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  • Top 13 Things To Do This Weekend in Hoboken + Jersey City {September 7th-10th, 2017}

    Labor Day has come and gone, you’ve put the white pants away {JK, white is for year round}, and it’s time to start buckling down for fall. This weekend, there’s a plethora of activities to take your mind off the stress of the week: from the annual Hoboken Italian Festival {helloooo, food feast} to plenty of ways to get your fitness or drink on, you def won’t be twiddling your thumbs this weekend. Here are 13 things to do in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend. 

    *Featured Event *

    Jersey City Wine Fest at the Harborside Atrium: Saturday, September 9th from 6:00PM – 10:00AM  

    It’s the return of the The Jersey City Wine Fest. This fest is your “all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world.” Taking place at the Harborside JC Atrium {153 Harborside Plaza Two}, this event is a can’t-miss. Enjoy a skyline view in addition to unlimited wine samples, yummy food, seminars, live entertainment by Stereo Junkies Band, and interactive games. General Admission is from 6PM – 9:30PM. Get your tix here and be sure to use code HOBOKENGIRL for $15 off your ticket!

    Hoboken Italian Festival on Sinatra Drive: Thursday, September 7th — Sunday, September 10th from 10:00AM-11:00PM

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    The Hoboken Italian Festival {in honor of Madonna Dei Martiri} rings in its 91st anniversary this year with a wave of activities, music, a feast, and more that you won’t want to miss. This festival is traditionally celebrated on September 8th, which is the universal celebration of the Nativity of Mary. From a pizza eating contest and cannoli eating contest to a fireworks extravaganza and a procession throughout the Mile Square, it’ll be difficult to not participate in some way. Get all the details here.

    Board of Education Candidates Forum at the Church of Our Lady is Grace: Thursday, September 7th at 7:00PM

    Hear from the Board of Education candidates at the Church of Our Lady is Grace {422 Willow Ave.}, so you can make an informed decision on November 7th. The event will follow the regular format of the Hoboken Quality of Life Commission and will be moderated by Bob Bowdon, a professional interviewer and longtime resident of Hoboken.

    Tap Into Hudson Networking Event at the Culinary Arts Institute: Thursday, September 7th from 6:00 – 8:00PM

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    Eat, drink, mingle, and repeat! Take the usual edge off of networking with a lively happy hour setting at the Culinary Conference Center at Hudson County Community College {161 Newkirk Street}. The featured speaker will be Jason Rand, the creative director at HarrisonRand. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Sign up here.

    Hub Hoboken Grand Opening: Thursday, September 7th at 3:00PM

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    You can add another go-to sports bar to your list with the grand opening of Hub {16 Hudson Place}, which will be broadcasting the Michael Kay Show live starting at 3PM and will feature plenty of other sports personality guest appearances. The new bi-level sports venue is not just a full-scale restaurant serving up some serious burgers, wings, and more, but it’s also a huge event space. Check out the restaurant here.

    JC Fridays {Various Locations}: Friday, September 8th, Times Vary by Location

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    JC Fridays are back with 31 events in 11 locations, so there’s no excuse not to check things out and support the local arts community. The free event is an all-day celebration of the arts and will feature a group show called “New Jersey + You – Perfect Together,” that celebrates the beauty of Jersey, an educational kids station where your little ones can create collages, a viewing of The Base 12 Project, live music at The Whealth Cafe, and a “New Waves” performance, which is an interactive experience. Find a location near you here.

    Sylvana Joyce + The Moment’s party at Maxwell’s Tavern: Friday, September 8th at 9:00PM

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    You’re in for a REAL treat with a breathtaking performance by Sylvana Joyce + the Moment at Maxwell’s Tavern, featuring the lighting choreographer from Hamilton {yes, THAT Hamilton}. Highly accoladed by the likes of The Huffington Post, Joyce’s performance isn’t one to be missed.

    New Jersey Tap Takeover at The Shepherd and The Knucklehead: Friday, September 8th at 12:00PM

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    What’s on tap, you ask? Just 60 different types of tasty brews right from our Garden State, of course! If you missed last month’s event — or just didn’t get enough — this month you have another chance to explore local beers.

    12th Annual Back to Hoboken Bar Crawl: Saturday, September 9th from 12:00PM-8:00PM

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    Join Hoboken Happy Hours for one of the booziest events all year. Your $20 ticket includes a custom bar crawl t-shirt, exclusive drink specials {every bar will offer $3 Coors Light Drafts, $4 Jack Daniels drinks, and $4 well vodka drinks. Goodbye, summertime sadness. Buy your tickets here.

    2nd Annual JC First Responders Charity Cook-off at The Beacon: Saturday, September 9th at 11:00AM – 4:00PM  

    Good food for a good cause — come by The Beacon at Overlook Park {20 Beacon Way} for samplings of a variety of foods created and prepared by Jersey City’s local EMTs, Police Force, and Firefighters. Be sure to vote for your factories, and come by early for kids activities, music, and more. Check out more info on ticket info here.

    Lutze Rescue Bash: Saturday, September 9th at 11:30AM

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    Enjoy a couple of your favorite things {like good drinks and puppies} at Lutze Biergarten {3 Second Street}. If you’re not on the market for a new furry family member, you can also join in on the fun with live music, raffle prizes, face-painting, and of course, an all-day happy hour. Check out the details here.

    Free Fitness Bootcamp on Sinatra Drive: Saturday, September 9th at 9:00AM

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    Join trainer Kyle Colyar of Go Hard Fitness for a FREE class that will teach you how to set goals and stay motivated, how to create a nutrition plan — and you’ll learn how to drop some LBS in just one week. The session will also include stretching and a light workout, so make sure to wear comfortable gear. Register here.

    Jersey City’s First Major Folk Festival: Saturday, September 9th {All Day}

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    There’s a first time for everything, and this Saturday, it’s a folk festival in JC in Cathedral Hall {380 Montgomery Street}. Hudson West Folk Festival is a day-long event that will feature workshops, food, drink, and plenty of music from regional acts including The Mammals, The Chapin Sisters, and more. Plus, proceeds will benefit the cultural programs of 4th Street Arts. Tickets are $25 {$30 at the door}. Get more info here.

    NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys at The Shep: Sunday, September 10th at 7:30PM

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    One of Hoboken’s favorite seasons is back: football season. Kick things off at The Shepherd + The Knucklehead {1313 Willow Ave.} for the Giants vs. Cowboys game. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit Layups 4 Life, which supports the fight against cancer. Enjoy drink specials, 75 cent wings {not a drill}, $2 off tacos and sliders, and a lot more.

    Upcoming weekday events:

    Monday, September 11th at 9AM — National Day of Service and Remembrance with Saint Peter’s University 

    Tuesday, September 12th — Paint + Sip at The Hutton

    Wednesday, September 13th at 7PM Yoga for Runners at Devotion Yoga

     

    On your mark, get set, get going this 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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