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Jumpin’ Jamie Makes Pop Punk Debut

New Jersey based Jumpin’ Jamie AKA Jamie Theurich has released his energetic debut family album Kookie, inspired by the pop punk music that shaped his own childhood. #HipNJ has the scoop on this artist on the rise!

Up until recently Jumpin’ Jamie has been best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at New Jersey’s Field Station: Dinosaurs, but with the release of Kookie the pop rocker dives head first into the kindie scene with this bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection. 

Kookie features 12 original songs heavily influenced by the bands that provided the soundtrack to Jamie’s youth; Green Day, REM, The Beatles, Weezer, Northern Irish band Ash and more. The collection is an honest labor of love from a die-hard music fan. Catchy songs with quick tempos and interesting lyrics are what piqued Jamie’s youthful curiosity and made him a devoted listener in his formative years. Now as a grown-up and a dad, these elements populate his first collection for today’s youth. 

Some familiar kid friendly themes on the album include astronauts, haunted houses, healthy living, being a good sport, loving our planet and of course dinosaurs. Jamie approaches his subjects with a childlike inquisitive mind and takes them to an energy level that the kids will respond to. “I hope to inspire kids to be compassionate, to think for themselves, and pursue whatever interests they have whether it be an astronaut, paleontologist, ghost hunter, or anything else they could imagine,” Jamie says.

The album is backed by 5 different producers including Marty Beller and Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants) and John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail) and features over 40 special guests. 

Kookie is available everywhere now. For details on upcoming performances and to learn more, click here.

But wait…there’s more!

Want to see Jumpin’ Jamie on tour? A tour of NJ libraries presented by New Jersey’s Field Station: Dinosaurs has just been announced. Check out the dates below.

farmly

Farmly Opens in Sea Girt

From NJ native and chef James Avery, Farmly is a new restaurant in Sea Girt serving convenient, high quality meats and home-style sides, meant to be enjoyed in or taken home. #HipNJ has the scoop on this brand new eatery!

Farmly Neighborhood Kitchen was founded in 2018 by chef James Avery to bring nourishing food from “farm to family” with soulful home cooking in between. Serving slow-cooked meats, home-style sides and options for every diet, they aim to raise the bar in every area of dining.

All of Farmly’s food is prepared thoughtfully by chefs with premium and purposeful ingredients from farmers who share their values of wholesomeness and authenticity.

Click here to check out the menu, and be sure to try it out!

Father's Day

Celebrating Father’s Day in #HipNJ

Father’s Day is here!  Whether you want to have a day out with the man of the hour or spend it at home, #HipNJ has got you covered! Here is your New Jersey guide to Father’s Day.

Going Out

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts presents Seussical Jr. at the Hudson Theatre in Hoboken. Tickets are free for dads on Sunday!

Have a delicious Italian meal with the family at Peter’s of Millburn! Check out the menu here.

Head over to iPlay America in Freehold for some family fun.  Plus, dads can ride and eat for free! Download your voucher here.

Visit Amazing Escape Room in Montclair and make your way out of a staged set filled with props, clues, locks and riddles. Dads get in for free on Sunday!

Enjoy the warm weather and head over to Oceanport for Father’s Day at the Racetrack. There will be live music and a Father’s Day Beer Garden!

Staying In

Don’t want to leave the house? Get some snacks and binge-watch  Cobra Kai! Jersey Boy Daniel LaRusso is back in the YouTube Red show based on The Karate Kid film series, taking place 34 years after the original film.

Make one of NJ’s own celebrity chef David Burke‘s favorite recipes. These may be a bit of a challenge, but the effort will be worth it!

Gift Inspiration 

Brooklyn Pizza TourUse promo code “DADLUVSPIZZA” at checkout from now through June 17th and you’ll receive $5 off each ticket. 

So many great artists are coming to NJ venues this summer, so get your dad some tickets to see his favorite at the Prudential Center! U2 will be there on June 29!

Pick up a delish ice cream cake for the Dad with a sweet tooth at Torico Ice Cream in Jersey City!

#HipNJ’s Cutest Tell NBC’s Lester Holt About Their Father’s Day Plans

If all else fails, get some Daddy’s Day inspiration from Watchung Elementary School (Montclair) students! They were recently interviewed by NBC Nightly News about why they love their #1 guy.

View the clip here: