SummerFest Concert Series (Sundays)


When: From now until August 18th 

Where: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to welcome back the SummerFest concert series.

SummerFest is a concert series that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Liberty State Park during the months of July and August. Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, Jazz, Blues, Vintage and Classic Rock, Country, Cuban Dance, Funk and R&B.

SummerFest 2019 (Sundays) Schedule:
Sunday, July 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – The Outcrops (Rock’n’Roll, Blues, Country)
Sunday, July 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Lil Maceo (Jazz, Funk, Pop)
Sunday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – HONK NYC presents Hungry March Band (Brass, Punk Rock, Traditional)
Sunday, July 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – 3D Rhythm Of Life (Latin, Tropical, Soul)
Sunday, August 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Spirit Of Life Ensemble (Jazz, Afro Cuban, Brazilian)
Sunday, August 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Demolition Brass Band (New Orleans Style)
Sunday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Winard Harper (Jazz)

Use the hashtags #SummerintheCity2019 and #SummerFestLSP, tag the Office of Cultural Affairs on Instagram (@jcartandculture) and show us how your enjoying your summer!


This event is FREE and open to the public. For weather updates and cancellations, be sure to follow along with us at, check the Office of Cultural Affairs Facebook page, or call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921.

Directions to the Concert:
Sunday concerts are located in the North Cove Field (FREE parking for concert attendees behind Ferry Lot on Audrey Zapp Drive; parking tickets from the ticket booths WILL be validated at the show)
– Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Drive)
– NJ Turnpike Exit 14B Jersey City. Follow the signs to the park.
– Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park Station
– Liberty Landing Ferry to Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty State Park


Summer Read-A-Palooza


When: Saturday July 20th from 11 AM – 4 PM 

Where: WORD Jersey City – 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza unites kids, parents, educators, public librarians, community partners, and booksellers in a nationwide movement to get books to kids in need during the summer, keeping every child reading. We are proud to be one of the participating bookstores in this nationwide push for literacy.

On July 20, 2019, we will be hosting a book drive kick-off to celebrate the month-long collection of books at WORD JC for local schools and educational programs. There will be face painting, jewelry making, Yoga in Spanish, a storytime, DIY Tie-Dye, and more fun activities throughout the day. Be sure to look out for our spread of upcoming Kids programming and make sure you sign up for our Kids Newsletter that will begin in the fall! For any questions about the schedule or the meet and greet, please email

Can’t make it to the store during the book drive?! We’ve curated a list of some of our favorite Scholastic titles. Purchase one or more of the titles below and we will add it to the donated books for Jersey City local schools.

2019 Statue of Liberty 5K


When: Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 5 AM – 10 AM

Where: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Before the BBQ’s, parades, fireworks… RUN with Lady Liberty.

Join the fun for the only official race around the Statue of Liberty. Registration is limited to 500 runners, so reserve your spot today.

Register now:
Course map:

5:00am – Check-In opens at Liberty State Park (Runners will receive event t-shirt and race bib)
6:00am – Ferry screening begins at Liberty State Park ferry terminal
6:45am – Ferry departs for Liberty Island (Please note: This is the ONLY boat taking runners over for the race!)
7:15am – 5K Begins
8:15am – Awards Ceremony on the Plaza
8:40am – Food court opens / 1st public ferry arrives at Liberty Island
9:20am – 1st ferry departs for Liberty State Park


Sizzling Summer Event at Henley on Hudson in Weehawken

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When: June 29th, 2019 12pm – 2pm

Where: Henley on Hudson – 150 Henley Place, Weehawken, NJ 07086

Join Henley on Hudson for a special summertime event this Saturday June 29th. The opportunity to tour this luxury community which features stunning views of NYC, top of the line appliances, and more is finally here.

Registered guests will also enjoy a free waffle and toppings from Waffles & Dinges. You can register by emailing

bwe kafe to Open Third Hudson County Coffee Shop in Neighboring Hoboken

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Photo Credit:  Hudson Projects

bwe kafe is prepping to open its third coffee shop in Hudson County.  The neighborhood café and gathering space, which has locations at 140 River Drive South in downtown Jersey City and 1002 Washington Street in Hoboken has signed a lease to occupy 1,904 square feet of street-level retail space at the six-story Edge Adams building located at 1405 Adams Street in Hoboken.

