• 36 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {May 16-May 19, 2019}

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    Happy weekend, Hudson County. The week started off a bit chilly, but luckily the weekend is shaping up to be a bit warmer with some added sunshine and 70s {see our weather report, below}. Whether you’re itching to get outside or are leaning more towards staying indoors, there’s something for everyone to do this weekend across the area. Here are 36 events happening in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {May 16th-May 19th, 2019}: 

    *Featured Events*

    Bayonne Food Truck Fest in Bayonne — Saturday, May 18th from 12:00PM-7:00PM

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    This Saturday, Bayonne will be hosting the Bayonne Food Truck Fest to celebrate 150 years of the City of Bayonne. This event is perfect for all ages and is free to attend. The event will be held between 22nd to 24th Streets and Avenue E and will feature 30 food vendors, kids rides, a beer garden, live music, and more. Food trucks that will be there include Two Crepe, Angry Archies, No Forks Given, and more. Get more information here.

    Cresthill Academy {Hoboken Downtown} Infant Open House — Saturday, May 18th from 3:00PM-5:00PM

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    Cresthill Academy Hoboken Downtown {360 1st Street, Hoboken} will be welcoming prospective parents of little ones to take a tour of the daycare, meet some of their teachers, and sample organic baked goods made by the Cresthill Kitchen! The center offers holistic + progressive approaches to education + care for toddlers and infants, language immersion, an all-organic meal plan, and more. For more information, email hobokendowntown@cresthillacademy.com and come on by on the 18th — no registration needed!

    Local Weather This Weekend:

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    Local Weather Courtesy of Weather.com

    Regular Weekend Events

    LSC After Dark: Paws and Prosecco at Liberty Science Center — Thursday,  May 16th from 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Swing by the Liberty Science Center {222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City} to celebrate furry creatures. The 21+ event will have a petting zoo, the chance to meet certain animals, goat yoga, and more. Get more info here.

    Total Transformation: 3-Part Chakra Balancing Series  with Elizabeth Flint at Word Bookstore — Thursday, May 16th from 7:00PM-8:00PM

    Get balanced during a special chakra balancing workshop with Elizabeth Flinn at Word Bookstore {123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}. Get more info here.

    All the Essentials: Living Well Wellness Workshop at The Margo Market — Thursday, May 16th from 7:00PM-8:30PM

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    Head to The Margo Market {1102 Washington Street, Hoboken} for a special wellness workshop to learn how to use and enjoy essential oils. Get more info here.

    Senior Thesis Art Show at 107 Bowers Gallery + Artspace — Thursday, May 16th from 4:00PM-6:00PM

    Celebrate the Jersey City Arts High School Program for the last stretch of the Senior Art Thesis Show at 107 Bowers Gallery + Artspace {107 Bowers Street, Jersey City}. Get more info here.

    Thursday Tap Takeover at Lutze — Thursday, May 16th from 4:00PM

    Lutze {3 2nd Street, Jersey City} is hosting the first of it’s Thursday Tap Takeover series with Brooklyn Brewery. Get more information here.

    WE Meetup at The Brass Rail Thursday, May 16th from 4:30PM-5:45PM

    Join the Women Entrepreneurs of Hudson County for a local meet up of like-minded professionals over at The Brass Rail {135 Washington Street, Hoboken}. Get more information here.

    Espresso-Self Open Mic Night at Hudson Coffee — Thursday, May 16th from 8:00PM-10:00PM

    Catch open mic performances over at Hudson Coffee {1100 Maxwell Lane} featuring local talent. Find out more info here.

    Preview and Shop Local Swim Designer @tina.kills at Mint Market — Friday, May 17th from 5:00PM-9:00PM

    Preview the looks + shop the designs of swimwear from local designer Tina Kills Mint Market in Jersey City {339 Grove Street, Jersey City}. Find out more information here.

    “Unreleased” Collection 1 by Johnnie Izquierdo at Headroom Bar + Social  — Friday, May 17th from 7:00PM-11:59PM

    Head to Headroom Bar + Social {150 Bay Street, Jersey City} to catch a private viewing of unseen works by Johnnie Izquierdo. Get more info here.

