The Weekender: 21st Annual JC Pride Fest

by | Aug 25, 2022

Jersey City Pride FestivalCelebrate the last weekend of August with Jersey City’s biggest summer party — JC Pride Fest 2022. Enjoy drag brunches, Pride luaus, and the 21st JC Pride festival, which will stretch from Grove to Jersey Avenue all-day Saturday.

Thursday Events

What: The Brooklyners at Fox & Crow
When: Thursday, August 25 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: Corgi Spirits Live Music w/ Dan Kassel
When: Friday, August 26 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: 1 Distillery Drive
Enjoy an evening of cocktails and music as Dan Kassel performs at Corgi Spirits tonight. Admission is free.

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What: Movies on the Pier by Exchange Place Alliance
When: Friday, August 26 at sunset
Where: J. Owen Grundy Park
The Exchange Place Alliance is hosting the final night of Movies on the Pier for the summer. This Friday you’ll be able to catch a free screening of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30pm). Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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Saturday Events

What: Smorgasburg Jersey City
When: Saturday, August 27 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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Jersey City Pride Festival

What: 21st Annual Jersey City Pride Festival
When: Saturday, August 27 from 1pm to 9pm
Where: Pedestrian Plaza (Grove to Jersey Avenue)
The Jersey City Pride Festival is a celebration of love and diversity. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the festival will be located along the Pedestrian Plaza (between Grove and Jersey Avenue). There will also be an Equality Pride March from City Hall to the parade’s main stage on Newark and Jersey Avenue (at 1pm). After-parties at various bars and restaurants will run through the night at The Pint, Six26, and more. (You can see all the events here).

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What: Pint’s Pride Luau
When: Saturday, August 27 from 1pm to 3am
Where: 34 Wayne Street
The Pint’s annual Pride Party kicks off at 1pm today dishing out 16-oz Pridetails in the wee hours of the morning.

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What: McGinley Square Live Music Series
When: Saturday, August 27 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 Carlos Pavan. The free concerts will take place the last Saturday of every month through September and on Saturday, October 29.

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What: CoolVines Summer Soiree at Modera Lofts
When: Saturday, August 27 from 4pm to 9pm
Where: Modera Lofts Rooftop at 350 Warren
Boutique wine shop CoolVines is throwing a Summer Rooftop Party at Modera Lofts. Enjoy live music, an art exhibit, and plenty of good wine/beer. Admission is $35/pp or $40 at the door. Note: Tokens for food and beverages are $8 at the event or buy them now and get 3 for $20. All proceeds from the event and the art auction will got to ArtWallJC, which helps support the arts in Jersey City.

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What: Houston Person w/ the Matt Chertkoff Trio at The Statuary
When: Saturday, August 27 from 6pm to 10pm
Where: 53 Congress Street
Houston Person will perform live tonight alongside the Matt Chertkoff Trio. Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm and 8:30pm. A suggested donation of $25 is appreciated. All music donations go toward artist fees for this and future events.

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What: Adrian Danon at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, August 27 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Adrian Danon is a Jersey-City based songwriter and performer drawing inspiration from alternative music from the 60s to the present. His music fits in the confines of pop while retaining a dark edge. Admission is $10/pp.

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What: Six26 Pride Fest After Party
When: Saturday, August 27 from 9pm to 2am
Where: 128 Columbus Drive
Six26 will be celebrating Pride all day, but the after party starts at 9pm with drag shows, dancers, giveaways, drink specials, and more.

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Sunday Events

What: Six26 90s House Party Brunch Pride Edition
When: Sunday, August 28 from 12pm to 4pm
Where: 128 Columbus Drive
Nurse that Pride Fest hangover with Six26’s House Party Brunch. There will be prizes for the flyest 90s gear and best 90s dancers.

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What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, August 28
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: Summerfest 2022 at LSP
When: Sunday, August 28 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: North Cove Field
The Summerfest Concert Series is a free event that takes place every Sunday evening at Liberty State Park. This Sunday, Winard Harper and Jeli Posse will perform.

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