The Weekender: The return of Midnight Market, JC Brew Fest at LSP, and more

by newjerseyshores | May 5, 2023

Departed SolesIt’s shaping up to be a busy weekend in Jersey City. Enjoy a night of food, drinks, and dance at Midnight Market or check out the annual JC Brew Fest at Liberty State Park. That and more happening in JC.

Thursday Events

What: Second Sets with Widely Grown at Fox & Crow
When: Thursday, May 4 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Widely Grown will perform an hour of original music followed by a set of John Prine. Admission is $10/pp.

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Friday Events

What: Smorgasbar 2023 Season Grand Opening
When: Friday, May 5 from 3pm to 11pm
Where: 3 Second Street
Smorgasbar is back! After last weekend’s rain delay, the outdoor beer garden returns for the 2023 season at 3 Second Street along the Jersey City waterfront. Enjoy eats from the likes of Carlito’s Tacos along with beer, wine, cocktails, and more while overlooking the New York City skyline.

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What: JC Craft Brew Fest at LSP
When: Friday, May 5 from 6:30pm to 10pm
Where: Liberty State Park Ferry Terminal (1 Audrey Zapp Drive)
The Jersey City Craft Brew Fest is back! Enjoy a night of of all things beer related with unlimited samples from Jersey City’s own Departed Soles, Hoboken Brewery, Yale Terrace Brewery, Ashton Brewing Company, and more. There will also be food available for purchase from Angry Archie’s, Chavas Empanadas, Mozzarepas, and more. Tickets are now on sale for $42/pp (was $70) via coupon code “JCUPFRONT” via this link.

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What: Midnight Market 2023 Season Opener
When: Friday, May 5 from 6:30pm to 11:59pm
Where: MAD JC (227 Coles)
Midnight Market is back for its 2023 season! The outdoor food festival will feature Eemas Cuisine, Oh-K Dog & Egg Toast, Jersey & Co. Gelato, Bolivian food truck Tunkas, and more. Admission is $20/pp (food not included). The event is 21+ only (no kids allowed) and there will be multiple cash bars available.

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Saturday Events

What: Spring Cleaning Blowout
When: Saturday, May 12pm to 6pm
Where: Grove Path/Plaza
Handmade Market is an open-air bazaar featuring local artists and makers selling art and hand-crafted goods. This weekend, their Spring Cleaning Blowout will feature “throwback JC swag” priced at $10 or less.

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What: Derby Watch Party at Boots & Bones
When: Saturday, May 6 all day
Where: 116 Newark Avenue
Satisfy your mint julep cravings at Boots and Bones. The newly opened restaurant will have a Derby watch party with mint julep specials served all day.

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What: Kentucky Derby Party at The Archer
When: Saturday, May 6 from 4pm
Where: 176 Newark Avenue
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at The Archer with a live bluegrass band and an all-day juleo menu.

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What: Laura Taubman at Fox & Crow
When: Saturday, May 6 from 8pm to 10pm
Where: 594 Palisade Avenue
Laura Taubman will be playing acoustic selections from her new album, Ol’ Kentucky Light, as well as traditional covers with her trio. Admission is $10/pp.

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Sunday Events

What: Plant Party at Barrow Mansion
When: Saturday, May 7 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Where: 83 Wayne Street
The Barrow Mansion is hosting a casual plant swap where neighbors can bring, trade, and go home with plants. There will be soil and a potting station for easy transplanting. Plus, there will be music and refreshments. Admission is $15/pp.

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What: Movie Night at Dullboy
When: Sunday, May 7
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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