84 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Oct 20-24

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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 20th-24th.

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

Featured Events

Celebrate Life at Home’s ‘Grateful’ Plaque Workshop 

Saturday, November 6th from 3:30PM-7:00PM | SIGN UP NOW

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Celebrate Life at Home | 1200 Park Ave, Hoboken is hosting a ‘Grateful’ Plaque Workshop on Saturday, November 6th from 3:30PM-7:00PM just before the Thanksgiving holiday. For just $125, attendees will receive their own custom hand-carved 18×24 ‘Grateful’ plaque from Northeast Furniture Studio, participants’ choice of two paint colors (two 120ml paint cans to take home), and all the tools needed for the DIY workshop. Masks are required for all workshop attendees. Plus, there will be apple cider and gluten-free + vegan treats by Om Sweet Home during the three hour workshop. Be sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Click here to sign up for the ‘Grateful’ Plaque Workshop and learn more about Celebrate Life at Home.


Club Pilates Edgewater’s One Year Anniversary Weekend Promotion

Saturday, October 23rd – Sunday, October 24th | SIGN UP NOW

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This weekend, Club Pilates Edgewater | 14 Edgewater Towne Center, Suite 3D is celebrating its one year anniversary. The studio will have free demo classes on Saturday at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 12:30PM and on Sunday at 11:00AM, 12:00PM, and 1:00PM. Not to mention, Club Pilates Edgewater will also be offering 10% off the first three months of memberships, 25% off CP merchandise, hourly raffles, and a chance to win a complimentary membership throughout the anniversary weekend. Make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Click here to sign up for the free demo class and learn more about Club Pilates Edgewater. 


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

Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice

Wednesday, October 20th | 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 20th | 7PM 

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


Women Rising’s Silent Auction

Thursday, October 21st-31st 

Women Rising’s Silent Auction will be launching on Thursday, October 21st through the end of the month. You’ll be able to browse through a selection of different trips, experiences, original items and so much more. All proceeds will benefit survivors of Domestic Violence. Learn more here.


The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, October 21st + Monday, October 25th | 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.


Fall Fest 2021 at Grove PATH PLaza

Thursday, October 21st | 5PM-6PM

Bring the kids out for some fall festivities at Grove PATH Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 21st. The first 100 kids to stop by will receive a free pumpkin to paint. Shop for your produce and bring along the kids for some fun. Learn more here.


Gallery Mix + Sip at Roig Collection Art Gallery

Thursday, October 21st | 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 21st | 6:30PM | Every Thursday

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


Jane DO’s Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Thursday, October 21st | 7PM 

Join Jane DO this Thursday for a cause. Each studio location will be Dancing Against Cancer, with a donation based Dance Your A$$ Off class followed by some cocktails sponsored by @ginlane1751. Donations from class will go to Red Door Community @reddoorcommunity in support of everyone who is affected by cancer. Learn more here.


Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks: Anthony Romano

Thursday, October 21st | 7PM-8PM | Every Thursday

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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 Anthony Romano. Register here.


Zumba on the Pier

Thursday, October 21st + Saturday, October 23rd | 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.


Hoboken Food Pantry’s Food Distribution Event

Friday, October 22nd | 10AM-12:30PM | Every 2nd Friday of the month

Hoboken Food Pantry’s food distribution event will take place every 2nd Friday of the month at multiple locations in Hoboken including 1301 Washington Street, 124 Grand Street, and 311 Harrison Street. Learn more here.


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, October 22nd, Saturday, October 23rd + Wednesday, October 27th | 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 22nd, Saturday, October 23rd | Every Friday + Sunday

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


The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s

October 22nd + 23rd | Fri: 5PM + Sat: 1PM 

Dancing Tony’s Presents: The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s at The Historic JC Harsimus Cemetery located at 435 Newark Ave. The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s is a Fundraiser for and at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery (The) Rock-it Docket & The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery host this annual event on the cemetery grounds every year with local musicians dressing up and performing songs of famous bands. After the cemetery show, the night’s theme continues with four after-parties. There will be food, refreshing beer, prize giveaways for best costumes, and more. Learn more here.


