60+ Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | April 28-May 4

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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 5ks, and many more events happening locally in the Hudson County area. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {April 28th – May 4th, 2021}.

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


Featured Events

HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market Opening Day

Saturday, May 1st through September; Every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00PM-9:00PM and Saturday, 12:00PM-6:00PM | LEARN MORE NOW

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HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market {Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City} opens this Saturday, May 1st from 12:00-6:00PM and and takes places every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00PM-9:00PM and every Saturday from 12:00PM-6:00PM on select dates through September. This open-air bazaar features locally crafted fine art and hand-crafted goods from small businesses while connecting artists and artisans with the Jersey City and metro NYC community. Be sure to check out their calendar for the weekly events.

Click here to learn more about the event and click here to fill out the application to be a vendor at the HDSID Artist + Maker Market.


La Isla’s Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner

Sunday, May 9th from 10:00AM-3:00PM and 4:00PM-9:00PM | BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW

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On Sunday, May 9th, La Isla Restaurant Uptown {25 12th Street, Hoboken} is offering a three-course Mother’s Day Pre-Fixe Brunch for $50 and Dinner menu for $60 featuring Chef’s specials just for mom, as well some of their most popular brunch and dinner classics. Brunch will include a complimentary Mimosa upon arrival + $5 Mimosas, Bellinis, and Bloody Marys all day. Be sure to make your reservations early as seating is limited. For those who prefer the classic La Isla experience, the Downton location {104 Washington Street} will be offering their regular brunch and dinner menus. Not to mention, the downtown location is BYOB and does not take reservations. 

Click here to check out the Mother’s Day Pre-Fixe Brunch and Dinner menu and click here to book your reservation and learn more about La Isla.


In-Person Events

Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Wednesday, April 28th | 6:00PM

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 6-7PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase and it is a BYOB facility if anyone wishes to bring beer or wine. Learn more here.


Burlesque at The Sinatra Room

Wednesday, April 28th + Thursday, April 29th | 7:00PM + 9:00PM

Head over to The Sinatra Room, a speakeasy inside of Monroe’s, located at 36-42 Newark Street in Hoboken, to enjoy a burlesque show. Learn more here.


Trivia Night at Corgi Spirits

Thursday, April 29th | 7:00PM-9:30PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for trivia night. Enjoy three Rounds of trivia fueled by Corgi’s hand-crafted cocktails. Plenty of prizes and a final bonus round with an extra fun twist. Sign up here.


Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, April 29th | 7:00PM-9:30PM

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Head over to House of ‘Que for Trivia Thursdays where you can win prizes, gift cards, and more. Learn more here.


West New York Food Drive

Friday, April 30th | 11:00AM

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The town of West New York will host a community food drive on Friday, April 30th at 11:00AM at the town’s Senior Center located at 515 54th Street in West New York. All are welcome. Learn more here.


Food Truck Fridays: Smoke Odyssey at Corgi Spirits

Friday, April 30th | 5:00PM-10:00PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for some delicious grub from Smoke Odyssey food truck. Smoke Odyssey is a small family owned food truck serving American smoked bbq with a Cuban infusion and sweet treats. See the schedule + menu here.


Live Music at Monroe’s

Friday, April 30th | 8:00PM-11:00PM

Head over to Monroe’s, located at 36-42 Newark Street in Hoboken, to enjoy some live music on Friday, April 30th featuring Lisa Marie. Learn more here.


Country Night at House of ‘Que

Friday, April 30th | 5:00PM-10:00PM

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Head over to House of ‘Que for Country Night on Fridays, music by DJ Big Country. Learn more here.


Local Short Film Screening at Corgi Spirits

Friday, April 30th | 8:00PM-10:00PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, to check out two awesome locally produced short films. Sign up here.


Old School Drive-in Movie Night Series: The Goonies

Friday, April 30th | 8:00PM

Head over to 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City on Friday, April 30th to enjoy an Old School drive-in movie night to watch The Goonies. Make sure to purchase quickly as tickets sell out fast, and the link will not work once the limit {50} has been reached. Buy tickets here.


