Week of April 24th – April 30th

Monday April 24th – East District Captain’s Meeting 7pm

Captain Scerbo of the East District Police Department will hold his  monthly discussion on crime and other issues  at MS 4 in the 2nd Floor Library at 7:00PM.

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Monday April 24th – Ani Ramen is officially open! 

Doors open at 5pm on JC’s newest restaurant. Sip. Slurp. Repeat.


Tuesday April 25th – Story Time Hazel Baby 10am

For the month of April, Iris Sharp will be reading The Wolf’s Chicken Stew on Tuesdays! Hazel Baby provides a limited supply of seat cushions and chairs so get there early!

Thursday April 27th – Live Music at The Pet Shop 8:30pm

The Petshop presents music by local bands Desir Decir and Cicada Radio this Thursday night. No cover, music starts at 8:30pm.


Thursday April 27th Open Mic at Porta Pizza 8pm

Art House House Original Open Mic is held the 4th Thursday of every month. 8 pm – 10 pm in basement of Porta! $5 gets you five minutes of performance time. All spots are first come, first served. Open to all performance artists (comedians, musicians, poets, spoken word artists, etc)! Come on in for a fun and supportive performance environment.


Saturday April 29th – Morning Drawing at Word Books 11am

Join artists John Patrick Green and Sara Varon from 11am-Noon for a morning Draw! This event is part of Reading Without Walls, an annual nationwide reading program encouraging students to read books that they wouldn’t normally choose on their own. This means reading a broad variety of titles with different themes, diverse authors and content, formats, settings, characters, and subjects.


Sunday April 30th  – Jazz Brunch at Atlas Public House 

This Sunday from 11-2pm enjoy brunch at Atlas with a live Jazz trio! View the Brunch menu here  – Music by Eldad Tarmu on vibes, Phil Sirois on bass, and  Cengiz Baysal on drums. Atlas is located at 130 Newark Ave, Jersey City.



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Week of April 17th – April 23rd

Tuesday April 18th 6:30 PM Development Workshop

Hazel Baby presents Speech Pathologists Alyssa Kane and Mara Mamroud will go in depth about Language Development, and baby’s first bites with . Q & A after. This event is $10 per family.  RSVP to firstyearsslp@gmail.com


Wednesday April 19th Floral Arranging Class at The Hair Room 

On April 19th, The Hair Room welcomes Karma Flowers to teach you how to put together your own Spring floral arrangement! Tickets are $45 and include the lesson, supplies, and refreshments. Email info@thehairroomjc.com to reserve your spot!

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Thursday April 20th 3:30 PM Ribbon Cutting at FM 

Join the HDSID and Mayor Fulop in welcoming FM Jersey with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This Bar restaurant is located in the Village neighborhood of the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District. FM will feature 1970’s decor with Rock, Funk & Soul music reflective of the time when FM radio was at it’s height.


Thursday April 20th – DIY Lip Balm Class at Kanibal & Co.

Kanibal & Co. welcomes  The Lucky HoneyBee for a make-your-own lip balm workshop where participants will have the opportunity to create there own all natural blends custom blends. $20 Register Here  

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Thursday April 20th  Barcade’s Anniversary Party

Please join the Barcade team in celebrating their 6th Anniversary here in Jersey City! They will feature an extensive draft list with rare and vintage kegs, kitchen specials, free swag, and good times! Noon to Midnight.


Thursday April 20th LITM presents Debra Devi

Rock out at LITM with Debra Devi and her band, and see the new music video for their single “Butterfly” out 4/20 on True Nature Records. All night drink specials! 8pm-11pm


Saturday April 22nd Story Time at Word JC!

Ruth Chan, children’s book author and illustrator, reads Georgie’s Best Bad Day. In Georgie’s Best Bad Day, Georgie and Friends are all having a bad day. So this cat and his crew of adorable animals decide to do their favorite things to turn their day around. They make pickles…They try knitting…They even bake a cake…and their bad day only gets worse! 11am-Noon RSVP encouraged.


Saturday April 22nd Art Opening at Raven

They say the eyes are the windows to your soul. Join the curators at the Raven Boutique and Gallery at 5pm for a group show featuring 14 different local artists.


