66 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Jan 13-16

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Whether you’re heading out or staying in, this week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has readers covered with wellness events, farmers’ markets, virtual cooking workshops, kid-friendly events, and more. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening this weekend, January 13th-16th.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.

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Baby Story Time organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, January 13th | 12PM

This storytime will be geared towards babies, with board books, finger play rhymes, and lapsit songs. Learn more here.


Move N’ Groove Story Time organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, January 13th | 4PM

This story time will be geared toward toddlers, with books, songs, and dancing. Learn more here.


Writers Group hosted by the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, January 13th | 6:30PM

The Hoboken Public Library is hosting a Writers Group for budding writers to gain insightful and constructive feedback from other writers. Learn more here.


Hoboken Talks

Thursday, January 13th | 7PM – 8PM

Pamela Strell interviews world-class guitarist Julio Fernandez. Learn more here.


Jersey City Writers Workshop

Thursday, January 13th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

A Workshop to critique Jersey City Writers members’ short stories, novel excerpts, scripts, poems, etc. in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn more here.


Writing 101 with Miss Lauren

Friday, January 14th | 3PM – 4PM

This class will cover the basics of Worldbuilding. Everything from creating fictional money to unique cultures will be discussed along with Worldbuilding exercises to help get budding writers started. Learn more here.


LEGO Block Party organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Friday, January 14th | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Each Block Party will feature 30 minutes of free build followed by 30 minutes of presentations. This is a fun and engaging way for children to practice public speaking while learning new LEGO tips and tricks. Learn more here.


Livingston Scholastic Chess Club

Friday, January 14th | 4PM – 5PM

This introductory and intermediate chess program is used to challenge and promote mental alertness and elicit the highest level of achievement in the child’s education. Learn more here.


Great Cocktails: The Virtual Mixology Class

Friday, January 14th | 9PM – 11PM

An introductory, interactive webinar meant to give attendees a detailed, yet fun, look at the essential topics for getting started in cocktail appreciation and preparation. Learn more here.


Musical Cooking Class by One Great Vegan

Saturday, January 15th | 2PM – 3PM

The Singing Chef Gabrielle Reyes is conducting a live-streaming Musical Cooking Class where she will teach participants how to make some colorful and flavor-tastic treats from the comfort of their kitchens! Learn more here.


Virtual Chocolate Tasting with Chocotastery

Saturday, January 15th | 5PM – 7PM

Chocotastery presents an exclusive virtual chocolate education and tasting journey to deepen participants’ love and appreciation for craft chocolate. Learn more here.


Vegan For Beginners – Online Workshop

Saturday, January 15th | 5PM – 6PM

A online workshop where participants learn the basics of the plant-based lifestyle. Learn more here.


Gentle Yoga for Terrible Times

Saturday, January 15th | 6PM – 7PM

Simple and accessible breathing exercises, stretches, and guided meditation for all bodies, minds, and spirits. No prior experience required. Learn more here.


A Virtual Stand-Up Comedy Show presented by Henry Cruz

Saturday, January 15th | 3PM – 4PM

Comedian Henry Cruz and International House of Comedy hosts an evening of stand-up comedy with comedians from all across the globe. Learn more here.


Read About Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Sunday, January 16th 

Spend the Sunday reading three picture books recommended by the Hoboken Public Library for kids to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Learn more here.


Tai Chi Sundays

Sunday, January 16th | 10AM

A seasonal Tai Chi training series that promotes balance, calmness, and mental focus. Learn more here.


The Qi to 2022

Sunday, January 16th | 12PM

Master Oh is an experienced Qi Master and energy healer. In this free online event, he will share the tools to make 2022 a truly transformational year. Through his powerful treatment, participants will receive Qi and learn how it can support them in their life. Learn more here.


Virtual Panel: Monumental Voices hosted by The Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, January 16th | 2PM

An intimate panel discussion on art, equity, and activism and how the creative power of the arts helps keep the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive. Learn more here.


