Family Events in Jersey City This Summer

Summertime Fun in Jersey City

Summertime is the perfect time for the entire family to attend tons of cool events together. The kids are out of school, parents often get some time off, and the days are longer. You and the family can fit in tons of awesome activities into one single day or spread them out over the entire summer. However you decide to spend your time, there is no shortage of family activities to partake in in Jersey City this summer.

Let’s check out some of the best family events in Jersey City this summer. Whether you are looking for indoor activities, outdoor activities, educational activities, or something else, there is a little something for everyone this summer.

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4th Annual Cultural Diversity Festival

On August 26, 10 am to 2 pm, come and stop by at the 4th annual cultural diversity festival.

“Jersey City has one of the most diverse populations in the United States. Here you can find 75 languages spoken in the public schools. The city is engulfed in a blanket of diversity and is truly a melting pot. The festival is a day of celebrating the diversity in our community. There will be an array of fun and culture-related activities planned for the whole family, arts & crafts, musical acts, dancers, an art show and — of course — lots of delicious food representing the diversity in Jersey City.
This unique and special event would be a great opportunity for children and families to experience the vibrant and diverse cultures of Jersey City! Please join us at Hamilton Park, JC.”
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Annual “Summer City” Block Party

Shuster Group & Hamilton House are hosting a FREE end-of-summer kid-centric block party with a petting zoo, music, food & lots of activities!

Join us as we host our 2nd annual end of summer block party! Treat your kids to a day of fun under the sun. We have transformed two blocks near Jones park into a unique, kid friendly celebration! We welcome you to explore the wonders of Summer City.

Activities:
• Crafts & Activities
• Bounce House
• Petting Zoo & Face Painting
• Live Entertainment
• Local Food Vendors
• Basketball Competition

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The 2017 Chili Cook-Off and Mac & Cheese Showdown Extravaganza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The return of the 4th Street Arts Chili Cook-Off and Mac & Cheese Showdown together for the first time ever.

We will also be hosting The Thirsty Quaker who will be creating a curated Beer Tasting – more info to come soon.

 

 

Celebrate Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, September 16th with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s Sixth Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from Noon-8pm!

We are hosting over 250+ unique vendors from The Grove Path Plaza all the way to Coles Street!

This year we’ve teamed up with DayTrippers NJ to provide a shuttle bus service to and from the fair.

Our kid’s area will be packed with rides, face painting, games and shops for the little ones. (First Street)

Summer Film Series: Hamilton Park, Jersey City

Hamilton Park has been offering movies in the parks in Jersey City since 2013, and they will be offering them again this year on the following dates: June 23, July 28, August 25, September 23, and October 14. Movies begin at sundown. Keep checking the Summer Film Series page on the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association website for more information!

Hamilton Park has been offering movies in the parks in Jersey City since 2013, and they will be offering them again this year on the following dates:

August 25th- Star Wars – The Force Awakens

September 23rd – The Jungle Book

October 14th – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Movies begin at sundown. Bring something to sit on.

Shakespeare at the Park – Hamilton Park

July 20 – Romeo & Juliet

Performed by Hudson Shakespeare Company – Rain or Shine at the Gazebo

“Magicians’ Face-off” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Magic shows in Jersey City

Enjoy a “Magicians‘ Faceoff” at this year’s JC Families Education Fair!

We are inviting a group of talented magicians to show off their magical skills to our young audiences!
Get ready to be tricked, inspired and entertained!

JC Education Fair 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

JERSEY CITY! Take a look at the list of schools, daycare and activity Centers that will be attending #JCEducationFair  Saturday 23rd from 10am to 2pm in Hamilton Park.
Jersey City Recreation Department
The Early Childhood Department of the Jersey City Public Schools

Jack Horner’s Dino Dig

Family Events in Jersey City This Summer

If your kids love digging, discovering, and dinosaurs – boy have we found the best event for you! At Liberty Science Center, this dino dig is educational and heaps of fun. According to the website:

“Guests will have the unique opportunity to experience a paleontological expedition during the exhibition, working alongside LSC’s Dino Dig Guide Team to discover replica fossils of prehistoric creatures from the late Cretaceous period buried in the 35 tons of sand that will cover the specially designed space.” So, let your kids explore the rich history of the past and have fun while doing it! It is definitely one of the best family events in Jersey City this summer.


