The weekends have finally calmed down enough for us to resume our top events to attend on our break from the work week! This week has already started off very strong with the beginning of Jersey City Fashion Week and the Golden Door Film Festival there’s oh-so-much great stuff going on. To celebrate the start of fall you should all brace yourselves for an exciting murder cabaret, one last BBQ festival, an evening of poetry, a lunar eclipse and so much more.
Our Event Calendar is sporting nearly 40 events this weekend so if you’re looking for something more in your neck of the woods make sure to check there!
1. The Golden Door International Film Festival
September 24th @ 2:00PM – September 26th @ 7:00PM
Merseles Studios, 339-345 Newark Ave., Jersey City
To all filmgoers—this is your chance to catch some really great and upcoming films! Get your popcorn ready and make sure you’re all set for The Golden Door International Film Festival.
September 24th @ 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Modern Family Dentistry, 551 Jersey Ave., Jersey City
Modern Family Dentistry will be celebrating their 1st year in business and everyone is invited! This month marked their first year of being #RootedInJC and so they will be throwing a party. There will be games, opportunities to schedule cleanings for October, and a bunch of great prizes to win!
3. Hair and Makeup Show
September 24th @ 6:00PM
Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St., Jersey City
When you’re working on getting the right side of fashion you always have to have good makeup. Makeup and hair have become so popular in the fashion industry that it is skillful art that only the best of the best can find themselves in runway shows around the world. Spruce up for the Hair and Makeup show, part of Jersey City Fashion Week 2015 and get ready to be blown away.
4. The Mysterious A Capella Murder Cabaret
September 24th @ 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Art House Productions, 136 Magnolia Ave., Jersey City
We all love a great murder mystery, especially a Mysterious A Cappella Murder Cabaret. So if you’re a sleuth put your cap on and get ready to look for clues. Leave nothing left unturned and play very close attention.
5. Candles, Cocktails, and Conversations
September 25th @ 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Wax Kandy, 140 Sip Ave., Jersey City
Wax Kandy invites you to “Candles, Cocktails, and Conversations,” where you can create your own candles will sipping and socializing. You can also participate in personalizing your own wine glasses; they’ll come in handy as the weather gets colder!
6. Falling Leaves: Poetry, Prose, and Song
September 25th @ 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Do You Tea?, 942 Summit Ave., Jersey City
$16 (Suggested Donation)
Are the leaves starting to fall already? September 21st marked the first day of fall and with the weather chilling down towards the end of the night poetry and tea do sound like a pretty good thing to relax to. Join The Pershing Field Garden Friends at WHOS Bakery, Do You Tea?, and Bloombury Sq. for a wonderful evening of Poetry, Prose, and Song. All donations will fund the betterment of the Pershing Field Garden.
7. School of Fashion Children’s Fashion Event & Creative Runway: Young Designers Contest
September 25th @ 6:00PM – 8:00PM
New Jersey City University, 2039 J. F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City
Children are the way of the future. Join NJCU for Jersey City Fashion week as these creative minds showcase their work on the runway! The Young Designers Contest will feature the work of Karryn Russo, Anisha Bright, Victoria Gibbs and more.
8. 6th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival
September 26th @ 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Hamilton Park, Jersey City
The last BBQ of the season will be held at Hamilton Park for the 6th Annual super savory and charcoal-smelling Hamilton Park BBQ Festival! All are welcome to gather at this glorious hub for some grilled grub. Great vendors, cocktails, and friends, what more could you ask for?
9. Jersey City Irish Festival
September 26th @ 11:00AM – 10:00PM
1 Exchange Place, Jersey City
Put on a little green and make sure you head down to the Jersey City Irish Festival this weekend! The event will begin promptly at 11:00AM and will feature tons of great food, brews, and will featuring bands such as The Irish Flames Band, Bangers and Mash and The Narrowbacks. Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in September!
10. Victory Jones LIVE @ Transmission
September 26th @ 9:00PM
Transmission, 150 Bay St., Jersey City
Saturday night is always a great night for dancing and music. Join Transmission for a FREE LIVE concert with Victory Jones! There will be NO COVER with music by DJ SolDeep and a special performance by the Illustrious Blacks.
11. First Ever Jersey City West Side Chili Cook Off
September 27th @ 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Lincoln Park, Jersey City
The beginning of fall also means it’s time to whip out the big guns and make some darn good chili. Head down to Lincoln Park and check out the First Ever Jersey City West Side Chili Cook Off as part of the Farmers Market.
12. Lunar Mania
September 27th @ 7:00PM – 10:47PM
Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
This weekend’s most exciting event (coming from an astronomy buff) is fast approaching and it’s going to be a blast. With nearly 500 already set to attend this stellar Milky Way phenomenon there is still room for more! This will be the last time in the next two years that the east coast will be able to see a total lunar eclipse. What makes this one so great? It’ll be at the Liberty Science Center with food, friends, a Milky Way Martini toast, it’s BYOT (bring your own telescope) and stargazes will get to see a rare Super Blood Moon. Be ready to touch some moon rocks and enjoy Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” laser show, most of all – get your tickets now! You don’t want to miss this. Rain or shine the eclipse will be visible.