Live From Hackensack It's Saturday Night: Sketch Comedy Teams Battle For 'Bragging Rights' Live From Hackensack It's Saturday Night: Sketch Comedy Teams Battle For 'Bragging Rights'
Live From Hackensack It's Saturday Night: Sketch Comedy Teams Battle For 'Bragging Rights' Two sketch comedy troupes are set to do battle in Hackensack and only one can be declared the winner. "Bragging Rights Sketch Comedy" is performing at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The brainchild of Matt Algozzini, a Maywood resident, the show will feature two teams, the red team and blue team, performing comedy skits, with the audience picking the winner. Algozzini has been running the show for eight years, running monthly shows in New York and touring nationally. The performers also rep the Garden State. Aside from Algozzini, Juan Carl…
50 Cent Coming To Paramus Stew Leonard's For Bottle Signing 50 Cent Coming To Paramus Stew Leonard's For Bottle Signing
50 Cent Coming To Paramus Stew Leonard's For Bottle Signing You can usually find 50 Cent in da club. But if you're in Paramus next month, you can find him at da grocery store. The legendary "Candy Shop" and "In Da Club" rapper will be hosting a bottle signing of his new Branson Cognac and Chemin du Roi champagne at Stew Leonard's at 700 Paramus Park in Paramus on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  50 Cent a.ka. Curtis Jackson had previously done a signing at Stew Leonard's in Westchester County, NY. Blake Leonard, the president of Stew Leonard's Wine and Spirits said it was the most successful celebrity event they had done, with more than 1,0…
Celebrate Lunar New Year At Westfield Garden State Plaza Celebrate Lunar New Year At Westfield Garden State Plaza
Celebrate Lunar New Year At Westfield Garden State Plaza Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus is going all-out to say gung hay fat choy to the year of the dragon. The mall will be celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To honor the year of the dragon, the event will feature a dragon lion dance, live performances and traditional dances The traditional Korean, Chinese, and Filipino dances taking place at the Lunar New Year event will be performed by a variety of northern New Jersey schools and organizations, including: Asian American Dragon Lion Dance Association, Hea Sun Jung Korean Traditional Dance Academy of N…
Baked By Melissa Founder, Bergen County Native Returns Home For Book Signing Baked By Melissa Founder, Bergen County Native Returns Home For Book Signing
Baked By Melissa Founder, Bergen County Native Returns Home For Book Signing Baked by Melissa wants you to "Come Hungry" to her upcoming book signing in Bergen County. Melissa Ben-Ishay, a Hoboken resident and Hillsdale native, who co-owns the popular bakery chain, will be signing copies of her new book at Bookends in Ridgewood at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Baked by Melissa (@bakedbymelissa) While Ben-Ishay is known for his cupcakes, "Come Hungry" offers vegetable-focused recipes inspired by her vegan Green Goddess Salad, which blew up on TikTok, getting 25 million vi…
Orgies, Addiction: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Signs Copies Of New Tell-All Memoir In NJ Orgies, Addiction: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Signs Copies Of New Tell-All Memoir In NJ
Orgies, Addiction: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Signs Copies Of New Tell-All Memoir In NJ Mike Sorrentino's public unraveling and subsequent sobriety had "Jersey Shore" audiences captivated for years. Now, eight years into sobriety with two kids and another on the way, the 41-year-old MTV "Jersey Shore" star is detailing some of the wildest years of his life in a new tell-all book: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mike"The Situation"Sorrentino (@mikethesituation) "Reality Check: Making the Best of The Situation — How I Overcame Addiction, Loss, and Prison."  Big Daddy Sitch will be at signing copies at Bookends B…
Tommy DeVito Brings Crowds To Wayne's Primo Hoagies Tommy DeVito Brings Crowds To Wayne's Primo Hoagies
Tommy DeVito Brings Crowds To Wayne's Primo Hoagies Cold temps and gusty winds didn't stop fans from waiting to meet Tommy DeVito. The NY Giants rookie QB stopped by Wayne's Primo Hoagies on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to sign autographs. A massive cement truck decked out in Christmas lights briefly stole the show. Videos uploaded to Instagram show dozens of people waiting outside to meet the Cedar Grove native and Big Blue starter, who graduated from Don Bosco. In honor of DeVito's love for his mother's chicken cutlets, Primo Hoagies offered 15 percent off on all primo size chicken cutlet hoagie on Tuesday. Have photos with TD? Email clevine@dailyv…
'Insanely Proud': Bob Odenkirk Appearing In North Jersey For Poetry Book Written With Daughter 'Insanely Proud': Bob Odenkirk Appearing In North Jersey For Poetry Book Written With Daughter
