• Top 16 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {May 11-May 14, 2017}

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    Weekend plans? Check! Hoboken and Jersey City are filled with exciting, yummy, insta-worthy, and even educational events this week to enrich your mind, soul, stomach, and photo stream. From baseball short plays to block parties to launch parties, this weekend is loaded with a million things to keep you busy. Here are the top 16 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend.

    Upcoming Featured Event:

    The 7th Inning Stretch: 7 Original 10-minute Plays about Baseball”: May 12th, 13th, and 14th

    What better way to spend your weekend than watching brand new 10-minute plays about life, love, and America’s favorite pastime: baseball. Saturday’s show includes the Triple Play Party, a FUNdraising event with drinks, food and an auction that, among other cool stuff, will feature four tickets in the general manager’s suite at a Yankees game {sign us up}. General tickets are $30, students/seniors are $18, and the Triple Play Party is $75. These plays take place at The Mile Square Theatre on 1400 Clinton Street. Swing on by for an evening that is sure to be a home run {sorry, we’re done with the puns}. Click here to get your tickets. Showtimes are Friday at 8PM, Saturday Party at 6:30PM, Saturday Curtain at 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

    Screening and Discussion of “Breaking The Silence”: Thursday May 11 at 7:30PM

    Visit the Hoboken Museum this Thursday to view and discuss a film exploring the bullying epidemic, by local filmmaker Frank Gigante. Admission is free to the screening “Breaking the Silence,” followed by a Q&A along with light refreshments. Specials guests include Joseph and Jane Clementi {parents of the late Tyler Clementi}, anti-bullying activist Sergeant First Class Gregory M. Williams, and Sopranos actor Artie Pasqule. Covering such an important and relevant topic, this event is one that will benefit everyone.

    The Fearless Path Launch Party: Friday, May 12th from 7:00 – 9:30PM

    There’s no party like a launch party for a new book, especially when the book is The Fearless Path; A Radical Awakening to Emotional Healing and Inner Peace by Leah Guy of Modern Sage. The Fearless Path is a guidebook to transform pain, fear and suffering into usable and accessible energy and love. The book offers “Emotional Workouts,” meditations and inspiration to get you on the path of healing and peace. This event is being held at Club Transmission on 150 Bay Street in Jersey City and is a can’t-miss.

    Check out our HG Deals Guide – including discounts at Modern Sage!

    YA for Everyone! Book Club: Friday, May 12th at 7:00PM

    There’s something for everyone this week — including book lovers. Stroll on down to Little City Books for a book club on The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Meet some great people and discuss your ideas and feelings surrounding the book. The Club is hosted by LCB booksellers Maggie Kane and Kurestin Armada. Contact info@littlecitybooks.com to register for free.

    Maifest: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May at 6:00PM

    Celebrate the arrival of spring throughout May in true Bavarian style with beer, music and Schweinshaxe {don’t worry, we had to google it too. Schweinshaxe is a German roasted ham}. This event is happening at no other place than — you guessed it — Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken. Live bands will also be a part of the festivities.

    Read more: Your Guide to May’s Live Music Scene in Hoboken + JC

    Family Fun Day at Maxwell Place Park – POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

    Stay tuned for the new date of the Family Fun Day, which is now postponed due to 100% chance of rain this Saturday. The event will be full of free activities, food, and refreshments. As a way to celebrate the start of the summer season, parents can get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and get to know their neighbors. Throughout the day there will be tons of entertainment options for kids including a bounce house, face painting, lawn games, and glitter tattoos. Go here for all the info and stay tuned, as you will not want to miss the new date!

    Block Party- Support of American Legion Post 107: Saturday, May 13th from 11:00AM – 3:00PM

    Stroll on by 308 2nd Street in Hoboken to partake in a block party for a cause. This fundraiser will help fund construction of six units to provide housing for homeless veterans & New Post 107. Not to mention, there will be free food, beverages, and entertainment. To learn more info, click here. {PS: Read up on one of the most famous veterans in town!}

    Faces of Women: Saturday, May 13th at 7:30PM

    Come celebrate the 15th annual spring concert that highlights diversity of women’s journeys around the globe and throughout history, presented by Cantigas Women’s Choir. This concert is being held at All Saints Episcopal Church {707 Washington} with a suggested donation of $20 and $10 for seniors and students. {Insert praise emoji hands here.}

    Women’s Only Bootcamp: Saturday, May 13th from 11:00PM – 12:30PM

    Who runs the world? Girls. So run on over to Thrive Fitness on 333 Newark Street, Neumann Building in Hoboken to have the work out of your life. Experience a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns. Fear not — the program ensures that they will meet you at your current level of fitness and take you from there. No excuses to miss this exercise class, especially because its free. Register here.

