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Hoboken Girl’s Weekend Events Guide: July {2015} Edition

by Jennifer Tripucka
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Things are going to be a bit crazy around Hoboken Girl headquarters the next couple of weeks and we wanted to make sure to fill you in on all of the events coming up this month! We’ve compiled all of July’s events into one master events guide- including amazing events in town and a few weekend getaway options as well. It’s going to be a great month. Enjoy Hoboken 🙂

hoboken girl july 2015 events guide

Weekend of July 10th-July 12th

Fund For a Better Waterfront: Friday, July 10th  from 12-2:00PM

FBW Sweet Victory

On July 10, 1990, thousands of Hoboken voters dramatically altered the development of the waterfront. Voters defeated the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the City of Hoboken agreement: a massive 3.2 million sq. ft. development slated for the South Waterfront that would have eliminated the parks and outdoor space that we currently enjoy-whoaaa could you even imagine {see a picture of what was proposed here} It led to the creation of Fund For A Better Water Front {FBW} and a vision for a continuous public park along the Hudson River. Join FBW in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the sweet victory at the Annette Illing Memorial on Pier A Park. To top the celebration off there will be a cake donated by Carlo’s Bakeryyum!  Today, the award-winning park at the south waterfront is now a reality, a public space enjoyed by all.

Salsa In The Park: Friday, July 10th at 7:00PM

salsa in the park

Fitness Meets Dance Studio is hosting Salsa in Sinatra Park every Friday for the month of July. The class is New York style salsa and mambo and will be designed for beginners. The studio staff will teach all the basics to salsa dancing and leave you dancing like a pro! All four classes are $25 dollars-pretty nice deal. For full details and registration information click here. 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: Friday, July 10th at 8:00PM

i love you youre perfect

For those of you who love musicals and a good comedy, The Pioneer Production Company and the Art House present you the hilarious musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as ‘the relationship.’ Explore the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage Friday night at the Art House {136 Magnolia Ave, Jersey City}. Tickets are $20 per person, they can be purchased at the door-cash only or click here to get them advance.

Pet Adoption Day: Saturday, July 11th from 12-5:00PM

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Every dog and cat needs a home. No animal deserves to be homeless. Join Pier 13 and The Liberty Humane Society in their efforts to make Hoboken a better place for homeless pets. Make a difference by adding a new member to your family today. The event will take place outside on the pier and adoptions will be available on sight.

Follow The Gut: Saturday, July 11th at 2:00PM

follow the gut

Chef and author Jennifer Iserloh and certified gastroenterologist Julie Torman will present “Follow The Gut,” a health and wellness program. Iserloh, known as the “Skinny Chef”, has been featured on FOX news and the Today Show discussing how to make healthy, delicious food.  They will discuss healthy eating habits, nutrition facts, give samples of microbiome snacks, and give health advice. The program will begin at 2:00PM at the Hoboken Public Library. The event is free but registration is required. To register for this event click here.

Dance At The Flea: Saturday, July 11th from 11:00AM-6:00PM

pacific flea

Beats, Eats, and Antiques- Head to Pacific Flea this weekend to enjoy some music, shop around for vintage items and antiques, eat delicious food, and sip on your favorite drink {it’s BYOB-yay!}. Pacific Flea is located in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City at 149 Pacific Ave. Through a vast network of dealers, vendors, collectors, crafters, and artisans the adventure will be like nothing you have experienced anywhere else in the city. The event is free and is definitely a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Book Signing at Little City Books: Sunday, July 12th from 10:00AM-2:00PM

Breathing Water Cover Book SIgning

This Sunday, Hoboken Girl of the week, Savannah Atkinson, will be signing copies of her new book Breathing Water. If you like mermaids and have an imagination this book is perfect. The novel follows the story of former mermaid Santi, who left the ocean and her family after witnessing tragedy. At eighteen, she will make the voyage back under the sea and face the things she left as a child. The book signing will be at Little City Books located at 100 Bloomfield Street starting at 10:00AM. Make sure to grab your copy and get it signed!

