Summertime is when Jersey City really comes to life! From night markets to jazz and comedy festivals, there is something to look forward to all month long!
The Jersey City Jazz Festival at Multiple Locations – June 1st-9th
This is one of the city's best events of the year, and the perfect way to get out and enjoy these warm summery evenings! There will be events all week long at local restaurants and outdoor venues featuring some incredible jazz musicians! Find out more about who is performing and where at the official website here.
Opening of The Jersey City Night Market at The Journal Square PATH Plaza – June 1st
The Jersey City Open-Air Night Market has arrived! Head on over to the Journal Square Path Plaza to shop local, dine al fresco, and celebrate all that is Jersey City! There will be artisan vendors, local food trucks, international food offerings, emerging DJs, and more! And it's dog- and family-friendly! The market will run from 4-10pm every Saturday throughout the summer! 80 Journal Sq.
The Late Night Mic at McGinley Square Pub – June 1st
Saturday June 1st, join host Josh Wells for The Late Mic at McGinley Square Pub. Signup is at 10pm, with a 10:30pm start. Sets will last 5 minutes, and there is a 1 drink minimum for the event! 755 Montgomery St.
'90s Brunch Party at Los Dos – June 2nd
We hope you've been practicing your Carlton because Los Dos is hosting a '90s brunch party this Sunday, June 2nd. From 1-6pm you can get a mimosa pitcher, chips and guac, and 2 entrees for $45. Plus, jam out to '90s party music by "In For A Treat". 100 York St.
10th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour & Festival at City Hall – June 2nd
Bike JC's 10th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour will take you, and about 2,000 other biking enthusiasts, on a tour of all six wards of our great city! There is an option for either a 15- or 25-mile ride, the event is free with a suggested donation of $5 to fund their year-round commitment to better biking in JC! It will begin at City Hall at 11am, ending by the Lutze Biergarten with an afterparty hosted there! You can register here. 280 Grove St.
Non Solo Verdure: A Night of Vegan Delights at Pasta Dal Cuore – June 4th
Pasta Dal Cuore is going vegan for the night! They will be getting to the heart of Italian vegan cuisine with fresh pastas, creative flavors, and natural wines. Tickets can be purchased here. 527 Jersey Ave.
Tetris 35th Anniversary Celebration at Barcade – June 8th
Barcade will be hosting a party to celebrate with Tetris for their 35th anniversary! Drop by for themed food and drink specials, giveaways, and exclusive merch! 163 Newark Ave.
6th Borough Comedy Festival 2019 at Multiple Locations – June 12th-15th
Art House Productions will be hosting their second annual 6th Borough Comedy Fest (6BCF) from June 12th-15th. 6BCF is held in Downtown Jersey City with over 130 performers from across the country. The festival features stand up, sketch, improv, roast battles, podcasts, and new special events including The Roast of Steven Fulop. For the event schedule and tickets visit their website here.
Evening Under the Stars at York Street Project – June 13th
The best block party of the year is back for the 9th year in a row! Tickets include unlimited tastings from all the food and drink vendors. Entertainment for the night will be live music from the Jersey shore cover band, "enjoy!". Proceeds for the event go to support the York Street Project Programs that deliver solutions to break the cycle of poverty. Tickets can be purchased here. 89 York St.
Midnight Market at Harborside – June 14th
The Midnight Market is back for one last event of the season! They will be bringing you a one-of-a-kind Night Market experience, with small bites for a small price for a chance to try all kinds of amazing foods! Tickets can be reserved online here. 210 Hudson St.
Friends of LSP's 5K Run & Fun Run at Liberty State Park – June 15th
Join the Friends of LSP's first "Run for Liberty" on Saturday the 15th, with a 5K Run at 10am and Fun Run (1 mile) for children at 9:30am, with check-in by the Flag Plaza at Liberty State Park's south side. You can register here. The route will feature inspiring views along the waterfront of Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, the harbor, and the Manhattan skyline! The proceeds will help the continued funding for flowers and trees and other projects in this urban haven for people and birds. 200 Morris Pesin Dr.
LSC After Dark: Whiskey in Westeros 2 at Liberty Science Center – June 20th
In case you haven't quite had your fill of Game of Thrones after the finale last month, The Liberty Science Center will be hosting another GoT-Themed Party! Make sure to get your tickets early to LSC After Dark: Whiskey in Westeros 2 on June 20th from 6:00–10:00pm here. Indulge in some whiskey tastings, take your photo on the Iron Throne, create your own dragon eggs, experience a Game of Thrones-themed planetarium show, and more! Plus, Midnight Market will be there once again with delicious food from local vendors, at only $5 per plate (cash only). 222 Jersey City Blvd.
Project: EATS 2019 at City Hall – June 22nd-23rd
The Jersey City Project is hosting their annual summer kick-off food marketplace! All you residents of Jersey City will be able to celebrate the warm days with cool drinks and delicious eats at PROJECT: EATS on June 22nd and 23rd. The food-centric marketplace will run from 11am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday and will be located around City Hall in Historic Downtown Jersey City. For more information, visit their website or check them out on Instagram: @thejerseycityproject for vendor updates, giveaways, and more leading up to the event! 280 Grove St.
Yoga Fest Jersey City at the Historic Downtown Pedestrian Zone – June 22nd
Each year during the week of the summer solstice International Yoga Day is celebrated. Cities and studios around the world come together to celebrate the union of yoga. This year, Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City has teamed up with HDSID (Historic Downtown Special Improvement District), the City of Jersey City and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs to produce the second annual Yoga Fest Jersey City on Saturday June 22nd, beginning at 7am. The day of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness will end at 6pm. For more information visit their event page here. Newark Ave. Pedestrian Zone
2nd Annual Guinness, Oyster & Music Festival at The Hutton – June 22nd
To kick of the first weekend of summer, The Hutton will be hosting a party full of Guinness, oysters, and amazing live music! 225 Hutton St.
3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten – June 29th
Liberty Harbor is hosting this free event from 12-4pm for an afternoon full of dog-centric vendors, exhibitors, and service providers. Zeppelin Hall will be catering, and there will be activities for you and your furry friend, as well as the opportunity to meet some adorable adoptable dogs! 30 Regent St.
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.