Highlands New Jersey Announces ~ 1st Annual Zombie Parade and Pub Crawl ~ October 24 @ 10:00 am – October 24 @ 7:00 pm

zombieJoin in the fun and shamble down Bay Avenue! Registration Required – Must be pre-registered by October 21st $5.00 per person or group, kids free, when accompanied by an adult. Check-in begins at 10AM – Huddy Park, 301 Shore Dr. Highlands, NJ 07732 Come to Huddy Park dressed in your most ghoulish Zombie Attire. Make-up artists will be available at 10AM in Huddy Park to complete your transformation! (Optional purchase, see below) The parade begins promptly at 2PM. Immediately following the parade, there will be a costume contest at Veterans Park with CASH prizes! You must be registered to be judged in the following categories: Overall Best Zombie Costume Best Zombie Male Best Zombie Female Best Zombie Child The Zombie Pub Crawl will be held from 3:00-700PM. Fee includes, parade registration, access to Zombie Shuttles and great discounts at our local establishments. EVENT OPTIONS:

❏ Package # 1 – $5 Parade Registration Only – Kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

❏ Package # 2 – $20.00 Freshly Dead (no latex) – includes $5 Registration Fee

❏ Package # 3 – $35.00 Mostly Dead (some latex) – includes $5 Registration Fee

❏ Package # 4 – $50 Very Dead (lots of latex) – includes $5 Registration Fee

❏ Package # 5 – $20 Pub Crawl – includes $5 Registration Fee Please go http://www.highlandsnj.com or call 732-291-4713 for more information.

Blue Bay InnIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  The Blue Bay Inn in  Atlantic Highlands also has some great rates as well.  They offer a special CVB rate so ask for it!  They also sponsor this blog.  Some on down this fall and make a long weekend out of it.  The Jersey Shore Is More Than Just The Shore!

JSI_Logo_JSCVBFor more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at the shore, rainy day activities, bonfires at the beach, New Jersey Tourism or maybe you just want to call and remind us how beautiful the Jersey Shore really is, visit us on the web at http://www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call Robert Hilton Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau at 732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the Culture, Art, Music and History.

Red Bank Wishes you a Happy Labor Day!

2015 Events in Downtown Red Bank

Fitness in the Park

May 13 – September 30
Every Wednesday
Fitness in the Park series returns Wednesday, May 13th. Yoga class begins at 6:00 p.m. in Riverside Gardens Park. Free fitness classes for those who live and work in Red Bank, to be held on Wednesdays, starting May 13th through September 30th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Weekly classes include either, Yoga, Zumba and Pilates. Please bring a towel or mat for Yoga & Pilates. Classes are being provided by the YMCA in partnership with the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign and the Department of Parks & Recreation. In case of inclement weather, please call the Y at 732-741-2504732-741-2504, ext. 210 for possible cancellations.

Red Bank Farmers Market

May 17 – November 22
Every Sunday
May 10 through November 22 in the Galleria parking lot, Bridge Avenue & West Front Street, 9:00am – 2:00pm. Organized and managed by The Galleria Red Bank.

Food & Wine Walk

August 16, 2:00-5:00pm
September 20, 2:00-5:00pm
October 18, 2:00-5:00pm
Purchase a ticket for $35/person and spend the afternoon strolling through our beautiful riverfront town while sampling food and wine from Red Bank’s fine food establishments. Tickets are sold online, in advance only. Purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-bank-food-wine-walk-tickets-17448324408

5th PADDLE THE NAVESINK DAY
On Saturday, September 12th, from 12 noon to 4pm
Red Banks MAPLE COVE, the only public access to the Navesink River, where you can hand launch a un-motorized craft, or just put your feet in the water, will again be hosting PADDLE THE NAVESINK DAY, which is a FREE community wide celebration of the Navesink River and showcases the maritime history & recreational opportunities that are available along the Navesink River in Red Bank, NJ.

6th Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival

September 27 (Rain Date October 4)
RiverCenter foresees using the same event model as last year. The time for the event would be 12pm to 7pm. White Street would be closed from English Plaza to Maple Avenue on the day of the event from 8am to 7pm.

