Weekend News: Village Block Party, Caribbean Carnival at Exchange Place

Caribbean Carnival via NJ.com

Caribbean Carnival via NJ.com

**The Village Block Party is a one-day festival taking place this Saturday, July 25th in the heart of Jersey City’s village neighborhood (on Brunswick & Newark). The event lasts from noon till 10pm and will include food, live music (I personally recommend sticking around for Manouche Bag’s gypsie jazz), wine tastings, craft beer, food trucks, and tons more. —4th Street Arts

**Add some spicy Carnival flair to your weekend at the 20th Annual Caribbean Carnival Parade & Festival to be held on Saturday, July 25th from 3pm till 9pm at Exchange Place. The parade itself starts at noon at Lincoln Park (Kennedy Blvd & Belmont Ave) and the accompanying festival will be held on the waterfront (at 3pm) where you’ll be able to indulge in plenty of Caribbean music and food. –Jersey City Caribbean Carnival via Facebook

**The Summerfest Concert Series presents an admission-free performance by Massive Reggae Band, which will play on Sunday, July 26th from 5pm till 7pm at Liberty State Park (near the WTC memorial). –Massive Reggae Band via Facebook