57 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend | May 5-11

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mamas! 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 5ks, 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 5th – 11th}.

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


Featured Events

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten’s Rock The Haus 2021 Concert

Tickets Available Now, Event takes place on Friday, May 21st – Sunday, May 23rd| BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

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Pilsener Haus & Biergarten {1422 Grand Street, Hoboken} is hosting a three-day music festival Rock The Haus 2021 that will take place on Friday, May 21st – Sunday, May 23rd. Grand Street will be closed between 15th and 16th streets, and the event will kick off Friday evening May 21st with special welcomes from the hosts and others to officially start summer early! Food and drink will be served in the festival seating area, and the concerts will be simulcast on TVs inside Pilsener Haus & Biergarten. Not to mention, Pilsener Haus is giving away a free beer to anyone who is vaccinated between May 1st and during the Rock The Haus festival. {Must be 21 years of age or older, and must show proof of vaccination — either first shot, second shot, or both}. Be sure to let them know Hoboken Girl sent you.
Click here to purchase your tickets + more info to come and learn more about Pilsener Haus & Biergarten.

Virtual Events

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.


Free Community Knitting Virtual Class

Wednesday, May 5th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

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


Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Hoboken Talks”

Thursday, May 6th | 7:00PM-8:00PM

Hoboken Talks

The Hoboken Historical Museum has launched a new live-streamed program called Hoboken Talks and will host them every Thursday at 7:00PM. 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. Learn more here.


Community Poetry Showcase Hosted by The Jersey City Public Library

Showcase: Friday, May 7th

The Jersey City Free Public Library Community Poetry Showcase was created to give Jersey City’s creative voices a virtual platform. Whether or not you consider yourself a poet,  your words are welcome as the library builds this digital mosaic to celebrate National Poetry Month. The theme is: “What Community Means to Me”. The library is accepting submissions of poems as text, images, audio, or video. The final showcase will take place virtually on Friday, May 7. Sign up here.


Dylan’s Dinosaur Stomp Virtual 5k To Benefit the Dylan Flinchum “Rock On” Foundation

Now-Saturday, May 8th

Celebrating 10 years of “Stomping” out MLD {Metachromatic leukodystrophy}, The Rock On Foundation is hosting a virtual 5K event. All runners, walkers, skippers, joggers are welcome to attend. Register here.


Thatzkoththu Sri Lankan Food

Sunday, May 9th

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The chef will be cooking up unique Sri Lankan dishes.


Thomas Edison Film Festival + Hoboken Historical Museum Present Short Documentaries Program

Now-Friday, May 14th | 6:30PM

The Hoboken Historical Museum and the Thomas Edison Film Festival he Thomas Edison Film Festival have teamed up to launch a program of short documentaries that push boundaries and traditional approaches to non-fiction filmmaking. The program, including six innovative non-fiction films, will run through May 14th. A live Zoom talk with filmmaker Duda Penteado and photographer/videographer Luiz C. Ribeiro – Covid-19: A Portrait of NYC – will begin the program on Friday April 30th at 6:30PM. Learn more here.


Virtual INKubator New Play Festival

Now-Wednesday, May 19th

Tune into Art House Productions’ INKubator Festival featuring new plays written from 2019 to 2021 . Learn more here.


Spring Cleaning Special: De-Clutter Deluxe Package Offer by Space Composer

Use by Friday, May 21st 

Receive a 30 minute virtual consultation to create a project strategy, a product recommendation list created and tailored just for you, an 8 hour on-site session with two organizers to do the hands-on work, and more through Space Composer’s De-Clutter Deluxe Package Offer. Register here.


NJ Tri-County CycleNation

Now-May 26th

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The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness + funds to change the statistics. The digital experience will take place during May, American Stroke Month, where participants can ride solo or create a team to “rack up their miles”. Learn more here.


Read Hebrew in 6 Lessons

Now-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

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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} 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. With our theatrical spaces shuttered, this bittersweet homage to a lifetime of theatre-going taps into the current longing that every theatre-goer and every theatre-maker is experiencing. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.


In-Person Events

Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Wednesday, May 5th | 6:00PM

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 6:00-7:00PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase and it is a BYOB facility if anyone wishes to bring beer or wine. Learn more here.


The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market

Thursday, May 6th + Monday, May 10th | 4:00PM-8:00PM | Now-Monday, December 20th | Every Thursday + Monday 

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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.


Union City Latin Night Concert Featuring Mirtha Rico

Thursday, May 6th | 7:00PM

Head over to Washington Park on Thursday, May 6th for a free Latin Night concert featuring West New York singer, Mirtha Rico. Washington Park is located at 2nd Street and New York Avenue in Union City. Learn more here.


Trivia Night at Corgi Spirits

Thursday, May 6th | 7:00PM-9:30PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for trivia night. Enjoy three 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.


Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que

Thursday, May 6th | 7:00PM-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.


