JC Summer Camp Directory’19

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken 2019:

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

THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

http://hobokenfamilies.org/summer-camps-in-hoboken-nj/

 

 

 

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

Summer Camp Dates: June 24th-August 16th (4 week minimum). Half day and full day options. 5 days/week. 3-8 year olds welcome (3 year olds must be fully potty trained).

 

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

 

 

 

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

Summer Camp Dates for children 2 through 6 years old:
Thursday, June 27 through Friday, August 9. Registration will begin soon through their website.

 

CAMP RIVERBEND

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken

https://campriverbend.com
116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ 07059, – Phone (908) 580-CAMP

Camp Riverbend—where Tradition meets Tomorrow! Fun, camp spirit and achievement through swimming, sports, crafts, cooking, canoeing, adventure course and much more!  All the fun is led by an amazing staff of teachers and college students.  Join the Breene family for a summer of confidence and friendship. Lunch included.  For boys and girls, ages 3-14. Bus service included from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken. Camp Riverbend has been in our list of Summer Camps in Jersey City for the last 5 years. Both indoors and out, children will make friends, develop their confidence and most importantly, have fun learning. This year’s Summer Camp will run from July 1st until August 16th, 2019.  Register through their website.

MY GYM Jersey City  

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

Summer Camps in Jersey City and Hoboken

Summer camp is running from June 24th until August 30th. Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same.

Whether you are looking for the best place to send your children on cold and rainy days or trying to keep them active and cool during the hot summer months, My Gym camp is the place to be. We make it easy for parents with our drop-off program, pay-by-the day options, and multi-day discounts. Ideal for potty trained children 2.5 yr to 13 yr olds.

Morning Session is from 9am to 12pm. It will provide a dance class, a Martial Arts class and a craft.

Lunch time from 12pm to 1pm. It’s bring your own lunch and story time.  $10 per member

Afternoon Session from 1pm to 4pm. The children will participate in the gym area with energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, relays, arts and craft so much more.”

ZANIAC LEARNING

Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Zaniac Summer Camps are running from June 17th until August 30th 2019. They are ideal for your curious child. Go on a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Adventure with us! Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs. Small camp sizes ensure an exceptional experience. Our instructors are fully-trained and vetted role models who love working with kids and technology. Camps are grouped and focused for your child’s age and grade.  It’s Summer Adventure for your child’s mind at Zaniac! Go from true beginner coder with Scratch or Blockly to writing custom code in Pythonor Java. Discover and investigate with a themed STEAM Quest Camp where your child can be an astronaut or a superhero! Explore mechanical and electrical engineering through hands-on innovation to build robots and fly drones! Create your own projects with our design camps–from musical compositions to 3D prints!
Each Zaniac Summer Camp Features:

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

Weekly Full-Day Camp: $599
Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.aftercare available until 5:30pm

Half Day Camp: $399  
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Aftercare from 4:30-5:30 is $50 and until 6 is $60.

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Deerkill Day Camp is a very popular camp option among Hoboken-area and Jersey City families. This third-generation family business, celebrating its 62ndseason, is located on a wooded 15-acre site and brings a community feel to the summer camp experience for campers age 3 through 15.

Deerkill offers children a chance to pick up a new sport or hobby, learn to swim and form lifelong friendships this summer. The diverse program includes professional swim instruction in large heated pools, an array of athletics on fields sized for younger and older children, creative and performing arts such as arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, dance, theater, music and digital photography, and specialties such as archery and nature, among other activities.  A new 28-foot climbing tower, “Deerkillimanjaro,” and tandem 250-foot ziplines were also recently added to the program.

Deerkill offers daily transportation on mini air-conditioned buses, staffed with professional drivers and bus counselors. The Directors are on the camp grounds every day and accessible by phone by day and night; there is no large administrative staff and all the individual group leaders are adults, many of whom are teachers.

2019 Session (June 27 to August 23) 

All campers may register for 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 weeks. New campers may also register for 2 weeks for their first summer. For those campers registered for 5, 6, or 7 weeks, parents may choose any weeks throughout the summer.

There are no extra charges at Deerkill. They do not allow tipping, a large expense at many camps, and tuition includes the following:

  • Family weekend pool club at no additional cost. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 plus Thursday July 4thand Friday July 5th. Open Saturday June 29 to Sunday August 18
  • Convenient pick-up locationsby air-conditioned mini-buses supervised by bus counselors
  • Hot lunches prepared daily in our own modern kitchen
  • Field trips and all camp supplies
  • Ice cream and Ices for afternoon snack
  • Daily towel service
  • Group photo, camp shirt, backpack, DVD yearbook, Fall Festival, winter reunions

Tuition varies by camper age and pick-up and session length. You may go to their website and enter your child’s information to see rates for the 2019 summer and request a brochure.  For more information call 845-354-1466, [email protected] log onto www.deerkilldaycamp.com.

THE LITTLE GYM

https://www.thelittlegym.com/jerseycitynj
380 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302, Phone: 201-222-6209.

Are you ready to put some adventure in your summer? Then it’s time to head over to The Little Gym of Jersey City for some awesome Summer Camps!

Summer camps at The Little Gym are adventure filled 3-hour camps for children ages 3-8 years old. Each camp theme is based on fun, exciting missions or “Quests” that the kids are challenged to complete each day! Each day of camp involves a fun, creative storyline that will incorporate opportunities for the kids to exercise their muscles, imaginations and cooperation skills – working together to complete each Quest! Different themes will cleverly incorporate all Three Learning Dimensions of The Little Gym (Get Moving!, Brain Boost! & Citizen Kid!)

This year some of the themes are: Dance Around the World, Yoga Kids & Mindful Friends, Sports of All Sorts!, A Royal Renaissance, Crazy Carnival, and Super heroes Unite!

Don’t these themes sound like a whole lot of fun? They run all summer long starting on June 24th through August 30th. Schedule a day, a few days, or several full week sessions. You can customize your child’s camp days to fit your schedule. Camps are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9AM to 12PM | Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1PM to 4PM.

Any questions? Check out their website www.tlgjerseycitynj.comor call them at 201-222-6209.

 

Apple Montessori School

https://www.applemontessorischools.com

Two Hoboken Locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane (201) 963-4949 & 220 Sinatra Drive (201) 222-1464.

Apple Montessori Camp has been loved by campers for over 45 years! With two locations in Hoboken for children ages 2-9, we’ve got a summer of jam-packed fun and a bounty of learning opportunities ahead. Every day is a new adventure with field trips, in-house events like the Reptile Man, and child-inspired programs like Creative Kids, Junior Scientists, Tech Time, Young Chefs, Shining Stars and much more. We offer indoor and outdoor activities, theme weeks, ice cream truck visits and extras like crazy hat day.

We even help children beat the summer learning slump. Apple Summer STEAM exposes campers to a broad spectrum of scientific concepts and mathematics using technology, engineering, and the arts. Plus we offer proven Montessori curriculum and FasTracKids e-learning.

Apple Montessori Camps are run by year round teaching staff in a loving, safety-certified accredited school. Camp runs July 1-August 23. Visit us to learn more. https://www.applemontessorischools.com/summer-program/

 

SMART START ACADEMY

http://smart-startacademy.com/
4 locations, check their website for their addresses

At Smart Start Academy we bring our children’s imagination and dreams come to life.  Our summers are filled with daily outdoor play, cooking classes, awesome projects and activities, sprinkler day and so much more! Through new found friendships, exciting bus/walking field trips around New Jersey, several special guests and partnership with our children friendly community vendors.  S.S.A is the summer camp that your child will talk about for years to come. Guaranteed!

Full Time and Part Time Programs available – Come check us out & Book your tour today! 

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY of Hoboken-Marshall

https://lightbridgeacademy.com/locations/hoboken-marshall-nj
100 Marshall St, Hoboken, 07030

 

June 24th, 2019-August 28th, 2019; 7 AM-6:30 PM M-F, Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall @ 100 Marshall Street, Hoboken, NJ; weekly themed camp including field trips, walking trips, in-house special guests and demonstrations, cooking, dress-up days, daily outdoor play and water play on our own private playground and sprinkler pad!

NIMBUS DANCE WORKS

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City
165 Newark Ave. Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 377-0718

Nimbus Dance Works will be doing their Summer Camp JCSummerArts, for six weeks starting Monday-Friday from July 22nd-August 31st.

Contact them directly for more details and registration.

NEXT STEP BROADWAY

233 9th st, Jersey City, NJ, 07302. Phone: 205-566-0110, 

June 17th – August 23rd 2019

Join us for a performing arts summer camp at Next Step Broadway. Children will be dancing, singing, and acting their way to a Musical Theatre performance. This performance will be presented on the last day of each session promptly at 4:00pm. They will be involved in every aspect of the production including, creating costumes and scenery. Some of the musical selections from past years included pieces from Aladdin, The Sound of Music, Cats, Mary Poppins and Matilda. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the sun and the water park at Hamilton Park across the street as well as downtime to nap, relax, or view and discuss different aspects of musicals.

Campers meet Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4pm. Early Drop-off at 8:00am and/or Extended Day option(s) until 5:30pm are also available. The first two sessions are 1 week, while the others are two weeks. We welcome ages 3 thru 12 years (must be 3 by June 1st cut off date and MUST BE POTTY TRAINED). Campers will be split into three different groups and receive instruction appropriate to their age level. To maintain the highest standards of teacher to student ratios, limited spots are available for each session. Campers will receive a NSB hat, which is theirs to keep and to wear outside in the sun!

