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🌏❤️Today is World Kindness Day… ❤️🌏

Posted: November 13, 2022

🌏❤️Today is World Kindness Day… ❤️🌏
What will you do to spread kindness? 
 
#101thingstodo #worldkindnessday #spreadkindnesseveryday #boostyourvibe #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty

Tonight! Ocean County’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Posted: December 7, 2022


Ocean County Board of Commissioners Toy Drive!

Posted: December 5, 2022


Check out what’s 🍻’Brewing’🍻 in Ocean County!

Posted: December 3, 2022
Check out what’s 🍻’Brewing’🍻 in Ocean County!
 
The Department of Business Development & Tourism is proud to launch Ocean County’s Microbrewery Tour!
 
Visit www.oceancountytourism.com & click our easy to navigate ‘ Tour our Microbreweries’ icon pictured & check out one of the many ‘Ocean Made’ microbreweries in Ocean County!
 
🍺Frye Brewing Company | Point Pleasant
 
🍺Last Wave Brewing Company | Point Pleasant Beach
 
🍺Icarus Brewing | Lakewood
 
🍺Heavy Reel Brewing Co. | Seaside Heights
 
🍺Battle River Brewing | Toms River
 
🍺Toms River Brewing | Toms River
 
🍺Backward Flag Brewing Company | Forked River
 
🍺Oyster Creek Brewing Company | Waretown
 
🍺ManaFirkin Brewing Company | Manahawkin
 
🍺Ship Bottom Brewery | Beach Haven
 
🍺Pinelands Brewing Company | Little Egg Harbor
 
https://oceancountytourism.com/breweries/
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #microbreweries #oceanmade #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #promotegrowth #boostyourvibe

12 Days of Shopping & Dining Local !

Posted: December 1, 2022


🚂Christmas Train Show at the Lakewood Museum🚂

Posted: November 30, 2022

🚂Christmas Train Show at the Lakewood Museum🚂

The Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders, 500 Country Club Road, off County Line Road, Kuser Hall, Pine Park, Lakewood, is inviting the public to a Christmas Train Show at Sheldon Wolpin Historical Museum on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy seeing both modern and traditional trains, both passenger and freight, dual gauge, HO, S, O gauge trains. Thomas the Tank Engine will also be making an appearance. Admission is free but donations are always gladly accepted.
For more information, contact Ted Bertiger, president, at captnkraft@aol.com or visit https://ocsmr.com.
 
About The Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders: The Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, open Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Starting December 1, the Club will be open every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #lakewood #trains #boostyourvibe #supportourcommunity

You are cordially invited to ….

Posted: November 28, 2022


Small Business Saturday is here!

Posted: November 26, 2022


Happy Thanksgiving !

Posted: November 24, 2022


Ocean County Parks & Recreation Winter Program Guide!

Posted: November 21, 2022

The WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE is ONLINE now. \The printed version is in the mail.
Link to guide: https://bit.ly/3gZzoQL
REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDS., NOVEMBER 30.

Registration Form: http://bit.ly/39dKVn7
Register by mail or in-person 11/30/2022 at:
Jakes Branch County Park – Beachwood
Wells Mills County Park – Waretown
OC Parks Administration Office – Toms River
OC Parks Web Site: www.oceancountyparks.org
Administration Phone: (732) 506-9090


#shoplocal!

Posted: November 19, 2022


The Gingerbread Village needs you!

Posted: November 17, 2022
🎄Come #supportourcommunity & get creative for the holiday in Downtown Toms River with @tomsriverartistcommunity and volunteer to help build the Gingerbread Village downtown! 🎄
 
Donations are also accepted!
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

1st Annual OCVTS Foundation 5K Turkey Dash & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at Barnegat Branch Trail

Posted: November 15, 2022

1st Annual OCVTS Foundation 5K Turkey Dash & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at Barnegat Branch Trail

Proceeds Benefit OCVTS Foundation and our Feed the Need Campaign

When: Sunday, November 20, 2022

Where:  Barnegat Branch Trail

Registration: At the Waretown Fire House 117 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ 08758

For Registration Information, Entry Fees, Awards, Course Info and Amenities Follow the Below Link

FULL EVENT INFORMATION & ONLINE REGISTRATION

https://bit.ly/3RS4iHH

Contact Annie Sayers for questions or concerns.

732-286-5670 ext. 3242


Thank you, Veterans!

Posted: November 11, 2022


Wreaths-across-America!

Posted: November 9, 2022


Spread The Magic!

Posted: November 7, 2022

Ocean County Library Beachwood Branch to Present
Magician Chad Juros at Mayo Park Center

The Ocean County Library will present award-winning entertainer and
motivational speaker Chad Juros in a family-friendly show of magic, music, comedy, and
audience participation, 6 PM Monday, November 21, indoors at the Mayo Park Center,
Beachwood.
Juros has performed at various Ocean County Library branches throughout the past
decade, including an interactive show of illusions and mind-reading at OCL’s 2022 Autism
Resources Fair.
He has performed at the White House and in various spots around the world, and has
appeared on Good Morning America, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Penn & Teller’s FOOL US,
and many other live and televised programs.
Juros began learning magic at age 3, while being treated for leukemia. His father
performed magic at his bedside to ease his fears and pain. The experience led Juros to
create the Spread the Magic Foundation, which raises pediatric cancer awareness.
Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required to attend this free
program. The Mayo Park Center is located at 501 Beacon Avenue, Beachwood. For


Fall at The Jersey Shore!

