This weekend

This weekend, Jersey City will host a film festival, a Music Festival, and performances of no a but two theater festivals. Also there are Dance, volunteer opportunities, and more.

11th Golden Door International Film Festival

This weekend, the Golden Door International Film Festival, “a 3-day event to celebrate the magic of cinema,” is taking place in Jersey City. Attend film screenings on Friday and Saturday, and Closing night gala red carpet Saturday evening.

Pushing Up The Daisies Festival: a benefit for the historic cemetery

Join Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery for their Pushing Up The Daisies festival this Saturday, with bands playing live music all afternoon into the evening.

New Play Festival/Strength/Staged Reading at the Jersey City Theater Center

As part of the Stages Festival du New Jersey Theater Alliance, the second week of New Game Festival of Jersey City Theater Center offers a free in-person staged reading of Molly Kirschner’s play “Woman with a Parasol”.

INKubator New Play Festival

Also as part of the Stages Festival du New Jersey Theater Alliance, the INKubator New Play Festival of Arthouse productions presents “Spin” by Jake Brasch this Friday, and “the old santa fe: a danse macabre” this Sunday.

Mana Contemporary Open House

This Saturday, Contemporary Mana organizes its first open day of the year. Attendees can visit galleries and artists’ studios, and there will be food available for purchase.

SmorgasburgJersey City

Smorgasburg, the famous outdoor food market, is open for the season in Jersey City. Discover their social media for up-to-date information on participating providers.

  • Saturday May 14
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Harborside Place at Hudson Street (next to Smorgasbar beer garden)
  • Eat & drink, Family
  • Current event: Saturday

The dead milkmen at the White Eagle Hall

Punk band The Dead Milkmen performs at White Eagle Hall this Saturday night. Participants must present proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.

Anthony Tamburro Band at Fox & Crow

New Jersey native Anthony Tamburro performs at Fox and Raven this Saturday night.

Global Music / Italy / IDR_Italian Doc Remix: PANDEMONIUM

This Sunday, the Jersey City Theater Center features a live musical performance that “fuses improvisational jazz, rock, and folk/old Italian musical sources”.

Lemon Twigs at White Eagle Hall

Lemon twigs perform at White Eagle Hall this Sunday evening.

Pioneer Volunteer Day at Liberty State Park

Join the pioneers at Liberty State Park this Saturday to help them in their efforts to remove invasive species and improve trail access and wildlife habitat. This event is not recommended for children under 10 years old. Prior registration is mandatory.

  • Saturday May 14
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Location: Meet at Liberty State Park Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way
  • Nature, Giving Back, Family
  • Ongoing Event: The next Pioneer Volunteer Day will take place on Saturday, May 28

SJC Tree and Trash Action Campaign

Join the Trees & Trash Action campaign, from Sustainable Jersey City and Clean Green Jersey in Greenville near Columbia Park this Saturday morning. Volunteers do not need to live in the neighborhood to participate.

Online Theater: South Africa: Lazy Boy by Palesa Mazamisa

This Saturday, the Jersey City Theater Center presents a live Zoom reading of the play “Lazy Boy”, written and directed by Palesa Mazamisa.

Jersey City Ballroom Spring Spectacular Showcase

This Saturday night, Jersey City Ballroom hosts its Spring Spectacular Showcase, “a delicious dance party” featuring their students and teachers.

Business Networking Night in Jersey City

This Friday night, JC Families, in collaboration with the Jersey City Moms Facebook Group, organizes a business networking evening at DVORA 175 Second. Admission will cover refreshments and additional proceeds will be used to support JCFamilies community efforts.

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