mother’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

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Jersey City

09May

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.

 

Talde

8 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 630-0077

 

HookedJC

467 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 946-4177

 

DT 234 Gallery

234 York St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 986-6705

Take Your Mom To These Jersey City Eateries for Mother’s Day

08May

Your mom has been there for you since the very beginning to give you advice, take care of you when you were sick and make sure that you made it to school on time. Now, it’s time to give back to your mom after a lifetime of love by taking her out on Mother’s Day!

Near your Beacon apartment, there are tons of restaurants that your mom would just love that have amazing food, a delightful ambiance and most importantly, some time spent with her favorite person – you! Check these restaurants out for Mother’s Day before they’re all booked up.

Satis Bistro, located at 212 Washington St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic eatery serving European fare like charcuterie, seasonal entrees and wine, with a patio.

In addition to a full bar and signature cocktail list that changes with the seasons, Satis offers over thirty bottled beers and over forty-five wines by the glass, bottle and half bottle. The bar at Satis is dimly lit and cozy with a long and beautiful white Carrera marble top that makes guests feel like they are sipping wine and eating tapas in Paris, Barcelona or Rome.

Madame Claude Bis, located at 390 4th St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a cozy, dimly lit cafe with outdoor tables serving up French bistro items.

As you walk through a “speakeasy” entrance, you will be welcomed by a charming, authentic and lively atmosphere. The wine list will have you travel through France and the cocktail menu will expose you to a palette of French cordials.

 

Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151

 

Madame Claude Bis

390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 876-8800