Posted: November 5, 2022

Fall At The Jersey Shore: An Idyllic Time To Visit (forbes.com)


Tri-Boro Thanks-for-Giving Turkey Dinner

Posted: November 3, 2022
#supportourcommunity at The Tri-Boro Thanks for Giving Turkey Dinner!
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Tri-Boro First Aid located at “J” & Central Ave
Dinner: Turkey Dinner and all the fixins served buffet style Takeout and Delivery available upon request
Prizes: There will be door prizes and much fun
Tickets: $50 donation per person
Tickets can be purchased at Stefanik Realtors located at L & Central Ave from 11am -3pm (call first) 732-793-0812
Call Annie at 732-830-3236 or
Sue 732-250-6472 (will come to your home if needed)
 
Friends and neighbors this is an important fundraiser for Tri-Boro First Aid. They are always there when we need them. And they often go above the call of duty to assist us. Please help us support them!!

Happy Halloween!

Posted: October 31, 2022


Be Aware, Drive with Care!

Posted: October 28, 2022

In the upcoming days, many Ocean County neighborhoods will be trick or treating, Be Aware, Drive with Care!


2022 Warmest Wishes Coat Drive

Posted: October 26, 2022

Clarks Landing Dockside Grill Help @clarkslandingmarina_nj and @uwmoc collect NEW XS-XL kids coats! HOW TO GET INVOLVED

1) Drop Off New Coats to Clark’s Landing Yacht Club: Bin Located Outside Our Sales Office 📍 847 Arnold Ave. Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

📬Drop Off Times 9AM-5:30PM Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM Saturday & Sundays

2) Shop Our Amazon Wish List


Happy Diwali!

Posted: October 24, 2022

 

✨The Hindu festival of lights marks the start of the fiscal year in India. It is held in the period October to November. Diwali is associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. ✨


Help Support our community !

Posted: October 22, 2022


Harvest Fest Fun!

Posted: October 20, 2022


Field of Dreams Comedy Night!

Posted: October 18, 2022
😂#supportthecommunity for an evening of laughs at The Field of Dreams Comedy Night! 😂
Saturday 10/22 6-10pm in Toms River!
WFAN’s Craig Carton and Evan Roberts to host the RWJBarnabas Field of Dreams Comedy Night fundraiser at the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena on October 22, presented by Gotham Comedy Club!
 
Join special guests, Major League Baseball’s, “The Toddfather” Todd Frazier, New Jersey’s top rated morning show host, and Bill Spadea, for an evening of laughter with top-rated comedians Aaron Berg, Vlad Caamano, Jeff Norris, Mike Yard, and more!
 
The First Base Beer Garden will offer beer and wine for purchase from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
 
The $250.00 VIP ticket includes prime seating, a Meet & Greet with Craig Carton, Evan Roberts, Todd Frazier, and Bill Spadea, from 6:15 – 7:15 PM, as well as private room food & beverages with Beer Garden access!
 
You don’t want to miss out! Get your tickets today!
 
See our mission: https://rwjbhfieldofdreams.com/
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #boostyourvibe #supportlocal #promotegrowth #comedynight #buyoceancountycomedy night

LBI Beach Sweep!

Posted: October 16, 2022

Join the Volunteer Effort on LBI for Oct. 22 ‘Beach Sweeps’ – The SandPaper

 

CLEANUP CREW: Alliance for a Living Ocean will be stationed outside Wally’s Restaurant in Surf City to oversee those participating in the Clean Ocean Action event on LBI, Oct. 22. (Photo Courtesy of ALO)

 

 


Chowderfest! This Saturday!

Posted: October 14, 2022


‘ Fall ‘ in to Ocean County !

Posted: October 12, 2022

Here’s the NJ State Fall Foliage Forecast…and while many of the parks within the Ocean County Parks and Recreation system are set deep in the pines, there are hardwoods mixed in all over. Some of the views easiest to access are at Wells Mills, Lake Shenandoah and Jakes Branch County Parks. but they will all offer some color in the coming weeks. The map attached here will give you an idea if you venture elsewhere in the state.


Happy Columbus Day !

Posted: October 10, 2022


Halloween: A Haunted History

Posted: October 9, 2022


Wellness Rocks Health Fair!

Posted: October 7, 2022


Toms River Fire Company # 1 Halloween Parade

Posted: October 5, 2022
26 full days left until the Greatest Halloween Parade this side of the Atlantic Ocean!
Everyone…and we mean everyone is invited. The National Weather Service has a prediction of clear with temps at 63 degrees for the high and 53 for the low. Sounds like great weather for one of the best events that we have in the Toms River area.
FAQ:
Q: Where can I register for the parade?
A: You can register for the parade the day of (Oct 31st) at the Toms River Fire Co 1 firehouse located at 26 Robbins St.
Q: when can I register?
A: you can only register the day of the parade between the hours of 8-4 on Oct 31st at the firehouse at 26 Robbins St
Q: Is there a registration fee for the parade?
A: There are no registration fees at all. The Toms River Vol. Fire Co 1 has been proud to provide the Halloween parade for 82 years with no fees. The company incurs all of the costs with the help from our great sponsors. We also accept donations in any amount….but they are not a requirement.
Q: Can I register early or online?
A: No. you have to come down to the firehouse at 26 Robbins St the day of the parade between the hours of 8-4.
Q: Am I required to have a good time?
A: Yes…you’re not only are required to have a good time, but we ask that you make this a lasting tradition for you and your family for years to come.
Q: When will Trick or Treat take place in the area.
A: Toms River Treat or Treat will be on Sunday the 30th…or check with your local municipality if you live outside of the TR Township area.
All the members have spent the entire year preparing for the Halloween Parade. It’s takes an enormous amount of time and work to coordinate this even. We are looking forward to seeing you all there this year so we care share this time with you.
http://www.trfc1.org/halloween.html

Silverton Farms Music Festival Benefitting Oceans of Love !

Posted: October 3, 2022

#supportthecommunity and join Silverton Farms for this fundraiser to support Oceans of Love on October 8 featuring music by The Gypsy Funk Squad, vendors, food and fun for the whole family!

1520 Silverton Road

Toms River

 

http://www.silvertonfarmsnj.com/

 


Welcome October !