Girls Night Out

October 15
Specials and discounts for ladies at participating restaurants, bars and shops. Gift bags and giveaways. Hours will be 5:00 – 9:00 PM.

22nd Holiday ExpressConcert/Red Bank

November 27
Town Lighting & Santa Express
Santa Express Train from Little Silver to Red Bank, Parade from Red Bank Train Station down Monmouth Street to Holiday Express concert on Broad Street for annual Town Lighting, Holiday Express concert begins at 7:00pm. Canal Street will be closed from Clay to Broad from 1:00pm until the end of the concert. Broad Street will be closed from Peter’s Place to Monmouth Street from 4:00pm through end of concert. Monmouth Street briefly closes for the parade.

12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt

November 28 – December 20
Hunt for an item from the 12 Days of Christmas hidden in store windows at participating businesses in the Red Bank Business District.

Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides

Saturdays, November 28 – December 19
Classic Horse & Carriage rides through the business district on Saturdays, 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Two locations: 26 Broad Street (The Robinson Ale House) and 11 Bridge Avenue (Danny’s Steakhouse).

Holiday Harmonies

Saturdays, November 28 – December 19
Musical entertainment on the sidewalk on Saturdays, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at various locations in the Red Bank Business District.

Local Event Calendars

The Red Bank Rivercenter

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RiverCenter is a people based organization built upon the individual passions and desires of the organization’s membership. This same group of stakeholders pays the assessment to fund the downtown’s revitalization. From this membership, leaders are elected to represent and oversee RiverCenter’s direction. People get involved and team together to set the course for the district.

RedBank.Com

http://www.redbank.com/events

RedBank.Com is an online community web site for Red Bank, NJ and features a wide array of local events, art happenings, blogs, and news for the Red Bank area.

Latest events on RedBank.Com

The Jersey Shore

http://visitthejerseyshore.com/

New Jersey’s Monmouth & Ocean Counties are packed with activities to keep you and your family busy until swimsuit weather returns. The Jersey Shore offers music that moves you, plays that inspire you, historic sites that engage you, shopping that renews you, weekend retreats that soothe you, spas that restore you, dining spots that delight you, recreation that invigorates you and attractions that thrill you.

The Count Basie Theatre

http://www.countbasietheatre.org/calendar/eventlistings.asp

The Count Basie Theatre, a 1926 historic theatre, is located in the heart of downtown Red Bank, New Jersey. Just minutes from the ocean, Red Bank is a beautiful and charming town built on the banks of the Navesink River. The Count Basie Theatre alone draws over 130,000 thousand people annually, in addition to the thousands who flock to Red Bank’s annual film and music festivals. There are numerous art galleries, antique shops, retail stores, restaurants, and parks in this small hamlet on the Jersey Shore.

Two River Theater

www.tworivertheater.org

Two River Theater produces great American theater created by award-winning artists. Join us in our state-of-the-art facility for a wide range of classics, new plays, and musicals! Two River Theater is easily accessible by car, train, or bus, with great restaurants, shopping and hotels within walking distance of the theater. Tickets start at just $20. For more information, visit tworivertheater.org or call 732.345.1400732.345.1400.

Monmouth County Arts Council

http://www.monmouthartscouncil.org

The Monmouth County Arts Council is a private, non-profit organization that is the official arts agency for Monmouth County. The council is an umbrella organization of more than 70 member groups, hundreds of individual and family members and a host of business arts partners.

Monmouth Conservatory of Music

http://www.monmouthconservatory.org/index.php/events/

MCM is the only not-for-profit music school (founded 1964) in Monmouth County offering the highest standards of music instruction in instruments and voice, student recitals, orchestra and small ensemble playing experience, music theory instruction, faculty and guest artist concert series, and much more!

OCEAN COUNTY ROCKS THE HOUSE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! CHECK OUT THESE OUTSTANDING EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!

Jersey Shore Tourism NewsOCEAN COUNTY ROCKS THE HOUSE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! CHECK OUT THESE OUTSTANDING EVENTS THIS WEEKEND AND MID WEEK!

