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76 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Aug 18-25

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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 18th – August 25th).

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

Featured Events

Lightbridge Academy Willow Ave’s Open Enrollment



Lightbridge Academy of Willow Ave | 1414 Willow Ave is officially open and currently enrolling for the fall. Lightbridge Academy offers full-time and part-time child care options for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. The classes are broken into age groups: the Infant program, the Toddler program, the Preschool program, and the Pre-K program. Plus, the academy is offering both in-person and virtual tours of the facility for local families. 

Call 201-963-6700 or click here to schedule your tour and learn more about Lightbridge Academy Willow Ave.

The Station Hoboken
Snap Fitness JC

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

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


Zap Fitness

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. This year we have over 100 vendors participating, all who are giving all Crawlers freebies when they stop by on the 19th during the Crawl and are hosting giveaways. For every ticket sold, we are donating $1 to the Hoboken Community Center Food Pantry. The crawl will feature brick-and-mortar businesses + online/mobile businesses. 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 that 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

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.

“Modern Cave Sounds,” A Special Concert at Sybil’s Cave Featuring Bill Brovold & Jay Kreimer

Wednesday, August 18th | 6:30PM

Sybils cave concert

The Hoboken Historical Museum is pleased to present “Modern Cave Sounds,” a concert at Sybil’s Cave Park, on Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30PM. Innovative composers, musicians, and instrument inventors Bill Brovold and Jay Kreimer will bring their musical experiment in cave acoustics to Hoboken in a one-of-a-kind concert open to all. Learn more 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.

Movies Under the Stars in Hoboken: Toy Story 4

Wednesday, August 18th | 8PM 

Every Wednesday, enjoy Movies Under the Stars on August 18th at 8PM at Pier A Park. Learn more here.

PGA Tour at Liberty National Golf Club

Wednesday, August 18th-22nd 

Experience the action this summer when the world’s best golfers return to Liberty National Golf Club for the first event of the PGA Tour’s season-ending FedExCup Playoffs. Learn more here.

Karaoke Pride Night

Wednesday, August 18th | 9PM – 11PM

Karaoke Pride Night

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

LezCLIMB at the Gravity Vault

Thursday, August 19th | 6PM-10PM

Stop by the Gravity Vault for LezCLIMB on August 19th from 6PM-10PM at the Hoboken location (1423 Clinton Street). Tickets are $14 for an all-day pass. Raffles and giveaways will be available, two free day passes, Pride t-shirts, water bottles & more. Learn more here.

Berry Lane Park Concert Series

Thursday, August 19th | 6PM-8PM

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

Zumba on the Pier

Thursday, August 19th  + Saturday, August 21st | 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.

Pride Drive-In Sing-Along

Thursday, August 19th | 7:30PM – 10:30PM

Pride Drive-In Sing Along

Hudson Pride hosts a drive-in sing-along screening of Yentl at Congregation Bnai Jacob of Jersey City.

The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 19th + Monday, August 20th | 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.

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks: Cassia Fidelis, Storytime Host + Popular Nanny

Thursday, August 19th | 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 Cassia Fidelis, storytime host, and popular nanny. Register here.

Jersey City Pride Flag Raising

Friday, August 20th | 12PM – 1PM

The township of Jersey City will raise the pride flag in honor of Pride Month. Learn more here.

HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, August 20th, Saturday, August 21st + Wednesday, August 25th | 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 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 20th | 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.

Regina & the Jamsauce Jamsession at Corgi Spirits

Friday, August 20th | 7PM-10PM

Famous for their Mashups & interpretations of classic & new hits, Regina & the Jamsauce puts on a show and unique Jam Session. Learn more here.

Emo Night Brooklyn at White Eagle Hall

Friday, August 20th | Doors open at 8PM | Show starts at 9PM

Emo Night Brooklyn is coming to White Eagle Hall on August 20th to celebrate Emo and Pop Punk music! Learn more here.

Drive-In Movie Night Series: The Blind Side

Friday, August 20th | 8:15PM

Join in on a socially distanced drive-in movie night! The event will be taking place at 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City. Spots are limited so please make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Gates open at 7:15PM, the movie starts at 8:15PM. After 8PM, your ticket will be forfeited and is non-refundable. Learn more here.

Movies in the Park: Cool Runnings

Friday, August 20th | 8PM

Every week, enjoy Movies in the Park in Jersey City through August 30th. Learn more here.

Dog Spotted’s First Annual Walk 2 Miles 2 Save Lives

Saturday, August 21st-August 28th

Walk 2 Miles 2 Save Lives is a walk-a-thon event dedicated to fundraising for rescue organizations and shelters. Learn more here.

Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, August 21st | 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 21st + Sunday, August 22nd | 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.

Pride Equality March

Saturday, August 21st | 1PM-1:30PM

Join JC Pride as they march for the 20th Anniversary LGBTQ+ Pride Festival Pride Equality March. Assembly for the march starts at noon at City Hall and begins at 1PM sharp. The march will then continue on Grove Street from City Hall to the Grove PATH Plaza and then up Newark Avenue to the main stage at Erie and Newark. The march is the kick-off to the Festival. Learn more here.

Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival

Saturday, August 21st | 1PM 

The Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival is returning to the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza this year to celebrate the 20th Anniversary. The Festival is on the Grove Street PATH Plaza and Newark Ave. between Grove St. & Erie St. A smaller footprint than previous years, but expect the usual over-the-top fun time. The festival will be followed by an after-party at Six26. Learn more here.

