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110 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Mar 31-Apr 6

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Happy Easter to all who celebrate! Whether you’re heading out or staying in — this week’s Hoboken + Jersey City {and beyond} events guide has got you covered with Easter events + dining specials, a drive-in movie night, a trivia night at Corgi Spirits, and many more events happening. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {March 31st – April 6th}.

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

Easter Dining Specials + Events

Meet the Easter Bunny at The Cottage

Saturday + Sunday | Now-Saturday, April 3rd | 3:00PM-6:00PM

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Head over to The Cottage to meet the Easter Bunny. The event is $15 per session. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Get Baked with Steph Easter Pop-Pop at Unjumbold

Saturday, April 3rd | 11:00AM-3:00PM

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Purchase some delicious Easter treats from Get Baked with Steph at Unjumbold on Saturday, April 3rd! Smashable bunnies/eggs, bunny cakesicles, and easter DIY cookie kits will be available. Unjumbold is located at 257 1st Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.

The Little Acorn Bakery’s Easter Pop-up at Cork

Saturday, April 3rd | 12:00PM-4:00PM

Purchase some Easter treats made by The Little Acorn Bakery at Cork. Cork is located at 1450 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.

A Visit With The Bunny at SW3AT Sauna Studio

Saturday, April 3rd | 1:00PM + 3:00PM

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SW3AT Sauna Studio and Suite Tee Studio are hosting a visit with the bunny rabbit. There will be a raffle for adults. Masks are required. Berry Lane Park is located in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Easter/Spring Basket Sale

Sunday, April 4th | 8:00AM-5:00PM

Purchase some Easter/Spring baskets from Bread & Spoon. Cheerful classic wicker basket comes stuffed with 4 decorated spring sugar cookies, 6 sprinkle sugar cookies, 6 chocolate chip cookies, and 6 classic brownies, and two colorful eggs filled with a sweet surprise! Each basket is $60 and great for any dessert lover, big or small! You can also order a vegan or gluten-free option, but then the basket goodies might look a bit different! Baskets can be ordered through Thursday, April 1st at 2:00PM for delivery on Friday, April 2nd, and Saturday, April 3rd. Purchase here.

Easter at Battello

Sunday, April 4th | 10:00AM – 2:30PM + 5:00PM – 9:00PM

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Celebrate Easter Sunday at Battello from 10:00AM – 2:30PM with the a la carte menu, live music, and unbeatable Manhattan skyline views. Looking to dine a little later? Gather with the family for the three-course dinner from 5:00PM – 9:00PM. As seating is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by clicking the link below or calling Battello at 201.798.1798. Battello is located at 502 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City. Reserve here.

Easter at Sorellina

Sunday, April 4th | 10:00AM-6:00PM

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Celebrate Easter Sunday at Sorellina from 10:00AM-6:00PM with a special holiday menu. Sorellina is also offering take-out Easter dishes to enjoy at home + catering for Easter. All orders will be available for pick-up on Saturday, April 3rd. Sorellina is located at 1036 Washington Street in Hoboken. Reserve here.

Easter at Sirenetta

Sunday, April 4th | 10:00AM-6:00PM

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Celebrate Easter Sunday at Sirenetta from 10:00AM-6:00PM with a special holiday menu. Sirenetta is also offering take-out Easter dishes to enjoy at home + catering for Easter. All orders will be available for pick-up on Saturday, April 3rd. Sirenetta is located at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken. Reserve here.

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt 

Sunday, April 4th | 2:00 PM 

For Go on an egg hunt around the world with Watson Adventures. Eggs are hidden in art museum paintings, in royal homes as Fabergé eggs, or in natural history museums as giant dinosaur eggs and tiny hummingbird eggs. Hosts meet with teams on Zoom and send you hopping off around the world, following clues that lead you to websites where you must find eggs and answer fun questions about them. Hunt is for ages 10 and up, and each team must include one adult. Tickets are $19/person. Learn more here.

The Amazing Virtual Easter Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, April 4th | 2:00 PM

You will need your thinking caps for this clue-filled hunt around New York City. A series of clues leads you around the Highline, Chelsea Market, and Hudson Yards, asking you to perform physical and mental challenges for the entire family along the way. Wear comfortable shoes and wear a mask. One member of the team should have a smartphone. The hunt is run through the app ScanQuest so be sure to have it downloaded before you arrive. Tickets are $25. Learn more here.