9/5 – End Of Season Extravaganza @ Lakewood BlueClaws – FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 732-901-7000 http://www.blueclaws.com

9/5, 9/6  – Grape STOMPing at Laurita Winery – Laurita Winery, Plumsted 609-758-8000 http://www.LauritaWinery.com

Visit the Jersey Shore SAVE THE DATE!

9/12 – 2015 Sailfest – River Ave., Island Heights 732-929-0011 http://www.tomsriverrotary.org

9/12 – Barnegat’s Pirate Festival – Gazebo Park, Barnegat 609-698-0080 http://www.barnegat.net

9/12 – Insane Inflatables 5k – Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson http://www.insaneinflatable5k.com

9/12  – Lavallette Founders Day & Vintage Automobile Museum Car Show – Lavallette 732-793-7477 http://www.lavallette.org

9/12, 9/13 – 10th Annual Ship Bottom Irish Festival – 10th & Shore Ave., Ship Bottom 609-494-6301 http://www.lbiaoh.com

9/12, 9/13  – NJ WILD Outdoor Expo 2015 – Collier Mills Wildlife Management Area, Jackson 609-259-6961 http://www.wildoutdoorexpo.com

9/12, 9/13 – “Sea” You in September Antique & Classic Boat Show – Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton 609-296-8868 http://www.tuckertonseaport.org

9/12, 9/13 – Wine on the Beach Festival featuring Garden State Philharmonic Performance – Beach at Blaine Ave., Seaside Heights 732-830-3700 http://www.exit82.com

9/13 – 18th Annual Beach Plum Festival – Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park 732-793-0506 http://www.thefriendsofislandbeach.org

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DAILY EVENTS!

NEW!! Now – September 8 – Rock Paper Chisel Sculpture by New Jersey Artists Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch 732-349-6200 www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Now through September! Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District Presents J. Seward Sculpture Exhibition “Celebrating the Familiar”.   Visit  www.downtowntomsriver.com for more info.  732-341-8738

9/1  – Classic Car Cruise & Art Walks – Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-2424 http://www.pointpleasantbeachchamber.com

9/1 – 9/7 – Thundering Surf Waterpark & Miniature Golf Open – Beach Haven West 609-492-0869 http://www.thunderingsurfwaterpark.com

9/1 – 9/7, 9/12 – Fantasy Island Amusement Park Open – Beach Haven 609-492-4000 www.fantasyislandpark.com

9/1 – 9/7, 9/12, 9/13 – Casino Pier Breakwater Beach Open – Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 http://www.casinopiernj.com

9/2, 9/5 – 9/7 – Batman: The Ride Backwards – Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson 732-928-2000, www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

9/2, 9/5 – 9/7 – Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Season Open  – Jackson 732-928-1821 http://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbor

9/3 – 9/7  – Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) Baseball Game – FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 732-901-7000 http://www.blueclaws.com

9/4  – Time to Get Dirty Ceramics Workshop – Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies 609-494-1241 http://www.lbifoundation.org

9/5  – 29th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire & Vintage Automobile Museum Car Show – Ocean County Parking Garage, Toms River 732-341-1880 http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

9/5  – Art’s & Craft’s Show – 6th Ave. & Central Ave., Seaside Park 732-793-3700 http://www.seasideparknj.org

9/5 – End Of Season Extravaganza @ Lakewood BlueClaws – FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 732-901-7000 http://www.blueclaws.com

9/5  – First Responders Night: Modifieds, Sportsman, NERS Sprints Races – New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt 609-758-1900 http://www.newegyptspeedway.net

9/5, 9/6 – GIANT Yard Sale!!! – Veterans of Foreign Wars, Forked River 609-693-7089

9/5, 9/6  – Grape STOMPing at Laurita Winery – Laurita Winery, Plumsted 609-758-8000 http://www.LauritaWinery.com

9/6  – Barnegat Bay Garvey and Skiff Boat Races – Barnegat Public Dock 732-496-9992 http://www.jerseyoutlaws.com

9/6  – Family Fun in the Ceramics Studio – Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies 609-494-1241 http://www.lbifoundation.org

