JC Summer Camp Directory’17

Summer Camps in Jersey City :

Summer Camps in Jersey City

 

 

CAMP RIVERBEND
Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ, 07059 – Phone: 908-580-CAMP

June 17 – August 11, 2017. For boys and girls ages 3-14. Daily summer bus service from Jersey City included.
At Camp Riverbend Day Camp, your child can experience the most memorable summer ever—in a safe, nurturing and caring environment dedicated to growth, friendship and fun! A full range of sports, crafts, swimming, nature and more! At Riverbend, we applaud effort and enthusiasm, fun and camaraderie and camp spirit. The Breene Family welcomes you to our camp family! Accredited by the American Camp Association and the State of New Jersey. New for 2017: Lunch included!

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

June 19th to September 1st, Full Day and Half Day available. Martial Arts, Dance and Gymnastics all in a fun and nurturing environment.

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HARBOR HAVEN
www.harborhaven.com
1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 (8 acre beautiful private school with outdoor swimming pool)– Phone:(908) 964-5411

June 27-August 11, 2017 / 9 am-3:40 pm (with before/after care available)

Serving ages 3-15 and 16-18 with mild special needs

Activities: swim, sports, creative arts, performing arts, academic reinforcement, social skills training, karate, computers, nature/science, cooking, bicycle riding, tennis, special events, trips, entertainment and more; speech/OT available, transportation available

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

KEY ELEMENT LEARNING
http://keyelementlearning.com/
338 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 200-1160

Our mini-campers will look through a window of colorful adventures and creative summer days with Key Element Learning’s education based summer camp curriculum. Each theme contains a variety of activities including Language Arts/Literacy, Math, Science, Creative Arts, Music and Movement as well as free play and socialization. Through free play and socialization, campers will become more familiar with the language and get to practice with peers. Our highly qualified native speakers have a passion for their language and culture as well as a desire for the children to have fun while learning. Our curriculum addresses all aspects of language: listening, speaking, vocabulary building, writing for older children; but most importantly, a lifelong interest in other cultures.

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

July 3rd through August 25th, Central Pickup 8AM to 5:15PM, Transportation provided to Suffern, NY.

There are no extra charges at Deerkill. They do not allow tipping, a large expense at many camps, and tuition includes the following:
• Door-to-door transportation by air-conditioned mini-buses supervised by bus counselors
• Hot lunches prepared daily in our own modern kitchen
• Field trips and all camp supplies
• Ice cream and Ices for afternoon snack
• Daily towel service
• Group photo, camp shirt, backpack, DVD yearbook, Fall Festival, winter reunions

For more information call 1-845-354-1466, email  [email protected] or log onto www.deerkilldaycamp.com.

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Come be apart of a half/full/extended day summer camp fun-filled for campers Prek-3 through 3rd Grade! Enjoy field trips, outdoor play, weekly themes, daily special events, physical fitness and creative-inspired daily periods of music, theater and art! Join for 2 weeks or for the full 8 weeks. We look forward to seeing you from June 26-August 18, 2017!

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SUPER DUPER TENNIS, LLC
www.superdupertennis.com
Phone:(908) 910-4894

Kids Tennis Week-long Mini-camp 8:30AM to 1PM, 3 camps offered in June, July & August.

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GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
gardenstreetmusic.com
1018 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone:(201) 683-9100

Weekly Dance, Music, Theater, and Art Camps
Every day we have a great schedule of classes for your child to enjoy!  Each child will participate in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, music, arts and crafts, and musical theater. Boys will be given a ballet alternative but all are encouraged to join in the fun!
Drop-off is between 8:30-9:00am and pick up is between 3:00-3:30pm.

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ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL
www.allsaintsdayschool.org
707 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone:(201) 792-0736

Summer Camp (Week 1- June 19-23 / Week 2- June 26-30) Early Childhood- half day camp: 9:00am-1:00pm: Two weeks of summer fun, including crafts, cooking, and daily stories with All Saints teachers. Each day is filled with special activities, water play and summer games centered on a variety of the wonderful places and cultures in our world.

 

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

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SCIENCE CAMP @ LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER
www.lsc.org/camp
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 253-1380

Weeks of camp: July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4, Aug 7-11, Aug 14-18, Aug 21-25

Camp runs Monday through Friday; Camp hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Before and After Care available for additional fee

Science Camp at LSC is a full-day summer program for children entering grades 1 through 8 excited about exploring the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

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LEARNING LADDERS
www.learningladdersnj.com
33 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)918-6643

We are going to have a ZOOMING good time!!!!

Session 1: Mad Science (3 weeks): June 26 – July 14 (Closed Independence Day)
Session 2: Our Body-Exploration of the five senses (3 weeks): July 17 – August 4
Session 3: What’s bugging you? (3 weeks): August 7 – August 25

Choose from: Half Day (8:30am – 12:30pm); Camp Day (8:30am-2:30pm) Extended Day (8:00am – 6:00pm)

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY
www.nextstepbroadway.com
233 9th St, Jersey City, Nj, 07302 – Phone: (201) 706-3025

Join us for a performing arts summer camp at Next Step Broadway. Children will be dancing, singing, and acting their way to a “musical selections” performance.
~Campers meet Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
~Early Drop-off at 8:00am and/or Extended Day option(s) until 5:30pm are also available.

