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JC DISCOUNT CLUB – PARTICIPANTS

All the deals/discounts are ONLY valid with proof of JCFamilies Discount Club Membership only.

ACTIVITIES AND CLASSES

– JERSEY CITY BALLROOM – 10% off group classes for adults
5 hour cancellation policy for group class reservations. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Discount can be used for group class packages or drop-in classes only, not monthly memberships.
www.jerseycityballroom.com 
189 Brunswick St, 3rd FL, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-969-6260

– ZANIAC LEARNING – 10% off any after-school course or camp purchase
Discount may not be combined and for new customers only.
www.zaniaclearning.com/jerseycity
125 First Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-360-2450

– VIBGYOR CREATIONS – 5% discount for all new students
Discounts are non transferable.
www.vibgyorcreations.com
121 River Drive, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: 201-222-9200

– FASTRACK LANGUAGES
Gymnastics classes for children ages 2 to 7. 8 sessions for $180
Language Development (drop off program) 8 sessions $180
Mommy and Me Gymnastics 8 sessions $120
Mommy and Me – Italian Immersion 8 sessions $120
Spanish Immersion- ages 3- 6 / 8 sessions $120
Spanish Immersion – Adults / 8 sessions $120
There are not make up classes for promotional packages.
https://www.facebook.com/FTLJC/
78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 718-825-6598

– PRESCHOOL OF ROCK – $10 off Classes
Discount may not be used in conjunction with other offers or online coupon code.
preschoolofrock.com
Various locations

– MY GYM – $25 off Lifetime Membership
Www.mygym.com/jerseycity
252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-205-1218

– JC TAEKWONDO ACADEMY – $799 for a 1 year taekwondo membership with uniform and registration included or $79 a month for one year with 50% off a uniform and registration.
New members only. No refunds.
www.jctkd.com
150 Newark Avenue, Jersey City,NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-333-1006

– BRICKS 4 KIDZ JERSEY CITY – 10% discount on Homeschool, birthday parties and/or events.
https://www.bricks4kidz.com/newjersey-jerseycity/
Cannot be used towards afterschool program held at schools

– KUMON – $25 off the registration
www.kumon.com
317 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-850-7868

BAKERIES, RESTAURANTS/FOOD

– THE BELGIAN PLATE BY WAFFLE IT & CO. – 10% off all food orders
facebook.com/waffleitandco
Harborside Atrium- 150 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201- 788-7613

– RUSTIQUE PIZZA – 10% in orders of minimum $10
rustiquepizza.com
611 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-222-6886

– WHOS GLUTEN FREE – 15% discount on food items only – bakery items and beverages not included.
WHOSGlutenFree.com
80 Mallory Ave , Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-654-1266

– JERSEY CITY FISH STAND – 10% off your purchase at Jersey City Fish Stand
Not valid for online platters
thefishstand.com
508 Jersey Avenue , Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 908-420-4140

-BUCKET AND BAY – 10% off Gelato Cups & Cones
150 Bay Street location only
www.bucketandbay.com
150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-503-5588

– THE BIG STRAW – Purchase a drink and add 1 order of any filling for free
Claim one free filling per visit with use of valid proof of membership.
Lovethebigstraw.com
276 1st street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 646-269-7216

JCFamilies Discount Club 2018

“A Network of Local Businesses Providing Exclusive Discounts for Jersey City Families”  Learn more below and sign up today!”

– TO THE LOCAL BUSINESSES:

We are creating this club for JCFamilies members so that they can more fully participate in all the wonderful things that Jersey City has to offer, but at a discounted price. As a business owner, it is free to participate, we just ask that you provide an exclusive discount of your products or services to JCFamilies Discount Club members in Jersey City.

How it works: Local families will purchase a JCFamilies Discount Club card at a nominal fee and it will be valid for 12 months. Participating local businesses will provide an exclusive discount to JCFamilies Club members (a discount not offered elsewhere) when members present their card to purchase your product or service. The network of local businesses participating include local bakeries, restaurants, activity centers, fitness centers, etc.

Business Benefits:

Increased visibility:
– JCFamilies will promote the JCFamilies Discount Club and the network of participating local businesses on our website, at events, in our newsletter, and on social media
– Participating local businesses will be listed in the JCFamilies Discount Club directory
– Connection to more than 25,000 families through all of JCFamilies outreach avenues
– Businesses will receive a colorful and branded window decal so that you are easily identified as a participating business

Participation is free, you just need to submit a form. Click HERE to  enroll your business or please write to info@jcfamilies to learn more and we can help your business to  sign up!

We hope you will consider joining the network of local businesses participating in the JCFamilies Discount Club.
JCFamilies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we are committed to connecting local families to the resources, activities, products, and services they need.  The JCFamilies Discount Club is a way for us to continue to do that and also to raise funds to cover part of our operating costs.

 – TO JCFAMILIES MEMBERS: Fees for Discount Card $30

All the deals/discounts are ONLY valid with proof of JCFamilies Discount Club Membership only. The Discount Club Membership Card will be available to purchase at all upcoming JCFamilies events for $30 and it will be valid from April 2018 to May 2019.

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

– ACTIVITIES AND CLASSES –

-JERSEY CITY BALLROOM
10% off group classes for adults
5 hour cancellation policy for group class reservations. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Discount can be used for group class packages or drop-in classes only, not monthly memberships.
www.jerseycityballroom.com 
189 Brunswick St, 3rd FL, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-969-6260

-ZANIAC LEARNING
10% off any after-school course or camp purchase
Discount may not be combined and for new customers only.
www.zaniaclearning.com/jerseycity
125 First Street, Jersey City, NJ, 073
02 – Phone: 201-360-2450

-VIBGYOR CREATIONS
5% discount for all new students
Discounts are non transferable. 
www.vibgyorcreations.com
121 River Drive, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: 201-222-9200

-FASTRACK LANGUAGES
Gymnastics classes for children ages 2 to 7. 8 sessions for $180
Language Development (drop off program) 8 sessions $180
Mommy and Me Gymnastics 8 sessions $120
Mommy and Me – Italian Immersion 8 sessions $120
Spanish Immersion- ages 3- 6 / 8 sessions $120
Spanish Immersion – Adults / 8 sessions $120
There are not make up classes for promotional packages.
https://www.facebook.com/FTLJC/
78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 718-825-6598

– PRESCHOOL OF ROCK
$10 off Classes

Discount may not be used in conjunction with other offers or online coupon code.
preschoolofrock.com
Various locations

– MY GYM
$25 off Lifetime Membership

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

– JC TAEKWONDO ACADEMY
$799 for a 1 year taekwondo membership with uniform and registration included or $79 a month for one year with 50% off a uniform and registration.
New members only. No refunds.
www.jctkd.com
150 Newark Avenue, Jersey City,NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-333-1006