Named bwè Kafe North End, the new outpost will introduce new design elements and features not found at other locations to create a higher level of social engagement and provide expanded service.  The multi-level space will feature a central mezzanine to foster a communal vibe.  An extended bar with an open kitchen will allow for larger food service.  Portions of the interior space will have distinct and unique design motifs and merchandising to better promote neighborly interaction.

The new location within Bijou Properties’ 34-unit Edge Adams luxury rental building that is registered for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) marks the latest example of the proliferation of residential, retail, dining and entertainment options in uptown Hoboken which is creating a vibrant, urban neighborhood destination.

“There’s been a lot of exciting development happening in Hoboken’s north end,” commented bwé kafe owner Dale Mori-Ryan.  “We were fortunate enough to be a part of multiple pop-ups with Hudson Table and we became more aware of the growth and excitement in this area.  We wanted to participate in the growth with a more permanent location and Edge Adams was the ideal address.

“We love being surrounded by so many other spaces that are supporting the arts,” she continues.  “Hoboken’s only movie theater is directly across from us and the Mile Square Theater is steps away. We also love that the building is on pace to be LEED Certified.  We’re constantly trying to think of ways to become more sustainable as a coffee shop and as individuals. We offer compostable utensils, sell reusable straws, try to promote multi-use cups instead of single use ones and try to limit our waste. Being in a LEED Certified building is very special to us.”

It’s no coincidence that Bijou Properties also targeted bwé kafe for its thoughtfully-curated retail mix in the neighborhood as the two locally-based entities share a community-minded philosophy as part of their DNA.

“We’re a Hoboken company that is fully invested in the quality of life for its residents, now and in the future,” said Bijou Properties’ Managing Partner Larry Bijou.   “We continually strive to provide neighborhood amenities and services that complement our residential components and significantly contribute to the community-at-large.  We’re incredibly excited to be bringing bwè Kafe North End to Edge Adams and to deliver a new retail destination in this neighborhood.  It’s a perfect partnership between two like-minded businesses that share a vision for creating an eco-conscious living environment for all to enjoy.”

For over a decade, Bijou Properties has been introducing residential and commercial buildings in uptown Hoboken — all developed responsibly and with much-needed supportive retail and services. Its Park + Garden rental building located at 1450 Garden Street is home to the Elysian Charter School and the developer introduced Garden Street Mews, a cobblestone and tree-lined mews zoned for pedestrian use only where its sponsors the annual outdoor Garden Street Farmers Market.  Of recent note, Bijou Properties completed a 40,000 square-foot retail/recreation/office building located at 333 15th Street which includes tenants Orale, West Elm, SLT, and The Gravity Vault, Hudson County’s first rock climbing gym.

All of its properties have received or registered for LEED certification from USGBC, meaning they have been developed under strict guidelines to result in healthy, highly-efficient and cost-saving green buildings that dramatically reduce the impact on the surrounding neighborhood and environment.

Likewise, bwé kafe is driven by a mission of serving both its immediate and extended community.  Locally, its retail spaces host monthly open mic nights, collaborations with local vendors, showcases with local artists, open workshops and community events and fundraisers.

Globally, it partners with the non-profit ‘Love for Haiti,’ an organization which strives to improve life, opportunity, verse, and education in that nation.  Through this program, bwe kafe supports the art and music departments in two schools outside of Port au Prince via donations gathered in its coffee shops.  The monetary proceeds go to the tuitions of students for higher education.

“Our baristas and friends of the coffee shop visit the schools once or twice a year to deliver musical donations, laptops and art supplies, and meet with the students that are the beneficiaries of the scholarships,” Mrs. Mori-Ryan said.   “At home, we have great plans to expand our community collaborations in the new space.”

Edge Adams is the second boutique building in Bijou Properties’ Edge Lofts apartment portfolio, following Edge Clinton, a 35-unit rental at 1405 Clinton Street.

