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Green Fair: Learning about the sustainability of your community!

Posted: July 21, 2024


Monday August 12th

12pm-4pm Manahawkin Lake!

Scan the QR code for more details!

Ocean County College grant writing training!

Posted: July 19, 2024
💻Ocean County College is offering a county grant writing training sponsored by the Ocean County Department of Human Services . 💻
The trainings will be offered August 5-7, 19-21, and September 16-18 from 9:00am to 12:30pm; and held in-person at Ocean County College, CLC Building #4, Room 105.
View the flyer for more information and scan the QR code of the respective date you wish to attend in order to reserve your place in the class.

In-Seine Fridays!

Posted: July 17, 2024



“In-Seine” Fridays
Go “in-seine” with this fun Friday morning adventure. We will take a one-mile nature walk to Cattus Island’s beach. Upon arriving at the beach, our naturalist will explain the fine art of seining. You will see a seining demonstration and get a close up view of native bay species. No registration required. This program is weather dependent.
LOCATION: Cooper Environmental Center Lobby,
Cattus Island County Park, Toms River
DATE: Fridays, July 5-August 16
TIME: 9:30-11:30 am
FEE: Free AGE: All


South Toms River Family Fun Day/ Backpack Extravaganza: Vendors Wanted!

Posted: July 15, 2024
📢Vendors Wanted for a day of fun, games, and excitement at our family fun day! This event is perfect for families with children of all ages and is sure to provide hours of entertainment. We will be having a craft and vendor fair! Meet STR’s Civic Organizations, First Responders, K-9 Demo and SO MUCH MORE📢
📅Event takes place on August 17th- 10am-4pm
For Vendor info, Click Below!
📍1 Drake Lane, South Toms River
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #southtomsriver #vendorswanted #supportlocal #familyfun #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

“Break The Grip of The Rip! “

Posted: July 13, 2024
🌊The days are heating up, the beach is the place to be to cool off, Stay safe on your next trip!🌊

Check Ocean County Beach conditions below!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #safebeachday #buyoceancounty #ripcurrents #beachsafety #respecttheocean #supportourcommunity #summerfun

📽The Thomas Edison Film Festival 📽 A TRULY RARE PROGRAM OF NEW SHORT FILMS

Posted: July 11, 2024
Presented at @Ocean County Artists Guild in Island Heights!
📽The Thomas Edison Film Festival (named after the inventor of the motion picture medium just over 100 years ago) is coming to the Guild for the third year in a row.
📽Guild Trustee, Festival founder and Director Emeritus, John Columbus is joining with Jane Steuerwald, the current Festival Director
Join them; July 13 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
📍 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportthearts #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #thomasedison #filmfestival #islandheights #buyoceancounty

14th Annual Laurita Winery Vines of Life Walk to Cure Cancer!

Posted: July 9, 2024

DON’T MISS the 14th Annual Laurita Winery Vines of Life Walk to Cure Cancer!
Sunday, September 29th, 10-1:30pm!
Registration is $40 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1. Afterwards, registration will be $45.
PERSONALIZE your walk! T-shirts will include the line “I’m Walking for____” to be filled in by participant with a Sharpie! Choose your t-shirt size at checkout!
Walk-ins WILL BE welcome!
Raise a Toast, Raise Awareness!
There will be THREE wine and cheese stations along the way!
Each participant 21+ will receive a sample tasting of red wine and of white wine at each station along the way, with cheese samples for all! There will also be bottled water at each station for participants to take along the walk!
A portion of the proceeds from the Vines of Life Walk benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women who are receiving treatment for cancer.
They provide services that complement medical treatment, including oncology massages, nutrition education, individual counseling, expressive writing, reflexology, Reiki, guided meditation, prayer, and yoga at no cost to their guests.


Start Exploring!

Posted: July 7, 2024
Be sure to take advantage of our Museum Pass Program this summer!
The Ocean County Library’s Museum Pass Program provides Ocean County residents, with a library card, the opportunity to visit a variety of cultural and educational attractions in the tri-state area. For a list of participating museums, FAQs, and to reserve a pass please visit:
⭐️Be sure to check the museum’s website for hours, procedures, and more before planning your visit.

🎪🤹‍♂️🎡The countdown to The Ocean County Fair is on! 🎡🤹‍♂️🎪

Posted: July 5, 2024
Did you know that The Ocean County Fair has been a staple event in Ocean County since 1947. By 1967, the one-day “Ocean County Field Day” had become a three-day “Ocean County Fair” with the participation of over 80 4-H clubs, and attendance of over 60,000 people.
In 1982 the Ocean County Fair was expanded to a four-day event. Today, the Ocean County Fair is held for five days from Wednesday to Sunday where it has remained a non-profit educational event celebrating the entire Ocean County community.
Please contact with any questions
Wednesday July 10th- 5pm-11pm
Thursday July 11th- 5pm-11pm
Friday July 12th 11am-11pm
Saturday July 13th 11am-11pm
Sunday July 14th 11am-5pm
📍Robert J. Miller Airpark -901 Route 530, Berkeley Township
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #agrotourism #Berkeley #CountyFair #familyfun #animals #rides #music #food

Happy 4th of July, Ocean County!

Posted: July 4, 2024

BlueClaws Fundraiser Supports Ocean County Student Veterans

Posted: July 3, 2024

BlueClaws Fundraiser Supports Ocean County Student Veterans


TOMS RIVER, NJ — Round up your family and friends and take them out to the ball game – for a terrific cause!

Ocean County College is once again partnering with the Jersey Shore BlueClaws for a ticket sale fundraiser in support of the college’s Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC).


Come on out to ShoreTown Ball Park on July 11 7:05pm game time or August 17 7:05 game times and enjoy a great night of family fun while showing your support for veteran and military-affiliated students at OCC!  Tickets are just $15 and proceeds from each purchase will go directly toward supporting the VMRC, which provides scholarships, academic support, campus and community resources, mentoring, advocacy, counseling services, and so much more to help veterans and military-affiliated students achieve their goals.


Discounted tickets are available for Military Appreciation Night (July 11) or Salute to Heroes Night (August 17). Can’t make it on either of these dates? Buy a ticket to donate for a veteran to attend in your place!


