Father’s Day Events in Jersey City

Father’s Day Events in Jersey City

In preparation for Father’s Day Celebration, we created a list of events and activities that dads can enjoy on their own or with the whole family!

Father’s Day Celebration in Jersey City 

Sunday, June 16th 11am-1pm

JCFamilies and Farms in Heights will be hosting a Father’s Day celebration at Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City! To celebrate the dad’s, we are having a fun celebration on Sunday, 16th June. There will be activities for all children including arts and crafts, giant bubble show, food and so much more! You can buy fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market as well. There was also be a DJ playing your favorite music!

Fathers & Fairies Dance

Friday, June 14th 6:30pm-8:30 pm

My Gym Jersey City is hosting a magical Fathers & Fairies dance night. They will have exciting games, activities, adventures, pizza and more fun for dad and his children. Daddy’s date will come dressed as fairies, princes or princesses and dads will come dressed to impress in a shirt and tie. Register your little one now to reserve their spot for this enchanting evening.

COST: Members $25

Non-members $35

RSVP today! Space is limited and goes fast

Father’s Day Celebration

Enjoy the authentic, world-inspired food, tantalizing and elegantly prepared with finest ingredients, right in the center of Jersey City. Atlas will be hosting a father’s day celebration. Come by and enjoy some good food an amazing beer and drinks selection right in the heart of Jersey City.

For more information click here. 

Boozey Weekend Brunch at VB3

Sunday, June 16 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For Father’s Day, Villa Borghese III Restaurant, Sports Bar & Lounge’s brunch is a great option. Enjoy their chic, trendy restaurant, a perfect location to enjoy great company and a delicious brunch menu created by Chef Michael Colletti from locally sourced food! Enjoy a TWO HOUR UNLIMITED Boozy Brunch with Mimosa, Bellini, Sangria, Bloody Marys, Fuzzy Navels, Spritzers, or Bud Light draft beer for ONLY $11 (with $1 refills) with the purchase of any regularly priced entree from our brunch menu!

A Day for Father Figures

tHURSDAY, June 13 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Hudson CMO as we come together for a day of fun, family, and love to honor fatherhood and all fathers and fatherly figures within and beyond our community! It is a free event and for more info click here.


JC Kids Run 2019 Photo Gallery

JC Kids Run 2019 Photo Gallery

JC Kids Run is an annual event where kids between the ages of 1-12 years participate in a fun and energetic race through a course at Exchange Place with beautiful views in Jersey City. We appreciate all the help and support we get from the community and love seeing kids have a smile on their face! Thank you to all the parent’s who joined us for the 5th year of JC Kids Run. See you next year!


If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected]


Art House Presents JC Fridays : Press Release

A City-Wide, All-Day Celebration of Art & Culture in Jersey City

Art House Productions Presents
Friday, June 7th, 2019

Friday, June 7th, 2019

JC Fridays Citywide, All-Day Arts ; Culture Festival in Jersey City!
(Jersey City, NJ; May 1st, 2019)- June 7th, 2019, Art House Productions’ JC Fridays will be holding its seasonal festival! Featuring art events that take place in restaurants, galleries, stores,and event spaces in almost every neighborhood of our great city. This June is our 2nd annual ACCESS JC Fridays It focuses on inclusion and encourages participants to present work from artists with disabilities and/or work that celebrates disability in any of its many forms, including, but not limited to: impairments that are cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, and sensory. We also encourage you to find easy and inexpensive ways to make your physical space accessible to all. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with visual and performing artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works.

Sponsors: Harrison Rand, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City Municipal Council Cultural Affairs, Historic Downtown SID, JCEDC*

Made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of
Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. * Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism
Supporters: Jersey City Arts Council, Friends of JC Fridays: Triangle Park Community Center, Hudson Partnership


Cast Iron Lofts- 262 17th Street (Coles St /Jersey Ave)
201-918- 6019. Wheelchair Accessible.
(art) 6pm- 9pm AHP GALLERY presents “Matters of Endeavor”.
In experiencing the daily grind, artists seek refuge in their artistic work. A practice that can become necessary for coping and succeeding, sometimes dealing with the smallest tasks. For our
Access show we have War Vet, Jim Fallon – works on Combat paper; students from the “Place
Program”, from Dickinson H.S. and McNair Academy, and for the first time we welcome artists
from the organization, Arts Unbound. Drinks provided by NJ Beer Co.
Family – friendly, Barrier free and Tactile tour.