Little Hoboken’s Pop-Up Shop

Friday, May 7th | 12:00PM-5:00PM

Stop by Little Hoboken on Friday, May 7th for a pop-up shop featuring Shop Nikki, The Cupcake Carriage, and other vendors! Little Hoboken is located at 702 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Country Night at House of ‘Que

Friday, May 7th | 5:00PM-10:00PM

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


Live in the Lounge at Battello

Friday, May 7th | 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, 6:00PM + 8:00PM, with each seating limited to 40 guests to ensure safety and social distancing guidelines. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Learn more here.


Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

Saturday, May 8th | 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.


Full-Body Shred Workout with Shelby Sweats

Saturday, May 8th | 11:00AM

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Join a full-body shred workout with Shelby Sweats on Saturday, May 8th at 11:00AM. Sign up here.


Pacific Flea

Saturday, May 8th | 11:00AM-5:00PM | Every 2nd Saturday of the month through October

Stop by Pacific Flea on Saturday, May 8th from 11:00AM to 5:00PM to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. There will be multiple vendors present. Pacific Flea is located at 149 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Flow, Flights + Friends at NJ Beer Co.

Saturday, May 8th | 12:00PM-1:30PM 

Stop by NJ Beer Co. on Saturday, May 8th from 12:00PM to 1:30PM for an afternoon of yoga, games + laughter. NJ Beer Co. is located at 4201 Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Learn more here.


Build Your Own Bouquet Pop-Up at Unjumbold

Saturday, May 8th | 12:00PM-4:00PM 

Head over to Unjumbold to build your own beautiful bouquets provided by Kait Thomson florals. Unjumbold is located at 257 1st Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


10th Street Block Party Hosted by Saku

Saturday, May 8th | 12:00PM-8:00PM 

Saku will host their annual block party on on Saturday, May 8th from noon to 8:00PM. There will be sushi, games, and a DJ at the event. Saku is located at 936 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Jersey City Neighborhood Cleanup

Saturday, May 8th  +  Sunday, May 9th | 10:00AM-1:00PM

Volunteer to clean up parts of Jersey City at one of the next cleanup dates. The meetup spots will change each weekend. Please verify the meetup location when signing up. Sign up here.


Plant Swap at the Barrow Mansion

Saturday, May 8th | 12:00PM-4:00PM

Head over to the Barrow Mansion for a plant swap event. Bring plants, go home with plants, and learn about how to properly care for them. Bring your plant{s} in a pot or a cutting wrapped in a wet paper towel + in a plastic bag. There will be soil and a potting station for easy transplanting. Guest speakers will provide info on how to properly care for plants. Lemonade and music will be provided.Barrow Mansion is located at 83 Wayne Street in Jersey City. Sign up here.


Weekend Jazz at The Cottage

Saturday, May 8th  +  Sunday, May 9th| 2:30PM-6:00PM | Every Weekend

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


The Supper Club Hoboken’s Mother’s Day Biscuit Pop-Up

Saturday, May 8th  +  Sunday, May 9th| 3:30PM-5:00PM | Every Weekend

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Stop by BWE Kafe for a Mother’s Day biscuit pop-up hosted by The Supper Club. BWE Kafe is located at 1401 Adams Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.


Food Truck Saturday: Angry Archie’s Food Truck at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, May 8th | 2:30PM-9:00PM

Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for some delicious grub from Angry Archie’s food truck. See the schedule + menu here.


Riverview Farmers Market

Sunday, May 9th | 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.


Celebrate Mom at Battello

Sunday, May 9th | 10:00AM-2:30PM + 5:00PM-8:30PM

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Batello on Sunday, May 9th. Brunch will be available from 10:00AM to 2:30PM, and dinner from 5:00PM to 8:30PM. Reserve here.


SMUSH Gallery’s Exile in Orange Exhibit: Visual art by Buttered Roll

Now – Sunday, May 9th

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Exile In Orange is the story of a stranger fated to wander through liminal space in search of signs of authenticity. The series of work presented here is meant, in some sense, to be read as a historical record, a map into the past which, one faithful day, may lead toward home. Learn more here.


Sandra DeSando: Puzzlement Exhibit at DVORA Pop-Up Gallery

Now – Saturday, May 22nd

Dvora Gallery presents Jersey City artist Sandra DeSando’s recent multi-panel works on the origins and nature of the universe. Towering blocks of darkness and light, and saturated color forms overwritten by layers of emphatic, jagged line investigate questions of our existence on earth. Dvora Gallery is located at 160 1st Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.


Dance + Drum Classes with Segunda Quimbamba

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

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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.


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

 On view now-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.


HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market

Now-September | Every Wednesday + Friday from 3:00PM-9:00PM + Saturday, 12:00PM-6:00PM

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HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market {Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City} takes places 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. Be sure to check out their calendar for the weekly events. Learn more 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.


Kid-Friendly Events

Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum

Thursday, May 6th, Friday, May 7th + Tuesday, May 11th | 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 6th + Friday, May 7th

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


JCFPL Presents: A Ramadan Celebration

Now-Sunday, May 9th | 5:00PM-6:00PM

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The Jersey City Public Library will host a A Ramadan Celebration, highlighting authors, on Sunday, May 9th from 5:00PM to 6:ooPM. Learn more here.


