9 Things to do for New Year’s Eve & Day in and around Jersey City

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Things to do in jersey city

Nye17: A Night To Remember

Saturday, Dec.31st from 9 to 3 Pm, At Taphaus, 2nd street, Jersey City

Buy Tickets here: https://nyejc.splashthat.com

Chicpea X Hayoner Present:
A lavish black and white grand ball on the water. Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at Taphaus in Downtown-Jersey City, NJ.

Inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 ‘Party of The Century’

Event Details Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701342763529164/
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“The Big Little Railroad”

From 10-11:30am

Liberty State Park

http://libertystatepark.nj.gov

Explore the transportation history of the CRRNJ featuring the historic Jersey Central Railroad film, “The Big Little Railroad” followed by a guided walking tour of the restored terminal. No pre-registration is required; please meet at the Information Desk inside the Terminal building.
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New Year’s Eve Family Cruise

Pier 16, 89 South Street,  New York, NY 10038

Take the whole family along for a night of New Year’s Eve fun on the New York Harbor! Kids and parents can dance the night away, play Wii games, enjoy treats, party favors and more. This event is best suited for older children, as the cruise boards at 9:10 pm and sails until 12:20am. Tickets are $116 per child ages 3 – 12 and $199 per adult. Family packs are available for $700 (2 adults and 2 children).

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12 Days of Science

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

December 21 – January 3 (closed 12/25)

The LSC will be open both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, so it’s the perfect place to get out of the cold and get the kids active! This holiday celebration includes the new Infinity Climber, building and displaying a huge snowflake, meet a live penguin, Animals Out and About,  Solve It! Avalanche Challenge,  Animal Encounter, Beekeeping: The Sweetest ScienceStory Time: Winter ExplorationSnowflake VillageRainforest RescuersLiquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Touch Tank.

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Holiday Lights Spectacular 

Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ

Phone: 973-731-5800, turtlebackzoo.com

You still have time to check out Holiday Lights if you haven’t already done so this season. Holiday Lights will be open on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from 5pm – 9pm through January 3. The zoo will not have Holiday Lights on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. However, Holiday Lights will be open on New Year’s Day, although the zoo won’t be open during the day. The event is free to the public, though donations of canned goods, toys and pet food are encouraged.

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New Year’s Eve at the Funplex

Funplex
182 Rte. 10 W., East Hanover, NJ

Phone: 973-428-8772; funplexeasthanover.com

6:30 pm–12:30 am

Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with six hours of unlimited indoor attractions (plus 40 free tokens!),  music and an all you can eat buffet? We didn’t think so. Special online price of $49 beforehand or $54 at the door. Reserve before 11/30 and receive a bonus arcade card worth $10. Your kids will be ecstatic about that, no doubt!

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“Noon” Year’s Eve

Pump It Up – pumpitupparty.com

10 Middleberry Blvd., Randolph, NJ – Phone: 973-252-9777

8 Commerce Way #135, Hamilton Township – Phone: 609-586-5517

Throughout the day starting at 11am

If you’ve got youngsters that will have fallen asleep by the strike of midnight, Pump It Up has the New Year’s celebration for  you. Bring the family to this indoor play place for some bouncing before the countdown to “Noon” Year’s Eve, with four different jump times to choose from this year.

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Ocean City First Night

300 West 9th St., Ocean City

609-399-1412; oceancityfirstnightnj.com

With eight hours of non-stop entertainment at different venues throughout the town, you will enjoy yourself to the fullest. With events right up until midnight, your time will be spent to the absolute max this year in the most enjoyable way possible.

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Midnight at the Oasis Party

Sahara Sam’s Oasis

535 North Route 73 , West Berlin, NJ

https://www.saharasams.com/2016/posts/nye-midnight-at-the-oasis/

Saturday, December 31, 2016; 7:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Admission: 64.95 per person

Families get to enjoy this themed indoor water park with lots of water attractions and land events. Jam out with their DJ, play games and win giveaways. The New Year’s Eve Party includes: Admission to the Park Foam Party Delicious Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts Themed party goods (hats, noise makers, etc) Champagne Toast (for adults 21 and over) Sparkling Cider Toast for the kids.

Holiday Events In And Around Jersey City

Things to do in jersey city

The holidays are fast approaching and we are excited to share holiday events in and around Jersey City for this season!

