Please be advised that due to scheduled maintenance, our websites will be down on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 (

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
#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.’
#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. 🎶🎶🎶
🪕🎸🪗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 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. 🌍🌊
#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 ! 🎡
#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 !
#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 !🇺🇸 🎇
#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



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:


Beach Haven

July 4th @ Dusk,

Bay Village, Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven.

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



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:


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:



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., or



July 2nd to 4th

Part of “July 4th Fest,”

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





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;



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


 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



July 3rd @Dusk

Centennial Gardens Gazebo, Bay Boulevard at Philadelphia Avenue.

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



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:



Point Pleasant Beach

July 4th @ Dusk

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


Seaside Heights

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

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


Surf City

July 3rd @ Dusk

Bay Beach 16th Street, Surf City

Support the Community at The Eagleswood Fire Co. Carnival !

Posted: June 27, 2022
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.
#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.
#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! 🏖☀️
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

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”
#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 June 9th/9am No
🌎Berkeley Crystal June 9th/TBD No
🌎Dock Road Beach, Brick Keith Rella June 11th/9-12pm No
🌎Cedar Bridge Manor Park, Brick Keith Rella June 4th 9-12pm
No Kayak Needed
🌎Mallard Point Park, Brick Keith Rella June 11th 9-12pm No Kayak needed
🌎Bay Harbor Beach, Brick Keith Rella June 4th 9-12pm No
🌎Eagleswood Maria VandeZilver & Victoria Vella & June 9th 10am Yes a kayak is needed
🌎Lake Shenandoah, Lakewood Marissa Mascaro June 10th
9am-12pm Yes a kayak is needed
🌎Colliers Mills, Plumstead Jeffrey Mason June 9th 10am No
Point Pleasant Beach Ian Keebler June 4th 10am No
🌎Point Pleasant Boro Matthew Scott June 9th
Time TBD No
🌎Seaside Heights Lynette Lurig June 9th
10am-2pm Can do land or kayak.
🌎Cattus Island, Toms River Marissa Mascaro June 7th
2pm-4pm No
🌎Toms River Crystal Pirozek June 10th 9am No
🌎Tuckerton Brooke Salvanto Sign up via this link. June 5th 10am-12pm Yes
Read more ways to help here:

“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

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.

Rocking with Rotary Concert for the community !

Posted: May 25, 2022

Our Rocking with Rotary Concert will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, 12 pm – 8 pm RAIN OR SHINE at Huddy Park in Toms River, New Jersey. Great music, food, a beer garden by Battle River Brewery, and vendors all together to help raise money for our community.

We will be featuring great bands for your entertainment:

  • Moroccan Sheepherders
  • Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns
  • Nobody You Know
  • The Mojo Monks
  • Eddie Testa
  • Capt. Eric & The Shipwrecks

Cost: $40 donation/person

Bring your own chair/blanket – NO tents, coolers, or pets. Donation is non-refundable.

SPONSORSHIPS & VENDORS: Looking to get your name out to hundreds of people? Become a sponsor or a vendor! For more information visit:

All proceeds of this event go to local charities in our community. For more information on what we do and how we help visit
Tax-exempt number 20-0193362

Ocean County Water Quality Reports

Posted: May 23, 2022


From mid May through Labor Day, the Ocean County Health Department monitors the water quality at public bathing beaches in Ocean County. The salt water sites are sampled every Monday, the fresh water sites are sampled every Tuesday.

Not all beaches may have lifeguards. Please swim only at beaches, which are open with lifeguards. Contact Municipal Offices to find out which beaches are open with lifeguards. Water quality updates can be found on this site, or heard on the Ocean County Health Department Bathing Beach Hotline.

The Ocean County Health Department recommends against swimming for at least 24 hours after a rainfall event at all bay, lake, river and creek bathing beaches. Please check with the municipality for up to the minute status after a rain event.

