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48+ Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | July 7-13

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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 7th – July 13th).

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

Featured Events

The NJ Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms Promotion

Open Until Labor Day from 10:00AM-5:00PM during weekdays and 9:00AM-5:00PM on weekends | BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

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The New Jersey Sunflower Trail at Von Thun Farms | 438 Route 57 West, Washington is open daily [weather permitting] from 10:00AM-5:00PM during the weekdays and 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekends. Visitors can wander the trail for IG-worthy pics, visit the farm animals, pick some fresh Jersey peaches or raspberries, and enjoy a hayride and delicious snacks from the gourmet food trucks on the weekends. Not to mention, some NJ breweries will be popping by on select Sundays to pour their craft beer. Plus, Hoboken Girl readers can receive $2 off each ticket by using the discount code ‘HG21’. Tickets are non-date specific and can be used any time this sunflower season [promotional discount is available for 7/8-7/15].

Click here to buy your tickets now and learn more about Von Thun Farms. 


Fund For A Better Waterfront’s March Up The Waterfront

Saturday, July 12th at 12:00PM | LEARN MORE NOW

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This Saturday at 12:00PM, join Fund for a Better Waterfront, Bike Hoboken, Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and Resilience Paddle Sports for a festive march up the waterfront led by Hungry March Band in an effort to celebrate City of Water Day and support completing Hoboken’s public waterfront park. The march will meet at Sinatra Park Amphitheater at 5th Street and Sinatra Drive and head north passing the Union Dry Dock and ending at Maxwell Place Park at 11th Street. Not to mention at the end of the march, free ice cream and entertainment will be provided + food from East LA. Make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Click here to see the full schedule of events and to learn more about Fund for a Better Waterfront. 


EXCEL Physical Therapy’s Newest Member + Complimentary Assessment

Available until December 31st, 2021 | SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

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EXCEL Physical Therapy | 333 15th Street, Hoboken welcomes its newest Physical Therapist Erin McGovern to the Hoboken location. Erin earned her B.S. Ed in Exercise Physiology and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. An athlete herself, Erin was a member of the women’s varsity soccer team at the U and received physical therapy at EXCEL locations and sparked her interest in working with the team. From now until December 31st, EXCEL is offering a complimentary assessment for any aches and pains you may have with Erin. Be sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.

Call 201-630-8880 or click here to schedule your appointment and learn more about Excel Physical Therapy Hoboken and Jersey City.


In-Person Events

Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice

Wednesday, July 7th | 6:30PM-7:30PM 

Get your flow on with Asana Soul. It occurs every Wednesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM. This event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.


Free Yoga Tai Chi Classes

Thursday, July 8th + Monday, July 12th | 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.


The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, July 8th + Monday, July 12th | 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 now through December 20th. With Covid precautions in place, and hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the plaza, customers have the opportunity to safely shop at a variety of local vendors including Stony Hill Farms, Hoboken Farms, Cake Jars, and many more. Learn more here.


Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, July 8th | 7PM-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.


Book a Photo Shoot in Hudson County

Friday, July 9th, Saturday, July 10th + Sunday, July 11th | Multiple Times | Recurring

Book an affordable photoshoot this weekend with SHOOTT! SHOOT is a female-run company that offers 30-minute Insta-worthy outdoor photo sessions with local professional photographers. Sessions are free to book and you only have to pay for photos you want at $15 or less. There are events every weekend with a variety of locations around NJ. Learn more here.


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, July 9th, Saturday, July 10th + Wednesday, July 14th | 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.


Country Night at House of ‘Que

Friday, July 9th | 5PM-10PM 

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


Cannabis Networking Event

Friday, July 9th | 6:30PM-11:30PM 

Take part in a Cannabis Networking Event hosted by Jersey City cannabis and The Hemp Social. There will be a live DJ, infused cocktails + food and more. Learn more here.


City of Water Day in Hoboken

Saturday, July 10th | 10AM-3PM

City of Water Day—this year on Saturday, July 10—is a region-wide day, organized by the Waterfront Alliance and its partners, to raise awareness about the risk we all face from sea level rise and climate change and champion a climate resilient New York and New Jersey harbor. Come help clean the beach and surrounding areas at 10AM (bring sturdy shoes, work gloves are encouraged). Take a walk on the waterfront starting at Sinatra Park at 12PM with the incredible Hungry March Band to show your support for connecting the full length of Hoboken’s waterfront with a public park, including a protected bike lane, wide pedestrian pathways and shade trees! Enjoy free kayaking and paddle boarding from 11AM-3PM. Learn more here.


Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, July 10th | 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.


Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, July 10th + Sunday, July 11th | 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.


