Open House 2018-19: Schools Jersey City

Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City:

Jersey City schools are beginning to host Open Houses for fall registration. Open Houses give parents a chance to check out the facility and learn about the school offerings. Teachers and staff are usually on hand to answer questions and give school tours. Visit a few schools and find the best fit for your child.

JCFamilies is hosting its JCEducation Fair’18 on September 22nd It will be great opportunity to meet and talk to school representatives. Learn here about the schools participating in the event this year.

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming Open Houses in Jersey City.

 


LEARNING LADDERS

Address: 33-35 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Address: 160 Morgan St, Suite # 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Learning Ladders International Baccalaureate World School is an independent, private, non-sectarian school with locations in historic Paulus Hook and in downtown Grove St of Jersey City.

Learning Ladders fosters independence, promotes, analytical thinking and creative problem solving. We utilize developmentally appropriate practices to provide stimulating early experiences which promotes children’s social/ emotional, physical and cognitive development. We support children by laying strong foundations in being responsible, gracious and confident citizens of tomorrow’s world.

OPEN HOUSES:

Friday, 10 August from  3-7pm at 160 Morgan St, Suite 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Friday, 17 August from 3-7pm at 33 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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BELOVED COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
508 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-630-4702

A dedicated charter school located in Jersey City; a school that thrives from their “caring school climate” as they call it. At BelovEd Community Charter School they believe in helping the students to feel cared about in their environment which helps them to care about others in return. They believe in establishing this friendly environment because it brings the students a step closer to enjoying and loving school. We all know it’s always easier to learn when we are having a good time, why not apply this to the kid’s everyday curriculum!

Beloved is a place that would be committed to your child and his or her success. They understand that once a child becomes a student it is the responsibility of the faculty at BelovED Community Charter School to lead them onto the right path; preparing them for their success in school, college and future careers. So let’s talk about some of the things that BelovEd has to offer you folks in Jersey City!

OPEN HOUSES

October 4, 2018, November 15, 2018, January 30, 2019

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SMART START ACADEMY

Various locations: please check website

Smart Start Academy has teacher-student ratios of 1:3 for infants through toddler years and a 1:5 ratio for preschool and pre-k children. They use The Creative Curriculum which focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills. Four areas of development are addressed through this curriculum: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The five fundamental principles of the Creative Curriculum are:

  1. Positive interactions and relationships with adults can provide an essential foundation for successful learning
  2. Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in education.
  3. Purposeful and constructive play supports essential learning.
  4. The physical environment impacts the type and quality of learning interactions.
  5. Teacher and family partnerships encourage development and learning.

OPEN HOUSES

Second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm (please refer to website for location)

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TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
720 Monroe St. Suite 105-106 Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: 201-755-5585

Tessa International School provides a quality learning environment for children 2.5 and up. At Tessa, children are introduced to other languages and cultures to enhance cultural awareness. Through understanding and respect, Tessa aims to develop curious, knowledgeable and caring children. Tessa International School emphasizes the social-emotional development of children in conjunction with strong academic challenges. Tessa provides a world-class education based on international models. Future plans including organizing public transportation for students. Click here for tuition information. Learn more about Tessa International School and see if it is the Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City choice for your family.

OPEN HOUSES

September 15th and October 13th

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI SCHOOL
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-533-1910

The Hamilton Park Montessori educates children from infancy through 8th grade through nurturing each child’s love of learning. Each child is provided opportunities for growth and development to help them become capable, confident and compassionate citizens of the world.

Click here for information on tuition. Hamilton Park Montessori is included in the list of best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

OPEN HOUSES for the whole family:
NOVEMBER 3, 2018: 10:00 – 11:30 AM; FEBRUARY 3, 2019: 10:00 – 11:30 AM

OPEN HOUSES for parents only:
OCTOBER 11, 2018 @ 9AM
NOVEMBER 27, 2018 @ 6 PM
JANUARY 29, 2019 @ 9 AM (to be confirmed)
FEBRUARY 26, 2019 @ 6 PM (to be confirmed)

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THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY
209 3rd Street Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 338- 8320 # 202

The French American Academy provides a bilingual and comprehensive curriculum in an atmosphere which encourages critical reasoning, wonder, enthusiasm and a strong ambition. The French American Academy believes learning a second language at an early age is a lifelong advantage which benefits children both academically and cognitively. They believe every child has a potential for excellence and work passionately to educate the whole child.The teacher student ratio is better than the state required teacher ratio: 5:1 Pre-K, 8:1 for three year olds in Pre-K, 10:1 for four year olds in Pre-K, and 12:1 in Kindergarten and up. The impressive ratios make it one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

OPEN HOUSES

Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 12pm
Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 12pm
Thursday, December 6th from 9am to 11pm

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ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL
707 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 792- 6292

All Saints Episcopal Day School nurtures academic excellence from Nursery to Grade 8 by encouraging social responsibility and educating the whole child. The dedicated staff shares values of hard work, self-discipline, mutual respect and the active pursuit of knowledge and understanding. All Saints Episcopal Day School is one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City

OPEN HOUSES

Daytime Tours (8:45 AM) 25 SEP 18, 16 OCT 18, 06 NOV 18, 27 NOV 18
Saturday Open House (10:00 AM) 08 DEC 18

 

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY
 233 9th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201)706-3025

Broadway experienced instructors offering professional classes for beginner and advanced dancers, as well as acting, singing, gymnastics and piano lessons!

OPEN HOUSES

September 8th from  10am-1pm

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ZANIAC
125 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 360-2450

Zaniac offers a comprehensive range of Steam programs for kids in grades K-8. Zaniac’s courses are designed to harness a child’s natural curiosity to produce lifelong passions and academic achievement. Their courses also foster positive social development through the use of role model instructors and peer-based learning. Zaniac’s inclusive learning environment provides the best possible learning experience for each child, and children with unique/spectrum needs are warmly welcomed.

OPEN HOUSE

Back to School open house on 9/13 from 5-7pm

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GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
1018 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030– Phone: (201) 683-9100

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts located at 1018 Washington Street in Hoboken is the leading school for the performing arts in NJ. All ages starting from 2 through adult are welcome to join our classes ranging from: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Broadway Theater Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Musical Theater, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Voice, Drums, Brass and Woodwind Instruments. All ages, styles and levels welcome. Only premiere Ballet Studio offering certified American Ballet

OPEN HOUSES

9/8/18 TO 9/14/18

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THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306– Phone: (201) 984-4151

The Ethical Community Charter School might be for you! This is a school that encourages as much student participation as possible; they encourage the students to ask questions and form their own opinions. This school takes advantage of the arts and uses it as a movement to integrate both fun and learning into one. They do a great job at mixing community into the learning aspect of the school.

The Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City is a school open for children in Kindergarten to the eighth grade. The curriculum for each grade group is made up by focusing and mixing three different elements. In the curriculum the staff incorporates responsive learning, multidisciplinary core curriculum and project-based learning. This style of teaching can accomplish many goals academically within the same time. For example, while students are being taught about information in one subject that are simultaneously using and strengthening their writing skills. This is one of the main goals at the Ethical Community Center School.

OPEN HOUSES

Most Fridays starting September 14 at 9:30am. See www.tinyurl.com/TECCSOpenHouse for dates and to sign up.

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LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY HOBOKEN MARSHALL
100 Marshall Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 890-6727

Hello Hoboken families! Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall is OPEN! We are excited to be a part of the community and welcome all Hoboken families to visit us. Parents here will experience peace of mind knowing that their children are receiving the best possible care along with a quality early childhood education. Our school is NOW ENROLLING for our Infant, Toddler, Preschool, & Pre-K programs! Call us for more information and schedule your tour! We can’t wait to meet you and your family soon!

OPEN HOUSES

October 8th-October 12th, 2018

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MINDFUL MONTESSORI
253 Clerk Street, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07304

OPEN HOUSES

Open House/Tours available anytime per request by scheduling with Miss Megan at 347-282-6967.

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THREE LITTLE BIRDS
16 Erie Street and 691 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 917-558-1836

OPEN HOUSE

10/2/18, 11/1/18, 12/6/18, 1/10/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, 6/6/19

 

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PICO TECH INSTITUTE
278 Monmouth Street Jersey City, NJ 07306, Phone: 917-655-5040

PicoTech Institute is a hands-on learning experience for the whole family. Featuring classes in research, design, and engineering for grades 3-8, and arts and music classes for grades k-5, your child will discover a passion at one of the best STEM and coding classes for kids in Jersey City. PicoTech’s first-rate birthday packages and unique family ‘maker’ nights provide hours of fun for families throughout.

OPEN HOUSE

9/11 @7:30pm, 10/9 @7:30pm, 11/[email protected]:30pm, 12/[email protected]:30pm

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DELIVERANCE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
247 Old Bergen Road, Jersey City NJ-  Phone: 551-200-0519

 

OPEN HOUSE

September 17th

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BERGEN – LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304 – Phone: 201-706-3403

OPEN HOUSES

On-site:
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Virtual:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 12,, 2019 – 8:30 pm

 

Open Houses: Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City

Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City:

Open Houses give parents a chance to check out the facility and learn about the school offerings. Teachers and staff are usually on hand to answer questions and give school tours. Visit a few schools and find the best fit for your child. Below you’ll find a list of upcoming Open Houses in Jersey City.

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

150 Warren St #108, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 333-5600

Waterfront Montessori is a parent-founded, parent-run independent school for children from two years old through eighth grade. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of well-rounded education, socially, emotionally, intellectually and artistically, for children from all over the globe and from all walks of life, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as critical thinkers, learners, explorers, inventors, artists, leaders, and, ultimately, citizens of the world. Their Fall Open House date is December 1st from 9 AM – 11 AM! Register here

 

Hudson Montessori School

10 Regent St, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 516-0700

The idea of connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) through the study of a yearlong theme began back in 2009 when the Hudson Montessori School started. The school serves serves children from 2 years old through 6th Grade. The Montessori Method focuses on allowing a child to learn in a hands-on setting, which is designed to cater to each child’s individual needs and unique personality. Children are introduced to many new themes and concepts in the prepared environments of our classrooms. These themes spur their curiosity and excitement, and motivate them to work with materials independently. Open House dates include January 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM and February 5, 2019 at 9:30 AM. 

ZANIAC

125 1st St, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 360-2450

Zaniac offers a comprehensive range of Steam programs for kids in grades K-8. Zaniac’s courses are designed to harness a child’s natural curiosity to produce lifelong passions and academic achievement. Their courses also foster positive social development through the use of role model instructors and peer-based learning. Zaniac’s inclusive learning environment provides the best possible learning experience for each child, and children with unique/spectrum needs are warmly welcomed. Call (201) 360-2450 to schedule a tour of the campus. 

