17 Things to Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {November 16-19, 2017}

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It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, which means among the turkey prep and straightening your home for guests staying for the holiday, you’ll need some time to unwind from the stress of it all. Luckily, there’s plenty to do in Hudson County from a craft gelato-making class to Hoboken’s first Pasta Cup and a chance to watch the best modern dancers in the area. Here are 17 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {November 16-19, 2017}:

 

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Please note: Events are subject to change. Please check event websites for the latest updates and availability. 

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Jersey City Craft Brew Fest: Saturday, November 18th from 1:00-4:30PM and 6:00-9:30PM

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Next weekend on November 18th, the Jersey City Craft Brew Fest will return to the Harborside Atrium featuring over 150 styles of craft beer. The festival will be celebrated in the spirit of Oktoberfest and feature a wide variety of fermented beers and ciders, many of which are from local breweries. Guests can enjoy unlimited samples of beer throughout the event, along with entertainment, interactive games, and a variety of food options including newcomers Pizza Vita, Chavas Empanadas, Waffle it, and House of Cupcakes. There are two ticketed sessions for the event. The first session from 1:00PM-4:30PM and the second session runs from 6:00PM-9:30PM. Tickets are $65 for general admission or $15 for designated drivers not participating in the beer tasting. Click here to get your tickets and make sure to use code HOBOKENGIRL for $20 off your ticket!

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Hoboken Girl Holiday Market: Tuesday, December 19th

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Save the date! Hoboken Girl is hosting a holiday market with local vendors so you can easily get all your holiday shopping done in one spot. All entry fees will go to the Dustin and Daniel Friedland scholarship fund.Spend the night shopping unique gift items from local designers, sponsored by Hoboken Girl, CarePoint Health, and more. We’ll have a full list of vendors for you VERY soon, but in the meantime make sure to save-the-date for this holiday shopping extravaganza and secure your entry spot.  Get your tickets here {they’re only $10}!

LSC After Dark: Whiskey and Winter Are Coming: Thursday, November 16th from 6:00PM-10:00PM

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Calling all Game of Thrones fans: the Liberty Science Center {222 Jersey City Blvd.} is throwing a party just for you, complete with whiskey and plenty of winter activities. Fans and non-fans can enjoy whiskey tastings, enjoy bites from Midnight Market vendors for $5, and there will be plenty of experiments. Buy your tickets here.

Taste of Fall at Halifax: Thursday, November 16th from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Officially welcome the season with over 50 different wines and new autumn items at Halifax’s {225 River Street} fall tasting dinner. This cocktail-style reception will be held in the spacious back dining room, where guests can enjoy dishes like Hudson Valley Duck Confit Flat Bread with NJ SquashOysters with Cucumber-Cranberry MignonetteChestnut Soup ShootersSmoked Mussel Crostini with Chive Cream, and Duck Liver Pate on Brioche with Brandied Cherries. $29 per person; reservations can be made by calling Halifax at 201.253.2500!

Japan Cinefest at Hoboken Public Library: Thursday, November 16th at 6:30PM

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Try out something new and head out to the Hoboken Public Library {500 Park Ave} for a screening of the movie The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere. The film takes place in 2003 and is about the Japanese economy crashing — and people are in search of hope. They found lightness in Haru Urara, a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask and a career-long losing streak. Director Mickey Duzyj, the director, will be here for a Q and A after the film. Call 201-420 -2347 with questions or visit www.hobokenlibrary.org.

Gelato Adventure with Bucket and Bay: Thursday, November 16th from 7:30PM-10:00PM

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Get the ultimate master class experience in gelato making at Bucket and Bay’s creative lab {150 Bay Street}. There will be a mix of demonstrations, tastings, and plenty of hands-on experience. Make a batch of gelato with 100% grass-fed organic milk — you’ll notice the difference immediately! Get your tickets here.

DIY Hand-Lettering Holiday Card Workshop at Hudson Paperie: Thursday, November 16th

Mix things up this holiday season and handwrite your cards instead of having them processed by a computer. During this two-hour event at Hudson Paperie {312 Washington Street}, you’ll learn how to hand letter cards and add decorative elements. Get your tickets here. 

Giselle Mixtape Release Party at Nimbus Dance Works: Friday, November 17th at 8:00PM

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To celebrate indie-pop singer Giselle’s newest mixtape release on November 17th, she’s having a listening party on the same day of her newest mixtape called Not Ready To Grow Up at Nimbus Dance Works {165 Newark Ave}. Guests will get an exclusive first look at her upcoming music videos in addition to free food and drinks.

Jane DO Hoboken Grand Opening: Friday, November 17th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

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While Hoboken’s latest boutique fitness spot opened up on November 1st, the studio {720 Monroe Street}, which is owned by two former Rockettes, is having its offish grand opening — Jane DO style, of course. There will be catering from Pier 115, live sketches by AeKieren, custom nail art, Shaka Bowl, and so much more.  Jane DO was born based on the belief that it is possible to have the strength of an athlete with the body of a dancer — and improve upon both in the same studio. Jane DO strives to inspire its patrons to develop a healthy confident self that extends beyond the studio walls. Click here for more info and remember to mention Hoboken Girl for a FREE week of classes!