J E R S E Y   C I T Y

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things to do in jersey cityHDSID Annual Tree/Menorah lighting with Mayor Fulop and Santa
Dec 8th – 5pm to 8pm
Newark Avenue Pedestrian Area
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Holiday Market
Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City
Nov 1- Dec 22:  Every Monday and Thursday Through December 22

The Artist & Maker Market is back for the Holiday Season! Find fabulous gifts for everyone at The Grove Street Path Plaza every Monday and Thursday.

Skip the crowded malls & avoid lost packages in the mail this Season by buying directly from local artisans and makers!

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things to do in jersey cityProject Market: Winter Wonderland

City Hall Plaza, Jersey City

Saturday Dec 3rd and Sunday Dec 4th 11-6pm

http://www.thejerseycityproject.com/project-market-2016.html

Project: MARKET returns for its 4th year on December 3rd & 4th, 2016. The heated outdoor market located in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City, NJ will act as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season highlighting local, celebrating seasonal, and encouraging economic growth amongst small businesses. Join them and EAT.SHOP.DRINK

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things to do in jersey cityThe Polar Express: An IMAX Experience 

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

Nov 25-26 and Dec 3-10-17

http://lsc.org/blog/lsc_movies/the-polar-express/

Check out The Polar Express on the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, right here in Jersey City! Bring the kids to see this family film. Tickets are $12.50 for children 2 – 12, $14.50 for adults for non-members. For members, tickets cost $11.00 per child and $9.50 per adult.

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things to do in jersey citySanta Fest 2016

14th Street Garden, Jersey City

Sunday, Nov 27th 1-3pm

Sunday, Dec 11th 10-1pm

http://www.14thstreetgardencenter.com/pages/santa-fest

Santa’s coming to 14th Street Garden once again!

Parents will be able to take their own pictures and don’t forget your letter for Santa!

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Free Pictures with Santa

Bambino Chef, Jersey City

***date and time to be confirmed

Bring the kiddies for free pictures with Santa and some cookies, too!

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Jersey City Nutcracker

Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4 Auditorium, Jersey City

December 13-18

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2708608

Join in the holiday tradition with an urban holiday Nutcracker! $20 general admission and $11 for students and seniors.

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Winter Market

December 17th from 12pm to 4pm at Explore 2000.

Family Friendly Atmosphere – FREE ENTRY

This event is an indoor market held throughout the school halls where the community can shop, vendors can purchase a table to sell goods, gifts are donated to help students purchase items at an affordable rate, and students create crafts to vend.

In order to enhance the school’ current activities and initiate new programs, they must rely on the support of generous donors.

All proceeds help to benefit the Explore 2000 Student Activity for Afterschool Programming.

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Macy’s Herald Square, New York

Now – Dec 24th

Located on the 8th Floor of Macy’s Herald Square, this winter wonderland includes a North Pole village complete with live elves, Santa and much more holiday fun!
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Santa’s Flight Academy

The Malls at Short Hills, NJ
Nov 11- Dec 24
http://www.shopshorthills.com/holidays

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind interactive Santa experience! Once you arrive, visit Grand Court to register your child for Santa’s elite flight crew and receive a personalized badge. Use your personalized badge to help Santa and his elves get ready for their journey. Children will be able to try on a virtual flight suit, learn about navigation, power the sleigh and dance under magical lights and snowfall and finally enjoy a visit with Santa as an official member of his flight crew.

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holiday-lightsHoliday Lights

Turtle Back Zoo
Nov 18 – Jan 2 – Closed Dec 24-25
Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting! Admission to light show is free with paid admission to zoo. Adult price is $14.00 and for children ages 2-12 $11.00 from April 1st through November 30th. Adult price from December 1st through March 31st is $12.00 and $10.00 for children ages 2-12. Children under 23 months are always free.


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16CLS_FurryChristmas_Insta.jpgPet Photos with Santa

Celebrate Life Studios, 1200 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030

Saturday, Nov 19th 1-3pm

Get your pet photos with Santa in time for the holidays at Celebrate Life Studio in Hoboken! Portions of the proceeds from each session will benefit LHS. You can reserve your time slot HERE!

