'Endless Summer Tiki Weekend'~ Asbury Park, NJ

4th Avenue Boardwalk - Asbury Park

Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07711

ENDLESS SUMMER TIKI FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED IN ASBURY PARK Asbury Park Boardwalk Plans to Extend Summer Season with Polynesian-Inspired Event ASBURY PARK, NJ (August 27, 2012)- The Asbury Park Boardwalk announced a weekend-long celebration of island-style fun with the "Endless Summer Tiki Weekend." Kicking off on Friday, September 28, the three-day celebration will extend Asbury Park's already-popular summer season with a bevy of tiki-inspired events, movies, art, collectibles, and more for festival-goers ofall ages. "We couldn't think of a better place to celebrate tiki culturethan on the Asbury Park Boardwalk," commented Marilyn Schlossbach, owner of Langosta Lounge. "The boardwalk businesses, music venues, bars and restaurants are excited to program special events and promotions for tiki fans from allover the country. We look forward to the 'Endless Summer Tiki Weekend' becoming an annual event in Asbury Park, joining the likes of the Ohana Luau in Lake George and the Long Beach Tiki Festival." The "Endless Summer Tiki Weekend" will begin on Friday, September 28 with a special launch party. A bonfire on the beach and alive drum circle performance are also included in the opening-night festivities. On Saturday, September 29, the Festival's Rodeo Surf Contest will begin at 7:00 a.m. and include a full day of wave-riding in support of The Jersey Shore Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Later that day, animal lovers will be invited to bring their four-legged friends to the Wonder Bar for a tiki-inspired Yappy Hour and pet-friendly fashion show. The Festival will continue with a tiki golf tournament at Asbury 18 Mini Golf and an "Endless Summer Tiki Art Show" in Asbury Park's historic Carousel Building. The Jersey Shore Roller Girls will then entertain crowds at Convention Hall. The third and final day of the "Endless Summer Tiki Weekend" will include another Tiki Yappy Hour at the Wonder Bar, the continuation of the "Endless Summer Tiki Art Show" in the Carousel Building, and a luau at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. Asbury Park retailers will present a vintage fashion show, as well as a Polynesian pinball contest, hosted by the Silverball Museum Arcade, and a sand-castle building competition on the beach. Attendees will then be invited to bring their beach chairs and towels to Asbury Park's 2nd Ave. beach for screenings of the original "Endless Summer" and "Blue Hawaii," presented by the Asbury Park Film Initiative. In addition to the varied day-time events, live music at legendary Asbury Park music venues, including the Stone Pony and Wonder Bar, will be programmed in conjunction with the Festival. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel will offer festival-goers with a discounted room rates throughout the weekend; interested parties are instructed to mention the event when securing a reservation. For event updates, or to learn more about the Asbury Park Boardwalk, please visit, www.apboardwalk.com. For more information about the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel or to make reservations please visit, www.berkeleyhotelnj.com or 732-776-6700. ABOUT THE ASBURY PARK BOARDWALK The Asbury Park Boardwalk has been undergoing a remarkable transformation. It is a mix of modern amenities and soulful authenticity that transcends today's perception of the Jersey shore. The New York Times describes it as a place where "the past stands vigil over the present" and declared that "Black and white, gay and straight, child-ridden and child-free: there's a little of everything and everyone seems to feel at home." This unique atmosphere has been nurtured carefully by developer Madison Marquette, a Washington, DC-based retail real estate owner and operator that assumed control over the boardwalk's redevelopment in 2006. A legendary vibrant music scene, award-winning restaurants, shops, lounges and beaches are just a part of what has made the Asbury Park Boardwalk one of the most critically acclaimed destinations in the U.S. For more information, please visitwww.APBoardwalk.com. ABOUT MADISON MARQUETTE Madison Marquette is a Washington, D.C.-based investor, developer and operator of retail and retail mixed-use real estate throughout the United States. The company specializes in creating unique retail destinations that respond best to consumer preferences. With regional offices in Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, New York, Charlotte, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Diego, Madison Marquette seeks investment opportunities in growing markets. The company maintains a sophisticated in-house operating capability and oversees 18 million square feet of retail real estate. This diverse national portfolio includes many properties that Madison Marquette manages and leases on behalf of third-party owners. For more information about the company, please visit www.MadisonMarquette.com. ###

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