Great Egg Hunt in Hamilton Park, Jersey City

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
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 2 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 2 Years Old (with the parents)
11:20 AM :  3 to 5 Years Old (without the parents)
11:40 AM :  5 & up (without the parents)
12:00 AM :  Special Need Kids (with the parents)
If you are a business and want to participate in the event, please write to us at [email protected] OR [email protected]
We will be collecting the following items for St. Lucy’s Shelter in Easter Egg Hunt Jersey City:

Please donate it at  HPNA table:

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

Great Egg Hunt 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.

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone:(201) 420-1550

Summer Camps in Jersey City

The 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


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 both indoors and out, children will make friends, develop their confidence and most importantly, have fun learning. This year’s Summer Camp will run July 2 – August 10, 2018. The “Hopscotch Around the World” program for children ages 3-6 will be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an after camp hours option from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The Toddler camp will be in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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.


MY GYM Jersey City
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.


Summer Camps in Jersey City
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

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City


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 – 
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


List of Summer Camps in Jersey City DEERKILL DAY CAMP
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.


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.


List of Summer Camps in Jersey City

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

List of Summer Camps in 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:Curious & Capable- A Day at SSJC

Read about us in The Wall Street Journal HERE

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


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!


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

List of Summer Camps in Jersey City


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.



10 Regent Street, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
June 18, 2018 through August 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Theme based activities


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


Spend the SUMMER with The Learning Suite!
Six weeks of exploration through Visual & Performing Arts awaits your child.
June 18th – July 27th, 2018
Half – day camp 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Snack Included)
Full – day camp 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Lunch & Snack Included)
June 18 – 22  – The Gingerbread Man
June 25 – 29  – The Little Red Hen
July 2 – 6 – Goldilocks and The Three Bears
July 9 – 13 – The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
July 16 – 20 – Why Flies Buzz
July 23 – 27 – How Turtles Got Their Shells
With plenty of outdoor fun!
Open House – May 5th, 2018 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)



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. Choose from 44 sessions such as coding, game development, robotics, astronomy, animal life, physics, chemistry, geology, and even sailing.
Our supportive environment includes a passionate, skilled teaching staff and cool science tools. Kids learn a lot and have a blast! LSC’s camp is for rising 1st – 8th graders. Sessions are offered Mon-Fri from 9:00am – 4:00pm from July 9 – August 24. Extended AM and PM hours are available for an extra charge. Reserve your preferred topic and week(s) today! Email [email protected] or call 201-253-1380.



[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


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


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.


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.


1202 Shipyard Ln, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 377-5495
May 7 – Aug 24 9-11/9-12/9:30-3:30 Daily. Inquire at Kidville



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!
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.

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.

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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!


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


7.1 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


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


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

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!


“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


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 


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


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.


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


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


 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

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


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]

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.
Priti Gupta-Udeshi (Artistic Director & Founder)
Winter and After School Classes for Kids in Jersey City



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Where to buy Christmas Trees & Wreaths In & Around Jersey City

Where to buy Christmas Trees & Wreaths In & Around Jersey City

Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you!! Please, check out some options in & around Jersey City.


793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310 – Phone: (201) 963-1414


180 12th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA – Phone: 201-963-6513


548 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA – Phone: 201-216-1188


109 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA


513 Westside Ave, Jersey City, 07304

Trees of all shapes and sizes, as well as other Christmas decorations, are sold annually at the lot.



We buy premium Christmas trees from superb growers who cut the trees for us the day before we pick them up. Other Christmas items include wreaths (plain and decorated), roping, Boxwood Trees, and, grave blankets.

Check their availability at the following markets
Grove Pointe Farmer’s Market – Mondays from 4 to 8pm
Exchange Place Market – Tuesdays from 12:30 to 6:30pm
Hamilton Park Farmer’s Market – Wednesdays from 3 to 7:30pm
Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmer’s Market – Thursdays from 4 to 8pm
Journal Square Farmer’s Market – Fridays from 11am to 7pm
Paulus Hook – Saturdays from 11am to 4pm



156 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. Phone: (201) 391-4576
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

Fresh cut Christmas Trees, Hand-made wreaths all sizes 8” to 6’, remembrance blankets, kissing balls, swags, mantel pieces, farm grown poinsettias. Custom orders welcome.


