Jersey’s Best Highlights Hoboken Hot Spots, Just a Stone’s Throw Away from Jersey City

Jersey’s Best recently published an article titled, “24 Hours in Hoboken: A hive of activity awaits you any time of year within the Mile Square City,” covering everything available to you in Hoboken, which is an ideal guide for Jersey City residents looking to expand their activities list!

To start, Jersey’s Best highlights the fascination Hoboken has with Frank Sinatra, as you can walk in his legendary footsteps through the Hoboken Historical Museum’s Frank Sinatra Walking Tour map. While you can pick up the tour at any point, they recommend starting at the iconic 415 Monroe St. It is also recommended that visitors double check online to see if any COVID-19 restrictions will halt their tour. The last stop on the tour is the Frank Sinatra Memorial Park, which was dedicated in his memory and overlooks the Hudson River with stunning views of Manhattan.

Moving onto the waterfront of Hoboken, these are some of the most anticipated spots to stop at according to Jersey’s Best:

Pier 13 

A short hop from the 14th Street Ferry is Pier 13, Hoboken’s seasonal open-air waterfront beer garden, which features food trucks, water sports and entertainment options ranging from live music to movie nights. Everything is outdoors, so keep weather in mind when planning a day here.

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Maxwell Place Park 

This compact green space on the Hudson River has a waterfront walkway, beach area and a small toddler playground. Unfortunately there is no swimming allowed, but fret not, if you want to hop in you just have to head next door to…

Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse 

Run by volunteers in cooperation with the City of Hoboken and offering free kayaking to the public, the boathouse is open weekends from late spring to early fall, weather permitting. Currently the season is paused due to COVID-19, but you can keep updated by following their social media @hobocobo on Instagram.

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway 

The New York City views from a bench, a bike or walking is perfect for any season. Viewfinders are spread across the walkway for visitors to get the best perspectives.

Pier C Park

This bean-shaped park on a pier jutting off the Waterfront Walkway has two playgrounds, grassy picnic and play areas, and a beach pit with bleachers what entice visitors to climb for an ultimate viewing experience.

Pier A Park

Bring a blanket, a picnic, a frisbee or ball and head to the great lawn at Pier A Park to enjoy a perfect sunny day with some friends. During summer, Pier A is the site of Movies Under the Stars, concerts as well as weekly evening fitness and yoga classes.

The Hoboken Historical Museum

The Hoboken Historical Museum is a must not only for history buffs, don’t walk past 1301 Hudson St. without taking a detour inside. 

As for the vast artistic community in Hoboken, Jersey’s Best recommends the following pit stops while hopping around Hoboken: 

Monroe Center for the Arts 

A hub for local artists and entrepreneurs, you can find talent from A to Z in all forms, including artisans of jewelry, cuisine, photography, architectural and interior design, dance, wellness and more at 720 Monroe St. 

Barsky Gallery 

You’ll want to plan ahead to visit the Barsky Gallery and check its site for public event dates and open hours to view the extensive works by contemporary artists.

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To finish off the list of hot spots in Hoboken, Jersey’s Best had to include the main  thoroughfare of Washington Street, where sidewalks leave room for folks to stroll, restaurants to offer outdoor seating and shops for everyone. Washington Street was even dubbed one of America’s Top 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association.

Hoboken’s restaurant scene includes places that have been around forever along with those adventurous and new; from American to Italian and around the globe, every ethnic cuisine is represented. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served — find just the meal you need to keep you fueled for a day of shopping. Unique and trendy boutiques outnumber chain stores in Hoboken, and you’ll find chic, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories at every turn. 

If that wasn’t enough, Hoboken also has plenty of bars with live music, DJs and dancing will keep you busy as long as you want. 

For more information visit Jersey’s Best.

Jersey City Implements Special Supermarket Shopping Times

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In an effort to keep the most vulnerable of the population safe, Jersey City has announced special supermarket shopping times for “the frail, people with special needs, pregnant women and the elderly.”

For more information visit www.JCNJ.org/SpecialMarketTimes.

In Jersey City, call 201-547-5208 before going to a medical facility. The New Jersey Coronavirus hotline phone number is 800-222-1222.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME FEEL LIKE A COZY WEEKEND GETAWAY

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COURTESY OF AMBER INTERIORS

via MyDomaine.com – The modern farmhouse décor style has seen a resurgence in recent years. Visions of loungey and lofty spaces with pitched roofs, reclaimed beams, deep cozy sofas, and small antique pieces are enough to make each of us want to buy a cabin in the woods and retreat from city life forever.

