47 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {August 6-9}

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It’s finally the weekend, and we have some much-deserved nice weather after high winds and rains hit Hudson County earlier in the week from Hurricane Isaias. We are fully into the second half of August, and while that might make you sigh, let’s focus on all the great activities happening over the next few days. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {August 6th-9th}.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.

Featured Events

2020 Hoboken Wellness Crawl is Going Virtual for 30 Days: Proceeds to Support Hoboken Relief Fund

September 13th-October 13th, 2020 | Ongoing

Get Tickets Here

This year, the Hoboken Wellness Crawl will look a little different as it will be a 30-Day Virtual Wellness Crawl Event. {But rest assured, the same amount of fun is guaranteed as with every previous year}. This year’s virtual event, which kicks off September 13th and will run through October 13th, will allow for online engagement with all Hudson County businesses, regardless of location, who really need exposure at this difficult time, and will let crawlers take advantage of exclusive deals and giveaways via really exciting virtual options and in-person activities at your leisure, if you’d like to participate. We have over 100+ vendors participating and can’t wait to share them all with you! Get tickets here.

In-Person Events

Downtown Washington Street in Hoboken to Close Thursday-Sunday as ‘Summer Streets’ Continues

Thursday, August 6th-Sunday, August 9th | Ongoing

The following programs will take place every Thursday and Friday evening in August, from 6PM to 10PM:

  • Summer Streets Downtown by Hoboken Terminal on Newark Street from River Street to Hudson Street, Hudson Place from Hudson Street to River Street, and both River Street and Hudson Street from Hudson Place to Newark Street; Hudson Street will be open to traffic but no parking will be permitted
  • Summer Streets Uptown 14th Street from Bloomfield Street to Hudson Street; open to pedestrians only
  • Slow Streets Uptown Washington Street from 11th Street to 15th Street; parking and deliveries will be permitted on Washington Street with local traffic at 5 MPH

New, on Saturdays and Sundays in August, the HBA will work with businesses to expand their outdoor capacity during each of the City’s scheduled programs and street closures:

  • Slow Streets Downtown Washington Street from 1st Street to 7th Street from 6PM to 10PM; parking and deliveries will be permitted on Washington Street with local traffic at 5 MPH
  • Downtown 1st Street from Washington Street to Garden Street will be open to pedestrians only from noon to 10 p.m., no parking will be permitted
  • Downtown Waterfront on Sinatra Drive from Newark Street to 4th Street will be open to pedestrians only all day (weekdays will be closed to traffic and parking other than local deliveries at all times through October).

For more information and the most up-to-date calendar of events, go to www.hobokenalliance.com

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 6th | 4:00PM-8:00PM

Farmers’ markets are a great way to get fresh produce while supporting local vendors. Stop by the Pedestrian Mall to check out this popular market. Check out all the different vendors here.

Live Music at the Stewed Cow with Jeff Greenspan

Thursday, August 6th | 8:00PM-10:00PM

Head over to the Stewed Cow on Thursday night for some live music to start the weekend. Learn more here.

Laugh Outside Comedy on the Street at Brightside Tavern

Thursday, August 6th | 8:30PM-9:30PM

Live comedy is back at Jersey City’s Brightside Tavern. Enjoy outdoors, socially distanced comedy with comedians from CONAN, Comedy Central, and more. Get more info here.

Pop-up Show at Hudson Coffee

Friday, August 7th | 7:00AM-1:00PM

Head over to Hudson Coffee for a pop-up by OBCEC’D Handmade where they will be selling mask chains and accessories. Get more info here.

Outdoor Yoga Class with Hudson Yoga Project

Friday, August 7th | 10:00AM + 12:00PM

Join Hudson Yoga Project for outdoor classes at two different times. Class will be held at Pier A at 10:00AM and under the 14th Street Viaduct at 12:00PM. Sign up here.

Weehawken VFW Carwash

Friday, August 7th | 12:00PM-8:00PM

Support the VFW by getting your car washed! There is a $10 suggested donation and anyone who donates more gets a free t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the Weehawken VFW. Head over to the Weehawken Town Hall to show your support.

Feel Good Friday Hosted by Groove on Grove(The) Rock-it Docket and Artist & Maker Market

Friday, August 7th | 3:00PM-9:00PM

Look forward to a handmade art market comprised of 30+ vendors, food, and a DJ. Learn more here.

