Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City

You may find yourself hard pressed to find truly VEGAN restaurants in Jersey City as there are only some limited options available. This is a go-to guide laying it out plain and simple, where to go, what to get and whether to bring the kids.

http://www.subiasorganiccafe.comSubia’s 

506 Jersey Ave, Jersey City

This Van Vorst neighborhood staple has been around for over ten years with great success. It is the only TRUE vegan restaurant and pure vegan kitchen in Jersey City. The sister duo team that own the place are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and they will navigate you through any vegan question you have. The menu is comprehensive and there is something for everybody. Even my carnivore meat eating husband was impressed by the vegan rib sandwich. Subia’s also has an amazing dessert selection as well as a thorough juice list for those seeking something on the lighter side – the beet & spirulina combo is a real winner. I would recommend this café style restaurant for anybody seeking a delicious, filling, nutritious comfort food style meal. The home style, casual atmosphere and food make you feel truly welcome the second you sit down to read the menu, ideal for the entire family.

Kid Friendly 5/5

Stroller Friendly 5/5

Kid Friendly Foods 5/5

Pet Shop 

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

This relative newbie is a kitschy, fun, trendy local watering hole offering strictly vegetarian food. There are vegan options on the menu as well. Sundays they offer half off glasses on open wine bottles, get there early to avoid disappointment and to score a great bargain on some really delicious wines. The bar staff are extremely knowledgeable on pairing wine and drinks with the food menu. The kitchen offers up fun, modern and diverse fare. The Buffalo Cauliflower starter is a must and the Chili is sure to fill even the hardiest of bellies.

Kid Friendly 3/5   (during brunch hours you will have best luck with strollers and young kids)

Stroller Friendly 3/5

Kid Friendly Foods 5/5   (grilled cheese, soups and chili will all please the younger crowd)

Tea NJ

262 Newark Ave, Jersey City

This café is not strictly vegetarian. However, the menu is helpfully divided into vegan/vegetarian and carnivore sections. Largely a brunch/lunch establishment and café, so plan to wait a bit if you come on the weekend. Tea and coffee connoisseurs will love this place, the tea options are extensive – there are over 30 varieties of tea including traditional and more modern chai and bubble tea. My personal favorite has to be the dirty chai – this is ideal for caffeine lovers of all types – a tea and espresso concoction that will give you a caffeine buzz for hours. The menu offers fresh classic salads, wraps, sandwiches and all day breakfasts.

Kid Friendly 5/5   

Stroller Friendly 3/5 (small and limited space available)

Kid Friendly Foods 5/5   

Tidal Poke 

34 Exchange Pl, Jersey City

Also a relative newbie and always super busy during lunch, a testament to the popularity and success of the only true Poke “POH-keh” and Acai place in town. The menu offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. For Poke and Acai bowl virgins, here’s a quick low down – Poke is an old Hawaiian dish that’s a relatively new phenomenon to non-Hawaiian cities. It is a combination of fresh cubed raw fish, seasoned and served on a bed of vegetables and a base of typically rice or noodles, served cold, think of like a sushi salad of sorts. Poke is delicious and very healthy. Tidal Poke offers vegan and vegetarian Poke bowls. Acai Bowls are equally healthy, light and refreshing and are comprised of fruit and added crunchy goodies – basically thick smoothies topped with granola and fruit, then wolfed down with a spoon.

Kid Friendly 5/5   

Stroller Friendly 5/5

Kid Friendly Foods 3/5   (kids will love fruity, cold Acai Bowls, Poke Bowls may not appeal to all kids)

*Other top notch Jersey City restaurants with vegan dishes on the menu:

Third and Vine

Porta

Kitchen Step

Orale

Koro Koro

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Jersey City

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Fun Things to do in Jersey City

Fun Things to do in Jersey City

If you are a family living in jersey city with kids 10 years of age and younger, don’t miss these awesome free events we have planned for you!

Check out the list below of few upcoming events

 
The Fun is Coming With the Sun in Jersey City (Free Event)
Fun is Coming with the Sun:
Put your sun hats on for 3 hours of  FREE & FUN-TASTIC outdoor fun for the whole family!
Join for us for “Fun In the Sun” on April 29, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at City Hall Plaza, Jersey City.

RSVP NOW: http://bit.ly/2nWPqtC

JCFamilies School Summer Camp & Daycare Fair 2017 
April 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

RSVP NOW: http://bit.ly/2pywgio

 
JC Fitness Fair 2017
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for our 2nd annual #jcfitnessfair with Chicpeajc, on May 20th at City Hall Plaza in #jerseycity!
With last year’s smashing success, we are bringing all our local fitness and health experts back under one roof!

