• Top 19 Things To Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {9/28-10/1/17}

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    Our favorite time of the week has finally come ’round again, and it’s safe to say with this weekend’s lineup of events, no one will be sitting on the couch. Whether you want to give back to the community, get a good laugh in with Hoboken’s annual comedy fest, or help out some furry friends, there’s no sign of slowing down. Here are 19 things to do this weekend in Hoboken and Jersey City.

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

    *Featured Events*

    The Flying Ivories Duo at The Shep: Friday, September 22nd from 9:00 PM – 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 and of course, every Friday night at the Shep.  

    Family Yoga on the Waterfront: Saturday, September 30th from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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    Who said yoga’s just for the adults? Get the kids involved too with yoga on the waterfront event {Pier A between 1st and 2nd Streets} with Apple Montessori Schools. The family-owned daycare and preschool has two locations in Hoboken: Maxwell Lane and Sinatra Dive, so you can make sure your kiddo is set up for success no matter where you live in the Mile Square. Click here to RSVP {you won’t want to miss the adorable mini yogis!}.

    Curling Class with Up + Out: Thursday, September 28th from 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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    Get schooled in all things curls with a class from the hair experts at Up + Out {341 Bloomfield}. From coveted beach waves to textured top knots, you’ll come out looking gorgeous and will have a few more hair tricks up your sleeve. The class costs $35 and includes wine, treats, swag bags, and a raffle ticket. Find out more info here.

    And The Clouds Whispered Art Opening: Thursday, September 28th from 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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    Check out Jersey City resident and artist Diana Rivera’s newest exhibit called “And the Clouds Whispered” at the A Condominiums in Gallery A {389 Washington Street}. Diana is a self taught artist who specializes in abstract expressionism on canvas and pop surrealism illustrations in watercolor. She also happens to be one of the top Latina bloggers, too. Check out Diana’s work here.

    Secaucus Restaurant Night: Thursday, September 28th from 6:00PM – 9:00PM

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    Get your appetites ready… it’s time for Secaucus Restaurant Week! Head out to the Secaucus Ice Rink {150 Plaza Center} to sample some of the area’s best cuisine for just $5. No matter your taste, there’s something to enjoy. Get more info here.

    Pint Glass Engraving at The Hutton: Thursday, September 28th at 8:00PM

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    This event has your name all over it – literally. Head out to The Hutton Bar + Grill {225 Hutton Street} to get a Guinness glass personalized with your name and learn how to pour the perfect pint. Get more details here.

    The Burning Bees at Hotel Victor: Thursday, September 28th at 7:30PM

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    The buzz around town is that you won’t want to miss The Burning Bees play at Hotel Victor {77 Hudson Street} this weekend. “Rooted in jam but coated in honey,” the rock band brings the party wherever they go with their covers and original songs. Get more information here.

    Hoboken Comedy Festival: Friday, September 29th at 7:00PM

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    The funniest time of the year is here again with the much-anticipated Hoboken Comedy Festival. It’s already in full swing, but you can catch the Mile Square’s funniest acts until this Sunday. Some of the top comedians around have performed in the event: we’re talking Amy Schumer status. This year’s headliners include Drew Michael from SNL Bonnie McFarlane, who has been on The Tonight Show. The fun winds down with a block party at Taphaus on Sunday, where you much catch Maeve Press — a 15-year-old comedian from NYC who writes all her own material. This is a definite can’t-miss opportunity. Performances are happening all around town, so make sure to get all the details here.

    Oktoberfest at Departed Soles: Friday, September 29th  {Check Hours Online}  

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    Oktoberfest is getting a spooky twist this year with Departed Soles {150 Bay Street} newest brew: Helles Island, their very first lager. The new beer smells just like a traditional lager minus the bitterness. To celebrate, get a stein while they last {only 75 purchased} for just $12. Alongside the new beer, they’re releasing the Kimberly, which is a new milkshake IPA — basically music to our ears. Find out more here.

    Pitness in the Park: Saturday, September 30th from 12:00PM – 3:00PM

    It’s time to knockout the stereotype against pitbulls — and that’s exactly the goal of Pitness in the Park. Head out to Sinatra Park for the event, which is donating all proceeds to the New York Bully Crew. You can also adopt a new furry friend, get your fitness on, participate in raffles, and get your burning questions answered with the “Ask a Trainer” series. Find out more here.

    Jersey City Irish Festival at Exchange Place: Saturday, September 30th from 11:00AM – 10:00PM

    Dedicate a day celebrating the luck of the Irish. The annual festival at Exchange Place will include plenty of food and craft vendors, you bet there will be beer trucks, and children’s entertainment too. There will also be Irish dancers, drummers, and more.