Posted: October 1, 2022

 

🎃Welcome October ! It’s officially , 👻” Spooky Season ” 👻It’s time for some fall farm fun ! 🎃
 
Check out Ocean County’s Spooktacular Fall Farm Fun below !
 
🎃https://www.argosfarm.com/- Lacey
👻http://www.silvertonfarmsnj.com/- Toms River
🎃https://www.scaryrottenfarms.com/- Brick
👻http://www.nightmareatgravityhill.com/- Jackson
🎃https://trailsidegardens.com/- Waretown
👻https://emerysfarm.com/ – New Egypt
🎃http://www.hallocksupick.com/ – New Egypt

 


Ocean County Events This Weekend …

Posted: September 30, 2022


The Rave – Ons’ Early Rock & Roll Radio Review

Posted: September 29, 2022

Starting with the king of rock & roll, Elvis Presley, the band pays tribute to rock & roll’s founders. Audience members will sing along to songs by their favorite 50’s artists including: Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dion and The Belmonts, The Everly Brothers, and of course, Buddy Holly. By the end of the show, you will learn how all these great performers inspired and spawned some of the best bands of all time like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many other popular 1960’s rockers.

 

Registration is required.

  Event Takes place at The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch


Support the Community at The 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off!

Posted: September 27, 2022

We hope you are all getting excited for our 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, October 16th, 1-4PM! Our Chili Cook-Off is an amazing way for us to celebrate and give back to our local first responders. Guests will be tasting delicious chili made by our first responder participants. ⛑

A few things to note before arrival 📣:
– Each entry ticket will entitle the bearer to taste and vote for the best chili of the day 🌶🥄👨‍🍳
– $20 Pay-It-Forward Admission, no tickets will be sold in advance 🎟
– Please click “Going” on our Event Page if you plan on attending ✔️


Happy Rosh Hashanah

Posted: September 25, 2022


Clean Communities Matter ! 🌎

Posted: September 23, 2022
🌎 Help Keep our community clean & Join Jackson Clean Communities Saturday 9/24 at 9am for their roadside clean up ! 🌎
 
Event is 🌧or 🌞!
 
http://www.jacksontwpnj.net/
 
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #jackson #supportourcommunity #protectourplanet #promotegrowth #boostyourvibe

4 – H & Ocean County !

Posted: September 21, 2022

Ocean County 4-H (rutgers.edu)

The 4-H Youth Development program offers a variety of opportunities for young people. Beginning in Kindergarten through grade 13 (one year out of high school), youth participate in activities, competitions, workshops, and conferences that help them grow into caring, contributing, and confident adults. 4-H was founded in 1902 with the purpose of instructing rural youth in improved farming. By the 1970’s, it broadened its goals to cover a full range of youth projects. Today 4-H serves youth in rural, urban, and suburban communities in every county in every state across the nation reaching 6+ million youth!

Have an idea for a Traditional or S.T.E.P 4-H Club?

4-H staff would be happy to work with you to make this become a reality!
A 4-H club meeting usually includes fun activities, educational opportunities, and a business meeting. 4-H
clubs also get involved in community service through activities like beach clean ups, assisting with local food
pantries, working with community partners, and more. This emphasis on developing youth in leadership
roles is an integral part of 4-H and is why 4-H alumni include many of our nation’s top leaders.

What is 4-H?
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H is a dynamic, informal,
educational program for youth. Its programs reach over 6 million young people across the United States.
4-H programs assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable
youth to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of the world.

What makes 4-H unique?
4-H makes learning fun! In 4-H clubs young people work with peers and adult volunteers to learn new skills,
practice leadership, give back to their community, and make new friends. They learn about topics that interest
them through hands-on activities. We believe in learning by doing.
4-H members select one or more topics to learn about during the year. That includes everything from learning
how to cook, caring for an animal, helping the environment, and much more. These topics are referred to as
“projects.” Hundreds of projects are offered through 4-H so members can pick the ones that most interests
them.
The 4-H Pledge is a symbol of the devotion generations of youth that have given to the 4-H program. Its words
embody the goals of 4-H.

We are eager to work with you to find the right club or to start a brand new one!


Vetwork Fall Craft Fair – Vendors Wanted!

Posted: September 19, 2022

craft-Fair-2022

 

The mission and purpose of the agency is to meet the immediate and long-term needs of Ocean and Monmouth County Veterans. We seek to provide a continuum of care with our services and to enable Veterans to maintain, or achieve, self-sufficiency.  All proceeds will be used for the above.  Each space will be 10′ x 10′ @ $30.  There are 40 Spaces available.  Responsible for bringing your own table and chairs, no electricity will be provided.   All crafters welcome.   Home businesses such as Avon, Scentsy etc. will be first come first serve.  only one of each will be accepted.

marcieh@vetwork.org


Ocean of Love Billboard Radiothon !

Posted: September 17, 2022
Save the date!
Join the 2022 Ocean of Love Inc Billboard Radiothon presented by WRAT 95.9FM !
It kicks off at 5:00PM, September 19 and ends Thursday, Sept 22 at 1331 Hooper Ave. Toms River, NJ 08753 inside the Lowes/Target parking lot!
We have entertainment and activities for the entire family. Stay tuned for more details! Please help us meet our fundraising goal for Ocean County children impacted by cancer
 
 
 
http://www.oceanoflove.org/
 
 
#oceancountytoursism #childhoodcancerawarenessmonth #supportthecommunity #exploreoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #radiothon

Fall in to Ocean County !

Posted: September 15, 2022

 

 


Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education 24th Annual Golf Outing !

Posted: September 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education (ocvtsfoundation.org)


We Remember !

Posted: September 11, 2022


Kindness in Ocean County !

Posted: September 9, 2022
#101thingstodo Be Kind in Ocean County !
Have you heard of We Are Lasagna Love ?!
 
