Fun Summer Things To Do In Jersey City, NJ

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Summer is finally here!  The kids are out of school, and backyard barbecues are taking place all over the nation.  After the year we had in 2020, and most people having chosen choosing not to take a vacation, you can almost rest assured that families will be out in full force this year.

With this in mind, we thought we would offer a few great vacation ideas to help you plan, as well as some places that would be great for just a few days away.  We all need time to recharge and some well-deserved play in the sunshine.

Here are some of the best places to check out this summer!

Liberty State Park

1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Liberty State Park is a park in the U.S. state of New Jersey, located on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, opposite both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The park opened in 1976 to coincide with bicentennial celebrations and is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. Liberty State Park covers 1,212 acres. The central part of the park is bordered by water on three sides: on the north by the Morris Canal Big Basin and the south and east by Upper New York Bay. The New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension marks its western perimeter.

Mana Contemporary

888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Anchored by cultural centers in Jersey City, Chicago, and Miami, Mana Contemporary is a distributed institution dedicated to celebrating the creative process, supporting artists, and serving as a bridge between creative hubs worldwide.  Through a global community committed to mutual support and progressive thought, Mana Contemporary offers world-class exhibitions, residencies, career development, and conversation in person and online.

Practitioners specializing in a variety of disciplines work alongside each other in forward-thinking environments that fosters experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration, building a profound and personal approach to contemporary art.

Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

25 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City, NJ 07305

The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, also known as Communipaw Terminal and Jersey City Terminal, was the Central Railroad of New Jersey’s waterfront passenger terminal in Jersey City, New Jersey. It was also serviced by CNJ-operated Reading Railroad trains, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and the Lehigh Valley Railroad during various periods in its 78 years of operation.  The terminal was one of five passenger railroad terminals that lined the Hudson Waterfront during the 19th and 20th centuries, the others being Weehawken, Hoboken, Pavonia, and Exchange Place, with Hoboken being the only station that is still in use. It operated until April 30, 1967.

Ellis Island Immigrant Building

17 Battery Place #232, New York, NY 10004

The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital was a United States Public Health Service hospital on Ellis Island in New York Harbor, which operated from 1902 to 1951. Constructed in phases, the facility encompassed both a general hospital and a separate pavilion style contagious disease hospital. The hospital had two functions: first, treating immigrants who were ill upon arrival, and second, treating immigrants with conditions that were prohibited by immigration laws. These latter patients were stabilized and often sent back to their home countries.

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