Whether you’re heading out or staying in — this week’s Hoboken + Jersey City and beyond events guide has got you covered with a writing workshop, a trivia night + comedy night at Corgi Spirits, and many more events happening. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond this weekend March 24th – March 30th.
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.
W. Kodak Jewelers’ Colored Gemstones Weekend Promotion
Saturday, March 27th from 10:00AM-6:00PM and Sunday, March 28th from 11:00AM-4:00PM| START SHOPPING NOW
W. Kodak Jewelers 60 Newark Street and 1123 Hudson Street, Hoboken is hosting a colored gemstone promotion at both their Hoboken locations this Saturday, March 27th from 10:00AM-6:00PM and Sunday, March 28th from 11:00AM-4:00PM. HG readers can receive 20% off in-stock colored gemstone jewelry when they mention “Hoboken Girl” in person at either location. Plus, there will be complimentary champagne and spring-themed treats while you shop.
Call 201-710-5000 for more information about the event and click here to learn more about W. Kodak Jewelers.
Hoboken Girl’s Reader + Business Appreciation Week
Now until Sunday, March 28th
It is important now more than ever to shop small and do your part to help keep locally-owned businesses afloat. To help support local business owners AND offer our readers some awesome promos for being a part of our community, we are hosting our 2nd annual Hoboken Girl Reader Appreciation Week of Giveaways and Promotions. How To Redeem: Contact each business directly and mention ‘Hoboken Girl’ or use the discount code listed below. Offers are good for the week of March 22nd – March 28th, 2021 only. The complete list can be found here.
The Montclair Girl Launch
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our sister site, The Montclair Girl which happened on February 26th, 2021. Our neighboring county of Essex is home to a vibrant community of people, arts, food, and cultures from across the world, and we couldn’t be more excited to highlight the local businesses, events, restaurants, news, health + wellness, fashion + beauty, and more that the area has to offer. To stay up-to-date on the launch, things to do, and weekly in the Montclair + greater Essex County area, visit TheMontclairGirl.com, follow @themontclairgirl on Instagram, and sign up for our Montclair email list here.
Virtual Support Group for Parents of LGBTQIA+ Youth
Meetings: Thursday, March 25th, Thursday, April 8th + Thursday, April 22nd | 6:00PM-7:30PM
Join a virtual support group for parents of LGBTQIA+ youth. The 4-session group will build communication skills, improve understanding and identifying challenges faced while raising LGBTQIA+ children. Register here.
Latinas in Power Virtual Event Hosted by the LUPE Fund
Thursday, March 25th | 7:00PM-8:30PM
Join the Latinas in Power virtual event hosted by Latinas United for Political Empowerment Fund. Latina experts and leaders will discuss gender and diversity, equity and inclusion on corporate boards. Register here.
Jersey City Women’s Collaborative Story-Telling Virtual Event
Thursday, March 25th | 7:00PM-9:00PM
This event is an ode to the experience of being a woman. Join JC Women’s Collaborative as they gather and listen to the stories of women. Register here.
Closing Times PlayWorks Festival of New Play Readings by Hudson Theater Works
Tickets now available | Show: Thursday, March 25th | 7:30PM
PlayWorks presents readings of new plays by contemporary, often local playwrights, giving them an opportunity to share their work and include the audience in the creative process. Closing Times, a two-hander play by Derek Murphy. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.
Women’s History Month Roundtable Talk
Friday, March 26th | 8:30AM-10:00PM
Join Women’s History Month Roundtable Talk virtual event where 4 Strategies to Sustain Growth in 2021 will be discussed. The event is hosted by BW NICE. This meeting will be moderated by 4 dynamic women of BW NICE to address best ideas for reentering into the new marketplace in the coming months. Registration includes fun, prizes, breakout rooms, timely dialogue, strategies for success and open networking. BW NICE is a unique women’s networking organization that provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources. We see value in the balance of business networking and charitable outreach. In addition to our monthly networking meetings, each BW NICE Chapter raises funds and awareness supporting a local organization in the fight against domestic violence. Reserve tickets here.
True Mentors New Volunteer Orientation Event
Friday, March 26th | 6:00PM-8:00PM
Join a virtual orientation event to learn more about True Mentors’ programs and ways to volunteer! Register here.
Forum on Domestic Violence Against Women: Women’s Health Awareness Event
Friday, March 26th | 6:00PM-8:00PM
Join Community Awareness Series and Jersey City organization Sarah’s Daughters as they discuss domestic violence against women and highlight women’s health awareness. Register here.
Women with Voices: Fempreneurship Roundtable
Friday, March 26th | 8:00PM
Women with Voices presents, the Femprenuership virtual event to celebrate female entrepreneurs everywhere. The event is sponsored by the Women With Voices founder Cloé Luv and will consist of 4 amazing Fempreneurs that will give you insight on their journey and helpful advice to bring value to your business. At the end of the event, they will provide details about their $10,000 in grants, which are exclusive to attendees only. Register here.
Virtual Drag Bingo
Friday, March 26th | 8:00PM-9:00PM
Join a virtual drag bingo on Zoom for $12 to win some cash and gift-card prizes! The event is hosted by Vanity Ray and Art House Productions. Learn more here.
