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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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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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Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America

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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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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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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Bee3 Extendable Sun Canopy | bloomingdale’s

The Bugaboo Bee3 extendable sun canopy is UPF 50+ with adjustable coverage from the sun.

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Photo Credit: John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

In honor of John F. Kennedy’s 99th birthday anniversary, Urban Agenda Magazine remembers the former President and New Englander’s classic summer style. From white oxford shirts to trainers and aviators, JFK’s impact on men’s fashion continues to endure.

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Shop outside the box, with unique items for tea lovers including a selection of premium teas, gourmet tea gift sets, teaware, and more.

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These Alice-inspired collections inspire us to journey down the rabbit hole

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

The fashion industry is going all Alice in celebration of Disney’s May 27 release of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, the Tim Burton movie is teeming with fantastical costumes, colors, and scenery that has inspired a myriad of fashion collections.  more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Like the diamonds she uses in her timeless designs, Yanina Fleysher is equal parts elegance and strength. As the founder and owner of Yanina and Company in Cedar Grove and Basking Ridge, Fleysher is one of New Jersey’s premiere jewelers. But before her baubles attracted the likes of Caroline Manzo and Kim Kardashian, Fleysher was catering to a far more humble crowd. more

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If Phil Mickelson’s had trouble with these holes, we can only imagine how we’d look teeing off at these challenging spots on NJ golf courses

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Urban Agenda highlights some of the toughest spots to tee off in New Jersey.

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Consumer Reports finds that many sunscreens aren’t doing much screening at all.

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Location: Jal Mahal Palace-Jaipur

In the Jal Mahal at Jaipur two chicks with a block-printed floral motif by Brigitte Singh billow out in a breeze. © 2016 Henry Wilson

London design expert Henry Wilson captures the most eye-catching floral patterns in the country that inspires him

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

India is a place of raw, natural beauty. Its vast plains swelter under the golden sunrise. Its rivers churn through winding countryside, and its hills are a kaleidoscope of native plants and flowers. As is evident in photographer Henry Wilson’s newest tomb Floral Patterns of India, these splendors are often reflected in some of India’s most illustrious buildings and monuments.  more

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Black cats and broken mirrors. Friday the 13th asks you to embrace your dark side.

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#TheDress, #BlackLivesMatter, #iLookLikeAnEngineer, #NotOneMore

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

10 of the year’s most memorable hashtags become art in this upcoming exhibit at Caelum Gallery, NYC 

For the active social media user, these hashtags require little to no explanation. That’s because they are partnered with millions of images and posts from around the world that say more than we could’ve imagined. more

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Telephone Wire Plate | Shoptiques

Traditional Zulu work and it is made from coils of telephone wire wrapped around a solid metal core, to define its shape. It has a modern twist to its make with the infusion of bright colour patterns. The intricacy in the design makes this basket so precious due to the long production days involved in its design. No two pieces are the same. Designs may vary, making each individual piece that much more unique.

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Elodie Blanchard Studio’s site-specific installation, “Growing Out of Scrap” is on view for WantedDesign Brooklyn until May 17. The installation’s “fabric trees” are made of leftover textiles from Blachard’s Studio and production scraps donated by Araks and HBF Textiles. The recycled artwork is intended to show how discarded textiles can be re-used to create new art, new trees, and new art trees. more

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Unravel the history of uniforms at the Museum at FIT’s upcoming exhibit

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

For a society that dares to be different, we have a rich history of being the same – at least when it comes to our dress. From military uniforms to McDonald’s uniforms, the Museum at FIT’s “Uniformity” exhibit will explore the role of uniforms in our history. more

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Achieve the perfect plait at these hip NYC Braid Bars

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Braids are the foolproof hairstyle for any situation. Hair’s a day old? Braid it. Is the weather hot and humid? Braid it. Going on a date? Braid it. Okay, so you get the idea – braids are the best, but they’re not always the easiest to master. more

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Does art imitate fashion or does fashion imitate art? You decide.

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From coconut water to Indian food, the co-founder of Two Fit Moms and loving mother of two tells us the ten things she loves the most.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

New Jersey native Laura Kasperzak has mastered the art of work-life balance. Literally. The certified yoga instructor has inspired moms and yogis alike with her Instagram account that features Kasperzak and her six-year-old daughter Mini in impressive yoga poses. more

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It’s not all about the margaritas.

Get ready for the bright festivities surrounding Cinco de Mayo with these fashion and food accessories. 

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Thank your Mom for all she’s done with one of these thoughtful gifts. 

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WantedDesign to highlight some of the best international designers and manufacturers during NYCxDESIGN 2016

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

WantedDesign is coming back for its 6th Edition during NYCxDESIGN, NYC’s annual celebration of the design in its five boroughs. Founded in 2011 by Odile Hainut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign is “a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community with its marquee events during NYCXDESIGN” (May 3-17).  more

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Take inspiration from Coachella with these music festival fashions from Rebecca Minkoff.

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Daffodil Day

Photo Credit: Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Herald in springtime with this weekend event

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

A plethora of Daffodils are ready to greet you Sunday, April 24 from 11am-4pm at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) for their annual Daffodil Day. Home to one of New Jersey’s largest Daffodil collections, the Arboretum, located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, will offer tons of spring-inspired activities for the whole family.  more