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48 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | May 26-June 1

by Yarleen Hernandez
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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 happening. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend (May 26th – June 1st).

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

In-Person Events

Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice

Wednesday, May 26th | 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. Event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.

Food, Music, Goodie Bags + Condoms Testing Event Hosted by Hudson Pride Center

Thursday, May 27th | 12:00PM-4:00PM

Hudson Pride Center will host an STD testing event. Testing will be provided at 205 Brunswick Street, Jersey City. Get tested, know your status + grab condoms. Light refreshments and good energy will be provided. Learn more here.

The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, May 27th + Monday, May 31st | 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 will 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.

Woofbowl Dog Truck Pop-Up

Thursday, May 27th | 5:30PM-7:30PM

Stop by Hamilton Cove, located at 800 Harbor Boulevard in Weehawken, to catch the Woofbowl truck. The event will be open to residents, as well as the public, and the truck will be parked in front of Tower A. Woofbowl makes healthy, superfood treats for dogs using real and fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. Learn more here.

Harborside Street Jamz

Thursday, May 27th | 5:30PM-7:30PM

Enjoy outdoor tunes of all genres. Free to attend. Learn more here.

Live in the Lounge at Battello

Thursday, May 27th | 6:00PM + 8:00PM

Each week, Battello will host a live, 90-minute performance from a local musician and a curated wine-paired dinner. There will be two seatings with each seating limited to 40 guests to ensure safety and social distancing guidelines. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Learn more here.

Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, May 27th | 7:00PM-9:30PM

house of que

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, May 28th, Saturday, May 29th  + Wednesday, June 2nd | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3:00PM-9:00PM + Saturday, 12:00PM-6:00PM | Now-September


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market {Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City} takes place every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00PM-9:00PM and every Saturday from 12:00PM-6:00PM on select dates through September. This open-air bazaar features 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, May 28th | 5:00PM-10:00PM

country night

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

Drive-In Movie Night Series: The Lion King

Friday, May 28th | 8:15PM

Head over to 200 Greene Street in Jersey City for a drive-in movie night to watch The Lion King. Sign up here.

Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, May 29th | 9:00AM-2:00PM | Now-Mid December | Every Saturday

The Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market will open on May 1st under the 14th Street Viaduct with fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM. Learn more here.

Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, May 29th +  Sunday, May 30th | 2:30PM-6:00PM | Every Weekend


Head over to The Cottage for some jazz every Saturday + Sunday. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.

Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, May 29th | 10:00AM-2:00PM | Every Sunday

The Riverview Farmers Market has fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Sunday 10:00AM-2:00PM. Learn more here.

Smorgasburg Food Festival

Sunday, May 29th | 11:00AM-6:00PM | Every Saturday

Smorgasburg is bringing 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, May 29th | 11:30AM

Head over to Liberty Science Center for some delicious grub from Angry Archie’s food truck. See the schedule + menu here.

Run Into Summer 5K to Benefit Hoboken Catholic Academy

Now-Saturday, June 5th | 2:00PM + 3:00PM

Join the Run into Summer 5k live and in-person on June 5th for the Hoboken Catholic Academy’s 11th Annual 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids’ Run. Sign up here.

Dance + Drum Classes with Segunda Quimbamba

Now-Sunday, June 6th | 2:00PM + 3:00PM


Join Segunda Quimbamba for in/person or virtual drum + dance classes on Sundays. Segunda Quimbamba is a Jersey City-based percussion and dance ensemble that performs authentic Bomba and Plena, the drum music of Puerto Rico. Sign up 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 | 11:00AM-5:00PM

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.

Swimming in Jersey City



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

Virtual Events

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.

Stroke Treatment and Recovery Webinar

Thursday, May 27th | 12:00PM

Ahsan Sattar, M.D., Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery and Stroke at Mountainside Medical Center, discusses stroke treatment and stroke recovery. Learn more here.

2021 New Play Festival: Healing

Thursday, May 27th | 7:30PM | Thursdays in May

New Play Festival, part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s 2021 Stages Festival, will present ten new plays about healing from the US, Canada, and New Zealand on four consecutive Thursdays. Sign up here.

Hoboken Historical Museum’s Hoboken Talks Featuring Neamet Elsayed with Jack Silbert

Thursday, May 27th | 7:00PM-8:00PM | Every Thursday

Hoboken Talks

The Hoboken Historical Museum has launched a new live-streamed program called Hoboken Talks and will host them every Thursday. The weekly talks will be streamed live on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter and will feature numerous different guests from all walks of life including realtors, volunteers, photographers, writers, editors, and more. This week features Neamet Elsayed, who came to New Jersey from Egypt to play professional soccer just at the moment the professional league was being dissolved. Register up here.

Virtual Caterpillar Walk/Run For Fibromyalgia

Now-Monday, May 31st

Register for the Virtual Caterpillar Walk/Run for Fibromyalgia to raise awareness + funds for people living with the condition. Register here.