 
🍽❤️Kindness is for everyone. No matter the reason for the need, whether you need love, or want a way to spread love… your community wants to help. Let a neighbor deliver a home-cooked lasagna or main dish to your family one night.❤️ 🍽
 
 
lasagnalove.org
 
#oceancountytourism #kindness #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity

Care for The Bay !

Posted: September 7, 2022


Happy Labor Day!

Posted: September 5, 2022


The Legacy Campaign

Posted: September 3, 2022
📚For more than 50 years, Ocean County College in Toms River – a public two-year community college has helped students create the learning experience that meets their goals.
📚The Ocean County College Foundation supports these efforts by providing financial assistance to traditional & non traditional students contributing over $18.5 million dollars to ensure those who would like to learn & grow have the opportunity to do so.
The community can now assist with including the Ocean County College Foundation in your overall financial and estate plan, the planned gift can help the foundation prepare tomorrow’s students for the world! 📚
 
📚For more information about The Legacy Campaign 📚
(732)255-0492 or foundation@ocean.edu
 
http://www.ocean.edu/
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountycollege #oceancountytourism #tomsriverlocal #tomsriver #communitycollege #supportthecommunity #exploreoceancounty #legacy #boostyourvibe #education
 
📸Photo Credit @oceancountycollegedu

Welcome September !

Posted: September 1, 2022
🚌📚Welcome September ! 📚🚌
🖍🍎📓September in Ocean County means back to school ! 🖍🍎📓
Remember to be vigilant & be alert on the roadways for school buses & children !
Have a safe & wonderful school year!
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #safety #backtoschool #septembervibes #boostyourvibe

Kid’s Yoga!

Posted: August 31, 2022

 

 

 

https://www.beaconpediatrictherapy.net/


The Judge’s Shack ….

Posted: August 29, 2022

Read the whole article below…

IBSP_Visitor_Guide_2022_WEB.pdf (friendsofibsp.org)


24th Annual Golf Outing!

Posted: August 27, 2022

The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to help ensure a quality education for students of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School. It is our mission to augment, supplement and complement the programs of the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools through the attraction of private resources for the exclusive benefit of its students and staff.

The Educational Foundation was formed by a group of community leaders in Ocean County. The Foundation is independent of, though fully supported by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District.

After fund raising expenses all funds go directly to the students and instructional programs at Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools. All Foundation members are volunteers. There are no administrative costs.

 

Join them for their 24th Annual Golf Outing!

Thursday October 6th, 2022

Event will take place at the Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis
261 Country Club Blvd, Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08087

 

 

Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education (ocvtsfoundation.org)


Kids Day at The Dock!

Posted: August 25, 2022
#101thingstodo in Ocean County !
 
Join The Dock Outfitters & Berkeley Striper Club at The Dock Outfitters in Seaside Heights for🦀🎣 ‘ Kids Day at the Dock!” 🎣🦀
Learn to fish🎣 & crab 🦀 Friday 8/26 from 8am-12pm!
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportthecommunity #supportlocal #barnegatbay #boostyourvibe #boostyourmood #fish #crab #familyfun #buyoceancounty

Ocean County Recycling Igloos Need You !

Posted: August 23, 2022
Calling all artist and volunteer groups!
Have you seen our recycling Igloos near your community? It’s your time to make them shine! We are looking for volunteers to give them a new look, to represent what Ocean County is all about!
Contact us at ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us
http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/recycle

Denise Whalen Crab Race

Posted: August 21, 2022

Purchase your $5 Crabs for the big race and win awesome prizes!
Online or at Breakwater Beach Admission Windows!🦀

Online: https://webhost.corecashless.com/breakwaterbeach/sales/
*Crabs online will be $5.50 for the CC charge

All proceeds benefit Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Denise Whalen ❤️


Blueberry & Cranberry Farming in South Jersey !

Posted: August 19, 2022
Two famous natives of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens have rich histories and face potential challenges. Hear about them during “Blueberry and Cranberry Farming in South Jersey,”
Join them at 6:30pm on Monday, August 29, at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch.
Rutgers University Professor Peter Oudemans, Director of the Marcucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center, will offer his perspectives about their cultivation and evolution. Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required to attend this free program. For more information, visit the Branch at 380 Bay Avenue, Tuckerton, or call (609) 296-1470.

#101thingstodo in Ocean County

Posted: August 17, 2022

Did you know that Toms River is home to a community pool open to the public ?!

Community Pool pricing below !

Toms River Pool at Recreation Building
1810 Warren Point Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 341-1000 ext. 8415

POOL BADGES – Age 3 & Under Free

 

* Please note you can also buy beach badges at this location.

SEASON

 

Resident adult: $150
Resident seniors and children: $75 (62 years of age and older, 4-12 years old)
Nonresident adult: $300
Nonresident seniors and children: $150 (62 years of age and older, 4-12 years old)

DAILY

 

Weekdays Adult: $7
Weekdays Seniors & Children: $5 (62 years of age and older, 4-12 years old)
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays Adult: $8
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays Seniors & Children: $6 (62 years of age and older, 4-12 years old)

Toms River Pool at Recreation Building
1810 Warren Point Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 341-1000 ext. 8415


Ocean County Fall Program Guide !

Posted: August 15, 2022
The FALL 2022 Program Guide is online now and will be mailed very soon. Registration begins August 31. Mail in is preferred, note: checks received prior to 8/31 will be returned.
Fall Guide Link: https://bit.ly/3BTqpcr
REGISTRATION INFO:
Registration Form: http://bit.ly/39dKVn7
Register by mail or in-person at:
Jakes Branch County Park – Beachwood
Wells Mills County Park – Waretown
OC Parks Administration Office – Toms River
OC Parks Web Site: www.oceancountyparks.org
Administration Phone: (732) 506-9090

Ocean County Parks & Recreation Car Top Boat Launches !

