There’s so much to do and to celebrate this weekend in Jersey City. There’s the African Cultural Arts Juneteenth Family Festival, Family Day at Lincoln Park West, and the Jersey City Art and Music Festival. Plus, there’s a special Father’s Day-themed beer at 902 Brewing Co., an outdoor movie at Hamilton Park, and more.   

Movies in the Park: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Head to Hamilton Park this Friday for a showing of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel.”

Family Day at Lincoln Park West

“Friends of Lincoln Park along with the Hudson County Improvement Authority, Jersey City Birds and Flora Athens would like to invite you to a day of exploration at Lincoln Park West’s Nature Trail. There will be birdwatching with our local expert Lorraine Freeney and guided tour of the Nature Trail guided by Hudson County Improvement Authority staff. While exploring, we invite the family to collect small pieces of nature and our Nature therapist, Athena Toledo founder of Flora Athens will help you create your very own work of art. Art supplies will be distributed as long as they last.”

Brunch is a Drag at Jersey Social

“Join us on June 17th as we kickoff DRAG BRUNCH at Jersey Social every Saturday this summer! Each week, we’ll feature NEW themes, NEW performers, and NEW shows that’ll be sure to have you dancing in your seats!”

African Cultural Arts Juneteenth Family Festival

Organized by City of Jersey City, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Jersey City Free Public Library, Jersey City’s African Cultural Arts Juneteenth Family Festival will have food, live music and dance, and face painting. 

JCAM – Jersey City Art and Music Festival

“Join us at the Modera Rooftop and enjoy a summer evening with a boost of music, art, food & wine!” There will be performances throughout the event and an art auction at 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 17
  • 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Modera Rooftop, 350 Warren St.
  • Cost: $25
  • Live Music, Art, Eat & Drink

spirit of INDIA – A Dance Show

“SHIAMAK USA presents, spirit of INDIA, celebrating the 75th year of India’s Independence with a musical spectacular that takes the audiences through the rich history and diverse culture through the magic of music and dance. A celebration of India’s spirituality, mythology, colorful festivals, flamboyant weddings, magnificent music, exhilarating dances and of course Bollywood, this production manifests the true spirit of this multi-cultural nation.”

Maidin, Lady Ze with Annalyse and Ryan at Fox & Crow

This Saturday night at Fox & Crow, check out a multi-artist lineup featuring Lady Ze, Maidin, and Annalyse & Ryan.  

OceanXperience at Liberty Science Center

Check out the premier of this premium exhibition at Liberty Science Center: “Climb aboard an interactive replica of OceanXplorer, the most advanced research ship in the world!” 

“Horseshoe Empire” at the Museum of Jersey City History

This weekend is the last chance to catch “Horseshoe Empire” at the Museum of Jersey City History, “A provocative play about Jersey City’s most notorious mayor.”

Barre3 in the Park

“Barre In the Park is back for this summer! Join us for a fun outdoor barre class and move together!” This class supports a partial donation to the Friends of Van Vorst Park. 

Juneteenth Unity Ride and Celebration

“The Juneteenth Unity Ride & Celebration will take place on June 18th 2023, at Mary McLeod Bethune Park. This event will feature a series of black singers, poets, writers, speakers, entrepreneurs, entertainers, businessmen and businesswomen.  Our mission is to foster a culture of togetherness to instill pride and excellence within the community.  The celebration will also include food vendors, merchandise vendors, and a children’s area.”

Daddy Daycare IPA at 902 Brewing Co.

Celebrate Father’s Day with this special dad-themed beer at 902 Brewing Co. “Whether you’re the master of dad jokes or king of the grill, we’ve brewed this beer with you in mind.”

All About Us Juneteenth Festival

“Celebrating the African-American culture through music, history, heritage, and education all in one. This is a celebration of the past, present, and future of Juneteenth.”

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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.