• Applications are due by Friday, May 5th.

  • An accepted application is a commitment to show. No refund will be made for cancellation. Stand in food vendors will not be permitted.

  • A vendor fee of $200 (one event) or $300 (two events) will be charged per food truck or tent, $100 (one event) or $150 (two events) for each cart and $90 (one event) or $150 (two events) for artisan/dry goods.   Payment can be made via PayPal or check payable to Hudson Kitchen, LLC and is due after your application has been accepted.


  • Vendors will be provided a designated appropriate-sized space or parking at the Jersey City waterfront  and/or Riverview Fisk Park.

  • Vendors are required to provide everything for service, including but not limited to generators (quiet only), signage/banners, tent, tables, equipment, menus, napkins, paper goods, etc.

  • Vendor Business Name and Contact Information must be clearly displayed.  All prices must be clearly marked during festival hours.

  • RiverviewJazz.Org, Hudson Kitchen, LLC, and AJB Events LLC:

    • Reserve the right to restrict any signs that are deemed inappropriate

    • Are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property, including merchandise and cash

    • Reserve the right to remove vendor property that is; left unattended, placed outside of a designated vendor space, deemed unsafe, or outside the guidelines of the festival


  • Vendors must be open during the entire event  - Jersey City Waterfront (12:00 PM-7:00 PM) and Riverview Fisk Park (12:00-8:00 PM)

  • Setup Time:  Festival setup will begin no later than 10:00 AM.  Vendors will be expected to be ready for business by 11:00 AM.  Late arrivals will be treated in the same manner as a no-show.

  • Breakdown Time: Festival breakdown will begin no earlier than 7:00 PM (Waterfront) and 8:00 PM (Riverview Fisk Park).  Vendors are responsible for cleaning their area after the event.

  • Vendors will be responsible for removing all trash/packaging resulting from setup prior to festival, and agrees to bag and remove all trash at festival close and place in designated areas.


  • City of Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services food service, temporary food service or peddlers license must be obtained by vendors at DHHS 199 Summit Ave, Jersey City.   

  • Jersey City Fire Department Sterno, Propane, Gas Generator and Fire Permits are the sole responsibility of vendors and must be obtained from the JCFD 465 Marin Blvd.

  • A New Jersey state food handler’s certification is required of staff working the event. At least one (1) certified staff member is required to be present at all times.

  • Note: Hudson Kitchen/AJB Events will provide a list of vendors to the Health and Fire departments.  The date that you can obtain your license(s) will be provided closer to the event.


  • Liability insurance rider covering Hudson County, RiverviewJazz.Org and Hudson Kitchen, LLC required.

  • General aggregate ($2,000,000), each occurrence ($1,000,000)  

  • The certificate should read as follows: County of Hudson, Hudson County Parks, Attention: Beth Ruttler, Lincoln Park Admin building, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Under description of operations:   

Additional Insured:  

  • County of Hudson, Hudson County, Lincoln Park Admin Building, Jersey City, NJ 07304

  • RiverviewJazz.Org, 19 East 31st St., Bayonne, NJ 07002

  • Hudson Kitchen, LLC, 26 Tellicherry Court, Jersey City, NJ 07305

  • Note: Additional Insured Subject to Change


Djenaba Johnson-Jones, Hudson Kitchen: 646-319-5137 or djenaba@thehudsonkitchen.com  or Anita Belle, AJB Events: 347.593.8179 or anita@anitabelle.com