Turning the Tide - Siren Arts Performing Arts Series

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:30pm to Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
2nd Avenue Beach
2nd Ave & Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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Clean Water Action and ReThink Disposable are excited to be a part of Siren Arts Summer Residency and Exhibition Program "Turning the Tide" happening every Thursday evening, July 12 - August 23, at Sunset on 2nd Avenue Beach in Asbury Park, NJ. The series will feature emerging visual artists and performance art events focused on themes of ocean conservation. 

Siren Arts is an innovative summer residency & exhibition program based in Asbury Park, NJ which supports emerging visual artists throughout the northeast corridor of Washington, DC to NYC. This year, the program was informed and inspired by the work of the Plastic Pollution Coalition and Clean Water Action's ReThink Disposable program.

ReThink Disposable prevents waste before it starts by working with local governments, businesses and institutions, and consumers to minimize single use disposable packaging in food service so as to conserve resources, prevent waste and ocean litter pollution.

Transformer’s goal with Turning the Tide is to empower the participating artists and engage audiences in positive action around ocean conservation through contemporary art.

Siren Arts Schedule of Events

All events will take place at sunset, beginning at approximately 7:30/7:45, on the 2nd Avenue Beach in Asbury Park, NJ. Performances will last approximately 30-60 minutes and are open to all audiences free of charge. In the event of rain, performances will take place in the lobby of The Asbury Hotel at 8pm.

  • Thursday, July 12 - Rex Delafkaran
  • Thursday, July 19 - Stephanie Mercedes
  • Thursday, July 26 - Flatchestedmama Trefsger
  • Thursday, August 2 - Naoko Wowsugi
  • Thursday, August 9 - Tamar Ettun & The Moving Company
  • Thursday, August 16 - Ed Woodham / The Keepers
  • Thursday, August 23 - Hoesy Corona

Turning the Tide is being presented in collaboration with Monmouth Arts, who are providing community outreach, promotional support, as well as locally based artist participation. Turning the Tide is generously supported by The Andy Warhol FoundationThe National Endowment for the Arts’ Creativity Connects program, and by The Asbury HotelSiren Arts exclusive Hotel Sponsor. Special thanks to the City of Asbury Park for its support of Turning the Tide.

MONMOUTH ARTS is a leading, independent, 501c(3) arts advocacy organization that delivers needed programs and services to artists, member organizations, and art affiliates to ensure the arts thrive in every corner of Monmouth County. Assistance and support from Monmouth Arts is accessible in the form of advocacy, programming, policy development, leadership, funding, outreach, promotion, information, and knowledge-based expertise. Guided by our mission and goals, and with the help from our partners, we collectively undertake actions that reflect our core values ad we seek to elevate the visibility of the arts in the community, increase and diversify membership, and expand our influence on behalf of the arts.  www.monmoutharts.org

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment. www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org

CLEAN WATER ACTION is a non-profit organization working for clean water, environmental justice, and healthier communities, jobs and businesses. Our strength comes from one million nationwide members and more than 100,000 in New Jersey. Our ReThink Disposable program prevents waste before it starts by working with local governments, businesses, institutions, and consumers to minimize single-use disposable packaging in food service to conserve resources, prevent waste and ocean litter pollutio.n www.cleanwater.org/nj & www.rethinkdisposable.org