The Weekender: Lo-Fi Music Block Party, free summer movie screenings

by newjerseyshores | Jun 9, 2023

Lo-Fi Heights Pizza
Detroit pizza at Lo-Fi

Enjoy a music block party hosted by Lo-Fi or check out some free movie screenings at Canco Park or the waterfront. That and more happening in Jersey City this weekend.

Recent Openings

What: Bettie’s Restaurant
Where: 579 West Side Avenue
Bettie’s Restaurant is a new BYOB Caribbean/Haitian restaurant located in Jersey City’s West Side neighborhood. You can follow then @Betties_Restaurant on Instagram.

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What: Felina Steak
Where: 2 Chapel Avenue
Felina Steak is a new Italian steakhouse taking over the former Terra e Mare space in Port Liberte. The upscale restaurant just opened with a menu dedicated to meats and seafood.

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Friday Events

What: Movies on the Pier by Exchange Place Alliance
When: Friday, June 9 at sunset [postponed due to air quality]
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 Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30pm). Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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What: Movies in the Park Season Opener
When: Friday, June 9 at sunset [postponed due to air quality]
Where: Canco Park
Movies in the Park Jersey City kicks off its 2023 season with a free screening of Minions: The Rise of Gru. The movie starts at sunset (around 8:30pm).

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Saturday Events

What: Live Music at Belle Ame Cafe
When: Saturday, June 10 from 11am to 2pm
Where: 76 Cottage Street
Belle Ame Cafe is hosting a live/free performance by the Caelan Cardello Trio just outside its cafe.

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What: Lo-Fi Takes the Streets Music Fest
When: Saturday, June 10 from 12pm to 9pm
Where: Ferry Street & Palisade Avenue
Lo-Fi Bar is throwing an all-day block party and everyone is invited. The outdoor party will include food from local restaurants/food trucks, drinks, and free live music. Bands performing throughout the day include The Ravagers, Decent Criminal, The Dracu-Las, and more.

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What: 38th annual Hamilton Park Festival
When: Saturday, June 10 from 12pm to 6pm
Where: Hamilton Park
The Hamilton Park Festival returns for a full day of entertainment, food, live music, and more.

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What: Art at Night at Surf City
When: Saturday, June 10 from 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. Tonight’s show is the season opener and will include a live painting by Olga Klimova as well as the grand opening of the Gilden Cicada Bar (inside Surf City).

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What: Justin Garcia & Friends at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, June 10 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Guitarist Justin Garcia combines elements of jazz, country, free improvisation, Latin, and soul to weave together a sound that’s both nostalgic and fresh. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, June 11
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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