    Organic and Natural Wines Event at Hoboken Cheese + Wine — Friday, May 17th from 7:30PM-9:30PM

    Sample some of the top organic wines while enjoying cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate at Hoboken Cheese + Wine {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

    #HudsonGives Happy Hour at Harborside Atrium — Friday, May 17th from 4:00PM-7:00PM

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    Join in on a celebration of non-profits + raising awareness of the services they provide during a special happy hour celebration at Harborside Atrium {200 Hudson Street, Jersey City} with the Hudson County Chamber Foundation. Get more info here.

    Climate Change Awareness March at Church Square Park — Friday, May 17th from 1:45PM 

    Help raise awareness for climate change during the Climate Change Awareness March over at Church Square Park {401-409 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}. Get more information here.

    Liar, Liar, Pant on Fire at Hudson Theatre Works — Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th from 7:30PM

    Join Hudson Theatre Works {80 Hauxhurst Avenue, Weehawken} for its annual 10-minute play festival with a performance of Liar, Liar, Pant on Fire. Find out more info here.

    Hoboken Irish Festival at Sinatra Drive — Saturday, May 18th from 12:00PM-6:00PM

    Head to Sinatra Park to celebrate all things Irish this weekend during the Hoboken Irish Festival. The event will feature Irish dancing, live music, a beer garden, and more. Get more information here.

    Jersey City Fitness Fair at City Hall Plaza — Saturday, May 18th from 10:00AM-1:00PM

    Meet local fitness professionals and explore a series of workouts at the Jersey City Fitness Fair at City Hall Plaza {280 Grove Street, Jersey City}. Find out more info here.

    Hoboken Boat House New Volunteer Training at Maxwell Place Pier — Saturday, May 18th from 12:00PM

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    {Photo credit: @hobocobo}

    Learn the ins and outs of volunteering for the Hoboken Cove Boathouse Community this weekend over at the Maxwell Place Pier {1125 Maxwell Place, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

    In the Trenches: A Hale and Hardy Cocktail Party and Fundraiser at American Legion Post 107 — Saturday, May 18th from 6:30PM-9:30PM

    Celebrate those who have joined the armed forces with a special cocktail party + fundraiser at American Legion Post 107 {308 2nd Street, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

    One Year Anniversary at Hudson Coffee Co. — Saturday, May 18th from 1:00PM-4:00PM

    Enjoy music and food to celebrate the one year anniversary of Hudson Coffee Co. {1100 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken}. Find out more info here.

    Buddha Attunement and Sound Healing with Roger Ansanelli at Urban Souls — Saturday, May 18th from 2:00PM-3:00PM 

    Celebrate Buddha’s birthday with sound meditation over at Urban Souls {100 Hudson Street, Hoboken}. Get more info + reserve your space here.

    Lo-Fi Takes the Streets Block Party at Low Fidelity — Saturday, May 18th, All Day

    The Riverview Neighborhood Association of Jersey City Heights will be hosting a block party over at Low Fidelity {328 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}. Find out more info here.

    Petal + Eon DIY Floral Workshop at LITM — Saturday, May 18th from 1:00PM-3:00PM

    Join Petal + Eon to learn how to make your very own floral arrangement with a special floral workshop at LITM {140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}. Get more info here.

    The First Monthly Meeting of Hoboken eBay Seller Meetup at Pier A Pavillion — Saturday, May 18th from 7:00PM-8:00PM

    Head to Pier A Pavillion {at Pier A Park} for the first meeting of the Hoboken eBay Seller Meetup. Find out more info here.

    What a Drag! Cycle Karaoke at Crunch Fitness — Saturday, May 18th from 12:15PM-1:30PM

    Participate in cycle class that incorporates a workout + a karaoke session at Crunch Fitness {110 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken}, hosted by local drag queens. Find out more information here.

    2019 Spring Showcase Final Weekend at Project Studios Gallery — Saturday, May 18th from 1:00PM-3:00PM

    Catch the final weekend of HobokenArts 2019 Spring Showcase at Project Studios Gallery {300 Observer Highway, Hoboken}. Find out more info here.

