Sunday, August 03, 2008

Arts, Craft,s Music and More in Atlantic Highlands

The 36th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival in Atlantic Highlands has finally arrived.

The event will be held on August 16, from 10 a.m.-4p.m. (rain date August 17), and is filled with fun and exciting things to do alone or with the family. The festival features over 50 arts and crafts vendors, food, musical entertainment, and local businesses bringing their wares out on to the sidewalk. Entertainment is of high priority and there is plenty of it. The radio station 94.3 The Point will be in front of the Renaissance Emporium from 10 a.m.-noon.

Classically trained soprano Carly McIlvaine will be performing at borough hall from 10-11 a.m. From 11:30-12:30 Sherilyn and Frankie M will bring the sound of oldies and motown. MTM Dance Factory will showcase the talents of their students at 12:30 p.m.

Michael Burke will take the stage at 1:30 p.m. to play a mix of old rock and folk music followed by the acoustic rock sounds of Astronaut Jones at 2:30 p.m. Not only is there music entertainment, but there is art entertainment as well. The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council will have demonstrations throughout the day at their booth and attendees can also view the 1920’s White touring bus. This bus is one of the last of its kind being lent for viewing by the Mulheren Family.

There will be a representative on hand to explain its history as a tour bus in Yellowstone National Park. There will also be children’s games and entertainment available.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, a non-profit organization established in 1974. The Society builds awareness of our common past to the residents of today and ensures the preservation and protection of our physical heritage. The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society welcomes you to the festival and hopes you enjoy the entertainment.

Any questions or for more information you can visit or email the Society at Myers

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