Jersey Shore Vacation Magazine, Summer 2024

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Summer 2024
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Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties

Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County

Jersey Shore Vacation Magazine: “Aqua Beach”

Long Beach Island Vacation Magazine: “Slice of Lemon”

Jersey Shore Vacation Map: “Blue Wave” by Theresa Troise Heidel • www.theresatroiseheidel.com

See Picture Perfect Gallery, page 79, and The Jolly Tar, page 83.

4 BOOKS ABOUT THE JERSEY SHORE

Catalog: 4 – 6

7 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

A guide to events from June through October. Guide 7 – 29

31 THEATER & CONCERTS

A guide to theater and concert events from June through October. Guide 31 – 37

39 ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Guide 39 – 50

50 HOSPITALS & URGENT CARE

A guide to hospitals and urgent care facilities.

51 PARKS & RECREATION AREAS

A guide to parks, recreation areas, trails, and scenic overlooks. Guide 51 – 59

60 HISTORIC SITES & MUSEUMS

A guide to historic sites, museums, and lighthouses. Guide 60 – 69

71 ACCOMMODATIONS

A guide to hotels, motels, and bed & breakfast inns. Guide 71 – 75

77 ART GALLERIES

A guide to art galleries, fine artists, and photography. Guide 77 – 79

81 STORES & SHOPS

A guide to stores, shops, and more! Guide: 81 – 87

86 REAL ESTATE

A guide to realtors.

89 DINING OUT & FOOD

A guide to restaurants, food, and nightlife. Guide: 89 – 97

98 HOME PORT

“Three Encounters With The Natural” A personal essay by Frank Finale.

C. Wieders facebook.com/thetuckertonseaport Chris Klonowski

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CALENDAR • OF • EVENTS

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties 7-21

Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County 22-29

JUNE - OCTOBER 2024

Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, please call or check the website before attending.

NORTHERN OCEAN & MONMOUTH COUNTIES

ALL SUMMER LONG

RECLAM THE BAY’S SHELLFISH NURSERY

Learn about Barnegat Bay and the creatures who live in it. See and touch tiny baby clams and oysters while you talk to the volunteers who are helping to improve the bay. www.reclamthebay.org/where-we-work/ upweller-locations

Mid-June - September:

Mondays, 12:00 PM: Island Beach State Park Marina, 24th and Bayview Avenue, South Seaside Park

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM: Cattus Island County Park (at the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Dock), 1169 Bandon Road, Toms River

Thursdays, 10:00 AM: Traders Cove Park/ Marina, 40 Mantoloking Road, Brick Township

Fridays, 10:00 AM: Mantoloking Yacht Club, Bay and Downer Avenues, Mantoloking

SIDEWALK SALES

Point Pleasant Beach: 5-16 - 5-18 and 8-15 - 8-16

Downtown, Arnold and Bay Avenues, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM www.pointchamber.com Lavallette: 7-10, 7-24, 8-7, 8-21

Participating businesses, 10:00 AM3:00 PM

www.enjoylavallette.com

Manasquan: 8-2 - 8-4 Main, Broad, and South Streets, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

www.manasquanchamber.org

Spring Lake: 5-25 - 5-26 and 8-10 - 8-11

Downtown, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.springlake.org

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“Pushing Off” by Mary Jo Austin See Picture Perfect Gallery, page 79, and The Jolly Tar, page 83.
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Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties: Calendar of Events, All Summer Long continued from

MANASQUAN RIVER GROUP OF ARTISTS EXHIBITS AND SHOWS

Selected works on exhibit and for sale at various venues throughout the summer. Please visit their website for the location’s hours. For more information: (732) 674-2018 or mrga38cal@gmail.com. www.mrga38.org

4-27 - 6-29: Brielle Library, 610 South Street, Brielle (6-28: reception, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

6-1: Spring Lake “Art in the Park,” Divine Park, Spring Lake, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (rain date: 6-2-24)

6-24 - 7-31: Brick Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick

7-10 - 8-25: Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, North Hall Gallery, 701 Forman Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach (8-25: reception, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

9-3 - 9-30: Middletown Arts Center Invitational Exhibit, 36 Church Street, Middletown (9-30: reception, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

BEACH YOGA CLASSES IN BAY HEAD

On Johnson Street beach. Beginners and all levels welcome. $10./class. Please bring a blanket or sheet and sunglasses. Call (732) 899-0920 for more information. Johnson Street Beach, Bay Head 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM www.bayheadbeachyoga.com www.therapeutictounchnj.com

Thursdays - Mondays, May 23September 2

(Memorial Day - Labor Day weekends)

CLASSIC

CAR

CRUISES

AT STEWART’S ON BROADWAY IN POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Antique and collectible cars, hot rods, trucks, motorcycles, and D.J. music. Sponsored by Stewart’s On Broadway and the North Shore Antique Auto Club.

Stewart’s On Broadway, 63 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 295-2722 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM www.pointchamber.com

June 4; July 2; August 6; September 2

TOURS OF NAVY LAKEHURST

Experience the amazing history of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Tours include The Cathedral of The Air, The Hindenburg Crash Site, The Navy Lakehurst Heritage Center, The Ready Room, The POW-MIA Room, and Historic Hangar One. Due to security requirements, you must pre-register two weeks prior to your tour. To register: (732) 600-8055 or tours@ nlhs.com. No walk-ins or additions to the group will be accepted on the day of the tour.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Route 547, Lakehurst, (732) 323-6547

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM www.nlhs.com

April - October: Every Wednesday and 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month

November - March: Every Wednesday and 2nd Saturday of the month

EVENTS AT MONMOUTH PARK RACETRACK IN OCEANPORT

Live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. Visit the website for the latest racing and special event information including Big Race Days, Family Days, Food Festivals, and Heritage Festivals. 175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, (732) 229-2100 www.monmouthpark.com

Various days and times.

5-11 - 9-15: Live Racing

Special Events and Festivals:

5-25 - 5-27: Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

6-9: The New Jersey Irish Festival

6-15: Haskell Preview Day

6-16: Father’s Day at Monmouth Park

6-28: Jockey Bartender Night

6-29 - 6-30: Wine and Pizza Festival

7-7: Classic Car Show and Oldies Day

7-13: Monmouth University Day and Cigar Luncheon

7-20: Haskell Day

7-27 - 7-28: Italian Festival and Wine Tasting

8-4: Latin Festival - Tacos and Tequila

8-17 - 8-18: Surf and Turf Seafood Festival

8-25: NJ Thoroughbred Festival and Cooler Bag Giveaway

8-31 - 9-2: BBQ and New Jersey Craft Beer Festival

9-7: Food Trucktemberfest

MONDAYS

MONDAY BEACH TREASURE HUNTS IN LAVALLETTE

An event fit for children of all ages. Dig in the sand and find coins! Every participant receives a prize.

President Avenue Beach (600-652 Oceanfront), Lavallette, (732) 793-7477

6:00 PM www.enjoylavallette.com

July and August

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Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties: Calendar of Events, All Summer Long continued from page 9

TUESDAYS

TUESDAY KITES IN THE HEIGHTS IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Marvel at massive, whimsical kites flying through the air. The kids will love flying giant zebras, whales, dragons, beach balls, and more. You can even bring your own kites to add to the fun. No kite? No problem. From traditional to unique, kites will be for sale on site.

Carteret Avenue Beach, Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM www.exit82.com

Tuesdays, July 9 - August 27

TUESDAY MOVIES ON THE BAY IN LAVALLETTE

In case of inclement weather, movies will be held at 8:00 PM at the Lavallette First Aid Building. Heritage Gazebo, Bay Boulevard, Lavallette, (732) 793-7477

Movies begin at sunset (approximately 8:30 PM) www.lavallette.org

7-9: Trolls Band Together (PG); 7-16: Barbie (PG-13): 7-23: TMNT Mayhem (PG); 7-30: Wonka (PG); 8-6: Migration (PG); 8-13: Under the Boardwalk (PG); 8-20: The Little Mermaid (PG)

WEDNESDAYS

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Coca Cola Fireworks Extravaganza. Boardwalk Promenade, 833-4SEASIDE

9:30 PM

www.exit82.com

Wednesdays, 7-10 - 8-28 and July 4

CRUISIN’ DOWNTOWN TOMS RIVER

Good times, great music, and loads of vintage cars! Free. Presented by Downtown Toms River and the Vintage Auto Club of Ocean County. Washington Street, Toms River, (732) 341-8738 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM www.downtowntomsriver.com

Second Wednesdays, 6-12, 7-10, 8-14

THURSDAYS

THURSDAY KITES AND CASTLES IN LAVALLETTE

A family fun event with a different theme to build your sandcastle creation and end the night flying your favorite kite. A first prize winner is chosen weekly and free prizes for all who participate. President Avenue Beach, Lavallette, (732) 793-7477

6:00 PM

www.lavallette.org

Thursdays in July and August

FRIDAYS

BONFIRES ON THE BEACH IN ASBURY PARK

Various locations from 1st to 5th Avenues. 7:00 PM www.apboardwalk.com Fridays, May 3 - September 27

FRIDAY CLASSIC AMERICAN MOVIE NIGHTS IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Free movies on the beach every Friday for adults only. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. No rain dates. Audience members will be seated on the beach in the vicinity of Beach Patrol North Headquarters. North Beach, 833-4SEASIDE

Dusk

www.exit82.com

7-12: Dirty Dancing (PG-13); 7-26: When Harry Met Sally (R); 8-9: The Birdcage (R); 8-23: Sleepless In Seattle (PG)

SUNDAYS

“WORSHIP ON THE BEACH” IN BAY HEAD

8:00 AM at Karge Street beach in Bay Head. Bring a chair or blanket. If it rains, worship will be at the sanctuary. Please visit their website or Facebook page for traditional worship times at the sanctuary and for online worship.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, corner of Bridge and West Lake Avenues, Bay Head, (732) 892-5926 www.stpaulsbayhead.org www.facebook.com/stpaulsbayhead Sundays, June 2 - September 1

SUNSETS OVER TWILIGHT LAKE IN BAY HEAD

Celebrate the beauty and tranquility of a summer sunset over Twilight Lake on the first Sunday of the month. Bring your beach chair to watch from the shoreline on the corner of Twilight Road and Lake Avenue. Free. A Mayor’s Wellness Campaign program in conjunction with the NJHCQI. Twilight Lake, Bay Head, (732) 892-8300

Time: half hour before sunset www.bayheadnj.org

First Sunday of the month, April - October: 4-7, 5-5, 6-2, 7-7, 8-4, 9-1, 10-6

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Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties: Calendar of Events, All Summer Long continued from page 11

SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE-ON-THEBEACH IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Free movies on the beach every Sunday at dusk. Rain date is Tuesday. Audience members will be seated on the beach in the vicinity of Beach Patrol North Headquarters. North Beach, 833-4SEASIDE Dusk www.exit82.com

7-7: Jaws (PG); 7-14: Mummies (PG); 7-21: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13); 7-28: Paw Patrol - The Mighty Movie (PG); 8-4: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutant Mayhem (PG); 8-11: The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG); 8-18: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG)

OPEN HOUSE TOURS OF THE STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE IN ASBURY PARK

508 4th Avenue, Asbury Park, (732) 361-0189

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM or by appointment www.aphistoricalsociety.org/history/welcome-tothe-stephen-crane-house

Every Sunday

JUNE

6-1: ROCK THE FARM FESTIVAL IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Presented by CFC Loud N Clear Foundation. Support a great cause and hear great music. Lineup and times t.b.a. Grant Avenue, Seaside Heights, (833) 300-HOPE www.rockthefarmnj.com

6-1: OCEAN GROVE GIANT SPRING FLEA MARKET

Over 385 vendors selling new, used, and antique items. Rain or shine. Sponsored by the Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-1391 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.oceangrovenj.com

6-2: NJ’S 32ND ANNUAL LGBTQ PRIDE CELEBRATION IN ASBURY PARK

Enjoy the fabulous pride parade, performers, great food, arts and crafts, exhibits and community information, activities for the entire family, and the best in entertainment. Fun for all ages in the “Family Zone.” It’s always a perfect day at PRIDE, rain or shine!

Parade kicks off from Town Hall. Festival grounds at Sunset and Ocean Avenues, Asbury Park, info@jerseypride.org

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM www.jerseypride.org

6-2 AND 9-29: DOG ROYALTY DAYS IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Guests are invited to bring their leashed dog kings and queens to the Seaside Heights boardwalk. Humans are asked to pick up after their dogs immediately. Dogs are only permitted on the boardwalk! Boardwalk, 833-4SEASIDE

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.exit82.com

6-6: 43RD ANNUAL SPRING LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOUSE TOUR

Visit several Spring Lake homes and locations on this self-guided tour, including an historic home, a new home, Sundae Times Ice Cream Parlor (12:00 - 3:00 PM with a sample!), St. Catharine Church, the Spring Lake Historical Society Museum, and the Spring Lake Community House. Tickets and maps on sale at Kate & Co., Spring Lake Custom Golf, and J. McLaughlin on Third Avenue. $50. in advance; $60. day of.

Meet at the Spring Lake Train Station on Railroad Avenue, (732) 449-0772

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM www.springlakehistoricalsociety.org

6-7 - 6-9: ASBURYFEST IN ASBURY PARK

Formerly called Oysterfest, this is one of Asbury’s biggest free festivals, turning historic Cookman Avenue from downtown to the boardwalk into one long pedestrian mall. Enjoy food, shopping, and live music. Presented by the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce.

The Carousel House Parking Lot, Ocean and Lake Avenues, Asbury Park, (732) 775-7676 Fri.: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Sat.: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Sun.: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM www.asburyparkchamber.com

6-8 - 6-9: 11TH ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL IN LAKEWOOD

The Pour Into Summer Wine Festival returns to early June for 2024. Thirteen New Jersey wineries on the great lawn outside the stadium. Guests welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs to enjoy live music. Crafters, vendors, food, plus a play area for the kids. Advance ticket purchase suggested. Rain or shine. No pets. ShoreTown Ballpark, Cedar Bridge and New Hampshire Avenues, Lakewood, (732) 946-2711

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

https://newjerseywineevents.com/ events/pour-into-summer-winefestival-lakewood/

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Please refer to our ad on page 12.

WEEKLY EVENTS AND CONCERTS

Monday Eat and Play Package

1 round of Mini-Golf at Lighthouse Point, 2 hour unlimited ride wristband, and a slice of pizza and small drink at Little Mac’s. $33.95.

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mondays, 6-24 - 9-2

Monday Character Meet and Greet

Meet some of your favorite characters!

South Beach Stage, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mondays, 6-24 - 9-2

Monday Aquarium Beach Walks

Explore the beach with the Aquarium staff. Free. Weather permitting. 6:00 PM Mondays, 6-24 - 9-2

Mondays - Science in the Sand

We’re bringing science to the beach with this educational and entertaining show!

Boardwalk: (732) 892-0600 | Aquarium: (732) 899-1659 | www.jenkinsons.com

Thursdays - Princess Palooza

Princess singing show featuring a cast of your favorite fairytale princesses.

Pavilion Beach Stage, 7:00 PM Thursdays: 6-27, 7-11, 8-15

Thursdays - Marvel Meet and Greet

Meet your favorite superheroes, 6-20: SpiderMan and Iron Man; 8-29: Spider-Man and Thor Pavilion & South Beach Stages, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Night “Wristband Nights”

Pay one price, ride all the rides for $29. Includes Adventure Lookout Ropes Course! 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fridays, beginning 6-21

Friday Princess Dining

Enjoy your meal with a special visit from one of our princesses.

At Pavilion Oceanside Dining, 5:00 - 8:00 PM Fridays, beginning 6-21

Pavilion Beach Stage, 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM Mondays: 7-15, 7-29, 8-5

Tuesday “Wristband Days”

Pay one price, ride all the rides for $29. Includes Adventure Lookout Ropes Course!

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesdays, beginning 6-25

Tuesday Night “Movies on the Beach”

Enjoy the show on the big screen on the beach in front of the Aquarium. Bring blankets or chairs. Visit website for schedule.

At dark, weather/wind permitting. Tuesdays, 6-25 - 8-27

Tuesdays - Yosi in Concert

Fun and interactive live performances for everyone in the family to enjoy!

South Beach Stage, 7:00 PM

7-9: Yosi and The Superdads Concert

8-6: Yosi B-E-A-C-H Concert

8-27: Yosi WEE ROCK Concert

Grandparent Wednesdays

Grandparents ride (Amusement Park) and play (Mini Golf) free with a paying child.

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesdays, beginning 6-26

Wednesdays - Oldies Night Concerts

South Beach Stage, 7:00 PM

Friday Aquarium Beach Bingo!

6-26: Stiletto and The Saxman; 7-10: The Jukebox Legends; 7-17: Sky’s the Limit; 7-31: Funktion Band; 8-14: The Jukebox Legends

Thursday Night Fireworks

At dark, weather/wind permitting. Thursdays, 6-20 - 8-29 plus 7-4 and 9-2

Thursdays - Little Mermen

NYC’s Premier Disney Cover Band plays rock covers of all your favorite Disney tunes!

Pavilion Beach Stage, 7:00 PM Thursdays: 7-18, 8-22

Enjoy BINGO on the beach with the Aquarium staff. Win prizes! Beach blanket optional. 7:00 PM Fridays, beginning 6-21

VARIOUS DAYS

Aquarium “International & Awareness Days” Crafts, activities, chats, and storytelling.

6-18: World Ocean Day; 6-16: Sea Turtle Day; 6-22: Pollinator Day; 7-12 - 7-14: Shark Awareness Weekend; 8-4: International Owl Awareness Day

6-18, 7-25, 8-8: Eyes of the Wild

Explore the world of animals and learn all about these amazing creatures.

Pavilion Beach Stage, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00 PM

6-24, 7-1, 8-1: Magic on the Beach

Join us in the sand for a blend of magic and comedy for the entire family!

Pavilion Beach Stage, 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM

7-23 - 7-24: Christmas in July

Christmas spirit with holiday entertainment! 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

8-12 - 8-13: DinoShore

Get ready for a science based immersive adventure into the world of dinosaurs!

8-12: Pavilion Beach Stage, 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM

8-13: South Beach Stage, 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM

8-20 - 8-21: Hot Halloween

Dust off those costumes! Halloween entertainment both days! 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SUMMERTIME SPECIALS

3 Hour Unlimited Ride Wristband Special! Mon.-Fri.: $46.95; Weekends/Holidays: $49.95

Aquarium Night Owl Special! Mon.-Thurs.: 1/2 off admission 8:30 PM to close!

On-Going Summertime Events At Jenkinson’s
Boardwalk & AQUARIUM

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties: Calendar of Events, June continued from page 13

6-9: JERSEY SHORE COMIC BOOK SHOW’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN TOMS RIVER

A family fun show and a geeks paradise of Comics and Super Heroes. Guest artists, new faces, vendors, crafters, and cosplayers bringing you comics, non-sport cards, Funko Pops, toys, Pokemon, Manga, graphic novels, baseball cards, pop-culture, crafts, gamer items, collectibles, and more! Admission: $3. Children 12 and under free. Toms River Elks, 600 Washington Street, Toms River 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com

6-15: SPRING LAKE IRISH FESTIVAL

Irish music, dancing, food, and other activities downtown.

Presented by the Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce, (732) 449-0577

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM www.springlake.org

6-15 AND 9-14: SEASIDE HEIGHTS FOOD TRUCK AND MUSIC FEASTIVAL

Delicious food trucks, live music, adult beverage garden, craft vendors, and fun activities for the whole family. Free.

Bayfront Free Parking Lot off Route 37, 1000 Bay Boulevard, Seaside Heights 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM www.oceancountytourism.com/event/ seaside-heights-food-truck-music-feastival

6-15: ARTS AND CRAFTS BY THE SEA IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Enjoy a day of shopping with the sights and sounds of the Jersey Shore in the background. Featuring over fifty artists and crafters. Free. Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.exit82.com

6-15 - 6-16:

14TH ANNUAL SEASIDE HEIGHTS SAND SOCCER STORM TOURNAMENT

Registered teams will play three guaranteed 40-minute games of beach soccer with the possibility of advancing for a 4th championship game. The format is 6v6 U7, U8, and U9; 5v5 U10 and older. Registration is open to both boy’s and girl’s teams U7-U19. This will be the tournament your team will be talking about all year long! For more information: info@sandsoccerstorm.com.

Boardwalk between Dupont and Carteret Avenues, Seaside Heights 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM www.sandsoccerstorm.com

6-15 - 6-16: BATTLE OF MONMOUTH RE-ENACTMENT IN FREEHOLD

In terms of participants, The Battle of Monmouth was the largest one-day battle of the Revolutionary War. Observers are encouraged to arrive early for seating and various activities before the beginning of the re-enactment each day.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33, one mile west of Route 9, Freehold, (732) 462-9616 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/ monbat.html www.friendsofmonmouth.org

6-17: ANNUAL ST. PETER SCHOOL SPRING SWING GOLF OUTING

St. Peter School is Ocean County’s oldest Catholic School. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from this outing directly benefit St. Peter School students. For more information: stpsgolfouting @gmail.com or (732) 892-1260. Battleground Country Club, 1 Covenhoven Road, Manalapan Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Shotgun Start: 9:00 AM. Lunch with open bar to follow. www.stpschool.org

6-20:

“GARDENS BY THE SEA”… TOUR, LUNCHEON, AND BOUTIQUE IN BAY HEAD

Tour ten beautiful gardens in Bay Head and Mantoloking with a boutique and luncheon at the Bay Head Yacht Club. Tickets ($100.) will be available March 30. Presented by the Seaweeders Garden Club. For information, visit the website or email acastagnola@comcast.net.

Morning registration, boutique, and luncheon at the Bay Head Yacht Club, 111 Metcalf Street, Bay Head

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM www.seaweedersgardenclub.com

6-21 - 6-22:

SEASIDE PRIDE IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Enjoy a celebration to support and honor the LGBTQ+ community with live music, special discounts, and more. Free.

Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE

6-21: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM; 6-22: 12:00 PM11:00 PM www.exit82.com

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EVENTS AT MONMOUTH COUNTY PARKS

MONMOUTH COUNTY PARKS SYSTEM

805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Please refer to the listing on page 53.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. Visit the website for registration information and additional events including day trips, hiking and kayak tours, recreation/health/wellness programs, and more. Unless otherwise noted, programs are open to all ages.

BAYSHORE WATERFRONT PARK

719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth (732) 783-3033 or (732) 842-4000

Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays thru 10-31:

Seabrook-Wilson House Tours, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

5-30: Fishing Thursdays in May (adults), various times. Fee.

9-21: Wind and Sea Festival, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Free.

HARTSHORNE WOODS PARK

300 Navesink Avenue, Locust (Buttermilk Valley Entrance); 1402 Portland Road, Highlands (Rocky Point Entrance); 239 Locust Avenue, Locust (Claypit Creek), (732) 872-0336

Wednesdays - Sundays through 11-24: Tours of the restored Portland Place 18th century house, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM. Free. Saturdays and Sundays: Tours of the restored Historic Battery Lewis, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Free.

HISTORIC WALNFORD COUNTY PARK

62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold (609) 259-6275

April - November: Weekend Mill Demonstrations, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

5-26: Story Time by the Creek, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

HOLMDEL PARK AND HISTORIC LONGSTREET FARM

44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, (732) 946-3758 or (732) 842-4000

5-25: Embroidery Demonstration, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

5-25: Cookstove Demonstration. 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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6-23: 8TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK…AND BEYOND IN BAY HEAD

Enjoy a day of “strolling for art” in Bay Head! Meet and purchase from 80+ fine artists and hand makers at Centennial Park and in the stores throughout town too! Face painting and interactive art activities. Live music. Rain or shine. For more information: bayheadaitp@gmail.com or (732) 735-4826.

Throughout town and Centennial Park, Bridge Avenue, Bay Head 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.bayhead.org

6-26: SPRING LAKE GARDEN TOUR

Spend a day strolling through some of the town’s loveliest gardens. Spring Lake, (732) 449-0577 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM www.springlake.org

6-27: POINT PLEASANT BEACH GARDEN TOUR

Tour the beautiful gardens of downtown Point Pleasant Beach! Receive a 20% discount for lunch at participating restaurants on the day of the tour with your ticket. Tickets are $25. and may be purchased through the chamber’s website beginning in April. For more information, contact Mary Lynn Ritchings at (732) 861-3447 or the chamber office at 1-888-772-3862. Sponsored by the Point Beach Beautification Committee and the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. Downtown Point Pleasant Beach 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM www.pointchamber.com

5-27: Decoration Day Celebration, 12:00 PM3:00 PM

5-29: Eye Spy Spring (Holmdel Park), 4:30 PM5:30 PM. Fee.

9-29: Harvest Home Festival, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR

Park and Visitor Center: 311 Windeler Road, Howell, (732) 919-0996 or (732) 842-4000

Environmental Center: 331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, (732) 751-9453

Weekend and Holidays, 5-4 through 9-2: Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM. Fee.

First Fridays, 6-5, 7-5, 8-2: Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM. Fee. Wednesdays, 7-10 - 8-28: Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

JULY

7-4: ANNUAL JULY

4TH BIKE PARADE IN BAY HEAD

Celebrate America’s Independence with a patriotic bike parade through town. All participants will receive a ‘4th of July in Bay Head’ sticker, and the top three decorated bikes will be awarded ribbons. An ice cream truck will be at Centennial Park selling treats after the parade. A Mayor’s Wellness Campaign program in conjunction with the NJHCQI.

Start: Sacred Heart Church Parking Lot, 751 Main Avenue, Bay Head End: Centennial Park, 83 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head

Register: www.bayheadnj.org on Community Pass (recommended) or on day of at 10:00 AM Check-in: 10:00 AM; Parade: 10:30 AM www.bayheadnj.org

7-4: 10TH ANNUAL LONG BRANCH POETRY FESTIVAL AT PIER VILLAGE

Please refer to our ad on page 44. More than ten poets, many of which were published in the anthologies “The Poets Of New Jersey” and “Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands.” Featuring: Monmouth County Poet Laureate Emanuel DiPasquale (co-editor of “The Poets Of New Jersey”), Mayor John Pallone, John Thomas Pallone, Jr., and Congressman Frank Pallone. With poets: Frank Finale, Estelle Bajou, Gregg G. Brown, Jennifer Stahl Brown, Charles Bruns, Olivia Calabrese, Marshall Harth, Linda Johnston Muhlhausen, and Daniel Weeks. The reading will be held during OceanFest by the oceanfront gazebo at Pier Village, Ocean Avenue and Centennial Drive, Long Branch. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM www.longbranch.org

7-4: ANNUAL OCEANFEST AND FIREWORKS IN LONG BRANCH

OceanFest is back again in 2024! Vendors, bands, exhibits, food, and fireworks are all part of this annual rain or shine celebration. Sponsored by the Long Branch Chamber of Commerce. Oceanfront Promenade, Long Branch, (732) 222-0400

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM www.longbranch.org

7-6: SPRING LAKE SUMMER ART WALK

Third Avenue, downtown Spring Lake, (732) 449-0577

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.springlake.org

7-10: ANNUAL NEW JERSEY SANDCASTLE CONTEST IN BELMAR

The competition is free and open to competitors of all ages and abilities. Presented annually by the Belmar Tourism Commission. 18th Avenue beach, Belmar, (732) 923-2044

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM www.visitbelmarnj.com

7-10 - 7-14: OCEAN COUNTY FAIR IN BERKELEY TOWNSHIP

With a tradition of providing family fun, entertainment, and food to Ocean County residents and visitors, there is something for everyone. Admission fee; children under ten free. Robert J Miller Airpark, Route 530, Berkeley Township, (732) 914-9466

7-10 and 7-11: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM; 7-12 and 7-13: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; 7-14: 11:00 AM5:00 PM www.oceancountyfair.net www.facebook.com/TheOceanCountyFair

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EVENTS AT OCEAN COUNTY PARKS NORTHERN OCEAN COUNTY

OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS www.oceancountyparks.org

Please refer to the listing on page 53.

Pre-registration is required for most programs. Visit the website for registration information and additional events including day trips, hiking and kayak tours, recreation/health/wellness programs, and more. Unless otherwise noted, programs are open to all ages.

CATTUS ISLAND COUNTY PARK 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River (732) 270-6960

Saturdays and Sundays (excluding 4-27): Scales and Tales, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM. Free.

Saturdays and Sundays: Cattus Island Nature Walks, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

5-25: Celebrate World Turtle Day, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Free.

6-1: Trails and Shoreline Cleanup, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Free.

6-9: Create Your Own Walking Stick (ages 11 and up), 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM. Fee.

6-12: Cattus Island Living Shoreline Restoration Project (ages 12 and up), 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Fee.

6-20: Celebrate International Horseshoe Crab Day, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Free.

6-21: Sunset and Full Moon Hike (ages 8 and up), 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM. Fee.

JAKES BRANCH COUNTY PARK

1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood (732) 281-2750

Saturdays through 6-29: Drop In and Discover (ages 3-5), 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM. Free.

Sundays through 6-30: Live Animal Talks, 1:30 PM. Free.

Sundays through 6-30: Discovery Nature Walks, 2:00 PM. Free.

6-1: Tree of Life Wall Hanging (ages 16 and up), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fee.

6-8: Star Party with ASTRA (Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area), 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

6-15: Needle Felting (ages 16 and up), 10:30 AM -11:30 AM. Fee.

6-16: Fire in the Pine Barrens (ages 14 and up), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fee.

6-28: Touch-A-Truck, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Free.

OCEAN COUNTY PARKS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS

6-13: Coastal Christmas in June (adults), 6:30 PM8:30 PM. Fee.

6-15: Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 14 and up, meet at the boat dock), 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Fee.

6-20: Red, White and Blue Rag Wreath (adults), 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Fee.

6-26: Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (ages 14 and up, meet at the boat dock), 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Fee.

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THE HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE

Allaire State Park, 4263 Atlantic Avenue (Route 524), Farmingdale Village: (732) 919-3500; Park: (732) 938-2371 www.allairevillage.org www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/ allaire.html

Please refer to the listings on pages 51 and 63.

To participate in early 19th century trade demos, tours, activities, and more, pre-registration online is encouraged. Fee. Hours: April - October: The village craft shops, historic homes, general store, and bakery are open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

FLEA MARKETS

Hunt for treasures among knick-knacks, upcycled furniture, collectibles, signs, art, bottles, and much more! Rain dates: next day.

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

6-8, 6-9, 7-13, 8-10, 9-14

HISTORY KIDS CLUB

History Kids Club is designed for children ages 5-12 years old, who want to experience history first hand and learn the different trades, tasks, and lifestyles of an 1830s Howell Iron Works villager. Fee. Pre-registration required.

6-15, 7-14, 9-15: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Program: 8-2, 8-9, 8-16, 8-23: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

BEYOND THE COUNTER ADULT WORKSHOPS

Monthly activities for adults located in the General Store. $20. per person. Online pre-registration required.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

6-2: Flower Pressing; 7-14: Crewel Work; 8-11: Macrame; 9-15: Quilling

5-25 AND 8-31: ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE SHOW Fee.

