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]


Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

Stray, unowned, and abandoned animals continue to roam around the streets in Jersey City. Thankfully, there are hardworking and compassionate people behind every Animal Shelter in Hudson County and neighboring counties across New Jersey. The rescue of these furry companions makes all the difference in their lives and the lives of the loving family that they will be part of. We created a list with every Animal Shelter in and around Jersey City.

We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of these furry friends, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

If you are a pet owner, check out our list of pet-friendly places in Jersey City.

Liberty Humane Society

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Liberty Humane Society is an urban animal shelter & welfare organization located at the heart of Jersey City. LHS works to re-home the unclaimed animals who come into its care and they educate the community, volunteers, staff and potential adopters on responsible pet ownership, animal care and how to develop humane and compassionate relationships with animals.  LHS offers low-cost wellness clinics which includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Donations and adoption applications can be submitted through their website. For more information, click here.


Final Hope Animal Rescue

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

6 Congress St. Jersey City, NJ 07307

Final Hope is a small animal rescue organization that strives to provide help to New Jersey’s abandoned and neglected cats and dogs. Utilizing their foster home and volunteer network, Final Hope provides temporary boarding, socialization, and veterinary care to the abandoned cats and dogs, with a final mission to find them permanent homes and loving, caring and responsible owners.

To learn more or to send donations, please click here.



Metro Cat Rescue

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297 Griffith St. Jersey City, NJ 07307

Metro Cat Rescue saves kittens and cats from sickness, starvation, and death in the streets. MCR coordinates with volunteer care of many outdoor cats in a number of colonies. Metro Cat Rescue is accepting donations on their GoFund me page in order to feed and care for cats and kittens.


Visit Metro Cat Rescue’s Facebook page here.



Hudson County Animal League

597 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Hudson County Animal League is an adoption agency based in Bayonne New Jersey. Services include the following;

  • Rescue/foster abandoned animals
  • Promote and subsidize spay/neuter services
  • Adopt animals into permanent loving homes
  • Provide information and referrals on responsible pet care
  • Trap/neuter/release feral cats
  • Assist with veterinary services for the indigent

For more information, click here.


Secaucus Animal Shelter

Animal Shelters in and Around Jersey City

525 Meadowlands Pkwy Secaucus, NJ 07094

The Secaucus Animal Shelter is dedicated to saving animals. They rescue abandoned, abused and injured animals. Secaucus Animal Shelter works on rehabilitating animals back to health. They vaccinate, spay or neuter; and find them loving adoptive homes. Similar to animal shelters listed, they also have volunteering opportunities for everyone.
For more information, visit their website.

The staff at the animal shelters are doing an important job in keeping cats and dogs off the street. Every volunteer gives their time in making sure each furry companion is going to a loving home. Whether you are looking to adopt or foster, there is an animal for everyone. If you are not ready to make a new addition to your home, show your support for these animal shelters by donating or volunteering.

Nightlife in Jersey City

Nightlife in Jersey City

Nightlife in Jersey City doesn’t have to be all about bars and clubs. At night there is the New York City skyline to admire, late-night eats to explore after the sun sets, and places to walk around in especially during summer. For an updated list of weekend activities, check out our weekend events blog.

Here are 10 places to visit as you take advantage of your nocturnal nature.


Barcade® | Jersey City, New Jersey

163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302

It’s in the name – a combination of bar and arcade with classic arcade games and crafted drinks, what else can we ask for? Barcade is perfect for late-night eats, drinks, and gaming because from Sunday to Thursday their kitchen is open until 11 pm, while Friday and Saturday until 1 am.



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335 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302

Best known for their tiki styled cocktails and serves progressive Asian American dishes ideal for sharing. This award-winning restaurant accepts reservations online. With a very warm and welcoming ambiance, people will surely enjoy. Cellar335 is ideal for a family dinner, friendly get together, or a party.

Talde/Miss Wongs

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Serving Asian-American, family-style dishes perfect for sharing located in the heart of downtown Jersey City. After having dinner, you can visit Miss Wongs, a not-so-hidden gem located beneath Talde. Miss Wongs is noted as one of Jersey City’s few “true” speakeasies serving carefully crafted mixed drinks. Similar to Cellar335, Miss Wongs is also the perfect venue for a night out as well as private events.

Torico Ice Cream

Nightlife in Jersey City

20 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Fulfill your late night craving for ice cream because Torico has extended spring/summer hours. With a wide range of flavors, you will surely enjoy. Torico is well known for having a variety of flavor all year round. From tropical flavors to winter flavors, they have them all. Whether you are looking to have a gelato, milkshake or an ice cream cake to celebrate a special occasion, you will find it at Torico.

