The Jersey Shore by Karl Hess: August 2013

Labor Day Weekend Events in Ocean County 2013

Things to do in Ocean County Aug 30 Aug 31, Sept 1 and Sept 2 2013. Fun things to do in Toms River, Berkeley, Lacey Twp, Barnegat, Manahawkin, Brick, Point Pleasant and throughout The Jersey Shore in Ocean County this weekend.

August 30

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Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: The Buddy Holly Story, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 8 pm. Follow Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible. $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org - BARNEGAT

POP Day, Fantasy Island Amusement Park, 320 West Seventh. 4 - 7 pm. Pay One Price Day. Runs Fridays June 21 thru August 30 from 4 - 7 pm. Information: 609-492-4000 or www.fantasyislandpark.com - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 10:30 am. Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Les Miserables, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 2:00 pm. Discover convict Jean Valjean who is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Summertime Magic, Fantasy Island Amusement Park, 320 West Seventh. 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm. This exciting, unique, and sometimes educational production is filled with amazing feats of magic that will leave you on the edge of your seat, and cheering for more! Information: 609-492-4000 or www.fantasyislandpark.com - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Comedy & Concerts Series: Bronx Wanderers, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 8:30 pm. They capture the essence of the music of the '50s and '60s. Get ready for a full on, energetic concert from the era you love to remember! $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Minor League BASEBALL: Greensboro Grasshoppers (Florida Marlins) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 7:05 pm. Fireworks. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com - LAKEWOOD

Wristband Night, Jenkinson's Amusement Park, Boardwalk & Parkway. 5 pm - 11 pm. Ride all night long with the $ unlimited ride wristband. Run Friday May 17th thru September 13th Weather Permitting. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com - POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Movies on the Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Boardwalk & Parkway. At dark. Runs Fridays June 21 thru August 30. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com - POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Summer Schedule, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, off Hooper Ave. One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, 11:30 am; Wonders of the Summer Sky, 1:00 pm; Cosmic Journey, 2:30 pm; Laser Retro, 4:00 pm; Wonders of the Summer Sky, 7:00 pm and Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, 8:15 pm. Information: 732-255-0343 or www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium - TOMS RIVER

Carousel of Music 2013: Powerhouse Big Band, Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street. 7 pm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. - TOMS RIVER

Friday Night Concert: Souly 70's, Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum, 120 W. Main St., Rt. 9. 6:30 pm. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Information: 609-296-8868 or www.tuckertonseaport.org - TUCKERTON

August 31

Barnegat Concert: Hi Fives, Public Dock, East Bay Ave. 7 - 9 pm. Please bring your chairs. All concerts are free of charge. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd. North, doors will open at 6:30 pm. - BARNEGAT

Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents: The Buddy Holly Story, Bengal Auditorium, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd. 8 pm. Follow Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. All Seating is reserved. Free Parking & Handicapped Accessible. $ Information: 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org - BARNEGAT

Sleeping Beauty, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 10:30 am. A delightful group of characters are assembled, that young audiences will find as enchanting as the magic in the story itself. There's Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy and the Royal Magician who is so inept he transforms himself into a frog. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Les Miserables, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 2 & 8 pm. Discover convict Jean Valjean who is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Concert: Rock the Flags Christian Music Festival, Six Flags Great Adventure, Rte. 537. Concert requires additional ticket. Information: 732-928-1821 or www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure - JACKSON

Minor League BASEBALL: Greensboro Grasshoppers (Florida Marlins) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 7:05 pm. Football Night/Lunch Bag Giveaway. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com - LAKEWOOD

Back to School Night, New Egypt Speedway, 720 Route 539. 6 pm. 358 Modifieds, FASTRAK Crates, FASTRAK Late Models, 305 Sprints. Giveaway: 50 backpacks with supplies courtesy of The Snack Shack. Schedule subject to change. Information: 609-758-1900 or www.newegyptspeedway.net - NEW EGYPT

Seaside Park Selected Arts & Crafts Show, Boro Lawn on 6th & Central Ave. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Selected crafters display and sell paintings, photographs, pottery, hand-crafted jewelry, stained glass, quilting, and more. Information: 732-793-3700 - SEASIDE PARK

