JC Baby Fair’18

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

Supported by : Harborside, Carepoint, JCFamilies & Downtown Pharmacy

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.

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

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

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

 

-SUPPORTERS:

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.

Great Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park, Jersey City

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

SAVE THE DATE!!!! Saturday March 24th from 10am to 2pm
Egg Hunt, Kids Activities, Bunny Meet and Greet, Music and Dance
Performances from:
Partners:
* We will have different time slots for the egg hunt for different age groups and a special slot for kids with special needs. Schedule to be posted soon.
  
If you are a business and want to participate in the event, please write to us at [email protected] OR [email protected]

 

 

Please bring the following items for St. Lucy’s Shelter at HPNA table:

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

RSVP NOW…….
Easter Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park/ Easter Egg Hunt in Jersey City, New Jersey

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.

 

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

JC Summer Camp Directory’18

Summer Camps in Jersey City :

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

 

Summer Camps in Jersey City

 

Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

The Brunswick school’s camp definitely tops the List of Summer Camps in Jersey City and it is one of the most popular camps in our city.

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI
www.waterfrontmontessori.com
150 Warren St, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ – 07302 Phone (201) 333-5600

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Camp Riverbend—where the fun never ends!  Fun, camp spirit and achievement through swimming, sports, crafts, cooking, canoeing, adventure course and much more!  All the fun is led by an amazing staff of teachers and college students.  Join the Breene family for a summer of confidence and friendship. Lunch included.  For boys and girls, ages 3-14. Bus service included from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken. Camp river bend has been in our list of Summer Camps in Jersey City for last 4 years.

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

Summer camp is running from June 25th– August 31st.

We have two sessions: 9-12pm we will have dance and martial arts, crafts and a healthy snack & 1-4pm we will be in the gym doing relays, games, obstacle courses, crafts and a healthy
There is a $10 bring your own lunch from 12-1pm with a story time at the end. We are doing a really great buy more Save more for our camps this year. Here are the prices:
1-4 sessions $40/session
5-9 session $35/ session
10-19 sessions $30/ session
20+ sessions $25/ sessions this is member price, non members add an additional $10
*RSVP required, no drop ins/ walk ins.

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

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

Each Zaniac Summer Camp Features:

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

Weekly Full-Day Camp: $559 
Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.aftercare available until 5:30pm*Weekly Half Day Camp: $349  
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Weekly after-care from 4:30-5:30 available for $35 per week

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List of Summer Camps in Jersey City
NIMBUS DANCE WORKS
209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 377-0718

JC SummerArts 2018 – July 23 – August 31

With instruction in various styles of dance, theater, choral music, and fine art, JC SummerArts provides an in-depth experience in the arts from process to refinement to performance. Classes are taught by working professional artists, including members of Nimbus Dance Works’ acclaimed professional dance company. JC SummerArts takes place at Nimbus’ large, air-conditioned, state of-the-art  facility steps from the Newark Avenue plaza!

Emphasis is placed on individual student attention and small class sizes, providing engagement with process and foundation for technique and artistry. Our top priority is creating a positive and fun environment for our young campers!

Each week culminates with a final performance showcasing the work camp students have accomplished. In addition to focused studio time, students spend outdoor time at the park (cooling off in the water sprinklers!) – other highlights include Ice Cream Fridays, headshot photos of each student, special guest teachers, and more!

July 23-27 – Lights, Camera – DANCE!’ – Music Video Week
July 30-Aug 3 -Frida Kahlo & Arts of the Americas: Dual Language Week 
Aug 6-10 – 
Pop Star Week!
Aug 13-17 – 
Once Upon a Time: Create Your Own Fairytale Week
Aug 20-24 – 
“Grease!”
Aug 27-31 – Under the Sea w/ The Little Mermaid

Ages: 4-11 yrs (note: Teen Intensive for 12-18yrs offered  July 9 -20)

Daily Schedule: 9am-4pm (early drop-off and aftercare available)

Tuition: Advance: $375 (until 4/1 only); Weekly Price: $425; Full 6 Weeks: $1,750

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List of Summer Camps in Jersey City DEERKILL DAY CAMP
www.deerkilldaycamp.com
54 Wilder Road, Suffern, NY, 10901 – Phone:(845) 354-1466

Deerkill Day Camp, celebrating its 60th season as a family-owned camp, is an ACA-accredited day camp that offers a warm and supportive environment on a beautiful 15 acre campus in Suffern, NY.

