Events News

Norman Mailer Plaque Dedication
and Family Reception

On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Long Branch Historical Association will be dedicating a plaque at the Boardwalk in memory of Long Branch native son Norman Kingsley Mailer. Please join them at 7:00pm, at the corner of South Bath Avenue and the Boardwalk for a brief ceremony, followed by a reception at the Library. Mailer, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, journalist and political activist, was born in the city in 1923 and the plaque will commemorate the site of the former Scarboro Hotel, owned by his aunt and uncle, where he wrote his first published stories. His biographer J. Michael Lennon will speak and there will be a presentation by Norman’s sister Barbara; other family members will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

Tues., May 22nd @ 7pm at the Main Library.