Bucket and Bay Craft Gelato Co

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150 Bay Str, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Speaking of creamy treats, there is also Bucket and Bay that serves some of the most complex and elegant handcrafted gelato flavors. They add their own original twist to gelatos for more mature consumers such as Black Label Vanilla and Bourbon Peach. They also have vegan sorbet flavors such as PomeloLemon Thyme, and Mango Smoked Cardamom.  Their hours vary closing at 10:30 pm on Sundays, Monday through Thursdays and 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

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All year round, the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is the best place to see the New York City skyline. This walkway can be enjoyed any time of the day or night, either by walking or running, biking or scootering. The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway has many benches to sit on and is surrounded by restaurants. This stretch can be taken from Hoboken or Jersey City Waterfront.


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34 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ

Pint is a bar rich in history and famous for its craft beer. Pint is a bar rich in history and famous for its craft beer. If you enjoy themed nights, Pint is the place for you. From Pintini Mondays, Free Rocketbot Tuesday to Big Saturday Night, parents will surely have a fun time. Pint is located one block from City Hall and the Grove Street PATH Station.


135 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Opened in 2014, the three-story restaurant includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. Porta serves weekend brunch until 4 pm and known to be one of the best late night spots – serving pizza until 11 pm. This family-friendly restaurant also gives people the chill weekend vibes after the kitchen closes.

Cookies and Crepes

195 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Here’s another spot that can satisfy your craving for sweets that is also open late. Aside from freshly bakes cookies and warm crepes, they also serve other specialty desserts such as brownies, cheesecakes, ice cream, and shakes. This late-night spot closes daily at 11 pm and 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Surf City

1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

Surf City is a waterfront vacation style bar and restaurant with incredible views of Manhattan and Liberty Island where you definitely get the best of both worlds. They have indoor and outdoor spaces, unlimited free parking spaces, and a 400-foot dock on the water for individuals who would want to pull up on their boat. Enjoy tropical frozen drinks and seaside appetizers at Surf City all summer long.

Six 26


Six26 is a Lounge and Rooftop for the LGBTQ community. They have a lounge and a beautiful rooftop right in the heart of downtown Jersey City. They offer delicious food and cocktails.

The Ashford

145 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ

The Ashford is located right in the heart of downtown Jersey City. It is a spacious, warmly-lit stop with high ceilings offering New American fare plus cocktails, beers & TVs. They also have an extensive whiskey collection and super unique delicious cocktails. For the summer, the Ashford has opened their beautiful rooftop.

RoofTop at Exchange Place

1 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ

RoofTop at Exchange Place is made up of multi-level indoor and outdoor spaces – The RoofTop and The Terrace. This cocktail destination tops most of Jersey City’s must-see lists due to its stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and beyond. The RoofTop provides year-round comfortable vibes with its retractable glass roof and walls which creates the perfect setting for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and sunset cocktails with a view. On the weekend, it turns into a day and night hot spot featuring live DJs.

One floor below, The Terrace combines its chic ambiance and uninterrupted views to provide Jersey City a new place to start their nights off – featuring spirited cocktails, a swanky self-playing piano and live entertainment on select weekends.







364 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ

Chill brick-walled bar serving unique takes on classic American dishes, plus an array of cocktails. Their cocktails are produced with the highest quality ingredients. Additionally, each evening they feature a daily shaken and daily stirred variety. They offer delicious bites like oysters, coconut crab buns, charred octopus, duck fat tater tots and so much more.

The Archer

176 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Rustic cocktail bar for classic drinks paired with a gamey menu of bar bites in dark wood digs. Archer also offers small bites while you enjoy their unique cocktail selection.


No matter the time or weather, Jersey City is filled with family-friendly options or places for parent nights out. As summer slowly approaches, be on the lookout for fun events for your family.



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-

(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

(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 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

(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

(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.

(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-

(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] /

(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.

(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

(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

(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]

Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City

Free Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City

Summer is quickly approaching, during which summer camps will be in action. Below, you will find Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City, which are some of the best options for children of all ages, abilities, and interests. Although some of the summer camps we have listed are not free, we also shared inexpensive options available in Jersey City.

You can also find other Summer Camp options through our directory of summers camps serving Jersey CityHoboken, and the surrounding areas. You will find a variety of camps that offer diverse activities for campers. To find enrollment, programs offered, and other information, please be sure to check their websites.

The City of Jersey City’s Department of Recreation

Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City

The City of Jersey City’s Department of Recreation organizes summer activities for all ages. They offer a variety of activities from summer camps to clinics.

Some of the summer programs offered by the City’s Recreation Department are Boxing, Roller Skating, Soccer, Softball, and more. The City’s Recreation Department uses a  unique online tool called ecDesk in order to allow residents to search and register for recreational programs citywide.
 To see the full list of summer programs offered by the City’s Recreation Department, click here.

Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County

Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City
In addition to the afterschool programs for which Boys & Girls Clubs are known, they offer full-day camps during the summer. There is a variety of engaging programs under the supervision of adult professionals, including field trips to baseball games, water parks, museums, and other local attractions. The Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County have summer programs specifically designed for children in Kindergarten – 3rd grade, grades 4-8, and teens ages 13-18.
Contact the Club here or stop by their Clubhouses in Jersey City and Hoboken to get registration information.