Session #6: August 21st -25th (1 WEEK ONLY) = $325 Full Day / $225 Shorten
Early Drop off : $55 / Late Pick up: $75 / Early Drop & Late Pick up $11

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TOTZ PLAY N LEARN
www.totzplaynlearn.com
231 Hutton Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07950 – Phone: (973) 652-0201

A summer camp where your child with or without developmental delays will learn developmental skills and pre-academics/academics through fun, structured learning activities, such as tracing, writing, reading, arithmetic and play, such as arts & crafts, yoga and obstacle course. We also offer learning activities for social skills, fine motor skills, social emotional, language development and appropriate behavior management. We are open from June 26 – August 31, 2017 (Monday – Friday) from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

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TENNIS APPROACH
www.tennisapproach.net
Phone: (201) 344-7824

Full Day Tennis Summer Sports Camp ages 5-12 9am -3pm after care until 4pm for younger kids.

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JC TAEKWONDO AND KICKBOXING ACADEMY
www.jctkd.com
150 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333-1006

JC Taekwondo Academy’s summer camp offers a 10 week camp with flexible times of 8:30am-3:00pm and 8:30am-6:00pm. Their camp is conveniently located in Downtown Jersey City only half a block from the Grove Street Path Train Station. They offer not only daily Taekwondo but also swimming, arts and crafts, sports, outside activities, academics, music, special guests, weekly field trips and more! Check them out!

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MAD SCIENCE OF UNION AND HUDSON
http://unionhudson.madscience.org/
720 Monroe St # E314B, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (973) 542-8366

We use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Children have so much fun that they forget they’re learning!

9 different weekly programs for ages 8-14 run 9 AM-noon, 1 PM-4 PM, or 9 AM-4 PM.

3 different weekly programs for ages 5-7 run 9 AM-noon and are only available for limited dates.

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THE PLACE FOR LEARNING @ PORT LIBERTE’S LIBERTY MONTESSORI
theplaceforlearning.org
8 Chapel Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 985-8745

Children will learning about Botany and the Circle of Life that Provides us with Food. Courses include: Fun Thematic Activities, Guest Speakers, STEAM Workshops provided in partnership with LSC, Cooking and Swimming, etc. Before and Aftercare will be provided.

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STEVENS COOPERATIVE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS
www.stevenscoop.org
301 Garden Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 792-3688

June – August 2017 – Ages 3 – 14

Looking for a great summer experience for your child? Stevens Summer Camp is one of Hudson County’s most popular destinations to play, swim, learn and compete in 45+ different kinds of camps and courses. Day camps include swimming, tennis, and weekly field trips. Weekly specialty camps are offered in a variety of exciting activities like sailing, biking, robotics, and fashion design, as well as academic courses in writing, math and science. Stevens Hoboken and Jersey City camps are conveniently located near PATH and Light Rail stations. For more information contact Abby Grandison at [email protected] or 201.792.3688 ext. 407 or visit our website at www.stevenscoop.org/summer.

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THE SOCCER LEARNING CENTER
www.SoccerLearningCenter.com
180 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)656-1156

Multi-sport, action packed camp for ages 5 to 10 – full or half-day options – outdoor and indoor play offering a wide variety of recreational options – small, personalized camp for boys and girls headed up by Coach Alex Lalaoui

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF HUDSON COUNTY
bgchc.org
225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333 – 4100

Looking for a fun outlet for young people during the summer that is safe, supervised and affordable? In addition to the afterschool programs for which Boys & Girls Clubs are known, we offer full-day camps during the summer at each of our Clubs.

Camp runs June 26-August 31, 2017, from 9:00am-5:00pm each day, with opportunities for early drop off starting at 7:30am and late pick up until 6:00pm at both our Jersey City Club (225 Morris Blvd.) and Hoboken Club (123 Jefferson St.).

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HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL
hudsonmontessori.net
10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)516-0700

Summer Maker’s Camp 2017, June 19-August 11. Eight weeks of exploration, making and fun for Toddler, Primary and Elementary campers. Amazing programs to give children opportunities to make discoveries in science and technology, such as Scratch Animation, Engineering and 3-D Printing. Dancing, Swimming, Tennis, Chess, Theater and Origami will also be offered along with exciting weekly Field Trips!

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TONAL ART MUSIC CENTER
www.tonalartmusic.org
47B Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone : (646) 667-0091

Guitar Ensemble Class, Rock Band Class, Private Lessons.

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WORLD OF ABC, THE WALDO SCHOOL
http://worldofabc.com/
159 2nd Street & 110 1st Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)963-5555

Our World of ABC Preschool Summer Camp for PreK 3 and PreK 4 students is structured around 4 themes, including Mad Scientist, Out to Sea, We Love Nature, and Sports and Fitness. Each day, campers will visit different stations, where they will explore and discover while playing, creating art projects or doing experiments! Campers will also participate in lessons relating to mathematics, reading, geography and science throughout each theme!

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BRIGHT HORIZONS
www.brighthorizons.com/plaza3
152 Plaza 3, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone:(201) 433-6370

June 26, 2017-September 1, 2017. 7am-6:30pm. Located in Harborside Financial Center, Plaza 3. STEM, Arts, Well Aware, Vendors visit location, ages 2.5-6years for summer camp program.

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VIAQUENTI ACADEMY
www.viaquenti.com
837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone:

This amazing summer program includes our unique Swimming classes in our building’s pool deck (3.5+yrs) , as well as weekly Soccer (18m+), Yoga, Gymnastics, Water Play (on our private outdoor playground), and STEM/Science classes to keep your children active and healthy! Summer camp students at Viaquenti have the benefit of not only keeping their bodies active, but their minds too! Viaquenti’s summer camp is divided into two sessions running from July 3-28th and July 31st-August 25th. Our school is conveniently located close to Newport and Hamilton Park in JC Downtown.