– BRICKS 4 KIDZ JERSEY CITY
10% discount on Homeschool, birthday parties and/or events.
Cannot be used towards afterschool program held at schools
Phone: 917-309-8585

– KUMON
$25 off the registration
www.kumon.com
317 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-850-7868

– PUPPETONIA LLC
$3 off full price of a ticket and $10 off a 10 class package which is already discounted.
www.puppetonia.com
510 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: 201-805-1739

– RETAIL –

– JERSEY CITY FISH STAND<
10% off your purchase at Jersey City Fish Stand
Not valid for online platters
thefishstand.com
508 Jersey Avenue , Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 908-420-4140

HAZEL BABY & KIDS
5% off of entire purchase and free gift wrapping
Not to be combined with any other offers. In-store only.
www.hazelbaby.com
199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-369-1999

-BAKERIES, RESTAURANTS/FOOD-

– THE BELGIAN PLATE BY WAFFLE IT & CO. –
10% off all food orders
facebook.com/waffleitandco
Harborside Atrium- 150 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201- 788-7613

– RUSTIQUE PIZZA
10% in orders of minimum $10
rustiquepizza.com
611 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-222-6886

– WHOS GLUTEN FREE
15% discount on food items only – bakery items and beverages not included.
WHOSGlutenFree.com
80 Mallory Ave , Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-654-1266

-BUCKET AND BAY –
10% off Gelato Cups & Cones
150 Bay Street location only
www.bucketandbay.com
150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-503-5588

– THE BIG STRAW
Purchase a drink and add 1 order of any filling for free
Claim one free filling per visit with use of valid proof of membership.
Lovethebigstraw.com
276 1st street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 646-269-7216

– PIZZA VITA
Two for one pizza on Tuesday night only. Dine in or take out. 
Dine in or take out only. Delivery not applicable.
PIZZAVITANJ.COM

435 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone:201- 499-5459

– HEALTH, BEAUTY AND FITNESS –

10%discount on massages
Massage is for women only. They can be prenatal, postpartum or Swedish. All massages are by appointment only.
www.lauralacey.com
212 1/2 7th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone: (201) 927-0648

 – PHOTOGRAPHY –

25 free announcement cards with stand alone newborn session, 2 8.10 prints with family mini session or cake smash
Not redeemable for cash or applicable to packages
Phone: 203-253- 1996

Fun Classes and activities for kids of all ages in Jersey City and Hoboken

Fun Classes and activities for kids of all ages in Jersey City and Hoboken

Is your child an aspiring scientist? Musician? The next Leo Messi? Whether your child is a few months old or a teenager, Jersey City and Hoboken offer a diverse array of classes to suit all interests. You will find classes for music, swimming, soccer, tennis, lego, STEM, art, dance, kickboxing and more. If you have a baby who is not in day care, you might enjoy some mid-week morning music classes. Maybe you’re looking for an after school or evening class for your 7 year old. Maybe the weekend is the best time for you and your child to take swim lessons. We’ve got the round-up of all the local classes on offer.

Super Duper Tennis in Hoboken & Jersey City

www.superdupertennis.com

Super Duper Tennis teaches using methods developed and supported by USTA’s new 10andUnder tennis program – smaller courts, shorter racquets and balls that bounce lower.

Spring registration now available for your Tiny Aces (3-4 yrs), Little Aces (5-6 yrs) & Big Aces (7-8 yrs) * Sibling discount also available upon request

Two Convenient Locations

*Hoboken – HOPES Rue Gym at 301 Garden Street

*Jersey City – Grace Church Parish Hall Gym at 39 Erie Street

Leo Mihalkovitz – NJ Regional Manager / Coach

1.877.452.2009 / [email protected]

Preschool of Rock

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Preschool of Rock has redefined children’s music by combining entertainment and education through exhilarating performance.

They offer classes, shows, preschool enrichments and birthday parties throughout New Jersey and New York. They provide the hippest music education for young children, inspiring creativity, confidence, and freedom of expression. Visit us today at w​ww.preschoolofrock.com.​

Jersey City Class Details

Mondays @ 9:30am and 10:30am Three Little Birds

16 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Garden Street School for the Performing Arts

www.gardenstreetmusic.com

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

First Class is FREE. Call or email us today!

1018 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030

[email protected], PH. 201-683-9100

CKO Kickboxing

Get your Kids involved in the fitness revolution that is CKO KICKBOXING!

Staying active is an essential component of living a healthy life for adults and kids alike.  CKO Kickboxing offers an after school kids program designed to promote self confidence, physical activity in a fun and relaxed environment.  Learning the basic kicks and punches combined with obstacles and exciting activities helps get your kids of the coach and stay active!

150 Bay Street (entrance on Provost Street)

Jersey City, NJ 07302, PH (201) 360-3072

http://www.ckojerseycity.com/

JC Taekwondo & Kickboxing Academy

http://jctkd.com/

150 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302

201-333-1006 Email: [email protected]

Students will learn confidence, discipline and self-control as they explore how to act and react to the world around them. Our students are treated with respect and taught how to return that respect to others around them.

Visit our website for additional information or contact us today      

Sylvan Learning Center

http://cities.sylvanlearning.com/us/new-jersey

The Sylvan Learning Center is located in Jersey City and assists in tutoring needs for school aged children in a variety of subjects. The mission of Sylvan’s learning center is for students to succeed  while being engaged in a dynamic learning environment. They offer programs such as math tutoring, reading tutors, and writing tutors as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TennisApproach

TennisApproach will be offering Tennis for all ages for the Spring into Summer program on Saturdays.

TennisApproach is the number one provider of 10 and Under Tennis in the Jersey City area, servicing hundreds of kids per year, since 2010 . TennisApproach provides a fun , professional environment , developing kids and providing a pathway for their success.

Our Saturday Tennis program for all ages, will start April 4th at the Boys and Girls Club in Paulus Hook.  When:    April 4th – June 6th no class May 30th.

Where:  Boys and Girls Club at 225 Morris Blvd Jersey City 07302         

* Note the schedule of the time of the class might change based on the amount of students that sign up per hour.  For example if I need more students for the 10-11am hour, I could open that to more adults if needed.

Registration is at www.tennisapproach.net

*All equipment is provided.  All students please have non-marking sole sneakers.

