59 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {Jan 13-19}

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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 women’s empowerment virtual event, skating in Jersey City, and plenty of in-person + virtual art exhibits! Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {January 13th – January 19th}.

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

Featured Events

Evolve Med Spa Opens Its Third Location in Montclair

Open Now | BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW

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Evolve Med Spa {46-B S. Park Street, Montclair} has expanded beyond Hoboken and Jersey City and opened a third location in Montclair. In addition to its gorgeous interior design, this location offers a wider range of services including injectables such as Botox, Filler, Sculptra, Kybella, IPL Photofacial, laser hair removal, Morpheus8 RF Microneedling, PRP for hair growth, PDO threads, microneedling (with or without PRP), and body contouring. Not to mention, famed cosmetic tattoo artist Paula Ocot has joined their Montclair team offering microblading, lip blush, and eyeliner tattoo. Plus, Hoboken Girl and Montclair Girl readers {be sure to follow @themontclairgirl and stay tuned for our sister site launch!} can receive 20% off their first initial service {excluding cosmetic tattooing} when they mention “MONTCLAIR GIRL” at the Montclair location. 

Call 800-867-8015 or click here to book your appointment and learn more about Evolve Med Spa. 

DraftKings’ New User Deposit Match + Free $10 Credit Promotion

Now until January 31st l SIGN UP NOW

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The DraftKings App {who has an office at 221 River Street, Hoboken} is offering a 100% deposit bonus match {up to $1,500 on the first deposit} for new players until 11:59PM on January 31st. Playing casino games from your mobile has never been easier — and the DraftKings trusted platform is safe and secure and has one login which grants users access to their Daily Fantasy Sports, Sportsbook, and Casino products. Plus, any Hoboken Girl readers that sign up will also receive $10 in DraftKings credits.

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Hoboken Girl Hard Seltzer Debuts Limited Edition Cranberry Lime with 902 Brewing Co.

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In October, the team at Hoboken Girl debuted our first limited edition hard seltzer flavor — Blood Orange — for the fall season in collaboration with 902 Brewing Co. Now, in mid-January, we’re very excited to announce the release of our second flavor, Cranberry Lime.

For the second flavor, Cranberry Lime, we wanted to fuse two popular flavors into one — with a twist on the beloved Raspberry Lime flavors. The end result is a sweet flavor that goes down smoothly and pairs well with liquor, or by itself over ice, of course. It was important for us to source the products locally, both for the creation and distribution processes. See here for more info on the hard seltzer and where to purchase it locally.

Virtual Events

Mayor Ravi Bhalla Invites Residents to Join Vision Zero Action Plan Virtual Public Meeting 

Wednesday, January 13th | 6:00PM

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Join Mayor Bhalla for a virtual public meeting regarding the release of the Hoboken Vision Zero Action Plan draft. Residents are invited to review the draft and provide commentary. Join here.

Hoboken Family Alliance Open House

Entire month of January | Virtual Event: Wednesday, January 13th | 6:00PM-7:45PM

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For the month of January, HFA will host virtual open houses to register students at Hoboken private schools. Learn more here.

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

Live-stream: Wednesday, January 13th | 7:00PM | Opening reception: Sunday, January 17th | 2:00PM-5:00PM | Exhibit: Sunday, January 17th-Sunday, March 7th

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Join a virtual live-stream of the Hoboken Historical Museum’s newest exhibit: “Dignity, Beauty and Everything Between” featuring photography by Jersey City community non-profit leader, Duquann Sweeney. The exhibit will officially open on Sunday, January 17th  2:00PM-5:00PM where you will be able to meet the artist, and will run until Sunday, March 7th. Learn more here.

Payroll Protection Program Update + Overview Event Presented by M&T Bank

Thursday, January 14th | 9:00AM-10:30AM

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Join M&T Bank for a Payroll Protection Program Update + Overview session to provide business owners with answers they may have on PPP loans and more. Register here.

Register for the Business Women Nice Empowerment Conference

Now-Thursday, January 14th | Event: Thursday, January 14th | 8:00AM-5:00PM

Registration is now open for the BW Nice Empowerment conference. The virtual workshop is a full-day event that will focus on health and wellness topics. Register here.

“Hope” Virtual Exhibit

Now-Saturday, January 30th | Online 

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Virtually enjoy the artwork that expresses hope for a better year! The exhibit is also on view Wednesdays-Saturdays between 12:00PM-6:00PM by appointment only. The gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street in Manhattan. Learn more here.

