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WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 29 - JULY 1

WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 29 – JULY 1

Miss what happened over the weekend? #HipNJ has all the hot events that you missed in our weekend recap!

2018 STATE FAIR MEADOWLANDS

2018 STATE FAIR MEADOWLANDS JUNE 29 – JULY 1

State Fair Meadowlands featured a bonanza of scrumptious food from over 50 vendors across the country. The Fairgrounds also featured heart-pounding rides and the largest Kiddy Land in N.J., as well as the area’s only Sky Ride. Fairgoers were also able to experience a wide variety of attractions from having their face painted, to posing for a cartoon caricature or discovering shopping spots including jewelry, spa relaxation, sunglasses, body art, LED apparel, clothing for all ages and much more!

DAER NIGHTCLUB GRAND OPENING

DAER NIGHTCLUB GRAND OPENING JUNE 29 & 30

The new nightclub Dear opened this weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City NJ. The entertainment that was featured had the crowd dancing nonstop, while also enjoying delicious drinks.

SUNSET SATURDAY NIGHT

SUNSET SATURDAY NIGHT JUNE 30

A 4th of July Weekend Special EventSunset Saturday hosted ‘Kirill Takes Was Over Here at The Shore” with music by PS1 and Jaetnro. The event had people on their feet all night while enjoying drinks from the bar!

SHARKFEST

SHARKFEST JUNE 30

SharkFest was a shark-themed family fun festival for kids and kids at heart. The event brought dozens of interesting crafts and marine life themed vendors, snacks, & live music to the Waterfront Promenade at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Marina.

JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS

JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS JUNE 30

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo in a live performance of his Tony-nominated hit, Latin History for Morons. The show had the crowd on their feet by the end with pure entertainment in their eyes.

JP CLASSICS POOL PARTY

JP CLASSICS POOL PARTY JULY 1

Euro Ent Presented Independence Day Weekend JP Classics Pool Party! Guests were able to attend while relaxing in the pool on the hot day or mingling and drinking with people around. Entertainment was also available for people to dance around or enjoy games!

FOREVER IN YOUR MIND – THE EUPHORIC EXPERIENCE TOUR

FOREVER IN YOUR MIND – THE EUPHORIC EXPERIENCE TOUR JULY 1

Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge came back with their new EP, Euphoric. The new EP showcased a more mature sound and experimental beat while still honoring their signature sound.

They’ve spent the last two years selling out concerts across the country and seeing their social media profile soar. The boys continued their musical journey at iPlay America where they got to preform in front of thousands of guests.

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT MARINE PARK IN RED BANK

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT MARINE PARK IN RED BANK JULY 1

Guests were able to go to Marine Park in Red Bank New Jersey to listen to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra! They were also able to lay out underneath the night sky and gaze at the stars. Some people even said they heard sounds from other planets!

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!

HIP NJ’S WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 8-10

Miss out on a full event weekend in New Jersey? Thats ok because #HipNJ has got you covered on what you missed this weekend!

Tony Award Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Receives Special Tony Award June 10

Bruce Springsteen made a rare television appearance Sunday night to perform during the 72nd annual ceremony where he was given a Special Tony Award for his ongoing engagement Springsteen on Broadway, which has had a sold-out run. Fellow icon Billy Joel took the stage to give him the award.

Lighthouse international film festival

Lighthouse International Film Festival June 8-10

The Lighthouse Film Festival hit Long Beach Island, NJ this weekend! This years film festival featured shorts, documentaries and family films, as well as panel discussions with leading film industry professionals, and featured films. The festival celebrates four days of new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island’s historic Barnegat Lighthouse.

OMIRI and Brigada Víctor Jara

OMIRI and Brigada Víctor Jara World Music June 8

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented an evening of traditional and cutting-edge Portuguese folk music, featuring a double-bill of that country’s most exciting musical acts: the venerable folk ensemble Brigada Víctor Jara, and OMIRI, a cutting-edge project that mixed rural traditions with today’s urban culture.

West Side Eats

West Side Eats June 9-10

More than 20 eateries were able to set up shop on the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 and offer a sampling of the local fare. Guests were able to hear live music and enjoy the waterfront while eating and drinking al fresco from popular Hell’s Kitchen haunts.

POUR INTO SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival June 9-10

The Pour Into Summer Wine festival was back for their 7th year, and was held at a new location, Veterans Bicenteninal Park in Beach Haven. Festival goers were able to relax while enjoying the sampling and purchasing of 200 refreshing NJ wines, live music, shop artisan crafters works, as well as eat some of the delicious foods served up by local restaurants.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Strawberry Festival June 9-10

Strawberry Festival Weekend was filled with activities, attractions, vendors, food, and lots of family fun. People that attended were able to pick as many strawberries as they wanted and have fun in their brand new activities area!

World Dog Expo 2018 June 9-10

This spectacular event celebrated dogs everywhere on a large–scale, cutting-edge multimedia format. With multiple stages, attendees were able to enjoy caliber events. The World Dog Experience provided opportunities for dogs and their human parents to participate together in sports, education, training and other bonding experiences. The show worked to promote dog rescue, fostering, and adoption!

WILDWOOD BEER FEST

Wildwood Beer Fest June 9

The beer tasting event celebrated the art of locally brewed craft beer. Guests were able to access 100+ brewed beers, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food, craft vendors and special exhibits!

7TH ANNUAL TRICKY TRAY “ONE NIGHT ON BROADWAY”

7th Annual Tricky Tray “One Night On Broadway” June 9

The fundraising event featured over 200 baskets of fabulous prizes including smart TVs, designer bags, vacation getaways and much more. Guests were able to try out their luck on the electronic wheel, designer pocketbook game, gift card apron, calendar board and other fun games!