Weekend in Old Monmouth Tour

The annual Weekend in Old Monmouth Tour is set for May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., May 7 from noon to 5 p.m. with three new sites added to this year’s tour. They are: Crawford House c.1920 in Tinton Falls which commemorates three generations of the Crawford family who ran a butcher shop at the site in the town’s historic district; Spring Lake Historical Society Museum, which is dedicated to that town’s local history and connection to surrounding communities and Stephen Crane House c. 1778 in Asbury Park, which was home to the fames author of “The Red Badge of Courage.”

Participants can begin planning their routes on the county website at www.visitmonmouth.com

New Jersey Artistry

Real life-like sculptures by famous New Jersey artist Seward Johnson will soon be seen in downtown Spring Lake.  The outdoor exhibit “Celebrating the Familiar” comes to town from September 17 to January 1 of the new year.

The 14 bronze sculptures depict people doing ordinary things such as sitting on a bench reading or throwing away a piece of garbage.

The exhibit comes from the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

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Manasquan Volleyball Tournament

Manasquan’s 10th annual volleyball tournament is set for Sun., September 18th with a rain date of September 25th. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. at the Main Street Beach. The event is a benefit for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex counties.

People are encouraged to form teams with friends, families or coworkers. Call Charleen at 732.444.3539 or email cartese@bbbsmmc.org to register.

Asbury Park Concert Band

Asbury Park Concert Band

Take a stroll on the Asbury Park Boardwalk every Thursday until August 25 to here the Asbury Park Concert Band now in its 71st season. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. on the boardwalk between McLoone’s Restaurant and Convention Hall at Ocean and Fifth avenues. These FREE concerts are held rain or shine with the band heading into the casino walkway at the south end of the boardwalk in the event of rain. Visit www.johnluckenbillmusic.wordpress.com.

Annual BBQ Fundraiser

The Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual BBQ fundraiser at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como Thurs., Aug. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for members and $50 non-members. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for high school seniors in the southern Monmouth area.

Click to view the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce’s website

APPD Officer Brings the Community Together

Asbury Park, NJ – August 2, 2016 – Week six of the the 10-week Levitt AMP Asbury Park Music Series continued at Springwood Park with Dr. Cheeko and Random Test. Construction of the park was completed just over one month and a half ago, and the grand opening was held on June 18th. This was the first public park ever built on the west side.

During the performance of the Bob Marley hit, “Could You Be Loved?” Asbury Park police officer, Craig Breiner, began to dance. His joy and positivity attracted the attention of community members and residents, who joined him immediately. Lucky for us, the scene also attracted the attention of a few cameras…

The video has been viewed over 35,000 times. You can watch the video and help spread this positive message, one that is so important in our country’s time of turmoil, here:

APPD Officer Brings the Community Together

The Asbury Park Music Foundation would like to thank Officer Breiner for helping us shine a positive light on our city and the men and women of public safety. Don’t miss next weeks concert featuring latin groove performers MonteRosa Band, and opening act Karen Lee & Sympathetic Resonance. See the full schedule at http://concerts.levittamp.org/asbury_park.

Source: Asbury Park Music Foundation

Mom’s Kitchen

Mom’s Kitchen on 5th Avenue in Neptune City is now Il Posto. Good news is the owner’s of Mom’s are involved in the new restaurant so the pizza recipe remains and many of the menu items!

Mom’s has been a popular spot at the Jersey Shore for decades and a regular on many people’s dining out list. Il Posto looks to be poised to follow that tradition.
BTW their Flounder de limone is spectacular!