The weekend is upon us! As usual, Jersey City has plenty of events and gatherings to offer both residents and visitors alike. We've got everything from dad- and family-friendly events to a Thursday night dance party and the kick-off of the Famous Food Market, a free event happening every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer.
Thursday, June 14th:
Evening Under the Stars
At the 8th annual festival hosted by The York Street Project, $60 will get you unlimited food and drink samples from all participating vendors from 6pm-9pm. Some of the food vendors include Talde, Ani Ramen, Porta, and more. There will be live music and a Dream Vacation Raffle. Purchase tickets in advance here or onsite. 89 York St.
#SinglesinJC Boot Camp at Base
Fitness, booze, and a potential bae? Join ChicPeaJC and Singles in JC for a boot camp workout from 7pm-8pm at Base. Then head over to Atlas Public House for the after party from 8pm-10 pm. If working out isn't your thing, there is no shame in just showing up to mingle at the after party. Base: 60 Christopher Columbus Dr. Atlas: 130 Newark Ave.
Red Lounge Industry Thursdays
Looking for a Thursday night turn up? Entry is free all night from 9pm-2am. Come get down to the beats of the following underground DJs: Sleepy & Boo, Mico, Tommy Conboy, and Carrera. 136 Newark Ave.
Fishing at the Reservoir
Bring the kids over to Reservoir 3 (Near Pershing Field) to sink a line this Thursday, June 14th from 3pm-7:30pm. Hosted by the Jersey City Department of Recreation, this is a reoccurring event that welcomes kids from ages 7 to 17. For a complete list of all dates check out their facebook page. 119-199 Reservoir Ave.
Friday, June 15th:
GP's Hamilton Park Piano Bar
Stop by GP's in Hamilton Park for a late night dinner, wine, and live piano music. Every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm-12am. 236 Pavonia Ave.
This Shabbat dinner party hosted by Mesorah NJ is from 7:30pm-10:30pm, beginning with Kiddush and hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner. French, Russian, and Moroccan plates will be served, as well as international spirits. Celebrate Shabbat with a gorgeous view of the skyline in the 11th Floor Observatory at Liberty Harbor. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 50 Regent St.
Saturday, June 16th:
Famous Food Market at The Lutze Biergarten
The first of many, this family-friendly and food-centric event will occur every Saturday and Sunday until October 28th. It is free to attend and the event host 30+ vendors, including local craftsmen, a farm-to-table stand, and a beer/wine garden with a view. It all kicks off this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7:30pm in the parking lot of The Lutze Biergarten. 15 2nd St.
Hudson County Transportation Management Association's 11th Annual Stride & Ride
Bring the kids over to Lincoln Park to learn all about cycling safety. There will be giveaways, bike races, and a safety obstacle course from 10am-3pm in parking lot next to the running track. This event is BYOB (Bring your own bicycle). 1 Lincoln Park.
Astrology Readings with Modern Sage
The Modern Sage Mobile Healing Station will be at Hamilton Park this Saturday from 12pm-4pm. Get your natal birth chart done or a 3-6 month transit reading. A session is $25 and lasts for 15-20 minutes. Call (201)-360-2318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment ahead of time or just show up and wait your turn. Look for a white van with a sunburst logo. Hamilton Park.
Three Beers for Three Years at Departed Soles
This weekend marks Departed Soles 3rd distribution anniversary. On Friday they will be releasing 2 barrel-aged beers and Saturday is the release of Berliner Weisse, their first "true" sour ale aged on dragon fruit. It's an exciting time to bring your dad to Jersey City's only brewery to enjoy a cold one. They are open Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-10pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. 150 Bay St #2A
Sunday, June 17th:
Father's Day Free Breakfast at Hudson Play
Hudson Play is hosting a complementary Father's Day breakfast. Bring the kids out to enjoy play-time and obstacle courses. Pre-purchase an Eat and Play Pass on their website. 189 Brunswick St.
Grace Van Vorst Book Sale
Books, CDs, and DVDs all for $2 or less. Come by Sunday from 12:30pm-4:30pm. This is a recurring event that happens every Sunday. 39 Erie 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!