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

6-1: ALLAIRE ARTS FESTIVAL

In collaboration with The Art Society of Monmouth County. Fee. Rain date: 6-2-24. 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

6-22 - 6-23: DUCKY DERBY 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

7-5 - 7-7: ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG DISPLAY

In the chapel. Free. Donations accepted. 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8-18: 28TH ANNUAL ROLLING IRON ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW

One of the best antique car shows around with over 200 cars on display. Advance online ticket purchase recommended. Rain date: 8-25-24. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties: Calendar of Events, July continued from page 17

7-11: ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT IN POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Downtown will be bustling with in-store specials, discounts, raffles, and entertainment. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served at many locations. This event is free. Rain or shine! Sponsored by the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. Arnold and Bay Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach, 1-888-772-3862 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM www.pointchamber.com

7-20: THE JOHN VEPREK MEMORIAL POINT PLEASANT BEACH ELKS 29TH ANNUAL FLUKE TOURNAMENT

This event is one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast. Over the years, it has attracted more than 1,000 fishermen with 250 boats and 800 family members on tournament day. Cash prizes. A portion of the proceeds goes to local charities. Sponsored by the Point Pleasant Beach Elks Club. Point Pleasant Elks Lodge #1698, 820 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach www.pointpleasantelks.org www.pointpleasantelks.org/fluke.html

7-20: SUMMER IN THE STREET IN TOMS RIVER

Summer in the Street has a little bit of everything summer has to offer—live entertainment, food vendors, crafters, inflatables, face painting, sand art, kids’ games, and more. Free admission. Downtown Toms River, Washington Street, Toms River, (732) 341-8738

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM www.downtowntomsriver.com

7-24 - 7-28: ANNUAL MONMOUTH COUNTY FAIR IN FREEHOLD

Opening night fireworks, 4-H events, animal shows and exhibits, rides and amusements, free stage entertainment, racing pigs, and home and garden competition. East Freehold Park Showgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold, (732) 842-4000

See website for times. www.monmouthcountyparks.com

7-30 - 8-3: MANASQUAN’S FIREMAN’S FAIR

Rides, games, food, nightly entertainment. Check website for entertainment schedule. Mallard Park, South Potter Avenue, Manasquan, (732) 223-0997

6:00 PM - 10:30 PM www.manasquanfair.com

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▲AUGUST

8-1: CAR SHOW AT WINDWARD BEACH IN BRICK

Come to one of the largest car shows at the Jersey Shore. Featuring hundreds of antique cars, muscle cars, trucks, custom cars, motorcycles, and more. Hosted by Time Capsule Cruisers. Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Avenue, Brick, (732) 262-1073 6:00 PM www.bricktownship.net

8-3: MAYOR’S CUP RACES ON TWILIGHT LAKE IN BAY HEAD

Calling all canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Gather on Twilight Lake and race a course around Kellogg Island at this free event. Courses are set on the day of the race depending on tide and winds. Mayor Curtis may exercise his right to create new and unusual rules at any time! Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. 1st place winners get their names engraved on the Champion plaque in Boro Hall. A free cookout celebration will immediately follow. This is an adult event; suggested minimum age: 14. Spectators of all ages are welcome, encouraged, and may win an award for best spectator! A Mayor’s Wellness Campaign program in conjunction with the NJHCQI. Twilight Lake, at the corner of Twilight Road and Lake Avenue, Bay Head Register: www.bayheadnj.org on Community Pass (recommended) or on day of at 4:15 PM Check-in: 4:15 PM; Races: 5:00 PM www.bayheadnj.org

8-3: VICTORIAN DAY IN OCEAN GROVE

Ocean Grove’s “Victorian Day” celebration includes reenactments, walking tours, poetry readings, hymn sing, and more. Full schedule available online. Events throughout town, including the Great Auditorium, Pavilion area, and boardwalk. 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM www.oceangrove.org

NORTHERN OCEAN & MONMOUTH COUNTIES

6-15: RED BANK CLASSIC 5K AND KIDS FUN RUN

A challenging and fun 5K! Start and finish on iconic Broad Street and run up infamous Tower Hill. Monmouth Street and Broad Street, Red Bank, (732) 842-4244

Start times: 5K: 8:30 AM; Kids Fun Run: 10:00 AM www.redbankclassic.com

6-22: KICK OFF TO SUMMER 5K RUN IN LAVALLETTE

Race entry fee includes a ticket for the Food Truck event later that day. Bayfront, Philadelphia and Washington Avenues, Lavallette, (732) 854-2779

9:00 AM

www.enjoylavallette.com www.raceforum.com/summer5k

8-4: LAVALLETTE BREAST CANCER WALK

Registration fee includes t-shirt, water bottle, and a free scoop of ice cream at The Music Man after crossing the finish line! Register online or at The Music Man. Proceeds donated to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Organized by The Tone Foundation. The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, 2305 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, (732) 854-2779

8:30 AM www.enjoylavallette.com www.lavawalk.org

8-31: BELMAR 5-MILE RUN

Run along the beautiful Belmar oceanfront and local streets. Post-race party at Bar Anticipation. Kids race on 8-30-24. See website for details. Presented by the Goodwill Hose Company, The Borough of Belmar, and the Jersey Shore Running Club. For more information: belmarfive@yahoo.com

Ocean and Second Avenues, Belmar 8:00 AM www.belmar5.com/race/nj/belmar/belmarfivemilerun

9-21: 10TH SEAFOOD FEST 5K RUN/WALK IN POINT

PLEASANT BEACH

8-10: ARTS AND CRAFTS BY THE SEA IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Enjoy a day of shopping with the sights and sounds of the Jersey Shore in the background. Featuring over fifty artists and crafters. Free. Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.exit82.com

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Family, kid, stroller, and pet friendly 5K Run/Walk on the morning of the Festival of The Sea! Scenic 5K loop through residential Point Pleasant Beach, up the Boardwalk, and around the Inlet. 400 race spots available. Register online or on the day of the event. Registration fee includes a t-shirt and finisher medal for the first 200 registrants, as well as entertainment, food, and drink. Prizes will be awarded to the top female, male, and child under 12.

Registration and race start/finish lines at The Bandshell at Memorial Park, Arnold and Baltimore Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach. For more information: (732) 580-9187 or seafoodfest5k@gmail.com.

Registration: 7:00 AM; Start time: 8:00 AM www.raceforum.com/seafoodfest5k

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

ALL SUMMER LONG

LIVE CONCERT SERIES IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Arrive early and bring a beach chair or blanket. Advance ticket purchase recommended online. The Beach Stage (enter at the Blaine Avenue dune crossover), Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE

Doors open: 6:00 PM; Concerts: 7:00 PM

www.seasideheightslive.com

6-8: Get the Led Out - A Celebration of The Mighty Zep

6-29: Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes with The Rascals

7-13: Michael Franti and Spearhead with Trevor Hall 8-16: UB40

MONDAYS

MONDAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN SEASIDE PARK

Municipal Complex Lawn between 5th and 7th Avenues, Seaside Park, (732) 793-3700

7:30 PM

www.seasideparknj.org

6-24, 8-12: Underwater Airlines; 7-1: Navesink Brass (patriotic concert); 7-8, 8-5: The Chris Yoder Band; 7-15, 8-19: Strictly 60s; 7-22, 8-26: The Kootz; 7-29: Fish Eyed Blues

BOARDWALK CONCERT SERIES AT SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Please refer to our ads on pages 8 and 10. Arrive early and bring a beach chair. Franklin Avenue Stage, Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE 7:00 PM

www.exit82.com

NORTHERN OCEAN & MONMOUTH COUNTIES

Thursdays (and Fridays where noted): 7-11: StevieMac (Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks tribute); 7-18: Captain Jack (Billy Joel tribute); Friday, 7-19: Pure McCartney (Paul McCartney tribute); 7-25 : The Seven Band & Cara Cartney (Alanis Morissette tribute); Friday, Friday, 7-26: Emily Grove’s Joni Jam (Joni Mitchell tribute); 8-1: Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead tribute); 8-15: SoulShine (Allman Brothers tribute)

Other Dates

Sat. 9-7 - Sun. 9-8: Wine On The Beach Festival Free admission to concert venue. Paid admission is required to sample wine.

Sat. 9-7: Yellow Brick Road (Elton John tribute) Sun. 9-8: Ray Andersen & Friends (Press Play, The Songs of 1981 tribute) Festival: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Performances: 3:00 PM

7-1: All American Variety Show; 7-8: Nostalgix; 7-15: Julian & Dominique; 7-22: Jukebox Legends; 7-29: Stiletto & The Sax Man; 8-5: Sky’s The Limit; 8-12: Jukebox Legends with Laura & Amy from the Belle Tones; 8-19: Step By Step; 8-26: Cameos

WEDNESDAYS

TRADERS COVE CONCERT SERIES IN BRICK

Enjoy an evening of great music in a beautiful setting overlooking Barnegat Bay. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Free admission. Presented by Pine Belt Cars.

Traders Cove Marina and Park, 40 Mantoloking Road, Brick, (732) 262-1073

7:00 PM

www.bricktownship.net

8-7: Strictly 60s; 8-14: Basso Brothers; 8-21: t.b.a.

THURSDAYS

TRIBUTE BAND BEACH CONCERT SERIES IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

SUMMERFEST AT WINDWARD BEACH IN BRICK

Fireworks after every concert!

Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Avenue, Brick, (732) 262-1073

7:00 PM

www.bricktownship.net

7-4: SuperTransAM; 7-11: Garden State Radio; 7-18: Aftershock

FRIDAYS

BROADWAY MEETS THE BEACH AT SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Please refer to our ads on pages 8 and 10. Performances by Stars of Broadway hit shows! Prizes and surprise guests! Produced by JJ Brunetti and Dee Pellegrino. Arrive early and bring a beach chair. Free admission.

Franklin Avenue Stage, Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE 6:30 PM

Please refer to our ads on pages 8 and 10. Arrive early and bring a beach chair or blanket. Free admission.

The Beach Stage (enter at the Blaine Avenue dune crossover), Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE

Doors open: 6:30 PM; Concerts: 7:30 PM www.exit82.com

www.exit82.com 7-12; 8-2; 8-30

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERTS IN BELMAR

Concerts are fair-weather events with no rain dates. Pyanoe Plaza and Parking Lot, 9th and Main Street, Belmar, (732) 681-3700 ext. 214

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM www.belmar.com Fridays, 5-24 - 8-30

SUNDAYS

SUNDAY SUMMER EVENING CONCERT SERIES IN LAVALLETTE

Heritage Gazebo, Bay Boulevard, Lavallette, (732) 793-7477

7:00 PM

www.lavallette.org

6-30: Underwater Airlines Band; 7-7: Patriotic Band (8:00 PM); 7-14: Wilbur Wittemann Orchestra; 7-21: Contraband; 7-28: Sentimental Journey; 8-4: Strictly Sixties; 8-11: The Kootz; 8-18: Underwater Airlines Band and WWO Horns; 8-25: 35th Annual Big Band Bootcamp; 9-1: We’ll Be Fine

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8-10 - 8-11: CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT IN BRICK

The 61st New York Regiment will camp out for the weekend, marching and sharing experiences of what it was like during the Civil War. Children can march with the soldiers. Food, vendors, and more. Sponsored by the Brick Township Historical Society.

Haven’s Homestead Museum, 521 Herbertsville Road, Brick, (732) 785-2500 Sat.: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sun.: 10:00 AM2:00 PM www.bricktownshiphistoricalsociety.com

8-15: LADIES NIGHT OUT IN MANASQUAN

Manasquan Business District, Manasquan, (732) 223-8303 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM www.manasquanchamber.org

8-17: BAY HEAD FIRE COMPANY CLAMBAKE

Proceeds benefit Bay Head’s volunteer fire department. Entrance fee. Bay Head Fire Company, 81 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, (732) 899-7708 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM www.bayhead.org

8-24: SUMMER FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR IN MANASQUAN

Celebrating summer and surf culture with art, food, and activities. Surfboard Art Contest in town 8-19 - 8-25. Rain date: 8-25-24. Squan Plaza, Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, (732) 223-8303 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM www.manasquanchamber.org

8-31: SPRING LAKE LABOR DAY END OF SUMMER ART WALK

Third Avenue, downtown Spring Lake, (732) 449-0577 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.springlake.org

SEPTEMBER

9-7: BRIELLE DAY

Over 200 crafters from four states with unique, handmade items. All proceeds go to over twentyfive charities. Free admission. Rain or shine. Organized by the Woman’s Club Of Brielle. Located at the seventeen-acre Brielle Park (across from Brielle Elementary School and next to Brielle Library), Route 71 and Union Avenue

(744 Union Lane), Brielle 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.thewomansclubofbrielle.org

9-7: LAVALLETTE FOUNDERS DAY

Amusements, rides, music, and entertainment plus a mobile gaming trailer free of charge. Artists, crafters, food, and more! Bayfront at Bay Boulevard, Lavallette 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.lavallette.org/foundersday.html

9-7: 44TH ANNUAL VINTAGE AUTO CLUB OF OCEAN COUNTY CLASSIC CAR SHOW IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

100+ trophies, awards, music, food, door prizes, gift auction, goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 100 vehicles registered over 25 years old. Proceeds benefit Ocean of Love, NJ Veterans Home, and more. Rain date: 9-8-24. Registration fee for exhibitors; spectators free. 1000 Bay Boulevard, Seaside Heights, (732) 244-4984

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM www.vintageautoclubnj.org

9-7: 33RD ANNUAL SAILFEST IN ISLAND HEIGHTS

The sailboat regatta street fair and shore party include food, entertainment, vendors, events at the Ocean County Artists Guild (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM), and more!

Sponsored by the Toms River Rotary Club. River Avenue, Island Heights, (732) 929-0900

Ext. 205

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM https://sailfestnj.com

9-7 - 9-8: WINE ON THE BEACH FESTIVAL IN SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Please refer to our ad on page 10. This upscale event hosts more than a dozen wineries and numerous food venues. Tickets go on sale in August. The festival is held on the Boardwalk and on the sugar white sands of the South Beach. Concerts are on the Beach Stage. Enter at the Blaine Avenue dune crossover. Sat. 9-7: Yellow Brick Road (Elton John tribute); Sun. 9-8: Ray Andersen & Friends (Press Play, The Songs of 1981 tribute) Festival: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Performances: 3:00 PM Seaside Heights, 833-4SEASIDE www.exit82.com

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Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties: Calendar of Events, September continued from page 21

9-8: ANNUAL

BEACH PLUM FESTIVAL AT ISLAND BEACH STATE

PARK

Festival featuring crafters, children’s games, environmental and non-profit exhibits, and beach plum jelly and ice cream. Food, music, and a kayak raffle. Free admission.

Island Beach State Park, at the first bathing pavilion, (732) 793-0030

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.friendsofibsp.org

9-14: POINT PLEASANT BEACH RESTAURANT TOUR

Ticket holders will sample food from participating restaurants. Contact the chamber office to purchase tickets. Sponsored by the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. Throughout town, 1-888-772-3862

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM www.pointchamber.com

9-14: 40TH ANNUAL BARNEGAT BAY BOAT FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW IN POINT PLEASANT BORO

40+ boats expected—all types welcome— in-water or on-trailer. An ACBS-judged show. Marine vendors and artists, flea market, and radio controlled boats. Antique and classic American cars presented by the Vintage Auto Museum of NJ. Food available. Free admission and parking. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) and the NJ Museum Of Boating. Rain date: 9-15-24.

New Jersey Museum Of Boating, Johnson Brothers Boat Works, 1800 Bay Avenue, Building 13, Point Pleasant, (732) 606-7605 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.njmb.org

9-14 - 9-15: SEA.HEAR.NOW FESTIVAL IN ASBURY PARK

Two-day music, surf culture, and arts festival featuring music from headliners Noah Kahan, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Black Crows, 311, The Revivalists, The Gaslight Anthem, Trey Anastasio Band, Norah Jones, Kool & The Gang, and more. Surfing by some of the most well-known New Jersey surfers including Balaram Stack, Cam Richards, Sam Hammer, Cassidy McClain, Rob Kelly, Will Skudin, and more. Food, vendors, entertainment. Advance ticket purchase required. Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, (888) 512-7469

12:30 PM - 10:30 PM www.seahearnowfestival.com

9-21: 46TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE SEA IN POINT PLEASANT BEACH

A street fair in the heart of downtown Point Pleasant Beach! Sample dishes by the area’s finest restaurants serving clam chowder, lobster, steak, desserts, and more! Arts and crafts, antiques, health, business and non-profit booths, kiddie games, pony rides, live entertainment, and wine garden. Be part of our 5K Run/Walk in the morning. Free shuttles 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM between the festival to the following parking lots: Point Pleasant Boro High School; Arnold and Baltimore Avenues; Central and Ocean Avenues; Broadway and Baltimore Avenues; Route 35 North and Washington Avenue. Sponsored by Pine Belt, OceanFirst Bank, Ocean County Tourism, and the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber Of Commerce. Rain date: 9-22-24. Arnold and Bay Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach, 1-888-772-3862

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM www.pointchamber.com

9-21: ITALIAN FESTIVAL IN SPRING LAKE

Downtown Spring Lake will turn into an Italian Village complete with live music, wine and beer gardens, Italian food court, face painting, balloons, spaghetti eating contest, petting zoo, and more. Rain date: 9-28-24. Morris Avenue (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Spring Lake, (732) 449-9287 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM www.springlake.org

9-21: COMFORT FOOD FESTIVAL IN TOMS RIVER

Food, entertainment, vendors, activities for children, live entertainment, beer and wine garden (provided by Toms River Volunteer Fire Co. #1), and more. Free admission. Downtown Toms River, Washington Street, Toms River, (732) 341-8738 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM www.downtowntomsriver.com

9-27 - 9-29: JERSEY SHORE BOAT SALE AND EXPO IN LAKEWOOD

Please refer to our ad on page 44. Hundreds of new boats on sale as well as a unique pre-owned boat section and a Boater’s Marketplace full of marinas, gear, and services. Activities for little boaters in the Kids Cove. Produced by the Marine Trades Association of NJ. ShoreTown Ballpark, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, (732) 292-1051

Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.jerseyboatexpo.com

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ALLIANCE FOR A LIVING OCEAN SUMMER PROGRAMS ON LBI

On most days all summer long, ALO’s environmentalists offer a variety of programs for children and adults about some of the important ecological issues affecting Barnegat Bay including Eco-Kayak Tours, Sea Critter Round-up Seining, and Puppet Theater. They also sponsor the LBI Longboard Surfing Classic on August 10 (no wave date: 8-11-24). Please check their website or call (609) 494-7800 for a full list of dates and times. www.alolbi.org

Tuesdays, 6-25 - 8-27: Critter Round Up (registration required), Bay Beach, 14th Street and Bay Terrace, Ship Bottom, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursdays, 6-27 - 8-29: Critter Round Up (registration required), Bayview Park, 68th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, Brant Beach, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RECLAM THE BAY’S SHELLFISH NURSERY

Learn about Barnegat Bay and the creatures who live in it. See and touch tiny baby clams and oysters while you talk to the volunteers who are helping to improve the bay. www.reclamthebay.org/where-we-work/ upweller-locations

Mid-June - September:

Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 AM: Beach Haven Aquaculture Center, 420 Pelham Avenue, Beach Haven

Tuesdays, 9:45 AM: St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Island Boulevard, Long Beach Island

Tuesdays, 3:00 PM: Brant Beach Yacht Club, 63rd Street and Bayview Avenue, Brant Beach Thursdays, 10:30 AM: Green Street and the Bay, Tuckerton

Thursdays, 4:00 PM: Surf City Yacht Club, 9th Street and the Bay (south parking lot), Surf City Fridays, 11:00 AM: Barnegat Light Municipal Boat Ramp, 10th and Bayview, Barnegat Light

Saturdays, 8:00 AM: Holiday Harbor, 115 Admiral Way, Waretown

Saturdays, 9:15 AM: Mariner’s Marina, 475 East Bay Avenue, Barnegat

HISTORIC VIKING VILLAGE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWS IN BARNEGAT LIGHT

Seventy local artists showing and selling their works. Fine art, photography, ceramics, wood crafts, clothing, handmade jewelry and accesso-

ries, and more. Food and refreshments available. Free admission. All shows rain or shine. Historic Viking Village, 19th Street and Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM www.vikingvillageshows.com 5-30, 7-14, 9-1

WALKING AND GHOST TOURS IN BEACH HAVEN

Join the LBI Historical Museum staff for a historic walking or ghost tour. Pre-register online. Long Beach Island Historical Association Museum, Engleside and Beach Avenues, Beach Haven, (609) 492-0700 www.lbihistoricalmuseum.org

Tuesdays, 6-25 - 8-27: Ghost Tours, 7:00 PM8:30 PM

Tuesdays and Fridays, 6-25 - 8:30: Walking Tours, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

CRAFT, ARTISAN, & FLEA MARKETS IN BEACH HAVEN

Featuring crafters, local artisans, and vendors sharing their unique and handmade items. Veterans Bicentennial Park, 100 Engleside at South Beach Avenue, (609) 492-2739

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturdays: 6-29: Beach Haven C.A.P. Market; 7-13: Beachfest I Arts & Crafts Show; 7-20: July Market; 8-3: Craft/Flea Market; 8-17: Beachfest II Arts & Craft Show

Sundays: 5-26: Beach Haven Memorial Day Weekend Market; 9-1: LBI Historical Society Market

Taylor Avenue Field, (609) 492-2739

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesdays, 6-19 - 7-10

LBI Historical Association Museum, Engleside and Beach Avenues, (609) 492-0700

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

6-22 - 6-23: Trash n’ Treasures Sale

THURSDAYS

SAND SCULPTING CONTESTS IN BARNEGAT LIGHT

Fun for the entire family. Amateurs only. Ribbons awarded. 25th Street Ocean Beach, (609) 494-9196

2:00 PM

www.barnegatlight.org

6-20, 7-3, 7-18, 8-1, 8-15

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Events at Tuckerton Seaport

TUCKERTON SEAPORT

120 West Main Street (Route 9), Tuckerton (609) 296-8868

www.tuckertonseaport.org

Please refer to the listing on page 48.

PICKIN’ ON THE PORCH

First Sunday of every month, come to pick, sing, listen, swap songs, tell stories, and share a pot of beans and homemade bread. Bluegrass, country, old time music. Acoustic instruments only please. Hosted by Linda and Bill Salmons. $5. includes admission to all Seaport exhibits. Free for Seaport members.

Noon - 5:00 PM

First Sunday of each month: 6-2, 7-7, 8-4, 9-1, 10-6

CLASSES AT TUCKERTON SEAPORT

Pre-registration required. Fee key: (m) = members; (nm) = nonmembers.

5-26: Craft Your Own Walking Stick with Brad Koller. Fee: $30. (m); $33. (nm). 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CREEK TOURS AND SUNSET SAILS

Online advanced reservation required. Fee. Various days and times.

April through November

6-8: HISTORY OF TUCKERTON CREEK BOAT TOUR

Celebrate the Seaport’s 25th anniversary onboard a fundraising boat tour with guest guides Paul Hart, Jim Allen, and Susan Polk. Fee: $25. (all). 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

6-15 - 6-16: FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND BOAT TOURS

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FRIDAYS

HISTORIC VIKING VILLAGE DOCK TOURS IN BARNEGAT LIGHT

An overview of commercial fishing and fisheries management at Viking Village. The free tour discusses three main fisheries: scalloping, gillnetting, and long lining. Visitors get to see their facility in operation, along with a fresh display of their seafood products. Please call the Southern Ocean County Chamber Of Commerce at (609) 494-7211 for reservations. Classroom tours are available for school systems. Please call (609) 494-0113 for available dates and times. Historic Viking Village, 19th Street and Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM www.vikingvillage.net www.vikingvillageshows.com

Fridays, 7-5 - 8-30

SUNDAYS

HISTORIC VIKING VILLAGE ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE SHOWS IN BARNEGAT LIGHT

The Seaport captain and tour guide will take the whole family out for a scenic one-hour tour of the Tuckerton Creek. Learn about the local baymen who helped shape Tuckerton’s history. All dads will receive a special gift on board. 24-person maximum per boat ride. Online advanced reservation required. Fee: $11./person for members (use promo code: Member2024); $16./person for non-members. Tours begin at 10:00 AM and continue throughout the day.

BREAKFAST ON THE BAY

Online advanced reservation required. Fee. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Thursdays, June 27 - August 22

LBI FERRY RIDES TO AND FROM TUCKERTON SEAPORT AND BEACH HAVEN

Online advanced reservation required. Fee. Various days and times.

Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, July 4 - Labor Day

9-28 - 9-29: 42ND ANNUAL OCEAN COUNTY DECOY AND GUNNING SHOW IN TUCKERTON

Please refer to page 29.

10-19 - 10-20: 25TH ANNUAL LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE OF NEW JERSEY

Please refer to page 29.

Over 60 quality dealers. Country and shabby chic furniture, architectural and Industrial findings, nautical Items, textiles and vintage clothing, kitchenware, stoneware, jewelry, collectibles and memorabilia, and much more. Food and refreshments available. Free admission. All shows rain or shine.

Historic Viking Village, 19th Street and Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM www.vikingvillageshows.com

Sundays, 8-4 and 9-15

JUNE

6-5 - 6-9: LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOVELADIES

A weekend of films, fun, and sun on Long Beach Island. Schedule and tickets available online. Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, (609) 494-1241 www.lighthousefilmfestival.org

6-15: SUMMER CRAFT SHOW IN BRANT BEACH

Check out the area’s fabulous local crafters! There will be a great variety of items: seaglass jewelry, hand painted decorative items, pottery,

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handmade baskets and soap, fudge, Chance Auction, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Admission: $2. St. Francis Community Center, 47th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, Brant Beach, (609) 494-8861

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM www.stfranciscenterlbi.com

6-16: BLESSING OF THE FLEET IN BARNEGAT LIGHT

Interdenominational service, a local tradition. Barnegat Light Yacht Basin, 1701 Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light, (609) 492-9196

5:30 PM www.barnegatlight.org www.vikingvillage.net www.vikingvillageshows.com

6-19: ANNUAL HOP SAUCE FESTIVAL IN BEACH HAVEN

Hop Sauce Fest offers more than fifty craft beers, over one hundred hot sauces, amazing local fare, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Jetty Rock Foundation. Fee.

Taylor Avenue Waterfront, 9th Street and Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM www.hopsaucefest.com

6-19 GARDEN PARTY BY-THE-SEA AND FASHION SHOW IN MANAHAWKIN

This fun, annual event includes fashions for the whole family. Refreshments included with the price of ticket. Sponsored by the St. Francis Community Center.

Bonnet Island Estate, 2400 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, (609) 494-8861

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM www.stfranciscenterlbi.com

6-29: SUMMER KICK-OFF BEACH CAMPFIRE AT BARNEGAT LIGHT

Enjoy the fire, live music, and marshmallow roasting with Ol’ Barney as the backdrop. Bring a beach chair/blanket, marshmallows, and a stick. Live music by Johnny and The Brue Crue.If you are up for a climb, the lighthouse will be open. Sponsored by Ocean County Parks and Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, 208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, 1-877-OCPARKS

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM www.oceancountyparks.org www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org

EVENTS AT OCEAN COUNTY PARKS

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY

OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS www.oceancountyparks.org

Please refer to the listing on page 53.

Pre-registration is required for most programs. Visit the website for registration information and additional events including day trips, hiking and kayak tours, recreation/health/wellness programs, and more. Unless otherwise noted, programs are open to all ages.

CEDAR BRIDGE TAVERN COUNTY PARK 200 Old Halfway Road, Barnegat, (732) 929-8005

6-1: Trail Hike and Cleanup (ages 9 and up), 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Free.

6-8, 6-22: Tour of the Grounds at Cedar Bridge, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Free.

6-15: Archery at Cedar Bridge (ages 10-15), 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Fee.

6-23: Revolutionary Fashion, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Fee.

CLOVERDALE FARM COUNTY PARK 34 Cloverdale Road, Barnegat, 1-877-OC PARKS

6-1: Family National Trails Day Opportunity (ages 8 and up), 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Free.

6-8: Gourd Planter Bowl (ages 13 and up), 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Fee.

6-14 - 6-15: Beach Tote Workshop (adults), 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Fee.

JAKES BRANCH COUNTY PARK

1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood (732) 281-2750

Saturdays through 6-29: Drop In and Discover (ages 3-5), 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM. Free.

Sundays through 6-30: Live Animal Talks, 1:30 PM. Free.

Sundays through 6-30: Discovery Nature Walks, 2:00 PM. Free.

6-1: Tree of Life Wall Hanging (ages 16 and up), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fee.

6-8: Star Party with ASTRA (Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area), 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

6-15: Needle Felting (ages 16 and up), 10:30 AM -11:30 AM. Fee.

6-16: Fire in the Pine Barrens (ages 14 and up), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fee.

6-28: Touch-A-Truck, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Free.

JOHN C. BARTLETT JR. COUNTY PARK 399 Brennan Concourse, Berkeley Township 1-877-OC PARKS

6-29: Summer Kick Off Party, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7-26: Beach Ball Blast featuring music, trucks, games, nature walks, crafts, and more. Bring a beach chair or blanket. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ROBERT J. MILLER AIRPARK 901 Route 530, Berkeley Township 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

6-15: Paws in the Park. Bring your dog on a leash. Featuring displays, vendors, demonstrations, giveaways, costumes, and dog trick contests. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

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EVENTS AT THE LONG BEACH ISLAND FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES

THE LONG BEACH ISLAND FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES

120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, (609) 494-1241 • www.lbifoundation.org

ALL SEASON LONG

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibits are free and open to the public yearround. The exhibitions showcase new directions in the visual arts, enable arts education, introduce new mediums, and offer a broad variety of subject matter for patrons of the arts.

5-18 - 7-7: Works on Paper National Juried Competition and Exhibition; reception and awards ceremony on 6-16-24 at 5:00 PM

7-20 - 8-18: 35 Under 25 Juried Exhibition; reception and awards ceremony: on 7-21-24 at 6:00 PM

8-24 - 9-2: Member/Student/Faculty Juried Exhibition; reception and awards ceremony on 8-21-24 at 5:00 PM

9-7 - 11-2: Plein Air Plus Juried Exhibition; reception and awards ceremony on 9-15-24 at 2:00 PM

CONCERTS

Enjoy an evening with national and international musicians in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Check website for schedule.

LECTURES

6-16: Ruth Asawa Through Line

Presented by Kim Conati, Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of Art and Juror for the 2024 Works on Paper Exhibition. Free.

5:00 PM

6-17: Rewilding the Planet through Rewilding Your Soul

Presented by Gavin Shwahla, Biologist and Filmmaker. Fee.

5:00 PM

FILM SCREENINGS

7-20: Make Me Famous, 7:30 PM. Fee.

8-23: Flower and Flame, Paul Stankard Film and Q&A Session, 7:00 PM. Fee.

FAMILY NIGHTS

Join the LBIF for fun nights of outdoor and indoor entertainment for the whole family.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

6-28: Surprise Band; 7-19: Open Mic Night; 8-16: Hootenanny with Beth and Scott Bierko

MAY - JULY EVENTS

Please check the website for more information, times, and registration

5-26: TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL OPEN HOUSE

Learn about the Foundation’s courts and programs. Beginners welcome! Rain date: 5-27-24. Tennis: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM; Pickleball: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

6-22: 76TH BIRTHDAY BASH

Kick off the summer with cocktails, a buffet dinner, and dancing. Fee. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Time 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

7-10: BARNEGAT BAY DAY

7-2: An Evening with Medium Alaine Portner Fee. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

7-21: Global Women

Presented by Ruba Katrib, Curator and Director of Cultural Affairs at MoMA PS1 and Juror of the 35 Under 35 Exhibition. Free. 5:00 PM

8-4: Interior Design Panel Discussion

Moderated by Samuel Gordon of Samuel Gordon Architects. Free. 10:00 PM

8-14: My Summer with Ospreys - A Therapist’s Journey Towards Hope, Community, and Healing our Planet

Present by Pamela Lowell, author, environmentalist, and therapist. Fee. 4:00 PM

Join the LBIF for a day of fun at Barnegat Bay Day. Learn about the critters and plants, both underwater and on land, that make up the bay’s eco-system. Have a blast with hands-on activities and guided tours of the LBIF’s natural beauty. Admission: $5. 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

7-13: LBIF ART FUNDRAISER AND GALA 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Established in 1948, the LBIF is a year-round center of the arts, sciences, and recreation for the community providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages. They offer classes, workshops, performances, juried exhibitions, film talks, concerts, lectures, nature walks, book discussions, and a myriad of related programs. Classes for adults: painting, ceramics, sculpture, cooking, drawing, basketry, glass, fitness, and more. Children’s classes (age 3 and up): art, marine science, children’s theater, and more. Please check the LBIF website for their extensive class and summer camp offerings for both adults and children. Michael Spark Photography

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JULY

7-4: FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY IN BEACH HAVEN

Sponsored by the Red, White, and Blue Committee, a group of local businesses. Rain date: 7-5-24. Taylor Avenue and the bayfront, Beach Haven. At dusk. www.BayVillageLBI.com

7-6: CRAFT DAY BY THE BAY IN HARVEY CEDARS

34th annual craft show. 80+ crafters, music, booths, and food available from the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad. Free admission and parking. Sunset Park, West Salem Avenue, Harvey Cedars, (609) 361-7990 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.harveycedars.org

7-10 - 7-14: OCEAN COUNTY FAIR IN BERKELEY TOWNSHIP

With a tradition of providing family fun, entertainment, and food to Ocean County residents and visitors, there is something for everyone. Admission fee; children under ten free. Robert J Miller Airpark, Route 530, Berkeley Township, (732) 914-9466

7-10 and 7-11: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM; 7-12 and 7-13: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; 7-14: 11:00 AM5:00 PM www.oceancountyfair.net www.facebook.com/TheOceanCountyFair

7-16 - 7-21: ST. MARY’S “NIGHTS OF SUMMER” CARNIVAL IN MANAHAWKIN

Rides, games, fun, and feasting. Great family fun. St. Mary’s Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, (609) 698-5531 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM https://stmarybarnegat.com/carnival

7-21: 37TH ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN HARVEY CEDARS

More than sixty artists and fine crafters. Food available from the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad. Free admission and parking. Sunset Park, West Salem Avenue, Harvey Cedars, (609) 361-7990 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.harveycedars.org

AUGUST

8-7: THE 57TH ANNUAL SEASHORE OPEN HOUSE TOUR OF LONG BEACH ISLAND

Tour exquisite homes that capture the history of the island and its renowned architecture. Featuring houses chosen for the unique style, lush landscaping, dynamic interior decor, and sustainable building. Advance: $50; day of: $55

The Long Beach Island Foundation Of The Arts And Sciences, 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, (609) 494-1241

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM www.lbifoundation.org

8-8: CHOCOLATE FAIR IN BEACH HAVEN

All things chocolate—demonstrations, tastings, and more. Tickets at the door.

