Each week new friends and old gather at the the Asbury Park, Belmar, and Long Branch drum circles tirelessly organized by John Eustor, multi-instrumentalist and sound healer. They bring their drums, maracas, cow bells, and anything else to make a beat, and play along. Rhythm skills not necessary.
If you haven’t been to a drum circle before, we recommend attending the Asbury Park session on your first visit. The circle takes place right next to Madame Marie’s digs.
One of the reasons why the drum circle is so popular is that it’s open to people of all drumming levels and musical ability. Whether your specialty is a real drum set or the air drums, the drum circle is an inviting setting that’s perfect for some outdoor relaxation. Bring chairs or a comfortable blanket to sit on, along with snacks, and take in the music. And to make the experience one kids will enjoy, we recommend hula hoops or those massive bubbles—they’ll definitely have a blast!
The three drum circles take place every week, weather permitting, for the duration of the summer. Check the Asbury Park Drum Circle Facebook for updates about cancellations.
Images courtesy of the Asbury Park Drum Circle Facebook.