Yoga at Hamilton Park

August 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th

By Butterfly and Bird Yoga

10 dollars requested

Please bring a mat, water and towel

Best Swimming Classes/Lessons in Jersey City for kids & Adults

Best Swimming Classes/Lessons in Jersey City for kids & Adults

British Swim School USA (Multiple Locations in Hudson County)

British Swim School is the premier provider of water-survival and learn-to-swim lessons in the U.S., now also offering classes in NJ for everyone from 3-months old to adults. With a history of over 35 years, British Swim School currently teaches over 13,000 students per week nationwide, using their signature and award-winning methodology. Developed and refined by a former national swimmer for England, their goal-oriented program focusses on individualized learning in small groups of 4:1. Their highly-trained professional instructors give individual attention to each child, to make sure they progress as fast as possible. Lessons are always fun, but playtime is limited to 5 minutes per lesson in favor of skill development. British Swim School has been featured on national television and is aligned with the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation, whose mission is to protect every life from drowning through education and heightened water safety awareness. To find a location near your, and to find out which one of their 9 skill levels is the right for your child, visit http://britishswimschool.com/hudsonwaterfront/

Sky Club Fitness and Spa : Learn to Swim at Sky Club

Our Aquatic Kids programs are designed for all ages and abilities. We have small group classes with experienced instructors who are passionate about teaching kids to be comfortable and confident in the water. To register for classes, click on the Registration Form button at the bottom of the page.

125 Marshall Street,7th Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030 Tel: 201-222-2582

Swim Stars Jersey City

At Swim Stars our mission is to provide quality swim lessons to all of our Swim Star clients. Our vision is to create a learning environment where all of our customers feel safe and comfortable in the water. Providing both learn-to-swim and competitive swim lessons to all ages, we believe that swimming is a lifelong skill that should be enjoyed by everyone. At Swim Stars each student will receive personalized attention and be serviced by our experiences and skills as we look forward to helping them reach their aquatic goals.”

Swim Stars www.swimstars.biz
njswimstars Lovre lovre89@gmail.com2017444667
99 Highland Avenue Jersey City NJ 7306

Swim Stars Swim School : Pool Address: Saint Peter’s University,870 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306:     Email: info@swimstars.biz

Miss Yvonne’s Swim School 

Registration is now open for 2014. Swim school takes place over 10 consecutive weeks beginning June 30 for the summer in Hoboken. Five levels of classes are available to choose from, based on your child’s current swim level. All levels have the opportunity to swim twice per week and practice an additional two times per week. You may sign up for as many weeks as you wish, with no minimum.

Private lessons are also offered and can be arranged by contacting via email. Also, there are 30 minute drop-in classes offered for both infants (5 months – 2 years) and toddlers (3 – 4 years), in which you can get in the water with your child to try it out. You must pre-reserve a spot by calling or emailing in advance.

Hamilton Health and Fitness

This convenient Hamilton Park location is a big hit with local families! They offer Children’s and Adult Swim programs. Classes are for ages 6 months and up and they have. The classes run. Classes are $170 (members) or $220 (non-members) for 8-weeks and are 30 minute long. Pre-registration is required.

Newport Swim and Fitness

Located at 33 River Drive South offers a large indoor pool and swimming lessons to both members and non-members of the facility.

Classes are either 8-weeks with one class per week or 4-weeks with two classes per week. Registration is rolling, as there are new classes beginning every few weeks.

Pershing Field Pool 

Located at 201 Central Avenue in Jersey City Heights.

The pool is open year round, currently opens Monday – Friday from 7am – 8:30 pm and on weekends from 12noon – 6pm. Entry fees for this pool are: residents $3 for adults and $2 for children on weekdays and $4 for adults and $3 for children on weekends. For non-residents, the fees are $6 for adults and $4 for children on weekdays and $8 for adults and $6 for kids on weekends.

Saint Peter’s Swimming Pool

Located at Saint Peters University campus. They have two available programs: kids group lessons (Ages 4 -16) and adult lessons. Lessons are 40 minutes long and they offer siblings discount. For more information, call (718) 795 -5298 or e-mail them

Best Swimming Classes/Lessons in Jersey City for kids & Adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bayonne

179 W 16th St, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Phone(201) 858-6159

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Summer Fun: Pools and swimming lessons in Jersey City ( swimming Pools in Jersey City)

Choosing A Camp for your child ? Camp Riverbend

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp Riverbend
Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ
Building Self-Esteem at Camp : Camp Riverbend

One of the most important gifts a child can be given is a sense of confidence in himself or herself; the knowledge that he or she will be able to meet a new challenge.  Camp is a key place for children to succeed and acquire this fundamental skill!

While we don’t provide academic instruction at Camp Riverbend, our campers are learning and growing every day.  Of course children learn a lot at school, but in school children are constantly graded and evaluated in many ways.  At camp, however, children can try a host of new things, without having to worry if they “make the grade.”  This freedom, to experiment in a safe environment, is a major building block of confidence.

