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  • The Top 10 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {March 17, 2017}

    After being cooped up inside this week during the snowstorm, the cabin fever is real. Luckily, an eventful weekend in Hoboken + JC will serve as your cure – so lace up your snow boots and head outside for all the happenings, which include laser shows, green doughnuts, book readings, cocktails, face painting + more! Check out what’s going on in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend:

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    Jersey City Whiskey Fest @ Harborside Jersey City Atrium: Friday, March 24th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Calling all whiskey lovers: don’t forget to grab your tickets to Whiskey Fest next Friday – for $65, sample some of the best spirits + whiskeys {bourbon, rye, single malt, scotch, blended, Canadian, Tennessee, and Irish}, check out the awesome vendors, jam out to some tunes and pig out on yummy food {food vendors include The Cow and The Curd, Waffle It & Co, Rita’s, Bacon Me Crazy, and more}. They even have an unbeatable ticket deal for designated drivers: DD’s, your ticket only costs $15 dollars!

    LSC After Dark party at Liberty Science Center: Thursday, March 16th from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    With Saint Patrick’s Day tomorrow, there’s really no better time to go green – Liberty Science Center’s “Go Green, Get Lucky” themed party this Thursday night is the perfect way to ease into the holiday with cocktails, food, music {Irish dancing and bagpipes} + fun eco-inspired activities to participate in. There will be a laser show, as well as other must-see exhibits: a Rock Wall, Touch Tunnel, Infinity Climber, and a bunch of others. More information about the event, as well as tickets, can be found here.

    Career Cues at AaRaa Accessories: Thursday, March 16th from 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM 

    In lieu of Women’s History Month, join three inspiring women as they speak about success in their industries, in a panel moderated by Jennifer Rose. It’s an awesome opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine and some munchies while gaining insight on how to thrive in your field — Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot for just $10 here. {100% of the admissions will be donated to Church World Services in Jersey City}.

    Green Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme in Jersey City: Friday, March 17th all day

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    You doughnut want to miss this {sorrrrry, had to}: Jersey City’s Krispy Kreme is getting festive for the holiday with green doughnuts. Pre-order your green original glazed doughnuts {anywhere from 2 dozen to 20 dozen – perfect for a St. Paddy’s day party, or simply a festive treat to bring with you to the office}. PSA: calories don’t count on holidays.

    March Breakfast Club at Halifax (Hoboken/Hudson County Chamber Members Only): Friday, March 17th from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

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    Rise + shine, Hoboken and Hudson County Chamber Members – on Friday morning, a breakfast club will be held at the Halifax, giving you the awesome opportunity to network, pitch business ideas, and listen to a few guest speakers. Tickets {which include breakfast} are only $20, and you can purchase them here {PS: non-members are able to attend as guests of a member}.

    St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl at Hoboken Bar & Grill: Friday, March 17th from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Skip the crowded streets of NYC on St. Paddy’s day and opt for a more low-key day of barhopping in the ‘Boken – this Friday, the nationwide St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl in the Mile Square will have you sham-rocking around the Mile Square in your brightest greens. Registration begins at Hoboken Bar & Grill {tix here}, and participating bars include: House of Que, Biggie’s, Texas Arizona, & many others.

    Family Fun Day at House of ‘Que: Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Spend quality family time at House of ‘Que this weekend for Family Fun Day – entertain the little ones with face painting, magicians, balloon animals & more, while you sit back and enjoy the live music {& a brew, or two}.

    NYC Teen Author Festival Preview Day at Little City Books: Saturday, March 18th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    If you’re in need of a good book to snuggle up with, stop by Little City Books on Saturday for book readings by seven young adult authors {an NYC Teen Author Festival 2017 preview}. The event is completely free to attend, and who knows – you just might find your new favorite read.

    The Purple Diaries: Unveiling The Truths & Untold Stories of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at Light Rail Cafe: Saturday, March 18th from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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    Join Program Manager for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs Quarticha Perkins and Founder and Life Coach of “In Purpose on Purpose” Jennifer Watterman for an opportunity to learn about domestic violence and sexual assault, and help break the silence. Refreshments will be served during the event, and – you’ll have a chance to hear some eye-opening stories. Buy your tickets here. 

    Hunka Bunka Classics Reunion at Birch: Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 PM 

    Big fan of classics? Throw it way back this Saturday night at newly-opened Birch with jams by DJ Kipples, John Frrugio and Joe Giorgio {that’s not all you’ll be throwing back: $3 Fireball, $4 Bud Light, + $5 well drinks from 10 to 11 PM are the perfect way to celebrate Hunka Bunka’s 30-year anniversary}.

    Quilting Cake Class at Carlo’s Bake Shop: Sunday, March 19th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Sundays are for sweets – head to Carlo’s Bakery in Jersey City Sunday morning for a 2-hour Quilting Cake class – and become a professional baker in no time 😉 {PS – there are only 13 tickets left, so make sure to get yours ASAP}. Make your very own quilted cake with the help of expert decorators, and bam: Dessert for later = check.

    Upcoming Weekday Events

    Monday, March 20th from 7:00 PM-7:45 PM – Meditation & Mindfulness at Devotion Yoga {sign up + see their full schedule of events here}.

    Tuesday, March 21st all day-World Down Syndrome & Rock Your Socks Day – Raise awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome by getting your school or business to sport the craziest pair of socks they own: brightly colored, mismatched, funky patterns, – anything goes. Rock your wackiest socks to support all of the awesome individuals who rock their extra chromosome {hosted by Rock the 21 – a nonprofit org that supports DS}.

    Wednesday, March 22nd from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM- Geeks Who Drink Quiz Night at Pint {34 Wayne Street, Jersey City}

    Let us know what your weekend plans are! Xo

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    Krista is a 20-something Jersey Girl who lives in oversized sweaters and oversized sunglasses. Although she currently resides in North Jersey, she was born and raised in South Jersey and will always choose a hoagie over a sub and a pork roll over Taylor ham in the endless debates. She believes wholeheartedly in Sunday dinners, retail therapy, and stellar Instagram captions. When she’s not writing, shopping, or pretending to be a better skier than she actually is, she can be found winding down with a glass of Riesling in one hand and a good book or magazine in the other.


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