100 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401, USA
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City


85 Airmont Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430, USA
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

Right after Thanksgiving we reopen with hundreds of pre-cut Christmas trees: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir of all different shapes and sizes. Our tree specialists will help you to find the perfect tree.

In addition to our trees, we have a wide variety of decorated and undecorated wreaths, kissing balls and white pine roping to suit your decorating needs. Decorated grave covers and grave blankets are also available.

Come take a walk through a greenhouse bursting with colorful poinsettias and poinsettia baskets for the perfect holiday gift.


1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930 . Phone: 908-879-7189.
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

Come Visit Santa’s Country Corner!
Santa will be touching down at Alstede Farms just in time for the perfect family portrait. He’ll be checking his list while you happily check off your Christmas card photo opportunity from your list. Come share unforgettable moments on our farm and kindle your Christmas spirit by visiting our beautiful display of firs, pines and wreaths. Stay to enjoy Country Christmas with Santa, roast a marshmallow, and then make a delicious stop into our farm store for fresh baked treats, homemade ice cream and freshly picked produce.

Country Christmas with Santa hours are 11am-4pm on 12/2, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16 12/17, 12/23, 12/24, & 2-5pm on 12/3

Where to buy Christmas Trees & Wreaths In & Around Jersey CityPlease note that on Sunday, Dec. 3rd Santa will be available at his country corner from 2:00 pm – 5 pm because Santa’s having breakfast with us that day! Interested in having breakfast with Santa? Find out more about having breakfast with Santa by clicking here.

Our farm store is open 9am-8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays- Thursdays 9am-7pm.

Stop by his Country Christmas Corner to say hello and treat yourself to some warm cider or a seasonal ice cream while on the farm.

Available for purchase:  hot cider, hot chocolate, donuts, and more.


347 Hillside Ave and River Rd., Chatham 973-507-4343
Approximately 35 min from Jersey City

Where to buy Christmas Trees & Wreaths In & Around Jersey CityBring the entire family for an od holiday experience. Don’t Forget your camera.

Wander the 10 lush acres and find the perfect tree check the height and make your final selection. Cut it yourself, we will show you how, or let us cut it for you.

Visit Chatham’s Quaint Main Street for breakfast, lunch or a cup of hot cocoa.


Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

Where to buy Christmas Trees & Wreaths In & Around Jersey CityU-Cut Christmas Tree:
1- 260 Dey Road, Cranbury, NJ 08512 ***CASH ONLY or Pre-Pay with credit card at Retail Lot***
2- 120 Cranbury Neck Road, Cranbury, NJ 08512 ***CASH or Visa/Mastercard***
Bring your own saw or use ours!

Fresh –Cut; Retail Lot:
118 Dey Road, Cranbury, NJ, 08512

Twine to tie trees down & netting available at all locations

Fraser/Canaan Fir, Douglas & Concolor Firs; Blue & Norway Spruce; White Pine, and more
And our Christmas Shoppe has everything else!
Wreaths, evergreen roping,grave pillows, tree stands, lights, holiday gifts, ornaments and accessories


4 West Field Rd. , Mendham, NJ 07945 – Phone: 973-865-6362
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

Where to buy Christmas Trees & Wreaths In & Around Jersey CityCheck and Cash ONLY
Cut your own Christmas Tree
Free Hayrides (Weather Permitting)


25 Bartley Road, Long Valley NJ 07853
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

Christmas Season at Ort Farms
-Douglas Fir and Fraiser Fir Trees (4 ft-11 ft)
-Decorated Wreaths
-Kissing Balls
-Grave Blankets
-Grave Crosses
-Interior Decorations
-Boxwood trees and candle holders


525 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930 – Phone: (908) 879-5509
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

Fresh-cut Fraser Firs (Various sizes 6-12 ft.)
Wreathes – plain & decorated
Kissing Balls
Designer Bows and more!


