Check out our list of great ways to celebrate the upcoming long weekend in Jersey City. There are 4th of July-specific events, like Jersey City’s 4th of July Celebration, and other ways to enjoy the summer season, like New Jersey Symphony’s performance at Liberty State Park, or an insect nature walk. Plus, there’s comedy, drag brunch, and more. 

Nature Walk and Craft: Insects at Liberty State Park

“There’s a lot to learn about the amazing world of insects that some of us don’t even notice! Join our Park Naturalist for a walk to look for some common garden insects and make an insect craft to take home with you!” Attendees must register in advance. 

B. Criolla Presents Summer Learning Program Fun Fridays – Game Day

“Join us, B. Criolla and Summer Learning Program for FUN FRIDAY’S’” | “Únase a nosotros, B. Criolla y el programa de aprendizaje de verano para ‘VIERNES DIVERTIDOS.’”

  • Friday, June 30
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Priscilla Gardner Main Library – Biblioteca Criolla, 472 Jersey Ave. – Fourth Floor
  • Cost: Free
  • Education, Community event, Family friendly
  • Ongoing event: Fridays through mid-August

Light Up the Loop

Note that this event was rescheduled from last week due to a weather cancellation. “Join us for a night of fun, music, and excitement as we Light Up the Loop. Don’t forget to decorate your bikes with dazzling bike lights. This is a one-of-a-kind event that you won’t want to miss!”

Corgi Comedy Club

“Jersey City comedians Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard bring entertainment to the one-and-only Jersey City Distillery! Each month features stand-up comedians from your favorite movies, television shows, podcasts and festivals. Enjoy a unique nightlife experience in a charming, intimate atmosphere that can only be provided at Corgi Spirits.”

Wake-n-Rake Saturdays

“Looking for some Garden Thyme ?
Join us every Saturday after 9 am for a variety of landscaping tasks. From light raking to weed whacking and chopping wood, we have whatever level of support you can give our all-volunteer mission.” 

  • Saturday, July 1
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Giving Back, Nature
  • Ongoing event: every Saturday 

Brunch is a Drag at Jersey Social – Disney Drag Brunch

“Join us on July 1st for Brunch is a Drag – Disney Extravaganza, a magical Disney themed Drag Brunch filled with performances and costumes that will have you thinking you’re in the Most Magical Place on Earth! Featuring performances based on all of your favorite Disney Princesses, Villains, and everything in between!” Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Can’t Dance Fest

“Join us on Saturday, July 1st at Corgi’s from 7pm-12am … Summer vibes will be FLOWING! We will have live bands, lawn games, and local vendors to sweeten the night!” Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Humbletown at Fox & Crow

“Humbletown is a folk/bluegrass duo featuring Morgan Carnes on clawhammer banjo and Dylan Lewis on flatpick guitar and mandolin. The duo primarily writes their own songs in eclectic styles but also plays traditional songs, fiddle tunes, and folk and country covers.”

RAIN OR SHINE Weekend Market at Deep Space Gallery

This Saturday and Sunday, Deep Space Gallery will be hosting an indoor/outdoor RAIN OR SHINE Weekend Market, featuring vendors offering art, drinks, food, books, jewelry, and more. 

New Jersey Symphony at Liberty State Park

“Fans can enjoy the sounds of the Symphony while overlooking the Hudson River with a clear view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty.”

Teen Paint and Sip at the Library

“Join your Five Corners staff and Partners in Prevention with a paint and sip featuring mocktails (non-alcoholic beverages). All materails provided!”

Jersey City’s 4th of July Celebration

The mayor, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs present the City of Jersey City 4th of July Street Festival this Tuesday afternoon at Exchange Place. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m., and there will be a Bike JC valet, Jersey City Night Market vendors, and a bouncy house. 

Celebrate 4th of July at The Atelier Ballroom

Celebrate the holiday at The Atelier Ballroom: “This indoor/outdoor venue is perfect for group gatherings, featuring the best patio in Jersey City to view the NYC fireworks over the Hudson.” There will be food, an open bar, and a DJ. 

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Emily was born and raised in New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in architecture. She has a background in design, public health, radio, and comedy.