Week of Nov. 28th -Dec. 4th

Monday Nov. 28th – The Holiday Market on Grove
Shop directly from local Artists & Makers every Monday & Thursday at The Grove Street Path Station. 4-8pm


Tuesday Nov. 29th Seinfeld Trivia at The Pet Shop
It’s Seinfeld Trivia Night at the Pet Shop with hosts Gail Boykewich and Noah Howard! 3 episodes of Seinfeld –  50 Questions – 1 winner. Prizes for the winning team. The Pet Shop is located at 193 Newark Ave Downtown Jersey City


Wednesday Nov. 30th Ground Breaking Ceremony 
C+E Developers of Jersey City will be breaking ground on the 143 Newark Ave location (Hard Grove) TIME CHANGE -1pm


Wednesday Nov. 30th – Meditation Class at Modern Sage 
This guided meditation class starts with a mindfulness reading or thought, followed by two 20 min meditations. Beginners and advanced welcome. Variety of styles incorporated. $10 or monthly package available.


Thursday Dec. 1st – The Holiday Market on Grove
Shop directly from Artists & Makers every Monday & Thursday at The Grove Street Path Station. 4-8pm

Thursday Dec. 1st – JCity Realty Presents John Schmitt
“Called one of New York City’s best young storytellers,” John Schmitt was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and his songs are a direct reflection of his experiences growing up there. His simple, honest approach tells stories that hit at the heart of American life. Blending a folk-meets-soul style, Paul Simon-meets-Motown, to go along with thoughtful lyrics and images, John sings about his life in real terms. ”
JCity Realty  is located at 109 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ 
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Chef Tory Aunspach Show Starts at 7:30pm.



Friday December 2nd – Art House Productions presents JC Fridays 
JC Fridays is a City Wide celebrations of the Arts in Jersey City. The HDSID has a few great stops on the map like –  Hazel Bay, Gia Gelato, Raven Boutique, Coolvines and more! Get all of the details here!


Saturday + Sunday Project Market at City Hall

Project: MARKET returns for its 4th year on December 3rd & 4th, 2016. The heated outdoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City, NJ will act as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season highlighting local, celebrating seasonal, and encouraging economic growth amongst small businesses. Melding an old-world bazaar aesthetic with elements from popular culture, the market is not unlike the downtown area where it’s located – a burgeoning neighborhood rich with history and ripe with new development.
Visit some great HDSID businesses like Kanibal & Co, Hound About Town, Hazel Baby, Koro Koro, and more.


Sunday Dec. 4th at Cinema Sunday at LITM

Enjoy dinner, drinks and a movie! Screening starts at 5 p.m.
Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Loosely adapted from The Men in Black comic book series created by artist Lowell Cunningham, the film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as two agents of a secret organization called the Men in Black who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans. LITM is located at 140 Newark Ave. Downtown Jersey City, NJ


For specific information regarding any of these great events, please contact the business directly! 

HDSID members can send their event listings to melissa.hdsid@gmail.com for inclusion. 

Week of Nov. 14th -Nov. 20th

Tuesday November 15th HDSID Monthly Board Meeting
10-11am The Caucus Room at City Hall. Want to know what’s going on Downtown? Have suggestions on how to improve the district? Join us for our November Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting at City Hall. Director Stacey Lea Flanagan of Health and Human Services will be attending to answer any questions you might have. The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District hosts monthly meetings that are open to the public. We look forward to your participation.

Tuesday November 15th 7pm Word Bookstore presents Andy Cohen
WORD is very excited to be hosting Andy Cohen for a book signing to celebrate the release of his new book, SUPERFICIAL. In order to enter the signing line, you must purchase a book as ticket from the link below Ticket/Book price: $27


Tuesday November 15th 7pm – East District Captain’s Meeting
Join Captain Scerbo to discuss issues and concerns regarding the East District. M.S. 4 2nd floor library.

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Thursday November 17th 4-8pm The HDSID Holiday Market on Grove Returns!
Find fabulous gifts for everyone at The Grove Street Path Plaza every Monday and Thursday. Skip the crowded malls & avoid lost packages in the mail this Season by buying directly from local artisans and makers!


Thursday Nov. 17th Grand Opening of Atlas Public House

Join the HDSID & Mayor Steven Fulop at 5:30pm for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Atlas Public House. Enjoy live a Live Jazz Band and see Newark Ave’s newest addition! Located at 130 Newark Ave. Downtown Jersey City, NJ


Friday November 18th Art Opening at Tea NJ 6-9pm
“Standing Still” Jennifer Roberts. Meet the Artist, Music, Refreshments, Specials
Tea NJ is located at 262 Newark Ave. Downtown Jersey City


Saturday November 19th is LITM’s 13th Birthday! 

