11 Things You Can Do With Dad in Hoboken and Jersey City This Weekend

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From a finger lickin’ good brunch to a free live concert, there’s no doubt you’ll be packed with a full schedule of fun this Father’s Day weekend. We’ve rounded up the BEST spots, restaurants, and markets across Hoboken and Jersey City so you don’t have to — so make sure to give your dad a fun-filled weekend, since there are endless options. Happy Father’s Day, Hoboken!

Featured Father’s Day Event

1.  Smoked Prime Rib Dinner at House of ‘Que: Sunday, June 19th starting at 11:00AM

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Dad, you, and some barb-e-que! Head to House of ‘Que this Sunday to treat Dad to a 32 oz {woahhh} Smoked Prime Rib dinner. The dinner comes with two sides and a House of ‘Que hat. They’ll also have live music playing from 12-3:00PM, $5 mimosas, and a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar {so fun!}. Plus, you can’t beat waterfront dining in Hoboken, especially when it’s supposed to be beautiful out.

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2. Sunday Funday Prix Fixe Brunch at The Brass Rail: Sunday, June 19th from 11:30am to 3pm

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Treat your father to a DELICIOUS {and affordable} brunch at this classic all-American spot. For only $22 per person {aka a price you can’t beat}, Hoboken’s The Brass Rail, is offering a complimentary “brunch” cocktail and TWO courses. From eggs Benedict to salmon toast, there’s clearly an item on this boozy brunch menu that’ll please any dad’s tastebuds.

3. Riverview Farmers Market Trip: Sunday, June 19th from 10am to 3pm

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This is NOT your ordinary farmers market. From yoga in the park to a live DJ, the Riverview Farmers Market offers activities that are PERFECT for dad and the whole family. If dad is a major foodie, he’ll definitely enjoy all the fresh produce and artisinal meats and cheeses the site has to offer.

4. Father’s Day Brunch at McLoone’s Pier House: Sunday, June 19th from 10am to 3pm

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Wake up and smell the bacon! This AWESOME Hoboken spot is not skimping out on portions. Let dad fill his plate up with classic brunch favorites like sausage, bagels, eggs and so much more. For only $42.95 per adult and $14.95 per child, McLoone’s is offering the perfect deal for Father’s Day.

5. Live Jazz Brunch Buffet at The Madison Bar and Grill: Sunday, June 19th from 10am to 3pm {Buffet} and from 10:30am to 2:30pm {Live Jazz Performance}

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Celebrate Father’s day with some added entertainment. Make sure to reserve a spot at the Madison Bar and Grill {FAST} so your dad can have a side of live Jazz with his Sunday eggs.

6. Project: Eats Street Festival Located in Downtown Jersey City: Saturday and Sunday, June 18th-19th from 11am to 7pm

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Calling all {Hoboken} foodies! This is the THIRD summer that The Jersey City Project and Jersey City will be hosting this fun and festive summer foodie event. If your dad isn’t a fan of brunch or a sit down dinner, he will LOVE exploring the unique food trucks, tents and bars EATS has to offer. Check out The Jersey City Project’s Instagram to learn more about the vendors.

7. Lobster Grill located at the Pier 13 Hoboken: Sunday, June 19th

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Dive into this Father’s Day with a bucket full of fresh Lobster. For only $288, Luke’s Lobster will be serving up lobster, beer and delicious sides like corn and slaw to a party of 8 people MAX. Click here for more information on where and how to purchase tickets for the event.

8. Saturdays at Mana: Saturday June 18th, 12pm to 6pm

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Treat your dad to a {free} viewing of beautiful and unique art pieces. This Saturday, Mana Contemporary will be opening its doors to the public so you can spend your Father’s Day weekend appreciating wonderful art pieces with your favorite guy!

9. Live Music at Fox and Crow: Adam Melchor- Sunday, June 19th from 5pm to 8pm

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Nothing says I love you like a FREE live concert. Join your dad at this fun event where the talented 22 year old New Jersey native, Adam Melchor, performs for a live audience. The Fox and Crow, a cozy pub, also offers finger food favorites like wings and fries, and a large selection of beers.

10. Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market located at the Grove PATH Plaza: Monday, June 20th from 4pm to 8pm

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This popular Farmers Market is sure to keep the whole family {especially dad} entertained throughout the day. Your dad will LOVE exploring this bustling market and all the delicious baked goods, fresh fruits and veggies, and unique foods it has to offer. For a full list of vendors click here.

11. Open Jazz Jam with the Brightside Trio at the Brightside Tavern: Monday, June 20th from 8pm to 11pm

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Spend the night listening to some classic tunes with your music loving dad. The Brightside Tavern also caters to every music lover’s munchies with their delicious dishes like their loaded tater tots or crunchy fried pickles.

So there you have it. Some fun events and things to do around town with dad.


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Originally from Long Island, Noelle is a lover of the beach, NY bagels, and the bustling city that has always been just a short train ride away. When she's not in her hometown, Noelle splits her time between the Bronx, New York City, and Hoboken. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the endless boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants the area has to offer. Noelle is excited to share her passion for beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and food with the HG community!