19 Things to Do in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {August 16th-19th, 2018}

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Cheers to the weekend, Hudson County! To help you get the weekend started early, we did the work for you and rounded up a list of events happening in both cities. Here are 19 events happening in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend {August 16th-19th 2018}:

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**Upcoming Featured Events**

Birch Open Call — Wednesday, August 22nd + Thursday, August 23rd from 7:00PM-10:00PM

Birch is looking for bartenders, bottle girls, shot girls, VIP hosts, and promoters to join their team. Must bring resume and recent photo. Online applications are accepted at info@birchhoboken.com.

Weekend Events

Mile Square Theater Presents The Sarah and Whitney Show — Thursday, August 16th, Friday, August 17th, + Saturday, August 18th

Mile Square Theater’s newest play, The Sarah and Whitney Show, is all about having fun and explores the need to seek pleasure, companionship, and debauchery. Purchase tickets and see showtimes here.

Wurstbar Second Anniversary Celebration — Thursday, August 16th at 12:00PM

Wurstbar in Jersey City is celebrating their second anniversary with a special draft list, giveaways, and more fun.

LSC After Dark Presents Booze and Boogers — Thursday, August 16th from 6:00PM-10:00PM

Liberty Science Center After Dark is hosting a Booze and Boogers event for adults 21+. Enjoy all that Liberty Science Center has to offer, but after hours with drinks, food, and fun.

Luxury Garage Sale Pop-Up Grand Opening {in Westfield} — Thursday, August 16th from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Luxury Garage Sale is hosting its first pop-up shop in Westfield that will last 30 days {August 15th-September 15th}. The opening party will be held this Thursday to celebrate. More info here.

Sip and Savor the Garden State — Thursday, August 16th at 7:00PM

This pop-up experience will explore and celebrate food and drinks found in New Jersey. The event will take place at the Beard House in NYC {167 West 12th Street}. Get tickets and learn more info here.

Chabad Young Hoboken & Jersey City Present The Jswipe Story with David Yarus — Thursday, August 16th at 7:30PM

Entrepreneur and Jswipe founder, David Yarus, will be discussing how relationships, dating, and communication have evolved over the last decade. Also enjoy an open bar and small bites by Izzy’s BBQ Smokehouse. The event will take place at the 52nd floor observation room of 65 Bay Street, Jersey City. Get more info and tickets here.

Hudson County Chamber of Commerce August Breakfast Club in Hoboken — Friday, August 17th from 7:30AM-9:00AM

The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its August breakfast club at Halifax {at the W Hotel} in Hoboken. The event is open to both Hudson County and Hoboken Chamber Members and non-members can attend only as a guest of a Chamber Member. More info + tickets here.

Point No Point Studio & Love Locked Summer Trunk Show — Friday, August 17th from 5:30PM-8:30PM

Love Locked {353 Grove Street in Jersey City} is hosting a summer trunk show with No Point Studio who will be featuring their entire collection of engagement rings and jewelry.

Light-Up Ride to Jersey City Heights & Union City — Friday, August 17th from 8:00PM-11:55PM

Decorate your bike with lights and ride through Jersey City and Union City. This is a ride at your own risk event {no road closures or escorts}. More info here.

Up and Away! Book Launch Party at Little City Books — Saturday, August 18th at 11:00AM

Hoboken resident and author/illustrator Jason Henry is hosting a book launch party for his new book, Up and Away!, about how two brothers invented the hot air balloon. The event will also include a reading and book signing. More about Little City Books here.

ESPN Anita Mark’s Show Live at Harborside Jersey City — Saturday, August 18th at 12:00PM

Anita Marks will be hosting a live fantasy football broadcast special at Harborside in Jersey City. The event will start at noon in front of Lutze Biergarten where attendees can enjoy food, drinks, and giveaways {including Gians + Jets game tickets}.

Famous Food Market in Jersey City — Saturday, August 18th from 2:00PM-8:00PM

The Famous Food Market in Jersey City is happening every Saturday through October 28th at Harborside {3 2nd Street}. Admission is free and attendees can enjoy food from all over the world {plus a wine + beer garden}, local craft vendors, and more family fun.

Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl — Saturday, August 18th from 6:00PM-10:00PM

The 4th annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl is happening this Saturday with many local bars participating. There will be raffles and drink specials at each stop. More info here.

Jersey City Wave Fest — Saturday, August 18th from 6:00PM-12:30AM

White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Avenue} in Jersey City is hosting JC Wave Fest, a music and performance festival celebrating the community as well as art and creativity.

Benefit Fundraiser for Sylvia Braxton — Saturday, August 18th at 7:00PM

Purchase a $25 ticket and enjoy tricky tray raffles, prizes, and live music performances. The event will be held at 451 Communipaw Avenue in Jersey City.

Rebirth Album Release & Art Show — Saturday, August 18th at 8:00PM

Local Jersey City hip-hop artist, Murdock, is releasing his newest album, Rebirth, and is celebrating at Art House Productions {262 17th Street} in Jersey City this Saturday. Enjoy live performances by other local artists as well. Tickets are $10 and the event is 21+.

Mindfulness Yoga at Pier A Park in Hoboken — Sunday, August 19th from 7:00AM-9:00AM

Enjoy an early morning yoga class on the pier. Must bring your own mat, towel, and water. Contact njadiyogi@gmail.com for any questions. More info here.

La Festa Italiana Jersey City — Running through Sunday, August 19th

Holy Rosary Church’s La Festa Italiana at 6th Street Between Brunswick + Monmouth begins on August 15th and will be running through Sunday. Enjoy live music, games, and of course — food — at this classic Jersey City feast.

Kid Friendly Events

Summer Reading Party at the Hoboken Public Library — Friday, August 17th at 11:30AM

Enjoy a free summer reading party for children at the Hoboken Public Libary.

Upcoming Weekday Events

Monday, August 20th — Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmer’s Market at 4:00PM

Tuesday, August 21st — Sound Off Sunset Fit and Flow at the W Hotel in Hoboken at 7:00PM. More info here.

Wednesday, August 22nd — Rock decorating class for children at the Hoboken Public Library at 2:00PM. Ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, August 22nd — Figure drawing workshop at Field Colony in Hoboken. More info here.

Wednesday, August 22nd — Kids eat free at Arthurs in Hoboken

 

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

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Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.