Press release by the the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center

On the heels of Juneteenth, the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center announces its partnership with Monmouth Medical Center, a part of RWJ Barnabas Health, as the exclusive sponsor of the Parker Family Legacy Room – a permanent exhibit of the history of the family of prominent Red Bank black doctors, who served their community for over 80 years.

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Press release from Monmouth Medical Center

One out of seven pregnant and new moms will experience Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, yet only 15 percent of them will seek help. On Saturday, June 20, Postpartum Progress, a national nonprofit organization focused on vastly improving awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, will hold the third annual Climb out of the Darkness — an event, traditionally held around the longest day of the year, designed to raise awareness of all maternal mental illnesses.

As part of the Climb, survivors all over the world — dubbed Warrior Moms — are organizing to climb, hike or walk at a local mountain or park to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness and stigma of maternal mental illnesses, as well as to raise funds for Postpartum Progress. At 10 am on the morning of June 20, Thompson Park in Lincroft will serve as the scene for The Monmouth Medical Center Climb Out of Darkness.

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Press release from Count Basie Theatre

The Count Basie Theatre has announced the awarding of three arts impact scholarships, to be presented during the 10th annual Basie Awards ceremony. The theatre’s yearly celebration and recognition of excellence and achievement in high school theatre will take the famous stage on the evening of Wednesday, May 20.

Last year’s Basies marked the debut of the Moser Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship, made possible by the Moser Taboada law firm in Shrewsbury. This year, two additional scholarships will be awarded: the Monmouth Medical Center/ Barnabas Health Arts Impact Scholarship, and the Monmouth County Freeholders’ Basie Scholarship for Continuing Education.

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peytonlistThe Guest List: Disney Channel series JESSIE co-star Peyton List comes to the campus of Brookdale College on Sunday, as special attraction at a day-long “Kidabaloo.”  

“Are your kids going crazy stuck inside in the cold weather?” ask the producers of Kidabaloo, the daylong “explosion of fun, laughter and excitement” that commandeers the Collins Arena (on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College) this Sunday, February 8.

A presentation of the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, this first-ever event pairs a panorama of all-seasons, all-ages activities with a spacious indoor setting — BCC’s Robert J. Collins Arena, a venue with enough run, hop and tumble room to accommodate everything from remote control car races and live animals, to moon bounces and a demonstration by the team from Olympiad Gymnastics.

There’s more in store between the hours of noon to 5 pm — including face painting, balloon animals and costumed characters by Chubby Penguin Parties; arts and crafts; a visit with the Frost Buddy Ice Princesses at Sparkle Diva Studios; video games in the Gamin’ Ride truck, and lessons in cupcake decorating, juggling and tightrope walking. There’s also an event stage, where Kidabaloo welcomes a special guest star from the TV’s Jessie.

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Postpartum depression (PPD), the most common complication of childbirth, affects one in seven women each year. To raise awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, the public is invited to join “Team Lincroft” on June 28, 10 a.m. at Thompson Park in Lincroft to support Climb Out of the Darkness, the world’s largest event to support this cause.

Held on June 28 in locations throughout the country, Climb Out of the Darkness, is the annual awareness raising and fund-raising event for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit focused on supporting pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and pregnancy depression. The Center of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders at Monmouth Medical Center will sponsor the local Team Lincroft climb, proceeds from which will support Postpartum Progress.

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