(film) 7pm -8:30pm ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS presents Easterseals Disability Film
Challenge Screening! We will be screening 10 award-winning films that were created for the
Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.
JUNE 7th, 2019

ASSOCIATION presents "Diane Carbone's BLOOM: IMAGES OF SPRING.” Curated by
Kristin J. DeAngelis. 222 Montgomery St (Grove/Montgomery), 201-280-4821. Family-
Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) (music) (performance) 3pm – 10pm ARTIST & MAKER MARKET / HDSID We are an
open-air bazaar featuring locally created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. We highlight over 30 excellent artists, makers and creators of all disciplines vending outdoors for a unique shopping experience. Live demos, music, food and drinks! Come join us on Grove St. PATH PLAZA Grove St and Newark Avenue 201-547-3554

(art) 6:30pm – 9pm PRO ARTS Jersey City presents “Solstice 2019” Pro Arts Jersey City's
yearly all inclusive member's visual art exhibition. Rotunda Gallery at City Hall, 280 Grove St.
(Montgomery) 201-547-4333

(music) 5pm -10pm DANCING TONY & THE HDSID presents Groove on Grove, JC Fridays
Special Edition!
Grove St. PATH Plaza, (Newark Ave) 201-547-3554 Family friendly – Barrier free
(performance) 6pm to 8:30pm VILLAGE WEST Hosts Jersey City Writers presenting
“Overcoming Limitations” An evening of literary readings submitted by the public featuring
stories of the disabled overcoming their limitations and thriving. Literary/poems/fiction pieces no

longer than 800 words in length will be submitted and judged by JCW. Select pieces will then be
read aloud by actors at an evening with refreshments.
331 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (Newark and 4th) 609-468-8833

(art)(film) 6:30pm- 9:30pm GIA GELATO & CAFE presents “Urban Pastoral”
Mikhail Mazel is a Russian poet, published author and photographer who is wheelchair active.
His exhibit “Urban Pastoral” reflects the harmony of Nature and the City.
281 Newark Ave. (Monmouth/Brunswick). 201-216-0555. Family-Friendly.

(art) 9am- 6pm TEA NJ presents “If Not Now, When”, select works by photographer Gigi
262 Newark Avenue. (Monmouth/Newark), 201-222-7757. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair-
Accessible. https://tea-nj.business.site/

(art) 5pm -8pm FUTURE FRUIT (by Asha Ganpat) and Environmental Systems (by Vikki
Michalios) Closing reception for Future Fruit, public window installation by Asha Ganpat
411 Monmouth Street (3rd) 917-626-0308 eventspaceforhire.com

(music) 8 – 11:59pm DANCING TONY & FM presents Friday Night Sounds! Bring your ears
to downtown Jersey City's 150 capacity music venue. Check out the line up at
www.fmjerseycity.com 340 3rd Street (Newark Ave.) 201-222-2870

(art) 6pm – 8pm PRO ARTS AT CASA COLOMBO presents the “Curators Choice
Exhibition”. The top portfolios selected during the Meet the Curators event. Exhibition ends June
21st. Artists: Alaine Becker, Santiago Cohen, Gannon Leigh Crutcher, Paul Federico, Hao Feng,
Bennett Gerwirtz, Candy le Sueur, Winifred McNeill, Gail Winbury.
380 Monmouth Street (Newark Ave and 1st St.) 201-963-6332


(art) 5pm – 1:30am LITM presents The JUNE Show at LITM. A group exhibition featuring
seven artists brought together by masking tape artist Kayt Hester and LITM curator Andrea Morin. Featured Artists: Beth Achenbach, Miguel Cardenas, Thomas J. Carlson, David Dziemian, C. P. Harrick, Kayt Hester, Andrea Morin.
140 Newark Ave (Grove St & Erie St) 201-536-5557 litm.com

(art) 3pm-7pm 150 BAY – LUCY ROVETTO presents “Repetez s'il vous plait.” In an attempt
to slow things down, " Excuse me? Please repeat" gives us a moment to take a breath and process
what we are experiencing. Shapes repeated or in a sequence we call patterns, dots repeated we
call stippling. If we slow down the process, does it affect the way we perceive and comprehend and respond? Come see new work in progress
150 Bay St (Marin Blvd) Unit 709 201- 993-7361 Family friendly, Barrier free, Tactile tour.

