Category Archives: Across the River

In our Across the River series, #HipNJ introduces you to the most fab neighbors on the block. Join us as we clue you in on what’s hot in New York City and Philadelphia!

Jobu Media Group’s Silver Screen Sports Film Festival

Westchester’s Tarrytown Music Hall will be hosting the Silver Screen Sports Film Festival on Saturday April 14th featuring two  movie classics – Slap Shot and Rocky. Jobu Media Group unites its passion for sports and film to bring this great event to the public.

Slap Shot, a comedy film about a failing hockey team starring Paul Newman, has gained popularity since its release becoming widely regarded as a cult classic. Stars of the film who played the Hanson Brothers (Dave Hanson, Steve and Jeff Carlson) will be answering questions for attendees immediately following the screening of the film.

Classic sports drama film Rocky, based on the life of fictional boxer Rocky Balboa and starring Sylvester Stallone, will be the featured film of the festival. Burt Young who played the character Paulie will provide the follow-up question and answer session immediately after the movie’s conclusion.

Proceeds of the film festival will go to the Food Bank for Westchester. The food bank collaborates with over 300 community partners to be the largest provider of nutrition to the soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in the county. The goal of the festival is to surpass their $15,000 goal.

The night’s line-up is as follows:

1st Film- Slap Shot

Film: 12:30-2:35 pm

Q and A with Hanson Brothers: 2:35- 3:05 pm

VIP Session: 3:05-3:50 pm

2nd Film- Rocky

Film rocky-7:45 – 9:45 pm

Q and A with Burt Young: 9:45-10:15 pm

VIP: 10:15-11 pm

To purchase tickets, visit the Tarrytown Music Hall website or call 877-840-0457. Optional donations for the Food Bank for Westchester can be made at the time of ticket purchase.

Make sure you keep checking #HipNJ for more great events.

New York Yankees Home Opener to Unveil Stadium’s New Dining Menu

In celebration of the upcoming baseball season and the New York Yankees home opener on Monday, April 2nd against the Tampa Bay Rays, #HipNJ is featuring the new menu offerings available to all fans at Yankee Stadium! In addition to improving creative ballpark favorites, the stadium continues to provide numerous social gathering spaces on all levels of the stadium for mingling and enjoying a few drinks.

Unique food and beverage options are developed for the purpose of enhancing the fan experience. Some interesting new options include Yankee Stadium Grand Slam Shakes, the vegan Beyond Sausage served on a pretzel roll from the Bareburger Stand, King’s Hawaiian Offerings featuring Kona BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends and Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Kalua Pork Nachos and much more!

Social gathering locations remain the focus of stadium coordinators who have ensured that there is at least one on every level of the stadium. These include the Toyota Terrace overlooking the Yankee bullpen, the Budweiser Party Deck and the Kids Clubhouse. The newest of these spaces is the Blue Point Bleacher Bar that will be the exclusive distributer of NY Pinstripe Pilsner. Blue Point Brewery’s latest master creation, the NY Pinstripe Pilsner combines lime aroma with a crisp taste and is brewed with the Yankee fan in mind.

Anyone can enjoy the new offerings at Yankee stadium thanks to the teams continued effort to supply value-priced tickets for fans hoping to enjoy a game. Pinstripe passes will be available for purchase for just $15 and includes entry for standing room only and one drink (yes this include beer for guests 21 and over). $10 Grandstand level tickets are also available.

Be sure to book your tickets and satisfy your spring baseball fix!  Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com 

Kingpins Show Presents: Trend

#HipNJ had the pleasure of attending Kingpins exclusive fashion presentation in NYC, Denim Trends, for their S/S 2019 season! The event featured an installation of garments using in-season fabrics, and we were nothing short of impressed at all the gorgeous looks we could find!


A view of the simultaneously gorgeous & edgy setup.

Boutique Bazaar: The spotlight on the Middle East that drove last season’s fascination with re-worked Arabic typefaces further evolves this season to drive a more sophisticated, sun-bleached desert-inspired summer story. Time-worn textiles marry with ultra-faded indigos, cementing this as the season’s true vintage denim theme. Explore authentic artisanal crafts and techniques including border prints, Islamic geometric, hand-loomed blanket stripes & tufted surfaces.”

Shirt: Aruind, Pants: Cazik

Summer Goth: The Noughties is the new era everyone is drawing inspiration from, due to the recent obsession with the near-nostalgia. Maligned subcultures of the decade collide: emo-heroes such as Marilyn Manson & trash-fashion icons Paris Hilton and Ed Hardy mix with Y2K race references to create a new susubversive anti-cool look. Tap into musical genres of the era, including nu-metal, goth and grunge to influence both styling, detail and surface. Punched and deconstructed denim is paired with bootlegged metal typefaces and patches, S&M gothic detailing and grunge-inspired destroyed plaids.”

Our favorite presentation we came upon (among the many!) was by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes.

Denim Dads: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more normal…Drawing inspiration from the mundane, this story evolves from the anti-fashion movement epitomized by norm core & athleisure. Taking elements of last season’s youth-driven sports-casual styling & mixing it with sensible apparel, Denim Dads encompasses a look that references suburban middle-aged dad style. This is a story all about wardrobe essentials: the regular 5-pocket jeans, the practical cagoule, the ugly sneaker, the blazer, and the basic tee.”

We definitely recommend perusing Kingpins’ website – you might find some inspiration!