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113 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City | December 8-11

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Christmas will be here in just a few weeks and the holiday happenings are plentiful in Hudson County. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has everyone covered with fun things to do locally, like Jersey City Nutcracker at Nimbus Arts Center, A Holly Jolly Cocktail Crawl hosted by Beyond the Plate Food Tour, Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center, and more. Below is the list of Hoboken + Jersey City events happening this weekend, December 8th – December 11th, 2022.

Disclaimer: These events are included editorially as a community resource, and Hoboken Girl is not affiliated with hosting unless explicitly stated. For the most up-to-date and accurate info including inclement weather cancellations, please contact the host directly.

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Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s Pop-Ups In Jersey City

Sunday, December 11th from 2:00PM-3:30PM | SIGN UP

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Brooklyn Robot Foundry is hosting two special events at Gymboree JC, located at 197 Van Vorst Street in Jersey City this Sunday from 2:00PM-3:30PM. The first event is a robot-building class for kids ages 6-10 years old, where each child will get to build their own snow-themed robot and take it home after the fun hands-on class. The second event will be an info session for anyone interested in opening a Brooklyn Robot Foundry in their community and becoming a part of the mobile franchise.

Click here to sign up for the pop-up class in Jersey City and click here to learn more about franchise opportunities with Brooklyn Robot Foundry.

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Club Pilates Jersey City’s Grand Opening + Free Intro Class

Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th | SCHEDULE CLASS

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This weekend, Club Pilates Jersey City, located at 171 Morgan Street in Jersey City is celebrating its grand opening event with free intro classes, raffles, and a special discount on retail merchandise throughout the weekend. The Jersey City studio will also be waiving enrollment fees for any membership signups and 15% off the first two months of membership. Make sure you let them know The Hoboken Girl sent you.

Call the studio at 201-201-8020 or email jerseycity@clubpilates.com to schedule your free intro class and click here to learn more about Club Pilates Jersey City.

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Lukin Center’s Instagram Live Event + Free Phone Consultation

Thursday, December 15th at 2PM | FOLLOW ON IG

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Lukin Center for Psychotherapy, located at 80 River Street, Suite 302 in Hoboken is hosting an Instagram Live on Thursday, December 15th at 2PM. The live event will feature a few Eating Disorder specialists from the center to talk about what disordered eating can look like during the holiday season and tips on how to manage it. HG readers can also receive a free mental health consultation when you mention ‘Hoboken Girl’. Call 201-409-0393 with questions or email drlukin@lukincenter.com to schedule an appointment.

Click here to follow Lukin Center on Instagram and click here to learn more about Lukin Center for Psychotherapy.

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The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s Red Hand

Friday, December 9th at 8PM + Saturday, December 10th at 6:30PM and 8:30PM | BUY TICKETS

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The Laugh Tour Comedy Club located inside Dorrian’s Red Hand at 555 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City has shows on Friday, December 9th at 8:00PM and Saturday, December 10th at 6:30PM and 8:30PM. The shows are hosted by comedian Rich Kiamco and will feature comedians from Amazon, Sirius XM, GEM Festival, Comedy Central, NY Comedy Fest, and SF Fest. Show tickets purchased online in-advance are $15 and are $20 day of and at the door plus a 2 item minimum per person (food or drink with 20% gratuity automatically added).

Click here to buy tickets, click here to learn more about Dorrian’s Red Hand, and click here to learn more about The Laugh Tour.

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The Hoboken Girl’s Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2022 Guide Finalists

Ongoing until December 9th | VOTE NOW

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The finalists for the Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2022 Guide are in! HG readers have collectively chosen the top three finalists based on who received the most noms in each category — and now it’s your chance to vote for your favorites. You can vote once per day in all categories, now through Friday, December 9th at 11:59PM. The winners will be announced in mid-December once the categories are tallied.

Click here to vote for your favorite businesses and to learn more about HG’s Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2022 Guide finalists.

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Hoboken Ultimate Frisbee at Sinatra Field

Thursday, December 8th | 7AM

This free, co-ed event will be held at 525 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Strength Sculpt with Larisa at The Fit Club

Thursday, December 8th | 7:30AM – 8:15AM

This event will be held at 1301 Adams Street C3 in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Hudson Pride Center Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, December 8th | 12:30PM

Welcome the new Hudson Pride Center at its 3000 John F. Kennedy Boulevard location in Jersey City. Learn more here.


