Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Taphaus Beer Garden at 2 Second Street Gearing Up to Open

Jersey City will soon have a second beer garden opening up at 2 Second Street, the Crystal Point condo building right along the waterfront.

Taphaus recently launched their Facebook page and has been releasing sneak peeks at their draft selection for when they open.  Given their seasonal selections so far it appears they are aiming for an early fall opening.

JCFridays: End of Summer Lot Party to Benefit Jersey City Ties on Friday, September 5, 2014

Jersey City Ties together with The Thirsty Quaker is throwing a special JC Fridays event next Friday, September 5th from 5 to 10 pm at 494 Monmouth Street (next door to The Thirsty Quaker).

The End of Summer Lot Party is free to attend with live music, sketch comedy and food, wine and beer for purchase.

Proceeds will benefit Jersey City Ties, a young professionals community service organization based in Jersey City.

Koro Koro Opens at 538 Jersey Avenue, Featured in Village Voice

After a successful Kickstarter campaign Koro Koro has now opened at 538 Jersey Avenue between Columbus Drive and Newark Avenue (steps away from Choc O Pain).

In addition to a selection of soups and salads, Koro Koro offers a wide variety of Japanese rice balls (including several vegan options) such as Indian, Miso Beef, Cuban and Spicy Salmon.

Koro Koro has also been featured in this article in the Village Voice: Inside Koro Koro, a Kickstarter-Funded Rice Ball Cafe Now Open in Jersey City.

Newport Half Marathon on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jersey City runners: it's that time of year again!  The Newport Half Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, September 21st at 8:30 am.

Registration is now open via www.newporthalfmarathon.com

As in previous years, the course is a mostly flat, scenic route through downtown Jersey City, Liberty State Park and along the waterfront.

Not up for 13.1 miles?  Party with Purpose is hosting their first annual Jersey City 5K race on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6 pm along the Jersey City waterfront.