It’s the holiday weekend but that doesn’t mean events won’t be happening all weekend long. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has got readers covered with art shows, concerts, kid-friendly events, and more. Check out this list of all the in-person + virtual events happening this Thanksgiving weekend, November 25-28th.
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.
The Disco Biscuits at The Wellmont Theater
The Disco Biscuits are playing this Friday and Saturday night at The Wellmont Theater, located at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair with doors opening at 7PM and the show at 8PM. Pioneers of “tracefusion”, The Disco Biscuits bridge the gap between electronic music and jam bands. Not to mention, HG readers can receive $10 off by purchasing a 2-day ticket for the show by clicking the link here.
Click here to buy tickets to The Disco Biscuits on 11/26, click here for tickets on 11/27 and click here to learn more about The Wellmont Theater.
The Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2021 Guide Finalists Announced — Time to Vote
The finalists for the Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2021 Guide are in — thanks to our readers’ nominations! The top three finalists for each category were picked from those that got the most nominations by our readers. You can vote once per day for each category through December 9th at 11:59PM. Best of luck to the finalists. Let the voting begin!
Babes in Business
Tuesday, Nov. 30th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Babes in Business was created to bring strong and inspired women together. They are here to create a community of women hustling toward their dreams and goals. The latest event will be held at Porta in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Local Hoboken, Jersey City (+Beyond) Events
25th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 25th | 12PM – 2PM
Monique’s Techniques and Mo’Hair Foundation will continue its tradition of serving Thanksgiving Dinner to the community. Learn more here.
West African Dance Class
Thursday, Nov. 25th | 7:30PM – 2PM
Issyra Gallery presents Live West African Dance and Drum Class Workshop with Ngor Dancer. Learn more here.
Drag Queen Show
Friday, Nov. 26th | 7PM
Illusion’s The Drag Queen Show will offer burlesque-style performances, as well as comedy. Learn more here.
Black in Bayonne Presents The Real Black Friday Crawl
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 11AM
The meet and greet will begin at 11, followed by the Black business crawl at 12PM. Learn more here.
Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 10AM – 11:30AM
Overcome your fear of public speaking through this virtual event. Learn more here.
14th Street Farmer’s Market
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 9AM – 2PM
The space under the viaduct will be turning into a local farmer’s market. Learn more here.
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 6PM – 12AM
High Vibes powered by Ouuwee & Highflix. Performances by Big Krimmy feat DJ Drewski, DJ Stay Lifted from Shake The Block Hot 97, & guests. Learn more here.
Volunteer for Local Seniors
Sunday, Nov. 28th | 11AM – 12PM
Help deliver gift bags to local seniors in downtown Jersey City. Learn more here.
Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 28th | 12PM – 5PM
Visit the Hoboken Historical Museum’s gift shop for Museum Store Sunday. Learn more here.
Holiday Photos at The Floral Escape
The Floral Escape is now taking reservations to capture holiday pictures. Learn more here.
Paulus Hook Farmers Market
The Paulus Hook Farmers Market is on Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM at the foot of Washington Street. Learn more here.
Winter Coat Drive
FindersKeepers & NB Earth Talks have partnered to host a winter coat drive. Learn more here.
Sushi Rolling Class
Sushi Rolling at Saku. Learn more here.
Farmers Market at Lincoln Park
The West Side Community Alliance will be holding a Farmers Market at Lincoln Park. The market will be open every Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM. Learn more here.
Hudson Yards Holiday Events
Hudson Yards has launched a variety of holiday events and programs for the entire family throughout the month of November and December. Learn more here.
Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen, The New Exhibition in Times Square
Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes From Stage & Screen is a new exhibition in the heart of Times Square, showcasing costumes from Broadway, Film, Television, Opera, Dance, and other live entertainment. Learn more here.
Share the Warmth Drive
Volunteers are currently accepting winter hats, socks, thermals, and toiletry items to be donated to the Hoboken Shelter. Learn more here.
Thursday, Nov. 25th | 10AM – 1PM
The Hoboken Historical Museum hosts art classes for kids. Learn more here.
Story Time at the Hoboken Fire Department
Friday, Nov. 26th | 10:30AM – 11:15AM
This storytime is for ages 2-5 years old at the Fire Department Museum. Learn more here.
Cocoa Bombs with the Little Acorn Bakery
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 11AM – 12:30PM
The Little Acorn Bakery offers a kid’s workshop where everyone can participate in making cocoa bombs. This event will be held at bwé kafé’s North End location. Learn more here.
Children’s Virtue Class Hosted by the Hoboken Baha’i Community
Sunday, Nov.28th | 11AM – 12PM
Learn, create, read, and talk about virtues and character values through stories and art. Learn more here.
Baby & Me Yoga
Monday, Nov. 29th | 10:30AM – 11AM
Join Carolyn Brush for stories, songs, and simple poses. Learn more here.
Baby Story Time at the Hoboken Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 30th | 12PM – 12:30PM
This storytime will be geared toward babies, with board books, finger play rhymes, and lap-sit songs. Learn more here.
Greater NJ/NY Events
Free Hot Meal by Taste of Flava
Thursday, Nov. 25th | 2PM – 5PM
Taste of Flava will be hosting free hot meals for the community. Donations are welcomed. Learn more here.
Adult Night Roller Skating
Thursday, Nov. 25th | 7PM – 10PM
Branch Brook Park Rolling Center will be presenting adult night roller skating. Learn more here.
Alfa3 Music Fest
Thursday, Nov. 25th | 9PM
The Alfa3 Music Fest will be held at Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. Learn more here.