WALK-BYE: agency Group-Show Exhibit

Now – Friday, April 30th | 4:00PM

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The WALK-BYE: agency group show is at the Five Corners Library, 678 Newark Avenue in Jersey City in partnership with the Jersey City Public Library.  Learn more here.


Main Street Pops Gallery’s New Rome Art Series at Pilsener Haus + Biergarten

Now – Friday, April 30th

Head over to Pilsener Haus for Main Street Pops Gallery’s New Rome Art Series by Fabio Esteban. New Rome is a merging of art and science, a counterbalance between the past and the present, it is a deconstruction of memory and identity and a creative response to the notion of perfection, as in a perfect society, how we view ourselves and our history. Learn more here.


“Storytellers” Exhibit

Now – Friday, April 30th

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Tune in to the opening reception of “Storytellers” from the comfort of your home through Zoom. The exhibit features artwork from Art Fair 14C artists and will be on display until Friday, April 30th at The Hamilton Condominiums at 232 Pavonia Avenue in Jersey City. Watch here.


Hartshorn Portraiture Photo Shoots to Support The Hoboken Food Pantry

Now – Friday, April 30th

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Sign up for a photoshoot with Hartshorn Portraiture to support The Hoboken Food Pantry. One of Hartshorn Portraiture’s biggest passions in life is giving back to the community that they love so much. Join them for a session amongst the cherry blossoms in Liberty State Park, where your entire $275 session fee is donated directly to the Hoboken Food Pantry. Email jennifer@hartshornportraiture.com, or call the studio 201.610.1199 to book. Sign up here.


Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

Starting Saturday, May 1st-Mid December | 9:00AM-2:00PM | Every Saturday

The Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market will open on May 1st under the 14th Street Viaduct with fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM. Learn more here.


Jersey City Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturday, May 1st  + Sunday, May 2nd  | 10:00AM-1:00PM

Volunteer to clean up parts of Jersey City at one of the next cleanup dates. The meetup spots will change each weekend. Please verify the meetup location when signing up. Sign up here.


Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, May 1st  + Sunday, May 2nd | 10:30AM-2:30PM

Head over to The Cottage for some jazz every Sunday. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Food Truck Saturday: Angry Archie’s Food Truck at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, May 1st | 2:30PM-9:00PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for some delicious grub from Angry Archie’s food truck. See the schedule + menu here.


Live in the Lounge at Battello

Saturday, May 1st | 6:00PM + 8:00PM

Each week, Battello will host a live, 90-minute performance from a local musician and a curated wine-paired dinner. There will be two seatings, 6:00PM + 8:00PM, with each seating limited to 40 guests to ensure safety and social distancing guidelines. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Learn more here.


Guttenberg Arts Gallery’s MADE HERE: Winter 2021 Group Show

Now – Sunday, May 2nd

Guttenberg Arts Gallery is hosting an event called MADE HERE: Winter 2021 a group show of the Winter Artists in Residence; Jared Deery, Pablo Garcia Lopez, and Linda Mead. Patrons can schedule their visit or view the virtual gallery on the website. Guttenberg Arts Gallery is located at 6903 Jackson Street in Guttenberg. Learn more here.


SMUSH Gallery’s Exile in Orange Exhibit: Visual art by Buttered Roll

Now – Sunday, May 9th

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Exile In Orange is the story of a stranger fated to wander through liminal space in search of signs of authenticity. The series of work presented here is meant, in some sense, to be read as a historical record, a map into the past which, one faithful day, may lead toward home. Learn more here.


