The Weekender: Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, Bark in the Park Fundraiser, JC Mural Tour

Take a guided tour of Jersey City’s best street art or browse through dozens of craft and food vendors at Magnolia Landing — this weekend is all about celebrating Jersey City’s artists and the immense contribution they’ve made — and continue to make — to the city.

What: JCast Launch Party at Harborside
When: Friday – Sunday
Where: Various/throughout Jersey City
The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour kicks off tonight with a launch party at the Harborside Atrium. The JCast Tour is a weekend-long event celebrating art in Jersey City. It was initially started in 1990 to refelct the importance of art in our city. This year there will be over 200 art events/galleries/shows from more than 500 artists throughout all of Jersey City. Best of all — the events are all free. There will be curated art tours, walking tours, bike tours, artists hijacks, and more. Your best bet is to check out the JCast Map online to find events that interest you the most and then simply show up to attend.

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What: Rocky Horror at the Jersey City Cemetery
When: Friday, October 13 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Where: Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery at 435 Newark Avenue
Spend your Friday the 13th at the Harsimus Cemetery where you’ll get to see (and participate) in a reenactment of the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Costumes are very encouraged!

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What: Jersey City Mural Art Tour
When: Saturday, October 14 at 12:30pm
Where: departs Harborside Atrium
Want to learn more about your favorite Jersey City murals? As part of JCast weekend, Jayne West will host a free mural art tour spotlighting some of the city’s most iconic murals. The tour bus, which is provided by JCast, will depart the Harborside Atrium at 12:30pm. The event is free and open to all.

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What: Bark in the Park
When: Saturday, October 14 from 12pm to 5pm
Where: Church Square Park, Hoboken
Bark in the Park is the Liberty Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser helping to raise awareness for animal adoption. The event kicks off with a “walk” around the neighborhood and the rest of the afternoon is filled with pet costume contests, food, local vendors, sponsors, and more.

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What: Magnolia Landing JCast Edition
When: Sunday, October 15 from 12pm to 6pm
Where: Corner of Magnolia & Summit
Magnolia Landing is back for a special JCast Edition of its pop-up market. The market will include photography, stationary cards/art from Nanu Illustrations, handmade items from I Am Grace 365, and tons of eats from vendors like Taste of Poland, Meta Asian Market (pictured above), and much more.

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