Camp Riverbend “Star Wars” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample Camp Riverbend’s awesome summer activities this winter at our “Star Wars” Open House Saturday Jan 13, 10 am – 12 noon. We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including “out of this world” games, crafts and cooking. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown JC; bus service included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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YEE’S HUNG GA INTERNATIONAL KUNG FU ASSOCIATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Iaido[email protected]

For Naginata[email protected]

For Jodo[email protected]

For Kyudo[email protected]

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SALSA FEVER ON2 DANCE ACADEMY

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

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AFRICAN FUSIN DANCE

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

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

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

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

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JOHN PAUL GARCIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE JERSEY CITY FIREFIGHTERS EMERALD SOCIETY

Camp Riverbend in New Jersey : Cinco De Mayo Open House

Camp Riverbend New Jersey

Camp Riverbend in New Jersey 
Choosing a camp for this summer?

Its Fiesta time at Camp Riverbend’s Cinco De Mayo Open House! Saturday May 5, 11 am – 2 pm. Fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors and enjoy a BBQ lunch in our new dining hall. Free! RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City; bus transportation to camp included.

Enroll by May 5 to catch the final Early Bird Discount!

Follow us on Facebook to learn more at https://www.facebook.com/campriverbendnj/

To know more about Camp Riverbend in New Jersey http://jcfamilies.com/summer-camp-in-jersey-city-nj/

JC Baby Fair’18 in Jersey City – ($2 Entry Fee)

JC Baby Fair 2018: Baby Fair In Jersey City For expecting and new parents

Supported by : Harborside, Carepoint, JCFamilies & Downtown Pharmacy

Please fill the following FORM to attend the JCBaby Fair’18

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

  • Breastfeeding Consultation:Breast Feeding can be difficult for some in those early days. Our experts can give you some great tips.
  • Product Samples: The market is flooded with baby products. Product samples can help you choose the right one for your children.
  • Raffle Prizes & Giveaways: There is always a long list of “must buys” for families. We have some essentials that would make any family happy.
  • Massage for Parents: Happy Family, Happy Baby! Pamper yourself with that much needed massage for those busy days.
     
    Please note that there is a nominal entrance fee which covers both  events:  $2.00 per individual (all ages, babies to grandparents). JCFamilies is a charitable(501(c)-3) organization and this small fee helps us to cover our costs.
    Some of the activities included in the entrance fee:
    12:00 am – Magic/Puppet Show with Wings of Magic
    1:00 pm – Music with Ron Albanese Polka Dots

For updates on event information visit our website at www.jcfamilies.com

-EXHIBITORS:

The Brunswick School: the newest preschool in Downtown Jersey City, offers child care and schooling from six months through Kindergarten.

Kiddie Academy   Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park:

Jersey City’s NEWEST child care with the OLDEST roots!

Come see what everyone is buzzing about! Did you know that KAHP is Jersey City’s #1 ranked child care center and #1 ranked summer camp program? Come experience our difference today! We are thrilled to offer a comprehensive, 12 month program for children 6 weeks – 12 years of age. Our facility provides oversized classroom spaces, award-winning faculty, onsite administration, a fun, hands-on learning environment with a curriculum designed and maintained by our Educational Advisory Board of professors. We offer community building events, live streaming webcam access, electronic daily reporting and gourmet meals freshly prepared onsite by our team of chefs!  Join in the fun on Instagram by following us @kiddieacademyofhamiltonpark  We look forward to having you join our growing family!

 

Waterfront Montessori: is an International Baccalaureate World School offering Montessori education for students from age 2 through Grade 8 and the IB Middle Years Program for students in Grades 6 through 8.

The British Swim School: From infants to adults, British Swim School offers swimming lessons that teach water safety and survival skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Our mission is that everyone, regardless of age or ability, has the opportunity to become a safe and happy swimmer!

True Dental

My Gym: offers kids birthday parties, Mommy and Me, gymnastics camps and other fantastic fun filled programs for ages 6 weeks – 10 years.

Carepoint

Little Movers PT:Physical therapy for mom and baby.

