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Jerry Rotunno of The Committed Pig on Minette’s Angels Foundation

Minette’s Angels Foundation is hosting their 2018 Celebration of Angels Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Park Savoy in Florham Park. #HipNJ spoke with Jerry Rotunno, owner of The Committed Pig, about his involvement.

“I learned about the organization through a personal connection,” Rotunno said. “We built this business on investing our time, energy and money into people, and that is exactly what we pay forward with our investment into Minette’s Angels and into Kathy, Ken and their team.”

Rotunno was drawn to this organization because of Minette’s Angels’ specific initiatives.”When Minette’s Angels told me about some of their simple programs like their funding robes for patients at St. Barnabas and replacing old lymphoma compression sleeves with new ones, it was just something I automatically wanted to get behind.” He stated that making a difference in someone’s life is extremely important to him.

Rotunno’s business partner, Tony Monterio, lost his mother to cancer. “I never had the chance to meet her, but I can tell just from the way he speaks of her she was a wonderful woman,” he said. “He has one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen,  as he told me ‘The loss of a mother can never be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be loss.’”

He ended by stating that they could not be more excited to get involved this year and for years to come. “It may not be a huge charity, but the difference it makes with the people it touches is huge,” he concluded. 

To learn more about The Committed Pig, click here.

Above Art Studios

Above Art Studios

Happy #MancrushMonday #HipNJ! Today we have not one, but two #mcm’s: Wilford Charles and Dontae Muse, owners of Above Art Studios in New Brunswick.

The studio has four resident artists, but rotates between the artwork of other artists. Some of the artwork is local, while others come from different states. Some pieces even come from other countries like Australia.

Above Art Studios’ focus on “art and all of the above” is clear: the studio features poetry, comedy, and music, as well as pop art and fine urban art. Once a month, the studio holds a poetry night. Every month and a half, a mini-concert series called “The Listening Room” takes place. Even more events to be found on their website, with electronic flyers posted for a “Painted Poetry Slam,” “Paint & Sip Thursdays” and a “Fall Student Exhibition”. By hosting these ongoing events, Wilford and Dontae are encouraging all aspects of art to be shared and appreciated. The studio is great for not only the art community, but for the general community it is a part of.

Dontae brought a work of art to #HipNJ’S studio that he commissioned for Mother’s Day. It is a gorgeous piece of Dontae and his mother by a resident artist.

To join Dontae and Wilford for a poetry, music, and art-filled night, visit aboveartstudios.com.

DJ Anthony Giuliano

Meet DJ Anthony Giuliano

Happy #MancrushMonday #HipNJ! Today our #MCM is our very own DJ Anthony Giuliano !

Since 2002, Anthony Giuliano of Sounds of Music Entertainment (SOME) has been providing tri-state residents professional party services for a whole range of events. DJ Anthony does weddings, Sweet Sixteen’s, school dances, anniversaries, and more. The family-owned and operated company is based in Woodridge, New Jersey but travels around the tri-state to celebrate and party.

Anthony and his team offer more than just the usual DJ and MC services. Beyond playing music (suited to the client’s unique taste) with a premier sound system, SOME is eager to provide monogram production and photo montages.

Anthony uses monogram production to project names on the wall, the floor, or the ceiling–a touching option for weddings and anniversaries. Photo montages and slideshows are displayed on plasma screens to make each client’s event perfect. Potential clients can expect exceptional customer service to match SOME’s excellent entertainment packages.

With over a decade of experience, DJ Anthony is the go-to guy to host your wedding, anniversary, and all the other important events in your life!

Sounds of Music Entertainment can be found at somenj.com, and on Facebook and on Instagram.