Virtual Picture with the Easter Bunny

For parents looking to create a completely virtual visit with the Easter Bunny, children can still have their picture taken with Peter Cottontail via PictureMeBunny. This website edits an image of your child next to the Easter Bunny for $30. All you need is a picture of your child set against a plain background and the website will take care of the rest. Learn more here.

Catch the Easter Bunny at Home 

Catch the Easter Bunny in your own house with Catch a Character. If you don’t make it to visit the Easter Bunny in real life, children will still enjoy the magic of seeing proof that he really stopped at their house to leave springtime treats. As an additional measure, parents might want to schedule a call from the Easter Bunny to solidify the excitement. Learn more here.

Virtual Events

Black Space Event Series Hosted by Jersey City Theater Center

Wednesday, March 31st, Sunday, April 11th + Sunday, April 25th | 7:30PM

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The Jersey City Theater Center launches a new talk series this week, Black Space, an ongoing series of intimate and candid conversations exploring the experiences of black artists in the world today. The talks are led by Ashley Nicole Baptiste, JCTC’s Associate Artistic Director. In both one-on-one interviews and panel discussions, Baptiste will engage with black performing and visual artists from a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and countries, who will share their stories and also the unique challenges they face in a world deeply activated by a newly heightened awareness of racial justice and the urgent need to heal and rectify profound racial inequities. The first interview is with Jersey City visual artist K. Brown, on Zoom and Facebook Live on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:30PM. Tune in here.

Thomas Edison Film Festival + Hoboken Historical Museum Celebrate Women’s HERstory Month with a Free Streaming Film Marathon

Now-Wednesday, March 31st

The Thomas Edison Film Festival kicks off with a Women’s HERstory month film marathon presenting 3 virtual programs of selected shorts by women filmmakers. Tune in here.

2021 Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 Mile Run Walk

Now-Wednesday, March 31st

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Leprechaun costumes, traditional Irish food, and running, of course, there’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than completing the Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 miler event. Celebrate your race and the “Luck of the Irish” with runners from all 50 states and around the world. Complete each distance one at a time or if you’re feeling lucky complete all 4 miles. Either way, we encourage you to wear your finest St. Patrick’s Day attire and have fun! Your virtual event can be completed any time from March 1st, 2021 until March 31st, 2021. Sign up here.

Holidays and the Stars: Hosted by the Liberty Science Center

Thursday, April 1st | 5:00PM-6:00PM 

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From Easter to Passover to Ramadan, holidays have a long relationship with stars and astronomy. In this free, virtual program, streamed on Liberty Science Center’s Facebook page, you’ll join the planetarium presenter for a look at how these holidays are set by the Sun, Moon, stars, and beyond.  Join the Liberty Science Center for their Holidays and the Stars event. Sign up here.

Virtual Mindfulness Workshop

Thursday, April 1st | 6:30PM

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Elevate Pilates has partnered up with Alfalfa Hoboken and Non Profit ‘Bring Change to Mind’ for an hour of mindful movement and wellness. This exclusive event opens with a 30 minute express mindful movement session lead by Elevate Founder Amanda Hauer, followed by a short presentation from Andrew, Co-Founder of Alfalfa, a look into the ‘Bring Change to Mind’ organization with Nicole Bruno and tips & tricks to find a more balanced wellness routine that nourishes the body, calms the mind and feeds the soul. Sign up here.

True Mentors’ Movie Night

Thursday, April 1st | 7:00PM-9:00PM 

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Join True Mentors for a virtual movie night! Celebrate the start of Jazz Month and Spring Break with a movie night showing Disney’s Soul  – for all ages. Register here.

Virtual Drag Bingo

Friday, April 2nd, Friday, April 9th + Friday, April 16th  | 8:00PM

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Join a virtual drag bingo on Zoom for $12 to win some cash and gift-card prizes! The event is hosted by Vanity Ray and Art House Productions.  Buy tickets here.

Shelby Sweats Virtual Workout for Project Heal

Saturday, April 3rd | 11:00AM

Join Hoboken-based trainer Coach Shelby for a 45-Minute Virtual Full-Body Bodyweight Workout for Project Heal. No equipment required. All levels welcome. 100% of donations go to Project Heal, a non-profit focused on equitable treatment access for eating disorders. To join class or donate, Venmo any donation amount to @shelby_sweats with your email address in the description. Learn more here.