9/6  – Grandparent’s Day at Casino Pier – Casino Pier, Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 http://www.casinopiernj.com

9/6  – LBI Historical Association Fall Craft Fair & Market with Bake Sale – Veterans Park, ach Haven 609-492-0700 ww.lbimuseum.com

9/6  – Pickin’ on the Porch – Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, Tuckerton 609-296-8868 ww.tuckertonseaport.org

9/6  – Viking Village Art & Craft Shows – Viking Village, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 http://www.vikingvillageshows.com

9/7  – Children’s Crabbing and Fishing Tournament – 5th Ave Bay Pier, Seaside Park 732-793-3700 http://www.seasideparknj.org

9/9  – Artist reception featuring Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso – Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch 609-294-1197 http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

9/9  – Cruisin’ Downtown Toms River – Downtown Toms River, Washington St. 732-899-0012 http://www.vintageautomuseum.org

9/9 – 9/11  – Watercolor with Mel Stabin – Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 http://www.ocartistsguild.org

9/10 – Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes – Forest Resource Education, Jackson 732-928-8472 http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/forest/

9/10  – Cruz Night – Main Street New Egypt, 609-758-2241 http://www.mainstreetne.net

9/11  – Oil Painting Demonstration – Laurelton Art Society, Brick 732-938-6406 http://www.laureltonart.com

9/12 – 2015 Sailfest – River Ave., Island Heights 732-929-0011 http://www.tomsriverrotary.org

9/12 – 22nd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament – Island Beach State Park, Ocean Swimming Area # 1, Seaside Park 732-793-0506 http://www.thefriendsofislandbeach.org

9/12 – A Celebration of Beach Haven’s 125th Anniversary! – New Jersey Maritime Museum, Beach Haven 609-492-0202  www.NJMaritimeMuseum.org

9/12  – Animal Adventures: Prowling the Pines Presentation – Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-1659 http://www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium

9/12 – Barnegat’s Pirate Festival – Gazebo Park, Barnegat 609-698-0080 http://www.barnegat.net

9/12 – Berkeley Township Community Pride Day – Veteran’s Park, Bayville 732-269-4456 http://www.btrec.org

9/12  – Championship Night: Sportsman, Crates, Street Stocks & NERS/NEWs Sprints Races – New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt 609-758-1900 http://www.newegyptspeedway.net

9/12 – Insane Inflatables 5k – Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson http://www.insaneinflatable5k.com

9/12  – Lavallette Founders Day & Vintage Automobile Museum Car Show – Lavallette 732-793-7477 http://www.lavallette.org

9/12  – Melanie Wagner – BACKSTAGE PASS Concert Series – Strand Center for the Arts, Lakewood 732-367-7789 http://www.strand.org

9/12  – Newsboys in Concert – Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson 732-928-2000, http://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

9/12  – Night of the Stars at Jakes Branch – Beachwood 732-281-2750 http://www.oceancountyparks.org

9/12  – Ocean County Carousel of Music 2015 – Veterans Park, Berkeley 732-506-9090 http://www.oceancountyparks.org

9/12  – Outcast Cruisers of Jersey Shore – Cruise Nights -Mathis Veterans Memorial Park, South Toms River 732-349-0403 http://www.boroughofsouthtomsriver.com

9/12 – Prowling the Pines Animal Adventures – Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-1659 http://www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium

9/12  – Ye Old Clamtown Antiques Flea Market – Tip Seaman Park, Tuckerton 609-294-1547 http://www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org

9/12, 9/13 – 10th Annual Ship Bottom Irish Festival – 10th & Shore Ave., Ship Bottom 609-494-6301 http://www.lbiaoh.com

9/12, 9/13  – NJ WILD Outdoor Expo 2015 – Collier Mills Wildlife Management Area, Jackson 609-259-6961 http://www.wildoutdoorexpo.com

9/12, 9/13 – “Sea” You in September Antique & Classic Boat Show – Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton 609-296-8868 http://www.tuckertonseaport.org

