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Weekend Roundup (4/29-5/1)

💃Dance enthusiast? "Anima" is playing at Nimbus Arts Center, a show with an environmental focus, described as 'at times, animalistic, at other times intensely human'. SMUSH Gallery is also hosting "new immortal", a dance workshop and performance about what future generations will find as evidence of our time here.


🌊Looking to support the arts? Or just attend a swanky function? Art House Productions is throwing their Snow Ball Gala: Into the Deep Saturday night. Themed attire is encouraged, tickets are $150+.


☕Prefer more of a party vibe? Menage is starting a popup series of Roving LGBTQ+ Dance Parties with the first one, HIGH TEA, this Sunday at Luna. Tickets $15 include 1 house drink, appetizers, and access to the entertainment.


Friday (4/29)


Smorgasbar Grand Opening

  • 3pm - close at Harborside Place

  • We’re ready for you guys! Join us on our grand opening on Friday April 29th! Free giveaways from our partners @corona@svedkavodka + food available from @carlitos_tacos@sg_hoboken family friendly & doggos welcome, every Saturday @smorgasburg at parking lot right in front of us, can’t wait to see y’all!

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Free Wine Tasting

  • 5-7pm at CoolVines

  • If you aren’t aware already, “Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines, Raphael is cool but rude, Michelangelo is a party dude.” This famous team of heroes in a half-shell is one of the best foursomes to ever live in sewers and fight crime. Wines also have distinct personalities and strengths. Some are serious and contemplative, some are just plain radical! For this tasting, we’re selecting a Leonardo, a Donatello, a Raphael, and of course, everyone’s favorite, a Michelangelo.

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Printmaking Workshop: Embossment

  • 6:30-9:30pm at JC Print Room

  • Learn the art of printing without ink in this one-day workshop taught by Master Printmaker Rie Hasegawa.

  • Tickets $50 include all materials, reservations recommended

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Free Comedy at the Concourse

  • 7-10pm Friday & Saturday at JSQ Lounge

  • Weekly free comedy show, check their insta for lineup! Saturday's show is more of an open mic

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Single Moms Meetup

  • 7-9pm at Zeppelin Hall

  • Are you a single mom juggling work, kids, and caring for yourself while wishing for a more extensive supportive network? Then JOIN US and @jerseycity.moms this Friday April 29th, 7pm at @zeppelinhall for a chance to connect with other single moms! The meet-up is free to attend (drinks/food not included).

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Jazz Performance at Moore's Place

  • 8-11pm Friday & 7-10pm Sunday at Moore's Lounge

  • Weekly jazz performances by local musician Winard Harper

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"Anima" - Nimbus Dance

  • 8pm Fri/Sat & 3pm Sunday at Nimbus Arts Center

  • Nimbus Dance captivates in this stunning & emotional mixed bill. Featuring Samuel Pott’s iconic environmental diptych, Patch of Turf and Falling Sky (collaboration with composer Qasim Naqvi, and projection artists Isabelle Duverger and Laia Cabrera) and a world premiere by celebrated international choreographer Yoshito Sakuraba. This euphoric and transportive program will have you at the edge of your seat.

  • Vax proof or neg. covid test and masks required

  • Tickets $30+

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Emo Night!

  • 11pm at Porta

  • Sad boi sounds by Philip Nasty & Doomeduser, no cover

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Saturday (4/30)


Wake-n-Rake

  • 9am-1pm at Harsimus Cemetery

  • Join us every Saturday after 9am for outdoor volunteer work! (We recommend covers shoes or boots, long sleeves and long pants)

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Book Swap

  • 10am-2pm at Van Vorst Park (by the chess tables)

  • Bring as many books (for kids or adults) as you want, take as many as you want, for free. Please bring your own bag.

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Beth DiCara Pottery Sale

  • 10am-3pm Sat/Sun at Evening Star Studio

  • Spring Sale of artist's pottery/ceramics

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Earth Day 2022

  • 11am-3pm at Lincoln Park

  • Featuring free rides and giveaways

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Spring Fever Beer Run!

  • 11am at 902 Brewing

  • Join us at 902 Brewing on APRIL 30TH, 2022 for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome local taproom with inside, outside, and rooftop space! Weave through the surrounding area, including Liberty State Park, at whatever pace you like - no matter what, there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line!

  • $30 registration fee includes free craft brew and your choice of pint glass or other merchandise

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Bath Bomb Pressing Party

  • 11am-3pm at Lush Cosmetics (Newport Mall)

  • On April 30th between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., all North American shops we will be hosting a bath bomb pressing party. That’s right, you can make your own bath bomb in-store and take it home for free! Join us (while supplies last) and get up close and personal with either Big Blue or Butterball as you press, mold, and create one of these vegan delights.

