• Top 14 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {April 13, 2017 Edition}

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     The Easter holiday is coming up this Sunday, but that doesn’t mean festivities can’t commence all weekend long! We’ve got something for everyone this week: yoga, outdoor cocktail tasting, open mic at the park, art + more, followed by an Easter Sunday best spent with your loved ones. Wherever this week takes you, we hope it’s another great one, but here’s the top 11 things to do in Hoboken + JC this weekend to get you started.

    Featured Event:

    Betrayal, Presented by Mile Square Theatre at 1400 Clinton Street: Running now – April 23rd  

    Hoboken’s very own Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton Street} is running it’s production of Betrayal by Harold Pinter now through April 23rd. Starting at the end of the story and working it’s way to the beginning, this darkly humorous and dramatic play follows {backwards} the entangled affair of this trio of actors, played by the super talented Dena Tyler, Matthew Lawler, and Aidan Redmon. Tickets are $30/ $18 for students and seniors. Discount Parking available at The Harlow @ 14th and Willow, and at Little Man Parking at 1300 Jefferson Street.

    Showtime are as follows:
    Thursdays @ 7pm
    Fridays @ 8
    Saturdays @ 3pm and 8pm
    Sundays @ 3pm

    Click here for tickets or call 201-683-7014, and go here for our full review of the play last week!

     

    Dress Donation Drive + Prom Prep Rally & Styling Event at Hoboken High School: Thursday, April 27th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Hoboken Girl Helps is hosting a Dress Donation Drive + Prom Prep Rally Fundraiser to help out Hoboken + Jersey City high school students who need it most. You can get involved by dropping off any old dresses {gently used or new} and other formal wear, including cosmetics + formal accessories. Once all donations are collected, a fundraiser at Hoboken High School will take place on April 27th for the teens to come out and pick out their dream dress, along with other necessities for their big nights {formals, proms, homecomings, etc.}. Any small donation can make a huge difference, so if you have an old bridesmaid dress laying around, this is the perfect opportunity to put it in good hands and help out. Drop-offs will take place at the following locations/times:

    • Hoboken High School from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM M-F
    • Boutique Realty {537 Garden Street, Hoboken} from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM M-F, 10:00AM-4PM Sat
    • Boutique Realty {215 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Alba Boutique {716 Washington Street, Hoboken} from 11:00AM to 7:00 PM M-Sat, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sun}
    • Hudson Family Chiropractic and Physical Therapy {51 Newark Street, Suite 203 – Entrance between Starbucks and Papaya Dog} from 8AM-7PM M-F, 10:00AM-1PM Sat

    Please email hobokengirlteam@gmail.com with any questions.

    Barre to Bar at Local Barre Downtown: Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 PM

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    The only thing better than an open bar? Open Barre! Join Local Barre for a 45-minute total body workout, and reward yourself with a cocktail + swag bag after. With swimsuit season right around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to kickstart your fitness regime. Sign up ASAP — space is limited!

    Sarah Gerard at Little City Books: Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 PM

    Another outstanding author will be making an appearance at Little City Books this Thursday evening, so if you’re looking for a good book to lounge around outside with {especially in this basically-summer weather}, you might want to stop by to check out Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard. RSVP here.

    Spring Cocktail Tasting at Grand Vin: Thursday, April 13th from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    All-new spring cocktails are in bloom at Grand Vin, and we’re most definitely encouraging you to try ’em out: grab your tickets {only $35} to their Spring Cocktail Tasting event on Thursday night, for a gorgeous night spent sippin’ drinks outside {plus, you might find your new favorite}.

    Kids Night Out at The Crop Shop: Friday, April 14th from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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    If date night is long overdue, Kids Night Out at The Crop Shop in Hoboken can serve as entertainment for your little ones so you can enjoy a night out in the Mile Square. Drop off your youngsters for a fun evening of movies, pizza + arts and crafts, while you spend a few hours out on the town {our suggestions? Hit up Halifax to try out their delish new spring menu, or kick back with a glass of vino at one of these fun places in JC}. Who needs a babysitter?

    Romantic Walk Painting at ArteVino Studio: Friday, April 14th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

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    Painting + wine is always a good combo — therefore, head to ArteVino Studio in Hoboken this Friday for just that. No matter what the occasion is, it’ll most definitely be a great night with friends. BYO vino of choice + get ready to paint a romantic stroll scene {sure to set the ambience for wherever you hang your masterpiece afterwards}. Reserve your spot here {use the code 35OFF for a discounted price, BTW}.

