• The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend Events Guide to Hoboken and Jersey City: {2016} Edition

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    In light of the upcoming holiday, we’re bringing you all Hoboken & Jersey City has to offer in the next coming days. From where to party on Thanksgiving Eve, where to burn some much needed {turkey and stuffing-filled} calories, where to shop small on Saturday, and everything in between…we’ve got you covered. Here’s your guide to Hoboken and Jersey City for Thanksgiving week and weekend:


     Wednesday, November 23rd {Thanksgiving Eve}

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     The Madison – 1316 Washington Street {Hoboken}

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    Drink specials, 2 for $2 clams, oysters, & shrimp and a turkey dinnerThe Madison knows how to throw a Thanksgiving pregame. Call 201-386-0300 for any additional information.

     House of ‘Que – 340 Sinatra Drive {Hoboken}

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    House of ‘Que is inviting you to go ‘buckin crazy’ with them this Thanksgiving eve. Enjoy $1 drafts, $2 drinks and $3 shots from 8:00PM-10:00PM. Call 201-706-8755 for any additional information.

    Cathedral Hall – 380 Montgomery Street {Jersey City}

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    Join Chicpeajc and Hayoner as they host ‘Friendsgiving’ at Cathedral Hall this Thanksgiving eve. There you’ll enjoy a dance party in a beautiful venue, passed hors d’oeuvres, free whiskey tasting and a cash bar. Tickets here.

    Willie McBrides – 616 Grand Street {Hoboken}

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    We can always count on Willie McBrides to provide our little town with amazing live music and this Thanksgiving eve is no exception. Call 201-610-1522 for any additional information.

    Wicked Wolf – 120 Sinatra Drive {Hoboken}

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    Wicked Wolf wants you to join them this Thanksgiving eve for $1 pumpkin pie shots, $2 green tea shots, $3 coors light bottles and $4 devotion mixers – whattta ya say? Call 201-659-7500 for any additional information.

    Porta – 135 Newark Avenue {Jersey City}

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    Porta of Jersey City is turning two this Thanksgiving eve! They’re celebrating with six DJs {starting at 10PM}, $4 green tea shots, $20 bottles of moscato/sauvignon blanc and $5 Jameson hot toddys. Call 201-544-5199 for anything additional information. 

    Reign – 92 River Street {Hoboken}

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    Beginning at 8PM, Reign will host their Thanksgiving eve party. We have one question…are you ready to dance? Tickets here. Call 201-932-5381 for any addtional information.


    Thursday, November 24th {Happy Thanksgiving!}

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    Hosting? You have to check out these 5 easy side dishes

    Can’t/don’t want to cook? These 7 spots are OPEN + serving Thanksgiving dinner

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    Baste the Beast at Base – 60 Christopher Columbus Drive {Jersey City}

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    Get your sweat on before Thanksgiving dinner even begins at Base. Their ‘Baste the Beast’ Thanksgiving day class features a 90 minute ‘turkey burn’ that is split into 45 minutes of spin and 45 minutes of strength and toning. Call 201-332-2866 for any additional information or to register.

    Breakfast at D’s Soul Full Cafe – 918 Willow Avenue {Hoboken

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    Who has time to think about breakfast when they’re cooking/getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner? D’s Soul Full Cafe has got you covered and will be serving breakfast from 7:00AM-12:00PM on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy!


    Friday, November 25th {Black Friday}

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    Drop N Shop at My Gym- 252 9th Street {Jersey City}

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    We all know some of you will be {crazy} waiting in endless lines at stores on Black Friday…and ‘My Gym‘ wants to help make your day easier. Beginning at 9:00AM, My Gym will offer a day full of fun activities for your children while you shop. The schedule will include martial arts, dance, lunch, crafts, gymnastics and more! Contact jerseycity@mygym.com for additional information or to sign up. 

    Hoboken’s Black Friday Boutique Crawl 

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    Stores participating will also be accepting donations of coats, hats, scarves and gloves for the Hoboken Shelter.


    Saturday, November 26th {Shop Small}

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    We’re here to tell ya ‘Small Business Saturday‘ is the new ‘Black Friday’….at least to us it is. Hoboken and Jersey City’s many, many local shops are participating and they’d love to see you this Saturday {and offer you amazing deals!}. Please help support our wonderful small shops.

    Check out a full list of participating shops here — and stay tuned for Hoboken Girl SMALL BIZ DEALS GUIDE coming to ya fresh on Saturday! 


    Additional Saturday Events

    Live Music at Willie McBride’s – 616 Willow Street {Hoboken}

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    Lifespeed will take the stage this Saturday night at Willie McBride’s. But before you trek over in your dancing shoes, be sure to call their FREE limo service offered every Friday & Saturday night. {Call 201-681-7550 for pickup!}

    Sunday, November 27th

    WIO’s Turkey Burn – 5 Marine View Plaza {Hoboken}

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    Perhaps you had one too many sweet potatoes or simply can’t shake your ‘food baby’ from Thursday….well, Work It Out is here to help. Their annual ‘Turkey Burn’ is happening this Sunday from 11:00AM-12:30PM and you can sign up hereCall 201-719-5458 for any additional information. 

    Painting + Brunching at Pinot’s Palette – 258 Newark Street {Hoboken}

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    From 12:00PM-2:00PM, you can paint while you brunch at Pinot’s Palette. There you’ll have the chance to create the beauty you see above while enjoying complimentary bagels and OJ – all you’ll need to bring is your friends and the bubbly. Reserve your spot here before this class sells out.


     Upcoming Weekday Events

    Monday, November 28th at 8:00PM- Friends trivia at Maxwell’s.

    Tuesday, November 29th at 4:00PM- On the Haus {50% off 90% of the menu – cash only!} at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten.

    Tuesday, November 29th from 5:00PM-10:00PM-All-You-Can-Eat Mussels & Fries {for $17.99} at Bin 14. 

    Wednesday, November 30th – Wino Wednesdays at City Bistro – all glasses are just $4. 

    Happy Thanksgiving from The Hoboken Girl team xo 


    Written by:

    Meg is a twenty-something “old soul” and is known to leave {red} lipstick marks on her coffee mugs. She moved to Hoboken last year for a boy {a wonderful one at that} and has happily resided uptown since. When she’s not writing our weekly events guide, she’s a real estate agent and an amateur photographer. You can usually find Meg at a local coffee shop, a hot yoga studio, or home with her two cats, Penny Lane & Lucy. She loves a good glass of wine and cooking to her favorite band, The Beatles. Show this girl a sense of humor or recommend some good fiction and she’ll love you, dearly.