The MAC at Monmouth UniversityDecember 28, 2014 3:00 PM
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
The Monmouth Hawks represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The
school has NCAA Division I standing and competed in the Northeast Conference until 2013, when it transferred to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. A Football Championship Subdivision independent team, the school's football program plans to move to the Big South Conference in 2014. Other men's and women's programs sponsored by Monmouth include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, field hockey and lacrosse teams.
New Jersey punk rock four piece, The Bouncing Souls, formed in 1987. Though the band members refused to go to college, they moved to a college town, with the hopes of becoming popular on the underground college music scene. The group plays gritty punk songs topped off with light, fluffy lyrics. In other words, the band is a perfect example of pop-punk, derived for the masses that want to go to punk shows, but don't want to get beat up by hardcore punk fans in the process.
Formed in New York in 1999, Taking Back Sunday is an alternative rock band that experienced a considerable amount of commercial success throughout the 2000s. After independently releasing its full-length debut Tell All Your Friends, in 2002 and its follow up Where You Want To Be, in 2004, Taking Back Sunday began earning increasing amounts of mainstream exposure and eventually signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records in 2006. The band's major label debut Louder Now, earned widespread critical acclaim and earned the respect of international audiences as well as its faithful following from its independent days. Despite major changes to its lineup, Taking Back Sunday continues to be a driving force behind contemporary alternative rock with releases such as its 2011 eponymous record.
The houses of Dyker Heights are set ablaze with Christmas lights every holiday season. Take a tour of the neighborhood to see all of the creative decorations. Be sure to keep warm with hot chocolate and cannoli from a local bakery!