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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!

Best #HipNJ Holiday Light Displays

The holiday season is here – though it may not be December 1st yet, folks are already decorating trees, wrapping presents, and playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Mariah forever!). All of us at Hip New Jersey want to do our part in making sure you and your loved ones are having the most festive holiday season you can this year, so we’ve compiled a list of the best and most beautiful holiday light displays in our lovely New Jersey for you to check out. 

Sit back with a cup of hot cocoa, and take note! Here are our favorites:

Cranbury Christmas Lights – 128 North Main Street, Cranbury

Historic Smithville Holiday Light Show – Galloway Township

Storybook Land’s Christmas Fantasy with Lights – Egg Harbor Township

Johnny’s Hazlet Holiday Lights – 3 Bauer Avenue, Hazlet 

Kloos Family Lights – 13 Sterling Court, East Brunswick

Skylands Stadium  94 Championship Pl., Augusta

Night of Lights – Creamy Acres Farm, Mullica Hill

Holiday Lights Spectacula– Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

T&A Sprinklers Light Show – 18 Central Avenue, Old Bridge

Bayville Christmas Light Show – 279 Woodhaven Blvd. SW, Bayville

While presents, egg nog, and funky holiday sweaters are super fun and officially in season, take the time to make some incredible memories this year.

Happy Holidays!

Where To Eat on Thanksgiving Day

We know the Holidays can be tough sometimes, especially Thanksgiving. Maybe the commute to see family just won’t work this year, maybe you’ve been so swamped at work you hadn’t had time to make plans at all! Lucky for you and your loved ones, there are plenty of restaurants open on turkey day that are ready to provide you a delicious meal. Now that’s something to be thankful for! Check them out:

  1. Veggie Heaven – Denville, Teaneck, & Montclair
    Veggie Heaven is a delicious restaurant with tons of items on their menu – ALL vegan, and now with gluten free options! Thanksigiving can be annoying for those with allergy or other dietary restrictions, but this place is open just about all year round to make sure everyone can enjoy a good meal at almost any time. 
  2. Madeleine’s Petit Paris – Northvale
    Try some french cuisine this Thanksgiving at Madeleine’s! Go a la carte or stick to the pre fix menu – either way you can’t go wrong with this place.
  3. McLoone’s Boathouse – Tinton Falls, Bayonne, West Orange, Hillsborough, Long Branch, Fords, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, Red Bank
    Fortunately this spot has a few locations so hopefully there’s one near your home! A cozy place to dine this Thanksgiving – and the food is great, of course.
  4. Morris Tap & Grill – Randolph
    If you’d really like to have Thanksgiving food like turkey and pumpkin pie, this is your place! Make a reservation for a traditional buffet style feast from 12-6pm at Morris Tap & Grill (The featured photo at the top of this article is also courtesy of their website!)
  5. Salt Creek Grille – Princeton, Rumson
    Make a reservation for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! Don’t miss out on traditional Thanksgiving food.

Here are only a few restaurant ideas, but you’d be surprised how many restaurants are open and happy to serve you and your family on Thanksgiving. However you may spend your day, we at HipNJ hope your holiday is a great one!