Enjoy the end of the summer weather with a break from the rain (finally) and some fun in JC. From drinking to dancing to learning and eating there is something for everyone. Here are your top events to make the most of your weekend.
Thursday, August 16th:
LSC After Dark: Booze and Boogers
Booze and Boogers is the go-to event to enjoy a beer while also learning about those habits we hate to talk about. This Liberty Science Center event is one for sure not to miss. The event runs from 6-10pm. 222 Jersey City Blvd.
'90s Throwback Party at White Eagle Hall
This weekend White Eagle Hall is hosting an amazing '90s cover dance party. Join Group Mxtape and DJ Blazin B for the throwback event of the month. On top of a costume contest and giveaways, entry is $10 before the event and 10pm the night of. 337 Newark Ave.
Comedy Thursday at LITM
Laugh your a** off this weekend at LITM. They are hosting an event in remembrance of Richard Thomas Valle, who was a host in NYC, as well as JC. In addition to drink specials and happy hour from 5-7pm, there will be raffles to enter! 140 Newark Ave.
Friday, August 17th:
Art Yard Sale at Gallerie Hudson
Gallerie Hudson is hosting its largest Art Yard Sale this weekend. Join them on Friday from 10am to 6pm for a variety of art supplies, prints, frames, photographs, and more. Can't make it on Friday? They will have their doors open and yard sale prices all weekend, but it is cash only! 197 Newark Ave.
JSQ Green Market
The Journal Square Green Market is open and ready for business this weekend. Enjoy drinks, light bites, and music in the JSQ Plaza. This event runs from 2-7pm. Journal Sq.
Flirtatious Fridays at Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey hosts the flirtiest event in JC on Friday nights. Enjoy $12 bottles of wine, Prosecco, and champagne, $5 desserts, and live piano music. This event runs from 8pm to 12am and you can check back every Friday for different themes. 99 Greene St.
Movie Night at Hamilton Park
Hamilton Park offers an amazing summer event most weekends–movies in the park! Come watch the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast this weekend. Movie begins at 8pm, is free, and can be a great start to your Friday night! Hamilton Park
Saturday, August 18th:
Slime Pop-Up Shop at ModCup Coffee
This weekend is the first U.S.-based Slime Pop-Up Shop. ModCup Coffee is hosting for a day of fun, slime, photos, and friends. Featuring some of the most popular slimers (yes, go look it up on Instagram), this event is free and one of the most fun this weekend. 25 Senate Pl.
Pride Bar Crawl at The Royal
The Royal is hosting the 4th Annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl on Saturday. The route will begin at The Royal and visit Atlas, Talde, and end at Pint. This event is free, and there will be raffles and drink specials at each stop. The event takes place from 6-10pm. 100 York St.
Macramé + Wine Workshop at All Tied Up Studio
This event is one of the most unique 'how to's' this weekend in JC and takes place at All Tied Up Studio. Learn how to make all of those fancy wall hangings that you would spend too much money on at Home Goods or Urban Outfitters. All materials are provided, as well as snacks and wine. Tickets can be bought here. 514 Jersey Ave.
Vincent Minervini Art Show at AHP Gallery
In partnership with Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Art House productions the longtime JC artist Vincent Minervini is taking over AHP Gallery. Come see his pop art creations with a macabre edge questioning commercialism and societal patriarchy. This event runs from 5-9pm. 262 17th St.
Disco Dance Party
Van Vorst Park Association and the Friends of Van Vorst Park are having the grooviest dance party this study. Put on your dancing shoes and boogie the night away with music from a live DJ and Disco Dance lessons! This event is free for the whole family and runs from 6-10pm. Van Vorst Park
Sunday, August 19th:
Hair and Fashion Week
Join the hottest and most talented in hair and fashion this weekend at Hair and Fashion week at Harborside Atrium. From 5-9pm you can mix and mingle with the best of the best. Tickets can be bought here, has a theme of Rio de Janeiro, and has a DJ, and even free haircuts! Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson Street
OSO 1st Anniversary and Pride Party
Come celebrate your PRIDE at the 2st annual Pride Party. From 6-11pm, join Red Lounge as they host 2 DJ's drink specials and a GoGo Bear. Kick off your PRIDE celebrations the weekend before and dance the night away. 136 Newark Ave.
CANVS Jersey City Street Art Bike Tour
This is one of the coolest and best free events JC has to offer. With amazing murals and street art all around JC, you cannot miss this bike tour. Complete with a guide through "Chilltown," connect better with local JC and the amazing art around you from 12-2:30pm. Grove Street Path Station
SummerFest 2018 at Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park is hosting live music this Sunday with Country Blues. Come join them Sunday from 6-8pm, view the perfect sunset with the skyline, and enjoy free parking in the Ferry Lot. You'll be sure to erase the Sunday scaries! 1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Up Top Rooftop Summer Series at Porta
Come sit on the rooftop of Porta and enjoy the diverse music that JC has to offer. This is the second session of a 3-part series so be sure to catch it before the end. This event runs from 3-10pm and tickets are $3 here, and are $5 at the door. 135 Newark Ave.
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!