51 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {Dec 30-Jan 5}

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Happy New Year! It’s time to finally bid 2020 adieu! Whether you’re heading out or staying in — this week’s Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has got you covered with a New Year’s Eve 5K, a virtual comedy show, and fun ways to give back to the community through fundraisers + more. We wish all of our HG readers a wonderful holiday weekend! Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {December 30th – January 5th}.

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

Virtual Events

Enjoy a Late Night Virtual Comedy Show

Tuesday, December 30th | 8:30PM

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Enjoy a night of laughs {something we all need more of} with a virtual comedy show. Registration is now open. Buy your ticket here.

Register for a New Year’s Eve 5K online

Now-Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 | Ongoing

Earn your right to party for New Year’s Eve by kick-starting your resolutions! Literally and figuratively run into 2021. Join in on this virtual 5K here.

Ball Drop in NYC Livestream

Thursday, December 31st | All Day

Stay at home or join with family and friends to watch the Times Square ball drop live. Stream it here.

Vision Board + Guided Meditation Workshop: Set Your Intentions for 2021

Thursday, December 31st | 6:00PM-7:30PM

End 2020 on a high note by setting your intentions for the new year. Registration is now open for this healing event which includes a guided meditation + vision board where you can visualize your deepest desires. Buy your ticket here.

DJ Shawn T LIVE Stream New Years Eve Celebration

Thursday, December 31st | 8:00PM-1:00AM

Join online for a live party with DJ Shawn T. Enjoy virtual games, prizes, and music to bring in the new year. Learn more here.

New Year’s Eve in New York City 2021 Online

Thursday, December 31st | 11:00PM-2:00AM

This live-stream will bring you all the best coverage from New Year’s Eve events, parties, and fireworks displays all around the world. Join in here.

Participate in a Virtual Kwanzaa Celebration

Now-Thursday, December 31st 

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The New Jersey for Performing Arts Center {NJPAC} is hosting their annual Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace. Learn more here.

Get Fit on New Year’s Day with a Virtual Fitness Fair

Friday, January 1st | 10:00AM-4:00PM

Start the new year on the right foot {pun intended} with an all-day virtual fitness fair hosted by an NYU professor! Join here.

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

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

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

Music, Film and Burlesque Show

Now-Saturday, January 2nd | Streaming

If you’re looking for a fun and fresh take on some holiday classics, check out Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce Pandemic. Multiple performances are available. Not suitable for people under 18. View here.

Irish Repertory Theatre Presents: Meet Me in St. Louis

Now-Saturday, January 2nd | Multiple Performances

Irish Repertory Theatre

Irish Repertory Theatre presents: Meet Me in St. Louis. Enjoy this holiday classic from the comfort of your home. Multiple performances are available. Pay-what-you-can suggested $25 donation. Buy tickets here.

Register for a Vision Board Workshop  

Now-Wednesday, January 6th | Event: Wednesday, January 6th | 7:00PM

Vision Board Workshop

Manifest your wishes for the new year. Registration is now open for a vision board workshop with Sabrina Sarabella scheduled for Wednesday, January 6th. Buy your ticket here.

Register for Women Entrepreneurs’ Collaborators Business Event 

Now-Sunday, January 9th | Event: Wednesday, January 13th | 1:00PM-2:30PM

Registration is now open for the WE Collaborators virtual event scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th, where businesses and entrepreneurs can connect + network. Please sign up by Saturday, January 9th. Register here.

Hudson County Community College Holiday Market

Now-Sunday, January 31st | All Day

Join online for small business vendor shops, family activities, live storybook readings, and more. Read more here.

Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Festival

Ongoing

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

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Seniors

Ongoing

Zoom seniors

Spread some joy this holiday season to those who may need it most! Local designer duo Hermanitas Design have partnered with Hudson Hills Senior Living in North Bergen to provide holiday cards, video chats, personalized items, and more to senior residents. Volunteers are welcome {and needed} to talk, sing, or read for seniors through Zoom. If you’d like to volunteer find out more here. You can purchase an item to donate here.

In-Person Events

Visit The Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Greetings from Hudson County: A Postcard History Then & Now” Exhibit

Now-Thursday, December 31st

Stop by The Hoboken Historical Museum’s Main Gallery to learn about Hudson County’s postcard history through the different eras. Read more here.

