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51 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {August 13-16}

by Morgan Gertler
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We are officially into the month of August, and while that might make you a little sad, try to focus on all the fun stuff that there is still time to enjoy. From online cooking classes to socially distanced live music, there’s something for the whole family. Keep it local to the HC or head out of town and find a new fave farmers market. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {August 13th-16th}.

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

Outdoor Workout Class with WIO

Thursday, August 13th | 7:00AM-8:00AM

Head to Pier A by the foundation to start your morning with movement lead by Brittany from Work It Out. Learn more here.

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 13th | 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.

Summer Concerts + Movies in Seacaucus

Thursday, August 13th | 7:00PM

Seacaucus is hosting movies and concerts in the park. The full schedule can be accessed online here. This week you can look forward to The Original Mixed Company – Oldies & Doo-Wop Band playing live.

Summer Streets Continues in Hoboken

Thursday, August 13th-Sunday, August 16th | 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
      • – 0 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

Jared and Tucker Acoustic On The Roof at 902 Brewery

Thursday, August 13th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

Head over to 902 Brewing Co. for some live music to kick off the weekend. Get more information here.


Friday, August 14th | 4:00PM-6:00PM

Jump4Jerry is a youth mentoring organization that uses the sport of Double Dutch to help youth build confidence, strong character, and realize their full potential as a leader and active member of their community. Join them for this fun event. Get more information here.

Outdoor Exercise Class with Kelly Lease

Friday, August 14th | 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.

Union City Pride Celebration — Flag Raising Ceremony

Friday. August 14th | 6:00PM-10:00PM

Join the Union City Pride Flag Raising Ceremony and enjoy live entertainment and activities. Free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and more will be given out. Please wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance. Learn more here.

Goatstock Act 1 — Emergencies, Lionties, Dentist, and Looms

Friday, August 14th | 6:00PM-9:30PM

(The) Rock-it Docket in conjunction with JC Music Scene presents : Goatstock: Act One: A Socially Distanced Music Showcase
benefitting The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. The event is BYOB. Bring a chair and/or a blanket and make a picnic of it. Get tickets here.

Corgi Comedy Club {Outdoor}

Friday, August 14th | 7:30PM-11:00PM

Just like the past few shows have, it will take place on the socially distance friendly patio. This show offers customers a hilarious, eclectic, one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy experience fueled with delicious drinks. Doors for the show open at 7:30 and the show will start promptly at 8:00. Get tickets here.

OBCEC’D Pop-Up Shop at Bwe Kafe

Saturday, August 15th | 8:00AM-2:00PM

Shop new tie-dye masks, vintage revived apparel, mask chains, and more at this pop-shop happening outside of Bwe Kafe at 1401 Adams St in Hoboken.

Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, August 15th | 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.

3rd Annual Pride With Your Pup

Saturday, August 15th | 2:00PM-7:00PM

Join the 3rd Annual Pride With Your Pup live event with Kayt Hester as MC, Dancing Tony as DJ, and guest star Anida Tension brought to you by Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery and the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival. Due to social distancing regulations, there will be two gatherings limited to only 50 people per gathering. First and second place prizes will be awarded for the most creative doggy costume at each. Get your tickets here.

Chilltown Comedy Showcase Outside at 902 Brewery

Saturday, August 15th | 7:00PM

Head to 902 Brewery, located at 101 Pacific Ave in Jersey City for an outdoor comedy showcase. Get more information here.

Family Drive-in Movie Experience

Saturday, August 16th | 7:30PM

Spend your Saturday night at the movies! Head to 177 Avenue A in Bayonne for a family drive-in experience. The gate opens at 7:30PM and the movie starts at sundown. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Schedule and tickets can be purchased here.

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, August 16th| 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.

Dried Floral Workshop at Brooke + Bel

Sunday, August 16th| 12:00PM-2:00PM

Dried Arrangements have recently exploded in popularity — and with good reason. Dried florals offer lush textures and have a  seemingly eternal shelf life. Join this pop up hosted at one of Hoboken’s newest {and chicest} boutiques, Brooke + Bel, taught by Anastasia Baker of RSVP By Anastasia. Sign up here.

Sunday Brunch w/Live Music at Hudson Table

Sunday, August 16th | 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.

Summer Fest at Liberty State Park

Sunday, August 16th | 6:00PM-8:00PM

SummerFest at Liberty State Park is returning this summer every Sunday through August. The concert series returns to host a variety of musicians.

Virtual Weekend Events in the Area

Have a virtual event you want to share? Submit it here

Virtual Jersey City Comedy Festival: PRIDE NIGHT

Wednesday, August 12th | 7:00PM-10:30PM

The Jersey City Comedy Festival {formerly 6th Borough Comedy Festival} was started in 2017 to showcase talented comedians from Jersey City and beyond. The festival features stand up, sketch, improv, and roast battles, putting a premium on diversity and inclusion in comedy. This year’s fest will take place entirely on Zoom. Grab your tickets here.

Hudson Conversations: Episode 3, Hudson County Pride Month

Thursday, August 13th | 11:30AM

The Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs / Tourism Development chat with the Hudson Pride Center and special guests Elizabeth Schedl and Stephanie Cadeno to discuss tackling the health crisis of COVID-19 with social and emotional support, connection to care and resources. Sign up here.

Astrology & Astronomy – Live with LSC

Thursday, August 13th | 1:00PM-2:00PM

Head to Liberty Science Center’s Facebook page and join the live presenter for a look at the relationship between astrology and astronomy. What does it mean that you’re a “Gemini” or a “Leo,” and what do we mean when we say things like “Mercury is in retrograde”? Discover how astrology helps us figure out the precise location of planets, which helped drive astronomy and cosmology. Get more info here.

