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60 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | June 30-July 3

by Samantha Impaglia
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July is upon us — and so is another summer holiday weekend. Whether you have your July 4th plans squared away and are looking for weekend happenings or you’re still searching for things to do for the holiday, we have lots of ideas for you. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has everyone covered with fireworks celebrations, Hudson River cruises, pilates in the park, and more. Below is the list of Hoboken + Jersey City events happening this July 4th weekend, June 30th – July 3rd.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. These events are included editorially as a community resource, and The 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.

Disclaimer: Our team is on summer break from June 30th – July 11th, 2022. These events are updated as of Sunday, June 26th.

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The Laugh Tour at Dorrian’s Red Hand

Saturday, July 2nd at 6:30PM and 8:30PM | BUY TICKETS

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Dorrian’s Red Hand, located at 555 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City, is hosting two comedy shows on Saturday, July 2nd at 6:30PM and 8:30PM. The Laugh Tour is hosted by comedian Rich Kiamco and will feature Robby Collins from Netflix, Turner Sparks from Lost in America podcast, and Joanna Ross from Broadway’s Footloose. Show tickets purchased online in-advance of the show are $15 and are $20 day of and at the door with a 2 item minimum per person. Additional shows with other comedians will take place the rest of the year. Please note, doors to exterior are ajar for ventilation and these indoor comedy events still require proof of vaccination with ID). Venue and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

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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Hoboken Girl’s Real Estate Directory

Just Launched | BROWSE DIRECTORY

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The Hoboken Girl readers are always seeking recommendations on everything from real estate rental buildings and condos for sale in the North Jersey area, so we thought it’d be helpful to create a guide to these buildings and homes. Meet our new Real Estate Directory, a curated (and ever-growing) list of real estate buildings in Hoboken, Jersey City, and the greater North Jersey area. Discover these local real estate properties, compare and connect for tours, and keep checking back as the directory will be updated on a routine basis with new listings.

Check out the directory and browse properties here, and to learn more about HG’s Real Estate Directory, click here.

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4th of july events

Psychedelic Angel + Fireworks Event

June 30th

July 4th comes a little early in Secaucus. This event is on Thursday, June 30th at 6PM and is open to Secaucus residents and their guests only. Hosted at the Secaucus Swim Club, this event will have food, a live performance by Psychedelic Angel, and a fireworks show after dark. This event will be held at Secaucus Swim Club, 2000 Koelle Boulevard in Secaucus. Learn more here.


4th of July Children’s Craft at Jersey City Free Public Library

Friday, July 1st | 3:30PM – 5PM

Pick up a craft grab and go at the Earl A. Morgan Branch, 1841 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Paramus Fireworks

July 3rd

On Sunday, July 3rd from 6PM to 10:30PM, everyone is invited to come watch fireworks at the Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex. This event will be held at Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex, Garden State Plaza Parkway in Paramus. Learn more here.


State Fair Meadowlands

July 3rd + 4th

Though this event is officially running for a full 18 days from June 23rd – July 10th, there will only be fireworks on July 3rd and 4th. There will be food, drinks, games, and even free entertainment this year. The fireworks will take place after dark + will be viewable anywhere on the fairgrounds. This event will be held at Metlife Stadium, 1 Metlife Stadium Drive in East Rutherford. Learn more here.


Hoboken 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

July 4th

Cornucopia Cruise is hosting a special 4th of July fireworks cruise. This Perth Amboy company is setting sail on the Hudson for a 4-hour excursion to see local fireworks. The event includes a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, an open bar for those 21+ or an open soda bar to everyone else, a DJ, and an evening of dancing. This event will be held at 14th Pier, #1, 14th Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Jersey City’s Fourth of July Celebration

July 4th

Jersey City’s fireworks – conducted by Guinness World Record holder, Fireworks by Grucci – will be launching from two barges located in the middle of the Hudson River with a large viewing area this year. The full-day festivities will run from 12PM to 10PM and include food, drinks, and performances by Flo Rida, Dj Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), and FunkFlex. Fireworks will begin at 9:30PM. This event will be held at Exchange Place + other viewing points in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Port Imperial Weehawken 4th of July Cruise

July 4th

NY Waterway’s 4th of July Fireworks cruise will be sailing down the Hudson River from Weehawken on July 4th. Boarding is at 6:45PM and 7:00PM with a 10:30PM return, and the cruise will sail rain or shine. Tickets are $170 per adult with senior and child discounts available. This event will be held at Port Imperial, 4800 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken. Learn more here.


Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

July 4th

Macy’s is once again hosting its 46th annual 4th of July Fireworks®, set to go off over the East River in Midtown Manhattan. There will be musical performances to celebrate before the fireworks begin. Fireworks will begin at 9:25PM. This event will be held at the East River in Midtown Manhattan. Learn more here.


