It's 2019, and to get your year started off right, we've rounded up some of the best events going on around Jersey City throughout the month of January!
First Day Hike to Caven Point Beach at Liberty State Park — January 1st
Ring in the New Year with a 3-mile, leisurely hike to Caven Point Beach. Explore the manmade and natural shoreline of the Upper NY Bay, with unique views of the Statue of Liberty and New York skyline! Check in will be at the Park Office at 10am, registration is required, please email with your name, contact information (email and phone), and number of people in your party. 200 Morris Pesin Drive.
Game Night at Carvao BBQ — January 1st
Start off your year right with a good ole' fashioned Game Night! The fun begins at 7pm, and there will be a chance to indulge in the delicious food that Carvao BBQ has to offer! 686 Bergen Ave.
Sopranos Trivia with Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall at WORD Café and Bookstore — January 8th
Head over to WORD Jersey City for a night of Sopranos trivia with esteemed Sopranos experts Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall, in celebration of the show's 20th anniversary. The night begins at 7:30pm, there will be prizes and wine, and an opportunity to show off your Sopranos knowledge! 123 Newark Ave.
Emo Night at PS Wine Bar — January 10th
Head over to the PS Wine Bar (downstairs at Pet Shop JC) for "Emo Night NYC - Do You Know Who You Are?" This is New York's longest running monthly DJ night playing the best in old school emo, punk, and post-hardcore from the '90s through the 2010s! The event begins at 8pm, and there is no cover! 193 Newark Ave.
America's First Standup Comedy Open Mic in Hinglish at Dorrian's Red Hand — January 12th
Funny Tikka Masala will be hosting this unique comedy event at Dorrian's Red Hand, where the aim is to provide a supportive environment to those who want to try doing stand-up comedy. For more information about participating at attending, visit the event page here. 555 Washington Blvd.
The Theatre of Terror Premier at The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre — January 12th
The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre will be hosting the theatrical premiere of a feature length anthology, "The Theatre of Terror" inspired by shows like "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits," and movies like "Creepshow." The cast and crew will be on hand for after for Q&A and photo ops at this historic movie palace! Tickets are only $10 in advance or at the door. Tickets can be purchased here. 54 Journal Square Pl.
David Bowie Birthday Bash & Concert at LITM — January 13th
It's the fifth anniversary of LITM's annual David Bowie Birthday Bash! Celebrate his life, music, and legacy on Sunday, January 13th. You'll enjoy the live tribute band Heroes, Bowie-inspired cocktails, and lots more! 140 Newark Ave.
LSC After Dark: Murder at the Museum 2 at Liberty Science Center — January 17th
Due to popular demand, Murder at the Museum is returning to Liberty Science Center! So grab your friends and work together to solve a thrilling murder mystery at LSC After Dark: Murder at the Museum 2 on January 17th from 6:00-10:00pm. At this event, you'll use your crime-solving skills and powers of observation to find the killer before he or she strikes again! Midnight Market will once again be providing delicious food from local vendors. 222 Jersey City Blvd.
Emo Night Karaoke at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge — January 18th
In this installment of FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge's Karaoke, the theme is Emo Night! It will include a live band featuring members of Thieves and Villains, Just Surrender, Young English, and Freshman 15. Head over and embrace your nostalgic side and belt out some emo classics! 340 3rd Street.
MXM 1st Meet & Live US Tour at White Eagle Hall — January 20th
Calling all K-Pop fans! MXM will be making their first US appearance at White Eagle Hall on January 20! MXM is a South Korean duo from Brand New Boys under Brand New Music comprising of members Youngmin and Donghyun. Get your tickets exclusively here. 337 Newark Ave.
Beer + Cured Meat Pairing at Jersey Wines & Spirits — January 29th
Forget the New Year's resolution and head over to Jersey Wines & Spirits for an evening of pairing fine beers with cured meats! Van Hook Cheese and Jersey Wine & Spirits co-host monthly pairing classes in which two instructors bring the class through five pairings. They'll discuss the history, production techniques, tasting notes, and thought that goes into each component of the pairings. Purchase your tickets here. 492 Jersey Ave.
Written by Claire Layton
Claire is a quintessential Canadian girl looking forward to exploring JC one craft beer at a time! She is a graduate student of anthropology, spending all of her free time either at the gym, frequenting comedy bars, or scouring the city for free concerts.