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Where To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Jersey City

15Nov

Thanksgiving is right around the corner on Thursday, Nov. 23, and for many of us that means one thing – a long day of working around a hot stove to make a meal that is devoured only moments later. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for Beacon residents – there are tons of restaurants near your apartment that will make Thanksgiving dinner for you!

If you don’t feel like cooking this November, regardless of how beautiful your Beacon kitchen is, then make reservations at one of these restaurants for a meal that you won’t forget.

Liberty House Restaurant, located in Liberty State Park which is a 10 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery/event space serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

On Thanksgiving Day, the elegant eatery will serve Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $58 per adult with an amazing three-course meal that will make you glad that you forgone cooking this year!

 

South Houselocated just a mile from your apartment in Downtown Jersey City, South House serves delicious American comfort food year round, but really brings out all the trimmings for Thanksgiving. Offering a prix-fixe menu turkey dinner, Beacon residents can enjoy multiple courses at this local favorite not too far from home.

 

Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr

Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

 

 

South House

149 Newark Ave

Jersey City, NH 07302

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, 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.

 

Here’s Where To Go For Pumpkin Picking Near Your Beacon Apartment

09Oct

With October in full force, it’s time to start decorating for Halloween which is just around the corner – and there’s no better way to revamp your Beacon apartment for the holiday than with a hand-picked and hand-carved pumpkin.

Here in Jersey City, there are tons of pumpkin patches located throughout the region that make for a great weekend trip for the whole family, equipped with pumpkin picking, hay rides, petting zoos, corn mazes and more. Read on to find out where the best patches near your Beacon apartment are!

 

Ripple Hill Farm, located in Basking Ridge, about 40 minutes from your Beacon apartment, have pumpkins available through October at their farm stand for purchase. Ripple Hill Farm is a small family-owned and operated farm located in Basking Ridge that has been growing produce in Basking Ridge for local families for the last 50 years. Stop in to learn what all the fuss has been about!

 

Ward’s Pumpkin Patch, located in Ridgewood, less than 25 miles from your Beacon apartment, this pumpkin patch is only a short drive from Jersey City and offers a traditional pumpkin picking experience. They have a ton of different pumpkins, fall decorations, delicious fall and Halloween treats, and lots of cute Halloween displays set up around the patch.

 

 

Ripple Hill Farm

181 Mountain Rd

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

 

Ward’s Pumpkin Patch

552 Route 17 North
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

 

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