• 21 Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {December 6-9, 2018}

    Happy {almost} weekend, Hoboken and Jersey City! While you’re falling asleep at your desk daydreaming of Friday at 5PM {don’t worry — you’re not alone} we planned out the entire weekend for you. Thank us later, but for now, read on for a list of TK things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {Thursday, December 6th through Sunday, December 9th, 2018}:

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    ^Treat yo self this weekend with a holiday drink from The Winston in Hoboken!

    **Featured Event**

    Bagels and Botox with Dr. Park Avenue — Saturday, December 8th at 10:00AM

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    When it comes to looking your best, it’s a {not-so-hidden} secret that Dr. Park Avenue is one of our favorite spots for all things cosmetic. Just this week, Dr. Park Avenue, located at 80 River Street {4th floor}, announced that they will now have weekend hours! Dr. Park Ave is kicking off this new schedule with a Bagels and Botox event on Saturday, December 8th at 10:00AM. The event is open to any client, old or new, curious about facial injections. The event will feature bagels and coffee, a Q+A on 3 {and only 3} treatments: Botox, Fillers, and PRP, a live demonstration of a Botox treatment {so you can see what all the fuss is about and not be as nervous!}, + 20% off a treatment package when purchased that day. This event will serve as an open house for anyone interested, as long as you call ahead. To RSVP, email drparkavehoboken@gmail.com or call (201) 942-9292.

    *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

    It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken — Running through December 23rd

    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 theatergoers 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.

    A Tuna Christmas Presented by J City Theater in Jersey City —Running 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.

    Holiday Art Market in Jersey City — Running 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 will take place at 107 Bowers in Jersey City. Click here for more info and for updates on vendors.

    Hoboken City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting — Thursday, December 6th from 5:00PM-7:00PM

    Join the City of Hoboken and local school choirs as they ring in the holidays and light City Hall’s Christmas tree. Hot chocolate will be provided by Apple Montessori Schools. Get more information here.

    Get to Know See Rose Go at Gold Roast Coffee in Hoboken — Thursday, December 6th from 5:00PM-8:00PM

    Premium plus size clothing brand, See Rose Go, will be at Gold Roast Coffee on Thursday evening for an intimate event. Enjoy wine, munch on Gold Roast tapas, and explore See Rose Go designs. Get more information here.

    Friends of the Hoboken Family Planning Clinic 6th Annual Fundraiser — Thursday, December 6th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

    Join the Friends of the Hoboken Family Planning Clinic for their 6th annual fundraiser, hosted by Jim and Alice Krocis. Celebrate with sangria, wine, and appetizers from Cucharamama. The Hoboken Family Planning Clinic serves 3,800 low-income women and men per year in Hoboken, West New York, and Union City. The event will take place at Jim and Alice’s home in Hoboken. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Winter JC Fridays in Jersey City — Friday, December 7th 

    Winter JC Fridays is a city-wide event happening throughout Jersey City all day Friday. The event highlights local artists, restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces who will host different events throughout the day. Check out all of the events and participating businesses here.

    Hoboken Grace 4th Annual Christmas Gift Exchange — Friday, December 7th + Saturday, December 8th

    The fourth annual Hoboken Grace Christmas Gift Exchange is underway and is making the holiday season brighter for hundreds of children. Hoboken Grace has partnered with Hoboken Housing Authority, HOPES, North Hudson Community Action Corps, Hoboken Family Planning, The Jubilee Center, TRUE Mentors, In Jesus Name Charities, and Hoboken Early 100 to identify families in need. Those looking to assist can either adopt a family and purchase items on their wish list or can sign up to be an “Elf Volunteer” to deliver presents to families. Donor gift drop-off is available on Friday, December 7th from 8:00PM-10:00PM and Saturday, December 8th from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Recipient pick-up will take place on December 8th from 4:00PM-7:00PM. For more information, visit the Hoboken Grace Christmas Exchange website here.

    The Kids Dream Big Foundation 3rd Annual Holiday Party in Hoboken — Friday, December 7th from 8:00PM-11:00PM

    The Kids Dream Big Foundation will be hosting their 3rd annual holiday at the W Hotel in Hoboken {225 River Street} this Friday evening. Each $95 ticket includes access to an open bar, prizes, Kids Dream Big swag, and a photo booth. Get more information here.

    TEDxHobokenWomen2018 at Bowtie Cinemas in Hoboken — Saturday, December 8th from 9:30AM-12:30PM

    Network, create new friendships, and get inspired at TedxHoboken’s empowering event this Saturday morning. Join fellow local entrepreneurs and explore artists, community activities, and live speakers at Bowtie Cinemas {409-415 14th Street}. When the event concludes at 12:30PM, there will be an after-party at the Madison Bar & Grill in Hoboken. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    alba Boutique 3rd Anniversary Celebration — Saturday, December 8th from 12:00PM-7:00PM

    Sip rosé, enjoy sweet treats, enter in raffles from local businesses and shop new holiday arrivals at alba boutique {716 Washington Street in Hoboken} this Saturday in honor of their 3rd Anniversary. Shoppers will also receive a gift card when making a purchase.

