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#HipNJ Fourth of July Celebrations

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching! Do you know what you’ll be doing to celebrate? If not, then this is the perfect article for you! Here is a list of the best places to celebrate this weekend up until July 4th in #HipNJ!

Saturday, June 30

The Headliner, Neptune

Randolph Freedom Festival & Parade, Randolph

Mercer County Freedom Festival, West Windsor Twp.

Sunday, July 1

Oasis Pool & Day Club, Neptune

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Red Bank

Monday, July 2

Fireworks in the Park, Highland Park

Tuesday, July 3

The Headliner, Neptune

New Providence Independence Day Celebration, Downtown New Providence

Daer Nightclub AC, Atlantic City

Wednesday, July 4

Pier 13 Hoboken, Hoboken

Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival, Jersey City

Montclair Independence Day Parade & Picnic, Montclair

Morven Museum & Garden’s July 4thth Jubilee, Princeton

Oceanfest, Long Branch

Toys ‘R’ Us Giraffe Finds a New Home in New Jersey Children’s Hospital

The 16-foot tall statue of Geoffrey the Giraffe is being moved from the Toys ‘R’ Us headquarters in Wayne to a New Jersey children’s hospital, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

Joseph Malfitano, whose Malfitano Partners advised Toys ‘R’ Us in the sale of its assets, searched for a children’s hospital willing to take the statue in. Now, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick has agreed to house Geoffrey.

The statue depicts Geoffrey smiling and raising his forelegs triumphantly. Now, he can continue to bring happiness into the lives of children.

Newark Arts Celebrates Ellen Lambert

Newark Arts recently celebrated the life and career of Ellen Lambert, recently retired Chief Diversity Officer of PSEG, President of PSEG Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and Culture at a festive fundraiser in Newark.

The venue was transformed into a sculpture garden featuring a specially-commissioned energy-powered work by lighting artist Sunil Garg. The one-of-a-kind fundraising event highlighted Lambert’s career as an advocate for women, underserved populations, social investment and the arts.

“What an honor it was to be recognized as a champion for diversity both in the corporate sector and in the arts,” Lambert said. “I am quite pleased to have been a part of this exciting event to raise much needed dollars to support the arts community in Newark.”

Funds raised will help sustain the non-profit’s efforts to support community-driven initiatives. The organization is well-known for the Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, an annual fall tour of public and private art spaces, studios and galleries across the city.

Newark Arts has awarded over $500,000 in grants to neighborhood individuals and local organizations through the ArtStart program. Newark Arts is also the incubator of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable, a strategic alliance of 80+ arts education stakeholders, who ensure that Newark early learners and students have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities.

When asked to reflect on the event, Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson said, “There is no more deserving honoree than Ellen Lambert. Her career is a testament to the power of diversity, and Newark Arts has always been at the forefront of diversity in the arts.”

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