Tickets are available now via the following links:

July 11 (Military Appreciation Night):

August 17 (Salute to Heroes):


The VMRC at Ocean County College is 100% committed to helping our military-connected students succeed. Learn more about the Veteran and Military Resource Center at Ocean County College at

Welcome July !🎆

Posted: July 1, 2024


🎆 July is here! 🎆
☀️🌊Now’s the time to enjoy Ocean County’s 44 miles of Atlantic Coast Beaches …. 42 magnificent miles of Barnegat Bay & beyond! 🌊☀️
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #welcomejuly #atlanticocean #barnegatbay #comeseaus #vistus #staycation




🏖Did you know that Beach Haven is home to Beach Haven Beach Taxi!?🏖

Posted: June 29, 2024
🏖Read below to see if you are eligible! 🏖
By appointment only.
For more information and to set up an appointment please go to:
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #LBI #BeachHaven #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #beachtime

Farmers Market Season is Here!

Posted: June 27, 2024
Farmers Market Every Sunday!
Place: Point Pleasant Beach Train Station Parking lot, Arnold Ave
Dates: Sunday’s 5/19/24 – 9/8/24
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. set up time starts at 6:30 a.m.
Kauffman Farms
Sea Glass Jewelry by Kristen
Americas Kettle Corn
Caldino’s LLC
Backyard Blooms
SoGood Guacamole
The 4 of us sweets and treats
Shore Sauce
One Stop Eco Shop
Colors of the Wind Apothecary
Last Wave Brewing Company
Cedar Post Farm Market
Social Bread llc
Savvy Fit Soaps
Auntie Tats’s Candle Shoppe
Krakus Deli LLC
Port Coffee Roasters
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County
502 Baking Co
Mikes Crumb Cake Factory             

Get creative for Sailfest’s Cover Art Contest! ⛵️🎨⛵️

Posted: June 25, 2024
⛵️🎨⛵️ Sail on over for details below to create a masterpiece for September’s Sailfest Cover Art Contest! ⛵️🎨⛵️
Link to submission form in Instagram Bio. @ocaguild22
Deadline for submission is July 1st.
Ocean County Artists Guild

Ocean County 4th of July Fireworks!

Posted: June 23, 2024

Looking to Learn a New Set of Skills, Advance in Your Career, or Start a New Hobby?

Posted: June 21, 2024

Looking to Learn a New Set of Skills, Advance in Your Career, or Start a New Hobby?
OCVTS offers over 150 Adult Evening Classes.
*Classes Begin: 9/9/24
First Year Apprentice Registration:8/7/24
Returning Apprentice Registration: 7/10/24


Boater’s Equipment Checklist!


✨ Looking to volunteer?….. @Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity wants you! ✨


✨ Looking to volunteer?….. @Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity wants you! ✨
Call : (732)818-9500 x 101 or email


Welcome Summer!

Posted: June 20, 2024

Visit our Safe Beach Day Dashboard!

Know before you go!

Safe Beach Day – Ocean County Tourism

Tee- Off at Ocean County Mayors’ Association 33rd Annual Golf Classic !

Posted: June 19, 2024

For more information click below:

Ocean County Mayors Association (

NJRPA Aquatics Section Presents The 2024 Bathing Suit and Goggle Drive with the NJ Swim Safety Alliance and Dolfin Swimwear 

Posted: June 17, 2024




NJRPA Aquatics Section Presents The

2024 Bathing Suit and Goggle Drive with the NJ Swim Safety Alliance and Dolfin Swimwear


Bring Any new, unused boys’ or girls’ swimsuits and goggles to this location to donate to the efforts

Judith and Jim Josephs

114 New York Ave. Lavallette



⛵️✨Join the luxury 2024 sailing experience with Wind Therapy Wellness Retreats✨⛵️



⛵️✨Join the luxury 2024 sailing experience with Wind Therapy Wellness Retreats aboard a 41′ Luxury Sailboat on the Barnegat Bay! ✨⛵️
✨Whether you want to sun yourself on deck while being lulled to sleep by the lapping waves and warm breeze OR experience a Zen retreat which may include movement, guided meditation, crystal sound bowls, heart healing ceremonies, selfcare practices, wellness workshops and more…✨
⛵️Setting sail beginning in July!!
Visit our website to pre-register your group & learn more!

Summer Fun at Pine Shores Art Association!

Posted: June 15, 2024

Looking for an art camp for your 6-10 year old creative kid? Look no further!
🎨July 15-18 @ Tuckerton PSAA, 9am-1pm
🖌️ Projects will range from Fine Art to Fun Crafts, 2D-3D, with summer fun activities outside 😎
🖼️ bring a water bottle, snack, and lunch each day
Only $160 total! 🎉
Registration is open and spots are available!
🧐Questions? Message this page!
Register here or call: 6097137337




Safety on the ‘Sea’

Posted: June 13, 2024

Ocean County Parks & Recreation Summer Program Guide is here!

Posted: June 11, 2024
Your @Ocean County Parks & Recreation SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE to events, classes, programs etc. is now online at the following link:
Registration begins June 7
Registration Form:
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:
Administration Phone: (732) 506-9090


Posted: June 9, 2024
🌊🌏Applications are OPEN for this year’s Summer STEM Program, and we could not be more excited to bring you the next round of this FREE and dynamic program!
Kids will get the opportunity to learn the principles of STEM through hands-on activities with marine and environmental science, all while being outside and enjoying the beauty of Barnegat Bay and its watershed!
Spots are limited and this season we are accepting children from the Bay Head, Mantoloking, and Point Pleasant area aged 5-15! 🌏🌊
🌏Apply today and make sure that your child’s summer is UNFORGETTABLE!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #summercamp #stem #supportourcommunity #protectourplanet #summerfun #barnegatbay

📅🎨 It’s never too early to make those summer plans!

Posted: June 7, 2024
📅🎨 It’s never too early to make those summer plans! Get those tickets for Just Believe Inc Sip & Paint! 🎨📅
Scan the QR Below!
📍Jackson AMVETS Post #2- 1290 Toms River Road, Jackson
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #paint #fundraiser #Jackson

Come have a 🐅 ‘roar-some’🐅 time volunteering!

Posted: June 5, 2024
Come have a 🐅 ‘roar-some’🐅 time volunteering!
@Popcorn Park Animal Refuge is searching for more Park Patrol Volunteers to help maintain a peaceful environment for our animals and visitors alike. Get to know the animals of Popcorn Park and their stories while enjoying fresh air and sunshine!
Duties include safety patrol, parking assistance, relaying important messages to staff, reflecting a positive presence in the park by assisting visitors with questions, and more!
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Beth: or call (609) 693-1900 if interested.

It’s going to be a ‘Paw-fect’ Day….

