Happy Pride Month! Whether you’re heading out or staying in, this week’s Hoboken + Jersey City (and beyond) events guide has got you covered with 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 9th – June 15th).
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players Trio: The Jungle Book at NJCU
Sunday, June 20th at 3:00PM | BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW
On Sunday, June 20th at 3:00PM, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players Trio will perform Kipling’s The Jungle Book at NJCU’s Margaret Williams Theatre located at 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City. This NJSO musical version features a string ensemble and introduces young audiences to classical masterworks and various styles of music in a playful and humorous manner — the perfect activity for Father’s Day. Both 3-seat and 4-seat pods are available with tickets ranging from $15-$20 per pod. Please note, tickets must be purchased in advance (no sales at the door).
Click here to purchase your tickets and learn more about NJCU Center for the Arts.
The Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation’s Family BBQ in Jersey City
Saturday, June 12th from 12:30PM-2:30PM | RSVP NOW
This Saturday from 12:30PM-2:30PM, HDSID, The Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation. City Of Jersey City, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Recreation & Youth Development are sponsoring a family BBQ to celebrate parents, guardians, and care-givers with children on the autism spectrum at the Hard Grove Restaurant located at 284 1st Street, Jersey City. The fun-filled event will have delicious BBQ food and is FREE to any family that has a member with autism. All interested families must RSVP via email to email@example.com by June 10th for the Family BBQ Event.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by June 10th and click here to learn more about The Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation’s Family BBQ Event.
Triplemint’s Live State of the Market Discussion
Tuesday, June 15th from 12:00PM-12:30PM | REGISTER NOW
On Tuesday, June 15th from 12:00PM-12:30PM, Triplemint located at 331 Washington Street, Hoboken is hosting its live State of the Market Discussion via Zoom. Hosted by Hudson County Broker of Record Natalie Miniard and salesperson Amy Goldman, the discussion will include expert commentary and context on the Hudson County real estate market along with a Q&A at the end of the discussion for all Zoom attendees.
Click here to sign up for the live discussion and learn more about Triplemint.
Pride Day Hosted by Hudson Pride Center
Saturday, June 12th | 11AM-2PM
Join Hudson Pride Center on Saturday, June 12th from 11AM-2PM for an in person Pride Celebration with Union City High School’s Pride Club. Learn more here.
Bingo Uprising: Double Fantasy!
Saturday, June 12th | 9PM
Join four rounds of Bingo as you celebrate DJ Jemma Nigh and Trish’s birthdays, and get all rainbow-sparkly for Pride Month! Winners get prizes, with a special grand prize for the final round. Space is limited, so get your tickets early. Learn more here.
12th Annual Garden State Equality Pride Walk
Sunday, June 13th | 1:30PM-3:30PM
Join the Out Montclair team in the 12th Annual Garden State Equality Pride Walk at the First Congregational Church of Montclair located at 40 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. This is Garden State Equality’s largest annual community fundraiser. Register or donate via Out Montclair’s team. Learn more here.
Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice
Wednesday, June 9th | 6:30PM-7:30PM | Every Wednesday through June 30th
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.
Trivia Night on the Patio at Corgi Spirits
Thursday, June 10th | 10AM
Head over to Corgi Spirits for 3 Rounds of trivia fueled by Corgi’s hand-crafted cocktails. Plenty of prizes and a final bonus round with an extra fun twist. Sign up here.
Free Yoga Tai Chi Classes
Thursday, June 10th + Monday, June 14th | 10AM | Every Thursday + Monday
Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi Classes will be held at 10AM every Monday and every Thursday during the summer for free in Mill Creek Point Park in Secaucus. Bring a mat or towel. Sign up here.
The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market
Thursday, June 10th + Monday, June 14th | 4:00PM-8:00PM | Now-Monday, December 20th | Every Thursday + Monday
The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market will be at the Grove PATH Plaza every Monday and Thursday through December 20th from 4:00PM-8:00PM. 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, JC Fish Stand, Vesco Foods + many more. Not to mention, customers also have the opportunity to preorder and pick up from select vendors. Learn more here.
Union City Latin Night Concert Featuring Mirtha Rico
Thursday, June 10th | 7PM
Head over to Jose Marti Steam Academy on Thursday, June 10th for a free Latin Night concert featuring West New York singer, Mirtha Rico. Learn more here.
Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que
Thursday, June 10th | 7PM-9:30PM | Every Thursday
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, June 11th, Saturday, June 12th + Wednesday, June 16th | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM | Now-September
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.
Friday Night Lights at Pilsener Haus Biergarten
Friday, June 11th | 6PM-9PM
Melissa of @laughatmyfood has partnered with Pilsener and will be hosting a menu-tasting event. There will be live music, specials, and more. The $5 cover charge will go to the Hoboken Food Pantry. Learn more here.
