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Events Happening This Weekend In Jersey City

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Events Happening This Weekend In Jersey City

No plans this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Below is a list of local events happening in Jersey City this weekend. As the weather gets warmer make sure to enjoy the local parks in Jersey City, maybe even go for a picnic or enjoy one of the outdoor dining options in the area as well!

Kids’ Night Out Spooky Science

Friday, October 18th 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Zaniac will be scaring up a good time STEAM style. Build a haunted house with working lights. Channel your inner Dr. Frankenstein with circuits and LEGO monsters. Come dressed in your best costume to receive a prize! Pizza will be provided.

Spooktacular Monster Bash at The Little Gym!

Friday, October 18th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join the Jersey City Mamas and The Little Gym of Jersey City for its First Annual Spooktacular Monster Bash on Friday, October 18th from 5:30-8:30PM to benefit Moms Helping Moms!

They will have a fun evening full of awesome games and activities in the gym and some fun treats! Kids (and adults) are welcome to attend in costume, just remember that the kiddos will need to be barefoot in the gym for safety reasons! (No glitter please!)

All proceeds from this event will benefit Moms Helping Moms, an organization that provides low-income families in New Jersey with the essential baby items that they need to give their children a safe, happy and healthy start. Though this event is free and open to the public, we suggest a $10 donation per child.

The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s: Halloween Ball

Saturday, October 19th, 12-3 pm

Annual Fundraiser for the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery

with 11 bands at the cemetery and 23 bands at 5 after parties

Saturday, October 19th gates at noon] [horrific weather date for cemetery show Sunday, October 20th]

$12 adv / $15 at the gate

Spooky Sleepover Family Halloween Camp In

Saturday, October 19th + October 20th: 6 PM 

Experience all your favorite parts of the Halloween season – mazes, haunted houses, spooky fun – under one roof at the ultimate slumber party adventure! Snooze in your favorite exhibits, but not before experiencing a night of Halloween thrills! Navigate your way through our outdoor Spider Maze, a 4,000-sq-ft webby labyrinth that’s unlike any maze you’ve experienced before. Fight zombies in our virtual reality game, transform into a ghost at the Pepper’s Ghost Illusion Chamber, and explore chemistry by mixing some magic potions! Get tickets here.

Halloween [email protected] Gordon Park

Saturday, October 19th, 1PM-4PM

Ghouls, Goblins, Superheroes and Villains! Come join us for our Third Halloween Bash @ Leonard Gordon Park aka Mosquito Park! Music, crafts, games, parade, costume contest and a pumpkin patch ($3).

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Counsel on the Arts, a division of the Dept. of State and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Costume Contest at 2:00 p.m. (registration required

Halloween Parade at 3:45 p.m.

Peter and the Wolf with NJ Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players

Saturday, October 19th at 2 PM – 4:30 PM

Audiences of all ages will thrill to the adventures of a mischievous boy, hungry wolf, grumpy grandpa and collection of animal characters in Peter and the Wolf at this New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players family concert. In his famous musical fairytale, Prokofiev cleverly matches each character to an instrument and a musical theme so listeners can imagine the exciting tale as it unfolds.

𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Margaret Williams Theatre, NJCU Hepburn Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd, #JerseyCity⁣

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 + 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:⁣
• Saturday, October 19 – 2 p.m. ⁣

$20 for Adults – $12 for children 17 and under

Hoboken Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 19th at 11AM – 3PM

Free activities including: Pony Rides, Craft Activities, Moonwalk, Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Painting, Trackless Train, Hay Maze,
Face Painting, Carriage rides, Moonwalk, fitness & more
Food and sweet treats for sale.
Performances by:
11am – Garden St. School of the Performing Arts
11:40am – All Saints & BOLD Arts
12:10pm – Kid Notes with Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso
1pm – Rockness Music
2pm – Zydeco Revelators

Fall Fright Fest

Sunday, October 20th-October 27th: 9AM-5:30PM

This season, Liberty Science Center debuted Fall Fest – North Jersey’s ultimate autumn adventure! Beginning Oct. 19, Fall Fest gets “spookified” and turns into Fall Fright Fest!

Everything you love about the Halloween season—the haunted houses, the mazes, the creepy surprises—is right here in Jersey City. And we’ve got activities for all ages in your group! See if you can find your way out of our outdoor Spider Maze, a 4,000-sq-ft webby labyrinth that’s unlike any maze you’ve experienced before. The eight-foot-tall haystack is the perfect climbing challenge for your big kids, while the hay maze is a blast for the little kids in your group. Everyone will love turning into ghosts and learning the science of illusion at the Pepper’s Ghost Illusion Chamber!

Walk at Making Strides of Jersey City

Sunday, October 20th: 8 AM – 1 PM

Helping the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer is a team effort. The more supporters you can get to walk and fundraise, the better! This 5k is going to be a fun, new and competitive enhancement to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Jersey City event on October 20th. The runners with the pinkest, sparkliest, and boldest attire will not only win a prize but will also be featured on our social media pages and given a shoutout on stage on event day!Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. Celebrate your shared efforts. Inspire each other to carry on. More information here. 

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