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.

Jenkinson’s Hot Halloween is August 25-27~Three days of family fun on the boardwalk with costumes, games, and more!

jenksJenkinson’s Hot Halloween 2015 is August 25-27. Three days of family fun on the boardwalk with costumes, games, and more! Dress up early in your favorite costume for prizes, play games, tricks and treats a plenty!happy Halloween

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Costume parade at 5:15p. Meet in front of the radio deck across from the Aquarium

Tuesday
Doc Swan Variety Show 6pm at South Beach stage

Wednesday
Wacky Dracky & Morgan Halloween Magic Show 6pm at South Beach Stage

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Yosi and the Superdads 6pm at South Beach Stage
Balloonists
Face painters
Make and take crafts
Boardwalk Performers
and more!

All events take place from 3-7p along the Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offers your family a wide range of activities. Whether you are visiting for the day or the entire summer, you will always find something to excite every member of your family. From free weekly events to yearly festivals, there is always something extraordinary to experience here at Jenkinson’s.

JenkinsJenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach offers several options for mini-golf fans. Roof Top Golf allows players to take in the view of the beach while they play. Castaway Cove Mini Golf has a shipwreck theme, with caves, waterfalls and a crow’s nest. Lighthouse Point Mini Golf features two state-of-the-art 18-hole courses. It also is home to the Jenkinson’s Aquarium were you will see hundreds of different creatures.

Big JoeAt Jenkinson’s, weekly events include the “Big Joe Talent Show” at 7 p.m. Sundays, “Kiddie Beach Show” at 7 p.m. Mondays, hermit crab races at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and fireworks every Thursday after dusk.  We hope you come and enjoy this weeks Hot Halloween.

radisson-freehold_0001_Welcome-Radisson-Hotel-Freehold-NJIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  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 Hot Halloween Festival, the Culture, Art, Music and History.

Special Insider Night at IPlay America ~ August 25th 5-9PM

New Jersey’s Premier Indoor Theme Park, with a full-service bar and grill alongside 200+ games, rides, attractions, laser tag, go karts and much more. Located at 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728, it’s an experience you will not want to miss.

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Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival Ends the Summer on a Good Note in Long Branch on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12 -10 p.m

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival Ends the Summer on a Good Note in
Long Branch

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival Brings Live Music, Food, Fireworks and Fun for All Ages on Saturday, August 29, 2015, 12:00 – 10:00 p.m., The Great Lawn, 28 McKinley Ave., Long Branch, NJJazz and Blues

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The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s (JSJBF) Summer Series of Festivals, voted “Favorite Music Festival” this year in the JerseyArts.com (http://JerseyArts.com) People’s Choice Awards, ends the summer on a good note at the Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12 -10 p.m. at The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk, located on Cooper Ave. in Long Branch, N.J. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food and beverage, crafters and sponsor exhibits, and a kids activities area. Fireworks to follow. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.

Each year, sponsor donations from the Summer Series of Festivals raise essential funds for the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s operational expenses.

“Our award-winning summer festival has been entertaining jazz and blues fans on the Jersey Shore for more than 25 years,” said Festival organizer Dennis Eschbach. “We attract thousands of visitors of all ages. Thanks to the support of our musicians, volunteers, sponsors and host towns, we’re able to keep jazz and blues music alive and rolling in the region.”

Funktion+11Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival headliner is Funktion 11. With their outstanding original compositions and dynamic interpretations of iconic and contemporary hits, Funktion 11 brings an international and contemporary spin to the funk tradition with three lead vocalists, an electric guitar, electric bass, keyboards, a four-piece horn section, drums and percussion. Spawned from the creative vision of Band Leader and percussionist Ronnie Nalven, Funktion 11 has been garnering a strong East Coast following for their infectious rhythmic grooves and captivating original material. Their energetic, dynamic stage performances feature original choreography and undeniable crowd chemistry, making their live shows as much about dancing and having a good time as listening intently to the tight groove and virtuosic playing of each individual band member. For more information on Funktion 11, visit www.funktion11.com.

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About The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation

Founded in 1987, the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation remains dedicated to its efforts to preserve, promote and perpetuate jazz and blues on the Jersey Shore through performance and education. Visit www.jsjbf.org for more information. Connect with the JSJBF on Facebook at Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival and Twitter @JSJazzBluesFest. For information on becoming a festival sponsor or crafter, contact Doris Lazur at 732-933-1984 or sponsors@jsjbf.org.

HOLIDAYIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  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 Music.

The Sun Is Shinning At The Jersey Shore ~ Take A Minute To See All Monmouth County Has To Do This Weekend!

SandcastleMonmouth County New Jersey is the beginning of the real Jersey Shore.  Beginning at the Bayshore ( Exit 117 ) where the Raritan bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, you will find more than 50 miles of beaches, historical landmarks, Gateway National Park ( Sandy Hook) and some of the best hospitality, restaurants, culture and  plenty of places to spend the night here at the heart of the shore.

tall-nj-mapOn the way make sure you stop in some of the famous towns along the way.  From the music scene in Red Bank, To the Culture of Atlantic Highlands, to the restaurants in Highlands, down to pier village for shopping in Long Branch you will not be short of adventures.  Don’t forget the city of Asbury Park and Ocean Grove where history, music, culture and the best culinary experiences can be found.  If you’re young at heart and full of energy check out the nightlife of Belmar.  No matter where you end up and what you plan are we are here to help.

Check out the events for this weekend, pack the car, the kids and the neighbors and start heading to the best place on earth, the Jersey Shore. ~ Enjoy ~

Saturday, August 22

DSC_5646-1Keansburg Amusement Park ( Keansburg NJ) – MORE INFO

The Beach Boys (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

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Belmar Farmer’s MarketMORE INFO

Dawn Patrol at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

Loudon Wainwright III at Paramount Theatre (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Family Fun Day (Leonardo) – MORE INFO

Keyport’s Twilight Concert Series – MORE INFO

Live Horse Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

Blue Grass Mini Golf Monmouth Park RacetrackBluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

“Sounds of Recovery” Concert (Highlands) – MORE INFO

GIG Rowing on the Navesink River (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Postcard & Antique Show (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

Asbury Flashback … at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Stone PonySocial Distortion at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Summer Night of Classic Rock at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Free Day of Dance at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFOShore Birds & Wild Edibles Walk on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO

Colts Neck Country Fair – MORE INFO

Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Belmar 5k Chase – MORE INFO

A Family of Artists: The Haras (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO

Count Basie ExteriorNighttimeAn Evening with Graham Nash at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

ev•o•lu•tion 2015: Koresh Tour at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

“Battle on the Bayshore” Stand-Up Paddleboard Race (Middletown) – MORE INFO

Two River TheaterSoulful Cook-Off and Bid Whist Tournament at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Boutique Bazaar (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

Sips & Serendipity Art Class: Van Gogh’s Starry Night (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

Navesink River Kayak Tour (Middletown) – MORE INFO

Nationals & Car Show at Raceway Park (Englishtown) – MORE INFO

Red Bank Farmers Market - CopyShore Reflections: An Artisan Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO

An Evening with Arthur Miller at Navesink Arts Center (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage Exhibit (Freehold) – MORE INFO

Shady Street Show Band (Bradley Beach) – MORE INFO

Dylan Vs Springsteen Band (Belmar) – MORE INFOwww.visitthejerseyshore.com

Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO

Sunday, August 23

Keansburg Amusement Park ( Keansburg NJ) – MORE INFO

70s Rock & Funk Fest at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Colts Neck Country FairMORE INFO

NJ State 4-H Horse Show (Allentown)MORE INFO

Red Bank Farmers MarketMORE INFO

Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Sunday Afternoon Boat Tours on the Navesink (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFOFarmers Market - Copy

Radio Birds at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Fort Hancock Bike Tour on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO

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Dawn Patrol at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

Bob Lanza in Blues on the Beach (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

Mopars@etown Nationals & Car Show at Raceway Park (Englishtown) – MORE INFO

Shore Reflections: An Artisan Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO

An Evening with Arthur Miller at Navesink Arts Center (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
Sandy Mack at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

“Grace and Peace” Concert (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

radisson-freehold_0001_Welcome-Radisson-Hotel-Freehold-NJIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  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 732-244-9283732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the History, Art and Culture.

MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES TOP 20 ATTRACTIONS ARE ANNOUNCED!