Community Story Swap

Saturday, August 21st | 2PM-4PM 

Join in on a Community Story Swap at Black Rail Coffee in Hoboken on Saturday, August 21st from 2PM 4PM. Swarna Ananthan, Founder & CEO of MagicPolygon, and Megan Levy, Founder of UnMasked Motherhood, will be discussing the magic of storytelling. Learn more here.

Gazebo Mic Club Concert in Church Square Park: “EltonJohnish”

Saturday, August 21st | 2PM – 4PM

In honor of Hoboken’s Pride Month, singer and musician Andrew Schwarz will present a solo concert titled “EltonJohnish” on Saturday, August 21 at 2PM in the Church Square Park Gazebo. He will perform some of Elton John’s popular hits such as “Candle in the Wind,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Rocket Man,” “I’m Still Standing,” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”  Learn more here.

Pride at Porta

Saturday, August 21st | 4PM-2AM 

Porta will be celebrating JC Pride this year with a rooftop party & show featuring bodacious babes Slaylani & Stella Luna. There will be drink specials, a photobooth, give aways and more. Also check out Porta’s outside pop-up bar at the Festival. There will be no cover charge. Porta will also be hosting an after party from 10PM-2AM with a DJ set by MXM. Learn more here.

Nimbus Arts Festival: Roots & Folk

Saturday, August 21st | 7PM-10PM

Sit back and enjoy an outdoor concert with an ice-cold beverage in hand, grab a bite from an on-site food truck, and browse local arts vendors. Learn more here.

Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, August 21st | 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 22nd | 10AM 

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

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, August 22nd | 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 22nd | 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.

Popup Artisans Crafts Fair

Sunday, August 22nd | 12PM-4PM 

The Hoboken Historical Museum will host a Pop-Up Crafts Fair on Sunday, August 22nd from 12PM to 4PM. Come by to shop for hand-crafted jewelry, household items, clothing, sweets, and more. Learn more here.

Drag Bingo with Harmonica Sunbeam!

Sunday, August 22nd | 3PM 

Drag Bingo is back on at the Corgi Spirits Outdoor Patio. Learn more here.

Hudson County Compost Grand Opening Ceremony

Sunday, August 22nd | 6PM 

NB Earth Talks is hosting the Hudson County Compost Grand Opening Ceremony on August 22nd at 6PM at the James J. Braddock Park Community Garden. Please bring your organic waste with you to the ceremony. Learn more here.

Jersey City’s Summerfest Concert Series

Sunday, August 22nd + Tuesday, August 24th| 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. As part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, jazz, Cuban dance, R&B, and more. 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


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



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

HER Drive Hudson County Hosted by Students In Action


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

creative corner

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

Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Thursday, August 19th | 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 19th, Friday, August 20th + Tuesday, August 24th | 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, August 22nd | 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 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

The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards

Thursday, August 19th | 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 20th | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday


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 21st | 11:15PM- 12PM | Every Saturday


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 21st | 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.

Upcoming Weekday Events

New Parents Outdoor Meet-up at Cafe Esme

Monday, August 23rd | 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 23rd | 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 23rd | Every Monday | 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 23rd, Wednesday, August 25th + Thursday, August 26th | 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

Monday, August 23rd | 8PM

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

JC Local Market

Tuesday, August 24th | 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 24th | 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.

Groove on Grove in JC

Wednesday, August 25th | 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 25th | 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 25th | 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 25th | 7PM

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

Outside @ The Brightside! Stand Up Comedy Show

Saturday, August 28th | 6PM | Every other 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.

Ways to Give Back Locally

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.

Hoboken Family Alliance | Hoboken

One of the oldest non-profits in Hoboken, the Hoboken Family Alliance is a resource for children and families in the Mile Square. HFA typically puts on various events and provides opportunities for children to learn and play in a safe environment while providing families with various needs, necessary resources. HFA has several opportunities for volunteering through its committees and sub-committees such as marketing, special needs, fundraising, and more. To find what may be of interest, check out the website and fill out the volunteer form.

Hoboken Historical Museum | 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken

The Hoboken Historical Museum was able to open during Phase two of the COVID-19 Reopening Plan. With the ability to accept a limited number of guests and to participate safely in city-wide events, the Hoboken Historical Museum is periodically in need of volunteers. To check if a need comes up and slots are available, check the sign-up form here. Volunteers are usually needed to set up information pamphlets, welcome registered guests, organize literature, etc. Learn more here.

Partner Happenings

Be.WELL Psychotherapy: An All-women Therapy Practice Serving in Hoboken

Be.WELL Psychotherapy is an all-women therapy practice serving Hoboken with a team of 25+ therapists and support staff — with a goal of continuing to destigmatize therapy + communicate that mental health is just as important as your physical health. 

Exclusive Offer: New therapy patients will get a free consultation with a therapist best suited to their specific needs.

Dr. Park Avenue’s New Look: Gold Coast Medical Artistry in Hoboken

Gold Coast Medical Artistry is one of Hoboken’s top med spa locations, offering aesthetic treatments intended to rejuvenate your face, neck, and skin.

Exclusive Offer: Don’t forget to buy your Hoboken Wellness Crawl tickets and visit Gold Coast Medical Artistry to receive a FREE SkinPen Microneedling treatment voucher to all crawlers on in attendance on 9/19.

Union Hall: Hoboken’s Go-To Spot for 2021 Events

Union Hall in Hoboken is the place to be for the rest of 2021! From a huge interior, beautiful views, to a large selection of cocktails, Union Hall has so much to offer.    

Exclusive Offer: Complimentary champagne toast for large parties at @unionhallhoboken when you book online + mention “HOBOKENGIRL” making it THE spot for your fall events (expires Jan 1, 2022).

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