This week promises to be a busy one for Jersey City with a collaborative wine/cheese tasting from Van Hook Cheese and Jersey Wine & Spirits, gelato-making classes at Bucket & Bay, and Iris Records’ vinyl dance party at Cathedral Hall.
**Monday: Bucket & Bay’s gelato-making classes are back starting this Monday night with a special cooking adventure for kids and parents. Tickets are $47. —Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato
**Thursday: Jersey Girls Food Tours will host a dinner and photo exhibit showcasing the work of photographer Tatsuro Nishimura. Nishimura’s exhibit celebrates the unique personalities of some of Jersey City’s most notable chefs. The free event is open to everyone and will be held at Harborside (210 Hudson Street). Food will be provided by the chefs spotlighted in the gallery, which includes Emma Taylor (Milk Sugar Love), Alex Sartoga (Garden Steaks), Rene Safarova-Gonzalez (Bambino Chef), Mike Casalinho (Broa), and Alysis Vasquez (Chilltown Kitchen), among many more. —JGFT
**Thursday: Join avid runners David Trotta and Jesse Barton for a group 5K run/walk along the Jersey City waterfront. The jog is open to all levels and followed up with a few minutes of cool down/yoga and a healthy meal prepared by master chef Trotta himself. —Whealth
**Thursday: Jersey Wine & Spirits has teamed up with Van Hook Cheese for a monthly wine and cheese class. This first class will spotlight the wines and cheeses of Italy. An RSVP is required and tickets cost $50. —Jersey Wine & Spirits
**Thursday: Join Bucket & Bay for their first adult gelato-making class of the fall season. Learn the difference between gelato and ice cream, make a gelato batch from scratch, and get to sample Bucket & Bay’s excellent and unique flavors. Tickets are $65. —Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato
**Saturday: Iris Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style, with an all-vinyl dance party at the newly opened Cathedral Hall at 380 Montgomery. Formerly St. Bridget’s, the new space has been converted into a venue for concerts (and weddings). The party will feature live DJs spinning rock, R&B, soul, funk, disco, and house in a laid-back atmosphere. There will be a full bar and admission is free for all ages. —Iris 20th Anniversary Party
(Photo: Mike McNamara of Fourth Street Arts)