Week of Jan. 30th – Feb. 5th

Monday through closing – Koro Koro Happy Hour
As everyone’s favorite rice ball shop prepares to temporarily close for construction, Koro Koro is having a buy 3 get 1 free special! Remember to bring cash in order to score this awesome Happy Hour Deal. 


Koro Koro is located at 538 Jersey Ave. Downtown Jersey City, NJ


Monday Jan. 30th MonkDay Mondays at Porta 

Join Dancing Tony of the Rockit-Docket at 10pm in the Monk Room at Porta for live music by Désir Decir, Adam and the Plants, & Delicate Flowers. No cover charge and Industry Specials!


Tuesday Jan. 31st – 7pm Grieving Workshop at Modern Sage
Grieving the loss of a loved one is likely the most difficult experience of your life. In this discussion guests will consider nine tips from the findings of grief research. The discussion will be shaped around each participant’s own grieving experience. Anyone experiencing any type of loss is welcome though the loss from a death is the focus of these research results. Attend this workshop for a gentle but honest exploration of your feelings and tips to get through this difficult time.

Thursday Feb. 2nd – Live Music at The Archer
Enjoy live Gypsy Jazz every Thursday from 7:30-10:30pm


Friday Feb. 3rd – Free Co-working Friday at IndieGrove
Experience coworking and see why it has become the most popular way for entrepreneurs and independent professionals to work. Plenty of Wi-Fi, coffee and beautiful views! This is a one time per person opportunity. You are welcome to stay for as long or as little as you would like between 9am and 5pm. CM7ztvqUwAA6Ga-.jpg

Saturday Feb. 4th Raven Boutique Gallery Show Opening
The Raven Gallery & Boutique will hold a reception for its latest show “Nevermore” on Saturday from 6-9pm. Enjoy artwork from over a dozen artists. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday Feb. 5th Word JC presents George O’Connor 
Best selling Author George O’Connor presents Artemis, the 8th book in his graphic novel series Olympians. Shunned even before she was born and destined to live a life of solitude, Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, finds power through her skilled hunting ability and mighty bow. She slays those who wish to do harm to the innocent and takes care of the young and helpless. She protects women and young girls, helps in childbirth, soothes, and is unrivaled in her hunting abilities. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O’Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling. RSVPs encouraged but not required.


Sunday Feb 5th – LITM presents In Full Color Alumnae and Volunteer Origami Crane Party

Inspired by the Japanese senbazuru legend in which folding 1,000 origami cranes grants one a single wish, In Full Color’s set designer Alicia Ruth will be creating a rainbow sanctuary for this year’s In Full Color, made completely of origami cranes.
But they need your help! Come to an origami folding party and help make the set come to life. In Full Color is an annual theatrical event devoted to sharing stories by women of color.



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For more info regarding any of these great events, please contact the businesses directly.

Are you an HDSID business? Send us your events! melissa.hdsid@gmail.com

Week of Jan. 23rd -Jan. 29th

Hudson Restaurant Week Starts Mon. Jan. 23rd!
Restaurants all over Hudson County will be offering special pre-fix menus from 1/23/17 through 2/3/17. Here in the HDSID, great spots like The Kitchen Step, South House, and Raval are taking part! Check the menu, make reservations, and enjoy!


The Kitchen Step, Raval, & South House

Wednesday Jan. 25th – HDSID presents Coffee with a Cop
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Coffee and refreshments sponsored by the HDSID. Free to attend! This event will be held at Indiegrove  121 Newark Ave, 5th floor from 7-8pm


IndieGrove is located at 121 Newark Ave, top floor Jersey City, NJ 07302

Wednesday Jan. 25th Tax Tips for Small Businesses at And Co.
Do you have anxiety about filing taxes? Come to this presentation!
Presenter Jonathan Donenfeld, CPA, MSA, the founder and president of JLD Tax and Accounting, has more than a decade of combined experience in tax, accounting, and finance. Takeaways include:
-Available Deductions for Businesses
-Business Tax Incentives
-Updated Filing Deadlines
-Planning Ahead for 2017


Wednesday Jan 25th Tangiers Blue Band at South House

New York’s premier Blues Band will take the stage at South House from 8pm-1am.


Thursday Jan. 26th – Floral Arranging Class at The Hair Room
On January 26th from 7pm – 9pm join Karma Flowers for a lesson on how to put together a winter floral arrangement. Tickets $35, email info@thehairroomjc.com to reserve your spot.


Thursday Jan. 26th Jersey City Poetry Slam at Tea NJ
Jersey City Slam invites you to their poetry slam. A poetry slam is a performance poetry competition with up to eight poets battling out for a chance to represent Jersey City at the Women of the World Poetry Slam!

Saturday Jan. 28th – Lego Movie Party at Three Little Birds
Calling all Builders – It’s time for a LEGO PJ Party. Three Little Birds provides pizza, snacks, the projected THE LEGO MOVIE, crafts, games and an epic dance party. Wear those PJs! 2.5 years and up. $54 One child * two siblings $95 * third sibling free


Saturday Jan 28th – Snow Ball After-Party at Porta with Dancing Tony 
The Snowball, Jersey City’s premiere black tie Art event is happening this weeked and the after party will be held at Porta!  FREE Transportation from Art House presents the 11th Annual SNOW BALL by  Day Trippers Music by The One and Nines.


Porta Pizza is located at 135 Newark Ave


For more info regarding any of these great events, please contact the businesses directly.