Virtual Gallery of Forty-Eight Views of Brownstone Brooklyn

Sunday, April 4th-Friday, April 30th

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

Eating Healthy on a Budget Event Hosted by Act Now Foundation

Tickets available now | Event: Tuesday, April 6th | 2:00PM-4:00PM

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The Act Now Foundation will host Eating Healthy on a Budget event on Tuesday, April 6th at 2:00PM. Learn how to make a plan that can help you get organized, save money, and choose healthy options. The Act Now Foundation is always looking for volunteers + donations. Sign up here.

Hudson County Chamber of Commerce Event: 2021 Annual Business Meeting

Reserve your spot now | Event: Wednesday, April 7th | 11:00AM-2:00PM

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Join the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce for a day focused on recovering the local economy in Hudson County, and for networking with fellow members and business leaders. Sign up here.

Virtual Support Group for Parents of LGBTQIA+ Youth

Meetings: Thursday, April 8th + Thursday, April 22nd | 6:00PM-7:30PM

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Join a virtual support group for parents of LGBTQIA+ youth. The 4-session group will build communication skills, improve understanding and identifying challenges faced while raising LGBTQIA+ children. Register here.

True Mentors Anti-Racism for Volunteers Workshop

Sign up now | Wednesday, April 14th | 6:030PM-8:30PM

Join True Mentors’ Anti-Racism Discussion. This free 5-workshop Series led by, Alexis Jemal, J.D., LCSW, LCADC, PhD and Karen Gaffney, PhD, will provide safe, open, expert-lead discussions on numerous myths at the heart of systemic racism and unconscious bias. Register here.

Run Toward a Better Future Virtual 5k or 1 Mile Run/Walk

Now-Sunday, April 25th

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Complete a virtual 5k or 1 mile walk/run to support Waves of Education. With your help, they hope to raise at least $30,000 which will be put toward building a primary school in central Uganda. Sign up here.

Mama Online Workout Class

Every Saturday | 9:30AM

Join an online workout class that is catered for all moms and moms-to-be that includes breathing, stretching, and strength exercises. First-class is free using coupon code “FREECLASS” or receive $5 off your class using code “HOBOKENGIRL”. Register here.

Join JC Public Library’s LGBTQ+ Book Club

Every Fourth Saturday of the Month Starting Saturday, March 27th | 4:00PM-5:00PM

Join the LGBTQ Book Club. All are welcomed, regardless of sexual orientation. The event will focus on reading books with LGBTQ+ characters, themes, and authors in a safe and inclusive space. Learn more here.

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

Every Sunday in March | 2:00PM-3:00PM

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Calling all artists! Showcase your artwork, poetry, and designs on The Hoboken Public Library’s social media pages. Learn more here.

Online Conversational ESL Classes on Zoom

Every Monday + Wednesday starting Monday, February 8th | 4:30PM-5:30PM

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Sign up for weekly conversational ESL classes every Monday and Wednesday on Zoom hosted by the Hoboken Public Library. Join here.

Managing the Mental Load on a Mom Virtual Support Group

Every Tuesday | 1:00PM-2:00PM

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Join a virtual support group for moms every Tuesday from 1:00PM to 2:00PM. Email host to register here.

Free Community Knitting Virtual Class

Every Wednesday | 7:00PM-9:00PM

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

Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Hoboken Talks”

Every Thursday | 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.

Volunteer + Donate to The Act Now Foundation

Ongoing

The Act Now Foundation is always looking for volunteers + donations. By partnering with Act Now Foundation on it’s mission, you as an individual or your company, can have a profound impact on the movement to end Alzheimer’s and improve the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. You can stand up as a leader in the battle against this disease and demonstrate to your community that you are making an active effort to ease their burden. Donate + learn more here.

Register for a Free Dance Class

Available online

Classes are available online every day and include Salsa, West African, Hip-Hop, and more. Classes are hosted by Alvin Ailey Studio. Register here.

JC Urban Library Leaders Series

Available online

Tune in to the Jersey City Library’s Urban Library Leaders Series which creates a space for urban library pioneers and innovators to share the successes, challenges. and the importance of libraries as community institutions. Watch here.

