Updated: Nov 18, 2021
What's happening in Jersey City this weekend:
11/19 - Friday
Commodore Art Show
3-7pm at Commuter Gallery (JSQ, 15 Path Plaza)
Commuter Gallery Presenting @cdre.art is open through Tuesday November 30th! Come meet the artist in person! All art is available for sale, with 100% of sales going directly to the artist. Perfect holiday gift!
Wines for the Thanksgiving Table
Free Wine Tasting
5-7pm at CoolVines (Powerhouse & Grove St locations)
After a perfectly cooked turkey, the most important part of any great Thanksgiving table (in our opinion, anyway) is a bevvy of wine options to pair with the fantastic spread. Because food is the main attraction, and there's usually a lot of it, the best Thanksgiving wines are light on their feet with enough acid to help you make it through the meal. This Friday we'll delve into a handful of wines that will help take this year's bounty to the next level.
Menage by Headroom
NO COVER, Drag show & dancing organized by Headroom Lounge team
8pm-3am at Grove Square, drag show 10pm, dancing 11pm (also Saturday!)
Experience “Ménage” before this limited popup series ends!
11/20 - Saturday
Neighborhood Cleanup: Heights
Newport Skates Season Opening
Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Opening is weather-dependent
11am-9pm at 95 River Dr S
Admission $8, skate rental $7
Market with holiday goods, gifts, music, and food
11am-5pm (and Sunday 12:30-4pm) at Christ Our Savior Church (McGinley Sq)
Don’t miss the Holiday Fair to benefit the Lutheran Hunger Initiative next weekend! Crafts, cards, hand knits, fair trade gifts, snacks, live music and so much more!
Mary McLeod Bethune Monument Unveiling Ceremony
Public ceremony followed by outdoor family activities
12-5pm at the Bethune Center (Greenville), actual unveiling 12-1pm
All are welcomed for an afternoon of outdoor family activity, as we finally unveil the final addition to our new Bethune Park!… The Mary McLeod Bethune Monument! The event will feature Live Entertainment, Poetry, and a Holiday Marketplace! Nov 20th!!! 12pm - 5pm.
Diwali Holiday Bazaar and Festival
12-10pm at Exchange Place
Come shop a variety of wares in our Outdoor heated tent at this family friendly event. Your children will love the Rangoli & Diya decorating workshops or listen to the Story of Diwali or just hang out at the Kids Corner. Get a Henna decoration on one hand and enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages with the other, brought to you by Local Vendors while you shop... including a Cash Bar. And if that's not enough, there will be ample entertainment including Live performances.
Liwayway: Balik Tanaw (The Dawn: Looking Back)
Free Filipino Cultural Festival
1-5pm at Mana Contemporary (JSQ)
LIWAYWAY: BALIK TANAW (The Dawn: Looking Back), is a cultural event showcasing art, music, and performances inspired by the Filipino people’s vision of a new tomorrow.
Join us for a night of music, art, Filipino food from local restaurants and bakeries, and vendors selling a variety of Filipino crafts, zines, jewelry, and much more.
Community Yoga Class: Moving with Slowness
Free Yoga Class
2-3pm at Mana Contemporary (JSQ)
Spend a Saturday afternoon slowing things down….way down… with this yoga-inspired movement class. Class will begin with a vinyasa warm-up, and then hone in on durational sun salutations. In a long-term quest to extend a single round of surya namaskar A + B for 108 minutes, Meagan invites you to discover the depth of patience, awareness, challenge and discovery that emerges through briefer rounds of devotional slowness. This class will steady your mind, activate your senses, and stretch your temporal dedication to the simplest of movements. And if you are interested in joining Meagan for a 108 minutes sun salutation, be sure to join to learn more!
Connecting through Movement
Free Dance Class, family-friendly
3:30-5pm at Mana Contemporary (JSQ)
In this open and playful class, we will spend time putting our bodies in motion to music in different ways, recognizing the potential in all of us to dance. Following a warm-up and structured exercises, we will work in groups to create unique dances that celebrate our connection to one another. Families of 2 or more are encouraged to attend together: home families, friend families, work families, any kind. Individuals also welcome – we will create new ‘families’ together!
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in, and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks.
The Laugh Tour: Comedy Show
Showings 7pm & 9pm at Dorrian's (Newport)
Tickets $15 in advance / $20 day of
2 item minimum
Proof of vaccination or neg covid test required
Live Stand Up Comedy DORRIAN’S @dorriansjc
SAT NOV 20 and DEC 4
Enjoy Laughs, Drinks and Dinner in the Curragh Room
Featuring comedians from Tonight Show, Netflix, America’s Got Talent, Netflix & more!
NJCU Sweeney Todd Performances
Showing 8pm (and Sunday 3pm) at West Side Theater
General admission $25, Students/Seniors $10, Ticketing closed 2 hrs before showtime
Proof of vaccination or neg covid test required
One of the most infamous and dark musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the lecherous judge who framed him, ravaged his young wife, and ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy, and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and it’s the high watermark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince.
Sunday - 11/21
Liberty Church Annual Food Drive
Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting non-perishable food items
9:30am-11am at Liberty Church (Communipaw)
Neighborhood Cleanup: Bergen-Lafayette
Neighborhood Cleanup: Downtown
Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
4-5pm at Baldwin Ave & Route 139 (JSQ/Heights)
This Sunday, Nov. 21, is the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the day when we mourn the people killed trying to get from place to place through our often dangerous streets.
The Jersey City event will be a gathering at 4 p.m. at the makeshift memorial at the intersection of Baldwin Ave. & Rt. 139, where a pedestrian named Carmelina Tusa was hit by a driver and recently died in the hospital.
Riff on the Roof Comedy Show
Music at 4:30pm, Comedy 6pm at Deep Space Gallery (McGinley Sq)
Last months show was great. We’re bringing the show inside this month. Next Sunday November 21st Music at sunset 4:30. Comedy at 6pm.