Adult Pinatas!

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Will Hench of Jersey City introduced me to the term “Nipyata,” an adult pinata filled with baby bottles of booze—”nips”—instead of candy.

The standard Nipyatas come with about 12 brands: Fireball, Svedka, Jose Cuervo, Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, Peachtree, Captain Morgans, and more. Or, customers can tell creator Will Hench and his team their favorite brands to include.

Cutomized pinatas need approx 35 days lead time on the order – email custom@nipyata.com. For all regular orders, please visit their site nipyata.com.

Jersey City-ans can pick up their Nipyatas at The Thirsty Quaker (495 Monmouth St.) or have it delivered to your house/party, and those further away can have them shipped for free, which usually takes 3-5 business days. Check their website to see if your state is eligible for shipping and “For best results, ship your Nipyata to a Business Address where someone 21 + can sign for it. If you ship it to your home, and nobody 21 + is present to sign, it will be returned to sender. Then your party will stink,” warns Hench.

“A good friend from home would do ‘home made’ Nipyatas for parties and they were always a huge hit. The wide variety of spirits in each Nipyata was always a blast and watching your friends try to break it open while blindfolded was always hilarious fun. So we wanted to see if we could create a Nipyata brand and sell them online to be delivered for parties or birthday gifts.”

Nipyatas range from $59.99 to $229.99: the smallest come with 12 nips and the largest has 60 nips. It also includes Blind Fold, Nipyata Stick and String to hang up the Nipyata.

“We love the Jersey City community and how the small businesses all help to support each other. It’s an amazing and exciting place to be right now to launch a new product or service,” says Hench.

 

Festively yours,
JCG
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Halloween Happenings in Jersey City

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Friday, October 25th

Art House Productions is hosting “Late Night Curiosities.” Arrive in costume at 1 McWilliams Place, 6th floor, to find out what it’s all about. $5 at the door. Prizes included. More info here.

Corkscrew’s Halloween Party: Bust out your costume and head to the ‘Screw for candy, games and more. $5 drink specials (think: Red Devils, Witches Brew…and of course, pumpkin beers). There will be prizes for scariest, sexiest and best homemade costumes.

Classic Horror Film screenings at Loews Jersey CityFriday is Black Sunday (6:30pm). Saturday is Bride of Frankenstein (6:30pm). Immediately following at 8:30pm, the original 1925 Lon Chaney silent film Phantom of the Opera will have the acclaimed Bernie Anderson, Jr. performing on the Bob Balfour 4/23 Morton Wonder Organ. Finally, celebrate with your fellow audience members at the ball, The Phantom’s Masquerade, Sunday at 7pm.

Saturday, October 26th

The Village Merchants Association (VMA) is treating shoppers to a variety of special deals including 10% to 70% off at participating stores, as well as a raffle that shoppers can participate in to win a $20 gift certificate to a VMA store of their choice.

Newport hosts a Halloween Pet Parade begins at 12pm at the Canis Minor pet shop (31 River Drive South). Most creative pup and owner will be announced at 2:30pm.

“The Ghost of Uncle Joe” Masquerade Rock ‘n Roll Ball Benefit is an all-day concert in Harsimus Cove Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) beginning at 2pm. $10 donation for entry, but as I always say about this non-church affiliated, non-government property, please give more if you can. My last concert day here was a blast.

In the cemetery’s words: “Every month we need to raise between $2000 to $3000 just to operate and purchase equipment & supplies. If 300 people would donate only $10 each, we would be all set for the month!” Please help our amazing restoration work by contributing today at www.jerseycitycemetery.org.

Sunday, October 27th

This Sunday marks the last farmer’s market of the season at Riverview Fisk Park but it doubles as Halloween Dog Parade! I am luckily puppy-sitting my little sister Sheba this week, so we will be there. Arrive by 11:30am. Prizes will be awarded around noon. How festive!

Wednesday, October 30th

Family Fitness Mixed Martial Arts Halloween Party. All students must come in costume. Lil’ Dragons 3:45pm or 6pm. Juniors/BBC 4:30 or 6:45pm. Red/Black belts 5:15pm. Also, please note: All classes canceled Oct. 31st.

Thursday, October 31st

Downtown Halloween Parade Bring your children dressed in their costumes for candy, face painting, pictures and a parade, which begins at 4pm at Gymboree and ends at the Grove Street Path Plaza at 6pm with a Halloween party.

Boca Grande and Craig Mahoney present an Art, Comedy and Music Spectacular. 7pm kicks off the Halloween-themed art show. At 8pm, Craig will host a comedy show, followed by music performances and an open mic comedy show.

LITM Halloween Party: Arrive in costume at 8pm to enjoy the festivities.

Friday, November 1st

Orale Day of the Dead: Bring your costumes and your killer attitude for a party at Orale Mexican Kitchen including a DJ, mariachi band and my personal favorite, face painting. Prizes, too.

Trick or Treat to the JC Beat,
JCG

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