18 Things To Do in May In and Around Jersey City
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Drive-In Movie Night Series
We and the @exchangeplacealliance are so excited to organize another outdoor Drive-In Movie Night Series. This series will be taking place at 107 Morgan Street Jersey City, New Jersey 07302. The price per car for a spot is $20 and is non-refundable. If you have made reservations you will get a unique ticket number for your spot via email. Please make sure to print your ticket and bring it with you to the event. BUY TICKETS HERE.
There will be an FM channel to tune into and listen to the movie audio while remaining in your vehicle.
Wearing masks will be enforced when less than a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Social distancing will be enforced for all vehicles. We will continue to do more of these movie nights this month so do check out Instagram for updates.
Are you looking for a Summer Camp or summer activity for your child? Join JCFamilies’ School Summer Camp & Daycare Fair 2021 on May 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm at City Hall Plaza, Jersey City. This event is free to attend. This is the only fair in Jersey City where you can get information about & also speak to the representatives of several Schools, Day Cares, Summer Camps & Activity Centers in & around Jersey City & Hoboken.
Put your sun hats on for 3 hours of FREE & FUN-TASTIC outdoor fun for the whole family! There will be music for kids, a magic show, and more!
Looking for a gift for a loved one or just want to go out and treat yourself? As spring is upon us refresh your closet with some fun spring and summer pieces. Jersey City and Hoboken have an abundance of local shops to shop for some amazing things. Shop local and check out this full guide here.
Enjoy A Meal Outdoors
As the weather gets nicer, enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delicious meal sounds perfect. Luckily, all the amazing Jersey City restaurants make sure to have a lovely outdoor seating experience in the spring! A lot of them have opened their patios and backyards this month. Check this list out to find one.
Watch The Cherry Blossoms Bloom
As spring comes, one thing we cannot miss is the beautiful cherry blossoms. There truly isn’t any better way to enjoy the season than to look at the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom in and around Jersey City. We have created a list of 10 scenic places to see them here.
Check Out A Local Park
Although Jersey City is of the most populous cities in the US, it boasts dozens of parks and playgrounds for all ages to enjoy. These parks offer oases of peace in the middle of the busy, fast-paced city, but also numerous activities. Take a look at our guide to Jersey City parks and playgrounds and find the one (or more) that suits you best.
Get Fresh Produce At A Local Farmers Market
As the weather gets better, the farmers’ market around Jersey City are opening. Check out a local market for your fresh produce as well as other local products. We have created a guide of 10 farmers’ markets in Jersey City here.
Go On A Hike
As the temperature gets warmer, it’s the perfect time to grab your family and your camera and capture these amazing moments! Hiking is a great way to enjoy all that nature has to offer while spending quality time with the ones you love. Not to mention, it’s an amazing workout! To help you find the perfect trail, we’ve created a list of the 10 Best Hiking Trails for Families Near Jersey City here.
Take The Kids To A Playground
Jersey City is full of amazing playgrounds and parks for children of all ages. We have created a guide here of some of our top picks for playgrounds for kids in Jersey City. Step out and enjoy the sunshine with the little ones.
Watch A Movie At A Local Drive-In Movie Theatre
Drive-in movies have become a real hot spot during the pandemic. This is such a fun activity to do with the family and also a safe way to enjoy another activity to get you and the kids out of the house. Luckily, there are a few drive-in movies near Jersey City that continue to play your favorite movies! Here is a full guide to them.
Experience A Drive-thru Safari Experience
We know as the weather gets better it is an important time to keep the kids busy and adventure out into different activities with families. If you are interested in a fun socially distanced activity for the kiddos, drive-thru zoos are a must. The kids would totally enjoy this animal-filled experience with keeping safety in mind. Check this guide out on our website.
Have Fun With Farm Animals
If you have small children who love animals or you’re interested in having an animal-filled experience to remember, a petting zoo or pony ride might be the perfect place to take your little ones! Create amazing memories feeding and learning about all types of animals. Have fun with farm animals by checking this guide.
Take Your Furry Friend To The Park
Check Out A Garden Near Jersey City
Are you looking for an activity where you can connect with nature this summer? Luckily, near Jersey City, there are gorgeous and luscious gardens that are open for the public. We have created a full guide on it here.
Head to Governors Island
We know that families are always looking for new and fun exciting places to visit when it is summertime. Governors Island New York is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise. If you are looking to escape the daily city life without having to go too far, check out Governors Island New York. With a ton of exciting activities for the family, beautiful views, good food, and so much more, you can have a perfect weekend here. More information here.
Get Some Baked Goodies From A Local Bakery
When it comes to fresh baked goods or the most scrumptious desserts, Jersey City bakeries do not disappoint! One great thing about a city as vibrant as Jersey City is that within each neighborhood, there’s a great bakery filled with an array of bread and pastries. Therefore, we have created this list of the best 15 bakeries that you have to check out.
Check Out A Local Zoo or Aquarium
You don’t have to travel very far to find educational and fun activities near Jersey City, there are many great zoos and aquariums located nearby to keep your family entertained all season long. Check out our list of some of the best ones to spend quality time with your family while also learning about wildlife!