The Weekender: The Cliff Grand Opening, Earth Day 5K at Liberty State Park

Fitness addicts — this is your weekend. From a 3-mile obstacle course along the waterfront to 5K runs by Whealth and Friends of Liberty State Park, there will be a multitude of outdoor activities to keep you in shape this weekend. Not a runner? Don’t miss The Cliff’s grand opening in Jersey City Heights or if you’re near the WTC PATH — check out the 2nd Annual Taste of Battery Park City — we present our top picks for what to see, eat, and do in and around Jersey City this weekend.

What: Maine Beer Company Night at HopsScotch
When: Friday, April 21 at 5pm
Where: HopsScotch at 286 Washington Street
Maine Beer Company is taking over HopsScotch Friday night. Come as they showcase their beers Peeper, Another One, Mo, Lunch, and Tiny Beautiful Something.

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What: Live from the Undercroft
When: Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm to 11pm
Where: Cathedral Hall at 380 Montgomery
Live from the Undercroft is a monthly music series held at Cathedral Hall. This Friday’s concert will feature The One & Nines, Don Kincaid & the Wait, The Skullers, Underlined Passages, and The Young Legs. Tickets are $10/pp.

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What: The Cliff Grand Opening Brunch
When: Saturday, April 22 from 8am to 4pm
Where: The Cliff at 38 Congress Street
The Cliff is a new neighborhood cafe with a secluded backyard, sidewalk seating, and clean, delicious eats. Join them for an extended brunch as they celebrate their grand opening in Jersey City Heights from 8 am to 4 pm.

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What: Jersey City Challenge Race
When: Saturday, April 22 starting at 9am
Where: Exchange Place/Waterfront
Registration for the Jersey City Challenge has ended, but nothing’s stopping you from cheering on fellow runners and friends. You can check out a map of the course here. Volunteers are also still needed and it gives you free entry to a future City Challenge Race.

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What: Whealth 5K Harborside Run/Walk
When: Saturday, April 22 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: Earth Day 5K Run/Walk
When: Saturday, April 22 at 10am
Where: Audrey Zapp Drive
Celebrate Earth Day with a 5K run through Liberty State Park followed by a family-friendly Earth Day party at Liberty State Park. Admission is $25/pp for the race. Don’t feel like a run? The Earth Day Fair with children’s activities begins at 11 am  and ends at 4 pm.

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What: 2nd Annual Taste of Battery Park
When: Sunday, April 23 from 12pm to 3pm
Where: North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place
The 2nd Annual Taste of Battery Park will showcase food from 19 Battery Park restaurants including North End Grill, El Vez, Amada, Le District, Eataly and more. Admission is $25/pp and includes five “tastes” from any restaurants of your choosing.

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(Photo: Friends of Liberty State Park)

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