Jersey Shore Folklife Center Delivers Culture to the Homebound


Pat Johnson
April 07, 2021
By Pat Johnson

NEW Location: New Jersey troubadour Valerie Vaughn at household connects with a homebound recipient of the Jersey Shore Folklife Center’s system on folk tunes. (Provided photo)
The Jersey Shore Folklife Centre, based at the Tuckerton Seaport, has openings for folks to take part in its absolutely free Homebound digital people arts collection. Valerie Vaughn, regarded as “New Jersey’s troubadour,” and Niki Giberson, from the Swan Bay Folk Artwork Middle in Port Republic, will instruct 4 sections every single of people music (Vaughn) and fiber arts (Giberson).
Members ought to have entry to the world-wide-web as the lessons are taught by way of the Zoom platform. “Niki provides four diverse projects they can make and complete and I do new music and entertain them,” reported Vaughn. As a way to illustrate the real trend of what folks songs is, “Some men and women share their everyday living tales and I have penned a tune about them – however not all people needs that,” mentioned Vaughn.
Vaughn has a broad selection of first music about the legends and the lore of New Jersey. She usually sings her music about the Tuckers Island Lighthouse for the duration of plans at the Seaport.
Vaughn is a licensed and condition-licensed social employee and by the Homebound series has introduced her people songs to autistic little ones, unique desires college students, the elderly and all those in hospice. The application is in its 6th year but due to the fact of the COVID-19 unexpected emergency the method was presented almost past 12 months and will go on nearly this 12 months.
The system is supported by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts. “It’s excellent for the artists and it’s wonderful for promoting the arts,” explained Vaughn.
Interested get-togethers can contact Angie Mares at or connect with 732-236-9600.  —P.J.

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