Our group leaders, the counselors who are with your children throughout the day, are mature adults. Deerkill offers a superb swimming program, teamsports and 17 specialty programs in the creative, graphic and performing arts. Our campers are ages 3 to 15. Sessions run 2 to 8 weeks from July 2, 2018 to August 24, 2018. Transportation from Jersey City is by air-conditioned minibus. Hot lunches, towels, trips and a weekend pool club are included. No tipping allowed.

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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

From June 25 th to August 31st / Mon – Fri- 8:30am to 3:30pm
Every day we have a great schedule of classes, Ballet, Tap, Jazz ,Hip Hop, Music, Arts, Musical Theater. On Fridays we will provide a pizza party lunch. At 2pm we invite parents and caregivers to join us for an in house demonstration of what the students have learned all week.
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List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF HUDSON COUNTY
bgchc.org

225 Morris Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333 – 4100

June 25th to August 24th. 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Jersey City and Hoboken. Comprehensive Program with bus transportation, meals, STEM, art, gym/fitness/sports, trips, swimming, and more

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List of Summer Camps in Jersey City
THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY
210 9th Street, Suite1, Jersey City, NJ – 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-8111
“Are you looking for a unique summer camp for your 1-6 year old this summer? Join us at The Scandinavian School of Jersey City for 1-10 weeks of everything from cooking, gardening, ceramics, woodworking, theatre and movement- or perhaps you are interested in our Forest Program for your 3-6 year old! At SSJC we all sit down for a community lunch, prepared on site by our chef. The menu is all organic and plant forward, and the children are all part of seed-table experiences at SSJC. We follow the Swedish curriculum for Childhood Education, and are inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach. 
 
To learn more about our very special school please visit:
Read about us in The Wall Street Journal HERE
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 List of Summer Camps in Jersey City TESSA
720 Monroe Street, suites E105-106, Hoboken, NJ – 07030 – Phone: (201) 755-5585

Who? Children ages 2.5 to 6.

When? We are Flexible
June 25th, 2018 through August 24th, 2018.
Weekly registration available and half day
The more weeks you register, the bigger the discount.

What? Early Language Education is a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime. Take Advantage of this Perfect Mix of Fun Academics and Outdoors Activities!

– Immersion (French, Spanish or Mandarin) without frustration
– Highly qualified, native speaking instructors
– Songs, games, arts & crafts, movement and other fun activities
– Great classrooms
– Extended hours and half day options available

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MUSIC TECH KIDS

www.MusicTechKids.com & www.MusicTechTeens.com

We train kids & teens to play instruments while using smart phones & tablets to make songs and then music videos. Some children also learn singing and theatrical skills as well. It keeps them away from “video games” for a bit by thinking they are making music for them! Watch the videos on the site, it works!

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M AVERY DESIGNS SEWING STUDIO
720 Monroe Street E306, Hoboken, NJ, 07010 – Phone: (201) 745-0186
Half Day Programs 9am – 12pm & 1-4pm, Full Days 9am – 4pm. First Week Starts June 18th. Last Week Starts August 27th. Kids 5,6,7 & Kids 8,9,10, 11 & Tweens/Teens ages 12-17
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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (551) 208-2178
Our Summer Enrichment Program provides students fun and exciting themes while our HPMS teachers support students in their math, reading and writing skills. We offer two sessions from 6/25-8/17 (4 weeks per session). The sessions are from 9-3pm, and Extended Day Program is available.
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Where to watch Superbowl 2018 in & around Jersey City

Where to watch Superbowl 2018 in & around Jersey City

We love the Superbowl- the food, the commercials, the fans, and most importantly, the game. No matter who you’re cheering for, there’s a place in Jersey City for your friends and family to get together and enjoy this 2018’s biggest sports event. Whether you’re looking to cheer on your favorite team on a big screen TV, debate the best commercial over a beer, or host your own party at home, Jersey City’s restaurants are here to serve up some great food and drink.

Here’s our guide for the Jersey City’s 2018 Superbowl Events

SUPERBOWL IN JERSEY CITY: Thanks to jerseycityeats and to Sasha Kleinman from Have a Night for the following info.

Piggyback Bar is hosting a viewing party at Harborside. They’ll have the game playing on two 20′ screens and for $30, you get your seat, an all inclusive buffet including suckling pig, ribs and more and drink specials all game long. Use code jc_eats for $5 off ticket price.

LITM is recommended for those looking for a non-Superbowl Party. They’ll be screening the commercials and will have the half-time show, but the rest of the night will be dedicated to drinks, food, and fun. The party starts at 6pm.

