50 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Nov. 25-28

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.

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Featured Events

The Disco Biscuits at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th at 7PM Doors, 8PM Show | BUY TICKETS for 11/26 + BUY TICKETS FOR 11/27

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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. 

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The Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2021 Guide Finalists Announced — Time to Vote

best of hoboken jersey city 2021 finalistsThe 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!

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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.


High Vibes

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

Ongoing

The Floral Escape is now taking reservations to capture holiday pictures. Learn more here.


Paulus Hook Farmers Market

Ongoing

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

Ongoing 

FindersKeepers & NB Earth Talks have partnered to host a winter coat drive. Learn more here.


Sushi Rolling Class

Ongoing

Sushi Rolling at Saku. Learn more here


Farmers Market at Lincoln Park

Ongoing

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 

Ongoing

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 

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

Volunteers are currently accepting winter hats, socks, thermals, and toiletry items to be donated to the Hoboken Shelter. Learn more here


Kid-Friendly Events

Kids Art-Classes

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


Friendsgiving Concert

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

Ongoing

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.


Partner Happenings

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


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Katherine is a recent Montclair State grad who has a passion to explore the world. Apart from her family and dogs, she loves traveling the most. She has fallen head over heels with experiencing the world, trying new foods, learning about new cultures, and getting out of her comfort zone. She's been to 16 countries and counting. In her spare time you'll find her listening to music or daydreaming about a new adventure.