• Top 17 Things To Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {10/5/17-10/8/17}

    Written by:

    Pumpkins are popping up on stoops, Halloween movies have returned to the TV, and fall events are certainly abundant this first October weekend. From the annual Golden Door Film Festival to a mobile truck that serves up… IVs {this is NOT a drill}, you’ll find some new and happening activities coming to Hudson County. Here are the top 17 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend.

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

    *Featured Event*

    The Flying Ivories Duo at The Shep: Friday, October 6th from 9:00PM – Midnight 

    shep-knucklehead-hoboken-girl-1

    Get ready to rock and roll the night away at The Shepherd + The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Ave.} with a piano show by the NYC-famous piano duo, The Flying Ivories. Love what you hear? Catch The Flying Ivories at other Hoboken and NYC hotspots including House of ‘Que and Bar Nine and of course, every Friday night at the Shep.  

    *Featured Event #2*

    Portraits for a Purpose: Sunday, October 8th from 1:00PM-5:00PM on Pier A

    With everything going on in the world right now, many of us have been scratching our heads thinking, “What can I do to help?” With a love for people, art, photography, and alliterations, the Hoboken Girl team will be hosting Pier A Portraits for a Purpose to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria via The Hispanic Federation.

    HG team members and local artist Michelle Lupo will be setting up her paper and pens near the gazebo on Pier A {100 Sinatra Drive} this Sunday from 1:00-5:00PM. She will be doing pencil-sketched portraits for individuals who would like to donate to The Hispanic Federation to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Alongside Michelle is Hoboken Girl photographer Will Ferman who will be photographing professional {human and pet} portraits with his camera on the waterfront {1-2 images per session emailed to you post-session}.

    Donations via check or cash on-site — pay what you can, but suggested donation $20. See you Sunday at the Pier!

    Communal Acupuncture at Acuworx: Thursday, October 5th from 7:00PM-8:30PM

    communal-acupuncture-hoboken-girl

    Acupuncture is all the rage recently, so Growing in Jersey City is hosting an event to bring the entire community together to learn about the process. The event is happening at Acuworx {190 Christopher Columbus Drive} and will teach guests about the benefits of acupuncture — they’ll also get to experience a 20-minute session, and then the night will end with refreshments. Get your tickets here.

    Sound Bath + Full Moon at Asana Soul Practice: Thursday, October 5th at 8:15PM

    asana-soul-practice-hoboken-girl

    Asana Soul Practice {411 Jefferson Street} is combining its monthly Full Moon meditation with their Sound Bath for a super yoga experience, led by Lucianna Silvestri and sound healing by Patrick Murray. This event is free for members and $18 for non-members. Get more details here.

    Dine for a Cure at Leo’s Grandevous: 5:00PM-10:00PM: Thursday, October 5th from

    leukemia-fundraiser-hoboken-girl

    Have a delicious meal at leo’s Grandevous {200 Grand Street} while giving back to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Plus, you can even purchase raffle tickets for prizes to local spots from PrimeCycle to Pilsener Haus.

    Crunch Night at Wicked Wolf: Thursday, October 5th from 8:00PM-11:00PM

    wicked-wolf-crunch

    If there’s any post-workout rule we can follow, it’s to stay hydrated. Quench your thirst after a hard work out sesh at Crunch with a night out at Wicked Wolf next door. All you have to do is show your key tag or Crunch app for entry and you’ll get exclusive drink specials and 25% off food. Plus, you can show off your well-earned muscles with a stein-hoisting competition. Check out the details here.

    Golden Door International Film Festival: Friday, October 6th {times vary}

    golden-door-film-festival

    Through October 8th, you can catch highly acclaimed independent films from around the world within just a few miles of home at the Golden Door Film Festival {various locations in Jersey City}. Emerging and established filmmakers are equally treated like stars and held to the highest standard. Not a film critic? No need to fret – all are welcome. The event is also dedicated to raising Autism awareness by featuring films by Autistic individuals. Get the full the schedule and tickets here.

    October Yappy Hour at The Ale House Hoboken: Friday, October 6th at 7:00PM

    yappy-hour-hoboken-girl

    One of the few ways to make happy hour better? Add a bunch of furry friends — now THAT’S what we call happy. The Ale House Hoboken {1034 Willow St.} is welcoming all dogs for a “yappy hour” event. Wristbands are $5, and there will be plenty of drink specials to go around. To make things even sweets, all proceeds will benefit the Liberty Humane Society. Get more info here.

    Women in Wine at Sorellina: Saturday, October 7th at 2:00PM

    sorellina-women-in-wine

    Females are strong, intelligent, and knockout businesswomen. And many of them happen to be fantastic sommeliers, so cheers a glass {or a few} to them by heading out to Sorellina {1036 Washington Street} to sip on wines by some of the best Italian women sommeliers. You’ll learn about Italy’s diverse wine regions and tips on pairing wine with food. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. Get your tickets here.

