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Weekend Roundup (5/20-5/22)

🌏 May is AAPI Heritage Month! Celebrate Saturday with In Full Color's Far East, a showcase of AAPI poets, writers, music, and art in Hamilton Park.


👩🏾 Want to support Black artists & businesses? SMUSH Gallery is hosting The [JERSEY] Function this Saturday featuring Black dancers, poets, and vendors.


🌿 Fan of vegan and/or community spaces? Check out the Plant Space Grand Opening Saturday with free tastings, music, games, and live mural painting.


♀️ Pro-choice proponent? A number of McNair students are organizing an Abortion Rights Rally in response to the Supreme Court leak in front of City Hall on Sunday.


Friday (5/20)


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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Free Wine Tasting: Wines of Languedoc

  • 5-7pm at CoolVines

  • Long gone are the days of mass-produced wine in the Languedoc- This region is finding inspiration and energy with a new generation of producers. With vastly varying terrain and terroir, these wines deliver exceptional quality and value.

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Plates 4 Parks: Mocktails Under The Moonlight

  • 6-8pm at Mary McLeod Bethune Park

  • Plates 4 Parks, the Jersey City Parks Coalition’s signature fundraising event, is excited to open the 2022 Season with Mocktails under the Moonlight, featuring Jersey City Chef Alex Sartoga, founder and owner of Garden Steaks. This outdoor event is adult focused with signature mocktails, appetizers, and entertainment.

  • Tickets $35

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Fundraising Concert in support of Ukraine

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

  • The concert portion will feature traditional Ukrainian dancing, Lenny Khmel on violin and Lesya Verba on bandura. We are also pleased to feature a piano performance by the one and only Piano Extremist live from Ukraine! 100% of proceeds from the evening will support Ukrainian Jersey City work providing support to displaced orphanages in Vinnytsia and Lviv and to the displaced persons center in Kryvyi Rih.

  • Tickets $125 include entertainment, silent auction, cocktails, appetizers & flowing drinks

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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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Free NJCU Performance: An Opera Double Bill

  • 7:30pm Fri/Sat at West Side Theatre

  • Love and comedy are on trial as NJCU’s Music, Dance, and Theatre Department presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s one-act comedy “Trial by Jury” and excerpts from Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman.” Directed by Dr. Robert Prowse. Music direction by David Maiullo. The cast features NJCU students and alumni.

  • RSVP required

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Free Movie Night on the Pier: Raya & the Last Dragon

  • 8:11pm (sunset) at J. Owen Grundy Park

  • Bring your own chair, food & drinks available for purchase

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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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Saturday (5/21)


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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Learn To Ride A Bike

  • 10am-2pm at Lincoln Park

  • Hudson TMA is presenting a Learn to Ride a Bike Class in the Duncan Avenue lot of Lincoln Park.

  • You must bring a properly sized bike and a fitted helmet. Children 7+ AND adults are welcome! Registration is required

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Welcome Home Spring Clothing Drive Volunteering

  • 10am-4:30pm at 140 Sip Ave

  • We're helping our friends prepare for the warmer months! On Saturday, May 21st, we'll receive donations and set up in the morning and set up shop for our friends in the afternoon.

  • 2 hour shifts throughout day available, must register in advance

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Smorgasburg

  • 11am-6pm at Harborside Place

  • Outdoor food market featuring a variety of vendors

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Far East: An AAPI Heritage Month Showcase

  • 12-2:30pm at Hamilton Park Gazebo

  • Poetry, dance & public art -- what better way to celebrate AAPI Heritage?Join us for Far East, featuring poets/writers Crystal Letters, Megha Sood and Summer Dawn. We'll also be joined by the Taiko Masala Drum Troupe & enjoy art in a dynamic public art exhibit curated by our friends at Walk-Bye.

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Museum of Jersey City History Open House

  • 1-4pm at Van Wagenen (Apple Tree) House

  • A day of art, music, historical exhibits, and house tours, ending with a discussion of the MJCH's mission and prospective programming beginning at approximately 3:00pm. Coffee and donuts, too!

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Plant Space Grand Opening

  • 1-6pm at Plant Base

  • Please stop by 368-370 Pacific Avenue this Saturday for the Grand opening, free food tastings, live music, games, activities, giveaways, and live art by @distoart & @heart1_graff 🎶 🎨

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Print Party

  • 1:30-5pm at JC Print Room

  • Print Party is an open printmaking session where you can try your hand at printmaking in a fun, collaborative setting. No experience is needed! Feel free to BYOB!

  • Tickets $40 include all materials

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The [Jersey] Function

  • 2-6pm at SMUSH Gallery

  • Presented as part of the SMUSH Gallery Curatorial Fellowship in Dance: The [Jersey] Function is a community event spotlighting black businesses and artists in the Jersey City area. Come for the performances and shopping, stay for the viiibbeezz!

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ESKFF Artist Fundraiser - VIP Night

  • 3-6pm at Mana Contemporary

  • Join ESKFF help change lives of artists worldwide by coming out and supporting our program! Studio 445 at Mana Contemporary

  • Tickets $30

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Unpack & Play Spiritual Soiree

  • 7-11pm at Grassroots Community Space

  • Come join us for a night of interactive art, healing stations and magic, music and good vibes in a DOPE arts center surrounded by good people!

  • Tickets $10

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Excerpts from Classical Ballets

  • 7pm at The Roy Irving Theater

  • Featuring portions of The Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, and Midsummer Night's Dream

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Latin Jazz Performance: Edmar Castaneda w/Gregoire Maret

  • 7pm at the Statuary

  • Edmar Castañeda nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category "Best Latin Jazz Album" with his album Family. @nytimes notes, "...Castaneda... engage[s] modern jazz in ways that honor...cultural origins, and [he has] the capacity to astonish by virtue of [his] fingerstyle technique.” Grégoire Maret redefined the role of the harmonica, finding fresh pathways through a remarkable variety of styles. @herbiehancock has called Maret "one of the most creative musicians around," while @therealmarcusmiller has declared that he is "carrying the instrument into the 21st century with prowess, passion, and creativity."

  • RSVP required (DM @thestatuary ), suggested donation $20

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Lord of the Jams

  • 8pm-1am at Sip Studios

  • Come join us for the one jam to rule them all. Featuring musical performances from: Dingus, Mykesoul, Twice Removed, & Kudu Stooge!

  • Tickets $20

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Corgi Comedy Club

  • 9-11pm 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 (5/22)


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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J. City Sunday Runs

  • 8am at Four Fitness

  • GROUP FITNESS ALERT!🚨 Starting next Sunday you can get your cardio in with us FOR FREE with our Sunday Jersey City run club 🏃🏻‍♂️ 🏃🏾‍♀️ Go at your own pace as we run to Exchange Place at 8a. SEE YOU NEXT SUNDAY!

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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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Abortion Rights Rally

  • 2pm at City Hall

  • On May 22nd, there will be a rally for abortion rights at City Hall Plaza in Jersey City to fight for the protection of Roe v. Wade led by McNair Academic High School students and Jersey City Councilmen and women.

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Human2Human's 1 Year Anniversary

  • 2-8pm at Corgi Spirits

  • Celebrate our 1 year anniversary & AAPI month at our popup market party with us & our wonderful lineup of 20+ vendors

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Riff on the Roof

  • 8pm at Deep Space Gallery

  • This Sunday riffontheroof is back. DM for tickets. @shrugs_music will be doing a sunset set at 7pm.

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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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