Volunteers Needed for Jersey City Heights Community Fridge Initiative

Ongoing

The community-led initiative is looking for volunteers to help pick up food and to clean out the community fridge. Learn more here.

The Playbill Gallery {A Love Story} New Podcast Play by Mile Square Theatre

Streaming now 

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. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theatre festival, which provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the months of March, April, and May. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.

DT 235 Gallery’s Virtual Paint Classes + Kits

Ongoing

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Sign up for a virtual paint class hosted by DT 234 Gallery and Art Studio. Party paint kits are also for sale. To get access to a virtual class, head over to the studio’s website. Sign up here.

Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Festival

Ongoing

See what Hudson Theatre Works has to offer online with multiple performances. View here.

Corgi Spirits Cocktail Recipes

Available online

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Jersey City’s Corgi Spirits is keeping us all sane with cocktail recipes we can make at home. The distillery’s tasting room is also open on weekends located at 1 Distillery Drive. Watch the recipes being made here.

In-Person Events

Mulligan’s Comedy Show

Wednesday, March 31st | 7:30PM

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Enjoy a comedy show hosted by Mulligan’s Pub on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:30PM. Mulligan’s Pub is located at 159 1st Street in Hoboken. Purchase tickets here.

Flag Raising + 6th Annual Light It Up Blue Event for Autism Awareness Month

Thursday, April 1st | 12:00PM + 7:00PM

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Jersey City will host The 6th Annual Light it Up Blue event on Thursday, April 1st. The Autism Awareness Month Flag Raising will be held at 12:00PM at City Hall Balcony and The 6th Annual Light it Up Blue event will be held at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, from 7:00PM-8:00PM. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing standards. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Parent & Child Classes in April

Saturdays in April | 11:00AM-11:45AM

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Take a class at Kennedy Dancers for parents + kids in April. Register here.

Blo Blow Dry Bar Promo

Thursday, April 1st-Saturday, April 10th 

After closing its doors for nearly one year following the pandemic, Blo Blow Dry Bar in Jersey City has officially reopened under new ownership, and will offer $39 blow outs through Saturday, April 10th. Blo Blow Dry Bar is located at 160 Morgan Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Live Music at 902 Brewing

Friday, April 2nd | 7:00PM-9:00PM

Head over to 902 Brewing located at 101 Pacific Avenue to enjoy some live music played by Anthony & Cody. Learn more here.

Trivia Night at Corgi Spirits

Friday, April 2nd | 7:30PM-9:30PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for a trivia night. Register here.

Drive-in Movie Night

Friday, April 2nd | 8:15PM

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Head over to 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City on Friday, April 2nd to enjoy an Old School drive-in movie night to watch The Wizard of Oz! Make sure to purchase quickly as tickets sell out fast, and the link will not function once the limit {50} has been reached. Buy tickets here.

HCCC’s New Art Exhibits

On display now-Friday, April 2nd

Azikiwe Mohammed: Tales from Fold Out Chairs and Rashad Wright: in heaven’s Wakanda is presented in partnership with the Monira Foundation and may be viewed now through Friday, April 2nd. The exhibition was curated by Ysabel Pinyol Blasi. Information may be obtained by emailing gallery@hccc.edu.

Live in the Lounge at Battello

Friday, April 9th, Friday, April 16th + Friday, April 23rd | 6:00PM + 8:00PM

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Battello is excited to announce a new limited dining series “Live in The Lounge”. Each week, Battello will have 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. Battello is located at 502 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Volunteer for the Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival

Sign up now | Event: Saturday, April 10th | 12:30PM-5:30PM 

festivalParty with Purpose is partnering with Hoboken Happy Hours to bring you the 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Fest on Saturday, April 10th! This year the event is a Mac & Cheese Crawl. To limit the crowds, PWP is looking for volunteers to stand outside the restaurant, stamp the card, and keep people distanced. Sign up here.

Prime Gallery’s Polarity Exhibit

Now-Tuesday, April 13th

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Head to Prime Gallery at 351 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City for the opening reception of Polarity, a free exhibit that showcases the artwork of artists existing on opposite ends of a spectrum. Learn more here.