 
 
Mother’s Day Celebration in Jersey City
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Roll out the red carpet and make mom feel like a Queen this Mother’s day! @jcfamilies is throwing a fun celebration for its moms on Friday, May 12th4.00-7.00pm at Hamilton Park in Jersey City.

RSVP NOW: http://bit.ly/2pQcr2F
 
 
JC Kids Run 2017
June 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We are so glad to announce JCFamilies’ Third year of Kids race: “JC Kids Run’17”.

Calling all KIDS from 1 to 10 years for The JC Kids Run 2017!!!

All JC Kids Run Participants will receive a t-shirt, a medal and a participation certificate. Fastest runners in each age group will be awarded.

A race for the benefit of Embrace Kids Foundation . Let’s help to improve the quality of life for children with cancer, sickle cell and other serious disorders while having fun with our little ones.

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/JerseyCity/JCKidsRun

 

Spring Break Snacks: Lunch Ideas for Kids

Spring Break Snacks: Lunch Ideas for Kids

Your kids have either already been on Spring Break this week, or they are about it be. Here are some fun snacks to make with them while they are home over the next few days. Adapt and modify them to fit in with your families’ tastes. These snacks are very versatile, healthy and super easy. They also work great for lunchbox ideas, pack well for picnics, days out and road trips. Happy snacking!

Flower Power Fruit Cocktail Sticks

Cut little rounds of melon for petals and small circles for center, place on cocktail sticks along with grapes to resemble flowers. There are super cute for play dates or for a lunchbox surprise.

 

Cheesy Butterflies

Place open string cheese in center of the plate, adorn either side with berries to resemble the shape of butterfly wings, use pieces of carrot for antennas and eyes.

 

 

1 string cheese

Handful of blueberries

3-4 strawberries

Couple slices of carrot rounds

Cookie Cutter Sandwiches

Simply make your favorite sandwich and use fun cookie cutters to shape it, serve along-side fresh fruit and vegetables for a healthy, colorful lunch.

Bunny Bite Carrot Snacks


These carrot cake inspired mini bites are truly delicious and addictive. Not only are the scrumptious and naturally sweet (no added sugar!), they are packed full of nutrients and vitamins from the almonds, carrots, flax and chia.

Makes about 20 bites

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup coconut nectar syrup
1/4 chopped almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Tiny pinch of each – nutmeg, ginger and allspice

Spring Break Snacks: Lunch Ideas for KidsCombine shredded carrots, almonds, raisins, flaxseed, and spices in a bowl and stir to combine. Add almond butter and syrup to the bowl and stir again until evenly combined. Place mixture in refrigerator for at least one hour. Shape mixture into one-inch bites and keep stored chilled in the refrigerator.

JC Summer Camp Directory’17

Summer Camps in Jersey City :

Summer Camps in Jersey City

 

 

CAMP RIVERBEND
Camp Riverbend
116 Hillcrest Rd., Warren, NJ, 07059 – Phone: 908-580-CAMP

June 17 – August 11, 2017. For boys and girls ages 3-14. Daily summer bus service from Jersey City included.
At Camp Riverbend Day Camp, your child can experience the most memorable summer ever—in a safe, nurturing and caring environment dedicated to growth, friendship and fun! A full range of sports, crafts, swimming, nature and more! At Riverbend, we applaud effort and enthusiasm, fun and camaraderie and camp spirit. The Breene Family welcomes you to our camp family! Accredited by the American Camp Association and the State of New Jersey. New for 2017: Lunch included!

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

June 19th to September 1st, Full Day and Half Day available. Martial Arts, Dance and Gymnastics all in a fun and nurturing environment.

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HARBOR HAVEN
www.harborhaven.com
1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 (8 acre beautiful private school with outdoor swimming pool)– Phone:(908) 964-5411

June 27-August 11, 2017 / 9 am-3:40 pm (with before/after care available)

Serving ages 3-15 and 16-18 with mild special needs

Activities: swim, sports, creative arts, performing arts, academic reinforcement, social skills training, karate, computers, nature/science, cooking, bicycle riding, tennis, special events, trips, entertainment and more; speech/OT available, transportation available

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

KEY ELEMENT LEARNING
http://keyelementlearning.com/
338 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 200-1160

Our mini-campers will look through a window of colorful adventures and creative summer days with Key Element Learning’s education based summer camp curriculum. Each theme contains a variety of activities including Language Arts/Literacy, Math, Science, Creative Arts, Music and Movement as well as free play and socialization. Through free play and socialization, campers will become more familiar with the language and get to practice with peers. Our highly qualified native speakers have a passion for their language and culture as well as a desire for the children to have fun while learning. Our curriculum addresses all aspects of language: listening, speaking, vocabulary building, writing for older children; but most importantly, a lifelong interest in other cultures.

