• Top 11 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {March 23, 2017}

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    What to do, what to do?! We can answer that one: this weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City, enjoy a sweet treat or two, learn couples yoga, kick back with live music, DIY your own chic home decor, relish in happy hour drink specials, take a sunset cruise, and more!  Regardless of what your preferences, we’ve got your weekend plans covered. Here are the top 11 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend.

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    Trivia Night for North Hudson Early Career NJEA Members at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten: Thursday, March 23rd from 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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    Early Career NJEA members of the Hoboken, North Bergen, Secaucus and West New York Education Associations can engage in some friendly competition during Trivia Night at Pilsener Haus this Thursday while munching on delish apps {+ a complimentary drink}. It’s completely free to attend the event {register here}, and is a great way to meet other colleagues and mingle over food and fun.

    Sunset Hudson River Cruise at Pier 62 in New York City: Thursday, March 23rd from 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM

    Spring is upon us – which means it’s prime time for a sunset cruise. Spend a few relaxing hours sailing along the Hudson River and New York Harbor aboard the Manhattan II {to benefit the Fund for a Better Waterfront} while absorbing the breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty + kicking back for live entertainment by jazz trio Ginetta’s Vendetta {a night most definitely fit for catching up with friends or a romantic date idea for you and your S/O}. Tickets can be purchased here.

    Hoboken Lean In Circle Guided Workshop on Strategic Resumes at IndieGrove Jersey City: Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM

    Need help building/editing your resume? No worries – on Thursday evening, Lidia Arshavasky of JC Strategic will be hosting a guided workshop at Indiegrove Workspace {121 Newark Ave} that’ll help prepare you for applying to your dream job – so BYOR {Bring Your Own Resume, of course} and learn some of the best tips + tricks for creating one impressive resume.

    Format Fun at Birch: Friday, March 24th from 4:00 PM – 4:00 AM

    Birch has a seriously eventful weekend in store: start off with burgers and shakes, followed by $5 beers, well drinks & shots during happy hour from 10-11 PM.  Carlos Melange will be DJing, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to be shaking it on the dance floor all night with your squad {BTW– no cover!}. And if you can’t make it out Friday night, no reason to have FOMO – Studio 92.3 will be broadcasting live on Saturday, March 25th from 10 PM to close. Cheers!  

    Jersey City Whiskey Fest at Harborside Jersey City Atrium: Friday, March 24th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Whiskey-lovers rejoice! The JC Whiskey Fest is finally happening this Friday, so get your tickets {use code HOBOKENGIRL} and come out to sample over 100 of the best spirits + bourbon, rye, single malt, scotch, blended, Canadian, Tennessee, and Irish whiskeys. There’ll also be food vendors {including Glazed & Confused fresh mini donuts, Bacon me Crazy, The Angry Crab + many others} and live music to enjoy while you stuff your face and drink up {additionally, designated drivers score an unbeatable $15 ticket deal…because, safety first.}

    Live In The Undercroft Music Series at Cathedral Hall in Jersey City: Friday, March 24th from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM

    This Friday, Cathedral Hall’s monthly concert series is back with a handful of NJ/NY-based bands that you simply must check out: Adam & The Plants, Kult of MaryCR & The Degenerates, Guilty Giraffe, and Rosey Bengal. You will no doubt be adding their tunes to your latest playlist and rockin’ out. And the best part is: the show {which is open to all ages} only costs $10 to attend.

    Industrial Pipe Shelves {BYOB} at DIY Uncorked Hoboken: Friday, March 24th from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Want to spice up your home decor? BYOB while you DIY a cute little rustic touch for your humble abode. Add some shabby-chic to your living space by attending DIY Uncorked’s workshop this Friday night – and create your very own industrial pipe shelf to house your favorite framed photos, memorabilia, knick-knacks, books, etc. You can add up to as many shelves as you’d like and customize your paint/stain {up to two people can work on one project together}. FYI: there are only 6 projects left – so make sure to register asap!

