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101 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Halloween Weekend 2021

by Yarleen Hernandez
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It’s almost Halloween! This week’s Hoboken + Jersey City (and beyond) events guide has got you covered with spooky fun for the whole family, including 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 27th-October 31st — and there’s truly something for everyone, whether you want to dress up for Halloween or not.

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

Featured Events

Lucas Dental Associate’s Halloween Candy Buyback Event

Monday, November 1st – Tuesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 4th – Friday, November 5th from 2:00PM-4:00PM | LEARN MORE NOW


On Monday, November 1st – Tuesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 4th – Friday, November 5th from 2PM-4PM, Lucas Dental Associates, 232 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken will be hosting a Halloween candy buy-back event for local residents to support our troops. Children will receive $5 for up to 5 pounds of candy + a free toothbrush, while the candy will be sent to our troops. Make sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Click here to learn more about the Halloween candy buy-back event and learn more about Lucas Dental Associates.

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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.

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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

Women Rising’s Silent Auction

Now-October 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 28th + Monday, Nov. 1st | 4PM-8PM 


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.

Gallery Mix + Sip at Roig Collection Art Gallery

Thursday, October 28th | 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 28th | 6:30PM | Every Thursday

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

Better Off Dead Halloween Party at Antique Loft

Thursday, October 28th | 7PM-9PM 


Join Antique Bar for a killer Happy Hour and to die for libations. All in the Antique Loft Penthouse, providing you with a view that’ll make you scream. Music provided by Aleo Productions. Costumes, encouraged, wear a costume for 10% off your pick of poison. Costumes are optional, good vibes are not. Learn more here.

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks:

Thursday, October 28th | 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 Irene Sobolov, talking about her experiences growing up in Hoboken. Register here.

Zumba on the Pier

Thursday, October 28th + Saturday, October 30th | 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.

Halloween Movie at Corgi Spirits

Thursday, October 28th | 7PM-10PM 

Stop by Corgi Spirits for Halloween Night. Corgi Spirits is located at 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City. Learn more here.

JCTM Presents: NFT Happy Hour

Thursday, October 28th | 5PM-8PM

Stop by Pet Shop in JC for a free bi-weekly NFT happy hour. Hang out, chat NFTs/crypto/blockchain, and have some fun. The vibe is chill and casual, so come as you are and prepare for some great convos and collaboration with an innovative tech community. Learn about the power of NFTs and help elevate one other to bring your dreams to life. Learn more here.

Family Promise’s An Evening of Promise: Bridging a Better Future Together

October 28th | 6PM-8:30PM

On October 28th, Family Promise will be holding a Fall event, An Evening of Promise: Bridging a Better Future Together. It will be at Grace Van Vorst Church in Jersey City from 6PM to 8:30 PM. This event is a celebratory fundraiser cocktail party honoring our Board’s Vice President Sister Georgette Gavioli’s 29 years of service at St. Aloysius. The proceeds will fund the general operating cost of shelter locations. Family Promise of Hudson County (FPHC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates under a national umbrella organization. They serve families with children that have already lost or are at risk of losing their homes and assist them with the necessary resources to get back on their feet. Learn more here.

Nightmare on Mercer Street at Franklin Social

October 29th-31st 

It’s SPOOKY SZN and Franklin Social is getting ready for a Halloweekend to remember. There will be spooky foods + drink specials. Learn more here.

Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting of PLNTD

Friday, October 29th | 11:30AM

Join PLNTD for the grand opening and ribbon cutting on October 29th at 11:30AM. There will be giveaways from the shop all weekend long at 16 Erie St, Jersey City. Learn more here.

Trunk Or Treat with the Jersey City Police Department

Friday, October 29th | 3PM-5PM 

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to “Trunk or Treat” with the Jersey City Police Department-East District. Emergency vehicles will be decorated and officers 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.

HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, October 29th, Saturday, October 30th + Wednesday, Nov. 3rd| Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM 


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 29th, Saturday, October 30th | 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.

Live Music at 902 Brewing Co.

Friday, October 29th | 7PM-10PM 

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

Restaurant Night at O’Hara’s Downtown- A Fundraiser to Benefit The Spina Bifida Association

Friday, October 29th | 8PM-12AM

Stop by O’Hara’s on Oct. 29th from 8PM to midnight for Restaurant Night hosted by Sabrina Cid. The event will benefit The Spina Bifida Association. There is a $10 suggested donation per guest + a raffle. Contact Sabrina to RSVP here.

The Pink Gala Affair

October 29th | 8PM-11:30PM | 3167 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen

The Ariagna Perello Civic Organization will host the Pink Gala Affair Breast Cancer Awareness Award Ceremony on October 29th at 8PM. The event will be held at The Boulevard located at 3167 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen. This year the group will be honoring breast cancer survivors. Your donation of $80 will include dinner + dance. Although Sangria will be provided, there will be a cash bar where drinks can be purchased separately. Proceeds of this event will be donated to local breast cancer organizations. RSVP here.

