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25 Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {May 3rd-6th 2018}

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Hello sunshine and hellooooo weekend. It’s time to plan out the next few days ahead, and luckily, there are a lot of fun evens happening in our area this weekend. Besides regular fun events happening, both Cinco De Mayo and the Kentucky Derby are this weekend, so we’ve got you covered with those parties, too. Read on for 24 events {yes, 25} happening in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {May 3rd-6th 2018}:


**Featured Events**

Jersey City Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Fest — Saturday, May 5th 12:00PM-6:00PM

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, then the Jersey City Food Truck Fest is a perfect fit. The festival will take place in the URBY parking lot directly across the street from the Harborside Lightrail stop in Jersey City from 12:00-7:30PM. The entire community is invited to this outdoor event — and admission is free for those 12 and under {and $5 for everyone else}. Enjoy live music from a mariachi band from 12-2:00PM and 3am Tokyo from 2-6:00PM. Then, get ready for a Derby party fro 6:45-7:30PM. Get more info and purchase tickets here.

Women’s Wellness Event — Thursday, May 10th 6:00PM-8:00PM

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The Palisades Women’s Group {located at 1499 Park Avenue in Hoboken} is helping local ladies take care of their health and wellness at their Women’s Wellness Event on Thursday, May 10th. With special guests, open discussions, gift baskets, and free parking, this event makes it fun and easy to get tons of valuable information about women’s health. This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is highly recommended. Click here to register for the event and be sure to stop by to learn all about women’s health and wellness and to check out a great women’s health center right in the neighborhood.

**Weekend Events**

What She Said: NJMOMpreneur Panel — Thursday, May 3rd 6:30PM-9:00PM

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Join NJMOM at the W Hotel in Hoboken{225 River Street, 2nd floor} for their NJMOMpreneur panel, an intimate and fun networking event. Mingle over drinks with fellow local boss babes before listening to the panel of 4 inspiring mompreneurs. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased here.

Hip NJ’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease Gala — Thursday, May 3rd 6:30PM

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Join Hip NJ for their 2018 gala, Celebrating New Jersey, in Cedar Grove for an evening of delicious food, a silent auction, and musical entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit Alzheimer’s New Jersey to help New Jersey residents who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. For more information, to purchase tickets, and to donate, click here. Yes, we realize this isn’t in Hudson County but is too important not to share.

Cinco de Kamayan at Talde — Thursday, May 3rd 7:00PM

Enjoy a Filipino feast at Talde this Thursday at their communal table with an all you can eat and drink buffet. There are 30 seats available. Get more info and purchase tickets here.

Apple Montessori Open House — Friday, May 4th {AM + PM times}

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Apple Montessori of Hoboken {220 Sinatra Drive} will be hosting an open house for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Parents will get the chance to learn about what sets Apple Montessori apart from other schools, explore the benefits, meet the team, and more. Get more info here.

ChicpeaJC Turns 4 at Porta — Friday, May 4th 11:00PM-2:00AM

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Join ChicpeaJC at Porta as she celebrates her 4th birthday. There will be three themed areas throughout Porta for guests to enjoy — a Savage Room {party on the main floor with DJs Midnite and Rob Cast} a Silent room {a headphone party on the rooftop with D Prizzy, and a Sexy Room {on the bottom level with DJs Alex Kasanova and Bizz Nice}. There will also be a photo booth Star Wars themed activities, and more surprises. Purchase tickets here.

Kentucky Derby Party at Sorellina — Saturday, May 5th 4:30PM-7:30PM

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Dress in your derby best and join Anita Marks from ESPN {who will be doing a live broadcast from Sorellina} to watch the Kentucky Derby. Tickets are $65 a person and includes hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.

Putting on the Glitz Drag Show: Saturday, May 5th 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

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Local stylist Danielle Mullins will be hosting Antique Bar & Bakery’s Putting on the Glitz drag show featuring Gloria Swansong and Gilda Wabbit. Before the show, head to Danielle’s studio {Muneca Mullins Studios — 51 Harrison Street, Hoboken} for a pre-show party where you can get styled and photographed by Danielle, then make your way to the show at Antique Bakery {122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}. Get more info and RSVP here.

Pamper Yourself at Coach — Sunday, May 6th 10:00AM-12:00PM

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Pamper yourself at Coach at Newport Mall with mini facials from SEPHORA artists, free gift bags from LUSH Cosmetics, mimosas, drinks, and treats. Take a look at Coach’s latest collection and enjoy 30% off your purchase.

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party — Saturday, May 5th 5:00PM-11:00PM

Dress to impress and spend your Saturday night at the Underground {116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} for a live viewing of the derby, DJ entertainment, small plates, and drinks. Complimentary cocktails will be served from 5-7PM. Make sure to RSVP here if attending.