Sandra DeSando: Puzzlement Exhibit at DVORA Pop-Up Gallery

Now – Saturday, May 22nd

Dvora Gallery presents Jersey City artist Sandra DeSando’s recent multi-panel works on the origins and nature of the universe. Towering blocks of darkness and light, and saturated color forms overwritten by layers of emphatic, jagged line investigate questions of our existence on earth. Dvora Gallery is located at 160 1st Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Dance + Drum Classes with Segunda Quimbamba

Now – Sunday, June 6th | 2:00PM + 3:00PM

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Join Segunda Quimbamba for in/person or virtual drum + dance classes on Sundays. Segunda Quimbamba is a Jersey City-based percussion and dance ensemble that performs authentic Bomba and Plena, the drum music of Puerto Rico. Sign up here.


Flora + Fauna Exhibition Featuring Jersey City Art Teachers

Now – June 2021

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SILVERMAN and The Majestic Theatre Condominium Association Present: Flora + Fauna featuring Jersey City Art Teachers. The artwork can be viewed in the lobby of The Majestic Theatre Condominium located at 222 Montgomery Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Implied Scale Community Celebration Hosted by Mana Contemporary

 On view now-July 28th | 11:00AM-5:00PM

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.


The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Now-Monday, December 20th | Every Monday + Thursday | 4:00PM-8:00PM 

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The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market will be at the Grove PATH Plaza every Monday and Thursday through December 20th from 4:00PM-8:00PM. With Covid precautions in place, and hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the plaza, customers will have the opportunity to safely shop at a variety of local vendors including Stony Hill Farms, Hoboken Farms, Cake Jars, JC Fish Stand, Vesco Foods + many more. Not to mention, customers also have the opportunity to preorder and pick up from select vendors. Learn more 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.


Virtual Events

Free Community Knitting Virtual Class

Wednesday, April 28th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.


Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance: Poetry and the New Negro Literacy

Thursday, April 29th | 5:30PM

Alain Locke believed that a New Negro, his metaphor for the new persona he saw art creating in the 1920s, required a new language, a new literacy, by which to make its new vision of itself legible for all. How did poetry express the inexpressible in the New Negro more compellingly than sociological analysis or political speech? Jeffrey C. Stewart will explore these questions in an opening talk, followed by a reading and conversation with poet Mahogany L. Browne. Register here.


Fair Districts NJ Day of Action Webinar

Thursday, April 29th | 7:00PM

Join FDNJ for an engaging discussion on how redistricting is vulnerable to manipulation, the impacts of delayed census data on the map-making process, and what you can do to advocate for a better redistricting process. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey and the Fair Districts New Jersey Coalition is joining with partners around the country to host the People Powered Day of Action to shine a light on the redistricting process and demand fair maps. Register here.


Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Hoboken Talks”

Thursday, April 29th | 7:00PM-8:00PM

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The Hoboken Historical Museum has launched a new live-streamed program called Hoboken Talks and will host them every Thursday at 7:00PM. The weekly talks will be streamed live on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter and will feature numerous different guests from all walks of life including realtors, volunteers, photographers, writers, editors, and more. Learn more here.


Poetry & the Creative Mind — Virtual Gala Supporting National Poetry Month 

Thursday, April 29th | 7:30PM

Poetry & the Creative Mind is presented by the Academy of American Poets, the nation’s leading organization championing poets and poetry. This special event celebrates poetry’s important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers, and National Poetry Month. For the first time in 2021 Poetry & the Creative Mind will be presented free and virtually as an exclusive broadcast for one night only. The gala reading will feature performances of favorite poems by distinguished guests, including: Meryl Streep, Regina King, Sandra Oh and many more. The event is free. Register here.


Thomas Edison Film Festival + Hoboken Historical Museum Present Short Documentaries Program

Friday, April 30th-Friday, May 14th | 6:30PM

The Hoboken Historical Museum and the Thomas Edison Film Festival he Thomas Edison Film Festival have teamed up to launch a program of short documentaries that push boundaries and traditional approaches to non-fiction filmmaking. The program, including six innovative non-fiction films, will run through May 14th. A live Zoom talk with filmmaker Duda Penteado and photographer/videographer Luiz C. Ribeiro – Covid-19: A Portrait of NYC – will begin the program on Friday April 30th at 6:30PM. Learn more here.


