This weekend, Jersey City Art Week is taking over, with Art Fair 14C, the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, and Mana Contemporary Open Studios. Plus, there’s live music, a spooky library hunt, and more.

Community Treasures: Giving Back to the Community | Fri., Oct. 13 | 12 p.m. | 1704 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City | EVERYTHING IS FREE – Free clothes, shoes, and more for the community – Giving Back to the Community every Friday For more info, go here.

Art Fair 14C | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sun., Oct. 15 | CRRNJ Terminal Building, Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City | $0.00 – $250.00 | The 5th edition of Art Fair 14C is the unmissable event of the Fall with artists, galleries and arts organizations under one roof. View and buy art from hundreds of artists – regional, national and international – in the stunning CRRNJ Terminal Building in Liberty State Park For more info, go here.

A Children’s Library Hunt: A Spooky Hunt! | Fri., Oct. 13 | 2:45-4 p.m. | Marion Branch Library, 1017 West Side Ave., Jersey City | A prize will be given to the first child to solve the hunt! For more info, go here.

34th Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sun., Oct. 15 | Art 150, 157A First St., Jersey City | Free | A citywide visual arts event, part of Jersey City Art Week and run by Art Fair 14C. Open studios and galleries, group shows, and more. For more info, go here.

QUALIA-You Matter to Me/Immersive Cinematic Art Installation | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sun., Oct. 15 | Jersey City Theater Center, 339 Newark Ave., Jersey City | Free | QUALIA – You Matter to Me Immersive Cinematic Art Installation Directed by Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger Music and Sound Design by Nana Simopoulos With the participation of Catherine Correa. October 13th Conversation with artists. “Qualia” is an immersive video and sound installation about our longing for connection to nature through consciousness, awareness, and agency. For more info, go here.

Friday the 13th Vendors Event | Fri., Oct. 13 | 6-11 p.m. | Warehouse, 15 Wilkinson Ave., Jersey City | $5.00 | Join us on 10.13.23 for a Vendors Event! Come out and support local small businesses! We will have music, drinks, spooky treats and shops, Friday the 13th tattoos and tarot card readings! For more info, go here.

JCAST “Sidewalk Stories” | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sun., Oct. 15 | Museum Of Jersey City History, 298 Academy St., Jersey City | Free | Join us for a captivating art experience as we present “Sidewalk Stories,” a solo exhibition by the talented artist Nathalie Kalbach at the Museum of Jersey City History. For more info, go here.

Opening Reception of “I Prefer Not To” | Fri., Oct. 13 | 6-9 p.m. | Art150 Gallery, 157A First St., 2nd Floor, Jersey City | Free| I Would Prefer Not To… a group show opening at the Art150 gallery on October 13, 2023 during the 34th Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST) curated by Kele McComsey, Director of Mana Contemporary. The phrase “I would prefer not to” may be one of the most indelible spoken lines in American literature. For more info, go here.

In Full Color 2023: Music, Poetry & Stories by Women & Femmes of Color | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sat., Oct. 14 | 6:45 p.m. | The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St., Jersey City | In Full Color makes its in-person return with its seventh season! Our new annual theatrical show features 12 new stories, poems & songs by a diverse cast of women, femmes & TGNC folx of color. The IFC2023 cast will explore feminine power, ancestral roots, asexuality, Jainism, mental health, dating while bleu, family, ECT, an ode to the Heights, the many shapes of grief, revolution, self-love and more. For more info, go here.

World Mental Health Fundraiser/ Film Screening | Fri., Oct. 13 | 7-10 p.m. | Carrington’s Village, 459 MLK Dr., Jersey City | $10.00 | On October 13th for World Mental Health. Not only that, but it is also the screening of my new documentary “This Journal Called Life.”  The short documentary is about my life and my mental health journey.  This event is a fundraiser for mental health. For more info, go here.

The Curtain presents Romeo & Juliet | Fri., Oct. 13 – Sun., Oct. 15 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Nimbus Arts Center, 329 Warren St., Jersey City, NJ, Jersey City | $25.00 | Beloved by audiences for centuries, ROMEO & JULIET tells the unforgettable story of generational divides, forbidden love, and star-crossed fates. Set at the dawn of the Jazz Age, this diverse and star-studded production of the timeless classic features some of Shakespeare’s most breathtaking language and poetry For more info, go here.

JC Kids Run 2023 | Sat., Oct. 14 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | J. Owen Grundy Park, Hudson Street, Jersey City | Jersey City Kids Run 2023 Calling all KIDS from 1 to 13 years for The JC Kids Run in Jersey City on Saturday, October 14th, 2023. We are so excited to bring back this event! JC Kids Run is an annual event where kids between the ages of 1-13 participate in a fun and energetic race through a course at Exchange Place with beautiful views of NYC Skyline. And this year, we are featuring a time slot for kids with special needs again. The dedicated time slot will be the first one in the day, allowing kids with special needs to run before it gets too crowded and noisy. For more info, go here.

