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  • National Rum Day: 5 Rum Drinks to Try in Jersey City

    National Rum Day: 5 Rum Drinks to Try in Jersey City

    Rum is the staple to some of the most popular cocktails, especially those tiki bar favorites. Here are some rum-based drinks in Jersey City you should check out (if you haven’t already)! Have any...

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  • Top Twelve Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    Top Twelve Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    The weather is all over the place, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the weekend! Find something fun to do in the area. Featured Events Jersey City Puerto Rican Parade and Festival August...

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  • ChicpeaJC Takes Over HDSID Instagram for Street Fair

    ChicpeaJC Takes Over HDSID Instagram for Street Fair

    Starting August 15th, ChicpeaJC is taking over the HDSID’s Instagram account for the month leading up to the All About Downtown Street Fair on September 15th! That’s right, the All About Downtown...

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  • LSC After Dark: Booze and Boogers

    LSC After Dark: Booze and Boogers

    Liberty Science Center is back with another LSC After Dark party, and this month’s theme is Booze & Boogers! Stop by from 6PM to 10PM to enjoy specialty drinks and martinis, make your own slime,...

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  • A Love Story: Jaclyn & Steve Fulop

    A Love Story: Jaclyn & Steve Fulop

    A few years ago, I got the rare opportunity to sit with Mayor Steven Fulop for a personal interview where he revealed to me exclusively that him and his girlfriend at the time, Jaclyn, were moving...

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  • Jersey City Resident Makes Off-Broadway Debut

    Jersey City Resident Makes Off-Broadway Debut

    Jersey City resident Erin Murray Quinlan is a playwright, composer and lyricist who just made her Off-Broadway debut with a show entitled “God Save Queen Pam.” Described as “a screwball musical...

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  • 10 Most Instagram-Worthy Dishes in Jersey City

    10 Most Instagram-Worthy Dishes in Jersey City

    We all live for an Instagram moment. Admit it, you’ve taken a moment to take a photo of your dinner before anyone ruins the picture-perfect table setup. Here’s some of the most Instagrammable...

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  • Top 8 Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    Top 8 Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    Whether you’re looking for something to do with the family or just want a relaxing night out, here are some events going on in the area to keep your weekend busy! Thursday Jewelry 101 Workshop –...

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  • 5 Casual Spots That Are First Date Friendly

    5 Casual Spots That Are First Date Friendly

    If you’re an adult and have been on a single date, you know that first dates can be awkward, nerve-wracking, and sometimes absolutely terrible. But they can also be fun and exciting! At...

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  • Carlos Hernandez of CCAJC – His Future, Photography, Technological Advances and Contemporary Art

    Carlos Hernandez of CCAJC – His Future, Photography, Technological Advances and Contemporary Art

    When I sat down with 17 year old fashion photographer Carlos Hernandez, I had pre-established questions at hand, as one does in an interview, but this evolved into an insightful discussion between...

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  • 20 New Food & Drink Spots in Jersey City

    20 New Food & Drink Spots in Jersey City

    Everything moves so quickly in Jersey City, and a bunch of spots open every month. Here’s a quick roundup of some restaurants, bars, and shops that have opened in the past few months! Now Open...

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  • Welcome to the Real World: Code C

    Welcome to the Real World: Code C

    I know I’m usually trying to sell my kids on Craigslist with ads like “2 annoying but cute kids free to a good home,” and telling you how fucking annoying they are. And how much I just need a good...

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  • Gelato Festival America is Coming to Jersey City!

    Gelato Festival America is Coming to Jersey City!

    If you’re a fan of creamy, tasty gelato, get ready! Gelato Festival America is coming to Jersey City on August 11 and 12! The ultimate purpose of Gelato Festival America is to spread awareness of...

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  • Summerfest 2018: Free Concerts in Liberty State Park

    Summerfest 2018: Free Concerts in Liberty State Park

    This Sunday, I went to check out Summerfest in Liberty State Park, which happens every Tuesday and Sunday. I go every year! It’s a lot of fun and a great activity to do with the whole family in...

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  • Top 10 Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    Top 10 Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    The weekend is here again! Grab some friends and find something to do in the area. Thursday 1st Annual Hudson County Pride Month Kick Off & Community Awards August 2 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM White...

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  • Jersey City Food Truck Festival

    Jersey City Food Truck Festival

    Calling all foodies in Jersey City! On August 3rd from 5PM to 11PM, kick off your weekend with a bunch of tasty food, live music by Rated Fresh, family-friendly activities, a beer and wine garden,...

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  • Liberty Humane Society Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program

    Liberty Humane Society Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program

    On June 30th, the Liberty Humane Society in conjunction with The Exchange Physical Therapy Group celebrated Jersey City’s first low-cost spay and neuter program! Brief speeches were given and...

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  • Con Vivo Music Gala

    Con Vivo Music Gala

    Con Vivo Music hosted their 2018 gala at Novado Gallery, with musical pieces that were inspired by the gallery’s current exhibitions. A somewhat recent addition to the Jersey City arts scene,...

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  • Introducing #JCLocals

    Introducing #JCLocals

    Jersey City is made up of people from all walks of life, and there’s always been a strong sense of community within the people who reside in the area. During the past couple of decades, we’ve seen...

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  • Harmony Dispensary: a New Jersey Medical Marijuana Facility

    Harmony Dispensary: a New Jersey Medical Marijuana Facility

    The legalization of marijuana is a hot topic now in Jersey City and the state of New Jersey. It’s a topic we’ve been covering extensively on the blog and most recently partnered with CannaGather...

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