Things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City

Things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey City

 

Hamilton Park , Jersey city

 

The weather gives us hope of warmer days ahead and with rising temperatures our love for one of Jersey city’s most beloved park, only increases . And here we are with things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey city .

Hamilton park – a 5.4 acre square green space in downtown Jersey city is one of its residents and visitors favorite destination. Engulfed in tall tress and sporting an array of historic houses and shop fronts , charming boutiques and restaurants. Hamilton park offers many activities for people of all age groups.  Here is a curated list of  things to do  around Hamilton park in Jersey city

Inside Hamilton Park

  • Play Areas

Children of all ages love the Hamilton park. Besides the large space to run, play and scooter around , this park  has two lovely dedicated  children’s playground . Split between ages (0-5) and (5-12) both the playgrounds have age appropriate equipment. Children love to spend time sliding, swinging or climbing. Another major attraction is the Hamilton park splash pad. A small fenced –in water playground featuring sprinklers and colorful buckets of water dropping overhead,  bound to form an immediate love affair with little ones. There are so many things to do around Hamilton Park in  Jersey city that you might find it difficult to leave !

If you have a fur baby, look no further. This park is pet friendly and features a dog park. Let your furry ones run, play, and enjoy !

 

  • Sporting Fun

Hamilton park  is the focal point of families engaged in recreational fun .Its basketball court, and a tennis court typically run busy during summer months, with some wait time for your turn. If you wish to play , land here early or get your name entered in and wait for your turn . Either ways, have fun while you shoot hoops or practice your serve!

 

Gazebo at hailton park, jersey city
Gazebo at the hamilton park , Jersey city

Walk around the park under the leafy trees, relax in the Gazebo or look at the little free library , a small space shaped like an owl meant for free exchange of children’s books. Select what you want and give back what others could use! Its absolutely free !

These carefree walks, are simple, joyful and one big attraction of things to do  around Hamilton Park  in Jersey city. After all who does not want to spend time amongst birds, trees , flowers and natures.

  • Events

The Hamilton park neighborhood association (HPNA) conducts events that are a hit amongst the local community. Some of the popular events are the farmers market, Shakespeare in the park, the great egg hunt , the education fair and many more.

Farmers market
Hamilton Park Farmers market

During the summer months, the park participates in the outdoor movie nights , the schedule of which is displayed both on the website as well as on a large colorful banner at the entrance of the park  . In the month of June, the community holds the Hamilton Park Festival- great time to enjoy music, food and plethora of fun, engaging activities.

The farmers market is set up around the Gazebo every Wednesday between 3:00 and 7:30 PM from May to December. Over 20 vendors and their fresh produce is a source of high traffic and buzz on these days. Enjoy the fresh lemonade on hot summer days and head to the popping aromatic popcorn . Indulge in sumptuous Stella’s empanadas while browsing fresh apples, strawberries , Jams or fresh green vegetables. Don’t forget to bring your bag to carry home your purchases ! Find out more farmers market in the area 

Ensure to check the event calendar if you want to attend a specific event . This is one of the most sought after events and much featured in things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey city.

 

  • Families and fun

Besides the regular events , Picnics all around the park and an occasional  birthday celebration are other ways families enjoy this charming and splendid green spot – ‘ Hamilton Park ‘. However if you wish to use the Gazebo or conduct a private event , we encourage you to seek permissions from Jersey City cultural affairs .

Around the Hamilton Park

Walk around the perimeter of Hamilton park : Enjoy the neighborhood. Not only children but also people of all age groups are bound to be smitten by the charm and warmth of this place.

 

Musically or creatively inclined and want to experience a new instrument or dance form? Head to Next step broadway at 9th street. Looking to engage young children in meaningful play, parties or events step into My Gym also located at 9th street.

About 50 steps ahead is another children’s favorite creamery and bake shop Milk, Sugar , Love’. Indulge in some delightfully delicious, churned out of organic milk – ice cream . Don’t miss to try the delectable and tantalizing baked goods.

Keep walking till you find a large wall mural of a young girl peeking through a window . The graffiti is loved by adults and children alike, evoking imagination, creative thinking and story telling.