35 Orchardside Dr., Cranbury 609-799-1855
Approximately 1 hour from Jersey City

We offer an excellent selection of Choose and Cut Christmas Trees.



The City of Jersey City has been celebrating the Mayor’s Toy Drive since 1996 and on Friday, December 15, 2017 Mayor Fulop of Jersey City will host the 21st Annual Toy Drive at City Hall.

Last year, over 900 children (ages 1 to 12) preregistered for the event and this year they expect even more. With that being said, please donate new unopened toys for needy children in Jersey City. The drop-off location will be at the Resident Response Center in City Hall at 280 Grove Street, Room 106, Jersey City, NJ 07302.



The 7th Annual Jersey City Ties Holiday Toy Drive & Happy Hour will take place on Saturday, December 2 at HopsScotch (286 Washington St. in Downtown JC)

All toys and gifts collected will be distributed to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County.

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card appropriate for children ages 5-17 years old. You can also make a cash donation, which will be used to purchase additional toys and gift cards for the kids. Cash donations will be matched by Jersey City Ties, up to $350.

Most-wanted toys include:

– Sports equipment (especially footballs and basketballs)
– Lego sets
– Board games
– Dolls (especially Barbies and American Girl Dolls)
– Action figures
– Arts & crafts kits
– Hot Wheels
– Paw Patrol
– Doc McStuffins
– Play-Doh sets
– Nerf balls (no Nerf guns, please!)

If you can’t make it on the 2nd, never fear – just drop them an email at [email protected] and they will arrange for a way to collect your donation.



The Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement will deliver toys to various organizations that serve needy families with your help. Let’s support one another while bringing a smile to some tiny faces.

Donations can be dropped off or picked up for your convenience.

They are asking 2 toys per person , one for a boy and one for a girl ages 0 to 12 years old.

Please call 201 589-8322 for more information. Deadline to donations: 12/21/17 Distribution: 12/23/17



 Help spread smiles this holiday season! Weichert, Realtors is thrilled to host its 39th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through December 15.

More info:



At “Project: MARKET” on Dec 2nd and 3rd, there will be a toy drive to benefit families throughout the area. New and unwrapped toys can be brought to the market. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.outside of Jersey City’s City Hall on Grove and Montgomery streets.



On Dec 2nd and 3rd there will be a toy bin at Project Greenville for new and unwrapped toys to be donated to a local charity. The event at Project Greenville, Winter Wonderland, will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. each night. The event will take place at Project Greenville, located at 128 Winfield Ave.



The Jersey City Fire Department’s Capt. Mark V. Lee Sr. Christmas Fund Toy Drive is underway and will go until Dec. 22. They are looking for new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations. The donations can be dropped off at any firehouse throughout Jersey City.

In addition to it, the JCFD Toy Drive is including  a Pub Crawl & Mother Show at White Eagle Hall on Dec 2d and portions of all ticket sales will go to the Jersey City Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive. Ticket holders are requested to bring new toys that be collected at White Eagle Hall.

More details at:



At the Landmark Loew’s Jersey theater on Dec. 9, there will be a toy drive along with a visit from Santa. Pictures can be taken from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pets are welcome to come for pictures from noon to 1:30 p.m. Digital pictures are $5, but are free if a child brings a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive. The theater is located at 54 Journal Square.

89 York St, Jersey City, NJ , 07302 – Phone (201) 451-8225

Kenmare High School | St. Joseph’s Home | The Nurturing Place | St. Mary’s Residence

Helping women and children break the cycle of poverty since 1989

It’s not your traditional holiday wishes but this is what York Street Project  needs:

  • Twin bedding (dire need – we have none)
  • Pedialyte
  • adult and children cold medicines /cough medicines
  • stroller rain covers – plastic see through ones

Looking for the Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for the Best Thanksgiving Recipes, Jersey City?

