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.

 

JC Summer Camp Directory’19

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 county.  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.

THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

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

Summer Camps in Jersey CityThe Brunswick School camp definitely tops the List of Summer Camps in Jersey City and it is one of the most popular camp in our city.

Click here to register : Summer Camp 2018

 

 

 

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WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

http://www.waterfrontmontessori.com/
150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 333-5600

At Waterfront Montessori, we believe that children never stop learning. Provided an environment in which learning and play are indistinguishable, they continue to learn and grow no matter the time of year. Waterfront Montessori Summer Programs are designed for fun with a purpose. Our exceptional teachers provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children are free to explore their passions. By tackling new challenges b8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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CAMP RIVERBEND

Both indoors and out, children will make friends, develop their confidence and most importantly, have fun learning. This year’s Summer Camp will run from July 1st until August 16th, 2019. register through their website:

https://www.campriverbend.com/
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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MY GYM Jersey City  

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

Summer camp is running from June 24th until August 30th. Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days at My Gym are ever the same.

Whether you are looking for the best place to send your children on cold and rainy days or trying to keep them active and cool during the hot summer months, My Gym camp is the place to be. We make it easy for parents with our drop-off program, pay-by-the day options, and multi-day discounts. Ideal for potty trained children 2.5 yr to 13 yr olds.

Morning Session is from 9am to 12pm. It will provide a dance class, a Martial Arts class and a craft.

Lunch time from 12pm to 1pm. It’s bring your own lunch and story time.  $10 per member

Afternoon Session from 1pm to 4pm. The children will participate in the gym area with energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, relays, arts and craft so much more.”

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Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

 

 

 

 

 

Zaniac Summer Camps are running from June 17th until August 30th 2019. They 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: $399  
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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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

http://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 June 27th to August 23, 2019. 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

http://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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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF HUDSON COUNTY

http://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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THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY

http://www.scandischool.com
210 9th Street, Suite1, Jersey City, NJ – 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-8111

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City offers a 4 week Forest Camp for children ages 4-7, as well as a 10 week on campus Summer Camp- you can register for one week or come for all 10! Camp weeks are theme based, such as “From Garden to Table”, “Magic of Textiles”, Stamp & Print Lab”, “The 100 Languages of Art: Clay, Painting & Sculpture” as well as “Building, Potions and Motion: STEAM Discoveries” to make a few. We offer a half day schedule or extended day. We will utilize both of our buildings located at 210 9th Street and 513 Manila Ave, as well as our magical backyard and garden, in addition to neighborhood parks, JC waterfront and a variety of field trips to places near and far.

Read about us in The Wall Street Journal HERE
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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

http://www.MusicTechKids.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

http://www.maverydesigns.com
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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HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
Sommer camp offered from June 17 through August 9, Toddler/Bridge Summer Camp, Primary Maker Summer Camp & Elementary STEAM Maker Summer Camp.
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THE LEARNING SUITE

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 706-3403

The Learning Suite’s “Express Yourself”
(Explore Visual & Performing Arts Through Stories) summer camp is a 6-week experiential, theme-based program designed to combat summer learning loss in a fun and stimulating environment! Reading, Writing, Math, and Science are all incorporated through the arts!

Each week there is a different theme for camp, based on a popular children’s book. Children ages 2.5 – 6 years old will explore a variety of topics, through hands-on discovery and active play.

June 17-21: The Gingerbread Man
June 24-28: The Little Red Hen
July 1-5: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
July 8-12: The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
July 15-19: Why Flies Buzz
July 22-26: How Turtles Got Their Shells​

Full and part-time enrollment options are available.

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SCIENCE CAMP AT LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ, 07305 – Phone: (201) 253-1380

Science Camp at Liberty Science Center offers a fun, innovative, and inquiry-based curriculum chock full of exciting hands-on exploration and challenges. Email [email protected] or call 201-253-1380 for details.

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FASTTRACK LANGUAGES

[email protected]
78 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (718) 825-6598 / (201) 685 – 8220

Registration for 2018 Mind and Body Camp is now open! Sign up
Gymnastics-Mindfulness and Yoga Fusion
Reading – Writing and Math Activities (hands on learning)
Music: Introduction to the Keyboard Piano
June 25 – Aug 31
2 weeks – 3 weeks or 4 weeks
Enroll by 2/28 and save 10%
9:00 am – 1:30pm
Spots are limited

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NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

http://www.njcu.edu/camps
110 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 200-2528

The NJCU Summer Camp is geared towards offering a rewarding experience for your child. The camp features facilities both indoor and outdoor, including an indoor pool, 3 hardwood courts, an outdoor athletic complex with collegiate regulation size soccer, softball, and baseball fields and private locker rooms.
2018 SUMMER CAMP DATES (2 Week Sessions)
Ages 6-12 (Athletic Ability Not Required)*
(13 and 14 year olds may inquire about junior counselor program)
Session 1 – July 9 thru July 20
Session 2 – July 23 thru August 3
Session 3 – August 6 thru August 17
Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Extended Day Available
Cost: $250 per week
*Swimming Lessons Included

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TINY GREENHOUSE

http://www.tinygreenhousejc.com
498a Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (646) 675-7739

Start & end date: 6/25-8/31, Hours: 9-3pm, Location: Tiny Greenhouse, Activities: a sweet mix between outdoor fun – indoor coolness and lots and lots of art.

