Finally, New Jersey is getting some recognition. The 2019 VMA’s are set for Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark. The awards feature the industry’s biggest stars, live performances and infamous red carpets. The VMA’s in previous years have either been in LA or NYC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTaXtWWR16A “New Jersey has an incredible music heritage and is home to some of the...
BURLINGTON, N.J. - New Jersey patrons eager for live entertainment can find a range of options via Discover Jersey Arts’ online Summer Stages guide. The curated collection, offering socially distanced opportunities from New Jersey-based cultural organizations, features dozens of concerts, drive-in movies, Shakespeare in the park, classes and more experiences across the state’s vibrant arts scene. The launch comes...
Water safety statistics are scary stuff. Did you know: Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death for children ages one to four. Drowning kills nearly 1,000 children every year. Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88 percent. Water safety is a topic that impacts ALL families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published updated...
Photo courtesy of Jackie Prehart.
At 70, New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, aka “The Boss,” remains atop the music world. North Jersey’s premier live entertainment venue, the Wellmont Theater, will celebrate the extensive Springsteen catalog at a celebratory, belated birthday jam on Thursday, Dec. 5. (8 p.m.) New Jersey rockers Brian Kirk & The Jirks will present an evening dedicated to Springsteen, alongside a cavalcade...
The unique supergroup, The Hit Men, have embarked on a tour in celebration of receiving a special reward of recognition by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Set to perform to honor their Road Warrior Award, are the legendary sidemen members known as unbelievable talent who recorded or performed backing famed front men and women. The Hit...
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Curious about the heavy sounds and lyrical joys of “drive-thru metal?” The curiosity ends here, as surging parody/tribute band, Mac Sabbath, takes the stage at northern New Jersey’s premier concert venue, the Wellmont Theater, on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. The group will unleash its underground parody metal sound in Montclair as it continues its 2019 “American Cheese...
Museums
Notable museums can now be visited virtually from the safety and comfort of the home by using Google Earth’s Street View. Google’s Museums Around the World allows all to enjoy and learn about art by taking virtual tours through famed institutions around the globe. In this new time of a pandemic, even those living in major cities such as New...
Astro Gallery of Gems is world-renowned for its famous minerals, gems, meteorites and dinosaurs. The business’ flagship 12,000 square foot showroom location, on the famed Fifth Avenue in New York City, aims to delight browsers, and those searching for unique mineralogical finds to dress the decor. Walking into Astro Gallery of Gems one will immediately see that is more than...
Today NYNJ is headed to Union County, New Jersey to meet up with Lisa Sorensen and visit her one of a kind yoga studio in Rahway. Where were you born and raised? I was born in Plainfield, raised in Westfield and nourished for over 10 years by the Los Angeles California sunshine. Where did you attend college and what was your major? Rutgers...
Anyone want to take a quick dip in the Hudson River?..  Maybe not, but Manhattan has been approved for its first ever public beach. The $60 million Gansevoort Peninsula portion of the Hudson River Park Trust’s $900 million park renovation project is completed, after two years of construction, in 2022, it will be the largest green space in the 4...
Girls Rising
Paula Cole, as a groundbreaker for women in music, certainly deserves the 2019 Game Changer Award bestowed upon her by the Girls Rising charity, on Friday evening, June 21, 2019. Cole inspires girls as a leader proving that females can win in life – even in a male-dominated industry. The talented Cole is noted to be the first woman historically...
Light of Day
Light of Day is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020 with 10 days of music events and the goal of raising over $6 million cumulative 20-year total to beat Parkinson’s. Over 50 events by 150 music acts are to take place in five cities and three states, from Jan. 10-20, 2020. The hosting cities are Asbury Park, NJ, Montclair,...
Stew Leonard’s famous for its Yonkers and Connecticut over the top grocery stores will open up its first New Jersey supermarket in Paramus.  The store will be located at the old Sears in Paramus Park. The dairy-themed supermarket will create 350 new jobs in Bergen County.  The 80,000 square foot store will feature their trademark dairy department, a butcher shop,...
ADDY media
New York – ADDY media has captured exciting video of the new R&B sensation JNA - Jonny and Aaron. The brothers won deserved fame via Tic Tok and are now turning out hit after hit. They are conquering the world with their smooth sound, charm, and good looks. At an exclusive private event in New York City JNA celebrated their June 11th birthday...
Gone are the days of formal sit-down wedding dinners that confine guests to their seats in huge ballrooms completely detached from other guests or family members. Today’s weddings are much more elaborate and fun. That's why Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ, brought in Executive Chef Anthony Villanueva, aka Chef Tony, to cater events with the latest food...
Sundae Fundae is a labor of love by pastry chef Tanya Ponder. The menu, which is 50% vegan & 50% traditional, draws on Ms. Ponder’s decade of restaurant experience including some of NYC’s best such as Daniel, Marea and Jean-Georges. Flavors are updated seasonally and include classics such as Mint Cookies & Cream alongside more modern bespoke flavors like...