Top 10 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {June 8-June 14, 2017}

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It’s festival season, people! This weekend, check out all of the amazing, unique festivals Hoboken + Jersey City have to offer, as well as free exercise classes, foodie events, and the official start of movies on the Pier. We know you’re as excited as we are! Here are the top 10 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend:

Upcoming Featured Event

DIY Uncorked Wine Rack-Making Workshop: Saturday, June 10th from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Join DIY Uncorked this Saturday at 8pm and make your very own beer/wine caddy {for $50} or an industrial style pipe wine rack {for $90 – pictured above}. Click here to sign up! Use code ACTNOWHGB for 10% off any project this summer {deal valid through Saturday, 6/10}.

What is DIY Uncorked? DIY Uncorked is a Do-It-Yourself Workshop where instructors lead the guests through each step in building the project shown. Think Woodshop, but way more fun, way less drama, and you’re making something you’ll definitely use and love {plus you can bring wine}.

Can’t make it this weekend? DIY’s July and August calendars are up on the website. Use code ACTNOWHGB for 10% off any project this summer {deal valid through Saturday, 6/10}.

Midnight Market Foodie Party: Friday, June 9th from 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM

A foodie nightlife event is just as good as it sounds. It’s everything you could want in a weekend all under one roof: food, music, drinks, and plenty of pics. This Foodie Party is open to all 21 and older {no kids, cash only, no pets, nbd} and there’s only a $5 cover fee. Guests can enjoy 20 vendors that are serving super fun foods at $5 or less, bringing with them authentic and creative international flare. The GP’s Restaurant’s bar is hooking it up with $5 drinks all night, and the DJ Toke1 and Ahh Yeah keep the party going until midnight. These festivities are being held at none other than Harborside Atrium in Jersey City.

Puerto Rican Day Parade: Friday, June 9th from 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

In recognition of the National NY 60th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, DJ ill Will presents The Pre Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebration at Alexandria Palace {201 333 WestSide Ave, JC}. There is only a $10 cover charge for this extravagant celebration. Please note this event is 19+. Guests can enjoy assorted hookah, crazy music by DJ ill Will and guest DJ Status, as well as great company, so be sure to get your tickets

World Dog Expo: June 9th – 11th

Dog lovers, you are in luck. This three day spectacular event will celebrate dogs everywhere in a large-scale, cutting edge multimedia format. With multiple stages, both inside and outside the facility, attendees will enjoy world championship caliber events, such as dock diving and disc dog. They can also compete in dancing with dogs, agility, and dog grooming. Aside from the spectator events, World Dog Expo will include educational seminars on proper care and nutrition, pet first aid, as well as other classes for pet owners. It will also feature industry specific classes for professionals in the pet care industry. For all the deets, click here.

Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam at WORD Bookstores, JC: Saturday, June 10th at 11:00 AM  

At WORD Bookstore in JC, Storytime with Sunbeam audaciously encourages the creativity and boundless energy + excitement of child’s play as they relate to both gender neutrality and non-conformity, while promoting positive LGBTQ role models. Harmonica Sunbeam will read oppression and ism-free books and timeless favorites in addition to leading participants in song between stories. Check out the feature in the New York Times. This event is co-presented with the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival

Pier 13 Street Performance: Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 PM

In case you needed yet another reason to visit Pier 13, we’ve got one: Silver Matthew will be performing — a street performer that has one simple message: Love! Come join in his message at 2PM and find out what he’s all about on the pier. {Might as well grab a drink or pick from the list of their amazing food vendors while you’re at it.}

Hamilton Park Fest: Saturday, June 10th from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Yet another fabulous festival. Put on by The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association, this festival will feature things that are sure to be a great time for the whole fam. Guests can enjoy live music and entertainment at the gazebo, crafts, a flea market, a petting zoo for the kiddies, and a beer garden for the adults on McWilliams. There will also be fitness demonstrations and clinics at the multi-purpose court, and an amazing selection of food. Guests can also browse and purchase used and new items from vendor tables and meet local non-profit organizations. This festival has it all.

Heights Live Music in the Park: Saturday, June 10th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

This will be one of the first great jams of summer. Come kick off the new Heights Live music series at Leonard Gordon Park {3303 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City} with the foot-stomping, Louisiana-inspired music of the Zydeco Revelators and the soulful, gritty tunes of the Sensational Country Blues Wonders. The Heights Food Truck {yaass} will be onsite with a special menu of refreshments for purchase. Bring a picnic blanket and the kids, and enjoy family-friendly performances in an incredible natural setting. What more could you ask for?