Two jazz performances – "Trio Nina Lomeo" is Nina on vocals, her husband Adam on classical
guitar, and upright bassist John Lenis. The trio formed at NYC's Flatiron Room and Fine and Rare. They have a laid back acoustic style. Emanual Washington, is a live and studio bassist.
Emanual is inspired by world music. Christian McBride and Thelonious Monk are among his mentors. 150 Bay St (Marin and Provost) 201-630-0850 Barrier free ProvostSt.com

(art) 6pm-8pm SHUSTER MANAGEMENT / THE ART HOUSE presents “The Art Project”.
Tour 12 solo-artist lobbies of artworks by Alan Walker, Alberte Bernier, Aliza Augustine, Glenn Garver, Kate Dodd, Nan Ring, Pauline Galiana, Robert Egert, Roger Sayre, Scot Wittman, Stephen Krasner, Tomomi Ono, Andrea Epstein.
148 First St. (Marin/Provost) 201-798-0928 Family friendly – Barrier free

(art) 6pm – 8pm THE OAKMAN presents “The Art Project” Take a tour of 14 solo-artist
lobbies including works by Cathy Diamond, Diane English, Jodie Fink, Peter Delman, Susan Cornick, Bithika Adhikary, Linda Gottesman, Joe Lugara, Nancy Karpf, Deanna Lee, Yael Dresdner, Rich White, Alpana Mittal, Natalie Giugni, Lisa Collodoro.
160 First St. (Marin/Provost) 201-798-0928 Family friendly – Barrier free

(art) 5pm- 9pm PANEPINTO GALLERIES presents “Something Blue”, in collaboration with SPEAR STREET CAPITAL. Highlighting the artwork by four artists based in Jersey City and West Orange, NJ – Stephen Cimini, Candy Le Sueur, Tatsuro Nishimura, Shari-Beth Susskind.
From symbolism, to psychology, to decor, to art. The most popular color in the world is Blue.
70 Hudson St. (Entrance on Hudson River Waterfront Walkway/ Grand St.) 201-521-9000.
Family- Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Panepintogalleries.com

(art) 6pm-8pm SILVERMAN and The Hamilton Square Condominiums Association
presents: “Layered and On Edge” Paper artwork by Lauren Schwartz, curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. Hamilton Square Condominiums 232 Pavonia Avenue Pavonia and Erie 201-
280-4821 www.laurencutspaper.com

(art) 4:30pm – 7pm SILVERMAN – PARK FRANCIS “My Garden” – From Nature to Abstraction by Keren Anavy. 4:30 – 5pm, meet & Greet Reception w/ wine & light refreshments
5:00 – 7:00 PM -Introduction by the Artist: 'Behind the painting: From the Everglades National
Park to Park Francis, followed by a Painting Workshop
Capture the beautiful colors and unique shapes of the natural world around us, while learning various techniques of Chinese ink and contemporary painting through a workshop with the artist,
Keren Anavy. No previous drawing or painting experience is required.
235 Pavonia Ave

(art) 6pm – 8pm HAMILTON HOUSE presents The Art Project! Take a tour of solo-artist lobby exhibitions by Matt Caulfield, Monika Kalra , Michael Endy, Deirdre Kennedy, Claire McConaughy, Bruce Halpin, Robert Streicher, Hijo Nam and Jodie Fink.
25 Brunswick (9th & 10th St.) 201-533-0333 Family friendly – Barrier free

(art)(performance) 8pm- 12am ED & MARY’S present their Summer Art Show! Hosting their
quarterly Karaoke fundraising event! $5/song, 2 for $8. Proceeds go to Non Profit, Art House Productions! On the walls: Five local artists with 100% of sales going to the artists! Come and sing for a great cause and buy some local art!
174 Coles St. (9th/Coles). ‭(201) 839-5604‬. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 2pm-8pm HUDSON COUNTY ART SUPPLY presents Paintings by M. H. Yaghooti.
M.H. is an American contemporary mixed media painter born and raised in Jersey city. Using comics, occult books and photographs as reference, he employs oil, acrylic, and watercolor with paper wood and canvas.

