Don't let the brutal summer heat get in the way of your plans for a fun summer in Jersey City. We've rounded up some fun events for you to get the most out of this weekend!
Thursday, August 9th:
Comedy Night at JC Underground
Laughter is the best medicine and it's definitely the best way to start your weekend off right! The JC Underground brings you some NYC quality comedians to the Jersey City downtown starting at 7:30 until 10pm for just $15. 116 Newark Ave.
Jersey City Poetry Slam at Tea NJ
Tea NJ will be hosting Jersey City Slam's 2018 Team Show Case! The show is the team's last opportunity to practice before the National Poetry Slam in Denver. They will be raising money for their travel costs while showing you their fully polished work before they head out! Attendance is free, doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. 262 Newark Ave.
Rum Punch Thursday at Harry's Daughter
Unwind after a sweltering summer week with a refreshing half price rum punch on the patio at Harry's Daughter! Grab some of their delicious Caribbean bites while you're there. 339 Communipaw Ave.
Friday, August 10th:
Paint and Sip Night! At 234 Gallery
Downtown 234 Gallery is hosting a Paint Night this Friday! The event is BYOB, so bring your favorite beverage and tap into your creative side for a unique Friday night out! Tickets can be purchased here. 234 York St.
Bonobo Night aka Flirtatious Fridays at Iron Monkey
Bring your date over to Iron Monkey on Friday for some live piano music and $12 bottles of champagne, Prosecco, and wine, and $5 desserts from 8:00pm-midnight. Register for this free event here. 99 Greene St.
Jersey City Scavenger Hunt
Jersey City Small Business Services of JCEDC is hosting a city-wide scavenger hunt, starting on Friday, to help promote small business and encourage residents to shop local. The hunt will close with a party and prizes on Sunday, August 12th at 3pm at City Hall. For more information and to register, check out the event page here.
Saturday, August 11th:
Salsa Pride Brunch at Hard Grove Restaurant
Your favorite Cuban brunch spot will be getting even more fun this weekend! Hard Grove will be hosting a Divas Pride Salsa Brunch filled with drinks, food, and live music! Tickets are limited so make sure you purchase yours ahead of time here. 284 1st St.
Indian Independence Day Celebration at City Hall Plaza
Join the Indian community for this celebration at City Hall Plaza from 4:00-8:30pm for delicious food and live music, along with a parade and dance performances!
Gelato Festival at Liberty State Park
Head over to Liberty State Park on Saturday for a unique look into the world of artisan gelato, because nothing goes better with a hot summer day than some ice-cold gelato! For more information check out the event page here. 200 Morris Pesin Dr.
Twilight Tee-Off at Skyway Golf Course
Head over Saturday evening for a nice and easy 9-hole round of golf at Skyway Golf Course. The event costs $25 and runs from 5:30–8:30pm. Purchase your tickets here. 515 Duncan Ave.
Sunday, August 12th:
SummerFest at Liberty State Park
Get your fill of summertime live music with the evening breeze over the waterfront and a perfect view of the New York City Skyline! This week's installment of the Liberty State Park SummerFest will feature jazz musician Andrae Murchison, the concert will run from 6-8pm and includes food trucks and lots of space to set up your chairs and blankets. 200 Morris Pesin Dr.
Molcajete de Tulum Menu at Zeppelin Hall
Sunday afternoon is the perfect opportunity to try out Zeppelin Hall's "Cuisine of Tulum" Menu, which is only available until August 19th. This is the first in a series of food specials from select cities around the world! 88 Liberty View Dr.
Written by Claire Layton
Claire is a quintessential Canadian girl looking forward to exploring JC one craft beer at a time! She is a graduate student of anthropology, spending all of her free time either at the gym, frequenting comedy bars, or scouring the city for free concerts.