Free Summer Camp for Kids in Jersey City

Learn! Play! Grow!

The NJCU Summer Camps are geared towards offering a rewarding experience for children.
The summer camp program by NJCU features facilities both indoor and outdoor, including an indoor pool, 3 hardwood courts, an outdoor athletic complex with collegiate regulation size soccer, softball, and baseball fields and private locker rooms. NJCU offers exciting activities such as swimming, team sports, arts and crafts, and relay/obstacle courses.
To register, visit NJCU’s website here.

Primary Prep

Free Summer Camps for Kids in Jersey City
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 Primary Prep offers young campers a wide variety of exciting experiences. In their summer camp program, children are provided with opportunities to expand their academic, artistic, and athletic skills or simply to celebrate the summer season in a wholesome, nurturing environment.
STEM-based lessons are infused with daily activities, such as art, exploration, comprehension, and creativity to ensure a balanced day.
For more information, click here.


It is always amazing to see just how many students are having a great time with their summer camp experiences. Most importantly, it is the benefits and the stories of the positive impact summer camps bring that really stand out. If you’re a parent with a busy schedule and have a hard time finding the time to fill your kids’ free time with activities and fun, why not send them to a summer camp? Sports camps, arts camps, educational camps, there’s a summer camp for every child in our Summer Camp Directory.

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Family First, Business Second.

Moms are known to wear many hats and adding on the entrepreneurial hat is just an addition to their ever-growing responsibilities. Which is why this Mother’s Day, we wanted to feature Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City and Hoboken, and recognize Mompreneurs who are winning at raising their children and growing their business at the same time.

Multitasking is so much more than a skill when you’re a mother – it becomes a part of you. For most people without children, it’s almost impossible to do basic chores on most days. You would think that to add another thing to their already-hectic life, will be even more chaotic. But moms everywhere are making it happen, simultaneously running small businesses and nurturing their children  – both 24/7 jobs.

Kudos to all of these moms who also have the rest of the community in mind as they fulfill their passion.

Dr. Mila Cohen of True Dental Care for Kids & Teens

Dr. Mila Cohen, a mother of two, and a board-certified dentist is the owner of True Dental Care for Kids & Teens in Jersey City. As a young and fearful patient once, she became inspired to create a friendly, warm and enjoyable experience for her patients. With all the training she has obtained to manage her craft, Dr. Mila is eager to make children feel that going to the kids’ dentist can be an enriching, fun and enjoyable experience.

Dr. Mila provides dental care for children of all ages in the Jersey City area and has dedicated her professional career to tend to the specific needs of both child and parent who visits the facility.

For important dental knowledge and to learn more about True Dental Care Kids & Teens, visit their website here:


Sonali Pai of Zaniac Jersey City

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CitySonali Pai is the Campus Owner of Zaniac Jersey City, which is an after-school and summer camp STEAM-enrichment center for parents who want to give their children an academic edge and encourage critical thinking, and a proud mother of two.

Sonali realized through her son’s education that there was still a gap in the way children are being taught the practical applications of STEAM and knew that it is important to make it as engaging as possible.

Now, as one of the founding members of a nutritional supplements company, and a proud mother of two, Sonali focused on bringing STEAM to the Jersey City community, in order for children to build a foundation for critical thinking and encourage their creativity from an early start.

For more information, visit Zaniac Jersey City Campus’ website here:


Urvashi Keown of Test Rocker

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Another amazing mom of two, Urvashi Keown, is also a Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at TestRocker, Inc. in Jersey City. Urvashi leads TestRocker technology, products, strategic initiatives, and customer service worldwide. She is the person responsible for the development of the award-winning platform that powers TestRocker.

She cultivated a passion for digital production and development at her previous role as an advertising account executive at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City and holds a business management degree from the University of Notre Dame. You have to be a super mom to achieve all of that!

TestRocker provides free one-on-one sessions and free private consultation assessments. For more information, visit TestRocker’s website here:

 Danielle Sporcic of The Little Gym of Jersey City

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityDanielle Sporcic, together with her husband, owns The Little Gym of Jersey City. She was motivated to bringing The Little Gym of Jersey City to the community after seeing the positive impact it had given to their active and adventurous toddler.

They believe in providing a nurturing environment, where children explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

For more information, visit The Little Gym of Jersey City’s website here:

Marietta Pineda-Reynolds of Downtown Medspa


Maria Pineda-Reynolds, a mother of four, co-owns Downtown Medspa with her husband, Dr. Eric Reynolds, DPM. Maria has over 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing and over 10 years of experience in Real Estate Sales.

Downtown Medspa’s mission is to give Jersey City residents the most effective, science-based cosmetic and rejuvenation treatments possible, using state-of-the-art equipment. All of the treatments at Downtown Medspa are minimally invasive, safe, and require no downtime.