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

July 3rd through August 25th, Central Pickup 8AM to 5:15PM, Transportation provided to Suffern, NY.

There are no extra charges at Deerkill. They do not allow tipping, a large expense at many camps, and tuition includes the following:
• Door-to-door transportation by 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

For more information call 1-845-354-1466, email  [email protected] or log onto www.deerkilldaycamp.com.

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Come be apart of a half/full/extended day summer camp fun-filled for campers Prek-3 through 3rd Grade! Enjoy field trips, outdoor play, weekly themes, daily special events, physical fitness and creative-inspired daily periods of music, theater and art! Join for 2 weeks or for the full 8 weeks. We look forward to seeing you from June 26-August 18, 2017!

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SUPER DUPER TENNIS, LLC
www.superdupertennis.com
Phone:(908) 910-4894

Kids Tennis Week-long Mini-camp 8:30AM to 1PM, 3 camps offered in June, July & August.

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GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
gardenstreetmusic.com
1018 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone:(201) 683-9100

Weekly Dance, Music, Theater, and Art Camps
Every day we have a great schedule of classes for your child to enjoy!  Each child will participate in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, music, arts and crafts, and musical theater. Boys will be given a ballet alternative but all are encouraged to join in the fun!
Drop-off is between 8:30-9:00am and pick up is between 3:00-3:30pm.

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ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL
www.allsaintsdayschool.org
707 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone:(201) 792-0736

Summer Camp (Week 1- June 19-23 / Week 2- June 26-30) Early Childhood- half day camp: 9:00am-1:00pm: Two weeks of summer fun, including crafts, cooking, and daily stories with All Saints teachers. Each day is filled with special activities, water play and summer games centered on a variety of the wonderful places and cultures in our world.

 

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
www.teccsjc.org
95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone:(201) 984-4151

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SCIENCE CAMP @ LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER
www.lsc.org/camp
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 253-1380

Weeks of camp: July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4, Aug 7-11, Aug 14-18, Aug 21-25

Camp runs Monday through Friday; Camp hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Before and After Care available for additional fee

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).

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LEARNING LADDERS
www.learningladdersnj.com
33 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)918-6643

We are going to have a ZOOMING good time!!!!

Session 1: Mad Science (3 weeks): June 26 – July 14 (Closed Independence Day)
Session 2: Our Body-Exploration of the five senses (3 weeks): July 17 – August 4
Session 3: What’s bugging you? (3 weeks): August 7 – August 25

Choose from: Half Day (8:30am – 12:30pm); Camp Day (8:30am-2:30pm) Extended Day (8:00am – 6:00pm)

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY
www.nextstepbroadway.com
233 9th St, Jersey City, Nj, 07302 – Phone: (201) 706-3025

Join us for a performing arts summer camp at Next Step Broadway. Children will be dancing, singing, and acting their way to a “musical selections” performance.
~Campers meet Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
~Early Drop-off at 8:00am and/or Extended Day option(s) until 5:30pm are also available.

Session #6: August 21st -25th (1 WEEK ONLY) = $325 Full Day / $225 Shorten
Early Drop off : $55 / Late Pick up: $75 / Early Drop & Late Pick up $11

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TOTZ PLAY N LEARN
www.totzplaynlearn.com
231 Hutton Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07950 – Phone: (973) 652-0201

A summer camp where your child with or without developmental delays will learn developmental skills and pre-academics/academics through fun, structured learning activities, such as tracing, writing, reading, arithmetic and play, such as arts & crafts, yoga and obstacle course. We also offer learning activities for social skills, fine motor skills, social emotional, language development and appropriate behavior management. We are open from June 26 – August 31, 2017 (Monday – Friday) from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

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TENNIS APPROACH
www.tennisapproach.net
Phone: (201) 344-7824

Full Day Tennis Summer Sports Camp ages 5-12 9am -3pm after care until 4pm for younger kids.