     

    “Inner Space” Art Show at Roig Gallery: Saturday, September 30th from 6:00PM-9:00PM

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    In honor of “Inner Space” by artist Garrett Wayne Walters, there will be an official reception with the artist to celebrate the exhibit. The event, located at the Roig Gallery {225 First Street} will feature live music and will feature 32 abstract paintings. Email roigart@gmail.com for more information.

    Smith Wine Festival at Porta: Saturday, September 30th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM

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    Wine and dine the night away at Porta Jersey City {135 Newark Avenue} with the second annual Smith Wine Festival. Try a curation of vinos from around the world {you’ll try over 100 kinds!}, taste small bites from Porta’s chefs, and enjoy live music on the roof. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Get yours here.

    1Day Hoboken: Saturday, September 30th at 10:00AM

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    We’re one square mile, so let’s get together with one goal: to make a huge impact on our city in just one day. Hudson Grace is organizing its 1Day Hoboken, an event where we can get together to complete projects to help our community. Places you’ll be able to volunteer include: The Hoboken Shelter, True Mentors, Mustard Seed School, and City of Hoboken Cultural Affairs. The day kicks off at 301 Garden Street and ends at 1:30PM for an after party. Check out the event details here.

    Coditum Coding Class Open House: Sunday, October 1st from 10:00AM-4:00PM

    Come check out Coditum’s newest Monroe Center lab {Unit C-513} and test out a free coding class while you’re at it. Whether you’re nine or 90, everyone of all ages is welcome to work their brains in a new way. Plus, anyone who attends will receive 20% off their first class pack purchase. You never know what doors coding could open for you! Click here to learn more.

    Pavana Yoga 1 Year Anniversary Event: Sunday, October 1st at 9:00 AM  

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    Join Pavana Yoga {251 1st Street} for their 1-year anniversary extravaganza, where classes are free all day! With eight classes ranging from prenatal sessions to hip hop yoga, there’s a class for everyone. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot ASAP. Sign up here. 

    Riverview Farmers Market Apple Dessert Contest: Sunday, October 1st at 11:00AM

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    It’s that time of year again where the apples are just as crisp as the air outside. The third annual People’s Choice Apple Dessert Contest at Riverview Farmers Market {Riverview Fisk Park} is here again to make the city’s bellies happy. You can enter any apple dessert {just make sure there are enough for 100 small samples for the judges} in hopes of winning a $50 cash prize and trophy.  JC Families will also be hosting a bubble-making activity along with the main event. Click here for more information.

    Free Hudson Bike Share Safety Class: Sunday, October 1st from 2:00PM – 6:00PM

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    Want to try out Hudson Bike Share, but just haven’t gotten around to it? With a free bike safety class, Hoboken Housing Authority residents and recipients of Section 8 vouchers can get a free half day class for three hours to learn the basics and go for a ride. You’ll get a helmet and of course a bike, but make sure to bring water and a snack. The best part? You’ll get a free one-year membership to HBS so you can get around easily. Email Email solheim@nextbike.com to reserve your spot.

    Beginners Guide to Pregnancy and Prenatal Yoga at Devotion Yoga: Sunday, October 1st from 2:00PM – 4:30PM

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    Mamas to be or anyone considering growing their family: this class is for you. Learn how your body works during pregnancy and how yoga can help with a special class at Devotion Yoga {12 Hudson Place}. You’ll learn about spinal alignment, breathing, and the pelvic floor and how they relate to pregnancy. Tickets are $40: Sign up here.

    Dinner Party With The Recipe Hunters: Sunday, October 1st at 7:00PM

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    Join the Asana Soul Practice community {411 Jefferson Street} and the Recipe Hunters to learn about how to create dairy free and vegetarian meals inspired from the Mediterranean and Middle East while enjoying a tasty and healthy five-course meal. The Recipe Hunters {Anthony and Leila} will share how their travels inspire their mindful eating and recipes. Sign up here.

    Sunday Brunch Succulent Workshop at Beaucycled: Sunday, October 1st at 12:00PM

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    The only thing that could top brunch on a Sunday Funday? Brunch accompanied by a succulent workshop on the pier. Take your typical brunch to a new level with Beaucycled’s event at Pier 13. Seating is limited and these events tend to sell out quickly {succulents are serious business}, so act quickly! Get the event details here.

     

     

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, October 2nd: Pink Luminary Lantern Festival at Newport Centre

    Tuesday, October 3rd: Wines That Give Back Tasting at Bin 14

    Wednesday, October 4th: Baozi Pumpkin Patch at Baozi Brew

    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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