57 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {Jan 6-12}

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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 10-week workout challenge, 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 6th – January 12th}.

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

Featured Events

THE MAX Challenge Hoboken’s 10-Week Challenge and Free Trial Class Promotion

Sunday, January 10th and Monday, January 11th | SIGN UP NOW

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THE MAX Challenge {537 Washington Street, Hoboken} is offering a free virtual trial class this Sunday, January 10th at 9:00AM for its upcoming January 2021 10-Week Challenge, a program inclusive of fitness, nutrition, and motivation, designed to help clients look and feel their best as they start off the new year. Hoboken Girl readers will receive $100 off THE MAX Challenge of Hoboken’s January 10-Week Challenge if you mention “Hoboken Girl” before 11:59PM on January 10th when signing up. Click here to sign up for the free trial class, and click here to learn more about THE MAX Challenge of Hoboken.   

LIT LÁB Co.’s Promotional Candle Offer  

Thursday, January 7th – Sunday, January 10th | SHOP NOW

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LIT LÁB Co. {based in Edgewater}, an online company launched in 2020 with the mission of creating candles with the best quality ingredients and a beautiful minimalist design. Not only is the company eco-conscious but their candles are preservative, petroleum, and cruelty-free made with all-natural wax and soft-crackling wooden wicks. Plus, from Thursday, January 7th until Sunday, January 10th Hoboken Girl readers can receive 10% when they use the discount code “HOBOKENGIRL” at their Etsy shop. Click here to start shopping and learn more about the LIT LÁB Co. 

Lukin Center’s Phone Consultation Promotion

Now until Friday, January 15th | SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION

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Now until Friday, January 15th, Lukin Center for Psychotherapy {80 River Street, Hoboken and 277 Grove Street, Suite 202, Jersey City} is offering a free 15-minute phone consultation with one of their highly skilled and caring clinicians for our HG readers. With the holidays just around the corner and the unprecedented year of 2020 coming to an end, Lukin Center is ready to work with you to address those issues that affect the mind and emotions. Click here to schedule your free 15-minute consultation and learn more about Lukin Center for Psychotherapy.

Virtual Events

Virtual Opening Reception of “Storytellers” Exhibit

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

Stay at Home Soiree

Friday, January 8th | 7:00PM-8:00PM

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Join TRUE Mentors for their virtual “Stay at Home Soiree” where we celebrate making it to 2021 with a Happy Hour cocktail presentation. The first 50 tickets include optional gift bags available for pick-up at Pilsener Haus located at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. Register here.

African-American Historical Genealogical Society of NJ Meeting

Now-Saturday, January 9th | 11:00AM

The African-American Historical Genealogical Society of N.J. will meet through Zoom on Saturday, January 9th at 11:00AM. Interested participants can email the AAHGS for access at: aahgs.njchapter@gmail.com. Learn more here.

“100 Miles to Help” Fundraising Event

Now-Saturday, January 9th | Donate online

Help Hoboken residents raise money for cancer prevention and mental health awareness by donating money while they attempt to run 100 miles by January 9th. Donate here.

Register for Women Entrepreneurs’ Collaborators Business Event 

Now-Saturday, 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.

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

Sunday, January 10th | 12:00PM-1:30PM

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Create a better version of yourself. Get clear about your intentions to manifest your desires with a guided meditation and writing workshop. Register 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.

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.

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

“New Noise” Exhibit at REXER Contemporary

Opening reception: Thursday, January 7th | 7:00PM-10:00PM | Exhibit: Thursday, January 7th-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.

Drive-in Movie Night Double Feature

Friday, January 8th | 5:00PM

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Miss going to the movies? So do we! Enjoy a drive-in double feature at 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City. The first film will be The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol shown at 5:30PM and the feature film will be Maleficent: Mistress of Evil shown at 7:00PM. Gates open at 4:30.

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.

Namaste + Macrame Workshop in Hoboken

Sunday, January 10th | 10:30AM-11:30AM

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Register for a guided meditation followed by a macrame workshop in Hoboken located at 60 4th Street. Register here.

Big Mike Saviello’s: Portraits and Flowers at DollHaus II

Now-Sunday, January 10th | 2:00PM-7:00PM

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Head to Dollhaus II in Bayonne {located at 23 Cottage Street} to view Mike Saviello’s 2nd solo exhibit: Portraits and Flowers on display until January 10th. Saviello is the owner of Manhattan’s famous Astor Place Hairstylists Barbershop which was recently saved from closing due to the pandemic. Learn more about the exhibit here.

Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Pen and Brush Works” Exhibit Extended 

Now-Sunday, January 10th

Stop by The Hoboken Historical Museum’s Upper Gallery to see the extended exhibit of paintings by Japanese artist Mika Endo on display now. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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 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.

Pajama Story Time

Wednesday, January 6th | 6:30PM-7:00PM

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Kids are welcome to learn goodnight songs, rhymes and stories that are fun for the whole family. Join here.

Toddler Story Time

Thursday, January 7th | 11:00AM-11:30AM

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Kids are welcome to learn songs and stories {geared toward toddlers ages 2-4 years old}. Join 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.

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.

LuminoCity Festival at Randall’s Island Park

Now-Sunday, 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-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

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.

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.

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

Owned by a local Hoboken resident, Class A Auto Body {located at 40 Railroad Avenue in Hackensack} 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.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Kids Story time

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

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Recommended for children 4 or younger. Learn more here.

Virtual Writers Group Event

Monday, January 11th | 7:00PM-8:00PM

Calling all writers! Network and showcase your work to other writers for constructive feedback. Learn more here.

Virtual Artist Lecture Event: “Portraits of People and Places”

Tuesday, January 12th | 11:00AM-12:00PM

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Explore the artwork of British artist David Hockney through Zoom. Learn more here.

Quarantine Monologues for Young Performers

Starting on Tuesday, January 12th-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.

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.

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.

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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.