We’ve got you covered for this weekend’s community events!
Qua Creative Kidz Day of Fun
December 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mary Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Dr
Bring the kids for a day of fun, organized by Qua Creative Kidz! They’re also looking for volunteers and anyone willing to help donate supplies for the day.
Tree Lighting + Holiday Ornament Craft at Bayside Park
December 12 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bayside Park, Richard St entrance
Enjoy holiday music and refreshments as you decorate ornaments to take home or to decorate the tree at Bayside Park.
SMUSH Moves, Vol. 9
December 12 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
SMUSH Gallery, 340 Summit Ave
Enjoy a night of dance and performance by Elizabeth Burr, Gabriella Di Giuseppe & Bridget James Ling, Arianna Dunmire & Adelo Rodriguez, Nathan Forster/ReFrame Dance Theatre, Mikaela Morisato, Linda Ryan & Melissa Joy Livermore, and Jennifer Wrede. Tickets are $10-15.
Cr’After Hour Holiday Edition
December 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Luna de Papel, 321 Communipaw Ave
Craft holiday cards and ornaments with refreshments provided by JC Womyn’s Collaborative.
Emo Night Karaoke at FM
December 13 @ 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
FM, 340 Third Street
Stop by FM for an Emo Night Karaoke with a live band and prizes for Outstanding Performances during an Emotional Breakdown.
Holiday Bookstore Sale and Zine Launch
December 14 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave
Celebrate and support the artists of Mana Contemporary with a book + art sale for the holidays.
Vision Your 20/20 Board Party
December 14 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Gregory’s Coffee, 525 Washington Blvd
Tejal created Goddesses Unite as a safe and empowering space for women of color, and she’s bringing a Vision Board party to Gregory’s Coffee! Bring the tools you need and items/images you want to add to your vision board. It’s $10 with limited seating available – don’t miss out!
Greenville Holiday Art Sale
December 14 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
148 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Join JCTC for their Greenville holiday art sale as part of their series, Stories of Greenville.
Art Show & Fundraiser Holiday Party
December 14 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
107 Bowers St
Stop by Modern Sage’s pop up shop for wine, chocolates, and affordable art.
7th Annual Jersey City Mayor’s Holiday Concert
December 14 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Loew’s Theatre, 54 Journal Sq Plaza
Relax with an evening packed with classical Holiday music by The Jersey Joint.
Porta Holiday Pop-Up
December 15 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Porta, 135 Newark Ave
Head over to Porta for their shopping pop-up with 20 local vendors in attendance.
JC West Side Holiday Craft Fair
December 15 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
St. Dominic Academy, 2572 John F Kennedy Blvd
Shop through homemade crafts and unique gifts created by 20+ local artists!
TOPLINE Dance Competition 2019
December 15 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Harborside, 210 Hudson St
TOPLINE is “an urban dance competition where teams/performers can strive to rise to the TOP with the New York City skyline as the backdrop.” Dance teams and performers will be participating in a winner-takes-all competition for the grand prize of $2,500.
Santa’s Toy Drive
December 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Franklin Social, 292 Barrow St
Bring the family for a toy drive with Santa in collaboration with New City Kids. The toys will be donated to their after school program.
New York City
ArtWorks Holiday Crafts Fair 2019
December 12 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
ArtWorks at the West Side YMCA, 5 W 63rd St
Shop through over 500 one-of-a-kind pieces at the 41st Annual Holiday Crafts Fair. The works were created by over 39 ArtWorks teachers, assistants, and students who study and work out of the Y’s ArtWorks Studio.
The Wall at Body & Pole Art Opening Show
December 12 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Body & Pole, 115 W 27th St
Enjoy live pole and aerial performances, works by Alexandra Ouriachi, an open bar, and more.
December 13 @ 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Target Wonderland, 70 10th Ave
Play games, enjoy tasty treats, and have fun at the Target Wonderland!
Year End Poetry Reading & Launch Party
December 13 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Brooklyn Rail, 253 36th St
Celebrate the launch of Brooklyn Rail’s December+January double issue with poetry and refreshments!
Daydreamers: An Immersive Dance Show
December 14 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
BAZA Studio, 34-36 West 32nd St
Enjoy an immersive dance show choreographed by Bo Par highlighting to story of becoming an artist. Tickets are available online.
FAD Market: Holiday Pop-up at City Point
December 15 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
City Point Mall, 445 Albee Square
Shop through 120+ designers and artist at this Fashion, Art, and Design marketplace.