Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

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Yoga Fest in Jersey City


Each year during the week of the summer solstice is International Yoga Day on June 21st. Cities and studios around the world come together to celebrate the practice of yoga. In 2018 Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City teamed up with the Jersey City HDSID and Jersey City Cultural Affairs to create the first ever Yoga Fest in Jersey City. Local yoga studios and instructors came together in the spirit of unity and oneness along with over 500 yogis and several thousand onlookers. The event was designed to celebrate the practice of yoga in Jersey City and help establish our city as a yoga destination.

This year, you can expect even more participants, a full-day of yoga, live music and over 40 to 50 vegan venders, both food and products. The event will be held on Newark Ave on June 22nd from 7am to 6pm.

Starting at 6:30am on June 22, 2019 a registration table will be in place where participants will be required to register and sign in for classes. You should pre-register here on this site before to speed up the process. Saturday will be sunny and 80 degrees so make sure to bring water, sun block, sunglasses and of course a yoga mat!

A special yoga workshop will also take place Sunday June 23 @11am at Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City with Yogeswari, a headline international yoga teacher and special musical guests.


Jivamukti Yoga Center
171 Newark Ave. 2nd Fl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 993-1110

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Jazz Festival in Jersey City


If you live in Jersey City and have a passion for jazz, chances are you’ve heard of the Riverview Jazz Fest.  The festival began as a small concert in Jersey City in 2012 and now produces over 100 shows a year for the community.  This year, the festival runs until June 9th and you don’t want to miss out on these events happening right outside The Beacon.


June 5

West Side Arts & Music – Bring some chairs and blankets and enjoy the music of Larry Banks & his Molten Lava Ensemble from 7 pm – 8 pm in Lincoln Park.


June 6th

Madame Claude Bis – one of our favorite French restaurants in Jersey City will be hosting an evening of live jazz with resident band Manouche Bag from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.


June 7th

White Eagle Hall – This beautiful venue is home to some of the best concerts in the tri-state area.  Purchase tickets here to see Red Baraat, a pioneering band from Brooklyn, NY.  Their June 2018 album release “Sound The People”, hit the top 10 on the World Music Charts in Europe.


Head to the Grove Street PATH Station on Sunday, June 9th from 12 pm – 6 pm for the closing day where you can enjoy the music of Winard Harper (1:30 pm), Murch Church Brass Band (3:30 pm) and Chino Pons (5:00 pm).


Madame Claude Bis

390 4th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 876-8800


West Side Arts & Music

Lincoln Park, Jersey City


White Eagle Hall

337 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302



Grove Street PATH Station

325 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

NEW JERSEY CITY - NOVEMBER 4: Liberty Science Center and Omni Theater in Liberty Park New Jersey City on November 4, 2013 in NJC

MesMerica 360 : A visual Music Journey at Liberty Science Center


If you’ve never been to Liberty Science Center, this summer is the perfect time to visit for the MesMerica 360 tour. Tickets are selling out quickly, and this will be an unforgettable experience happening right here in Jersey City!

Music and art can provide us with relief from stress, and provide us with a sense of peace, tranquility, and renewal.  Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist, James Hood, together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world to create an immersive, transcendent experience designed to soothe the mind and stimulate the senses.  People who have seen the show felt an overwhelming sense of joy, happiness and calmness and said they would 100% see it again.


Mesmerica premiered at the Fleet Planetarium in San Diego, California in June 2018 to two sold-out audiences and has been consistently filling venues with ongoing performances since October.  When it makes its way to the Liberty Science Center in June, guests will be able to enjoy the show in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere! This stunning space boasts a resolution of 88 million pixels, a lighting system that can produce over 281 trillion colors, and new speakers capable of producing 30,000 watts of digital sound.  The Liberty Science Center is just a 10 minute car ride from your Beacon apartment and is located in the beautiful Liberty State Park.


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 200-1000



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JC Fitness Fair Happening Close to Your Beacon Apartment


Did you know that National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12, and is celebrated through May 18, 2019? Get a great workout at the 4th annual JC Fitness Fair on May 18th from 10am – 1pm in front of the Jersey City Town Hall. This is the perfect opportunity to meet local fitness professionals and find the perfect workout for you or re-ignite your interest in an old favorite. You will not want to miss all the free and fun activities we have planned. Whether you’re looking for yoga classes or something more intense such as obstacle training, you’ll find it at the JC Fitness Fair.

Every 15 minutes there will be fitness demos to try so you can decide what workout is the best for your needs and some fun free games where you can win lots of prizes.  Some of the workouts we are looking forward to are the 10:30 am CKO Boxing class, 12 pm JC Barre Studio class and the 12:45 Wildly Fit class which is a mini Spartan strong workout with obstacle race training.

You can find all three of these classes right here in Jersey City and not too far from your Beacon apartment.  You’ll also learn new exercises which you can do outside in our courtyard, in the pool and in your apartment.

Some other vendors you can look forward to are: 150 Bay Crossfit, Prime Cycle, Beloved World Yoga, Ironbound Performance Athletes and Project Sculpt.



JC Fitness Fair

Jersey City Town Hall

280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 547-5000

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Jersey City


This Mother’s Day, treat the special woman in your life to brunch or a fun paint and sip class.  There are plenty of excellent restaurants close to The Beacon that are sure to make her day a special one.

Talde –  Join Talde for Mother’s Day Brunch for a blended menu of Talde favorites and Mother’s Day specials, live jazz and special treats! This brunch is sponsored by The Glenlivet and every customer who is 21 + will receive a complimentary Glenlivet Founders Reserve cocktail and all mothers will receive Glenlivet- Infused Chocolate (while supplies last). Plus, Talde just launched their new spring menu which does not disappoint!

HookedJC – If you’re looking for a great local seafood restaurant, HookedJC is just a 20 minute walk from The Beacon and has been a favorite in Jersey City since opening in 2017.  It has vintage décor, fresh seafood and great salads and sides. This restaurant is BYOB so bring your favorite bottle of wine to pair with your meal!

DT 234 Gallery – Enjoy painting a beautiful “Mother Butterfly” painting at DT 234 Gallery this Mother’s Day.  Bring your choice of champagne and they’ll provide the OJ.  You’ll follow step by step instructions from a wonderful instructor and finish with a painting you get to take home so you’ll always remember what a special day it was.  Class is 11am-1pm on Sunday, May 12th.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to choose your seats.



8 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 630-0077



467 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 946-4177


DT 234 Gallery

234 York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 986-6705