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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
Robert J. Novins Planetarium
@ Ocean County College
A Valentine's Evening
Under the Stars
6:15pm - 8pm
This Valentine's Day, spend the
evening under the stars at the
planetarium with your special
someone, the original home of
the exact same star projector
featured in the movie La La Land.
Refreshments will be served followed by a sky show in the Planetarium Theater presented by a local astronomer. Hear the stories of love and romance immortalized in the stars and delight to the sights and sounds of romantic laser songs interspersed throughout the hour-long program.
The Lighthouse International Film Festival
Back to Burgundy Event!
Wine Tasting and Screening Event
for Lighthouse International Film Festival
Laurita's Winter Fest
Food trucks! Fire pits! Sledding
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!
Noon - 5pm
Celebrate New Orleans style at Laurita with jazz, gypsy jazz, swing, blues, bluegrass music with banjos, mandolins, guitar, vocals, bass, trombone, guitar synth by great trio along with Wine and New Orleans style food.
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.
LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
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!
The LBIF, in partnership with
The ShowRoom of Asbury Park,
will be screening the 2019
Oscar-Nominated Short Films
across three evenings: Documentaries
on Thurs, Feb 21; Animated on
Fri, Feb 22; and Live Action on
Sat, Feb 23. This your annual chance
to predict the winners. A perennial
hit with audiences around the country
and the world, don't miss this year's
shorts! FREE!!!...All Ages
Oyster Culture & Cuisine
Presenter: Matt Gregg &
Theo Gerike, Forty North Oysters
Did you know oysters are being
grown right behind High Bar
Harbor and other places in Little
Egg Harbor Bay? Learn about
"Oystering" during a presentation
by farmers from 40 North and 7 Bridges Oysters and sample some of the product!
Various Places on Long Beach Island
Now thru 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.
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
Jenkinson's Boardwalk & Aquarium
@ Jenkinson's Aquarium
8am - 1pm
This program provides students
with the opportunity to experience
the aquarium from an employee's point of view.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required.
Ages 10-16 only.
International Polar Bear Day
@ Jenkinson's Aquarium
Noon - 4pm
Every year, this global event
draws attention to the challenges
polar bears face in a warming Arctic
and how we each can help.
Educational displays, crafts and activities.
Ocean County Parks & Recreation
@ Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat
6pm - 8pm
Spend the night under the stars
and up on the 5-story observation
tower with A.S.T.R.A., The Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area. Whether you are a budding astronomer or simply a casual stargazer, this night is for you. Volunteer members of the club will be on-site to share their out-of-this-world knowledge and answer your questions. Feel free to bring your own telescope.
Jakes Branch Birthday Bash
@ Jakes Branch County Park,
Noon - 2pm
Oh, where has the time gone?
Join the staff of Jakes Branch
as they celebrate 10 years of
natural science education. This
open house style event will feature
naturalist led walks, live animal
talks, kids crafts and games and more.
And what would a birthday bash be without cake??
The Strand Center for the Arts
The musical hit, CHICAGO
is a satirical look at fame, the
justice system, and the publicity
machine created by media.
Based on a real-life trial in the
1920s, Chicago is about Roxie
Hart, an aspiring wannabe
nightclub singer who is arrested
for murder and her attempts to
get away with it. With show stopping
numbers like All That Jazz, Cell Block
Tango and Roxie Hart, Chicago is a
hilarious, scathing look at how some achieve being a celebrity.
Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College
An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones
Two-time Grammy winner
Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto
the pop scene in 1978 and has
made a career of fearlessly
experimenting with her sound
and persona over 15 critically
acclaimed albums. Rickie is both
a character in the songs and the
songwriter singing, defying convention
with her sometimes brazen sexuality
and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and
what has come to be known as
'confessional' songwriter performances.
Friday Matinee Young Artist Recitals:
Though still in his teens, 16 year-old
Egg Harbor Twp pianist, Mr. Yu has
competed nationally and internationally,
winning numerous solo piano and concerto
competitions. Performing a program
ranging from the warmth and majestic
beauty of Beethoven's Sonata Op. 110
to the thunderous power of Rachmanioff's
prelude Op. 23 No. 2.
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
Atlantic Ocean in Seaside Heights
Polar Bear Plunge
1pm - 3pm
Get FREEZIN' for a REASON
The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside
presented by New Jersey Law
Enforcement is a unique
opportunity for individuals,
organizations and businesses
to jump into the frigid Atlantic
waters during the month of February.
Mud City Crab House
Jetty Life's Arctic Outreach
A Community Clambake of Arctic
Proportions featuring live music,
craft beer, spiked hot beverages,
cider, hot chocolate igloo, Little
Eskimo activities, auctions & more.
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.
The Downtown Shops @ 53 Main
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
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