44 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {August 20-23}

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The temps have been much more comfortable this week, so it’s the perfect time to grab your mask and enjoy the outdoors. August might signal that the summer is nearing a close, but there is still a ton of stuff to fill your days. From virtual comedy shows to fitness in the park, there’s a lot to choose from this weekend. Stay local to our stomping grounds in Hudson County or take a drive and change it up for a day. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {August 20th-23rd}.

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

HipHop and R&B After work Sunset Cruise

Wednesday, August 19th | 7:00PM-10:00PM

Come enjoy your afternoons on the East River. Amazing views, watch the sunset, have a drink or two, and enjoy some of music’s greatest hits. The boat is docked in Jersey City and does not move. Get tickets here.

Paint Nite on the Plaza

Wednesday, August 19th | 7:30PM

Enjoy a safe-distancing paint nite led by @coloryourlove.nyc outside the Monroe Center in Hoboken. Walk away with a beautiful masterpiece, painted by you! Strict safe-distancing rules will be observed. Paint stations will be more than six feet apart with individual drinks and refreshments at each station. Sign up here.

Shop and Spritz at Sorellina Hoboken

Thursday, August 20th | 2:00PM-7:00PM

Sorellina is having a pop-up featuring  Christina Lombardi Shoes and Handbags. Enjoy a complimentary spritz while you shop their new sandal collection. Learn more here.

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 20th | 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 20th | 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.

THE AWESOME! Experience & Benefit for True Mentors Outside on Pier A with Brendan & Leigh

Thursday, August 20th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

The Awesome! is a donation-based, two-hour event that supports TRUE Mentors, a non-profit organization that helps Hudson County youth develop healthy, strong relationships that allow them to reach their full potential. Sign up here.

Mile Square at the Biergarten Hosted by Mile Square Church

Thursday, August 20th | 8:00PM-10:00PM

Join the Mile Square Church for a drink and a meal after work at the Pilsener Haus and Biergarten. Attendees will be sitting outdoors. Don’t forget to bring your mask. Email hello@milesquare.church with questions and call 201-754-5271 to find their table.

Summer Streets Continues in Hoboken

Thursday, August 20th-Sunday, August 23rd | 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

Outdoor Exercise Class with Kelly Lease

Friday, August 21st | 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.

Light-Up Pride – Night Ride

Friday, August 21st | 7:30PM-10:00PM

Come celebrate JC Pride with Bike JC and the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival in this special ride celebrating the 20th Annual Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival. Riders are encouraged to decorate and light up their bikes in honor of the festivities. Ride gathers at 7:30 and rolls at sunset. Get your tickets here.

Tracksuit Panda at Pilsener Haus And Biergarten

Friday, August 21st | 8:00PM-11:00PM

No cover, all ages welcome. Learn more here.

Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, August 22nd | 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.

Swap Till You Drop Hosted by Hoboken Grace

Saturday, August 22nd | 10:30AM-12:30PM

If you’ve been rummaging for free finds and a secondhand way to meet friendly people, this event is the perfect fit. All in the neighborhood are welcome to swap till you drop. Attire to Retire:  Unstained/damaged men’s, women’s, and baby clothing. Accessories {hats, purses, scarves, and more}. Shoes and miscellaneous things un-hoarded. Get more information here.

Outdoor Studio Painting Class – Rain Princess

Saturday, August 22nd | 3:00PM-6:00PM

Join ArteVino Studio Hoboken for an outdoor painting sesh of “Rain Princess” Sign up here.

Family Drive-in Movie Experience

Saturday, August 22nd | 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.

Mini Photo Sessions at Hoboken Pier A

Saturday, August 22nd | Throughout the day

Shoott.com is offering 30-minute photo sessions this Saturday, August 22nd at Hoboken’s Pier A. Sessions are free to book and you only pay for the photos you love at $15/each or less. Book your session here

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, August 23rd| 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.

Urban Fitness Fun

Sunday, August 23rd | 10:00AM

A full fitness session to improve your body and mind. Join Four Fitness and enjoy a free outdoor fitness session. Class will take place at Bergen Avenue from Duncan Avenue to Reed Street. Bring your own mat. Mask and social distance are required. Learn more here.

Sunday Brunch w/Live Music at Hudson Table

Sunday, August 23rd | 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.

Drag Bingo at Corgi Spirits

Sunday, August 23rd | 3:00PM-6:00PM

There will be six different games, with the first three being regular bingo and the last three increasing in difficulty. Prizes will be given to the winners of each game. This ticketed event will be hosted on the patio to ensure social distancing and safety for all guests. So come grab a handcrafted cocktail and join in for an afternoon of fun. Get tickets here.