Posted: August 13, 2022
Ocean County has many Parks that offer Car-top Boat Launch.
Gull Island County Park, Point Pleasant Beach
Mantoloking Bridge Fishing Pier, Brick Township
Metedeconk River Conservation Area, Lakewood & Brick
Parks & Recreation Administrative Office, Toms River
Wells Mills County Park, Waretown
A. Paul King County Park, Stafford Township
Lake Shenandoah County Park, Lakewood
Mill Creek County Park, Berkeley Township
John C. Bartlett, Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island, Berkeley Township
Stanley Tip Seaman County Park, Tuckerton

National Peach Month!

Posted: August 11, 2022

August is National Peach Month!

“Thanks to our Garden State farmers, we can enjoy fresh-from-the-fields food all year long as the seasons unfold. But, still…

 

There is no better time than NOW to enjoy Jersey Fresh produce at its best. As we near the peak of August, the options and availability of good food are mind-boggling. Jersey’s legendary tomatoes, corn, peaches, berries, eggplant and so much more are piled high at farmers’ markets, farm stands and local markets statewide.

 

Many events are also happening now to celebrate the edible bounty of high summer. ” Home jersey | Edible Jersey (ediblecommunities.com)

 

OCEAN COUNTY

BARNEGAT
Thurs., 10am–3pm, June 16–Oct. 27, Nov. 20 & Dec. 3
14 Birdsall St.
www.facebook.com/barnegatrecreation

Fresh fruits and vegetables, Jersey corn, stuffed breads, pastries, pasta, olives, honey, cut flowers, coffee pods, and much more.

BEACH HAVEN
Wed., 9am–12pm, June 22–Sept. 7
Walsh Field, South Bay Ave.

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP
Tues., 10am–3pm; Thurs. 4–8pm, May–Oct.
Berkeley Recreation, 630 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville
www.berkeleytownship.org

BRICK TOWNSHIP
Sat., 8:30am–1:30pm, May 7–Sept. 24, Nov. 19
Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Ave.
www.brickfarmersmarket.com

LACEY TOWNSHIP
Fri., 11am–5pm, May 27–Oct. 14, Nov. 21
203 Lacey Rd., Forked River
www.facebook.com/laceyfarmersmarket
Features exceptional local farms & specialty foods, kids’ cra days, and recipemcards. Enjoy a great family day, andmJersey Fresh at its best!

MANAHAWKIN – Bay Ave.
Sat. & Sun., 9am–2pm, May–Dec.
657 E. Bay Ave.
www.manahawkinfl eamarket.com

MANAHAWKIN – Heritage Park
Tues., 10am–1:30pm, June 21–Aug. 30
Heritage Park
www.staff ordnj.gov/611/the-farmers-market-heritage-park

POINT PLEASANT BEACH
Sun., 10am–2pm, June 5–Oct. 30
The Gazebo, 410 Arnold Ave.
www.pointpleasantbeachfarmersmarket.com

SEASIDE PARK
Mon. & Fri., 9:30am–2pm, May 30–Sept. 5
Seaside Park Marina, J St. & Central Ave.
www.seasideparknj.org

SURF CITY
Mon., 8am–noon, June 20–Aug. 29
Surf City Volunteer Fire Co., 713 Long Beach Blvd.
www.facebook.com/scfdfarmersmarket

TOMS RIVER
Wed., 11am–4pm, June 1–Oct. 26
Huddy Park, 39 E. Water St.
www.downtowntomsriver.com/farmers-market
NJ farms featuring fruits and vegetables, organic produce, baked goods, pickles and olives, Italian specialties, honey, guacamole, salsas, pet treats, a NJ winery & distillery, plus a food & smoothie truck.


St. Mary’s Art Show and Sale !

Posted: August 9, 2022

Come out for a great cause ! All proceeds will benefit the local charities of St.Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Family Promise which house the homeless.

 

Saturday August 20th from 10am-4pm

 

 

Over 30 artists are participating with something for everyone from oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pencil drawings, photography, painting on silk, quilts and cards.  Lunch will be available at 2019 prices.   Mark your calendars to attend and make this fund raiser a success.  If not in the market for any art, come have lunch with us!  See you there!


National Farmers Market Week!

Posted: August 7, 2022
🍎🥒🫐🍅🍑🥕🍉🫑Today marks the start of National Farmers Market Week !🍎🥒🫐🍅🍑🥕🍉🫑
 
Follow us on Facebook @tourismoceancounty  & Instagram @exploreoceancounty through the week to see highlights of Ocean County’s Farmers Markets!
5 Reasons to Support your Farmers Market (unl.edu)

Arts & Crafts by The Sea !

Posted: August 5, 2022

Enjoy the summer day and some unique shopping, Sat., Aug. 6. Seaside Heights is hosting it’s twice-annual Arts and Crafts by The Sea crafts festival; one of the largest free crafts festivals in the area. More than 130 crafters will be arrayed from the north to the south end of the The Classic American Boardwalk. The crafters will be selling from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. And, of course, enjoy Boardwalk food and amusements and the beautiful oceanfront.

 

#seasideheights #seasideheightsnorthbeach #seasideheightsboardwalk


A Need We Feed, Needs You !

Posted: August 3, 2022
Looking for a way to #supportourcommunity ?! Volunteers Needed !
 
 
A Need We Feed Inc. Team Wants You!
 
You can email Amanda at abrunas@aneedwefeed.org.
 
 
#exploreoceancounty #needwefeed #oceancountytourism #tomsriverlocal #tomsriver #supportlocal #boostyourvibe #volunteer

Hello August !

Posted: August 1, 2022


You Can Help Make the Difference !