9/12, 9/13 – Wine on the Beach Festival featuring Garden State Philharmonic Performance – Beach at Blaine Ave., Seaside Heights 732-830-3700 http://www.exit82.com

9/13 – 18th Annual Beach Plum Festival – Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park 732-793-0506 http://www.thefriendsofislandbeach.org

9/13 – 36th Annual Vintage Auto Club of Ocean County Classic Car Show – Bay Blvd., Seaside Heights 732-244-4984 http://www.vintageautoclubnj.org

9/13 – 43rd Ocean County Bluegrass Festival – Albert Music Hall, Waretown 609-971-1593 http://www.alberthall.org

9/13  – Grandparent’s Day – Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-1659 http://www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium

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ONGOING ATTRACTIONS

DAILY

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Open – Barnegat Light 609-494-2016 www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum Open – Tuckerton 609-296-8868 www.tuckertonseaport.org

Fishing Trips and Sunset Cruises on Star Fish – Morrison’s Marina, Beach Haven 609-492-2591 http://lbifishingcharters.com

Island Beach State Park Open – Seaside Park 732-793-0506 www.friendsofibsp.org

Jenkinson’s Aquarium Feeding Schedule – Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-1659 www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium

The Edith Duff Gardens Open – Barnegat Light 609-494-8578 http://lbi.net/nonprof/edgwinn.htm

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WEEKLY ON MULTIPLE DAYS

Fri. & Sat. – Blackbeard’s Cave Flea Market Open – Blackbeard’s Cave, Bayville 855-478-6888 http://www.irunnewjersey.com

Fri. – Sun. – Eagleswood Amusement Park Open – Eagleswood 609-978-6606 http://www.eagleswoodamusementpark.com

Fri. – Sun.  – Ocean County Carousel of Music 2015 (August) – Ocean County Library, Toms River 732-506-9090 http://www.oceancountyparks.org

Fri. – Sun. – Planetarium Shows – Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Toms River 732-255-0342 www.ocean.edu

Tues. & Wed. – Children’s Art Classes with Miss Alison – Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Tues. – Sat.  – Paddle Wheel Cruises Aboard the River Lady – Toms River 732-349-8664 www.riverlady.com

Tues. – Sun. (Now until Sept. 7) – Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises Aboard the River Belle – Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-3377 http://www.riverboattour.com

Wed. – Sat. Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club – Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-3900 www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com

LauritaWEEKLY SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Blackbeard’s Cave Family Entertainment Center Open – Bayville 732-914-1896 http://www.blackbeardscave.com

Casino Pier Amusement Park Open – Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 http://www.casinopiernj.com

Drop by Science on the Fly – Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood 732-281-2750 www.oceancountyparks.org

Free Vineyard Tours – Laurita Winery, New Egypt 609-758-8000 www.lauritawinery.com

Jenkinson’s South Amusement Park Open  Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-0600 www.jenkinsons.com

Nature Walks – Cattus Island County Park, Toms River 732-270-6960 www.oceancountyparks.org

Six Flags Great Adventure & Off Road Adventure Safari Open – Jackson 732-928-2000 www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

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WEEKLY ON SATURDAYS

Drop by Science on the Fly – Jakes Branch, Beachwood 732-281-2750 www.oceancountyparks.org

Live Country, Bluegrass, and Folk Music Concert – Albert Music Hall, Waretown 609-971-1593 http://www.alberthall.org

Summer Music Series at Jackson Premium Outlets (until Sept. 5) – Jackson 732-833-0503 http://www.premiumoutlets.com/jackson

JenkinsWEEKLY ON SUNDAYS

Big Joe Talent Show (until Sept. 6) – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-0600 http://www.jenkinsons.com

Lavallette Summer Concerts 2015 (until Sept. 6) – Gazebo, Lavallette 732-793-7477 http://www.lavallette.org

Live Animal Talks – Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood 732-281-2750 www.oceancountyparks.org

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WEEKLY ON MONDAYS

Farmer’s Market – Seaside Park Marina 732-793-3700, http://www.seasideparknj.org

Junior Keepers – Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-1659 http://www.jenkinsons.com

WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS

Disney Sing-Along (until Sept. 1) – The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, Lavallette 732-854-2779 http://www.themusicman.com

1.) Jenkinson’s Wristband Ride Specials & 2.) Dining with Perky (until Sept. 1) – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-0600 http://www.jenkinsons.com

WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS

Art for Teens – Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 http://www.ocartistsguild.org

Casino Pier Wristband Day Ride Special (until Sept. 2) – Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach, Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 http://www.casinopiernj.com

1.) Family Olympics & 2.) Fireworks at Dusk (until Sept. 2) – Seaside Heights 732-830-3700 http://www.exit82.com

Girls’ Night Out – Laurita Winery, New Egypt 609-752-0200 http://www.lauritawinery.com

1.) Jenkinson’s Music Festival 2015, 2.) Dolphin Races & 3.) Hermit Crab Races (until Sept. 2) – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-0600 http://www.jenkinsons.com

See, Touch and Learn About Baby Clams and The Bay – Cattus Island County Park, Toms River 732-349-1152 http://www.reclamthebay.org

Toms River Farmers Market – Irons & West Water Sts, Toms River 732-341-8738 http://www.downtowntomsriver.com

SandcastleWEEKLY ON THURSDAYS

Casino Pier Wristband Night Ride Special (until Sept. 3) – Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach, Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 http://www.casinopiernj.com

1.) Dolphin Races for Kids & 2.) Fireworks (until Sept. 3) – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-0600 http://www.jenkinsons.com

See, Touch and Learn About Baby Clams and The Bay – Surf City Yacht Club 732-349-1152 http://www.reclamthebay.org

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WEEKLY ON FRIDAYS

Farmer’s Market (until Sept. 4) – Seaside Park Marina 732-793-3700, http://www.seasideparknj.org

  1. Jenkinson’s Wristband Ride Specials & 2.) Movies on the Beach (until Sept. 4) – Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-0600 http://www.jenkinsons.com

Manahawkin Flea and Farmers Market – Manahawkin 609-233-0000

http://www.manahawkinfleamarket.com

See, Touch and Learn About Baby Clams and The Bay – 732-349-1152 http://www.reclamthebay.org @ the places listed below:

Morrison’s Marina, Beach Haven  – Old Coast Guard Station, Beach Haven

Barnegat Light Nursery Municipal Boat Ramp

Holiday Harbor Marina, Waretown

Mantoloking Yacht Club, Mantoloking

Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club @ the Tuscan Bistro Bar – Toms River 732-797-2570 http://www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com

Viking Village Behind the Scenes Dock Tour – Barnegat Light 609-494-7211 www.vikingvillage.net

Uncle VinnysLIVE PERFORMANCES

9/6  – Pickin’ on the Porch – Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, Tuckerton 609-296-8868 ww.tuckertonseaport.org

9/9  – Artist reception featuring Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso – Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch 609-294-1197 http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

9/12  – Melanie Wagner – BACKSTAGE PASS Concert Series – Strand Center for the Arts, Lakewood 732-367-7789 http://www.strand.org

9/12  – Newsboys in Concert – Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson 732-928-2000, http://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

9/12  – Ocean County Carousel of Music 2015 – Veterans Park, Berkeley 732-506-9090 http://www.oceancountyparks.org

9/12, 9/13 – Wine on the Beach Festival featuring Garden State Philharmonic Performance – Beach at Blaine Ave., Seaside Heights 732-830-3700 http://www.exit82.com

9/13 – 43rd Ocean County Bluegrass Festival – Albert Music Hall, Waretown 609-971-1593 http://www.alberthall.org

WEEKLY ON MULTIPLE DAYS

Wed. – Sat. Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club – Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-3900 www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com

Greetings From Asbury Park ~ Happy Labor Day!

