There’s a lot to celebrate this weekend, and Jersey City has something for everyone. On Super Bowl Sunday, Hudson Hound and The Ashford will both be having special game day menus. Black History Month is also underway, and it’s not too early to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Plus, there’s live music, a fundraising gala, and more.   

Children’s Black History Art Workshop

Join Mr. Mansa Mussa from the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Community Awareness Series who will be leading this Black History Month children’s art workshop. 

Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads

This Friday night, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads will be “re-imagining and infusing fresh life into the Talking Heads’ classic catalog with his high octane mix of roots reggae, ska and lover’s rock (aka “romantic reggae”).” 

Kennedy Dancers Presents: Bare Soles Cafe Open Mic Night

Join The Kennedy Dancers for their open mic fundraiser event this Friday evening. “An evening of dance, music, spoken word, and visual arts!”

The Jersey City Record Riot – Winter Indoor Edition

The Jersey City Record Riot is back, and this time it’s indoors at Pet Shop. “Punk, hip hop, indie rock, classic rock, metal and more.”

GCW/JCW Present The Jersey J-Cup

This Saturday, White Eagle Hall will be hosting this two-parter wrestling event. “This prestigious tournament features the very best in Independent wrestlers from around the world vying for in-ring supremacy.”

Monkey Love at Iron Monkey

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Iron Monkey this Saturday at their “Monkey Love” event, featuring a special menu and cocktails.

The Nimbus Rose Gala: A Fundraiser for Nimbus’
Artistic & Educational Programs

The Nimbus Rose Gala will be a “Back-Tie Creative” event and an “elegant affair with drinks, light bites, good company, silent and live auctions, & of course, plenty of dancing!”

“The You Voice” Special Performance

This event will be celebrating the close of Mana Contemporary’s showing of Derrick Belcham’s “The You Voice,” and will feature a dance and music performance based on the exhibition. 

Jersey City Brewsology Beer Fest

“The Brewsology Beer Festival will take place at the Liberty Science Center for a one of a kind experience — a night at the museum! The event will feature dozens of local and domestic breweries, sampling over 150 beers.”

Nick Dunbar and Sad Cowboy at Fox & Crow

This Saturday night, Nick Dunbar and Sad Cowboy will be playing at Fox & Crow. “In Nick’s captivating debut solo album he creatively intertwines the classic Western swing and Honky Tonk sounds of greats like Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb with the country western traditions of Merl Haggard and Willie Nelson.”

Women’s Self-love Soirée

This event, “for women (women identifying individuals) who want to enter the month of love with community, healing and self-love,” will feature a sweet grass cleansing, a sound bowl healing session, and open heart yoga. 

Fabulous Fungi at Liberty State Park

Attendees are invited to this Liberty State Park Nature Center event “to discover the hidden world of the often overlooked fungi and learn all about these unusual organisms.” This event is not recommended for children under four years of age. 

Live Jazz at Corgi Spirits

This Sunday, Jonathan Kirschner will be bringing jazz to Corgi Spirits. “Sit back in the comfort of our lounge and enjoy a cocktail as he cranks out a few sessions and shows us what Jazz is all about.”

Super Bowl LVII at Hudson Hound

For the Super Bowl this Sunday, head to Hudson Hound for their special game-day menu, featuring wings and Irish nachos.

Super Bowl Sunday at The Ashford

The Ashford will be having Super Bowl Sunday specials like $15 domestic pitchers and $25 sampler platters.

Photo by Jean-Daniel Francoeur

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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.