NYC Backyards Hidden Secrets

Why spend so much more money on NYC Event Facilities, Hotels, Restaurants, Entertainment, Shopping, Meeting Planners, and so on …


*********** TIPS ***********

-Host your next Event in Northern NJ Facilities!!

-Plan your next Vacation without hurting your pockets and you can enjoy the best of 2 worlds NJ and NY!

-Enjoy the same concerts/events that are hosted in NY Madison Square Garden for less at the Izod and New Meadowlands Stadium!

Save 50% on hotel accommodations for your employees and clients versus NY hotels!

– Most NY Hotels Charge daily fees for parking as NJ hotels offer FREE Parking!

-Working on a project in NY doesn’t mean you have to financially stress over short term extended stay hotels , Save 50% on Apartment Style hotels in NJ!

-Choose a hotel in Secaucus NJ and be conveniently 4miles drive from NYC!

– Get a Metro Card for the Secaucus Train Station which has a 10 minute Train ride to NY Penn Station. This saves you time without traffic, money without having to waste on gas and pay toll!

Below are a list of Hotels, Restaurants, Event Facilities, Entertainment and Attractions between Hudson County and the Meadowlands area. See for yourself how much you can save!

Northern NJ Transportation

Tip: Get a Metro card

Secaucus Junction Train / Public/ Path train information can be found on

Northern NJ Hotels

Tip: Cheapest rates are available in January and February

Saving: Spend $400+ for 1 night in NY hotels or Spend $150+ in NJ hotels

Here are a few Hotels……………….

Secaucus Area:

Candlewood Suites – Apartment Style/Kitchenette

Crowne Plaza – Full Service

Holiday Inn – Full Service

Holiday Inn Express- Limited Service

Courtyard– Full Service

Embassy– Upscale

Hyatt– Upscale


Meadowlands Area

Residence Inn– Apartment Style/Kitchenette

Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel– Upscale

Sheraton– Upscale

Courtyard– Full Service

Fairfield Inn- Limited Service


Northern NJ Event Facilities List:

New Meadowlands Stadium

Not just for Sport Events……

The private event space at New Meadowlands Stadium offers a diverse variety of options to host your next event. From a fireside lounge, to a bustling grand ballroom, to crossing the same goal line as your NFL idols, our spaces are sure to provide a unique and memorable experience. Each of our clubs are inspired by prominent New York City venues and designed by world

renowned architect David Rockwell of Nobu andW Hotel fame. With the ability to accommodate events as small as 10 to as large as over 80,000 we can provide the ideal setting for any social or corporate occasion.

The possibilities are endless! Below are just a few examples of some of our world-class events.

* Corporate Functions: Meetings, Conferences, Holiday Parties, Picnics, and Outings.

* Product Launches

* Press Conferences

* Graduation Parties

* Team Building Activities

* Fantasy Football Drafts

* Movie/Commercial Shoots

* Banquet & Award Ceremonies

* Reunions

* Fundraisers & Benefits

* … And much more


GREAT HALL- The 20,280 square foot hall is the ideal location for a large reception or pre-function space.

WEST CLUB-Centered on the 50 yard line, the West Club offers a spectacular and unparalleled view of the field. The dynamic club-like setting provides the ideal environment for high energy dining and events. Emphasizing the space’s fantastic sight line, the ceiling is punctuated by dashes of inset LED lighting, drawing guests’ eyes through the space. The perimeter walls add another layer of excitement, defined by alternating mirror and frosted LED strips. Tiered floors and a large circular bar create the ultimate people-watching setting with different areas of congregation.


COACHES CLUB-Stretching more than 18,000 square feet, the Coaches Club is set directly in between the two team locker rooms and provides unmatched, exclusive field level access to the 50 yard line. The Coaches Club’s giant Corian® bar counters and vibrant lighting provide for the ultimate party setting. One of the more unique features of the Coaches Club is the real post game interview room, which is an enclosed glass area set in the heart of the Coaches Club. The interview room can serve as a display area or an event space all on its own. The Coaches Club is ideal for press conferences, lunches, receptions, product launches, fantasy drafts, birthday parties, bachelor parties, and themed parties

MEZZANINE CLUBS-Standard amenities include: The Mezzanine Clubs are identical spaces on opposite sides of the stadium spanning 30,000 square feet each. Their grand size along with High Baltic ceilings, glass windows providing breathtaking views, and ballroom style areas make the Mezzanine Clubs ideal for virtually any function. Within the Mezzanine Clubs are 1,800 square foot martini bars with lounge furniture and an available table service. The martini bars are ideal for VIP rooms or standalone event spaces. The Touchdown and Gridiron Clubs are ideal for large conferences, galas, reunions, weddings,fundraisers, Bar/BatMitzvahs, Sweet 16’s, and much more.

