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69 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Aug 25-Sep 1

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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 25th – September 1st).

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

Featured Events

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Click here to start shopping and place your order and learn more about YaaYaa Natural.

The Whole Spectrum’s Annual Autism Acceptance Event

Thursday, September 9th from 6:00PM-10:00PM | BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW


On Thursday, September 9th from 6:00PM-10:00PM, The Whole Spectrum Foundation is hosting its sixth annual Autism Acceptance Event at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian | 194 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jersey City. The fundraising event is dedicated to raising awareness, acceptance, and advocacy for all individuals with autism spectrum disorders and will include an evening of drinks, music, food and fun. 

Click here to buy your tickets for the Autism Acceptance Event and click here to learn more about The Whole Spectrum. 

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

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


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 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.

Karaoke at House of ‘Que

Wednesday, August 25th | 7PM 

Head over to House of ‘Que for their Wednesday Karaoke event, every Wednesday. Learn more here.

Love at First Site: A Hoboken Area Singles Social Mixer

Thursday, August 26th | 7PM


Love @ First Site is a Hoboken exclusive, singles social mixer. There will be music and entertainment and the chance to mingle with other people outside of the event. Even if you don’t find your match that night, you can leave knowing that you helped support two amazing non-profits: Hudson County’s Women Rising (domestic violence for women and families) & The Jed Foundation (a mental health and suicide prevention non-profit for teens and young adults). Learn more here.

Zumba on the Pier

Thursday, August 26th  + Saturday, August 28th | 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.

The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 26th + Monday, August 30th | 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.

Hudson Theatre Works’ Play Slam: Live Readings

Thursday, August 26th | 5:30PM 

Hudson Theatre Works will celebrate a return to live performance for one night only at Hamilton Park in Weehawken on Thursday, August 26th at 5:30PM to 7PM. Learn more here.

Gallery Mix + Sip at Roig Collection Art Gallery

Thursday, August 26th | 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.

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks: John O’Toole on Maxwell’s & Hoboken’s Indie Music Scene

Thursday, August 26th | 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 John O’Toole, who worked at Maxwell’s, a popular club in the indie music scene, during its heyday. Register here.

Marketing Your Business Locally After a Crisis Event with BW Nice

Friday, August 27th | 8:30AM-10AM 

Join Audrey Blumberg, owner of The BReeze newspaper and co-owner and editor-in-chief of TAPinto Flemington-Raritan, as she shares why advertising is one of the best ways to engage with existing or potential customers. Learn more here.

Hoboken Community Blood Drive

Friday, August 27th | 1PM-7PM

Hoboken will host a blood drive on Friday, August 27th at the Hoboken Multi Service Center located at 124 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.

HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, August 27th, Saturday, August 28th + Wednesday, September 1st | 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 27th | 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. This event takes place every Friday night in August. Learn more here.

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

Now-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 28th | 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 28th + Sunday, August 29th | 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.

The Queen’s Court: A Pride Party at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, August 28th | 2PM-8PM 

Stop by The Queen’s Court: A Pride Party at Corgi Spirits. Ticket proceeds will benefit Hudson Pride Center and the LGBTQ+ performers who will be entertaining you all day and into the night. Learn more here.

Blues, Brews, Rock & Soul Music Fest at 902 Brewing Co.

Saturday, August 28th | 7PM-10PM 

Head to 902 Brewing Co. for the Blues, Brews, Rock & Soul music fest. Learn more here.

Saturday Night Specials! Outdoor Comedy Shows @ Brightside Tavern

Saturday, August 28th | 7PM | 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. Learn more here.

Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, August 28th | 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 29th | 10AM 

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

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, August 29th | 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 29th | 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.

McGinley Square Live Music Series

Sunday, August 29th | 1PM-3PM 

McGinley Square Special Improvement District presents a Live Music Series. Learn more here.

Hoboken Rainbow Family Hosts “Queer Storytime Social”

Sunday, August 29th | 2PM 

The Hoboken Historical Museum will host an event in the 13th Street Walkway on Sunday, August 29th from 2 – 4PM: A Queer Storytime Social, organized by the Hoboken Rainbow Family. All are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to bring books to read aloud to children, in addition to a reading of “Sewing the Rainbow,” a book about how the LGBT flag was created and a discussion about historical LGBT pioneers. A hands-on craft activity will engage kids in making their own flags to represent themselves. Learn more here.

Drag Bingo with Harmonica Sunbeam!

Sunday, August 29th | 3PM-6PM | Every Sunday

Drag Bingo is back on at the Corgi Spirits Outdoor Patio. Harmonica Sunbeam will be hosting 6 games. Learn more here.

