Fall Planting @mdday #PershingField

make-a-difference-day-2016-group-volunteers2Pershing Field Garden Friends Fall Planting

National Make a Difference Day – Saturday, October 22, 2016 9am – 2pm

Join with community volunteers and local students as we participate in the national day of giving.

Spend an hour or two or the entire day. Lunch will be served. Community service credits available.

Meet at the Arch on Summit Ave – Registration and light breakfast begins at 8:30

About Make A Difference Day

On October 22nd, volunteers from across the country will unite for Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Since 1992, volunteers and communities have come together on Make A Difference Day with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others. Make A Difference Day is made possible by you and the people of TEGNA with support from Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light.

@ZARA Opens in Newport Centre

zara-1476118664-8113via nj.com –  Zara, a popular fashion and accessories brand, has opened a 20,000-square-foot store in Newport Centre mall in Downtown Jersey City.

The store features “fashion-forward” merchandise for men, women and children and is known for its innovative and creative styles. The company currently has more than 250 locations globally, with more than 60 in the U.S., including Willowbrook Mall in Wayne and Menlo Park Mall in Edison.

“We are thrilled to introduce our shoppers to the brand new Zara as part of our ongoing commitment to bring exciting market exclusive retail and dining concepts to Newport Centre,” Jill Daniel, director of marketing and business development for the mall, said in a statement. “Zara’s arrival will enhance Newport Centre’s position as a premier shopping destination in New Jersey.”



@jerseycityg HOSTS 3rd SHEPARTY EVENT


An afternoon of indulgence, empowerment and networking for professional women on November 5, 2016

Digital non-profit Jersey City Girl will present its 3rd SheParty event on November 5, 2016. A chic afternoon to indulge, empower and network for the modern woman, this seasonal event will take place at a private lounge in downtown Jersey City.

Designed by women for women, SheParty provides a unique experience for savvy, ambitious women to network, mingle and unwind, while nurturing and empowering themselves inside and out. Each SheParty event features a unique seasonal theme and educational presentations by local women entrepreneurs catering to women, giving attendees a unique opportunity to experience in-person a variety of services and resources for personal and professional success under one roof.

Organizers of this event are Nadia Kanwal, Founder of Jersey City Girl and Etailer of handcrafted jewelry (naadz.com), and Vicki Aubin, Career Reinvention Consultant (therockincareercoach.com). Friends for several years and fellow small business owners, Kanwal and Aubin recognized an opportunity in their surrounding community to bring women together to inspire and empower their success in all areas of their lives. Thus SheParty was born.

The November 5th event will feature presentations and one-on-one consultations with local personal finance, holistic nutrition and career development specialists, including Papillon Financial (papillonfinancial.com) and Celebritay (celebritay.com), as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The event will also feature an exclusive NAADZ trunk show, plus a winter clothing drive to benefit Hope House, a Jersey City women and children’s shelter. Continue reading

Did you say @JCBrewFest?



Harborside’s Waterfront Property will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

List of Beers and more info

You’re Invited …

…. to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Modern Sage on Saturday, October 22nd.


Per owner Leah Guy, the day will offer henna, chocolate, hugs, and plenty of free samples.

Modern Sage is located at 351 Second Street in downtown Jersey City.

About Modern Sage (from their website)

Modern Sage is a healing center and retail boutique located in downtown Jersey City, NJ. We offer high quality goods and services for the mind, body and spirit. If local, stop by for weekly classes, workshops or therapeutic healing services. Or, shop our store online for exclusive products including aura sprays, 100% natural candles, chakra balancing oils and much more. We can’t wait until every household lives the Modern Sage lifestyle. And at the prices we offer, that day is going to be here faster than ever.

Owner, Leah Guy is a down-to-earth health educator with an extensive background in holistic living. An artist, inspirational speaker, yogi and on-camera TV personality, she folds in 20-plus years of energy healing and nutritional studies alongside an intuitive approach to wellness that creates a healing space that is unique and transformative. Leah teaches workshops around the country on topics such as holistic integration, meditation, addiction, spiritual healing, natural skincare and chakra/energy medicine.

FREE Trees @jcparksco @CSX @arborday


The Jersey City Parks Coalition (JCPC) has been chosen to receive a 2016 Tree Giveaway Award to distribute 150 FREE trees to the residents of Jersey City. This award is made possible through a partnership with CSX Transportation and the Arbor Day Foundation through its Alliance for Community Trees program. With 35 applications received, Jersey City Parks Coalition has been chosen as one of 12 organizations to enhance our community through the power of trees.


In partnership with the City of Jersey City, New Jersey City University, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Tree Foundation and the most essential component; an army of passionate and trained residents called the Jersey City Tree Lovers Crew (JCTLC); the Jersey City Parks Coalition plans to plant 5,000 trees over the next five years leading up to the year 2020 as part of their City of Trees Program.  Continue reading

One Cup at a Time

2016-10-06_12-58-27Thursday, October 13th from 7pm – 9 pm

#JerseyCity is Building Relationships, One Cup at a Time. The Police Department invites you to join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on Thursday, October 13th at Wonder Bagels (321 #CentralAve) between 7pm and 9pm. The mission of #CoffeeWithACop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

#FallFun & #Hayrides


via 201 – The harvest season is the perfect time to pick your own perfect pumpkin and take in the view from an old-fashioned perch: sitting on a bale of hay in a wagon.

Fortunately, that form of transportation is still available at several Bergen County farms every October.

Some farms also have corn mazes (day and night!), freshly made doughnuts, and apple cider – both hot and cold.

Contact the farms directly for hours and pricing.

In Bergen County:

Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff. Saturday hayrides as well as group hayrides by appointment. (Closed Sundays.)

Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale. A pumpkin-picking hayride – and be sure to enjoy a freshly made doughnut after the trip!

Depiero’s Farm, 300 W. Grand Ave., Montvale. Hail a hayride out to the pumpkin patch.

Secor Farms, 168 Airmont Ave., Mahwah. Hitch a hayride to the pumpkin patch and corn maze.