Updated: May 13
🦉 [Postponed to June 4th] Bird enthusiast? Check out Celebrate Urban Birds, a free presentation in Canco Park on fowl in our area featuring LIVE owls, falcons, and other raptors.
🎨 More of an artsy type? Mana Contemporary is hosting an Open House with several exhibits on display: "Land of the Free", "Anonymous Architectures", and "Reel Poetics".
🎸 Looking for some good music outdoors? The Pushing Up The Daisies Festival is taking place in Harsimus Cemetery, with 8 hours of local acts, food, and vendors. Adult tickets are $30.
🌕 Hobby astronomer? Liberty Science Center is hosting Lunar Mania, to celebrate the total lunar eclipse this weekend, featuring late-night access to their exhibits, moon-themed science demonstrations, food, & cocktails. Tickets $28+.
Artist & Maker Market
3-9pm Friday & 12-6pm Saturday at Grove Street PATH
Shop local & handmade art, vintage, music, artisan goods, and more!
Songwriters at Brightside
4-7pm at the Brightside Tavern
@gregorymcloughlin I am really excited for this low-key show this Sunday afternoon in Jersey City. Myself and two other local songwriters are hosting a fun afternoon event. Hope to see you there!
Salty Whites: Free Wine Tasting
5-7pm at CoolVines
As the weather warms, I find my thoughts drifting more and more to far off coasts. The briny sea air, a bounty of creatures straight from some nearby depth, and a wine that seems like it was grown on a sandy shore. To indulge this fantasy while I count the days until it is a reality, I reach for the one part that I can find at my local small business - the wine. We'll have a few great examples open at the tasting this Friday.
Zero to 80: an affordable art show - opening reception
6-9pm at SMUSH Gallery
Zero to 80 is the latest affordable art show from SMUSH Gallery! Featuring twenty-five artists from Jersey City and beyond, Zero to 80 celebrates photography, collage, mixed media, painting, drawing, fiber, and digital art, all for $80 or less. See artwork from Kat Almirañez, bayard, Laurie Berenhaus, Aidan Boyle, Sarah Brody, Buttered Roll, Cutpasteface, Doodlealldayy, Benedicto Figueroa, Isis Figueroa, Flora.Athens, Flower Power Artworks by Denise, Katelyn Halpern, David LaMorte, Christopher Marti, Michelle Alexandra Mayer, Samuel Mitchell, Rachel Murdy, Ri, Shannon Roberts, Angelina Salgado, Julie Smolinski, Bleriot Thompson, Ryan Treppedi, & Va_Gue
Business Networking Night
7-9pm at DVORA
Are you looking for an opportunity to make new business relationships? Do you need a new collaborator to exchange ideas? Then, this event is perfect for you!
We are excited to bring back our networking night this year! Of course, there will be wine and snacks to enjoy too. So join us for your chance to connect with local businesses and gain exposure.
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
7-11pm at 902 Brewing Co
Join us for a night of laughs, networking, and good vibes! Start your weekend off right! Jersey City Comedy Jam brings together some of the most hilarious comedians seen around the country and some of the best local dj's and vendors!
BikeJC Light-Up Ride
7:30pm starting from Grove St PATH
17.3 miles, JC far south and far north + Liberty State Park. A little like our upcoming Ward Tour, but on many different streets. Slow, 8mph at the front. Free, all welcome!
INKubator New Play Festival: Spin
7:30pm at Grassroots Community Space
Spin is a comedy about birthday party clowns, park rangers, endangered owls, reincarnation, and Jewish mysticism. Jumping wildly through time, the play kaleidoscopically charts the lives of several misfits manically searching for meaning. They may struggle to see the big picture, but we don't. We see how freakishly, frighteningly, hilariously, their lives are entwined.
Suggested donation $5. Free, advanced registration is required.
Vax proof/masks required
Jazz Performance at Moore's Place
8-11pm Friday & 7-10pm Sunday at Moore's Lounge
Weekly jazz performances by local musician Winard Harper
Laugh The Night Away
9pm at Nimbus Arts Center
SAVE THE DATE JERSEY CITY! A night of laughs at @nimbusartscenter
Vax proof/masks required
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)
Downtown JC Cleanup
10am-1pm at Van Vorst Park
Anyone is welcome to join! No materials needed
Pacific Flea Market
11am-5pm at 149 Pacific Ave
Outdoor flea market featuring over 20 vintage vendors
11am-6pm at Harborside Place
Outdoor food market featuring a variety of vendors
[POSTPONED to 6/4] Celebrate Urban Birds
12-2pm at Canco Park
Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance & Canco Park Conservancy host "Celebrate Urban Birds" including a Birds of Prey presentation of LIVE raptor birds including owls and other raptors. Come sit in our green classroom under the trees to meet some of the birds that call Jersey City home. Meet a Great Horned Owl, Screech Owl, Red Tail Hawk, and American Kestrel Falcon.
