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59 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | July 14-20

by Yarleen Hernandez
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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 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 (July 14th – July 20th).

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

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Featured Events

Shoott’s Summer Promotion 

Thursday, July 15th through Thursday, September 30th, 2021 | BOOK YOUR PHOTO SHOOT NOW


Shoott [online] offers 30 minute photoshoots with a vetted pro photographer at local parks and hot spots in Hoboken including Pier A, Pier 13, Columbus Park and nearby locations in Jersey City including Hamilton Park and Paulus Hook every Saturday and Sunday. Not to mention, you receive your digital gallery in 3-5 business days and only pay for the photos you love at $15 each or less. Plus, if you use the promotion code “HOBOKENGIRL”, you can receive 10% off any orders of 5+ photos.

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Click here to book your photoshoot and learn more about Shoott.

Summer Happy Hour at La Isla

Tuesday through Thursday from 11AM – 6PM until September 2nd | CHECK OUT THE MENU NOW

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From now until September 2nd, La Isla uptown in Hoboken is hosting its summer happy hour on Tuesday through Thursday from 11AM-6PM with half-price mojitos, specialty cocktails, by the glass wine, and draft + bottled beer. La Isla also offers $5 parking for 3 hours in the garage adjacent to the restaurant when you dine in. Be sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Call 201-659-6090 to make your reservation + click here to check out the menu and learn more about La Isla.

UPCOMING EVENT: Hoboken Wellness Crawl 9/19 — Vendor Applications Now Open!

 September 19, 2021 from 11AM – 4PM | SIGN UP TO BE A VENDOR HERE


Our Annual Hoboken Wellness Crawl Event is back in-person — happening September 19, 2021 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM in Hoboken.The deadline to fill out the application to become a vendor for the 2021 Hoboken Wellness Crawl is Tuesday, July 20th. Click here to fill out the application. 

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.

Stay tuned for our ticket release, coming VERY soon. Click here to fill out the application by 7/20 to participate as a vendor in our 2021 Hoboken Wellness Crawl. 


Giving Digitized’s Virtual Charity Drive

Month of July

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

Movies Under the Stars in Hoboken: West Side Story

Wednesday, July 14th | 8PM | Every Wednesday

Watch West Side Story on July 14th at 8PM at Pier A Park. Learn more here.

Free Yoga Tai Chi Classes

Thursday, July 15th + Monday, July 19th | 10AM 

Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi Classes will be held for free in Mill Creek Point Park in Secaucus. Bring a mat or towel. Sign up here.

Summer Dancing in the Park

Thursday, July 15th | 5:30PM 

Kennedy Dancers Professional Repertory Company based in Jersey City will perform at three JC parks to commemorate summer dancing in the park. Learn more here.

Berry Lane Park Concert Series

Thursday, July 15th | 6PM-8PM | Every Thursday through August

Mayor Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to welcome back The Berry Lane Park summer concert series. Performances will take place every Thursday through the end of August. Learn more here.

The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, July 15th + Monday, July 19th | 4PM-8PM 


The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market will be at the Grove PATH Plaza every Monday and Thursday now through December 20th. With Covid precautions in place, and hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the plaza, customers have the opportunity to safely 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 Features Father Vincent “Vinny” Fortunato of St. Ann’s Church

Thursday, July 15th | 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. Guest range from Hoboken BNR’s to real estate professionals to volunteers to artists to historians, and more. This week features Father Vincent “Vinny” Fortunato of St. Ann’s Church and this episode will serve as a preview for one of Hoboken’s longest-standing traditions, St. Ann’s Feast. Register here.

HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, July 16th, Saturday, July 17th + Wednesday, July 21st | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM 


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market (Grove Street PATH Plaza, 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.

Bubble Fest in Jersey City with JC Families

Friday, July 16th | 5PM-7PM

Join JCFamilies for Bubble Fest on Friday, July 16th at Hamilton Park. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy some music, delicious food, arts & crafts, and other fun activities for the whole family. Learn more here.