Virtual Health + Hygiene Supply Drive

Now-Friday, April 30th

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Giving Digitized has set up a virtual cleaning supply drive for Jersey City nonprofits for the month of April. Any charity can join in for the virtual drive. Register here.


Earth Day Film showcase from Thomas Edison Film Festival Presented by Hoboken Historical Museum

Now-Friday, April 30th | 8:00PM-9:00PM

The Hoboken Historical Museum and the Thomas Edison Film Festival pay tribute to Earth Day by presenting an on-demand streaming showcase of selected short films, including a conversation with award-winning documentary filmmaker Otto Bell. Learn more here.


Rupi Kaur Live 

Friday, April 30th | 9:00PM

Rupi’s first-ever taped show premieres worldwide on April 30th at 9:00PM. Watch here. Can’t make the premiere? Rupi Kaur Live will be available to rewatch all weekend for 48 hours only so you can catch up. Rupi’s performance engages the audience like a stand-up and enthrals them through her theatrical style. Join Rupi as she returns to the stage. Sign up here.


Dear Poet Hosted by The Academy of American Poets

Now-Friday, April 30th 

Engage directly with award-winning poets as part of National Poetry Month. Every National Poetry Month, Academy of American Poets presents Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that invites young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by award-winning poets, including poets who have received the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships. Teachers can submit here, and students can submit here by April 30th.


Community Poetry Showcase Hosted by The Jersey City Public Library

Now-Friday, April 30th | Showcase: Friday, May 7th

The Jersey City Free Public Library Community Poetry Showcase was created to give Jersey City’s creative voices a virtual platform. Whether or not you consider yourself a poet,  your words are welcome as the library builds this digital mosaic to celebrate National Poetry Month. The theme is: “What Community Means to Me”. The library is accepting submissions of poems as text, images, audio, or video. The final showcase will take place virtually on Friday, May 7. Sign up here.


Autism Awareness Month Virtual 5K

Now-Saturday, April 30th

This virtual 5K is to raise money for Carousel Connections, an organization that aims to support individuals with ASD and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as valued and contributing friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Register here.


Virtual Gallery of Forty-Eight Views of Brownstone Brooklyn

Now-Friday, April 30th

Enjoy a virtual gallery of Forty-Eight Views of Brownstone Brooklyn by artist Jim Fischer. Learn more here.


Spring Cleaning Special: De-Clutter Deluxe Package Offer by Space Composer

Now-Friday, April 30th | Use by May 21st 

Receive a 30 minute virtual consultation to create a project strategy, a product recommendation list created and tailored just for you, an 8 hour on-site session with two organizers to do the hands-on work, and more through Space Composer’s De-Clutter Deluxe Package Offer. Register here.


Spring Luncheon at Home Hosted By NJPAC

Tuesday, May 4th | 12:00PM

Join NJPAC to celebrate the power of the arts and its power to transform lives. While this year’s Luncheon will be virtual, the joyful spirit and uplifting energy of this annual event will be as powerful as ever. Plus, the great Norma Kamali — the iconic fashion designer and author of I am Invincible — will join to share her secrets for gliding boldly through each of life’s decades with purpose and power. Register here.


Dylan’s Dinosaur Stomp Virtual 5k To Benefit the Dylan Flinchum “Rock On” Foundation

Now-Saturday, May 8th

Celebrating 10 years of “Stomping” out MLD {Metachromatic leukodystrophy}, The Rock On Foundation is hosting a virtual 5K event. All runners, walkers, skippers, joggers are welcome to attend. Register here.


NJ Tri-County CycleNation

Now-May 26th

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The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness + funds to change the statistics. The digital experience will take place during May, American Stroke Month, where participants can ride solo or create a team to “rack up their miles”. Learn more here.


Read Hebrew in 6 Lessons

Now-June 1st | 7:30PM

Join an interactive 6-part Hebrew reading online course. Using timeless learning methods with contemporary psychology, this course is guaranteed to be effective in only six sessions. Sign up here.