For additional information on Edge Adams, please visit

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken, N.J., Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise) and Vine, a 135-unit LEED certified rental building at 900 Monroe Street.  The developer has also introduced Candela Lofts, the first Passive House multi-family condominium building in New Jersey, and VIA Lofts, a collection of ten luxury condominiums at 1410 Grand Street, and is preparing for the debut of 700 Jackson, a 424-unit luxury rental building.  With the completion of 700 Jackson, Bijou will have delivered nearly 1,000 sustainable LEED-certified homes in its home city.



235 Grand Facade.jpgNew 46-Story Tower Features 549 Residences and Elevated Amenities

Ironstate Development Company and KRE Group have kicked off a preview leasing period for 235 Grand, a new 46-story rental building in Downtown Jersey City.  The Partnership launched the luxe building’s full website today at and revealed a collection of renderings that visually showcase its 549 thoughtfully-designed residences and elevated indoor and outdoor amenities.  Initial occupancy is scheduled for September.  The Marketing Directors has been tapped as the exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

Located just blocks from the Hudson River waterfront, 235 Grand seamlessly unites contemporary design with the neighborhood’s vibrant history while placing residents just steps from an array of restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, parks and public transportation.  The building offers proximity to NY Waterway and the Grove Street PATH Station with service to Lower and Midtown Manhattan, while the nearby Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza — Jersey City’s Restaurant Row – bustles with food, cocktails, rooftop bars and outdoor community events.

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Designed by HLW International, with interiors envisioned by Bentel & Bentel, 235 Grand soars 46 stories into the downtown Jersey City skyline, granting residents dramatic views of Manhattan, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

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A diverse offering of amenities includes a 24-hour attended lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center, barre/yoga studio, resident lounge and numerous co-working spaces. For outdoor socializing and relaxation, the building features a landscaped roof terrace with a swimming pool, movie screen, fire pit, BBQs, showers and Wi-Fi.  A playground will keep younger residents entertained, while a dog run creates a pet-friendly environment. The building also offers bicycle and private resident storage and an enclosed parking garage.

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The collection of residences includes spacious studio-to-two-bedroom floor plans with light-filled living spaces and upscale finishes.  Monthly net rents range from $2,060 for studios, from $2,540 for one-bedroom residences and from $3,680 for two-bedroom homes, with one month free on a 13-month lease.

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For more information on 235 Grand, call (201) 613-9235 or visit The Leasing Office is currently located at 225 Grand, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Jersey City Project Hosts Project: EATS


When: Sat, Jun 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jun 23, 2019, 7:00 PM

Where: City Hall Plaza – 280 Grove Street. Jersey City, NJ 07302

THE JERSEY CITY PROJECT + the City of Jersey City will celebrate warm days, cool drinks, and delicious eats with the annual PROJECT: EATS on June 22 + 23, 2019. With over 60 area vendors, plus music and fun activities, the food festival will run from 11AM to 7PM and will be located around City Hall in Historic Downtown Jersey City.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop Joins Developers to Grand Open The Enclave Luxury Rental Building

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Jersey City, NJ Mayor Steven Fulop joins developers in a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of The Enclave, a new 260-unit luxury rental building along the Hoboken border. From left: Rodd Werstil, Partner, McKinney Properties; Jonathan Schwartz, Partner, BNE Real Estate Group; Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop; David Pantirer, Partner, BNE Real Estate Group; Marc Pantirer, Partner, BNE Real Estate Group; George Vallone, Co-Founder and President, Hoboken Brownstone Company; and Daniel Ganz, Co-Founder and CEO, Hoboken Brownstone Company.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop recently joined officials from BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties to officially grand open The Enclave, a new collection of 260 luxury apartments and resort-style amenities in one of the city’s hottest new neighborhoods.

With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, Mayor Fulop, fellow municipal officials, local dignitaries and development principals celebrated the addition of The Enclave’s upscale residences and more than 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities to the burgeoning Jersey City neighborhood along the Hoboken border. Located at 675 Monmouth Street, the Minno & Wasko-designed building, with its modern interior aesthetic and endless social spaces that encourage resident interaction, complements the neighborhood’s existing mix of retail, dining and cultural attractions while offering a convenient launching point to Manhattan and all that downtown Jersey City and Hoboken have to offer.