Girl Scout Cookie Fundraiser

Ongoing

This girl scout is hoping to collect 400 donated boxes so she can give them to the Hoboken Food Pantry for their next distribution. Learn more here.


Sing, Play and Learn at Jersey City Free Public Library

Monday, January 17th | 10AM – 11AM

Sing, Play, and Learn at this online sing-along story hour for children that teaches social skills and literacy. This event will be streamed on Facebook. Learn more here.


Break the Spell: A Masterclass in Liberated Living

Monday, January 17th | 3PM – 4:30PM

This masterclass will provide participants with the tools, resources, and activations from the leading edge of the liberated living portal. Learn more here.


Storytime Presented by the Children’s Services Team

Monday, January 17th | 4PM – 4:30PM

Jersey City Free Public Library’s Children Services Team presents special storytime, dance, and singing sessions. Learn more here.


Learn to Make Wonderful Winter Meals on Facebook

Monday, January 17th | 6PM – 6:30PM

Join Vaibhavi Talati, a South Asian Inspired Food Blogger, as she teaches participants to cook a warm tortellini and bean soup. Learn more here.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day “I Have A Dream” Event

Monday, January 17th | 7PM

A virtual run that celebrates the Civil Rights Leader’s life and legacy. A portion of every registration fee (15%) will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative. Learn more here.


DIY Decor with Pink from Pinkz Passion

Tuesday, January 18th | 10:30AM – 11AM

Learn to make two-tiered trays with Pinky from Pinkz Passion, who is a home decor enthusiast and a fervent home decor blogger at “Pinkz Passion”. This event will be streamed on Facebook. Learn more here.


Yoga Story Time en Espanol by Beyond Story Time

Wednesday, January 19th | 10AM – 11AM

Join Mariah Sade Ralph for a fun physical activity featuring an English and Spanish language immersion and yoga instruction by Zapotec actor and director Liliane Wolf. This event is geared for children from Grades K-5. Learn more here.


Teen Origami Club organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday January 19th | 4PM – 5PM

Learn how to make fun creations with paper at the Hoboken Public Library Origami Club. This event is geared towards children from Grades 5-12. Learn more here.


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HDSID presents Winter Farmers Market

Thursday, January 13th | 4PM – 6PM

Get ready to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables and goodies from local vendors at the first winter market of 2022. This market will be located at Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Infinite Summer By Elizabeth McParland

Ongoing 

This collection celebrates the ebbs and flows of life with a timely message to hold on and enjoy the ride, embracing happiness along the way. By using recycled materials such as discarded surfboards and up-cycled canvases, the artist gives them a new purpose while also revealing the energy of their past. This event will be held at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Mix and Sip Thursdays at W Hotel Gallery

Thursday, January 13th | 6PM – 8PM

Enjoy acoustic sets by local musicians while browsing artwork by Ricardo Roig at 225 River Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, January 13th | 7PM – 9:30PM

This event will be held at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Reservations are recommended. Learn more here.


Late Night Laughs Comedy Show at The Brightside Tavern

Thursday, January 13th | 7:30PM – 10PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 141 Bright Street in Jersey City. RSVP required. Learn more here.


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Friday Storytime at the Museum

Friday, January 14th | 10:30AM – 11AM

Museum staff and other guest readers share stories, rhymes, and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Friday Country Night at House of ‘Que

Friday, January 14th | 7PM

Groove to country music by DJ Big Country all night long at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Madd Hatter’s Dueling Pianos Event

Friday, January 14th | 7PM – 10PM

Madd Hatter is back with the annual Dueling Pianos event. This event will be held at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Game Night at Corgi Distillery

Friday, January 14th | 8PM – 10PM

Enjoy a fun night of games with some of the best cocktails at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Bad Habits! Performing at Willie McBrides

