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.

2015 Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair Friday, Aug. 28th to Saturday, Sept. 5th

2015 Firemen’s Fair Friday, Aug. 28th to Saturday, Sept. 5th (closed on Sunday’s)

Friday and Saturday: 6p-11p Monday-Thursday: 6p-10p

FerrisWheelToday’s Firemen’s Fair The annual Fair Haven Fire Company Firemen’s Fair is the largest firemen’s fair in New Jersey and is the second largest fair of any kind in the state. Today’s Fair is an exciting family activity that attracts people of all ages from throughout New Jersey.

The firehouse grounds are transformed into blazing lights, sounds and activities, including rides like the Zipper, Rainbow, Wipeout, and a large ferris wheel. There’s also a merry-go-round, train and other rides tailored for the smaller folks.

But for the future firefighters, there’s nothing like a ride on a real fire truck! Children are safely seated on one of Fair Haven’s first-line pumpers and taken on a ride around several blocks in Fair Haven. No child forgets the thrill of a ride with the siren blaring and the engine roaring!

MApFood is one of the main attractions, with a sit-down dining room featuring local seafood specialties and an “Out-Back” kitchen that serves hamburgers, hotdogs, cotton candy and ice cream.

In addition to being the Fire Company’s main fund-raising event, the Fair serves as an “end-of-summer” event for members of the Fire Company and other volunteers who pitch in to work at over 30 booths and in other activities.

BowlingHistory of the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair The Fair Haven Fire Company has produced Firemen’s Fairs for most of its 100-plus year history, except during the years of the World Wars. The first Fairs, starting in 1906, were more like carnivals than the Fair as we know it now. In the days of the “old Fairs” the events were usually held on the first week of August on a small lot on River Road that is now the site of the Fair Haven Municipal Building. Wire-walkers and chances on two autos were among the attractions, in addition to the usual booths with spinning wheels of chance. The highlight of the evening was the chance to swing on the dance floor with your partner to the tunes of a live band — for the sum of 10-cents a dance! In 1936 a Chrysler Royal Sedan was raffled at a cost of 3 shares for 25-cents.

ZipperIn 1954, new state gaming laws put an end to the games of chance, thus ending the “old Fairs.” In an effort to raise funds without the benefits of the Fair, the Fire Company turned to weekly bingo games at the Firehouse, along with door-to-door collections. In early 1960, state gaming laws changed once again, providing an opportunity for the Fire Company to renew its Fair. Having stored all of the gaming equipment over the years, the firemen were ready to go and the Fair was reborn.

For many years, a key draw to the Fair was the Fair Haven Fairraffle of a new automobile. During the summer months proceeding the Fair, the car would be prominently displayed at the front of the Firehouse. The excitement of the final Saturday evening of the Fair culminated with the drawing of the winning raffle ticket. But, like all other changes, automobiles became less attractive to families who increasingly owned multiple vehicles, including top-of-the line SUVs. So, the Fair Company discontinued the automobile raffle in the late 1990’s and replaced the event with a “Super 50-50” event in which the winner walks away with 10s of thousands of dollars — free to spend on a car or anything else of interest. This event has proved to be very popular and will be continued until cash prizes are no long of interest (whenever that might be).

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If 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.

Come for the Beaches and stay for the Museums ~ Check out these great Ocean County Museums.


Jersey Shore Tourism News

 MUSEUMS OF OCEAN COUNTY

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Daily – Barnegat Light Museum Open
– Barnegat Light 609-494-8578 http://www.bl-hs.org

Daily – Long Beach Island Historical Museum Open – Beach Haven 609-492-3988 http://www.lbimuseum.com

Daily – NJ Maritime Museum Open – Beach Haven 609-492-0202 http://www.njmaritimemuseum.org

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

Mon. – Fri. – Home of Sun and Fun: Seaside Heights, NJ Exhibit – Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River 732-341-1880 http://www.oceancountyhistory.org
OCEAN_COUNTY_(HISTORICAL)_MUSEUM,_TOMS_RIVER,_OCEAN_COUNTYTues., Wed. & 1st Sat. – Ocean County Historical Society Museum Research Center Open – Toms River 732-341-1880 http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Tues., Thurs. & 1st Sat. – Victorian Museum Tours – Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River 732-341-1880 http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Tues., Thurs. & Sat. – Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum Open – Toms River 732-349-9209 http://www.tomsriverseaport.org