Register now :[email protected], Tel: 201 344 7824


Fun Classes and activities for kids of all ages in Jersey City and Hoboken                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Next Step Broadway

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

http://www.nextstepbroadway.com

233 9th St. Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 706-3025

E-mail: [email protected]                                                                                                           

Every Little Movement                                                      

Classical Performing Arts school teaching dance and theater! Classes include creative movement, modern dance, jazz dance, tap dance, flamenco, Indian Dance-Odissi, storytelling and theater!

http://www.everylittlemovement.com/

300 Bloomfield St. Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 1-917-945-4064

E-mail: [email protected]     

                                                                                                                                                                             International Taekwando Academy

Tae Kwan-do Classes! Unlimited Fitness Classes – Yoga, Zumba, Cardio, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, TRX Training and more

www.internationaltkdacademy.com

523 Palisade Ave.Jersey City, NJ 07307

Phone: (201) 356-9918

E-mail: info@internationaltkdacademy                                                                                                                                          

 Kid’z Musik

Children play with fun props and instruments from around the world as well as interact with some of their favorite childhood characters.

http://www.kidzmusik.com/

260 Grand Ave.

Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: (201) 503-9479

 Hudson Vibe

High energy Zumba based music and movement classes for kids.

http://hudsonvibe.com/

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 981-4474

E-mail: [email protected]                                                                                                                                          

 Music For Aardvarks

As seen on Nick Jr. – Classes that incorporate singing, dancing, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more!

http://hobokenaardvarks.com/

Various Locations throughout Hoboken and Jersey City

Phone: (917) 400-4524

E-mail: [email protected]

The Performing Arts Workshop

My Gym Hoboken

Weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more to help children develop physically, mentally and emotionally!

http://www.mygym.com/hoboken

720 Monroe Street, Suite E-312

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 758-8390

E-mail: [email protected]

Work It Out Gymnastics

Children can learn to tumble using spring floors, balance beams, cartwheel mats, barrels, cheese mats, parachutes and more! Dance training also available focusing on flexibility, balance and choreography!

http://workitoutgymnastics.com

603 Willow Ave. & 5 Marine View Place

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 222-0802

E-mail: [email protected]

                                                                                                                                                                 Urban Arts

Providing a creative and nurturing environment where children use visual arts for self-expression!

http://www.urbanartsnj.com/home

720 Monroe Street, Suite E-204 & E-206

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 222-5400, E-mail: [email protected]                                                                                                                                                       
Romparoo

Great for transitioning to pre-school! Rotate through lots of awesome activities in our clean, colorful, padded and squishy playroom!

http://www.romparoo.com/

537 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 653-3232, E-mail: [email protected]@romparoo.com        

                                                                                                                                                        Alpha Minds                                                            

Foster your child’s confidence and love of learning with AlphaMinds Academy, an after school enrichment program where students can explore their academic interests and grow their minds in a fun, creative atmosphere! Classes offered; Art History, Chess, Logic& Math, Essay Writing,Science, Languages, Programming, andclasses for Pre-Schoolers.

AlphaMinds Academy serves children ages 3-12. Programs available after school and on Saturdays.

http://www.alphamindsacademy.com/

The Hudson School

601 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 0703

Boys and Girls Club

18 Park Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 844-8535, E-mail: [email protected]       

                                                                  Fun Classes and activities for kids of all ages in Jersey City and HobokenMegan Avery Designs                                                                                                        

http://www.maverydesigns.com

720 Monroe Street Suite E306 Third Floor

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Studio Phone: 201-876-1198

If you’re looking to learn how to Sew, Craft or just plain learn how to make cool stuff, check out our current kids class offerings!

After School & Weekend Sewing, Home School Program, Fashion Design and Portfolio Class and Private Lessons. Register and reserve your spot today, drop ins welcome.                                                                                                                                                                     

Cobra Fencing Club                                                               

The Lackawanna Warehouse

629 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

201-882-2879, [email protected]

http://WWW.COBRAFENCING.COM

Cobra Fencing will train your child in the fundamentals of the exhilarating sport of fencing in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Fencing increases discipline, focus and concentration. Additionally, students will learn precision, grace and efficiency in preparation for successful competitive fencing. Led by Fencing Master, Olympian and National Champion Steve Kaplan, young athletes build strength, coordination and reflexes. Visit our website for Class Schedules and additional information.                                                                                                                                                   

Sky Club Fitness

www.skyclubfitnessandspa.com

 125 Marshall Street 7th floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030

phone: 201.222.2582, Email: [email protected]

Sky Club offers a wide variety of programs that take place in our amazing rooftop, Olympic size pool. We feature private and group swim lessons for all ages, Aquatic Fitness Classes & Baby and Me pool time from 6- 35 months. Contact us today for class schedules and fees.                                                                                                                                        Gymboree Play & Music

At Gymboree Play & Music, you and your child will build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships. Gymboree programs are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. Our classes also help you learn about your child — how to participate in and encourage his or her development — while enjoying the simple pleasure of playing together.

Gymboree Play & Music of Jersey City

www.gymboreeclass.com

175 Newark Ave, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(p) 201.918.6988

Speech and Language Therapy

www.speechquestjcny.com

Speech Quest provides speech and language therapy at the client’s home or school. Specialties include: Upper level PROMPT articulation therapy and reading therapy using the Wilson Reading System.

Contact us to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you JC!

Jersey City, NJ

phone: 347-423-7631, E-mail: [email protected]

The Performing Arts Workshop

www.performingartsworkshop-nj.com

At The Performing Arts Workshop we engage students of all ages to develop creative expression and increased self-confidence. We offer distinctly different programs for children from ages 2-18. Our mission is to create an environment where all students can thrive, promoting the values of discipline and determination that are essential to achieving success in any endeavor. Classes include Tumble Tots, Song & Dance, Pre-Ballet, Ballet/Tap, Classical Ballet, Jazz/Tap, Hip Hop & Breaking, Musical Theatre and numerous Acting Classes for children and teens. Please visit our website for class schedule and to register online!

196 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ

201-424-3075

Director- Jamie Gong: [email protected]

  Family Fitness Karate & Kickboxing

http://ffmanj.com/

When you want to give your child a fun, healthy activity, you don’t need to look any further than Family Fitness Karate & Kickboxing! Your kids will get a workout like no other, and they learn a whole slew of important life skills, making it the best activity your child can do! Thanks to our small class sizes, your child will get plenty of individual attention from our top-notch instructors. Register for the action-packed Martial Arts classes for kids at Family Fitness Karate & Kickboxing, and you’ll see your child’s inner champion shine! Our kids Karate classes promote dozens of positive changes in kids, from helping them to live a healthier lifestyle and develop a flawless character, to helping them live life with unstoppable self-confidence! Our kids classes include Little Ninjas (for kids 3-7 years old), Fearless Warriors (for kids 7-12 years old), and Young Achievers (for teens 13-17 years old).

Beginner After School Martial Arts Classes Now Enrolling! Worry no more your child can enjoy a fun, safe, structured, top-quality Jersey City After School program Family Fitness MMA! At our Jersey City After School Martial Arts Success Academy your child will get into great shape physically and learn valuable self-defense skills. But that’s just the beginning. Did we mention we offer Pick Up Service too? Contact us NOW for more information!

