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85 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | Apr 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 kid-friendly events, virtual + in-person 5ks, 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 {April 7th – April 13th}.

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


Virtual Events

Barnes & Noble Presents John Cena Book Release Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 7th | 7:00PM

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Barnes & Noble welcomes #1 New York Times bestselling author and entertainer John Cena for a virtual event to discuss his much-anticipated new books, Be A Work In Progress {Ballantine Books; Age Range: 13+} and Do Your Best Every Day To Do Your Best Every Day {Random House Children’s Books; Age Range 8-12}. Register here.


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

Thursday, April 8th-Saturday, May 8th

As we celebrate 10 years of “Stomping” out MLD {Metachromatic leukodystrophy}, please join us this year for a virtual 5K event. All runners, walkers, skippers, joggers are welcome to attend and be part of this year’s event. The 5K can take place anywhere you choose, and anytime from April 8th – May 8th. Please be sure to post pictures! Event T-Shirts can be picked up or mailed, details to follow. Register 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.


Virtual Drag Bingo

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.


Virtual Run Around the World 2021 Race Event

Saturday, April 10th | 8:00AM–9:00PM

Register for the Virtual Run Around the World 2021 race event. Be a part of this virtual run around the world where you can participate from anywhere! You’ll receive a video of the virtual tour around the world as well as other virtual highlights of beautiful places you may one day choose to visit. Learn more + register here.


WE Collaborators’ April Small Business Marketing Collaboration Event

Sign up by Saturday, April 10th | Wednesday, April 14th | 1:00PM-2:30PM

WE Collaborators’ virtual event is meant to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect and collaborate with the Hudson County, NJ business community in order to reach and grow a larger market audience than their existing audience alone. It is wellness-focused, but not wellness-exclusive. During this virtual event, you will meet different businesses that are looking to collaborate and network to increase marketing outreach. Please click on the link and fill out the the form by Saturday, April 10th. Register here.


Zoom Talk: Carla Gambescia hosts “Mangiare: Cultural History for Foodies”

Sunday, April 11th | 4:00PM–5:00PM

Calling all fans of Italian culture and cuisine! The Hoboken Museum is pleased to host a Zoom talk by an expert in all things Italian, Carla Gambescia, on Sunday, April 11, at 4:00PM, “Mangiare: Cultural History for Foodies.” Carla will host an interactive and entertaining “salon” exploring Italy’s culinary heritage from antiquity to the present day. Through an engaging Q&A, participants will test their knowledge while discovering surprising little-known facts and backstories of some of Italian cuisine’s most iconic ingredients and dishes. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube/Facebook/Twitter, with an option for up to 12 people together in the Museum, with masks and social distancing required. The talk is free for Hoboken Museum members {and students}, and donations are welcomed. Register here.


Black Space Event Series Hosted by Jersey City Theater Center

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. Tune in here.


True Mentors’ Vesak: Buddha Day Celebration

Sign up now | Tuesday, April 13th | 6:00PM-7:00PM 

Join True Mentors for a virtual celebration of Vesak: Buddha Day, with some traditional cuisine. Register here.


True Mentors’ Autism Awareness Event

Sign up now | Tuesday, April 13th | 7:00PM-8:00PM

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Join True Mentors to design t-shirts and learn more about Autism Awareness for the month of April. Register here.


True Mentors Anti-Racism for Volunteers Workshop

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


BbC x Alexa Martin Virtual Watercolor Workshop

Sign up now | Event: Thursday, April 15th | 6:00PM-7:30PM

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Join Hoboken watercolor artist Alexa Martin of @alexamartindesigns in a fun watercolor workshop next Thursday, April 15th from 6-7:30pm! This workshop will be taking place via Zoom and tickets are donation-based to benefit the Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit. This workshop is a fun opportunity for adults and kids alike to learn how to paint a coastal watercolor illustration from the comfort of their own home! Limited supplies are needed and ALL experience levels are welcome to join! 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.


Autism Awareness Month Virtual 5K

Now-Saturday, April 30th

April is World Autism Awareness Month. 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. Carousel Connections creates opportunities for individuals to build independence and confidence through various forms of community engagement including volunteer and employment opportunities, and social and recreational experiences. Anytime during the month of April take a photo of yourself walking/running/getting outside in your Autism Awareness t-shirt and post it on their Facebook page. 100% of proceeds will go directly to Carousel Connections. Register here.


Virtual Gallery of Forty-Eight Views of Brownstone Brooklyn

Now-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.


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 | 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 | Ongoing | 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  | 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

Hartshorn Portraiture Photo Shoots to Support The Hoboken Food Pantry

Month of April 

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Sign up for a photo shoot 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. Please 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.


Dance + Drum Classes with Segunda Quimbamba

Sunday Afternoons | 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. The ensemble was founded by director Juan Cartagena and his wife Nanette Hernandez as Los Pleneros de la Segunda in 1989 during the Christmas season to preserve the Puerto Rican tradition of caroling called parrandas. The event is located at 329 Warren Street in Jersey City. Sign up here.


Breathwork Journey with Kate Griffith at om.life

Thursday, April 8th | 6:30PM-8:30PM

Join om.life to shed the energy of Winter and call in the Abundance of Spring. Mother Earth reminds us each season of her beauty, power & resilience. On this sacred breathwork journey, you shall be reminded of your own. om.life is located at 18 Park View Avenue Suite 2A in Jersey City. Sign up here.


