90 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {Feb 24-Mar 2}

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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, a homeless prevention campaign, 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 24th – March 2nd}.

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

Featured Events

Lightbridge Academy Willow Ave Coming Soon +  Enrollment Promotion

Available Now | ENROLL NOW

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Lightbridge Academy Willow Ave {1414 Willow Ave, Hoboken} is now enrolling their infant, toddler, and preschool programs. Tours are available for all Hoboken families to check out the newly constructed academy and learn more about their curriculum-based educational program and enhanced health and safety procedures. Not to mention, Lightbridge Academy Willow Ave is offering a construction promotion of up to $500 off your child’s first month’s tuition. Make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.

Call 201-963-6700 to set up a tour or click here to enroll your child and learn more about Lightbridge Academy Willow Ave.

Dog Spotted’s ‘Ask The Experts’ Online Event

Saturday, February 27th from 6:00PM-9:00PM | SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT

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This Saturday, February 27th from 6:00PM-9:00PM Dog Spotted is hosting their ‘Ask The Experts’ online Zoom event in celebration of their website launch. The free event will not only include four expert panels including veterinary medicine, training, foster & rescue, and dog wellness but fun giveaways for attendees. Not to mention, anyone who signs up for the Dog Spotted newsletter will receive a vendor booklet filled with discounts from small businesses focused on dog products and services.

Click here to sign up for the event and here to sign up for their newsletter and learn more about Dog Spotted.

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our sister site, The Montclair Girl on February 26th, 2021. Our neighboring county of Essex is home to a vibrant community of people, arts, food, and cultures from across the world,  and we couldn’t be more excited to highlight the local businesses, events, restaurants, news, health + wellness, fashion + beauty, and more that the area has to offer. To stay up-to-date on the launch, things to do, and weekly in the Montclair + greater Essex County area, visit TheMontclairGirl.com, follow @themontclairgirl on Instagram, and sign up for our Montclair email list here. We’re also hosting giveaways on @themontclairgirl Instagram throughout the week with local businesses — so head there for some fun + prizes! 💚

Virtual Events

Homeless Prevention Program Campaign 

Wednesday, February 24th-Saturday, February 27th

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Family Promise of Hudson County is raising funds to help with the launch of their Homeless Prevention Program which will provide short-term rental assistance and long-term case management to families before eviction takes place. Learn more here.

SoulMates Five-Part Course  

Wednesday, 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.

Nutrition Science 2021 virtual Webinar

Wednesday, February 24th + Thursday, February 25th

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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.

The Struggle Continues Discussion  

Thursday, February 25th | 6:00PM-7:00PM 

Jersey City Public Library’s Community Awareness Series presents a discussion on the struggle and the movement with community activists, organizers and leaders, from The Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter. Register here.

Black Possibility: Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future Free Event

Thursday, February 25th | 7:00PM-7:45PM lecture

Join a panel discussion centered on Black History Month which celebrates the achievements of Black Americans. The Jersey City Free Public Library recognizes that Black History is a centerpiece of American History. Register here.

Virtual Winter Family Carnival 2021: Neon Dance Party

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.

Launch of The Montclair Girl

Friday, February 26th | All day long

Join us for the launch of TheMontclairGirl.com with giveaways all weekend on our Instagram @themontclairgirl!

Hoboken Virtual Premiere of the 40th Annual Thomas Edison Film Festival

Friday, February 26th | 12:00PM + 7:00PM

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The Hoboken Historical Museum will present the 40th Annual Thomas Edison Film Festival {formerly known as Black Maria} in a virtual discussion of the custom-curated program featuring top award-winning short films on Friday, February 26 at 7:00PM. The films will be available to view starting at noon on Friday. At 7:00PM, Museum Director Bob Foster will join Festival Director Jane Steuerwald to discuss the program. This event is free to the public – donations are welcome and much appreciated. Learn more here.

Smush Gallery’s Triple Threat Virtual B-day Event

Friday, February 26th | 8:30PM-10:00PM

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Celebrate Smush Gallery’s 3rd birthday with a virtual fundraiser on Friday, February 26th at 8:30PM. There will be performances by SMUSH artists, plus a silent auction and games of chance and skill! Register here.

