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!
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|
Here’s the complete festival lineup. Please keep in mind that times are approximate!
|Hutton Street Stage||Congress Street Stage|
|11:15||Blue Number Nine – Jersey City’s Groovy Funk and Soul Sensation!||11:15||Xol Azul Band – Rock en Español!|
|12:30||CHOICE – The Bad Boys of Acapella!||12:15||Meet Your Elected Officials and Appreciation Award Presentations|
|1:30||Meet Your Elected Officials and Legend Award Presentations||1:30||Cantigas Women’s Choir|
|2:00||Wayne Gorbea’s Salsa Picante – Salsa Dura y Buena!||2:30||Angels Caribbean Band – Chutney, Soca, Calypso and More!|
|3:00||Maki – Traditional Ukranian Children’s Dance Group||3:45||Celtic Cross – Irish Tunes with a Pop Flare!|
|3:15||Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU||5:00||Judy Torres – Queen of Freestyle!|
|4:15||The Doughboys – Sixties Garage Rock Revival!||5:30||Family Fitness Martial Arts|
|5:15||Jang 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!
Rides and Amuesments for the the kids:
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Petting Zoo
- Obstacle Course
- 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:
|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|
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:
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
- 5/16/09 – Everything Jersey City Festival takes over Central Avenue
- 5/15/09 – ‘Everything’ fest to rock tomorrow in the Heights
- 3/26/09 – ‘Everything’ festival has kickoff, looks to big day May 16
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.