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Shop Small for Small Business Saturday in Jersey City

21Nov

Everyone in Jersey City is currently gearing up for another exciting Black Friday full of deals, which will come around once again on Friday, Nov. 24. However, it’s important to not forget about what other shops will be showcasing their best deals on Small Business Saturday, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 25.

If you’re looking for some great electronics or home décor for your Beacon apartment, new clothes, gift, and other goodies, then check out these small businesses in Jersey City and support your neighbors while getting some amazing savings!

Tia’s – Located at 277 Grove St, Jersey City which is a 5 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, Tia’s is a stylish shop featuring women’s fashions by up-and-coming designers, plus accessories and furniture.

Tia’s Place has become a destination for stylists and fashionistas. Megan O’Sullivan, owner of Tia’s, has served as a stylist for magazine and television and a resource for other stylists through the NYC area.

Kanibal and Co., located at 197 Montgomery St, Jersey City which is also a five minute drive from your Beacon apartment, Kanibal and Co. is a hip shop with unique goods such as repurposed furniture, home accents, arty t-shirts and stationery.

Since the opening of its brick-and-mortar location in 2009 (under the name Kanibal Home), they have collaborated with local talent to produce an eponymous line of apparel, home goods and paper products. The shop also holds monthly craft classes taught by local artists.

 

 

Tia’s

277 Grove St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 451-9358

 

Kanibal and Co.

197 Montgomery St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 200-9386

 

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Check Out These Local Pizzerias for National Pizza Day

08Nov

As the temperatures drop, all of us are craving some comfort food that we can hole up with in our Beacon apartments, and luckily for Bozzuto residents, National Pizza Day – in which we celebrate all that’s cheesy, saucy and delicious – is right around the corner on Nov. 12!

If you need a little precursor to your big Thanksgiving meal, then check out one of these pizza shops in Jersey City to get your fix of the comfort food staple that everyone can appreciate, whether it be topped with pepperoni, anchovies or just some melted cheese.

Century 1 Pizza – Open late with an expanded menu that includes cheesesteaks and wings, Century 1 Pizza is close to The Beacon and perfect for a quick bite when you just feel like staying in your apartment. This local pizzeria is more like a diner with all their menu options.

Paparazzi Italiano – This beautiful pizzeria just a short walk away from The Beacon is great whether you want to eat there or get delivery. With walls adorned with pictures of all your favorite stars, it really lives up to it’s paparazzi name.

 

Century 1 Pizza

713 Bergen Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

 

Paparazzi Italiano

200 Summit Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07304

 

Haunted Happenings Around Jersey City

23Oct

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned paranormal investigator, or the biggest chicken there is, everyone likes to have a little frightening fun this time of year! Whether it’s real haunts you’re looking for, or some good ole haunted house fun, Jersey City has plenty in store this October not too far from your Beacon apartment.

Terminal of Terror – After it’s inaugural opening last year, this year Chicpea JC and Terminal of Terror is going bigger and better. There’ll be more attractions, bars, and facilities for Jersey City residents to enjoy. They’re also adding an extra night for all you Halloween lovers! On Friday, October 27th, they’ll have the 21+ Terminal of Terror event from 9 PM to 2 AM. There’ll be food trucks, a costume contest, drinks and more. For the little ones, they’ll have their family-friendly Spooky Terminal event in collaboration with JC Families. From 11 AM to 4 PM, children and their parents can enjoy face-painting, music, food, and more!

Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery – Located just a mile away from your Beacon apartment, The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is not only a national treasure, but a pretty spooky local attraction! Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it’s historical significance dates back to the 1700’s as the site of Revolutionary War skirmishes, and an active Ammunition Bunker during the War of 1812 that still stands on their grounds. This local cemetery is the eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers ranging from The Revolution to WWII, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents and legends – which means plenty of ghost opportunities! With its 200 year-old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City.

Join them on Halloween Night for a special live Rocky Horror Performance with the Home of Happiness! Wear your costume to win prizes, and enjoy food & drinks.

 

Where To Go Apple Picking Near Your Beacon Apartment

15Sep

The air may be finally getting cooler after a fun three months of summer, however, that’s no reason to stay indoors – there are tons of fall activities happening this month, especially in a city near so much natural beauty like Jersey City.

One favorite September pastime is, of course, apple picking, and near your Beacon apartment there are more than enough orchards to get your fill of Granny Smith, Mackintosh and Red Delicious for baking apple pies, apple crumbles or even just having a snack.

Demarest Farms, located at 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale which is about 45 minutes from your Beacon apartment, features well-manicured trees, spectacular views, and tasty apple varieties – home to more than 14 varieties of pick-your-own apples.

From September to November, they offer schools, families, friends and visitors an opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery, tractor-pulled hay wagon rides, pet and feed friendly farm animals, savor delicious honey, fresh pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, homemade mixes, apple butter, fresh preserves, and other treats from the farm.

Riamede Farm, located at 122 Oakdale Rd, Chester which is about an hour from your Beacon apartment, features 34 varieties of apples ranging from traditional classics to heirloom specialties to modern favorites.

The early apple varieties begin to ripen the first week of September when they open for their pick your own apple season. The other apple varieties ripen over the course of the next six to seven apple harvest weeks and a weekly trip to Riamede is necessary to catch each variety at its apple tree ripened best!

 

Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Rd

Hillsdale, NJ 07642

(201) 666-0472

 

Riamede Farm

122 Oakdale Rd

Chester, NJ 07930

(908) 879-5353