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Rediscovering the Hidden Meanings in Peto’s Art and Photography
Date: 4/13/2019 - 1pm - 4pm, 4/14/2019 - 1pm - 4pm, 4/20/2019 - 1pm - 4pm
Venue: John F. Peto Studio Museum
Exhibit brings together original pictures from public and private collections, along with an array of history artifacts, objects, documents and photographs from the Museum's archives, to examine the relationship between John F. Peto and the images that he chose to present in his paintings. Visit our website for the latest information about exhibitions, workshops, lectures and free concerts: http://petomuseum.org/events.
Cost: Admission Fee for Docent-Led Tour; Members FREE
John F. Peto Studio Museum
102 Cedar Avenue
Island Heights Borough
Contact Mary Judge
Phone 732-929-4949
Email info@petomuseum.org
Website http://www.petomuseum.org

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Nature Walks
Date: 4/13/2019 - 2pm, 4/14/2019 - 2pm, 4/20/2019 - 2pm
Venue: Cattus Island County Park
Be a part of a 38 year tradition. Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale and Pete McClain. Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. No registration required.
Cost FREE
Cattus Island County Park
1170 Cattus Island Blvd.
Toms River Township
Contact Janet Kline
Phone 732-270-6960
Email Jkline@co.ocean.nj.us
Website http://www.oceancountyparks.org

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Toms River Artist Community (TRAC) to host High School South student art show!
Date: 4/18/2019 - Reception: 6pm - 8pm, 4/19/2019 - 10am - 6pm, 4/20/2019 - 10am - 6pm
TRAC Gallery, Downtown Shops
TR HS South students, 9-12, will have their works showcased in the TRAC Gallery. Opening reception in combination with the April TRAC members show will be 4/18/19, 6-8PM Show will feature 50 works of student art made throughout the year. Judging & prizes will be awarded and refreshments served. Community welcome!Student show runs until 4/30/19
Cost Free event
Toms River Artist Community [TRAC]
53 North Main St.
Toms River Township
Phone 732-604-5761
Email carolstauffer828@gmail.com
Website https://www.facebook.com/groups/39492165134/

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Laurita Idol Singing Competition
Date: 4/25/2019 - Call or check website, 5/2/2019 - 5/9/2019
Laurita winery
Come see some amazingly talented competition in our Laurita Idol Singing Competition. Auditions April 4 and finale May 9. Register online!
Cost Free general admission
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt (Plumsted Township)
Contact Kate Devine
Phone 609-758-8000
Email kdevine@lauritawinery.com
Website http://www.LauritaWinery.com

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Ocean County Historical Society's Second Annual Spring Flea Market
Date: 5/4/2019 - 8am - 3pm
Venue: Ocean County Parking Garage
Ocean County Historical Society is hosting its Second Annual Spring Flea Market. The parking garage is across the street from OCHS. Besides vendors, our Victorian style home & museum will be open for tours. There will also be baked goods, used books for only $1 each, & local history books for purchase. 50-50 tickets will be on sale.
Cost Vendor 23'X16' spaces are $10.00 for members & $20.00 for non-members per space.
Ocean County Historical Society
Hadley & Madison Ave.
Toms River Township
Contact Sally Guerrierie
Phone 732-341-1880
Email sdg1247@gmail.com
Website http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

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May Day Spring Festival and Pet Expo Date: 5/4/2019 - 11am - 4pm
Venue: Island Beach State Park - Swimming Area 1
The May Day Spring Festival at Expo will feature K 9 demos, a native plant sale, craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo.
Cost: Free with Park Admission
Friends of Island Beach State Park
Seaside Park Borough
Contact Stevie Thorsen
Phone 908-910-5019
Email stevie.thorsen@friendsofislandbeach.org
Website https://www.friendsofibsp.org

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Lighthouse Center BayFest!
Date: 5/4/2019 - 10am - 5pm
Venue: Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education

This is a great event that will have vendors, music, food as well as some nature hikes and environmental education offerings. Learn about blue claw crabs, the history of the Leni Lenape in New Jersey. Watch a basket weaver in action.
Cost FREE!
Natural Resource Education Foundation of NJ
7th & Navajo
Waretown (Ocean Township)
Contact Pola Galie
Phone 609-698-8003
Email pgalie@nrefnj.org
Website http://www.lighthousecenternj.org

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Beyond the Sea: The Life and Times of Bobby Darin
Date: 5/11/2019 - 2pm
Venue: Ocean County Library
This interactive program will entertain and enlighten about everything Bobby Darin—not just the music, but also the hurdles, trials and tribulations of this self-made man. Jimmy Scalia, the official Bobby Darin archivist, brings Darin’s story to life through memorabilia, music and video clips.
Cost Free
Ocean County Library
101 Washington Street
Toms River Township
Contact Colleen Goode
Phone 732-349-6200 x5106
Email cgoode@theoceancountylibrary.org
Website http://theoceancountylibrary.org/

