This weekend, summer is in full-swing in Jersey City, with Summer Fest, Movies in the Park, and the Goatchella Music Festival. Plus, there’s tipsy yoga, comedy, a swim safety event, and more.   

Goatchella Music Festival for and at
The Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery

This music festival will benefit The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery and feature performances from local musicians like Nizz Sentine and Joy Cleaner.

Liberty State Park Garden Walk and Craft

“Come explore the flowers and gardens of Liberty State Park to discover what lives amongst the dirt and leaves, and then make an insect craft to take home with you.”

  • Friday, July 7
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: meet at the Liberty State Park Green Park Picnic Area, 535 Freedom Way
  • Cost: Free
  • Nature, Family friendly
  • Ongoing event: the next Garden Walk and Craft event will be Friday, July 14

Caricom Flag Raising

The Jersey City West Indian Caribbean American Carnival Association Inc. presents the Caricom Flag Raising Ceremony this Friday afternoon. 

Live Music at Battello: Danielle Illario

On Friday night, Danielle Illario will be bringing an acoustic performance to  the main dining area at Battello.  

Moms Night Out In Jersey City

“Join us for a relaxing evening of hanging out with fellow local moms and friends, just a low-pressure evening and laughter and good times…
Ticket price will include unlimited alcoholic and non-alcohol drinks and light snacks.” There will also be cupcake decorating at this event. 

Movies in the Park: “The Bad Guys” at Columbia Park

A part of Jersey City’s Summer in the City 2023, the Movies in the Park series continues this Friday at Columbia Park with a showing of “The Bad Guys.”  

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s Jersey City

Check out The Laugh Tour Comedy Club this Friday and Saturday at Dorrian’s Jersey City. 

Next Epoch Seed Library – Artist Talk and Nature Walk

“Join us at the Five Corners Library as we welcome the artists behind our summer-long art installation The Next Epoch Seed Library. The artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco will give a presentation and guide a nature workshop and seed harvesting tour, showing participants how to harvest, preserve, and prepare the seeds for inclusion into the Seed Library on location.” Attendees must be 12 years of age or older.

Jacob Tremont with Katy Pinke and Sean Kiely at Fox & Crow

This Saturday night, Jacob Tremont, who “writes and independently produces alternative music with an emo and country influence,” will be performing at Fox & Crow with Katy Pinke and Sean Kiely. 

Tipsy Yoga at ReWax and UnWine Candle Making Experience

“Join us for an afternoon of candle-making, relaxation, and yoga with a trained yogi to help you achieve ultimate zen.” This is a BYOB event, and attendees must bring their own yoga mat, blocks, towel, and water. 

Swim Safety Talk at the Camp Liberty Pool

“Join Gabby Creery Wellness for a poolside chat on Pool Safety and an family swim at the Camp Liberty Pool at 300 Morris Pesin Dr. The talk will begin promptly at 1:30pm and be followed by the family swim!”

Summer Fest Liberty State Park Music Series:
Kevin Hill & Secret Sound

This weekend, Summer in the City, “New Jersey’s Longest Running Concert Series,” kicks off Summer Fest Sundays at Liberty State Park with a jazz rock performance from Kevin Hill & Secret Sound. Attendees who park in the Ferry Parking Lot will have their tickets validated. 

  • Sunday, July 9 (weather permitting: call the Friends of Liberty State Park at 201-792-1993 after 3 p.m. day-of to confirm)
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: The North Cove Field at Liberty State Park, off of Audrey Zapp Drive and behind the Ferry Parking Lot
  • Cost: Free
  • Live Music, Community event, Family friendly
  • Ongoing event: the next Summer Fest event will be Tuesday, July 11

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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.