Zeppelin Hall will have the game playing on five giant screens with $5 wings and $4 Coors Lights from 6pm to closing.

Hudson Hall is launching their inaugural Super Bowl party. They’ll have the game playing on a giant screen while serving up pint and pitcher specials, pastrami sliders, 30 wings for $30, and much more. They also have catering options for those staying at home.

HopsScotch are going to have giveaways at halftime and the end of the game, and of course, specials for the duration of the game.

O’Hara’s Downtown fills up quickly, but it’s worth heading there a few hours early for a seat. Grab a beer tower, a great spot in front of one of their 15 TVs or the projector, and get comfortable.

PJ Ryan’s & PJ Ryan’s Squared has two locations: one downtown in the Van Vorst Park neighborhood, and one in Journal Square. Both locations will have specials running during the game.

Third Base Sports Cafe (Grove Square) For $30 (if purchased in advance) or $40 at the door, you can get wings, sliders, pasta, quesadillas, pizza, fries, and (drumroll please…) an open bar! (

Taphaus

Halftime Bar & Grill

VB3 Restaurant & Bar

SUPERBOWL AT HOME:If you’re staying in and/or playing host, here are some great catering and take out specials.

White Star has a wide-ranging catering menu with mac & cheese, chicken fingers, sliders, and all manner of buffalo items including buffalo cauliflower for the vegetarians in your group.

The Dark Side of the Moo has six different Super Bowl packages, depending on the size of your group and the food that you want, all customizable.

Talde is offering buckets of Korean-fried chicken, wings, cheeseburger sliders, and assorted sides with varying order sizes to fit the needs of your group. Orders must be placed by Friday

For something a little different for this year’s Super Bowl, check out Pokay’s tacos. They’ll provide nori shells and all the fixings to help recreate their poke tacos at home and poke bowls are also available.

Andrea Salumeria, home of some of the best sandwiches in New Jersey, will be open that day with special hours from 9am-2pm with menu specials and order pick-up, so make sure to get your orders in.

Grandma Downtown has a full line-up of game dishes available to order including various kinds of mac & cheese, soups, chili, porchetta, and sides. Vegetarian dishes are available.

Ace’s Wings, the specialty wings maker who made their vending debut during last year’s Project: Eats, is accepting a limited number of orders. They’re offering $40 trays with 30-35 wings per tray (and their wings aren’t small) with up to two flavors per tray.

Salt + Seed has all your vegan needs covered with dishes like buffalo cauliflower, BBQ heart of palm with slaw and chips, and much more available to order. You can reach them through DM on Instagram or via email.

SUPERBOWL IN HOBOKEN

If you are in Hoboken or planning to go, check these options brought to us thanks to Hoboken Happy Hours.

1 Republik will have the game on their many screens with no cover. Book your party by calling 201-696-1033.

The Ale House

Black Bear Bar & Grill, the first 100 people are entered to win prizes depending on the quarter. Prizes include:

  • 1st Quarter: Olivier Vernon-signed football
  • Halftime: Eli Manning-signed jersey
  • 3rd Quarter: Landon Collins-signed helmet
  • Final: HD TV

City Bistro

The Dubliner: Join the party on the 2nd floor! Tickets for Superbowl Sunday at The Dub Pub are $25 and include wings and beer for the duration of the game. The game will be projected on 2 giant screens for your viewing pleasure. Click here for tickets.

Green Rock for their $30 Tailgate Party starting at 4PM until Kickoff. It includes unlimited Coors drafts, Miller drafts, Captain drinks and wings! Then stay for the game with specials including:

House of ‘Que: For no cover, you can catch the Super Bowl on House Of ‘Que’s huge projector screen with specials

The HUB: Head to The HUB early for their pre-game tailgate starting at 2pm! Then, stay for the game for drink, shot and wing specials. With guest DJs in attendance, this is a can’t-miss party. VIP packages are also available.

Mike’s Wild Moose Saloon: America’s favorite game of the year will be at one of America’s favorite party spots. That can only mean an ALL AMERICAN TAILGATE PARTY, including giant subs, tailgate salads, live DJs, drink and shot specials, full game sound, giveaways, raffles and prizes, including a 43” flat screen TV.

Pilsener Haus: Head to Pilsener Haus for their Zuperbowl featuring $5 1/2L of Pilsener Haus Original, specials after each touchdown and give aways! The party starts at 6PM.