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Image result for botanical gardens train showHoliday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden

Nov 19 – Jan 16


http://www.nybg.org/hts16/

Join the Botanical Garden in celebrating their 25th year of holiday magic.  Explore a winter wonderland across their 250 acres with special tours, acappela performances, Winter Harmonies Concerts, poetry readings and activities for kids.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children 2-12 for weekdays, $25 for adults and $10 for children 2-12 weekends. Children under 2 free everyday.

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

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Santa’s Workshop

Staten Island MakerSpace

450 Front Street Unit B (entrance on Thompson St), New York, NY 10304

http://www.rgtoydrive.org/

http://www.makerspace.nyc/

Saturday, Dec 3 10-4pm

Wanted: Good hearted elves to make toys for the 22nd Annual Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Toy Drive!

Adults and children age 12 and up are welcome to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a volunteer event. If you would like to donate to help purchase materials they would appreciate it.
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2016-holiday-titleLoew’s Jersey’s Holiday Show

Sunday, Dec 4 2-7pm

http://loewsjersey.org/calendar/

Enjoy a traditional live  holiday concert sing-along at 2:00pm and a screening of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 3:30pm.

Admission to BOTH the Concert AND Movie:  $12 Adults / $8 Kids & Seniors (Movie Only: $10 / $7 Kids & Seniors)

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a needy child to the Loew’s annual Toy Drive. Donated toys will be distributed off-site by a local charitable service.

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Millburn Snowflake Parade

Millburn Ave between Holmes and Spring Streets

Sunday, Dec 4 1:30-4:30pm

http://downtownmillburn.org/events/snowflake-parade.html

The parade will be held on Millburn Avenue between Holmes and Spring Streets. There will be professional bands, clowns, costumed characters, and refreshments after the parade.

5 Ways to Use Your Leftover Pumpkin

Everybody loves having pumpkins for Halloween, but what do you do with the leftovers?

Well, it turns out that pumpkin is actually an incredibly nutrient dense fruit.

Below are 5 ways to use your leftover pumpkin. Each of these recipes uses pumpkin as the showcase ingredient and flavor. And they all taste like fall!

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

homemade-pumpkin-pureePumpkin puree is the basis of most pumpkin recipes and it is quite simple to make. So why is it that many people still buy the canned stuff? You won’t be one of them after following this recipe by The Pioneer Woman.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

roasted-pumpkin-seedsOk this one is a no brainer. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of beta-carotene. They also contain 48% of your daily fiber requirement and 42% of your daily magnesium.

Preheat your oven to 170 fahrenheit. Use some parchment paper to cover a cookie sheet. Clean your pumpkin seeds of any left over guts and dry them with a paper towel. Spread them out on the paper and sprinkle with seasonings of your choice. I love mine with salt and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes and let them cool before tossing them back!

Pumpkin Chili

pumpkin-chilliChili is a staple dish. There is nothing like leaving a pot of chili on the stove for a few hours to simmer while it fills the air with an intoxicating aroma. If you’re vegan, like me, nix the meat in this recipe and substitute the chicken broth for vegetable broth.

Olivia’s Cuisine Pumpkin Chili

 

Pumpkin Soup

pumpkin-soupNot only are soups a fantastic way to fill you up without filling you out, but they are also a great way to use up veggies that you have lying around. The Minimalist Baker’s blog has a simple and quick recipe for a delicious, creamy and vegan pumpkin soup!

Minimalist Baker’s Simple Pumpkin Soup

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

vegan-pumpkin-breadI love topping off a yummy meal with an even yummier treat. This fabulous pumpkin bread can be served hot with your favorite ice cream on top.

Check out Love and Lemons Vegan Pumpkin Bread recipe

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Winter Classes in Jersey City

Winter Classes in Jersey City

Indoor Tennis Classes 

  • Kids group lessons offered at 2 locations – Grace Church & HOPES
  • Hurry! Some classes already SOLD OUT – few spots remain!
  • 4:1 child-to-coach ratio – (4) age groups from 3 – 8 years
  • All equipment is provided and beginners are welcome

Ask about their waiting list if the class you want is sold-out

Grace Church (JC) Schedule:
(12 sessions, starting Jan 5th)
Wed – Big Aces (7-8yrs), 530-630 PM
Thurs – Mini Aces (3yrs), 330-4 PM
Thurs – Tiny Aces (4yrs), 330-415 PM
Thurs – Tiny Aces (4yrs), 415-5 PM
Thurs – Little Aces (5yrs), 5-6 PM
Register HERE: http://newjersey.superdupertennis.com/nj-jersey-city

