This weekend in Jersey City we have happy hours, brunches, dance parties, and a finally... a health expo to attend as you're recovering from it all. All that and more are happening around town this weekend!
Thursday, May 24th:
North Jersey Babes in Business: How to Sell Like A Boss! @ Porta
Have you always wanted to become an entrepreneur? Anyone who is trying to make it in the retail game should join Babes in Business for a workshop that will cover topics like using social media to grow your business, business with retail and wholesale outlets, and how to open a retail space, all from experts in the vendor market. The networking/educational event will take place at Porta from 6:30pm-8:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available here. 135 Newark Ave.
Park Drawings and Abstract Paintings
Local artist Norman Kirby (known for the fence-tape sculptures) will be showcasing his latest work at 313 Gallery from 6pm-10pm. The collection include abstract paintings, wire sculptures, and colored ink drawings of JC parks. 313 3rd. St.
Spoken/Word Slam Poetry Workshop with JC Slam
The workshop will include a brief synopsis of the slam poetry movement, writing exercises, a chance to perform in class, and a critique. All levels are welcome. The $49 fee gets you a two-part class taking place on both Thursday, May 24th and the following Thursday, May 31st, at HCCC from 6pm-8:30pm. To register or for more info click here. 71 Sip Ave.
Thursday Happy Hour @ Corgi Spirits
This is a weekly recurring happy hour at our local Jersey City distillery. Enjoy $8 cocktails and 10% off bottles from 5pm-9pm every Thursday. 1 Distillery Dr.
Happy Hour @ SOUTH HOUSE
SOUTH HOUSE does weekly happy hour and offers $3 beer specials, $5 house wines, $7 Ketel One cocktails and more! Start your weekend off right and stop in from 4pm-7pm to take advantage of these specials. 149 Newark Ave.
Friday, May 25th:
Hudson City Rats - Live in the Parlor @ Fox and Crow
If 70s glam rock and rhythm blues tunes sound like your thing, swing by Fox and Crow in The Heights from 10pm-midnight. 594 Palisade Ave.
Saturday, May 26th:
The Jersey City Health and Wellness Expo
This two-day event, hosted by Health and Wellness Expos USA will feature vendors and practitioners across all areas of health. Whether you're looking for a nearby nutritionist, fitness trainer, chiropractor, or even doctor, all can be found at the expo. Come by Newport Centre Saturday May 26th from 10am-8pm or Sunday May 27th from 11am-6pm. 30 Mall Dr. W
Dance Party @ Lucky 7's
Did somebody say dance party? Join DJ J. Tower from 10pm-3am at Lucky 7's. Drink specials include $6 vodka red bulls, $5 shots of Cuervo or SoCo, and $3-$4 beer specials. Good times and music all night long. 322 2nd St.
Old Bergen Cemetery Walking Tour
Learn about the Dutch settlers of Jersey City on this one hour tour, Saturday May 26th from 6pm-7pm. This event is hosted by The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy and there is a suggested donation of $5 to attend. 124 Vroom St.
Sunday, May 27th:
3rd Annual Fleet Week Celebration @ Liberty State Park
Say Ahoy Jersey City! To kickoff Fleet Week, come down to Liberty State Park on Sunday May 27th from 12pm-5pm. There will be brass band performance, a Search and Rescue demonstration by the US Coast Guard, and displays and activities for the kids. This celebration is free and open to the public. 1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Brunch @ Talde
Sundays are for brunch. And Daniel Talde's take on a pan-Asian brunch is one that must be experienced. Edamame Toast and Breakfast Ramen are just some of dishes to expect. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. 8 Erie St.
Brunch & Live Irish Music @ The Hutton
Every Sunday at The Hutton enjoy some bagpipes after your eggs and $5 bloodies! Yes, you read that correctly, $5 Bloody Marys! The music goes from 3-6pm (Brunch ends at 3:30pm). The even better news is that The Hutton also just opened their patio for the season! 225 Hutton St.
Monday, May 28th:
Karaoke Theme Night: Musical Potluck @ LITM
Best thing about a 3-day weekend? An extra day of fun. LITM is hosting a Potluck Karaoke night, and there will be prizes involved (aka free drinks or food). You can choose to opt in to the potluck, submit a song, and draw a song. Happy Hour specials will be available, too. 140 Newark Ave.
Open Mic Mondays @ FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge
Take a step onto the stage at FM for their Open Mic Mondays. The stage is open from 8pm-midnight. Free to sign up, so belt your heart out! 340 3rd St.
Written by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
Jersey City born, Kait loves how the city has flourished since her childhood, and the fact that she can now enjoy it as an adult. She can often be found running by the waterfront, in the local vintage shops or killing it on the foosball table at South House. Her hobbies include brunch, shopping, and Instagram. What like those aren't hobbies? Follow her outfits and antics @outfittedand_about!