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JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY
Www.njcu.edu/camps
110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone: (201)200-2528

Sport activities based program, 6 weeks long 9am – 4pm with extended option available – swim lessons included

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EARLY BEGINNING DAY SCHOOL
www.Earlybeginningsdayschool.com
338 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)918-5623

Our summer program is 9 weeks from July 3rd, 2017 – September 1st, 2017 from 9:00am–3:00pm daily.

Tuition is paid weekly at the end of EACH week. Camp is $285 per week. We will still have before and after care from 8:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-7:00pm for $9/hr. If requested we will open at 7:00am to receive a child.

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

Let your child’s imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
Zaniac Summer Camps are the perfect combination of STEAM learning and fun. Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs and grouped for your child’s age and grade. One week sessions. Full & Half Day Camps.

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KIDDIE ACADEMY OF HAMILTON PARK
www.kiddieacademy.com/hamiltonpark
255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Join us at our April 1st Summer Camp Open House from 10am-12pm at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park and Kiddie Academy of Hoboken offerring two great programs less than 2 miles apart!
**Space is limited! Enroll today to secure your campers experience**
Mini Adventures Highlights:
Our youngest campers will enjoy water play at the Spray Park twice a week in addition to fun in house activities and special guests! Mini Adventurers will also take several walking trips and enjoy summer camp crafts and fun cooking projects! Your little camper will be delighted with their very first summer camp experience!
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THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY
210 9th Street, Suite1, Jersey City, NJ – 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-8111
8:30-1pm or 8:30-5:30pm. Must register For 5 days/wk. Two 4-week sessions. Outdoors a lot!
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FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY
209 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 338-8320 ext 210
The Jersey City Campus of the French American Academy offers a French Immersion Summer Program from June 26 to August 18 from 8:30 to 3:00 pm with optional After Care until 6:00 pm.
Our 8-week camp will be split into 4 themes that will run for 2 weeks each. Specialists will come to our camp to do assemblies on gardening and recycling for our Earth & Nature theme. Sports, Music and Dance teachers will come for our Health & Movements as well as our Music & Dance themes. Special projects will be lead by a Technology Teacher for our Young Engineers theme.
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KIDVILLE

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

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FASTTRACK-LANGUAGES
78 Erie street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)685-8220
Have an awesome time with us this summer!
*Gymnastics *Programming* Reading* Writing* Math* Spanish* Piano*
We believe in following the needs and interests of a child in order to support his or her development positively and effectively. This involves fostering a prepared environment for learning with meaningful and rewarding experiences plus LOTS OF LOVE and FUN!
3 to–6 yr old FTL Summer Camp Sessions 2017 Limited spots available
Jun 26-Jul 7 / Jul 10–Jul 21 / Jul 24 – Aug 4 / Aug 7 – Aug 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12: 45 p.m.
Early drop off available if required
Children will bring their own snack and water
Parents and teachers will get together three weeks before camp
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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS
209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 377-0718
Dance, Theater, & Music. 6 themed weeks: July 24-September 1. Monday-Friday 9-3 with early drop-off/late pick-up offered.
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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP
196 Morgan Street, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: (201) 424-3075
The Performing Arts Workshop will offer a variety of weekly dance classes for age 1yr (with parent/caregiver) to 17, from June 21 through July 27; as well as our signature Early Childhood ‘Dance & Play’ part-time drop-off program for ages 3-5; and will bring back BOLD Arts for ages 6 to 10 for one very special week (July 10-14) to create an original musical!
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APPLE MONTESSORI

https://www.applemontessorischools.com/jcfamilies/scpage
1055 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken, NJ 07030 | 201-963-4949
220 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030 | 201-222-1464

Your child will love summer at Apple Montessori, named Most Loved Preschool by local parents. A Montessori-style summer means jam-packed summer fun AND learning! Research shows “summer learning loss is real” (New York Times, 2011) and our program is designed to help children ages 2-6 beat the summer learning slump. Super Kids Montessori curriculum supercharges your child’s aptitude for math, reading and writing. Plus, summer is a time for fun, friends and creating new memories with field trips, in house events like the Reptile Man, arts and crafts, cooking, drama and dance and much more.

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ELYSIAN CHARTER SCHOOL
www.ecsnj.org
1460 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201)876-0102

For more information contact John Rutledge or Pam Gorode at [email protected] or 201-876-0102. You can find registration forms and more information on the camp at www.ecsnj.org/elysian-summer-camp/camp-registration-form/

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THE ACTING SPACE
theactingspace.net
256 Montgomery St. #1, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 275 -2699

A performing arts school located in the Barrow Mansion. We offer Acting, Singing & Dance during 5 two-week summer camps beginning June 26th thru Sept 1st. Choose from 5 different musical theater productions to act in. Classes held Mon thru Fri (9:00 am – 3:00 pm). Combine with Improv or singing classes held Mon thru Fri (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm). Choose from Hip Hop, Broadway Dance, Yoga, and Dance Aerobics in our Dance/Fitness Saturdays.