Thanksgiving can often get overwhelming with all of the cooking to do, the timing to get right, and all of your friends and family coming over expecting a delicious meal. Furthermore, it can be just as challenging deciding what dishes to prepare for the big day as well. There are so many options to choose from and so many different tastes to cater to. We have put together a list of some super great Thanksgiving recipes to help get you started on your preparation. Looking for the best Thanksgiving recipes, Jersey City? Well, we have got you covered!

Candied Yams

Sweets aren’t just for dessert on Thanksgiving. Try this sweet candied yam recipe. It has things ling spicy ginger and toasted marshmallows to make it even more delicious.

 Glazed Baby Carrots

Another sweet and savory veggie dish is a great way to please the adults and also entice the kids to eat their veggies on this indulgent day. Plus, it is only 4 ingredients and so simple to whip up fast. If you are looking for the best Thanksgiving recipes, these carrots are definitely one.

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a must on Thanksgiving and these cream potatoes are great because you can prep them in advance. This recipe is a must try for all mashed potato lovers.

 Foolproof Pie Dough

Pir crust for your favorite pie recipes can also be made ahead as well and then frozen. You can even make it weeks in advance. This is a buttery and flaky crust that everyone will love.

 Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is the perfect food to prep in advance because it only gets better the longer it sits. This recipe is so simple that it can be made in 10 minutes. No need for store-bought and canned jelly style cranberry sauce. This is sure to impress all of your guests.

Three-Cheese Mini Macs

Kids love mac and cheese, so this is a great side dish all little ones will devour. They are also perfect for them to just pick up with the hands and chow down.

Frosted Pumpkin Cupcakes

Kids love cupcakes. So, for their dessert treat flavorful pumpkin cupcakes with sweet and creamy frosting and a perfect kid approved dessert.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

If you want to put a unique spin on classic pecan pie, this recipe includes lush chocolate to take your pie to the next level. The chocolate and nutty pecans make the perfect combo. When looking for the best Thanksgiving recipes, we always like something a little different.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you are sick of regular pumpkin pie for this Thanksgiving’s dessert spread, try this sinfully creamy and flavorful pumpkin cheesecake!

Ginger Apple Cranberry Sauce

If you are looking for a traditional dish, like cranberry sauce, but with a zesty and spicy spin, look no further than this easy and delicious ginger apple cranberry sauce.

Cornbread Dressing

If you want to add some Southern comfort to your Thanksgiving, cornbread stuffing is a perfect sweet and savory dish to add to the spread!

 Sweet Potato Souffle

Having a Thanksgiving with mainly adults and want to add a sophisticated touch? This sweet potato souffle is super simple but looks and tastes so decadent your guests will think you slaved for hours and hours over one dish. If you are looking for the best Thanksgiving recipes with an eleated twist, try this out!

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Warm, soft, buttery, and slightly sweet, sweet potato biscuits will please your whole crowd, especially the kids. Kids love sweet and bready baked items, so these homemade biscuits are sure to be a hit.

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits 

Desserts don’t have to be hard. Pumpkin pie parfaits are a wonderful and easy addition to add to your scrumptious dessert table! Give these a try…we know you and your guests will not be disappointed.

Pretzel Turkeys 

If you want a cute treat for the kids that will leave them in awe, be sure to take some time to make these adorable pretzel turkeys with them. It will keep them engaged and also be a fun edible craft project.

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is the perfect fall veggie. If you have any vegetarian friends they will absolutely love this recipe. With ingredients like vegetarian sausage, garlic, feta cheese, and mushrooms, this stuffed squash will please everyone.

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash & Greens Bake

This squash has the looks of spaghetti and it neutral in flavor so it can be paired is any flavor combo. This creamy, cheesy, and greens filled bake is perfect for a healthier Thanksgiving side dish.

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

It is always nice to prepare some vegan dished just in case. These vegan mashed potatoes are delicious and creamy, just like the real deal.

Vegan Stuffing

Stuffing is an easy dish to make vegan-friendly and it certainly does not have to lack any flavor. This recipe is filled with robust and traditional flavors. Give it a try and see!

Sweet Potato Casserole

With pecans and rolled oats, marshmallows are replaced with something a bit more wholesome and nutritious, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste that way!