Even though this web site is not updated on Weekends and Holidays, the hotline is available 24 hours a day and can be reached at 732-341-9700 ext. 7776 in Northern Ocean County and at 800 342-9738 in Southern Ocean County.

Water Reports – Ocean County Health Department (

Movies in the Park

Posted: May 21, 2022


Beachwood Recreation presents Movies in The Park. Concessions open at 7:30 pm and the movie starts at dusk.

501 Beacon Avenue , Beachwood

Become an Artist …


Ocean County Artist Guild, Island Heights



Date & Time:

August 3rd – 31st, 2022  Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

This is a 5-week session

$120 members/$130 non-members

Introduction to Water Color Painting

Our studio space gives the student a place to learn and practice watercolor painting step by step. A supply list available at first class, if needed.

Please e-mail instructor (Susanna Anastasia) with inquiries at: Susanna Anastasia is a native of New Jersey and a resident of Monmouth County. Her paintings are images of the beautiful landscape of New Jersey. Anastasia also paints people, flowers, colorful memories and “flights of fancy”.

She has made several cable television appearances, as well as radio interviews. Her gallery affiliates are located in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Signs of Summer in LBI

Posted: May 19, 2022
🌊🌞Signs of Summer in LBI ! 🌞🌊
Please Note for the safety of yourself & others!
Speed limits on the boulevard are now reduced to 35 mph 🚙💨
🚦Monday, May 23rd the traffic lights will no longer blink.. 🚦
#101thingstodo #lightson #speedlimit #oceancountytourism #LBI #exploreoceancounty #roadsafety #pleasenote #signsofsummer
Photo Credit: LBI Source

Crafters/ Vendors Wanted

Posted: May 17, 2022

🕊Just Believe Inc is looking for crafters and vendors for their gift auction on Saturday July 30th from 11am-3pm in Lakehurst . 🕊
#Lakehurst #101thingstodo #vendorswanted #oceancountytourism #supportthecommunity #exploreoceancounty #crafterswanted #supportlocal #buyoceancounty #buylocal


Touch -A- Truck …


Touch A Truck

Save the date for Touch – a – Truck !

@ Jake’s Branch County Park !

1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood

Friday June 24th


Ocean County Events !

Posted: May 15, 2022


Stay up to date with all happenings in Ocean County

click below 🙂

Welcome to Ocean County – Ocean County Tourism



Toms River Fire Co. #2 100 Anniversary Celebration…

Posted: May 13, 2022


🥳🚒🥳 Celebrate 100 years with Toms River Fire Company 2 this Saturday May 14th @ noon at Huddy Park ! 🥳🚒🥳
🚒Thank you to past and present volunteers who have dedicated their time to service to the community ! 🚒
#101thingstodo #tomsriverlocal #tomsriver #celebration #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #huddypark #supportlocal #community

Explore Ocean County

Posted: May 11, 2022


Park Name Type of Trails Location
Berkeley Island County Park Bike Berkeley Township
Cattus Island County Park All Toms River Township
Eno’s Pond County Park All Lacey Township
Ocean County Park Hike/Bike Lakewood Township
Wells Mills County Park Hike/Bike/Nature Ocean Township
Beaver Dam Creek County Park Nature Point Pleasant
Jakes Branch County Park Hike/Bike/Nature Beachwood Borough
Mill Creek County Park Nature/Bike Berkley Township
Lochiel Creek County Park Nature/Hiking Barnegat Township
Florence T. Allen Conservation Area Hiking Berkley Township
Freedom Fields County Park Hiking Little Egg Harbor Township
Patriots’ County Sports Field Complex Bike Jackson Township
Cloverdale Farm County Park Nature Barnegat Township
Barnegat Branch Trail Hiking/Bike Barnegat, Ocean, Lacey, Berkeley Townships


Did you know that Ocean County has 14 County Parks with hiking, biking and nature trails?! The weather is warming up , and there’s a lot to explore in Ocean County !

Happy Mother’s Day !

