- Category: Arts & Culture
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - A special preview screening of the Sundance award-winning film "Smashed" will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Atlantic Cinemas 5 in Atlantic Highlands. Amanda Mae Meyncke of film.com called "Smashed" "Easily the best film I saw at Sundance." Other reviewers rave about Mary Elizabeth Winstead's honest and funny portrayal of a young, charismatic and talented teacher fighting alcohol addiction.
" A terrific performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a rock-bottom alcoholic... an affecting and immersive addiction drama ..." Justin Chang, Variety "Mary Elizabeth Winstead is absolutely terrific. She simply gets it. ...Winstead was born to be a star." Chase Whale, TwitchFilm.com "A phenomenal breakthrough performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Hannah ... one of the best presentations of alcoholism captured on film." Ethan Anderton,Showing.net "Smashed" will be shown at the Atlantic Cinemas 5, 82 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands at 2:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 23. The screening will be followed by a reception at The Painted Frame, 77 Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands. Tickets are $20, available at the door, at the Painted Frame, or online via PayPal at https://filmonefest.org All proceeds will benefit FilmOneFest 2013, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council's popular one-minute film festival.
All FilmOneFest events benefit the Atlantic HIghlands Food Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food and household items will be accepted at the theater and reception. Thank you to Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics, and Fred and Mickey Rast of Atlantic Cinemas 5.
- Category: News
Wreath laying, flag banner display, memorial service cablecast, CJBC blood drive
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Members of the Middletown Township Committee will pay a silent tribute to the 37 residents who died in the World Trade Center tragedy with a wreath-laying at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m. The time marks the start of the terrorist attacks 11 years ago when the first plane hit the towers.
Visitors are welcome at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens from dawn to dusk. An American flag flown over the World Trade Center in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will fly at the Memorial Gardens this year. The flag was presented to Mayor Anthony P. Fiore by Governor Chris Christie.
The Memorial Gardens rest under a canopy of trees and feature a landscaped path with benches and a personalized memorial for each of the 37 residents. The gardens are located next to the Middletown Arts Center at 36 Church Street. The gardens are open to the public daily.
“It is important that Middletown and our great nation take a moment to remember the World Trade Center Tragedy and pay tribute to the friends and family we lost 11 years ago. It is critical that we seize this moment to stand tall and reaffirm that we, as proud Americans, remain vigilant in the war against terror,” said Mayor Anthony P. Fiore.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Landmark’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Continues with September 16th Show & Sale Atop the Navesink Highlands
HIGHLANDS, NJ -The Twin Lights and Navesink Highlands have been the subject of countless paintings, prints and photos over the last two centuries. In all that time, however, the beloved national historic site has never “formally” welcomed the arts community to the top of the hill. That all changes on Sunday, September 16th, with Double Exposure: The Twin Lights Through the Artist’s Eye.
The fine art and photography event will feature a group of artists who share a love of the lighthouse, and have agreed to share their work with visitors to the Twin Lights during this rain-or-shine exhibition, which runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Double Exposure is the third themed event in the lighthouse’s 150th Anniversary celebration; Family Day (in June) and On Hallowed Ground (in August) drew 3,500 people to the Twin Lights.
“We are using every available space to accommodate the artists,” explains Stevie Thompson, co-chair of Double Exposure. “Their work will be on display in the Museum, the auditorium, the South Tower lobby, the lens building, and we will have artists creating on-site as well. The work on display will include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and ceramics, and almost everything will be available for purchase.”
- Category: News
The annual action-packed event offers the hottest skimboarding action on the Jersey Shore
Sea Bright, NJ – The 9th annual SkimBash skimboarding competition returns to Sea Bright, New Jersey on September 8 and 9. Sea Bright is part of Skim USA’s 2012 East Coast Pro/Am Tour schedule, so this points-accredited, high-energy, exciting event is sure to offer thrills for all ages – both competitors and spectators.
From beginners to professionals, skimboarders gather for the 2-day event to show off their skills and compete for prizes. The Pro Division showcases the country’s best skimboarders, who compete for a cash purse.
The contest runs from early morning to approximately 4 p.m. each day. Families, teens and young adults gather at Sea Bright’s beautiful beach to cheer on contestants and show their support for the local skimboarding community. Parking and admission are free.
"The September SkimBash is a tradition in Sea Bright,” notes Felecia Stratton, SkimBash contest director and regional vice president of Skim USA, the non-profit association that governs skimboarding competitions. "We held our first SkimBash nine years ago in September, and it has become an annual event that both skimboarders and spectators look forward to.”
- Category: News
Oct 1st - 10:00 am - Registration at the Atlantic Highlands Library – 100 First Ave
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - As part of the Friends of the Atlantic Highlands Library Monday Mix program artist Robert O'Connor will demonstrate various printmaking techniques including etching, screen printing, and block printing at his studio in Atlantic Highlands. Robert holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently owns The Painted Frame in Atlantic Highlands, a custom framing and art space. He teaches painting and printmaking and has exhibited his work at New York Studio Gallery as well as various local venues including Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park.
Register for this October 1st 10:00 AM program at the Atlantic Highlands Library at 100 First Ave. Space is limited.
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