 

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HOBOKEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
www.hobokenmuseum.org
1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 656-2240

Hoboken Summer Enrichment Day Camp offers five fun filled, week-long sessions for campers ages 4-5, and 6-9. Camp starts at 9 am, and ends at 12 pm or 1 pm depending on age appropriate session. Three sessions geared for ages 6-9 offer activities in art and photography, firefighter’s, and treasure hunts. Two sessions geared for ages 4-5 offer activities in firefighter’s, and everyday superheroes. All camps are focused on historical investigation; and offer several walking day trips to locations within our community. We offer two camp locations: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, and The Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield Street.

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI
http://hamiltonparkmontessori.com/programs/summer-camp/
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 533-1910

Get ready to learn while having fun!

Registration for Hamilton Park Montessori School 2017 Summer Enrichment Program has begun!
Our Summer Enrichment Program provides students fun and exciting themes while our HPMS teachers support students in their math, reading and writing skills. Cost includes field trips, backpack and water bottle.

Swimming, soccer, and tennis are part of the weekly activity while field trips/presenters top off an already incredible summer experience (Early Childhood and Elementary).

HPMS Summer Camp is divided into two four-week sessions. The session dates are as follows:
Session 1: June 26 through July 21 (camp is not in session on July 4)
Session 2: July 24 through August 18

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JOYS IN TEACHING TUTORING
Thejoysinteaching.com
508 Grand Street,  Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 423-1200

• Open for K- 6 •$275 per week • $100 one time registration fee • Breakfast and snack served daily • 8 am – 3pm
•Academic, Enrichment and Recreation programs daily • Aftercare program available for an additional fee up until 6 pm

Combining academics with enrichment and recreation, our summer camp will develop and strengthen key academic skills with everyday life skills.

Students in our camp will engage in
• sports
• book clubs
• math workshops
• reading workshops
• creative arts
• STEM  & more

Each week is themed for a unique experience, opening up a world of learning at a low cost.

Week 1: Young Entrepreneurs
Week 2: Young Creatives
Week 3: Young Explorers
Week 4: Young Artists

JC Feministival Series 2017

Feministival in Jersey City: Women in Business in Jersey City

JC Families would like to extend a warm invitation for you to participate in the JC Feministival Series 2017! Local Businesses in Jersey City

JC Feministival is a series of events, which will serve as a means to empower, showcase and promote local businesses owned and operated by women! Each Feministival will feature local female artists, fashion designers, healthcare providers, educators and other entrepreneurs. JC Feministival Series is a launchpad for women, who invest their careers and passions into further enriching our diverse community.

When and Where: JC Feministival will take place at Hamilton Park and City Hall Plaza, May through September 2016, on a second Friday of every month: May 12, July 14, Aug 11, and Sept 8

Who: 8 to 12 female entrepreneurs will be selected by the JC Feministival review panel to participate in each event with the attendance alternating from month to month ensuring diversity of programming.

Why: To be able to showcase your products, offer tastings (if applicable) and perform demos of your services.

To be featured in business directory on www.jcfamilies.com specifically highlighting the participating businesses owned and operated by women

To be a part of a network of fellow strong women entrepreneurs right here in Jersey City

About JCFamilies and our Partnership:

As you might know, JCFamilies is a one-of-a-kind resource for parents in the Jersey City and Hoboken areas. We provide our partners with an unparalleled reach to local, diverse, socially connected and well economically established families in the neighborhood. JCFamilies organizes some of the most talked about family events in the area attracting your target audience.

In order to support local female entrepreneurs, JC Feministival participation fee is offered as follows:

  • Small woman-owned businesses: $125.00
  • Established businesses such as daycare, schools, etc: $200.00    

To learn more and apply for participation, please complete our registration form

For sponsorship and other inquiries, please contact

[email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating local female entrepreneurs together!
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Local Businesses in Jersey City

FAQ’s

  • What is feministival?  To support women-owned businesses.
  • How can i participate? Fill out form on our site and send back.
  • What is fee to participate? Please refer to form for fee information.
  • Do I need to bring my own table? We provide one 6ft table and one chair.
  • What happens if it rains on day of event?  In case of rain you will be able to participate in following event. 
  • Do you offer discounts to participate? At this time we are not offering any special discounts.
  • Will I be able to sell my products? Yes, you will be able to sell your products.  Food vendors please email us separately as you will need to have appropriate license and permits to participate.
  • Do I have to be a registered business? Yes, business must be registered.
  • Does my business have to be registered in Jersey City? No, as long as it is registered. 
  • What is target market? We will be offering event in downtown JC. We have many young diverse families in our area with parents ranging in age from 25-45 and children ages 1-10 years old.
  • Can men apply to participate? This event is for women-owned businesses only.
  • What’s in it for me? To be able to showcase your products, offer tastings (if applicable) and perform demos of your services.

To be featured in business directory on www.jcfamilies.com specifically highlighting the participating businesses owned and operated by women.

To be included in special programming at the end of each event (participating businesses are welcome to join programming sessions at the end of all five events): sessions on networking, marketing and other relevant programming.

To be a part of a network of fellow strong women entrepreneurs right here in Jersey City.

JCFamilies Valentine’s Dance Party’17 Gallery

Valentine’s Dance Party in Jersey City

Pictures Gallery from our Valentine’s Dance Party.

Credits: Newport Babies Photography

Pictures can be purchased at http://www.newportbabiesphotography.com/Jcfamiliesvday/

 

JC Lunch Box: Middle Eastern Delights

Middle Eastern Delights

So you are contemplating lunches other than those same old sandwiches to give your kiddo … take this next sentence to heart (adapted from an old Army adage)  … PRIOR PLANNING PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE! Plan, organize and prepare, and your meal preps will be a breeze.