Oktoberfest at Pilsener Haus Continues in Hoboken: October 22-24

Friday, October 22nd-24th  | Starting at 6PM

The Pilsener Haus & Biergarten continues its Annual Oktoberfest this weekend from October 22nd to 24th. This month-long series of events will feature food, special cocktails, beer, and an outdoor music festival lasting through the weekend, including family entertainment on Sunday, October 24th. Concert admission is free. Food and drink tickets and special four-hour VIP packages are on sale at the event or available for pre-order online. You can follow along via Instagram and receive updates throughout the month or call 201-683-5465 with questions. Learn more here.


Live Music at 902 Brewing Co.

Friday, October 22nd  | 7PM-10PM 

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


 The Mountain Goats at White Eagle Hall

Friday, October 22nd | 8PM

Stop by White Eagle Hall to see The Mountain Goats perform. Learn more here.


Free Mammograms at Jersey City Medical Center

October 23rd | 9AM-12PM | 116 Newark Avenue, JC

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Stop by Jersey City Medical Center for a free mammogram from 9AM-12PM on Oct. 23rd.


Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, October 23rd | 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.


RENDOR Trunk Show at The Hive

Saturday, October 23rd | 9AM-12PM

Stop by The Hive for the RENDOR Trunk Show


Dog-Walk-A-Thon

Saturday, October 23rd | 10:30AM

On October 23rd, No Dogs Left Behind will be hosting its second Dog-Walk-A-Thon of the year. Learn more here.


Clean Green Hoboken Cleanup

Saturday, October 23rd | 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 23rd | 10AM-1PM | Every Saturday

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


Cannabis Expungement Clinic

Saturday, October 23rd | 10AM-4PM 

On Saturday, October 23rd, there will be a free Cannabis Expungement Clinic. If you or someone you know has non-violent cannabis charges or questions about their cannabis charges, Cooked Dispensary will have lawyers on-site to help assist in clearing your record. Services will include: free legal expungements, education, document prep, and wrap-around services for NJ residents. The event will take place at City Hall Annex located at 4 Jackson Square. Learn more here.


Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, October 23rd | 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.


Hoboken Pop Up: An Immersive Balloon Experience

Saturday, October 23rd-26th

The Hoboken Pop Up: An Immersive Balloon Experience will be a world of larger than life balloon sculptures, monsters and silly spooky characters this Halloween season. Located at Play! Hoboken, this experience is part a photo op, part interactive theater, and a balloons. Created by local artist Dave Brenn and his team of world-class balloon artists, this experience runs from October 23-26.

Bergen Square Day + Apple Fest

Saturday, October 23rd | 12PM-5PM 

Come celebrate the rich history and cultural diversity of Bergen Square. Located at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Academy Street, Bergen Square is the historical heart of Jersey City and today is a vibrant, bustling community where residents, pedestrians, commuters, shoppers, students, and church-goers come together to form an extraordinary, unique urban enclave. Ancient home to the Lenni Lenape and established by the Dutch as the first European settlement in New Jersey in 1660, Bergen Square has welcomed immigrants from around the world for centuries and now flourishes as the historical and cultural wellspring of Jersey City. Bergen Square Day will be held on Saturday October 23rd from 12 – 5PM, at Bergen Ave and Academy St. Learn more here.


Jersey City Craft Brew Fest Returns

Saturday, October 23rd | 1PM + 6PM 

ThJersey City Craft Brew Fest is back with 150+ styles of craft beer available to sample on October 23rd at the Morgan St. Lot (107 Morgan St, Jersey City. Learn more here.


