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61 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Labor Day Weekend | August 31-September 3, 2023

by Hoboken Girl Team
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Summer is in its final stretch as August comes to a close. It’s time for Labor Day weekend, and many residents are headed out on a last-minute getaway. However, there are a lot of happenings for those staying locally. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has everyone covered with a Rooftop Tiki Night at 902 Brewing Co., Jersey City Day of Fashion in Jersey City, Coffee at Roost Outpost, and more. Below is the list of Hoboken + Jersey City events happening this weekend August 31st through September 3rd, 2023.

Disclaimer: These events are included editorially as a community resource, and The Hoboken Girl is not affiliated with hosting unless explicitly stated. For the most up-to-date and accurate info including inclement weather cancellations, please contact the host directly.


Kids + Adult Tennis Lessons with Super Duper Tennis This Fall

Starting this Tuesday, September 7th | LEARN MORE

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Super Duper Tennis is hosting both kids and adult group tennis lessons in Hoboken and Jersey City this fall after Labor Day Weekend. Kids tennis lessons will be available on Saturdays from 12:00PM-6:00PM at HOPES Rue Gym, located at 301 Garden Street in Hoboken for ages 4-9 years old with all equipment provided and 4:1 class ratios. Adult group tennis lessons ranging from beginner to advanced will be available seven days a week with pre-work and evening options available in Newport 105 River Drive S. in Jersey City. Not to mention, Super Duper Tennis also has private lessons available during the weekdays from 11:00AM-4:00PM. 

Click here to sign up for the kids’ programs, click here to sign up for the adult lessons and click here to learn more about Super Duper Tennis. 

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The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s Red Hand

Friday, September 1st at 7:30PM and 9:45PM and Saturday, September 2nd at 6:30PM and 9:00PM | BUY TICKETS

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club located inside Dorrian’s Red Hand at 555 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City has four shows this weekend on Friday, September 1st at 7:30PM and 9:45PM and Saturday, September 2nd at 6:30PM and 9:00PM. All shows are hosted by comedian Rich Kiamco and will feature comedians from Nickelodeon, Colbert, Gas Digital, MTV, Showtime, America’s Got Talent, iTunes, Tru TV, and Boston Comedy Festival. Show tickets $25 for all shows plus a 2 item minimum per person (food or drink with 20% gratuity automatically added).

Click here to buy tickets, click here to learn more about Dorrian’s Red Hand, and click here to learn more about The Laugh Tour.

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To make home hunting that much simpler, our parent brand The Local Girl has launched a Real Estate Listings Directory. The directory is an ever-growing, curated list of real estate properties throughout New Jersey, from Hoboken, Jersey City, + down to the Jersey Shore. Whether you’re looking for a new house, condo, or rental, or you’re looking to list your property as a realtor or owner, we’re here to help you find your way home.

Click here to browse The Local Girl’s real estate listings directory and click here to learn more about how it works.

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Hoboken Ultimate Frisbee at Sinatra Field

Thursday, August 31st | 7AM

This free, co-ed event will be held at 525 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Strength Sculpt with Melanie at The Fit Club

Thursday, August 31st | 7:30AM – 8:15AM

This event will be held at 1301 Adams Street C3 in Hoboken. Learn more here.


HDSID Presents Summer Farmers Market

Thursday, August 31st | 4PM – 6PM

Get ready to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, and goodies from local vendors at the summer market of 2023. This market will be located at Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Hoboken Talks with Frank Hanavan

Thursday, August 31st | 7PM

Frank Hanavan will be interviewed by Bob Foster on Hoboken Talks. This event will be held virtually. Learn more here.


Philip Nasty + The Tom Gallo Showcase, Dog In A Man Suit, + The Planes at Pet Shop

Thursday, August 31st | 7PM – 11PM

Come out to see Philip Nasty and his backing band “The Tom Gallo Showcase,” Dog In A Man Suit, and The Planes. This event will be held at 193 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here


Crockpot Comedy at White Eagle Hall

Thursday, August 31st | 8PM

Join Nate Marshall, Alex Grubard, Alex Nicholas, Black Force, and The Docs for a stand-up showcase. This event will be held at 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Trivia Night at House of ‘Que

Thursday, August 31st | 8PM – 11PM

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


Jack Breslin at Fox + Crow

Thursday, August 31st | 8PM – 10PM

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


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Save Ellis Island Hard Hat Tours at Ellis Island

Ongoing

This is a 90-minute guided tour of the unrestored Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital Complex. Tickets offer self-guided Audio Tour headsets as you tour around both Ellis Island and Liberty Island. This event will be held at Ellis Island in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Friday Workout at Northwest Resiliency Park

Friday, September 1st | 5:45AM

A weekly workout for all men to take part in a boot camp-style workout. This event will be held at 12th and Jefferson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Red Cross Blood Drive at City Hall

Friday, September 1st | 11AM – 4PM

This event will be held at 311 13th Street in Hoboken. Registration is required. Learn more here.


Rooftop Tiki Night at 902 Brewing Co.

