BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Friends and neighbors of Liberty Cycle owner Greg Cordasco are invited to the historic Ross Farm in Basking Ridge on Saturday afternoon to pay tribute to Cordasco, who passed away due to brain cancer on April 24.
A "celebration of life (party!)" is scheduled to be held at the Olde Mill Inn's Washington Ballroom from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Those who wish to attend that event are asked to RSVP at surveymonkey.com/r/GregCordasco.
Cordasco co-owned the bicycle shop and cafe in downtown Basking Ridge with his wife, Ingrid. The organizers of the event at the Ross Farm said event paying tribute to Cordasco, "who touched the lives of many in our neighborhood and well beyond" at 4 p.m. on May 4.
Informal gathering at Ross Farm set for 4 p.m. on Sat., March 4
The community is invited to gather at the Somerset County-owned Ross estate at 135 N. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge, following the ARTsee Happening, a free fair featuring art, music and other events to be held at the Ross Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
"All are welcome as we remember Greg and celebrate his life," the invitation said. The Café Racers is scheduled to provide live music.
This is an informal gathering where friends and neighbors can come together to honor Greg’s memory and people can share an evening of music and community.
Weather permitting, the gathering will be held outside on the Tack House patio, and in case of rain the concert will be moved to the barn.
Cordasco, a competitive cyclist who had ditched an earlier career on Wall Street to run his Liberty Cycle bike shop in Basking Ridge, was the driving force behind such events such as the annual Olde Mill Inn bike races that drew elite professional cyclists into downtown Basking Ridge before "kids races." That event was held every Labor Day for the past 27 years. He was 56 years old, and a resident of the township with his wife and three children.
Donations to a memorial fund established for his family, wife Ingrid and three children, can be made through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, according to a May 2 account on Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.