[email protected]

419 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307

PHONE: 201-222-8996  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Absolute Tutor

http://www.absolute-tutor.com

Learning is personal again!

Proudly serving Jersey City, ABsolute Tutor specializes in providing personalized one-on-one tutoring in all subject and skill levels from Pre-K to 12th Grade, including SAT prep. We also specialize in personalized one-on-one tutoring for ESL and TOEFL, for all ages, as well as elementary- to high school-level subjects to students with special needs, learning disabilities or developmental disabilities, of any age.

ABsolute Tutoring is all about personalized one-on-one tutoring, and will never follow a one-structure-fits-all system like large national tutoring chains do. We get to the heart of learning, and personalize the meaning and instruction of the subject at hand. With all the distraction in today’s hyper-technological world, face-to-face interaction through mentoring, tutoring, and coaching is exactly what students need most. We endeavor to make learning personal again. We empathize with a student’s learning needs, and we aim to communicate the love and passion that we ourselves have for learning. We are understanding and affirming, humble, patient and trustworthy. Here at ABsolute Tutor, we are dedicated to providing personalized one-on-one tutoring to help the student improve, succeed, and advance.

https://www.facebook.com/absolutetutorbayonne

201-429-5865,  [email protected]

                                                                                                                                                                

 

Exchange Physical Therapy Group Team Up with Liberty Humane Society

Exchange Physical Therapy Group & Jaclyn Fulop Team Up with Liberty Humane Society to Help Launch Jersey City’s First Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director

March 15, 2018 Liberty Humane Society (201) 547-4147×1006

e: [email protected]

Local Small Business Hosting Community Fundraiser on March 21st; New Program to Provide Residents with $10 Spay/Neuter Service

JERSEY CITY – If you visit any urban animal shelter you will find they share a similar story – the dogs are predominantly pit bulls and other big breeds, some of the hardest to find new homes.  Cities are also home to hundreds of outdoor, or feral, cats which often live in colonies.

The outcome for these animals is bleak:  they are the most at risk of entering the shelter system and the least likely to be adopted.  In Hudson County, where 16 percent of households live below the poverty line, many residents simply cannot afford to spay or neuter their animals and there currently is no low-cost spay/neuter clinic to assist these families.

Recognizing this need in the community, local small business owners Jaclyn Fulop and Drew Nussbaum, owners of Exchange Physical Therapy Group in Jersey City and Weehawken, teamed up with the non-profit Liberty Humane Society to find a solution and help establish the first low-cost spay and neuter program in Jersey City.

“When we learned about this situation and that a solution was within reach, we immediately knew we had to help,” said Jaclyn Fulop, co-owner of Exchange Physical Therapy Group.  “We have seen the benefits an animal can have, through our therapy dog Chloe, and want to make sure all of Jersey City’s dogs and cats have an opportunity at a good life.  That’s what this program will provide.”

To help Liberty Humane Society reach its fundraising goal, Exchange Physical Therapy Group is hosting a fundraiser next week.  The initial goal is to raise enough funds for the first year of the program, approximately $25,000, but to also create an ongoing donor base for subsequent years. The public is invited to attend and tickets can be purchased for $15 online at: www.exchangephysicaltherapygroup.com.

Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018 / 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Corgi Spirits, 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City

Cost: $25 per person / sponsorship opportunities available starting at $500

“We are thrilled to have the support of Exchange Physical Therapy Group and Jaclyn Fulop for this new life-saving spay/neuter program,” said Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director of Liberty Humane Society. “The lack of affordable spay/neuter surgery in Hudson County has contributed to thousands of accidental litters and unwanted pets entering our shelter system. Making this life-saving procedure both affordable and accessible to pet owners in need is a momentous step towards creating a safer, more humane reality for Jersey City’s pets. We are so grateful for Exchange Physical Therapy Group and Jaclyn’s help in expanding these essential services.”

For the first year of the program, Liberty Humane Society would be partnering with People For Animals (PFA) in Hillside to bring their mobile spay/neuter RV to the shelter in Jersey City to provide these public services, approximately twice per month (depending on public demand and PFA availability).

Due to capacity and resources, the program is designed initially for large dogs (40+ pounds) and outdoor cats in colonies of 10 or fewer whose owners/caretakers reside in the contracted service areas of Jersey City and Hoboken.  Eligible pet owners would pay $10 to spay or neuter their dog or cat.

“We are really excited to work with Liberty Humane Society on this project as we know that it can make an important and lasting impact not only for the animals, but the pet owners as well,” said Jaclyn Fulop.  “The community response so far has been tremendous and we look forward to seeing everyone next week and truly appreciate all of the support.”

About Exchange Physical Therapy Group

Exchange Physical Therapy Group is the premier outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic with two locations at the transit terminals in Exchange Place in Jersey City and Weehawken, NJ.  Our team provides one-on-one, personalized treatment plans to our patients with a team-oriented approach.  Our physical therapists have unparalleled experience with subspecialties in post-surgical rehab, sport specific rehabilitation, pediatric therapy and women’s health. We strive to enhance all of our patients’ quality of life.

About Liberty Humane Society

Liberty Humane Society (LHS) is the only non-profit animal shelter and control facility in Hudson County, NJ. LHS believes that every shelter pet deserves a second chance at finding a loving home. With the help of hundreds of active volunteers, LHS staff is dedicated to facilitating the best possible outcomes for the animals in residence at the shelter, and to increasing the availability of preventative public services for the community as a whole. The Wellness Clinic provides low-cost health care to help keep local pets in their homes, and LHS adoption counselors place more than one thousand animals in homes each year.

For more information, please contact Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director, Liberty Humane Society at (201) 547-4147×1006 or [email protected]

 

Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City

Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City: Including classes and Spring Camps

As we get closer and closer to spring break we all are thinking about fun activities to do with our families during the time off, we have put together a list of places to visit and enjoy! 

It’s been a long winter and we are all itching to get outside! Spring Break is coming up and I’m sure you want to get out of the house as much as the kids do. Outdoor activities would be great but, with the crazy weather we’ve been having, it’s good to have options for outdoor and indoor activities to keep the kids busy this Spring Break. Please check our list of Spring Break Camps & Classes In Jersey City.

Several local establishments are offering Spring Break Camps for kids to stay busy even when they aren’t in school! Check out some cool options for Things to do in Spring Break with Kids 

Spring Break Camps:

Zaniac

https://www.zaniaclearning.com/jerseycity/programs/camp/
125 First Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 360-2450

Spring Break Camps Now Enrolling! Go on a STEAM Quest with Us!
Superheroes & Galactic Missions!
March 28-30 and April 2-6
Mon. – Fri. 11pm – 7pm
Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Birthday Parties 4-6 pm)
Closed Sunday (Except for Birthday Parties)
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Key Element Learning

http://www.keyelementlearning.com/spring-camp-2018/
338 Grove Street,  Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone:(201) 200-1160

Spring is here! join our “Spring Camp” for structured play, story time, art projects & fun!“SpringCamp” will let your kids both celebrate the spring season with  friends and get well tuned for the Summer!