Friday, September 1st | 7PM

Dance the night away with beats from DJ BizzNice while sipping on craft beer, there will be food from Sahara Grill + Pita. This event will be held at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Madd Hatter’s Dueling Pianos Event

Friday, September 1st | 7PM – 10PM

Madd Hatter’s famous Dueling Pianos event will be held at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Uptown Farmer’s Market in Hoboken

Saturday, September 2nd | 9AM – 2PM

This market will be open for business between Grand and Adam Street under the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Coffee at Roost Outpost

Saturday, August 26th | 10AM – 11AM

Enjoy a weekly coffee and pastries catch-up, hosted by The Meet Up Crew. RSVP is required. This event will be held at 55 1st Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Frank Hanavan, Maritime Artist-in-Residence at Hoboken Historical Museum

Saturday, September 2nd | 12:30PM – 3:30PM

There will be classes in knot-tying, ship model building, and the creation of hand-stitched sailcloth bags. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Walkway Pops at Hoboken Historical Museum

Saturday, September 2nd | 1PM – 6PM

Enjoy local vendors at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Musical Cooking Class by One Great Vegan

Saturday, September 2nd | 2PM – 3PM

The Singing Chef Gabrielle Reyes is conducting a live-streamed Musical Cooking Class where she will teach participants how to make some colorful and flavor-tastic treats from the comfort of their kitchens. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


The Corner Weekend Market in Jersey City

Saturday, September 2nd + Sunday, September 3rd | 3PM – 7PM

Come see Sean 9 Lugo’s solo show, The Corner, with a fun market filled with art, records, streetwear, and more. This event will be taking place at 77 Cornelison Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, September 2nd | 8PM – 11PM

This food, drink, and music extravaganza is a Hoboken favorite. Reservations are required and it will be held at 304 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Peter Fiordalisi Exhibit at Hoboken Historical Museum

Ongoing until September 17th

A solo exhibition of Peter’s work titled Patterns in the Palisades: The Pen + Ink drawings of Peter Fiordalisi is on display. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


OceanXplorer at Liberty Science Center

Ongoing until September 4th

LSC’s newest interactive exhibition is a replica of the actual OceanXplorer, the world’s most advanced research ship. This event will be held at 222 Jersey City Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Summer Streets on Sinatra Drive

Sunday, September 3rd | 8AM – 4PM

There will be vehicle-free access to streets for bicyclists + pedestrians for recreation + socialization. This event will be held on Sinatra Drive from 4th Street to Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


End of Summer Party at 902 Brewing Co.

Sunday, September 3rd | 12PM

Bid farewell to summer with music from F Gets No Love + Gabe Live, there will also be food trucks and more. You won’t want to miss this! This event will be held at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Industry Night at Rooftop at Exchange Place

Sunday, September 3rd | 4PM – 11PM

Chefs, bartenders, and servers can enjoy discounted eats including sliders, fries, and cocktails. This event will be held at 1 Exchange Place in Jersey City. Learn more here.


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Thomas + Friends Explore the Rails at Liberty Science Center

Ongoing

Young learners can practice counting objects, comparing sizes, and learning colors with their favorite crew of tank engines. This event will be held at 222 Jersey City Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, August 31st | 10AM – 12PM

Bring your child aged 2-5 to 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken for art-making. Learn more here.


BookBike Yoga Story Time at Elysian Park

Thursday, August 31st | 10:30AM

Catch the BookBike every Thursday with a children’s storytime. This event will be held at 1001 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Storytime at Hoboken Historical Museum

Friday, September 1st | 10AM – 11AM

Museum staff and other guest readers share stories, rhymes, and sing-alongs with children. This event will be held at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Pavonia’s Music Club at Pavonia Branch

Tuesday, September 5th | 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Join a song-circle-style jam session, guests can bring their instrument, voice, or listening ears. This event will be held at 326 8th Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Puppetonia Show

Wednesday, September 6th | 10AM, 11AM, 12:30PM

These music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression. This event will be held at 510 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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  • HDSID Farmers Market — Jersey City | August 31st; Learn more here.
  • Hackensack Brewing Vinyl Thursdays — Hackensack | August 31st; Learn more here.
  • Halloween Pre Party at the Ale House — Hoboken | August 31st; Learn more here.
  • Union Farmer’s Market — Union | August 31st; Learn more here.
  • Parsippany Farmers Market — Parsippany | August 31st; Learn more here.
  • Yappy Hour at Wonder Bar — Asbury Park | August 31st + September 1st; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | September 2nd; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market — Hoboken | September 2nd; Learn more here.
  • Bedminster Farmers Market — Bedminster | September 2nd; Learn more here.
  • Wayne Farmers Market — Wayne | September 2nd; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | September 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Pet Palooza Hosted by Megabites Events — Morristown | September 3rd; Learn more here.
  • West End Farmers Market — Hackettstown | September 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | September 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Garden State Plaza Farmers Market Hosted by Mega Bite — Paramus | September 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Farmers Market at Church Square Park — Hoboken | September 5th; Learn more here.
  •   Bark in the Park at Somerset Patriots — Somerset | September 5th; Learn more here.