Posted: May 8, 2022

Help Save the Earth, One Drink at a Time …

Posted: May 6, 2022

The ban on single use plastic began May 4th in New Jersey .


About Grass Straws , Lepironia Grass is a natural grass straw that come from the wetland area of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta.  Once the grass is harvested, it goes through a series of rinses including a saltwater, fresh water, ozone rinse and then finally baked in an oven to dry.

Grassstraw is based in Ocean County in Ortley Beach.

Read more below

Grassstraw-official | Grassstraw-official

A Film & Fundraiser for Ukraine : Olga

Posted: May 3, 2022
Looking for a way to show its support for the people of Ukraine, Lighthouse International Film Festival is hosting a benefit for World Central Kitchen and their life-giving work feeding the citizens of that war-torn country on Wednesday May 11th at 7:30pm @lbifoundation
Specially selected for this benefit is the multi award-winning drama, Olga, which tells the 2014 story of a teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland while training for the Olympics. As she prepares for competition, back home her friends and neighbors rise up to overturn the brutal dictatorship of Viktor Yanukovych, leaving Olga distant from the land she loves and powerless to help her struggling family.
 “We chose this film because it offers a glimpse into the life of a Ukrainian girl forced to make difficult choices during a dangerous time of great uncertainty,” says Natalie Caricato, Director of Lighthouse International Film Society. “And we hope her story will bring the LBI community together for a common cause.”   
  While the film is not a documentary, it does star Ukrainian gymnast Anastasia Budiashkina in the role of Olga, and features other members of Swiss and Ukrainian national teams. The film’s French director,  Elie Grappe, explains his strategy this way, “This film is about being exiled—a heroine torn by her loyalties to her country and career in a geopolitical situation beyond her control. I did not want to work with professional actors. I had to try and capture the truth using gymnasts. Which is why I chose these elite young athletes to explore the difficulties reconciling personal desires with the course of history.” 
 For Tickets Please Click Below :
Lighthouse International Film Festival – Long Beach Island, NJ (
 Lighthouse International Film Society will not be accepting individual donations for World Central Kitchen. To donate directly, visit
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #LBI #ukraine #exploreoceancounty #fundraiser #promotegrowth #olga

New Adventure Awaits in Ocean County !

Posted: May 1, 2022

Jump on in as we take you on a road trip through Ocean County for National Travel & Tourism Week !

Follow us on Facebook @tourismoceancounty & Instagram @exploreoceancounty


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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Posted: April 29, 2022

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month.

Ticks | Ticks | CDC

Cattus Island Nature Fest !

Posted: April 27, 2022
🌳🦅🐢Celebrating 42 years of connecting the community and nature ….🥳 Come out and Join Cattus Island County Park this Saturday 4/30 from 10am-4pm for The Cattus Island Nature Festival ! 🐢🦅🌳
This event is free and filled with lots of fun ! See attached schedule of events !
1170 Cattus Island Boulevard
Toms River, NJ 08753
#101thingstodo #countyparks #free #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #exploreoceancounty #nature #outdoors #oceancountytourism #boostyourmood #boostyourvibe #familyfun

Virtual Salute to Ocean County !

Posted: April 25, 2022

Earth Day Celebrations !

Posted: April 23, 2022

🌍Celebrate Earth Day 2022 at The Ocean County Mall with The Ocean County Health Department !
Ocean County Mall celebrates Earth Day with partnership from local organizations and retailers on Monday, April 25, 2022 in Center Court between 12pm-4pm.
Stop by to find out more about these organizations, what they do and how you can help. Meet with our Environmental Team and learn ways to help make a positive impact on the planet
Press Communications will be here distributing FREE Shopping Bags and awarding prizes to guests.🌍
#101thingstodo #earthday #tomsriverlocal #tomsriver #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supporttheearth #supportthecommunity

Joseph H. Vicari Award !

Posted: April 22, 2022

Celebrating the Joseph H. Vicari Award !

