This September, on Saturday, September 16, 2023, we will once again celebrate the rich history and cultural diversity of Bergen Square on Bergen Square Day 2023!
The family-friendly event will be an afternoon of music, theater, dance, kids’ activities, food, arts, crafts, merchandise, and community exchange.
Located at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Academy Street, Bergen Square is the historical heart of Jersey City. Today it is a vibrant, bustling community where residents, commuters, shoppers, students, and churchgoers come together to form an extraordinary, unique urban enclave.
Ancient home to the Lenni Lenape and established by the Dutch as the first permanent European settlement in New Jersey in 1660, Bergen Square has welcomed immigrants from around the world for centuries and now flourishes as the historical and cultural wellspring of Jersey City.
Bergen Square Day 2022 Photo Gallery
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS!
Friends of Yraida Aponte-Lipski
Friends of Liberty State Park
Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy
This event was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
2022 Entertainment Lineup
C.H. Martin Bergen Square Stage
12:00 to 6:00 – Deejay Khadi – DJ and MC
12:00 – George Hodnett and Instruments of Praise
1:00 – Chill Brown
2:00 – The Dirty City Band
3:00 – Announcements
3:15 – Joel Chassan’s Drum Circle with Chihiro Cute-Beat (kids’ activity)
4:00 – Surati for the Performing Arts
5:00 – Spirit of Life Ensemble
Mime – Cat Gasta
The Apple Tree House
1:00 to 5:00 – Music on the Front Porch: John Paul Garcia and Joel Chassan Duo
1:00 to 4:00 – Bergen Square History Walking Tours with Mandy (leaving every hour on the hour starting at 1 p.m.)
6:30 – The Speranza Theater Company and “Walk by the Way of the Moon”