 

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TONAL ART MUSIC CENTER

http://www.tonalartmusic.org
47 B Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (646) 667-0091

Summer Rock Band Camp: 2 classes per week with pro musicians starting July 2-August 17th. Broken in two sessions (Session A is 4 weeks, Session B is 3 weeks) students will be assigned to group based on audition. 4 ensembles per session, 4-6 students per group. Open to vocalists, guitarists, pianists, bass players, drummers, woodwind and brass instruments. Final concert for all groups to be held at end of summer.

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KIDVILLE

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

Age Range: 18 months – 5 years

When: May 7 – Aug 31

Times: 9:00AM-11AM, 9:00AM-12PM, 9:00AM-3PM,

Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options: Flexible morning drop-off 8:30AM ($6/30mins) Aftercare 3-7PM($25/Day)

Camp Kidville is THE place for learning, playing, and making new friends from May to August! Each camp group participates in developmentally appropriate activities in gym, music, art, exploration and more. Weekly themes such as The Wild Wild West and Safari Adventure set the stage for sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, take-home art projects, interactive story time and dramatic play in our state-of-the-art air conditioned facility. To balance, Camp Kidville also spends outdoor time with an amazing line-up of exciting and structured activities either during walking field trips and/or at the playground.  Join us today for THE ultimate summer camp experience.

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MISS YVONNE SWIM SCHOOL

Age Range: 3+ years
When:June 18-Aug 31, 8:30AM-4PMEarly Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Options:
Flexible morning drop-off 7:30AM-8:30AM (free) Aftercare 4-6PM ($20/Day)
Flexible morning drop off & Aftercare (requires parent drop off and pick up)
Transportation Provided: Complimentary from Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken. Pick-up time in Hoboken is approximately 8/8:15am and drop-off time is approximately 4:45pm. A teacher counselor will always ride with the campers. We also implemented a tracker last year where you can be added to view our route on the way home and know if we are in a traffic jam or just a couple blocks away!
Activities: Miss Yvonne Swim Camp 2018 will be taking place for 1 week over Spring Break(April 2-6) and 11 weeks this summer (June 18-Aug 31) this summer!!! We are offering complimentary optional round-trip transportation from Hoboken, JC & Weehawken. Our camps are being housed in the gorgeous Secaucus Recreation facility located at 1200 Koelle Blvd that has 4 outdoor pools, grassy area, shaded areas, a baseball and soccer field, an indoor pool and basketball court and track run (in case of inclement weather) all of which we will be able to use every single day. The day will include swim lessons 2x/day, swim practice 2x/day, an outdoor adventure, a sports activity and a guided arts activity daily. The ratio is 1 teacher counselor per every 4 campers.
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SMART START ACADEMY

http://smart-startacademy.com/

At Smart Start Academy we bring our children’s imagination and dreams come to life. Through new found friendship, exciting bus/walking field trips around new jersey, several special guest and partnership with our children friendly community vendors. S.S.A is the summer camp that your child will talk about for years to come. Guaranteed!

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VIBGYOR CREATIONS ART STUDIO

121 River Drive South, Jersey City, 07310 – Phone: (914) 299-9376

Do you ever wonder how you get the housework done, cook, feed the kids, make that all too important run to Target, take the kids for playtime, walk the dog and by the last thread of sanity grab a coffee at Starbucks …all while having the kids home from school?
Easy, you drop them off at VIBGYOR CREATIONS art filled SUMMER CAMP.
Summer Camp will be led by our skilled and talented VC Staff. The program will focus on Art, Science, Math Art, Cultural Arts, Sensorial Exploration and much much more.
Dates: June 18 – August 31
Session 1: 11:15 am – 1:15 am
Session 2: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3: 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Age: 18 months – 12 yrs. old

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 APPLE MONTESSORI

Two Hoboken Locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane & 220 Sinatra Drive, Phone: (201)963-4949
July 2-August 24, 2018
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Ages 2-9 years (infant and toddler program also available)Your child will love summer at family owned Apple. Apple’s summer program has been highly regarded by parents and children for 45 years for summer fun, learning and memories to last a lifetime. Our summer program features STEAM-inspired activities and adventures like Young Scientists, Tech Time, Creative Kids, Field Trips, proven Super Kids Montessori math, reading, and much more.Summer learning loss is real (The New York Times, 2011), so the staff at Apple Montessori infuses learning into everything they do. Children beat the summer learning slump and have fun doing it.• Run by year-round nurturing educators and support staff
• Field trips like mini golf, bounce house and the zoo
• Theme weeks based on children’s favorite things
• In-house events like Preschool of Rock and carnival day
• Safety-certified schools and staff.Schedule a tour today!