Happy New Year!

Annual New Year’s Eve Bike Ride

Thursday, December 31st | 9:00PM

Come celebrate the new year by riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the annual NYE bikeride.

There are four meet-up locations:

9:00PM Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn

9:45PM at the Brooklyn-side entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge

10:00PM at Washington Square Park Arch, Manhattan NYC

10:20PM at Madison Square Park, 23rd & Broadway, Flatiron side

Learn more here.

Madd Hatter “All That Glitters” New Year’s Eve 2021

Thursday, December 31st | 9:00PM

If you’re up to it, go to Madd Hatter in Hoboken for a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, full dinner and dessert buffets, live DJ all night long, and of course, a live Times Square midnight NYE countdown. Read more here.

House of ‘Que Catered Dinner

House of ‘Que is offering catering on New Year’s Eve. Find more info here.

House of 'Que

LOKAL Eatery & Bar Brunch + Dinner

LOKAL is offering a New Year’s Eve + New Year’s Day special menu. Find more info here.

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Satis Bistro Dinner + Catering

Satis is offering New Year’s Eve catering or dine-in. Find more info here.

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Miracle on Mercer: House Party at Franklin Social

Head on over to Franklin Social for a New Year’s Eve “House Party”. Have a cocktail to take home with you, or enjoy at the restaurant. Find more info here.

Miracle on Mercer

Visit Batello in Jersey City Before They Close 

Friday, January 1st + Saturday, January 2nd

Stop by Batello in Jersey City on Friday, January 1st and Saturday, January 2nd where 50% of the revenue on those days will be going directly to employees. The restaurant will be closed for the rest of January due to anticipated new COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more here.

New Year’s Day Pajama Party at Orale

Friday, January 1st | 11:30AM-4:00PM

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Swing by Orale Mexican Kitchen located at 1426 Willow Avenue, and cheer to the new year in your comfiest jammies during the #PAJAMA #JAM #BRUNCH. Enjoy Happy Hour deals and brunch additions. Find more details here.

Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center

Now-Sunday, January 3rd | 10:00AM-5:00PM

Enjoy holiday experiences throughout the Liberty Science Center to celebrate the joy – and the science – of the season. Get tickets here.

+ThriftJC Launches 

Sunday, January 3rd | Check site for more details

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Search for beautiful thrifted pieces at Jersey City’s newest sustainable virtual thrift store, specifically created for plus-sized babes! Their first drop is Sunday, January 3rd. Shop online here.

Hot Chocolate Bar at The Cottage

Now-Sunday, January 17th | 8:00AM-3:00PM

Go to The Cottage in Jersey City for a warm and cozy hot chocolate to bring in the holiday season. Check it out here.

Open Call for Artists Exhibit Presented by Walk-Bye

 Now-Wednesday, January 20th

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Catalina Aranguren, founder of Walk-Bye by Argia Photography, continues her series of outdoor art installations in Jersey City. She is seeking artists for her latest project. Read more here.

Lightbridge Academy Enrollment

Opened November 7th | Ongoing

Go to Lightbridge Academy or visit their website to register for your child’s early education and development. Read more here.

Walk-Bye, Jersey City Public Library Exhibit

Opened December 9th | Ongoing

Catalina Aranguren, founder of Walk-Bye by Argia Photography, continues her series of outdoor art installations in Jersey City. Her latest project will be produced in conjunction with Welcome Home, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides educational, employment, and material support for refugees and asylees. Read more here.

Wool Art Gallery Studio Tour

All December Long | Mon-Fri: 12:00PM-8:00PM and Sat 12:00PM-4:00PM

Stop by 108 Sherman Place in Jersey City for a Wool Art gallery studio tour hosted by Oksana Ball. Read more here.

Miracle on Mercer

Everyday | Mon-Thurs: 4:00PM-12:00AM, Fri: 4:00PM to 1:00AM, Sat: 12:00PM to 1:00AM, Sun: 12:00PM to 12:00AM

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Go to Franklin Social in Jersey City for a night of delicious holiday cocktails. 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.

