New Jersey Stage

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Remembering Robin 2011: A Benefit For Camp Nejeda

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The second annual show in memory of Robin Suhoskey will be held on Sunday, May, 22, at the Wonder Bar, located on 5th and Ocean in Asbury Park (www.wonderbarasburypark.com). The show will include performances by Maybe Pete, Piehole (featuring Billy Walton), Woodfish, Underground Logic, Rob Tanico, Rob Dye, Michael Brett and Outside The Box plus special guests.  Tickets are available at the door at 4:PM for $10. 

A resident of Ocean Grove, Ms. Suhoskey passed away in early 2010 of complications from Diabetes. A strong supporter of Jersey Shore music, Robin is greatly missed, not only by her family and friends, but also by many of the participating musicians. Along with supporting local original artists, she was also a volunteer usher at The Paramount Theater and a member of Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (www.jsjbf.org). Last year's show featured 13 acts, including Jen Chapin, JoBonanno, Bob Burger and Maybe Pete.  Many performers graciously volunteered to play without having to be asked. There were over 300 people in attendance enabling the organizers to make a donation of $2500 to the American Diabetes Association in Robin's name.

This year's show will benefit Camp Nejeda, one of only a handful of Diabetes camps nationwide which own its facilities, providing a full season of residential camping exclusively for children, teens and families affected by Type 1 Diabetes. Founded in 1958, the camp's 72-acre campus includes a lake, archery range and biking trails. Campers learn how to manage their diabetes, make healthy food choices and --- most of all... maintain a positive attitude. Camp Nejeda is a member of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association and is accredited by the American Camp Association. The camp currently offers seven weeks of residential camping and three long-weekend family camps. For more information about Camp Nejeda, visit www.campnejeda.org or contact the Camp Nejeda Foundation at information@campnejeda.org or (973) 383-2611.

The emcee for the event is Gary Wien of The Penguin (www.thepenguinrocks.com) online radio station.  His upcoming book, "Are You Listening?" takes a look at the top 100 records of the past decade (2001-2010) by New Jersey artists.