COMMISSIONER’S CLUB –Following the traditions of New York City’s greatest private clubs and spaces, the Commissioner’s Club has the highest level of finishes and amenities. Dark rich wood, deep jewel tones, and plush velvet and leather furniture make the Commissioner’s Club the  ultimate destination for luxury and exclusivity. The 10,700 square foot Commissioner’s Club is the perfect setting for intimate gatherings. Ideal for small corporate meetings, entertaining clients and intimate gatherings.


• On-Site Parking: Over 27,000 Parking

Spaces surround the Complex.

• Train Access from the entire Northeast

Corridor will bring you less than 100 feet

from the Stadium’s north entrance. (Less

than 30 minutes from Penn Station)

For more information on private events please email  or call 201-559-1710 .


The Liberty & Ellis Island Event Experience

Host your event at NJ Liberty and Ellis Island. That’s right NJ not NY. Many people are mislead by the location of these two islands. The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island, 2,000 feet (about the length of 5 football fields) from Jersey City, NJ to be exact. All the water, sewer, gas and electric services are provided to the island by the City of Jersey City and NJ utility companies. The State of New Jersey retain the riparian rights to all the submerged land surrounding the statue, as it falls in the New Jersey boundaries. Both Liberty and Ellis islands are within the boundaries of New Jersey. New York has always taken credit for their location but is not New York as per the water map boundaries clearly show. Cruises still available from Jersey City NJ Liberty Park

Create a one of a kind experience at the Statue of Liberty, the recognized symbol for freedom and democracy in the world today. Host your exclusive event at the America’s favorite national monument and enjoy a world class view of the famed NYC  skyline as you celebrate under the glow of lady liberty’s torch. Whether an intimate cocktail party, a lavish corporate gathering, a political gala, an extraordinary family event, or a number of other special occasions, a Liberty Island experience will keep your guests talking for years to come. Make this once in a lifetime event a reality!

The entrance point to the new world and a new life, Ellis island is the perfect place to host your extravagant event. You can truly feel the history envelope you as your guests wine and dine at one of the most culturally significant monuments in America. What better place to host an international event than at the place which brought visitors from throughout the world to join together as proud new citizens of this great nation. Let history be your guide as you present your guests with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the richness and lore of Ellis Island.For more information contact: Patti Golden Director of Sales, Evenlyn Hill Events, email:   . Liberty State Park Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305, 201-915-3400


Meadowlands Exposition Center

355 Plaza Drive Secaucus, NJ 07094

Tip: Free Parking, Hotels located within walking distance

Tip: Some Hotels will offer shuttle to and from the center

Meadowlands Exposition Center not only offers a professional staff of trade show specialists but  is conveniently located just minutes outside of New York City. Twelve Time Site Award Winner. 61,000 sq.ft. Privately owned facility that can accommodate up to 5000 persons.

Exhibit Space: 61,000 square feet (contiguous, obstruction-free, dedicated space)

Meeting Rooms: 5 (3,578 square feet carpeted)

Nearby Hotels: 1,000 rooms within walking distance; 1,500 additional rooms within five-minute drive

Access/Egress: Two drive-in doors and four loading docks on street level for easy access. Parking for exhibitors is located in the rear of the building and is easily accessible from all major routes.

Concessions: MEC operated.

Special Amenities: Full-service decorator on-site. Three concession areas with catering capabilities. 6,000 free parking spaces. Accessible to major interstate arteries including New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.Time from Newark Liberty International Airport: 12 minutes.For more information:  Tel: (201) 330-7773 Fax: (201) 330-1172 Email:

Smooth Sailing Celebrations”Where Every Event Is Smooth Sailing”

Looking for the “Wow” factor for your next event?  Plan it on the water. Your guests can enjoy a cruise event on the Hudson River with a spectacular ever-changing view of the city skyline. Smooth Sailing Celebrations provides the perfect ambiance to accommodate a wide range of events, including breakfast meetings, luncheons, dinner meetings, unique fund-raisers, formal corporate events, class or family reunions, spectacular weddings, vendor fairs, awards banquets or milestone celebrations. Whether you’re planning a large corporate event or a school outing, you can count on Smooth Sailing Celebrations to make it successful. And for the convenience of your guests – boarding takes
place from New Jersey and New York.Smooth Sailing Celebrations has over 45 yachts in a fleet that holds group sizes of 20 to 1,200 guests.All boats can be seen on website’s Fleet Page, & convenient tours of the vessels can be arranged.Ranked by NJ Biz Magazine as a Top 10 Event Planning Company since 2008.