“The opening of the Enclave is exciting for Jersey City as the new addition enhances the rapidly growing neighborhood where the City borders Hoboken,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “The transformation of this land, from part of the Van Leer Chocolate Factory to new modern apartments, is a testament of our commitment to enhancing quality of life in every corner of this great City. This project was not only a major overhaul of this site, but it also creates jobs and entices people to consider calling Jersey City home.”

The Grand Opening event, which took place on the six-story building’s magnificent rooftop amenities terrace with the New York City skyline serving as a dramatic backdrop, occurred one month after the developers launched leasing at The Enclave. Renters have responded enthusiastically to the new lifestyle offering, with a number of residents having already moved in. The Marketing Directors is the building’s marketing and exclusive leasing agent.

“This former industrial neighborhood has quickly transformed into Jersey City’s newest live/play environment,” said Jonathan Schwartz, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “The Enclave takes full advantage of its convenient location, which is enhanced by our complimentary shuttle service to the Hoboken PATH Station, yet offers residents a more private setting with welcomed outdoor open space. Inside, we’ve delivered stylish homes and a creative offering of amenities that focuses on fun.”

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Apartments at The Enclave range from studios to two-bedroom residences, with select homes offering private balconies. Design-driven living spaces include nine-foot ceiling heights, crisp, white quartz countertops, modern stainless-steel appliances, in-home washer/dryers, and custom modular closets. Monthly rents start from $2,300, with a limited-time offer of one month free on a 13-month lease. Immediate occupancy is available.

The Enclave residents enjoy a full suite of cutting-edge indoor and outdoor amenities that were curated to create an exceptional urban lifestyle experience. An abundance of outdoor space is highlighted by a resort-style rooftop terrace featuring a swimming pool, private BBQ areas, outdoor bar and a fire pit – all set against the dazzling Manhattan skyline backdrop. The pet-friendly building also features a dog run and spa, multiple entertainment lounges, an arcade/game room, co-working spaces and conference room, children’s imagination room with connected outdoor play area, and a Zen garden. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a state-of-the art fitness center with virtual fitness programs, spin room, indoor/outdoor yoga areas, private massage room and resident locker rooms. Covered parking, bike storage and resident storage are available on-site.

Residents also enjoy 24-hour concierge, Amazon package lockers, pet concierge services through Bark Building, a Lyft partnership and pick up location, and a Citi Bike hub. The building is surrounding by outdoor landscaped open space and pedestrian plazas, while two new public parks created by the development partners are nearing completion and will feature a children’s playground and dog run.

“Downtown Jersey City continues to attract residents from both sides of the Hudson River and beyond with its exceptional combination of commuter convenience, vibrant arts, culture, dining and nightlife attractions, and value when compared with offerings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors. “This neighborhood is continuing that trend, and The Enclave is quickly emerging as the area’s signature residential address.”

The Enclave’s proximity to the Hoboken PATH Station and Holland Tunnel makes for an easy commute to Manhattan, while direct access to a network of highways brings New Jersey destinations into play without having to navigate through crowded local streets.

For additional information and to schedule a private tour of The Enclave, please visit, or call 833-292-5351. The building’s leasing and model center is open daily and is located at 675 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310


Farmers Market at Lincoln Park


When: Every Sunday, Jun 16 – Jul 7

Where: Lincoln Park (Jersey City) – Jersey City, New Jersey 07304

Mark your calendars because the Farmers Market at Lincoln Park is back.

Pick up fresh produce and goods from local farms and vendors, take a free yoga class, enjoy community activities, and say hello to your neighbors.

Join us on Sundays, 10am–3pm starting June 16th. Market runs through the end of October.

Located near the fountain in West Side’s Lincoln Park in Jersey City, at the corner of West Side Ave and Belmont Ave.

On-street parking and parking lots are available.

FREE outdoor yoga is held at 10:30am and all are welcome. Class meets between the fountain and the church. Like/Follow Jessica Namit for details.


