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Things To Do In Bergen County On Sunday

By Kenneth Barilari

If you live in Bergen County, you know the struggle of finding something to do on Sunday. Thanks to the Blue Laws, laws designed to prohibit certain types of commercial activities on Sundays, many places are closed. So, #HipNJ has decided to put together a list of things for you Bergen County folks to do on a Sunday.

1. Visit Overpeck County Park (Leonia)
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2. Paint your own ceramics at Color Me Mine (Ridgewood, NJ)
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3. Visit Medieval Times (Lyndhurst)
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4. Go rock climbing at High Exposure Rock Climbing, Ninja Warrior & Parkour (Northvale)
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5. See a movie at Garden State Plaza (Paramus)
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6. Eat at White Manna Hamburgers, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Hackensack)
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7. Get some ice cream at Kilwins (Ridgewood)
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8. Go for a hike at Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah)
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9. Visit the Bergen County Zoo (Paramus)
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10. Relax at The Fountain Spa (Ramsey)

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11. Go bowling at Holiday Bowl (Oakland)
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12. Go ice skating at the Ice House (Hackensack)
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13. Play a round of Monster Mini Golf (Paramus)
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14. Go horseback riding at the Saddle Ridge Riding Center (Franklin Lakes)
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15. Go to the Farmer’s Market (Fort Lee)
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16. Stay home and watch some Netflix
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We hope this list helps make your Sundays a little more exciting. Enjoy!

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Taylor Swift Crashes New Jersey Wedding

By Kenneth Barilari

A New Jersey couple got the surprise of a lifetime at their wedding on Saturday.

Taylor Swift surprised newlyweds Max Singer and Kenya Smith by showing up to their wedding and serenading them with an acoustic version of her hit song “Blank Space.”

Max’s sister Ali had contacted Swift months back asking the singer if she would attend the wedding. The idea came after the passing of her and Max’s mother. Max and Kenya held a private ceremony in his mother’s hospital room so she could be present for his wedding. “Blank Space” was the soundtrack to their mother-son dance.

The wedding took place at Brant Beach Yacht Club in Ship Bottom, New Jersey.

Guests have taken to Twitter and Facebook to post videos of the superstar performing at the reception.


Swift took time to pose for photographs with the bride and groom, as well as their families.


The singer even posted some of the photos on her official Instagram page.

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A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Congratulations Max and Kenya!!

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on


Swift gave the couple a personalized card with her lyrics “So it’s gonna be forever,” written in watercolors and the wedding date underneath. Surrounding the lyrics is a floral circle, with the names of the bride and groom on each side.


The wedding’s DJ Mike Klebacher took to Facebook to share his feelings about the singer’s attendance. “I’m so happy for our wedding couple, and am enamored for Taylor doing this for such a great reason. Wow!” he said.

Brant Beach Yacht Club shared on Facebook, “We always knew BBYC weddings were special.” They then congratulated the newlyweds.

Thanks to Taylor, this couple’s special day became even more magical. It’s a love story, and Taylor Swift just said yes.

Summer Concerts in New Jersey

By Kenneth Barilari

#HipNJ has compiled a comprehensive list of concerts taking place in New Jersey this summer, from June to August. A wide variety of artists from different genres will be performing throughout Jersey, so take a look below and start planning your night of music, whether it be family night, date night, or a night out with friends!

June

selena
Who: Selena Gomez
When: June 2
Where: Prudential Center

 

luke bryan
Who: Luke Bryan
When: June 3
Where: Boardwalk Hall

 

lynyrd
Who:
Lynyrd Skynyrd
When: June 4
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

dave
Who: Dave Matthews Band
When: June 7
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

dixie
Who: Dixie Chicks
When: June 8
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

b52s
Who: The B-52’s
When: June 10
Where: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

 

twenty
Who: Twenty One Pilots
When: June 11
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

aretha Who: Aretha Franklin
When: June 16
Where: NJPAC

 

toby
Who: Toby Keith
When: June 18
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

indigo
Who: Indigo Girls
When: June 20
Where: Ocean City Music Pier

 

kidz
Who: Kidz Bop Kids
When: June 24
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center

 

journey
Who: Journey
When: June 25
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

haley
Who: Haley Reinhart
When: June 26
Where: House of Independents

 

sting

Who: Sting
When: June 26
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

 

dolly
Who: Dolly Parton
When: June 26
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

celtic
Who: Celtic Women
When: June 30
Where: NJPAC

 

July

weezer2

 

Who: Weezer and Panic! At The Disco
When: July 2
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

phillip
Who: Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson
When: July 2
Where: Stone Pony Summerstage

 

 

tim
Who: Tim McGraw
When: July 4
Where: Wildwood Beach

 

 

justin
Who: Justin Bieber
When: July 9
Where: Prudential Center

 

 

pat
Who: Pat Benatar
When: July 9
Where: Tropicana Casino

 

 

hall
Who: Hall & Oates
When: July 10
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

 

bob
Who: Bob Dylan
When: July 10
Where: Borgata Events Center

 

 

wynonna
Who: Wynonna Judd
When: July 10
Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center

 

 

5 sos
Who: 5 Seconds Of Summer
When: July 10
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

beach
Who: The Beach Boys
When: July 11
Where: The Ocean City Music Pier

 

deminick
Who: Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato
When: July 12
Where: Prudential Center

 

def
Who: Def Leppard
When: July 13
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

keith
Who: Keith Urban
When: July 16
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

coldplay
Who: Coldplay
When: July 16, 17
Where: MetLife Stadium

 

gwen
Who: Gwen Stefani
When: July 19
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

duran
Who: Duran Duran
When: July 21
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

gunsn
Who: Guns N’ Roses
When: July 23, 24
Where: MetLife Stadium

 

boyz
Who: Boyz II Men
When: July 23
Where: Tropicana Casino

 

josh
Who: Josh Groban
When: July 23
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

 

tony
Who: Tony Bnenett
When: July 29
Where: Borgata Events Center

 

heart
Who: Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick
When: July 21
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

August

 snoop
Who: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
When: August 2
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 


walkthemoo
Who: Walk The Moon
When: August 4
Where: Stone Pony Summerstage

 

 

florida
Who: Florida Georgia Line
When: August 4
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

 

paul
Who: Paul McCartney
When: August 7
Where: MetLife Stadium

 

 

boyslike
Who: Boys Like Girls
When: August 7
Where: Starland Ballroom

 

 

fifh
Who: Fifth Harmony
When: August 7
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

 

michael
Who: Michael Bolton
When: August 11
Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center

 

 

googoo
Who: Goo Goo Dolls
When: August 13
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

 

bandperry
Who: The Band Perry
When: August 13
Where: Tropicana Casino

 

 

lady
Who: Lady Antebellum
When: August 14
Where: Borgata Events Center

 

gogos
Who: The Go-Go’s
When: August 14
Where: Stone Pony

 

 

blink
Who: Blink-182 and All Time Low
When: August 14
Where: PNC Bank Arts Center

 

 

shawn
Who: Shawn Mendes
When: August 16
Where: The MAC at Monmouth University

 

kristin
Who: Kristin Chenoweth
When: August 19
Where: Borgata Music Box

 

 

blacksab
Who: Black Sabbath
When: August 19
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

 

kennyches

 

Who: Kenny Chesney
When: August 20
Where: MetLife Stadium

 

 

bruce

 

Who: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
When: August 23, 25, 30
Where: MetLife Stadium

 

jimmy
Who: Jimmy Buffet
When: August 27
Where: BB&T Pavilion

 

 

rod
Who: Rod Stewart
When: August 27
Where: Trump Taj Mahal

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