The Weekender: Liberty State Park 4th of July Fest, Silent Clubbing at Transmission

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Summer’s first holiday weekend is here and Jersey City will be busy with events, from downtown’s first quiet clubbing event at Transmission to Liberty State Park’s Freedom & Fireworks festival at Liberty State Park. Plus, discover new local eats and crafts at 6th Borough Market on Sunday.

What: Shut Up and Listen
When: Friday, July 1 at 9.30pm
Where: Transmission at 150 Bay Street
Quiet clubbing is a fun new way to club without making noise. Upon arriving at the event, you’re given a pair of wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between three different DJs by flipping a switch on the headphones. The headphones light up based on which DJ you’re listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ as you. There will be three live DJs quietly spinning different genres of music. Tickets are $20 per person and include a spiked paleta by Cholita Paletas. If you’re curious what it may look/sound like, here’s a short video of Brookfield Place’s silent clubbing event from December.

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What: The PopUp Project
When: Saturday & Sunday
Where: 1 Edward Hart Road (Liberty State Park)
The PopUp Project will host pre- and post- 4th of July parties this holiday weekend at Liberty State Park with live music, food trucks, and craft vendors.

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What: 6th Borough Market
When: Sunday, July 3 from 11am – 5pm
Where: Hudson Street & Columbus Drive (outside Exchange Place)
Now located in a larger space near the PATH Exchange Place station (on Hudson Street and Columbus Drive), 6th Borough Market features local food, crafts, and arts all rolled into one festive party. The market runs the first and third Sunday of every month through October 16. Vendors rotate, but participants include Squeez’d NJ, Bang Cookies, Baonanas, But-A-Cake, 37 Ferns, and more.

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What: Freedom & Fireworks Festival
When: Monday, July 4 from 1pm – 10pm
Where: Liberty State Park
Jersey City’s Freedom & Fireworks Festival is back for its third year packed with live music, children’s entertainment, a smorgasbord of food and drink options, and a fireworks show by Grucci highlighting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This year, the headliner will be none other than the Village People. For more info on the show, check out Have A Night.

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What: Taphause Independence Day Bash
When: Monday, July 4
Where: Taphaus at 2 Second Street
Looking for a 4th of July party that doesn’t involve traffic or subways? Taphaus will be open on Monday celebrating Independence Day on the Jersey City waterfront. Grab an outdoor spot on their patio, chill out with a local beer, and enjoy some excellent food.

(Image: NJ.com)