• 33 Halloween Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {October 25-28, 2018}

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    “Halloweekend” is officially here, but if you don’t feel like participating in any of the bar hopping, we’ve got a list of 33 other things to do on the last weekend of October. Grab your sweaters {+ possibly your rain boots} and check out these events happening in Hoboken and Jersey City from Thursday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th, 2018.

    PS: if you *do* want to enjoy Halloween 2018 weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City and wear a costume, click here.

    PPS: If you want a list of kid-friendly Halloween events in Hoboken + Jersey City, click here.

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    Luna Full Moon Party — Thursday, October 25th from 4:00PM-10:00PM

    It would only make sense that Luna Restaurant & Bar would celebrate the full moon, right? Head to Luna in Jersey City {279 Grove Street} for happy hour drink specials {including glow in the dark cocktails} until closing.

    West Coast Wine Dinner at Kolo Klub — Thursday, October 25th at 7:00PM

    Kolo Klub in Hoboken {1422 Grand Street} is hosting a West Coast Wine Dinner with a lineup of wines from California, Oregon, and Washington State paired with three food courses. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps CPR Course — Friday, October 26th from 2:00PM-6:30PM + Sunday, October 28th from 9:30AM-2:00PM

    The Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps is hosting a CPR course this Friday and Sunday. The course will cover adult, pediatric, and infant CPR {including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask}, foreign body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation. Get more information and register here.

    Create-Your-Own Scarecrow/Snowman Pallet at Turquoise Cup — Friday, October 26th from 6:00PM-8:30PM

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    The Turquoise Cup, Hoboken’s very own pottery and coffee shop, is hosting a special class to create a scarecrow/snowman pallet, perfect for the fall and winter. Get more information here.

    Halloween Themed Painting Class in Jersey City — Friday, October 26th from 6:30PM-8:30PM

    Kick off Halloween weekend with a paint-session at Downtown 234 Gallery in Jersey City {234 York Street}. Better yet, the event is BYO, so all you need is a bottle of wine and the gallery will provide all of the painting materials needed. Get more information here.

    Hoboken Jr. Redwings Football 5th Annual Halloween Fundraiser — Friday, October 26th at 7:00PM

    Join the Hoboken Jr. Redwings Football team at 301 Garden Street for their 5th annual Halloween fundraiser and adult costume party. There will be a cash bar and food will be provided. Tickets are $20 {purchased at the door} and all proceeds will benefit the team’s end of year ceremony.

    Hoboken Historical Museum’s Annual Masked Ball — Friday, October 26th at 7:00PM

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    Join the Hoboken Historical Musem for their annual Masked Ball at the W Hotel {225 River Street} and enjoy music, food and drinks, and a live and silent auction. Get more information here.

    Val Emmich at Little City Books — Friday, October 26th at 7:00PM

    Writer, actor, and musician, Val Emmich, will read his new young adult novel called Dear Evan Hansen this Friday evening at Little City Books in Hoboken {100 Bloomfield Street}. Emmich will be signing books, playing a set of songs, and more. Purchase of book is required to attend the event. More information here.

    Halloween at Harborside in Jersey City — Friday, October 26th at 8:00PM

    Kick off Halloween weekend with costume contests, a live DJ, several food vendors, drinks, a photo booth, and much more at Harborside in downtown Jersey City {210 Hudson Street}. More information here.

    Halloween Movie Night at Tally Ho Hoboken — Friday, October 26th

    Tally Ho {215 Washington Street} is hosting a special Halloween movie night this Friday with scary movies on all TVs plus games to play.

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Hoboken Bow Tie Cinemas — Running through Sunday, October 27th

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    The Hoboken Rocky Horror Picture Show is back for 2018 and will take place at Bow Tie Cinemas {409 14th Street}. There will be 4 shows — Friday, October 19th, Saturday, October 20th, Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th, all at 11:00PM. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

    Stevens Institute of Technology Out of the Darkness Walk — Saturday, October 27th from 9:00AM-12:30PM

    Join Stevens Institute of Technology for their Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness an funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The walk will begin at Stevens’ campus {1 Castle Point Terrace}. More information here.

    8th Annual HoBOOken 5K Race — Saturday, October 27th from 10:00AM-12:00PM

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    Founded in 2010, the annual HoBOOken 5K {Hoboken’s only costumed race} is back for 2018 and will begin at Pier A park. While this race is super fun {+ has gorgeous views}, it also benefits the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. Get more information and register here.

    Get Your Pink On Breast Cancer Event at alba boutique — Saturday, October 27th from 11:00AM-7:00PM

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    Enjoy a day of sweet treats, champagne + rosè, shopping, raffles, and giveaways at alba boutique {716 Washington Street in Hoboken}. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Dearheart Charitable Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Halloween Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival in Jersey City — Saturday, October 27th from 11:00AM-7:00PM

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    Head to the Urby parking lot {200 Greene Street} in downtown Jersey City for a full day of harvest fun. There will be food + drinks from local vendors plus bounce houses, magic shows, train rides, face painting, and more. Get more information here.

    Port Imperial Food Truck Fest — Saturday, October 27th from 12:00PM-6:00PM

    The Port Imperial Food Truck Fest will take place at 4800 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken. The event will feature over 20 food trucks, music, activities and rides for children, and more. Get more information here.

    After the Harvest Wine & Food Event — Saturday, October 27th from 1:00PM-5:00PM

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    The Culinary Institute at Hudson County Community College will be hosting their 2nd annual After the Harvest Wine & Food event Saturday afternoon. Admission includes a wristband that gets you wine tastings, wine seminars, and a free wine glass {with valid ID}. More information here.

