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54 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | December 9-12

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Another weekend filled with holiday-themed events and more. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has readers covered with art shows, concerts, kid-friendly events, and more. Check out this list of all the in-person + virtual events happening this weekend, December 9th-12th.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.


A Tribute to Nirvana at Antique Loft

Wednesday, December 15th from 7:00PM-10:00PM | BUY TICKETS NOW

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Next Wednesday on December 15th from 7:00PM-10:00PM, Sweven presents ‘A Tribute to Nirvana’ with Aleo Productions at Antique Loft, located at 33 Newark Street in Hoboken. The curated happening will bring to life Nirvana’s legendary MTV Unplugged performance with coal-fired treats from Antique Bar & Bakery and craft libations. Tickets for the event are limited and just $40 per person with a full cash bar (credit card accepted). Proof of Vaccination — vaccine card or digital pass required.

Click here to buy your tickets and click here to learn more about Antique Loft.

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Rachel Naar Nutrition’s Course Promotion

Available Now until December 28th, 2021 | SIGN UP NOW

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Rachel Naar Nutrition [online] is a local NJ and NYC-based registered dietician who offers holistic nutrition and wellness counseling. This holiday season, Rachel is offering her Mindful Munch Method course with access to an exclusive support community. The course includes lifetime access to course content to help clients reinvent their relationship to food, mood, and body; live calls and Q+A sessions with Rachel and other community members starting on January 4th; and guided lesson recordings and worksheets. HG readers can receive $200 off The Mindful Munch Method course this January when using the discount code ‘HOBOKENGIRL’ by December 28th. 

Click here to sign up for The Mindful Munch Method and click here to learn more about Rachel Naar Nutrition.


Lukin Center’s FREE Mental Health Consultation


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Lukin Center for Psychotherapy, located at 80 River Street, Suite 302 in Hoboken and 277 Grove Street, Suite 202 in Jersey City, is a family-owned and operated practice that matches every patient with the clinician who has the right mix of skills, training, and personality for the best outcomes possible. HG readers can receive a FREE mental health consultation when you mention “Hoboken Girl”. Call 201-409-0345 or email [email protected] for any inquiries or more information about the practice.

Click here to book your FREE mental health consultation and click here to learn more about Lukin Center for Psychotherapy. 


The Hoboken Public Library is Now Fine-Free

Ongoing | SIGN UP NOW

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The Hoboken Public Library, located at 500 Park Ave (Main Branch), 124 Grand Street (Grant Street Branch), and the Learning Center at 400 Harrison Street in Hoboken is now fine-free. For patrons who have outstanding fines on overdue HPL-owned items, the Library will clear your account, no questions asked. All items will still have a due date and the Library encourages patrons to return items on time. If an item is out past 90 days, the Library will send patrons a bill for the replacement value. The Hoboken Public Library is also offering fun Baby Yoda library cards while supplies last. For any questions, email [email protected] or go to HobokenLibrary.org and use the Live Chat service to chat with one of the librarians.

Click here to sign up for your library card, email [email protected] with any questions, and click here to learn more about the Hoboken Public Library.

The Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2021 Guide Finalists Announced — Time to Vote

best of hoboken jersey city 2021 finalistsThe finalists for the Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2021 Guide are in — thanks to our readers’ nominations! The top three finalists for each category were picked from those that got the most nominations by our readers. You can vote once per day for each category until tomorrow at 11:59PM. Best of luck to the finalists. Keep voting!buttons


Surf, Lounge, and Exotic Seasonal Favorites at Cellar 335

Thursday, Dec. 9th | 7PM – 10PM

Magdalena & Vincent spin “Surf, Lounge & Exotic” seasonal favorites on vinyl at Cellar 335 in Jersey City. Learn more here

Mimosas, Snacks, and Spa Services

Thursday, Dec. 9th | 10AM – 2PM

Beauty services like botox, microblading, and more at Aesthetic Medicine in Hoboken. Learn more here

Karaoke Night at Blue Eyes

Thursday, Dec. 9th | 7PM

Join for a fun night of karaoke at 525 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here

Hudson Chamber of Commerce Event: Legends 2021

Thursday, Dec. 9th | 6PM – 9:30PM

The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the legends who contribute to Hudson County in Jersey City. Learn more here

Hoboken Talks: Irwin Chusid

Thursday, Dec. 9th | 7PM – 8PM

Hoboken resident Jack Silbert interviews journalist, music historian, radio personality, and record producer Irwin Chusid. Learn more here


