The Weekender: Holiday candle making workshop at Rudo, Winter market at Grove Plaza

by newjerseyshores | Dec 16, 2022

Jersey City iceless skatingDon’t let the dreary weather keep you home. Enjoy a candle-making workshop at Rudo Plants or take in a drink (or three) at Miracle on Mercer at Franklin Social. That and more happening in Jersey City this weekend.

Ongoing Events

What: The Jersey City Nutcracker
When: through December 23
Where: Nimbus at 329 Warren
Nimbus Dance Works presents its annual holiday tradition: the Jersey City Nutcracker. The Jersey City Nutcracker is a modern take on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic telling the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity, and celebration while teaching them lessons about friendship and community along the way. There will be multiple shows this weekend with tickets starting from $30/pp.

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What: Christmas Cocktails at Miracle on Mercer
When: through December 31
Where: 292 Barrow
Holiday pop-up bar Miracle on Mercer is bringing its Christmas cocktails to Jersey City for another year. Enjoy holiday tunes, cocktails, and more.

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What: Newport Skates 2022/2023 Season
When: ongoing
Where: 95 River Drive South
Newport Skates is now open for the 2022/2023 season. General admission is $8 (for 75 minutes) and skate rentals are $7. Newport residents pay $4 for admission.

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Thursday Events

What: Sean Kiely & Friends at Fox & Crow
When: Thursday, December 15 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Local singer/songwriter Sean Kiely will perform at Fox & Crow tonight. Kiely has released several acclaimed recordings under his own name, in addition to being an in-demand guitarist and singer on the local bluegrass scene and producer for other artists. Admission is $10/pp.

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Friday Events

What: Con Vivo Music James Keene & Hsinyi Tsai at the Barrow Mansion
When: Friday, December 16 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: 83 Wayne Street
Jersey City based violinist James Keene will perform with pianist HsinYi Tsai. The recital will open with Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestucke. Second on the program is Claude Debussy’s Violin Sonata. The concert will conclude with Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 2. Admission is free.

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What: Corgi Spirits an Evening of Magic with Andy Gersh
When: Friday, December 16 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: 1 Distillery Drive
Andy Gersh has been a professional magician for more than 15 years. He performs regularly with Speakeasy Magick at the Mckittrick Hotel. Enjoy an evening of magic as he brings his show to Corgi Spirits. Admission is $20.

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What: Christmas Party at Astor Bar & Grill
When: Friday, December 16 at 8pm
Where: 725 Montgomery Street
Celebrate the holidays at neighborhood eatery Astor Bar & Grill. The bar will be hosting a holiday party with live DJ and complimentary buffet.

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Saturday Events

What: Iceless Ice Skating at Pedestrian Plaza
When: Saturday, December 17 + December 18 from 12pm to 4pm
Where: Pedestrian Plaza
The Pedestrian Plaza is getting a holiday makeover. Enjoy an afternoon of iceless ice skating, a human-sized snow globe, and live holiday music with a winter/holiday market on Grove Plaza. Admission for ice skating is $10/pp (skates included).

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What: Holiday Candle Workshop at Rudo Plants
When: Saturday, December 17 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: 394 Palisade Avenue
Spend your Saturday evening with Rudo Plants. The plant shop will be hosting a holiday candle workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of making your own candles made with soy wax and essential oils. All materials will be included.

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What: Rivva at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, December 17 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Rivva will perform at Fox & Crow tonight. The band is made up of four longtime friends from Freehold, NJ. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, December 18
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: Sunday Sounds at Frankie
When: Saturday, December 18 from 12pm to 5pm
Where: 264 Grove Street
Looking for a chill way to end the weekend? Enjoy brunch or lunch with live DJs playing at Frankie from noon till 5pm.

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