Asbury Park Mardi Gras/Mardi Paws Parade

Downtown Asbury Park Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

It's time for Asbury Park Mardi Gras--and we've added a Mardi Paws pet parade! Ready for the 5th annual Asbury Park Mardi Gras celebration.?. This year there are new activities: the King Cake Baby Hunt & the Mardi Paws Pet Parade. Plus favorites, the Mardi Gras Happy Hour & the Masquerade Ball! 12 pm-5 pm […]

Womens Convention Events at the Shoppes

the Shoppes at the Arcade 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

Join us at the Shoppes during the Asbury Park Womens Convention! This is the 3rd year for the Asbury Park Womens Convention. A new addition this year is a focus on women-owned businesses on Asbury Park. We've got a full schedule of programming presented by the many female entrepreneurs in our building, the Shoppes at […]

Punk Rock Flea Market at Convention Hall

Convention Hall 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

The Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market is back at Convention Hall! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 4TH! We're back at Convention Hall with our pop-up shop of coolness on Sunday May 3rd.  We’ll be there with our fantastic vintage clothing, retro tank tops, posters, trading cards, groovy gifts and collectibles. There […]

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2021 Events

Backward Glances 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

We're just waiting for 2021 events! Yes, everything that was left for 2020 got cancelled, but we are hoping to be involved in many fun events in 2021.  So what do we have to look forward to? Due to restrictions and social distancing requirements, we will not be doing Asbury Park Mardi Gras in February. […]

Reopen Asbury Park Street Festival

the Shoppes at the Arcade 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

It's a street festival every weekend! It's time for another season of ReOPEN Asbury Park. In 2020, the City of Asbury Park closed many of the streets to traffic, and opened them to pedestrians, retailers, and restaurants.  Our local businesses put out their wares and our restaurants set up outside tables. There was a wonderful […]

Asbury Park Mardi Gras Day 2022

Downtown Asbury Park Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

It's back! Asbury Park Mardi Gras Day 2022! We took a year off, but our New Jersey version of Mardi Gras day 2022 will return on Saturday February 26th. This will be the 6th year for our event! We hold it on Saturday instead of Fat Tuesday so everyone can attend, but we've got the […]

Open Mic Music & Food Drive

Backward Glances 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Musician On a Mission presents Open Mic Music & Food Drive: Finally--after two years this show has been rescheduled! Backward Glances is partnering with Musicians on a Mission. We wanted to celebrate our new sponsorship by hosting an open mic music show. Were you here for the British Invasion themed show in 2019? It was […]

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Musician on a Mission Open Mic

Backward Glances 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Are you a musician on a mission with a song to sing? Join the charitable group Musicians on a Mission  for another Open Mic and Donation Drive at Backward Glances! These events are great. This will be the third one we have hosted.  The first one had a British Invasion theme, and the second one […]

Small Business Saturday

Backward Glances 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Join us for Small Business Saturday on November 26th.  it's also time to celebrate Backward Glances' 37th birthday! Yes, we opened on the Saturday after Thanksgiving back in 1985! Check […]

Al-Vis and Friends Holiday Show

the Shoppes at the Arcade 658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

Join us for a special holiday show with Al-Vis and Friends on December 11th!  They will be celebrating the release of a brand new Christmas song "Rudolf Where You Been […]