• Hoboken + Jersey City Pride {August 2019}: Where + How to Celebrate

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    If you thought June was the only time to celebrate Pride, think again. Hoboken + Jersey City’s annual Pride celebrations in August are officially here, celebrating locally. This year, Hoboken’s Pride Week will be running from Thursday, August 8th through Sunday, August 18th, and the week’s worth of events will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the Mile Square, as well as emphasizing the diversity of Hoboken.

    In Jersey City, the celebrations will be running from now through Sunday, August 25th, all leading up to the highly-anticipated 2019 Jersey City Pride Festival in Downtown JC {along the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall}.

    Now that Hudson Couty Pride 2019 is upon us, we’ve rounded up all the events you can participate in to celebrate and spread the love.  Keep reading for a roundup of where + how to celebrate pride in Hoboken + Jersey City this August 2019.

    Hoboken

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    Vogue Ball History + Performances at the Hoboken Public Library — Thursday, August 8th at 7:00PM

    Celebrate the history of the Vogue Ball over at the Hoboken Public Library.

    Flag Raising with Mayor Bhalla and the City of Hoboken at City Hall — Friday, August 9th at 10:00AM

    Join Mayor Bhalla and the City of Hoboken for a ceremonial flag-raising in front of City Hall.

    Drag Brunch at Birch Restaurant + Bar — Sunday, August 11th from 12:00PM-4:00PM

    Enjoy a special drag brunch over at Birch.

    Hoboken Pride 2019 Welcome Event at La Casa Restaurant — Monday, August 12th at 7:00PM

    La Casa in Hoboken will be hosting a Hoboken Pride 2019 welcome event for the LGBTQ+ community.

    Gender Open Parenting Workshop at the Hoboken Public Library — Thursday, August 13th at 6:30PM

    Join other parents for a special workshop on how to give your kids space to discover their gender.

    Gender Free Haircut Club:  Free Haircuts + Hair Advice for Queer + Transgender Youth at Hair Cult Salon + Spa — Wednesday, August 14th from 11:00AM-3:00PM

    Hair Cult Salon + Spa will be giving free hair cuts and advice for queer + transgender youth this week.

    Bike Hoboken: Pride Ride! {location TBD} — Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30PM

    Celebrate Pride with your brightest bike lights throughout Hoboken. The location is TBD,  but check the Hoboken Pride or Bike Hoboken Facebook pages for updates.

    Wine and Cheese Mixer — Thursday, August 15th at 7:00PM

    Enjoy a special wine and cheese mixer to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The location is TBD, but guests can RSVP by emailing hobokenpride@hobokennj.gov.

    YouTube Channel LGBTQ Star Lindsey of Queer Kid Stuff at Hoboken Public Library — Sunday,  August 18th at 12:00PM

    YouTube star Lindsey of Queer Kid Stuff will be entertaining kids ages five to 12 at the Hoboken Public Library.

    For a full list of Hoboken Pride events, click here.

    Jersey City

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    Pride Karaoke at LITM — Monday, August 5th at 9:00PM

    Celebrate Pride with a Pride karaoke night over at Jersey City’s LITM.

    Growing in JC + Crystal Letters Open Mic Night — Pride Edition at Butler Cafe — Tuesday,  August 6th from 7:00PM-9:30PM

    Catch an open mic night for Pride over at Butler Cafe.

    That’s So Gay! Art Exhibition Opening at LITM — Tuesday, August 6th from 7:00PM-11:30PM

    Join LITm for an art exhibition opening of the newest exhibit, That’s So Gay!

    An Evening with Barbara Herr at Hard Grove Restaurant — Thursday,  August 8th from 7:00PM-12:00AM

    Spend the evening with trans actor and singer Barbara Herr at Hard Grove Restaurant.

    Out + Up at Art House Productions — Saturday,  August 10th from 6:00PM-10:30PM

    Art House Productions will partner with Hudson Pride for a Couch Chat with LGBTQ+ artists.

    2nd Annual Pride With Your Pup at Corgi Spirits — Sunday, August 11th from 2:00PM-8:00PM

    Corgi Spirits will host its second annual Pride With Your Pup event.

    Rainbow Revue with Lillian Bustle! Burlesque + Drag Show at FM Resturant — Tuesday,  August 13th from 7:00PM-11:00PM

    Join Lillian Bustle for a drag + burlesque show at FM Restaurant.

    Lez Drink at Six26 – Thursday, August 15th from 5:00PM-8:00PM

    Six26 will host a Queer Women’s happy hour.

    Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam at Word Jersey City — Saturday, August 17th from 11:00AM-12:00PM

    Harmonica Sunbeam will be over at Word Jersey City hosting a special drag queen story hour.

    5th Annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl — Saturday, August 17th 4:30PM-10:30PM

    Happening at various local bars, participate in a Jersey City Pride bar crawl.

    Panel Discussion on Current LGBTQ Issues at Gerald Drashf Community Center — Monday,  August 19th from 6:00PM-8:00PM

    Hosted by the Hudson Pride Center for a special panel discussion on the current LGBTQ issues.

    4th Annual Roman Nose Pride Aperitivo at Roman Nose — Monday, August 19th from 7:00PM-12:00AM

    Jersey City’s Roman Nose will be hosting a pride aperitivo event.

    Jersey City Pride Flag Raising And Award Ceremony at City Hall — Wednesday, August 21st from 4:00PM-5:00PM

    There will be a raising of the gay pride and trans pride flags at City Hall.

    Raising Pride: Stonewall Edition 2019 at The Ashford — Wednesday, August 21st from 5:30PM-9:30PM

    The Ashford will celebrate Stonewall 50 and honor Mayor Fulop with the Leadership of Pride Award.

    The Road to Stonewall 50 at Art House Productions — Friday,  August 23rd from 7:00PM-10:00PM

    Enjoy a screening + talk of The Road to Stonewall 50 at Art House Productions.

    19th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival — Saturday, August 24th from 1:00PM-9:00PM

    Celebrate pride with the 19th annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival on Newark Avenue.

    For a full list of Jersey City Pride events, go here.

    Do you know of any other Hoboken Pride events happening? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them in! 


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    Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.


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