This weekend, check out all of the great events in Jersey City, like Hudson West Fest, Powerhouse Wellness Festival, and Kids Bike Ride Scavenger Hunt. Plus, there’s Jersey City Pier Fest, Free Wine Tasting, and more.

Free Wine Tasting: A Wine By Any Other Name | Fri., Sep. 22 | 5-7 p.m. | CoolVines Powerhouse and CoolVines Grove St., 350 Warren St., Jersey City | | FreeEvery Friday at both Jersey City locations of CoolVines (and one in Newark) we host free wine tastings from 5pm-7pm. This Friday, 9/22, we are collaborating with The Curtain theatre company and promoting their upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come meet the actors who play the leads in the show and taste some free, Shakespeare-inspired wines (21+ for wine tasting, of course). “And in salute, I say: Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people!” For more info, go here.

Jersey City Pier Fest | Fri., Sep. 22 | 6-9 p.m. | J. Owen Grundy Park, 1 Exchange Place, Jersey City | Jersey City Pierfest returns Friday night September 22nd! FREE salsa bands, dance lessons, food trucks too. Plus plenty of room to DANCE on the pier. 6-9 PM on the J. Owen Grundy pier near the Exchange Place PATH station. This Friday: Luisito Quintero y su 3rd Element and Jimmy Bosch LIVE. Dance lessons from Mario B of Salsa On2. For more info, go here.

Nellie Bly: A Chain Around the World | Fri., Sep. 22 | 6 p.m. | Various Locations, Jersey City | Travel around the world with Nellie Bly as she races to beat the record set by the fictional Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days!” On November 14, 1889, The World’s convention- defying reporter set sail from Hoboken NJ on a daring adventure that awed the nation and changed her life forever. Upcoming performances: 9/22: Berry Lane Park 9/23: Van Vorst Park 9/23: Canco Park All performances are FREE and open to the public. For more info, go here.

Cigar and Whiskey Social | Fri., Sep. 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Stork Club Rooftop at Hudson House, 2 Chapel Ave, Jersey City | Each ticket includes 2 drinks, a cigar, and a tasting from Woodinville. Cigars will be available from our partners at Kingmaker. For more info, go here.

Newport Liberty Half Marathon 2023 | Sat., Sep. 23 | 6 a.m.-2 p.m. | Newport Green Park, 14th Street, Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Hudson West Fest – Americana, Folk, Gospel, New Orleans Jazz & Celtic music | Sat., Sep. 23 | 12-10 p.m. | Nimbus Arts Center – Nimbus Dance, 329 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ, Jersey City | This year’s festival continues its diverse musical taste with Americana, Folk, Gospel/Soul, New Orleans Jazz/Brazilian and traditional Celtic music. Along with 10 performing groups, Hudson West Fest has gorgeous stage backdrops – original art creations. Wonderful, homemade foods, including Afghan and Eritrean, will be served and a bar is available for drinks. As always, the popular, free music workshops (with admission) will be presented by the festival’s performing artists. For more info, go here.

Young Adult Movie | Sat., Sep. 23 | 1-3 p.m. | Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Ave, Jersey City | Join us at Five Corners for a special movie screening. On Saturday, September 23d, our Teen movie will be A Silent Voice, an anime film that features a young grad student with a hearing disability. Movies are subject to change. No registration required. For more info, go here.

Jersey City to the Suburbs – Informational Open House | Sat., Sep. 23 | 3-5 p.m. | Gymboree Play & Music of Jersey City, 197 Van Vorst Street, Jersey City | You’re Invited to our ‘Jersey City to the Suburbs’ Open House Event! Join us for a complimentary, family fun, informative day to help navigate the journey of moving from the city to the suburbs. Drop by and chat with our team of real estate professionals to answer any questions you may have about relocating to the New Jersey suburbs. For more info, go here.

ARTIST TALK with Sean 9 Lugo at Deep Space Gallery | Sat., Sep. 23 | 3-6 p.m. | Deep Space Gallery, 77 Cornelison Ave, Jersey City | ARTIST TALK with exhibiting artist Sean 9 Lugo – Join us THIS SATURDAY, from 3-6pm for a late afternoon/early evening visit with exhibiting artist, **Sean 9 Lugo**, who is coming into town to celebrate the closing weekend of his phenomenal solo show, **THE CORNER**. The artist will be in the house to greet you and speak with you about his work. For more info, go here.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations | Sat., Sep. 23 | 6-9 p.m. | Miller Branch, 489 Bergen Ave, Jersey City | Join Biblioteca Criolla and Community Awareness Series (CAS) in our annual commemoration celebrating Latin-American culture and traditions. We will be delighted with the music of folkloric Andean Collective “Grupo San Jose de Newark.” Presenting the spoken word of Rescue Poetix, Poet Laureate of Jersey City. Meet author and speaker: Carlos Aponte. Latino Art Exhibition on display. For more info, go here.

ChillBrown at Fox & Crow | Sat., Sep. 23 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City | $10 Cover (100% for Artist) ChillBrown’s sound is as chill as their name and their members (6 folks of color). They float about the realm of neo-soul, performing a melding of poetry and song to tell the stories you’ll find they’ve written you into. For more info, go here.

Sound Bath Meditation | Sun., Sep. 24 | 10-11 a.m. | Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles St., Jersey City | Join us for an hour of self-care and restoration with a sound bath meditation. For more info, go here.

September Nature Programs at LSP: Low Tide Beach Walk | Sun., Sep. 24 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | meet in Lot #1, 300 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City | Come on out to Liberty State Park for a beach walk and scavenger hunt at Caven Point Beach! For more info, go here.

Riverview Farmers Market | Sun., Sep. 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Riverview Fisk Park, 498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City | For more info, go here.

SocietyX Morning Yoga & Sun Sound Bath Meditation | Sun., Sep. 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. | COLES STREET PARK, 305 COLES STREET, Jersey City | Rise and shine with a burst of positive energy at SocietyX’s enchanting Morning Sun Yoga and Soundbath Meditation event, hosted by the incredible Julia Jovan. For more info, go here.

Powerhouse Wellness Festival | Sun., Sep. 24 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Event Check-in at Asana Soul Practice, 124 1st St., Jersey City | | 55Get ready to recharge your mind, body, and soul at the Powerhouse Wellness Festival on Sun, Sep 24, 2023 starting at 11:00 AM! Check in will begin at Asana Soul Practice (124 1st St. at the corner of 1st and Provost\) at 11am where you can pick up your event wristband and map of participating studios. For more info, go here.

Kids Bike Ride 2023 | Sun., Sep. 24 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Various Locations, Jersey City | ALL ABOARD! This year’s Kids Bike Ride Scavenger Hunt is back to explore Jersey City’s Historic Train Network!   Kids will get to travel our protected bike lanes and learn local history, all while collecting clues to win special prizes! For more info, go here.

“Angel Numbers” Art Pop up | Sun., Sep. 24 | 6-10 p.m. | The pink stop , photo studio and event space , 6 Bleecker street, Jersey City | 🌞9/24/23 Sunday 🌝 5:30pm-10:30pm Join us at @thepinkstopjc for a free community arts event, with a wonderful lineup of local musicians and poets 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.