halloween

Check Out These Local Costume Stores Before Halloween

22Oct

Halloween is just around the corner and as one of the most fun holidays of the year, you better be dressing up to get in the spirit! Here in Jersey City, that’s made easy thanks to the many costume stores that we have in the area.

Whether you’re dead-set on being your favorite character for this Oct. 31 or you have no idea where to start, check out these costume stores located near your Beacon apartment. You’re sure to be the talk of your Halloween party!

Party City, located at 733 NJ-440, Jersey City which is about 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a retail chain stocking a wide range of themed party supplies, plus costumes and holiday decorations.

From August through November, Party City Jersey City is primarily a Halloween store, carrying all styles and sizes of costumes, a huge assortment of costume accessories, life size animated props, giant stretch cobwebs and skull pitchers and mugs. Because they also manufacture Halloween merchandise, many of the products they sell are exclusive to Party City — you can’t buy them anywhere else.

State Fair Seasons, located at 241 Main St, Belleville which is about 18 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a long-running store selling costumes for adults and kids, plus accessories, wigs and makeup.

State Fair Seasons offers a tremendous selection, great prices and friendly, knowledgeable staff. For over 24 years, they have provided their customers with the very best in Halloween merchandise with a full range of costumes as well as a full line of indoor and outdoor decorations.

 

Party City

733 NJ-440, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 432-7400

 

State Fair Seasons

241 Main St, Belleville, NJ 07109

(973) 450-1070

What Are You Dressing Up As For Halloween? Visit These Local Costume Stores

24Oct

Whether you’re seven or 77, there’s no reason not to dress up for Halloween – it’s the one day of the entire year where you can be anything you want! However, if you plan on trick-or-treating or heading to a local party, that’s another story.

If you’re ready to start the yearly hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, then visit these costume shops that have popped up near your Beacon apartment. You don’t need to have any ideas mapped out – these stores will give you all of the inspiration you need!

Halloween Adventure, located at 104 4th Ave, New York, NY which is about 20 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a huge store with an eclectic selection of classic and current character costumes and props.

Infused with an insanely organized and creative atmosphere, their shop offers a unique shopping experience! Here, you’ll find the largest retail selection of costumes, wigs, masks, props, and decor in New York City, as well as costume and prop rentals.

Abracadabra, located at 19 W 21st St, New York, NY which is about 20 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a mega-store that offers costumes, masks, props and magician’s supplies, making it a favorite stop for Halloween.

You’ll find everything you need at Abracadabra NYC. Costumes, wigs, makeup, props, rentals, magic, masquerade masks and much more. Whether you are looking for creepy or cutesy, they’ve got you covered! Also, their friendly staff is happy to help you find or piece together what you’re looking for. Plus, they have in-house seamstresses for those customers looking for something tailored and/or customized.

 

Halloween Adventure

104 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

(212) 673-4546

newyorkcostumes.com

 

Abracadabra

19 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

(212) 627-5194

abracadabranyc.com

Ready to Get Scared? Check Out These Halloween Attractions Near Your Beacon Apartment

18Oct

For those fans of ghost tours, horror movies and a good scare, October is the most coveted month of the year thanks to the many haunted houses and hay rides that pop up near Jersey City. If you want to get scared without venturing too far from your Beacon apartment, you’re in luck!

From those that are kid-friendly to attractions that are sure to leave even the toughest with nightmares, our area has it all when it comes to everyone’s favorite October activity. Don’t miss out on these haunted attractions this month!

Haunted Orchards at Demarest Farms, located at 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale which is about 35 minutes from your Beacon apartment, featuring a hayride and a bone chilling series of haunted houses filled with ghouls, ghosts and all kinds of scary creatures!

Unbelievable sets, thrilling animatronics and actors who are just ‘dying’ to meet you will terrify and entertain visitors this October. Reservations are limited and will sell out quickly, so inquire now to book your spot.

13th Hour Haunted House, located at 105 W Dewey Ave #1, Wharton which is about 45 minutes from your Beacon apartment, has been rated has having some of the most immersive and original escape rooms in the country, with four terrifying escape rooms to choose from.

During October weekends, 13th Hour Haunted House gets even spookier with a special haunted house offering which costs $28 per person and is bound to scare even the bravest visitors. When you enter, you’re sure to see why!

 

Haunted Orchards at Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

(201) 666-0472

demarestfarms.com

 

13th Hour Haunted House

105 W Dewey Ave #1, Wharton, NJ 07885

(862) 244-4454

13thhour.com

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.