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64 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {Feb 17-23}

by Yarleen Hernandez
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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 a Black History Month celebration, new art exhibits, an open house event, and much more happening. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {February 17th – February 23rd}.

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

Featured Events

White House Bride’s Ines di Santo 2021 Trunk Show

Friday, February 19th – Sunday, February 28th | BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

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White House Bride {667 US 22 East, Whitehouse Station} is hosting their Ines Di Santo Trunk Show this Friday, February 19th through Sunday, February 28th by appointment only. The 2021 Fall Bridal Collection features Ines’ iconic design sensibility through her ultra-feminine and beautiful couture gowns. Plus, soon-to-be brides can also receive $200 off a select collection of veils or headpieces during the trunk show. Make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Call 908-526-3134 to book your appointment and click here to learn more about White House Bride.

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My Hoboken Home’s Open-House Event

Saturday, February 20th from 12:00PM-4:00PM | BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

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This Saturday, My Hoboken Home {907 Washington Street, Hoboken} is hosting an open house for their new listing at 71 Jefferson Street, #5 in Hoboken. This incredible penthouse-condo features an outdoor space, NYC views, a pool + parking. As a COVID-19 precaution, to limit the number of people in the unit at a time, all interested parties must register for a 15-minute appointment. Not to mention, all interested parties will be able to meet Josh, the founder of My Hoboken Home, and learn more about his incredible 50% buyer’s rebate program for buyers and low commission rates for sellers. Make sure you let him know Hoboken Girl sent you. 

Click here to book your appointment for the open house and click here to learn more about My Hoboken Home.

Virtual Events

Black History Month Celebration: Artwork by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Wednesday, February 17th + Wednesday, February 24th | 10:00AM-12:00PM


Join the Hoboken Library for a celebration of Black History Month with an art class focusing on and analyzing artwork by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye on Wednesday, February 17th, and Wednesday, February 24th 10:00AM-12:00PM. Register here.

Teen Trivia: African American History Month Edition

Wednesday, February 17th + Wednesday, February 24th | 4:00PM-5:00PM


Join the Hoboken Library for a celebration of Black History Month with trivia for teens on Wednesday, February 17th, and Wednesday, February 24th 4:00PM-5:00PM. Register here.

HCCC Speaker Series: Featuring Tamika Palmer, Mother of Breonna Taylor

Thursday, February 18th | 12:00PM


Join Hudson County Community College for their speaker series featuring Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor’s mom on Thursday, February 18th at 12:00PM. The live Zoom event will open with a performance by Jersey City Poet Laureate Rashad Wright. The event will conclude with a virtual tour of the exhibition, “Azikiwe Mohammed: ‘Tales from Fold Out Chairs,’ and Rashad Wright: ‘in heaven’s Wakanda’. Register here.

Black is a Rainbow Color Reading

Thursday, February 18th | 3:30PM


Join the Hoboken Library for a special reading of Black is a Rainbow Color on Thursday, February 18th at 3:30PM. Register here.

Work/Share Event

Thursday, February 18th | 6:30PM-9:00PM

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Work/Share invites creative people of all fields and disciplines to share work-in-progress and get top-notch feedback in a constructive setting. The event will be on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30PM. Price is on a sliding scale $5-30. Register here.

Art Roast Virtual Event

Thursday, February 18th | 8:00PM

Art Roast

Join a free, virtual Art Roast on Thursday, February 18th at 8:00PM hosted by Art House Productions and The Newark Museum of Art. Zoom in to this virtual event and watch these funny folks say all the things you’ve thought about the Museum experience, but never dared say! Recommended for ages 18+. Register here.

Young Masters Art Class Sponsored by HCCC 

Friday, February 19th | 10:00AM

Join a Young Masters Art Class sponsored by Hudson County Community College. Learn more here.

The Box: Reinvention Exhibit

Friday, February 19th | 7:00PM


Join the free, virtual opening reception of The Box: Reinvention exhibit presented by Jersey City Theater Center. The Box was conceived as an event to serve Jersey City’s extraordinary and diverse community of artists and audiences. The artists represent nearly every facet of creative expressions such as theater, music, dance, poetry, spoken word, visual arts, film, and other multidisciplinary mediums. Every Box production is an intersection of a thought-provoking theme and social justice. Learn more here.

