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June 2020

Dedication of “Honeysuckle Rose House” on Atkins Ave.

June 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In December 1928, the songwriting team of Fats Waller and Andy Razaf sat down at a rented piano in Andy's mother's home at 119 Atkins Avenue and wrote a song that would go on to become one of the most recorded tunes of all time. On a June 2020 date to be announced, the APHS and Asbury Park Museum join with Classic Urban Harmony LLC to recognize the West Side building where "Honeysuckle Rose" was born. A commemorative plaque will…

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August 2020

Art on the Boardwalk returns to the oceanfront

August 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Historical Society on the afternoon of Sunday, August 16, for the 15th annual outdoor exhibit and sale of original art and handmade crafts known as Art on the Boardwalk. Open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm — and extending along the "beach" side of the boards, beginning at the south entrance to Convention Hall — the popular fundraiser returns to the place that's inspired generations of painters, poets, and musical performers. There's still time for…

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February 2021

APHS Presents the History of Slavery in New Jersey

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Did you know that in 1866 New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery? That enslaved people were in the Garden State since the 1600s? Learn more about this noteworthy and interesting subject when the Asbury Park Historical Society (APHS) presents the history of slavery in New Jersey on Thursday, Feb. 18 as part of its Black History Month celebration. Author Rick Geffken will give a virtual presentation of his newly-released book “Stories of Slavery in New Jersey”…

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June 2021

Images of America | Asbury Park: A Century of Change – Presentation by Author Helen Pike

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Asbury Park Library, 500 1st Ave.
Asbury Park, 07712 United States
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The Asbury Park Historical Society is thrilled to welcome author Helen Pike for a special presentation and book signing of her book “Images of America: Asbury Park”. The event will take place at the Asbury Park Library, located at 500 1st Ave. on Thursday, 6/24/21 at 7pm. Please join us in-person for this special event. Helen-Chantal Pike is a writer, photographer and award-winning author whose earlier volume on the founding of this popular community, Images of America | Asbury Park:…

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