469 Central Ave, Jersey City Heights Congress St/Central Ave, 201- 413- 0900
[email protected] /mhyaghooti.wordpress.com

(art) 5pm – 7pm LULU'S HAIR ZONE presents “Art Show in the Salon.” LuLu's will display several art pieces created by local artist Jim Fallon. The show will be up for 4 weeks. Jim is an
artist, papermaker and a disabled veteran. Jim’s art expresses music, city life and nature and is created with acrylics, pastels, watercolors and linocut and features a few pieces created on his handmade paper repurposed from military uniforms. All work is for sale.
8 Thorne St. (Central Ave.) 201-217-9509

(art) 6pm to 9pm THE MUSICIANS BUILDING presents Open Studios. Join us Friday June 7th! Lucky Honeybee, Spangle Pop, Tina Maneca, Evelyn Von Gizycki, Beth Achenbach and more……130 Central Avenue (Waverly) [email protected]

(art) 6pm-10pm EONTA SPACE presents "Work Day/After Hours”- Woodcuts and Prints by Adam Pitt. Work Day of long hours at the corporation, nervous, not accomplishing much but a paycheck, surrounded by other anxious people, reports, yelling bosses, deadlines, paperclips,
computers, cell phones and unseen sweat. After hours the antithesis: a beautiful woman, bright colors, natural textures and voluptuous form to wipe away the work day. Weekend hours: Fri 6-10, Sat 4-8, Sun 2-6.
34 Dekalb Ave (Dead End off of Van Reypen St), 201-536-1119. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
Tactile tour. Eontaspacenj.com

(art) 6pm – 9pm SMUSH GALLERY presents Closing Weekend of “ Zero to 70: Seventy
Works of Art for $70 or Less”. Join us for closing weekend of this high energy art show with work priced to move! On view through June 9. Gallery hours Sat & Sun 12-4p, in conjunction
with gallery events, and by appointment.

340 Summit Ave (Academy)

(art) (music) 10am – 9pm CASTAWAY VINTAGE, LLC Hosts a Sip & Shop! Win a vintage
item if you enter our raffle by spending $25. Light refreshments served. when you spend $25.
138 Monticello Ave.,1st floor (Astor place) 184-444-33267 Wheelchair accessible

(art)(performance) 6:30pm – 8pm THE CHURCH OF ST. PAUL AND INCARNATION.
Spend a wonderful evening experiencing the world through the eyes of our talented children and
youth in Jersey City. Presenting their talents through Art, Music, Poetry and Dance.
38 Duncan Ave. (Bergen & Kennedy Blvd) 201433-4922 Family friendly w ww.StPaulsJC.org

(art) 4pm – 6pm CROSSROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH presents “RAD Art” an exhibit of
print Art made digitally by Artists David and Angelica Rosenberg. Kids will have access to an
open art table where they can come and create illustrations with the artists. Parents can come and
enjoy the exhibit over delicious coffee & snacks
743 West Side Ave (Fairview Ave & Duncan Ave) 201-969-7699 www.crossroadjc.co

(art) (music) 6pm – 9pm ROBERTA MELZL presents “As For That”, an exhibition of three
visual artists: Caroline Burton, Ibou Ndoye and Woolpunk, each notable for an exploration of
materials in their work. The exhibition location is the ground floor of a house and adjacent
garage in Bergen Lafayette. There will be music on the back patio.

475 Bergen Ave. / 34 Oxford Ave. (JFK Blvd / Lexington Ave) 917-817-6325 Family- friendly,
Wheelchair accessible.

(art) 4pm- 7pm COVETABLES presents Gallery Artist Exhibition! Work on view by 25+ artists
and makers, including 11 from Jersey City. We'll have light refreshments to nibble while you take in the artwork, home decor and vintage items!
372 Pacific Ave. (Pacific Ave/Maple St.) 201-744-8773. Family-Friendly.

(art)(music) 4pm- 7pm PROJECT GREENVILLE presents “Fly Your Flag!”
Friday & Saturday we welcome you to Fly Your Flag, a group art show highlighting all that can
be communicated thru flags: culture, origin, politics, protest, pride, history and fantasy…come for the art and conversation we hope to inspire, stay for the live music and light refreshments!
1895 Greenville home and headquarters…all are welcome! 128 Winfield Ave.
(Ocean/Old Bergen). 646-361-1858. Family-Friendly. [email protected]

Events Happening in Jersey City This Weekend

Events Happening in Jersey City This Weekend

No plans this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Below is a list of local events happening in Jersey City this weekend. As the weather gets warmer make sure to enjoy the local parks in Jersey City, maybe even go for a picnic or enjoy one of the outdoor dining options in the area as well!

