64 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | June 23-29

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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 23rd – June 29th).

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

Featured Events

Smile Preschool and Nursery’s Renovation Unveiling Event + Promotions

Friday, June 25th from 12:30PM – 2:30PM | RSVP NOW

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This Friday from 12:30PM-2:30PM, Smile Preschool and Nursery | 194 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, is unveiling its newly renovated child care centers. Treats will be provided by Helen’s Pizza and Torico’s Ice Cream at the free event. Not to mention, Smile Preschool and Nursery is offering 10% off all 2021 Tuition and summer camp fees, a $20 Weekly Sibling Discount + ALL registration fees will be waived [offers and discounts expire on December 31, 2021]. Be sure to email prrcorporation@yahoo.com by Thursday, June 24th to RSVP for the unveiling event and let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.

Email prrcorporation@yahoo.com by Thursday, June 24th to RSVP and click here to learn more about Smile Preschool and Nursery.


Hoboken Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs

Available Now through Mid-August | SIGN UP NOW

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Summer Reading is back at the Hoboken Public Library | 500 Park Avenue, 124 Grand Street, and 400 Harrison Street, Hoboken and running through mid-August. Programs are available for children, kids, teens, and adults, and feature in-person events, classes, and fun activities to do at home, outside, or at the three library locations. Plus, every time you read a book, you earn points which can be redeemed for badges and prizes! Be sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.

Click here to sign up for the summer reading program and learn more about the Hoboken Public Library. 


Pride Events

Pride Mask Give Out Day Event

Thursday, June 24th | 12PM-5PM

Pride Mask Give Out Day twill be held his Thursday, June 24th between 12PM-5PM at 205 Brunswick Street in Jersey City. They will be handing out a limited amount. Learn more here.


OPH Show Your Pride Event

Thursday, June 24th | 8PM

Head over to Oleary’s Publik House to show your pride with a night filled with music, art+ drinks. Learn more here.


Pride in the Park

Saturday, June 26th | 12PM-5PM

Head over to Lincoln Park this Saturday for the first-ever Pride in the Park, organized by the West Side Merry Makers(with the support of Jersey City LGBT+ Pride Festival and Hudson Pride Center)! This event is family-friendly, and will feature a Drag Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam, Free Mom Hugs, a doggie “Paws of Pride” contest, food trucks, and more. Learn more here.


NYC Pride Youth Pride

Saturday, 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.


Our Lady of Grace’s 4th Annual Pride Mass

Sunday, June 27th | 10:30AM

Our Lady of Grace, which hosts the LGBTQ@Grace ministry, will celebrate its 4th Annual Pride Mass on Sunday, June 27th at 10:30AM at 400 Willow Avenue. This year’s theme is “God Thinks Outside the Box.” Learn more here.


Six26 Drag Brunch & “We Rise” Party

Sunday, June 27th | 11:30AM

Part of Six26’s weekend of Pride festivities, this event is co-hosted by Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival. The “We Rise” Party starts right after Drag Brunch ends, at 4:00PM. Come party and celebrate NYC Pride in Jersey City with drag performers, dancers, and more. Learn more here.


Hoboken Girl

Available now

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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 

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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.


JCTC’S Talk Series “BLACK SPACE” with Ashley Nicole Baptiste

Wednesday, June 23rd | 7:30PM 

JCTC’S talk series “BLACK SPACE” with Ashley Nicole Baptiste continues on June 23rd at 7:30PM with writer, educator, and creator of The Black Joy Project, Kleaver Cruz. Kleaver is from Uptown, NYC is a Black queer Dominican-American creative, writer, and educator. Buy tickets here.


Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice

Wednesday, June 23rd | 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.


Free COVID-19 Vaccines at NJ Transit’s Hoboken Terminal

Thursday, June 24th | 4PM-6PM 

Stop by NJ Transit’s Hoboken Terminal for a free COVID-19 vaccine provided by CarePoint Health. No appointment is necessary. It will also be available on Tuesday, June 29th + Thursday, July 1st. Sign up here.


Free Yoga Tai Chi Classes

Thursday, June 24th + Monday, June 28th | 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, June 24th + Monday, June 28th | 4:00PM-8:00PM 

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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, June 24th | 7PM-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.


The Art of Negotiation: Never Split the Difference

Friday, June 25th | 8:30AM-10AM 

Join BW Nice for this virtual workshop. Learn why a YES early on is superficial, using your voice as your most powerful tool, and how to use psychology for a win/win. Learn more here.


