The Weekender: 12 Annual Hamilton Park BBQ, Newport Half

by | Sep 22, 2022

The Weekender: 12 Annual Hamilton Park BBQ, Newport Half

Newport HalfKick off the first weekend of fall at the 12th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ. Or cheer on runners as they race the annual Newport Half Marathon. All that and more happening in Jersey City this weekend.

Thursday Events

What: The Brooklyners at Fox & Crow
When: Thursday, September 29 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Reggae band The Brooklyners will perform at Fox & Crow tonight. Admission is $10/pp.

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Friday Events

What: 4th Annual Pierfest by Exchange Place Alliance
When: Friday, September 23 from 6pm to 9pm
Where: J. Owen Grundy Park
The Exchange Place Alliance’s 4th annual Pierfest brings world-class Latin jazz, dance instruction, and food to the waterfront. Tonight the show will feature Silvano Monasterios Trio (6pm) and Karen Joseph Mambocha (7:30pm)

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Saturday Events

What: Newport Half Marathon
When: Saturday, September 24 at 8:30am
Where: Newport Green
It’s time for downtown’s premier race. The Newport Half takes runners through parts of downtown Jersey City, the waterfront, and Liberty State Park. A post-race celebration will be held at Newport Green.

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What: Oktoberfest at Zeppelin Hall
When: Saturday, September 24 through October 23
Where: 88 Liberty View Drive
Oktoberfest is back at Zeppelin Hall. Enjoy Oktoberfest brews, live bands, and more through October 23.

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What: Smorgasburg Jersey City
When: Saturday, September 24 from 11am to 6pm
Where: Harborside Plaza & Hudson Street (behind Smorgasbar)
Smorgasburg is back at Harborside for another season of eats. The outdoor market will offer food from numerous vendors including Cake Jars, Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria, and more. The market will operate every Saturday. Admission is free and there will be various outdoor dining options throughout Harborside JC.

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What: Hamilton Park 12th Annual BBQ Festival
When: Saturday, September 24 from 12pm to 8pm
Where: Hamilton Park
Back for its 12th year, the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is a day-long party showcasing the area’s best barbecue eats. Food vendors will include Hamilton Pork, The Hamilton Inn, Red White & Que Smokehouse, and more. Plus, don’t forget dessert by Milk, Sugar, Love.

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What: McGinley Square Live Music Series
When: Saturday, September 24 from 1pm to 3pm
Where: Intersection of Bergen Avenue & Montgomery
The McGinley Square Live Music Series returns this weekend with a free, outdoor performance by Son de Tres.

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What: Música y Ritmos: Latin American Music Series at Nimbus
When: Saturday, September 24 at 5pm
Where: 329 Warren Street
Música y Ritmos is a Latin American Music Series presented by Nimbus and Segunda Quimbamba. The free event will feature — held at the Nimbus Arts Center — will feature live performances, a salsa lesson, and open dance floor.

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What: The Jack Breslin Trio at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, September 24 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Raised in Massachusetts, but currently residing in Jersey City, Jack Breslin will bring a night of jazz to Fox & Crow. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, September 25
Where: 364 Grove Street
Every Sunday night, Dullboy will be screening a movie in its patio. The movie will begin at 8pm. Make sure to give them a follow on Instagram to find out what movie they’ll show.

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What: Water Lantern Festival
When: Sunday, September 25 from 4pm to 9pm
Where: 1 Audrey Zapp Drive (Liberty State Park)
The New York Water Lantern Festival is back for a day full of food and festivities. Tickets — which start at $25/pp — include admission to the festival, a floating water lantern, and wristband. Note that Saturday evening is sold out.

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What: Music Live on the Patio at Three Thirds Cafe
When: Sunday, September 25 at 7pm
Where: 400 Claremont Avenue
Three Thirds Cafe is hosting a live show tonight with 4-piece rock band, Tula Vera. Admission is free.

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