Speed Dating & Social Mixer Happy Hour

Saturday, July 10th | 5PM-8PM

Join a speed dating + social mixer happy hour. Meet new people, chat, connect and have fun. 21 and over only. Sign up here.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, July 11th | 8PM | Every Saturday

Head over to House of ‘Que for their Dueling Pianos event, every Saturday. Learn more here.


Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, July 11th | 10AM-2PM

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


Food Truck Saturday: Angry Archie’s Food Truck at Liberty Science Center

Sunday, July 11th | 11:30AM | Every Sunday

Head over to Liberty Science Center for some delicious grub from Angry Archie’s food truck. See the schedule + menu here.


New Parents Outdoor Meet-up at Cafe Esme

Monday, July 12th | 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.


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.


Urban Souls’ 20 in 30 Wellness Challenge

Now-Friday, July 30th

Starting July 1st, Urban Souls will join Om.life, Elevate Pilates, and Purely Juiced for 30 days of self-care! Commit to at least 20 self-care activities, one per day, during the 30-day period. To help you all month long, they’ve created a Wellness Challenge Bingo Card—it’s a simple to-do list with self-care guidelines. Sign up here.


Concerts In The Park

Every Monday, Tuesday + Wednesday through August 19th | 6PM-8PM 

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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 flyer for each location. Learn more 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.

Virtual 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.


Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Features Artist Elizabeth Ndoye

Thursday, July 8th | 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. Guest range from Hoboken BNR’s to real estate professionals to volunteers to artists to historians, and more. This week features artist + longtime Hoboken resident, artist Elizabeth Ndoye, joined by Museum Associate Bill Curran. Register here.


New Mental Health Groups Provided by Center for Specialized Psychology

Ongoing

The Center for Specialized Psychology will be running the following groups starting in May both virtually and in-person: New Mom’s Process Group, Children of Divorced/Separated Parents, Teen Girls Self-esteem, Parents of Children that are Gender Non-conforming or Transgender, and Exploring My Substance Use (virtual only). 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. All donations will go towards care packages for members of the community. 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.


“The Playbill Gallery (A Love Story)” – A 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. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here. 

Kid-Friendly Events

Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Thursday, July 8th | 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 8th, Friday, July 9th + Tuesday, July 13th | 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 Junior Days

Thursday, July 8th + Friday, July 9th

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


Mozart for Munchkins

Saturday, July 10th | 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.


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 8th | 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 9th | 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 10th | 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 10th | 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.


Verona Seafood Fest

Now-Sunday, July 11th

Head over to Verona for the annual Seafood Fest. Seafood Fest is an opportunity for Verona’s participating restaurants to get creative and showcase their best seafood options all week long! Seafood Fest will kick off on Wednesday, July 7th and run through Sunday, July 11th. Each participating restaurant will come up with their own seafood preparations to offer throughout the week. Learn more here.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Let’s Play Together Kids’ Program

Monday, July 12th | 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 12th | 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 12th, Wednesday, July 14th + Thursday, July 15th | 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 13th| 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 13th | 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.


A Week of Giving

Monday, July 12th-July 18th 

School of Rock Montclair is collecting canned and non-perishable goods for Toni’s Kitchen this week. An end-of-week benefit concert will take place on July 18th at 2PM at The Van Vleck House and Gardens. Learn more here.


Groove on Grove in JC

Wednesday, July 14th | 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 14th | 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 14th | 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 14th | 7PM-PM 

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


Bad Boys 3: Drive-In Movie Night Series

Friday, July 16th | 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.


Ways to Give Back Locally

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.


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 Lemeshev Team at Cross Country Mortgage Offering Deals for Home Buyers

The Lemeshev Team at Cross Country Mortgage in Hoboken is here to help with all your home buying needs. Visit the @thelemeshevteam where the goal is to remain the mortgage lender of choice for each of its clients. The Lemeshev Team has been helping prospective homeowners in Hudson County since 2007.

Exclusive Offer: The Lemeshev Team at Cross Country Mortgage is currently offering to waive lender fees when you mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ during your initial consultation. CLICK HERE to reach out for more information. 


Mission 50: Offering a Fresh Coworking Space in Hoboken

Mission 50 in Hoboken is North Jersey’s leading coworking space. Whether you’re an independent professional, a mature enterprise, or anything in between, Mission 50 has flexible solutions for your business’s dynamic needs..

Exclusive Offer: The Mission 50 building is located at 50 Harrison Street in Hoboken. You can call 201-748-2139 with questions or CLICK HERE to reserve office space. Don’t forget to mention Hoboken Girl when you sign up to receive a $100 gift card for any commitment through July 31st.


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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.


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