Coffee & Canvas From Home
Saturday, March 27th | 1:00PM
Join the Hoboken Public Library for their Coffee & Canvas From Home event. Sign up here.
Living Room Concert: Celebrating Women in the Arts
Saturday, March 27th | 6:00PM
Join the Jersey City Public Library for their celebration of Women’s History Month with the Living Room Concert event featuring the Andrea Brachfeld Band. Sign up here.
Join JC Public Library’s LGBTQ+ Book Club
Every Fourth Saturday of the Month Starting Saturday, March 27th | 4:00PM-5:00PM
Join the LGBTQ Book Club. All are welcomed, regardless of sexual orientation. The event will focus on reading books with LGBTQ+ characters, themes, and authors in a safe and inclusive space. Learn more here.
Virtual Impossibilities by Mile Square Theatre
Streaming now-Saturday, March 27th
Mile Square Theatre premieres Virtual Impossibilities, a fully interactive, online performance of mind-reading and mentalism by the critically-acclaimed and award-winning entertainer and showman, Eric Walton. Far from being mere passive viewers of the show, the audiences for Virtual Impossibilities participate actively in the performance, engaging and interacting directly with Eric throughout the experience. The event is open to people of all ages. Reserve tickets here.
Reflecting on the African American Spirituals Discussion
Sunday, March 28th | 4:00PM-5:00PM
The eminent scholar W.E.B. Du Bois once described African American Spirituals as “the most beautiful expression of human experience.” Remarkable art is sometimes created out of a place of pain and conflict. Though the Spirituals were born from the experience of enslavement in the United States, they had an interesting revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries before leaving the footprints for other musical forms that would follow. Join historian Dr. Lindsey Swindall for an afternoon of reflecting upon and listening to this poignant music. The event is Sunday, March 28th at 4:00PM, and will be live-streamed on YouTube/Facebook/Twitter, with very limited in-person attendance, with masks and social distancing required. The talk is free for Hoboken Museum members and students, and donations are welcomed. Sign up here.
Run Toward a Better Future Virtual 5k or 1 Mile Run/Walk
Sunday, March 28th-Sunday, April 25th
Complete a virtual 5k or 1 mile walk/run to support Waves of Education. With your help, they hope to raise at least $30,000 which will be put toward building a primary school in central Uganda. Sign up here.
Writing Better, Fast and Slow: Memoir Writing for Resilience During Women’s HerStory Month Workshop
Monday, March 29th | 6:30PM
Join a free 30-minute writing workshop hosted by Diane Rubino and the Hoboken Public Library on Mondays in March. On March 22nd, the theme is Storytellers & Dreamers: Young Women Speak and on March 29th; Make Yourself Famous No one else will. Sign up here.
Party with Purpose’s Spring Virtual Volunteer Meeting
Sign up now | Event: Tuesday, March 30th | 7:00PM
Sign up to volunteer for Party with Purpose’s upcoming events. Whether you are a natural at sponsorship, have connections with local business, are a social media master, or have a love of organizing, PWP can use your support. They are looking for some unique events ideas to help raise money to support the 12 charities PWP are donating to for 2021. Sign up here.
Thomas Edison Film Festival & Hoboken Historical Museum Celebrate Women’s HERstory Month with a Free Streaming Film Marathon
Now-Wednesday, March 31st
The Thomas Edison Film Festival kicks off with a Women’s HERstory month film marathon presenting 3 virtual programs of selected shorts by women filmmakers. Tune in here.
2021 Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 Mile Run Walk
Now-Wednesday, March 31st
Leprechaun costumes, traditional Irish food, and running, of course, there’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than completing the Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 miler event. Celebrate your race and the “Luck of the Irish” with runners from all 50 states and around the world. Complete each distance one at a time or if you’re feeling lucky complete all 4 miles. Either way, we encourage you to wear your finest St. Patrick’s Day attire and have fun! Your virtual event can be completed any time from March 1st, 2021 until March 31st, 2021. Sign up here.
Holidays and the Stars: Hosted by the Liberty Science Center
Tickets Available Now | Event: Thursday, April 1st | 5:00PM-6:00PM
From Easter to Passover to Ramadan, holidays have a long relationship with stars and astronomy. In this free, virtual program, streamed on Liberty Science Center’s Facebook page, you’ll join the planetarium presenter for a look at how these holidays are set by the Sun, Moon, stars, and beyond. Join the Liberty Science Center for their Holidays and the Stars event. Sign up here.
Managing the Mental Load on a Mom Virtual Support Group
Every Tuesday | 1:00PM-2:00PM
Join a virtual support group for moms every Tuesday from 1:00PM to 2:00PM. Email host to register here.
Volunteer + Donate to The Act Now Foundation
The Act Now Foundation is always looking for volunteers + donations. By partnering with Act Now Foundation on it’s mission, you as an individual or your company, can have a profound impact on the movement to end Alzheimer’s and improve the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. You can stand up as a leader in the battle against this disease and demonstrate to your community that you are making an active effort to ease their burden. Donate + learn more here.
Open Call for Artists: Creativity Corner Hosted By The Hoboken Public Library
Every Sunday in March | 2:00PM-3:00PM
Calling all artists! Showcase your artwork, poetry, and designs on The Hoboken Public Library’s social media pages. Learn more here.