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Friday, June 25th, Saturday, June 26th  + Wednesday, June 30th | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM 

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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 25th | 5PM-10PM 

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


Drive-In Movie: The Help

Friday, June 25th | 8:15PM-10PM

Join a socially-distanced drive-in movie night featuring The Help. The event is $20 and open to the public. There will be an FM channel to tune into and listen to the movie audio while remaining in your vehicle. Wearing masks will be enforced when less than a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Social distancing will be enforced for all vehicles. There will be food and drinks available onsite for purchase. Sign up here.


Movies in the Park: Inside Out

Friday, June 25th | Showtimes at Sunset

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.


Vaccine Drive and Men’s Health Day Event

Saturday, June 26th | 9AM 

Metropolitan Family Health Network will host a combined COVID-19 Vaccine Drive and Men’s Health Day that will be held at Metropolitan’s 935 Garfield Avenue site in Jersey City. There will be free COVID-19 vaccines for ages 12 and up, free bags of food, giveaways, and prizes, plus free health information sessions and health screenings for men.


Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, June 26th | 10AM-2PM

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


Smorgasburg Food Festival

Saturday, June 26th | 11AM-6PM

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.


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

Sunday, June 26th | 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.


Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, June 26th +  Sunday, June 27th | 2:30PM-6PM 

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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.


Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que

Saturday, June 26th | 8PM | Every Saturday

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


Ballet Meets Baseball

Sunday, June 27th | 5:30PM-6:30PM 

Jersey City Ballet Theater is paying tribute to this great American pass time, and the first ever competitive baseball game played right here in Hudson County. Jersey City Ballet Theater will be performing a free concert at Enos Jones Park, Robert Clemente ball field, 237 Brunswick Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


FaceTime Exhibit by Barbara Shelly Presented by Main Street Pops

Now-Wednesday, June 30th 

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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

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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 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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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Do some laps at Pershing Field’s Aquatic Center in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Virtual Events

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Features Restaurateur Dave Carney

Thursday, June 24th | 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

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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

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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 24th | 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 24th, Friday, June 25th + Tuesday, June 29th | 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 24th + Friday, June 25th

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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 24th | 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.


KIND Pride Lights in NYC

Thursday, June 24th | 9:30PM-12AM 

KIND is honoring the LGBTQ+ community with sky-high rainbow lights near the iconic Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement. Also, KIND is inviting people across the country to join its support of the LGBTQ+ community by texting “Pride” to 1-833-623-KIND. For every text message received, KIND will donate $1 to the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest non-profit organization aiding homeless LGTBQ+ youth, in addition to a $50,000 donation being made to the organization. Learn more here.


Dog Days of Summer Exhibit & Music on Main

Friday, June 25th | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday

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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, June 26th | 11:15PM- 12PM | Every Saturday

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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 26th | Multiple Times Available | Every Saturday

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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 28th | 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, June 28th | 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, June 28th, Wednesday, June 30th + Thursday, July 1st | 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, June 29th| 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, June 29th | 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, June 29th | 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, June 30th | 6PM-9PM 

Groove on Grove is back! Head over to Grove PATH Plaza for good vibes and live music. Learn more here.


Groove on Grove in JC

Wednesday, June 30th | 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, June 30th | 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, June 30th | 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, June 30th | 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.


Partner Happenings

Tessa International School: Teaching Future Global Leaders

Tessa International School, located at 70 Monroe Street in Hoboken, offers a unique setting for children to experience four major cultures in an effort to prepare them to be global leaders.  

HG Readers: CLICK HERE to email or call 201-755-5585 with questions. Don’t forget that you can receive $500 off tuition for the 2021-22 school year by filling out this form and applying here by August 15th. 


A New Take on Luxury Living at 295J in Jersey City

295J, located at 295 Johnston Avenue in Jersey City, is a modern, elegant, and pet-friendly apartment building in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City. Close to Liberty State Park with its 1,200 acres of open space, bike trails, and waterfront views of NYC, 295J offers something for everyone.

Exclusive Offer:  Be sure to mention Hoboken Girl when you tour the property to receive a $300 rent credit upon lease signing. Request a tour here or call the leasing office at 201-536-3464 for details.


SERVPRO: A Leader in Restoration Following a Disaster in Hudson County

SERVPRO, with multiple locations in Hudson County, specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after water, fire, or smoke damage. The company also mitigates mold and mildew from your home or business making SERVPRO’s all-encompassing services a solution for difficult situations.

Exclusive Offer: Be sure to mention Hoboken Girl when you CLICK HERE or call 201-656-0035 to schedule a FREE onsite inspection. HG readers get 20% OFF a cleanout special until 9/7/21.


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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.