Featured Artworks: Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary

Now-Saturday, April 17th | 10:00AM-6:00PM

Transatlantico, curated by Edoardo Monti, is a collaboration between the dynamic artist communities of Mana Contemporary and the Palazzo Monti residency program. Both organizations support artists at all stages in their career, offering inspiration and forging new relationships. To schedule an appointment Monday–Friday, between 10:00AM and 6:00PM, please email your preferred time and date to rsvp@manacontemporary.com. Mana is located at 888 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Beyond Rubik’s Cube at Liberty Science Center

Now-Monday, April 19th

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After years on a worldwide tour, Beyond Rubik’s Cube has returned to the LSC. Beyond Rubik’s Cube is the world’s first museum exhibition all about the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. Experience games, puzzles, history, art, and engineering, all inspired by Ernő Rubik’s best-selling masterpiece. Learn more here.

Historic Downtown Jersey City Winter-Spring Farmer’s Market Grand Opening

Every Thursday | Now-Thursday, April 22nd | 4:00PM-6:00PM 

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The winter-spring market will happen every Thursday, 4:00PM – 6:00PM, from January 21st until April 22nd, 2021. Patrons can shop for local produce, organic soap, and more. Learn more here.

The Hidden Faces of Hoboken Exhibit

On Display Now-Sunday, April 25th 

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Head over to Hoboken Historical Museum to see their new photography exhibit: The Hidden Faces of Hoboken. Artist and graphic designer McKevin Shaughnessy ‘s project blossomed into an attempt to catalogue every “hidden face” he could spot from the sidewalk. Check the museum’s website to try to win the contest connected to this exhibit. Sign up here.

WALK-BYE: agency Group-Show Exhibit

On display now-Friday, April 30th | 4:00PM

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The WALK-BYE: agency group show exhibit will be unveiled on March 1st at 4:00PM at the Five Corners Library, 678 Newark Avenue in Jersey City in partnership with the Jersey City Public Library. What is the ability to affect one’s life by having the power to make choices, resistance to oppression, and an iron will to gain freedom? WALK-BYE was founded in 2020 by Catalina Aranguren. The exhibit is inspired by Black History Month and Women’s History Month. The show is the sixth installation in Aranguren’s series of outdoor community art exhibits. WALK-BYE has sought to create opportunities for Jersey City Residents to display and view local artwork in a safe manner during the pandemic. Learn more here.

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

On display now-Friday, April 30th

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Head over to Pilsener Haus for Main Street Pops Gallery’s New Rome Art Series by Fabio Esteban starting March 1st. 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. Pilsener Haus is located at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.

“Storytellers” Exhibit

On display 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.

Flora & Fauna Exhibition Featuring Jersey City Art Teachers

On view | 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.

Main Street Pops’ Outdoor Artisan Market

Third Sunday of each month | Now-Sunday, December 19th | 11:00AM-4:00PM

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Starting Sunday, March 21st, Main Street Pops will host their outdoor Artisan Market every third Sunday of each month. Local vendors and artists will have tables set up. Support local businesses and enjoy delicious food. The market will be located under the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken. Learn more here.

Baonanas + La Coqueta Food Vendor Pop-ups at Solaris Lofts

Every Wednesday | 4:00PM-9:00PM

Enjoy delicious desserts from Baonanas and flavorful dishes from La Coqueta every Wednesday outside of the Solaris Lofts. Solaris Lofts are located at 65 Maple Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Every Wednesday | 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. Play Hoboken is located at 1012 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.

Take a Tour of Mana Contemporary

Every Tuesday + Thursday | 3:00PM-4:30PM

Tour Mana Contemporary for free. Mana Contemporary’s long-term and special exhibitions are currently on view by appointment, through engaging themed tours. Artists draw inspiration from everyday objects. Explore how these objects are used as materials or depicted as subjects in artworks by John ChamberlainDan Flavin, and Andy Warhol. Tours conclude with a visit to the current special exhibition, Transatlantico. Mana is located at 888 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Every Weekend | 10:30AM-2:30PM

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

Dinner + Live Music at Battello

Every weekend | 7:00PM-10:00PM

Enjoy live acoustic performances in the main dining area every Thursday-Saturday featuring artists from the New York Metro Region. Battello is located at 502 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Urban Souls Weekly Events

Ongoing | In-Person + Virtually

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Head over to Urban Souls for their weekly events which include yoga, meditation, and much more. The events take place virtually + in-person. See their full schedule here.

