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Celebrate Summer on June 21 At These Local Ice Cream Parlors


It’s certainly been a long wait, but summer will officially be here in Jersey City on Thursday, June 21 and we can’t wait to celebrate the warm weather with tasty ice cream cones, inventive flavors and every topping imaginable. Here in Jersey City, we have tons of stellar ice cream options for locals.

Whether you’re craving a cone after a long day at work or you’re looking for that dessert to hit the spot after a night on the town, check out these ice cream parlors near your Beacon apartment and get the summer started!

Torico, located at 20 Erie St, Jersey City which is an eight minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is a long-standing parlor offering a wide selection of housemade ice creams in a relaxed space.

Torico is known for their exciting flavors, such as green tea, litchi and ube (purple yam), along with Italian ices and sorbets, so you can find something for the whole family at this much-loved shop!

Ample Hills Creamery, located at 200 Greene St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an upbeat local chain scooping small-batch gourmet ice cream in family-friendly environs.

Ample Hills Creamery’s goal is to invite people to celebrate and engage in the story of ice cream through their experiential and interactive approach. They aim to foster creativity and connections through a shared love of ice cream!



20 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 432-9458


Ample Hills Creamery

200 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 200-2661


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Dad Will Love These Things To Do in Jersey City on Father’s Day


Father’s Day is almost here on June 17, and time is running out to plan just what you’ll do with Dad, whether he may be a history buff, a foodie or an outdoorsmen. Luckily for Beacon residents, however, there’s something to do for everyone in Jersey City!

If you’re trying to plan a fun day out with Dad this Father’s Day, then check out some of these fun activities and he will be left saying that this was his favorite Father’s Day yet!

Get in touch with your inner tourist and take Dad on a Statue Cruise at 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City ,where the both of you can receive a round trip boat tour in New York Harbor to both Liberty and Ellis Island, a Statue of Liberty Ticket and admission to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum.

There’s no better way to get a beautiful view of New York City than with a relaxing boat ride to some of the area’s more notorious attractions. If Dad is a history buff, then he will love checking out these sights with you!

Every dad loves an ice-cold beer, and yours will enjoy a trip to Departed Soles Brewing Company, which, at 150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City, is a 10 minute drive from your Beacon apartment. Unlike many other breweries, Departed Soles also offers gluten-free beers.

Departed Soles is proud to offer one of the most unique selections of craft beer not only in New Jersey, but all of the tri-state area. Come and check out their rotating selection in their tasting room, where you can also receive a brewery tour.


Statue Cruises

1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(877) 523-9849


Departed Soles Brewing Company

150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 479-8578


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Take Dad To These Jersey City Restaurants on Father’s Day


Your dad has been there for you through it all – he’s always been there to give you some thoughtful advice, grill up hot dogs and burgers for you and your friends, and teach some of life’s most valuable lessons – like how to drive and how to ask that special someone out on a date.

Now that Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 17, it’s time to celebrate the number one guy in all of our lives. If you’re looking to take Dad out for a special meal on Father’s Day, then look no further than these Jersey City eateries.

Pasta dal Cuore, located at  527 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is a five minute drive from your Beacon apartment, serves housemade pasta and other Italian specialties at this chic BYOB known for its authentic fare.

It is pasta dal Cuore’s mission to make fresh pasta with all-natural quality ingredients. In the future, they are planning on adding cheeses, butters and home-made sauces to accompany their fresh pastas.

Komegashi Too, located at 99 Town Square Pl, Jersey City which is a 12 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, serves unusual sushi and sashimi options plus modern Japanese cooked items with a waterfront view of NYC.

Since 2000, Komegashi Too has specialized in contemporary Japanese cuisine, serving both traditional and innovative dishes in a sophisticated, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy fresh, seasonal items for lunch, dinner, and brunch in their beautiful dining room!


Pasta dal Cuore

527 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-8505


Komegashi Too

99 Town Square Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 533-8888


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Celebrate Memorial Day at These American Restaurants Near Your Beacon Apartment


On Monday, May 28, we will celebrate our fallen American armed forces and all that we have to be thankful for here in the United States, and there is no better way to do that here in Jersey City than with an American meal near your Beacon apartment.

Make sure that you check out these local eateries on Memorial Day so you can keep that grill tucked away yet still enjoy an amazing meal and your day off from work! Steaks, burgers, seafood and more, our Jersey City local restaurants have it all.

Vu Restaurant, located at 2 Exchange Pl, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a stylish Hyatt Regency venue featuring New American fare, floor-to-ceiling windows and NYC vistas.

Savor classic regional-inspired cuisine with a modern, innovative twist that complements the stunning views of NYC when you dine on the waterfront at Vu Restaurant.

Mathews Food and Drink, located at 351 Grove St, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a bright eatery serving American plates paired with inventive cocktails in sleek, modern surrounds.

Mathews Food and Drink is also known for their amazing weekend brunch offerings, so if your family prefers some pancakes and bacon (and mimosas!) rather than a big dinner, then this is definitely the place to take them.




2 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 469-4650


Mathews Food and Drink

351 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-1258


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Check Out These Farmers’ Markets Near Your Beacon Apartment


Now that spring is in the air, there’s no reason to go to the grocery store to get the best produce, meats, cheeses and snacks – instead, you can get amazing artisan items that are locally grown and made at Jersey City farmers’ markets.

There are quite a few Jersey City farmers’ market options near your Beacon apartment, so make sure you check them all out to see what interesting items that they have in store for your Beacon apartment kitchen!

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market, located on Grove Street at the PATH Plaza in Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, began in 2008 with less than 10 vendors and has exploded into a phenomenal market with over 25 vendors serving up tasty treats from fresh fruits and vegetables to freshly baked empanadas to homemade mozzarella.

This farmers’ market is open from May through December on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 p.m to 8 p.m., making for a great stop after work before you head home to your Beacon apartment!

Riverview Farmers’ Market, located at 498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City which is four minutes from your Beacon apartment, is organized by Farms in the Heights, a grassroots, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to provide access to local food systems, grow our local economy and promote environmental stewardship for the benefit of all Jersey City Heights community members.

The Riverview Farmers Market is held every Sunday (rain or shine) from the first Sunday in May through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City NJ 07302

(201) 547-3554


Riverview Farmers’ Market

498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307