It’s Monday again. That means it’s time to talk about all the great things going on at the Jersey Shore this week. I’m having a hard time fathoming the fact that more of summer has passed than is left and I’m not liking it either. The nice thing about living in New Jersey and being at the shore is summer lasts just a little bit longer as the weather stays warmer through September so it’s still beach weather whilst the leaves are already changing in Upstate NY. There’s plenty to do all week this week at the Jersey Shore to enjoy summer while it is still here. PNC Bank Arts Center has three noteworthy shows, Clam Fest will be in the Highlands, a Mountain Bike Race in Tatum Park in Middletown and First Saturday in Asbury Park.
Happy 40th Birthday Kevin Smith! Kevin will be doing a live Q &A session this evening at the Count Basie Theatre in Downtown Red Bank at 7:00pm. A Monmouth County native, join writer, producer, director, actor for a no-holds-barred evening. Clever, but profane and spiked with pop-culture references, Smith’s scripts have been described as, “David Mamet meets Howard Stern.” The evening will be filmed for television, you don’t want to miss out on the action.
The 16th Annual Highlands Clam Fest kicks off August 5th. Discover the true meaning of “Succulent Seafood” at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 16th Annual Clamfest. The Festival is open August 5th – 8th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The Clam Festival, is a four-day action packed event featuring the freshest seafood, live entertainment, thrill rides, games, contests, a wine garden and more. Admission and parking is free, and the event takes place rain or shine. New for 2010, the 16th Annual Clam Fest will feature a Beer and Wine Garden on the corner of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues sponsored by Shore Point Distributor. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local VFW Post 6902 to honor our local servicemen and woman. You may also visit the VFW’s own beer garden in the rear of the post on Central and Bay. For more information check out their website.
It’s a busy week out at the PNC Bank Arts Center with 3 big shows this week. John Mayer starts it off by appearing on stage August 3rd at 7:00pm. Following on the 5th of August is the Carnival of Madness featuring Shinedown, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd and SevenDust starting at 5:00pm. Friday evening August 6th, O.A.R. appears with special guest The Expendables at 7:00pm.
16th Annual Woods Hollow Mountain Bike Race, Tatum Park-Holland Road in Middletown will take place Saturday, August 7th , 2010 and is open to all ages. Enjoy a Mountain Bike ride through 7.5 miles (beginner class) or 11.25 miles (sport class for intermediate/advanced riders) of open fields and woodlands of Tatum Park. Ideal for beginner and sport mountain bikers. Pre-registration fee is $20 and must be received by August 4th, 2010. Race day registration is $25 and will be accepted from 6:45 am to 7:45 am for race #1 (sport class) and 8:30 am to 9:30 am for race #2 (beginner class) at Tatum Park Holland Activity Center. If you have previously finished in the top 3 overall in the Beginner category, it is recommended that you sign up for the Sport class. For additional information and an application, please call 732-542-1642, Ext 26 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit the Monmouth County Park System website.
First Saturday in Asbury Park is Saturday, August 7th. This month’s theme is Luau and everything’s open 6 – 10 p.m. or later, with great dining deals, shopping specials, gallery openings and so much more, plus free music, free parking and free trolley service downtown and to the boardwalk. Asbury Park ‘s businesses roll out their best island hospitality, from the City’s hottest downtown boutiques and restaurants to New Jersey’s coolest oceanfront boardwalk with its unique shops and eateries. Everything’s open 6 to 10 p.m. and even later. Free parking in the Bangs Avenue Garage, courtesy of Taka and Trinity & the Pope. Free guided trolley rides too. For complete information on the First Saturday events in Asbury park, Click Here.
I hope you’ll consider staying with us if your travels bring you to the Jersey Shore. You can see our fabulous website here. If you have been to First Saturday in Asbury Park, ridden in the Mountain Bike Race or been to the Highlands Clam Fest, let us know how it was in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.