Who doesn't love a little extra weekend? If you decided to skip the shore this Labor Day, are heading down late to miss the traffic, or coming home early to beat the traffic we've got you covered with events from Thursday through Monday.
Thursday, August 30th:
Farewell My Summer Loves Dance Party at FM Restaurant
DJ Leeroy Green will be at FM bringing you the last Thursday night turn up of the summer. *Sobs* Dance the night away to summer bangers from 9pm-1am. No cover. 340 3rd St.
Mama Yo! at Porta
Good food and live music on a rooftop equals the perfect way to end the summer. This Thursday Mama Yo! will be performing on the rooftop at Porta from 6-9pm. This has got date night vibes written all over it. 135 Newark Ave.
Tapas at Zeppelin Hall
The next stop on Zeppelin Hall's world food tour series is Spain. From now until September 16th a tapas menu is available. Come taste the art of the small plate. 88 Liberty View Dr.
Thursdays With the Red Bulls at Buy Rite
Need to make a liquor store run before heading down the shore? This Thursday Florian Valot of the New York Red Bulls will be doing a meet and greet at Buy Rite from 6:30–8:00pm. 575 Manila Ave.
Yoga For Unleashing Creativity at Art House Productions
Calling all creatives! This yoga class hosted at Art House Productions is designed to open the creative flow through guided meditation using teachings/readings, breathing, and energy techniques. The class meets at 7pm this Thursday, August 30th and next Thursday, September 6th. For more info or to enroll out check Arts on the Hudson's website. 262 17th St.
Friday, August 31st:
Claws 2! At Surf City
Nothing says LDW like a lobster dinner and you don't have to go DTS (down the shore) to enjoy a crustacean along with waterfront views. Head to Surf City for a menu of 10 lobster dishes from now until September 16th. 1 Marin Blvd.
Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri at Mana Contemporary
Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri is an Italian comic book writer and illustrator best known for his detailed images of women and work with Druuna, an erotic science fiction series. His pieces will be on display for the first time ever in the United States at the Scott Eder Gallery from now until October 13th. Viewing hours this Friday are from 5-9pm. Parental Advisory: These are not your kid's comic book illustrations. 888 Newark Ave.
Saturday, September 1st:
Marketplace JC's Women in Business Day
This Saturday, September 1st, Marketplace JC will feature all female-run vendors; selling everything from food to fashion to bath products. Come out and support women in business from 12-5pm at the newly renovated plaza behind the Journal Square Path Station near the corner of Summit Ave and Magnolia Ave. 136 Magnolia Ave.
Arts on The Hudson Fest
This is the first annual Arts on The Hudson Fest. Taking place this Saturday in Hamilton Park from 12-6pm. Enjoy live music, free Zumba and yoga class, arts and crafts activities, vendors, and more. 9th St. and W Hamilton Park
Macramé + Wine Workshop at All Tied Up Studio
This 2-hour class will focus on working with two types of cords while learning macramé knot techniques and how to design one for your wall. All materials will provided… including the wine and snacks! This class runs from 2-4pm this Saturday. Purchase tickets here for only $45. 514 Jersey Ave.
Capital Wrestling Presents: The Colossal Confrontation at White Eagle Hall
It's not every Saturday you get to witness live wrestling in JC (And no...the 2am fights on Grove Street don't count!) This Saturday Be Terrific and Capital Wrestling are hosting matches at White Eagle Hall from 8-11pm. 337 Newark Ave.
Sunday, September 2nd:
Riverview Jazz at Magnolia Landing
Swing by Magnolia Landing at the Journal Square PATH for a pop-up live jazz performance brought to you by the Riverview Jazz Festival. Taking place this Sunday from 1-2:15pm. 136 Magnolia Ave.
The African Culture Arts Family Festival at Berry Lane Park
Art, music, food, and kids activities. The hours this Sunday are from 12-7pm at Berry Lane Park. This is a daily recurring event until September 9th. 1000 Garfield Ave.
The Riverview Farmers Market
Still happening over Labor Day weekend and the perfect stop if you want to throw a last minute BBQ! Come by Riverview Park for your local produce needs (Including organic meats) and other vendors. 1 Bowers St.
Monday, September 3rd:
RJO All-Stars at Brightside Tavern
Brightside Tavern is the place to be this Labor Day evening form 8pm-12am for some live jazz music brought to you by the Riverview Jazz Organization. Relax before returning to the grind with cocktails and jazz. 141 Bright St.
Bad & Bourgie BBQ at Mathews Food & Drink
Join Mathews Food & Drink for the reincarnation of their Bad & Bourgie BBQ. There will be food specials all Labor Day, with special menu items including Kobe Chili Cheese Dogs, Surf and Turf Skewers, and Habanero Peach Ribs. 351 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!