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Memorial Day Weekend in NJ

By Kenneth Barilari

Memorial Day Weekend has arrived! Still not sure how you’re going to celebrate? #HipNJ has got you covered. Here is a list of some fun weekend activities throughout New Jersey.

What: Bradley Beach Memorial Day Parade and Fair 

When: May 27-29

Where: Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach

What: Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

When: May 27-29

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport 

What: Garden State Comic Fest: Great Adventure Edition

When: May 27

Where: Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
What: St. Anthony’s Greek Festival

When: May 25-28

Where: Greek Orthodox Church St. Anthony, Vineland
What: Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market

When: May 27

Where: Pacific Avenue, Wildwood
What: Woodland Park’s Memorial Day Street Fair

When: May 29

Where: McBride Avenue, Woodland Park
What: New Jersey Renaissance Faire

When: May 27-28

Where: Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown
What: 2017 Trenton Pork Roll Festival

When: May 27th

Where: Downtown Trenton

 We hope you have a memorable and relaxing weekend!

Michael Napolitano on Preschool of Rock

Michael Napolitano, founder and director of Preschool of Rock, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss his experience working with the Blue Man Group.

“Blue Man was a wonderful experience for me,” Napolitano says. He worked with the founders of the company to develop new content for the show! 

“Whatever the mad geniuses wanted to bring out there, we had to make it happen,” he says. This involved creative production, and many interesting instruments.

“I used to tune the tubes and create instruments with amazing technical developers,” he recalls. This concept has transferred to Preschool of Rock in the form of a focus on drumming. “For toddlers, it’s hard to make chords on a guitar, but you can whack on a drum,” he says.

To learn more about Preschool of Rock, click here.

Michael and the Rockness Monsters

#HipNJ rocked out on Facebook Live with Michael Napolitano of Michael and the Rockness Monsters! This award-winning group is an interactive, super galactic, funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families! 

Currently, the group is promoting their second album, “Funny Faces”.  Additionally, they are celebrating their single “Elevator Song” which had a huge success on SiriusXM!

We also discussed their exciting pre-Mother’s Day event happening TOMORROW at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken! You can purchase tickets here.

Michael and the Rockness Monsters

View Lisa Marie Latino‘s interview on our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/HipNewJersey) to enter to win a signed album and visit MichaelAndTheRocknessMonsters.com for new music, concert dates and more!