The Bombay Glow Co.’s Mystique Beauty Salon 2 Pop-up

Saturday, October 23rd | 2PM-4PM 

Stop by the first pop-up for Mystique Beauty Salon 2 to sample their products. Learn more here.


Xtina’s Shop Halloween Costume Swap

Saturday, October 23rd | 2PM-6PM 

Xtina’s Shop will host a Halloween costume swap on Saturday, 10/23 in Lincoln Park during the Hay-Loween event. Learn more here.


Hay-LoWeen in the Park

Saturday, October 23rd | 2PM-6PM 

Stop by Lincoln Park in Jersey City for some fun Halloween activities including a hay ride, games, costume contest, food and more. Learn more here.


Witch’s Brew Launch Tour

Saturday, October 23rd | 12PM 

Join authors Shawn Engel and Steven Nichols for a night of mindful imbibing, a reading, and so much more! Each ticket includes a different signature drink (per venue) from their newly released book and an awesome swag bag. Learn more here.


Glow Walk Run 

Saturday, October 23rd | 2PMglow

 

Join the 8th Annual Glow Walk Run for epilepsy at Liberty State Park. There will be a costume catwalk and awards. Learn more here.


The Queen’s Court Presents: HallowQueen at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, October 23rd | 3PM-10PM 

The Queen’s Court returns with HallowQueen. Ticket proceeds will benefit Hudson Pride Center and the LGBTQ+ performers and vendors who will be entertaining visitors all day and into the witching hours. Guests are invited to show off their scariest and sexiest looks for the costume contest. Costumes are not required for entry but are highly encouraged. There will be drag performers, burlesque dancers, a live DJ, tarot readings, queer vendors, raffles, costume contests, and more. Tickets are $30. The ticket price includes 1 free signature cocktail. The event is 21+ at Corgi Spirits, 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City. Sign up here.


Halloween Bar Crawl

Saturday, October 23rd, 30th + 31st | 3PM-11PM 

The largest Halloween event returns bigger than ever. This year, Hoboken will have all the thrills and treats on October 23rd, 30th, and 31st. The crawl will be from 3PM – 11PM on each date. Learn more here.


Chinese Cooking Classes with Chef Gilley

Saturday, October 23rd | 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.


ARENA Relive The Rock at Pilsener

Saturday, October 23rd | 6:45PM

ARENA Relive The Rock will be at Pilsener Haus & Biergartenat for MusicFest 2021. Learn more here.


Masquerade at Nimbus: 2021-22 Season Opening

Saturday, October 23rd | 7PM 

Masquerade at Nimbus welcomes Jersey City’s elegant audiences for delectable food and drinks, auction, and an intensely beautiful performance from Nimbus Dance. Learn more here.


Saturday Night Specials! Outdoor Comedy Shows @ Brightside Tavern

Saturday, October 23rd | 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 23rd | 8PM 

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


Happy Hour For a Cause – A Fundraiser to Benefit The Spina Bifida Association

Saturday, October 23rd | 10PM-12AM

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Stop by McGinley Square Pub on Oct.23rd from 10PM to midnight for Happy Hour for a Cause hosted by Sabrina Cid. The event will benefit The Spina Bifida Association. Contact Sabrina to RSVP here.


Out of the Darkness Hoboken Walk to Fight Suicide

Sunday, October 24th | 9AM

The Out of Darkness Hoboken walk to fight suicide is scheduled for Sunday, October 24th in Hoboken at 9AM at the Babbio Center Atrium/Deck on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology. The Community Walks, held in hundreds of cities across the country, are the core of the Out of the Darkness movement, which began in 2004. These events give people the courage to open up about their own connections to the cause, and a platform to create a culture that’s smarter about mental health. Friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers walk side-by-side, supporting each other and in memory of those we’ve lost. Learn more here.


2-Mile Fun Run or Walk with Slow AF

Sunday, October 24th | 10AM | Every Sunday

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


Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, October 24th | 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.


