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APHS New York Christmas Lights Bus Tour

Returning by popular demand after a one-year hiatus, the New York Christmas Lights Tour is now accepting reservations for a bus excursion that sets sail to holiday-season points of interest in New York City on Sunday, December 3. Co-sponsored by the Asbury Park Historical Society and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove, the trip has traditionally offered participants a group tour of Rockefeller Center in all its seasonal glory, as well as major store displays, the Holiday Bazaar at Bryant Park, Chelsea Market’s Shops & Boutiques and many other sites around the island of Manhattan. The day trip also includes a full sit-down lunch in Little Italy; full details, see attached flyer, but early registrations can be made by calling Teddy Chomko at (848)667-3432

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Doo Wop Documentary Premiere

For the past three years, Asbury Park Historical Society members, Pam and Charlie Horner, have been the historical consultants for a new documentary that chronicles the history of doo wop music. The Horners helped arrange filmed interviews with members of numerous famous doo wop groups, including the Five Satins, Teenagers, Flamingos, Harptones and many others. Some of the filming was done at the Monmouth University exhibit “Springwood Avenue Harmony,” that was produced by the Horners along with the Asbury Park Historical Society. It was there that video interviews were shot of Asbury Park singers Ron Coleman (Broadways) and Billy Brown (Broadways, Ray Goodman & Brown). Both appear in the documentary. Hundreds of photos from the Horners’ Classic Urban Harmony Archives were used in the documentary and Charlie Horner has a prominent on camera role in the film.

Streetlight Harmonies will premiere at the DOC NYC film festival on November 14th, 7:30 pm at Cine’polis Chelsea, 260 W 23rd St, New York. Post screening, there’ll be a Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the musical legends that defined Doo Wop. The great acappella group Quiet Storm, who used to back Asbury Park legend Bobby Thomas, will sing two songs.

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APHS Annual 50/50 Raffle

You have to be in it to win it! Tickets are still on sale for the Asbury Park Historical Society’s annual 50/50 raffle, to be drawn at our meeting on November 16, 2017. We are looking to ramp up ticket sales to help sustain the operations of the APHS, so if you can help sell tickets (or know someone who can), please contact Susan Rosenberg at susanrosenberg10@gmail.com.

You can also buy your own tickets through the mail! Tickets are $5 each, or a book of five for $20. Just send a check made out to the APHS for the number of tickets you want to purchase, and we will mail the entry stubs to you. Mail check to: APHS/Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Please be sure to include your name, address and telephone number — and ask your friends, relatives, or business associates if they would like to participate. We can always use the support!