I know my kid is not the only hummus, falafel & pita lover. The smooth, creamy nutty dip pairs perfectly with warm doughy pita bread, alongside aromatic crunchy falafels, seriously, what’s not to like? The following offers you busy mamas a healthy make-over to a Middle Eastern classic. By omitting the frying and adding some protein and veggies into the mix, this completely transforms the meal into a healthy balanced and nutritious dinner meal that’s social, fun and interactive. Double win, it also makes for great lunch box leftovers.

Falafel Meatballs

Dry falafel mix

1lb lean ground turkey or chicken

3 cups finely chopped green vegetables lightly steamed (I like spinach, kale and broccoli mixed)

2 eggs

Prepare dry falafel mix as per instructions on the box, add ground meat, eggs and steamed greens. Stir to combine, cool mix for about 20 minutes. Form into small mini balls, place on parchment lined baking tray, bake at 350* for about 25 minutes. Set aside.

Hummus

As much as I love making homemade hummus, time doesn’t always allow for this, and that’s okay. Just purchase your favorite brand. Mix it with a bunch of grated vegetables, carrot, cucumber, pepper and radish work really well. Seriously, this will be one of the biggest kid food hack successes of 2017, I guarantee it!

Lunch ideas for kids

Set the Stage

Set the table with falafel balls, veggie humus mix, salad and warm low carb pitas* cut in quarters and let the family dig it!

*low carb pita of choice: Joseph’s Middle East Bakery Low Carb Pita Bread – healthy, reduced carb (only 9 carbs per pita about half of most varieties), high protein pita bread with flax, an excellent source of Omega-3 and no cholesterol or saturated fat.

 

Superbowl In & Around Jersey City

Superbowl is this Sunday at 6:30 pm!! Get ready and plan with family and friends.

Check the spots where you can watch the game or get ready to stay at home while eating deliciously.

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

Local caterer Bearded One BBQ has football grilling specials including trays of pulled pork and barbecued ribs. Orders must be in by Thursday.

Grandma Downtown is now accepting orders. Check the website for the menu and then place an order by emailing[email protected]

Talde is offering a Bucket of Chicken special – $35 for your choice of Kung Pao chicken wings or Korean Fried Chicken with a side of BBQ tots.

Left Bank Burger Bar has a pre-order Wing Special running until 2/2 – 20 wings for $18, 40 for $35, or 60 for $50 in BBQ, Buffalo, and Sriracha Honey. They’ll be available for pick-up or delivery on Super Bowl Sunday.

Hamilton Pork has a special catering menu available – call the restaurant for details

Carvao BBQ 
is celebrating with no cover and lots of drink and wing specials.

Brightside Tavern
 will have events going all day, multiple projector screens to watch the game on, beer pong, flip cup, lots of drink specials, and even the Puppy Bowl before the game starts.

Zeppelin Hallwhich has the most seating around for you and all your friends, will have their huge projection screens going, $4 Coors, $4 wings, and will be offering that giant pretzel filled with barbecue favorites.

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

PJ Ryan’s & PJ Ryan’s Squared will both have $3 drink specials, $15 bucket of 20 wings, pool prizes and more. The first 50 people who arrive before kick-off get two free pool boxes.

Third Base Sports Cafe (Grove Square) have TVs everywhere you look. 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 is 100% worth it because you have a view of the NYC skyline on one side and a view of the game on the other. Opt for bar seating or if you’re going with a larger group, snag a seat at the picnic-style tables.

Halftime Bar & Grill will have food starting at $3 and capping out at $13. The space as a whole is pretty open, so no matter where you sit, you’ll be able to keep your eyes on the ball.

VB3 Restaurant & Bar features 25 HDTVs visible from any seat, three big-screen projectors, and a special game-day menu that is sure to please carnivores, vegetarians, and pizza-lovers alike. They also have drink specials that are pretty hard to pass up: $12 Coors Light and Yuengling towers, $3 Coors Light and Yuengling drafts, and $3 domestic bottles. (475 Washington Blvd.)

SUPERBOWL AT HOME

If you plan to stay at home with family and friends you can order online platters from Shoprite:

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 Ainsworth is offering 3 catering packages for the big game:

– “Touchdown” | GOLD PACKAGE
Amount of people: serves 20-25 people | Price: $200.00 What you get: Pick 8 food items, 8 Ainsworth hats, 4 Ainsworth Chargers

– “Field Goal” | SILVER PACKAGE
Amount of people: serves 12-20 people | Price: $150.00 What you get: Pick 6 food items, 6 Ainsworth Hats

– “Kick Off” | BRONZE PACKAGE
Amount of people: serves 6-12 people | Price: $125.00 What you get: Pick 4 food items, 4 Ainsworth Hat

The Ale House:

  • $4 Heineken & Heineken Lights
  • $5 Hoboken Ale
  • $5 personal pitchers
  • 2 for 1 Miller Lite bottles
  • $5 Jager & Jameson shots
  • $7 Ale House Mules with VDKA 6100

There will be raffle prizes, giveaways, and a specialty menu from Rosario’s!

Biggie’s: Wings, sliders and more! Call (201) 710-5520 for more info and to place your order.

