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HIP NJ’S WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 8-10

Miss out on a full event weekend in New Jersey? Thats ok because #HipNJ has got you covered on what you missed this weekend!

Tony Award Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Receives Special Tony Award June 10

Bruce Springsteen made a rare television appearance Sunday night to perform during the 72nd annual ceremony where he was given a Special Tony Award for his ongoing engagement Springsteen on Broadway, which has had a sold-out run. Fellow icon Billy Joel took the stage to give him the award.

Lighthouse international film festival

Lighthouse International Film Festival June 8-10

The Lighthouse Film Festival hit Long Beach Island, NJ this weekend! This years film festival featured shorts, documentaries and family films, as well as panel discussions with leading film industry professionals, and featured films. The festival celebrates four days of new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island’s historic Barnegat Lighthouse.

OMIRI and Brigada Víctor Jara

OMIRI and Brigada Víctor Jara World Music June 8

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented an evening of traditional and cutting-edge Portuguese folk music, featuring a double-bill of that country’s most exciting musical acts: the venerable folk ensemble Brigada Víctor Jara, and OMIRI, a cutting-edge project that mixed rural traditions with today’s urban culture.

West Side Eats

West Side Eats June 9-10

More than 20 eateries were able to set up shop on the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 and offer a sampling of the local fare. Guests were able to hear live music and enjoy the waterfront while eating and drinking al fresco from popular Hell’s Kitchen haunts.

POUR INTO SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival June 9-10

The Pour Into Summer Wine festival was back for their 7th year, and was held at a new location, Veterans Bicenteninal Park in Beach Haven. Festival goers were able to relax while enjoying the sampling and purchasing of 200 refreshing NJ wines, live music, shop artisan crafters works, as well as eat some of the delicious foods served up by local restaurants.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Strawberry Festival June 9-10

Strawberry Festival Weekend was filled with activities, attractions, vendors, food, and lots of family fun. People that attended were able to pick as many strawberries as they wanted and have fun in their brand new activities area!

World Dog Expo 2018 June 9-10

This spectacular event celebrated dogs everywhere on a large–scale, cutting-edge multimedia format. With multiple stages, attendees were able to enjoy caliber events. The World Dog Experience provided opportunities for dogs and their human parents to participate together in sports, education, training and other bonding experiences. The show worked to promote dog rescue, fostering, and adoption!

WILDWOOD BEER FEST

Wildwood Beer Fest June 9

The beer tasting event celebrated the art of locally brewed craft beer. Guests were able to access 100+ brewed beers, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food, craft vendors and special exhibits!

7TH ANNUAL TRICKY TRAY “ONE NIGHT ON BROADWAY”

7th Annual Tricky Tray “One Night On Broadway” June 9

The fundraising event featured over 200 baskets of fabulous prizes including smart TVs, designer bags, vacation getaways and much more. Guests were able to try out their luck on the electronic wheel, designer pocketbook game, gift card apron, calendar board and other fun games!

#HipNJ Visits San Francisco

This Memorial Day Weekend, #HipNJ visited San Francisco! Below is a breakdown of the action-packed trip.

We arrived at our hotel late on Friday night, so the adventure began Saturday morning. We took a five minute stroll from our hotel and quickly found ourselves in Chinatown. This was so cool! So many shops selling beautiful jade bracelets, and so many places to get some delicious bubble tea. The area’s culture was breathtaking, and it was a great learning experience.

Later, we decided to head over to Fisherman’s Wharf via one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars. We held on as we made our way down the busy streets, wind in our faces. Once we got there, we were overwhelmed by the amount of shops and the gorgeous views.

A standout of the trip would have to be the sea lions resting at Pier 39. They were so cute, bringing smiles to everyone’s faces.

The next day, we went on a tour of Alcatraz, which was once a maximum high-security federal prison. The tour was educational, but also gave us the creeps! We got to walk into a solitary confinement cell and see where these dangerous criminals spent all their time.

Something we were dying to try was In-N-Out Burger, which we don’t have in the Garden State. We waited on line, anticipation building, and finally received our burgers and “animal style” fries. The verdict? Good, but Shake Shack takes the cake.

Last, we took a hike up to see the Golden Gate Bridge. We were greeted with one of the most beautiful views we’ve ever seen. The picture can speak for itself. We walked the bridge after, which made us feel better about skipping the gym.

The trip was short, but definitely sweet. San Francisco has so much to offer, we look forward to going again!

Michael’s Mission 8th Annual Gala Recap

#HipNJ is proud to share that Michael’s Mission’s 8th Annual Gala was a huge success. The gala was held at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in New York on March 16th.

The organization was able to raise nearly $600,000. The proceeds from the event will go towards national-reach programs, education and research initiatives. Michael’s Mission was able to have close to 500 of its friends, supporters and patients attend the benefit.

Eric Roppa was the winner of the raffle. Roppa won two tickets to the concert of his choice at Nassau Coliseum.

The event had many honorees in attendance. The honoree of the night was Donna M. Introcaso-Allison, who earned the 2017 Leadership Award. The Gala awarded Kristen McRedmond for her advocacy for colon and rectal cancer. Joe Orlando received a Mentorship Award for his work with diagnosed patients. Karen Walsh was given The Hope Award for patient outreach and awareness.

#HipNJ and Michael’s Mission are looking forward to the 9th annual Gala.