Long Beach Island Historical Association Museum, Engleside and Beach Avenues, Beach Haven, (609) 492-0700

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM www.lbihistoricalmuseum.org

8-10 - 8-11: LBI ARTIST OPEN STUDIO TOUR

An opportunity for residents and visitors to collect art and gain an understanding of the creative process. Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, (609) 494-1241

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.lbiartists.com

8-17: CRAFT SHOW, CRAB RACE, AND ANYTHING FLOATS RACE IN HARVEY CEDARS

Sunset Park, West Salem Avenue, Harvey Cedars, (609) 361-7990

Blue Claw Craft Show: Crafters will display their goods. Food available from the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad. Free admission. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Blue Claw Crab Race: One of the best-known crab races in Ocean County! People come from all over to enter their crabs in competition. Bring your own crab or rent one from us. Prizes awarded. Sponsored by PBA 175. Registration at 10:00 AM. Race starts at 11:00 AM.

Anything Floats Race: Build a floatable device to race a short course in the bay. No motors. Prizes, awards, and fun for all. All entries are welcome. Junior, Senior, and Group categories. No entry fee. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. www.harveycedars.org

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

MONDAYS

CONCERTS IN BARNEGAT LIGHT

Bring your blankets and chairs.

Bay Breeze Pavilion, West 7th Street, Barnegat Light, (609) 494-9196

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

www.barnegatlight.org

6-28: Pure Petty; 7-15 : The Kootz; 7-22: Tequila Rose; 7-29 : The Verdict; 8-5: Shorty Long; 8-12: The Pickles; 8-19: Shot of Southern; 8-26: The Chris Fritz Band

WEDNESDAYS

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN BEACH HAVEN

Enjoy free summer concerts every week. Sponsored by the Beach Haven Community Arts Program. Veterans Bicentennial Park, 100 Engleside at South Beach Avenue, Beach Haven

7:00 PM

www.beachhavencap.org/summer-concerts

6-26: The Pickles Nation; 7-3: Tequila Rose; 7-10: Jimmy and the Parrots; 7-17: Rave-Ons; 7-24: Diablo Sandwich Band; 7-31: McLean Ave Band; 8-7: The Kootz; 8-14: Carnaby Street Band; 8-21: The Suyat Band; 8-28: Gypsy Moon Duet

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN BAYVILLE

LONG BEACH ISLAND & SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY

THURSDAYS

CONCERTS BY THE BAY IN SHIP BOTTOM

Free. Bring chairs or blankets.

Waterfront Park, 10th Street and Shore Avenue, Ship Bottom, (609) 494-2171 ext. 116

6:30 PM

www.shipbottom.org

6-27: Bullzeye; 7-3 (Wednesday): Simmerr; 7-11: Pure Petty; 7-18: Studio 2; 7-25: Tequila Rose Band ; 8-1: Verdict; 8-8: Dread Pilots; 8-15: The Chris Fritz Band; 8-22: Danny’s 52nd Street Band; 8-29: Jimmy and the Parrots

FRIDAYS

FRIDAY FIRE PIT FUN NIGHTS AND CONCERT SERIES IN BRANT BEACH

Bring your blankets, chairs, family, friends, and coolers. Enjoy music around fifteen fire pits. 68th Street Ocean Beach, Brant Beach, (609) 361-1000

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

www.longbeachtownship.com

6-28: Discotecks; 7-5: Royals; 7-12: Man Down; 7-19: Frontiers; 7-26 : Kiley Baxter Band; 8-2: Chris Fritz Band; 8-9: Verdict; 8-16: Suit and Mai Tai; 8-23: Accousticrats; 8-30: Sneak Attack

Concerts and parking are free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshment vendors. Veteran’s Park, Bill Zimmerman Way, Bayville, (732) 269-4456

6:00 PM

www.btrec.org

6-26: Rock n’ Rhythm and The Infernos with fireworks following the show; 7-18: Sketchy Medicine and Bon Journey; 7-24: Jukebox Legends and Stiffler’s Mom; 8-7: Julian & Dominique and Event Horizon; 8-24: Summer Beach Party with Alotta Colada (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM); 9-14: Slack Happy and BoyBand Project with fireworks following the show

WEDNESDAY EVENING CONCERTS IN WHITING

SATURDAYS

SATURDAY NIGHT SUMMER DOCK CONCERTS IN BARNEGAT

Municipal Dock on Barnegat Bay, 427 East Bay Avenue, Barnegat, (609) 698-0080

Rain location: Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Boulevard, Barnegat 6:30 PM www.barnegat.net/departments/office-ofrecreation/recreation-events

6-15, 7-13, 8-31: Joey D’s Rockin’ Oldies Band; 6-22, 8-24: White Rabbit; 6-29, 8-3: The Jalapeno Trio; 7-6, 8-17: The Jersey Jukebox; 7-20: The Kootz; 7-27: Skys the Limit - Duprees Tribute Band; 8-10: Reflection Station

Concerts are free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food vendors. Free parking and shuttle service. See website for lineup.

Harry Wright Lake, Lake Road, Whiting, (732) 657-8121 ext. 5101 or 5102

Fun starts at 5:00 PM with WJRZ; Concerts start at 6:00 PM www.manchestertwp.com

7-10: Joey Scarangello “The Wedding Singer” and The British Invasion Years; 7-31: Jukebox Legends and The Sensational Soul Cruisers; 8-7: Stiletto and the Saxman and The Cameos; 8-21: Julian & Dominique and Mission Dance

SUNDAYS

SUNDAY CONCERTS IN BRANT BEACH

Bring your blankets, chairs, family, friends, and coolers.

68th Street Beach, Brant Beach, (609) 361-1000 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM www.longbeachtownship.com

6-30: The Pickles; 7-7: Facedown; 7-14: Isn’t It Always; 7-21: Chevy Lopez (Coquina Jam); 7-28: The Jimmy Brogan Band; 8-4: Bryan Hansen Band; 8-11 : Black Ties; 8-18: Gypsy Moon; 8-25: Skip Winters; 9-1: The Pickles

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8-18: 44TH ANNUAL DOG DAY ROAD RACE IN HARVEY CEDARS

800+ runners in a five-mile run. Supports the volunteers of High Point Volunteer Fire Company in their continuing efforts to protect and serve the community. For more information, email info@ dogdayrace.com.

80th Street Firehouse, Harvey Cedars, (609) 361-7990

Registration: 7:30 AM. Race: 9:30 AM www.harveycedars.org www.hpvfc.com www.dogdayrace.com

SEPTEMBER

9-22: LBI ANNUAL TRIATHLON/ PARA-TRIATHLON IN BRANT BEACH

Bayview Park, 68th and the Boulevard, Brant Beach, (609) 509-0987 7:30 AM www.DQEvents.com www.longbeachtownship.com

9-28 - 9-29: 42ND ANNUAL OCEAN COUNTY DECOY AND GUNNING SHOW IN TUCKERTON

Two-day event highlighting the culture of the Barnegat Bay region. Demonstrations, contests, seminars, crafters, carvers, vendors, food and music. Includes the Dock Dog competition as featured on ESPN! Visit the Tuckerton Seaport Heritage Tent at the lake. Two great locations: Tip Seaman Park and Tuckerton Seaport. Free off-site parking and shuttle bus. Admission: free. Presented by Ocean County Parks. Sat.: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Sun.: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.tuckertonseaport.org

OCTOBER

10-5: 76TH ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF SURF FISHING ON LBI

Surf Fishing Tournament for both teams and individuals. For more information, please contact: Barry Forgeng at (215) 990-7660 or bforg001@ gmail.com.

On the Beaches of Harvey Cedars, North Beach, Surf City, and Ship Bottom 5:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration: 5:30 AM - 6:30 AM at the Long Beach Island Fishing Club, 6 Cape May Avenue, Harvey Cedars Fishing Time: 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM www.asaconline.org

10-11 - 10-13: LBI FLY KITE FESTIVAL

This free and cross-generational event features spectacular and unusual kites: brilliant, colorful, artist-designed kites; fun flying, giant, inflatable kites; and the amazing show of sport kiting. Check the website for locations and schedule. www.lbifly.com

10-19: ANNUAL BEACH SWEEPS

Beach clean ups throughout the state sponsored by Clean Ocean Action. Please check their website for further information, registration, and necessary preparation.

(732) 872-0111

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM www.cleanoceanaction.org

10-19 - 10-20: 25TH ANNUAL LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE OF NEW JERSEY

Lighthouse enthusiasts climb every lighthouse in the state over this exciting two-day event. Visit ten coastal lighthouses, two museums housing first order Fresnel lenses, and three lifesaving stations. Sites along the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay, and Delaware River, including three in Ocean County (Barnegat Lighthouse, the Barnegat Light Museum, and Tuckers Island Lighthouse at Tuckerton Seaport) and four in Monmouth County (Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Twin Lights Of Navesink in Highlands, Sea Girt Lighthouse, and Squan Beach Life Saving Station #9 in Manasquan). Climbing not necessary to participate. Some lighthouses charge a fee to visit/climb and others have special events in conjunction with challenge. Refreshments and children’s activities. See website for lighthouse addresses and locations. Sponsored by the NJ Lighthouse Society.

Sat.: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sun.: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM www.lighthousechallengenj.org www.njlhs.org www.tuckertonseaport.com

10-26: CAMPFIRE, STORYTELLER, AND NIGHT CLIMB AT BARNEGAT

LIGHT

Bring your own chairs and blankets. For more information, call (609) 494-9196.

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Barnegat Light 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM www.barnegatlight.org www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org u

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Farmers’ Markets

Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, please call or check the website before attending.

MULTIPLE DAYS

SEASIDE PARK

Mondays, May 27 - August 29

Fridays, May 24 - September 2

Fresh produce, flowers, specialty items, pastries and baked goods, cheeses, candies, and nuts. Plenty of free parking. Rain or shine.

Seaside Marina, J Street and Central Avenue, Seaside Park, (732) 793-3700; 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM www.seasideparknj.org

MONDAYS

SURF CITY

Mondays, June 17 - August 26

Organic, certified, and naturally grown (as well as conventionally grown) produce. Local food artisans and food specialty items are also showcased. Surf City Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, 713 North Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, (609) 494-6127; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM www.facebook.com/SCFDfarmersmarket

WEDNESDAYS

HOLMDEL

Bell Works Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, March - November

Fresh, local produce and handmade goods with numerous farmer and artisan vendors participating each week. Indoors.

Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.asburyfresh.com

TOMS RIVER

Wednesdays, June 2 - October 2

NJ farms selling locally grown fruit and vegetables. Flowers, local honey, gourmet foods, pickles and olives, baked goods, dip mixes, dog treats, and NJ Winery and smoothie truck on premises every week. Rain or shine.

700 Main Street (please enter off Colfax Street), Toms River, (732) 341-8738; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.downtowntomsriver.com

THURSDAYS

BARNEGAT

Thursdays, June 27 - September 19

Jersey farmers with fresh, homegrown, seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Also featured are breads, cheeses, and pasta. 14 Birdsall Street (across from Station 11 Firehouse), Barnegat, (609) 698-0080 ext. 122 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM www.barnegat.net/departments/office-ofrecreation/recreation-events

BAY HEAD

Thursdays, July 4 - September 26

NJ small farms, Bay Head businesses, produce, plants, flowers, honey, eggs, prepared foods. Municipal Parking Lot, 83 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, email: jamesdaltonjr@gmail.com or call (732) 996-4838; 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM www.facebook.com/bayheadfarmersmarket www.instagram.com/bayheadfarmersmarket

SATURDAYS

BRICK

Saturdays, May 4 - September 28

Over thirty local farmers, producers, artisans, and crafters offering a variety of fresh produce and related products. No pets please. Rain or shine. Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Avenue, Brick, (732) 262-1075; 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM www.brickfarmersmarket.com

HIGHLANDS

Saturdays, June 15 - November 16

Variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, coffee, teas, honey, breads, baked goods, cheese, soaps, candles, shea butter, and body products. Huddy Park, Bay and Waterwitch Avenues, Highlands, (732) 291-4713

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM or sell out www.highlandsnj.com

▲SUNDAYS

ASBURY PARK

Asbury Fresh Local Artisan and Farmers’ Market

Sundays, May 5 - November 17, 2024

Fresh, local produce and handmade goods with over fifty-five farmers and artisan vendors participating each week.

Liberty Square Park, Grand and Asbury Avenues, Asbury Park; 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM www.asburyfresh.com

POINT PLEASANT

Sundays, May 19 - September 8

New Jersey small farms, local food, and handmade goods. Sponsored by Point Beach Arts.

Train Station, Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM arts.pointpleasantbeach.org

RED BANK

Sundays, May 12 - November 17

Fresh, locally grown produce from some of NJ’s finest farmers as well as unique crafts and eateries. The Galleria Red Bank parking lot, corner of Bridge Avenue and West Front Street, Red Bank, (732) 530-7300; 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM www.thegalleriaredbank.com

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Ocean and Monmouth Counties MAY - OCTOBER 2024

Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, please call or check the website before attending.

ALBERT MUSIC HALL

131 Wells Mill Road (Route 532) Waretown, (609) 971-1593 www.alberthall.org

Since 1974, every Saturday night the hall comes alive with the sound of Pinelands, Bluegrass, Country, Old Timey, Americana, and Folk music welcoming five or six bands throughout the evening. Immerse yourself in the rich musical heritage of the region and tap your feet to lively tunes in a welcoming, community-oriented atmosphere. Snacks and gifts available. 50/50 drawing. Admission: $6.; children under 12: $1. See website for dates and times of special events. Saturday nights: doors open 5:30 PM; music

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

6-29: Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines

7-13: All Day Bluegrass Festival

9-14: Americana Fest

9-21: Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day

ALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE

173 Main Street, Manasquan (732) 528-9211

www.algonquinarts.org

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 to provide cultural enrichment for the residents and

visitors of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Their programming includes dramatic and musical theatre, dance, musical concerts, film, and mixed media presentations. These presentations are offered to the public in the setting of the 540-seat Algonquin Arts Theatre, which reopened to the public in 1994 following an extensive renovation. Algonquin Arts also enhances the educational experiences of area students with diverse performances and artist-lead educational workshops. Call the box office or check the website for more information.

6-6: The Best of Broadway Bash featuring Father Alphonse’s Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea (Special Event), 8:00 PM

7-13 - 7-28: Cats (Broadway Series), various days and times

8-10 - 8-18: Spring Awakening (Broadway Series), various days and times

8-24: Jukebox Heroes: The Mahoney Brothers (Concert Series), 8:00 PM

8-25: Big Band Royalty (Jazz Eries), 3:00 PM

9-15: Ronstadt Revue featuring Gesenia (Concert Series), 3:00 PM

9-21: Boulder Canyon - Tribute to John Denver (Concert Series), 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM

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ASBURY LANES

209 4th Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 361-6659

www.asburylanes.com

Asbury Lanes is a vintage bowling alley and bar with live performances including local talent with rock and hip-hop veterans, indie, and pop stars. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Check website for updated schedule and times.

6-2: Sir Chloe with Deux Visages, 8:00 PM

6-12: Saosin, 8:00 PM

6-14: Delta Sleep, 8:00 PM

6-15: I Am The Avalanche with Be Well and Such Gold, presented by North 2 Shore, 7:00 PM

6-28: Via Crowe with Echo Plum, Indigo Sky and Beach Daze, 7:00 PM

6-29: Kassi Ashton, 8:00 PM

7-6: Arrows in Action with Brooke Alexx, 7:30 PM

7-13: There, There - A Tribute to Radiohead with Gigantic, 7:00 PM

7-18: The Early November with Hit the Lights and Cliffdiver, 7:30 PM

7-21: Bumpin Uglies, Ballyhoo! With Joe Samba, 6:30 PM

7-26: Emo Karaoke Night, 8:00 PM

8-14: Ripe, 8:00 PM

8-16 - 8-18: Hi Tide Summer Holiday Festival (see website for lineup), various times

8-31: Built to Spill, 8:00 PM

AXELROD

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Vogel Auditorium, 100 Grant Avenue Deal Park, (732) 531-9100 www.axelrodartscenter.com

This state-of-the-art, 520-seat performing arts center features a year-round performance schedule of concerts ranging from rock, jazz, classical, klezmer, Broadway, and Yiddish, as well as theatrical performances, film festivals, festival of books, and children’s events. A cultural gem at the Jersey Shore for people of all ages and backgrounds.

5-31 - 6-16: Evita, various days and times

6-20: Yellow Brick Road - A Tribute to Elton John, 8:00 PM

6-27: Best of The Eagles, 8:00 PM

7-11: Taylor Simon King, 7:30 PM

7-18: Frontiers - A Tribute to Journey, 8:00 PM

7-25: Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute, 8:00 PM

8-1: 70s Versus 80s, 8:00 PM

9-14: The Breakers, 8:00 PM

BELL THEATER AT HISTORIC BELLWORKS

101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel Box Office: (732) 531-9106 ext. 14 (open one hour before events) www.belltheater.org

Bell Theater is a new cultural hub that opened in Spring 2024 at the historic Bell Works. Their mission is to provide exceptional cultural programming to the community in a state-of-the-art facility. Every detail from the stage to the seating has been carefully designed to create a comfortable and immersive environment. Bell Theater strives to offer an array of diverse cultural programming that includes professional theater, dance, concerts, film, comedy, and more.

6-1:  The B Street Band, 8:00 PM

6-8:  Bell Bottom Blues, 8:00 PM

6-12:  Comedy Night featuring Ophira Eisenberg, 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

6-13:  Gabrielle Stravelli and Billy Stritch - Mel and Ella Swing, 7:00 PM

6-15:  Christine Andreas, 8:00 PM

6-20:  Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies, 7:00 PM

6-29:  Back to the Garden 1969 - The Woodstock Experience, 8:00 PM

7-10:  Guy Mintus, 7:00 PM

7-11:  Comedy Night featuring Carmen Lynch, 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

7-19 - 7-28:  Million Dollar Quartet, various days and times

THE COUNT BASIE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 842-9000

www.thebasie.org

Founded in 1926, this 1,400-seat theater is known for first class entertainment in an intimate setting. The Center’s mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain through distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of the region. Family shows, musical plays, comedians, and famous political commentators have all appeared here. The Basie’s vision for the future is to evolve into a world-class center for arts education, culture, and the performing arts. This evolution includes an industrious expansion, potentially doubling the number of its performance, educational, and cultural offerings, while reaching a wider sector of the community through new partnerships and programs. The Vogel, a state-of-the-art performance venue, was unveiled in October 2020.

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EVENTS AT THE HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH THEATRE AT THE BASIE:

6-1: Epic Scores of John Williams and More, 8:00 PM

6-5 - 6-6: The SpongeBob Musical, various times

6-7: Joss Stone, 8:00 PM

6-8: Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin, 8:00 PM

6-9: Greg Gutfeld, 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM

6-10: Keb’ Mo’, 7:30 PM

6-11: Engelbert Humperdinck, 7:30 PM

6-13: Joe Jackson Solo and The Music of Max Champion, 8:00 PM

6-13 - 6-15: Shrek the Musical, various times

6-18: Australian Pink Floyd, 7:30 PM

6-19: The Mavericks, 8:00 PM

6-20: Happy Together 2024 with The Turtles, Jay and the Americans, The Association, Badfinger, The Vogues, and the Cowsills, 7:30 PM

6-21: The Fab Faux, 8:00 PM

6-22: Jimmy Failla, 7:30 PM

6-27 : Jeff Arcuri, 7:00 PM (sold out) and 9:30 PM

6-28: Jessie’s Girls, 8:00 PM

7-3: Justin Hayward and Christopher Cross, 7:30 PM

7-7: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with The Vindys, 7:30 PM

7-13: An Evening with The Pretenders, 8:00 PM

7-16: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles, 7:30 PM

7-26 - 7-28: Phoenix Productions present West Side Story, various times

8-2: Girls Night - The Musical, 7:30 PM

8-17: Are You Garbage, 7:00 PM

8-20: Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket with Vertical Horizon, 7:30 PM

8-24: Mark Normand, 7:00 PM

8-31: Dweezil Zappa, 8:00 PM

9-6: Paul Weller, 8:00 PM (sold out)

9-13 - 9-14: Mike Birbiglia, 9-13: 7:00 PM; 9-14:

6:00 PM

9-17: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, 8:00 PM

9-20: The Piano Guys, 8:00 PM

9-27 - 9-29: Phoenix Productions presents Rent, various times

10-1: Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, 7:30 PM

10-2: The Price is Right Live, 7:30 PM

10-4: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, 7:30 PM

10-5: A Night of Music and Memories, 7:00 PM

10-8: Heather McDonald, 7:30 PM

10-9: Beat-Belew/Vai/Levin/Carey play 80s King Crimson, 7:30 PM (sold out)

10-10: Avatar - The Last Air Bender in Concert, 7:30 PM

EVENTS AT THE VOGEL AT THE BASIE:

6-1: The British Invasion Years - A 60s Musical Revolution, 7:30 PM

6-2: Reverend Horton Heat and The Surfrajettes, 7:00 PM

6-6: Gary U.S. Bonds, 7:30 PM

6-7: SuperBlue - Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter, 8:00 PM

6-8: Drag Brunch Pride Month Cele-brunch-ion, 12:00 PM

6-8: Straight to Hell - The Clash Tribute Band, 8:00 PM

6-9: Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music Spring Showcase, 2:00 PM

6-11: Annie Jr., 7:00 PM

6-12: Community Juneteenth Celebration, 6:00 PM

6-13: Larry Campbell and Teresa Wiliams, 7:30 PM

6-20: Corinne Bailey Rae, 8:00 PM

6-21 - 6-23: Lakehouse Big Gig, various times

6-26: Pearl St x Shedhead: The Punk Edit Fashion Show, 7:00 PM

6-27: John Pizzarelli, 7:30 PM

6-28: Rich Francese’s Italian American Comedy All Stars, 7:30 PM

6-29: Stanley Clarke, 7:30 PM

7-5 - 7-6: Blackmore’s Night, 8:00 PM

7-11: Yacht Lobsters, 7:30 PM

7-20: Vyntyge Skynyrd, 8:00 PM

7-27: King’s X, 7:30 PM

7-31: Tab Benoit and Anders Osborne with Larry McCray, 7:30 PM

8-1: Garrison Keillor Tonight, 7:00 PM

8-3: Taylor Shines - The Laser Spectacular, 7:30 PM

8-10: The Weight Band, 7:30 PM

8-17: Norman Brown, 8:00 PM

8-20: Sons of Cream, 7:30 PM

8-22: Ben Brainard, 7:00 PM

8-23: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas, 7:00 PM

8-24: The Wag’s Beatles Spectacular, 7:30 PM

9-20: David Nihill, 7:00 PM

9-21: Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles and One Direction Dance Party, 7:30 PM

9-25: Lettuce, 7:30 PM

9-30: Angel Olsen (Solo), 7:30 PM

10-3: Live from Laurel Canyon, 7:30 PM

10-4: Super Trans Am, 8:00 PM

10-5: Almost U2, 8:00 PM

HOUSE OF INDEPENDENTS

572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

www.houseofindependents.com

Asbury Park’s House of Independents is back hosting an eclectic mix of music, theatre, dance, film, comedy, oddities, and late night fare. The recently renovated facility supports a wide spectrum of uses with convertible attributes including a retract-

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able seating system and movable stages. Stadiumstyle seats can be implemented for theatre productions, movie premieres, and conferences or they can be hidden away to open the floor space for concerts, weddings, and fundraisers.

6-9: The Latin Social, 1:00 PM

6-13: Ed Bassmaster, 7:00 PM

6-14: Dueling Pianos, 8:00 PM

6-21: The Taylor Party, 9:00 PM

6-22: BTS Day Party - 11th Anniversary K-pop Party, 11:00 AM

6-28: TKA Jersey Shore Freestyle, 8:30 PM

6-29: Remember Jones, 6:00 PM

7-5: Hyperglow - America’s Largest Glow Party, 9:00 PM

7-6: The Wailers, 8:00 PM

7-9: Prince Daddy and the Hyena, 7:00 PM

7-12: The Bieber Party - Justin Bieber Night, 9:00 PM

7-26: United We Dance, 9:00 PM

8-31: Louie DeVito, 9:00 PM

9-15: Koo Koo, 1:00 PM

LIZZIE ROSE MUSIC ROOM

217 East Main Street, Tuckerton (609) 389-0118 www.lizzierosemusic.com

The Lizzie Rose Music Room is a “Listening Room,” not a bar or restaurant, established in 2014 to bring live music to Tuckerton including Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Soul, Singer/Songwriters, and more.

6-1: Stiletto and The Saxman, 1:00 PM

6-1: Kinderhook, 7:30 PM

6-5: Dan Bern, 7:30 PM

6-7: Early Times and The High Rollers, 7:30 PM

6-8: The Weeklings, 7:30 PM

6-14: Davy Knowles, 7:30 PM

6-15: Billy Hector with The Midnight Horns, 7:30 PM

6-20: Bywater Call, 7:30 PM

6-21: Bees Deluxe and The Daniel Keiser Band, 7:30 PM

6-22: Alexis P Suter Band, 7:30 PM

6-29: Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Tribute, 7:30 PM

7-6: Damn The Torpedoes - The Music of Tom Petty, 7:30 PM

7-12: The One Hit Wonders, 7:30 PM

7-13: Billy the Kid and The Regulators, 7:30 PM

7-17: Robbie Fulks and Bill Kirchen, 7:30 PM

7-19: Sail On - The Beach Boys Tribute, 7:30 PM

7-20: Floyd Pink, 7:30 PM

7-24: Ruthie Foster, 7:30 PM

7-25: John Gorka, 7:30 PM

7-31: Deadgrass, 7:30 PM

8-3: Chrissie Crow - A Tribute to Sheryl Crow and The Pretenders, 7:30 PM

8-9: Sahara Moon, 7:30 PM

8-10: Everyday People - A Tribute to the music of Sly and The Family Stone, 7:30 PM

8-16: Andy Rothstein Band, 7:30 PM

8-17: Professor Louis with the Woodstock HornsA Tribute to The Band and Bob Dylan, 7:30 PM

8-24: Skyla Burrell Band, 7:30 PM

8-30: Janis Joplin Experience Starring Lisa Polizzi, 7:30 PM

9-14: Radio Flashback, 7:30 PM

9-15: Lucy Kaplansky, 3:00 PM

9-21: Rael - The Music of Genesis and Peter Gabriel, 7:30 PM

9-22: Joanna Connor, 7:30 PM

OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE JAY AND LINDA GRUNIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

1 College Drive, Toms River (732) 255-0500

www.grunincenter.org

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Ocean County College (OCC), is home to the OCC Theatre Company and the OCC Concert Band. Professional programs include Living Legends, Singer/Songwriters, Classical Music, Musical/Theatre, Country/Folk, Jazz, Dance, and Family. In addition, the Garden State Philharmonic is the orchestra-in-residence. Mid-Week Jazz Series concerts and School of Performing Arts productions take place all season long.

6-1: The Breakers, 8:00 PM

6-2: Joel Zelnik Trio, 3:00 PM

6-3: Garden State Philharmonic - Bach to The Beatles, 7:30 PM

6-7: ABBAFAB, 8:00 PM

6-9: Chris Ruggiero Summer Serenade, 3:00 PM

7-12 - 7-21: All Shook Up, various days and times

OCEAN GROVE GREAT AUDITORIUM AND YOUTH TEMPLE

54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove (732) 775-0035

For tickets: 800-590-4064

www.oceangrove.org

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting owns and maintains the 5,500-seat Great Auditorium that is more than 100 years old. The Great Auditorium hosts some of the great preachers in the world on Sunday mornings and wonderful family enter-

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tainment with top name Christian and popular entertainers on Saturday nights, Thursday Night chamber music concerts, light opera performances and organ recitals on the 100-year-old, worldfamous Auditorium pipe organ. The Youth Temple replaces an original building that provides a home for youth music and dramatic events and Christian concerts and meeting space. Call or check the website for times and current schedule.

CONCERTS AND SHOWS AT THE GREAT AUDITORIUM:

7-6:  Patriotic Band Concert, 7:30 PM

7-20:  The 70th Annual Choir Festival, 7:00 PM

8-25: Annual Sacred Masterworks Concert, 7:00 PM

8-31:  Holiday Encores Labor Day Concert: At the Movies, 7:00 PM

SUMMER STARS MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE GREAT AUDITORIUM:

Concert-goers are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets online prior to the show.

Thursdays, 7:30 PM:

7-4: Imperial Brass

7-11 : Solsti Strings Ensemble

7-18: Pianist Maxim Anikushin

7-25: Horszowki Trio featuring Jesse Mills (violin), Ole Akahoshi (cello), Rieko Aizawa (piano)

8-1: Organ and Orchestra Finale with Dr. Gordon Turk (organ), Ronald Naldi (tenor), Jason Tramm (conductor), and Mid Atlantic Orchestra ORGAN RECITALS AT THE GREAT AUDITORIUM

Featuring Dr. Gordon Turk And Guests: Wednesdays, 6-26 - 8-28, 7:30 PM  (no concerts 7-31 and 8-21)

Wednesday Guest Organists: 6-26: Oliver Latry; 7-17: Peter Richard Conte Saturdays, 7-13 - 8-24, 12:00 PM (no recitals 7-20, 7-27)

Saturday Guest Organist: 8-3:  Brett Miller, Silent Film Accompanist, 8:30 PM SONGS ON A SUMMER AFTERNOON OPERA SERIES AT BISHOP JANES TABERNACLE: Recital series with delightful performances by opera stars in residence. There is no charge to attend but donations are gratefully accepted. Sundays in July and August, 3:30 PM

6-30: Laura Zahn, mezzo-soprano

7-7: “America Sings” Quartet

7-14: Ronald Naldi, tenor

7-28: Monica Ziglar, soprano

8-4: “Songs Of The Spirit” Sacred Quartet Recital (at Great Auditorium)

8-11: Justin Beck, bass-baritone

PNC BANK ARTS CENTER

Garden State Parkway Exit 116 Holmdel, (732) 203-2500 www.livenation.com/venue/ KovZpZAEAIIA/pnc-bank-arts-centerevents

Experience live music from your favorite artists either under the landmark amphitheater or from the over 10,000 lawn seats available for each show. Advance ticket purchase encouraged.

