• 9 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {December 28, 2017}

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    Peace out, 2017 – it’s time to leave you where you belong. This New Year’s Eve weekend in Hoboken and Jersey City has plenty in store, considering it’s the final countdown to the new year. Whether you really want to go out with a bang OR want a more lowkey sign off to 2017 that includes nothing champagne toast-related, there are plenty of options to spend the last weekend of 2017. Here are 9 things to do this New Year’s weekend in Hoboken and Jersey City. 

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

    *FEATURED WEEKEND EVENT*

    Jersey City NYE Bash at Harborside Plaza Atrium: Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM

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    Spend NYE in Jersey City at the Harborside Atrium’s HUGE space with a view of NYC — all while enjoying a 5-hour premium open bar 9:00PM-2:00AM, passed Hors d’oeuvres, and a live DJ performance. Food will be provided by celebrity Top Chef Contestant Leah Cohen, owner of the Piggyback Bar. Countdown to the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast, party favors, and dance the night away in style. Use code HOBOKENGIRL for $50 {!} off your tickets, which can be purchased here.

    *FEATURED UPCOMING EVENT*

    Growing in Jersey City Wellness Day 2018: January 28th from 10:00AM-5:00PM

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    It’s never too soon to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolution, and Growing in Jersey City has your back with their 2018 Wellness Day at Nimbus Dance Studio {165 Newark Ave in JC}. Save the date for a day full of yoga, pilates, Zumba, Bollywood dance, and more! Early bird tickets are on sale through December 31st. Click here to get your tickets.

    The Felice Brothers at White Eagle Hall: Friday, December 29th at 8:30PM

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    Get down on the last Friday of 2017 with a show by the Felice Brothers at White Eagle Hall. Expect to hear roosty, Rock ‘n Roll and American Romanticism. Based out of the Hudson Valley, the folk-rock band once played the Subways and has made its way to major festivals including Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, and more. Get more info here.

    Vibe & Visualize Stressbusters Event: Saturday, December 30th at 2:00PM

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    Get 2018 off on the right foot with a guided meditation event at Of Hand, Spirit & Earth Studio {115 Mercer Street, #1}. The class includes a guided meditation and a vision board class, refreshments, and the chance to shop SilkWire Jewelry. Get your tickets here.

    JCTC Kids Presents Mishka Opening: Through January 13th

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    The children’s programming division of Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents an international tale bound to make any holiday season complete at Merseles Studios {339-345 Newark Avenue}. JCTC-KIDS Presents Shadow Theatre is a live, story-telling experience where fairytales, folklore and children’s literature from around the world are performed using shadow puppets – a form of puppetry that dates back to ancient times. Get your tickets here.

    Kids Ride Free on NY Waterway Through January 1st

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    With so many festive activities surrounding us, you’re bound to make a few trips to New York City this season. Luckily, NY Waterway is giving kids free rides for the holidays through January 1st, so you can save some more money for those presents. Get the details here.

    Nous Deux/Ndioune Ndiare Art Gallery: Open though Sunday, December 31st

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    Check out the Nous Deux/Ndioune Ndiare Art Gallery at the hob’art Gallery {720 Monroe} for a fun indoor activity. The exhibit will feature the newest work of Ibou and Liz Ndoy, who are a recently married couple that have had the unique opportunity of working side by
    side while creating completely new and exciting works of art. Get more details here.

    New Year’s Eve Events

    Birch Hoboken

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    Proclaimed the most extravagant NYE Party in NJ, Birch Hoboken’s {92 River Street} celebration is sure to be a night for the record books. Ticket holders will have access to a 4.5-hour premium open bar {8:00PM – 12:30AM}, a gourmet dinner buffet (served from 8:00PM – 10:00PM), a champagne toast, and more. Special guests and a three floor party with four barswill keep the party going into 2018. Get your tickets here.

    Ainsworth

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    Spend the night on Hoboken’s waterfront at the Ainsworth {310 Sinatra Drive}. Your ticket price will include a five-hour premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, and NYE party favors. A live DJ will be playing the best Top 40, hip hop, and house music throughout the night. Tickets start at $69 and can be purchased here.

    The Kitchen Step

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    Step Kitchen {500 Jersey Ave} will be serving a three-course menu that can be upgraded to include a wine pairing from their two tiers of wines. Seatings begin at 5PM and the last will be at 9:30PM. At just $65 per person {additional $25-48+ for wine pairings}, Step Kitchen’s NYE dinner is a great deal. Check out the menu and reserve your spot here.

    Talde

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    This New Year’s Eve, Talde in Jersey City {8 Erie Street} will transform into the sexy and seductive Crimson City, with music and entertainment on both floors, premium cocktails, stations and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $175 and include top shelf bar from 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM, premium hors d’oeuvres and stations, a champagne toast at midnight, and many more surprises. There are also a limited number of VIP packages available from $2,000 for up to eight guests that include: private booth for up to eight guests, one bottle each of premium vodka and bourbon, along with accompanying mixers, premium appetizers, and a personal butler/hostess service. Tickets can be purchased here; to purchase VIP packages, contact Ally Eisenberg at (201)-630-0077 or ally@taldejerseycity.com​.

    Want more things to do NYE?

    Check out our full guide here.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, January 1st: Hoboken Mayoral & City Council Inauguration 

    Tuesday, January 2nd: Disney Movie Trivia at Maxwell’s 

    Tuesday, January 2nd: CycleBar Hoboken’s 1 Year Anniversary Celebration : 2 FREE Rides through 1/8

    Wednesday, January 3rd: Yoga & Beer at Departed Soles Brewery

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


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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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