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IMG_2866Aaahh…Labor Day Weekend at the Jersey Shore. So many claim it to be the last weekend of summer, and recognize it with an air of melancholy. But, that’s simply not the case. Personally, I acknowledge Halloween as the end of summer at the Jersey Shore…even if that’s not the “official” end. In fact, those few weeks that follow Labor Day are potentially the best times. It gets a bit less crowded, the weather is not too hot and not too cool (still great beach weather), the kids go back to school so routines return, and there’s a freshness in the air that is invigorating. So, don’t be sad about summer coming to an end. If you live at the Jersey Shore, you still have plenty of “summer” to look forward to.

If you are down the shore this weekend, here is a sampling of some events you don’t want to miss:

  •  Allaire Bacon, Bikes & Brews: Saturday (9/2) and Sunday (9/3) from 11am -5pm. Allaire Village in Wall Township hosts it’s 2nd annual Bacon, Bikes & Brews event! Features include Beer Tent with high top tables (Only 21 yrs old and older in the beer tent), Award winning food trucks featuring Bacon menu items, Children Activities, Tours of the Historic Buildings, Craft Vendors
  • Spring Lake Art WalkThe Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce hosts their Labor Day Celebration and Art Walk down Third Avenue on Saturday, 9/2.
  • Monmouth Park BBQ & Craft Beer FestivalCelebrate everything barbecue at Monmouth Park Racetrack on Saturday (9/2) through Monday (9/4). Enjoy ribs, pulled pork, and brisket served up by some of NJ’s best barbecue joints. Then cool off in their beer garden.
  • Manasquan Labor Day CelebrationA concert by “9 South” will begin at the Main Beach at 7:30pm on Saturday, 9/2. It will be followed by a gala fireworks display. Rain Date 9/3.

But, whatever you do, don’t think of this weekend as the end of Jersey Shore fun for the year. There’s plenty to do and much to look forward to in the weeks to come. The following weeks bring the Feast of San Gennaro in Belmar, Red Bank’s Street Fair, the Tough Sander on the beach at Pier Village, Long Branch’s “Rock ‘N’ Soul Jam”, Asbury Park Oysterfest, and so much more. So, come to the Jersey Shore ~ where the fun never ends!

 

View the fireworks from the front balcony!

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IMG_0233An interesting phenomenon that I have found is that many people who buy second homes at the Jersey Shore tend to use them all-year-round. They are not purchased just for summer retreat anymore.

The Jersey Shore’s close proximity to Metropolitan areas, like NYC and Philadelphia, give it a unique accessibility. Which means, no planning has to take place in order to decide to make the trip to the Shore. Just turn off the lights, lock the door, and hop on the ferry, the train, the Parkway, or 195 and you can be watching the waves roll upon the beach in under an hour and a half.

And, what’s really awesome is that you can do this any day of the week, any week of the month, any month of the year! Because the Jersey Shore has a distinct beauty that is not seasonal by nature. You will be swept up in its magnificence at any time of the year.

Aside from the natural beauty of the ocean, the rivers, the lakes and the parks of the Jersey Shore, there is also so much to do all year round. The fun does not stop on Labor Day. In fact, in some instances it may seem to accelerate. Hay rides and haunted houses, pumpkin picking in September and October. Who wouldn’t love to be at the beach for Thanksgiving? Christmas tree lightings on the boardwalks. Classic horse and wagon rides around Red Bank. While summer is understandably the most popular time of year at the Jersey Shore, the other seasons are equally as beautiful. Fall is my personal favorite. The weather is not too hot and not too cold and the summer “vacationers” have gone back to their primary homes leaving easier access to oceanfront parking, running on the boardwalk without dozens of others impeding your pace, dining at some of the finest restaurants without a wait.

Winter gives way to the serenity of snow falling upon the jetties and sipping hot chocolate with a fresh cold breeze coming off the ocean. If you don’t know what a polar plunge is, come to the shore in the winter and enjoy the excitement!

And, then there’s Spring. The weather is perfect and summer is so close you can taste it. Easter egg hunts are held on the beaches instead of front lawns. And, Jenkinson’s 2-for-1 tickets become available.

So, when you buy at the Jersey Shore, vacation never ends. You can go anytime you want for a memorable and breathtaking break from the stresses of everyday life.

 

Just 2 Blocks to the Beach Front

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It’s that awesome time of year again, when the Jersey Shore becomes the place to be for fun, sun, and sand between your toes. This Memorial Day Weekend promises events from town to town that are “shore” to please.

IMG_1122Asbury Park
• 5/28 8pm to end   Memorial Day Fireworks

Bradley Beach
• 5/27-5/29 10am-7pm   Festival on the boardwalk!

Highlands
• 5/28 10am-4pm    17th Annual Seaport Craft Show

Food truck warsLong Branch
• 5/27-5/29    Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park!

Manasquan
• 5/26 & 5/27 10m – 5pm    Spring Sidewalk Sale

Point Pleasant Beach
• 5/26    95.5 PLJ’s Kick Off to Summer at Jenkinson’s

Spring Lake 5Red Bank
• 5/27 8pm      Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul at Count Basie

Sring Lake
• 5/27 8:30am   Spring Lake 5
• 5/27 & 5/28    Spring Lake Race Day Sidewalk Sale

OPEN HOUSE!

