It’s a special holiday week, and there are so many ways to celebrate here in Jersey City. On Thanksgiving Day, there’s a Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run and a community dinner at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center. Friday is both Native American Heritage Day and Black Friday: 902 Brewing Co. is hosting a special Barrel Aged Stout Tapping event, and Segunda Quimbamba is having a “Heart BEATS for Puerto Rico” celebration at Grace Church Van Vorst. Plus, Saturday is Small Business Saturday, so be sure to get out and shop local businesses. There’s also comedy,live music, and more this weekend. 

Jersey City Turkey Day 5K

Start off your Thanksgiving holiday with this Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run event. This flat course is walker-friendly, and strollers are welcome. 

26th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Join Mo’Hair Foundation/Montiques Techniques and the City of Jersey City for the Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center. Takeaway meals will be served, and there will be live entertainment.

Thanksgiving Meal at Satis Bistro

Satis Bistro will be serving a four-course dine-in Thanksgiving meal including Rum-Spiced Butternut Squash Soup and Roasted Turkey. Reservations are pre-paid. 

Thanksgiving Meal at Bistro La Source

Bistro La Source will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu featuring Warm Goat Cheese Croquette & Autumn Fruit Salad, Goffle Farms Turkey, and Pumpkin Ravioli. 

Black Friday Barrel Aged Stout Tapping at 902 Brewing Co.

Head to 902 Brewing Co. on Friday afternoon for this special Black Friday event. They will be tapping a special 10-month aged stout called “Leave The Gun Take The Cannolli.”

Heart BEATS for Puerto Rico: Festejando con Segunda Quimbamba

On Friday evening, the Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center will be hosting a “celebration of Puerto Rican music la Bomba, la Plena, y la Salsa, complete with desserts, a bar, artist vendors, dancing, and more.” 

Corgi Spirits Comedy Club

This Friday night, Local comedians Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard will be hosting this standup comedy show at Corgi Spirits. 

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s JC

Head to Dorrian’s Red Hand this weekend for standup comedy from the Laugh Tour Comedy Club. Dinner is available during the event. 

It’s a Disco Christmas at The Backyard

Get into the holiday spirit on Saturday evening at The Backyard. This event is BYOB and dinner is not included. 

back to BACK TO BLACK: Amy Winehouse Celebration

On Saturday night, this celebration of Amy Winehouse at White Eagle Hall will feature a 12-piece band and the “Back to Black” album played in its entirety. 

Happy Gaali-Giving Comedy Show at Emma’s

The Happy Gaali-Giving Comedy Show will be at Emma’s this Saturday evening. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. 

Christine Santelli and Heather Hardy at Fox & Crow

Blues Hall of Famers Christine Santelli and Heather Hardy will be playing new songs at Fox & Crow this Saturday. 

End Of The World Album Release Party

On Saturday night, 512 Quantum Sound will be hosting the release party for Beemurk’s new album “End of the World.” 

Golden Child Meet & Live Grand America Tour at White Eagle Hall

K-pop group Golden Child will be at White Eagle Hall this Sunday evening. 

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Emily Scott

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, and comedy, and she's also a producer...