For more information about their services, visit Downtown Medspa’s website here:

Elizabeth Cain of Hound About Town and Hazel Baby & Kids

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Elizabeth Cain is a proud mother of a child, owner of not one, but two businesses, Hound About Town and Hazel Baby & Kids.

Elizabeth drew inspiration for Hound About Town from their family dog, Wiley. As a family, they are eager to maintain Wiley’s happy and healthy lifestyle, which is why they brought natural food products and other tools for training dogs with positive reinforcement to the Jersey City community with Hound About Town.

In addition to Hound About Town, Elizabeth was also motivated to bring socially responsible, environmentally friendly, and sustainable products for children with Hazel Baby & Kids.

For more information on Hound About Town and Hazel Baby & Kids visit their websites here:

Lynn Hazan of ChicpeaJC

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityLynn Hazan, also known as “Chicpea”, is a mom to a beautiful daughter and pup Harvey, the founder of ChicpeaJC, a blog about all things Jersey City, and also the founder of the non-profit organization Content Creators Academy Jersey City for youth interested in digital media – she does it all. 

Aside from raising her growing family, Lynn also runs a hip hop class every Wednesday at Base Gym, and she has worked with several local businesses to organize events. She also dabbles into the fashion world, volunteers at community events, and teaches the occasional social media workshop.

Through working with organizations in Jersey City, she has made it possible to bring some of the most well-attended events in Jersey City, such as LSC After Dark events with Liberty Science Center, and the annual Halloween party, Terminal of Terror.

For more information on ChicpeaJC, visit:

Dr. Chitra Mittal of Liberty Physical Therapy

Image result for dr chitra mittalDr. Chitra Mittal, a new mother, and owner of Liberty Physical Therapy. Dr. Chitra has not only been treating patients in the New Jersey area but she also has been treating patients of all ages all around the globe.

She obtained her Masters of Health Science at the University of Indianapolis with a concentration in Orthopedics. Dr. Chitra contributed her knowledge to other Physical Therapy students as a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University.

For more information on Liberty Physical Therapy, visit their website here:

Jomayra Torres of Joys In Teaching Tutoring Service

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityJomayra Torres, born and raised in Jersey City in a single mother household with 4 younger siblings, she grew up understanding the value of hard work and the impact of a genuine, caring spirit in the lives of children. Growing up, Jomayra had a desire to make a difference in the lives of those in her community and endeavored to do so by pursuing a career in education.

Joys In Teaching Tutoring Service, LLC, a tutoring match and educational services organization, that was developed as a response to parent requests for professional and affordable educational services as a result of lack of funding for programs. Joys In Teaching has expanded to include enrichment programs, parent education workshops, consultation, and professional development services, as well as a non-profit, Joys In Teaching Inc, aimed at providing much needed educational services to the Jersey City community.

To learn more about Joys in Teaching Tutoring Service, visit


Bridget Fujioka of Beloved World Yoga

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey CityBridget is a mom, and the owner and founder of Beloved World Yoga. She was first introduced to yoga in 2001. Through yoga, she found a calm and acceptance never before experienced. From that first year, she knew she would become a yoga teacher and be able to have a place others could also use as a sanctuary.

It took some time and several detours, but everything has fallen into place. She received her 200-hour teacher training from Bright Spirit and has studied Restorative Yoga at Yoga Works. She is so grateful for the opportunity to share yoga with her community.

To learn more about Beloved World Yoga, visit their website: 

Ayesha Khanna of Naurah USA

Ayesha Khanna is a mom, choreographer, multi-passionate entrepreneur, and a fashionista. She is well known as the Founder of Bollywood Funk NYC Dance school as well as her fashion line Naurah USA.
Her journey as a dancer began at the ripe age of 4. Born and raised in India she learned the classical dance form of Kathak under the guidance of Pundit Birju Maharaj and Smt Shovana Narayan. A natural performer, she also studied acting under Amal Allana, chairperson of the National School of Drama in New Delhi.
Inspired by the rich Indian heritage and the vibrant fashion scene of NYC, Ayesha wished to create unique wearable designs that bring the best of her two worlds together. The line is both inspired by and dedicated to the bold and beautiful women who are hustlers by day but fashionistas at night. Naurah designs are known for their rich hand embroideries and unique color combinations. Make Every Day a Style Statement!
Naurah recently launched in Milan and is soon going to expand to London, United Kingdom.
View Naurah designs at .

Zahra Amanpour of Indiegrove

Mom-Owned Business in Jersey CityZahra Amanpour, mom of two, and founder of Indiegrove,  a place that provides a real advantage to small businesses, freelancers, and independent professionals with workspaces, meeting rooms, and events spaces that are designed to provide them with the environment needed to work harder and happier.

