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July 4th 2018 Recap – Hip New Jersey

Another July 4th has come and gone!  Here is a list of some  unique Independence Day events around the state in #HipNJ

50 Star Fire Show Experience, Jersey City

Snoop Dogg was the headline performer for the Fifth Annual Jersey City 4th of July Experience. In addition, the festivity had a carnival, continuous entertainment, beer gardens, and food trucks. The show ended with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci launching fireworks from multiple barges on the Hudson River.

Pier 13 Freestyle on the Hudson, Hoboken

Pier 13 Hoboken hosted the First Annual Freestyle on the Hudson. This event featured live Performances by TKA and George Lamond along with Musical Guests Anthony D, Anthony Pags and Anthony Dilauri.

Montclair 68th Annual July 4th Parade, Montclair

This year Montclair hosted its 68th annual July 4th parade with exciting performances and live entertainment. There was a parade followed by a Family Picnic in Edgemont Park and a fireworks display in the evening at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.

Oceanfest, Long Branch

It is known as the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore and regarded by some as the biggest in the entire state. Now on its 28th year, Oceanfest celebrated Independence Day with a wide variety of live performances, strolling entertainment and also magic shows. They ended off the night with another fireworks show that they claim is the best in all the Jersey Shore!

Morven Museum & Garden July 4th Jubilee, Princeton

In honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts an event to celebrate our American heritage. This year, the event included a meet and greet with George Washington and Annis Boudinot Stockton as well as demonstrations of early American domestic acts. In addition, people had a chance to create parade flags and pinwheels, listen to live bluegrass music and enjoy a variety of food trucks! 

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular – State Fair Meadowlands, East Rutherford

The State Fair Meadowlands had their Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Met Life Stadium. They had a fireworks show visible from anywhere on the State Fair Midway. Live performances included The Steve Bayner Hypnotist show and the Extreme Illusions & Escapes. They also had pig racing, sea lions, a cycle circus, petting zoo and a variety of magic shows.

Summit’s 71st Annual Fourth of July Celebration, Summit

Summit’s Fourth of July celebrated 70 years with traditions including the Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade and the Grand Fireworks Display. With the coming of another year, the Food Truck Festival was expanded and welcomed a variety of new vendors. Entertainment featured The Infernos on the main stage. Carnival rides and children’s entertainment also occurred into the night along with the opportunity to bounce all night long!

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, Wildwood

Wildwood had their annual Fireworks Spectacular yesterday on the Pine Avenue beach. Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk, it was a great time to enjoy the rides, games and stores along the boardwalk in between the special fireworks display!

Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Morristown

Morristown had their annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on the historic Morristown Green. There was also a sing-a-long with Gordon Thomas Ward, a musket salute and guided tours of a Colonial-era graveyard. 

Livingston’s 82nd Annual July 4th Celebration, Livingston

Finally, Livingston’s Celebration took place around Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive in Livingston, NJ. It included an Auto Show, Swim Karnival, Pony Rides and CBS-FM Music & Prizes. In addition, there was Pickleball, Cricket Game & Exhibition and KidZone Rides. They also offered family food and live bands in their Beer & Wine Café. They ended the night with their fireworks display.

WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 29 - JULY 1

WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 29 – JULY 1

Miss what happened over the weekend? #HipNJ has all the hot events that you missed in our weekend recap!

2018 STATE FAIR MEADOWLANDS

2018 STATE FAIR MEADOWLANDS JUNE 29 – JULY 1

State Fair Meadowlands featured a bonanza of scrumptious food from over 50 vendors across the country. The Fairgrounds also featured heart-pounding rides and the largest Kiddy Land in N.J., as well as the area’s only Sky Ride. Fairgoers were also able to experience a wide variety of attractions from having their face painted, to posing for a cartoon caricature or discovering shopping spots including jewelry, spa relaxation, sunglasses, body art, LED apparel, clothing for all ages and much more!

DAER NIGHTCLUB GRAND OPENING

DAER NIGHTCLUB GRAND OPENING JUNE 29 & 30

The new nightclub Dear opened this weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City NJ. The entertainment that was featured had the crowd dancing nonstop, while also enjoying delicious drinks.

SUNSET SATURDAY NIGHT

SUNSET SATURDAY NIGHT JUNE 30

A 4th of July Weekend Special EventSunset Saturday hosted ‘Kirill Takes Was Over Here at The Shore” with music by PS1 and Jaetnro. The event had people on their feet all night while enjoying drinks from the bar!

SHARKFEST

SHARKFEST JUNE 30

SharkFest was a shark-themed family fun festival for kids and kids at heart. The event brought dozens of interesting crafts and marine life themed vendors, snacks, & live music to the Waterfront Promenade at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Marina.

JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS

JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS JUNE 30

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo in a live performance of his Tony-nominated hit, Latin History for Morons. The show had the crowd on their feet by the end with pure entertainment in their eyes.

JP CLASSICS POOL PARTY

JP CLASSICS POOL PARTY JULY 1

Euro Ent Presented Independence Day Weekend JP Classics Pool Party! Guests were able to attend while relaxing in the pool on the hot day or mingling and drinking with people around. Entertainment was also available for people to dance around or enjoy games!

FOREVER IN YOUR MIND – THE EUPHORIC EXPERIENCE TOUR

FOREVER IN YOUR MIND – THE EUPHORIC EXPERIENCE TOUR JULY 1

Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge came back with their new EP, Euphoric. The new EP showcased a more mature sound and experimental beat while still honoring their signature sound.

They’ve spent the last two years selling out concerts across the country and seeing their social media profile soar. The boys continued their musical journey at iPlay America where they got to preform in front of thousands of guests.

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT MARINE PARK IN RED BANK

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT MARINE PARK IN RED BANK JULY 1

Guests were able to go to Marine Park in Red Bank New Jersey to listen to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra! They were also able to lay out underneath the night sky and gaze at the stars. Some people even said they heard sounds from other planets!

Recap June 15-17

Weekend Recap: June 15-17

Good thing you’re checking out #HipNJ today, because we have everything you missed over the weekend!

skimmer fest

Skimmer Festival June 16

The festival included 300 vendors, food court, live music, amusement rides and children’s activities. This festival’s name originally came from the turn-of-the-century straw hats also known as boater hats that gentlemen often wore during the summer months. The festival sold a variety of home goods, clothing, fishing gear, children’s toys, pottery and artwork.

Precious little ladies

Family Empowerment Fair June 16

Saturdays Precious Little Ladies event for family empowerment gave families practical knowledge on how to defend themselves when walking to their car late at night. Families also learned tips on how to protect their children from predators and help kids protect themselves. Families were also informed on protecting themselves on social media. And, of course, were able to shop with local vendors, face painting, and able to listen to live music!

beer and food festival

New Jersey Beer & Food Festival June 16

This ultimate beer lover’s weekend had brewed up barrels of fun and entertainment. People were able to try 200+ different craft and specialty brews, along with all you can eat delicious BBQ! Included pulled pork, homemade sausage, spit-roasted Berkshire pork and more! People could also take hot air balloon rides along with live entertainment and unique outdoor games!

princess bride

The Princess Bride June 16

This event was an inconceivable evening with Cary Elwes. Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author.

EARTHQUAKE’S FATHER’S DAY COMEDY SHOW

Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show June 17

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented a comedy sensation! Earthquake returned with his riotous Father’s Day Celebration, this year featured special guest stars Lil Duval, Karlous Miller, Chico Bean, DC Young Fly, and DeRay Davis. The show had people falling over from laughter!