Summertime, and the livin’ is, well, it could be easier. But, whether you’re down about the debt-deal, wilting from the heat, or feeling the mid-summer blues, I’ve got a great pick-me-up fix for you. DFA at the Beach.
What started as a chance to blow off steam on the waterfront for the DFA folks and assorted progressive friends in Monmouth and Ocean counties during the Bush years has become an annual statewide gathering of the democratic wing of the democratic party. It’s totally informal, fun, FREE (you pay for your own food/drink), and families/children are more than welcome!
Do you have to be a member of DFA to come? No, come hang out anyway. If you hang out here at Blue Jersey, you’ll definitely see people you know at DFA at the Beach. It’s no secret that there’s a lot of cross-over between DFA and Blue Jersey. The homeblog was founded by Juan Melli (now spokesman for public transport-friendly Hoboken), and both Rosi and I have been involved with DFA for … omigod, it’s going on 8 years.
So, bring your people – friends, spouses, and kids of all ages for some fun and sorely-needed progressive comraderie. Moby’s Deck has a good (but not expensive) bar and soft drinks, and decent seashore deck bar food. There are big picnic tables there for easy conversation, and part of the deck is in full shade. Sandy Hook beach, part of the National Seashore, is within sight of Moby’s Deck.
Allow me to headline it for you: Purely social. No fundraiser. Free admission. Families & friends welcome. Great waterfront deck bar – order off the menu: drinks, sodas, seafood, burgers, kids menu. Good hang-out time with fellow progressives. See you there?:
7th Annual DFA at the Beach
When: Sat. August 6th at 3-6pm (or later)
Where: Moby’s Deck
2 Bay Avenue, Highlands, NJ 07732
(off Rt. 36, last exit before Sandy Hook)
Menu/Directions for Moby’s Deck
RSVP for Saturday’s DFA at the Beach.