Scoping Out Facial Fashions in Asbury Park

The latest in fun and functional masks, straight from the street.

Photos by James J. Connolly

First row from left:

1. Shane Brennan, from Middletown, sports his Monmouth County lifeguard face covering during a shift.

2. Gina Paone, from Jackson, shows off a style made by women who started selling masks after Covid-19 cost them their jobs.

3. Roman Ercolono, age 5, from Abington, Pennsylvania, sports a Star Warsthemed mask from Etsy.

4. Tom Cragin, from Rhode Island, supports his football team with a Patriots mask that his mother hand-made for him.

Second row from left:

5. Diana Rodriguez, from Elizabeth, checks in with a tone-on-tone, checkered mask from Willow Mint Props.

6. Gary Ramsey, from Neptune, got a paisley mask at Collingswood Auction in Farmingdale.

7. Angela Caronia, of Hamilton, wears a mask given to employees of Capital Health during a Pride ceremony in support of the LGBTQ community.

8. Adrielis Otero, age 9, of Carteret, dons a heart-covered mask her mom got for her.

Third row from left:

9. Owen Angello, a Jackson resident, wears a mask with Asbury Park icon Tilly the Clown from a pop-up shop in town.

10. Kiersten Litton, of Wall, wears a mask she created: “I even designed the print of the fabric.”

11. James Giglio, of Asbury Park, wears a starred mask, a gift from his sister.   

12. Patrica Ramsey, of Neptune, wears a zigzag mask from ShopRite: “I like masks that stand out with bright colors.”

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