HDSID Presents Spring/Summer Farmers Market

Thursday, December 8th | 4PM – 6PM

Get ready to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, and goodies from local vendors at the spring/summer market of 2022. This market will be located at Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Hoboken Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Hosted by The City of Hoboken + Hoboken Business Alliance

Thursday, December 8th | 4:15PM

The festivities will feature Elvis the Elf, live performances by Hoboken youth, and a special appearance from Santa Clause. This tree lighting event will be held at 11th and Washington Street in Hoboken.


Encry Winery Champagne Tasting at Backstage Cocktail Lounge Hoboken

Thursday, December 8th | 6PM – 8PM

For $55 a person, guests can enjoy tasting through a lineup of 5 varieties of champagne from Encry, paired with an assortment of passed hors d’oevres. This event will be held at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Business Networking Night in Jersey at DVORA City Hosted by JCFamilies

Thursday, December 8th | 7PM – 8PM

Create new business relationships with local professionals. There will be wine and snacks available for guests. This event will be held at 175 2nd Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Hoboken Talks: Chris Dahlberg Talks with Rand Hoppe Hosted by Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, December 8th | 7PM

Sculptor Chris Dahlberg will chat with Rand Hope about the new Upper Gallery exhibit, “Making the Sinatra Bust.” This event will take place virtually. Learn more here.


9th Annual Holiday Fundraiser Hosted by Friends of the Hoboken Family Planning Clinic

Thursday, December 8th | 7PM

Guests will enjoy an evening of good food, good wine, and great company to raise funds for the mobile health clinic. This event will be held at a historic, Hudson Street brownstone, though the address has not been released. Learn more here.


Deer Tick at White Eagle Hall

Thursday, December 8th | 8PM

This event will be held at 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Trivia Night at House of ‘Que

Thursday, December 8th | 8PM – 11PM

This event will be held at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Reservations are recommended. Learn more here.


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Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol at Mile Square Theatre

Ongoing | Various Times

In this clever and dark retelling of the Dickens classic, Jacob Marley is tasked with helping to redeem his old business partner’s soul and undergoes his own transformation. This event will be held at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Artist + Maker Market Hosted by HDSID

Friday, December 9th + Saturday, December 10th

This event will be held at the Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City and includes an open-air bazaar featuring locally created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. Learn more here.


Jersey City Nutcracker at The Nimbus Art Center

Friday, December 9th – Friday, December 23rd | 3PM

Presented at the new Nimbus Arts Center, Nimbus Dance will offer 13 performances of its quirky adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, which takes place in Jersey City and weaves together themes of magic, adventure, family, and friendship. This event will be held at 329 Warren Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


LGBTQ+ Holiday Dinner at HCCC Culinary Conference Center Hosted by Hudson Pride Center

Friday, December 9th | 6PM – 8PM
This free, festive dinner is open to the LGBTQ+ community and allies. This event will be held at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


The Local Barre Social Club Grand Opening Party

Friday, December 9th | 6PM – 9PM

Guests can enjoy some light refreshments to ring in the launch of The Local Barre Social Club, a new private reserve membership coming to the barre studio in Uptown Hoboken. This event will be held at 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Dessert + Wine Pairing + Gingerbread House Decorating at Dream Vista Hosted by Live Life Uncorked

Friday, December 9th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Heather of Live Life Uncorked will lead a three-course wine and dessert pairing. Guests will be decorating their own gingerbread houses. This event will be held at 177 York Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Jingle + Mingle Holiday Stoplight Party at The Shepherd + The Knucklehead Hosted by Hoboken Social Club

Friday, December 9th | 7PM – 10PM

For this themed party, guests will dress in accordance with their relationship status: red means taken, green means single, and yellow means… it’s complicated. This event will be held at 1313 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Madd Hatter’s Dueling Pianos Event

Friday, December 9th | 7PM – 10PM

Madd Hatter’s famous Dueling Pianos event will be held at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Dinner at Sorellina

Friday, December 9th | 7PM – 9PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 1036 Washington Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Friday Extended Happy Hour + Live Bands at House of ‘Que

