Circle of Songs
 

MOST RECENT INFORMATION (as of June 2019):

CIRCLE of SONG MEETING INFORMATION: 
We normally meet every 
first Sunday, from 2-4 pm at the EATONTOWN LIBRARY, except:
September 8, 2019 – when we will meet on the second Sunday, at the
GROVER HOUSE in Middletown.

FESTIVAL INFORMATION:  As you may know, we lost much money in 2018, when the second day of our 43rd Festival was completely rained out.  As it stands today, we cannot have a Festival in 2019, but we are working on 2020.

Pls. check the PDF files on the right-hand side of this page for our most recent updates.
Thank you.

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The Eatontown Community Center
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February 2014 Circle of Song Session at the Eatontown Community Center
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

October 2012 Circle of Song Session at The Turnstile Coffee Bar
Photo: Larry Stockel 
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Early Circle of Song Session with Jim Crawford, Isis Ra, 
Ingrid Heldt and Sharleen Leahey
Photo:  Jack Charlton

More Pictures Below

 

Welcome to the home of
NJ FRIENDS OF CLEARWATER’s
CIRCLE OF SONG

STARTING TIME:
We meet every first Sunday from 2-4 PM (come when you can)

LOCATION (except in May & September)

EATONTOWN LIBRARY
33 Broad Street (= Route 71),
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(see directions below)

Pls. check the PDF files on the right-hand side of this page
for our most recent updates.

Thank you.


There are always opportunities for audience members to participate.

Please come and bring your instrument or – if you prefer – just come and listen.

The suggested
 donation of $7 is still split between NJ Friends of Clearwater and
Pastor Sony’s work on behalf of the homeless and the hungry in Asbury Park.

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DIRECTIONS -- Eatontown Library,
33 Broad Street (= Route 71), Eatontown
(from now every month, except September 2017 and May 2018):


BROAD STREET is parallel to Route 36,
4 traffic lights north of it.

Parkway Ex.105 = Rte. 36 East – left (via jughandle) at Route 35 North – take a right at 4th light (= Broad St.= Route 71) – the Library is on your left, before the fire station.  Turn into the lot.

Route 18 Same directions as from the Parkway.  The Exit is 13B (in both directions).

Route 35 North Turn right at the 4th light after the Route 36 crossing (=Broad or Route 71), go less than half a block.  The center is on the right, before the Fire Station.  Turn into the lot.

Route 35 South There’s a very strange jughandle to follow when taking a left onto Broad St = Route 71 – watch for the Library on your right, before the Fire Station.

Route 195 If you come on Route 195 East, turn right onto Route 18 or continue to Route 35 – follow those directions.

DIRECTIONS – GROVER HOUSE
930 West Front Street, Middletown, NJ
(we plan to be here in September 2019)

Parkway:  Ex.109 = Route 520 East – take the first left – via the jughandle after the
Lyncroft Academy bus station (Half Mile Road) – go to the end, take a left at Front Street –
The Grover House will be after Sterling Court, which is the third street on the left. 
It will be on your right, and there is parking in front.

Route 35 North:  I found this to be easiest:  Before you get into Red Bank, take the jughandle to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road).  Before the Lyncroft Academy Bus Station, take a right onto Half Mile Road.  Take it to the end, then turn left onto Front Street.  The Grover House will be about three blocks down, after Sterling Court.  You will see a large sign on your right, and there is parking in front.

Route 35 South:  After the bridge into Red Bank, follow the signs to Front Street.  Go West on Front Street.  The Grover House will be about three blocks after Half Mile Road (the first light), after Sterling Court.  You will see a large sign on your right, and there is parking in front.

DIRECTIONS – EATONTOWN COMMUNITY
CENTER, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown
(we usually have our holiday get-together here):


Follow the same direction(s) as to the Library, but
continue another half block east, on BROAD STREET.
The ;building is on your right.  Turn into the lot.

DIRECTIONS for BELMAR ARTS COUNCIL,
608 River Road (corner 7th Avenue), Belmar
(we plan to be here in May 2019 or sooner):

Look at the north side of 7th Avenue, between
Main Street and the Railroad tracks.  
There’s a large parking lot, shared by the Police
Station.

From the Parkway (and Route 195 East): Turn from the Parkway onto Route 195 East (Exit 98) – then turn onto Route 35 north – take a right onto 8th Avenue – then a left onto Main Street – another left onto 7th Avenue – look for the large parking lot of the Belmar Arts Council on your right before the Railroad tracks.