Posted: June 3, 2024


Paws in the Park

Toms River – Commissioner Virginia E. Haines announces that the Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation will be hosting their Paws in the Park at the Ocean County Fairgrounds, located at Robert J. Miller Airpark at 901 Route 530, Berkeley Township, NJ 08721 on Saturday, June 15th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Ocean County Parks and Recreation, as well as various dog related vendors, shelters/rescues, trainers, veterinarians, etc. will be tabling and providing demonstrations and information for event-goers. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department will also be present to assist in the Child Registry Program and K9 demonstrations.

Dog related vendors, shelters, etc. are welcome to contact Marc Steuer at (732) 506-9090, ext. 5950 for more details. There is no vendor fee or admittance fee to the public.


This program is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Commissioners

Hello, June!

Posted: June 1, 2024


Safe Beach Day – Ocean County Tourism

💐Are you a business or organization hosting an event held in Ocean County?! 💐

Posted: May 29, 2024
💐Are you a business or organization hosting an event held in Ocean County?! 💐
📆Spring on over and input your events on our Ocean County events calendar below! 📆
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #springonover #eventscalender

Remembering our Brave Heroes this Memorial Day!

Posted: May 25, 2024

♻️🛥🌏🔥 OC Recycles Boat Flare Disposal Event! ♻️🛥🌏🔥

@ocrecycles June 1st – 9am-12pm
Registration Required:
📍Ocean County Training Center, 200 Volunteer Way, Waretown
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #reduce #reuse #recycle #protectourplanet #waretown #supportourcommunity #boatflares

❤️🤍💙 Join Community Medical Center Foundation for their 19th Annual Red,White & Brew Kick off to Summer Wine Tasting! 💙🤍❤️

Posted: May 23, 2024
❤️🤍💙 Join Community Medical Center Foundation for their 19th Annual Red,White & Brew Kick off to Summer Wine Tasting! 💙🤍❤️
Wednesday June 5th – 5:30pm-8:30pm
Toms River Country Club – Washington Street, Toms River
🎟Support our community, raffle proceeds benefitting Community Medical Center Foundation! 🎟
Scan the QR Code for more details!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

🥳2024 Kids Zone sponsors wanted! 🥳

Posted: May 21, 2024
@Dock Road Marlin Fest in Beach Haven is looking for a 2024 Kids Zone sponsor that can help us to continue to bring fun activities and entertainment to the families that will be attending Dock Road Marlin Fest.
“Over the past 2 years, we have had a wide variety of activities and entertainment like face painters, stilt walkers, and outdoor game space. We also have our very popular oversized whiteboard that brings out the artist in everyone.”
If you are interested in finding out how you can support our Kid Zone, please reach out to us at
📍601 Dock Rd, Beach Haven
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #familyfun #sponsors #kidszones #LBI #beachhaven #supportourcommunity

National Travel and Tourism Week !

Posted: May 19, 2024


Follow our journey on Facebook: @tourismoceancounty   Instagram: @exploreoceancounty

❤Did you know that Ocean County is home to, Hearts of Mercy, a Manahawkin based non-profit❤

Posted: May 15, 2024


❤Did you know that Ocean County is home to, Hearts of Mercy , a Manahawkin based non-profit offering after-school programs free to qualifying families. ❤
Some of the services provided:
• Tutoring
• Mentoring
• Art
• STEAM Program
• Homework help
“With the assistance of our Donors, we have also been able to sponsor children in sports and other enrichment programs including Summer Camp. Our Tutoring program includes one on one assistance with academic struggles, homework help and projects. We are very proud of the fact that our tutors are retired teachers and honor students from surrounding schools. We have had many guest speakers attend tutoring sessions to talk about both academic and non-academic subjects. ”
We are changing lives, one child at a time!
To Get involved, donate, or inquire about services… click below!
📍364 N Main St., Manahawkin

Complete Care Holiday City for a celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Posted: May 13, 2024

Mark your calendars! Join us on May 29th 10am-2pm at Complete Care Holiday City for a celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. There will be basket give aways, Blood Pressure and a mobile DexoScanner. Join us for a great day!

Happy Mother’s Day, Ocean County!

Posted: May 12, 2024

“Unlock the Ocean Ceremony”

Posted: May 11, 2024

Please come join us to officially start the summer season on the beach!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 – 10a.m.

Where: Philadelphia Avenue (Ocean Side), Lavallette

Commissioner Frank Sadeghi, Liaison to Business Development & Tourism along with The Board of Commissioners, Lavallette Elementary School students to entertain us, & special guest appearance.

A large wooden Ocean County Key will be used to “Unlock the Ocean” to kick off the Tourism season!

A Special Thank You to: The Ocean County Board of Commissioners, Mayor Walter LaCicero & Council, Lavallette Police Department, Lavallette Elementary School, Lifeguards, and Ocean County Department of Buildings & Grounds For more information please call (732) 929-2000

Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Youth Police Academy

Posted: May 9, 2024

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Youth Police Academy will be held at the Ocean County Police Academy from August 5, 2024 – August 9, 2024.

The objective of the Youth Academy is to educate the recruits on police procedures and hands on experience from highly trained officers in:

  • S.W.A.T.
  • Drone
  • K-9
  • Mount Unit
  • Marine Unit
  • CSI

The training for the Youth Academy will also include but not limited to physical fitness, handcuffing technique, military etiquette, marching and defensive tactics.  This training will give the recruits a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to succeed in the profession of law enforcement. We place strong emphasis on self respect, respect of others, and teamwork. This will be accomplished through structured events which will be offered in a fun, informative, interactive, educational and hands-on manner.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be an Ocean County resident
  2. Kids must be between the ages of 10-13
  3. Completed application.
  4. Signed medical release form and civil liability form
  5. Signed media release form

What do I wear/bring?
Recruits must arrive in a plain white shirt, black shorts, white socks, running shoes and a bagged lunch for each day.

Recruits will be provided a gray youth academy shirt, an academy water bottle and a black academy baseball cap.

If you have any questions about the Youth Academy, feel free to contact S/O Christopher Jarin:






Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Youth Police Academy (

Get those tickets for Jackson Twp Vol Fire Co #1 – Station 55 10th Annual Beef & Beer

Posted: May 7, 2024


Get those tickets for Jackson Twp Vol Fire Co #1 – Station 55 10th Annual Beef & Beer happening on Saturday, May 18th 6:30pm – 11pm.
Get ready for a night filled with delicious beef dishes catered by Nightingale Catering and Icarus Brewing Co. beer! Join us at 6:30 pm for a fun evening with great food, drinks, raffles, a wing-eating contest, and DJ. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a tasty meal and relax with friends. Mark your calendar and come hungry! We can’t wait to see you there!
(732) 363-7595
📍113 N New Prospect Road
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #volunteer #jackson #savethedate #getthosetickets #beefandbeer #supportourcommunity

Join us for a good cause, tonight!

