The 6th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Concert

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The 6th annual Mayor’s Holiday Concert goes down on December 22nd at Loew’s Theater. Admission is free however children’s gift donations are welcomed and of course appreciated.

Doors open at 7:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:15pm. Jersey City’s iconic Loew’s Theatre is located at 54 Journal Square Plaza. 

How to Support Homeless Organizations in Jersey City This Holiday Season

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The holidays can be the most painful time of year for those who are less fortunate. The good news is that we can help people in our communities even in the smallest of ways.

JerseyDigs.com compiled a list of organizations in Jersey City that are collecting food, clothes, coats, toys, soaps, feminine products and more for the homeless this holiday season. To find out how you can spread some joy for someone in need, read the full list here. 

NimbusPRESENTS “Jersey City Nutcracker”

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When: From now until Dec. 22nd.

Where: Nimbus Theater is located at 165 Newark Ave., Jersey City (Enter on Barrow St.).

It’s Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” with a twist again this year in Jersey City for the ninth year of NimbusPRESENTS “Jersey City Nutcracker.”

“Jersey City Nutcracker” tells the story of two children as they embark on a city adventure through fantasy, adversity, and celebration. Life lessons are learned along the way in regards to friendship and community.

Tickets are $20 to $35 and are available at jcnutcracker.brownpapertickets.com.

For additional dates click here. 

Growing In Jersey City‎ & Crystal Letters Present: Open Mic Night

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When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: NonLinear Knitting Studio – 195 New York Ave Unit 3E, Jersey City, New Jersey 07307

Join Growing in Jersey City and Crystal Letters for a coffeehouse open mic night surrounded by an amazing community of artists, poets, writers, singers, musicians, and more.

There will be a collection of donations for the Hoboken Shelter. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

First Come, First to perform (or whatever time you want)
5 minutes each
Sign-Up: 7pm/ Open Mic performances: 7:30pm.

 

FreeWalkers Is Hosting A Winter Hudson Loop

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When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Where: Exchange Place – 15 Exchange Place Jersey City, NJ 07302

Walk 10 to 30 miles of Hudson River vistas in this FREE walking event!

For the first time, FreeWalkers is hosting a Winter Hudson Loop. The same walk you enjoyed in June now in December. The winter walk is part of the Kennedy 50 Training Program. However, all walkers are welcome. This walk will be at a slighly faster pace than the June walk.

Get moving, enjoy panoramic scenery along the Hudson River. Cross the grand George Washington Bridge on foot. Enjoy a day of sweeping vistas along the river on a pedestrian-friendly route.

Our First Winter Hudson River Loop Walk is a one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ. We start at the PATH station at Exchange Place in Jersey City and continue north along a nearly continuous Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the Jersey side to the George Washington Bridge. After the spectacular trip across the bridge, we connect to the Hudson River Greenway trail, head south and end at the World Trade Center. The PATH train returns you to Exchange Place.

In the event you are unable to finish, you will find the MTA Broadway-Seventh Avenue local, the 1 train, always nearby during the second half of the walk.

Click here for more Details. 

Back by popular demand, “A Tuna Christmas” Comes to The Barrow Mansion

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When: Friday, December 7, 2018  – 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Where: The Barrow Mansion at 83 Wayne Street Jersey City, NJ 07302

Back by popular demand, “A TUNA CHRISTMAS” is a marathon Christmas comedy of southern madness. The Christmas yard display contest is heating up in the small town of Tuna, Texas as neighbor fights neighbor for the most outrageous display of lights, Santas, Baby Jesus’ and Rudolphs. This year however, there is a Christmas Phantom on the loose, spreading vandalism and havoc. With quick-change zaniness and quicksilver one-liners, two incredibly talented actors introduce us to 22 of the wildest citizens in Tuna, Texas.

J CITY Theater has produced A TUNA CHRISTMAS on and off for the past 14 years and it has become a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition. Having grown each year, it has now reached the level of outrageous spectacle. “This show is really our gift back to Jersey City”, says Executive Producer Clay Cockrell. “We have a great time doing it and our audiences love coming each year. They’ve become so familiar with these wild characters that they are sometimes saying the lines before we do. All year long people ask us: ‘ Is Tuna coming back this Christmas?’ People are planning their holiday travel around the performances! Maybe we should say it is a holiday addiction.”

Buy your tickets HERE.

Attend Jersey City’s Holiday Marketplace at HCCC

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When: Sun, December 9, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: HCCC Culinary Conference Center – 161 Newkirk Street, 1st Floor – Jersey City, NJ 07306

Stop by for great gift buys and family fun, including a magician, face painting, balloon animals, kids’ crafts, Selfies with Santa and more!

Parents can shop while kids enjoy the festivities! See a list of the full agenda below

1 PM – 4 PM Shop Local Small Businesses + Selfies with Santa

1 PM – 2 PM Family Ornament Making Workshop

2 PM – 3 PM Holiday Magic Show + Balloon Animals

3 PM – 4 PM Face Painting for Kids

This event is free for Attendees and $65 for Vendors. See more details HERE. 

The Jersey City Project Will Host Its Sixth Project: MARKET This Weekend

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When and where: December 1st and 2nd, 2018 at the City Hall Plaza, in historic downtown Jersey City.

Celebrate the sixth annual Project: MARKET hosted by The Jersey City Project and the City of Jersey City this weekend from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

It features a lineup of 60+ local merchants offering food, home goods, arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry, and more. Food trucks will be on site, as well as an outdoor bar with heated seating areas. Bring a gift for the toy drive, partake in some specialty cocktails, and kick off the holiday shopping season with the Jersey City community.

NYC’s Melt Shop Coming to Downtown Jersey City

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Jersey City Melt Shop is expected to open by December 31, 2018.

Melt Shop fans, what if we told you that you won’t have to travel across the Hudson anymore to visit your favorite restaurant? Yep that’s right, the business specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches is moving forward with plans to open a location in Jersey City.

According to the company’s website, an outpost is coming to the food court of the Newport Centre Mall. We’re told signs advertising the new location have already been posted inside the mall. Newport Centre’s website states that the Jersey City Melt Shop is expected to open to customers by December 31st of this year.

For more details click here.

Jersey City’s 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Community Feed

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November 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

In it’s 22nd year, Monique’s Techniques and the Mo’Hair Foundation are excited to hold their Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

If you’re interested in being served, please join on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) at 124 Storms Avenue from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Monique’s Techniques at (201) 433-0477.