The FBAC is seeking financial support to have the salvaged mural panels placed on the Court Jester.
Freehold Borough Arts Council
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Freehold Borough Arts Council and the local Ancient Order of Hibernians have teamed up to hold the second annual Freehold St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
A St. Patrick’s Day tradition continues in Freehold this year thanks to two local organizations. The Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) and the local Ancient Order of Hibernians have teamed up to continue the Freehold St. Patrick’s Day parade following the success of last year’s first parade. “We decided to have the 2012 parade two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day,” explained FBAC member John Newman. “We thought there would only be 20 people marching down an empty street but it wasn’t. Actually, hundreds of people showed up. We were so surprised by the success.” While last year’s parade was a hit, this year’s parade hopes to be even better with some new features. “Last year we were so low budget we handed out lucky charms to spectators,” …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Freehold Borough Arts Council has launched an “Out and About Borough Art” contest for their Facebook fans.
The Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) has launched an online contest to continue their mission of inspiring, providing and championing the arts to build a greater cultural community. Through Facebook, the FBAC has put together “Out and About Borough Art”, a fun and educational online contest. Envisioned by FBAC Board member Brian Sullivan and creatively named by FBAC Board member Samantha Daesener, the contest is an idea that highlights the art that surrounds borough residents. The FBAC has manipulated approximately 10 photos of borough artwork to make them less recognizable, and will place these images on their Facebook page, one-a-week. The first Fan to correctly identify the work of art is rewarded with their choice of a Freehold …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Freehold Borough Arts Council teamed up with the YMCA Arts Club for a creative bike trail sign.
Members of the Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) came to the Freehold Borough YMCA on Tuesday, to begin brainstorming and designing bike signs for the borough. In March, the Freehold Borough Council adopted a “Complete Streets” policy, which requires the borough to make necessary accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. While the borough will received funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to implement these accommodations, the FBAC came onboard to bring the arts and community into the project. Tuesday’s meeting at the YMCA marked the first step in beginning the complete streets policy. “This is only one aspect in a multiphase project,” explained Jeffrey Friedman, FBAC President. “This is …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Freehold Borough Arts Council will be selling harvest décor Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14.
Shop local, support the arts, and get your home into the Fall spirit with the Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) Harvest Arts Fundraiser. Taking place in front of Mellon Farms on South Street, the FBAC will be selling all sizes of pumpkins, Indian corn, hay bales, corn stalks, mums and more from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 6, 7, 13 and 14. The FBAC will also have a free paint station set up on sale days for attendees that are interested in painting their pumpkins on the premise. For more information or to volunteer, email email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Upload your pictures from the first ever Freehold's Got Talent.
Main Street came alive Tuesday night as the Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) joined forces with Downtown Freehold to bring the first ever Freehold’s Got Talent competition to the Borough. Modeled after the popular NBC television show America’s Got Talent, this hometown version showcased some of Freehold’s most gifted performers in a one night competition. Despite popular summer traditions, like Freehold Idol, already happening in town, FBAC President Neal Girandola approached Downtown Freehold with the idea of an event that would allow all different talents of Freehold to be seen. “Downtown Freehold does such amazing events that encourage the arts,” said Girandola. “Freehold Idol is great for singers so we wanted to do something …
Monday, August 13, 2012
A list of events going on in Freehold this week.
Center Players will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of “The Cemetery Club” on Monday, Aug. 13. Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. The play will be directed by Bernice Garfield-Szita and performances will be in October. For more information visit www.centerplayers.org The Freehold Borough Arts Council and Downtown Freehold have come together to present the first ever Freehold’s Got Talent. Performances will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at 10 E. Main Street in Freehold Borough. Performances will be judged by a panel of three “celebrity” judges. For more information call the Freehold Borough Arts Council at 732-800-2173 or email Info@FreeholdBoroughArtsCouncil.org. The Learning Experience in Freehold will hold …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The tour will feature several homes in the borough.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Freehold Borough Arts Council will present the first “Pop Up Blues & Jazz Club” on May 17th.
Feeling the blues cause there are no Jazz clubs in Freehold? The Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) will cheer you up! The FBAC will present the first “Pop Up Blues & Jazz Club” on May 17th at Park 33 starting at 7:30 p.m. "There is a large fan base for blues and jazz here in the borough and we are looking forward to supporting the musicians of that genre through our Pop-Up events," said Neal Girandola, FBAC President. The debut series will kick off with a hard driving harmonica blues band, Jonny B & The Blues Blazers. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Dinner and drinks are offered at a 20% discount for all event attendees. Proceeds to benefit the FBAC. The FBAC plans to continue the series at several different locations …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The parade will start at Freehold Borough Hall on Saturday, March 17, at 11:00 a.m.
Throw on your Kelly green clothes, grab your leprechaun paraphernalia and bring your Irish spirit to Freehold Borough Hall to be a part of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. “It may be one of the shortest parades ever, but it is going to be a lot of fun,” said Councilman John Newman at a meeting this month. The parade will begin sharply at 11:00 a.m. on the morning of March 17. The parade route will start at borough hall and march down West Main Street. Check out the photo above to see a historic look of the parade route. This photo was posted on the Freehold Public Library’s Facebook page from their photo archives. Everyone is welcome to march in the parade or just watch and enjoy. According to Newman’s Facebook page, if you want to march, you…