    Beaujolais Wine Tasting at Bin 14 — Saturday, October 27th from 2:00PM-4:00PM

    Wine lovers, this event is for you. Learn all about Beaujolais wine and enjoy Chef Pino’s 3-course tasting menu. More information here.

    Loew’s Theater Annual Movie Masquerade Benefit — Saturday, October 27th at 7:00PM

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    The historic Loew’s Theater in Jersey City {54 Journal Square} is hosting a special screening of Young Frankenstein followed by a live Masquerade After-Party. Enjoy music, dancing, light refreshments, a costume contest, and a cash bar. More information here.

    Halloween on the Hudson Hypnotist Dinner Show at Birch Hoboken — Saturday, October 27th 

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    Before partying the night away, enjoy a special hypnotist dinner show at Birch in Hoboken {92 River Street}. Tickets include a gourmet buffet dinner featuring appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert. For more information, call 201-744-5117.

    Terminal of Terror in Jersey City — Saturday, October 27th from 9:00PM-2:00AM

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    Terminal of Terror is an annual Halloween event thrown by ChicpeaJC, Hayoner, and Premiere Vibes Entertainment at the Hyatt House rooftop and terrace in downtown Jersey City. The spooky event will feature food vendors throughout the day, live DJs all night, drinks, a costume contest, and more. More information here.

    “Howloween” Pup Portrait Pop Up at Cornerstone Pets — Sunday, October 28th from 11:00AM-2:00PM

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    Bring your four-legged friends to Cornerstone Pets in Hoboken {105 9th Street} in costume for a FREE portrait of your pup. The event is hosted by Puparazzi NYC and there are no reservations required.

    Chakra Immersion Workshop with Pavana Yoga — Sunday, October 28th from 3:00PM-5:30PM

    Learn how to bring greater balance into your life with Pavana Yoga’s Chakra Immersion Workshop this Sunday afternoon. Throughout the workshop will be yoga, meditation, journaling, and other healing techniques. Pavana Yoga is located at 251 1st Street in Hoboken. Get more information here.

    “Made in Hoboken: Tales of Inventions with Ties to the Mile-Square City” at the Hoboken Historical Museum — Sunday, October 28th at 4:00PM

    David Zimmerman, Director of Technology Commercialization at Stevens Institute of Technology will be speaking at the Hoboken Historical Museum this Sunday afternoon. Admission is $5 but free for museum members.

    Glow in the Barre at Local Barre — Sunday, October 28th at 6:30PM

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    Enjoy a special edition of Local Barre’s Nightcap class in honor of Halloween. Dress in all white so you can illuminate in the black light and enjoy some treats after class. Get more information here.

    Haunted House at City Bistro — Sunday, October 28th through Wednesday, October 31st from 7:00PM-11:00PM

    City Bistro is transforming its second floor and roof into the ultimate haunted house with professional actors and different themed rooms. Also enjoy plenty of photo ops and spooky drink specials. More information here.

    Kid-Friendly Events

    Family Halloween Party and Parade in Hoboken — Friday, October 26th from 4:00PM-7:00PM

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    Hoboken Families and Kidville will be hosting a family Halloween party and parade at the Shipyard Park in Hoboken {1 14th Street}. Dress up and enjoy a dance party, face painting, arts and crafts, and other fun activities. More information here.

    Terminal of Terror {Family Event} — Saturday, October 27th from 11:00AM-4:00PM

    At Terminal of Terror’s family event {with JC Families}, children and adults can enjoy food vendors, face painting, cookie decoration, magic show, cotton candy, a bouncy house, a costume contest, and an adult Biergarten for adults. More information here.

    JC Halloween Spooktacular — Saturday, October 27th from 4:00PM-8:00PM

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    Spend the afternoon celebrating Halloween at the Harborside Atrium in downtown Jersey City with a costume competition, dance party, arts and crafts, and more. More information here.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Scary with Mile Square Church — Saturday, October 27th from 5:00PM-7:00PM

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    Join Mile Square Church for a family-friendly Halloween themed party at the Christopher Columbus Gardens in Hoboken {455 9th Street}. Come in costume and enjoy food, trick-or-treating, and other kid-friendly activities. More information here.

    Liberty Science Center Spooky Sleepover Family Halloween Camp In  — Saturday, October 27th at 6:00PM

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    You’re invited to bring the kids {ages 6 and up} and have the ultimate sleepover at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on Saturday, October 27th. Families can enjoy a building filled with themed activities, experiments, shows, and more. The event begins at 6:00PM on Saturday and ends at 10:00AM on Sunday. An evening snack and light breakfast will be provided. More information here

    Other North Jersey Events

    Halloween With the Spins in Vernon Hosted by MykeSoul — Saturday, October 27th through Sunday, October 28th

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    This Halloween festival is like no other — with haunted hayrides, pumpkin carving, fire spinners, campfires, food, drinks, art vendors, live music, AND the option to camp, it’s totally worth the trip to Vernon. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, October 29th — Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmer’s Market {4:00PM}

    Monday, October 29th — Kids eat free at Black Bear in Hoboken

    Monday, October 29th — Half-priced Mondays at Coco Havana and Birch in Hoboken

    Tuesday, October 30th — Hoboken Farmer’s Market on Garden Street Between 4th + 5th {2:00PM-7:30PM}

    Tuesday, October 30th — Hoboken Idol at Ferryman on 1st at 94 Bloomfield Street {10:00PM-1:00AM}

    Wednesday, October 31st — Free Halloween Photo Shoot at Hudson Coffee in Hoboken {1:00PM-5:00PM}

    Wednesday, October 31st — Hoboken’s Annual Ragamuffin Parade {3:15PM}

    Thursday, October 29th — Wing night at Black Bear Hoboken {205 Washington Street}

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend!

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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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