Drive-in Movie Night: Mean Girls
Friday, June 11th | Doors open at 7:15PM
Head over to Harborside, located at 107 Morgan Street in Jersey City, for a drive-in movie night to watch Mean Girls. Learn more here.
Country Night at House of ‘Que
Friday, June 11th | 5PM-10PM | Every Friday
Head over to House of ‘Que for Country Night on Fridays, music by DJ Big Country. Learn more here.
Live Music on the Patio at Corgi Spirits
Friday, June 11th | 8PM-10PM
Head over to Corgi Spirits for an afternoon of live music on the patio featuring David Borkman. Sign up here.
Saturday, June 12th | 11AM-5PM
Head over to Pacific Flea to shop from over 18 vendors. Enjoy some beats, treats and antiques. Learn more here.
Job Fair at Newport Centre Mall
Saturday, June 12th | 11AM-6PM
Newport Centre in Jersey City is hosting a job fair to fill available positions at over 15 retailers and restaurants in the mall along with local businesses within the community. The job fair is scheduled for 11AM-6PM on June 12th at the Newport Centre located at 30 Mall Drive West. Participating stores and restaurants include The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Best Buy, Sephora and more. Learn more here.
Smorgasburg Food Festival
Saturday, June 12th | 11AM-6PM | Every Saturday
Smorgasburg brings its incredible foodie expertise to 195 Hudson Street in Jersey City. 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.
Parkinson’s Revolution Hoboken
Saturday, June 12th | 11:30AM
Parkinson’s Revolution will take place across the country on June 12th. Join in-person at Prime Cycle or virtually for a high energy ride to that generates funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Learn more here.
Holotropic Breathwork Event at Urban Souls
Saturday, June 12th | 11AM-7PM
Urban Souls is offering a 2 hour Holotropic Breathwork Experience + more. The Holotropic Breathwork practice can serve as a tool to expand our personal consciousness and directly explore our own true essence. In this exclusive in-studio workshop, you will be guided on each step of the way through a combination of evocative music, deep, accelerated breathing techniques, body-centered energy work, mandala drawing, and a psycho-therapeutically instructed sharing group. Holotropic breathwork offers participants an opportunity for deep psycho-spiritual exploration. Join Urban Souls for an unforgettable journey to discover your inner healer and core wisdom. Learn more here.
Hoboken Summer Streets
Saturday, June 12th + Sunday, June 13th | 8AM-8PM | Recurring
Hoboken Summer Streets is back! The City of Hoboken and Hoboken Business Alliance announced the return of the popular Summer Streets program for 2021. This year, Summer Streets, which also incorporates the City’s Open and Slow Streets programs, will continue to provide additional space for residents to enjoy outdoor dining at local businesses and for recreation activities and socialization. For the month of June, 10th Street between Hudson Street and Grand Street will be blocked off for dining on weekends between 8AM and 8PM Learn more here.
Weekend Jazz at The Cottage
Saturday, June 12th + Sunday, June 13th | 2:30PM-6PM | Every Weekend
Head over to The Cottage for live jazz every Saturday + Sunday. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Live Music with Dirty City at Corgi Spirits
Saturday, June 12th | 7PM
Head over to Corgi Spirits to hear some live music featuring Dirty City, a Groove Music Band based in Jersey City. Sign up here.
Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que
Saturday, June 12th | 8PM | Every Saturday
Head over to House of ‘Que for their Dueling Pianos event, every Saturday. Learn more here.
UFC World Middle Weight Championship Match at House of ‘Que
Saturday, June 12th | 8PM
Head over to House of ‘Que to watch the UFC World Middle Weight Championship match. Learn more here.
Riverview Farmers Market
Sunday, June 13th | 10AM-2PM | Every Sunday
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, June 13th | 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.
Drag Bingo with Harmonica Sunbeam!
Sunday, June 13th | 3PM-6PM
Stop by Corgi Spirits on Sunday, June 13th from 3PM-6PM for Drag Bingo. This event will be by ticket only and entirely outdoors to ensure social distancing and safety for all of our awesome guests. The inimitable Harmonica Sunbeam will be hosting 6 games. The first three are regular games, the next two games increase in difficulty slightly and the final game is a full board! Prizes will be given out to the winner of each round. Learn more here.
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Portraits of Essential Workers – Hoboken Hospital 2020 Exhibit
Now-Sunday, June 13th
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. 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
On view 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.
Swimming in Jersey City
Do some laps at Pershing Field’s Aquatic Center in Jersey City. 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.
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Features Joel Lewis + Danny Shot
Thursday, June 10th | 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 realtors to volunteers to artists to historians, and more. This week features Joel Lewis and Danny Shot. Register 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, June 10th | 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, June 10th, Friday, June 11th + Tuesday, June 15th | 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, June 10th + Friday, June 11th
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, June 10th | 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.
