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#HipNJ Celebrates National New Jersey Day

Today is National New Jersey Day, and #HipNJ wants to help you celebrate!

National New Jersey Day is an event created by National Day as part of a weekly project recognizing each state in the order it joined the union. While New Jersey was the third to enter the union, it was the first to sign the Bill of Rights.

New Jersey has so much to offer, so we put together a guide for your Jersey-themed day.

Start off your day by heading to a Garden State diner, maybe Tops Diner in Newark, and picking up a Taylor Ham, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. This is the perfect way to get yourself excited for a day at the Jersey Shore.

 

Taylor gang is on its game today #njdiners #topsdinernj #topsdiner #foodandwine

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Now, get in the car and hit Parkway South. A trip to the beach is never complete without some great music, so create a playlist featuring only NJ natives. Here are some suggestions:

  • Whitney Houston
  • Bon Jovi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Queen Latifah
  • Lauryn Hill and the Fugees
  • Jack Antonoff of Bleachers
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Ashley Tisdale
  • Lea Michele
  • Halsey
  • Charlie Puth

Think those are enough artists to create the best playlist you have ever heard? We definitely think so.

Time to hit the beach! Are you heading to Atlantic City, Point PleasantAsbury Park or Wildwood? Not today! Today, you’re hitting on of NJ’s most notorious summer spots, Seaside Heights.

Spend the day swimming and tanning, then spend the night walking the iconic (maybe for the wrong reasons) boardwalk. Get a cheesesteak at Midway Steak House and win some dessert on the candy wheel.

The beach isn’t for you? No worries! A day celebrating New Jersey can take many forms. You can appreciate nature by taking a hike in Sussex County. Enjoy the breathtaking views while getting some cardio. Then, head over to a drive-in movie.

Sometimes, all we want to do is stay home and have a night in. So, order some pizza from your local pizzeria, get comfy, and turn on a New Jersey inspired TV show or movie. Here are our suggestions:

  • The Sopranos
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • This Is Us
  • House
  • Cobra Kai
  • Date Night
  • Garden State

New Jersey, thank you for all of the opportunities you give us to enjoy life.

If you do anything on this list, be sure to post a picture on Instagram and use the hashtag #NationalNewJerseyDay!

#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: