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  • 15 Things to Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {11/9/17-11/12/17}

    The hard work of the week is {almost} gone, so it’s time to sit back and relax with a flurry of activities to do this weekend in Hudson County. Whether you want to get your holiday card pics out of the way {complete with your pets} or want to learn how to craft the perfect fall floral arrangement, there’s plenty to do this weekend. Here are 15 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend.

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

    *UPCOMING Featured Events*

    Jersey City Craft Brew Fest: Saturday, November 18th from 1:00-4:30PM and 6:00-9:30PM

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    Next weekend on November 18th, the Jersey City Craft Brew Fest will return to the Harborside Atrium featuring over 150 styles of craft beer. The festival will be celebrated in the spirit of Oktoberfest and feature a wide variety of fermented beers and ciders, many of which are from local breweries. Guests can enjoy unlimited samples of beer throughout the event, along with entertainment, interactive games, and a variety of food options including newcomers Pizza Vita, Chavas Empanadas, Waffle it, and House of Cupcakes. There are two ticketed sessions for the event. The first session from 1:00PM-4:30PM and the second session runs from 6:00PM-9:30PM. Tickets are $65 for general admission or $15 for designated drivers not participating in the beer tasting. Click here to get your tickets. Make sure to use code HOBOKENGIRL for $20 off your ticket!

    The Hudson Wedding Social at Liberty Prime: Sunday, November 12th from 2:00PM-5:00PM

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    Calling all Hoboken and Jersey City brides: it’s time for the Hudson Wedding Social event so you can get your big day planned. There will of course be bubbly, music, sweets, wedding vendors, and so much more. Get your tickets here and make sure to use the code “HG” to get $5 off tickets.

    The Flying Ivories Duo at The Shep: Friday, November 10th 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.  

    Hoboken Girl Holiday Market: Tuesday, December 19th

    Save the date! Hoboken Girl is hosting a holiday market with local vendors so you can easily get all your holiday shopping done in one spot. All entry fees will go to the Dustin and Daniel Friedland scholarship fund. Stay in the know here; tickets coming soon!

    Hoboken Lean in Circle Evening with Regina Huber: Thursday, November 9th from 7:00PM-9:00PM

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    Join the Hoboken Lean in Circle for a transformative talk with Regina Huber, a transformational leadership coach for professional women and thought leaders and author of Speak up, Stand out and Shine – Speak Powerfully in Any Situation. The event will be held at WorkSocial {111 Town Square Pl.}, and entry is free! Get more info here. 

    Hustle Smarter Workshop: Thursday, November 9th from 6:30PM-9:00PM

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    It’s all about the hustle these days, but sometimes it’s just too much too handle. To help you make the most of hustling and branding, Luca Cusolito of Creative Enabler is hosting a must-attend seminar on how to brand and build your business on a beer budget at Fresh Tomato Studio {341 Grove Street}. Get your tickets here.

    4th Annual Cheers to a Cure at Kolo Klub: Thursday, November 9th from 7:00PM-10:00PM

    Head out to the Kolo Klub {1422 Grand Street } for an event benefitting the Lustgarten Foundation to support its mission to find a cure for pancreatic cancer in honor Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The foundation raised over $13,000 last year, but there’s still a lot more to give to help find a cure.

    Zeppelin Hall Presents Belgium: Opens Friday, November 10th 

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    Belgium is coming to Jersey City! Starting today through November 26th, Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty Drive} is offering the beer and cuisine of Belgium. From Belgian fries {yes, there’s a truffle flavor} to a loaded mussel menu and Belgian waffle strips, you’ll get your Belgian fix here.

    Fall Bouquet Jersey City Design Class: Friday, November 10th from 7:00PM-9:00PM

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    You never know when you’re going to need to whip out flower arranging skills, so put a new trick up your sleeve with a fall bouquet class taught by Florious’ founder at the Morgan at Provost Square {160 Morgan Street}. Take home a beautiful bouquet and you’ll get to enjoy beverages and snacks. Sign up here. 

    Humane Society Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, November 11th from 1:00PM-5:00PM

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    What’s better than booze and supporting our furry friends at Liberty Human Society? Enjoy a few cold ones and some whiskey at Hoboken Elks Lodge {1005 Washington Street}. There will be over 20 brews, fine whiskeys, a selection of wines to sip on, and $5 plates. All proceeds from the event will go to the Liberty Human Society! Purchase tickets here. 