You are invited to this black tie affair as we look back at how far LITM — and Jersey City — have come over the past 13 years and celebrate a new chapter for the LITM family. Enjoy…
• selections from a menu of our staff’s favorite cocktails and eats!
• two special screenings of patrons, artists, community activists and others sharing their #litmstory at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
• a free champagne toast and cake
• dancing to tunes spun by DJ Vidal Sassoon!
• memories, laughter and love ❤


Saturday November 19th at Live music at Porta 11:30-2:30am
Enjoy free admission to performances by The Big Drops // Will Wood & The Tapeworms



For specific information regarding any of these great events, please contact the business directly! 

HDSID members can send their event listings to melissa.hdsid@gmail.com for inclusion. 

Week of Nov. 7th -Nov. 13th

Month of November – Jane Do  Thanksgiving swEAT challenge
This Thanksgiving you have the chance to EARN YOUR MEAL and PROVIDE ONE TO OTHERS. Starting November 1st, pick up your meal card at the front desk.  TO PLAY: Every serving on your meal card represents one class. For every serving burned, JaneDO will donate $1 to the Community Food Bank of NJ, up to $10** per card.  Plus you get extra guilt-free servings of whatever while feasting with family and friends.

Monday Nov. 7th – Porta Service Industry Night Party  
Live Music and Happy Hour Specials on Monday 11/7 from 10pm until 1am downstairs in our Monk Room Bar.  Live Music: Rocky and The Chapter Cody Huggins (from Nashville, TN) Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son.


Tuesday Nov. 8th  ELECTION DAY- Get out and vote!

When your done, kick back at one of these local spots to watch the results roll in.

&Co Watch Party 7-11pm Pizza & Streaming Coverage
LITM – Streaming coverage on the big screen & happy hour drink specials.
The Pet Shop – Election coverage, drink specials, &  music by Bikini Kills @ 9pm

Wednesday Nov. 9th Word Bookstore Black Tom Book Launch
On July 30, 1916, a massive explosion rocked New York Harbor when the Black Tom munitions depot was blown up by German saboteurs. The cataclysm shook Jersey City, Manhattan, and Brooklyn to the core, terrifying residents, causing staggering destruction, and resulting in death and injury. Join author Patrice Hannon for the launch of her first novel, Black Tom, a richly imagined story of love and sacrifice, a vivid portrait of Jersey City and New York City in the years before the U.S. entered the Great War. Word is located at 123 Newark Ave Downtown Jersey City, NJ


Wednesday Nov. 9th  John’s Cafe & Kitchen Karaoke & Open Mic Night
A great time for our community to mingle, sing and chillax, let’s make the best of the middle-of-the-week !Western and Indian Karaoke available. Free Admission, BYOB. John Kitchen is located at 109 Christopher Columbus Drive Downtown Jersey City


Wednesday Nov. 9th –  &Co Movie Night
6:30pm The &Co lounge area will hold a screening of This is Spinal Tap! The event is open to the public. Come see the fabulous new work space located at 201 Montgomery Street Downtown Jersey City, NJ.


Thursday Nov. 1oth The Archer –  1 year Anniversary Party

Celebrate with live music from 7:30-10:30pm from the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn and drink specials all night! The Archer is located at 176 Newark Ave. Downtown Jersey City, NJ

Friday Nov. 11th at Raval – Live Flamenco Show

Two seatings – 7:00 & 9:30PM $65/person (plus tax & gratuity ) includes entertainment, unlimited Sangria & Chef Selection of Tapas & Paella


Saturday Nov. 12th Veteran’s Parade & Fair
The Parade kicks off at Noon starting at Dickinson High School and proceeds down Newark Ave towards City Hall where there will be a vintage car and motorcycle show, live entertainment, art, and a resource fair for veterans!


Sunday Nov. 13th – Modern Sage
– Sunday morning Meditation with Leah

Guided meditation has been shown to reduce stress, reduce insomnia, give clarity and focus as well as develop more connection with oneself. All are welcome. $10  Reserve your space now!


For specific information regarding any of these great events, please contact the business directly! 

HDSID members can send their event listings to melissa.hdsid@gmail.com for inclusion.