DREAMLIFE: Virtual Exhibit

Friday, February 19th + Saturday, February 20th | 8:00PM


Join this virtual exhibit for an evening of dance and film inspired by dreams. DREAMLIFE brings together a group of choreographers, each creating an original dance film inspired by dreams, and features new work by Alaina Wilson, Kareem Woods, Tushrik Fredericks, and Maranda Barry with Jes Wittig and Rosy Gentle. Learn more here.

Virtual Drag Bingo

Every Friday | Starting Friday, February 19th-Friday, March 26th | 8:00PM-9:00PM

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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. Learn more here.

How the Gullah Retain their Roots Virtual Lecture

Sunday, February 21st | 3:00PM


Join a virtual lecture to learn about the Gullah/Geechee. Through an examination of music and selected texts, participants will discuss their impression of “Gullah” and “Geechee” and the folklore, values, and ideals associated with them. Moreover, the challenges and rewards of preserving traditional cultures, in general, will be explored. Suggested donation of $5. Advance registration required to receive the Zoom link. Learn more here.

Nutrition Science 2021 virtual Webinar

Wednesday, February 24th + Thursday, February 25th


Join a virtual nutrition science webinar that will present a comprehensive update on the global efforts, clinical trials, research programs, and case studies from industry and academia. The goal of this meeting is to provide learners with strategies to enhance the skills and capacities needed to advance health and well-being in the face of global pandemic outbreaks and for disease mitigation. Learn more here.

Virtual Winter Family Carnival 2021: Neon Dance Party

Tickets available now | Thursday, February 25th

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Join a virtual family-fun event in which all proceeds will support New York City’s largest food rescue organization, City Harvest, which delivers free food to New Yorkers in need across the five boroughs. Every ticket to City Harvest’s Winter Family Carnival: Neon Dance Party comes with a “Party Box” filled with activities, including a kid-friendly “mocktail,” glow-in-the-dark slime making kit, and more. Ticketholders will also gain access to the virtual event, which will feature a neon magic show, top DJs, and dance tutorials! Buy tickets here.

SoulMates Five-Part Course  

Every Wednesday | Now-February 24th | 7:30PM-8:30PM 

Join a five-part interactive, online course to learn the spiritual root of love and marriage through Jewish teachings. Register here.

Clothing + Essential Items Drive Hosted by SEEDS

Now-Friday, February 26th


Donate lightly used clothing items or what you can through Venmo to help the JC community through the winter months. Learn more here.

St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Decorating Class

Order registration deadline: Sunday, February 28th | Event: Sunday, March 14th | 2:00PM-3:00PM

Sign up for a St. Patrick’s Day decorating class hosted by CurePSP and Melanie Moss, a Food Network’s Chopped Champion pastry chef. You can purchase a kit and it will be delivered to you. The kit includes the cookies, all supplies needed for decorating, instructions, the online class, and a $15 donation to CurePSP. Order registration deadline is Sunday, February 28th however, orders can still be placed until March 8th, and shipping costs will be higher. Learn more here.

“RE:INVENT” Virtual Exhibit at 118 Art Gallery

Now-Sunday, February 28th


“RE:INVENT” is a virtual, juried exhibition themed around change, renovation, and revival. Learn more here.

Celebrate Black History Month with DT 235 Gallery’s Virtual Paint Classes + Kits

All month long

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Sign up for a virtual paint class to celebrate Black History Month 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.

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

Every Sunday in February | 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


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

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

Every Monday in February | 5:00PM-5:30PM

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

Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Hoboken Talks”

Every Thursday | 7:00PM-8:00PM

Hoboken Talks

The Hoboken Historical Museums 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.

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.

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


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

Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Festival


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

Corgi Spirits Cocktail Recipes

Available online


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

Still I Rise: A Celebration of Black America

Artist Reception: Saturday, February 20th | 4:00PM-9:00PM | On display now-Sunday, February 28th


Head over to Outlander Gallery for the Still I Rise: A Celebration of Black America exhibit featuring the art work of 6 artists. The artist reception will be held on Saturday, February 20th 4:00PM-9:00PM. Outlander Gallery is located at 126 Monticello Avenue Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.