Kids 2 to 6 Years old, from March 29th to April 12th

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Classes and Indoor Activities

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.

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HudsonPLAY is a unique family playspace with activities to engage at every age. It definitely kids’  favorite indoor place in Jersey City, With a focus on interactive entertainment and fitness, HudsonPLAY is designed for serious fun with dynamic play areas for toddlers, state-of-the-art activities for preschoolers and a challenging Ninja Warrior Course for everyone else! Come and rediscover the excitement of PLAY.

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No matter how the weather is, Liberty Science Center  is the best indoor place for kids in Jersey City.If you are in the Jersey City area, one of the best indoor playlands is Liberty Science Center! It is the perfect spot for rainy days, snowy days and pretty much any day that you don’t feel like playing outside. There are changing exhibits for kids of all ages and permanent fixtures that kids love. Experience. Tickets will cost you $19.75/Adult over 13 years of age and $14.75/Child ages 2 – 12 for general admission. Luckily, they offer great membership rates. A “Basic Family” membership will cost $140 and includes two adults and up to four kids under 18 years of age.

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Head over to the New York Hall of Science in NYC to check out their Science Playground.

Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight and simple machines, as well as sun, wind and water. Designed for children of all ages, Science Playground exhibits include a giant lever, Archimedes screw and water play area, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes and metal drums. The Science Playground is $5 per person, plus general NYSCI admission. The Science Playground is free for NYSCI Premium and Family Explorer Members. The last ticket is sold one hour before NYSCI general closing time.

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Get Outside

If you need to just get outside, there are too many options to list. In our area, Liberty State Park is probably the first option that will come to mind. The large park offers many options to families seeking some outdoor activity. There is a large playground that the little ones love. There are pathways for biking, skating and running. As the Interpretive Center is still closed, check out the Richard J. Sullivan Natural Area, which is adjacent to the center and boasts 36 acres of natural area. You can take a self-guided nature path to observe this local wildlife habitat.

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If you want some place a little bigger to explore, try Watchung Reservation. Only about 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City, this 2,000-acre natural area offers playgrounds, more than 13 hiking trails, Surprise Lake, the Deserted Village of Feltvile/Glenside Park and much more! Take the kids to the Trailside Nature and Science Center which offers 4,500 square feet of interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits and much more.

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Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City

Branch Brook Park is located in Newark and is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Jersey City. The 360 acre park will begin its 2017 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival. The fun begins on April 10 and runs through April 22.  Come on an off day and take a historic cell phone tour of the park!

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Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City

If you haven’t checked out The Bronx Zoo, this is the time, before summer crowds make it hard to park and harder to see exhibits. There is a lot of outdoor walking, so dress appropriately. There are so many things to see and do at the Bronx Zoo including World of Birds, the Sea Lion Pool, the Congo Gorilla Forest and so much more! Rates for tickets are $24.95 for adults 13 and up, $17.95 for children 3 – 12 and kids under 2 are free. Click here for tickets.

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Newport Skates rink is located right on the Hudson River, it’s the perfect vantage point for some major NYC skyline ogling (and an amazing backdrop for family photos). Since this rink is small and quaint the kids can skate on their own and you can still keep track of them. Plus it’s open for public skating every day (as long as the ice stays frozen), including holidays. Just remember: This is an outdoor rink, so bundle up before heading out.  Admission is $7 per person and $6 for skate rental. Click here for more info: newportskates.com

For more Places to Play Indoors in Jersey City and Hoboken, click here http://jcfamilies.com/indoor-places-for-kids-in-jersey-city

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey City

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey City: Things to do in Jersey City

There are so many fun things on tap for Spring!
To kick off JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey City, join us for the Great Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park on March 24th. This is the perfect event to get the family out of the house and allow the kids to burn off some of the energy they’ve been storing up all winter. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be a bunny meet and greet, numerous kids activities, music and dance performances. Check the website for details and be sure to RSVP if your kids are joining the egg hunt (BYO Easter basket). JCFamilies Spring & Summer Events include numerous festivals and fairs. Mark your calendars for the popular Spring Festival taking place on Saturday, April 14th. This is a fun indoor community event with lots of entertainment and activities for the whole family. You won’t want to miss the Mother’s Day event on Friday, May 11th. This was the first event JCFamilies ever hosted, and it’s always well attended. It’s a family event, but with a  few pampering things on offer for mom.  For new and expecting parents, be sure to RSVP for the Baby Fair taking place on April 14th. If you’re in the market for a summer camp for your kids, don’t miss the Summer Camp Fair on Saturday, April 28th. One of the most fun events of the year is the JC Kid’s Run happening on Saturday, June 2nd.  This event will sell out, so please RSVP.
With so many fun JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey City, make sure to mark your calendars and RSVP!  We hope to see you.

Great Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park, Jersey City

March 31st @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
http://jcfamilies.com/event/easter-egg-hunt-jersey-city/ 


Be sure to RSVP for the annual Great Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park on March 24th!If your child wants to participate in the egg hunt, be sure to check the schedule of events as there will be different time slots for different age groups. The younger kids can be accompanied by parents, and older kids will have the opportunity to search for eggs on their own. This surely is the most favourite Easter Egg Hunt in Jersey City. Since it was a huge success last year and we received lots of positive feedback from families.There is also a time slot for kids with special needs.  Be sure to check the schedule and RSVP to join in on the fun!

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Spring Festival, Jersey City

April 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
http://jcfamilies.com/event/spring-festival-in-jersey-city-nj/

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey CityJoin us for the Annual JCFamilies’ Spring Festival in Jersey City, NJ on Saturday, April 14th. For the 2nd year in a row, this event will take place inside the beautiful and light-filled Harborside Atrium, close to the PATH train and Light Rail stops.

While most of the Spring Festival is free to attend, this family event will feature activities that are both free and cost a nominal fee. Activities include spring-related arts and crafts, entertainment for kids and a kid’s train. This is a wonderful way to welcome Spring to Jersey City.

Free activities will include music, dance and puppet show.