Afro-Puerto Rican Dance + Drum Lessons with Segunda Quimbamba

Sunday, October 24th | 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 24th | 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.


Babes Who Brunch: Halloween Edition

Sunday, October 24th | 2PM

Join Babes who brunch: Halloween edition featuring collaborations with local boss babes. There’s a $250 prize for best costume. Learn more here.


Live Opera at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, October 23rd | 3PM-6PM 

Join Corgi Spirits for a special live opera. Corgi Spirits is located at 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City. Learn more here.


Outside @ The Brightside! Stand Up Comedy Sundays

Sunday, October 24th | 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.


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. 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 preventing and curing 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.


Soccer Tournament Fundraiser to Support Grieving Hoboken Family

Hoboken resident, Tadhg Ó Fátharta unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, September 21, leaving behind his wife and two young children. To help them during this difficult time, friends have organized a soccer tournament as a fundraiser. The tournament will be held on Saturday, November 27th at Sinatra Field in Hoboken beginning at 9AM. Participants must register to play.


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

Nickelodeon’s BOOniverse at American Dream Mall

Now-October 31st 

Stop by The American Dream mall for Nickelodeon’s BOOniverse with a monster mash bash of costumed characters, tricks and treats, spooky trivia and more. Learn more here.


FALL FEST at Liberty Science Center

Now-October 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 21st | 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 21st, Friday, October 22nd + Tuesday, October  | 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 24th | 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

The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards

Thursday, October 21st | 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.


Montclair Film Festival + Partnership with OUT Montclair

October 21st-30th

The tenth annual Montclair Film Festival will entertain film lovers and professionals from across the region and country with ten days of compelling independent films, comedies, documentaries, panels, family events and work by emerging artists. The festival will feature the premiere of many new films including The French Dispatch in addition to a conversation with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. OUT Montclair has partnered with the Montclair Film Festival. This year’s festival will feature a number of LGBTQ+ themed films, including several that are presented in partnership with OUT Montclair. Learn more here.


Halloween Candles + Cupcakes at Alchemy Scent Bar 

Wednesday, October 20th | 7PM-9PM 

Sign up for Alchemy Scent Bar Halloween event. @sotastyvegan will be teaching a class on how to decorate cupcakes for Halloween like a professional. Also, make a custom-scented candle and have some bubbly. Call the store to reserve your spot: 862-930-2333. Learn more here.


The French Dispatch at The Wellmont Theater

Thursday, October 21st | 7:30PM

Stop by The Wellmont Theater on Oct. 21st to watch the premiere of The French Dispatch. Learn more here.


The Harder They Fall at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, October 22nd | 7:30PM

Stop by The Wellmont Theater on Oct. 22nd to watch the premiere of The Harder They Fall. Learn more here.


Screening of Dionne Warwick’s Documentary at Wellmont Theater

Saturday, October 23rd | 4PM

New Jersey resident, legendary singer, HIV advocate, and Twitter Queen Dionne Warwick will be at the screening of her documentary, part of the Montclair Film Festival. The film is called “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over.” After the screening, Dionne and the director, Dave Wooley, will sit down to do a Q+A which will be moderated by none other than Montclair resident Stephen Colbert. The event will take place at Wellmont Theater at 4PM on October 23rd, tickets can be purchased here


Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, October 23rd | 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.


Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Victims at Crane Park

Monday, October 25th | 6:30PM

Join SOFIA at Montclair’s Crane Park for a vigil to honor victims of domestic violence. Learn more here.


Upcoming Weekday Events

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

Monday, October 25th | 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 25th, Wednesday, October 27th + Thursday, October 28th | 4PM-6PM 

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


Free Food Distribution

Tuesday, October 26th | 5PM-7PM

There will be a food distribution event on Tuesday, October 26 on the corner of 2nd St and Manila Ave. One distribution per household and while supplies last. For more info, call 201.963.8282 or email efrancisco@pacoagency.org. Learn more here.