Top 20We all know that Monmouth & Ocean Counties is the best place to visit, work and play all year long.  We also have the best attractions for families.  Both counties are located in the northern part of the Jersey Shore, closest to New York City , Philadelphia and Canada.  It is the prime Jersey Shore destination close to home. We have something for everyone but we are most proud of our year round culture, music and history.   Through an independent survey we give you the top attractions, in no particular order.  Visit the Jersey Shore, laugh, smile and create lasting memories one trip at a time.


iPlayAmerica                                  I Play America New Jersey’s Premier Indoor Theme Park


Fun Time America located in Freehold is the perfect place to bring your kids or book their next birthday party. With a wide range of fun activities including arts and crafts, indoor rides, laser tag, and even indoor go carts, this venue is a fun time for all. For more information about hours of operation or to book your child’s next party, call (732) 577-8200 or visit their website at www.iplayamerica.com


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Six Flags Great Adventure
& Hurricane Harbor


Six Flags Great Adventure is an amusement park located in Jackson, New Jersey, owned by Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Situated between New York City and Philadelphia, the park complex also contains the Hurricane Harbor water park.

On August 30, 2012, Six Flags combined its 160-acre Great Adventure Park with its 350-acre Wild Safari animal park to form the 510-acre Great Adventure & Safari park, making it the largest theme park in the world.

Six FlagsThe premises of the park have been used for concerts. Notable artists that have performed at Six Flags Great Adventure include The Ramones, The Beach Boys, Heart, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Big Time Rush and Alice Cooper.

This is one of the best attractions on the Jersey Shore according to many visitors and it’s tiume for you to find out for yourself. Check them out on the web at https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure


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The Stone Pony


The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ is the perfect night out for music lovers. Friends and couples can grab a drink and enjoy a night of music, fun and dancing at one of the best venues in Monmouth County. For more information about concerts and ticket prices, call (732) 502-0600 or check out their website at http://www.stoneponyonline.com/


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Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids


Keansburg Amusement Park is a family fun amusement park.  Geared towards the younger crowd this park is a great day away.  Fantastically fun times, games of chance, and a family-friendly atmosphere are closer to home than you think. For decades, Keansburg Amusement Park has been supplying the carefree summertime fun in the sun we all yearn for. Come experience it for yourself! If you need a little cooling off try Runaway Rapids, located directly across the street from the amusement park.  Take a ride down a slide or just a relaxing trip in the lazy river.  Call today for more information 732-495-1400 or check them out on the web at http://keansburgamusementpark.com/


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Atlantic Farms


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Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

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Families and friends can enjoy the beach and a very unique Jersey Shore Experience with an authentic boardwalk with ice cream, funnel cake, miniature golf, games and so much more.  Home to the famous Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Bar and Grill the well know Jenkinson’s Aquarium still enjoy a unique way to cool off at the shore and play mini golf at Asbury Splash Park. For only $14, this water park is sure to be a great time.
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To learn more about how you can take part, call 732-897-6538 or visit their website at http://www.jenkinsons.com.  New this year, online ordering of your favorite salt water taffy and sweets from Jenkinson’s Sweet Shop.  Stop up for the holidays and order today.


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Belmar Parasail


Welcome to the fabulous Jersey shore and Belmar Parasail. Belmar Parasail is a family owned and operated business.  Come join us 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean for the 2015 summer season.  Enjoy the views of your favorite beaches and wave to your friends below as you check out schools of sealife.

belTake off from the back of our 31 foot parasail boat’s flight deck and get ready for the ride of your life.   You can choose to be gently dipped a little or a lot in the ocean water and land on the back of the boat just as gently as you took off.

Our experienced crew is certified drug-free and have flown folks of ALL ages safely. You can fly solo or with a friend.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the Jersey Shore from a whole new view.  We look forward to seeing you, come join us.

For about $75 per person at Belmar Parasail, you can soar through the sky 500 feet in the air and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Monmouth County and the Atlantic Ocean. Open daily from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., you can call (732) 681-8359 or visit their website at http://www.belmarparasail.com/ for more information about how you can bookBoardwalk Bar and Jrill


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Jr’s Ocean Bar and Grill & Maruca’s Tomato Pie


Come enjoy Jr’s Ocean Bar and Grill, a classic of seaside heights bars, located in the middle of the historic Seaside Heights, NJ boardwalk. We feature daily drink and food specials all year long. Take a break from the Boardwalk and Ocean and come relax with us!

Jr’s Ocean Bar and Grill is the perfect destination when visiting Seaside Heights! Enjoy a signature cocktail or ice cold draught beer serviced by our top notch bar staff by day! Every night Jr’s comes out to play. Our non-stop nightlife will keep you coming back!