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Asbury Park was recently named one of the 16 favorite downtowns by NJ Monthly. The 16 towns are pitted against each other in a bracket-style elimination competition. Starting September 1, the field will be cut in half each week throughout the month, based on your votes. A new round will begin each Tuesday until the champion round starting September 22.
Now online ~ A Downtown Showdown for the Best of the Best.
Help get the votes out now!!!
It’s fun and it’s a great way to continue to keep Asbury Park top of mind for the coming Fall Season.
http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns-schools/downtown-showdown/
Vote now! Spread the word! Help AP enhance its reputation. Stay tuned!
Beaches will be open next weekend – Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th (weather permitting). Extend your summer!
AT THE MOVIES: Featured films this week at the ShowRoom Cinema: Steve jobs:  The Man in the Machine (R), Twenty Feet from Stardom (PG-13), and Phoenix(PG-13). Prepaid movie gift cards make wonderful every day or special occasion gifts – like a beautiful summer beach day.Showroom For more details go to www.theshowroomap.com .
Darlene Love and Steven Van Zandt and friends take the stage at the Paramount Theatre to debut Love’s first ever Rock album “Introducing . . . . Darlene Love” one week before its worldwide release. The new album was produced and arranged by Steven Van Zandt and includes songs written by Jimmy Webb, Van Zandt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. Steven Van Zandt is not only the producer and Music Director of the show but will be making a long overdue return to Asbury Park to perform alongside Love. He will be joined by the musicians he handpicked to record the album. This show is another example why Asbury Park is known world- wide for its rich and diverse music history.
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Darlene Love made a video to introduce one of her new songs “Forbidden Nights.” It was filmed in Asbury Park. Check it out at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4915gjpFEo#t=13
Where Music Lives will be opening “Steven Van Zandt The Exhibit – A look back at the events that shaped his life and career” also next Saturday, September 12th at noon. The exhibit is full of photos, videos and memorabilia. This is a must see. If you have tickets for the Darlene Love show come early and check out the exhibit. Where Music Lives is located at 708 Cookman Avenue. Only in Asbury Park!
One last Darlene Love note. Twenty Feet from Stardom starring Darlene Love is being screened at The ShowRoom this week. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It is the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. It is a very cool story and a great film.
Last night I went to the Asbury Live free concert on the boardwalk that featured an amazing young Asbury Park band: Deal Casino. Remember that name. They are so talented. On my way home, I stopped by Pascal & Sabine to catch Joe Petillo & Andy McDonough. They will be playing there every Wednesday evening. As always, there is a ton of music happening is the city this weekend:
Wonder Bar
Friday, September 4th: John Eddie at the Wonder Bar, 7:00pm
Bob Bandiera’s Bee Gees tribute at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, 8 pm
Moon Motel & Friends at AP Yacht Club, 9:30pm
Saturday, September 5th: Desecrate, Ideosphere, at The Saint, 6:30pm
Tramps Like Us (Springsteen tribute), Mike Buscio at The Stone Pony, 7 pm
Jersey Four (Four Seasons tribute) at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, 8 pm
The Brigantines, Los Pocos Locos at Langosta Lounge, 10:00pm
Asbury Park
Sunday, September 6th: Spinn at Langosta Lounge, 1 pm
Catch A Fire Tour 2015 with Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Jo Mersa, Black Am I on The Stone Pony Summer Stage, 3 pm
Tea Dance with Carl Michaels at Paradise, 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Deal Casino at Asbury Park Yacht Club, 7:30 pm
Monday, September 7th Labor Day: REST & Party!
Stringbean & The Boardwalk Social Club at Langosta Loounge, 6:00pm
Happy Monday with In Circles, Vestibule, Grey Goes Black, doug Zambon of the Vansaders at the Wonder Bar, 8:00pm
**For the most complete listing of events this weekend go to the city’s web site at www.cityofasburypark.com. Enjoy!
Where Music Lives
Last Sunday’s 1st Annual “Music Saved My Life” Charity Softball Tournament was a great success. It was very cool to see the Asbury Park community come together for a fun-filled day to support the Asbury Park Music Foundation and their Youth Initiative program. All proceeds will help fund another successful year for the Hope Academy Charter School’s new music program, the Hip Hop Institute at the Boys and Girls Club and the Asbury Park Recreation Summer Camp. There were 12 teams that participated and about 50 volunteers. Many of the city’s businesses and organizations put together teams to compete in the tournament including the Festhalle Biergarten, Smith, the Asbury Park Fire Department, 1st Constitution Bank, Lakehouse Music Academy, Madison Marquette, iStar, Asbury Underground, Sackman Enterprises, Eneractive Solutions, Kula Cafe, Asbury Park Press, Johnny Menotti and Johnny Mac’s. Congratulations to Smith who was the tournament champion. A major thank you to Mumford’s Café who supplied the food and donated all the proceeds to the Foundation. I played for the AP Fire Department and had an interesting day on the diamond. On my first at bat while running to first base, I pulled both hamstrings. In the second game, I got hit in my calf by a line drive and finally in the third game, a runner took me out on a close play at second base. As I am writing this three days later, I am still stiff and sore and rubbing a little Jameson on my wounds. If you want to make a donation go to MuiscSavedMyLifeNJ.com or send a check payable to: Asbury Park Music Foundation, PO Box 1396, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. We will do it again next year. Only in Asbury Park!
Oyster
The Annual Asbury Park Oysterfest returns to Asbury Park next weekend. This year’s three-day culinary event will be held just outside the iconic Carousel building where the downtown meets the Asbury Park waterfront. Oysters, seafood & traditional festival fare are available from over 25 vendors including Tiger’s Tale, Gaetano’s, Brandl, Bistro at Red Bank, Pucker, Ike’s Crab Cakes, Coney Waffles, Crave Cajun, Fantastic Thai Cuisine, Kim Marie’s, Station One Seafood, Tony’s Italian Sausage, The Empanada Guy, and G&L Gyro. Craft beer, wine, and fun soft drinks will be available throughout the festival. For all the details go to the AP Chamber of Commerce web site www.asburypaarkchamber.com .