27th Old Time Antiques & Collectibles Faire, Ocean County Parking Garage, Hadley & Madison Ave. 9 am - 4 pm. Classic and antique car show by Vintage Automobile Museum. Sponsored by the Ocean County Historical Society. Rain or shine. Information: 732-341-1880 or www.oceancountyhistory.org - TOMS RIVER

Summer Schedule, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, off Hooper Ave. Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, 11:30 am; Wonders of the Summer Sky, 1:00 pm; Bad Astronomy: Myths & Misconceptions, 2:30 pm; Laser Fun, 4:00 pm; Dawn of the Space Age, 7:00 pm and Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall, 8:15 pm. Information: 732-255-0343 or www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium - TOMS RIVER

September 1

Barnegat Concert: Sounds of the Street, Public Dock, East Bay Ave. 7 - 9 pm. Please bring your chairs. All concerts are free of charge. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd. North, doors will open at 6:30 pm. - BARNEGAT

Craft Show, Viking Village, 19th & Bayview.10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors can browse the wide variety of quality goods offered, take a stroll by the docks and check out the fresh catch of the day, or enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Information: 609-361-7008 or www.vikingvillage.net - BARNEGAT LIGHT

Sunset Cruise, Miss Barnegat Light, Barnegat Light Yacht Basin, 18th St. 7 pm. Enjoy sunset, wildlife and waters off Barnegat Light harbor and inlet. Runs Sundays - Thursdays July thru September 1. $ Information: 609-494-2094 or www.missbarnegatlight.com - BANEGAT LIGHT

LBI Historical Association Fall Craft Fair, Bake Sale,& Market, Veterans Park across from Long Beach Island Historical Museum, Engleside & Beach Aves. 9 am - 4 pm. Rain or shine. Information: 609-492-0700 or www.lbimuseum.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Cathleen Engelsen's Tucker's Island & Surrounding Area Photo & Art Show, Long Beach Island Historical Museum, Engleside & Beach Aves. 9 am - 4 pm. Photo & art show and sale. Information: 609-492-0700 or www.lbimuseum.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

Open: Show Place Ice Cream Parlour, Centre St. & Beach Ave. 11:30 am - Closing. Enjoy a show and dessert as you become part of the entertainment, talented wait staff perform Cabaret, Show Tunes and Improvisation. Open daily June 19 - September 2. Information: 609-492-0018 or www.theshowplace.org - BEACH HAVEN

Tommy Emmanuel, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 2 pm & 8 pm. Australian born guitar-wizard concert with his finger picking style and percussive effects, encompasses country, blues, gospel and classical music genres. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 2:00 pm. The show tells the story of an average day in the life of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND
 
Children's Theatre: Willy Wonka, Jr., Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach. 6:00 pm. This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. With this show's flexible cast size, featuring roles for all ages, this production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination! $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND
 
Open, Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari Off Road Adventure, Rte. 537. 10:30 - 6. Information: 732-928-1821 or www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure - JACKSON
 
Jackson Day 2013, Johnson Park, Kierych Dr. 11 am - 9 pm. A day promoting Jackson Township and Recycling and Clean Communities Program. Hundreds of vendors, rides, food, entertainment, and giveaways. Information: 732-928-1200 or www.jacksontwpnj.net - JACKSON
 
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Open, Rte. 537. Check website for times. Features high-speed rides, a 45-acre tropical getaway, and one of the longest, laziest rivers in creation. Open daily June 21 - September 2. Information: 732-928-2000 or www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj - JACKSON
 
Minor League BASEBALL: Greensboro Grasshoppers (Florida Marlins) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 7:05 pm. Kids Eat Free. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com - LAKEWOOD
 
Backstage Pass Series: Iain Matthews with Special Guest Rod Picott, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. Showtime 7:30 pm. An intimate performance that allows the audience to sit on stage with the performers. VIP includes pre-show cocktail reception and more 6 pm. Iain Matthews performs up tempo, cosmic American-oriented folk rock. Rod Picott presents narrative and melodic songwriting with humorous onstage storytelling. Information: 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org - LAKEWOOD
 