Black Bear will have awesome drink specials as well as giveaways. Be one of the first 100 people to arrive and choose a box for a chance to win a Rashad Jennings signed helmet, Eli Manning signed jersey, Sterling Shepard signed football, or a Hi-Def TV! You can also order wings for your house party.

Cadillac Cantina will feature a Super Bowl Fiesta all day Happy Hour specials.

Green Rock is now taking orders for wing platters and appetizer platters. Call 201-386-5600 to order yours.

Hoboken Bar & Grill: Buffet and drinks for 4 hours for just $40! Hoboken Bar & Grill also has just what you need to satisfy all of your guests for your Super Bowl party! For $200 you choose 2 platters from the left column and 1 from the right column (each tray feeds ~10-12 people). Call 201-222-6050 or email [email protected] to place your order.

House of ‘Que: Beat The Clock & Eat The Pig at House of ‘Que’s Super Sunday Pigskin Party! Enjoy $0.50 Coors Lights starting at Noon, $5 Pulled Pork Sliders starting at 2pm, & more!

The Madison Bar & Grill has everything your crew needs for your Super Bowl party. Trays of wings, cheese platters, spinach artichoke dip, and calamari are available. Order yours by calling 201-386-0300 or go to madisonbarandgrill.com.

Mulligan’s: Head to Mulligan’s for all of the action, and enjoy drink specials, a free halftime buffet, and giveaways.

Pilsener Haus: Head to Pilsener Haus for $4 1/2 Liters of Pilsener Haus Original, $7 1/2 Liters of Pilsener Haus Original + wings, $10 Bier and a Brat Special, and your chance to win a vintage bicycle.

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead: The Shep has you covered all day long. Brunch until 3pm (with $5 Bloody Marys) & Happy Hour from 4-7pm includes $2 off of all drinks, sliders, & tacos.

Specials during the game include:

  • $20 beer buckets
  • $0.75 wings
  • $15 pitchers of Sangria
  • $25 buckets of Prosecco

Urban Coalhouse: Partying at home? Enjoy Urban Coal House Wings (1/2 and full trays available). 1/2 tray is 40 Wings for $40, and a full tray of 80 for $75.

Wicked Wolf is the place to pregame the Big Game. Enjoy $2 mimosas, $3 Coors Light/Blue Moon, $4 Fireball shots, $5 Red Bull vodkas. DJ Cream & DJ Cam spinning until kickoff, plus Bingo Against Humanity at 2pm. Enjoy $0.50 wings, $15 Coors Light towers & buckets, and $5 Don Julio shots at Wicked Wolf, plus music by DJ Cream & DJ CAM. Wicked Wolf has all of the goods to cater your Super Bowl Party. All orders placed by Wednesday, February 1st, will qualify for a 25% off discount. Call (201) 659-7500 or email [email protected] to place your order.

Willie McBride’s: Enjoy $3 drafts, $12 pitchers, $15 buckets, & wing specials all game long, as well as giveaways during the game at Willie McBride’s. Call 201-610-1522 to reserve your table.

Taphaus Hoboken has a ton of awesome food and drink specials, as well as some food and drink packages to take advantage of. Reserve your table now by calling 201-626-6000 or emailing [email protected]

JCFamilies’ Special Campaign: Special Needs Kids in Jersey City

Special Needs Kids in Jersey City Upcoming activities & events: 

Each year JCFamilies aspires to connect its community through events and activities, that can engage, inform and inspire at all times.

We are excited to kick off another year with a special initiative that has always been close to our heart; supporting families and their happy moments with Kids with Special Needs( Special Needs Kids in Jersey City)

We are looking to increase participation of Kids with Special Needs in our upcoming events through planned programs and activities.

We would like your help in filling out a brief form below, to plan for this successfully.

Form: https://goo.gl/forms/am15051IvvFkErjV2

Looking forward to your cooperation in this regard. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Special Needs Kids in Jersey City

JCF Lunch box of the week: Healthy Cookies

Healthy Cookies, say what?!

Hi Mamas, this week, how to offer kiddos a yummy and HEALTHY cookie. Sweet, gooey, fudgy, crumbly, who doesn’t love a good cookie?! While these treats are amazing, I try to make them just that, TREATS for once in a while. As much as I love a full butter and sugar gooey chocolate chip cookie, I think we all know this doesn’t qualify as one of the main food groups.

Equally, having your daily dose of something sweet is totally ok and HEALTHY when you choose wisely. My favorite thing to make is raw coconut macaroon balls. They are so versatile and can be combined with an array of ingredients. These sweet babies are a great way to jazz up your kids lunch box so they have have a treat without you worrying about unnecessary sugar and junk. The primary ingredients include coconut, which is super high in fiber and a low glycemic carbohydrate giving you sustained energy without feeling full, and almonds, which are extremely high in vitamins and nutrients (especially dense in vitamin E which we all could benefit from in the winter months for dry skin). Almonds also help to LOWER cholesterol and help towards a healthy heart (tip LEAVE SKINS ON and use RAW almonds for most health benefits).

Ingredients 

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 cup almonds

4 tablespoons of nut butter of choice (I like sunflower seed or cashew because the butter is creamy and doesn’t alter flavor too much*)

5-6 large plump medjool dates pitted

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or bitter cocoa powder)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Mix almonds and coconut in food processor until a dusty flour like texture is made (1-2min).

Add nut butter, cacao, oil and blend slowly. Add pitted dates one at a time and blend well before adding the next. Continue to blend until the mixture comes together in a sticky ball.

