The Weekender: Hamilton Park BBQ Fest, Champagne & Massages at Van Vorst Wellness Soft Launch

Hamilton Park BBQ

Welcome the cool autumn weather with a variety of outdoor events this weekend. From the Hamilton Park BBQ Fest to the Irish Festival on the waterfront — we present our top picks for what to see, eat, and do in Jersey City this weekend.

What: JC Education Fair
When: Saturday, September 24 from 10am – 2pm
Where: Hamilton Park
The JC Education Fair is an opportunity for parents to get information about and speak to the representatives of schools, day cares, and activity centers in and around Jersey City and Hoboken. Among the schools present will be The Brunswick School in Downtown Jersey City, Hamilton Park Montessori, Waterfront Montessori, All Saints Hoboken, and Viaquenti Academy.

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What: Irish Festival on The Hudson
When: Saturday, September 24 from 11am – 10pm
Where: Exchange Place
Celebrate Irish culture and heritage on the Jersey City waterfront this weekend. The annual Irish Fest will include Irish music, step-dancing, kids’ activities, as well as food, craft, and beer vendors.

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What: Hamilton Park BBQ Festival
When: Saturday, September 24 from 12pm – 8pm
Where: 232 Pavonia Avenue
The 7th Annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival kicks off this Saturday with delicious food and BBQ from Jimmy’s BBQ, Dinosaur BBQ, GP’s Hamilton Park, Ahri’s Kitchen, Baonanas, Lizzmonade, Madame Claude Wine, and vegan BBQ from Pet Shop JC. There will also be live music and kids’ activities.

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What: 6th Borough Market at The Morgan
When: Sunday, September 25 from 11am – 5pm
Where: The Morgan at 160 Morgan Street
6th Borough Market will hold a special pop-up market at The Morgan this Sunday. Vendors will include apparel and accessories by Ombré Pret, jewelry by Reine de Blanc, and Danish home decor by Lanoba Design.

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What: Massages & Champagne at Van Vorst Wellness Soft Launch
When: Sunday, September 25 from 11am – 3pm
Where: 452 Jersey Avenue
Van Vorst Wellness — a new health and wellness clinic — is celebrating its soft launch this Sunday with free massages, adjustments, and a glass of champagne. The soft launch specials will run from the hours of 11am through 3pm.

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What: Bring Your Pets to Base Gym Day
When: Sunday, September 25 from 11am – 2pm
Where: Base Gym at 60 Columbus
Sunday is Barks Day at Base Gym. That means between the hours of 11am to 2pm you can bring your four-legged BFFs to Base for treats, photos, a splash pool, and to meet local dog services. The event will take place on the Base terrace.

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What: Zeppelin Hall Biergarten Oktoberfest
When: Sunday, September 25 – October 24
Where: Zeppelin Hall Biergarten at 88 Liberty View Drive
Oktoberfest kicks off this Sunday at Zeppelin Hall. That means the biergarten will include live German music, German food, and over 100 different German beers.

In New York:

What: Submerge: New York City Marine Science Festival
When: Saturday, September 24 from 11am – 4pm
Where: Pier 26 at N. Moore Street
Submerge is a free, day-long science extravaganza celebrating local marine biology. The event includes hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, free kayaking, and more.

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