Friday, December 9th | 7PM – 12AM

Enjoy happy hour and live local bands until 9PM at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Bingo Fridays at Black Bear Bar + Grill

Friday, December 9th | 7PM

Win prizes and enjoy drink specials at 205 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


The Budos Band at White Eagle Hall

Friday, December 9th | 8PM

This event will be held at 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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Hoboken Christmas Exchange Hosted by Hoboken Grace

Saturday, December 10th

Locals are invited to donate gifts or volunteer to bring the joy of Christmas to those in need. This event will be held at 301 Garden Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Holiday Market at Hoboken Community Center

Saturday, December 10th | 10AM – 12PM

The Hoboken Community Center has been collecting new and unwrapped items for its 3rd Annual Holiday Market, which provides locals in need with the opportunity to select holiday presents for family members and loved ones. This event will be held at 1301 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Heights Holiday Market Hosted by Riverview Farmers Market

Saturday, December 10th | 10AM – 4PM

Visitors can holiday shop and enjoy warm food + drink from local businesses including Busy Bee Organics, Fox + Crow, and The Cliff. This event will be held at 498 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


JC Families 10th Annual Holiday Party ’22

Saturday, December 10th | 11AM – 2PM

Families can enjoy various activities, including pictures with Santa, holiday-themed picture corners, a giant bubble show, and more. This event will be held at 189 Brunswick Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Photos with Santa at Engel + Völkers Hoboken

Saturday, December 10th | 11AM – 2PM

Snap a free photo with Santa and drop a letter in the mailbox which will be set up at the scene. This event will be held at 159 14th Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Blues, Bourbon + Brunch at Del Frisco’s Grille

Saturday, December 10th | 12PM – 2PM

Enjoy blues, classic rock, and R+B music at 221 River Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


ETERNAL Permanent Jewelry Pop-Up at Madewell

Saturday, December 10th | 12PM – 4PM

Browse permanent jewelry pieces at 202 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Frank Hanavan, Maritime Artist-in-Residence at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Saturday, December 10th | 12:30PM – 3:30PM

There will be classes in knot-tying, ship model building, and the creation of hand-stitched sailcloth bags. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Musical Cooking Class by One Great Vegan

Saturday, December 10th | 1PM – 2PM

The Singing Chef Gabrielle Reyes is conducting a live-streamed Musical Cooking Class where she will teach participants how to make some colorful and flavor-tastic treats from the comfort of their kitchens. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Saturday Afternoon Belay Certification Class at Gravity Vault Hoboken

Saturday, December 10th | 1PM – 3PM

This event will be held at 1423 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Crossing Borders to Get Back to My Roots Art Exhibit by Alexandra Alvarez at Art 150 Lobby Gallery

Saturday, December 10th | 1PM – 5PM

Explore Alexandra Alvarez’s first solo exhibit that investigates the female and migrant experience.. This event will be held at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Walkway Pops Hosted by Cynsartshop

Saturday, December 10th | 1PM – 5PM

Shop local vendors at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Ugly Sweater Hoboken Bar Crawl Hosted by Bar Crawl Live

Saturday, December 10th | 2PM -9PM

Ring in the holidays with your ugliest sweater. Participating venues include Wicked Wolf, Birch Nightclub, Wild Moose Salon, and more. Crawlers can decide for themselves where the event starts.  Learn more here.


A Very Merry #JCMusicShowcase at 512 Quantum Sound

Saturday, December 10th | 6:30PM – 11PM

There will be a concert, toy drive, and local shopping experience for guests to enjoy at 512 Paterson Plank Road in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, December 10th | 8PM – 11PM

This event is a food, drink, and music extravaganza — and it’s a Hoboken favorite. Reservations are required. This event will be held at 304 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Pompeii: The Immortal City at Liberty Science Center

Sunday, December 11th | Various times

Check out this new exhibit that explores a first-century Roman town at 222 Jersey City Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Main Street Pops Holiday Market

Sunday, December 11th | 11AM -4PM

Shop a varied collection of local makers + artists offering hand-crafted creations at 1401 Adams Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Hoboken’s Home for Sunday Football at House of ‘Que

Sunday, December 11th | 11AM -11:59PM

Enjoy Bud Light, High Noon, or mimosa buckets, giveaways, and more at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Santa Claus Comes to Hoboken

Sunday, December 11th | 11AM – 3PM

Santa will begin his route on Jefferson Street between 14th Street and 15th Street and wind his way throughout Hoboken. He will make three pit stops along the way to take photos with residents. This event will take place throughout Hoboken. Learn more here.


