Coming Soon: Riverview Jazz.Org Dixieland Brunch at the Market, June 7th, 2015

May 29, 2015

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Music in the Park (A Farms in the Heights Program) is happy to welcome Riverview Jazz.Org’s Dixieland Picnic to Riverview-Fisk Park on Sunday, June 7. This event marks the final day of Riverview Jazz.Org’s annual local jazz festival. You can get more information about the RJO’s 2015 festival and its schedule here. It’s hard to believe that RJO held its inaugural festival day at the Riverview Farmers Market two whole years ago – time flies!

On June 7th, live music will be provided at 12:30 by The Gotham Easy, Brooklyn’s finest old-time Dixieland band, and brunch items will be offered by many Riverview Farmers Market vendors.


Music in the Park will continue at the Riverview Farmers Market every first Sunday through November 1st at 12:30 PM. In addition, local favorite DJ Pastiche will appear every third Sunday of the month. For the full 2015 line-up, see here.

We’re grateful for the official support this series has received:

Music in the Park is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agent of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Music in the Park 2015

May 4, 2015

May 3 2015 Christine Santelli music

If you stopped by the Riverview Farmers Market’s opening day on May 3, you might have caught the afternoon’s “Chicks Who Rock” concert, featuring local musicians The Karyn Kuhl Band, Debra Devi, and Christine Santelli. These opening day performances were the first installment of the Market’s 2015 Music in the Park Series, and they were sponsored in part by the Lincoln Inn Bar & Grill.

Music in the Park will be held at the Riverview Farmers Market every first Sunday through November 1 at 12:30 PM. It’s going to be an eclectic line-up, with something for everyone!

June 7: RiverviewJazz.Org’s Dixieland Picnic 

July 5: Afternoon of Music with Brianne Ford, Matteis, the Steven Niles Jazz/Funk Trio and DJ Irs, hosted by Beth Achenbach

August 2: The Benson Ridge Project and Morus Alba

September 6: Raga and Tala: Chhandayan Indian Instrumental Duet and Arbiters of Taste

October 4: The Sensational Country Blues Wonders performing with Twiddlin’ Thumbs and Zydeco Revelators

November 1: Day of the Dead Celebration with the Union City Music Project and Mariachi Flor de Toloache

In addition, local favorite DJ Pastiche will appear every third Sunday of the month.

This season of Music in the Park is sponsored by:

The Lincoln Inn Bar & Grill
The Statuary
Rising Tide Capital

Music in the Park is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agent of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Photograph by Mo Kinberg.

Riverview Farmers Market Customer Survey

March 9, 2015

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As we’re gearing up for the return of the Riverview Farmers Market on Sunday, May 3, we want your input! We’ve put together this very short survey (5 multiple-choice questions!) and we’d like to know what you think. Help us to make the Market even better in 2015! You might even win a resusable bag filled with Market goods.

Click here (or the image above) to reach the survey. Thanks for your participation!

JC Fridays, March 6, 2015

March 5, 2015

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The next JCFridays is happening tomorrow—Friday, March 6th! Once again, Art House Productions has coordinated an amazing list of exhibitions and performances throughout Jersey City.

As usual, we’re excited about everything happening around town, especially in our own neighborhood. To see a list of events in the Heights, click here.

To download the full brochure for JCFridays on March 6th, click here.

Call for 2015 Vendors!

March 3, 2015

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Just two months to go until the Riverview Farmers Market returns on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015!

The RFM team is busily preparing for the Market’s 5th season. Many of last year’s vendors will be returning, but we’re also looking for some fresh new faces. If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at the Riverview Farmers Market, please see here for the current application form and a list of rules and regulations…and feel free to spread the word!

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

This Week in the Heights: JC Fab Lab Grand Opening, Jan. 15th

January 13, 2015

Things are happening here in the Heights!

We’re excited to be able to spread the word about JC Fab Lab, a new community space and workshop for designing, creating, and learning. The Lab is celebrating its public launch this week with a grand opening and open house. Here are the details…

WHEN: Thursday, January 15, 2015

WHERE: 195 New York Avenue, 4th Floor

WHAT: A full day of activities, including a free Make-a-Boat workshop for kids, artist’s talks, food by Livestock JC, music by the Swingadelic Trio (brought to us by, and a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Steven Fulop.