Posted: May 3, 2024

Join us for a blazing good time for a cause! 🔥

Seabase Lounge is proud to host a special fundraising event to support our local fire departments!📅 Mark your calendars for Friday, May 3rd, and come on down to enjoy a night of drinks, laughter, and community spirit! 🍹

For every house drink purchased, we’ll be donating a dollar back to our brave firefighters who tirelessly serve and protect our community. It’s our small way of saying THANK YOU for all they do! ❤️

So gather your friends, raise a glass, and let’s show our support together! See you at Seabase Lounge on May 3rd!

Hello, May!

Posted: May 1, 2024

Things are starting to heat up! Ocean County is home to Safe Beach Day, a handy dashboard to give you all the Ocean County beach info you need to know before you go!

Learn more below!

Safe Beach Day – Ocean County Tourism

Happy Cinco De Mayo, Ocean County!

Posted: April 30, 2024

See what fun things are happening today! Click Below!

Events from July 17 – June 1 – Ocean County Tourism

COMPASS Academy: Drugs 101 Parent Forum

Posted: April 27, 2024

COMPASS Academy: Drugs 101 Parent Forum

Join Preferred Behavioral Health Group’s NJ4S COMPASS program and the Ocean County Health Department, at an interactive parent/caregiver presentation titled: What to Look For. This educational workshop will equip adults with practical and useful information on navigating drug trends among youth in Ocean County.

This event is free to attend and open to Ocean County adults only.


OCHD staff will be providing a Drugs 101 presentation focusing on alcohol, vaping, and marijuana use among students. They will also be training and providing families with Narcan. NJ4S COMPASS Ocean County will provide a brief overview on prevention and mental health services and TAO Connect. Retired police officers will be providing a presentation entitled What to Look For. A brief Q&A will follow the presentations and families will have the opportunity to visit resource tables to get additional information.




Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd, Barnegat Township, NJ 08005


Date & Time:

Monday, May 6, 2024 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm


🚔Attention Toms River Residents 🚔

Posted: April 23, 2024
🚔Attention Toms River Residents 🚔
The Junior Police Camp is a way for the department to give back to our community and give children an inside look at our police department and law enforcement as a whole. Campers get to ride in police cars, utilize specialized police equipment, learn self-defense tactics, and engage in physical activity. They also have exposure to the motorcycle unit, EMS Ambulance, ESU team, fire suppression vehicles, obstacle course and much more.
Sixty children will be selected for this FREE camp based on a lottery system. Must be a Toms River resident. Only applicants currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade will be considered.
The Police Camp application deadline is May 31, 2024. Applications may be picked up at police headquarters, from your school officer or DOWNLOAD at
For additional information, please contact Lt. Gene Bachonski at 732-349-0150 Ext. 1284
Toms River Police Department


Posted: April 21, 2024



Ocean County & The Orthodox Jewish Chamber Announce its much-anticipated Jersey Shore Business Expo, set to take place in Toms River on NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY Helpinf Stimulate Economic Growth In Ocean County and through out NJ.

The presenters from the highest levels of Business Development organizations include VP NJEDA, NJ BUSINESS ACTION CENTER, US DEPT OF COMMERCE and more.

The expo is designed to bring together businesses from Ocean County and local townships to empower each other give them an opportunity to Exhibit, Network and build bridges that will lead to fruitful partnerships and collaboration. For local businesses, it is a unique opportunity for B2B networking, and meet businesses from across the region.

As part of its goal of providing aspiring businessmen and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed, the event will feature high level presentations and workshops where attendees can learn to navigate the intricacies of today’s economy and unlock the full power of government programs to boost their business straight from the experts who know the ins-and-outs of the field first hand.

The Conference will include an award ceremony as well as a Lineup of High level presenters at the Jersey Shore Expo are renowned experts in their fields and will be available to interact one-on-one with attendees to answer pressing questions and provide guidance:

Business owners may be surprised to discover some of the resources that are available to them from this arm of the federal government. Tricia’s presentation on Import Export/International Trade promises to be an informative guide to taking advantage of federal assistance on trade.

The expo awards ceremony allows the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to express their appreciation to Community leaders who have been instrumental in the communities’ economic success in a special awards ceremony.


For more information, click below



Volunteers Needed!

Posted: April 19, 2024

Ocean County Library Jackson Branch to Present ‘Water Safety and Autism – How to Prevent Drowning’

Posted: April 17, 2024

Ocean County Library Jackson Branch to Present

‘Water Safety and Autism – How to Prevent Drowning’

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children with autism, yet it is 100 percent preventable. The Ocean County Library invites you to join Gary Weitzen, Executive Director of POAC Autism Services for “Water Safety and Autism – How to Prevent Drowning” in the OCL Jackson Branch, 6:30 PM Tuesday, May 7.


The workshop will help parents, guardians and caregivers reduce safety risks for children or students. Mr. Weitzen will discuss drowning misconceptions and myths, risk-reducing strategies, water survival skills, and a review of best practices water safety curricula, trainings, and educational material for parents, teachers, and aquatic professionals.


Brick Township-based POAC funded the first statewide program for early autism detection and intervention. The group maintains involvement in autism-related legislative matters and partners with school districts and organizations throughout New Jersey.


The organization’s many annual events include training for parents, educators, police and first responders, and recreational and support services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.


Please register at for this free program, sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation. Professional Development Certificates will be available. For more information, stop by the OCL Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, visit, or call (732) 928-4400.

🚓The Toms River Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II.

Posted: April 15, 2024


🚓The @Toms River Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II. Applications from candidates who possess a current SLEO II New Jersey Police Training Commission certification from an approved police academy will be accepted. Retired police officers who separate from prior police service in good standing, and with proper training who satisfy the other requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146, may apply.🚓
Interested applicants may click on the below PoliceApp link for further information.
Toms River Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

🌲🌎🗑🌳 Ocean County Recycles Island Heights Spring How to Compost Workshop is here! 🌳🗑🌎🌲

Posted: April 13, 2024
🌲🌎🗑🌳 Ocean County Recycles Island Heights Spring How to Compost Workshop is here! 🌳🗑🌎🌲
Saturday April 20th – 11am-12pm
Limited spots are available! Sign up at
Please send your name, email, and phone number, and let us know if you are new to composting.
Sustainable Island Heights
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #islandheights #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #compost #protectourplanet

Change a Child’s Story, Become a Casa Volunteer!