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THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY OF JERSEY CITY

209 3RD ST, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: 201-338-8320 ext 210
The French American Academy of Jersey City offers an 8-week long French Immersion Summer Camp. From June 25th to August 17, our French Camp will immerse your child(ren) from 3 to :8 years old in a vibrant and nurturing environment. Our camp runs from 8:30am to 3pm with extended hours until 6pm. Themes vary every other week and each day is highlighted with trips to the park and/or specialists coming to camp to perform or engage our campers in fun activities.
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PRIMARY PREP

41 Tuers Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07306 – Phone: 201-333-8844
June 25 through August 17 – 8:00am – 6:00pm
STEM based lessons infused with daily activities to ensure a balanced day. Art, exploration, and creativity are some of the many concepts campers will enjoy.
Swimming lessons offered for Kindergarten-3rd grade campers.
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PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP

196 Morgan Street, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 424-3075

AGES 3 to 5 & AGES 6 to 8
MORNING: TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10:00a – 1:00p
AFTERNOON: TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 2:00p – 5:00p
WE ARE ENTERING OUR 6TH SEASON OF THIS POPULAR PROGRAM WITH
EXPANDED AGE RANGES, EXPANDED HOURS AND ALL NEW, THEMED WEEKS!
Surfin’ Luau: June 26, 27, 28
Broadway Babies: July 10, 11, 12
The Big Top: July 17, 18, 19
Under the Sea: July 24, 25, 26
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SURATI FOR PERFORMING ARTS

www.suratiinc.com
31 River Court #219, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone:(201) 792-2650

Surati’s new space at Hamilton Park will host dance, music and theatre classes and events for children, youth, families and adults of all ages.
Surati Day Summer Camp 2018 will begin Monday, July 2nd.
This summer, kids ages 2 to 16 can learn about other cultures at local arts organization Surati’s summer culture camp.
Kids who train with Founder and Artistic Director Rimli Roy and other assistant teachers, get to learn about and participate in dance, music, theater, arts and crafts with a special emphasis on India. Several workshops involving guitar. keyboards, storytelling, costume-making and henna tattoos will also be offered.
They can learn and enact portions from various folk tales like the Jatakas, Panchatantras and Hitopadesha as well as participate in introductory sessions of classical, folk, ballet, modern, jazz and Bollywood dance and vocal music.
Students enrolled in the camp will also get the option of performing at one or more Summer events in Jersey City.
Camp sessions begin July 2nd. For more information, visit our website, email or call us.

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PICOTECH INSTITUTE JERSEY CITY

https://www.picotechinstitute.org/
278 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07310 – Phone: (917) 655-5040

PicoTech has available for grades K-2, 3-5, & 6-8th graders 11 weeks of “STEAM” Engineering, Sustainability, Robotics, & Design camps with a different theme each week. Hours are from 8:30AM-5:30PM and half day morning or afternoon sessions are available.
Kids will enjoy exercise and free time during the day and we will be venturing outside to the local parks and local partners too! All camps are designed around our proven educational methodology called Project RED (Research, Engineering, & Design) Students work in engineering groups of up to 4 to create each project! Not only do they learn about the theme for the week but this environment fosters leadership & social skills.
Contact us today at [email protected] for more information.

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MILE SQUARE THEATRE

www.milesquaretheatre.org
1400 Clinton St. Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (917) 613-9056

Week-long workshops in Dance and Theatre! Offered July 9 – August 17th.
Full day workshops are for ages 6-17 and run Monday-Friday from 9AM – 4PM.
Half day workshops are available for ages 4-6 and run Monday-Friday from 9AM – 12PM.
Full day Dance and Theatre workshops are designed for all skill levels to practice a miriad of techniques. We offer four week-long dance workshops and two week-long theatre workshops. Take one week or take all six: it’s up to you! Each workshop is taught by MST’s staff of professional dancers, actors, directors, and choreographers and features a master class by guest artists with such credits as Broadway, The Rockettes, The Metropolitan Ballet, and more. For ages 6-17.
Half day workshops combine theatre, dance, movement, and arts & crafts into one fun week of art making! Take one week or take all six: it’s up to you! Each week will focus on a different William Steig story (like his famous classic: Shrek!) and will culminate in a performance for family and friends. For ages 4-6.

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HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

www.hccc.edu/summeryouthprograms
70 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

The program will run from July 9th – August 30th and feature programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), SAT Language and Math Prep, Culinary Arts (Baking and Cooking), and Theater (Acting, Playwriting, and Stage Production).

Through hands-on activities, our STEM, SAT Prep, Culinary, and Theater professionals apply individualized learning and utilize cutting-edge technology to foster creativity, problem solving skills, and confidence in your child.

Your child will have a memorable and fun experience in a college setting, while learning skills throughout the summer that will prepare them for when school starts in fall.


DCM Summer Camp

DCM Summer Camp operates from July 2nd-2018 – August 31st 2018.  We offer daily workshops and recreational activities that reinforce core academic skills, life skills, nature and science, and guidance to career paths for kindergarden-8th grade (Ages 4-13). Fees: -$100 non-refundable registration fee. -$100 per week per child -$25 daily aftercare or $100 flat fee for the week -Camper pick up and drop off for an additional fee. We are located at the Triangle Park Community Center 247 Old Bergen Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Hours 8:00 am- 3:00 pm. Aftercare available 3pm-6pm for an additional fee of $25 daily or $100 weekly.