BUSINESS NEWS: TAPROOT ORGANICS

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The buildout is almost complete at the newest outpost of local JC biz Taproot Organics. If you are looking for superior skin care this store should be on your “must list”.  You can find all the good stuff at 377 Broadway & 17th Street, across from the Firestone. They are currently open on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out their website: http://www.taprootorganics.com/.

About Taproot Organics via their FB page

FRESH IS BEST. Taproot Organics Chef / Owner Daniel Grunes uses his culinary expertise to create skin-quenching personal care for men, women, and kids using high quality organic ingredients found in the best kitchens. Infused Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Botanicals, Herbs, and Butters are whipped into Skin Food. 

Taproot Organics supports the Zero Waste initiative by using minimal packaging. Ask for your bar soap to be packed NAKED. Thank you for leaving a smaller imprint on our planet.

8th Annual All About Downtown Street Fair

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Saturday, September 15th from 12 pm – 8 PM at the Grove St. PATH Plaza

The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is back!

Celebrate Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, September 15th with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s 8th Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from Noon-8pm!

We are hosting over 300+ unique vendors from The Grove Path Plaza all the way to Coles Street!

DayTrippers NJ will provide a shuttle bus service to and from the fair. (Location will be announce soon)

Our kid’s area will be packed with rides, face painting, games and shops for the little ones. (First Street) Sponsored by Smile Preschool and Nursery.

The (The) Rock-it Docket Stage (Bay & Newark):
Live musical performances throughout the day

Music On The Plaza (Grove Path Plaza):
Rotating DJs in the Chillax Zone

Looking for a spot to kick back and enjoy a cocktail or brew?
The SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant where you can kick it Southern Style (Bay Street)
Lucky 7 between Newark and Coles will host live music and cool cocktails.
Or grab a good ol’ burger and a beer at The Left Bank Burger Bar Backyard (Jersey Ave.)

As always, our Fair ends with the amazing Grassroots Drum Parade.

Looking to be a sponsor? Contact Rachel @Rachel.hdsid@gmail.com
201-547-3554
www.jcdowntown.org

MORE INFO

 

Arts on the Hudson Fest

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Saturday, September 1st at Hamilton Park

The first annual Arts on the Hudson Fest is almost here!

Join us for a free festival in Hamilton Park this Labor Day Weekend while we celebrate the arts in Jersey City with live music from 12-6PM by:
Evangelia Music
Foxanne
DAZED
Helloimdylan
Murdock
Stacy Collado
Elvia
7 On Pump 1
and more!

We will also be featuring:
– Free Zumba and Yoga Classes
– Live Painting
– Arts and Crafts activities
– Local Vendors including a selection from the JC Oddities Market
– Food Trucks

Arts on the Hudson Fest is Proudly Sponsored by:
– Bushwick Sounds
– (The) Rock-it Docket
– Growing In Jersey City
– JC Oddities Market

If interested in vending or live painting at the event please e-mail: contact@artsonthehudson.com

Arts on the Hudson is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Learn more at artsonthehudson.com

Summer Tablescape Ideas

summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue reading at .cleanandscentsible.com >>>

Cathedral Market Day Festival

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Not your ordinary Flea Market, Cathedral Market Day, a fundraiser to benefit Grace Church Van Vorst and its outreach activities, will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the church on 39 Erie Street, Jersey City. The church will be filled with UPSCALE THRIFT—curated, new or gently used items of home décor, art, jewelry and accessories, toys, hand crafted items, and clothing for adults and children. Featured will be a café and baked goods plus face painting and art activities for children. Bring the whole family for a day of food, finds and fun. Admission is free.

Garden Street Farmers’ Market Set to Kick Off 2018 Season on May 5th at Hoboken’s Garden St. Mews

2018 GSFM

Annual Outdoor Market Will Take Place from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Every Saturday on 14th and Garden Streets in Uptown Hoboken

The 7th season of the popular Garden Street Farmers’ Market will kick off on Saturday, May 5th at the Garden Street Mews on 14th and Garden Streets in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

The yearly outdoor market – which features a number of locally grown and organic products, music and street games – will take place every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through December 22nd on the cobblestone pedestrian plaza created by Bijou Properties. Continue reading