Events for Families in Jersey City this Weekend

Events for Families in Jersey City this Weekend

Jersey City has so much to offer all the time, however, there are some special events to take note of when planning your weekend with the family! Read on to find out what’s happening in Jersey City Heights, Union City, Bayonne, Greenville and everywhere in our list of  Events for Families in Jersey City this Weekend.

VVPA Summer Sendoff Celebration – A Dinner in White

by Van Vorst Park Association
Friday August 24th @ 7pm at Van Vorst Park Gazebo

Parting is such sweet sorrow – well not when you celebrate it with the Van Vorst Park Association & The Friends of Van Vorst Park.

Picture dinner tables & decorations in all white–sweet music filing the air–lemonade and laughter flowing—

All you have to do is bring your dinner & drinks and wear all white…we’ve got the rest covered.

A night to remember-sweet & simple
What to wear: ALL WHITE
What to bring: Dinner and Drinks
What we provide: Live Music, chairs & tables, all utensils, lemonade & dessert
Cost: $25/person

Shut Up & Listen Headphone Party

Friday, August 24 @ 10:30 PM – 2:30 AM  at Taphaus on 2 2nd Street

We are back! Join us for a fun night at Taphaus on the Waterfront! Party the night away with your besties overlooking the NYC Skyline! 3 DJ’s will be spinning 3 different genres, you can change your channel on your headphones and the venue is completely silent! It’s so much fun!

End of Summer Book and Art Fair in Jersey City

Please join Hudson County Community College’s Continuing Education Department, Student Affairs and JCFamilies.com on Saturday, August 25th for an End of Summer Book & Art Fair at Culinary Plaza Park in Journal Square. The fair will run from 12pm – 4pm and is open to the community for FREE! Registration IS required!

Freebies include: Book Readings, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Entertainment, & Giveaways!

Joys in Teaching, LLC will be running a handsewen felt animal workshop for parents and kids at a small fee to cover materials. (See details in ticket section)

Check out the Jersey Journal’s coverage of our Summer Book Fair last year!

https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/07/hc_community_book_fair_a_fun_treat_for_mind_and_pa.html

FREE! Registration IS required! www.tinyurl.com/hcccfair201

Sunset Bike Tour

Join us for a fun and relaxing bike ride as we tour Liberty State Park.

Sat, August 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Overlook Park, 4 Beacon Way, Jersey City, NJ 07304

We’ll meet up at Overlook Park. All experience levels welcome. Pre-registration required: https://sunsetbiketour.eventbrite.com

Important Information:
· Helmet required
· Pack water to keep hydrated
· Portion of route requires riding in Jersey City Streets

Biking is one of the healthiest, greenest, and best ways to travel!!

2018 Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival

Saturday, August 25 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Free

Gayborhood Jersey City and the Hudson Pride Center, will be co-hosting the 18th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival, set to feature live music, vendors and exciting performances! Festivities will take place on the Newark Ave. pedestrian plaza, spanning from Grove St. to Jersey Ave. For additional information about the festival, visit JerseyCityPride.com.

This event is free and open to the public! Event contact: Hudson Pride Center (917) 647-5093

The Vault Allure: An Experience Festival – Part 2

The Vault Allure – Presented by the Statuary, Nokia Bell Labs and Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA) Historic Holland Street

Saturday, August 25, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Entrance at Palisade Avenue at Bowers Street, Jersey City Heights
Rain or Shine!

Details: food and drink available for purchase

Sunset Bike Tour

Join us for a fun and relaxing bike ride as we tour Liberty State Park.

We’ll meet up at Overlook Park.

All experience levels welcome.

Pre-registration required:

https://sunsetbiketour.eventbrite.com

Important Information:

· Helmet required

· Pack water to keep hydrated

· Portion of route requires riding in Jersey City Streets

Biking is one of the healthiest, greenest, and best ways to travel!!

Summer Fest 2018 – Music in the park

This event is still in our list of events for Families in Jersey City this weekend because it will happening until September.  The fun from Tuesday night continues this Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm at North Cove Field (Audrey Zapp Drive)

The Summer Concert Series runs every Tuesday and Sunday through September 4th! Check the following link for the schedule as well as specific event details: http://www.folsp.org/Summerfest%202018.pdf 

Liberty State Park is hopping with live music every Sunday and Tuesday through July and August!

(UnBrothers @4:00 pm / MIGHTY Spectrum Band @ 6:00 pm)

THE MIGHTY SPECTRUM BAND
UNBROTHERS

About the bands:

The MIGHTY Spectrum Band has a long standing reputation as the most dynamic band in the NY/NJ area. As one of the premier acts from the shores of NJ to the beaches of the Hamptons, the band has built a strong base of loyal fans and friends over the years. A driving Rock’n Roll band coupled with an unmatched horn section has allowed the band to create a repertoire of hundreds of songs.
The Band: Tom Hammer, Rob Fox, Frankie Schultz, Mike Fox, Ed Courtney, Bart Crum, Steve Pavia, Chris Longo, Sean McHugh, Vinny Luongo. unBrothers play the best of Vintage Rock/R&B. As accomplished performers, recording artists & songwriters, they put their unique spin on Vinyl-era classics, B-sides and mash it up with the odd current hit & original songs.

unbrothers is not your ordinary cover band. While it’s accurate that all of our material was written and performed by some the most famous rock acts in history, we have managed to put our own spin on this material by cleverly assembling and weaving songs in big production mash-ups. Finding songs that do not, should not go together, unBrothers invokes alchemy to create something new, something synthetic. This synthesis yields something different and original, bigger that the sum of its parts to the delight of audiences.

This FREE performance is in conjunction with the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, and is part of the ongoing SummerFest 2018 series in Liberty State Park at North Cove Field in the northeast corner of the park.

Table Tennis Open Play

Head to 95 Broadway St. for Table Tennis Open Play hosted by Hot Shot Table Tennis this Saturday at 9 pm! A monthly membership is available for $25 and a $10 fee is charged for on time play! Click the following link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/672314719770557/

Events for Families in Jersey City this Weekend

Its the weekend so you know what that means! The Famous Food Market will be taking place at Harborside from 2 pm until 7 pm on both Saturday and Sunday! Head over to the parking lot of Lutze Biergaten to Taste the World! The event is free unless you would like to purchase VIP tickets which come with 3 tokens, parking, 21+ private bar access and more! Click the following link for tickets and to learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/famous-food-market-jersey-city-nj-free-tickets-46668025320

There are a lot of options to do with families in and around Jersey City! Blueberry picking can be a fun family event that kids and adults both can enjoy. Peach picking will start soon so keep that on your list too.

If you want to walk on over to Hoboken, there are a few events happening there too which you can attend with your family – head to www.hobokenfamilies.org for more on that!