• Hoboken Girl’s Weekend Events Guide: April 29th {2016} Edition

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    There is something to do around town for everyone this weekend–including a very special happy hour, a ‘speed dating’ bike ride, and the annual Arts & Music Festival. What do you have planned?

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    Giving Sale at Roig Gallery: Thursday, April 28th-Saturday, April 30th  

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    Purchase a beautiful work of art while giving back to your favorite charity!! How you ask? Roig Gallery is offering a 50% discount on all of Roig’s artwork from now until Saturday, April 30th. In other words, half of the sale is paid to Ricardo Roig and the other half will go to a charity of your choice! Email roigart@gmail.com with any questions and to take advantage of this awesome opportunity! Located at 252 1st St. 

    Free Blood Screening for Children: Thursday, April 28th at 9:00AM and 12:00PM

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    There will be a FREE blood lead screening for children under the age of 18, at-risk pregnant women, and adults involved in the renovation, remediation, demolition and/or other Superstorm Sandy recovery activities. This event will take place in the community room of the Multi Service Center from 9AM-11AM and 12PM-2PM — provided by the Jersey City Dept. of Health and Human Services, the City of Hoboken, and the office of Assemblywoman, Annette Chaparro. Located at 124 Grand St.

    Girl’s Night Out at Local Barre: Thursday, April 28th from 7:00PM-9:00PM

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    Join Local Barre {West} in celebrating their 6 year anniversary this Thursday evening! This event will include TWO complimentary classes {7pm & 7:30pm} followed by light fare and bubbly!! Ladies {sorry fellas!}, please register here if you’re attending a class–spots are limited. Located at 720 Monroe St. 

    Happy Hour at McSwiggans Pub: Thursday, April 28th at 7:00PM 

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    Join the Hoboken Girl team and Hoboken Happy Hours for the happiest of hours this Thursday night at McSwiggans Pub!! This is a free event {no ticket or registering necessary!} and will include 2-for-1 Bud Light Bottles, shots, drink specials — and giveaways. We hope to see you all there!! Located at 110 1st St. 

    NJ Funnyfest in Hoboken: April 28th-April 30th 

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    In support of one of our favorite animal shelters, the Liberty Humane Society, 3 bars in Hoboken {see below} will feature comedians from HBO, MTV, BET, Comedy Central for the comedic extravaganza called NJ FunnyfestPortions of the proceeds from each ticket will support LHS in their mission to help local animals in need so please, get your tickets here and support an amazing cause–all while laughing the night away! 

    April 28th: Maxwell’s Tavern 

    April 29th: Willie McBride’s

    April 30th: The Shannon 

    ‘Speed Dating’ at Prime Cycle: Friday, April 29th from 7:30PM-9:00PM

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    Want to speed date…literally? Meet your match on a bike at Prime Cycle this Friday as you take a 30 minute class plus a pre {+ post} mixer. This event is for Hoboken residents age 25-25 years old. Book the class by emailing info@primecycle.com or by calling 201-795-0900 — spots are limited so don’t wait!!

    NJYP’s Feel Good Friday: Friday, April 29th from 8:00PM-10:30PM

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    NJYP {New Jersey Young Professionals} is hosting a social event this Friday at The Dubliner {one of Hoboken’s rooftop bars} and you’re invited! There you’ll be able to mix & mingle with fellow young professionals {ages 21-39} all while enjoying a cocktail (or two!). Get your tickets hereLocated at 96 River St. 

    FREE Health Food Store Tour: Saturday, April 30th at 9:30AM

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    Ever get flustered while trying to shop “healthy”? This Saturday, Janel DuRoss, is offering a FREE health food store tour to help you choose the right brands, the right foods & answer health-related questions! Don’t miss this awesome event and chance to take your health to a new level. Register here or email janel@bendbowbridge.com with any questions! Located at Basic Food, 204 Washington St. 

    Midtown Authentic’s Grand Opening Party: Saturday, April 30th from 11:00AM-7:00PM

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    This little bus is getting a storefront! That’s right, Midtown Authentic is having their Grand Opening Party this Saturday and YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT! There will be fabulous new items for purchase, raffles, and a cake from Carlo’s Bakery! Located at 257 1st St. 

    Rosé Tasting at Bin 14: Saturday, April 30th from 2:00PM-4:00PM

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    Fan of Rosé? {Aren’t we all?} Then this event is for you! Help Bin 14 choose which Rosé wines to place on their Spring wine list while indulging in a wine and 4-course tasting menu! Tickets are $75 per person–call 201-963-9463 to reserve your spot now. Located at 1314 Washington St. 

    Hoboken Arts & Music Festival: Sunday, May 1st from 11:00AM-6:00PM

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    The annual Spring Arts & Music Festival is an event you should 100% check out! Washington Street will be decorated with over 300 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, local restaurants and businesses, non-profits, children’s activities, live music {Leon Russell included!!} and more. For full details on the event click here.

    The Return of {local} Markets: Sunday, May 1st

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    Beginning this Sunday, May 1st, a few of our favorite local markets open for business:

    Riverview Farmers Market10:00AM {Riverview-Fisk Park}

    6th Borough Market11:00AM {Waterfront @ Exchange Place}

    HDSID Farmers MarketMonday & Thursday {Grove St}

    Stay tuned for more details! 

    Upcoming Weekday Events

    Monday, May 2nd at 7:00PM-Margarita Glass Painting Party at Mikie Squared. Call 201-682-0460 or email paintpourandmoreinfo@gmail.com to reserve a seat!

    Tuesday, May 3rd-Teacher Day at The ShannonAll teachers receive 20% off their tab! 

    Tuesday, May 3rd-All-you-can-eat mussels & fries at Bin 14. $17.99 per person.

    Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00PM-Book Club Meeting {My Name is Lucy Barton} at Little City Books.

    Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00PM-“Cook like a Dad” culinary workshop at ShopRiteLocated at 900 Madison St.

    Wednesday, May 4th at 7:15PM- NYJP’sSpeed Dating’ at The Dubliner. Tickets here!

    Thursday, May 5th at 7:00PM– Monthly Hoboken Running Club (Located at 127 Washington St25% off post-run meal at Honeygrow!

    What will you be up to 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.