World-famous food festival Smorgasburg is reopening at the end of May, launching its first-ever New Jersey location at Harborside on the waterfront in Jersey City!

Smorgasburg will look across another river to Manhattan this summer.

The festival is set to debut on Saturday, May 29 and will be open 11am-6 pm every Saturday through October. To start, there will be 30 vendors representing NJ and NYC. 

The announcement is the latest phase of the transformation of the Harborside campus in Jersey City.

Harborside will also introduce Ziggy, a one-of-a-kind art installation designed by Hou de Sousa and located at the Atrium at Harborside. Ziggy is a kaleidoscopic beacon that strings together gateways, apertures, and benches. “The sculpture welcomes folks from all directions to freely explore its ethereal forms and undulating spaces,” Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (the owners of Harborside) said in a press release.

A temporary pedestrian-only Hudson Green has been reclaimed to safely entertain during continued COVID-precautions and will be activated seasonally with a combination of ongoing exhibitions, partnerships, and community-focused programming. 

Highlights include JCFamilies Weekly Summer Series, yoga, weekly live music, fresh markets, and food festivals. The full calendar of events can be found here.  

Ziggy installation at Harborside in New Jersey.

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