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 JC Baby Fair’18, Jersey City

April 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
http://jcfamilies.com/event/baby-fair-in-jersey-city-for-expecting-and-new-parents/

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey CitySupported by : Harborside, Carepoint, JCFamilies & Downtown Pharmacy

The journey to motherhood begins the moment one starts planning for a family. While it can be rewarding and fulfilling, it comes with some challenges too. We want to make this journey easier for you by bringing important information and resources at your doorstep. Whether you are thinking of having a baby, expecting, or a new mom, JC Baby Fair’18 is just the event for you. Here is what we have planned for you:

  • Breastfeeding Consultation:Breast Feeding can be difficult for some in those early days. Our experts can give you some great tips.
  • Product Samples: The market is flooded with baby products. Product samples can help you choose the right one for your children.
  • Raffle Prizes & Giveaways: There is always a long list of “must buys” for families. We have some essentials that would make any family happy.
  • Massage for Parents: Happy Family, Happy Baby! Pamper yourself with that much needed massage for those busy days.

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The Fun is Coming With the Sun,  Jersey City (Free Event)  

April 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
http://jcfamilies.com/event/the-fun-is-coming-with-the-sun-in-jersey-city/

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey CityPut 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 28, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the City Hall Plaza, Jersey City.

Here is what to look out for:

– Be blown away with our Bubble Show for kids

– Get ready to rock and roll with Pre School of Rock. They have the music and the moves!

– Put your creative hats on with Arts & Craft activities during JCFamilies Summer Camp Fair’18 happening at the same venue.RSVP now…..

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JCFamilies School Summer Camp & Daycare Fair 2018

April 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
http://jcfamilies.com/event/summer-camp-fair-in-jersey-city/

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey City

Only fair in Jersey City where you can get information about & speak to the representatives of major Schools, Day Cares, Summer Camps & Activity Centers in & around Jersey City & Hoboken.

JC Summer Camp Directory 2018: JCFamilies has the most trusted directory of summers camps serving Jersey City, Hoboken and the surrounding areas.  We have assembled a list of the best options for children of all ages, abilities and interests.

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Mother’s Day Celebration, Jersey City

May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
http://jcfamilies.com/event/mothers-day-celebration-in-jersey-city/

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey CityMother’s Day Celebration in Jersey City Roll out the red carpet and make mom feel like a Queen this Mother’s day! JCFamilies is throwing a fun celebration for its moms on Friday, May 11th, 4.00-7.00pm at Hamilton Park in Jersey City. While moms get pampered with a free massage, families can enjoy the beautiful outdoors with entertainment for all. Event details coming soon…..

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JC Kids Run 2018, Jersey City

June 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
http://jcfamilies.com/event/jc-kids-run-2018-kids-run-in-jersey-city/

JCFamilies Spring and Summer Events for families in Jersey CityJC Kids Run 2018 : Kid’s Run In Jersey CityThe Kids Run is back for the 4th year of JC Kids Run 2018 : Kid’s Run In Jersey City 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!In addition to the kids run, there are a wide variety of activities for children of all ages.  This event takes places at Exchange Place, along the Hudson River, with views of the Manhattan skyline.JC Kids Run 2018 : Kid’s Run In Jersey City: Calling all KIDS from 1 to 10 years for The JC Kids Run 2018!!!Saturday June 2nd 2018

 

Parenting in Public – Trying to leave

Parenting in Public – Trying to leave by Sara Zaidi, A child therapist

It’s always a struggle getting kids to leave when they are having fun. They aren’t bound by time constraints like adults and this can result in a battle.

  • Saying the right thing when you’re ready to leave

Before we arrive wherever it is that we are going, I remind the children what time we have to leave i.e. after lunch or before nap etc. Once that time comes, I walk over to them, ask them what they are doing and then say, “it looks like you’re having fun, play for a little bit longer and then start wrapping up when you’re ready, we just have a few more minutes left.” They are more likely to listen when I walk over to them and they know that I understand how involved they are, as opposed to yelling it across from a room when they will either choose to ignore me or yell back, saying that they don’t want to leave yet. Allowing them to “wrap up when they are ready” gives them some sense of control and they are less likely to protest when its time to leave. I also remind them of what we have planned next so they have something to look forward to.

  • Time warnings

Next, I give them three time warnings – at ten minutes, five minutes and two minutes. At one minute I begin packing our things, putting on my coat etc. At the five minute mark I ask them to begin finishing up whatever it is that they are doing. It’s essential to allow children to complete whatever task they are in the middle before asking them to leave. It’s difficult for them to disengage because they don’t have the same sense of time and responsibility that we do.

  • Incorporating clean up in their play

If the children are having a hard time putting things away or disengaging, I incorporate the departure in their play. For example, if one is playing with trucks or cars, I tell him to park them in the right spot for the night so they can also rest. Sometimes they don’t want another child touching their things, so I ask them to give it to the teacher to hold it for them or put it on a higher shelf until next time. (It’s easier to do this than to get in to an argument over why it’s okay for other children to play with it– that’s a discussion for another time).

  • Modeling behavior

I ask them to thank the hosts, give a hug and say goodbye. If they are reluctant I model behavior for them and we have the “how-to-be-polite” discussion on our way home! The travails of parenthood!

 

Sara Zaidi is a child therapist and the creator of Building Healthy Minds and Happy Families. With advanced degrees in psychology and mental health and over ten years of clinical experience, Sara helps parents navigate through the challenging early stages of their children’s lives by explaining the cognitive, emotional and social development of children from a neurological and behavioral perspective. Read her parenting blog at www.sara-zaidi.com/parenting-blog and visit www.sara-zaidi.com to learn more about her work.

 

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

Easter is the perfect springboard into warmer weather and family friendly activities.  Whether you’re looking to go on a proper Easter egg hunt, partake in some Easter crafts, get a picture with the big bunny himself, or attend the Easter Parade in NYC, we’ve got the lowdown on all the local Easter festivities coming your way.

Every year kids of all ages look forward with great anticipation for the Easter event in and around Jersey City. As Peter Cottontail, the rabbit is busy hiding all the Easter eggs, kids are equally busy preparing their Easter baskets.

Easter Events in and around Jersey City are filled not only with egg hunting but also a lot of games and activities children love. Most Easter hunts begin on time and end fast because kids are so good in finding them in every corner of the venue.

Most Easter Events in and around Jersey City are free unless otherwise specified.

Great Egg Hunt ‘18 in Hamilton Park, Jersey City

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for one of the most exciting and thrilling Egg Hunt and fun Easter Events in and around Jersey City activities for kids. Get to meet and greet the Easter bunny plus enjoy dance and music performances.

Date: Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: 1 McWilliams Place on Hamilton Park, New Jersey

The Easter Egg Hunt will be divided based on age groups. There will be a special egg hunt for kids with special needs.

Dance performances will be provided by the Nimbus, a dance group named by the Huffington Post as “Best Dance Performances of 2016.” The little dances of the Next Step Broadway will also give a special performance.

Check schedule here.

