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#HipNJ’s Weekend Report: July 28th-30th

Where did you spend this surprisingly sunny weekend? If you were off the grid for the last three days, #HipNJ has got you covered on the hottest happenings around the #GardenState! 

  1. Liberty Science Center (LSC) After Dark: Barbecue- Jersey City, NJ  

Thought the Liberty Science Center was only fun for kids? Think again! This weekend, #HipNJ attended LSC After Dark’s Electric Barbecue event that was chock full of yummy food and fun drinks! LSC After Dark teamed up with Midnight Market Jersey City to bring over 20 vendors to the event.  $5 tapas-style plates were served including guac tacos from The Gauc Spot, gourmet meatballs from Hanna’s Meatballs, and grilled pineapple from Susanna Foods! LSC didn’t forget the drinks though- a #HipNJ fave, Frosé, was served to all those in attendance. 

 

It’s a beautiful morning. Join us for the 50th @betfairusa Haskell Invitational! Gates open at 10am! #WinAndYoureIN @breederscup

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2. 50th Annual Haskell Horse Race- Momouth, NJ 

This Sunday, the #GardenState went off to the races in Monmouth County! Hundreds of New Jersey residents flocked to Monmouth Park to watch the 50th annual Haskell Horse Race.  Those in attendance were able to place bets, spend time at the bar and enjoy a day full of good company! 

 

Burger with a view.  Tag a friend who is definitely hungry right now! 2 Second St Jersey City | 800 Jackson St Hoboken

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3.  Taphaus Jersey City- Jersey City, NJ  

After our trip to the Liberty Science Center, #HipNJ visited Taphaus in #JerseyCity! We instantly fell in love with the restaurant’s industrial modern vibe.  The experience got even better from there, thanks to our lovely server Catherine, some of the most divine veggie burgers and truffle fries in town, and our window seat overlooking the best cityscape in the world! #TaphausJC is a must visit the next time you are in the area! 

 

Too spectacular to describe! #balloons #balloonfestival #nj #colorful #sunnyday #sundays #njballoonfestival

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4. 35th Annual QuickCheck New Jersey Festival of Ballooning- Readington, NJ 

This weekend was also host to the 35th Annual QuickCheck New Jersey Festival of Ballooning!  Readington, NJ was host to the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America! Attendees were able to take hot air balloon rides, enjoy a wide selection of good food and drink,  and see multiple live performances.  Not only this, but the event featured many other forms of entertainment, including a fireworks show! 

5.  Peach Harvest Festival- Chester, NJ 

Chester gave a #peachy twist to the weekend by kicking off the Peach Harvest Festival! The festival was a celebration of everything peach, from homemade peach ice cream, peach pie and peach picking! The fun didn’t stop there- there were pony rides, a moon bounce and lots more family fun! If you missed it this weekend, don’t worry!  The festival will continue until August 13th

 

Coming soon to @flyingfishbrew #jerseyjuice #ipa being canned as we speak (Post). #jerseybeer #njbrewery

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6.  Walk Around Beer Tasting Party- Toms River, NJ

Toms River spiced up the weekend with a Walk Around Beer Tasting Party! 30 different beers of many styles were available for tasting and purchasing! The event also featured lite bites to curb your appetite! 


7.  Wine and Wings Festival- Hamburg, NJ 

Sussex County mixed high class and casual this weekend by hosting a Wine and Wings Festival! Attendees were able to taste wine from 3 wineries, Cava Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, and Villari Vineyards!   Event goers were able to sip on fine wine while enjoying live entertainment and food trucks! 


8.  Summer Antiques Festival- Morris Township, NJ 

On July 30th, the William G. Mennen Sports Arena hosted the Summer Antiques Expo.  There were fifty-plus dealers in attendance of the event! Event goers were able to shop an eclectic mix of items with everything rom county Americana to jewelry and collectible porcelain! 

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#HipNJ’s Weekend Report: July 14th-16th

This weekend was a busy one for #NJ! If you were too busy having fun, #HipNJ has got you covered with the hottest happenings in the Garden State over the past three days!  

 

A little late, but last night was lit💥

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White Meadow Lake Festival Days: Rockaway, NJ

Last Friday, White Meadow Lake Country Club hosted White Meadow Lake Festival Days! Participants were able to participate in a volleyball tournament, go on a scavenger hunt and try their hand in sand castle building! This exciting day filled with good food and family fun ended with a fireworks show.

Boogie Board Races: Wildwood, NJ

This Saturday marked Wildwood’s annual Boogie Boarding Contest! Boys and girls ages 5-17 were given the opportunity to showcase their boogie boarding skills at 15th Avenue Beach in North Wildwood. Prizes were awarded for Most Creative and Longest and Best Overall Ride in each age category.

Summer in the Street: Toms River, NJ

This Saturday was an exciting day for downtown Toms River, as the town hosted Summer in the Street! This event included everything from live entertainment to crafts and food to loads of family fun!

Foodie Nightlife Experience: Jersey City, NJ 

This Saturday and Sunday, Jersey City hosted over 20 yummy food vendors from NYC and NJ at the Harborside Financial Center Platform! Not only were attendees given a wide selection of bites and brews, all produce was priced at five dollars or less!

 

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Freedom Fest State Fair: Allentown, NJ

This weekend also was home to the Freedom Fest State Fair in Allentown, NJ! This fair is the largest in Central Jersey and gives visitors to enjoy New Jersey heritage while providing endless entertainment. From tasty food to fun rides and games, the whole family was sure to be entertained!

 

#Hypothermia, nailing it for 30 years… #nottoocoldtorockandroll #BlackPotatoeMusicFest21 – photos: John Bohnel

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Black Potato Music Festival

On the music front, this weekend also marked the 21st annual Black Potato Music Festival. The festival gave visitors a unique musical experience by mixing rock and jazz classics with new emerging artists and sounds!

Belmar Movies on the Beach: Belmar, NJ

This weekend marked another movie night on the beach for 8th Ave in Belmar, NJ! This weekend, the featured movie was Rogue One. If you missed out this weekend, you can watch a movie with your toes on the sand every Saturday until September 9th!