Wed. & 2nd & 4th Sat.Joint Base Lakehurst Tour– Lakehurst 732-818-7520 http://www.nlhs.com
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Wed. & 3rd Sat. – The Cottage Museum Open – Island Heights 732-929-1486 http://www.islandhts.org/IHC&HA.htm

Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. – New Jersey Museum of Boating Open – Point Pleasant 732-606-7605 http://www.njmb.org

bildeWed. – Sun. – My Other Car Display Vintage Automobile Museum – Point Pleasant 732-899-0012 http://www.vintageautomuseum.org

Wed. & Sun. – Lakehurst Historical Society Museum Open – Lakehurst 732-657-8864 http://www.nlhs.com

Wed. & Sun. – New Egypt Historical Society Museum Open – New Egypt 609-758-8111 http://www.newegypthistoricalsociety.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 732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the History, Art and Culture.

Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah is expected to bring big business to the Jersey Shore!

                   Pharoah’s Gallop Open To The Public Friday And Saturday AmericanPharoah_Belmont_391x            Once American Pharoah arrives at Monmouth Park on Wednesday, he is scheduled to gallop over the main track on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning in preparation to the 48th renewal of the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2nd 2015.
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On Friday and Saturday, the clubhouse will be open to the public from 7-8 a.m. to see the Triple Crown winner between 7:30-7:50 a.m. That time slot will be designated for Haskell participants only on those days.

            There is no cost for entry into the Clubhouse to view American Pharoah and all the Haskell horses on the track in the morning.monmou
In addition to American Pharoah, the likely field for this year’s edition of the Haskell Invitational consists of: Mr. Jordan, Competitive Edge, Keen Ice, War Story and Tekton. The race will be telecast live on NBC from 5-6 p.m. Gates will open at 9 a.m. on race day with first post set for 11:30 a.m.

Hotels across the Jersey Shore are excited to be able to accommodate the fans of American Pharoah. Places like the Sheraton in Eatontown, the Staybridge Suites in Eatontown, The Holiday Inn Express in Eatontown and Long Branch and all of the Marriott hotels can be reached for reservations.

haskill3This is one Haskell you will not want to miss. New Jersey Transit will be adding additional stops at the track on race day to accommodate all the people expected to attend.

MORE ABOUT THE HASKELL:

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Haskell Invitational marks the 48th renewal of the race named for the first president and chairman of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club, Amory Lawrence Haskell.Amory L. Haskell was born in New York City in 1893. Following his graduation from Princeton University in 1916, he began a business career with the New Jersey Zinc Company. That was interrupted by two years with the Naval Aviation Service in World War I. After his tour of duty, Haskell joined the General Motors Corporation and rose to the position of vice-president in charge of the company’s export division. He left General Motors to form Triplex Safety Glass Company and was president and chairman of the board when he sold it. Shortly before World War II, after several years of intense lobbying in which Haskell played a prominent role, an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution was approved by referendum, legalizing pari-mutuel wagering for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing. Haskell then organized a group of prominent New Jersey residents to build a modern Thoroughbred racetrack in Monmouth County. Appointed president and chairman of Monmouth Park Jockey Club in 1945, he guided that organization through its opening in 1946 and continued at the helm until his death on April 12, 1966. In 1968, the haskill
Monmouth Park Directors honored his memory with the Amory L. Haskell Handicap, a race for older horses. In 1981, the Haskell name was transferred to a mile and an eighth invitational for the nation’s top three-year-olds. As a tribute to the man honored by this race, Amory L. Haskell’s daughters, Hope Haskell-Jones and Anne Haskell-Ellis, present the Haskell trophy each year.

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.  You can also check out our website at www.visitthejerseyshore.com for more lodging opportunities.  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!

