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60 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Nov. 18-21

by Katherine Chaves Diaz
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Thanksgiving is getting close but apart from such an eventful day, we will still have a weekend filled with a variety of events. This week’s Hoboken + Jersey City (and beyond) events guide has got you covered with art shows, concerts, kid-friendly events, and more. Check out this list of all the in-person + virtual events happening this weekend, November 18-21st.

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

Featured Events

Antique Loft’s ‘The Last Waltz Friendsgiving’ Event

Saturday, November 20th from 7PM-11PM | BUY TICKETS NOW

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Antique Loft, located at 33 Newark Street in Hoboken, in conjunction with Sweven Events, is hosting ‘The Last Waltz Friendsgiving’ this Saturday, November 20th from 7PM-11PM. The celebratory night will include Antique’s vintage-inspired cocktails, delicious and traditional coal-fired turkey and Thanksgiving fixings from Antique Bar & Bakery, + breathtaking NYC views. Tickets for the event are $100 per person, with a full cash bar (credit card accepted) with tips to be collected at the end of the event. Plus, HG readers can receive $25 off tickets with the discount code “HG25” online. Not to mention, there will be a chef on-site and a live band all night with tunes from Scorsese’s 70’s rock masterpiece “The Last Waltz”. Please email elena.antiquebarandbakery@gmail.com for dietary restrictions and any seating questions after purchase.


Local Hoboken, Jersey City (+Beyond) Events

Interactive Intentions with Vanessa at Rose Star Co.

Thursday, Nov. 18th | 7PM

Say goodbye to things that no longer serve you this Scorpio season with interactive intentions by Vanessa from Rose Star Co. Learn more here.

 Coffee Time & Meet-Up

Thursday, Nov. 18th | 11AM – 12PM

There will be child-friendly Hanukkah stories told and dreidels for participants to take. Learn more here

Hoboken Talks with The Owner of La Isla

Thursday, Nov. 18th| 7PM

Join the Facebook live stream to watch Bill Curran interview Armando Luis, owner of both Sparrow Wine & Liquors and the La Isla restaurants as part of the Hoboken Talks series. Learn more here

Meditation for Better Sleep with Urban Souls

Thursday, Nov. 18th| 7:30PM-8:45PM

Meditation for Better Sleep will introduce you to relaxing meditations that have been designed to assist you in falling asleep. Learn more here

Last Minet EP Release Party

Thursday, Nov. 18th | 8PM-11PM

The headliner Last Minet is a Weehawken-based female pop-punk duo. They will be celebrating their EP ‘Here to Stay’ with Face For Radio and Best Hit TV. Learn more here

EMBRACE Autism Awareness Fundraiser Powered by NIQUEx Madd Hatter

Friday, Nov. 19th | 6PM-3AM

Stimulate your mind and senses and be ready to raise awareness to a great cause. A portion of the proceeds from the night will be donated to multiple autism programs and organizations. Learn more here

Nada Surf at White Eagle Hall

Friday, Nov. 19th | 8PM

Nada Surf will be making their Jersey City debut at White Eagle Hall. Learn more here.

Live Music at Corgi Spirits

Friday, Nov. 19th | 7PM – 10PM

Dirty City is a groove music band based in Jersey City, they will be performing at Corgi Spirits. Learn more here

Liberio at Schmitty’s Hoboken

Friday, Nov. 19th | 6PM 

J. Liberio will perform a mix of originals and covers at Schmitty’s Hoboken. Learn more here

Annual Hoboken Turkey Trot

Saturday, Nov. 2oth| 9AM

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The run starts at Pier A Park in Hoboken and runs alongside the Hudson River. Runners, joggers, walkers, and strollers are welcome. Learn more here

Neighborhood Cleanup with Clean Green

Saturday, Nov. 2oth| 10AM – 1PM

Head to Southwest Park to help keep Jersey clean. Learn more here

Soft Opening of the New Love Lane Salon Location

Saturday, Nov. 2oth| 6PM – 10PM

The soft opening of Love Lane Salon and its five-year anniversary celebration will take place on Grove Street, Jersey City. Enjoy small bites, cold drinks, and giveaways. Learn more here

Coterie Ceramics at The Cottage

Saturday, Nov. 2oth| 11AM 

A pop-up of warm and cozy gifts will be held at The Cottage with products from Coterie Ceramics. Learn more here

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Saturday, Nov. 2oth| 12PM – 2PM

The SocietyX in Conjunction with PitCCh In Foundation will be hosting an annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. The group is also looking for volunteers. Learn more here

Newport Skates Opens for the 2021-2022 Season

Saturday, Nov. 2oth

Newport Skates, Jersey City’s only outdoor ice skating rink, is opening for the 2021-2022 season on Saturday, November 20th. Learn more here.