    Click the QR code to learn more!

🔵Are you looking for employment or employees?! 🔵

Posted: April 11, 2024
🔵Are you looking for employment or employees?! 🔵
@expressprohowellnj services Ocean County to help as many people as possible find good jobs…. by helping as many clients as possible find good people!
🔵Visit them every 3rd Wednesday of the month for ‘ Walk in Wednesday!’
🔵What happens at ‘ Walk in Wednesday?’
🔵’We ask our visitors about their skills, experience, and career goals.
We then decide whether we can help find what they are looking for (always free for the jobseeker!) or point them to further resources.’
🔵Contact them today!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #nowhiring #jobseekers #employers

🗑🌏☣️ Ocean County Recycles 🗑🌏☣️

Posted: April 9, 2024

🐅🦓🐘🦏Something🦁 ‘roarsome’🦁 is coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson!🦏🐘🦓🐅

Posted: April 7, 2024
🐅🦓🐘🦏Something🦁 ‘roarsome’🦁 is coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson!🦏🐘🦓🐅
Six Flags Great Adventure Resort is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa in Jackson, welcoming guests beginning June 14th.
Reservations are now being accepted for the new luxury glamping experience nestled in the heart of the 350-acre Six Flags Wild Safari, home to over 1,200 animals. The exclusive resort promises an unforgettable, first-class experience for those seeking an indulgent retreat.
Key Features of the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa:
1. Luxurious accommodations: The resort offers 20 glamping suites that vary in size, sleeping two to six guests.
2. Unmatched views and VIP experiences: During their stay, guests can choose their own adventure. Whether relaxing with sweeping views from their suite, participating in close-up animal encounters or exploring the local watering holes of the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park or Hurricane Harbor water park, guests will have opportunities to create memories to last a lifetime.
3. Included benefits: With a two-night minimum stay, guests will enjoy a giraffe feeding, daily breakfast, multi-park passes giving access to all 3 Six Flags Great Adventure Resort parks, and more.
4. VIP dining: Guests will embark on an indulgent culinary journey with featured items curated to enhance the glamping experience.
5. Spa services: Guests can rejuvenate their senses at the Savannah Sunset Spa which features holistic treatments with expert therapists to promote relaxation and wellness.
6. Event spaces: Ideal for small gatherings from weddings to corporate retreats, Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa
“We are excited to welcome guests this spring to the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa, where opulence meets the open savannah in the heart of New Jersey,” said Park President Brian Bacica.
Visit to reserve your spot for this one-of-kind luxurious safari overnight experience right here in Jackson!
*Photos and room layouts vary *
Photo Credit@sixflagsnj

🚒🔥 Be Someone’s Hero when you Volunteer! 🔥🚒

Posted: April 5, 2024



Come have a 🎣’Reely’🎣 good time at Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company, Station 52 4th Annual Fishing Tournament.

Posted: April 3, 2024
April 26th and 27th, see flyer for further details.
There will be a captain’s meeting/registration the evening of April 26th @ 6:30 PM at the firehouse. All anglers must be registered by the 26th! Kids who register for the 13 and below youth division fish for FREE. Fish fry to follow.
Fish fry only tickets can be purchased the day of the event, 4/27/24. Price to be determined. Kids 5 and under eat for free.
📍219 Railroad Ave, West Creek
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #westcreek #fishfry #fishtournament #barnegatbay #atlanticocean #supportlocal #volunteer

History of April Fools’ Day!

Posted: April 1, 2024


” April Fools’ Day—occurring on April 1 each year—has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. April Fools’ Day traditions include playing hoaxes or practical jokes on others, often yelling “April Fools!” at the end to clue in the subject of the April Fools’ Day prank. While its exact history is shrouded in mystery, the embrace of April Fools’ Day jokes by the media and major brands has ensured the unofficial holiday’s long life. ”  April Fools’ Day: Origins, Meaning & Hoaxes | HISTORY




Happy Easter, Ocean County! 🐰

Posted: March 31, 2024

✨⭐️Today is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day! ⭐✨

Posted: March 29, 2024


✨⭐️Today is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day! Today & every day we celebrate all of our Ocean County “Mom & Pop’ Businesses! ⭐️✨
⭐️Meet The Shoemaker Family of Lavallette Hardware located in Lavallette! ⭐️
The Shoemaker Family has been in the hardware business in one way or another for years. The passion began in the 1960’s when Bob, started at a hardware store in Ridgewood & eventually working as a hardware distributor. Bob’s son began working at the hardware store in 1994.
⭐️What brought the family & business to Ocean County? ⭐️
The family had a summer home in Lavallette, and in 2001 purchased @Lavallette Hardware, they relocated full time to Lavallette which made perfect sense as they started their new venture & the rest is history!
The family says that the best part of being a ” Mom & Pop” Business is, is getting to know their community & locals. They have the ability to cater to the needs and issues of the small island community. It gives them the ability to specialize in items that are needed locally which sets them apart from the big box retailers.
On any given day, you can see Bob, Betty, Randy, & family working hard at the store that so many have come to love.
⭐️What does the family love about Ocean County? ⭐️
The family history in Ocean County is almost 100 years! Since the 1930’s! Randy added, ” My grandmother’s family had a place in Seaside Heights. my father has been coming to Lavallette since he was a child and my mother’s family has ties to Ocean Grove, and I have been coming here since I was born.”
💙The family is always willing to support the community & local grade school too!
Just one of the many reasons to #shopsmallbusiness
Did you know that small businesses donate 250% more than large businesses to local nonprofits and community causes, creating a positive cycle of giving back locally.
Thank you for sharing your story with Ocean County Tourism ! Get out there and #supportlocal !
Happy National Mom & Pop Business Owners! You are the backbone to our community!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #momandpop #smallbusiness #Lavallette #shoplocal
📍1601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette

Joint Base (Lakehurst side) is hiring!

