Get out your finest red, white, & blue attire for these Independence Day activities in North Jersey.

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Outfit your backyard for the perfect 4th of July celebration with these fun products!

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(Images and information courtesy of chango.co; photography by Jacob Snavely)

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Sport and style come together at this classic British event.

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Looking for the best food and drinks North Jersey has to offer? Clear your calendar – and your stomach – for July 9.

BBQ, Bourbon, and Biergarten. These three B’s are the crux of the fourth annual Montclair Food and Wine Festival, and they’re guaranteed to lead to another “B”: bliss. more

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. 

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Who says ice cubes have to be made of water? Check out these gussied-up cubes that will take your beverage to the next level.

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Add these pastel hues and sherbet shades to your summer wardrobe. 

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The idiosyncratic designs of Paul Smith bring sartorial flair to even the simplest of looks.

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The famed fashion designer swaps suits for cycling in his new book with Thames & Hudson

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Paul Smith is known as the UK’s premiere fashion designer, even getting knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for his services to British fashion. But in his new book with Thames & Hudson, Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook, you’ll see that Smith’s interests are just as multidimensional as his designs. more

Andre Veloux’s art supports powerful women in society

Pop artist Andre Veloux’s portrait work is on show from June 15 through July 15 at the Bank of Princeton’s Community Gallery in Lambertville. The exhibition titled “Building Blocks of Change” is a gender equality project that explores the way women are viewed by the media and society’s expectations of them. The opening reception is Friday, June 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 10 Bridge Street in Lambertville. more

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These nourishing fragrances will help you to fall even deeper in love with the summer months.

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Amanda Goodman puts veganism in full bloom with her tips and recipes for edible flowers.

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Treat Dad with these family events and activities in Northern New Jersey

 12th Annual Washington Borough Car Show

Saturday, June 18, 9am-2pm

44 Washington Avenue (Route 57) Washington (Warren County)

This family-friendly annual event features antique trucks, farm equipment, and classic cars. Aside from the 100+ cars featured at the event, there will be a live DJ, a weekly farmer’s market, and tons of open downtown shops. Tickets are $20 advanced and $25 day of show. more

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Get those rainbows ready – pride month is upon us!

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Taking industrial design by storm 

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Photos Courtesy of Richard Clarkson Studios

Nothing is better than snuggling into your own bed during a thunderstorm: the distant rumbles and flashes of light bring peace and calm when you know you’re safe and sound. Perhaps no one appreciates this feeling more than industrial designer Richard Clarkson, founder of Richard Clarkson Studios and creator of the Cloud, a $3,360 smart lamp that brings thunderstorms into your home.  more

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Brooklyn-based textile designer Elodie Blanchard shares her whimsical work with Urban Agenda Magazine. 

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Grenoble, France native and innovative designer Elodie Blanchard found her artistic niche in New York City thanks to young love, a visionary eye, and well…curtains. more

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These attractive wares have a high social impact and low environmental impact.

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In the words of Junot Diaz, It’s Where All of New Jersey Comes Together

By Ilene Dube

Whether made from Brazilian hardwood or recycled soda bottles, chances are a boardwalk will be making contact with your feet in the coming months. Boardwalks are about mingling: people-to-people, of course, but also a place where the scent of sauerkraut and mustard meets the sea air; the screams from carnival rides mingle with the crashing surf; and the steady rumble of pedestrians, cyclists and skateboarders overlaps with the serenity of those sitting on benches. more

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By Bill Alden

The northern Jersey town of Springfield has the feel of a typical upscale, leafy, east coast bedroom community with impressive homes, well-manicured lawns, and quiet neighborhoods.

But tucked into 474 acres in the northwestern part of town, off of Shunpike Road, stands one of the iconic sporting venues in the world, the Baltusrol Golf Club. more

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By Donald Gilpin

Portrait by Kelly Campbell

An excited crowd was packed into the basement of Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street on a Monday evening in late March. More than 250, standing-room only, a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, chatted, consulted their smartphones, browsed through books laid out on shelves and tables around the room. more

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Mana Contemporary Offers Alternate Ways of Viewing Art

By Ilene Dube

Jersey City—sometimes called New York’s sixth borough, or the new Brooklyn—has become a highly desirable place to live, and among its cultural draws is Mana Contemporary, a 35-acre collaborative community bringing together dance, art and music in a sprawling red brick complex that once housed a tobacco warehouse. more

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Master the art of the pocket square with A.C. Phillips’ newest book.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Images Courtesy Thames & Hudson

Le Croissant, The Guido Puff, The Peak…

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The pocket square is making a comeback.

This elegant accessory is often worn in bright, contrasting colors to a men’s tie. Urban Agenda Magazine has selected our top pocket square patterns below, which make the perfect gift for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. more

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Friday, June 3

ALL DAY A Taste of Greece 46th Annual Greek Festival at St. John the Theologian, 353 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly. http://stjohntenafly.org

6-10PM Norwood Carnival, 200 Summit St., Norwood, NJ.

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The perfect set to help little one’s express their creative side, this pack of six finger paints from Djeco come in bright rainbow shades. The non-toxic paints will provide endless fun, ideal for rainy days indoors. more

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Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Report from Rockport, 1940. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection, bequest of Edith Abrahamson Lowenthal, 1991. © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

June 10 – September 25, 2016

The Whitney celebrates the forefather of the pop art movement in their upcoming exhibit, “In Full Swing.”

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Get your tickets for this doggone good performance at bergenPAC

This Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. the tickets for Mutts Gone Nuts: Canine Cabaret at bergenPAC will go on sale.   Deemed “A Must See” by the Washington Post, this canine comedy show features athletic, acrobatic, and adorable pooches that went from the shelter to the stage. This energetic performance will be showing at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. more

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The workout program that is full of babes

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

It’s 5 a.m., and you’re five months postpartum, but today is the day you’re going to return to your morning boot camp class. Your fellow a.m. gym goers miss you and your core muscles aren’t getting any stronger sitting on the couch folding onesies. You throw on your sneaks, grab your keys, and… more