Earth Day is this weekend, and Jersey City has many ways to celebrate, like a festival at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, a JCFPL park cleanup, and a Jersey City Parks Coalition celebration. Plus, this weekend there’s the Jersey City Marathon & Half Marathon, an international darts competition, live music, comedy, and more. 

Cross-Border Darts Challenge: USA vs. Canada

This weekend, White Eagle Hall will be hosting “the best darts players on the continent for the inaugural Cross-Border Darts Challenge, presented by Championship Darts Corporation,” and known as “the biggest party in sports!” 

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s Jersey City

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club has four shows at Dorrian’s Red Hand this weekend, “featuring comedians from The Tonight Show, Netflix, America’s Got Talent, TikTok and more!”

Celebrate Mother Earth Festival at the
Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

This special Earth Day event at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery will have a petting zoo, eco-friendly vendors, and live music. 

JCPC Earth Day Celebration at Lincoln Park

Join the Jersey City Parks Coalition for this annual Earth Day event featuring a drawing instruction workshop, scavenger hunts, and birdwatching. 

JC Baby Fair in Downtown Jersey City

The JCFamilies Baby Fair is this Saturday and will have resources and information for new and expecting parents. Attendees must register in advance. 

J.W. Wakeman P.S. #6 Fundraiser at 902 Brewing Co.

This event at 902 Brewing Co. will help raise funds for new playground equipment at J.W. Wakeman P.S. #6 with music, a raffle, and homemade brews. 

  • Saturday, April 22
  • 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 902 Brewing Co., 101 Pacific Ave.
  • Cost: $20 suggested donation
  • Giving Back, Drinks

Spring Buds Walk at Liberty State Park

“Take a closer look at the twigs on trees and you may see the first signs of change – buds! On this walk, we’ll learn about what’s inside these buds and how they form into the new growth of trees.” This event is not recommended for children under four years of age. Attendees must register in advance.

JCFPL Earth Day Cleanup at Audobon Park

Join the Jersey City Free Public Library for this special Earth Day cleanup event. Attendees must register in advance.

  • Saturday, April 22
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: meet at Jersey City Free Public Library Earl Morgan Branch, 1841 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  • Cost: Free
  • Earth Day, Giving Back, Family friendly

Crescendo: 2023 NJCU BFA Exhibition – Opening Reception

New Jersey City University’s BFA exhibition opens this Saturday and features “a diverse output of artworks from clay sculpture to digital illustration.” Attendees must register in advance.

DMB Tribute by Jared Jones Band at 902 Brewing Co.

The Jared Jones Band will be playing a Dave Matthews Band tribute show at 902 Brewing Co. this Saturday. “The setlist will be sure to feature classic fan favorites along with deep tracks and Dave solo tunes,” and there will be a special DMB-themed beer.  

All My Sons at Fox & Crow

All My Sons, “an Americana soul rock collective from NYC, bringing classic dual guitars and full harmonies to all original tunes,” will be playing at Fox & Crow this Saturday night. 

Jersey City Marathon & Half Marathon

This Sunday is the Jersey City Marathon & Half Marathon, and while there is a waitlist to participate as a runner, there are still open volunteer spots.   

NJCU Choral Concert

“Featuring the NJCU Concert Chorale under the direction of Dr. Robert Prowse, the program will center around the Requiem of John Rutter. Rutter’s inspiring and uplifting music is a cross between classical and popular styles, on traditional Latin and English texts.”

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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.