Everyone is enjoined to bring some non-refrigerated drinks, condiments, toiletries and paper products such as paper towels and toilet paper for the benefit of the St. Lucy’s Shelter. Please drop your donations at the HPNA table at the venue.

The Great Egg Hunt ‘18 in Hamilton Park, Jersey City is presented by the JCFamilies, Carepoint and the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association in cooperation with some partner organizations. This is a great activity if you are looking for Easter Events in and around Jersey City.

RSVP now by providing your email address at www.JCFamilies.com

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny @Smile Preschool Nursery

Saturday, March 31 at 10 AM – 12 PM

276 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2713

Join the HDSID in bringing the Easter Bunny to Downtown JC for all the kiddies out there to enjoy! FREE pictures and candy for all you kiddos out there!

A HUGE thank you to Smile Preschool and Nursery for sponsoring our event. 276 1st Street, 1st floor

www.jcdowntow.org
201-547-3554

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

 Easter at Downtown Community Church

 www.downtownjc.church/easter

On April 1 from 10:30am and 12:00pm
 
Location: 116 Newark Ave @ The Underground
 
 You’re invited to celebrate Easter at Downtown Community Church on April 1st at 10:30am or 12:00pm.
Free snacks and coffee are provided and three separate Downtown Kids environments, for children 6 weeks through 5th grade, are offered during the 10:30am service.

Hoboken Grace Easter Egg Hunt 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoboken-grace-easter-egg-hunt-morning-tickets-43000597946

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018Experience the largest Easter Egg Hunt of Hudson County and one of the largest Easter Events in and around Jersey City. Have your kids try their luck in finding one of the 30,000 Easter eggs.  Let them have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and have some face painting done on them. There will also be carnival games, arts and crafts and a lot more of other fun activities.

Date:  Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time:  10 am – 11:30 am (Hunt starts at exactly 11am.)

1pm – 2:30 pm  (Hunt starts at exactly 2pm)

Venue: Mama Johnson Field, 4th & Jackson Street, Hoboken, New Jersey

Admission is free for everyone! For tickets, register at www.eventbrite.com.  This event is organized by the Hoboken Grace Community Church.

HFA Spring Fling Egg Hunt

http://hobokenfamily.com

Our annual Spring Fling event is an outdoor event for the entire family!  Join us for a day of fun activities including a stroll through the Spring Farm Egg Hunt (find eggs and trade them in for a bag of goodies!), a “Guess the Number of Jelly Beans” contest for a bike give-away and more! The event will take place at Columbus Park, Hoboken onSaturday, March 24, 10am-12pm.Hoboken Family Alliance has been organizing this event for few years and this is definitely qualifies for Easter Events in and around Jersey City, Hoboken is just few minutes away from our City.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

http://www.wickedwolfhoboken.com/events/breakfast-with-the-easter-bunny 

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

Get in the spirit and celebrate with Hoboken’s favorite bunny!

On March 26, 2016

Come enjoy breakfast, arts & crafts and pictures taken with the Easter Bunny!

Click here to purchase your tickets! Space is limited & we wouldn’t want you to miss out!

Easter Bunny Train Ride & Easter Egg Hunt

HTTPS://877TRAINRIDE.COM/EASTER.HTM

“A DAY OF FAMILY FUN WITH MR. BUNNY”

Easter Sunday is never complete without the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Almost everyone in the United States has been to at least one Easter Egg Hunt event during his childhood. Easter Events in and around Jersey City are always filled with lots of fun, and exciting activities!

ON THE TRAIN ENJOY OUR BANJO PLAYING HOBO AND A JUGGLER!.

For more details email [email protected] or call call (609) 927-2053

Long Beach Township Annual Easter Egg Hunt 

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Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

Join the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the the Long Beach Township Parks and Recreation, LBT Police Dept, LBT PBA 373, together with the Where Angels Play Foundation. This is one of the best Easter Events in and around Jersey City.

Date:  Friday, March 30, 2018

Time: Hunt starts at 2pm

Venue: Lauren Rousseau Playground, Bayview Park, 800 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach Township, New Jersey

Entrance is free. Please have a basket ready, bring some light snacks and music. Also please bring a penny to commemorate Lauren Rousseau and the Angels Play Foundation.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt 2018

https://www.gs4nj.org/easter-egg-hunt-march-31/

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is inviting everyone to come and join the Easter Egg Hunt. Aside from the thrill and excitement of finding Easter eggs, there will also be storytelling, crafts and music for the kids. Don’t miss this fun!

Date:  Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time:   9am (first session), 10:45am (second session)

Venue:  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Children’s Center, Old Bridge, New Jersey

This is a free family event. Suggested donations of $10 per family online and during the event will be greatly appreciated.

For reservations, please fill up the registration form at https://www.gs4nj.org/easter-egg-hunt-march-31/. Registration closes upon reaching the capacity limit of the venue.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Borough of Red Bank

https://www.redbanknj.org/307/Egg-Hunt 

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

Every year the Red Bank Parks and Recreation happily presents the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children of all ages are invited to join this fun and exciting event where they can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Great prizes and a lot of fun await all those who will come to one of the most exciting Easter Events in and around Jersey City! Don’t forget to bring a camera and of course a Basket.

Date:  Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Rain Date: March 31, 2018)

Time:  2pm

Venue:  Count Basie Fields, 11 Henry St., Red Bank, New Jersey

This Easter Egg Hunter is presented by the Borough of Red Bank Department of Parks and Recreation. Special thanks to the Oriental Trading for all the products for the egg hunt.

For more details please contact the information office.at  email address [email protected] or visit them at 90 Monmout St., Redbank, New Jersey.

2nd Somers Point Easter Egg Hunt

www.somerspointfun.com/

Easter Events in and around Jersey City in 2018

Here is another one of the Easter Events in and around Jersey City. The Office of Community Education and Education present the 2nd Somers Easter Head Hunt.  Children under 8 years old are invited to join and have fun. This event is free and participants will each receive a complimentary tote bag while supplies lasts. Come at 12:45pm so you are present as the hunt begins and have more chances of finding as many Easter eggs as you can.

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 1pm

Venue: Jordan Road School Gym or Field,  129 Jordan Road, Somers Point, New Jersey

For more details email [email protected] or call call (609) 927-2053

Easter Sunday is never complete without the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Almost everyone in the United States has been to at least one Easter Egg Hunt event during his childhood. Easter Events in and around Jersey City are always filled with lots of fun, and exciting activities!

Now kids can make their own bunny, check out some Cute Easter Bunny Puppet Craft Ideas : http://jcfamilies.com/cute-easter-bunny-puppet-craft/

Concordia Learning Center Jersey City

Concordia Learning Center Jersey City

This year, we are trying something NEW!!!

Concordia Learning Center will be using the electronic system, SignUp Genius, for  2018 Preschool Registration.

