Things to Do This Weekend |
June 14 to 16


Looking for the best things to do in Jersey City this weekend? Weekends are the perfect time to enjoy all the wonderful events happening in the city. Here’s our list of local happenings for you to check out — we’ve got you covered!

Friday, June 14

Art. Opening Reception makes its first appearance in front of audiences! This performance piece flips the art world’s traditional celebratory soiree on its head. Tickets are available for both Friday and Saturday night.

Bourbon. Enjoy delicious and refreshing bourbon cocktails from some of the best brands at your favorite Hoboken bars and restaurants. This bourbon cocktail tasting runs until June 16.

Candle Making. Lucky Honeybee is teaching a candle-making workshop in their store!

Comedy. The 2024 Jersey City Comedy Festival features five stand-up comedy competition showcases. Two winners from each showcase (an audience pick and an industry pick) will perform in a final competition where they can win cash prizes. Performances are on Friday and Saturday night.

Comedy. Grab your tickets to The Laugh Tour Show with comedy performances on Friday and Saturday nights.

Comedy. Check out Hoboken's comedy show, Little City Laughing. Comedy performances start at 8 p.m.!

Cards. Visit Victory Point for their Modern Horizons 3 launch party. Build a deck and compete for prizes!

Dating. Jersey City Connects is hosting a speed dating event (ages 26 to 32) at 902 Brewery.

Festival. JC Families is hosting their FUNtastic Summer event, a fun-filled day for the whole family featuring entertainment, activities, and vendors from local women-owned businesses. The event is in Hamilton Park from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Game Night. Bring your games and head to Panera Bread in Hoboken to play with other board game enthusiasts!

Ice Cream. Come celebrate 10 years of Milk Sugar Love with music, balloons, ice cream, and complimentary cake. The party will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Launch Party. Celebrate Eleven’s first-ever single release at 902 Brewery!

LGBTQ. White Eagle Hall is hosting their annual LGBTQ+ Prom Gala, a remarkable event that embraces the beautiful diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

Movie. Exchange Place Alliance invites you to a free movie—this week is Luca!

Music. Listen to live music at Departed Soles, featuring Justin Gee.

Music. Enjoy Emma Engel and Jacob Tremont at Fox and Crow in The Heights.

Music. Head to Hudson Hound for a night of music by 3 DJ's - a mix of Latin and tech music.

Music. Embark on a musical odyssey with Hand to Earth, an ensemble from Australia, as they blend traditional Yolngu songs with contemporary music at Jersey City Theater Center.

Poetry. Visit Hoboken Historical Museum for “The People’s Poetry,” a Juneteenth poetry night.

Run. Join Jersey City Runners for a morning run in The Heights and at Newport Waterfront. Runners of all levels are welcome!

Sidewalk Sale. Another Man's Treasure is celebrating their 18-year anniversary with a huge sale all weekend! Snap up a bargain on some vintage and antique finds at this local gem!

Vintage. Sure Things in The Heights is hosting a summer happy hour with 20% off select items in the store.


Saturday, June 15

Communal Lunch. Join Next Door Provisions for yoga and a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Ruby.

Craft. Create your own unique soap at Crema.

Dance. Shiamak USA presents The Concert, a student showcase celebrating 30 years of summer funk. This dance performance will feature Bollywood, hip-hop, and Shiamak Style (Indo Contemporary).

Festival. Check out the Holi Hai Color Festival. Enjoy cultural performances starting at noon, including dances and music across multiple genres. A variety of vendors will be at the event.

Festival. Ward E is hosting a Summer Festival from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy delicious food, lively music, and exciting activities for everyone.

Flea Market. Makers Square is hosting their flea market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Food Festival. Don't miss the Jersey City Night Market in Journal Square. This FREE event offers delicious international bites, unique shopping from local artists and artisans, and music from DJs!

Juneteeth. Join the Juneteenth celebration hosted by the Anti-Violence Coalition of Hudson County; the event will feature games, arts and crafts, activities, entertainment, and food and beverages.

Hike. Join Team Wilderness for “Trails & Ales.” Escape the city and spend a day hiking gorgeous trails at Harriman State Park, followed by a trip to a local brewpub for lunch.

Local Market. Explore the Handmade Market, an open-air bazaar featuring local artists and makers selling fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. The market is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mental Health. Head to Lincoln Park for a Brain Health & Community Resource Fair. Enjoy brain games, over 75 health and human services vendors, Zumba and Tai Chi sessions, giveaways, and more!

Music. Listen to Old Pawn, a jam band weaving together elements of psychedelic rock, Americana, funk, and jazz, at Fox and Crow in The Heights.

Music. Enjoy the J. Taylor Leach Trio at Belle Ame Cafe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Music. Pier 13 kicks off their summer concert series with Vavo. Enjoy your favorite food trucks, frozen drinks, and views of NYC!

Kayak Adventure. Make new friends and explore the beauty of Sawmill Creek Marsh, Anderson Creek Marsh, and other wildlife areas. Register with Hackensack Riverkeeper and enjoy stunning views of the urban wilderness from the water!

Open Mic. Green Space Studios presents an open mic night. There will be a 10-slot open mic for dance, song, and poetry, along with an ongoing arts and crafts collab.

Run. Join Jersey City Runners for a morning run at Grove Street. Runners of all levels are welcome!

Theater. Experience "The Feminist's Handbook for Eastern Europe," a captivating blues cabaret that delves into themes of feminism and societal norms. This modern cabaret show will be performed at Jersey City Theater Center.

Volunteer. Head to Harimus Cemetery for their Saturday volunteer clean-ups, which start at 9 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by volunteers. Please message the account before attending to confirm details!

Walk. The Hudson River Color Walk is a fitness walk from Pier A Park in Hoboken to the Holi Hai Color Festival venue at Montgomery Street in Jersey City. The walk starts around 10:30 a.m. and is approximately 1.5 miles.


Sunday, June 16

Book Club. Anti-book club/book swap is happening in The Heights with The Literary Litter.

Witness the expressive artistry of Paweł Sakowicz's "Jumpcore," a dynamic dance performance exploring themes of liberation and self-expression at Jersey City Theater Center.

Farmer's Market.
The Riverview Farmer's Market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverview Park.

Hike. Jersey City Connects is back with their monthly hike, heading to Minnewaska State Park! Your ticket includes transportation, and certified guides will accompany you on your journey.

Mental Health. The Neighbors present The Shop, an evening dedicated to men’s mental health awareness.

Movie Night. Visit Dull Boy for their Sunday movie night. Enjoy some delicious cocktails while watching a classic film!

Music. The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers families with children aged ten and under games, movement, stories, and an opportunity to rock out to educate children and explore their creativity.

Music. Enjoy some Reggae music at Harry’s Daughter every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Music. Listen to Irish Traditional music at The Hutton every Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Run Club. Join The Grind Society with their weekly morning run. Runners of all levels are welcome to join!

Run Club. Join Jersey City Runners for their weekly morning run near Van Vorst Park. Runners of all levels are welcome!

Volunteer. Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse invites you to its introductory volunteer session. They offer free kayaking, paddle boarding, and outrigger canoeing during the warm months. Help support their mission and make a difference in our community!

Volunteer. Head to The Heights for this Sunday gardening volunteer event. Please message the account before attending to confirm details!

Workshop. Engage with thought leaders and industry experts through insightful panel discussions and interactive workshops at Jersey City Theater Center. Topics range from the role of art in promoting social change to the challenges and opportunities of creating art in times of political turmoil. Attendees can participate in Q&A sessions, gaining deeper insights into the artistic processes and the stories behind the works while meeting each other and community members.

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