White Eagle Hall Anniversary Party — Saturday, May 5th

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On May 5th, 2017, White Eagle Hall reopened as a fully restored concert hall and theater. To celebrate their one year anniversary of changing the Jersey City music scene, White Eagle Hall will be hosting a free concert this Saturday, May 5th featuring
Rye Coalition, Will Wood & the Tapeworms, Rock & Roll High Fives and Long Neck. RSVP for free here.

Riverview Farmers Market Opening — Sunday, May 6th 10:00AM

The Riverview Farmers Market will open for the season on May 6th at 10:00AM.

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival — Sunday, May 6th 11:00AM-6:00PM

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Located on Washington Street {between Observer Highway + 7th}, the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival will be celebrating its 24th year this Sunday. Enjoy local artists, kid-friendly activities, food, handmade goods, and entertainment.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi at Mile Square Theatre {Running Through May 6th}

It’s the last weekend the Mile Square Theatre isn’t presenting public performances of its revival production of Y York’s The Garden of Rikki Tikki TaviRestaging its 2011 production for a new audience, MST is thrilled to reunite much of the creative team from the earlier production, including MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor and actor Blaire Brooks {Bull, Blacklist} as Darzee the Tailor Bird. The cast includes MST regular Andrew Baldwin {Frog and Toad}, Cameron Blankenship {Lyric Rep}, and Arielle Legere {Princess K.I.M.}. This comedy about sharing, cooperation, and growing up will appeal to all audiences 4 years and older. Tickets can be purchased here.

**Cinco De Mayo Events**

Hoboken Brunch Series: Cinco De Mayo Fiesta — Saturday, May 5th

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Indulge in an all-inclusive brunch party featuring a live DJ, 3 hours of unlimited breakfast tacos, quesadillas, classic brunch fare, and more along with all-you-can-drink festive {and classic} cocktails. Get more info and purchase tickets here.


The Surge: A Cinco De Mayo Party — Saturday, May 5th 12:00PM-10:00PM

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Head to the Underground in Jersey City for The Surge: A Cinco De Mayo party — an indoor event that includes a taco eating contest, ice luge, live Mariachi band, piñata, beer pong, photo booth, food trucks, and more. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Cinco De Gringo’s — Saturday, May 5th 12:00PM-10:00PM

gringos tacos jersey city

What better place to spend Cinco de Mayo than at Gringo’s?! Enjoy live music, a taco eating contest, boozy piñata, and giveaways from 12:00PM-10:00PM to celebrate the holiday. Reservations are recommended.

Cinco De Mayo at Orale Mexican Kitchen — Saturday, May 5th 6:00PM-12:00AM

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Orale is dedicating two days to Cinco De Mayo on May 5th and 6th, starting with a DJ from 6PM-midnight on May 5th, and ending with a Seis De Mayo brunch on Sunday, May 6th. For more info, click here.

Life’s a Fiesta Party at Birch — Saturday, May 5th

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Birch does every Saturday night right, so of course they’re going allll out for Cinco De Mayo. Enjoy $5 margs and shots of tequila with a live DJ at this ultimate Cinco fiesta.

Cinco De Mayo at Black Bear — Saturday, May 5th

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Black Bear is a regular favorite for weekend fun, and they’re bringing the party for Cinco De Mayo, too. Enjoy drink and food specials all day long this Saturday.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at Tally Ho — Saturday, May 5th


Enjoy giveaways, specials, games, and dancing at Tallo Ho’s Cinco De Mayo fiesta this Saturday.

Cinco De Mayo at Mill’s Tavern — Saturday, May 5th

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$2 tacos = sold. Stop at Mill’s Tavern this Saturday for Mexican food specials along with discounted drinks to celebrate.

Cast Iron Lofts Rooftop Fiesta — Saturday, May 5th 7:00PM-9:00PM

Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Rooftop Fiesta from 7:00PM-9:00PM with a menu full of different tacos to choose from {and maragaritas + Coronas, too, obvz}. Register here for free.

**Kid Friendly Events**

JCTC Kids Presents Pinocchio by Puppetworks Sunday, April 22nd 1:00PM

jersey city theater pinocchio

Join the Jersey City Theater Center at Merseles Studios in Jersey City for Puppetworks adaptation of Pinocchio. Tickets can be purchased here.

Upcoming weekday events:

Monday, May 7th: HIIT Trapeeze — a 4 week trapeze series offered at Honor Yoga {720 Monroe Street}. Get tickets here.

Monday, May 7th: Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmer’s Market from 4:00PM-8:00PM. More info here.

Tuesday, May 8th: Speed Dating at Brightside Tavern in Jersey City. More info and tickets here.

Wednesday, May 9th: Cactus Cantina Succulent Workshop {with Beautycycled} at Gringos. Purchase tickets here.

Wednesday, May 9th: May Jersey City American Wine Society meetup. Get more info and purchase tickets here.


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

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