CAMP RIVERBEND

116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren
Phone: (908) 580-2267
Camp Riverbend’s philosophy is “confidence not competition.” They honor each camper’s talents and efforts. Camp Riverbend provides a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, environmental learning and performing arts.
Upcoming Open House Events: Sunday Jan 27, 10 am – 12 pm, Saturday Feb 23, 10 am – 12 pm, Sunday March 17, 10 am – 12 pm, Saturday April 13, 10 am – 12 pm, Saturday May 11, 11 am – 2 pm


LEARNING LADDERS

Various Locations: 33 Hudson St – 35 Hudson St, 160 Morgan St Jersey City

Learning Ladders International Baccalaureate World School is an independent, private, non-sectarian school with locations in historic Paulus Hook and in downtown Grove St of Jersey City. Learning Ladders fosters independence, promotes, analytical thinking and creative problem solving. Call 201.918.6643 to schedule a tour of the campuses. 

 

 

BELOVED COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
508 Grand Street, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 630-4702

At BelovEd Community Charter School they believe in helping the students to feel cared about in their environment which helps them to care about others in return. They believe in establishing this friendly environment because it brings the students a step closer to enjoying and loving school. We all know it’s always easier to learn when we are having a good time, why not apply this to the kid’s everyday curriculum! Next Open House: November 29th at 6:30 PM.

SMART START ACADEMY

Various locations: please check website

Smart Start Academy has teacher-student ratios of 1:3 for infants through toddler years and a 1:5 ratio for preschool and pre-k children. They use The Creative Curriculum which focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills. Four areas of development are addressed through this curriculum: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The next Open House at their Hoboken location: Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 552 9th Street, Hoboken

 

 

 

 

 

TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

720 Monroe St. Suite 105-106 Hoboken

Phone: (201) 755-5585

Tessa International School provides a quality learning environment for children 2.5 and up. At Tessa, children are introduced to other languages and cultures to enhance cultural awareness. Through understanding and respect, Tessa aims to develop curious, knowledgeable and caring children. Tessa International School emphasizes the social-emotional development of children in conjunction with strong academic challenges. Tessa provides a world-class education based on international models. Open House: December 1st 9:30 am – 11:00 am.

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 533-1910

The Hamilton Park Montessori educates children from infancy through 8th grade through nurturing each child’s love of learning. Each child is provided opportunities for growth and development to help them become capable, confident and compassionate citizens of the world. Upcoming Open House Events: November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm, November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am for Elementary Student applicants (1st – 3rd grades), January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am, February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am Saturday Open House*, February 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY

209 3rd Street Jersey City

Phone: (201) 338- 8320 # 202

The French American Academy provides a bilingual and comprehensive curriculum in an atmosphere which encourages critical reasoning, wonder, enthusiasm and a strong ambition. They believe learning a second language at an early age is a lifelong advantage which benefits children both academically and cognitively. Next Open House: Thursday, December 6th from 9am to 11am. You can also call to schedule a private tour.

 

 

 

 

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL

707 Washington Street, Hoboken

Phone: (201) 792- 6292

All Saints Episcopal Day School nurtures academic excellence from Nursery to Grade 8 by encouraging social responsibility and educating children as a whole. The dedicated staff shares values of hard work, self-discipline, mutual respect and the active pursuit of knowledge and understanding. All Saints Episcopal Day School is one of the best early childhoodelementary, and middle schools serving Jersey City. Open House: November 27, 2018 at 8:45 am, December 8th at 10 am. 

NEXT STEP BROADWAY

 233 9th St, Jersey City

Phone: (201)706-3025

Broadway experienced instructors offering professional classes for beginner and advanced dancers, as well as acting, singing, gymnastics and piano lessons!

GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

1018 Washington Street Hoboken

Phone: (201) 683-9100

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts located at 1018 Washington Street in Hoboken is the leading school for the performing arts in NJ. All ages starting from 2 through adult are welcome to join our classes ranging from: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Broadway Theater Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Musical Theater, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Voice, Drums, Brass and Woodwind Instruments. All ages, styles and levels welcome. Only premiere Ballet Studio offering certified American Ballet. Call 201-683-9100 or email [email protected] to schedule a tour. 

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The Ethical Community Charter School

95 Broadway, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 984-4151

The Ethical Community Charter School is a school that encourages as much student participation as possible; they encourage the students to ask questions and form their own opinions. This school takes advantage of the arts and uses it as a movement to integrate both fun and learning into one. They do a great job at mixing community into the learning aspect of the school. Call to schedule a tour. 

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY HOBOKEN MARSHALL

100 Marshall Street, Hoboken

Phone: (201) 890-6727

Hello Hoboken families! Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall is now open! Parents will experience peace of mind knowing that their children are receiving the best possible care along with a quality early childhood education. Schedule a tour by calling or visiting their website. 

MINDFUL MONTESSORI

253 Clerk Street, 1st Floor Jersey City

Phone: (347) 282-6967

Mindful Montessori’s philosophy is to provide a holistic, stimulating and enriching Montessori-inspired environment for children birth to 8 years old. They provide opportunities for children of all learning styles to think and reason at a higher level through various class options that accommodate parents’ schedules. Schedule a tour via their website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pico Tech Institue

278 Monmouth Street Jersey City

Phone: (917) 655-5040

PicoTech Institute is a hands-on learning experience for the whole family. Featuring classes in research, design, and engineering for grades 3-8, and arts and music classes for grades k-5, your child will discover a passion at one of the best STEM and coding classes for kids in Jersey City. PicoTech’s first-rate birthday packages and unique family ‘maker’ nights provide hours of fun for families throughout.

 

 

Explore Middle School

180 9th Street Jersey City

Phone: (201) 631-6396 

Explore Middle School, a public school of choice offered by the Hudson County Schools of Technology, is the the only career and technical (CTE) middle school in New Jersey. Their project-based curriculum is developed around thematic units which integrate interdisciplinary studies, meet the standards, and engage students in a hands-on approach. Explore Middle School is a one-to-one (1:1) environment, where each student has his/her own chromebook while in school. 1:1 technology allows teachers to differentiate both in terms of how they teach and how the students are expected to demonstrate their learning.

 

TestRocker Inc.

190 Christopher Columbus Drive, Unit 4B, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 333-1023

“TestRocker provides the highest score improvements in Jersey City for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. Our award-winning program has spots open for upcoming classes and will be holding an open house on September 29th.
Families are invited to visit our classroom, meet the TestRocker team, and learn about the tests your student will be taking in the coming months and years. With personalized in-person classes and an online curriculum available 24/7, TestRocker is the most effective program for increasing your child’s scores across all test areas.

 

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City 

210 9th St, Jersey City
Phone: 201-420-6792

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City is a Scandinavian school inspired by the Reggio Emillia Approach caring for children from 1 to 6 years old. Children will be exposed to and learn a Scandinavian language, besides English. The curriculum is based on a child being creative, capable and inquisitive. Call to schedule a tour. 

Empowerment Academy Charter School

240 Ege Ave, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 630-4798

The Empowerment Academy Chart School is committed to developing values, skills, knowledge, confidence and character in our scholars that will propel them to success in school, college, and career, and lead them to experience a happy, contributory life. Open Houses: December 3 at 9:30pm,  January 24 at 5:30pm, February 20 at 9:30am.

 

The Embankment School

255 Brunswick St #2, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 898-5437

The Embankment School believes in creating a context for learning where imagination and play intersect with problem solving. Whether it is adapting a play from a book we’ve read, making a map of our neighborhood, or using games to reinforce number sense, students realize a purpose for learning in an engaging and fun way. The importance of play is confirmed in research from Piaget forward as an important role in cognitive development and intrinsic motivation. Open Houses: November 29th at 9 am, December 8th at 9 am, December 18th at 9 am, January 9th at 9 am, January 19th at 9 am. 

 

GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

242 10th St, Jersey City
Phone: (201) 309-0440

Garden Preschool Cooperative (GPC) is a parent-run nonprofit preschool providing progressive, play-based early childhood education where outdoor experiences complement classroom learning. We are a diverse community of parents who enjoy being actively involved in their child’s early school experiences.The open house is the first step in the application process, and an opportunity to tour our beautiful urban oasis, meet our teachers, and speak to GPC parents.
Please RSVP at GPC Website

Learn about the Performances happening at the 5th Cultural Diversity Festival’18

Performances  in the 5th Cultural Diversity Festival’18 in Jersey City

Date: August 18th
Location: Hamilton Park
Time: from 4 to 7pm

Event details at http://jcfamilies.com/event/annual-cultural-diversity-festival-in-jersey-city/

CALAI CHANDRA SCHOOL OF BHARATANATYAM
31 River Court, 102 – Jersey City, NJ 07310 – Phone: 201 217-0640

The School of Bharatanatyam: At Newport in Jersey City, lessons are imparted on weekdays and weekends at convenient times to kids, parents and working professionals. Students enjoy the River view, lawn, rose garden and, the cityscape across the river — through large windows — while soaking in this ancient art, in a mirrored, wooden-floor studio!

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YEE’S HUNG GA INTERNATIONAL KUNG FU ASSOCIATION

The school is located in the heart of Clifton, New Jersey. Please feel free to visit them in person during their regularly schedule or by appointment. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call them at (973) 772-8988.

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AU CAPOEIRA
Grassroots Community Space
54 Coles St. Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (908) 432-2405

The mission of Arts United Capoeira is to promote understanding, appreciation and practice of Capoeira, which is a Brazilian art-form that combines music, dance, self-defense, ritual and a way of life.

Our commitment is to create a safe, welcoming, non-discriminatory environment to learn, explore, and grow as individuals physically, mentally and spiritually. The elements of this unique art-form unite people from all ages, races and socio-economic backgrounds.

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JERSEY CITY BALLROOM
189 Brunswick St, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 969-6260

Jersey City Ballroom believes that dance makes life better and they want to share that with you! They offer Latin, ballroom, swing, tango and more for the Jersey City community and surrounding areas. #dancemakeslifebetter

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JAPANESE SWORDSMANSHIP SOCIETY (JSSS)
The Japanese Swordsmanship Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the traditional martial arts of Japan. JSS teaches Iaido, Naginata, Jodo and Kyudo classes in New York City and New Jersey.

