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73 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Oct 13-17

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Whether you’re heading out or staying in, this week’s Hoboken + Jersey City (and beyond) events guide has got you covered with farmers’ markets, concerts, kid-friendly events, and so much more. Check out this list of all the in-person + virtual events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend, October 13th-17th.

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

Featured Events

Mission 50 to Launch Innovation Lab + Fall Membership Promotion

Now through October 31st + Week of November 8th | SIGN UP NOW

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Mission 50, located at 50 Harrison Street, Hoboken offers beautiful private offices to accommodate individuals and small teams, shared co-working spaces, and has fully customizable virtual office options and enterprise spaces for an entire company. During the week of November 8th, Mission 50 will host the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting event for its launch of the Innovation and Commercialization Lab, where it will offer spaces to students from Stevens University, NJCU, St. Peter’s University and Hudson County Community College to develop products and services for the commercial marketplace, plus serve as a venue for student idea pitch competitions. Plus, for the month of October, HG readers can receive 1-month FREE on select new membership sign-ups when they mention “Hoboken Girl Special”.

Click here to learn more about the launch of Mission 50’s Innovation and Commercialization Lab and click here sign up for your fall membership at Mission 50.


Frizque’s Halloween Boolesque Extravaganza

Saturday, October 30th from 9:00PM-1:00AM | BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

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Frizque is hosting its Halloween Boolesque Extravaganza on Saturday, October 30th from 9:00PM-1:00AM at Chill, located at 310 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. The Halloween party will have live entertainment including a DJ, both burlesque and boylesque acts, drag queen performances, a samba performance, delicious treats + more. Masks will be required for all attendees. There will also be a fun mask contest with one lucky winner at the end of the night. Make sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Buy your tickets for Halloween Boolesque Extravaganza and learn more about Frizque.


Om Sweet Home’s Friendsgiving Dinner Events at bwè kafe

Saturday, November 13th and Saturday, November 20th from 7:00PM-10:00PM | BUY TICKETS NOW

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Om Sweet Home is hosting two Friendsgiving dinner events at bwè kafe’s north end location, located at 1401 Adams Street, Hoboken on Saturday, November 13th and Saturday, November 20th from 7:00PM-10:00PM. Guests will enjoy a four-course, all vegan, and gluten-free dinner under the stars. The decadent meal begins with patè, creamy cauliflower soup, and a fall salad. This is followed by the main course, which includes a harvest roast with mushroom gravy, apple + sage cornbread dressing, roasted sweet potato wedges, string beans, and cranberry relish. The meal finishes off with a caramel apple tart, vanilla bean ice cream with coffee/tea. Not to mention, the dinner events are BYOB. Make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. The dinner will be moved inside in case of inclement weather. 

Click  here to buy your tickets for the 11/13 dinner event, click here to buy tickets for the 11/20 dinner event, and click here to learn more about Om Sweet Home.

[In addition to vegan and GF, the full meal is soy-free and palm oil-free. Allergens include coconut, walnut, pecan, chestnut, apricot, corn and pumpkin seeds. Full list will be provided at the dinner]


Our 7th Annual Fall Photo Contest #FallinLoveWithHoboken | 10/1 – 10/31

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Sweater weather is finally here, and you know what that means if you’re a fall lover: pumpkin picking, apple pie, PSL, and best of all: seeing the leaves go through the seasonal color transformation. To commemorate the season’s beauty and living locally, Hoboken Girl is excited to announce our 7th Annual Fall Instagram PhotoContest, #FallinLovewithHoboken running until October 31st. This is your month to enter and win amazing prizes from 12 local businesses by posting your favorite things about Hoboken and Jersey City in the fall on Instagram.

Click here to read all about our fall photo contest, how to enter, and some past inspo to #FallinLoveWithHoboken.


Local Hoboken, Jersey City (+Beyond) Events

CASA Volunteer Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, October 13th | 6:30PM

Join CASA for the next Virtual Information Session on October 13th at 6:30PM to learn about how you can become a CASA Volunteer. Learn more here.


Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice

Wednesday, October 13th | 6:30PM-7:30PM 

Get your flow on with Asana Soul. The class occurs every Wednesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM. The event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.


Karaoke at House of ‘Que

Wednesday, October 13th | 7PM 

Head over to House of ‘Que for the Wednesday Karaoke event, every Wednesday. Learn more here.


