North Jersey “Hippers”, strap yourselves in and enjoy the night of a lifetime!

Atlantic City is the premiere party destination in the Garden State, and the DO AC NIGHTLIFE experience makes the ride down the Parkway a lot more enjoyable.  Passengers enjoy a 45-foot “Nightlife on Wheels” bus fully equipped with a DJ, strobe lights and a stocked bar.  Once in AC, this joyride takes partygoers to a variety of top nightclubs.

#HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia and her friends enjoyed this first-class adventure, and she chatted with some pretty excited partyers along the way, including Skeery Jones of the nationally-syndicated “Elvis Duran in the Morning”.  Skeery and his team wanted to see how their Jersey listeners celebrated the weekend, and they exceeded their expectations!

Once #HipNJ & crew hopped off the bus, their first stop was Scores.  Scores- located in the Trump Taj Mahal– is a sports bar with seven distinct spaces, each offering their own vibe to customers.  Our favorite spot was the spacious deck that gave us a stunning view of the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk!

Our final spot was Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly, located in the Revel Casino.  The Royal Jelly is known for its signature circular catwalk that glides down over the bar, and is the original burlesque club in Atlantic City.

The Atlantic City Alliance launched Do AC in 2012 to raise awareness that AC is more than just gaming; it’s a multi-night, world-class, year-round destination.

For more information on DO AC NIGHTLIFE, visit their website.

#HipNJWeddings: The Park Savoy

#HipNJ is home to some of the best wedding locations and vendors in the world, and #HipNJWeddings will introduce you to the top contacts in the industry.

#HipNJ’s Peter Falzo was recently married at The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, and we chose this elegant location to say “I Do” to our newest series!

The Park Savoy recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and restoration, and the mansion is a superb blend of contemporary glam and timeless architecture.  Brides can perfect their look in the “Great Gatsby”-inspired bridal suite, while guests can mingle on the sweeping patio or by the cozy fireplaces. The rich decor- coupled with grounds’ lush, sweeping landscapes- provides newly married couples the quintessential storybook setting for their fairytale day!  (Click here to view their photo gallery).

Peter toured the historic venue and learned how The Park Savoy was originally an enclave for the upper echelon of the population.  (The mansion was even a speakeasy at one point!)

Peter also spoke with the three owners- long-time #HipNJ business partners Barry Maurillo, Joe Maurillo and Vito Cucci, of Nanina’s in the Park fame. Over some of the Chef’s notable selections, the foursome chatted about the various events that the mansion hosts (weddings, parties, or corporate functions for 400) and why they take pride in hosting #HipNJ citizens’ most special occasions.

Joe Maurillo also spoke about a charity he and his business partners support, the Cheer Me Up Foundation, a non-profit organization that aids underprivileged and ill children.

For more information on the Park Savoy Estate, visit their website or call (973)-377-7100.

New York Red Bulls

The 2014 FIFA World Cup may be over, but you can still catch some competitive, high-energy “fùtbol” action right here in #HipNJ!

Red Bull Arena in Harrison is home of the New York Red Bulls, one of Major League Soccer‘s premiere franchises.  Red Bull Arena has set the standard for other MLS venues across the country, and rivals as one of best around the world.

There isn’t a bad seat among the 25,000 that’s housed in this state-of-the-art facility. Red Bull Arena is also easily accessible for #HipNJ fans, via public transportation including the PATH Trains and NJ Transit to the Harrison Station

#HipNJ caught up with Melissa Brennan, Red Bulls Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships, and she talked about how the Red Bulls team with their sponsors- many of whom are major Garden State corporations- to give spectators an entertaining game-day experience.  

One of the Red Bulls’ key sponsors is Affinity Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Basking Ridge.  VP of Marketing & eCommerce, Jean-Albert Maisonneuve, spoke to #HipNJ about Affinity’s involvement in the Red Bull Fan Zone.  Affinity’s portion includes a fun photo booth, cool giveaways and an awesome virtual soccer game.  Other experiences in “The Zone” include a street team performing tricks, music and the Coors Light Cold Zone (a beer garden) for the older fans.  All of these elements provides an amazing atmosphere for fans of all ages.

For more on Affinity and to enter to win a VIP New York Red Bulls experience, visit their Facebook page.  Hurry, their contest ends July 18th!

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