For Iaido[email protected]

For Naginata[email protected]

For Jodo[email protected]

For Kyudo[email protected]

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SALSA FEVER ON2 DANCE ACADEMY

83 Franklin Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307  – Phone: (201) 792-1616
Energetic center featuring salsa dance instruction for all levels

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AFRICAN FUSIN DANCE

West African dance traditionally pulls movements from everyday life of chores, work and imitating animals.  African dance uses all these types of gestures to tell a story or to celebrate life.

This dance performance is a mixture of traditional West African, West Indian and Afrobeat dance moves. It is a total body workout, the best cardio you will ever have.

Classes are held at various locations in JC and in The Heights. Nearby classes are held at Grassroots Community Space 54 Coles street.

Please write to [email protected] to get your email in her list to be sent Eventbrite links to register.

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JOHN PAUL GARCIA

Jersey City raised guitarist, who has played in many different genres and acts over the years, from rock to Cuban Salsa, Spanish Rock to Nueva Bachata. Currently he is primarily a Latin-style nylon string guitarist looking to collaborate with other musicians interested in the Latin guitar style of music. 

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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP
196 Morgan Street, Ground Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Helping young people develop critical thinking, creative expression and essential learning skills through the arts.

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YOKO NAKAHASHI and FELLOWS
307 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601 (Inside FMA Center)

A group of children connecting America and Japan with the sound of Taiko

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KERRI SMITH ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
110 Bright St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (856) 912-3883

Offering Irish Dance classes Jersey City, NJ that improve each dancer’s poise and confidence while having fun and staying healthy!

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THE JERSEY CITY FIREFIGHTERS EMERALD SOCIETY

JC Summer Camp Directory’18

Summer Camps in Jersey City :

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

JCFamilies has the most trusted directory of summers camps serving Jersey City, Hoboken and the surrounding areas.  We have assembled a list of the best options for children of all ages, abilities and interests.
The camps in our directory range from local schools and activity centers with diverse activities for campers, to more singular-focused camps (dance, STEM, robotics, soccer, tennis, swimming), to the more classic summer camps which are located out in the county.  All camps outside of the metro area provide transportation from/to JC/Hoboken.
Use this directory to find full day and 1/2 day options for your little campers.  Whether you’re looking for a few days a week, a few weeks of the summer, or the whole summer, you can find what you’re looking for here.

THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

http://www.thebrunswickschool.com
189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-1550

Summer Camps in Jersey CityThe Brunswick School camp definitely tops the List of Summer Camps in Jersey City and it is one of the most popular camp in our city.

Click here to register : Summer Camp 2018

 

 

 

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WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

http://www.waterfrontmontessori.com/
150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333-5600

At Waterfront Montessori, we believe that children never stop learning. Provided an environment in which learning and play are indistinguishable, they continue to learn and grow no matter the time of year. Waterfront Montessori Summer Programs are designed for fun with a purpose. Our exceptional teachers provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children are free to explore their passions. By tackling new challenges b8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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CAMP RIVERBEND

Both indoors and out, children will make friends, develop their confidence and most importantly, have fun learning. This year’s Summer Camp will run July 2 – August 10, 2018. The “Hopscotch Around the World” program for children ages 3-6 will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an after camp hours option from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..

https://www.campriverbend.com/
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ, 07059 – Phone: 908-580-CAMP

Camp Riverbend—where the fun never ends! Fun, camp spirit and achievement through swimming, sports, crafts, cooking, canoeing, adventure course and much more!  All the fun is led by an amazing staff of teachers and college students.  Join the Breene family for a summer of confidence and friendship. Lunch included.  For boys and girls, ages 3-14. Bus service included from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken. Camp river bend has been in our list of Summer Camps in Jersey City for last 4 years.

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MY GYM Jersey City  

http://www.mygym.com/jerseycity
252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)205-1218

Summer camp is running from June 25th– August 31st.
We have two sessions: 9-12pm we will have dance and martial arts, crafts and a healthy snack & 1-4pm we will be in the gym doing relays, games, obstacle courses, crafts and a healthy
There is a $10 bring your own lunch from 12-1pm with a story time at the end. We are doing a really great buy more Save more for our camps this year. Here are the prices:
1-4 sessions $40/session
5-9 session $35/ session
10-19 sessions $30/ session
20+ sessions $25/ sessions this is member price, non members add an additional $10
*RSVP required, no drop ins/ walk ins.

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

http://www.Zaniaclearning.com/jerseycity
125 First Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (732) 236-8970

 

 

 

 

 

Zaniac Summer Camps are ideal for your curious child. Go on a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Adventure with us! Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs. Small camp sizes ensure an exceptional experience. Our instructors are fully-trained and vetted role models who love working with kids and technology. Camps are grouped and focused for your child’s age and grade.  It’s Summer Adventure for your child’s mind at Zaniac! Go from true beginner coder with Scratch or Blockly to writing custom code in Pythonor Java. Discover and investigate with a themed STEAM Quest Camp where your child can be an astronaut or a superhero! Explore mechanical and electrical engineering through hands-on innovation to build robots and fly drones! Create your own projects with our design camps–from musical compositions to 3D prints!
Each Zaniac Summer Camp Features:

  • Personalized attention with small camp sizes
  • Gain tech skills with role model instructors
  • Fun & safe high-tech environment
  • Daily outdoor activity
  • Weekly library visits & local field trips
  • Pizza Fridays & Daily Snacks
  • Zaniac T-shirt with every camp

Weekly Full-Day Camp: $559 
Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.aftercare available until 5:30pm*Weekly Half Day Camp: $349  
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Weekly after-care from 4:30-5:30 available for $35 per week

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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 377-0718
JC SummerArts 2018 – July 23 – August 31
With instruction in various styles of dance, theater, choral music, and fine art, JC SummerArts provides an in-depth experience in the arts from process to refinement to performance. Classes are taught by working professional artists, including members of Nimbus Dance Works’ acclaimed professional dance company. JC SummerArts takes place at Nimbus’ large, air-conditioned, state of-the-art  facility steps from the Newark Avenue plaza!
Emphasis is placed on individual student attention and small class sizes, providing engagement with process and foundation for technique and artistry. Our top priority is creating a positive and fun environment for our young campers!
Each week culminates with a final performance showcasing the work camp students have accomplished. In addition to focused studio time, students spend outdoor time at the park (cooling off in the water sprinklers!) – other highlights include Ice Cream Fridays, headshot photos of each student, special guest teachers, and more!July 23-27 – Lights, Camera – DANCE!’ – Music Video Week
July 30-Aug 3 -Frida Kahlo & Arts of the Americas: Dual Language Week 
Aug 6-10 – 
Pop Star Week!
Aug 13-17 – 
Once Upon a Time: Create Your Own Fairytale Week
Aug 20-24 – 
“Grease!”
Aug 27-31 – Under the Sea w/ The Little Mermaid
Ages: 4-11 yrs (note: Teen Intensive for 12-18yrs offered  July 9 -20)
Daily Schedule: 9am-4pm (early drop-off and aftercare available)
Tuition: Advance: $375 (until 4/1 only); Weekly Price: $425; Full 6 Weeks: $1,750

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List of Summer Camps in Jersey City DEERKILL DAY CAMP

http://www.deerkilldaycamp.com
54 Wilder Road, Suffern, NY, 10901 – Phone:(845) 354-1466

Deerkill Day Camp, celebrating its 60th season as a family-owned camp, is an ACA-accredited day camp that offers a warm and supportive environment on a beautiful 15 acre campus in Suffern, NY.
Our group leaders, the counselors who are with your children throughout the day, are mature adults. Deerkill offers a superb swimming program, teamsports and 17 specialty programs in the creative, graphic and performing arts. Our campers are ages 3 to 15. Sessions run 2 to 8 weeks from July 2, 2018 to August 24, 2018. Transportation from Jersey City is by air-conditioned minibus. Hot lunches, towels, trips and a weekend pool club are included. No tipping allowed.

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GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

http://gardenstreetmusic.com
1018 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone:(201) 683-9100

From June 25 th to August 31st / Mon – Fri- 8:30am to 3:30pm
Every day we have a great schedule of classes, Ballet, Tap, Jazz ,Hip Hop, Music, Arts, Musical Theater. On Fridays we will provide a pizza party lunch. At 2pm we invite parents and caregivers to join us for an in house demonstration of what the students have learned all week.

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF HUDSON COUNTY

http://bgchc.org
225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333 – 4100

June 25th to August 24th. 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Jersey City and Hoboken. Comprehensive Program with bus transportation, meals, STEM, art, gym/fitness/sports, trips, swimming, and more

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THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY

http://www.scandischool.com/summercamp2018
210 9th Street, Suite1, Jersey City, NJ – 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-8111

“Are you looking for a unique summer camp for your 1-6 year old this summer?” Join us at The Scandinavian School of Jersey City for 1-10 weeks of everything from cooking, gardening, ceramics, woodworking, theatre and movement- or perhaps you are interested in our Forest Program for your 3-6 year old! At SSJC we all sit down for a community lunch, prepared on site by our chef. The menu is all organic and plant forward, and the children are all part of seed-table experiences at SSJC. We follow the Swedish curriculum for Childhood Education, and are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach.
To learn more about our very special school please visit:Curious & Capable- A Day at SSJC

Read about us in The Wall Street Journal HERE
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TESSA

720 Monroe Street, suites E105-106, Hoboken, NJ – 07030 – Phone: (201) 755-5585

WHO? Children ages 2.5 to 6.

WHEN? We are Flexible. June 25th, 2018 through August 24th, 2018.
Weekly registration available and half day
The more weeks you register, the bigger the discount.
WHAT? Early Language Education is a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime. Take Advantage of this Perfect Mix of Fun Academics and Outdoors Activities!
– Immersion (French, Spanish or Mandarin) without frustration
– Highly qualified, native speaking instructors
– Songs, games, arts & crafts, movement and other fun activities
– Great classrooms
– Extended hours and half day options available

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MUSIC TECH KIDS

http://www.MusicTechKids.com

We train kids & teens to play instruments while using smart phones & tablets to make songs and then music videos. Some children also learn singing and theatrical skills as well. It keeps them away from “video games” for a bit by thinking they are making music for them! Watch the videos on the site, it works!