Skating in Jersey City

Now-Sunday, March 7th

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Learn how to skate at The Charlie Heger Ice Skating Rink at Pershing Field in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Supper, Socks, and Sketches for Seniors Fundraiser

Donations through Venmo and Paypal are ongoing

Suppers socks seniorsFLAG {Front Line Appreciation Group} of Hoboken + Jersey City is spreading some Christmas cheer while teaming up with the City of Hoboken and local restaurants to provide a holiday dinner for over 1,000+ Hoboken seniors! Cozy socks and holiday cards made by local children will be delivered along with the meal. Find out 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

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.

New Year’s Resolutions with Teens

Friday, January 1st |  All Day Event

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Join the Hoboken Public Library for some New Year’s resolutions with teens. Join here.

For Kids: 10 Magic Tricks!

Saturday, January 2nd | All Day Event

Kids are welcome to learn some fun magic tricks with household items to fool the family. Join here.

For Kids: Read about the New Year

Sunday, January 3rd | All Day Event

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Kids are welcome to learn about the New Year with three picture books. Join here.

Greater NJ/NY Events

Magic Of Lights

Now-January 2nd | Dusk-11:00 PM

Drive through a magical light show at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Get tickets here.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Now-January 3rd | All Day

Go to Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey, and enjoy the park lit up with holiday lights and plenty of rides. Read more here.

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show

Now-January 3rd | Dusk-11:00PM

Skylands Stadium in Augusta, NJ is lit up for the holiday season. Join this drive-through light show. Get tickets here.

LuminoCity Festival at Randall’s Island Park

Now-January 10th | 4:00PM-9:00PM

Drive a few miles away from Hudson County to Randall’s Island Park where you’ll enjoy an immersive wonderland of lights. Get tickets here.

Visit Greenwich Village’s Village Revival Records

Now-January 15th | 11:00AM-10:00PM

Stop by Village Revival Records in The Village at 197 Bleeker Street for a special holiday store-wide sale. Read more here.

Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York Exhibit at El Museo Del Barrio

Now-January 17th | 12:00PM-5:00PM

Visit El Museo Del Barrio in Manhattan for their exhibit titled Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York which is the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop. Find out more here.

ARTECHOUSE: Celestial

Now-February 21st | 10:00AM-10:00PM

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Head to The City for this incredible exhibit at the Chelsea Market that combines technology, music and art in a breathtaking way. Get tickets here.

Partner Happenings

Class A Auto Body — Going Above & Beyond for Their Customers This Holiday Season

Owned by a local Hoboken resident, Class A Auto Body is now offering contact-less car repair pickup and delivery service for Hoboken and Jersey City. They will even do a full wash AND detail of your car after repairs are completed. The team will pick up your car + return it when repairs are done — it’s that simple! Get an estimate here.

CoolVines — New Location + Offering a Special Deal for HG Readers

Visit CoolVines’s brand new location at 211 Washington Street for all your wine needs for the holiday weekend! Open 7 days a week in-store, products from CoolVines are also available online, with a brand new delivery system for Hoboken and Weehawken orders. Customers can call 201-210-5436 or reach out to hoboken@coolvines.com with questions. Start your order here  — and mention Hoboken Girl for $5 off a bottle!

Duman Home — 20% Off When You Mention HOBOKENGIRL20 In-Store

This beautiful new home goods and decor store in Hoboken is located at 118 Washington Street. Originally a Brooklyn boutique, Duman Home is now part of the Mile Square right in the bustling downtown Washington Street. Duman Home is the perfect place to pick up a holiday gift, carrying lines from local businesses like Brooklyn’s own Downright — which features down feather + alternative pillows and comforters, and Apotheke —luxury home scents —which is also from Brooklyn. Start shopping here — and mention HobokenGirl20 for 20% off in-store.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Teen Makeover Monday – Leftover Candy Cane

Monday, January 4th | All Day

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Grab your leftover candy canes and make delicious peppermint syrup for desserts or coffee. Join here.

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Monday, January 4th | 5:00PM-5:30PM

Sign up for an introductory session of Ayurveda on Facebook. Learn more here.

Adult Class: Web Design

Monday, January 4th | 6:00PM-7:30PM

Sign up for an introductory web design class on Facebook. Join here.

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Yarleen is a lovable Leo and 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 rollerblading}, or typing away at her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.