Online Conversational ESL Classes on Zoom
Every Monday + Wednesday starting Monday, February 8th | 4:30PM-5:30PM
Sign up for weekly conversational ESL classes every Monday and Wednesday on Zoom hosted by the Hoboken Public Library. Join here.
Free Community Knitting Virtual Class
Every Wednesday | 7:00PM-9:00PM
Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.
Hoboken Historical Museum’s “Hoboken Talks”
Every Thursday | 7:00PM-8:00PM
The Hoboken Historical Museum has launched a new live-streamed program called Hoboken Talks and will host them every Thursday at 7:00PM. The weekly talks will be streamed live on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter and will feature numerous different guests from all walks of life including realtors, volunteers, photographers, writers, editors, and more. Learn more here.
Mama Online Workout Class
Every Saturday | 9:30AM
Join an online workout class that is catered for all moms and moms-to-be that includes breathing, stretching, and strength exercises. First-class is free using coupon code “FREECLASS” or receive $5 off your class using code “HOBOKENGIRL”. Register here.
Register for a Free Dance Class
Classes are available online every day and include Salsa, West African, Hip-Hop, and more. Classes are hosted by Alvin Ailey Studio. Register here.
JC Urban Library Leaders Series
Tune in to the Jersey City Library’s Urban Library Leaders Series which creates a space for urban library pioneers and innovators to share the successes, challenges. and the importance of libraries as community institutions. Watch here.
Volunteers Needed for Jersey City Heights Community Fridge Initiative
The community-led initiative is looking for volunteers to help pick up food and to clean out the community fridge. Learn more here.
The Playbill Gallery A Love Story New Podcast Play by Mile Square Theatre
Mile Square Theatre premieres their first podcast play, written and performed by MST playwright-in-residence, Joseph Gallo. With our theatrical spaces shuttered, this bittersweet homage to a lifetime of theatre-going taps into the current longing that every theatre-goer and every theatre-maker is experiencing. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theatre festival, which provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the months of March, April, and May. Tickets are free. Reserve tickets here.
DT 235 Gallery’s Virtual Paint Classes + Kits
Sign up for a virtual paint class hosted by DT 234 Gallery and Art Studio. Party paint kits are also for sale. To get access to a virtual class, head over to the studio’s website. Sign up here.
Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Festival
See what Hudson Theatre Works has to offer online with multiple performances. View here.
Corgi Spirits Cocktail Recipes
Jersey City’s Corgi Spirits is keeping us all sane with cocktail recipes we can make at home. The distillery’s tasting room is also open on weekends located at 1 Distillery Drive. Watch the recipes being made here.
The Hidden Faces of Hoboken Exhibit
On Display Now-Sunday, April 25th
Head over to Hoboken Historical Museum to see their new photography exhibit: The Hidden Faces of Hoboken. Artist and graphic designer McKevin Shaughnessy ‘s project blossomed into an attempt to catalogue every “hidden face” he could spot from the sidewalk. Check the museum’s website to try to win the contest connected to this exhibit. Sign up here.
Urban Souls Weekly Events
Ongoing | In-Person + Virtually
Head over to Urban Souls for their weekly events which include yoga, meditation, and much more. The events take place virtually + in-person. See their full schedule here.
Food Truck Fridays: La Coqueta Mexican Food Truck at Corg Spirits
Every Friday | 5:00PM-9:00PM
Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for some delicious grub from La Coqueta Mexican food truck every Friday. See their schedule + menu here.
Trivia Night at Corgi Spirits
Friday, March 26th | 7:30PM-9:30PM
Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for a trivia night. Register here.
Jersey City Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, March 27th | 10:00AM-1:00PM
Volunteer to clean up Greenville and other parts of Jersey City at one of their next cleanup dates from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. The meetup spots will change each week. Please verify the meetup location when signing up. Sign up here.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 27th | 10:00AM-11:30AM
Come down for Hudson County’s largest Easter Egg Hunt featuring 40,000 Easter eggs, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts, and carnival games. The event is completely free for everyone, but you must register to attend. The event will take place at Mama Johnson Field in Hoboken. Sign up here.
Food Truck Saturday at Corgi Spirits
Saturday, March 27th | 2:30PM-9:00PM
Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for some delicious grub from an array of food trucks. Learn more here.
Comedy Night at Corgi Spirits
Saturday, March 27th | 7:30PM
Head over to Corgi Spirits, located at 1 Distillery Drive, for Corgi’s Comedy Club. Situated on the patio at Corgi Spirits Distillery, this show offers customers a hilarious, eclectic, one-of-a-kind stand-up experience fueled with delicious cocktails. Register here.