Posted: July 30, 2022
🌍Just one person makes a difference! 🌍
 
Ocean County Recycles and Composting Program diverts thousands of tons of waste from landfills and the environment every year. Our statistics show that recycling has a much greater impact than some might believe, saving energy, and resources, and keeping our environment free of garbage and contaminants.’
 
 
http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/recycle
 
#reduce #reuse #recycle #oceancountytourism #protectourplanet #exploreoceancounty #101thingstodo #doyourpart #boostyourvibe #boostyourmood #statistics #makeadifference

Now Hiring …

Posted: July 28, 2022
🧼🪟🧹Do you like to clean or know someone who does?! Make some money while doing just that with LBI Cleaning in Manahawkin ! 🧹🪟🧼
 
 
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #employment #nowhiring #manahakwin #LBI #supportthecommunity #supportsmallbusiness

Join Plumsted Township for National Night Out !

Posted: July 26, 2022


Blue Grass Music in Ocean County !

Posted: July 24, 2022
🎶🎶🎶Join Albert Music Hall/Pinelands Cultural Society in Waretown for a full night of the best bluegrass music this side of the Maison Dixon line. Saturday July 30th doors will open at 5:45pm/music 6:30-9:00pm. 🎶🎶🎶
http://www.alberthall.org/
🪕🎸🪗Scheduled to appear: 🪕🎸🪗
18 Below, Church Street Revival, Turtle Crossing, Prograsstination, Elaine & the Cimarron Sky Band
🍽Our food booth will be open selling hot dogs, sauerkraut, cakes, pies, cookies, ice cream, chips, candy, soda, water, coffee & tea. 🍽
🛍Our gift booth is fully stocked with all your AMH souvenirs, T-shirts, hats, CDs, books and even Jersey Devil items. 🛍

Waves of Strength Volunteers Needed !

Posted: July 22, 2022
✨Join Waves of Strength Nonprofit organization on Long Beach Island empowering those in need through the experience of surfing.
for the Best Day of the Year……!
🌊4th Annual Surf Camp🏄🏽‍♀️🏄🏄🏽‍♂️
↠ August 7th, 2022
↠ 8am @ the 68th Street Beach in Brant Beach (#LBI), NJ
Visit WavesOfStrength.org/volunteer to Sign up and be a part of this awesome day!

Ride the Wave on Over !

Posted: July 20, 2022


Ocean County Pumpout Boat Program

Posted: July 18, 2022
Ocean County Pumpout Boat Program
🚤⛵️🛥🛳Since 1998, with the first pumpout boat in New Jersey, the “Circle of Life,” over 2.1 million gallons of concentrated effluent waste have been removed from the holding tanks and portable toilets of over 98,500 boats that would otherwise have been directly discharged into the No-Discharge Zone intercoastal waters of Ocean County. This service is provided free of charge.🚤⛵️🛥🛳
 
🌍🌊Ocean County is committed to working to preserve and improve the environmental health of its coastal waters and of the Barnegat Bay Estuary. It recognizes the direct connection between the environmental well-being of the intercoastal waterways and the quality of life and economic vitality of the region. 🌍🌊
 
 
 
https://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us/frmEPPumpoutBoats?fbclid=IwAR15zO12zX44etj2t-mpne7CbwEg9XkL1otEFRPaLwdwoizWmWZkTFAXXN8
 
#101thingtodo #protectourwaterways #free #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #boatresponsibly #supportourcommunity #boostyourmood #barnegatbay #boostyourvibe
 
Photo Credit Ocean County Pumpout Boat Program

Save Barnegat Bay Celebrates 50 Years!

Posted: July 16, 2022

In celebration of Save Barnegat Bay’s 50th anniversary, join JC NERR and Save Barnegat Bay for a viewing and Q&A session of the documentary film, Drift. Made in collaboration with the Monmouth University Film Department, Drift explores stories of Barnegat Bay’s past, present, and future. Not all the views expressed in the film are shared by the JC NERR.

Thursday July 21st 6-7pm

Presented by: Save Barnegat Bay education staff

How it will work:  Register here : Meeting Registration – Zoom

Your email confirmation will have a link to join our Q&A on July 21st, and a link and password to get access to the film!


13th Annual Choose Your Cover – Free Skin Cancer Screening !

Posted: July 14, 2022


Living Shoreline Project

Posted: July 12, 2022


The Ocean County Fair is back!

Posted: July 10, 2022
🎡The Ocean County Fair is back and begins Wednesday July 13th-Sunday July 17th ! Come out and enjoy the fun & excitement ! 🎡
 
Robert J. Miller Air Park
Route 530
Berkeley Township
 
 
🎡For more info click below ! 🎡
https://www.oceancountyfair.com/
 
 
#101thingstodo #berkeley #oceancountyfair #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supporthecommunity #supportlocal #buyoceancounty #boostyourvibe
 
📸Photo Credit: The Ocean County Fair

St. Francis Community Center LBI

Posted: July 8, 2022

open house


Save The Date for The 40th Annual Old Time Barnegat Bay Decoy Gunning Show

Posted: July 6, 2022
🦆Save the date for the 40th Annual Old Time Barnegat Bay Decoy & Gunning Show in Tuckerton ! 🦆
 
Saturday September 24th & Sunday September 25th !
 
https://oceancountyparks.org/frmSpecialEvents
 
#101thingstodo #savethedate #septembervibes #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #boostyourvibe #tuckerton #exhibts #vendors #decoys #gunningshow #barnegatbay #supportthecommunity #supportlocal #buyoceancounty

Happy 4th of July !

Posted: July 4, 2022


Ocean County Fireworks

Posted: July 2, 2022
🎇🇺🇸Ocean County Fireworks celebrating the 4th of July began Saturday June 25th and commence Tuesday July 5th throughout our County. Check out the list below for municipalities, time and dates ! Happy 4th of July ! Be safe !🇺🇸 🎇
 
https://oceancountytourism.com/event/fireworks-throughout-ocean-county/2022-06-25/?fbclid=IwAR04P3wOKg2kfH1P631DfD9FmMxdq7YKnip4gIz7AsCzmbysqDKuXA6YGMY
 
#fireworks #4thofjuly #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportthecommunity #besafe #101thingstodo #firworkshows #municipalities #boostyourvibe #explorelocal #buyoceancounty

Accessible Beach Guide 2022

Posted: July 1, 2022
The Office for Individuals with Disabilities is happy to share their annual Accessible Beach Guide! ⛱🚤
This guide includes information about the County’s accessible beaches, walkways, ramps, parking, and beach wheelchair availability.
 
