45 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {Sept 30-Oct 4}

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As September officially comes to an end, lets bring in the new month of October with some great weekend events! From the comfort of your home or going out and about, here is everything you need to make the most out of your weekend. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {September 16th-20th}.

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

Featured Events

Hoboken Girl Photo Challenge

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All October

Send your best photos into Hoboken Girl around Hoboken or Jersey City to enter the 6th annual photo challenge. Read more about what to do here.

In-Person Events

Summer Street Shopping

All Weekend | Ongoing 

The City of Hoboken announced a new September and early October schedule for Summer Streets presented by the Hoboken Business Alliance.

This weekend, 2nd to 5th street will be closed off on Thursday, October, 1st from 6:00PM-11:00PM, Saturday, October 3rd from 6:00PM-11PM, and Sunday, October 3rd from 12:00PM-8:00PM. Read more here.

Rexer Gallery

All Weekend | Multiple Times

Visit 636 Washington street to experience the new home for local contemporary art.

This gallery is open Thursday and Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM by appointments, Thursday and Friday 6:00PM-10:00PM open for all, and Saturday and Sunday 1:00PM-9:00PM open to all. Book an appointment here.

Comedy Festival

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th| Multiple Times

Go to different venues all Weekend and experience hilarious Comics in the Hoboken Comedy Festival. Thursday, October 1st go to Arthur’s Steakhouse at 8:00PM, Friday, October 2nd go to The Brass Rail at 8:00PM, Saturday, October 3rd go to Arthur’s Steakhouse at 8:00PM, and Sunday, October 4th go to the Jubilee event space. Get tickets here.

Outdoor Art Exhibits

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th| All-day

Jersey City Park Coalition and Walk-Bye invite you to visit 10 Jersey City parks and see work from 100 international artists as well as 40 local children’s artwork for the 30th anniversary of the Jersey City Arts and Studio Tour. You can visit Audubon Park, Canco Park, Riverview Park, Hamilton Park, Village Park, Boyd McGuiness Park, Pershing Field Park, Washington Park, Van Vorst Park, or Oak Street Park. Learn more here.

Drive-In Movies

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd | 6:45PM

The City of Hoboken and Projected Images of Hudson County present Hoboken drive-in movies under the stars. This weekend: Bohemian Rhapsody. Find out more here.

Harvest Moon

Thursday, October 1st | 1:00PM-Night

Step outside your door and look into the sky to admire the next full moon which is the harvest moon. Learn more here.

Gallery at the Park Re-Opening

Thursday and Friday, October 1st and 2nd | Thursday 3:00PM-8:00PM, Friday 12:00PM-5:00PM

The Gallery at the Park, a new art gallery at the newly renovated Park Theatre in Union City, NJ, will re-open beginning Sept. 30. It features an exhibition of paintings by New Jersey artist Cara London. Learn more here.

Toni & Guy Pop-Up

Friday, October 2nd | 4:00PM-8:00PM

Come visit Toni & Guy outside their salon for a Hoboken Girl Wellness Crawl pop-up event. Learn more here.

The Groove Live Performance

Friday, October 2nd | 8:30PM-11:30PM

The Groove trio will be performing live music at Dino & Harry’s in Hoboken. Make a reservation here.

Zumba at Audubon Park

Saturday, October 3rd | 8:00AM-9:00AM

Join the Philippine American Friendship Community in partnership with Jersey City Parks Coalition for outdoor Zumba in Audubon Park. RSVP here.

Fritz’s Polka Band Live

Saturday, October 3rd | 7:00PM-11:00PM

Fritz’s Polka Band will perform a few sets of eclectic tunes for Oktoberfest at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten this weekend. Read more here.

Oktoberfest Celebration

Saturday, October 3rd | 12:00PM-10:00PM

Astor Bar & Grill in Jersey City will be hosting Oktoberfest with German music, food and drinks. Read more here.

Jersey City Makers Market

Saturday, October 3rd | 10:00AM

Shop local and handmade this weekend at Grove street PATH plaza and Newark pedestrian plaza for Jersey City’s Art and Makers Market. Learn more here.

The Living Dead Market

Saturday, October 3rd | 12:00PM-5:00PM

Join the Jersey City Alternative Market for their “The Living Dead Market”. Go check out some alternative art, jewelry, and crafts at Harsimus Cemetery. Sign up here.

Corgi Spirits Comedy Club

Saturday, October 3rd | 7:00PM- 10:00PM

This show offers customers a hilarious, one-of-a-kind stand-up comedy experience fueled with delicious drinks at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Read more here.

