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69 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Aug 11-18

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Happy August! 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, movie nights, kid-friendly events, and so much more. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend (August 11th – August 18th).

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

Featured Events

UPCOMING EVENT: Hoboken Wellness Crawl 9/19 — Purchase Your Tickets Now!

 September 19, 2021 from 11AM – 4PM | PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

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Our Annual Hoboken Wellness Crawl Event is back in-person — happening September 19, 2021 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM in Hoboken AND tickets are available now! Think of it like a ‘bar crawl’ but for wellness businesses in our area. The crawl will feature brick-and-mortar businesses + online/mobile businesses — who will be offering an exclusive freebie item for all crawlers + giveaway prize for one lucky crawler. The goal of the Hoboken Wellness Crawl is to connect local residents with wellness businesses in Hudson County to celebrate all of the incredible food, fitness, health, and beauty options available in our community. You’ll get a map, bracelet, bag, and then walk or bike all around #Hoboken at your leisure to visit different wellness businesses locally who all are giving away freebies, class passes, samples, and more.

Click here to get your tickets for the 2021 Hoboken Wellness Crawl. 


Local Hoboken, Jersey City (+Beyond) Events

Slice’s Free Pizza Party at Hot House

Wednesday, August 11th from 4:00PM – 7:00PM | DOWNLOAD THE SLICE APP NOW

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On Wednesday, August 11th from 4:00PM – 7:00PM, Slice is hosting a free pizza party at Hot House | 606 2nd Street, Hoboken. Slice helps support over 16,000 pizzerias across the country with tech that makes it easy for pizza lovers to order from their favorite shops — and is showing Hot House some love by buying out every pie and throwing a free pizza party in Hoboken. All you have to do is show you support local independent pizzerias by showing your Slice app at the door and you get FREE LOCAL PIZZA. Be sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Click here to download the Slice App and click here to learn more about the free pizza party at Hot House.


JC’s La Festa Italiana

Wednesday, August 11th-Sunday, August 15th | 5PM-11PM

Jersey City’s longest-running Italian street festival, La Festa Italiana, is back! There will be delicious food from authentic Italian dishes to classic fair food like zeppoles. Festival-goers can enjoy several fair games and live music performances including three new bands. Learn more here.


Movies Under the Stars in Hoboken: Frozen 2

Wednesday, August 11th | 8PM 

Every Wednesday, enjoy Movies Under the Stars on August 11th at 8PM at Pier A Park. Learn more here.


Jennie Kwon Jewelry Pop-up at Love Locked

Thursday, August 12th-14th | 12PM-6PM

Jennie Kwon Designs has a popup at Love Locked from Thursday to Saturday. Schedule an appointment for a free custom consult or just pop in. Love Locked is located at 353 Grove Street in JC. Learn more here.


Berry Lane Park Concert Series

Thursday, August 12th | 6PM-8PM

The Berry Lane Park summer concert series will have performances every Thursday through the end of August. Learn more here.


Gin Making Class with Master Distiller Nate Thompson

Thursday, August 12th | 6PM-9PM 

Learn how to make your very own gin with Head Distiller, Nate Thompson, at Corgi Distillery. Learn more here.


Roll with the Winners: A Night Time Biking Experience

Thursday, August 12th | 6:30PM

Join a nighttime bike ride through Jersey City. The ride will start at 225 Monticello Ave. in Jersey City. Learn more here.


The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 12th + Monday, August 16th | 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.


Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks: Diane Stiglich, Artist, Author + Home Decor Maven

Thursday, August 12th | 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 Diane Stiglich, artist, author and home decor maven. Register here.


Concerts In The Park

Thursday, August 12th | 7PM-9PM 

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The city of Hoboken recently released its summer schedule of Concerts in the Park and other events, including tributes over the summer to three musical legends: Hoboken native Frank Sinatra; Bob Dylan; and songwriting great Tom Petty. Please see the flyer for each location.


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, August 13th, Saturday, August 14th + Wednesday, August 18th | 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 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.


Latin Jazz PierFest

Friday, August 13th | 6PM-9PM | Recurring 

The producers of the Jersey City Jazz Festival are back with the highly anticipated return of PierFest, a Friday night Latin Jazz series at the J.Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange Place in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Light Up Pride Night

Friday, August 13 | 7:30PM – 10PM

Light Up Pride Night

Come celebrate JC Pride with Bike JC and the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival in this special ride celebrating the 20th Anniversary Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival. Riders are encouraged to decorate and light up their bikes in honor of the festivities. Ride gathers at 7:30 and rolls at sunset. The ride will begin at 325 Grove Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Corgi Comedy Club

Friday, August 13th | 8PM-10:30PM

Sip the delicious cocktails of Corgi Spirits while being entertained by a showcase of hilarious comedians from Jersey City, NYC, and beyond. Learn more here.


