Memorial Day Weekend is here, and there’s plenty of Jersey City events all weekend long. On Sunday, Fleet Week comes to Liberty State Park, and on Saturday the Community Awareness Series presents Jazz for Malcom X at the library. Plus, there’s comedy, poetry, and more.  

West Bergen Branch Library presents Puzzle Mania

“Come and join us to complete the missing piece.”

  • Friday, May 26
  • 3 to 4:45 p.m.
  • Location: Jersey City Free Public Library West Bergen Branch, 546 West Side Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Games, Family friendly
  • Ongoing event: next Puzzle Mania will be Friday, June 23

Corgi Comedy Club

Local comedians Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard host this monthly show. “Enjoy a unique nightlife experience in a charming, intimate atmosphere that can only be provided at Corgi Spirits.”

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s Jersey City

This weekend at Dorrian’s Red Hand, check out Rich Kiamco’s Laugh Tour Comedy Club, a 2023 Program Grant Award Recipient of the Jersey City Arts & Culture Trust Fund.  

Last chance to see “Don’t Say Other” by Diana Schmertz

This exhibition, presented by Art House Productions, “directly responds to recent events in The United States, like the numerous state laws passed restricting access to books in schools.”

Zero to 90: An Affordable Art Show

This is the fourth affordable art show from SMUSH Gallery, featuring local art of $90 or less. 

Elemental Emotions: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

“Step into the world of Elemental Emotions where Poetry and Artwork tell stories of the Seven Elements as we travel through Thought, Light, Ether, Air, Water, Fire, and Earth.” This special event at Crystal Davis’s “Elemental Emotions” exhibition “will be filled with poetic, lyrical, acoustic, and mixed genre performances.”

Community Awareness Series presents Jazz for Malcom X

“Join us for a tribute to Malcom X, as we honor the life and legacy of one of the leading figures that fought for Human and Civil Rights Featuring the Antoinette Montague Experience.”

White Eagle Hall Presents The Record Company

This Saturday night, The Record Company will be performing at White Eagle Hall. “Their music is influenced by blues musicians like John Lee Hooker, early punk bands likeThe Stooges, and rock bands like The Rolling Stones.” 

James Gibbs III at Fox & Crow

Head to Fox & Crow on Saturday to see James Gibbs III, “James performs many different styles of music including: Straight Ahead Jazz, Classical, Smooth Jazz, Urban Contemporary Music, Latin Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Rock, Blues and many other styles. With his unique style of play, he is guaranteed to keep the audience’s attention, singing, dancing, and vibing to his music.” The $10 cover charge goes directly to the band. 

Liberty State Park Fleet Week Event

This Sunday, the New York Fleet Week festivities will be coming to Liberty State Park. This event will have helicopter demos, search and rescue demos, and the Navy band. 

Indigo Tie Dye Shibori For Beginners

“Students will get to dye an item of their choice and learn how to shibori fold, prep an indigo vat, and laundry instructions.”

Annual Memorial Day Military & Musical Tribute
at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery

Head to The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery on Monday for this annual Memorial Day event. 

Beyoncé Laser Show at Liberty Science Center

“Who run the world? Rock out to Queen Bey’s music like never before at the Beyoncé Laser Show, set to stunning high-tech lasers in the country’s biggest planetarium.” This event is not recommended for children under five years of age. Liberty Science Center will be open for special Monday hours on Memorial Day. 

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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.