Bastille Day in Jersey City


Saturday, July 14th at 11am – 6 pm at the French American Academy

Come and enjoy all things French with friends and family.

Bastille Day remains a symbol and celebration of liberty, worldwide. So, it is only natural that Jersey City, host of Lady Liberty celebrates Bastille Day! The French American Academy is proud to be launching this event.
Entertainment: Food (French cusine, Crepes, French specialties, French wine and French beer).

Games for kids, Live music band, Dance performance, Mime.

VIP Club: Champagne and Cheese tasting while watching Tour de France (paid ticket)

VIP Chocolat: Attend our Atelier du Chocolat with 3 real French Chefs (paid ticket)

Raffle Tickets.

Booths: Shop the French-themed market booths lining 3rd Street, indulge yourself in savory crepes, macarons, pains au chocolat, croissants and quiches. Have a glass of Bordeaux or Burgundy wine along with cheese and baguette. Have a sip of cold French beer. Taste the whole variety of French cuisine. Discover artisanal foods of France.



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 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, 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 or call 201-333-1222.  The building’s leasing and model center is open daily.

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 >>>

Project: EATS 2018


June 23rd & 24th at City Hall located at 280 Grove Street in downtown JC.

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 23 + 24, 2018. The food-centric marketplace will run from 11AM to 7PM on Saturday and Sunday and will be located around City Hall at 280 Grove Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City.

For more information, visit:

Instagram: @thejerseycityproject — for vendor updates, giveaways, and more leading up to the event!


12 Ways to Ease into Spring Wellness

unspecified-15-682x1024by Stefani Ellenbecker –  Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several W&D contributors how they plan to get into a wellness groove this April and they shared a few simple ways they are clearing out their head space, exercising more, eating healthier and getting outdoors to grab some fresh air. We hope this post motivates you and gives a few pointers on how to improve your health this spring. We would love to hear in the comments below what your wellness plans are as the weather warms up!

Bridget Borden, Studio 125 Manager: “I’m trying to incorporate wellness into my daily routine – I drink a mix of hot water, apple cider vinegar and lemon in the morning, matcha green tea throughout the day and hot water with Reishi in the evenings.  Also, I love my barre classes and am full into any challenges they offer.”

Colleen Eversman of  2ndTruth: “I’ve been going to The Firm and spinning at least twice a week + going to yoga in-between. I’ve also been trying to eat less bread and dairy (I did the Whole 30 and discovered that bread and dairy make me super bloated). Drinking at least my body weight in ounces of water – it turns out, staying well hydrated helps my skin not freak out. And, being outside with Ellie (my pup) to run her for at least 30 mins a day. It’s great for her health and surprisingly restoring for me to be outside.”  FULL ARTICLE

Garden Street Farmers’ Market Set to Kick Off 2018 Season on May 5th at Hoboken’s Garden St. Mews

2018 GSFM

Annual Outdoor Market Will Take Place from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Every Saturday on 14th and Garden Streets in Uptown Hoboken

The 7th season of the popular Garden Street Farmers’ Market will kick off on Saturday, May 5th at the Garden Street Mews on 14th and Garden Streets in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

The yearly outdoor market – which features a number of locally grown and organic products, music and street games – will take place every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through December 22nd on the cobblestone pedestrian plaza created by Bijou Properties. Continue reading

Craft Brew Fest


APRIL 21st

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 craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.


Get ready for Project Eats!


JUNE 24-25TH  |  11 AM – 7 PM


We’re so excited  that EATS is coming back for its fourth summer on the streets of Downtown Jersey City. Two days of good eatin’ with rotating vendors on Saturday and Sunday, including food tents, trucks, a bar, and more!

Be sure to follow The Jersey City Project on Instagram for the latest updates on Project: EATS, what vendors to anticipate at the event, and lots of other about-town goings-on.