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62 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | June 16-22

by Yarleen Hernandez
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Happy Pride Month! Whether you’re heading out or staying in, this week’s Hoboken + Jersey City (and beyond) events guide has 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 16th – June 22nd).

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

Featured Events

Club Pilates Hoboken 3rd Anniversary Event

Saturday, June 19th and Sunday, June 20th | BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW

Club Pilates

This Saturday, June 19th, and Sunday, June 20th, Club Pilates Hoboken | 1400 Hudson Street, Suite 3C, Hoboken is celebrating its 3rd anniversary. The studio is offering free 30-minute introductory classes throughout the weekend (reservations required). Not to mention, the studio will have a special membership offer over the weekend, and waive the enrollment fee for anyone who signs up on Saturday and Sunday. Make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.

Call 201-839-6648, email [email protected] or click here to book your reservation and learn more about Club Pilates Hoboken.

Pride Events

NYC Pride Family Movie Night

June 17th

pride movie night

In partnership with Tribeca, the Pride Presents digital film festival experience that will feature trailblazing shorts, documentaries, a feature film, and a live talk-back to end the evening. Also making its return this year is Family Movie Night, back with family-filled fun for all ages. For more information about NYC Pride’s 2021 roster of events including Pride Presents and Family Movie Night, see here.

Playbill Hosts Glimmer of Light Live Concert

June 17th

Glimmer of Light

This June, Playbill will team with Cadillac and The Neon Coven to produce its first-ever live concert event in celebration of Pride 2021. Presented by Cadillac and Playbill Pride, Glimmer of Light will be an inclusive virtual and in-person concert event. One hundred percent of in-person ticket sales will go to benefit the Born This Way Foundation and its mission of working with young people to build a kinder and braver world. In-person tickets for Radial Park are now available here.

LGBTQ+ Open Mic Night

June 18th | 6:00PM-7:30PM

pride flag

Showcase PRIDE with your special talents. LGBTQ+ members aged 18 and older can join Hudson Pride Center is celebrating Pride Month with an open mic night. All artists are welcome. Meeting ID: 689 873 1914 Password: PRIDE

NYC Pride 2021 Human Rights Conference + Rally

June 21-23

Human Rights Conference and Rally

NYC Pride hosts its fourth conference from June 21 through June 23, and the Rally on Friday, June 25. The Human Rights Conference, NYC Pride’s annual symposium of transformative changemakers in the queer community, focuses on developing new ideas and approaches to activism and community.

PRIDE Yoga Event 

June 22nd  | 6:00PM-7:00PM

jersey city pride walkway


This virtual event will allow the LGBTQ+ community members the opportunity to de-stress, unwind, and relax with the Hudson Pride Center yoga event.

NYC Pride Youth Pride

June 26th

Youth Pride

NYC Pride is excited to bring back Youth Pride, a celebration of and for LGBTQIA+ and ally teens, as a virtual gathering in 2021. For this year’s experience, NYC Pride has partnered with youth-focused LGBT centers, organizations, and programs nationwide to present the iconic annual Youth Pride virtual event. This program follows 2019’s unforgettable event at which 10,000+ LGBTQIA+ teens came together for a day of performances, appearances, activations, and dancing at Central Park’s Summerstage. Learn more here.

Hoboken Girl

Available now

hoboken girl pride merch

We’re launching our PRIDE merchandise in collaboration with The Local Thread and donating 15% of all proceeds of PRIDE merch to Hudson Pride, the local Hudson County non-profit that supports the LGBTQ+ population and its allies. We shared an article on Hudson Pride here.

In-Person Events

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.

Groove on Grove in JC

Wednesday, June 16th | 6PM-9PM | Every Wednesday through September

Groove on Grove is back! Head over to Grove PATH Plaza for good vibes and live music. 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. This event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.

Free Yoga Tai Chi Classes

Thursday, June 17th + Monday, June 21st | 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 17th + Monday, June 21st | 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 now 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 and many more. Not to mention, customers also have the opportunity to preorder and pick up from select vendors. Learn more here.

Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, June 17th | 7PM-9:30PM | Every Thursday

house of que

Head over to House of ‘Que for Trivia Thursdays where you can win prizes, gift cards, and more. Learn more here.

Trivia Night on the Patio at Corgi Spirits

Thursday, June 17th | 7PM 

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.

HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, June 18th, Saturday, June 19th  + Wednesday, June 23rd | 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.

Country Night at House of ‘Que

Friday, June 18th | 5PM-10PM | Every Friday

country night

Head over to House of ‘Que for Country Night on Fridays, with music by DJ Big Country. Learn more here.

Chef Ed’s Mixtape Dinner: The Juneteenth Bad Boy Party

Friday, June 18th | 6PM – 10PM

Chef Ed’s Mixtape

This event will be a night of 90s Hip Hop themed artwork, a celebrity special guest DJ, Host, and surprise performances. This immersive experience includes the staff in 90s attire, a live band, and musical performances at the Marcus NoHu Rooftop. Learn more here.

