Looking forward to making our first official trip to the beach this weekend. Looks like it’s going to be a great beach weekend and we all know there is no better place to enjoy the beach. Only in Asbury Park!
Tuesday is Dolci Doggie Night at Casa Di Dolci, the great authentic Italian gelato shop located at 539 Cookman Avenue. Free frozen treats for all dogs every Tuesday at 7 pm. The evening is co-sponsored by The Dawg Joint. Only in Asbury Park!
McLoone’s Supper Club is launching a Comedy Night series starting Thursday,
June 21st with Rodney Lane. Check the club’s web site for full lineup.
The Inaugural Asbury Park Recreation Department Golf Invitational that was rained out in May has been rescheduled to Monday, August 6, 2012. This tournament hosts a scramble format and will be played at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, NJ. If you are interested in sponsorships, to register to play, or to volunteer call 732.502.5790or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation is hosting a free open jam every Wednesday at Chico’s House of Jazz starting at 8 pm.
Still time to enjoy Bike Asbury Park this Saturday at the brand new Springwood Center at Atkins & Springwood Avenues. Sign ups start at 9 am and the ride will launch at 10 am. Helmets required. Call 732.502.5753 for info.
And speaking of the brand new Springwood Center which will be home to the brand new Asbury Park Senior Center, the furniture arrived today, so the grand opening is right around the corner. Kudos to Interfaith Neighbors who was responsible for designing and building the center. Stay tuned!
Two great films are showing this weekend at The ShowRoom: Bernie and Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. Christina Mengert, screenwriter and executive producer of the film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding staring two-time Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda, will Skype with The ShowRoom’s audience on Friday, June 15th following the 7:30 pm screening of the film. Only in Asbury Park!
The Asbury Park Farmers Market officially opens this weekend. The market is located on Main Street between Fifth and Sunset Avenues and will be open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. The city now has three farmers’ markets: The city market on Main; Asbury Fresh Satruday Market at Kennedy Park and Thursday’s Carousel Farmers Market on the boardwalk at First Avenue. Arugula!
Exciting News: Revision Theatre announced last week that the 2012 Fifth Anniversary Season will take place at 700 Grand Avenue, the former site of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Wow! The company established its reputation with unique productions in unusual venues. The last two seasons they operated out of the historic Carousel building. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Bob Angelini, the upcoming season promises to be another winner. The “Theatre at St. George” provides the next platform for this young company to make a significant contribution to the growing Asbury Park arts movement. Stay tuned!
Paranormal Books & Curisoities, 627 Cookman Ave., launches “Local Haunts” an author series this Sunday, June 17th. Authors Joseph Bilby & Harry Ziegler will be in the bookstore from 2 to 4 pm.
We hosted a very productive meeting with city business owners last Thursday regarding Bamboozles effect on the local commerce in the city. Although the festival was quite successful, many business had an off weekend. The owners asked to be included in future planning of large festivals in the city. The city is asking residents and businesses who have any comments or suggestions to forward them to me at email@example.com . Stay tuned!
Don’t forget it’s Father’s Day this Sunday. This is always a special day for me. My Dad died in 1988 way before his time, so I like mark a day to think about him and all the gifts he gave me. He was a man who touched very many by the example he set. This year I am looking forward to spending my day with my father-in-law Bob Ayling. Hotel Tides is hosting a special Father’s Day live jazz program featuring McCarrick & McDonough from 7 to 10 pm. Come early for dinner.
The weather gurus are guaranteeing great weather ahead.
So get that weekend going! Wishes for a wonderful, warm & sunny 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.