Things to Do This Weekend |
June 21 to 23


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 21

Cards. Head to Victory Point to play Magic the Gathering! You'll get three OTJ play boosters to draft from.

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

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

Film. Check out the Golden Door Film Festival at Art House showcasing various films this weekend!

Kayak Adventure. Join a guided moonlight kayak tour to explore Sawmill Creek Marsh, Anderson Creek Marsh, and other wildlife areas. Register with Hackensack Riverkeeper!

Local Market. 3 Acres hosts its first night market featuring local artists and vendors from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Movie. Exchange Place Alliance invites you to a free movie night—this week, it's High School Musical 2!

Music. Enjoy live music at The Statuary in The Heights and get ready for a Latin jazz party featuring Doug Beavers.

Music. The RNA Summer Music Series kicks off this Friday with Justin Garcia Band performing at 7 pm.

Music. Head to Fox and Crow in The Heights to listen to Hayworth and Lauren Rosato.

Music. Listen to live acoustic music at Departed Soles, featuring Elizabeth Winterbourne.

Music. Dance the night away at Golden Cicada with a mix of disco, funk, soul, and rock and roll spun by Look at My Records!

Paint and Puff. No description needed. Buy your tickets here!

Paint and Sip. If puffing isn’t your thing but painting is, head over to The Heights for this event!

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

Summer Solstice. Head to Grace Church in Van Vorst for an immersive celebration of art, activism, revelry, ritual, and dancing.

Theater. Jersey City Theater Center presents “America, Jersey City, and Juneteenth: A Community Celebration and Conversation.” This event is free.

Yoga. Celebrate the spiritual tradition of yoga in Hoboken with these donation-based classes that start at 4 pm. 


Saturday, June 22

Art Crawl. Explore Bergen Lafayette with the Art Crawl. Enjoy arts events and exhibitions while local businesses offer discounts or promotions for Art Crawlers. It’s free to attend!

Block Party. Celebrate and preserve Jersey City's culture at the Reclaim the Block Festival. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy live music, delicious food, and vendors.

Cards. Head to Victory Point to play Magic the Gathering. Play in their first Pioneer Tournament!

Communal Brunch. Join Jersey City Mamas for a brunch to meet other mamas!

Dance Party. Head to Moose Lodge for an 80s freestyle dance party!

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

Local Market. Hoboken Museum is hosting their thrifty Saturday market!

Juneteenth Festival. Head to Berry Lane Park for Jersey City’s Juneteenth Family Festival. Starting at 1 p.m., enjoy live music, activities, and food for purchase.

Music. Enjoy live music at Belle Ame Cafe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Music. Check out Free Whenever at Fox and Crow in The Heights. Their music blends vintage psychedelia, dub reggae, eastern modality, and African rhythms.

Music. Join in on this interactive breakdown of jazz fundamentals at Barrow Mansion. Whether you know nothing or everything about jazz, this free event is for music lovers.

Open Mic. Golden Light hosts an open mic night at Green Space Studios. Enjoy an evening of music, poetry, and networking.

Open Mic. Showcase your talents at Caffe Maria’s open mic night. Perfect for aspiring artists, musicians, and performers!

Pride Bar Crawl. Check out the Pride Bar Crawl in Jersey City or Hoboken.

Pride and Paint. Let your inner artist shine and sip on your favorite drinks at The Drip Paint & Sip Studio.

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

Speed Dating. Attend this speed dating event for ages 35 to 50.

Tennis. Test your tennis skills and connect with others at this meetup in Washington Park!

Volunteer. Help out at Harimus Cemetery’s Saturday clean-ups from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are saving and preserving this historic site. Please message the account before attending to confirm details.

Yacht Party. Get ready for an unforgettable night on the Hudson River with this yacht party. Enjoy three floors of pulsating beats and breathtaking views.


Sunday, June 23

Art. Crema is having an art show featuring 15 different artists. It starts at 4 p.m.

Candle. Sol Spirit is teaching a candle-making workshop.

Cards. Head to Victory Point to learn how to play Magic the Gathering.

Craft. JC Women’s Collective is having a free crafty picnic in Van Vorst Park from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. They will provide supplies for bracelet making, collaging, crocheting, and more!

Drag Brunch. Head to Halifax for this Pride Panel and Drag Brunch! Listen and engage with local LGBTQ+ voices as they discuss relevant topics in the community. Be dazzled by a performance by Drag Queen Harmonica Sunbeam and grab your Pride swag bag to go!

Farmer's Market. The Riverview Farmer's Market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverview Park. They will be haivng their annual Summer Solstice Festival!

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

Local Market. Vanilla Skies is hosting a summer pop-up event with over 30 vendors, from wellness vendors to vintage ones! There is also a candle-making workshop for those interested in learning how to make their own candles.

Local Market. Head to Weehawken for this market featuring a diverse range of local businesses and artists.

Local Market. Main Street Pops has become a popular monthly community gathering spot, offering a diverse selection of local artisans and small businesses selling their handmade creations. The market also features live local music, outdoor games, family fun activities, and seasonal attractions.

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

Music. Listen to 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.

Pride Party. The Ainsworth in Hoboken is having a pride party starting at 12 p.m.!

Rooftop Party. The Stork Club is kicking off the summer with a rooftop party. Tickets include drinks, light bites, a live DJ, and giveaways.

Run Club. Join The Grind Society for their weekly morning run in the Bergen Lafayette neighborhood. Runners of all levels are welcome!

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

Volunteer. Jersey City Connects is hosting a volunteer event at Harimus Cemetery this weekend. Volunteers have been preserving the grounds since it was abandoned in 2008.

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!


Rishabh Jain captured all these photos during our photowalk.

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