Register for a Relaxing Guided Meditation

Now-Sunday, January 31st | Event: Sunday, January 31st | 1:00PM-1:30PM

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Registration is now open for the “Chillout Chilldown Chillax Renew: StressBuster Guided Meditation”. Sign up 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. Learn more here.

Virtual Coat Drive for Hudson Pride

Now-Sunday, January 31st | Online

Hudson Pride is looking to donate over 50 coats for the at-risk Hudson County community. Donate here.

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

Every Sunday in January | 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.

Fundamentals of Ayurveda

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

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

Adult Class: Web Design

Every Monday in January | 6:00PM-7:30PM

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

Genealogy Series

Every Thursday in January | 11:00AM-12:00PM

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Sign up for this genealogy series available every Thursday in January on Facebook. Join here.

“The Very Affordable Art Show”

Now-Monday, February 1st 

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If you’re on a budget and looking for some art pieces for your place, this virtual exhibit is for you. The group show features work from 52 local artists and all pieces are $250 or less. Stop by the Cast Iron Lofts at 262 17th Street in Jersey City to pick-up. Learn more here.

Register for “I Am The Self That I Esteem” Guided Meditation + Writing Workshop 

Register now-Sunday, February 7th | Event: Sunday, February 7th | 12:00PM-1:30PM

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Registration is now open for this guided meditation and writing workshop. Create a better version of yourself and get clear about your intentions to manifest your desires. Register 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.

Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Festival

Ongoing

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

In-Person Events

Beers and Brushes: Paint + Sip at 902 Brewing

Wednesday, January 13th | 6:00PM-8:00PM

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Stop by 902 Brewing Co. located at 101 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City for a paint and sip event. Learn more here.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Grand-Opening of La Tiendita de Mela Fleurs in Hoboken

Friday, January 15th | 2:30PM

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Join Melissa Diaz for the grand-opening of her new business La Tiendita de Mela Fleurs at 320 Washington Street which was born during the pandemic. Learn more here.

In-Studio + Live stream Breath & Energy Experience with Live Concert

Friday, January 15th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

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Join virtually or head over to Urban Souls in Hoboken, located at 100 Hudson Street, for a breath + energy event, a live concert and more. 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.

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.

La Caja: Puerto Rican BBQ at 902 Brewing

Every Saturday starting January 9th | 12:00PM-9:00PM

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Head over to 902 Brewing Co. located at 101 Pacific Avenue for some delicious Puerto Rican BBQ. Learn more here.

Winter Waterfowl Walk Nature Program at Liberty State Park

Starting Saturday, January 9th | 10:00AM-11:30AM

Liberty State Park is now offering the Winter Waterfowl Walk where visitors can learn about the migrating winter waterfowl in a guided walk. Space is limited. Interested participants can email the nature center at: lspnaturecenter@dep.nj.gov. Learn more here.

Country Night at House of ‘Que

Every Friday Starting January 15th | 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.

Pop-Up Featuring For Cup Sakes + Lemonade Strand

Saturday, January 16th

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Grab your hot chocolate bombs, cookies and lemonade at this delicious pop-up event on Saturday, January 16th! Learn more here.

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

Starting 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.

NFL Playoffs-Divisional Round at House of ‘Que

 Saturday, January 16th + Sunday, January 17th | 3:00PM-10:00PM

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Head over to House of ‘Que to watch the NFL Playoffs. Learn more here.

Winter Hike to Caven Point Nature Program at Liberty State Park

Starting Sunday, January 17th | 10:30AM-12:00PM

Liberty State Park is offering the Winter Hike to Caven Point where visitors can take a 3 mile round trip hike along the Hudson River waterfront to Caven Point. Space is limited. Interested participants can email the nature center at: lspnaturecenter@dep.nj.gov. Learn more 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.

RMA New Jersey’s Annual Food Drive

Now-Sunday, January 31st | 

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RMA New Jersey is hosting their annual food drive and are accepting donations all through January. Learn more here.

JC Hundreds Mural Co. Presents “Graff is a State of Mind Pt.2” Exhibit

Now-Sunday, February 1st

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Head to Outlander Gallery at 126 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City for an exhibition featuring internationally known streets artists, graffiti writers and more. Read more here.

“New Noise” Exhibit at REXER Contemporary

Now-Friday, February 12th

martin dullIf you’re looking for something to do this weekend locally, enjoy the opening of a new gallery exhibit in town. “New Noise” will be Martin Dull’s first solo exhibit in his home state of NJ! The exhibit is located at REXER Contemporary, 636 Washington Avenue in Hoboken. 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.