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JC TAEKWONDO AND KICKBOXING ACADEMY
www.jctkd.com
150 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333-1006

JC Taekwondo Academy’s summer camp offers a 10 week camp with flexible times of 8:30am-3:00pm and 8:30am-6:00pm. Their camp is conveniently located in Downtown Jersey City only half a block from the Grove Street Path Train Station. They offer not only daily Taekwondo but also swimming, arts and crafts, sports, outside activities, academics, music, special guests, weekly field trips and more! Check them out!

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MAD SCIENCE OF UNION AND HUDSON
http://unionhudson.madscience.org/
720 Monroe St # E314B, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (973) 542-8366

We use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Children have so much fun that they forget they’re learning!

9 different weekly programs for ages 8-14 run 9 AM-noon, 1 PM-4 PM, or 9 AM-4 PM.

3 different weekly programs for ages 5-7 run 9 AM-noon and are only available for limited dates.

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THE PLACE FOR LEARNING @ PORT LIBERTE’S LIBERTY MONTESSORI
theplaceforlearning.org
8 Chapel Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 985-8745

Children will learning about Botany and the Circle of Life that Provides us with Food. Courses include: Fun Thematic Activities, Guest Speakers, STEAM Workshops provided in partnership with LSC, Cooking and Swimming, etc. Before and Aftercare will be provided.

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STEVENS COOPERATIVE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS
www.stevenscoop.org
301 Garden Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 792-3688

June – August 2017 – Ages 3 – 14

Looking for a great summer experience for your child? Stevens Summer Camp is one of Hudson County’s most popular destinations to play, swim, learn and compete in 45+ different kinds of camps and courses. Day camps include swimming, tennis, and weekly field trips. Weekly specialty camps are offered in a variety of exciting activities like sailing, biking, robotics, and fashion design, as well as academic courses in writing, math and science. Stevens Hoboken and Jersey City camps are conveniently located near PATH and Light Rail stations. For more information contact Abby Grandison at [email protected] or 201.792.3688 ext. 407 or visit our website at www.stevenscoop.org/summer.

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THE SOCCER LEARNING CENTER
www.SoccerLearningCenter.com
180 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)656-1156

Multi-sport, action packed camp for ages 5 to 10 – full or half-day options – outdoor and indoor play offering a wide variety of recreational options – small, personalized camp for boys and girls headed up by Coach Alex Lalaoui

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF HUDSON COUNTY
bgchc.org
225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333 – 4100

Looking for a fun outlet for young people during the summer that is safe, supervised and affordable? In addition to the afterschool programs for which Boys & Girls Clubs are known, we offer full-day camps during the summer at each of our Clubs.

Camp runs June 26-August 31, 2017, from 9:00am-5:00pm each day, with opportunities for early drop off starting at 7:30am and late pick up until 6:00pm at both our Jersey City Club (225 Morris Blvd.) and Hoboken Club (123 Jefferson St.).

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HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL
hudsonmontessori.net
10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)516-0700

Summer Maker’s Camp 2017, June 19-August 11. Eight weeks of exploration, making and fun for Toddler, Primary and Elementary campers. Amazing programs to give children opportunities to make discoveries in science and technology, such as Scratch Animation, Engineering and 3-D Printing. Dancing, Swimming, Tennis, Chess, Theater and Origami will also be offered along with exciting weekly Field Trips!

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TONAL ART MUSIC CENTER
www.tonalartmusic.org
47B Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone : (646) 667-0091

Guitar Ensemble Class, Rock Band Class, Private Lessons.

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WORLD OF ABC, THE WALDO SCHOOL
http://worldofabc.com/
159 2nd Street & 110 1st Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)963-5555

Our World of ABC Preschool Summer Camp for PreK 3 and PreK 4 students is structured around 4 themes, including Mad Scientist, Out to Sea, We Love Nature, and Sports and Fitness. Each day, campers will visit different stations, where they will explore and discover while playing, creating art projects or doing experiments! Campers will also participate in lessons relating to mathematics, reading, geography and science throughout each theme!

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BRIGHT HORIZONS
www.brighthorizons.com/plaza3
152 Plaza 3, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone:(201) 433-6370

June 26, 2017-September 1, 2017. 7am-6:30pm. Located in Harborside Financial Center, Plaza 3. STEM, Arts, Well Aware, Vendors visit location, ages 2.5-6years for summer camp program.

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VIAQUENTI ACADEMY
www.viaquenti.com
837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone:

This amazing summer program includes our unique Swimming classes in our building’s pool deck (3.5+yrs) , as well as weekly Soccer (18m+), Yoga, Gymnastics, Water Play (on our private outdoor playground), and STEM/Science classes to keep your children active and healthy! Summer camp students at Viaquenti have the benefit of not only keeping their bodies active, but their minds too! Viaquenti’s summer camp is divided into two sessions running from July 3-28th and July 31st-August 25th. Our school is conveniently located close to Newport and Hamilton Park in JC Downtown.

