Hoboken Girl’s Weekend Events Guide: October 21st {2016} Edition

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The weekend is {almost} upon us, and there is so much going on! From a ‘Zombtoberfest’, an author tea party, Hoboken’s SECOND Pitness in the Park, and where to get a FREE cookie – there is no shortage of fun things to do! 

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Goa State of Mind: Thursday, October 20th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

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The W Hotel welcomes you to celebrate the opening of their 50th hotel – W Goa!! Experience an evening inspired by India’s vibrant hues and electric sounds that will include Goa inspired cocktails, small bites, live music, entertainment, and so much more! For additional information or to RSVP, click here! Located at 225 River Street in Hoboken. 

Zombtoberfest at LSC: Thursday, October 20th from 6:00PM-10:00PM

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This Thursday, the Liberty Science Center will be taken over by zombies!!..and you’re invited to spend the evening with them. In addition to zombies, you can enjoy beers, ‘brains’, snacks, a laser show, and scarrry exhibits — don’t forget to wear your costume to be entered into their costume contest!! Find additional information & tickets here! Located at 222 Jersey City Blvd in Jersey City.

An Evening at Mana Contemporary: Thursday, October 20th from 7:00PM-9:00PM

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Spend your Thursday evening at Mana Contemporary where you’ll enjoy beautiful artwork, wine & beer tastings, guided gallery tours, and plates from top New Jersey chefs — all curated by the incredible James Beard & Mana Wine. For additional information or to RSVP, please click here!

Painting it Forward at Pinot’s Palette: Thursday, October 20th from 7:30PM-10:00PM

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Relay for Life and Pinot’s Palette have come together to bring you ‘Painting it Forward’! This fundraising event will include a full painting workshop where you’ll be able to paint this beautiful Autumn scene and $15 of every ticket sale will go to Relay for Life. Get your tickets here before spots fill up! And don’t forget to BYOB.  Don’t forget to BYOB.

Women Rising: Stories of Hope: Thursday, October 20th-Sunday, October 23rd

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Art House Productions and Speranza Theatre Company are proud to present their latest show, Women Rising: Stories of Hope — a powerful show with the ultimate goal of raising awareness on domestic violence. Hear survivors, social workers, and law enforcement say loudly and clearly that domestic violence does NOT discriminate. The opening night {& champagne reception} will be held Thursday, October 20th at 7:30PM with additional shows on Friday, October 21st & Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00PM and Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00PM. Find tickets and additional information here! Located at 136 Magnolia Avenue in Jersey City. 

October Breakfast ClubFriday, October 21st from 7:30AM-9:00AM

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In need of some networking? If you’re a member of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, this awesome networking event is just $20 and will be held at The Kolo Club {non-members can attend if invited by a member}. The Breakfast Club meetings will provide a fun opportunity to pitch your business and hear from guest speakers, all while indulging in a delicious breakfast! Register here or find out more information by emailing info@hudsonchamber.org

Treasured Chests at Wicked Wolf: Friday, October 21st 

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Wicked Wolf will host a fundraiser to benefit breast cancer awareness this Friday! Make a donation to their pink treasure chest to get 1/2 price drinks all night and dress in pink for a free raffle ticket & drink!! All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. KomenLocated at 120 Sinatra Drive. 

Trivia at bwe kafe: Friday, October 21st at 8:00PM

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Visit bwe kafe’s Hoboken location this Friday evening for trivia night! This trivia will include silent auction items from local businesses such as Peper and Parlor, The Golden Carrot, Arielle Gazma Yoga, and many more! Suggested donation of $20 that will go towards hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti. Located at 1002 Washington Street. 

Flow & Glow Yoga: Friday, October 21st from 8:00PM-9:30PM 

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Join our girl, Kate, this Friday evening as she hosts Flow & Glow Yoga!! This “glowga” class will take place at Devotion Yoga under black lights and is perfect for ALL levels — don’t forget to wear your brightest neon attire. Tickets are just $30 for this fun, energetic vinyasa flow and can be purchased here. Make sure to show up early to grab a glow stick and glow-in-the-dark tattoos.

