Sometimes it's way to easy for us to make assumptions about the Asbury Park school system, it's teacher's and most importantly - it's students. But in the end - that's just not fair. The truth is, there are lots of faculty, staff and students working very hard, everyday, to do the right thing. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Asbury Park High School.
The club had much previous gay history. It re-opened in the s as "Visions" by one of the previous owners of "Boots" next door, Len but It had a short lived life as Visions. The club was one of the state's first gay discos. It housed a dance floor, 5 bars, light shows, and drag contests. It also had an outside area which included a volleyball court, food cart and another building which housed a quieter bar, The Clubhouse. However, Down the Street managed to stay open, making it the oldest and longest operating gay disco in New Jersey 's history when it closed in John since sold that and has retired.
Asbury Park has three major beachfront hotels with three distinct personalities. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is your sister-in law with bratty kids. The first thing I noticed about The Asbury was the people. I spotted bears, otters, Jersey boys and everything in between soaking in the rays on the sunny Sunday afternoon I hit the beach.
I remember back in the 60's? This bar was next to the palace and movie theater. I never saw that mural, but I'd love to see a photo of it, if anyone has one. Oh, the memories!!!