 Bonus features include  -Field trips weekly -Free breakfast and Lunch

Please Contact  President and Camp Director Monica Shaw of Deliverance Children’s Ministry, or call 551.200.0519 or email [email protected]visit us: Instagram:@dcmnonprofit Facebook: @ dcmnonprofit Twitter: @ dcmnonprofit

  website: http://dcmnonprofit.org/

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CAMP KADIMAH

http://www.jccbayonne.org
1050 Kennedy Boulevard. Bayonne , NJ, 07002 – Phone: (201) 436-6900

Summer Programs for ages 2.5 to 14 years.
Camp Dates: June 25 to August 17
Fully expanded sports program, art appreciation, theather/improve , themed weekly events and weekly field trips including overnights.
Pleased to announce the British Swim School to head the aquatics program for camp this summer.
Look at low rates on website. http://www.jccbayonne.org

TEAM WILDERNESS

www.TeamWilderness.org

In the summer kids want something new and exciting. Parents want something they can actually afford. Team Wilderness is both.
We offer 2-week sessions that take Jersey City teens hiking, camping, and rock climbing as a way to teach them teamwork, community, and being their best self.  Our aim is to provide a transformative experience so that when they overcome obstacles in the wilderness it helps them learn they can overcome all of life’s obstacles.  We meet at St Peter’s University each day for a different trip. In the second week we go away on an overnight trip.
No experience or equipment needed!
Breakfast and lunch is provided.
Session One: July 30 – August 2 & August 6 – August 9
Session Two: August 13 – August 16 & August 20 – August 23
Schedule: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (end time may vary slightly depending on traffic and trail conditions)
Meeting Location:  Saint Peter’s University  2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd  Jersey City, NJ
Ages:  13-18
Tuition:  $599 (full and partial need-based scholarships are readily available)
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KEY ELEMENT LEARNING 

Address: 338 Grove Street, Jersey City, 07302 NJ

Website: www.keyelementlearning.com

 Summer Camp offered from June 1st to August 31st. Register at their website or call 201-200-1160 for details.
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LAKEVIEW DAY CAMP 

Website: https://www.lakeviewdaycamp.com

Address: 505 Riva Avenue, East Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816, NJ 

2019 Camp Season begins June 24th and ends August 16. The camp is full day, Monday through Friday for children ages 3-15. Our activities include a wide variety of Arts, Sports, Swim, Adventure and Play.

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Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall

Website: https://lightbridgeacademy.com/locations/hoboken-marshall-nj

Address: 100 Marshall St, Hoboken, 07030

June 24th, 2019-August 28th, 2019; 7 AM-6:30 PM M-F, Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall @ 100 Marshall Street, Hoboken, NJ; weekly themed camp including field trips, walking trips, in-house special guests and demonstrations, cooking, dress-up days, daily outdoor play and water play on our own private playground and sprinkler pad!

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THE WALDO SCHOOL 

Website: http://www.worldofabc.com

Address: 159 2nd St and 110 1st St, Jersey City, 07302, NJ phone: 201-721-6000

We offer two summer camp programs for children in preschool through 6th grade. Our Preschool camp is for children in Toddlers through PreK 4, and our STEM camp is for children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Both camps offer three program timings: 830 – 130, 830 – 400, and 730 – 600.

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.

JCFamilies’ Events Sponsorship/ Advertising Offer for 2018

As you know, JCFamilies is Hudson County’s leading resource for parents and caregivers. We provide our sponsors with an unparalleled reach to local, diverse, socially connected and well economically established audience. JCFamilies organizes some of the largest events in the area with thousands of families in attendance.

OVERVIEW

“JCFamilies is a purpose driven qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; which allows all 2018 donations to be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law”. We are an organization  dedicated to providing wholesome parenting experience to local communities. JCFamilies is the largest and fastest growing society of parents in the Jersey City area. More than 25,000 local parents connect with us across JCFamilies properties:

  •       Flagship website: www.JCFamilies.com
  •       Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MeetUp
  •       Annually published and locally distributed JCFamilies parents’ guide (Education Guide)

We offer our members a unique opportunity to connect and network with families and businesses in Jersey City and surrounding areas. By combining information about local events, children’s entertainment, education, local businesses and much more we are able to effectively keep our members engaged while continuously increasing our sponsors’ visibility.

The JCFamilies community is comprised of local, young, diverse, socially connected and well economically established families with one or more children under the age of ten, making it an exceptionally desirable audience for local advertising. We offer several highly effective and cost efficient options for businesses to establish and maintain significant presence within our market – your target customer base.

We appreciate your trust in working with us in the past and would like to extend a warm invitation to continue to collaborate in 2018.

Advertising & Sponsorship package options for 2018:

  1. EVENTS

1.1 Events in 2018: * Please note the dates are tentative.

  • Easter Great Egg Hunt- Saturday – Mar 24th
  • Baby Fair – Saturday – April 14th
  • Spring Festival – Saturday – April 14th
  • JC Summer Camp Fair – Saturday – April 28th
  • Mother’s Day – Friday – May 11th
  • JC Fitness Fair – Saturday – May 19th
  • JC Kids’ Run – Saturday – June 2nd
  • Cultural Diversity Festival – Saturday – Ago 18th
  • JC Education Fair – Saturday – Sep 22nd
  • Harvest Festival – Saturday – Oct 6th
  • Halloween Parade – Wednesday – Oct 24th
  • Halloween Spooktacular – Saturday – Oct 27th
  • Holiday Party –  Saturday  – Dec 8th

Event Packages Available. Please write to [email protected] to learn more about package discounts.