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Smorgasburg

  • 11am-6pm at Harborside Place

  • Outdoor food market featuring a variety of vendors

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Spring Fever Popup

  • 2-7pm at 60 West Side Ave

  • Come party with us!!!! Soooo many Dope Vendors, and Crazy Talented Artist!it's gonna be such an amazing event!!!! Photo booth, 360 camera, tattoo artist on site, live performances, and sooooo much more!!!! Come show these local vendors and artist some love!!!

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new immortal Movement Workshop & Performance

  • Workshop & Performance 4:30 & 6:30pm Sat/2:30 & 4:30pm Sun

  • new immortal, a multimedia work by Liana Zhen-ai and Jordan Rapaport, imagines a world in which archaeologists of the future dig up evidence of our impact on the planet. With the discovery of discarded single-use plastics, antiquated technology, and skeletons of disappearing species come memories, the faint evidence of the ways these lost objects touched us as much as we touched them. Through movement, sound, storytelling and projection, we speak to plastic bags, cradle the hole in the ozone, and confront the collective grief of the Anthropocene era. In this temporally warped, melting history, who speaks? When we re-write the story of the planet, who lives to tell the tale? Can the dissolution of narrative allow new voices to enter the scene, and history to be written by new victors?

  • Tickets $10-35, with options for just workshop or performance

  • Vax proof/masks required

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Snow Ball: Into the Deep

  • 7pm at The Glass Gallery, Mana Contemporary

  • This annual creative black tie gala raises funds for an ambitious season of arts and educational programming. This year's honorees are Jack Halpin and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects. Snow Ball is an immersive gala experience, themed attire is encouraged.

  • Tickets $150+ include Hors d'Oeurves, Open Bar, Silent Auction, Costume Contest, and Entertainment, vax proof required

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Corgi Comedy Club

  • 8-10:30pm at Corgi Spirits

  • Corgi Comedy Club is where Jersey City comedians Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard bring stand-up comedians from all over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and beyond to Corgi Spirits! Enjoy a night of hilarious entertainment while drinking the hand-crafted cocktails from the wonderful people at Corgi Spirits.

  • Tickets $20

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Sunday (5/1)


Grove Street Bicycles Ride

  • 8am starting from Grove Street Bicycles

  • Weekly Sunday morning bike ride. Route details posted on their insta each preceding Thursday.

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NYRR Newport 5k

  • 9am starting from Newport

  • In 2019, NYRR added a 5K in Jersey City, NJ to bring runners across the Hudson to someplace new. The NYRR Newport 5K returns on Sunday, May 1 for the first time since its 2019 debut for a fast and flat morning 5K through DowntownJersey City.

  • Registration $25-35

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Downtown JC Cleanup

  • 10am-1pm at Powerhouse (10 Provost St)

  • Anyone is welcome to join! No materials needed

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Riverview Farmers Market Opening Day

  • 10am-2pm at Riverview Park

  • Join us for the Opening Day of the Riverview Farmers Market season on Sunday, May 1! We’re back with a full lineup of vendors 👩🏻‍🌾, yoga in the park with @merakiyogini 🧘‍♂️, live music all day long 🎶, and free kids activities 🎨 and entertainment for all to enjoy! Mark your calendars and don’t miss our opening day celebration at Riverview Park.

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Small Business Sundays

  • 11am-3pm at Kanibal & Co

  • This weekend we welcome @chanel_colon_art with a variety of stickers, prints and small original paintings! Talltales Art will be outside the shop on Sunday, 5/1 from 11AM to 3PM.

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Community Love Fair

  • 11am-5pm at Freetown Road Project

  • Come learn about the area rich history, raffle for free giveaways by @saltnj every hour all day, listen to the sounds of the @theyoungpicassos2 and eat authentic flavors of the Caribbean street food with a jersey swag!!!

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Spring Festival

  • 12-2pm at Ferris Triangle Park

  • Join us for our first Spring Festival at Triangle Park next Sunday May1st 12pm-2pm! There will be free food, games, crafts and so much more! Huge shout out to our sponsors we couldn’t have put this together with you’re support!

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MENAGE: HIGH TEA

  • 12-6pm at Luna

  • It's tea time in Jersey City! Join us for Jersey City's original Tea Dance, MENAGE: HIGH TEA. With this event Menage will be transformed from a limited popup series to Jersey City's Roving LGBTQ+ Dance Party! We'll be throwing monthly parties throughout Jersey City. All event attendees will have first access to tickets for the next event. Locations TBA 🤫

  • Tickets $15 include 1 free house drink, free appetizers, and live entertainment

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The Roaring Twenties: Opening Reception

  • 7-10pm at Journal Square Lounge

  • 22 Artist Group Show with music by DJ Pastiche

  • Tickets $5.01

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Sunday Movie Night

  • 7-9pm at Dullboy

  • Movie showings weekly on Sundays with specialty cocktails. Featured title posted on their insta Sunday afternoon.

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