6-1: The Beach Boys, 7:00 PM

6-15: John Fogerty, 6:30 PM

6-16: Juneteenth Festival, 12:00 PM

6-20: Hardy, 6:45 PM

6-29: Maroon 5, 8:00 PM

6-30: Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, and Alison Krauss: Outlaw Fest, 5:00 PM

7-3: Alanis Morissette 7:00 PM

7-10: Dave Matthews Band, 7:30 PM

7-12: Dirty Heads and Slighty Stoopid with Common Kings and The Elovaters, 6:00 PM

7-13: Jason Aldean, 7:30 PM

7-14: Third Eye Blind with Yellowcard, 6:30 PM

7-18: Daryl Hall, Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Charlie Sexton, 7:00 PM

7-19: Santana and Counting Crows, 7:00 PM

7-23: Foreigner, Styx, John Waite, 6:45 PM

7-25: The Queens of R&B - Xscape and SWV, 7:00 PM

7-26: Halestorm with I Prevail, 6:00 PM

7-27: Sammy Hagar with Loverboy, 7:00 PM

7-30: Limp Bizkit, Bones, N8Noface, Corey Feldman, Riff Raff, 6:30 PM

8-1: Train and REO Speedwagon, 6:25 PM

8-2: Hootie and The Blowfish, 7:00 PM

8-3: Earth, Wind, and Fire with Chicago, 7:30 PM

8-5: Five Finger Death Punch, 6:30 PM

8-6: The Doobie Brothers, 7:00 PM

8-7: Creed, 7:00 PM

8-8: New Kids On The Block with Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff, 7:00 PM

8-9: Kidz Bop Live 2024, 7:00 PM

8-17: Barbie The Movie - In Concert, 8:00 PM

8-21: Bush, 6:30 PM

8-23: Avril Lavigne, 7:00 PM

8-24: Cage the Elephant, 6:30 PM

8-25: Kidz Bop Live 2024, 4:00 PM

8-30: Bret Michaels Parti Gras 2024 with Chris Janson, Don Felder, Dee Snider, and Lou Gramm, 7:00 PM

8-31: Deep Purple, 6:30 PM

9-1: An Evening with Goose, 7:30 PM

9-6: Live with Stone Temple Pilots, 7:00 PM

9-7: Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper, 6:00 PM

9-23: The Marley Brothers, 7:30 PM

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The world-famous pipe organ at the Ocean Grove Great Auditorium.

SPRING LAKE THEATRE AT THE SPRING LAKE COMMUNITY HOUSE

300 Madison Avenue, Spring Lake (732) 449-4530

www.springlaketheatre.com

Since 1978, the theatre has been the home of the Spring Lake Theatre Company. Renovated in 1986, the theater seats over 350 patrons. The Spring Lake Theatre Company produces Broadway-quality musicals, comedies, and dramas, with professionally talented casts and lavish sets and costumes. Each year, the company puts on six different shows, with the opening night ticket sales of each donated to different area charities.

7-6 - 7-21: My Fair Lady, various days and times 8-15 - 8-25: Anastasia, various days and times

The Spring Lake Theatre at the Spring Lake Community House.

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP

ARTS CENTER

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP

EDUCATION FOUNDATION

1000 McKinley Avenue, Manahawkin (609) 489-8600

Tickets: https://staffordschools.tix.com www.staffordschools.org/STAC

The Stafford Township Arts Center (STAC) is south Jersey’s resource for artistic and cultural experiences. Live music, dance, and theatrical programs offer enrichment for people of every age. Programmed and managed by the Stafford Township Education Foundation, STAC features state-of-the-art amenities and plays host to the finest amateur and professional talent.

6-1: Celebrating Celine with Jenene Caramielo, 7:30 PM

6-2: Amore - An Evening of Romantic Italian Love Songs, 3:00 PM

6-22: The Duprees and The Brooklyn Bridge, 7:30 PM

7-18: The Sweet Caroline Tour starring Jay White, 7:30 PM

8-17: A Live Tribute to Barry Manilow starring Jay Gates, 8:00 PM

STONE PONY AND STONE PONY SUMMER STAGE

913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 502-0060

www.stoneponyonline.com

The legendary Stone Pony has been a driving force of the Jersey Shore music scene since it first opened its doors in 1974. From independent, local talent to internationally known headline acts, music fans will never be disappointed with the Stone Pony’s schedule of events. During the summer, enjoy open-air concerts at the Stone Pony Summer Stage. Advance ticket purchase recommended for both venues.

STONE PONY

6-19: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, 7:00 PM

6-26: Balance and Composure with Greg Mendez, 8:00 PM

6-30: Rumors ATL, 8:00 PM

9-18: Stars: Set Yourself on Fire, 7:00 PM

10-9: Brooks Nielsen of The Growlers, 7:00 PM

STONE PONY SUMMER STAGE

5-24: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dogs in a Pile, Andy Frasco and The UN, 5:00 PM

5-31: Dreamland Pride in Asbury Park with Purple Disco Machine, 6:00 PM

6-1 - 6-2: Fletcher and Friends, 6:00 PM

6-12: North 2 Shore presents Gary Clark Jr., 5:00 PM

6-13: North 2 Shore presents Band of Horses, 5:00 PM

6-14: North 2 Shore presents Lake Street Dive, 5:00 PM

6-15: Shadow of the City: Bleachers, 2:00 PM

6-21: T-Pain with LaRussell, NandoSTL, Young Ca$h, 6:00 PM

6-22: Jake Owen, 6:00 PM

6-29: Orville Peck with Goldie Boutilier, 6:00 PM

7-4: Moe. with Daniel Donator’s Cosmic Country and Neighbor, 4:00 PM

7-5: Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band, 6:00 PM

7-10: Jamey Johnson with Ben Haggard, 5:00 PM

7-12: The Used with Story of the Year and Amira Elfeky, 7:00 PM

7-19: O.A.R. with Fitz and the Tantrums, 6:30 PM

7-20: The Bouncing Souls, 5:00 PM

7-21: Dark Star Orchestra, 6:00 PM

7-26: Two Door Cinema Club with Flipturn, 7:30 PM

8-2: Iration and Pepper with DENM and Artikal Sound System, 6:00 PM

8-3: The Struts with Barns Courtney, 7:30 PM

8-4: Sad Summer Festival featuring Mayday Parade, The Maine, and more, 2:00 PM

8-16: The Gaslight Anthem with Joyce Manor and Pinkshift, 5:30 PM

8-21: Whiskey Myers with Blackberry Smoke and Eddie Flynt, 5:30 PM

8-23: Something Corporate, 6:30 PM

8-24: New Found Glory with Sincere Engineer, 7:30 PM

8-25: Sublime with Rome, 6:00 PM

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Kelly S. Andrews

8-30: Almost Queen with Super Trans Am, 7:00 PM

9-1: Waxahatchee with Snail Mail and Tim Heidecker, 5:30 PM

9-10: Dashboard Confessional with Boys Like Girls and Taylor Acorn, 5:00 PM

9-27: Justin Moore and Randy Houser, 5:00 PM

THE STRAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood (732) 367-7789

www.strand.org

Built in 1919, The Strand is known as one of the best acoustical theatres in the nation. This fully restored theatre features a variety of musical, dramatic, and comedic events by some of the country’s top performers, as well as the Garden State Philharmonic and fine ballet.

6-29: The Ultimate Doors, 8:00 PM

7-20: Sail On - A Beach Boys Tribute, 8:00 PM

8-10: ABBA Revisited, 8:00 PM

9-14: The Bronx Wanderers, 8:00 PM

SURFLIGHT THEATRE

Engleside and Beach Avenues

Beach Haven, (609) 492-9477

www.surflight.org

Producing large-scale musicals and plays with a resident company of professional actors, the Surflight has been performing live theater in a classic summer stock situation since 1950. In addition, Surflight offers Children’s Theater from midJune through September and a Celebrity Concert series. Please call or visit the website for shows, times, prices, and group pricing.

MUSICALS AND PLAYS:

5-30 - 6-16: Million Dollar Quartet, various days and times

6-20 - 7-7: South Pacific, various days and times

7-11 - 7-28: Footloose, various days and times

8-1 - 8-18: Titanic, various days and times

8-22 - 9-1: Head Over Heels, various days and times

Kelly S. Andrews

9-5 - 9-15: Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road, various days and times

9-19 - 9-29: The Great American Trailer Park

Musical, various days and times

10-2 - 10-6: Steel Magnolias, various days and times

10-9 - 10-13: Daddy Long Legs, various days and times

CHILDREN’S THEATRE:

6-26 - 6-30: Snow White, 6:00 PM

7-3 - 7-7, 8-14 - 8-18: The Little Mermaid, PM

7-10 - 7-14, 8-28 - 9-1: Peter Pan, 6;00 PM

7-17 - 7-21, 8-21 - 8-25: Cinderella, 6:00 PM

7-24 - 7-28, 8-7 - 8-11 : Frozen Jr., 6:00 PM

7-31 - 8-4: The Wizard of Oz, 6:00 PM

COMEDY:

6-24, 7-22, 8-12: Comedy Night, 8:30 PM

8-12: Family Comedy Night with Taylor Mason, 6:00 PM

CONCERTS:

7-1: Puppy Pals, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

7-15: One Hit Wonderers, 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

8-5: The Jersey Tenors Sing the Movie Hits, 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

8-25: Mike Marino, 8:30 PM

8-26: The Edwards Twins, 4:00 PM and 8:30 PM

THE WONDER BAR

1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 502-8886

www.wonderbarasburypark.com

The Wonder Bar features a lineup that will appeal to fans of all types of music. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the positive vibes at this iconic establishment. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.

6-1: Christine Martucci and the Band of Love with Redbird and Carolyn Marosy, 8:30 PM

6-4: Mike Pinto, 7:00 PM

6-7: Thee Sinseers and The Altons, 7:00 PM

6-8: Willie Nile, 8:00 PM

6-10: Happy Mondays presented by North 2 Shore featuring Renee Maskin, Blush, The Hard Maybes and The Foes of Fern, 7:30 PM

6-13: Asbury Jams Kickoff featuring Mihali presented by North 2 Shore, 8:00 PM

6-14: The Weeklings presented by North 2 Shore, 8:00 PM

6-15: Dramarama presented by North 2 Shore, 8:00 PM

6-16: Clarence Clemons Celebration with Jarod Clemons and The Late Nights presented by North 2 Shore, 7:00 PM

6-21: Vakili Band and Kanak, 8:00 PM

6-22: Glenn Alexander and Shadowland, 8:30 PM

6-29: The Spill Canvas, 7:00 PM

7-5: Dam the Torpedoes - A Live Tom Petty Concert Experience, 8:30 PM

7-12: Stolen Gin, 8:00 PM

7-13: Mystery Skulls, 8:00 PM

7-21: Sons of the East, 7:00 PM

8-16: Shallow Alcove, 8:00 PM u

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Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven.
38 LARGE COMFORTABLE CABIN • SPACIOUS SUN DECK • FAMILY FUN • AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTY CRUISES & CHARTERS LARGE COMFORTABLE CABIN • SPACIOUS SUN DECK • LARGE COMFORTABLE CABIN • SPACIOUS SUN DECK • 732-899-3766 www.NJQUEENMARY.com Voted #1 on the Jersey Shore FISHING DAILY 6:30am - 1:30pm Friday Evenings Live Music Sunset Cruises 6:00pm - 9:00pm Rods • Tackle Fish Cleaning Services Family Atmosphere Separate Restrooms Docked at Spike’s Fishery, 415 Broadway, Pt. Pleasant Beach TUNA • STRIPED BASS • BLUES • FLUKE • FAMILY FUN • TUNA • STRIPED BASS • BLUES • FLUKE • FAMILY FUN • TUNA • STRIPED BASS • BLUES • FLUKE • TUNA • STRIPED BASS • BLUES • FLUKE • Five Boats from 31' to 85' Private 2-100 Passengers • Catering to Novice & Professional Full Day • 1/2 Day • Evening Trips Party Cruises • Whale Watching • Fireworks Cruises Captain David Riback 732-996-2579 Point Pleasant Beach, NJ www.purplejet.com Half Day Afternoon Family Fishing Special: $950. (Up to 5 passengers.) Please refer to page 44; Map M5 Please refer to page 44; Map M5

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties, 39 - 46

Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County, 47 - 50

“Self Propelled” by Lisa C. Budd West Creek, NJ

NORTHERN OCEAN & MONMOUTH COUNTIES

Amusement Parks, Rides, & Boardwalks

ASBURY PARK

Asbury Park, (732) 502-5749 www.apboardwalk.com www.CityofAsburyPark.com

One of NJ’s top ten beaches, unique shops and restaurants on the boardwalk plus Convention Hall and the Paramount Theatre.

JENKINSON’S

BOARDWALK

Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-0600 www.jenkinsons.com

Please refer to our ad on page 12 and our listings on pages 14 and 41.

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach is everything you expect from a true iconic Jersey Shore Boardwalk. With white sandy beaches, games, rides, delicious food, even a world class Aquarium, family

memories are guaranteed. Stay for the day or make us your summer getaway. Don’t miss free weekly events like Fireworks and Movies on the beach. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, where the summer comes to life.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS BOARDWALK

Borough of Seaside Heights

George E. Tompkins Municipal Complex, 100 Grant Ave., Bldg. B Seaside Heights, (732) 793-9100

www.seaside-heightsnj.org

Seaside Heights Business Improvement District/Tourism P.O. Box 43, Seaside Heights

833-4SEASIDE www.exit82.com

Please refer to our ads on pages 8 and 10.

Three-mile-long beachfront that has white sandy beaches and a mile-long boardwalk in Seaside Heights overflowing with games, rides, waterpark, restaurants, and shops.

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Chambers Of Commerce & Tourism Information

JERSEY SHORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1856 Highway 35, Wall, (732) 280-8800

www.JSCCnj.com

Please refer to our ad on page 45.

Help your business grow and prosper by joining this premiere networking and business-generating organization. As a member of the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce, you will automatically open doors to more than 70 networking opportunities throughout the year! You’ll enjoy weekly breakfast meetings, informative business seminars, tasteful after hours, dinner and cocktail events. You will also have access to the business development tools and resources available at our convenient and welcoming chamber office. You will have the ability to connect with a premiere network of professional business men and women… people who want to do business with you! Yet, the success of the JSCC is no accident. Guiding the Chamber for more than 18 years is Executive Director Evelyn Mars and her very hard-working Board of Directors. Thinking of joining? Visit www.JSCCnj.com or call the chamber office at (732) 280-8800.

and charter boat fleet offers a variety of choices for every angler, from novice to experienced. Contact us for a complimentary Point Pleasant Beach Guidebook or visit us online! UPCOMING EVENTS: 5-19 – 9-8: Farmers’ Market; 5-25: Annual Memorial Day Bike Parade; 6-4, 7-2, 8-6, 9-2: Classic Car Cruises at Stewart’s On Broadway; 6-8: Battle Of The Bands; 6-27: Point Pleasant Beach Garden Tour; 7-11: Ladies Night Out; 8-15 – 8-17: Sidewalk Sale Days; 9-14: Point Pleasant Beach Restaurant Tour; 9-21: 46th Annual Festival Of The Sea & 5K Run/Walk; 10-13: 6th Annual Inlet Tug; 10-24: Ladies Night Out; 10-19: Annual Beach Sweeps; 11-2: Beers On The Boards; 11-29: Annual Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival; Dec.: dates t.b.a.: Breakfasts and Brunches with Santa and Free Horse & Carriage Rides!

SEASIDE HEIGHTS AND SEASIDE PARK

Borough of Seaside Heights

George E. Tompkins Municipal Complex, 100 Grant Avenue

POINT PLEASANT BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

517A Arnold Avenue

Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-2424 or 1-888-772-3862

Email: info@pointpleasantbeachnj.com www.pointchamber.com

Please refer to our ad on page 42. The Jersey Shore’s premier family vacation resort town! From our mile-long white sand beaches and landmark boardwalk to incredible shopping, dining, and special events, Point Pleasant Beach has it all! Visit our historic downtown shopping district, with numerous retail stores, antique shops, restaurants, and eateries. Fabulous dining and entertainment can be found all over town with dozens of choices, from fine to fun to waterfront and oceanfront dining. Our landmark boardwalk features arcades, rides, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, miniature golf, dining, entertainment, and more! Free beach events all summer long including Jenkinson’s Music Festival on Wednesdays and Fireworks every Thursday night. For the best in deep-sea fishing, our party

Building B, Seaside Heights (732) 793-9100 www.seaside-heightsnj.org

Seaside Heights Business Improvement District/Tourism P.O. Box 43, Seaside Heights 833-4SEASIDE www.exit82.com

Borough of Seaside Park 1701 North Ocean Avenue Seaside Park, (732) 793-3700 www.seasideparknj.org

Please refer to our ads on pages 8 and 10. Seaside Heights and Seaside Park are popular vacation destinations located in the heart of the Jersey Shore on the Barnegat Bay barrier island in Ocean County. Both communities offer sugar white beaches beside the Atlantic Ocean and boating, crabbing, fishing, paddle boarding, and more on the bay side in the Barnegat Bay. Seaside Heights is especially known for its arcades, games of chance, simple eats like pizza and candy apples, culinary treats like steak and seafood, and, of course, thrilling amusement rides located on The Classic American Boardwalk.

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Antiquing

POINT PLEASANT BEACH

ANTIQUE DISTRICT

Arnold and Bay Avenues

Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-2424 www.pointchamber.com

RED BANK ANTIQUE DISTRICT

West Front Street and Bridge Avenue

Red Bank

Red Bank RiverCenter

46 English Plaza, Suite 6B, Red Bank (732) 842-4244 www.redbank.org

Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 97 Apple Street, Suite 8 Tinton Falls, (732) 741-0055 www.emacc.org

Aquarium

JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM

Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach (732) 899-1659

www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium

Please refer to our ad on page 12 and our listings on pages 14 and 39.

Located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, the whole family will enjoy a variety of animals including penguins, seals, sharks, turtles, a sloth, and so much more! Visit the touch tank for a hands-on experience and learn all about the local creatures. The Aquarium offers day camps, animal encounters, educational workshops, birthday parties, and more!

Auction & Flea Markets

COLLINGWOOD AUCTION & FLEA MARKET

Routes 33 & 34, Farmingdale (732) 938-7941

www.collingwoodfleamarket.com

ENGLISHTOWN AUCTION

90 Wilson Avenue, Englishtown (732) 446-9644

www.englishtownauction.com

NEW EGYPT FLEA MARKET

933 Route 537, New Egypt (609) 758-2082 www.newegyptfleamarket.com

Auto Racing

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

720 Route 539, New Egypt (609) 758-1900 www.newegyptspeedway.net

OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP

RACEWAY PARK

230 Pension Road, off Route 527 Englishtown, (732) 446-7800

www.etownraceway.com

WALL STADIUM SPEEDWAY

1803 Route 34 South, Wall Township (732) 681-6400 www.wallspeedwayracing.com

Baseball

JERSEY SHORE BLUECLAWS

ShoreTown Ballpark, 2 Stadium Way Lakewood, (732) 901-7000 www.milb.com/jersey-shore

Boat Rides & Sightseeing Cruises

JERSEY SHORE PIRATES

Pier 281 Marina, 281 Princeton Avenue (on the Metedeconk River), Brick (732) 899-6100 www.jerseyshorepirates.com

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR

311 Windeler Road, Howell Township (732) 919-0996 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Please refer to the listing under “Parks.” Tour the 770-acre Manasquan Reservoir on a thirty-six foot pontoon boat with a guide who will introduce you to the area’s plants and wildlife. Forty-five minute tours are available from Memorial Day into September. $6. for adults and $4. for twelve and under. Visit website or call (732) 751-9453 for schedule.

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Enjoy cruising aboard River Lady as she sails along the beautiful, calm inland waters of the Toms River and Barnegat Bay.

• Fabulous Shopping & Antiquing

• Over 50 Restaurants

• Great Accommodations

• Mile-Long White Sand Beach

• Landmark Boardwalk & Rides

• Party & Charter Boat Fishing

Upcoming Events:

5-19 - 9-8: Farmers’ Market

6-4, 7-2, 8-6, 9-2: Classic Car Cruises at Stewart’s On Broadway

6-8: Battle Of The Bands

6-27: Point Pleasant Beach Garden Tour

7-11 & 10-24: Ladies Night Out

8-15 - 8-17: Sidewalk Sale Days

9-14: Point Pleasant Beach Restaurant Tour

9-21: 46th Annual Festival Of The Sea & 5K Run/Walk

10-13: 6th Annual Inlet Tug

10-19: Annual Beach Sweeps

11-2: Beers On The Boards

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732-349-8664 .riverlady.com TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE Please refer
Map R2
to page 43;
The Jersey Shore’s Premier Family Vacation Resort Has It All! Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce www.pointchamber.com 517A Arnold Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 (732) 899-2424 1-888-772-3862 Contact us for a complimentary Point Pleasant Beach Guidebook or visit us online!

RIVER LADY CRUISES

One Robbins Parkway, Toms River (732) 349-8664

www.riverlady.com

Please refer to our ad on page 42. Come aboard River Lady, sailing since 1989, and enjoy cruising as she sails along the beautiful, calm inland waters of the Toms River and Barnegat Bay. We have a variety of magnificent cruises to choose from, from sightseeing to dancing! Call us today to make your reservation for one of our lunch or dinner cruises. We look forward to making your time on River Lady memorable.

Historic Villages

THE HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE

Allaire State Park, Route 524, Wall (732) 919-3500

www.allairevillage.org

Please refer to page 18 and the listings under “Parks” and “Historic Sites & Museums.”

Horse Racing

FREEHOLD RACEWAY

Routes 9 and 33, Freehold (732) 462-3800

www.freeholdraceway.com

Harness racing, trotters, pacers, and daytime racing.

MONMOUTH PARK RACETRACK

175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport (732) 222-5100

www.monmouthpark.com

Please refer to page 9. Live and simulcast thoroughbred racing.

Ice Skating

HOWELL ICE WORLD

269 Squankum Road, Farmingdale (732) 919-7800

www.jerseyshorearena.com

Two indoor rinks, hockey programs, league play, public skating, skating lessons, pro-shop, rentals, and restaurant.

THE ICE PALACE

197 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick (609) 755-5885

www.theicepalace.net

Hockey programs, league play, figure skating, public skating, skating lessons, pro-shop, rentals, and restaurant. Home of the Jersey Whalers.

JERSEY SHORE ARENA

1215 Wyckoff Road, Wall (732) 919-7070

www.jerseyshorearena.com

Three indoor ice rinks, hockey programs, figure skating, public skating, skating lessons, pro-shop, rentals, laser tag, game room, parties, and restaurant.

MIDDLETOWN SPORTS COMPLEX

214 Harmony Road, Middletown (732) 856-9700

www.middletownsc.com

Hockey programs, figure skating, public skating, skating lessons, laser tag, game room, parties, and restaurant.

RED BANK ARMORY ICE COMPLEX

76 Chestnut Street, Red Bank (732) 450-9001

www.redbankarmory.com

Two indoor rinks, hockey programs, league play, public skating, skating lessons, pro-shop, rentals, game room, parties, and restaurant.

WINDING RIVER SKATING CENTER

1211 Whiteville Road, Toms River (732) 244-0720

www.tomsrivertownship.com/213/ Winding-River-Rink

Indoor and outdoor ice rinks, hockey programs, league play, figure skating, public skating, skating lessons, limited pro-shop, rentals, teen events, parties, and snacks.

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Party / Charter Boats

DAUNTLESS

Broadway Basin, 47 Broadway Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-4298

www.DauntlessFishing.com

Climate Controlled Indoor Rifle & Pistol Range

Open To The Public • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

12 Rifle & Pistol Lanes • Gun Rentals Available Lessons And Sales • No Experience Needed

730 Airport Road, Lakewood, NJ

Off GSP Exit 89C in the Lakewood Industrial Park 732-905-6888 www.shoreshotpistolrange.com

Please refer to page 45; Map O2

10th Annual Long Branch

Poetry Festival

Oceanfront Gazebo at Pier Village Ocean Ave. & Centennial Dr., Long Branch

July 4th

2 Hours • 10+ Poets

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Featuring: Monmouth County Poet Laureate Emanuel DiPasquale, Mayor John Pallone, John Thomas Pallone, Jr., Congressman Frank Pallone

With Poets: Frank Finale, Estelle Bajou, Gregg G. Brown, Jennifer Stahl Brown, Charles Bruns, Olivia Calabrese, Marshall Harth, Linda Johnston Muhlhausen, and Daniel Weeks

Please refer to page 17; Map F5

Please refer to page 23; Map O2

GAMBLER DEEP SEA FISHING BOAT

59 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach (732) 295-7569

www.gamblerfishing.net

PURPLE JET SPORTFISHING FLEET

Spike’s Fishery, 415 Broadway Point Pleasant Beach (732) 996-2579

www.PurpleJet.com

Please refer to our ad on page 38. The Purple Jet Sportfishing Fleet offers five boats from 31’ to 85’ and features a fun family atmosphere, fast cruising speeds, and quality custom tackle. Whether you desire a pleasant day of inshore action or a serious offshore/canyon tuna battle, Captain Dave Riback and crew will share their thirty-plus years of knowledge and experience. Private fishing trips from 2 to 100 passengers catering to both novice and professional. Fish inshore or offshore for Striped Bass, Blues, Fluke, or Canyon Tuna. Full day, half day, and evening trips. Party Cruises, Whale Watching, and Fireworks Cruises. Half Day Afternoon Family Fishing Special (up to 5 passengers): $950.

QUEEN MARY

Spike’s Fishery, 415 Broadway Point Pleasant Beach (732) 899-3766

www.NJQueenMary.com

Please refer to our ad on page 38.

Voted #1 on the Jersey Shore, the legendary, 85-foot Queen Mary’s crew has over 30 years of experience and a solid reputation for providing an excellent deep sea fishing experience. Fishing daily April - Dec., 6:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Amenities include fast twin diesels, a large comfortable cabin with plenty of seating, a spacious sun deck, and separate ladies’ restroom. Family fun atmosphere and children are welcome. Rods available. Fish cleaning service. Striped Bass and Bluefish: late April - early Dec.; Stripers: late April - first week of June and Oct. 15 - Dec. 15; Bonito and False Albacore: Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. Weekdays: Adults: $99. Seniors 60+: $90. Kids 12 and under: $65. Weekends: Adults: $125. Seniors 60+: $105. Kids 12 and under: $75. Reservations not required. In summer, try one of our Friday evening Live Music Sunset Cruises, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Available for private party cruises and charters. Please call for more information.

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Petting Farms & Zoo

APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP IS EASY!

ALLAIRE COMMUNITY FARM

1923 Baileys Corner Road, Wall Township, (732) 796-3298

www.allairecommunityfarm.org

To join, visit www.JSCCNJ.com, and select the Join the Chamber link at the top of the page. Your membership in the Chamber is an investment in your business and in our community.

Your Membership Investment Chamber memberships cover the calendar year. Please refer to the pricing below for your annual investment as a Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce member.

Your chamber membership will be as rewarding as you choose to make it. Why not make it something special?

Non-Profit or Government

1 – 5 Employees

6 – 10 Employees

11+ Employees

$199

$275

$350

$425

*New membership also requires a one-time processing fee of $25.

This non-profit farm rescues animals and supports special needs populations—teens suffering from mental health issues, veterans with PTSD, and local families battling cancer. Enjoy zoo tours, scenic tractor-pulled barrel train rides, wagon rides, and more. At the petting zoo, visitors will encounter Nigerian Dwarf goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, guinea hens, ducks, geese, Tofu the Turkey, a donkey, a nine-hundred-pound pig named Lily, Al the Alpaca, Lola Grace the cow, and a number of horses. Entrance and ride fees. On-site horseback riding lessons available for ages six through adult. The farm market sells fresh produce, eggs, fairtrade products, seasonal items, and goods from local vendors. Open Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sun. 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Visit Facebook for daily postings and operating updates.

ATLANTIC FARM MARKET

1506 Atlantic Avenue, Manasquan (732) 528-8660

www.atlanticfarmmarket.com

Operating farm market and petting zoo with seasonal hayrides and activities. The market offers seasonal plants, fruit, and vegetables—100% farm-grown and 100% locally sourced. The petting zoo offers a memorable experience for kids and adults. Pet, feed, and interact with a wide variety of family-friendly animals. In the fall, there are pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides, corn-mazes, and face painting. In winter, there are handmade decor items, Christmas trees, wreaths, and more. They also host birthday parties, class trips, and private events.

Phone: 732.280.8800

Fax: 732.280.8505

www.jsccnj.com info@jsccnj.com 1856 Highway 35 • PO Box 1305 Wall NJ 07719

Pistol Range

SHORE SHOT PISTOL RANGE

730 Airport Road, (off GSP Exit 89C in the Lakewood Industrial Park) Lakewood, (732) 905-6888

www.shoreshotpistolrange.com

Please refer to our ad on page 44. Shore Shot offers twelve indoor firing positions for rifles, pistols, and small bore shooting as well as lessons with our top, NRA-certified instructors. Ages 12 and up can fire on the range, and no experience is needed. Gun rentals are available for range use; no permit or license required. Our retail shop has a complete line of new and used

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PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

OCEAN COUNTY

BEY LEA GOLF COURSE

1536 North Bay Avenue, Toms River, (732) 349-0566

CEDAR CREEK AT BERKELEY

Tilton Boulevard, Bayville, (732) 269-4460 www.golfcedarcreek.com

EAGLE RIDGE GOLF CLUB

2 Augusta Boulevard, Lakewood, (732) 901-4900 www.EagleRidgeGolf.com

LAKEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

145 County Club Drive, Lakewood, (732) 364-8899 www.lakewoodcountryclubnj.com

OCEAN ACRES COUNTRY CLUB 925 Buccaneer Lane, Manahawkin, (609) 597-9393 www.oceanacrescc.com

OCEAN COUNTY GOLF COURSE AT ATLANTIS

Cuisine On The Green Restaurant

261 Country Club Boulevard, Little Egg Harbor Township, (609) 294-2444 www.oceancountyparks.org

OCEAN COUNTY GOLF COURSE AT FORGE POND

301 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, (732) 920-8899 www.oceancountyparks.org

SEA OAKS COUNTRY CLUB

99 Gold View Drive, Little Egg Harbor, (609) 296-2656 www.seaoakscc.com

MONMOUTH COUNTY

BEL-AIRE GOLF CLUB

3120 Allaire Road at Route 34, Wall, (732) 449-6024 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

CHARLESTON SPRINGS GOLF COURSE

101 Woodville Road, Millstone, (732) 409-7227 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

CRUZ FARM COUNTRY CLUB

55 Birdsall Road, Farmingdale, (732) 938-3378 www.cruzgolfcc.com

GAMBLER RIDGE GOLF CLUB

Burlington Path Road, Cream Ridge, (609) 758-3588 www.gamblerridge.com

HOMINY HILL GOLF COURSE

92 Mercer Road, Colts Neck, (732) 462-9222 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

HOWELL PARK GOLF COURSE

405 Squankum-Yellowbrook Road, Howell, (732) 938-4771 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

OLD ORCHARD COUNTRY CLUB

54 Monmouth Road, Eatontown, (732) 542-7666 www.oldorchardcountryclub.org

PEBBLE CREEK GOLF COURSE 40 Route 537 East, Colts Neck, (732) 303-9090 www.pebblecreekgolfclub.com

PINE BROOK GOLF COURSE 1 Covered Bridge Blvd., Manalapan, (732) 536-7272 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

SHARK RIVER GOLF COURSE

320 Old Corlies Avenue, Neptune, (732) 992-4141 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

SPRING MEADOW GOLF COURSE

4181 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, (732) 449-0806 www.springmeadowgc.com

TWIN BROOK GOLF CENTER

1251 Jumping Brook Road, Tinton Falls, (732) 922-1600 www.twinbrookgolfcenter.com

WILLIAM F. LARKIN GOLF COURSE AT COLONIAL TERRACE

1003 Wickapecko Drive, Ocean Township, (732) 775-3636 www.ColonialTerraceGolf.com

firearms as well as accessories for all of your shooting needs. Hourly rates and special membership plans are available. Gift certificates available. Come on down and have a blast with us! Open Mon. 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Sun. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Planetarium

THE NOVINS PLANETARIUM

Ocean County College, Route 549 S. (Hooper Avenue), Toms River (732) 255-0342

www.ocean.edu/planetarium

The theater’s upgraded technology brings viewers the universe as never before. Observing sessions and other events are held in conjunction with the local astronomy club, ASTRA. Visit the website for shows, times, and more information.

