Newport Beach’s Annual Beach Party will take place along the Hudson River’s waterfront Newport Green (700 Washington Blvd.) on July 13th from 5-8pm.
There will be two live performances by native rock band The Fuzzy Lemons, and the nationally-famed The Benjamins. Local restaurants Bwe Café, Raaz, Loradella’s and Cosi will be selling food and bevvies.
Newport Beach, if you didn’t already know, is: 8,000 square feet of authentic, castle-building sand, dozens of Adirondack chairs and large colorful umbrellas. Take in picture-perfect views of the Manhattan skyline, from the Empire State building to the One World Trade Center.
Dig your feet in the sand,
This Sunday, Dec. 14th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will take selfies with brunch-goers from 11AM to 1PM at eight restaurants along the Newport, Jersey City waterfront.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making rounds at Loradella’s, Morton Williams, Raaz, Cosi, Bertucci’s, Dorrian’s, Fire & Oak and Battello.
This Sunday (9/21) is the 21st annual Newport Liberty Half Marathon in Jersey City.
Recreational and elite runners from around the country can compete for $3,000 in prize money on a USA Track & Field-certified course that interweaves with the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway from Newport to Liberty State Park.
The open-air race, sponsored this year by BATS Global Markets, has been called the most beautiful course in the Tri-State area with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge.
Winnings and records will be awarded immediately after, during the Post-Race Party with refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings for gift cards and event tickets.
Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional teaching hospital, proving the highest level of care for women, infants, and trauma and heart patients.
Racers take their mark at 8:30 a.m. in Town Square. (Registration opens at 6:45 a.m.) For registration details visit www.newporthalfmarathon.com or call 201-665-4005.
Keep calm and run on,
The 12th annual Newport Tree Lighting is tonight, Jersey City! The event kicks of at 4:30pm at 100 Town Square Place, and once the sun sets, Mayor Steven Fulop will do the countdown to the lighting of the 30-ft. tree. Local NJ media star and Hudson County resident, Marisa Brahney, will be emceeing the entire event.
The lighting will be followed by a synchronized light and music show, and an exclusive Ice Theater of New York performance to mark the opening of Newport Skates—Jersey City’s only outdoor, uncovered skating rink—for the season. After that, the rink (95 River Dr. South) is open to everyone for FREE skating until 8pm.
When you need a break from the action, warm up with hot cocoa, coffee and pastries from Skylark on the Hudson and meet Santa and his elves.
‘Tis the season,
Jersey City hosts its 20th annual half-marathon today, and this year, the race boasts over 3000 runners.
Go cheer on your fellow citizens (starting at 8:30am) from Newport’s waterfront to Liberty State Park as they raise money for Jersey City Medical Center.
More info here.