NEW FOR 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS – Now our younger campers can participate in a SHORTENED DAY from 9:00am to 1:00pm. They will still attend their 3 classes of dance, acting and voice, enjoy a morning snack, lunch and have playtime at the park!! This option is only available for 3 and 4 year olds. You still have the option of Early drop off. **3 years old ONLY do Shortened Day**

See you at NSB Summer camp!

 

NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

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

The NJCU Summer Camps are geared towards offering a rewarding experience for your child. The camp features facilities both indoor and outdoor, including an indoor pool, 3 hardwood courts, an outdoor athletic complex with collegiate regulation size soccer, softball, and baseball fields and private locker rooms. Our goal is to create a safe and fun atmosphere for our neighborhood children where they can play, learn, and grow. We offer exciting activities such as swimming, team sports, arts and crafts, and relay/obstacle courses. Our staff is highly experienced, enthusiastic, and excited to educate your child on the importance of staying active! – Hours: 9-4 (8-5:30pm) Extended Care – July 1- August 9 ( 2 Week Sessions) 3 Sessions Total (July 4th Off) – Swim Lessons incorporated through Camp.

 

THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City offers a 4 week Forest Camp for children ages 4-7, as well as a 10 week on campus Summer Camp- you can register for one week or come for all 10! Camp weeks are theme based, such as “From Garden to Table”, “Magic of Textiles”, Stamp & Print Lab”, “The 100 Languages of Art: Clay, Painting & Sculpture” as well as “Building, Potions and Motion: STEAM Discoveries” to make a few. We offer a half day schedule or extended day. We will utilize both of our buildings located at 210 9th Street and 513 Manila Ave, as well as our magical backyard and garden, in addition to neighborhood parks, JC waterfront and a variety of field trips to places near and far.

Read about us in The Wall Street Journal HERE

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Our Summer Enrichment Program provides students fun and exciting themes while our HPMS teachers support students in their math, reading and writing skills. We offer two sessions from 6/24-8/16. Register HERE.

 

HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
Summer Camp offered from June 17 through August 9, Toddler/Bridge Summer Camp, Primary Maker Summer Camp & Elementary STEAM Maker Summer Camp.

 

THE LEARNING SUITE

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

The Learning Suite’s “Express Yourself”
(Explore Visual & Performing Arts Through Stories) summer camp is a 6-week experiential, theme-based program designed to combat summer learning loss in a fun and stimulating environment! Reading, Writing, Math, and Science are all incorporated through the arts!

Each week there is a different theme for camp, based on a popular children’s book. Children ages 2.5 – 6 years old will explore a variety of topics, through hands-on discovery and active play.

June 17-21: The Gingerbread Man
June 24-28: The Little Red Hen
July 1-5: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
July 8-12: The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
July 15-19: Why Flies Buzz
July 22-26: How Turtles Got Their Shells​

Full and part-time enrollment options are available.

 

HUDSON SPROUTS ACADEMY

http://hudsonsprouts.com
679 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone (201)918-6924

Summer Camp: 8:30am -5 pm with available extended hours at our center at 769 Montgomery St. Jersey City. Weekly themes. Music, STEM, Art and Movement classes. Special events and field trips.

 

KEY ELEMENT LEARNING 

www.keyelementlearning.com
338 Grove Street, Jersey City, 07302 NJ

Summer Camp offered from June 1st to August 31st. Register at their website or call 201-200-1160 for details.

LAKEVIEW DAY CAMP 

https://www.lakeviewdaycamp.com
505 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816, NJ 

Lakeview Day Camp is a Traditional Day Camp that has been serving children ages 3-15 years old for 80+ years. Campers enjoy beautiful facilities, including a 5 mile long lake, four new heated swimming pools, three zip lines and full adventure aerial park, a 360 hydraulic rock wall, magnificent sports complex and a indoor/outdoor Creative Arts Center just to name a few! Our lead staff are professionals in teaching, child development, social skill counseling. At Lakeview, we know each child is an individual and provide personal and exceptional care to help them achieve goals, make friends and Have Fun!

2019 Camp Season begins June 24th and ends August 16. The camp is full day, Monday through Friday for children ages 3-15. Our activities include a wide variety of Arts, Sports, Swim, Adventure and Play.

 

THE WALDO SCHOOL 

http://www.worldofabc.com
159 2nd St and 110 1st St, Jersey City, 07302, NJ Phone: 201-721-6000

We offer two summer camp programs for children in preschool through 6th grade. Our Preschool camp is for children in Toddlers through PreK 4, and our STEM camp is for children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Both camps offer three program timings: 830 – 130, 830 – 400, and 730 – 600.

 

HARBOR HILLS DAY CAMP

www.harborhillsdaycamp.com
75 Doby Road, Mendham, NJ, 07945, Phone (973)-895-3200

Summer Camp Dates: June 24th to August 16th, 9-4, Morris County, NJ.

 

SAINT DOMINIC ACADEMY

 

http://www.stdominicacad.com
2572 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07304, Phone (201) 434-5938

SDA Rising Leaders program is for girls entering 4th – 8th Grade in September 2019. for girls entering grades 4-8.
This enrichment program is designed to help young women
explore their interests, enhance their talents and abilities,
develop leadership skills and create new friendships.

 

GLOBAL SOCCER ACADEMY

https://www.globalsocceracademy.com/summer-camp
Gateway Field: 23 Merseles Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 

 

Early Registration for Global Soccer Academy is now Open!

Global Soccer Academy is a local soccer academy located in Jersey City where professional coaches teach multiple aspects of the game. 

Camp Dates: 
Session 1.  June 24th – June 28th
Session 2.  July 8th – July 12th
Session 3.  July 15th – July 19th
Session 4.  July 22nd – July 26th
Session 5.  July 29th – August 2nd

Price options: 

Camp: $295 (March 1st – May 31st)

Late Registration $345 (After June 1st)

Before Care included (8am-9am).

Aftercare available $50 (3pm-5pm)

SCHOOL OF ROCK 

https://locations.schoolofrock.com/hoboken
720 Monroe St., Unit E104, HOBOKEN, NJ 07030.  Phone 973-464-0860 

BEST OF THE 90’S CAMP: 6/24 – 6/28 from 9am – 3pm. Come celebrate bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Weezer and many more in our Best of The 90’s Summer Camp, perfect for 7-18 year olds with some experience.

QUEEN PERFORMANCE CAMP: 7/8 – 7/12 from 9am – 3pm. Come learn the music of the iconic band Queen in our Queen Performance Summer Camp. Best for ages 7-18 year olds with some experience. LITTLE WING BEATLES CAMP: 7/22 – 7/26 from 10am – 12pm. In this camp, 4-5 year olds will discover the music of the iconic band, The Beatles while learning about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play. ROCK 1O1 CAMP: 8/5 – 8/9 from 9am – 3pm. Rock 101 is for beginners 7-12 years of age. No experience needed. Students will explore their instruments through musical games and activities, and will end the camp with a performance at the end of the week!

ROOKIES CAMP: 8/19 – 8/23 from 10am – 2pm. In this camp, 5-7 year old beginners will learn about different rock instruments and begin their introduction to music theory, appreciation, and what it’s like to be in a rock band!

Our Summer Camps are performance-based, meaning students learn to play by rehearsing and performing together in a fun environment. From beginner camps to themed camps, we offer a wide variety of options to ensure your child has an amazing, immersive musical experience.

 

NJPAC’S CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION

https://www.njpac.org/arts-education-1/for-parents-and-students/summer-programs/ 
1 Center St, Newark, 07102, NJ. Phone 973-353-8055, Email [email protected]

An unforgettable summer awaits you at New Jersey Performing Art Center! Develop your inner artist by taking classes in dance, acting, musical theater, jazz and hip hop. Classes are taught by professional artists and provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a supportive and engaging learning environment at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education or in residence at Rutgers University’s Newark campus.

 

SWIM STARS SWIM SCHOOL 

https://www.swimstars.biz
99 Highland Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07306. Phone (201) 744-4667

Our goal at Swim Stars Summer Camp is to provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for your child. Through our daily swim lessons, your child will learn and perfect their swimming skills while understanding the importance of water safety. Our 4:1 teacher to student in-pool ratio allows for quick and focused learning of motor skills in the water. Non-swimmers will be turned into independent and safe floaters, while intermediate and advance swimmers will improve their four strokes.
Our 8:1 counselor to camper ratio outside the pool allows children to develop essential character skills such as confidence, determination and self reliance – all while developing motor skills. Our summer camp strives to encourage personal growth in each and every child by providing them with an excellent program facilitated by nurturing and highly experienced staff. We strive to instill values that foster key civic values, such as respect for others, integrity, responsibility, sustainability, and generosity of spirit.
Every day will be a new adventure filled with crafts, dancing, outdoor and indoor sports – all curated to match our weekly themes.

LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

https://lsc.org
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305. Phone: 201-253-1380

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

How is Science Camp at LSC different from other camps?
We offer fun hands-on, inquiry-based courses in various disciplines of STEM. Children are encouraged to investigate, ask questions, collaborate, design and test different ideas and concepts. Our knowledgeable and supportive STEM educators lead campers through week-long explorations using real-world science and technology skills and tools. Each session concludes with a Friday afternoon showcase for family and friends.

Course Levels & Topics Include:
Explorer Level (entering grade 1) – Coding, the laws of motion, chemistry
Scientist Level (entering grades 2 – 3) – Robotics, flight, wizardry
Innovator Level (entering grades 4 – 5) – Astronomy, animals, robotics
Visionary Level (entering grades 6 – 8) – Sailing, virtual reality, ciphers

Campers will also have access to all of the exciting, hands-on exhibits at Liberty Science Center including Dino Dig, Infinity Climber, the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium—the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere—and more.

 

HUGS AND BUGS CLUB

http://hugsandbugsclub.com
Summer Camp at Chrysalis Cove
537 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ, 07030. Phone: 201.253.0449

Join us for a 10 week indoor & outdoor program from June 24th through August 30th. There will be so much for your children to explore with different themes each week such as Bringing the Outdoors In, Mindfulness & Meditation and Hugs & Bugs Club Marketplace, field trips around Hoboken, and much more!

Our summer camp is built around Hugs & Bugs Club child-centered approach which includes:
• Calming nature-filled environments, free of overstimulating elements
• Learning through organic, creative exploration
• Educational sensory activities
• Small group settings to allow for individual attention and to encourage bonding with peers

Summer camp is available for children 3 1/2 -7 years old. Sessions will be held Monday-Friday from 9:30am-2pm with a 2 week minimum enrollment.

 

LUNA DE PAPEL 

https://www.lunadepapel.us
321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07304. Phone: 201-705-2305, 

Starts 6/17/2019 Ends 9/6/2019 from 9am – 4pm plus extended hours.

Practical life skills focus: Weaving, Sewing & Embroidery, crochet; Earth & Water – working with clay, plaster, cement; Each day we will also schedule games, and activities including movement and dance.

 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please send us an email to [email protected]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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YEE’S HUNG GA INTERNATIONAL KUNG FU ASSOCIATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Iaido[email protected]

For Naginata[email protected]

For Jodo[email protected]

For Kyudo[email protected]

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SALSA FEVER ON2 DANCE ACADEMY

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

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AFRICAN FUSIN DANCE

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

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

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

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

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JOHN PAUL GARCIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE JERSEY CITY FIREFIGHTERS EMERALD SOCIETY

Education Guide: 2018-19

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

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

PRE-K DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

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

Registration:

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

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM & FULL DAY Kindergarten PROGRAM

Registration:

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

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

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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

admissioN:

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

CHARTER SCHOOLS

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

Application:

SCHOOL/DAYCARE ENROLLMENT PROCESS

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

Schools, Daycares and Preschools in Jersey City

Cordero Community School

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

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

Waterfront Montessori 

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

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

The Brunswick School

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

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

Tessa International School

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

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

Garden Preschool Cooperative

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

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

Smart Start Academy 

Learning Centers:

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

Phone: (201) 461-6363

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

Hudson Montessori School

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

 

Hamilton Park Montessori School

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

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

Apple Montessori School

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

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

The Embankment School

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

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

Lightbright Academy 

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

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

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School

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

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

The Miss Meghan Effect 

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

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

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City

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

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

Adventures In Learning Day Care

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

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

 

Kiddie Academy 

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

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

 

After School Activities & Summer Camps

AlphaMinds Academy 

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

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

Tonal Arts Music Center

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

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

Next Step Broadway

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

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

Camp Riverbend

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

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

Zaniac

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

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

British Swim School

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

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

 

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

Best Places to workout in Jersey City

 

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

www.primecycle.com  

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

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PROMPTMD URGENT CARE

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

www.promptmd.com

Various Locations

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CYCLEBAR JERSEY CITY

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

Jerseycity.cyclebar.com

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

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PATAGONIA FITNESS,  LLC

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

patagoniafitness.com

[email protected]/ [email protected]

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

www.equipoisept.com

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

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

www.GetWildlyFit.com

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

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JCF HEALTH & FITNESS    

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

Jcfbootcamp.com    

Phone: (201) 484-7848

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

www.harborsidespine.com

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

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

www.thebodylabjc.com

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

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JIYU MOVEMENT

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

www.jiyu.us

Multiple Locations –  Phone: (201) 993- 6087

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BELOVED WORLD YOGA

belovedworldyoga.com

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

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

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

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

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FOUR FITNESS

www.fourfitnessjc.com

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

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OM.LIFE WELLNESS SPA

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

https://www.om.life/

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

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BIO FIT LAB

BioFitJC.com

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

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YOUR ABUNDANT LIFE HEALTH COACHING

Yourabundantlife.info

Phone: (973) 615- 4047

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Best PreSchools, Elementary Schools and Daycares in Jersey City

Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Daycares in Jersey City

Choosing a daycare or school for your child can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience.  At JCFamilies, we want you to find the right fit for your  child, There’s so many choices as you search for the right option for your child(ren) and family. Here’s a list of our Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day cares In Jersey City. With each listing, you’ll find contact information and a few details to help you become informed and make the best decision possible.

The Brunswick School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.420.1550

https://thebrunswickschool.com

Email: [email protected]

Hours: M-F 7am-7pm

(7th Street Entrance, street and parking lot parking)

The Brunswick School provides childcare and education beginning at age six months through Kindergarten. Their goal is to create happy, healthy lifelong learners. They encourage students to think and learn, and their teaching style is loosely based on The Creative Curriculum. The Brunswick School realizes each child learns uniquely and is an individual and their developmental continuum is based on 125 objectives.

RSVP for an open house or schedule a private tour by sending them an email to [email protected]. Check out the Brunswick School and see if your family finds it to be one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care

255 Brunswick Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 241 -4443

Kiddie Academy is an educational center in Jersey City which will exceed your expectations. The key ingredient of their educational philosophy is the Life Essentials program and children learn, grow and play in a safe, nurturing and clean environment. Kiddie Academy offers something for everyone from 6 weeks of age thru 12 years old.

Waterfront Montessori

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

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

http://www.waterfrontmontessori.com/

Email: recruiting@waterfrontmontessori.com

Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Waterfront Montessori uses a Montessori curriculum for toddlers through grade 5, and a Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) combined curriculum for grades 6 through 8. The student to teacher ratio is 1:4 for toddlers, 1:10 for primary and lower elementary students, and 1:8 for upper elementary and middle school students. Students are exposed to visual and fine arts, choral and instrumental music, theater and music appreciation. Children in grades 4 through 8 are provided with digital art, coding and programming languages, 3D printer, google education apps and more. Tuition fees range from $15,900 to $28,900. Click here for more tuition information. Summer camp and before and after school programs are available. Our premises are under video and audio surveillance, twenty-four hours a day. Waterfront Montessori features combine to make Waterfront Montessori a stimulating, safe, nurturing and beautiful environment. Waterfront Montessori is on the list of Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City.

Learning Ladders

33-35 Hudson St, Jersey City and 160 Morgan St, Suite # 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302, Phone: 201.918.6334 / 201.918.6643

www.learningladdersnj.com

Email: [email protected]com

Hours: 7.30am – 6.30pm

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

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

We open M-F throughout the year and, offer flexible schedules and have least number of closings a year. Among other features, Weekly enrichment classes are conducted and digital daily reports are sent to each family. Contact now to schedule a personal tour.

Bright Horizons

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

152 Plaza 3, Jersey City NJ 07311, Phone: 201.433.6370, for enrollment info: 877.624.4532 

 https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/nj/jerseycity/plaza3jc

Hours M-F 7 am – 6:30 pm

Jersey City Bright Horizons is located in the lobby of Plaza 3 in Harborside Financial Center, which is located on the corner of Harborside Pl. and Hudson St. The HBLR is conveniently located in the front of the building.

HOBOKEN: 1102 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken NJ

https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/nj/hoboken/1102maxwell

Hours: M-F 7 am – 7 pm

Maxwell Lane Bright Horizons is located near the corner where Toni and Guy Hair Salon is and is located at the first storefront entrance. For local parking info, visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/

HOBOKEN SINATRA DRIVE: Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ 

https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/nj/hoboken/sinatradrive

Hours: M-F 7am – 7 pm

Sinatra Drive Bright Horizons is located in the middle of the block between LRP and House Of Que. For local parking info, visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/

Bright Horizons uses curriculum titled, The World at Their Fingertips. It is designed to engage children in active learning while helping them learn, grow, develop and encourages a spirit of community. Children are served healthy food and eat family-style serving themselves while learning about making healthy choices. Tuition varies by schedule, individual classroom, and center. For more information about tuition, contact the Bright Horizons center listed above. It’s listed as one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City

Early Beginnings Day School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

338 Grove Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.918.5623

https://www.earlybeginningsdayschool.org/

Email: [email protected]

Early Beginnings Day School provides services for children ages 6 months through 4 years old. Tuition is based on a 5 day week and ranges $1250-$1350 per month from 8:30 am – 3 pm. Before-school program, an after-school program, and half day programs are available. Early Beginnings Day School provides a safe, caring and enriched environment that promotes learning and the development of each child. Could Early Beginnings Day School be the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City choice for your family?

The French American Academy

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

Jersey City Campus: 209 Third Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.338.8320 press 2

https://www.faacademy.org/

Email: a[email protected]

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

The Garden Preschool Cooperative

242 10th Street #5, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.309.0440

www.gardenpreschool.org

Email: gardenpreschoolenro[email protected]

Hours: 8 am – 6 pm

The Garden Preschool Cooperative provides a high-quality education for children ages 3 (by December 1) through 5 years old when they enter school with a theme based curriculum which changes year to year. The Garden Preschool Cooperative is a parent-run non-profit preschool which employs the developmental-interactive approach to teaching students as pioneered by the Bank Street Graduate School of Education in New York. Parents play a central role in the education of the students. They help enrich the curriculum, offer guidance to our teachers, assist in the classroom once monthly, and staff all leadership roles on the Board of Directors.