February Outdoor Events at Liberty State Park

Saturday, February 20th + Sunday, February 28th | 10:00AM-11:30AM + 1:00PM-2:30PM

Head to LSP for some outdoor activities including a Winter Waterfowl Walk on Saturday, February 20th which includes a guided walk along the river to observe the migrating winter waterfowl and a Winter Hike to Caven Point on Sunday, February 28th for a 3-mile round trip to Caven Point Beach. Both events will start at 200 Morris Pesin Drive. Learn more here.

Galentine’s Jewelry Swap  

Saturday, February 20th | 1:00PM-5:00PM


Join a Galentine’s jewelry and accessories swap at Xtina’s Variety and Vintage Shop located 77 at Cornelison Avenue in Jersey City. Collect your accessories and then swap them out for “new” ones. The event is $12. Register here.

Rotunda Gallery’s Two New Exhibitions

Now-Sunday, February 28th 

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Head over to Rotunda Gallery for two new exhibitions this month. The Black History Month Group Exhibition is on view on the 2nd floor and New Frames of Reference is on the 3rd floor. Viewings are available by appointment. Rotunda Gallery is located at 280 Grove Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.

The Hudson School’s Many Hands: One Voice Exhibit

Now-Sunday, February 28th 

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Head over to the Mason Civic League, located at 1200 Washington Street in Hoboken, to see The Hudson School’s newest exhibit: Many Hands: One Voice which will help raise funds for a new art studio. The exhibit features artwork from students as well as local artists. Learn more here.

“Dignity, Beauty, and Everything Between” Photography Exhibit by Duquann Sweeney at the Hoboken Historical Museum

On display now-Sunday, March 7th


Stop by the Hoboken Historical Museum to see their newest exhibit: “Dignity, Beauty, and Everything Between” featuring photography by Jersey City community non-profit leader, Duquann Sweeney. The exhibit will run until Sunday, March 7th. Learn more here.

Skating in Jersey City

Now-Sunday, March 7th


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

NJ’s Largest Cannabis Business Networking Event

Tickets available now | Event: Tuesday, March 9th + Wednesday, March 10th | 10:00AM-12:00PM

The largest cannabis business networking event has begun selling tickets. Buy tickets here.

“The Empowering: A Social Justice Exhibition” at Art 150 Gallery

On display now-Sunday, March 21st | By appointment only: 1:00PM-4:00PM


The Empowering—a social justice exhibition curated by Danielle Scott—addresses images of women who have held important positions in history, but have not held the esteem awarded to men, giving voices to those who have been silenced for far too long. The exhibit is free and is located at Art 150 Gallery in 150 Bay Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.

Strong Forces Art Exhibit

On display now-Saturday, March 27th


Head over to Novado Gallery for the Strong Forces exhibit by Ann Clarke. This exhibition features the artist’s large-scale, hand-knitted rugs and tufted sculptures. These works are about time, aging, and empathy, and the process in which it is made. Novado Gallery is located at 110 Morgan Street in Jersey City. Learn more here

HCCC New Art Exhibit

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 [email protected].

Prime Gallery’s Polarity Exhibit

Now-Tuesday, April 13th


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.

Beyond Rubik’s Cube at Liberty Science Center

Now-Monday, April 19th


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.

“Storytellers” Exhibit

On display now-Friday, April 30th


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.

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.

Food Truck Fridays at 902 Brewing

Every other Friday starting January 8th | 6:00PM-9:00PM

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Head over to 902 Brewing Co. located at 101 Pacific Avenue for some delicious grub at Food Truck Fridays: “No Forks Given”. Learn more here.

Swimming in Jersey City



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

Friendship Story Time

Friday, February 19th | 12:00PM


Join the Hoboken Library on Zoom for a Friendship toddler story time featuring songs, stories and rhymes. Register here.

Liberty Science Center’s DC Super Heroes

Now-Sunday, February 28th | Free with Admission 


LSC’s DC Super Heroes allows kids to join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more on a quest to defeat villains. The exhibit is free with admission. Learn more here.

