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The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main
2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1
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
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
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
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.
Wine & Chocolate
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
Arrive by 1 pm to check in,
your carnation for the ladies and shot
of Chocolate Therapy for the Gentlemen, and relax.
Pre-registration is required by Feb. 8th!
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!
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!
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
Commercial Fishing & Cooking Fresh Seafood
Karter Larsen &
Viking Village and Larson Puskas,
Fisheries Partnership &
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!
Wildlife on the North End
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
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
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
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
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
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 Lighthouse International Film Festival
Back to Burgundy Event!
Wine Tasting and Screening Event
for Lighthouse International Film Festival
Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven
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
2/17, 2/24, 3/24, & 3/31
Conservation Talk and
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
Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ
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
Division of Travel and Tourism
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Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders:
Virginia E. Haines
Deputy Director, John P. Kelly
Gerry P. Little
Joseph H. Vicari, Liaison to Tourism