Eagles Football Afternoon

Sunday, December 11th | 1PM – 3PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at Pilsner Haus + Biergarten, 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Hoboken Live Virtual Winter Holiday House Tour + Watch Party at Hoboken Historical Museum

Sunday, December 11th | 2PM

Museum Director Bob Foster + Hoboken Talks producer Rand Hoppe will live stream their visits to historic homes in the area. The Watch Party will include refreshments and feature the unveiling of the new Sinatra Bust by artist Chris Dahlberg. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


NRBQ at White Eagle Hall

Saturday, December 11th | 8PM

This seated show will be held at 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center

Ongoing

With a snowflake maze, a sock ice skating rink, a holiday dance party, and more, there’s something for guests of every age to enjoy. This event will be held at 222 Jersey City Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Kids Art Classes Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, December 8th | 10AM – 1PM

Bring your child aged 2-5 to 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken for art-making. Learn more here.


Story Time Inside! at the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, December 8th | 10:30AM – 11AM + 11:30AM – 12PM

These story times will be held at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Kidzmusik Pop Up Music Class Hosted by The Village Edgewater

Thursday, December 8th | 4PM – 5PM

Miss Momo from Kidzmusik will guide children in songs with colorful props, real instruments, and costumes at 20 Old River Road in Edgewater. Learn more here.


Santa’s Workshop at The Village Edgewater

Saturday, December 10th | 9AM – 12PM

Get into the holiday spirit at 250 Old River Road in Edgewater. Learn more here.


Sip Hot Chocolate + Paint Mugs at Hoboken Public Library Grand Street Branch

Saturday, December 10th | 2PM – 4PM

This is a two-part craft — and this Saturday, kids can head to the library to decorate their own mugs for delicious hot cocoa. This event will be held at 124 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Puppetonia Show

Tuesday, December 13th | 10AM

These music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression. This event will be held at 510 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Bilingual Story Time at Hoboken Public Library Grand Street Branch

Wednesday, December 14th | 3:30PM -4PM

Kids ages 4 and under can tune in to a themed story time with books, songs, a take-home activity and volunteers reading in Spanish. This event will be held at 124 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Kids’ Ballroom + Latin Program at Jersey City Ballroom

Wednesday, December 14th | 5:30PM – 6:15PM

This class will be held at 189 Brunswick Street, 3rd Floor in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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  • Back to Nature Home + Garden Market — Basking Ridge | Ongoing; Learn more here.
  • Winter Walk Holiday Lights in Taylor Park — Millburn | Ongoing; Learn more here.
  • Patio Pups at Mainbrook Tavern — Manalapan | December 8th; Learn more here.
  • HDSID Farmers Market — Jersey City | December 8th; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market — Hoboken | December 10th; Learn more here.
  • Farm to Art Fun Hopatcong Holiday Market at Hopatcong Marketplace — Hopatcong | December 10th; Learn more here.
  • PetWellClinic Pics with Santa — Green Brook | December 10th; Learn more here.
  • Heights Holiday Market by Farms in the Heights — Jersey City | December 10th; Learn more here.
  • Santa Saturday Hosted by Be Fort Lee — Fort Lee | December 10th; Learn more here.
  • 902 Brewing Co. Pints with Santa — Jersey City | December 10th; Learn more here.
  • HDSID Holiday Market — Jersey City | December 10th + 11th; Learn more here.
  • Main Street Pops Holiday Market — Hoboken | December 11th; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | December 11th; Learn more here.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Pineapple Express Barbecue — Montclair | December 11th; Learn more here.
  • Breakfast with Santa at The Pup Club — Colonia | December 11th; Learn more here.

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Kizito Kalima Seminar Hosted by The Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University 

Thursday, December 8th | 6:30PM

Survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Kizito Kalima will be speaking on his experience in honor of International Day of Commemoration ad Dignity of the Victim of the Crime of Genocide.  This event will be held virtually. Learn more here.


