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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?

Memorial Day Weekend in #HipNJ

Memorial Day is right around the corner. Still not sure where to celebrate? #HipNJ has got you covered. Here are some of the best places in New Jersey to celebrate this weekend.

Saturday

 The Headliner (Neptune)

Pork Roll Festival (Trenton)

 

Sunday

 The Headliner (Neptune)

Oasis Pool & Day Club (Neptune)

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City (Atlantic City)

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City (Atlantic City)

Monday

Avenue Beach Club (Long Branch)

Woodland Park Memorial Day Street Fair (Woodland Park)

Bonus

Crystal Springs Resort *for the golfers out there* (Hamburg)

Book your tee time here.

 

Newark Arts Celebrates Ellen Lambert

Newark Arts recently celebrated the life and career of Ellen Lambert, recently retired Chief Diversity Officer of PSEG, President of PSEG Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and Culture at a festive fundraiser in Newark.

The venue was transformed into a sculpture garden featuring a specially-commissioned energy-powered work by lighting artist Sunil Garg. The one-of-a-kind fundraising event highlighted Lambert’s career as an advocate for women, underserved populations, social investment and the arts.

“What an honor it was to be recognized as a champion for diversity both in the corporate sector and in the arts,” Lambert said. “I am quite pleased to have been a part of this exciting event to raise much needed dollars to support the arts community in Newark.”

Funds raised will help sustain the non-profit’s efforts to support community-driven initiatives. The organization is well-known for the Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, an annual fall tour of public and private art spaces, studios and galleries across the city.

Newark Arts has awarded over $500,000 in grants to neighborhood individuals and local organizations through the ArtStart program. Newark Arts is also the incubator of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable, a strategic alliance of 80+ arts education stakeholders, who ensure that Newark early learners and students have equitable access to high quality, sequential arts education opportunities.

When asked to reflect on the event, Newark Arts Executive Director Jeremy Johnson said, “There is no more deserving honoree than Ellen Lambert. Her career is a testament to the power of diversity, and Newark Arts has always been at the forefront of diversity in the arts.”

To learn more, click here.