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JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY
Www.njcu.edu/camps
110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07307 – Phone: (201)200-2528

Sport activities based program, 6 weeks long 9am – 4pm with extended option available – swim lessons included

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EARLY BEGINNING DAY SCHOOL
www.Earlybeginningsdayschool.com
338 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)918-5623

Our summer program is 9 weeks from July 3rd, 2017 – September 1st, 2017 from 9:00am–3:00pm daily.

Tuition is paid weekly at the end of EACH week. Camp is $285 per week. We will still have before and after care from 8:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-7:00pm for $9/hr. If requested we will open at 7:00am to receive a child.

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

Let your child’s imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
Zaniac Summer Camps are the perfect combination of STEAM learning and fun. Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs and grouped for your child’s age and grade. One week sessions. Full & Half Day Camps.

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KIDDIE ACADEMY OF HAMILTON PARK
www.kiddieacademy.com/hamiltonpark
255 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Join us at our April 1st Summer Camp Open House from 10am-12pm at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park and Kiddie Academy of Hoboken offerring two great programs less than 2 miles apart!
**Space is limited! Enroll today to secure your campers experience**
Mini Adventures Highlights:
Our youngest campers will enjoy water play at the Spray Park twice a week in addition to fun in house activities and special guests! Mini Adventurers will also take several walking trips and enjoy summer camp crafts and fun cooking projects! Your little camper will be delighted with their very first summer camp experience!
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THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY
210 9th Street, Suite1, Jersey City, NJ – 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-8111
8:30-1pm or 8:30-5:30pm. Must register For 5 days/wk. Two 4-week sessions. Outdoors a lot!
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FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY
209 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 338-8320 ext 210
The Jersey City Campus of the French American Academy offers a French Immersion Summer Program from June 26 to August 18 from 8:30 to 3:00 pm with optional After Care until 6:00 pm.
Our 8-week camp will be split into 4 themes that will run for 2 weeks each. Specialists will come to our camp to do assemblies on gardening and recycling for our Earth & Nature theme. Sports, Music and Dance teachers will come for our Health & Movements as well as our Music & Dance themes. Special projects will be lead by a Technology Teacher for our Young Engineers theme.
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KIDVILLE

http://www.kidville.com/hoboken/classes-and-programs/camp
1202 Shipyard Ln, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201)377-5495

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FASTTRACK-LANGUAGES
78 Erie street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201)685-8220
Have an awesome time with us this summer!
*Gymnastics *Programming* Reading* Writing* Math* Spanish* Piano*
We believe in following the needs and interests of a child in order to support his or her development positively and effectively. This involves fostering a prepared environment for learning with meaningful and rewarding experiences plus LOTS OF LOVE and FUN!
3 to–6 yr old FTL Summer Camp Sessions 2017 Limited spots available
Jun 26-Jul 7 / Jul 10–Jul 21 / Jul 24 – Aug 4 / Aug 7 – Aug 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12: 45 p.m.
Early drop off available if required
Children will bring their own snack and water
Parents and teachers will get together three weeks before camp
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NIMBUS DANCE WORKS
209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 377-0718
Dance, Theater, & Music. 6 themed weeks: July 24-September 1. Monday-Friday 9-3 with early drop-off/late pick-up offered.
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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP
196 Morgan Street, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: (201) 424-3075
The Performing Arts Workshop will offer a variety of weekly dance classes for age 1yr (with parent/caregiver) to 17, from June 21 through July 27; as well as our signature Early Childhood ‘Dance & Play’ part-time drop-off program for ages 3-5; and will bring back BOLD Arts for ages 6 to 10 for one very special week (July 10-14) to create an original musical!
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APPLE MONTESSORI

https://www.applemontessorischools.com/jcfamilies/scpage
1055 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken, NJ 07030 | 201-963-4949
220 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030 | 201-222-1464

Your child will love summer at Apple Montessori, named Most Loved Preschool by local parents. A Montessori-style summer means jam-packed summer fun AND learning! Research shows “summer learning loss is real” (New York Times, 2011) and our program is designed to help children ages 2-6 beat the summer learning slump. Super Kids Montessori curriculum supercharges your child’s aptitude for math, reading and writing. Plus, summer is a time for fun, friends and creating new memories with field trips, in house events like the Reptile Man, arts and crafts, cooking, drama and dance and much more.