Clothing + Essential Items Drive Hosted by SEEDS

Now-Friday, February 26th

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

JC Public Library Presents Living Room Concert  

Saturday, February 27th | 6:00PM-7:00PM 

Jersey City Public Library’s Community Awareness Series presents the Living Room Concert featuring the Sipho Kunene band, honoring the Kwanzaa principle Kuumba {Creativity}. Register here.

Birth Trauma Workshop

Saturday, February 27th + Sunday, February 28th 

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Join a birth trauma workshop to connect with others for support. Register here.

Relaxing Guided Meditation

Sunday, February 28th | 1:00PM-1:30PM

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Join a relaxing guided meditation and receive stress and anxiety relief. You will receive tools you can use to reduce anxiety and stress in a 30 minute session. You will need a comfortable place to sit or lay down on. Learn more here.

Still I Rise: A Celebration of Black America

On display now-Sunday, February 28th

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Head over to Outlander Gallery for the Still I Rise: A Celebration of Black America exhibit featuring the art work of 6 artists. Outlander Gallery is located at 126 Monticello Avenue Street in Jersey City. 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

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

Register for A Gathering of Givers: Reshaping Our Communities and Our World

Monday, March 8th | 7:00PM

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Registration is now open for this event. Join the  New Jersey Performing Arts Center on International Women’s Day for the third annual Gathering of Givers free virtual event. Learn more here.

Shakespeare at Home Presents: Julius Caesar – A Radio Play

Every Monday | Now-Monday, March 15th | 7:00PM

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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.

Virtual Drag Bingo

Every Friday | Now-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.

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

All February 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

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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.

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

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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

Ongoing

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

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

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.

 Take Part in One/Sol’s Week of Self-Love

Thursday, February 25th + Friday, February 26th | 12:00PM

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Head over to One/Sol for their week of love. Events include giveaways, a heart chakra opening with a reiki master, recipes + readings and more. One/Sol is located at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.

Hoboken Community Mobile Blood Drive

Friday, February 26th | 12:00PM-6:00PM

The blood drive will be held 12:00PM-6:00PM at the Hoboken Multi Service Center located at 124 Grand Street. Learn more here.

 Trivia Night at Corgi Spirits

Friday, February 26th | 7:30PM-9:30PM

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Head over to Corgi Spirits for a $5 trivia night. Corgi Spirits is located at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Black History Month Drive-in Movie Night

Friday, February 26th | 8:15PM

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Celebrate Black History Month with a drive-in movie night to watch Just Mercy at 8:15PM at 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City. Buy tickets here.

Hudson Pride LGBTQ+ Book Club

Saturday, February 27th | 4:00PM

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Join Hudson Pride’s LGBTQ+ Book Club. In honor of Black History Month, the first selection will be Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Copies are available for curbside pick-up per request. Hudson Pride is a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ+ community and allies that advocate for physical, mental, social and political well-being. Learn more here

Comedy Club at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, February 27th | 7:30PM-10:00PM

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Head over to Corgi Spirits for a comedy show which offers customers a hilarious, eclectic, one-of-a-kind stand-up experience. Doors and bar for the show open at 7:30 and the show will start promptly at 8:00. Corgi Spirits is located at 1 Distillery Drive in Jersey City. Buy tickets here.

February Outdoor Event at Liberty State Park

Sunday, February 28th | 1:00PM-2:30PM

Head to LSP for a Winter Hike to Caven Point on Sunday, February 28th for a 3-mile round trip to Caven Point Beach. The event will start at 200 Morris Pesin Drive. Learn more here.

The Pop-Up Collective

Sunday, February 28th | 1:00PM-5:00PM

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Head to 235 Grand Avenue from 1:00PM to 5:00PM for an afternoon filled with retail therapy and yummy bites at The Pop-Up Collective.

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

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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

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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 Harriet Tubman Byway: A Black History Exhibit

On display now-Sunday, March 21st

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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.

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

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

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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

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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’s New Art Exhibits

On display now-Friday, April 2nd

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

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.

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.

“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.

