Jersey City Weekends: Green Villain Art Exhibit, Sloane Square Launch, & Farewell to La Conguita

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**The Powerhouse Arts District in downtown Jersey City is rapidly expanding and this weekend the neighborhood welcomes Sloane Square, a new design studio and retail showroom. The studio will celebrate its grand opening complete with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, food, music, and more on Saturday, June 27th. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony (with a cameo by Mayor Fulop) takes place at 10am with the grand opening party kicking off at 12pm. —Sloane Square via Facebook

**The abandoned Pep Boys Auto Center at 410 Marin Boulevard has become a mecca for over 100 local and international graffiti artists. Starting Saturday, June 27th at 12pm visitors will be able to swing by and see over 30,000 sq. ft of murals and spray-painted art inside the former auto shop. The exhibit is the brainchild of Green Villain, a production company founded by Jersey City-native Greg Edgell. There will be live music, food, and art for sale. —Green Villain via Animal New York

**Learn to cultivate your own mushrooms during Sustainable Jersey City’s mushroom cultivation workshop Saturday, June 27th at 10am at the Harsimus Cemetery. Admission is $20 per person and tickets are limited. —SJC

**Feel like venturing outside downtown JC? The Jersey City Philippine Independence Day Parade will take place Sunday, June 28th at Lincoln Park from 9.30am till 6pm. The parade, which many people come out to see, will include music, crafts, and food. —PAFCO

**The Jersey City Theater Center at Merseles Studios presents Pinocchio, Sunday June 28th at 2.30pm. The play will feature traditional hand-carved wooden marionettes, an original song-score, and a “live” actor as Stromboli, the puppet master. Tickets at the door are $11 for children and $12 for adults. All proceeds go to the Jersey City Theater Center, a not-for-profit organization looking to create a performing and visual arts center in Jersey City. —JCTC

**On Sunday, June 28th Cuban restaurant (and downtown JC staple) La Conguita will permanently close its doors to make way for a new White Star Bar outpost. Get that final Cuban sandwich while you can. —La Conguita