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

Ongoing | 2:00PM-3:00PM

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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} 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. With our theatrical spaces shuttered, this bittersweet homage to a lifetime of theatre-going taps into the current longing that every theatre-goer and every theatre-maker is experiencing. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.


Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, April 29th, Friday, April 30th, + Tuesday, May 4th | 11:00AM-2:00PM

Kids are welcome to enjoy some painting at the museum. Supplies 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, April 29th + Friday, April 30th

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


Liberty Science Center’s Wild About Animals Exhibit

Now – Sunday, May 9th

Head over to the Liberty Science Center to see their newest exhibit: “Wild About Animals” Celebration. Bring your family or group and experience the ultimate springtime adventure. Step inside the Butterfly House, where live butterflies flutter among some of their favorite flowering plants. Learn more here.


Liberty Science Center’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

Now – Sunday, May 9th

Head over to the Liberty Science Center to see their newest exhibit: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit”. The exhibit is based on the PBS Kids series which follows the adventures of Daniel Tiger and his friends through immersive activities. The exhibit is for kids two to six-years-old. Learn more here.


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Greater NJ/NY Events

Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, May 1st | Multiple Times Available

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Head over to Branch Brook Park for some family roller skating every week. Open to all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Rink is located at 7th Avenue in Newark. Sign up here.


Latinx Abstract Art Exhibition

Now – Sunday, May 2nd

Latinx Abstract is a groundbreaking exhibition, focusing on the work of ten contemporary artists who work with varied media and approaches, and are united by their dedication to abstract languages. Latinx Abstract can be seen at BRIC House located at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Learn more here.


 

Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy: His Impact on Black Music and Culture

Tuesday, May 4th | 6:30PM-8:00PM

Corey Washington will take you on a journey from Jimi Hendrix’s humble beginnings, to his meteoric rise to become the highest paid rock star of the late 60s. The objective of this lecture is to give a more well-rounded look at a Black musical genius; how he has influenced a wide array of genres including jazz, soul, R&B, Funk and even hip-hop; and popular artists like Prince, Drake, Future, Wiz Khalifa, D’Angelo, and Lenny Kravitz. Register here.


Cherry Blossom Photo Session in Central Park

Now – Sunday, May 12th | 8:00AM-6:00PM

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Book a Cherry Blossom Photo Session in Central Park with Nabi Photography. Sessions run from 8AM-6PM on weekdays + weekends. The Central Park shoot will be located at 200 East, 72nd Street in Manhattan. Sign up here.


Transcend: TGNCNB Youth Workshop

Now – Tuesday, June 15th | 4:00PM-5:00PM

This is a safe space to learn, grow, explore and have fun together with other young people {ages 13-24} who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming or non-binary. Tickets are free. Sign up here.


Upcoming Weekday Events

Hoboken Community Blood Drive

Tuesday, May 4th | 10:00AM-4:00PM

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The New Jersey Blood Service in partnership with the City of Hoboken + Hoboken Police Dept. will host a blood drive for the community on Tuesday, May 4th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Multi Service Center located at 124 Grand Street. To make an appointment, you can visit www.nybc.org/donate or text 732-616-8736. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins welcome. Please help spread the word. Learn more here.


Electric Picks x Kind Campaign Anti-Bullying Summit

Tuesday, May 4th | 12:00PM-12:30PM

In honor of anti-bullying day on May 4th, Electric Picks is launching a collaboration with Kind Campaign – the leading anti-bullying nonprofit. The collaboration includes two necklaces and 100% of proceeds will go to Kind Campaign. Learn more here.


Haircuts for the Homeless Provided by Hoboken’s TruGlory Barbershop

Wednesday, May 5th | 9:00AM-12:00PM

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Please share this event! TruGlory Barbershop will be giving free haircuts to the homeless community on Wednesday, May 5th from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Volunteer barbers are needed. The event will be located at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church at 798 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Ways to Give Back Locally

Hoboken Food Pantry

The Hoboken Food Pantry is always accepting individual donations including through their Wish List. 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. 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. Learn more here.