From Main Street South: Turn right onto 7th Avenue – then look for the Arts Council on your right, before the RR tracks.

From the Turnstile Coffee Bar (and Main Street North):  Leave the Turnstile Lot while taking a left onto Route 71 – then a right onto 16th Avenue – a left onto Main Street North – another left onto 7th Avenue – then look for the Belmar Arts Council on your right before the RR tracks.

DIRECTIONS for
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of ASBURY PARK
 
906 Grand Avenue, Asbury Park 
(this was our first venue - it's Pastor Sony's church)

Grand Avenue is parallel to the ocean, four blocks inland.  The church has a large lot, accessible from 2nd Avenue.  There is also street parking.

You can enter the building from the parking lot if the middle door is open.  If not, come around to the main entrance in the front.  The handicap ramp is there.  Inside, there are three steps from the sanctuary to the room behind, where we will be.

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Past and Present Monthly Fliers

MORE CIRCLE OF SONGS PHOTOGRAPHS

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2015-12-06 At the First United Methodist Church of Asbury Park

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

 


Our Garvey, Pete's Banjo, at our 42nd Annual Festival
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

Ninetta Nappi and Barry Kersch at our 42nd Annual Festival
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

Vendors at our 42nd Annual Festival

Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

Isis Breaking into a Dance at our 42nd Annual Festival
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

Sharleen Leahey and the Cactus Flowers
 - a group formed during our Circles of Song
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

Rosemary Wright and her Storytellers
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st
Festival – Rosemary Wright and her Storytellers on Circle of Song Stage

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st
Festival – Linda Phillips, David Rosenberg, Lily Rose, Sharleen Leahey
and Rob Lincoln on Circle of Song Stage

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st
Festival – Diane Doolittle, Linda Phillips and the Circle Audience

P
hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st
Festival – Jan Christensen – one of Pete Seeger’s Sloop Singers who has been with us more for than thirty years

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st
Festival – Isis Ra with her movie star great grandson Elias Washington

P
hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st
Festival – Bob Vinick doing the Sound for Ingrid and Dale on the Circle Stage

P
hoto:  David Rosenberg

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st
Festival – The Weeklings featuring Glen Burtnik on the Killian Stage

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

2016-09-10 NJF Clearwater 41st Festival – 
The audience at the Killian Stage

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival:  Lydia Adams Davis and Ingrid

P
hoto:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival David Rosenberg, Tommy and Abby Anton, Lilly Rosenberg,
Elliot Stephen Cohen and Ingrid
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hoto:  Unknown
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival Ingrid, Lydia Adams Davis, Sharleen Leahey

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hoto:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival Sharleen Leahey, Linda Phillips and Circle ‘Round the Sun

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival Bob Killian at the Circle of Song

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival Sky of Sky Solar with the Sound Crew, Mark and Chick

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival – Tommy and Abby Anton

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival James Durst and Madhumita Chakrabartti

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival Circle of Song Stage during rain shower

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival Circle of Song Stage

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt

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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival Diane Doolittle, Sharleen Leahey, Ingrid, Linda Phillips

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival – Judith Bernz and Jesse, dancing

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival – Bob Mecklenburger, Rosemary Wright, Salle Neal and Linda Phillips

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival – Judith Bernz, Isis Ra, Dale Lakata and Ingrid

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-09-13 Lydia Adams Davis with Tommy and Abby Anton

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival – with Dale Lakata, Judith Bernz, Ingrid and Isis Ra

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hoto:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival – with Mike Taylor

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hoto:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2015-09-12 NJF Clearwater 40th
Festival – with Lydia Adams Davis and Jan Christensen

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2015-06-07 Circle of Song with Jim Crawford

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hoto:  Sally Neal
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2014-08-02 Circle of Song with Sharleen Leahey

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-08-02 Circle of Song with Sharleen Leahey

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-10-05 Circle of Song with Cosby Gibson

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hoto:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2014-10-05 Cosby Gibson and Ingrid

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hoto:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2015-04-12 Circle of Song with Dennis Do No Ugh !