Honoring Ocean County’s outstanding Cultural Organization, Exceptional local artists, historians, preservationists, educators and Government Leaders.

Welcome to Ocean County !

Posted: April 21, 2022

Visit our website for so much helpful information ! Whether you are planning your next trip, looking for business resources, or events county wide… Our website makes it easy to navigate and ‘ Boost your Vibe’ with so many resources at your fingertips!


Request Your Jersey Shore Travel Guide below …

Welcome to Ocean County – Ocean County Tourism

Happy Easter !

Posted: April 17, 2022

Hindenburg Lighter Than- Air Memorial Service

Posted: April 16, 2022
Join the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society on Friday May 6th at 6:15pm for the “HINDENBURG/lLighter-Than-Air Memorial Service” on the 85th anniversary of The Hindenburg crash.
🔵Please Note! 🔵
Strict Security Requirements
Everyone wishing to attend must adhere to security requirements and must pre-register by calling (732) 600-8055 or contacting
All guests must be registered by May 1,2022.
No walk-ins or additions to the group will be accepted on the day of the tour.

Ecology Oceanography Cruises !

Posted: April 13, 2022
🐳Are you interested in hands on experience exploring the Barnegat Bay and Ocean environments?! Then this 2 hour tour is for you aboard @missbarnegatlight in Barnegat Light for their Ecology and Oceanography cruises ! 🐳🛳 Cruises begin in June & run to the end of August.
Captain Lou will lead the group in the bay and then into the ocean. Captain Lou has a BS in Marine Biology and has been teaching high school biology, environmental science and marine biology for over 20 years. Learn about the local environment, the commercial fishing industry, crabs and fish, birds of our area, plankton etc. Dolphin sightings are frequent just out the inlet as are gulls galore, multiple osprey nests from the dock to the inlet and so much more. GREAT FUN FOR ALL AGES!
All ages are encouraged to enjoy this trip with us
$40 per adult and $35 per child..
Trips run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on June 28th and run through the end of August with 2:30 PM Departure and 4:30 PM Return.
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #explorelocal #ecology #oceanography #marinebiology #setsail #barnegatlight #promotegrowth #businessdevelopment #atlanticocean #barnegatbay #tours #learningisfun

Earth Day Event – Island Heights

Posted: April 12, 2022

Come Join the  Earth Day Event in Island Heights

Come celebrate our beautiful planet with us!


The Island Heights Environmental Committee will be giving away seedlings, and seeds, collecting used toys, and textiles for recycling.


You can also participate in our townwide cleanup and bioswale planting.


Learn more about recycling, composting, and sustainability.




Location:Island Heights Earth Day 22 flyer

Wanamaker Complex, Island Heights, NJ


Date & Time:

April 23rd From 9 am to 1 pm



Wheelchair accessible, Sign Language

Explore Heritage & Hauntings of Downtown Toms River

Posted: April 10, 2022
“Toms River, a town technically older than America itself (founded on 1767), is a hotbed of historic and cultural significance.  There is a great deal known about the town’s role throughout history and even more not known or unconfirmed about is rich and sometime controversial past. From alleged old Indian burial grounds to Revolutionary War battle sites, from locations where scenes of the original horror film Amityville Horror were filmed to the underground tunnels, from Captain’s Row to the 200 year of cemetery…there is a wide array of notable occurrences, landmarks, rumors, and hauntings to be explored. The Hidden History Trail provides an interactive platform for researching, exploring, and possibility expanding our local knowledge of Downtown TR Heritage and Hauntings…”
Photo Credit : @downtowntomsriver  Picture of Downtown Toms River 

Family Health & Safety !

Posted: April 8, 2022
Join us on Thursday, April 21st from 10am-1pm at St. Francis Community Center for the Family Health & Safety Fair! Many free health screenings will be available. Opportunities to engage in conversation with various health professionals and local organizations that offer health/social services to our community. A free continental breakfast will also be provided.   St. Francis Community Center 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach Township

Vendor Opportunities!

