The wild sights and sounds of the iconic ’70s disco Studio 54 will be recreated at the Asbury Hotel on Friday, August 11th when a concert version of a new theater piece “54- the musical” takes the stage. The event is a fundraising preview to help bring the show to Broadway.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of Studio 54 in New York City, and the disco era, a revolutionary period of popular music and culture.
“As the author of the piece, I wanted to present a living installation where audiences could viscerally connect to the excitement of the era and identify with the stories of the songwriters reimagined,” said Asbury Park actress, singer and playwright Renée Bang Allen. Continue reading 70’s Disco Vibe Hits The Asbury Hotel “54 – the musical,” Funk-Raising Its Way to Broadway
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) hosted its 20th annual Spring Tee-Off on June 26, 2017 at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. Over 100 golfers enjoyed a round of golf at one of New Jersey’s premier courses, lunch, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, awards and the chance to win over 35 silent auction items. Thanks to the attendees and top sponsors of the event for helping UWMOC raise over $55,000: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, New Jersey Natural Gas, Asbury Park Press, Deloitte, OceanFirst Bank, Tait Weller and Hackensack Meridian Health. Proceeds from one of the organization’s largest fundraisers will benefit United Way’s work in education, health and financial stability—the building blocks for a good life and the foundation for a thriving, prosperous community. Continue reading UNITED WAY OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES HOSTS 20TH ANNUAL SPRING TEE-OFF
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 JCC of Monmouth County, 100 Grant Ave., Deal 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Howell Elks, 84 Ramtown‑Greenville Rd., Howell 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Deal Community, 54 Roosevelt Ave., Deal 11:00 am to 6:30 pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 Whole Foods Market, 471 State Route 35 North, Red Bank 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Continue reading Blood Reserves Challenged by Patient Demand
The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center will host the 22nd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon, an event that benefits the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, on Thursday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guggenheim Library at Monmouth University. Continue reading Award-winning Journalist, Tamron Hall, to Serve as Guest Speaker for the 22nd Annual Power of Pink Luncheon
The following drives are scheduled in the near future:
Friday, July 7, 2017 Monmouth Mall, 180 State Route 35, Eatontown 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Most Holy Redeemer, 133 Amboy Road, Matawan 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 Freehold Raceway Mall, 3710 Rt. 9, Freehold 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives need to be scheduled to meet projected hospital demand. Current inventory of several blood types is running below the desired target level.
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Do you know the words to the “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” or “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and/or do these songs bring back memories? Fans of doo wop and sounds of the ’60s of all ages are invited for an evening of your favorite music by favorite stars Wednesday, June 28 at 8 pm at the state-of-the-art Axelrod Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Deal. Jay Siegel and The Tokens, who also recorded hits “Tonight I Fell in Love” “Portrait of My Love”, and “I Hear Trumpets Blow,” are performing as part of a multi-state tour. “We’ve been here once before on a sold out show,” said Siegal of the Axelrod PAC. ” It’s a beautiful modern theater that makes us feel very close to the audience and creates an intimate performance.”
Continue reading LEGENDARY JAY SIEGEL AND THE TOKENS AND SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES LEAD SINGER OF THE ICONIC SHIRELLES TO ROCK THE STAGE AT AXELROD PAC
Join us on opening night of “La Cage Aux Folle” June 2, at 7 PM for a special martini and prosecco reception in the theater lobby, benefitting Garden State Equality, sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Banfi Wines & Bolla and Cabaret for Life, Inc. A donation of $55 includes the reception and tickets for the opening night performance of the show. Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be matching your donations dollar for dollar! Cabaret for Life is providing bartenders and finger food. Continue reading TONY-WINNING “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” OPENING THIS WEEKEND
Press Communications and Deborah Heart & Lung have teamed up to present an all-new kind of Women’s Expo: “SASS, A Day for Today’s Woman!” The event is free to attend and will take place at the iPLAY America Events Center in Freehold on Saturday, June 3rd from Noon to 4pm. Continue reading SASS: A DAY FOR TODAY’S WOMAN NEW WOMEN’S EXPO DEBUTS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY
In conjunction with Fleet Week, the 9th Annual Eagle Oaks Honor Day will be held at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey, May 25. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families.
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During the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts from Monmouth and Ocean counties sold almost 1.1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. That works out to be an average of more than 125 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies sold per participating Girl Scout. Continue reading Girl Scouts celebrate 19 girls who sold more than 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies