The Weekender: 22nd Annual JC Pride Festival

by newjerseyshores | Aug 25, 2023

Pride Jersey CityCelebrate the last weekend of August with Jersey City’s biggest summer party — JC Pride Fest 2023. Enjoy drag brunches, Pride marches, and the 22nd JC Pride festival, which will stretch from Grove to Jersey Avenue all-day Saturday.

Friday Events

What: Movies on the Pier by Exchange Place Alliance
When: Friday, August 25 at sunset
Where: J. Owen Grundy Park
The Exchange Place Alliance is hosting another night of Movies on the Pier. This Friday you’ll be able to catch a free screening of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30pm). Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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What: Hudson City Rats at Fox & Crow
When: Friday, August 25 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Rock ‘n’ roll band Hudson City Rats will perform at Fox & Crow tonight. Admission is $10/pp.

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Saturday Events

What: La Bodega Hot Sauce Pop-Up
When: Saturday, August 26 from 11am to 6pm
Where: 407 Palisade Avenue
Dominican restaurant La Bodega is teaming up with Piken Food Culture for a guided “Sauce & Spices” tasting showcasing Mama Juana Hot Sauce, Queen Majesty, La Parchita, The Spicy Shark, and more.

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What: 22nd Annual Jersey City Pride Festival
When: Saturday, August 26 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 22nd 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: Forget the Whale at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, August 26 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City band Forget the Whale will play at Fox & Crow tonight. The band plays a mix of blues, rock, alternative, R&B, country, funk, and nu-metal. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Rooftop Yoga + Mimosas at The Stork Club
When: Sunday, August 27 from 11am to 1pm
Where: 2 Chapel Avenue
The Stork Club is a new members-only rooftop bar located at Hudson House (above Felina Steak). Today, the rooftop bar is hosting an outdoor yoga class led by Urban Souls (with mimosas post class). The event is open to non-members ($30/pp) and members ($24/pp).

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What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, August 27
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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