This weekend, celebrate mama! There are tons of events to enjoy with mom all weekend long. If you're going sans mom this weekend, we've got some events for you too! Maybe even become a mom at an open pet adoption event, continue reading for details.
Thursday, May 9th:
Healthy Mama—Mind, Body, & Soul at Modera Lofts
Hey mamas, start Mothers' Day early with some self-care. Come to the Modera Lofts from 6-9pm on Thursday to learn about topics like fitness, nutrition, meditation, and general wellness from panelists. Light snacks and drinks will served and there will be giveaways! General admission is $25. It's a time for moms to focus on themselves a little more. 350 Warren St.
Happy Hour Fundraiser at Barcade
This Thursday come to Barcade to unwind for a cause from 6-9pm. For $30 you get 4 beer/wine/well drink tickets, 15 game tokens, and extended happy hour specials with a wrist band. This event will benefit the Special Education Department at The Ethical Community Charter School. 163 Newark Ave.
Paint & Bubble Tea at Sagoto Bubble Tea World
A different kind of paint and sip! Join Happy Paints at Sagoto Bubble Tea World this Thursday from 6-8pm. It is $30 for the two-hour step-by-step acrylic painting class, which includes a house milk tea. To sign up visit their Facebook event page. 652 Newark Ave.
Friday, May 10th:
Midnight Market '90s Party at Harborside Atrium
Midnight Market is back at it this Friday night with a '90s twist. Come party like it's everyone's favorite decade with food, drinks, and dancing. Coming hungry is strongly encouraged as all your favorite vendors will be there and food prices are capped at $7. This is a 21+ and cash only event. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. 6:30pm- midnight. 210 Hudson St.
INKubator New Play Festival at Art House Productions
Art House Productions is featuring a series of plays from Friday, May 10th to Sunday, May 12th. Eight emerging playwrights will showcase their work over the 3-day festival. Tickets are $10 per night. For more information check out the event schedule. 262 17th St.
Annual Mother's Day Celebration at Hamilton Park
JCFamilies is hosting their Annual Mother's Day Celebration this Friday from 4-7pm at Hamilton Park. Enjoy tons of fun Mommy & Me activities with the kids like arts and crafts, yoga, a bubble dance party, and more. Hamilton Park
Pre-Mother's Day Event at Taphouse
Sparkles Events is hosting a Girl's Night Out at Taphouse this Friday night from 9pm-2am. While motherhood is definitely something to celebrate, this night is just for mothers but for all women. Of course it's not a party without a DJ and drink specials, and participants can enjoy a $5 premium cash bar. Purchase tickets in advance via Eventbrite. 2 2nd St.
Saturday, May 11th:
Jersey Chivers Prom Night at Hudson Hall
Never got the high school prom experience? Just want to feel young again? Join the Jersey Chivers for a Prom Night that will benefit a Clear Path For Veterans, The night will start with a silent auction and the crowning of the King and Queen at Hudson Hall at 6pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance. 364 Marin Blvd.
Spring Fling Pet Adoption Event at Sawyer Smith Residential
Spring is the purrfect time to add a new addition to the family, and a good time to house train a new puppy! We're just saying! See Spot Rescued and Jersey Cats will be at the Sawyer Smith Residential from 11am-1pm. Hound About Town and Kanibal & Co. will be there should you need any supplies for your new fur baby. Treat your new pup to some Puppy Fro-Yo from Milk Sugar Love, the proceeds will go to See Spot Rescued. 242 10th St. #6.
The Heights History Walking Tour
Whether you're new in town, a long-term resident or considering moving to The Heights this is a good chance to learn about the neighborhood. Join local historian Dennis Doran for a walking tour from 12-2pm. Central Ave. and Bowers St.
Sunday, May 12th:
Mother's Day Plant Nite at Zinburger
Do something different with Mom this Mother's Day, like crafting a beautiful succulent garden she can take home. Yay Maker will be there from 12-1:30 pm to guide you with step-by-step instructions and will supply everything you need. Just bring yourself and your mother. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $45 per person. Enjoy some drinks and bite too while you're at it. 30 Mall Dr. East
Pampering Party: Mother's Day Event at LUSH
Kick off Mother's Day with some pampering. From 9-11am stop by LUSH at the Newport Mall for a skincare consultation from professionals. Then enjoy a facial cleansing, mask and finish with a face massage. Product suggestions that align with your #skingoals will be hand-selected. Space is limited, so to secure your spot drop in the store and purchase a $30 gift card (We all know who that is going too!) Refreshments will be available. First come, first serve. 30 Mall Dr. W
Written by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
Jersey City born, Kait loves how the city has flourished since her childhood, and the fact that she can now enjoy it as an adult. She can often be found running by the waterfront, in the local vintage shops or killing it on the foosball table at South House. Her hobbies include brunch, shopping, and Instagram. What like those aren't hobbies? Follow her outfits and antics @outfittedand_about!