4th of July Lobster Boil at Sirenetta Seafood + Raw Bar

July 4th | 12PM – 6PM

Enjoy a pre-fixe menu for $85 per person with a main entree of 1.5 lb lobster served with homemade cornbread, corn on the cob, and garlic potatoes. The full raw bar menu will also be available. This event will be held at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Hudson & Co. ‘Let Sparks Fly’ 4th of July Celebration

July 4th | 8PM – 1AM

This event will be held from 8PM to 1AM at The Atelier Ballroom, 3 2nd Street, Suite 15, in Jersey City. It will include DJs; an open bar between 8PM and 11PM sponsored by Chandon, Belvedere, and Volcan Tequila; passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres; and the annual firework show. Tickets are $124 and can be purchased here.


Rooftop at Exchange Place Fourth of July

July 4th | First Seating Starts at 4PM

Rooftop at Exchange Place, located at 1 Exchange Place in Jersey City, has a prime location for watching July 4th’s JC Hudson River fireworks display — and it’s offering special dinner reservation packages to watch. This spot features unobstructed views of the fireworks and amazing views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Hudson River. There are several dining packages available to see the fireworks show. Learn more and see pricing here


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Through the Windows Art Walk Hosted by Hoboken Business Alliance + Main Street Pops

Entire month of June

Storefronts will be exhibiting art pieces from local artists in over 70 locations throughout Hoboken. Learn more here.


Hoboken Ultimate Frisbee at Sinatra Field

Thursday, June 30th | 7:15AM

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


Pride Month Craft Grab + Go at Jersey City Free Public Library

Thursday, June 30th | 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Pick up a craft grab and go at the Marion Branch, 1017 West Side Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Gotham Nails’ 18th Birthday

Thursday, June 30th | 10AM – 8PM

Gotham Nails, located at 515 4th Street in Hoboken, is celebrating its 18th birthday with 10% off pedicures which come with cake + mimosas. Walk-ins are welcome.


Karaoke Night at Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, June 30th | 3PM – 5PM

This event will be held at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


HDSID Presents Spring Farmers Market

Thursday, June 30th | 4PM – 6PM

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


Darkside Comedy at Brightside Tavern

Thursday, June 30th | 8:30PM

A fantastic lineup of professional comedians in the Brightside Tavern showroom will be happening in the heart of Jersey City. This event will be held at the Brightside Tavern, located at 141 Bright Street in Jersey City. Get tickets here


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Artist + Maker Market Hosted by HDSID

Friday, July 1st + Saturday, July 2nd

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.


BookBike + Story Time at Elysian Park Organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Sunday, June 26th | 11AM 

This bike ride will start and end at Elysian Park, 1001 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Senior Wellness Concert at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Friday, July 1st | 1PM

This virtual program helps mitigate stress, ease loneliness and isolation, and offer a safe and comfortable place to connect with others. Learn more here.


Top Rope Belay Certification Class at Gravity Vault Hoboken

Friday, July 1st | 7PM – 9PM

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


Madd Hatter’s Dueling Pianos Event

Friday, July 1st | 7PM – 10PM

Madd Hatter is back with its famous Dueling Pianos event. This event will be held at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Bingo Fridays at Black Bear Bar + Grill

Friday, July 1st | 7PM 

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


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Coffee at Pour Amour

Saturday, July 2nd | 10AM – 11AM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 123 Washington Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Yoga Flow With Nicole at The Fit Club

Saturday, July 2nd | 10AM – 10:50AM

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


Smorgasburg Jersey City

Saturday, July 2nd | 11AM – 6PM

Enjoy food and drinks from a variety of local vendors at Harborside Place at Hudson Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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

Saturday, July 2nd | 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, July 2nd | 2PM – 3PM

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.


House of ‘Que Dueling Pianos

Saturday, July 2nd | 8PM – 11PM 

House of ‘Que will be hosting its weekly Dueling Pianos event from 8PM – 11PM at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Reservations are required, and you can get one by emailing njones@houseofque.com.


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Tai Chi Sundays

Sunday, July 3rd | 11AM

A seasonal Tai Chi training series that promotes balance, calmness, and mental focus. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Brunch at Latham House

Sunday, July 3rd | 11AM – 12PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 299 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Pilates in the Park Hosted by Pier A Pilates

Sunday, July 3rd | 2PM

This weekly exercise class will be held at Pier A Park, 100 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Kids’ Art Classes Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, June 30th | 10AM – 1PM

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


Story Time in Church Square Park Organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, June 30th | 10:30AM – 11AM

This storytime will be held at 400 Garden Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Baby Storytime in Church Square Park Organized by the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, June 30th | 12PM – 12:30PM

This storytime will be geared towards babies with board books, finger play rhymes, and lapsit songs, and it will be held at 400 Garden Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Friday Storytime at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Friday, July 1st | 10:30AM – 11AM

Museum staff and other guest readers share stories, rhymes, and sing-alongs with children ages 2 to 5 years. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Storytime Presented by the Children’s Services Team

Monday, July 4th | 4PM – 4:30PM

Jersey City Free Public Library’s Children Services Team presents special storytime, dance, and singing sessions. Learn more here.