Are you an HDSID business? Send us your events! melissa.hdsid@gmail.com

Week of Jan. 16th – Jan. 22nd

Tuesday Jan.17th Word Books presents High Notes
Join Gay Talese for a celebration of his newest book, High Notes 7-10pm
Selections from six decades of the illustrious career of Gay Talese, one of the most important nonfiction writers of our time, with an introduction by Lee Gutkind. An RSVP on Facebook is encouraged, but not required.  Seating and standing room will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Word is located at 123 Newark Ave. Downtown JC


Wednesday Jan. 18th Get Found on Google Seminar at IndieGrove
Lunch & Learn with at IndieGrove: “Local SEO: How To Get Found On Google.” Michael Tesalona, the owner of Bradford & Crabtree will lead us through the discussion.

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Wednesday Jan. 18th Live Music at The Archer
It’s Blue Grass Wednesday. The band kicks off at 7:30pm.


Friday Jan. 20th Porta present PIZZA SAVES!
This Friday order a PS pie and pay what you wish & 100% of the proceeds with go to the David Lynch foundation. Don’t miss the guided meditation in the Monk room at 5:30pm.


Porta is located at 135 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ

Thursday Jan. 19th Painting at Cork & Canvas 7-9pm
Looking for a fun night? Try your hand at painting this fabulous Brooklyn Bridge Scene at Cork and Canvas! $30 a seat and you are welcome to BYOB. Sign up here: Cork & Canvas


Cork and Canvas is located at 275 Newark Ave Downtown Jersey City, NJ

Saturday Jan. 21st – Storytime at Word Books 

Join author M. Earl Smith for a reading of his new book Little Karl at 11am.
In this colorfully illustrated book, the core thoughts of Marxist theory are presented through the voice of a young Karl Marx, allowing a new generation to explore Marx’s concepts without preconceived fears and allowing readers of any age to understand Marxist thought.


Word is located at 123 Newark Ave.




Are you an HDSID Business? Send your happenings to melissa.hdsid@gmail.com

Week of Jan. 9th – Jan. 15th

Wednesday Jan. 11th Live Music at The Archer
It’s the 1st ever Blue Grass Wednesday. The band kicks off at 7:30pm.


The Archer is located at 176 Newark Ave Downtown Jersey City, NJ 


Wednesday Jan. 11th  Mid-Week Comedy at Raval 
Reserve your spot now for JC’s best comedy! Show starts at 8pm.


Raval is located at 136 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ

Thursday Jan. 12th Styling Class at The Hair Room
We all need a little help with the ins and outs of hair styling. Sign up for the Hot Tools class with the lovely ladies from The Hair Room. 7-9pm


The Hair Room is located at 213 Montgomery St. Jersey City, NJ

Thursday Jan. 12th Crowd Funding Seminar at Andco.work
New year, new goals!  &Co is bringing in EIGHTY MAG’s  Head of Distribution & Marketing, John T. Trigonis. A crowdfunding Zen Master, Indiegogo’s Film and Creative Campaign Strategist, and author of Crowdfunding for Filmmakers. He will breakdown a successful campaign and offer insider tips on how to crowd fund your passion project!
6:30 pm Doors open | Refreshments available • 7:00 pm One-on-one chat (runs 30-40 minutes) • 7:30 Crowdfunding Workshop • 8:00 Audience Q&A • 8:10 Mingle & hang



Thursday Jan. 12th at South House
Get Funky this Thursday with DJ Prestige as he spins rare 45 vinyls at South House. Music starts at 8:30pm  – No cover!Flea-Market-Funk.jpg

Saturday Jan. 14th Barcade
Celebrate National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day 2017 with Barcade and Shmaltz Brewing. Enjoy delicious pastrami food specials paired with our exclusive beer, Pastrami Pils!
This collaboration with Shmaltz Brewing Company is a Pilsner style Lager brewed with cherry smoked malt, ground caraway, and black pepper, then “dry hopped” with horseradish and rye – evoking the sharp, smoky flavors of the magical cured meat.


163 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ

Saturday Jan. 14th Music at Porta Pizza
Catch live music from 11:30-2:30am by Synergy Sound


Porta JC is located at 135 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ


Week of Jan. 2nd – Jan. 8th

Tuesday Jan. 3rd – LITM Art Opening
Opening Reception for our January exhibition of new works from Mia Buchanan.
$6 drink specials all night. Mia was born in Japan. She studied academic art and graphic design in Japan and continued her education at Parsons in New York. She has achieved a Bachelor honors degree in Graphic design at The Art Institute in Philadelphia and she specializes in visual arts. After many years making a living as a graphic designer she decided to focus on her art career. In the past couple of years she has been exhibiting her art works in New York and New Jersey.


LITM is located at 140 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 

Thursday  Jan. 5th – Girl’s Room Presents “Let’s Be Great” at Atlas
An all female motivational panel will discuss their resolutions & wishes for the New Year! Come network and share your stories over cocktails. Get to know your local creative bad girls. You’re sure to leave feeling inspired to conquer 2017!


Atlas is located at 130 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 

Friday Jan. 6th – Free Co-working Friday at IndieGrove
Come experience co-working and see why it has become the most popular way for entrepreneurs and independent professionals to work. Plenty of Wi-Fi, coffee, and beautiful views!


Indiegrove is located at 121 Newark Ave 

Sunday Jan. 8th – LITM – David Bowie Birthday Bash 

For the third straight year, LITM will gather to celebrate David Bowie’s birthday — and for the first time, to pay tribute on the first anniversary of his tragic passing.
David Bowie touched all our lives with music, art and stardust. Gather with your fellow cat people, young dudes and rebel rebels to remember his legacy. Party runs from 5 p.m. to close. Bar opens at 3 p.m.
— Live concert by Bowie tribute band Heroes at 7 p.m.!
— Bowie-themed cocktails all night
— Face painting and photography with Colleen and Nicole
— Bowie cat swag by Love, Liesel
— Bowie dance party with DJ Sexy Lexy!