Friday, August 31, 2018

Your Guide to Labor Day Weekend - Who's Open, Who's Closed, & Events

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Happy Labor Day Weekend! It's the unofficial end of summer and if you're sticking around town, there's a lot of great ways to celebrate, but also some closures for the holiday weekend.

Read on to get the full guide to what's happening and where to go this Labor Day Weekend in Jersey City:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ruth's Chris Steak House Now Open At Newport

Popular steakhouse Ruth's Chris opened their newest location at Newport Centre on Monday, celebrating with their traditional steak-cutting ceremony and introducing attendees to their new, more modern look. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Community News: Lobster Bake, Full Moon Party at Luna, and more

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  • Liberty House is throwing their 2nd Annual Lobster Bake this Wednesday, 8/29. It begins at 7pm and is $65/person. Reservations are required. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: JC Pride, Thai Fusion Pop-Up at LITM, Shopping at Corgi & More

Happy Weekend Jersey City! We're starting to wind down the summer with the final few weeks of outdoor festivals and events, so make sure to take advantage of it while you can! Here's what's going on:

"Grillin & Chillin" BBQ at Zeppelin Hall
It's the last weekend for Zeppelin Hall's bbq-fest with two specialty grill menus, a Brazilian Rodizio themed-menu and a Smoke Haus BBQ menu representing different regions of the US. The Rodizio menu contains dishes like Picanha made with tri-tip, chimichurri, yucca fries and more while the Smoke Haus menu has entrees like Austin slow-cooked brisket and St. Louis-style pork ribs. Ideal for meat lovers, this will run Friday through Sunday only. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Honey Bakery Has Closed; Now Catering Only

Honey Bakery, the much-loved Russian/Uzbekistan/Korean bakery and cafe, has closed for retail business and will instead be focusing on catering for the time being.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Community News: Egg Curry Now Open, Rosé & Cheese Pairing Class, Talde's New Prix Fixe, & More

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  • New vegetarian Indo-Chinese restaurant Egg Curry opened up this weekend at 280 Central Ave in the Heights. They will be closed on Tuesdays, but otherwise open from noon-10pm during the week and noon-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: PRIDE Bar Crawl, Puerto Rican Heritage Festival, Marketplace JC and more

Happy Weekend Jersey City! This weekend has food festivals and cultural pride galore. Here's what's going on:

La Festa Italiana, 344 6th Street 
Having started on Wednesday, La Festa Italiana really kicks into high gear for the weekend,  beginning tonight from 5-11pm.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Community News: La Festa Italiana is Back, Wingin It and Crepe Guru Now Open, and more

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  • La Festa Italiana returns this week for its 115th year! Running from Wednesday 8/15-Sunday 8/19 from 5pm-11pm, the festival is one of the biggest events of the year and includes favorite traditions like the 50/50, live music, zeppoles, wine and peaches, and of course, the rice balls. 
  • Crepe Guru officially celebrated their soft opening last week at 110 Bright Street. They've had the kitchen open for a while for pick-up and delivery, but have now actually opened the storefront up to customers. Formerly located in Hoboken, Crepe Guru is known for their sweet and savory crepes. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: City Scavenger Hunt, PRIDE Block Party, Gelato Festival and More

Happy Weekend, Jersey City! Pride is officially here and it's a weekend full of fun events, city spirit, and lots of great food. Here's what's going on:


Scavenger Hunt, City-wide
Beginning at noon, you can join a city-wide small business scavenger hunt, hosted by JCEDC Small Business Services. You'll receive clues to figure out which local businesses are part of the hunt, visit them to either make a small purchase or complete a task, and whoever visits the most businesses wins. You are allowed to work in teams and you must visit at least one business in every ward to be eligible to win. The scavenger hunt will run all weekend and close with a special party and award ceremony with prizes like a night at Hyatt House, gift cards and more beginning at 2pm on Sunday.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Community News: Gelato Festival, La Cote starts Brunch, and more

Jersey City

  • Head to Liberty State Park on 8/11 and 8/12 to join in on Gelato Festival 2018, part of a world-wide, three year long competition leading up to the 2021 Grand Finals in Italy to win the title of Gelato Festival World Master.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Weekend Round-Up: JC Food Truck Fest, la côte debuts brunch, Annual Peach Pie Contest & More

Happy Weekend Jersey City! Here's what's happening around town this weekend:


Restaurant Week, throughout Hudson County
Tonight is the last night to enjoy Restaurant Week in Hudson County. Get more info on participating restaurants here, and enjoy something delicious like this double cut pork chop from The Barge Inn, part of their Restaurant Week menu.