Friends of Lincoln Park Nature Walk & Meditation | Sat., Oct. 14 | 10 a.m. | Lincoln Park West, West Park Drive (enter from Lincoln Park – Lakeview Drive), Jersey City | Free | Friends of Lincoln Park Present Nature Walk & Sound Bath Meditation. Guided Tour : 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Meditation Work shop: 12 p.m.-1 p.m., “Family Sound Bath Meditation” workshop led by Sage Map Energy & Wellness For more info, go here.

Team Walker’s Farmers Market | Sat., Oct. 14 | 10-11 a.m. | Dr. Lena Edwards Park (Rain Location: Team Walker Learning Center), Jersey City | We recommend attendees to arrive early as the fresh produce flies off the tables due to high demand. Team Walker’s FREE Fresh Produce Distribution allows low-income families to have an opportunity like everyone else to eat healthily. For more info, go here.

Washington Park Pavement Art Festival 2023 | Sat., Oct. 14 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Washington Park, 662 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Plaque Unveiling – Society of Colonial Wars of New Jersey | Sat., Oct. 14 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Priscilla Gardner Main Library – New Jersey Room, 472 Jersey Ave., 3rd Floor, Jersey City | The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey has been placing historical plaques commemorating New Jersey’s colonial history in every county. For more info, go here.

Doll Play Made Me Gay | Sat., Oct. 14 | 3-6 p.m. | Roman Nose Event Space, 123 Newark Ave., Jersey City | Free | Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon learning about Queer muse and pop culture phenomenon Barbie and her friends including Gay Bob, “Gay Ken” and Ken’s “Buddy” Alan. For more info, go here.

JCAST – Closing Reception | Sat., Oct. 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library, 275 M.L.K. Dr., Jersey City | Open Gallery For more info, go here.

Disco In The Park | Sat., Oct. 14 | 6-10 p.m. | Van Vorst Park, Barrow Street side of the Park, Jersey City | Free | Join the Van Vorst Park Association for our annual Disco in the Park featuring DJ Marvilous. This family-friendly event will include dancing, food and beverages. Disco attire is encouraged. And we’ll honor the life of beloved volunteer Jeff Schwind. For more info, go here.

White Eagle Hall Presents The Mission UK, Deja Vu Tour | Sat., Oct. 14 | 7 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | British Post-Punk legends The Mission (UK), Chameleons, and Theatre of Hate For more info, go here.

Sid Whelan Trio with Support from Nathan Xander | Sat., Oct. 14 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | $10 Cover | Songwriter, guitarist & singer Sid Whelan along with bassist Trevor Bridgewater and drummer Robert Weiss return to Fox & Crow for the first time since a covid-induced hiatus, to perform such crowd favorites such as One More Cup o’ Joe, Midnight in the Country and Too Cold Ohio Blues, as well a crop of new songs that the JC fans haven’t sung along to yet, but soon will! For more info, go here.

October Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Fabulous Fungi | Sun., Oct. 15 | 10-11 a.m. | meet at the Liberty State Park Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City | Come to Liberty State Park to discover the hidden world of the often overlooked fungi and learn all about these unusual organisms. Please dress to be outdoors. For more info, go here.

Sound Bath Meditation | Sun., Oct. 15 | 10-11 a.m. | Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles St., Jersey City | $20.00 | Join us for an hour of self-care and restoration with a sound bath meditation. For more info, go here.

JCPC 6th Annual JCASTKids Celebration | Sun., Oct. 15 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Lincoln Park, Jersey City, West Side Ave & Lincoln Park, Jersey City | Free|Join us for the Jersey City Parks Coalition 6th Annual JCASTKids Celebration – West Side Community Alliance. Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market, free Family Fall Fun and more…. For more info, go here.

Mana Contemporary Fall Open Studios: Fashion Swap Brunch | Sun., Oct. 15 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City | $10 entrance fee | Bring your clothing to swap For more info, go here.

Mana Contemporary Open Studios | Sun., Oct. 15 | 12-6 p.m. | Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City | Free | Studio Artists – New Exhibitions – Children’s Workshops –  Musical PerformancesEngage with artists, curators, gallerists and other art enthusiasts! Mana Contemporary Open Studio entrance is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Our Mana Artist Community is looking forward to meeting you! The following artists will have their doors open to engage and talk about their art.  Maps will be available on-site. For more info, go here.

Candle Creation and Conversations | Sun., Oct. 15 | 1-6 p.m. | Vanilla Skies Event Space, 930 Newark Ave., Ground Floor, Jersey City | $40.00 – $50.00 | Enjoy a delightful and immersive candle-making workshop hosted by Roi Noir Candle Co. During this workshop participants will be hands on as they learn the basics of candle making. 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.