My Gym Winter Camp

Gymnastics, arts & crafts, music, and fun!

What is My Gym Camp?
A half-day or full day of gymnastics, sports, games, relays, songs, dances, story time, music and much more. My Gym Camp is designed to enhance physical growth and a sense of individual success. Our number one goal is your child’s enjoyment!  Get out of the house and keep them active and happy at My Gym!

What age child will benefit?
Our camp program is designed for potty trained children  2½ yrs and older that able to separate. To challenge the children accordingly, children will be divided into age-appropriate groups.
A HEALTHY SNACK is provided in the morning and afternoon sessions.

Winter Camp Schedule & Themes:
Dec 26th – Winter Wonderland
Dec 27th – Let’s get moving!
Dec 28th – Amazing Animals
Dec 29th – World Wonders
Dec 30th – New Year’s Eve

AM session: 9am to 12pm
Lunch Hour – 12pm to 1pm
PM session: 1pm to 4pm

Camp Fees:
$40 per session, $20 additional sibling
$10 It’s bring your own lunch and story time

$50 per session, $25 additional sibling
$10 it’s bring your own lunch and story time


My Gym Hoboken – FREE PARKING
720 Monroe Street, 3rd Fl, suite E 312. Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: 201-758-8390

9th Annual HFA Book, Toy & Pajama Drive for Local Children until Thursday, Dec 22

The HOBOKEN FAMILY ALLIANCE (HFA) is launching a major book, toy and pajama drive for local children in need, within the ages of newborn to  17 years in the Hoboken / Hudson County area.

All donations large and small are appreciated. To fulfill HFA mission, we hope to provide a nurturing environment to these children to help them be comforted and feel loved.

Recipients will include children in local organizations: Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), In Jesus’ Name Charities and York Street Project.

If you’d like to contribute, we have a number of ways to do so:

1) Pajama and Book Program
HFA is collecting new pajamas and new books for disadvantaged children. By providing pajamas and books, we are helping to create a warm and nurturing bedtime environment for vulnerable children and young adults living under difficult circumstances.

Many of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned and in many cases have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a loving mother or father tuck them in at bedtime. We hope to contribute to a warmer, more loving environment for these children.

Pajamas must be new and unused for all sizes, infant to age 17. Larger sizes are preferred, but all are appreciated!

2) Toy Drive
HFA hopes this event to bring something special to the children (ages infant – 17) and requests all donated gifts be new and unwrapped please.

Any donation of any size brings holiday cheer for a child who may otherwise not have received any gifts. The items are given to families who cannot afford to buy presents, so the children can open a gift that is given to them by a loved one, not a charity.

3) Tax Deductible Monetary Donation to Pajama & Toy Drive
If you wish to make a financial donation, Click the DONATE button below.
100% of donation will be used towards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama. A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.

How to Donate in Person: Both book & pajama and toy drives will run concurrently and have the same drop off locations:

When: Sunday Nov 29 – Tuesday, December 22 (unless date update below)
Where to Donate- 6 Locations:

  • Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street (Mon-Sat 10-7pm, Sun 11-6) – Drive will end at Big Fun on Dec 23 – Drive will end at Big Fun on Dec 23 *
  • Little City Books 100 Bloomfield Street (Tues – Sat 10 to 8, Sun 10 – 6, Mon 10 – 7)
  • Apple Montessori,1055 Maxwell Lane (M-F 7am-7pm)- Drive ends here on Dec 21
  • New York Sports Club NORTH, 210 14 St (7:00am-7pm Daily)
  • PilsenerHaus & Biergarten, 1422 Grand St (Tues – Fri 4pm-2 am, Sat & Sun Noon to 2 am)
  • Diamond Gymnastics, 738 Willow Ave (M & T 3-7pm, W -F 9:45-7pm,Sat 9-12, Sun- closed)
  • Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts 84 Washington St. (M- Fri 2-10pm, Sat. 9-3)

If your company would like to do a corporate drive, please contact us!
Any questions? – contact

HFA truly appreciates your generosity!

The HFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair supporting HFA Book Drive until Sat. Dec. 17, 2016

Every holiday season the Hoboken Family Alliance holds a Pajama & Book Drive (as well as a Toy Drive).

Barnes & Noble (Tribeca & Online) at 97 Warren Street, NY,NY is supporting our Book drive again by providing a portion of the net sale to be contributed back to HFA to purchase additional books for children in need.   This Book fair will take place until this Saturday, December 17th.

How it works:

1. Select your items for purchase.

2. From the Payment page, scroll to the very bottom and choose ” Check this box it is a book fair order.”

Note: If signed in onto your Barnes & Noble account, you may need to click “Change” on the payment section on the checkout page and then scroll to the bottom.

3. Enter Bookfair ID #  - 12058665

Thank you for your consideration and support!

HFA HOLIDAY PARTY! DEC. 8, 2016 from 3-5pm

Join the HFA at our annual Holiday Party.

We will have entertainment by Preschool of Rock, holiday crafts and treats.

Donations will be accepted for New Toys & New Pajamas to benefit local charities (details in post below).

Thursday, December 8th

McLoone’s Pier House
1300 Frank Sinatra Dr.

Free for HFA Members
$5 per child for non-members

Sponsored by
Adventures in Learning




Big Fun Toy Drive Kickoff Party – Support Small Business & HFA!

