If you’re not sure how to spend the long weekend, check out some of these local Jersey City events. There’s the Screaming Females’ Annual Garden Party, a Mardi Gras pop up event, special Black History Month events at the Jersey City Free Public Library, and more.

Screaming Females’ Annual Garden Party

This two-day event will have two nights of live music at White Eagle Hall, an after party at Pet Shop, and more.

Nikki & The Skyrockets Live at 902 Brewing Co.

Check out local band Nikki & The Skyrockets this Friday night at 902 Brewing Co. “Nikki & the Skyrockets is a small band with a big sound built around the powerful and iconic voice of lead singer Nicole Bozzuto.”

  • https://fb.me/e/2rHLN3Aav
  • Friday, Feb. 17
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Location: 902 Brewing Co., 101 Pacific Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Live Music, Drinks

The Public Library Presents Postcards from Brixton / London

Join the Jersey City Free Public Library Community Awareness Series for this conversation with artists, a Black History Month event.

Stories of Slavery In New Jersey -
Book talk and signing with Rick Geffken

“Historian and author Rick Geffken reveals many largely unheard stories from New Jersey’s dark history of slavery in his book, Stories of Slavery in New Jersey.”

The Public Library Celebrating African-American History Month

This Jersey City Free Public Library Community Awareness Series event will honor Dwight West (1953 - 2023), “The dynamic vocalist who has performed/recorded with renowned artists such as Amiri Baraka’s Blue Ark Band & Spirit of Life Ensemble among others.”

Jazz with Arnt Arntzen and his Jazz Band

This Saturday evening, Green Pear Heights will be hosting a performance from Arnt Arntzen and his Plectrum Banjo as part of its Dinner Theater Series.

Heights Local Double Bill featuring
Nikki and the Skyrockets/Greg McLoughlin

If you didn’t get to see Nikki & The Skyrockets on Friday at 902 Brewing Co. (or you want to catch them again), head to Fox & Crow on Saturday night, where they’ll be playing a double bill with local musician Greg McLoughlin.

Recycled Crafts at Liberty State Park

“Think twice before throwing away that egg carton or toilet paper tube. Join us in this fun, hands-on workshop and learn how to re-purpose common household items into unique crafts.”

Afro-Puerto Rican Dance and Drum Music: la Bomba y la Plena

Join the Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center for this Open House event at Nimbus Arts Center. This dance and drum experience will be “Fun and energetic… in the rich cultural music of Puerto Rico!”

Black Space with Ashley Nicole Baptiste / Natyna Bean

Tune in to the next edition of Jersey City Theater Center’s “Black Space” talk series with Ashley Nicole Baptiste this Sunday, featuring guest Natyna Bean, “a producer for the NPR syndicated show and podcast, Our Body Politic, a media platform that centers the impact and experience of women of color in politics and the news.”

Mardi Gras Pop Up Event

Join Krewe of McGinley Square and Corgi Spirits for this special Mardi Gras event with “New Orleans themed dishes and cocktails alongside great live music in Jersey City's only distillery.”

President’s Day Camp at My Gym Jersey City

My Gym is offering a special President’s Day holiday camp this monday. The camp “is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. For potty trained children 2.5 yr to 10 yr olds.”

  • https://www.mygym.com/jerseycity/camp
  • Monday, Feb. 20
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: My Gym Jersey City, 252 Ninth St.
  • Cost: $45/session; $10 for lunch hour
  • President’s Day, Family friendly

5k Weekly Warm-Up at Departed Soles Brewing Company

“The Weekly Monday Warm-up is designed to get you ready for the week…. Whether you're training for a race, new to running, or just looking to make new friends, we're here for ya'.”

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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.