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HipNJ’s Weekend Recap: August 17 – 19

Miss out on a fully packed weekend? #HipNJ has the scoop on what you missed. Keep reading to see what happened near you!

DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS WITH SPECIAL GUEST EDMAR CASTAÑEDA

DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS WITH SPECIAL GUEST EDMAR CASTAÑEDA – August 17

Django Festival All-Stars, who have ushered the music of legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt into the 21st century, revitalizing Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style (often referred to as “hot jazz”). The group’s repertoire combines unique interpretations of Reinhardt classics with original compositions. With a packed crowed, the group definetly didn’t disappoint! The group had fans dancing and singing along to the music.

LUXURY GARAGE SALE POP UP SHOP

LUXURY GARAGE SALE POP UP SHOP – August 17 – 19

With personalized service, Luxury Garage Sale is known for setting new benchmarks in luxury consignment. It offers shoppers a curated luxury shopping experience unparalleled in Westfield, New Jersey, and gives consignors a trusted avenue for re-selling their goods at fair market prices. Luxury Garage Sale’s personalized service included above-and-beyond offerings for women and men such as complimentary one-on-one personal styling consultations, industry-leading commissions and authentication guarantees.

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK – August 19

Red Bank’s walkable downtown district is home to an array of upscale restaurants and casual eateries that appeal to your palate. Explore picturesque Red Bank on the third Sunday of the month while enjoying food and/or beverage samples from over 20 participating restaurants, bars & eateries. Three hours of top tastings, which guests loved!

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK

10th Annual Deb Levy Soccer Tournament – August 18 – 19

7v7, short sided soccer games. This is the 10th year that Chemo Clothes has done the tournament. Raising over $65,000 for families in need from this tournament alone. The money goes directly to paying bills for families impacted by cancers of all kind. The event wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the volunteers, participants and the funding of the generous sponsors!

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney Trip Around The Sun Tour 2018 – August 18

The leader of No Shoes Nation was, in fact, wearing shoes Saturday night as he took the stage in front of a full Metlife Stadium crowd. Kenny Chesney rocked his signature look of a cowboy hat and boots with a tank top and blue jeans.

Before he took the stage, however, there were T-shirt canons and two video packages played on the big screen, the first of Chesney wearing a Steelers helmet and thanking the crowd for coming out and the second of celebrities and others saying welcome to the show.

With people having tailgated for hours, or days on the boats, the crowd was ready for the show and Metlife Stadium was ready for the crowd, too, with 16 ounce beers going for $14 apiece.

Stumpy’s 46 in Fairfield

“Stumpy says let’s bury the hatchet!”

After opening their first location in Eatontown in 2016, Stumpy’s Hatchet House has made quite a name for themselves.

They were the first ever indoor hatchet throwing range in the United States, and now they have new locations popping up all over. Most recently, the craze has come to Fairfield with Stumpy’s 46.

This location lets customers enjoy food and drinks while they practice their throws. It has been said that people can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to hit a target.

Since there is no perfected method for throwing a hatchet, you have two hours in your pit to decide how you want to toss it. Many regulars choose between the one-handed or the two-handed grip, but always follow Stumpy’s rules by throwing it overhand.

Stumpy’s is all about having fun! You can throw any type of celebration, from a Bachelorette party to your break up party…you name it, they applaud it! They will even hold an “Axe Your Ex” divorce party, which is pretty much promised to make you feel better. They also hold birthday parties and corporate events.

Even if throwing hatchets isn’t your thing, you can play Giant Jenga and Cornhole, watch Direct TV and enjoy their free Wifi.

Safety is extremely important. Before you start, you have to go through a brief training session which teaches you to always keep your eye on your ax and that no trick shots are allowed. You also have to be 21 or old to join in the fun!

With Stumpy’s being the big trend in New Jersey, spots fill up fast. So, we recommend you book your trip in advance.

Stumpy’s is open Wednesday through Sunday and will cost you $40 for a two-hour session. 

Fairfeild Location: 373 US-46 West, Suite D107 Fairfield, New Jersey

Click here for more information.

HIPNJ’S WEEKEND RECAP: JULY 20-22

This weekend New Jersey had a lot going on with a weekend full of events. #HipNJ has everything that you wish you went to. Keep reading to see what happened!

INFERNOS SUMMER CONCERT TOUR 2018

INFERNOS SUMMER CONCERT – JULY 20

Infernos Band is on tour in New Jersey this summer. The band is playing in multiple places throughout their tour in the NJ area. This past weekend the band played at Brookdale Park in Essex County. The crowed was on their feet with excitement and completely feeling the music!

BRING IT! LIVE

BRING IT! LIVE – JULY 20

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented BRING IT LIVE on Friday July 20! Fans of the Lifetime hit series Bring It! got a chance to be part of the action when Miss D and her Dancing Dolls returned to NJPAC. Bring It! captured all the energy of the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition. All of the fierce, original, high-octane performances that motivate and inspire fans and guests to follow there dreams and passions.

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL IN JERSEY CITY

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL IN JERSEY CITY – JULY 20 – 21

Water Lantern Festival, this past Friday, was an incredible experience where thousands of family, friends, and strangers celebrated life together. This water lantern festival brought together individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. At the Water Lantern Festival, they cherished these moments and did their best to help guests have a memorable experience.

JOHN CLEESE & MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

JOHN CLEESE & MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL – JULY 20

The Paramount Theater at The Asbury Park Boardwalk presented an evening with comedy legend John Cleese for an afternoon that filled the audience with a live and truly unforgettable night of hilarious entertainment. The event also featured a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

SHORE STARS SUMMER PROGRAM

SHORE STARS SUMMER PROGRAM – JULY 20

Students had the opportunity to journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.! Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture, and based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. was an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. The performance had kids loving and wanting to learn more about sea life!

LAURITA SUMMER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

LAURITA SUMMER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL – JULY 21

The Laurita Summer Food Truck Festival in New Egypt was a festival day of wine, relaxation, good vibes, great music and amazing food! There was fireworks on Saturday night around 9:00pm. Guests were able to socialize and meet new people and leave the festival with great new friends!

SUMMER IN THE STREET

SUMMER IN THE STREET – JULY 21

There was live entertainment from the area’s most exciting bands, activities and games for the kiddies, and a great variety of food and vendor crafts. Summer in the Street took place right in the middle of downtown Toms River on Washington Street and drew thousands of visitors in to enjoy a great day!