'Insanely Proud': Bob Odenkirk Appearing In North Jersey For Poetry Book Written With Daughter Bob Odenkirk is keeping his new poetry book all in the family. The "Better Call Saul" star is the author of "Zilot & And Other Important Rhymes", a book of poems he wrote with his two children when they were younger. His daughter, Erin Odenkirk, a graduate of Pratt Institute, did the illustrations for the book. The Odenkirks will be appearing at Books and Greetings in Northvale on Sunday Dec. 3 at noon. The Odenkirks previously held a sold-out book signing in Bookends in Ridgewood in October. While the family was home together during the pandemic, Bob revisited the Olde Time Poetry Bo…
Meet Conservative Commentator Dan Bongino in North Jersey Meet Conservative Commentator Dan Bongino in North Jersey
Meet Conservative Commentator Dan Bongino in North Jersey Dan Bongino, host of his own show on Rumble, is coming to Bergen County to teach everyone about how failure can be a helpful motivator.  Bongino is signing copies of his new book "The Gift of Failure" on Friday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. at Books and Greetings in Northvale. In the book, the right wing pundit, discusses how his failures led him to become a prominent conservative commentator, including three unsuccessful runs for elected office in his native Maryland, according to a synopsis.. Bongino also discusses his time on the Secret Service and his battles with cancer, according to a synops…
Meet Wolf Of Wall Street Jordan Belfort In North Jersey Meet Wolf Of Wall Street Jordan Belfort In North Jersey
Meet Wolf Of Wall Street Jordan Belfort In North Jersey The real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" is coming to Bergen County. Jordan Belfort, whose memoir about running his own brokerage house inspired the Martin Scorsese movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" and the movie "Boiler Room" is signing copies of his new book "The Wolf of Investing: My Insider's Playbook for Making a Fortune on Wall Street" on Wednesday, Nov. 1. at 6 p.m. at Bookends in Ridgewood. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jordan Belfort (@wolfofwallst) In his new book, Belfort offers a guide to anyone who wants to master the st…
Pete Davidson Coming to BergenPAC, Red Bank's Count Basie Pete Davidson Coming to BergenPAC, Red Bank's Count Basie
Pete Davidson Coming to BergenPAC, Red Bank's Count Basie New Jersey has three Pete Davidson shows ahead. The 29-year-old comic has booked two shows at Red Bank's Hackensack Meridian Health Theater at Count Basie on Saturday, Nov. 18, and one show at BergenPAC in Englewood on Sunday, Nov. 19. Davidson, who is hosting "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 14, will be in the Garden State as part of his stand-up comedy tour across the U.S. The comic was a cast member on SNL from 2-14 to 2022, and is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Peacock's critically acclaimed comedy "Bupkis." Click here for BergenPAC tickets and here for Red Bank…
Stephen Colbert To Interview Martin Scorsese At NJPAC Stephen Colbert To Interview Martin Scorsese At NJPAC
Stephen Colbert To Interview Martin Scorsese At Njpac Stephen Colbert will be sitting down with Martin Scorsese later this month at NJPAC in an evening that will benefit the Montclair Film Festival. Scorsese, an Academy Award winner, is being honored at this year's event, which runs Oct. 20 to 29. Colbert, an Upper Montclair resident, will be sitting down with Scorsese at NJPAC in Newark, on Oct. 27, and ticket sales will benefit the MFF. The event description calls the event its 2023 Filmmaker Tribute to Martin Scorsese, "one of cinema’s greatest filmmakers.  Click here to purchase tickets to "An Evening With Martin Scorsese & Step…
Meet The Terminator: Crowds Flock To North Jersey Bookstore For Schwarzenegger Signing Meet The Terminator: Crowds Flock To North Jersey Bookstore For Schwarzenegger Signing
Meet The Terminator: Crowds Flock To North Jersey Bookstore For Schwarzenegger Signing It was an opportunity Arnold fans in North Jersey could not pass up. A line formed around the block at Bookends in Ridgewood on Wednesday, Oct. 11 as Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bodybuilder, movie star and former governor, signed copies of his new book "Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life" for admiring fans. Tickets for the book signing sold out immediately.  Joe Guarneri, a Montville resident and former bodybuilder, said he had a been a big fan of Schwarzenegger since day one. "I've watched 'Pumping Iron' a thousand times," Guarneri said. "He's the only celebrity I'd wait in line to go s…
US Marshals Auction Off NJ YouTuber's Luxury Car Collection, Jewelry US Marshals Auction Off NJ YouTuber's Luxury Car Collection, Jewelry
US Marshals Auction Off NJ YouTuber's Luxury Car Collection, Jewelry The beloved car collection of a New Jersey YouTube star who made his living while showcasing his hot rods is up for grabs, following his conviction for an elaborate piracy scheme. Baltimore will be the place to be for gearheads and car collectors on Friday, Oct. 13, when the US Marshals auction off the multi-million dollar car collection of "influencer" Bill Omar Carrasquillo, of Swedesboro. Carrasquillo, also known as "Omi In A Hell Cat, was sentenced to 66 months in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $30 million dollars earlier this month for operating a massive scheme involving the …