No more braving the cold weather, you will now be able to register your child from the comfort of your own PC or mobile device.

March 1, 2018 at 8:00am

Concordia Learning Center Registration for 2018  will be open via the following link:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0948A4AA2DA2FD0-concordia

In order for a child to participate in the PreK-3 program, the child must be

  • Three (3) years old by October 1, 2018 and
  • A Jersey City resident

There will be 86 slots and 29 alternate slots available online.

The first 86 families will be contacted within a week to schedule an appointment where the child MUST be present and ALL original,

  • Required documentation
  • Birth certificate, two
  • Current proofs of residency

Immunization records: must be available to finalize your child’s registration for the 2018-2019 school year.

Numbers 87 to 115 will be contacted in the event an opening becomes available.

Concordia Learning Center Jersey City Website http://schoolfortheblind.org

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephsschoolfortheblind/?ref=hl

Thank you for considering Concordia Learning Center!!

About Concordia Learning Center Jersey City:

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind began in 1891 owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. The school provided an academic program and an enriched extra-curricular program to an average and above average population of students who were blind/visually impaired.

The school was then, as it is now, a non-profit, non-secreatarian agency accepting children of every race, creed and national origin and continues to be the only school for the blind in New Jersey.

Today, St. Joseph’s School for the Blind continues its primary mission to serve individuals who are blind/visually impaired and has expanded service to include individuals with multiple disabilities and preschool disabled from throughout New Jersey.

The school offers a full range of programs and services from birth through adulthood. Our Early Intervention Program for infants/toddlers from birth to 3 years of age provides teams of special educators to teach infants/toddlers in a natural setting how to compensate for any reduced or total lack of vision.

The school also provides a 5-day-a-week education program over a period of ten months per year, with an extended school year program in July and August. The major areas of curriculum emphasis include: New Jersey Core Curriculum, Activities of Daily Living, Pre-Vocational Skills, Communication and Sensory Motor Skills, Orientation and Mobility and Personal/Social Skills. Arts and Crafts, Music, Technology and Community Integration activities are also incorporated into the curriculum as well as Speech, Physical and Occupational therapy services.

In addition to the full-time day program, the school offers a residential program on a five day/four evening per week basis which provides an expanded core curriculum for students and better prepares them for independent living.

To meet the growing need for special services, the school recently added the Realizing Adult Potential (RAP) program, a self-directed day program for adults with special needs. The program promotes independence through life skills training, real life experiences and includes training in personal care, meal prep, vocational/job skills, personal finances and more.

In an effort to better utilize our facility and meet the growing needs of our Jersey City community, a Preschool Program opened in 2009 with the approval of the New Jersey Department of Education. The program currently provides vital services to 105, 3-year-old Jersey City non-disabled residents. The state funded program is one of the highest quality pre-k programs in the nation, offering a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The program is designed to have a significant impact on academic achievement in early and later school years and has additionally provided the opportunity to integrate children with disabilities with non-disabled students. Working together, teachers have designed academic and social activities for the children, which have resulted in positive experiences for all students.

Preschools In Jersey City : http://jcfamilies.com/category/schools/ 

Family Promise of Hudson County Opens Its Doors

Family Promise of Hudson County Opens Its Doors to Serve Homeless Families in the Community : FamilyPromiseHudson.org

Family Promise of Hudson County, a new nonprofit providing temporary shelter to homeless families in the community, officially opened its doors. A local affiliate of a national nonprofit, Family Promise works to keep entire homeless families together by relying on places of worship, or host congregations, to provide shelter. All host congregations are currently based in Jersey City and Hoboken, with additional support from congregations in Hoboken and Bayonne.

“There are a number of organizations and programs that provide incredible support for the homeless in Hudson County,” explains Tiffany Kane, Executive Director of Family Promise of Hudson County. “However, there are few offerings for homeless families that allow the entire family to find shelter and services together. Through Family Promise’s unique shelter model, children will be able to remain in their schools, parents can remain at their jobs, and entire families will be able to receive services through our case management and support system.”

Each night, families will stay at one of Family Promise of Hudson County’s host congregations. Each day, they will travel to the Family Promise drop-in center, located at Fountain of Salvation Church in Jersey City. There, families will receive services to ensure they get back on their feet, which will include counseling, connections to local resources (such as health care), and housing assistance.

The community welcomed Family Promise of Hudson County with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on February 22, 2018, at Fountain of Salvation Church. After remarks from Executive Director Tiffany Kane, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, and Caroline Caulfield, Correspondence Coordinator for U.S. Senator Cory Booker, the ribbon was cut to officially offer services to homeless families.

In front of local community leaders, including elected officials, host and support congregation representatives and other friends, Family Promise of Hudson County announced that CarePoint Health will be its exclusive healthcare partner.

“CarePoint has been actively involved in Hoboken and Jersey City in working to provide health care services to the homeless community, however, families at risk of homelessness do not always have the network or services available to help them,” says Peter Daniels, Chief Operating Officer of CarePoint Health“When we heard about Family Promise and the work they will be doing in the community, we immediately wanted to get involved as health care partners to help reach this often overlooked community.”

For more information on Family Promise of Hudson County, or for ways to get involved with the organization, please visit www.familypromisehudson.org/get-involved. Displaced or homeless families should contact Garden State Episcopal at (201) 209-9301 or the homeless hotline at 211.


About Family Promise of Hudson County
The mission of Family Promise is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Family Promise’s envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. For more information on Family Promise of Hudson County, please visit www.familypromisehudson.org

Who We Are: Family Promise of Hudson County is a non-profit that will

help to house homeless families within Hudson County.

What We Do: In addition to providing emergency sheltering, we will also provide case management and connection to resources. Our goal is to help families find sustainable and successful housing solutions.

Why We Do It: Currently, there is no other emergency shelter in Hudson County that houses the whole family. Imagine a single father raising his children and he just can’t make ends meet. Currently, our area has no way to keep them together. A mother raising an adult son with disabilities would be separated because on paper, they are single adults. Family Promise of Hudson County will be able to keep these families together and can work with them to find a sustainable way back on their feet.

What are we fundraising for? Everything from cots, cribs and car seats must be purchased. We will be hiring a full time case manager and case aides to work with families. We will also be providing bus and train tickets as well as school supplies and food for families. The cost is high, but our emergency shelter model that shelters families in places of worship keeps other costs down. If you consider donating or hosting a fundraiser, families in Hudson County will benefit directly. Donations are tax-deductible and may be matched by some places of business! Supporting Family Promise of Hudson County means that you will be helping families find their way from the street to a home of their own.

JCFamilies will be collecting supplies for this shelter in all the upcoming events in Jersey City.

Watch the interview here :  :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvoLra2RvT8

Family Promise of Hudson County Opens Its Doors

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