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#HipNJ Fourth of July Celebrations

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching! Do you know what you’ll be doing to celebrate? If not, then this is the perfect article for you! Here is a list of the best places to celebrate this weekend up until July 4th in #HipNJ!

Saturday, June 30

The Headliner, Neptune

Randolph Freedom Festival & Parade, Randolph

Mercer County Freedom Festival, West Windsor Twp.

Sunday, July 1

Oasis Pool & Day Club, Neptune

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Red Bank

Monday, July 2

Fireworks in the Park, Highland Park

Tuesday, July 3

The Headliner, Neptune

New Providence Independence Day Celebration, Downtown New Providence

Daer Nightclub AC, Atlantic City

Wednesday, July 4

Pier 13 Hoboken, Hoboken

Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival, Jersey City

Montclair Independence Day Parade & Picnic, Montclair

Morven Museum & Garden’s July 4thth Jubilee, Princeton

Oceanfest, Long Branch

Father's Day

Celebrating Father’s Day in #HipNJ

Father’s Day is here!  Whether you want to have a day out with the man of the hour or spend it at home, #HipNJ has got you covered! Here is your New Jersey guide to Father’s Day.

Going Out

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts presents Seussical Jr. at the Hudson Theatre in Hoboken. Tickets are free for dads on Sunday!

Have a delicious Italian meal with the family at Peter’s of Millburn! Check out the menu here.

Head over to iPlay America in Freehold for some family fun.  Plus, dads can ride and eat for free! Download your voucher here.

Visit Amazing Escape Room in Montclair and make your way out of a staged set filled with props, clues, locks and riddles. Dads get in for free on Sunday!

Enjoy the warm weather and head over to Oceanport for Father’s Day at the Racetrack. There will be live music and a Father’s Day Beer Garden!

Staying In

Don’t want to leave the house? Get some snacks and binge-watch  Cobra Kai! Jersey Boy Daniel LaRusso is back in the YouTube Red show based on The Karate Kid film series, taking place 34 years after the original film.

Make one of NJ’s own celebrity chef David Burke‘s favorite recipes. These may be a bit of a challenge, but the effort will be worth it!

Gift Inspiration 

Brooklyn Pizza TourUse promo code “DADLUVSPIZZA” at checkout from now through June 17th and you’ll receive $5 off each ticket. 

So many great artists are coming to NJ venues this summer, so get your dad some tickets to see his favorite at the Prudential Center! U2 will be there on June 29!

Pick up a delish ice cream cake for the Dad with a sweet tooth at Torico Ice Cream in Jersey City!

#HipNJ’s Cutest Tell NBC’s Lester Holt About Their Father’s Day Plans

If all else fails, get some Daddy’s Day inspiration from Watchung Elementary School (Montclair) students! They were recently interviewed by NBC Nightly News about why they love their #1 guy.

View the clip here:

Torico

Torico Ice Cream Celebrates 50 Years!

Torico Ice Cream Parlor is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on July 8, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

We spoke with the beautiful family that started and maintained this Jersey City staple– Pete and Pura Berrios, the original founders; their children, Christine Berrios, Denise Berrios, Carolyn Berrios-Gantaifis and Vicky Berrios; their grandchildren, Steven Berrios, Christopher and Dreá Gantaifis, and Alia and Noah Badran; and some of their stellar employees, Vicky Thomas, Nicky Centron, Dawn Estrada and Julie Hansen.

Their story is one of pure inspiration and totally embodies the American dream. Pete and Pura Berrios are immigrants from Puerto Rico, and they started their business with the intention of simply sharing some of their homeland favorites with their new neighborhood. However, that idea exploded into one of the longest-running and successful businesses in Hudson County! Favorites among Torico faithful include Rocky Road, Chocolate Blackout, Banana Peanut Butter Chunk and Coconut Joy.

Learn more by watching the video here.

To commemorate 50 years, the Jersey City shop is taking over Erie Street from 12 to 4pm, treating guests to sweet free samples, prizes and more fun. Stay tuned to #HipNJ n more event details!

For more information on Torico’s Ice Cream, click here!


What is your favorite Torico Ice Cream Flavor?