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

Ongoing

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

Commercial District COVID-19 Testing

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

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

Kid-Focused Events

Liberty Science Center’s Fun Fridays! Live From Surgery

Friday, February 26th | 10:00AM

Liberty Science Center’s Live from Surgery program offers students a unique opportunity to peer into an operating room and interact with medical experts. This powerful learning experience exposes students to careers in biotechnology and medical science. This event can only be viewed live, so mark your calendars and join on time. Space is limited. Register here.

Love Your Library Story Time

Friday, February 26th | 12:00PM-12:30PM

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Join the Hoboken Library on Zoom for a storytime featuring songs, stories, and rhymes. Recommended for kids ages 0-4. Register here.

Black History Month Story Celebration

Sunday, February 28th | All day event

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Join the Hoboken Library for a Black History Month celebration with 3 stories for young readers. Learn more here.

Liberty Science Center’s DC Super Heroes

Now-Sunday, February 28th | Free with Admission 

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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.

Youth Art Classes at Rexer Contemporary Gallery

Starting 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 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit”

Now-Sunday, May 9th

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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.

Greater NJ/NY Events

Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event

Thursday, February 25th | 9:00AM

Essex County has announced an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, February 25th in the Bloomfield Public Library parking lot to help families negatively impacted by the pandemic. 1,000 boxes of food will be distributed, and they are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. The event will be held rain or shine at 9 a.m. at the Bloomfield Public Library Parking Lot on State Street in Bloomfield. Learn more here.

Covenant House: Sleep Out Event To Support Homeless Youth

Friday, February 26th | 8:00PM-9:00AM

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For some of us it’s time to stay warm at home, but know that in NJ every night over 3000 homeless youth are on the streets. On Friday, February 26th, the Junior League of Montclair-Newark will host Sleep Out: Montclair Community Edition from home. The link will be sent to registered participants prior to the event. Next, locate a sleeping bag and find a spot to Sleep Out. This can be in your own backyard, deck, porch, or car! Participants are expected to approach the event with an open heart, an open mind, and a willingness to work hard for something outside of your comfort zone. All participants are required to fundraise before the event, but you’re not on your own. The team provides coaching, materials, and support to help you reach your goal. Learn more here.

Virtual MET Museum Tour

Saturday, February 27th | 3:00PM-4:00PM

Join the Hillsdale Library for a virtual private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an expert guide. The Modern & Contemporary Art tour encompasses the wide range of world art from the Met’s 20th and 21st centuries collection. Sign up here.

Black History Month Cinema Celebration Hosted by Montclair Film

Now-Sunday, February 28th

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Join Montclair Film as they celebrate Black History Month with a robust program of films in their Virtual Cinema! With short films and contemporary features that examine the Black experience in America, Montclair Film continues its commitment to the black artists and stories that shape our culture and community. Learn more here.

76 Days: Free Film Hosted by Montclair Film

Now-Sunday, February 28th

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories of healthcare workers and patients who struggle to survive the pandemic with resilience and dignity. Tickets are $8 for members and regular tickets are $10. The event is hosted by Montclair Film. Register here.

Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities Virtual Cinema Series Hosted by Montclair Film

Now-Sunday, February 28th

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In this collection of six shorts, filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, OUR RIGHT TO GAZE: BLACK FILM IDENTITIES features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary. Tickets are $8 for members and regular tickets are $10. The event is hosted by Montclair Film. Register here.

Portrait of Jason: Free Virtual Film Hosted by Montclair Film

Now-Sunday, February 28th

PORTRAIT OF JASON is a film about Jason Holliday and serves as a potent reminder of what the world was like for black gay men in the heat of the Civil Rights movement and before the Stonewall Uprising. Tickets are free. The event is hosted by Montclair Film. Register here.

Nickel Creek Virtual Concert Hosted by NJPAC

Sunday, February 28th | 7:30PM

Take part in a virtual Nickel Creek concert as they perform from Santa Barbara, California. Tickets are $25. The event is hosted by NJPAC. Register here.

