• Top 15 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {March 30, 2017}

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    There is A LOT going on in the Mile Square this weekend, from wine tasting, to makeup seminars, essential oils workshops, Disney concerts, festivals, charity classes + much, much more. Here’s our list of all the Hoboken + JC musts this weekend: Boredom? We don’t even know what that means this weekend.

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    Tap Takeover and Live Jazz at The Shepherd & the Knucklehead: Friday, March 31st from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM  

    “Come for the good beer & good vibes” this Friday at The Shep and enjoy rare and exclusive seasonal beers from New Belgium {beer list here!}. And as if a tap takeover from 6 PM – 11 PM wasn’t good enough, they will also have a live jazz duo playing from 8 PM – 10 PM. Beers on tap = plans on point!

    HCCC Lecture Series: Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell at Culinary Conference Center: Thursday, March 30th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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    Don’t miss out on a chance to learn quality tips + tricks to success, courtesy of celeb chef Anne Burrell Thursday afternoon at Culinary Conference Center at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. Burrell, who starred in Worst Cooks in America with Rachael Ray will be sharing some helpful tidbits for those of you who are culinary-challenged {frozen dinners, no more!} or simply want to gain more cooking skills + knowledge. The event is free to attend, but space is limited make sure to register ASAP.

    Betrayal by Harold Pinter at Mile Square Theatre: Thursday, March 30th – Sunday, April 23rd

    The Mile Square Theatre has another must-see production in store: Betrayal, by Harold Pinter, will be premiering on Thursday, and you’ll be able to see the show every weekend up until April 23rd. Catch the drama every Thursday at 7 pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 + 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm {tickets + additional info here}.

    CASA’s Annual Wine Tasting at Battello: Friday, March 31st from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Join Hudson County CASA for an evening of wine tastingamazing giveaways {which include Yankees tickets + on-field passes, Hamilton tickets, Late Night with Stephen Colbert tickets and a ton of others}, irresistable food + dessert, and much more at CASA’s Annual Wine Tasting event this Friday at Battello in Jersey City – for an amazing cause, of course. There’ll be over 90 wines from Cork Wine & Spirits to try out, a bubbles room {yup, you read correctly  a room dedicated to tasting sparkling wines + champagnes}, a cork pull {where you can win a bottle of wine}, a chance to taste premium spirits, and free valet parking. While you can grab tickets at the door {all proceeds support Hudson County children in foster care}, you can purchase them cheaper online – see you there! 

    Disney Concert Sing-A-Long at Hoboken Junior Senior High School: Friday, March 31st at 6:30 PM {Doors Open at 6 PM}

    If you love Disney {because who doesn’t?}, Hoboken High School’s Theatre Department is putting on just the show for you: a Disney Concert Sing-A-LongStroll down memory lane with classics from your childhood, or bring your little ones to sing along to the performances {and dress up like their favorite Disney Characters – ADORABLE} by the Hoboken High School Drama Club. Tickets are only $5 {funds benefit the district musical}, and include snacks, raffles, face painting + much more so be their guest! 

    Friday Night Unplugged at Novado Gallery: Friday, March 31st from 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

    Jersey City’s new Novado Gallery will be holding an evening of wine, munchies, + Kabbalat Shabbat Services this Friday Evening {as well as an optional gourmet 3-course Shabbat dinner}. Join Chabad Young Professionals for their Friday Night Unplugged event, which will give you an opportunity to socialize and network with other young Jewish professionals: reserve a spot here.

    Drink and Draw at Jersey City Art School: Friday, March 31st from 8:00 PM –12:00 AM

    Brush up on your art skills this Friday at Jersey City Art School for a Drink & Draw event that will have you saying, “Let’s Van Gogh!” Grab your tickets for a night of sipping + snacking as you sit back and show off your artistic abilities {or lack thereof} while two nude models pose for a figure-drawing session {bring along your own art supplies pencils, pastels, etc.}. It’s also a great way for art lovers to spend a much-needed GNO.

    Format Fun at Birch Hoboken: Friday, March 31st at 10:00 PM

    The recently-opened Birch nightclub in Hoboken is definitely the new hotspot for your weekend festivities –  no cover, $5 beers/well drinks/shot specials from 10 – 11 PM, specialty milkshakes + burgers {plus, they’re open until 5 AM – talk about an all-nighter}. Additionally, a Battle of the Sexes party is happening on Saturday night, if you can’t make it out. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a new job, a bachelorette party, or simply celebrating the weekend, Birch is no doubt the place to go. {you can also text BIRCHVIP to 555-999 to be added to the VIP guest list}.