Pinkmas at the Museum of Ice Cream

Thursday, December 8th | 6:30PM – 9PM

Explore festive installations like a magical gingerbread town, lifesize snowglobe, and pinkmas tree forest. This event will be held at 558 Broadway in New York City. Learn more here.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson The Cosmic Perspective at NJPAC

Thursday, December 8th | 7:30PM

This astrophysicist, professor, and New York Times best-selling author will be at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, December 9th | Various times

Films like WHITE NOISE, Spoiler Alert, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


NYC Skyline Dinner Cruise

Friday, December 9th – Sunday, December 11th | 7PM

Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, live music, and more. This event meets at Pier 36 in New York City. Learn more here.


Third Annual 10 Minute Play Festival at Hudson Theatre Works

Friday, December 9th + Saturday, December 10th | 8PM

To celebrate the theater’s 10-year anniversary, Hudson Theatre Works is presenting two benefit performances, with plays from J John Patrick Shanley, Richard Vetere, Barbara Blatner, and more. This event will be held at 80 Hauxhurst Avenue in Weehawken. Learn more here.


A Rockapella Holiday: A Legendary Tradition at SOPAC

Friday, December 9th  | 8PM

Celebrate Christmas with contemporary, all-vocal renditions of Motown and Soul holiday classics. This event will be held at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Matt Fraser: America’s Top Psychic Medium at NJPAC

Friday, December 9th | 8PM

This psychic medium will be at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Gallery of Ink’s Annual Holiday Toy + Clothing Drive

Saturday, December 10th | 11AM – 6PM

In exchange for a new toy and new winter wear for those in need, donators will receive a free tattoo (if desired). This event will be held at 42 Harrison Avenue in Harrison. Learn more here.


Soothing Spirits Energy Fair at Yoga Mechanics

Saturday, December 10th + Sunday, December 11th | 2PM + 6PM

This two-day, energy + wellness fair will be held at 107 Forest Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


A Night with Ami Brabson: Resilience + Joy at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Saturday, December 10th | 5PM – 6PM + 7:15PM – 8PM

RESILIENCE + JOY is a one-woman show depicting the portrait of a mother’s life, through her daughter’s eyes. This event will be held at 67 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Temptations + The Four Tops at NJPAC

Saturday, December 10th | 8PM

These Motown supergroups will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Wayne Valley Holiday Craft Show

Sunday, December 11th | 10AM – 5PM

Get last-minute holiday shopping done with over 100 art and craft exhibitors. This event will be held at 551 Valley Road in Wayne. Learn more here.


Pet Photos with Santa at Quaker Bridge Mall

Sunday, December 11th | 6PM – 8PM

Bring your furry friends to sit on Santa’s lap at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville. Learn more here.


Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas at SOPAC

Sunday, December 11th  | 7:30PM

Cherish the Ladies is an all-female collective that will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils

Monday, December 12th | 7PM

This NHL game will be held at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza in New York City. Learn more here.


Lightwire Theater Presents A Very Electric Christmas at NJPAC

Wednesday, December 14th | 7PM

This magical family show will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience Hosted by National Geographic

Ongoing until Sunday, January 1st | Various Times

Explore the history of King Tut with this self-guided immersive experience. This event will be held at 299 South Street in New York City. Learn more here.


Newark Winter Village at Prudential Center

Ongoing | 1PM – 8PM

Visitors of all ages can enjoy ice skating, go-karts various games + activities, and an open-air marketplace featuring local vendors. This event will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


INTER_ Interactive Art Experience

Ongoing

This event will be held at 415 Broadway in New York City. Learn more here.


Photoshoots at The Floral Escape

Ongoing

The Floral Wonderland is an interactive exhibition designed for photoshoots, video shoots, and capturing every memorable moment while immersed in florals. The Floral Escape is located at One Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Learn more here.