The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, October 14th + Monday, October 18th | 4PM-8PM 

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The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market will be at the Grove PATH Plaza every Monday and Thursday now through December 20th. Shop at a variety of local vendors including Stony Hill Farms, Hoboken Farms, Cake Jars, and many more. Learn more here.


Dr. Julie DiGioia’s Tricky Tray

Thursday, October 14th | 6PM-9PM | Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City

Join Hall-DiGioia Surgical Center for Breast Care on October 14th to benefit community breast cancer education and support group services in Hudson County at the Zeppelin Hall Biergarten in Jersey City. Each ticket purchased includes participation in the basket Tricky Tray, one drink ticket, $25 in raffle tickets, and a votive candle to honor and remember friends, neighbors, and family. There will be live music by the incredible band, Jersey Sound. Food is available for purchase. Masks are recommended. Sign up here.


Gallery Mix + Sip at Roig Collection Art Gallery

Thursday, October 14th | 6PM-8PM | Every Thursday

Stop by Roig Collection Art Gallery every Thursday from 6PM-8PM for live music played by local artists, complimentary drinks, and beautiful artwork. Learn more here.


Tango Lessons at Gia Gelato

Thursday, October 14th | 6:30PM | Every Thursday

Stop by Gia Gelato in Jersey City on Thursdays at 6:30PM for tango lessons for beginners. Learn more here.


Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks: Dave Schramm

Thursday, October 14th | 7PM-8PM | Every Thursday

Hoboken Talks

The Hoboken Historical Museum hosts a live-streamed program called Hoboken Talks every Thursday that is streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter and features a different guest every week. This week’s event features Hoboken music scene mainstay Dave Schramm. Register here.


Zumba on the Pier

Thursday, October 14th + Saturday, October 17th | 7PM-8PM + 10AM-11AM | Every Thursday + Saturday

Join the Exchange Place Alliance with Zumba instructors Idania and Natalia for a fun and energized Zumba workout. This event will be taking place every Thursday evening from 7PM – 8PM and on Saturdays from 10AM – 11AM. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, October 15th, Saturday, October 16th + Wednesday, October 20th | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM 

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HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market, held at the Grove Street PATH Plaza, in Jersey City, is an open-air bazaar featuring locally crafted fine art and hand-crafted goods from small businesses while connecting artists and artisans with the Jersey City and Metro NYC community. Learn more here.


Moore’s Place with Winard Harper

Friday, October 15th, Saturday, October 16th | Every Friday + Sunday

Stop by Moore’s Place and join legendary drummer Winard Harper & friends for an old-school jam session Every Friday & Sunday. Moore’s Place is located at 189 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Call (201) 332-4309 for more info. Learn more here.


Navratri 2021 

Friday, October 15th, Saturday, October 16th | 7PM-2AM 

Stop by 813 Newark Ave in Jersey City for Navratri 2021 in India Square. There will be a performance by Music Lovers Group (from India). Learn more here.


Mamas’ Night Out

Friday, October 15th  | 7PM-12AM 

Join Jersey City Mamas for a night out on Friday, October 15th, 7PM-12AM at Smorgasbar. Learn more here.


Live Music at 902 Brewing Co.

Friday, October 15th  | 7PM-10PM 

Stop by 902 Brewing on Saturday from 7PM-10PM for live music. Learn more here.


Josie Cotton at White Eagle Hall

Friday, October 15th | 8PM

Stop by White Eagle Hall to see Josie Cotton perform. Learn more here.


Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, October 16th | 9AM-2PM | Every Saturday through December

Stop by the Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market happening every Saturday through December under the 14th Street viaduct. Enjoy live music while shopping for fresh food. Learn more here.


Vintage Around the Park

Saturday, October 16th | 10AM 

The Vintage Truck and Hoboken Historical Museum are hosting a pop-up vintage shopping fair, “Vintage Around the Park,” in Shipyard Park on Saturday, Oct. 16th from 10AM – 5PM with over 25 local vendors offering carefully curated collections of vintage and hand-embellished fashions and other items at price points for every budget. Learn more here.


