Jul 02, 2017

Special Events for July 2017

July 1 through 26

“Summer Show of Painters” Exhibit – at the Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury.                 Summery images will delight the eye in The Guild of Creative Art’s cool main gallery during the month of July. The all-member, all-media exhibit will feature an opening reception on Sunday, July 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Painters will exhibit their inspirational works in an assortment of media, including acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor. In addition, art by Guild exhibiting and associate members, reflecting an assortment of media and subject matter, will be on display in the lobby. Hours during July are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Guild is closed on Mondays, except for classes. Admission is free and there is onsite parking. Call (732) 741-1441 or visit www.guildofcreativeart.org.


July 4 through 8

Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair – starting at 6:00 p.m. each night at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Five nights of fun and entertainment, with games, rides, a food court with local vendors, live music, and more. An all-new fireworks display will be held on Friday, July 7 at 9:45 p.m. (rain date is July 8). Bracelets available to pay one price and ride all night, every evening except fireworks night. Additional parking and shuttle buses will be available on fireworks night at St. Agnes Church on Center Avenue, Fireman’s Field at Avenue C and West Highland Avenue, and the Masonic Lodge at East Garfield Avenue. Call (732) 291-1444, ext. 3605.


July 14 through 16

Gratitude Migration – on the beach in Keansburg. Experience Gratitude Migration and join the convergence of creative community at “hELLO Beach” for three days of beach camping, immersive environments, interactive art, music, healing arts, performances, and life-changing workshops and talks, against a backdrop of environmental conservation, community, collaboration, and mindful living, right here in Monmouth County. During this second annual celebration, experience reality-shifting integration beyond the beach at Gratitude Migration, your waking dream world, embracing a future we co-create in the now. Tickets are selling fast at https://summerdream17.eventbrite.com/?aff=monmouthjournals or visit www.Migratewith.us for more information.

“Hairspray” to Benefit the Ashley Lauren Foundation – at the Strand Theatre, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood. Presented by the Ashley Lauren Foundation Theatre Ensemble, the theatrical arm of The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and help to children throughout New Jersey who suffer from cancer through financial, material, and emotional support. Performances will be held on July 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and July 16 at 2:00 p.m. The 1950s are out and change is in the air! “Hairspray,” winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire: to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! You will truly enjoy this wonderful family show while helping children that are suffering from cancer. Tickets are reserved seating for $15 and up. There is a special VIP Dinner/Show Package for $40 on Friday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m. at The Strand. Visit https://www.kidz-4-kidznj.com or call Carrie at (732) 814-5327. For more information about The Ashley Lauren Foundation, visit www.ashleylaurenfoundation.org.


July 19

Blood Drive – 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lincroft Fire Company, 601 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Support the blood bank! Donate your blood and make a difference by helping to save lives this summer. To schedule an appointment, contact Dennis Fowler at dennis.fowler@gmail.com or (732) 842-5750, ext. 264. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins welcome.


July 21 through 30

“The ManOpause Boys” – at the Duncan Smith Theatre, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel. Great music and side-splitting humor collide when four lifelong friends share their post-50 journal of men going through “manopause.” An upbeat, hilarious comedy revue, this show is funny, clever, and delivers a memorable evening of laughter. Songs include “My Prostate is the Size of a Buick,” “I Just Took a Pill Called Viagra,” and “My God I Am My Father.” Tickets are $25. Visit www.holmdeltheatrecompany.org or email info@holmdeltheatrecompany.org.


July 29

Ladies’ Day at Monmouth Park – at Monmouth Park Racetrack, 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport. It’s all about the beautiful dresses and Derby hats, as Monmouth Park – known as “The Shore’s Greatest Stretch” – kicks off the weekend of this month’s $1,000,000 Betfair.com Haskell Invitational race in style! The exciting Haskell event will be held on Sunday, July 30, but the day before, Saturday, July 29, is Ladies’ Day at Monmouth Park, sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer Shops at Riverside. This year, the racetrack is thrilled to be partnering with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to raise both awareness and funds, with a portion of every paid admission going to this great cause. Come dressed to impress and be asked to participate in the ladies’ hat contest for great Lilly Pulitzer prizes. Don’t miss the Lilly Pulitzer fashion show at 1:30 p.m. at the Lady’s Secret Café, showcasing the season’s best new styles and designs. Stop by the Lilly Pulitzer tent to shop for your new favorite dress. Gather the girls together and celebrate Ladies’ Day at Monmouth Park. Terrific photo ops and much more are sure to make it the perfect girls’ day out! Grandstand admission is just $5 and general parking is just $5, also. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with the first race at 12:50 p.m. Visit www.monmouthpark.com for details on this and other exciting events planned throughout the season.