September 7 - September 13: Hello September!
We hope everyone had a great August. Even though the vast majority of events have either been canceled or modified, the District is still the destination for food, fun, and fun times! Keep on reading for some great ideas on what to do this week...
K9dergarten is back!
Art House JC Friday
Get ready to enjoy some local art- in the age of social distancing, ZOOM, masks and global pandemics!
Join the fun on September 11th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, for the virtual Art House JC Friday! This event comes courtesy of Art House Productions, various galleries, amazing artists, the OCA, and, their sponsors. As the organizers state, "Virtual JC Fridays is a free online arts festival taking place entirely on Zoom."
The event will feature exhibits and art work from the following galleries and talented artists:
Art House Gallery
Art House Productions
The Art Project at Dvora Pop-Up Gallery
The Arts at St. Paul & Incarnation
Department of Cultural Affairs
Hudson County Community College
Fine Arts Gallery at Saint Peter's University
New Jersey City University Galleries
No Dominion Theatre Co.
Pro Arts at SILVERMAN Hamilton Square
Theda Sandiford Art
For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.jcfridays.com/
Mathews Food and Drink Brunch
Want to indulge in some good eats in a beautiful - outdoor- environment? What, it's the weekend? That means its brunch time! And the spot you need to treat yourself to is Mathews Food and Drink! Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm, check out Mathews for their yummy brunch menu. Take a look:
May we recommend the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes? You won’t regret it!
Another option for your brunching needs is Barcade! Check out their yummy menu, enjoy the outdoor seating AND their limited availability for in-door arcade gaming. For more information on Barcade's indoor gaming, take a look at: https://barcadejerseycity.com/hours-specials/
Check out the menu:
The Kitchen Step
With this heat, we all need a treat to cool down. Add in some boozy beverages (because… why not) and you’ve got yourself a delicious combo! All of this thanks to the great and inventive folks at The Kitchen Step! Enjoy their Boozy Freezy Pops after your meal at the restaurant or pick some up, take them home and indulge at your leisure.
For available flavors and to place and order please visit:
The Connect Clothing Store
Want to get your hands on the latest athleisure trends? Or maybe you want to go back to the 90s and grab some vintage gear? Get some Supreme or Nike goodies? Whether its accessories, sneakers, new and vintage items, you'll shop to your heart's desire at The Connect Clothing Store located on 280 Newark Avenue, Jersey City.
Or stay in your pj's and shop online at https://theconnectclothingstores.com/
Welcome to the Neighborhood- Two Crepes!
The HDSID would like to welcome Two Crepes to the historic downtown corridor and family!
Check them out for delicious sweet and savory crepes, juices and coffee. This is their second location and first in Jersey City!
Stop by to say hello, welcome them to the neighborhood and get a yummy crepe!
276 First Street
Autism Acceptance Event
Come out and celebrate autism acceptance! The event is scheduled for September 17th on First Street! Please purchase your tickets via Eventbrite at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-acceptance-fundraiser-tickets-88859558331
Groove on Grove At Home!
On Wednesday, September 9th at 6:00 pm, enjoy another excellent edition of Groove on Grove: At Home!
The band/ musician and charity for the day will be announced in the next coming days- visit our Facebook page for any updates. Check out the performance live on Facebook via facebook.com/grooveongrove
While you’re grooving to the music, please consider donating to the following worthy charities that also deserve your help and attention:
🎶Even in quarantine, you can still get your groove on!
Reminder from the City:
Coming up in September!
HDSID Monthly Meeting
Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on September 15th in the HDSID Office at the Grove Pointe Rentals building at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!
Friendly Reminder- All About Downtown Street Fair/ Artist & Maker Market
Unfortunately, the Artist & Maker Market at the Grove PATH Plaza has been canceled for the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. We are deeply sorry to our vendors and customers for this news. We will be back better, with the best handmade and local goods in the State!
We would like to thank Debbie from the Artist & Maker Market for all of her hard work!
It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of the 2020 All About Downtown Street Fair. It was a difficult but necessary decision to make. The health of our employees, volunteers, vendors and attendees is of utmost importance. We will be back in 2021 with the best Street Fair on the East Coast!
Don’t forget to please fill out your 2020 Census questionnaire! For more information and to fill out your census document before the September 30th deadline check out: www.my2020census.gov
Everyone needs to be counted!