Movies in the Park: Dora and the Lost City

Friday, August 13th | 8PM

Every week, enjoy Movies in the Park in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, August 14th | 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 launch a safe program for the community. Free to attend. Guests may be required to pre-register to attend. Learn more here.


Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, August 14th + Sunday, August 15th | 12PM-3PM 

Head over to The Cottage for live jazz every Saturday and Sunday. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Puerto Rican Parade + Festival

Saturday, August 14th + Sunday, August 15th | 12PM-9PM 

Join the 61st Annual Puerto Rican Parade + Festival on Saturday, 8/14 + Sunday, 8/15 from 12PM to 9PM at Christopher Columbus Drive (Between Marin Blvd. & Warren Street). Kick-off will be in front of Lincoln Statue on Kennedy Blvd. There will be games, food + performances. Learn more here.


PRIDE with Silent DISCO

Saturday, August 14 | 6PM – 9PM

Celebrate Family PRIDE with Silent DISCO and Hooping Workshop. This year’s Silent Disco comes to the lawn at Canco Park: don headphones and pick the music. There will be three channels, including a live DJ. Choose your favorite and dance the night away. Learn more here.


Queer Sunset Yoga

Saturday, August 14 | 6:30PM – 8PM

Bring a yoga mat & enjoy a calming yoga session at Pier C Park. Learn more here.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, August 14th | 8PM 

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


2-Mile Fun Run or Walk with Slow AF

Sunday, August 15th | 10AM 

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


Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, August 15th | 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.


Hoboken Cove Boathouse Summer Kayaking + Paddle-Boarding

Sunday, August 15th | 11AM-3PM 

Hoboken Cove Boathouse is hosting an array of summer events including paddle boarding and kayaking. Join them every weekend through September 12th. Learn more here.


Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Sunday, August 15th | 11AM -4PM

Main Street Pops Outdoor Artisan Market offers unique artisanal products from local makers, artists and creators. The market is every third Sunday from 11AM-4PM under the 14th Street Viaduct, allowing shoppers and vendors room to spread out for a COVID safe, open air shopping experience. Learn more here.


Gringo’s Drag Brunch Bingo

Sunday, August 15 | 11AM – 4PM

Join Gringo’s for great food, drink specials, hot beats, free bingo + prizes as nightlife celebrity Linda Simpson calls your balls in this special Pride Edition of Gringo’s Drag Queen Bingo hosted by laugh riot James Ventola. Learn more here.


Tia Planta Pop Up at Corgi Spirits

Sunday, August 15th | 12:45PM-2PM

Join this Tia Planta Pop Up to welcome Shayla and her plant parenting workshop. Get your hands dirty, learn the ABC’s of plant care and cut loose. Learn more here.


Ball in Lincoln Park

Sunday, August 15 | 4PM – 8PM

Join Vogue Ball in Lincoln Park in honor of Jersey City/Hudson County Pride. There will be a live Vogue battle on the mobile stage with pop-up drag and queer performances. Learn more here.


Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl

Sunday, August 15 | 6PM – 11PM

Join Hudson Pride as they visit some of their favorite downtown watering holes.


Outside @ The Brightside! Stand Up Comedy Show

Sunday, August 15th | 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.


Jersey City’s Summerfest Concert Series

Sunday, August 15th | 6PM-8PM 

SummerFest is a concert series that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Liberty State Park during the months of July and August. Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, Jazz, Blues, Vintage and Classic Rock, Country, Cuban Dance, Funk and R&B. Learn more here.


Giving Digitized’s Virtual Charity Drive

Month of August

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


Annual Donation Drive

Now-August 31st

Now through August 31st, participate in an annual donation drive. Items should be dropped off to Smile Preschool JC at 194 Newark Ave, M-F from 8AM-6PM. Learn more here.


TANGENTS: New work by Miguel Cardenas

Now-September 10th

In celebration of Jersey City PRIDE month, the Art House Productions Gallery is excited to present “TANGENTS”, a solo exhibition of new work by Miguel Cardenas from August 1st to September 10th at Village West Gallery in Downtown Jersey City. Learn more here.


Constructed Paintings Exhibit at Dvora by Jersey City Artist Bruce Halpin

Now-September 14th 

Dvora Gallery is presenting the latest works of Jersey City artist Bruce Halpin, Constructed Paintings. The show will continue through September 14th. 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.


Swimming in Jersey City

Ongoing

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Do some laps at Pershing Field’s Aquatic Center in Jersey City. Learn more here.


