Category Archives: Across the River

In our Across the River series, #HipNJ introduces you to the most fab neighbors on the block. Join us as we clue you in on what’s hot in New York City and Philadelphia!

Deerkill Day Camp

Deerkill Day Camp

Summer is right around the corner, and now is the time for parents to find their summer camp!  #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with the owners of Deerkill Day Camp, Todd and Rebecca Rothman, about summer camps and what you can find at Deerkill Day Camp.

“Parents better start their search now and come on weekend tours to visit the camp before slots get filled,” explains Todd. Todd also mentions how the number one thing parents should look for in a camp is if it’s  ACA- Accredited. This means that your child’s summer camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation- from staff qualifications and training to emergency management.

Deerkill Day Camp is more than buildings, equipment, and scenery – it is a community, a vibrant space where each boy and girl contributes to the cooperative spirit that makes day camp such a magical place. When Rebecca’s grandparents Irwin and Mildred Rhodes founded Deerkill (Dutch for “deer stream”) in 1958, they wanted to create a community where children would be happy to explore their curiosity, develop new skills, form lifelong friendships, and, of course, have fun.

Now, 6 decades and 3 generations later, Deerkill Day Camp is still owned and directed by the Rhodes family and it is still that special place. Rebecca shares that their program is a really nice mix of both traditional and modern twists. They still have all sports that people would play at camp 20 years ago with an addition of new programs like movie-making, cooking programs and yoga. There is never a dull moment, you always have something exciting to do!

“Deerkill Day Camp is a nice mix of sports, arts and nature, an amazing opportunity to be totally unplugged, get away from all devices and be physically active getting in touch with outdoors.” – shares Rebecca.

To learn more about why so many families have turned to Deerkill Day Camp for their summer fun, visit them on their website. There you can find there virtual tours, videos and dates and rates. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Empire City Casino

Fun Fall Festivities All Season Long at Empire City Casino in Yonkers

Hip New Jersey is heading to Empire City Casino this fall when the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination hosts an assortment of fall festivities for everyone to enjoy.

Just a short drive away, Empire City Casino is easily accessible via car or by purchasing a line-run package that includes a food voucher and free play offer when you join the casino’s free membership, the Empire Club. The casino offers free, self-parking, or you can valet for a nominal fee and enhance your experience with easy access straight into the casino.

Get ready to cheer on New Jersey on Sunday, 9/16 at the second annual Food Truck Mash-Up, a celebration of the best food trucks from New York versus the best New Jersey has to offer. Dine on a smorgasbord of delicious delicacies while enjoying live entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of activities & fun for the whole family. Tickets are on-sale now starting at just $5. 

On Thursday, 9/27 the battle of the wings returns for the second annual Wingfest. The event will be ‘amazewing’ with hot wings and cold beer. Get ‘sauced’ on all-you-can-eat chicken wings prepared by more than a dozen area restaurants. Tickets start at just $55 and include all food & beverage along with $10 free play. Get yours today here.

Travel the world without ever leaving the country at the International Trot, taking place on Saturday, 10/13. The finest trotters from across the globe converge on Yonkers with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. Will Italy return to defend their title? Come dressed in your country’s colors and enjoy International delights in the trackside Beer Garden, featuring a performance by The Nerds.

For more on events happening at Empire City Casino, including comedy shows, late-night bowling, and free live music, check out empirecitycasino.com.

BELLA's 6th Annual Hamptons White Party

BELLA’s 6th Annual Hamptons White Party

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, Lori Loughlin hosted BELLA’s Hamptons White party at Southampton Social Club. The evening’s presenting sponsors were Prosecco DOC and Brussels Airlines. Other sponsors included 1907water, Rosé All Day, True Vodka, Dune Jewelery, Lavishly Tan, Land Rover of Southampton, VICKI Viatouch Media, Rose All Day, Calyx Concierge, Plastic Surgery of New York, L’Amy and Optyx.

Special guests included Courtenay Hall (BELLA Editor-in-Chief), Daniel Hall (BELLA Chief Brand Strategist), Lori Loughlin (Netflix’s Fuller House), Bill Abbott (President of Hallmark), Andy Hilfiger (Fashion Personality), Donald Paul (FX’s “Atlanta”), Melissa Bolona (Actress), Camille Kostek (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model), Dr. Tabasum Mir (Bravo’s “The Singles Project”), Any Peeke (TV Host), Natalie Vie (Olympic Fencer), Rita Cosby (TV Correspondent for Inside Edition), Anne Liguori (Sports Radio & TV Personality), Charmaine Bingwa (actress), Jim Chandler (Actor/Producer), Jenn Gotzen-Chandler (Actor/Producer), Ian Duke, and Liana Werner-Gray (Influencer).

Lori Loughlin says, “It’s always great to be back on Long Island. But I do come back here all the time. My family lives here, so I come back a few times a year anyway. But, it’s great to be out in the Hamptons, this party is lovely and beautiful. My families here today so that makes it extra special. It’s just nice to be out here. It’s the air and the atmosphere that you know it reminds me of my childhood. I love all of it.”

Click here to watch #BELLATV youtube video!