JCFamilies had an opportunity to interview Zahra back in 2016, and her advice to other moms who also want to be successful entrepreneurs while caring for their families is, “You shouldn’t feel guilty! If you had a job, your time away from your kids would be expected. You’re not choosing your business over your kids. You’re trying to put your mark in this world, and you can have that”

For more information on Indiegrove, visit their website here:

Rene Safarova-Gonzalez of Bambino Chef

Mom-Owned Businesses in Jersey City

Bambino Chef was created and owned by Rene Safarova-Gonzalez, a proud mother of two. Rene’s love for cooking and creating recipes with her children inspired her to open a kitchen studio where children and adults can learn and experience the magic she feels in the kitchen.

Bambino Chef offers children cooking lessons, birthday parties, summer/winter camps, story time sessions, play date gatherings, holiday events, adult cooking classes, and other learning and developmental activities. While learning the importance of healthy nutrition and cooking up little masterpieces.

For more information, visit their website here:

Ilana Libman of HudsonPLAY

Ilana is a mom of two, resident of Jersey City for over 20 years, and owner of HudsonPLAY. When developing HudsonPLAY in the Brunswick Center, she was focused on fostering love and geared her efforts on helping to encourage strong families from the inside out.
At the forefront of this indoor playground is the physical benefits for the children who jump, skip, and climb their way through the obstacle course and play area. However, for Libman, HudsonPLAY can offer so much more for every member of the family.
Libman, who is a busy working mom and constantly on the go, wanted to use her business as an opportunity for parents to have stress-free adult time,  strongly believing that a happy parent can provide a better and healthier environment for the family. Therefore she created “Parent’s Night Out” offered every Friday night at HudsonPLAY.  The weekly event really aims to support both the children and adult members of the family.
In addition to offering children an opportunity to stay physically active (regardless of weather)  and socialize with new or existing friends, HudsonPLAY is also committed to developing healthy eating habits.
To learn more about HudsonPLAY, visit their website here:



So how do they do it? Simple answer – they’re a MOM! Moms are resilient, strong, and hard-working. Such beautiful and gentle creatures who can be tough when needed to be. Moms deserve to be recognized for their efforts all year round and here at JCFamilies, we a grateful for the strong mothers that raised us and have made us who we are today.

We believe that these hard-working mothers, as well as other mompreneurs not mentioned, contribute to the health and well-being of the people in our community. We thank you for fulfilling your passion and ensuring that the future generation will grow in a community where education, safety, and proper care is advocated for.


The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Summer Events for Families in Jersey City and Hoboken

Summer Events for Families in Jersey City and Hoboken

Summer is relatively short, so it’s important to pack as much as you can into the three short months when the kids are out of school, not at summer camp, and when parents (hopefully) have a little extra time to go out there and play!

If you are looking for fun ways to spend the summer days with your family, we made a comprehensive list of every single fun summer events for families in the Jersey City and Hoboken area. We hope you can get to enjoy spending fun days at the park whether it is for farmer’s market or learning about getting fit and healthy.

Please note that some events we have listed are free, and while some have a nominal cost, please do check the links we have provided to find more information as you plan your fun summer itinerary.

Enjoy these fun events and activities with your family!

Opening PartyFriday, May 31st • 6 pm

Formerly known as the Riverview Jazz FESTIVAL, the 10-day celebration will begin with an opening party at J Owen Grundy Pier and culminate in a two-day outdoor free-to-the-public festival on the Newark Pedestrian Plaza near the Grove Path.

Events during Jazz Week will be hosted throughout Jersey City and will include a featured show ar White Eagle Hall. The seventh year of the Festival is sponsored in part by Bank of America and made possible through partnerships with WBGO, the Historic Downtown SID, the City of Jersey City, Hudson County, and Exchange Place Alliance.

Click here for up to date information or visit the Jersey City Jazz Festival website here.

SJC Green Drinks +ART

Wednesday, June 5th • 6 am – 9 pm

SJC Green Drinks +ART will be hosting those who have an interest in sustainability and would like to meet other like-minded people. Who knows, maybe you will leave with a neighborhood project in mind and some new friends to help you do it! Join Us If You Can 🙂

LITM is the fabulously friendly downtown hang with great drinks and food (in case you want to stay for dinner !) and their monthly art shows offer a really creative vibe in the heart of JC’s restaurant row. December features a mixed media multi-artist show called Small Wonders – 100s of small works for sale just in time for the holidays.

To RSVP, click here. 

4th Annual VVPA Golf Outing

Summer Events for Families in Jersey City and HobokenFriday, June 7th • 4 pm – 10 pm

“Go Clubbing” with your neighbors and friends! Golfers play a fun and challenging 9 holes round with your neighbors for lots of prizes and laughs! If Happy Hour and dancing is more your speed, with a little putt putt contest thrown in, you’re in luck because they got that too!!
Watch the sunset all together and enjoy a yummy bbq dinner. Fun night GUARANTEED!!
For more information, visit the event page here.


