• 33 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {August 8-11, 2019}

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    Ok, Hudson County, we’ve made it through our first full week of August and this weekend is shaping up to be a seriously gorgeous one. From drag brunches to the Powerhouse Arts + Wine Festival, there’s something for everyone going on this weekend. Whip out your calendars and get planning. Here are all the events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend {August 8th-August 11th, 2019}:

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    Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.

    Local Weather This Weekend:

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    Local weather courtesy of weather.com

    Upcoming Featured Events

    5K For Pizza at Pier A Park  —Saturday, September 14th at 9:30AM

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    Pizza lovers and runners, unite. On September 14th, 5K For Pizza will be hosting Hoboken’s first-ever 5K and 1-Mile Run with an epic pizza party at the finish line. Free pizza will be served to all finishers from some of Hoboken’s fave local spots like Napoli’s, Benny Tudino’s, Basile’s, and Torna’s. There will also be some cool swag from Strava and raffle giveaways from Jack Rabbit. For the more serious runners, please note the 5K For Pizza will be USA Track + Field Sanctioned, and professionally chip timed. HG readers enjoy 10% off registration from now until August 15th with promo code “HobokenGirl.” Register and get more event details here.

    Drag Brunch at Birch — Sunday,  August  11th from 12:00PM-3:00PM

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    Birch {92 River Street, Hoboken} will be hosting a fun drag brunch in honor of Hoboken Pride Week. Get more info + tickets here.

    Weekend Events in the Area

    Pride Night at Harry’s Daughter — Wednesday, August  7th from 5:00PM-12:00AM

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    Harry’s Daughter {339 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City} will host a Pride Night featuring special performances + a live DJ. Find out more info here.

    PGA Tour’s The Northern  Trust at Liberty National Golf Club — Wednesday, August 7th through Sunday,  August 11th, All Day 

    Join the PGA as it tours The Northern Trust at the Liberty National Golf Club {100 Caven Point Road, Jersey City}. Get more info + tickets here.

    Kate McQuade at Little City Books — Thursday, August 8th from 7:00PM-8:30PM

    Author Kate McQuade will be at Little City Books {100 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken} to discuss + promote her new collection of stories, Tell Me Who We Were. Get more info here.

    POPaganda Jersey City Pop-Up Gallery at The Enclave — Thursday, August 8th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

    The Enclave {675 Monmouth Street, Hoboken} will be hosting a special pop-up gallery event. Find out more info here.

    Vogue Ball History + Performances at the Hoboken Public Library — Thursday, August 8th at 7:00PM

    The Hoboken Public Library {500 Park Avenue, Hoboken} will celebrate the Vogue Ball history and performances as part of Pride Week. Get more info here.

    Flag Raising with Mayor Bhalla + the City of Hoboken at City Hall — Friday, August 9th at  10:00AM

    Join Mayor Bhalla and the City of Hoboken for a flag-raising in honor of  Hoboken Pride at City Hall {94 Washington Street, Hoboken}. Find out more information here.

    PJ Morton Live at White Eagle Hall — Friday, August 9th at 7:00PM 

    Swing by White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} to catch PJ Morton perform live. Get more info here.

    Live Music by Virginia Marcs, Jennifer Cintron, and R. Andres Trio at Corgi Spirits — Friday, August 9th from 7:30PM-10:30PM

    Swing by Corgi Spirits {1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City} for some live music. Get more information here.

    Powerhouse Arts + Wine Festival at CoolVines Powerhouse — Saturday, August 10th from 11:00AM-8:00PM

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    CoolVines Powerhouse {350 Warren Street, Jersey City} will be collaborating with Nimbus Dance for a fun festival featuring wine, beer, live music, and more. Get more info here + tickets here.

    Neighborhood BBQ with Mile Square Church on Jefferson Street — Saturday, August 10th from 12:00PM-3:00PM

    Join Mile Square Church for a neighborhood BBQ over on Jefferson Street {between 8th and 9th Street, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

    Weekly Savengerhunt.com Hoboken Scavenger Hunt: Hoboken Harbor + History at Warrington Plaza — Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th at 10:00AM

    Indulge in a fun scavenger hunt every weekend in August over at Warrington Plaza {County Road 736, Hoboken}. Find out more info +  get tickets here.

    What’s The Tea Drag Brunch at Talde — Saturday, August 10th from 11:30AM-3:00PM

    Enjoy a fun drag brunch at Talde {8 Erie Street, Jersey City} with special guest drag queens. Find out more information here.

    Free Class at CrossFit Hoboken — Saturday, August 10th at 10:00AM

    Head over to Hoboken CrossFit {38 Jackson Street, Hoboken} for a free workout class. Get more info here.

    Garden Street Farmers Market in Hoboken — Saturday, August 10th from 9:00AM-2:00PM

    Swing by the Garden Street Farmers Market {14th Street and Garden Street, Hoboken} to pick up fresh produce for the week ahead. Get more information here.

    Out + Up Book Launch and Rooftop Dance Party at Art House Productions — Saturday, August 10th at 6:30PM

    Art House Productions {272 17th Street, Jersey City} will host a fun book launch + rooftop dance party. Get more info here.

