• Top 14 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {June 22nd-June 28th, 2017}

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    It’s that time again; the weekend! We’ve got plenty of crazy awesome events picked out just for you. From essential oil workshops to Hudson River Races to theater productions, this weekend is sure to be a great one. Here are the top 15 things to do in Hoboken + Jersey City this weekend. 

    Take Your Instagram to the Next Level: Thursday, June 22nd from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM

    Want to take your Insta to a whole other level? Dream Big Media {a creative services agency} is taking their knowledge of social media marketing and general business consulting and bringing it to the community. This workshop will teach you key analytics and techniques on how to grow + track engagement, how to hashtag like a pro, the importance of videos, profile tips, + more. Your ticket includes the one hour workshop with a social media expert, refreshments, a packet to take home. For more info, email dreamermediateam@gmail.com. Tickets are available in advance until 12:30 the day of, otherwise bring $30 cash at the door and do not be late.

    The NJ State Fair at the Meadowlands: Thursday, June 22nd – Sunday, July 9th

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    The largest fair in the New York metro area with over 150 rides and attractions, will open again this summer for their 31st season, starting on Thursday, June 22 and running for 18 days {now you have no excuse not to attend}. The fair is being held at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The fair features free entertainment and special attractions. Check out the full list of rides, food, animal shows, daring thrill shows, and so much more. This is an NJ can’t miss event.

    Wet Barre on the W Hoboken Lawn: Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 PM  

    Brought to you by Local Barre, Wet Barre is inviting you to get sweaty on the lawn at the W Hoboken this Thursday. The class is a 45 minute combination of barre exercises, yoga, weight training, HIIT, and core strengthening exercises. Tickets are $20, and it is BYO yoga mat. Sneakers are required.

    Charritos Weehawken and El Jimador Tequila Party: Thursday, June 22nd from 4:00PM – 9:00PM

    We love that Charritos is pretty much taking over Hudson County. Join a picnic style Taquiza at Charrito’s in Weehawken {974 Boulevard E., Weehawken} for $3 Tacos, $3 Beers, and $6 Jimador Margaritas. Olé, indeed!

    Alba Pop Up Shop: Thursday, June 22nd from 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    Feel just like a VIP this Thursday at Alba Boutique {716 Washington Street}. Luxury Garage Sale is hosting a pop up shop and bringing accessories from brands such as Celine, Chanel, YSL and much, much more right to the Mile Square. Alba will be serving light bites, champagne, and giveaways that you can’t miss. RSVP for this exclusive event by emailing diana@luxurygaragesale.com. {Psst – Alba is also part of our HG Deal’s Guide.}

    Sips Under the Stars at Grand Vin: Thursday, June 22 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM  

    Celebrate summer with outdoor wine tasting {yes, please} at Grand Vin, located at 500 Grand St. in Hoboken. Sip on a fine selection of Italian wines while enjoying what should be a beautiful night under the stars.

    Summer Solstice Block Party: Saturday, June 24th from 3:00PM – 8:00PM

    This exciting block party on 93 Grand Street in Hoboken celebrates the ever important Summer Solstice {hello, summer, we missed you} with the urban folk-jazz band, KJ Denhart. The Bluthner School of Music will also be holding a concert showcasing the talents and hard work of their teachers and students. Bring your folding chairs, board games, yoga mat, dancing shoes, and plenty of good vibes because children and adults can enjoy various activities in honor of nature’s big event.

    Essential Oils, Meditation, and Mimosas at Asana Soul Practice: Saturday, June 24th from 1:00PM – 2:30PM

    Essential oils, meditation and mimosas. What a combo. Come to Asana Soul Practice for an afternoon workshop all about aromatherapy and meditation. After the session, stay and mingle with like-minded souls and enjoy a mimosa or two. There will be an active meditation for a deep inner check-in to self and compulsive thought patterns. This is a beginners level workshop to encourage the daily practice of meditation for inner peace. You will also learn about five essential oils and take home your own hand-crafted remedy of choice. Check out all the deets here.

    Historic Baseball Game: Saturday, June 24th at 1:00PM

    Step right up! The 1859 Hoboken Base Ball Club {formerly known as the Hoboken Nine} will commemorate the historic game of June 19, 1846, played by the New York Nine and Knickerbockers that is widely regarded as the birth of modern baseball. The Hoboken squad will play the DC All Stars at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Dobbelaar Field where admission is free. Check out their website for more information about the team, their schedule, and how to get involved.

    Hoboken’s 1st Annual Polynesian Race and Festival: Saturday, June 24th from 11:00AM – 5:00PM

    It’s the first ever Polynesian Race and Festival at Maxwell Place Park this Saturday. This combination race/festival will feature events for people of all ages including kayaking and outrigger canoe racing, live music, Hula dance lessons and performances, food, and more. Races and other activities will run throughout the day. To register for the race and to find out all the details go here.

    Essential Oils 101: Saturday June 24th from 12:00PM – 1:30PM

    At Devotion Yoga {12 Hudson Place} you have the opportunity to experience Young Living essential oils, for free. Guests will be learning and experiencing 11 different essential oils and oil blends for everyday living. Discover how the natural essence of plants can improve your overall health and wellness – mentally, physically and spiritually. To register, click here.

    Project: Eats – The Jersey City Project: Saturday, June 24th + Sunday, June 25th  

    Back for it’s fourth summer, the Jersey City Project and the city of JC present Project: EATS — which is, as they say, “a food centric marketplace celebrating warm days, cool drinks, and delicious eats.” The event will take place in Downtown JC at City Hall {280 Grove St.} and will be an outdoor street fair featuring a variety of local vendors and food trucks. Be sure to bring your appetite.

    7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival: Saturday June 24th + Sunday June 25th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    The New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival {America’s largest and longest running grass roots Theatre Company} returns for its seventh year, beginning a new and exciting partnership with Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton St.}. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey’s established and emerging playwrights and directors will run for three performances only — Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 3pm + 7pm. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.milesquaretheatre.org. The aim of these plays is to represent playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career. The work attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

    Talk About Ramapough-Lenape Indian Nation and Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp: Sunday, June 25th at 4:00PM

    Enlighten yourself by listening to representatives {Owl and Two Clouds} from the Mahwah-based Indian nation when they visit the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson St.} to discuss the tribe’s history in New Jersey and struggles for autonomy today. Fun fact – the Ramapough are descendants of the once-vast nation of indigenous Lenape people whose ancestral lands included the western banks of the Hudson River where Hoboken now sits, and whose language gave rise to the city’s name, a Dutch interpretation of “Hopoghan Hackingh,” or “Land of the Tobacco Pipe.”  Think this is interesting? This talk will be right up your alley.

     

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Tuesday, June 27th from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Farmer’s Market in Church Square Park.

    Tuesday, June 27th at 7:o0 PM: Family Fun Night at Shipyard Park. Check out who is performing here.

    Wednesday June 28th from 6:30PM-8:00PM: PetSPEAK Portraits with Midtown Integrative Health + Wellness.

    Wednesday, June 28th at 9:00 PM: Movies Under the Stars. Check out the movie listings here.

    This weekend is going to be goooood! 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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