New Year, New You

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A new year for most people means a fresh start with a clean slate. Whatever your resolutions, here are some local places that will help you put your self-improvement plans into action.

Fitness:
Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC

Ice Skate here or here

Learn Spanish or English (ESL):
Toni Ferrer

Learn to paint or sculpt:
Jersey City Arts School

Read something that expands your mind:
Tachair Bookshoppe
Jersey City Free Books
Jersey City Bookmobile & Library

Brush up your resume/ write a personal statement/ edit your book:
Gia Portfolio

Get more work done:
IndieGrove

Learn to dance:
Kennedy Dancers
Salsa Fever

Beautify the DIY way:
My trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Vivi Girl Shop (where I was recently blogger of the month)
Tia’s Place
Very Second-Hand Clothing and Goods
Another Man’s Treasure
E. Tittlemouse & Co.

Laugh:
Brightside Tavern Monthly Comedy Night
Boca Grande Thursdays

Game to Meet JC Peeps:
Geeks Who Drink
Barcade

Volunteer:
Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society

What are your resolutions? Subscribe to my newsletter and post in the comments section (via the link up top) for a chance to win a month of free advertising on my site.

Here’s to a happy, healthy 2014 in Jersey City!
JCG

 

 

 

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The Bookmobile


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Today is the perfect day for curling up with a book, so let’s talk about one of the greatest inventions: the bookmobile.

I don’t know how I’ve lived here for years and never taken advantage of this big, blue bus that travels the city in hopes of making it easier for citizens to get their literary on. The Bookmobile is literally a mobile library.

Two weeks ago, I climbed aboard and was surprised at how much could fit so well into a relatively small space. There were shelves upon shelves of books in every genre, two computers for public use and there’s even a checkout desk once you’ve gathered your materials.

I’ve been to every branch of the library, but this vehicular book heaven parks a block away from my home. (Check schedule: Blue Route or Red Route.)

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Bookmobile Site

 

Happy Reading,
JCG

 

 

 

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