Outdoor Exercise Class with Kelly Lease

Friday, August 7th | 5:30PM-6:30PM

This class will be a low to high interval combo with an appropriate warm-up, ab work, Pilates, and some stretching, all designed in a way to have fun and relax a bit. It’s $15 for a drop-in class and all you need to bring is a mat, a mask, and a water bottle if you’d like! Sign up here.

Acoustic on the Roof at 902 Brewery

Friday, August 7th | 7:00PM-10:00PM

Enjoy local music and craft beer. Get more information here.

Bi-Annual Vintage Warehouse Sale

Saturday, August 8th-Sunday, August 9th | All Day

Head over to Mint Market, 339 Grove Street in JC, and shop the bi-annual outdoor vintage sale. Head over to the website to learn more. Shop for clothes, jewelry, and accessories.

Lion’s Gate Portal with Urban Souls at Pier A

Saturday, August 8th | 5:30AM-7:30AM

Bask in the beauty and radiance of sunrise on the Hudson — attuning to, aligning with, and honoring the energy of the rising sun and Lion’s Gate Portal. Experience gentle awakening movement, breathwork, and deeply restorative and healing yoga nidra —culminating with ceremony, planting seeds of intention in the fertile ground of the Infinite within. Pre-register here.

Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, August 8th | 9:00AM-2:00PM

The Uptown Farmers Market is happening every Saturday under the 14th Street viaduct between Grand and Adams Streets. Stony Hill Farms will be selling their Jersey Fresh produce, Hoboken Farms and Paolo’s Kitchen’s will sell locally made eats, along with Pickle-Licious, Valley Creamery’s sheep’s milk cheese, and more.

Storytime With Harmonica Sunbeam At Word Jersey City

Saturday, August 8th | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Storytime with HARMONICA SUNBEAM encourages the creativity and boundless energy and excitement of child’s play as they relate to both gender neutrality and non-conformity while promoting positive LGBTQ role models. Harmonica Sunbeam will read oppression and ism-free books and timeless favorites in addition to leading participants in song between stories in this official Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival sponsored event. Hosted by WORD Jersey City. This event will take place live in front of Word Bookstore. Get more information here.

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, August 9th| 10:00AM-2:00PM

Check out vendors such as Alstede Farms, Stony Hill Farms, RH Farms, JC Fish Stand, and Gourmet Fruit and Nuts at the Riverside Farmers Market this weekend. Learn more here.

Childbirth Express Class Hosted by Little & Loved Doula ServicesIntegrative Obstetrics, and Trang Onderdonk

Sunday, August 9th | 8:30AM-10:30AM

An express workshop on what to expect during childbirth, how to be prepared, and how your partner can support you. Learn about making informed decisions about your labor, childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care. Learn more here.

Sunday Brunch w/Live Music at Hudson Table

Sunday, August 9th | 12:00PM-2:00PM

Head over to Hudson Table {located at 1403 Clinton St, Hoboke} for a family-style brunch. This meal is perfect for sharing with friends/family and will be served on the outdoor patio. There will be music by Michael Murphy for some light brunch tunes. Table selection will be first-come, first-served, and don’t forget to BYOB. Outdoor dining is also pet friendly. Learn more here.

Virtual Weekend Events in the Area

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The 5th Annual Strong Like a Mama Digital Summit

Wednesday, August 5th-Friday, August 7th | 12:00PM-5:00PM

Celebrate inner strength with wellness sessions designed to recalibrate your mind and body and discussions with real mothers at the top of their game who have fought, struggled, and come out the other side stronger than before. Don’t miss three jam-packed days of workshops with top health, wellness, and beauty industry executives, content creators, thought leaders, influencers, and activists. Learn more here.

Babes in Business Hoboken Virtual Meetup

Wednesday, August 5th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

Have you had to pivot during the pandemic? Join a conversation about the new normal and how the boss babes of the world are still crushing it in business. Included are group activities, growing your tribe, panels with Q&A, and shopping with local vendors plus giveaways. Sign up here.

Art History From Home: What Makes a Photograph? Hosted by Whitney Museum of American Art

Thursday, August 6th | 12:00PM-12:30PM

This series of online talks by the Whitney’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows highlights works in the Museum’s collection to illuminate critical topics in American art from 1900 to the present. During each thirty-minute session, participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat. Get more info here.

The Perseids Meteor – Live with LSC

Thursday, August 6th | 1:00PM-1:45PM

Head to Liberty Science Center’s Facebook page and follow along with the presenter for a preview of the Perseids Meteor Shower, generally the best meteor shower of the year. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to spot the Perseid Meteor Shower from your own backyard. Along the way, you’ll explore how to see Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, plus explore the great constellations of the summertime. Get more info here.