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M AVERY DESIGNS SEWING STUDIO

http://www.maverydesigns.com
720 Monroe Street E306, Hoboken, NJ, 07010 – Phone: (201) 745-0186

Half Day Programs 9am – 12pm & 1-4pm, Full Days 9am – 4pm. First Week Starts June 18th. Last Week Starts August 27th. Kids 5,6,7 & Kids 8,9,10, 11 & Tweens/Teens ages 12-17

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (551) 208-2178

Our Summer Enrichment Program provides students fun and exciting themes while our HPMS teachers support students in their math, reading and writing skills. We offer two sessions from 6/25-8/17 (4 weeks per session). The sessions are from 9-3pm, and Extended Day Program is available.

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HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
June 18, 2018 through August 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Theme based activities
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THE LEARNING SUITE

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 706-3403

Spend the SUMMER with The Learning Suite!
Six weeks of exploration through Visual & Performing Arts awaits your child.
June 18th – July 27th, 2018
Half – day camp 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Snack Included)
Full – day camp 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Lunch & Snack Included)
June 18 – 22  – The Gingerbread Man
June 25 – 29  – The Little Red Hen
July 2 – 6 – Goldilocks and The Three Bears
July 9 – 13 – The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
July 16 – 20 – Why Flies Buzz
July 23 – 27 – How Turtles Got Their Shells
With plenty of outdoor fun!
Open House – May 5th, 2018 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

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SCIENCE CAMP AT LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 253-1380

Science Camp at Liberty Science Center offers a fun, innovative, and inquiry-based curriculum chock full of exciting hands-on exploration and challenges. Choose from 44 sessions such as coding, game development, robotics, astronomy, animal life, physics, chemistry, geology, and even sailing.
Our supportive environment includes a passionate, skilled teaching staff and cool science tools. Kids learn a lot and have a blast! LSC’s camp is for rising 1st – 8th graders. Sessions are offered Mon-Fri from 9:00am – 4:00pm from July 9 – August 24. Extended AM and PM hours are available for an extra charge. Reserve your preferred topic and week(s) today! Email [email protected] or call 201-253-1380.

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FASTTRACK LANGUAGES

[email protected]
78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (718) 825-6598 / (201) 685 – 8220

Registration for 2018 Mind and Body Camp is now open! Sign up
Gymnastics-Mindfulness and Yoga Fusion
Reading – Writing and Math Activities (hands on learning)
Music: Introduction to the Keyboard Piano
June 25 – Aug 31
2 weeks – 3 weeks or 4 weeks
Enroll by 2/28 and save 10%
9:00 am – 1:30pm
Spots are limited

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NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

http://www.njcu.edu/camps
110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 200-2528

The NJCU Summer Camp is geared towards offering a rewarding experience for your child. The camp features facilities both indoor and outdoor, including an indoor pool, 3 hardwood courts, an outdoor athletic complex with collegiate regulation size soccer, softball, and baseball fields and private locker rooms.
2018 SUMMER CAMP DATES (2 Week Sessions)
Ages 6-12 (Athletic Ability Not Required)*
(13 and 14 year olds may inquire about junior counselor program)
Session 1 – July 9 thru July 20
Session 2 – July 23 thru August 3
Session 3 – August 6 thru August 17
Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Extended Day Available
Cost: $250 per week
*Swimming Lessons Included

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TINY GREENHOUSE

http://www.tinygreenhousejc.com
498a Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (646) 675-7739

Start & end date: 6/25-8/31, Hours: 9-3pm, Location: Tiny Greenhouse, Activities: a sweet mix between outdoor fun – indoor coolness and lots and lots of art.

 

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TONAL ART MUSIC CENTER

http://www.tonalartmusic.org
47 B Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (646) 667-0091

Summer Rock Band Camp: 2 classes per week with pro musicians starting July 2-August 17th. Broken in two sessions (Session A is 4 weeks, Session B is 3 weeks) students will be assigned to group based on audition. 4 ensembles per session, 4-6 students per group. Open to vocalists, guitarists, pianists, bass players, drummers, woodwind and brass instruments. Final concert for all groups to be held at end of summer.

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KIDVILLE

http://www.kidville.com/hoboken
1202 Shipyard Ln, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 377-5495

Age Range: 18 months – 5 years

When: May 7 – Aug 31

Times: 9:00AM-11AM, 9:00AM-12PM, 9:00AM-3PM,

Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Flexible morning drop-off 8:30AM ($6/30mins) Aftercare 3-7PM($25/Day)

Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends from May to August! Each camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Weekly themes such as The Wild Wild West and Safari Adventure set the stage for sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, take-home art projects, interactive story time and dramatic play in our state-of-the-art air conditioned facility. To balance, Camp Kidville also spends outdoor time with an amazing line-up of exciting and structured activities either during walking field trips and/or at the playground.  Join us today for THE ultimate summer camp experience.

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MISS YVONNE SWIM SCHOOL

Age Range: 3+ years
When:June 18-Aug 31, 8:30AM-4PMEarly Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options:
Flexible morning drop-off 7:30AM-8:30AM (free) Aftercare 4-6PM ($20/Day)
Flexible morning drop off & Aftercare (requires parent drop off and pick up)
Transportation Provided: Complimentary from Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken. Pick-up time in Hoboken is approximately 8/8:15am and drop-off time is approximately 4:45pm. A teacher counselor will always ride with the campers. We also implemented a tracker last year where you can be added to view our route on the way home and know if we are in a traffic jam or just a couple blocks away!
Activities: Miss Yvonne Swim Camp 2018 will be taking place for 1 week over Spring Break(April 2-6) and 11 weeks this summer (June 18-Aug 31) this summer!!! We are offering complimentary optional round-trip transportation from Hoboken, JC & Weehawken. Our camps are being housed in the gorgeous Secaucus Recreation facility located at 1200 Koelle Blvd that has 4 outdoor pools, grassy area, shaded areas, a baseball and soccer field, an indoor pool and basketball court and track run (in case of inclement weather) all of which we will be able to use every single day. The day will include swim lessons 2x/day, swim practice 2x/day, an outdoor adventure, a sports activity and a guided arts activity daily. The ratio is 1 teacher counselor per every 4 campers.
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SMART START ACADEMY

http://smart-startacademy.com/

At Smart Start Academy we bring our children’s imagination and dreams come to life. Through new found friendship, exciting bus/walking field trips around new jersey, several special guest and partnership with our children friendly community vendors. S.S.A is the summer camp that your child will talk about for years to come. Guaranteed!

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VIBGYOR CREATIONS ART STUDIO

121 River Drive South, Jersey City, 07310 – Phone: (914) 299-9376

Do you ever wonder how you get the housework done, cook, feed the kids, make that all too important run to Target, take the kids for playtime, walk the dog and by the last thread of sanity grab a coffee at Starbucks …all while having the kids home from school?
Easy, you drop them off at VIBGYOR CREATIONS art filled SUMMER CAMP.
Summer Camp will be led by our skilled and talented VC Staff. The program will focus on Art, Science, Math Art, Cultural Arts, Sensorial Exploration and much much more.
Dates: June 18 – August 31
Session 1: 11:15 am – 1:15 am
Session 2: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3: 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Age: 18 months – 12 yrs. old

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 APPLE MONTESSORI

Two Hoboken Locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane & 220 Sinatra Drive, Phone: (201)963-4949
July 2-August 24, 2018
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Ages 2-9 years (infant and toddler program also available)Your child will love summer at family owned Apple. Apple’s summer program has been highly regarded by parents and children for 45 years for summer fun, learning and memories to last a lifetime. Our summer program features STEAM-inspired activities and adventures like Young Scientists, Tech Time, Creative Kids, Field Trips, proven Super Kids Montessori math, reading, and much more.Summer learning loss is real (The New York Times, 2011), so the staff at Apple Montessori infuses learning into everything they do. Children beat the summer learning slump and have fun doing it.• Run by year-round nurturing educators and support staff
• Field trips like mini golf, bounce house and the zoo
• Theme weeks based on children’s favorite things
• In-house events like Preschool of Rock and carnival day
• Safety-certified schools and staff.Schedule a tour today!

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THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY OF JERSEY CITY

209 3RD ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-338-8320 ext 210
The French American Academy of Jersey City offers an 8-week long French Immersion Summer Camp. From June 25th to August 17, our French Camp will immerse your child(ren) from 3 to :8 years old in a vibrant and nurturing environment. Our camp runs from 8:30am to 3pm with extended hours until 6pm. Themes vary every other week and each day is highlighted with trips to the park and/or specialists coming to camp to perform or engage our campers in fun activities.
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PRIMARY PREP

41 Tuers Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: 201-333-8844
June 25 through August 17 – 8:00am – 6:00pm
STEM based lessons infused with daily activities to ensure a balanced day. Art, exploration, and creativity are some of the many concepts campers will enjoy.
Swimming lessons offered for Kindergarten-3rd grade campers.
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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP

196 Morgan Street, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 424-3075

AGES 3 to 5 & AGES 6 to 8
MORNING: TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10:00a – 1:00p
AFTERNOON: TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 2:00p – 5:00p
WE ARE ENTERING OUR 6TH SEASON OF THIS POPULAR PROGRAM WITH
EXPANDED AGE RANGES, EXPANDED HOURS AND ALL NEW, THEMED WEEKS!
Surfin’ Luau: June 26, 27, 28
Broadway Babies: July 10, 11, 12
The Big Top: July 17, 18, 19
Under the Sea: July 24, 25, 26
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SURATI FOR PERFORMING ARTS

www.suratiinc.com
31 River Court #219, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone:(201) 792-2650

Surati’s new space at Hamilton Park will host dance, music and theatre classes and events for children, youth, families and adults of all ages.
Surati Day Summer Camp 2018 will begin Monday, July 2nd.
This summer, kids ages 2 to 16 can learn about other cultures at local arts organization Surati’s summer culture camp.
Kids who train with Founder and Artistic Director Rimli Roy and other assistant teachers, get to learn about and participate in dance, music, theater, arts and crafts with a special emphasis on India. Several workshops involving guitar. keyboards, storytelling, costume-making and henna tattoos will also be offered.
They can learn and enact portions from various folk tales like the Jatakas, Panchatantras and Hitopadesha as well as participate in introductory sessions of classical, folk, ballet, modern, jazz and Bollywood dance and vocal music.
Students enrolled in the camp will also get the option of performing at one or more Summer events in Jersey City.
Camp sessions begin July 2nd. For more information, visit our website, email or call us.