Liberty Science Center’s Wild About Animals Exhibit

Now – Sunday, May 9th

Head over to the Liberty Science Center to see their newest exhibit: “Wild About Animals” Celebration. Bring your family or group and experience the ultimate springtime adventure. Step inside the Butterfly House, where live butterflies flutter among some of their favorite flowering plants. Learn more here.


Liberty Science Center’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

Now – Sunday, May 9th

Head over to the Liberty Science Center to see their newest exhibit: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit”. The exhibit is based on the PBS Kids series which follows the adventures of Daniel Tiger and his friends through immersive activities. The exhibit is for kids two to six-years-old. Learn more here.


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Greater NJ/NY Events

Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, May 8th | Multiple Times Available

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Head over to Branch Brook Park for some family roller skating every week. Open to all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Rink is located at 7th Avenue in Newark. Sign up here.


Cherry Blossom Photo Session in Central Park

Now – Sunday, May 12th | 8:00AM-6:00PM

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Book a Cherry Blossom Photo Session in Central Park with Nabi Photography. Sessions run from 8AM-6PM on weekdays + weekends. The Central Park shoot will be located at 200 East, 72nd Street in Manhattan. 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

Saku Sushi-Making Class

Tuesday, May 11th | 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.


DJ Yoga Class to Benefit India Covid Crisis Hosted by Asana Soul Practice

Tuesday, May 11th | 7:00PM-8:00PM

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Join Asana Soul Practice for the return of their signature DJ Yoga Class with founders, Celeste and Marc. This inaugural class will benefit India’s worsening Covid crisis. Proceeds will go to https://shareandcare.org/ – a NJ based non-profit who works directly with providing assistance to rural communities in India. The event is located on the lawn at 7th and Jackson Street in Hoboken. Sign up here.


Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken

Wednesday, May 12th | 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 6-7PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase and it is a BYOB facility if anyone wishes to bring beer or wine. Learn more here.


Free Community Knitting Virtual Class

Wednesday, May 12th | 7:00PM-9:00PM

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


Union City Latin Night Concert Featuring Mirtha Rico

Thursday, May 13th | 7:00PM

Head over to Celia Cruz Park on Thursday, May 13th for a free Latin Night concert featuring West New York singer, Mirtha Rico. Celia Cruz Park is located at 32nd Street and Bergenline Avenue in Union City. Learn more 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. Nearly 25% of the Hoboken Community relies on the help of the Hoboken Food Pantry, which is a 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

Park + Shore: Luxury Homes on the Newport Waterfront

Park + Shore, located at 75 Park Lane and 2 Shore Lane in Jersey City, represent the pinnacle of quality residential development on New Jersey’s Gold Coast. Residences of 75 Park Lane feature stunning river views, open plan chef’s kitchens with Bosch integrated appliances, Madreperola Quartzite countertops, and walnut cabinetry. The master baths feature Arctic White Marble while the powder rooms have Bianco Mist walls. Wide plank white oak hardwood floors are throughout the living spaces, enhanced by the expansive windows and generously proportioned walk-in closets. Residences of Shore House feature open-plan chef’s kitchens with Bosch integrated appliances honed Carrara Marble countertops, and Venetian Bronze trim. The master baths at Shore House have White Begonia Marble floors and walls with Venetian Mosaic accent walls. The flooring at Shore House is wide plank walnut hardwood with the same impressive windows and roomy walk-in closets. 

Exclusive Offer: Don’t forget to inquire about the limited-time spring incentives. Call the Sales Office for details at 201-231-9176 or by emailing info@parkandshore.com.


The Women Behind EXCEL PT in Hudson County + An Exclusive Hoboken Girl Offer

Excel Physical Therapy in Jersey City and Hoboken helps patients move beyond physical injuries and live their life without restrictions. EXCEL’s goal is to provide a trusted resource and staff to help improve the lives of the residents of Hoboken and Jersey City, in addition to differentiating themselves from other PT providers with their one-on-one, specialized care.

Exclusive Offer: New patients can receive a private consultation and a complimentary cupping session when you mention Hoboken Girl. This offer does not have an expiration date. Email  info@exceltherapy.com for more info.


Jersey City Luxury Rental One Ten Offers Summer Amenities Worth Envying

One Ten at The Enclave on Jersey City’s Hoboken border is an ideal location for those seeking world-class outdoor space, especially living in a city environment. This upscale collection of 238 rental homes stands out in Hudson County’s crowded apartment market with large and spacious floorplans and ample indoor and outdoor space.

Exclusive Offer: Don’t forget to mention Hoboken Girl when you sign a lease at One Ten to receive a $500 rent credit. You can call the leasing office for details and additional information at 201.659-0069 or CLICK HERE TO VISIT the website.


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Yarleen is a lovable Leo and 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 rollerblading}, or typing away at her laptop, you can catch her running along the waterfront listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or exploring NYC galleries.