Summer is coming to an end, but that's no reason to stop having fun! Here's your guide to all of the amazing things going on in Jersey City this month!
Back to School Jam at White Eagle Hall – September 7th
White Eagle Hall will be hosting a Back to School Jam concert starting at noon. Tickets can be purchased in advance
here. 337 Newark Ave.
The Jersey City Record Riot at the Grove PATH Plaza – September 7th
It's time for another edition of the Jersey City Record Riot! Over 40 tables of LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, and other music-related stuff await local music shoppers, from 10am-6pm!
314 Grove St.
Jersey City Seafood Fest at Jersey City Urby – September 7th
Start getting pumped for the Jersey City Seafood Fest! Enjoy everything from lobster rolls and oysters to crab cakes and more! Not a fan of seafood? There will be plenty of options for all tastes! Don't forget about the live music, interactive games, full bar, and more! The event will begin at noon in the Urby Parking Lot.
200 Greene St.
Rescued Baby Goat Yoga & Calf Fundraising Event at Harborside Atrium – September 7th
To make sure you have the best month yet, Harborside JC is hosting a Rescued Baby Goat Yoga & Calf Fundraising Event! This fundraising event benefits rescued baby goats which are up for adoption and includes a choice of activities – Rescued Baby Goat Yoga Baaahhh-maste Class with Goat Snuggles & Calf Cuddles or Rescued Baby Goat Snuggles, Baby Calf Cuddling, Bottle Feeding, and Goat Back Massages! The majority of the proceeds from this event go to these goats to help raise them and preserve their home on open farmland. Book your spot
here. 210 Hudson St.
Midnight Market: Opening Night at Harborside Atrium – September 13th
Midnight Market is returning for the fall season and you don't want to miss out! Get ready to seriously throw down some food, throw back some drinks, and tear up the dance floor! This is a 21+ nightlife experience for foodies, the vendors bring small bites for a small price! Tickets can be purchased
here. 210 Hudson Street.
Jersey City Craft Brew Fest at Harborside – September 14th
In the spirit of Oktoberfest, a traditional German celebration of beer and countrymen will be held with over 150 styles of craft beer featuring many NJ breweries. Harborside's Waterfront Property will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a biergarten with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy craft beer samples for the entire session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games. Tickets can be purchased
here. 153 Exchange Pl.
New York/New Jersey Water Lantern Festival at Liberty State Park – September 14th
The Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you'll witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water against the New York City skyline. Get your
tickets before it sells out! 1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Hamilton Park Conservancy BBQ Festival – September 14th
Summer is still in full swing at the 10
th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival! The event will run from noon-8pm and will be filled with lots of great eats! 232 Pavonia Ave.
Hudson West Folk Festival at Grace Church – September 14th
This year's music festival will be held on September 14th, at the same wonderful location of Grace Church. They will be using the two-stage approach with continuous music; they will present some outstanding performers from Grammy Award winners to some of the finest local musicians in the New York metro area. Enjoy the beautifully original stage backdrops as well as the artwork throughout the venue. For more information visit their event site
here. 39 Erie St.
NYC RUNS Newport Liberty Half Marathon – September 15th
The Newport Liberty Half is now an NYC RUNS race and better than ever! Starting and finishing in downtown Newport, the course will take you on a tour of historic Jersey City and will feature world- class views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the stunning Manhattan Skyline. After running this incredible course, plan for an epic post-race celebration at Newport Green with plenty of refreshments, music and more! Register
here. Newport Green Park 14th St.
The Tasting at Battello – September 16th
The classy waterfront restaurant Battello will be hosting an extraordinary evening of gastronomy, featuring specialties prepared by New Jersey's master chefs at a high-end, walk-around tasting event to benefit Eva's Village. Wine pairings, craft beers, cocktails and mocktails are on tap to complement the gourmet fare. The setting is the stunning Battello in Jersey City on the Hudson River waterfront, with the NYC skyline as the backdrop!
502 Washington Blvd.
19th Annual Golden Door Film Festival – September 17th-22nd
The 19th Annual Golden Door Film Festival is happening at various locations around JC from September 17th through 22nd. It is a non-profit organization that aims to share the talents of independent local and international filmmakers with the community. They also do philanthropy dedicated to raising awareness about autism and have opportunities to volunteer. For more info on the films and locations visit their site. Various Locations
LSC After Dark: Bugs, Bacon, & Beer at Liberty Science Center – September 19th
Liberty Science Center will be bringing together the three "B's" – bugs, bacon, and beer! – for their next 21+ LSC After Dark event! Get your tickets
now. On this night, you're invited to try some tasty insects at the Bug Buffet. Discover the practice of eating bugs, known as entomophagy, and explore its many sustainable benefits. After you've had your fill of bugs, indulge in creative bacon-infused treats presented by local food vendors at only $5 per plate, courtesy of Midnight Market. Wash it all down with a drink at the bar, plus complimentary beer tastings are included in your ticket! 222 Jersey City Blvd.
9th Annual All About Downtown Jersey City Street Fair – September 21st
The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is back! Celebrate Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, September 21
st with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District's 9th Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from noon-8pm! The downtown core will be packed with over 325+ unique vendors from The Grove Path Plaza all the way to Coles Street! There will be live music, biergartens, and food from the best local establishments! Grove PATH Plaza.
Oktoberfest at Sátis Bistro – September 26th
Start October early while enjoying a four-course authentic beer tasting with classic Oktoberfest hors d'oeuvres. Seats do sell out quickly for this event. Be sure to book today! $55/per person (plus tax and gratuity). Tickets can be purchased
here. 212 Washington St.
NJ/NY Exchange Place 5th House Music Festival – September 28th & 29th
Cap off the month with a wild party at Exchange Place! The 5
th Annual House Music Festival will be the best one yet. It'll be a 2-day long event filled with incredible DJs, drinks, and good times! Christopher Columbus Drive.
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.