HER Drive Hudson County Hosted by Students In Action

Ongoing

Students In Action, a student-run mutual aid group based in Hudson County, is hosting 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

Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Thursday, August 12th | 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, August 12th, Friday, August 13th + Tuesday, August 17th | 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.


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.


Mozart for Munchkins

Sunday, August 15th | 10AM

Mozart for Munchkins creates a relaxed, interactive, and engaging environment where children and their families can experience and enjoy the wonders of classical music with a hint of jazz and bluegrass. Learn more here.


Storytime at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum

Sunday, August 15th | 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.


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, August 12th | 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.


Dog Days of Summer Exhibit & Music on Main

Friday, August 13th | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday

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There are over 120 dog and cat sculptures exhibited up and down the entire length of Main Street, Boonton. Learn more here.


Music with Michaela: Outdoor Music Class for Little Ones

Saturday, August 14th | 11:15PM- 12PM | Every Saturday

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Little ones will learn seasonal songs, play instruments, move their bodies, and have fun with Michaela! The event will take place in the grassy area on the corner of Essex Street and Chestnut Street in Montclair. If there is a need for a rain date, you will be given a 3 hours notice prior to the start of class. Register here.


Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, August 14th | 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.

Upcoming Weekday Events

New Parents Outdoor Meet-up at Cafe Esme

Monday, August 16th | 10:30AM-12PM | Every Monday

Come out to have coffee and meet with other parents at Cafe Esme outdoors. They have a beautiful patio in the back to enjoy this summer. The meetup will be every Monday from 10:30AM-12PM. Babies and kids are welcome to join too. Learn more here.


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

Monday, August 16th | 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.


Weekly Summer Series Hosted by JC Families

Monday, August 16th | 5PM-6:30PM 

Stop by every Monday evening for a rotating series of family-friendly events that will include magic shows, puppet shows, music, and more. Events are free to attend. Learn more here.


Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Monday, August 16th, Wednesday, August 18th + Thursday, August 19th | 4PM-6PM 

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


Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy

Monday, August 16th | 8PM

Enjoy Movies in the Park every week in Jersey City. Learn more here.


JC Local Market

Tuesday, August 17th | 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.


Saku Sushi-Making Class

Tuesday, August 17th | 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.


Karaoke Pride Night

Wednesday, August 18 | 5PM – 10PM

Karaoke Pride Night

Join Hudson Pride for the Pride edition of Karaoke Wednesdays at Headroom’s front bar stage.


Groove on Grove in JC

Wednesday, August 18th | 6PM-9PM 

Groove on Grove is back! Head over to Grove PATH Plaza for good vibes and live music. Learn more here.


Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Wednesday, August 18th | 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, August 18th | 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, August 18th | 7PM-PM 

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


August Stand Up Comedy Night at Mulligans in Hoboken

Wednesday, August 18th | Doors open at 7:30PM 

Join a comedy show at Mulligan’s Pub in Hoboken for a funfilled night of Stand Up Comedy. Learn more here.


Ways to Give Back Locally

Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps | 707 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Getting to and from a healthcare facility in the event of an emergency is not something people think of until the time comes. Thankfully, one non-profit in Hoboken has this covered—but only with the help of volunteers. The Hoboken Ambulance Corps is a 100% volunteer-based, free resource for the community. To keep the organization running, they need volunteers in many capacities. 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.


Community Emergency Response Team | 715 Summit Avenue, Jersey City

Because a disaster can strike at any time, the Community Emergency Response Team in Jersey City wants to be sure that all members of the community are safe and well taken care of. This volunteer-based organization is always in need of support from residents. Volunteers are given hands-on and virtual training on basic first-aid, fire extinguishing, rescue techniques, and more before becoming a member of the team. Learn here.


Partner Happenings

Lightbridge Academy on Willow Avenue is Now Open

Lightbridge Academy on Willow Avenue is officially open in uptown! An early childhood education center – Lightbridge Academy Willow Ave offers care for children from 6-weeks-old to 5-years-old.

Call (201) 963-6700 or email hoboken_nj_willow@lightbridgeacademy.com to schedule your very own personalized in-person or virtual tour of the newly constructed building.


Lucas Dental Associates: Offering Professional Dental Care in Hoboken

Lucas Dental Associates in Hoboken is poised to help community members achieve the goal of a better smile. To celebrate National Align Your Teeth Day on August 11th, Lucas Dental Associates will offer exclusive deals for HG readers.

Exclusive Offer: New customers can receive a complimentary Invisalign consultation with latest digital imaging + $1500 off (including retainers and whitening), AND when you start an Invisalign treatment with Lucas Dental Associates on 8/11, you can receive a Crest Oral B Genius 5000 power brush (while supplies last) – all when you mention ‘Hoboken Girl’.


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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.