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Puppy Costume Parade + Family Fall Festival!

As you all know, halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade! This is an event for the WHOLE family to enjoy, puppies included! It will take place at Pier Village, along the oceanfront boardwalk on Saturday, October 27th

Although the costumed puppies will definitely be the highlight of the event, there will be activities for the rest of the family to enjoy as well! The Festival will include bouncy rides, a costumed puppy parade, arts and crafts, touch a truck, craft vendors, a kids costume parade, Fresh Farmers and Makers Market, shopping, food and drink specials at local restaurants, and more!  A DJ will be present as well, along with costumed characters!

You will also be able to take the kiddies trick or treating throughout the shops of Pier Village and their Chamber of Commerce trailer and the Bungalow Hotel! They’ll love the idea of early trick or treating! The Pooch Parade will begin at 12pm, with the line-up happening at 11:30am. The Kids Costume Parade will begin at 2pm. The entire festival will go on from 11am-4pm

This is a cute and fun event for families or even groups of friends. Pier Village is looking to break last year’s 400-person record, and we know they can with #HipNj‘s help! 

See you there!

 

 

“Pac The House” Second Season at HACPAC

The Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance and the City of Hackensack are proud and excited to announce the return of the “PAC The House” at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). This is the second season of the event, set to include John Pizzarelli, Elijah Bland, Amy Helm, Flor De Toloache and Marc Cohn

On Friday, October 5th, John Pizzarelli, a Paterson Native, starts the series off. Pizzarelli has over 20 solo albums, and has also performed on songs by Paul McCartney, James Taylor and Rosemary Clooney. In the recent years, he’s toured North America, South America, Asia and Europe, performing shows centered on Frank Sinatra’s centennial, the songs of Johnny Mercer, Paul McCartney and Nat King Cole. 

Elijah Bland is next, on Saturday, November 3rd. Bland is a self taught musician, who began playing the piano at 5 years old. He found his own voice, which led him to become an independent recording artist. Bland has performed at B.B. King Blues Club, SOB’s, 54 Below, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and DC’s historic Howard Theater with artists like  Stanley Clarke, Yolanda Adams, Lenny Williams and George Duke.

On Saturday, February 2nd, Amy Helm takes the stage. Amy is a singer-songwriter who served in her father Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band, as a backing musician. Amy is currently about to release her second solo album, “This Too Shall Light”, on Sept. 21 and tours year-round. 

Then, on Saturday, March 9th, the all-female Mariachi band, Flor de Toloache, will be performing. The band is named after the flower used in Mexico as a love potion and was formed a decade ago. Their critically-acclaimed debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination in 2015 and they are currently touring in support of their latest album “Las Caras Lindas.” 

Finally, on Saturday, April 6th, Grammy-winner Marc Cohn closes out this year’s “PAC The House” series. The singer-songwriter hit the music scene in the 90s when his debut album went Platinum. His most recent work, “Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities,” was released in 2016 and he has toured recently with Michael McDonald. 

This event is sure to include some first-class entertainment that you do not want to miss! Tickets are on sale now. Get ready to see these artists “PAC the House”!

 

Empire City Casino

Fun Fall Festivities All Season Long at Empire City Casino in Yonkers

Hip New Jersey is heading to Empire City Casino this fall when the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination hosts an assortment of fall festivities for everyone to enjoy.

Just a short drive away, Empire City Casino is easily accessible via car or by purchasing a line-run package that includes a food voucher and free play offer when you join the casino’s free membership, the Empire Club. The casino offers free, self-parking, or you can valet for a nominal fee and enhance your experience with easy access straight into the casino.

Get ready to cheer on New Jersey on Sunday, 9/16 at the second annual Food Truck Mash-Up, a celebration of the best food trucks from New York versus the best New Jersey has to offer. Dine on a smorgasbord of delicious delicacies while enjoying live entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of activities & fun for the whole family. Tickets are on-sale now starting at just $5. 

On Thursday, 9/27 the battle of the wings returns for the second annual Wingfest. The event will be ‘amazewing’ with hot wings and cold beer. Get ‘sauced’ on all-you-can-eat chicken wings prepared by more than a dozen area restaurants. Tickets start at just $55 and include all food & beverage along with $10 free play. Get yours today here.

Travel the world without ever leaving the country at the International Trot, taking place on Saturday, 10/13. The finest trotters from across the globe converge on Yonkers with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. Will Italy return to defend their title? Come dressed in your country’s colors and enjoy International delights in the trackside Beer Garden, featuring a performance by The Nerds.

For more on events happening at Empire City Casino, including comedy shows, late-night bowling, and free live music, check out empirecitycasino.com.