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp RiverbendWith a range of activities available at camp, kids have many opportunities to explore.  Campers are taught the skills to meet physical challenges, like climbing to the top of the high ropes tower or being able to pass our Deep Water Test.  They are given opportunities to explore their creativity while decorating a clay pot or playing rhythm games in performance.  Campers can cook an unfamiliar dish and learn to appreciate new tastes and flavors.  And even when changing for swim, campers are learning how to take care of their possessions and clean up after themselves–surely a very useful skill, parents will agree!

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp RiverbendOne of the most important ways to build confidence is by meeting new peers and making new friends. Camp is a great place for children to expand their social circles in a relaxed way, as they spend days together swimming, playing and having fun.

Our counselors are great mentors and a crucial force in helping campers succeed.  Counselors can directly teach campers new skills (like how to make a bounce pass in basketball) but there are other important skills that they are teaching indirectly through their encouragement and support.  As counselors encourage campers to keep trying, children learn persistence.  As counselors cheer on a camper’s achievements, children learn to trust themselves.  What an amazing gift!

Summer Camp In Jersey City NJ Camp Riverbend


CHECK OUT CAMP RIVERBEND AT THESE UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • “Alien Invasion” Open House (for children ages 3-14) with out of this world games, cooking, crafts and more!   Saturday, February 25 from 10 am – 12 noon
  • “Seuss-ical” Open House (for children ages 3-14). Celebrate the wacky world of Dr. Seuss. Games, crafts, cooking and more.  Sunday, March 19 from 10 am – 12 noon
 

Quick and Healthy Summer Snacks

Kid’s Lunch/snacks Ideas

Any mom will tell you that feeding a toddler can be a tough job. It’s especially hard to make sure they are eating healthy meals and snacks. Here are some great ideas for quick and healthy toddler snacks that will leave you feeling better about what your tot is eating – plus they are great for the whole family!

Kid's Lunch/snacks Ideas Fruit Smoothie:

This smoothie is so quick and easy to make. Kids sometimes drink quicker than they eat, so this one is a timesaver. Plus, you can edit the ingredients to fulfill many different nutrition needs and tastes. Try your child’s favorite fruits (frozen works great, but you can use fresh), instead of milk you can use orange juice or even water to thin the smoothie out, if you are looking for a lower glycemic index use agave syrup instead of honey. Hiding greens in the smoothie, gives it a highly-nutritious punch and you can’t even taste them with all the other flavors happening.

Note: I’ve found that the easiest way to make this is with an immersion blender (like this Cuinsinart model) – it takes just a few seconds to blend and cleanup is a breeze. But, feel free to use a blender!

1 Cup of low-fat Greek yogurt (like 2% Fage)

½ Cup frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, etc.)

Handful of frozen spinach, kale or any mixed greens

¼ Cup milk or another liquid of your choice

1 Tbsp honey

Combine the ingredients in a cup or pitcher. Blend with the immersion blender until all the frozen fruit is pureed. Add more liquid if you want a thinner smoothie.

Kid's Lunch/snacks Ideas Frozen Blueberry Treats:

These treats are perfect for spring and great for moms on-the-go. This is an easy and healthy snack that kids love. I call them “blueberry candies” to entice my son and he loves them. Plus, they are a great snack for mom, too!

1 container of blueberries

½ Cup Greek yogurt (and kind)

2 Tbsp honey

Wash and dry the blueberries. Mix the yogurt and honey in a bowl. Using toothpicks, coat the blueberries in the yogurt mixture and place them on a cookie sheet or plate. Once you are done, place them in the freezer for 1 – 2 hours or until frozen. Pop the yogurt covered blueberries into sandwich bags and you have a ready-to-go yummy snack.

Kid's Lunch/snacks Ideas Homemade Granola:

This bakes for 30 minutes, but the prep time is easy. Once it’s made, it’s a healthy quick snack for the whole family! You can add so many different ingredients to this granola to make it your own. Try different nuts, oil and dried fruit. It’s a very versatile recipe. Grab a baggie of granola on your way out the door, add milk and eat like cereal or add to yogurt parfaits.

3 Cups rolled oats

1 Cup sweetened, shredded coconut

1 Cup sliced almonds

½ Cup dried figs

½ Cup dried cranberries

1/3 Cup sunflower oil

1/3 Cup honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, coconut, almonds and dried fruit together. Add the oil and honey and stir until mixture is completely coated. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until the granola is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Once granola is completely cooled, store in a container and enjoy!

