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Things To Do In Bergen County On Sunday

By Kenneth Barilari

If you live in Bergen County, you know the struggle of finding something to do on Sunday. Thanks to the Blue Laws, laws designed to prohibit certain types of commercial activities on Sundays, many places are closed. So, #HipNJ has decided to put together a list of things for you Bergen County folks to do on a Sunday.

1. Visit Overpeck County Park (Leonia)
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2. Paint your own ceramics at Color Me Mine (Ridgewood, NJ)
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3. Visit Medieval Times (Lyndhurst)
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4. Go rock climbing at High Exposure Rock Climbing, Ninja Warrior & Parkour (Northvale)
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5. See a movie at Garden State Plaza (Paramus)
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6. Eat at White Manna Hamburgers, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Hackensack)
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7. Get some ice cream at Kilwins (Ridgewood)
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8. Go for a hike at Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah)
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9. Visit the Bergen County Zoo (Paramus)
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10. Relax at The Fountain Spa (Ramsey)

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11. Go bowling at Holiday Bowl (Oakland)
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12. Go ice skating at the Ice House (Hackensack)
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13. Play a round of Monster Mini Golf (Paramus)
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14. Go horseback riding at the Saddle Ridge Riding Center (Franklin Lakes)
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15. Go to the Farmer’s Market (Fort Lee)
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16. Stay home and watch some Netflix
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We hope this list helps make your Sundays a little more exciting. Enjoy!

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Taylor Swift Crashes New Jersey Wedding

By Kenneth Barilari

A New Jersey couple got the surprise of a lifetime at their wedding on Saturday.

Taylor Swift surprised newlyweds Max Singer and Kenya Smith by showing up to their wedding and serenading them with an acoustic version of her hit song “Blank Space.”

Max’s sister Ali had contacted Swift months back asking the singer if she would attend the wedding. The idea came after the passing of her and Max’s mother. Max and Kenya held a private ceremony in his mother’s hospital room so she could be present for his wedding. “Blank Space” was the soundtrack to their mother-son dance.

The wedding took place at Brant Beach Yacht Club in Ship Bottom, New Jersey.

Guests have taken to Twitter and Facebook to post videos of the superstar performing at the reception.


Swift took time to pose for photographs with the bride and groom, as well as their families.


The singer even posted some of the photos on her official Instagram page.

Third wheel ?

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Congratulations Max and Kenya!!

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on


Swift gave the couple a personalized card with her lyrics “So it’s gonna be forever,” written in watercolors and the wedding date underneath. Surrounding the lyrics is a floral circle, with the names of the bride and groom on each side.


The wedding’s DJ Mike Klebacher took to Facebook to share his feelings about the singer’s attendance. “I’m so happy for our wedding couple, and am enamored for Taylor doing this for such a great reason. Wow!” he said.

Brant Beach Yacht Club shared on Facebook, “We always knew BBYC weddings were special.” They then congratulated the newlyweds.

Thanks to Taylor, this couple’s special day became even more magical. It’s a love story, and Taylor Swift just said yes.

Muhammad Ali Starts Our Weekend Recap

Friday, June 3rd

As the life of the great Muhammad Ali is celebrated worldwide, New Jersey citizens remember his time spent here. The legendary sports figure owned a home in Cherry Hill in the early 1970s with his family. Built in 1965, the 6,688-square-foot residence includes five bedrooms, five baths, a pool and a tennis court.



Saturday, June 4th

Fans are still buzzing over Taylor Swift’s surprise appearance at couple Max Singer and Kenya Smith’s wedding in Brant Beach. The events unfolded as a result of Singer’s sister reaching out to Swift months ago explaining that their mother had passed in a hospital room after the couple tied the knot just so that she would see it. Swift performed a piano version of “Blank Space,” the same song that Singer danced to with his mother in the hospital room, and stayed after for some pictures and wedding fun.

The ninth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic took place at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Attendees of the event were invited to view a game of polo while picnicking on the lawn. Celebrity appearances included Rose Byrne, Jaimie Alexander, Michael B. Jordan and Elizabeth Olsen.

The Once Upon A Time Official Convention came to Whippany at the Marriot Hanover as part of the convention’s inaugural series. The popular TV show tells the story of various fairytale characters who land in a fictional town in Maine and are stripped of their powers. High ratings prompted the show to hold this convention in order for its fans to immerse themselves in the “Once Upon A Time” universe and to interact with the shows stars.

The seventh annual New Jersey Renaissance Faire held its festivities for the second of three weekends in Bordentown Township. The theme of weekend 2: time travelling.

Thinking of becoming a Viking shield maiden ?

A photo posted by Wendy Ringel (@wendyringel) on

Sunday, June 5th

New Jersey had some awesome representation nationwide. Miss New Jersey, 24-year-old Jessielyn Palumbo from Wayne, strutted her stuff in Las Vegas at the Miss USA pageant. Akash Modi, a Stanford University gymnast and Morganville native is a contender for the approaching Summer Olympic Games after finishing fourth overall at the P&G National Championships in Hartford, CT.

The annual Hot 97 Summer Jam returned to Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford. Despite warnings of inclement weather that lead to early cancellations, the event went on with a delayed main stage show. Performers included A$AP Rocky, Bryson Tiller and Big Sean – crowd favorite and Snapchat superstar DJ Khaled was also in attendance. The show was topped off with a last-minute appearance by Kanye West.

The phrase doesn’t lie: New Jersey is stronger than the storm. Following Sunday’s inclement weather, Jersey Shore Hurricane News challenged its Instagram followers to share their best post-storm shots using the #jshn hashtag.