Asbury Park Carousel Building Photo by D. Stockdale colleen leslie photography www.colleenleslie.wordpress.com www.sparkvisitmonmouth.com 59 associated with Jersey Shore icons Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and generations of rockers, it’s a fitting description for Asbury Park. Future music icons include a state-of-the-art recording studio and music academy on Lake Avenue. The First Saturday of every month is dedicated to veterans’ appreciation featuring shopping and dining discounts for veterans and active military. The year-round calendar is bursting with events like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, runners favorite RunAPalooza, the Restaurant Tour featuring over 30 restaurants, the Music in Film Festival and Pride Weekend in the spring, the Jazz Weekend in summer, the Oysterfest in September and the two-time Guinness World Record Asbury Park Zombie Walk in the fall. There’s always something fun happening in Asbury Park. Venerable hotels anchor either end of Asbury Park’s famed boardwalk and beyond. Walkable Asbury Park is accessible by NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line trains and by Academy Bus lines and NJ TRANSIT buses. Visit www.njtransit.com or call 732-462-3333 for schedules and information. For visitor information and the latest on what’s happening in Asbury Park, reach the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce at 732-775-7676 or www.asburyparkchamber.com. Sign up for a weekly e-blast on the visitor page of www.cityofasburypark. com to keep up with what’s happening in Asbury, get a heads-up on future events, catch up with the skinny on new businesses and restaurants or embrace the feeling of being at the beach all year long.
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