Location Details:
Grace Church Van Vorst
Parish Hall Gymnasium
39 Erie Street (b/w 2nd and 3rd on Erie)
Near the Grove Street PATH in “Downtown Jersey City”
HOPES
Rue Gymnasium
301 Garden Street (b/w  3rd and 4th on Garden)
Near the Hoboken PATH in “Downtown Hoboken”

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Winter Classes in Jersey CityYOU could win a FREE 3 month KIDS membership at CKO Kickboxing in Jersey City. To enter your child please register for a FREE kids class durning the month of November. CKO Kids classes are held from 4:15 – 5pm every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. Please come in and mention JC FAMILIES PROMOTION. We will have gloves and you can watch and see how the class goes!

At the end of the month we will draw one winner from this group for a FREE 3 month membership for the months of DECEMBER, NOVEMBER, and JANUARY. http://www.ckojerseycity.com/ OR Call: 201 360 3072

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Winter Classes in Jersey CityTrue To Kids by Tanya True Playgroups, Parties and more!
True To Kids playgroups incorporate interactive music, rhythm play, yoga, dance, and many opportunities for support of language, fine and gross motor development. Tanya’s extensive knowledge of, and experience in early development coupled with her
Some groups like/need to rotate homes, but I have found that the same space each time can be supportive for the children. Mixed ages is fine.
In terms of scheduling, classes are held at the same time each week, for 12 consecutive weeks, with holidays off. Two free make up classes are included.
If you are interested in being part of a True To Kids playgroup but need help putting a group together, don’t hesitate to ask.
Private sessions and guitar lessons are also available.

 

School Open House 2016

NEWEST MONTESSORI SCHOOL IN HUDSON COUNTY: ENROLLING NOW

July 11 – August 31:  CALL FOR APPOINTMENT @ 201-985-8745

LIBERTY MONTESSORI: NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2016

PRIMARY CLASS (3-5 YEAR OLD)

EXPERIENCED, AMS CERTIFIED MONTESSORI TEACHERS

AUTHENTIC AMS MONTESSORI EDUCATION

FREE PARK & RIDE TO NY WATERWAY / SHUTTLE TO PATH

Contact : Call 201-985- 8745 OR Email : [email protected]

Website : http://libertymontessori.org

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Jersey City Pre-schoolHudson Montessori School Open House

November 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us on Saturday, November 12, 2016 for our Open House to learn more about our school, curriculum and the admissions process.  This is also a great opportunity to meet some of our staff and see the classrooms!

Please use this link to register for the Open House: http://hudsonmontessori.net/admissions/open-house/

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Jersey City Pre-schoolAll Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

September 20 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am

Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action. For families exploring admission for the 2017-2018 school year, tours are offered on the following Tuesdays:

September 20, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 22, 2016
As space is limited, advance registration is required. To register, click here:
Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School and a glance at our Spirituality assembly, followed by a tour. This event is intended for parents only.
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Jersey City Pre-schoolImmediate openings in Middle School-The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS)

June 29 @ 8:00 am – September 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Ethical Community Charter School,

Immediate openings in 6th grade and middle school!
Call us for more information: 201-984-4151 or [email protected]
Want to schedule a tour during the summer hours?visit: http://teccsjc.org/admissions
or sign up at: https://docs.google.com/…/1HgafK7jexBLJ-Q6T5rrCOw…/viewform…
        _________________________________________________________Hamilton Park Montessori School Open House Dates
  • August 4th at 9am.
  • October 21 at 9am
  • November 2 at 6pm
  • November 18 at 9am
  • December 9 at 9am
  • January 10, 2017 at 6pm
  • January 27 at 9am
  • February 10 at 9am
These sessions provide an introduction to the school as well as a tour of a classroom and are a great opportunity for parents to ask questions. They are for parents only (no children). Thanks so much and please let me know if you have any questions.
Hamilton Park Montessori School
Friend & Follow us:
Jersey City Pre-school
 
 
 
