North Jersey Gets Groovy at The Harborside Atrium

We came, we saw, we got groovy.
Rain couldn’t stop hundreds of Yelpers from getting their boogie on at Yelp North Jersey’s biggest bash of the year. Guests threw on their funkiest 70’s attire and descended upon the Harborside Atrium in Jersey City for a night filled with an abundance of savory and sweet eats, drinks, disco inspired tunes and so much more.

And did we get down with our bad selves? Heck yes! The James Calleo band kept Yelpers shaking their groove thang all night long. Larkspur Botanicals set the scene with funky florals and balloons. Over thirty local vendors were serving up delicious bites and sips. From a donut wall to flaming Portuguese sausage, to ooey gooey gourmet grilled cheese and hand spun crepes — there was truly something for every palette to enjoy. Interactive activities like hair braiding, virtual reality and disco dance lessons kept Yelpers on their toes. Guests also had the opportunity to explore and sample their way through District Kitchen, a brand new food hall located inside of Harborside Atrium.

And it gets better! All of this was for a great cause. Over $1600 was raised to benefit Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization. Their mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. They also had adorable pups for us to pet!

This night was filled with all of our favorite things — peace, love, Yelp, groovy tunes, stellar eats, refreshing libations and great company. And best of all, local North Jersey business owners and the Yelp community were able to come together to benefit a good cause. That’s something worth celebrating! Be sure to check out the five star reviews here, the professional photos by Great Heights Photography here and the video by i78 Productions here.

This event would not have been possible without all of our incredible sponsors:

Venue // 
Our biggest shout out goes to The Harborside Atrium and District Kitchen
for hosting us in their gorgeous space.

Event Production + Design //
Larkspur Botanicals & Partners in Sound Production

Photography & Videography // 
Great Heights Photography
I7eight Productions

Tunes //
The James Calleo Band:
Production by Dancing Tony, Rock-it Docket productions:

Charity //
Canine Companions for Independence

Boozy //
All Points West Distillery & Piggyback Bar JC

Savory // 
Ainsworth Hoboken
Amelia’s Bistro
The Ashford
Blaze Pizza
Bonefish Grill
Buddy Who’s
Dinosaur BBQ
Ground Connection
Los Dos
The Melt Shop
Piggyback Bar JC
Sticky’s Finger Joint (coming soon to Paramus!)
Whole Foods Market – Edgewater

Sweets //
Acai Ya Later
Baking Mama
Bang Cookies
Black Swan Espresso
Bucket & Bay
Crepe Guru
Dough Donuts
Downtown Yogurt
Mr. Cupcakes
Sweetberry Bowls JC

Non-Alcoholic Drinks//
Black Swan Espresso
Boxed Water
Ground Connection
Health-Ade Kombucha
Hint Water
The Hoboken Mary + Rita
Sparkling Ice

Blo Blow Dry Bar
Cine Marvel Photo Booth
FM Jersey City
JC Ballroom
Samsung Virtual Reality
Uni K Wax

District Kitchen // 
Ani Ramen
Angry Archies
The Belgian Plate by Waffle It & Co.
Left Bank
Pizza Vita