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Freedom Liberty 75-Minute Cruise at Pier 78

Ongoing

Hop aboard on a boat ride where you can enjoy an open roof deck and witness the New York skyline and have a selfie opportunity with the Statue of Liberty. This event will be held at 455 12th Avenue in New York City. Learn more here.


Afternoon Tea in New York City

Ongoing

Join a journey of sight, sound, and taste, as guests explore New York in their own mobile tea room. This event will be held in New York City. Learn more here.


Public Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill

Thursday, August 31st | 12PM – 1PM

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a leisurely stroll in the gardens. This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here.


Public Gallery Tour at Wave Hill

Thursday, August 31st  | 2PM – 3PM

Explore exhibitions at Glyndor Gallery where you will learn more about the relationship between nature, culture, and site.  This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here.


Horizon Sounds of The City Hosted by NJPAC

Thursday, August 31st | 6PM

Performers from every ward of Newark take the stage for this free showcase of local talent. This event will be held at Chambers Plaza on NJPAC grounds in Newark. Learn more here.


Free Outdoor Yoga Experience in South Orange

Thursday, August 31st | 6PM – 8PM

Three Birds Yoga Studio, co-owner, Christina Helms will lead an all-levels yoga class accompanied by a live DJ, followed by juice shots and socializing. This event will be held at 20-32 Village Plaza in South Orange. Learn more here.


Broadway in the Park at Memorial Park Amphitheater

Monday, September 4th | 4:30PM

SOMA Stage will be presenting a celebration of Broadway in North Jersey, featuring many different performers. This event will be held at Memorial Park Amphitheater in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Salsa in the Sky at The Edge

Tuesday, September 5th | 7:30PM

Gleb Savchenko, a professional dancer seen on Dancing with the Stars will lead a one-hour high-energy Latin fusion dance experience. This event will be held at 30 Hudson Yards in New York. Learn more here.


Sky Bloom at The Edge

Ongoing

Step into an immersive floral display created by floral artist Ivie Joy. This event will be held at 30 Hudson Yards in New York. Learn more here.


INTER_ Interactive Art Experience

Ongoing

This event will be held at 415 Broadway in New York City. Learn more here.


Photoshoots at The Floral Escape

Ongoing

The Floral Wonderland is an interactive exhibition designed for photoshoots, video shoots, and capturing every memorable moment while immersed in florals. The Floral Escape is located at One Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Learn more here.


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Powerhouse Street Club’s Weekly Warm-Up at Departed Soles

Monday, September 4th | 6:45PM

The Monday warm-up is a weekly run/walk designed to prepare you for the week, with a 3.5-mile route that’s an out-and-back course from Departed Soles Brewery to the Water’s Soul Statue. This event will be held at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Strength Sculpt with Tory at The Fit Club

Tuesday, September 5th | 7:30AM – 8:15AM

This event will be held at 1301 Adams Street C3 in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Jersey City Day of Fashion at Various Locations

Wednesday, September 6th | Various times

Experience a day celebrating fashion filled with panel discussions and runway shows showcasing local talent. This event will be held at multiple locations in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Acoustic Wednesday’s On The Roof at 902 Brewing Co.

Wednesday, September 6th | 7PM

902 Brewing Co. hosts a different artist weekly on their rooftop patio. This event will be held at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


HIP FIT with Laura at Grassroots Community Space

Wednesday, September 6th | 7PM – 8PM

This event will be held at 54 Coles Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Live Music Wednesdays at Backstage Lounge

Wednesday, September 6th | 7:30PM – 10:30PM

This weekly musical event will be held at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


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Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County | Hoboken + Jersey City

The Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County was founded in 1893 to create a positive place for the youth of Jersey City. In the 129 years since its founding, the club has expanded its scope exponentially by offering a mix of nationally developed programs + activities. The Clubs serve more than 2,000 youth ages five to 21 annually in Clubhouses in JC + Hoboken, through a mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, + caring citizens of the community. To make a tax-deductible donation to cover costs such as meals, art supplies, or summer camp for a Club Kid, please mail a check to Boys + Girls Clubs of Hudson County, 225 Morris Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302 or click here to make an online donation.


The Hoboken Shelter | Hoboken

The Hoboken Shelter hosts 50 guests nightly + serves more than 1,000 meals throughout the week. As a full-service community partner, the Hoboken Shelter is a necessary resource within the neighborhood. The Shelter is always in need of donations + support to help keep its doors open and welcoming to its guests. Learn more here.


Liberty Humane Society | Jersey City

The Liberty Humane Society is an open-admission shelter contracted by Jersey City, Hoboken, + Bayonne that takes in strays day or night, medically assesses the animals, gives them vaccinations + microchips, spays or neuters them, + gets them socially prepared for lifelong adoptions. Volunteers help the shelter run smoothly, increase adoptions, + help make the animals happier. Learn more here.


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