Hamilton Park Montessori

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

 1 McWilliams Place #206, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.533.1910

 http://www.hamiltonparkmontessori.com/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

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

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

Hudson Montessori School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

10 Regent Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.516.0700

 http://hudsonmontessori.net/

Email: [email protected]

Promoting a love of learning in each child from toddlers through 6th-grade guides the thoughts and actions at Hudson Montessori. We focus on the individual interest and needs of each child allowing the child to learn in a hands-on setting. We work with the children in areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Cultural, Science, and Motor Skills. For tuition information, click here.

The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool

115 Park Avenue, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.653.8666

http://www.kaplancooperativepreschool.org/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 8 am – 6 pm

The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool is associated with the United Synagogue of Hoboken. They are a Jewish Preschool committed to providing a play-based and high-quality education to children. The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool welcomes children and families of all faiths and wants everyone to be comfortable. Learn more about this option and see if it is the Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City for your family.

Primary Prep Elementary & Middle School

41 Tuers Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306 – Phone: 201.333.8844

http://www.primaryprep.com/

Primary Prep is a small and private school which was founded in 1993 and now serves grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The curriculum is designed to encourage the students to think outside the box using and developing critical thinking. Students form strong foundations in math, reading, language arts, science, history, writing and the arts. Technology is also infused in lessons through Ipads, Google Chromebooks, and laptops.

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City

210 9th Street, Jersey City NJ 07306 – Phone: 917.536.7911

 http://www.scandischool.com

Email: [email protected]

Transportation: Public Transit – Path Train to Grove Street or Newport/Pavonia Stops

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City is a Scandinavian school inspired by the Reggio Emillia Approach caring for children from 1 to 6 years old. Children will be exposed to and learn a Scandinavian language, besides English. The curriculum is based on a child being creative, capable and inquisitive. They learn best when their interests are acknowledged as worthy of investigation. This child-centered approach provides a vibrant teaching and learning environment. The Scandinavian School of Jersey City offers homemade, organic and wholesome meals which are enjoyed together. Additionally, the children are involved with making organic nut milk and daily food preparation. Click here for tuition information. The Scandinavian School of Jersey City is listed as one of the Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City.

Smart Start Academy

HOBOKEN – Smart Start Academy: 552 9th Street, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.461.6363

http://smart-startacademy.com/

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

For tuition information for their Hoboken location, use this link: Hoboken Tuition Information. If you are looking to park your car, check out Hoboken Parking Information here.

JERSEY CITY – Smart Start Academy:  180 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.461.6262

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

Use the following link for information about tuition: Newark Ave Tuition Information

THE HEIGHTS- Jersey City – Smart Start Academy:  462 Central Ave, Jersey City NJ 07307 – Phone: 201.461.6161

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

For local tuition information, check out this link: The Heights Tuition Information

JERSEY AVENUE Jersey City – Smart Start Academy: 532 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.461.0101

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

Find tuition information for their Jersey Avenue location here.

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

Positive interactions and relationships with adults can provide an essential foundation for successful learning

Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in education.

Purposeful and constructive play supports essential learning.

The physical environment impacts the type and quality of learning interactions.

Teacher and family partnerships encourage development and learning.

Tessa International School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

720 Monroe Street Suites E105-106 Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.755.5585

 http://tessais.org/

Hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

Tessa is located on Monroe Street, on the first floor of the Monroe Center, between 7th and 8th streets. Vehicle: There is a parking lot at the rear of the school with an entrance at the intersection of 7th and Jackson Streets. Light Rail: Get off the Light Rail at the 9th Street/Congress Street station. The school is only one block away. Bus: Take the NJ Transit Bus Route 126 to Hoboken. Get off at 8th Street and Willow Avenue (Peak Time Only) or 8th and Washington Streets. Head west on 8th Street and turn left on Monroe Street.

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

Viaquenti Preschool

285 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.222.0033

 www.viaquenti.com

Email: [email protected]

Viaquenti Preschool provides a global education for children from three months of age thru 2nd grade and anticipating expanding grade levels. Children under 3 years old are instructed based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory and Project-Based Approach. For children three and over, Viaquenti follows the IB PVP curriculum which encourages children to think independently and direct their own learning, learn a second language, and to be able to engage better with our globalized world.

World of ABC, The Waldo School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

159 2nd Street & 110 1st Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.656.4444

http://www.worldofabc.com/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Students pursue their individual talents and dreams through a comprehensive academic program and a range of after-school classes. World Of ABC, The Waldo School inquiry-based educational approach provides every opportunity for children to ask questions, grow, think critically, develop, collaborate and express themselves in different ways. They offer an increased emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education. Click here for tuition information.

Smile Preschool and Nursery

276 1st Street Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.963.8533

194 Newark Avenue NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.963.2462

 http://www.smilepreschoolandnursery.com

Smile Preschool and Nursery provides a nurturing environment in a home-like setting where your child is encouraged to share their feelings and express their creativity where they can grow and develop at their own pace.

The River School

WARREN- River School:  254/254 Warren Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.427.9070

https://theriverschool.com/locations/warren-st-the-early-years/

Email: [email protected]

EXCHANGE PLACE – River School:  251 Warren Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.369.7003

 https://theriverschool.com/locations/jersey-city-exchange-place-location/

Email: [email protected]

NEWPORT – River School: 30 Newport Parkway, Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

The River School embraces and encourages a lifetime of learning and joy for children 8 weeks through six years old. Children learn from everyone and everywhere. We provide an environment where children are encouraged to explore with developmentally appropriate activities and flexibility to meet their individual needs. The River School currently represents more than 15 countries and come from different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, marital statuses, and experiences.

All Saints Episcopal Day School

WASHINGTON STREET – All Saints Episcopal Day School:  707 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.792.0736

Website: www.AllSaintsDaySchool.org

Email: [email protected]

CLINTON STREET- All Saints Episcopal Day School:  527 Clinton Street, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.792.6292

All Saints Episcopal Day School is only 15 minutes from Manhattan and is easily accessible by car, train, bus, or ferry. You may travel via car through the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel or NY Waterways. You may travel via Path Trains and via Port Authority Bus Terminal on NJ Transit (Bus #126).

For local parking info, visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/

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

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

Nursery – Pre-Kindergarten $12,970 (Half Day 8:30 – 11:15 am)

Early Childhood Extended Day $8,680 (Extended Day 11:15 am-3:00 pm)

Kindergarten – Grade 4 $21,650 (Full Day 8:20 am – 3:00 pm) 

Middle School – Grades 5-8 $22,690 (Full Day 8:20 am – 3:20 pm) 

All Saints Episcopal Day School offers need-based financial aid. Approximately 13% of families receive some form of financial assistance.

 

Baby and Kiddie Galileo Preschool and Daycare

GROVE STREET: 360 Grove Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.798.0343

Serving 0 – 18 months

http://www.galileopreschool.org/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm, Emergency Services and After Hours Available

The Grove Street location is within walking distance of Grove Street Train Station.

NEWARK AVENUE – 175 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.798.0343

Serving 18 months to 13 years

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm, Emergency Services and After Hours Available

Parents may pay weekly or monthly. The prices listed below are based on a five day per week attendance and a full day. For more details, please visit their website and for special circumstances, please contact the director.

0 to 1 years old $300

1 to 2 years old $285

2 to 3 years old $265

3 years and up $245

Teacher Radios meet or exceed the state requirements:

Infants 4:1, Young Toddler 6:1, Preschool Age 8:1

Galileo Preschool and Daycare follows the Behaviorist Model. They believe children learn best in a structured environment where items are carefully presented, and learning is rewarded. They believe self-esteem is developed as children grow, learn, and develop. Baby & Kiddie Galileo proudly serves one of the most organic menus of all the preschools in the area. They serve wholesome and low sugar foods while introducing a variety of tastes and textures.

Gilliard Group Centers 

BABYWORLD: 491 Ocean Avenue Jersey City NJ 07305 – Phone: 201.369.9991

 http://gilliardgroup.com/babyworld/

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

English, French, and Spanish are spoken here!

JERSEY CITY DAYCARE 100: 409-415 Halladay Street Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.432.7645 

http://gilliardgroup.com/jerseycitydaycare100/

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

English and Spanish are spoken here!

PARKSIDE PRESCHOOL: 202  Central Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07307 – Phone: 201.533.0570

http://gilliardgroup.com/parksidepreschool1/

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

English, Spanish, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog, and Arabic is spoken here!

The Gilliard Group Centers provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks up to school age with providing an after-school program and summer camp program. They invite the exploration of math, literature, arts, music, and science. The Gilliard Group Centers accepts Urban League, Program For Parents and Other Childcare Subsidies.