Here Are All The Variations Of Pork Rolls To Try At This NJ Town's Annual Pork Roll Palooza Here Are All The Variations Of Pork Rolls To Try At This NJ Town's Annual Pork Roll Palooza
Here Are All The Variations Of Pork Rolls To Try At This NJ Town's Annual Pork Roll Palooza Any other day, call it Taylor Ham. On Oct. 14, it's pork roll. A day of pork roll festivities is on the calendar in Phillipsburg: The annual Pork Roll Palooza. 📢 Last Call for Vendors! Secure Your Spot NOW! 📢 Attention all vendors, crafters, and food enthusiasts! 🌭🎨 Time is... Posted by Pork Roll Palooza on Monday, September 11, 2023 It's happening rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shappell Park. This year's event features more than a dozen vendors, all with their take on a pork roll or a delicious dessert to wash 'em down. On the menu, for example, a por…
Arnold Schwarzenegger Coming To North Jersey Arnold Schwarzenegger Coming To North Jersey
Arnold Schwarzenegger Coming To North Jersey "The Terminator" is coming to town. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the legendary actor, bodybuilder and former Governor of California, is appearing at Bookends in Ridgewood on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. to sign copies of his new book "Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life." The self-help book features earnest, blunt and powerful advice from Schwarzenegger on how to live a meaningful life, with his own personal stories of success and failure, according to a synopsis.  For more information on Schwarzenegger's signing, click here.
Meet Actor, Environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. In North Jersey Meet Actor, Environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. In North Jersey
Meet Actor, Environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. In North Jersey Ed Begley, Jr. has starred on TV shows like "St. Elsewhere" and beloved comedy classics like "Best in Show," "Get Over It" and "Greedy." Now he is bringing his life story to Bergen County. Begley is signing copies of his new memoir "To the Temple of Tranquility...And Step On It!: A Memoir," at Books and Greetings in Northvale on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. In the memoir, Begley, who was nominated seven times for an Emmy for his work on "St. Elsewhere" talks about his lifelong Hollywood career, from appearing on "My Three Sons" to working with and meeting people like Jack Nicholson, The Beat…
Meet 'Saved By The Bell's' Tiffani Thiessen In North Jersey Meet 'Saved By The Bell's' Tiffani Thiessen In North Jersey
Meet 'Saved By The Bell's' Tiffani Thiessen In North Jersey Kelly Kapowski is visiting Bergen County all the way from Bayside High School. Tiffani Thiessen, who played the popular cheerleader and later wife of Zack Morris on "Saved by the Bell" will be signing copies of her new book "Here We Go Again" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. In "Here We Go Again," Thiessen, who has found a second career as a foodie, offers up her best recipes for making leftovers taste like new, according to a synopsis. Thiessen tells people how to take food destined for the trash and turn it into tonight's dinner, according to a synopsis.  …
Meet 'RHONJ's' Jackie Goldschneider In North Jersey Meet 'RHONJ's' Jackie Goldschneider In North Jersey
Meet 'Rhonj's' Jackie Goldschneider In North Jersey Jackie Goldschneider, one of the cast members on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is ready to reveal her secret to the world. Goldschneider will be signing copies of her new book "The Weight of Beautiful" on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at Bookends in Ridgewood.  In "The Weight of Beautiful" Goldschneider reveals her longstanding struggle with wanting to be thin, that led to a battle with an anorexia, according to a synopsis. Goldschneider hid her eating disorder from her friends and family as she counted calories and skipped meals but was able to overcome it and save her life when she j…
Meet Conservative Commentator Mark Levin In North Jersey Meet Conservative Commentator Mark Levin In North Jersey
Meet Conservative Commentator Mark Levin In North Jersey Mark Levin, who hosts "The Mark Levin Show" on radio and "Life, Liberty and Levin" on FOX News is certainly blunt when it comes to how he feels about the Democratic Party. Levin, a 7-time New York Times bestselling author, will be signing copies of his new book "The Democratic Party Hates America" (we told you) on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. in Bookends in Ridgewood.  In the book, Levin accuses the Democrats of rewriting history and destroying the foundation of freedom in America, having been takeover by Marist philosophy, according to a synopsis.  To purchase tickets to meet L…
Olivia Rodrigo's World Tour: Will Getting Tickets Be Repeat Of Eras Tour Chaos? Olivia Rodrigo's World Tour: Will Getting Tickets Be Repeat Of Eras Tour Chaos?
