Happy 4th of July! Whether you’re heading out or staying in, this week’s Hoboken + Jersey City (and beyond) events guide has you covered with where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Hoboken and Jersey City, new farmers’ markets, virtual concerts, kid-friendly events, virtual + in-person runs/walks, and many more events. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend (June 30th – July 6th).
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.
Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice
Wednesday, June 30th | 6:30PM-7:30PM
Get your flow on with Asana Soul. It occurs every Wednesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM. This event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.
Urban Souls’ 20 in 30 Wellness Challenge
Thursday, July 1st-Friday, July 30th
Starting July 1st, Urban Souls will join Om.life, Elevate Pilates, and Purely Juiced for 30 days of self-care! Commit to at least 20 self-care activities, one per day, during the 30-day period. To help you all month long, they’ve created a Wellness Challenge Bingo Card—it’s a simple to-do list with self-care guidelines. Sign up here.
Free Yoga Tai Chi Classes
Thursday, July 1st + Monday, July 5th | 10AM
Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi Classes will be held for free in Mill Creek Point Park in Secaucus. Bring a mat or towel. Sign up here.
The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market
Thursday, July 1st + Monday, July 5th | 4:00PM-8:00PM
The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market will be at the Grove PATH Plaza every Monday and Thursday now through December 20th. With Covid precautions in place, and hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the plaza, customers have the opportunity to safely shop at a variety of local vendors including Stony Hill Farms, Hoboken Farms, Cake Jars, and many more. Learn more here.
Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que
Thursday, July 1st | 7PM-9:30PM
Head over to House of ‘Que for Trivia Thursdays where you can win prizes, gift cards, and more. Learn more here.
HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market
Friday, July 2nd, Saturday, July 3rd + Wednesday, July 7th | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM
HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market (Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City) is open-air bazaar featuring locally crafted fine art and hand-crafted goods from small businesses while connecting artists and artisans with the Jersey City and Metro NYC community. Learn more here.
Country Night at House of ‘Que
Friday, July 2nd | 5PM-10PM
Head over to House of ‘Que for Country Night on Fridays, with music by DJ Big Country. Learn more here.
Smorgasburg Food Festival
Saturday, July 3rd | 11AM-6PM
Smorgasburg brings its incredible foodie expertise to 195 Hudson Street in Jersey City every Saturday. All COVID-19 protocols will be enforced in order to launch a safe program for the community. Free to attend. Guests may be required to pre-register to attend. Learn more here.
Weekend Jazz at The Cottage
Saturday, July 3rd + Sunday, July 4th | 2:30PM-6PM
Head over to The Cottage for live jazz every Saturday and Sunday. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
8th Street Tavern’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Saturday, July 3rd | 5PM
Sign up for 8th Street Tavern’s hotdog eating competition! There will be prizes, giveaways + drink specials all day long. Send a direct message to enter. Send here.
Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que
Saturday, July 3rd | 8PM | Every Saturday
Head over to House of ‘Que for their Dueling Pianos event, every Saturday. Learn more here.
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Portraits of Essential Workers – Hoboken Hospital 2020 Exhibit
Now-Sunday, July 4th
Stop by the Hoboken Historical Museum’s upper gallery to view Essential Workers 2020, a portrait series to raise awareness about the efforts of essential workers in Hoboken by portrait photographer Gary Spector. The exhibit has been extended through July 4th. Learn more here.
Riverview Farmers Market
Sunday, July 4th | 10AM-2PM
The Riverview Farmers Market has fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Sunday 10AM-2PM. Learn more here.
Food Truck Saturday: Angry Archie’s Food Truck at Liberty Science Center
Sunday, July 4th | 11:30AM | Every Sunday
Head over to Liberty Science Center for some delicious grub from Angry Archie’s food truck. See the schedule + menu here.
NY Waterway Offering 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
Sunday, July 4th | Departs at 6:45PM + 7PM
See the 4th of July Fireworks on a ferry. Bring your family and friends to this amazing event while enjoying the DJ with live synchronized music presentations. For your added pleasure, a cash bar is available for soft drinks, snacks, and cocktails. The ferry will depart from Port Imperial in Weehawken. Learn more here.
Jersey City 4th of July Fireworks Food Fest
Sunday, July 4th | 12PM-10PM
Jersey City Night Market is an open-air event celebrating Jersey City culture and commerce. Stop by for an evening of delicious food, artisanal shopping, drinks, and music. This event is free to attend and all are welcome! Support local and support small. Learn more here.
FaceTime Exhibit by Barbara Shelly Presented by Main Street Pops
Now-Wednesday, June 30th
Stop by Pilsener Haus & Biergarten for a new exhibit. This timely exhibit reflects current events through people in the performing arts and politics. A passion for the arts, admiration for today’s leaders, compassion for humanity, and hope for change emerge in each piece. Learn more here.