Remove from food processor, place mixture in refrigerator for about 1 hour or freezer for about 20minutes, it’s much easier to form into balls when mixture is cold. Use a cookie forming spoon and scoop into evenly sized balls. Roll ball in your hands to solidify shape and form, roll ball in unsweetened coconuts or dust lightly with more cocoa powder, store in air tight container in refrigerator for about 1 week.

**Alternate or additional options:

Use nuts other than almond (walnuts and pecans work equally well)

Use alternate nut butter *while I ADORE peanut butter, if used here it will completely alter the taste and when I am in the mood for that real true coconut taste I choose to use an alternative nut butter

Add seeds (chia, hemp, flax, poppy) for extra nutrient and vitamin boost (hemp seeds are particularly dense in PROTEIN)

Use plump large dried fig instead of dates

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9 Things to do for New Year’s Eve & Day in and around Jersey City

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Things to do in jersey city

Nye17: A Night To Remember

Saturday, Dec.31st from 9 to 3 Pm, At Taphaus, 2nd street, Jersey City

Buy Tickets here: https://nyejc.splashthat.com

Chicpea X Hayoner Present:
A lavish black and white grand ball on the water. Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at Taphaus in Downtown-Jersey City, NJ.

Inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 ‘Party of The Century’

Event Details Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701342763529164/
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“The Big Little Railroad”

From 10-11:30am

Liberty State Park

http://libertystatepark.nj.gov

Explore the transportation history of the CRRNJ featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored terminal. No pre-registration is required; please meet at the Information Desk inside the Terminal building.
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New Year’s Eve Family Cruise

Pier 16, 89 South Street,  New York, NY 10038

Take the whole family along for a night of New Year’s Eve fun on the New York Harbor! Kids and parents can dance the night away, play Wii games, enjoy treats, party favors and more. This event is best suited for older children, as the cruise boards at 9:10 pm and sails until 12:20am. Tickets are $116 per child ages 3 – 12 and $199 per adult. Family packs are available for $700 (2 adults and 2 children).

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12 Days of Science

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

December 21 – January 3 (closed 12/25)

The LSC will be open both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, so it’s the perfect place to get out of the cold and get the kids active! This holiday celebration includes the new Infinity Climber, building and displaying a huge snowflake, meet a live penguin, Animals Out and About,  Solve It! Avalanche Challenge,  Animal Encounter, Beekeeping: The Sweetest ScienceStory Time: Winter ExplorationSnowflake VillageRainforest RescuersLiquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Touch Tank.

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Holiday Lights Spectacular 

Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ

Phone: 973-731-5800, turtlebackzoo.com

You still have time to check out Holiday Lights if you haven’t already done so this season. Holiday Lights will be open on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 5pm – 9pm through January 3. The zoo will not have Holiday Lights on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. However, Holiday Lights will be open on New Year’s Day, although the zoo won’t be open during the day. The event is free to the public, though donations of canned goods, toys and pet food are encouraged.

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New Year’s Eve at the Funplex

Funplex
182 Rte. 10 W., East Hanover, NJ

Phone: 973-428-8772; funplexeasthanover.com

6:30 pm–12:30 am

Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with six hours of unlimited indoor attractions (plus 40 free tokens!),  music and an all you can eat buffet? We didn’t think so. Special online price of $49 beforehand or $54 at the door. Reserve before 11/30 and receive a bonus arcade card worth $10. Your kids will be ecstatic about that, no doubt!

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“Noon” Year’s Eve

Pump It Up – pumpitupparty.com

10 Middleberry Blvd., Randolph, NJ – Phone: 973-252-9777

8 Commerce Way #135, Hamilton Township – Phone: 609-586-5517

Throughout the day starting at 11am

If you’ve got youngsters that will have fallen asleep by the strike of midnight, Pump It Up has the New Year’s celebration for  you. Bring the family to this indoor play place for some bouncing before the countdown to “Noon” Year’s Eve, with four different jump times to choose from this year.

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Ocean City First Night

300 West 9th St., Ocean City

609-399-1412; oceancityfirstnightnj.com

With eight hours of non-stop entertainment at different venues throughout the town, you will enjoy yourself to the fullest. With events right up until midnight, your time will be spent to the absolute max this year in the most enjoyable way possible.

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Midnight at the Oasis Party

Sahara Sam’s Oasis

535 North Route 73 , West Berlin, NJ

https://www.saharasams.com/2016/posts/nye-midnight-at-the-oasis/

Saturday, December 31, 2016; 7:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Admission: 64.95 per person

Families get to enjoy this themed indoor water park with lots of water attractions and land events. Jam out with their DJ, play games and win giveaways. The New Year’s Eve Party includes: Admission to the Park Foam Party Delicious Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts Themed party goods (hats, noise makers, etc) Champagne Toast (for adults 21 and over) Sparkling Cider Toast for the kids.

Holiday Events In And Around Jersey City

Things to do in jersey city

The holidays are fast approaching and we are excited to share holiday events in and around Jersey City for this season!

J E R S E Y   C I T Y

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things to do in jersey cityHDSID Annual Tree/Menorah lighting with Mayor Fulop and Santa
Dec 8th – 5pm to 8pm
Newark Avenue Pedestrian Area
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things to do in jersey city
Holiday Market
Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City
Nov 1- Dec 22:  Every Monday and Thursday Through December 22

The Artist & Maker Market is back for the Holiday Season! Find fabulous gifts for everyone at The Grove Street Path Plaza every Monday and Thursday.