Virtual Story Slam Hosted by Art House Productions

Thursday, August 6th | 7:00PM

In celebration Pride Month, listen to touching LGBTQ+ coming out stories. This story slam is a chance for folks to share personal stories in a supportive forum. This event is part of the Jersey City Pride Festival. Click here to register.

Group Healing Zoom Meeting with Leah Guy

Thursday, August 6th | 6:00PM-7:00PM

Join a weekly Group Healing Zoom each Thursday with Leah Guy. This like-minded community will share, support, and receive inspired info on mindfulness, energy healing, current events, messages from spirit, and more. Each meeting contains a 5-10 min guided meditation and group energy clearing.  The event is a donation pay-what-you-wish. Learn more here.

Friends Trivia Online {Live} Fundraiser

Thursday, August 6th | 8:45PM-10:00PM

Here is your opportunity to show off your knowledge of Friends by playing this live trivia game. You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety and comfort of your home. The prize will be an Amazon gift card, free future events, and maybe more. This event will be held on Zoom. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to various charities including COVID-19 Relief, animal shelters, food pantries, and other causes. For a list of specific places please email info@sociallevents123.com. Learn more here.

Comedy’s Best Kept Secret

Friday, August 7th | multiple times

The Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour is a talented group of Internationally Touring Comedians, whose names have continued to be a secret {so far}. The Tour has traveled more than 175,000 miles, and been to over 100 cities across the globe, garnishing more than 150 write-ups and having performed for 1,000’s of folks. They are proven talent, now staying in lockdown, entertaining folks worldwide, aiming to keep Comedy’s Best Kept Secret. Get tickets here.

Live Job Searching Seminar with Kimberley Bueno Schoing Hosted by the Hoboken Public Library

Friday, August 7th | 1:00PM-2:00PM

Join professional career counselor, Kimberley Bueno Schoing as she guides individuals that have 20+ years of working experience and are looking to revamp or improve their professional portfolio to help obtain their desired job during COVID-19.
Classes will be conducted over Facebook Live on the Library’s Facebook page. They will then be recorded on YouTube. No need to register, just join the event. Kimberley will answer all questions you ask in the chatbox. Get more information here.

Virtual Block Party: Weehawken + Union City Small Biz

Saturday, August 8th | 10:30AM-7:30PM

Join the first-ever Weehawken + Union City Virtual Block Party, it’s a one-day event that features 15 local area businesses {mostly brick + mortars}, offering free virtual {Zoom} classes and special limited-time promotions to local customers. Learn more here.

Virtual Home Buying Workshop

Saturday, August 8th | 2:00PM-3:00PM

Here is your chance to learn the home buying process from beginning to end. Strategies on money-saving hacks and COVID considerations covered. Register here.

Beyond Breath Online – An Introduction to the Happiness Program Hoboken

Sunday, August 9th | 11:00AM-12:15PM

In this 75-minutes online introductory session to the world-renowned Art of Living Happiness Program you will get to know more about the Sudarshan Kriya™ breathing technique – a powerful breathing technique to release stress and boost your immune system. Learn more here.

Online Classes with Coditum

All Weekend | Ongoing

Coditum {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken} will be offering a variety of online one-on-one classes. Find out more information and sign up here

Virtual Exhibition Tours at the Hoboken Historical Museum

All Weekend | Ongoing

The Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken} will be hosting a variety of virtual exhibition tours. Get more information here.

Free Online Ivy League Courses

All Weekend | Ongoing

Enjoy a slew of online courses from a variety of Ivy League schools. Get more information here.

Virtual Music Classes with Rockness Music

All Weekend | Ongoing

Enjoy a virtual music lesson with your little one with Rockness Music {multiple locations}. Get more info here.

 

Kid-Focused Events

Kidville: Rockin’ Railroad: Kidville’s Musical Journey Class

Thursday, August 6th | 9:15AM-9:45AM

Join Kidville for an acoustic version of the popular musical adventure where you and your little ones become passengers on the Rockin’ Railroad! The rockin’ Conductor Matt and Co-Conductor Dana are ready to take you on a journey exploring different instruments and musical genres. We just know you’ll love meeting our special puppet friends at Instrumentville and Grandma’s House before we head back to the Kidville Playground Station. More information here.

