From street fairs to bike tours, June is a busy month in Jersey City, so we’re here to help you sort through the month’s biggest highlights. Read on to find our picks for the best warm-weather events in and around downtown.
Saturday, June 3 – June 10: The 5th Annual Riverview Jazz Festival is a free, week-long music festival dedicated to all things jazz. You’ll enjoy live music along the waterfront and at various restaurants and bars including The Archer, Madame Claude Bis, and Moore’s Lounge. The festival’s two flagship events take place outdoors on June 3, with the URBY RJF Kick-off Festival and on June 10 at Fisk Park. You can find a detailed schedule of events here.
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Saturday, June 3: The 10th Annual Vueve Clicquot Polo Classic is your opportunity to look mahvelous as you mingle with the rich and famous whilst sipping on champagne and experiencing polo first-hand. For the 6th year, the event will occur at Liberty State Park with lower New York as the backdrop. Celebrity guests include Neil Patrick Harris and Alicia Keys. General admission is $150/pp and the event will benefit Keep a Child Alive and Friends of Liberty State Park.
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Sunday, June 4: Get your quads ready to bike through Jersey City’s six wards/neighborhoods during the 2017 Jersey City Ward Tour. The casual (i.e. non-competitive) tour kicks off at City Hall and finishes at the Pedestrian Plaza, where there’ll be beer and activities for all participants. Registration is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. Sign up now because there’ll be limited same-day registration.
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Sunday, June 4: Whether you’re in it for the eats or the workouts, the Hoboken Wellness Crawl is your chance to get in shape — or pamper yourself silly — as you sample, test out, and explore Hoboken’s best health-focused retailers. The self-guided crawl — created by Hoboken Girl — includes over 50 vendors such as Crunch Fitness, Cycle Bar, Makai Poke Co., CrossFit Hoboken, Massage Envy, and more. Tickets are $20/pp and 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Adult Congenital Heart Association.
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Saturday/Sunday, June 24 & 25: June wouldn’t be the same without Project: Eats — the food fest that marks the official start of summer in downtown Jersey City. Located outside City Hall, the outdoor street fair includes all of your favorite food vendors like Just Beclaws, Pig & Prince, Talde JC, Waffle It & Co., The Big Straw, Eemas Cuisine, Bucket & Bay, and tons more. Fair organizers are promising a new concept this year, so we recommend you follow them on the Insta for details.
(Photo: Just Beclaws)