6th Borough Market: Sunday, July 12 from 11AM-5PM

6th borough market

The 6th Borough Market occurs every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from May- October and is a great way to spend some time outdoors enjoying time with the local community. The residents of Jersey City like to think of the “6th Borough” as a mythical place where they can have all the benefits of urban living, with less of the drawbacks. The market is located in downtown Jersey City behind Jersey Hall on Montgomery St. at Marvin Boulevard. Enjoy some delicious food, great finds, relax with friends and family, and meet new people!

Bike Ride to Liberty State Park: Sunday, July 12th at 11 AM

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Enjoy a waterfront bike ride with The NJ Biking and Hiking Meetup Group and the Hoboken Social Sandbox. The ride is 14 miles to Liberty State Park and will begin at Trinity Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. On the way back, riders will stop at Surf City for some lunch. For more details about the ride and to RSVP, click here 

July 13th-17th Weekday Events 

Monday, July 13th at 7:00PM: Free Cross Fit at Pier A

Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00PM:  Yoga at Pier A with Devotion Yoga

Tuesday, July 14th at 5:30PM: Work it Out Fitness and Two Heathers Trunk

Tuesday, July 14th: Half-price beer and entrees at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

Wednesday, July 15th at 8:00PM: Friends Trivia at Maxwell’s Tavern

Thursday, July 16th: Summer Thursday’s at Wicked Wolf

Weekend of July 17th-July 19th 

 Wine & Sip: Friday, July 17th from 7PM-9PM

Cork and Canvas

Cork & Canvas is hosting their “Big Blue” paint and sip party on Friday, July 17th. The art teacher will guide your group in painting a beautiful flower while you sip your favorite wine-how fun! The cost per person is $35 and begins at 7:00PM- don’t forget the wine, this event is BYOB. Cork & Canvas is located 275 Newark Ave, Jersey City.

City of Water Day:  Saturday July 18th from 10AM-4PM 

city of water day

Live Music Saturdays at Maxwell’s Tavern: Saturday, July 18th at 7:00PM


Saturday nights at Maxwell’s Tavern  are always fun filled with live music.  On Saturday, July 18th enjoy performances by Wyland with The Big Easy, Joni Fatora & I Am Fighting. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here or at the door. The show starts at 7:00PM.

 Project Eats Festival: Saturday, July 18th-Sunday, July 19th from 11:00AM-7:00PM

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The Jersey City Project hosts events that are all about highlighting the best sights, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and art Jersey City has to offer. Their newest summer project is street festival and marketplace highlighting local goods perfect for taking home. Project Eats will begin Saturday in front of the City Hall located at 280 Grove Street in downtown Jersey City and will continue on Sunday.

House On The Hudson, Heal & Release: Sunday, July 19th from 9:00AM-9:00PM

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Soulful Cypher & GetOpen Sessions present House On The Hudson, Heal and Release. The event brings guests a day of morning yoga, free massage, artistic exhibition, kid’s activities, live performances in an incredible atmosphere with an electric feel and great music. GetOpen Sessions strives to bring the love, culture and energy of dance music to audiences in an open, family and community oriented environment by collaborating with local artists, performers, community groups and events nationwide. This event will be held at the J. Owen Grundy Park in Jersey City located at Exchange Place on the JC Waterfront.

5k Run & Walk: Sunday, July 19th from 8:00AM-5:00PM

Sugartown 5k run and walk

Speak out and stand up against domestic violence by participating in the Second Annual Sugartown Charity 5K Run & Walk. The 5k Run and Walk will be held at Liberty State Park. The event will run all day with vendors serving food and drinks. This year’s proceeds will go to the mother of three year old Damien Rose Bruno, who was killed at the hands of his father. For more information and to register for the run & walk click here. 

July 20th-23rd Upcoming Weekday Events 

Monday, July 20th- Free Stroller Power Fitness at Pier A

Monday, July 20th at 7:00PM- Hoboken Summer Theatre at Sinatra Park  Showing of {The Murder of} Arden of Faversham

Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00PM- Yoga in Pier A Park with Devotion Yoga

Tuesday, July 21st- Half-price beer and entrees at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:00PM- St. Anne’s 105th Italian Festival

Wednesday, July 22nd- Saved By The Bell Trivia at Maxwell’s Tavern

Wednesday, July 22nd- Free 35-Minute Fitness Bootcamp under the Viaduct

Wednesday, July 22nd- Movies Under the Stars showing of Manchurian Candidate

Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00PM- St. Anne’s 105th Italian Festival

Weekend 24th-26th 

A fun-filled weekend of festivals!

