Hobbies + Interests

Hobbies + Interests

Visitors and residents alike can delight in the many opportunities Jersey City has to offer when wanting to try a new hobby or refine an old skill!  Whether you’re looking to take up a sport, try a painting class, learn to decorate a cake, or try pole dancing, Jersey City really offers it all. Additionally, the community offers a plentitude of workshops throughout the city for hobbyists and/or new learners.  Want to get to know others who share your same interests? Check out many of the local meetups, special interests groups, and recreational sports teams to find fellow enthusiasts and make new friends! Many of the local restaurants, bars and other businesses also hold regular events and nights dedicated to specific topics and interests. 

 


 

Fishing

Fishing

With water mere steps away, Jersey City has a lot to offer fishing enthusiasts.  Check out our list of top fishing locations, supply stores, lists of fishing charters, and weather updates.     Jersey City Fishing Report Click ...
Archery

Archery

Experienced and curious archers alike will find what they are looking for at Jersey City Archery.  Take a class, book a lane, or host a party centered around your favorite hobby.  
Book Clubs

Book Clubs

Check out our lengthy list of book clubs and you will realize one thing: we LOVE books.  Book clubs are available for the general population or specific groups of people. If your a bibliophile, there’s a group out there just for you!  
Gaming

Gaming

Avid board gamer?  Love your new and old video games?  We have a list of neighborhood stores that meet your gaming needs as well as meet-up groups which offer a way to meet new people while playing your favorites.  
Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Birds are beautiful and fascinating creatures.  To take in their action, you don’t need to travel far.  Check out this interactive guide and head to Liberty State Park, known for great bird watching opportunities.  
Music

Music

Jersey City has something all the music fanatics in your life.  Music stores for instruments, lessons and classes, recording and rehearsal studios, audio equipment, and music collections can all be found in our directory.  
Chess

Chess

There are several ways in which children, teenagers, and adults can learn and play chess.  After-school learning centers, lessons, and meetups will have you well on your way to your next “Checkmate!”  
Hiking

Hiking

Love combining the great outdoors and scenic views with fitness?  Within a short distance from Jersey City you will find incredible hiking experiences.  Trails, parks, and mountains are accessible via both driving and train commutes. Not sure where t...
Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Taste your way through Jersey City’s wine culture by experience the variety of sipping events in our city.  Both local restaurants and stores host public and private tasting events throughout the year.  
Cooking

Cooking

Chefs young and old have several ways they can explore their culinary creativity! Check out our list to book your next class, lesson, event, or birthday in the kitchen!  Group classes for companies are also available.  
Comics

Comics

We may not all agree on which comic company reigns supreme, but we can go check out what Jersey City has in stock and hang out with fellow enthusiasts for a colorful debate.  
Sailing

Sailing

Set sail in our beautiful liberty harbor and perfect your skills while taking in stunning views of the NYC and NJ shoreline.  Not interested in becoming first mate? Book a sunset sailing cruise with friends where you can sit back and relax while gliding ...
Gardening

Gardening

Anyone looking to add a little green to their thumb can access our lists of nurseries, home stores, community organizations, etc.  If you are lacking your own backyard space, join a local gardening co-op. Check our page for the one closest to you!   ...
Visual Arts

Visual Arts

With one of the largest art centers within miles located in Jersey City, our community offers a supportive space for artists to flourish.  Art schools, lessons, meetups, and supplies are all accessible within our city.    
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