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Recap: NCAA Final Four Party at Jersey City’s Harborside Venue

The Harborside in Jersey City hosted a party for the finale of March Madness and #HipNJ has the scoop on all of the action.

On Saturday March 31st, the trendy venue broadcast the NCAA Final Four on 20-foot screens for attendees who are die-hard basketball fans. For more sports action, guests enjoyed fun games including beer pong, cornhole, giant chess in addition to music that played all night long!

The Lutze – Harborside’s waterfront biergarten – provided a full bar for the event. Popular food vendors included Piggyback Bar, Glazed & Confused, Cheezen, Canteen to Go, Pizza Vita, Chavas Empanadas, Salt and Seed, Incrediballs, and more.

Although March Madness has concluded, the Harborside in Jersey City regularly hosts great local events, like the upcoming JC Beer Fest on Saturday April 21st.

Be sure to keep coming back to HipNewJersey.com for more great events and coverage on trendy happenings around the state!

Sara Reynolds on Across The Floor

#HipNJ spoke with Sara Reynolds, owner of Across the Floor School of Dance & Gymnastics, about their upcoming breakdancing competition.

Reynolds started the Woodbridge studio with her best friend Cheryl Corej. “We grew up dancing in a studio together since we were four, and now we’ve opened own dance studio together.”

Across The Floor is not your typical dance studio. Rather, they offer both traditional and specialty classes. One on-the-rise speciality class offered would be breakdancing. “We brought breakdancing to the studio a few years ago and are expanding on bringing it to the community,” Reynolds stated.

On February 4th, the studio is hosting the first-ever, youth-only breakdancing competition in Middlesex County. The event will feature three prominent people in the B-boy and B-girl community: famed Korean B-boy Ookie, nationally ranked B-girl J La-ROC and world’s top 100 B-boy Mikey.

Interested participants can sign-up the day of the event.  Prizes will be awarded to first place in multiple categories. 

For more information on Across The Floor, click here.

Immaculate Conception High School Gala Dinner

The annual Immaculate Conception High School Gala Dinner took place at the Estate at Florentine Gardens to celebrate this year’s Hall of Fame and Women of Distinction honorees.

 The gala, which benefited academic excellence and student tuition support, honored and showcased outstanding individuals for their commitment to ICHS. “The award recipients are history makers, dreamers, and believers in the mission and core values of ICHS,” shared Joseph R. Azzolino, President/Principal. 

The evening also featured “Shooting Star” awards. The Shooting Star Award was created to spotlight current ICHS students for their amazing energy, creative spirit, and unwavering commitment to the Felician Core Values. The students who received the award were Seniors, Gabriella Cano, Maria Elisa Escobar, and Renee King; Juniors, Abigail Matejko-Lima and Meaghan Reck; and Sophomores, Danielle Sancilio and Alanna Wunsch.

As a special surprise, the night’s highest honor, The Centennial Award, was presented to Sister M. Virginia Tomasiak, CSSF, past ICHS principal and dear friend of the school. 

“So many people have put heart and soul into ICHS and to honor them as well as our Felician Sisters was just magical.  It is heartwarming to know that there are so many kind souls in the world.  ICHS is truly blessed and we are already looking forward to next year’s gala celebration,” Azzolino said.

Immaculate Conception High School educates and transforms students into young women of competence, compassion, and commitment in a Catholic Felician-Franciscan tradition of leadership and service. To learn more, click here.