ESU Monmouth County NJ Branch

Welcome to the Jersey Shore

Welcome to the Monmouth New Jersey Branch and the Jersey Shore. We are in the midst of bringing the Shore back to life after Hurricane Sandy. Our events of last year were seriously curtailed or cancelled but we are back on track because as the theme goes "We are stronger than the storm."

Our Long Range Planning Committee has been hard at work and we will be offering some interesting programs in the 2013-2014 season. We will be featuring a speaker on the work and life of Jane Austen; our usual and wonderful Holiday Party in December; attending a performance of "As you like it" at the Two River Theater in cooperation with the local Root Beer and Checker Club; the Shakespeare Competition under the direction of its new coordinator, Janet Smuga; and more surprises as we go along into the season.

Please join us and please join our branch. The form for joining is on the website and it is really easy to complete. Also -please consider becoming a National Patron - and you can earmark up to half of your payment back to the local Branch

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News And Events

Ice Cream Social

Winners of our local Shakespeare Competition reprised their excellent performances for members and friends at an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, April 7th, 2013, in historic Bingham Hall in Rumson. Following the performances and the presentation of monetary prizes, the students and more than 40 audience members, socialized in the hall and in the beautiful surounding gardens, enjoying the sweet pleasures of good company, premium ice cream and all of the trimmings.

Click Here to read about it in the Atlantic Highlands


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Cole Porter, Noel Coward-Themed Fundraiser a Success

It was billed as a "delightful, delovely" evening dubbed "Let's Do It" when the Monmouth County branch of the English Speaking Union (ESU) celebrated the music and genius of Noel Coward and Cole Porter with a jazz age-themed fundraiser June 24 at Raven and The Peach in Fair Haven.

Read the full story from the Rumson-Fair Haven Patch


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The English-Speaking Union

Monmouth County NJ Branch

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Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

To find out more about our programs click here.