Family Friendly

Family Friendly

One of the things that sets Jersey City aside from other large, diverse cities is the fact that the city has an intimate neighborhood vibe and is known for being family friendly.  Whatever Jersey City lacks in backyard playgrounds, we make up for in spacious parks, indoor playgrounds, and a science center even New Yorkers come to check out. A variety of schools give parents the options to choose what’s best for their children and a wide range of after school learning centers and extracurricular classes help foster hobbies and activities. One Jersey City highlight are the incredible family-focused/family friendly events that occur throughout the calendar year which provides entertainment, education, and help to build a strong sense of community.

 


 

Kid Friendly Restaurants & Bars

Kid Friendly Restaurants & Bars

Families are always looking for establishments that can make their dining experience more enjoyable and easy to manage.  Many of our local restaurants and bars offer kid-friendly seating, menu options for pickier palettes, and fun environments for all ...
Things To Do With The Kids

Things To Do With The Kids

All four seasons in Jersey City showcase wonderful activities and events for the whole family.  Indoor playgrounds, street fairs, museums, bowling, and kid-friendly classes are just a few of the options for JC families.  Don’t forget to check out our...
Playgrounds + Waterparks

Playgrounds + Waterparks

Whether you’re just wanting to cool off and splash around or you’re more serious about perfecting your backstroke, seasonal and year round opportunities exist around our community.  Check our guide of local indoor and outdoor pools as well as splash pads...
Children's Shops

Children's Shops

There’s something special about bringing your children to a local toy store to play or watching them pick out that perfect outfit for an upcoming birthday party.  Check out our list of local children focused businesses in our city.   ...
Baby & Me

Baby & Me

It takes a village and Jersey City is ready to get behind parents by offering space to build community and promote parent education.  There are a variety of organizations and meetup groups focused on hosting events, building an encouraging family network, ...
Best Halloween Safety Tips for Jersey City Families

Best Halloween Safety Tips for Jersey City Families

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Best Halloween Safety Tips for Jersey City Families   Halloween safety has long been a concern for families with young...
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10 Must-Do Fall Activities in New Jersey

10 Must-Do Fall Activities in New Jersey

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10 Must-Do Fall Activities in New Jersey Summer is gone and it’s time to fall in love with Autumn (see...
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Family Friendly Excursions for Jersey City Families

Family Friendly Excursions for Jersey City Families

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Family Friendly Excursions for Jersey City Families Have you been eager to fill up your camera roll with family day...
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Tips for a Stress-Free Back-to-School Experience

Tips for a Stress-Free Back-to-School Experience

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Tips for a Stress-Free Back-to-School Experience   It’s back-to-school time for Jersey City students. While last year students were prepping...
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What is Black Breastfeeding Week and Why It’s So Important

What is Black Breastfeeding Week and Why It’s So Important

BLM Family Health + Fitness
What is Black Breastfeeding Week and Why It’s So Important   I could have died 3 times, I am a...
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Dog Days of Summer: Parks, Beaches, and Hikes

Dog Days of Summer: Parks, Beaches, and Hikes

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Dog Days of Summer: Parks, Beaches, and Hikes The “dog days” of summer are in full swing and there’s still...
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West Side Community Fridge Offers Free Food

West Side Community Fridge Offers Free Food

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West Side Community Fridge Offers Free Food Aid comes in many forms during tumultuous times of need. One of our...
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Plastic Free July Livestream Recap

Plastic Free July Livestream Recap

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Plastic Free July Livestream Recap If you’ve been interested in finding out about the benefits of living low-waste, how to...
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Summer Prep for Your Pup

Summer Prep for Your Pup

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Summer Prep for Your Pup Summer is finally here! Though there may be a bit of a damper on the...
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Father’s Day: Dad’s Making a Difference

Father’s Day: Dad’s Making a Difference

Family Good News Lifestyle Living in JC
Father's Day: Dad's Making a Difference It’s Father’s Day, so we’re highlighting amazing dads making a difference who deserve some...
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Graduations Go Virtual