Posted: April 3, 2022

Rocking with Rotary Concert 2022

Event by Central Ocean Rotary Club of Toms River

Location: Huddy Park, Toms River

Tickets = $40 donation (on sale now)

Our Rocking with Rotary Concert will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022 RAIN OR SHINE at Huddy Park in Toms River, New Jersey. We will be featuring great bands for your entertainment:

  • Moroccan Sheepherders
  • Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns
  • Nobody You Know
  • The Mojo Monks
  • Eddie Testa
  • Capt. Eric & The Shipwrecks
  • Gary Frost

Cost: $40 donation/person

Bring your own chair/blanket – NO tents, coolers, or pets. Donation is non-refundable.

SPONSORSHIPS & VENDORS: Looking to get your name out to hundreds of people? Become a sponsor or a vendor! For more information visit:

All proceeds of this event go to local charities in our community. For more information on what we do and how we help visit

Meals on Wheels…

Posted: March 30, 2022

🔵Did you know that Ocean County is home to Meals on Wheels of Ocean County a Non-profit charity that creates and implements social and nutritional programs to enhance the lives of senior citizens in Ocean County NJ.

🔵The demand for Meals on Wheels is extremely high, and increases each year. As a result, we carefully review each case to ensure our limited resources go to those who need it most. In order to qualify, you or your spouse must be:

🔵Age 60 or over

🔵Housebound, i.e. incapacitated due to accident, illness or frailty

🔵Unable to prepare meals safely, or lack the knowledge and skills to prepare meals

🔵Lacking support from family, friends, neighbors, health aides or other caregivers to help secure regular meals

🔵Spouses of home bound older individuals if an assessment indicates that receipt of Meals On Wheels is in best interest of the senior

🔵Disabled dependent child who resides with an older, eligible individual

#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #promotegrowth #supportthecommunity #mealsonwheels #seniorresources

📸Photo Credit: @Meals on Wheels of Ocean County

Ocean County Health Department …

Posted: March 28, 2022


(Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is reminding residents that since the 2018 closure of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, the free potassium iodide (KI) pill program has been discontinued.

“With the Oyster Creek facility in Lacey Township shut down and nuclear energy no longer being generated, the recommendation for residents to continue to receive the KI pills is no longer necessary,” said Daniel Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator/Health Officer. “Every once in a while we still receive a flurry of pill requests from residents that made it a good habit to stay up-to-date with their supply but we explain to them that the pills are no longer needed or available.”

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station opened in 1969 and a 10-mile radius of the facility was designated the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ). The OCHD began the free KI pill program for residents living in EPZ in 2002 after concerns related to 9/11.

Potassium iodide, an ingredient found in table salt, can provide protection for the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine and can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after a nuclear emergency.

“For residents who have expired or unwanted KI pills, they can easily dispose of them in the regular household trash,” Regenye added. “However, it’s important to know that you should never flush them down the toilet or otherwise put them in the water supply.”

To learn more about KI pill toxicity visit A list of prescription medication disposal sites located throughout Ocean County can also be found on the OCHD website.

Support the Community !

Posted: March 26, 2022

🥞Join Pleasant Plains Vol. Fire Department and save the date for the 76th semi annual ” Famous” all you can eat Flap Jack Breakfast. 🥞

Sunday April 10th 🥞 7am-12pm

🧡Please consider donating Non Perishable items which will be collected at the breakfast for the local food pantry. 🧡

#101thingstodo #eatlocal #supportthecommunity #tomsriver #oceancountytourim #exploreoceancounty #allyoucaneat #boostyourfood #boostyourmood #boostyourvibe

Summer Filmmaking Institute…

Posted: March 24, 2022

Do you have an interest in learning how movies are made? The Summer Filmmaking Institute is designed for you! Participate in one of our weeklong programs and learn Digital Filmmaking techniques, Camera Operation, Directing Techniques, Editing, and more.

Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Heights

Local Job Fairs …

Posted: March 22, 2022
For More Info …

Spring into Ocean County !

Posted: March 20, 2022

Happy 1st day of Spring Ocean County !

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Our Local Zoo …

Posted: March 18, 2022

Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, birds, exotic and farm animals.

It costs $250+ a week to feed our big cats, each with a specialized diet, likes & dislikes, and for some, medicines. Don’t forget about our month-long Food Drive currently going on. We are raising funds to help cover the cost of food. Check in daily for behind-the-scenes photos and videos to learn about our animals’ diets and what it costs to simply feed our 200+ rescues.

Please Consider Donating

Click to donate:

Photo Credit: Popcorn Park Zoo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

Posted: March 17, 2022

Join Lava Java this Saturday …

Posted: March 16, 2022

This upcoming Saturday (3/19), Lava Java in Lavallette, they will be donating all profits to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Come enjoy your daily coffee while knowing that your purchase is supporting an essential humanitarian service to the people of Ukraine.

500 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette

Public Health Week ..

Posted: March 14, 2022


The Ocean County Health Department is calling for submissions for our Public Health is Where You Are student challenge. Help us recognize how far we have come as a community during the pandemic and celebrate Public Health Appreciation Week from April 4-10, 2022.

Submit your creative, original content focusing on one of three themes.

• Public Health Heroes – How were you a hero during the pandemic?

• Sending Thanks – How would you like to thank our public health heroes?

• Positive Coping Skills – How did you cope during the pandemic?

All elementary, middle and high school students are eligible. A winner, first runner up, and second runner up will be chosen from each grade level. Submissions will be judged by Ocean County Health Department staff, Board of Health members and Ocean County Commissioners.

Submissions are due by March 24, 2022. Call 732-341-9700 x7536 or email for more information.

Postponed …

Posted: March 12, 2022

The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for today; Saturday 3/12 has been postponed due to weather until Saturday April 2nd at noon ! Mark your calendars !

Ocean County Library Prom Dresses…

Posted: March 11, 2022

Prom Dress Giveaway is Back in 2022

Ongoing through Thursday, April 21

Location: Brick Branch
Toms River Branch
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Prom Dress Giveaway is back! If you need a  dress for prom, junior prom or the eighth grade dance , then stop by  Brick, Toms River and Little Egg Harbor on the following dates: Click Here for Flyer
*ALL events are from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Toms River Branch -101 Washington Street – 732-349-6200
Tues., March 29
Wed., March 30
 Thurs., March 31
Little Egg Harbor Branch – 290 Mathistown Road – 609-294 1197 
Tues. April 5
Wed. April 6Brick Branch – 301 Chambers Bridge Road 732-477-4513
Tues. April 19
Wed. April 20

Spotted Lantern Biology & Management …

Posted: March 9, 2022

To Register …

Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

Posted: March 7, 2022

Photo Credit: The Ocean County Parade Committee

This Saturday March 12th kicking off on The Boulevard in Seaside Heights at 12pm! Come join the fun !

New Safe Passing Law …

Posted: March 4, 2022

As we get closer to warmer weather, and the summer season, more people are out enjoying a bike ride, it’s important to be aware.

“The state’s new safe passing law goes into effect March 1. It requires drivers to provide at least 4 feet when passing vulnerable road users, like cyclists and joggers.

The law joins the move over law and crosswalk stop law, which require motorists to move over or slow down for first responders and stop for people crossing in crosswalks. The goal of all these laws is to reduce injuries and fatalities and prevent near misses.

The law takes effect after one of the deadliest years on New Jersey roads in decades, according to data from the New Jersey State Police. In 2021, 703 people were killed in crashes, including 222 pedestrians and 23 cyclists. It was the deadliest year on record for pedestrians in New Jersey since 1983 when 229 pedestrians were killed and the deadliest year for cyclists since 1999 when 24 cyclists were killed.

