• 22 Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {November 8-11, 2018}

    We voted, we braved the rain and cold, we worked — and now it’s time to enjoy the weekend ahead. We’ve got our top 22 events happening in Hoboken and Jersey City this weekend listed below. Get out there and enjoy!

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    **Upcoming Featured Events**

    Jeff Lake Camp Pop-Up in Hoboken — Sunday, November 11th from 2:00PM-4:00PM

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    Jeff Lake Camp is bringing its signature blend of spirit, tradition, fun, and friendship to Hoboken this Sunday afternoon at Little City Play {1400 Hudson Street}. Children ages 3-13 can enjoy camper favorites — including a Thanksgiving-themed craft station, Make Your Own S’mores and Candy Sushi, Lawn Games and more. Stop by anytime between 2:00PM-4:00PM to learn more about the camp.

    Fund for a Better Waterfront Fundraiser in Hoboken — Thursday, November 15th from 7:00PM-9:00PM

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    Join Fund for a Better Waterfront for their annual fundraising event, Connect the Waterfront 2018. Enjoy music, an open bar, a sampling of hors d-oeuvres, and more. Fund a Better Waterfront will also be presenting the 2018 Riparian Award to The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and Noelle Thurlow of Resilience Paddle Sports for their work introducing thousands of people to recreation along the Hudson River each year. In the process, they have fostered a group of strong advocates to preserve the Hoboken Cove as a public recreational resource. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.

    Weekend Events

    One Sol Grand Opening in Hoboken — Thursday, November 8th from 5:00PM-9:00PM

    One Sol {formerly No. 18 Boutique} is celebrating its grand opening with bites and drinks from Antique Bakery as well as live music by James Calleo. One Sol is located at 1125 Maxwell Lane.

    Hudson Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner — Thursday, November 8th from 6:00PM-10:00PM

    The 7th annual Hoboken Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner is happening this Thursday evening at the Hoboken Elks Club {1005 Washington Street} Local businesses being awarded and recognized include Charritos, Antique Bar & Bakery, Tutta Pesca, Investors Bank, Ernst & Young, Soul Cycle, Leos Grandevous, Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken Charter School, and more, {including Hoboken Girl!}. Get more information about the event here.

    Cheers to a Cure at Kolo Klub — Thursday, November 8th from 7:00PM-10:00PM

    Together with the Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research, Kolo Klub {1422 Grand Street, Hoboken} is hosting a night full of food, drinks, raffles, and a silent auction to support cancer research. Tickets are $21.72 and can be purchased on here.

    2018 RISE Celebration in Jersey City — Thursday, November 8th at 4:00PM

    Rising Tide Capital will be taking over the Harborside Atrium {210 Hudson Street} for the 2018 Rise Celebration to highlight leaders in the community through entrepreneurship. The evening will begin at 4:00PM with the celebration filled with music, food and drinks kicking-off at 7:00PM. For tickets and more information check out the website here.

    Shakespeare in Jersey City — Thursday, November 8th from 7:00PM-9:00PM

    Local Shakespeare fans, you’re in luck. This Thursday, get the chance to meet actors Jonathan Forbes, Geoffery Owens, Edin Brolin, and others from the spring 2019 production of Hamlet. The event will take place at the home of Andrew Wilson + Caroline Sadlowski and cocktails will be provided. To RSVP, email info@shakespeare-at.org.

    Gravy Train Live at Green Rock — Thursday, November 8th at 8:00PM

    Gravy Train, a popular New Jersey cover band, will return to Green Rock {70 Hudson Street in Hoboken} this Thursday night. Along with the live music, also enjoy Thursday night football and drink specials all night long. Get more information here.

    Hoboken Happy Hours Hoboken Cocktail Week — Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 18th

    Hoboken Cocktail Week {hosted by Hoboken Happy Hours} is back for the fall and is bigger and better than ever. Enjoy 10 days of exploring different cocktails from Hoboken bars and restaurants. Get more information here.

    Suite Tee Ribbon Cutting in Jersey City — Friday, November 9th at 11:00AM

    Suite Tee, a new wax parlor in downtown Jersey City, will be opening its doors officially this Friday. Join the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District {HDSID} for the ribbon cutting at 172 Newark Avenue, 2nd floor. Get more information here.

    Sw3At Sauna Studio Ribbon Cutting in Jersey City — Friday, November 9th at 11:30AM

    Join the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District {HDSID} for another special ribbon cutting in Jersey City. Sw3At Sauna Studio will be opening at 172 Newark Avenue, 3rd floor. Get more information here.

