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Lots to do in Asbury Park this month!

The Farmers and Artisan Market: Sun. May 14

Opening for its 6th season, the market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kennedy Park at the corner of Cookman and Grand avenues. The market features fresh, local produce, seafood, baked goods, a local wine vineyard, hard cider vendor and handmade crafts from over 50 local vendors. New additions this year include live music and demonstrations ranging from food demos to bee pollination stations for kids to a women’s self defense presentation.

Potential vendors can register at www.asburyfresh.com.

Spring Bazaar: Sat. May 13

Located at the Grand Arcade in Convention Hall, the bazaar will have many craft and vintage vendors, a chance to build your own bouquet, and take some silly photo strips. Also enjoy Sunday Brunch at The Anchor’s Bend and yoga on the beach taught by the amazing instructors of Younique Yoga.

Yard Sale:  Sat. May 20 

The annual Asbury Park town wide yard sale, which benefits animal rescue groups begins at 9 a.m. There will be multiple locations throughout the city as residents clean out their closets and help animals as well.

This year a portion of the proceeds will go to Rescue Ridge and Wag On Inn. Contact Sonja O’Brien at 732.832.5737 for info.

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

Asbury Park – The Premier Summer Rental Location

Asbury Park is becoming one of the premier places for summer rentals. This season has seen an uptick in both demand and prices.

There are several properties listed on Air BNB for between $300 and $500 per night, depending on how close they are to the ocean.

Asbury Park was also recently features in Travel Magazine as a new “destination” beach town.