Hudson River Loop Walk & World Oceans Day 2019

Image may contain: people standing, sky and outdoorSaturday, June 8th • 8 am – 6 pm

It is Freewalkers’ 7th annual Hudson River Loop Walk! This special event is a one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ.

This year help us celebrate World Ocean’s Day, an annual awareness and celebration of our valuable water resources around the world. While many are celebrating in different venues around the world, we will participate in World Oceans Day NJ/NYC to honor the ocean, which connects us all. We’ll have special activities such as “plogging” (picking up refuse) along the way, creating human formations and learning more about how we can share and protect our ocean.

For more information, click here.

5th Annual Bayonne Home Town Fair! 150 Years of Bayonne

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Bayonne Home Town Fair returns with the Fifth Annual Bayonne Hometown Fair on Bayonne’s 150th year as a City. The expanded beer garden will be back again by popular demand. The Event will include Children’s Rides, Games, Local Merchants, Specialty Vendors, Food Vendors, Non-profits, Musical entertainment and so much more!

Fair will be held on June: Saturday, June 8th at 11 am until 8 pm, and Sunday, June 9th at 12 noon until 6 pm on Broadway in the heart of town, between 21st Street and 25th Street.

For more information, click here.

Hamilton Park Festival 2019

Saturday, June 8th • 12 pm – 6 pm

 Come celebrate the 34th Hamilton Park Festival hosted by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association. Enjoy live music, food, & entertainment. There will be a petting zoo, magician, and bouncy house for kids while parents browse/purchase used and new items from vendor tables and meet local non-profit organizations.
For more information and to register, click here.

GO Jersey City


Join your neighbors for our 2019 GO Jersey City. Saturday June 8th, 10AM-1PM. Go Jersey City is funded and lead by the members of Downtown Community Church. GO is a day of service and fun where residents of Downtown Jersey City, and beyond, go out and serve organizations and parks throughout the city. It is a way for us to give back and support the people and places that make our city great.

Registration and check in on June 8th at City Hall Plaza, starting at 10AM. You will be greeted with our 2019 free T-Shirt, along with free coffee and light breakfast. From there, we head out with our teams to our various projects. Then when we’re done at 1 pm. There will be a free after-party at Hudson Hall with free food, games, and prizes!

Worldwide Knit in Public – Jersey City 


Worldwide Knit in Public Day – Jersey City (Official) is a community drop-in gathering to promote the art of knitting and related yarn crafts such as crochet, spinning and weaving. Everyone is welcome!

Join in for:

Tips for beginner and advanced knit and crochet
Giveaways (while supplies last)
Connect with other residents who knit or crochet
Wellness presentation on how to reduce stress with yarn crafts
Yarn swift and ball winder will be available (first come, first served)

The event is at Van Vorst Park at 12pm to 6pm.

A Swingin’ Spring Concert


North River Sing will be hosting it’s Spring Concert on June 9th at Grace Church Van Vorst. It is a family event where you can enjoy your Sunday afternoon of stylish jazz standards and show tunes. There will be a light reception to follow with lots of yummy food, wine, and other beverages. There is no entrance fee for the concert, however, suggested donation is $15.00. The concert will take place at Grace Church Van Vorst on 2nd Street between Erie and Jersey in downtown Jersey City.

Among the music titles . . .

“Heart” (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, Damn Yankees)
“Just One of Those Things” (Cole Porter)
“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” (Sondheim, Sweeney Todd)
“That Old Black Magic” (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)

For more info click here.

Walk With a Doc

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Sunday, June 9th • 10 am

Have fun and join Van Guard Medical Group for a healthy walk.

It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy good conversation. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation with a doc. 

Walk your own pace and distance, and bring a friend to this free community event!

For more information on this event, click here.

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.

New Jersey Food and Beer Festival 

Saturday, June 15th3pm -7pm

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.


Saturday, June 152pm-5pm

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.


Safe Summer For Jersey City

Monday, June 17-June 204pm-7pm

Jersey City’s Police Department is hosting a free event for the community. The event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public. There will be a ton of food, drinks and prizes. The events are all around JC so you can see when the event is in your district.

Cocktails for Cats: 15th Anniversary Party & Fundraiser for CAT

Image may contain: catWednesday, June 19th • 6-10pm

In celebration of Companion Animal Trust‘s 15 years of amazing work helping Hudson County’s feral cats, they are hosting a fundraiser event to raise money for their fantastic cause. There will be kitty-themed cocktails, silly cat videos, raffles, and more!

For information on this purr-fect event, 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:

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

Yoga Fest Jersey CitySummer Events for Families in Jersey City and HobokenSaturday, 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.



3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer FestivalSummer Events for Families in Jersey City and HobokenSaturday, June 29th • 12 PM – 4 PM

Liberty Harbor is going to the dogs Saturday, June 29th for an afternoon of dog-centric vendors, exhibitors, and service providers.