Union Craft Crawl
Friday, Nov. 26th | 10AM – 4PM
A two-day event, this is a self-driving tour of local artists offering handmade items. Learn more here.
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Friday, Nov. 26th | 5PM – 9PM
The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has brought back the holiday lights spectacular for the season. Santa will also be present. Learn more here.
Snowscape at the Liberty Science Center
Friday, Nov. 26th
The Liberty Science Center will having a pop-up holiday exhibit where you can go on the sock skating rink, learn about snowflake formations, and more. Learn more here.
Friday, Nov. 26th | 8PM – 12AM
This concert will be featuring singer, songwriter, and entertainer Leah Jenea. Learn more here.
NDD 8th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov. 26th | 4PM – 8PM
The 8th annual holiday tree lighting will be held at Mulberry Commons with free activities, kiddie train rides, rock wall, and more. Learn more here.
Ugly Sweater Contest
Friday, Nov. 26th | 4PM – 8PM
An ugly sweater contest will held at the tree lighting. The prize is a Newark-opoly game and NDD swag. Learn more here.
Poetry Night Presented by Ambush Effect
Friday, Nov. 26th | 5PM – 8PM
Poetry night will be held at Sihana Cafe located at 71 Ferry Street, Newark. Learn more here.
Good Kimistry Presents Black Friday Sip & Shop
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 2PM – 7PM
Local entrepreneurs will be featuring their beauty, wellness, and fashion products. Learn more here.
Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 10AM – 4PM
Enjoy holiday experiences throughout LSC to celebrate and learn the science of the season. Learn more here.
Eating Mindfully Over the Holidays
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 2PM
Registered Dietician and Exercise Physiologist Jason Machowsky, will discuss how to use mindfulness and movement to help enjoy holiday food while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Learn more here.
Pop-Up at The Hahne’s
Saturday + Sunday, Nov. 27th – 28th | 1PM – 6PM
This artisan pop-up will have handcrafted merchandise from Newark-based and regional artisans, designers, makers, and creatives. Learn more here.
Distillery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, Nov. 27th | 6PM – 7:30PM
A tour filled with history followed by cocktails. Learn more here.
From Slang to Structure Exhibition
Tech/Know/Future is an examination of humanity’s particular moment in time amidst a newfound era of social and political upheaval. Learn more here.
Upcoming Weekday Events
Chanukah Gelt Drop & Public Menorah Lighting
Monday, Nov. 29th | 5PM
Chocolate gelt coins and dreidel parachutes will be dropped from a firetruck. Learn more here.
Karaoke and Hospitality Night
Monday, Nov. 29th | 9:30PM – Close
JSQ Lounge is hosting karaoke and hospitality night. Learn more here.
Fall Wreath Decor Making
Tuesday, Nov. 3oth | 10:30AM – 11AM
Join Pinkz Passion to create festive home decor. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.
Karaoke Night at Jersey Social
Tuesday, Nov. 3oth | 8PM – 11PM
Every Tuesday enjoy karaoke night at Jersey Social. Learn more here.
The “I Haven’t Seen It” Film Festival
Tuesday, Nov. 3oth | 7PM
SMUSH Gallery will be filming multiple films. Learn more here.
HarryBax Comedy Show
Tuesday, Nov. 3oth | 8PM – 10PM
Kayt Hester and Kristin Seltman will be presenting HarryBax comedy show at The Ferryman on 1st. Learn more here.
Home Alone Trivia
Tuesday, Nov. 3oth | 7:30PM – 9PM
Schmitty’s will be hosting holiday-themed Home Alone Trivia. Learn more here.
Time Management Class
Tuesday, Nov. 30th | 2PM – 3PM
Learn the time management techniques of top executives and how to get more out of your day. Learn more here.
Work/Share with SMUSH Gallery
Wednesday, Dec. 1st | 6:30PM – 9PM
People of all fields and disciplines share their works-in-progress and get feedback in a constructive setting. Learn more here.
Ways to Give Back Locally
Hudson Pride Center | Jersey City
Hudson Pride Center creates safe spaces to celebrate and enjoy life for members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. It advocates for the physical, mental, and social well-being of all people. Volunteers are needed to support these efforts alongside full-time staff members. To learn more about Hudson Pride Center and what each volunteer opportunity entails. Learn more here.
Hoboken Historical Museum | Hoboken
The Hoboken Historical Museum was able to open during Phase two of the COVID-19 Reopening Plan. With the ability to accept a limited number of guests and to participate safely in city-wide events, the Hoboken Historical Museum is periodically in need of volunteers. To check if a need comes up and slots are available, check the sign-up form here. Volunteers are usually needed to set up information pamphlets, welcome registered guests, organize literature, etc. Learn more here.
Hoboken Public Library Foundation | Hoboken
The Hoboken Public Library provides necessary, educational resources to the community and allows for access to these resources. Many elements of the library rely on the support of community members. The Library is currently accepting donations through both the Friends Organization and Foundation. Learn more here.
Lucas Dental Associates: $500 OFF Invisalign and a FREE video consultation
Receive an additional $500 OFF Invisalign and a free video consultation through November 30th. Hoboken Girl readers can also receive a Genius Oral B toothbrush, while supplies last.
Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co.: 10% off the first order + Free Delivery
Receive 10% OFF your first order + FREE delivery until the end of the year — when you join their email list by November 30th
Stevens Cooperative School: Virtual information session on 12/7 open for registration
For more information, visit the page here.