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School

324 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07304 – Phone: 201.706.3403

http://www.bergenlafayettemontessori.com/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: M-F 7:30am-6pm

(street and parking lot parking available, parking lot entrance on Pine Street, two blocks from Liberty State Park Light Rail Station)

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School is Jersey City’s only dual-language Montessori school. The school is a small tight-knit community, that currently serves children ages 2.5 – 9 years old (Toddler – 3rdgrade) and is in the process of opening an infant room to serve children 6 months – 2.5 for the 2019-2020 school year. The diversity of Jersey City is celebrated at BLMS and the school is proud to serve students who speak 6 different languages in their homes, as well as children from low, moderate, and upper income families and students with special needs. Service-based, experiential learning is at the core of the BLMS curriculum for Lower Elementary students (1st-3rdgrade) and students are frequently out and about in the community as a part of their school day! Lower Elementary students are also exposed to music (piano), dance, and visual art weekly through the school’s robust enrichment program that is infused directly into the school day. Students at all levels experience outdoor play, daily, on the schools brand new playground which was installed in 2017. Class sizes are small, with excellent student to teacher ratios, allowing children to have the individualized attention that is the cornerstone of The Montessori Method. The school also boasts a vibrant community feel and welcomes parent participation. Summer camp and extended day programs are available for children 2.5-6-years-old. Meal options are available to make lunchtime easier for busy parents. Register for an information or schedule a private tour by visiting their website’s information session page or sending them an email to [email protected] 

Starter Guide for Jersey City Newbies

Moving is never easy, especially with kids. It’s easy to see how newcomers to the downtown Jersey City or Hamilton Park neighborhoods could get a bit overwhelmed with the bustle of the area. Here’s a starter guide to get started, but be aware that Jersey City is a buzzing and growing city that continues to evolve before our eyes, so it’s by no means comprehensive. Feel free to add your own ideas to our Facebook page, or in the comments section!

And also, WELCOME! All of us at JCFamilies were new in town once too – we know and completely understand the mix of excitement, trepidation, and confusion that can come with a big move. We hope you’ll introduce yourself to us at our next event!

Shopping

While it might be less daunting to order everything online, there’s real value to getting outside and seeing what you see. Every time you step out, you will feel a little bit more confident and more comfortable in your new neighborhood.

There are several grocery and foodstuff stores within walking distance, but all of the following listed below also have parking lots (except Key Foods) so you don’t have to walk if you don’t want to. Key Foods, however, is the only one nestled right inside the neighborhood, meaning you won’t have to cross any multi-lane super-busy streets with your stroller.

  • Key Foods – 574 Jersey Avenue
  • Shop Rite – 400 Marin Boulevard
  • Acme – 125 18th Street
  • Target – 100 14th Street
  • BJ’s – 396 Marin Boulevard, right next to Shop Rite

Having a housewarming party? We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that there’s a giant booze warehouse open until 10 pm daily (except Sunday) which also has a parking lot, a create your own six pack craft beer section, a massive wine selection, and discounts on quantity.

  • Buy Rite – 575 Manila Avenue

In addition to the stores already mentioned, don’t forget that one of the biggest benefits of living in a major metropolitan area is that we don’t have to go to big box stores if we don’t want to. There are bodegas, corner stores, wine shops, and food trucks all around you. The Jersey City consumer is so selective, and has so many options, that you can be confident that any and all of those corner stores will be stocked up on the necessities and will operate in a clean and professional environment. We are proud of our ability to shop local – it’s great to have milk and eggs at the end of the block.

Entertainment – Family Friendly

Do yourself a huge favor and have a date night in the nearby bars and restaurants without your kids. There are hip and trendy options that are trying hard (and succeeding) to keep your dollars in Jersey City. That said, there are also lots of options for days and evenings with the kiddos.

  • The Liberty Science Center has four floors of entertainment. Get a membership. When the winter arrives, you’re going to need a place where the kids can run and feel the freedom that they feel outside without the wind whipping into their little faces. The science center is that place. There are always at least two exhibits/rooms for little ones, one which changes and one that stays the same. Right now the rotating exhibit is Curious George. There’s also a section with animals – the Eat and Be Eaten exhibit – and another area where there are giant fish tanks. Explore. You won’t regret it.
  • Hamilon Park & Newport Green. These are both parks with lots of outdoor space to run around, playground equipment to climb, slide, and swing on, and programming including farmer’s markets and movies in the park. Both are beautiful any time of year (ok, maybe not in the snow…), and are always full of friends. Friends are everywhere in Jersey City – chat someone up today!
  • Hudson Play is a new member to our downtown community. It’s a

    family playspace with activities that focus on interactive entertainment and fitness. Its design encourages dynamic play with its specialized areas for toddlers, state-of-the-art activities for preschoolers and a challenging Ninja Warrior Course for everyone else.

    Transportation

    There are many ways to get around downtown Jersey City, and so many of us are grateful for the walk-able design of the neighborhood. For those times we can’t walk to where we need to be, there are lots of options that are oftentimes easier than driving your own car.

  • PATH has stations at Grove Street, Newport, and Exchange Place. All of these will take you into lower Manhattan in minutes and operate around the clock.
  • There’s also a ferry into Manhattan.
  • The Light Rail takes you around New Jersey above ground. I’m know I’m not the only parent who gets on the Light Rail to go no where in particular, just rides the train wherever with my little ones. Kids LOVE the Light Rail. They don’t need tickets, but you do. Be sure to STAMP your ticket after purchasing it so you don’t get fined if they check tickets.
  • CitiBike doesn’t have child seats but it is a fun and easy way to get around if you’re on your own.
  • Ridesharing companies like uber and lyft have gotten really popular in the past few years. Jersey City has seen a huge increase in their use because many times it’s easier to get a car service than to figure out where you’re going to park.

Education and Daycares

There are so many options for day cares and schools in Jersey City that we couldn’t possibly list them all here. Some things to know and/or think about when starting your school search:

  • Jersey City provides a free public school option beginning at age 3. Since there is limited space in the local schools, JC outsources their pre-k program to contracted child-care centers. All of these contracted child care centers use the High/Scope curriculum.
  • In addition, many downtown and Hamilton Park families choose private, Montessori, religious, or cooperative education options for their young children because they allow parents more flexibility and can be closer to home than the public option.
  • Nannys and au pairs are also very common for parents who choose in-home care for their babies.

Did that help?

Like I mentioned at the beginning, this is not a comprehensive list. Jersey City is dynamic and transforming as you read this. But there’s some comfort in knowing the basics, and in making some friends in the know. We’re pleased you found us! Keep us in the loop – we’d love to hear about your experiences here!

Mel Kozakiewicz blogs at www.urdoingitright.com and has been living in Jersey City since 2003.

BIRTHDAY PLACES DIRECTORY: Birthday Party Places in Jersey City & Hoboken

Birthday party places in Jersey city & Hoboken

Are you planning a birthday party for your child? We are fortunate to have several options when it comes to birthday places in Jersey City & Hoboken. We have gathered a great list of local places where you can host your party. Check them out below.

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

MY GYM

252 9th street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Phone: (201)205-1218 – Email: [email protected]

www.mygym.com/jerseycity

HUDSON PLAY

189 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 431-3293 – Email: [email protected]

Hudson Play is an indoor recreational center for all ages. Have fun on their Obstacle Course inspired by American Ninja Warrior, while the little ones play safe in our soft play area.

HudsonPLAY is a great and exciting place for your Birthday Party as well. Their HealthBAR Cafe serves fresh smoothies, juices and delicious food.

PLAY passes start at $10

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

BUCKET & BAY CRAFT GELATO CO

150 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (347) 891-2586 – Email: [email protected]

www.bucketandbay.com
The great place to celebrate the birthday party in Jersey City: and We make our gelato completely from scratch using 100% grass fed milk. We have a variety of options for birthdays. We can offer small group gelato making classes for kids, gelato catering, and gelato cakes!

Book a private gelato party or book a class as a birthday party

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

KEY ELEMENT LEARNING

338 Grove Street , Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Phone: (201) 200-1160 – Email [email protected]

www.keyelementlearning.com/

Kids will love to celebrate the birthday at Key Learning Elements:

Celebrate your child’s birthday at Key Element Learning! With a variety of age appropriate themes for children 1-12 years old, our birthday planner will help you plan activities at our state-of-art facility for refreshments and fun. Our team will set-up, entertainment, serve and clean up.
Themed Parties we have held include:
-Tea Party, Mad Science, Fairy Princess, Arts/ Crafts, Red Carpet , Superhero, Space, Rock Star and Camp-Out

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

MAD SCIENCE OF UNION AND HUDSON

720 Monroe St, Suite E314B, Hoboken, NJ, 07030

Phone: (973) 542-8366 – Email [email protected]

www.unionhudson.madscience.org

One of the best place in hoboken to celebrate the birthday party of your child. Mad Science birthday parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows that come to you. Also, we have a location in Hoboken where we can host your party.

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

CKO KICKBOXING JERSEY CITY

150 Bay Street (ENTER ON PROVOST STREET), Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Phone: (201) 360-3072 Email HERE

www.ckojerseycity.com/

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

JUST 4 KIDS SALON

720 Monroe Street, Suite E-313, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 653-5887 – Email HERE

www.just4kidssalon.com

Who won’t love to have a little spa time on their birthday?

Treat your child to a memorable kids birthday party at Just 4 Kids Hair Salon & Nail Spa! With 14 different theme parties, what could be more fun?  Our kids birthday party boutique is designed for girls and boys, ages 3 thru 13.

Jersey City and Hoboken’s first and only – Just 4 Kids Salon offers haircuts, manicures, pedicures, birthday parties and more!  

