HEAT ALERT

Heat advisory continues in New Jersey as highs approach near 100 degrees

'The hotter the better.' Crowds gather at Stone Pony in Asbury Park despite excessive heat warnings

Around 1,500 people gathered outside the legendary Stone Pony for a concert Friday by One Direction alum Louis Tomlinson.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2023, 11:05 AM

Updated 330 days ago

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New Jersey experienced a second day of excessive heat Friday with sauna-like temperatures. News 12’s Jim Murdoch visited the Asbury Park boardwalk to show how the beaches fared in the heat.
“It's great for the businesses. A lot of people come down, they patronize all the businesses and the bars and restaurants and shops. The hotter the better. People are out here enjoying the beach and everything,” said Lisa Badach, of Asbury Park.
Despite the heat, around 1,500 people gathered outside the legendary Stone Pony for a concert Friday by One Direction alum Louis Tomlinson. Lines began forming Thursday outside as fans waited to score a wristband and a pass to get next to the stage.
See the crowds Friday morning below:
Union resident Adrienne Caceda says, "We all love this man so bad, and we all just want to have an opportunity to see him up close so that's basically the reason why."
Here are cooling centers to help beat extreme heat
Several counties are opening cooling centers. The senior center in Edison will have a cooling center opened Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
And Bergen County will open four cooling centers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
County Administration Building
One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, 1st Floor                         
Garfield Senior Activity Center                                                
480 Midland Ave., Garfield
Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center
46-50 Center St., Midland Park                                                
Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center
147 Hackensack St., East Rutherford     
Watch below for this weekend’s beach forecast


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