GSTOS Annual Summer Picnic at the Martin’s (Member’s only) – Reservations Required!

June 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
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Annual picnic at Lake Hopatcong, hosted byBob and Cathy Martin.

Come for a day of relaxation. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be on the grill. Find a spot in the shade or sun, whichever you prefer, and enjoy sitting near the water and spending time with the Garden State group. For those who like to go indoors, a Hammond RT2 and a grand piano may be enjoyed in the music room.

Reservations required; $10 per person plus, Please call the Martins @ 973-256-5480 and leave a message on their machine indicating who is attending and the food item you are bringing to share, if any, or e-mail the information to Make your check payable to GSTOS and mail to the Martins at 225 South New Jersey Avenue, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 by June 14, 2023

Bio of Ed Alstrom: Ed’s organ concerts have been called “The Mighty Organ” for good reason.  He plays a romping-stomping-to-soulful brand of music and he gets all kinds of engaging sounds out of the organ.  He calls himself a throwback to an earlier era: the 1940s – 1960s and he loves to go back and get the old sounds, sounds people love to hear but sounds few people get to hear now. His concert repertoire includes classical, classical sacred, soul music, classic rock, jazz and great American standards.

When he is not playing theatre or church music, Ed can be found playing the Hammond at YANKEE STADIUM. From the time Ed was 9 years old and his father took him to his first Yankee game, Ed heard that organ at the Stadium and said, “I want to do THAT”. He never dreamed he would actually get to do it!! He has now been entertaining fans at the stadium since 2004.