We spoke to JoJo Crisci, the new manager at Paradise in Asbury Park, about the upcoming JoJo’s Big Top Stripper Circus and his upcoming plans for Paradise.
What can be expected at “JoJo’s Big Top Stripper Circus”?
All the usual fun and craziness that a circus provides, but definitely with a twist! One thing we definitely like to do is bring in talent that doesn’t get to perform in New Jersey often. This year, we’ve booked the gorgeous dancer and NYC nightlife personality Geronimo Frias to headline the party! And of course, the fantastic DJ Rico Alexis will be spinning his amazing tunes to keep the party going! I will be there of course, as your “Master of Ceremonies”!
What upcoming changes do you have planned for Paradise?
We definitely have some changes planned! We’re going to be revamping rooms, and we have some amazing new events and parties in the works (details coming soon)! Best of all, we’re restructuring pricing to better meet the needs of the community. In the end, it’s about the experience that our customers have, and that starts with love. We love creating an atmosphere for our guests to let them know that we generally care about them.
Summer is always such a big time for Paradise. Can you give us a sneak peek into what’s coming this summer?
There are some things we have planned that are “top secret,” so I can’t reveal them just yet. But I can tell you this: We have some fantastic original events coming! You also can expect some major renovations, a great new look and a great new vibe. And of course we will be having our poolside T-Dances with the legendary Shep Pettibone and our spectacular Friday and Saturday night dance parties with the hottest DJs!
What kind of place do you want to make Paradise for the customers?
We want Paradise to get back to its roots: a place where everyone, no matter who they are, feel free to come and have a blast! We want both the staff and customers to thoroughly enjoy their experience here. The best thing about Paradise is that we offer so many different vibes in the many places to escape to within the complex. If you want to lounge poolside or take a dip, our outside sun deck is for you. If you want to dance and enjoy some cocktails, our main room is the place to be. And if you want to take a break and relax, you can always pop into our lobby bar. And if you need a quick bite or a sit-down dinner, there is no better place than Tabu. No matter where you go in the complex though, we want everyone to come in, grab a cocktail and have a spectacular time!
JoJo’s Big Top Stripper Circus
Paradise, Asbury Park, N.J.
February 8, 2013