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Best Winter Activities in Jersey City

After the excitement and chaos of the holidays are over, it’s time to settle into the new year. Whether you’re setting goals or just enjoying some quiet time this January, there are some fantastic winter activities available in the Jersey City area.

Best Winter Activities in Jersey City

In the cold and dark of mid-winter, it’s nice to have an event or happening to bring us out of hibernation. Here are some ideas to keep you social and warm.

Jersey City Exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery - All through the month of January, the Rotunda Gallery will showcase Jersey City’s landmarks, historic neighborhoods and culture. From the hidden treasures to the everyday beauty, this exhibit is all about what makes Jersey City unique. Artists reception (free and open to the public) is on Tuesday January 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibition through January 31.

Plant and Sip Event - Join Liberty Harbor and our friends at Fern & Fossil for an evening of terrarium building and wine. On Thursday January 17, learn how to layer sand, earth and rocks to create a beautiful and unique piece. Cost of $45 covers the supplies and instruction for creating one hanging terrarium with two plants. Wine and light snacks will also be provided. 100% of the registration fees go to Fern & Fossil so you’ll feel good about supporting a local business.

Live Music at Fox and Crow - Come in from the cold throughout January to Fox and Crow to hear some of the best live music around. From African Musicians Molly Tigre to the Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase, you’ll hear a variety of music and styles.

Onesie Bar Crawl - When the weather’s cold and you want to be comfy, you wear a onesie to a bar crawl. Join like-minded revelers on January 26 at 2 p.m. in nearby Hoboken to kick off the party. Compete for prizes all day and evening while visiting pubs like Wicked Wolf Tavern, Green Rock and The Shannon.

Winter Fun for Kids

Kiddos got the winter blues? Not in Jersey City! Playing in the snow is great way to spend a day for sure. But when the novelty wears off and toes get cold it’s good to have a backup plan. Look into some of these local activities in downtown Jersey City.

Liberty Science Center - Home to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and an array of interactive visits, Liberty Science Center is fun for all ages. Kids love the Sherlock Holmes adventure where they try to solve the thrilling mystery. Younger children will enjoy the Doc McStuffins exhibit based on the Disney show. There’s so much to fun to have, kids might not even realize how much they’re learning.

Jersey City Free Public Library - For more adventures of the mind, visit the library on a cold winter’s day. With over 400,000 pieces of printed, AV and electronic resources it’s a young reader’s paradise. Teaching little readers how to find books they love and get their first library card is a lifelong gift.

My Gym Jersey City - This great indoor facility has activities for children aged 6 weeks through 10 years old. Weekly classes incorporate dance, music and gymnastics to entertain and keep kids moving. Parents can see their kids developing physically, cognitively and socially.

Fighting the Winter Doldrums

Finally, there are those times when you just don’t want to leave the house. Binging on Netflix and takeout is always an option. But check out these stay-at-home ideas to zip things up every now and then. Cooking winter recipes is also a perfect way to pass the time, get cozy and make your home smell great. Finally, be sure to pick up something at Jersey Wine and Spirits to make the evening complete.