This weekend, Jersey City has a Liberty State Park Salt Marsh Cleanup, the Jersey City Night Market, and a Block Party. Plus, there's comedy, music, and more.

Friday

“Read a Road Map” Craft for Teens | Fri., Apr. 5 | 2-3 p.m. | Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie St., Jersey City | Teens - Learn the “old school” art of reading a road map and make a craft from an actual map! For more info, go here.

Friday Night Lights Youth Safe Haven Program | Fri., Apr. 5 | 5 p.m. | Jersey City Police Athletic League, 163 Old Bergen Rd., Jersey City | Free | With the community out reach program that has been provided since 2022, we would love for you to join us! For more info, go here.

The Annual Light the Night Blue 2024 | Fri., Apr. 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall, Jersey City | Free | Free event! Whole Spectrum Autism is hosting it’s Annual Light It Up Blue for Autism Acceptance event. This event is to show support for the people/families that have members with autism. For more info, go here.

Reggaeton Bliss! | Fri., Apr. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Art House Productions, 345 Marin Blvd., Jersey City | Get ready to move to the rhythms of Reggaeton at Art House! Join us for a night filled with beats, sizzling dance moves, and non-stop energy. For more info, go here.

Jersey City Comedy Show! | Fri., Apr. 5 | 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. | Cafe Corretto, 123 Newark Ave., Jersey City | $15.00 - $20.00 | Jersey City has it all: gorgeous views, great food, and laughs for days! Join us for Jersey City’s only Comedy Variety Show! Improv, stand up, sketch, characters- we’ve got a bit of everything! For more info, go here.

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian's Jersey City | Fri., Apr. 5; Sat., Apr. 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 For more info, go here.

Goth & New Wave Spring Awakening Party at Golden Cicada | Fri., Apr. 5 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Golden Cicada, 195 Grand St., Jersey City | Free | Come celebrate Spring with DJs Tom Gallows of Look At My Records! and NecroNelson. For more info, go here.

Saturday

Van Vorst Park Farmers Market | Sat., Apr. 6 | 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.

Hamilton Park and Village Neighborhood Clean Ups | Sat., Apr. 6 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hamilton Park & Village, Corner of Sixth and Cokes Street (near the Embankment), Jersey City | Free | Come join Councilman Solomon's office in a neighborhood clean up! All supplies will be provided. For more info, go here.

Nature Programs at LSP: Friends of Liberty State Park Salt Marsh Cleanup | Sat., Apr. 6 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Parking is available in in Lot #4, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Annual National Community Development Association Week Block Party 2024 | Sat., Apr. 6 | 12-4 p.m. | 39 Kearny Ave., Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Jersey City Night Market | Sat., Apr. 6 | 3-9 p.m. | City Hall Lot, 179 Montgomery St., Jersey City | Free Entry (RSVP encouraged) | Jersey City Night Market Is Back! Join us as we celebrate small business and everything chill about Chilltown. For more info, go here.

Zumba Class & Social | Sat., Apr. 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Art House Productions, 345 Marin Blvd., Jersey City | Come to the Art House for a 90 Minute Zumba Masterclass led by Dean Seda, Guillermo Ruiz, Sheila Genao & Osy Barcenas! Zumba is a Dance Fitness class which features Latin and World rhythms. For more info, go here.

Artists Reception: “Through The Looking Glass” | Sat., Apr. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Art House Productions, 345 Marin Blvd., Jersey City | Art House Productions is excited to present “Through The Looking Glass”, a group exhibit curated by Andrea McKenna. Gallery hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more info, go here.

Echoes in the Subconscious by Mamiko Usuda | Sat., Apr. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | SMUSH Gallery, 340 Summit Ave., Jersey City | Free | Announcing SMUSH Gallery's Spring Dance Series: a fellowship program that supports 3 NJ choreographers with a robust suite of resources and presents their work to audiences eager for creative connection! For more info, go here.

Sunday

April Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Hike to Caven Point | Sun., Apr. 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | meet in Lot #1, 300 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Memorial Service (84th Anniversary of the Katyn Massacre) | Sun., Apr. 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Katyn 1940 monument site, 10 Exchange Pl., Jersey City | Free | Memorial service commemorating victims of WWII Katyn Forest Massacre of April 1940 to be held at the Katyn 1940 monument site 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.