Call them at  973 – 409 – 4456 or use the convenient Event Form on website – 5 easy answers allow them  to email menus, pricing, & pictures of suitable yachts within 1 business day! Email for more information: ,Website:

Hoboken Golf , Host Your Golf Party!

Hoboken Golf is the ideal venue to host your event. Our entire training room can be rented out (3500 sq. feet). We feature three full size golf simulators, four hitting practice bays and a nine hole putting course – so we can accommodate groups both large and small. (Poker Table available upon request) Call 201-876-9666 or e-mail info@hobokengolf.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to book your party today! 125 Grand Street Hoboken NJ 07030

Culinary Conference Center

161 Newkirk St. Building E  ,Jersey City, New Jersey  07306


Opened in 2008, the Culinary Conference Center is located on the campus of Hudson County Community College and managed by FLIK Conference Centers. The Culinary Center is home to the Culinary Arts Institute, the Center for Business & Industry, as well as non-credit culinary classes. We are also an IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) approved conference center.

The Culinary Conference Center offers 12 meeting rooms, 9 professional kitchens, 2 banquet rooms and a pre-function room that can serve as a bar or lounge. In addition, the entire facility is wireless. For more Information: Tel: 201.360.5302 Fax: 201.360.5311 Email:


Northern NJ Entertainment/Attraction

Bergen County


Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament- 149 Polito Ave Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071 Tel: 1-866-543-9637. Inside our 11th century, climate-controlled Castle, fanfare trumpeters herald the service of a delicious four-course dinner, including beverages. Then, in your honor, brave Knights on horseback compete at breathtaking speed.Tip: Talk to corporate sales for private events

IZOD Center At the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ, 201-935-8500 The Izod Center features the best of sports and entertainment from college basketball to pop music’s top acts to popular family shows.

Xanadu Meadowlands will be the newest, most exciting experiential entertainment and shopping destination in North America. This awe-inspiring venue features America’s tallest Ferris wheel with breathtaking views of Manhattan an the New Jersey Meadowlands, year-round indoor skiing and snowboarding, restaurants for all tastes, bowling, virtual indoor skydiving, movie theaters, live concerts, shopping and much more. Xanadu Meadowlands is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey just minutes from Times Square, New York. Opening estimated for spring/summer 2013.


Izod Center features the best of sports and entertainment from college basketball to pop music’s top acts to popular family shows. 201) 935-8500,

New Meadowlands Stadium


The ‘Little Red Schoolhouse,’ as it has come to be known, has been the location for special events hosted by the Society, including Strawberry Festivals, craft fairs, Civil War re-enactments, and special visits from ‘Eleanor Roosevelt,’ ‘Abigail Adams,’ ‘George Washington,’ and ‘Thomas Jefferson.’

At the Meadowlands Environment Center’s Interactive Learning Center, there’s plenty to see, hear, and touch for adults and children. Climb aboard a larger than life-size turtle, discover a three-dimensional diorama depicting life in the Meadowlands, view satellite images from space, peek at insects under the microscope, listen to the chatter of owls and crickets, or visit the Tidelands Treasures gift shop for a souvenir. 201-460-8300

Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey, Founded in 1972,   is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State’s distinguished, two-century aviation and space heritage. The men and women, whose outstanding aeronautical achievements have brought world-wide recognition to the state, are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.The recently expanded museum offers visitors an opportunity to view historic air and space equipment and artifacts.

Outdoor Attractions:

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission 1 DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 ,201-460-1700. Enjoy the water in a CANOE or PONTOON BOAT…If you’re seeking a way to observe natural or man-made phenomena along the Hackensack River, the Meadowlands has many ways to enjoy the water. Our pontoon boats are a leisurely way to cover a large portion of the navigable Hackensack River. For a closer look into the tidal creeks and marshes, join us for a canoe trip.We supply all equipment To learn more please contact (201) 460-4640.

Hackensack Riverkeeper 231 Main St, Hackensack ,NJ , 201-968-0808. Canoe, kayak, and pontoon boat rides in the Meadowlands. The primary Mission of the Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. is to provide representation for the natural living resources of the Hackensack River.

Hudson County


Herbert’s Billiards located in Secaucus , NJ

Calypso Sailing Adventures in Jersey City, NJ Nothing else quite compares to the joy of being on the water under sail.     Both exhilaration and relaxation will fill you – heart, body and soul.If this all sounds like I love to sail… Well I do and I invite you to join me.  Take the helm and help sail the boat or just kick back and catch some rays.    Aboard Calypso, it’s all up to you. Whether it’s a 2 hour afternoon sail or NYC Sunset Harbor Cruise or even a Long Weekend Getaway, Calypso stands shipshape and ready to cast off anytime, (908) 377-1202  or  e-mail

Kerasotes ShowPlace 14 Theatre

Hi-Tech Billiard Club & Lounge 201-624-8240 , Weehawken NJ-Billiards club, pool, video games, beer, karaoke nights.