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PICOTECH INSTITUTE JERSEY CITY

https://www.picotechinstitute.org/
278 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: (917) 655-5040

PicoTech has available for grades K-2, 3-5, & 6-8th graders 11 weeks of “STEAM” Engineering, Sustainability, Robotics, & Design camps with a different theme each week. Hours are from 8:30AM-5:30PM and half day morning or afternoon sessions are available.
Kids will enjoy exercise and free time during the day and we will be venturing outside to the local parks and local partners too! All camps are designed around our proven educational methodology called Project RED (Research, Engineering, & Design) Students work in engineering groups of up to 4 to create each project! Not only do they learn about the theme for the week but this environment fosters leadership & social skills.
Contact us today at [email protected] for more information.

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MILE SQUARE THEATRE

www.milesquaretheatre.org
1400 Clinton St. Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (917) 613-9056

Week-long workshops in Dance and Theatre! Offered July 9 – August 17th.
Full day workshops are for ages 6-17 and run Monday-Friday from 9AM – 4PM.
Half day workshops are available for ages 4-6 and run Monday-Friday from 9AM – 12PM.
Full day Dance and Theatre workshops are designed for all skill levels to practice a miriad of techniques. We offer four week-long dance workshops and two week-long theatre workshops. Take one week or take all six: it’s up to you! Each workshop is taught by MST’s staff of professional dancers, actors, directors, and choreographers and features a master class by guest artists with such credits as Broadway, The Rockettes, The Metropolitan Ballet, and more. For ages 6-17.
Half day workshops combine theatre, dance, movement, and arts & crafts into one fun week of art making! Take one week or take all six: it’s up to you! Each week will focus on a different William Steig story (like his famous classic: Shrek!) and will culminate in a performance for family and friends. For ages 4-6.

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HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

www.hccc.edu/summeryouthprograms
70 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

The program will run from July 9th – August 30th and feature programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), SAT Language and Math Prep, Culinary Arts (Baking and Cooking), and Theater (Acting, Playwriting, and Stage Production).

Through hands-on activities, our STEM, SAT Prep, Culinary, and Theater professionals apply individualized learning and utilize cutting-edge technology to foster creativity, problem solving skills, and confidence in your child.

Your child will have a memorable and fun experience in a college setting, while learning skills throughout the summer that will prepare them for when school starts in fall.


DCM Summer Camp

DCM Summer Camp operates from July 2nd-2018 – August 31st 2018.  We offer daily workshops and recreational activities that reinforce core academic skills, life skills, nature and science, and guidance to career paths for kindergarden-8th grade (Ages 4-13). Fees: -$100 non-refundable registration fee. -$100 per week per child -$25 daily aftercare or $100 flat fee for the week -Camper pick up and drop off for an additional fee. We are located at the Triangle Park Community Center 247 Old Bergen Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Hours 8:00 am- 3:00 pm. Aftercare available 3pm-6pm for an additional fee of $25 daily or $100 weekly.

 Bonus features include  -Field trips weekly -Free breakfast and Lunch

Please Contact  President and Camp Director Monica Shaw of Deliverance Children’s Ministry, or call 551.200.0519 or email [email protected]visit us: Instagram:@dcmnonprofit Facebook: @ dcmnonprofit Twitter: @ dcmnonprofit

  website: http://dcmnonprofit.org/

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CAMP KADIMAH

http://www.jccbayonne.org
1050 Kennedy Boulevard. Bayonne , NJ, 07002 – Phone: (201) 436-6900

Summer Programs for ages 2.5 to 14 years.
Camp Dates: June 25 to August 17
Fully expanded sports program, art appreciation, theather/improve , themed weekly events and weekly field trips including overnights.
Pleased to announce the British Swim School to head the aquatics program for camp this summer.
Look at low rates on website. http://www.jccbayonne.org

TEAM WILDERNESS

www.TeamWilderness.org

In the summer kids want something new and exciting. Parents want something they can actually afford. Team Wilderness is both.
We offer 2-week sessions that take Jersey City teens hiking, camping, and rock climbing as a way to teach them teamwork, community, and being their best self.  Our aim is to provide a transformative experience so that when they overcome obstacles in the wilderness it helps them learn they can overcome all of life’s obstacles.  We meet at St Peter’s University each day for a different trip. In the second week we go away on an overnight trip.
No experience or equipment needed!
Breakfast and lunch is provided.
Session One: July 30 – August 2 & August 6 – August 9
Session Two: August 13 – August 16 & August 20 – August 23
Schedule: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (end time may vary slightly depending on traffic and trail conditions)
Meeting Location:  Saint Peter’s University  2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd  Jersey City, NJ
Ages:  13-18
Tuition:  $599 (full and partial need-based scholarships are readily available)
Hudson County Community College
Summer Camps in Jersey City

At Hudson County Community College, both middle school and high school students will experience a variety of engaging and enriching programs at Continuing Education’s Summer Youth & Teen Program.
Our unique two- and three-week, hands-on programs are offered in partnership with the College’s Division of Academic Affairs, Culinary Arts Institute, Speranza Theatre Company and Black Rocket.
Our programs emphasize self-discovery, cognitive reasoning, and cooperative thinking using a hands-on approach. Choose from any of our Culinary Arts Programs, STEM Programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), SAT Test Prep classes and Theater offerings.

STEM PROGRAMS

 Make Your First 3D Video Game!

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 9th – 12th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 9th – 12th
Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $199

ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneu

rs!

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 16th –19th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. There is an additional $19 lab fee for the VR headset.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 16th –19th
Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $199

App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!
The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 23rd – 26th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: July 23rd – 26th
Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $199

Recommended Ages: Middle School and High School Students
Get a jumpstart on the SAT and impress those college recruiters with this intensive test preparation program. Learn to use basic problem solving techniques to strengthen your abilities, while avoiding careless mis­takes. Test taking skills will be provided, along with test samples from an actual SAT exam. Note: Students will need to purchase the required SAT book for the first day of class.

COLLEGE PREP PROGRAMS

 SAT Math Prep

Duration: 8 days
Dates: July 30th – August 9th
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $199
SAT Language Prep

Duration: 8 days
Dates: July 30th – August 9th
Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Price: $199

CULINARY PROGRAMS

Baking Academy

Recommended Ages: 9-15
Want to create delectable pies, cookies, muf­fins, and more? Come join us in this all–day baking class. Learn the basics of cake baking, icing and decorating, piping methods, and other techniques. Participants will receive an introduction to working in a professional kitchen and to a career in the pastry indus­try. *Please note all students must wear flat, closed-toed shoes.
Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 13th – 16th
Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $289

Cooking Academy

Recommended Ages: 9-15
Participants will discover what it takes to make it in the fast-paced and ever-grow­ing culinary and hospitality field, including the ins and outs of working in professional, state-of-the-art kitchens. Activities include learning about food safety and sanitation, in­gredient pairings, menu planning, and more. Students can look forward to preparing deli­cious meals, how to care for tools, and many more secrets of the trade. *Please note all students must wear flat, closed-toed shoes.
Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 20th – 23rd
Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $289

THEATER: ACTING, PLAYWRITING, STAGE PRODUCTION

Students will write, rehearse, and perform a show THEY CREATE- audience is invited for a Thursday performance. Designed for ages 7-13, this program helps young artists develop skills that will last a lifetime and explore the art of collaboration through classes in acting, play writing, improvisation, and production. Guided by a professional director and playwright, students will come to understand the basics of theatrical design, breaking down a script, creating a character, and using voice and body to bring text to life. Life skills such as public speaking confidence and working as a team are woven into each activity.

First Play

Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 20th – 23rd
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $225

Second Play

Second Session
Duration: 4 days
Dates: August 27th – 30th
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $225

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Where to watch Superbowl 2018 in & around Jersey City

Where to watch Superbowl 2018 in & around Jersey City

We love the Superbowl- the food, the commercials, the fans, and most importantly, the game. No matter who you’re cheering for, there’s a place in Jersey City for your friends and family to get together and enjoy this 2018’s biggest sports event. Whether you’re looking to cheer on your favorite team on a big screen TV, debate the best commercial over a beer, or host your own party at home, Jersey City’s restaurants are here to serve up some great food and drink.

Here’s our guide for the Jersey City’s 2018 Superbowl Events

SUPERBOWL IN JERSEY CITY: Thanks to jerseycityeats and to Sasha Kleinman from Have a Night for the following info.

Piggyback Bar is hosting a viewing party at Harborside. They’ll have the game playing on two 20′ screens and for $30, you get your seat, an all inclusive buffet including suckling pig, ribs and more and drink specials all game long. Use code jc_eats for $5 off ticket price.

LITM is recommended for those looking for a non-Superbowl Party. They’ll be screening the commercials and will have the half-time show, but the rest of the night will be dedicated to drinks, food, and fun. The party starts at 6pm.

Zeppelin Hall will have the game playing on five giant screens with $5 wings and $4 Coors Lights from 6pm to closing.

Hudson Hall is launching their inaugural Super Bowl party. They’ll have the game playing on a giant screen while serving up pint and pitcher specials, pastrami sliders, 30 wings for $30, and much more. They also have catering options for those staying at home.

HopsScotch are going to have giveaways at halftime and the end of the game, and of course, specials for the duration of the game.

O’Hara’s Downtown fills up quickly, but it’s worth heading there a few hours early for a seat. Grab a beer tower, a great spot in front of one of their 15 TVs or the projector, and get comfortable.

PJ Ryan’s & PJ Ryan’s Squared has two locations: one downtown in the Van Vorst Park neighborhood, and one in Journal Square. Both locations will have specials running during the game.

Third Base Sports Cafe (Grove Square) For $30 (if purchased in advance) or $40 at the door, you can get wings, sliders, pasta, quesadillas, pizza, fries, and (drumroll please…) an open bar! (

Taphaus

Halftime Bar & Grill

VB3 Restaurant & Bar

SUPERBOWL AT HOME:If you’re staying in and/or playing host, here are some great catering and take out specials.

White Star has a wide-ranging catering menu with mac & cheese, chicken fingers, sliders, and all manner of buffalo items including buffalo cauliflower for the vegetarians in your group.

The Dark Side of the Moo has six different Super Bowl packages, depending on the size of your group and the food that you want, all customizable.

Talde is offering buckets of Korean-fried chicken, wings, cheeseburger sliders, and assorted sides with varying order sizes to fit the needs of your group. Orders must be placed by Friday

For something a little different for this year’s Super Bowl, check out Pokay’s tacos. They’ll provide nori shells and all the fixings to help recreate their poke tacos at home and poke bowls are also available.

Andrea Salumeria, home of some of the best sandwiches in New Jersey, will be open that day with special hours from 9am-2pm with menu specials and order pick-up, so make sure to get your orders in.