Posted: March 28, 2024



  • Flight Deck Manager (Flight Deck is our Community Center on Lakehurst) – $19.68-$35.22/hour

Plans and administers day-to-day operation of the Community Center and the Firehouse Airman’s Program. Identifies individuals with special interests and develops/conducts programs for special interest groups to include but not limited to families, single parents. singles, retirees, and private organizations on an on-going basis and during deployments, exercises, and other special base activities. Conducts needs and interest assessments to determine programming and activities. Supervises staff of Community Center. Types of duties include but are not limited to the following: Plans and coordinates the details of recurring and non-recurring group activities such as classes, clubs, special events, outreach, competitive games, and events, self-directed leisure. and joint community undertakings so as to make maximum use or resources. Recommends new programming activities. to include type of format and resources the activity would require. Gathers information from a number of different sources. including past progran1s and current popular programs from other communities. Coordinates activities with on-base and off-base resources, which are consistent with military and morale mission…


  • Child Development Center direct care staff (up to 11 vacancies) – $18.21 – $21.90/hour

The incumbent will serve as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs and will be accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants. Assists in preparing age appropriate activities; supervises children and youth during indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events; arranges and serves snacks/meals. Executes work in accordance with policies and regulations. May be required to transport children in government vehicles.


  • Recreation Aid (Sports/Fitness) Lakehurst – Currently closing 15 Mar 2024

    • This will more than likely be extended should management not make a selection based on the current applicant listing available.


  • Tractor Operator (Lakehurst) – Currently closing 15 April 2024


  • Recreation Aid (Golf) – Lakehurst – Currently closing 15 April 2024


  • Youth Center Program Assistant – Summer Hire Program – Position is not to exceed 13 September 2024
    • McGuire and Lakehurst specific
    • Advertisement closes on 10 May 2024



Swing for a Cause at HOPE Sheds Light 4th Annual Golf Outing! 🏌️‍♀️⛳️

Posted: March 26, 2024

Swing for a Cause at HOPE Sheds Light 4th Annual Golf Outing! 🏌️‍♀️⛳️
Let’s drive positive change together at the Pine Barrens Golf Club on May 6, 2024.
This event will support HOPE Sheds Light’s mission to raise awareness and educate individuals, families, and the community about the impact of substance use disorder by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope, and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery. 💛
For sponsorship opportunities and to Join click below!
📍 Pine Barrens Golf Club
540 S Hope Chapel Rd Jackson
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #Jackson #golf #fundraiser #hopeshedlight


Happy Palm Sunday!

Posted: March 24, 2024

Grunin Center for The Arts is set to welcome Medal of Honor recipient and author, Kyle Carpenter!

Posted: March 23, 2024
🇺🇸 Join Ocean County College for an unforgettable experience at the @Grunin Center for the Arts Main Stage on April 3 at 11 a.m. 🇺🇸
‘We welcome Medal of Honor recipient and author, Kyle Carpenter! Carpenter will discuss adversity, using his personal experiences in war and recovery. This lecture is co-sponsored in collaboration with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office .
📍College Drive, Toms River
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #veterans #OCPONJ #TomsRiver #TomsRiverLocal

@OCVTS has the summer camp for you!

Posted: March 21, 2024
📢 Attention Parents & Guardians! 📢
Choose from 2 Camps this Summer in the areas of:
🎭 Performing Arts
👮🏾 Law Enforcement
These camps have been designed for the future student looking to pursue a career in the areas of Performing Arts or Law Enforcement.
Summer Camp Details
Academy of Law & Public Safety 🚔👮🏼‍♀️
Grunin Performing Arts Academy 🎭💃🏻🎤
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #summercamp #buyoceancounty #supportlocal #summer2024 #performingarts #lawenforcement

🍕🍕🍕 Jersey Shore Pizza War is coming to Toms River! 🍕🍕🍕

Posted: March 19, 2024
🍕🍕🍕 Jersey Shore Pizza War is coming to Toms River! Join Chef Umberto Turelli as he hosts the competition to find out Who’s got the best pizza at the Jersey Shore! 🍕🍕🍕
The event will feature renowned guest pizza judges including Chef David Burke ,Enzo Ferrante, Chef Geoff Johnson, Eddie Goldberg, and Johnny C The Pizza Guy.
Come taste the best pizza in the region while supporting a great cause!
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Cookin’ for the Cause a non-profit organization benefitting Jersey Shore Charities.
📍 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
815 Rt. 37 West, Toms River
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #pizza #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #supportlocal #fundraiser #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Ocean County!

Posted: March 17, 2024

We will ‘Sea’ you soon!

Request a Complimentary Guide – Ocean County Tourism

The Ocean County Parks and Recreation 2024 Spring Program Guide IS NOW ONLINE!

Posted: March 15, 2024
The Ocean County Parks and Recreation 2024 Spring Program Guide IS NOW ONLINE!
Registration begins Friday, March 8th. Registration forms received before March 8 will be returned.
Printed/Mailed copies of the guide will be available shortly
Registration Form:
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:
Administration Phone: (732) 506-9090

📚Ocean County Library has FREE services that can bring items to those who are homebound! 📚

Posted: March 13, 2024

It’s O’FISH-ally that time of year! St Francis of Assisi Parish and Center Fish Fry!

Posted: March 11, 2024

Happy Ramadan, Ocean County!

Posted: March 10, 2024

Learn more about Ramadan below!

Ramadan | Fasting, Traditions, & Facts | Britannica

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is currently seeking businesses to advertise

Posted: March 9, 2024


Attention Business Owners! The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is currently seeking businesses to advertise in the 33rd annual OCCDP Ad Journal. Your ad in the journal will be visible at several events throughout the year and during the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival. For more information and ad visit us here:

👗 Say yes to the dress at Ocean County Library 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆! 👗

Posted: March 7, 2024


👗 Say yes to the dress at Ocean County Library 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆! 👗
All events are from 4 pm – 8 pm
If you need a dress for prom, junior prom or the eighth-grade dance, then stop by our Toms River, Brick, and Little Egg Harbor Branches for our Prom Dress Giveaway Events. Dresses are completely FREE! No registration needed.
𝗧𝗼𝗺𝘀 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵:
Monday, March 11
Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗘𝗴𝗴 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵:
Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵:
Monday, March 25
Tuesday. March 26

🎳 Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter invite you to come have some fun at their bowling ‘fun’d raiser! 🎳

Posted: March 5, 2024
🎳 Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter invite you to come have some fun at their bowling ‘fun’d raiser! 🎳
100% of the proceeds benefit the Shelter.
Sunday March 10th – 11am-2pm
📍Thunderbird Lanes, 640 E. Bay Ave. Manahawkin
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #manahawkin #adoptdontshop #animalshelter

