• Top 15 Things to Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {10/19-10/22/17}

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    It’s time to sit back, relax, and fill up your weekend with a full list of fun things to do in Hudson County. Whether you want to experience theater, wine tastings, the ultimate Halloween bar crawl, or even take a FREE coding class to occupy your free time, we’ve got you covered. Here are 16 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {October 19th – October 22, 2017}.

    Please note: Events are subject to change. Please check event websites for the latest updates and availability.

    *Featured Upcoming Events*

    Shaka Bowl 1-Year Anniversary Party: Sunday, October 22nd from 11:00AM to 3:00PM

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    For one year, Shaka Bowl has been serving up healthy acai bowls, poké bowls, and more in the Mile Square, so it’s time to celebrate! Their one-year anniversary party at the restaurant {720 Monroe} will have live music, foods, prizes {we’re talking $200 Shaka Bowl gift cards and other local freebies}, face painting, and even a bounce house. All proceeds from raffle tickets being sold at the event {with prizes from other local businesses in the area} will be donated to a local breast cancer charity. Come stop by for a bowl and some fun. PS: Word on the street is they’re opening their second location in early 2018!

    Coditum Class Open House: Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00AM-4:00PM 

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    Come check out Coditum’s newest Monroe Center lab {Unit C-513} and test out a free coding class while you’re at it. You’ll literally learn all about Java and Python + other musts when working with computer programming. Whether you’re nine or 90, beginner or advanced, everyone of all ages is welcome to work their brains in a new way. You never know what doors coding could open for you! Click here to learn more and stop by on Sunday — and remember, you get a free future class if you mention Hoboken Girl.

    NEXT FRIDAY: Hoboken Girl Flow-in-the-Dark-Yoga at Local Barre West from 7:30PM-10:30PM

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    If you don’t want to dress up this Halloween {but you of course still want to do something fun}, you won’t want to miss our first Flow-in-the-Dark yoga event with Hudson Yoga Project at Local Barre West — complete with Halloween-themed treats post-yoga. The vinyasa flow class is perfect for all levels, so grab your brightest yoga gear and prepare to get glowing. We’ll provide the glow sticks and live DJ {DJ Monopoli} — as well as pumpkin cookies from Insomnia Cookies, gluten-free and vegan treats from Om Sweet Home, seasonal poké bowl samples from Makai Poke Co., cider and beer samples from Hoboken Brewing Company, skincare samples from EC Beauty Studio, and coffee from Jefferson’s Coffee. Get your tickets here.

    PaintZen Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser: ALL MONTH LONG

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    During the entire month of October, pink isn’t just for Wednesdays. PaintZen will donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation if you feature any shade of pink on your home. We couldn’t think of a better reason to paint the town pink. Find out more here.

    Grand Opening of The Institute For Women’s Health: Thursday, October 19th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

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    Nothing is more important than your health, and now it’s going to be easier than ever with the grand opening of The Institute for Women’s Health at the Hoboken University Medical Center {308 Willow Ave}. At the event, you can meet women in the community and the team of CarePoint Health, mingle with local vendors including the Amazing Lash Studio and Spa Bar, and enjoy light refreshments. Get more details on the event here.

    Women Rising, Stories of Hope: Thursday, October 19th at 7:00PM

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    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Women Rising is bringing back its series “Stories of Hope,” at Hudson County Community College {25 Journal Square}, which will feature stories from survivors and the people who helped them along the way. This event goes through October 29th, so there’s plenty of time to support the cause. Get tickets here.

    Theatre in The Heights: Friday, October 20th at 7:30PM

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    Head out to the Statuary {53 Congress Sreet} for a staged reading series by Mackenzie McBride. She’ll read A Lovely Damaged Quality as part of the Theatre in the Heights series. There’s a suggested donation of $10 or $15 at the doors, and refreshments will be served. RSVP here.

    Spanish Wine Tasting at Cork Wines + Spirits: Friday, October 20th from 5:00PM-8:00PM

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    What’s a weekend without some vino? Get a taste of the best Spanish wines at Cork Wines + Spirits {1450 Washington Street} to wind down your Friday. At the tasting, you’ll get to try three delicious wines: Bierzo 2011, Ribbera Del Duero 2012, and Cataluna Gran Reserva 2005. Get more information here.