Clean Green Hoboken Cleanup

Saturday, October 16th | 10AM-1PM | Every Saturday

Join Clean Green every Saturday 10AM-1PM to volunteer for clean-ups in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Jersey City Cleanup: Jersey City Heights

Saturday, October 16th | 10AM-1PM | Every Saturday

Join Clean Green every Saturday 10AM-1PM to volunteer for clean-ups in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Fall Hike with Slow AF Run Club

Saturday, October 16th | 11AM-2PM 

Join Slow AF Run Club for its first fall hike at Alpine State Line Lookout from 11AM-2PM. If you enjoy hiking, nature walking or power walking, this hike is perfect for you. Learn more here.


Pitness in the Park

Saturday, October 16th | 11AM-2PM 

Stop by Hamilton park from 11-2PM for @pitnessinthepark. All dogs and breeds are welcome, as long as they are dog + people friendly. Learn more here.


Tia Planta Pop-Up in Honor of Pitness in the Park

Saturday, October 16th | 11AM-2PM 

Stop by Hamilton park from 11-2PM in honor of @pitnessinthepark. Tia Planta will be selling plants for a cause that is very close to her heart. Learn more here.


Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, October 16th | 11AM-6PM | Every Saturday

Smorgasburg brings its incredible foodie expertise to 195 Hudson Street in Jersey City every Saturday. All COVID-19 protocols will be enforced in order to host a safe program for the community. Free to attend. Guests may be required to pre-register to attend. Learn more here.


Newport Centre’s Health & Wellness Beauty Expo

Saturday, October 16th | 12PM-4PM 

Newport Centre invites shoppers to attend the Health & Beauty Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 16th from 12PM – 4PM to celebrate all things health and beauty related. This event will include complimentary 10-minute massages on behalf of Harborside Sport and Spine, Macy’s will offer a Master Class in skincare and makeup application focusing on the eyes and Hudson Pro Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will have a physical therapist on site providing brief musculoskeletal consultations for those experiencing joint or spine pain. Additionally, Cyclebar Jersey City will offer (3) free mini classes at 12:30PM, 1:30PM and 2:30PM. Participants can register by texting “FREE CLASS” to 201-375-4775. Plus, Tousled Hair Salon will provide shoppers a complimentary curl refresh while Foot and Ankle Premier Specialist will provide free foot and ankle screenings. Learn more here.


Shopping for a Cause Breast Cancer Awareness Event a X d

Saturday, October 16th | 12PM-7PM 

Stop by a X d for their Breast Cancer Awareness Event on October 16th at both their stores Alba and a X d located at 503 Washington Street and 716 Washington Street. It will be from 12-7PM called “Shopping for a cause”. There will be raffles, sweet treats, drinks, and fun. All the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer.


Hudson West Folk Festival

Saturday, October 16th | 12PM-10PM 

Hudson West Folk Festival takes place on Saturday, October 16 from noon to 10PM. The annual all-day celebration of Americana, blues, and roots music moves to the state-of-the-art Nimbus Arts Center in the Powerhouse Arts District this year, with an eclectic lineup ranging from the “swampalachian” stomp of Swamp Cabbage, L.A. bluesman Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Long Island Americana sextet Quarter Horse, Nashville superduo Side Pony, and much more. Learn more here.


Crafts Pop-Up at Hoboken Historical Museum

Saturday, October 16th | 1PM-6PM  | Every Saturday

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Stop by the Hoboken Historical Museum for a pop-up series craft fair.


Grand Opening of the Cookie Connect

Saturday, October 16th | 4PM

The Cookie Connect is hosting their grand opening event at 305 1st Street. They will be giving out a box of two cookies – free chocolate chip cookie and a free Big Deb cookie (Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie Stuffed) cookie – to the first 100 customers. They will also have a raffle that customers can enter to win a $100 gift card.


Chinese Cooking Classes with Chef Gilley

Saturday, October 16th | 5PM | Recurring

Enjoy an authentic Chinese culinary experience led by Chef Gilley. In these live online cooking classes, you’ll experience training from Chef Gilley as you prepare a variety of classic Chinese recipes completely from scratch. Learn more here.


Chris Gethard: America’s Loosest Cannon Tour

Saturday, October 16th | 7PM + 9:30PM

Watch Chris Gethard perform at White Eagle Hall. He’s a comedian, actor, and author. He’s the host of the Beautiful/ Anonymous podcast, which was recently adapted into a four-part series streaming on Topic, the former host of The Chris Gethard Show, and wrote and starred in the HBO special Career Suicide. Learn more here.