Hoboken Family Alliance

One of the oldest non-profits in Hoboken, the Hoboken Family Alliance is a resource for children and families in the Mile Square. HFA typically puts on various events and provides opportunities for children to learn and play in a safe environment while providing families with various needs necessary resources. HFA has several opportunities for volunteering through its committees and sub-committees such as marketing, special needs, fundraising, and more. Learn more here.


The Hoboken Shelter 

The Hoboken Shelter hosts 50 guests nightly and serves more than 1,000 meals throughout the week. As a full-service community partner, the Hoboken Shelter is a necessary resource within the neighborhood. The Shelter is always in need of donations and support to help keep its doors open and welcoming to its guests. To support, take a look at the list of 19 ways to support The Shelter during COVID-19 here. Learn more here.


Hudson County American Red Cross 

The American Red Cross has been ready to respond in times of disaster for decades—and the COVID-19 crisis is no different. More than ever, the American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to help us all get through this time together. While they have tons of different opportunities, the opportunity they are naming “most urgent” in the North Jersey area is as a Volunteer Driver. Drivers are needed to safely transport lifesaving blood from local blood drives to hospitals. Learn more here.


The Community Food Bank of New Jersey

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America®, is the leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in the state. What started as a modest enterprise in the back of our founder Kathleen DiChiara’s station wagon in downtown Newark in 1975, became an incorporated non-profit in 1982 and has grown to two warehouse facilities in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township, the combined size of five football fields. Learn more here.


Partner Happenings

The Women Behind EXCEL PT in Hudson County + An Exclusive Hoboken Girl Offer

Excel Physical Therapy in Jersey City and Hoboken helps patients move beyond physical injuries and live their life without restrictions. EXCEL’s goal is to provide a trusted resource and staff to help improve the lives of the residents of Hoboken and Jersey City, in addition to differentiating themselves from other PT providers with their one-on-one, specialized care.

Exclusive Offer: New patients can receive a private consultation and a complimentary cupping session when you mention Hoboken Girl. This offer does not have an expiration date. Email  info@exceltherapy.com for more info.


Contemporary Boutique Living at The Agnes in Jersey City  

The Agnes, a new collection of 145 stylish residences complemented by thoughtfully designed amenities and unique programming, has launched its much-anticipated leasing program on  Jersey City’s west side. From designer finishes to all important work-from-home spaces, the mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes at The Agnes were designed with the needs of today’s renter in mind.  Monthly rents for the new residences at The Agnes start at $1,404, with grand opening incentives including up to four months free for a limited time. Immediate occupancy is available. For more information on The Agnes, please call 201-656-1200 or visit the website.

Exclusive Limited-Time Offer: Don’t forget to mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ to the leasing agent at The Agnes to receive an exclusive, one-time $250 rent incentive on your new apartment. Please call 201-656-1200 for details on this limited-time offer.


Avora: Luxury Living at Port Imperial in Weehawken

One exquisite community, Avora, located at 800 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken, offers residents an unprecedented lifestyle, encompassed by beautiful parks, waterfront promenade, and everyday conveniences —making it a no-brainer for homebuyers looking to settle on the Gold Coast. After a flurry of recent sales, Avora is nearly sold out, and the momentum is expected to continue into the spring. The resort-inspired amenities include a contemporary lounge which is perfect for a quiet space to read or work, a children’s playroom to extend the play space of your home, and the fitness center means you have all the essentials right at your fingertips. 

Exclusive Offer: Don’t forget that as a new homebuyer at Avora, mention Hoboken Girl to receive two years credit of HOA fees at closing, through June 30th, 2021. Interested buyers can contact the sales gallery at 201-223-1168 for more information on this offer.


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Yarleen is 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 rollerskating}, or typing away on her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.