Evening Under the Stars w/ York Street Project

Summer Events for Families in Jersey City and HobokenTHURSDAY, JUNE 13TH • 6 PM-9 PM

The best block party of the year is back for the 9th year in a row! Tickets include unlimited tastings from all our food and drink vendors. Entertainment for the night will be live music from the Jersey shore cover band, “enjoy!”

All proceeds from the event and Super Raffle support the York Street Project programs that deliver solutions to break the cycle of poverty.

Must be over 21 to attend.

For more information, visit the event page here.

Feministival Series- FUNtastic Summer in JC

Friday, June 14• 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Feministival (An event for women, by women) Fair in Jersey City!
Make your way to Hamilton Park for Feministival on Friday, June 14th from 4pm to 7pm! This event occurs on the 2nd Friday of the month during summer and fall and it was created to highlight women-owned businesses in our community. There will be a ton of fun activities like arts & crafts, train rides, puppet shows, music for kids, giant bubbles, delicious food and so much more! Bring the whole family to enjoy a warm summer evening, grab dinner from a food vendor, and support local women-owned businesses. We hope to see you at this fun community event!

For more information click here. 

New Jersey Food and Beer Festival 


Sample 200 beer varieties with an all you can eat BBQ feast including split Berkshire pork, grass-fed beef, fire roasted rabbit & free range chicken plus live music from Lima Bean Riot, hot air balloon rides, hoppy hop races, human foosball, axe throwing, beer obstacle course and much more.

For more information and tickets, click here.



The Office of Sustainability is co-hosting a reusable bag event with Cultural Affairs and the Jersey City Public Schools. “Bagapalooza” will have crafts and games for kids with the Educational Arts Project, a plastic bag weaving project, a live painting from the Jersey City Mural Arts Program, live music, and a reusable bag giveaway featuring the winning logo of the Sustainable STEAM Challenge. The event will be at City Hall Plaza and it is free.

Holi Hai Color Walk

Saturday, June 15• 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

“When everyone is colorful, no one is different,” states Surati’s motto, celebrating equality and brotherhood across boundaries. Surati Holi Hai is a day-long event will take place on Saturday, June 15, will promote peace, equality and unity through cultural diversity, color play, a color walk, live performances, cultural, educational and interactive workshops, interactive art, food & drink vendors, a children’s zone, DJ, dancing and much more.

The festival will begin at 10:00 am in downtown Jersey City with the Hudson River Fitness Color Walk featuring yoga, fitness, dance and drumming. Health professionals and organizations will offer workshops, lectures and fitness demonstrations. The walk will continue along the Hudson waterfront route to Pier A, Hoboken, where the Spring Festival of Colors will begin at noon. T-shirts, color packets and water will be given to registered walkers.

Dinner at Van Vorst Park

Saturday, June 15• 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate Jersey City’s dynamic food scene and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner in one of our beautiful parks. Each dinner will be created by a guest chef, and the event aims to support the Jersey City Parks Coalition in their mission to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.

Please contact us with any food allergies or for vegan/vegetarian options.

Dinners starts at 6:00 pm sharp!

This event is open to the public but requires registration. For more information, please click here.

About the Chef: Colleen Christi Willett is the Chef & Co-Owner of Bread & Spoon, a catering and specialty baked goods company that focuses on balanced, delicious, accessible meals for everyone. She runs Bread & Spoon with her husband, Steve. Colleen believes cooking and eating healthfully should be fun, delicious, interesting and most importantly, shared.

Friends of Liberty State Park – “Run for Liberty” 5K Run

Saturday, June 15• 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Please join the Friends of Liberty State Park’s first “Run for Liberty” on Saturday, June 15, with a chip-timed 5K USATF-sanctioned Run at 10:00 am, and Fun Run (1 mile) for children at 9:30 am.

Please register at our info webpage at www.runsignup.com/runforliberty. The check-in and tee shirt tables will be by the Flag Plaza at Liberty State Park’s Southside. The GPS is 200 Morris Pesin Drive.

There’s free parking, bike racks, and a DJ. Enjoy a run in the People’s Park on the waterfront promenade in our great open space Jersey City waterfront park behind Lady Liberty.

Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato’s Kids’ Gelato Pop Making Class

SATURDAY, June 15 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A Unique Cooking adventure for the young food artisans (60 minutes) This is a hands-on Artisan Gelato Pop making workshop at Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co. The young chefs will get a complete immersion in their favorite subject! Kids from the age of  6 -14 years of age can participate and learn how to make delicious gelato pops! The perfect summer activity. For more information click here.