A ‘Mad Funny’ Weekend at Corgi Spirits

Friday, July 16th-Sunday, July 18th | 8PM

Join Corgi Spirits this weekend as they host a 3-day Mad Funny Weekend Comedy event, starting with the Decepticomics at 8PM Friday, three shows on Saturday, and closing it out with a 3PM Matinee on Sunday. Learn more here.

Drive-In Movie Night Series: Bad Boys III

Friday, July 16th | 7:15PM

Stop by for a socially distanced drive-in movie night series! This series will be taking place at 107 Morgan Street Jersey City. Learn more here.

Movies in the Park Series: The Lion King

Friday, July 16th | 8PM-10PM

Watch The Lion King at Audubon Park. Learn more here.

Bellydance in Canco Park

Saturday, July 17th | 11AM-12PM

Learn how to bellydance at Canco Park. In each 1 hour class learn various isolations, fundamentals, hip shimmies, and more; work on specific moves & finalize with exciting, easy-to-follow choreography and cool down. Learn more here.

Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, July 17th | 11AM-6PM

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.

Pushing Up the Daisies

Saturday, July 17th | 1:30PM-10PM

Tony of Rock-it Docket is bringing back Pushing Up the Daisies on Saturday, July 17th from 1:30PM to 10PM. The show is a fundraiser for the Historic Jersey City & Harismus Cemetery. Learn more here.

Monster Jam Tickets

Saturday, July 17th | 7PM

Monster Jam is the motorsports competition where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class athletes who have mastered the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, as well as the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour. Learn more here.

Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, July 17th + Sunday, July 18th | 2:30PM-6PM 


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.

Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, July 17th | 8PM | Every Saturday

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

2-Mile Fun Run or Walk with Slow AF

Sunday, July 18th | 10AM | Every Sunday

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

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, July 18th | 10AM-2PM | Every Sunday

The Riverview Farmers Market has fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Sunday 10AM-2PM. Learn more here.

Christmas in July Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Sunday, July 18th | 11AM-4PM

Stop by Main Street Pops Artisan Market for Christmas in July. From unique jewelry and art to delicious baked goods and pet products, Main Street Pops has reimagined one of their Holiday Photo Pop Up Scenes for a summer celebration, creating a free “selfie station” tent with lots of fun props to pose with and create insta-worthy images. Learn more here.

Hoboken Cove Boathouse Summer Kayaking + Paddle-Boarding

Sunday, July 18th | 11AM-3PM | Every Weekend through September 12th

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

Food Truck Saturday: Angry Archie’s Food Truck at Liberty Science Center

Sunday, July 18th | 11:30AM | Every Sunday

Head over to Liberty Science Center for some delicious grub from Angry Archie’s food truck. See the schedule + menu here.

Jersey City’s Summerfest Concert Series

Sunday, July 18th | 6PM-8PM | Every Tuesday + Sunday

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.

Implied Scale Community Celebration Hosted by Mana Contemporary

Now-Wednesday, July 28th | 11AM-5PM

Join Mana Contemporary for a day of socially distanced public programs. Experience the newly opened exhibition, Implied Scale: Confronting the Enormity of Climate Changeand participate in engaging activities to expand your connection to art, climate change, and the environment. RSVP here.

Concerts In The Park

Thursday, July 15th | 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. There will also be a performance by Beatles tribute band Hey Bulldog. The concerts will be at several locations. Please see the flyer for each location. 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.

New Mental Health Groups Provided by Center for Specialized Psychology


The Center for Specialized Psychology will be running the following groups starting in May both virtually and in-person: New Mom’s Process Group, Children of Divorced/Separated Parents, Teen Girls Self-esteem, Parents of Children that are Gender Non-conforming or Transgender, and Exploring My Substance Use (virtual only). 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. All donations will go towards care packages for members of the community. 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.