Movies in the Park: Toy Story 4

Friday, June 18th | Showtimes at Sunset |Now-August 30th

This series offers free, outdoor screenings of popular films in nearly every public park across Jersey City. This citywide cinema experience is suited for all ages and takes place throughout the summer, between the months of June and August. Bring a blanket or sun chair, your favorite movie-watching snacks, and be sure to check out the full schedule below to see what movies are airing near you. Sign up here.

Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, June 19th | 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.

Juneteenth Pop-Up on Monticello Avenue

Saturday, June 19th | 12PM-7PM 

Celebrate Juneteenth on Monticello Avenue in Jersey City from 12PM-7PM. Learn more here.

Father’s Day Pop-Up at Cork

Saturday, June 19th | 1PM-5PM 

Celebrate Father’s Day by heading to Cork for a Father’s Day Pop-up from 1PM-5PM. Learn more here.

African Cultural Arts Family Festival 2021

Saturday, June 19 | 1PM – 7PM

African Cultural Arts

The African Cultural Arts Family Festival will have live entertainment, vendors to shop from, and food.

Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, June 19th +  Sunday, June 20th | 2:30PM-6PM | Every Weekend


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.

Comedy Club at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, June 19th | 3PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits for a comedy club. See a hilarious line-up of comedians from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and more at The Jersey City Distillery. Enjoy fine cocktails and great service along with a great night out of comedic entertainment of professionals from your favorite television shows, podcasts, and comedy clubs. Sign up here.

Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, June 19th | 8PM | Every Saturday

Head over to House of ‘Que for their Dueling Pianos event, every Saturday. Learn more here.

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, June 20th | 10AM-2PM | Every Sunday

The Riverview Farmers Market has fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Sunday 10AM-2PM. Learn more here.

Shop With Dad on Father’s Day at Main Street Pops Artisan Market

Sunday, June 20th | 11AM-4PM 

Head down to Main Street Pops’ Monthly Artisan Market under the 14th street viaduct where many of the artisans have special Father’s Day offerings that he’s sure to love. Learn more here.

Food Truck Saturday: Angry Archie’s Food Truck at Liberty Science Center

Sunday, June 20th | 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.

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

Now-June 2021


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 Changeand participate in engaging activities to expand your connection to art, climate change, and the environment. RSVP 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.

Virtual Events

CarePoint Health COVID Vaccine Webinar

Thursday, June 17th | 12PM


A panel of physicians will provide an overview of the Covid vaccines. This is your chance to inform yourself on the Covid vaccine and ask questions. Register here.

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Features Restaurateur Dave Carney

Thursday, June 17th | 7PM-8PM | Every Thursday

Hoboken Talks

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 Hoboken-born-and-raised restaurateur Dave Carney, in conversation with Museum Director Bob Foster. Register 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

creative corner

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. 

Kid-Friendly Events

Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program

Thursday, June 17th | 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 17th, Friday, June 18th + Tuesday, June 21st | 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 17th + Friday, June 18th


LSC’s Junior Days celebrates kids six and under every Thursday and Friday. Masks are required. Learn more here.

View our Montclair Girl Events Guide for the Weekend

— and for more events in Essex County, click here.

Greater NJ/NY Events

The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards

Thursday, June 17th | 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 18th + Saturday, June 19th  | 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 19th | 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.

Music with Michaela: Outdoor Music Class for Little Ones

Saturday, June 19th | 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, June 19th | 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, June 21st | 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 21st | 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 21st, Wednesday, June 23rd + Thursday, June 24th | 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 22nd | 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 22nd | 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.

Groove on Grove in JC

Wednesday, June 23rd | 6PM-9PM | Every Wednesday through September

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, June 23rd | 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 23rd | 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 23rd | 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.

Partner Happenings

Grand Opening: RiverHouse 9 at Port Imperial

RiverHouse 9 at Port Imperial is Roseland Residential Trust’s third luxury rental to open in 2021, making it the latest addition to the evolution of the vibrant Port Imperial neighborhood. The brand new apartment community, located at 900 Avenue at Port Imperial, is designed to enrich the quality of life for residents while simultaneously enhancing the beauty, economic vitality, and energy of the surrounding area.

Exclusive Offer: CLICK HERE or call 973-604-0025 to schedule a private visit to experience RiverHouse 9’s fully furnished model residences and amenity spaces. Be sure to follow along for updates via Instagram and don’t forget to inquire about the exclusive offer for Hoboken Girl readers and grand opening incentives including up to three months FREE*. Terms subject to change on a daily basis, please reach out to the leasing team at 973-604-0025 for details.

Elite Athletic Training at Hudson Speed School

Hudson Speed, located at 837 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City at the Cast Iron Lofts building, was founded by three local parents who struggled to find a good fit for their athletically inclined kids. They took matters into their own hands and opened Hudson Speed which offers local residents access to a comprehensive sports training facility located close to home. You can CLICK HERE, call 201-762-2727, or email [email protected] with questions.

Exclusive Offer: Hudson Speed is offering a Grand Opening Package sale through 6/30. All new athletes can use the discount code GRANDOPEN10 for 10% off any training package purchase. Additionally, all new athletes will receive a Hudson Speed shirt and the first 50 clients will also receive a Hudson Speed drawstring backpack. Mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ to get a Hudson Speed Sports bottle during enrollment [available until 8/30].

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