    Gringo’s Block Party: Saturday, October 7th from 1:00PM-10:00PM

    gringos-chicpeajc-block-party

    Join Gringo’s and ChicPeaJC for the ultimate block party {12 Coles Street} with a taco eating contest, fiesta fun, and a grand prize worth $500. DJ’s will be playing jams dedicated to old school hip hip and R&B, there will be a pumpkin patch and face painting for the little ones, and there will most definitely be food trucks on food trucks. Get the details here.

    City Challenge: Saturday, October 7th at 8:30AM

    city-challenge-hoboken-girl

    Are you up for the ultimate obstacle challenge? The race is going down at 100 Sinatra Drive, which will turn into a three-mile long urban obstacle course that will push you to the limit. There will be real taxis and police officers to jump over, so make sure you don’t have a fear of heights {or police officers!}. Get your tickets here.

    IV+Revolution Truck: Saturday, October 7th from 9:00AM-6:00PM

    iv-revolution-hoboken-girl

    Need an instant energy boost? Look no further than IV+Revolution, which is a new pop-up truck {think food truck for hangovers} that opened in Hoboken recently. The mobile medical spa offers IV treatments packed with vitamins and oxygen when you need them most. This weekend, you can catch the truck near the PATH and Texas Arizona. Get more information here.

    Chocolate Culinary Class for Families: Saturday, October 7th at 11:00AM

    culinary-class-hoboken-girl

    Join the Culinary Arts Institute at Hudson County Community College for a family fun day of cooking. For just $29 each, you and your kids will learn about cooking and you can take home your chocolatey creations to enjoy later. Channel your inner Willy Wonka by learning the basics of creating chocolate from start to finish. Make sure to wear flat, close-toed shoes! Get your tickets here.

    Asana Lab – Handstand: Saturday, October 7th at 2:00PM

    asana-lab-hoboken-girl

    Ah, the never ending battle with handstands. End your fear of getting upside down by finally nailing it with the pros at Hudson Yoga Project. Learn the fundamentals of a Handstand, or Adho Mukha Vrksasana {yes, that’s actually the correct term}, which includes integrating your body and breathing movement and removing your fears. Get the details here.

    Portraits for a Purpose: Sunday, October 8th from 1:00PM-5:00PM on Pier A

    With everything going on in the world right now, many of us have been scratching our heads thinking, “What can I do to help?” With a love for people, art, photography, and alliterations, the Hoboken Girl team will be hosting Pier A Portraits for a Purpose to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria via The Hispanic Federation.

    HG team members and local artist Michelle Lupo will be setting up her paper and pens near the gazebo on Pier A {100 Sinatra Drive} this Sunday from 1:00-5:00PM. She will be doing pencil-sketched portraits for individuals who would like to donate to The Hispanic Federation to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Alongside Michelle will be Hoboken Girl photographer Will Ferman who will be snapping professional {human and pet} portraits with his camera on the waterfront {1-2 images per session emailed to you post-session}.

    Donations via check or cash on-site — pay what you can, but suggested donation $20.

    The Net Will Appear at Mile Square TheaterSunday, October 8th at 3:00PM

    the-net-will-appear

    It’s the final countdown to see The Net Will Appear at Mile Square Theater {1400 Clinton Street}, so make sure to get your tickets while they last. The 90-minute performance will explore the relationship between 9-year old Rory and 70-year old Bernard, who become friends through their personal challenges. Get your tickets here. 

    Breakfast in the Sukkah: Sunday, October 8th from 10:30AM-12:30PM

    breakfast-sukkah-hoboken-girl

    This isn’t your run-of-the-mill networking event. Join other like-minded young professionals for rooftop Sukkah, breakfast {including mimosas, of course}, and a fun opportunity to network — minus the pressure at JC Rooftop. Not sure what Sukkah is? “Sukkah: noun /so͞oˈkä is a temporary shelter covered in natural materials used during the Jewish festival of Sukkot.” Sign up here.

    Acrylic Color Mixing Workshop at Hudson Acrylic School: Sunday, October 8th from 11:30AM-4:00PM

    acrylic-class-hoboken-girl

    Embrace your creative side with an acrylic color mixing workshop at Hudson Acrylic School {720 Monroe Street}. The intensive four-hour workshop will have you coming out like Picasso {OK, maybe not exactly like him}. One of the most important skills painters have is mixing, but it’s a scary territory to enter if you’ve never done it. Learn the tricks of the trade like how to create a color wheel and more. Get your tickets here.

    Storytime at the Fire Department: Sunday, October 8th at 1:30PM

    storytime-fire-department

    Storytime at the fire department {213 Bloomfield Street} has changed times, but is still going strong. This session, which features stories about living in the city told by librarians from the Hoboken Public Library, is for ages 2-5 and lasts for 30 minutes. Get more information here.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, October 9th at 7:00PM: Wine tasting at Sátis 

    Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30PM: Finger Painting at Wicked Wolf

    Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00PM: Conversation with Jillian Pransky at Little City Books 

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


    Written by:

    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.


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *