Celebrate mom and so much more this weekend in Jersey City. There’s the JCFamilies Mother’s Day Celebration, a Spring planting in Pershing Field Park, and a disco dance party at White Eagle Hall. Plus, there’s live music, comedy, and more.  

1st Annual Opioid Awareness Day

Join the city for this event that will have educational information and personal testimonies around this important issue. 

JCFamilies Mother’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mother’s Day this Friday in Hamilton Park with JCFamilies. There will be music, dance, crafts, and massage therapists. 

NJCU Pop/R&B Ensemble

“The NJCU Pop/R&B Ensemble will be performing a variety of songs dating from the 1960s to the present day. It’s a fun and joyful concert that you won’t want to miss.”

Hudson City Rats at Fox & Crow

This Friday at Fox & Crow, check out Hudson City Rats, who “serve up a healthy dose of primitive, infectious rock ‘n’ roll, with a house-rock.”

White Eagle Hall Presents Gimme Gimme Disco

Head to White Eagle Hall on Friday night for this ABBA-themed disco dance party. 

Jersey City Connects R&B + Hip Hop Music Battle

“Come join us for a night of fun and games at our Music Battle Night!” Music lovers welcome (no performance abilities required). 

  • https://fb.me/e/3cxfZPak9 
  • Friday, May 12
  • 8 p.m.
  • Location: 902 Brewing Co., 101 Pacific Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Music, Games, Drinks

Jersey City Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s

“Join us for this fun-filled family event at one of New Jersey’s most dramatic parks and enjoy the beautiful view of New York City, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.” The Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., and there will be refreshments and prizes. 

Pershing Field Garden Friends Spring Planting

This free event led by Pershing Field Garden Friends “is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together planting, mulching, and weeding throughout Pershing Field Park,” and pizza will be provided. 

Honoring Extraordinary Women in our Community/
Honrando a mujeres extraordinarias de nuestra comunidad

Join us in meeting these five amazing women who will inspire you./Ven a conocer a estas cinco increíbles mujeres que te inspirarán.

  • https://jclibrary.libcal.com/event/10567658 
  • Saturday, May 13
  • 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Biblioteca Criolla, Priscilla Gardner Main Library – Fourth Floor, 472 Jersey Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Community Celebration, Family friendly, Mother’s Day

“Elemental Emotions” Opening Reception at Casa Colombo

“Elemental Emotions” is the first solo exhibition from local artist and poet Crystal Davis, and it is “about a fantastical journey exploring spirituality.” The Opening Reception will have light refreshments and the exhibition will be displayed through Saturday, June 17th. 

Emotionally Inappropriate – Stand Up Comedy at SMUSH Gallery

“A night of emotionally inappropriate stand-up comedy, featuring comedy veterans Rachael Parenta, Hilary Schwartz, and Lois Thompson. Followed by complimentary refreshments.”

Giselle’s Florence Foster Jenkins Schubertiade Review

“As the title suggests, a celebration of music & the arts while parodying the barriers and business that surround them. It is an operatic cabaret featuring a variety of artistic disciplines driven by Giselle Bellas’ somewhat unusual history with music. Audiences will experience a multi-media performance piece featuring classical & contemporary music, dance, and visual arts.”

Mother’s Day DIY Tea Party

One way to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday is at this “fun, social BYOB event” that lets you create a scented candle and your own tea blend. “Take time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends, or simply a way to catch up with yourself!”

Mother’s Day Paint & Sip Special Event

This 21+ Mother’s Day event at Corgi Spirits will have two hours of professionally-guided painting and one complimentary cocktail. 

“Pompeii: The Immortal City” at Liberty Science Center

It’s the last chance to see “Pompeii: The Immortal City”, which closes this weekend. The exhibition “includes the most recent archaeological finds and scientific research. Dozens and dozens of artifacts are staged in a spectacular immersive installation that recreates the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted.”

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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.