Time to Blossom Event
Sunday, March 28th | 1:00PM + 3:00PM
Head over to The Co. Shop for a floral workshop, spring event. Learn how to create your own beautiful dried floral arrangement during this self-paced floral workshop, guided by the talented decorative artist Corinna Fielden. Choose from a variety of options when creating your totally custom bouquet. Complimentary champagne, florals and vases are included in the ticketed price. The Co. Shop is located at 632 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Weekend Jazz at The Cottage
Every Weekend | 10:30AM-2:30PM
Head over to The Cottage for some jazz every weekend! The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Strong Forces Art Exhibit
On display now-Saturday, March 27th
Head over to Novado Gallery for the Strong Forces exhibit by Ann Clarke. This exhibition features the artist’s large-scale, hand-knitted rugs and tufted sculptures. These works are about time, aging, and empathy, and the process in which it is made. Novado Gallery is located at 110 Morgan Street in Jersey City. Learn more here
HCCC’s New Art Exhibits
On display now-Friday, April 2nd
Azikiwe Mohammed: Tales from Fold Out Chairs and Rashad Wright: in heaven’s Wakanda is presented in partnership with the Monira Foundation and may be viewed now through Friday, April 2nd. The exhibition was curated by Ysabel Pinyol Blasi. Information may be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Meet the Easter Bunny at The Cottage
Saturday + Sunday | Now-Saturday, April 3rd | 3:00PM-6:00PM
Head over to The Cottage to meet the Easter Bunny. The event is $15 per session. The Cottage is located at 136 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Volunteer for the Hoboken Mac & Cheese Festival
Sign up now | Event: Saturday, April 10th | 12:30PM-5:30PM
Party with Purpose is partnering with Hoboken Happy Hours to bring you the 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Fest on Saturday, April 10th! This year the event is a Mac & Cheese Crawl. To limit the crowds, PWP is looking for volunteers to stand outside the restaurant, stamp the card, and keep people distanced. Sign up here.
Prime Gallery’s Polarity Exhibit
Now-Tuesday, April 13th
Head to Prime Gallery at 351 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City for the opening reception of Polarity, a free exhibit that showcases the artwork of artists existing on opposite ends of a spectrum. Learn more here.
Beyond Rubik’s Cube at Liberty Science Center
Now-Monday, April 19th
After years on a worldwide tour, Beyond Rubik’s Cube has returned to the LSC. Beyond Rubik’s Cube is the world’s first museum exhibition all about the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. Experience games, puzzles, history, art, and engineering, all inspired by Ernő Rubik’s best-selling masterpiece. Learn more here.
Historic Downtown Jersey City Winter-Spring Farmer’s Market Grand Opening
Every Thursday | Now-Thursday, April 22nd | 4:00PM-6:00PM
The winter-spring market will happen every Thursday, 4:00PM – 6:00PM, from January 21st until April 22nd, 2021. Patrons can shop for local produce, organic soap, and more. Learn more here.
WALK-BYE: agency Group-Show Exhibit
On display now-Friday, April 30th | 4:00PM
The WALK-BYE: agency group show exhibit will be unveiled on March 1st at 4:00PM at the Five Corners Library, 678 Newark Avenue in Jersey City in partnership with the Jersey City Public Library. What is the ability to affect one’s life by having the power to make choices, resistance to oppression, and an iron will to gain freedom? WALK-BYE was founded in 2020 by Catalina Aranguren. The exhibit is inspired by Black History Month and Women’s History Month. The show is the sixth installation in Aranguren’s series of outdoor community art exhibits. WALK-BYE has sought to create opportunities for Jersey City Residents to display and view local artwork in a safe manner during the pandemic. Learn more here.
Main Street Pops Gallery’s New Rome Art Series at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
On display now-Friday, April 30th
Head over to Pilsener Haus for Main Street Pops Gallery’s New Rome Art Series by Fabio Esteban starting March 1st. New Rome is a merging of art and science, a counterbalance between the past and the present, it is a deconstruction of memory and identity and a creative response to the notion of perfection, as in a perfect society, how we view ourselves and our history. Pilsener Haus is located at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
On display now-Friday, April 30th
Tune in to the opening reception of “Storytellers” from the comfort of your home through Zoom. The exhibit features artwork from Art Fair 14C artists and will be on display until Friday, April 30th at The Hamilton Condominiums at 232 Pavonia Avenue in Jersey City. Watch here.
Live in the Lounge at Battello
Every weekend in March | 6:00PM & 8:00PM
Battello is excited to announce a new limited dining series “Live in The Lounge”. Each week, Battello will have a live, 90-minute performance from a local musician and a curated wine-paired dinner. There will be two seatings – 6:00PM & 8:00PM – with each seating limited to 40 guests to ensure safety and social distancing guidelines. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Battello is located at 502 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City. Special guest this week: the James Calleo Band. Learn more here.
Main Street Pops’ Outdoor Artisan Market
Third Sunday of each month Starting Sunday, March 21st-Sunday, December 19th | 11:00AM-4:00PM
Starting Sunday, March 21st, Main Street Pops will host their outdoor Artisan Market every third Sunday of each month. Local vendors and artists will have tables setup. Support local business and enjoy delicious food. The market will be located under the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Baonanas + La Coqueta Food Vendor Pop-ups at Solaris Lofts
Every Wednesday | 4:00PM-9:00PM
Enjoy delicious desserts from Baonanas and flavorful dishes from La Coqueta every Wednesday outside of the Solaris Lofts. Solaris Lofts are located at 65 Maple Street in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Learn How to Play Chess at Play Hoboken
Every Wednesday | 6:00PM
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 6-7PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase and it is a BYOB facility if anyone wishes to bring beer or wine. Play Hoboken is located at 1012 Grand Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Take a Tour of Mana Contemporary
Every Tuesday + Thursday | 3:00PM-4:30PM
Tour Mana Contemporary for free. Mana Contemporary’s long-term and special exhibitions are currently on view by appointment, through engaging themed tours. Artists draw inspiration from everyday objects. Explore how these objects are used as materials or depicted as subjects in artworks by John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, and Andy Warhol. Tours conclude with a visit to the current special exhibition, Transatlantico. Mana is located at 888 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Stony Hill Farms Winter Market Curbside Pickup
Multiple times + locations
Stony Hill Farms is offering curbside pickup for their online winter market. There are multiple times and locations available. Learn more here.