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ELYSIAN CHARTER SCHOOL
www.ecsnj.org
1460 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201)876-0102

For more information contact John Rutledge or Pam Gorode at [email protected] or 201-876-0102. You can find registration forms and more information on the camp at www.ecsnj.org/elysian-summer-camp/camp-registration-form/

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THE ACTING SPACE
theactingspace.net
256 Montgomery St. #1, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 275 -2699

A performing arts school located in the Barrow Mansion. We offer Acting, Singing & Dance during 5 two-week summer camps beginning June 26th thru Sept 1st. Choose from 5 different musical theater productions to act in. Classes held Mon thru Fri (9:00 am – 3:00 pm). Combine with Improv or singing classes held Mon thru Fri (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm). Choose from Hip Hop, Broadway Dance, Yoga, and Dance Aerobics in our Dance/Fitness Saturdays.

 

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HOBOKEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
www.hobokenmuseum.org
1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 656-2240

Hoboken Summer Enrichment Day Camp offers five fun filled, week-long sessions for campers ages 4-5, and 6-9. Camp starts at 9 am, and ends at 12 pm or 1 pm depending on age appropriate session. Three sessions geared for ages 6-9 offer activities in art and photography, firefighter’s, and treasure hunts. Two sessions geared for ages 4-5 offer activities in firefighter’s, and everyday superheroes. All camps are focused on historical investigation; and offer several walking day trips to locations within our community. We offer two camp locations: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, and The Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield Street.

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI
http://hamiltonparkmontessori.com/programs/summer-camp/
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 533-1910

Get ready to learn while having fun!

Registration for Hamilton Park Montessori School 2017 Summer Enrichment Program has begun!
Our Summer Enrichment Program provides students fun and exciting themes while our HPMS teachers support students in their math, reading and writing skills. Cost includes field trips, backpack and water bottle.

Swimming, soccer, and tennis are part of the weekly activity while field trips/presenters top off an already incredible summer experience (Early Childhood and Elementary).

HPMS Summer Camp is divided into two four-week sessions. The session dates are as follows:
Session 1: June 26 through July 21 (camp is not in session on July 4)
Session 2: July 24 through August 18

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JOYS IN TEACHING TUTORING
Thejoysinteaching.com
508 Grand Street,  Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 423-1200

• Open for K- 6 •$275 per week • $100 one time registration fee • Breakfast and snack served daily • 8 am – 3pm
•Academic, Enrichment and Recreation programs daily • Aftercare program available for an additional fee up until 6 pm

Combining academics with enrichment and recreation, our summer camp will develop and strengthen key academic skills with everyday life skills.

Students in our camp will engage in
• sports
• book clubs
• math workshops
• reading workshops
• creative arts
• STEM  & more

Each week is themed for a unique experience, opening up a world of learning at a low cost.

Week 1: Young Entrepreneurs
Week 2: Young Creatives
Week 3: Young Explorers
Week 4: Young Artists

JC Feministival Series 2017

Feministival in Jersey City: Women in Business in Jersey City

JC Families would like to extend a warm invitation for you to participate in the JC Feministival Series 2017! Local Businesses in Jersey City

JC Feministival is a series of events, which will serve as a means to empower, showcase and promote local businesses owned and operated by women! Each Feministival will feature local female artists, fashion designers, healthcare providers, educators and other entrepreneurs. JC Feministival Series is a launchpad for women, who invest their careers and passions into further enriching our diverse community.

When and Where: JC Feministival will take place at Hamilton Park and City Hall Plaza, May through September 2016, on a second Friday of every month: May 12, July 14, Aug 11, and Sept 8

Who: 8 to 12 female entrepreneurs will be selected by the JC Feministival review panel to participate in each event with the attendance alternating from month to month ensuring diversity of programming.

Why: To be able to showcase your products, offer tastings (if applicable) and perform demos of your services.

To be featured in business directory on www.jcfamilies.com specifically highlighting the participating businesses owned and operated by women

To be a part of a network of fellow strong women entrepreneurs right here in Jersey City

About JCFamilies and our Partnership:

As you might know, JCFamilies is a one-of-a-kind resource for parents in the Jersey City and Hoboken areas. We provide our partners with an unparalleled reach to local, diverse, socially connected and well economically established families in the neighborhood. JCFamilies organizes some of the most talked about family events in the area attracting your target audience.