Zoom Cooking School: Learn to Throw a Gnocchi Party

Thursday, August 13th | 5:00PM-6:30PM

Home Cooking New York is a professional cooking school known for its signature small, interactive {now virtual} cooking class. This class will be taught on Zoom by founder Jennifer Clair and Chef-Instructor of Home Cooking New York. Sign up here.

Group Healing Zoom Meeting with Leah Guy

Thursday, August 13th | 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.

Job Searching Seminars: How To Measure Your Job Performance

Friday, August 14th | 1:00PM-2:00PM

Join professional Career Counselor, Kimberley Bueno Schonig 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. Learn more here.

“College and COVID, What to Do?” on Hoboken Library’s YouTube

Saturday, August 15th | 10:00AM-3:00PM

Should your child go to college this fall in this global pandemic? If so, how? In-person or online? And if not, what should they do The parents of our country’s over 20 million college students are all asking themselves the same questions. Monique Rinere, Ph.D., who has been advising college students and their parents for over 20 years and Tom Lutri, M.D., a physician and parent of a new college graduate and a soon-to-be college student, have advice for you. Learn more here.

Hudson County Community College Online Summer Book Fair

Through the end of August

In past years, hundreds of community members have attended the College’s in-person, annual Summer Book Fair. This year’s virtual event will include many of the previous Summer Book Fair’s best features, including live storybook readings, opportunities to buy new books and art, and chances to become acquainted with authors and vendors. There is also a selection of free resources, including kids’ and adults’ books, art classes, live events, and more. Attendance is free and the event may be accessed 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.

Kid-Focused Events

Boogie Woogie Babies Live on Facebook

Wednesday, August 12th | 3:00PM-3:45PM

You and your little one are going to love this energetic and fun dance class. For questions please email Ashley.Hoffman@hoboken.bccls.org. Recommended for ages 0 – 5, no registration required.

Story Time: Live on Facebook Hosted by the Hoboken Library

Friday, August 14th | 11:00AM-11:45AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and good vibes. For questions please email Ashley.Hoffman@Hoboken.bccls.org. Get more information here.

Teen Trivia for Teens – Karate Kid: Live on Zoom

Friday, August 14th | 1:00PM-2:00PM

Test your knowledge of The Karate Kid {original and the remake!} for the chance to win a prize. For grades 6-12. Email Brenda.Ramos@Hoboken.bccls.org and sign up here.

LEGO Demo with Mr. Adam & Miss Ariana Hosted by the Hoboken Library

Saturday, August 15th | All day

Do you miss building LEGO’s with Mr. Adam? Check out these videos he made and try to build your own creations at home! 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.

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.

Greater NJ/NY Events

Sweetleaf Farm at the Montclair Farmers Market

Saturday, August 15th | 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.

NoHu Rooftop Body Strength class with Clarity Fitness

Saturday, August 15th | 9:45AM-10:45AM

Check out this Body Strength class at the EnVue Hotel, 6th floor {NoHu Rooftop}. Bring your own mat, and use your own body to burn calories and gain strength. Water and towels will be provided. Register here.

Domino Park Greenmarket Hosted by Brooklyn Greenmarkets

Sunday, August 16th | 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 16th | 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.

Downtown Freehold Family Movie Nights

Ongoing throughout August

Starlight drive-in movies are shown weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:30PM. Arrival begins an hour before showtime, and a $5 advance registration is required per car. Each car will receive a $5 gift certificate upon checking in to be used at a local restaurant. Learn more here.

Red Bank StreetLife Entertainment

Every Saturday in August and September

The sidewalks of Red Bank are alive with music and entertainment on Saturday nights all summer long. StreetLife performances take place at various locations throughout the business district in Red Bank, weather permitting. Get more information here.

Studio Montclair “Inside Out”

On display through August 30

Studio Montclair is activating downtown Montclair with eight exciting and thought-provoking site-specific installations in gallery display windows. Art enthusiasts can view the windows by foot or in the car, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. Learn more here.

Six Flags Drive-Thru Safari


Visitors can explore the most interesting and exotic creatures at a 350-acre preserve in Jackson. The journey, which takes approximately 1.5 hours to 3 hours to experience, is completed in your own vehicle; tickets start as low as $19.99 per person. Get your tickets here.

Partner Happenings

New Patients Can Enjoy $75 Off A Consult at Hoboken Chiro + Wellness When You Mention ‘Hoboken Girl’

Hoboken Chiro + Wellness has a new location at 113 Monroe Street in Hoboken. New patients can get $75 off their initial consult fee when mentioning ‘Hoboken Girl’. Hoboken Chiro + Wellness provides support, events, and information for holistically-minded parents in Hudson County, NJ.

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.

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 17th – The Board of Trustees of the Jubilee Center of Hoboken invites the community to a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss the future of our programs and our continuing presence in this community. Former Jubilee families: Monday, August 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. Donors, city officials, and other stakeholders: Tuesday, August 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. Zoom registration link will be sent in a separate email. Contact David Tornabene with questions: dtornabene@jubileecenterhoboken.org

Monday, August 17th – Women@NJPAC and Newark Council President Mildred C. Crump will bring together some of New Jersey’s groundbreaking women leaders to celebrate 100 years of women voting, which started the journey toward full voting rights for every American. Register here.

Tuesday, August 18th – Resurrection Comedy is a fundraiser for Historic JC Cemetry happening at 7:00PM. Get your tickets and learn more here.

Tuesday, August 18th- Focusing on Families: Creating Safe Spaces for Tough Topics is a panel discussion designed for parents to engage in meaningful and guided conversations with their children and teens. Learn more here.

Tuesday, August 18th – Join Ms. Valerie for live storytime including books, songs, and rhymes. Get more info here.


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