Trivia Thursdays at House of ‘Que
Every Thursday | 7:00PM-9:30PM
Head over to House of ‘Que for Trivia Thursdays where you can win prizes, gift cards, and more. Learn more here.
Country Night at House of ‘Que
Every Friday | 5:00PM-10:00PM
Head over to House of ‘Que for Country Night on Fridays, music by DJ Big Country. Learn more here.
La Coqueta Mexican Food Truck at 902 Brewing
Every Saturday | 12:00PM-4:00PM
Head over to 902 Brewing Co. located at 101 Pacific Avenue for some delicious grub every Saturday from La Coqueta Mexican food truck. Learn more here.
Swimming in Jersey City
Swimming in the middle of winter? Absolutely! Do some laps at Pershing Field’s Aquatic Center in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Commercial District COVID-19 Testing
Monday-Saturday | 9:00AM-5:00PM
The city of Jersey City will be testing for COVID-19 at 332 Barrow Street. Learn more here.
Passover Gift Boxes
Boxes delivered by Passover
Purchase Passover gift boxes this year to celebrate the holy holiday. Boxes include a Passover card game, Seder plate food items, a bottle of wine, and more for $36. Spread the holiday joy by gifting a box to a local senior. At checkout, leave your own address in the shipping field, leave a gift message, and your gift will be hand-delivered to local seniors. Delivery is available to Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, and Union City. Purchase here.
What Makes a Successful College Application Panel Discussion Hosted by The JC Public Library
Saturday, March 27th | 12:00PM-3:00PM
Join the College Readiness Team for a panel discussion on “What Makes a Successful College Application.” Panelists from Borough of Manhattan Community College, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Delaware State University will discuss what each of their schools is looking for in prospective students and more. Learn more here.
Liberty Science Center’s Wild About Animals Exhibit
Starting Saturday, March 27th-Sunday, May 9th
Head over to the Liberty Science Center to see their newest exhibit: “Wild About Animals” Celebration. Bring your family or group and experience the ultimate springtime adventure. Step inside the Butterfly House, where live butterflies flutter among some of their favorite flowering plants. Compare your strength, balance, and jumping skills with wild creatures in the Safari Challenge, and so much more. Meet LSC’s resident creatures – including snakes, chinchillas, macaws, and so much more – in the Animal Zone. Watch LSC team members feed the fish in Our Hudson Home. Rock out at the daily Animal Dance Party, learn about conservation in our special Story Time, and experience an Animal Laser Show available for an additional $6, or $5 for LSC members in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium. Learn more here.
True Mentors Racism Discussion
Tuesday, March 30th | 6:00PM-8:00PM
Join True Mentors’ Racism Discussion. This event is for ages 12 + up. Register here.
Youth Art Classes at Rexer Contemporary Gallery
Began Tuesday, March 9th
Raisa Nosova is pleased to now offer Classical Art Classes for youth at Rexer Contemporary Art gallery. College portfolio preparation, Classical drawing, and Classical painting techniques for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are offered throughout the week. In-person art classes meet weekly, run 1 hour and 1.5 hours, and are limited to 4 students maximum at this time. All drawing supplies are provided. Select your child’s age group at registration. Rexer Contemporary Art Gallery is located at 636 Washington Street in Hoboken. Register here.
Liberty Science Center’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
Now-Sunday, May 9th
Head over to the Liberty Science Center to see their newest exhibit: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit”. The exhibit is based on the PBS Kids series which follows the adventures of Daniel Tiger and his friends through immersive activities. The exhibit is for kids 2 to 6-years-old. Learn more here.
Liberty Science Center’s Junior Days
Thursdays + Fridays
LSC’s Junior Days celebrates kids 6 and under every Thursday and Friday. Masks are required. Learn more here.
Kids Art Classes at the Hoboken Historical Museum
Ongoing | 11:00AM-2:00PM
Kids are welcome to enjoy some painting at the museum. Supplies provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by adults. Masks are required. More details can be found here.
Greater NJ/NY Events
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Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event
Thursday, March 25th | 9:00AM
Essex County will host an emergency food distribution event on Thursday, March 25th at 9:00AM at Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course. The event will be held rain or shine. Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course is located at 220 Franklin Avenue in Belleville. Learn more here.
Women, Power & Promise: A Covening Hosted by The Newark Museum of Art
Thursday, March 25th | 3:00PM-5:00PM
Join The Newark Museum of Art for a virtual event: Women, Power, & Promise: A Covening. Hear from fearless thought leaders about the continuing battle for true equality for all women, including Bobbi Brown, Founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution, owner of The George in Montclair, who shares her perspective and addresses issues and opportunities for women. Sign up here.
