Jersey City Family Activities & Cinco de Mayo Events

Here are some of the family-friendly events, activities and deals you can enjoy this week in the Jersey City and Hoboken area!

Jersey City Street Closure Alert

The following streets in Jersey City will be closed Wednesday, May 2; Thursday, May 3; Friday, May 4 and Monday May 7 from 7am – 4pm. Expect traffic delays.

  • York Street from Van Vorst to Washington
  • Warren Street from Montgomery to York Street


Groove On Grove 

Every Wednesday, catch live music at the Grove Street PATH Plaza. Tonight is “Dos De Mayo Fiesta” and the lineup includes Karikatura, The Machete Movement and more! Don’t forget the beer and liquor provided by Barcade, Saigon Café and Hard Grove Cafe. Wednesday, May 2 from 6pm – 9pm rain or shine. At the Grove Street PATH Plaza. Map.


Project 365 Jersey City Green Week

Project 365: Jersey City Green Week will give residents local events each day of the week that “highlight and promote green and sustainable living throughout the year.” On Thursday, May 3, “explore, dine & shop” at various local businesses in town. By printing your “green pass” here you can save at participating local businesses through Saturday, May 5. A few restaurants include Marco and Pepe, Skinner’s Loft, The Iron Monkey and more. On Friday, May 5 there will be a Green Crafts Fair at the Grove Street PATH plaza beginning at 2pm. The five-day event concludes on Saturday, May 5 at Van Vorst Park for Green Events & Games from 11am – 3pm, with activities including a bike tour with Bike JC, multiple clean-up activities, kayaking at Jersey City Reservoir 3 and much more. This event is happening now and lasts through Saturday, May 5. Click here for details.


Seventh Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta

Come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a parade and block party in downtown Jersey City! The two-block parade will begin across from City Hall (179 Grove Street) in downtown Jersey City. The parade begins at 4pm and the party begins at 5pm and will last until midnight. Enjoy live entertainment, food and more! Friday, May 4 from 4pm – midnight. 179 Grove Street, Jersey City. Map.


4th Street Arts 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off and Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 

This local Jersey City annual event challenges local restaurants and resident chefs to make chili and compete for the title “Best Chili in Chilltown.” Admission is $5/person and VIP entry is $25/person with an advanced ticket purchase and access to the event an hour early starting at 12:30pm. Judge’s Choice will be announced at 4:30pm and People’s Choice at 5:30pm. There will be lots of chili, cold beer, live music and much more! Saturday, May 5 from 1:30pm – 6:30pm. Purchase tickets here and RSVP via their Facebook page here. This event is kid-friendly, but leave the furry friends at home. 4th Street between Newark and Merseles, Jersey City. Map.


Hoboken Arts & Music Festival 

Come and check out this huge event with more than 300 artists, crafters, restaurants and more! There will be three stages of live music featuring acts like The dB’s, Freedy Johnston and more. There will be children’s activities on 3rd Street including rides, games, balloons, live performances and face painting. Sunday, May 6 from 11am – 6pm rain or shine. The festival will take place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street in Hoboken. Map.

Deals of the Day

Two Weeks of Sleep-Away Summer Camp

With this livingsocial deal, pay just $500 and get two weeks of sleep-away camp for your child ages seven – 16 from June 30 – July 15, July 17 – 31 or August 2 – 15. This deal is from Trail Blazer Camps and is in Montague, NJ. Only 12 days left on this deal! 210 Deckertown Turnpike, Montague, NJ. Map.

Classes and Play Time at My Gym 

This deal, brought to you by Plum District (formerly Doodle Deals), offers four classes, four free play visits and a lifetime membership at My Gym (up to $160 value). There are 15 locations available, including Hoboken. The deal expires in three days. My Gym locations.


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