Everything Jersey City Festival Proving the U.E.Z. Program Builds Communities Saturday May 22, 2010

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Click on the links below to learn more about the 2010 festival that took place on Central Avenue in the Jersey City Heights.

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Exhibitor Info/ ApplicationFamily FunVolunteer Information
SponsorsShopping – ONE DAY SALEGetting to the Festival
Festival EntertainmentTaste of the HeightsCommunity Advisories

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Take a look back at the 2009 Everything Jersey City Festival page.

Take a look back at the 2008 Everything Jersey City Festival page.

*Note: The festival was pushed back one week from its original date in respect to fallen Jersey City Police Officer Marc DiNardo. His memory is being honored in Washington D.C. the week of May 10. More info to follow.

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“Thanks” to our 2010 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.

If you or your business or organization is interested in becoming a future sponsor, please email or call the CASID at (201) 656-1366.

2010 Everything Jersey City Sponsors:

Baines Family Dental (386 Central Ave)Infinite Print
CAMBIO NewspaperThe Jersey City Independent
Capital One BankJersey City Incinerator Authority
Central Avenue LiquorsJersey City Parking Authority
Christ HospitalLaw Office of Richard Seltzer (436 Central)
City of Jersey CityLiberty Academy Charter School
City of Jersey City Division of Cultural AffairsLiberty Health/ Jersey City Medical Center
Coach USA/ Red & Tan of Hudson CountyPSE&G
County of HudsonSaint Dominic Academy
County of Hudson Cultural Affairs and TourismState Farm Insurance
DirecTV (M T Satellite City)Sundance Vacations
El Sabroso Restaurant (414 Central Ave)Susan Newman Design, Inc.
Eye Contact Vision CenterThe American Flag Company
Footprints RealtyThe Hudson Reporter
Game City (416 Central Ave)The Jersey Journal
Goehrig’s BakeryThe Jersey City U.E.Z. Program/ EDC
Hauptman CarpetsUnited Water
Hudson Catholic High SchoolUS Representative Steve Rothman
Hudson County Community College 

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.

Festival Entertainment


  • The Benjamins – NJ’s favorite Modern-Arena Rock group!
  • Paddy and the Pale Boys Your Favorite Irish Band – Boston’s Irish groups have nothing on these boys!
  • Tru Brit – Reminsce of the 70s with this Tribute group!
  • Verdict – We’re Jammin’! Reggae and Calypso under the sun!
  • Swingadelic – Modern Big Band Music that’s so good, you’ll be saluting Uncle Sam!
  • Rumba Con Son – Salsa & Latin Beats that’ll have you ‘Dancin’ in the Streets!’
  • Christine Santelli – American Roots/Blues from Jersey City’s own world renowned female artist!
  • Xol Azul Band – Rock en Español! Muy Caliente!
  • CHOICE – Jersey City’s own Bad Boys of Acapella and Oldies are back!
  • Edward Solomon and Go Falcon – New Age Pop/ Rock led by Jersey City’s own Edward Solomon of Hauptman Carpets – 307 Central Avenue
  • Annelise Collette – Pop & RB with a soloist twist from one classy lady!
  • N.V. US of JC – All the other Rock bands ENVY their style!
  • Zone – Jazz that’s on point from musicians that truly get ‘in the zone!’
  • Keith Vukan – Acoustic sounds from one talented musician!
  • Dogfood JC – Bring all your dogs to see Jersey City’s local Rock favorite!
  • Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU
  • Family Fitness Martial Arts
  • Jang Star Taekwondo
  • Hope Center Dancers
  • Jersey City Liberty Cheerleaders

From local favorites to largely-known acts, there will be something for everyone on the four festival stages! 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 a performer but know of a good one we should consider, tell us!

Family Fun

Rides and Amusements for the the kids:

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Petting Zoo
  • Obstacle Course
  • Moonwalk
  • Super Slide

More to come. Check back for updates.

The Jersey City Department of Recreation and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Present “Central Avenue Street Soccer”! For more info, visit www.JerseyCitySoccer.org

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 50% OFF select merchandise.

Central Wireless283 Central AveCell Phones50% Off
Chi-Chi’s287 Central AveWomen’s Clothing50% Off
Christian Jewelers390 Central AveJewelry30% to 50% Off
Dollar City364 Central AveDiscount Store30% Off
Eye Contact Vision Center368 Central AveEye Glasses30% Off
Game City416 Central AveVideo Games50% Off
Genevieve’s Gift Shop399 Central AveGift Shop25% Off
Hauptman Carpets307 Central AveCarpets & Flooring25 to 50% Off
Kennedy Dept. Store270 Central AveDepartment StoreSelect Merchandise
King’s Son309 Central AveClothing25 to 50% Off
Rene Angelo Sports Store429 Central AveClothing40% Off
Uniq Pets457 Central AvePet Shop50% Off
West Coast Video370 Central AveMoviesDVD 2/ $10 OR 3/$25
Games $9.99 each or 2/ $25

Find great treats and bargains at the following Sidewalk Sales:

Business AddressBusiness Type
All City Fitted461 Central AveClothing
Bond Drugs Inc371 Central Avepharmacy
Daisy Cleaners426 Central AveDry Cleaners
DII Deals & Discounts361 Central AveDepartment Store
Dollar City364 Central AveDiscount Store
Fabco Shoes343 Central AveShoe Store
Fiesta Party Center409 Central AveParty Supplies
Garden State Restaurant287 Central AveRestaurant
Goodtime Pharmacy324 Central AvePharmacy
King’s Son309 Central AveClothing
La Concha 384 Central AveRestaurant
La Nacional Corp.391 Central AveLong Distance Calling
On The Ave362 Central AveClothing
Pearl Beauty Salon413 Central AveBeauty Salon
Photo Professor421 Central AvePhoto Store
Rene Angelo Sport Store429 Central AveClothing
Smart Buyer438 Central AveDiscount Store
Stanley Prime Meat Market425 Central AveMeat Market
UMR Pharmacy424 Central AvePharmacy
Uniq Pets457 Central AvenuePet store
West Cost Video370 Central Avemovie rentals
WTC439 Central AveHair Salon
Young’s Fine Jewelry355 Central AveJewelry Store

“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 significant discount on one sit-down dinner from their full menu (terms and conditions apply).

Participating restaurants include:

Mama Leona Pizza249 Central Ave(201) 659-0550
Cinco De Mayo403 Central Ave(201) 795-1527
El Carretero Restaurant449 Central Ave(201) 420-8889
El Sabroso Restaurant414 Central Ave(201) 216-1497
Garden State Restaurant287 Central Ave(201) 963-0240
Los Tres Chilitos456 Central Ave(201) 216-9699
Restaurante Delicias de Puerto Rico514 Central Ave(201) 779-0621
Rumba’s Café513 Central Ave(201) 216-9655

Exhibitor Information

The Exhibitor Application was due on April 21, 2010. The Everything Jersey City Festival is now full and is no longer accepting new applications. If you would like to receive 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 2010. Exhibitors at the festival will reach a crowd of thousands with their products, service or message. Spaces were filled on a first come, first served basis at the discretion of the Festival Committee.

Exhibitors who have already applied for the event will receive a mailing during the first week of May to confirm, or deny, their acceptance into this year’s festivities. If you applied for the event and do not receive a letter by May 9th, please contact the CASID asap.

Reminder to Everything J.C. Festival Exhibitors:

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.