11 Stand Out Things to do this Saturday and Sunday in Jersey City!

Jersey City Independent Weekend Best Bets

It’s another jam packed weekend of events in Jersey City—indy films are playing at the Golden Door Film Festival, Mana Contemporary has an open house featuring five new exhibits, Art House Productions wraps up the final week of their new production, JC Families is hosting an Education Fair, and more—all going on around town this Saturday and Sunday.

JCI will be at the 8th Annual “Tales of Our Cities” Jersey City Library Book Festival in Van Vorst Park on Sunday—the event showcases locally and nationally acclaimed authors. Come see us and pick up our Fall issue.

Don’t forget to plan out the rest of your week with the JCI Cultural Calendar. Have an event to add? Please submit it. We will help you spread the word.

Have a great weekend Jersey City!


The 7th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Set to Dazzle Your Taste Buds

Celebrate Irish heritage and culture in Jersey City at the annual Irish Festival at Exchange Place.

Jersey City Irish Festival

Speak to representatives of Schools, Day Cares and Activity Centers from Jersey City and Hoboken at JC Families Education Fair.

JC Education Fair

The annual Golden Door International Film Festival runs from through September 25.

Golden Door International Film Festival

 Performances for Art House Productions new immersive play, The Handless Maiden, run through September 24. JCI MEMBERS get $5 OFF at the box office.

The Handless Maiden

Four artists come together to deliver The State Of The Union, a pre-election exhibition at ShuaSpace.

Art Opening: The State Of The Union


Join the Jersey City Out of the Darkness Walk, a fundraising walk supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Hudson River Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Locally and nationally acclaimed authors will be showcased at the “Tales of Our Cities” Jersey City Library Book Festival.

Tales of Our Cities 2016

Mana Contemporary presents new exhibitions for their Fall Open House and features open artist studios and their new BSMT program.

Mana Contemporary – Fall Open House

Transmission and Gayborhood JC present “TUSK” a new weekly Disco T-Dance.

TUSK – A Sunday Disco T-Dance

Book release party for Welcome to the Club by Raquel D’Apice at Word bookstore.

Book Signing: Welcome to the Club by Raquel D’Apice

Find more local event listings on the JCI Cultural Calendar

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Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She’s lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she’s studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.