the magic garden

The Magic Garden Returns!

The Magic Garden was a live-action children’s television program that aired Mondays through Thursdays from March 6, 1972, to September 14, 1984.

The main characters and hosts of the show, Carole and Paula, sing several songs throughout each episode usually with Paulas guitar. This entire series takes place in their Magic Garden!

After 70 years the show has decided to come back with 4 episodes that haven’t aired since 1984. These episodes are available for people to watch on PIX11’s, Amazon, Roku, Fire, and Android TV. These episodes were released on Saturday June 16th.

Tune in to re-live your childhood television!

Recap June 15-17

Weekend Recap: June 15-17

Good thing you’re checking out #HipNJ today, because we have everything you missed over the weekend!

skimmer fest

Skimmer Festival June 16

The festival included 300 vendors, food court, live music, amusement rides and children’s activities. This festival’s name originally came from the turn-of-the-century straw hats also known as boater hats that gentlemen often wore during the summer months. The festival sold a variety of home goods, clothing, fishing gear, children’s toys, pottery and artwork.

Precious little ladies

Family Empowerment Fair June 16

Saturdays Precious Little Ladies event for family empowerment gave families practical knowledge on how to defend themselves when walking to their car late at night. Families also learned tips on how to protect their children from predators and help kids protect themselves. Families were also informed on protecting themselves on social media. And, of course, were able to shop with local vendors, face painting, and able to listen to live music!

beer and food festival

New Jersey Beer & Food Festival June 16

This ultimate beer lover’s weekend had brewed up barrels of fun and entertainment. People were able to try 200+ different craft and specialty brews, along with all you can eat delicious BBQ! Included pulled pork, homemade sausage, spit-roasted Berkshire pork and more! People could also take hot air balloon rides along with live entertainment and unique outdoor games!

princess bride

The Princess Bride June 16

This event was an inconceivable evening with Cary Elwes. Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author.


Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show June 17

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented a comedy sensation! Earthquake returned with his riotous Father’s Day Celebration, this year featured special guest stars Lil Duval, Karlous Miller, Chico Bean, DC Young Fly, and DeRay Davis. The show had people falling over from laughter!

Sports Betting Hits New Jersey

Sports Betting Hits New Jersey

Until now, sports betting has been illegal to the public. The only place people could bet on sports were illegal bookies in Las Vegas.

Recently, Gov. Phill Murphy signed off on sports betting on Monday, June 12, 2018. People from New Jersey can now participate in sports betting in selected racetracks and in casinos! New Jersey will officially be the second LEGAL state to allow sports betting.

Allowing sports betting to be available in New Jersey can be very beneficial to people all over. It will create around 50 to 120 new job opportunities in one town alone!

To learn more about sports betting entering New Jersey click here!

Please remember to gave responsibly.

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