Your Guide to 12 {Can't-Miss} Jersey City Events This Weekend: 11/8-11/11

Your Guide to 12 {Can't-Miss} Jersey City Events This Weekend: 11/8-11/11

Posted in Entertainment on November 08, 2018

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November is here and Thanksgiving is definitely creeping up on us. With all the family time you're going to have at the end of the month, why not fill the rest with lots of fun events with friends! Whether you're in the mood for crafty workshops or dance parties, we've got you covered.


Thursday, November 8th:

Oliva Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

If you've walked down the pedestrian plaza recently, you've probably noticed a new store front on Newark Ave—Oliva. At 10am Thursday, help the HDSID and the JC community in formally welcoming Oliva to Newark Ave. The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District is holding a ribbon cutting for Oliva. 138 Newark Ave.


Friday, November 9th:

Rebuilding Together JC at O'Leary's Publik House

contribute to a good cause while also having some fun? Join Rebuilding Together JC for a $75 open bar at O'Leary's Publik House. Rebuilding JC is a non-profit organization that uses volunteers to renovate low-income homes. All proceeds from the open bar go towards materials used to restore the homes. 788 Garfield Ave.


Jets Uncorked at Buy Rite

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the NY Jets' victory in Superbowl III, Buy Rite is hosting a wine tasting! Head over to meet former Jets WR Wesley Walker and former RB Freeman McNeil and get yourself a signed bottle of Jets Uncorked Championship Reserve. 575 Manila Ave.


Bonobo Night aka Flirtatious Friday at Iron Monkey

Enjoy a romantic night and live piano music at the Iron Monkey with $12 bottles of wine, Prosecco, and champagne and $5 desserts. The event runs from 8pm until midnight. 99 Greene St.


Saturday, November 10th:

Saturday Night Dance Party at Lucky 7

On Saturday night Lucky 7 will be hosting one of their famous dance parties. Be ready for lots of music and amazing drink specials including: $3 Labatt Blue drafts, $4 house vodka drinks, and much more! 322 2nd Ave.


Saturday Matinee Music Showcase at FM

No plans after brunch on Saturday? Check out FM's Saturday Matinee Music Showcase. The schedule is packed with performances from six bands including: Gurl Mob, Breaktime, Rockstar Racecar, and DAGE. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 2:30pm. 340 Third St.


JC Heights Health Fair

Head into the holidays with a clean bill of health at the JC Heights Health Fair on Saturday. From 10am–2pm the Hudson County Latino Foundation and CarePoint Health are hosting the fair which will include a multitude of health screenings (vision, dental, diabetes, breast cancer, etc.), fa free Zumba class, and flu shots! 167 Hancock Ave.


Fitness & Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Season at CycleMixx

The holidays are right around the corner, so if you're looking for advice on how to keep your diet balanced look no further. Join CycleMixx for a workshop in healthy eating and wellness during the holiday season. After the nutrition discussion, there will be a 60 minute DJ#MixxItUp full body cycling class. Tickets are $30, get yours here. 837 Jersey Ave.


Sami Eldebs at The Hutton

Saturday night, head over to The Hutton for live music from Sami Eldebs. His performance starts at 10:30pm, but why not head over early and grab a delicious dinner and a beer first. 225 Hutton St.


Sunday, November 11th:

Macramé Wall Hanging + Wine Workshop

Looking for an opportunity to add a little creativity to your life? Join All Tied Up by RDJ for a Macramé Wall Hanging + Wine Workshop from 11:30am-1:30pm. This two-hour workshop will teach you basic macramé knots, different cords used for macramé, how to design a plant hanger, and how to add florals to your design. All materials AND wine and snacks are included in the $45 ticket price. Get tickets here. 514 Jersey Ave.


Urban Garden Tea Party at Loosen Up JC

Add a little flavor and color to your apartment with the Urban Garden Tea Party class. The class will include an introduction to growing garden herbs indoors, a hands-on cultivation demonstration, and the sowing of two herbs to take home. Local kombucha and snacks will be served for a tea party after class, and they urge attendees to dress "as if you are lucky enough to be attending one of the Queen of England's 3 garden parties held at Buckingham Palace each year." Tickets are $35 and available here. 188 Newark Ave., Suite 2


Drag Queen Bingo at Gringo's

Hosted by Linda Simpson and Chicpea JC, Drag Queen Bingo is sure to be a fun change to your boring brunch plans. There will be a DJ, lots of prizes, and drink specials. Reservations are highly recommended, so make sure to call and reserve a table! 12 Coles St.


Written by Janet McIntyre

Janet is a Jersey City newbie but loves all that the city has to offer. She loves anything food related, and, like a true millennial, documents everything she eats and cooks {pics or it didn't happen}! Follow her eatventures at @jamshungry!