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27 Events in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {May 9th-May 12th, 2019}

by Arielle Witter
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The weekend is almost here and we can literally taste it. The week started off poorly {please see this past Sunday’s downpour that cancelled the Art & Music Festival — rescheduled for next Sunday BTW} and the weekend is shaping up to be, well, another washout. But fear not, Hudson County residents, because the poor weather will not, dare we say it, rain on our parades. After all, it is Mother’s Day this Sunday and Mother Nature herself knows how lovely it is to treat mom to a warm-weathered day. Here are 27 events happening in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {May 9th-May 12th, 2019}: 

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*Featured Event*

Diamond Stud Event at W. Kodak Jewelers — Saturday, May 11th  from 11:00AM-6:00PM

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Celebrate mom {or any special lady in your life} at W. Kodak Jewelers {60 Newark Street, Hoboken + 1123 Hudson Street, Hoboken} this weekend during a Diamond Stud Event. The event will feature diamond studs {halo settings, white gold, yellow gold, platinum, and more} with a special price for the day + the chance to win a brand new Michele watch — once you’re in the store, follow the directions to enter! For more information, contact W. Kodak Jewelers and stop by either location in Hoboken on Saturday between 11-6PM.

Local Weather This Weekend

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*Upcoming Featured Event*

The Bachelorette Premiere Viewing Party at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead in Hoboken — Monday, May 13th from 8:00PM-10:00PM

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Springtime means the return of Bachelorette Mondays, and what better way to celebrate the most “dramatic night in TV history” — every week, let’s be serious — than with specialty cocktails, awesome giveaways, and big screen TVs at The Shep {1313 Willow Avenue in Hoboken}. On Monday, May 13th from 8-10, The Shep is hosting the ultimate Bachelorette party {see what we did there}, complete with happy hour specials and wall-to-wall TVs {with volume, OFC}. Bartenders will be whipping up signature bachelorette cocktails throughout the night and The Shep’s happy hour specials mean 75-cent wings, $2 off wine, and $15 sangria pitchers for the night.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Bachelorette premiere without brackets, so The Shep will be handing out brackets for viewers to fill out and the winner at the end of the season will win a $100 gift card to The Shep. Best part: It’s open to everyone, and free of charge to enjoy the viewing {drinks + food available for purchase}. Perfect excuse to go out on a Monday — see you there.


Regular Weekend Events

Isha Sauce Pop-up Shop at Brightside Tavern — Wednesday, May 8th, All Day

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Enjoy a free tasting of Isha Sauce, Jamaican style pepper sauces, as part of a special pop-up shop at Brightside Tavern {141 Bright Street, Jersey City}. Find out more info here.

Vegan Sushi Class at Green Pear Cafe —Thursday, May 9th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

Green Pear Cafe {93 Grand Street, Hoboken} will be holding a special vegan sushi making class. Get more info here.

Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical at NJPAC — Thursday, May 9th from 7:00PM

The NJPAC {1 Center Street, Newark} will be hosting a special showing of Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical. Get more info here.

Healthy Mama Mind, Body, and Soul at Modera Lofts — Thursday, May 9th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

Swing by the Modera Lofts {350 Warren Street, Jersey City} for an evening dedicated to mamas. The event will focus on mom health through fitness, meditation, yoga, and more. Find out more info here.

Love Song Opening Night at Barrow Mansion —  Thursday, May 9th from 8:00PM

Catch the J City Theater’s opening night of Love Song at the Barrow Mansion {83 Wayne Street, Jersey City}. The performance will run through Sunday, May 19th. Get more info here.

Power of She Celebration at Athleta — Thursday, May 9th from 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Celebrate women with a self-care party at Athleta Hoboken {316 Washington Street, Hoboken}. The event will feature tarot card readings with Hudson Reiki, shopping discounts, a braid bar with Toni + Guy, and more. Get more information here.

The First Annual Open the Arches Fundraiser at Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre — Thursday, May 9th from 5:00PM-10:00PM

Join The Journal Square Community Association for the first annual Open the Arches Fundraiser to help transform the Bergen Arches/Erie Cut into a public park. The event will be held at the Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre {54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City} and will feature live music, a silent auction, and more. Get more info here.

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market at Grove PATH Plaza — Thursday, May 9th from 4:00PM-8:00PM

Stock up on fresh produce for the week ahead at the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market at Grove Street PATH. Find out more info here.

Nurses Week at Wicked Wolf Tavern — Thursday, May 9th to Sunday, May 12th, All Day

Wicked Wolf  Tavern {120 Sinatra Drive} will be treating nurses to a 25% discount on orders in honor of National Nurses Week. Nurses who show their nursing badge will receive the discount. Get more info here.

2019 Jersey City Arts Senior Thesis Art Show Opening Reception at 107 Bowers Gallery + Artspace— Thursday, May 9th from 4:00PM-6:00PM

The 107 Bowers Gallery + Artspace {107 Bowers Street, Jersey City} will be hosting the opening reception of an exhibition that will showcase the work of seniors from the Jersey City Arts High School program. Get more info here.

