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Wave Gathering Festival Asbury ParkASBURY PARK – Last year’s Wave Gathering Emerging Music festival was the largest organized event ever held on the Jersey Shore, showcasing the talents of more than 180 artists at 16 music venues throughout the city and featuring informative music panels and artist interviews highlighting the ever changing music industry.

The event continues to grow along with Asbury Park, and this year will add new venues as performance sites.

Last year’s event drew more than 3,000 people, and showcased emerging artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Nicole Atkins and the Sea, Val Emmich, Earl Greyhound, DESOL, The Ruling Party, and Jenny Owen Youngs, who have continued to build their careers and gone on to major success after playing at Wave Gathering.

The festival also featured the talents of dozens of artists who call Asbury Park their musical home, including Status Green, Readymade Breakup, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Alex Brumel, Rick Barry and Last Perfect Thing.

Performances at venues on Cookman Avenue and the newly refurbished boardwalk area will continue to be a big part of this year’s festival, to encourage patrons to shop and dine in Asbury Park’s newly re-developed areas.

Submissions from performers are being accepted now and are currently under review.

Past performers from 2006 and 2007 are automatically eligible to submit by sending their requests to info@wavegathering.com

Full weekend badges for Wave Gathering 2008 will be on sale May 1.

For more information, submissions and/ or updates about the festival, go to www.wavegathering.com.

WHAT: The 3rd Annual 2008 Wave Gathering Emerging Music Festival.

WHEN: Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22.

WHERE: Various venues in the City of Asbury Park, including nightclubs, restaurants and art galleries

For more information:
www.wavegathering.com
www.myspace.com/wavegathering

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As Red Bank Green so eloquently reports, The Red Bank River Center is sponsoring Dine Downtown, a restaurant promotion in cooperation with 16 downtown dining establishments that feature prix fixe menus (ranging in price from $15-$35) on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the month of April.

This may be an excellent opportunity not only to try a restaurant I’ve never been to before, but perhaps make it an official Bayshore Friends gathering!  Please post if you’re interested, or better yet… join Bayshore Friends and let us know there!

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Disclaimer: this is not necessarily my endorsement.

I am helping to spread the word since it is local to Monmouth County. I’m not sure I will go to this, but perhaps this may be of interest to some of you (especially the Democrats)

Election Night Results with Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.

February 5th, 2008
8:00 pm

Hillary Clinton for President Monmouth County Office
495 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ

**Refreshments will be served**

To RSVP or for more information, please call
The Hillary Clinton for President Monmouth County Campaign office at (732) 571-4141.

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Here’s a good cause everybody should go to support!

Take Me Home!
Portraits of Adoptable Shelter Dogs and Cats

A Photography Exhibit by
Valerie Craig, Sisi Ho, Jack Norton, and David Segelstein
SCAN Learning Center at Monmouth Mall

Opening reception:
Friday, February 8th
6:30-8:30pm

If you miss the reception, the exhibit is on view from February 5-29.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.

The SCAN Learning Center is located in the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, NJ.
On the lower level of the mall, next to the mall’s management office, below the food court.

For more information, click on www.scannj.com or call 732-542-1326.

Shelter Animal Photography Exhibit PDF

A portion of proceeds from any sales will be donated to the MCSPCA. We hope the real value of this exhibit will be increased awareness of MCSPCA services, new volunteers and donors… and ADOPTERS!

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There are some great events that are planned around The Breeder’s Cup at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport which is not far at all from Red Bank.

Perhaps some of these events will interest you! I’m definitely interested in the NJoy Food & Wine Tasting event. Hopefully I can scrounge up $50 to go!


FanFest Polo Match (Oct. 14) ~ 2- 4 pm
Maria Gatta Community Park, Oceanport

The excitement of a live polo match, right in Oceanport!

The Oceanport Sports Foundation in conjunction with the Colts Neck Polo Executive Committee presents the Breeders’ Cup FanFest Polo Match. A special half-time event will include a presentation by the Monmouth County Hunt presenting riders and hounds. A portion of the proceeds will benefit RERUN, Inc. Adopt a Thoroughbred and the Oceanport Sports Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.oceanportboro.com.


FanFest 5K Run (Oct 20) ~ 11 am
Monmouth Park Racetrack

The 5K is fun for the whole family!

The course is on flat, paved roads with the last ¼ mile run on the racetrack to cross the finish line!

For more information call the Race Hotline at 732.222.4367 or online at http://www.oceanportboro.com. Proceeds will benefit the Monmouth Park Charity Fund and the Oceanport Volunteer Emergency Services, which includes the First Aid company, Port-au-Peck Chemical Hose and Oceanport Hook & Ladder.

The FanFest 5K Run includes:

5K finishes on Monmouth Park Racetrack
Kiddie sprints
Fantastic prizes
Medals to all finishers
Post-race festival
T-shirt to all pre-race registrants


FanFest Festival ~ October 19 – 21
Monmouth Park Racetrack Grounds

Friday, October 19…5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, October 20…11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, October 21…11 AM – 7 PMThe Breeders’ Cup FanFest celebrates the excitement and legacy of The Breeders’ Cup with a three day festival on October 19 – 21, 2007 complete with rides, continuous live entertainment, unique crafters and vendors, antiques, a beer tent, Farmers’ Market and fun-filled activities for the whole family. Attendance to this event, held on the grounds of Monmouth Park Racetrack is free and open to the public.

In addition, NJoy: Food & Wine Tasting, a separate event showcasing the top chefs and restaurants of the Garden State, will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in a private tent located within the FanFest event grounds. Hosted by New Jersey Monthly magazine, the event will highlight the region’s finest chef creations with some of the state’s best restaurants in attendance. Celebrity Chefs David Burke, Pichet Ong and others will be in attendance. Special printed recipes cards with wine pairings by Santi wines will be presented to each attendee along with other special giveaways.

Tickets for this event are $50 per person and are available by calling Allen Consulting at 732.946.2711 or visiting us at http://www.oceanportboro.com.

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