    Stressbusters Guided Meditation: Saturday, November 11th from 2:00PM-3:30PM

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    If you’re in need of a recharge, here’s just what you need for the ultimate de-stresser. The Hand, Spirit & Earth Studio in downtown Jersey City {115 Mercer Street} is hosting the holistic event with aromatherapy, gemstones, and sound and breath movement exercises {the event is also going on Sunday, November 19th}. Buy your tickets {$25} here.

    Field Colony Bagels & Brushstrokes: Saturday, November 11th from 10:00AM-1:00PM

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    Love the idea of working from home, but can’t seem to focus? Introducing Field Colony {1001 Bloomfield Street}, the Mile Square’s newest community office for local telecommuters. To celebrate, they’re having a coffee and bagel event where you can tour the space and learn more about the upcoming art classes. In addition to the camaraderie and collaboration fostered at Field Colony, members have access to amenities such as a fixed desk, high-speed internet, printer/copier/scanner, conference rooms, kitchen, lounge, storage, and more. Membership is $300 per month, but day passes are available for only $20. Members receive discounts on all classes, just another perk of the monthly membership package.

    Townhouse Shops 10-Year Anniversary Sale: Saturday, November 11th – Black Friday

    Shoppers, start your engines: Townhouse Shops {620 Washington Street} is having a a mega sale with 20% off new arrivals, bogo free jewelry, bogo half all accessories, a free scarf or hat with $50 purchase, and free gift wrapping. Whether you want a gift for yourself or need to get a bunch of holiday shopping done, you know where to go for the latest trends.

    The Reckoning: Live Music, Burlesque, Purgatory: Saturday, November 11th at 8:00PM

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    It’s time to enter the purgatory at The Reckoning, where you’ll experience live music from Andres Lorenz, Donovan Cain, andFrancesca Tedeschi and internationally-renowned burlesque dancers including Apathy Angel, Broody Valentino, and Falana Fox at the Jersey City Theater Center {339 Newark Avenue}. This is a 21+ event. Get your tickets here. 

    Tessa Bilingual Excellence Open House: Saturday, November 11th from 9:30AM-11:00AM

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    Join Professor Brian Collins at Tessa International’s new space in the Monroe Center to learn all about the benefits of bilingualism. The event is $10 per family: RSVP at meetus@tessais.org.

    And The Clouds Whispered – Artwork by Diana Rivera: Sunday, November 12th from 3:00PM-6:00PM

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    Meet artist Diana Rivera at the A Gallery in A Condominiums {389 Washington Street, JC} to celebrate her brand new artwork. Rivera has has been named one of the top Latina bloggers and has been featured in Time Out New York and Bust magazine. Get more information here. 

    Barre Method Open House: Sunday, November 12th {multiple classes available}

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    Been wanting to try Barre Method, but don’t know how to start? Get the lowdown at their open house this weekend {also Saturday} by trying out a FREE class so you can try it out IRL before you commit. All classes are beginner friendly and open to new clients only. Create an account here, then email hoboken @barremethod.com to reserve your class.

    Furry Christmas at Celebrate Life Studio: Sunday, November 12th from 1:00PM-3:00PM

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    While we might not be prepared for the Christmas season, we can guarantee a professional pic with your pup and Santa will get you in the mood to kick off the holidays. Gather the entire family, get dressed up in your finest clothes, head to Celebrate Life Studio {1200 Park Ave.} and say “Cheese!” Mimosa Digital will also offer 50% off cards. RSVP here.

    North River Sing Open Rehearsal: Sunday, November 12th from 5:15PM-6:15PM

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    Ready to bust out your best vocals? Come mingle and sing with other singers with an open rehearsal at St. Matthews Church {83 Wayne Street}. After, there will be wine and cheese, which is enough of a reason to head out! Click here for more info.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, November 13th: BossUpJC 3 at CP5 Studio

    Tuesday, November 14th: Mile Square City Readers Book Club at the Hoboken Public Library 

    Tuesday, November 14th: Beards and Braids class for daughters and dads at Tre Chique

    Wednesday, November 15th: Jazz Night at Talde

    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.


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