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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.

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Metro Rahway Food Truck Festival

The #HipNJ Street Team attended Metro Rahway’s March Madness Festival and BBQ Competition to promote Local Rahway and all it has to offer!

What originally started off as an idea for a food truck festival, transformed into a citywide event. This March Madness themed day was filled with something for everyone. From basketball games, bounce houses, face painting and a balloon artist all the way to BBQ cook-offs and a beer tent.

Food trucks and vendors filled the streets offering every kid of food imaginable. Empanadas, surf and turf, flat breads, pulled pork and smoked ribs were only a few of the mouth-watering options to choose from. Mike Peeler, a chef for BBQ Beer Buddies, shared with us his thoughts. “This is awesome! Great venue, great people, looking forward to coming back next year already.”

Hip New Jersey’s Street Team was set up with a table and giveaways. Over 100 people signed up for the chance to win hip experiences around downtown Rahway. This gave us an opportunity to meet and talk with some of our biggest fans.

Thankfully the snow from the previous day didn’t put a damper on all that was planned. Mayor Samson Steinman proclaimed, “The turnout is great but all of our events in Rahway turn out great!”

To find out more about Metro Rahway, their brand new luxury apartments and everything else this upcoming community has to offer, visit MetroRahway.com.

Just Jersey Food Festival

#TBT: Just Jersey Food Festival!

Over the summer, #HipNJ got a taste of the Just Jersey Food Festival! Over 20 food trucks & others have  assembled at the County College of Morris with hundreds of #NJFoodies at the #foodscene.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino had the chance to speak to some of the #hippest #foodtruck owners, chefs & attendees from around the #GardenState like John Hepner (owner of Aroy-D The Thai Elephant Truck), Lawrence Rosenberg (Executive Chef of Bacon Bites Inc.),  Josh Ulmer (Owner of Peace.Love.Pops), and Samuel Pena (co-owner of Via Rove – women’s clothing),

From pre-breakfast starters, to cheese curds, to Thai food, empanadas & everything bacon, the Just Jersey Food Festival was a major gourmet hit in support of local businesses and charities! #FoodTruck Festivals have always been a good excuse to eat & #HipNewJersey looks forward to next years’ fest!

For more information visit JustJerseyFest.com