Bad Moms Night Out at City Kidz — Thursday, May 9th from 5:00PM-9:00PM

Moms can head to City Kidz {163 2nd Street} this Thursday for a Bad Moms Night Out Event. The night will feature tarot readings from Witchy Wisdoms, complimentary consultations from Attain Medspa, and 30% off the entire store, and more. Find out more info by emailing Brittany Anderson at [email protected].

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 60th Anniversary Season Performance Finale at NJPAC — Friday, May 10th, Saturday, May 11th, and Sunday, May 12th from 8:00PM and 3:00PM, respectively

Swing by the NJPAC {1 Center Street, Newark} to celebrate the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th anniversary season with a special performance. Get more info here.

Midnight Market at Harborside JC — Friday, May 10th from 6:30PM

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The Midnight Market is back at Harborside JC {210 Hudson Street, Jersey City}. The 21+ event will highlight some of the area’s best food trends. Find out more info + get tickets here.

RAVI at White Eagle Hall — Friday, May 10th  from 6:00PM

Catch a live performance from South Korean rapper + singer, Ravi, at White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Street, Jersey City}. Get more info here.

“In Bloom” Chandon Happy Hour at Birch Bar — Friday, May 10th from 8:00PM-10:00PM

Join a special happy hour at Birch {92 River Street} with Chandon featuring drink specials, a photo booth, and more. Get more info here.

Artist Talks at Project Studios Gallery — Saturday, May 11th from 1:00PM-3:00PM

Swing by Project Studio’s Gallery {300 Observer Highway, Hoboken} to catch a talk by artists Sebastian McLaughlin, Paul Leibow, and Bryant Small. Get more information here.

The Garden State Rollergirls’ Ironbound Maidens Home Game at Inline Skating Club of America — Saturday, May 11th from 7:15PM

The Ironbound Maidens roller derby team will be having their only home game this weekend against the DC Rollergirls at the Inline Skating Club of America {170 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington}. Get more info + tickets here.

Neighborhood BBQ at Christopher Columbus Gardens — Saturday, May 11th from 12:00PM-3:00PM

Join the Mile Square Church for a special neighborhood barbecue at the Christopher Columbus Gardens {455 9th Street, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

Mother’s Day Special at Corgi Spirits — Sunday, May 12th, All Day

Treat mom to complimentary drinks over at Corgi Spirits {1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City} this mother’s day before or after you enjoy a delicious brunch together, courtesy of our brunch guide. Get more info here.

Embrace The Inner Goddess at Gaia’s Cavern — Sunday, May 12th from 12:00PM-9:00PM

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Head to Gaia’s Cavern {140 Wayne Street, Jersey City}  for a reiki and tarot event with La Lune Healing and Opals Aura event this Mother’s Day. Find out more info here.

The Kennedy’s Official Book Launch + Concert at Little City Books — Sunday, May 12th from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Celebrate Pete Kennedy’s launch of his book Tone, Twang, and Taste: A Guitar Memoir at Little City Books {100 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken}. Get more info here.

Kid-Friendly Events

HOHA Classic 5 Mile and 1 Mile Kids’ Race at Pier A Park — Saturday, May 11th from 9:00AM and 10:15AM, respectively

Join HOHA for a timed race at Pier A Park {100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken} where all the proceeds raised will go to benefit the Jubilee Center of Hoboken. Find out more information here.

New York City Events

Digital Marketing Conference + Exhibition at New York Marriott Marquis — Thursday, May 9th to Friday, May 10th, All Day

Head to the New York Marriott Marquis {1535 Broadway, New York} to learn + brush up on all things digital marketing related. For more information, email Alice Naomi at [email protected].

Mother’s Day Good Music Festival at Barclays Center — Friday, May 10th from 8:00PM

Celebrate mom a little early this weekend at the Mother’s Day Good Music Festival at the Barclays Center {620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn}, featuring  Ashanti, Jaheim, and more artists. Get more info here.

Central Park Japan Day in Central Park — Sunday, May 12th from 8:00AM-9:00PM

Head to NYC’s Central Park {specifically the Bandshell Area} for Japan Day and the Japan Day Festival. Get more information here.


Upcoming Weekday Events

Monday, May 13th — Enjoy a writer’s workshop at the Hoboken Public Library. Get more information here.

Monday, May 13th — Pick up fresh produce and more at the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market. Get more information here.

Tuesday, May 14th — Find out everything you need to know before buying a home over at the Dubliner Hoboken. Get more information here.

Tuesday, May 14th — Learn how to healthily communicate with the author of The Kind Communicator at om.life. Get more information here.

Tuesday, May 14th — Swing by Dolce + Salato for a special coffee and chat with The Hoboken Special Needs Parents Group. Get more information here.

Tuesday, May 14th — Take a midday break with lunchtime yoga basics + mediation at the Hoboken Historical Museum. Get more information here.

Wednesday, May 15th — Try your luck at Disney Movie Trivia at The Shepherd + the Knucklehead. Get more information here.

Wednesday, May 15th — Get some great laughs in at Comedy Night Live at Green Rock Tap + Grill. Get more info 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 [email protected] with event info and relevant links. We cannot confirm anything sent to us by DM on Instagram.

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