VINEYARD 127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck (908) 930-8066 www.4jgswinery.com

145 Route 539, Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 www.creamridgewinery.com

939 Holmdel Road, Holmdel (732) 772-0330 www.foxhollowvineyards.com

85 Archertown Road, New Egypt 1-800-Laurita or (609) 758-8000 www.lauritawinery.com

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Municipal Phone Numbers

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP: (609) 698-7832

BARNEGAT LIGHT BORO (LBI): (609) 494-9196

BEACH HAVEN BORO (LBI): (609) 492-0111

EAGLESWOOD TWP: (609) 296-2930

HARVEY CEDARS BORO (LBI): (609) 494-2843

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TWP: (609) 296-7241

LONG BEACH TWP (LBI): (609) 361-1000

SHIP BOTTOM BORO (LBI): (609) 494-1614

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP (MANAHAWKIN): (609) 597-1000

SURF CITY BORO (LBI): (609) 494-3064

TUCKERTON BORO: (609) 296-4589

Tourism Information

LONG BEACH ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

P.O. Box 2298, Long Beach Township (609) 361-3395

https://welcometolbi.com

With a focus on Long Beach Island, the Long Beach Island Chamber of Commerce exists for the purpose of stimulating and promoting tourism and commerce through the deployment of strategic marketing endeavors and other networking avenues.

SOUTHERN OCEAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

265 West 9th Street, Ship Bottom (609) 494-7211

www.visitlbiregion.com

With a focus on Long Beach Island and the Southern Ocean County area, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce serves the townships on Long Beach Island including Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, Surf City, and Long Beach Township, as well as the mainland towns of Manahawkin, Stafford Township, Egg Harbor Township, Little Egg Harbor, Eagleswood, Tuckerton, Ocean Township, Lacey, and Barnegat. The chamber promotes business and tourism, benefiting both the local community and visitors alike.

Amusement Parks & Rides

FANTASY ISLAND AMUSEMENT PARK

320 7th Street, Beach Haven (609) 492-4000

www.fantasyislandlbi.com

Fantasy Island Amusement Park features thrilling rides, exciting games, free entertainment, and a delightful ice cream parlor and food court. All this is combined in a clean, safe, friendly atmosphere. Fantasy Island’s family casino arcade is open all year and designed to be fun for all ages. There are hundreds of exciting games with thousands of prizes to suit every taste. A vacation to the Jersey Shore just isn’t complete without a visit to Long Beach Island’s Family Fun Park!

Auction & Flea Market

MANAHAWKIN FLEA MARKET

657 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin (609) 597-1017 www.manahawkinfleamarket.com

Bay Beaches

Beach badges are required on all LBI beaches. Please call for details.

BARNEGAT LIGHT: 25th Street and Bayview Avenue, (609) 494-3522

BEACH HAVEN: Taylor Avenue Park, (609) 492-0111

BEACH HAVEN TERRACE: West Pennsylvania Avenue, (609) 361-1000

BRANT BEACH: 68th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 361-1000

HARVEY CEDARS: 75th Street and bayfront, (609) 494-2843

SHIP BOTTOM: 14th-16th and 25th Streets, (609) 494-1614

SURF CITY: 16th Street and Barnegat Avenue, (609) 494-3064

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BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE

STATE PARK

Route 72, Long Beach Island (609) 494-2016

www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/ barnegatlighthousestatepark.html

HOLGATE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

On the southern tip of LBI (609) 652-1665

SMITH TRACT WILDLIFE AREA

7 Bridges Road, Tuckerton

Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor.

Bowling

THUNDERBIRD LANES

640 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin (609) 978-9300 www.tblanes.com

Charter Fishing

MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT

18th Street and Bayview Avenue Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 (609) 494-2094

www.missbarnegatlight.com

Community Center

ST. FRANCIS COMMUNITY CENTER

47th Street and Long Beach Boulevard Brant Beach, (609) 494-8861

www.stfranciscenterlbi.com

Recreation and educational programs for children and adults. Arts and crafts, sports, exercise, and

special events plus tennis, swimming, entertainment, shows, and festivals. Family services and counseling. Non-denominational.

Historic Villages

BAY VILLAGE

9th and Bay Avenue, Beach Haven (609) 492-2800 www.bayvillagelbi.com

Bay Village was built in 1965 as a 19th century replica of a waterfront village. Stroll around the boardwalk and enjoy more than twenty shops featuring gifts, shells, clothing, jewelry, artwork, and more. Eateries include John Maschal’s famous Country Kettle Fudge and Country Kettle Chowda shops, The Candy Store, Bay Village Pizza, the Crust & Crumb Bakery, Cool Beans Gourmet Coffee Shop, The Windmill Belgian Waffles & Ice Cream, Ship Bottom Brewery, and Bistro 14 Oyster Bar & Restaurant for fine dining overlooking the sunset on the bay. Times may have changed in Beach Haven, but the charm of Bay Village has continued throughout the years.

HISTORIC VIKING VILLAGE

19th Street and Bayview Avenue Barnegat Light www.vikingvillage.net www.vikingvillageshows.com

Bring the family to Barnegat Light’s Historic Viking Village. A visit will bring you back in time to the early days of a quaint fishing village. The tiny fishing shacks have been turned into little shops with something for everyone including art, antiques, gifts, clothing, candy, handmade wares, and nautical items. A fresh seafood market, gourmet coffee bar, produce stand, and seafood takeout may also tempt your palate. Take a free one hour tour to learn how the fishing industry works (Fridays, July and August, 10:00 AM). Viking Village holds three Arts & Crafts Shows (5-30, 7-14, 9-1), two Antique & Collectible Shows (8-4 and 9-15), and Santa’s Viking Christmas Village (11-30). All shows are free to the public. Visit the shops and watch the scallop boats, longliners, and gillnetters unload their fresh, abundant catch. Check out the Fishermen’s Memorial Statue celebrating the legacy of commercial fishing.

TUCKERTON SEAPORT

120 West Main Street, Tuckerton (609) 296-8868

www.TuckertonSeaport.org

Please refer to page 24.

Tuckerton Seaport, a working maritime village, is located along the Tuckerton Creek. This one-of-akind attraction, in the heart of historic Tuckerton, brings the Jersey Shore’s maritime traditions of the

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past and present to life through people, exhibits, and hands-on activities. Discover the Jersey Shore’s unique maritime heritage and the interaction between culture and nature on the Barnegat Bay. Experience the rich traditions of the Jersey Shore and its Baymen through the Seaport’s recreated and historic buildings, demonstrations, interpretive exhibits, events, festivals, live aquatic displays, and more. Decoy carvers, boat builders, basket makers, and baymen entertain, educate, and delight visitors of all ages. Stroll the 3/4 mile boardwalk and experience life on the Tuckerton “Crik.” Identify birds and plants on our 1/4 mile nature trail. Tour our site and view garveys, sneakboxes, cruising yachts, and party boats displayed on land and water. Open Saturday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Miniature Golf & Amusements

FLAMINGO MINIATURE GOLF COURSE

5th Street and Long Beach Boulevard Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1874

HARTLAND GOLF & ARCADE

28th Street and Long Beach Boulevard Ship Bottom, (609) 494-7776

www.hartlandgolfandarcade.com

MR. TEE’S FAMILY MINI GOLF & ARCADE

101 South Bay Avenue, Beach Haven (609) 492-8689

18 West 18th Street, North Beach Haven (609) 492-8689 www.mrteeslbi.com

THE SAND TRAP

23rd Street and Long Beach Boulevard Ship Bottom, (609) 494-3185 www.thesandtrap.net

THUNDERING SURF ADVENTURE GOLF AND THUNDERING SURF WATERPARK

300 Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven (609) 492-0869

www.thunderingsurfwaterpark.com

SURF CITY ISLAND GOLF

6th Street and Long Beach Boulevard

Surf City, (609) 494-1709

www.surfcityislandgolf.com

Movie Theater

REGAL MANAHAWKIN 10 733 Route 72 East, Manahawkin (609) 978-5914

www.regmovies.com

Parks & Playgrounds

BARNEGAT LIGHT: West 10th Street and 25th Street at Bayview Avenue

BEACH HAVEN: Taylor Avenue at the bay; Nelson Avenue; Beach Haven School, 8th Street and North Bay Avenue

BRANT BEACH: 68th Street at the bay

HARVEY CEDARS: Hudson Avenue

Recreation Area

SHIP BOTTOM: Long Beach Island Grade School, 20th Street and Central Avenue

SURF CITY: Barnegat Avenue and Division Street; Ethel Jacobsen School, Barnegat Avenue and South 2nd Street

Petting Farms & Zoos

POPCORN PARK ANIMAL REFUGE

Humane Way at Lacey Road (Bamber Lake), Forked River (609) 693-1900

www.ahscares.org

Located in the heart of the Pine Barrens and originally established in 1977 as a refuge for wildlife which could no longer survive on their own in the wilderness, Popcorn Park Refuge now has over two hundred domestic and exotic animals living in large surroundings. Each animal has its own story. Open daily for children and adults alike.

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facebook.com/thetuckertonseaport Tuckerton Seaport.

HOSPITALS & URGENT CARE

URGENT CARE

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN URGENT CARE

Brick: 2125 Route 88 East, (732) 892-4640

Eatontown: 135 Route 35, (848) 308-4911

Forked River: 701 Route 9, (609) 250-4110

Freehold: 315 W. Main Street, (732) 414-6850

Jackson: 27 S. Cooksbridge Road, Suite 1-5, (732) 370-4222

Neptune: 2040 Route 33, (732) 455–5800

Ship Bottom: 901 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 361-2677

Toms River: 9 Mule Road, (732) 818-0004 HMHBetter.org/UrgentCare

Please refer to our ad on the back cover.

HOSPITALS

Brick

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN

OCEAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick, (732) 840-2200 hackensackmeridianhealth.org/OUMC

Please refer to our ad on the back cover.

Freehold

CENTRASTATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

901 West Main Street, Freehold, (732) 431-2000 www.centrastate.com

Holmdel

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN

BAYSHORE MEDICAL CENTER

727 North Beers Street, Holmdel, (732) 739-5900 hackensackmeridianhealth.org/BMC

Please refer to our ad on the back cover.

Lakewood

RWJBARNABAS HEALTH

MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER SOUTHERN CAMPUS

600 River Avenue, Lakewood, (732) 363-1900 www.rwjbh.org/monmouthsouth

Long Branch

RWJBARNABAS HEALTH

MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, (732) 222-5200 www.rwjbh.org/monmouth

RWJBARNABAS HEALTH

THE UNTERBERG CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, (732) 923-7250 www.rwjbh.org/unterberg-childrens-hospital-atmonmouth-medical

Manahawkin

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN

SOUTHERN OCEAN MEDICAL CENTER 1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, (609) 597-6011 hackensackmeridianhealth.org/SOMC

Please refer to our ad on the back cover.

Neptune

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN

JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1 945 Route 33, Neptune, (732) 775-5500 hackensackmeridianhealth.org/JSUMC

Please refer to our ad on the back cover.

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN

K. HOVNANIAN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 1945 Route 33, Neptune, (732) 775-5500 hackensackmeridianhealth.org/kids

Please refer to our ad on the back cover.

Red Bank

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN

RIVERVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, (732) 741-2700

hackensackmeridianhealth.org/RMC

Please refer to our ad on the back cover.

Toms River

RWJBARNABAS HEALTH

COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER

99 Highway 37 West, Toms River (732) 557-8000 www.rwjbh.org/community

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Tennis

It is suggested to call in advance for rates and to reserve a court.

BARNEGAT LIGHT: West 10 Street (609) 494-3522

BEACH HAVEN: Pearl Street and South Bay Avenue, (609) 492-0111

BRANT BEACH: St. Francis Community Center, 47th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 494-8861

HARVEY CEDARS: Burlington Avenue (609) 494-2843

HOLGATE: West Avenue, (609) 361-1000

LOVELADIES: The Long Beach Island Foundation Of The Arts And Sciences, 120 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 494-1642

LOVELADIES: Loveladies Lane (609) 361-1000

SURF CITY: Division Street and Barnegat Avenue, (609) 494-3064

Water Parks

THUNDERING SURF WATERPARK AND THUNDERING SURF ADVENTURE GOLF

300 Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven (609) 492-0869 www.thunderingsurfwaterpark.com

Water Sports

Jet Ski, Waverunner Kayak, SUP, Pontoon and Skiff Boat Rentals.

BEACH HAVEN WATERSPORTS 2702 Long Beach Boulevard Beach Haven Gardens, (609) 492-7500 www.beachhavenwatersports.com

ROUTE 72 WAVERUNNER & KAYAK

2380 E. Bay Avenue, Manahawkin (609) 361-7147 www.Route72Waverunner.com u

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Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County, 56 - 59

NORTHERN OCEAN & MONMOUTH COUNTIES

ALLAIRE STATE PARK

THE HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE

4263 Atlantic Avenue (Route 524) Farmingdale, Park: (732) 938-2371

Village: (732) 919-3500

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksand forests/parks/allaire.html www.allairevillage.org

Please refer to page 18.

This park boasts a restored early-nineteenth-century bog iron mining community. You’ll find picnicking, playgrounds, campsites, walking and riding trails, a Nature Center, general store, living history, and the Pine Creek Railroad steam trains. See also “The Historic Village At Allaire” under “Historic Sites & Museums.”

CATTUS ISLAND COUNTY PARK AND COOPER

ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

1170 Cattus Island Boulevard (off Fischer Boulevard), Toms River (732) 270-6960 or 1-877-OC PARKS www.oceancountyparks.org

The unspoiled beauty of nature is the main attraction at Cattus Island County Park. For nature lovers, this 530-acre park offers panoramic bay views, hiking trails, a 1000-foot ADA compliant boardwalk through the wetlands, a conservation area, bird watching, crabbing and fishing, picnic areas, a playground, a beautiful Butterfly Garden, and cross-country skiing in the winter. This environmentally sensitive park boasts 7 miles of trails, many offering lovely vistas of Barnegat Bay. Cattus Island is home to the Cooper Environmental Center, where visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on

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“Touch the Sky” by Judy Stach See Judy Stach, page 79.

displays including a live view osprey cam, a habitat and tree tunnel, a bird viewing area, a children’s activity corner, and a spectacular collection of live reptiles and fish. The center hosts numerous programs and presentations for the community year-round.

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Headquarters: Brigantine Division

800 Great Creek Road (off Route 9)

Oceanville, (609) 652-1665

deCamp Wildlife Trail: intersection of Mantoloking and Adamston Roads Brick Township

Barnegat Observation Platform: Bay Shore Drive, Barnegat www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe/

Established to protect tidal wetlands and shallow bay habitats for migratory water birds, the refuge’s location is one of the Atlantic Flyway’s most active flight paths. Its value for the protection of water birds and their habitat continues to increase as people develop the Jersey Shore for their own use. Wildlife drive and hiking trails are open seven days-a-week from sunrise to sunset. Headquarters is open weekdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

American Oystercatcher in Barnegat Bay.

FISHERMEN’S COVE CONSERVATION AREA

Parking Area: 391 Third Avenue

Manasquan; Activity Center: 383 Third Avenue, Manasquan (732) 922-4080 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

This 55-acre site, the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet, is a great place for fishermen, kayakers, wildlife enthusiasts, and beachgoers. Formerly but still locally known as “Dog Beach,” dogs are only permitted in designated areas and must be on a leash at all times.

GULL ISLAND COUNTY PARK AND CONSERVATION AREA

419 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.oceancountyparks.org

This diminutive park, situated along the busy waters of the Manasquan River, is directly across from the 48-acre conservation area and is wonderful location for bird watching, a picnic lunch, or fishing. Handicapped accessible.

HENRY HUDSON TRAIL

Northern Section: Aberdeen to Highlands

Southern Extension: Freehold to Marlboro and Aberdeen Activity Center: 945 Route 36

Leonardo

Popamora Point: 369 Shore Drive Highlands, (732) 842-4000 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

This paved, 10-foot wide, 24-mile long trail is a former railroad right-of-way. It is relatively flat, traveling through both man-made and natural environments. Much of the trail is tree-lined, though some parts have views of surrounding wetlands, streams, and fields. The northern section runs 12 miles (just north of and parallel to Route 36) from the Aberdeen/Keyport border at the intersection of Lloyd Road and Clark Street to the Leonardo section of Middletown/Atlantic Highlands border at Avenue D. After sharing the road, the trail resumes at the Atlantic Highlands Marina and continues along Sandy Hook Bay to Popamora Point at the Atlantic Highlands/ Highlands border. Currently, the southern extension of the trail runs 4 miles from Route 537 in Freehold to Big Brook Park in Marlboro. The trail then resumes at Station Road in Marlboro and continues for five miles to Church Street in Matawan. Future plans for the Trail include linking these two sections as well as providing a connection to the original, northern section. The trail totals 100 acres. The Henry Hudson Trail is part of the National Rails-to-Trails Network because of its wonderfully changing landscapes, varied scenery, and beautifully maintained conditions.

HOLMDEL PARK AND HISTORIC LONGSTREET FARM

44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel (732) 946-3758 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

This 572-acre park features hiking and fitness trails, fishing and skating ponds, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, a sledding hill, and more. Historic Longstreet Farm, located in the park, is a living history farm that maintains life as

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it was during the 1890s. Costumed interpreters work the farm as it was over a hundred years ago. Come see the 14-room farmhouse, live animals, agricultural fields, and barnyard. The park is also home to the David C. Shaw Arboretum, a 22-acre educational and horticultural display devoted to trees, shrubs, and other woody plants that grow in Monmouth County. Activities, guided tours, and children’s programs are available. Open every day except Christmas. The farmhouse is open only on weekends from March through December. No pets are allowed on the farm.

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

Shore Road, Island Beach (732) 793-0506

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/ parks/island.html

Friends of Island Beach State Park: www.friendsofibsp.org

One of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the North Atlantic, Island Beach State Park stretches for ten miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Barnegat Bay. Over 3,000 acres of pure beauty offer habitat to maritime plants and diverse wildlife, including New Jersey’s largest osprey colony. Bathing areas, food, botanical preserve, trails, natural areas, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, the Sedge Island Conservation Zone, and the Emily DeCamp Interpretive Center. Open Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM8:00 PM; Sat., Sun., and holidays 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Access to fishing in the park is 24 hours-aday. Mobile sportfishing vehicle permits are available through the Park’s Visitor Contact Station at the entrance gate. Please check the website for current entrance fees (charged by vehicle).

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR

Park and Visitor Center: 311 Windeler Road, Howell, (732) 919-0996 or (732) 842-4000

Environmental Center: 331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, (732) 751-9453 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Please refer to the listing under “Attractions & Activities, Boat Rides.”

This popular recreation area sits on a 770-acre reservoir and features 1,208-acres of land and water. Hike or bike its 5.1-mile perimeter trail or walk its 1.1-mile nature trail through woods and wetlands. For boating or fishing, rent or put in your own canoe, kayak, rowboat, or electric powered rowboat. There are daily or seasonal ramp fees. The reservoir is open year-round for fishing and is stocked with large and small-mouth bass, hybrid striped bass, tiger muskie, bullhead catfish, and panfish species. A state fishing license is required

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MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM

805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Please refer to page 16.

Over 18,091 acres of preserved open spaces are available for your fitness and relaxing pleasure at more than thirty county parks. From hiking trails and campsites to golf courses and historic sites, there are opportunities for all. Visit on-line or call for brochures and directions.

OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION

1198 Bandon Road, Toms River 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org

Please refer to pages 17 and 25.

On more than 4,000 acres in twenty-seven facilities, The Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation offers programs for adults and children including classes, sports events, trips, festivals, and more. All of the parks have at least a few picnic tables, and some parks are able to accommodate large groups. Two parks offer swimming facilities: Ocean County Park in Lakewood and A. Paul King County Park in Stafford Township have beautiful, freshwater lakes and sandy beaches, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic facilities, and are staffed with lifeguards from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily from mid-June until Labor Day (conditions permitting). There is no charge to use any of the county facilities. Call or visit the website for brochures and directions.

FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

Before heading out to fish, make sure you have the proper documentation.

SALTWATER registration (free): www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/index.html

FRESHWATER license information and registration (fee applies): www.dep.nj.gov/njfw/fishing/freshwater/buy-alicense/

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for anglers age 16 and over. Or tour the reservoir on a thirty-six foot pontoon boat with a park naturalist who will introduce you to the area’s plants and wildlife. Forty-five minute tours are available from Memorial Day into September. $6. for adults and $4. for twelve and under. There are also picnic areas, a playground, and a visitor’s center with boat and bicycle rentals, a bait shop, vending machines, and a bicycle repair station. In the winter, depending upon weather conditions, the reservoir is open for ice skating, ice boating, and ice fishing. Be sure to visit the Environmental Center at 331 Georgia Tavern Road. It provides experiences of learning and discovery of wetland ecology and wildlife as well as habitat protection. It is open daily 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM with free admission.

MANTOLOKING BRIDGE FISHING PIER

30 Mantoloking Road, Brick, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.oceancountyparks.org

With great views of Barnegat Bay, this park caters to anglers, crabbers, and sightseers. On the Brick side of the Mantoloking Bridge, the 70-foot-long fishing and crabbing pier also features a boardwalk, picnic area, sunshade gazebo, bait/fish cleaning stations, car top boat launch, and lighted paths. Park goers have access to a second pier on the south side of the bridge, as well as Traders Cove Marina and Park (maintained by the Brick Township Department of Parks & Recreation).

MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD AND MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

16 Business Route 33, Manalapan (732) 462-9616

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/ parks/monbat.html

Friends of Monmouth Battlefield: www.friendsofmonmouth.org

One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place on the fields and in the forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park. This is where Molly Pitcher became famous, and it was on Monmouth Battlefield that General Washington and General Sir Henry Clinton faced each other. This victory convinced the British that the revolutionaries were a force to contend with and not just a ragtag rabble. This is also the setting for the historic Craig House, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse (See Historic Sites & Museums.) You can learn more about the rich history of Monmouth Battlefield through its award-winning Visitors Center and wayside exhibits located on Perrine Hill, Combs Hill, and the Hedgerow. The park preserves a splendid, rural 18th-century landscape of hilly

farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. There are picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, birding, and sledding and cross-country skiing in winter. Also within the park is Battleview Orchards. From May to October, they offer pick-your-own strawberries (end of May), sour cherries (end of June), peaches and nectarines (mid-to-late July), apples (September), and pumpkins (October). A country store is open all year. The Applegate family, who has been farming the area since 1908, own and operate the Orchards. Visit www.battlevieworchards.com or call (732) 462-0756 or (732) 462-0970 for picking hours and more information.

MOUNT MITCHILL SCENIC OVERLOOK

460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands, (732) 842-4000 www.monmouthcountyparks.com

This is the Jersey Shore’s highest point—266 feet above sea level—and is the second highest point on the Atlantic seaboard (after Maine’s Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park). The overlook’s 12 acres offer spectacular views of Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay, and the NYC skyline and features picnic tables and a playground. Mount Mitchill is home to Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial, a tribute to the 147 men and women born, raised, or residing in Monmouth County who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

OCEAN COUNTY PARK

659 Ocean Avenue (Route 88) Lakewood, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

Park Naturalist: (732) 506-5122 www.oceancountyparks.org

This magnificent 323-acre facility in Lakewood has a rich and fascinating history. The park was originally part of financier John D. Rockefeller’s vacation estate. White pine, hemlock, and other unique specimen trees, now mature, were imported by Rockefeller from all over the country. Fitness and bike trails, open playing fields, tennis courts, beach volleyball, canoeing, fishing, and even a driving range, all free of charge, appeal to adults of all ages. Children will delight in using the playgrounds or swimming in the large, clean lake on hot summer days. Ocean County Park has a large, accessible picnic facility. Reservations are available for a nominal fee for up to 600 persons. Warm weather isn’t the only time to enjoy this park. Transformed into a lovely and silent winter wonderland after a snowfall, it’s a great site for cross-country skiing. Of course, there is no charge for casual use of the park, the beach, or its many facilities. An off-leash dog park area is also available. Yearly fee applies. Visit website for details.

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SANDY HOOK:

GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, SANDY HOOK UNIT

SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE

FORT HANCOCK HISTORIC DISTRICT

SANDY HOOK VISITOR’S CENTER

Off Route 36, Highlands, (732) 872-5970 www.nps.gov/gate www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/ sandy-hook.htm

Friends of the National Park Service at Sandy Hook: www.sandyhook foundation.com

The Sandy Hook region of the Gateway National Recreation Area features seven miles of beaches (with lifeguards in summer), evening beach concerts, hiking trails, salt marshes, and over three hundred species of birds. Ranger (and self-guided) tours are available year-round. The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. Located near the tip of this seven-mile barrier peninsula, is the historic Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Built at the request of New York merchants wanting to protect their ships entering the harbor, it was lighted for the first time on June 11, 1764. The octagonal tower was the fifth lighthouse in the colonies and remains the oldest operating lighthouse in the U.S. today. The Lighthouse was occupied by British soldiers during the American Revolution and was bombarded by cannons served by Patriot troops. It was also the sanctuary to local refugees who

were sympathizers of the King. While there, also visit the Fort Hancock Historic District. Built in 1898, Fort Hancock includes gun batteries and over one hundred buildings. Start your visit at the Fort Hancock Post Museum; then visit History House, an 1890s officers’ home. The Sandy Hook Visitor’s Center is located at the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters in Fort Hancock. It features exhibits on the peninsula’s natural environment. An 1894 U.S. Life-Saving Station at Spermaceti Cove was closed after Superstorm Sandy and is currently not open to the public. Special use fees for beach parking are charged, while entry to the historic district is free. The park is open 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily, except by permit. The Visitor’s Center is open on weekends from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

SEVEN PRESIDENTS OCEANFRONT PARK

221 Ocean Avenue North Long Branch, (732) 229-7025 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

This 38-acre park was named to honor seven presidents who vacationed in the immediate area. In the summer, its guarded beach is a great place to swim, sun, and surf. During the off-season, it is a nice place for a quiet walk. Park features include an activity center, access to launch personal watercraft, fishing, a playground, swimming, sand volleyball, pavilion with snack bar, and restrooms. New improvements include a regulation in-line skating rink, a skate park, a shelter, and parking area. The park is open every day from 8:00 AM to dusk.

TURKEY SWAMP PARK

200 Georgia Road, Freehold Township (732) 462-7286 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Turkey Swamp features 2,281 acres including a 17-acre lake for fishing, boating, and skating. Fish for bass, catfish, or bluegills either from the shore or from canoes and paddleboats that you can rent in summer. The lake offers winter ice-skating when the ice is thick enough. Nine miles of multi-use and fitness trails traverse the park, which is located at the northern end of the Pine Barrens. Turkey Swamp’s terrain is relatively level and the lake adds scenic interest. There is also an archery range and playgrounds. Get back to nature by spending the night at the family campground or reserve a picnic shelter for your next big group picnic. The family campground offers campsites, electrical service, water service (April 1 - November 15), drinking water, modern restroom with hot showers and laundry, a self serve sanitary dump station for campers with holding tanks, fire rings for charcoal cooking and campfires, picnic tables, and a children’s playground. Check website for up-to-date boat rental and camping fees. Continued on page 57 Sandy Hook.

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BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK

BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK

On the north end of Barnegat Light, (732) 494-2016 www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnegatlighthousestatepark.html www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org

A one time hideout of Captain Kidd and his pirates, this panoramic beach now offers fishing, swimming, picnicking, and historic Barnegat Lighthouse. The site of the Light on the northern tip of Long Beach Island was regarded as one of the most crucial “change of course” points for coastal vessels. The swift currents, shifting sandbars, and the offshore shoals challenged the skills of even the most experienced sailor. Vessels bound to and from New York along the New Jersey coastline depended on “Old Barney” to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline.

HIGHLIGHTS

Barnegat Lighthouse

Standing 172 feet above sea level, a panoramic view of Long Beach Island, Barnegat Bay, and Island Beach State Park awaits visitors at the top of the 217 steps of the lighthouse. The park is open daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The Lighthouse is open daily 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Lighthouse admission is free except Memorial Day - Labor Day, ages 12 and older: $3.; children 6 to 11: $1.

Barnegat Lighthouse Interpretive Center

The “Story of Barnegat Lighthouse” is showcased in the newly renovated Interpretive Center adjacent to the lighthouse. The Interpretive Center depicts the history of Barnegat Light from shipwreck to first class seacoast light. Images and stories recount the vision of Lieutenant George G. Meade, the evolution of lighthouse technology, and the specific duties of Barnegat Lighthouse’s keepers. A large panel entitled “Save Barnegat Light” focuses attention on efforts of the local community and federal, state, and local governments to protect the lighthouse from erosion and ultimate destruction.

Visitors can learn about the changing nature of the coastline and the natural environment that surrounds the lighthouse, including Barnegat Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the maritime forest. A gallery of historic photographs provides a glimpse of life at a lighthouse on the Jersey Shore in bygone days. These images portray the lure of the bay and the many ways people have used and enjoyed the resources of this region. For the hours of operation, please call the park office at (609) 494-2016.

Maritime Forest Trail

One of the last remnants of maritime forest on Long Beach Island is found at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. The forest, which is dominated by Black Cherry, Sassafras, Eastern Red Cedar, and American Holly, is an important resting and feeding area for migratory birds on their long journey to and from their breeding sites. The trail is a 1/5-mile long, self-guided loop through this unique environment.

Fishing

Saltwater anglers have access to the bulkhead along the picnic area where they can catch striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, summer flounder, tautog, winter flounder, and black sea bass. The picnic area as well as the 1,033-foot concrete walkway with handrails on top of the south jetty along Barnegat Inlet provides fishing access for people with disabilities.

Birding

The park is perfect for observing the many species of migrating waterfowl during the spring and fall. Shorebirds and wading birds, including blackcrowned night herons, snowy egrets, and brown pelicans, can also be seen. May and October are the best times of year to view migrating waterfowl.

Picnicking

Picnic tables are located along Barnegat Inlet where visitors can picnic, relax, and observe the waterway. Two picnic shelters with tables are also provided. Visitors who enjoy sunbathing and fishing can picnic on the sand along the jetty. Fires, propane stoves, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. u

Information courtesy of New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnegatlighthousestatepark.html

LONG BEACH ISLAND & SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY

A. PAUL KING COUNTY PARK

2 West Bay Avenue (junction of Routes 9 and 72), Stafford Township 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090 www.oceancountyparks.org

Situated on lovely Manahawkin Lake, this 48-acre park lies nestled in the heart of Stafford Township. It offers a variety of recreation possibilities, including beach volleyball, a brightly colored children’s playground, a large picnic area shaded by a stand of pines, and a protected sandy swimming beach open from mid-June through Labor Day. Basketball court, horseshoes, fishing, canoe/kayak/paddleboard launch, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

Branch Trail.