    Luck Be a Rescue Charity Night in Hoboken — Friday, November 9th from 6:00PM-11:00PM

    The No Suffer Society is hosting a Vegas-themed fundraiser to support unadopted pets all across the planet. Enjoy light bites, refreshments, and dessert as well as adoption-inspired games and activities. Get more information here.

    Jersey City Theater Center Presents Trojan Women — Running through Sunday, November 18th at 7:30PM

    Jersey City Theater Center’s newest play, Trojan Women, opens this Friday night and will have an 11-show run. Tickets are $25. Get more info and purchase tickets here.

    Holiday Pop-Up at Cork Wine & Spirits in Hoboken — Saturday, November 10th from 12:00PM-6:00PM

    Every Saturday through December 22nd, Cork Wine & Spirits {1450 Washington Street} will be hosting a pop-up shop with candles, accessories, essential oils, wine, chocolate, pies, cookies, stocking stuffers, and more.

    Bozzutostock 2018 at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge — Saturday, November 10th at 7:30PM

    Woodstock is coming to Jersey City — this third annual ’60’s fest is happening this Saturday evening at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge {340 Third Street}. Enjoy drinks, music, and dancing while being dressed in your ’60s best. Get more information here.

    James Calleo at Fox and Crow — Saturday, November 10th at 10:00PM

    Watch local singer and songwriter, James Calleo, perform live at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City} this Saturday night. Get more information here.

    The Benjamins Live at Willie McBride’s — Saturday, November 10th at 11:00PM. 

    Known as “High Energy Entertainment in NJ”, The Benjamins perform over 300 events a year. While they have graced venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Benjamins love NJ and are ready for a night of fun at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street in Hoboken}. Purchase tickets here.

    Gravity Vault Hoboken Anniversary Party — Sunday, November 11th beginning at 9:00AM

    Gravity Vault {1423 Clinton Street} is celebrating their anniversary this Sunday with deals and free climbing opportunities. Free day passes are available from 9:00AM-12:00PM, free climbs are available from 2:00PM-4:00PM, and there will be two free yoga classes at 10:00AM + 4:30PM. There will also be specials and discounts all day.

    Urban Gardening Workshop in Jersey City — Sunday, November 11th from 2:00PM-4:00PM

    Learn how to grow your own herbs indoors with Helena, a local urban gardener based in Jersey City. After the class, there will be a tea party with locally made kombucha and snacks. Get more information here.

    Relax + Restore: Wounded Warrior Project — Sunday, November 11th from 2:00PM-3:15PM

    Join Asana Soul Practice at their Jersey City location {1st Street + Provost Street} for a special yoga and meditation class that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Veteran’s Day. Get more information here.

    Veteran’s Day Commemoration at the Hoboken Historical Museum — Sunday, November 11th at 4:00PM

    On Veteran’s Day, Douglas Taurel will perform his new play “An American Soldier’s Journey Home” at the Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street} at 4:00PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance here, or at the door.

    Other North Jersey Events

    Birdman Live at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) — Thursday, November 8th at 7:30PM

    Experience the Oscar-winning film, Birdman, like you’ve never seen it before, performed by composer and jazz drummer, Antonio Sanchez. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

    Upcoming Weekday Events:

    Monday, November 12th — Veteran’s Day

    Monday, November 12th — Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmer’s Market {4:00PM}

    Monday, November 12th — Hoboken Housing Authority Family & Community Dinner. Get more information here.

    Monday, November 12th — Pre-holiday Health Prep in Hoboken. More information here.

    Monday, November 12th — Kids eat free at Black Bear in Hoboken

    Monday, November 12th — Half-priced Mondays at Coco Havana and Birch in Hoboken

    Tuesday, November 13th — Hoboken Farmer’s Market on Garden Street Between 4th + 5th {2:00PM-7:30PM}

    Tuesday, November 13th — OMG Burger & Brew grand opening in Long Valley, New Jersey. More information here.

    Wednesday, November 14th — Voice Over Workshop in Jersey City {7:00PM-9:00PM}. Get more information here.

    Wednesday, November 14th — Python for Adults Coding Workshop at Coditum in Hoboken. Get more information here.

    It’s time to get planning — happy weekend!

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    Written by:

    Briana, a born and raised Hoboken girl, has a strong passion for the town she knows and loves so much. She’s seen many changes and embraces both the old and new aspects of Hoboken. When she’s not working at Hoboken Girl as an Editorial/Marketing Assistant, she’s most likely in her pjs shopping online, eating her way through the Mile Square with her fellow foodie fiancé, or planning her next cruise or Disney vacation — but even more important is her love for cats (she has 3).


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