Art Exhibit Opening: “Hoboken Tempest: Paintings by Ray Guzman”

Saturday, October 3rd | 2:00PM- 5:00PM

Opening October 3, the Museum’s Upper Gallery space welcomes local artist and sign/branding entrepreneur, Ray Guzman, who creates art in a wide variety of media. Read more here.

Doggie Costume Parade

Saturday, October 3rd | 2:00PM- 4:00PM

Join Extra Mile Pet Care at The Ale House this Saturday for a doggie Halloween costume parade. Support Wise Animal Rescue and see some adorable pups.

Outdoor Photoshoot

Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th | 9:00AM-6:00PM

Enjoy the sun, social distancing, and supporting local photographers with a free, 30-minute mini photoshoot in the location of your choice. Book your appointment here.

Speed Friending

Sunday, October 4th | 4:00PM-5:30PM

Heard of speed dating? Well, here you have speed friending. Meet new friends at 1429 Adams St, Hoboken this weekend. Learn more here.

Poetry in Canco Park

Sunday, October 4th | 2:00PM-4:00PM

Join OpenRoad Poetry for an afternoon filled with poetic, lyrical, acoustic, and mixed genre performances in Canco Park, Jersey City. Sign up here.

Journal Square Clean Up

Sunday, October 4th | 7:00PM- 10:00PM

Monthly Clean Up Meet at Whealth Kitchen, grab cleanup supplies, Pick up trash on the square surrounding neighborhood, and meet your neighbor. Learn more here.

NJ Women Make History

Sunday, October 4th | 4:00PM- 5:00PM

The Hoboken Historical Museum is pleased to present #NJWomenMakeHistory, an exciting eight-part lecture series focusing on New Jersey women who made their mark on history, as part of New Jersey’s celebration of the centennial of women’s right to vote. Learn more here.

Virtual Events

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Virtual Game Night

All Weekend | 7:00PM-10:00PM

Get ready for Let’s Roam’s Virtual Game Night including trivia, charades, and drawing over video. Sign up here.

Given Circumstance Series

Friday, October 2nd | Ongoing

Mile Square Theatre Presents Given Circumstance, a four-part series on new life experiences living in a pandemic. Sign up for part one here.

Writing for Wellness

Friday, October 2nd | 1:00PM-2:30PM

Join the Hoboken Public Library and their social work professional Olivia with writing sessions that will cover positive coping skills, self-care journaling, reflection activities, and more. Sign up here.

Stress & Anxiety Relief Guided Meditation

Friday, October 2nd | 7:00PM-7:30PM

You will experience tools you can use to reduce anxiety and stress in these 30 minute online sessions. Read more here.

Artist talk with Ray Guzman

Friday, October 2nd | 5:00PM-6:00PM

Ray will discuss his panoramic 10-foot-wide painting “Hoboken Tempest” along with discussing his approach to painting and show some of his other work. Join here.

Chamber of Commerce Round Table

Friday, October 2nd | 11:00AM-12:00PM

If you’ve ever wondered about hiring an intern or how to work with local institutions of higher education to hire local, join the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce for this important conversation with career placement professionals. Learn more here.

Hoboken Library 130th Anniversary

Saturday, October 3rd | 11:00AM

Join the Hoboken Public Library to celebrate their 130th anniversary with events and giveaways. Read more here.

Mandala Making Workshop

Saturday, October 3rd | 9:30PM-11:30PM

The ‘mandala’ is considered to be a symbol of the universe and wholeness. Learn more about the creation of this symbol in this workshop. Sign up here.

Entrepreneur Crash Course

Saturday, October 3rd | 8:00PM-9:00PM

Discover how to smoothly transition from successful professional to successful entrepreneur and replace your salary as quickly as possible in this online course. Register here.

Virtual Gallery Walk-Through

Saturday, October 3rd | 9:30PM-11:30PM

“Reaching for the Steal” is a highly anticipated solo exhibition featuring a collection of new paintings and sculptural works by Jersey City street artist DISTORT. Register here.

Jersey City Art and Studio Tour

Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday October 4th | 9:30PM-11:30PM

JCAST will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend with online programming of exhibitions, artist talks, performances and demonstrations making it possible to experience the best of Jersey City’s arts scene while sheltering in place. Sign up here.

Bottle Cutting Workshop

Sunday, October 4th | 9:30PM-11:30PM

Upcycling is the need of the hour and of the ways to reduce our wastage footprint is to convert glass bottles around us into functional products. Learn more here.

Kid-Focused Events

Toddler Story Time

Every Thursday in September | 11:00AM

Join the Hoboken Library for toddler storytime, live on Zoom. Register here.

