Hey Jersey City! Hope you don't have any plans this weekend, because there are tons of events to attend right here in town. We have the kick-off of the week-long annual Riverview Jazz Festival, the launch party of Corgi Spirits' new summer Gin, the 2nd leg start of The Atlantic Cup, a block party, and much, much more!
Thursday, May 31st:
18th Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy Preservation Awards
Taking place at the beautifully restored Loews Theatre, enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and conversation. This is a great chance to learn more about local history and architecture, as well as the preservation efforts around town. Tickets will be available at the door for $60, and $50 in advance via EventBrite. 54 Journal Square.
Psychedelic Furs Unofficial After Party at FM Restaurant Lounge and Bar
Everybody knows the after party is where it's at! After the Psychedelic Furs' sold out show at White Eagle Hall head over to FM Restaurant Lounge and Bar to dance the night away to the beats of DJ Bruce M Ciccone. This event is free and starts at 11pm. 340 3rd St.
Friday, June 1st:
Groove on Grove Artist and Maker Market: JC Friday Edition
The first Friday of every month is for Groove on Grove's Artist and Maker Market. Enjoy outdoor shopping for goods by local artists and snack vendors from 3pm-10pm at The Grove Street PATH Plaza. From 5pm to 9pm enjoy live music from a different artist every hour. Grove PATH Plaza.
Riverview Jazz Festival Kick-Off at Exchange Place
The kick-off for the 6th annual Riverview Jazz Festival will feature 30 performers from 4:30pm to 9pm. There is promise of food and family fun at the event, happening at Exchange Place. The week-long series will run from Friday June 1st to Saturday June 9th and will feature 40 performances across Jersey City. For a complete list of them visit their site.
Launch of Garden Party Gin and Summer Cocktails at Corgi Spirits
Join Corgi Spirits at their Jersey City distillery for the release of their seasonal gin. This summer, enjoy a refreshing blend of cucumber, fresh herbs, and citrus peel. The Garden Party Gin will be served in the tasting room beginning June 1st, this is also the launch date of their Summer Cocktail Menu. 1 Distillery Dr.
Magnificent Milena: Oil Paintings of Jersey City Waterfront
We all love looking at the waterfront and skyline. So why not check out some oil paintings of it? On Friday June 1st, artist Milena Filipova will be showcasing paintings of the skyline at Gallerie Hudson from 6pm to 9pm. Some personal glass artwork will be on display, too. 197 Newark Ave.
Saturday, June 2nd:
The Hamilton Inn and Hamilton Pork Block Party
Enjoy outdoor fun, food, live music, and drinks brought to you by The Hamilton Inn and Hamilton Pork. Dessert will be served by Milk Sugar Love and all proceeds will go to the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association. Face painting and an art studio will be available for the kids. The party will go all day, from 11am to 7pm. 247 10th St.
JC Fitness Fair
Swimsuit season is officially upon us. Fitness fanatics or those looking for some new motivation should stop by the 3rd annual JC Fitness Fair, Saturday June 2nd from 10am-2pm at Exchange Place. Hosted by ChicPea JC and JC Families, this is a great opportunity to meet local fitness and health professionals. It is FREE to attend, so #noexcuses. 1 Exchange Place.
Barks and Bites at Burger Supreme JC
All customers will receive 30% off their orders from 1pm to 3pm. All proceeds will go to The Liberty Humane Society. Enjoy live music and free treats for the doggies. 238 1st St.
Leg 2 of The New York Portland Start
Come watch the competitors in the Atlantic Cup kick off their second leg at Liberty Landing Marina. After arriving from Charleston, South Carolina they will be heading up to Portland, Maine. The race starts at 12pm sharp, so be sure to arrive early. 80 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Sunday, June 3rd:
Music In The Park: Riverview Jazz Presents James Gibbs The III
On Sunday June 3rd at The Riverview Farmers Market, come hear the sounds of this self-taught trumpeter. There will be one set at 12:30pm and another at 2pm. Riverview-Fisk Park on Palisades Ave.
Bike JC Presents the Ward Tour
The bike tour begins at 11am at City Hall. The 16-mile tour is a rain or shine event and will take participants along a route that covers all of Jersey City's neighborhoods. For more info or to register visit their site. 280 Grove 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!