    Budweiser Clydesdales Come to Hoboken — Saturday, December 8th at 3:00PM

    On Saturday, December 8th, the Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Hoboken, New Jersey to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition and deliver beer to the local bars. The Clydesdales will clamor through the Mile Square, with the iconic red wagon in tow, on Washington Street between 1st and 8th Streets. Get more information here.

    Holiday Pop-Up at Bambino Chef in Jersey City — Saturday, December 8th from 6:00PM-8:30PM

    Explore leather bags and jewelry by local Jersey City crafters {and husband + wife duo}, Christina and Glenn of Resume de Castro. While shopping, enjoy prosecco and dessert. Get more information here.

    Brunching for Boston at The Shepherd and The Knucklehead in Hoboken — Sunday, December 9th at 11:30AM

    Hoboken resident, Julie, will be representing Hoboken and New Jersey in the 2019 Boston Marathon as a member of the Boston Children’s charity team. She will be fundraising for Kayla Collins, a Boston Children’s patient, who is battling a rare chromosome disorder. The event at The Shepherd and The Knucklehead will feature a 3-hour bottomless brunch bar {for a $60 donation} and chances to win Hoboken-focused prizes. Get more information here.

    The Community Church of Hoboken’s Annual Christmas Concert — Sunday, December 9th at 2:00PM

    The Community Church of Hoboken’s annual Christmas Concert is happening this Sunday afternoon with holiday music by three celebrated musicians. Celebrate the holidays, explore the 162-year old church, and sip on some hot chocolate or tea. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Kid-Friendly Events

    JoJo Maman Bebe Holiday Shopping Party — Thursday, December 6th through Sunday, December 9th

    JoJo Maman Bebe’s Hoboken store is participating in a Holiday Shopping Party with exciting and exclusive “lucky draw discounts” and up to 50% off in-store only. There will be balloons and coloring for the little ones. Get more information here.

    Annual Holiday Family Concert at the Hoboken Fire Museum — Sunday, December 9th from 1:00PM-4:00PM

    All families are invited to join the Hoboken Historical Museum at the Hoboken Fire Museum {213 Bloomfield Street} for its annual singalong holiday concert. Get more information here.

    Other North Jersey Events

    Hudson County Chamber of Commerce December Breakfast Club in Secaucus — Friday, December 7th from 7:30AM-9:00AM

    Join the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce at their monthly breakfast where attendees are able to network and hear discussions about various important topics {such as how to maximize retirement contributions}. All attendees are kindly asked to bring at least 2 or more canned goods to be donated to a local shelter. This month’s breakfast will take place at the Courtyard Marriot in Secaucus {455 Harmon Meadow Boulevard}. Get more information here.

    December Date Night at Urban Jungle Play in Hoboken — Saturday, December 8th from 5:00PM-8:00PM

    Parents, there’s no need to search for a babysitter this Saturday night. Drop the kids off at Urban Jungle Play {1140 Maxwell Lane} for 2 or 3 hours and enjoy a kid-free night out. Get more information here.

    Holiday Pet Super Adoption Day — Saturday, December 8th from 10:00AM-7:00PM + Sunday, December 9th from 10:00AM-5:00PM

    Best Friends Animal Society is hosting its bi-annual Super Adoption Day where 600 dogs and cats will be up for adoption. All of the dogs and cats are from more than 25 nearby rescue groups and shelters who need homes. Admission is free and adoptions start at just $25. The event will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus {355 Plaza Drive}. Get more information here.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Monday, December 10th – The HDSID Holiday Market kicks off at Grove Street PATH Plaza from 4:00-8:00PM. Get more information here.

    Monday, December 10th – Mona Assemi Pop-Up Shop at the W Hotel in Hoboken from 3:00PM-9:00PM. Get more information here.

    Monday, December 10th — Free Comedy Show at Willie McBride’s in Hoboken {616 Grand Street} at 7:00PM

    Monday, December 10th — Hoboken Community Dinner at 221 Jackson Street in Hoboken from 7:30PM-9:00PM

    Tuesday, December 11th — Cortiva Institute Open House in Hoboken at 11:00AM. More information here.

    Tuesday, December 11th — Hoboken Shelter Annual Auction at Birch {92 River Street in Hoboken} from 6:30PM-9:30PM

    Wednesday, December 12th — Excellence Through Diversity Lecture at Steven’s Institute of Technology from 10:00AM-11:00AM. More information here.

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend!

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    Written by:

    Briana, a born and raised Hoboken girl, has a strong passion for the town she knows and loves so much. She’s seen many changes and embraces both the old and new aspects of Hoboken. When she’s not working at Hoboken Girl as an Editorial/Marketing Assistant, she’s most likely in her pjs shopping online, eating her way through the Mile Square with her fellow foodie fiancé, or planning her next cruise or Disney vacation — but even more important is her love for cats (she has 3).


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