• Top 18 Things To Do In Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {April 27, 2017}

    Rainy day {or, should we say week} blues got you down? Sulk, no more — we have a ton of weekend events going on in the Mile Square + Jersey City to make up for it. Treat yourself to some shopping {okay fine, lots of shopping}, take part in some Hoboken volunteer opportunities, comedy shows, crystal readings + more! Here’s what’s going down:

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    Upcoming Featured Event:

    Groove On Grove at Grove Street Path Plaza: Every Wednesday in JC {from May – September} from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Free concerts every Wednesday evening? Sounds, quite literally, like music to our ears: Jersey City is celebrating 10 years of Groove on Grove starting in May {which is only a few days away}, so don’t miss out on weekly live music at the Grove Street Path Plaza this summer – you’re welcome.

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    Farmer’s Market at Grove Street Path Plaza: Every Monday + Thursday {from May – December} from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 

    For the best fresh produce +  vendors around, you’ll definitely want to check out the Farmer’s Market at Grove Street Path Plaza as well – starting in May {all the way up until December}, Mondays + Thursdays will be the days to shop some of the best selections of fruits + veggies from local farms.

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    Lutze Biergarten’s Opening Cinco de Mayo Party: Friday, May 5th — Ribbon Cutting at 3:30 PM, Celebration from 5:00 PM – Midnight

    The Hudson River Waterfront is about to get even better. On May 5, the Lutze Biergarten will open in Jersey City at Harborside located at 15 Second Street. Their opening Cinco De Mayo Celebration will include over 100 vendors, food trucks, live music, games, giveaways, and fireworks {so fun!}. Mack-Cali, responsible for opening the biergarten, plans to donate a substantial portion of profits to local charities and political causes that benefit Jersey City. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening on May 5 will take place at 3:30PM and the celebration will last from 5:00PM-midnight. Make sure to mark your calendars!

    Hoboken Girl Helps Dress Sale for Charity: Thursday, April 27th from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Hoboken High School {800 Clinton Street}

    Know a middle or high school student in Hoboken/JC? Hoboken Girl Helps’ much-anticipated Prom Prep Rally Dress Drive  is officially happening Thursday {aka today} 4/27  at Hoboken High School {an event that the Hoboken Girl Helps team is suuuuper excited about}, and we’re encouraging you to spread the word with any Hudson County teens that would like to buy dresses/makeup/accessories. We have over 1000 DRESSES that are new and gently-used, as well as NEW makeup, jewelry, and other accessories to purchase for $5 and under. Cash only {all of the money raised at the event will go to the nonprofit org, Suits for Success}. Please email hobokengirlteam@gmail.com with any questions. See you at the Hoboken High School gym – bring a shopping bag {parents welcome with students also}!

    Halifax Gives Back: Every day during breakfast, lunch + dinner

    Hey, Halifax diners — lots of good stuff going on down at the restaurant at The W. The Hoboken restaurant’s new Halifax Give Back initiative is here to save you some moola, and it’s as easy-peasy as saying the code word “Kingfisher.” Yup, you read that right: get the sales tax of your breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal {excluding brunch} comped simply by dropping the name of the Halifax logo {pictured above} the Kingfisher. Even better, the promotion is in effect daily — and just in time: Halifax’s outdoor seating {which overlooks the Hudson River + NYC} officially opens on Thursday. Dinner with a view? We think so. Happy dining!

    New York Designer Fashion Comes to W Hoboken at W Hoboken: Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th at 10:00 AM

    We love pop-ups, which is why we’re totally pumped about Another Garde‘s pop up shop at W Hoboken {225 River St.} this weekend: shop NY’s cutest looks, from urban to comfy, right here in the comfort of the Mile Square {that’s right, avoid all the chaos and shop — stress-free}. The best part is, if you can’t make it Thursday {10 AM-9 PM}, they’re hosting another pop-up on Friday {10 AM – 7 PM} as well. Helloooo, retail therapy. 

    Astronomy for Everyone at Hoboken Public Library: Thursday, April 27th from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    The Hoboken Public Library is hosting a free event open to all ages this Thursday, and it sounds pretty awesome: learn all about the Universe at their Astronomy For Everyone: The Size & Scale of The Universe event, hosted by astronomer Kevin Manning. In addition to learning some out-of-this-world stuff {excuse the pun}, you’ll also be able to check out the night sky through a handcrafted telescope outside. Bring your little ones to learn all about outer space — adults guaranteed to learn some pretty cool new facts, too. 

    NJ Funnyfest at The Shannon Hoboken: Friday, April 28th at 7:00 PM

    If you’re in need of a laugh after this long, dreary week, NJ FunnyFest should do just the trick. This Friday at The Shannon {or this Saturday, at Raval in Jersey City}, catch some of the funniest comedians {as seen on Comedy Central, the Wendy Williams show, the Late Show, etc. — full lineup here} take the stage for one of the greatest comedy shows in the area. Tickets are only $15, and you can purchase them here.