New Mental Health Groups Provided by Center for Specialized Psychology


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.

Electric Picks x Kind Campaign

Month of May

Electric Picks has launched a collaboration with Kind Campaign. The leading anti-bullying nonprofit. The collaboration includes three necklaces and 100% of proceeds will go to Kind Campaign. Shop here.

Read Hebrew in 6 Lessons

Now-Tuesday, June 1st | 7:30PM

Join an interactive 6-part Hebrew reading online course. Using timeless learning methods with contemporary psychology, this course is guaranteed to be effective in only six sessions. Sign up here.

Open Call for Artists: Creativity Corner Hosted By The Hoboken Public Library

Ongoing | 2:00PM-3:00PM

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} 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, May 27th | 4:00PM-6:00PM | Every Monday, Wednesday + Thursday

Play Hoboken is offering a children’s chess program on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Thursdays from 4:00PM-6:00PM. The first session is free. Parents can sign up their kids on their website. Sign up here.

Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, May 27th, Friday, May 28th + Tuesday, June 2nd | 11:00AM-2:00PM

Kids are welcome to enjoy some painting at the museum. Supplies 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, May 27th + Friday, May 28th


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, May 27th | 10:00AM-6:00PM | Thursdays + Tuesdays | Now-September 30th

Stop by the Hudson Yards’ Farmers’ Market every Tuesday + Thursday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM on the Public Square + Gardens (rain location: The Shops, Level 1 by Mercado Little Spain escalator) shop local purveyors, foragers, producers, fisherman, and farmers serving up the crisp fruits and tasty veggies.  Learn more here.

Music with Michaela: Outdoor Music Class for Little Ones

Saturday, May 29th | 11:15PM- 12:00PM | 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.

Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, May 29th | 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.

Transcend: TGNCNB Youth Workshop

Now-Tuesday, June 15th | 4:00PM-5:00PM

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, May 31st | 3:00PM-4:00PM | 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, May 31st | 5:00PM-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, May 31st, Wednesday, June 2nd + Thursday, June 3rd  | 4:00PM-6:00PM | 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 1st | 3:00PM-7:00PM  | 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 1st | 6:00PM-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.

Women Leaders @ Work Hosted by NJPAC

Wednesday, June 2nd | 12:00PM 

Join this discussion to hear the trends and forces shaping corporate boardrooms today, including the important topic of board diversity. Hear female directors’ firsthand stories about their road to the boardroom and their advice for other women who are considering corporate board service. Learn more here.

Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Wednesday, June 2nd | 6:00PM | 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 6:00PM-7:00PM. 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 2nd | 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. Event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.

Free Community Knitting Virtual Class

Wednesday, June 2nd | 7:00PM-9:00PM | Every Wednesday

Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.

Ways to Give Back Locally

Community Lifestyle 

Community Lifestyle understands the importance of getting children and teens involved in after-school and weekend activities to provide opportunities to socialize, learn and grow in a positive environment. The organization’s values of stability, empathy, diversity, and connectedness can be seen through the programming provided throughout the year. Currently, the organization has opportunities for volunteers to get involved in numerous capacities. Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis for programs like T.A.L.E which provides teens with an insight into the business world as well as for the new Flag Football Program. Learn more here.

Hoboken Food Pantry

The Hoboken Food Pantry is always accepting individual donations including through their Wish List. Contactless donations can be made through The Food Pantry’s Amazon Wish List. Items ordered on The Wish List will be sent directly to The Food Pantry. More than 1,200 households are supported by the Hoboken Food Pantry, which is part of the Hoboken Community Center. Its pantry is only stocked and distributed through the support of the community. Learn more here.

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

Jupiter Knights Hemp Co. Offering Premium Organic Hemp + CBD

Jupiter Knights Hemp Co., located at 447 Central Ave in the Heights in Jersey City, is a new organic hemp + CBD dispensary right in the heart of Jersey City.

Exclusive Offer: Use the code “Hobokengirl420“ for 10% off in-store or online through 7/1.

The Spine and Sports Health Center Open for In-Person Treatments + Telemedicine

The Spine & Sports Health Center specializes in the non-surgical treatment of all types of spine and joint pain through pain management, physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and more. The office has remained open for in-person treatment, but patients can also continue with telemedicine appointments if preferred. The Hoboken office is located at 720 Monroe Street Suite C208 {in the Monroe Center}, and there are offices in Jersey City and Bayonne, as well. You can call 201-535-2474 or fill out this form to request an appointment.

Exclusive Offer: Get 50% off your first massage and make sure you let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.

Meta Bodywork’s Must-See New Studio + Extended Hours

Meta Bodywork , located at 83 Wayne Street (Suite 308) in Jersey City has a stunning new studio (+ extended hours!) while specializing in bodywork, meditation, and more.

Exclusive Offer: Receive $20 off a 60-minute session for new clients when you mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ at the time of the service.

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