Hoboken Ski Club Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 10th | 7PM

The HSC ski club holiday party is back and will be at Mulligan’s in Hoboken. Learn more here

Comedy Jam Series – Ladies Night

Friday, Dec. 10th | 7PM

Jersey City Comedy Jam brings together female comedians seen around the country as seen on Comedy Central, and HBO Max. Learn more here

Hudson Table: Dining with Live Music by Michael Murphy

Friday, Dec. 10th | 7PM – 10PM

Hudson Table’s chef prepares five courses served for your table while you listen to music played by Michael Murphy. Learn more here

The Lower Concourse Presents a Surprise Live Event

Friday, Dec. 10th | 7PM

High is coming back for a surprise set with locally known artists Pynkie at JSQ Lounge in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Shannon Harfosh at Brooke + Bel

Friday, Dec. 10th | 1PM – 5PM

Shannon Harfosh, a local artist, will be having a pop-up event at Brooke + Bel in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Rite of Winteride

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 7:30PM

Cantigas returns to live music-making with a sampling of music from many wintertime traditions. This event will be held at 440 Hoboken Avenue in Jersey City.  Learn more here

Official Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 2PM – 9PM

Hoboken’s 7th annual ugly sweater bar crawl is back. There will be 7 Hoboken participating venues. Learn more here.

Gimme Gimme Disco

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 9PM

A dance party at White Eagle Hall will be playing all of the best ABBA hits plus other disco hits from the 70s and 80s. Learn more here

Nety Reis at Gia Gelato

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 11:30AM

Catch Nety Reis performing at Gia Gelato in Jersey City. Learn more here

Wreath Decorating Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 2PM – 4PM

The 2nd annual wreath decorating workshop with Barrow Mansion in Jersey City is happening. Learn more here

Ugly Sweater Saturday

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 12PM – 8PM

Join this holiday experience in Secaucus for raffles, games, holiday gifts, and more. Learn more here

Christmas Party 2021, Redeemer Jersey City

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 6PM – 9PM

Redeemer Jersey City is hosting a Christmas party. Join for a night of fellowship, food, and fun. Learn more here

Lunch Table Comedy

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 8PM – 10:30PM

A monthly comedy show taking place in the Loft at O’Hara’s Bar & Grill in Jersey City featuring some of NJ/NY’s comedians. Learn more here

North Bergen Flea Market

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 9AM – 4PM

Hosted by the NB community police, the North Bergen flea market will be held outside of  J. Braddock Hudson County Park. Learn more here.

Holiday Soiree Showcase

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 6PM – 9PM

An evening of Latin, Ballroom, Swing, and Tango performances at 189 Brunswick Street in Jersey City. Learn more here

Winter Hudson River Loop Walk

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 8:30AM – 7PM

Walk 10 to 28 miles of Hudson River vistas. Learn more here

14th Street Farmer’s Market at bwe kafe

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 9AM – 2PM

There will be a local farmer’s market under the 14th Street Viaducts.  It will be held at 1002 Washington Street. Learn more here

Holiday Market Drive at the Hoboken Food Pantry

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 

The 2nd annual holiday market will be held at the Hoboken Food Pantry. Learn more here

The Hair Room’s Vendor Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, Dec. 11th | 6:30PM – 9PM

Stella Luna will be hosting The Hair Room’s vendor pop-up shop in Jersey City. Learn more here


Jersey City Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 3PM 

An adaptation of Tchaikovsky ballet set in Jersey City will be performed at Nimbus Art Center, at 329 Warren Street in Jersey City. Learn more here

NJCU Fall Choral Concert

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 3PM 

A choral celebration featuring the NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Robert Prowse. This event will be held at Margaret Williams Theater in Jersey City. Learn more here

Pink Caravan for Leni

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 1PM 

Join Laban Bayan Pink caravan for Leni at 350 Duncan Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here

Christine Santelli and Heather Hardy perform at the Box Cafe

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 6PM – 8PM

Singer-songwriter Christine Santelli performs at The Box Cafe.  Learn more here

Elliot & Me: A Musical

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 3PM – 5PM

Elliot & Me is a musical comedy based on the lives of songwriter Elliot Willensky and his younger brother Steven. It will be held at 80 Hauxhurst Avenue in Weehawken. Learn more here

Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 3PM – 5PM
Main Street Pops will be having three-holiday artisan markets, starting with this one under Hoboken’s 14th Street Viaduct. Learn more here

Winterfest at Triangle Park

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 4PM  – 7PM
Enjoy the tree lighting ceremony, holiday activities, and more at Winterfest. Event will be held at Triangle Park Community Center. Learn more here

Winter Coat Drive


FindersKeepers & NB Earth Talks have partnered to host a winter coat drive. Learn more here.

