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.
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.
Squan Plaza has several events planned as the weather warms starting with an Electric Car Show: An Earth Day Drive-n-Ride event on Sun., April 23 from noon to 3 p.m. It is sponsored by the Manasquan Environmental Commission in Partnership with Circle BMW. There will be a charge point electric car charging stations available. Ride/drive BMW i3s and talk with local environmental groups.
The second event at Squan Plaza is the annual antique, craft, flea market and bake sale which is at the plaza Fri., May 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 732.714.6519 to reserve a table at $30 or$40 with a car.
Surfs Up! Surfing fans will want to head to Belmar for the New Jersey State Surfing ChampionshipsMay 6 and 7. The competition will divide surfers into age groups and amateurs as well as professionals who are also welcome to compete.
Patrick’s Pub in Neptune City is one fun place. Not only good food and drink but a place to show off your talent with an open mic night every Wednesday and Karaoke Thursdays with DJ Butch. For those who want to just sit back and enjoy the music, there is live entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Aside from all the awesome entertainment, Patrick’s has some pretty awesome food deals, too! Head there Monday for $5 Burgers and the next day for $5 Taco Tuesday. Don’t miss out on Wednesday’s great deal: $14.99 prime rib dinner, and wing fanatics will want to check out Thursday night’s special at 60 cents/wing with a minimum order of 10.
Golfers get ready! The William F. Larken Golf Course at Colonial Terrace in Ocean Township will be open for business April 1. This is a 9 hole municipal course offering over 2600 yards of golf in a park like setting. Hours are 7 a.m. to dusk seven days a week. Special events and discounts are offered throughout the season.
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.”