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83 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | May 5-8

by Samantha Impaglia
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Spring has been welcomed and both Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo are coming up this week — so we have a variety of happenings in the North Jersey area for all to enjoy. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has everyone covered with an artist and maker market, an art show, a farmers market, and more. Below is the list of Hoboken + Jersey City events happening this weekend, May 5th – May 8th, 2022.

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

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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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Island Spa & Sauna’s Mother’s Day Workshops + Promotion

Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th from 4:00PM-4:45PM and 5:00PM-5:45PM | PURCHASE NOW

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Island Spa & Sauna, located at 1769 Lincoln Highway in Edison, is a 30,000 square foot Korean day spa that features traditional Korean bathhouses, dry saunas, and luxurious spa services including Korean body scrubs, massages, facials, and more. This Mother’s Day weekend, the spa is hosting meditation workshops, ‘Me Time for Mom’ and ‘I Cherish You’ on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th from 4PM-4:45PM and 5PM-5:45PM with Wildflow’r founder Michelle Ng for just $15 per person. (Please note, workshop tickets do not include admission; admission to spa is sold separately). Plus, Island Spa & Sauna is promoting 10% off all gift card purchases in-store and online until May 15th. Gift cards purchased for $250 or more will also receive a complimentary admission ticket to the spa.

Click here to purchase one of the Mother’s Day workshop promotions and click here to learn more about Isla Spa & Sauna.

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The Laugh Tour at Dorrian’s Red Hand

Saturday, May 7th 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 7th at 6:30PM and 8:30PM. The Laugh Tour is hosted by comedian Rich Kiamco and will feature Boris Khaykin from Amazon Red Oaks, Malorie Bryant from Mad Love Comedy, Idris Alton from SF Festival and Kat Belinfante from The Stand. 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 throughout May. Please note, 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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Hoboken Girl’s Ultimate Mother’s Day Giveaway 2022

Enter by Saturday, May 7th | ENTER GIVEAWAY

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In honor of Mother’s Day, The Hoboken Girl team has partnered with nine local Hoboken and Jersey City businesses to treat TWO lucky moms or mom-figures — whether that be for you or someone else in your life. Make sure to enter the giveaway on Instagram by 11:59PM this Saturday, May 7th for the chance to win your mom, mom-figure in your life, or yourself one of the two amazing prize packs. The two winners will be announced on Sunday, May 8th via IG stories.

To enter and learn more about HG’s Ultimate Mother’s Day, Giveaway click here.

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cinco de mayo events

11th Annual Hoboken Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

Thursday, May 5th | 4PM – 2AM

This event starts at Texas Arizona, 76 River Street in Hoboken, and takes participants to various bars throughout Hoboken such as Tally Ho, 80 River, and Wicked Wolf. Learn more here.


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta On The Hudson

Thursday, May 5th | 6PM – 11PM

This event includes festive decorations, mariachi music, a live DJ , delicious Mexican cuisine, and lots of views of the NYC skyline, and will be held at 11 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Wise Animal Rescue’s Cinco de Mayo Axe Throwing Event at Stumpy’s Hatchet House

Thursday, May 5th | 6PM – 8PM

WAR is raising money for the medical care of the “Days of the Week” chihuahuas the rescue has in its care. This event will be held at 107 Pleasant Avenue in Upper Saddle River. Learn more here.


Cinco de Comedy Stand-Up Comedy Show Hosted by Hudson Harbor + Bomb Comedy Factory

Thursday, May 5th | 7PM – 10PM

The headliner of this comedy show will be Oscar Aydin, along with a lineup of other comedians. This event will be held at 333 Grand Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Cinco de Mayo at Fat Taco

Thursday, May 5th | 7:30PM – 10:30PM

Celebrate with margaritas and tacos at 32 Newark Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Cinco de Mayo Story Time + Craft at Hoboken Public Library

Friday, April 29th | 10:30AM – 11AM

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


Hoboken Cinco de Mayo Weekend Bar Crawl

Saturday, May 7th | 4PM – 2AM

This event starts at Texas Arizona, 76 River Street in Hoboken, and takes participants to various bars throughout Hoboken like Mills Tavern, The Shannon, and more. Learn more here.


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Mother’s Day Flower Workshop Hosted by Bloomie Flower Studio + The Little Play Co.

Thursday, May 5th | 4PM

This event invites Mothers to make a signature Bloomie bouquet while their kids join in or enjoy a custom-built play space under the Little Play Co teams supervision. This event will be held at 1400 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Celebrate Mother’s Day at Jersey City Free Public Library

Friday, May 6th | 9:30AM – 5PM

Pick up a Mother’s Day craft for kids at 326 Eight Street in Jersey City. Learn more here


Mom Fest at 902 Brewing

Saturday, May 7th | 12PM – 5PM

This event will be held at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Mother’s Day Artisan Market Hosted by Main Street Pops

Sunday, May 8th | 11AM – 4PM

Shop goods from a variety of local makers under the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Rock + Roll Playhouse: Mother’s Day Celebration at White Eagle Hall

Sunday, May 8th | 12PM

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


Majah Hype Mother’s Day Comedy Show at NJPAC

Sunday, May 8th | 5PM, 7:45PM

The “Caribbean King of Comedy” will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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Karaoke Night in the Teen Zone Hosted by Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, May 5th | 3PM – 5PM

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


HDSID Presents Spring Farmers Market

Thursday, May 5th | 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.


Hoboken Talks Hosted By Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, May 5th | 7PM – 8PM

Singer/songwriter Erica Butts talks with Jack Silbert. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, May 5th | 7PM – 9:30PM

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


Artist in Residence Featuring Widely Grown (James Calleo) at Fox + Crow

Thursday, May 5th | 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 6th | 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 6th + Saturday, May 7th

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.


Art150Bay Group Show By Residents of Art150 Artists Curated By Tarik Mendes

Friday, May 6th | 6PM – 9PM

This event includes a gallery reception, open studios, live music, and artist discussions, and will be held at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Country Night at House of ‘Que

Friday, May 6th | 7PM – 12AM

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


Lights out Climbing at Gravity Vault Hoboken

Friday, May 6th | 7PM – 9PM

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


Madd Hatter’s Dueling Pianos Event

Friday, May 6th | 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 6th | 7PM 

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


Tipsy Opera at Corgi Spirits

Friday, May 6th | 7PM – 10PM

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


Weekend Wine Down at Urban Souls Yoga

Sunday, May 1st | 7PM – 8:15PM

A yoga session accompanied by wine at 100 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Dinner + Drinks at Lokal Eatery + Bar

Friday, May 6th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 2 2nd Street in Jersey City. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Curse of the Starving Class at Hudson Theatre Works

Friday, May 6th | 8PM

This event will be held at 80 Hauxhurst Avenue in Weehawken. Learn more here.


Gogol Bordello: Solidaritine Tour at White Eagle Hall

Friday, May 6th | 8:30PM

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


Level Up at Willie McBrides

Friday, May 6th | 11PM

This band will be performing at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Smorgasburg Jersey City

Saturday, May 7th | 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, May 7th | 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 7th | 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.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, May 7th | 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.


Paris Monster at Fox + Crow

Saturday, May 7th | 8PM – 10PM

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

The Slackers at White Eagle Hall

Saturday, May 7th | 8PM

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


Big Bang Baby! at Willie McBrides

Saturday, April 30th | 11PM

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


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Shorebird Walk at Liberty State Park

Sunday, May 8th | 10AM

A guided bird walk to look for visiting shorebird species at 200 Morris Pesin Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Brunch at Tosti’s

Sunday, May 8th | 11AM – 12PM

This event is organized by the Meetup Crew and will be held at 1024 Washington Street in Hoboken. RSVP required. Learn more here.


Tai Chi Sundays

Sunday, May 8th | 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 8th | 12PM – 4PM

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


INKubator New Play Festival Hosted by Art House

Sunday, May 8th – Friday, May 20th

These events feature new plays written by the playwrights from the 2021-2022 cohort. Learn more here.