“The Playbill Gallery (A Love Story)” – A New Podcast Play by Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theatre premieres their first podcast play, written and performed by MST playwright-in-residence, Joseph Gallo. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.

Kid-Friendly Events

Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Thursday, July 15th | 4PM-6PM | Every Monday, Wednesday + Thursday

Play Hoboken is offering a children’s chess program. 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, July 15th, Friday, July 16th + Tuesday, July 20th | 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 Junior Days

Thursday, July 15th + Friday, July 16th


LSC’s Junior Days celebrates kids six and under every Thursday and Friday. Masks are required. Learn more here.

Mozart for Munchkins

Saturday, July 17th | 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. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back, relax and enjoy the concert. Learn more here.

My Gym Summer Camp

Now-September 3rd | 9AM-5PM

My Gym is hosting a summer camp through September 3rd. There will be energizing games, exciting gymnastics, cool arts and crafts, and music that guarantees to keep kids moving and engaged. Themes and programs constantly change, so no two weeks of camp are ever the same. 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, July 15th | 10AM-6PM | Thursdays + Tuesdays | Now-September 30th

Stop by the Hudson Yards’ Farmers’ Market every Tuesday + Thursday from 10AM to 6PM on the Public Square + Gardens (rain location: The Shops, Level 1 by Mercado Little Spain escalator) to shop local purveyors, foragers, producers, fisherman, and farmers serving up the crisp fruits and tasty veggies. Learn more here.

Dog Days of Summer Exhibit & Music on Main

Friday, July 16th | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday


Take in an amazing night of art, music, shopping at unique independent shops, and eclectic dining on main street. Learn more here.

Music with Michaela: Outdoor Music Class for Little Ones

Saturday, July 17th | 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, July 17th | 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, July 19th | 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, July 19th | 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, so they can learn to create art, music, and dance movement together. The program is open to all, with a suggested $5 donation. Learn more here.

Weekly Summer Series Hosted by JC Families

Monday, July 19th | 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, July 19th, Wednesday, July 21st + Thursday, July 22nd | 4PM-6PM 

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

JC Local Market

Tuesday, July 20th| 3PM-7PM 

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, July 20th | 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 3 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, July 21st | 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, July 21st | 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, July 21st | 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, July 14th | 7PM-PM 

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

Ways to Give Back Locally

Hudson County Latino Foundation

With the main mission “to improve the lives of residents in Hudson County and to reduce the socio-economic gap for marginalized groups,” this organization has created partnerships, hosted events, and built up the community in ways that truly make a difference. Throughout the year there are various events and projects where volunteers are needed. Learn more here.

Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse 

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.

Hudson Pride Center 

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, Learn more here.

Partner Happenings

The Enclave: An Inside Look at Jersey City’s Residential Sweet Spot

The Enclave, an upscale collection of 260 rental residences located along Jersey City’s Hoboken border, has been hitting a sweet spot with renters looking for easy access to the Hoboken PATH without sacrificing on luxury, space, and access to one of Hudson County’s most extraordinary amenity packages. 

Exclusive Offer: When you contact the leasing office, don’t forget to mention Hoboken Girl to receive a $500 rent credit when you sign a new lease at The Enclave.

Eyeshapes: Offering Great Deals for Shoppers

Eyeshapes, a family-owned optical business located at 259 1st Street in Hoboken, offers a wide variety of designer and high-quality glasses. 

Exclusive Offer: Receive 30% OFF 1 pair of eyeglasses (frame + lenses) when you mention ‘Hoboken Girl

Alivio Wellness: The New Go-To Spot For Gut Health

Alivio Wellness is coming to the Mile Square on 7/17. Alivio offers Colon Hydrotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, + Integrative Health Coaching services. Alivio is a new go-to spot for gut health + detoxification to help you feel your best.

Exclusive Offer: The first 7 clients who book will receive a locked-in rate of $135 for Colon Hydrotherapy sessions + $190 lymphatic drainage sessions for 1 full year via an email from the Alivio Wellness team by 7/15.

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