Saturday April 22nd Earth Day at Porta 

Porta Jersey City celebrates Earth Day! Starting at 1:00 pm, Pack the Roof and pay what you want for the the Special Earth Day Pie — 100% of proceeds will be donated to the New Jersey Sierra Club! Stop in, pack the roof, have fun, and TAKE ACTION!


Saturday + Sunday Noon – 5pm The Charles & Co. Sidewalk Sale 

Join the commercial tenants of Charles & Co. for an Earth Day sidewalk sale! Hazel Baby & Kids, Kanibal & Co., CoolVines, and Another Man’s Treasure have joined forces to host a spring cleaning sale – reuse, reclaim, recycle!


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Week of April 10th – April 16th

Thursday April 13th JCity Realty PopUp Concert

JCR and Riverview Jazz present vocalist Rosalind Grant, a swinging jazz vocalist who creatively interprets standards, swing, blues, ballads and bossa nova. Show starts at 7pm. Ticket are $10 – available here. JCR is located at 109 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Thursday April 13th – Open Poetry Slam 

Tea NJ proudly hosts JC Slam for it’s final Open Slam. This is the last open slam of the season. This is your chance to earn points for semi-finals! So stop by Tea NJ, grab yourself a bubble tea and enjoy! Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show starts promptly at 7 PM. Admission is free. Check here for updates

Tea NJ is located at 262 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 

Saturday April 15th – 10AM Pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Join the HDSID at Smile Preschool for the Annual Easter Funday. Kids can enjoy free face painting, candy, and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny.


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Sunday April 16th – Easter Brunch at Porta 

Join the Porta Family for Easter Brunch! There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on the Roof at 1pm and a Special Appearance by The Easter Bunny! Specialty Brunch Items & $10 Bloody Mary Carafes available.

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Week of April 2nd- April 9th

Tuesday, April 4th 7pm-11:30pm – Art Opening for “Paper Work”

LITM presents an exhibition featuring works from artists using paper as a medium. These artists have cut, sculpted, cast, torn, and folded to create engaging works from a material that we so often take for granted. Drinks Specials and more!


LITM is located at 140 Newark Ave Downtown Jersey City, NJ

Wednesday, April 5th 6:30-7:30pm Henna Tattoos!

Modern Sage is hosting Henna Tattoos by Swati! Hand, palm or arm. Choose design or let her freestyle. Henna is beneficial for mind and body, plus they are beautiful and look super cool. As all things, they are impermanent – with good care will last up to 2 weeks. Tattoos starting at $10.


Thursday, April 6th 6:30-8:30 – Property Maintenance for Businesses

The Jersey City Department of Public Works will give you helpful tips and information on maintaining your business property. You will learn your responsibilities as a property and/or business owner and how to work with the city to improve quality of life conditions along commercial corridors. Everything you need to know about:
Signage, Security, Gates, Graffiti, Waste Management, Sidewalk Usage and Responsibilities.   Sign Up Here!



Seminar will take place at City Hall 280 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ


Thursday, April 6th 8-10pm – Open Mic Comedy 

The 1st Thursday of every month Art House productions hosts an open mic comedy session at Porta. Hosted by Rich Kiamco. For comedians of any level or experience looking to hone their skills. $5 dollars gets you five minutes of performance time. All spots are first come first served. Come on in for a fun, supportive performance environment.


Friday, April 7th 7-9pm – Art Opening at Tea NJ 

Tea NJ is showcasing works by 2 Jersey City artists through the month of April.
Illustrator & Book Designer Maria Mercado will display her recent watercolors & photographer Melissa Buesing, will showcase select images from the Meadowlands project. Tea NJ proudly supports Jersey City based artists. Wall space is given to locals artists and all the shop asks for in return is that a portion of any art sales be donated to charity. Grab a bubble tea or a burger and keep great establishments like this going!


Saturday, April 8th – 11am-2pm Pet Adoption Event 

Find your new best friend this weekend at K9dergarten. Meet the adoptable pups from See Spot Rescued. Check out who is available for adoption here: http://bit.ly/ssradopt


Sunday, April 9th 2-7pm – Vintage Pop-Up 

The Hair Room JC is hosting Shimmer Vintage for an afternoon of glam. Shop the racks of fabulous vintage at this one day pop-up!


The Hair Room is located at 213 Montgomery St.

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