Tanya Buran: High quality professional baby photography service from Tanya Buran, Jersey City NJ resident photographer. Newborn, infant, baby, child, children, family photography at the convenience of your home or in studio in downtown Jersey City

Chilltown: Chilltown United will be collecting diapers at the event for their second annual “Clean Start Diaper Drive”. A lack of clean diapers affects the economic, emotional, and physical health and well-being of the entire family. Babies require 6-10 diapers a day. Diapers aren’t covered by government assistance programs and can cost low income families over $1,000 annually. The group is accepting baby wipes and diapers of all brands and sizes, with a special need for older toddler diapers size 4-6. This can include unopened boxes or sleeves of diapers.

Downtown Pharmacy: Easy to Access and Manage your RX needs. Refill and manage your prescriptions 24 hours a day by phone or order your refill online in just a few easy steps. Transferring prescriptions easy, too! Simply bring your old bottle to your local Downtown Pharmacy.

Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness

New York Life Insurance

Hartshorn Portraiture: Our NJ Portrait Studio specializes in Family Portraits, Pregnancy & Maternity Photography, Newborn Baby Portraits, Children Portraits & Boudoir Photography. Servicing NJ, NYC and NY areas.

One Hatched:  Connecting new parents with the professionals who care for them

Leaning Ladders: School for 0-13 years following IB curriculum

SPONSORS FOR BABY FAIR IN JERSEY CITY :

Babyganics: Babyganics creates products parents need to create a world where their babies are free to develop, thrive and grow boldly.

Baby Mantra: Baby Mantra proudly offers EWG Verified skin care products for babies, kids and expectant moms.

Pearhead: Unique and personalized gifts and keepsakes for your baby’s special moments.

Fridababy: Fridababy is the brand that gets parents. That means you. We are not a lifestyle. Far from it. We are a solution-based brand. The 411 of parenting. The who-do-I-call-in-the-middle-of-the-night-cause-my-baby-won’t-stop-screaming brand.

My Super Foods Company: Organic kids snack food company, MySuperFoods, founded by moms with a social mission to end childhood hunger. We empower parents and grow healthy SuperKids.

Photography by Esohe: specializes in newborn, maternity and family photography.

MAM: Everything you need to know about your baby & innovative baby products to support parents.

Pediped Outletpediped footwear offers a variety of stylish and comfortable shoes for children that promote healthy foot development.

Covered Goods: Multi-Use Nursing Covers And Breastfeeding Covers.

GoSili: Safe, modern silicone tableware. A smart alternative to plastics in the kitchen. Universal Silicone Tops,Silicone Cups, Reusable Silicone Straws and much more

ergoPouch: natural fibre baby swaddles, sleeping bags, sleep suit bags and more.

b.box: Functional everyday baby essentials with a difference. Drinking, Feeding, Bottles, Storage.

Yelp: User Reviews and Recommendations of Best Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, Food, Entertainment, Things to Do, Services and More at Yelp.

Please fill the following FORM to attend the JCBaby Fair’18

BABY FAIR IN JERSEY CITY

Camp Riverbend “Ninja Training” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?
You are summoned to attend Camp Riverbend’s “Ninja Training” Open House! Saturday April 7, 10 am – 12 noon. Fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City; summer bus service included.

Follow us on Facebook to learn more at https://www.facebook.com/campriverbendnj

Great Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park, Jersey City(Free Event)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT : Easter Egg Hunt Rescheduled for Next Saturday
 
Due to the amount of snow in the park, we are postponing The Great Egg Hunt to next weekend, Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Rest of the event plan remains the same.

Easter Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park/ Easter Egg Hunt in Jersey City, New Jersey

Be sure to RSVP for the annual Great Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park on March 24th!

If your child wants to participate in the egg hunt, be sure to check the schedule of events as there will be different time slots for different age groups. The younger kids can be accompanied by parents, and older kids will have the opportunity to search for eggs on their own. This surely is the most favourite Easter Egg Hunt in Jersey City. Since it was a huge success last year and we received lots of positive feedback from families.

There is also a time slot for kids with special needs.  Be sure to check the schedule and RSVP to join in on the fun!