Liberty Science Center is an innovative learning resource for lifelong exploration of nature, humanity and technology, supporting the growth of our diverse region and promoting informed stewardship of the world. 201-200-2000 ,

Savings: Ask about corporate and group rates.

911 TEAR DROP memorial located in Bayonne, NJ. It was made and installed by the Russians to honor those who died in 9 11 and a statement against terrorism. It is very impressive. The tear drop is lined up with the Statue of Liberty. Gift from the people of Russia…….”Monument to the struggle against world terrorism, artist Zurab Tesereteii” ….it is an impressive memorial and statement against terrorism. The walkway is made of stones.Names of the persons killed on 9 11 are inscribed on the base. The base like the Vietnam Memorial wall. It was a cold and windy day but well worth the drive to see. It is down in the shipping yards across from “The Lady”. 51 Port Terminal Boulevard • Suite 21 Bayonne, NJ 07002-5035 • (201) 823-0333 (201) 823-8597 – fax •

The Jersey City Museum places particular emphasis on exhibiting and supporting the work of contemporary artists who represent the diversity of our society, and has been called “New Jersey’s most dynamic contemporary art space” by The New York Times. Through exhibitions, educational initiatives and public programs, the museum serves as a center of cultural life for the people of Jersey City, Hudson County and the region.  , 201.413.0303

Park Performing Arts Center is to entertain, educate and energize our local community and beyond, especially children, with the best in the performing and visual arts.We believe that the opportunity to be entertained, educated and inspired by the performing arts should be available to all, regardless of an individual’s economic standing.  We work in partnership with community artists, schools, businesses, foundations, governments and other organizations to make that opportunity a reality. Located in Union City, NJ 201-865-6980

Ellis Island Mueseum Liberty State Park in Jersey City , NJ . 201-432-6321 ext. 1109

Outdoor Attractions:

Statue Cruises, Liberty State Park in Jersey City , NJ . 201-432-6321 ext. 1109 Statue Cruises the National Parks Service ferry provider to two historical islands, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We provide service into these two magnificent islands daily all year round. Aside from visiting Liberty and Ellis island we also have a great variety of special cruises which include our Liberty Harbor cruise and Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, Valentine, Halloween, Karaoke, Happy Hour cruises and more.

Horseback Riding located at Franklin Lakes, Saddle Ridge Riding Center and  Bergen Equestrian Center at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, NJ . Horse Boarding, Trail Rides, English and Western Lessons, Summer Camp, Sales, Training, Birthday Parties, Therapeutic Riding, Horse Shows available.For schedule Call (201) 847-9999 for current fee schedule.

Zoo located at Bergen County Zoological Park 216 Forest Avenue ,Paramus, NJ 07652 .General Zoo Information: 201-262-3771



Northern NJ Golfers List

Hudson County

Liberty Natinonal Golf 100 Caven Point Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305, (201) 333-4105 .Liberty National, a very private club and the new host of the Barclays, opened on July 4, 2006, a stirring mix of holes defined by a liberal use of water hazards, knee-high native grasses and imaginative green complexes with devilishly fast putting surfaces. The views are arresting. On the 2nd hole, a 219-yard par-3, the Statue of Liberty seems to hover just off the back edge of the green.

Bergen County Area

Bergen County offers tremendous opportunities for our region’s 90,000 golfers, whether you’re a novice out for a relaxing round or a seasoned veteran honing your skills for a weekend tournament. The Bergen golf website is your one-stop information center for all things pertaining to Bergen County golf. From costs per round, how to schedule a tee time, or getting news about upcoming events, the Bergen golf website is there to help 24hrs a day.

Darlington County Golf Course(18 Holes)

277 Campgaw Road. Mahwah, Clubhouse (201) 327-8770

The Darlington Golf Course is an 18 hole, 6,547-yard par 71 on 120 rolling acres located in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountain Range. The course delivers the proper balance between difficulty and playability. Tree lined fairways and competitive physical features ensure a pleasurable and challenging golf experience. Other features include a 40-tee concession operated driving range, pro shop, snack bar and deck area.

Orchard Hills County Golf Course(9 Holes)

Paramus Road, Paramus, Clubhouse (201) 447-3778

Closed Mondays.