Friday, January 14th | 10PM

This event will be held at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Coffee at Cafe Madelaine

Saturday, January 15th | 10AM – 11AM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 34 Coles Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Reverse Dungeon – D&D at Play! Hoboken

Saturday, January 15th | 1PM

Take on the role of goblins and defend the warrens from a band of adventurers. This event will be held at 1012 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


The Laugh Tour Comedy Show at Dorrian’s in Jersey City

Saturday, January 15th | 7PM & 9PM

A night of food, drinks and laughs courtesy of comedians from The Tonight Show, Netflix, and America’s Got Talent. This event will be held at 555 Washington Blvd in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Intro to Latte Art at Hidden Ground Coffee

Saturday, January 15th | 7PM & 9PM

A completely hands-on class where patrons will get to learn latte art theory and technique. This event will be held at 276 First Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Brett Altman and the Locals at Fox & Crow

Saturday, January 15th | 8PM – 10PM

With his band, Brett Altman & The Locals represent a fusion of power pop and indie rock creating a fresh sound. This event will be held at 594 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Dueling Pianos Show at House of ‘Que

Saturday, January 15th | 8PM – 11PM

This event will be held at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Reservations are recommended. Learn more here.


LifeSpeed Band Performing at Willie McBrides

Saturday, January 15th | 11PM

This event will be held at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Chess tournament at Play! Hoboken 

Sunday, January 16th | 9:30AM 

Play! Hoboken is hosting a Chess tournament. Adults need to arrive at 9:30AM, the clock starts at 10AM. Learn more here.


Virtues Based Children’s Class in Hoboken

Sunday, January 16th | 11AM – 12PM 

Weekly, children explore a different virtue every week through stories, art projects, games, and activities. This event will be held at bwè kafe, 1401 Adams Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Brunch at Latham House

Sunday, January 16th | 12PM – 1PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 299 Marin Blvd in Jersey City. Learn more here.


“CIRCUS LIVES: Hovering Above, Balancing Below” Art Exhibit by Karen E. Gersch

Sunday, January 16th | 12PM – 5PM

A multi-media circus art exhibition by Karen E. Gersch is open until February 27th, in the Upper Gallery of the Hoboken Historical Museum located at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


“Take a Breath” Art Opening by Artist in Residence, Jonté Drew

Sunday, January 16th | 2PM – 6PM

Art Fair 14C presents “Take a Breath” featuring the works of Jonté Drew. This event will be held at Pro Arts Gallery on 150 Bay Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday & Friday, January 13th, 14th | 10AM – 1PM

The Hoboken Historical Museum hosts art classes for kids. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Toddler Story Time organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, January 13th | 10:30AM

This storytime will be geared toward toddlers, with books, songs, and dancing. Learn more here.


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Bumper Cars on Ice

Friday, January 14th | 2PM – 8PM

Bump, slide, and spin on The Rink at Bryant Park in New York City. Learn more here.


Distillery Tour and Tasting in Newark

Saturday, January 15th | 6PM & 7:30PM

A history and technique-filled tour followed by cocktails at All Points West Distillery located at 73 Tichenor Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Tom Papa Family Reunion Show in Newark

Saturday, January 15th | 7PM & 9:30PM

After 20 years as a stand-up comic, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country (and one of New Jersey’s own). Tom’s back with his new Family Reunion Tour. This event will be held at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Stephanie Mills & The Whispers in Newark

Saturday, January 15th | 8PM

Award-winning recording artist with five best-selling albums and ten billboard #1 singles, Stephanie Mills will be joined by The Whispers, one of the longest-running R&B supergroups ever to grace the stage. This event will be held at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


New York Bridal & Wedding Expo at Nassau Live Center

Saturday & Sunday, January 15th, 16th| 12PM – 5PM

An event featuring a wide selection of wedding professionals specializing in wedding couture, venues, photography, catering, and music, to answer all wedding-related queries. This event will be held at the 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale in New York. Learn more here.