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

CELEBRATE LIFE STUDIO

1200 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ, 07030

Phone: 201-687-9901 – Email: [email protected]

http://www.celebratelifestudiohoboken.com/

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

TINY GREENHOUSE

498a Jersey Avenue (between Mercer St. and Wayne St.), Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 333-8450 –Email: [email protected]

www.tinygreenhousejc.com/

Are you looking for a fun and creative space to celebrate your child’s birthday?

Tiny Greenhouse offers 2 hours birthday parties just for you and your friends. Birthday parties held at the studio are for ages 2 and up. We work with each family individually to make the day special. You pick a theme and we create art projects and adorn our room with a handmade banner, balloons and other decorations. We provide two different art projects for your party. One project is a collaborative art piece created by all your friends. For the other project, each individual will create their own masterpiece inspired by your personally chosen theme.

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

GYMBOREE

175 Newark Avenue, 3rd Floor , Jersey City, NJ

Phone: (201) 918-6988 – Email: [email protected]

Fun Children’s Activities and Zero Cleanup: Choose your child’s favorite theme and we’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! We specialize in 1st birthday parties all the way through to 5th birthday parties.

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

JC TAEKWONDO & KICKBOXING ACADEMY

150 Newark Ave, Historic Downtown Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 333-1006 – Email [email protected]

www.jctkd.com

Have yourself a Kick-Butt good time and have your Birthday Party with Us!

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

KID’Z MUSIK

260 Grand Avenue, Englewood NJ, 07631

Phone: (201) 965 -1273 – Email: [email protected]

http://www.kidzmusik.com/

Kid’z Musik is an educational and entertaining unique music program for children offering unforgettable Birthday Parties, Classes & Pre-school programs. Kid’z Musik’s truly unique program connects the power and magic of music, rhythm, and movement with the wonder of the child’s imagination. Book your child’s party today.

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

MUSIC PLAY STUDIOS

Address: 33 River Dr S, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Phone: (201) 869- 4704 – Email: [email protected]

http://www.musicplaystudios.com/

Come Party With Us!  Music Play Studios (the home of Music Together of Hudson County) is on a mission to enrich the lives of children and their families through the joy of music.

Entertainment Options for Your Child’s Birthday Party

Are you looking for someone to come entertain or to do activities with the kids at your child’s birthday party as well? Check out our list below for options in Jersey City & Hoboken!

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

ABC SING WITG ME! WITH CAROL LESTER

Phone: (551) 358-2135 – Email [email protected]

www.carollester.com

Bubbles, Musical Instruments, Parachute, Games, Puppet  BDay Parties specializing in 1-5 year olds!

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

SUPER SOCCER STARS

Phone: 212-877-7171 – Email [email protected]

http://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/birthdays/

PEE WEE MAGICIAN

Phone: (347) 495-7944 – Email: [email protected]

http://pwclown.com/

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

CICSO THE MAGICIAN

Phone: (201) 878-8483 – Email: [email protected]

Package #1: Magic Show with live animals (Dove and Rabbit) 30-40 mins long, then 20- 25 mins of balloon animals. 1hr in total $300. $250 without balloons.

Package #2: The, “What is Magic Show” with live animals (Dove and Rabbit) 30-40 mins long, then 20-25 mins of balloon animals. 1hr in total $400. The “What is Magic Show” is an educational show to teach the kids the eight traits of being a True Magician. Plus the kids will get a folder and tricks to go home with. The Tricks the kids get are showed in the magic show itself and it is explain how it is done.

Package #3: Face painting, balloons and tattoos only. NO MAGIC SHOW! 1-2hrs long $250-$350 (Depending on how many kids there are)

Package #4: All of the above. Magic show, balloons, live animals, face painting and tattoos for $450-$550 (Prices change on which show you pick and also the number of kids, standard show or the “What is Magic Show”) 2-3hrs

Note: Prices will go up if you are in the New York area.

LITTLE CLUB HEADS

http://www.littleclubheads.com/

Imagine having the greatest time on the dance floor, you feel like a superstar, the DJ is playing your favorite songs, the room is full, and you’re with your best friends—your family. Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “Family Time” by providing a dance party experience for kids ages 1-12 years old and their parents. At our events parents could socialize with each other while children have a chance to mingle, dance, perform, build self confidence, see live entertainment, and stay fit.

 

TRUE TO KIDS 

Phone: (212) 542-0892 – Email HERE

http://www.truetokids.com/

True To Kids by Tanya True, offers one of a kind, interactive music and movement based birthday party entertainment for 1st to 6th birthdays. Tanya is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, dancer and early education/development specialist who together with her guitar Lucy, brings the music, movement, and fun, and leaves awesome memories for the birthday child, family and friends. All the standard party staples are included like instruments, puppets, parachutes, bubbles and more. Familiar songs get a fresh twist, and immediately memorable originals are sprinkled in. Singing, dancing and yoga, oh my! Many families hire Tanya year after year. The awesome party memories are everlasting as children talk about how much fun the party was long after candles are blown out.

Receive a 20% discount off of your party for finding out about True To Kids birthday party entertainment through JCFamilies.

Include “JC Families“ in the subject line of your inquiry email.

True To Kids Parties are available in New Jersey, New York City, areas in New York outside Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Connecticut.

ROCKNESS MUSIC

www.rocknessmusic.com

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.

 

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PUPPETONIA

510 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: (201) 805-1739 – Email HERE

www.puppetonia.com

Celebrate your birthday party with Puppetonia!

We provide one hour of high-energy entertainment customized to your child’s age and interests.  Our show includes sing-along songs, dancing, bubbles, in a fast-paced amusing puppet show that is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.

 

Birthday Party Places In Jersey City

THE FUZZY LEMONS

Phone: (201) 743-8515 – Email [email protected]

www.thefuzzylemons.com

The popular kid-friendly rock band from Hoboken, NJ that will put a smile on both children and parent’s faces alike. Interested in booking the Fuzzy Lemons for an upcoming birthday party? They promise, as always, to put on a rockin’ show!

Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene!  

 

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SUPER SOCCER STARS

http://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/nj-summer-camps/

Multiple locations in Jersey City

Super Soccer Stars’ week-long Summer camps are the perfect way to keep your young soccer stars kicking away all summer long. Let your kid enjoy Fun in the Sun Camp, for ages 3 to 5; Indoor Mini Camps, for ages 2.5 to 5; and Full day Camp for ages 6 to 10.  Don’t miss a single chance to score a goal! Join one of their camps in Jersey City!  Programs are run in multiple locations in Jersey City. You can find out more at supersoccerstars.com or by calling the office at 212.877.7171

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MAD SCIENCE

unionhudson.madscience.org

Mad Science Kids’ Lab, 720 Monroe St # E314B, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 973-542-8366

Week-long science programs for ages 8-14. Choice for full day or half day. Select weeks with special topics for 5-7 year olds.

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BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

http://thebrunswickschool.com/programs/summer-program/

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

June 27-August 26, 2016 (2-week minimum). Half/Full Day Options – Weekly Themes –Field Trips – Ages 3-8 Welcome!

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MY GYM

  • JERSEY CITY: 252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone 201-205-1218 – http://www.mygym.com/jerseycity/camp

Dance, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, music, games, arts & crafts, and more!

My Gym camp is simply the best! Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, dance, martial arts, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same.   We provide a healthy snack for the morning and afternoon sessions.  For potty trained children 2.5yr to 13 yr olds.  To challenge the children appropriately, they will be grouped by age.

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HUDSON PLAY

http://hudsonplaynj.com

297 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-889-2837

Ninja warrior training camp with strength training for kids 5+. Additional set of activities to cover arts, music, math, science and personnel development (financial education exposure, presentation skills and other soft skills)

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CKO

http://www.ckojerseycity.com/

150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-360-3072

An active child is a healthy child. CKO Kids boxing is a fun and exciting way to keep your kids active. The children will learn the basic kicks and punches, we set up obstacles and other fun games while focusing on balance, coordination, and confidence!
Memberships include gloves and t-shirt
Every monday and wednesday from 4:15pm – 5pm
$69.00 per month

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CAMP RIVERBEND

www.campriverbend.com

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

June 27 – August 12, 2016 / M-F, 9:30am – 4:15 pm.
Located in Warren Township NJ (30 minutes from downtown Jersey City). Daily summer bus service included!
For boys and girls ages 3-14
Daily swimming lessons, all types of sports, crafts, nature, cooking, adventure course, special events, cookouts and much more!

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KEY ELEMENT LEARNING

www.keyelementlearning.com

338 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-200-1160

Our Summer Camp will operate from June 6 through August 26, 2016, and week to week enrollment is available to provide complete flexibility. Simply choose from 2, 3, or 5 day sessions either morning, afternoon or full day option. Although we require a 2 week minimum for our 2 or 3 day sessions, in order to allow for summer travel plans, the weeks do not have to be consecutive. Commit to 2 or 3 months commitment for a more convenient price.

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THE LEARNING SUITE / BERGEN-LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

www.bergenlafayettemontessori.com

324 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07304 – Phone: 201-706-3403

June 20, 2016 – July 29, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Before Camp Care from 7:30am – 9:00 am. After Camp Care from 3:00pm – 6:00 pm. Indoor and outdoor play, themed activities, field trips, splash day.

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THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 

www.teccsjc.org

95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: 201-984-4151

TECCS is a public charter school-admissions by lottery. Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm (Early drop off 7:45am-8:10) Aftercare 4pm-5:45pm

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TENNIS APPROACH

Tennisapproach.net

242 10th, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-344-7824

July for 4 weeks and possibly August for 1 or 2 weeks. Full Day Tennis Summer Camp for youth ages 5 to 12 from 9am to 3pm at Public School #37 next to Hamilton Park. We have a terrific art class built in as well. The focus is Tennis, athletic and motor – skill development.