Black History Month Beer Series at Montclair Brewery

All month of February 

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Celebrate Black History Month at Montclair Brewery. Every year, Montclair Brewery releases a special beer series during Black History Month that are beers inspired by African culture and prominent black figures. This year they have added 3 new beers, including one dedicated to the late Chadwick Boseman named Boseman Wild Ale which is brewed with juniper berries. Boseman is a famous African American actor who is most known for his starring role in The Black Panther. Learn more here.

500 Years of Fashion Subordination: How the Corset Shaped the Dress Virtual Class

Registration closes on Wednesday, March 3rd | 6:30PM

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This class will focus on how undergarments have shaped dresses throughout different eras. Presenting a visual history starting with the first Spanish farthingale in 1540 which made skirts wide,  and moving in detail through centuries, countries and styles. It covers skirts, bodices, sleeves and the  bustle. Registration closes on Wednesday, March 3rd. Register here.

3 Doors Down Virtual Concert Hosted by NJPAC

Registration is now open | Friday, March 5th | 9:00PM

Register now for a virtual 3 Doors Down concert as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their multi-platinum debut album The Better Life with a live show streaming from Nashville, Tennesse right to your living room. This virtual concert will feature the full band playing all of their greatest hits like Kryptonite. Tickets start at $20. The event is hosted by NJPAC. Register 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.

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Spirit of Caesar with the Soul of a Woman Virtual Class

Registration closes on Tuesday, March 9th | 2:00PM-4:00PM

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This class will focus on Artemisia Gentileschi, the most famous female painter of the 17th Century. Although trained by her father, she went on to have a successful, independent career, only to fall into obscurity after her death in 1656. She did astonishing work, mostly portraying courageous and rebellious female protagonists. Come and hear what inspired her— her story is as dramatic and powerful today as it was 400 years ago. Registration closes on Tuesday, March 9th. Register here.

Pioneering Women Photographers: 1850-1950 Virtual Class

Registration closes on Thursday, March 11th | 6:30PM-8:00PM

From the dawn of photography, the new medium has been primarily recognized as a pursuit meant for men. This lecture presents female photographers who, in the first 100 years of the camera’s existence, in different forms and capacities left their mark on the art of photography. Registration closes on Thursday, March 11th. Register 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.

Women Leaders of the Long Civil Rights Movement Virtual Class

Registration closes on Wednesday, March 17th | 6:30PM-8:00PM

This class will examine the critical role that African American women played in what historian Jacqueline Dowd Hall calls “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” beginning in the 1930s. Students will learn about the civil rights activism of Mary Church Terrell, Mary McCleod Bethune, Ella Baker, Rosa Parks, Jo Ann Robinson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Diane Nash, and other African American women who played a central role in demanding Black people’s rights as citizens and as human beings. Registration closes on Wednesday, March 17th. Register here.

Latinx Abstract Art Exhibition

On display now-Sunday, May 2nd

Latinx Abstract is a groundbreaking exhibition, focusing on the work of ten contemporary artists who work with varied media and approaches, and are united by their dedication to abstract languages. Latinx Abstract can be seen at BRIC House located at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Learn more here.

Tour Van Vleck House and Gardens

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

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

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

Every Thursday | 7:30PM

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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.

Ways to Give Back Locally

Hoboken Food Pantry

Tuesday, March 2nd | 9:00AM-11:00PM

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The Hoboken Food Pantry will host family hours for clients who need non-food items on Tuesday, March 2nd from 9:00AM-11:00PM at 1301 Washington Street. The 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. 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

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 josh@myhobokenhome.com

Upcoming Weekday Events

WALK-BYE: agency Group-Show Exhibit

Monday, March 1st-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 power to make choices, a 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.

Forgotten Newark Riots Conversation

Monday, March 1st | 6:00PM

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Take part in a free, virtual conversation about the riots and uprising that have taken place throughout Newark’s long history, each one revealing deep divisions in the social and political fabric of the city. The event is hosted by NJPAC and the Newark History Society. Register here.

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

Monday, March 1st-Friday, April 30th | Opening reception: Thursday, March 4th | 6:00PM-8:00PM

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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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 2nd | 10:00AM-3:00PM

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, March 2nd 10:00AM-3:00PM at Harborside Atrium located at 210 Hudson Street in Jersey City. Register 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.