 
☀️🏖View The Accessible Beach Guide Here: 🏖☀️
 
Ocean County Department of Human Services
 
 
#oceancountytourism #accessibility #exploreoceancounty #beachguide #summervibes #boostyourmood #boostyourvibe #101thingstodo #supportthecommunity

Ocean County Fireworks !

Posted: June 29, 2022

Ocean County Fireworks

 

Barnegat

July 2nd @  9 p.m.

Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Boulevard.

Festivities start with food trucks at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. concert by Joey D’s RockinOldies Band on the lawn in front of the high school auditorium, and a light show and music from Arties Parties at 7:30 p.m. at the football field. Rain date is July 9. Go: barnegat.net

 

Beach Haven

July 4th @ Dusk,

Bay Village, Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven.

Rain date is July 5. 609-492-2800; bayvillagelbi.com.

 

Beachwood

Toms River/ Ocean Gate/Pine Beach/South Toms River area from the river

July 4 th @Dusk

Beach on Bayside Avenue. Food, vendors, music, activities. Go: beachwoodusa.com.

 

Berkeley Township

June 29th @ 6pm

Part of the “Sounds of Summer” concert series at Veterans’ Park in the Bayville section. Music followed by fireworks. Go: berkeleytownship.org.

 

 

Brick Township

June 30th @Dusk

As well as July 7, 14 and 21st

Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Ave., part of the SummerFest Concert Series. Food court, beer and wine garden, live music.Food court opens at 6 p.m.; music begins around 7 p.m., bricktownship.net or facebook.com/BrickTwpNJGovernment.

 

Jackson

July 2nd to 4th

Part of “July 4th Fest,”

Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., off Route 537. Go: 732-928-1821; sixflags.com.

 

 

 

Jackson

June 26th @ dusk

John F. Johnson Junior Memorial Park, 260 Kierych Memorial Drive. Food Trucks & Fireworks begins at 4 p.m. and includes basketball and corn hole tournaments, a DJ and live music by Coast 2 Coast and Discoteks. Jackson Township Recreation Department on Facebook or call 732-928-1260.

 

 

 

Lacey Township

July 5th @9:15 p.m.

Lacey High School, 73 Haines St. in the Lanoka Habor section. Live music by Shallow Green begins at 7:30. Rain date is July 6. Go: 609-693-1100, ext. 2203; laceytownship.org.

 

Lakehurst

July 3rd @9 p.m.

Lake Horicon after Lakehurst 100th anniversary celebration, which runs 2 to 9 p.m. with music, food trucks, a beer garden and more. Rain date is July 9. Go: 732-657-4141or lakehurst-nj.gov.

Lakewood

 July 4th- Following game

Jersey Shore Blue Claws

Fireworks also on July 8, 22; Aug. 5, 19, 26; and Sept. 9. Admission included with game ticket.

Go: 732-901-7000 or blueclaws.com.

 

Lavallette

July 3rd @Dusk

Centennial Gardens Gazebo, Bay Boulevard at Philadelphia Avenue.

Rain date is July 10. 732-793-7477; lavallette.org.

 

Manchester

June 25th @ Dusk

Harry Wright Lake in the Whiting section, part of Manchester Day 2022 festival, which begins at 2 p.m. Rain date for the fireworks is July 13(rain date for the festivals June 26). Go: manchestertwp.com.

 

 

Point Pleasant Beach

July 4th @ Dusk

Also every Thursday through Sept. 1, Jenkinson’s beach. Go: 732-892-0600 or jenkinsons.com.

 

Seaside Heights

July 4th @9:30 p.m.,

On the Boardwalk and every subsequent Wednesday through Aug. 24. exit82.com.

 

Surf City

July 3rd @ Dusk

Bay Beach 16th Street, Surf City


Support the Community at The Eagleswood Fire Co. Carnival !

Posted: June 27, 2022
🎡🚒🎢THE CARNIVAL IS COMING TO WEST CREEK!!!! 🎢🚒🎡
 
Come out to support the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company, Station 52 in West Creek!
July 6th through July 10th
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Music Entertainment by DJ T- Rexx. Lots of rides, booths and food! 🎶 🍔 🎡
Please go to Campy’s Blue Star Amusements web page for more information. You can purchase pre-sale tickets on-line. Wristbands will also be available daily from 6pm to 10pm cost is $35.00 for unlimited rides on the night of purchase.
 
https://campys.com/
 
#101thingstodo #supportthecommunity #fun #summervibes #Westcreek #supportlocal #buyoceancounty #boostyourvibes #summervibesCarnival

Out & About Ocean County

Posted: June 25, 2022
Get ‘ Out & About’ in Ocean County with the free publication of ‘Out & About Ocean County’ The publication is produced three times annually, highlighting arts, cultural & heritage events taking place in Ocean County.
 
 
 
https://www.co.ocean.nj.us/WebContentFiles/0e74b478-654d-48d9-8b26-7e220511197b.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2bzhgZjsL1cvoBLUpYRL86VUpxCJlBl1EN-thmvGI1sfZ3EircqylOaI8
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #101thingstodo #supportlocal #buyoceancounty #boostyourvibe

Beach Safety Tips !

Posted: June 23, 2022


Welcome Summer !

Posted: June 21, 2022


Happy Father’s Day !

Posted: June 19, 2022


Safety is Sweet !

Posted: June 17, 2022
🍦Safety is SWEET ! 🍦
Tis’ the season where ice cream trucks take over the streets instead of school buses🚌 ! If you see an ice cream truck pulled over with a stop signal please be mindful and vigilant.

Tips to Preserve our Beautiful Beaches !