 

 

Sightseeing : Take a walk around Hamilton park to witness history . Stand and stare at the Victorian-style residences in this part of town. Wander around the streets surrounding the park to see well-preserved examples of these Victorian abodes. Don’t miss the little benches dotted around the perimeter of the park and the lamp posts that offer a splendid & picturesque scenery! Like we said, you are spoilt for choices when narrowing on things to do around Hamilton Park in Jersey city.

Places to Eat near Hamilton Park :

Hungry ? You are spoilt for choices when near Hamilton park. Here is a list of top places to indulge and tantalize the taste buds! This is just a small list , Hamilton park area is dotted with eateries and cafes .

Ahri’s kitchen : 227, 7th Street.

Ahri’s Kitchen serves authentic home style authentic Korean food. A BYOB and order at the counter style restaurant. The serving size is large and the mood easy. Just seat yourself and enjoy their soups , dumpling and some authentic Korean cuisine.

Psst don’t miss out the décor of the place, tastefully and meticulously done , bring on that camera and capture the memories you make here !

White Star Bar : 179 WARREN ST, JC

A juicy burger and a bottle of wine or maple salmon and a sumptuous spread of appetizer , either way this friendly place with great ambiance is just a hop , skip, jump away from Hamilton park. Open till late night , White star has a vibe you cannot miss.

Carmine’s Pizza : 366 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Another favorite in all age groups is carmine;s pizza factory. Serving thin crust Pizza with incredible flavors, delicious sphagetti and everything Italian! . A corner brownstone with large glass windows and outside seating during summer months. Just what you want at the end of a long summery day !

Hamilton Inn :708 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Another local favorite is The Hamilton Inn . This is great place to enjoy brunch, dinner, or late night food with friends and family. The Hamilton Inn was awarded open Table’s best 100 brunch restaurants in the country. You know you cant go wrong if choosing this place. Get there early to avoid long waiting time , specially during weekend brunch

Basic : 231 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

You cant miss the Basic Deli. Located at 231 8th St, Delightful place, Large glass windows and quirky outside seating with a spread of some great coffees and teas. You cant miss the place boasting ‘ the best coffee in town ‘ can you?

O’ Café : 230 Pavonia Ave:Previously Smith and Chang’s general foods , now called O’ Café .

This is not just a coffee shop but a great place to meet up or work . The coffee shop is great for anyone who loves their coffee to be made in a specific way with many options for Vegans. Kickstart your morning here with the sun falling on the large windows and making everything brighter. This place has  cute interiors and some amazing food options- full of baked goods, acai bowls, salads, and sandwiches.

Spend an entire day , evening and night enjoying the many facets of things to do  around Hamilton park in Jersey city

Getting to Hamilton Park

Getting to Hamilton park is easy . Closest stations are Grove street and Newport light rail. About 8 minutes of walking distance from Newport light rail, and similar from Grove street. If you are driving , parking is on street and free. However it could be tough to get a spot during evenings and high traffic times. Arrive early and secure a spot!

If you enjoy any of the above features and would like to add to the list of things to do  around Hamilton Park in Jersey city do write to us !

Happy warmer months ahead !

PS : There are many other green pastures and parks to explore in Jersey city. If you are in Paulus hook area head to Van Vorst park, Lincoln park and Liberty state park are other beautiful parks to explore.

Camp Riverbend “Star Wars” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

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

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

Exhibition in Downtown 234 Gallery, Jersey City

Downtown 234 Gallery is proud to present for our fifth exhibition of the year – Ink on Paper “A Sumi-e Show”

Featuring works by artists Shoukei Shodou and Deirdre Kennedy. ”
It is a process very difficult to use and more difficult to master and it is totally done with just a brush and ink on rice paper. It is a simple process but not easy.” -Deirdre Kennedy
Shoukei Shodou and Deirdre Kennedy both mastered traditional Japanese brush painting from 10 – 15 years experience.
Join us for our opening reception Thur June 28 6-9pm* Refreshments will be served!

Camp Riverbend in New Jersey : Cinco De Mayo Open House

Camp Riverbend New Jersey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camp Riverbend “Ninja Training” Open House

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please donate it at  HPNA table:

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

RSVP NOW…….
Great Egg Hunt in Jersey City

Camp Riverbend Super Hero Open House Sunday March 18

Choosing a camp for this summer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MUST RSVP HERE

WHY GYMBOREE?

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

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

Camp Riverbend “Wacky Olympics” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

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

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