I have to apologize to all of you that get the weekly event listings since, I sent out last week’s listing again. My friend Bruce Bollerman referred to it as the “Déjà Vu” weekly events list. Sorry, forgive me. I need to take some time off and come up for air. So, let’s put last week behind us and get an early start on this weekend.
Usually, I ‘m all about the music but this weekend it’s almost totally about film! I am so excited to announce the 10th Annual Garden State Film Festival arrives this weekend. This is one of my favorite events. Asbury Park is proud to be the home of this excellent platform for so many talented filmmakers. One very unique part of this festival is they actually have a designated movie music competition. We all know that most great films are supported with great music. The schedule is way to full to list here, so go to www.gsff.org to preview the lineup. Suggestion: We usually spend significant time prior to the event studying what movies that we want to see. So, I hope to run into you sometime over the weekend. Asbury Park Where Music Lives and this weekend full of amazing film!
Blue Hawaii Vintage is hosting a Mad Men Season 5 Premiere Party at its shop located at 529 Bangs Ave. on Sunday, March 25th starting a 5 pm. 60′s dress is encouraged. At 8 pm the party will move cross the street to BACA to watch the 2 hour premiere. Only in Asbury Park!
Two Asbury Park live performance companies are hosting events this week. Tonight, ReVision Theatre is presenting Cabaret at Chico’s starring Sandy Sasso & her Band at Chico’s House of Jazz. Show starts at 7:30 pm. L!VE Asbury Park will present “An Evening With Dusty” this Saturday, March 24th in The Press Room at 9 pm. The production recreates a 1969 concert experience with the original pop Diva and blue-eyed soul singer, Dusty Springfield and stars Kristen Holly Smith. “I Only Want to Be with You.”
More Excitement! The Asbury Park Musical Heritage Foundation is hosting a very special launch party at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel on April 28th. The special part of this launch will be the premiere of “Asbury Park Musical Memories,” an oral history collaboration project between Asbury Park High School, Monmouth University, and Synergy Productions. This documentary captures some wonderful stories about all the amazing music that found a home in Asbury Park. It captures the memories of those who have made, witnessed and participated in the musical history of our great city. The screening will follow a Pre-launch Fundraiser Cocktail Party. After the premiere, there will be a Meet & Greet with Musicians and then we will all head to the Dauphin Grill for the After Party. Don’t miss this one. All the details will be coming next week. Save the date: April 28th. Asbury Park Where Music Lives!
The Asbury Galleria in the Grand Arcade will be hosting a Meet & Greet and book signing featuring Robert Manni author of “The Guys’ Guy’s Guide To Love” Friday evening from 7 to 9 pm and on Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Only in Asbury Park!
There will be an informative Crime Prevention Panel meeting at the Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30 pm to address community concerns and answer questions. Important!
Bruce Hornsby is coming to Asbury Park for a very special show June 11th. Stay tuned!
This week, we welcome spring and wonder what ever happened to winter. We welcome the Garden State Film Festival and so many awesome filmmakers. Most of all we welcome you! Only in Asbury Park!
Wishes for a wonderful, sunny, and safe weekend,|
Director of Commerce, Economic Development, and Good Times
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Tom Gilmour serves as the Director of Commerce and Economic Development for the City of Asbury Park and is responsible for special events and film permitting.