    Pound Big Kid + Me Class at Celebrate Life Studio: Saturday, October 21st at 11:00AM

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    Get an exhilarating sweat sesh in with your little one at Celebrate Life Studio {1200 Park Ave} with the interactive Pound class. Instead of working out to the beat, the workout is making the beat. Designed for all fitness levels, this class combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training, so you can get it all done in one class. Get your tickets here.

    WWAKE Trunk Show at the Golden Carrot: Saturday, October 21st from 11:00AM-6:00PM

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    Hang out with designer Wing at her trunk show at The Golden Carrot {1102 Washington} from 11AM-6PM for a glam day of jewels. Wing is bringing her entire collection PLUS limited edition pieces so you won’t want to miss out. There will also be sparkling sangria, truffle chocolates, and 20% off all trunk show jewels.

    Halloween Bar Crawl: Saturday, October 21st from 12:00PM-9:00PM

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    Get a head start on Halloween with the highly anticipated Hoboken Bar Crawl. It’s time to debut your scariest costume and get your drink on at Hoboken’s top bars. Your ticket includes parties at Wicked Wolf, an after party at Hudson Ultra Bar, live performances, no cover at eight venues, and last but not least, 40% off drinks and 25% off food specials. Get your tickets here.

    Barre and Dance with Becca Lee + JaneDo: Saturday, October 21st at 10:00AM

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    Are you ready to sweat? Join dancer Becca Lee and JaneDo to barre {and dance} so hard with an outdoor fitness class in JC. Meet at the gazebo in Riverview Fisk Park and make sure to bring plenty of water and a towel. A $10 donation is suggested. Bonus: they’re offering 4 classes for $35 total! Get more info here.

    Hay Maze + Pumpkin Carving: Saturday, October 21st from 11:00AM-7:00PM

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    What’s fall without a pumpkin patch and spooky-themed maze? The Jersey City Waterfront {200 Green Street} will transform into a Halloween Hay Maze complete with food, drinks, and tons of fun for the entire family. Get more details on the fun here.

    Ramey Wine Tasting at Bin 14: Saturday, October 21st from 2:00PM-4:00PM

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    Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street} is encouraging you to expand your vino horizons this weekend by exploring the wine-filled world of David Ramey. The California winemaker is one of the most respected in the industry, so you’re in a for a real treat. George Staikos will take you through the process of how the wine is made while enjoying a three-course tasting menu to pair with the wines. $75 per person. Call (201) 963-9463 to reserve your spot.

    Hoboken Harvest Festival: Saturday, October 21st from 11:00AM-3:00PM

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    The 13th annual Hoboken Harvest Festival at Pier A Park is here for you to celebrate all the things you love about this cooler season.  There will be a ton of FREE activities including pony rides, a petting zoo, and pumpkin painting. Find out more information here.

    31st Annual Hoboken House Tour: Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00AM-4:00PM

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    A favorite fundraiser for the Hoboken Museum, the self-guided Hoboken House Tour will feature over eight private brownstones and brand-new condos in uptown and downtown, so you can experience all the gorgeous architecture the city has to offer. Additionally, you’ll get a tour of a few other historic sites. Get your tickets here.

    Athleta Pink Prenatal Yoga Party: Sunday, October 22nd at 9:45AM

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    Join certified prenatal instructor Kristen Beriloff for a relaxing yoga class to help you connect with your growing baby. The class is FREE, but every dollar donated during the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation and enter you into a raffle for a $25 shop gift card. RSVP in store or by calling (201) 653-4101.

    The Great Pumpkin Painting at Church Square Park: Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00PM

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    End your weekend the best way possible — with pumpkin painting that is! Get the events details here.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, October 23rd: Gymbo-Ween Party at Gymboree

    Tuesday, October 24th: Anna Farris book signing at Loew’s Jersey Theatre

    Wednesday, October 25th: All About Brows at  Up & Out 

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend! Remember to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!

     


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    By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.