A challenging par 35, 2,879-yard 9 hole course conveniently located in the center of Bergen County with landscape of distinction, set among beautiful, plush tree groves. Played as 9 or 18 holes this course guarantees an enjoyable and affordable round of golf.

Overpeck County Golf Course(18 Holes)

East Cedar Lane, Teaneck, Clubhouse (201) 837-3020

Maintenance Day: Wednesday, nine holes only

A par 72, 6,314-yard course located in a natural wet setting with its challenging layout of ponds, lakes and creeks proves to be a worthy test for the skilled golfer. Each hole offers a spectacular water view of water challenge, not to mention the abundance of native wildlife. Rustic ski lodge clubhouse offers a snack bar under new management.

Rockleigh County Golf Course (Red & White 18 holes, Blue 9 Holes)

15 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh, Clubhouse (201) 768-6353

Maintenance Day: Thursday, eighteen holes only.

The rolling hills and natural beauty of this facility provide a fitting test of golf at the base of the Palisade Mountain Range. The Red and White nines combine for a truly memorable 18 holes. Renovated in the summer of 2003 the course offers open fairways with just the right amount of difficult bunkers to challenge golfers of all skill levels. The stone clubhouse has a coffee shop, pro shop and lounge for before and after tee off.

Valley Brook Golf Course(18 holes)

15 River Vale Road, River Vale 201-664-5886

Maintenance Day: Monday (Nine holes only)

Acquired by the County of Bergen in 2006, this Bill Boswell design boasts superb playing conditions and tranquil beauty. Set amidst the banks of Pascack Brook the course offers unique golf experience for the county residents. Originally named for the brook that creates its western border, the course and clubhouse were renovated in 2001 and renamed Valley Brook Golf Club.

Designed to take advantage of the property’s rolling terrain and natural beauty. The result is a classic golf course with an impressive blend of gentle elevation changes and imaginative landscaping on every hole. Valley Brook is a true test of golf for players of all skill levels.

The property is highlighted by a handsome clubhouse that combines comfort and convenience with elegance and old-world charm. Nestled perfectly behind the 9th and 18th greens, the New England style clubhouse provides the ideal setting to cap off a round of golf.

Northern NJ Restaurants

Savings: When you check into a Secaucus hotel ask for a Coupon Book for Harmon Plaza and Outlets

Secaucus Area:

Houlihan’s – Harmon Meadow

Bonefish Grill- Seafood

Olive Garden- Italian

LaReggia Restaurant

Trillos A Restaurant- Italian

Red Lobster- Seafood

Cheeseburger Paradise

Chilis- Tex/Mex

Outback- Steakhouse

Barelli- Italian

Bazooka- Bar/Grill

Urban Plum- Italian

In Thyme Plaza Café- Sushi

Legends Diner- Continental

Lorenzo’s Restaurant- Italian

Linda Thai Kitchen- Thai

Meadowlands Area

Dragonfly Marina Bar & Grill

Giannas Restaurant- Italian

Terrace Bistro Restaurant- Italian

Grasshopper Also Bar & Restaurant- Steakhouse

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse- Steakhouse

Redds Restaurant- Bar/GrillAddress:

Northern NJ Shopping

Savings: When you check into a Secaucus hotel ask for a Coupon Book for Harmon Plaza & Outlets.

Savings: Stop by the Newport Malls information Desk for a Coupon Book

Jersey City: Newport Mall

North Bergen: Bergenline Ave (30th street up to 90th Street shopping)

Secaucus Area:

A.C. Moore

A.J. Wright

Andrew Marc


Art Gallery

Babies R Us

Banister Shoe Studio


Bob’s Discount Furniture

Bon Worth

Burlington Coat Factory

Calvin Klein

Casual Male XL

Century 21

Citi Casuals


Dress Barn

East West Bridals

Eileen Fisher


Harmon Cove Outlet Center

Juice Couture


L’eggs Hanes Bali/Playtex Express Factory Outlet

Lenox Factory Outlet

Marshall’s / HomeGoods

Marty’s Shoes

Motherhood Maternity


Perfume & Cosmetics Outlet

Perry Ellis

PetSmart & PetsHotel

Pier 1 Imports

Prato Men’s Wear Outlets

Raymour & Flannigan


Sam’s Club


Sports Authority


TJ Maxx

Tommy Hilfiger

Toys R Us

Verizon Wireless


Worth Retail

Zena Shoes

Even though we are seeing an increase in today’s economy many Companies and Individuals are still trying to maintain a budget. Northern NJ is a great option for travelers who want to save and are looking for a bargain. You can still enjoy NY without creating that hole in your pocket.


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