It’s not all about the margaritas.

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



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



From cruises to 5Ks, Urban Agenda outlines a myriad of events in New Jersey and NYC to celebrate Mom

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Mother’s Day cruise around the NYC Harbor: Hornblower Cruises is offering a family brunch cruise on Mother’s Day. At 10am the yacht leaves Pier 40, located at 353 West Street, for a two-hour ride along the Hudson. The cruise includes a brunch buffet, a dessert station, coffee and herbal teas, a live jazz band, and a DJ. more


On Tuesday, April 19, one of Belgium’s greatest indulgences comes to Nassau Street in Princeton

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

You won’t have to travel far to get a taste of Belgium’s traditional Liege waffles thanks to Princeton’s newest foodie hotspot, Nina’s Waffles. Set to open on April 19 at 252 Nassau Street, Nina’s Waffles will be offering a wide array of sweet and savory treats, with a special highlight on their famous traditional Liege waffles. more



Give your bookshelf a face lift with these gorgeous editions of your favorite literary classics.



Protect your new phone and look stylish with these iPhone cases and accessories. 


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Saturday, March 26th & Sunday, March 27th celebrate elements will be offering a special 3-course menu for $69 and a kids menu for $39. Seatings will be available between 10:30am – 5pm.

Elements’ menu changes to reflect the local fruits and vegetables that are in season, and its Easter Brunch Menu screams spring. Whether your sipping on a “Currant Affair” made of prosecco, currant, and fennel, or indulging in Cod Brandade, complete with baby spinach, endive beets, and charred scallion, you’ll be able to experience the pure, earthy flavors of elements.  more


Dress-up your spring wardrobe with dark florals from adidas and L.K. Bennett London. 

Simply click on each product image to purchase! more


Get a hop on Easter weekend with our directory of Easter events, brunches, and dinners in Northern Jersey more


Whether or not you’re Irish, you don’t want to miss out on these North Jersey dining experiences for St. Patrick’s Day


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Friday, March 18

4 to 9 p.m.: Open Trampoline Time at Skyzone, 80 Commercer Drive, Allendale.

5 to 10 p.m.: 2016 Northeast Automotive Services Show at the Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus (through Sunday, March 20).

6:30 p.m.: Adult Cooking Class: Salmon Cookery at Chef Central, 240 Rt. 17 North, Paramus.

8 p.m.: Concert: Johnny Mathis at NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark.  more


Unleash your inner Irishman with these photos that celebrate all that is good and green in the world



Push aside the corn beef and cabbage for these delicious green smoothies to celebrate St. Patrick‘s Day and healthy living

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Certified health coach and busy mom Laura Deutsch knows that developing good eating habits takes more than just the luck of the Irish. But thanks to her online resource Instill Health, it just got a whole lot easier to maintain optimal health and wellness for you and your family. Through Instill Health, Laura offers online programs, one-on-one coaching and speaking engagements, along with a blog, and a recipe booklet. Lucky for us, Deutsch decided to share some of her tips and tricks on how to drink your way to a healthier lifestyle starting this St. Patrick’s Day. more


This St. Patrick’s Day, let the luck of the Irish influence your fashion and decor selections. Simply click on the images seen below to purchase. 


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The co-owners of Mommybites tell us the things that make them tick as both business women and moms. 

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Mommybites is the mecca for everything mom-related. Whether you’re looking for a prenatal yoga class in your neighborhood, a tofu veggie bowl recipe, or a sleep solution for your toddler, Mommybites has you covered. In addition to an online community for moms, Mommybites offers free tele-classes, e-articles, one-on-one phone or Skype sessions with parenting experts, a nanny directory, coupon codes, giveaways, and more. (We weren’t exaggerating about the whole mommy mecca thing.) more


Friday, March 11

10AM-9:30PM Meet the Easter Bunny at Paramus Park Mall in Paramus, NJ (through March 26)

4PM Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Curious Reader in Glen Rock, NJ.

