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Weekend Roundup (10/28 - 10/30)

🍄 Into 'shrooms (the culinary kind)? Local grower, Lifecap Farms, is hosting an Autumn Mushroom Symposium, all about the veggie! Tickets $35


🍁 Enjoy the season at Bethune Center's Fall Festival! Activities include Trunk or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Hay Maze, and more.


🤖 Catch the Closing Reception of "Machines I Wished Existed" at Deep Space Gallery! Costumes and trick-o-treaters welcome, music playing throughout!


💀 Celebrate Día de Los Muertos at Riverview Park! Ft. community ofrenda, giant puppet parade, live mariachi music and traditional dance.


Friday (10/28)

Fall Blood Drive

  • 8 AM - 2 PM at Union City High School

  • UCHS HOSA will be hosting their Annual Fall Blood Drive: Friday, October 28 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM at the Union City High School Media Center! All community members are welcome! 🫶 Register to donate using the link in our bio to help save lives!🩸Walk-ins are welcome!!

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Artist & Maker Market

  • 3 PM - 9 PM Friday & 12 PM - 6 PM Saturday at Grove Street

  • Shop local & handmade art, vintage, music, artisan goods, and more!

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Free Wine Tasting: Wines of Chile

  • 5 PM - 7 PM at CoolVines on Grove

  • Once considered to produce mainly plonk, Chile has emerged as an extremely interesting, diverse, and high quality source for wine. Whether it’s the revitalization of a crazy old vineyard of pais, cool climate pinot noir, coastal whites, or Bordeaux-ish style reds, there’s a ton of value to be found in this still under appreciated area.

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Bel Canto Opera

  • 6 PM - 8 PM at Jersey City City Hall

  • Please join us at City Hall Council Chambers on Friday, Oct 28 at 6pm for a free performance by Bel Canto Opera. All are welcome. @jerseycitynj

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Jazz at Moore’s Place

  • 8 PM - 11 PM at Moore's Lounge

  • Weekly jazz performances by local musician Winard Harper

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Saturday (10/29)

Halloween Parade

  • 10 AM - 12 PM at Lincoln Park

  • Come bring the kids out in costumes for the parade! LP parades are the best, thanks Bill!

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Jersey City Community Expo

Smorgasborg JC

  • 11 AM - 6 PM at Harborside Place

  • Outdoor food market featuring a variety of vendors

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Autumn Mushroom Symposium: Mycological Health & Wellness

  • 12 PM - 6 PM at LifeCap Farms

  • All about mushrooms and their benefits! Vendors, demos, yoga & dharma talk, speakers, presentations, vegan food, mushroom tea, mushroom costume contest

  • Tickets $35

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Fall Festival

  • 12 PM - 5 PM at Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center

  • The Bethune Center & Department of Recreation & Youth Development Present to you our Fall Festival At The Mary Bethune Park! We are excited to bring to you our community event that will bring families and friends together as we celebrate the Autumn Season. This event is filled with so many fun activities including a Trunk Or Treat, Pumpkin Carving, Free Food, Hay Maze, Giveaways, and more!

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Halloween Fest

  • 12 PM - 5 PM at 902 Brewing Co .

  • Boo made you look! Spooky 👻 season is so close and we can’t wait for this one. Fun for all! Mark your calendar and get the kids costumes ready! See you all on the 29th!

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McGinley Square Halloween Costume Contest & Music Series

  • 1 PM - 3 PM at McGinley Square

  • McGinley Square Last Live Music Series and Halloween are coming!!!!!! SAVE THE DATE - OCTOBER 29TH - There will be a costume contest by age group. Pick your favorite pumpkin and pose for photos. Don’t forget, there will be lots of treats!

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Kids’ Printmaking Workshop: Make A Monster

  • 1:30 PM - 3 PM at 135 Erie St

  • Save the date! Sat. Oct. 29 Kids Printmaking Workshop! Follow link in bio for more info and registration

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Ghost of Uncle Joe’s Resurrection Party

  • 2 PM - 10 PM at Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery

  • You guys have one final shot to observe this year’s Ghost of Uncle Joe’s!!! Hit up @corgispirits this Sat! Info + how to purchase available at: www.theghostofunclejoes.com !!! If you do not know what I am talking about, you def have been living under a rock… check my 👻 story highlights and get your FOMO ASAP.

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Jackson Hill’s Creepy Corner

  • 3 PM - 6 PM at 351 Martin Luther King Dr

  • Don’t miss this Saturday’s Jackson Hill’s Creepy Corner! Featuring Live performances, vendors, face painting, a photobooth and more… FREE event! See graphic for details! 🎃

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“Machines I Wished Existed” Closing Reception

  • 6 PM - 10 PM at Deep Space Gallery

  • Join us for the Closing Reception of BARC the dog’s inaugural Deep Space solo exhibition “MACHINES I WISH EXISTED” this Saturday evening from 6-10pm. Costumes and trick-or-treaters are very much welcome!! 🤠🎃🥸 We will be serenaded by all-star sound curator, dj @blvck_truffle and BARC will be debuting what will hopefully be the first of many projection projects!

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Halloween Costume Party with Michael Arenella Jazz Trio

  • 8 PM - 10 PM at Green Pear Heights - 93 Franklin Street. Jersey CIty

  • Live Vintage Jazz Performance

  • Tickets $25

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Sunday (10/30)

Riverview Farmers Market

  • 10 AM - 2 PM at Riverview-Fisk Park

  • Come enjoy this gorgeous fall weekend at the Riverview Farms Market from 10-2 in Riverview Park!

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Day of the Dead Celebration

  • 12 PM - 2 PM at Riverview-Fisk Park

  • Días de Los Muertos is a Mexican 🇲🇽 holiday traditionally celebrated Nov 1 and 2 as a way to honor and remember lost loved ones. Join us at Riverview-Fisk Park on Sunday, October 30, at 12pm as we remember and celebrate lives lost together through a community Ofrenda (altar), Giant Puppet Parade by local Mexican-American artist Santiago Cohen, live music from @mariachiorodemexico, traditional dance from Sueño Americano, and more!

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Elderberry Syrup & Fire Cider Workshop

  • 2 PM - 3 PM at Riverview Community Garden

  • Our workshop will teach you how to make Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider to ward off colds and flu during the winter days to come. We will meet in the garden. Workshop is limited to 15 people. Please bring 2 glass jars with caps, and wear a cap if it's cold!

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Halloween Party

  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Speer Cemetery

  • Speer Cemetery will be hosting a Halloween Bash on Sunday, October 30! Come out for spooky treats, walking tours, photo opportunities, and more!

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Halloween Craft Party

  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Luna de Papel

  • Apple cider and doughnuts go well with Halloween crafts! Come and paint your own pumpkin or build paint and decorate your own haunted house this weekend on Sunday 10/30 @ 4:30pm. Register on our website to join.

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Sunday Movie Night at Dullboy

  • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM at dullboy

  • Movie showings weekly on Sundays with specialty cocktails

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