Perth Amboy Artworks is back for the 2021 Season with the Waterfront Music Series

Waterfront Music Series 2021

Perth Amboy Artworks is back for the 2021 Season with a Waterfront Music Series! The Waterfront Music Series is kicking off with an evening of live music in beautiful Bayview Park on Sat. Aug 28 7-9pm.  Erotic Novels are the headliners, playing pop punk soul filled rock featuring Shannon Perez from Perth Amboy. Born and raised in Perth Amboy, Shannon has been at the forefront of the NJ indie music scene as principal songwriter and vocalist for multiple NJ indie bands, has toured nationally and has many albums. She remembers how important band was to her while attending Perth Amboy High. She has been active in the community, most recently producing the Stay Home Fest online music series for Perth Amboy Artworks during the pandemic. Special guest is Mikey Erg – National treasure, New Jersey native and king of pop punk who is currently on the esteemed Don Giovanni records label and many more. Always a new album, troubadour extraordinaire.

Bayview Park is at 250 Water St. and has beautiful views of Raritan Bay, access to parking and bathrooms at the Perth Amboy Marina and is walking distance to bars and restaurants and ice cream on the waterfront. Seating will be on the park benches or bring your own chairs and blankets. Free.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners  through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

Get Vaccinated Now at a Walk in Site in Perth Amboy

Walk in vaccinations are now available in Perth Amboy. You can walk in and get vaccinated at Raritan Bay Medical Center from 8:30am-3:45pm and at Rite Aid on Smith St. No appointment is necessary. The Middlesex County Mega Vaccine site in Edison (97 Sunfield Ave) is also walk in from 8am-noon.  Walmart announced they have walk in vaccinations, no appointment necessary. CVS announced they have same day appointments available. You can also register for a vaccine appointment through the state website and view all possible locations throughout the state to be vaccinated. ( You could also register for a vaccine appointment through the Middlesex County website and be vaccinated in Middlesex County. You can also register for a vaccine through the Perth Amboy City website or call (732) 324-3521.

Everyone 16 and over has become eligible for the covid vaccine. The covid vaccine is free and open to all residents regardless of immigration status or health insurance.  As the State begins to lift Covid restrictions in May and allows large gatherings and a return to full capacity indoor dining, you should get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect your health. Governor Murphy had set a goal of 70% of adults vaccinated by June 30. President Biden also announced that same goal for the country. Let’s get back to normal as soon as possible.

Ferry Slip Music Series Receives Middlesex County Arts Grant for 2021

Perth Amboy Artworks is honored and grateful to be awarded continued support through an arts grant from the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners and the Middlesex Arts Institute for the 2021 Live at the Ferry Slip Original Music Series! Thank you so much! This is our big 5 year anniversary celebration and we are excited to plan something safe and special. Thank you to Middlesex County, the City of Perth Amboy, and to all the artists, volunteers and supporters who have made this project possible. Perth Amboy Artworks has been working to help revitalize Perth Amboy using arts and culture. Perth Amboy is blessed with great resources including amazing artists and unique spaces to use for performances and pop up events.

United We Serve

On this National Day of Service in which we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of a man who fought relentlessly for justice, inclusion, and fairness for all; we, Perth Amboy Artworks condemn the self-serving actions, lies, racism, misogyny and divisiveness that culminated in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. As we consider the events of that day within the context of the past four years, we decry the public rise of white supremacy and any politics that derive their support from contorting facts and the law, and from denigrating communities of color, women, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community. 

More broadly, we denounce both systemic and overt racism that makes marginalized peoples more vulnerable to disease, poverty, police abuse, and overall injustice.

As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, we, Perth Amboy Artworks, vow to continue to serve the diverse Perth Amboy community through the arts to stimulate growth and development; and, through these very efforts, promote the kind of social healing and outlook that may make Perth Amboy an evermore just and inclusive city where all people– regardless of who they are, how they look, where they come from, or who they love–thrive.