This weekend, take advantage of what Jersey City has to offer. Jersey City Ballet and The Garden State Philharmonic are presenting a multi-disciplinary performance of Peter and the Wolf, 902 Brewing Co. will be hosting an event in support of The Veteran Center of Hoboken, and the Liberty State Park Nature Center will be leading a Hike to Caven Point. Plus, there’s comedy, a Community Friendsgiving, and more.

Community Treasures: Giving Back to the Community | Fri., Nov. 17 | 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 Community Treasures was founded in 2011 by Tina Nalls. For more info, go here.

Children’s Craft: Diwali Lantern | Fri., Nov. 17 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Five Corners Branch Library, 678 Newark Ave., Jersey City | Join us at Five Corners for a special children’s program celebrating Diwali! This activity will come with step-by-step instructions that are easy for young learners to follow! Children can engage in a hands-on activity to take park in one of the many unique elements of Diwali! Recommended for ages 5-12. For more info, go here.

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s Jersey City | Fri., Nov. 17; Sat., Nov. 18 | Dorrian’s Red Hand, 555 Washington Blvd., Jersey City | The Laugh Tour Comedy Club Presents live comedy every Friday and Saturday featuring comedians from The Tonight Show, Netflix, America’s Got Talent, TikTok and more! For more info, go here.

November Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Trailblazers Volunteer Day | Sat., Nov. 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | meet at the Liberty State Park Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City | Join the LSP Trailblazers on to help improve our trails by removing invasive weeds and vines from the Richard J. Sullivan Natural Area and performing trail maintenance. For more info, go here.

Adult Flamenco Classes at Performing Arts Workshop | Sat., Nov. 18 | 10:30 a.m. | Performing Arts Workshop, 196 Morgan St., Jersey City | Join us at the Performing Arts Workshop for exhilarating Flamenco Classes! Immerse yourself in the passionate rhythms and intricate footwork of this iconic Spanish dance form. For more info, go here.

Black & White Art Expo | Expo de Arte Blanco y Negro | Sat., Nov. 18 | 12-4 p.m. | Priscilla Gardner Main Library- Biblioteca Criolla, 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City | About the Exposition: Step into a monochromatic world where art transcends color and speaks to the soul. Our talented artists have embraced the timeless beauty of black and white to create stunning works that challenge perception and ignite the imagination. For more info, go here.

Cheers to the Veterans | Sat., Nov. 18 | 12 p.m. | 902 Brewing Co., 101 Pacific Ave., Jersey City | Come out and support our Veterans at 902 Brewing. Salute them with the our Veterans IPA. Lets try to help to stop Veterans Homelessness. Donations from the event will go to support The Veteran Center of Hoboken. For more info, go here.

Jersey City Wine Fest | Sat., Nov. 18 | 1 p.m. | Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson St., Jersey City | Wine Fest is your all access pass to try wines from both local and abroad. Travel the world of wine at the Harborside Atrium. Guests will enjoy wine samples for the session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games. For more info, go here.

Community Friendsgiving | Sat., Nov. 18 | 1-4 p.m. | Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Ave., Jersey City | Having fun times, games, good conversations, sharing experiences for life gratitude. Be thankful and grateful! Lite refreshments! For more info, go here.

Jersey City Ballet Theater and the Garden State Philharmonic present Peter and the Wolf | Sat., Nov. 18 | 3 p.m.; 7 p.m. | Roy Irving Theater, 850 Montgomery St., Jersey City | Join Jersey City Ballet Theater and The Garden State Philharmonic as we present the classic folktale Peter and the Wolf, brought to life through dance, music and live narration. For more info, go here.

The Sacred Comedy™ Show | Sat., Nov. 18 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Sip Studios, 140 Sip Ave., Jersey City | $20.00 – $25.00 | The Comedy Show that’s also a Healing Circle! Sacred Comedy™ is the only show of its kind where wellness and spirituality meets standup comedy. For more info, go here.

Anthony Tamburro Band | Sat., Nov. 18 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | $10 Cover | Anthony Tamburro is a Jersey native, and the influence of the area’s bluesy rock tradition can be felt in the pulse of his debut album, Alaska. But Tamburro’s poignancy is all his own, and we are drawn in to his story teller lyrics. For more info, go here.

JC Tot Trot’23 | Sun., Nov. 19 | 9-10:30 a.m. | My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Jersey City, 252 Ninth St., Jersey City | JCFamilies’ & JC Jersey City Moms Present JC Tot Trot’23 – Fall weather calls for indoor activities, and what can be better for our little ones to enjoy a sunny morning and giggles and laughs? We invite crawlers up to 3 years old to participate in the fun crawls. For more info, go here.

Sound Bath Meditation | Sun., Nov. 19 | 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.

November Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Hike to Caven Point | Sun., Nov. 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | meet in Lot #1 (Liberty State Park), 300 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City | Join us on a leisurely hike to Caven Point Beach and explore the urban and natural shoreline of Upper NY Bay with breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Skyline. We’ll also explore the unique features of Caven Point Beach! For more info, go here.

Riverview Farmers Market: Last Market Day of the Season | Sun., Nov. 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Riverview Fisk Park, 498 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | The last Farmers Market of the 2023 season will be held Sunday, November 19. For more info, go here.

Global Music Series/Slavo Rican Assembly | Sun., Nov. 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Jersey City Theater Center, 165 Newark Ave. (Entrance from Barrow Street), Jersey City | $5.00 – $25.00 | Global Music Series – Slavo Rican Assembly uses the international vocabulary of jazz as a springboard to delve deep into the sounds of their own musical roots. Bomba, salsa, and rumba bump up against Slovenian harvest songs, Bosnian lullabies, and Serbian laments in a musical cocktail that’s 100% New York. 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.