Saku Sushi-Making Class

Tuesday, October 26th | 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.


The Little Play Co.’s Bubbly, Beads & Botanicals for Breast Cancer Event

Tuesday, October 26th | 6:30PM | 1400 Hudson Street, Hoboken

Stop by The Little Play Co. for the Bubbly, Beads & Botanicals for Breast Cancer event on Oct. 26th at 6:30PM. There will be a DIY succulent station, custom beaded bracelets, food, drinks and a silent auction. Proceeds will support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. DM or call if you’d like to donate to their silent auction. Learn more here.


JC Local Market

Tuesday, October 26th | 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.


LGBTQ+ Job Fair

Wednesday, October 27th | 10AM-2PM 

There will be more than 20 employers to exhibit at the LGBTQ+ Job Fair on Wednesday, October 27th. Bring your resume. Learn more here.


Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Wednesday, October 27th | 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 27th | 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 27th | 7PM

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


Trunk Or Treat with the Jersey City Police Department

October 29th | 3PM-5PM 

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to “Trunk or Treat” with the Jersey City Police Department-East District. They will have emergency vehicles decorated and will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters on 7th Street between Manila and Erie street. For more information, please call 201-547-5470. Learn more here.


The Sanderson Sisters at The Cottage

Saturday, October 30th | 9AM-1PM

Stop by The Cottage in JC to for a meet and greet with the spooky Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus. Learn more here.


Crafts Pop-Up at Hoboken Historical Museum

Saturday, October 30th | 1PM-6PM  | Every Saturday

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


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

The HDSID Halloween Family Bash is BACK for the Littlest Ghouls and Goblins of Hudson County

The HDSID Halloween Family Bash will take plce in Jersey City from 12PM to 8PM on Sunday, October 31st. Located at the Grove Street PATH Station Plaza, this event will be a one stop shop for Halloween candy, entertainment, and festivities. Participants both young and old can work as a team to escape the corn maze, aspiring fairies, unicorns, and animals can add a bit of whimsy with face painting, and everyone can enjoy being creative at the sand art station — all for $10. The event also features live music, inflatable pumpkin smash and scarecrow water games, rides, and pumpkin painting.

This event is possible thanks to the support of local sponsors: PostNetSix 26Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry, and The Ashford. Stay tuned for the upcoming information including the vendor list and feel free to contact 201-547-3554 with questions. The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District works with local businesses, property owners, and neighborhood associations in conjunction with the City government to promote the area, improve the services provided and undertake any and all activity to make Historic Downtown Jersey City a better place to live, work, and visit.


Upcoming Shows at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair That You MUST Attend

The Wellmont Theater in Montclair has evolved dramatically since it first opened in 1922 with vaudeville shows and silent movies. Following multiple ownership changes over the years and a rebranding in 2013, The Wellmont Theater booking operations went to premier concert promotion company Live Nation, positioning the historic venue as the go-to destination for New Jersey music lovers in the arts district of Montclair. The stage is host to live entertainment from music and comedy to film festivals and magic. Notable past performers include Chelsea Handler, David Blaine, Snoop Dogg, Ms. Lauryn Hill, + more. 

The Wellmont Theater is located at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. View the theater’s COVID-19 Policy here. You can call  973-783-9500 with questions and be sure to click here and sign up for the latest updates on upcoming shows at The Wellmont.


Mission 50: An Inspiring+ Productive Co-Working Space

The Mission 50 building is located at 50 Harrison Street in downtown Hoboken. This 80,000 square-foot boutique office property offers traditional for-lease office space and is home to the “original” Mission 50 coworking space.

Don’t forget to take advantage of 1 MONTH FREE on select new memberships at Mission 50 when you mention “Hoboken Girl Special.” You can click here to contact the team or call 201-581-7130 with questions. 

Remember to tag us on Instagram in your adventures @thehobokengirl or #HobokenGirl for a potential repost. xo


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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.