Your Guide to 12 {Can’t-Miss} Jersey City Events This Weekend: 5/17-5/20

Your Guide to 12 {Can’t-Miss} Jersey City Events This Weekend: 5/17-5/20

Posted in Entertainment on May 17, 2018

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Here's your guide to making this weekend awesome! Whether you want to party, work out, or enjoy some live music, this weekend in JC has something for everyone!

Thursday, May 17th:


Go to Ani Ramen anytime between tonight (the 17th) and the 20th to contribute to their GIVING with NOODLES. All proceeds will go to benefit the NJ Rock and Walk on May 20th, which Ani Ramen will be participating in. 218 Newark Ave.

Surf City

Enjoy the feeling of the beach with the season opening of Surf City this weekend! Have a piña colada and kick off your weekend the right way. P.S. check out their newly-launched raw bar & poké! 1 Marin Blvd.

LSC After Dark

Join the Liberty Science Center with vendors to experience the superhero event of a lifetime. LSC is hosting the best party to embrace your inner Superman, Ironman, Wonder Woman, and even the Black Widow. Come embrace your inner superhero tonight from 6pm-10pm. Tickets are $20-$30 online and $5 more at the door. 222 Jersey City Blvd.

Friday, May 18th:

Flatbread Co. Opening

Celebrate the opening of Flatbread Co at their ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday! From 4:30pm onward, join Mayor Fulop in welcoming the new business to JC! 26 Journal Sq.

Basement Citizen at White Eagle Hall

Basement Citizen and Pronoun Souvenirs will be playing at White Eagle Hall this Friday. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $23.45/pp. 337 Newark Ave.

Grove Corner Bar Live DJ

Head to Grove Corner Bar to listen to a Live DJ from 10pm to 2am. They will be mixing Top 40 with old school R&B as well as Euro house music. 116 Newark Ave.

Saturday, May 19th:

JC Fitness Fair City Hall JC

Feel free to get your fitness on! From 11am-2pm come explore different fitness methods, meet wellness experts, and best of all, it's FREE, and right outside of City Hall! 280 Grove St.

Porta Girls Night Out

Porta is throwing a Girls Night Out event on Saturday from 11:30pm to 6pm. Come join LUVL1SA and her crew along with a DJ in the basement for an underground party. 135 Newark Ave.

Owls and Lions at Atlas

From 11:30am to 3:30pm, come listen to the intimate band Owls and Lions at Atlas for one of the best entertainment bands in JC. For weddings and events, if you book through them during the event you can receive a discount. Please RSVP at 130 Newark Ave.

Pushing Up the Daises Festival

Join FM and sponsors in hearing live music and performances at the Pushing Up the Daisies Festival. Gates open at 1pm, with a $10 suggested donation. After the event ends at 8pm, the after party will be held at FM starting at 9pm. 435 Newark Ave. & 340 3rd St.

Sunday, May 20th:

Headstands for Hunger

Join Headstands for Hunger in accomplishing their mission to join the community and promote mindfulness. Attend the event at the Harborside Atrium from 9am to Noon for free yoga! 210 Hudson Ave.

Pint JC

Join Pint JC for a discount on craft beers this Sunday! The special is $5 giant 16 oz. cocktails, $4 bottled craft beers, $3 mixed drinks, and $2 shots all night (3:30pm 'til 2am)! 34 Wayne St.

Written by Angela Ashman

Angela is a graduate student of cultural anthropology. While living in JC for the past two years, she has developed quite a taste for champagne, eclectic bars and exploring dog parks with her adorable cardigan welsh corgi, Olive. Follow her adventures with Olive on her Instagram @angie_ash!