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The Jersey City Oddities Market Returns on 4/14 With “Spring Mourning”

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Lovers of all things weird and wonderful are in for a real treat. The Jersey City Oddities Market will have its first event of the season this month. On Sunday, April 14th from 12PM to 6PM, the Jersey City Oddities Market presents a very special (and free) event called “Spring Mourning”. The event will take place inside Twilight Thrift Shop at the Makers Square Market located at 2845 John F Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, just one block away from the Journal Square PATH Station. Read on for more about this one-of-a-kind event in Jersey City.

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How It Started

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Back in 2016 founder Brittany Graziosi established the Jersey City Oddities Market, a pop-up marketplace focusing on a niche selection of oddities and one-of-a-kind alternative art. Over the years she has hosted over 100 local taxidermists, artists, jewelers, and other talented crafters to showcase their work throughout the Jersey City community.

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Brittany was born and raised in Jersey City and grew up in the Greenville neighborhood. She is an alumnus of County Prep High School where she first got a taste of jewelry making in an art class taught by Charlene Kahse. In 2010,  Brittany started her jewelry brand called Antisocial Jewelry Co. which she said was the catalyst for starting Jersey City Oddities in the first place. Her unique designs were made from bones, animal teeth, butterfly wings, and other natural materials.

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Brittany has been interested in antiques, medical anomalies, taxidermy, and other oddities since she was a kid. She told us, “When I was about five years old I declared that I wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up. Later that changed to mortician which is what I actually pursued – so my special interest in the oddities world is antique funerary goods! That’s what I personally collect.

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Brittany now lives in Bayonne with her son and remains closely knit within the Jersey City community. When we asked her what her favorite part of starting Jersey City Oddities was, she said: “By far the best part of the market is how close I’ve become to a lot of the vendors. Many of the artists have become my best friends in the last few years of the events. When my son was hospitalized last year many of them rallied behind us, donating to fundraisers for him. Likewise, when the artists have had emergencies we always come through for each other. Two years ago this month actually one of the longtime vendors Cheri Applegate passed away at the age of 50 – and many of the vendors contributed to a fundraiser for her husband, and I handled her funeral arrangements at my job. Seven-plus years in, we really are a family.”

Attending An Event

This event in particular is extra special for Jersey City Oddities because it will be taking place inside of Twilight Thrift Shop which Brittany opened back in January of 2024 after clearing out an abandoned Payless ShoeSource storefront. Brittany says “The thrift shop has everything from your typical dirt cheap home goods to the strange and unusual goods you’d find at the oddities market – but it’s open 6 days a week!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As mentioned, the event will take place on Sunday, April 14th from 12PM to 6PM at 2845 John F Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, just one block away from the Journal Square PATH Station. Parking is also available for $18 across the street at State Square Garage.

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Keep an eye out on the Jersey City Oddities social media profiles for updates about future events which are hosted multiple times per year in various locations. To stay up to date on future events, vendor calls, and announcements follow Jersey City Oddities Market on Facebook and Instagram or visit the FAQ page for more information.

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