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Events Happening This Week/Weekend In Jersey City and Hoboken

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Events Happening This Week/Weekend In Jersey City and Hoboken

Weekends in Jersey City can be more than just a break from work and a walk in the park. This thriving city hosts many events and activities that appeal to people from all walks of life. There are events for families with little children, young adults, singles, etc. Here, you will find some of the events happening this week/weekend in Jersey City.  

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Events Happening This Week/Weekend In Jersey City and Hoboken:

Music of India – Ragas & Rhythms 

Performed by the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players and Kulture Kool, this event will take place at Provost Park. It is a fusion of classical music and rhythmic dance from India. 

When: July 31, 2024, 7 pm

Where: 151 Bay St. Jersey City

The Heights Mama Meet-up

Create connections with other amazing moms over morning coffee and great conversations. This monthly meet-up for moms is brought to you in collaboration with JC Heights Parents.

When: July 26, 2024, 10 AM

Where: Lil’ Dove Cafe

Park Poetry

Hosted by the Washington Park Association of Hudson County, this live poetry event is a must-attend for all aesthetes. When: July 24, 2024, 6:30 pm – 10 pm

Where: Washington Park on Webster Ave & Paterson Plank Rd under the Gazebo

Handmade Market

If you enjoy all things artsy, this Art and Handmade Bazaar is the event to be in. Enjoy live music performances, from over 30 artists and makers and food. 

When: July 26, 2024, 3 pm – 8 pm

Where: Grove St. Path Plaza

Jersey City Carnival Parade

Celebrating 29 years of the Jersey City Carnival Parade with New Jersey Caribbean Weekend is something to look forward to. Vibrant music and culture is the mainstay of this event along with food and local businesses. 

When: July 26 to July 28, 2024, 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Lincoln Park

The Wedding Funeral 

Bring a chair, a blanket, snacks, friends, and family for “The Wedding Funeral” at Canco Park.

When: July 25, 2024

Where: Canco Park, 47 Dey St. Jersey City

Seed and Planting Workshops

seeds at JC library

Great opportunity for budding gardeners! If you love watching a plant grow or want to teach kids all about the importance of plants and watch them revel in seeing the seed sprout and develop into a sapling, here’s your chance courtesy @jclibrarynj  
Where: Jersey City Free Public Library
Jersey City Free Public Library has received a grant through which they are establishing seed libraries across their branches.

Tango On The Pier

Live Music at Exchange place

With the lower Manhattan skyline as the backdrop, enjoy live music at the pier. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a lovely evening with friends and family. This is organized by @hphapaulushook.
When: July 24, Aug. 21, Sept 18, 2024. 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place, JC

Applause in the Plaza

Applesauce in the Plaza, Jersey City

“Where words fail, music speaks” – Hans Christian Andersen
Applause in the Plaza is back! Enjoy the upbeat music and the evening at 164 Newark Ave, Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall, Downtown Jersey City. This is a free event. It is disability accessible.
When: July 12th, 18th, and 26th
Time: 6-8 pm


With a blend of Classic Rock and Blues, this Summerfest will be something to look forward to.
When: Every Tuesday, July 9th to August 13, 2024
Where: Liberty State Park, South Lawn.
Parking is free.

Wake and Rake

wake and rake

Organized by Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, this is for people who want to volunteer some hours and enjoy gardening work. Green thumbs are welcome. This is an opportunity to learn more about gardening and using garden tools.

Jets Youth Tackle Football Program

Tryouts for the Jets Youth Tackle Football Program, organized by the Department of Recreation, are here.
When: July 15th to August 2nd
Timing: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Caven Point

GROOVE on Grove

Free summer music series featuring local musicians every Wednesday from May through August in the Grove St PATH Plaza in Downtown Jersey City.

All Groove on Grove performances are curated by @rockitdocket
Thank you to our 2024 Groove on Grove sponsors who continue to support music and community in Downtown Jersey City. Check schedule here.

Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience

May 25, 2024 – Sept. 2, 2024

She’s here! Barbie has finally arrived at Liberty Science Center! In this interactive exhibit, kids can dress up and envision a number of different career paths – from doctor to pilot to archaeologist and beyond! Discover real-life role models, see Barbie dolls from throughout history, and explore all the possibilities in your future! Click here to learn more and get tickets.

4th Youth Urban Farm Club

Saturdays, from 10 am to 12 pm at 285 Ogden Avenue, Jersey City

Riverview Community Garden will be partnering with @hudsoncounty4h again this summer to educate teens ages 12-18 in the basics of gardening as part of the #HealthierJC initiative. Teens learn the basics of gardening and nurturing the earth.
Participants must be registered:

Other activities and things to do in Jersey City

With the summers being short, we make the most of the summer weekends available. It is great that there are so many events and activities in the city that are suitable for families. You can visit parks, go for hikes or go for camping. Zoos and safaris or drive-thru zoos are never disappointing for the kids. You can check out the petting zoos, a favorite of children and adults. Whether trampolines or dinosaurs, street food or cafes, farms or museums, Jersey City and the surrounding areas have it all. 

