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RETURN TO ASBURY – AUGUST 10-12, 2012 ARMENIAN KEF WEEKEND AT THE BEACH!

Friday, August 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Saturday Tavloo Tournament!
Meet at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel at 1PM for an old fashioned tavloo tournament. Lunch served. Capacity limited to 16 people. Advance sign-up required.
Ended $20.00 $0.00
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Event Details

Event proceeds to benefit Camp Haiastan, Camp Nubar & St. Vartan Camp


It has been nearly 40 years since Armenians held an event in Asbury Park. But for Armenians on the East Coast in the 1950s and 60s, Asbury Park, New Jersey was THE place to come together on summer weekends. Days were spent on the beach and in the water, and at night everyone would gather at places called the Hye Hotel, the Van Hotel, the Sunset Lounge and the Hye-Da-Way kef room...crowds lining the sidewalks, late night hook-ups, and the sounds of oud and doumbeg filling the air.

With Return to Asbury, we're bringing back this summer tradition — in perfect symmetry with the historic beach town of Asbury Park, which is currently in the midst of its own exciting rebirth!
 
 
EVENTS
 
Friday, August 10th
 
Start the weekend off at the Watermark Lounge on Asbury Park's boardwalk, 6PM+
 
Saturday, August 11th
 
Join us for a day at the 7th Avenue Beach in Asbury Park from noon onward. Entry is $6 at gate.
 
Tavloo tournament at 1PM (sold out) at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel.
 
KEF PARTY
8PM to 1AM. KEF Style party featuring live Armenian music and mezze at the historic Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel.
 
 
Music by:
 
THE ARTSAKH BAND: ANTO VARTANIAN (VOCALS), ARAM HOVAGIMIAN (KEYBOARD), JIMMY KZIRIAN (DRUMS), DR. ANTHONY DEESE (CHORD/KEYBOARD), and STEVE VOSBIKIAN (CLARINET/ZOURNA)
 
and
 
MICHAEL GOSTANIAN ENSEMBLE: MICHAEL GOSTANIAN (VOCALS), HAIG BUCHAKJIAN (OUD), DAVE HOPLAMAZIAN (VIOLIN), SEVAN SIMONIAN (GUITAR), CHRISTOPHER VOSBIKIAN (DUMBEG), and NISHAN AKGULIAN (DUMBEG)
 
plus
 

dj Robbie


Tickets for Friday night, Saturday tavloo, and Saturday night can be purchased at the above link! Because of restrictions with the venues, tickets cannot be sold at the door. Please plan ahead!

 

Have a story or photo to share from the past? Please submit them at returntoasbury@gmail.com.

 

This event is sponsored by the ASA.

Additionally, we thank the following organizations for their support:

AGBU YPGNY • AGBU YP Philadelphia • AGBU YP Boston • AGLA NY • ARMNET-NY • ARMNET-DC • AYF • ACYOA Philadelphia • Knights of Vartan • SOAR

 

Please note  that rooms are no longer available at the main hotel Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

 

Additional rooms are available at the Ocean Palace (2 miles north of the venue)  at $329 per night based upon availability. Guests can call 800-411-6493, press 2 for reservations & 3 for new and existing group reservations then reference KEF Time.

 Ocean Palace, One Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740, www.OceanPlaceResort.com

 

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