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73 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | May 12-15

by Samantha Impaglia
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The sunny days of May mean warmer weather is approaching, and the Hudson County area is packed with happenings. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has everyone covered with farmers’ markets, #HudsonGives, a karaoke competition, and more. Below is the list of Hoboken + Jersey City events happening this weekend, May 12th – May 15th, 2022.

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.

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The Laugh Tour at Dorrian’s Red Hand

Saturday, May 14th 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, May 14th at 6:30PM and 8:30PM. The Laugh Tour is hosted by comedian Rich Kiamco and will feature Drexton Clemons from Buzzfeed; Liz Glazer, winner from Boston Comedy Festival; Alex Kim; and Stephon Hightower. 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 May. Please note that doors to the exterior are ajar for ventilation with a fireplace on the inside (these indoor comedy events still require proof of vaccination with ID). The venue and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

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

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Comedy Jam

Friday, May 13th from 7:00PM-11:00PM | BUY TICKETS

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902 Brewing Co., located at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City, is hosting the Comedy Jam series event on Friday, May 13th from 7:00PM-11:00PM. The monthly event will be hosted by Tony Loud from Caroline’s Broadway and Stand Up NY with headliner Joe Hill from Comedy Central and Fox Network and will feature Katlin Mcfee, Ishmael Gaynor, Tiffany Belt, and Jacqueline Denise. Limited tickets are available at the door for $25 per person and doors for Comedy Jam open at 7PM with the show beginning at 8PM. The event will also have a live DJ, Uncrowned Sounds, on-site vendors including The Green Room and La Coquetaft, food and dessert trucks, and more. Make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.

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#HudsonGives 2022

Thursday, May 12th

This event is a 24-hour, online fundraising campaign and competition that supports local community causes. Learn more here.


Pier 13 Hoboken Kicks Off 2022 Season

Thursday, May 12th

Enjoy food trucks, drinks, and chill vibes all summer long at this local spot. Learn more + get the food truck schedule here.


Golden Door International Film Festival

Thursday, May 12th – Saturday, May 14th

This event includes a variety of films and will be held at two locations in Jersey City — Sip Studios (140 Sip Avenue) and Nimbus Arts Center (329 Warren Street). Learn more here.


Hoboken Ultimate Frisbee at Sinatra Field

Thursday, May 12th | 7:15AM

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


Karaoke Night in the Teen Zone Hosted by Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, May 12th | 3PM – 5PM

This event will be held at 256 1st Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


HDSID Presents Spring Farmers Market

Thursday, May 12th | 4PM – 6PM

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


Family Nights = Fun Nights at Jersey City Free Public Library

Thursday, May 12th | 6PM – 6:45PM

An hour of games, crafts, and STEM activities at 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, May 12th | 7PM – 9:30PM

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

 


Riverview Jazz Residency at Fox + Crow

Thursday, May 12th | 8PM – 10PM

This event will be held at 594 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.

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Just Dance Battle at Hoboken Public Library

Friday, May 13th | 3PM – 5PM

This weekly event will be held at 256 Fifth Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Artist + Maker Market Hosted by HDSID

Friday, May 13th + Saturday, May 14th

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


Country Night at House of ‘Que

Friday, May 13th | 7PM – 12AM

Groove to country music by DJ Big Country all night long at 340 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Top Rope Belay Certification Class at Gravity Vault Hoboken

Friday, May 13th | 7PM – 9PM

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


City Live’s Award-Winning Karaoke Competition + Dance Party at Corgi Spirits

Friday, May 13th | 7PM – 10PM

This event includes special prizes like signature cocktails and gift cards, and will be held at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Karen Winn: Our Little World at Little City Books

Friday, May 13th | 7PM

Author Karen Winn will be interviewed by her editor, Lexy Cassola, at 100 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Madd Hatter’s Dueling Pianos Event

Friday, May 13th | 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, May 13th | 7PM 

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


Grand Theft Audio at Willie McBrides

Friday, May 13th | 11PM

This event will be held at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Cardiac + Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes at Jersey City Medical Center Rehabilitation Center

Saturday, May 14th | 9AM – 12PM

This event includes a meet and greet with former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, and will be held at 100 Town Square Place, Suite 403, in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Trailblazers Volunteer Day at Liberty State Park

Saturday, May 14th | 10AM – 12PM

This event includes volunteer trail work at 200 Morris Pesin Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Smorgasburg Jersey City

Saturday, May 14th | 11AM – 6PM

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


Puppies in the Park Hosted by Hoboken Social Club

Saturday, May 14th | 11AM – 1PM

Bring your coffee, breakfast, and pup to Church Square Park, 401-449 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Family First Health + Wellness Day at Palisades Medical Center

Saturday, May 14th | 11AM – 2PM

This event includes health and wellness information for families as well as expectant and new mothers, and will be held at 7600 River Road in North Bergen. Learn more here.