Liberty Science Center’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit”

Opened Saturday, January 16th


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 


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.

Greater NJ/NY Events

A Head to Toe Healing Experience Event

Saturday, February 20th


Join a healing event which includes an open mic and massages. Learn more here.


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

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.

Skate at Bryant Park

Now-Sunday, March 7th | 10:00AM-10:00PM

Enjoy a winter wonderland at Bryant Park where you can skate, rent an igloo, and drink some mulled wine at The Lodge Deck. Learn more here.

6th Annual Expressive Creative Soul Art Exhibition

On display now-Sunday, March 14th

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The staple event of the Bridge Art Gallery team is a Black History Month Celebration with the opening reception of the 6th Annual Expressive Creative Soul Art Exhibition. The gallery is located at 199 Broadway in Bayonne. Appointments are required. Learn more 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.

Attend an Exclusive Viewing Dinner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 19

Every Thursday | 7:30PM


Attend an exclusive viewing dinner of the new season of Hell’s Kitchen at MC Hotel’s Allegory in Montclair, located at 690 Bloomfield Avenue. Show participants and chefs will be in attendance. The viewing dinners will be offered until both chefs are eliminated, or crowned victorious. Space is limited. To book, call Allegory at 973-329-5600. Learn more here.

Partner Happenings

Hoboken Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Bringing Smiles to Hudson County

Hoboken Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, located at 79 Hudson Street Suite 508, is bringing smiles to Hudson County. Patients needing specialized care to restore function and create a beautiful smile will find the help they need at Hoboken Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. The practice treats all facets of periodontal disease, surgical placement of dental implants, and manages the overall oral health. The team also works closely with the orthodontist assigned to each patient to help treat dental issues for children undergoing orthodontic care. Treatments offered include management of periodontal disease, soft tissue grafting, periodontal plastic surgery {treatment of gum recession for tooth sensitivity and aesthetics}, treatment of gummy smiles, crown lengthening, extractions, and placement of dental implants. You can call 201-744-8383 to schedule an appointment at the office located at 79 Hudson Street in downtown Hoboken. 

My Hoboken Home: Helping Hoboken + Jersey City Make the Most of Local Real Estate

Realtor Josh Royko is all too familiar with the complexities of the local real estate market, so in an effort to make the most of the buying and selling process, he launched MyHobokenHome.com in 2018. His client-centric business helps homeowners optimize their space before selling and helps them save on costs with a specialized rebate program. Whether you’re looking to find your dream home, sell your current place for top dollar, or find the perfect investment property, Josh has the expertise and network of contractors, attorneys, and mortgage brokers to help your real estate dreams come true, and save a bundle in the process. A new listing will be available in an upcoming open house on Saturday, February 20th from 1PM- 4PM. Due to COVID-19, the open house is by appointment only. The unit is an incredible 6th level penthouse with outdoor space, an awesome view of the city, parking, and a shared pool. If you are interested in working with Josh, you can call 915-313-2720 or email him at [email protected]

Upcoming Weekday Events

Shakespeare at Home Presents: Julius Caesar – A Radio Play

Every Monday | Starting Monday, February 22nd-Monday, March 15th | 7:00PM


Presented in four free weekly episodes, Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s best known plays, chronicling the political and moral crisis of Brutus and his fellow conspirators as they plot to murder Caesar to prevent a dictatorship. First performed in 1599, this timeless play examines the razor-thin line between power and corruption, duty and ambition, and the perils of a state divided. Tony Nominated actor Patrick Page stars in the title role. The radio play premieres on Monday, February 22nd at 7:00PM. Learn more here.

The Harriet Tubman Byway: A Black History Exhibit

Tuesday, February 23rd-Sunday, March 21st


Head over to Outlander Gallery for The Harriet Tubman Byway: A Black History Art Exhibit featuring art work by artist and professor Steven Bleicher.  Outlander Gallery is located at 126 Monticello Avenue Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Club House Craze Webinar   

Wednesday, February 23rd | 6:30PM-10:00PM 


Join in-person or online for the Club House Craze webinar to discuss the Clubhouse app. Register here.

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