father’s day

Celebrating Both Your Parents in Jersey City This Father’s Day

17Jun

If your Mother’s Day was like most of us, you probably had to forgo the flowers and the brunch this year and settle for a Mother’s Day visit by Zoom. With dear old Dad’s special day coming up this June, we’re sure many Fathers are ready to share a bit of the glory this year since their female counterparts had to skip out on this year’s celebration. Here’s a fun way to combine Mother’s and Father’s Day this June, all with easy, safe things you can do around your Jersey City apartment.

The first thing you should do is pick a nice place to celebrate. While we understand many residents may still not feel safe having extended family come into their apartments homes, we do recommend some of our local parks for an outdoors, socially distance celebration. NJ Parks are open again and waiting for visitors – as long as everyone is respectful, wears their masks, and keeps a safe distance from fellow visitors. Liberty State Park is a great option for both Mom and Dad, as it has sweeping views of Manhattan, shady spots for picnic areas, and plenty of room if Dad wants to throw around the football. Just make sure to bring a blanket, as picnic tables and other facilities are still closed to public access.

While most restaurants are still not open for guests, most are open for take-out, so bringing a picnic to the park has never been easier! While usually Mother’s Day and Father’s Day might have very different meals, we suggest going with something everyone can enjoy and a New Jersey staple at that – diner food! Liberty Park Café and Diner is right across the street from the Park, so you can order your food, pick it up, and still set out the picnic blanket while it’s still hot. With cuisines as diverse as our city, there’s something for everything at this little Jersey City eatery.

Not sure what to give mom and dad as a gift? With most retail stores still closed, shopping can be difficult these days. As for mom, you can never go wrong with flowers, and lucky for us, plant nurseries have stayed open during quarantine! 14th Street Garden Center is Jersey City is still open, and they are offering curbside pickup if you call in your flower order ahead of time. However, shopping is still an option as well, as long as you wear a mask.

What about Dad? Finding a gift for the patriarch of the family is always difficult, especially when you can’t walk around our local malls to shop for something fun. How about a growler of local craft beer for your day in the park? 902 Brewing in Jersey City is still open for curbside pickup, and Dad will love one of their summery seasonal beers, or one of their regular go-to’s like Jersey Lager.

Liberty State Park

200 Morris Pesin Dr

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Liberty Park Café and Diner

14 Burma Rd

Jersey City, NJ 07305

14th Street Garden Center

793 Jersey Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07310

902 Brewing

101 Pacific Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07304

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

15Jun

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

 

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

13Jun

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