This weekend, Jersey City is ready for autumn, with a Fall Leaves Walk, The Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Benefit Masquerade Ball, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Plus, there's Tracy Jones, Hudson Pride Center's 30th anniversary celebration, and more.

Community Treasures: Giving Back to the Community | Fri., Oct. 20 | 12 p.m. | 1704 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City | EVERYTHING IS FREE Free clothes, shoes, and more for the community Giving Back to the Community every Friday Community Treasures was founded in 2011 by Tina Nalls. For more info, go here.

The Ghost of Uncle Joe's: Halloween Benefit Masquerade Ball | Fri., Oct. 20; Sat., Oct. 21 | The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302 | $5.00 - $40.00| 13th Annual Ghost of Uncle Joe's Fundraiser to Benefit Historic Jersey City Cemetery – Hudson County’s annual Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Masquerade Ball Fundraiser returns Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21st [horrific weather date Sunday, October 22nd]. The fan-favorite fundraiser, now 13 years strong, features live music covered by local bands that dress and perform as their musical idols. Other event highlights include on-site food trucks, locally brewed drinks, and a costume contest. For more info, go here.

The ReCreation: A Joyful Revival with Donald Gallagher | Fri., Oct. 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St., Jersey City | Free | Celebrate this joyful interior revival of Grace Church Van Vorst, hand painted by interior artist and community activist Donald Gallagher. This incredible testament to Gallagher's hard work and unwavering dedication is not to be missed. Since 1987, Gallagher has hand painted the interior of the Grace Church using the references of the original architect, Detlef Lienau from 1853. For more info, go here.

Sanford Biggers to Unveil Sculptures at The Newark Museum of Art | Fri., Oct. 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ | The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Apollo (Diptych), 2023 by celebrated contemporary artist Sanford Biggers. For more info, go here.

The Curtain presents Romeo & Juliet | Fri., Oct. 20; Sat., Oct. 21; Sun., Oct. 22 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Nimbus Arts Center, 329 Warren St., Jersey City | $25.00 | Beloved by audiences for centuries, ROMEO & JULIET tells the unforgettable story of generational divides, forbidden love, and star-crossed fates. Set at the dawn of the Jazz Age, this diverse and star-studded production of the timeless classic features some of Shakespeare’s most breathtaking language and poetry For more info, go here.

Hudson Pride Center turns 30! | Fri., Oct. 20 | 8-11 p.m. | Six26 - Lounge and Rooftop, 128 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City | Join us for a toast and a joyous celebration of serving the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities in Hudson County for 30 years!!! A ticket includes one FREE drink ticket! The funds raised from this Birthday celebration go directly to supporting the Center's daily operations, programs, and services. For more info, go here.

The Warped Tour Band at White Eagle Hall | Fri., Oct. 20 | 8-10 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | The Warped Tour Band - Performing all your favorite Emo/pop-punk songs LIVE by artists like: Taking BackSunday, My Chemical Romance, Blink-182, New Found Glory, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Fall Out Boy, Yellow Card, The Used, Brand New and everything in between! For more info, go here.

Tracy Jones at Art House Productions | Fri., Oct. 20; Sat., Oct. 21; Sun., Oct. 22 | Art House Productions, 345 Marin Blvd., Jersey City | Tracy Jones is a touching comedy of individual connection in an increasingly busy world. The main character, Tracy Jones, rents out the back “party room” of Jones Street Bar and Grill: The Place for Wings and Things to throw a party to which she's invited every woman in the area who is also named Tracy Jones. For more info, go here.

Jersey City Traffic Calming Public Workshop | Sat., Oct. 21 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | North Street near the Cambridge Avenue entrance to Washington Park, Jersey City | We’re excited to share with you an opportunity to give input and shape the comfort of our streets! In the past decade, nearly 100 people were killed in traffic crashes and over 200 suffered life-changing injuries in Jersey City. Nearly half of the fatal crash victims were pedestrians. In response to increasing traffic violence, Jersey City adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan in 2019, with the goal of zero traffic deaths and severe injuries on City streets. For more info, go here.

