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Stronger than the Storm: Weekend Recap

Stronger than the Storm: Weekend Recap

Even during a weekend marred by heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the state, the #GardenState never struggles to keep spirits high. Here’s what went down this weekend in #HipNJ’s summer weekend recap.

Friday, July 29th

The 2016 PGA Championship, a major tournament in professional golf, held its second round on Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township. Despite several round delays caused by the inclement weather, American Jimmy Walker managed to come out on top at the end of the weekend long tournament.

It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you’re into – there’s always something going on in #NJ tailored exactly to your liking! This was made evident Friday night as traditional pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett took the stage at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. The legendary musician celebrates his 90th birthday this coming week and is still going at it – now THAT’s hip.

Saturday, July 30th

The 34th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning held its second of two days at Solberg Airport in Readington on Saturday. The weekend-long festival had an unfortunate early closing on Sunday, but Friday and Saturday were filled with plenty of family entertainment from amusement park rides to magic shows. Oh, and Hot Air Balloon rides were available at specific times of day, with up to 100 ascending at once.

No place I’d rather be at 6:30am

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Country music superstar and heartthrob Luke Bryan managed to overcome the rain and took over the stage at BB&T Pavilion in Camden on the second of two nights of his Kill the Lights Tour. Opening acts included Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.

Last night was amazing ?? #lukebryan #dustinlynch #littlebigtown #killthelightstour2016 #lukeforpresident ?

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Sunday, July 31st

The Haskell Invitational, an American Grade 1 race for thoroughbred horses, took place at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. The $1 million race drew a crowd of nearly 30,000, all there to witness the intense showdown between Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator. In the end, Exaggerator came out on top.

The 2016 Teen Choice Awards closed out the weekend, and July, Sunday night on the west coast. Among those honored with awards were Jersey-natives Nick Jonas and the late Christina Grimmie. Charlie Puth, who originates from Rumson, also received several nominations and performed his latest single We Don’t Talk Anymore with Selena Gomez.

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all-day Navigating Hope and Hope One Soc... @ Various Locations
Navigating Hope and Hope One Soc... @ Various Locations
Jan 27 all-day
Navigating Hope and Hope One Social and Addictions Services Crossing Morris County Through Jan. 30 @ Various Locations
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28
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8:00 am The VIP Exchange Networking Brea... @ Fiddlers Elbow Country Club
The VIP Exchange Networking Brea... @ Fiddlers Elbow Country Club
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The VIP Exchange Networking Breakfast @ Fiddlers Elbow Country Club
The VIP Exchange is an elite, invitation-only networking club where integrity and reputation set the standard. B.I.G. offers quality programming for today’s highly regarded professionals. Engage in this exclusive opportunity to connect and collaborate with...
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29
Wed
7:00 pm Samba Montclair’s Winter Farm Di... @ Samba Montclair
Samba Montclair’s Winter Farm Di... @ Samba Montclair
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm
Samba Montclair's Winter Farm Dinner @ Samba Montclair
Samba Montclair Chef/Owner Ilson Goncalves is proud to partner with Harvest Drop – extraordinary purveyors of local ingredients for chefs – for a special 6-course Brazilian dinner. The menu highlights the best of winter produce...
Jan
30
Thu
all-day Navigating Hope and Hope One Soc... @ Various Locations
Navigating Hope and Hope One Soc... @ Various Locations
Jan 30 all-day
Navigating Hope and Hope One Social and Addictions Services Crossing Morris County Through Jan. 30 @ Various Locations
Providing Mobile Social Services and Addictions Mobile Services — 20 Stops Planned at 16 Sites Morris County’s mobile social-services-center-on-wheels, Navigating Hope, and the Sheriff’s Hope One addiction services vehicle will be crisscrossing Morris County over...
all-day SOAR With Us, a Montclair State ...
SOAR With Us, a Montclair State ...
Jan 30 all-day
SOAR With Us, a Montclair State University Campaign
Join Montclair State University in 2020 for SOAR with Us, a campaign featuring a special series of events throughout New Jersey and New York. Alumni can reconnect, reminisce and engage with fellow Red Hawks. They’ll...
5:30 pm Chef’s Collaboration Series With... @ Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
Chef’s Collaboration Series With... @ Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm
Chef's Collaboration Series With Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen @ Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen
It’s nice to have friends over to cook together, and Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen‘s AJ Capella counts among his pals five of the state’s most highly regarded chefs. Capella has invited them to collaborate...
6:00 pm SOAR With Us – Morristown Recept... @ Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, "The Rathskeller"
SOAR With Us – Morristown Recept... @ Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, "The Rathskeller"
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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all-day FREE BIRD: THE EARLY LIFE OF SAR... @ Various Locations
FREE BIRD: THE EARLY LIFE OF SAR... @ Various Locations
Jan 31 all-day
Continuing its long tradition of honoring and celebrating the legacy of musical icon and Newark native Sarah Vaughan, the Newport Festivals Foundation and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announce the jointly-presented biographical drama,...
8:45 am Networking Essentials for Intro/... @ The Co-Co
Networking Essentials for Intro/... @ The Co-Co
Jan 31 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am
Networking Essentials for Intro/Extroverts @ The Co-Co
This workshop will guide you through the drafting and delivery of your personal elevator speech to gain confidence in conversing and connecting with others. Simple phrases and techniques will help you “work the room” without...
6:00 pm LightScapes by Gina Torello, Ope... @ Monmouth University
LightScapes by Gina Torello, Ope... @ Monmouth University
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LightScapes by Gina Torello, Opening Reception @ Monmouth University
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