Baby Signs Class

Friday, October 2nd | 12:00PM-1:00PM

Learn new songs and sing your favorites as you learn signs from ASL to support language development, self-expression, and bilingualism. Sign up here.

Hoopsie Daisies Hula Hoop Show

Saturday, October 3rd | 11:40AM-12:20PM

The Hoopsie Daisies are a multi-talented group of fire performers & flow artists. They have a very special performance planned with hula hoops, fire, and a story telling. Sign up here.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Saturday, October 3rd | 1:50PM-2:10PM

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun way to help prepare your child for Kindergarten. Join the Hoboken Public Library for this fun and educational event. Register here.

Guest Story Time with Patricia Keeler

Saturday, October 3rd | 11:00AM-11:30AM

Join Patricia Keeler and Francis McCall on Facebook Live and experience an amazing story time and drawing demo. Join here.

Greater NJ/NY Events

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.

NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th| Thursday + Friday 12PM-8PM, Saturday 10AM-7PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM

This show and sale feature common, intermediate, and investment-grade mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, and more. Get tickets here.

Night of Rock n Roll

Saturday, October 3rd | 7:00PM-10:00PM

Go to Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey for a night of live rock n roll music. Get tickets here.

Maribyrd & The Dream Band Live

Friday, October 2nd | 4:00PM

Maribyrd & The Dream Band will be performing live music at the Walpack Inn for happy hour in Sandyston, New Jersey. Make a reservation here.

Outdoor Doggy Yoga

Saturday, October 3rd | 1:00PM-2:30PM

Join in Mahwah, New Jersey this Saturday for a one-hour yoga class while loving on some cute and cuddly rescue doggies to benefit Wise Animal Rescue. Join here.

Point Pleasant Beach Farmers Market

Sunday, October 4th | 10:00AM-2:00PM

Spend your Sunday down the shore and fine art, crafts, food, and more at the Point Pleasant Farmers Market. Read more here.

Partner Happenings

Solaris Lofts Offering one Month Free off a 13 Month Lease to Hoboken Girl Readers

Solaris Lofts is the go-to luxury building in the Bergen-Lafayette area of Jersey City for renters seeking reasonable rents, large spaces, and chic urban style. The building has a unique modern industrial vibe, and also a conscience, featuring a 75-kilowatt Solar installation that provides much of its electricity production. Solaris Lofts is offering one month free on any 13-month lease and readers can mention Hoboken Girl for the month free when contacting Solaris. Visit their website here or call 201-247-6555 to inquire.

The Lukin Center for Psychotherapy is Giving a Free Phone Consultation When you Mention Hoboken Girl

The Lukin Center for Psychotherapy is a family-owned psychotherapy practice with offices in Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgewood, Englewood, and Clifton, and the team provides evidence-based therapy and treats patients of all ages with an individualized approach. Hoboken Girl readers can get a free phone consultation when mentioning ‘Hoboken Girl’. Book an appointment here.

Accent on Résumés Will Give a 10% Discount When you Mention Hoboken Girl

Accent on Résumés has written over 15,000 résumés to date, and has experience in every industry as well as every career level, from interns to CEOs. Besides specializing in résumés and cover letters, it also offers reference sheets, CVs, letters of resignation or acceptance, and everything in between. Get a 10% discount on services when you mention ‘Hoboken Girl’. Just call 347-404-8458 or visit their website to get started.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Bolly Fit Workout Class

Monday, October 5th | 5:00PM-5:30PM

Join the Hoboken Library for a fun, energetic, Bollywood dance workout class with Ashwin Kumar in Church Square. Learn more here.

Shamanic Sound Journey

Tuesday, October 6th | 7:30PM-9:00PM

Join Urban Souls and Leigh Higgins on a heart-centering path of discovery as we deepen our connection to the power & wisdom available to us! Sign up here.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Tuesday, October 6th | 5:00PM-5:30PM

Please join the Hoboken Library to go Live with Priya Vazarkar, certified Yoga Teacher. Join here.

Live International Cooking

Wednesday, October 7th | 5:00PM-5:30PM

Join Neha Bhide for some popular vegetarian Indian cooking on Facebook Live. Read more here.

Art Class From Home

Wednesday, October 7th | 10:00AM-3:00PM

Honor Latino Artists with the Hoboken Library from the comfort of your home. Learn more here.

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Katie is a Jersey girl born and raised. Living in central New Jersey, she loves spending her summers on the shore. During the rest of the year, you can find her studying on campus at Stevens Institute of Technology where she is majoring in Marketing. Hoboken is now her home away from home and she can’t live without walks by the Hudson or spontaneous trips into New York City.