Cartooning Workshop for Teens Live on Zoom

Thursday, August 6th | 2:00PM-3:00PM

Join the Hoboken Public Library for this series of workshops where you will be exploring some of Disney’s 12 principles of animation. You will be using technology {mobile device and app} for content production and develop creativity through animation and storytelling. Students will need two devices: a mobile device {phone or tablet} for the animation app and another device for the Zoom video conference app. Learn more here.

Stretch, Scribble & Sing: Kidville’s Good Morning Online Show

Friday, August 7th | 9:15AM-9:45AM

Start your morning with movement and singing. Join the Kidville team for this online playground. Sign up here.

Summer Camp with My Gym Hoboken

Ongoing | 8:00AM-5:00PM

Let your child experience camp that’s packed with games, relays, puppets, gymnastics, songs, dances, storytime, music, sports, arts and crafts, and much more. Led by their caring teachers, My Gym Camp is designed to enhance physical growth and a sense of individual success. Learn more here.

Garden Street Music Dance Classes

Ongoing | Throughout the day

Join safe outdoor dance, music, and theatre classes at 1018 Washington St. Only $25 per class for kids of multiple ages. Check out the website for the schedule and email your reservation to dance@gardenstreetmusic.com.

Greater NJ/NY Events

Sweetleaf Farm at the Montclair Farmers Market

Saturday, August 8th | 8:00AM-2:00PM

The Montclair Farmers’ Market offers an array of local farmers and artisans, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, cheeses, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, honey, flowers, wine, pickles, and so much more. Learn more here.

5 Things to Know About Estate Planning Once You Turn Sixty-Five Hosted by Milvidskiy Law Group 

Saturday, August 8th | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Join this free webinar to learn about legal risks associated with aging, planning to avoid guardianship, protect your assets, pay for long-term care, and qualify for Medicaid. Understand the difference between having a Will and a Living Trust, and how to determine which one you need. Register here.

Domino Park Greenmarket Hosted by Brooklyn Greenmarkets

Sunday, August 9th | 9:00AM-3:00PM

GrowNYC’s Domino Park Greenmarket is open! Find locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, fresh-cut flowers, and baked goods at this neighborhood farmers market. Learn more here.

Asbury Fresh 2020 Summer Market

Sunday, August 9th | 11:00AM-2:00PM

The market will allow for healthy social distancing, and proper safety precautions, while continuing the market as normally as possible. Get more information on vendors here.

 

Partner Happenings

Mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ for $250 Off Amenity Fees at the BLVD Luxury Buildings

The BLVD JC Collection of luxury buildings offers an upscale living experience with spacious floorplans, high-end finishes, access to a curated suite of luxury amenities, concierge services, and more. BLVD’s leasing company is offering $250 off amenity fees to HG readers. Redeem here.

Use code “HOBOKENGIRL” at Checkout for 10% Off Your Online Order

Vibal Energy Tea is a Hoboken-based energy tea made with organic ingredients and no artificial sweeteners {with only 3g of sugar!} They’re offering free local direct-to-home shipping to anywhere in Hoboken {1 case minimum} and JC Downtown/Heights {2 case minimum} all part of their launch promo. Order here.

Mention Hoboken Girl to Get a Free Consultation + 50% Off a Business Listing Fee with Murphy Business Sales

Murphy Business Sales works with business owners to help them get their business ready to sell or interested buyers to find the right fit. Murphy Business Sales agents analyze the market and your business to determine a good marketing plan and a reasonable asking price. Hoboken Girl readers can enjoy a free consultation and 50% off a business listing fee. Email Phil at p.zanardi@murphybusiness.com to set up a consultation.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Monday, August 10th – Join the Hoboken Public Library on the children’s Instagram page, @HobokenLibraryKids, for a fun and simple storytime with stories, rhymes, and puppets!

Tuesday, August 11th – Free summer yoga in the park. Relax, unwind, and rejuvenate with a 1-hour slow flow and meditation class hosted by Sattva Yoga. Learn more here.

Tuesday, August 11th – Enjoy ‘400 Years of Horse Power: The Engine That Built New York City’ Webinar hosted by New York Adventure Club. Register here.

Wednesday, August 12th – Mark your calendars for the  Virtual Jersey City Comedy Festival, coming to Zoom from August 12th-August 15th. Learn more here.

 

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Morgan is a career copywriter and copy editor with a background in small business marketing. Her professional work has been across many business verticals such as medical, web security, health + wellness, lifestyle, and consumer goods. She also had an original play produced at the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken in June 2019. When not writing, she can be found in Sephora buying unnecessary amounts of makeup or teaching a yoga class at the Hudson Yoga Project. She works from her home office in Hoboken with her rescue dog Bowie.