Friday, May 4, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby, The Return of Riverview Market & More

This weekend is packed with special events, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Kentucky Derby parties and more

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Fest, 200 Greene Street, 12-6pm
Head to Urby to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special food truck festival featuring 20+ food trucks, activities for kids, drink specials, and live mariachi music. Admission is $5 and free for kids under 12

Hard Grove, 284 1st Street, 7pm
Head over to Hard Grove for a full night of specials and live music to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Beginning at 7pm, they'll have $5 margaritas, $3 beers, and a variety of tacos to enjoy as you listen to a live mariachi band.

LITM, 140 Newark Ave, 5pm 
LITM is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a full menu of Mexican comfort food favorites like roasted pulled lamb tacos, chicken mole poblano and Papas con Chorizo. They'll also have a list of drink specials including margaritas, Tecate, spicy cocktails, and more. The festivities begin at 5pm and a DJ will start spinning at 9pm.

Piggyback Bar, 200 Hudson St. 
Piggyback will be offering a selection of Filipino-inspired tacos including adobo pork, crispy fish, and more on fresh handmade corn tortillas along with a number of drink specials.

Bobby Dee's, 49 Beacon St, 8pm
Join Bobby Dee's for their Cinco de Mayo party where they will have three different entertainment acts, free peanuts, and drink specials.

Orale, 341 Grove Street, 5/5 and 5/6
Orale is celebrating with a two day event! On Saturday, join them beginning at noon for live mariachi music and a DJ beginning at 6pm along with their full menu and lots of tequila. They'll also have a special brunch on Sunday to help recover from the day before.

Zeppelin Hall, 88 Liberty View Drive
Zeppelin Hall will be serving a special Mexican food menu all day along with late-night drink specials like $5 Coronas and margaritas from 10pm - closing. To keep the party going, they'll have a DJ beginning at 9:30pm and they'll have their Garden Bar open so you can enjoy the warm weather all night long.

The Kentucky Derby
The Archer, 176 Newark Ave, Saturday 4pm
The Archer will be hosting a Kentucky Derby party, complete with mint juleps from 4-7pm.

White Star Bar, both locations, Saturday 4pm
White Star will be hosting a hybrid Cinco de Mayo and Kentuck Derby party called Cinco De Derby with drink specials beginning at 4pm. They'll have other specials available along with their regular menus.

Other Events
PJ Ryan's Squared, 4 Path Plaza, Saturday 6pm
PJ Ryan's Squared is celebrating their two year anniversary by hosting a variety of live music including a mariachi band, offering a screening of the Kentucky Derby, and with drink specials all day and night.

Marketplace JC, 136 Magnolia Ave, Saturday 12pm
Marketplace JC returns this Saturday from 12-6pm with a special Vintage Bazaar along with live jazz in partnership with Riverview Jazz. There will be food trucks, stalls selling hand-crafted and vintage goods, and other vendors.

Riverview Farmers Market Opening Day, Riverview Park,  Sunday 10 am
The Riverview Farmers Market comes back for their 8th season, running every Sunday from 10am-3pm. They'll be kicking off Opening Day with yoga in the park, kids' activities, live music, a wide selection of vendors, and much more. Look for local food trucks and catering including a sneak peek at new Heights restaurant Casa Cubana, Bang Cookies, and five different farm stalls.

Holy Hai Festival, Exchange Place, Saturday 12pm
This Saturday marks the Holy Hai Festival at Exchange Place to mark the arrival of spring. The festival is a full day of partying from 12-8pm, complete with throwing bright colors, live music throughout the day, drinks, food, other performances, and more.

More Than Pink After-Party, Newport Centre, Sunday 12pm
The 2018 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure will be held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday and to help celebrate and honor the participants, there will be an after-party at Newport Centre in the center court from 12pm-2pm. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, complimentary massages, beauty consultations and health screenings provided by CarePoint Health. Key retailers including Coach, Express and G by Guess, who will showcase their spring lines at the party and offer special discounts.  Exclusive offers include 30% off at Coach (some exclusions may apply) and 20% off your entire order from Johnny Rockets.

Have a great weekend Jersey City!

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