Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out! 12 Things to Look Forward to in {June in Hoboken}

1. Glow Party at Black Bear, June 1st

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Kick off June at Black Bear’s Glow party; dance the night away with $3 domestic drafts and $4 house drinks! Starts at 9pm, don’t forget to wear white!


2. OLG Funfest, June 2nd

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Sponsored by Hoboken’s The Church of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, Funfest Kicks off with Nitefest Saturday, June 2, from 6-10pm. Don’t miss the Cornhole Tournament at Thirsty Monk Biergarten. Come back on Sunday, June 3, from 11am-6pm for entertainment, rides, games, crafts and food.


3. Hoboken Secret Gardens Tour, June 3rd

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Annual Secret Gardens Tour takes place on Sunday, June 3, from 9am-4pm. For the first time, this year the tour is self-guided! Ten homeowners will share their “secret gardens” to support the Hoboken Historical Museum. Get your tickets in advance for $25 or the day of for $35 ($25 for members).


4. Concerts in Sinatra Park, Starting June 7th

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Enjoy live music every monday in June at the Sinatra Park Amphitheater. This year’s lineup includes:

  • June 7 (7pm) – Gene and D. Plumbers and Emily & the Ideals
  • June 14 (6:30pm) – Sinatra Idol Contest
  • June 21 (7pm) – Hey Bull Dog: Beatles Tribute
  • June 28 (7:30pm) – New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

*Takes place at Maxwell Place, bring a blanket or lawn chair!


5. Bin 14 Andre Mack Tasting Dinner, June 7th

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You’ve been working hard all year long, so why not kick off summer and treat yo’self to a delicious tasting dinner with renowned sommelier and winemaker Andre Mack at Bin 14? Enjoy a 3-course pairing menu by Chef Anthony Pino. The event runs from 7-9pm for $125 per person (plus tax & gratuity).


6. Hoboken Cocktail Week June 8 – 17

Hoboken Cocktail Week

Hoboken Happy Hours is proud to present Hoboken Cocktail Week for the 2nd year in a row! From June 8-17 (10 whole days!), you can enjoy delicious cocktails, attend special events, and take advantage of exclusive discounts from some of your favorites like City Bistro, The Shepherd & the Knucklehead and Urban Coalhouse. Visit hobokencocktailweek.com for more details.


7. PKD Charity Bar Crawl, June 9th 

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The New Jersey Chapter of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation will be having their 5th annual Bar Hop to Stop PKD Pub Crawl in Hoboken from 12-8pm to benefit the PKD Foundation. Pre-registration costs $15, and day-of registration costs $20. The pub crawl kicks off at Wicked Wolf at noon. From there, it goes to The Shannon, Mulligans, and finally, McSwiggans.


8. Sinatra Idol Contest 2018, June 14th

Sinatra Idol, Hoboken

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The beloved Sinatra Idol Contest is back on Thursday, June 14th at the Sinatra Park Amphitheater. 15 contestants will compete for prizes awarded to the best Sinatra-style singer. This event is free to the public and starts at 6:30pm. In case of rain, the contest will take place at Stevens Institute of Technology DeBaun Auditorium, located at 5th & Hudson.


9. Watch the World Cup LIVE

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It’s the moment you’ve waited 4 years for; FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Start watching Thursday night at House of ‘Que, or head to Hoboken’s Favorite “Footie” Bar, Mulligan’s, to watch the beautiful game.


10. Father’s Day, June 17th

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BBQ Platter from House of ‘Que

Why not treat your best guy to a meal in the Mile Square? (No need to take the train home – bonus!). Partake in protein-hearty meals like barbecue at House of ‘Que. Or if you are feeling extra, dine on steak at Dino and Harry’s or Delfrisco’s Grill.


11. Longest Day of the Year! June 21st  

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Thursday, June 21st is the first day of Summer, aka Summer Solstice, aka longest day of they year!! Spend it outside as much as you can. Meet up with friends for some quality time lounging at the pier, or maybe plan for rooftop rosé.


12. Movies Under the Stars

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Starting June 13th, Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars at Pier A Park is back. Enjoy 3 Oscar-worthy films on Wednesday Nights:

  • June 13 –  La La Land
  • June 20 –  Lady Bird
  • June 27 –  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


Written by Krista Behr

A tri-state native and Hoboken resident of 3 years, Krista has made it her mission to leave her mark on all the photo booths in town. A pop culture fanatic, you can always count on her to know the name of that guy who starred in that movie…on the Disney channel…15 years ago. Krista is constantly trying to find the balance between answering FOMO’s siren call and her inner desire to binge-watch the latest show for 18 hours straight. Similar to Starburst, she is a walking contradiction.