Modern Sage Turns Two: Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00PM-6:00PM 

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Modern Sage will celebrate their second birthday this Saturday and you’re invited!! This little party will include crystal readings, chair massages or Reiki, henna, sales {20% off everything in the store – except the items that are 50% off!}, and samples! Call 201-360-2318 for additional information. Located at 351 2nd Street in Jersey City. 

Hallowfest at Hoboken Bar & Grill: Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00PM-6:00PM 

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Apple cider mimosas, bobbing for donuts, musical chairs, paint your own pumpkin, giveaways, and raffles are all in store for you at Hoboken Bar & Grill’s Hallowfest! Email HBG230@gmail.com or call 201-222-6050 to reserve your spot. Located at 230 Washington Street. 

Pitness in the Park: Sunday, October 23rd from 11:00AM-2:00PM

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Passion for Pitties, bachata & barbells, and Necessary Thickness have come together to host the SECOND Pitness in the Park this Sunday! This amazing event will feature adoptable pups looking for a forever home, a chance to workout WITH your pet, amazing vendors & sponsors, and a costume contest!! Located at Pier A in Hoboken. We hope to see you all there!

Hoboken Fall Harvest Festival: Sunday, October 23rd from 11:00AM-3:00PM

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The 12th annual Hoboken Fall Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday, October 23rd this year and will include FREE activities like pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, hayrides, music, a hay maze, face painting, sand art & crafts, and more! A variety of food vendors will also be in attendance offering food for purchase. Located at Pier A.

St. Ann’s Block Party: Sunday, October 23rd from 2:00PM-5:00PM

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Join the Saint Ann’s Young Family Group as they host an October block party! Beginning at 2:00PM, they’ll have a bouncy house, popcorn, music, fun activities and an opportunity to connect with other  hoboken families. Located on 7th and Madison. 

Author Tea Party at Little City Books: Sunday, October 23rd from 4:00PM-5:00PM

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Visit Little City Books this Sunday as they host an ‘Author Tea Party’ for Eowyn Ivey. There she will read from her new novel, To the Bright Edge of the World, while tea, cookies, whiskey, and wine are served! Located at 100 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken. 

Upcoming Weekday Events 

Monday, October 24th {all day}- Insomnia Cookies celebrates 100 stores — all cookie lovers will receive a FREE cookie with any purchase. 

Monday, October 24th at 6:30PM- ‘Monday Night Football’ at the Elks Club to benefit Camp Moore Charity — enjoy a delicious buffet for just $10 at the door {cooked by our girl Casey!}. Located at 1005 Washington Street. 

Monday, October 24th at 8:00PM- Hocus Pocus trivia at Maxwell’s.

Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30PM- Fingerpainting with Danielle at Wicked Wolf — email dmaresca1@gmail.com or call 201-787-3071 to reserve your spot! 

Tuesday, October 25th at 8:00PM- The Simpsons {Treehouse of Horror} trivia @ House of Que’ — RSVP here!

Wednesday, October 26th- Open house at Anytime Dance Studio — free beginner salsa class at 7:45PM & free dance party {with complimentary wine!} from 8:30PM to 10:00PM. Email bienvenueballroom@gmail.com to RSVP! 

Wednesday, October 26th from 5:30PM-8:00PM- Local Barre’s ‘Do It For the Girls’ — including a smoothies, braid bar, breast exams, and a free bra/complimentary class when you donate $50 – RSVP here!

Wednesday, October 26th from 7:00PM-9:30PM- Hoboken Girl’s Pumpkin Painting & Wine Tasting! This event is SOLD OUT but don’t worry, there are more HG socials to come {pssst – keep December 8th open in your calendar!}

 What will you do this week{end}? Hope it’s a good one xo


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Meg is a twenty-something “old soul” and is known to leave {red} lipstick marks on her coffee mugs. She moved to Hoboken last year for a boy {a wonderful one at that} and has happily resided uptown since. When she’s not writing our weekly events guide, she’s a real estate agent and an amateur photographer. You can usually find Meg at a local coffee shop, a hot yoga studio, or home with her two cats, Penny Lane & Lucy. She loves a good glass of wine and cooking to her favorite band, The Beatles. Show this girl a sense of humor or recommend some good fiction and she’ll love you, dearly.