Food Truck Fridays: La Coqueta Mexican Food Truck at Corg Spirits

Every Friday | 5:00PM-9:00PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for some delicious grub from La Coqueta Mexican food truck every Friday. See their schedule + menu here.

Jersey City Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturdays + Sundays | 10:00AM-1:00PM

Volunteer to clean up parts of Jersey City at one of their next cleanup dates from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.  The meetup spots will change each week. Please verify the meetup location when signing up. Sign up here.

Stony Hill Farms Winter Market Curbside Pickup

Multiple times + locations

Stony Hill Farms is offering curbside pickup for their online winter market. There are multiple times and locations available. Learn more here.

Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Every Thursday | 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.

Country Night at House of ‘Que

Every Friday | 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.

La Coqueta Mexican Food Truck at 902 Brewing

Every Saturday | 12:00PM-4:00PM

Head over to 902 Brewing Co. located at 101 Pacific Avenue for some delicious grub every Saturday from La Coqueta Mexican food truck. Learn more here.

Swimming in Jersey City

Ongoing

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Swimming in the middle of winter? Absolutely! Do some laps at Pershing Field’s Aquatic Center in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Commercial District COVID-19 Testing

Monday-Saturday | 9:00AM-5:00PM

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The city of Jersey City will be testing for COVID-19 at 332 Barrow Street. Learn more here.

Kid-Focused Events

Youth Art Classes at Rexer Contemporary Gallery

Began Tuesday, March 9th 

Raisa Nosova is pleased to now offer Classical Art Classes for youth at Rexer Contemporary Art gallery. College portfolio preparation, Classical drawing, and Classical painting techniques for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are offered throughout the week. In-person art classes meet weekly, run 1 hour and 1.5 hours, and are limited to 4 students maximum at this time. All drawing supplies are provided. Select your child’s age group at registration. Rexer Contemporary Art Gallery is located at 636 Washington Street in Hoboken. Register 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. Compare your strength, balance, and jumping skills with wild creatures in the Safari Challenge, and so much more. Meet LSC’s resident creatures – including snakes, chinchillas, macaws, and so much more – in the Animal Zone. Watch LSC team members feed the fish in Our Hudson Home. Rock out at the daily Animal Dance Party, learn about conservation in our special Story Time, and experience an Animal Laser Show {available for an additional $6, or $5 for LSC members} in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium. 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 2 to 6-years-old. Learn more here.

Liberty Science Center’s Junior Days

Thursdays + Fridays 

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LSC’s Junior Days celebrates kids 6 and under every Thursday and Friday. Masks are required. Learn more here.

Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Ongoing | 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. More details can be found here.


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Greater NJ/NY Events

Trans Visibility Day: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary Narratives in Sci-Fi

Wednesday, March 31st | 8:00PM

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Join The Strand for a virtual event on Zoom featuring a diverse lineup of authors who will discuss trans and nonbinary narratives in science fiction. Tickets are free. Sign up here.

Ralph Pucci 5th Annual Jazz Set Livestream Broadcast

Tickets Available Now | Event: Wednesday, March 31st | 8:00PM-10:30PM

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The Jazz Set reunites two of the most omnipresent figures and cultural ambassadors of our time: virtuosic bassist, composer, and Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride with trumpeter, composer and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis. Sign up here.

Ruth – Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words: Virtual Cinema Hosted by Montclair Film

Now-Wednesday, March 31st

Join Montclair Film for their virtual cinema series honoring Women’s History Month featuring the film: Ruth – Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words. The improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools — became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Revealing both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.

Morgan’s Farm’s Earth Day Kits + Support Monarch Butterflies

Pick-ups in March + April

Stop by Morgan’s Farm to purchase some Earth Day Seed Kits, and support local efforts to help monarch butterflies, important pollinators whose population is endangered. Choose from a variety of kits including Sunflower, herbs, and Milkweed which come with pots, potting soil, and more. The kits range from $10 to $20. Morgan’s Farm is located at 903 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. Learn more here.

Open Mic Series: Jersey Fresh at Home Hosted by NJPAC

Thursday, April 1st | 6:00PM

You’re invited to NJPAC’s virtual open mic! Every week, NJPAC is spotlighting up-and-coming talent from all over New Jersey via Facebook Live. On Thursday, April 1st, tune in to watch the next set of homegrown stars featuring Chasing Paragon, Charly Santagado, Mercedes Alexus, Eis-Side, Ambition The Poet, Shane The Golden Voice, and Ebony Mack-Ramos. The event is free. Sign up here.