Grandma Downtown has a full line-up of game dishes available to order including various kinds of mac & cheese, soups, chili, porchetta, and sides. Vegetarian dishes are available.

Ace’s Wings, the specialty wings maker who made their vending debut during last year’s Project: Eats, is accepting a limited number of orders. They’re offering $40 trays with 30-35 wings per tray (and their wings aren’t small) with up to two flavors per tray.

Salt + Seed has all your vegan needs covered with dishes like buffalo cauliflower, BBQ heart of palm with slaw and chips, and much more available to order. You can reach them through DM on Instagram or via email.

SUPERBOWL IN HOBOKEN

If you are in Hoboken or planning to go, check these options brought to us thanks to Hoboken Happy Hours.

1 Republik will have the game on their many screens with no cover. Book your party by calling 201-696-1033.

The Ale House

Black Bear Bar & Grill, the first 100 people are entered to win prizes depending on the quarter. Prizes include:

  • 1st Quarter: Olivier Vernon-signed football
  • Halftime: Eli Manning-signed jersey
  • 3rd Quarter: Landon Collins-signed helmet
  • Final: HD TV

City Bistro

The Dubliner: Join the party on the 2nd floor! Tickets for Superbowl Sunday at The Dub Pub are $25 and include wings and beer for the duration of the game. The game will be projected on 2 giant screens for your viewing pleasure. Click here for tickets.

Green Rock for their $30 Tailgate Party starting at 4PM until Kickoff. It includes unlimited Coors drafts, Miller drafts, Captain drinks and wings! Then stay for the game with specials including:

House of ‘Que: For no cover, you can catch the Super Bowl on House Of ‘Que’s huge projector screen with specials

The HUB: Head to The HUB early for their pre-game tailgate starting at 2pm! Then, stay for the game for drink, shot and wing specials. With guest DJs in attendance, this is a can’t-miss party. VIP packages are also available.

Mike’s Wild Moose Saloon: America’s favorite game of the year will be at one of America’s favorite party spots. That can only mean an ALL AMERICAN TAILGATE PARTY, including giant subs, tailgate salads, live DJs, drink and shot specials, full game sound, giveaways, raffles and prizes, including a 43” flat screen TV.

Pilsener Haus: Head to Pilsener Haus for their Zuperbowl featuring $5 1/2L of Pilsener Haus Original, specials after each touchdown and give aways! The party starts at 6PM.

The Shannon: Reserve a table for the Super Bowl at The Shannon, and your table will receive a free plate of wings! While you eat all the wings, take advantage of their bucket, pitcher and shot specials all night long. And don’t forget about their raffle happening every quarter!

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead: Hang around after the game, and you could win a Bud Light Lazyboy at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead on February 4.

Urban Coalhouse: Watching the Super Bowl in the comfort of your own home? Hosting a party for your friends? Urban Coalhouse is here for you with their various catering specials, including Kickoff, Red Zone and Hail Mary packages.

Wicked Wolf Start the tailgate early at Wicked Wolf’s Super Bowl Sunday Tailgate Party starting at 11AM!

Willie McBride’s: Head to Willie McBride’s for a plethora of drink specials.

Where to BuyChristmas Trees and Wreaths In and Around Jersey City

Where to buy Christmas Trees & Wreaths In & Around Jersey City

One of the greatest bonding moments around the holidays is the ability to decorate the Christmas tree! Just picture it. Holiday tunes playing on the radio, maybe, if you’re lucky there are snow flurries falling from the sky, lights flickering in different patterns and putting ornament after ornament on branches. But first, you need a tree! There are plenty of choices to choose from right in your area! We’ve created a list of places on Where to Buy Christmas Trees and Wreaths In and Around Jersey City!

14th Street Garden Center

793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 963-1414

14th Street Garden Center is Jersey City’s premier family run garden center and has several Christmas tree options! Can’t make time to go out and get your tree? Don’t worry, 14th Street Garden Center delivers your tree right to you! Pair your tree with a beautiful wreath. Don’t forget your wreath hanger!

Christmas Tree Lot at The Home Depot

180 12th St, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 963-6513

Nothing brings home the feeling of Christmas like finding the perfect tree. Whether you prefer the inviting scent of a fresh-cut evergreen or the ease and convenience of an artificial pre-lit Christmas tree, you’re sure to find a tree you love at The Home Depot. They offer fresh-cut trees  of all sizes, shapes and types! Save yourself the trouble of buying a new tree every year and get an artificial tree!

Cal’s Christmas Trees

60 Monroe St, Hoboken in St. Joseph’s Church Parking Lot

Phone: (201) 394-8467

As always Cal’s Christmas tree will offer a full line of Christmas Trees, Wreaths, garland, tree stands and more! They are open from 9 AM – 10 PM daily and the staff is very helpful.

DePiero’s Farm Stand & Greenhouses

156 Summit Ave, Montvale

Phone: (201) 391-4576

Fresh cut Christmas trees from DePiero’s Farm are looking for a good home! trees looking for a good home. DePiero’s Farm Stand proudly offers fresh cut Fraser fir Christmas Trees all sizes 4′ to 15 feet and hand-made wreaths all sizes 8″ to 6 feet, kissing balls, swags, mantel pieces and much much more.

Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery

100 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale

Phone: (201) 327-3156

The Rohsler family is embarking on its 5th generation at the sixteen-acre nursery and horse farm in Allendale and Saddle River. The nursery continues to grow many of the plants it sells in its greenhouses and fields including perennials, annuals, poinsettias, mums, hydrangeas and more. Get your next tree from Rohslers! They even sell real and artificial wreaths in their Holiday Shop.

Secor Farms

85 Airmont Ave, Mahwah

Phone: (201) 529-2595

Right after Thanksgiving Secor Farms opens its doors offering hundreds of pre-cut Christmas trees: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir of all different shapes and sizes. Their tree specialists will help you to find the perfect tree! They also have a wide variety of decorated and undecorated wreaths, kissing balls and white pine roping to suit your decorating needs.

 

Dixiedale Farms

Located in beautiful Chatham, NJ, Dixiedale Farms has been a member of the community for 100 years. Bring the entire family for an old fashion holiday experience and don’t forget your camera! Wander the 10 lush acres, find the perfect tree, check the height and make your final selection. Cut it yourself with the help of their friendly staff or they can cut it for you! While you’re here, don’t forget to visit Chatham’s quaint Main Street for breakfast, lunch or a cup of hot cocoa.

 

Simonson Farms

260 Dey Rd, Cranbury/120 Cranbury Neck Road, Cranbury

Phone: (609) 799-0140

Trees are always fresh at Simonson Farms! There are two fields for you to explore and pick your perfect tree from! Trees start as low as $9 and can go up to about $50 depending on the size.

Hidden Pond Tree Farm 

4 West Field Rd. , Mendham

Phone: (973) 865-6362

Head over to Hidden Pond Tree Farm where there motto is “Where Christmas Grows All Year Long!” Hidden Pond Tree Farm is family-owned and operated. You can cut your own Christmas tree of pick up one that has been pre-cut. This farm takes cash and check only!

 

ORT FARM

25 Bartley Road, Long Valley

Phone: (908) 876-3351

Ort Farms is the place to find all of your holiday decorations! They are open until December 24th so there is plenty of time to pick out your tree! They have pre-cut Christmas trees with 3 different varieties: Frazier Fir, Douglas Fir and Balsam. They are open Monday-Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM and Sundays from 9 AM – 5 PM!

 

Looking for other ways to bond this holiday and winter season? We have plenty of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy, both indoor and outside. That’s right, outside in the cold!

GIFTS IDEAS that encourage language acquisition

GIFTS IDEAS that encourage language acquisition

This is the most beautiful time of the year! Christmas decorations everywhere make everyone happy and kids are excited about their gifts from Santa. We need to shop for many different people, including cousins, friends, and kids of friends. For kids, It is important to buy something which is age appropriate and also something that they can play with and learn from. Here are some great gift ideas to help you choose what to give this Christmas.

FOR CHILDREN 0-3 YEARS OLD

At this age children should have toys that encourage interaction with caregivers. This interaction exposes babies and toddlers to the rhythm and sound of language and encourages them to imitate the language models they hear. Here are a few suggestions.

  1.    Books

Books are great at any age, but for babies and toddlers they provide a language model and their repetition and rhyming pattern encourage little ones to attend to the words and eventually imitate what they hear. Focus on books that are heavy on the rhyming and repetition. Here are a few of my favorites: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle; Is Your Mama a LlAMA? By Deborah Guarino; Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown; Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow


2.       Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks

These blocks are great for babies and toddlers. Parents can say the sounds of each letter and the word that the letters make. While the kids use the blocks for teething or just have fun moving them around. Encourage toddlers to say the words too!

 

3.    Mula Shape Sorter

Encourage your little boy or girl to try and say the names of the shapes as you put them in! They’ll want to play with this over and over again, so they’ll have loads of opportunities to label the shapes and colors.

 

4.       A to Z Uppercase Maganatab

A magnetic stylus pulls the beads up to create solid lines for letters. Say the letters as you draw with your child or watch them draw. Encourage them to say their letters as they have fun “drawing”.

5.       Farm Chunky Puzzle

I haven’t run into a toddler who doesn’t love this animal puzzle. We practice labeling animals and making their sounds. This even helps the shyest of young ones begin to use their voice.

 

6.    Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home

This toy is great because it actually makes realistic environmental sounds. Practice labeling household items without walking around your house. You’re going to be surprised when your toddler suddenly labels some furniture after you’ve been playing with this fun toy for a while.

 

7.       Mozart Magic Cube

Practice listening to and labeling classical instruments. Babies and parents will enjoy humming the tunes while learning about instruments. This will help any baby learn to attend to different sounds, which will eventually help them learn to differentiate speech sounds.

 

8.       Baby’s First Words in Spanish

This is great for infants and Toddlers. Put the CD on and practice singing to your baby in Spanish. Toddlers will enjoy saying all the new sounds and hearing the different intonation, and infants will benefit from the exposure to a second language. I have to admit that I am a bit biased towards this product because it was developed by my wonderful graduate school professor Erika Levy. Give it a try!

 

9.    Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Case

Introduce your baby to the language of technology by encouraging them to tap, swipe and push buttons on the phone while they play one of the iPhone/iPod games recommended in my blog post titled, No More iPad Guilt : 9 Speech Pathologist Recommended, Guilt Free Apps for Kids.