May 2022 Open House at Mana Contemporary

Saturday, May 14th | 12PM – 6PM

This free event will be held at 888 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Ride for Stroke + Heart Disease at Prime Cycle

Saturday, May 14th | 12:30PM

Help to raise funds and make an impact at 70 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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

Saturday, May 14th | 12:30PM – 3:30PM

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, May 14th | 2PM – 3PM

The Singing Chef Gabrielle Reyes is conducting a live-streaming 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.


Pushing Up The Daisies Festival at The Historic Jersey City + Harsimus Cemetery

Saturday, May 14th | 2PM – 10PM

This fundraiser includes live music, food, and more, and will be held at 435 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Spring Spectacular Showcase at Jersey City Ballroom

Saturday, May 14th | 7PM

An evening of Latin, Ballroom, and Swing performances featuring students and professional instructors at 189 Brunswick Street, 1st Floor, in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, May 14th | 8PM – 11PM

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


Anthony Tamburro Band at Fox + Crow

Saturday, May 14th | 8PM – 10PM

This event will be held at 594 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.

The Dead Milkmen at White Eagle Hall

Saturday, May 14th | 8PM

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


Fireworks at Stevens Institute of Technology

Saturday, May 14th | 9:15PM

This display will take place at Stevens Institute of Technology.


The Event Horizon at Willie McBrides

Saturday, May 14th | 11PM

This event will be held at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Spring Fling at All Saints Day School

Sunday, May 15th | 10AM – 12PM

This event includes face painting, an obstacle course, a dance party, and much more, and will be held at 527 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Hoboken Coffee Festival Hosted by Hoboken Historical Museum and @secret.tearoom

Sunday, May 15th | 10:30AM – 3:30PM

An array of coffee and tea-themed booths as well as ticketed events. This event will be held at the Shipyard Passageway in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Dueling Grounds Walk

Sunday, May 15th | 11AM – 1PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will meet at the Port Imperial Light Rail Station in Weehawken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Tai Chi Sundays

Sunday, May 15th | 11AM

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


National Meditation Month Craft Grab + Go at Jersey City Free Public Library

Sunday, May 15th | 12PM – 4PM

Pick up a craft grab and go at the Heights Branch, 14 Zabriskie Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Trivia Brunch at Monroe’s

Sunday, May 15th | 1PM – 4PM

This event will be held at 36-42 Newark Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Hoboken Mutzfest

Sunday, May 15th | 1PM – 5PM

A family-friendly day with live music, a cannoli-eating contest, a Sinatra sing-a-long, a beer and wine garden, and more. Learn more here.


The Burdens at Mile Square Theatre

Sunday, May 15th | 3PM

Told almost entirely via text messages, The Burdens is a dark, family comedy about how technology helps keep us close, while still enabling us to keep our distance. This event will be held at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Drag Bingo at Corgi Spirits

Sunday, May 15th | 3PM – 6PM

This event will be held at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.


The Lemon Twigs at White Eagle Hall

Sunday, May 15th | 8PM

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


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Kids Art Classes Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, May 12th | 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, May 12th | 10:30AM – 11AM

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


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

Thursday, May 12th | 12PM – 12:30PM

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


Friday Storytime at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Friday, May 13th | 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.


Make It Musical! at Hoboken Children’s Theater

Sunday, May 8th | 9AM – 9:40AM

An introduction to theater and performing arts for children ages 3-5 at 701 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Baby + Me Yoga at Hoboken Public Library

Monday, May 16th | 10:30AM – 11AM

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


Puppetonia Show

Tuesday, May 17th | 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.