Vegan Gravy

Yes! You can make delicious vegan gravy. This is one of the best recipes so we definitely think you should try it out.

If you have been looking for the best Thanksgiving recipes, this list is a great way to get your started and help you plan your Thanksgiving feast!


Holiday Events In and Around Jersey City

The Best Holiday Events In And Around Jersey City

There is almost no better than the time of year then when we are surrounded by holidays. It’s a time filled with happiness, cheer, delicious foods, cozy fires, and family. Furthermore, the holiday season always means tons and tons of special events are taking place as well. Thankfully, Jersey City is a town that has plenty of holiday cheer to offer. In this post, we will explore some of the best holiday events in and around Jersey City. Let’s take a look at what is happening this year!

JCFamilies’ Annual Holiday Party for families In Jersey City

Annual Holiday Party for families In Jersey City

Join us for this festive event where local JC Families come together to celebrate the holiday season!

There will be a magic show, a holiday theme shadow Puppet Show, pictures with Santa, a kid’s fashion show, a dance party and more.

3:00 to 3:15pm – Kids’ Keyboard Performance by  Yukiko Tanaka & students

3:15 to 4:15 pm – Magic Show by Magician Cisco

4:15 to 5 pm – Shadow Puppet Show (holiday related)

5:00pm – Kid’s Dance Performance by Next Step Broadway

5:05 – Flamenco Dance Performance by Natallia Bassava

5:30 to 5:45pm – Fashion Show: Let the Kids Shine!

5:45 to 6:30pm – Dance Party with DJ Little Heads

RSVP here :

Holiday Marketplace at Hudson County Community College (Free Event)








Join us for a day of great gift buys from local businesses and family fun, including a magician, puppet show, face painting, balloon animals, holiday book readings, kids’ crafts, Selfies with Santa and more!

Parents, shop while your kids enjoy the festivities and demo some of our upcoming spring programs!

Schedule for the event :

12:00 – 1:00:     Sew Your Own Felt Ornaments & Gifts with Joys in Teaching

1:00 – 1:30 Holiday Story Books to Stage with Speranza Theater Co.            (Book Readings & Crafts)

1:30 – 3:30 Magic, Puppets, & Balloon Twisting

3:30 – 4:00 Holiday Story Books to Stage with Speranza Theater Co. (Book Readings & Crafts)

12:00 – 3:00 Face Painting for Kids

12:00 – 4:00 Selfies with Santa

Hudson County Community College’s Department of Community Education & Office of Student Activities


Holiday Lights Spectacular – West Orange, NJ 

Holiday Events In and Around Jersey City

If you and the kids find nothing more spectacular and mesmerizing than Christmas and holiday lights, a trip to the Holiday Lights Spectacular is a must this holiday season. The event is free and begins on November 17. It is open every night from 5-9 pm (except for December 24-25). It takes place at the Essex County Turtleback Zoo and is a walkable light show. It features tons of sparkling lights and over 50 different animals and characters that are full of lights as well. Although the event is free, it is recommended you bring food and clothing donations to help make everyone’s holiday season merry and bright. This is one of the best holiday events in and around Jersey City.

Swedish Christmas Fair – Upper Montclair, NJ 

Holiday Events In and Around Jersey City

You certainly don’t have to be Swedish to enjoy this festive Christmas event. There is a little something for everyone at this fair. There is a large selection of foods, gift, and crafts to browse through. What makes this even so unique is the handmade Swedish crafts like woodwork, linen, and decorations available for purchase. They will have a Swedish cafe filled with traditional food fare like waffles, open-faced sandwiches, coffee bread, and much more.  You can win a ton of prizes and raffles as well and it is a great event to teach your children about other cultures and holiday traditions. This is one of the most unique holiday events in and around Jersey City. The event takes place Sunday, November 19th from 10 am to 6 pm.

Holiday Decorations at The Stickley Museum – Morris Plains, NJ 

Beginning in mid-November, The Stickley Museum puts on a magical holiday decorations display. Tours run Thursday through Sunday at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. This is a cool old world way to get into the holiday spirit and one of the best holiday events in and around Jersey City.

The Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley’s own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the home’s forest palette, the decorations bring nature indoors and spotlight the Arts and Crafts movement’s emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity and natural materials.

Newark Annual Tree Holiday Lighting Celebration – Newark, NJ

On November 27 at 4 pm, Newark will be having their annual tree lighting. There will be festive music, pictures with Santa with a special holiday gift, bouncy house, synthetic ice skating rink, a trackless train, numerous carnival games, children’s characters, and Victorian carolers. The tree lighting will take place at 6 pm. There will be lot and street parking and the rain date is the 26th. The whole event is free.

Festival of Trees “Deck The Halls” – Chester, NJ

This is an annual event in Chester, NJ and is a charitable event with the goal to raise awareness and support for the Senior Resource Center (SRC). The event takes place from December 2 to the 9th. If you are looking to donate and support a charity during the holiday season, this one of the best holiday events in and around Jersey City.

New Jersey Ballet: The Nutcracker – Morristown, NJ

The Nutcracker by the NJ Ballet is the longest running original production in the entire state of NJ. It is a classic show that is perfect for the whole family. With stunning stage sets, beautiful dancing, and out of this work music, this is a special treat for the whole family to go and see. Shows run from December 4 to the 24 with tons of show times so you can surely fit in your trip to this holiday ballet.

Run Santa Run – Montclair, NJ

If you are looking for a fun event, but one that also gets you outside and active, look no further than this charity run. It is put on to support The American Cancer Fund. It is a 5k fun run and5-mile walk. The run is lead by Santa Clause and you must be registered by November 15th to receive your Santa hat. “Come out and enjoy holiday music, hot cocoa, prizes and local vendors and food trucks. Children will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa your free Santa hat. ” Cost is $8 16 & Under, $25 Adults.

Kid’s Night – Hoboken, NJ

On December 2, 2017, to Dec 9, from 5:30 PM until 09:00 PM, this drop-off event is designed especially for kids. With everything included, this is one of the coolest holiday events in and around Jersey City for the kids. The cost is $35 per child or $60 for siblings. Included in the price is:

  • Dinner: Pizza from Napolis, juice, and a cupcake
  • Art Project: Your child will create a great craft during our art class.
  • Dance Party: This is an upbeat movement class with fun games and activities.
  • Movie: Shown on our professional 6 foot by 8-foot movie screen and projector for a mini-movie experience.

Annual Historic Downtown Tree Lighting and Menorah Ceremony- Jersey City, NJ

This annual event takes place at the Pedestrian Mall on December 7th 6:45 pm. This is a free event that is perfect for the whole family to attend. There will be free fresh cookies for the kids, music, and more. Santa will be there are there will be refreshments served all throughout the event.

Holiday Market and Craft Fair – Jersey City, NJ

On December 9 and 10 from 12-6:60 pm, this craft fair and market will feature a warm and cozy shopping village in a heated and toasty tent. There will be a ton of arts, crafts, and specialty goods to browse through like art, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, and much more. All prices are very budget friendly and make great holiday gifts for all family and friends. There will also be tasty holiday treats and live entertainment. Plus, for the adults, holiday cocktails will be served. Santa will be there for pictures with the kids, fun fingerless gloves will be given away, SWAG bags will be given away, and more free holiday goodies.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 – Hoboken, NJ

On December 5th, at 5 pm, Hoboken will have their annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This year, they will have Elvis the Elf and an appearance by the one and only Santa Clause. There will be tons of live performances, music, and prized and giveaways! The lighting takes place in front of City Hall. It is a great, fun safe, and festive way to really kick off the holiday season with the whole family. The event is free.

City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair – Hoboken, NJ 

On December 2-3 from 11 am to 5 pm, the City Hall Holiday Craft Fair will take place in Hoboken. There will be unique and fun holiday items from local vendors and businesses. Items will include things like: “art, jewelry, fashion accessories, pottery, wooden home decor, hand knit scarves, hats, mittens, baby sweaters, baby clothes, Silly Chilly hot sauce, holiday ornaments & gift wrap, soap & body products, candles, sachets, dog & cat treats, hot & cold compresses & much more.”

