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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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September 2020

Songs About Asbury Park, at the Crane House

September 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Stephen Crane House, 508 4th Ave.
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 United States
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For the weekend of the annual Asbury Park Music and Film Festival, singer and songwriter George Wirth returns to the Lecture Room stage on Saturday, April 25, with a special program of acoustic music. George and guest performers TBA will spotlight some of the many Songs About Asbury Park written through the years, along with their own original salutes to the seaside city, followed by a screening of a music-themed feature film TBA. Presented by Musicians On A Mission as…

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October 2020

Marj Conn is CORA CRANE, live at the Crane House

October 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Stephen Crane House, 508 4th Ave.
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 United States
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She was a businesswoman, a war correspondent, an adventurer, a socialite, a scandal queen, an author, a "madam" — and, if anyone asked, the common-law "wife" of Stephen Crane. On the afternoon of Saturday, March 28, CORA CRANE lives again, in the premiere performance of a one-woman show written and performed by Marjorie Conn. The actor-playwright returns to the Crane House with a special reading for Women's History Month, illuminating the life, times, and hidden history of this vividly irrepressible…

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February 2021

APHS Presents the History of Slavery in New Jersey

February 18, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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October 2021

‘Roctober Clam Bake Celebrating Asbury Park’s 150th Anniversary

October 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cross & Orange, Kennedy Park 104 Grand Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States
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$65

We're thrilled to announce the biggest AP Fall event, ‘Roctober Clam Bake on Friday, Oct. 15, Celebrating Asbury Park’s 150th Anniversary. Hosted by Cross & Orange in beautiful Kennedy Park (Downtown Asbury Park) Ticket Price: $65.00 + cash bar Ticket price includes ALL of the below: New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Littleneck Clams, Grilled Shrimp, Fresh Maine Lobster Claws and Tails, Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Red Skin Potato Salad, Homemade Cole Slaw PLUS a Commemorative Sesquicentennial Pint Glass! 🎶…

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November 2021

The Stephen Crane House Presents: Cora & Stevie: Heaven & Hell

November 7, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Stephen Crane House, 508 4th Ave.
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 United States
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$10

She was a business owner, war correspondent, world traveler, socialite, and scandal queen... an author, a "Madam," and one of the most unforgettable American women of her day. But if you asked CORA TAYLOR CRANE what she'd like to be called, she'd prefer to be known as the common-law "wife" of Stephen Crane. On Sunday, November 7 — in honor of the 150th birthday of the world-famous writer who got his start in Asbury Park — the Stephen Crane House…

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December 2021

2021 New York City Christmas Lights Tour

December 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
New York City New York, NY United States
$125

TOUR FEATURES Lavatory Motorcoach Transportation Visit Bryant Park's outdoor holiday bazaar featuring Specialty shops & kiosks 3 Course luncheon included in Little Italy Progressive Travel Tour Host Services 2-hours guided "Christmas Lights' tour | Tour Highlights: Greenwich Village / Macy's / Herald Square / 5th & 6th Ave. Holiday window displays / St. Patrick's Leisure Time at Rockefeller Center Tree Tax & Tips for meal, driver & Guide ITINERARY Depart Ocean Grove | 10AM Lunch Scheduled | 1:30PM Return Ocean…

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May 2022

Songwriters at the Crane House: George Wirth, Regina Goldy, & Jonathan Tea

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Stephen Crane House, 508 4th Ave.
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 United States
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$20

They’re back! On Sunday, May 15, the APHS plays host to an afternoon of acoustic song and story, in an intimate SONGWRITERS AT THE CRANE HOUSE session. Presented in partnership with the nonprofit Musicians on a Mission, the 3pm program finds the folks behind the long-running “Words & Music” and “Rosie’s Café” house concert series returning to our in-house Lecture Room performance space for the first time since January 2020. Join veteran Shore singer-songwriter GEORGE WIRTH plus guest artists REGINA…

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