56 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | July 21-27

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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 21st – July 27th).

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

Featured Events

Triplemint’s Triplemint’s Quarterly State of the Market Discussion

Tuesday, July 28th from 11:00AM-12:00PM | REGISTER NOW

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On Tuesday, July 28th from 11:00AM-12:00PM, Triplemint | 331 Washington Street, Hoboken is hosting its live Quarterly State of the Market Discussion with agents Natalie Miniard, Amy Goldman, Angie Lieberg, Traci Esquerre, and Paula Bangcaya. The panel will be doing a deep dive into the Hudson Country real estate market with an emphasis on Hoboken, Downtown Jersey City, Jersey City Heights, Secaucus, Weehawken, and West New York. Plus, they will offer a Q&A at the end of the event for all Zoom attendees. 

Click here to register for the live panel and learn more about Triplemint.


Hoboken Girl’s Christmas in July Giveaway Series 2021

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Who says Christmas only comes around once a year?! In an effort to continue spreading that special holiday spirit and cheer, even during the warm months, we are thrilled to kick off our 3rd annual Christmas in July Giveaway Series that will feature one IG giveaway per day from Monday, July 19th through Saturday, July 24th.

Giveaway Entry Requirements

  • Must be following @thehobokengirl and IG account of business tagged in the post
  • Must tag 1 friend in the comment section of the post
  • Must enter by 11:59 pm EST to be considered
  • The winner will be announced via our IG Stories the day after the respective giveaway [only 1 winner per giveaway]

UPCOMING EVENT: Hoboken Wellness Crawl 9/19 — Final Call for Vendor Applications!

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

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Our Annual Hoboken Wellness Crawl Event is back in-person — happening September 19, 2021 from 11:00AM – 4:00PM in Hoboken.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. 


Events

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: Grease

Wednesday, July 21st | 8PM | Every Wednesday

Watch Grease on July 21st at 8PM at Pier A Park. Learn more here.


Summer Dancing in the Park

Wednesday, July 21st + Thursday, July 22nd | 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.


St. Ann’s Festival + Volunteers needed

Thursday, July 22nd – July 26th

The festival will be held in its usual location on 7th and Madison Street to 7th and Adams Street. It will take place from Thursday, July 22nd to Monday, July 26th. The hours will be Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 1PM – 11PM and Thursday and Friday from 6PM – 11PM.

The Hoboken Museum will participate in the St. Ann’s festival with a booth at the corner of Seventh and Adams Streets and are in need of more volunteers to help staff the booth, sell Hoboken-themed t-shirts, books, and more. If you’re interested in volunteering, email volunteer@hobokenmuseum.org. Register here.


Free Yoga Tai Chi Classes

Thursday, July 22nd + Monday, July 26th | 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.


BW NICE on Ice Happy Hour Mixer

Thursday, July 22nd | 5:30PM 

Join BW NICE for their first BW NICE on Ice Happy Hour Mixer and enjoy an evening of cocktails and connections. Sign up here.


Berry Lane Park Concert Series

Thursday, July 22nd | 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 22nd + Monday, July 26th | 4PM-8PM 

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The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market will be at the Grove PATH Plaza every Monday and Thursday now through December 20th. Shop at a variety of local vendors including Stony Hill Farms, Hoboken Farms, Cake Jars, and many more. Learn more here.


Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Features Val Hufnagel with Terry Pranses

Thursday, July 22nd | 7PM-8PM | Every Thursday

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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 features fourth-generation landscaping business owner and former Museum Board President Valerie Hufnagel to “dish the dirt” with Museum supporter and former Garden Tour organizer Terry Pranses. Register here.


Concerts In The Park

Thursday, July 22nd | 7PM-9PM 

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


Hudson County Chamber of Commerce: The Breakfast Club July 2021 Meeting

Friday, July 23rd | 7:30AM-9AM

Chamber members are invited to join the monthly networking and referral meetings. If you’ve been wanting a venue to grow your referral network, this is a great event for that. Learn more here.


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, July 23rd, Saturday, July 24th + Wednesday, July 28th | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM 

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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.


Lezfest Karaoke at The Brightside Tavern

Friday, July 23rd | 7PM

Hudson Pride Center’s LezFest presents LezSING: A Karaoke Party. LezFest is a platform for Queer Women by Queer Women. Learn more here.


Jamsauce at Corgi Spirits,

Friday, July 23rd | 7PM-10PM

Join Regina & the Jamsauce band for a summer concert at the Corgi Spirits Distillery & tasting room. Famous for their mashups and new interpretations of Pop & Rock classics, and Top 40 music, Jamsauce puts on a show & hosts a fun & unique jam session in one night. Learn more here.


Hudson County Chamber of Commerce: The Breakfast Club July 2021 Meeting

Friday, July 23rd | 7:30AM-9AM

Chamber members are invited to join the monthly networking and referral meetings. If you’ve been wanting a venue to grow your referral network, this is a great event for that. Learn more here.


Drive-In Movie Night Series: Moana

Friday, July 23rd | 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: Jumanji

Friday, July 23rd | 8PM-10PM

Watch The Lion King at Ercel Web Park. Learn more here.


Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, July 24th | 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.


Jersey City Caribbean-American Carnival

Saturday, July 24th | 12PM-5PM

Stop by the Jersey City Caribbean-American Carnival for the 26th anniversary of the festival. Learn more here.


Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, July 24th + Sunday, July 25th | 2:30PM-6PM 

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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.


A Good Day – A Concert of Musical Theatre Songs by Eric B. Sirota

Saturday, July 24th | 2PM

A Good Day – A concert of musical theatre songs by Eric B. Sirota is a free outdoor concert featuring musical theatre songs by Off-Broadway composer/writer, Eric B. Sirota. The concert will take place at Ellsworth Park in Union City as a part of Union City’s free outdoor concert series, in association with Mayor Brian Stack and the Union City Board of Commissioners, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn more here.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, July 25th | 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 25th | 10AM | Every Sunday

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


Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, July 25th | 10AM-2PM | Every Sunday

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


Hoboken Cove Boathouse Summer Kayaking + Paddle-Boarding

Sunday, July 25th | 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.


Jersey City’s Summerfest Concert Series

Sunday, July 25th | 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.


Babe’s Who Bartend at Monroe’s

Sunday, July 25th | 6PM

15 female guest bartenders from all over NJ repping their restaurants + creating exclusive drinks for your pleasure ⁣will be at this event. 20 female-owned businesses setting up shop right on the patio providing products, services + small bites for purchase and burlesque + Drag Performances throughout the entire event. 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.


Get Your Vaccine at Hoboken University Medical Center

Ongoing

Hoboken University Medical Center encourages people to get vaccinated. The hospital offers the Pfizer + Moderna vaccines. Call the hospital’s vaccine hotline at 201.821.8972 or sign up here.


Swimming in Jersey City

Ongoing

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


HER Drive Hudson County Hosted by Students In Action

Ongoing

Students In Action, a student-run mutual aid group based in Hudson County, is hosting a menstrual and hygiene product drive in order to help distribute donations to the Hudson County community in an effort to battle period poverty. They are collecting products for ALL menstruating people. Learn more here.


Open Call for Artists: Creativity Corner Hosted By The Hoboken Public Library

Ongoing | 2PM-3PM

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Showcase your artwork, poetry, and designs on The Hoboken Public Library’s social media pages. Learn more here.


Magic Hour – A Play by Mile Square Theatre

Ongoing

In this ecstatic SWG dance/theatre work, performers fling themselves through a scary/happy/sad dreamscape in search of how to be, how to make an impact, and how to fade away. Winner of Best Feature Film at the NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival 2021. Reserve tickets here.


Kid-Friendly Events

Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Thursday, July 22nd | 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 22nd, Friday, July 23rd + Tuesday, July 27th | 11AM-2PM

Kids are welcome to enjoy some painting at the museum. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by adults. Masks are required. Learn more here.


Liberty Science Center’s Dino Dig Adventure Exhibit

Ongoing

Enter the 1,750-square-foot Dino Dig Adventure, where guests are immersed in the landscape of a real paleontological dig. Explore three dig pits and discover fascinating fossils poking out from the sand. Dig for fossils from seven different dinosaur species buried in more than 60 tons of sand. Learn more here.


Mozart for Munchkins

Sunday, July 25th | 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.