1.2 Feministival Series/ Summer Family Events

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

  • Feministival  – Friday – May 11th
  • Feministival  – Friday – June 8th
  • Feministival  – Friday – July 13th
  • Feministival (Bubble Show) – Friday – Aug 10th
  • Feministival (Back to School Picnic) – Friday – Sept 14th

* Please note the dates are tentative.

Please write to [email protected] to learn more about participation options.

2. ADVERTISING on the website:

JCFamilies Key Statistics :

  •       Website: over 3,500 members
  •       Facebook: over 10,0000 fans
  •       Twitter: over 1,500 followers
  •       Instagram: over 6,200 followers
  •       MeetUp Groups: over 2,200 members

Different advertising packages levels available. Please write to [email protected] to learn more about the options.

JCFamilies membership is free to the members.  “JCFamilies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law and it is your donation that allows us to maintain operations, while continuously delivering and expanding a diverse portfolio of programs to local parents.

CONTACT US: [email protected]

JCFamilies Team

www.JCFamilies.com

https://www.instagram.com/jcfamilies/

www.facebook.com/JCFamiliesDotCom

www.Twitter.com/JCFamilies

Welcome to Jersey City: Starter Guide for Jersey City Newbies

New in Jersey City ? Welcome to our city…this little guide will help you in many ways, check it out..

Moving is never easy, especially with kids. It’s easy to see how newcomers to the downtown Jersey City or Hamilton Park neighborhoods could get a bit overwhelmed with the bustle of the area. Here’s a starter guide to get started, but be aware that Jersey City is a buzzing and growing city that continues to evolve before our eyes, so it’s by no means comprehensive. Feel free to add your own ideas to our Facebook page, or in the comments section!

And also, WELCOME! All of us at JCFamilies were new in town once too – we know and completely understand the mix of excitement, trepidation, and confusion that can come with a big move. We hope you’ll introduce yourself to us at our next event!

1.SHOPPING

While it might be less daunting to order everything online, there’s real value to getting outside and seeing what you see. Every time you step out, you will feel a little bit more confident and more comfortable in your new neighborhood.

There are several grocery and foodstuff stores within walking distance, but all of the following listed below also have parking lots (except Key Foods) so you don’t have to walk if you don’t want to. Key Foods, however, is the only one nestled right inside the neighborhood, meaning you won’t have to cross any multi-lane super-busy streets with your stroller.

Key Foods – 574 Jersey Avenue
Shop Rite – 400 Marin Boulevard
Acme – 125 18th Street
Target – 100 14th Street
Morton Williams: 105 River Dr S, Jersey City
BJ’s (Members only) – 396 Marin Boulevard, right next to Shop Rite
99 Ranch Market – 420 Grand St

Having a housewarming party? We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that there’s a giant booze warehouse open until 10 pm daily (except Sunday) which also has a parking lot, a create your own six pack craft beer section, a massive wine selection, and discounts on quantity.

Buy Rite – 575 Manila Avenue

In addition to the stores already mentioned, don’t forget that one of the biggest benefits of living in a major metropolitan area is that we don’t have to go to big box stores if we don’t want to. There are bodegas, corner stores, wine shops, and food trucks all around you. The Jersey City consumer is so selective, and has so many options, that you can be confident that any and all of those corner stores will be stocked up on the necessities and will operate in a clean and professional environment. We are proud of our ability to shop local – it’s great to have milk and eggs at the end of the block.

A Glance into Jersey City Farmer’s Market

Healthy places to eat in Jersey City

Best Vegan Bakeries in Jersey City

2. ENTERTAINMENT

Do yourself a huge favor and have a date night in the nearby bars and restaurants without your kids. There are hip and trendy options that are trying hard (and succeeding) to keep your dollars in Jersey City. That said, there are also lots of options for days and evenings with the kiddos.

The Liberty Science Center has four floors of entertainment. Get a membership. When the winter arrives, you’re going to need a place where the kids can run and feel the freedom that they feel outside without the wind whipping into their little faces. The science center is that place. There are always at least two exhibits/rooms for little ones, one which changes and one that stays the same. Right now the rotating exhibit is Curious George. There’s also a section with animals – the Eat and Be Eaten exhibit – and another area where there are giant fish tanks. Explore. You won’t regret it.

2.1 Outdoors:

Hamiton Park, Van Vorst Park and Newport Green. These parks with lots of outdoor space to run around, playground equipment to climb, slide, and swing on, and programming including farmer’s markets and movies in the park. Both are beautiful any time of year (ok, maybe not in the snow…), and are always full of friends. Friends are everywhere in Jersey City – chat someone up today!

2.2 Indoors:

Check out some of these fantastic indoor play spaces in Jersey City and Hoboken. Grab your energetic little ones and get them playing, singing, reading, crafting or exploring. And you don’t even have to travel that far.

JCFamilies Weekly Meet Ups

3. TRANSPORTATION

There are many ways to get around downtown Jersey City, and so many of us are grateful for the walk-able design of the neighborhood. For those times we can’t walk to where we need to be, there are lots of options that are oftentimes easier than driving your own car.

PATH has stations at Grove Street, Newport, Exchange Place and JSQ. All of these will take you into lower Manhattan and midtown in minutes and operate around the clock.