Lego Block Party at Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday, May 18th | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Each Block Party will feature 30 minutes of free build followed by 30 minutes of presentations. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


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Ancient Aliens Live: Project Earth at NJPAC

Thursday, May 12th | 7:30PM

This event celebrates the long-running The History® Channel program, and will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


The Pajama Game at SOPAC

Friday, May 13th – Sunday, May 15th

This performance by Class Acts Performing Arts Studio will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Whitney Cummings at NJPAC

Friday, May 13th – Saturday, May 14th

This comedian will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, May 13th

Films like Firestarter, Happening, Monstrous, Portrait of Jason, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Fantastic Women are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


George Lopez at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, May 13th | 8PM

This famed comedian will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Jersey Symphony: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at NJPAC

Saturday, May 14th | 8PM

This concert will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


6th Annual Freestyle Jersey Jam at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, May 14th | 8PM

This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


AAPI Heritage Month: A Conversation About Resilience at NJPAC

Monday, May 16th | 7PM

A gathering of experts, advocates, and grassroots activists to discuss crucial issues within the community. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. 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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Donation-Based Meditation + Yoga Classes Hosted by The Healing Community

Tuesday, May 17th | 8:30AM

This event will be held at Antique Loft, 33 Newark Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Teen Choice Movie Night at Hoboken Public Library

Tuesday, May 17th | 3PM – 5PM

This event will be held at 256 1st Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Hoboken Writing Group

Tuesday, May 17th | 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


Sunset Kayaking Tour

Tuesday, May 17th | 6:45PM – 9PM 

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 1301 Sinatra Drive N in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Blood Drive at Jersey City Medical Center

Wednesday, May 18th | 11AM – 5PM

This emergency blood drive will be held at the Ambulatory Care Center – Conference Room 4, at 395 Grand Street in Jersey City. Learn more + sign up here.


Liz Ndoye Brings Art + Poetry Into Your Home in Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month

Wednesday, May 18th | 10AM – 12PM

This virtual event is hosted by Hoboken Public Library and is a workshop and lecture on artist Yayoi Kusama in honor of AAPI month. Learn more here.


Groove on Grove Hosted by HDSID

Wednesday, May 18th

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


A Night of Broadway Hosted by Youth Foundation of Jersey City

Wednesday, May 18th | 6PM

This fundraiser will be held at Grace Von Vorst Church, 39 Erie Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Social Chess Night at Play! Hoboken

Wednesday, May 18th | 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 1012 Grand Street, 3rd Floor, in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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HDSID – Artist + Maker Market + Groove on Grove in Jersey City Are Back

Groove on Grove has returned for the spring and summer season every Wednesday at Grove Street Plaza in Jersey City. The Artist + Maker Market will also be running simultaneously so you can listen to free music as well as check out and shop unique pieces. The market will feature over 100 rotating local vendors every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday through September.⁠ Learn more here.

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Evolve Psychotherapy – Promotions for Mental Health Awareness Month

Evolve Psychotherapy, located at 221 River Street in Hoboken, is a woman-owned, local practice providing modern and relatable evidence-based therapy to individuals, couples, and whole families.⁠ Receive a free 15-minute phone consultation and 15% off the first 45-minute session in honor of Mental Health Awareness month until June 1st.  Learn more here.

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Hudson Pride Center – The First Annual LGBTQ+ Prom Fundraiser

Hudson Pride Center hosts its first annual LGBTQ+ Prom Fundraiser on Friday, June 10th, 2022 at White Eagle Hall — 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. The event is open to the public and will give those who did not have the chance to enjoy prom for various reasons a fun and entertainment-filled night. Use the code SPONTY at checkout and you’ll receive your prom tickets for $100. Learn more here.

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Computers 4 People | Hoboken

Computers 4 People, started by teenager Dylan Zajac, is dedicated to collecting and refurbishing technology to distribute to individuals and groups in need. Computers 4 People will accept items such as old desktop computers, laptops, hard drives, tablets, keyboards, monitors, and more. The organization also accepts monetary donations. Additionally, if volunteers have experience in refurbishing computers or can store items, help in those areas is needed. Learn more here.


Hudson County Latino Foundation | Kearny, New Jersey

With the main mission “to improve the lives of residents in Hudson County and to reduce the socio-economic gap for marginalized groups,” this organization has created partnerships, hosted events, and built up the community in ways that truly make a difference. Throughout the year there are various events and projects where volunteers are needed. Learn more here.


The Hoboken Shelter | Hoboken

The Hoboken Shelter hosts 50 guests nightly and serves more than 1,000 meals throughout the week. As a full-service community partner, the Hoboken Shelter is a necessary resource within the neighborhood. The Shelter is always in need of donations and support to help keep its doors open and welcoming to its guests. Learn more here.


Website Divider Button Articles For Weekend Planning

A Guide to Farmers Markets in Hoboken + Jersey City

A Hall of History – Spending Time at Cape May’s Congress Hall

Philippine Bread House: Authentic Filipino Food in Jersey City


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Have an amazing weekend! xo

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