Virtual Weekend Events in the Area

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Vintage Auction: JC Pride Edition Hosted by Find & Revive

Wednesday, August 19th | 8:00PM-9:00PM

Tune in for a Vintage Auction hosted by the one & only Kimmy Sumony. They’ll be donating 25% of sales to an amazing local organization, Hudson Pride Center in honor of Jersey City Pride. Snag gorgeous vintage apparel and home decor all starting at $20 or less and help them raise money for a great organization. Learn more here.

Nervous System Co-Regulation for Kids and Parents

Wednesday, August 19th | 8:00PM-9:30PM

The brain-body connection is essential to our wellbeing. Sometimes this goes out of alignment and we become dis-regulated. Then we feel uncomfortable in our own skin. Join this conversation about nervous system regulation and learn practical tips to give your kids the best chance at a calm inner state of relaxation where they can thrive. Register here.

Science Fiction, Science Fact- Live with LSC

Thursday, August 20th | 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.

Women in Content Happy Hour – Writers & Animators

Thursday, August 20th | 5:00PM-6:00PM

If you’re a woman writer or animator in any variety of media, this event is for you. Lizbeth Cardozo of Tiny Milkshake Media is thrilled to invite you to join in on Thursdays for an uplifting women’s networking event. Learn more here.

The Laugh Tour: Virtual Stand Up Comedy on Zoom

Saturday, August 22nd | 9:00PM-10:00PM

The Laugh Tour features comedians from The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Conan, The View, Comedy Central, HBO, Saturday Night Live, LOGO, and more. Get your tickets 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 Hosted by Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday, August 19th | 3:00PM-3:45PM

Boogie down with Tiffany Steele live on the Hoboken Public Library’s Facebook page. 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.

Teen Trivia for Teens – Stranger Things! Live on Zoom

Friday, August 21st | 1:00PM-2:00PM

Test your knowledge of STRANGER THINGS for the chance to win a prize. For grades 6 – 12. Register to receive the Zoom link. For questions, please email Brenda.Ramos@Hoboken.bccls.org.

Summer Reading Celebration Dance Party! Live on Facebook

Saturday, August 22nd | 1:00PM-2:00PM

Join the Hoboken Library for a dance party live on its Facebook Page with award-winning parents choice musician, Jon Lewis! Jon will have an awesome show for you to celebrate the end of summer reading. Be sure to tune in, No registration required.

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 22nd | 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.

Domino Park Greenmarket Hosted by Brooklyn Greenmarkets

Sunday, August 23rd | 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 23rd | 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

Ongoing

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

Mention “HOBOKENGIRL” to Get Your Choice of a 12 Pack of LaCroix {any flavor} or a 40 Pack of Poland Spring Water with Purchase at Hoboken Beer

Hoboken Beer is a drive-through beer store with a large selection of beverages including non-alcoholic drinks as well. Order in-store or for delivery on the website. This family-owned and operated business is offering customers who mention “HOBOKENGIRL” their choice of a 12 pack of LaCroix {any flavor} or a 40 pack of Poland Spring Water with their purchase.

Two Exclusive Offers from W. Kodak Jewelers

Hoboken Girl readers who are in the market for some new bling can take advantage of two exclusive offers from W. Kodak Jewelers: Get 15% off MRSP when you mention “Hoboken Girl” at one of their three locations {some exclusions apply; not valid on Tacori pieces} And, from now until December 31, 2020, your 1st Tacori platinum purchase earns you $500 towards your next Tacori platinum purchase. Your second platinum purchase earns you $250 for any platinum purchase thereafter {gift cards must be redeemed by May 31, 2021} Call 201-710-5000 to set up a consultation or fill out this form.

Mention “Hoboken Girl” to receive a complimentary Invisalign consultation, Dental Health Scan + $1000 off your Invisalign treatment, AND the chance to win an Apple Watch at Dental Arts of Hoboken

The team at Dental Arts of Hoboken has been serving Hoboken smiles for 10+ years. The team is dedicated to providing total comfort and safety to patients. If you’ve ever thought about an Invisalign treatment now might be the perfect time, as they have an exclusive offer for our readers. Receive a complimentary Invisalign consultation, Dental Health Scan + get $1000 off your Invisalign treatment, and the chance to win an Apple Watch if you start before August 31, 2020. Call 201-795-2111 to schedule your appointment or fill out this form.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Monday, August 24th – Jersey City Soccer Association camp starts Monday. JCSA has partnered with Coach Bonny Londono of SEFT {School of Elite Football Training} to offer summer soccer camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. Learn more here.

Tuesday, August 25th – Snail Story Time & Craft with Ms. Valerie: Live on Zoom. Join Ms. Valerie for live storytime including books, songs, and rhymes. After the storytime, you’ll create simple snails out of paper. Register at HobokenLibrary.org to receive the Zoom link.

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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.