⚾️It’s a Home Run to Support our community!⚾️

Posted: March 3, 2024
⚾️Jersey Shore BlueClaws Charities Luxury Suite Raffle is back! Eight different winners (up from seven in previous years) will each earn a 10-game share of 2024 BlueClaws Luxury Suite. All proceeds from the raffle will directly benefit BlueClaws Charities and their annual grant program.
⚾️How It Works
A maximum of 300 raffle tickets will be sold, with each ticket sold for $100 each.
A portion of all raffle ticket sales will benefit BlueClaws Charities and their annual grant program. For more information on BlueClaws Charities, click here.
Eight winners (up from seven in previous years) will each earn a 10-game share of a 2024 BlueClaws Luxury Suite.
Those with multiple tickets are eligible to win multiple shares (if you have two tickets, you can win up to 20 games in a Suite).
⚾️Raffle winners will be drawn on March 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm EST. The drawing will be streamed on the Jersey Shore BlueClaws Facebook page.
⚾️2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #Lakewood #buyoceancounty #baseball #familyfun

🍀 Top of the Mornin’ to March! 🍀

Posted: March 1, 2024

🍀 Top of the Mornin’ to March! 🍀
Come find your 🍀’4 Leaf Clover’🍀 in Ocean County!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #WelcomeMarch #supportourcommunity

Join Lighthouse International Film Festival for screenings of the Oscar Nominated Shorts

Posted: February 28, 2024
🌟🎥 Big stories come in small packages! Join Lighthouse International Film Festival for screenings of the Oscar Nominated Shorts at the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences!⁠ LBIF 🎥🌟
🎥Thursday, 2/29 Documentary 7:30 p.m.
🎥Friday, 3/1 Live Action 7:30 p.m.⁠
🎥Saturday, 3/2 Animation 1:00 p.m.⁠
📍120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportthearts #buyoceancounty #lbi #loveladies #films #oscarnominated #screening

🌏🌊Save Barnegat Bay invites students to join them for Student Grant Research Experience this summer! 🌊🌏

Posted: February 26, 2024
🌏🌊@Save Barnegat Bay invites students to join them for Student Grant Research Experience this summer! 🌊🌏
🌏Are you or someone you know an undergraduate student or college-bound high school senior; have you been wondering if there was a way you could help give your college career or application a boost???
🌊If so, then look no further because Save Barnegat Bay has you covered with our Student Grant Research Experience!!!
🌏Every year our organization offers students the opportunity to get PAID to do research on Barnegat Bay and YOU can be one of them!
In addition to earning up to $1,500 for the summer, program participants can earn course credit, research experience, mentorship, field experience, and so much more!
🌊Apply today and make your summer UNFORGETTABLE!
📍117 Haines Road, Toms River
Learn more about Save Barnegat Bay below!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #protectourplanet #barnegatbay #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #students #grantresearch #summer #fieldexperience #supportourcommunity

🎭🎬Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven announces Local Non AEA Adult Auditions for 2024 Season 🎬🎭

Posted: February 24, 2024


🎭🎬Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven announces Local Non AEA Adult Auditions for 2024 Season 🎬🎭
(Note that Childrens Auditions are by submission. All information on the website. )
When: March 2 and 3rd, 2024
Time: 10 am to 1 pm both days for Ages 18 and above.
Where: Surflight Theatre – 201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven
2024 Season: – All roles open. Surflight Theatre is fully committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all casting consideration and hiring.
SOUTH PACIFIC – June 19 – July 7
FOOTLOOSE – July 9- July 28
TITANIC – July 30-August 18
HEAD OVER HEELS – August 20-September 1
Hoagy Carmichaels’ STARDUST ROAD – September 4-15
DADDY LONG LEGS – October 9-13
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET – November 30-December 15
🔴Please bring Headshot and Resume and 16 bars of a song of your choice and sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
🔴If you are only auditioning for the plays, please bring a monologue.
🔴Please bring at least one second contrasting piece prepared in case you are asked to sing it. You may be asked to stay to read or dance.
🔴Bring clothes appropriate for movement or dance call including ballet shoes and tap shoes if you tap.
🔴Please note: this audition is for LOCAL people only. To be considered local you MUST have your own housing that is in a commutable distance to Surflight Theatre and have reliable means of transportation to attend rehearsals and performances.
🔴AEA Members will be seen at this call as an EPA 10:00 to 5:30 and will be given priority. See EPA Notice.
🔴We are not accepting video submissions at this time.
🔴Email with questions.
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportthearts #auditions #LBI #beachhaven #showtime #supportourcommunity

Mark Those Calendars!

Posted: February 22, 2024

Shake, Rattle & Roll for a great cause!

Posted: February 20, 2024

❄️Safety in the Neighborhood: Helping Your Neighbors During the Winter Season! ❄️

Posted: February 18, 2024
❄️If someone you know is elderly or dependent on life-sustaining or health-related equipment such as a ventilator, respirator or oxygen concentrator, encourage them to be safe during severe weather and possible power outages.
•❄️ Offer to help them stock an emergency kit and go-bag including a flashlight and extra batteries, a battery-operated radio, bottled water, non-perishable foods, essential medicines and extra blankets or sleeping bags. For more details visit
•❄️ Encourage them to register as a person with a disability with Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters. They can call NJ 2-1-1 for assistance or register online at
•❄️ Encourage them to also register with their local Office of Emergency Management, their local police department and utility company.
• ❄️Urge your neighbor to develop a list of emergency numbers and keep it handy. Ask them how you can be most helpful if they were to need assistance. Offer to include your neighbor’s emergency contacts in your list.
• ❄️Check on them after a storm or power outage.
• ❄️Assist them in staying connected. You can sign up for local emergency alerts with your local office of emergency management.
•❄️ To learn more and to download free Register Ready Brochures in multiple languages, including Spanish, visit today!

🍽The OCVTS Brick Center invites you to dine in their newly opened ‘ Touch of Class’ Dining Room! 🍽

Posted: February 16, 2024
🍽The OCVTS Brick Center invites you to dine in their newly opened ‘ Touch of Class’ Dining Room! 🍽
Open on: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
📍350 Chambers Bridge Road Brick, NJ 08723
📞 1 (732) 286-5670
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #OCVTS #culinaryarts #Brick #dining

xo Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

Posted: February 14, 2024


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The 2024 Ocean County Historic Preservation Award 🎠

Posted: February 12, 2024
🎠Congratulations to The Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ ! The Borough was selected to receive the 2024 Ocean County Historic Preservation Award for the meticulous restoration of the Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Carousel. 🎠
🎠Save the date as Family and friends are invited to attend the annual Salute to Ocean County ceremony on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts , Ocean County College 🎠
🎠Reception at 6:30 pm with the formal ceremony commencing 7:00 pm.🎠
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #retoration #buyoceancounty #seasideheights #historicpreservation #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #congratulations

✨✨✨Happy Chinese New Year! ✨✨✨

Posted: February 10, 2024
✨✨✨Happy Chinese New Year! ✨✨✨
🐉Did You know?! The festival is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, which falls today! The festival is also known as the Spring Festival and is the most important festival in China and other East Asian countries.🐉

Ocean County Parks & Recreation is looking to hire Sports Staff.

