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The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main

2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1
Indoor Winter
Farmers' Market

Noon - 5pm
The Downtown Toms River
Business Improvement District 
is bringing their farmers' market 
back indoors this winter! Join 
the first Weds. of the month, 
Feb-May, located inside The  Downtown Shops @ 53 Main.  Baked goods, gourmet foods,  Italian specialties, pickles, olives,  salsa, jams, honey, wine, and  homemade butter. check back  as vendors and items will continually  be updated.

RWJ Barnabas Health Arena
@ Toms River High School North
WWE presents NXT Live!

Don't miss this exciting  event returning to the arena.  Some of World Wrestling  Entertainment's most compelling  talent is getting back.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk & Aquarium

2/8, 2/9
Family Date Night 

6pm - 9pm
What better way to spend
"Valentine's Day" than with
the ones you love the most?
Package of Four = $54.95 &
includes: Admission for (4)
to Jenkinson's Aquarium, a
Plain Pizza & Pitcher of Soda
at the Pavilion, a $10 PlayCard
for the Pavilion Arcade and (4)
treats from the Sweet Shop. 

The Strand Center for the Arts

Stars of the Sixties

Jay & the Americans return to  The
Strand with "This Magic Moment", 
"Cara Mia", "Come a Little Bit Closer",  "Some Enchanted Evening", "Walkin'  in the Rain" and hits they haven't  performed live in concert in years!  They are joined by The Motortown  All-Stars, a super-group right out  of the Motor City, assembled from  members & former members of the  Temptations, the Capitols and the Miracles. 

Laurita Winery

2/9, 2/10
Wine & Chocolate
Trail Weekend

Noon - 5pm
Chocolate and Wine for  your favorite Valentine!  Enjoy an afternoon at Laurita  Winery featuring generous  samples of succulent chocolate  inspired sweets which you can  pair with our delicious estate wines!

Renew your Vows at Laurita

1pm - 3pm
Celebrate Laurita's fourth renewal
of wedding vows at Laurita Winery!
Say: 'I Do', Again, is a non-denominational  service performed by Wedding Officiant  Dave Turner.  Arrive by 1 pm to check in,
receive your carnation for the ladies and shot  of Chocolate Therapy for the Gentlemen, and relax.  Pre-registration is required by Feb. 8th!

2/16, 2/17
Laurita's Winter Fest 

Enjoy some of the best Gourmet Food Trucks, over 6 Wine Bars (inside and out) and 2 Tasting Tent Areas! Featuring Hand-Sculpted Ice Displays, access to some of the most scenic views in New Jersey, 40 fire pits, kids playgrounds and a Free Souvenir Laurita Wine Glass!

The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe

"I Heart Ice Cream Party"

3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Experience the old-fashioned
ice cream shoppe with a twist!
Waiters who are your performers will sing and perform an upbeat BROADWAY REVUE for all guests while you enjoy our sweet and tasty sundae creations. This is family entertainment for all ages.

Robert J. Novins Planetarium
@ Ocean County College

One Day on Mars

Join the expedition to Mars and enjoy a thrilling immersive experience!  You'll  dive into the depths of  seemingly bottomless canyons and brave the violent winds that sweep across the icy dunes. Explore a world that humans may well visit within the next few decades. 


This odyssey through the beauty and forces of space is accompanied  composed of selected symphonic works by Philip Glass, echoing the immensity of the Universe in a spectacular transformation from the infinitely large to the infinitely small!

Laser Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and 70's.

LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
Science Saturday: 
Commercial Fishing & Cooking Fresh Seafood

Karter Larsen &  Ian Smith
Viking Village and Larson Puskas,
Fisheries Partnership &
Culinary Teacher
Karter explain how your favorite fish  is harvested in the Atlantic Ocean.
Chef Ian will teach you how to prepare  the fresh seafood with a cooking demo
and samples to enjoy!

Science Saturday:
Wildlife on the North End
of LBI

11am - 12:30pm
Presenter: Ben Wurst, 
Conserve Wildlife NJ &
Jim Verhagen, Wildlife Photographer/Blogger
Ben Wurst and "Northside Jim" will tell you  about the creatures where they live. Lots of  pictures & a lively Q & A will make this a  fun & valuable session!

Ocean County Mall

Ocean County Mall Expo

10am - 9:30pm
Join the Annual Ocean County Mall Business Expo!  Visit the Ocean County Mall  during operating hours to talk with GTRCC  member vendors from various industries.

