11 Things To Do In Hoboken and Jersey City if You’re Not Dressing Up for Halloween

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If you’re wayyy over dressing up {let’s face it — we can’t all be kids forever} but still want to participate in some goolishly good times, Hoboken and Jersey City still know how to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve sans kitty ears and Dracula vest. Whether you’re on the hunt for clothing you can actually wear on the reg or want to run off that candy {just because you don’t dress up doesn’t mean there’s no sweets for you!}, you can get in some seriously scary fun. Here are our picks for what to do in Hoboken and Jersey City — costume free.

Hoboken

Shopping Night at Town House Shops, October 27th 

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Grab your girl gang, your credit card, and get ready to shop ’till you drop while giving back to Dress for Success! Sip on sangria {did we mention it’s free?}, take advantage of extra special deals, free goodies to the first 20 gals to make a purchase AND enter to win a raffle worth over $300. Shop for a cause and get glam! 7-9PM at 620 Washington Street.

The Liftoff @Brower Club, October 28th

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Drinks, eats, and beats your way into Halloweekend! The Brower Club is hosting their launch party. You’ll see Stantt’s fall-casual clothing collection and celebrate the launch of The Roost, which offers a full craft-coffee bar, general goods, and men’s clothing. So if you’re about dressing to impress vs. suiting up to scare, check out this fun event in downtown Hoboken.

Garden Street Farmers’ Market, October 29th

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Rain or shine, Garden Street Farmers’ Market always has your back — even during Halloweekend. Balance out those candy bars with fresh fruits and veggies to fill you up before it’s time to celebrate.

Project HEAL New Jersey Fall Soiree 2016, October 29th 

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Come out to Project HEAL’s largest annual fundraiser, which raises money for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment. The soiree will be held at Barsky Gallery, where you can enjoy drinks by Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum, small bites by Hoboken Catering, an ice cream bar, participate in the silent auction, and sign up to win a cookie giveaway.

Hoboken House Tour, October 30th 

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One of our favorite anti-Halloween traditions is the annual Hoboken House Tour, where you get to oooh and ahhh at the beautiful architecture that Hoboken gets to call its own. For $30, you’ll tour 8-10 homes {wear comfy shoes!}, including some historical ones honoring the rich history of our town. Be prepared to burn some cals: the tour takes about three hours! Read up on the tour here. PS: They’re in need of volunteers, so if interested — email volunteer@hobokenmuseum.org and you also get a FREE entry to the tour if you volunteer for half the event. To buy tickets: http://bit.ly/HobokenHouseTour2016!

Grand Opening: All Things BELL, October 31st

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Why dress up in a one-time costume when you can shop for closet essentials you can wear everyday? Opt for a classy evening on Halloween by celebrating Alicia Bell’s newest flagship boutique in Hoboken. With an amazing 10 years of experience selling clothing around the country, Alicia’s bringing serious travel style to a brick and mortar store right here in Hoboken at 1204 Washington Street.

All About Eyes {Makeup Workshop} With EC Beauty Studio

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Beauty PSA: mark your calendars for the most gorgeous day in Hoboken. EC Beauty Studio is putting on the ultimate “All About Eyes” makeup workshop so you can get that Insta-worthy makeup for your selfies.

Jersey City

Raval x Giselle Launch x ALZNJ Benefit, October 27th 

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Raval, one of Jersey City’s top tapas bars, and local singer Giselle are teaming up for a charity event to support Alzheimer’s research and a cure for the disease. Additionally, there will be guest speakers including actress and filmmaker Cesa Pledger, whose film centering around Alzheimer’s caregivers will be played. Click here to get tickets.

The Last Hipster In Brooklyn, October 28th-30th

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Spend your Halloweekend enjoying one of the newest one-man shows at the Art House presented by The Brooklyn Gypsies. The show, performed by Nick E. Finn, pays tribute to the hipster subculture and old and explores how Nick copes with the gentrification of Brooklyn. How will he cope with the new Brooklyn? Find out this weekend!

Hip Fit with Laura, October 29th

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There’s really no way to avoid devouring a bag of candy, whether you dress up or not, so burn off at least some of those goodies with a beat-pumping workout! Get “Hip Fit” with Laura this Halloween by shakin’ what your momma gave ya to the hottest hip hop songs during an intense dance-cardio sesh. Kick your weekend into gear with a walk in class for $20!

SPS 5K with Team Global, October 3oth

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Before the craziness of Hallo-Monday, get running for a cause at Hudson River Park to support NYU students reach their goals. It’s like the best of both worlds: you get fit, feel good, and give back to the students who will shape our future!

Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE, October 31st

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While wearing a costume is encouraged {we’re talking prizes!}, it isn’t the main event here. Head to The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery to watch AND participate in this live show {BEWARE!}. Read more about the fundraising event here.

 

 

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By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.