Posted: February 9, 2024

Ocean County Parks & Recreation is looking to hire Sports Staff.


Ocean County Parks and Recreation is looking to hire Sports Staff.
You must be 17 years or older with an Ocean County Residents Driver’s License.
Questions? or (732) 506-9090 x5951
Job Application link below:

Posted: February 8, 2024

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿?

Posted: February 7, 2024

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿?

Register here:

Bright lights, loud sounds, certain smells, particular colors, specific textures….people with Sensory Processing Disorder exhibit extreme sensitivity when they are exposed to one or more of these conditions. Yet many parents and caregivers lack a complete understanding of SPD even after their loved one has received the diagnosis. During this workshop, occupational therapists from Children’s Specialized Hospital will explain exactly what Sensory Processing Disorder is, the different types of SPD that exist, signs that your loved one may have SPD, how to cope with meltdowns that may occur as a result of exposure, and treatment options




✨Jackson Education Foundation is excited to announce our first annual Senior’s Senior Prom✨

Posted: February 5, 2024
Jackson Education Foundation is excited to announce our first annual Senior’s Senior Prom. Please share this flyer or post with local family members who are 55+.
Payments to reserve a ticket can be made at this cheddarup link below.
*We are looking for donations for food, table sponsors and favors.*
Thursday April 11th 6-8:30pm
📍Jackson Liberty High School – 125 N. Chapel Road, Jackson
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #seniorseniorprom #Jackson #buyoceancounty #puttinontheritz

🎭Lights,✨ Camera, 📸Action 🎬! 🎭 The Strand Theater in Lakewood Is Holding a Job Fair!

Posted: February 3, 2024
🎭Lights,✨ Camera, 📸Action 🎬! 🎭
The Strand Theater in Lakewood Is Holding a Job Fair!
The board members of the Strand Theater are hosting a Job Fair.
Saturday, February 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Strand Gallery.
Attendees will be treated to light fare at 10:30 a.m.
Available positions include technical crew, ushers, bartenders, and front of the house staff. Bring a resume and references.
For more information or questions, contact Courtney at or 732-367-7789.
📍400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood
📸Photo Credit The Strand Theater

Hello, February! There’s So Much to Love About Ocean County!

Posted: February 1, 2024

📍📚New Year, New Career: Fast-Track Job Training at Ocean County College📚📍

Posted: January 30, 2024
📍📚New Year, New Career: Fast-Track Job Training at Ocean County College📚📍
Ocean County College‘s Workforce and Professional Education (WPE) is offering a series of courses and training programs this spring designed for Ocean County residents who are looking for new career opportunities. Participants can get the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and earn valuable industry credentials in as little as three to six months.
OCC’s professional education courses and certificate programs prepare students for jobs in a number of fast-growing, high-demand fields, including:
• Veterinary Assistant
• Medical Billing and Coding
• EKG Technician
• Google IT Support
• Cisco Certified Network Administrator
• CompTIA Certified Professional
“Whether students are looking to expand their skills in their current field or discover an entirely new career, they have many options at Ocean County College,” said Dr. Joseph Konopka, OCC’s Vice President of Workforce and Professional Education. “Our fast-track training programs can help students secure immediate employment and industry-valued credentials through hands-on training by expert instructors.”
Classes for the spring session begin in February and registration is open now. To learn more about Workforce and Professional Education at Ocean County College and to explore the available courses, visit
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #workforce #professionaleducation

⚾️🇺🇸Jersey Shore BlueClaws in Lakewood is collecting nominations for their Military Appreciation Night (OceanFirst Bank) Jersey Ceremony on July 11th! ⚾️🇺🇸

Posted: January 28, 2024
➡️ Click to fill out the form, nominating a fallen military hero, and our players could wear a jersey featuring the name of your military hero.
Jerseys are presented to families after the game!
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #Lakewood #baseball #militaryappreciation
📸Photo Credit Jersey Shore BlueClaws

New Funding Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II

Posted: January 26, 2024

New Funding Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, March 5, 2024


ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is announcing a new funding opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

The purpose of the federal SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting federal research or research and development (R&D) needs, and improve the return on investment from federally funded research for economic and social benefits to the nation. NIDILRR’s SBIR program goal is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through R&D products generated by small businesses and to increase the commercial application of NIDILRR-supported research results and R&D products. All SBIR projects funded by NIDILRR must address the needs of individuals with disabilities and promote their health and function, community living, or employment outcomes.

The objective of Phase II is to continue the research or R&D effort initiated in Phase I with approaches that exhibit potential for commercial application. SBIR Phase I grantees who successfully completed their Phase I grant in fiscal years 2022, 2023, or 2024 are eligible to apply. Phase I grantees with funding from NIDILRR or another agency are eligible to apply as long as their applications describe research projects that aim to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Applicants must also continue to meet the criteria of small business concerns. Phase II awards are for periods up to two years.

🏖❄️Come Warm up and have a Blast at The Winter Beach Blast! ❄️🏖

Posted: January 24, 2024
🏖❄️Come Warm up and have a Blast at The Winter Beach Blast! ❄️🏖
🏖❄️Ocean County Parks & Recreation invites you to join the summer fun… in winter!
Saturday February 17th – 1pm-3pm ❄️🏖
📍Ocean County Mall, Toms River
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #oceancountyparks #parksandrec

🩷Deborah Heart and Lung Center will host their 13th annual Women’s Health Expo Saturday, February 3rd! 🩷

🩷Deborah Heart and Lung Center will host their 13th annual Women’s Health Expo
Saturday, February 3rd! 🩷
📍The Clarion: 815 Route 37 West, Toms River.
For information, visit
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #womenshealthexpo #hearthealth #healthandwellness #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

Ocean County Special Needs Registry

Posted: January 22, 2024
The Ocean County Special Needs Registry is a collaborative effort between the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocean County Police Chiefs Association, 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.
For more information or to register please visit: