Central Avenue Auto & Music Show Saturday May 16, 2015

The host and organizers of the popular Everything Jersey City Festival are proud to announce the coming of the “Central Avenue Auto and Music Show.” A group of Central Avenue businesses are now leading the way to start this new tradition in the Jersey City Heights. The organizers are now busy planning an unforgettable day of family-friendly fun for the entire community. The event is scheduled for Saturday May 16, 2015 and will take place between 11 AM to 7 PM, rain or shine, near Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (352 Central).

This event will feature:

  • A mix of classic and exotic cars;
  • Eight hours of entertainment featuring a dynamic lineup of nine performers
  • More than 16 exhibitors and numerous local participating businesses;
  • Children activities including face painting, balloons, and give-a-ways;
  • And an unforgettable day of family-friendly fun for the entire community.

The “Central Avenue Auto and Music Show” is organized by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in partnership with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun, the City of Jersey City Municipal Council and Division of Cultural Affairs, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and Board of Chosen Freeholders. The event is hosted by the Central Avenue shopping district. It is a day when businesses on the Avenue coordinate to do something special for a community that shops local first.

Sponsorship OpportunitiesMusic, Performers, & Entertainment
Exhibitor/ Vendor ApplicationFamily Fun Event
About The CarsStop & Shop Triple Winner Game

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This event would not be possible without support from sponsors. Businesses and organizations who become sponsors of the Central Avenue Auto and Music Show enjoy a wide range of promotional benefits in conjunction with the event’s marketing campaigns. Sponsors are reinvesting in our community by providing a much needed boost for local commerce. If you or your business or organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the CASID at (201) 656-1366 or send us an email request.

Confirmed 2015 Central Avenue Auto and Music Show Sponsors:

Boost Mobile, Central/ Heights Wireless – 283 Central Avenue, JC | (201) 239-5777
City of Jersey City
City of JC Division of Cultural Affairs
Eye Contact Vision Center – 368 Central Avenue, JC | (201) 659-2774
Infinite Print – 225 New York Avenue, JC | (862) 668-3094
Jersey City Medical Center/ Barnabas Health
Metro Honda
Panepinto Properties
Yoga In The Heights – 317 Central Avenue, 2nd Fl, JC | (732) 654-2103

Central Avenue Shopping/ Exhibitors

Exhibitor Spaces has been completely filled for this event. New exhibitor applications and inquiries are not being considered at this time. If you would like to receive future notice of this event, please join our Email list.

Reminder to all Approved Exhibitors:

  • Canopies (10’x10’) and tables are required for all vendors. We will provide the canopies but exhibitors must provide table and chairs.
  • The event is rain or shine.
  • Expect correspondence from CASID no later than May 8th. All applicants should expect to notified by mail if they were accepted to this event. If you do not received email notification that your application is being processed, please contact us immediately. Exhibitors will receive instructions in the mail for setup time and entry.

About The Cars

Our exclusive auto show partner, Latino Automotive Business Services, LLC/ 619 Automotive Promotions, will be providing the cars participating at this event. Felix D. Velez, LABS Founder and CEO, has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry with a specialization in parts sector. In conjunction with LABS, he also runs 619 Automotive Promotions which hosts auto shows and promotional events for auto dealers and repair shops. There will more than twenty cars on display at this event including a mix of classic and exotic cars. To learn more about LABS or about getting involved with the car show, visit the LABS website.

Music, Performances, and Entertainment

From Salsa Music to Modern Dance and Rock and Roll, there will be something for everyone on the event. Artists interested in performing at this or 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 aperformerbut know of a good one we should consider, tell us!

Confirmed For the Event:

DJ ILL will be performing throughout the day in between acts.

FREE Yoga Class at 11AM

Kick-off the Auto and Music Show with Yoga en Español at 11 a.m. led by Adriana Rambay from Yoga in the Heights. At 4 p.m., there will also be a Kids Yoga class. Adult and Kids Yoga classes are free and open to all individuals! Bring your yoga mat and some water and participate in this community event!

Aprenda técnicas para mejorar la respiración, el equilibrio, y la flexibilidad con una clase de yoga en español. Esta clase incluye ejercicios para el calentamiento del cuerpo, una secuencia de movimientos fluidos y dinámicos, y relajación. Adecuada para principiantes.​

Family-Friendly Fun

The Everything Jersey City Festival welcomes folks of all ages for a day filled with activities for the whole family. There is plenty to keep kids active including:

  • Costume Characters
  • Face painting
  • Balloons
  • and much more

This event, and the Heights neighborhood in general, is a safe, family friendly place giving Hudson County’s youth a lifetime of warm memories of what main streets and urban life are all about.

Stop & Shop Triple Winner Game

Every spring, Stop & Shop customers have the opportunity to support Dana-Farber by giving a $1 contribution to the Jimmy Fund. Triple Winner participants can receive free store products, coupons, gift cards, or cash prizes up to $10,000. The Jersey City Heights Stop & Shop store will be offering the Triple Winner Game at the Central Avenue Auto and Music Show on Saturday May 16, 2015.

This year marks Stop & Shop’s 25th annual Triple Winner Game. Through The Triple Winner Game, Stop & Shop customers and associates have raised in total over $85 million for the fight against childhood cancer. Stop and Shop Stores within the New York Metro area, have donated more than $14,650,000 to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since 2001 through the generosity of our customers and associates. This year Stop & Shop and Giant will join forces to raise $5,600,000 for The Jimmy Fund, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Children’s Cancer Foundation and Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.