Weekend News: Inaugural Jersey City Triathlon, Movies in the Park

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What: HPNA Presents Movies in the Park
When: Friday, August 21st at sundown
Where: Hamilton Park Gazebo
The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association presents a free screening of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, a silent romantic comedy that follows the misadventures of Chaplin’s Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers).

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What: Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance Kayaking Days
When: Saturday, August 22 from 10am till 3pm
Where: The Jersey City Reservoir off Summit Avenue
The Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance is hosting its second kayaking day on August 22nd. Kayaking is free, although donations are encouraged. There will be single and tandem boats available for use for periods of 15-to-20 minutes. (If no one is waiting for a boat, you may stay in the water longer).

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What: An Afternoon of Argentine Tango
When: Saturday, August 22nd from 5pm till 7.30pm
Where: Grove Plaza (outside the Grove Path station)
Downtown Real Estate Group presents a free evening of tango in the heart of downtown Jersey City. The complimentary lessons will kick off at 5pm and run till 7.30pm.

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What: The Social @Battello Restaurant
When: Saturday, August 22nd from 10pm
Where: Battello Restaurant at 502 Washington Street (steps from Newport Path station)
The Social is a dance party with the New York skyline as your backdrop. The event will feature DJ Michelle Francheska (Lavo, Marquee) and DJ Roderrock (People Lounge). The event is for adults 21 and older. A cash bar will be provided.

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What: The Inaugural Jersey City Triathlon
When: Sunday, August 23rd at 7am
Where: Throughout downtown/Jersey City waterfront
The inaugural Jersey City Triathlon will take place this Sunday along the Jersey City waterfront. The race is divided into “sprint” (shorter) and “Olympic” (longer) courses for newbies and seasoned vets, respectively. (Check-in, registration, and packet pick-up happens Saturday, August 22nd). The swim is in a protected alcove in the Hudson River, followed by a cycling course throughout downtown Jersey City/Liberty State Park, and a run along the waterfront. Based on the site’s Facebook page, it looks like you can still enter/register for Sunday’s triathlon. You might even be able to do same-day registration (if you roll that way), but I’d recommend calling in advance. Admission fees are $160 (sprint course) and $180 (Olympic course). A part of the proceeds will go to the Jersey City Youth Foundation.

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What: 6th Borough Market
When: Sunday, August 23rd from 11am till 5pm
Where: Behind City Hall on Montgomery and Marin Boulevard
The 6th Borough Market occurs every second and fourth Sunday of every month. The outdoor market features your favorite local food, craft, and arts all in one festive block party.