Easter and Springtime Family Fun at Alstede Farms 

Now through Saturday, April 3rd | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The whole family will love taking a scenic hayride around the farm, visiting and feeding baby animals. Littles will also enjoy a touchless Easter egg hunt, exploring the farm with a scavenger hunt, and seeing the Easter Bunny too. Tickets are $16.99 and must be purchased in advance. The event is located 1 Alstede Farms Lane in Chester. Learn more here.

NYSoM Easter Eggstravaganza 

Saturday, April 3rd | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join NYSoM for a socially-distanced and masked Easter egg hunt in Rodal Pleasant Park Community Garden. Participants can also enjoy a painted Easter egg giveaway, get creative with Easter crafts, and enjoy the afternoon doing springtime activities. Groups of five egg hunters at a time will be scheduled every 10 minutes will take part in this hunt for kids 12 and under. It’s free, and first-come, first-served. The event is located at 114th Street b/w 1st Avenue + Pleasant Avenue in Harlem. Learn more here.

Easter Bonnet Parade 

Sunday, April 4th | 10:00 AM – 4:00PM

The long-time tradition of the Easter Bonnet Parade calls for the most colorful themed hats in the tri-state area. While there are no floats or marching bands, this parade has energy and excitement to boot. The entire family will get a kick out of watching the parade participants dressed in everything from outrageous towering hats to elegant suits and party dresses. You can even make your own hat and join in the fun. The event is located at 49th Street/5th Avenue near St Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Learn more here.

Easter Bunny Cruise + Egg Hunt 

Sunday, April 4th | 12:30 PM

Set sail for an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and eggciting crafts. With an upgraded ticket you can enjoy a delicious brunch and gain access to the upper deck as well. Tickets are $89 and up. The event is located at Pier 36 in Manhattan. Learn more here.

Easter Sunday Skate at Branch Brook Park

Sunday, April 4th | 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM

For a twist on the traditional Easter Bunny visit, consider roller skating at Branch Brook Park this April. Each session includes admission, a skate rental, a slice of pizza, a glow stick, and appearances from the Easter Bunny and friends. Face masks are required at all times. Temperature check upon arrival. Tickets are $20 per person. The event is located at 7th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.

Healing the Divide: Race, Medicine, and the Covid-19 Vaccine Event Hosted by NJPAC

Monday, April 5th | 7:00PM

Join NJPAC for a conversation with medical experts examining the history of racial discrimination in health care, and how the shadow of medical apartheid will impact the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. From the Tuskegee experiments of the 20th century to the multiple barriers to appropriate care Black people still encounter today, this panel will discuss the origins of the deep mistrust of the medical establishment felt by many in communities of color, and how that lack of trust might be mitigated in order to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. The event will include a greeting from Mayor Ras Baraka, and will be moderated by Dr. Denise Anderson, founder and CEO of Denise Anderson & Associates, an independent public health and health care consultancy business, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Department of Health’s  Maternal Care Quality Collaborative, and Principal of the COVID Rapid Mobile Response Team at the New Jersey Department of Health.
Sign up here.

Richard Thompson & Elvis Costello ‘Words & Music’ Hosted by Montclair Literary Festival

Tickets available now | Event: Tuesday, April 6th | 8:00PM

The Montclair Literary Festival’s event series continues with a live conversation between two music legends. Join legendary U.K. singer and guitarist, Richard Thompson, for the launch of his memoir Beeswing: Losing My Voice and Finding My Way 1967-1975 with iconic singer-songwriter, Elvis Costello on Tuesday, April 6th at 8:00PM. Tickets cost $30 and include a copy of the book {value of $28}. The first 100 people to register will receive a signed copy of the book. The event will be held on Crowdcast and a sign-up link will be sent after ticket purchase. Books can be picked up at Festival partner Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, or shipped to your home address {additional cost, select option when selecting ticket; shipping available within the US only}. Register here.

