Things To Do In Jersey City

50% Sailing 101 Course

True North Sailing School

Newport Marina

$720 $360

Three-day course splits time in the classroom and on the water, teaching students the basics of sailing a small vessel

Up to 57% Off Photography Lesson and Tour 

Extra Eyes Photo Tours

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

After a group lesson covering photography basics, students tour the park to practice under the guidance of the instructor

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

Up to 76% Off Kids’ Fencing Lessons

Cobra Fencing Club

The Waterfront

$490 $119

Kids’ fencing classes teach beginners the basics of sabre or foil in small classes that ensure close interaction with expert instructors

Up to 55% Off Jet Ski Tours

New York Harbor Jetski

Newport Yachting Club and Marina

$200 $95

Groups outfitted in safety gear hop atop Kawasaki jet skis and cruise the Hudson River, stopping at NYC landmarks

Up to 55% Off Two-Hour Scenic Day Sail

Sail the Hudson

Jersey City

$99 $49

The boat sails its way through New York Harbor as scenic views emerge around each bend

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

International Taekwon-do Academy

The Heights

$120 $54

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp

The Heights

$197 $89

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Liberty Science Center – Up to 52% Off Museum Visit

Liberty Science Center

Liberty State Park

$19.75 $10

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Family-friendly museum educates visitors via interactive exhibits, live shows, and 3-D films; $5 donation benefits STEM education programs

NY Fleet Week – Up to 54% Off Sailing Excursions

Seacoast Sailing

Liberty Harbor Marina

$99 $55

During Fleet Week, sailboats float past NYC skyline toward tall ships and Navy vessels while Blue Angels provide an aerial show.

Up to 59% Off Pilates Classes at Project Pilates

Project Pilates

Historic Downtown

$120 $49

Resistance bands, exercise balls, and other equipment help Pilates practitioners stay in shape

Up to 75% Off at Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy

Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy

The Heights

$100 $39

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New York-style salsa dancers break on the second and sixth beats; learn the unorthodox steps from seasoned instructors

50% Off Dance Lessons

Carolina Rosa Arts Academy Llc

The Heights

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Dance Class

Caribbean Soul Dance School

The Heights

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

44% Off Guitar Lessons

Gahanmusic

Jersey City

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off at Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

The Waterfront

$149 $69

Experienced guitar instructor teaches the instrument's fundamentals during group classes designed for beginners

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Offshore Sailing exposes participants to founders Steve and Doris Colgate’s years of water-navigating, knot-tying experience. The couple actively participates in several national boards and committees and competes in numerous races. This year marks the school’s 47th year in business. Budding sailors will participate in a two-hour lesson with up to three other students, ensuring individual attention and personal dolphin-speak translations from knowledgeable instructors on a sleek, award-winning Colgate 26 sailboat. The lesson will provide novice seafarers with the basic skills to sail with confidence, just like it has for more than 115,000 other graduates.

80 Audrey Zapp Dr
Jersey City,
NJ
US

With sails extended high, the sailboats of Sail the Hudson catch breezes, their captains navigate the waters around New York Harbor. As sailing voyages pass Manhattan's cloud-brushing skyscrapers, passengers interact with the captain and take in fiery sunsets over the rippling water.

Liberty Landing Marina
Jersey City,
NJ
US

JC Kickboxing Academy’s founder, Master Felix Claudio, boasts 35 years of martial-arts and law-enforcement training experience, along with five US National’s gold medals and a place in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Claudio and his staff of seasoned and certified instructors lead classes for children, teenagers, or adults, tailoring curriculums to augment physical ability and coordination while promoting self-esteem and a deep animosity against punching bags. Adults torch calories in JC Kickboxing Academy's kickboxing program, which fuses martial arts and cardio exercise, or study law-enforcement self-defense strategies in comprehensive combat workshops. An after-school program can pick whippersnappers up from school and transport them to the center, where attentive instructors deliver martial-arts classes and homework help. The eight-week summer camp engages kids with tae-kwon-do lessons, arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, theatre, and field trips, while distracting them from less desirable summer activities such as watching TV or training the neighborhood dogs to perform West Side Story.

150 Newark Avenue
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Originally built to sail around the world, the New Horizons motorsailer now spends its days providing Maine hospitality to its guests while gliding along the scenic Northeastern coast of the United States. After boarding the sailboat, groups can take in the sweeping views of the New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and past the Statue of Liberty, while sipping drinks and savoring treats such as the classic Maine lobster roll, which can be purchased on board. Seafarers may also embark on special voyages, such as Lobster Day Sail picnics. With its spacious design, semi-private upper deck, and modern sound system, the New Horizons can handle events that range from large family gatherings to old-fashioned ocean-drinking contests.

1 Marin Blvd
Jersey City,
NJ
US

At the ASA-certified True North Sailing School, students learn to safely navigate vessels through wind and water during 21-hour basic sailing courses. The program blends classroom time with training on the water, and along the way, students learn to steer, name the different parts of the boat, and measure the wind's direction. Other, complementary classes teach sailors about more advanced sailing skills and spring fashion's new lifejackets. And for those looking for a sailing adventure, the school leads group excursions to tropical locales like the Caribbean, where the water temperature is always 75 degrees.

500 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City,
NJ
US

At Duncan Martial Arts, instructor Gregory Duncan carries on his father’s legacy by teaching the Way of the Winds system. The first martial artists to bring ninjutsu to the United States, Gregory’s father, Professor Ronald Duncan, created a system that emphasizes rapid-fire striking patterns, evasive movements, and joint locking. Implementing elements of traditional taijutsu and jujitsu, the Way of the Winds system also includes education in traditional weaponry, such as sais, tonfa, han-bo, nunchakus, and more. Classes help build self-confidence and mental focus as students learn control over their bodies and responses to high-stress situations, such as a stranger approaching them in a dark alley and asking them to name all the vice presidents in alphabetical order. To expand upon the influences of Eastern fitness traditions, the center also offers yoga classes designed to center the mind and strengthen the body.

180 9th St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

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