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Camp Riverband Open House“Family Camp Day” at Camp Riverband
We invite all families enrolled for the Camp Riverbend 2017 season to come for a day of camp fun for kids AND parents.  Both adults and children can try our climbing tower and zip line, archery, canoeing, gaga, crafts, pedal karts, s’mores and much more fun!    The time is TBD, probably 11 am – 2 pm
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Saint Dominic Academy
Jersey City Pre-schoolSaint Dominic Academy Announces 7th Grade Openings for September 2016While they are limited, SDA still has openings in both the 7th (and 8th) Grade for September 2016.If you are interested, we will be administering the Entrance Exam on demand throughout the summer.  In other words, you can stop by any day, Monday – Thursday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon for your daughter to take the exam which usually takes between 1 1/2 – 2 hours.  (The only week not available is August 15-18.)At the same time, please bring along the completed Application for Admission (attached) and a copy of her final report card for Grades 5 and 6 (if applying for 7th Grade) or Grades 6 and 7 (if applying for 8th Grade.)  With everything in hand an acceptance decision could be made within a few days of her taking the exam.Saint Dominic Academy’s 7th and 8th grade is a guaranteed admission into Saint Dominic Academy for high school.  Additionally, it is an accelerated program that prepares the girls for a most successful high school experience.  This year’s graduating class continued an outstanding tradition of being accepted into some of the country’s finest colleges and universities and was awarded a total of $9.4 million in college scholarships.In the 7th and 8th grades, the girls will complete a full year of high school French, a full year of high school Algebra and will be on the fast track to taking many Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high school.  They also receive the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive approach to STEM education – Project Lead the Way.If you have any questions about the 7th or 8th grade or would like to submit an application, please contact the Admissions Office at 201-434-5938, ext. 14Once again, space is limited, but we would love to have your daughter join the Saint Dominic Academy community – where we believe in girls!

Valentine’s Events for Kids and Families

Valentine Day’s is right around the corner and if you have little ones, you might be wondering about how to celebrate the holiday with them. Here is the list of Valentine’s Events for Kids and Familie.

Below, there are some unique activities in and around Jersey City, Hoboken, and NYC where you can celebrate the holiday with your family and kids!

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JCFamilies Valentine’s Dance Party at the Yoga Room at Base Gym from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. We have lots of activities for you and your little ones, including: Dance Party, Music, Arts & Crafts and more…

Fees: $14 per child

No fees for the adults

Buy the ticket to save your spot. Buy ticket here : http://bit.ly/2kaWMLU

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My GYM: Valentine’s Night Out: 

Drop your kids off for three hours of nonstop fun at My Gym. Activities include gymnastics, games, rides, songs, dance, relays, crafts, practice & play, and more!

From 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Pizza dinner and drink provided.

Perfect for children ages 2 and a half and up (potty-trained, please).

Pricing: Members – $40 (Siblings – $20) / Nonmembers – $50 (Siblings – $25)

Space is limited! Reserve your spot today.

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Jersey City Ballroom is offering a special dance date starting at $80 for a couple, with specialty add-ons such as roses, dessert or dancing by candle light. Availability by appointment on Feb 10-14valentines-events-for-kids-and-families

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CKO Jersey City: 

Valentines Day offers

3 classes + gloves for $19.99

or

take advantage of our Valentines Special membership offers!

ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP @ $89.99 per month

  • 100% OFF enrollment fees. SAVING YOU $99
  • A complimentary 30 min. pads session. SAVING YOU $75
  • 5 complimentary class passes. Bring a friend in for class. SAVING YOU $125
  • SAVING YOU over $350.00 right now!

https://www.clubready.com/getstarted/step1.asp?s=1150&id=108077

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP @ $109.99 per month

  • 100% OFF the enrollment fees ($99.00 savings)
  • One complimentary 30 minute personal training ($70.00 savings)
  • You must commit to a minimum of 3 months.
  • Total Savings of almost $200.00

https://www.clubready.com/getstarted/step1.asp?s=1150&id=109309

S A T U R D A Y , F E B 11th

Mad Science Kids’ Lab:

Parents’ Night Out! Enjoy a nice night out while Mad Science entertains your kids. But beware, they may be having so much fun they won’t want to go home! The night includes dinner, dessert, a fun science class, games and activities, and a movie!