Point of Action: New Art Installation at Crane Park
Starting Thursday, March 25th
Head over to Crane Park for a new art installation! Montclair residents and artists Nina Cooke John and Charlie Spademan are bringing the installation to Montclair at no cost to the township for about four to six weeks. The installation consists of nine aluminum-framed pavilions on six-foot concrete circles — illustrating the social distancing we have been adhering to — with ropes that are intertwined and part to allow people to step into the frame. In the center, a “spotlight” illuminates the person and creates a safe connection to others inside other frames, as well as passersby. Cooke John is the designer, while Spademan will be installing Point of Action. During the holidays, the public art installation was at the Flatiron Public Plaza on 23rd Street in New York. Point of Action addresses connectivity and community building. Crane Park is located at 1-9 Greenwood Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
SummerART Camp Open House Hosted by Montclair Art Museum
Thursday, March 25th | 6:00PM- 7:00PM
Join MAM for their SummerART Camp Open House and meet their team + find out more about their kids’ art camps and teen classes in this online information session. Hear about the fun activities they have planned and the safety procedures they have put in place. MAM will share their new schedule, take you on a guided virtual tour, answer all your questions, and help you decide on the best camp or class for your creative kid. Register here.
UNMUTE: We Don’t Need to Keep Silent About our Mental Health Virtual Workshop
Thursday, March 25th | 7:00PM
The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is excited to partner with The Jed Foundation and Jared’s Fund to bring JED High School, a comprehensive mental health initiative designed specifically for teens, to Montclair High School. March 25th will be an evening of storytelling and information sharing that highlights the urgency and hope for mental health support at Montclair High School. It will be hosted by and feature MHS students, talking about their ongoing efforts to destigmatize mental health issues. In addition, attendees will learn about the new initiative from MHS administrators and representatives from JED. This virtual event is open to students, caregivers and community members interested in learning more. Sign up here.
Jazz & Justice: A Performance and Panel on Artists and Activism Hosted by NJPAC
Thursday, March 25th | 7:00PM
Join NJPAC — and its partner organizations Congregation Ahavas Sholom and the Rutgers-Newark Institute for Jazz Studies — for the premiere performance of The Jazz and Justice Suite, a new work celebrating the activism and artistry of both communities. Sign up here.
Free Candle Making Basics Virtual Workshop
Thursday, March 25th | 7:00PM
Join a free, virtual candle-making workshop! Learn how to make your own scented soy wax candles in 3 forms – wood wick candle, tea light candles, and a set of wax melt. You will also learn about the best candle-making practices and safety. All you will need is access to a microwave or a double boiler and a kitchen thermometer. Classes include a DYI Kit that can be shipped or picked up from the Montclair shop. Sign up here.
Spring Pop-Up Market at Morgan’s Farm
Saturday, March 27th | 9:00AM-1:00PM
Stop by Morgan’s Farm for a Spring Pop-Up Market on Saturday, March 27th from 9AM-1PM. Organic Ground Coffees, Organic Nut Butters, Organic Olive Oil, Spring bulb flowers daffodils, hyacinths and tulips, Earth Day Seed Kits-Herbs and Sunflowers will be available for purchase + much more. Morgan’s Farm is located at 903 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. Learn more here.
MLK and Beyond: Performances to Celebrate the Dream Hosted by NJPAC
Saturday, March 27th | 12:00PM
Celebrate the inspiring words and the enduring legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr through this collection of moving responses to his message in the song, in dance, and inverse. Dr. King’s own speeches, and reflections on how his words can guide us today, are included in this free, virtual panorama of performances that both echo and grow from King’s teachings on justice, equality, and love. Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, the Forces of Nature Dance Company, Innervisions Theater Arts Center, the 105 Voice of History HBCU Concert Choir, and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of Race, History and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, are among those featured in this hour-long, multidisciplinary piece honoring Dr. King’s lasting vision of America as a “beloved community” where “brotherhood is a reality.” Sign up here.
Meet UFC’s Dustin Poirier at Robert Graham in The Mall at Short Hills
Saturday, March 27th | 1:00PM-3:30PM
Meet the UFC’s #1 Lightweight ranking fighter Dustin Poirier at Robert Graham at The Mall at Short Hills on Saturday, March 27th from 1PM to 3PM. Shop special Dustin Poririer limited styles and have yours autographed with your purchase. The Mall at Short Hills is located at 1200 Morris Turnpike in Short Hills. Register here.
Easter Cookie Decorating Virtual Workshop
Tickets Available Now | Sunday, March 28th | 2:00PM
Join a virtual Easter cookie decorating workshop! Learn how to decorate cookies like a professional. Taught by Stephanie of StyledBlu. Perfect for individuals, couples, and families. $75 per family. DIY Kit provided. Register in advance to reserve your materials for shipping or local curbside pick up. Sign up here.
Ruth – Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words: Virtual Cinema Hosted by Montclair Film
Now-Wednesday, March 31st
Join Montclair Film for their virtual cinema series honoring Women’s History Month featuring the film: Ruth – Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words. The improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools — became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Revealing both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.
Ralph Pucci 5th Annual Jazz Set Livestream Broadcast
Tickets Available Now | Event: Wednesday, March 31st | 8:00PM-10:30PM
The Jazz Set reunites two of the most omnipresent figures and cultural ambassadors of our time: virtuosic bassist, composer and Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival, Christian McBride with trumpeter, composer and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis. Sign up here.