    Shoott Mini Sessions at Lincoln Harbor Park — Saturday, August 10th from 10:00AM-7:00PM

    Shoott will be hosting mini photoshoot sessions over a Lincoln Harbor Park {1700 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken}. Get more info + book a  session here.

    New Jersey Forest Fire Service to Celebrate 75th Birthday of Smokey Bear with Big Bash at Liberty State Park — Saturday, August 10th from 11:00AM-5:00PM

    Head over to Liberty State Park {1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City} to celebrate the 75th birthday the iconic  Smokey Bear. Get more info here.

    Vault Allure 3 — Woodstock Reimagined at Historic Holland Street —Saturday, August 10th from 6:00PM-10:30PM

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    Vault Allure will be hosting its third experience festival along the Historic Holland Street {500 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}. Get more information here.

    Purple Mountains at White Eagle Hall — Sunday, August 11th at 8:00PM

    Catch the Purple Mountains perform at White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}. Find out more info here.

    Pride With Your Pup at Corgi Spirits — Sunday, August 11th  from 2:00PM-8:00PM

    Celebrate Jersey City Pride Month during the Pride With Your Pup event at Corgi Spirits {1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City}. Find out more info here.

    Riverview Farmers Market at Riverview-Fisk Park — Sunday,  August 11th from 10:00AM-3:00PM

    Pick up fresh fruits and vegetables over at the Riverview Farmers Market at Riverview -Fisk-Park {498 Palisades Avenue, Jersey City}. Find out more info here.

    Face for Radio and Mike Daly + The Planets at The Farside — Sunday, August 11th from 3:00PM-6:00PM

    Catch Face for Radio and Mike Daly + The Planets take the stage over at The Farside {531 Washington Street, Hoboken}. Find out more info here.

    Kid-Friendly Events

    Hoboken Kids Scoot Night at Multi-Service Center Roller Rink — Thursday, August 8th from 4:00PM-8:00PM

    Bring your kids to the Multi-Service Center Roller Rink {2nd and Grand Street, Hoboken} for a kids scoot night. Helmets + adult supervision are required. Get more information here.

    Penny’s Storytime at the Museum at the Hoboken Historical Museum — Thursday, August 8th from 10:00AM-10:30AM

    Take your little ones to a fun storytime over at the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

    Too Cool for School Gelato Pop School at Bucket + Bay — Saturday, August 10th from 11:00AM-12:00PM

    Bring your kids over to Bucket + Bay {150 Bay Street, Jersey City} for a fun gelato pop making class. Get more info + tickets here.

    Storytime at the Fire Department Museum — Sunday, August 11th from 1:30PM-2:00PM

    Bring your kids to the Fire Department Museum {213 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken} for a fun storytime. Find out more info here.

    Shoott Mini Sessions in Liberty State Park — Sunday, August 11th from 10:00AM-8:00PM

    Join Shoott for a mini photoshoot session at Liberty State Park {1 Audrey ZappDrive, Jersey City}. Get more information here.

    Greater NJ / NYC Events

    Kendra Gives Back Party at Kendra Scott Soho — Thursday, August 8th  from 6:00PM-8:00PM

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    Kendra Scott Soho  {126 Spring Street, New York} will be hosting a special shop event to benefit the Adult Congenital Heart Association. Get more info here.

    30th Annual International Juried Exhibition at Viridian Artists — Saturday,  August 10th from 4:00PM-6:00PM 

    Viridian  Artists {548 West 28th Street, New York} will host the 30th annual International Juried  Exhibition. Get more info here.

    The Garden State Rollergirls’ Intraleague Championship Series at Inline Skating Club of America — Saturday, August 10th at 7:15PM

    The Garden State Rollergirls will participate in an intraleague championship series at the Inline Skating Club of America {170 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington}. Find out more information here.

    Brunch Open Mic at OT’s Lounge —Saturday, August 10th from 12:00PM-4:00PM

    Enjoy brunch + an open mic event at OT’s Lounge {1989 Morris Avenue, Union}. Get tickets + more info here.

    Upcoming Weekday Events

    Monday, August 12th — There will be a  community dinner happening at 221 Jackson Street, Hoboken. Get more information + sign up to bring food here.

    Monday, August 12th — Grab the freshest fruits + vegetables at the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, August 12th — The official launch of Hoboken Girl’s podcast “Tea on the Hudson” will be happening. Listen to it here for iPhones and here for Androids. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, August 13th — Enjoy a Five Element  QiGong workshop at om.life. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, August 13th — Pre-k aged kids can enjoy an arts + crafts at the Hoboken Historical Museum.  Get more information here.

    Tuesday, August 13th — Parents can participate in a workshop on how to give their kids more space to discover their gender. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, August 14th — Enjoy a free standup comedy show courtesy of Crockpot Comedy at Pet Shop JC. Get more information here.

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend!

    Remember to tag us on Instagram in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl for a potential repost. xo


    To submit an event for our community guide, please fill out our events form here OR email events@hobokengirl.com with event info and relevant links. We cannot confirm anything sent to us by DM on Instagram.


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    Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.


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