6:00-9:30 PM at the Mad Science Kids’ Lab, 720 Monroe St # E314B, Hoboken (973)542-8366

This night will be out of this world! We’ll look at our galactic neighborhood — the solar system!
The night includes sandwiches, no-cook s’mores (graham crackers, Fluff, and spreadable chocolate), a great class, games and activities, plus a movie!

$30 per child grades K-6.
Register: https://register.madscience.org/unionhudson/workshop-register.aspx?regItemSessionID=193792

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Central Park Ice Festival on Feb 11th at Naumburg Bandshell (Mid-Park from 66th to 72nd Streets) From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of the Park’s most beloved statues.  More Details at http://www.centralparknyc.org/events/individual-events/ice-festival-2016.html

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan: 3D Valentine’s Day Cards ages 6 & older. Use children’s pop-up book making techniques to create a Valentine’s Day card that really pops! Please sign up in lobby one hour before the event.

More details at: http://www.cmom.org/visit/calendar?date=2017-02-11&age=

 

T U E S D A Y  , F E B 14th

New Moms and Kids Meet Up

Calling new moms and their babies!!
Come out and meet other moms at Bucket & Bay this Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am.
Come and build new friendships while you enjoy a cup of coffee!
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Super Bowl in and around Jersey City

Superbowl is this Sunday at 6:30 pm!! Get ready and plan with family and friends.

Check the spots where you can watch the game or get ready to stay at home while eating deliciously.

SUPERBOWL IN JERSEY CITY

Graze & Braise has special gluten-free, paleo buffalo wings available for delivery through FastBoy .

Loradella’s is offering a large pie, 10 wings, and a 2 liter bottle of soda for $21.99

Talde is offering pick-up of their wings, kale salad, and pretzel pork dumplings for Sunday. All orders need to be in by Saturday at 3pm

Lucky 7s is hosting a viewing party beginning at 6pm and they’re also offering catering for a minimum $100 order. Orders must be in by February 5th

Carvao BBQ is celebrating with a guest DJ, giveaways, and drink specials beginning at 4pm. Space is limited.

Amelia’s party begins at 5pm with happy hour drink prices and a special menu.

McGinley Square Pub will have 125 inch screen projection, special cocktails and trivia, They’re expecting to start at 1pm.

HopsScotch will have the game on their 20+ TVs and have food and drink specials.

Thanks to jerseycityeats for the previous information

9CTavernPre Game Bowl Time Happy Hour from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Sit back, relax, eat, drink and enjoy the game on one of our big screen t.v.’s. We’ll prepare the food and drinks while you score big. We’ll be playing the game with sound. Get in early and get your seats.

Dorrian’s Red Hand: On game-day customers can enjoy $10 Bud Light pitchers and $5 Fireball shots while watching the game on one of their many high-definition, big-screen TVs.

The Brightside Tavern: Game Day will feature food and drink specials as part of the Tavern’s annual football party. The main dining room has two huge 80-inch TVs and two additional rooms with massive 120-inch screens.

SUPERBOWL AT HOME

If you plan to stay at home with family and friends you can order online platters from Shoprite:

They even have options for pregame, game and half- time and desserts and decor.

Check the options here  and here

SUPERBOWL IN HOBOKEN

If you are in hoboken or planning to go, check these options brought to us thanks to hoboken happy hours.

The Ale House: 

  • $5 Personal Pithers
  • $5 Well Drinks
  • $5 Jameson & Jager Shots
  • $3 Bud Light & Budweiser Bottles
  • $2 Manning shots every time Peyton throws a TD

The Ainsworth: offering two 4-hour open bar packages for the big game. Both include an open bar and hors d’ouevres, and then you have a choice between standing room only or reserved seating.

Click here for standing room only tickets.

Click here for reserved seating tickets.

Cadillac Cantina: Cadillac Cantina will have the sound on all game and will be celebrating all night!

City Bistro: offering the following specials for the big game:

  • $4 Coors Light, Blue Moon, Sam Adams Seasonal, & Angry Orchard Drafts
  • $6 Appetizers (Special Menu)
  • Complimentary Buffet at Half Time

Green Rock: will be giving out half priced drinks for 11am-2pm if you wear a Green Rock shirt, and will be offering the following specials all day:

  • $5 Green Tea Shots
  • $12 Pitchers
  • $40 Bomb Pitchers
  • $0.50 Wings

McSwiggans: is offering a half price menu along with the following specials:

  • $11 Bud Light Pitchers
  • $15 Blue Moon Pitchers
  • $15 Goose Island Pitchers

Texas Arizona: Texas Arizona will have the sound on for the game and be celebrating all night.