Bar Hop to Stop PKD: Saturday, June 10th from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

It’s what Hoboken does best: bars. The New Jersey Chapter of the PKD Foundation will be having their 4th annual bar crawl in Hoboken to benefit the PKD Foundation {Polycystic Kidney Disease is one of the world’s most common, life-threatening genetic diseases which causes cysts to grow on the kidneys, often leading to kidney failure and death. Currently, there is no cure}. The pub crawl kicks off at Wicked Wolf at noon. From there it goes to The Shannon, Mulligans, and finally, McSwiggans. Registration is super easy and can be done online.

Athleta Girl Pop Up Shop & Zumba Class with Celebrate Life Studio: Saturday, June 10th from 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Athleta is calling all girls who dream crazy big. Come check out their new Pop Up with Athleta Girl styles and join in for a high energy ZUMBA DANCE CLASS sponsored by Celebrate Life Studio of Hoboken. Of course, Sips and Snacks will be served. Added bonus? All girls will receive a hairband and one lucky girl will win a $50 Shop Card. RSVP to 201-653-4101.

Arts and Music Festival: Sunday, June 11th from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Oh, yes. It’s that time of year again in Hoboken — the Arts and Music Festival! Due to Washington Street construction, this year’s festival will take place on Washington Street between 8th and 14th Street. For those who are not familiar with the Hoboken Arts and Music festival, it is basically a free festival all along Washington with tons of perks. The festival features fine artists (oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculptures, mixed media, photography, etc.), children’s activities (face painting, sand art, balloons), handmade art (pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown + fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions), and of course a bunch of performing artists. As if this wasn’t enough, there are lots of great food options throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian. This event is for sure a Hoboken can’t miss.

2nd Annual Unity Walk: Sunday, June 11th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join in on a walk to unite a neighborhood to stand against violence, injustice and inequality in the community. On June 11, 2016, more than 400 people walked down Martin Luther King Drive on purpose with a purpose, and this year it’s time to do it again. In efforts to decrease violence, it is important to spread awareness to empower many more to join the movement. J.C.A.C.M. envisions “a city where residents are safe to walk the streets with their families, respected as fellow human beings to live free from violence.” They support victims of violence and promote prevention measures in the hope that it leads to eradicating violence in Jersey City. The walk starts at Mcadoo Ave and MLK Drive in Jersey City.

Bus{es} from JC to Equality March in Washington DC: Sunday, June 11th Departing at 4:30 AM  

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The Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Gayborhood JerseyCity have teamed up with the Jersey City Day Trippers bus to provide transportation from JC for those who wish to participate in the The Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC on June 11th. Current cost to reserve a seat is $55, but if enough people wish to join, an additional luxury bus will need to be rented and the price for those seats will increase to $85 — get your tickets ASAP to take advantage of the lower rate. More details available here.

 

Upcoming Weekday Events:

Monday, June 12th from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Pulse Nightclub One Year Memorial at Pint in JC. More info here.

Tuesday, June 13th from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Farmer’s Market in Church Square Park.

Tuesday, June 13th at 7:o0 PM: Family Fun Night at Shipyard Park. Check out who is performing here.

Tuesday, June 13th at 7:30 PM: Kamayan Night at Talde. Find out the menu + other perks and get your tickets before they sell out. 

Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30 PM: Wellness Wednesday Series: Keep Your Kids Safe this Summer {held at the Hoboken Public Library}

Wednesday, June 14th at 9:00 PM: Movies Under the Stars. Check out the movie listings here.

 

Well. It’s sure going to be an incredible weekend considering all the crazy things there are to do. You’ve got plenty of options, so don’t forget to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!

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Cara is a current Business and Technology student at Stevens Institute of Technology right in Hoboken and has absolutely no plans of leaving the Mile Square anytime soon after graduation. You can normally spot her strutting the Hoboken streets in one of her signature crazy patterned headbands and an iced coffee in hand, regardless of what the temperature is outside. A bubbly, peppy, and excited-about-life-girl, she certainly can put the “happy” in any happy hour! When she’s not out and about, Cara can be found playing on the varsity softball team at Stevens, obsessively editing one of the hundreds of pictures she probably took that day, or making a to-do list. She loves being in the know about literally everything and loves to attend all of the most exciting events Hoboken has to offer. She likes to think her insta game is strong, mostly because she lives by the motto “pics or it didn’t happen!”


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