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#TBT NBC 4 New York & New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo at Metlife Stadium

This summer, New York Giants fans and “hip”- New Jerseyians alike flocked to the Metlife Health and Fitness Expo at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford. The event was hosted by NBC 4’s Bruce Beck and Giants punter (and #HipNJ guest!) Steve Weatherford

There was no shortage of things to do, including the “5k Run of Champions”, Zumba Zone, meet-and-greets with Giants greats, and more!

#HipNJ’s Enzo Domingo was on the beat on this glorious July weekend.  Enzo spoke with Kristin Givonedirector of channel marketing for Quest Diagnostics and the woman behind the cause.  Quest Diagnostics is a proud partner in health with the Giants, and all parties thought it would be beneficial to engage fans in a fun wellness outing.  Certified fitness trainer Kenneth Moskowitz echoed his pleasure for the day’s objective- to teach people how to live a happier, healthier lives.

One tent that was popular with attendees was Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) tent.  Volunteer Jimmy explained its appeal; that it was a great way for adults and children to workout together.

We’ll see you at Metlife Stadium next summer for Round 2!

#TBT: SoPAC Saves The Day – Superhero Camp

Fun for kids & families – it’s time to get funky!

The South Orange Performing Arts Center has saved the day yet again! #HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia got to meet all superheros under one roof as SoPAC host’s a mini superhero camp for little ones.

Director of External Relations, Dee Billia explains to #HipNJ the SoPac Celebratory Gala consists of #Kidville’s superhero workshop where they dress up & create masks of their favorite hero, and a #BobbyBeetcut performance – FREE for the community!

Gina was ‘super’ lucky to chat with professional musician, & empowerment enthusiast, Bobby Beetcut as he explains how to take on the world through his great tunes.

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Free events for families, you can’t beat that! For more information about more events at SoPAC please visit

Yappy Hour

Your four-legged companion can get a taste of the #HipNJ good life, thanks to the Bernards Inn‘s fabulous Yappy Hours!

The legendary Bernardsville haunt plays host to these pet-friendly events each Monday over the summer.  It’s a fantastic way to bond with other dog lovers and their adorable canines!

#HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia chatted with Dave Riley, Food & Beverage Director of the Bernards Inn, about how this night came together.

“So many places in the summer are dog friendly, so we wanted to give owners around here a place where their dogs are welcome,” explained Dave.

Dave lays out the best for these cute pups; they are treated to food, water, and the freedom to make new puppy friends!

“Yappy Hour is really nice way to gather with friends and their dogs, and have a good time,”  said West Orange resident, Guy Beardslee.

For information on Yappy Hour, please visit the Bernards Inn website.