There are 2 ferries options: NY Waterway and Liberty Landing Ferry Service

The Light Rail takes you around New Jersey above ground. We know you’re not the only parent who gets on the Light Rail to go no where in particular, but just ride the train wherever with your little ones. Kids LOVE the Light Rail. They don’t need tickets, but you do. Be sure to STAMP your ticket after purchasing it so you don’t get fined if they check tickets.

CitiBike doesn’t have child seats but it is a fun and easy way to get around if you’re on your own.

Ridesharing companies like uber and lyft have gotten really popular in the past few years. Jersey City has seen a huge increase in their use because many times it’s easier to get a car service than to figure out where you’re going to park.

4. EDUCATION AND DAYCARES

There are so many options for day cares and schools in Jersey City that we couldn’t possibly list them all here. Please, check some options at the JCFamilies Education Guide 2017-18

Some things to know and/or think about when starting your school search:

  • Jersey City provides a free public school option beginning at age 3. Since there is limited space in the local schools, JC outsources their pre-k program to contracted child-care centers. All of these contracted child care centers use the High/Scope curriculum.
  • In addition, many downtown and Hamilton Park families choose private, Montessori, religious, or cooperative education options for their young children because they allow parents more flexibility and can be closer to home than the public option.
  • Nannys and au pairs are also very common for parents who choose in-home care for their babies.

JCFamilies organizes the JC Education Fair & the JC Summer Camp Fair every year. Check our webpage for updates.

5. FITNESS & WELLNESS

Being active is essential for both physical and mental health. Check out our list of local fitness and wellness clubs to find the one that works best for your needs, location and budget.

JCFamilies Fitness Directory

 6. DOCTORS

It’s comforting to know that you and your family are well taken care of with a great group of health care providers in the neighborhood. Our list here is a helpful guide for newbies in the neighborhood.

Looking for a pediatrician? Click here

Are you a woman? Are you an expectant mom? Are you planning to have a baby? Do you have kids? Primary Physicians info here: Carepoint Health and DRS

Adult and Pediatric ER

  • Hoboken University Medical Center / Carepoint: 308 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
  • Christ Hospital / Carepoint : 176 Palisades Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07306
  • Jersey City Medical Center: 355 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

7. DENTISTS  : 

7.1 Kids Dentistry

True Dental Care: 255 Brunswick St, Suite 5 – Phone: 201-565-0880
Modern Family Dentistry: 551 Jersey Ave – Phone: 201-798-1000
Dear Tooth Fairy: 432 Grand St – Phone: 201-763-6030

8. PHARMACIES

Newport Pharmacy: 165 Erie St
Downtown Pharmacy: 52 Essex Street & 18 Park View Ave
Palace Drugs and Liquors: 172 Newark Ave #2
CVS: at Target: 100 14th St
Duane Reade: 110 Newark Ave/ 52 River Dr S /1 – Path Plaza

24 Hours Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy : 59 Washington Street, Hoboken
Rite Aid: 2859-61 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

9. BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUES

Urban living brings its challenges of space, especially when you are planning your kids’ big day! We’ve made finding a birthday party space easy with our list of venues here.

The Best Kids Birthday Cakes in Jersey City and Hoboken

Birthday Party on a Budget

Jersey City

Best Places to Take Pictures with Santa In and Around Jersey City

Make sure you’re on the nice list because Santa is officially coming to town! There may be nothing more magical than bringing the kids to visit the jolly man in the red suit for during the holiday season. See your child’s face light up as they get to whisper their Christmas list to Santa while you capture these moments to keep forever! But where can you find the place with the perfect holiday backdrop? We’ve created a list of the The 8 Best Places to Take Pictures with Santa In and Around Jersey City!

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Newport Centre

30 Mall Dr E W, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 626-2078

Located right in Jersey City, the Newport Center is a great place for your kids to meet Santa. Santa is located in the center court of the mall and is available to take pictures and sit with your kids during normal mall hours. Santa will be there right until the day before Christmas! Make sure you RSVP your slot with the Santa Fast Pass to skip the long lines!! This is a great option for one of the 8 best places to take pictures with Santa in and around Jersey City

The Mall at Short Hills

1200 Morris Tpke., Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone: (973) 376-7350

Santa started early here this year giving you more time to get the littles ready for a photo-op! This year’s theme offers kids an interactive experience fit for the holidays! Kids receive a personalized badge at check-in which allows them to try on a virtual flight suit, learn about navigation, power Santa’s sleigh, and dance under magical lights and snowfall before taking their place on Santa’s lap. You can simply show up, or purchase your photo package in advance online to skip the lines.

Garden State Plaza 

One Garden State Plaza Paramus NJ 07652

Phone: (201) 843.2121

This holiday season, not only can you take pictures with Santa, but the Westfield Garden State Plaza is excited to celebrate the return of its legendary, iconic “Big Santa” display. From the 1950’s through the 1980’s, an unforgettable 51-foot high, illuminated “Big Santa” was perched atop a chimney in Westfield Garden State Plaza’s parking lot facing Route 17 – from which it could be seen for miles. For generations of Bergen County residents, “Big Santa’s” arrival signaled the unofficial start to the holiday season every year.

