Asbury Park’s Special Events Department has resumed accepting Special Events Permit applications for events on public property, or private property that would require the use of city services.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the issuance of Special Events Permits had been suspended since March 31.
Currently, per the Governor’s Executive Orders, indoor gatherings are limited to 25 percent capacity of the rooms in which they will take place, with a maximum of 100 persons. Attendees of indoor gatherings are required to wear face coverings and remain six feet apart at all times, and physical items may not be shared by multiple attendees of the same gathering unless sanitized before and after uses.
Outdoor gatherings are now limited to 250 persons, but may be increased if New Jersey’s downward trend in COVID-19 outbreaks continues. Attendees of outdoor gatherings will be required to be six feet apart and to wear face coverings when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
Special Events Permit applications will be reviewed by the City’s Special Events committee and then formally approved by City Council, if appropriate, on a case by case basis. Events must adhere to all current State guidelines. Please note, submitting a Special Events Permit application does not guarantee that a Special Events Permit will be issued. For events that receive a Special Events Permit, payment of special events fees will be required prior to the event date.
“Asbury Park usually hosts hundreds of events each year, from races and block parties to festivals and parades, and we know it’s part of what makes our culture so unique,” said Councilperson Eileen Chapman, “While events had to be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal is to resume special events with limited attendance as per state guidelines with a focus on keeping our residents and visitors safe.”
To apply for a Special Events Permit, visit www.cityofasburypark/specialev