• 24 Weekend Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City {November 29-December 2, 2018}

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    The holiday season is pretty much in full swing — and so are local events. From pictures with Santa Claus {for kids AND dogs} to holiday markets, Hanukkah celebrations, and dance classes, there’s no shortage of things happening in our area this weekend. Check out 24 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {Thursday, November 29th through Sunday, December 22nd} below: 

    ^^ Nothing beats those fall skies by the water 

    **Featured Events**

    It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken — Thursday, November 29th at 8:00PM

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    Back by popular demand, Mile Square Theatre revives its beloved production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry. Join MST as the theatre becomes a live recording studio in the golden age of radio and MST theatregoers become the studio audience. Five actors bring to life dozens of characters as WMST “goes on air” to broadcast Frank Capra’s popular holiday story. You don’t want to miss this popular holiday treat for the whole family! The show will run November 29th through December 23rd {Thursday through Saturday at 8:00PM and Sunday + Saturday at 3:00PM}. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    Rockette Dance Workshop in Hoboken — Sunday, December 2nd

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    Former Radio City Rockettes {and founders of popular Hoboken, Jersey City, + Edgewater workout studio, Jane DO} are kicking off the holiday season with a Rockette Dance Workshop. That’s right — if you’ve ever had a dream of becoming a Radio City Rockette, now is your chance to hone their skills in jazz techniques. There will be two sessions depending on age — from 12:00PM-1:00pm for 5-8-year-olds {$50 per dancer} and from 1:15PM-4:00PM for 9-18-year-olds {$100 per dancer}. The event will be held at Studio L Dance Studio in Hoboken {505 Madison Street}. Register by emailing admin@janedo.com for a link to tickets! 

    Hoboken Modern Sale — Thursday, November 29th through Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00AM-6:00PM

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    Hoboken Modern {159 14th Street in Hoboken} is offering 10% off storewide this Thursday through Sunday only for an extended Small Business Saturday sale. Shop vintage Mid-Century finds from furniture, dinnerware, ceramics, art and more. Follow Hoboken Modern on Instagram {@HobokenModern} for additional special offers.

    **Upcoming Hoboken Girl Event**

    The Hoboken Holiday Market — Monday, December 17th from 6:00PM-10:00PM

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    Hoboken Girl’s annual Hoboken Holiday Market is back for 2018 and will be full of holiday fun. Join us for an evening of holiday shopping and celebrating. Over 20 local vendors and boutiques will be at Birch Hoboken {located at 92 River Street} on Monday, December 17th from 6-10:00PM selling unique gift items where you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. This event is the perfect way to personalize your holiday shopping and support local vendors. Get your entry tickets here {a portion of each ticket is donated to Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps!} — they include a free glass of Chandon sparkling wine if bought in advance. We can’t wait!

    Weekend Events

    Prime Real Estate Group Coat Drive in Hoboken — Wednesday, November 28th through Sunday, December 2nd 

    Help Prime Real Estate Group collect gently used or new coats, hats, gloves, and scarves for those in need this winter. The best part about this drive is that any donations can be picked up by Prime Real Estate Group. Contact Paul Bryant at 973-668-3321 or Danielle Fleming at 201-998-9230 to schedule a pick-up time.

    Content Creators Academy 2018 Photo Exhibit in Jersey City — Thursday, November 29th at 6:00PM

    The Content Creators Academy is hosting their 2018 Photo Exhibit at the Journal Squared Sky Lounge in Jersey City {615 Pavonia Avenue}. Check out photos taken by students and support the Content Creators Academy’s free after school program. Snacks from Whealth and Co. will be provided.

    All About Sicily Dinner at Third and Vine in Jersey City — Thursday, November 29th at 6:30PM

    Third and Vine {353 3rd Street in Jersey City} is hosting an All About Sicily 5-course dinner with wine pairings — yes that’s right, FIVE courses. Call or email deja@thirdandvine.com to make a reservation — tickets are $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Third and Vine will also be open for regular service during the event.