    Jersey City’s Midnight Market at Harborside Atrium: Friday, April 14th from 7:30 PM – Midnight

    Late-night cravings are so real, and we can’t think of a better way to satisfy them than at Jersey City’s Midnight Market {a 21+ event that only takes place about once per month}. Head over this Friday to sample sweets + treats from vendors in the tri-state area. Vendors change each time, so head over to find out what they’ll be serving up.

    Read More: Jersey City’s Midnight Market {+ 6 Foodie Vendors You Need to Know NOW}

    Pier 13 Official 2017 Opening: Saturday, April 15th from 11am – 10pm 

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    It’s here! The recent onslaught of cold and damp weather left the opening date of Pier 13 a little iffy, but with the promise of 70-80 degree temps this weekend {thank you, Mother Nature!}, Pier 13 is opening for it’s 5th year. Bring on the food trucks, microbrews, “lawn” games, balmy evenings, and of course, the most stunning view of NYC. Open this Saturday from 11 AM – 10 PM and Sunday from 11 AM – 8 PM. Oh, and mark your calendars now for their 5th anniversary celebration on July 1st.

    Read more: 7 Places + Activities to Enjoy This Spring in Hoboken

    Open Mic at Church Square Park: Saturday, April 15th

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    If poetry is something you enjoy, you might want to check out the open mic at Church Square park this weekend — in honor of Library Week and National Poetry Month, join MC Sacha Chavez and share your best poetry + listen to others share as well. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear some awesome work, in addition to live music by All Types of Kinds. For more info, visit the Hoboken Public Library.

    Brunch at Porter Collins: Saturday, April 15th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Your brunch plans just got that much better: brunch at Porter Collins is officially starting this weekend, and we are beyond pumped for what’s in store. Table-side Bloody Mary/mimosa carts {and a “seconds” cart… don’t mind if we do!} accompanied by live music = the perfect weekend vibes.

    Yoga at Asana Soul Practice: Saturday, April 15th from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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    Athleta + Asana Soul are teaming up for a yoga class this weekend that you yogis {and beginners, too!} won’t want to miss: there’ll be an in-house DJ to set the tone for an afternoon of relaxation + rejuvenation. Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP at 201-653-4101 asap!

    “The Essence of Hoboken: Watercolors by Robert Nardolillo” Open Reception at Hoboken Historical Museum: Saturday, April 15th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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    Meet artist + Brooklyn native Robert Nardolillo at Hoboken Historical Museum and check out his incredible watercolor paintings that beautifully depict the city of Hoboken at a free open reception this Saturday afternoon. If you can’t make it out this weekend, no worries: his work will be on display at the exhibit up until May 21st.

    Easter Services at Downtown Community Church in Jersey City: Sunday, April 16th at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM

    Downtown Community Church in JC is holding Easter Services this Sunday at 10 AM + 12 PM, for anyone who wants to attend. There will be kids classes, and free parking, coffee + breakfast available, so head on over for the service before your brunch plans!

    {PSA: check out our guide to Easter in Hoboken + Jersey City here, if you don’t have plans yet!}.

    Upcoming Weekday Events: 

    Tuesday, April 18th from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM- Take Back the Night at Stevens Institute of Technology.

    Tuesday, April 18th from 7:00 PM -10:00 PM- All About Peppers at Hudson Table {1403 Clinton Street, Hoboken}. Tix + additional info here.

    Wednesday, April 19th from 6:00 PM-10:00 PM- Women of Distinction and Achievement + Annual Dress for Success Fundraiser at Liberty House Restaurant {76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City}.  Tickets + additional info here.

    Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM- Spring Fever Happy Hour at Cadillac Cantina {proceeds benefit The Hoboken Shelter – tickets here}.

    Make this week a great one! Tag us in your weekend pics @HobokenGirlBlog

    See More: Bluestone Lane Coffee’s First NJ Spot is Open {and it’s in Hoboken!}


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    Krista is a 20-something Jersey Girl who lives in oversized sweaters and oversized sunglasses. Although she currently resides in North Jersey, she was born and raised in South Jersey and will always choose a hoagie over a sub and a pork roll over Taylor ham in the endless debates. She believes wholeheartedly in Sunday dinners, retail therapy, and stellar Instagram captions. When she’s not writing, shopping, or pretending to be a better skier than she actually is, she can be found winding down with a glass of Riesling in one hand and a good book or magazine in the other.