The HDSID Summer/Autumn Farmers’ Market will be at the Grove PATH Plaza every Monday and Thursday now through December 20th. Shop at a variety of local vendors including Stony Hill Farms, Hoboken Farms, Cake Jars, and many more. Learn more here.
The Hoboken Historical Museum hosts a live-streamed program called Hoboken Talks every Thursday that is streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter and features a different guest every week. This week features popular children’s music entertainer Ron Albanese, aka Polka Dot. Register here.
The city of Hoboken recently released its summer schedule of Concerts in the Park and other events, including tributes over the summer to three musical legends: Hoboken native Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, and songwriting great Tom Petty. Please see the flyer for each location. Learn more here.
Artist talk with Donna O’Grady
Friday, July 30th | 7PM-8PM
The Hoboken Museum will host a live-streamed artist talk with Hoboken artist Donna O’Grady, whose second Museum show, “Light at Play in Hoboken” opens in the Upper Gallery starting Sunday, August 1st with a reception from 2PM – 5PM. Learn more here.
Jersey City Movies in the Park: Beauty and the Beast
Friday, July 30th | 8PM
Enjoy Movies in the Park on July 30th at Arlington Park. Learn more here.
HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market
Friday, July 30th, Saturday, July 31st + Wednesday, August 4th | Every Friday + Wednesday from 3PM-9PM + Saturday, 12PM-6PM
HDSID’s Artist + Maker Market (Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City) is open-air bazaar featuring locally crafted fine art and hand-crafted goods from small businesses while connecting artists and artisans with the Jersey City and Metro NYC community. Learn more here.
Smorgasburg Food Festival
Saturday, July 31st | 11AM-6PM | Every Saturday
Smorgasburg brings its incredible foodie expertise to 195 Hudson Street in Jersey City every Saturday. All COVID-19 protocols will be enforced in order to launch a safe program for the community. Free to attend. Guests may be required to pre-register to attend. Learn more here.
A Good Day Musical: Free Concert and Open House
Saturday, July 31st | 2PM
The Park Theatre will perform a new musical, A Good Day, by Eric B. Sirota on Saturday, July 31st. A Good Day is a bout a widowed artist, who finds himself brought into the life of his childhood girlfriend, his first love, his muse, who spurned him over 50 years ago, and who now has Alzheimer’s. Learn more here.
Weekend Jazz at The Cottage
Saturday, July 31st + Sunday, August 1st | 2:30PM-6PM
Head over to The Cottage for live jazz every Saturday and Sunday. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Free Rabies Vaccine Appointment for Your Pet
Saturday, July 31st | 8PM
Liberty Humane Society will host a free rabies vaccine appointment for your pet. Please book one appointment per pet. You can also purchase additional vaccines and/or have your pet microchipped. Dog licensing must be done on-site: please bring cash or money order, along with a completed dog license form. Learn more here.
Dueling Pianos at House of ‘Que
Saturday, July 31st | 8PM
Head over to House of ‘Que for their Dueling Pianos event, every Saturday. Learn more here.
2-Mile Fun Run or Walk with Slow AF
Sunday, August 1st | 10AM
Join a 2-mile fun run or walk every Sunday at 10AM. Learn more here.
Main Street Pops Gallery’s The Hours Devour Us Exhibit
Now-Sunday, August 1st
Stop by Pilsener Haus & Biergarten to view Diego Milian Chavez’s new exhibit, The Hours Devour Us, a photographic exhibit that contemplates the relentless passage of time and what we do with the hours allotted to us that define our lives.
Riverview Farmers Market
Sunday, August 1st | 10AM-2PM
The Riverview Farmers Market in Jersey City has fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more every Sunday 10AM-2PM. Learn more here.
Hoboken Cove Boathouse Summer Kayaking + Paddle-Boarding
Sunday, August 1st | 11AM-3PM
Hoboken Cove Boathouse is hosting an array of summer events including paddle boarding and kayaking. Join them every weekend through September 12th. Learn more here.
Pride Divas Salsa Brunch at Hard Grove in Jersey City
Sunday, August 1st | 12PM-3PM
The Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival and Hard Grove Restaurant invite you to join the Hard Grove’s 4th Annual Pride Divas Salsa Brunch. This will be one of JC Pride month’s kickoff events. Learn more here.
TANGENTS: New work by Miguel Cardenas
Sunday, August 1st-September 10th | 2PM-6PM
In celebration of Jersey City PRIDE month, the Art House Productions Gallery is excited to present “TANGENTS”, a solo exhibition of new work by Miguel Cardenas from August 1st to September 10th at Village West Gallery in Downtown Jersey City. Learn more here.
