“PRETTY, PRETTY!”: FLOWERING PLANTERS COMING TO BOARDWALK
The Asbury Park Beautification Project will host its second benefit next Saturday (Aug. 13) to continue raising funds for the planters and foliage the organization plans to install on the boardwalk in 2012.
“I want to bring the ‘park’ back to Asbury Park,” said Steven Brunner, founder of the Beautification Project. “Our first project is boardwalk beautification – the placement of planters on the north and south sides.”
Brunner’s plan for the boardwalk foliage was approved by the City Council last month and includes three planter sizes, the largest being 30 inches in diameter. The plants and planters will be purchased from local nurseries and suppliers.
“The flowering planters will be seasonally appropriate and maintained throughout the year by volunteers,” said Brunner. “During the summer the plantings will be inspired by dunes and filled with grasses and wildflowers that are drought resistant and during the winter they will have beautiful evergreens. We want to have a great sense of life on the boardwalk and show visitors the city is a year-round vibrant community. ”
The not-for-profit Beautification Project will be inviting residents to sponsor individual planters (cost TBD) in addition to hosting fundraising events to support the boardwalk and future projects.
Brenner’s next “Cool Breeze” benefit will be held Saturday, August 13, 8 pm, at Aqua on the north side of Convention Hall, featuring music by DJ MeatNMore (Asbury Park resident James Vance). “Cool Breeze” will be held every month on the evening the full moon.
“Aqua has an amazing view of the full moon rising over the ocean,” said Brenner. “Everyone is invited to come out and talk and lounge with friends. Let’s come together to make the town beautiful! This is all about pretty, pretty!”
Brenner wishes to thank supporters of the Beautification Project which include: Amy Quinn, Tom Pivinski, Greg Demaras, Dan Baum, James Vance, Conover Realtors, Barbara and Frank from Sunset Nurseries and Anthony from Aqua.
For more information about the Asbury Park Beautification Project, or to volunteer, email Brunner at BJNevets@gmail.com. The organization’s website, APBPNJ.com will be live soon.