Kid’s Lunch/snacks Ideas

Swimming Lessons in the Jersey City and Hoboken Areas

It’s almost officially summer! It’s time to get out with the kids and head to the pool and the beach. That means it’s also time to get those kids swimming. Here are some swim lessons in the Jersey City and Hoboken area to take your little one. The facilities offer classes in a variety of age ranges, so there is surely a class that will work for you and your family.

Jersey City:

Best Swimming Classes/Lessons in Jersey City for kids & Adults

 

 

British Swim School USA (Multiple Locations in Hudson County)

British Swim School is the premier provider of water-survival and learn-to-swim lessons in the U.S., now also offering classes in NJ for everyone from 3-months old to adults. With a history of over 35 years, British Swim School currently teaches over 13,000 students per week nationwide, using their signature and award-winning methodology. Developed and refined by a former national swimmer for England, their goal-oriented program focusses on individualized learning in small groups of 4:1. Their highly-trained professional instructors give individual attention to each child, to make sure they progress as fast as possible. Lessons are always fun, but playtime is limited to 5 minutes per lesson in favor of skill development. British Swim School has been featured on national television and is aligned with the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation, whose mission is to protect every life from drowning through education and heightened water safety awareness. To find a location near your, and to find out which one of their 9 skill levels is the right for your child, visit http://britishswimschool.com/hudsonwaterfront/

Swimming Lessons in the Jersey City and Hoboken AreasHamilton Health and Fitness

This convenient Hamilton Park location is a big hit with local families! The pool is 49’ x 12’ and is heated for a comfortable year round temperature. They offer a children’s swim program is taught by certified swimming instructors. Classes are for ages 6 months and up. The classes run for 8-weeks and are offered in either a 30 minute or 45 minute class. Classes are $160 (members) or $216 (non-members) for a 30 minute class and $184 (members) or $240 (non-members). Pre-registration is required.

The various classes offered include “Parent & Me” for children 6 months – 3 years, “Children’s Beginner Basics” for children 3 – 6 years, “Children’s Beginner” for children 4 – 7 years, “Children’s Beginner/Intermediate for children 4 – 7 years, “Children’s Intermediate” for children 5 – 10 years and “Children’s Advanced” for children 6 – 12 years. They also offer private swim sessions for $40 (member) or $45 (non-member) per session.

Click here for the 2014 schedule.

Swimming Lessons in the Jersey City and Hoboken AreasNewport Swim and Fitness 

This gym offers a large indoor pool and swimming lessons to both members and non-members of the facility. Each class is either 8-weeks with one class per week or 4-weeks with two classes per week. Registration is rolling, as there are new classes beginning every few weeks.

Classes are offered for a variety of age ranges. “Baby and Me” classes are for children 8 months – 26 months and parents will be in the water with the child. Beginners – Advanced classes are offered for children 4 – 7 years of age. These classes range in cost from $179 – $350. Private lessons are available for children 8 – 16 years of age. They do not supply information online, so you must go in to the gym to pick up a schedule and to register.

Hoboken:

Steven’s Aquatics

Registration is now open for the summer session at Steven’s Aquatics in Hoboken. Sessions run from now until August 14th. Each session is 4 weeks and is $100 per person registered per section. “Infant & Tyke” for small children with a parent in the water. “Children Lessons” are offered in levels including “Introduction to Water Skills”, “Fundamental Aquatic Skills”, “Stroke Development” and more. Children must master one level before graduating to the next.

Click here for the class schedule and to register.


Miss Yvonne’s Swim School 

Registration is now open for 2014. Swim school takes place over 10 consecutive weeks beginning June 30 for the summer in Hoboken. Five levels of classes are available to choose from, based on your child’s current swim level. All levels have the opportunity to swim twice per week and practice an additional two times per week. You may sign up for as many weeks as you wish, with no minimum.

Private lessons are also offered and can be arranged by contacting via email. Also, there are 30 minute drop-in classes offered for both infants (5 months – 2 years) and toddlers (3 – 4 years), in which you can get in the water with your child to try it out. You must pre-reserve a spot by calling or emailing in advance.

Swimming Lessons in the Jersey City and Hoboken AreasSky Club Fitness & Spa 

Sky Club offers swim programs for all ages and abilities. “Baby and Me/Toddler and Me” classes are offered for children 6 months – 36 months. “Beginner Basic” is for children 3 – 6 years of age and is for children with little previous exposure to the water. “Beginner Intermediate” is for children ages 3 – 6 years old and is for kids that have little fear of the water and are comfortable in it. “Beginner Advanced” is for children 3 – 6 years old and is for children who can already swim a little bit. There are also three “Intermediate” level classes offered and three advanced level classes.

Classes are 6 weeks in length and group lessons are $120 (members) and $150 (non-members). Click here for scheduling and pricing information.