Ukrainian 5K Vyshyvanka Run | Sat., Oct. 21 | 9-10 a.m. | Lincoln Park, West Side Avenue & Lincoln Park, Jersey City | $25.00 | Our annual Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Run is an integral part of the unity of not only local Jersey City Ukrainians, but also Ukrainians and our friends worldwide. For more info, go here.

October Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Fall Leaves Walk | Sat., Oct. 21 | 10-11:30 a.m. | meet at the Liberty State Park Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City | As the weather starts to cool and the leaves begin to change colors, it’s a perfect time to come explore the beauty of fall at Liberty State Park. For more info, go here.

Team Walker's Farmers Market | Sat., Oct. 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Dr. Lena Edwards Park (Rain Location: Team Walker Learning Center), Jersey City | We recommend attendees to arrive early as the fresh produce flies off the tables due to high demand. Team Walker's FREE Fresh Produce Distribution allows low-income families to have an opportunity like everyone else to eat healthily. For more info, go here.

National Domestic Violence Month at Miller Branch Library | Sat., Oct. 21 | 12-2 p.m. | Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Ave., Jersey City | Join Us! Observing National Domestic Violence Month! Meet the author of the book titled, “The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives”. Written by Patrina Torres For more info, go here.

Burlesque at the Mansion | Sat., Oct. 21 | 7 p.m. | Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St., Jersey City | $10.00 | Join us for the first annual Burlesque At The Mansion! Jersey City's historic Barrow Mansion will be lit up with the brightest stars of burlesque, and YOU are invited to live your best life in the audience! Doors are at 7pm for an 8pm show. This is a 21+ event with a bar and beautiful showgirls and boys! For more info, go here.

Community Awareness Series (Cultural Dept.) celebrates 46 years of Cultural Engagement | Sat., Oct. 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Ave., Jersey City | Please join the Community Awareness Series (Cultural Dept.) of the Jersey City Free Public Library in celebrating 46 years of Cultural Engagement, Education/Information and Community Outreach. For more info, go here.

Rocky Horror Picture Show (18+) | Sat., Oct. 21 | 11 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | Grab your ripped fishnets and get ready to do the Time Warp again with the Midnight Misfits! In true tradition, Rocky Horror shadowcasts involve a cast of actors who become the film’s characters and act out the entirety of the film in front of the screen as it's playing, adding an immersive element to the screening with vocal responses, costumes encouraged, and interaction between the cast and the audience members. For more info, go here.

Kids Bike Ride 2023 - Rescheduled Date | Sun., Oct. 22 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Various Locations, Jersey City | ALL ABOARD! This year's Kids Bike Ride Scavenger Hunt is back to explore Jersey City's Historic Train Network! Kids will get to travel our protected bike lanes and learn local history, all while collecting clues to win special prizes! For more info, go here.

Self Care Sunday Sound Bath Series | Sun., Oct. 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Scarlett Blooms JC, 1664 John F Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City | $25.00 | During this session, your sound healing practitioner will deliver a sound bath that will take you on a journey toward deep relaxation. A sound bath is an ultrasonic massage of your entire body helping to clear blockages and facilitate deep healing. For more info, go here.

LIJJN Challenge Series 12 - Presented by Holdfast Fight Gear | Sun., Oct. 22 | 3-8 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | LIJJN Challenge Series 12 presented by Holdfast Fight Gear will take place on October 22nd. 30 jiu jitsu matches under the IBJJF rule set. High-level jiu jitsu, amazing atmosphere, and great food and beverages. Nobody hosts a jiu jitsu event like LIJJN. For more info, go here.

Infinite Possibility: an urban plant walk | Sun., Oct. 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. | SMUSH Gallery, 340 Summit Ave., Jersey City | $0.00 - $20.00 | Infinite Possibility: an urban plant walk October 22 | 3-4:30p $10-20 suggested Artist Deirdre Newman, author of @urbanplanthunt, shows us the infinite possibilities indicated by wild, urban plants and what they have to teach us about place. 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.