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Here’s how to celebrate fall in Hoboken


Hoboken falls best and the season officially arrived on September 22. In honor of everyone’s favorite season, we’ve rounded up 10 local activities to help get you in the fall mood! From candle shopping to cocktails, we’ve got you covered.

Go shopping in town

(Photo credit: @wickedscentshoboken)

Adding a new scent to your space is a guaranteed way to get into the spirit of fall. Uptown Hoboken shoppers can stop by Margo market, for fall candles with seasonal scents, including spicy pumpkin, apple harvest, campfire, etc. The sustainable shop also has excellent non-toxic nail polish in multiple colors, ideal for the season.

Try new fall menu items at your favorite restaurants


^ Monroe’s Fall Cocktail

There is something about a seasonal cocktail that hits you differently. Sorellina, Grand Vin, Saku, and other Hoboken hotspots will be launching fall menus and specialty cocktails in the coming weeks. Yin Matos, Managing Director of Monroe Sushi and Cocktail Bar recount Hoboken girl, “We’re presenting a collection of something old, new and spicy this fall. Guests can look forward to a spicy hot chocolate cocktail called Cuckoo for Cocoa; a Pear With Me drink with cinnamon notes; and the Pumpkin Up the Jam, which is the team’s version of an espresso martini and inspired by the spicy pumpkin latte. The fall menu will debut in October and will see a full list of festive cocktails in town here.

Cleanse negative energy


Cleanse unwanted energy with sage this scary season. Smudging or sagging is a tradition to purify one’s space, mind, body and spirit. One place to pick it up is Wicked Scents. Hoboken girl spoke to candle store owner Miguel Gonçalves about the importance of having a cleaning practice at the start of a new season. Gonçalves gave some advice: “When you pass out on your own or your space, I recommend using a feather to circulate the smoke. It is very important to keep the window open, in this way the negative energy can be released outside to be purified and renewed. Wicked Scents also has a collection of fall soy candles, including smart scents like Ghosted Again and Hexes For Exes. Other places to buy sage are The Co., UNJUMBOLD, and The Washington General Store. Check out this list for all the stores that sell it. PS – The Co. also does tarot card readings!

Read more: A guide to the fall festivals happening in North Jersey

Take part in football Sundays


The Sunday football bar crawl is a quintessential fall activity. Bars like Wicked Wolf, Green Rock, Madd Hatter, The Shannon and more epitomize the full downtown Hoboken experience. There are countless bars and restaurants in Hoboken that celebrate the football season – from unique wings and curated drink menus to wall-to-wall TV setups, Hoboken has all the best vibes of the football season. See the complete guide to local bars with outdoor TV setups here, ideal for football Sundays.

Head to a sunflower farm

sunflower field events

There are so many unique Sunflower farms to visit less than an hour from Hudson County. Invited to Holland Ridge Farms can pick their own sunflowers and create their own bouquets. “We think U-Pick Sunflower Events are special because it’s a once-a-year floral experience. Just as the season changes, it provides the perfect opportunity to fill your camera roll with colorful fall photos. It’s a fun experience that people of all ages can enjoy, ”said Nick Uster, Holland Ridge Farms team member. Tickets are on sale now and the interactive experience begins Friday, September 24. Make sure to follow @hollandridgefarms to follow the development of the farm and book tickets for events.

Sign up for an outdoor fitness class

Jane do JC outdoor lesson

Refresh your fall fitness routine with an outdoor class. Jane do offers several cardio and weight training classes in the backyard outside the Monroe Center studio. It’s a great way to make the most of the cool fall weather and changing leaves while getting a sweat. Follow the fitness center @janedo for more updates and the full season schedule. See a list of other Hoboken gyms offering fitness classes here.

Plan a day trip to go apple and pumpkin picking

north jersey pumpkin picking

Planning day trips with friends and family is a the must-have for fall. Apple and pumpkin picking at Battleview Orchards is a popular trip and is about an hour from Hudson County. The apple cider donut line can get crowded, so get there early. The country store also offers pies, bread, pastries and more. See here for the ultimate guide to picking apples and pumpkins.

See more: Fall Festival Cocktails to Try in Hoboken + Jersey City This Season

Redecorate your home

Washington General

(Photo credit: @washingtongeneral)

Elevate your space with new fall decors at local boutiques like Luna Rose Home, Washington General, UNJUMBOLD, and Creative Interiors. With pampas grass, pumpkin decor and more, you can choose to be dark and elegant or light and festive. See here for a list of companies that offer furniture and home accessories.

Spend the morning in a Coffee

The Beehive

^ La Ruche’s autumn coffee specials

(Photo credit: @hellofromthehive)

Pumpkin coffee will always mark the start of the fall season. Revitalize your morning routine and your work day by spending time at a neighborhood café. Cafe Vista for one, updates its October schedules and increases the seating positions outside and inside. See the complete locals guide pumpkin coffees here and perfect coffees for the WFH here.

Upgrade your wardrobe and go shopping with sweaters

Mint market

(Photo credit: @mintmarket)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the sweater season! Discover the ultra-soft wool sweaters and matching sets at pepper and salon or other styles from local favorites like Mint Market, Vintage on First, Revival Vintage. But these aren’t the only stores selling clothes in town – see this guide for a full list of local shops.


Written by: Gabrielle Buscema

Gabrielle has lived in Mile Square for over six years. She’s been a publicist and event planner in the fashion industry and even a consultant at Kleinfeld Bridal – she loves everything about weddings! When not working or scrubbing Zola to plan her own wedding, Gabi can be found enjoying an espresso martini at her favorite spot Sorellina or heading to a trampoline class at Jane Do.


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