Olivia Rodrigo's World Tour: Will Getting Tickets Be Repeat Of Eras Tour Chaos? Are you still disappointed you didn't get tickets to The Eras Tour? Well it's about to be deja vu. Olivia Rodrigo announced her Guts tour on Wednesday, Sept. 13.  Rodrigo will be playing two shows at Madison Square Garden on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, in Philadelphia on Friday, July 19, and in Washington DC on July 20. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Olivia Rodrigo (@oliviarodrigo) And just like with Taylor Swift, fans must register at Ticketmaster in the hopes they get access to the sale. Ticketmaster claims this h…
Meet 'New Girl's' Max Greenfield In North Jersey Meet 'New Girl's' Max Greenfield In North Jersey
Meet 'New Girl's' Max Greenfield In North Jersey Let's hope he's a nice guy and isn't forced to put any money in the jar. Max Greenfield, who filled up the douchebag jar playing lovable scamp Schmidt on "New Girl" and plays dorky Dave on "The Neighborhood" will be signing copies of his new picture book "I Don't Want to Read This Book Aloud" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. "I Don't Want To Read This Book Aloud" is a humorous look at the struggles people face when asked to read in front of someone, like coming across a word they don't know, hearing the sound of your own voice or even worse, getting distracted by a vol…
Meet Bernie Taupin In North Jersey Meet Bernie Taupin In North Jersey
Meet Bernie Taupin In North Jersey The man behind some of the most iconic songs of all time is coming to Bergen County. Bernie Taupin, who writes songs and lyrics with Elton John, is signing copies of his new memoir "Scattershot" at Books and Greetings in Northvale on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bernie Taupin (@bernietaupinofficial) In "Scattershot," Taupin writes in-depth about his partnership with John, growing up in England and his life in Beverly Hills, according to a synopsis. Taupin also tells stories about meeting John Len…
Meet Giants Legend Phil Simms In North Jersey Meet Giants Legend Phil Simms In North Jersey
Meet Giants Legend Phil Simms In North Jersey Phil Simms will be returning to his old stomping grounds next week. The Giants legend, who won two Super Bowls playing for Big Blue will be signing copies of "Once a Giant" on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Bookends in Ridgewood at 6 p.m. Longtime football writer Gary Myers, who wrote the book, will also be at the signing. "Once a Giant" chronicles the 1986 New York Giants, who dominated the NFL, going 14-2 and won Super Bowl XXI, the franchise's first Super Bowl. The book features new interviews with Simms, coach Bill Parcells, tight end Mark Bavaro and the team's defensive coordinator, Bill Belich…
Pete Davidson Adds Atlantic City Stop To First Stand-Up Tour Since Entering Rehab Pete Davidson Adds Atlantic City Stop To First Stand-Up Tour Since Entering Rehab
Pete Davidson Adds Atlantic City Stop To First Stand-Up Tour Since Entering Rehab Pete Davidson is back, baby. The Staten Island "SNL" alum has booked several more stand-up shows across the U.S. Davidson will be joined by fellow comics Jon Stewart and John Mulaney at some of the events. The trio kicks off the tour Aug. 18 in Florida and will continue to shows in North Carolina, Baltimore, MD; Virginia Beach; Bethlehem, PA; Atlantic City; and Las Vegas. Click here for tickets.
Meet Clay Travis At North Jersey Bookstore Meet Clay Travis At North Jersey Bookstore
Meet Clay Travis At North Jersey Bookstore Conservative commentator and sportswriter Clay Travis is coming to Bergen County. Travis, who founded the sports website Outkick and co-hosts "The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show," will be signing copies of his new book "American Playbook" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Monday, August 7 at 6 p.m. In "American Playbook", Travis lays out his gameplan for how the Republican Party can turn its fortunes around and defeat Democrats at the ballot box, according to a synopsis. This is Travis' fourth book and his second political book. To purchase tickets to meet Travis, click here.
