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Outside April Cornell shop on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. Ugust 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Outside April Cornell’s  shop on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. August 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click image to enlarge

 

MAUDE MAGGART   from her album Maude Maggart Sings Irving Berlin   (from the 1937 movie On the Avenue.)

 

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Ocean Grove beach. June 28, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove beach. June 28, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

 

THE TEMPOS:

 

 

 

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Ocean Grove. July 4, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. July 4, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

PHIL OCHS

 

 

 

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Founders' Park. Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©  2016. This is the Fitzgerald Fountain before it was refurbished in 2019.  Click to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger   Re-post from 2016.

 

The Story of Ocean Grove, 1869-1919 by Morris S Daniels.  Published in 1919 by the Methodist Book Concern in New York City:

“In a little old dingy tent, one of ten erected on the sand drifts of what was later to be known in Ocean Grove as Thompson Park but now called Founders’ Park, there occurred on the night of July 31, 1869 an event of immense significance.

“What happened was not unusual of itself, and the surroundings were not such as to impress one that history was making within the confines of the poor little tent, illumined, as it was, by a few tallow candles; but ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow.'”

Morris Daniels tells us that about 12 people gathered in the tent which belonged to Mrs. Joseph Thornley.  They all had arrived the day before and pitched their tents there.  There were no chairs, so they all sat on rough pine boards.

Daniels says, “The night was dark, save for the stars which twinkled brightly from overhead, while the few candles within cast a weird shadow upon the scene.

“Some had come directly from their own tents while others had preferred to wander over the yielding sands to the edge of the dune overlooking the sea to watch the moon rise from her briny bed.

“But shortly after nine o’clock all had gathered in the little dimly lighted tent for Ocean Grove’s  first religious service—–a prayer meeting.”

 

WARREN VACHE´    “Stardust”

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Auditorium Park. Ocean Grove. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Auditorium Park. Ocean Grove. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge

 

BOB MARLEY  from his Legend album:

 

 

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Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Tent Village.  Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net©

 

THOMAS HAMPSON  with Cole Porter’s “In the Still of the Night.”

 

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Choir Festival in the Great Auditorium. By Paul Goldfinger. © To order metallic coated professionally made prints, contact Blogfinger@verizon.net. Choir Festival in the Great Auditorium. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Undated.

 

We have learned from a CMA official that the events mentioned above will return this season “as they were before the pandemic.”

We don’t know if that means no distancing, masks, etc, but there will still be some constraints coming from Trenton this summer.

However, this is good news assuming it is all done according to Health Dept. guidelines.

 

THE FIREBIRDS:

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Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2013  Click to enlarge.

Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 2013  Click to enlarge.  Re-posted from 2013.

 

THE TWO OF US:

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Ocean Grove, August 2017. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. ©

 

THE TEMPOS  from the film American Graffiti:

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New Jersey Marathon in Ocean Grove. April, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

New Jersey Marathon in Ocean Grove. April, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

 

 

DYLAN:  “You’re a Big Girl Now:”

“Bird on the horizon sitting on the fence

He’s singing his song for me at his own expense

And I’m just like that bird oh oh

Singing just for you

I hope that you can hear

Hear me singing through these tears.”

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:    The 2020 edition of the NJ Marathon was cancelled.  This year it will be held on October 16 and 17, and it will be returning to OG.  Registration is now open.  Go to thenewjerseymarathon.com for more information.

 

NJ Marathon goes through Oceanport in 2018. Photo by Ed Murray of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. ©

 

 

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