#RIFT Play Hosted By Luna Stage Company

Tickets Now Available | Friday, April 9th | 12:00PM

Two real-life brothers: one a convicted murderer, the other a playwright; a member of the Aryan Brotherhood versus an A.O.C. type progressive. #RIFT is a durational play over text messages exploring the ideological divide in America and asking, “Is love enough?” This experience consists of a play-over text message sent to the audience member’s phone. Participants can enroll and or/disenroll at any time during the three-month experience of the Stages Festival. This performance is free. Register here.

Latinx Abstract Art Exhibition

On display 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.

Transcend: TGNCNB Youth Workshop

Every Tuesday | 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.

Family Meal Program

Every Wednesday | 2:30PM-3:30PM

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If you or someone you know is in need of food, The Family Meal program is available every Wednesday from 2:30PM-3:30PM. The event is located at the Geyer Family Y Parking Lot at 159 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.

Tour Van Vleck House and Gardens

Open daily | 9:00AM-6:00PM

wisteria courtyard

Take a free tour of Van Vleck House and Gardens which is a beautiful oasis in the heart of Montclair. A center for horticulture, education, music, art, and quiet contemplation, the gardens are open to the public for their enjoyment and the house is available to non-profits for meetings and events. The grounds are open every day from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. Virtual tours are also available online. Van Vleck House and Gardens is located at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.

Visit the Turtleback Zoo

Open daily | 10:00AM-3:00PM

Take a trip to the Turtleback Zoo to catch their incredible Sea Turtle Recovery exhibit, Sea Lion Sound, and much more. Virtual tours are also available through the website. The Turtleback Zoo is located at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.

Ways to Give Back Locally

Pound Animal Welfare Society {PAWS} 

Hundreds of animals need adoption across the state of New Jersey. For over 41 years, the Pound Animal Welfare Society has been helping place homeless animals. PAWS does not have a facility to house animals in need, but the support of generous volunteers makes the work possible. In addition to fostering animals, supplies are needed. Learn more here on how to get involved.

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. The Food Pantry needs non-perishable food and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, instant oatmeal, shelf-stable milk, deodorant, shampoo, canned pasta, cereal, and peanut butter—to name a few. The Hoboken Food Pantry is located at 1301 Washington Street. 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. This list is inclusive of tasks like donating some of the most needed items like toiletries, coffee, sugar, milk, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and paper products. For more information, visit The Hoboken Shelter. 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. Volunteers are asked to commit to 2-4 shifts per month with each shift being about 4 hours. All volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, at least 3 years of a clean driving record, and should be able to lift at least 45lbs. To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), 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. These locations serve area programs and community partners- over 1,000 in 15 of 21 New Jersey counties- within which 760,000 food-insecure neighbors in need reside. Learn more here.

Partner Happenings

Sparrow Wine + Liquor Company Offering Easter Wines to Celebrate in Hoboken  

As Hoboken celebrates the Easter season, Sparrow Wine & Liquor Company hopes to play a small part in lifting spirits in the community — by selling spirits. Tasty values like Prosecco and Cava are perfect for quaffing or for your favorite Mimosa recipe. As for the Champagne lover, Sparrow Wine carries the fan-favorite brands in addition to some lesser-known brands like Billecart Salmon Champagne and Bollinger Rose guaranteed to over-deliver on value — all available online. No matter where you’re at in Hoboken, there is a convenient Sparrow Wine location close by. The downtown store is located at 126 Washington Street, while the uptown store is at 1224 Shipyard Lane. Customers can call 201-659-1501 or email customerservice@sparrowine.com with questions and requests. Exclusive Offer: Don’t forget, when you purchase a regularly priced bottle of wine, enter discount code HOBOKENGIRL at checkout to receive 20% off! Online orders only, through Monday, April 5th. Discount excludes sale items.

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. If you have questions about the practice, feel free to email info@exceltherapy.com or call 201-630-8880 for the Hoboken office which is located at 333 15th Street, Suite 2B. The Jersey City location is at 201 Marin Boulevard and can be reached at 551-313-7300 with questions or concerns.

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. The residences are appointed with premium stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, custom kitchen cabinet colors, washer and dryer units, built-in custom closets, built-in desks, and oak plank flooring. 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. With waterfront views and green space, Port Imperial and Weehawken offer a serene lifestyle full of city-like conveniences. Following the pandemic, the outdoor experience at Port Imperial is more appealing than ever, with attractions like the Hudson River Promenade and Weehawken Waterfront Park perfect for a breath of fresh air. 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.