Skip the crowded malls & avoid lost packages in the mail this Season by buying directly from local artisans and makers!

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things to do in jersey cityProject Market: Winter Wonderland

City Hall Plaza, Jersey City

Saturday Dec 3rd and Sunday Dec 4th 11-6pm

http://www.thejerseycityproject.com/project-market-2016.html

Project: MARKET returns for its 4th year on December 3rd & 4th, 2016. The heated outdoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City, NJ will act as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season highlighting local, celebrating seasonal, and encouraging economic growth amongst small businesses. Join them and EAT.SHOP.DRINK

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things to do in jersey cityThe Polar Express: An IMAX Experience 

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

Nov 25-26 and Dec 3-10-17

http://lsc.org/blog/lsc_movies/the-polar-express/

Check out The Polar Express on the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, right here in Jersey City! Bring the kids to see this family film. Tickets are $12.50 for children 2 – 12, $14.50 for adults for non-members. For members, tickets cost $11.00 per child and $9.50 per adult.

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things to do in jersey citySanta Fest 2016

14th Street Garden, Jersey City

Sunday, Nov 27th 1-3pm

Sunday, Dec 11th 10-1pm

http://www.14thstreetgardencenter.com/pages/santa-fest

Santa’s coming to 14th Street Garden once again!

Parents will be able to take their own pictures and don’t forget your letter for Santa!

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Free Pictures with Santa

Bambino Chef, Jersey City

***date and time to be confirmed

Bring the kiddies for free pictures with Santa and some cookies, too!

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Jersey City Nutcracker

Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4 Auditorium, Jersey City

December 13-18

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2708608

Join in the holiday tradition with an urban holiday Nutcracker! $20 general admission and $11 for students and seniors.

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Winter Market

December 17th from 12pm to 4pm at Explore 2000.

Family Friendly Atmosphere – FREE ENTRY

This event is an indoor market held throughout the school halls where the community can shop, vendors can purchase a table to sell goods, gifts are donated to help students purchase items at an affordable rate, and students create crafts to vend.

In order to enhance the school’ current activities and initiate new programs, they must rely on the support of generous donors.

All proceeds help to benefit the Explore 2000 Student Activity for Afterschool Programming.

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things to do in jersey city

Macy’s Herald Square, New York

Now – Dec 24th

Located on the 8th Floor of Macy’s Herald Square, this winter wonderland includes a North Pole village complete with live elves, Santa and much more holiday fun!
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Santa’s Flight Academy

The Malls at Short Hills, NJ
Nov 11- Dec 24
http://www.shopshorthills.com/holidays

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind interactive Santa experience! Once you arrive, visit Grand Court to register your child for Santa’s elite flight crew and receive a personalized badge. Use your personalized badge to help Santa and his elves get ready for their journey. Children will be able to try on a virtual flight suit, learn about navigation, power the sleigh and dance under magical lights and snowfall and finally enjoy a visit with Santa as an official member of his flight crew.

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holiday-lightsHoliday Lights

Turtle Back Zoo
Nov 18 – Jan 2 – Closed Dec 24-25
Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting! Admission to light show is free with paid admission to zoo. Adult price is $14.00 and for children ages 2-12 $11.00 from April 1st through November 30th. Adult price from December 1st through March 31st is $12.00 and $10.00 for children ages 2-12. Children under 23 months are always free.


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16CLS_FurryChristmas_Insta.jpgPet Photos with Santa

Celebrate Life Studios, 1200 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Saturday, Nov 19th 1-3pm

Get your pet photos with Santa in time for the holidays at Celebrate Life Studio in Hoboken! Portions of the proceeds from each session will benefit LHS. You can reserve your time slot HERE!

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Image result for botanical gardens train showHoliday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden

Nov 19 – Jan 16


http://www.nybg.org/hts16/

Join the Botanical Garden in celebrating their 25th year of holiday magic.  Explore a winter wonderland across their 250 acres with special tours, acappela performances, Winter Harmonies Concerts, poetry readings and activities for kids.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children 2-12 for weekdays, $25 for adults and $10 for children 2-12 weekends. Children under 2 free everyday.

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

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Santa’s Workshop

Staten Island MakerSpace

450 Front Street Unit B (entrance on Thompson St), New York, NY 10304

http://www.rgtoydrive.org/

http://www.makerspace.nyc/

Saturday, Dec 3 10-4pm

Wanted: Good hearted elves to make toys for the 22nd Annual Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Toy Drive!

Adults and children age 12 and up are welcome to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a volunteer event. If you would like to donate to help purchase materials they would appreciate it.
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2016-holiday-titleLoew’s Jersey’s Holiday Show

Sunday, Dec 4 2-7pm

http://loewsjersey.org/calendar/

Enjoy a traditional live  holiday concert sing-along at 2:00pm and a screening of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 3:30pm.

Admission to BOTH the Concert AND Movie:  $12 Adults / $8 Kids & Seniors (Movie Only: $10 / $7 Kids & Seniors)

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a needy child to the Loew’s annual Toy Drive. Donated toys will be distributed off-site by a local charitable service.

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Millburn Snowflake Parade

Millburn Ave between Holmes and Spring Streets

Sunday, Dec 4 1:30-4:30pm

http://downtownmillburn.org/events/snowflake-parade.html

The parade will be held on Millburn Avenue between Holmes and Spring Streets. There will be professional bands, clowns, costumed characters, and refreshments after the parade.