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SISTERHOOD Stronger Together - Women's Weekend NJ

Women Helping Women

For a Cause

Women gathered for a weekend at the shore in Asbury Park, NJ in September 2018 at Women's Weekend NJ's ("WWNJ") main event. This yearly fundraising event is held to raise funds for varies groups who support issues that impact women in Monmouth and Ocean counties. With the generous efforts of talented musicians, venue owners, sound teams, volunteers, sponsors, and a few hundred friends WWNJ was able to donate to 180 Turning Lives Around. 180 Turning Lives Around is a provider of services to individuals and families who are affected by domestic and sexual violence.

Kathy Taggart (r - WWNJ President) presented the WWNJ donation to Alison from 180 Turning Lives Around.

Rewind

In September 2018 a few women gathered for a weekend in Asbury Park, NJ to unwind and party a "little" while raising funds for a cause (180 Turning Lives Around). So this is how things went, in case you missed it.

Friday night of Women's Weekend started quiet with just a few friends at the Wonder Bar. Meet and greet talk and catching up with friends. Well, a few more friends made their way over, then a few more, you get the picture. The house was packed! The bands hit the stage igniting the attendees. The electrifying energy of the bands engaged everyone to hit the dance floor.

WWNJ and a few friends rocked the Wonder Bar

ViRAGO roused the audience as they kicked off an evening that truly rocked Asbury Park. Kathouse had everyone energized with a performance that ROCKED the house. Everyone sang classic rock with the harmonic Sundries.

ViRAGO

ViRAGO

Kathouse

Kathouse

Kathouse

SUNDRIES

SUNDRIES

SUNDRIES

Saturday everyone rolled out of bed and made their way over to The Anchor's Bend. WWNJ asked that everyone pack The Anchor's Bend. Little did they know that more women than expected would fill the venue in order to experience an amazing concert to support a cause. Despite the stage being washed away during a storm, The Anchor's Bend found a work around and the show went on.

Hanging out with friends.

The bands rocked the shore with Denise Kean, Chix Appeal, Eclipse, Sista, LavenderBlu, Stephanie Chin, Strawberry Moon, Joanne Calabrese and The Breeze Band, ViRAGO and MC Ferdrica.

These bands entertained the growing audience with acoustic performances to full bands, including a horn section. Denise Kean started the day off with acoustic country. Chix Appeal filled the stage with a full band (including two student artist) and laid down some rhythmic classic rock and soul. Eclipse was dynamic as they played songs from the 70's to today. Sista harmonized the oldies and new school as the crowd sang along. LavenderBlu mixed it up with an energetic performance of rock with a hint of blues. Stephanie Chin bought the full tone of soul sprinkled with a little bit of pop. Strawberry Moon added a bass to their duo and grooved the crowd with their pop/rock performance. Joanne Calabrese and The Breeze Band rhythmical performed original songs including a fan favorite. ViRAGO's full out upbeat performance contained rock, pop and blues that had women dancing. All along, MC Fredrica kept the show moving along with fabulous comedic timing and wardrobe changes between sets. Basically, the performers rocked and the audience enjoyed every moment.

Denise Kean

Chix Appeal

Eclipse

Sista

LavenderBlu

Stephanie Chin

Strawberry Moon

Joanne Calabrese and The Breeze Band

MC Fredrica

Denise Kean

Chix Appeal

Eclipse

Sista

LavenderBlu

Stephanie Chin

Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon

Joanne Calabrese and The Breeze Band

ViRAGO

A Mystery End to the Weekend

A Sunday morning murder mystery party to end the weekend.

Women's Weekend NJ is growing

Year Five

Women's Weekend NJ will be 5 years old in September. With your support the 2019 Women's Week NJ will be bigger and better. Let's have some fun!!!

About Women's Weekend NJ

Women's Weekend NJ, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was organized to support NJ women owned businesses as well as to provide education & support of issues that impact women in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The flagship event hosted by Women’s Weekend NJ, Inc. is Women’s Weekend NJ and is held in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove.

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Created with images by Omar Lopez - "Three friends and peace sign"

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