• Top 12 Things To Do This Weekend in Hoboken, Jersey City + Hudson County {September 21st-24th, 2017}

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    The weekend couldn’t have showed up soon enough, so make sure to get the most out of it by planning your days wisely. You’ve got more than enough to choose from: whether you want to go to a Mile Square favorite like the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival or you want to namaste at Asana Soul Practice to wind down on Sunday, there’s a little something for every mood. Here are 12 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend. 

    *Featured Event*

    The Flying Ivories Duo at The Shep: Friday, September 22nd from 9PM – Midnight 

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    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 in NYC and of course, every Friday night at the Shep.  

    Midnight Market ’90s Night: Thursday, September 21st from 6:00PM – 9:00PM

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    Grab your Lip Smackers, scrunchies, and best Kelly Kapowski outfit because it’s time to celebrate your favorite decade: the ’90s. Midnight Market and the Liberty Science Center are teaming up to bring you the ultimate #LSCAFTERDARK bash to take you back in time. Everything from the food and drinks to games will celebrate the decade. Sip on Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cocktail, get slimed a la Nickelodeon, and get a ’90s makeover — complete with tons of frosted features. Tickets are $20 {$25 at the door} Get your tickets here.

    Screaming Broccolli at Birch: Thursday, September 21st at 9:00PM

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    Every Thursday, Birch {92 River Street} is hosting a live music series with the hottest music around. “Rock with the Broc” with Screaming Broccoli, a group of four with an all-new rock sound you’ve got to hear. With no cover and all-night happy hour {$5 drinks, beers, and fireball shots}, what’s not to love? Find out more here.

    Bayonne Aid to Texas: Friday, September 22nd at 6:00PM

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    In wake of Hurricane Harvey, Bayonne is hosting a benefit concert to lend a hand to Baytown, Texas on the lower level of DiDomenico {16th Street Park} with local musician Terry Young. Donations are encouraged to attend the concert. If you can’t make it in person, you can also donate via the BEOF online portal for Baytown. Click the “Donate Now” button to be redirected to beof.org. Find out more details on how to help here.

    Hamilton Park BBQ Festival: Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00PM-8:00PM

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    Summer’s officially over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any time for BBQs. Why not head out to the biggest BBQ festival in the Jersey City for food, music and games brought to you by the Hamilton Park Conservancy. Plus, if you stop by Another Man’s Treasure for your much-needed flannel fix, you’ll get 10% off. Get the details here. 

    Harrison Fest at Holy Cross Banquet Hall: Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th

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    Founded in 1955, the Harrison Fest {Harrison Avenue} has a rich history that continues to be celebrated and offers something exciting and educational for everyone to enjoy. From a parade and street fest to cultural dancing groups, the event will leave you more culturally aware and involved in the community. Get more information here.

    Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Car Wash: Saturday, September 23rd

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    Get your car squeaky clean for a good cause this weekend, benefitting the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps. For just $5, you can’t go wrong to support a cause — and the people — that keep us safe everyday. Get more details here.

    2nd Annual Magician Face-Off at Hamilton Park: Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00AM – 2:00PM

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    It’s officially back to school season, but all the commotion can be overwhelming, especially if you’re deciding where your child should go to school. The JC Education Fair {Hamilton Park} is a one stop shop that removes most of the stress that comes with the season. The event will have info about open houses, curricula and will allow you to connect with school representatives. Get the details here.

    Brain, Health and Wellness Fair: Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00AM – 3:00PM

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    The most important thing you can do is invest in yourself, so make a day of it by checking in to the Brain, Health and Wellness Fair at Braddock Park {80th St. Park} in North Bergen to have fun and learn more about one of the body’s most fascinating parts. Work your noggin with brain games, memory games, free health screenings, and even live music. Check out more info here.

    Liberty Harbor’s 2nd Annual Block Party: Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00PM – 5:00PM

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    This year’s Block Part at Liberty Harbor, also brought to you by JC Marketplace, is going down on 30 Regent Street and will feature food trucks, vendors, backyard games, and plenty of fun for the kiddos {like a bounce house}. You’ll enjoy live music from Guy Smiley, a real, working firetruck, a Jersey City Moms booth with crafts, and more than enough food and vendors. Just a couple reasons to stop by include ZeppelinHall Biergarten + Restaurant {they’re extending their garden} and a real and an on-duty firetruck accompanied by the Jersey City Fire Department. Get more info here.

    Cozy Sunday Meditation and Conversation at Asana Soul Practice: Sunday, September 24th at 2PM

    A day of rest, brings a week of content, so make the most of your Sunday Funday by winding down at Asana Soul Practice. Celeste Cusumano will lead a 15 minute meditation followed by a cup of soothing tea, cookies, conversation, and a book club meeting. The class is free for members and $18 for drop ins. Sign up here.

    Hoboken Arts and Music Festival: Sunday, September 24th from 11:00AM – 6:00PM

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    Over 300 artists, crafters, and local businesses are coming together for a day of the arts and all things local on Washington Street {8th and 14th Streets} this weekend. It’s a can’t-miss Hoboken event that’s always a blast. With plenty of food for a happy tummy and tons of creativity, it’s the perfect way to end the weekend. Get all the details here.

    Charity Yoga at Church of the Holy Innocents: Sunday, September 24th at 10AM

    Make a difference in the lives of homeless youth by attending a charity yoga event taught by Brendan Gibbons {yoga instructor at Devotion Yoga} at Church of the Holy Innocents {524 Willow Ave}. The event is brought to you by Covenant House, which is trying to send 13 homeless kids to college on full scholarship, and it won’t be possible without you! Find out more information on how to help homeless youth here.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, September 25th at 8PM: Hoboken Comedy Festival at the Brass Rail

    Monday, September 25th at 6PM: 1st Annual Hoboken Oyster Festival at Dozzino

    Tuesday, September 26th at 6PM: Docktails at Sailor NYC

    Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30PM: Wellness Wednesdays with Kate Lombardo at the Hoboken Public Library

    Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30PM: Mixology of Love at Celebrate Life Studio

    What are you waiting for — get to it! 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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