 

10.      Pearhead Ceramic Piggy Bank

With a piggy bank, parents can practice labeling coins and sticking them in the pig’s belly. I picked this piggy bank because many of the more child friendly ones (made of rubber, electronic etc.) had negative reviews about how hard it was to get the money out. When you’re practicing language you want to be able to repeat the activity many times, which will be hard if you can’t get the coins out easily.


FOR CHILDREN 4-7 YEARS OLD

Here are few gift suggestions for kids 4-9 that will enhance language and be fun in the process!

1.     Melissa and Doug Flip to Win Memory Game

Recommended age: 5+

Memory games are great because they’re repetitive. Kids see and say the same pictures, which helps them learn new vocabulary. This game in particular is great because you can customize it by printing cards with photos of family members, sight words or new vocabulary that you want your child to learn.

2.    Books

You all know how I feel about books, I love them. They are great at any age. Here are a few of my favorites for this age range:

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema; Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans; James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobeby C.S. Lewis

3.       Goldie Blox and the Spinning Machine

Recommended age: 6-9

A young female engineer created this toy. She felt that construction toys were geared mainly towards boys and decided to make this to “inspire the next generation of female engineers.” This gift can be a way to get kids to learn new and useful vocabulary (sketch, prototype etc.). I will warn you, Goldie Blox has mixed reviews, most complaints were that the child was bored with it after one use. Take a look at the website and see if this would be suitable for your kid. www.goldieblox.com

4.       Phineas and Ferb Quest for Cool Stuff

Recommended age: 4-7

Have a little video gamer in your family? Try this game for Nintendo Wii. Kids build their vocabulary and learn new concepts (Atlantis, hieroglyph etc.) while helping Phineas and Ferb collect items to fill their Museum of Cool stuff.

5.       Robot Turtle Game

Recommended age: 4-15

Robot Turtles teaches computer programming fundamentals to kids 4+ in a way that just seems like fun. In this game, kids are the robot masters, so they do a lot of the directing however they need help to write the program. It’s great for teaching interaction skills (i.e. asking appropriately for what you need).

6. Memorex MKS-SS2 SingStand 2 Home Karaoke System

Recommended age: 5+

 

Karaoke is great on so many levels. You can motivate kids who don’t like reading, to read and learn lyrics of their favorite songs so they can have their own concert. You can also help children who are learning to write and rhyme come up with their own songs to serenade the family! Honestly, kids will learn anything if it means they can repeat it into a microphone.

7.       Create your own 3 Bitty Books

Recommended age: 5-9

Creating a book inspires kids to read, motivates them to write, introduces story language (once upon a time, one day, etc), teaches sequencing and a host of other concepts. With this gift, a child can add personal books to their library.

8.       Lego Duplo Deluxe Box of Fun

 

Recommended age: 4+

I hate stepping on these things, but they’re really great for building language, imagination and play skills. They also come in many different themes I saw Lego beach house, Lego Minecraft characters etc.

9.    GIFTS IDEAS that encourage language acquisition   Oakwood Home

Recommended age: 3-8

Any kind of doll home is great for language expansion. I chose this one because it’s a fixer upper (it doesn’t come with furniture) and would require your child to use more language to request the furniture that they want. Look online and shop for doll furniture while labeling all of the different furniture you see. Kids can also imitate what they see in the house to practice language skills. Does your child have trouble listening at the dinner table? Have the characters eat dinner at the table and listen to their parents, later have the child do the same thing. It’s like practicing, without having all of the pressure on them. I think that play homes are great for boys and girls and this one is good because you can decorate the rooms with stickers of what your child likes, instead of it coming preloaded with hearts or car pictures.

10.  Fire HD 7 Table

Recommended age: 5+

Listen, we live in a technological world. Kids are going to have to know how to use a device, if they don’t already. If you’re buying your child their first personal gadget, load it up with some of the apps I mentioned in my blog No More iPad Guilt: 9 Speech Pathologist Recommended Guilt free Apps for Kids. There are tons of educational games out there for tablets and iPad. Don’t forget to load some fun stuff on there too. Learning is fun, but even kids need a mental break sometimes.

 

Briana Evans, CCC-SLP is a licensed, certified speech language pathologist and owner of Speech Quest Speech and Language Therapy. She specializes in articulation, reading skills and early language development. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. In addition, she is working toward certification in PROMPT therapy, a kinesthetic articulation technique. She currently provides in-home or at-school services for children and teens. She believes in a lifestyle approach to speech therapy, which includes embedding support throughout the client’s daily life.

Speechquestjcny.com

Twitter: @speech_quest

Briana Evans

2018 HOLIDAY DRIVES IN JC

   JERSEY CITY 22ST ANNUAL TOY DRIVE

Last year, over 900 children (ages 1 to 12) preregistered for the event and this year they expect even more. With that being said, please donate new unopened toys for needy children in Jersey City. The drop-off location will be at the Resident Response Center in City Hall at 280 Grove Street, Room 106, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

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THE 8th ANNUAL JERSEY CITY TIES HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE & HAPPY HOUR

The 8th Annual Jersey City Ties Holiday Toy Drive & Happy Hour will take place on Saturday, December 1st at HopsScotch (286 Washington St. in Downtown JC)

All toys and gifts collected will be distributed to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County.

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card appropriate for children ages 5-17 years old. You can also make a cash donation, which will be used to purchase additional toys and gift cards for the kids. Cash donations will be matched by Jersey City Ties, up to $350.

Most-wanted toys include:

– Sports equipment (especially footballs and basketballs)
– Lego sets
– Board games
– Dolls (especially Barbies and American Girl Dolls)
– Action figures
– Arts & crafts kits
– Hot Wheels
– Paw Patrol
– Doc McStuffins
– Play-Doh sets
– Nerf balls (no Nerf guns, please!)

If you can’t make it on the 1st, never fear – just drop them an email at [email protected] and they will arrange for a way to collect your donation.

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4th ANNUAL DROP THE TOY HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

The Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement will deliver toys to various organizations that serve needy families with your help. Let’s support one another while bringing a smile to some tiny faces.

Donations can be dropped off or picked up for your convenience.

They are asking 2 toys per person , one for a boy and one for a girl ages 0 to 12 years old.

Please call 201 589-8322 for more information. Deadline to donations: 12/21/17 Distribution: 12/23/17

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   40th ANNUAL WEICHERT TOY DRIVE

 Help spread smiles this holiday season! Weichert, Realtors is thrilled to host its 39th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through December 15.

More info: http://bit.ly/2zM4p37

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TOY DRIVE AT PROJECT MARKET

At “Project: MARKET” on Dec 1st and 2nd, there will be a toy drive to benefit families throughout the area. New and unwrapped toys can be brought to the market. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.outside of Jersey City’s City Hall on Grove and Montgomery streets.

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TOY DRIVE AT PROJECT GREENVILLE

On Dec 1st and 2nd there will be a toy bin at Project Greenville for new and unwrapped toys to be donated to a local charity. The event at Project Greenville, Winter Wonderland, will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. each night. The event will take place at Project Greenville, located at 128 Winfield Ave.

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THE JERSEY CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT TOY DRIVE

The Jersey City Fire Department’s Capt. Mark V. Lee Sr. Christmas Fund Toy Drive is underway and will go until Dec. 22. They are looking for new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations. The donations can be dropped off at any firehouse throughout Jersey City.

In addition to it, the JCFD Toy Drive is including  a Pub Crawl & Mother Show at White Eagle Hall on Dec 2d and portions of all ticket sales will go to the Jersey City Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive. Ticket holders are requested to bring new toys that be collected at White Eagle Hall.

More details at: www.WhiteEagleHallJC.com

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TOY DRIVE AT THE LANDMARK LOEW’S JERSEY CITY

At the Landmark Loew’s Jersey theater on Dec. 9, there will be a toy drive along with a visit from Santa. Pictures can be taken from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pets are welcome to come for pictures from noon to 1:30 p.m. Digital pictures are $5, but are free if a child brings a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive. The theater is located at 54 Journal Square.


YORK STREET PROJECT
89 York St, Jersey City, NJ , 07302 – Phone (201) 451-8225
www.yorkstreetproject.org

Kenmare High School | St. Joseph’s Home | The Nurturing Place | St. Mary’s Residence

Helping women and children break the cycle of poverty since 1989

It’s not your traditional holiday wishes but this is what York Street Project  needs:

  • Twin bedding (dire need – we have none)
  • Pedialyte
  • adult and children cold medicines /cough medicines
  • stroller rain covers – plastic see through ones

Education Guide: 2018-19

Picking the best school to send your child to can be stressful. With all of the options available, you want to make sure you make the right choice! Below is a list of private schools, charter schools, public schools and day cares in Jersey City & Hoboken! We also provide a few after school and summer camp resources!

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

In the United States, public schools are divided into districts. Districts can include one city or town but other districts are made up of many towns and cities. Not sure where you local school is located within your district? No worries you can check the New Jersey School Directory. All public schools are free because they are reliant on federal, state and local taxes dollars. By law, public schools must accept every child in its district, but this does not mean your child will get into the school you choose.

PRE-K DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Students must be residents of Jersey City and meet the eligibility  for enrollment. Children must be four years old by October 1st. The Pre-K Dual Language classrooms are configured so that half of the 15 student (7/8) speak English and the other half (7/8) speak Spanish. The Pre-K Dual Language Program is available in 4 Jersey City School including PS #3, #5, #6 and #30.

Registration:

Pre-K Dual  Language registration process usually takes place between February and March. Applications can be picked up from the Early Childhood Department at 346 Claremont Avenue here in Jersey City, the Early Childhood webpage and all of the public schools. Once completed, applications can be submitted by hand, certified mail or email. Students who are not chosen will be placed on a waiting list and per their lottery number.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM & FULL DAY Kindergarten PROGRAM

Registration:

The following are the steps that parents needed to complete during registration. Make sure you check individual school requirements for each of the requirements can change and vary from school to school.

  • Get a copy of the school’s registration form
  • Answer the districts health questionnaire less than 12 months prior to the start of the school year. If you are in need of support with health insurance you may qualify for New Jersey Family Care. New Jersey Family Care is also available to qualified legal immigrants. You can reach them online or by calling 1-800-701-0710.
  • Child Immunization from a NJ doctor or recognized health authority from your last place of residency.
  • A copy of your child’s last school report from your last place of residency if applicable.
  • Four proofs of residency. These include utility bill, apartmentlease, valid driver’s license or notarized affidavit.
  • The child’s original birth certificate. A passport alone will not be accepted. If originally documents have not been translated to English, should have an English translation provided from a reputable translator.
  • Two emergency contacts for school records.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Private schools are autonomous which allows them to have the freedom to offer religious education and/or curriculum apart from the regulated state standards. Private schools also depend on their own funding, which may come in the form of tuition, grants, donations and endowments. Private schools are not required to accept every child that applies.

admissioN:

  • Private school admission process usually starts about 12 months prior to enrollment.
  • Open House is held in the fall for parents and potential students to visit the school and learn about the program. Parents should receive a Pre-Application during open house and it should be completed with a non-refundable direct deposit which covers an interview/evaluation with the child.
  • Families are notified of admissions by an acceptance letter mailed to the family. Letters usually arrive in March.
  • Families are required to respond within one week of receiving an acceptance letter. To secure space, a contract needs to be signed and non-refundable and registration fees paid.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Similar to traditional public school, charter schools are free. However, paces are often limited. Charter schools are independently run and some are operated by for-profit private companies. A school’s ability to remain often depends on the management of the school and the performance of the students. Usually charter schools tend to be smaller schools resulting in smaller class sizes. All charter schools hold lotteries for admission.

Application:

SCHOOL/DAYCARE ENROLLMENT PROCESS

  • Toddler Program: must be 2 years old by Oct 1st.
  • Transitional Three’s Program: must be turning 3 years old between Oct 2nd – Dec 31st.
  • Pre-K 3: must be 3 years old by Oct 1st.
  • Pre-K 4: must be 4 years old by Oct 1st.
  • Kindergarten: must be 5 years old by Oct 1st.

Schools, Daycares and Preschools in Jersey City

Cordero Community School

158 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 714-4390

Rafael de J. Cordero School – P.S. 37 is a public school located in Jersey City, NJ.

Waterfront Montessori 

150 Warren St #108, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 333-5600

Waterfront Montessori is a parent-founded, parent-run independent school for children from two years old through eighth grade.

The Brunswick School

189 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 420-1550

The Brunswick School encourages its students to think and learn by utilizing various parts of the brain in order to become holistic learners. Loosely based on The Creative Curriculum, The Brunswick School educators use a diverse approach to educate our youth that encompasses logical/abstract thinking, creative outlets to fasten fundamental ideas, hands-on, student driven exploration and teacher-guided large group and small group instruction to provide a comprehensive curriculum for lifelong learners.

Tessa International School

720 Monroe St Suite E105-106, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 755-5585

At Tessa International School, children are introduced to other languages and cultures in order to enhance their cultural awareness; they are bilingual and culturally adaptable.

Garden Preschool Cooperative

242 10th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 309-0440

The Garden Preschool Cooperative (GPC) is a parent-run nonprofit preschool that seeks to provide high-quality progressive early childhood education in a nurturing atmosphere.

Smart Start Academy 

Learning Centers:

  • 462 Central Ave Jersey City, NJ 07307
  • 532 Jersey Avenue Jersey City NJ, 07302

Phone: (201) 461-6363

Smart Start Academy is dedicated to bringing the best environment for learning and creativity to each student. Their full day programs have a curriculum that works to meet every learning style in a way to that nurtures every aspect of a child- the physical, emotional, intellectual and social.

Hudson Montessori School

10 Regent St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
Hudson Montessori School was founded in 2009 and is an independent, school committed to providing the highest quality education to children, from ages 2 infancy through upper elementary school.

 

Hamilton Park Montessori School

1 McWilliams Pl #206, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 533-1910

Hamilton Park Montessori School educates children from infancy through eighth grade, following the vision of Maria Montessori, who was thrice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of children and her work toward world peace.

Apple Montessori School

 220 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 222-1464

The Apple Montessori School’s method is designed to constantly build upon the individual skills and knowledge the child is acquiring, at every age level.

The Embankment School

255 Brunswick St #2, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 898-5437

Nurturing curious, inquisitive and entrepreneurial minds is the cornerstone of The Embankment School’s approach. The Embankment School seeks first and foremost to foster and cultivate each student’s love of learning and inspire understanding from self-driven experimentation, examination, and investigation.

Lightbright Academy 

100 Marshall St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 420-9100

Lightbridge Academy was built on a foundation of family values. It is a place where parents, children, staff members, as well as the community and franchise owners come together as a family to create a trusted Circle of Care.

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304 – Phone: (201) 706-3403

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School is a dual-language (Spanish / English) preschool, kindergarten, and lower elementary school offering an affordable, high-quality education for children 18 months – 9 years old.

The Miss Meghan Effect 

253 Clerk St, Jersey City – Phone: (347) 282-6967

Known as the “Jedi Sleep Master,” Miss Meghan is one of the most sensitive and in-tune Infant/Toddler/Child Sleep Consultant’s available. Her Mindful Montessori’s philosophy is to provide a holistic, stimulating and enriching Montessori-inspired environment for children birth to 8 years old.

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City

 210 9th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 420-6792

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City has a curriculum that is based on an image of the child as creative, capable and inquisitive. Children are placed at the center of curriculum negotiations, the belief being that they learn best when their interests are acknowledged as worthy of investigation.

Adventures In Learning Day Care

2 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 683-8411

Adventures In Learning Day Care prides themselves on having the most committed and nurturing staff a parent can wish for. Staff members are CPR certified and must have a minimum of a Child Development Associates Certification.

 

Kiddie Academy 

255 Brunswick St, Jersey City – Phone: (201) 241-4443

Kiddie Academy is an educational daycare center exceeding expectations! Children will focus on learning while having fun. They provide family styles meals from their in-house chef who uses organic ingredients.

 

After School Activities & Summer Camps

AlphaMinds Academy 

Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County: 225 Morris Blvd Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201) 844-8535

AlphaMinds Academy, located in Jersey City and Hoboken, is an enrichment program that provides students of all ages and abilities the chance to pursue academic interests in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Tonal Arts Music Center

47B Harrison St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (973) 665-2051

Founded on the belief that musical training can have a positive impact on many different areas of life, Tonal Arts Music Center is dedicated to providing quality, focused, results-oriented lessons to students of all ages.

Next Step Broadway

233 9th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 706-3025

Next Step Broadway’s mission is to provide an environment where all ages and levels can experience the joy of expression through dancing, singing, acting & much more.

Camp Riverbend

 116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren, NJ 07059 – Phone: (908) 580-2267

Camp Riverbend encourages children to explore the world and learn new skills in a fun and supportive environment. It’s also located just 30 minutes from Jersey City.

Zaniac

125 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 -Phone: (201) 360-2450

Zaniac is an after school and summer camp STEAM-enrichment (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program. This program is for children grades K-8 and your child will enjoy learning in a high-tech environment filled with friends!

British Swim School

389 Washington St, #31K – Phone: (201) 676-3630

The British Swim School has been teaching water survival and swim lessons to over 13,000 nationwide. Babies from 3 months old to adults have the opportunity to participate in classes all over Hudson County.

 

JC FITNESS DIRECTORY’18: Best Places to workout in Jersey City

Best Places to workout in Jersey City

 

PRIME CYCLE  makes sweat SWEET. The combination of an invigorating, full-body workout and an immersive light and sound experience will leave you feeling empowered after EVERY RIDE.

www.primecycle.com  

1025 Maxwell Lane and 70 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 795-0900 and (201) 683-6956

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PROMPTMD URGENT CARE

Skip the emergency room and get attentive & personalized service at our Urgent Care Centers. Or visit our Family Practice to see the same doctor every time.

www.promptmd.com

Various Locations

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CYCLEBAR JERSEY CITY

CycleBar® is the world’s first and only Premium Indoor Cycling™ franchise. We offer concierge-level service, premium amenities, and an invigorating concert environment designed to Rock Your Ride™.

Jerseycity.cyclebar.com

65 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (208) 760-0134

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PATAGONIA FITNESS,  LLC

Patagonia Fitness is downtown Jersey City’s premier in-home/ personal gym Physical Therapy, fitness training and wellness coaching.

patagoniafitness.com

[email protected]/ [email protected]

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At Equipoise Physical Therapy, our Physical therapist is committed to offering the highest level of rehab services & physical therapy in Jersey City, NJ.

www.equipoisept.com

520 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07304 – Phone: (949) 735-9472

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Remember how much fun you had as a kid exploring the playground? Join Wildly Fit to rekindle that feeling, while building a resilient and adaptable body for life. We teach adult natural movement and parkour-inspired fitness in Jersey City. In our classes, expect to vault, push, pull, crawl, balance, jump and try something new.

www.GetWildlyFit.com

196 Morgan St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 917-727-6103

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JCF HEALTH & FITNESS    

JCF is a total body training program that focuses on fitness, form, and nutrition. It’s how we speak. How we think. How we train.

Jcfbootcamp.com    

Phone: (201) 484-7848

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Top notch chiropractic & rehabilitation facility in Jersey City; chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy & acupuncture services.

www.harborsidespine.com

75 Montgomery St , Jersey City, NJ –  Phone: (201) 966-2636

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The Body Lab aims at improve the quality of people’s lives by offering comprehensive hands-on rehabilitation services.

www.thebodylabjc.com

239 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (845) 800- 3811

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JIYU MOVEMENT

Functional Movement Education adapted to the needs of the student and based on the fundamental principles of human physiology.  Discover and enjoy your own unique movement and optimize your health & performance in every thing you do!

www.jiyu.us

Multiple Locations –  Phone: (201) 993- 6087

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BELOVED WORLD YOGA

belovedworldyoga.com

317 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone: (201) 714-9642

Just as many of us have come to yoga for ourselves, maybe to ease pain, get stronger, become more flexible, or relieve stress, we discover that yoga has become an important part of our lives.  Our interactions with people and situations change. Maybe we become less explosive and maybe the lows aren’t as low anymore. And we can balance on one leg in some weird shape.

This is the concept of Beloved World Yoga. Through our individual practices, we create a conscious community. Conscious communities have the power to radically shift the world we live in.

Thank you for joining us in the mission to create a more beloved world.

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FOUR FITNESS

www.fourfitnessjc.com

650 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (551) 208- 4775

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OM.LIFE WELLNESS SPA

om.life is a wellness spa and lifestyle brand dedicated to healthy living for the mind, body, and spirit.

https://www.om.life/

18 Park View Avenue, Suite 2A Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (347) 886- 6304

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BIO FIT LAB

BioFitJC.com

392 summit avenue Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: (201) 205- 4385

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YOUR ABUNDANT LIFE HEALTH COACHING

Yourabundantlife.info

Phone: (973) 615- 4047

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