LOVE Asbury Park


The city of Asbury Park, New Jersey, hosts an event on the first Saturday night of each month where downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late. The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a monthly postcard campaign to promote “First Saturday,” and two of my photographs were chosen for the July and December postcards.

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Here’s the Chamber of Commerce’s press release on the opening event:

LOVE Launch Party A “Sweet” Reception to Celebrate the Arts & Asbury Park!

Wednesday, February 13th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the new Asbury Park Musical Heritage Foundation gallery space at 708 Cookman ave, Asbury Park.

Please join us as we unveil 12 original pieces of art to be showcased throughout 2013 as part of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce’s monthly postcard series promoting First Saturday Asbury Park. Guests will enjoy refreshments, bakery sweets from Confections of a Rockstar Bakery and live music by local artists. This reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at The Asbury Park Musical Heritage Foundation gallery space located at 708 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.

The artists whose work will be featured are Victor Bubadias, Wallace West, M.C. Whelan, Karen LaDu, Anita Strand, Merry Brennan, Suzanne Ritger, Michael Indorato, AJ Bredensteiner, Bonnie McKee Tortora and Alan Barnett.

The reception is free, open to the public, and sponsored by The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, SICA, ArtsCAP, Confections of a Rockstar Bakery, and Bands on a Budget.

About The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce

The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce is the main resource for business in Asbury Park. We serve as an advocate at the city, county and state level for business. The Chamber provides support for attracting visitors to our city through marketing, promotion, and consumer events such as our monthly First Saturday Asbury Park Programs and the annual Oysterfest. We also serve as the local office for visitor information. The Chamber of Commerce in Asbury Park is connected to consumers and the business community via all forms of social media and traditional communication.

CONTACT: Jacqueline L. Pappas, Executive Director Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce 308 Main Street  Asbury Park NJ 07712  732-775-7676,


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