Graduations Go Virtual

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Graduations Go Virtual It’s graduation season, and though they might look a lot different than what we’re used to, commencement...
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Jersey City Heroes in Action

Jersey City Heroes in Action

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Jersey City Heroes in Action During our April 29th Jersey City Heroes in Action Instagram livestream, we interviewed heroes from...
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Tips for Online Safety and Screen Time

Tips for Online Safety and Screen Time

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Tips for Online Safety and Screen Time  The reality of school, work, and homelife has changed drastically in the last...
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Jersey City Businesses Pivot for COVID-19

Jersey City Businesses Pivot for COVID-19

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Jersey City Businesses Pivot for COVID-19 With the COVID-19 crisis continuing its month-long negative effects on every industry in Jersey...
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20 Relatable Memes for National Sibling Day

20 Relatable Memes for National Sibling Day

Family Living in JC
20 Relatable Memes for National Sibling Day We all love a good holiday, and who among us doesn’t need a...
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List of Women-Owned Jersey City Businesses

List of Women-Owned Jersey City Businesses

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List of Women-Owned Jersey City Businesses This month we’ve highlighted some incredible business owning “Boss Women”  from all over Jersey...
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Boss Women of Jersey City: Shimkiri of Jersey City Ballroom

Boss Women of Jersey City: Shimkiri of Jersey City Ballroom

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Boss Women of Jersey City: Shimkiri of Jersey City Ballroom   Fierce. Strong. Savvy. Talented. These are all words that...
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Boss Women of Jersey City: Ruth Salas of Luna de Papel

Boss Women of Jersey City: Ruth Salas of Luna de Papel

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Boss Women of Jersey City: Ruth Salas of Luna de Papel   For many Jersey City residents and families, “Luna...
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JC “Make it Local” Small Business Saturday Guide

JC “Make it Local” Small Business Saturday Guide

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JC “Make it Local” Small Business Saturday Guide Tick, tock! The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is here and...
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Top 10 Apps for Jersey City Living

Top 10 Apps for Jersey City Living

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(Updated on March 5th, 2020) Top 10 Apps for Jersey City Living   Jersey City is one of the fastest-growing...
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Veterans’ Day: A Family’s Annual Park Clean Up

Veterans’ Day: A Family’s Annual Park Clean Up

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Veterans’ Day: A Family's Annual Park Clean Up  “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve...
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Jersey City Police Offer Safe Halloween Fun

Jersey City Police Offer Safe Halloween Fun

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Jersey City Police Offer Safe Halloween Fun     Trunk-or-Treat with the JCPD  On Jefferson Street between Central and Summit...
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Raising Cultural Kids in Jersey City

Raising Cultural Kids in Jersey City

Arts + Culture Family Living in JC
Raising Cultural Kids in Jersey City   When it comes to raising a child, any parent wants them to be...
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Jersey City Inspired Halloween Costumes

Jersey City Inspired Halloween Costumes

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DIY Jersey City Inspired Halloween Costumes   Planning to go out in town for Halloween weekend? Use the opportunity to...
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Thinking Out-Of-The-Box In Your Box-Sized Apartment

Thinking Out-Of-The-Box In Your Box-Sized Apartment

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Accept The Inevitable Part of succeeding at apartment living is knowing that you need to have a certain keen eye...
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Making it Theirs in Jersey City: Evan and Kate Gilbert

Making it Theirs in Jersey City: Evan and Kate Gilbert

Family Good News Living in JC
Making it Theirs in Jersey City: Evan and Kate Gilbert   Family first. For Evan and Kate Gilbert, choosing to...
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Family-Friendly Activities for Every Season

Family-Friendly Activities for Every Season

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Family-Friendly Activities for Every Season No matter the season, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all ages in...
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3 Reasons to Move to Jersey City

3 Reasons to Move to Jersey City

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Three Reasons Why You Should Move to Jersey City Now  If you ask a commuter in the morning speed-walking through...
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