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!

OZY FEST

Ozy Fest 2018

OZY FEST

This July, Ozy fest 2018 is coming to Central Park in NYC!  Ozy Fest features today’s hottest music, laugh out loud comedy, global business leaders, best selling authors, cultural influencers, and award winning chefs who are ahead of their time and worthy of yours.

The New York Times describes it as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” and CNBC as “New York’s answer to SXSW.” Furthermore, Townsquare says, “Join the conversation. Hear from leading politicians, best-selling authors and outspoken activists as they debate some of the most profound challenges of our time, and predict where the world is headed.”

On Saturday, July 21st, doors open at 11a.m. and the show runs until 10p.m. The lineup includes: Young the Giant, Common, Hillary Clinton, Laurene Powell Jobs, Hasan Minhaj, Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson, Salman Rushdie, Alex Rodriguez, Tony Gonzalez, Roxane Gay, Tim Brown, Tom Perez, Steven Pinker, Rep. Mark Sanford, Rose McGowan, Isaac Mizrahi, Christian Siriano, Grover Norquist, Ruth Zukerman, Robert Herjavec.

On Sunday, July 22nd, doors also open at 11a.m. The show runs until 6p.m. The lineup includes: Passion Pit, Grouplove, Chelsea Handler, Michelle Wolf, Malcolm Gladwell, Laverne Cox, Jemele Hill. In addition, Roy Choi, Sanaa Lathan, Tom Steyer, Scott Rogowsky, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be in attendance.

OZY FEST is something you experience — not something you just attend,” the Ozy Fest organizer says. “Experience show stopping performances from your favorite musicians and comedians. Taste global cuisines curated by celebrity chefs.”

The event takes place on July 21 and July 22. Doors open at 11 a.m. on both days, and consist of back to back entertainment.

Click here to get your tickets and secure your spot!

NYC PRIDE

Weekend Recap: June 22-24

Too busy to attend some great events over the weekend? That’s ok because #HipNJ has the weekend recap scoop on what you missed!

NYC pride

NYC PRIDE PARADE JUNE 24

The Parade is a celebration of the lives associated with the LGBTQ+ community. This year, grand marshals included Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford, and Kenita Placide, who made this years NYC Pride Parade one to remember. The theme of this year’s Pride Parade was “Defiantly Different.” There was also a total of 80 floats and tens of thousands of marchers there supporting the community.

BRADLEY BEACH LOBSTERFEST JUNE 23-24

The Bradly Beach Lobsterfest was a free event which had six bands and an emcee as well a DJ. After dancing and singing people could  enjoy a nice cold beverage from one of the 180 craft and specialty beer vendors. A large beer and wine garden was also available. For the children’s activities, there were water slides, rides, face painters and sand art activities.

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND JUNE 23

New Jersey‘s finest wineries were back for a weekend of elegant wine tasting! Some of the area’s best chocolatiers and dessert vendors also joined the event for the sweet tooth lovers. This year an indoor “Chocolate Lounge” and dessert area was incorporated into the event, and was expanded throughout the Grandstand  so there would be easier navigation.

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL JUNE 23 – 24

The Annual Brighton Park Food Truck Festival was at The Claridge this year, a Radisson Hotel. People could enjoy the start of the summer with food trucks, beer & bands! Guests were able to sample a range of culinary dishes from American comfort food to seafood, barbecue, desserts, and more from the area’s top food trucks!

SOMERVILLE CRAFT BEER FEST 2018

SOMERVILLE CRAFT BEER FEST 2018 JUNE 23 – 24

The Summerville Craft Beer Festival allowed guests to come from all over and try beer from N.J.’s top brewers. There was live music throughout the festival while separate activities occurred. There were sip and paint classes, dunk tank for charity and this years first giant beer pong tournament!

BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY BEER FESTIVAL

BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY BEER FESTIVAL JUNE 23

Adults were able to sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State. Guests that attended the Beer Festival were able to tour the Battleship, rock to music from the Cabin Dogs and enjoy some great pub food! The General Session went from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, guests got a VIP option which allowed guests to attend at 12 p.m. VIP guests were also able to sample some special brews and meet the breweries.

32ND ANNUAL RED WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

32ND ANNUAL RED WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL JUNE 24

The 32nd Annual Red White & Blueberry festival featured live music, kiddie rides, a huge classic car show, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, and jugglers. The event also featured all blueberry type foods such as pie, muffins, fresh berries, lemonade and even a blueberry pie eating contest. Furthermore, the blueberry themed food seems fitting as it was held in blueberry capital of the world!

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.

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