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Everything Jersey City Festival
Saturday May 16, 2009

The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation (CASID) is pleased to announce that the second annual Everything Jersey City Festival took place on Saturday, May 16, 2009 and it was a GRAND SUCCESS with an estimated 15,000 people in attendance!

2009 Festival Photo Album now on Facebook.

Click on the links below to learn more about the 2009 festival which took place on Central Avenue in the Jersey City Heights.

Festival Entertainment Exhibitor Information  
Family Fun Festival Sponsors  
Shopping - ONE DAY SALE In the News  
Taste of the Heights    

Festival Entertainment

Judy Torres

Headlining this year's festival will be "Queen of Freestyle" Judy Torres, host of the Sunday night "Freestyle Free for All" on 103.5 KTU!

Here's the complete festival lineup. Please keep in mind that times are approximate!

Hutton Street Stage
Congress Street Stage
11:15   11:15
12:30   12:15
Meet Your Elected Officials and Appreciation Award Presentations
Meet Your Elected Officials and Legend Award Presentations
2:00   2:30
Maki - Traditional Ukranian Children's Dance Group
3:15   5:00

Judy Torres - Queen of Freestyle!

4:15   5:30

Artists interested in performing at future festivals are encouraged to send their press kit, including an audio and/or video sample of their work, to the CASID for consideration. Scroll down for our mailing address, or email us. If you're not a performer but know of a good one we should consider, tell us!

Family Fun

Rides and Amuesments for the the kids:

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Petting Zoo
  • Obstacle Course
  • Moonwalk
  • Super Slide
  • Clowns & Magicians

More to come. Check back for updates.

Other special activities will include:

  • Heights Historical Landmarks Tour
    2 PM - Meet in front of Capital One Bank (Central Ave. and Bowers St.)
    Offered by the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy as part of National Historic Preservation Month
  • Jersey City Reservior Tours
    12 PM and 3 PM - Meet at the Corner of Central Avenue and Zabriskie Street
    Offered by the Jersey City Reservior Preservation Alliance

Central Avenue Shopping

The CASID is coordinating a huge one day sale among Central Avenue (jewelry, clothing, shoes, furniture, etc) businesses on the day of the festival. Many Sales will offer 10% to 60% OFF select merchandise.

Business  Address Business Type Sale on Select Merchandise
All City Fitted 461 Central Ave Clothing 10 to 50% Off
C.H. Martin 256 Central Ave Department Store Select Merchandise
Christian Jewelers 390 Central Ave Jewelry 30% to 50% Off
DII Deals & Discounts 361 Central Ave Department Store 25% Off
El Dorado Furniture 320 Central Ave Furniture 20 to 60% Off
Express Cash Jewelry 430 Central Ave Jewelry 50% Off
Eye Contact Vision Center 368 Central Ave Eye Glasses 30% Off
Fresh Cut Flowers 471 Central Ave Flower Shop 20% Off
Game City 416 Central Ave Video Games 50% Off
Garden State News 366 Central Ave Gift Shop 25 to 50% Off
Hauptman Carpets 307 Central Ave Carpets & Flooring 25 to 50% Off
Jersey Drugs Inc 286 Central Ave Pharmacy 10% Off
Kennedy Dept. Store 270 Central Ave Department Store Select Furniture
King's Son 309 Central Ave Clothing 25 to 50% Off
Optical Palace 461 Central Ave Eye Glasses 50% Off (restrictions apply)
Payless Shoes 317 Central Ave Shoes Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off
Radio Shack 353 Central Ave Electronics Select Cellular Phones
Rent-A-Center 345 Central Ave Furniture Manager's Special
Rite Aid Pharmacy 331 Central Ave Pharmacy 50% Off
Smart Buyer 438 Central Ave Discount store 50% Off
Stanley Prime Meat Market 425 Central Ave Meat Market 25 to 50% Off
Uniq Pets 457 Central Ave Pet Shop 50% Off
West Coast Video 370 Central Ave Movies DVD 2/ $10 OR 3/$25
Games 2/ $25

"Taste of the Heights"

So where are the good restaurants in the Height's section of Jersey City? Many of them will be at the festival giving attendees a "Taste of the Heights." As a special treat, participating restaurants will be inviting festivalgoers back this summer by distributing a limited number of gift certificates allowing a 50% discount on one sit-down dinner from their full menu (terms and conditions apply).

Participating restuarants include:

Business Address Phone
Amrit Taste of India 280 Central Ave (201) 795-2225
Gino's Restaurant 382 Central Ave (201) 659-6464
Lincoln Inn Restaurant 13 Lincoln St. (201) 659-8686
Mama Leona Pizza 249 Central Ave (201) 659-0550
Cinco De Mayo 403 Central Ave (201) 795-1527
El Sabroso Restaurant 414 Central Ave (201) 216-1497
Restaurante Delicias de Puerto Rico 514 Central Ave (201) 779-0621
Rumba's Café 513 Central Ave (201) 216-9655
Taqueria Restaurant Oaxaca 467 Central Ave (201) 792-7730

Festival Sponsors

Businesses and organizations who become sponsors of the Everything Jersey City Festival enjoy a wide range of promotional benefits in conjunction with the events' marketing campaigns. Additionally, this festival is designed to stimulate the local economy. Sponsors are reinvesting in our community by providing a much needed boost for local commerce.

2009 Everything Jersey City Festival sponsors:

Baines Family Dental (386 Central Ave) Liberty Academy Charter School
CAMBIO Newspaper Liberty Health/ Jersey City Medical Center
Capital One Bank Milrose Consultants Inc.
Central Avenue Liquors New Jersey Transit
Christ Hospital Oritani Bank
City of Jersey City Panepinto Properties
City of Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs Port Authority of NY and NJ
County of Hudson PSE&G
County of Hudson Cultural Affairs and Tourism Renato's Pizza Master (278 Central Ave)
Coach USA/ Red & Tan of Hudson County State Farm Insurance
Eye Contact Vision Center Stop & Shop Supermarkets
El Sabroso Restaurant (414 Central Ave) Susan Newman Design, Inc.
Goehrig's Bakery The American Flag Company
Hauptman Carpets The E-Spot
Hudson County Community College The Hudson Reporter
Jersey City Incinerator Authority The Jersey Journal
Jersey City Parking Authority The Jersey City U.E.Z. Program/ EDC
Jon-Roc Entertainment Uniq Pets
Law Office of Richard Seltzer (436 Central Ave) United Way of Hudson County
Lincoln Inn Restaurant United Water
  US Representative Steve Rothman

The Everything Jersey City Festival is organized by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in partnership with Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the City of Jersey City Municipal Council and Division of Cultural Affairs, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and Board of Chosen Freeholders. Paid for in part by the Jersey City Urban Enterprise Zone Program.

In the News

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Exhibitor Information

The Exhibitor Application was due on April 17, 2009. The Everything Jersey City Festival is now full and is no longer accepting applications. If you would like to recieve notice of future events, please join our JC Festival mailing list.

The Everything Jersey City Festival will be featuring artists, crafters, festival food vendors, local businesses and organizations in 2009. Exhibitors at the festival will reach a crowd of thousands with thier products, service or message. Spaces were filled on a first come, first served basis at the discretion of the Festival Committee.

Canopies (10’x10’) and tables are required for all vendors. Central Avenue businesses Kennedy Department Store (270 Central Ave., 201-420-8722) and C.H. Martin (256 Central Ave., 201-659-7055) have canopies available at very affordable prices. If you plan to rent these items, contact the CASID for our preferred rental company. If you plan to rent these items, All Star Rentals (973-591-1333) is the festival’s preferred company.