Willie McBride’s: In addition to raffling off a Mountain bike, Callaway Golf bag and beer coolers, Willie McBride’s will be featuring the following specials:

  • $3 Domestic Drafts
  • $12 Miller Lite, Bud light, Coors Light and Yuengling Pitchers
  • $8 PBR Pitchers
  • $3 Shot Specials
  • $15 Beer Buckets

Black Bear: Black Bear will be running a free box pool for the first 100 people in the bar for a chance to win memorabilia and a 40″ HDTV. Drink specials will be the following:

  • $4 Blue Moon Pints
  • $6 Jack Daniels drinks
  • $6 Manmosas
  • $11.99 Coors Light Pitchers

Little Town Social: Little Town Social will be featuring a premium OPEN BAR that will last from kickoff through the end of the game. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by clicking here. There are also table and bottle service packages available, email [email protected] for more details.

Maxwell’s: Maxwell’s will be running a free box pool for the first 100 people to arrive for the game with prizes for the winners. The drink specials are the following:

  • $15 Buckets of Bud Light, Budweiser & PBR
  • $5 Shots of Jameson & Avion

Pilsener Haus: Pilsener Haus will be offering the following specials:

  • $4 1/2 Litre of Pilsener Haus Original
  • $7 1/2 Litre of Pho + Wings
  • $10 Bier and a Brat Special

Tally Ho: Tally-Ho will be hosting a beer pong tournament during the game and the winner will receive two flat screen TV’s and $300 worth of gift cards. They will also be offering the following specials:

  • $5 Jack Daniels Drinks and Shots
  • $9 Pitchers of Coors Light
  • $5 Boneless Wings
  • $5 Nachos
  • $14.99 for 20 Wings

Keeping active in the cold

child playing

 

Movement and exercise is important for everyone, but especially for young, developing kids.  As children’s nervous systems are maturing, they need movement to help them make sense of the world.  Children sometimes can improve their concentration and performance in school when they have movement activities interspersed throughout the day.  Active movement help children to know their physical boundaries and can help them improve their general health.  Our lives are getting more and more sedentary, especially with all the fun activities we can do with computers and all the great videos and shows for children.  It may be especially hard to find movement opportunities for our children now that the weather is getting colder.  Here are some ideas to incorporate movement activities indoors.

 

A mini trampoline designed for indoor use with children can  be used, especially if you have little space.  Exercise balls like you’d have for pilates can be fun for kids as well.  If you have more space, ride on toys and scooter boards can be used indoors.  Mattresses on the floor can be used for jumping on as well.  All of this equipment would require close adult supervision, of course.  To make it even better, join in on the fun with your kids sometimes!  Wrestling with a careful adult or older child involves lots of fun movement.  You can put tape on the floor (painter’s tape leaves little, if any, residue) and create lines to walk on, or jump across.  You can make shapes with the tape and have the children jump between circles, square, triangles, etc.  You could also make parallel lines with the tape and call it a river so the kids can climb into a box and row down the river.  Let your imagination soar!

 

Playing in the snow can be fun for kids of all ages!  You might head for indoor play places such as Gymboree or My Gym.  Other indoor attractions such as Liberty Science Center, the New Jersey Children’s Museum and indoor water parks can also encourage movement.

 

You can put on some lively music and dance.  Stop the music and play freeze dance.  Or you can make up dance moves and have everyone imitate each other’s moves.  You can toss a balloon in the air, or use rackets or paddles to hit it around.  You can take a sheet and play parachute and put the balloons in the parachute.  A lot of young kids like to have an adult hold onto either end of the sheet and have the child sit in the middle while the adults swing them back and forth.  You can play bean bag toss and have bins or garbage cans to throw the bean bags in.  Or you can crumble up newspapers and throw them around, throw them at targets, or throw them into bins.  You can play charades.  You can also walk like different animals – crab walk, jump like a frog, walk like an elephant – whatever!