    Read more: Your Complete Guide to FREE Outdoor Fitness Classes this Summer in Hoboken  

    6th Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival – POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

    Stay tuned for the needed rain-date for the Hoboken Irish Festival. We’re all anxious to dust off our Lepre-con costumes, free face paint, kilt, and every other Irish-inspired thing we own. The Festival will featuring a bunch of performances, vendors selling things like like Irish food, crafts, clothing + more. There are even activities for children including pony rides, petting zoo, moonwalk, inflatable obstacle course, and face painting. Stay tuned for the postponement date and go here for more info.

    Tessa International School Open House: Saturday, May 13th at 9:00AM

    Hola. Ciao. Bonjour. Tessa International School is a unique International School located on the Monroe Center ground floor and is for ages 2 1/2 and up. At the open house, you can meet teachers, have breakfast, have your children partake in language activities, and see the space.

    3rd Anniversary of ChicpeaJC Showcasing Creative Youth: Saturday, May 13th from 6:00PM – 12:00AM

    On May 13th, ChicpeaJC will Turn three at The Harborside on the Waterfront in Downtown Jersey City. This event is celebration of the blog’s journey and growth, a showcase of young artists from the Jersey City area, as well as the official launch of Content Creators Academy (CCAJC) — a non-profit youth mentorship program that provides resources for young individuals who are interested in the creative and digital space. There will be a fashion show, performances, a silent auction, + more surprises featuring local creatives under 25. There will also be local vendors for anything from fashion to food. This event is a sure can’t miss since general admission tickets are only $20. RSVP here. Congrats, Chicpea!

    The Golden Carrot Trunk Sale: Saturday, May 13th from 11:00AM – 6:00PM

    Ahh, yes, the beautiful Golden Carrot located at 1102 Washington Street in Hoboken. At this event, the amazingly talented Satomi Kawakita will be coming, and she’s bringing her entire collection. There will be champagne, rosé, and homemade chocolates made by none other than Schnackenberg’s. Yum. Their anniversary sale of 20% off all jewels and gems will still be going on, as well. Basically, it’s a whole lot of YAAAASS.

    Freckleface Strawberry The Musical: Saturday, May 13th at 3:00PM & 7:00PM

    Come watch some totally adorable ‘lil kiddies sing and perform their hearts out at the MS7 Auditorium located at 222 Laidlaw Ave in Jersey City. Tickets only cost $10 and it will be sure to be a performance that warms your heart. For tickets call 201-683- 9100 or email dance@gardenstreetmusic.com.

    Lag Ba’omer Rooftop BBQ: Sunday, May 14th from 6:30PM – 8:30PM

    Two words and say no more: Rooftop + BBQ? Yes, please. Enjoy BBQ, craft beers, s’mores, and more on a JC rooftop, celebrating the festive holiday of Lag Ba’omer with fellow young professionals on Sunday. We all know how many good pics there will be from that rooftop and tickets range from only $10-$15. The address is provided upon RSVP {how exclusive!}. RSVP here.

    19th Annual Hoboken Harriers 5 Mile Race: Sunday, May 14th at 10:00AM

    It’s the Mother of All Races, happening no other time than Mother’s Day. Lace up your sneaks and head on down to the 19th Annual Hoha Classic, promoted by the All Saints CDC and The Hoboken Harriers Running Club. Starting at Pier A Park in Hoboken, this run will be 5 miles of pure bliss and runner’s highs. To learn more, click here and to register, click here.

    Read more: 5 Running Clubs to Join in Hoboken

    Free Bar Class for Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 14th at Various Times

    We have found the perfect mother-child bonding experience for Mother’s Day: a free class at Bar in Hoboken for all the mommys loving their mind + body. Get as fit as a mother at one of these classes and enjoy yourself in the process. Check out the class schedule and sign up here.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Monday, May 15th from 6:30PM – 9:30PM: The Future of Sex. Tickets can be purchased here.

    Monday, May 15th at 7:30PM: DIY Succulent Workshop. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased here.

    Tuesday, May 16th from 6:30PM – 8:30PM: What Is Flow- The Science of Happiness. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here

    Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00PM: Fleet Feet – No Boundaries Summer Training Program for Hoboken’s Party With Purpose 5K Race. Click here to learn more. 

    Tuesday, May 16th at 8:00PM: TRUE Mentors Fundraising Event at Grand Vin. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

    Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00PM: Lady Memoir Book Club: Contact info@littlecitybooks.com to register for free.

     Upcoming Event You Can’t Miss:

    Hoboken Wellness Crawl: Sunday, June 4th from 11:00AM – 4:00PM

    Save the date and get your tickets! It’s the Hoboken Wellness Crawl happening June 4th. Spend your day enjoying 50+ businesses’ freebies and giveaways of self care, fitness, food, and wellness all throughout Hoboken. This event is a sure can’t-miss. Find out more and buy your tickets here.

     

    You certainly have a variety of events to pick from this weekend. Whatever you choose, we hope you enjoy and 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!”