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Weekend Roundup (12/3 - 12/5)

What's happening in Jersey City this weekend? We've got you covered, scroll down to find out!

12/3 - Friday

JC Fridays: Free Art Festival

  • Events throughout town 11am - 11pm!

  • Discover, support, and enjoy the Jersey City art and business community.

During JC Fridays, we invite you to tour galleries, businesses, event venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and enjoy the spirit and culture of the city as you mingle with other residents and visitors. All events are free and open to the public.

Whether you're a seasoned art patron or exploring the arts for the first time, JC Fridays is for you.

Chanukah Celebration

  • 4-7pm at Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County

  • Chanukah treats and candle lighting at family-friendly event.

Tickets $40 for family, $15 individual

Free Wine Tasting

  • 5-7pm at CoolVines (Grove & Powerhouse locations)

  • It's that time again. It's cold and getting colder. Time to find a warm place by the fire, grab a good book, and start drinking some full bodied, soul warming wines. Come by the shop this Friday to sample some wines that are keeping our cold winter nights from getting too dreary.

Winter Wonderland Weekend

  • 5-8pm (Friday & Saturday) at 128 Winfield Ave

  • Featuring holiday and winter themed artwork, light refreshments, toy collection and celebration!

The Maiden & The Crone Opening Reception

  • 5-8pm at Outlander Gallery

  • The Maiden & The Crone pulls inspiration from classic tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and other parables and mythologies, in which female characters are often depicted as young and vulnerable, or old and wicked. This body of work critiques the societal and literary tropes that have been imposed upon women over the centuries, and still exist within our discourse today.

The Very Affordable Art Show

  • 5-9pm at Art House Gallery

  • It's that time of year again!!!

Our annual "Very Affordable Art Show" is almost here!!

All works prices $250 and under!

Curated by Andrea McKenna.

Art150 Holiday Market

  • 5:30-9pm (and Saturday/Sunday 12:30-6pm) at Art House Gallery

  • This Holiday Bazaar at ART150 will feature local artisans, crafters and artists, just in time for the Holiday Season. With goodies and gifts for sale during the kickoff of the Season, this event is not to be missed!

Tree Lighting

  • 6-8pm at Leonard Gordon Park

  • The Leonard Gordon Park Conservancy is proud to bring back our annual tradition: our 4th annual Tree Lighting! This year we will have a marching band, carolers, and of course our friend Santa and his elves will be in stopping by. See you on Friday, Dec 3. From 6-8pm!

Muyu Market

  • 6-9pm at Smush Gallery

  • Market supporting low-income creatives!

Intro to Latte Art

  • 7-9pm at Hidden Grounds

  • Learn how to pour beautiful latte art designs just like the ones that you see in our shop! We will teach this completely hands-on class where you will get to learn latte art theory and technique.

  • Tickets $40

Comedy at the Concourse

  • 7-10pm at JSQ Lounge

  • Friday!!! We’re back at the KSQ Lounge with this killer lineup! Swing on by, grab a drink , catch a show, live a little!

  • Tickets $20

Free Opera Performance by NJCU

  • 7:30-10:30pm at Ingalls Recital Hall, Rossey Building

  • The Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance and Theatre at New Jersey City University presents “An Evening of Opera Scenes” on Friday, December 3 in Ingalls recital Hall, in the Rossey building at NJCU. Directed by Dr. Robert Prowse and Professor David Maiullo, NJCU’s Opera Workshop students perform scenes and arias from a variety of operas, including, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute, The Elixir of Love, and more.

  • Free with RSVP

  • Vax proof or neg covid test, masks required

Mario Kart Tourney

  • 8-9pm at Sip Studios

  • Come through and race your hearts out at our first ever Mario Kart Tourney! $10 entry fee, free to watch

12/4 - Saturday

JC Cranksgiving

  • 11am-4pm in Downtown (starting location TBA)

  • Alley cat bike race/scavenger hunt/food drive. Registration at 11am, wheels down noon to 4pm. Free registration, $25 recommended for food purchases.

Happy Holiday Market

  • 12-6pm (Saturday & Sunday) at Grove St PATH and Ashford rooftop

  • All time low holiday supply chain issues? 👀 Not in Jersey City! We plan on having 2 full weekends with over 200 local and talented vendors in 2 different locations. 🎄🎁 We've got plenty gifty options y'all!!!

Excellent handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts in your town! #shoplocal

NJCU Winter Jazz Fest

  • 12-9pm (and Sunday 12-6:30pm) at Margaret Williams Theatre in Hepburn Hall

  • The NJCU Winter Jazz Fest brings you into an intimate world of call and response with tomorrow’s jazz legends. The festival is headlined by multi-grammy award-winning jazz faculty who share the stage mano-a-mano with the most talented young artists in the region.

  • Tickets $15 for students/seniors, $25 for general public

Bars in the Gallery

  • 7-11pm at Outlander Gallery

  • Been a minute since you’ve performed? Pop out! Got a new track you want to debut? We got the stage for you!

Come get these good vibes, great food and specialty drinks! Capacity is limited so get your tickets now and artists RSVP to perform your new, hottest song! Get ready for a dope night of music!!

The Golden Door: a new play by Lia Romeo

  • 7pm at Village West Gallery

  • What does it mean to be an American, and how much is it worth giving up? In 1902, an Italian peasant girl is detained at Ellis Island. In 2047, an American teenager tries to cross the border into Canada to escape a country ravaged by disease. THE GOLDEN DOOR explores immigration through the ages, and asks what truly makes America great.

  • Advanced RSVP required, limited space. Upon entry, all attendees will be required to present proof of full vaccination status in paper or digital form, including Docket or Excelsior Pass. Masks required while inside. Please email to RSVP.

Ugly Sweater Party

  • 7:30pm at Miracle on Mercer/Franklin Social

  • Get out your ugliest sweaters and join us this Saturday at 7:30pm!!

12/5 - Sunday

Neighborhood Cleanup: Downtown

Holiday Market

  • 1-7pm at Departed Soles

  • Weekly holiday market through December featuring local artisans

The Imperial Red Ball: LGBTQ+ Fundraiser

  • 6-9pm at Six26

  • The Imperial Red Ball

(A Fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Youth and those impacted by HIV/AIDS)

5 Categories - Vogue, Face, Runway, Best Dressed, Sex Siren (Body Positivity)

$100 Grand Prize and Trophy for each category

Drag Performances, Raffles, HIV Testing and More!!!

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