The mission of the Asbury Park Historical Society is to advance the understanding, appreciation, preservation and restoration of anything of historical value to the City of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Read More.
On Monday evening August 31, the superb doo wop acappella group, Quiet Storm, will give a free outdoor concert at the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum, 70 Court St., Freehold, NJ. The concert will be held rain or shine, under a large tent with chairs set up. Free light refreshments. The concert starts at 7:30 PM, but come at 6:30 to view the huge exhibit “Spirituals to Soul” including photos and memorabilia of African American music from Monmouth County (1880 - 1980). Quiet Storm will sing some Orioles songs in their set, in tribute to the late Bobby Thomas, the Asbury Park pioneer vocalist who sang with the Vibranaires, V-Eights and Orioles. A segment of the exhibition features photos and memorabilia related to Bobby Thomas' music career. Quiet Storm was Bobby's last Orioles group, performing with him on the 2011 Soul of Asbury Park concert at the Paramount Theatre. Quiet Storm also sang on the 2013 Gospel Explosion fundraiser for the Asbury Park Historical Society. The Society is a co-sponsor of the Spirituals to Soul exhibition. View Poster.
The Asbury Park Historical Society is proud to be a co-sponsor of an exhibit that explores the development of African American music in Monmouth County from 1880 to 1980.
The exhibit, which will run until Nov. 7, originally grew from a collaboration between music historians Charlie and Pamela Horner (of Classic Urban Harmony LLC) and the Asbury Park Historical Society that featured a small exhibition at Heaven Gallery in Asbury Park in January, followed in February by a month-long exhibition at the Monmouth University Pollak Gallery. Read More.
The tenth annual Art On The Boardwalk show, sponsored by the Asbury Park Historical Society, will take place on Sunday, August 16 and there is still room for dealers interested in participating.
The show is open to all fine art, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, photograph and sculpture. The show will be held on the boardwalk, just south of Convention Hall, near Fifth Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Applications to exhibit at the show can be downloaded or printed here. Or, for more information, telephone Teddy Chomko at 848-667-3432.
The entry fee is $75 (non-refundable) for a 10-foot-by12-foot space. Vendors can set up any time after 9 a.m. that day. Applications and checks need to be mailed to: APHS, P.O. Box 543, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
The art show is always a great success and we invite both artists and the general public to attend.
Monmouth University professors Mike Richison and Marina Vujnovic and Kean University professor Ed Johnston are happy to announce two additional Augmented Asbury Park tour dates this summer: Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, August 2. These tours are free of charge and will conclude the project in its current manifestation. Visitors to the boardwalk who wish to participate can meet Johnston and Richison in the lobby of Convention Hall at 2:30 pm. The tours last approximately 25 minutes. Click here to read more.
Welcome to our Classic Urban Harmony Newsletter issue (#24). This is our first newsletter of 2015. Yes, we know it's nearing the end of March already - we've been very busy. If you want to see our video review of last year and our list of lost luminaries you can visit the What's New Page of www.classicurbanharmony.net and scroll way down.
A Good Samaritan- namely Allied Environmental Signage, based in Farmingdale- has offered to restore the iconic neon sign from the Turf Club, a well-known Springwood Avenue night club in Asbury Park, for free.
“I thought I could help out. Somebody’s should do it and I have the facilities,” Company President Kevin White said earlier this week.
The teenage home of famous American author Stephen Crane in Asbury Park was officially placed on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places on Dec. 16.
The 1878 house, located at 508 Fourth Avenue, is slated to be purchased by the Asbury Park Historical Society in the near future and preserved as a museum dedicated to Crane and as a public meeting place for the historical society and other city and educational organizations. Read More.
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The Asbury Park Historical Society has launched a fundraising campaign to help finance its proposed acquisition and restoration of the historic Stephen Crane House.
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The Asbury Park Historical Society filed an application at the end of March with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to have the historic Stephen Carne House on Fourth Avenue in Asbury Park designated as an historic landmark.
Come Join Us at our Monthly Meeting Every 3rd Thursday at the Stephen Crane House , 508 Fourth Avenue @ 7:30pm. There are always a number of exciting things going on, make sure not to miss it! Guests are always invited. Read More.