Although summer is coming to an end, the heat has been convincing us otherwise. Whether you're ready to bask in these last summer days or already moving in the direction of PSL and in the mood for fall. Here are your top activities in JC this weekend!
Thursday, September 6th:
Porch Finds x Scout and Supply Pop-Up Shop at Pet Shop
We all know the end of the summer can be depressing. But, this Thursday from 6pm-midnight, Pet Shop is hosting a vintage pop-up shop in partnership with Porch Finds and Scout and Supply! Come grab some stellar one-of-a-kind pieces, grab a drink, and listen to some great music! 193 Newark Ave.
Clément Rhum Class and Happy Hour at Cellar 335
Most people don't know much about rum, besides that it's delicious in Mai Thais. BUT, alas, here is your chance to learn! Join Cellar 335 and Clément Rhum for their rum education and Tiki Happy Hour. The event will run from 5-9pm, include the class and a great happy hour after! 335 Newark Ave.
Hometown Heroes Showcase at FM Restaurant
FM Restaurant is known for their great selection of weekly live music, and this weekend does not disappoint. Join FM this Thursday for their Hometown Heroes Showcase from 8-11pm. 340 Third St.
Comedy Open Mic Night at Art House Productions
Come to the monthly Open Mic Night at Art House Productions. This event is open to all performing artists so if you want to try your hand at stand-up now is your chance. If not, come listen to some beginners, and some experienced performers from 7-9pm. 262 17th St.
Friday, September 7th:
Game Night at Lutze Biergarten
The Lutze is hosting Game Night on Friday starting at 8pm! Come play giant yard pong (!!!), participate in a water balloon toss and cornhole, and of course enjoy their amazing cocktails, beer, and bites. There will even be prizes! 3 2nd St.
Tommyrotter Tasting at The Thirsty Quaker
Tommyrotter Distillery is hosting a tasting of their whiskey, vodka, and gin! Stop by The Thirsty Quaker for a tasting from 6-8pm and don't forget to stock up for the weekend. 492 Monmouth St.
Groove on Grove Friday Edition
HDSID is hosting its final JC Friday edition of Groove on Grove on September 7th. Come listen to amazing live bands from 3-7pm, grab a few drinks and food from local vendors, and shop around some of the greatest local artisans around. Grove Street PATH Plaza
Better than Fiction: JC Writers Storytelling
Come listen to some talented local JC writers tell you about their lives and experiences they have lived through. Stories can be about anything, but are all true experiences lived by the storytellers. Join JCW for some wine, light bites, and of course some great narratives from 7-9pm. 331 Newark Ave.
Lucky 7's Tavern Cans For Cancer
Lucky 7's is hosting a beer fundraiser this weekend to benefit individuals and families who are impacted by different types of cancer. Enjoy $4 cans of Brooklyn Brewery and all proceeds will benefit the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University medical Center. The only thing better than enjoying a nice beer, is giving back while enjoying it. 322 2nd St.
Saturday, September 8th:
Berry Good Yoga at Sweetberry Bowls
Sweetberry Bowls is hosting 'Berry Good Yoga!' Come join Sweetberry, and instructor Dina Jvas for a yoga class and bowl at 7am this Saturday. This deal is just $25! Start your Saturday off on a healthy note. 179 Newark Ave.
Hamilton Park BBQ Festival
This Saturday join Hamilton Park for their annual BBQ Festival. Come enjoy a day full of great, local food, beer provided by NJ Beer Co, music and games! This event is fun for adults and the whole family, and takes place from noon to 8 pm. Hamilton Park
The Hudson West Folk Festival
The Hudson West Folk Festival is back! Come join the fun on Saturday from 12-9pm to listen to a variety of folk. Not only will you hear fantastic music, but you will be able to experience workshops on musical techniques, and shop vendors! Advance tickets can be bought here, and also at the door. 39 Erie St.
JC Craft Distillery Festival
This weekend the Harborside Atrium is hosting the JC Craft Distillery Fest. Come taste over 100 different spirits, find a new favorite, and of course enjoy the gorgeous skyline. Use code HAN for $20 Off your tickets which can be bought here for the 2pm or 7pm sessions. 210 Hudson St.
Sunday, September 9th:
Painting Class at Happy Paints
Come spend your Sunday relaxing and painting at Happy Paints! Happy Paints is hosting a painting class from 3:30-5:30pm, and all supplies are included. Snacks and drinks are welcome, but note, this event is family friendly. This week's painting will focus on owl silhouettes looking at a sunset! Tickets are recommended to be bought before here, but can be purchased at the door. 124 Mallory Ave.
Paper Flower Making Class
Bring out your inner crafter this weekend at a paper flower making class! From 1-3:30pm learn how to make some of the prettiest paper flowers, enjoy some light refreshments, and bring out your inner artist. Tickets can be bought here. 195 New York Ave.
Departed Soles Can Release
Departed Soles Brewing Co. is releasing their Space Tater NEIPA Can this weekend. Join them from 1-7pm on Sunday, try their new beer, bring your doggos, and enjoy the last days of the warm weather! 150 Bay St.
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!