7PM The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. more


Shop unique products for your favorite pooch.  more

Photo Credit: Realf Schermer

Photo Credit: Realf Schermer

The natural beauty of Flat Rock Brook Nature Center now until April 26, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents “A Walk in the Woods.” The photographic exhibit “A Walk in the Woods,” is a celebration of the natural world and is an effort to showcase the beauty of Flat Rock Brook Nature Center located in Englewood, New Jersey. The Exhibition is in residence at The Intermezzo Gallery on the 2nd floor of the bergenPAC now until March 26, 2016. The gallery is open to the general public during box office hours Mon-Fri 11AM – 4PM and Saturday 12PM to 4PM. more


From home decor to clothing, shop the hottest accessories for that special guy in your life. more


Interview by Kendra Broomer

Photography by Kay English Photography

Mary Bradley Events offers event coordination for weddings, parties, and corporate functions throughout the United States, as well as destination locales. Mary offers a bevy of à la carte services, so that clients can relax, celebrate, and enjoy on their special day. With Bradley’s background in interior design and 20 years of event planning experience, she is the perfect candidate to ensure that clients remember their wedding day as “the best day of their lives.” more

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Photo Credit: Stone Barns Center 

Monday, February 29

3:30PM Open Bounce at Bounce U in Paramus, Where Birthdays Come to Life!

6-8:30PM Ladies Night at Pinot’s Palette in Ridgewood.

Tuesday, March 1

4:15PM Join Mahwah Public Library for a 4-week Young Builders Lego Club for kids ages 4 to 6. Each week participants will create and expand upon their building projects. more


Urban Agenda Magazine is continuing the Oscar celebration with a selection of dazzling gold products.

The Oscar gold was spread around last night with Spotlight winning Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay; Leonardo DiCaprio taking home Best Actor for The Revenant; Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander were named best supporting actor and actress, respectively, she for The Danish Girl; and Brie Larson took the best actress prize for Room.

Shop Gold! Simply click on each product image to purchase.  more


Celebrate Pancake Week at one of Jersey’s Premiere Breakfast Places

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

Breakfast, lunch, and brunch hotspot toast doesn’t mess around when it comes to pancakes. While this comfy restaurant has been recognized for its French toast, eggs, salads, and wraps, toast’s pancakes really draw the crowds. It’s not uncommon to see people eagerly waiting for a seat at 700 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, or toast’s second location at 516 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, for a chance to indulge in some morning (or early afternoon) flapjacks. Toast offers unique pancake options like Bacon Buttermilk, Carrot Cake, and Red Velvet, but it’s owner Amy Russo’s devotion to the food that really sets them apart. After all, Russo’s personal mantra is “Peace, Love, Pancakes.” more


The 88th Annual Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, February 28, 2016. The awards ceremony was first broadcast to radio in 1930 and televised in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries. This year’s ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre is Los Angeles and is hosted by comedian Chris Rock. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname, Oscar.

As an ode to the prestigious ceremony, Urban Agenda Magazine has selected a series of unique products inspired by the nominees. To purchase, click on each product image.

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Celebrate man’s best friend. 

Urban Agenda Magazine has hand-selected our favorite gifts for dog lovers. Check out the many Scottish terrier, French bulldog, and Labrador Retriever motifs in the form of clothing, accessories, and home decor. Simply click on each product image to purchase!


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This time of year calls for something different to change-up the routine. Why not dash off to a warm weather getaway to indulge in some yoga, fine dining, and relaxation? Below, Urban Agenda offers up some suggestions. Simply click on each product image to purchase. Bon voyage!



Now is the time to place your Valentine’s Day order at our favorite Weekhawken bakery.

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Jennifer Bunce, the Head Pastry Chef and owner of the The Hudson Cakery in Weekhawken, has you covered. From cake pops and cookies to French macaroons, cupcakes, and cakes – she’s got it all! Pre-order your sweets by Thursday, February 11 at 5 p.m. by calling 201.319.0363 or emailing They will be open Sunday the 14 from 10 to 12 p.m. Preview more of the treats The Hudson Cakery has to offer below: more

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Ring in the Chinese New Year with some “lucky dishes” from this critically acclaimed Szechuan restaurant in Wayne, NJ.

Cheng Du 23 in Wayne, New Jersey has stolen the hearts of Chinese food lovers with their authentic Szechuan cuisine. Owned and operated by chef-trained Kevin Lin, Cheng Du 23 moves far beyond General Tso’s Chicken, and presents its patrons with exciting dishes like Dry Sautéed Sliced Intestines and Ants Climbing a Tree (which is actually cellophane noodles with minced pork). Recognized as one of the top Regional Chinese Restaurants and highly reviewed by The NY Times and New Jersey Monthly, it’s clear that Cheng Du 23 even manages to make intestines delectable. more


Looking for the best places to watch Super Bowl 50 in Northern NJ? Urban Agenda knows the winning spots.


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Make your day a little “butter” with these mouth-watering Instagram shots of our favorite French pastry