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APHS Holiday Party

Come join the Asbury Park Historical Society for a Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 19, complete with a sing-along, refreshments, and lots of holiday cheer.

“We have a wonderful piano and a great kitchen to prepare food so we invite everyone to join us- members and nonmembers alike,” APHS President Don Stine said.

Singer Dan "Diamond" Huff will lead a holiday sing-along and Trustee Teddy Chomko will prepare some of his wonderful culinary delights.

There will be a brief APHS meeting beginning at 7 pm and the festivities will probably begin around 7:30 pm.

“But please feel free to attend our meeting- the last of the year,” Stine said.

The party will be held at the Stephen Crane House at 508 Fourth Avenue. Feel free to dress up for the holidays!

“And please make sure to see our many newly-renovated rooms,” Stine said.

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An Evening with Stephen Crane

A famed son of Asbury Park comes home, in an “Evening with Stephen Crane,” Saturday., Nov. 16 and Sun., Nov. 17 at the Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park.

As a teenager and young adult, he made his home at what was then known as Arbutus Cottage — attending the original Asbury Park High School; covering the waterfront by bicycle or pony as he reported for his brother’s news service; composing his first attempts at short stories and poems. On the weekend of Nov. 16 and 17, the famed author of “The Red Badge of Courage” returns to the house at 508 Fourth Ave., for an up-close and intimate “Evening With Stephen Crane.”

Performances of “Evening with Stephen Crane” are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sat., Nov.16 and 3 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 17. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showtime, with complimentary refreshments served and general admission seating available for all shows. A suggested donation of $10 will be taken at the door, or tickets can be reserved in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4427290.

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Didn't Win the Mega Millions? APHS' Annual Raffle to be Drawn at the End of November

The Asbury Park Historical Society’s annual 50/50 raffle will be drawn at the end of November and tickets to enter the contest are available now.

“Like they say, you have to be in it to win it,” APHS President Don Stine said.

Stine said that the historical society has been spending a great deal of money recently renovating the Stephen Crane House, which it acquired a few years ago.

“We always appreciate any financial support we can get and entering the 50/50 raffle is a good and fun way to support us,” he said.

The raffle will be drawn at the society’s regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 each or a book of five tickets for $20.

To enter, send your payment for the number of tickets you want to: APHS/ Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. You then will receive your entry stubs in the mail. Make sure to include your return address.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Stephen Crane House on Sundays between noon and 2 p.m.

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Asbury Park and Ocean Grove Historical Societies Present NYC Christmas Lights Tour

On Sunday, December 8th, The Historical Societies of Asbury Park and Ocean Grove will be hosting their annual NYC Christmas Lights Tour including lunch in Little Italy as well as visits to Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park. For additional tour features and to sign up, click here.

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APHS Presents Asbury Heroes Award Dinner

Asbury Heroes Award Dinner will be held October 10th, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at Jimmy's Italian Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased at Heaven Art & Antiques.

Tom & Regina Hayes - The Historic Preservation Award
Charlie & Pam Horner - The Distinguished Historian Award
Bob Stewart - The Historic Stewardship Award
Don McLain - The Community Service Award

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World War II Era Studies Institute’s fall calendar of events

To view the World War II Era Studies Institute’s fall calendar of events, click the link below. If interested in attending any of the programs, please contact the person in charge noted on the calendar. All the programs are designed to be informative as well as educational.

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