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HIPNJ’S Weekend Recap 6/7-6/9

This past weekend held a lot of sensational events in the Garden State area!

To start off, #HipNJ had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the NY #DenimDaysFestival, held across the river at the Metropolitan Pavilion! The event took place over two days, with Sunday hosting the 18th Street festival! There was live music, street yoga, fashion shows, discussion panels, and more- all relating to denim attire!

This weekend also presented the 73rd Tony Awards. Though it didn’t take place in New Jersey, there was a Ridgewood native that made headlines at the show. Ali Stroker, known for her Broadway roles and appearance on the Glee Project, became the first person in a wheelchair to ever win the coveted trophy! Beyond inspirational!

June kicked off its 2nd huge Pride event on Sunday, the North Jersey Pride festival, which took place at Maplewood’s Memorial Park. The festival held performances by local talent, offered delicious local cuisines, kid-friendly play zones, and hosted vendors selling rainbow gear and other goodies!

Plenty of LGBTQ events are scheduled this month throughout the state! Click here to check out which one is happening near your hometown!

The College of New Jersey held the Special Olympics 2019 Summer Games, the largest competition of the year! The 3-day event had participants compete in bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and swimming, just to name a few! There were about 2,500 local athletes participating in the games!

Other honorable mentions that took place include: The Jersey City Jazz festival, AnimeNEXT convention in Atlantic City, Frenchtown’s NJ Kennel Dog show and the Meadowland’s Battle of the Best Burger!

Garden State Summer Music Scene

Summer is almost here, and the sound of live music will soon fill our ears! This year, New Jersey will be graced with multiple outdoor music festivals to attend.

Hot 97’s Summer Jam  kicked off the New Jersey summer music scene last night. Some of the biggest names in hip hop, like Cardi B, Meek Mill, and Migos took the stage with amazing  performances. 

Looking for the next hot ticket? Here are some picks of what’s coming to New Jersey!

A familiar face, Warped Tour, will be making a weekend pit stop on the Atlantic City beach for their 25th Anniversary on June 29 and 30. Last year, former attendees had to say goodbye to their beloved tour, who would usually take over PNC Arts Center, when creator Kevin Lyman decided to pull the plug after 24 years.

Fortunately, Lyman decided to bring back the festival for three exclusive dates, one of them to be hosted on the Jersey Shore.

Atlantic City’s unique roster includes a bunch of emo and ska favorites, that you will appreciate if you were a teen in the early 2000’s! Popular acts include Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, Simple Plan, The Used and 60-plus other artists. The two-day packaged tickets have since sold out, yet individual day passes are still available!

To close out the season, the sold-out Sea Hear Now festival will be making their sophomore appearance upon the Asbury Park beach, on September 21 and 22. Dave Matthews Band and the Lumineers are set to headline the show, with support from the B52’s, Joan Jett and New Jersey’s own Bad Religion.

Between sets, attendees can watch professional surfers hit the waves or admire the pop-up art galleries. They can also enjoy delicious local eats from MOGO, Tony’s Italian Sausage and a dozen more options!

Are none of those your jam? Other Garden state festivals include the Jersey City Jazz festival and the Stone Pony’s own Stoked for Summer concert series.