Our Easter Egg Hunt in Jersey city is a candy-free event, and once kids collect eggs, they will turn them in for treats, ranging from gliders to necklaces. Be sure to bring your own Easter basket or container. Children will have lots of space to search for eggs and there will be lots of supervision as students from NJCU have volunteered to work at the event, ensuring that everyone has a good time and is safe while participating. The day will also include dance performances from NIMBUS Dance Works and Next Step Broadway. A DJ will be spinning tunes and there will be food vendors and other local businesses and schools represented.  And of course, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to meet and greet all the revelers.

Our partner in this event is HPNA and we have worked together to keep this event free for our community.
Both JCFamilies and Hamilton Park  Neighborhood Association are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and will have donation boxes at the event if you would like to donate to ensure that the Great Egg Hunt and other community-based events stay free and accessible to all families in Jersey City.
We look forward to seeing you at the Great Egg Hunt :Easter Egg Hunt in Jersey City on Saturday March 24th from 10am to 2pm
Egg Hunt, Kids Activities, Bunny Meet and Greet, Music and Dance
Great Egg Hunt in Jersey City : Performances Schedule
12:00 – Nimbus
12:30 – Flamenco performance by Cana Y Cadencia
Partners for Easter Egg Hunt Event 2018:
* We will have different time slots for the egg hunt for different age groups and a special slot for kids with special needs. 
*  3 stations for egg exchange and goodies collection.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your schedule time and bring your own basket.
 
10:00 am Egg Hunt Begins : 
10:00 AM :  0 to 3 Years Old (with the parents)
10:20 AM :  3 to 5 Years Old (without the parents)
10:40 AM :  5 & up (without the parents)
11:00 AM :  0 to 3 Years Old (with the parents)
11:20 AM :  3 to 5 Years Old (without the parents)
11:40 AM :  5 & up (without the parents)
12:00 AM :  Special Need Kids (with the parents)
  
If you are a business and want to participate in the event, please write to us at [email protected] OR [email protected]
We will be collecting the following items for St. Lucy’s Shelter in Easter Egg Hunt Jersey City:

Please donate it at  HPNA table:

Toiletries,
Condiments
Non-refrigerated Milk
Paper goods (such as toilet paper and paper towels)

RSVP NOW…….
Great Egg Hunt in Jersey City

Camp Riverbend Super Hero Open House Sunday March 18

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Holy canoeing campers…its Camp Riverbend’s Super Hero Open House! Sunday March 18, 10 am – 12 noon.  “Super” fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken; bus service included.

Follow us on Facebook to learn more at https://www.facebook.com/campriverbendnj/

Play dates for JCFamilies’ members at Gymboree Play & Music in Jersey City

Discounted Indoor Play dates for Children at Gymboree Play & Music in Jersey City

Every Tuesday, for the month of February from  3p – 5p. (2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27), indoor play space Gymboree of Jersey City is offering a special discounted price to our members- $10 for an hour of play! Wow!!

Spending time with your little one playing, singing, and getting active is so critical, especially at the toddler stage. Your child is growing quickly, absorbing everything around them, and learning to deal with socialization, language, and emotions for the very first time. You want a safe and positive environment for your little one to explore and grow. With the cold weather, going to the park or the playground can be a little challenging. There are a ton of playspaces in the area to choose from, so it’s hard to commit- that’s why we invite you to take advantage of this special opportunity!

MUST RSVP HERE

WHY GYMBOREE?

Originally founded in California (by a mom!!) in 1976, Gymboree has been developing it’s program and facility to cater to babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergardeners (0-5 years) for over 40 years. Their program has developed in over 700 countries, making them a global leader in early childhood education. Their classes has been specifically designed to help you teach your child develop their cognitive, social-emotional, and physical/motor skills, all while having fun!

Discounted Indoor Play dates for Children at Gymboree Play & Music in Jersey City

Camp Riverbend “Wacky Olympics” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample @CampRiverbend’s awesome summer activities at our “Wacky Winter Olympics” Open House Sunday February 25, 10 am – 12 noon.  We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP. Let the games begin!

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken; daily summer bus service included.