Come and celebrate all things dog related! Carnival games and giveaways will keep their tails wagging, and Zeppelin Hall Biergarten, Restaurant & Nightspot will keep your bellies full.

For more information on this furry event, visit the event page here.


2019 Statue of Liberty 5K Benefitting Special Olympics

Image may contain: one or more people, ocean, sky, text and outdoorThursday, JULY 4TH • 5 AM – 10 AM

Before the barbeques, parades, fireworks… RUN with Lady Liberty! Join the only official race around the Statue of Liberty. Registration is limited to 500 runners, so reserve your spot today.

Link for registration:

Link for more event information:




Saturday, July 13th • 11 am – 6 pm

Bastille Day remains a symbol and celebration of liberty, worldwide. So, it is only natural that Jersey City, host of Lady Liberty celebrates Bastille Day! The French American Academy is proud to be launching this event.

For more information, visit the Bastille Day website here.

Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious

Image may contain: textSaturday, July 13th • 2 pm – 4 pm

You’re invited to Kiddie Academy for Storytime LIVE! Curious George and Pinkalicious will jump off the page and visit the classroom.

This event is FREE and open to everyone — bring a friend or two. Please RSVP to Kiddie Academy’s Event Website to reserve your spot.

2019 L7’s Rock ‘n Roll BBQ

Image may contain: textSaturday, July 13th • 11 am – 6 pm

It is Lucky 7’s 8th Annual L7’s Rock ‘n Roll BBQ! The 2nd street will be shut down to make room for ice cold beer from Peerless Beverage Company, The Brooklyn Brewery can station, whiskey, bands, BBQ, cornhole, and human-size beer pong! Plenty of fun for the little ones too in their “kid zone”, including a dunking booth, pool, toys, and a bouncy house.

For more information, click here.

59th Annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival

Image may contain: ocean, sky, text, outdoor, water and natureSat. & Sun., Aug. 17th & 18th• 12 pm – 9:30 pm

JCPRHAC President Dennis Ortiz and the JCPRHAC team are thrilled to bring you the 59th Annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival!

For 2 days, this festival will bring Jersey City a carnival, delicious food options, wonderful music, local talent & entertainment, a youth Boxing Event and much more.

For more information, click here.

Every Saturday starting on May 18. 

Bring your appetite and your walking shoes as you take a behind-the-scenes-tour in historic Hoboken, New Jersey of the most authentic Italian gourmet food businesses in the United States! You’ll visit Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop, home of  “Cake Boss” , as seen on The Learning Channel.  You never know which cast member we’ll run into!  Sample some award-winning mozzarella cheese that’s made right in front of you at Lisa’s Italian Deli named best Italian deli by NJ Monthly Magazine (again!).  Try a piece of warm Italian bread, hand made and baked in a traditional coal-burning brick oven.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

No matter what the weather is, there is an event you can attend that will surely brighten your day and make the whole family happy. There is no better way of spending summer than with the ones you love and seeing the smile on everyone’s faces.

For more information on upcoming events, visit our events page.

Mother’s Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken

Mother’s Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken

In preparation for Mother’s Day Celebration, we created a list of events and activities that moms can enjoy on their own or with the whole family. Get some inspiration from these events to get fit and even bring out your inner Picasso.

For most moms, Mother’s Day can be just another hectic day spent getting the kids ready. Possibly to spend it in the park, or by taking the kids to a fun activity. Regardless of how the day goes, mom surely had something prepared, which is why we are grateful for moms since we owe them our lives (literally).

Aside from taking advantage of Mother’s Day Brunch Specials at your local restaurants, you can also gift yourself with great experiences on this special day because you deserve it! From mommy and me activities to races, and even for first-time moms, we made sure to include a little something for everyone.

Get planning because May 12th will be here before you know it!


Mother’s Day Celebration in Jersey City

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken

JCFamilies is hosting a Mother’s Day Celebration in Jersey City on May 10th at Hamilton Park. Enjoy a weekend of fun and meet other moms where you can bring the whole family! There will be entertainment, music, and several vendors at this event. There will also be arts and crafts by Luna De Papel.
For more information, visit our event link.


Mother’s Day Bouquet Day!

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken
Bloom in love by bringing out your flowering skills with a floral design session hosted by About-Designs & Hudson Paperie. Since this event is for all ages, you can enjoy and create a beautiful spring floral arrangement with the whole family.
Be sure to visit their Eventbrite page to purchase your tickets and get more information about this wonderful event.
Healthy Mama – Mind, Body & Soul

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Mamas, You Got This & Mama’s Got Mojo brings you a curated event featuring a panel stacked with experts on mom health. You will learn about nutrition, fitness, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, massage, pelvic floor health and why it is so important to put your wellness first! You will leave feeling inspired and informed on how to get stronger, lighter, healthier and happier simply by changing a few habits and dedicating a little bit of time to self-care!

For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here.

