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April 8th Solar Eclipse: Your Guide to Events and Treats in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Bertha Solis
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The Great American Solar Eclipse will take place on April 8th, 2024. This phenomenon is when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun’s light to the Earth. This eclipse is notable because many Americans are within 200 miles of the path of totality, which means the sun will be totally blocked by the moon. Here in Hudson County, many businesses have their takes on the solar event, serving up special treats and eclipse-watching events. Many museums, parks, and other local spots throughout Hoboken + Jersey City are gearing up with Solar Eclipse viewing parties or other space-inspired events. Read on for a list of Solar Eclipse events and treats to get in and around the Hoboken + Jersey City area.

Disclaimer: To view the 2024 Solar Eclipse, you must wear Solar Eclipse glasses. See below for a list of places that will be providing them.

For any other Solar Eclipse-related events or treats, email [email protected].



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Blackberry Ice Cream From Torico Ice Cream | 20 Erie Street, Jersey City


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Besides chocolate ice cream, opt for a fruit-based option: blackberry. Torico makes its Blackberry Ice Cream using blackberry puree. Additional toppings can be added like rainbow sprinkles, brownie pieces, cookie dough pieces, and more for an extra cost. Order here.

Chocolate Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie From Cocoa Bakery | 275 Grand Street + 475 Central Avenue, Jersey City


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At both Cocoa Bakery locations, there is a Chocolate Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie. With its distinct flavors, the cookie creates a yellow and black hue reminding one of the upcoming Solar Eclipse.

Flourless Chocolate Cake From Choc O Pain | Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City


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For those who are gluten-free, Choc O Pain makes a Flourless Chocolate Cake in a non-gluten free facility. It is a large round cake that serves up to six or eight people. A personalized stencil can be put on top of the cake but customers must order 72 hours in advance. Learn more here



Midnight Cocoa Ice Cream Pint From Milk Sugar Love | 19 McWilliams Place, Jersey City

If feeling bold to try out a rare ice cream flavor, Milk Sugar Love has a Midnight Cocoa ice cream pint. This flavor is made with activated charcoal and cocoa powder enabling a black ice cream color. It can be ordered online for pick up here.

Rainbow Brownie From The Thirsty Baker | Jersey City

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For any chocolate fans out there, The Thirsty Baker, a Jersey City-based business has Rainbow Brownies on its website. Think of it as “Cosmic Brownies,” with its rainbow sprinkles, which can remind people of outer space just in time for the Solar Eclipse.

Signature Cacao Sea Salt Brownies From Vesta Chocolate | 598 Valley Road, Suite 2, Montclair


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If hosting a viewing party of some sort, get a pack of Signature Cacao Sea Salt Brownies from Vesta Chocolate. This comes in a pack of 12, making it an option for sharing with others. The brownies are made with Vesta’s small batch bean-to-bar chocolate, and topped with fresh roasted cacao nibs and sea salt. Feel free to add a Vanilla bean gelato on top for extra creaminess. Order online here.

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Where to Get Solar Eclipse Glasses

The American Academy of Astronomy reminds eclipse-viewers that the eclipse cannot safely be viewed without proper eyewear. A full list of resources is available here, and there are several local spots providing eclipse glasses.

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