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 new farmers’ markets, virtual concerts, kid-friendly events, virtual + in-person runs/walks, and many more events. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend (August 4th – August 11th).
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.
Slice’s Free Pizza Party at Hot House
Wednesday, August 11th from 4:00PM – 7:00PM | DOWNLOAD THE SLICE APP NOW
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.
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. 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.
Local Hoboken, Jersey City (+Beyond) Events
Sweet Spot Comedy at Mulligans in Hoboken
Wednesday, August 4th | Doors open at 7:30PM
Join Sweet Spot Comedy and Mulligan’s Pub in Hoboken for a funfilled night of Politics Free Stand Up Comedy. Learn more here.
Movies Under the Stars in Hoboken: Onward
Wednesday, August 4th | 8PM
Every Wednesday, enjoy Movies Under the Stars on August 4th at 8PM at Jackson & 7th St. Park. Learn more here.
Advanced Therapy of America’s Lemonade Sale in Support of Autism Speaks
Thursday, August 5th | 2:45PM
Advanced Therapy of America will sell lemonade alongside one of their patients on Thursday, August 5th. Each cup of lemonade or water bottle is being sold for $1.00. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. The stand will be located outside the clinic at 79 Hudson Street. Learn more here.
garMINT by Kim Boutique Pop Up Shop
Thursday, August 5th | 3PM-7PM
Head over to Up & Out Downtown Salon for the garMINT by Kim Boutique Pop Up Shop. Learn more here.
Berry Lane Park Concert Series
Thursday, August 5th | 6PM-8PM
The Berry Lane Park summer concert series will have performances every Thursday through the end of August. Learn more here.
The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market
Thursday, August 5th + Monday, August 9th | 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.
Cocktails Under The Stars
Thursday, August 5th | 6PM
Art House Productions and the Board of Trustees invite you to Cocktails Under the Stars, a glamorous midsummer party with specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and hors d’oeurves. Featuring performances by the NJCU Junior Board. Learn more here.
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Features Steve Zane, Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission chair
Thursday, August 5th | 7PM-8PM | Every Thursday
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 Steve Zane, Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission chair. Register here.
Concerts In The Park
Thursday, August 5th | 7PM-9PM
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 6th, Saturday, August 7th + Wednesday, August 11th | 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.
Grand Opening of Gaia & Loki – A New Vegan Restaurant in JC
Friday, August 6th | 12PM-8PM
Stop by Gaia & Loki on Friday, August 6th for their grand opening at 346 Grove Street. Learn more here.
Latin Jazz PierFest
Friday, August 6th | 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. On Friday, August 6th, legendary trombonist Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours will play at 7:30PM, with Brazilian pianist and vocalist Abelita Mateus opening at 6PM. Learn more here.
Live Music with The Ritualists at Corgi Spirits
Friday, August 6th | 7:30PM-9:30PM
The Ritualists make their post-Covid NJ return on the outdoor stage at Corgi Distillery. Learn more here.
Smorgasburg Food Festival
Saturday, August 7th | 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 7th + Sunday, August 8th | 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.
Art for Shelter Exhibit
Saturday, August 7th | 12PM-5PM
Stop by TRESORIE Gallery on Saturday, August 7th from 12:00PM to 5:00PM for the Art for Shelter exhibit where Hoboken artist, Sinmi, will auction off ten of her paintings. Proceeds will be used for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. Wine and beverages to be served. The gallery is located at 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Toys for Joy
Saturday, August 7th | 1PM
Triangle Park Community Center and Black Men United will host a toy drive for the neighborhood children. There will be food, toys, music, and a chance to see the beautiful new Triangle Park. Learn more here.
LGBT+ Friendship Speed Dating
Saturday, August 7th | 2PM-4PM
Come meet new queers during Hoboken Pride at Columbus Park from 2PM-4PM. There will be Truth or Dare, come prepared. The event is hosted by Hoboken Rainbow Family.
Pride With Your Pup at Corgi Spirits
Saturday, August 7th | 2PM-6PM
The Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival and Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery invite you to come to celebrate JC Pride doggy style. Learn more here.
Goatchella : The Return of The Goats
Saturday, August 7th | 3PM-10PM
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery is the occasional host to quirky, fun events. This Saturday’s music festival fundraiser is one of them, named in honor of the goats that the cemetery employs to help keep weeds at bay. Bands will be playing and the event is BYOB. Guests are encouraged to come with a picnic, but be careful around fragile gravestones and uneven terrain. Facemasks and social distancing will be required. Learn more here.
Auditions for North River Sing Community Chorus
Saturday, August 7th | 4PM-6PM
Stop by auditions for North River Sing Community Chorus which will be held on Saturday, August 7th from 4PM to 6PM in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Laugh with Pride at Brightside
Saturday, August 7th | 7PM + 9PM
Celebrate Jersey City Pride with a hysterical lineup at Brightside Tavern’s patio. Learn more here.
Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que
Saturday, August 7th | 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 8th | 10AM
Join a 2-mile fun run or walk every Sunday at 10AM. Learn more here.
Riverview Farmers Market
Sunday, August 8th | 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 8th | 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.
Pride on the Pier
Sunday, August 8th | 2PM-8PM
Pier 13 and the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival invite you to join Pride on the Pier. Expect a day of fun, entertainment, food & drinks. Learn more here.
Jersey City’s Summerfest Concert Series
Sunday, August 8th | 6PM-8PM
The SummerFest concert series is back. 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.
GAME ON: The Pixel Paintings of Adam Shub Exhibit at Trigonal Gallery
Now-Monday, August 9th
Artist Adam Shub, the Squarepainter, is paying tribute to retro games with “GAME ON: The Pixel Paintings of Adam Shub,” which pays tribute to video games at Trigonal Gallery and can be seen from now until August 9th. Trigonal Gallery is located at Strictly CBD, 394 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City. 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.
TANGENTS: New work by Miguel Cardenas
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
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
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.
Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program
Thursday, August 5th | 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 5th, Friday, August 6th + Tuesday, August 10th | 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
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 8th | 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 8th | 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 5th | 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 6th | 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 6th | 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 6th | 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 9th | 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 9th | 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 9th | 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 9th, Wednesday, August 11th + Thursday, August 12th | 4PM-6PM
Play Hoboken offers a children’s chess program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The first session is free. Sign up here.
Jersey City Movies in the Park: Minari
Monday, August 9th | 8PM
Enjoy Movies in the Park every week at Arlington Park. Learn more here.
Rainbow Block Party
August 10 | 12PM-6PM
Join Hudson Pride Center for a crosswalk rainbow block party and paint on Grove Street + Mercer. Painting the mural is open to the community, but pre-registration is required. Please email email@example.com to be assigned a shift. Learn more here.
Hoboken Blood Drive in Support of Child in Need of Bone Marrow Donor
Tuesday, August 10th | 2PM-8PM
The New Jersey Blood Services and the Hoboken Police Department are hosting a blood drive at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, August 10th from 2PM till 8PM. The drive is in Honor of Ayden Paredes, a 4 year old undergoing an aggressive chemotherapy treatment who is searching for a bone marrow donor to help him. Learn more here.
JC Local Market
Tuesday, August 10th | 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 10th | 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.
Annual Celebration of National Health Center Week
Tuesday, August 10th + Wednesday, August 11th | 11AM-2PM
Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) invites members of the community to join in its celebration of National Health Center Week on Tuesday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 11 from 11AM to 2PM. The event will be held at Metropolitan’s flagship healthcare center at 935 Garfield Avenue, right across the street from Berry Lane Park in Jersey City. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Learn more here.
Groove on Grove in JC
Wednesday, August 11th | 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 11th | 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 11th | 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 11th | 7PM-PM
Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.
Ways to Give Back Locally
Westside Community Fridge | Delaware Avenue, Jersey City
The Westside Community Fridge in Jersey City provides fresh food to anyone in need 24/7. Volunteers are needed to donate food and monetary resources. Items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, yogurt, milk, non-perishables, and more are needed to support the community. Learn more here.
Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse | Uptown Waterfront, Hoboken
The Hoboken Waterfront is home to some of the most breathtaking views of NYC as well as a playground for countless activities. The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse wants residents to enjoy what the Hudson River has to offer while taking care of the space as well. HCCB encourages residents to pick up trash in the area as they see it, but will also start to host community pick-up times as weather permits. Volunteers are needed to support the clean-up efforts and can be trained to lead volunteer trips. Learn more here.
Round 2 Resources | Hoboken
Round 2 Resources allows items throughout our community to have a second chance and avoid landfills. The non-profit organization has made a commitment to protect the environment by gathering useful resources throughout the community and re-distributing these items to those who have a need for them. Its mission is not tied to just one cause—as the tagline suggests, “we are not fighting to champion one cause, we are fighting for the world.” To make a donation or volunteer, contact leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’.
La Isla Restaurant Introduces New Item to Its Vibrant Cuban Menu
La Isla restaurant in Hoboken was established in 1970 and has been owned and operated since 1996 by a traditional Cuban family who has lived in Hoboken for three generations. The family is committed to serving traditional, authentic Cuban food made from the freshest and most genuine ingredients, and also expanding the cuisine by using ingredients and culinary influences from throughout the Caribbean, Spain, and other Latin American countries. The restaurant is known for its vibrant and authentic Cuban menu. The newest item added to the menu at La Isla is authentic Cuban Tamales, which differ from the more common Mexican tamale.
You can CLICK HERE or call 201-659-6090 with questions regarding the menu or make a reservation. You can reach the downtown location by calling 201-659-8197.
Hudson Speed: An Elite Training Center in JC for Athletes
Hudson Speed in Jersey City is a space for student athletes to achieve competitive excellence, Hudson Speed is providing the young athletes in the area with training programs that focus on improving speed, strength, agility, endurance, + more.
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