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Gingerbread Craft-to-Go at Hoboken Public Library

Monday, December 12th | 10AM – 8PM

Pick up a craft at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


HIP FIT with Laura at Grassroots Community Space

Monday, December 12th | 8PM – 9PM

This event will be held at 54 Coles Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


The Youth Foundation of Jersey City’s Second Annual “Deck the Halls” Fundraiser at The Ashford

Monday, December 12th | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Saint Peters Vox, New City Kids, and McNair Academic High School will be performing yuletide carols at this charity event. Guests should bring a gift of gloves, hats, or socks to support the Youth of Jersey City. This event will be held at 145 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Strength Sculpt with Tory at The Fit Club

Tuesday, December 13th | 7:30AM – 8:15AM

This event will be held at 1301 Adams Street C3 in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Phil Cohen Campaign Kickoff at the Pilsener Haus + Biergarten

Tuesday, December 13th | 6PM

This event will be held at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


3rd Annual Gardenier Family Toys for Tots Event at Madd Hatter

Tuesday, December 13th | 6PM

Bring an unwrapped children’s toy and be entered to win one of the multiple raffle prizes. This event will be held at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken.


Hoboken Writing Group

Tuesday, December 13th | 6PM – 8PM

Writers read a portion of their stories, a complete poem, or just attend to be part of a fun, creative community and to share supportive feedback. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Poems of Gratitude + Hope at Jersey City City Hall

Tuesday, December 13th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

JC Poet Laureate, RescuePoetix, Feat Creatives Renes “Pudge” Cruz + Lisa “Rubi G” Ventura practice and cultivate the art of gratitude and hope at 280 Grove Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Bingo at Hudson Hound

Tuesday, December 13th | 7PM – 9PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at Pilsner Haus + Biergarten, 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Karaoke at The Ferryman on 1st

Tuesday, December 13th | 9PM – 12AM

This event will be held at 94-98 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Groove on Grove Hosted by HDSID

Wednesday, December 14th

This event features a free summer weekly music series featuring a wide variety of musicians and performers. It will be held at the Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Art With Liz: Lecture + Creative Workshop Hosted by the Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday, December 14th | 10AM– 12PM

Revisit the techniques and landscapes of Italian artist Rudoolf Stingel. This event will be held at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Mom’s Day Out with Babies at Nimbus Art Center Hosted by JCFamilies

Wednesday, December 14th | 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Meet new friends, connect with old friends, and introduce your baby or toddler to a new playgroup with activities + catered treats. This event will be held at 329 Warren Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


A Holly Jolly Cocktail Crawl in Downtown Jersey City Hosted by Beyond the Plate Food Tour

Wednesday, December 14th | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Guests will test and asses the many holiday cocktails of Jersey City at three locations: The Archer, Cellar 335, and Pasta Dal Cuore. RSVP is required, with tickets priced at $115 per person.  Learn more here.


Brunello di Montalcino Wine Dinner at Sirenetta Hoboken

Wednesday, December 14th | 6PM

Enjoy a special five-course tasting menu paired with a specialty lineup of Brunello. This event will be held at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Social Chess Night at Play! Hoboken

Wednesday, December 14th | 6:30PM

Relax, make friends, and play chess. This event is BYOB and for people 18 and up. No RSVP is required. This event will be held at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Elf Trivia at Black Bear Bar + Grill

Wednesday, December 14th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 205 Washington Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Acoustic Wednesdays at 902 Brewing

Wednesday, December 14th | 7PM – 10PM

Listen music at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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Hoboken Historical Museum | Hoboken

With the ability to accept a limited number of guests + to participate safely in city-wide events, the Hoboken Historical Museum is periodically in need of volunteers. To check if a need comes up + slots are available, check the sign-up form here. Volunteers are usually needed to set up information pamphlets, welcome registered guests, organize literature, + more. Learn more here.


Liberty Humane Society | Jersey City

The Liberty Humane Society is an open admission shelter contracted by Jersey City, Hoboken, + Bayonne to take in strays day or night, medically assess the animals, give them vaccinations + microchips, spay or neuter them, + get them socially prepared for lifelong adoptions. Volunteers help the shelter run smoothly, increase adoptions, + help make the animals happier. Learn more here.


The Community Food Bank of New Jersey | Hillside

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America®, is the leading anti-hunger + anti-poverty organization in the state. What started as a modest enterprise in the back of founder Kathleen DiChiara’s station wagon in downtown Newark in 1975 became an incorporated non-profit in 1982 and has grown to two warehouse facilities in Hillside + Egg Harbor Township. Learn more here.


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