BARNEGAT BRANCH TRAIL COUNTY PARK

Burr Street in Barnegat Township to Station Drive in Lacey Township 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org

On October 15, 2007, the Barnegat Branch Trail was officially opened to the public. This “rail-totrail” project follows the abandoned Barnegat Branch Division of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The trail is made up of several phases, and will stretch 15.6 miles from Barnegat to Toms River once completed. The paved trail offers wonderful views of nature and wildlife and is perfect for walking, hiking, biking, and in-line skating. The following sections are complete: Phases I, II, IV, and V: 7.8 miles, from Burr Street in Barnegat to Musket Road in Lacey, with parking in Barnegat on Memorial Drive and Barnegat Boulevard; in Ocean Township on Country Lane and Railroad Avenue; and in Lacey on Old Shore Road, Taylor Lane, and Lacey Road/Railroad Avenue. Phases III, VI, and VII: 3.25 miles, from South Street in Lacey to Hickory Lane in Berkeley Township, with parking in Lacey on South Street;

in Berkeley Township at William J. Dudley Park on Route 9, Serpentine Drive and Princeton Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Maryland Avenue, and Railroad Avenue and Hickory Lane. Municipal Trail: 1 mile, from Railroad Avenue to Atlantic City Boulevard in Beachwood, with parking in Beachwood on Halliard Avenue and Route 166.

BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK

Route 72, Long Beach Island (732) 494-2016

www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/ barnegatlighthousestatepark.html www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org

A one-time hideout of Captain Kidd and his pirates, this panoramic beach now offers fishing, swimming, trails, birding, and picnicking. Historic “Old Barney” lighthouse is here, too, and you can learn the story behind the lighthouse at the Interpretive Center. The park is open daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The Lighthouse is open daily 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Lighthouse admission is free except Memorial Day - Labor Day, ages 12 and older: $3.; children 6 to 11: $1.

BAYVIEW PARK

68th Street and Long Beach Boulevard Brant Beach, (609) 361-1000

BEACH HAVEN VETERANS BICENTENNIAL PARK

100 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven

Traditional Victorian park located in the historic district of Beach Haven. Free outdoor summer concerts.

CEDAR BRIDGE TAVERN HISTORIC SITE

200 Old Halfway Road

Barnegat Township, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 929-5769

www.oceancountyparks.org

The newly renovated Historic Cedar Bridge Tavern, located on 5 acres and surrounded by the Bass River State Forest, dates back to 1816; however, the history of the site reaches back much further. It is rumored that the last skirmish of the American Revolution occurred here on December 27, 1782. A ceremony commemorating this event is held at the site each year on the Sunday closest to December 27. Due to its more than two hundred year history as a hub for locals and a crossroads for travelers, the tavern is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The tavContinued on page 58

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ern and property stand as a historical showpiece in the Ocean County park system. Visitors, including school and group tours, are welcome to visit the landmark tavern and experience its role in history. Open year-round. Check website for hours.

CLOVERDALE FARM COUNTY PARK

34 Cloverdale Road, Barnegat 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org

Get acquainted with this tucked away, 90-acre jewel, the newest park in the Ocean County system. A former cranberry bog and tree farm, the natural beauty of the park lends itself to a unique 1.4-mile self-guided nature trail that meanders through the farm and into undisturbed woodlands offering an escape from every day life. Also on the grounds are original buildings from the Collins’ family farm, dating back to the early 1900s. The Nature Center, opened in May 2015, contains exhibits that highlight the natural beauty and historical significance of the park and is open on Fri., Sat., Sun., and by chance during the rest of the week.

The “Tip” Seaman County Park in Tuckerton is one of the sites of the annual Barnegat Bay Decoy and Gunning Show, this year on September 28 and 29.

ENO’S POND COUNTY PARK

330 East Lacey Road, Lacey Township

1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090 www.oceancountyparks.org

Eno’s Pond County Park opened in autumn 1998. Its 28 acres and surrounding area have a long and colorful history dating to the Colonial period. The observation decks overlook Eno’s Pond (which was once used as a source for ice for a hotel on the site) and are a good vantage point for viewing some of the pond’s residents and visitors. Eno’s Pond County Park is adjacent to part of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Lacey Extension, and both entities are working to develop a trail system between the two properties. Conservation area, observation decks, nature trails, open playing fields, volleyball, playground, picnic area/grills, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

FREEDOM FIELDS COUNTY PARK

1160 Route 539, Little Egg Harbor Township, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org

Active recreation is the theme at this park. Soccer, softball, and baseball fields have been developed to meet the needs of the expanding population of southern Ocean County. Picnic areas, hiking trails, restrooms.

THE LIGHTHOUSE CENTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION

7th Street and Navajo Drive

Waretown, (609) 698-8003

www.experiencebarnegatbay.org

Owned by the Division of Fish and Wildlife and situated on 194 acres of diverse coastal habitat adjacent to Barnegat Bay in Ocean Township, there are a variety of opportunities to explore the maritime forest, salt marsh, two tidal streams, and a freshwater impoundment on this unique site. Wildlife viewing opportunities exist for shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, and woodland wildlife including fiddler crabs, songbirds, otter, turtles, deer, and fox. The Lighthouse Center is the perfect setting for groups to truly experience the natural wonders of Barnegat Bay through hands-on and meaningful contact with its resources.

LOCHIEL CREEK COUNTY PARK

Barnegat Boulevard North (westbound side), Barnegat 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.oceancountyparks.org

Opened in 2014, this hidden gem covers over 177 acres of forests and wetlands. The entrance road winds among pines and blueberries into a quiet and pristine setting. Amenities include a comfort station with restrooms, ample parking, and a 1.75mile marked nature trail. The trail highlights the park’s diversity as it meanders through rolling hills that are relic sand dunes from a time when the area was a prehistoric beach. The trail also crosses Lochiel Creek, the park’s namesake, which harbors populations of federally threatened wildflowers and strange carnivorous plants. Along with native orchids and wetland shrubs, there are plenty of wildflowers to see throughout the growing season. The parking area also serves as a trailhead where visitors can access the 6.5 contiguous miles of the Barnegat Branch Trail via a short connector trail.

PARKERTOWN PARK

Dock Road, Little Egg Harbor (609) 296-7241

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under the pavilion. The playground will provide hours of entertainment for the kids. Picnic tables, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

SOUTH GREEN STREET PARK

South Green Street Terminus

Tuckerton, (609) 296-5606

Drive out to the very end of South Green Street for a breathtaking view of Little Egg Harbor Bay. Children will have a great time at the playground. This is an ideal spot to crab and fish—bring fishing tackle and crab lines! Picnic area, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

STANLEY H. “TIP” SEAMAN COUNTY PARK

120 Lakeside Drive (Route 9)

Tuckerton, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.oceancountyparks.org

The 22-acre “Tip” Seaman County Park, located on the shores of Lake Pohatcong, is probably best known as the site of the Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show. This yearly two-day event in September draws exhibitors and visitors from the entire eastern seaboard and beyond and has been named as one of the top 100 events in North America. Just across Route 9 is Tuckerton Seaport, home of the Barnegat Bay Decoy Museum, which was formerly located at the park. Fishing, open play area, picnic area, playground, ADA accessible restrooms, small car top boat launch, Little League field, softball field, walking paths, basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts.

WELLS MILLS COUNTY PARK AND NATURE CENTER

905 Wells Mills Road (Route 532) Waretown, (609) 971-3085 or 1-877-OC PARKS www.oceancountyparks.org

Wells Mills has the distinction of being the largest park in the Ocean County Park System, with over 900 acres of pine and oak forest within southern New Jersey’s environmental marvel, the Pine Barrens. Miles of hiking trails, with varying degrees of difficulty, can be found here, including a visually impaired persons trail. The three-story Nature Center offers a great display floor, a library, and the third floor Elizabeth Meirs Morgan Observation Deck. Environmental programs and classes, with experienced naturalists, are held regularly. The annual “Pine Barrens Jamboree” held each October is an event not to be missed. Beautiful Wells Mills Lake has trails meandering around it, and is perfect for a leisurely stroll through the Pine Barrens. Bike trails, canoe rentals (seasonal), conservation area, fishing, Nature Center, open playing fields, picnic area, playground, restrooms. u

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BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE

Broadway and the Bay, Barnegat Light (609) 494-2016

www.njparksandforests.org/parks/barnegatlight housestatepark.html

More commonly known as “Old Barney,” the lighthouse is the New Jersey Shore’s most familiar landmark. The 172-foot tower, marking the entrance to Barnegat Inlet, was built in 1858. Climb the 217 steps to the top for amazing, breathtaking views from every angle. The park offers facilities for picnicking and fishing.

SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE

Off Route 36, Sandy Hook, (732) 872-5970 www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/sandy-hook.htm

rabilia. Open Sundays May - November, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; closed major holidays. Donations welcome.

TUCKER’S ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street (Route 9), Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868 www.TuckertonSeaport.org

Located near the tip of this seven-mile barrier peninsula is the historic Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Lighted for the first time on June 11, 1764, the octagonal tower was the fifth lighthouse in the colonies and remains the oldest operating lighthouse in the U.S. today. The Lighthouse was occupied by British soldiers during the American Revolution and was bombarded by cannons served by Patriot troops. It was also the sanctuary to local refugees who were sympathizers of the King. The park is open 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily, except by permit. The Visitor’s Center is open on weekends from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

SEA GIRT LIGHTHOUSE

9 Ocean Avenue, Sea Girt, (732) 974-0514 www.seagirtlighthouse.com

Tucker’s Island Lighthouse is a reproduction of the light that was built in 1868 on Tucker’s Island, a five-mile island off Long Beach Island that slowly disappeared into the sea between the mid-1920s and 1952. The island had residents, a school, two hotels, and a Coast Guard station. When you enter the building, look for photos of the original lighthouse as it collapsed into the sea on October 12, 1927. The lighthouse contains exhibits on New Jersey maritime history and the people who lived it, including the stories of shipwrecks, lighthouse keepers, and the U.S. Lifesaving Service. From the second floor, you can climb the forty-two steps to the top of the tower for a beautiful view of Tuckerton Seaport and Lake Pohatcong. Open Saturday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

TWIN LIGHTS OF NAVESINK

Lighthouse Road (off Route 36), Highlands (732) 872-1814 www.twinlightslighthouse.org

In March 1889, Congress approved funds for the establishment of a lighthouse to bridge the forty-mile gap between the Twin Lights Of Navesink and Barnegat Light. In July 1895, a site was chosen: Sea Girt at Wreck Pond, overlooking the Atlantic. One year later, on December 10, 1896, its beacon was illuminated. It would become the last live-in lighthouse to be built on the Atlantic Coast. Five station keepers manned the light from 1896 to 1940. A protector of those at sea, its original Fresnel lens focused the light from a kerosene lamp that could be seen for fifteen miles. During World War II, the Coast Guard patrolled the beaches and used the lighthouse to monitor the U-boat menace off the coast. Today, organizations use this preserved historic site as a meeting place, and schools visit for class trips. Inside are period furnishings, paintings, historic maps, local photographs, and lighthouse memo-

Twin Lights Of Navesink is a brownstone double lighthouse. This two-beacon light marked the western entrance to New York Harbor. The south tower became the first electrically operated lighthouse in the U.S. The present towers, rising 250 feet above the Sandy Hook Bay, were constructed in 1862. Though decommissioned in 1952, local organizations had a 500-watt blinker light installed in 1962 as a reminder of the Light’s heritage. Marconi conducted the first ship-to-shore broadcast here. The museum’s exhibit centers around the history of the Twin Lights, marine history, and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Grounds open daily 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Museum hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day: every day 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; September - May: Wed. - Sun. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Free admission to the grounds and museum. During the summer, the North and South Towers are open to climb for a fee: $5./adult and $2./ child. Tours: $12./adult and $2./child. Park and building hours can be affected by inclement weather. Call for current status.

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Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County, 67 - 69

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ALLGOR-BARKALOW HOMESTEAD AND BLANSINGBURG SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUMS

The Old Wall Historical Society 1701 New Bedford Road, Wall (732) 681-3806

www.wallnj.com/388/Old-WallHistorical-Society

The Old Wall Historical Society has restored and furnished the Allgor-Barkalow Homestead, a circa 1800 ten-room farmhouse; the Blansingburg Schoolhouse, a circa 1855 one-room schoolhouse; and the circa 1840 Morris-Allgor-Kittell Wheelwright Shop. A unique collection of vintage clothing is on display. Genealogy research. Special events. Open Sun. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

THE BAILEY-REED HOUSE MUSEUM

Squan Village Historical Society 105 South Street, Manasquan (732) 223-6770

www.manasquan-nj.gov/boroughhistorian/pages/squan-villagehistorical-society

The original section of this home was built in the late 1700s, with additions to the building over the next several decades. The museum

contains a circa 1850 parlor, a circa 1900 dining room, and the original part of the home is furnished in the 1700 period. The second floor has a circa 1850s furnished bedroom, a research room, a Manasquan room, a Nautical room, a “theme” room, and a general store where purchases are available. Behind the museum is the Carriage House/Barn. Recently restored, the beams in this out-building are the spars from the shipwreck The Thistle from the early 1800s. Open Mon. and Thu. 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM and on the second Sun. of each month 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Tours by appointment.

BAY HEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

1643 Bay Avenue (corner of Bay and Bridge Avenues)

Point Pleasant (732) 892-0223

www.bayheadhistoricalsociety.com

The 1867 Loveland Homestead houses artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, furniture, decoys and other treasures from the early years at the head of Barnegat Bay. Worthy of note are original Gerard Hardenburgh paintings and carved decoys by Kenneth Loveland, the Birdsall family, and many others. The museum’s wonderful collection of photographs, contributed by William C.

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“Sailboat Lineup, Harvey Cedars” by Susan Barnes Medford, NJ

Schoettle, is particularly noteworthy for its comprehensive look at the head of Barnegat Bay as it was in its heyday (the mid 1880s to about 1940). The Slade Dale Cottage is a tribute to a man who, as a youth, was a noted sailor in this area and who continued throughout his life to engage in memorable sea voyages and bay races. On display are several boat models that represent his life of adventure as well as the Emma C. Berry tender. The museum and Slade Dale Cottage are open to the public June through December on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Visit their website for more information and current hours and exhibits.

CHRIST CHURCH

380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury (732) 741-2220

www.christchurchshrewsbury.org

Serving an Episcopal congregation since in 1702, the 1769 Christ Church building was designed by colonial architect Robert Smith. A clock tower with bell was added in 1874. The church was used as a barracks during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a bullet hole in the steeple gilt ball and a musket ball embedded in the original pulpit. Many settlers of Monmouth County are buried in the graveyard surrounding the church whose earliest grave marker is dated 1719. Inside are a number of objects of historical interest. These include a 1716 “Vinegar” bible (famed for the misprints it contains), a Bishop’s chair carved by the parish clerk from a churchyard oak tree, the communion service given to the church by Queen Anne in 1708, and the Parish’s royal charter granted in 1738. The church is on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and is part of the Four Corners Historic District.

THE CHURCH OF THE PRESIDENTS

1260 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch

www.churchofthepresidents.org

In the late 1800s, Long Branch prospered and grew from the nation’s first seashore resort to the “summer capital of the nation.” Seven U.S. Presidents (Grant, Hayes, Wilson, Garfield, Arthur, Harrison, and McKinley) all chose to summer here and worship. In 1881, the St. James Episcopal Chapel was built and consecrated. Constructed in the traditional shape of a cross, its architecture resembles a cottage of the pseudo-Tudor design which was popular in the 1880s. Now the home of the Long Branch Historical Museum, it contains artifacts and memorabilia relating to Long Branch’s national historical role, the original altar, transepts, and part of the nave are preserved. While there, visit Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park on the corner of Ocean and Joline Avenues (732-842-4000). This 38-acre park was named to honor the seven presidents who vacationed in the immediate area.

COVENHOVEN HOUSE

150 West Main Street, Freehold (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org/ covenhoven-house

Built 1752-1753, Covenhoven House served as headquarters for British General Sir Henry Clinton before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. Open the second weekend of every month Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please call before visiting to confirm it is open.

THE GREAT HALL AT SHADOW LAWN

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch (732) 571-3400

www.monmouth.edu/wilson_hall

Monmouth University’s administration center is remarkable for its architectural and historic interest and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Located on the site of President Woodrow Wilson’s summer White House, which burnt down in 1927, the opulent 130-room mansion was built in 1929 as the private residence of F. W. Woolworth Company President, Hubert T. Parson. Originally known as Shadow Lawn and the Great Hall, in 1966 it was renamed Woodrow Wilson Hall. In the 1980s, it reverted temporarily to its former residential role when it served as Daddy Warbuck’s Fifth Avenue mansion for the filming of the John Huston musical, “Annie.” In 2020, the name reverted to its current identity. The building is open for self-guided tours when the University is in session, Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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HAVENS HOMESTEAD MUSEUM

521 Herbertsville Road, Brick (732) 785-2500

www.bricktwphistoricalsociety.com

Restored 1827 homestead of farmer and fish peddler Josiah Curtis Havens. See original 14’ x 15’ single room home plus 1846 addition created as a tavern and inn for stagecoach passengers. The homestead contains many historic items from our area. Open April - Oct., Sat. 10:00 AMnoon; Sun.: noon - 2:00 PM. Closed holidays.

HOLMES-HENDRICKSON HOUSE

62 Longstreet Road, Holmdel (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org/ holmes-hendrickson-house

This historic home was built circa 1754 in the Dutch vernacular tradition for a well-to-do farming family. Open the third weekend of every month Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please call before visiting to confirm it is open.

THE HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE

ALLAIRE STATE PARK

4263 Atlantic Avenue (Route 524) Farmingdale, Village: (732) 919-3500

Park: (732) 938-2371

www.allairevillage.org www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/ parks/allaire.html

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The Historic Village at Allaire is a non-profit, educational institution and outdoor history museum. Through collections, exhibits, and daily programs, the village presents events in the everyday lives of the inhabitants of Howell Works, an industrial community established between 1822 and 1850 when bog ore was smelted. The purpose is to create an understanding of the lives and times of the men, women, and children who lived and worked there. Grounds are open year-round. Hours: April - October: The village craft shops, historic homes, general store, and bakery are open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. November - December: The general store and bakery are open Friday - Sunday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The village craft shops and historic homes are open for special events only. January - March: The village craft shops, historic homes, general store, and bakery are open for special events only. See also “Allaire State Park” under “Parks & Recreation Areas.”

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF OCEAN GROVE

50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove (732) 774-1869

www.oceangrovehistory.org

Founded by Methodists as a camp meeting ground back in 1869, Ocean Grove, which is a National Historic District featuring Victorian charm, is still flourishing today for its original purpose. The Historical Society offers guided tours inside the quaint tent colony, visits to Centennial Cottage (open July and Aug. Tue. - Sat. 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM weather permitting) and the Great Auditorium, built to standards set forth in the Book of Genesis.

INFOAGE SCIENCE AND HISTORY MUSEUMS

2201 Marconi Road, Wall, (732) 280-3000

www.infoage.org

InfoAge is located in Wall Township at the site of the former Camp Evans, a World War II historical site and National Historic Landmark. It is home to over two dozen museums and exhibits as well as community groups and volunteer organizations. Part of InfoAge’s mission is the stewardship of Camp Evans and preservation of its heritage including the historic Marconi station and major WWII radar laboratory buildings as well as the development of an “Information Age Learning Center.” Visit the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the NJARC Museum in the Marconi Cottage. Enjoy an escorted tour of the Marconi Hotel, and see the WWII Living Memorial. They have ten rooms filled with computer, radar, radio, and shipwreck exhibits. Open Wed., Sat., and Sun. 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Admission: $12. (ages 13 and up); $8. (ages 4-12); younger children are free.

L. RON HUBBARD HOUSE

666 East Avenue, Bay Head

www.lronhubbard.org/heritage-sites/ bayhead-new-jersey.html

The home where Dianetics and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health stands fully restored today in Bay Head. Dianetics was published in Manhattan in May 1950 and soared straight to the top of The New York Times bestseller list. By the close of the twentieth century, it was the best-selling self-help book of all time and remains so today. Following meticulous restoration, Mr. Hubbard’s Bay Head residence stands today exactly as it did when he lived there. Through original artifacts, informative displays, and photographs, the home relates the origin of the book that followers of the religion say provides the means to release the full potential of the human mind. The birthplace of Dianetics is open for tours.

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LONGSTREET FARM AND HOLMDEL PARK

44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel Park Holmdel, (732) 946-3758 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

A living history farm located in Holmdel Park that maintains life as it was during the 1890s. Costumed interpreters work the farm as it was over a hundred years ago. Come see the 14-room farmhouse, live animals, agricultural fields, and barnyard! Activities, guided tours, and children’s programs are available. Open everyday except Christmas. The farmhouse is open only on weekends. Holmdel Park’s 572 acres features hiking and fitness trails, fishing and skating ponds, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, a sledding hill, and more.

The New Jersey Museum of Boating in Point Pleasant.

MARLPIT HALL

137 Kings Highway, Middletown (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org/marlpit-hall

This rare example of colonial architecture was erected in several stages. A one-room Dutch cottage was begun in 1685 by James Grover, Jr., and was greatly enlarged circa 1730-1750 by ‘Squire’ John Taylor, a prominent merchant. The house remained in the Taylor family until acquired for the Monmouth County Historical Association in 1936. It is furnished to reflect ownership from 1685 through 1820, with five rooms providing the time line. Open the fourth weekend of every month Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please call before visiting to ensure house is open.

MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD AND MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE

PARK

16 Business Route 33, Manalapan (732) 462-9616

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/ parks/monbat.html

This is where Molly Pitcher became famous during a Revolutionary battle. It was on the Monmouth Battlefield that General Washington and General

Sir Henry Clinton faced each other. This victory convinced the British that the revolutionaries were a force to contend with and not just a ragtag rabble. This is also the setting for the historic Craig House. Learn more about the rich history of Monmouth Battlefield through wayside exhibits located on Perrine Hill, Combs Hill, and the Hedgerow. Visitors center, birding, picnic areas, trails, and playgrounds. Sledding and cross-country skiing in winter.

MONMOUTH COUNTY

HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

70 Court Street, Freehold, (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org

Five 18th century historic houses have been preserved by the association. They include the Tavern Museum at Allen House in Shrewsbury, Covenhoven House in Freehold, the HolmesHendrickson House in Holmdel, and Marlpit Hall and the Taylor-Butler House, both in Middletown. Its headquarters in Freehold offers a fine library and museum featuring changing and permanent exhibitions. Museum hours: Wed. - Sun. 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thurs. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. The historical houses are open on a rotating schedule. Please call or visit the website for locations and times.

MONMOUTH MUSEUM

Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft (732) 747-2266

www.monmouthmuseum.org

The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963 as a Museum of Ideas, presents changing exhibits in the fields of art, history, and science to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. Changing exhibitions featured in the Museum’s Main Gallery and the Nilson Gallery present a wide variety of art in all media. Children will have exciting learning experiences in the popular Dorothy V. Morehouse WonderWing and Becker Children’s Wing. Located on the campus of Brookdale College. Admission: $10./person; children under two: free. Main Gallery and Nilson Gallery open Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sun. noon5:00 PM. Dorothy V. Morehouse WonderWing and Becker Children’s Wing hours: call or check website.

NAVY LAKEHURST HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Naval Air Station, Route 547

Lakehurst, (732) 323-6547

www.nlhs.com

The society staffs a Heritage Center featuring Naval Air Station Lakehurst’s amazing and distinguished history. Although the base will forever be remembered as the site of the Hindenburg disaster, it was

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also the nation’s first international airport and the western terminus for the commercial transatlantic flights of the German dirigibles Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin. The base was also home of a military lighter-than-air fleet including the rigid airships (ZRS-1) Shenandoah, (ZRS-3) Los Angeles, (ZRS-4) Akron, and (ZRS-5) Macon as well as many U.S. Navy blimps. In addition, the station has served as a center for research into aircraft ejection seats and carrier aircraft launch and recovery techniques. Many other significant events have taken place here, and there are extensive artifacts from its past on display. Tours include The Cathedral of The Air, The Hindenburg Crash Site, The Navy Lakehurst Heritage Center, The Ready Room, The POW-MIA Room, and Historic Hangar One. Due to security requirements, you must pre-register two weeks prior to your tour. To register: (732) 600-8055 or tours@nlhs.com. No walk-ins or additions to the group will be accepted on the day of the tour. Tours are held 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM. April - October: Every Wednesday and 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month; November - March: Every Wednesday and 2nd Saturday of the month.

NEW JERSEY MUSEUM OF BOATING

Johnson Brothers Boat Works Building 13, 1800 Bay Avenue Point Pleasant, (732) 606-7605

www.njmb.org

New Jersey’s only museum dedicated to the history of boating throughout the state. Its mission is to celebrate New Jersey’s rich boating history, preserving, presenting, and interpreting boats, marine equipment, and materials built and used on New Jersey’s waters. Exhibits bring to life famed New Jersey boatbuilders, fishing fleets, sail and motor boats, and important events in New Jersey boating history including the history of steamboats on New Jersey waters, the origins of the U.S. Life Saving Service along the Jersey Coast, the pound boat fishing industry, the sport of waterfowling, and more. Year-round programs include both guided and self-directed tours, and summer programs include boating safety, sailing classes, and boat building. Open Fri. - Sun. noon - 4:00 PM; May - Labor Day, Wed. - Sun. noon - 4:00 PM. Admission is free. Group tours and school groups welcome.

NEW JERSEY SHIPWRECK MUSEUM

At InfoAge Science and History Museums, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall (732) 456-5045

Email: info@njhda.org

www.njhda.org

The New Jersey Historical Divers Association’s New Jersey Shipwreck Museum contains artifacts recovered from area shipwrecks. The NJHDA identifies

wrecks by recording with video, taking photographs, obtaining accurate measurements, and recovering artifacts. The museum includes a time line of wrecks that are significant to New Jersey maritime history. Hands-on exhibits that teach aspects of science as they relate to shipwrecks and artifact recovery are also on display. Available for researchers are books, maps, plans, records, and photographs of shipwrecks. Open Wed., Sat., and Sun. 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Admission to InfoAge is $12. (ages 13 and up); $8. (ages 4-12); younger children are free.

OCEAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River (732) 341-1880

www.oceancountyhistory.org

Telling the stories of Ocean County since the time of the Lenni Lenape to the present day, the Ocean County Historical Society offers a Research Center, open Tues. and Wed. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM for historical and genealogical research. The Victorian Museum features docent-led tours of the collections of treasures in the Pierson-Sculthorp home Tues. and Thurs. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and the first Sat. of each month 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Trips to points of interest in the tri-state area as well as enjoyable and education programs are available to members and non-members.

POINT PLEASANT HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM

Point Pleasant Borough Hall 416 New Jersey Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-3091 www.pphsm.org

The Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum specializes in preserving photographs, maps, and other documents including early records from downtown businesses, meticulously compiled contemporaneous scrapbooks detailing the exploits of local men and women in World War II, and posters of baseball games played, vaudeville shows produced, and summer extravaganzas. Open monthly on the second Thurs. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or by appointment.

SPRING LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Spring Lake Municipal Building 423 Warren Avenue, Third Floor (732) 449-0772

www.springlakehistoricalsociety.org

The Main Gallery depicts the entire history of Spring Lake. Videos of special events can be viewed in the conference room. Special arrangements can be made for all history researchers. Open Thurs. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Sun. 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM or by appointment. Elevator available.

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THE STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE

508 Fourth Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 775-5682

www.aphistoricalsociety.org/history/ welcome-to-the-stephen-crane-house

Stephen Crane was not quite twelve years old when he moved to Asbury Park in 1883. He attended the Asbury Park Public School for two years and spent every summer of his teenage years gathering news stories in and around town for his brother’s news service. Before he left Asbury Park in the summer of 1892, he had written his first novel, Maggie, a Girl of the Streets, a dozen short stories called The Sullivan County Tales, and scores of newspaper articles. After living a bohemian life in New York City, his third novel, The Red Badge of Courage, earned him fame, but little fortune. He returned to write about Asbury Park in 1896, when he was a famous writer, commenting on the little city where he started his writing career. The house remained in the Crane family until 1899, and over the years went through several phases, including serving as a summer boarding house. Years of neglect, however, took its toll on the structure, and in 1995, it was slated for demolition. Neighbors Tom and Regina Hayes saved the house from the wrecking ball by purchasing and restoring it to serve as a community resource and small museum. Since then, the house has been the small venue for hundreds of literary, musical, film, and cultural programs, all dedicated to the memory of Stephen Crane and his very literary and artistic family. Call or check the website for programs and hours.

TAVERN MUSEUM AT ALLEN HOUSE

Historic Four Corners, 400 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org

Built circa 1710, this landmark structure sits at the northwest corner of the Historic Four Corners in Shrewsbury, sharing the intersection with Christ Church (1769), the Presbyterian Church (1821), the Shrewsbury Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Meetinghouse (1816), and the Shrewsbury Historical Museum. The Monmouth County Historical Association chose to furnish the building as a tavern to reflect its 18th century identity as the “Blue Ball Tavern” when it served as the very popular and “most noted tavern in Shrewsbury.” It also acted as one of the community’s vital social institutions, serving at times as a court room (where legal decisions were handed down by a visiting judge), a town hall, a post office, and a dance hall and gathering place. Open the first weekend of every month (Fri., Sat., Sun.) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Fee.

THE TAYLOR – BUTLER HOUSE

127 Kings Highway, Middletown (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org/taylorbutler-house

After their marriage in 1849, Joseph and Mary Taylor built this grand house on the family homestead in Middletown. Originally known as Orchard Home (and now called the Taylor - Butler House), construction was completed in 1853. The home reflected the wealth and status that the Taylors had achieved. Here they raised their two children, and the house was furnished with family heirlooms and treasures from the Orient imported by Joseph’s company. Their daughter, Mary, was the last Taylor to live here, and after her death in 1930, the house stood empty for about ten years until architect Henry Ludwig Kramer purchased it for his home and office. He lovingly restored the house. In the 1950s, George and Helen Butler purchased the property. The Butlers were noted for their community involvement and hospitality. Open the fourth weekend of every month Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please call before visiting to ensure house is open.

TOMS RIVER SEAPORT SOCIETY AND MARITIME MUSEUM

11 Hooper Avenue (East Water Street and Hooper Avenue), Toms River (732) 349-9209

www.tomsriverseaport.org

The purpose of this museum is to preserve the maritime heritage of New Jersey, particularly of the Barnegat Bay area. Wooden boats, restoration shop, and artifacts of the Barnegat Bay area are on display, including a reference library and Ship Store. Open Tues., Thurs., and Sat. 10:00 AM2:00 PM. Admission is free.

VINTAGE AUTO MUSEUM OF NEW JERSEY

Johnson Brothers Boat Works 1800 Bay Avenue, Building 13 Point Pleasant, (732) 899-0012 www.vintageautomuseum.org

The Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey is the perfect place for children and adults to admire vintage vehicles, classic cars, race cars, memorabilia, libraries, and more. Every vehicle on display has a plaque describing the mechanics of the vehicle and its history. Since the displays rotate every two months, guests can enjoy a new fleet of classic cars and a different experience every visit. Open Fri. - Sun. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

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LONG BEACH ISLAND & SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY

BARNEGAT HERITAGE VILLAGE

The Barnegat Historical Society

575 East Bay Avenue, Barnegat email: barnegat.historical@gmail.com www.facebook.com/BarnegatHistorical

The aim of The Barnegat Historical Society is to preserve the Barnegat Heritage Village, the old buildings and shops that house a collection of artifacts and records which tell the story of the village of Barnegat. The Heritage Village consists of four major buildings and three smaller structures dating from the late 1700s to early 1800s. The LippincottFaulkinburg House was the first building moved to the site. This house is dated by deeds to 1866, but is thought to be of 1700s origin due to its construction. The Edwards House was relocated to the Society’s property in 1976. This structure was traced by deed to 1813, but it is believed to have been built earlier by James Edwards, a friend and contemporary of George Washington. Colonial artifacts and furnishings are housed here. The Barber Shop, circa 1880, houses many local artifacts from the 19th century. There is also the newly restored, turn-of-the-century Butcher Shop. Among the three smaller structures are a corncrib and an unusual three-hole necessary. Call for hours.

BARNEGAT LIGHT MUSEUM

501 Central Avenue, Barnegat Light (609) 494-8578 www.BL-HS.org

Considered one of the best maritime museums on the East Coast, the Barnegat Light Museum features artifacts, replicas, and photographs depicting the history of Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, and the fishing industry. The museum, once a one-room schoolhouse for Barnegat Light, is now on the National Register of Historical Places. Open daily in July and Aug. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Open weekends June, Sept., and Oct. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Tours are available by appointment. The beautiful Museum Gardens are open all year.

BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE INTERPRETATIVE CENTER

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Broadway and the Bay Barnegat Light, (609) 494-2016

www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/ barnegatlighthousestatepark.html

Learn about the history of Barnegat Lighthouse and the wildlife that visits the area.

BATSTO HISTORIC VILLAGE

31 Batsto Road, Hammonton (609) 561-0024

www.batstovillage.org

Batsto Village is a New Jersey historic site administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks & Forestry. Located in Burlington County in the south central Pinelands, this site is nationally recognized for its historical significance and beauty. The roots of Batsto can be traced back to 1766. Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, with the Pinelands environment as the scenic backdrop. The iron mining village at Batsto, a principal source of ammunition for the Revolution, continued to produce iron through the nineteenth century. Traditional crafts are still practiced here, and you can enjoy the home of financier Joseph Wharton. Attractions include village buildings, gristmill, saw mill, visitors center, museum and shop, and nature center.

CEDAR BRIDGE TAVERN HISTORIC SITE

200 Old Halfway Road, Barnegat Township, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 929-5769

www.oceancountyparks.org

Historic Cedar Bridge Tavern, located on 5 acres and surrounded by Bass River State Forest, dates back to 1816; however, the history of the site reaches back much further. It is rumored that the last skirmish of the American Revolution occurred here on December 27, 1782. A ceremony commemorating this event is held at the site each year on the Sun. closest to December 27. Due to its two-hundredyear history as a hub for locals and a crossroads for travelers, the tavern is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The newly renovated tavern and property dates back to the 1800s and stands as a historical showpiece in the Ocean County Park System. Visitors, including school and group tours, are welcome to visit the landmark tavern and experience its role in history. Open yearround. Check website for hours.

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GIFFORDTOWN SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

35 Leitz Boulevard and Wisteria Lane

Little Egg Harbor, (609) 294-1547 www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org

The Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum dates back to 1884. The original one-room building was later enlarged to two rooms. All students from West Tuckerton and the Little Egg Harbor Township area attended through eighth grade, with four grades in each room. Pot-bellied stoves, fueled by wood and coal, provided heat, and a hand pump in the entryway (the Cloakroom) provided water. The school was in operation until 1951. Formally dedicated on August 7, 1982, the museum contains a large collection of artifacts relating to the Tuckerton (Clamtown) area, including documents from Ebenezer Tucker, Quaker memorabilia, antique furniture, and exhibits of the Tuckerton Railroad and the Tuckerton Wireless Tower. Open Wed. year-round 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (12:00 PM to 1:30 PM by appointment) and Sat. June - Labor Day 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

LACEY SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

Lacey Historical Society, 126 South Main Street (Route 9), Forked River (609) 971-0467

www.laceytownship.org/content/ 4714/3936/5098/default.aspx

This circa 1868 schoolhouse museum has displays of tools, utensils, furniture, and photos depicting local life in years gone by. Open mid-June - Labor Day, Wed. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Sat. 10:00 AM - noon.

LAKEHURST HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

300 Center Street, Lakehurst (732) 657-8864

www.lakehurst-nj.gov/index.php/ lakehurst-historical-society www.sites.google.com/site/lakehurst historicalmuseum

Community museum featuring local artifacts including railroad items and items from the Hindenburg as well as other artifacts of interest. Open Wed. and Sun. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

THE LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

Waretown Historical Society

182 Wells Mills Road (Route 532) Waretown, (609) 693-4177

or (609) 693-3304

www.waretownhistoricalsociety.org

A replica of an old Red Schoolhouse that was used from the mid-1800s to 1958. Collection of artifacts, photos, and genealogy information. Open Fri. in July and Aug. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and by appointment.

LONG BEACH ISLAND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM

129 Engleside Avenue at Beach Avenue, Beach Haven, (609) 492-0700

www.lbimuseum.com

This museum reveals life on Long Beach Island during the Victorian era. Come view their collection of early photographs ranging from the big hotel era to hurricanes that tore through the Island. The museum also displays an extensive collection of recovered shipwreck artifacts and documents the lives of the early Barnegat Baymen and seafarers. Admission: $5. per adult; children are free. Open daily July - Aug. 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM; Sat. and Sun. in June and Sept. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM and by appointment.

NEW JERSEY MARITIME MUSEUM

528 Dock Road, Beach Haven (609) 492-0202

www.NJMaritimeMuseum.org

Dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s rich maritime history, this beautiful museum’s two floors of exhibits feature shipwreck artifacts, an 1827 Aurora exhibit, a Morro Castle room, and a rare postcard collection. The museum also features a lending library, a New Jersey shipwreck database, and gift shop. WiFi Internet access and

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computer stations are available for use. Guest presentations are held throughout the year. Free admission. On-site parking. Handicapped accessible. Open all year. June - Aug. daily 10:00

AM - 4:00 PM; Sept. - May, Fri., Sat., Sun. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

THE NEW JERSEY SURF MUSEUM AT TUCKERTON SEAPORT

Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868 www.tuckertonseaport.org

Please refer to pages 23 and 48 and the listing for “Tucker’s Island Lighthouse” under “Lighthouses.”

Celebrate the history of New Jersey surfing and our surfing heritage at the New Jersey Surf Museum at Tuckerton Seaport. Canvases featuring photographs and text artfully tell the story of surfing in New Jersey’s past (beginning as early as 1912), present, and future. Learn the stories of those involved in the beginning and growth of surfing in New Jersey. Explore the close connection of surfing to the environment and the science of waves. Exhibits include a large collection of surfboards, memorabilia, surf art, and a surf simulator.

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY HERITAGE CULTURAL CENTER

Old Manahawkin Baptist Church corner of Route 9 and North Lakeshore Drive, Stafford Township www.staffordhistory.org/cultural.html

The Old Manahawkin Baptist Church is a Gothic Revival Church originally built prior to 1758. The grounds contain a site of a Revolutionary War skirmish in 1781 and a mass burial ground for numerous shipwreck victims. During the Revolutionary War, in the “Skirmish at Manahawken” between Captain Reuben Randolph’s Manahawkin Militia and John Bacon’s band of “Pine Pirates” or “Refugees,” wounded members of the Manahawkin Militia were treated and cared for in the church. Several veterans of the Revolution are buried in the cemetery surrounding the church. Owned by the Historical Society, the building is widely used as a meeting place and a depository for artifacts as well as for summer concerts and historical tours.

TUCKERTON SEAPORT

120 West Main Street (Route 9) Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868 www.TuckertonSeaport.org

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Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Family Owned for Over 40 Years

Full Service Resort

126 Rooms

Oceanfront

Indoor/Outdoor Pools

Private Beach

Kids Under 10 FREE

Billiards Banquets | Catering

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ACCOMMODATIONS

“Refractions In Blues” by Linda Ramsay Willow Graphics, High Bar Harbor, NJ

Hotels, Motels, and Bed & Breakfast Inns

This Accommodations Guide of select hotels is divided into four regions: Northern Ocean County, Southern Ocean County, Southern Monmouth County, and Northern and Western Monmouth County. Most listings include a website that will provide you with the information and photographs needed to plan your stay at the Shore.

NORTHERN OCEAN COUNTY

Bay Head

THE GRENVILLE HOTEL & RESTAURANT

345 Main Avenue, (732) 892-3100 www.thegrenville.com

Lakewood

HILTON GARDEN INN LAKEWOOD

1885 Route 70 West, (732) 262-5232

www.lakewood.hgi.com

Mention Point Pleasant Chamber at booking to receive a discount!

Point Pleasant

CRYSTAL POINT INN

3900 River Road, (732) 899-3444 www.thecrystalpointinn.com

Point Pleasant Beach

BROADWAY COURT MOTEL 304 Broadway, (732) 892-0850 www.broadwaycourtmotel.com

CASA DEL MAR 5 Ocean Avenue, (732) 899-5760 www.casadelmarnj.com

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POINT PLEASANT MANOR

310 Sea Avenue, (732) 899-7300 www.pointmanor.com

SAND PEBBLE MOTOR LODGE

905 Ocean Avenue, (732) 899-7712 www.sandpebblenj.com

THE TOWER COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST

203 Forman Avenue, (732) 892-2070 www.TheTowerCottage.com

THE WHITE SANDS OCEANFRONT RESORT & SPA

1205 Ocean Avenue, (732) 899-3370 www.TheWhiteSands.com

Please refer to our ad on page 70. The White Sands Oceanfront Resort and Spa is located along the Jersey Shore, which is so much more than just the ‘Shore’; it’s the place to experience the real and authentic home style that the shore brings. The Jersey Shore, and more particularly Point Pleasant Beach, is known for being family-oriented. Our hotel is family owned and operated, and offers many amenities including our award winning spa and wellness center. Other on-site amenities include two beach-side outdoor pools, a private beach, an ocean view restaurant, a cocktail lounge, fitness center, indoor pool, steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi. Within a five-minute walk you will find yourself on Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, which is a mile long and has a wide variety of attractions that will be perfect for the family! Attractions on the boardwalk include an aquarium, amusement park, arcades, games, mini-golf, batting cages, and sweet shops that will satisfy every sweet tooth. For adults, the boardwalk offers

nightclubs with dancing and live entertainment. So head to the Jersey Shore and start making everlasting memories with The White Sands!

WINDSWEPT MOTEL

1008 Ocean Avenue, (732) 899-1282 www.windsweptmotel.net

Seaside Heights

THE GLENDALE MOTEL

26 Lincoln Avenue, (732) 793-1433

www.glendalemotelseaside.com

SURFSIDE MOTEL

201 Ocean Terrace, (732) 793-1400

www.surfsidemotelseaside.com

Seaside Park

CHARLROY MOTEL

1601 North Ocean Avenue, (732) 793-0712 www.charlroymotel.com

Please refer to our ad on page 72. Here at the Charlroy, we cater to families and couples. A sparkling heated pool and spectacular ocean views greet you at our nicely renovated beachfront motel. All rooms have Wi-Fi, remote controlled flat screen TVs with over 100 channels, personal refrigerators, heat and air conditioning. Microwaves and table and chairs are in all large, family rooms. The third and fourth generation owners are here to welcome you and assure your stay is pleasurable. We offer complimentary beach passes to all registered adults with beach access across the street. We are one block from the boardwalk and walking distance to many fine restaurants. Enjoy coffee bar daily during the season and on weekends in the spring and fall. Ask about our couple rooms, two bedroom family suite, large family rooms, and family friendly efficiencies. Visit our website or call for reservations and like us on Facebook.

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Please refer to page 72; Map S6 Charlroy Motel OCEANFRONT ROOMS WI-FI • POOL NICELY RENOVATED PERSONAL REFRIGERATOR 1601 N. OCEAN AVE SEASIDE PARK, NJ (732) 793-0712 www.charlroymotel.com
Andrew F. Kazmierski Seaside Park boardwalk.

LUNA MAR MOTEL

1201 N. Ocean Avenue, (732) 793-7955 www.lunamarmotel.com

Toms River

CLARION HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

815 Route 37 West, (732) 341-2400 www.choicehotels.com

DAYS HOTEL BY WYNDHAM / TOMS RIVER JERSEY SHORE

290 Route 37 East, (732) 244-4000

www.TomsRiverHotel.com www.atlantisballroom.com

Mention Point Pleasant Chamber at booking to receive a discount!

HOWARD JOHNSON BY WYNDHAM / TOMS RIVER

955 Hooper Avenue, (732) 908-7694 www.wyndhamhotels.com

LONG BEACH ISLAND & SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY

Barnegat Light

NORTH SHORE INN

806 Central Avenue, (609) 494-5001 www.northshoreinn.com

THE SAND CASTLE BED AND BREAKFAST

710 Bayview Avenue, (609) 494-6555 www.SandCastleLBI.com

WHITE WHALE MOTEL

20 West 7th Street, (609) 494-3020 www.whitewhalemotel.com

Beach Haven

THE BEACH CLUB VICTORIAN

310 S. Atlantic Avenue, (609) 709-5051 www.beachhavenbeachclub.com

CORAL SEAS OCEANFRONT MOTEL

21 Coral Street, (609) 492-1141 www.coralseasmotel.com

THE ENGLESIDE INN

30 Engleside Avenue on the Ocean (609) 492-1251 www.engleside.com

THE GABLES

212 Centre Street, (609) 492-3553 or 1-888-LBI-GABLES www.GablesLBI.com

ISLAND GUEST HOUSE

207 Third Street, (609) 709-5791 www.theislandguesthouse.com

SEA SPRAY MOTEL 2600 South Bay Avenue, (609) 492-4944 www.seaspraylbi.com

THE SEASHELL RESORT & BEACH CLUB 10 South Atlantic Avenue, (609) 492-4611 www.seashelllbi.com

WILLIAMS COTTAGE INN

506 South Atlantic Avenue, (609) 492-7272 www.williamscottageinn.com

WINDWARD AT THE BEACH

200 South Atlantic Avenue, (609) 492-4468 www.windwardatthebeach.com

Beach Haven Gardens

THE BOULEVARD

13401 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 492-1235 www.theboulevardhotelnj.com

Brant Beach

DADDY O 4401 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 494-1300 www.daddyolbi.com

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Holgate

THE HIDEAWAY

5416 S. Bay Avenue, (609) 618-6414 www.thehideawaylbi.com

Manahawkin

HOLIDAY INN

151 Route 72 West, (609) 481-6100 www.holidayinn.com

Ship Bottom

DRIFTING SANDS

119 East 9th Street, (609) 494-1123 www.DSLBI.com

HOTEL LBI

350 West 8th Street, (609) 467-8000 www.hotellbi.com

THE ISLANDER MOTEL

1202 Central Avenue, (609) 494-6964 www.islandermotel.net

Spray Beach

SPRAY BEACH HOTEL

200 East 24th Street, (609) 492-1501 www.spraybeachhotel.com

Surf City

SURF CITY HOTEL

800 North Long Beach Boulevard (609) 494-7281 www.surfcityhotel.com

SOUTHERN MONMOUTH COUNTY

St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake.

Asbury Park

THE ASBURY

210 5th Avenue, (732) 774-7100 www.theasburyhotel.com

THE BERKELEY OCEANFRONT HOTEL

1401 Ocean Avenue, (732) 776-6700 www.berkeleyhotelnj.com

Avon-By-The-Sea

CASHELMARA INN BY-THE-SEA 22 Lakeside Avenue, (732) 776-8727 www.cashelmara.com

Manasquan

NATHANIEL MORRIS INN

117 Marcellus Avenue, (732) 223-1077 www.nathanielmorris.com

Neptune

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES NEPTUNE

3510 Highway 66, Neptune, (732) 922-9600 www.HIExpress.com/NeptuneNJ Mention Point Pleasant Chamber at booking to receive a discount!

Ocean Grove

THE QUAKER INN

39 Main Avenue, (732) 775-7525 www.quakerinn.com

Spring Lake

THE BREAKERS ON THE OCEAN

1507 Ocean Avenue, (732) 449-7700 www.breakershotel.com

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THE CHATEAU INN & SUITES

500 Warren Avenue, (732) 974-2000 www.chateauinn.com

THE GRAND VICTORIAN HOTEL

1505 Ocean Avenue, (732) 449-5327 www.grandvictorianspringlake.com

THE HEWITT WELLINGTON HISTORIC BOUTIQUE HOTEL

200 Monmouth Avenue, (732) 974-1212 www.thehewittwellington.com

SPRING LAKE INN

106 Salem Avenue, (732) 449-2010 www.springlakeinn.com

NORTHERN & WESTERN MONMOUTH COUNTY

Eatontown

CRYSTAL INN

170 Highway 35, (732) 542-4900 www.crystalinneatontown.com

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON

4 Industrial Way East, (732) 380-9300 www.hilton.com

SHERATON EATONTOWN

6 Industrial Way East, (732) 542-6500 www.sheratoneatontown.com

Freehold

RADISSON HOTEL FREEHOLD

50 Gibson Place, (732) 780-3400 www.Radisson.com/FreeholdNJ

Long Branch

OCEAN PLACE RESORT & SPA

One Ocean Boulevard, (732) 571-4000 www.oceanplace.com

Red Bank

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

245 Half Mile Road, (732) 530-5552 www.marriott.com

MOLLY PITCHER INN

88 Riverside Avenue, (732) 747-2500 www.mollypitcher-oysterpoint.com

OYSTER POINT HOTEL

146 Bodman Place, (732) 530-8200 www.mollypitcher-oysterpoint.com

Tinton Falls

QUALITY SUITES

Hope Road (3 Center Plaza), (732) 389-4800 www.choicehotels.com

SONESTA SELECT / TINTON FALLS EATONTOWN

600 Hope Road, (732) 389-2100 www.sonesta.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL / TINTON FALLS - EATONTOWN

700 Hope Road, (732) 544-9300 www.TintonFallsEatontown.DoubleTree.com

RED ROOF INN / TINTON FALLSJERSEY SHORE

Hope Road (11 Center Plaza), (937) 328-1567 www.redroof.com

HAWTHORN SUITES BY WYNDHAM / TINTON FALLS

90 Park Road, (732) 982-4901 www.wyndhamhotels.com

West Long Branch

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL AND SUITES

294 Route 36 East, (732) 542-1234 www.HIEWestLongBranch.com u

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The Murphy Kid says “Don’t Forget to Vote!” Dick LaBonté Prints Available at: The Jolly Tar 56 Bridge Ave Bay Head (732) 892-0223 Jersey Shore Moments 209 Hwy 71 Manasquan (732) 223-1334 ★ ★ Please refer to page 85; Map K5 & E4 PURRNPOOCHFOUNDATION.COM THE JERSEY SHORE LENDS A PAW TO ANIMALS IN NEED e Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is dedicated to providing nancial support and educational resources to non-pro t, no-kill animal rescue groups and organizations. Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals Learn more about our work at
At The White House” Dick LaBonté

ART • GALLERIES

Bay Head

THE JOLLY TAR

56 Bridge Avenue, (732) 892-0223

www.jollytarbayhead.com

ANCHOR & PALETTE GALLERY

P.O. Box 96, Bay Head, NJ 08742

info@anchorandpalette.com www.dicklabonte.com

Please refer to our ad on page 76.

The Anchor & Palette Gallery, Bay Head is online! All of the Dick LaBonté prints, representing thirty years of painting, are on display and available for sale at www.dicklabonte. com. Each painting on the site has a story and a detailed description, a combination of actual historical facts and LaBonté’s creative imagination. Some of the writings are from the artist’s book, Dick LaBonté - Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More (published by Jersey Shore Publications - see page 6.) The rest has been added based on several books about the Jersey Shore and other research. To quote the artist, “When you look at my pictures, you are not supposed to wear a serious expression. You are expected to smile, perhaps wistfully and with a sense of loss. Often while I paint, I laugh aloud. You have my permission to do likewise.” So please visit the website and enjoy memories of the Jersey Shore along with a little history. If you want to order, just click on the button under the print. Or, if you would prefer to make arrangements to pick up the print from one of our galleries, all of the information is on the website and in the ad in this magazine. Be sure to ask about Dick LaBonté originals currently available!

www.Facebook.com/JollyTarBH

Please refer to our ad on page 86 and our listing on page 83.

Manasquan

JERSEY SHORE MOMENTS

Fine Art Gallery & Custom Framing 209 Highway 71, (732) 223-1334

www.jerseyshoremoments.com

Please refer to the ad for “Anchor & Palette Gallery” on page 76.

Point Pleasant Beach

ANGRY FISH GALLERY

624 Bay Avenue, (848) 241-2744

www.angryfishgallery.com

JIM INZERO GALLERY

502 Bay Avenue, (732) 451-2666

www.jiminzero.com

Please refer to the ad for “Stella e Luna” on page 85.

The Jim Inzero Gallery is a warm, inviting venue located in the heart of downtown Point

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78 Please refer to page 79; Map R4 Please refer to page 79 We can help. 1307 Route 37 East Toms River 732-929-3636 Jane Cooper monoprints www.pictureperfectgalleryandframing.com S ea of choices? Specializing in Seascape, Landscape, & Real Estate Photography. Fine Art, Canvas Prints, Stationery & More! 732.600.8228 • www.davidturton.com

Pleasant Beach. The gallery, specializing in contemporary encaustic art, represents the work of Jim Inzero. His style includes landscapes, seascapes, abstracts, monotype prints, and jewelry. There is also a second floor gallery, located above Stella e Luna next door, that exhibits Inzero’s work and various artists.

Toms River

PICTURE PERFECT GALLERY

1307 Route 37 East, (732) 929-3636 www.pictureperfectgalleryand framing.com

Please refer to our ad on page 78. Our gallery offers originals, serigraphs, giclees, etchings, limited editions, and prints. We represent nationally known artists, as well as local artists Ann Hayes, Helen Harris, Theresa Troise Heidel, Sandra Blostein, Jay Blostein, Bernie Hubert, Mary Jo Austin, Lorraine Dey, and Virginia Perle. Local photographers include Tom Lynch, Joseph Imbesi, Frank Parisi, and Marc F. Picture Perfect has won multiple international framing awards since opening in 1980. Mirrors, needlework, flags, sports jerseys, medals, photos, diplomas, composites, invitations—whatever you’re framing, we make it special. Artistic touches, French mats, handcut or hand-painted mats, and painted bevels are our specialties. Employees are certified and experienced. A huge frame selection ranges from simple woods and metals to eco-friendly moulding to hand carved and hand gilded frames. Protect your art or needlework with museum glass for clear, UV protection. Restoration of paintings and frames and calligraphy services are available. Let us enhance your special envelopes with calligraphy. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday through Saturday.

Fine Artist

JUDY STACH

Represented by:

The Frederick Galleries 1405-1 Third Avenue, Spring Lake (732) 974-0376

Guild of Creative Art

620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury (732) 741-1441

WestWindFineArt.com, Walpole, NH (603) 499-6939

www.JudyStach.com

Judy Stach’s intimate understanding of life along the shore is reflected in her oil paintings of seascapes and landscapes, which come alive with children at play, sailboats breezing by, and gardeners lovingly tending to flowers. Her style is impressionist/realist, painting from both real life (en plein air)

and photographs. Her skills have been honed over 45 years, with influences from some of the greatest artists of our era as well as many masters of the past including Richard Schmid, Anthony Ventura, David Leffel, Timothy Thies, Joaquin Sorolla, and Anders Zorn. Judy’s paintings have appeared in group and solo shows, and she has won numerous awards throughout the country. Her paintings have also been featured in many magazines and books. Judy is a member of the American Impressionist Society, the Salmagundi Club, Audubon Artists, Plein Air Florida, and is the founder/co-president of Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast. She is also an instructor and mentor to other artists, giving workshops in New Jersey and Florida. Her collectors include individuals, corporations, national parks, municipalities, colleges, and hospitals and health care facilities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Photography

DAVID TURTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Please refer to our ad on page 78. With a flair for creating images that dazzle and captivate, David Turton’s photographs are well known to the locals and his work can be seen in retail stores along the Jersey Shore and online. Along with producing fine art, canvas, and panoramic photographs of Jersey Shore seascapes and landscapes, David also specializes in real estate photography. As an established realtor for more than twenty years, his photographs have helped him successfully market the properties he represents. Products featuring his shore photos include calendars, coasters, greeting cards, and more, which can be found at retail stores or ordered on his website. His regionally bestselling books, “Aftermath, Volumes I and II” about Superstorm Sandy in Ocean and Monmouth counties, were published and are available at Barnes & Noble, local book and gift shops, and online. (See page 6 and for more information.) David’s photographs have been recognized and published nationwide by The New York Times Homes Magazine, Jersey Shore Magazine, the American Red Cross, New Balance, and BuzzFeed. com among others. Over the past decade, the Asbury Park Press Reader’s Choice Awards have recognized David as the “Best” or “One of the Best” photographers in Ocean County.

ARTWORK AVAILABLE AT:

Manasquan: Jersey Shore Moments, 209 Highway 71, (732) 223-1334

Point Pleasant: Plethora Boutique, 3112 Bridge Avenue, (732) 899-9008

Point Pleasant Beach: Bree Ana, 715 Arnold Avenue, (732) 899-9408

Point Pleasant Beach: Opdyke Furniture, 308 Highway 35, (732) 892-2020 u

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636 Arnold Avenue Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-3535 www.goldfevercatchit.com goldfevercatchit@verizon.net We Specialize in Large Certified Diamond Sales and have a Great Selection in Stock, from 1.00ct to over 3.00ct All Diamonds are GIA Certified and Supreme Quality Pre-Owned Rolex Watches Watch Repairs, Restoration, and Waterproofing Custom Watch Accessories for All Your Timepieces Laser Eyeglass Repair Not affiliated with Rolex USA f ... Catch It ... Watch It Please refer to pages 83 and 84; Map N5

STORES & SHOPS

Barnegat Light

HISTORIC VIKING VILLAGE

19th Street and Bayview Avenue Barnegat Light www.vikingvillage.net www.vikingvillageshows.com

Bring the family to Barnegat Light’s Historic Viking Village. A visit will bring you back in time to the early days of a quaint fishing village. The tiny fishing shacks have been turned into little shops with something for everyone including art, antiques, gifts, clothing, candy, handmade wares, and nautical items. A fresh seafood market, gourmet coffee bar, produce stand, and seafood takeout may also tempt your palate. Take a free one hour tour to learn how the fishing industry works (Fridays, July and August, 10:00 AM). Viking Village holds three Arts & Crafts Shows (5-30, 7-14, 9-1), two Antique & Collectible Shows (8-4 and 9-15), and Santa’s Viking Christmas Village (11-30). All shows are free to the public. Visit the shops and watch the scallop boats, longliners, and gillnetters unload their fresh, abundant catch. Check out the Fishermen’s Memorial Statue celebrating the legacy of commercial fishing.

WILDFLOWERS BY THE LIGHTHOUSE

410 Broadway, (609) 361-8191 www.wildflowersbythelighthouse.com

WILDFLOWERS TOO!

506 Broadway, (609) 361-1101 www.wildflowersbythelighthouse.com

Bay Head

CANDY CABANA

AT BURKE’S MARKET & FINE SPIRITS 33 Mount Street, (732) 899-0068 www.burkesmarket.com

Please refer to our ad on page 91 and our listing on page 94.

A candy and clothing store—and much more! Candy, classic candies, chocolates, fudge, fair trade items, toys, beach essentials, and more! Plus clothing and accessories—T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jewelry, gifts, and more!

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“Bay Head” by Tine Kirkland Graham See The Jolly Tar, page 83.
82 Please refer to page 87; Map N5 BRIGGS TRANSPORTATION Serving Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Boro, Bay Head, and Mantoloking as well as Northern Ocean and Southern Monmouth Counties For All Of Your Transportation Needs: • Reliable, safe, private car service • Consistent, competitive pricing • Local taxi service • Service to all airports and RR stations too! • Fleet of black cars and vans for shuttle or large groups • Wheelchair accessible vehicles 732-892-1313 or 732-892-0465 www.briggstransportation.com Call Briggs—your local and experienced transportation company who has been servicing the Jersey Shore for more than 60 years! Briggs will take you anywhere you want to go! CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Open 7 days-a-week, year-round. Evening hours. 715 Arnold Avenue Downtown Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-9408 featuring Summer Essentials… dresses, tees, cover-ups, tanks…cases full of sterling silver jewelry… Specializing in the latest trends in clothing, jewelry, and accessories at the Jersey Shore. Please refer to page 83; Map N5

THE JOLLY TAR

56 Bridge Avenue, (732) 892-0223

www.jollytarbayhead.com www.Facebook.com/JollyTarBH

Please refer to our ad on page 86.

The Jolly Tar has been the favorite gift shop of the Jersey Shore since 1927. This versatile shop features exceptional gifts for everyone and now includes an exciting array of great clothing with a sophisticated edge. A fun collection of Christmas items and artful one-of-a-kind creations add to the appeal while our expertise in bridal and party planning continues to be a highlight. The unique art of Dick LaBonté, along with other New Jersey artists in our Anchor & Palette Gallery, is always of special interest. Since Storm Sandy in 2012, we have partnered with Newlin Homes, an exceptional design and build firm, to create outstanding homes in our area. For more information on gallery activities, artist receptions, and other public events at The Jolly Tar, visit www.jollytarbayhead.com or find us on Facebook.

Beach Haven

AMERICANA BY THE SEA

Schooner’s Wharf, 325 9th Street (609) 494-0656 www.americanabytheseashore.com

BAY VILLAGE

9th and Bay Avenue, (609) 492-2800 www.bayvillagelbi.com

SCHOONER’S WHARF

325 9th Street

www.facebook.com/schoonerswharflbi

Brielle

WILD BIRD SEEDS & SUCH

500 Union Avenue, (Route 71) (732) 528-4633

Please refer to our ad on page 86.

Wild Bird Seeds & Such is the only independently owned and operated shop in Monmouth county specializing in wild bird products and related gift items. Features include over two hundred styles of bird houses and squirrel resistant feeders, as well as accessories for their easy and convenient placement around your yard. Quality seed is available “by the scoop” or in four to forty pound bags. Most major credit cards accepted. Open Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM5:00 PM; Sun. 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Point Pleasant Beach

BREE ANA

FEATURING STYLES IN SILVER

715 Arnold Avenue, (732) 899-9408

Please refer to our ad on page 82. This Jersey Shore boutique has everything you need to dress and accessorize for summer fun! Breezy dresses, cover-ups, shorts, denim, statement jewelry, and so much more! Clothing lines proudly made in the USA. Cases full of our infamous sterling silver jewelry which include turquoise, amber, beach glass, and nautical jewelry, just to name a few. You will always find something special when shopping in this coastal boutique, whether you are looking for the perfect party outfit, chunky turquoise ring, or fun, comfy beach sweater! Trust us, your friends will want to know where you shop! We are open seven days a week, year-round with many evening hours. When you visit the Jersey Shore or are just shopping on your own downtown, come check out our shop. You will be happy you did.

DEENA’S

704 Arnold Avenue, (732) 899-0369

www.shopdeenas.com

Please refer to our ad on page 84. Unique, stylish, timeless, modern… From home décor to gifts, clothing, and accessories, Deena’s prides itself in being authentically trendy. Step into this chic Arnold Avenue store, and you’re immediately drawn into a timeless boutique filled with enduring designs featuring a modern flair of elegance and simplicity. Shop our locally made products or maybe you prefer something more global; we have that, too. You’re sure to find something fabulous you just can’t leave without! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @deenasnj. Deena’s—Authentically trendy, authentically you.

GOLD FEVER…CATCH IT

636 Arnold Avenue, (732) 892-3535 or (800) 540-3534

www.goldfevercatchit.com

Please refer to our ad on page 80 and our listing on page 84. We offer diamond, platinum, and sterling silver jewelry plus a wonderful selection of sea life jewelry by international designer Denny Wong. A large selection of vintage and antique jewelry. We sell GIA, AGS, and EGL certified diamonds at wholesale prices. Diamonds in all shapes and fancy colors. Jewelry repairs and laser eyeglass repairs done on premises. We buy gold, diamonds, and high-grade watches. Highest prices paid. Trusted in business for over forty years. Open seven days a week.

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GOLD FEVER…WATCH IT

636 Arnold Avenue, (732) 892-3535 or (800) 540-3534

www.goldfevercatchit.com

Please refer to our ad on page 80 and our listing on page 83.

Come see the largest selection of pre-owned Rolex* watches at the Shore, all serviced and refinished to new condition. Vintage and antique Rolex also in stock. Unusual and hard to find models are here to see. Rolex and Breitling accessories available. We broker all major watch brands. We buy all high-grade watches. We will waterproof and guarantee your watch the day it’s brought in. We have a certified watchmaker and a full watch service and repair facility on premises. Open seven days a week. *Not affiliated with Rolex, USA.

STELLA E LUNA

500 Bay Avenue, (732) 714-2221 www.stellaeluna.com

Instagram: @stellaelunashop

Facebook: stellaelunagiftshop

Please refer to our ad on page 85 and the listing for Jim Inzero Gallery on page 77. Celebrating 20+ years, Stella e Luna provides a unique one-stop-shopping experience in the heart of downtown Point Pleasant Beach. An eclectic variety of products are sold here including women’s apparel and accessories, jewelry and beauty products, children’s toys and books, and housewares including serving pieces, candles, rugs, and frames. Stella e Luna is an exclusive local partner with lines such as Brighton, Dash and Albert Rugs, and Mud Pie. This town-staple also has an art gallery featuring original works by local artist, Jim Inzero (www.JimInzero.com).

Open year round and everyday (except major holidays), Stella e Luna provides nationwide shipping and free gift wrapping. A must-visit shop in a beautiful town!

Ship Bottom

THINGS A DRIFT

406 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 361-1668

www.thingsadrift.com

Tinton Falls

PURR’N POOCH PET RESORT

86 West Gilbert Street, (just off the GSP exit 109), (732) 842-4949

www.purrnpooch.com

Please refer to our ad on page 87 and our listing on page 85.

Purr’n Pooch is an exceptional pet care resort with 50 years of experience, state-of-the art facilities, and grounds uniquely designed for the comfort and care of your pet. Purr’n Pooch understands that no two pets are alike and celebrates the uniqueness of each guest by offering a wide variety of services and amenities that include lodging, daycare, catteries, spas, grooming, training, swim parks, pet massage, individual and group play, aquatic exercise at our Wall Township location, and special guest services. With two central Jersey Shore locations in Tinton Falls and Wall Township, Purr’n Pooch is staffed 24 hours a day and open 365 days a year for your peace of mind and the enjoyment of your pets. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Gifts, Clothing & Accessories Gifts, Clothing & Accessories 704 Arnold Avenue Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-899-0369 Authentically Trendy /deenasnj @deenasnj info@shopdeenas.com shopdeenas.com Stores & Shops, Point Pleasant Beach continued from page 83 Please refer to page 83; Map N5

Tuckerton

THE SHOPPES AT THE TUCKERTON EMPORIUM

2 East Main Street (Route 9), (609) 296-2424 www.facebook.com/TheTuckertonEmporium

Wall Township

PURR’N POOCH PET RESORT

2424 State Highway 35 (1/4 mile south of the Manasquan Circle) (732) 528-8100 www.purrnpooch.com

Please refer to our ad on page 87 and our listing on page 84.

Hair & Nail Salons

THE SEA SPA & SALON AT THE WHITE SANDS

1205 Ocean Avenue (located in The White Sands Oceanfront Resort & Spa) Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 714-1220 www.theseaspa.com

Please refer to our ad on page 70 and our listing on page 86.

Pets

PURR’N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS

P.O. Box 7352, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Email: SaveLives@PurrnPooch Foundation.org www.purrnpoochfoundation.org

Please refer to our ad on page 76. Too often we hear about the millions of unwanted animals killed in shelters across the country each year. Fortunately, there are selfless, passionate individuals quietly saving lives—hands-on, one animal at a time. With pure hearts, boundless energy and few resources, they work day in and day out to rescue animals in distress, heal their wounds, restore their confidence, and teach them to trust and love again. The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is committed to helping these unsung heroes pursue their missions. Regardless of species served, the Foundation provides financial support and educational resources to non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organizations. Visit purrnpoochfoundation.org for more information.

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DEBORAH (SMITH) VALENTE

RE/MAX Bay Point, Realtors

526 Bay Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach

Cell: (908) 278-2758

Office: (732) 899-3338

Email: dvalente@jerseyshoreliving.com www.jerseyshoreliving.com

Please refer to our ad on page 69.

Deborah (Smith) Valente is a professional sales associate for RE/MAX Bay Point, Realtors. A lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore, Debbie possesses an intimate knowledge of the local market and offers an exceptional level of service and professionalism. Debbie utilizes her marketing background to identify the unique value of a property in order to effectively develop a successful sales strategy. The RE/MAX Bay Point, Realtors affiliation provides extensive internet presence, as well as access to the finest marketing materials available in the industry. If you are contemplating buying, selling, or renting, or would like to discuss market values, new FEMA regulations, contractor referrals, or interest rates, please contact Debbie.

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THERAPEUTIC TOUCH

92 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head (732) 899-0920

www.TherapeuticTouchNJ.com

Please refer to our ad on page 59. For 35 years, Therapeutic Touch has been a leader in HEALTH & WELLNESS, earning the reputation as the most popular haven for relaxation and rejuvena tion at the Jersey Shore. Nestled in the heart of Bay Head, we’ve created a boutique spa/sanctuary with a casual, beachy vibe specializing in MASSAGE & NATURAL HEALING with various forms of hands-on therapy. Whether you’re feeling the effects of stress, healing from an injury or illness, looking to maximize your athletic performance, or you just want a pampering spa experience, our award winning, outstanding team of massage therapists is here to support you in achieving your health & wellness goals. Join us for BEACH YOGA Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. SPA open by appointment 7 days.

Taxi & Limousine Service

BRIGGS TRANSPORTATION

1104 Richmond Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-0465 or (732) 892-1313

www.briggstransportation.com

Please refer to our ad on page 82. Call Briggs—your local and experienced transportation company who has been servicing the Jersey Shore for more than 60 years! Serving Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Boro, Bay Head, and Mantoloking as well as northern Ocean and southern Monmouth counties. Briggs will take you anywhere you want to go! Reliable, safe, private car service and consistent, competitive pricing for all of your transportation needs. Briggs offers a fleet of black cars, vans for shuttle or large groups, local taxi service, and wheelchair accessible vehicles for non-emergency medical transportation. Service to all airports and RR terminals too! Credit cards accepted. Gift cards available. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. u

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DINING OUT & FOOD

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties, 89 - 94

Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County, 95 - 97

NORTHERN OCEAN & MONMOUTH COUNTIES

▲Restaurants & Nightlife Bay Head

Ocean & Monmouth Counties

B2 BISTRO & BAR

www.b2bistro.com

Red Bank: 141 Shrewsbury Avenue, (732) 268-8555

Bayville: 125 Bayview Avenue, (732) 269-3000

Point Pleasant Beach: 709 Arnold Avenue, (732) 295-0709

Toms River: 1250 Hooper Avenue, (732) 797-2570

North Brunswick: 230 Washington Place, (732) 297-3803

West Reading, PA: 701 Reading Avenue, (610) 898-4314

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

www.JerseyMikes.com

CHARLIE’S OF BAY HEAD

72 Bridge Avenue, (732) 295-1110

www.charliesofbayhead.com

Please refer to our ad on page 88. Charlie’s Of Bay Head is the perfect yearround spot to meet family or friends to enjoy a Contemporary American menu showcasing seasonal and local foods. Relax at their large bar serving twenty craft beers on tap, hand crafted cocktails, and premium wines from their extensive list. Charlie’s bar features several wide-screen TVs for all major sporting events. Sunset views over Twilight Lake can be enjoyed from their first and second floor dining rooms as well as on an outdoor dining deck. Or cozy up to the fireplace in the lounge area next to the bar. For special occasions—showers, birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations—

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Charlie’s second-floor dining room offers a private, upscale ambience for up to seventy-five guests. Also on this floor is their state-of-the-art wine room, featuring an Old World barrel-vaulted brick ceiling and custom, temperature-controlled wine storage cabinets, which is available for tastings and smaller private events for up to thirty guests. Some of the dishes featured on Charlie’s extensive menu are Atlantic seafood and East Coast Oysters, as well as local specialty food products. Additionally, Charlie’s features multiple cuts of Prime Angus Beef and a variety of poultry, fish, and game as well as vegetarian options. Homemade pastries and ice cream made on site by their award winning pastry chef will make a sweet ending to a sublime Shore dining experience. And remember a Gift Card to Charlie’s makes the perfect gift. Visit their website at www.charliesofbayhead. com for complete menus and event information.

THE GRENVILLE HOTEL & RESTAURANT

345 Main Avenue, (732) 892-3100 www.thegrenville.com

Brick

VILLA VITTORIA

2700 Hooper Avenue, (732) 920-1550 www.villavittoria.com

WINDWARD TAVERN

292 Princeton Avenue (732) 892-WIND (9463) www.windwardtavern.com

Please refer to our ad on page 93. Windward Tavern is pleased to provide a familyfriendly environment where our guests can relax, socialize, and enjoy great food with neighbors and friends. Enjoy a meal inside in our main dining room or bar. Or, weather permitting, on our new outdoor patio. Live Music most weekends in our Back Yard. Grilled steaks and burgers, fresh seafood, pasta, salads, and a variety of sandwiches. Kid’s menu. Chef prepared Daily Specials. Sports fans catch a game on one of our eleven flat-screen TVs. Open every day from 11:30 AM. Package goods available. Check our website for up-to-the-minute info.

Brielle

JIMMY’S CUCINA

301 Union Avenue, (732) 528-5566 www.jimmyscucina.com

MARINER’S COVE RESTAURANT 712 Union Avenue, (732) 528-6023

RIVER QUEEN

Paddle Boat 800 Ashley Avenue, (732) 528-6620 www.riverboattour.com

9TH AVE PIER

905 Highway 35, (732) 749-3800 www.9thavepier.com

ANCHOR TAVERN

713 Main Street, (732) 280-2266 www.anchortavernnj.com

KLEIN’S FISH MARKET, WATERSIDE CAFÉ & TIKI BAR

708 River Road, (732) 681-1177 www.kleinsfish.com

MARINA GRILLE

905 Highway 35, (732) 894-3211 www.marinagrillenj.com

Freehold

THE CABIN RESTAURANT

984 Route 33, (732) 462-3090 www.thecabinnj.com

ESCONDIDO MEXICAN CUISINE & TEQUILA BAR

402 West Main Street, (732) 577-0200 www.escondidonj.com

MOORE’S TAVERN & SPORTS BAR

402 West Main Street, (732) 863-0555 www.moorestavern.com

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CHARLIE’S OF LINCROFT

700 Newman Springs Road, (732) 812-4500

www.charliesoflincroft.com

Manasquan

GREEN PLANET COFFEE SHOP

78 Main Street, (732) 722-8197 www.greenplanetcoffee.com

Point Pleasant Beach

THE ARK PUB & EATERY

401 Sea Avenue, (732) 295-1122 www.thearkpubandeatery.com

BERRITAZZA CAFÉ

506 Arnold Avenue, (732) 206-6334 www.berritazza.com

BROADWAY BAR & GRILL

106 Randall Avenue, (732) 899-3272 www.facebook.com/thebroadwaybarandgrill

CHIPPY’S

411 Boardwalk, (732) 295-2686 www.chippysboardwalk.com

FRANKIE’S BAR & GRILL

414 Richmond Avenue, (732) 892-6000 www.frankiesnj.com

GREEN PLANET COFFEE SHOP

700 Arnold Avenue, (732) 899-2201 or (732) 677-4722 www.greenplanetcoffee.com

JAKE’S CRAB HOUSE

312 Boardwalk, (732) 892-0097 www.tikibar.com

JIMMY’S CUCINA

201 Broadway, (732) 206-6040 www.jimmyscucina.com

THE LOBSTER SHANTY

83 Channel Drive, (732) 899-6700 www.thelobstershantynj.com

Specializing in Prepared Foods Fine Wine & Spirits Butcher/Deli

Fresh Local & Organic Produce Italian Specialties

Coffee/Espresso • Gelato

Open 7 Days for Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Dine-in • Outside Seating Catering

534 Main Avenue, Bay Head (732) 899-0068

www.burkesmarket.com eat@burkesmarket.com

Candy Store and More! Candy, Classic Candies, Chocolates, Fudge, Fair Trade Items, and Toys

Clothing & Accessories! T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Jewelry, Gifts, and more

33 Mount Street, Bay Head (connected to Burke’s Market)

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Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties: Dining Out & Food, Point Pleasant Beach continued from page 91

MARTELL’S TIKI BAR & LOBSTER HOUSE

308-310 Boardwalk, (732) 892-0131 www.tikibar.com

SEABASE LOUNGE

AT THE WHITE SANDS

1205 Ocean Avenue (located in The White Sands Oceanfront Resort & Spa), (732) 899-3370

www.TheWhiteSands.com

Please refer to our ad on page 70.

This hidden gem inside The White Sands is not only for hotel guests—area visitors and locals alike enjoy the menu of innovative Jersey Shore favorites and daily specials. Dine in the sports lounge or naturally lit, enclosed courtyard. A fully stocked bar offers signature cocktails, twelve selected craft and tap beers, and select wines. Two pool tables for your enjoyment. Open to the public. Happy Hour and daily specials.

SINNER’S STEAKHOUSE

20 Inlet Drive, (848) 232-1672

www.sinnerssteakhouse.com

STEWART’S DRIVE-IN

63 Broadway, (732) 295-2722

THE WHARFSIDE & PATIO BAR

101 Channel Drive, (732) 892-9100

www.wharfsidenj.com www.patiobarnj.com

Sea Girt

THE PARKER HOUSE

290 1st Avenue, (732) 449-0442 www.parkerhousenj.com

ROD’S TAVERN

507 Washington Boulevard, (732) 449-2020 www.rodstavernnj.com

SCARBOROUGH FAIR

1414 Meetinghouse Road, (732) 223-6658 www.sfseagirt.com

Spring Lake

THE BREAKERS ON THE OCEAN 1507 Ocean Avenue, (732) 449-7700 www.breakershotel.com

Toms River

NATURAL FOODS GENERAL STORE & VITAMINS

675 Batchelor Street, Grocery & TakeOut: (732) 240-0024

Vitamins: (732) 240-9320

www.naturalfoodsgeneralstore.com

Please refer to our ad on page 93 and our listing on page 94.

RIVER LADY CRUISES

One Robbins Parkway, (732) 349-8664

www.riverlady.com

Please refer to our ad on page 42 and our listing on page 43.

WATER STREET BAR & GRILLE

4 Robbins Parkway, (732) 240-4800 www.bakerswaterstreet.com

Banquet Facilities & Catering

BURKE’S MARKET & FINE SPIRITS

534 Main Avenue, Bay Head (732) 899-0068

www.burkesmarket.com

Please refer to our ad on page 91 and our listing on page 94.

JOE LEONE’S CATERING (Pick-Up Location)

650 Cincinnati Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 701-0001 ext. 4

www.joeleones.com

Please refer to our ad on page 88 and our listings on page 94.

Joe Leone’s Catering enjoys a proud tradition of award winning, off premise, á la carte style Catering Services within the social and corporate markets of Monmouth and Ocean counties. Pick-up available. Planning services include: menu selection, item description and specification, portioning recommendations, item customization, and referrals for rental and staffing services. Let us put our years of experience to work for you. Exceptional food deserves exceptional personalized service and planning. Contact our Catering Office today and allow our knowledgeable representatives the privilege to assist you. Visit us at our Point Pleasant Beach retail location or by phone to plan your next occasion or holiday event. Our team looks forward to serving you!

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THE SUNSET BALLROOM

81-83 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach (732) 899-6700

www.thesunsetballroom.com

THE WHITE SANDS BANQUETS & CATERING

The White Sands Oceanfront Resort & Spa, 1205 Ocean Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-3370 ext. 1731

www.TheWhiteSands.com

Please refer to our ad on page 70. Looking for the perfect place to host your next event or party? Dreaming of the perfect beachfront wedding? Hosting a business conference and need to impress? Let The White Sands Banquets and Catering team assure your success with our outstanding culinary performance, expert party planners, and exceptional guest service with onsite amenities. The Crystal Ballroom is located inside the main building of The White Sands Oceanfront Resort & Spa, offering convenience and comfort for your overnight guests. The Sea Spa and Salon is equipped to relax, refresh, and renew in preparation for your event. The Seabase Lounge is the central hub of the hotel, a place to meet, greet, drink, and eat—and the perfect location for pre-and-post party gatherings. We are here to provide you the ultimate destination for all your party planning needs. Start making everlasting memories with us!

Candy Store

CANDY CABANA AT BURKE’S MARKET & FINE SPIRITS

33 Mount Street, Bay Head (732) 899-0068

www.burkesmarket.com

Please refer to our ad on page 91 and our listing on page 94.

A candy and clothing store—and much more! Candy, classic candies, chocolates, fudge, fair trade items, toys, beach essentials, and more! Plus clothing and accessories—T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jewelry, gifts, and more!

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Please refer to page 90; Map O4 Please refer to page 94; Map R3 Grilled Steaks & Burgers Fresh Seafood Pasta • Salads Sandwiches • Kidʻs Menu Daily Dinner Specials Outdoor Dining 11 Flat Screen TVs for Sports Open 11:30 AM 292 Princeton Avenue, Brick (732) 892-9463 www.windwardtavern.com ✯ ✯ & VITAMINS Over 40 Years in Toms River! Complete Line of Organic Groceries, Organic Produce, Homemade Baked Goods, Take-Out, Supplements, & Body Care Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-7 Wed. 10-8 • Sat. & Sun. 10-5 675 Batchelor Street, Toms River (off Rt. 37) Grocery & Take Out: 732-240-0024 Vitamins: 732-240-9320 www.naturalfoodsgeneralstore.com Anna Pustynnikova

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Gourmet & Specialty Food Markets

BURKE’S MARKET & FINE SPIRITS

534 Main Avenue, Bay Head (732) 899-0068

www.burkesmarket.com

Email: eat@burkesmarket.com

Please refer to our ad on page 91 and our listings on pages 93, 92 and below. Come visit this gourmet market in Bay Head and enjoy exceptional food, spirits, coffee, delicious desserts, and gelato. Their passion is in the preparation of outstanding foods and sharing their carefully curated market selections with their guests and customers. Burke’s specializes in prepared foods and offers fine wine and spirits, a butcher/deli, fresh local and organic produce, Italian specialties, coffee/espresso, gelato, gift items, and more. Let Burke’s cater your next party or event. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine-in or outside seating. Also, visit their candy and clothing shop next door, Candy Cabana, on 33 Mount Street. A candy and clothing store— and much more! Candy, classic candies, chocolates, fudge, fair trade items, toys, beach essentials, and more! Plus clothing and accessories—T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jewelry, gifts, and more!

JOE LEONE’S CENTRO MARKET

113 Main Street, Manasquan (732) 722-8512

www.joeleones.com

Please refer to our ad on page 88 and our listings below and on page 92.

Joe Leone’s Centro Market is a scaled reflection of our flagship store, Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties in Point Pleasant Beach. Centro Market is a satellite source for traditional Italian specialty items, homemade breads, handmade mozzarella, gourmet sandwiches, and restaurant-quality prepared dishes—all produced fresh daily. Built for convenience, Centro Market offers an array of choose-and-go sandwiches, salads, soups, sauces, dips, cheeses, and desserts for everything from the family meal to delighting guests. Handcrafted Gift Baskets & Gift Boxes and Gift Cards available. Open seven days. We invite you to visit us in person or always online for an unforgettable experience!

JOE LEONE’S ITALIAN SPECIALTIES

510 Route 35 South, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 701-0001

www.joeleones.com

Please refer to our ad on page 88 and our listings above and on page 92. Proud to call Point Pleasant Beach home for over twenty years, experience the Premier Italian

Specialty Destination at the Jersey Shore! Driven by a passion for culinary excellence and a commitment to quality service, our Point Pleasant Beach location is an award-winning Italian Specialty foods retailer, offering an expansive array of imported gourmet retail products, custom-built sandwiches, sauces, soups, salads, imported as well as domestic cheeses and ornate homewares. Produced fresh daily from scratch, our homemade breads, handmade fresh mozzarella, and restaurant quality prepared dishes represent the foundation of our proud reputation. Custom Gift Baskets, Handcrafted Gift Boxes, and Gift Cards are available for any occasion. Be our guest to experience our vision for excellence and witness our tradition of commitment to customer satisfaction and outstanding products. Challenge your senses, embrace the experience! Open seven days and always online at JoeLeones.com.

NATURAL FOODS GENERAL STORE & VITAMINS

675 Batchelor Street, Toms River Grocery & Take-Out: (732) 240-0024

Vitamins: (732) 240-9320

www.naturalfoodsgeneralstore.com

Please refer to our ad on page 93. Serving satisfied customers for forty years! Located just off Route 37 East next to Gateway Toyota. Natural Foods General Store features a full line of organic groceries, organic produce, homemade baked goods, take-out, Gluten free products, and pet food. Our Vitamin Store carries a large variety of supplements, body care, and aromatherapy. Find us on Facebook.

Ice Cream & Gelato

BURKE’S MARKET & FINE SPIRITS

534 Main Avenue, Bay Head (732) 899-0068

www.burkesmarket.com

Please refer to our ad on page 91 and our listing on page 94.

Wine & Spirits

BURKE’S MARKET & FINE SPIRITS

534 Main Avenue, Bay Head (732) 899-0068

www.burkesmarket.com

Please refer to our ad on page 91 and our listing on page 94.

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Barnegat Light

DAYMARK

404 Broadway, (609) 494-2100 www.daymarklbi.com

KUBEL’S

28 W. 7th Street and Bayview Avenue (609) 494-8592 www.kubelsbarnegatlight.com

VIKING FRESH OFF THE HOOK

Viking Village, 1905 Bayview Avenue (609) 361-8900 www.vikingfreshoffthehook.com

Please refer to our listing on page 48.

Beach Haven

BLACK WHALE BAR & FISH HOUSE

100 N. Pennsylvania Avenue and Centre Street, (609) 492-0025 www.blackwhalebar.com

BUCKALEW’S RESTAURANT & TAVERN

101 North Bay Avenue at Centre Street (609) 492-1065 www.buckalews.com

THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG

207 North Bay Avenue, (609) 492-3695 www.492fowl.com

THE ENGLESIDE INN

30 Engleside Avenue on the Ocean (609) 492-1251 www.engleside.com

THE GABLES

212 Centre Street, (609) 492-3553 or 1-888-LBI-GABLES www.GablesLBI.com

GAZEBO GRILL AND SUSHI BAR

325 9th Street, (609) 492-5811 www.gazebogrilllbi.com

TUCKERS TAVERN

101 S. West Avenue, (609) 492-2300 www.tuckerstavern-lbi.com

UNCLE WILL’S

3 South Bay Avenue, (609) 492-2514 www.unclewills.com

Beach Haven Terrace

THE BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT

13015 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 492-1997 www.thebeachhouselbi.com

CALIFORNIA GRILL & PIZZA

13308 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 492-1200 www.californiagrilllbi.com

Brant Beach

DADDY O

4401 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 494-1300 www.daddyorestaurant.com

Harvey Cedars

BLACK EYED SUSANS

7908 N. Long Beach Boulevard (609) 494-4990 www.blackeyedsusanslbi.com

HARVEY CEDARS SHELLFISH COMPANY

7904 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 494-7112 www.harveycedarsshellfishco.com

Haven Beach

BLUE WATER CAFÉ

113th Street and Long Beach Boulevard (609) 207-1300 www.bluewatercafelbi.com

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Manahawkin

BRAZZI WOOD FIRED TRATTORIA

601 Route 72, (609) 597-8161 www.brazzibrickoven.com

THE DUTCHMAN’S BRAUHAUS

2500 East Bay Avenue, Cedar Bonnett Island, (609) 775-9885 www.thedutchmans.com

ELEMENT RESTAURANT & BAR

635 Route 72 West, (609) 448-2172 www.element-restaurant.com

MUD CITY CRAB HOUSE

Seafood Grill and Market 1185 East Bay Avenue, (609) 978-3660 www.mudcitycrabhouse.com

THE OLD CAUSEWAY STEAK & OYSTER HOUSE

1201 East Bay Avenue, (609) 488-1327 www.oldcauseway.com

PIETRO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA

712 East Bay Avenue, (609) 597-6708 www.pietrospizzaofmanahawkin.net

North Beach Haven

STEFANO’S RESTAURANT

1814 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 492-1100 www.stefanoslbi.com

Ship Bottom

THE ARLINGTON

1302 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 494-8848 www.arlingtonlbi.com

THE GATEWAY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

227 West 8th Street (outbound causeway) (609) 494-2816 www.thegatewaylbi.com

HOTEL LBI

350 West 8th Street, (609) 467-8000 www.hotellbi.com

JOE POP’S SHORE BAR AND RESTAURANT

2002 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 494-0558 www.joepops.com

LBI PANCAKE HOUSE

2111 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 361-8108 www.lbipancakehouse.com

THE LOCAL MARKET & KITCHEN

604 Central Avenue, (609) 342-0061 www.localmarketlbi.com

RAIMONDO’S

1101 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 494-5391 www.raimondoslbi.com

SHIP BOTTOM SHELLFISH

1721 Long Beach Boulevard and 18th Street, (609) 494-0088 www.shipbottomshellfish.com

WOODIES DRIVE-IN

509 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 361-7300 www.woodiesdriveinlbi.com

Spray Beach

BEACH HAVEN FISHERY

22nd Street and Long Beach Boulevard (609) 492-4388 www.facebook.com/beachhavenfishery

THE DOCKSIDE DINER

2404 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 492-8466 www.docksidedinerlbi.wordpress.com

SPRAY BEACH OCEANFRONT HOTEL 24th Street and Oceanfront, (609) 492-1501 www.spraybeachinn.com

Surf City

NORTHSIDE BAR & GRILL

1500 Long Beach Boulevard (609) 494-3771 www.northsidelbi.com

SCOJO’S RESTAURANT

307 N. Long Beach Boulevard and 3rd Avenue, (609) 494-8661 www.scojosnj.com

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SURF CITY BISTRO, THE CLAM BAR, AND BISTRO SUSHI BAR

800 North Long Beach Boulevard (609) 494-7281

www.surfcityhotel.com

WALLY’S

712 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 494-1667 www.wallyslbi.com

YELLOW FIN

104 24th Street and Boulevard, (609) 494-7001 www.facebook.com/yellowfinsurfcity

Coffee Houses

HOW YOU BREWIN’ COFFEE COMPANY

14 W. 19th Street, Barnegat Light (609) 494-9391

8 N. Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City (609) 494-2003 https://howyoubrewin.com

Gourmet & Specialty Food Markets

THE CHEESE SHOPPE

615 N. Bay Avenue, Beach Haven (609) 833-4230

1800 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City (609) 494-4630 www.lbicheese.com

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unnoticed by everyone except those involved. He later claimed the somber thought urged him to revel in the bright summer day, and spend the afternoon boating with his fiancé.

Three: Horseshoe Crab

I first spotted the carapace during a nighttime walk along Barnegat Bay, as the tide was rising high and the moon hovered over the horizon. A glint of light off the wet shell caught my eye; black and domed, it had the look of a German World War II helmet. As I neared, I noticed the tapered spike protruding from one end, and realized it was a horseshoe crab—a throwback to the trilobites of Cambrian times.

I remembered how in high school I puzzled over a picture of a trilobite fossil in my outdated science textbook. I thought how much like the horseshoe crab it looked. Later, to my amazement, I discovered that the horseshoe crab goes back three hundred sixty million years—the creature thrived before the age of dinosaurs, before the continents drifted apart. Now I stood in wonder as the crab slowly dragged itself back into the bay and floated away in the moonlight, leaving behind only the straight track of its spiked tail and the scribble of claw tracks. She must have buried her eggs under the sand and the full moon, I thought. Only then did I fathom that I had just been witness to a primeval ritual, one that began eons before human beings and all their achievements and horrors. This might be as near to the eternal on Earth as I would ever come, I thought: sand, moon, stars, and the propagation of a prehistoric life form. Standing there, I stared into the moonlit bay, trying to spot the crab’s shining shell, seeing only the swell of endless waves rising out of the deep, deep night. u

Frank Finale is the author of the coffee table books “To The Shore Once More, Volumes I - III” and the children’s books “A Gull’s Story, Parts 1 - 3.” He is also coeditor of the anthologies “Under A Gull’s Wing” and “The Poets of New Jersey.”

“Three Encounters With The Natural” originally appeared in “To The Shore Once More, Volume II.” Please refer to pages 4 - 6 as well as www.jerseyshorebooks.com and www.frankfinale.com for more information about his books and appearances.

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Three Encounters With The Natural

One: The Snowy Egret

While leaving the Dutchman’s restaurant on Cedar Bonnet Island, I notice a lone diner in the Manahawkin Bay. A snowy egret, white as the foam on a breaker, takes small, erratic steps on reed-like black legs. Its tiny bead of an eye peers into the water, and its body hovers just above the bay’s surface, as still as a ceiling. Then, like a spring, the egret extends its S-curved neck and spears the bay’s sun-glittered surface with a long, pointed bill, leaving ripples as perfect as any Olympic diver’s. When it turns and faces us, I am amazed that its body seems as thin as a pair of scissors.

Nearby, swallows glide out from under the dark wooden pilings of the Long Beach Island causeway. With their fast flight and pointed wings, they skim the water by the egret for insects. A male mallard, with its glossy green head and yellow bill, sits huddled on the shore as the tide goes out, leaving behind a graveyard of clam shells, barnacled driftwood, the castoff carapaces of crabs, mussel shells, and seaweed. The rank smell prickles my nose. I wonder where the mallard’s female is—nesting, maybe, or even dead. I wonder if ducks get depressed. The snowy egret continues to forage, stirring up the bay in its search for food. I think of the French onion soup I just had in the Dutchman’s—so tasty, and so easy to order. I am indeed fortunate. Overhead, cars whir along the causeway, and diners walk in and out of the Dutchman’s. No one notices the egret, its bill disappearing once more among flecks of summer sun.

Two: Herring

Gulls

gull floats its profile in front of my face, its white body gleaming in the sunlight. Its gray wings, spread to a little over three feet, have black tips with white spots. To be an arm’s length away and at eye-level with a large gull—its yellow beak built for pecking—is a little disconcerting. I wonder if it’s looking for food. After hanging motionless for about five seconds, it glides away.

These ubiquitous gulls are figure skaters of the air, sculpting the sky with their flight and delighting the eye. Yet they are as wild as the sea itself. Although they live in colonies, they compete for food and space. If one drops a clam from the air to crack the hard shell, another may rush in to pick out the meat. If one is perched on a piling, another will glide in and bump it off. But when a gull finds an abundance of food, such as a herring run or bait thrown away by fishermen, it will cry to the others, and soon there are cacophonies of gull voices playing over the white noise of the waves. Below me, a woman on the beach takes a piece of her lunch and gives it to one of the gulls. Within a couple of minutes, she stands in a snowsquall of feathers, like some female Francis of Assisi.

Leaning on the railing at the four-story Ocean One Pier in Atlantic City, I witness a remarkable air show. Herring gulls glide above and below me; some hang in the air, then rise or fall on invisible elevators. One

A friend of mine who lives by the Metedeconk River awoke early one morning to several loud noises on his roof. Thinking it might be a raccoon or hailstones, he dressed and went outside to investigate. All he found were a couple of smashed crabs on the walkway; more were undoubtedly on the rooftop. It had been raining crabs, courtesy of the gulls. Another time, out on his dock, he spotted some blood and gull feathers on the boards. He wondered if a crab had gotten a claw-hold on some unfortunate gull. More deeply, he thought about the myriad lifeand-death scenes played out daily that went

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Snowy Egret by Chris Klonowski

JUDY STACH

“The Sail” On the Shrewsbury River

From the artist: “On any given day in the summer, we are blessed to find sailboats on our Shrewsbury River. Sometimes the thing that strikes me most is the wind. How do I paint it? My answer is this painting. Without this wonderful detail of weather, this painting would never have happened. I so enjoy the colors of the canvas as the light plays along its surface. I hope the peace I found in creating this will become a part of your life as well.”

Artist Judy Stach has been painting scenes along the Shrewsbury River for more than thirty years. See more at www.JudyStach.com.

“The Sail,” oil on canvas, 24" x 24," by Judy Stach

Frederick Galleries 1405-1 Third Avenue Spring Lake (732) 974-0376 www.thefrederickgalleries.com

Guild Of Creative Art 620 Broad Street Shrewsbury (732) 741-1441 www.guildofcreativeart.org

West Wind Fine Art Walpole New Hampshire (603) 499-6939 WestWindFineArt.com

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