WarmWax Records Vinyl DJ Set
12-4pm at Iris Records
Jersey City locals Niko(WAX) & Badhabits of WarmWax Records have been digging crates + playing records since youth. With a variety of records they adhere to mostly lofi jazz instrumentals. May 14th they will bring a selection of jazz, rock and beats to IRIS Records.
Mana Contemporary Open House
12-6pm at Mana Contemporary
Do not miss: “Land of the Free”, three. thematically related solo exhibitions by artists Joe Minter, Hugo Crosthwaite and Vincent Valdez; “Anonymous Architectures” presented by Monira Foundation; and “Reel Poetics: Jonas Mekas & His Cinematic Circle” courtesy of The New American Cinema Group/The Film-Makers’ Cooperative collection.
1-4pm at Barrow Mansion
Time for a new plant! Bring a plant or a cutting/seedling to our plant swap and get a new plant to love in return! We'll also have a discussion on plant care from the amazing women from @devine.plantery.
Community Cleanup Program Jersey City
2pm meeting at MLK Drive & Union St
Cleaning Blocks and Building with the People. Neighborhood by Neighborhood.
Pushing Up The Daisies Festival
2-10pm at Harsimus Cemetery
A Fundraiser for and at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery. With performances by:
2 pm gates
330 Lue Beige
420 Ruby Bones
510 Twice Removed
600 Little Hag
650 Conner Bracken and the Mother Leeds Band
740 OK Cowgirl
830 Sir Synthesis
920 Tula Vera
Tickets $30 adults / $15 vets, kids, seniors or volunteer for a Wake-n-Rake
Pet-Nat & Punk Rock
5-7pm at CoolVines Grove
Meet chocolatier artisan and Jersey City native JA Morey as he plays punk rock music. Sample some damn delicious treats and some wine!
Spring Popup Event
5-9pm at Gallerie Hudson
Featuring up to 15 different local New Jersey artists, craftsmen, bakers & makers
Jersey City Ballroom Spring Spectacular Showcase
7-9pm at Brunswick Center
Jersey City Ballroom presents an evening of delightful dancing showcasing our students and instructors! Ballroom and Latin Pro-Am (instructor-student), Am-Am (student-student) and professional performances will be featured.
Grove Street Bicycles Ride
8am starting from Grove Street Bicycles
Weekly Sunday morning bike ride. Route details posted on their insta each preceding Thursday.
Yoga In The Plants
9-10am at PLNTD
You asked, we flowed 🧘 Yoga in the Plants with Mia is back Sunday 5/15 @ 9AM! $35 Donation goes to HUDSON GIVES - an initiative to help our local community and economy thrive! #togetherwethrive
Tickets $35, reservation recommended
The Jersey City Spring Half, 10K, 5K
9:30am at Lincoln Park
Registration required, entry $45+
Yoga In The Park
10:30-11:30am at Riverview Park
Free with donation, suggested $10. Pre-registration & bringing your own mat recommended
Free Demo: Copperplate Etching
2-3pm at JC Print Room
See how an etching is created and printed in this free demo and learn more about our upcoming etching class. Please RSVP to jcprintroom AT gmail.com
Lunar Mania: Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party
6:30pm-1am at Liberty Science Center
On the night of Sunday, May 15, a total lunar eclipse will take place in the skies over our region. At Liberty Science Center, that’s a moment to celebrate! Get tickets now for Lunar Mania!
LSC will be open that night from 6:30 pm to 1:00 am for a special evening of eclipse-focused fun. Join us to learn the science behind eclipses in a unique planetarium show, “All About the Eclipse,” view the night sky through telescopes, check out a fun 3D movie about a journey to the moon, experience the classic laser show, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” on the album’s 50th anniversary, and enjoy moon-themed science demonstrations, snacks, cocktails, and more.
Sunday Movie Night
7-9pm at Dullboy
Movie showings weekly on Sundays with specialty cocktails. Featured title posted on their insta Sunday afternoon.