The Weekender: La Festa Italiana, Terra e Mare Groove Dining

by | Aug 11, 2022

From the return of La Festa Italiana to a night of eats and live music at Terra e Mare, here’s everything that’s happening in JC this weekend.

Thursday Events

What: La Festa Italiana 2022
When: August 11 through August 14
Where: Sixth Street between Monmouth & Brunswick
From rosé popsicle sticks to sugar-coated zeppoles, La Festa Italiana is a block party loaded with tons of eats, music, and drinks. The Village street fair runs from 5pm to 11pm on Friday and from 3pm to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday, the latter being it’s last day.

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What: Dog Days of Summer at Departed Soles
When: Thursday, August 11 from 6pm to 9pm
Where: 150 Bay Street
Celebrate the Ben & Jerry’s Pup Culture Tour as it comes to Jersey City. The Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream truck will be at the 150 Bay Street Courtyard handing out treats to doggos and humans alike. Departed Soles is also welcoming several animal rescue groups, which will be providing information on volunteer opportunities and selling swag to help their efforts. You might even meet your new feline or canine best friend!

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What: Movies in the Park at Boyd McGuiness Park
When: Thursday, August 11 at sunset
Where: Boyd McGuiness Park
Movies in the Park Jersey City returns tonight with a free screening of Disney’s Tinkerbell. The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30pm).

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What: Riverview Jazz at Fox & Crow
When: Thursday, August 11 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Riverview Jazz hosts a second Thursday residency bringing in a new guest each month. Admission is $10/pp.

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Friday Events

What: Groove Dining at Terra e Mare
When: Fridays & Saturdays from 8pm to 12am
Where: 2 Chapel Avenue
Port Liberte restaurant Terra e Mare is hosting its first “Groove Dining” event. Book a table to enjoy a night of eats with a live DJ from 8pm til 12am.

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What: Mussel Mania at Surf City
When: August 12 through August 28
Where: 1 Marin Boulevard
Art at Night is a show that spotlights the work of local artists. The event can include anything from a live mural painting to a movie screening. Tonight it will include a live mural painting by three local artists. Enjoy five different mussels and fries entrees during Surf City’s Mussel Mania. Each dish includes 2 pounds of mussels along with toast to sop up all the delicious broth.

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What: Light Up The Loop Bike Ride
When: Friday, August 12 from 8pm
Where: Grove Plaza
Join Bike JC for an evening bike ride through Jersey City. The casual bike ride will meet at Grove Plaza (outside the PATH station).

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What: Corgi Spirits an Evening of Live Music
When: Saturday, August 12 from 7pm
Where: 1 Distillery Drive
JC Music Scene and Dancing Tony present an evening of live bands at Corgi Spirits. The lineup includes Powerlines, Seamstress, Lue Beige, and Rijah. Admission is $10/pp.

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What: Movies on the Pier by Exchange Place Alliance
When: Friday, August 12 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 The Smurfs. 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 13 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: Pacific Flea Outdoor Market
When: Saturday, August 13 from 11am to 5pm
Where: 149 Pacific Avenue
The penultimate Pacific Flea market of the season is here! Enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon as you shop antiques, art, records, jewelry, and more at this outdoor market.

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What: Art at Night at Surf City
When: Saturday August 13 at 7:30pm
Where: 1 Marin Boulevard
Art at Night is a show that spotlights the work of one local artist. The event can include anything from a live mural painting to a movie screening. Admission is $25 (price includes a drink).

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What: The Honey Trees at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, August 13 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
The Honey Trees is an independent band from the Jersey Shore. Their music contains elements of soul, jazz, funk, and rock. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, August 14
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 14 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 14. This Sunday, The Spirit of Life Ensemble will perform live jazz.

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