The Women’s March of Asbury Park, which is currently 1876 marchers strong, according to Rick Lampert was approved and welcomed today by the Asbury Park Special Events Committee, the Asbury Park Police Department and and the Mayor and City Council.
In an update on the Eventbrite page, organizers wrote:
“This little march in Asbury that began with a text among four friends who “just wanted to do something together” has grown from 500 to [over] 1505 registered marchers and is still growing strong. After meeting with the great city of Asbury Park yesterday we determined that we will need to raise $5000 to fund security, street closures, equipment, stages and staff. If every person who signed up donates just $3 to $5 we will hit our mark and keep marching. This is a grassroots effort. Please go to our GoFundMe link and donate ASAP.”
The official meeting point will be at the Asbury Park Festhalle & Biergarten at Emory and Lake avenues between 11:45 and noon on Saturday, January 21.
The streets on Lake Ave from Emory to the boardwalk will be blocked off and there will be plenty of room for everyone, according to Lampert’s update. The planned route traverse through the downtown to the boardwalk.
“We will continue to update, update and update as our plans fall into place,” Lampert said. “This is going to be an amazing day- we can not wait to march…”
The march will wrap up in Bradley Park, with an after party Toast of Hope planned at Porta, located at 911 Kingsley Avenue.
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