    DIY Ladder Wall Shelf at DIY Uncorked: Friday, April 28th from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    ^ this is what you’ll be making – too cute!

    For a cute new piece to add to your living space, attend DIY Uncorked’s event this Friday night: you’ll be DIY’ing your very own ladder wall shelf {the perfect rustic touch to your bedroom or living room}. If you need a spot to store your cutest knick-knacks, this is it. During the two-hour class, you’ll learn to put together + stain this chic piece {no experience required, BTW}. Book your spot here before they fill up!

    Sights, Bites, & Sips at Antique Bar and Bakery: Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM – 12:30 PM

    Okay, talk about the ultimate trifecta: a guided run {led by City Running Tours}, followed by delish food, and wine tasting? Sign us up, asap. This Saturday, join other Hoboken residents for Sights, Bites, & Sips: take a scenic run around Hoboken {starting + ending at Antique Bar and Bakery}, and reward yourself afterwards with some of the bakery’s best bites {say that five times fast} by chef Paul Gerard and an afternoon of wine tasting, courtesy of Grapeful. You’ll be able to check out some pretty cool places on your run, including Frank Sinatra’s birthplace. This event is open to anyone 21+ {buy tickets here}, but would be especially cool for new Hoboken residents to check out all that the beloved city has to offer. Bonus: proceeds are donated directly to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

    Jak Jewels x The Nail Loft at The Nail Loft Jersey City: Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    ^ a cute new necklace + a much needed mani? Yes and yes {via}

    Shopping + Pampering one happy Hoboken Girl, indeed. On Saturday morning, Jak Jewels is teaming up with The Nail Loft in Jersey City for  a relaxing afternoon of adding brand new accessories {but seriously, they have the most adorable necklaces + rings!} to your wardrobe, and a fresh mani to your look.

    Spring Fling Community Cleanup at Church Square Park: Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  

    Here’s another great opportunity to give back to your community: this Saturday, join the  City of Hoboken {along with our Hoboken Girl Helps teams, too!} at this year’s Spring Fling Community Cleanup {did someone say spring cleaning?} Get ready to get down + dirty by planting, painting, + tidying up our local schools, parks + roadways. Bring water/snacks/gloves. Sign up HERE to be a part of one of our teams.

    Read More: Hoboken Girl Helps: Spring Fling Cleanup Day

    Holi Hai Festival of Colors at Exchange Place & Grundy Pier, Jersey City: Saturday, April 29th from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Brighten up this gloomy week with Rimli Roy & Surati’s Holi Hai Festival of Colors this Saturday: enjoy live music + dancing, food + vendors, and a cash bar. The Jersey City event is free to attend, and you can bring the whole family for a day of fun along the Hudson waterfront. More info on the event can be found here.

    Learn Language Hoboken Eataly Trip at Eataly {World Trade Center}: Saturday, April 29th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

    Interested in learning a new language + culture? Join Learn Language Hoboken for an event this Saturday afternoon at Eataly in New York {World Trade Center}, to learn some Italian history, as well as their food origins, and even a bit of the language. The trip is only $10, and all you’ve got to do is meet at the Hoboken Path Station at 1 PM — and you’re off to Italy.

    Crystal Readings with Martha at Modern Sage Jersey City: Saturday, April 29th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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    If you’re looking for some guidance, Modern Sage is holding crystal readings this Saturday by Martha. The readings at Modern Sage in JC {similar to a Tarot reading – but not quite} use intuition + crystals to gain insight on your life journey. Call 201-360-2318 asap, as the readings usually book up quickly!

    Sweat and Sculpt at Prime Cycle Downtown: Saturday, April 29th from 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM 

    It’s still not too late to get your dream beach bod: let instructor Alexa D help you out at Prime Cycle this Saturday afternoon for a Sweat and Sculpt spring event that, between cycling + pilates, will surely have you sweating. For $45, get in a great workout + win free giveaways, raffles, a t-shirt, and munch on some snacks by local food vendors.

    Pilates, Poop, & Libations at the Brunswick Center: Sunday, April 3oth at 11AM

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    Join Doody Free Girl for a two-hour workshop to get the scoop on the benefits of pilates and how it affects your poop {along with some libations to enjoy}. The event costs $25 and is filling up fast, so make sure to sign up here ASAP.

    Final Show and After Party 3rd Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival at The Dubliner: Sunday, April 30th at 8:00 PM

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    Here’s another comedy show {well, festival} because we could always use a good laugh: head to The Dubliner this Sunday night for a Sunday Funday like no other. The 3rd Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival will feature a lineup of all-star comedians on the newly-renovated rooftop, followed by a killer after party – grab your tickets here ASAP.

    Want another weekend adventure? Read all about a new find: A Visit to the New Cafe In Jersey City Heights {The Cliff}

    Be sure to tag us in your weekend activities @HobokenGirlBlog! Have a good one 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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    • HI! Tried checking out the Soho Garden Flower & Garden grand opening but they were closed. Found on their facebook that the opening is actually May 6, just a heads up!

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