For more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at FLASH MOBthe 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 racing.

FilmOneFest 2015 Launch Party kicks off on July 17th at 7pm at the Blue Bay Inn in Atlantic Highlands ~ Come join us!

Atlantic Highlands NJFilm One Festival – Looking for something a little quirky this weekend? Try attending the Film One Festival at the Atlantic Highlands Marina on Saturday. The festival features films less than two minutes in length from local and international filmmakers. The films will be screened on a giant projector outside on the shore of Sandy Hook Bay. The event begins at 7 p.m. and admission and parking are free.

Film One Fest 4FilmOneFest (the Atlantic Highlands One-Minute International Film Festival) is a celebration of the super short film and a snap-shot of the creative image making happening online and across the world. Founded in 2008, the festival takes place on July 18th at the Atlantic Highlands Marina.

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But First Clear your calendar FilmOneFest 2015 Launch Party kicks off on July 17th at 7pm, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities.

The Lounge at Blue Bay Inn (51 1st Avenue) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and excitement. Honored will be Mayor Fred Rast for his dedication to the arts in Atlantic Highlands, and his continued support of the FilmOneFest.

Bask in the musical blues with local guitar talent Nate Fegan and feast upon tasty hors d’oeuvres and a signature  cocktail from The Lounge.

Film One Fest 2“This fun event is such a great way to kick of the festival. Filmmakers, judges, sponsors and local film enthusiasts will be celebrating and showing their support. We’ve been looking forward to this all year,” said Beth Herbruck, organizer of the launch party and a past FilmOneFest Co-Director.

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FILM ONE FESTIVAL JULY 18, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS

Come raise a glass! Tickets are $25 and each includes our signature cocktail and light hors d’oeuvres. There are a limited number of tickets available, click below to buy your tickets NOW!

http://filmonefest.org/2015-filmonefest/

The day’s program starts at 10 a.m. with the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society’s Arts and Crafts Festival, which will run until 4 p.m. in Veterans Park. More than 40 artists and crafters will display and sell their work. The Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce will have additional vendors and live music along First Avenue.  At 5 p.m., festivities move to the municipal harbor, featuring artists and crafters, a stilt walker, face-painters and clowns.

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There also will be live performances by Rockit, a young New Jersey rock band; Crimson Sky, a young blues and classic rock band; and Working Class Hussys, a New Jersey-based alternative rock band with a Southern flavor.

Food vendors will offer dishes for a variety of tastes. Participating local restaurants will sell Thai food, Memphis barbeque, Mexican cuisine, hot dogs, hamburgers and sweets treats.  Popcorn and water are free, courtesy of Sickles Market in Little Silver. Whole Foods in Middletown will provide cake in a hospitality tent for Premium Seat ticket holders.

FilmOneFest supports the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry, and asks festival-goers to bring donations of nonperishable food, toiletries, cleaning and paper products.

Film One FestAdmission and parking are free. Audience members may bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Attendees also can view the films on an exclusive screen from gazebo bleachers fitted with complimentary cushions by buying premium seats for $20. A limited number are available at http://filmonefest.org. In the event of rain on Saturday, the festival will move to Sunday, July 19.  Visit our Facebook page or our web site for rain date info. If it rains on July 19, the fest will be held at 7 p.m. at the Charles Hesse Parish Hall, 55 South Ave., Atlantic Highlands.

Seastreak2Seastreak Ferry tickets are $45 round trip; $17 round trip for children between 5 and 17; under 5 free.  The Ferry leaves from Pier 11 (Wall Street & East River) in Manhattan at 5:15 p.m., returning at 10:45 p.m. from Atlantic Highlands.  Tickets can be purchased at Pier 11 or in advance at http://seastreak.com (please visit website for rain date info…if necessary)

If you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels unlimited properties.  You can also check out our website at www.visitthejerseyshore.com for more lodging opportunities.  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!

For more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at FLASH MOBthe 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.

