The Hoboken Girl team is thrilled to re-introduce The Friday 5! Every Friday, our team will recommend five, must-try things to do locally – whether it be a new beauty treatment, a delicious dish, a kicka$$ workout, and more. Read on to discover this weekend’s suggestions – all based in the Hoboken and Jersey City area, curated by our team of locals. We’ve got backcials, trampolines, exhibits, frosé, and a Christmas in July pop-up as our first picks.
Get a ‘Backcial’ at Studio 17 | 601 9th Street, Hoboken
The philosophy at Studio 17 Cosmetics + Wellness is to enhance one’s natural beauty, not change it. Grace, the in-house skin specialist customizes treatments based on your skin and what would be most beneficial for you. The backcials (back facials) are a standout at the studio, especially during the warm months when strapless and open back tops are all the rage. If you’re experiencing back acne or just looking for a deep cleanse with extractions, this treatment will target all problem areas.
Try a Tramp Stamp Class at Jane Do | Ground Floor, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken + 160 Newark Avenue, 3rd floor, Jersey City
Not just any old workout class – the Tramp Stamp class is a trampoline class — meant for those who enjoy a challenge and a fun time while staying fit. This fun workout will firm and tone your entire body as you increase energy, circulation, and vitality. It’s truly an experience, and Jane Do’s owners and team are amazing. Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended.
Visit the Climate Change Exhibit at Mana Contemporary | 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
(Photo credit: @manacontemporary)
Mana Contemporary, one of the largest and most impressive art galleries in the area, is currently showcasing an exhibit that invokes a discussion about climate change. The ‘Implied Scale: Confronting the Enormity of Climate Change’ exhibit features pieces that raise awareness about the many facets of climate change, with programs featuring the world’s leading scientific minds on the subject. It’s on view from through August 28th, 2021. No reservation is required to visit — but this unique gallery is located in Journal Square.
Go on a Tour de Frosé in Hoboken + Jersey City
(Photo credit: @_madisonbarandgrill)
Frosé, the unofficial drink of the summer season, is something to be savored in hot weather. Luckily for locals, Hoboken and Jersey City are chock full of restaurants and bars that can whip up this delicious and IG-worthy treat. Some of our favorite spots to grab frosé are Antique Bar + Bakery, East LA, Pier 13, The Madison, Brass Rail, Porta, and Rooftop at Exchange Place. For more great frosé spots, check our guide here.
Shop Main Street Pops‘ Christmas in July Market | Under the 14th Street Viaduct, Hoboken
On Sunday, July 18th, 11AM-4PM, walk over to the viaduct for Main Street Pops’ special Christmas in July artisan market. Enjoy holiday summer photo opps, live Afro-Caribbean music by @sansimonmusic, and free sprinkles from Ben + Jerry’s for National Ice Cream Day. Shop creations and food from local artisans and chefs. The market is the perfect way to end your weekend on a great note.