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weekend recap aug 3 - 5

HIPNJ’S WEEKEND RECAP: AUGUST 3-5

Planned on going to a few events this weekend but got too busy to attend them all? #HipNJ has got you covered in this weeks weekend recap!

just peachy festival

JUST PEACHY FESTIVAL – AUGUST 4 & 5

The weekend was filled with plenty of activities for kids, including a ride through the orchards on tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides, face painting, games and barnyard fun. On Sunday Aug. 5, Schafer’s Sports Center was there with an interactive tumbling fun area.

NJ CRAB FESTIVAL

NJ STATE CRAP FESTIVAL – AUGUST 4

The NJ State Crab Festival featured a block party atmosphere with “crabby” fun for the entire family! The festival included bushels of blue claw crabs, a beer garden, “must try” crabby bloody marys, vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race. “Parrotbeach,” a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, preformed as well. All proceeds earned went to Lunch with Lynch (#YouInspireKindness).

corn tomato and beer festival

Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival – August 4

The festival featured a beer garden serving local brews, live music, and food that highlights those famous Jersey tomatoes and corn. The event was a family friendly event for people of all ages featuring an expanded kids zone and free entertainment!

BELLA NYC MAGAZINE ANNUAL HAMPTONS WHITE PARTY

BELLA NYC MAGAZINE ANNUAL HAMPTONS WHITE PARTY – AUGUST 4

The event was hosted by Full House star Lori Loughlin who is also the Bella NYC Magazine August and July cover girl! A full 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales benefited the Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital‘s New Women and Children’s Center!

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO – AUGUST 5

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented the five-time GRAMMY-winning a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo – “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the world” – made a welcomed return to NJPAC.

DAVID DOBRIK & JASON NASH PREFORM VIEWS

DAVID DOBRIK & JASON NASH PREFORM VIEWS LIVE – AUGUST 4

Fresh off their Shorty Award win for Best Podcast, social media superstars David Dobrik (a 21-year-old youtube millionaire) and Jason Nash (a 40-something single dad with a successful vlog), came to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with a live version of their outrageous, top-rated Views. Fans came from all over the country just to watch this iconic duo, plus special guests, preform their show live and in person!

WEEKEND RECAP

HIPNJ WEEKEND RECAP: JULY 27 – 29

Planned on going to a few events this weekend but got too busy to attend them all? #HipNJ has got you covered in our weekend recap!

PEACH FESTIVAL

PEACH FESTIVAL JULY 28 & 29

At the Peach Festival, guests could enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore: Peach Muffins, Peach Crumb Pie, Peach Tarts, Peach Fried Pies, Peach Slushy, Peach Soft Serve, Peach Ice Cream, and Peach Blueberry Ice Cream! Once guests got full they could go on the scenic hayride to the peach orchard to pick their own peaches. Lastly, there were lots of family fun activities to enjoy!

SHAAN

SHAAN JULY 29

Shann, a contestent on the voice, performed at the Robert Treat Center. This amazing vocalist had the crowd on their feet and wanting more!

THE LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER SUMMER FUN SERIES

THE LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER SUMMER FUN SERIES JULY 29

The event allowed kids to participate in Scavenger Hunts, Animal Encounter, Beekeeping, Pop-Up and Live Science Shows. In addition, they participated in Touch Tank, Be a Surgeon, and so much more! Lunch was included as well as check in tables with fun trivia, challenges, and prizes throughout the day. The event had kids wanting to learn more about science and even some wanting to become scientists by the end of the day.

OUTDOOR WRITING RETREAT

OUTDOOR WRITING RETREAT JULY 29

This retreat began with a brief trail orientation and guided hike in the Palisades Interstate Park. It also helped guests get out of their comfort zone and back in touch with the healing power of nature. Then, guests got to replenish with a healthy lunch and beverages followed by a cool down and a short meditation to get themselves ready for writing workshops. Cindy, of Pen to Paper Retreats, led this workshop and shared her personal writing ritual complete with music, incense, and candles.

Stumpy’s 46 in Fairfield

“Stumpy says let’s bury the hatchet!”

After opening their first location in Eatontown in 2016, Stumpy’s Hatchet House has made quite a name for themselves.

They were the first ever indoor hatchet throwing range in the United States, and now they have new locations popping up all over. Most recently, the craze has come to Fairfield with Stumpy’s 46.

This location lets customers enjoy food and drinks while they practice their throws. It has been said that people can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to hit a target.

Since there is no perfected method for throwing a hatchet, you have two hours in your pit to decide how you want to toss it. Many regulars choose between the one-handed or the two-handed grip, but always follow Stumpy’s rules by throwing it overhand.

Stumpy’s is all about having fun! You can throw any type of celebration, from a Bachelorette party to your break up party…you name it, they applaud it! They will even hold an “Axe Your Ex” divorce party, which is pretty much promised to make you feel better. They also hold birthday parties and corporate events.

Even if throwing hatchets isn’t your thing, you can play Giant Jenga and Cornhole, watch Direct TV and enjoy their free Wifi.

Safety is extremely important. Before you start, you have to go through a brief training session which teaches you to always keep your eye on your ax and that no trick shots are allowed. You also have to be 21 or old to join in the fun!

With Stumpy’s being the big trend in New Jersey, spots fill up fast. So, we recommend you book your trip in advance.

Stumpy’s is open Wednesday through Sunday and will cost you $40 for a two-hour session. 

Fairfeild Location: 373 US-46 West, Suite D107 Fairfield, New Jersey

Click here for more information.