102 Marine - Master Balcony - Print EditedDATE: Sunday, March 5, 2017

TIME: 1:00 – 4:00pm

LOCATION: 102 Marine Terrace, Long Branch

DIRECTIONS: Ocean Blvd to Cooper. Drive 3/4 around clock tower to right on Grant. Cross through stop sign and driveway in is on the left. OR Ocean Blvd to Ocean Terrace to second right (one way) on Marine Terrace. Loop around to driveway on the left.

NOT TO BE MISSED. This magnificent townhome has it all – location, size, views, decor – all for under $1 million! 3-Level, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, fee-simple end-unit with an open floor plan, 3 balconies and ocean views sits just a block from the beach and just down the promenade to Long Branch’s Pier Village. If you have been waiting for something really special, this is the one!

Magnificence on Marine!

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LB LockersDon’t miss your chance to rent a Beach Locker, Bath House or Cabana for the summer Season of 2017!

Rentals start Saturday, March 11th; Doors open at 9:00am.

Availability is limited and rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis!

Storage Lockers are $375/season
Bath Houses are $1000/ season
Cabanas are $2750/season

Location: Long Branch Recreation Department, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave.

For more info, call 732-571-6545Lifeguard stand and flagYou can also get your 2017 Long Branch Beach Badges at the same time. Beach badges are available for purchase at the Long Branch Recreational Dept through May 26, 2017. $45 for Adults and $30 for students (Cash Only). These badges are for Long Branch Municipal beaches only, which does not include Seven President’s Park.

 

Magnificence on Marine!

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The kids are out of school, you’ve earned that long weekend off from work, and it’s time to head down the shore to celebrate July 4th Weekend! Below are some of the great events going on at the Jersey Shore this weekend:

ClydesdalesAsbury Park

• Monday, 7/4 9pm   Independence Day fireworks on the beach!

• Thursday, 7/7 3pm   Budweiser Clydesdale Parade!

Belmar

• Friday, 7/8  3-5pm Budweiser Clydesdales trot the boardwalk!

Bradley Beach

• Sunday, 7/3  9:00pm Fireworks Display at the Beachfront; rain date Saturday, July 9th

Oceanfest LogoLong Branch

• Monday, 7/4 10am-10pm  26th Annual Oceanfest!

It’s the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore – in fact, it’s the biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey, and it happens every July 4th right her in Long Branch!

ManasquanManasquan fireworks

• Friday, 7/1 6:30pm  Gala Fourth of July Celebration

Presented by the Manasquan Tourism Commission. Sponsored by Leggett’s and The River House. Bicycle decorating contest 5:15 pm – Little League Field. Parade beginning at 6:30 pm – Manasquan Coast Guard Station. Concert commencing 7:30 pm. Music provided by “Billy Lawlor” Main Beach. Fantastic Fireworks display to follow. (Rain date 7/2/16)

123 Squan Beach Exterior-4Mantoloking

• Saturday, 7/3 3-6pm  Special Independence Day weekend Open House at 123 Squan Beach Dr, Mantoloking/Curtis Point

Independence Weekend Special! Come off the beach or drive your boat right up to the back dock. 123 Squan Beach Dr, Brick/Mantoloking – Open House SATURDAY 3-6pm.

Exterior-11 Lagoon-front, 5-br, 75′ dock, in-ground pool, hot tub, built-in barbecue, outdoor shower, complex tennis    courts, and private access to Mantoloking beach. Move right in and make decorative changes as you        desire. Click Full Article below to see why Curtis Point’s lowest offering is worth the personal look!    Offered at $1,150,000!

Can’t make it on Saturday? Contact me for a private tour at your convenience! Welcome to 123 Squan Beach Drive!

SL Art WalkSpring Lake

• Saturday 7/2 10am-4pm  Summer Art Walk

Celebrate Independence Day & stroll along the 3rd Avenue Business District while enjoying and admiring local artists’ work.(Rain date July 3)

 

IMG_0930  Wall Township

• Thursday 6/30 – Sunday, 7/3  5-10pm (Thurs & Sun); 5-11pm (Fri & Sat) Wall Fair

Rides, games, food, beer garden, music, Sunday night fireworks…and, a whole lot of fun!

 

It’s that awesome time of year again, when the Jersey Shore becomes the place to be for fun, sun, and sand between your toes. This Memorial Day Weekend promises events from town to town that are “shore” to please.

IMG_1122Asbury Park
• 5/29 9pm   Memorial Day Fireworks

Bradley Beach
• 5/28-5/30 10am-7pm   Festival on the boardwalk!

Highlands
• 5/29 10am-4pm Seaport Craft Show

Food truck warsLong Branch
• 5/28-5/30 Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park!

