As the middle of June finally arrives, there's warm weather and GREAT events in Jersey City this weekend! From live music, to cultural events, food fests, and nighttime soirées, you'll find something that everyone will enjoy this weekend. Here are your top weekend events that you cannot miss!
Thursday, June 21st:
LSC After Dark
Head to the Liberty Science Center this Thursday for their #LSCAfterDark event! Enjoy the theme Science on the Rocks, discover the science of alcohol, brew your own beer, and impress your friends by learning the physics of the perfect beer pong throw. This event wont only be fun on Thursday but will help you master your party skills!
In Full Color: Music and Stories by Women of Color
In Full Color is back for its annual theatrical event sharing stories by women of color. Featuring a cast of Jersey City natives, as well as women from all over the United States, come join these powerhouses, join in the discussion, laugh, cry and have an amazing time. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be bought here, and are $25 at the door. 165 Newark Ave
Friday, June 22nd:
Night Under the Stars
Join the Hamilton Park Conservancy Friday night from 6pm-9pm for a complete scenic viewing of Hamilton Park under the stars. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvre's and music will make your night especially spectacular. Sit back, sip a drink, and enjoy the stars! You can purchase tickets here. Park Francis Rooftop, 235 Pavonia Ave
The Living Dead Market
Harsimus Cemetery is hosting The Living Dead Market from 1pm-8pm. This eclectic setting is perfect for these unusual vendors and oddities. Admission is $5 and supports the maintenance of the cemetery! Harsimus Cemetery - 435 Newark Ave
Journey Through the Rhythm
Starting at 6:30pm, Journey Through the Rhythm is an interactive 40-45 minute bi-monthly workshop for children and adults of all ages. It teaches the balance of mind, body, soul, and art through rhythmic expressions. Come try something new and learn some new skills through cultural history, music and dance. Register for free here. Hudson CMO Community Center - 314 Pacific Ave
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018:
1st Annual Guinness, Oyster, and Music Festival @ The Hutton
Kick off summer the Hutton this Saturday with their food and music festival. Festivities begin at 1pm and continues on throughout the day. Enjoy live music, oysters, and of course a cold Guinness and celebrate this great weather!
Project: EATS 2018
Project: EATS kicks off on Saturday! Come celebrate the warm weather and eat some beyond delicious food and drinks that Jersey City and the surrounding areas has to offer! This event takes place both Saturday the 23rd, as well as Sunday the 24th from 11am-7pm each day. You CANNOT miss this annual food fest!
Start your Saturday finding your inner zen with Yoga Fest this weekend, fro 7am-3pm. This first event of its kind in Jersey City aims to "celebrate unity through yoga!" The schedule can be found on its website here. Bring your yoga mat, water, towel, sunscreen, and be ready to feel relaxed and rejuvenated! Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall
Henny and Paint Singles Mixer @ JAX
Enjoy a Henny and Paint Singles Mixer at JAX. This event offers 2 hours of painting, materials included, 1 Hennessy starter shot, and 3 complementary alcoholic drinks at their open bar. The event is BYOB if you're not a Henny drinker. This event is fist come, first serve - for physical tickets call 201-743-9406. 114 Monticello Ave
Print Party @ Jersey City Art School
That's right folks, you heard right, come try your hand at printmaking from 4pm-8pm! All materials are provided at the Jersey City Art School, and this event is open for both kids and adults! What could make this experience even better? It's BYOB! Tickets can be bought here, and are $25 at the door.
Sunday, June 24th, 2018:
Famous Food Market @ The Lutze Biergarten
Join the Lutze for their Famous Food Market on Sunday! This event has some tasty bites, a breathtaking view, and of course thirst-quenching drinks! It is free admission and takes place from 11am-730pm, both Saturday and Sunday.
Live Jazz @ Moore's Lounge
Sooth those 'Sunday Scaries' and listen to some live Jazz at Moore's Lounge. Join them every Sunday for some world-class Jazz musicians. Every week features a fantastic musician, and the event is family friendly, although drinks will be served. The music starts at 6:30pm and goes to around 10pm.
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!