The Shannon: Reserve a table for the Super Bowl at The Shannon, and your table will receive a free plate of wings! While you eat all the wings, take advantage of their bucket, pitcher and shot specials all night long. And don’t forget about their raffle happening every quarter!

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead: Hang around after the game, and you could win a Bud Light Lazyboy at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead on February 4.

Urban Coalhouse: Watching the Super Bowl in the comfort of your own home? Hosting a party for your friends? Urban Coalhouse is here for you with their various catering specials, including Kickoff, Red Zone and Hail Mary packages.

Wicked Wolf Start the tailgate early at Wicked Wolf’s Super Bowl Sunday Tailgate Party starting at 11AM!

Willie McBride’s: Head to Willie McBride’s for a plethora of drink specials.

Camp Riverbend Beach Party Open House

Choosing a summer camp?  Come in from the cold…to Camp Riverbend’s Beach Party Open House!  Saturday January 20, 10 am – 12 noon for prospective campers of all ages (3-14).  Riverbend counselors will be leading tropical games, crafts and cooking activities for kids and parents.  Meet our directors and tour the camp grounds.  Please email [email protected] or call 908-580-CAMP to reserve your space.   Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City.  Daily summer bus service included.

Preschool of Rock Pop up Family Jam in Downtown JC

Preschool of Rock Pop Up Family Jam: Classes at $15 per class -that’s a 50% discount
An interactive 45 minute parent and me music classes performed live on guitar and drums. Our high energy children’s music class is filled with drumming, shaking, dancing, laughter, and instrument discovery.
Only 20 kids in the session so please pay to save your spot.

Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2xvvfZ4https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DZGFZHZCR8DEG

More about PRESCHOOL OF ROCK

PRESCHOOL OF ROCK IS REDEFINING MUSIC EDUCATION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD BY INSPIRING CREATIVITY, CONFIDENCE, AND FREEDOM THROUGH CARING ROLE MODELS, INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM, CULTURALLY DIVERSE INSTRUMENTS AND HIP MUSIC.

http://www.preschoolofrock.com/about/#.WbAdqa2ZOqA

The fees is non-refundable and non-adjustable.

Preschool of Rock Back to School Jam in Downtown JC

Ski Friend Craft for Kids

Ski Friend DIY Craft for KidsBy now the kids are going stir crazy inside with all this cold weather and snow, so I wanted to offer a ski themed craft that is both fun to make and can double as a toy for creative play. This cute ski friend can be made by all ages – just check out my special tips below!

Materials:
– Pipe cleaners
– Popsicle sticks (small size)
– Toothpicks or wire
– Pom poms
– Wooden bead (for the head)
– Paint / or permanent markers
– Scrap of yarn or string
– Hot glue, craft glue or double sided tape (see below)
– Scissors
Ski Friend DIY Craft for Kids
1) Cut a pipe cleaner in half to make the body for your skier. I chose a few different colors so it looks like pants and a shirt.
Ski Friend DIY Craft for Kids
2) Fold one pipe cleaner half like an upside down V to make the legs. Fold the other pipe cleaner half around it to form arms, as the photo shows.
Ski Friend DIY Craft for Kids
3) Paint a wooden bead for the face. You could also use a thin tipped permanent marker for eyes, a nose and a mouth.
4) Using hot glue (adult supervision only) or craft glue (such as Aleene’s Tacky Glue), attach the head to the body, and the feet to two Popsicle sticks. Attach pom poms to the head for a hat.
Ski Friend DIY Craft for Kids
5) Fold each pipe cleaner hand around a toothpick to create ski poles.
Ski Friend DIY Craft for Kids
6) Tie a little yarn or string around the skier for a scarf.

Ski Friend DIY Craft for KidsVARIATIONS

This craft really works the best with hot glue, because if done right – it can be played with over and over again! The kids will have a great time bending the knees, etc. like a real skier. If you do use hot glue, make sure it heats completely before applying (usually 5 minutes after plugging the glue gun in).
If you do not wish to use hot glue, strong double sided tape could be used to adhere the feet to the Popsicle sticks.
Don’t have a wooden bead at home? Simply use a sticker for the face (such as a round colored dot from the dollar store).
As long as you have pipe cleaners and Popsicle sticks at home – you can get creative with this fun, winter craft!

Ashley Lucas (aka Lady Lucas) is an artist, illustrator, author and crafts designer. Her adorable characters can be found online via her website and Etsy shop (which highlights instant coloring books & party crafts). She offers bespoke, private art lessons to children in Jersey City and Hoboken ages 4 – 12 years.