    A Tuna Christmas Presented by J City Theater in Jersey City — Thursday, November 29th through Saturday, December 8th 

    J City Theatre is presenting their newest play for the holidays, A Tuna Christmas, at the Barrow Mansion {83 Wayne Street} in Jersey City. The show will run Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM through Saturday, December 8th. Purchase tickets here.

    Acuworx Happy Hour + Art Event in Jersey City — Friday, November 30th from 6:30PM-9:00PM

    Acuworx is hosting their first ever happy hour/art event to highlight local artist, Chadwick Arcinue. View his winter/spring 2019 collection and enjoy wine and light bites plus a chance to special prizes from Chadwick Concepts and Acuworx. The event will take place at Acuworx Acupuncture Studio in Jersey City {190 Columbus Drive}.

    Tessa International School Admissions Information Session in Hoboken — Saturday, December 1st at 9:30AM

    Tessa International School of Hoboken is hosting an Admissions Information Session this Saturday morning. The session will be a brief, informative presentation and a tour of the school. Tessa International School is located in the Monroe Center at 720 Monroe Street {E105-106 – Street Level}. To save your spot, sign up at meetus@tessals.org or 201-755-5585.

    Hoboken City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair — Saturday, December 1st + Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00AM-5:00PM

    Located at Hoboken’s City Hall, the craft fair will house three floors of unique handcrafted gift items created by local artisans including: handprinted silk scarves by Sissi Siska, jewelry by Wendy Setzer, Jordan McLeod, Jennifer Storcks and Christi Love, The Painted Flame {soy wax candles, tea lights, wax melts, electric wax warmers}, and more. Get more information here.

    Project Market 2018 — Saturday, December 1st + Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00AM-6:00PM

    Project Market is back for a 6th year at City Hall in Jersey City {280 Grove Street}. This heated outdoor market {yes, heated!} will highlight local businesses that will be available to shop. Also enjoy food, drinks, and more at this annual market. Get more information here.

    Pictures with Santa at Kolo Klub in Hoboken — Saturday, December 1st + Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00AM-5:00PM

    Beat the mall crowds and head to the Kolo Klub in Hoboken {1422 Grand Street} to get a picture of the kids with Santa Claus. The Hudson County CASA {Court Appointed Special Advocates} is hosting the event to benefit children in foster care. For the adults, alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase throughout the event. Get more information here.

    Brunch with Frosty the Snowman at Mikie Squared in Hoboken — Saturday, December 1st at from 11:00AM-3:00PM

    Mikie Squared {616 Washington Street} is getting Mile Square kids ready for the holidays with their annual Frosty the Snowman Brunch. Kids can enjoy special treats and pictures with Frosty while adults get complimentary mimosas — win-win! This event will take place every Saturday until December 22nd.

    Renzo Gracie Elite Hoboken Grand Opening — Saturday, December 1st from 11:00AM-1:00PM

    Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is opening at 38A Jackson Street {2nd Floor – #210} in Hoboken this Saturday morning. This new spot will offer classes for all ages and levels Monday through Saturday from 6:00AM-8:00PM. Parking is available on the Harrison Street side of the building. Call 201-923-1230 for more information.

    Holiday Art Market Opening Reception in Jersey City — Saturday, December 1st through Saturday, December 22nd

    The Holiday Art Market is a great opportunity to support local businesses and artists. Artwork will be available for purchase. The event wll take place at 107 Bowers in Jersey City. Click here for more info and for updates on vendors.

    Holiday Pop-Up Market at Green Pear Cafe in Hoboken — Saturday, December 1st from 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Green Pear Cafe in Hoboken {93 Grand Street} is hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Market with vendors that include Stone Hubbard Handbags, Falcon Feather Jewelry, Beth Dicara Pottery, and more. Stop by for shopping, live entertainment, refreshments, and of course — holiday cheer.

    MUVEZ Footwear Launch in Jersey City — Saturday, December 1st from 7:00PM-3:00AM

    Enjoy a night of art, live music, fashion, food, and drinks at Headroom Bar + Social in Jersey City {150 Bay Street} to celebrate the launch of MUEVZ 3:AM footwear collection. Coincidentally, the party will go all night until 3:AM {because if your shoe is named 3:AM, it’s only right to keep the party going until that time}. Get more information and purchase tickets to the event here.

    CPR Course with the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp — Sunday, December 2nd from 9:30AM-2:00PM

    Healthcare professionals, teachers, coaches, or anyone whose job requires them to have a CPR credential card are welcome to join the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp for a CPR course this Sunday. The course will take place at HVAC’s headquarters, at 707 Clinton Street in Hoboken. Register at gazelleathletics.studio. Discounts are available for Stevens and NJIT students.

    Santa Paws Pup Portraits with Cornerstone Pets in Hoboken — Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00AM-2:00PM

    Bring your pups and head to the Hoboken Elks Lodge {1005 Washington Street} for a picture with Santa Claus himself. Pictures will be taken by none other than Puparazzi NYC. The event is first come, first served and there are no reservations required. All that is required is a $20 donation that will go to local rescues. Get more information here.

    Author Talk with Bill Keller at the Hoboken Historical Museum — Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00PM

    Bill Keller will be at the Hoboken Historical Museum on Sunday afternoon to read excerpts from his new book, “A Place Like Hoboken”. The book is made up of 23 entertaining narratives from material collected over the years from the always-changing town of Hoboken. Visit the Hoboken Historical Museum Facebook page for more information.

    Public Menorah Lighting at Hoboken City Hall – Sunday, December 2nd at 5:00PM

    Join the community for a show of Jewish pride to light the Menorah outside Hoboken City Hall. This event is free and open to the entire community. For the kids: LED Menorah rings or builds a dreidel lego kit, for everyone: delicious, hot latkes, jelly and other filling Sufganiyot {doughnuts}, chocolate ‘gelt’, menorah kits, music and dancing and a great start to Chanukah. Get more information here

    Soulful Sunday Restorative Yoga with Reiki Healing + Essential Oils — Sunday, December 2nd from 6:00PM-7:30PM

    There’s no better way than to get rid of your Sunday scaries than with a relaxing yoga class. Join local yoga teachers Daniella Pantoliano, Gabriella Carabasi, and Morgan Kellogg for a restorative yoga class with Reiki healing and essential oils. The event will take place at ZenSpace in Hoboken {450 7th Street}. Email morgansmantras@gmail.com for more information and to sign up.

    Kid-Friendly Events

    Story Time with Author Rachael Cole at Little City Books in Hoboken — Sunday, December 2nd at 11:00AM

    Author Rachael Cole will be at Little City Books in Hoboken {100 Bloomfield Street} this Sunday to present her new picture book, Mousie, I Will Read to You. Rachael will be introduced by Miss Laura, with a story and a song. This is a free event and is suitable for young children up to age 8.

    Other North Jersey Events

    Hanging with Rudolph Paint Class at Pino’s Palette in Edgewater — Saturday, December 1st from 8:00PM-10:00PM

    Join Pino’s Palette in Edgewater {340 Old River Road} for their 3rd annual Painting it Forward event that benefits a non-profit organization. Click here for more information and to purchase your $40 ticket.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Monday, December 3rd — HDSID’s Christmas Tree + Menorah Lighting in Jersey City {6:00PM-7:00PM}. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, December 4th — JackRabbit Hoboken Holiday Pub Run {7:00PM-10:00PM}. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, December 4th — Annual Chanukah Soirée with Chabad Young Professionals {7:00PM-10:00PM}. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, December 4th — Happy Hour for a Cause at Union Hall in Hoboken {8:00PM}. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, December 5th — Latkes & Vodka with the United Synagogue of Hoboken {6:30PM-9:00PM}. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Wednesday, December 5th — Spin speed dating at Prime Cycle in Hoboken {70 Hudson Street} at 7:30PM. Visit Prime Cycle’s website for more information.

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend!

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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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