In order to support local female entrepreneurs, JC Feministival participation fee is offered as follows:

  • Small woman-owned businesses: $125.00
  • Established businesses such as daycare, schools, etc: $200.00    

To learn more and apply for participation, please complete our registration form

For sponsorship and other inquiries, please contact

[email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating local female entrepreneurs together!
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Local Businesses in Jersey City

FAQ’s

  • What is feministival?  To support women-owned businesses.
  • How can i participate? Fill out form on our site and send back.
  • What is fee to participate? Please refer to form for fee information.
  • Do I need to bring my own table? We provide one 6ft table and one chair.
  • What happens if it rains on day of event?  In case of rain you will be able to participate in following event. 
  • Do you offer discounts to participate? At this time we are not offering any special discounts.
  • Will I be able to sell my products? Yes, you will be able to sell your products.  Food vendors please email us separately as you will need to have appropriate license and permits to participate.
  • Do I have to be a registered business? Yes, business must be registered.
  • Does my business have to be registered in Jersey City? No, as long as it is registered. 
  • What is target market? We will be offering event in downtown JC. We have many young diverse families in our area with parents ranging in age from 25-45 and children ages 1-10 years old.
  • Can men apply to participate? This event is for women-owned businesses only.
  • What’s in it for me? To be able to showcase your products, offer tastings (if applicable) and perform demos of your services.

To be featured in business directory on www.jcfamilies.com specifically highlighting the participating businesses owned and operated by women.

To be included in special programming at the end of each event (participating businesses are welcome to join programming sessions at the end of all five events): sessions on networking, marketing and other relevant programming.

To be a part of a network of fellow strong women entrepreneurs right here in Jersey City.

13 Reasons to spend #FieldTripFriday at Turtleback Zoo

Fun things to do in jersey city

1.-Free Parking. It’s VERY CLOSE to the entrance. And it’s in a covered garage with an elevator. We’re from Jersey City – we feel the value of this feature in our souls.

2.-It’s not a long drive. It’s on 280 just past Newark. If you’re paying attention and don’t get on 280 the wrong way, you’ll make it in 30 minutes. The kids can handle the drive without wearing a pull-up or having a major meltdown fit. Plus there are dozens of low flying airplanes and construction vehicles on the side of the road to entertain them.

3.-There’s a Dunkin Donuts literally across the street from the zoo, so if you (like me) rush out of the house un-caffeinated, you can grab one in the drive-thru before you go in.  Which brings me to my next point.

4.-You can bring your own snacks. There is a beautiful dining area, which sells food in case you forget or just don’t have enough time to get it together in the morning, but if you’re on a budget or simply want your kids to eat the carrots you bought the day before, you can bring them with you. No one will yell at you.

5.-They sell memberships. Family memberships pay for themselves if you get out to the zoo twice. Which you will. They’re open all year and this place doesn’t get old. You’ll definitely use it twice.

6.-You can bring your stroller but you don’t have to. Of course, this depends on the age of your kids (and whether or not you have a backpack – let’s face it, the stroller is used mostly to lug all our stuff around) but it’s not so huge that they can’t walk around the zoo. More like run, really – it’s an exciting place for kids. Or you can rent the carts there if you need to. They look like safari jeeps.

Fun things to do in jersey city7.-The animal enclosures are really close to you, and to each other. It’s not a giant zoo where you might see one animal every two hours. As soon as you walk in, there’s a half a dozen penguins swimming and strutting about. They’re right on the other side of the glass and they appear as if they appreciate the attention. It’s a great way to start a trip. They also have monkeys, a petting and feeding area, bison, wolves, a butterfly tent, a bird sanctuary where kids can feed the birds using popsicle sticks, sea lions, giraffes… The giraffes are new this season and my kids LOVED them, especially since we read Giraffes Can’t Dance the night before.

8.-There’s a playground with a huge climbing frame and a shielded area where moms can sit and gossip in the shade.

9.-They have a train that goes past the giraffes, the pond, and through a tunnel. I recommend doing this first – the line can get long and kids get impatient but I find that if you do it first, they’re still electrified about being at the zoo and are more tolerant of the wait. Plus they love the train. It’s worth the wait.

Fun things to do in jersey city10.-The carousel has different animals on it instead of just horses, and also they require parents to go with kids, which is awesome because you don’t have to tell me twice to get on a merry-go-round!

 

Fun things to do in jersey city11.-Pony rides! Need I say more? The ponies are pretty small and the white one had a pink harness that every little girl in the line discussed at length.