BLACKBEARD’S CAVE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER ~ INTRODUCES THE 2015 OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 25th – DEC19th

BLACKBEARD’S CAVE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER new outdoor Flea Market has the potential to be one of the biggest flea markets in New Jersey.  With room for over 400 Vendors on the great lawn this event will prove to be one of the best holiday vendor spaces on the Jersey Shore.  This is not just new merchandise its everything, new, old repurposed, maybe you’ll find fresh locally grown produce, clothing, holiday gifts, electronics, handmade and fine jewelry, all types of collectibles, toys, coats and more. The market is based on the great lawn out front of the entertainment center located at 136 Atlantic City Blvd. Bayville, NJ 08721. 

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Don’t Miss This Exciting Time At The Jersey Shore…. Check Out The Best Of Ocean County Events This Weekend!

Jersey Shore Tourism News9/1 – Classic Car Cruise & Art Walks – Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-2424 www.pointpleasantbeachchamber.com

BlueClaws

9/3 – 9/7 – Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) Baseball Game

– FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 732-901-7000 www.blueclaws.com

9/5 – 29th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire & Vintage Automobile Museum Car Show – Ocean County Parking Garage, Toms River 732-341-1880 www.oceancountyhistory.org

9/5 – Art’s & Craft’s Show – 6th Ave. & Central Ave., Seaside Park 732-793-3700 www.seasideparknj.org

9/5 – First Responders Night: Modifieds, Sportsman, NERS Sprints Races – New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt 609-758-1900 www.newegyptspeedway.net

Laurita PIC9/5, 9/6 – Grape STOMPing at Laurita Winery – Laurita Winery, Plumsted 609-758-8000 www.LauritaWinery.com

9/6 – Barnegat Bay Garvey and Skiff Boat Races – Barnegat Public Dock 732-496-9992 www.jerseyoutlaws.com

Casino Pier9/6 – Grandparent’s Day at Casino Pier – Casino Pier, Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 www.casinopiernj.com

9/6 – LBI Historical Association Fall Craft Fair & Market with Bake Sale – Veterans Park, ach Haven 609-492-0700 ww.lbimuseum.com

9/6 – Pickin’ on the Porch – Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, Tuckerton 609-296-8868 ww.tuckertonseaport.org

9/6 – Viking Village Art & Craft Shows– Viking Village, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 www.vikingvillageshows.com

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