Manasquan
• 5/26 6pm Summer 2016 Kickoff Party at Leggetts’ Sand Bar

Point Pleasant Beach
• 5/27 6-10am 95.5 PLJ’s Kick Off to Summer at Jenkinson’s

Red Bank
Spring Lake 5• 5/26 8pm BobFest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan’s Birthday at Count Basie
• 5/29 7:30pm The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour at Count Basie

Spring Lake
• 5/28 8:30am   Spring Lake 5
• 5/28 & 5/29    Spring Lake Sidewalk Sale

 

 

IMG_0978The Sandy-destroyed boardwalk in Long Branch, originally slated to be completed just before Memorial Day Weekend, held its ribbon cutting ceremony today, 4/1/16, a month and a half ahead of schedule. This early completion makes the City’s newest project ready for the NJ Marathon to be held on May 1st.

“We are in the 90 percentile as far as completion goes,” Long Branch Business Administrator, Howard Woolley, said. “We still have to get (Ocean Avenue) paved, finish up the concession stands and do some other detail work on that, but that has come along fabulously.”

After finalizing a $14.4 million contract with George Harms Construction, work on the boardwalk originated less than a year ago. The new boardwalk is much wider than the original and will include bathrooms and concession stands, as well as landscaping, LED lighting, and railing similar to what is currently located in Pier Village. The total cost of the project will be around $25 million – the largest the City has done to date on any one project.

There will be 10 access points from Brighton Avenue to Morris Avenue. There will be four handicap-accessible beaches at Cottage Place, West End Avenue, North Bath Avenue and Pavilion Avenue.

AmericanPharoah_Belmont_300xJoin in the 3-day extravaganza as Monmouth Park celebrates Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, who will compete in the William Hill Haskell Invitational this Sunday. The Pharoah Phan Phestival will run from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd.

“Phestivities for the big weekend include:

Friday, July 31 

- American Pharoah Commemorative Button Giveaway, courtesy of the Daily Racing Form.

- Commemorative American Pharoah Magazine Giveaway, courtesy of the Daily Racing Form.

- “Phriday” Happy Hour at the Lady’s Secret Café 2pm-5pm

- Joes vs. Jocks Mini Golf “Phestival” after the races until approximately 9pm at Blue Grass Mini Golf.  Reservations are needed to golf with Monmouth Park’s jockeys and can be made by calling 732-571-6595.  All proceeds of this event go to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.  Walk-up golfers are welcome to play on course #2, but reservations are needed to play with jockeys on course #1.

Saturday, August 1

Ladies’ Day sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer Shops at Riverside.  All ladies receive FREE admission with a Derby hat or fascinator.

- Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show at 1pm at the Lady’s Secret Café.  Ladies hat contest.  Drink specials.

- Bob Baffert Jersey Giveaway commemorating the trainer’s record seven Haskell victories.

Sunday, August 2

- The Grade 1, $1,000,000 William Hill Haskell Invitational featuring Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah.  Special gates open time of 9am.  Special first post 11:30am.  General admission available race day.  $6 Grandstand, $9 Clubhouse.  Fans planning to attend are encouraged to car pool or use NJ Transit.

- Commemorative Haskell Hat with paid admission while supply lasts.

- Best Dressed Couple contest.

- Best Dressed American Pharoah contest.

- Live music from Nashville recording artist Lo Cash (formerly Lo Cash Cowboys).

pier village fireworksDo you love fireworks? Here are some of the places where you can watch them in Monmouth County this 4th of July weekend:

ASBURY PARK: Fireworks, July 4, 9 p.m. Asbury Park Beach, Boardwalk at Asbury Avenue. asburyparkchamber.com, 732-775-2100.

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS: Fireman’s Festival with rides, vendors, amusements, fireworks Friday beginning at dusk, June 30-July 4, 6-10 p.m. Municipal Harbor, First Avenue. atlantichighlands.org, 732-291-1444.

BRADLEY BEACH: Fireworks, July 3, 9 p.m. Brinley Avenue Beach, Ocean Avenue.bradleybeachonline.com, 732-776-2999.

FREEHOLD: activities, concert by Eddie Testa and fireworks, July 2, 5:30 p.m. Freehold Raceway, Park Avenue. freeholdboroughnj.gov, 732-462-3800.

LONG BRANCH: Annual Oceanfest on the promenade, vendors, music, exhibits and food,  concluding with fireworks, July 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Long Branch Oceanfront Promenade, Ocean Boulevard. longbranchchamber.org, 732-923-2044.

MANASQUAN: Decorated bicycle contest at the Little League field followed by a parade beginning at the Coast Guard Station and traveling to Whiting beach and Main Beach, with concert by Billy Lawlor and concluding with fireworks at dusk, July 3, 5:30 p.m. Manasquan Beachfront, First Avenue. manasquan-nj.com, 732-223-0544.

OCEAN: Music and food with fireworks at dusk, July 3, 6-10 p.m. Joe Palaia Park, Deal and Whalepond Roads. 732-531-5000.

WALL:  Firecracker 5 Race, July 4, 8:35 a.m. $25-$30. Wall Muncipal Complex, 2700 Allaire Road. wallnj.com, 732-449-8444.

WEST LONG BRANCH: Fireworks with music by Jersey Jukebox, July 4, 9 p.m. Franklin Lake Park, Locust Avenue. westlongbranch.org, 732-229-1756.

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