In Nov. 2021 after ten years of our evolving mission and impact, we changed our name to Gathering Ground. You may still find reference to our old name Creative New Jersey in posts created prior to Nov. 2021.

Asbury Park Community Sponsors

Asbury Park Gathering Ground

Holy Spirit Church
Asbury Park Roastery Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co.
Brickwall Tavern
Confections of a Rock$tar
Crust & Crumble Gourmet Pizzeria & Bakery
Frank’s Deli & Restaurant
Interfaith Neighbors
Kula Cafe
Kula Urban Farms
Langosta Lounge
MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos
Pasta Volo Porta
Wegmans – Ocean


“Communities in Conversation give small entrepreneurial businesses a chance to make connections that yield big changes.”

– Lisa Charles, Author & CEO, Embrace Your Fitness, LLC (Newark)