October comes with so many great things. From leaves changing, the weather becoming just the right temperature, spooky movies, and a chance to dress in costume, what could be better? October in JC of course! Here are 10 amazing things to look forward to this month!
James Patterson and Meg Cabot at Loews Theater – October 9th
WORD Bookstore is bringing two brilliant minds together to the Loews Theater on October 9th. Join James Patterson and Meg Cabot in conversation about his newest work as well as a live meet and greet! This is event is one for the books (pun intended), and will sure to be a delight to every reader. Tickets can be purchased here. 54 Journal Square Plaza.
Ani Ramen: Ramen Eating Competition – October 9th
Join Ani Ramen for their 3rd annual Ramen Eating Competition. Their ramen is top notch, and for just a few $ you can eat as much as you want! In celebration of National Noodle Day join the fun and deliciousness, and all proceeds will be going to charity. You can sign up by emailing them. 218 Newark Ave.
Ghoulish Cocktail Class at Liberty House Restaurant – October 10th
October is the perfect time for scary stories, and of course scary drinks. Join Liberty House Restaurant as they present a class on creating your very own creepy cocktails. Make your own drinks, enjoy good company and passed appetizers. Call to reserve your spot. 76 Audrey Zapp Dr.
JC Wine Fest at Harborside Atrium – October 13th
JC Wine Fest is back for this fall! With each ticket comes unlimited wine samples with live entertainment, food, and games! This year will be one of the best yet. Tickets can be bought here. 210 Hudson St.
The Living Dead Market at Harsimus Cemetery – October 13th
The Living Dead Market returns this October 13th featuring the creepiest and coolest items around. Join unique vendors in the Harsimus Cemetery to view and purchase taxidermy, apothecary goods, handmade macramé, and more! This event is $5 at the door, and takes place from 11am-5pm. 435 Newark Ave.
LSC After Dark: Monster Masquerade – October 18th
LSC is great no matter the theme but this month is even better than usual. Join them on October 18th from 6-10pm for ghouls, ghosts, and monsters galore! This year, go through Doom Zoo, try to escape the 4,000-sq-ft spider maze, cocktails, a costume contest, and of course dancing. 222 Jersey City Blvd.
Alfred Hitchcock's THE LODGER at Monty Hall – October 26th
Monty Hall is putting on Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1927 silent film THE LODGER this October! Join them on October 26th, and enjoy the film with the live score by MORRICONE YOUTH! This is truly an event not to be missed. Tickets are $12 and can be bought here. 43 Montgomery St.
Halloween Bash at Harborside Atrium – October 26th
The Lutze is partnering with Harborside Atrium to throw a huge Halloween bash this October! From 8pm to 1am, join DJ's costume contests, delicious food and drinks, photobooths, and live entertainment! Halloween has never been so fun! Tickets can be bought online for $20 and $30 at the door. 210 Hudson St.
Terminal of Terror 3 at Historic Central Railroad of NJ – October 27th
Terminal of Terror 3 Historic Central Railroad of NJ will be transformed into the annual Terminal of Terror this October. Join the event on October 27th, overlooking some of the best views of Liberty State Park, fantastic drinks, attractions and more. 1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
After the Harvest Wine and Food Event at Hudson County Community College – October 27th
The 2nd Annual After the Harvest Wine and Food Event is returning to the Culinary Arts Institute at Hudson County Community College. This October 27th from 1-5pm get an intimate look into wine tastings, seminars, and enjoy a free glass! This event will include music, entertainment, food vendors and of course world-class wines! Tickets can be purchased here. 161 Newkirk 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!