Saturday Night Specials! Outdoor Comedy Shows @ Brightside Tavern

Saturday, October 16th | 7PM + 9:30PM | Every Saturday

Head to Brightside Tavern for this weekly comedy show with a new lineup of comedians hosted by Rich Kiamco at Brightside Tavern’s patio. Learn more here.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, October 16th | 8PM 

Head over to House of ‘Que for the Dueling Pianos event, every Saturday. Learn more here.


2-Mile Fun Run or Walk with Slow AF

Sunday, October 17th | 10AM  | Every Sunday

Join a 2-mile fun run or walk every Sunday at 10AM. Learn more here.


Breast Cancer’s Best Answer Event at Hudson Regional Hospital 

Sunday, October 17th | 10AM-1PM | 55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus

Join Hudson Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 17th for a series of discussions on breast cancer awareness and other health topics with top physicians and industry experts. Attendees will receive free breast exams and health screenings via Hudson Regional Hospital. RSVP here.


Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, October 17th | 10AM-2PM

The Riverview Farmers Market in Jersey City has fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Sunday 10AM-2PM. Learn more here.


Fall Family Fun With HFA Pumpkin Patch at Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Sunday, October 17th | 11AM-4PM

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The Hoboken Family Alliance is excited to present its first live event in 18 months with the HFA Pumpkin Patch, featured as part of the popular Artisan Market sponsored by Main Street Pops on Sunday, October 17. Families are invited to come decorate pumpkins, enjoy story time and pose for a Halloween family pic at a fabulous selfie station decorated by Cut 1 Floral. The free event is a fun-filled way to get into the spirit of one of Hoboken’s biggest traditions with the Halloween season upon us.


1st Annual Trade Show @ Wolfpack Hoboken

Sunday, October 17th | 11AM-4:30PM 

 Stop by the 1st Annual Trade Show at Wolfpack in Hoboken on Sunday October 17th, 11 AM – 4:30 PM. There are about 11+ vendors and local small businesses involved that will be raffling stuff off, give-aways and free samples. There will be music, decor and just an overall fun environment for all people.

Merienda: Filipino Heritage Day at Corgi Spirits

Sunday, October 17th | 1PM-8PM 

Stop by Corgi Spirits to celebrate Filipino American History Month. There will be a fantastic line up of music and vendors to bring awareness of the amazing Filipino culture in the community. Learn more here.


Afro-Puerto Rican Dance + Drum Lessons with Segunda Quimbamba

Sunday, October 17th | 2PM + 3PM | Every Sunday through December

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Join Segunda Quimbamba and Nimbus Arts for Afro-Puerto Rican dance + drum lessons every Sunday afternoon. Learn more here.


Grab and Go Grocery Bags Provided by The SALT Foundation

Sunday, October 17th | 2PM | Every Sunday

The SALT Foundation is providing Grab and Go grocery bags for anyone who may need free groceries. The Grab and Go bags will be donated every Sunday at 2PM until the food runs out at 637 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Outside @ The Brightside! Stand Up Comedy Sundays

Sunday, October 17th | 6PM | Every Sunday

Head to Brightside Tavern for this weekly comedy show with a new lineup of comedians hosted by Rich Kiamco at Brightside Tavern’s patio. Learn more here.


Annual Voices International Theatre Festival

Now-October 17th

This festival will take place in venues across Jersey City and online, the theme this year will be “art and democracy”. The festival will show work from a variety of ethnic, racial, gender, and political perspectives. Learn more here.


Bunnies by Joanne Hoersch

Now-Oct. 24th | 8PM + 3PM

Join Hudson Theatre Works on October 7th to see Bunnies by New Jersey Playwright, Joanne Hoersch. Bunnies tells the story of five Playboy Bunnies, who in 1973, at the New York Playboy Club, find themselves uplifted by the rise of feminism, haunted by the GoodBar murder and conflicted about their jobs as sex symbols, while they bond in humor and compassion over the course of one evening. It will be directed by Frank Licato with Bess Miller, Ryan Natalino, Irene Rivera, Serena Marie Williams, and Natalia Volkodaeva. Learn more here.


