12 Stand Out Things to do this Weekend in Jersey City!

August 19, 2016 Catherine Hecht


Jersey City Independent Weekend Best Bets

This weekend is jam-packed with this to do! Jersey City Pride Week events are in full swing, there are peaches to be eaten, there’s planking to do, art to be seen, live music to catch, and more. Oh, and if you’re heading into NYC, be sure to support Jersey City’s Box Colony Theatre at the Fringe Festival.

While you’re having your coffee (or tea) on Sunday plan out the rest of your week with the JCI Cultural Calendar.

Hope to see you around town – enjoy the weekend JC!


The artwork of Meredith Miotke and Narciso Espiritu will be featured at the Art Opening of “Polis” at ShuaSpace:

Polis – Art Opening

Seth Walker performs “Live in the Parlour” at the Fox & Crow:

Seth Walker: Live in the Parlour


Join people planking and raise funds to provide more garden plantings in Liberty State Park:

Planking In And For Liberty State Park

Jersey City’s Box Colony Theatre will perform their comedy “Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson” at the New York International Fringe Festival today:

Jersey City Theater Company Returns to NYC Fringe Festival

Liberty Harbor is holding a festival for dog owners and their dogs. Meet dog-centric vendors, exhibitors, and service providers:

Dog Days of Summer Dog Festival

Dancing Tony and Porta Present “The Roof Topper” featuring a day and night of live music from local bands:

The Roof Topper

The 2nd Annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl is part of JC Pride Week. There will be drink specials and raffle at each location. *This is a charity event benefiting the Hudson Pride Connection Center:

2nd Annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl


Are you an amateur baker with a great recipe for a peach pie or do you know someone who is? Then this is an event for you! This year the Farms in the Heights Peach Pie contest will be held in conjunction with Jersey City Pride Week:

5th Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest – Peaches and Pride

Get your shopping on at the 6th Borough Market where you’ll find a mix of high quality makers, collectors, vendors, food and drinks:

6th Borough Market

An official kick off party for Jersey City Pride, Carleton Icon Presents: Iconic Lip Sync at LITM. No singing allowed here – So you better bring your A-game and slay those lip syncs:

Iconic Lip Sync Pride Event

The Sensational Country Blues Wonders perform at the Summerfest concert in Liberty State Park:

Summerfest 2016: Free Concerts in Liberty State Park

JC Takeover is the newest Gay Gentleman’s party to hit the Jersey City Scene – meet up with them at this Jersey City Pride Week event at Porto Lounge:

JC Takeover Jersey City Pride Edition

Only a little over a week left to catch Kayt Hester and CP Harrik exhibit at LITM, the show is up through August 30:

Kayt Hester and CP Harrik’s Art Featured at LITM


Find more local event listings on the JCI Cultural Calendar. (psst’ you can list your events on our calendar too)

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