Father’s Day Celebration in Jersey City

SUNDAY, June 16• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

JCFamilies and Farms in Heights will be hosting a Father’s Day celebration at Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City!

To celebrate the dad’s, there will be a fun celebration for dads and their families. There will be activities for all children including arts and crafts, giant bubble show, food and so much more! You can buy fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market as well. There was also be a DJ playing your favorite music! It is a free event and everyone is welcome to join. The event is at Riverview-Fisk Park: 498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307.

For more information click here.

Project eats food festival 2019 Jersey city

Sat.-SUN., June 22-23rd • 11 am-7 pm

THE JERSEY CITY PROJECT + the CITY OF JERSEY CITY will celebrate warm days, cool drinks and delicious eats with the annual PROJECT: EATS on June 22 + 23, 2019. The food-centric marketplace will run from 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday and will be located around City Hall at 280 Grove Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City.

For more information, visit: thejerseycityproject.com

Instagram: @thejerseycityproject — for vendor updates, giveaways, and more leading up to the event!

Yoga Fest Jersey City

Summer Events for Families in Jersey City and Hoboken

Saturday, June 22nd • 7 am

In 2019 Yoga Fest Jersey City is evolving and expanding into an event that will attract thousands of people from near and far. Starting at 6:30 am on June 22, 2019, a registration table will be in place where participants will be required to register and sign in.

For more information about this event and to pre-register, click here.


If you don’t find anything for this weekend, you can also check our list of summer events for families in Jersey City. You can celebrate the weekend by participating in various community events. Your contribution will also be appreciated by fundraisers that are supporting amazing causes in the Jersey City community. Whatever you do, we hope you an amazing weekend!

Jersey City Award Night

Jersey City Award Night

Jersey City is a wonderful place to raise a family, and we are fortunate to have several great schools, parks, neighborhoods and so much more in the area! The city is a warm, safe and carries its identity thanks to all the local businesses, hard working charities, volunteers and many communities that strive to make Jersey City an amazing city to live in every day.

To honor this spirit and to recognize such exemplary work , JCFamilies is organizing an Award Night for the very first time! The event will be held in November, 2019.

This inclusive event will be steered by the JC residents through an open voting system on Facebook . This event is ‘By the people, For the people’. We present the following categories and we seek your votes to recognize the best in each. JCfamilies is open to adding categories you think are relevant for the community. Please write to us regarding new additions or additional nominations.

Schools and Living

1. Most active neighborhood association – voting from April 15th to April 28th through our Facebook Page

List of Neighborhood Associations Included:

Historic Paulus Hook Association

Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association

Riverview Neighborhood Association

West Side Community Alliance

Village Neighborhood Association

Powerhouse Arts District Neighborhood Association

Harsimus Cove Association of Jersey City

Van Vorst Park Association

Journal Square Neighborhood Association

Astor Place Neighborhood Association

Berry Hill/Claremont Neighborhood

Greenville Neighborhood Alliance

If we are missing any neighborhood associations, please contact us at [email protected] so that we can add it to the list! 

2. ‘Parents Choice’ Public School in Jersey City – voting from April 29th to May 12th. 










Patricia Noonan School, PS 26













President Barack Obama Elementary School – PS 34
















Renaissance Institute


3.  Most involved developer in the community – voting from May13th to May26th. 

Restaurants and Businesses

1. Best family run business in Jersey city

2. JC  Local Business Woman and Man of the year

3. Favorite Family Friendly Restaurant

4. Best Local Blogger/Influencer

Community and charity

1.  Recognizing Community Leaders and Volunteers

2. Favorite Councilman/woman  in Jersey City

3. ‘Talk of the town’ Event in Jersey City

4. A Charity in Jersey City that deserves a special award for their work

5.  Recognizing women shelters


1.  Most environmental conscious business

2. Organization working towards sustainable living

JCfamilies is not funded by the government, JCFamilies is a 501(c)3 non-profit Family organization, your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Give your opinion and suggestions in the comment section below, or send us a private message on our Facebook Page!

Composting in Jersey City – How it works and how to get started

Composting in Jersey City – How it works and how to get started

Did you know that 40% of all food in America is wasted? By separating food for composting, participants are often more conscious of food waste and make a more concerted effort to only buy what they know they are going to use, saving money on groceries. If you’re curious about Composting in Jersey City – How it works and how to get started, you’ve come to the right place!

How does composting work?