 And depending on the month, you can take the family to go and pick apples, or peaches. Visiting the nearby lavender fields would be calming for everyone.  If you want a change of colors, check out the sunflower farms. And in the evenings, with the pleasant weather, nothing can be better than meeting up with friends in restaurants. If you want to meet over drinks and have the kids in tow, there are many kid-friendly bars in and around the city. If you are looking for a night out after a full day of summer fun, look no further than Hoboken and Jersey City

Indoor activities: Summers don’t mean it is always sunny and dry. During the rain, you can check out the several indoor options available. If the heat gets too much with the soaring temperatures, you can opt for indoor activities or go to water parks and sprinkler parks. You can also try other water activities. Some of the most fulfilling summer days are spent near or in water.

Summer offers fantastic opportunities for activities and events, but it’s also an ideal time to focus on personal and children’s development. Mommy and me classes are available for moms with babies and toddlers. Numerous other summer classes are available – dance, fitness, art, cooking, baking, mathematics, and many more.  If the classes are held outdoors, it is double the advantage. One can enjoy a sunny day while doing something meaningful. And if you prefer to study on your own, there is no dearth of outdoor study spots in the city.
With so much being offered in this beautiful city we call home, let us make the best of this summer.

Events Happening in August In Jersey City and Hoboken

Puerto Rican Day Festival

Join live performances on the 64th annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Day Festival.

When: August 17 and 18, 2024

Neighbor First Annual Festival

This is a Neighborhood Festival held at Hamilton Park, Jersey City. There will be food, music, and local businesses and vendors. It is a perfect mix for neighbors to come together and enjoy!

When: August 25, 2024, 1 PM to 7 PM

Where: Hamilton Park, Jersey City

La Festa Italiana

Jersey City’s long-running Italian Festiva, La Festa Italiana, l is just around the corner. This event held at the Holy Rosary Church is a years-old tradition that celebrates Italian food, heritage, and culture. There will be visitors from all over the country. This old-world Italian street festival will have numerous local vendors, food, live entertainment, and games.

When: August 7 to 11, 2024, 5 PM to 11 PM

Where: 344 Sixth Street, Jersey City

Jersey City Summer Half Marathon

This public event will be held at the beautiful Lincoln Park on a certified measured course that counts as a qualifier. Water, Gatorade, and pour gels will be available at each station.  Check out more details here.

When: August 18, 2024, 7 am to 11 am.

Where: Lincoln Park, Jersey City


Past Events:


Pride Crosswalk Community Painting

This is organized by Cha Cha Boi Luna.  There will be music, games, and prizes.
When: July 17th , 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City

Trivia Night

This is hosted by Ed & Mary’s for See Spot Rescued, who work to rescue a man’s best friend.
Where: Address: 174 Cole Street, Jersey City
When: Wednesday, 7 pm to 10 pm.

Sensory Friendly Roller Skating

A fun event for all children and adults in the Autism spectrum organized by @whole_spectrum_autism. The participants get a chance to roller skate with our JCPD officers.
When: July 20, 2024, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Roller Skating Rink, 807 Summit Ave. Jersey City

Hip Hop in the Park

This is hosted by Break a Leg Ent. This annual hip-hop event, now in its third year, is held in Bethune Park. You can find more information here. This is free for the public.

When: July 20, 2024, 1 PM to 7 PM

Where: The Bethune Park

Jersey City Comedy Night

Check out Jersey City’s new comedy spot, Cafe Corretto connected to Roman Nose. There is a Comedy Variety Night on Thursday.

When: July 18, 2024, 8 PM

Where: Cafe Carretto, 123 Newark Ave. Jersey City

Sound Waves at Exchange Place

sound waves at Exchange place plaza

Relax with some live Jazz during lunchtime.
Where: Exchange Place Plaza
When: July 11, 2024, Noon

Jersey City Birds Art Show at the Barrow Mansion

Like birds? Love art? Come to the Jersey City Birds Art Show at the Barrow Mansion!
The kickoff party is Friday, July 12th, at 7:00 p.m. It will feature the work of local Jersey City artists, photographers, and birders. See what you may not have noticed in your backyard!
There will be music, a cash bar, and more.
Saturday, July 13th: Bring your kids to the family day. We’ll have fun activities and a Birds of Prey program at 2 p.m.

Feministival Series- FUNtastic Summer: Bubble Fest

Friday, July 12th, from 4 to 7 pm at Hamilton Park

Unfortunately, we are canceling the Bubble Fest because rain is forecast for later today. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hey families! Join JCFamilies for Bubble Fest, another fun and free summer event. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the weather with us. There will be many activities for kids, like giant bubbles, yoga for kids, arts & crafts, dance performances, and delicious food vendors! We can’t wait to see you!

4th of July Events

Please check the blog about events happening in Jersey City and nearby cities.

Updated July 17, 2024

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