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Weekend Roundup (11/4 - 11/6)

📜 See poetry come to life at the opening reception of "Are You There?": An Immersive Poetry Installation at Smush Gallery! Suggested donation $10-20


👩‍🎨 Monira Fridays continue at Mana Contemporary with EMERGE Artist Showcase, featuring poetry, music, live art, and more! Tickets $15


📚 Did you know the Miller Library Branch (originally called the Bergen Branch) opened 100 years ago? Come celebrate its centennial with the community!


😂 Looking for some laughs? Check out Corgi Comedy Club, a regular stand-up show by locals Ryan Rummel & Alex Grubard at Corgi Distillery! Tickets $20


Friday (11/4)

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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“Clarence’s Luncheonette”: Opening Reception

  • 5 PM - 9 PM at 15 Path Plaza

  • Please join us at the Commuter Gallery to for the exhibition of @kelseypaintz . The opening reception at the Commuter Gallery located at 15 Path Plaza, within the Journal Square Transportation Center, this Friday November 4th from 5-9pm. The exhibition will be open from November 4th-25th. Gallery Hours are Mondays, Fridays & Saturday 4-7pm.

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Free Champagne & Caviar Tasting

  • 5 PM - 7 PM at CoolVines Powerhouse

  • Join us at the Powerhouse store for an extra special champagne and caviar tasting this Friday.🍾

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Gelato Social

  • 5 PM - 7 PM at Revetment House

  • Since we had so much fun with you guys last time…we are coming back! Catch us again at the Reventment Building this Friday from 5 PM - 7 PM for another gelato social! Thank you @newportnjapts for having us!

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Free Mexican Spirits Tasting

  • 6 PM - 8 PM at Riverview Wine & Spirits

  • We’re entering the final days of our #DaysoftheDead week! The last activities scheduled include a FREE Mexican spirits tasting at @riverviewwinejc from 6-8p on Friday, just walk in!

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“Are You There?”: An Immersive Poetry Installation

  • 6 PM - 9 PM at Smush Gallery

  • THE TIME HAS COME! “Are You There?” is an Immersive Poetry Installation I’ve been quietly putting work into since summer and it’s finally ready for the world. I’m so excited to share this work with you. There are so many moving parts to this piece and I put so much care and attention into each one. I’ve worked with some truly brilliant collaborators to bring these poems to life and have taught myself SOOOO many new mediums to be able make this happen. They’ll be plenty of opportunities to experience it but I’d love to see y’all at the Opening November 4. This event is supported by Art House Cares, a grant program by Art House Productions in Jersey City.

  • Tickets $10 - 20 (suggested donation)

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EMERGE: poetry & music showcase

  • 6 PM - 11 PM at Mana Contemporary

  • Hosted by Monira Foundation, Jersey City Reads Poems, and ROQ Initiative. Live DJ, poetry showcase (Emily Luan, Rashad Wright (former JC poet laureate), and Jiaoyang Li) and music showcase (Larry Crack, Karma, Jae frm jrz), live interactive art and mural, scent experience

  • Cost: $15

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Poetry Night

  • 7 PM - 11 PM at The Grind Shop

  • November 4th • we’re having Poetry night here at the shop in collaboration with @lostintheartcollective 🖤 Poetry Night is open to the public! TAG A POET you’d like to see perform here! @thecommunityspiritco on drinks ✨

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A Special Presentation of “Frida”

  • 7:30 PM - 9 PM at Grace Church Van Vorst

  • And don’t miss the final act… @sokolowtheatredance will be giving a FREE special presentation of “Frida,” a homage to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, at 7:30p on Friday at Grace Church Van Vorst. Reserve your seats via the link in our bio and don’t wait! Space is limited.

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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 (11/5)

Run For Liberty 5K

  • 9 AM - 12 PM at Liberty State Park

  • Please join the Friends of LSP's annual 5K Run on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9am starting near the Flag Plaza and going north along the scenic Waterfront Walkway. Walkers are welcome also! The registration page is at the linktree in bio. The Run fundraiser will help the Friends carry out our mission of protecting and improving LSP, threatened by the billionaire Paul Fireman and his funded surrogates’ privatization and commercialization plans.

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JC Planning Walking Tours: Ward B & Ward F

  • 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 3 PM at West Side Avenue

  • The rescheduled date for the ward f walking tour w/ JC Planning board will be Saturday November 5th 1-3pm! We will meet at Arlington Ave & Wilkinson Ave. please come out and get your questions regarding the R-1 answered. The R-1 zone makes up a majority of the city (30%) therefore it’s vital that we all understand the impacts this will have in our community!

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Miller Library Branch 100 Years Celebration

  • 12 PM - 4 PM at Jersey City Free Public Library: Miller Branch

  • Originally called the Bergen Branch, our Miller Branch opened at its current address, 489 Bergen Avenue, in 1922. Over the decades, the Miller Branch has served countless patrons and Jersey City residents. Its collections and have grown and evolved with the neighborhood. Thousands of story times, classes, events and concerts have occurred in this well-loved building. Odds are, you were not around when the Miller Branch opened, but you can certainly be around for our 100th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 5, from 12-4 PM. What’s that address again? 489 Bergen Avenue... one of our JCFPL homes for the last 100 years.

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The Bass Network

  • 12 PM - 3 PM at New Jersey City University

  • Live bass performance

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Collaged Book Workshop

  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at 135 Erie St

  • Create a hand-made book using collaged imagery! Using found images and their own work, students will make a unique book that can be used as a sketchbook or as an art object in itself. This is a quick and easy method of bookmaking, as well as a great way to stimulate creativity and ideas. Registration link in bio

  • Tickets $30

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Embankment on My Mind Opening Reception

  • 3 PM - 6 PM at New Jersey City University

  • Kate Dodd completed her Evolving Network late last night after days and hours of work. Come and check it out in person! The Embankment on My Mind exhibition opens today in both galleries, 11-5 with a special reception this Saturday, 3-6 pm.

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Untold Stories of Storied People

  • 6 PM - 8 PM at Grassroots Community Space

  • In Full Color is so proud to partner with Storytelling Arts to present another edition of Untold Stories of Storied People -- this was an incredible show last time I saw it in Trenton, & I can't wait to see how each of these storytellers has refined their craft since. Join us for Untold Stories of Storied People on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles St., Jersey City. Free entry! Space is limited, arrive early. Deets at bio link or INFULLCOLOR.ORG

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BUILDS CHARACTER Opening Reception

  • 7 PM - 11 PM at Deep Space Gallery

  • UP NEXT in what’s been a nonstop lineup of one spectacular show after the next and this one is no exception — the legendary CHRIS RWK will be gracing us with an entirely new collection of work in a solo exhibition, “BUILDS CHARACTER,” featuring not only traditional paintings but also works on wood, metalworks and multidimensional sculptures. Chris has had a tireless year of art production and he’s closing it out with what will be his largest mixed media collection of 2022!!! We cannot wait to share this show with you — we’ve been anticipating it all year and at long last it’s here!!

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Corgi Comedy Club

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

  • Jersey City comedians Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard bring entertainment to the one-and-only Jersey City Distillery! Each month features stand-up comedians from your favorite movies, television shows, podcasts and festivals. Enjoy a unique nightlife experience in a charming, intimate atmosphere that can only be provided at Corgi Spirits.

  • Tickets $20

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Sunday (11/6)

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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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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