Puppetonia Show

Tuesday, July 5th | 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.


Spanish Songs + Stories at All Saints Day School

Tuesday, July 5th | 2PM – 2:30PM

Enjoy songs and stories for the little ones on the lawn at the Early Childhood Center. This event will be held at 527 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Story Time Take n’ Make at Hoboken Public Library Grand Street Branch

Wednesday, July 6th | 3:30PM – 4PM

Make a craft at 124 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Kids Ballroom + Latin Program at Jersey City Ballroom

Wednesday, July 6th | 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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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, July 1st

Films like Minions: The Rise of Gru and The Black Phone are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Alice + Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Friday, July 1st | 2PM, 3PM

An interactive theater for learning about astronomy, space, and planetary science. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Afternoon Picnic at Sheep Meadow in Central Park

Saturday, July 2nd | 2PM – 3PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 1802 65th Street Transverse in New York City. RSVP required. Learn more here.


South Orange Summer Nights Hosted by SOPAC

Wednesday, July 7th

Enjoy various activities all summer long at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park, 100 N Ridgewood Road in South Orange. Learn more here.


Summer Concert Series at Hudson Yards

Wednesday, July 6th | 6PM – 8PM

Canadian contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson will be performing at the Wells Fargo Stage at Hudson Yards, 11th Avenue and Hudson Boulevard in New York City. Learn more here.


Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

Wednesday, July 7th | 7:30PM

This comedy series will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. 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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Beginner/Intermediate Salsa at Jersey City Ballroom

Monday, July 4th | 7PM – 7:45PM

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


Young Adult Book Chat at the Jersey City Free Public Library

Tuesday, July 5th | 8AM – 5PM

Discuss your favorite book, what you are currently reading, and your recommended book at this virtual event. Learn more here.


Hoboken Writing Group

Tuesday, July 5th | 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.


Shamanic Sound Journey at Urban Souls Yoga

Tuesday, July 5th | 7:30PM – 9PM

This event will be held at 100 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Groove on Grove Hosted by HDSID

Wednesday, July 6th

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 Lecture + Creative Workshop In Celebration of French + American Independence Hosted by Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday, July 6th | 10AM – 12PM

Look at the art of the great French American artist Louise Bourgeois. This event will be held at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Garden State Jazz Greats on Zoom Featuring Sonny Greer at Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday, July 6th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Join Jazz scholar Ben Young as he explores the majesty, style, and genius of New Jersey’s own jazz greats. This event will be held at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Social Chess Night at Play! Hoboken

Wednesday, July 6th | 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.


Acoustic Wednesdays at 902 Brewing 

Wednesday, July 6th | 8PM

Enjoy live acoustic performances at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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Häagen-Dazs – The Limited-Time PB&J Sundae

Häagen-Dasz, located at 22 E Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood + 23-12 Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn, is serving the PB&J Sundae by award-winning pastry chef Paola Velez at these two locations through August 31st. Learn more here.

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OVO Vodka – Cleaning Our Oceans

OVO Vodka, a Hoboken-founded company, is championing efforts to remove plastic from the ocean while also making great-tasting vodka — and it’s sold in over 20 local liquor stores and bars in Hoboken + Jersey City. Mention Hoboken Girl to receive $3 off ‘The Packwood’ cocktail at Northern Soul in Hoboken through Thursday, June 30th. Learn more here.

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Island Spa + Sauna – An Escape From the Stress of Everyday Life

Island Spa + Sauna, located at 1769 Lincoln Highway in Edison, is a modernized Korean Day Spa providing saunas, bathhouses, + spa services to heal your mind, body, and soul. Learn more here.


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Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County | Hoboken + Jersey City

The Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County was founded in 1893 to create a positive place for the youth of Jersey City, NJ. In the 129 years since the Club’s founding, it has expanded its scope exponentially by offering a mix of nationally developed programs + activities. The Clubs serves more than 2,000 youth ages five to 21 annually in its Clubhouses in Jersey City + Hoboken, through a mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, + caring citizens of the community. To make a tax-deductible donation to cover costs such as meals, art supplies, or summer camp for a Club Kid, please mail to Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County, 225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302 or click here to make an online donation.


Hoboken Public Library Foundation | Hoboken

The Hoboken Public Library provides necessary, educational resources to the community + 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.


Hope House | Jersey City

Hope House, an emergency shelter for mothers who are homeless, helps families become self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity for decision-making + for assuming responsibility for improving their situation under the supervision, support, + guidance of shelter staff. Housing up to 20 mothers and their children, the program offers short-term supervised residence, including three meals a day, assessment/planning, case management, housing, education, food, + clothing. To make a secure online donation, click here.


Website Divider Button Articles For Weekend Planning

Where to Watch 4th of July 2022 Fireworks in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Beyond

Flo Rida is Headlining Jersey City’s Fourth of July Celebration

Where to Get Dirty Shirleys in Hoboken + Jersey City


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