St. Ann’s Italian Feast: Friday, July 24th-Sunday July, 26th 

st anns italian feast

The 105th annual St. Ann’ s Italian Festival is a Hoboken favorite. The festival celebrates the Solemn Novena in honor of St. Ann and begins with a service on July 17th at the St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church. The celebrations continue through Sunday, July 25th at the street festival featuring delicious Italian food {a Hoboken staple}, music, drinks, and lots of socializing. Don’t miss this amazing Hoboken event. The event runs from 6-11:00PM on Friday and 1-11:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.

The 33rd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning: Friday, July 24th-Sunday, July 26th

New Jersey Balloon Fest

The 33rd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning  is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.The festival is held right at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ. From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do. Festival hours are: Friday from 1-10:00PM; Saturday from 6:00AM-10:00PM; and Sunday from 6:00AM-8:00PM.

Atlantic City, Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival Friday: Friday, July 24th 

atlantic city wine tasting fesitval

For those looking to head down the shore for the weekend, the  Atlantic City Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival features some of the world’s finest restaurant’s and wines.  The Claridge Hotel hosts the event which will prove to be a star-studded, two-day destination event showcasing the talents of local, regional, national and internationally renowned chefs, wine and spirits producers, and culinary personalities.  There’s nothing like some tasty wine and delicious food!

Jersey City State Wide 20th West Indian American Carnival Parade: Saturday, July 25th at 12:00PM

carribean carnival

Join Jersey City for the celebration of the 20th West Indian & American Parade and Carnival. The parade kicks off  at noon at Lincoln Park and travels to City Hall. There will be a festival site with a children’s village, live music, marketplace, and food court at Exchange Place Waterfront’s O’Grundy Pier, from 3PM – 8PM.

Community Compost Drop-off: Saturday, July 25th from 9:00AM-2:00PM

community compost company

We were so excited back in April when we found out the Community Compost Company was coming to town and we are even more excited they are now here. They’ll be in various locations around Hoboken every Saturday this summer for residents to drop off food or and organic materials for composting. Their goals are to reduce food waste and improve the health of our children and community. Take your composting material to any of their three community drop spot locations- Garden Street Farmers’ Market located at 14th & Garden Street from 9:00am-2:00pm;  Hoboken City Hall located at 94 Washington Street from 9-11:00am; and ShopRite located 900 Madison Street from 12-2:00pm.

July 27th-July 30th Upcoming Weekday Events 

Monday, July 27th- Hudson Restaurant Week Begins {our favorite!}

Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00PM- Free Fitness at Pier A with Devotion Yoga

Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30PM- Free Fitness under the Viaduct with Fitness Meets the Dance Studio

Wednesday, July 29th at 8:00PM- Movies Under the Stars showing of Big Hero 6

Thursday, July 30th at 7:00PM- Concert in Sinatra Park- performance by Ray Rodriguez & Swing Savroso

Weekend of July 31-August 2nd 

Finding Healthy Beach Snacks: Friday, July 31 from 3PM-5PM


Summer days are often spent at the beach and what is a day on the beach without a bag of chips and some drinks? Unfortunately, those extra calories can add up quickly. You can still have fun at the beach and enjoy delicious snacks without eating junk food. On Friday, visit ShopRites’s registered Dietitian to check out some healthy snack options from 3-5PM. After leaving, you’ll never want those bag of chips again. 

Mike Posner at Maxwell’s: Sunday, August 2nd at 8:00PM

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Maxwell’s Tavern presents Mike Posner featuring Adam Friedman Sunday night. Mike Posner is known for his songs “Cooler Than Me” and “Please Don’t Go.Some very catchy songs. The performance is open to all ages. Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

How was your July? We’ll be back next weekend with our weekly updates!

Have an event you want listed in our guide? Email kate@hobokengirl.com with the details.

*Two Heathers is now closed.

*Trinity is now closed. 

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