Hemingway's, Seaside Heights

Cupid's Chase 5K

10am - 1pm
Runners, walkers, and rollers
(baby strollers andwheelchairs) are all invited to join Cupids Chase 5K.

Various Places on Long Beach Island

2/10 - 2/17
2019 LBI
Chocolate Week

Just in time to make winter a  little bit sweeter, Southern  Ocean County Chamber presents  Chocolate Week 2019! Chocolate  Week is a series of offers, activities  and events that include Valentine's  Day and President's Day Weekend;  to encourage out of area visitors as  well as serving local residents  happening between Feb 10-17.  Keeping the focus on simple pleasures  that tie in with cozy mid-winter escapes; F rom decedent open houses, chocolate  themed sales, delicious drink and creative menu options.

Albert Music Hall

48th Ocean County
Bluegrass Show

Noon - 5pm
The program features a live stage
concert of bluegrass music in the
new Albert Music Hall building.
Be prepared to be entertained
Pinelands style while listening to
leading regional bluegrass bands
from the tri-state area.  

Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College

Month of February
OceanCares Art & Soul Exhibit

Monday thru Friday: 8am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - Noon (if classes in session)
The event showcases the  tremendous talent OceanMHS  has discovered from individuals  suffering with mental illness. This  is an opportunity to eliminate barriers  and misconceptions surrounding mental  health, encourage positive conversations  to reduce stigma, and shed light on the  changing climate of mental health treatment in NJ.
The event will contain paintings and drawings,  mixed media, and several forms of creative  expression.

Garden State Philharmonic Youth Concert

Celebrate the achievements
of our Youth Orchestra's as
they close out the first half of
their program year! The aspiring 
young talents showcase all they  have learned during their first  session together in a Winter  concert featuring classical and classically-inspired music.

Ocean County Historical Society

Trial of the Century!

Return to 1932 and revisit the 
Hopewell, NJ kidnapping of 
Charles Lindbergh's 20-month-old  son and the subsequent investigations  that led to the trial of the century.  Ocean County Attorney William Huneke
presents Pure Luck & Good Police Work:  Story of the Lindbergh Kidnapping.
View artifacts, win a door prize, and  enjoy refreshments.

The Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum

Lunch N' Learn Programs:
Charcoal Making in the Pinelands

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Join Patti Trasferini of Cloverdale
Farm County Park and Mary May,
basket weaver, as they explore how
Ocean County settlers spanned deeper  into the Pine Barrens as they took  advantage of the natural resources
of bog iron and the plentiful Pitch  Pine forests in the creation of charcoal
to fuel the iron industry.  Participants can bring a lunch or take
advantage of our lunch option for $6.00 

The Arlington
The Lighthouse International Film Festival
Back to Burgundy Event!

Wine Tasting and Screening Event
for Lighthouse International Film Festival

Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven

2/16, 2/17
The Night the Music Lived:
A Tribute to Buddy Holly,
Ritchie Valens &
The Big Bopper

60th Anniversary commemorative concert  in honor of Buddy Holly's final concert  on February 2, 1959 when Buddy Holly,  Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper  performed at the Surf Ballroom in  Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane crash that  occurred hours later changed music  history forever. Using information  gathered from documentaries, books,  and the memories of musicians at the  show, Buddy's last concert is recreated  with utmost attention to detail and  accuracy. Featuring songs like That'll Be The Day, etc.

Island Beach State Park
732- 793-0506

2/17, 2/24, 3/24, & 3/31
Conservation Talk and
Trail Hike

Learn more about the natural  beauty of Island Beach State Park  with the weekly Conservation Talks.  Each Sunday will feature a different  speaker. Topics include native plants,  dune ecology, wildlife studies, and more!  Coffee and pastries provided. After the  presentation, join for a trail hike  (weather permitting). 

Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ

Now thru Feb. 28
Wed. thru Sun.
Auto Racing in
New Jersey Exhibit

A display of race cars that
participated at tracks all over
New Jersey. There are examples
of stock cars, sprint cars, midgets
and 1/4 midgets that ran on both
asphalt and dirt tracks. The display  also includes numerous items of  automobilia, die-cast cars, vintage  auto-service equipment, children's  toys, and a host of period antiques.

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ State
Dept.  Division of Travel and Tourism

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Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders:

Director,  Virginia E. Haines
Deputy Director, John P. Kelly
Gerry P. Little
Gary Quinn
Joseph H. Vicari, Liaison to Tourism