Roses to Rock Gardens at Van Vleck House + Gardens
Friday, June 11th + Saturday, June 12th | 11AM-4PM
Tour the beautiful, private gardens in the Montclair area with some friends and be inspired. Learn more here.
Dog Days of Summer Exhibit & Music on Main
Friday, June 11th | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday
Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 4th, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street at 5:30PM. The opening coincides with Boonton Main Street’s First Friday event Music on Main. Take in an amazing night of art, music, shopping at unique independent shops, and eclectic dining. Learn more here.
Clothing Drive Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 309
Saturday, June 12th | 9AM-2PM
Clara Maass Medical Center Blood Drive
Saturday, June 12th | 9AM-3PM
Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, is holding a community blood and platelet drive on June 12 from 9AM to 3PM in The Learning Center located at 1 Clara Maass Drive in Belleville. Learn more here.
Music with Michaela: Outdoor Music Class for Little Ones
Saturday, June 12th | 11:15PM- 12PM | Every Saturday
Little ones will learn seasonal songs, play instruments, move their bodies + have fun with Michaela! The event will take place on the grassy area on the corner of Essex Street + 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.
L.E.A.F Festival of Flowers Blooms in Meatpacking District
Saturday, June 12th + Sunday, June 13th | 11AM-7PM + 11AM-6PM
L.E.A.F is a city-wide festival of Flowers, a celebration throughout Manhattan, but centered in the Meatpacking District, for all New Yorkers to come together and enjoy the beauty of nature. Learn more here.
Dog Adoption Event To Support Pride at L & B Healthy Pet Market
Saturday, June 12th | 12PM-5PM
Join L & B Healthy Pet Market on Saturday June 12th for their next adoption event and photoshoot. The event will be sponsored by @smallbatchpets and @boccesbakery. Small Batch will be providing free rainbow colored freeze-dried heart treats in support of Pride Month. In addition, @sweethomemontclair will be providing chocolate for humans and Bocces will be giving treats to the pups. Learn more here.
Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park
Saturday, June 12th | 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.
Sweetheart Coast Grand Opening
Wednesday, June 14th | 2PM
Jersey Shore’s Samantha “Sammi Sweetheart” Giancola is hosting a meet + greet at her new store Sweetheart Coast. The first 50 shoppers will be able to meet the Jersey Shore star. The event will take place at 1356 Boardwalk in Ocean City. Sign up here.
Transcend: TGNCNB Youth Workshop
Now-Tuesday, June 15th | 4PM-5PM
This is a safe space to learn, grow, explore and have fun together with other young people (ages 13-24) who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming or non-binary. Tickets are free. Sign up here.
Upcoming Weekday Events
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Let’s Play Together Kids’ Program
Monday, June 14th | 3PM-4PM | Every Monday
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, June 14th | 5PM-6:30PM | Every Monday
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, June 14th, Wednesday, June 16th + Thursday, June 17th | 4PM-6PM | Every Monday, Wednesday + Thursday
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, June 15th | 3PM-7PM | Every Tuesday
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, June 15th | 6PM-7:30PM | Every Tuesday
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.
In The Heights: Finding Home Virtual Book Launch
Tuesday, June 15th | 8PM-9PM
Join Little City Books for a virtual debut book launch by acclaimed-actor, writer, composer + (more), Lin Manuel Miranda for his new book, In the Heights: Finding Home. This conversation will be about the making of the musical IN THE HEIGHTS — the behind-the-scenes story of how one neighborhood—Washington Heights—spoke to the world. Your purchase includes a Zoom link to the event, a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home. Learn more here.
Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken
Wednesday, June 16th | 6PM | Every Wednesday
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, June 16th | 6:30PM-7:30PM | Every Wednesday through June 30th
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, June 16th | 7PM-PM | Every Wednesday
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.
Hudson Pro Orthopaedics – A Leader in Robotics Technology
Hudson Pro Orthopaedics, located at 1320 Adams Street, treats all joints with cutting-edge technology — including the spine, knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, hand/wrist, foot, ankle, neck and back.
Exclusive Offer: Mention Hoboken Girl and receive FREE custom orthotics for new customers.
Club Pilates Celebrates 3 Years
Club Pilates Hoboken, located at 1400 Hudson Street, is turning 3 and to celebrate, Club Pilates will be offering FREE 30-minute introductory classes on June 19th and 20th (reservations required) just mention “Hoboken Girl”. Call 201-839-6648 to book your spot.
Exclusive Offer: Mention Hoboken Girl when you book an appointment to receive free 30-minute introductory classes on June 19th and 20th.
Luxury Living at Vermella NJ
Exclusive Offer: Mention Hoboken Girl and receive a $500 rent credit to any Vermella NJ property during your call with the leasing office.
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