• 16 Events Happening Labor Day Weekend 2018 in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    The last weekend of August has arrived, but instead of dwelling on the summertime sadness, we’re sharing a ton of events happening this {long} weekend in Hudson County. If you’re hangin’ around for the holiday, read on for 16 things to do in Hoboken + Jersey City this Labor Day weekend {August 30th – September 2nd, 2018}:

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    **Upcoming Featured Event**

    Jersey City Whiskey and Craft Distillery Fest — Saturday, September 8th

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    Jersey City Whiskey Craft Distillery Fest is back for 2018 and is happening on September 8th at the Harborside Atrium. This not-to-be-missed event will feature over 100 styles of spirits and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the distillers, master blenders, and other experts. There are two session times to choose from — Session 1: 2:00PM-5:00PM or Session 2: from 7:00PM-10:00PM. Use code HOBOKENGIRL for $20 off tickets!

    General Admission tickets range from $60-$70. Session 1 tickets can be purchased here. Session 2 tickets can be purchased hereDesignated Driver tickets are also available for $15, which of course, does not include alcohol. This is the perfect option for those who want to join in on the fun with their friends but will not be drinking and therefore will get their crew home safely. Make sure to cash in with code HOBOKENGIRL for $20 off your tickets.

    Weekend Events

    Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market — Thursday, August 30th from 4:00PM-8:00PM

    Enjoy goods from over 25 local vendors at the Grove PATH Plaza in Jersey City. Get more info and see a full list of vendors here.

    Call Me Old Fashioned at the W Hotel —  Thursday, August 30th from 5:30PM-7:30PM

    The W Hotel in Hoboken {225 River Street} is hosting a speakeasy-style event featuring live music, custom cocktails, and happy hour specials. Admission is free but you must register here.

    Open Mic Night at Hudson Coffee in Hoboken — Thursday, August 30th from 7:00PM-10:00PM

    This free open mic night will feature board games, food, activities for kids, and of course, coffee. The event will take place at Hudson Coffee, located at 1100 Maxwell Lane in Hoboken.

    Turtle Club Farewell Party — Thursday, August 30th from 7:00PM-2:00AM

    The Turtle Club is officially closing its doors Thursday night and is saying goodbye to Hoboken with a farewell party. The party will include live music and a live DJ set. More info here.

    Zeppelin Hall Special Tapas Menu Begins — Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 16th

    Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City is bringing something completely different to their menu — Spanish tapas. Executive Chef Franco Robazetti will be whipping up a bunch of tasty small plates beginning on Thursday and lasting until September 16th. See the menu here.

    November Project New York Fitness Class in Hoboken — Friday, August 31st at 6:30AM

    The November Project is a free fitness movement that aims to motivate and encourage people to be active. Enjoy a pop-up workout at Pier A Park in Hoboken this Friday morning.

    Hudson County Latino Foundation Book Bag and School Supplies Giveaway in Jersey City — Friday, August 31st from 2:00PM-4:00PM

    This event is free for all Hudson County residents. Children will receive a free book bag and school supplies for the new school year {but must be present to receive}. At the event, parents can also learn more information about the Hudson County Latino Foundation. The event will take place at 397 Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City. More info here.

    Stevens Dramatic Society Presents All in the Timing — Friday, August 31st and September 1st at 8:00PM

    The Stevens Dramatic Society newest play, All in the Timing, will be premiering this Friday. You can catch the show Friday and Saturday night at the DeBaun Performing Arts Center on the Stevens Campus in Hoboken {24 5th Street}. Get more info here.

    Garden Street Farmer’s Market in Hoboken — Saturday, September 1st from 9:00AM-2:00PM

    Early birds get the worm at the Garden Street Farmer’s Market, happening every Saturday at 14th & Garden Street in Hoboken at 9:00AM. Enjoy fresh NJ produce ranging from pickles, breads, flowers, doughnuts, and more. Get more info here.

    Marketplace Jersey City’s Women in Business Day — Saturday, September 1st from 12:00PM-5:00PM

    Check out local women-owned businesses at Marketplace JC this Saturday, located at 136 Magnolia Avenue in Jersey City. Vendors will be selling food, art, fashion, and more. More info here.

    African Cultural Arts Family Festival — Saturday, September 1st from 12:00PM-7:00PM

    Enjoy a day of live performances, culture, youth activities, family fun, and more. The event will take place at Berry Lane Park in Jersey City {1000 Garfield Avenue}. More info here.

    Partners Painting Group Paint Class at ArteVino Studio in Hoboken — Saturday, September 1st from 7:00PM-10:00PM

    Enjoy a discounted couples paint class {$36} this Saturday night at ArteVino Studio, located in the Monroe Center in Hoboken {720 Monroe Street}. More info here.

    Free Kayaking at Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse — Sunday — September 2nd from 9:00AM-3:00PM

    Head to the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse for free kayaking this Sunday, weather permitting. See the full schedule and get more info here.

    The Farmers Market at Lincoln Park — Sunday, September 2nd from 10:00AM-3:00PM

    The Farmers Market at Lincoln Park features farm fresh produce and goods, local vendors, and community events. More info here.

    Catan Tournament at Aetheter Game Cafe in Hoboken — Sunday, September 2nd from 12:00PM-3:00PM

    Play Catan and win prizes at Aetheter Game Cafe in Hoboken this Sunday. This local spot is closing soon, so this is the perfect way to enjoy some games and fun before it goes. More info here.

    Kid-Friendly Events

    Cooks and Books at the Hoboken Public Library — Friday, August 31st at 3:15PM

    Dietitian Elisabeth Holtzer will be at the library helping children and parents learn about easy and healthy food preparation. The event is free and is for children ages 4 and up.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Monday, September 3rd — Labor Day Party at Maxwell Pier. More info here.

    Monday, September 3rd — Ticket to Ride Tournament at Aether Game Cafe. More info here.

    Tuesday, September 4th Fleet Feet HoBOOken 5K Training Program. More info here.

    Wednesday, September 5th — Disney Parks Trvia at Black Bear Hoboken at 8:00PM. More info here.

    Happy Labor Day Weekend! Xo – Team HG

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend! Remember to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl for a repost. xo

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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