Jersey City Family Memorial Day Activities & Events

Here are some of the family-friendly Memorial Day events, activities and deals you can enjoy this weekend in the Jersey City and NYC area!


Jersey City Opening Park Sprinklers & Pools this Weekend! 

It’s that time of year! Jersey City is opening all park sprinklers and pools for Memorial Day weekend. Sprinklers are being turned on for all parks (that have them) in Jersey City and will continue to be on through Labor Day. The Pavonia and Webb Park pools will be opened, along with the indoor pool at Pershing Field will be opened. Here’s some more info:

Pavonia Pool (West Side & Pavonia) will be open this weekend (Friday – Monday) 10am – 6pm. Normal pool hours will be Monday – Friday 8:30am – 10:30am for lap/senior swim and 4pm – 7pm.

Lafayette Pool & Aquatic Center (Johnston & Pacific) will be open this weekend from 10am 0 6pm. Normal pool hours will be Monday – Friday 7am – 10am for lap/senior swim and 4pm – 7pm.

Pershing Field Pool will be open Monday, May 28 from noon – 6pm.

Sprinklers are located at 15 different parks throughout Jersey City. For a listing of locations, click here. Sprinklers are open daily beginning tomorrow from 11am – 6pm, weather permitting. (The city’s list has left of Hamilton Park Splash Pad, which is located on 9th and McWilliams Place in downtown JC).

**Note: Hamilton Park’s Splash Pad will not open this weekend. There is a technical issue that the city is hoping to have worked out very soon.**


JC Farmer’s Markets 

Don’t forget the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market this evening at the Grove Street PATH Plaza from 4pm – 8pm and they will be back on Monday. Van Vorst Park Farmer’s Market happens Saturday from 8am – 3pm. Also, don’t forget the Riverview Fisk Park Farmer’s Market on Sundays from 9am – 2pm in Jersey City Heights. You can sign up for emails here and check out their latest newsletter here.

Creative Grove 

This “meeting place, market, art experiment and scene” convenes every Friday at the Grove Street PATH plaza in downtown Jersey City. Tomorrow, check out the Community Rhythm Drum Circle and Wine Tasting Party. They urge you to bring the kiddos and check out art, wine and some nibbles! Admission is $20. Friday, May 25 from 3pm – 9pm at the Grove Street PATH Plaza. Map.

Governors Island Alliance’s Family Festival 

This FREE event is going to be a fun-filled day for kids and adults–tons of music, theater, dance, arts & crafts, face painting, maritime education and more right on Governors Island. So, if you are going to be in town this weekend, it’s a great excuse for a day trip! Saturday, May 26 from noon – 4pm on Governors Island, NYC. Getting there: Take the free ferry from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) in lower Manhattan starting at 10am (starting at 11am the ferry will run every 30 minutes). There is also a free ferry running from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park starting at 11am (running every 20 minutes). Last ferries leave Governors Island at 7pm.

Deals of the Day

10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes 

This Groupon deal is offering group fitness classes at Hamilton Health and Fitness in downtown Jersey City for up to 75% off the regular price. Choose from the 10 class option for $59 (a $200 value) or 20 group classes for $99 (a $400 value). Classes offered range from yoga to pilates to kettlebell. Click here for a class schedule. Remember you can’t use this offer on Reformer, Tower or Circuit Pilates classes. This deal expires in one day! Map.

Hour-Long Facial or Swedish Massage

This AmazonLocal deal will get you an hour-long Eminence Organic facial ($90 value) or an hour-long Swedish massage ($115 value) for only $40 at DreamZ Beauty Salon in Hoboken. You can buy up to three vouchers for this deal and there’s two days left to purchase it. Map.


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