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Recap: NCAA Final Four Party at Jersey City’s Harborside Venue

The Harborside in Jersey City hosted a party for the finale of March Madness and #HipNJ has the scoop on all of the action.

On Saturday March 31st, the trendy venue broadcast the NCAA Final Four on 20-foot screens for attendees who are die-hard basketball fans. For more sports action, guests enjoyed fun games including beer pong, cornhole, giant chess in addition to music that played all night long!

The Lutze – Harborside’s waterfront biergarten – provided a full bar for the event. Popular food vendors included Piggyback Bar, Glazed & Confused, Cheezen, Canteen to Go, Pizza Vita, Chavas Empanadas, Salt and Seed, Incrediballs, and more.

Although March Madness has concluded, the Harborside in Jersey City regularly hosts great local events, like the upcoming JC Beer Fest on Saturday April 21st.

Be sure to keep coming back to HipNewJersey.com for more great events and coverage on trendy happenings around the state!

The Zaferon Grill Celebrates its First Anniversary!

The Zaferon Grill in Verona is celebrating its one-year anniversary with new menu additions, an open house and fun giveaways to thank their patrons for a great first year. The elegant restaurant has been a welcomed addition to the town’s dining scene. First-time restauranteur and owner, Soody Nelson, would like to pay the community back for their wholehearted support.

The bistro features refined Mediterranean-American cuisine with a hint of Persian influence to reflect Nelson’s personal heritage and culture. Dinner and weekend brunch is made from quality ingredients utilizing wild-caught fish and organic meats, poultry and produce for the best possible quality food experience.

In addition to food preparation, Nelson focuses on the dining space as an integral part of the experience. Applying a neutral color palate to the backdrop of the restaurant soothes guests and highlights the vibrant photo murals containing Saffron Crocus flowers, the namesake of the Zaferon Grill and producer of the signature spice in Persian cuisine – saffron.

There will be a yummy anniversary offer for guests patronizing the restaurant between Friday, April 13th and Wednesday, April 18th. Guest who purchase an entrée have their choice of a free dessert including Lime Tart, Dulce De Leche, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Crème Brulee or the day’s Gelato and Sorbet.

New menu additions from Executive Chef Luis Andres Ramirez Villarroel include special tapas offerings available Tuesday – Thursday, a Thursday ‘Guy’s Night’ for steak specials and more seafood options. And don’t forget their beloved weekend brunch that includes breakfast options like Challah French toast, Farmer’s Market Frittata and much more!

The open house and anniversary party will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, complimentary cocktails, special desserts, giveaways and delicious treats from the menu. Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan and Director of Administration & Economic Development Steven J. Neale will be in attendance to support Nelson on her successful first year.

If you haven’t visited the Zaferon Grill yet, this is the perfect opportunity to experience what everyone has been raving about. Be sure to join #HipNJ in supporting this fun week of celebration and sophisticated cuisine!

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.