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National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

By: Andrea Fasciano

The lethargic winter months have finally cleared out of New Jersey and the months that we all scream for ice cream have finally arrived! To kick off the much anticipated warm weather, we celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream day on June 7th. Here are some fabulous ice cream parlors around the Garden State to help you observe and celebrate this day!

1. Van Dyk’s Ice Cream, Ridgewood New Jersey

 

Checking out the new hood the best way we know how ? #mdw2016

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2. Conrad’s Confectionery

 

Make today super, with our Super Sundae! You can pick your choice of ice cream and topping! ?? #conradsconfectionery #icecream #sundae #delicious

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3. Cookman Creamery, Asbury Park New Jersey

 

Our newest vegan flavor: THIN MINT COOKIE! #vegan #thinmint #icecream #vegansofig #whatveganseat #chocolate

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Vegan Mochaccino soft serve on a gluten-free cone #asburypark #cookmancreamery #veganicecream #mochaccino #glutenfree

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4. Ice Cream Charlie’s, Rutherford New Jersey

 

Enjoying chocolate chocolate chip ice cream

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5. Petrucci’s Dairy Barn in Piscataway, New Jersey

 

There’s layers to this ish. #HappyNationalIceCreamDay #chocolate #bam #simplicity @petruccis_inside_scoop

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6. South Street Creamery & Cafe in Morristown New Jersey

 

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7. Four Boys Ice Cream Shop in Englishtown New Jersey

 

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8. OWowCow Creamery in Lambertville, New Jersey

 

We go together like Sweet Honey Cream and I Hate Chocolate ❤️?❤️?❤️?

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It’s a love/hate relationship. {feat. our classic #ihatechocolate}

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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 ?

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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.

Jolie Della Valle

Children’s Book Author Jolie Della Valle

Meet the rising star of Wayne, NJ, children’s book author, Jolie Della Valle!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino chatted with Jolie in none other than Long Shot Productions, LLC’s studio. Jolie is the proud author of an award winning children’s book, “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants.”

Writing an interactive children’s book is not what Jolie has always planned on doing. As an alumna of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she explains that her children’s clothing line actually led her to write the book.

“I have a children’s clothing line, and all of the outfits have ant prints on them and say “I have ants in my pants.” I want children to embrace the “ants in their pants,” which is their silliness and positive energy, so I wrote this book to drive that message home.”

Since the publication of the book, Jolie has been on tour in the Tri-state area visiting Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Libraries. She reads to the students, dances and sings with them, and performs interactive songs on her ukulele. Jolie recently visited schools in Mahwah, Wayne and Fairfield, NJ.

Want Jolie to visit your classroom? Schedule a fun school visit for Summer or Fall 2016 on ILoveAntsInThePants.com!

Also visit the website to purchase “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants” book and of course, Ants in the Pants apparel to go along with the book!

For more on Jolie Della Valle, follow her on Twitter @LoveandAnts.