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Events Happening This Weekend In Jersey City

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Events Happening This Weekend In Jersey City

No plans this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Below is a list of local events happening in Jersey City this weekend. As the weather gets warmer make sure to enjoy the local parks in Jersey City, maybe even go for a picnic or enjoy one of the outdoor dining options in the area as well!

LSC After Dark: Pajama Party

Thursday, February 20th from 6p-10p

Location: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

You’re invited to the ultimate, adults-only slumber party adventure at the Liberty Science Center. Go dressed in your regular clothes, or show up dressed in your favorite PJ’s (the best outfits will win a prize!). Challenge your friends in an epic pillow fight. Make your own blanket fort, dreamcatcher, face mask, and essential oils. Perform a karaoke number on the massive theater stage. Cozy up to a new show in the planetarium! Be sure to enjoy delicious tastings and cocktails courtesy of Ketel One Botanicals (featuring a specialty garnish station to customize your drink). Then grab a bedtime snack from local food vendors via Midnight Market.

Tickets are discounted online at $20. This event is for those ages 21 and over only.

King of Hearts: Soul Music & Open Mic

Friday, February 21th from 6:30p-10:30pm

Location: Plant Base, 370 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Join this event to help grow the community. First, there will be two sets of RnB & Soul music from Junestar Mr. Blackman & Jordan Liketheriver with a soul-jazz interlude with Ariel Guidry – Musician & Model. From 9-10:30 pm an Open Mic will be hosted by comedienne extraordinaire Kayt Hester with live drums and bass from Alex Heitzenrater and Jordan. All forms of performance welcome (vocal, instrumental, poetry, comedy, etc). Must bring your own instrument, but there will be an electric keyboard available. Sign up is 1st come, 1st serve. The Plant Base kitchen will be open and serving up 100% vegan goodness until 10 pm

No cover, but suggested donation goes to covering artist travel expenses, with all proceeds benefiting our amazing friends at Global Coalition, who are working on a project in the Dominican Republic currently.

Art Fair 14C

Friday, February 21st at 5p till Sunday, February 23rd

Location: Hyatt Regency, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Art Fair 14C is an international art fair on the Jersey City waterfront with a mission to strengthen galleries and support artists. Art Fair 14C – the name is a wink to the old Jersey joke, ‘what exit?’ – is a non-profit, mission-driven, international art fair — with a New Jersey soul. View and

buy art from hundreds of artists – regional, national and international – in a stunning setting on the Hudson River. For more information and a list of exhibitors, please visit www.artfair14c.com

Tickets start at $20.

STEMAdventures

Saturday, February 22nd from 10a-12pm

Location: Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, 255 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Watch science, technology, engineering, and math come to life at this free family event. You and your kids will participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations that inspire them to flex their (and your) imaginations. Get ready to learn a lot – and have fun doing it!

This event is FREE and open to everyone, so bring a friend or two and explore the world of STEM with us! All learning styles welcome.

How to Embrace Your Mom Bod and Raise Body-Confident Boys and Girls

Saturday, February 22nd from 10a-12:30pm

Location: The Lively, 321 Warren Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

-Do you struggle with accepting your own body and want to learn how to embrace the shape you’re in?

-Do you compare yourself to seemingly ‘perfect’ moms on social media and put yourself down for not having it all together.

-Are you experiencing a fashion crisis and feeling overwhelmed by not knowing what to wear or how to style your mom bod?

-Do you worry about your children’s body insecurities, hear them using body-shaming language and don’t know how to talk to them about it?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, this workshop is for you!

Join us for an enlightening morning with breakfast and bellinis. Mingle with our awesome mom tribe and leave feeling empowered with tools that will change your life. Tickets are $25.

Nature Walk to Caven Point

Sunday, February 23rd from 12p-2p.

Location: 300 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Join a guided nature walk at Liberty State Park’s Caven Point. All ages are welcome to this leisurely hike! They’ll have a scavenger hunt hand-out for children to explore the long natural beach.

Caven Point is a free and public natural treasure located on the banks of the New York Bay in Jersey City. This natural area closes from March 1st – September 30th to provide undisturbed habitat for nesting and migratory birds, so come out and explore this urban natural sanctuary before it closes until the fall. The nature walk will be guided by naturalist and historian Mandy Edgecombe, and there will be a scavenger hunt for kids!

They will be meeting in the public boat launch lot, but use the free parking lot across the street at the GPS address below

Jersey City Dads Group meeting

Sunday, February 23rd from 4p-6p

Location: Zeppelin Hall, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Here is a special group just for the dads in town. Bring the kids, and hang with other dads. Have a few beers and laughs!

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