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 EntertainmentExhibitor Information 
Family FunFestival Sponsors 
Shopping – ONE DAY SALEIn the News 
Taste of the Heights

Festival Entertainment

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 StageCongress Street Stage
11:15Blue Number Nine – Jersey City’s Groovy Funk and Soul Sensation! 11:15Xol Azul Band – Rock en Español!
12:30CHOICE – The Bad Boys of Acapella! 12:15Meet Your Elected Officials and Appreciation Award Presentations
1:30Meet Your Elected Officials and Legend Award Presentations 1:30Cantigas Women’s Choir
2:00Wayne Gorbea’s Salsa Picante – Salsa Dura y Buena! 2:30Angels Caribbean Band – Chutney, Soca, Calypso and More!
3:00Maki – Traditional Ukranian Children’s Dance Group 3:45Celtic Cross – Irish Tunes with a Pop Flare!
3:15Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU 5:00Judy Torres – Queen of Freestyle!
4:15The Doughboys – Sixties Garage Rock Revival! 5:30Family Fitness Martial Arts
5:15Jang Star Taekwondo   

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 AddressBusiness TypeSale on Select Merchandise
All City Fitted461 Central AveClothing10 to 50% Off
C.H. Martin256 Central AveDepartment StoreSelect Merchandise
Christian Jewelers390 Central AveJewelry30% to 50% Off
DII Deals & Discounts361 Central AveDepartment Store25% Off
El Dorado Furniture320 Central AveFurniture20 to 60% Off
Express Cash Jewelry430 Central AveJewelry50% Off
Eye Contact Vision Center368 Central AveEye Glasses30% Off
Fresh Cut Flowers471 Central AveFlower Shop20% Off
Game City416 Central AveVideo Games50% Off
Garden State News366 Central AveGift Shop25 to 50% Off
Hauptman Carpets307 Central AveCarpets & Flooring25 to 50% Off
Jersey Drugs Inc286 Central AvePharmacy10% Off
Kennedy Dept. Store270 Central AveDepartment StoreSelect Furniture
King’s Son309 Central AveClothing25 to 50% Off
Optical Palace461 Central AveEye Glasses50% Off (restrictions apply)
Payless Shoes317 Central AveShoesBuy 1, Get 1 50% Off
Radio Shack353 Central AveElectronicsSelect Cellular Phones
Rent-A-Center345 Central AveFurnitureManager’s Special
Rite Aid Pharmacy331 Central AvePharmacy50% Off
Smart Buyer438 Central AveDiscount store50% Off
Stanley Prime Meat Market425 Central AveMeat Market25 to 50% Off
Uniq Pets457 Central AvePet Shop50% Off
West Coast Video370 Central AveMoviesDVD 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:

Amrit Taste of India280 Central Ave(201) 795-2225
Gino’s Restaurant382 Central Ave(201) 659-6464
Lincoln Inn Restaurant13 Lincoln St.(201) 659-8686
Mama Leona Pizza249 Central Ave(201) 659-0550
Cinco De Mayo403 Central Ave(201) 795-1527
El Sabroso Restaurant414 Central Ave(201) 216-1497
Restaurante Delicias de Puerto Rico514 Central Ave(201) 779-0621
Rumba’s Café513 Central Ave(201) 216-9655
Taqueria Restaurant Oaxaca467 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 NewspaperLiberty Health/ Jersey City Medical Center
Capital One BankMilrose Consultants Inc.
Central Avenue LiquorsNew Jersey Transit
Christ HospitalOritani Bank
City of Jersey CityPanepinto Properties
City of Jersey City Division of Cultural AffairsPort Authority of NY and NJ
County of HudsonPSE&G
County of Hudson Cultural Affairs and TourismRenato’s Pizza Master (278 Central Ave)
Coach USA/ Red & Tan of Hudson CountyState Farm Insurance
Eye Contact Vision CenterStop & Shop Supermarkets
El Sabroso Restaurant (414 Central Ave)Susan Newman Design, Inc.
Goehrig’s BakeryThe American Flag Company
Hauptman CarpetsThe E-Spot
Hudson County Community CollegeThe Hudson Reporter
Jersey City Incinerator AuthorityThe Jersey Journal
Jersey City Parking AuthorityThe Jersey City U.E.Z. Program/ EDC
Jon-Roc EntertainmentUniq Pets
Law Office of Richard Seltzer (436 Central Ave)United Way of Hudson County
Lincoln Inn RestaurantUnited 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

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.