This weekend, enjoy these new year events in Jersey City. There's a Volunteer Shoreline Cleanup, Beginner Guitar Lessons, live music, and more.

Biblioteca Criolla Presents Happy Three Kings Day! | Fri., Jan. 5 | 10-11 a.m. | Priscilla Gardner Main Library - Biblioteca Criolla, 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City | Happy Three Kings Day! Join Mr. William for a special story hour and craft. Únase al Sr. William para una hora especial de cuentos y manualidades. Ages/Edads: 0-6 For more info, go here.

Balloon Sculpture Workshop and Conversational English for Adults | Fri., Jan. 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Marion Branch Library, 1017 West Side Ave., Jersey City | Facilitated by Marion Branch Staff, adults will learn how to make a geometric balloon heart sculpture while conversing in English about balloons, balloon art and sculpture! For more info, go here.

Friday Night Lights Youth Safe Haven Program | Fri., Jan. 5 | 5 p.m. | Jersey City Police Athletic League, 163 Old Bergen Rd., Jersey City | Free | Brings our community and youth under the same roof. We enjoy having movie nights, arts and craft nights and family game nights and family projects to help us as a society. For more info, go here.

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian's Jersey City | Fri., Jan. 5; Sat., Jan. 6 | 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 featuring comedians from The Tonight Show, Netflix, America's Got Talent, TikTok and more For more info, go here.

VAV in Jersey City - 2024 US Tour: Subconscious | Fri., Jan. 5 | 8 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Van Vorst Park Farmers Market | Sat., Jan. 6 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Van Vorst Park Gazebo, 281 Montgomery St, Jersey City | Local fresh meats, fish, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, dog snacks, prepared foods. For more info, go here.

January Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Volunteer Shoreline Cleanup | Sat., Jan. 6 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | meet at the Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City | This event is not recommended for children under five years of age. Attendees must pre-register. For more info, go here.

The Affordable Art Show | Sat., Jan. 6; Sun, Jan. 7 | 1-4 p.m. | Art House Gallery at The Hendrix, 345 Marin Blvd. (on Marin Boulevard b/w Morgan & Bay Streets), Jersey City | Art House Productions is very excited to present our 6th edition of the Affordable Art Show! This show gets bigger and better every year, and we can’t wait to unveil the 300-plus works from these 84 artists! For more info, go here.

Weekend Fun for Teens at Miller Branch | Sat., Jan. 6 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Miller Branch Library, 489 Bergen Ave., Jersey City | Join Mr. E for some weekend fun in the Teen center with friendly competition with video gaming and board games. For more info, go here.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults | Sat., Jan. 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Pavonia Branch Library, 326 Eighth St., Jersey City | Interested in learning how to play the guitar? Join this 8-class guitar series to learn the basics of guitar, chords and learn songs. For more info, go here.

Parents & Guardians of LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group | Sat., Jan. 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Hudson Pride Center, 3000 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 306, Jersey City | Free | Family Ties is a support group for parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ youth (17 and under). For more info, go here.

White Eagle Hall and Takedown Events Present Fiddlehead | Sat., Jan. 6 | 7-10 p.m. | White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City | Formed with the most modest of expectations, Fiddlehead has unexpectedly become one of the most vital groups in rock music. For more info, go here.

Howlin' Bill & the Basement Dwellers at Fox & Crow | Sat., Jan. 6 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | $10 cover at the door | Howlin' Bill & The Basement Dwellers is a 5-piece, North Jersey, female-fronted rock band. For more info, go here.

Liberty State Park Loop Walk | Sun., Jan. 7 | 8-11 a.m. | Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City | Meet at The Central Railroad of NJ building across from the Empty Sky Memorial. 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.