There’s so many things to do in Asbury Park this weekend!
How many things to do in Asbury Park can you cram into the first weekend in June?
This Saturday, come to historic Convention Hall on the boardwalk for the Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market. Holdfast Records organizes this three times a year, but the summer one has the best weather for a visit. Backward Glances will have a booth, alongside thousands of records (all genres–not just punk rock). Plus comics, toys, jewelry, vegan goods, art oddities, memorabilia, and of course–vintage clothes! Aside from vintage wear, we’ll also have our rock n roll t-shirts and tank tops, unique jewelry, vintage trading cards, and reproduction concert posters and vintage movie, TV show, and rock 11″ x 14″ sepia posters. There’s going to be live music from TV Tamps, Small Talk, the Fuss, and the West Kensingtons. Only $5 to get in. More information here.
Also on Saturday, is the Show Me Your Pink Party at the Asbury Festhalle Biergarten. This is a fundraiser for Mary’s Place by the Sea, which is dedicated to providing a place for women with cancer to heal their mind, body and soul. Admission to the event is free, but you can support the cause by buying cocktails and raffle tickets. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Downtown Asbury Park businesses will be having a social media scavenger hunt on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00. Explore all the great stores and restaurants that Asbury Park has to offer, and get a chance to win a an amazing one-of-a-kind travel package as the grand prize.
But wait, there’s still more happenings on Saturday: Groovy Graveyard, the very cool record and collectibles store in our building, will be hosting psychobilly rock and roll band the Junk Rumblers for a free show, with sets at 4:00 and 6:00. They are calling this the Summer Smash-Up, and you know that it is going to be a crazy good time.
The festivities continue on Sunday with the Jersey Pride Parade. This is the 25th year of Jersey Pride. The parade kicks off at City Hall at around noon, working its way down Cookman Avenue, up Grand and Sunset, and ending at Atlantic and Bradley Parks by Convention Hall. The 25th Annual LGBTI Pride Celebration runs there from noon to 7 pm, with vendors, a family zone, plenty of space for a picnic and relaxing, a food court, and the AIDs Memorial Quilt on display. Live music performances include headliner Jordin Sparks, Suzanne Westenhoefer, the Christine Martucci Band, the Josh Zukcerman Band, the QSpot Marching Band, and many many more. This parade is always outrageous and fun, you should check it out. Get more information about Jersey pride here.
Well, I’m getting tired just thinking about this weekend! Hope to see you in Asbury Park!