The Robyn Party at White Eagle Hall

Friday, October 29th | 8PM

Stop by White Eagle Hall to for a Robyn Party. Learn more here.

Halloween Party at Astor Bar

Friday, October 29th | 8PM

Stop by Astor Bar in JC for the Halloween Party. Learn more here.

Strangers Stopping Strangers: A Night of the Dead at Finnegan’s

Friday, October 29th | 9PM

Stop by Finnegan’s Irish Pub for their Halloween bash + costume party: Strangers Stopping Strangers. Learn more here.

Rabies Clinic at Liberty Humane Society

Saturday, October 30th | Multiple Times

License your dog or cat with Jersey City and receive a free rabies vaccination. You can also choose to add other vaccines or a microchip to your appointment, at a low cost. This clinic is for Jersey City residents only. Learn more here.

HoBOOken 5K Race

Saturday, October 30th | 8AM 

The HoBOOken 5K Race is the perfect way to get into the spooky spirit: the race winds its way through Hoboken and runners wear Halloween costumes. The race has virtual and in-person options this year and is scheduled to happen in-person on October 30th at 8AM + a virtual race option is available for completion October 30th-November 6th. When you sign-up for the HoBOOken 5K race, you are running for a good cause. Proceeds will support The Hoboken Shelter which shelters 50 people nightly, serving 530 meals daily and hosting 1,000 showers weekly for those in need. Sign up here.

The Sanderson Sisters at The Cottage

Saturday, October 30th | 9AM-1PM

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

Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, October 30th | 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.

Clean Green Hoboken Cleanup

Saturday, October 30th | 10AM-1PM | Every Saturday

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

Jersey City Cleanup: Jersey City Heights

Saturday, October 30th | 10AM-1PM | Every Saturday

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

Local Barre’s Barre & Bubbles Class

October 30th | 10:30AM | 1180 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken



Join Local Barre on Saturday October 30th at 10:30AM for a donation-based outdoor open barre class for Breast Cancer awareness month. All proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen Foundation. Learn more here.

Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, October 30th | 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.

Trick or Treat at Lincoln Park

Saturday, October 30th | 11AM-12:30PM 

Stop by Lincoln Park in JC for some trick or treat fun. There will be pizza, drinks, face painting and more. Learn more here.

Party with Purpose’s Charity Cornhole Tournament + Halloween Costume Contest

Saturday, October 30th | 12PM-5PM

Party with Purpose will host a charity cornhole tournament on Saturday, October 30th at Pilsener Haus and Biergarten. Wear a costume and you’ll be entered to win a prize.

Hoboken Historical Museum Halloween Pop-up

Saturday, October 30th | 1PM-6PM

Stop by the Hoboken Historical Museum for a Halloween Pop-up + Halloween Costume Party. There will be games for kids, pumpkin painting, face painting, costume contest with prizes, and pizza for kids from @trattorianapoli4525 starting at 4PM. Learn more here.

Halloween Parade at Pershing Field Park

Saturday, October 30th | 1PM-3PM

Stop by Pershing Field Park in Jersey City for a Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 30th for the whole family. There will be a photo booth available 1-3PM. Learn more here.

Halloween Bar Crawl

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

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

The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s Resurrection Party Presented by Dancing Tony at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, October 30th | 4PM-10PM 

Stop by Corgi Spirits for The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s Resurrection Party and Stolen Equipment Fundraiser. This is a free event, but Dancing Tony will be raising money to help replace sound and lighting equipment that was stolen from the cemetery grounds fundraiser last weekend. Corgi Spirits is located at 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City. Learn more here.

Halloween Haunted House

Saturday, October 30th | 5PM-9PM

Stop by Hudson County Park in Bayonne for a kid-friendly Halloween Haunted House event. Learn more here.

Chinese Cooking Classes with Chef Gilley

Saturday, October 30th | 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.

Saturday Night Specials! Outdoor Comedy Shows @ Brightside Tavern: Halloween Theme

Saturday, October 30th | 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. On Oct. 30th, wear a costume for a chance to win a prize! Learn more here.

Harmony Dispensary Presents: Terminal of Terror 5 – Halloween Costume Party

Saturday, October 30th | 8PM 

The Terminal of Terror 5 is a unique energy-filled Halloween costume party located in a new outdoor Art Deco venue under a bridge – 227 Coles Street in Jersey City. $500 cash prize to the best costume of the night. There will be drinks, food trucks, live DJs, live art, cannabis education, and more. Learn more here.

Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que: House of Horror

Saturday, October 30th | 8PM -11PM

Head over to House of ‘Que for the Dueling Pianos event, every Saturday. Oct. 30th will feature a Halloween theme: House of Horror which will include a costume contest, prizes, and more spooky fun. Learn more here.

Zeppelin Hall’s Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 30th | 9PM

Zeppelin Hall’s legendary Halloween Bash is back. Free admission and $1,000 first prize costume contest. Learn more here.

Gringo’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 30th

Stop by Gringo’s Tacos on Oct. 30th for an all day Halloween Party. There will be a Halloween costume contest with a $250 prize. Learn more here.

Brown Harris Stevens’ Halloween Goodie Bags

Sunday, October 31st

Make sure to stop by one of Brown Harris Stevens’ locations on Halloween to pick up a Halloween goodie bag. The Hoboken location is located at 200 Washington Street and will have goodie bags from 12-5PM. The Montclair location will have goodie bags available from 1PM-4PM and is located at 635 Valley Road. Learn more here.

Hoboken Pop Up: An Immersive Balloon Experience

Now-October 31st

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 through October 31st.

Halloween-Themed Stoop Decorating Contest

Now-Oct. 31st 

The Cottage is doing a Jersey City wide contest. Do you have the best stoop? Do you know someone who does? Submit + tag them. Learn more here.

Gia Gelato’s Halloween Storytime with Steph

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 9AM

Stop by Gia Gelato for Halloween storytime with Steph on Sunday October 31st at 9AM. Learn more here.

Dracula at The Cottage

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 9AM

Stop by The Cottage on Sunday October 31st at 9AM for breakfast with Dracula. The event is perfect for kids. Learn more here.

2-Mile Fun Run or Walk with Slow AF

Sunday, October 31st | 10AM | Every Sunday

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

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, October 31st | 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.

JC’s Halloween Family Bash

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 12PM-8PM

Stop by for a ghoulishly good time on PATH Plaza and Grove Street on Halloween. There will be games, a corn maze, face-painting, rides, pumpkins, sand art, music, and candy. Learn more here.

Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 12PM-2PM

Join the Washington Park Association and dog lovers in the community for a special Howl-O-Ween event. There will be a parade around Park 4 (around the dog run) as well as a costume contest. Bring your pup dressed up for the events and enter the costume contest with a $5 donation. Learn more here.

McGinley Square Live Music Series: Halloween Theme 

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 1PM-3PM

Stop by the last McGinley Square Live Music Series, with a Halloween theme + Halloween party. The event will take place at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Montgomery Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Tia Planta Doggoween Party

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 1PM-4PM

Join Tia Planta on Halloween from 1-4PM to celebrate Doggoween. There will be a DJ, prizes, treats, tricks, plants and puppies. Dress to impress as your pup can win you amazing prizes from your favorite local businesses. The Dog Contest will begin at 3PM. Learn more here.

Afro-Puerto Rican Dance + Drum Lessons with Segunda Quimbamba

Sunday, October 31st | 2PM + 3PM | Every Sunday through December


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 31st | 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.

East Newark Trick or Treat

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 3PM-5:30PM

Do some trick or treating in East Newark’s Veterans Park, hosted by Mayor Dina Grillo. There will be snacks, refreshments, and free trick or treat bags. Learn more here.

Zombie Opera in Jersey City

Sunday, Oct. 31st | 6PM-8PM

This Halloween, opera will rise again from the grave. Come hear the Zombie Opera on Jersey Ave (between 6th & 7th) from 6-8PM. You’re not going to want to miss this gory musical extravaganza. Learn more here.

Outside @ The Brightside! Stand Up Comedy Sundays

Sunday, October 31st | 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.

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.

Drink for a Cause at Gringo’s

Now-Oct. 31st

Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Gringo’s Tacos by ordering one of their pink drinks and posting it using the hashtag #gringosforacure. Learn more here.

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 


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 


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


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


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


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


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 28th | 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 28th, Friday, October 29th + Tuesday, Nov.  | 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 31st | 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


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

Tinga Montclair’s Yappy Halloween Event for Pups

October 27th | 3PM-7PM 

Bring your costumed pup to Tinga’s for dog treats + goodie bags. Learn more here.

Practical Magic at Alchemy Scent Bar 

Wednesday, October 27th | 7PM-9PM 

Sign up for the Alchemy Scent Bar Practical Magic event. Make a custom candle, learn basics of Tarot from @3witchway (and take home your own Tarot deck) & get a henna tatoo by @henna_by_priti7. Seats are limited so call the shop for tickets. Call the store to reserve your spot: 862-930-2333. Learn more here.