YMCA of Newark 51st Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Monday, January 17th | 9AM

To pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., YMCA of Newark will open its doors for more people to benefit from their life-enhancing Y programs and services. This event will be held at 600 Broad Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Trivia Night at 902 Brewing Company

Wednesday, January 19th | 7PM – 9:30PM

This event will be held at 902 Brewing Company, 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Photoshoots at The Floral Escape

Ongoing

The Floral Wonderland is an interactive exhibition designed for photoshoots, video shoots, and capturing every memorable moment while immersed in florals. The Floral Escape is located at One Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Learn more here.


Newark Winter Village

Ongoing

Experience the beauty of Newark at this open-air winter festival with curbside eats, ice skating, and a marketplace. This event will be held at Mulberry Commons Park, 162 Mulberry Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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Mozart For Munchkins

Monday, January 17th | 10AM – 11AM

Kick-off the week with a concert for the little ones. The concert includes a meet and greet with the performer, plus goodie bags and fun for kids. This event will be held at 195 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Oysters and French Fries at Lobster Garage

Tuesday, January 18th | 7PM – 8PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at Lobster Garage, 98 Morris Street in Jersey City. RSVP required. Learn more here.


The Shamanic Sound Journey at Urban Souls

Tuesday, January 18th | 7:30PM – 9PM

This experience utilizes vocals and ancient instruments to allow participants to discover who they are, what they are capable of being, and how they are connected to everything that they experience. Learn more here.


Dinner at Olivia’s in Hoboken

Wednesday, January 19th | 7PM – 8PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 1038 Garden Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Stand-Up Comedy at Mulligan’s in Hoboken

Wednesday, January 19th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Enjoy a Stand-Up comedy night featuring some of the best comedians in the tri-state area. This event will be held at 159 1st Street in Hoboken. Reservations are recommended. Learn more here.


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The Ainsworth – A Neighborhood Staple on the Hoboken Waterfront

Complimentary meal plus drinks for the birthday boy or girl (anything on the menu), for groups of 15 or more when you mention “Hoboken Girl” while making your reservation. Learn more here.


Trompeter Real Estate – Buying & Selling Real Estate in Hudson County

In addition to expert-level online marketing, Trompeter Real Estate offers over 20 years of experience selling real estate in Hudson County, giving each agent a boots-on-the-ground advantage in the market. Learn more here.


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$10 off your first order when you use the code “Hoboken Girl”. Learn more here.


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Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps | Hoboken

Getting to and from a healthcare facility in the event of an emergency is not something people think of until the time comes. Thankfully, one non-profit in Hoboken has this covered, but only with the help of volunteers. The Hoboken Ambulance Corps is a 100% volunteer-based, free resource for the community. To keep the organization running, they need volunteers in many capacities. Learn more here.


Liberty Humane Society | Jersey City

The Liberty Humane Society is an open admission shelter contracted by Jersey City, Hoboken, and Bayonne to take in strays day or night, medically assess the animals, give them vaccinations and microchips, spay or neuter them, and gets them socially prepared for lifelong adoptions. Volunteers help the shelter run smoothly, increase adoptions, and help make the animals happier. Learn more here.


True Mentors | Hoboken 

True Mentors is Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentor program. The program matches children ages 7-17 with trained mentors. Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors and can sign up to be trained. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and must make at least a 1-year commitment to their mentee for a minimum of 8 hours per month. Learn more here.


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Ishita was born and raised in Mumbai where she directed and creatively led television shows throughout India. Her life took a turn when she got married and moved to the US amid the pandemic. When meeting people in person was out of the question, reading HG helped her get acquainted with the community and instilled a sense of belonging, which is why she wanted to start her American chapter by working at the Hoboken Girl. Ishita loves to travel, attend yoga pop-ups, plant community meet-ups, explore restaurants with her husband, and binge-watching TV shows.