Flora + Fauna Exhibition Featuring Jersey City Art Teachers
SILVERMAN and The Majestic Theatre Condominium Association Present: Flora + Fauna featuring Jersey City Art Teachers. The artwork can be viewed in the lobby of The Majestic Theatre Condominium located at 222 Montgomery Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Implied Scale Community Celebration Hosted by Mana Contemporary
Now-Wednesday, July 28th | 11AM-5PM
Join Mana Contemporary for a day of socially distanced public programs. Experience the newly opened exhibition, Implied Scale: Confronting the Enormity of Climate Change, and participate in engaging activities to expand your connection to art, climate change, and the environment. RSVP here.
Concerts In The Park
Every Monday, Tuesday + Wednesday through August 19th | 6PM-8PM
The city of Hoboken recently released its summer schedule of Concerts in the Park and other events, including tributes over the summer to three musical legends: Hoboken native Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, and songwriting great Tom Petty. There will also be a performance by Beatles tribute band Hey Bulldog. The concerts will be at several locations. Please see flyer for each location. Learn more here.
Get Your Vaccine at Hoboken University Medical Center
Hoboken University Medical Center encourages people to get vaccinated. The hospital offers the Pfizer + Moderna vaccines. Call the hospital’s vaccine hotline at 201.821.8972 or sign up here.
Swimming in Jersey City
Do some laps at Pershing Field’s Aquatic Center in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Features Artist Lou Carbone
Thursday, July 1st | 7PM-8PM | Every Thursday
The Hoboken Historical Museum hosts a live-streamed program called Hoboken Talks every Thursday that is streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter and features a different guest every week. Guest range from Hoboken BNR’s to real estate professionals to volunteers to artists to historians, and more. This week features artist Lou Carbone in conversation with guest host Pam Strell. Register here.
Andrew McCarthy with Matt Lawler — Brat: an ’80s Story at Little City Books
Thursday, July 1st 8PM
Join Little City Books for an intimate virtual conversation with Andrew McCarthy and his tv/film colleague Hoboken resident Matt Lawler.
Purchase Andrew’s SIGNED book here and you’ll receive the Zoom link the day of the event. Sign up here.
Thomas Edison Film Festival’s Pride Month Celebration
Now-Wednesday, June 30th
The Hoboken Historical Museum and the Thomas Edison Film Festival will present another on-demand streaming showcase of selected short films celebrating Pride Month. The 7 short, innovative films selected for the showcase include narrative, experimental, and documentary styles. Learn more here.
New Mental Health Groups Provided by Center for Specialized Psychology
The Center for Specialized Psychology will be running the following groups starting in May both virtually and in-person: New Mom’s Process Group, Children of Divorced/Separated Parents, Teen Girls Self-esteem, Parents of Children that are Gender Non-conforming or Transgender, and Exploring My Substance Use (virtual only). Learn more here.
HER Drive Hudson County Hosted by Students In Action
Students In Action, a student-run mutual aid group based in Hudson County, is hosting a menstrual and hygiene product drive in order to help distribute donations to the Hudson County community in an effort to battle period poverty. They are collecting products for ALL menstruating people. All donations will go towards care packages for members of the community. Learn more here.
Open Call for Artists: Creativity Corner Hosted By The Hoboken Public Library
Ongoing | 2PM-3PM
Showcase your artwork, poetry, and designs on The Hoboken Public Library’s social media pages. Learn more here.
“The Playbill Gallery (A Love Story)” – A New Podcast Play by Mile Square Theatre
Mile Square Theatre premieres their first podcast play, written and performed by MST playwright-in-residence, Joseph Gallo. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.
Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program
Thursday, July 1st | 4PM-6PM | Every Monday, Wednesday + Thursday
Play Hoboken is offering a children’s chess program. The first session is free. Parents can sign up their kids on the website. Sign up here.
Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum
Thursday, July 1st, Friday, July 2nd + Tuesday, July 6th | 11AM-2PM
Kids are welcome to enjoy some painting at the museum. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by adults. Masks are required. Learn more here.
Liberty Science Center’s Junior Days
Thursday, July 1st + Friday, July 2nd
LSC’s Junior Days celebrates kids six and under every Thursday and Friday. Masks are required. Learn more here.
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Greater NJ/NY Events
The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards
Thursday, July 1st | 10AM-6PM | Thursdays + Tuesdays | Now-September 30th
Stop by the Hudson Yards’ Farmers’ Market every Tuesday + Thursday from 10AM to 6PM on the Public Square + Gardens (rain location: The Shops, Level 1 by Mercado Little Spain escalator) to shop local purveyors, foragers, producers, fisherman, and farmers serving up the crisp fruits and tasty veggies. Learn more here.
