The Weekender: Pacific Flea Kicks Off 2017 Market Season, Beer Appreciation Day at Zeppelin Hall

Spring vibes will be out in full force this weekend as we welcome the return of Bergen Lafayette’s Pacific Flea outdoor market. Plus, don’t miss See Spot Rescued’s Adoption Event at K9dergarten and kids’ Easter parties galore — we present our top picks for what to see, eat, and do in Jersey City this weekend.

What: Beer Appreciation Day
When: Friday, April 7
Where: Zeppelin Hall at 88 Liberty View Drive
Today is National Beer Appreciation Day and Zeppelin Hall is celebrating the suds-soaked day with two happy hours and a German Oktoberfest party band — The Adlers — who will play live at the biergarten at 9.30pm. Zeppelin’s outdoor garden is also open and the Whole Hog Festival is in full swing.

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What: Hamilton Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 8 from 10am to 2pm
Where: Hamilton Park
JC Families and the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association present the 2017 Great Easter Egg Hunt — an event for kids that includes live music and Easter egg hunts for children of all ages.

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What: Whealth 5K Harborside Run/Walk
When: Saturday, April 8 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 of Whealth and Jesse Barton of CKO Kickboxing. 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: Pacific Flea Spring Debut
When: Saturday, April 8 from 11am to 5pm
Where: 149 Pacific Avenue
Ready for some outdoor shopping? Pacific Flea is kicking off Jersey City’s 2017 market season as it makes its grand debut for the new year. Located in Bergen Lafayette, Pacific Flea spotlights antique and vintage items, outdoor street art, and local food. Confirmed food vendors include Cholita Paletas (pictured), Bang Cookies, and Muttley Royale, among many more.

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What: See Spot Rescued Adoption Event
When: Saturday, April 9 at 3pm
Where: K9dergarten at 173 Newark Avenue
Whether you’re looking to foster, adopt, or just like surrounding yourself with puppies — head to K9dergarten this Saturday for See Spot Rescued’s Wags & Whiskers Adoption Event. The adoption event will run from 11am to 2pm.

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What: Con Vivo Music Spring Gala
When: Saturday, April 8 from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Barrow Mansion at 83 Wayne Street
Join Con Vivo Music as they celebrate 10 years of playing classical music in Jersey City and prep for their 2017 season. The Spring Gala will feature classical pianist Yukiko Tanaka, who will play works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Chopin. Admission is $30/pp.

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What: Easter Party at Bambino Chef
When: Sunday, April 9 at 3pm
Where: Bambino Chef at 213 Newark Avenue
Let your little ones release their inner artistry at Bambino Chef’s Cookie and Easter Egg Decorating Party. The party is open to children 3.5 to 8 years old. Tickets are $25/child and an online RSVP is required.

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(Photo: Cholita Paletas)