Furthermore, Mrs. Clause will be doing face painting for kids on the second floor of City Hall! This is a perfect holiday event to attend with the whole family as there will be a little something for everyone. Plus, you can get some holiday shopping done and support local businesses for the holiday season.

 The Radio City Christmas Spectacular- NYC 

From November 10-January 2018, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is something you should do with the family at least once. The show has been in production since 1933 and is one of the most timeless Christmas traditions in the entire country. The show features Santa, The Rockettes, and tap dancers galore. The sets are stunning and super magical for kicking off the holiday seasons and getting you and the kids into the Christmas spirit. This is a must see show and one of the best holiday events in and around Jersey City.

Bryant Park Winter Village- NYC

From free ice skating on a 17,000 square foot outdoor rink to more than 150 holiday shops to some of the most delicious food vendors and eateries, this is a holiday event not to miss. You can get some holiday shopping done, chow down on holiday treats, and skate until your heart in content. Bring your own skates though if you don’t want to pay the $20 rental fee! This is truly a magical winter village and one of the greatest holiday events in and around Jersey City.

Skating hours: Daily 8am–10pm, through March 4.

Holiday Shops: Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat, Sun 10am–8pm, through January 2. Many shops are open on major holidays.

Holiday Banding Concert- Hoboken, NJ 

If you are looking to listen to some classic holiday songs, you certainly don’t want to miss this Holiday Banding Concert. All music is performed by favorite local musicians and they may also throw in some of their own original holiday songs as well! The event will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2016, doors open at 5:30 pm and admission is $10.00. The admissions fee will go to support Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars Outdoor Summer Series.


Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

The Best Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

14th Street Garden Center

Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

Although this is not a pumpkin patch, they sure do have a large variety of pumpkins, in both look and size. They are delivered to the market fresh every day from local farms and are great for a hassle-free and easy way to bring your kids to pick out their Halloween pumpkins. You can also find a variety of fall decorations, like corn stalks, gourds, and multi-color corn! You cannot get any closer place to go pumpkin picking near Jersey City since this is actually in JC!

Ward’s Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

Located in Ridgewood, NJ, this pumpkin patch is only a short drive from Jersey City and offers a traditional pumpkin picking experience. They have a ton of different pumpkins, fall decorations, yummy fall and Halloween treats, and lots of cute Halloween displays set up around the patch. This is a great option for pumpkin picking near Jersey City for the little ones.

Riamede Farms

Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

If you are looking to take your pumpkin picking experience one step further, Riamede Farms lets you actually cut your pumpkin right off the vine! You need to bring your own cutting sheers, so make sure you don’t leave the house without your own pair.

This farm offers free hayrides on the weekends throughout the pumpkin patch and the orchard as well.

Stony Hill Farm

Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

This farm has pick your own pumpkins in the patch as well as pick your own apples! They have a farm market store that features seasonal plants and some delicious homemade baked goods. One of the best features of this farm is their new Maze Fun Park.

Mazes and more! Corn mazes, fence mazes, rope mazes, tile mazes, and more. Stony Hill’s Fun Park has lots of activities for kids, families, school groups, and other groups. We have lots of attractions daily during our Market season from May to November. Then from September through November, you won’t want to miss our 10-acre corn maze and other fall fun!” 

Sun High Orchards

Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

From apple picking to pumpkin picking, hayrides, cider, pies, bread, soups, ice cream, farm tours, there is always something to do or eat at Sun High! There is something for the whole family at this wonderful orchard.

“2017 begins our 29th season of providing educational and fun farm tours for schools and playgroups.  Reservations are required for participation.  As always the market kitchen is in full swing preparing pies, bread, cookies, salads and homemade ice cream and now offering HOT SPICED CIDER!”