Willowbrook Mall

1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne

Phone: (973) 785-1655

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Get into the festive spirit by making a trip to visit Saint Nick at Willowbrook Mall! Kids will love having the chance to tell Santa Claus what’s on their wish list; plus, your pictures will make for excellent holiday cards! Skip the line by making reservations to see Santa. Reserve Monday – Wednesday through December 5 and save $5 on your photo package. Plus, receive a FREE personalized video with any purchase of a premium photo package.

Jersey Gardens

651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth

Phone: 908-354-5900

From now until December 24th you can get your holiday shopping done and still have time to take a selfie with Santa!

Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtleback Zoo

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Myrtle the Turtle, the mascot of Turtle Back Zoo, and several of his winter friends will be on hand to greet visitors at the Zoo. You can take “Selfie” with Santa Claus. There will also be a mailbox where children can send letters to Santa Clause at the North Pole. You can enjoy the holiday fun on Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, November 30- December 2, every night from December 7 – 31. However they are closed Christmas Eve and Day! Admission is free however, donations on non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats are always welcome!

New York

Macy’s Santaland

151 W. 34th Street, New York

Herald Square

Every year, Macy’s leaves visitors and in awe with their amazing Christmas displays. Santa makes an appearance every year but you must make a reservation in order to see him! He’s a busy man after all. Reservations open up November 18th!

Santa at Brookfield Place

230 Vesey St, New York

Phone: (212) 978-1673

Create lasting photo memories with the jolly man in red! Santa’s winter wonderland features a special children’s coloring area and is a place for everyone to capture the magic of the holidays while shopping and dining at Brookfield Place. Santa will be there until December 24th and you can even include your furry friends in the holiday festivities on December 3rd and 10th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Looking for my holiday fun? There are several winter activities to enjoy with your family around town and at home!

Winter and After School Classes for Kids in Jersey City

The Best Winter and After School Classes for Kids in Jersey City

If you are looking for fun and educational winter and after-school classes for kids in Jersey City, there are quite a few good options to choose from. After school programs give parents the peace of mind their child is in a fun, exciting, and safe environment that provides them with more learning and enrichment experiences. These are the top classes in Jersey City for your child to attend. Let’s take a peek!

Vibgyour 

“Sleigh bells ring but here at Vibgyor Creations, it’s our paint brushes that glisten! Join us for Winter in Vibgyorland!

From snowflakes to snow globes, in this series of classes, children will delight in the creation of their very own winter-themed artistic projects.

Sign up for an individual session, or join us for the entire series of festive fun and seasonal studies!”

Be sure to check out this great option for winter and after school classes for kids in Jersey City.

Cost $25 per class
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Starting: Dec 5th, 2017
Ages: 2-4 years old – 4:30 to 5:15
Ages 5-8 years old – 5:30 to 6:15pm

Register by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]

111-101 River Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Zaniac 

This special after-school program is great for parents who really want their kids to excel in learning and academics, but also want them to have a ton of fun and make a lot of great friends. There are a ton of different classes to choose from for your kids. For instance, you can enroll them in classes and programs like math, reading, computer programming, homework center, engineering, game-based learning, art & design, chess, touch typing, and more.

All classes run for different time periods, meet on different days, and have varying schedules. Classes tend to range in price of $149-$399, generally run for 6 weeks, and meet for 90 minutes 5-6 days per week. Although on the more expensive side, your child will get top-notch education and experiences that will positively impact their future. This is by far one of the best winter and after school classes for kids in Jersey City.

We built Zaniac to engage K-8 students around the world in supplemental science, technology, engineering, and math education – giving them the skills and motivation they need to create a better future. Our programs are designed from the ground up to prioritize fun, active engagement, and an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Zaniac is an inclusive learning environment and welcomes children with special cognitive / physical abilities or on the spectrum.

125 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 360-2450

My Gym – Jersey City

Winter classes available and the annual winter camp will run again from December 26-29th. They are also doing a Pre School Prep Open House Dec 2nd 10-12pm and Dec 8th 6-8pm. There are many different classes to choose from and they split up classes by age group, so your child can feel comfortable and safe in their environment. You can even sign them up for martial arts! This is one of the best winter and after school classes for kids in Jersey City.

252 9th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 205.1218

FastTrack Languages

The following are being offered during Winter/17:

1. Reading -Writing and Math: Monday to Friday  (ages 3 to 12) – From 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 1 or 2-hour sessions.
2. Baby and Me Italian classes: Sat 11:00 am
3. Italian classes: Age group  4 to 8 yrs old on Mondays 3:30 pm. – 4:30 pm  /  Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm
4. Spanish:  Age group 3 to 7 yrs old on Tuesdays 3:30 pm -4:15 pm
5. Gymnastics: Toddler Program / Mon – Frid 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are looking for your child to learn a new language in a fun and educational environment, this class is the perfect winter and after school classes for kids in Jersey City.

78 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 

(201)-685-8220

CrossFit JC

This class is for kids 5 to 18 years old. Tha class aims to teach kids the fundamentals of mechanics, consistency, and intensity in working out. Classes are held on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 4-4:45 Monday and Thursday and 11:30-12:45.

109 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City

1.833.CFJC.FIT

Jersey City Kick Boxing

JC Kick Boxing offers Muay Thai classes for kids during the winter months. Classes are unlimited for $99 per month or you can take 3 classes for $29 to test it out.

