The Weekender: Brunch at Ko Cafe, NJ Symphony at Hamilton Park

by newjerseyshores | Jul 28, 2023

KO Cafe front interiorHead over to Ko Cafe for their first ever BYOB brunch or enjoy the final days of JC Restaurant Week. That and more happening in Jersey City this weekend.

Ongoing

What: JC Restaurant Week Summer 2023
When: through July 28
Where: participating restaurants
Jersey City Restaurant Week is back for the summer. Enjoy two- and three-course meal specials at Amelia’s, Carvao, Harry’s Daughter, Kings of Kobe, and more. The summer edition of Restaurant Week will last through Friday, July 28.

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What: Zeppelin Hall Schnitzel Fest
When: through August 6
Where: 88 Liberty View Drive
Schnitzel Fest is back at Zeppelin Hall. Through Sunday, August 6, you can order from 12 different schnitzel entrees.

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Thursday Events

What: B.A.B.E.S. at Barrow Mansion
When: Thursday, July 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: 83 Wayne Street
The Barrow Mansion is hosting a live musical performance by B.A.B.E.S. The band will perform starting at 6:30pm. The event is free.

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What: Berry Lane Park Concert Series 2023
When: Thursday, July 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Berry Lane Park
The Berry Lane Park Concert Series is a free event that takes place every Thursday evening through August 17. This Thursday, Robin Andre Band (pop/soul band) will perform.

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What: Summer with the New Jersey Symphony
When: Thursday, July 27 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: Hamilton Park
The New Jersey Symphony will perform a free show at Hamilton Park as part of the Summer with the NJ Symphony Series. Tonight the symphony will play the music of Bollywood with Kulture Kool.

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Friday Events

What: Sabor a Peru 1-Year Anniversary
When: Friday, July 28 from 5pm to 11pm
Where: 280 Central Avenue
Celebrate with BYOB restaurant Sabor a Peru as they mark their 1-year anniversary. The restaurant will offer free apps and drinks to all diners.

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What: The Weekender Music Fest at Corgi Spirits
When: Friday & Saturday through 10pm
Where: 1 Distillery Drive
The Weekender is a two-day music festival held at Corgi Spirits. Enjoy local bands, DJs, food trucks, and perhaps an inflatable pool. Tickets start at $10/pp.

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What: McGinley Square Music & Arts Festival
When: Friday, July 28 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: McGinley Square Plaza
The McGinley Square SID is presenting the McGinley Square Music & Arts Festival. Enjoy an evening of live mariachi music with Mariachi Los Angeles plus two free art classes for kids/adults (register at eventbrite) and more.

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What: Movies in the Park 2023
When: Friday, July 28 at sunset
Where: Body McGuiness Park
Movies in the Park Jersey City returns with a free screening of Disney’s Frozen 2. The movie starts at sunset (around 8:30pm).

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What: Movies on the Pier by Exchange Place Alliance
When: Friday, July 28 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 DC League of Super Pets. The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30pm). Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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Saturday Events

What: Ko Cafe: Chop N’ Chill Afrobeats & Eats
When: Saturday, July 29 from 12pm to 6pm
Where: 722 Grand
Newly opened cafe Ko Cafe is hosting its first brunch! The cafe will be featuring the Jollof Platter (by Lola’s Fusion), peri-peri chicken & waffles, and agege toast (vegan options will also be available). Tickets are $15/pp or $20/pp depending on what dish you order. The brunch is BYOB.

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What: Lauren Rosato at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, July 29 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City-based singer-songwriter Lauren Rosato will perform at Fox & Crow. Rosato explores both deeply personal struggles and euphorias through misty soundscapes. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Pop-Up Vintage at Treehouse Coffee
When: Sunday, July 30 from 9am to 3pm
Where: 205 Brunswick
201 Thrift is teaming up with Treehouse Coffee for a pop-up vintage sale at Treehouse’s new cafe at 205 Brunswick. Enjoy coffee and treats while shopping thrift.

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What: Summerfest 2023 at LSP
When: Sunday, July 30 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 through August 13. This Sunday, Lil’ Maceo (fun/pop/jazz) will perform.

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What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, July 30
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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