Alstede Farms

Pumpkin Picking Near Jersey City

This is truly one of the best places to go pumpkin picking near Jersey City! They have Farm Fun Days, live music, apple and pumpkin picking, Harvest Moon Hayrides, Night Time Corn Maze, Cedar Mill Tours, pumpkin pancake breakfasts, and so much more! This is a farm where you will get a true family-friendly fall experience.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

This is a family run farm in North Salem, NY where you can pick your own pumpkins right from the patch. On the weekends throughout the fall they have hayrides, farm animals, bouncy castles, and live music, which is perfect for the little ones.

The Fall Festival weekends are “held every weekend from September 9th – October 29th as well as Thursday, September 21st, Friday, ?

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm

This is a super popular fall family spot and one of the best places to go pumpkin picking near Jersey City. Tucked away is Long Island, this place features a massive corn maze, pumpkin patch playground, hayrides, and a petting zoo. For the adults and older kids, there is a scary haunted house.

Of course, there is great pumpkin picking and they hold fall festivals and events every weekend through the fall season.

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

If you don’t mind crowds and tons of people, Wilkens pumpkin patch and farm is always a crowd favorite. They have a pumpkin patch and offer apple picking. They have free hayrides for taking you out to the patch and orchards on the ground are quite hilly in this location.

Just like many of our other options, this farm has a large corn maze.

Fall Family Events in Jersey City

Fall Family Events in Jersey City

Let’s check out some of the best family events in Jersey City this fall. Whether you are looking for indoor activities, outdoor activities, educational activities, or something else, there are so may events for families and so many things to do in Jersey City.

Fall Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch  
October 21 – October 29
WHERE: Urby Parking Lot, 200 Greene St, Jersey City

The Exchange Place Alliance will celebrate Halloween and the Fall season with a spectacular Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch on October 21st-22nd and 28th-29th from 11 am – 7 pm.

WHO: The Exchange Place Alliance Special Improvement District, a NJ not-for-profit
WHAT: A Fall Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch with special activities scheduled throughout the weekend
WHERE: Urby Parking Lot, 200 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
WHEN: October 21st and 22nd and 28th and 29th, 11 am – 7 pm

2nd Annual “City Nights” Block Party  

Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Shuster Group presents the 2nd Annual Block Party event, City Nights.

Join us for a chic, adult-only event with Live Music, Live Art, Local Food & Drink Vendors, and larger-than-life Games & Activities.

Gather your friends & neighbors and come out for a special evening in Downtown Jersey City. You won’t want to miss it!


Midnight Market is NJ’s first monthly night market and foodie nightlife event! Come celebrate October with us on Friday the 13th!! 

Food, Music, and Drinks! *Costumes welcomed but not required*
This Foodie Party is open to all 21 & older! Cash event! ATMs on site.
No pets. No Children. No Refunds. 
Go to for more information!

Annual Halloween Parade in Jersey City
Fall Family Events in Jersey City Annual Halloween Parade in Hamilron Park

Entertainment for kids

6:15 Kids Costume Parade Starts
6:15 Dogs Parade starts


JC Halloween Spooktacular 

Fall Family Events in Jersey City

JC Halloween Spooktacular : Halloween Costume Family Parade and Party

You don’t want to miss this 4 hours of unlimited fun, activities for the entire families

Halloween Costume Family Parade

Best Costume prizes for families,

Dance Party, Cotton Candies, Puppet Show, Carnival Games, Drums, Jugglers   Buy kid’s ticket here: (6 months to 16 years ) 

Buy adults’ ticket here: (16 and up )

Spooky Terminal 2017











The Spooky Terminal is BACK on October 28th this year …..

Located in a one of a kind venue over looking the gorgeous Manhattan skyline in the heart of Liberty State Park. All aboard!

There will be lots of fun activities for kids and for families:

Bouncy House, Hayride, Magic Show, Dance Party for kids

Juggler, Cotton Candies, Cookie Decoration, Costume Contest

Facepainting Buy your tickets here:  Click Tickets Here 


Family Halloween Bash on the Pedestrian Mall

Have a ghoulishly good time on The Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall this Halloweeen! There will be face-painting, a bouncy house, music, popcorn and CANDY!This event is sponsored by the HDSID