Jersey City’s Summerfest Concert Series
Sunday, August 1st | 6PM-8PM
The SummerFest concert series is back. SummerFest is a concert series that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Liberty State Park during the months of July and August. Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, Jazz, Blues, Vintage and Classic Rock, Country, Cuban Dance, Funk and R&B. Learn more here.
Get Your Vaccine at Hoboken University Medical Center
Hoboken University Medical Center encourages people to get vaccinated. The hospital offers the Pfizer + Moderna vaccines. Call the hospital’s vaccine hotline at 201.821.8972 or sign up here.
Swimming in Jersey City
Do some laps at Pershing Field’s Aquatic Center in Jersey City. Learn more here.
HER Drive Hudson County Hosted by Students In Action
Students In Action, a student-run mutual aid group based in Hudson County, is hosting a menstrual and hygiene product drive in order to help distribute donations to the Hudson County community in an effort to battle period poverty. They are collecting products for ALL menstruating people. Learn more here.
Open Call for Artists: Creativity Corner Hosted By The Hoboken Public Library
Ongoing | 2PM-3PM
Showcase your artwork, poetry, and designs on The Hoboken Public Library’s social media pages. Learn more here.
Magic Hour – A Play by Mile Square Theatre
In this ecstatic SWG dance/theatre work, performers fling themselves through a scary/happy/sad dreamscape in search of how to be, how to make an impact, and how to fade away. Winner of Best Feature Film at the NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival 2021. Reserve tickets here.
Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program
Thursday, July 29th | 4PM-6PM
Play Hoboken is offering a children’s chess program every Monday, Wednesday + Thursday. The first session is free. Parents can sign up their kids on the website. Sign up here.
Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum
Thursday, July 29th, Friday, July 30th + Tuesday, August 3rd | 11AM-2PM
Kids are welcome to enjoy some painting at the museum. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by adults. Masks are required. Learn more here.
Liberty Science Center’s Dino Dig Adventure Exhibit
Enter the 1,750-square-foot Dino Dig Adventure, where guests are immersed in the landscape of a real paleontological dig. Explore three dig pits and discover fascinating fossils poking out from the sand. Dig for fossils from seven different dinosaur species buried in more than 60 tons of sand. Learn more here.
Mozart for Munchkins
Sunday, August 1st | 10AM
Mozart for Munchkins creates a relaxed, interactive, and engaging environment where children and their families can experience and enjoy the wonders of classical music with a hint of jazz and bluegrass. Learn more here.
Storytime at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum
Sunday, August 1st | 1:30PM-2PM | Every Sunday
This storytime program is designed for the youngest museum visitors, ages 2 – 5 years, at the Fire Department Museum located at 213 Bloomfield Street. Stories and songs about city life are presented by Museum staff and guest readers every Sunday from 1:30PM – 2PM. All are invited, and the program costs $5 per family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more here.
View our Montclair Girl Events Guide for the Weekend— and for more events in Essex County, click here.
Greater NJ/NY Events
The Farmers’ Market at Hudson Yards
Thursday, July 28th | 10AM-6PM
Stop by the Hudson Yards’ Farmers’ Market every Tuesday + Thursday through September 30th on the Public Square + Gardens to shop local produce. Learn more here.
Dog Days of Summer Exhibit & Music on Main
Friday, July 29th | 5PM-9PM | Every Friday
There are over 120 dog and cat sculptures exhibited up and down the entire length of Main Street, Boonton. Learn more here.
Music with Michaela: Outdoor Music Class for Little Ones
Saturday, July 30th | 11:15PM- 12PM | Every Saturday
Little ones will learn seasonal songs, play instruments, move their bodies, and have fun with Michaela! The event will take place in the grassy area on the corner of Essex Street and Chestnut Street in Montclair. If there is a need for a rain date, you will be given a 3 hours notice prior to the start of class. Register here.
Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park
Saturday, July 30th | Multiple Times Available | Every Saturday
Head over to Branch Brook Park for some family roller skating every week. It’s open to all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sign up here.
Upcoming Weekday Events
New Parents Outdoor Meet-up at Cafe Esme
Monday, August 2nd | 10:30AM-12PM | Every Monday
Come out to have coffee and meet with other parents at Cafe Esme outdoors. They have a beautiful patio in the back to enjoy this summer. The meetup will be every Monday from 10:30AM-12PM. Babies and kids are welcome to join too. Learn more here.
Hoboken Historical Museum’s Let’s Play Together Kids’ Program
Monday, August 2nd | 3PM-4PM
Artist Issa Sow will lead “Let’s Play Together,” a weekly creativity workshop for kids ages 3-11. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Held outside in the walkway by the Museum entrance, the program is designed to be inclusive of children around the entire neurodiversity spectrum. The program is open to all, with a suggested $5 donation. Learn more here.
Weekly Summer Series Hosted by JC Families
Monday, August 2nd | 5PM-6:30PM
Stop by every Monday evening for a rotating series of family-friendly events that will include magic shows, puppet shows, music, and more. Events are free to attend. Learn more here.
