Category Archives: Garden State Living

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#HipNJ: Concourse for the Kids

#HipNJ is at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster for the Concourse for the Kids, a great event benefiting the Eric Trump Foundation!

Head of the event  is CEO of HudsonMOD Magazine, Jason Lembo who shares with #HipNJ that there is nothing better than to bring high end cars and the kids to have a great family day! It was a beautiful day and a lot of money was raised for a great charity!

Many people attending the event, like Michael Plante of Tiffany & Co. not only wanted to immerse in the New Jersey market, but are fond of the Eric Trump Foundation and it’s ties to St Jude Children’s Hospital.

Many well known socialites attended Concourse for the Kids from all over #HipNJ! Jonathan Cheban founder of TheDishh.com and member of the Trump National Golf Club felt it was a great day to come out and support Eric Trump’s Charity. For Nicole Napolitano of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, anything to do with children she wants to be a part of. She’s all about giving back.

Other familiar faces of #HipNJ attending the event included Vanessa DeLeon of HudsonMOD, Rino Aprea the co-owner of Angelo’s of Mullberry Street, musician Kenny Simmons, and California Closet’s Melanie Statlander. All were so excited and happy to be supporting such an amazing cause!

#HipNJ even had the pleasure of speaking with founder Eric Trump himself who shared that he is happy to be raising money for the terminally ill children of St Jude’s . These children are going through some of the worst and most life threatening illnesses and he wants to do everything he can to help. St Jude’s has the best researchers in the world and they are on the cutting edge of cancer research.

When the Eric Trump Foundation linked up with St Jude Children’s Hospital they knew right away they wanted to support them. “They are the best in the world at what they do” Eric says,  and “they do an amazing job”.

For more information on this amazing charity, The Eric Trump Foundation, visit EricTrumpFoundation.com!

 

 

 

#HipNJ Cares: The CANswer Project

#HipNJ’s Sam Selvaggio is in Kettleworth where the Burb Neighborhood Fair has gathered over forty local vendors in support of the CANswer Project!

Stefania Colosimo, chairwoman of the CANswer Project, has recently lost her mom to lung cancer. In honor of her mother and other’s fighting the horrific disease, local vendors gather to sponsor local charity at this event.

The CANswer Project’s mission is to host fundraisers focused around life! Everyone at the event is a local business and this is great in helping promote the local community!

One local business is “not your grandma’s antique shop”. Garret Maney IV, owner of Antique Antics, closed shop just for the event! Now that’s dedication. Another local owner, Paul Mecca, owner of Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics, has a stand for locals to sample all of his great entities. He even donates 10% of all proceeds to the CANswer Project!

To check out more about this event and see what other great things this local community is doing for the CANswer Project check out their website! www.TheCanswerProject.org

 

#TBT NBC 4 New York & New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo at Metlife Stadium

This summer, New York Giants fans and “hip”- New Jerseyians alike flocked to the Metlife Health and Fitness Expo at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford. The event was hosted by NBC 4’s Bruce Beck and Giants punter (and #HipNJ guest!) Steve Weatherford

There was no shortage of things to do, including the “5k Run of Champions”, Zumba Zone, meet-and-greets with Giants greats, and more!

#HipNJ’s Enzo Domingo was on the beat on this glorious July weekend.  Enzo spoke with Kristin Givonedirector of channel marketing for Quest Diagnostics and the woman behind the cause.  Quest Diagnostics is a proud partner in health with the Giants, and all parties thought it would be beneficial to engage fans in a fun wellness outing.  Certified fitness trainer Kenneth Moskowitz echoed his pleasure for the day’s objective- to teach people how to live a happier, healthier lives.

One tent that was popular with attendees was Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) tent.  Volunteer Jimmy explained its appeal; that it was a great way for adults and children to workout together.

We’ll see you at Metlife Stadium next summer for Round 2!