Ease into May this weekend with these great events happening here in Jersey City. The Jersey City Craft Beer Fest will be a Liberty State Park, the Hudson County History & Heritage Month Celebration will be at Lincoln Park and the Riverview Farmers Market is back at Riverview Fisk Park. Plus, there’s live music, health and wellness events, and more. 

The Statuary Presents: Reggae Band – 5 OUTA’ 12

The Statuary opens their outdoor concert series this Friday with “a local favorite and true classic reggae band,” 5 OUTA’ 12. There will be Taquitos Mexicanos available for purchase.

Jersey City Craft Beer Fest

“The Ferry terminal at Liberty State Park will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.”

Sip Sessions: Tom Barrett and the Cuts, Sean kiely,
CR & the nones, Cordel

“Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of live music and create lasting memories with friends old and new. Grab your tickets now and get ready for a night you’ll never forget at Sip Sessions!”

Hudson County History & Heritage Month Celebration

“Our annual Hudson County History & Heritage Month Celebration event kicks off May’s festivities by transforming a historic site into a family friendly spot featuring live music, face painting, food, and meet & greets with our incredible local organizations.”

Reiki Qigong For Hypertension and Stress at the JCFPL

Head to the Priscilla Gardner Main Library this Saturday afternoon for this Genesis Reiki Qigong energy exercises class – “increase the vitality of the kidneys, adrenal glands, heart, parasympathetic nervous system, and endocrine system to help with hypertension and stress, and improve vitality, relaxation, being grounded, and feeling refreshed.”

  • https://jclibrary.libcal.com/event/10658516 
  • Saturday, May 6
  • 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Jersey City Free Public Library Priscilla Gardner Main Library, Fourth Floor Multipurpose Room, 472 Jersey Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Health & Wellness

Art on Tap at 902 Brewing Co.

“Join us for the launch of Art on Tap, a new artist collaboration series by 902 Brewing in partnership with Levitate Creative Services and CANVS Art. This series aims to celebrate the local art culture in the community and support local artists by featuring a public mural on a limited run 902 beer label.”

  • https://fb.me/e/2M3HMmWQ8
  • Saturday, May 6
  • 6 p.m.
  • Location: 902 Brewing Co., 101 Pacific Ave.
  • Cost: Free or donation; $25 VIP tickets 
  • Art, Drinks

Lara Taubman at Fox & Crow

Musician Lara Taubman will be performing at Fox & Crow this Saturday night. “Using multi-instrumental choices that inspire her songwriting and singing, she brings the audience a combination of her roots in southwestern Virginia with themes like the gospel, anxiety, hope, death, and overcoming suffering.”

Rising New York Road Runners at the NYRR Newport 5K

The NYRR Newport 5K may be sold out, but registration for this event for children ages 2 to 11 is still available. This event welcomes children “of all abilities who are new to running and physical activity, for non-competitive short dashes.” There will be a festival following the dashes. 

Community Sound Bath Meditation

For “an hour of self-care and restoration with a group guided sound bath meditation,” head to the Grassroots Community Space this Sunday morning. “From this place of pause, you will uncover a renewed inspiration to interact more richly with life!”

Riverview Farmers Market

This Sunday, the Riverview Farmers Market will be opening its season with the first market of 2023.  

Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of Fleetwood Mac

“Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity.”

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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.