Storytime at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum

Sunday, July 25th | 1:30PM-2PM | Every Sunday

This storytime program is designed for the youngest museum visitors, ages 2 – 5 years, 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.


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 22nd | 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 23rd | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday

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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 24th | 11:15PM- 12PM | Every Saturday

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


Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, July 24th | Multiple Times Available | Every Saturday

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Head over to Branch Brook Park for some family roller skating every week. It’s open to all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sign up here.


Upcoming Weekday Events

New Parents Outdoor Meet-up at Cafe Esme

Monday, July 26th | 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 26th | 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 26th | 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 26th, Wednesday, July 28th + Thursday, July 29th | 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 27th| 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 27th | 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 28th | 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 28th | 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 28th | 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 28th | 7PM-PM 

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


Ways to Give Back Locally

Computers 4 People | 51 Newark Street, Hoboken

As digital products continue to take over, what is known as the “digital divide” gets wider. The digital divide is a term used to describe the lack of access to technology such as computers, tablets, smartphones, etc due to decreased access to resources needed to obtain these products. Computers 4 People, started by teenager Dylan Zajac, is dedicated to collecting and refurbishing technology to distribute to individuals and groups in need. Computers 4 People will accept items such as old desktop computers, laptops, hard drives, tablets, keyboards, monitors, and more. The organization also accepts monetary donations. Additionally, if volunteers have experience in refurbishing computers or can store items, help in those areas is needed. Learn more here.


Dress for Success Hudson County | 591 Summit Avenue, Jersey City

Give confidence—this is the motto Dress for Success lives by. Dress for Success is a non-profit organization providing solutions to break the cycle of poverty for women. One of many ways the organization fulfills its mission is by making new and gently used professional attire available through collecting these items from generous donors. Items such as professional suits and dresses, blouses, work-appropriate footwear, new/unused undergarments, jewelry, and handbags (briefcases, portfolios, etc.). Please keep in mind that many of the women benefitting from the donations often head straight to a job interview, so clothing must be dry-cleaned and ready to wear immediately. Clothes should not be more than five years old. To learn more about how to make a clothing or monetary donation, click here.


Hoboken Food Pantry | 1301 Washington Street, Hoboken

Nearly 25% of the Hoboken Community relies on the help of the Hoboken Food Pantry, which is a part of the Hoboken Community Center. Its pantry is only stocked and distributed through the support of the community. The Food Pantry needs non-perishable food and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, instant oatmeal, shelf-stable milk, deodorant, shampoo, canned pasta, cereal, and peanut butter—to name a few. To schedule a donation drop-off, bring items to the lobby of 1301 Washington Street. Contactless donations can be made through The Food Pantry’s Amazon Wish List. Items ordered on The Wish List will be sent directly to The Food Pantry. Additionally, The Food Pantry can now host in-person volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help pack, label, and distribute bags of food. Each session can host up to 13 volunteers in order to comply with CDC guidelines and anyone ages 13 and up can help. Volunteers are asked to sign up before coming hereLearn more here. 


Partner Happenings

Enjoy Complimentary Wine at The Brass Rail

The Brass Rail in Hoboken has delicious food + an incredible outdoor space – and you can enjoy it with a complimentary glass of wine.

Exclusive Offer: The Brass Rail is offering a complimentary glass of house wine with dinner to HG readers — just mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ through 8/31.


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.


Feel Radiant with Angela from East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery

Angela S. Monterosso from East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical services, injectables with botox, fillers, IPL, microneedling, + laser hair removal. 

Exclusive Offer: Receive 20 FREE units of Botox with the purchase of any Juvederm Filler through 8/31 – just mention ‘Hoboken Girl’.


Articles to Help You Plan Your Weekend:

Bayonne-Based Cafe Now Open in Jersey City

Hoboken’s Beloved St. Ann’s Festival is Back for the Season

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Yarleen is a lovable Leo and a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and freelance writer with an affinity for poetry, astrology, and fried plantains. Born in Jersey City and raised in West New York, where she currently resides, this Hudson county native can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage really. A St. Peter’s University alum with a degree in Communication and Media Culture, Yarleen was News Editor of her college newspaper, while also reporting for the Hudson Reporter and The Jersey Journal. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently rollerblading}, or typing away at her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.