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HipNJ’s Weekend Recap 6/14-6/16

Father’s day happened this past weekend, and the Garden State was ready to party! Let’s check out our #weekendrecap

First off, the Tri-County Fair offered a ton of fun for the entire family, taking place from June 13 to June 16. The Rockaway-based fair included carnival attractions, rides, games, live music, fireworks, and more, all at Morris County’s Christ Church. Treats such as Coldstone Ice Cream, zeppoles, and fried Oreo’s made the event a satisfying time for those with a sweet tooth and rides like the Sky Hawk excited the daredevils. Local bands displayed their talent and America’s Got Talent illusionist Jay Mattioli showed us what he could do!

The annual JEEP invasion took the beach by storm this weekend! This sandy bash took place just off the Wildwood boardwalk and was a featured all sorts of Jeep activities, such as an obstacle course. There was even an opportunity to show off your Jeep to professional car judges and a raffle to keep things exciting!

Inspired by the Whitechapel District of London, the Long Branch Bazaar brought art to life. Local makers of food, drink, jewelry, music, photography, and much more had the opportunity to sell their product at the two day event. Ideas were shared and laughs were had as homemade items were sold.

The annual Raritan Native American Heritage Pow Wow took place in East Brunswick the later half of this past weekend. This family friendly event celebrated Native Americans with dancers, singers, and artists from across the Americas. Food and drink was had as stereotypes were broken through education.

Last but not least, the New Jersey Beer and Food Festival took place at the Crystal Springs Resort. On Saturday, the huge event included the tasting of over 200 beers, live music from Lima Bean Riot, and activities like axe throwing. Guests also took to the green for an eighteen hole contest and the chance to meet EPSN’s Chris Canty.

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund

A Day at MetLife Stadium with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund recently invited fifty special families to experience MetLife Stadium as a VIP for its annual Stadium Tour & Sundae Blitz! Attendees of this once-in-a-lifetime experience got to roam the New York Giants locker room, try on equipment, and posed for photos wearing Super Bowl rings.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, founded in 1996 in honor of former Boston College football player Jay McGillis by legendary NFL head coach Tom Coughlin, helps families tackle childhood cancer by providing financial, emotional and practical support. Since its inception, it has granted $11 million to 5,000 families with children suffering from cancer. #HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with some of the members that make up this vibrant community.

“Our slogan is that we want to “Be There” for families,” explains Mary Jane Pulzello, program director for the foundation. “We want to give them a couple hours to forget about cancer and have fun.”

One of the standout children on hand was Patrick Baumann, winner of two college scholarships by the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and the New York Giants. Patrick recently graduated from Fordham Preparatory School in New York City where he was a co-captain of the Varsity Squash team. Patrick was born three days prior to the attacks on 9/11 and has lived his whole life just a few blocks from Ground Zero. In 2009, he was diagnosed with Stage IV Wilm’s Tumor.

“I’m so appreciative of the Jay Fund’s support and the opportunities they provide,” says Patrick, who will be attending Penn State University in the fall (cancer-free!)

For more information and to donate to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, visit TCJayFund.org.

Mizz Lula- High Lights Event Makeup Artist

The chance to learn straight from the best beauty artists has never
 been this accessible before! The High Lights Event is pulling together beauty experts from all different fields to teach you everything they know. This beauty professionals event is happening on June 24th at Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. The High Lights Event is the first ever networking event featuring make-up artists, wig stylists, color specialists, workshops, and much more. 


One of the many talented professionals features at the event is Mizz Lula, who has flourished as an influencer and makeup artist.
She has a dedicated following with over 184+k, and her impact has
reached various people who are attempting to learn new tricks in
this booming industry.


As a Spanish speaking influencer, Lula has become an international
makeup artist traveling around the globe stretching from the Bronx
to her home country of Dominican Republic. Proving that her impact has no boundaries, she has taken part of classes in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Boston, Queens to  right here in Montclair, New Jersey.


Recently, Lula hosted a sold-out workshop to teach different makeup styles and interact with fans craving to learn new techniques. She’s crafted several live-make up tutorials on Instagram as an accessible way to show off her impressive skills. Lula also holds a strong belief in women empowerment, often encouraging her followers to believe in themselves and their dreams.


At the upcoming event you will have the opportunity to meet this
global artist, where she will teach you how to reach the masses with
proper online exposure and leave you doing makeup like a
professional artist all on your very own.


To learn more about Mizz Lula you can check her out on social media and get tickets to see her here