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HIP NJ’S WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 8-10

Miss out on a full event weekend in New Jersey? Thats ok because #HipNJ has got you covered on what you missed this weekend!

Tony Award Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Receives Special Tony Award June 10

Bruce Springsteen made a rare television appearance Sunday night to perform during the 72nd annual ceremony where he was given a Special Tony Award for his ongoing engagement Springsteen on Broadway, which has had a sold-out run. Fellow icon Billy Joel took the stage to give him the award.

Lighthouse international film festival

Lighthouse International Film Festival June 8-10

The Lighthouse Film Festival hit Long Beach Island, NJ this weekend! This years film festival featured shorts, documentaries and family films, as well as panel discussions with leading film industry professionals, and featured films. The festival celebrates four days of new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island’s historic Barnegat Lighthouse.

OMIRI and Brigada Víctor Jara

OMIRI and Brigada Víctor Jara World Music June 8

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented an evening of traditional and cutting-edge Portuguese folk music, featuring a double-bill of that country’s most exciting musical acts: the venerable folk ensemble Brigada Víctor Jara, and OMIRI, a cutting-edge project that mixed rural traditions with today’s urban culture.

West Side Eats

West Side Eats June 9-10

More than 20 eateries were able to set up shop on the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 and offer a sampling of the local fare. Guests were able to hear live music and enjoy the waterfront while eating and drinking al fresco from popular Hell’s Kitchen haunts.

POUR INTO SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival June 9-10

The Pour Into Summer Wine festival was back for their 7th year, and was held at a new location, Veterans Bicenteninal Park in Beach Haven. Festival goers were able to relax while enjoying the sampling and purchasing of 200 refreshing NJ wines, live music, shop artisan crafters works, as well as eat some of the delicious foods served up by local restaurants.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Strawberry Festival June 9-10

Strawberry Festival Weekend was filled with activities, attractions, vendors, food, and lots of family fun. People that attended were able to pick as many strawberries as they wanted and have fun in their brand new activities area!

World Dog Expo 2018 June 9-10

This spectacular event celebrated dogs everywhere on a large–scale, cutting-edge multimedia format. With multiple stages, attendees were able to enjoy caliber events. The World Dog Experience provided opportunities for dogs and their human parents to participate together in sports, education, training and other bonding experiences. The show worked to promote dog rescue, fostering, and adoption!

WILDWOOD BEER FEST

Wildwood Beer Fest June 9

The beer tasting event celebrated the art of locally brewed craft beer. Guests were able to access 100+ brewed beers, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food, craft vendors and special exhibits!

7TH ANNUAL TRICKY TRAY “ONE NIGHT ON BROADWAY”

7th Annual Tricky Tray “One Night On Broadway” June 9

The fundraising event featured over 200 baskets of fabulous prizes including smart TVs, designer bags, vacation getaways and much more. Guests were able to try out their luck on the electronic wheel, designer pocketbook game, gift card apron, calendar board and other fun games!

New Brewpub Coming to Downtown Somerville

Downtown Somerville is opening up Somerset County’s very first brewpub! This microbrewery will be serving seasonal craft beers and Progressive American-Style cuisine. Village Brewing Company will soon be located on West Main Street in the original Woolworth’s and former Somerville Center Antiques right in the heart of the downtown district!

Seasonal menus will include locally-sourced ingredients for a farm-to-table atmosphere and a selection of eight to ten in-house brewed craft beers will change monthly – but don’t worry, wines and other spirits will also be served!

The restaurant will provide à la carte, private and semi-private dining. Future plans call for the renovation of the lower floor into the “Village Square,” into a local performing arts center, as well as a banquet and event facility.

“Downtown Somerville is really a hot spot and the place to be,” said Iris Frank, co-owner and director of business development and banquet services. “We considered several towns in New Jersey for our brewpub, but in the end it was an easy decision. There is such a strong sense of community and a cool vibe to the downtown. We’ve watched the amazing transformation of Somerville and the ongoing commitment to enhancing the entire downtown experience.”

Final plans are still in the review process, but the Village Brewing management team expects to open in the summer of 2018. The new brewpub will employ roughly 70 people.

“Village Brewing Company’s decision to open in Downtown Somerville represents a significant private investment on our Main Street and will certainly add to the vibrant community life here,” said Tom Genova, chairman of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. “Somerville is a recognized success story across New Jersey, and we are proud that our downtown district will be home to the first brewpub in the county.” 

 

Philip Petracca on Fizzics

Philip Petracca, founder and CEO of Fizzics, joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the revolutionary draft beer system.

About four years ago, Petracca and co-founder David McDonald were having a draft beer and got into a discussion on why beer tastes so good when it is fresh from the tap. “Ten months later, we developed the technology that utilizes sound waves and pours the beer under pressure,” Petracca says. “What we’ve done is make the foam taste delicious.”

The campaign kicked off on Indiegogo, making a quarter million dollars. The pair found success elsewhere as well, specifically on ABC’s Shark Tank. “It was a tremendous experience,” Petracca recalls. “We ended up doing one of the highest deals ever on the history of the show with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner.” 

All of this has been done out of the Garden State. “We’re proud to be born and raised in New Jersey,” Petracca states before giving us a demonstration, which can be seen in the video above!

To learn more, click here.