Don’t have any plans this weekend, but don’t want to spend all that time inside? Find something entertaining to do in the area this weekend!
Poetry in the Park
July 15 @ 12PM – 1PM
Van Vorst Park, Jersey City
Join the Jersey City Free Public Library and RescuePoetix for a free lunch poetry session at Van Vorst Park. There’ll be two featured literary artists and an open mic (3-5 minutes per performer) for anyone interested in sharing their poetry.
The Brooklyn Pancakes & Booze Art Show
July 15 @ 7PM
Mika, 25 Thames St, Brooklyn
Enjoy a pop-up art movement with free pancakes and introduction to emerging artists of the area. Guests can expect over 100 local artists exhibiting their work, free all-you-can-eat pancakes, music from local DJs and producers, and live body painting and art.
Thursday Night Open Mic
July 15 @ 9PM – 11PM
Join fellow artists of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and host Caridad de la Luz for an online open mic. Performers can sign up for five-minute slots – there’s no cover charge, and no need to RSVP for audience members.
July 16 @ 5PM – 7PM
Hamilton Park, Jersey City
Join JC Families for their free Bubble Fest family event in Hamilton Park. Enjoy music, food by Mr. Softee and Jerkin Chicken, arts and crafts with Luna de Papel and Tiny Artisan, activities with My Gym, and other family-friendly activities!
Jersey City Summer Beer Wine & Spirits Fest
July 16 @ 6:30PM – 10PM
URBY (parking lot), 200 Greene St, Jersey City
Sample over 100 types of beers, wines, and spirits when you stop by the Jersey City Summer Fest. There will also be food available for purchase from local vendors including Chavas Empanadas, Mozzarepas, Twelve Food Truck, and Angry Archies. You can use code LYNNHAZAN for $20 off your admission ticket.
Decepticomics Comedy Show
July 16 @ 7PM – 10PM
Corgi Spirits, 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City
Enjoy a comedy show with The Decepticomics at Corgi Spirits! Gordon Baker-Bone, Mike Brown, John Minus, Cerrome Russell, and Dillon Stevenson will be performing as The Decepticomics. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.
“We’re All Immigrants” Performance
July 16 @ 7:30PM – 9:30PM
SMUSH Gallery, 340 Summit Ave, Jersey City
Support SMUSH Gallery’s summer residency series when you stop by for Reaction Dance Company’s We’re All Immigrants live performances. We’re All Immigrants is a narrative piece highlighting the struggles of current immigration law through the story of two Latinx immigrants. Tickets are $20 per person.
Record Store Day
July 17 @ 12PM – 7PM
Iris Records, 109 Brunswick St, Jersey City
Celebrate Record Store Day with a trip to Iris Records this weekend! There’ll be fresh dollar records and new releases available all day long, including Pearl Jam, Donna Summer, TATU, Amy Winehouse, Miles Davis, Cat Stevens, and plenty more.
Pushing Up the Daisies II
July 27 @ 1:30PM
Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave, Jersey City
Join Dancing Tony, Cocoon Recording Studio, and JC Music Scene for the Pushing Up the Daisies II festival. This is a fundraiser for and at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery with live performances from a great lineup of bands! Tickets are availably for the day session, night session, or the full day.
“They Don’t Know Who We Be” Reception
July 18 @ 1PM – 5PM
Art 150, 150 Bay St, Jersey City
Join Danielle Scott for a reception and celebration of her work done during her six-month residency at Art Fair 14C. These works, and works by current resident artist Jonte Drew, can be viewed at Studio 251 at Art 150.
Main Street Pops Artisan Market
July 18 @ 11AM – 4PM
14th Street Viaduct, Hoboken
Stop by the Main Street Pops Artisan Market on the third Sunday of ever month to shop from dozens of local vendors. Market vendors include Uncorked Candle, Hoboken Jengo, Hudson Houndstooth, Dillon Dunning Art, and many others.