Hudson County Compost Grand Opening Ceremony

Sunday, August 29th | 6PM 

NB Earth Talks is hosting the Hudson County Compost Grand Opening Ceremony on August 29th at 6PM at the James J. Braddock Park Community Garden. Please bring your organic waste with you to the ceremony. Learn more here.

Outside @ The Brightside! Stand Up Comedy Sundays

Sunday, August 29th | 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 29th + Tuesday, August 31st| 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 26th | 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 26th, Friday, August 27th + Tuesday, August 31st | 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 29th | 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

Teen Social: Indoor Bouldering

Wednesday, August 25th | 6PM-8PM


Join Out Montclair for indoor rock climbing and bouldering at the brand new Gravity Vault at 8 Seymour Street in Downtown Montclair. This is a great opportunity to meet and build community with other local LGBTQ+ youth and allies (ages 12-17) while learning some new skills and having fun. No climbing experience is required, and participants will receive a bouldering orientation with instruction in a positive, welcoming environment. Pizza and drinks will be provided in a separate room from the climbing wall. Learn more here.

The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards

Thursday, August 26th | 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 27th | 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 28th | 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 28th | 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.

Afghan Refugees Donation Drive

Sunday, August 29th | 10AM-1PM 


Afghan refugees are in need of clothing, toiletries and much more. Please see flyer for drop-off locations and items needed. Learn more here.

Upcoming Weekday Events

New Parents Outdoor Meet-up at Cafe Esme

Monday, August 30th | 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 30th | 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 30th | 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 30th, Wednesday, September 1st + Thursday, September 2nd | 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: Aladdin ( Live Action)

Monday, August 30th | 8PM

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

JC Local Market

Tuesday, August 31st | 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 31st | 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, September 1st | 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, September 1st | 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, September 1st | 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, September 1st | 7PM

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

Ways to Give Back Locally

True Mentors 

True Mentors is Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentor program. The program matches children ages 7-17 with trained mentors. Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors and can sign up to be trained. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and must make at least a 1-year commitment to their mentee for a minimum of 8 hours per month. Learn more here

Write on Sports 

Started in 2005 by a former sportswriter, Write on Sports is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fill in writing curriculum gaps by giving students the opportunity to learn through sports. Thousands of children, each year, fall behind in writing skills due to a lack of understanding, lack of resources, or simply a lack of interest in the writing topics in a traditional curriculum. Write on Sports allows students to improve literacy skills through a topic that interests many middle schoolers—sports. The organization has expanded over the past 16 years and now has a chapter in Jersey City. The Jersey City Chapter needs a Volunteer Assistant, Partnership Coordinator, and Social Media Intern. Learn more here.

Wise Animal Rescue

Wise Animal Rescue is a 501c3 organization dedicated to the well-being of all dog breeds. The rescue facility works with veterinary services to rescue and provide services/resources to dogs of all ages and breeds who have previously been in unsafe environments. Volunteer opportunities are available with Wise Animal Rescue in various capacities. Individuals are needed to help with adoption events, administrative tasks, fundraising, social media, and transportation. To submit a volunteer application, click here, and to learn more click here.

Partner Happenings

Jersey City Non-Profit ‘The Whole Spectrum’ Hosting Autism Awareness Event on 9/9

This year’s 6th Annual Autism Acceptance Event is just that and will take place on Thursday, September 9th at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza in Jersey City at 6PM. The event supports The Whole Spectrum, a nonprofit founded by Sherry Singh in 2016 with the purpose of raising awareness, acceptance, and advocacy for all individuals with autism spectrum disorders. 

Don’t forget to attend this year’s 6th Annual Autism Acceptance Event which is scheduled for September 9th on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian in Jersey City. Tickets start at $100 with all proceeds going to The Whole Spectrum Foundation and sponsorship opportunities are available from $1,000 to $5,000 packages.

Classical Acupuncture + Wellness’s Belinda Brown

Classical Acupuncture + Wellness in Hoboken is a must-stop for all your beauty needs. From facials, acupuncture, cupping, + more, a session with @acupuncturewithbelinda will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Views + Luxury Living at Solaia, North Bergen’s Newest Condos

Solaia is a new, boutique collection of upscale condominiums featuring a luxury lifestyle and unique wellness amenity package nestled in the cliffside of the Palisades, in the hidden gem of North Bergen. Keep reading to learn more about life at Solaia and the exclusive offer for Hoboken Girl readers.

Exclusive Offer: Don’t forget to mention Hoboken Girl when you schedule a visit. Contact the Sales Gallery for details and more information at 201.548.8000 or CLICK HERE to visit the website.

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