• Top 8 Things To Do in Hoboken + Jersey City {Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Edition}

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    No shore house? No problem. Hoboken and Jersey City have plenty of activities to do right here this Memorial Day Weekend. From a fleet of food trucks to a more laid back coffee shop artist showcase, we’ve got events that are sure to live up to anyone’s preference. Check out the top eight things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend.

    Pier 13 Food Truck Frenzy: Thursday May 25th **Canceled due to rain**

    Get your belly {and camera} ready, because it’s the long awaited first Food Truck Frenzy of the year at Pier 13 this Thursday. With over 15 food trucks that will line Pier 13, enjoy delicious foods ranging from gourmet pizza to banana ice cream and everything in between. Add the beautiful back drop of the NYC skyline to your food pics and get ready to take your Insta story to a whole new level.

    Sips & Style Summer Launch Soiree at Alba: Thursday, May 25th from 7:00PM – 9:00PM

    There’s no better way to welcome the season than with a summer launch party at one of our Hoboken faves — Alba Boutique {716 Washington Street}. Come in for styling with Jessica from This Season’s Gold and a braid bar with a stylist featured on E! and People Magazine. Guests can also enjoy sips and bites, exclusive offers, and much more at this event. Food + fashion? Sign us up! To receive an exclusive event night offer, RSVP to stylist@albaboutique.com. {Psst. Alba is also part of the HG Deals Guide.}

    Summer Kick-off Party at Village Pourhouse: Thursday, May 25th  

    With music by Cam Nichols and without a cover charge {ever}, head over to Village Pourhouse on May 25th to start summer off the right way. And since the weather seems to be a bit less than friendly today, an indoor party sounds like a great party to us!

    MDW Sidewalk Sale at AMT Vintage: Friday, May 26th – Monday, May 29th  

    Another Man’s Treasure Vintage in JC is having a sidewalk sale all Memorial Day Weekend. Shop $10 + $20 vintage racks and other great deals on sundresses, bathing suits, shorts, vintage tees, and accessories and keep your eyes open for designer finds. AMT is also rolling out their new loyalty program — get a star for every $50 you spend, collect 5 stars and get $25 store credit. Not to mention they’re offering 10% off the entire store this weekend. AMT MDW sale FTW!

    Artist Showcase at the Grind Shop: Friday, May 26th from 7:00PM – 10:00PM

    The Grind Shop {360 Communipaw Ave, JC} is hosting an artist showcase this Friday entitled Grinding After Dark. Come in to hear some great tunes {courtesy of DJ Alaska} and sip on a drink of your choice — as the event is BYOB. The showcase is sponsored by Belaire Rose & Jameson and hosted by Matero Ahki.

    Health and Flavor in the Kitchen: Saturday, May 27th from 1:00PM – 2:00PM

    Though healthy eating can sometimes take a backseat, this short workshop at Hola Doctor Insurance Services {353 Central Ave, JC} creates awareness that healthy eating is important for the whole family. Discussed will be ways to prepare foods in a healthy manner, identifying correct portion sizes for preparing healthy meals, and how to make healthier choices when outside the home. The best part? The workshop is FREE. For more information, click here.

    Sip ‘n Soap: Sunday, May 28th from 7:00PM – 10:00PM

    Drinks + DIY soap? We’re listening. Come to The Dubliner {96 River St.} to enjoy some cocktails with the KraftyLab soap workshop instructors who will walk you through the process of creating customized bars of soap for your specific skin type. Soap ingredients will be fresh and organic essential oils, all natural exfoliates, and oil based colors. A ticket purchase includes three custom made bars, one free drink, and one gift, but space is limited so reserve your ticket here now.

    Liberty State Park + Jersey City Sunset Photography Walk: Sunday, May 28th from 4:30PM – 10:00PM

    Change your pace this weekend with a jaw-dropping sunset photography walk at Liberty State Park this Sunday. To honor Memorial Day, this pilgrimage will take you to the 9/11 Memorials of Manhattan, Liberty State Park, and Jersey City. The walk encompasses many incredible sights to photograph while also paying respect to those lost on 9/11. Then, watch the sunset at Exchange Place to view the stunning spectacle of the New York City skyline catching the waning light. For a full run down of the walk, tickets, and more info, click here.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Wednesday, May 31st at 7PM: Joyce Carol Oates comes to town with a reading, signing, and interview with author Jonathan Santlofer. Email info@littlecitybooks.com to RSVP.

    Upcoming Event You Can’t Miss:

    Hoboken Wellness Crawl: Sunday, June 4th from 11:00AM-4:00PM

    Save the date and get your tickets: The Hoboken Wellness Crawl is happening June 4th {basically a “bar crawl” of health and wellness samples — so fun}. Spend your day enjoying 50+ businesses’ freebies and giveaways of self care, fitness, food, and wellness all throughout Hoboken. This event is a sure can’t-miss. Find out more and buy your tickets here. Use code HGINSIDER for $5 off your originally $20 ticket. A steal for all the freebies you’re getting!

     

    What a way to kick off the summer right here in the Mile Square! You’ve sure got plenty of options, so don’t forget to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl! 


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    Cara is a current Business and Technology student at Stevens Institute of Technology right in Hoboken and has absolutely no plans of leaving the Mile Square anytime soon after graduation. You can normally spot her strutting the Hoboken streets in one of her signature crazy patterned headbands and an iced coffee in hand, regardless of what the temperature is outside. A bubbly, peppy, and excited-about-life-girl, she certainly can put the “happy” in any happy hour! When she’s not out and about, Cara can be found playing on the varsity softball team at Stevens, obsessively editing one of the hundreds of pictures she probably took that day, or making a to-do list. She loves being in the know about literally everything and loves to attend all of the most exciting events Hoboken has to offer. She likes to think her insta game is strong, mostly because she lives by the motto “pics or it didn’t happen!”