Jersey City to host food festival
Jersey City’s Harborside neighborhood will host Smorgasburg on Saturday, May 29, as the popular Brooklyn-based food festival this year stretches across the river in New Jersey to the delight of foodies.
Smorgasburg is a weekly food festival that takes place on weekends in Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles. It bills itself as America’s largest weekly outdoor food market, typically drawing 20,000 to 30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat and drink from 100 local vendors.
The New Jersey City festival will be held from a parking lot in the Urby at 200 Greene St. according to Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, the company behind the Harborside campus at the waterfront in Jersey City.
The festival will run every Saturday until the end of October, according to Eater New York.
This expansion marks the first new location outside of New York or Los Angeles and the first time the festival has been held in person since 2019. Last summer, Smorgasburg hosted only Smorg To Go, a take-out version of the festival in outdoors due to the covid19 pandemic.
Co-founder Eric Demby told Eater New York that the festival will feature at least 25 to 30 food vendors, including New Jersey-based vendors as well as previous Smorgasburg favorites.
“ Deprived of income ”
“Our salespeople have been without income for so long,” Demby told Eater New York. “Restarting a business right now is so emotional and financially risky that we want a small number of vendors to do really well. We don’t want anyone to go out and lose money. “
While the list of Smorgasburg Food Vendors in Jersey City is not finalized, the Jersey City Food Festival is expected to include Berg’s Pastrami, Big Mozz, Bisska, C Bao, Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria, D’Abruzzo, Duck Season, Oyster Party. , The Good Batch, Tojo’s Kitchen, Valentine Burger, Vaquero Elotes and Wood-Fired Edibles.
“When they first expanded outside of NYC / LA, they chose Jersey City,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a Facebook post. “This is one of the biggest food festivals across the river and my first reunion to bring them here was seven years ago… glad it was finally above the goal line and another good one. thing for residents to do. ”
The festival is free and will begin on Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and repeat every Saturday through October.
According to Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, all COVID-19 protocols will be applied.
On May 12, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order to move forward with easing the COVID-19 restriction. The relaxation includes the complete removal of the outside collection limit; increased indoor collection limit; the complete removal of all percentage-based capacity limits for indoor businesses, outdoor businesses and places of worship; and an increase in the interior capacity of large rooms.
The ordinance states that while restrictions on outdoor participants are lifted, participants in outdoor gatherings will still be required to stay six feet from other groups and adhere to existing mask-wearing requirements.
As for the New York festival venues in Williamsburg, Prospect Park and the World Trade Center, opening dates have yet to be determined as Smorgasburg awaits clear guidelines to reopen New York.
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