Sound Bath Meditation at Grassroots Community Space

This weekend, Jersey City is packed with a variety of outdoor events, Jersey City Pride, live music, and more.

August Nature Programs at LSP: Monarch Magic! | Fri., Aug. 18 | 10-11 a.m. | meet at the Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City | Come on out to Liberty State Park and get up close and personal with the monarch butterfly! We’ll learn all about the life cycle, feeding habits, and migration journey of this amazing little insect! For more info, go here.

Frozen Friday!!! at Miller Branch Library | Fri., Aug. 18 | 1-2 p.m. | Miller Branch, 489 Bergen Ave, Jersey City | There’s nothing like a cold snack on a hot day! Stop by Miller Branch to grab & enjoy a snow cone. (Children Only) For more info, go here.

Michael John Ciszewski: LOVEFOOL | Fri., Aug. 18 | 7 p.m. | Jersey City Theater Center, 339 Newark Ave, Jersey City | Join us for this special Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival presentation of LOVEFOOL starring Jersey City’s own Michael John Ciszewski. For more info, go here.

Pride Shows @ The Laugh Tour Comedy Club | Fri., Aug. 18 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Dorrian’s, 555 Washington Blvd, Jersey City | The Laugh Tour Comedy Club  is Jersey City’s only full-time comedy club, located inside Dorrian’s Red Hand @ Newport PATH. Featuring comedians from Tonight Show, Comedy Central, TikTok and more. For more info, go here.

MOVIES ON THE PIER – Antman & Wasp: Quantumania | Fri., Aug. 18 | 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.

Commemoration of the Battle of Paulus Hook | Sat., Aug. 19 | 11 a.m. | foot of Washington Street, to the SE corner of Paulus Hook Park, Jersey City | The commemoration of the Battle of Paulus Hook is coming on Saturday, August 19 at 11AM. For more info, go here.

Phoenix Ensemble Inc presents “The Silver Players” | Sat., Aug. 19 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Earl A Morgan Auditorium, Jersey City | For more info, go here.

8th Annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl | Sat., Aug. 19 | 3-10 p.m. | Jersey City | The Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl, hosted by Joe Divittorio, is back in its 8th year! Join us as we take a walking tour through downtown Jersey City, with stops at four local bars! For more info, go here.

Rugburn at Fox & Crow | Sat., Aug. 19 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City | $10 Cover Rugburn is a high-energy funk/rock group from New Brunswick, NJ that takes their listeners from Funkytown all the way to Flavortown with their adventurous improvisations and tight grooves, keeping things fresh from beginning to end of the set. For more info, go here.

Gringo’s 90’s Day-Glo Pride Party | Sat., Aug. 19 | 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. | Gringo’s, 12 Coles Street, Jersey City | Booyah! Do you “Believe” in love? Are you a “Barbie Girl”? Gringo’s is bringing it back to the 90’s. Let’s Glo crazy!!! Wear your best gear, show off your bling and or neon colors. For more info, go here.

August Nature Programs at LSP: Explore the Hudson River Estuary | Sun., Aug. 20 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | meet in Lot #1, 300 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City | Join us on a hands-on adventure to Caven Point Beach where we will explore the amazing wildlife of the Hudson River Estuary. For more info, go here.

Sound Bath Meditation | Sun., Aug. 20 | 10-11 a.m. | Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles St., Jersey City | | 20*Join us for an hour of self-care and restoration with a sound bath meditation. 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.