• Top 16 Things to Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {10/26-10/29/17}

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    Drum roll please… it’s officially Halloweekend. There are plenty of spooky events going down {including our Flow-in-the-dark Yoga Class on October 27th}, from a murder mystery party to spooky shows at the theatre. Enter if you dare: Here are 16 things to do this weekend in Hoboken and Jersey City. 

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

    *Featured Upcoming Events*

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

    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.

    Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parties and Events in Hoboken + Jersey City.

    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.

    Athleta Pink Shopping Party: Thursday, October 26th from 4:00PM-7:00pM

    Shop for a cause and get 10% off select apparel at Athleta {316 Washington Street}. Also in attendance will be Lorraine’s House of Styles selling pink hair ties, bling from Me&Em, and BeautyCounter who will have some major beauty swag. You can also enter to win free lashes from The Amazing Lash Studio and donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen foundation to enter a raffle for a $25 gift card.

    Think Pink Fundraiser: Thursday, October 26th from 7:00PM-10:00PM

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    It’s the last weekend of October, which means it’s the last weekend of the official Breast Cancer Awareness month. Head out to the 4th annual Think Pink Celebration of Live event, which is a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation at Union Hall {396 Sinatra Drive}. Click here to RSVP or donate.

    Leisure, Lust: Thursday, October 26th through November 12th

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    Through November 12th, Art House Productions {262 17th Street} is showing Leisure, Lust, which explores love, sex, gender, mental illness, labor, and immigration. Performances of Leisure, Lust are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30PM and Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are $25 and $20 for students and seniors. Click here to purchase or call (201) 915-9911.

    Hoboken Family Alliance All Schools Open House: Thursday, October 26th at 5:00PM

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    Support the largest Hudson County school fair at the Hoboken High School Gym {800 Clinton Street} with the Hoboken Family Alliance’s All Schools Open House. Approximately 30 schools will be presenting so parents can make an informed decision about choosing the right school for their child. Entry is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information click here.

    Murder Mystery Dinner at Birch: Friday, October 27th at 7:00PM

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    This isn’t your average murder mystery dinner. Head out to Birch {92 River Street} for an interactive murder mystery show complete with a buffet-style dinner featuring salad, an appetizer, and choice of chicken, steak, or fish. You’ll also get dessert {tickets are $70}. Buy your tickets here.

    The Mile Square Sideshow Spectacular: Friday, October 27th at 7:30PM

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    The Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton Street} is bringing a spectacular sideshow event this weekend that you won’t want to miss. You’ll experience comedy, music, magic and of course acrobats and tons of mystery. You can watch award-winning juggler Benjamin Lipman, contortionist Jared Rydelek, and comedian Adam Wade.  Advanced tickets are $25 and tickets the day of the event will be $30. Get more info here.

    Tangina Stone, Lauren Marsh and Stephanie Schulte at Maxwell’s Tavern: Friday, October 27th at 8:00PM

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    Maxwell’s Tavern {1039 Washington Street} is hosting three amazing music acts this weekend: Tangina Stone, Lauren Marsh, and Stephanie Schulte for a beats-filled evening. You’ll hear a mix of alternative R&B, indie, hip-hop, and EDM. Get your tickets here.

    An Evening of Aria & Song: Friday, October 27th at 8:00PM

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    An Evening of Aria & Song is the first performance in the On Stage at Stevens series at the Stevens Institute of Technology {24 Fifth Street}, and it features selections from Puccini operas and others sung by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $20. Buy tickets here.

    Bang Cookies’ New JC Location’s Grand Opening: Saturday, October 28th + Sunday, October 29th

    The amazingly ooey-gooey, 100% organic, and superbly delicious Bang Cookies is opening a brick and mortar shop at 1183 Summit Ave, Jersey City. And to celebrate, they’re giving out free cookies. Free cookies, ya’ll. Opening at 10am on Saturday and Sunday, Bang will be giving out one free cookie to the first 250 customers on Saturday and the first 250 on Sunday who mention Hoboken Girl.

    Tuck for Tatas at The Bar Method: Saturday, October 28th at 12:15PM

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    Shake for a cause this weekend with a class at The Bar Method {86 River Street} supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation {100% of proceeds!}. There is a minimum $20 donation. Get your tickets here.

    DJ Monopoli and DJ Cream at Birch: Saturday, October 28th

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    Michael Jackson’s Thriller is coming to Hoboken this Halloweekend complete with aerialists, stilt walkers, fire breathers, even sword swallowers. Plusss, $10,000 in cash prizes will be given out the entire weekend, so put on that A+ costume and get out on the town. Get your tickets here — $20 pre-sale tickets are on sale now.

    JCTC double feature: Saturday, October 28th at 7:30PM

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    See two shows: Anna in the Darkness and HORROR for the price of one to kick off your Halloween festivities with the Jersey City Theatre Center at Merseles Studios {339 Newark Ave}. Both plays are part of the Fear series that explores many forms of social and personal anxiety. The show starts at 8PM {doors open at 7:30PM} and there will be a 15-minute intermission in between. Get your tickets here.

    Local Barre Class for Breast Cancer: Saturday, October 28th at 12:00PM

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    Support the American Cancer Society with a class at Local Barre. Your $50 ticket will go directly to the foundation and will get you a spot in the class and a Local Barre Tee. Snag you spot here.

    5-Year Sandy Anniversary at the Hoboken Historical Museum: Sunday, October 29th from 2:00PM-5:00PM

    Reflect on Hurricane Sandy five years later at the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street} in an open-house style setting. Residents and visitors can stop by to see Sandy-related materials, sign the museum’s five-year anniversary book, and drink a hot beverage and enjoy snacks. Additionally, The Turquoise Cup, a pottery studio hit hard by Sandy, will be teaching kids and adults how to create their own piece after the event.

    The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza: Sunday, October 29th at 11:00AM

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    Former Hoboken resident Jennie Palmer is coming to Little City Books {100 Bloomfield Street} to to read her new children’s book: The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza, which is about two sisters who are witches, and spend their days cooking in their stove-shaped house. Get more information on the event here.

     

    Suicide Prevention Walk at Stevens Institute:Sunday, October 29th at 9:00AM

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    Walk for a cause this Sunday to help fight against suicide. Check in is at 9:00 am and the walk starts at 10:00 am and is family friendly. So far, almost $17k has been raised for the cause, so join in on making a difference. Check in as at Stevens Institute of Technology {1 Castle Point Terrace} Register here. 

    Looking for a Halloween party? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parties and Events in Hoboken + Jersey City.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, October 30th at 5:30PM: Women Standing Against Domestic Violence at Saint Peter’s University

    Tuesday, October 31st: Hallow’s Eve Glowga at Asana Soul Practice 

    Wednesday, November 1st: Vic Dibitetto NYC Comedy Cruise

    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.