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Hudson Yoga Project Offers Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship

Hudson Yoga Project, a vinyasa yoga studio in Hoboken, is offering a scholarship opportunity for their upcoming 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training summer intensive! Look no further for more information, because #HipNJ has the insider scoop!

Hudson Yoga Project’s summer intensive teacher training offers students and aspiring teachers the opportunity to deepen their yoga practice.  The program even gives participants the opportunity to become certified yoga teachers in just four weeks! 

The program, which runs from July 10th to August 4th, focuses on intelligent sequencing and precise alignment.  Furthermore, the program incorporates the study of breathing techniques, meditation, authentic teaching methodology and the business of yoga.

A core belief of the Hudson Yoga Project is commitment to community and the HYP Scholarship Program is their way of showcasing the importance of this value! The scholarship will be given to a candidate who demonstrates a financial need as well as a desire to use yoga to better their own life and the lives of those around them.

The winner of the scholarship will receive a full scholarship for the 200-Hour Teacher Training! Upon completion of their training, they will become a certified yoga instructor! 

For more information on requirements and registration, click here.

 

Olivella Italian Restaurant’s Opening Party

#HipNJ has details on Olivella, a new Italian cuisine restaurant in North Bergen, and on its opening party on Friday, March 10th. The event was a huge hit, with many influential NJ residents in attendance. North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Executive Chef/Partner Salvatore Olivella kicked off the event with a ribbon cutting to unveil the new spot. Some special guests, including Cliffside and Edgewater Mayors, and Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, Robyn Levy and Christina Flores, were also in attendance.

The party started off with DJ Pacheco of New Line Entertainment setting the scene while Chef/Partner Salvatore Olivella, one of the country’s top pizza makers, passed out his specialty brick oven pizzas and many of the menu’s antipasti, pasta, and entrees.

Salvatore Olivella, a native of Naples, Italy, has established a resume for himself that is truly impressive. He co-owns Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana, a group of four restaurants located in Dallas, Texas. He also has consulted for many top pizza spots in New York, including Marta, the Serafina Group, L’asso, Numero 28, and more. The 50-seat restaurant was built with a wood-burning pizza oven as the centerpiece, and the rear dining room is flooded with natural light through a glass roof.

His menu includes many different Italian dishes, such as…
Sushi di Parma, housemade fior di latte cheese wrapped in prosciutto di San Daniele
Gnocchi Alla Romagnola with porcini, fresh truffle in a Pinot Grigio sauce
Farfalle di Olivella, bowtie pasta sautéed with smoked Norwegian salmon, shallots, vodka and salmon caviar
Pollo alla Valdostana, chicken breast sautéed with wild mushrooms, prosciutto and fontina sauce
Filet Mignon al Barolo with porcini mushrooms
Costoletta di Vitello Milanese, thinly pounded veal that’s breaded and served on the bone, topped with salad and parmigiano

The wood fired pizzas are Neapolitan traditional pies made with the highest quality house-made fresh mozzarella, imported San Marzano tomatoes from Italy, ‘nduja (spicy spreadable pork sausage from Calabria), spicy soppressata (dry salami) and spicy honey. The tomatoes are imported San Marzano DOP certified tomatoes from Italy. The Don Maradona Snow White is made with fresh ricotta, housemade fior di latte cheese, garlic, oregano and extra virgin olive oil. Olivella also gets creative with his Frank Sinatra pizza, which is topped with burrata, bresaola, arugula, and lemon dressing. Another creation of his is the Agrodolce Olivella, a sweet and sour marriage of housemade fior di latte, gorgonzola, pear, parmigiano, walnuts and honey. The menu also offers calzones, such as their Classico or La Vesuviana. The Classico is made with mozzarella, ricotta and San Marzano tomatoes. The La Vesuviana is half calzone and half customer’s choice of pizza.

Next time you’re in North Bergen or neighboring towns, make sure to check out Olivella’s new Italian dining experience! Check out www.olivellanj.com and follow @olivellarestaurant on Instagram for more details.

Here are some more photos of #HipNJ’s finest at Olivella’s Opening Party:

Waterside Restaurant & Catering

Dinner with a view, don’t mind if we do!

Waterside Restaurant and Catering is located in North Bergen on the Hudson River, with a beautiful view of the New York City Skyline. Not only is it an everyday eatery, but it is also a bar and lounge with two polished dance floors in the party rooms upstairs for all your event needs. From weddings to baby showers, benefits and company launch parties, Waterside hosts it all. They have years of valuable experience, which will leave you satisfied with your pick of the night.

Peter Falzo sat with Waterside’s Leslie Lovett to sample many of the Mediterranean-inspired, Zagat-rated dishes offered by Waterside’s excellent executive chef team.  After watching, we’re sure you’ll be calling them (201-861-7767) for the soonest reservation!

For more information, visit their website.