“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.

Kennedy Dancers Offering 2 New Classes

Tuesdays + Wednesdays | 6:30PM-7:25PM

Kennedy Dancers are offering 2 new classes for their upcoming season. Learn 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.

Miracle on Mercer

Now-Sunday, January 17th| 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.

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

Kids Story time: Read about Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunday, January 17th | All day event

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The Hoboken Public Library has outlined 3 picture books for kids to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 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.

Teen Makeover Monday – Leftover Candy Cane

Every Monday in January

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

Quarantine Monologues for Young Performers

Now-Tuesday, February 9th | 5:00PM-6:00PM

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Sign up your kids + teens for “Quarantine Monologues” with Allison Strong where they’ll perform improv, play games, do screen work and more. Learn more here.

Greater NJ/NY Events

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.

Visit Greenwich Village’s Village Revival Records

Now-Friday, 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-Sunday, January 17th | 12:00PM-5:00PM

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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.

“Outside my Oeuvre” Exhibit

Now-Saturday, January 30th 

This exhibit features over 25 artists who created works in unexpected ways! Located at The Ceres Gallery at 547 West 27th Street in Manhattan. Learn more here.

“JAM at MAM” Art Sale

Now-Sunday, January 31st

Jersey Artist Marketplace {JAM} at the Montclair Art Museum was created specifically to help the artist community. Buy pieces online or in person. MAM is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.

ARTECHOUSE: Celestial

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.

Partner Happenings

Triplemint Launches in Hoboken — House Hunting Made Easy

If you’re looking for an apartment, Triplemint has simplified it for you! Their brand new office in Hoboken {located at 331 Washington Street} is now open for clients to come in and get started on their search for a place. Triplemint’s aim is to make the moving process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We’ve partnered with Triplemint this year to bring you a monthly Hudson County market update for Hoboken + Jersey City, as well as creating a clickable search function on our site to help you find the property of your dreams. Get started on your search here.

Historic Downtown Jersey City Winter-Spring Farmer’s Market Grand Opening

The Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmer’s Market is back! This year, the first-ever winter-spring Historic Downtown Jersey City farmer’s market will debut. The grand opening will be held on Thursday, January 21st, from 4-6PM on the Grove PATH Plaza. The winter-spring market will be happening every Thursday, 4PM – 6PM, from January 21st-April 22nd, 2021. Patrons can shop for local produce, organic soap, and more. Apply to be a vendor here.

Souzafit — A New, Must-Try Healthy Food Joint

New Year’s resolutions usually always include eating healthy — and Souzafit is here to help! Located at 517 Washington Street in Hoboken, the goal of Souzafit is to promote healthier meals at a budget-friendly price so everyone has the opportunity for a healthier lifestyle. New discounts and giveaways are often shared on the social media accounts, so follow along @souzafitofficial for updated information and future perks! Don’t forget to use code Hoboken Girl15 to save 15% on your first order or PREP15 for 15% off your first meal prep package! Order your next meal here.

Upcoming Weekday Events

I Have a Dream Story Time

Monday, January 18th | 11:00AM-11:30AM

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Kids 5 or younger are invited to learn and celebrate the life and achievements of American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Join here.

Virtual Book Launch

Tuesday, January 19th | 7:00PM-8:30PM

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Attend a virtual book launch by author Dr. Barbara Ella Milton, Jr. introducing her newest book, Heeding the Caregiver Call. The book discusses the transformed relationship between a mother and daughter while they battle a deadly disease. Learn more here.

Jersey City Women’s Collaborative Virtual Event

Wednesday, January 20th | 7:00PM

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Join Jersey City’s Woman Collaborative for a virtual conversation. Learn more here.

LGBTQ+ Teen Virtual Group

Starting Thursday, January 21st | 4:30PM-5:30PM

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Starting on Thursday, January 21st, Ancor Therapy will begin a virtual group for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13-16 for 12 weeks. The group is open to NJ residents only and limited to 8 members. Learn more here.

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Yarleen is a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and freelance writer with an affinity for poetry, astrology, and fried plantains. Born in Jersey City and raised in West New York, where she currently resides, this Hudson county native can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage really. A St. Peter’s University alum with a degree in Communication and Media Culture, Yarleen was News Editor of her college newspaper, while also reporting for the Hudson Reporter and The Jersey Journal. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently rollerskating}, or typing away on her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.