Kick off the weekend with Hudson County’s biggest wine tasting event — the 10th annual CASA wine tasting at Battello. Or get a taste of Barcelona and take in a live flamenco show at Raval. On Sunday morning don your best workout attire and head to Weehawken to take part in the Lincoln Tunnel 5K, or stay local and head to City Hall Plaza for downtown’s first fitness fair, spearheaded by Chicpea JC and JC Families.
What: Hudson County CASA Wine Tasting at Battello
When: Friday, April 8 at 6pm
Where: Battello at 502 Washington Boulevard
Battello will host the 10th annual Hudson County CASA wine tasting. Hudson CASA is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of foster children. The event is Hudson County’s largest wine tasting event. Guests will enjoy wines from around the world, as well as food and desserts. Tickets are $100 per person.
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What: Live Flamenco Show
When: Friday, April 8 at 6.30pm & 9.30pm
Where: Raval at 136 Newark Avenue
Reynaldo Rincón and Romeria Flamenca will perform two flamenco shows this Friday night at Raval. (The first seating is at 6.30pm and the second seating is at 9.30pm. Tickets cost $65 per person and reservations are recommended.) The show includes a chef’s selection of tapas, unlimited sangria, and draft beer. Check out their performance at Nai Tapas Bar in New York City for a preview of what to expect. [Editor’s Note: I’ve seen them at Nai — they put on a terrific, energetic, and tireless show!)
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What: Spring Pop-Up Studio Sale
When: Saturday, April 9 from 11am – 6pm
Where: Alley Cat Gallery on Coles btwn 5th & 6th Streets
Join artists Beth Achenbach, Miguel Cardenas, Glim & Glow, and the Silver Sculptor for a spring pop-up sale in a converted garage in the Village. The pop-up sale will feature candles and soaps by Glim & Glow, jewelry by Silver Sculptor, and artwork by Beth Achenbach and Miguel Cardenas.
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What: 30th Annual Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge
When: Sunday, April 10 from 6am – 10.45am
Where: 400 Blvd East (by the Lincoln Tunnel)
Join over 3,000 runners and walkers as they pound the pavement of the Lincoln Tunnel in the Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge, a race to raise money for the Special Olympics of New Jersey. Race-day registration starts at 6am and the first race starts at 8am (for runners who can complete the 3.1-mile race in under 30 minutes). The second race starts at 8.45am. Registration costs $50.
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What: JC Fitness Fair 2016
When: Sunday, April 10 from 11am – 2pm
Where: City Hall Plaza
Chicpea JC and JC Families present downtown’s inaugural fitness fair. The 3-hour fair will offer free workout demos with live music from local fitness studios and gyms including Base, CrossFit Jersey City, JC Barre, Ironplate Studios, and more. Participating food vendors include Bread & Spoon, Milk Sugar Love, Busy Bee Organics, and more.