Mother’s Day Paint Night

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken


Hudson Pride Center is hosting a free Mother’s Day Paint Night where you not only enjoy painting but can also be part of honoring mothers while providing a creative and safe environment for mothers to bond and network. This free event includes art materials, music, light refreshments, fun and more!


Mother’s Day Paint and Sip at VIBGYOR Creations Art Studio

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken

Following in the footsteps of famous artist Mary Cassatt, treat yourself or gift another mom a fun-filled Mother’s Day Paint and Sip at VIBGYOR Creations Art Studio, to celebrate the special bond between mother and child. Enjoy a step by step painting session even without any previous artistic experience, you’ll be surprised at how great everyone’s art turns out.

For more information, visit the event link.


Plant Nite: Mother’s Day Wreath at Zinburger / Pearls of Wisdom in Vintage Distress Drawer

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken

If you don’t fancy a bouquet, we have another option for succulent lovers. Gifted growers will guide you step-by-step as you make a mini Zen garden, succulent arrangement, or tiny terrarium at Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar.

Purchase your ticket here! 


Xpress Your HeART with TysART

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken
TysART is also hosting a 2-hour sip and paint night at Celebrate Life Studio that moms can surely enjoy. There will be wine options, music, raffles, champagne toast, and food. For more information, visit their Eventbrite page.

2019 Mother’s Day 5K & 10K – Jersey City

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken
Celebrate motherhood or the favorite mother in your life with a Mother’s Day 5K & 10K! This virtual race where you get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself, earns you a medal and gives an opportunity to support Vitamin Angels, an organization that provides vitamins and minerals to mothers and babies that need them.
For more information, visit their Eventbrite page.

Dancing with Mom at My Gym Jersey City

Mother's Day Events in Jersey City and Hoboken

My Gym in Jersey City would like to invite you to a very special event, Dancing with Mom! There will be exciting games, activities, adventures, pizza and more fun for mom and her children. Dress your best to dance the night away with mom. Please note that there is a nominal fee for members and nonmembers.

For more information and to RSVP for this event, please visit My Gym’s website here.


We hope you have a wonderful Mother’s day, whether you are looking for events to attend yourself or to celebrate with other mothers. You are worth celebrating and you deserve to treat yourself to any of these wonderful events and more!

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!

LSC After Dark: Whiskey in Westeros 2

Thursday, June [email protected] 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Liberty Science Center is bringing back our Game of Thrones-inspired party! Take your photo on the Iron Throne, meet a real dragon, experience a Game of Thrones-themed planetarium show, and more! There will be delicious drinks, food vendors and so much more. Get tickets now for a discounted online price: $20 per person. Tickets will be $5 more at the door

For more information and tickets click here.

Light Up The Loop

Friday, June 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Ride the Hudson Bike Loop on both sides of the Hudson River

Route: Meet at Grove St. Path Station, Jersey City

Ride down Christopher Columbus to Exchange Place and then north to Weehawken – NY Waterway terminal. Jump on the ferry to 39th St. NYC. Then, ride south on the Greenway to the Brookfield Place/World Financial Center slip. Take the ferry back to Paulus Hook, JC. Approx. duration of the ride – 2 hrs. For more information click here. 

Kids’s Gelato Pop Making Class

Saturday, June 22nd @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bucket and Bay Craft Gelato Co. have a unique cooking adventure for the young food artisans in Jersey City! This is a hands-on Artisan Gelato Pop making workshop. The young chefs will get a complete immersion in their favorite subject! Your child can make different gelato pops which is the perfect summer activity.

– Kids-only / drop-off workshop
– Kids 6 -14 years of age. (Max 8 kids per class)
– 60 minutes

Bonus: Parents get a moment of peace and can enjoy our artisan coffee, home-baked pastries, and farm-to-table brunch selections while they wait!

For more information and tickets click here.

The Hutton’s JC 2nd Annual Guinness, Oyster & Music Festival

Saturday, June [email protected] 1 PM – 10:30 PM

We wish it was summer already, but mark your calendars and get ready to SHUCK IT UP, folks! The Hutton’s Jersey City 2nd Annual Guinness, Oyster & Music Festival is this weekend! There will be delicious food, drinks, amazing music, and a bouncy house again this year! Whoop Whoop!

For more information click here. 

African Cultural Arts Family Festival

Saturday, June 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The African Cultural Arts Family Festival – Saturday, June 22, 2019; 12 PM until 7 PM. A daylong event that brings together multicultural crowds to a peaceful and harmonic haven. There will be music, dance, art, a marketplace, delicious food vendors and lots of fun activities for children like a magic show, arts & crafts, face painting and much more! The admission is free.

For more information click here. 

Project Eats: 2019

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:

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

Held during the weekend of the summer solstice in celebration of International Yoga Day, local yoga studios and instructors came together in the spirit of unity and oneness along with 500 yogis and several thousand onlookers and participated in a street event. 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 a 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!