July 4th Fire Show



Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces SNOOP DOGG as the headlining performer for the Fifth Annual Jersey City 4th of July Experience, as the City continues to expand on the day-long, outdoor celebration on the Hudson River waterfront. The festivity will begin at noon with a full-scale carnival, continuous entertainment, several beer gardens, and an elite conglomerate of food trucks. The show will culminate with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci lighting up the skyline from multiple barges on the Hudson River.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018  |  12-10 PM  |  Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ

Everything you need to know to have a great time!




Vantage in downtown Jersey City will officially usher in Summer when the 45-story upscale rental building hosts a community “Block Fest” on Sunday, July 8th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

All members of the public are invited to the event which will take place at the corner of Marin Boulevard and Park View Avenue in the Liberty Harbor North neighborhood.  The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Harbor Marina will serve as the perfect backdrop for the fun-filled afternoon where guests will enjoy live music, family-friendly events and children’s activities with cotton candy, face painting and balloon twisting.  Those in attendance will also be given the opportunity to win free raffle prizes, including cleaning services from Maid in JC, a “day getaway” courtesy of om.life and two tickets to a New York Yankees game.

Popular local food trucks Angry Archie’s, Cubano Express and Glazed & Confused will offer a variety of tasty treats to purchase and neighboring Jersey City shops, such as Little Batch Candle Co., Taproot Organics and om.life, will be on hand to display and sell products and services.

The “Block Fest” will be hosted by Fisher Development Associates, developer of the 448-home Vantage building, and Bozzuto, its management firm.  The Vantage leasing office will be open throughout the afternoon to provide interested guests tours of its model homes and world class amenities, including the 45-story Vantage Point Sky Lounge which boasts incredible New York City views, and an expansive sixth-floor outdoor amenity deck with zero entry swimming pool, lounge, landscaped area and full-court basketball court.

The glass curtain wall Vantage was designed by S9 Architecture and features studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.  The high-rise building will be home to Park View Academy, an innovative daycare center, which will open its first location in the ground floor retail space in early 2019.

Located at 33 Park View Avenue, Vantage is conveniently located steps from New York Waterway’s Liberty Harbor Terminal, A Citi Bike Station and the Marin Boulevard Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.

Vantage has received LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

For additional information, please visit www.VantageJC.com or call 201-333-1222.  The building’s leasing and model center is open daily.

Music in the Park: Cabaret Sauvignon and The Penniless Loafers


SUNDAY: Free music at the Riverview Farmers Market!

12:30 PM: The Penniless Loafers 

The Penniless Loafers are a 7-piece, rock-ska band featuring triple female harmonies, based out of Jersey City, NJ.
Theor full line up was cemented in August of 2010.
Diverse musical backgrounds and tastes have forged a unique blend of styles and genres in this collective.

2:00 PM: Cabaret Sauvignon is a Jersey City-based female a cappella ensemble, covering tantalizing tunes from torch to top 40.

Music in the Park is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a Partner Agent of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders

All performances are wheelchair accessible and listening devices are available upon request.

Jazz for Lunch: Music on the Waterfront

35744093_10156375900129344_8358195048814215168_nKick back during lunch and take in some music at the Hudson River.

The Office of Cultural Affairs
Manouche Bag
@ Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place

Click here for a sample of the tunes to come: https://www.facebook.com/Manouche-Bag-109586779070104/

The weather’s just fine and the music divine. Enjoy it with a bite and relax on the waterfront! Jazzy!

All events are free and open to the public.


2018-06-21_10-03-20Brewshot Café, a one-of-a-kind coffee shop and restaurant, is set to open its next Jersey City location at Vantage, the luxury rental building in downtown’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood.

Fisher Development Associates, developer of Vantage, announced today that the gourmet shop has signed a lease to occupy 815 square-feet of ground floor retail space at the 45-story waterfront building.   The new Brewshot location will feature two separate entrances, a street-level storefront to accommodate pedestrian traffic, as well as direct entry from the Vantage lobby for its resident base.

Brewshot provides the best elements of the classic Italian coffee culture and offers a wide selection of organic, fair trade coffee and tea and freshest baked goods.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brewshot to Vantage,” says Brian Fisher, President of Fisher Development Associates.  “It will not only deliver the highest-quality coffee to this neighborhood, but also provide another inviting and social environment for our residents to enjoy.”

Located at 33 Park View Avenue, Vantage features 448 apartment homes providing its retailers access to a large pool of built-in consumers.  Brewshot will join Park View Academy, an innovative new daycare facility, as commercial tenants at Vantage. Continue reading

The Hutton’s Jersey City First Annual Guinness, Oyster & Music Festival

28471284_494230370973689_8140317030442043935_nSaturday, June 23rd starting at noon

The clock is ticking down to our summer kick-off! Guinness, Oysters, BBQ, all your favorite local bands! Festivities start at 1:00. Come early and stay all day—Whoop Whoop!
Bands are:
Hudson City Rats, Ray Corvair Trio, Twiddlin’ Thumbs, The Toll Collectors, Conundrum, James Calleo Band, Sami Eldebs, The Bottomless Mimosas & DJ Big Red!

LSC After Dark: Science on the Rocks


Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 PM

Grab a drink and join the folks at Liberty Science Center for the next LSC After Dark event for guests 21 and over, “Science on the Rocks,” June 21, 6:00 – 10:00 pm!

They are mixing up all the right formulas for this party about the science of alcohol. Learn how alcohol is made in our Distillation Lab. Explore the physics of beer pong and test your skills against other partygoers. Enjoy multiple drink tastings, including beer from Bira 91, whiskey from Misunderstood Whiskey, and wine from Gallo Wines courtesy of Jersey City Super Buy-Rite. Rock on the dance floor with DJ BizzNice!

Plus, enjoy delicious snacks from local food vendors courtesy of Midnight Market, at only $5 per plate.

You can also experience a show in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater, the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. LSC is a nonprofit organization, and when you make an additional $5 donation to support our programs for 91,000 students from at-risk communities, we’ll thank you with a ticket to the Queen Laser Show or our exhilarating new planetarium show, Planets in the Summer Sky. (Please make your donation in person at the event.)

Get tickets now for a discounted online price, $20 per person. Tickets are $5 more at the door.

LSC After Dark events are the third Thursday of every month at Liberty Science Center. Guests 21 and over can enjoy an after-hours adventure featuring drinks, food, music, dancing, access to all the exhibits in the Science Center, and more

Summer Tablescape Ideas

summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue reading at .cleanandscentsible.com >>>

Father’s Day 5K – Jersey City


Virtual Walk/Run sponsored by Active NYC

Join us for our fifth annual FATHER’S DAY 5K virtual race! It’s time to celebrate your father the HERO! We will also be donating at least 15% of each registration to Team Hoyt, which works to build the individual character, confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled and physically challenged young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life. In the spring of 1977, Rick Hoyt told his father, Dick Hoyt, that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.”

What: This is a 5K virtual run (or walk) to celebrate the awesome Dads out there!

When: Complete your race any time in June 2018. Even better if it’s on Father’s Day, which is June 17th!

*Medals and bibs will ship at the end of May. After that they will ship every 2 to 5 days.

Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).

Why: Because this is our way of celebrating Father’s Day and to help raise funds for an amazing organization: Team Hoyt

Cost: The price is$18 and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to Team Hoyt. *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!

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