Hoboken Pasta Cup: Friday, November 17th from 6:00PM-9:30PM

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Determine what the best pasta in Hoboken is at the first annual Hoboken Pasta Cup at the Hoboken Elks Lodge {1005 Washington Street}, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Hoboken High School girl’s soccer program. Tickets are $30 and include all food and alcohol. There will be a DJ, cash raffle and pastas from Hoboken’s best restaurants, including Blue Eyes, Otto Strada, and Grand Vin just to name a few. Get more info here.

Live Music at Bin 14: Friday, November 17th from 10:00PM-12:00AM

bin-14-hoboken-girlRelax at Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street} while listening to the Mario Padron Quartet and drinking your favorite wine. There will be $10 wine specials and cocktails along with a late-night menu.

“Temporarily Yours” at Jersey City Theatre Center: Friday, November 17th at 8:00PM

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Temporarily Yours, written and performed by Claudine Bryant, is showing at the Jersey City Theatre Center {339 Newark Ave} and is about a struggling actress who supplements her income as an office temp. The characters she encounters throughout her journey are seen and portrayed through the eyes of Corrine, who struggles with faith and fear, which are humorously played out as she pursues her dreams of being employed as an actress. Get your tickets here.

Your Move Modern Dance Festival: Friday, November 17th at 7:30PM

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Check out Jersey City’s 8th annual modern dance festival at Landmark Loew’s Theater {54 Journal Square Plaza}: Your Move, which will feature 24 artists and over 100 performers across the country. A few notable choreographers include:Winnie Berger, Ali Kenner Brodsky, and Robert Mark Burke. Purchase tickets here.

Girl Scouts Build Walking Tour App for Museum Reception: Friday, November 17th at 7:00PM

Talented scouts from Troop #12041 created a walking tour app for the Hoboken Museum, helped merchants improve handicap accessibility, and hosted workshops to help overcome bullying. To honor their hard work, there will be an award reception at the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson} to recognize the scouts who have completed their Silver Award Projects like these. Click here for more info.

Shut Up and Listen – ’90s Edition at Transmission: Friday, November 17th at 10:30PM

Back for the 11th time is the Quiet Clubbing Party and this one is a ’90s edition {because what else is there music-wise for a dance party…seriously}. Come to Transmission {150 Bay St.} in your crop tops and choker necklaces for a night of ’90s hit music, free iceys, and a best outfit contest. Grab your tix here.

Living History Day at the Hoboken Historical Museum: Saturday, November 18th from 12:00 to 3:00PMhoboken-historical-museum

Experience a day in the life during WWI at the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street} by meeting a doughboy re-enactor handling 20th Century military equipment, creating WWI-related crafts and more. Get more info here.

Vintage on First Party: Saturday, November 18th from 4:00PM-7:00PM

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Get out your credit cards: Vintage on First {254 1st Street} is having a party and of course a sale that you can’t miss. There will be cheee, wine, fashion, and even brand new art pieces to check out.

The Golden Carrot Sale: Saturday, November 18th

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It’s time to tinsel up the holidays a little early with a pre-holiday sale at The Golden Carrot {1102 Washington Street}. Save 15% off through November 21st.

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Presents: Sing Me a Story: Sunday, November 19th at 1:00PM and 3:00PM

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Kids ages 2-9 can come out to Sing Me a Story with Sue, presented by Hudson Theatre Ensemble, at the Hudson School performance space {601 Park Ave}. There will be sing-a-longs, costumes, puppets, instruments, and live audience participation. Get more info here.

Stressbusters Guided Meditation: Sunday, November 19th from 3:00PM-4:30PM

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If you’re in need of a recharge, here’s just what you need for the ultimate de-stresser. The Hand, Spirit & Earth Studio in downtown Jersey City {115 Mercer Street} is hosting the holistic event with aromatherapy, gemstones, and sound and breath movement exercises {the event is also going on Sunday, November 19th}. Buy your tickets {$25} here.

Free Show at Pet Shop JC: Sunday, November 19th at 7:00PM

This Sunday night at PS Wine Bar {193 Newark Ave.} grab some friends and enjoy a night of *free* live music and drinks galore. The show will start at 7PM, and afterwards an all vinyl DJ will finish out the night.

Upcoming weekday events:

Monday, November 20th: Thanksgiving Centerpiece Design Class at The Morgan 

Tuesday, November 21st: Friends Trivia at Maxwell’s Tavern

Wednesday, November 22nd: LA-based Ho99o9 Tour at White Eagle Hall 

It’s time to get planning — happy weekend! Remember to tag us on Insta in your adventures @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl. 

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By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.


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