Composting is the process of recycling organic materials, such as food scraps, wood waste and dried yard trimmings. Furthermore, it’s a controlled process that requires the right mix of greens (nitrogen rich materials aka your food scraps) and browns (carbon rich materials aka wood chips, paper products or dried leaves), oxygen and water. Finally, the result is compost, commonly referred to as black gold. It’s a dark, nutrient-rich soil amendment that smells earthy and has so many

Here’s a few of the benefits with composting:

1. Builds healthy soil
By using compost to improve the health of our soil, which grows the food that we eat, we’re restoring the quality of our food, and we’re keeping our family, our community and ourselves healthy!

2. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
When food scraps and yard waste reach landfills, they don’t have the oxygen needed to break down properly and are forced to decompose without it. This process produces methane, a gas 20-30x more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

3. Reduces landfilled waste
According to the EPA, more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material. The benefits keep going! Compost also helps fight erosion, improves water retention in soils and helps control plant diseases and pests, eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

How to start composting in Jersey City

When it comes to Composting in Jersey City – How it works and how to get started, JC residents have several options. Check them out below and go with whatever works best for you and your family!

Join Community Compost Company
CCC is a Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise that provides residential and commercial food scrap collection in Jersey City, Hoboken and the Hudson Valley of NY. The service is designed to give people the opportunity to compost who wouldn’t otherwise be able to.

If you’d like to join this program, you can sign up directly through their website and they come to you! Furthermore, they provide you with a 5-gallon bucket to fill with all acceptable materials. They then pick up directly from your doorstep and leave a clean bucket every pick up.  They give back compost twice a year for your houseplants or garden, or you can opt to have your share donated to a local organization. Their fee is $29/month for weekly pick up and $19/month for biweekly pick up. You can sign up now at communitycompostco.com or contact them at [email protected] for more information!

Community Garden, Bucket Exchange or your own backyard

Join a Community Garden
Did you know there are over 20 community gardens in Jersey City? Besides, a handful of them have active composting operations. If you’d like to use this option, look around and contact your local garden to learn more about participating.

Join Sustainable Jersey City’s Bokashi Bucket Exchange Program
Bokashi is a Japanese food recycling method that uses microbes to break down food through fermentation. This program is run Sustainable JC. Participants pay a $20 deposit for the starter kit (5-gallon bucket + 1 bag of bran) and bring their full bucket to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Each bag of bran after the initial is $5 and participants typically purchase 1 bag of bran per month. If you are looking for more information, contact Tyler Randall: [email protected]

Start a Backyard Compost Pile
Finally, if you’re lucky enough to have a backyard or rooftop, you can compost on your own! This is our favorite, Backyard Composting: It’s Only Natural. 

You can read more about Composting in Jersey City – How it works and how to get started HERE. Make sure to also check out our blog about CCC here!

Information provided by Andrea Rodriguez from Community Compost Co. 

Jersey City Public Schools Free Pre-K Program

Free Public Pre-K Program in Jersey City

As parents, most of us go through the process of choosing a daycare or pre-school for our little ones. If you are looking for more information about the Free Public Pre-K Program in Jersey City, you’ve come to the right place! Jersey City Public Schools have a Free Pre-K Program for residents in Jersey City, and parents who have a child who will be 3 years on or before October 1, 2019 have a few options available:

Contracted Childcare Centers

The Contracted Childcare Centers will begin registration for the Pre-K three-year old program in March for the 2019-2020 school year. Each center continues to register until their program is full. Contact the Contracted Childcare Center directly for the registration dates and times. Take a look at our flyer below for their contact information.

Jersey City Public Schools:

Families living in the school area of P.S. #3, #5, #16, #23, #24, #33, #37, or #39 may register at their neighborhood public school. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is from March 1 – March 29, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Sibling Preference applications are available at your neighborhood school and must be submitted by March 29,

Pre-K 4 information

Parents who have a child who will be 4 years of age on or before October 1, 2019 can register their child starting in the month of March for the 2019-2020 school year at SuperTots II Educational Center, Inc. For registration times and dates, contact the center directly.  All families are also able to register at their neighborhood public school. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is from March 1 – March 29, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Sibling Preference applications are available and  must be submitted by March 29, 2019.