Posted: June 15, 2022


4th Annual Surf Therapy Event …

Posted: June 13, 2022


Choose your Cover Skin Cancer Screening !

Posted: June 11, 2022
☀️🏖Summer is all ‘ Sun & Games’ , so come out and learn how you can be sun safe this summer & get checked! 🏖☀️
 
FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING AT THE BEACH! ☀️
 
Long Beach Island Health Department will be hosting their annual
“Choose Your Cover” event, which is a free Skin Cancer Screening event.
Bayview Park Pavilion from 10am – 1pm on Saturday July 16th.
 
At this event:
☀️ free skin cancer screenings from local dermatologists
☀️complimentary sunscreen
☀️educational information on skin protection
 
All are welcome! No appointment necessary.
Wear your bathing suit or beach attire
 
https://lbihealth.com/

Field of Dreams Pirate Day !

Posted: June 9, 2022


Turtle Nesting Season !

Posted: June 7, 2022
DRIVE WITH CAUTION: It’s turtle nesting season and many of the turtle species found in our parks are on the move. Please keep an eye out for them. This photo was shot last week in north Cattus Island County Park. There were 3 turtles on the road within 100 yards. Be Careful.
If you find one in harm’s way in the road and you move it to safety, move them in the direction they were heading or they’ll move back on the road to continue to their destination.
USE EXTRA CAUTION, if you are near a snapping turtle (pictured here) as they can extend their necks, with “snapping” jaws over half their body length.

” Break the Grip of the Rip!”

Posted: June 5, 2022
☀️🏖🌊As the weather gets warmer, the beach is the perfect place to cool off !
Ocean Safety is so important, please remember these tips to keep yourself and first responders safe! 🌊🏖☀️
🌊Please never swim at an unguarded beach or when lifeguards are off duty.
🌊Never swim alone
🌊Respect the Ocean ” When in doubt, don’t go out”
 
 
https://www.ripcurrentsafety.com/
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #ripcurrents #respecttheocean

Join The Blitz: Annual Clean Up

Posted: June 3, 2022
🌎🌊The Blitz is an annual cleanup that brings together hundreds of volunteers with one goal in mind – keeping our land and water clean by removing litter from our neighborhoods. From bags, bottles, and butts to tires and larger items, Blitz volunteers make a difference. 🌊🌎
 
You can help! We’re looking for volunteers for cleanups happening from June 3rd through June 11th at locations throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed.
 
🌎Location 🌎Captain Name & Email 🌎 Date & Time 🌎Kayak Needed
 
🌎Barnegat Lauren KeltosLauren.Keltos@dep.nj.gov June 9th/9am No
 
🌎Berkeley Crystal PirozekCrystal.Pirozek@dep.nj.gov June 9th/TBD No
 
🌎Dock Road Beach, Brick Keith Rella krella@twp.brick.nj.us June 11th/9-12pm No
 
🌎Cedar Bridge Manor Park, Brick Keith Rella krella@twp.brick.nj.us June 4th 9-12pm
No Kayak Needed
🌎Mallard Point Park, Brick Keith Rella krella@twp.brick.nj.us June 11th 9-12pm No Kayak needed
🌎Bay Harbor Beach, Brick Keith Rella krella@twp.brick.nj.us June 4th 9-12pm No
 
🌎Eagleswood Maria VandeZilver & Victoria Vella Maria.VandeZilver@dep.nj.gov & Victoria.Potucek@dep.nj.gov June 9th 10am Yes a kayak is needed
 
🌎Lake Shenandoah, Lakewood Marissa Mascaro wma13.njwap@gmail.com June 10th
9am-12pm Yes a kayak is needed
 
🌎Colliers Mills, Plumstead Jeffrey Mason Jeffrey.Mason@dep.nj.gov June 9th 10am No
Point Pleasant Beach Ian Keebler wma2.njwap@gmail.com June 4th 10am No
 
🌎Point Pleasant Boro Matthew Scott Matthew.Scott@dep.nj.gov June 9th
Time TBD No
 
🌎Seaside Heights Lynette Lurig lynette.lurig@dep.nj.gov June 9th
10am-2pm Can do land or kayak.
 
🌎Cattus Island, Toms River Marissa Mascaro wma13.njwap@gmail.com June 7th
2pm-4pm No
 
🌎Toms River Crystal Pirozek Crystal.Pirozek@dep.nj.gov June 10th 9am No
 
🌎Tuckerton Brooke Salvanto Sign up via this link. June 5th 10am-12pm Yes
 
Read more ways to help here:
https://www.barnegatbaypartnership.org/protect/blitz/

“Paddle for the Edge” Volunteers Needed

Posted: June 1, 2022

 

It’s that time of year again! The Barnegat Bay Partnership will be holding its annual Paddle for the Edge shoreline survey from July 2nd to July 31st.

 

Paddle for the Edge is a data collection event driven by volunteer kayakers, canoeists, and stand-up paddle boarders. Interested volunteers will be trained in basic wetlands science via a training video and manual. During the survey time frame, volunteers will paddle out to their assigned section of marsh and collect valuable environmental data.

 

The Paddle for the Edge survey is a great opportunity to get out on the water and also learn some bay science. Since its start in 2015, volunteers have paddled a total of 155 miles of shoreline and collected more than 8,100 data points! The data collected help us monitor shoreline conditions, assess how shorelines change as sea level rises, and identify potential locations for shoreline restoration projects.

 

If you would like to volunteer, sign up using this link. Please note that you must have your own canoe, kayak, or paddle board to participate. If you have any questions, please visit our website or email Paddle4theEdge@gmail.com.


On this Memorial Day….

Posted: May 30, 2022


17th Annual Red,White & Brew ‘ Kick off the Summer’ Wine Tasting Event

Posted: May 29, 2022


Play Hook-E

Posted: May 27, 2022

Mark your calendars , Saturday August 27th ! 9am-2pm.