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JCC programs and services in communities north of Boston (Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville and beyond). For information about JCC activities in the Metro North area, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or call 617-841-8009.

Classes and Programs

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Welcome Baby! Meetups

Panera Bread, The first Wednesday of every month.

Parents with babies newborn -1 year
Meet other parents with babies over coffee in a relaxed setting the first Wednesday of each month. Staff from the JCC and JF&CS will welcome you and tell you about resources and upcoming programs.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Little Movers - Child Development class - Ages 10-15 months, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 03/31/2015, End Date: 06/09/2015, Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 PM

As your baby becomes more confident in mobility and exploration, a variety of activity stations are intentionally designed to engage babies while developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Kristen Carhart

Jitterbugs Music with Karen K - Child Development class - Ages 0-5 years, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 04/13/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music for kids ages newborn to 5 years and their grown up! Jittterbugs’ age–appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more! Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD. Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $75/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Jitterbugs Music with Karen K - Child Development class - Ages 0-5 years, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 04/13/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 11:00 AM-11:45 AM

Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music for kids ages newborn to 5 years and their grown up! Jittterbugs’ age–appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more! Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD. Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $75/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

New Additions - Second Time Moms Support Group - Ages 2 wks-6 months, with adult - Spring

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 05/13/2015, End Date: 06/24/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other moms adjusting to this new role. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

New Arrivals - New Moms Support Group - Ages 0-3 months, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 05/13/2015, End Date: 06/24/2015, Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. This class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Liz Katzman

Getting to Know You - New Moms Support Group - Ages 3-6 months, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 05/21/2015, End Date: 06/25/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Your baby is now more alert and interactive! Experience new ways to engage your baby through songs, parachute play and other developmentally appropriate activities. The class covers topics such as getting out and about, feeding the family, safety and babyproofing, sleep, and wellness. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Liz Katzman

Metro North Playground Meet-Ups

Local Playgrounds in Metro North, Tuesdays, May 26 - August 4, 2015 (10-11:30am)

For families with children 0-5 with adult
Join our weekly summer meetups. Make friends for you and your kids and beat the heat at these shady playgrounds. Snacks provided.

For more information and in case of inclement weather contact adavies@jccgb.org.
 
Schedule

May 26 - Whittemore Robbins Playground
June 2 - Hodgkins-Curtin Park
June 9 - Rev. William Playground
June 16 - Whittemore Robbins Playground
June 23 - Hodgkins-Curtin Park
June 30 - Rev. William Playground
July 7 - Whittemore Robbins Playground
July 14 - Hodgkins-Curtin Park
July 21 - Rev. William Playground
July 28 - Whittemore Robbins Playground
August 4 - Hodgkins-Curtin Park
 

Directions to each location

Hodgkins-Curtin Park - Somerville (Davis Square)
This playground is located on Holland Street at Simpson Avenue and Paulina Street. There is two hour parking on Holland Street near the playground and a municipal parking lot on Holland Street at Buena Vista Road that takes credit card. The Park is a 5 minute walk from the Davis T Stop on the red line. Look for the staff member with a blue shirt and/or yellow flag by the toddler slide near the baby swings.
 
Rev. William Playground - Cambridge
This playground is located between Massachusetts Ave. and Rindge Ave.,on the cross streets of Dudley and Cedar in the North Cambridge area. There are parking meters on Mass. Ave. The nearest public transit is the #77 bus along Mass. Ave. to Dudley Street. Look for the staff member with a blue shirt and/or yellow flag by the water park.
 
Whittemore Robbins Playground - Arlington
This playground is located behind the Robbins Library and the Whittemore Robbins House. There is a small parking lot beyond the library’s lot, with additional parking spots available on Mass. Ave. The #77 bus runs along Mass. Ave. Look for the staff member with a blue shirt and/or yellow flag by the play structure.

PJ Pioneers Outdoor Club Active Adventures for the Whole Family with PJ Library

Cardigan Lodge - Appalachian Mountain Club, Start Date: 06/12/2015, End Date: 06/13/2015, Time: 3:00 PM-2:00 PM

Join PJ Pioneers on a special overnight nature adventure at an AMC lodge only two hours from Boston! Celebrate Shabbat with the JCC Metro North Community, immerse your family in nature and enjoy a day of rest with all meals and snacks provided. Program includes 2 family friendly hikes including beautiful views, pond life and a waterfall. Cost: $199 per family (family includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 7) For families with 1 adult, please call 617-841-8009 for pricing and to register. No refunds given after May 4th. Contact: adavies@jccgb.org with any dietary concerns, or questions about programs and accommodations.

Shabbat Picnic and Puppetry

Whittemore-Robins House Lawn, Friday, June 19, 2015 (6-7:30pm)

For families with young children of all ages
Welcome Shabbat with a community candle lighting and outdoor family picnic on the library green with adjacent playground. Then meet Yankel the Dreamer, and a giant potato marionette in an interactive puppet show by Caravan Puppets. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket. Challah, grape juice and dessert provided.

For more information or in case of inclement weather, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Rain Date: June 26, 6-7:30pm.

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