Sunday, March 3, 2013
Watch it live or follow the conversation
Can't make it to today's parade in person? You can still partake of one of the area's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. As in years passed, the parade committee website will offer a live stream of the festivities. Click here to watch the parade live. Parade organizers will begin streaming the parade starting at 12:30 p.m. Sunday March 3, live in Belmar and Lake Como. You can also check out photos as they are uploaded here on Manasquan-Belmar Patch. Head over to this gallery for photos or add some of your own
Information, photo galleries and more coverage
Today's the big day: the 40th St. Patrick's Day Parade, in Belmar and Lake Como. When does the Belmar St. Patrick's Day parade start? 12:30 p.m. March 3. Here's some info to help plan your day, and read more about all that went into and is going on, on parade day. Watch the parade live Share your photos and memories Find the train schedule Learn the parade route Check road closures, traffic Ocean Avenue is open today only Bars and Bands Feature: four decades of parades Feature: the first parade after Hurricane Sandy Link: Belmar Lake Como Parade website 2013 Fundraisers celebrate Irish culture
Friday, March 1, 2013
Parade route heads north on Main Street from Lake Como
The parade route for the Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday is similar to previous: a jaunt north on Main Street from Lake Como. Marchers, pipes and drums, civic groups and other paraders will check in and awaiting staging prior to the 12:30 p.m. kick-off of the parade. Businesses and homes near the parade route are known to have front-lawn festivities and viewing stations to help celebrate the massive swell of Irish pride, but the curb is still the place to get the best view. Attendees are expected to line up early for the best spots along the parade route, which starts at North Boulevard and F Street in Lake Como, which turns into Main Street once in Belmar. The parade then continues and heads north past borough hall. A …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Four decades of Irish culture, local community and celebration continues Sunday
There's another reason to toast this weekend: the Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade turns 40. We put together a collection of videos from the Manasquan-Belmar Patch archives and from YouTube showing many a previous year in parades. And while some things never change (lots of green, and pipes and drums) the parade has grown to include new groups and attract more visitors over its history. Check out our video gallery and share your own photo or video memories from past parades.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Historic Village At Allaire to mark the birthday of the founder of the U.S.
The Historic Village at Allaire will kick off its 2012 season with a celebration of George Washington's birthday on Sunday, Feb. 17. The 1830s village will be open from noon to 3 p.m. with a 1 p.m. patriotic and commemorative service at the Chapel with the villagers of James P. Allaire's Howell Iron Works Company. Featuring orations, toasts, and commemorative poetry of the period, the service will pay tribute to the young nation's first president. The service will be followed by a procession through the village led by the Howell Iron Works Militia. Upon arriving at Allaire's mansion, visitors may take a tour of the building a sample a piece of birthday cake in honor of George Washington. On Sunday, Feb. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. celebrate …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Local singer to perform in Asbury Park tonight
Wall Township singer and former contestant on The Voice Charlotte Sometimes is scheduled to appear in Asbury Park Friday. Promoting her new EP "Circus Head'' Charlotte performed unplugged on "The 66 Sessions," sponsored by app.com. Charlotte and her band will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Saint, 601 Main St., Asbury Park.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Open to all Wall High School students who will compete for a chance to perform at Great Adventure this summer
Wall High School’s second annual “Wall Has Talent’’ showcase is scheduled to take place February 5. The talent show begins at 6:30 in the High School’s Auditorium, 1630 18th Ave. The event will showcase talented Wall High School students in a variety of disciplines and will follow a television talent show format. This year’s show will pit 18 acts – soloists, bands and dancers vying for a grand prize: a summertime performing gig at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. Acts will be judged by a panel of four locals with experience in the performing arts, organizers said. Judges will be looking for overall performance, audience response, stage presence, and originality. For vocal performances, judges will be also looking for tone and sound …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
OceanFirst Foundation gives $4,000 to the living history village
Allaire Village recently received a grant from OceanFirst Foundation aimed at forwarding the historic village’s music and cultural programs throughout the year. The foundation, the charitable arm of OceanFirst Bank of Toms River, awarded the nonprofit Historic Village at Allaire $4,000 to continue its programs at the popular living history museum, according to a joint release. The foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst marketable area. It has contributed more than $23 million more than 600 local charities in Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties, the release says. Allaire has received a total of $8,000 from the foundation in 2011 and 2012 – enough to nearly cover the cost of this year’…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Concert is Jan. 5 at Algonquin to rebuild Manasquan
Organizers to a large-scale benefit concert to help rebuild Manasquan are hoping for donations as part of a gift auction. The concert and auction is Jan. 5 at Algonguin Arts. Called "A New Day," the event is being organized by the arts theater and the borough as a way to raise money to fund the rebuilding of Manasquan. Manasquan faced much devastation after Hurricane Sandy and continues to rebuild its damaged beachfront, aid residents who faced flooding, and better emergency systems after the storm. To that end, the "New Day" concert is also adding gift auction to its roster, and organizers are seeking donations of unique gifts and gift certificates for getaways and other services. In an announcement this week, Borough Administrator Joe …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Two concerts happening on Thursday
The Wall High School Winter Concert is set for Thursday, Dec. 20, at the high school. The concert, featuring the Chorale, String Quarte, Vocal and Wind ensambles, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. All are welcome. The West Belmar School's holiday concert also will take place Thursday, beginning at the 17th Avenue school at 7 p.m.