 

Seaside Heights ~ Hot Rods and Food Trucks ~ June 20th, 2015 11AM to 6PM

Hot Rods and Food Trucks ~ This is an event you will not want to miss! 
Saturday, June 20th, 2015 11AM to 6PM

Join us in Seaside Height this Saturday for the best Food Truck and Hot Rod Show the Jersey Shore has ever seen.

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS! 

Classic cars and food trucks will take over Seaside Heights from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m for the 2nd Annual Hot Rods and Food Trucks event June 20th. The event, sponsored by the Seaside Heights Business Improvement District andiRunNewJersey, will feature hundreds of hot rods on display at Bay Boulevard and Grant Avenue. The car show will feature everything from 1930s Fords to Camaro Clubs, and everything in between. Fifteen of the best gourmet food trucks will line Bay Boulevard, with plenty of variety to satisfy every taste bud. Admission to the event is free. There will also be vendors and exhibitors showing their wares and demonstrating new products and services to participants.hot2

This is the second year for the Hot Rods and Food Trucks event. Participating Food Trucks include: Original Soupman; Fed By Ed; Kenny’s Empanadas; CheezN; Mobile Mardi Gras; Pompei Catering; Latin Grill; Plum on the Run; Stewarts; Metro Candy Apple; Ice Cream Shop of Manahawkin; Rita’s; Smiley’s Ice Cream; Dino’s Ice Cream, House of Cupcakes, and Carnivale.hot

Trophies will be awarded for Best in Class and the Best in Food. Music will be provided by a DJ.

Visitors will want to be sure to bring cameras to remember this great event! Also, bring your sunscreen and comfy shoes, since you’ll want to stay all day to sample the variety of different foods!

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!

For more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at FLASH MOBthe 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 Festivals.

2015 Red Bank RiverFest Returns Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st ~ You will not want to miss this!

2015 Red Bank RiverFest

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 Friday, May 29, 2015 5 PM – 10 PM

Saturday, May 30, 2015 11 AM – 10 PM

Sunday, May 31, 2015 11 AM – 6 PM

in Marine Park, Red Bank, NJ

RiverFest is a three-day event that offers visitors a taste of the best in food, music and family fun. Red Bank, considered the hippest town in the state of New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, is home to RiverFest, New Jersey’s largest food and music festival that has free admission and attracts over 150,000 visitors.

Jersey Shore’s top restaurants prepare a sampling of their menus. Artisans are selected to show and sell their handmade items and artwork in “Artisan’s Alley.” River cruises will be offered along the Navesink River and for the kids, a children’s palace with amusements, games, entertainment on a family-stage and arts & crafts activities.

Declared one of the top 100 events in North America, RiverFest is a three-day event that draws over 100,000 visitors from far and wide for a taste of Jersey’s best food, music and family fun.  RiverFest features twenty-four area restaurants offering a wide variety of summertime favorites and gourmet specialities, three days of live music on two stages, children’s games, rides and activities, arts and crafts, vendors and scenic river cruises along the banks of the Navesink River.

Marine Park, Red Bank, is home to RiverFest and is the ideal grass roots marketing opportunity for sponsors to speak with the consumer.  Perfect for sampling, couponing, branding and special promotions.  They offer fun for families with children and  Admission is free.

  

The #1 Bruce Springsteen tribute band is coming to RiverFest! You won’t want to miss Tramps Like Us performing on the RiverFest main stage so be sure to mark your calendar for the weekend of May 29-31, check out their website and get excited! http://www.trampslikeus.com/

Exciting news for families attending RiverFest this year… Nathan’s Famous has decided to join in on the RiverFest fun and bring us Nathan’s Famous Kids Zone with hot dog samples, interactive games, rides, a photo booth and much, much more! To check out what’s in store from Nathan’s for the weekend of May 29th in Red Bank, New Jersey follow the link below!
http://www.nathansfamous.com/happenings/mobile_tour

For general questions please contact the  Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce 732-741-0055 

imagesUND1HN2WIf your coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank or the Oyster Point HotelHotels Unlimited also has some great rates and all three are sponsor of this blog. So come on down this fall and make a long weekend out of it.  The Jersey Shore Is More Than Just The Shore!

FLASH MOBFor more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks 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.