The Weekender: Midnight Market Family Day, Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest

From Midnight Market’s new family-friendly food fest at the Beacon to a doggie festival at Liberty Harbor, celebrate Father’s Day with our top weekend picks.

What: Departed Soles (Distribution) Anniversary Party
When: Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18
Where: 150 Bay Street
Departed Soles is celebrating its 2nd (Distribution) Anniversary Party with a host of new beer releases, including two gluten-free options, a Fourth of Jul-IPA, and two special barrel-aged (one whiskey-based) Philoso-Rapper editions. A portion of Fourth of Jul-IPA sales will benefit local veterans.

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What: TECCS 5K/10K Liberty Park Run
When: Saturday, June 17 at 8:25am (5K), 8:50am (10K)
Where: 1 Audrey Zapp Drive
The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS) will celebrate its 6th annual 5K/10K run this Saturday. The race is followed by an awards ceremony, kids’ races, and a family-friendly festival at Liberty State Park. Admission costs $3o for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Proceeds will benefit the students of The Ethical Community Charter School.

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What: Whealth 5K Harborside Run/Walk
When: Saturday, June 17 at 10am
Where: Whealth Cafe at Harborside
Start the weekend with a gorgeous 5K run (or walk) along the Jersey City waterfront, led by avid runners David Trotta, founder of Whealth, and trainer/model, Jesse Barton. The casual run is open to all fitness levels and is followed by a quick cool down/meditation session and a healthy meal at the Whealth Harborside Cafe.

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What: Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest
When: Saturday, June 17 from 12pm to 3pm
Where: Regent Street
Liberty Harbor is hosting its 2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest. The afternoon party will include rescues from See Spot Rescued, a doggie photo booth, an agility course, multiple dog-centric vendors, and Milk Sugar Love’s Puppy Froyo. Plus, there will be food from neighboring Zeppelin Hall Biergarten.

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What: Midnight Market Family Day
When: Saturday, June 17 from 4pm – 11pm Canceled due to rain (Rain date: Saturday, July 29)
Where: The Beacon at 20 Beacon Way
Midnight Market, The Beacon, and the Golden Door International Film Festival are throwing a family-friendly foodie fest complete with a free outdoor movie screening at 9pm (Mrs. Doubtfire). Tickets are $5 and all food/drinks will max out at $5 per entree as well. There are over 20 local vendors participating including House of Gaines, Squeeze’d, The Belgian Plate by Waffle It & Co., Ono Grinds Poke, Eemas Cuisine, Baking Mama, and more.

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What: Con Vivo Music Bach Concert
When: Sunday, June 18 at 3pm
Where: Cathedral Hall at 380 Montgomery Street
Start your Father’s Day with Con Vivo Music and Johann Sebastian Bach. The free concert will feature mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft.

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(Photo: Dog Days of Summer)