To-do list in order to register

To register, the Parent/Guardian is required to have their photo I.D. to enter the building. Also make sure you bring the original, as well as a copy of the following:

  • Child’s original birth certificate documenting 3 or 4 years of age on or before October 1, 2019
  •  Two proofs of residency (current telephone bill and utility bill) and a copy of each
  •  Child’s record of immunizations and a copy
  • Child must accompany parent or guardian at the time of registration

Contact The Contracted Childcare Centers through this link, or find their information on the flyer below! You can also call Early Childhood at (201) 915-6078

If you are looking for more information about the Free Public Pre-K Program in Jersey City, you've come to the right place!




 Department of Early Childhood is committed to providing the 3- and 4-year old children, who are Jersey City residents, with developmentally appropriate preschool experiences. Our mission is to:

  • Provide a learning environment that will help children develop intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Include education on health, nutrition, and social and emotional well being into a daily program of varied activities.
  • Enhance children’s feelings of self-worth and appreciation of their own and other’s ethnicity, cultures, and languages.
  • Develop social competence by providing opportunities for children to make decisions and solve problems during their school day.
  • Ease the transition of children into primary grades by providing appropriate early childhood experiences.

We contract with childcare centers throughout Jersey City to provide classes for most of our three year olds, and the majority of our four year olds attend classes in the Jersey City Board of Education schools. All classes are small—no more than 15 children—and are staffed with certified Early Childhood professionals and paraprofessionals. We do provide breakfast and lunch for our Preschool students.

If you have questions about our Early Childhood Preschool program, contact our office by phoning us at  201-915-6045.

Our Curriculum

We use the High Scope Curriculum which is a research- based, educational approach that emphasizes “active participatory learning.”   Active learnings means students have direct hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas.  Learn about your pre-schoolers day through this video that offers a a glimpse into our Pre-K classrooms.

Jersey City Public Schools Free Pre-K Program

JCFamilies’ Events in Jersey City Spring and Summer 2019

JCFamilies’ Events in Jersey City Spring and Summer 2019

The winter can be long and not to mention freezing cold. Are you on the lookout for fun events to enjoy with the whole family this spring season? Luckily we have several fun events that you can look forward to! Take a look at some of the best options in Jersey City!

JCFamilies' Events in Winter and Spring 2019JCFamilies’ School, Summer Camp & Daycare Fair 2019

Are you looking for a Summer Camp for your child? Join JCFamilies for the annual Summer Camp Fair on April 27th!
This is the only fair in Jersey City where you can get information about & also speak to the representatives of several Schools, Day Cares, Summer Camps & Activity Centers in & around Jersey CityHoboken.
Browse through several camps while the kids are entertained, and hopefully by the end of the 3 hour event, you will have found the perfect summer camp for your child.

The Fun is Coming with The Sun 

Put your sun hats on for 3 hours of FREE & FUN-TASTIC outdoor fun for the whole family! Join for us for “Fun In the Sun” on April 27, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at City Hall Plaza, Jersey City.

Here is what to look out for:

– Be blown away with our Bubble Show for kids

– Music for kids by Rockness Music

– Your favorite Fire Truck is back for a visit. Meet its friendly firefighters and let them show you how its done!

– Put your creative hats on with Arts & Craft activities during JCFamilies Summer Camp Fair’19 happening at the same venue.


Mother’s Day Celebration in Jersey City 

Join us for a Mother’s Day Celebration in Hamilton Park on May 10th from 4pm to 7pm. There will be entertainment, music and several vendors.
Save the date! More information will come.
Check our website for updates about the event.

JC Fitness Fair 2019 

Join us for the 4th annual JC Fitness Fair in Jersey City! This is an opportunity to meet local fitness professionals and find the perfect workout or re-ignite your interest in an old favorite.

Save the date for our JC Fitness Fair in Jersey City: May 18th: 10am to 1pm

If you are interested in being a vendor, please email [email protected]

We hope to see you all there! More details will come.

If you are looking for Boxing or Yoga, you can find all the fitness options available in Jersey City in our JC FITNESS DIRECTORY:   http://jcfamilies.com/best-places-to-workout-in-jersey-city/

JC Kids Run in Jersey City 

Calling all KIDS from 1 to 10 years for The JC Kids Run in Jersey City on Saturday June 1st 2019.

The JC Kids Run in Jersey City is back for the 5th year, and it keeps getting bigger and better!  Children race through the course with the biggest smiles on their faces as the community cheers them on. The excitement and joy on their faces as they cross the finish line is priceless!

For more details about the JC Kids Run in Jersey City, check out this link.

Sign up HERE.