    Let’s Play Outside at Athleta: Saturday, April 1st from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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    April is Earth Month  and considering the fact that it might actually be beautiful outside this Saturday, we can’t think of a better way to let the festivities commence other than getting outside + enjoying the spring weather. Athleta in Hoboken invites you to lace up your sneaks for a stroll along the Hoboken/Jersey City Waterfront – the perfect way to get active in preparation for swimsuit season, to finally win that Fitbit challenge, or even to find somewhere to take your pup for their morning walk {the event is pet friendly}. RSVP at 201-653-4101.

    {Sidenote: if you’re on a serious mission to get fit, make sure to check out these Hoboken restaurants for clean(er) eating.}

    Spring Festival in Jersey City at Harborside Atrium: Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    With Easter right around the corner, Jersey City’s Spring Festival is a must. Bring your family for a free afternoon of arts and crafts, cool giveaways, magic shows, + a handful of other cute spring activities for the youngsters to enjoy {PS: you can even take a pic with the Easter bunny}.

    Clean Ocean Action Charity Class at The Bar Method: Saturday, April 1st at 10:45 AM

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    If you’re passionate about the environment, The Bar Method + Aveda‘s Clean Ocean Action charity class this weekend might be something you’re interested in attending {another amazing way to kick off Earth Month – sign up here}. A $15 minimum donation is required to take the class {you’ll receive a sweet Aveda swag bag with your donation}, which goes toward the Clean Ocean Action. You can also buy a $1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a basket full of Aveda products – even if you can’t attend class!

    Essential Oils 101 at Devotion Yoga: Saturday, April 1st from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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    Want to learn more about just how essential essential oils can be to our everyday health + overall wellness? Join Devotion Yoga for a free Young Living Essential Oils workshop {register here} and discover the importance of 11 different essential oils, as well as how/where to apply them, how they affect your mental, physical, and spiritual health, and more! You’ll even have the chance to purchase a premium starter kit.

    Glamour By Hosway Master Makeup Seminar at AMA Artist Makeup Academy: Saturday, April 1st from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Attention, makeup gurus: if you’re looking to get your full makeup certification, you absolutely need to attend Glamour By Hosway’s makeup seminar this Saturday at AMA Academy in Hoboken. While it’s on the pricier side {minimum $300}, the class not only leaves you certified {you can use this certification towards any beauty-related job, BTW}, but you’ll also receive a goodie bag with $550 worth of top industry beauty products. Through the duration of the class, you’ll learn all of the trendiest techniques, including highlighting + contouring, eyelash application, concealing the list goes on. There are limited seats avail, so sign up now.

    Grand Opening Party at Hudson Ultra Bar: Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 PM

    Nightlife in the ‘Boken just got that much better: Hudson Ultra Bar’s grand opening this Saturday Night is everything we’ve been waiting for. Join the party with 4am  DJ’s Chris Bachmann and Rick Wonder, + call 201-942-9550 for VIP table reservations. It’s going to be a night for the books, for sure!

     “Developing Hoboken: Writers on the ‘80s” at Hoboken Historical Museum: Sunday, April 2nd from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    For an evening of poetry and other works by writers, artists, musicians, and poets {who all grew up in or near the Mile Square in the ’80s – how cool?!}, stop by the Hoboken Historical Museum on Sunday for an event inspired by Michael Flanagan’s photography – and let the ambiance take you back to 1980’s Hoboken. The 2-hour event is free to attend, but a minimum $5 donation is suggested. More info here.

    Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness Month at Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall in Jersey City: Sunday, April 2nd at 8:30 PM

    April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, so break out your bluest blues and wear the color proudly this Sunday at Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall in Jersey City {119-158 Newark Ave, Jersey City} alongside the HSISD, Mayor Steve Fulop, Council President Rolando Lavarro Jr., and many other organizations/participants. And, don’t forget to post to social media using the hashtag #LightItUpBlue to spread awareness. More information on the event can be found here.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Chocolate & Wine: How Savoring & Sensuality Lead to a Woman’s Success at Celebrate Life Studio {1200 Park Ave, Hoboken}. Tickets + additional info here.

    Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 5th from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Best Buddies Open House at Paramus High School {99 East Century Road, Paramus}. Additional info here.

    Wednesday, April 5th from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Hoboken Community Blood Drive at John Wiley & Sons Building {111 River Street, Hoboken}. Donors receive a $10 off coupon valid at Houlihan’s Restaurant. Schedule your appointment here.

    Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 PM: Sci-Fi Book Club at Little City Books {100 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}.

    It’s going to be one great week, we can already tell! 

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    Krista is a 20-something Jersey Girl who lives in oversized sweaters and oversized sunglasses. Although she currently resides in North Jersey, she was born and raised in South Jersey and will always choose a hoagie over a sub and a pork roll over Taylor ham in the endless debates. She believes wholeheartedly in Sunday dinners, retail therapy, and stellar Instagram captions. When she’s not writing, shopping, or pretending to be a better skier than she actually is, she can be found winding down with a glass of Riesling in one hand and a good book or magazine in the other.