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Jen Tripucka on Hobokengirl.com

Jen Tripucka, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hobokengirl.com, visited Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss her inspiration for creating the site.

On New Year’s five years ago, Tripucka decided that she wanted to explore her city. “There’s no place to go where you can find out all the fun things to do in Hoboken,” she said. To remedy this problem, “[she] decided to start writing about it.”

Furthermore, what started out as a personal journey for herself became lifestyle website with 20 contributors! “Over five years, it grew a ton,” she recalled.

In addition, businesses began reaching out to be featured as the site grew! Not only this, but Tripuka’s increased success inspired her to begin work on Montclairgirl.com and Asburygirl.com!

Even further, readers began to go to Tripuka for advice on ways to improve their community.  In response to this, Tripucka started Hoboken Girl Helps, a new volunteering program for Hudson County residents!

To learn more, click here.

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!

Comedian Vic DiBitetto visits the #HipNJ Studio

Comedian Vic DiBitetto visited Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss his rise to comedic success.

The Manalapan resident recalls doing a video called “Bread & Milk,” which went viral on social media and jump-started his comedic career. “I did it on my own,” he says. “I took something that millennials use and used it to get my following.”

What’s next for this NJ native? “I’m booked into 2018,” he states. He is headlining clubs and theaters, and is currently in two independent films. In fact, he will be at NJPAC January 26-27, 2018. Tickets can be purchased here.

“I get paid to make people laugh,” he says. “I am enjoying the fruits of my labor.”

To learn more about Vic DiBitetto, click here.