12.-Dunkin Donuts is across the street. Did I mention this already? It’s great on the way out too. Maybe I have a problem. Don’t judge me.

13.-My kids fall asleep on the way home, which means I get to sit in my car and drink my coffee while reading a magazine once we get home. This might seem like a minor point, but hey – there are no dishes to wash or laundry to fold in the car.

Fun things to do in jersey city

Mel Kozakiewicz is the founder and CEO of The Moxie Group, a marketing and consulting company in Jersey City. www.jerseycitymoxie.com

 

Take the Ferry for Fun! Jersey City to Manhattan

Fun things to do in jersey city : Take the kids to lower Manhattan for some fun activities! Here are some that my family has been enjoying.

Fun things to do in jersey cityThe Ferry

The ferry is part of the adventure! Kids love boats and who can resist a ride on the Hudson River? It’s a short ride, but a fun one. Catch the ferry at the Paulus Hook Terminal at the end of Sussex Street at the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in Jersey City. The ferry takes you over to the World Financial Center Terminal in lower Manhattan. For a quicker and easier experience, download NYWaterway’s smartphone app and purchase your tickets in advance. FYI, there are brand-new (and clean) bathrooms at the Paulus Hook Terminal in the building you buy tickets. [I would suggest using them before the ferry ride because the ones at WFC aren’t as clean or nice.] The ferries depart every 15 minutes and travel time is approximately 7 minutes.

Fun things to do in jersey city

Fun things to do in jersey cityHit the Park

There are two great parks very close to the WFC Terminal in NYC. Rockefeller Park is the closest and is located just off the waterfront walkway to the left of the ferry terminal. It is located at the north end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace. There is a duck pond, wide lawns, as well as a large playground. The playground offers a sand area, water features, unique playground equipment and more. Plus, you can pick up free equipment at the Batter Park Conservancy Parkhouse for ping-pong, knock-hockey and other games! Teardrop Park is located between Warren and Murray Streets, east of River Terrace. This two-acre park features a fantastic slide, sand boxes, an “ice wall”, water play areas, places to rock hop and much more! Hit one or both of these parks during your excursion and the kids will love it! Rockefeller Park is also a great place to wait for the ferry, since you can see it from the playground.

Fun things to do in jersey cityTake a Walk or a Ride

The Battery Park City Esplanade runs along the Hudson River for the entire length of Battery Park City and is lined with parks and gardens. It’s a great place to walk from the ferry with many interesting stops along the way and gorgeous views of Jersey City! There is also a bike path. Taking a bike on the ferry will cost you an additional $1 per bike, but can be worth it, especially with the reduced ferry rates on the weekends. If you don’t have a bike, there is a convenient Citi Bike location at Vesey Place and River Terrace, very close to the ferry terminal. If you are into biking, try riding out to West Street and north up the West Side Highway. The views are terrific and there are many things to do along the way, including The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Fun things to do in jersey cityGo to the Movies

The Regal Battery Park Stadium Cinema is just blocks from the ferry terminal. This movie theater is newer, big and offers large comfy seats and 11 screens. Plus, there’s always convenient show times for families.


Visit a Museum

We all know there are a ton of museums in the NYC area, but choosing one can be tough. Luckily, there are some interesting museums within walking distance from the ferry at WFC. The Skyscraper Museum is located at 39 Battery Place just off Battery Park. It’s a great option for kids who are very into buildings. Another fun museum that’s not too far is the National Museum of the American Indian located at Bowling Green. They offer family activities including music, dance and art. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is now open and a close walk from the ferry. The Battery Park City Library is located at North End Avenue at Murray Street. The library offers many activities and events for families.

Fun things to do in jersey cityEat!

So, there’s also some good eats around this area. One of our favorite post-park eateries is Shake Shack’s Battery Park location. It’s only a few blocks from the playgrounds I mentioned and it’s just around the corner from the movie theater. Plus, there is plenty of outdoor seating, so it’s perfect for beautiful summer and fall days. They offer everything you want from a Shake Shack, including burgers, fries and those yummy milkshakes. There is also a Blue Smoke located in Battery Park, as well. The famous BBQ restaurant boasts menu favorites like fried chicken and ribs. They also offer a kids menu featuring mac and cheese, ribs and grilled cheese (plus dessert!). If you feel like walking a little bit, I highly-recommend Luke’s Lobster, located on William Street in the Financial District. It’s a nice walk from the ferry and the lobster rolls are delicious.

Also visit Brookfield Place NY, where you can find a French market and a huge dining area, also they always have some show or activity going on for all ages.