On the boardwalk side of Jr’s is the world famous Maruca’s Pizza or tomato Pie as they call it. It’s a boardwalk legend.  Maruca’s Tomato Pies Proudly offers their classic cheese and sauce swirled pizzas and more! For more check them out on the web at http://www.jrsoceanbarandgrill.com/


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River Lady Dinner Cruises


Join Captain Lance and his family aboard The River Lady, a 150 passenger, 85′ authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat. The River Lady splendidly captures the ambiance of a 19th century Mississippi Paddleboat.   Located in Toms River, it is a great opportunity to see the sights from the water and enjoy a great meal with family or friends.

The interior design of the lower deck is of the Victorian style. The deck is completely enclosed and is climate controlled for year-round comfort. The upper deck offers awesome views and is the perfect atmosphere for outdoor waterside dining. This deck is covered and can be enclosed with translucent weather panels should the need arise. For more information call today at 732- 349-8664 or check out more info on the web at : http://riverlady.com/

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With Classic Boat Tours in Highlands, NJ you can book your next event on the water.

Classic Boat Rides offers Private Charters for Sight Sea-ing, Weddings, Eco Tours, Sunset Cruises, Dock and Dine, Birthdays, Office Parties, and more. They cruise the Two Rivers (Navesink and Shrewsbury) and Sandy Hook Bay. The MARINER is also available for Statue of Liberty and Light House cruises.

Our Mansion Tour of the Navesink offers stunning views of the majestic homes of the rich and famous, including the Bon Jovi estate.

Our Sandy Hook Bay Tour offers a refreshing bay cruise with an up-close look at Fort Hancock and Officers Row on Sandy Hook.  Plus the Sandy Hook Light house from the bay side.  This tour presents the most stunning sunsets over the bay.

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For a combination of both tours ask Capt. Dan about the special 3 hour private charter tour price.  We will cruise out of Atlantic Highlands Harbor, up the Shrewbury and Navesink Rivers to Red Bank’s Marine Park, then we head out into the bay to watch the sunset over the Sandy Hook bay. Charters aboard the MARINER may include NYC Harbor tours if desired and weather permits

The Mariner can carry 40 passengers comfortably.  She is equipped with a FULL SERVICE BAR for adult beverages and soft drinks.  Catering is also available.

We also offer a variety of pre-arranged Tours and Special Events!

For more information about rates and booking, call (732) 337-9292 or visit their website at http://www.classicboatrides.com

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DORSILS

Family and friends can take scuba lessons, swim lessons, and even book parties at the indoor pool at Dosils in Middletown, NJ. Open daily, you can find out more by calling (732) 787-0508 or check out their website at http://www.dosils.com/


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Freehold Raceway Park


Homepage%20Slide%201%20(new)At Freehold Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, you and yours can enjoy a night at the racetrack. With live races held weekly this is sure to be an exciting evening out. For more information and even to book your next event, visit their website at http://www.etownraceway.com/ or call (732) 446-7800.


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Monmouth Park Racetrack


Blue Grass Mini Golf Monmouth Park RacetrackMonmouth Park Racetrack is an American race track for thoroughbred horse racing in Oceanport, New Jersey, United States.  Home to the famous Haskell Monmouth Park is a great way to spend a day out with the family without breaking the bank.  Monmouth Park also is home to the new Miniature Golf Course, so take a minute and check all they have to offer.  Call 732-222-5100 or look them up on the web at www.monmouthpark.com


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The Two River Theater


The Two River Theater is located on the west side of Red Bank, A great town voted one of the best small towns in America.  The Two River Theater creates great American theater by developing and producing new works and world masterpieces that most richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We cultivate an audience that cherishes the intimate joy of theater, enriched when shared by a community of others.Two River Theater is easily accessible by car, train, or bus, with great restaurants, shopping and hotels within walking distance of the theater. For more information, call 732.345.1400.  Visit them on the web at Two River Theater Website


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Popcorn Zoo


imagesCA00YX4IPopcorn Park Zoo is a small 7-acre (2.8 ha) zoo located in Forked River, New Jersey, within Lacey Township. According to the Associated Humane Societies, the zoo is “a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds.” The zoo has programs to educate visitors about animals and their environments and offers hundreds of rescued dogs and cats for adoption. Call today to check out the summer and fall activities 609-693-1900 or visit them on the web at POPCORN ZOO


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Lakewood BlueClaws


Time is running out to join the big crowds and the BlueClaws in their 2015 Summer of Fun at FirstEnergy Park. The 2015 season, the BlueClaws’ 15th season, concludes on Monday, September 7th.

