HobokenGirl Weekend Events Guide: May 2nd Edition

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 Lots of great events going on in Hoboken this weekend – what a great way to kick off May!


1. Opening of “Colorscapes” Exhibition at the Hob’Art Gallery: Thursday-Sunday

Come to  Monroe Art Center for the opening of “Colorscapes” Exhibition, featuring artists Susan Davis and Tom Egan, and their art exhibit of pastels and photographs.  It is on display until Sunday, June 1, Thursday to Sunday from 1:00-5:00PM and by appointment. The artists’ reception will be this Saturday, May 3rd, 6-8PM.

2. Great Food for a Great Cause Fundraiser at Turning Point: Friday & Saturday 8AM

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This Friday and Saturday the Turning Point Restaurants will be holding the 4th Annual Great Food for a Great Cause Fundraiser. They are teaming up with The Kortney Rose Foundation to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research and awareness.

3. Cruisin’ for a Cause 2014: Friday 8PM-1AM

Ultimate Wireless Entertainment Cruisin’ for a Cause is an Alzheimer’s Awareness event and black tie charity auction and comedy gala.  It will be departing from Cornucopia Destiny, more info here.

4. 16th Annual Jersey Cares Day: Saturday 9AM

This Saturday is Jersey Cares Day, so head over to Liberty State Park to volunteer! It’s a great way to give back to the community – register here.

5. Hoboken Cinco de Mayo Mexicon: Saturday 12PM

This Saturday is Hoboken Cinco de Mayo Mexicon, starting noon on Saturday and ending 2:30AM Sunday morning! Starting point will be Teak on the Hudson – get your tickets here!

6. Fresh From the Garden Party: Saturday 2-4PM

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Luxe Face and Body will be having a free event Saturday “Fresh from the Garden Party!”. The afternoon will include skin pampering, DIY gift making, and artisanal tea tasting, along with treats by Healthy Hoboken Girl. There will also be a Gift Packaging Station and DIY Bath Salts Bar. Be sure to wear something with flowers and receive a free sample!

7. All American Burlesque Show: Saturday 8PM-12AM

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This Saturday is Hoboken’s All American Burlesque Show at the Hoboken Elks Club, and features an  American-style buffet, cash bar with deeply discounted drinks, burlesque show, comedy, and music. Price at door for general admission is $60, so it’s best to buy early and save – get tickets hereVeterans, bring your ID and/or wear uniform for special surprise!

8. Beginning of Maifest at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten: Saturday 8PM


Come by Saturday for the kick off of Maifest, the traditional Springtime festival that will last until May 31. Enjoy lots of great drinks, food, and music!

9. March for Babies: Sunday 9AM

March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising events. Come to Liberty State Park and support and help raise money for more than a half million babies that are born too early each year. Register to walk here.

10. Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival: Sunday 11AM-6PM

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Hoboken Arts and Music Festival is this Sunday on Washington St. between Observer Highway and 7th St. and admission is free! Come and enjoy lots of great music, art, food, activities, and more!

11. Cinco De Mayo Shopping Party at the factory boutique {91 Park Ave}

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***ALSO – Pier 13 will be opening this Saturday, May 3rd! Get excited!

What will you be up to this weekend? Make sure to check out the Cinco De Mayo & Derby events here.

Upcoming Week Events:

Tuesday, May 6 from 6-8PM – Green Drinks and the Cadillac Cantina – RSVP here.

Tuesday, May 6 at 8PM – Trivia Night at Four L’s

Tuesday, May 6 at 8PM – Trivia Night at Mills Tavern

Wednesday, May 7 – Trivia Night at Wicked Wolf

Wednesday, May 7 – “Wednesdays Afterwork into the Night!” at Teak on the Hudson

Wednesday, May 7 from 7-8PM – Wednesdays Bright Lights N’ Bling Zumba Party every week at the Jubilee Center, details here.

Wednesday, May 7 from 8:30-9:30PM – 6 Week Beginner Series Yoga for Men at the NJ Running Store

Wednesday, Mayb 7 at 9PM – Karaoke Night at Village Pourhouse

Thursday, May 8 at 10PM – College Night at Wicked Wolf ($3 cans, $8 pitchers, $4 fireball shots)

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.