    Three Year Anniversary at Soled Out — Saturday, May 18th, All Day

    Celebrate the three year anniversary of Soled Out {633 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} with a gift card giveaway, discounts, and more. Get more info here.

    Spring 2019 Mini Sessions at Maxwell Place Park — Saturday, May 18th from 9:45AM

    Enjoy a mini shoot for babies, pets, blog posts, and more with Michelle Rose photo at Maxwell Place Park, Hoboken. Get more info here.

    Morgan Treni + Mark McIntyre Acoustic Duo at Jefferson’s Coffee — Sunday, May 19th from 12:00PM-2:00PM

    Head to Jefferson’s Coffee {534 Washington Street, Hoboken} for live music + good coffee. Get more info here.

    Hoboken Arts and Music Festival {Between Washington Street and Observer Highway} — Sunday, May 19th from 11:00AM-6:00PM

    Enjoy all things art and music related during the Art and Music Festival happening between Washington Street + Observer Highway. Find out more info here.

    New Uptown Hoboken Historic Walking Tour at the Community Church — Sunday, May 19th from 2:00PM

    Get to know the history of Hoboken on foot during an uptown walking tour as part of the Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Greetings from Hudson County: A Postcard History Then and Now” exhibition. The tour will start at the Community Church {606 Garden Street, Hoboken} and explore uptown, all led by museum director Bob Foster. Find out more information here.

    Music from the Mountaintop: Cantiga’s Women’s Choir Annual Spring Concert at All Saints Episcopal  Church — Sunday, May 19th from 5:00PM

    Join Hudson County’s Cantiga’s Women’s Choir for their annual spring concert, Music from the Mountaintops, at the All Saints Episcopal Church {707 Washington Street, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

    Cooking for Kids With Food Allergies at Bambino Chef — Sunday, May 19th from 5:00PM

    Learn how to cook for children with food allergies over at Bambino Chef {213 Newark Avenue, Jersey City} in honor of Food Allergy Week. Get more info here.

    Greater NYC Events

    Chanel Vintage Trunk Show at Olive + Bette’s — Thursday, May 16th, Saturday, May 17th, and Friday, May 18th from 11:00AM-7:00PM

    Olive + Bette’s {1156 Madison Avenue, NYC} will be hosting a Chanel shopping event featuring vintage Chanel items and Champagne. Get more info here.

    Kid-Friendly Events

    Explore Middle School’s 1st Annual 5K Walk Run at Hamilton Park — Saturday, May 18th from 10:00AM-12:00PM

    Adults and children can participate in a three-mile course over at Hamilton Park {Jersey City} with Explore Middle School. Get more info here.

    Work on Your Back Hand-Spring Workshop at Work it Out — Sunday, May 19th from 10:30AM-11:30AM

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    For any kids who are at an intermediate or advanced level in gymnastics, be sure to check out this special workshop to help improve form and technique at Work it Out River {5 Marine View Plaza, Hoboken}.  Get more info here and email your child’s name to gynmastics@workitoutgym.com to register.

    Upcoming Weekday Events

    Monday, May 20th — A book party for Girl Mogul will be held at Word Bookstore in Jersey City. Get more information here.

    Monday, May 20th — Peggy and Mike Rowe will be hosting a reading of About My Mother at Little City Books. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, May 21st — A Sound Bath Mindfulness + Acupuncture Healing session will be held at the Acuworx Acupuncture Studio. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, May 21st — The Mile Square Church will be posting a P13R Happy Hour at Pier 13. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, May 21st — Parks and Recreation trivia will be happening at Green Rock Tap + Grill. Get more information here.

    Tuesday, May 21st — Join the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps for a Mix + Sip fundraiser. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, May 22nd —Podpreneurs is hosting a meetup for podcast entrepreneurs at Andco. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, May 22nd — A fundraiser for the International Children’s Fund will be hosted at Apulia in Hoboken. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, May 22nd — Enjoy a Meditation Workshop with Amy Rutledge at bwè kafe in Hoboken. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, May 22nd — Trivia Night at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead. 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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