• Top 13 Things To Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {August 24th-27th, 2017}

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    Andddd just like that, the final weekend of August has arrived. While this month feels like the Sunday of summer months (even though Summer officially ends in September), there’s A LOT to do this weekend before we say bye-bye to this month. Help escort the last weekend of August out with the top 13 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City. 

    *Featured Event*

    JC After Pride Hangover Brunch at FM Jersey City: Sunday, August 17th at 11AM

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    Pride week is in full effect, and with SO many cool events, we’re guessing you’re overwhelmed. If there’s one event you should go to, it’s the After Pride Hangover Brunch because… well, brunch. The food and drink action will go down at FM Jersey City {340 3rd Street}, where there will be specials upon specials. While you’re brunching away, RightOnShawn will be spinning beats. Don’t miss the official closeout party of Pride Week. Check out all the details here.

    Canines and Cocktails at Pier 13: Thursday, August 24th at 6:00PM

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    Barks and booze? Count us in. Bring your pup to Pier 13 and you’ll get access to major drink specials until 9PM. Surround yourself with Hoboken’s fluffiest and friendliest dogs for a night to remember. It’s like heaven on earth.

    DIY Succulent Workshop at Pilsener Haus: Thursday, August 24th at 7:30 PM

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    Why buy a succulent from the store when you can easily make your own — and all while sipping on your fave beverage? Beaucyled is back for its third DIY night at Pilsener Haus {1422 Grand Ave}, where the beers are big, and so are the succulents! Tickets cost $22 and include all your supplies and, of course, the knowledge you need to craft up the prettiest succulent possible. Grab your tickets here.

    WoW Comedy Show at Mulligans: Thursday, August 24th from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM  

    If you need a little pre-Friday pick me up, head down to Mulligans {159 First St.} for a night of stand up comedy. On the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:30PM – 9:30PM, some of the best performers in the area come out to play and bring you some serious laughs. With a cover of only $10, this event is definitely worth checking out. Support local and read more here.

    Movies {Star Wars} in Hamilton Park: Friday, August 25th at 8:00PM  

    There’s only a short time left for movies on the grass, so make sure to catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Hamilton Park in Jersey City {9th Street and W Hamilton} while you can. Bring a blanket and chair: the flick starts at sundown.

    Game of Thrones Tap Takeover at 8th Street Tavern: Friday, August 25th at 7:00PM

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    If you’re a GoT fan, Sunday nights don’t come fast enough, so get in another fix with beer {“Bend the Knee”} named in honor of your favorite show’s season 7 finale at 8th Street Tavern {800 Washington Street}. Bonus: they’ll also be giving away GoT themed beer glasses, growlers, and Ommegang cam jam set in addition to food, games, and other themed cocktails.

    Adiós Summer: A Tequila Cocktails + Tapas Pairing: Saturday, August 26th at 7:00PM

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    Saying goodbye to summer is a bittersweet moment: we’re sad to see summer Fridays go away, but extremely stoked for cozy sweaters, boots, and pumpkin everything. Before we move into the next season, give the current one a proper goodbye by enjoying tequila and tapas at an event by Communal Table and Jersey Drinks {at a private residence}. Tickets are $60 and include a tequila tasting flight, three cocktails, and four tapas-style courses. Get your tickets here.

    Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival: Saturday, August 26th at 1:00PM

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    Join Gayborhood Jersey City and Humanity Pride Productions for the 17th annual pride festival {Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza}. Come out to celebrate the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities and most importantly, spread the love and accept people of all backgrounds. Get all the details on the event here.

     Mcgregor VS. Mayweather at Harborside Atrium Presented by Lutze: Saturday, August 26th at 8:00PM

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    The biggest fight of the year isn’t an event you should let slide by. In case you don’t have plans yet, Lutze in Jersey City is hosting a Mcgregor VS. Mayweather party where you can watch the much-anticipated fight go down on the big screen. The event will be held inside at the Harborside Atrium {147 Harborside Financial Center Platform} rather than outside at the biergarten to ensure the event happens, rain or shine. There will also be plenty of food to satisfy munchies during the fight and DJ Laaz will be spinning beats. Presale tickets are $30, but will be $40 at the door {cash only}. If you’re feeling a little extra into it, VIP service and bottle packages are also available — get yours by emailing events@thelutzebiergarten.com. Get your tickets here {use code HOBOKENGIRL for $10 off}.

    Adoption Day at Pier 13: Saturday, August 26th at 12:00PM

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    Puppies with a view? If that combo doesn’t make you want to adopt in a heartbeat, we don’t know what will. Come out to Pier 13 {1301 Sinatra Drive}, where Liberty Humane Society will be with lovable pups to adopt from noon to 4PM.

    Hoboken Historical Museum Lecture Series: Sunday, August 27th at 4:00PM

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    The Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street} is kicking off its World War 1 lecture series with veteran and historian Jamien Parks, who will talk about the history of the training camp Fort Dix in his special event, “From Here to Over There: the WWI Legacy of Fort Dix, NJ.” The series goes until December 10th. Reservations are strongly encouraged: get your tickets here.

    Improv With a Cause at Willie McBrides: Sunday, August 27th at 7:30PM

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    Make your laugh count with a fundraising improv event at Willie McBrides  {616 Grand Street}. This favorited event is back and better than ever — this time around, YOU get to choose and suggest the games that NYC’s funniest improvers play. The event will benefit Liberty in North Korea, which is a movement of people that focuses on working with refugees and researching ways to make change and a huge impact.

    Modern Sage Closing Sale: Sunday, August 27th from 12:00PM – 5:00PM

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    Bad news first: our beloved Modern Sage  {351 2nd Street} is closing its doors. The good news? Everything will be on major sale this weekend so they can clear all the goodies out. Even better news is that they’ll still offer Healing Sessions once a month at different locations and will be at festivals around New Jersey, so they’re not completely disappearing.

    Upcoming weekday events:

     

    Monday, August 28th at 6:00PM — I Choose Me exhibition

    Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00PM — Torah Mixer in Jersey City 

    Wednesday, August 30th at 7:00 PM — Live jazz and BYOB at Napolis

     

    Things to do abound this weekend – where will you be? 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.