American Dream Heart of the Holidays


Every day at The American Dream there will be a different, festive activity available for the kids. Learn more here

Spread Some Joy Bring a Toy

Tumblelab will be working with the Hoboken Police and Fire Union on the 2021 holiday toy drive. Donations can be made at 1416 Willow Avenue. Learn more here

Share the Warmth Drive


Volunteers are currently accepting winter hats, socks, thermals, and toiletry items to be donated to the Hoboken Shelter. Learn more here


Uptown Hoboken at Urban Jungle

Thursday, Dec. 9th | 3:30PM – 4:10PM

Expect interactive songs about colors, shapes, numbers, animals, and much more at 1140 Maxwell Lane in Hoboken. Learn more here

Kids Art Classes at the Museum

Thursday, Dec. 9th | 10AM – 1PM

Fun, art-making in the museum walkway for all kids. Recommended for ages 2-5. This event will take place at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here

Kids Cruise

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 12PM – 3PM

This special holiday kids cruise will have live music, crowd participation, stage shows, and more. Learn more here


Empire Wild’s Holiday Concert at The Morris Museum

Sunday, Dec. 12th | 2PM

Empire Wild is a genre-bending crossover trio that will be performing at The Morris Museum in Morristown. Learn more here

Deck the Halls at Brightside Tavern

Monday, Dec. 13th | 5PM – 7PM

Join the Youth Foundation of Jersey City for a holiday dinner fundraiser at Brightside Tavern in Jersey City. Learn more here

Out at Night Trivia Night!

Wednesday, Dec. 15th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Leola Ladyland will be hosting trivia night at Just Jake’s in Montclair. Learn more here

Hudson Yards Holiday Events 


Hudson Yards has launched a variety of holiday events and programs for the entire family throughout the month of November and December. Learn more here

Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen, The New Exhibition in Times Square 


Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes From Stage & Screen is a new exhibition in the heart of Times Square, showcasing costumes from Broadway, Film, Television, Opera, Dance, and other live entertainment. Learn more here

Holiday Photos at The Floral Escape


The Floral Escape is now taking reservations to capture holiday pictures. Learn more here.

Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center


Enjoy holiday experiences throughout LSC to celebrate and learn the science of the season. Learn more here.


Sound Bath Energy Healing

Tuesday, Dec. 14th | 7:30M – 9PM

Urban Souls in Hoboken will be holding a sound bath energy healing workshop. Learn more here

Coat Drive at Antique Bar + Bakery

Tuesday, Dec. 14th | 2PM – 6PM

Antique Bar + Bakery in Hoboken is having a coat drive.

Brice and Wen Present: The Finale Hoboken

Wednesday, Dec. 15th | 6PM – 12AM

Join Brice, Wen, and many other special guests as they watch the conclusion of Survivor 41 at Madd Hatter in Hoboken. Learn more here

Period Poverty Education at The Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday, Dec. 15th | 2PM 

The Flow Initiative will be educating the community about period poverty at the Hoboken Public Library. Learn more here

Ariel Rivka Dance

Thursday, Dec. 15th | 12PM

Led by dancers from Ariel Rivka Dance this class will provide an opportunity for individual coaching. Learn more here


Maternal Resources: Discounted preconception visit

Receive a preconception visit for $100 (a $500 value) when you mention ‘Hoboken Girl’.

Health in Hands Spa: 20% off services 

20% off services for Hoboken Girl readers with code “HOBOKENGIRL” when you book online.

HDSID Holiday Market: Unique vendors + holiday gifts

For more information, visit the page here


True Mentors | Hoboken 

True Mentors is Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentor program. The program matches children ages 7-17 with trained mentors. Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors and can sign up to be trained. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and must make at least a 1-year commitment to their mentee for a minimum of 8 hours per month. Learn more here.

Hoboken Historical Museum | Hoboken

The Hoboken Historical Museum was able to open during Phase two of the COVID-19 Reopening Plan. With the ability to accept a limited number of guests and to participate safely in city-wide events, the Hoboken Historical Museum is periodically in need of volunteers. Volunteers are usually needed to set up information pamphlets, welcome registered guests, organize literature, etc. Learn more here.

Hoboken Public Library Foundation | Hoboken

The Hoboken Public Library provides necessary, educational resources to the community and allows for access to these resources. Many elements of the library rely on the support of community members. The Library is currently accepting donations through both the Friends Organization and Foundation. Learn more here.


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