Last year’s terrifying trends seem to be continuing this year. As of February 21, there had been 79 fatal crashes resulting in 84 deaths. This includes 24 pedestrians.

The new law, signed by Governor Murphy in August, requires drivers to use “due caution” whenever they see a vulnerable roadway user, which includes people walking, running, biking, riding a scooter or in a wheelchair.

Drivers must move over one lane if possible. On a single-lane road, drivers must allow a f4-foot safety zone when passing. If they cannot provide 4 feet of space, they must slow down to 25 mph and be prepared to stop until they can safely pass without endangering those sharing the road.

Drivers who violate the law and cause bodily injury, face a $500 fine and two motor vehicle penalty points. If there is no bodily injury, the fine is $100.

Slowing down, moving over, and passing with care will prevent crashes and save lives.” – Point Pleasant Beach Police Department

Ocean County Special Needs Registry

Posted: March 2, 2022

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer, Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy and Ocean County Police Chiefs Association President Michael DiBella are proud to announce the launch of the Ocean County Special Needs Registry. Effective March 1, 2022, the Ocean County Special Needs Registry will be available to all citizens with special needs who reside, attend school or are employed in Ocean County. The goal of the Special Needs Registry is to ensure all Ocean County residents who may be in need of special assistance are able to get the help and support they need in a time of emergency or during interaction with Law Enforcement, Fire or EMS personnel.

Through the website,

which can be found at Ocean County residents will be able to register themselves or any family members living in their home who may have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities due to a physical and/or intellectual disability. The registry will provide first responders with vital information regarding a registrant’s special needs, emergency contact information, physical description, and current photograph. Information provided through registration is confidential and will only be shared with law enforcement and first responders during an emergency or for the purpose of planning an emergency response.

Each registrant will be provided with two window decals that can be placed on the front entrance of the registrant’s residence as well as on the window of any vehicle in which they regularly travel. The presence of the OCSNR decal signifies to first responders that someone in the residence or vehicle has some degree of special need and that they should respond accordingly. The use of the decals is voluntary.

The Harvey Girls Go West…

Posted: February 28, 2022

“Kim Hanley from the American Historical Theatre portrays Mrs. Alice Dougherty White in this exciting and entertaining look at The Harvey Girls, the first nationally known female workforce. Learn about how these young ladies along with the Fred Harvey Company helped civilize the Southwest and helped feed the troops during the second Great War in their search for independence and adventure. Sponsored by the Friends of the Brick Branch.” – OCL

Registration Required Below …

Photo Courtesy of Ocean County Library

Senior Resource Directory

Posted: February 26, 2022

“Our seniors are special in so many ways. In Ocean County we make certain our programs and services – from transportation to nutrition sites – provide this population with the assistance they need to live independently and with dignity.

The Office of Senior Services is the focal point that older adults and their families can turn to for information regarding services and programs. Residents are encouraged to call us for information on available services and programs.”- Ocean County Office of Senior Services

For an online resource guide and more info click here….

Community Clambake !

Posted: February 24, 2022

Join the 7th Annual Arctic outreach this Saturday February 26th from 11-7pm @mudcitycrabhouse in Manahawkin ! In Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien & profits benefitting Jetty Rock Foundation .

The family-friendly event includes food, beer, wine, hot cocoa, multiple bands, and a huge auction!

Vendors Wanted !

Posted: February 23, 2022

📢Attention Ocean County Food trucks & vendors ! 📢

Now is the time to reach out to : if you would like to participate in the 4th annual South Toms River Food Trucks & Craft Beer Festival, held Saturday October 8, 2022 ! Reserve your businesses spot today !

South Toms River Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Happy Presidents Day !

Posted: February 21, 2022

The Jersey Tenors

Posted: February 18, 2022
Photo Courtesy of The Surflight Theatre

Join The Surflight Theatre this Saturday 2/19 @ 7:30pm and Sunday 2/20 @ 2pm .

