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JERSEY CITY WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL

Hip New Jersey attended the One World Water Lantern Festival at Liberty State Park, Jersey City on July 20th. The festival brought people together to decorate and launch their lanterns as well as enjoy food, and music.

The festival had a full day of events and fun for all in attendance! With plenty of games, live performances from local bands and food trucks, there was something for everyone. There were also local vendors at the event for people to shop at.

In addition, guests were able to decorate and customize their lanterns however they wanted. Guests could see different designs  ranging from dedications to family, friends and loved ones to patterns resembling the lanterns from Tangled and so much more! Then came the launching of the lanterns into the water for a magnificent display, lighting up the water between New York and New Jersey.

Despite one of the  dates being postponed, the festival overall enjoyed huge success. Over 3,000 people were in attendance. People said the festival is beautiful with all the lanterns in the water and how unique the event truly is. The lanterns were made with wood and rice paper, making the festival environmentally friendly. The staff also makes sure to clean up all the lanterns after the festival is over.

The purpose of this event is to bring people together and promote peace and love among all of them. Furthermore, it was a time to celebrate hope, healing and happiness through the different experiences of everyone involved.

For more information on this event and others like it across the country, click here!

The Water Lantern Festival in Jersey City

The Water Lantern Festival, presented by One World, is coming to Jersey City! This event is an incredible experience where you, your friends, and family will create a magical memory of life. It’s a time where strangers can come together, show love one another, and heal themselves.

This festival is the only one in the United States that combines the magic of friends, family, and great food with a beautiful array of twinkling lanterns on the waterfront. The purpose of this experience is to bring together individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to:

Experience Happiness
Discover Love
Bring Healing to The Soul
Enjoy Peace and Unity
Increase Hope and Faith Connect with others

There is something to do for everyone at this beautiful event. You can enjoy various local food trucks, relax while listening to music, check out the local vendors, decorate lanterns, or even play a game of corn hole with your pals.

As the sun begins to set in the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine as the lanterns are launched onto the water. Watch your unique lantern drift on the water as it joins other lanterns. This is when you can reflect on your life, share your dreams, and feel the peace of all those around you as you enjoy the reflection of the lanterns on the water.

The Water Lantern Festival is a for-profit event. One World partners with local charities and non-profit organizations surrounding Jersey City. This year they partnered up with the Liberty Humane Society, who will receive a portion of the proceeds made.

The event in Jersey City will be on Friday, July 20th, and Saturday, July 21st.
-Gates open at 4 p.m.
-Held at:
Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City, NJ 07305)

For more information, please visit:

http://www.waterlanternfestival.com/index.php

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Menus for the Mind with Will Reeve

This Giving Tuesday we wanted to highlight a lovely event from November at P.G. Chambers School – the Menus for the Mind Luncheon! 

At the Fall Luncheon, guests were able to see for themselves how all the children at P.G. Chambers School gain confidence, independence, and develop their own unique voices. A parent who spoke at the luncheon, Cindy Labar, said about her daughter Hannah: ” At times, Hannah even spoke like a typical 11 year old girl with some sass and attitude.” Cindy cited seeing enormous growth with Hannah, confident she is in the right school to help her accomplish all that she can!

Will Reeve (a former guest of #HipNJ) was a guest speaker and spoke about how the PGCS mission resonates with his mission at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. He said, “Who you are, in your soul, your heart, and your mind can never be touched.”

The day was an incredible success, and #HipNJ is overjoyed that there are establishments such as PGCS out there benefitting young
people the way they are!