Morgan’s Farm’s Earth Day Kits + Support Monarch Butterflies
Pick-ups in March + April
Stop by Morgan’s Farm to purchase some Earth Day Seed Kits, and support local efforts to help monarch butterflies, important pollinators whose population is endangered. Choose from a variety of kits including Sunflower, herbs and Milkweed which come with pots, potting soil and more. The kits range from $10 to $20. Morgan’s Farm is located at 903 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. Learn more here.
Virtual Cinema Series Hosted by Montclair Film
Now-Thursday, April 1st
Join Montclair Film for their virtual cinema series honoring Women’s History Month and much more with over 15 titles to choose from. Tickets range from $8 for members to $12 for non-members. Learn more here.
Wojnarowicz: Virtual Cinema Film Hosted by Montclair Film
Now-Thursday, April 1st
Join Montclair Film for their virtual cinema series featuring the film: WOJNAROWICZ , also known by its full, and for some, controversial title, WOJNAROWICZ: F**K YOU F*GGOT F**KER, is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37. Exclusive access to his breathtaking body of work – including paintings, journals, and films – reveals how Wojnarowicz emptied his life into his art and activism. Rediscovered answering machine tape recordings and intimate recollections from Fran Lebowitz, Gracie Mansion, Peter Hujar, and other friends and family help present a stirring portrait of this fiercely political, unapologetically queer artist. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.
A Conversation About Art and Healing with Maggie Meiners and Renee Folzenlogen Hosted by Montclair Art Museum
Tickets available now | Event: Thursday, April 1st | 6:00PM
Join MAM for their 5th Annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture: A Conversation About Art and Healing with Maggie Meiners and Renee Folzenlogen. Maggie Meiners will reflect on her personal journey with mental health and creativity in conversation with art therapist Renee Folzenlogen. Meiners will discuss her artistic practice throughout her career, including works on view in the exhibition, Fragile Freedoms: Maggie Meiners Revisits Rockwell. This event is free. Register here.
Richard Thompson & Elvis Costello ‘Words & Music’ Hosted by Montclair Literary Festival
Tickets available now | Event: Tuesday, April 6th | 8:00PM
The Montclair Literary Festival’s event series continues with a live conversation between two music legends. Join legendary U.K. singer and guitarist, Richard Thompson, for the launch of his memoir Beeswing: Losing My Voice and Finding My Way 1967-1975 with iconic singer-songwriter, Elvis Costello on Tuesday, April 6th at 8:00PM. Tickets cost $30 and include a copy of the book value of $28. The first 100 people to register will receive a signed copy of the book. The event will be held on Crowdcast and a sign-up link will be sent after ticket purchase. Books can be picked up at Festival partner Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, or shipped to your home address additional cost, select option when selecting ticket; shipping available within the US only. Register here.
Womyn’s Werq Exhibit at Studio Montclair Gallery
On display now-Friday, April 9th
This exhibition—an exhibit in honor of Women’s History Month—is a hybrid of both virtual and onsite components of art pieces serving as visual narratives based on the mantra that the personal is political. “Womyn’s Werq”, described by curator Donna Kessinger as an “old school,” LGBTQIA-friendly, radical feminist art exhibition, features over 60 pieces of artwork including videos, sculpture, and two-dimensional creations in a great variety of mediums, there will also be special installations in the gallery windows. A virtual exhibit that will include audio from the artists will be on the Studio Montclair website. Viewings will be by appointment only until further notice. Studio Montclair Gallery is located at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Latinx Abstract Art Exhibition
On display now-Sunday, May 2nd
Latinx Abstract is a groundbreaking exhibition, focusing on the work of ten contemporary artists who work with varied media and approaches, and are united by their dedication to abstract languages. Latinx Abstract can be seen at BRIC House located at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Learn more here.
Family Meal Program
Every Wednesday | 2:30PM-3:30PM
If you or someone you know is in need of food, The Family Meal program is available every Wednesday from 2:30PM-3:30PM. The event is located at the Geyer Family Y Parking Lot at 159 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
The Montclair Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday | 8:00AM-1:00PM
The market takes place every Saturday at the Walnut Street Train Station located at 86 Walnut Street in Montclair. The Montclair Farmers’ Market brings you an array of local farmers and food artisans offering fresh fruits + vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, cheeses, gluten-free baked goods, prepared foods, condiments, honey, flowers, wine, pickles, and so much more. Learn more here.
Visit the Montclair Art Museum
Virtually + in-person
The Montclair Art Museum has officially reopened its doors with over 3 new exhibitions including Fragile Freedoms. MAM was founded in 1914 and was the first museum in New Jersey to grant access to the public + focus only on art. It has preserved American and Native American Art since its inception and contains over 12,000 pieces of artwork including sculptures, ceramics, artifacts, and more. Dream Act by Maggie Meiners is on display now until June 13th. Tickets to the museum must be reserved prior to entering and Fridays from 11AM to 12PM are reserved for immunocompromised persons as well as seniors. MAM’s artwork can be enjoyed virtually on the website as well. Learn more here.
