The flowers are blooming and the patios are beginning to open, these are the true signs of spring in Jersey City! Make the most of this spring weekend and take a look through our guide—there are some fantastic things going on around the city this weekend to look forward to!
Thursday, April 11th:
Show at Atlas Public House
Atlas Public House will be hosting a fun night of music in a cozy, intimate space! The night will include: Joey Kelly and Friends, Johnny Boy Mollica, and Terry Haman and Friends, along with some great food and drinks from 7-10pm! 130 Newark Ave.
Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at The Archer
Thursday nights have never sounded so good! Every Thursday at The Archer's cozy downtown location, they host a night full of fantastic live music provided by the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn! The night will run from 8-11pm. 176 Newark Ave.
Friday, April 12th:
Midnight Market at Harborside Atrium
The Best Foodie Party is back this month, offering up some of the city's best eats and drinks! Tickets are sold at the door for $5 between 6:30-7:30pm, going up to $10 for the rest of the night. 210 Hudson St.
Friday Nights at Liberty Science Center
Soar through space and explore the night sky with an unforgettable experience at the Liberty Science Center! LSC's new monthly series "Friday Nights @ LSC," will be opening up the Science Center from 6-10pm on Friday to pack the building with educational astronomy adventures, stargazing, a David Bowie Laser Show, and more! Book your tickets here. 222 Jersey City Blvd.
Gin Making Master Class at Corgi Spirits Distillery
Ever wanted to try your hand at blending your own gin? Now's your chance! Join Jersey City's own Distillery for a special Gin Making Master Class. Lead by their very own distiller, Nate Thompson, you will dive deep into the art of producing gin. Nate will demonstrate how he produces their products and will cover topics such as botanical sourcing, recipe creation and the science behind fermentation and distillation. Cost of the class is $75, which also includes tastings of select samples from their portfolio of star spirits. Tickets are limited to 10 people, so act fast before this special class sells out! Tickets can be reserved here. 1 Distillery Dr.
Emo Night Karaoke at FM Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
Tap into your emotional side and head out for Emo Night Karaoke at FM Restaurant, Bar and Lounge! It will feature a live band featuring members of Thieves and Villains, Just Surrender, Young English, and Freshman 15. The night will go from 9pm until close. 340 3rd St.
Saturday, April 13th:
Jersey City Craft Brew Fest at Harborside Atrium
The beautiful Harborside venue will be hosting another incredible Beer Fest, bringing you an eclectic and extensive local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles. Guests will enjoy craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games. Tickets can be purchased here. 153 Exchange Place.
3rd Annual Holi and Art Festival at Barrow Mansion
Barrow Mansion will open up on Saturday to host the Third Annual Holi and Art Festival! This free cultural event will feature music, dance, art, and light fare and beverages from 3pm-10pm. 83 Wayne St.
Pholk Flea Sin n' Thrift at Pholk Beauty
To celebrate the opening of their new location, Pholk Beauty will be putting the finishing touches on the Pholk Beauty Lab and will have some beautiful items on sale from their former Bloomsbury Square shop in the Heights. Glassware, display decor, tables, and more will be on sale for super low prices from 2-6pm. They will also provide light bites from some favorite local eateries: Steak N' Take, Snapdragon Café, Pinkaholic Café, and Griot Café. They will have specials on Pholk skincare and samples too! 203 Monticello Ave.
Opening Day! at Pacific Flea
The Pacific Flea returns for the season on Saturday, April 13th! Join them from 11am-5pm in the Bergen Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City, this event is family friendly, and features rotating local collectors and handmade artists. 149 Pacific Ave.
Sunday, April 14th:
Boozey Weekend Brunch at Villa Borghese III Restaurant
Weekend bunch at Villa Borghese III Restaurant is an event for the whole family! Enjoy their chic, trendy restaurant, a perfect location to enjoy great company and a delicious brunch menu created by Chef Michael Colletti from locally sourced food! Brunch is served from 12pm until 5pm (last seating is at 3pm). They offer Bottomless Boozey Brunch Drinks for only $11 plus $1 per refill for two hours! 475 Washington Blvd.
Family Day! at Barcade
Calling all Jersey City moms and dads! If you're looking for something unique to do with your kids this weekend, being them over to Barcade this Sunday from 12-5pm for a Family Day full of fun! They will have a special kids' menu, arcade games, and fun for the whole family! 163 Newark 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.