Summer Evening Concert Series: A Little Bit of Heaven, Gazebo, Bay Blvd. & Philadelphia Ave. Runs Sundays July thru September 1. Information: 732-793-7477 or www.lavallette.org - LAVALLETTE
 
Paddlewheel Cruises, River Belle, Broadway. Check website or call for information. Cruise along the waters of the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay while enjoying Lunch, Brunch or Dinner. Learn about the historical sites and points of interest that dot the shores. Runs July 2 thru September 1. Information: 732-892-3377 or www.riverboattour.com - POINT PLEASANT BEACH
 
Big Joe Talent Show, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Boardwalk & Parkway. 7 pm. Family entertainment. Runs Sundays June 23 thru September 2. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com - POINT PLEASANT BEACH
 
Movies on the Beach, Hiering Ave. Dusk. Free Family friendly G rated movies on the beach. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Sundays from July 7 thru September 1. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com - SEASIDE HEIGHTS
 
Seaside Park Antique Show, Seaside Park Marina Lawn, J Street and Central Ave. 9 am - 4 pm. Antiques and collectible merchandise. Information: 732-793-3700 - SEASIDE PARK
 
Pickin' on the Porch, Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Rt. 9. Noon - 5 pm. Pick, sing, listen, swap Bluegrass, country, old time songs. Tell stories, share a pot of beans and homemade bread. Hosted by Linda and Bill Salmons. First Sunday of the Month. Information: 609-296-8868 or www.tuckertonseaport.org - TUCKERTON
 
September 2
 
Open: Show Place Ice Cream Parlour, Centre St. & Beach Ave. 11:30 am - Closing. Enjoy a show and dessert as you become part of the entertainment, talented wait staff perform Cabaret, Show Tunes and Improvisation. Open daily June 19 - September 2. Information: 609-492-0018 or www.theshowplace.org - BEACH HAVEN
 
Tommy Emmanuel Master Class, Show Place Ice Cream Parlour, Centre St. & Beach Ave. 1 pm & 4 pm. Spend 3 hours with Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel and learn core techniques and anecdotes of life. Bring a guitar, all levels of playing, beginners learn the ropes, experts will refine their skills. $ Information: 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND
 
Labor Day Special, POP Day, Fantasy Island Amusement Park, 320 West Seventh. 2 - 7 pm. Pay One Price Day. DJ Darrin appears at 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 pm. Information: 609-492-4000 or www.fantasyislandpark.com - BEACH HAVEN/LONG BEACH ISLAND
 
Minor League BASEBALL: Greensboro Grasshoppers (Florida Marlins) vs. Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), FirstEnergy Park, Cedar Bridge & New Hampshire Aves. 1:05 pm. Kids Eat Free/Fan Appreciation Day/Post-game Photo on the Field. Single-A baseball. Information: 732-901-7000 or www.blueclaws.com - LAKEWOOD
 
Labor Day Broadway Cabarets, Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, 2305 Grand Central Ave. (Route 35 north). Shows run from 7 pm continuously throughout the night. If you're in by 10pm, you're guaranteed to see a show! Reservations are accepted for 7 pm. An old-fashioned ice cream shoppe with a vaudeville style nightly broadway cabaret. It's a family entertainment experience that appeals to all ages. When you order an ice cream sundae, the show is FREE. Information: 732-854-2779 or www.themusicman.com - LAVALLETTE
 
Jenkinson's Music Festival Finale & Fireworks, Inlet Stage, Ocean Ave. Boardwalk & Parkway. 7:30 pm. Join us on Labor Day at 7:30pm for our Jenkinson's Music Festival Finale, followed by our final Fireworks at Dark. Information: 732-892-0600 or www.jenkinsons.com - POINT PLEASANT BEACH
 
Music Mondays, Hiering Ave. 7 pm. Rock & roll, oldies, jazz, and pop concert. Bring chair or blanket. Runs Mondays July 1 - September 2. Information: 732-830-3700 or www.exit82.com - SEASIDE HEIGHTS
 
Farmers Market, Seaside Park Marina Lawn, J Street & Central Ave. 11 am - 5 pm. Fresh vegetables and fruit. Runs Mondays & Fridays from June 3 thru September 2. Information: 732-793-3700 or www.seasideparknj.org - SEASIDE PARK

 

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