Weekend News: Jersey City TV & Film Fest; Pumpkin Picking at Iron Monkey

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What: HPNA Movies in the Park
When: Friday, October 16th at 7.30pm
Where: Hamilton Park Gazebo
The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association presents a free screening of Dreamworks’ Home, which tells the story of a misfit alien from another planet who forms an unlikely friendship with a girl on earth. The film is rated for children ages 6 and up.

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What: Rocky Horror Picture Show
When: Friday, October 16th at 7.30pm
Where: Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Avenue)
In honor of the film’s 40th anniversary, the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery will screen the Rocky Horror Picture Show complete with audience participation. The screening will be led by the Home of Happiness cast. Tickets are $15 per person (proceeds will be donated to a charity).

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What: 2nd Annual Jersey City International Television and Film Festival
When: October 16th – 18th
Where: Mana Contemporary (888 Newark Avenue) & Jersey City Museum (350 Montgomery Street)
The JCITFF is back for its second year providing filmmakers, independent artists, and local movie goers with the opportunity to screen more than 50 local and international movies, documentaries, shorts, and feature films. Events and screenings will take place at Mana Contemporary and the Caroline L. Guarini Theatre inside the Jersey City Museum. Ticket prices start at $10.

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What: Halloween Pumpkin Festival
When: Saturday, October 17th from 11am till 4pm
Where: Iron Monkey (97 Greene Street)
The Iron Monkey is turning itself into a pumpkin picking paradise. From the hours of 11am to 4pm, families can pick up their pumpkin of choice at the bar’s rooftop. Music, horror movies, and an adults-only pumpkin carving contest begin later at 6pm and last into the night.

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What: Modern Sage 1-Year Anniversary
When: Saturday, October 17th from 12pm till 5pm
Where: 351 Second Street
To mark its 1-year anniversary, Modern Sage is throwing a mini sidewalk celebration. There will be henna tattoos, chair massages, sample sales, and more.

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What: Michelle Timek Yoga
When: Sunday, October 18th from 1pm till 5pm
Where: 150 Bay Street (Unit 909)
Michelle Timek has been offering complimentary outdoor yoga classes on Jersey City’s Owen Grundy Pier for years. Come celebrate the grand opening of Michelle’s new yoga studio at 150 Bay street. There will be food, wine, raffles, and of course, yoga.

(Image via Home of Happiness)