Play! Hoboken Chess Kids’ Program
Monday, August 2nd, Wednesday, August 4th + Thursday, August 5th | 4PM-6PM
Play Hoboken is offering a children’s chess program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The first session is free. Sign up here.
JC Local Market
Tuesday, August 3rd | 3PM-7PM
Stop by this weekly market at Harborside – perfect for grabbing fresh produce on the way home from work. Expect a delicious variety of artisanal items, plus jewelry and more. Learn more here.
Saku Sushi-Making Class
Tuesday, August 3rd | 6PM-7:30PM
Take a sushi-making class at Saku in Hoboken. In this hour and a half class, you will learn how to make 3 types of rolls and how to make the rice vinegar for your sushi rice. Saku is located at 936 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Groove on Grove in JC
Wednesday, August 4th | 6PM-9PM
Groove on Grove is back! Head over to Grove PATH Plaza for good vibes and live music. Learn more here.
Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken
Wednesday, August 4th | 6PM
Learn how to play chess every Wednesday at Play Hoboken! The adult social chess night from 6-10PM is for all levels and basic instruction is available from 6PM-7PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase and it is a BYOB facility if anyone wishes to bring beer or wine. Learn more here.
Outdoor Yoga Jam: DJ Yoga With Asana Soul Practice
Wednesday, August 4th | 6:30PM-7:30PM
Get your flow on with Asana Soul. It occurs every Wednesday from 6:30PM-7:30PM. The event is free to attend. The location is 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City. Learn more here.
Free Community Knitting Virtual Class
Wednesday, August 4th | 7PM-PM
Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.
Ways to Give Back Locally
Computers 4 People | 51 Newark Street, Hoboken
As digital products continue to take over, what is known as the “digital divide” gets wider. The digital divide is a term used to describe the lack of access to technology such as computers, tablets, smartphones, etc due to decreased access to resources needed to obtain these products. Computers 4 People, started by teenager Dylan Zajac, is dedicated to collecting and refurbishing technology to distribute to individuals and groups in need. Computers 4 People will accept items such as old desktop computers, laptops, hard drives, tablets, keyboards, monitors, and more. The organization also accepts monetary donations. Additionally, if volunteers have experience in refurbishing computers or can store items, help in those areas is needed. Learn more here.
Dress for Success Hudson County | 591 Summit Avenue, Jersey City
Give confidence—this is the motto Dress for Success lives by. Dress for Success is a non-profit organization providing solutions to break the cycle of poverty for women. One of many ways the organization fulfills its mission is by making new and gently used professional attire available through collecting these items from generous donors. Items such as professional suits and dresses, blouses, work-appropriate footwear, new/unused undergarments, jewelry, and handbags (briefcases, portfolios, etc.). Please keep in mind that many of the women benefitting from the donations often head straight to a job interview, so clothing must be dry-cleaned and ready to wear immediately. Clothes should not be more than five years old. To learn more about how to make a clothing or monetary donation, click here.
Hoboken Food Pantry | 1301 Washington Street, Hoboken
Nearly 25% of the Hoboken Community relies on the help of the Hoboken Food Pantry, which is a part of the Hoboken Community Center. Its pantry is only stocked and distributed through the support of the community. The Food Pantry needs non-perishable food and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, instant oatmeal, shelf-stable milk, deodorant, shampoo, canned pasta, cereal, and peanut butter—to name a few. To schedule a donation drop-off, bring items to the lobby of 1301 Washington Street. Contactless donations can be made through The Food Pantry’s Amazon Wish List. Items ordered on The Wish List will be sent directly to The Food Pantry. Additionally, The Food Pantry can now host in-person volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help pack, label, and distribute bags of food. Each session can host up to 13 volunteers in order to comply with CDC guidelines and anyone ages 13 and up can help. Volunteers are asked to sign up before coming here. Learn more here.
Hoboken Smile Specialists: New Technology + Quick and Easy Visits
Hoboken Smile Specialists in Hoboken offers virtually pain-free fillings and other general procedures that can be completed in a matter of minutes thanks to the new technology of the Solea Laser.
Exclusive Offer: Don’t forget to mention Hoboken Girl to receive $1,250 OFF Invisalign through August 30th. Call 201-683-7018 for more details and to schedule an appointment.
Wonder Lofts: Expansive Condos Born Out of Historic Hoboken Building
Wonder Lofts has arrived — built in the historic “Wonder Bread Building”. The new community is both luxurious + unique to the Mile Square. Renovated to preserve and restore its original brick detail, the historic gem has interiors similar in size to Hoboken brownstones + townhomes.
Exclusive Offer: Prospective buyers can CLICK HERE or call 201-526-4040 to schedule a preview appointment.