This weekend, Jersey City has fun events for everyone to enjoy. There’s Jersey City Fest, Movies on the Pier, and Summer Fest at Liberty State Park. Plus, there’s comedy, a community open run, Pride events, and more.

Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Garden Walk and Craft | Fri., Jul. 28 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | meet at the Green Park Picnic Area (Liberty State Park), 535 Freedom Way, Jersey City | 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. For more info, go here.

Adult Book Swap Adult Read (Summer Learning Program) | Fri., Jul. 28 | 12-2 p.m. | West Bergen Branch Library, 546 West Side Ave, Jersey City | Please join us for our Book Swap Adult Read! Bring in your favorite book or library book and swap out for a new book. Light refeshments will be served. For more info, go here.

B. Criolla Presents Summer Learning Program Fun Fridays | Fri., Jul. 28 | 3-4:30 p.m. | PGML-Biblioteca Criolla, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City | Join us, B. Criolla and Summer Learning Program for “FUN FRIDAY’S” Movie day’s are on July 14, 28 and August 11. Game Day’s are June 30, July 7, 21 and August 4. Únase a nosotros, B. Criolla y el programa de aprendizaje de verano para “VIERNES DIVERTIDOS.” Los días de cine son el 14 y 28 de Julio y el 11 de Agosto. Los días de juegos son el 30 de Junio, el 7 y el 21 de Julio y el 4 de Agosto. For more info, go here.

2000 Bananas: A JCAST Fundraiser | Fri., Jul. 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Evening Star Studio, 11 Monitor St, Jersey City | A ridiculously fun, collaborative event to help fund the 2023 Jersey City Art and Studio Tour operating costs. “2000 Bananas” will consist of hand-painted or glazed ceramic bananas. For more info, go here.

Jersey City Fest | Fri., Jul. 28 | 6 p.m. | Lincoln Park, 1 County Road 605, Jersey City | Join us Thursday, July 20th – Sunday, July 30th, for FOOD, RIDES, and GAMES at the Jersey City Fest at Lincoln Park. For more info, go here.

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club | Fri., Jul. 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. | The Laugh Tour Comedy Club @ Dorrian’s, 555 Washington Blvd. , Jersey City | The Laugh Tour Comedy Shows: featuring comedians from The Tonight Show, Netflix, America’s Got Talent, TikTok and more! For more info, go here.

Movies on the Pier: Shazam | Fri., Jul. 28 | 8-9 p.m. | J. Owen Grundy Park, Hudson Street, Jersey City | This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own chair. There will be food and drink onsite available for purchase. We hope to see you! For more info, go here.

Jersey City Restaurant Week Summer 2023 | Fri., Jul. 28 | Jersey City, Jersey City | Dining heats up in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the US with the return of Jersey City Restaurant Week this Summer 2023 The Jersey City Restaurant Association (JCRA) is hosting its annual Summer Restaurant Week July 15th-28th. For more info, go here.

Canco Park Teen & Family Pride | Sat., Jul. 29 | 10 a.m. | Canco Park, 47 Dey St, Jersey City | Canco Park Conservancy and Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival invite you to join us for Drag Queen Story Hour and Singalong with Harmonica Sunbeam! For more info, go here.

Music Festival at Miller Branch Library | Sat., Jul. 29 | 3-5 p.m. | Miller Branch, 489 Bergen Ave, Jersey City | Join Us! For Music Lovers R&B Soul. For more info, go here.

LIJJN Challenge Series 11 | Sat., Jul. 29 | 4 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | | 45LIJJN Challenge Series 11 presented by Holdfast Fight Gear will take place July 29th. 30 jiu jitsu matches under the IBJJF rule set. For more info, go here.

Lauren Rosato at Fox & Crow | Sat., Jul. 29 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City | $10 cover to Artist Lauren Rosato is a Jersey City-based singer-songwriter. For more info, go here.

Open Run at Lincoln Park | Sun., Jul. 30 | 9 a.m. | Lincoln Park, Jersey City | NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-supported running initiative – bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks. For more info, go here.

Move N Groove House Music & Dance event | Sun., Jul. 30 | 4-9 p.m. | J. Owen Grundy Park, Hudson Street, Jersey City | Hosted by the Move N’ Groove/ Listen & Move Collective of artists & educators, we provide everything you need to express yourself through dance. For more info, go here.

Fade To Black – Pride Edition | Sun., Jul. 30 | 5-10 p.m. | Six26, 128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City | You are invited to the Pride Kickoff Edition of NJ’s ONLY afterwork mixer for SGL Men of Color. Great Vibes, camaraderie, connections…and cocktails. For more info, go here.

Summer Fest Liberty State Park Music Series | Sun., Jul. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Liberty State Park, North Cove Field, Jersey City | For more info, go here.

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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.