Come party, paint, dance and sing the last days of February away in Jersey City! Find your inner artist, contribute to a great cause and celebrate some of the best local JC spots this weekend. Here are your top events in Jersey City this weekend!
Thursday, February 28th:
JC Poetry Slam at Tea NJ
Jersey City Slam is the longest running poetry slam in New Jersey! Come grab a seat, bring your best performance, or volunteer on Thursday night. Doors open at 6pm, and the slam begins at 7pm at Tea NJ. 262 Newark Ave.
SMUSH Gallery's 1st Birthday
SMUSH Gallery is hosting their 1st birthday party on Thursday! Enjoy celebratory cake, punch, party favors, a silent auction, and many other surprises! The party begins at 6:30pm and runs until 10pm. Tickets can be purchased here. 340 Summit Ave.
Mardi Gras at Zeppelin Hall
Not everyone can experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but you can experience the soul of it at Zeppelin Hall. Kick off the weekend with some of the highlights of the festival at Zeppelin Hall starting at 4pm and running all night. 88 Liberty View Dr.
Friday, March 1st:
McGinley Square Pub's Open Bark
Join McGinley Square Pub and Liberty Human Society for an open bar this Friday! For just $30.00 you get an open bar of draft beers and well drinks from 9-11pm. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the animals of Liberty Human Society! What could be better? 75 Montgomery St.
FEMME at Mana Contemporary
Mana Contemporary is featuring Femme, a group exhibition. This exhibit features work from the female and femme perspectives on themes surrounding sex and sexuality. The exhibit opens at 6pm on Friday and runs until the end of March. 888 Newark Ave.
JC Wine Fest at Harborside Atrium
Jersey City Wine Fest is back and better than ever! Come celebrate at the Harborside Atrium, enjoy some of the best wine tastings and food trucks around. Tickets can be purchased here and the event runs from 7-10:30pm. 153 Exchange Pl.
Saturday, March 2nd:
Brunch with the New York City FC and Heineken
Kick off Major League Soccer with brunch at The Ashford! The brunch package gets you NYCFC/Heineken swag, a home opener ticket for the NYCFC at Yankee Stadium on March 10th and brunch, from 1-5pm! Tickets can be purchased here. 145 Newark Ave.
Brightside Tavern Film Festival
Brightside Tavern is hosting their 8th annual Short Film Festival. Tickets can be purchased at the door, films begin at 12:00pm and the award ceremony begins at 8:30pm. Tickets include an open bar and are $15.00. 141 Bright St.
GSR at the Bistro at Grove Square
Garden State Radio debuts at the Bistro at Grove Square this weekend! Join the audio and visual experience from 10pm and dance the night away. Experience something like no other! 116 Newark Ave.
Sunday, March 3rd:
Music at FM Restaurant
Want to sing away those Sunday blues? Look no further than FM on Sunday! Enjoy music from three bands, Twin God, Risk Relay and 50ft Furies. The show begins at 5pm and free and is even kid friendly! 340 3rd St.
Paint and Sip at Snapdragon Coffee and Social
Wind down your weekend with Paint and Sip. Snapdragon Coffee and Social is hosting their paint and sip event from 7-9pm. All materials are supplied, costs $35 per person and this includes food, coffee and other beverages. This event is BYOB. 190 Monticello Ave.
IPA Release at Departed Soles
Departed Soles Brewing Co. is releasing their newest IPA "Hoppy Little Trees" on Sunday! Taste the new beer and even pick up some limited-edition stemless tulip featuring the can artwork. The brewery is open from 1-7pm. 150 Bay St.
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