Read more…

Jersey City Heights Shop Hop on Saturday, November 29th

November 26, 2014


In honor of Small Business Saturday, three local businesses have teamed up for a one-day “shop hop” right here in the Heights. The participating businesses are Yoga in the Heights942 Summit (a new collaborative workspace/storefront shared by Do You Tea?, Bloomsbury Sq, and Whos Gluten Free), and Shakti Boutique. These small Heights businesses (some of which you already know from the Riverview Farmers Market!) are encouraging their patrons and neighbors to visit on Saturday and to shop local for the holidays.

Yoga in the Heights will be hosting 10 local artisans from Jersey City and Hoboken in their studio:

Handmade Rugs by Jessica Ashen
Pottery by Jillian Koproski
Lili & Laine Handmade Scarfs and Yarn
Mala Bracelets by Anayra Calderon
Jewelry inspired by Amy Neufeld Photography
Lineage Wear Yoga Pants
Home Economics (Ethnic Baskets, Table Cloths, Pottery & Children’s Stocking Suffers)
Ariele’s Apothecary (Custom Teas and Organic Essential Oils)
Just Jenny’s Love – Greeting Cards
Oh Honey

(Yoga in the Heights’ Pop-Up Holiday Boutique will be open through the end of December, so if you don’t make it out on Saturday, swing by in December!)

942 Summit and Shakti Boutique will be selling their usual great products and have also invited additional local artisans to sell crafts at their shops for this event.


Yoga in the Heights, 317 Central Avenue (at Griffith Street), 2nd floor (over Payless)

Shakti Boutique, 107 Bowers Street (betw. Central Ave. and Cambridge)

942 Summit Avenue: 942 Summit Ave. (at Zabriskie Street)

We will update with any additional details we hear! We look forward to running into many of you at this exciting new event.


Winter Market CSA with Nature’s Own Farm

November 19, 2014


Have you enjoyed shopping this year with Scott of Nature’s Own? Do you like his Jersey-fresh produce, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, and pastured chicken?

Well, the Riverview Farmers Market may be wrapping up its 2014 season on November 23rd, but you can continue to purchase all these good things from Scott throughout the winter!

Read more…

November 2, 2014: Day of the Dead Festival at the Market

October 28, 2014

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Sunday, November 2nd will be a festive day at the Riverview Farmers Market! It is our last Sunday with live music and children’s activities, and we’re marking the date with a Day of the Dead celebration.

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday also observed in other areas of Latin America and in the United States. It honors dead loved ones with colorful decorations and family gatherings. Beautiful altars called ofrendas are made in each home. The altars are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (especially marigolds), mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and large circular breads called pan de muerto. Toys and candies are left for the spirits of children, and cigarettes and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Small folk art skeletons and sugar skulls, purchased at open-air markets, provide the final touches.

For more information and pictures, check out our Facebook event page! You can also read more about Day of the Dead here.

On Sunday, please bring copies of photos (not original photos!) of loved ones, friends, or famous people you would like to honor, to be added to the altar from 9:30 am throughout the day.

Read more…

Thanksgiving Season at the Market: Turkey and Pie Orders

October 26, 2014

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Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 27th this year…and since the Riverview Farmers Market has been extended through Sunday, November 23rd, you’ll be able to do your Thanksgiving shopping locally!

We’re happy to announce that Stony Hill Farms will be selling turkeys and holiday pies at the Market. Orders must be placed by November 16th. The turkeys are raised cage-free at Ashley Farms in Flanders, New Jersey and are free of growth hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives. They will sell for $3.39 per pound. The selection of pies includes traditional apple and pumpkin, peach-blueberry and apple-berry, sugar-free pies, and more. All pick-ups will take place at the Stony Hill booth at the Riverview Farmers Market.

Stop by and ask our Stony Hill friends for more information this Sunday, and place your order!

In addition, the Market will continue to offer NJ-grown produce from Alstede Farms and Nature’s Own, nuts and olives from Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruits, freshly baked pies, cakes, and other sweets from Gina’s Bakery, barbecue sauces and salad dressings from Uncle Bud, and more.

Start making your Thanksgiving list now! See you soon.