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With sales activity at 99 Hudson continuing at a robust pace and initial occupancy on schedule for late-2019, China Overseas America (COA) has enriched the luxury condominium building’s website with never-before-seen renderings and new information and features to provide a more comprehensive view of the incomparable lifestyle offering.

For prospective purchasers, who to date have hailed from local, regional, national and international origins, the new images vividly illustrate the contemporary living spaces designed for 99 Hudson’s exclusive collection of studio-to-penthouse residences.  Additional features and informative tools further demonstrate 99 Hudson’s 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, as well as its dynamic downtown Jersey City location with proximity to dining, nightlife, recreation, arts and culture and public transportation to Manhattan.

To browse, filter and download information about 99 Hudson, visit

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An Avant-Guard Design

Designed by Perkins Eastman, 99 Hudson features a distinctive limestone and glass exterior that embodies sophisticated residential architecture.  A collection of studio-to-penthouse residences, many with balconies and terraces, ranges up to 2,500 square feet of living space and is currently priced from $552,000 over $4,000,000.

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Sumptuous Residential Features

Homes feature dramatic open layouts with stunning floor-to-ceilings windows that bathe residences in natural light and frame dramatic vistas of the Manhattan skyline, World Trade Center, New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty. Stylish finishes include oak flooring, kitchens with quartz stone countertops, stainless steel sinks with Kohler fixtures and a premium suite of Bosch appliances; and spa-like master bathrooms with Italian porcelain baths.  All cabinetry throughout these elegant homes has been imported from Italy.  Each residence will also have Bosch washer and dryers.

Indulgent Amenities

Enhancing residents’ lives will be 65,000 square feet of world-class indoor and outdoor amenities which begin with a dramatic and welcoming double height lobby with Jura limestone, a grand chandelier, stunning onyx feature wall and private, off-street porte-cochere providing secure access by car or foot.

Inside, health and wellness will be fostered by a state-of-the-art 3,800 square-foot Fitness Center and dedicated yoga and Pilates studio.  Social interaction and a communal vibe will be created by a game room with card rooms and pool and foosball tables, golf simulator, screening room with bar, children’s playroom, demonstration kitchen, and work café. The 99 Hudson Club Room will feature a library, flat screen TV, and lounging, dining and entertaining spaces. There’s also a 24-hour concierge.

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Outside, a resort-style lifestyle awaits on the 8th floor amenity deck which will boast a 3,000 square-foot swimming pool, private cabanas, indoor and outdoor lounge and dining area with BBQ grills, playground, dog run and landscaped green lawn.  99 Hudson will also offer an exclusive, residents-only spa with hot tub, wet and dry lounges, steam room, dry sauna, showers, spa terrace and private massages.  An impressive 7,500 square feet has been dedicated to open space and pedestrian plazas.

“Soaring 900 feet into the Jersey City skyline, 99 Hudson has consistently appealed to a broad buyer spectrum, including savvy New York City buyers who have been crossing the Hudson River to take advantage of the building’s compelling value when compared with similar offerings in Manhattan, Long Island City, Queens, and Brooklyn,” said Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and sales agent. “China Overseas America is delivering an extraordinary property that will soon stand prominently among the region’s most iconic and prestigious residential addresses.”

Proximity to Transportation, Culture, Arts, Dining

Lying directly across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center, 99 Hudson boasts a prime location at the intersection of Hudson and Greene Streets, just steps from the Exchange Place PATH station which whisks commuters to business and entertainment centers in midtown Manhattan and New York’s Financial District.  NY Waterway ferries provide service to the 39th Street and Battery Park City terminals.  Also, right outside the front door is the Exchange Place Light Rail station which provides direct access to other “Gold Coast” locales.

Downtown Jersey City has fast made a name for itself in the New York Metropolitan social, arts and cultural scene and is bustling with shopping and entertainment venues. 99 Hudson lies a short walk from the pedestrian-friendly Newark Avenue — a hotbed of dining and nightlife.  Residents also have direct access to 1,500 acres of waterfront park and 19 miles of Hudson River biking and jogging pathways.


For more information on 99 Hudson, please visit or call

(201) 371-7782.  The building’s state-of-the-art sales gallery is located at 101 Hudson Street, Suite #3602, Jersey City, NJ 07302.