Tour Van Vleck House and Gardens
Open daily | 9:00AM-6:00PM
Take a free tour of Van Vleck House and Gardens which is a beautiful oasis in the heart of Montclair. A center for horticulture, education, music, art, and quiet contemplation, the gardens are open to the public for their enjoyment and the house is available to non-profits for meetings and events. The grounds are open every day from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. Virtual tours are also available online. Van Vleck House and Gardens is located at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Attend an Exclusive Viewing Dinner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 19
Every Thursday | 7:30PM
Attend an exclusive viewing dinner of the new season of Hell’s Kitchen at MC Hotel’s Allegory in Montclair, located at 690 Bloomfield Avenue. Show participants and chefs will be in attendance. The viewing dinners will be offered until both chefs are eliminated, or crowned victorious. Space is limited. To book, call Allegory at 973-329-5600. Learn more here.
Visit the Turtleback Zoo
Open daily | 10:00AM-3:00PM
Take a trip to the Turtleback Zoo to catch their incredible Sea Turtle Recovery exhibit, Sea Lion Sound, and much more. Virtual tours are also available through the website. The Turtleback Zoo is located at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.
Ways to Give Back Locally
Pound Animal Welfare Society PAWS
Hundreds of animals need adoption across the state of New Jersey. For over 41 years, the Pound Animal Welfare Society has been helping place homeless animals. PAWS does not have a facility to house animals in need, but the support of generous volunteers makes the work possible. In addition to fostering animals, supplies are needed. Learn more here on how to get involved.
Hoboken Food Pantry
The Hoboken Food Pantry is always accepting individual donations including through their Wish List. 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. 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. The Hoboken Food Pantry is located at 1301 Washington Street. Learn more here.
Hoboken Family Alliance
One of the oldest non-profits in Hoboken, the Hoboken Family Alliance is a resource for children and families in the Mile Square. HFA typically puts on various events and provides opportunities for children to learn and play in a safe environment while providing families with various needs necessary resources. HFA has several opportunities for volunteering through its committees and sub-committees such as marketing, special needs, fundraising, and more. Learn more here.
The Hoboken Shelter
The Hoboken Shelter hosts 50 guests nightly and serves more than 1,000 meals throughout the week. As a full-service community partner, the Hoboken Shelter is a necessary resource within the neighborhood. The Shelter is always in need of donations and support to help keep its doors open and welcoming to its guests. To support, take a look at the list of 19 ways to support The Shelter during COVID-19 here. This list is inclusive of tasks like donating some of the most needed items like toiletries, coffee, sugar, milk, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and paper products. For more information, visit The Hoboken Shelter. Learn more here.
Hudson County American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has been ready to respond in times of disaster for decades—and the COVID-19 crisis is no different. More than ever, the American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to help us all get through this time together. While they have tons of different opportunities, the opportunity they are naming “most urgent” in the North Jersey area is as a Volunteer Driver. Drivers are needed to safely transport lifesaving blood from local blood drives to hospitals. Volunteers are asked to commit to 2-4 shifts per month with each shift being about 4 hours. All volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, at least 3 years of a clean driving record, and should be able to lift at least 45lbs. To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), a member of Feeding America®, is the leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in the state. What started as a modest enterprise in the back of our founder Kathleen DiChiara’s station wagon in downtown Newark in 1975, became an incorporated non-profit in 1982 and has grown to two warehouse facilities in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township, the combined size of five football fields. These locations serve area programs and community partners- over 1,000 in 15 of 21 New Jersey counties- within which 760,000 food-insecure neighbors in need reside. Learn more here.
Female-Owned JOYO Yogurt Expands to Offer Shipping
If you’re looking for an immunity-boosting, anti-aging, cancer-fighting superfood to help you over the midday slump, locally-owned JOYO yogurt is packed with probiotics and 100mg caffeine per serving to give you the boost you need. JOYO is an uplifting grab-and-go snack conceived at the intersection of wholesome yogurt and energizing caffeine. It’s kosher, non-GMO, and gluten-free, making it an easy choice for most lifestyles. JOYO is unique to the market because it’s the first of its kind. The body metabolizes JOYO solids while the brain grabs that very necessary caffeine boost without the jitters and crashes that come with liquid caffeine. Business partners and Hoboken residents, Marina Chianese and Matt Christmas launched their company with the goal of helping customers easily feel energized while on-the-go. While JOYO yogurt has been available in retail stores for a while, they just launched online for shipping in February. Products are currently shipping to New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. When you checkout online, don’t forget to mention HOBOKENGIRL in the “How did you hear about us?” section and follow @enjoyjoyo on Instagram for 2 FREE extra yogurts. For questions please call 732-581-1106 or email Marina at [email protected] to get in touch.
The Raphael – Once-in-a-Lifetime Historic Living in Hoboken
The Raphael is a once-in-a-lifetime offering and is unparalleled in its combination of history, design, and location. With easy access to Hoboken’s 14th Street NY Waterway Ferry and one short block from Washington Street’s boutique shopping, restaurants, as well as the NJ Transit bus route for access to Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal, this location can’t be beaten. Located at 901 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, three units are for sale and ready for the first owners following the extensive renovation. *One unit is currently under contract*. Peter Cossio leads the Hudson Realty Group and has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence for the past 18 years. The HRG @ Brown Harris Stevens office is located at 200 Washington Street in Hoboken. For inquiries on The Raphael or for any of your real estate needs, please call 201-478-6714 or email [email protected]
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