Staten Island Children’s Museum

We went to a birthday party at the Staten Island Children’s Museum today. Long story short: Put this place on your list. Here’s what you need to know: The museum on the grounds of┬áSnug Harbor Cultural Center. It’s a beautiful enclave of architecture and gardens. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Jersey City Heights. […]

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A Colorful Crayola Play Day

Apparently it’s Magical March at the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA – but we didn’t know that when we fueled up. We just knew we were waking up to another cold and snowy day in Jersey City and we had no choice but to get these kids out of our house before it spontaneously combusted. […]

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Vote: Sgt. Anthony Park’s New Playground Plans

“This might be the year for Sgt. Anthony Park,” Bart Warshaw, Sgt. Anthony Park Neighborhood Association President tells me. “We’re looking forward to the spring. We have been in contact with the city for some time now, and they sent us plans for a new playground that we can choose from at out next meeting […]

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Turtle Back Zoo’s Spectacular Holiday Lights

Tonight we headed to the Turtle Back Zoo for their annual Holiday Lights Spectacular. In short, our experience was true to title – spectacular. And tomorrow’s the last night! If you can, you should. They’re open from 5-9.

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Kids on Ice: Adventures in Skating

We arrived at the holiday concert two hours early, so we took the kids ice skating on a whim. End result: The adults agreed we liked it and we’d go back. Our three year old was a resolute NO, and our four year old gave a hesitant yes, (caveat being that at bedtime, he enthusiastically […]

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Playground Review: Church Square Park

Centrally located from pretty much anywhere in town, this expansive space is a go-to spot for Hoboken moms. I, and every other mom in town, have fond memories and hundreds of pictures of the first time my little one toddled to the tiny house in the baby area, spinning the steering wheel or sitting floppy […]

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Playground Review: Hamilton Park

When I moved to Hamilton Park in 2005, this playground wasn’t here. The 40+ acre park looked like it had seen better days. It was covered in dirt, patched with grass. When they started the renovation of the park, it was obvious that the neighborhood was on the cusp of change, of financial injection. Surrounded […]

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