Ready For Takeoff: NJ Hot Air Balloon Fest Lifts Off This Weekend Ready For Takeoff: NJ Hot Air Balloon Fest Lifts Off This Weekend
Ready For Takeoff: NJ Hot Air Balloon Fest Lifts Off This Weekend It’s almost time for the 40th annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning — and this year’s event lineup features some of the most “Instagram-worthy” shapes and spectacles from all around the world. The festival, which starts Friday, July 28 and runs through Sunday, July 30, is held at the Solberg Airport in Readington. Expect sky-high appearances from pilots in 21 states, 20 from the Garden State alone. All coming together… Getting excited! #njballoonfest2023 Posted by The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning on Thursday, July 27, 2023 But there’s another reason the event holds the …
'Gioia Mia': North Jersey Restaurant Honors Late Grandmother 'Gioia Mia': North Jersey Restaurant Honors Late Grandmother
'Gioia Mia': North Jersey Restaurant Honors Late Grandmother It's out with Fascino and in with Gioia Mia.  Gioia Mia, which translates to "My Joy" has taken over the spot formerly held by Fascino, at 331 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair. The restaurant is now run by Mary Cumella, who was general manager of Fascino, with Logan Ramirez, who was chef de cusine at Fascino, serving as an executive chef. Cumella said she had planned to open Gioia Mia at another location but plans fell through. She initially ran Gioia Mia as a pop-up concept at Fascino's and received "incredible" feedback. "The guests loved it," Cumella said. "They said it was the best meal t…
July 4th Fireworks In North Jersey July 4th Fireworks In North Jersey
July 4th Fireworks In North Jersey Happy 247th birthday America! If you're looking to celebrate by watching fireworks displays, you've got plenty of options across North Jersey. Here are fireworks events to catch in the area this weekend (many are day-long events but this list is just for fireworks): Allendale, Crestwood Lake, Tuesday, July 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Clifton, Clifton Stadium, $3 per person, fireworks at dusk Denville, Gardner Field, Tuesday, July 4, 9:15 p.m. Dover, Hamilton Field Complex, Monday, July 3, fireworks at dusk, adults $4, students $3, seniors $1. East Hanover, Lurker Park, Tuesday, Ju…
Little Pete Comes Home: North Jersey Actor Hosting Book Signing Little Pete Comes Home: North Jersey Actor Hosting Book Signing
Little Pete Comes Home: North Jersey Actor Hosting Book Signing If you grew up watching Nickelodeon in the 90s, and come on, who didn't, this is the event for you. Danny Tamberelli, who played "Little" Pete Wrigley on "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" will be signing copies of his new book, "The First Date Prophecy," along with his wife Kate, at Bookends in Ridgewood on Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m. Tamberelli grew up in Maywood and Wyckoff and graduated from Ramapo High School in 2000. "Pete and Pete", which aired in the early 90s on Nickelodeon, was filmed throughout North Jersey, mainly in Leonia. The novel is inspired by the Tamberelli's own love sto…
NJ Native Halsey Set For Homecoming NJ Native Halsey Set For Homecoming
NJ Native Halsey Set For Homecoming Halsey is ready for her homecoming. The singer, who was born in Edison and grew up in Washington (Warren County) is performing two shows in Newark with a live string arrangement on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22. And fans can expect waterworks. The "Eastside" and "Bad at Love" singer is keeping the setlist under wraps but said fans can expect to hear a wide range of music spanning her entire catalogue. I have cried without fail every time I’ve heard the string arrangements. No promises I won’t cry onstage. Really moving stuff, hope you’re ready to be in pain! Jersey tomorrow …
Meet Chris Paul In Bergen County Meet Chris Paul In Bergen County
Meet Chris Paul In Bergen County CP3 is coming to Bergen County. Chris Paul, a 12-time NBA All-Star, will be signing copies of his new book "Sixty-One: Life Lessons From Papa, On And Off The Court" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m.  In "Sixty-One," Paul talks about the role his grandfather played in turning him into the man he is today, according to a synopsis. Paul's grandfather was murdered in 2002.  Paul also discusses how to have a positive impact in your community and how being raised in Winston-Salem turned him into a leader, according to a book synopsis.   The book signing comes as speculatio…