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Check Out These Ice Rinks This Winter Near Your Beacon Apartment

27Dec

Just because it’s cold out, it doesn’t mean you need to stay holed up in your Beacon apartment – bundle up with your coat, hat and gloves and check out one of these ice rinks near the Jersey City area. Plus, zooming around the rink, you’ll warm right up!

If you’re ready to have some fun this winter without being cooped up inside, these rinks are sure to be just what you need this weekend, plus many of them offer skates to rent. Make sure you get there early – they’re bound to be packed all winter long!

Newport Skates, located at 95 River Dr S, Jersey City which is 14 minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers ice skating from mid November through March with both public and private skating and lessons available.

And don’t worry, you don’t need to own skates to come here – you can rent skates for $7, in addition to an $8 admission fee. Ice skating here is a great workout as well as a fun winter activity you can do with family and friends!

Charlie Heger Ice Rink, located at 807 Summit Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is known as being a great place to ice skate in the neighborhood, as well as place where you can rent skates.

They also have extensive hours which last from November through March, so you can enjoy ice skating here in Jersey City all season long. Also known as Pershing Field, this outdoor rink is covered, so you can skate (or learn to skate) in all types of weather. Plus, it’s quiet and peaceful!

 

Newport Skates

95 River Dr S, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-7465

 

Charlie Heger Ice Rink

807 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 547-4392

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

Shop Small for Small Business Saturday in Jersey City

21Nov

Everyone in Jersey City is currently gearing up for another exciting Black Friday full of deals, which will come around once again on Friday, Nov. 24. However, it’s important to not forget about what other shops will be showcasing their best deals on Small Business Saturday, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 25.

If you’re looking for some great electronics or home décor for your Beacon apartment, new clothes, gift, and other goodies, then check out these small businesses in Jersey City and support your neighbors while getting some amazing savings!

Tia’s – Located at 277 Grove St, Jersey City which is a 5 minute drive from your Beacon apartment, Tia’s is a stylish shop featuring women’s fashions by up-and-coming designers, plus accessories and furniture.

Tia’s Place has become a destination for stylists and fashionistas. Megan O’Sullivan, owner of Tia’s, has served as a stylist for magazine and television and a resource for other stylists through the NYC area.

Kanibal and Co., located at 197 Montgomery St, Jersey City which is also a five minute drive from your Beacon apartment, Kanibal and Co. is a hip shop with unique goods such as repurposed furniture, home accents, arty t-shirts and stationery.

Since the opening of its brick-and-mortar location in 2009 (under the name Kanibal Home), they have collaborated with local talent to produce an eponymous line of apparel, home goods and paper products. The shop also holds monthly craft classes taught by local artists.

 

 

Tia’s

277 Grove St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 451-9358

 

Kanibal and Co.

197 Montgomery St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 200-9386

 

Check Out These Local Pizzerias for National Pizza Day

08Nov

As the temperatures drop, all of us are craving some comfort food that we can hole up with in our Beacon apartments, National Pizza Day – in which we celebrate all that’s cheesy, saucy and delicious – is right around the corner on Nov. 12!

If you need a little precursor to your big Thanksgiving meal, then check out one of these pizza shops in Jersey City to get your fix of the comfort food staple that everyone can appreciate, whether it be topped with pepperoni, anchovies or just some melted cheese.

Century 1 Pizza – Open late with an expanded menu that includes cheesesteaks and wings, Century 1 Pizza is close to The Beacon and perfect for a quick bite when you just feel like staying in your apartment. This local pizzeria is more like a diner with all their menu options.

Paparazzi Italiano – This beautiful pizzeria just a short walk away from The Beacon is great whether you want to eat there or get delivery. With walls adorned with pictures of all your favorite stars, it really lives up to it’s paparazzi name.

Century 1 Pizza

713 Bergen Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Paparazzi Italiano

200 Summit Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07304

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.