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Kids Art Classes Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, May 5th | 10AM – 1PM

Bring your child ages 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 5th | 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 5th | 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 6th | 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.


Mandarin Cooking Class at Möge Tee Hosted by Tessa International School

Saturday, May 7th | 10:15AM – 11:45AM

This event will be held at 564 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Baby + Me Yoga at Hoboken Public Library

Monday, May 9th | 10:30AM – 11AM

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


Puppetonia Show

Tuesday, May 10th | 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.


Yoga Story Time en Espanol at Jersey City Free Public Library

Wednesday, May 11th | 10AM – 11AM

Join Mariah Sade Ralph for a physical activity featuring an English and Spanish language immersion and yoga instruction by Zapotec actor and director Liliane Wolf. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Lego Block Party at Hoboken Public Library

Wednesday, May 11th | 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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Jane Eyre, The Musical at SOPAC

Thursday, May 5th – Sunday, May 8th

This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round

Thursday, May 5th | 7PM

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


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at NJPAC

Friday, May 6th – Sunday, May 8th

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


Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, May 6th

Films like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Petite Maman, The Duke, Kiki, The Queen, and Desert Hearts are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


George Cables: Bethany Jazz Vespers at NJPAC

Saturday, May 7th | 6PM

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


Get The Led Out at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, May 7th | 8PM

This celebration of Led Zeppelin will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Jared Freid at NJPAC

Saturday, May 7th | 8PM

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


NJPAC Legacy Ball

Sunday, May 8th | 5PM

An extravagant celebration of ballroom culture to honor the history of the LGBTQ+ community. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


One Night With Nikki Glaser at The Wellmont Theater

Sunday, May 8th | 7PM

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


Annual Spring Concert at SOPAC

Monday, May 9th | 7:30PM

This event is presented by the Seton Hall University Arts Council, and 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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Teen Choice Movie Night at Hoboken Public Library

Tuesday, May 10th | 3PM – 5PM

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


Teen Mindfulness at Jersey City Free Public Library

Monday, May 9th | 5PM – 6PM

This is a virtual event that talks about mental health and mindfulness. Learn more here.


Hoboken Writing Group

Tuesday, May 10th | 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.


Liz Ndoye Brings Art + Poetry Into Your Home

Wednesday, May 11th | 10AM – 12PM

This virtual event is hosted by Hoboken Public Library and is a workshop and lecture on Cy Twombly in celebration of National Poetry Month. Learn more here.


Groove on Grove Hosted by HDSID

Wednesday, May 11th

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.


Social Chess Night at Play! Hoboken

Wednesday, May 11th | 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.


Mean Girls Trivia at Black Bear Bar + Grill

Wednesday, May 11th | 8PM – 9PM 

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


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The Breast Center at Palisades Medical Center – Preparing Patients for Mammograms

The Breast Center at Palisades Medical Center, located at 7650 River Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 240 in North Bergen, provides breast cancer screening, diagnosis, surgical intervention, and support services from an expert team. Call 201-295-4800 to schedule your mammogram with the Hackensack Meridian Health team.⁠ Learn more here.

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Woodhouse Day Spa – The Perfect Hoboken Oasis for Mother’s Day

Woodhouse Spa, located inside the W Hotel at 225 River Street in Hoboken, where spa treatments and relaxation come together as the gift of inner and outer wellness. Call 201-254-8200 or reach out to hoboken@woodhousespas.com with questions or to make a reservation. Learn more here.


Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. – Celebrating 100 Years in Hoboken

Sparrow Wine & Liquor Co. is the premier wine, craft beer, and spirits merchant in Hudson County, featuring 1-hour delivery in Hoboken + discounts on mixed wine bottles. Mix 12 bottles or more for 20% discount and mix 6 bottles or more for 10% discount. Reach the Uptown location, 1224 Shipyard Lane, at 201-659-1501, and the Downtown location, 126 Washington Street, at 201-659-1500. Learn more here.

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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. To check if a need comes up and slots are available, check the sign-up form here. Volunteers are usually needed to set up information pamphlets, welcome registered guests, organize literature, etc. Learn more here.


Liberty Humane Society | Jersey City

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


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