Little Hoboken’s Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Now-October 31st | 702 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Little Hoboken is once again hosting their Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser all month long as well as the virtual silent auction which will be held on October 27th. More details will be posted on the auction, follow @littlehoboken on Instagram for updates. Additionally, Little Hoboken has teamed up with several local businesses to encourage spending in the community + donating. Sales of select items from the following businesses will help raise proceeds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Jersey City:

  • The Black Rail: 15% of pumpkin latte sales.
  • Blo It Out Lounge: 50% of pink clip in hair extension sales will be donated.
  • Choc O Pain Bakery and Café will match 10% of all donations. Additionally, the bakery will be donating 10% of the rose lychee, raspberry, and violet cassis macarons all month long.
  • Emme & Max: 15% of hair accessories sales all month long will be donated.
  • The Green Room: A portion of the store’s sales of all pre-rolls in the month of October go to the team! (Plus, they’re in a super cute pink tube!)
  • House of Que will donate a portion of sales from its signature Fight Like a Mother Drink.
  • Little Hoboken will have new black leggings with hot pink “201” on the leg and grey with pink “Tough as a Mother” hoodies, and will donate 20% of the sales for each of these all month long to the team. And don’t worry if the store runs out, the team will take orders and get more. There will also be a donation jar IN-STORE ONLY for cash. All cash is donated to the team. Any donation of $20 or more will receive a free pink Fight Like a Mother tee while supplies last.

Visit the blog to learn more about all the ways Little Hoboken is raising funds and awareness for breast cancer.


Prime Cycle’s Pink Jar

Now-Oct. 31st

For every rider who wears pink to class throughout the month of October, Prime Cycle will donate $1 to their pink jar. The pink jar will be on display at the desk all month for riders to make any donation of their own at any time. You do not have to wear pink to donate – all donations are welcome. Join the studio for two breast cancer awareness rides scheduled and they will donate $5 for every person who rides. This year, Prime Cycle will raise money for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research at the Memorial Sloane Kettering and Dana Farber Institute in honor of Laura Nelson. All donations will be matched 100% by the Cancer Couch Foundation. Learn/donate more here.


Support Our Girls Virtual Race

Now-October 31st 

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Join Moon Joggers for the seventh annual Breast Cancer Awareness themed virtual race: Support Our Girls: No One Fights Alone race which includes 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, and 26.2 mile races. Moon Joggers honors all women who are courageously battling this disease. The event is $25 and 20% of the proceeds of every registration will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Races can be completed anytime in October 2021 and you will receive a medal upon completion. Sign up here.


Love Your Body Virtual Race

Now-October 31st 

Join Moon Joggers for the Second Annual Love Your Body virtual race. 1 mile, 5k, 10k, 13.1, and 26.2 virtual races are available — participants choose which distance to complete. You will receive a medal with a mirror on it that reads, “Remove the ‘I Want You to Like Me’ sticker from your forehead and place it on the mirror where it belongs.” a quote from Susan Jeffers. The race celebrates the beautiful and unique bodies we each have. Races can be completed anytime in October. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moon Joggers will be donating at least 20% of each registration to The Pink Fund, an organization that provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. Sign up here.


Celebrating The Goddess Exhibit at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

Now-October 31st 

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Head over to Pilsener Haus & Biergarten now through October 31st to view Denise Adler’s Celebrating The Goddess exhibit. Celebrating The Goddess is inspired by myths, legends, symbolism, and the events of the world. Learn more here.


Giving Digitized’s Virtual Charity Drive

Ongoing

Giving Digitized has set up a virtual charity drive for nonprofits for the month of September. Send supplies to charities in need. Learn more here.


Get Your Vaccine at Hoboken University Medical Center

Ongoing

Hoboken University Medical Center encourages people to get vaccinated. The hospital offers the Pfizer + Moderna vaccines. Call the hospital’s vaccine hotline at 201.821.8972 or sign up here.


HER Drive Hudson County Hosted by Students In Action

Ongoing

Students In Action, a student-run mutual aid group based in Hudson County, hosts a menstrual and hygiene product drive in order to help distribute donations to the Hudson County community in an effort to battle period poverty. They are collecting products for ALL menstruating people. Learn more here.


Open Call for Artists: Creativity Corner Hosted By The Hoboken Public Library

Ongoing | 2PM-3PM

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Showcase your artwork, poetry, and designs on The Hoboken Public Library’s social media pages. Learn more here.


