Third Annual Event Celebrates City’s Women Owned & Operated City Businesses
ASBURY PARK — After two successful and historic events, organizers behind the annual Asbury Park Women’s Convention are keeping the conversation going with APWC 3: Inspired And On The Move.
The third annual celebration is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 2020 in Asbury Park’s thriving downtown district to honor female owned and/or operated businesses in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
“The city of Asbury Park boasts a majority of women-owned businesses and this year’s convention aims to spotlight that,” founding organizer Jess Alaimo said.
The Women’s Convention executive team includes Asbury Park’s Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn,Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton, Councilwoman Eileen Chapman, Comedian/Politico Jess Alaimo, and AP Women’s March founder Dani Fiori, and journalist and Interfaith Neighbors Communications Director Michelle Gladden.
Asbury Park Women’s Convention launched in March 2018 to bring women of all political affiliations together for a day of humor, inspiration and activism. Each year organizers have put forth a platform that is both educational and entertaining with the goal of bringing addressing issues that affect women across party lines in an engaging and realistic manner.
The inaugural event drew hundreds to the historic Paramount Theatre and returned in March 2019 at the legendary Stone Pony. Participants have included Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Former Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Senator Sandra Cunningham, Freeholder Ashley Bennett, Comedian Julia Scotti, and more.
This year’s event will feature a weekend of workshops, small concerts, comedy sets, spoken word, poetry, music, and art shows at numerous female-operated businesses. The convention will culminate with special performances and celebrity guests speakers from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the House of Independents, located at 572 Cookman Ave. Mark your calendar for March 14 and 15.
Businesses interested in being a part of this historic day’s programming must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan 31.