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Weekend Roundup (5/13-5/15)

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+.


Friday (5/13)


Artist & Maker Market

  • 3-9pm Friday & 12-6pm Saturday at Grove Street PATH

  • Shop local & handmade art, vintage, music, artisan goods, and more!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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Comedy Jam

  • 7-11pm at 902 Brewing Co

  • Tickets $25+

  • 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!

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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!

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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

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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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Laugh The Night Away

  • 9pm at Nimbus Arts Center

  • SAVE THE DATE JERSEY CITY! A night of laughs at @nimbusartscenter

  • Tickets $10

  • Vax proof/masks required

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Saturday (5/14)


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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Downtown JC Cleanup

  • 10am-1pm at Van Vorst Park

  • Anyone is welcome to join! No materials needed

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Pacific Flea Market

  • 11am-5pm at 149 Pacific Ave

  • Outdoor flea market featuring over 20 vintage vendors

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Smorgasburg

  • 11am-6pm at Harborside Place

  • Outdoor food market featuring a variety of vendors

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[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.

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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.

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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.

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Plant Swap

  • 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.

  • Tickets $10

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Community Cleanup Program Jersey City

  • 2pm meeting at MLK Drive & Union St

  • Cleaning Blocks and Building with the People. Neighborhood by Neighborhood.

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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

240 KATJA

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

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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!

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Spring Popup Event

  • 5-9pm at Gallerie Hudson

  • Featuring up to 15 different local New Jersey artists, craftsmen, bakers & makers

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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.

  • Tickets $45

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Sunday (5/15)


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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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

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The Jersey City Spring Half, 10K, 5K

  • 9:30am at Lincoln Park

  • Registration required, entry $45+

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Yoga In The Park

  • 10:30-11:30am at Riverview Park

  • Free with donation, suggested $10. Pre-registration & bringing your own mat recommended

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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

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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.

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