Blue Steel Pizza Co.’s American Psycho Event: Dinner at Dorsia

October 27th | 7PM 

Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now…Join Patrick Bateman and the BSP team for this exclusive and theatrical Chef’s Table: Dinner at Dorsia on Wednesday, October 27th at 7PM. Your job? Watch American Psycho before your arrival. Limited seating available. Learn more here.

The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards

Thursday, October 28th | 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.

Halloween At The Garden

Friday, October 29th-31st

Stop by The Garden Oct. 29th-31st for Halloween-themed celebrations. Come dressed in costume on Saturday and compete for cash prizes. $1,000 for first place and $500 for second. Learn more here.

Rick Wakeman at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, October 29th | 8PM

Stop by The Wellmont Theater on Oct. 29th to watch Rick Wakeman perform. Learn more here.

5K Spirit Run

October 30th | 8AM 

The 5K Spirit Run is set to happen in person on October 30th at 8AM. The course begins and ends on The Green on Broad Street across from Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K race that will benefit the historic Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Cottage Place in Bloomfield. The 5K course is USATF-NJ sanctioned and certified. Learn more here.

Healing Circle: Tree-Planting Ceremony in Honor of Lives Lost to COVID-19

October 30th | 10AM-12:30PM 

 Seeds & Berries will host a special tree planting ceremony and art showcase on Saturday, October 30th, to honor loved ones lost to COVID-19. The event will take place at ‘Giving One Tenth Garden, 715 S 20th St., Newark. The event is open to the community-at-large to attend and support the planting, as well as be encouraged to write the names of family, friends, neighbors and/or colleagues on “legacy stones” that will adorn the garden. The ceremony and subsequent art-based healing circle are the culmination of a series of ‘Grief Relief’ workshops facilitated by Seeds & Berries with local children, hospital staff and currently incarcerated people who, to this day, are still coping with the explicit, nuanced and compounded grief over the course of the pandemic.

Montclair Film Festival + Partnership with OUT Montclair

Now-October 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.

Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, October 30th | Multiple Times Available | Every Saturday


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.

Halloween Festival at Bloomfield Center

October 31st | 12PM-4PM

Bloomfield Center is full of thrills this Halloween on Washington St. Stop by for a Haunted Maze, People and Pets Parade, and of course, candy. Learn more here.

LGBTQ+ Halloween Youth Party “Oh My Gourd”

Oct. 31st | 12PM-4PM

Join Edge NJ for their LGBTQ+ Halloween Youth Party, “Oh My Gourd”. The event is aimed for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13yrs – 17yrs. Costumes are optional. The event is located at 3 Executive Drive, Morris Plains. Learn more here.

Halloween Doggy Costume Contest at Montclair Brewery

October 31st | 2PM-7PM

Dress your dog up and strut down the stage at Montclair Brewery. Whoever gets the most votes wins, starting from 2-6PM with voting every hour. Dog treats, prizes to win, and of course petrifying pups. Come to win or come to watch. Learn more here.

Halloween Costume Party at Montclair Brewery

October 31st | 7PM-10:30PM

Pregame for Halloween at Montclair Brewery with live mixes by DJ Rebexx. Come in your best Halloween look for a chance to win a cool prize or just relax have a spooktacular time. Learn more here.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Call and Response Book Virtual Event

Monday, Nov. 1st | 1PM


Little City Books will host the Call and Response virtual event on Nov. 1st at 1PM featuring Hoboken Girl’s Jordan Hernandez. Veronica Chambers’ Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by U.S. history. Veronica Chambers will virtually visit 5th-12th grade classrooms to discuss, along with Jennifer Harlan. Learn more here.

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

Monday, Nov. 1st | 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, Nov. 1st, Wednesday, Nov. 3rd + Thursday, Nov. 4th | 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, Nov. 2nd | 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, Nov. 2nd | 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, Nov. 3rd | 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, Nov. 3rd | 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, Nov. 3rd | 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

This Hoboken Daycare Center is Now Open After a Year of Pandemic Struggles

Dear World Academy is now open for enrollment. The program combines a strong curriculum, a thoughtfully designed space, and exceptional teachers to offer a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The philosophy at Dear World Academy highlights the need for a safe and nurturing environment as children begin to explore the world.

You can call 201-238-2449 with questions or email [email protected]Don’t forget to mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ in-person or use the discount code “HOBOKENGIRL” online to receive $10 off of your first visit.

Attain Medspa in Hoboken Launches New Skincare Membership

Hoboken’s own Attain Medspa has prioritized creating a skincare line for pre-teens, teens, and adults. The self-care haven has launched a new membership feature giving clients young and old the chance to embrace the skin they’re in. 

Attain Medspa is located in the Monroe Center at 720 Monroe Street, Suite E407 in Hoboken. Interested clients can call 201-471-0612 with questions or book an appointment.

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

The HDSID Halloween Family Bash will take place 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. 

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