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VIAQUENTI SCHOOL

www.viaquenti.com

837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: 201-222-0033

We offer Half, Full, and Extended Day. Swimming lessons, STEM, Crossfit for Kids, Music, Art, Cooking, & Gymnastics classes!

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

http://hamiltonparkmontessori.com/

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-533-1910

6/20/16-8/12/16, 8am-6pm, swim class, soccer and lots of outdoor activities, field trips every week, from 2.5 to elementary age.

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EMBANKMENT SCHOOL

www.embankmentschool.com

342 7th ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-898-5437

The Embankment School offers a summer program with projects that encourage innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness. The activities get kids to become “makers”–getting their hands dirty, creating things, putting things together, taking things apart, and having a lot of fun doing it all! The program will run for six weeks, beginning June 20th, each week having a different theme. Families can register on a per week basis, each week costing $395.

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LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

www.lsc.org

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201-253-1214

Fun, innovative, and inquiry-based STEM* camp curriculum. Hands-on exploration and challenges
STEM Summer Camp: Robotics, forensics, 3D Printing, Maker Lab, YL Mini Camp and More. Lunch and Snack are available daily. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

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HOPE CENTER SUMMER ARTS CAMP

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100/116 Cambridge Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone: 201-870-1549

Our extended weeks start date is June 20th through July 1st. The first session of camp is from July 5th through July 29th. We will be closed the week of August 1st. Our second session starts August 8th through September 2nd. Our Camp hours are from 8am to 6pm. We have early care from 7:30 am to 8am. We operate from Monday through Friday. Students participate in Singing, Dance, and Drama classes. They work together to put on a Camp Musical at the end of each session. Other activities include field trips, sports, arts and crafts, etc.

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SWIM STARS CAMP

Pool Address:Saint Peter’s University

870 Montgomery Street

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Working Hours: Tuesday: 6:00PM – 8PM  (6:00PM – 6:40PM, 6:40PM – 7:20PM, 7:20PM – 8:00PM)

Thursday: 6:00PM – 8:00PM (6:00PM – 6:40PM, 6:40PM – 7:20PM, 7:20PM – 8:00PM)

Saturday: 1:20PM – 4:00PM

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HUDSON MONTESSORI

http://www.hudsonmontessori.net/

10 Regent St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-516-0700

June 20-August 12, 2016 – Ages 3 – 12

Our Summer Maker’s Camp is for young Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Artists and Mathematicians who want to make their creativity and imagination come to life. Our campers will follow a different theme in each session, with each theme integrated into Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art and Math related activities. A day in our camp for ages 3 to 5 includes water play and outdoor play time, music & movement, cooking, Spanish, art & craft, jewelry making, Origami, field trips and much more. Activities for 6 year olds and up include swimming, tennis, scratch animation, 3D printing, chess, hip-hop theater, field trips and more. After Care campers will enjoy games and outdoor fun until 6:00 PM. Please visit our website for more details.

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FASTTRACK- LANGUAGES

www.fasttrack-languages.com

78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 718-825-6598

Children enjoy developing new skills. Let’s assist your child in developing his/her Reading, Writing and Math skills.

Children will follow a customized curriculum designed to meet the needs of each child. Math and Language will be combined with  a short Yoga session.

From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Jul 6-Jul 26 (3 weeks $885 )
Jul 6-Aug 2 (4 weeks 1,150)
Aug 3-Aug 16 (2 weeks $600)

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WORLD OF ABC

www.worldofabc.com

159 2nd ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-963-5555

Come join as at World of ABC for a summer full of fun, adventure, and learning! The Waldo Summer Camp offers three sessions beginning in July through the end of August to meet the needs of our families. Children rotate to four different stations throughout their camp day, experiencing fun activities related to the weekly theme. A few weekly themes are, carnival, mad scientist, pirates, outer space, and more! In addition, each day of the week features a lesson related to a either Engineering, Science, Geography, or Art, with an emphasis on combining learning with fun. Summer might be a break from academics, but that doesn’t mean that our students ever stop learning! In addition, children have the opportunity to attend weekly field trips to off-site locations. These sites include the Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Sandy Hook Science Center, Willowbrook Mini Golf, and Lyndhurst Sprinkler Park. Our summer camp program has also been designed by qualified and experienced teachers, and these same teachers lead each group of children throughout their camp experience.

Our summer camp’s first session (July 5th – July 22th),will include carnival games, different sports , and mad scientist experiments. During the second session (July 25th – August 5th), the children will celebrate Christmas in July and explore fun beach activities including a Luau! Children will then sail into our third and final session ( August 8th – August 26th), as they explore through activities related to pirates and end the summer with a blast in outer space! Come experience summer with us!

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HARBOR HILLS DAY CAMP

www.harborhillsdaycamp.com

75 Doby Road Box 516, Mount Freedom, NJ, 07970 – Phone: 973-895-3200

Camp Dates – June 27th to August 19th
Hours 9-4,
Location: Mendham, NJ
For over 50 years Harbor Hills Day Camp has been the summer home to thousands of campers. From Sports to Aquatics, and Outdoor Adventure to the Creative and Performing Arts, campers develop their skills under the supervision of our outstanding staff of counselors, specialists and coaches. Campers from ages 3-17 participate in a strategically-designed program of exciting activities. Harbor Hills includes door-to-door buses, daily hot meals and counselors of college age and a leadership team who are teachers or parents. Each summer campers become part of an engaging, enthusiastic and caring camp community that allows them to grow and thrive.

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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP

www.performingartsworkshop-nj.com

196 Morgan Street, Ground Floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-424-3075

Part-time programs for students age 3 and up. Full-time workshop for elementary-aged students (6-10)

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY

www.nextstepbroadway.com

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

Next Step Broadway’s Musical Theater Summer Camp ages 3-12, runs Monday-Friday 9am-4pm with options of early drop off and late pickup. Each day campers will enjoy indoor dance class, acting class, voice class and an arts and craft hour. Outdoor snack time, lunch and park play time. New Shorten day option for 3 & 4 yr olds.

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MATHNASIUM OF JERSEY CITY

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260 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-434-6284

Mathnasium is Jersey City’s neighborhood Math Learning Center. We offer a summer program of 12 or 20 drop in visits. We work with students one-on-one on individual learning plans based on their specific needs. The summer program includes a Written and Verbal Assessment.

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LEARNING LADDERS

www.learningladdersnj.com

35 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-918-6643

Starting on 27th June till August end with half day, full day and extended day programs located at 33 hudson street. Lots of outdoor activities, science, math, art and engineering based learning and fun activities

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ – JERSEY CITY, NJ

www.bricks4kidz.com/newjersey-jerseycity/

June 27, 2016 – Aug 19, 2016 (no camp on July 4th)

Two locations this summer:
Downtown – 209 Third Street Jersey City
JSQ Area – 41 Tuers Ave. Jersey City

Full Day : 8:45am to 3:15pm M-F $325/week
AM Session: 8:45am to 11:45am M-F $195/week
PM Session: 12:15pm to 3:15pm M-F $195/week

So many fun Lego themes to choose from .. Mining and Crafting, Superhero, Jurassic Brick Land, Angry Birdz, and so much more! Other activities include Arts and Crafts, Games and Prizes, Sports and Fitness.

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www.suratiinc.com

Surati Summer Camp 2016 for ages 4 – 12 yrs
Here is an awesome opportunity to unleash the hidden talents in your child! Through a combination of dance, theater and music, Surati’s Summer camps will introduce children to the exciting world of creative performing arts. From ancient fables like Panchatantra and traditional dance forms like Kathak, Odissi and Folk to Contemporary, Jazz and even Bollywood, we create a unique learning experience that will stay with your children forever. To know more about Surati go to www.suratiinc.com

Surati for Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded with a vision to showcase the rich cultural heritage of India through performing arts, education and community events. Since 2002, Founder-Artistic Director Rimli Roy and the Surati team have presented high quality cultural and artistic programming to Hudson County, NJ and beyond. Surati’s Holi and Diwali on the NJ Waterfront are among the most popular annual festivals in the region attracting thousands of people from around the US. In addition to training hundreds of new dancers every year, the group has also toured extensively with its staged productions and shows. Surati has performed in prestigious platforms like; Incredible India’s Annual Road Show (the Indian Ministry of Tourism) and the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (Indian Ministry of Textiles), The Kennedy Center and The Library of Congress (Washington D.C), The Lincoln Center (NY), The Reichhold Center at the University of the U.S Virgin Islands, The Rutgers University (NJ), The Alaska Performing Arts Center at Anchorage (AK), The Las Vegas Convention Center (NV), The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, The World Financial Center Wintergarden, New York City Hall and The Indian Consulate in New York City.

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THE RIVER SCHOOL

www.theriverschool.com

251 Warren St., Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-369-7003

Monday -Friday 7:30am -6:30 pm at 251 Warren St and 30 Newport Pkwy.

Field trips, soccer, swimming, art symposium and lots of out door play.

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LAKEVIEW DAY CAMP

www.lakeviewdaycamp.com

505 Riva Ave, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 – Phone: 732-821-8933

Start Date June 27 – August 19 – Camp Days run from 9-4
LakeView offers a traditional private day camp experience with a full offering in the arts with classes like ceramics, woodworking and mad science. In sports such as softball, basketball, soccer, tennis and more. In adventure with a high ropes course, full lake front canoeing kayaking and paddleboarding, archery and mountain biking. Finally we have a first class brand new swim complex.
Tours available on request just call the camp office at 732-821-8933

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NJCU COMMUNITY RECREATION

www.njcu.edu/camps

110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: 201-200-2528

• Fun-filled activities camp offering a variety of sports, swimming and arts and crafts.
• Campers receive daily swimming instruction
• Campers utilize both indoor and outdoor Collegiate Athletic Complexes

6 week long program with three two-week sessions available
Session 1: June 27 – July 8 $405 (NO CAMP JULY 4th / Price is prorated)
Session 2: July 11 – July 22 $450
Session 3: July 25- August 5 $450
ALL 3 Sessions = 10% DISCOUNT

• Ages 7-12 *6 year olds may be permitted on a case by case basis
• Camp Drop-off and Pick-up Location: TM Gerrity Complex – 235 New Jersey 440 Jersey City, NJ 07305
• Extended Day options available!
• Deadline to Register: June 1, 2016
• To register visit www.njcu.edu/camps
• For more information email [email protected]

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THE GROWING TREE LEARNING CENTER II

www.thegrowingtreejc.com

160 5th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-386-1502

All year around program

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STEVE AND KATE’S CAMP

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Elysian Charter School – 1460 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: 973-685-4089

Steve and Kate’s conforms to kids not the other way around. We offer a ton of fun, educational, wacky activities (such as bread making, music, animation, coding, soccer etc) that campers choose to explore at their own pace. We run from 6/27-8/26 M-F 7:30-6pm, day passes available (refunds applied to any not used so you don’t lose out), lunch is included (as well as snacks), all materials and hours. Want to come the whole summer? We have a membership option as well. Check out Steveandkatescamp.com for more information!

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WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

www.waterfrontmontessori.com

150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-333-5600

Summer Program for children ages 2 through 13

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GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

www.gardenpreschool.org

242 10th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-309-0440

GPC Summer Camp is located at Garden Preschool Cooperative, 1/2 a block from Hamilton Park in downtown Jersey City. Camp activities include arts & crafts, cooking, science, music, circle time and lots of outdoor time at Hamilton Park where campers will enjoy lunch, play games, let off some steam at the playground and, of course, cool off at the spray ground!

GPC Summer Camp runs June 20 through August 19 with regular hours from 9am-4pm. Before/after care is available at additional cost.

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STEVENS COOPERATIVE SCHOOL

www.stevenscoop.org/summer

100 River Drive S, Jersey City, NJ, 07310

Stevens Cooperative School’s Summer Programs in Hoboken and Newport!

We have something for everyone from ages three to 14, offering five unique summer programs including day camps for children ages three to 5th grade, academic classes for 2nd-8th grade and specialty camps (including 40+ classes such as Video Production, CSI Forensic Investigation, Maker Studio, Fashion Lab and Sports Zone) for PreK – 8th grade. Day camp field trips include visits to Alstede Farms, Secaucus Pool, NJ Rock Gym, the Bronx Zoo, the Meadowlands Environmental Center and many more.

Programs run from mid-June to August 12. Most programs include extended care until 6:00 pm. It’s a great place to be this summer!

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THE CRAYON BOX

www.njcrayonbox.com

54 Coles Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201 – 688-6060

 

June 27 thru August 19, 2016 (8 weeks) Enrollment is flexible, sign-up for as many weeks needed. 

MondayFriday (9am- 12pm) and (1pm-4pm).

Space is limited to 15 students!!!!

Registration is open to students aged 5-10 years old.

Registration closes: May 31, 2016, Register Early and receive 40% Discount. 

 

Kids love art and The Crayon Box– Art Camp provides them with a variety of experiences that will both entertain and educate them. Each week the art projects are centered on a different art theme. Activities will include both two and three-dimensional art such as drawing, painting, sculpting and crafts. Our camp is run by Gloribelle Hernandez,  an experienced and certified art teacher. Students are asked to bring a bottle of water, snack and a work shirt.

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JERSEY CITY CHILDREN’S THEATER

Jersey City Children’s Theater
83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ. 07302

JC SummerArts Jr. (ages 3-5) by Jersey City Children’s Theater & Nimbus Dance Works
Children will create original theater, shadow puppets, dance and song around American folklore and Native American stories.  Dance from Nimbus Dance Works and music from A Sound Start will be incorporated into the programming each week.

Choose up to 6 weeks for *$225/week:

July 18th – July 22nd

July 25th – July 29th

August 1st – August 5th

August 8th – August 12th

August 15th – August 19th

August 22 – August 26th

Register Early to save over $100!
Book as many weeks from now until * May31st for just $225/week.

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*Registration after May 31st:

* June 1st – 30th: $300/week

* July 1st – August 22nd  $350/week

 

JC SummerArts 2016: “CELEBRATE JERSEY CITY” (Ages 6-9)

The Courtyard, 209 3rd St. (Corner of Erie),  Jersey  City, NJ. 07302

Jersey City’s own Jersey City Children’s Theater and Nimbus Dance Works, along with music educator Andi Gunden, bring instruction in dance, theater, and music each week along with healthy doses of fun outdoor time and special events. The full day summer camp, for ages 6-10, focuses on a distinct theme each week with specialized arts experiences working with professional artists from a range of different art forms and styles. Each week features guest teaching artists including:  Surati (Indian dance & performance), Segunda Quimbamba (Puerto Rican Folkloric Music & Dance), Chazz Giovanni Bruce (NYC Hip Hop Theater Artist), Theresa Coombe-Mannino (Broadway performer).

With performances each week, lots to learn about and great friendships to build: come celebrate and learn at JC SummerArts!

 Week 1: July 18 – July 22- Showbiz Essentials

Week 2: July 25 – July 29- Indian Dance,  Bollywood and Panchatantra with Surati!

Week 3: Aug 1 – Aug 5- Latin American Music, Dance & Stories with Segunda Quimbamba

Week 4: Aug 8-Aug 12- Hip Hop: Dance, Spoken Word and Theater & Murals

Week 5: Aug 15 – Aug 19- Alice in Wonderland in Dance, Theater & Music

Week 6: Aug 22 – Aug 26- Hip-Hop: Michael Jackson Week!

Go to http://jcsummerarts.org/ for more information.

Places to Play Indoors in Jersey City and Hoboken

Indoor places for kids in Jersey City and Hoboken:

What is a mommy to do?

Don’t fear! There are plenty of fantastic indoor play spaces in Jersey City and Hoboken. Grab your energetic little ones and get them playing, singing, reading, crafting or exploring. And you don’t even have to travel that far. Check out our list of Places to Play Indoors in Jersey City and Hoboken.

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My Gym

 252 9th St, Jersey City

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. We have hundreds of locations in more than 30 countries offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. 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.

Liberty Science Center 

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City

No matter how the weather is, LSC is the best indoor place for kids in Jersey City. There are exhibits for kids of all ages and permanent fixtures that kids will love. Experience the wonders of space in the largest planetarium on the Western Hemisphere! General admission is $23.75 for adults and $19.75 for children 2-12! If you also want to experience the Sherlock Holmes Exhibit during your visit, combination passes for adults are $29.75 and $24.75 for kids ages 2-12.

Jersey City Public Library

472 Jersey Ave, Jersey City

The main branch of the Jersey City Public Library offers a Children’s Room that offers many children’s books and a plethora of events. Check out the events and programs calendar for information on events in all of Jersey City’s library branches. Events at the main branch include crafts, movies, performances and many other family-friendly activities.

Gymboree Play & Music

175 Newark Ave, Jersey City

At Gymboree Play & Music, our fall classes and special activities inspire learning at every turn. Our warm & vibrant play floor encourages your child to continue playing as weather cools outdoors. Join us for fall crafts and spooktacular story times during Open Gyms. Wear your costume to class as we explore literacy with favorite fall books. Our programs help your child from 0-5 years develop the physical, cognitive and social skills needed for confident learning. Your first class is always free when you make fall friends at Gymboree!


Tiny Greenhouse

498a Jersey Ave, Jersey City

Tiny Greenhouse is a “friendly art studio,” located in Downtown Jersey City, that offers art classes and more. They also offer a drop-in studio/open play for children! They have pre-set tables with clay, crayons, blocks, puzzles, toys, books, etc. Your little one will have a blast interacting and playing.

Hudson Lanes

1 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City

Strike! With over 60 Lanes, full service grill and arcade games, your family will have a great time at Hudson Lanes! Planning a birthday party? Party package start from $13 per child!

Key Element Learning

338 Grove St, Jersey City

One of the most popular indoors place for kids in Jersey City is Key Element Learning. This facility offers many classes for different age groups including art, language, music, literacy, cooking, science and more.

Kidville

1202 Shipyard Lane, Hoboken
Award winning gym, art, dance and music classes for kids makes Kidville the #1 place for families with young children in Hoboken! Kidville has classes for every kid! They offer a wide range of creative classes for babies, toddlers, and kids up to five years old – all developed by our team of early childhood development specialists. Choose from classes in music & dance, gym, art, enrichment, and much more!
Did you know that some of these play options can double as a space for your events? Jersey City and Hoboken  offers many outdoor and indoor activities for you and your family to enjoy!