Asbury Park, NJ – April 29, 2010: Summer’s in the air, and surfers are gearing up for one of the highlights of the season: the Foster’s Belmar Pro surf tournament in September.
Langosta Lounge on the Asbury Park boardwalk is hosting a benefit party for the Foster’s Belmar Pro on Saturday, May 8th. The event, scheduled from 3 to 7 pm, will feature live entertainment by Barry & The Penetrators, a tempting array of Langosta appetizers, prizes and raffles, including a chance to win a Foster’s surfboard. Guests 21 and over will be treated to drink specials from Foster’s and Don Q mojitos and pina coladas. Admission is $10.
Don Tarrant of Eastern Lines Surf Shop, the tournament organizer, is excited about this year’s lineup. “The Foster’s Belmar Pro hits the beach for two big weekends in 2010: the Belmar Pro Amateur on September 11 and 12 and Pro series on September 17, 18 and 19th, including the Fins ASP Pro Junior event, an Open Pro men’s, Pro women’s and a Pro longboard contest,” says Tarrant. “We’re expecting competitors from all over the East Coast and beyond.”
In addition to Foster’s and Fins, sponsors of the Belmar Pro include O’Neill, Skull Candy, Lost, Ergo, Ocean Lifestyles and Lightly Salted. For details and information on sponsor and display opportunities, please call 732.747.4449. For more info on the Belmar Pro, visit www.BelmarPro.com.
Oceanport, NJ – April 19, 2010: Top chefs from across New Jersey will abandon their restaurant kitchens on August 21st and 22nd to compete in the 4th Annual Shore Chef Cook-Off at the New Jersey Crab Cake Festival, held at Monmouth Park Racetrack.
A dozen eateries are expected including Red, the sophisticated restaurant and lounge in Red Bank, winner of last year’s Best Crab Cake award from a panel of judges led by the Munchmobile’s Pete Genovese. Also preparing to defend its title is Manahawkin’s casual Mud City Crab House, which took home 2009 Best of the Rest honors. Bahrs Landing of Highlands, a perennial Jersey Shore favorite that’s been serving seafood since 1917, will also return to challenge the competition.
Foodies from all over New Jersey and beyond flock to the event to enjoy the array of mouth-watering seafood, cast their votes for People’s Choice Awards, and enter to win great prizes. Live music featuring C-Note on Saturday and Cats on a Smooth Surface rocks the festival, and Sunday is Star-Ledger Family Fun Day, with attractions for children including clowns, face painters, live music, pony rides, and more.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and Monmouth Park’s thoroughbred racing takes place both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12:50 p.m. Festival hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grandstand admission, which includes admission to the festival area, is just $3. Children 12 and under are always free. Food prices vary. Monmouth Park Racetrack is located at 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, NJ, off Exit 105 of the Garden State Parkway. New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line’s Monmouth Park train stop is just steps away from the track entrance. Visit www.monmouthpark.com or call 732-222-5100 for additional information. Restaurants seeking to compete, please contact Spark Market Solutions at 732-747-4449 or email@example.com.
Asbury Park, NJ – March 29, 2010: ArtsCAP, the Arts Coalition of Asbury Park, is on the look out for the artistically inclined. The non-profit group seeks logo design submissions for its upcoming CityArts/Asbury Park festival. The logo design contest is open to professionals, amateurs and students and the winner will receive a $100 cash prize.
CityArts/AsburyPark, a weekend celebration of the arts in Asbury Park, NJ, is set for September 24-25, 2010. The festival will be a multimedia, multi-arts event featuring the work of local and national artists in all the disciplines. The city’s many non-profit arts groups, arts businesses and individual artists are expected to participate, according to ArtsCAP president, Dennis Carroll.
“CityArts/AsburyPark will be centered around an arts walk or tour from Main Street, though the downtown shopping district, south along Wesley Lake and east to the oceanfront boardwalk. It will feature art exhibitions; music, theater and dance performances; street art fair; film showings; spoken word and literary events and art installations,” said Mr. Carroll. “The festival will embrace a wide spectrum of artistic styles and media.”
The CityArts/AsburyPark logo will be featured on signage, programs and t-shirts and be displayed in a variety of media formats including print, digital and video. Contest details and design specifications are posted on the artsCAP website www.artscap.org. All entries must be submitted firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by midnight, April 30, 2010. The winner will be notified by on or before May 3, 2010. The decision of the judges will be final.
A logo unveiling event will be held in Asbury Park on May 6, 2010 to announce the winning artist and logo design. Event details including the time and location will be announced. ArtsCAP-the Arts Coalition of Asbury Park, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, is a coalition of artists, citizens and cultural organizations dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the arts through collaboration, advocacy, and education.
Red Bank, NJ – February 16, 2010: The 2010 Visit Monmouth Travel Guide, published by Spark Market Solutions, is a full-color, fact-filled resource that offers a taste of the places and events that make the Jersey Shore’s Monmouth County special. The online version, available on the tourism page of Monmouth County’s website www.visitmonmouth.com, gives visitors the tools to explore destinations, accommodations and attractions in greater depth.
New Jersey’s Monmouth County is a four-season destination that offers something for everyone: cosmopolitan downtown centers like Red Bank, Asbury Park and Long Branch, active beach towns such as Belmar and Bradley Beach, historic spots including Ocean Grove and Spring Lake and bay shore towns filled with dining and more such as Highlands and Keyport. The area offers shopping, dining, golf, a wide range of outdoor activities and accommodations, boardwalks and 27 miles of sparking, sandy beaches, including Asbury Park, named one of New Jersey’s top five beaches, in a recent statewide poll by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.
Conveniently located between New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth County is less than an hour from Newark’s Liberty International Airport. Many towns are accessible by public transportation. The area’s quaint bed and breakfast inns, waterfront resorts, centrally located national brand accommodations and wide range of facilities that can host the most sophisticated events, make the area a perfect choice for a romantic getaway, an inspired wedding, social or business event or an action-packed vacation.
Print and CD copies of the travel guide, as well as travel information, are available from Monmouth County’s Tourism Department. Please call 1-800-523-2587.