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-09-13 “Under the Shoprite Truck

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-09-13 Dennis MC Do No Ugh ! performing under the truck

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-09-13 Judith Bernz and 92-year-old Mike Taylor underneath the truck

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-09-13 James Durst Singing
“Wasn’t that a Mighty Storm” just before it came down

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-09-13 Diane Doolittle on flute.
She and Bill Doerge backed us up

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hoto:  Mark Lamhut
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2014-09-13 Our Circle of Song Audience Braving the Storms

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-09-13 NJF Clearwater 39th
Festival – Jim Crawford

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hoto:  Mark Lamhut
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2014-09-13 NJF Clearwater 39th
Festival – Madhumita Chakrabartti and James Durst

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hoto:  Mark Lamhut
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2014-09-13 NJF Clearwater 39th
Festival – Cosby Gibson

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hoto:  Mark Lamhut
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2014-07-06 Circle of Song with Cynthia Summers

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-08-03 Edie Toussaint at
Circle of Song – she was Gigi Goldstein’s
best friend whose songs I recorded and cover

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-08-03 Circle of Song with Sally Neal

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-08-03 Group Photo with Rob Lincoln
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2014-08-03 Circle of Song with Rob Lincoln

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hoto:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2014-03-01 Circle of Song with Sharleen Leahey

Photo:  Courtesy Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2014-06-01 Circle of Song with Lydia Adams Davis
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-05-04 Circle of Song in Belmar with Bob Mecklenburger

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-06-01 Lydia Adams Davis at Circle of Song

Photo:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-05-04 Circle of Song at the Belmar Arts Council

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hoto:  Chris Krebs
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2014-09-13 Circle of Song at the Belmar Arts Council with Bob Mecklenburger

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hoto:  Chris Krebs
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2012-02-21 Carl Croce and Joe Petraitis

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hoto:  Larry Stockel
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2014-02-02 Seventy People Came to Commemorate Pete Seeger

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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2014-02-02 Seventy People Came to Commemorate Pete Seeger

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2014-02-02 Seventy People Came to Commemorate Pete Seeger
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hoto:  Ingrid Heldt
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2013-10-06 Circle of Song with Sally Neal
Photo:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2013-10-06 Spontaneous dance at Circle of Song
Photo:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2013-10-06 Isis Ra, Linda Phillips, Bill Doerge and
Red Cloud at Circle of Song
Photo:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2013-09-15 NJ Friends
of Clearwater Festival in Long Branch –
Circle of Song with James Durst,
Sharleen Leahey, Linda Phillips and
Ingrid Heldt
Photo:  Elliot Stephen Cohen
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2013-08 Practicing with Spook Handy, Ingrid Heldt, Pete Seeger
and Michael Scolnick in Beacon, NY
Photo:  Elliot Stephen Cohe
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2013-09-15 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival in Long Branch - Finale
Photo:  Elliot Stephen Cohen

2012-01-21 Circle of Song with Joe Iantosca
Photo: Ingrid Heldt 

2012 Circle of Song Performers
on Main Festival Stage by Chris Kaefer
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2011-11-18 Circle of Song with
Arlon Bennet
Photo: Ingrid Heldt
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2011-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival -
Mara Levine and Arlon Bennet
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2011-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival -
April Iorio of April Mae & Catfish
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2011-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival -
Dave Fecca of April Mae & Catfish
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2011-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival - Main Stage Finale with 
Joe
Petraitis, Mike Meade, Sharleen Leahey, April Iorio,
Spook Handy, Eric Russell,Ingrid Heldt & Arlon Bennett
Photo: Carol L. Sciacca
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2011-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival - Sloop Singer Jan Christensen - 
his 30th Anniversary with NJF Clearwater
Photo: Ingrid Heldt
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2011-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival - Main Stage Finale with Spook Handy,
Eric Russell, Ingrid Heldt, Arlon Bennet, and Kathy Moser
Photo: Carol L. Sciacca
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2010-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival: Having fun with Hillary Zaenchick, Jan Chrsitensen, Mike Meade, Emily Grove and Tom Picard
Photo:  Kacie Baker
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2010-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival:
Ingrid Heldt having fun! 
Photo:  Kacie Baker
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2010-08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival: Isis and her Tribe and
the beautiful new banners contributed by Neptune Senior Center
Photo:  Ingrid Heldt

2010 08 Emily Grove and Mike Meade at the 2010 Festival
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2010 08 NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival:
Circle of Song Performers on the Main Festival Stage
 
Photo: Ingrid Held
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2010 08 Thomas Wesley Stern at the 2010 Festival

Photo: Kacie Baker
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