The Water Lantern Festival in Jersey City

The Water Lantern Festival, presented by One World, is coming to Jersey City! This event is an incredible experience where you, your friends, and family will create a magical memory of life. It’s a time where strangers can come together, show love one another, and heal themselves.

This festival is the only one in the United States that combines the magic of friends, family, and great food with a beautiful array of twinkling lanterns on the waterfront. The purpose of this experience is to bring together individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to:

Experience Happiness
Discover Love
Bring Healing to The Soul
Enjoy Peace and Unity
Increase Hope and Faith Connect with others

There is something to do for everyone at this beautiful event. You can enjoy various local food trucks, relax while listening to music, check out the local vendors, decorate lanterns, or even play a game of corn hole with your pals.

As the sun begins to set in the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine as the lanterns are launched onto the water. Watch your unique lantern drift on the water as it joins other lanterns. This is when you can reflect on your life, share your dreams, and feel the peace of all those around you as you enjoy the reflection of the lanterns on the water.

The Water Lantern Festival is a for-profit event. One World partners with local charities and non-profit organizations surrounding Jersey City. This year they partnered up with the Liberty Humane Society, who will receive a portion of the proceeds made.

The event in Jersey City will be on Friday, July 20th, and Saturday, July 21st.
-Gates open at 4 p.m.
-Held at:
Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City, NJ 07305)

For more information, please visit:

http://www.waterlanternfestival.com/index.php

A Country Divided by Yard Signs

A Country Divided by Yard Signs

Some people may feel that the 2016 presidential campaign yard signs have just been taken down, but people are already starting to see clusters of new signs pop up as we near the mid-terms later in the year.

Leading custom business signage and décor company, Sheildco, decided to conduct a survey of 3,000 Americans to find out exactly what we think about yard signs, and in particular, our neighbors’ signs.

Shockingly, ShieldCo’s survey revealed that 30.4% of Americans. 1 in 3 people would be irritated if their neighbour put up a political yard sign. Out of all 50 states, it is California people, with a huge 49% saying they would be irritated if a neighbor erected one. So you may get an earful from a neighbor if you put up a sign in the Golden State!

Closely following are people of The Garden State – a strong 42.9% of New Jersey people find their neighbors’ signs irritating and annoying. They are actually the 4th least tolerant in the country when it comes to their neighbors’ expressing their political views with yard signs. Regardless, the survey does show that the majority of New Jerseyans, whether Republican or Democrat, must be of the belief that everyone should have the right to express their opinion.

Because of yard signs, bumper stickers or fury-inducing Facebook statuses, it seems most of us are aware of neighbors’ party affiliations. In fact, 85.8% of those surveyed said they know their neighbor’s political views – useful information for avoiding awkward conversations!

Luke Markey at ShieldCo commented on the survey results saying, “While some people limit the political discourse to the dinner table, others prefer to be more vocal with their opinions – often in the form of political yard signs. However, our survey shows that nearly 1 in 3 Americans would be irritated if their neighbor put up a political yard sign, even though 45.4% of Americans don’t believe that they have the ability to influence an election in favour of a candidate or party. More importantly, over half of us are unaware that each state has particular laws regarding the use of political yard signs. It’s imperative you familiarise yourself with the rules for political yard signs in your state before putting them up, or you could end up breaking the law as well as irritating your neighbors!”

Dr. Sayed Ibrahim on SprinJene

#HipNJ spoke with Dr. Sayed Ibrahim, CEO and Founder of SprinJeneabout his unique oral care company.

“SprinJene is an oral care company unlike any other,” Ibrahim states. Every SprinJene toothpaste features their patented formula of zinc and cold pressed black seed oil. Together, these ingredients effectively clean and protect teeth and gums from inflammation, bacteria and gingivitis, all while helping to bring relief to dry mouth sufferers. 

They continually source the globe for advanced, healthy ingredients to include in their products to improve the oral wellness of brushers everywhere. “We are dedicated to continually advancing our processes, products and certifications to provide the best oral care products we can,” Ibrahim says.

SprinJene’s goal is to create products which are accessible to people of all backgrounds, and that are void of harsh chemicals and abrasives. They currently offer two toothpaste lines: SprinJene Original® and SprinJene Natural®.  

These are the only toothpastes on the market certified: Vegan, Gluten Free, Cruelty-Free, Kosher, and Halal.

They contain all of the good stuff (coconut oil, birch tree xylitol, acacia gum, natural flavors), are free from all the bad stuff (artificial dyes + preservatives, SLS, saccharin, animal byproducts), and are made with natural flavors.

SprinJene also offers various options for consumers. These include Fluoride-containing and Fluoride-free options, adult and kids options, and sensitivity options.

SprinJene’s headquarters are in Piscataway, which Ibrahim chose for specific reasons. “New Jersey is a center of manufacturing, raw materials, distribution and technology, so it was a natural fit,” he explains. “Besides that, I am a resident of, and love, New Jersey, so there was a personal element there for me.”

SprinJene also makes various social contributions. “I am a firm believer in education and supporting your local community,” Ibrahim  says. They have been involved with/donated product to the following organizations:

  • NJ SBDC
  • Donations to Mosques
  • Donations to New Brunswick High School
  • Donations to Rutgers University
  • Minette’s Angels

To learn more about SprinJene, click here.

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