This Weekend - White Eagle Hall Presents: Eric Gales

This weekend, explore all that Jersey City has to offer. There's the Jersey City Black Business Market, a Dominican Republic Independence celebration, an Arts on Bergen Indian music event, and more.

Friday

Fun Friday for Children | Fri., Feb. 23 | 3-3:30 p.m. | Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie St., Jersey City | Join us at the Heights Branch Library for Fun Friday for children. Bring your friends for an afternoon of games and enjoyment For more info, go here.

Jersey City Black Business Market | Fri., Feb. 23 | 5-9 p.m. | Andco, 201 Montgomery St., Jersey City | Get ready to support and shop from local black-owned businesses at the vibrant Jersey City Black Business Market. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. All Ticket proceeds will be donated to The Waterfront Project. For more info, go here.

Honoring Council President Joyce Watterman | Fri., Feb. 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | City Hall, 280 Grove St., Jersey City | In celebration of Black History Month For more info, go here.

Jersey City Arts & Culture Trust Fund Grant Application Q&A | Fri., Feb. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | City Hall, 280 Grove St., Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Line Dance Party - a FUNdraiser for Family Promise of Hudson County | Fri., Feb. 23 | 7-10 p.m. | Grace Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City | $20.00 - $25.00 | Do you want to have a funky good time while making a difference in your community? Then come to our Line Dance Party FUNdraiser! For more info, go here.

White Eagle Hall Presents: Eric Gales | Fri., Feb. 23 | 7 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | For more info, go here.

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian's Jersey City | Fri., Feb. 23; Sat., Feb. 24 | Dorrian's Red Hand, 555 Washington Blvd., Jersey City | $25.00 - $75.00 | The Laugh Tour Comedy Club Presents Live Comedy Every Friday and Saturday For more info, go here.

Sean Kiely + Zoe Guigueno at Fox & Crow | Fri., Feb. 23 | 9-11 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | $10 For more info, go here.

Saturday

Van Vorst Park Farmers Market | Sat., Feb. 24 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Van Vorst Park Gazebo, 281 Montgomery St, Jersey City | Free | Local fresh meats, fish, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, dog snacks, prepared foods. For more info, go here.

Celebrating Independence of the Dominican Republic | Sat., Feb. 24 | 12-4 p.m. | 472 Jersey Avenue, 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City | Free | Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate together our beloved Dominican Republic! Invite your friends and family to share this special moment. For more info, go here.

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Momma's Porch - Stage Play | Sat., Feb. 24 | 1-3 p.m. | Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library, 275 Martin Luther King Dr., Jersey City | As part of Black History Month, this 90-minute play provides a fresh look on Black Historians for which there are no shortage of stories. For more info, go here.

Community Awareness Series: Present Black History Month through the Cultural Arts | Sat., Feb. 24 | 4-6 p.m. | Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Ave., Jersey City | Community Awareness Series present Black History Month through the Cultural Arts with a dynamic Jazz performance by Winard Harper and Jeli Posse. For more info, go here.

Bicycles and Icicles: A Bike JC Winter Social | Sat., Feb. 24 | 4-9 p.m. | The Hutton, 225 Hutton St., Jersey City | Free | Please join Bike JC to celebrate the successes of 2023... and talk about plans for events and advocacy in 2024! For more info, go here.

43rd Annual Thomas Edison Film Festival Hoboken Premiere | Sat., Feb. 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken | Please join the Thomas Edison Film Festival and the Hoboken Historical Museum for the 43rd Annual TEFF Hoboken Premiere. For more info, go here.

White Eagle Hall Presents Emo Night Karaoke | Sat., Feb. 24 | 8 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | Emo Night Karaoke with a live backing band! We play, you sing live on the same stage your favorite bands play at! For more info, go here.

Jacob Tremont, Andrew Cedarmark (Formerly Titus Andronicus) & Ms. Honey | Sat., Feb. 24 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | $10 Cover | For more info, go here.

Sunday 

February Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Winter Wildlife Walk | Sun., Feb. 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | meet at the Liberty State Park Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City | Ever wonder what wildlife might be active during the winter season? Come on out and join our Park Naturalist on this winter wildlife walk. If we’re lucky, we may even spot some seals! For more info, go here.

Stepping Up - Closing Reception | Sun., Feb. 25 | 1-3 p.m. | ART150 Gallery, 157A First St., 2nd Floor, Jersey City | Free | Pro Arts is showing gratitude to its wonderful volunteers by putting on this volunteer exhibition! For more info, go here.

Arts on Bergen Presents Mausam-e-Sangeet | Sun., Feb. 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | The Duncan Family Sky Room, Saint Peter's University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City | Free | We are honored and excited to present a journey through Indian light music form at Saint Peter's University For more info, go here.

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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.