Pop-Up Crafts Fair Returns

Saturday, Nov. 2oth | 12PM – 5PM

Pop-Crafts fair returns this weekend in The Shipyard Passageway.

The Last Waltz at White Eagle Hall

Saturday, Nov. 2oth | 8PM 

The ALEOproduction crew will be performing the soundtrack to the classic concert film, The Last Waltz, at White Eagle Hall. Learn more here.

Kevin’s Tree Lot Opening Day

Saturday, Nov. 2oth | 8PM 

Kevin’s Tree Lot will open for the season starting on November 20th. Learn more here

Surati Lights of Diwali Holiday Bazaar and Festival

Saturday, Nov. 2oth | 12PM – 10 PM

Surati’s annual Diwali celebrations at Exchange Place, Jersey City with friends & family for a day of shopping, food, and entertainment. Learn more here.

14th Street Farmer’s Market

Saturday, Nov. 2oth | 9AM – 2PM

The space under the viaduct will be turning into a local farmer’s market. Learn more here.

Live Stand-Up Comedy

Saturday, Nov. 2oth | 7PM + 9PM

Live standup comedy featuring comedians from The Tonight Show, Netflix, America’s Got Talent, and more. Learn more here

Flannel, Furs, & Puzz Pop-Up Hosted by Naz Jewelry

Saturday + Sunday | 12PM – 6PM

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Naz Jewelry will be hosting its first-holiday pop-up show. Admission is free. Take a new toy for the toy drive and have the chance to take pictures with Santa. Learn more here.

Neighborhood Cleanup with Clean Green

Sunday, Nov. 21st | 10AM – 1PM

Head to Lena Edwards Park to help keep Jersey clean. Learn more here

Urban Soul’s Gratitude Workshop 

Sunday, Nov. 21st | 2PM – 4PM

This session is designed to awaken and cultivate gratitude while moving through a grounding sequence; live music will be included. Learn more here

Fall Kickback at Corgi Spirits

Sunday, Nov. 21st | 2PM – 6PM

A Sunday afternoon filled with shopping, food, live music, and giving back to the community. They will also be accepting donations of gently used coats and jackets for local charities. Learn more here

“All the Salsa! Recollections of Milquella ‘Milca’ Guzman Released

Sunday, Nov. 21st | 4PM – 5:30PM

The latest Hoboken Oral History Project chapbook has been released. The event is free and all who attend will receive a copy of the chapbook. Learn more here

Neighborhood Cleanup with Clean Green 

Sunday, Nov. 21st | 10AM – 1PM

Head to SoHo West/Lackawanna in downtown Jersey City to help keep Jersey clean. Learn more here.

 Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Sunday, Nov. 21st | 11AM – 4PM

Under the 14th Street Viaduct, shop fashion, accessories, jewelry, home goods, and more. Learn more here

In Person! Alive is a Matter of Opinion: Photography by Christian Gallo 


Photography by Christian Gallo presented by SMUSH Gallery. Opening reception will be November 20th 6PM-10PM. Learn more here

Upcoming Weekday Events

Moon Circle with Catie Fenn

Monday, Nov. 22nd | 7PM – 9PM

This moon circle is a two-hour gathering designed to leave participants feeling uplifted and inspired. Take a pen, journal, and open mind. Learn more here

Miracle on Mercer at Franklin Social

Monday, Nov. 22nd | 4PM-12AM

A Christmas cocktail experience at Franklin Social. This holiday party will run until December 31st. Learn more here.

Candle Magic Workshop

Monday, Nov. 22nd | 7:30PM – 9PM

Raine n River Apothecary will present a candle magic workshop. Learn more here

Sippin’ Santa at The Vanguard

Monday, Nov. 22nd | 4PM-12AM

A tropical holiday-themed pop-up experience. This holiday party will run until December 31st. Learn more here.

Hudson Pride’s Friendsgiving Event

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd | 1PM – 4PM

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Pick up three custom meals of your choice. NJ Buddies will also be on-site to provide free and confidential HIV testing in their mobile testing unit. Learn more here

Holiday Gift Bag Packing 

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd | 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Spread Chanukah joy by packing holiday gift bags for the local seniors.

The Awesome! Meditation at Urban Souls

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd | 7:30PM-9PM

The Awesome! revitalizes and relaxes by combining QiGong, vigorous breathing, body tapping, and energy flow mediation. Learn more here.

