Celebrate the weekend in style! With the start of Pride celebrations and the Puerto Rican Heritage Festival underway, this weekend is full of events for all ages! Make sure you don’t miss a beat. Take a trip down memory lane and put on your favorite disco outfit, cosplay as your favorite superhero/villain, or join the ChicpeaJC clan and dance with drones at the Liberty Science Center. This weekend is about partying and if you’re reading this join in on the fun!
Can’t find any events you’re interested in? Our Event Calendar has nearly forty events this weekend so if you’re looking for something more festive, check there!
Liberty Science Center: Dancing with Drones
August 18th @ 6 PM – 10 PM
Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
$15 – $21
Bring your friends to an after-hours adventure at Liberty Science Center! Guests 21 and over can enjoy cocktails, food, music, dancing, laser shows, and more. It all happens on the third Thursday of the month.
Our first LSC After Dark event is “Dancing with Drones!”
• Watch drone races in the atrium. Pose for “dronie” photos!
• Enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, and small plates.
• Experience an all-Prince laser show in our massive IMAX Dome Theater.
• Explore exhibits throughout the building: Touch Tunnel, Infinity Climber, Rock Wall, and more.
• Hit the dance floor as one of the region’s top DJs takes control.
1. LGBT Flag Raising
August 18th @ 3:30 PM
City Hall, 280 Grove St., Jersey City
Celebrate the start of Pride Week with the LGBT flag raising today at City Hall! Following the raising will be a meet and greet mixer sponsored by the NJ Democratic LGBT Caucus. Head to Transmission for the after party beginning at 8 PM. DJ Chauncey D and DJ Joe Hemsing spin all night.
2. Giselle @ Pet Shop: My Heart Goes
August 18th @ 7:00 PM
Pet Shop, 193 Newark Ave., Jersey City
Celebrate with Giselle and Friends tonight at 7 PM for the premiere of her new music video – My Heart Goes! It’s going to be amazing, and you won’t want to miss it! If you we’re able to make it to the grand opening of Pet Shop, now’s your chance to check it out and vibe with the crowd!
3. Prince Rama with Hey Anna at Monty Hall
August 18th @ 9:00 PM
Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery Ave., Jersey City
Monty Hall is sure to rock your socks tonight with Prince Rama and Hey Anna! Join them as they jam out and make your Thursday night take a turn for the best.
4. Young Women with Purpose’s 1st Annual Community Awards Gala
August 19th @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City
Young Women with Purpose are celebrating the hardworking women who work with a purpose. Take part in the 1st Annual Community Awards Gala as young women take the stage. Featuring keynote speaker Donovan M. Coney with a special performance by Pastor Jamilla and Maurice.
5. Commemoration of The Battle of Paulus Hook
August 19th @ 6:30 PM
Washington and Dudley Streets, March to Paulus Hook Park,
History was made at The Battle of Paulus Hook. Becoming part of the historical retelling of the story by Join the fife, drum, and Sam Kirk (SamAM) this Friday on Washington and Dudley Streets!
6. The Clearport – Red Eye Flights
August 19th @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
The Clearport, 769A Bergen Ave., Jersey City
Clear your calendars and get ready for a sip and shop event at The Clearport. Enjoy cocktails, treats by Milk Sugar Love, and music by DJ Robcast!
7. Planks for the Park
August 20th @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City
Get strong all while helping strengthen Liberty State Park! Get a team together of you plus four friends! Each of you gathers sponsorships totaling up to $100 each (or $500 per team). 100 people getting $100 worth of sponsors will help the park reach their goal of $10,000!
8. Pacific Flea
August 20th @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pacific Flea, 150 Pacific St., Jersey City
There’s no flea like the Pacific Flea! Grab your tote bag and stack up on some great finds at the flea!
9. Superhero and Supervillain Bar Crawl
August 20th @ 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
J. Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange place Jersey City – Next to the Exchange Place Path
$25 (Pay at the door)
Calling all superheroes and supervillains! Dress up as your favorite hero or supervillain and band together for a three round bar crawl (Iron Monkey, Greene Hook, O’Haras) and a dance party (Transmission) to top it off!
August 20th @ 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Porta, 135 Newark Ave., Jersey City
Dancing Tony and Porta have an amazing lineup of bands set for this weekend’s Rooftopper, and you won’t want to miss it! If you’re looking to jam out, that’ll be you go to! The event features Drum and a Tantrum, Universal Rebel, The Silicon Supply, pioneer the eel, SHRB, Fiscal Cliff, The One and Nines.
11. Clarence Rich Homecoming
August 20th @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Hive, 77 Cornelison., Jersey City
Head down to The Hive for new artwork and musical performances by The Animal Crackas, Piff James, Ford Fairlane, and Steeeve Sam!
12. 2nd Annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl
August 20th @ 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
$10 (Suggestion Donation)
Bar crawl it in the name of Pride. Join Hudson Pride Connection for their 2nd Annual Jersey City Pride bar crawl. The crawl begins at 5:00 PM and your stops will include The Citizen, Lucky 7’s, Port-O, LITM, and Pint! All folks are welcome to join in at any time!
13. Van Vorst Park Association’s 3rd Annual Disco Night
August 20th @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Van Vorst Park, Jersey City
Stayin’ Alive! Say that in your best Bee Gees voice. Put on your disco dancing shoes ladies and gents! This Saturday will be a night to get your groove thing on at Van Vorst Park! Join the Van Vorst Park Association, DJ Marvilous, and Jersey City Ballroom and flashback to the 80s.
14. 56th Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade
Festival: August 20th @ 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Jersey City Waterfront
Parade: August 21st @ 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park to City Hall
Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage this weekend at the Puerto Rican Festival and Parade. Saturday and Sunday will be a day full of events for denizens of all ages! Get out there and have fun!