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July 4th 2018 Recap – Hip New Jersey

Another July 4th has come and gone!  Here is a list of some  unique Independence Day events around the state in #HipNJ

50 Star Fire Show Experience, Jersey City

Snoop Dogg was the headline performer for the Fifth Annual Jersey City 4th of July Experience. In addition, the festivity had a carnival, continuous entertainment, beer gardens, and food trucks. The show ended with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci launching fireworks from multiple barges on the Hudson River.

Pier 13 Freestyle on the Hudson, Hoboken

Pier 13 Hoboken hosted the First Annual Freestyle on the Hudson. This event featured live Performances by TKA and George Lamond along with Musical Guests Anthony D, Anthony Pags and Anthony Dilauri.

Montclair 68th Annual July 4th Parade, Montclair

This year Montclair hosted its 68th annual July 4th parade with exciting performances and live entertainment. There was a parade followed by a Family Picnic in Edgemont Park and a fireworks display in the evening at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.

Oceanfest, Long Branch

It is known as the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore and regarded by some as the biggest in the entire state. Now on its 28th year, Oceanfest celebrated Independence Day with a wide variety of live performances, strolling entertainment and also magic shows. They ended off the night with another fireworks show that they claim is the best in all the Jersey Shore!

Morven Museum & Garden July 4th Jubilee, Princeton

In honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts an event to celebrate our American heritage. This year, the event included a meet and greet with George Washington and Annis Boudinot Stockton as well as demonstrations of early American domestic acts. In addition, people had a chance to create parade flags and pinwheels, listen to live bluegrass music and enjoy a variety of food trucks! 

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular – State Fair Meadowlands, East Rutherford

The State Fair Meadowlands had their Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Met Life Stadium. They had a fireworks show visible from anywhere on the State Fair Midway. Live performances included The Steve Bayner Hypnotist show and the Extreme Illusions & Escapes. They also had pig racing, sea lions, a cycle circus, petting zoo and a variety of magic shows.

Summit’s 71st Annual Fourth of July Celebration, Summit

Summit’s Fourth of July celebrated 70 years with traditions including the Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade and the Grand Fireworks Display. With the coming of another year, the Food Truck Festival was expanded and welcomed a variety of new vendors. Entertainment featured The Infernos on the main stage. Carnival rides and children’s entertainment also occurred into the night along with the opportunity to bounce all night long!

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, Wildwood

Wildwood had their annual Fireworks Spectacular yesterday on the Pine Avenue beach. Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk, it was a great time to enjoy the rides, games and stores along the boardwalk in between the special fireworks display!

Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Morristown

Morristown had their annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on the historic Morristown Green. There was also a sing-a-long with Gordon Thomas Ward, a musket salute and guided tours of a Colonial-era graveyard. 

Livingston’s 82nd Annual July 4th Celebration, Livingston

Finally, Livingston’s Celebration took place around Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive in Livingston, NJ. It included an Auto Show, Swim Karnival, Pony Rides and CBS-FM Music & Prizes. In addition, there was Pickleball, Cricket Game & Exhibition and KidZone Rides. They also offered family food and live bands in their Beer & Wine Café. They ended the night with their fireworks display.

Sneak peek to Summer Weekend Recap

Hip New Jersey was loving the sneak peek to summer. This weekend has made us so ready for another New Jersey Summer! We were embracing the weather all over, from the Jersey shore board walk to the waterfront of Hoboken

February. New Jersey. 65*f. #seasideheights #jerseyshore

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“If you’re loud and fun this is the role for you!”

Another Jersey shore? We thought that phase of our South Jersey life was history, but 18ToLife productions are bringing it back Throwback Thursday style.

Preliminary Casting calls will be held at Bamboo bar in Seaside Heights for another reality “I Love Summer” TV series! The cast members will be working on the beach during the day, and Bamboo Bar at night. The only requirements they ask of you is to be loud, outgoing and SINGLE.


Another incredible thing has happened to New Jersey this month and that was the opening of Krispy Kreme! Six new locations are opening up and we are drooling! The first of 6 locations is in Jersey City at 95 Christopher Columbus Drive and their ten day run has already been proven strong! 

Where would be your dream #doughnutrun #Repost @i.am.mack ・・・ I want one ? #KrispyKreme #IWantOne

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Fourth of July Pre-Weekend Recap

Celebration is underway as #NJ heads into #FourthOfJulyWeekend. Whether it be a barbecue, bonfire, or beach trip, everyone has their own special way of celebrating. But the universal (or nationwide, at least) way of celebrating this historic day in American history is, of course, fireworks! But with the holiday falling on a Monday this year, some celebrations were a bit earlier. Here’s what went down over the past week in our special Fourth of July pre-weekend recap.

Saturday, June 25th

Ocean Township and Manchester were among the first in the state to hold their annual Fourth of July firework celebrations – they just couldn’t wait! Morris Plains also took this day to hold its special event dubbed Morris Plains’ Family Day and Fireworks.

Sunday, June 26th

Sunday was the second day of 94.5 PST’s Annual Freedom Festival. This family-friendly event included carnival rides, live music, a car show and more! And, of course, the day was capped off with a fireworks show.

Tuesday, June 28th

Branch Brook Park, a county park in Northern Newark, hosted a Fourth of July performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra inside Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Terrific concert tonight at the Newark Cathedral! #njso #summer #newark350

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Wednesday, June 29th

Hanover Township and Cedar Grove managed to keep spirits high in the middle of the work week by holding their firework celebrations on Wednesday night.

Thursday, June 30th

Did you heard occasional bursting coming from the sky on Thursday night? Well, there’s a lot of different places that could have been coming from. Towns that held fireworks on this night as a prelude to the holiday weekend included Fair Lawn, Fairfield Township, Verona and Montgomery Township. Minor league baseball team Trenton Thunder also held its first of four post-game fireworks exhibit at Arm & Hammer Park on this night.

Post game fireworks. ? #fireworks #baseball #trentonthunder #boomerangapp #trenton #nj

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In a recent article, TIME magazine listed Seaside Heights’ Casino Pier as one of 240 reasons to celebrate America. Just four years ago, Superstorm Sandy completely destroyed the entire boardwalk. Not too long after, mass fires devastated some of the area. In 2016, the repaired boardwalk serves as a reminder that the Garden State really is #StrongerThanTheStorm and is open for the public to enjoy.