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OZY FEST

Ozy Fest 2018

OZY FEST

This July, Ozy fest 2018 is coming to Central Park in NYC!  Ozy Fest features today’s hottest music, laugh out loud comedy, global business leaders, best selling authors, cultural influencers, and award winning chefs who are ahead of their time and worthy of yours.

The New York Times describes it as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” and CNBC as “New York’s answer to SXSW.” Furthermore, Townsquare says, “Join the conversation. Hear from leading politicians, best-selling authors and outspoken activists as they debate some of the most profound challenges of our time, and predict where the world is headed.”

On Saturday, July 21st, doors open at 11a.m. and the show runs until 10p.m. The lineup includes: Young the Giant, Common, Hillary Clinton, Laurene Powell Jobs, Hasan Minhaj, Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson, Salman Rushdie, Alex Rodriguez, Tony Gonzalez, Roxane Gay, Tim Brown, Tom Perez, Steven Pinker, Rep. Mark Sanford, Rose McGowan, Isaac Mizrahi, Christian Siriano, Grover Norquist, Ruth Zukerman, Robert Herjavec.

On Sunday, July 22nd, doors also open at 11a.m. The show runs until 6p.m. The lineup includes: Passion Pit, Grouplove, Chelsea Handler, Michelle Wolf, Malcolm Gladwell, Laverne Cox, Jemele Hill. In addition, Roy Choi, Sanaa Lathan, Tom Steyer, Scott Rogowsky, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be in attendance.

OZY FEST is something you experience — not something you just attend,” the Ozy Fest organizer says. “Experience show stopping performances from your favorite musicians and comedians. Taste global cuisines curated by celebrity chefs.”

The event takes place on July 21 and July 22. Doors open at 11 a.m. on both days, and consist of back to back entertainment.

Click here to get your tickets and secure your spot!

The City of Newark Strives to Rebrand Itself as a “City of the Arts”

The city of Newark has been making strides to rejuvenate its neighborhoods and rebrand itself as a “city of the arts”. Here at #HipNJ, we applaud those efforts and want to keep our followers informed of the latest developments in the city’s transformation. Since January, progress has been underway to convert a neglected building on South Ward’s Clinton Avenue into a community center. Brick City Live has partnered with Newark Arts to host community info sessions that utilize the expertise of artists, students, journalists, marketers and social influencers to formulated plans for a better city.

The latest session held on Thursday, February 22 at the Kilkenney Alehouse focused on brainstorming a new cultural plan for Newark’s art community. The meeting was structured around a series of questions posed to attendees. “How do [you] contribute or engage the artist community in Newark? And how can arts and culture be better leveraged as a resource in our community? What do media professionals want to see happen in the arts and creative sector that would help community revitalization in the next 3 years?”

Of the plethora of inspirational ideas drawn from the crowd, two major efforts are the focus of further exploration. The first is the development of a centralized communication system for arts and cultural-related events. The plan is to engage local students in the development of an app that will act as a virtual bulletin board. Once established, it can be maintained by either the Newark Arts or the Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau. The second is the conversion of the seedy Little Theater into legitimate movie theater and performance space. This is made plausible by the fact that the property is up for lease.

The session ended with clear ideas and a projected Master Plan launch date of June 2018. The multi-faceted plan involves significant legwork on the part of the planners yet the rewards for the city will be substantial. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for new developments on the progress of the Newark’s art scene!

Original Reporting by Candace Nicholson

Hip NJ’s Weekend Recap: July 7-9

If you were too busy having fun in the sun, #HipNJ has got you covered on what you missed in New Jersey this weekend! 

Comic fest (July 8 & 9), Morristown, NJ

Comic Fest hit Morristown this weekend! People had the chance to meet the actors who played iconic superheros such as Superman and The Flash. Vendors provided comics, art, vintage toys, and pop culture items.

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival, Wildwood, NJ

On Saturday, world-renowned sand sculptor Matt Long hosted the 5th Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival! Participants competed for a variety of prizes and awards while spectators enjoyed live music, a magic show, beach games, and more!

Blueberry Bash, Princeton, NJ

Terhune Orchards in Princeton NJ gave a sweet twist to the weekend by hosting a Blueberry Bash! This event not only let participants taste some of New Jersey’s best blueberries, it also provided live music, wagon rides, wine tastings and more!

NJ State Barbecue Championship & Blues Festival, North Wildwood, NJ 

The NJ State Barbecue Championship & Blues Festival kicked off this weekend! The 3-day festival included live cooking demonstrations, top regional & national blues acts, and delicious food!

Promenade Art Show, Cape May, NJ

Cape May acted as a curator of New Jersey’s finest crafters this weekend! Participants enjoyed the opportunity to purchase everything from jewelry to leather goods to watercolor paintings at the Promenade Art Show!

 

Full moon beach camping is now in full effect

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Full Moon Beach Camping, Seaside Heights, NJ

On July 9th, North Beach in Seaside Heights invited families to bring their own tent and camp out for the night in the sand! Participants enjoyed an all night beach party that ended with an unbeatable view of the sunrise.

 

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By the Light of the Moon, Atlantic City, NJ

On July 9th, Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City gave participants the opportunity to experience a lighthouse tour like never before! The event allowed night time climbs of the lighthouse that included snacks and beverages!

Restaurant Week, New Brunswick, NJ  

This weekend also kicked off New Brunswick’s Restaurant Week! Starting July 8th and ending July 22nd, this event is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Stop by the New Brunswick Restaurant Week website to view the list of participating restaurants and their respective special offers in honor of this event!

4th Annual Worthy Women’s Wealth Walk, Roselle, NJ 

Warinanco Park in Roselle NJ combined fun and a good cause by hosting the 4th Annual Worthy Women’s Wealth Walk! The Worthy Women’s Entrepreneurial Sisterhood is an organization that encourages feminine entrepreneurship! Participants were able to get in a good workout while supporting their own and others businesses!

Jeepers for Troopers, Hamilton, NJ 

July 9th also saw a day of fun for a good cause! The New Jersey Jeep Association organized a charity ride for the Alpha Corps Foundation.  The Alpha Corps Foundation strives to provide economic relief for the families of fallen New Jersey State Troopers.