Live Music at 902 Brewing

Thursday + Friday |  April 8th + 9th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

Head over to 902 Brewing, located at 101 Pacific Avenue, to enjoy some live music on Thursday + Friday, April 8th + 9th. Learn more here.


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.


Live Music at Monroe’s

Friday, April 9th | 7:00PM-10:00PM

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Head over to Monroe’s, located at 36-42 Newark Street in Hoboken, to enjoy some live music on Friday, April 9th featuring Nascha. Learn more here.


JC Library’s Springtime Craft Challenge

Saturday, April 10th | 11:00AM-12:00PM 

Pick up a free craft bag given by the JC Public Library. At home, you can use your materials to create a springtime craft. Don’t forget to tag them in your pictures. Please wear a face covering. The event is located at  at Van Vorst Park, 257-287 Montgomery Street in Jersey City. Sign up here.


Pacific Flea Spring 2021 Re-opening

Re-opening Event: Saturday, April 10th | Recurring Every 2nd Saturday of the month | April-October | 11:00AM-5:00PM 

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Join Pacific Flea for their official re-opening. Located in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City, Pacific Flea market boasts a unique shopping experience featuring fine craft, antique and vintage items, live music, curated art shows, outdoor street art and rotating food trucks. Through a vast network of dealers, vendors, collectors, crafters and artisans we guarantee the adventure will be like nothing you have experienced anywhere else in the city. Pacific Flea is located at 149 Pacific Avenue in JC. 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.


Dueling Pianos: Brunch Edition at House of ‘Que

Saturday, April 10th  | 1:00PM-4:00PM

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


JC Library’s National Library Week Celebration: Boogie Stage Reading

Saturday, April 10th | 1:30PM-3:00PM 

Enjoy the last day of Library Week with a stage reading! In partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, The Growing Stage will perform a staged reading of the world premiere, BOOGIE by Angelle Whavers. Please wear a face covering. The event is located at 25 W Hamilton Place in Jersey City. Sign up here.


Blo Blow Dry Bar Promo

Now-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.


Pop-up Shop at Light Rail Cafe

Saturday, April 10th, Sunday, April 11th + Saturday, April 24th | 2:00PM-8:00PM

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Had over to Light Rail Cafe for a pop-up shop! Light Rail Cafe is located at 237 Randolph Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


JC Library’s National Library Week Celebration: Latin Music

Saturday, April 10th | 5:30PM-6:30PM 

Enjoy the last day of Library Week with some latin music played by Segunda Quimbamba. Segunda Quimbamba is a Jersey City-based percussion and dance ensemble that performs authentic Bomba and Plena, the drum music of Puerto Rico. The ensemble was founded by director Juan Cartagena and his wife Nanette Hernandez as Los Pleneros de la Segunda in 1989 during the Christmas season to preserve the Puerto Rican tradition of caroling called parrandas. Limit to 49 people. Please wear a face covering.  The event is located at Ercel Webb Park, 264 Van Horne Street in Jersey City. Sign up here.


Babes Who Brunch at Monroe’s

Sunday, April 11th | 1:00PM + 3:30PM

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Head over to Monroe’s, located at 36-42 Newark Street in Hoboken, to enjoy some delicious brunch. Learn more here.


Attend the Re-opening of Diva Glam Studio

Sunday, April 11th | 4:00PM-7:00PM

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Join Diva Glam studio on their re-opening date! Diva Glam studio is located at 349 Central Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Haircuts for the Homeless

Monday, April 12th | 9:00AM-12:00PM

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Please share this event! TruGlory Barbershop will be giving free haircuts to the homeless community on Monday, April 12th 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.


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

On View Now-Sunday, May 2nd

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Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present MADE HERE: Winter 2021 a group show of the Winter Artists in Residence; Jared Deery, Pablo Garcia Lopez and Linda Mead. On view by appointment only until May 2nd. The works included were created during the artist’s 3 month Space & Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts.  To promote social distancing Guttenberg Arts is open by appointment only and virtually on their website. Patrons can schedule their visit or view the virtual gallery by going to www.guttenbergarts.org/exhibitions. 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

On View 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. Exile In Orange is the first solo visual art show by the artist Buttered Roll. SMUSH Gallery is located at 340 Summit Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more 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.


Buy Advanced Tickets to a Drive-in Movie Night

Friday, April 16th | 8:15PM

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Head over to 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City on Friday, April 16th to enjoy an Old School drive-in movie night to watch The Outsiders! 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.


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.


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.


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 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

Covid Testing

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


Kid-Focused Events

Barnes & Noble Saturday Storytime

Every Saturday | 11:00AM

Barnes & Noble welcomes you and your family to Saturday morning fun to celebrate the 90th anniversary of The Little Engine That Could. Each week, B&N features a different picture book for Staurday Storytime! Register here.


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.


View our Montclair Girl Events Guide for the Weekend

— and for more events in Essex County, click here.


Greater NJ/NY Events

#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.


Cherry Blossom Photo Session in Central Park

Monday, April 12th-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.


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.


Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

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

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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 advanced. The Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Rink is located at 7th Avenue in Newark. Sign up 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

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.