Dog Days of Summer Exhibit & Music on Main
Friday, July 2nd | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday
Take in an amazing night of art, music, shopping at unique independent shops, and eclectic dining on main street. Learn more here.
Music with Michaela: Outdoor Music Class for Little Ones
Saturday, July 3rd | 11:15PM- 12PM | Every Saturday
Little ones will learn seasonal songs, play instruments, move their bodies, and have fun with Michaela! The event will take place in the grassy area on the corner of Essex Street and Chestnut Street in Montclair. If there is a need for a rain date, you will be given a 3 hours notice prior to the start of class. Register here.
Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park
Saturday, July 3rd | Multiple Times Available | Every Saturday
Head over to Branch Brook Park for some family roller skating every week. It’s open to all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sign up here.
Upcoming Weekday Events
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Let’s Play Together Kids’ Program
Monday, July 5th | 3PM-4PM
Artist Issa Sow will lead “Let’s Play Together,” a weekly creativity workshop for kids ages 3-11. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Held outside in the walkway by the Museum entrance, the program is designed to be inclusive of children around the entire neurodiversity spectrum, so they can learn to create art, music, and dance movement together. The program is open to all, with a suggested $5 donation. Learn more here.
Weekly Summer Series Hosted by JC Families
Monday, July 5th | 5PM-6:30PM
Stop by every Monday evening for a rotating series of family-friendly events that will include magic shows, puppet shows, music, and more. Events are free to attend. Learn more here.
Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program
Monday, July 5th, Wednesday, July 7th + Thursday, July 8th | 4PM-6PM
Play Hoboken is offering a children’s chess program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The first session is free. Sign up here.
JC Local Market
Tuesday, July 6th| 3PM-7PM
Stop by this new, weekly market at Harborside – perfect for grabbing fresh produce on the way home from work. Expect a delicious variety of artisanal items, plus jewelry and more. Learn more here.
Saku Sushi-Making Class
Tuesday, July 6th | 6PM-7:30PM
Take a sushi-making class at Saku in Hoboken. In this hour and a half class, you will learn how to make 3 types of rolls and how to make the rice vinegar for your sushi rice. Saku is located at 936 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Complimentary Outdoor Pop-Up Class
Tuesday, July 6th | 6:15PM
Join a complimentary outdoor class on June 29th at 6:15PM on Maxwell Pier! Bring your friends and join this 45-minute sweat sesh including a core burnout at the end. Plus, anyone who attends receives a FREE month of Live Reel to continue to check out this amazing series with Frida. Learn more here.
Groove on Grove in JC
Wednesday, July 7th | 6PM-9PM
Groove on Grove is back! Head over to Grove PATH Plaza for good vibes and live music. Learn more here.
Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken
Wednesday, July 7th | 6PM
Learn how to play chess every Wednesday at Play Hoboken! The adult social chess night from 6-10PM is for all levels and basic instruction is available from 6PM-7PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase and it is a BYOB facility if anyone wishes to bring beer or wine. Learn more here.
Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice
Wednesday, July 7th | 6:30PM-7:30PM
Get your flow on with Asana Soul. It occurs every Wednesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM. The event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.
Free Community Knitting Virtual Class
Wednesday, July 7th | 7PM-PM
Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.
Ways to Give Back Locally
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. Learn more here.
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, 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. Learn more here.
SoJo Spa Club in Edgewater is BACK — Including the Hotel SoJo
SoJo Spa Club, located at 660 River Road in Edgewater, is back with the new opening of SoJo Hotel. Hotel SoJo is a contemporary hotel with an Eastern touch that runs in connection with SoJo Spa Club. The multi-level indoor-outdoor spa reimagines the traditional Korean bathhouse experience and features modern spa treatments from around the world.
Anchor Therapy Expands to New Hoboken Location
Anchor Therapy, located at 80 River Street, Suite 306 in Hoboken, is currently made up of five therapists, including the owner, Courtney Glashow, LCSW, who lives and works in Hoboken. She opened the practice over four years ago and recently expanded into new territory downtown across from the PATH terminal. Anchor Therapy counselors specialize in helping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and so much more.
Exclusive Offer: Telehealth sessions are available to anyone in New Jersey and New York. To get started, potential clients should go to the website and fill out the form which directly emails Courtney.
The Vantage Collection in Jersey City Launches Luxury Leasing
The Vantage Collection, located in Downtown Jersey City, is a luxury rental community offering oversized homes and an unrivaled amenity package. Featuring two twin 45-story high-rise towers, The Vantage Collection has just launched leasing for its second offering of 452 upscale homes with one-of-a-kind views of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Harbor Marina, and Manhattan skyline.
Exclusive Offer: When you call 844-288-6375 to schedule a tour don’t forget to mention Hoboken Girl for details on a special offer for our readers — or you can CLICK HERE for more information on leasing at The Vantage Collection.
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