Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

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

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Spring Open House at Mana Contemporary


Join Mana Contemporary’s spring 2019 Open House, on Sunday April 28 from 1 to 7pm. Featuring open studios, exhibitions, performances, and after parties.

At the Open House, they’ll announce the launch of Mana Decentralized, a new collecting platform that reimagines the art market, from what it looks like to who it benefits. Guests will be able to visit the Decentralized Gallery, and browse the Decentralized Online Marketplace. Meet featured artists and discover works priced from $250 to $5,000.  At 3:30 pm, you can enjoy live Jazz music by Camille Thurman and The Darrell Green Trio presented by RiverviewJazz.Org.
Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States. Through its integrated architectural design, Mana offers exceptional services, spaces, and programming for the greater creative community. Its rapidly expanding flagship location in Jersey City, originally built in the 1920s, will eventually cover more than two million square feet.


Mana values the exchange of ideas between artists and art world luminaries. Practitioners specializing in painting, sculpture, photography, dance, film, sound, and performance work alongside each other in a forward-thinking environment that fosters experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration.


If you are an art enthusiast, and you haven’t been to Mana Contemporary yet, put this on your bucket list! They also have a Jersey City Drawing Club which meets every Thursday from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306


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Celebrating Earth Day in Jersey City


On April 27th, celebrate Earth Month at beautiful Liberty State Park in Jersey City.  This is New Jersey’s largest Earth Day celebration with over 10,000 attendees who will celebrating Earth Day’s 29th year.  Adults, teens and kids look forward to attending the “litter free” and “carbon neutral” event filled with non‑stop entertainment, healthy food vendors and educational fun for all.

With the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as a spectacular backdrop, Liberty State Park is one of the country’s most dramatic parks.  It offers a variety of recreational uses. Take advantage of the miles of walkways by walking, jogging, biking or rollerblading.  It also has a par course that runs along Freedom Way. Bring your binoculars, chairs and blankets and enjoy a picnic while watching the numerous species of birds which frequent the park. If you enjoy water activities, enjoy a day of fishing, crabbing or kayaking.

In addition to the Earth Day festival, there will also be volunteer Nature Path and beach cleanup.  Volunteers will remove weeds and plant native shrubs along the Nature Path and help clean up trash on the beach shoreline.  It is advised to dress to work outdoors, wear sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves if you have them.  On a hot day, sunscreen and water are also recommended.  The group will meet at the Nature Center located on Freedom Way.

Happy Earth Day from the Bozzuto Team!


Liberty State Park

200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305