To help the Garden State, one of the states most heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus, a group of musicians, athletes and personalities will appear on Hip New Jersey Stays Home to benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to the NJPRF, which supports organizations providing essential services and those on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The telethon, hosted by Hip New Jersey and News 12+, will premiere on Sunday, May 31 at 8 pm. To watch from home, tune to News 12+ on Optimum 61 and Verizon Fios 530. The show will also stream on Hip New Jersey’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
“Hip New Jersey Stays Home will entertain and inspire viewers as the Garden State looks to reopen and rebuild,” said Hip New Jersey co-creators, Maria Falzo and Lisa Marie Latino. “We are excited to spotlight the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund on our News 12+ platform.”
Telethon appearances include Bobbi Brown, the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Daniel Jones, quarterback of the New York Giants; Golden Tate, wide receiver for the New York Giants; George Oliphant, host of NBC’s George to the Rescue and more.
Musical performances will include David Bryan of Bon Jovi, Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, Rock of Ages), Garden State Radio, Kimberley Locke (American Idol) and others.
“We are incredibly grateful for the hard work and commitment of the Hip New Jersey team,” said New Jersey first lady and NJPRF founder Tammy Murphy. “The money raised from this benefit show will help address the urgent needs of our community, both now and in the weeks and months ahead as we continue fighting this pandemic.”
The program will also feature New Jersey-based businesses, medical professionals, students and others who will recount their personal pandemic stories.
Last month, other NJ celebrities like Halsey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Charlie Puth performed for the virtual JERSEY 4 JERSEY concert, which also raised money for the NJPRF.