Friends Trivia – The One With The Thanksgiving Episode

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd | 7:30PM-9PM

Green Rock Tap & Grill hosts an entire trivia night based on the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends. Learn more here

SEEDS JC Food Drive with Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, Nov. 24th | 12:30PM-4:30PM

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Donate any non-perishable food item in exchange for one free Chic-Fil-A entree per person. Learn more here

Hoboken All Acess Thanksgiving Eve Crawl

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd | 9PM – 1AM

Go bar-hopping at a variety of bars in Hoboken. Learn more here

Kid-Friendly Events

Daring Dashers

Friday, Nov. 19th | 9:30AM – 10:15AM

Meant for 18month – 2.5 year olds to investigate everything, make friends, and be curious. Learn more here

Little Acorn Bakery’s Cookie Decorating Class

Saturday, Nov. 20th | 11AM-12:30PM

The Little Acorn Bakery is offering a kid’s workshop where everyone can participate in decorating cookies. This event will be held at bwé kafé’s North End location. Learn more here

Children’s Virtue Class Hosted by the Hoboken Baha’i Community

Sunday, Nov.21st | 11AM – 12PM

Learn, create, read, and talk about virtues and character values through stories and art. Learn more here.

Toddler Story Time at the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, Nov.18th | 10:30AM – 11AM

Join the staff in the library for a small storytime in the Garden Room. There will be books, songs, and dancing. Learn more here.

Teen Writing Classes at the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 18th | 4PM – 5PM

Aimed for 13-18-year-olds, this series of writing classes will teach discovering plot, senses, and characteristics. This will take place in the teenzone of the library. Learn more here

Baby Story Time at the Hoboken Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 18th | 12PM – 12:30PM

This storytime will be geared toward babies, with board books, finger play rhymes, and lap-sit songs. Learn more here

LEGO Block Party

Friday, Nov. 19th | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Take your own legos and build for 20 minutes and then present your individual builds to the group. Learn more here

Technology Wizard Trial Class

Monday, Nov. 22nd | 6:30PM – 8PM

Located at The Renaissance Child Studio in Cliffside Park, this class experience offers kids the ability to learn robotics, 3D printing, and coding. Sign up your kid here.

Baby & Me Yoga

Monday, Nov. 22nd | 10:30AM – 11AM

Join Carolyn Brush for stories, songs, and simple poses. Learn more here

Greater NJ/NY Events

Exotic Scenes Art Fair | NYC

Thursday, Nov. 18th – 20th

This art fair will be specific to the Universal Landscapes and TransHuman Culture. More than 20 artists will be represented on site. Learn more here

Friendsgiving Dinner Presented by Plantvia Wellness

Friday, Nov. 19th

A Friendsgiving dinner benefiting a Newark-based early childhood program will be happening in Newark. Learn more here.

Indoor Flea Market

Saturday, Nov. 20th | 12PM – 5PM

GCBC is opening its new flea market in Newark in time for holiday shopping. Learn more here

Family Fun Day: On the Home Front 

Saturday, Nov. 20th | 1PM-2:30PM

Activities and explorations for the family as you learn about a forgotten piece of Liberty Hall’s History. Learn more here

Sweet Potato Pie Making Virtual Workshop by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, Nov. 21st | 3PM-4PM

Virtually learn how to make a southern-style sweet potato pie in your home. Learn more here

Comedy Show + Dance After-Party

Wednesday, Nov. 24th | 9PM – 10:30PM

The night will begin with five featured comedians followed by performances and a DJ set in Union City. Learn more here

Cheo Andujar Performing at The American Legion

Wednesday, Nov. 24th | 9PM 

Salsa singer Cheo Andujar, from Conjunto Chaney,  will be performing their greatest hits at The American Legion in Whippany. Learn more here

 Holiday Photos at The Floral Escape


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

Hudson Yards Holiday Events 


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

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


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

Ways to Give Back Locally

Hudson Pride Center | Jersey City

Hudson Pride Center creates safe spaces to celebrate and enjoy life for members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. It advocates for the physical, mental, and social well-being of all people. Volunteers are needed to support these efforts alongside full-time staff members. To learn more about Hudson Pride Center and what each volunteer opportunity entails, Learn more here.

Hoboken Family Alliance | Hoboken

One of the oldest non-profits in Hoboken, the Hoboken Family Alliance is a resource for children and families in the Mile Square. HFA typically puts on various events and provides opportunities for children to learn and play in a safe environment while providing families with various needs necessary resources. HFA has several opportunities for volunteering through its committees and sub-committees such as marketing, special needs, fundraising, and more. 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 and anti-poverty organization in the state. What started as a modest enterprise in the back of our 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 and Egg Harbor Township, the combined size of five football fields. Learn more here.

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