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Thanksgiving

Fun Before the Feast on Thanksgiving Eve

We all love getting together with family for Thanksgiving: the plethora of home cooked meals, the strange distant family members you only ever see around this time every year, the endless questions about your relationship status…

Well, the home cooked meals mostly. 

Jokes aside, this time of year is optimal for recognizing all that you are thankful for in your life and to share an evening with loved ones over delicious food. Still, let’s face it: Thanksgiving is not quite a day for partying and letting loose.

This year, HipNJ wants you to try letting looseThanksgiving Eve. and we’ve got you covered!

Here’s a few ideas on where to go this Wednesday night in our very own Garden State:

  1. House of Que, Hoboken, NJ
    Cheap drinks and the possibility someone will inevitably come dressed as a turkey that we can point and laugh at until we’re sloshed enough to borrow the costume? Sign us up.
  2. Maggie’s Bar and Grill, Lakewood, NJ
    More drink specials, free admission for ladies, a dance floor, and karaoke – perfect to get your mind off of Aunt Linda’s prodding questions about your career.
  3. Starland Ballroom, Sayreville
    Emo Night is comin’ at you Thanksgiving Eve – if run of the mill partying isn’t for you and you’d like a night of rock music and good vibes, tickets only run from $12.50-$20 ($23 if you buy the day of).
  4. Tally-Ho, Hoboken
    Great food, fun games, good times – perfect for Thanksgiving Eve (I mean look how big the font on the flier is? Fonts don’t lie)
  5. Just Jake’s, Montclair
    Enjoy some live music, booze, and food. Just Jake’s is sure to show you a great night.

Wherever you end up going Thanksgiving Eve, we hope you have insane amounts of fun! (Just not too much fun, you still have to get yourself to Thanksgiving dinner the next day…)

Enjoy!

Abi Varghese on Brown Nation

Abi Varghese, writer and director of Brown Nation on Netflix, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how his show is exploring Indian American culture through comedy.

In Brown Nation, Varghese attempts to combat misconceptions about Indian-Americans, exploring the varying cultures throughout the country.

Brown Nation tells the story of an Indian American man living with his artistic wife and contentious father-in-law struggling to handle his household and a foundering IT company.

To learn more, click here.

Emily Manz on Have You Met Newark Tours

Emily Manz, founder of Have You Met Newark Tours, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the biggest misconceptions of Brick City.

Founded in 2012, Have You Met Newark offers fun and informative walking tours, food tours, and bar crawls. Guides trace historic landmarks from Newark’s past and explores its current vibrancy with visits to galleries, shops, eateries, churches, and parks.

“One huge misconception is that the people in Newark don’t enjoy their hometown,” Manz says. “When you come on a tour, you really see that everyone is part of the community and contributing to their community.”

​The guides are Newark residents, and co-founders are urban planners committed to the city. Tours always feature guest speakers and include a snack.

To learn more, click here.