If so, then you might want to attend a special meeting at the Stephen Crane House on Sunday, March 19.
“The Asbury Park Historical Society is getting many requests for guided tours of the city so we are going to put together a special committee to handle these requests,” APHS President Don Stine said.
An initial meeting of volunteers interested in both organizing and giving the tours will be held at the Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Avenue, on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. You must be a current APHS member to participate.
A representative from Madison Marquette, the city’s boardwalk redeveloper, is expected to be present, as will Bob Waitt, who organizes similar tours in Ocean Grove.
“There is a lot of public interest in Asbury Park right now and we already have tours booked with a theatre group and students from an Outward Bound School in Staten Island,” Stine said.
He said tour guides will have to develop an in-depth knowledge about Asbury Park but that the APHS is willing to educate anyone wanting to participate. A fee will be charged to participants of the tours, similar to the arrangement now made for Ocean Grove tours. Money raised will go toward APHS expenses.
“It should be both fun and interesting and we urge people to get involved. There is a lot of history in Asbury Park to be shared,” he said.
Everyone is welcome to join us to walk in the parade, that begins Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. Wear a vintage costume or, of course, wear something green. If you have an APHS sweat shirt, then wear that too.
To participate, please ask for the APHS staging area at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Kingsley Avenue. Please arrive by 12:45 pm.
The parade will begin on Ocean Avenue and proceed south and then west through the downtown to the municipal parking lot off main Street. The route is about one mile. Come help celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day and our history’s history by marching. All ages welcome!!