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Alice in Wonderland
Date: 5/4/2019 - 11am
The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic take, join us for a rollicking journey through the mixed-up world just the other side of the Looking Glass. Hilarious hi-jinks and glorious fun — complete with the Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and (of course) Alice. This madcap adventure delivers toe-tapping tunes and delightful twists while underscoring the value of reading, the necessity for a fair-minded rule of law and the importance of due process.
Cost Adult $12 Child $10
Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College
Ocean County College, College Drive
Toms River Township
Contact Grunin Center Box Office
Phone 732-255-0500
Email grunincenter@ocean.edu
Website http://www.grunincenter.org

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Mutts Gone Nuts
Date: 5/11/2019 - 2pm & 5pm
Venue: RWJBarnabas Health Arena
When 5/11/2019 - 2pm & 5pm
TWO SHOWS 2 PM AND 5 PM Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your shoes!
Cost $15.00 - $39.00 Plus a $3.00 fee per ticket
RWJBarnabas Health Arena
1245 Old Freehold Rd.
Toms River Township
Contact Tammi Millar
Phone 732-818-8536
Email tmillar@trschools.com
Website http://www.rwjbarnabashealtharena.com

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Mother's Day at Casino Pier
Date: 5/12/2019 - All day
Venue: Casino Pier
When 5/12/2019 - All day
Spoil mom today on her special day and bring her to Casino Pier! Moms will receive a Free* Ride Wristband with a paying child (under 16 years old). Wristbands exclude Go-Karts, Skyscraper, Sky Ride & SkyCoaster. Child must be present.
Cost 0
Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights Borough
Contact Maria Mastoris
Phone 732-793-6488
Email maria@casinopiernj.com
Website https://casinopiernj.com/promotions-events/

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Downtown Toms River Chili & Salsa Cook-off
Date: 5/18/2019 - 11am - 5pm
Washington Street(Between Hooper Ave. & Main St.)
Join us for the 30th Annual Chili & Salsa Cook-Off. Come taste the best chili from your local restaurants and chefs and vote for your favorite! If Chili isn’t your thing no need to worry, there will be plenty more going on that day. There will be food trucks offering up everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to gyros, tacos and more! Toms River Fire Co. #1 will have a beer & wine garden. Live entertainment, merchandise vendors, and kids rides. Free Parking downtown during event.
Cost Free Admission & Free parking
Downtown Toms River
Washington St.(Between Hooper Ave. & Main St.)
Toms River Township
Contact Kim Dippolito
Phone 732-341-8738
Email kdippolito@downtowntomsriver.com
Website http://www.downtowntomsriver.com

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Spring Seafood Festival
Date: 5/18/2019 - 2pm - 9pm
Taylor Ave. park
Seafood Festival
Cost $5.00
Borough of Beach Haven
Taylor Ave.
Beach Haven Township
Contact Mary Clare Bunce
Phone 609-492-0111
Email mbunce@beachhaven-nj.gov
Website http://www.beachhaven-nj.gov

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SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction
Date: 5/18/2019 - 1pm- 4pm
Venue: Jenkinson's Aquarium
We are celebrating Endangered Species Day. Explore how we can all help ensure that wildlife and wild places are here for future generations.
Cost Free with Admission
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant Beach Borough
Contact Carol McCallum
Phone 732-899-1659
Email conservation@jenkinsons.com

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The Bronx Wanderers
Date: 5/19/2019 - 5pm & 8pm
Venue: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Buckle your seat belts because The Bronx Wanderers deliver a “Back to the Future” type of rocket fuel in this high-octane 50s, 60s and 70s Rock N’ Roll experience!
Cost Tickets $49 – $40
Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College
Ocean County College, College Drive
Toms River Township
Contact Grunin Center Box Office
Phone 732-255-0500
Email grunincenter@ocean.edu
Website http://www.grunincenter.org

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Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Date: 5/27/2019 - 10am
Venue: World War II Memorial Park
Remembering all our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation. Manchester is inviting children to adorn their bicycles with patriotic decorations and take part in the parade. Please Like our Facebook page at: ManchesterNJRecreation.
Cost Free
Manchester Township Recreation
Lake Road
Whiting (Manchester Township)
Contact Tracey Lynch
Phone 732-657-8121 ext 5102
Email tlynch@manchestertwp.com
Website http://www.manchestertwp.com/

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The 11th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival
Date: 6/6/2019 - Check website, 6/7/2019 - Check website, 6/8/2019 - Check website
Venue: Long Beach IslandFoundation of the Arts and Sciences

The 11th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival will be happening June 6-9 2019. With over 100 international cutting edge films including shorts, sports, dramas, comedies, and even virtual reality. Named one of the Top 25 coolest International Film Festivals by Movie Maker Magazine in 2018. LIFF will prove once again to be one of the greatest ways to see film and have a fun time while you are at it.Save the dates!
Cost $125 ALL ACCESS- $12.00 PER MOVIE- MOVIES FREE TO ACTIVE MILITARY
Lighthouse International Film Festival
Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Town Loveladies (Long Beach Township)
Contact Christine Rooney & Jill Voshell
Phone 571-212-3292
Email filmfestivalpr@gmail.com
Website http://www.lighthousefilmfestival.org

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Beach Haven Annual Art Walk
Date: 6/8/2019 - 8am - 4pm
Venue: Along Bay Avenue
Art Walk along Bay Avenue in Beach Haven
Cost Free
Borough of Beach Haven
300 Engleside Avenue
Beach Haven Township
Contact Mary Clare Bunce
Phone 609-492-0111
Email mbunce@beachhaven-nj.gov
Website http://www.beachhaven-nj.gov

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World Ocean's Day
Date: 6/8/2019 - 1pm - 4pm
Venue: Jenkinson's Aquarium
Join us for this worldwide celebration of the ocean & explore ways you can help keep it clean and healthy.
Cost: Included with admission.
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant Beach Borough
Contact Carol McCallum
Phone 732-899-1659
Email conservation@jenkinsons.com

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Doggy Yappy Hour
Date: 6/14/2019 - 6pm- 8pm
Venue: Ocean County Park
Come on out with your "Best Friend", four legged or otherwise to the beautiful Ocean County Park for a great night out. Vendors, demos, vets, rescues. FREE !
Cost: Free
Ocean County Parks & Recreation
659 Ocean Avenue
Lakewood Township
Contact Lisa O'Neill
Phone 732-506-9090 x 5951
Email loneill@co.ocean.nj.us
Website http://www.oceancountyparks.org

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A Little Bit Of Broadway Is Coming To Ocean County!!
Date: 6/15/2019 - 8pm
Venue: The Long Beach Island Museum
The Island Singers of Ocean County wll be bringing a little bit of Broadway to Ocean County on Saturday June 15th. Get ready to mark your calendar for this great event! You will be snapping your fingers and tapping your toes to some of Broadways most popular and beloved tunes.
Cost: Free Admission. Donations Accepted.
The Island Singers
129 Ingleside Ave
Beach Haven Township
Contact: Leah Taylor-Vitale
Phone 609-879-9340
Email livetruly24@hotmail.com

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Father's Day at Casino Pier
Date: 6/16/2019 - All day
Venue: Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach
Spoil dad today and bring him to Casino Pier or Breakwater Beach! Dads receive a Free Pier Ride Wristband with a paying child (under 16 years old). Dads can also enter the waterpark Free with an under 48" paid child admission. Child must be present. Not valid with other specials or coupons. Ride Wristband excludes Go-Karts, Skyscraper, Sky Ride & SkyCoaster
Cost: 0
Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights Borough
Contact Maria Mastoris
Phone 732-793-6488
Email maria@casinopiernj.com
Website: https://casinopiernj.com/promotions-events/

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27th Annual Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival
Date: 6/22/2019 - 11am - 5pm, 6/23/2019 - 11am - 5pm
Venue: Tuckerton Seaport
On June 22nd & 23rd from 11am to 5pm, the Tuckerton Seaport will host its 27th Annual Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival. Enjoy delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors. Drink from the brew court featuring local crafted beers. Event admission includes access to the Seaport’s 40 acres of family fun, featuring maritime activities, historic and recreated buildings, live animals, boardwalk, miniature golf course and exhibits.
Cost $10 adults, $5 kids, Seaport Members Free
The Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main St.
Tuckerton Borough
Contact: Katie Sain
Phone: 609-296-8868
Email: katies@tuckertonseaport.org
Website: http://www.tucktersonseaport.org

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The Boomer Boys!
Date: 6/22/2019 - 5pm
Venue: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Meet The Boomer Boys! In this hilarious musical revue, a fun-loving “fat pack” of middle age men realize that the best way to deal with getting older is to laugh about it with your friends. That’s exactly what these guys do as they navigate everything from the depths of expanding waistlines to the heights of Viagra.
Cost: $27 – $22
Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College
Ocean County College, College Drive
Toms River Township
Contact: Grunin Center Box Office
Phone 732-255-0500
Email: grunincenter@ocean.edu
Website: http://www.grunincenter.org

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