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Berkeley Heights Residents Combine Music and Shopping for Hurricane Sandy Relief

February 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With parts of the Jersey shore slowly reopening, including the boardwalks at Point Pleasant, Asbury Park and Belmar, there are still many people in need of help due to Hurricane Sandy. If there is one thing that brings people together, it is music and on Saturday, Feb. 2, Berkeley Heights residents took their love for singing, dancing and shopping and held Rock, Shop, & Relief: A Sandy Charity Event at the Long Hill Senior Center in Gillette.  

Jillian Pfund runs a small e-commerce lifestyle brand in Berkeley Heights called My Remedy where she makes t-shirts with positive messages and jewelry. She created the event along with her friend Chelsea Bene who runs Monthly Pit, a group of local band that puts on shows in the area.

This fundraiser was a craft fair and rock show rolled into one awesome day that benefitted Hurricane Sandy relief via the Red Cross. The bands that performed were the Karma Killers, Hammond and Rewind the Crisis and there was music from DJ PJ. The vendors included My Remedy, Naptime Creations, Waiting for This, DollyMoo, Positive Times, Ass Backwards Apparel, Maria's Sewing Box, Tightly Knit and Heights Delight homemade cookies.

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Pfund, who has had her company for two years, knew Bene was involved with music and wanted to help Hurricane Sandy victims as well. So the two, who have been friends since high school, merged their professions for one fun-filled afternoon.

“Chelsea brought the music, I brought the vendors and it just happened,” she said.  “It’s not really about necessarily how many people we get, but it’s about people wanting to be here and having a good time.”

“We figured we’d combine the two and put together a charity for this cause that we felt strongly about,” Bene added.

Silvio Capoferri is in a band French Onion Soup and about a year ago started a punk rock clothing line called Ass Backwards with his friend Matthew Cardinali. They sell t-shirts through a website and at all of his band’s shows and it’s been quite successful so far, Capoferri said.

“I’m an artist and I’ve always wanted to start my own clothing company,” he said.

Attending her first craft fair was Amy Bostwick, who made etched glass and soap with New Jersey themes on them.

“It’s been amazing so far,” Bostwick said.

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