Big Fun Toys will be holding their Fifth Annual HFA Toy Drive Kickoff Party on Small Business Saturday. Shop locally and support us!

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Time: 10am to 8pm
Location: Big Fun Toys  602 Washington St, Hoboken

There are special events taking place at Big Fun to celebrate this wonderful day!

  • Letters to Santa
  • Raffles
  • Exciting Holiday Toy Demonstrations
  • Store-wide savings for all
  • Special discounts for customers who donate to the Toy Drive and more!


All toys will be donated to local families in need, including from In Jesus’ Name Charities, York Street Project and NJ Child Protection and Permanency (former know as DYFS).

Hoboken Historical Museum Kids Holiday Concert

Save the date, Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1:30 pm, for our annual Kids Holiday Concert in a new venue this year: The Assembly Room on the second floor of the Hoboken Fire Department Museum! Howard Olah-Reiken and Dave Lambert will play holiday season favorites and lead rousing sing-alongs.

Fire Department Museum
213 Bloomfield Street

Shop Amazon Smile and Support HFA

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Hoboken Family Alliance whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Go to and Amazon donates to Hoboken Family Alliance.

Bright Horizons Saturday Family Fun Series

At Bright Horizons® we strive to grow young readers, scientists, artists, and explorers who are engaged and curious. We invite your family to join us once a month for our Family Fun events. Each event focuses on a different area of our curriculum. You can expect fun-filled family time in our center that is designed for discovery, exploration, learning and fun! Children of all ages are welcome.

Saturday Family Fun Series Events are from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • December 3rd- Community Service Day
  • January 7th- Move & Groove Dance Party
  • February 4th- STEM Discovery Day
  • March 4th- Literacy Luau
  • April 1st- Spring Planting Party

Please RSVP for any and all of the events you will be attending at

5 locations to have fun and explore!

Bright Horizons at Maxwell Place
1155 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken

Bright Horizons at Maxwell Lane
1102 Maxwell Place, Hoboken

Bright Horizons at Sinatra Drive
366 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken

Bright Horizons at Plaza 3
152 Plaza 3, Jersey City

Bright Horizons at Lincoln Harbor
1000 Harbor Blvd., Weehawken


Sugarsuckle Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshops

Sugarsuckle hosts cookie decorating workshops!  Join us for a fun and edible arts and crafts activity, where cookies and icing are the creative medium.

Every workshop is thoughtfully planned around a theme.  The cookies are baked ahead of time and the royal icing is pre-colored and filled into decorating bottles.

We will share the techniques used to decorate each cookie.  After each demo, everyone will practice on his/her own set of cookies.

Decorated cookies will be arranged in a gift box to take home and to share with family and friends.

All supplies are provided.  Age groups, locations, fees and number of seats may vary from one workshop to another. Registration is required to ensure that there are enough materials for each participant.  Please email us with any questions


Theme: Holiday Ornaments
Date: Saturday, Dec 3
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Hugs & Bugs Club
529 Willow Ave, Hoboken
Fee: $35 (25% sibling discount)
Ages 2.5-5

Theme: Meet Santa & Decorate Cookies
Date: Sunday, Dec 4
Time: 2 hr sessions starting at 10am
Location: Hudson’s House of Play
40 Riverwalk Place, West New York
Fee: $50

Theme: Gingerbread Cookies
Date: Saturday, Dec 17
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Location: Celebrate Life Studio
1200 Park Ave, Hoboken
Fee: $35 (15% sibling discount)
Ages 3+

Theme: Holiday Cookies (Adults Only)
Date: Thursday, Dec 15
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hudson Paperie
312 Washington St, Hoboken
Fee: TBD


Hoboken Family Alliance 14th Annual Community Neighbor Awards Grants

The Hoboken Family Alliance is now accepting nominations for our 14th Annual Community Neighbor Awards to be granted in 2017 at our Cabin Fever Event at Brandt School, 215 9th Street, Hoboken, NJ  scheduled for February 26 , 2017.

Non-profit organizations may apply directly or be nominated by a member of the community.

Organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3).
  • Must serve children or families in Hudson County.
  • Request funding for a special project or program, not to cover administrative or operating expenses.
  • Award recipients (or representative) must attend the Cabin Fever Festival on Feb. 26, 2017  to receive their award.

Organizations must include the following information to be considered:

1. Summary of program or project, not to exceed two pages, including:

  • Concise description of program / project / services
  • Amount requested and total project cost
  • Immediate impact it will have on the community
  • Who it will benefit and how many people will be impacted
  • If project is partially funded, will project be implemented
  • Timetable
  • Measurement for success

2. Mission statement of the organization and a description of the client base and markets it serves.

3.Proof of 501(c)(3) designation & IRS Tax ID number.

4.Organization name, contact name, address and phone number  of the representative making the request.

5. Note: The final deadline for submission is 5 p.m.  Friday, December 9, 2016.

Award recipients will be chosen at the discretion of the HFA Board of Directors and only from those nominees that meet the grant criteria.

For submissions or more information on the Community Neighbor Awards , please contact, Michele Hulsman, HFA Philanthropy Director, at

We look forward to reviewing the nominations.

Note: Applications to support individuals, political activities or private foundations will not be accepted.