The Weekender: PierFest, All About Downtown, JC Fridays

by newjerseyshores | Sep 8, 2023

All About Downtown Street Fair Left BankJersey City’s biggest food festival is back for a full day of eats and drinks. Plus, enjoy free salsa dancing at the last Salsa on Grove concert of 2023. That and more happening this weekend in JC.

Friday Events

What: JC Fridays Art Shows
When: Friday, September 8
Where: throughout Jersey City
JC Fridays is back with free events happening throughout the city. The quarterly arts festival includes pop-ups, live musical performances, art galleries, and more. You can check out the full list of events here.

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What: 5th Annual Pierfest by Exchange Place Alliance
When: Friday, September 8 from 6pm to 9pm
Where: J. Owen Grundy Park
The Exchange Place Alliance is hosting the 5th annual Pierfest. The event features world-class Latin jazz, dance instruction, and food. It’ll be held every Friday through September 29. Tonight the show will feature Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre (6:15pm) along with Karen Joseph “MamboCha” (7:45pm).

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Saturday Events

What: All About Downtown Food Festival
When: Saturday, September 9 from 12pm to 8pm
Where: Pedestrian Plaza
Jersey City’s biggest food festival is back celebrating its 12th year. Highlights for 2023 include a reggae party/beer garden from Left Bank, Kids’ Zone, a salsa dance party on Grove, and live music venues.

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What: Salsa on the Grove
When: Saturday, September 9 from 6pm to 10pm
Where: Grove between Bay Street & Morgan
Salsa on the Grove is a free, monthly music festival that runs from May through September. For the past 18 years, the family-friendly event brings various local musicians and performers to a pop-up stage on Grove. This will be their last event for 2023.

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What: Comedy Night at Corgi Spirits
When: Saturday, September 9 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 1 Distillery Drive
Head to Corgi Spirits for a night of comedy and cocktails. Jersey City comedians Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard will showcase stand-up comedians from all over the tri-state area. Admission is $20 per person.

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What: Emerson Wolfe & The Wishbones at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, September 9 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Emerson Wolfe & the Wishbones is an exciting Americana project emerging from central New Jersey. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Rooftop Yoga at The Stork Club
When: Sunday, September 10 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. The event is open to non-members ($30/pp) and members ($24/pp).

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What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, September 10
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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