“Magic Hour” – A Play by Mile Square Theatre

Ongoing

In this ecstatic SWG dance/theatre work, performers fling themselves through a scary/happy/sad dreamscape in search of how to be, how to make an impact, and how to fade away. Winner of Best Feature Film at the NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival 2021. Reserve tickets here.


Kid-Friendly Events

FALL FEST at Liberty Science Center

Now-Oct. 31st 

FALL FEST has arrived at Liberty Science Center. Pick out a pumpkin in NJ’s largest indoor Pumpkin Patch. Make your way through the Spider Maze (their version of a corn maze). Encounter cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions and more at the Creepy Crawler Corner. Experience one of the new, Halloween-themed shows in the planetarium. LSC is open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10AM – 5PM. Visit LSC.org to get tickets now. Learn more here.


Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Thursday, October 14th | 4PM-6PM 

Play Hoboken offers a children’s chess program every Monday, Wednesday + Thursday. The first session is free. Parents can sign up their kids on the website. Sign up here.


Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, October 14th, Friday, October 15th + Tuesday, October 19th | 11AM-2PM

Kids are welcome to enjoy some painting at the museum. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by adults. Masks are required. Learn more here.


Storytime at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum

Sunday, October 17th | 1:30PM-2PM | Every Sunday

This storytime program is designed for the youngest museum visitors, ages 2 – 5 years old, at the Fire Department Museum located at 213 Bloomfield Street. Stories and songs about city life are presented by Museum staff and guest readers every Sunday from 1:30PM – 2PM. All are invited, and the program costs $5 per family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more here.


Liberty Science Center’s PAW Patrol: Adventure Play Exhibit

Now-May 2022 

In the PAW Patrol: Adventure Play exhibition, kids will join the pups of PAW Patrol to answer every yelp for help. Enter the Lookout Tower where the pups live, guide the Sea Patroller through Adventure Bay and Beach, climb Jake’s Mountain, and drive the PAW Patroller. Learn more here.


Liberty Science Center’s Dino Dig Adventure Exhibit

Ongoing

Enter the 1,750-square-foot Dino Dig Adventure, where guests are immersed in the landscape of a real paleontological dig. Explore three dig pits and discover fascinating fossils poking out from the sand. Dig for fossils from seven different dinosaur species buried in more than 60 tons of sand. Learn more here.


View our Montclair Girl Events Guide for the Weekend— and for more events in Essex County, click here.


Greater NJ/NY Events

Hispanic Heritage Month 5K

Wednesday, September 15th-October 17th

Sign up for the Hispanic Heritage Month 5K. Log solo miles at a time and date you choose between September 15th-October 17th. Latinos Run is teaming up with Fleet Feet and On Footwear to bring you a hybrid 5K with virtual and in-person fun run options. The group will host an in-person meet-up and celebration on September 26th at 8:30AM. Learn more here.


The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards

Thursday, October 14th | 10AM-6PM 

Stop by the Hudson Yards’ Farmers’ Market every Tuesday + Thursday through September 30th on the Public Square + Gardens to shop local produce. Learn more here.


Third Year Anniversary Weekend at Montclair Brewery

Friday, October 15th-Sunday, October 17th | All Day

Head over to Montclair Brewery to celebrate the 3rd anniversary with new beers, and African, Caribbean, and American-style live music all weekend. Learn more here.


Tiny House Workshop in the Catskills

Friday, October 15th-Sunday, October 17th

Stay, eat, rest, cook, sleep, and live in a tiny house while learning how to design, move, and oversee-the-building of your own. Learn more here.


Benny the Butcher at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, October 15th | 7PM

Benny the Butcher will be at The Wellmont Theater on Oct. 15th. Learn more here.


Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, October 16th  | Multiple Times Available | Every Saturday

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Head over to Branch Brook Park for some family roller skating every week. It’s open to all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sign up here.


The Frontera Project at Luna Stage

Now-Saturday, October 16th | 7PM

The Frontera Project brings Mexican and US artists together in a unique, bi-lingual, interactive performance experience. Fusing theater, movement, music, and play, this dynamic piece engages the audience in a compassionate, often joyous conversation about the Border that lifts up the kinds of human stories that too often get lost in the noise of partisan agendas and media bubbles. Learn more here.