Blue Claws There are three fireworks shows left this year: August 28th (presented by Harrogate), September 4th (presented by New Jersey Natural Gas) and September 6th (presented by Oliverie Funeral Home).

In addition, the BlueClaws are hosting a special Extravaganza of Fun at the game on Saturday, September 5th. The gates will open at 3:30 pm and include free inflatable rides, cotton candy, and water ice plus a pre-game team autograph signing. There will be live music plus college football on the all-new, 1,859 square-foot video board before the 7:05 pm BlueClaws game. From 6 pm until the end of the seventh inning, there will be dollar beer and soda in the Coors Light WRAT Trap. Then after the game, fans can sleep over on the field (to register for Buster’s Sleepover Bonanza, call Kyle Volp at 732-901-7000 ext 142). For more on the Extravaganza of Fun, click here.

The BlueClaws will also Celebrate the Garden State at their game on Thursday, August 27th. The night includes a special New Jersey, Jersey auction, a Salute to Pork Roll, jug-handles on the concourse preventing left turns, and much more.

Tickets to all remaining BlueClaws home games are available by calling 732-901-7000 option 2 or online at BlueClaws.com.


Insectropolis


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Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. Located right in Toms River NJ.  There is plenty to see and do here! Set within the architecture of a bug-themed city, our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures.

View thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world. Play bug games on our touch-screen computers. Pretend you are a termite as you crawl through our mudtube. Watch ants forage for food and build tunnels in our live ant nest. Safely get up close to our observation hive and see our busy bees. Or spy on our many other live insects. Of course, your visit is not complete unless you touch a bug! Touch a live tarantula, scorpion, millipede, and a hissing cockroach before you leave. Whether you are a bug enthusiast or just a curious visitor, Insectropolis has over a dozen exhibit areas that are sure to educate and entertain. For more information call 732-349-7090 or visit them on the web at http://www.insectropolis.com/


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Jersey Shore Pirates


Pirate ShipCome sail with Jersey Shore Pirates as we bring the most unique form of family entertainment to the NJ Shore area. Bring your young pirates aboard the Sea Gypsy for a swashbuckling Pirate Adventure on the Metedeconk River in Brick NJ. A perfect adventure for families of all sizes!  This year they added a Pirate Themed Birthday party room and tons of fun things to make the day magical.

For more information on the Jersey Shore Pirates call today or check them out on the web http://www.jerseyshorepirates.com/


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Casino Pier Amusement Park & Breakwater Beach


Casino Pier Amusement Park & Breakwater Beach is located right in the heart of the action in Seaside Heights.  Breakwater Beach is a state-of-the-art water park with one of the largest interactive play area on the North Atlantic Coast. The renovation of “Jenkinson’s Breakwater Beach Waterpark at Casino Pier” (Formally Water Works) offers our customers a fun and exciting family attraction.

Starting with our Toddler Area, it is ideal for the smallest member of any family. With safe, soft play throughout, your little one will slide and have a splashtacular good time.

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Casino Pier welcomes children, families, thrill-seekers, and boardwalk pleasure admirers.  Stroll through the variety of rides our amusement park offers situated on a classic Jersey Shore pier, extending into the heart of the Atlantic Ocean.  Whether you are looking to take your family to experience the rides for the first time or you are a returning visitor, with plenty of rides, cool ocean breezes, and a spectacular view, the Casino Pier amusement park has something for everyone!

The Casino Arcade is jam packed with all of the latest video & redemption games of chance, along with all of the classic slot machines, skee ball and pin ball games. No matter what your age, you will appreciate the variety of games in our arcade. You can Casino Pier
win tickets that are redeemable for great prizes, take a ride on our antique carousel or compete against each other in one on our numerous racing video games.

For more information call Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach at 732-793-6488 or visit them on the web at www.casinopiernj.com


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MOUNT MITCHELL
& SANDY HOOK (Gateway National Recreation Area)


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At 266 feet, this overlook in Atlantic Highlands sits on the highest natural elevation on the  Atlantic seaboard (excluding islands) from Maine to the Yucatan providing beautiful views of Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay and the New York skyline. This 12-acre site is also home to Monmouth County’s 9/11 Memorial. It is located at 460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 or you can call 732-872-0336 –  the Ranger Station.

While in the area we also highlight for you Sandy Hook National Recreation Area

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Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

Summer is here and there are lots of things to do at Gateway. Check out the listings and program guides posted below. Please do not swim when the lifeguards are not on duty. Find Your Park and have fun !

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Sandy Hook Summer Guide

The seven-mile stretch of spectacular ocean and bay beaches are excellent for surf casting, swimming, and relaxing on the sand. Nature lovers will revel in the 300 – plus species of migratory birds, as well as the pristine holly forest.  The Sandy Hook / Highlands area remain a favorite Jersey Shore getaway for Manhattanizes due to the convenience of a forty-minute ferry ride from the Wall Street area. Come to Sandy Hook to spend the day enjoying the ocean and basking in the sun, top it off with a wonderful seafood dinner and cocktails in Highlands!

 

radisson-freehold_0001_Welcome-Radisson-Hotel-Freehold-NJIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  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 History, Art and Culture.

 

Located Along The Jersey Shore, Ocean County, New Jersey Is The Place To Visit THis Week! – Check Out This Weeks Events!

Jersey Shore Tourism News

Located along the Jersey Shore, Ocean County, New Jersey, is a wonderful place to live or just to visit. Toms River and Brick Township have both made the “America’s Safest City” list throughout the years on the annual Morgan Quitno survey. There is plenty to do and see in and around the county. If it’s oceanfront boardwalk resorts you’re looking for, Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant Beach have much to offer. For a day of adventure, make it a day at Six Flags Great Adventure. For outdoor enjoyment, visit Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in Long Beach Island. This is just a small sampling of the events that can be found throughout Ocean County almost weekly.

August 20 – 23 – Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars @ Lakewood BlueClaws Stadium – FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 732-901-7000 www.blueclaws.com

August 21 – 2015 Jackson Crossing Cruise Night Series – Jackson Crossings 732-747-7846 www.thehallatjackson.com

August  21 – Acoustic Musicians Guild – Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 www.ocartistsguild.org

August 21 – Country Line Dancing – Laurita Winery, Plumsted 609-758-8000 www.LauritaWinery.com

August 21 – Friday after the Beach with Ted Hammock – Viking Village Shows, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 www.vikingvillageshows.com

August 22 – 16th Annual Pig Roast – Clarence Brown Picnic Area @ Pine Park, Lakewood 732-928-1111 www.jacksonpba.com

August 22 – 3rd Annual Art in the Park – Huddy Park, Toms River www.tomsriveronline.com

August 22 – Country Western Night: Sportsman, Crates, NERS/TSRS Sprints & Demo Derby – New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt 609-758-1900 www.newegyptspeedway.net

August 22 – Night of the Stars at Jakes Branch County Park – Beachwood 732-281-2750 www.oceancountyparks.org

August 22 – Outcast Cruisers of Jersey ShoreCruise Nights – Mathis Veterans Memorial Park, South Toms River 732-349-0403 www.boroughofsouthtomsriver.com

August 22 – Paint & Sip – Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 www.ocartistsguild.org

8/22 – Saxophonist Boris Kurganov – Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch 732-928-4400 www.theoceancountylibrary.org

August 22 – Swinging Saturday – Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch 732-349-6200 www.theoceancountylibrary.org

August 22 – The 60’s with Maestro LaGruth and the Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra – Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River 732-255-0460 www.GardenStatePhilharmonic.org

August22 – 23 – Food Trucks, Fire Pits & Fireworks – Laurita Winery, Plumsted 609-758-8000 www.LauritaWinery.com

August 23 – Comedian Bobby Collins – JCC LBI, Spray Beach 631-591-3042 www.catcharisingstar.com

August 23 – The Music Cafe at the Grove – Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, Lanoka Harbor 609-693-5558 www.murraygrove.org

August 25-27 Hot Halloween 2015 – Jenkinson’s Aquarium. Three days of family fun on the boardwalk with costumes, games, and more! Dress up early in your favorite costume for prizes, play games, tricks and treats a plenty! 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com

radisson-freehold_0001_Welcome-Radisson-Hotel-Freehold-NJIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  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 732-244-9283732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the History, Art and Culture.