 

These are ideas to get you started.  There are a lot of things you can do with children to get them moving inside.  If you have special equipment, you can use it.  But you can also just use your imagination and things you have around the house.  Have fun with it!

 

Linda Velwest is a pediatric occupational therapist working with early intervention. She also teaches Autism Movement Therapy classes

 

Ideas to play in the snow

Ideas to play in the snow: After the storm, kids are crazy to go outside. ow, if we go outside, let’s bring some fun with us.

Here there is a list of fn thing to do with the snow:

1.- Color the snow: Take some some spring bottles with water and some drops of food coloring. Take also the sand toys so you can pretend you are having an ice cream shop.

2.- Play snow tic tac toe:  Take some sticks and some rocks or pinecones as game pieces.

3.- Make snow angels and take amazing pictures

4.- Bring some snow indoors: Bring some of the snow and let them play as they are having a Bakery. Give them some baking cups and the sprinkles could be some little rocks and sticks.

5.- Snow kitchen: If you have some backyard bring their little kitchen and appliances and pretend the snow are the ingredients for the little chef.

6.- Make funny faces on the snow

7.- If you have a Ms. or Mr. Potato head, take the pieces with you and play with them in the snow.

8.- Snow fights: These are so fun, be gentle with the little ones.

9.- Bury a treasure: Hide some toy or treat on the snow and let’s start looking for it.
10.- and if you feel adventurous, build an Igloo. Here you can check the instructions.

15 things to do with your family in a snow day

So, Finally snow is coming! Let’s plan what to do so we don’t stay on bed all day. There are many fun things you can do with your family.

1.- Watch Netflix family friendly movies: Our recommendations are:

– Snow Buddies : “In this family-friendly tale, a feisty pack of golden retriever puppies embarks on an Alaskan adventure, braving snow, ice and danger along the way.”

– Nature: Snow Monkeys : “In Japan’s frigid Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows its place.

-Fireplace for Your Home: “Replicate the peacefulness of an old-fashioned, wood-burning fireplace, as well as a crackling yule log fireplace, all set to holiday tunes.”

-Pingu: On Thin Ice: “Getting himself in trouble is nothing new for the mischievous penguin Pingu as he returns for more hilarious adventures in this cartoon collection.”

-Chicken Run: “This engaging stop-motion, claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen on a British farm. The couple decides to run away from the farm, but they must first contend with the evil farmer who is intent on keeping them under her control. The chickens decide to attempt an escape so they don’t get turned into chicken pot pies.”

-Lilo and Stitch: “A tale of a young girl’s close encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch’s heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.”

-Secret of the Kells: “In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan (Evan McGuire) — who has no taste for battle — works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks.”

2.- Make a dance party: After breakfast, turn up the music and start dancing with the little ones. Once they are kind of exhausted ask them to help you to build a living room Campsite

3.- Build a Living Room Fort: Let’s flip our household routine upside down.  Wear pajamas, turn out the light, hide some snacks and make s’mores while watch a movie or read favorite books. Have tons of blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and stuffed animals. Hopefully they will be more relaxed and will take a nap under the fort.

4.- Make your own game: We found this website where you can make your own game with your own rules. How cool is that?

5.- Clean the house: We know , we know! Cleaning the house sometimes is not fun but this is the perfect day to clean your closets and get rid of the clutter in those drawers. Just 15 min each room and start the week with a house more organized.

6.- Arts and crafts: We have tons of arts and craft in our Pinterest board, Check them out and have fun!

7.- Neighborhood Play Date: Schedule a playdate with some of your neighbors. Make shifts so each family can have some quite time during the day.

8.- Bake; Kids love to cook and eat what they prepared afterwards. What about some cookies or muffins. When they are ready, also can be decorated,

9.- Photoshoot: Take all the halloween costumes, wigs, hats and glasses and make a fun photoshoot!

10.- Call or visit Grandparents: we bet you’ll make happy everyone with this one.

11.- Plan your next vacation: This is a perfect day to do it. One more thing out of the check list.

12.- Help a neighbor to shovel snow, specially if he is a senior

13.- Warm bubble bath for the little ones: Let them play for a while there before bedtime

14.- Write a letter with your little one to that family member or friend overseas.

15.- Play with the snow! Click here to read fun things to do with the snow.