Jersey City {Project: EATS} Street Festival

Jersey City Project: EATS – Street Festival – July 26th

Jersey City Project Eats July 26 2014 - Jersey City {Project: EATS} Street FestivalWow – the 2nd “Jersey City Project” event since December! The latest (Hudson County) community event is taking place in downtown Jersey City behind City Hall (280 Grove Street – map) and is called “Project Eats.”

Billed as “A food-centric marketplace celebrating warm days, cool drinks and delicious eats.”

Definitely a more culturally diverse alternative to the “tired” St. Ann’s Feast here in Hoboken. The business culture in Jersey City sure is setting a great example for Hoboken to “follow” (but of course we’d need competent and enabling “governance,” so don’t hold your breath…)

This one day event has TWO farmers’ market tents, THREE bars to wet your whistle, 10 food trucks and over 30 food vendors. Sounds like a blast and well worth a cab ride there (especially if you plan on “tying one on!”)

Have fun and cross your fingers for decent weather!

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Jersey City Project: Market holiday event – December 8th


Great to see neighboring towns hold grand markets to promote local shopping in Hudson County. This Sunday, December 8th, The Jersey City Project is debuting their first event titled Project: MARKET, a curated tented outdoor market located in the heart of Historic Downtown JC. Sponsored in part by The City of Jersey City and Mayor Steve Fulop’s Office, the event will feature a “Shop Small – Shop Crawl” theme and serve as a kick-off to the local holiday shopping season. They’ve attracted some stellar vendors including food, drink and handmade goods providers and will be hosting DIY screen printing workshops all day while distributing local maps to encourage foot traffic to neighboring small businesses.

Project Market Jersey City NJ December 8 2013 - Jersey City {Project: EATS} Street Festival

Project: MARKET’s vendors range from woodworkers to industrial lighting experts, knitters, and vintage home goods & clothing purveyors. Jersey City’s Hamilton Inn will be hosting the bar, and the food vendors are as follows: Talde, Battello, Union Republic, Milk Sugar Love, Mod Cup Coffee, Cocoa Bakery, and Slant Shack Jerky.

There’s even a charitable aspect with See Spot Rescued, a local 501(C)3 non-profit dog rescue, in attendance as well as a toy drive by the City of Jersey City for Toys for Tots.

About The Jersey City Project

THE JERSEY CITY PROJECT is run by local residents and small business owners Elizabeth Cain and Kristen Scalia. Elizabeth owns Hound About Town and Hazel Baby, a pet and baby shop, and Kristen owns Kanibal Home, a lifestyle store. Just over a year ago their businesses and homes were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. They both saw firsthand how important having local support is in maintaining a thriving neighborhood when it was our community that made sure they were able to continue operating our businesses and, essentially, continue providing for themselves and their families. Fueled by a love for where they live and work, on the one year anniversary of the storm Elizabeth and Kristen decided to create The Jersey City Project in an effort to rebuild and encourage economic stimulation while leveraging independently-owned businesses.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:08 pm

It is a joy to shop in Jersey City. The merchants are small businesses mostly and no bikes on the sidewalks. They stripped away the muni-meters when the citizens complained.

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