Upcoming Weekday Events

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Let’s Play Together Kids’ Program

Monday, October 18th | 3PM-4PM

Artist Issa Sow will lead “Let’s Play Together,” a weekly creativity workshop for kids ages 3-11. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Held outside in the walkway by the Museum entrance, the program is designed to be inclusive of children around the entire neurodiversity spectrum. The program is open to all, with a suggested $5 donation. Learn more here.


Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Monday, October 18th, Wednesday, October 20th + Thursday, October 21st | 4PM-6PM 

Play Hoboken offers a children’s chess program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The first session is free. Sign up here.


Saku Sushi-Making Class

Tuesday, October 19th | 6PM-7:30PM

Take a sushi-making class at Saku in Hoboken. In this hour and a half class, you will learn how to make three types of rolls and how to make the rice vinegar for your sushi rice. Saku is located at 936 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


JC Local Market

Tuesday, October 19th | 8PM

Stop by this weekly market at Harborside, perfect for grabbing fresh produce on the way home from work. Expect a delicious variety of artisanal items, plus jewelry and more. Learn more here.


Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Wednesday, October 20th | 6PM 

Learn how to play chess every Wednesday at Play Hoboken! The adult social chess night from 6-10PM is for all levels and basic instruction is available from 6PM-7PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase and it is a BYOB facility if anyone wishes to bring beer or wine. Learn more here.


Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice

Wednesday, October 20th | 6:30PM-7:30PM 

Get your flow on with Asana Soul. It occurs every Wednesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM. The event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.


Free Community Knitting Virtual Class

Wednesday, October 20th | 7PM

Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.


Ways to Give Back Locally

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.


Hudson Pride Center | 176 Palisade Avenue, 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. Opportunities include office assistant volunteer, tutor specialist, special event support facilities manager, and Pride Festival, volunteers. To learn more about Hudson Pride Center and what each volunteer opportunity entails, click here.


Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey | New Brunswick, New Jersey

Created back in 1999, the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLANJ) continues to carry out its mission of empowering Latinx communities to obtain political, economic, and social equality as well as to unify organizations and individuals in advocating for the rights of Latinx individuals in New Jersey. The opportunities and resources from the LLANJ are open to all and can be found here.


Partner Happenings

NJ Acupuncture’s Zen Spaces in Bayonne + Jersey City: Why We’re Obsessed

NJ Acupuncture in Hudson County is the go-to place for all your acupuncture needs. Acupuncture can help with weight loss, infertility, stress relief, and even relieve pain caused by endometriosis. NJ Acupuncture Center opened in 2016 with two locations in Jersey City and Bayonne. The center provides customized treatments to assist each patient in attaining a well-balanced body and mind by using ancient theories combined with modern advances in Eastern medicine.

Exclusive Hoboken Girl Offer: Mention Hoboken Girl to receive 20% OFF your first session at Acupuncture Center, located in Jersey City at 550 Newark Avenue, Suite 201 and in Bayonne at 930 Kennedy Boulevard. Click here to book an appointment.


Mustard Seed School in Hoboken Hosting Info Sessions This Fall

Mustard Seed School in Hoboken is an arts-infused Christian school for Preschool through 8th Grade students that focuses on encouraging the creative minds of tomorrow. Located adjacent to Church Square Park at 422 Willow Avenue, Mustard Seed School has been a member of the Hoboken community for over 40 years. The school is deeply committed to providing an education that prepares students not just for high school and college, but for life.

Don’t forget the upcoming information sessions to be held on Saturday, October 16th (in person), November 6th (in person), and December 11th (via Zoom) families can attend information sessions from 9AM to 11AM. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Mustard Seed School is located at 422 Willow Avenue in Hoboken adjacent to Church Square Park. Please call Imaani Sanders, Director of Admissions at 201-653-5548, Ext. 123 or via email at isanders@mustardseedschool.org with any questions.


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A Guide to the Best NJ Spots for Festive Fall Foliage

Lymphatic Drainage: What it is + Where to get it Locally

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events in NJ

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Yarleen is a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and freelance writer with an affinity for poetry, astrology, and fried plantains. Born in Jersey City and raised in West New York, where she currently resides, this Hudson county native can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage really. A St. Peter’s University alum with a degree in Communication and Media Culture, Yarleen was News Editor of her college newspaper, while also reporting for the Hudson Reporter and The Jersey Journal. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently rollerskating}, or typing away on her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.