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6TH ANNUAL ASBURY PARK PORCHFEST

SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

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THE ORGANIZER

ASBURY PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1995, the 500-member strong Asbury Park Homeowners Association is a not-for-profit corporation providing resident homeowners an organized means of gathering together to enhance Asbury Park’s quality of life.

APHA is politically active, taking on issues of community concern. From short-term rentals to parking, from bike-sharing to taxes – the APHA is there representing homeowners’ interests. We aim to serve all Asbury Park residents with food drives, park cleanups, and Porchfest!

PORCHFEST 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Updated list coming soon!

Proudly Supported By

A special thanks to Ellen Broudy of Pure Design LLC for another awesome PorchFest logo!

THE TEAM

Founder and Organizer Jordan Modell

JORDAN MODELL

Founder & Organizer

Band Coordinator Dave Vargo

DAVE VARGO

Band Coordinator

John Grant

JOHN GRANT

Coordinator

Founder and Organizer Jordan Modell

DIANE UMANSKY

Communications

Founder and Organizer Jordan Modell

FRANK CUCINOTTA

Project Manager

Founder and Organizer Jordan Modell

TIM CABREY

Grand Poobah

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is PorchFest walkable?
Yes - Asbury Park is very walkable! You can walk, ride bikes or scooters, and push strollers as you move from porch to porch. Please use sidewalks when moving from house to house and enjoy music on lawns and walkways at each location. The APPD has asked that PorchFest participants not stand in the street at participating Porch Fest locations. 

What should I bring with me?
Bring your own folding chair, water, and an umbrella just in case we get sprinkles or to block the sun. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. 

What should I leave at home?

No open containers are permitted at PorchFest. The APPD has informed us they will issue summonses to PorchFest attendees for open containers. 

While you can bring your WELL-BEHAVED dog, we don't recommend it. YOU are responsible for your dog's actions. Some dogs get nervous around crowds and loud music. We wouldn't want a dog bite or fight to ruin everyone's day!

Will there be bathrooms?
PorchFest host homes are not obligated to provide facilities to participants. Please plan accordingly and patronize local eating and drinking establishments before, during, and after PorchFest. 

Eating and drinking?
Attendees are welcome to bring water. We will highlight local food vendors closer to the event.

Do the artists get paid?
NO! All PorchFest musicians, administrators, and event day assistants are volunteers. Admission is FREE and open to the entire community. Performers are encouraged to sell their CDs and other merchandise at the event. Donations at individual PorchFest sites benefit the Asbury Park Homeowner's Association.

Are you closing the streets during this event?
Stay tuned for updates on street closures for PorchFest 2022

Is there a rain date?
Yes, but let's hope we don't need it. Should we be rained out, we will move the fun to Sunday, September 11th.

Where did my donations go last year? Glad you asked. 

The 5th Annual PorchFest took place on October 2nd and attracted thousands of attendees. The Asbury Park Homeowners’ Association awarded proceeds from donations and merchandise sales at the 2021 event to Asbury Park African-American Music Project, Asbury Park Arts Council, Asbury Park Music Foundation, and Interfaith Neighbors.

Asbury Park African-American Music Project (AP-AMP) celebrates the storied history of Springwood Avenue in Asbury Park. AP-AMP's mission is to share the music, cultural heritage, and stories of Springwood Avenue through oral histories, research, writing, and programs.

Asbury Park Arts Council (APAC) was formed to act as a bridge between the local arts community and the City of Asbury Park. The organization’s primary goal is to ensure that the voice of the arts community is part of municipal policymaking. APAC’s work has led to the addition of an Arts and Culture Plan within the City’s Master Plan. 

Asbury Park Music Foundation (APMF) mission is to keep Asbury Park’s music legacy alive by providing under-resourced youth with music education while uniting our diverse community through music. APMF provides music education scholarships and programs through local partnerships with organizations such as Lakehouse Music Academy and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Interfaith Neighbors assists the less fortunate in meeting life’s necessities and seeks to improve the quality of life in local communities. It offers eight distinct programs: affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, SOAR, Meals on Wheels, rental and mortgage assistance, a business development center, and Kula Cafe and Kula Urban Farm. In addition to funding free meals for AP residents in need, Interfaith helps fund The Launch Center on Springwood Ave. This free resource helps people in Asbury Park with life coaching, career preparation, small business coaching, and much more. Interfaith is also launching an early childhood learning center in the Southwest section of the city, which will provide free care for local children from birth to age 3.

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