The Jersey Tenors , the newest Opera/Rock Mash-up sensation that creates an explosive blend of the most iconic Opera classics alongside such Rock ‘N Roll industry greats as Queen, Journey, Elton John, and Billy Joel along with Jersey favorites: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to name but a few. From Frank Sinatra to Frankie Valli to Figaro – FORGETTABOUTIT!!!

Get your tickets here …

Happy Birthday Ocean County !

Posted: February 16, 2022

Happy 172nd Birthday Ocean County!

Ocean County celebrated it’s 172nd birthday yesterday !

“Ocean County was established on February 15, 1850. Ocean County originally consisted of six townships – Brick, Dover, Jackson, Plumsted, Stafford and Union (now Barnegat). Dover (now Toms River) was designated as the county seat and construction began on the Ocean County Court House in 1850!”- OCPO

Happy Valentine’s Day Ocean County !

Posted: February 14, 2022

Good morning Ocean County ! Here are some ideas on how to spread love today !

Remember to be kind and show love each and everyday ! <3

Small Business Grant

Posted: February 10, 2022

Good Morning Ocean County !

Did you know…

The world’s largest market is at your fingertips, and the Ocean County Division of Business Development invites you to explore this website and use it as your navigator.

With the assistance of our Board of Commissioners our mission is to ensure economic health in Ocean County by educating, informing, and working together with businesses, the residents, the community as a whole in each of our 33 municipalities to empower economic growth, strength, and success.

Please call our office for further information (732)929-2000.

Preserving Creative Spaces…

Posted: February 9, 2022

2022 Polar Bear Plunge…

Posted: February 8, 2022
Photo Courtesy of Special Olympics NJ

Save The Date for a great cause Ocean County . Saturday 2/26 from 10am-2pm for the 2022 Polar Bear Plunge. “Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state. It’s a great way for everyone–individuals, teams, organizations and businesses–to get involved supporting Special Olympics New Jersey. All funds raised go towards programming and events for thousands of athletes statewide.
Can’t make it to the plunge? No need to worry, we’ve got a virtual plunge option. Plunge your way, have fun, be safe.” – @SONewJersey

To Register or Donate click here 👇

Ocean County Services…

Posted: February 6, 2022

🛠We want to get social with you ! DM us about your Ocean County service today , to be featured on our social media. 🛠#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #supportlocal #services #boostyourvibe #boostyourmood


Instagram: @exploreoceancounty

Show some Love Ocean County !

Posted: February 4, 2022

❤February is the month of love! Show some love Ocean County for The Maximilian Foundation in Manahawkin . Visit their newly opened Max’s Self -Esteem Craft Market & support a wonderful cause ❤” The Foundation is a non-profit focused on strengthening kids in an effort to PREVENT destructive behavior such as substance abuse. The Maximilian Foundation is dedicated and committed to supporting bona fide programs that work with Children and Adolescents’ insecurities through Counseling, Substance Abuse Awareness and Education. The Foundation’s focus, efforts and mission are to help support those programs designed to strengthen individuals, build character and confidence, thus allowing Children and Adolescents to better cope with life’s challenges, develop strong life skills, and learn to believe in themselves.”
Shop & support their craft market 👇

Happy Ground Hogs Day Ocean County !

Posted: February 2, 2022

Happy Lunar New Year !

Posted: February 1, 2022

Reading Challenge !

Posted: January 31, 2022

“Welcome to Beanstack, your one stop shop for tracking your reading progress and activities at the Ocean County Library. Earn digital badges by logging books, tracking reading times or pages read, attend programming, or write reviews for our year-round reading challenges.”

Join the reading challenge here….

Photo Courtesy of Ocean County Library

Here’s The Scoop …

Posted: January 29, 2022

Facebook: @tourismoceancounty

Instagram: @exploreoceancounty

Winter in Ocean County

Posted: January 27, 2022

Ocean County, did you know ! There are plenty of activities happening in Ocean County , check out the winter program guide online for more information below….