    Kids Rock: Move, Dance and Shake at Charles & Co.: Saturday, March 25th from 11:00 Am – 12:00 PM 

    The SPERANZA Theatre Company is holding a workshop for children ages 3-6 this weekend at Charles & Co. in downtown Jersey City: the perfect opportunity for your youngsters to get up off the couch + get active {and get out all their energy – you’re welcome, mommas}. The class {only $9 – sign up here} is a surefire fun-filled playdate idea for the kiddies, who get to show off their adorable dance moves.

    Couples Yoga Workshop at Asana Soul Practice: Saturday, March 25th from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

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    If you’re tired of the same old routine dates and want to try something new and exciting with your sweetheart, a romantic afternoon of Couples Yoga this Saturday afternoon at Asana Soul Practice could be just the fix. Amy Mareno will be instructing a class that’ll help build deep connections with your partner through Tantric meditation, sensual pose assistance, and asana {plus, you totally don’t have to be a yoga guru – beginners are welcome to attend!}. Register here.

    M-Squared Sweet and Chic Treats Pop-up at Cork Wines and Spirits: Saturday, March 25th from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

    If you’re a fan of A: wine, B: shopping, C: dessert, or D: all the above {because…. let’s just be honest here}, then you’re in for a real treat: this Saturday, M-Squared Sweet and Chic Treats is teaming up with Cork Wines & Spirits by holding a pop-up event to raise money for foster children. Stop by to sample wines and indulge in freshly-baked goodies, which include Chocolate Nutella cookies {OMG}, Lemon Poppy loaves, mega brownies, and a ton more {check out the full pop-up menu here}. PS – you’ll even receive a free gift for purchasing a ticket to the annual CASA Wine Tasting {which will be held next Friday}!

    Sunday “Meet the Artist” Series at Moore’s Lounge aka Bill & Ruth’s: Sunday, March 26th at 6:00 PM 

    Who says the blues is limited to Mondays only? Head out to Moore’s Lounge in Jersey City {189 Monticello Avenue} this Sunday evening to unwind with some live entertainment courtesy of jazz artist Winard Harper. Bring your friends and loved ones, grab a drink at the bar, get lost in the music, and “meet the artist” behind the tunes – get to know all about Harper’s life, career + more.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Monday, March 27th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Painting for Passover at The Crop Shop {720 Monroe Street Suite 203A, Hoboken}. Tickets + additional info here.

    Tuesday, March 28th all day: All-you-can-eat mussels & fries for $17.99 at Bin 14 Wine Bar {1314 Washington Street, Hoboken}.

    Tuesday, March 28th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Get Sauced! Hot Sauce Party at LITM {140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}.

    Wednesday, March 29th from 5:00 PM-6:45 PM: Ladies Night Out (On The Wheel) at The Crop Shop {720 Monroe Street Suite 203A, Hoboken}. Tickets + additional info here.

    Wednesday, March 29th from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM: In the Heat of the Wine: Wine & Pig Roast at the Keating Foundry at Mana Contemporary {additional info here}.

    Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30 PM: Hoboken Girl Helps Volunteer meeting for those interested in leading a volunteer project this year. The meeting will be held at Aaraa Accessories {408 6th Street, Hoboken} – come with any ideas you may have to help out with volunteer initiatives! Email hobokengirlteam@gmail.com to RSVP.

    Enjoy your weekend, wherever it may take you! Xo 

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    Krista is a 20-something Jersey Girl who lives in oversized sweaters and oversized sunglasses. Although she currently resides in North Jersey, she was born and raised in South Jersey and will always choose a hoagie over a sub and a pork roll over Taylor ham in the endless debates. She believes wholeheartedly in Sunday dinners, retail therapy, and stellar Instagram captions. When she’s not writing, shopping, or pretending to be a better skier than she actually is, she can be found winding down with a glass of Riesling in one hand and a good book or magazine in the other.