Kids Muay Thai is a beginner martial arts class that focuses on Muay Thai Kickboxing basics and exercise drills. Your child will have fun and stay healthy as they do exciting kickboxing and boxing drills designed specifically for children. This class is for children ages 5-11.

Children must be dropped off on time and picked up on time for their classes. We have a strict no bullying policy inside and outside the gym.

There is a wifi lounge for parents during class times or parents may watch the class.

201.539.1333

Next Step Broadway

For the 1st 3 Wednesdays in December come take a class with a former Rockette. Our very own Ms. Keisa will be teaching a jazz/tap/kickline class Dec 6th, 13th and 20th from 7:15pm-8pm. No tap shoes, no character shoes, no previous dance experience needed! This is a perfect option for winter and after school classes for kids in Jersey City.

Email the studio [email protected] to register. $18/class. Discount for parents with students already enrolled in classes.

233 9th St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 706-3025

JC Taekwondo & Kickboxing Academy

This place offers a children’s program that has classes running all through the winter. Classes are based on age. You have to call for pricing information, but they do have a special currently available for 1 free class.

150 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

201-333-1006

Steam Works Studio 

From robotics to animation to programming classes and much more, there is something for all kids here. They are offering classes on the weekends and each program runs for 6-12 weeks long.

Brunswick Center, 189 Brunswick St, Jersey City

(855-783-2687)

 New City Kids

This program offers an after-school center that helps kids from first grade through college with leadership skills, academics, music, and much more. Your kids can partake in classes like drums, keyboard, visual arts, dance, and much more. There are also academic based classes like reading programs to help kids that struggle with reading in school.

The after-school center is for kids in grades 1-8 and takes place the entire Jersey City academic school year. This winter and after-school classes for kids in Jersey City is a great option for families who need something all year long on a consistant schedule. We highly recommend checking out this as a great choice for winter and after school classes for kids in Jersey City.

240 Fairmount Ave,
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201.915.9896

Bricks 4 Kids

If you have a kid that loves to be creative, loves building, and has a thing for Legos, look no further than this unique after-school class. During the class, there is plenty of learning to do as your child will learn about the concepts of friction, gravity, torque, scale, gears, axles and beams. All of the materials are provided and classes go all throughout the school year.

At this time, Bricks 4 Kids come to your children’s school and they already have some of their programs in JC after-school programs currently. Check with your school to see if they offer this program. If you are interested in recommending this program to your children’s school, you can contact them at [email protected]

Locations vary in Jersey City schools.

Jersey City Martial Arts

If you want something active and fun, but also would like your child to learn the power of self-defense, JC Martial Arts school is a great after-school class option. Every day of the week, they will pick your child up from school and transport them to the martial arts school building. Classes can be attended every day after school for the duration of the school year.

If you want your child in winter and after school classes for kids in Jersey City that provide them with great physical activity, enrichment, and fun while learning to protect themselves through self-defense, we highly recommend this after-school program.

419 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 222-8996

Alpha Minds Academy

This is an enrichment program that provides kids with the ability to learn as much as possible and improve their intellect with activities like chess, STEM, languages, and much more. Classes and programs run for the school year, from September to June, with the winter class schedule being January to March. Classes take place on Saturday’s from 9 am to 3 pm. Fees are $308 per class.

Boys and Girls Club 225 Morris Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07302

201-844-8535

Waterfront Montessori 

This fantastic after-school program is for kids that range in age from 3-14 years old. They focus on classes designed for physical and artistic expression. You can choose from classes like chess, music lessons, art, Java Programming, robotics, physics, yoga, creative movement, French, sewing, and tons and tons more. You do have to go through an admissions process and apply for the class or program of your choice. After school care is from 3:15 pm – 6 pm Monday through Friday and is $12 per hour.

The application is $75 and non-refundable.

150 Warren St #108, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 333-5600

Piano Lessons, Yukiko Tanaka

  • Age 3 and up
  • All Level – Suzuki Method or Traditional Method
  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • Piano recitals and public performances around Jersey City
  • Learn music theory as well in the lesson
  • Lessons at private music studio in downtown Jersey City

$30 for 30min lesson, $45 for 45min lesson and $60 for 60min lesson

Contact: 646-441-1464 / [email protected]
website: www.snowinthefield.com

Important Note

*AfterSchool Program classes will now require individual student enrollment at an extra charge. We have reduced our Extended Day Tuition and no longer offer automatic enrollment in AfterSchool Program offerings.
**Parents should note that Waterfront Montessori requires a commitment from the parents for the entire academic school year from September to June. There will be no reduction for absences, holidays or partial months.

Saanwee – Hindi Language Arts

A centre for Hindi Language Arts in Jersey City to share the colorful culture of India through its language. We offer courses for both children and adults at all levels in Colloquial Hindi Speaking, Reading & Writing, Hindi for Travelers, Language & Cultural Immersion. Our specially designed classes for kids include Hindi Balvatika (4-8yo) and Hindi Pathshala (9-12yo) 
 
We are known to teach with love, patience and motivation, bringing a new perspective and an immersive experience for all ages.
 
Contact:
Priti Gupta-Udeshi (Artistic Director & Founder)
Winter and After School Classes for Kids in Jersey City

 

 

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