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23 listings for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Note : We strive to be as accurate as possible in our event listings; please call ahead to avoid any possible disappointments. Preregistration is required for all Ocean County Parks & Recreation Department Programs.

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April Arts at the Tuckerton Seaport
Date(s) :
Apr. 1 - 23
10am to 5pm
$, children five free, spectacular month long celebration of creative expression which includes artists, drama, poetry and music along with classes and demonstrations of South Jersey folk arts for both children and adults.
Location : Tuckerton Seaport
Address : 120 West Main Street

Town : Tuckerton Borough

Contact : 609-296-8868 for more information

Website :  Tuckerton Seaport



Live Comedy Shows
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Wed. - Sat.
Call or check website for show times and ticket prices
Ocean County Comedy Club.
Location : Uncle Vinnies Comedy Club
Address : 520 Arnold Ave.

Town : Point Pleasant Beach Borough

Phone : 732-899-3900

Contact : 732-899-3900 for more information

Website :  Uncle Vinnies Comedy Club



Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Date(s) :
Apr. 15, 17: 2:30pm
May 3, 10, 24, 31, June 7, 21, 28: 5:30pm
June 14: 11:30am
$10 adults, $8 seniors (60+) and OCC Rewards Card, and $7 children under 12
(Recommended for ages 10 and under.)
Animated adventure in which two children use their imaginations and an old refrigerator box to take a rocket trip through the solar system, learn about the Sun and its family of planets, the moon, and the constellations visible in the current night sky.
Location : Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address : Ocean County College

Address : College Drive

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-255-0400

Contact : 732-255-0343 for more information

Website :  Robert J. Novins Planetarium



Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Open
Date(s) :
Open daily
Sun up to Sun Down
Fees are in effect beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
New Jersey State Park, trails through one of the state's last maritime forests, birding site for water fowl, fishing, scheduled nature walks and talks, site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, regarded as one of the most crucial change of course points for coastal vessels, included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.
Location : Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Address : Interpretive Center

Address : Broadway

Town : Barnegat Light Township

Phone : 609-494-2016

Contact : 609-494-2016 for more information

Website :  Barnegat Lighthouse State Park



One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Date(s) :
Apr. 5, 12, 15, 17, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 21, 25 - 28: 11:30am

$10 adults, $8 seniors (60+) and OCC Rewards Members with card, $7 children (12 and under), and Family Pack $35 (a $41 value) includes two adults and three children.

Sesame Street favorites Big Bird and Elmo welcome their friend Hu Hu Zhu who’s visiting from China, they watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street, discovering that people around the World see similar stars, children may interact by drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the Sun to set, recommended for ages 10 and under.
Location : Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address : Ocean County College

Address : College Drive

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-255-0400

Contact : 732-255-0342 for more information

Website :  Robert J. Novins Planetarium



Wonders of the Seasonal Sky
Date(s) :
Apr. 4, 5, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 30, 31, June 6, 7, 13, 20, 27, 28: 7pm
Apr. 5, 12, 15, 17, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 25, 26, 28: 1pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors (60+) and OCC Rewards Members with card, $7 children (12 and under), and Family Pack $35 (a $41 value) includes two adults and three children.

Tour of the current night sky, beginning with the daytime sky, discuss the Sun, our local star, explore the season’s constellations, bright stars, visible planets, deep sky objects, and celestial highlights, constellation mythology and recent space missions are also included, recommended for ages over 8.
Location : Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address : Ocean County College

Address : College Drive

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-255-0400

Contact : 732-255-0342 for more information

Website :  Robert J. Novins Planetarium



Jenkinson's Aquarium Feeding Schedule
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Daily
Summer feeding schedule begins on 6/21/13
Seals: 10am, 3pm & 8pm Daily Penguins: 12pm & 7:30 Daily Atlantic Sharks: 9pm Mon., Wed. & Sat.
Off season feeding schedule begins on 9/3/13
Seals: 10am, 1pm & 4pm Daily Penguins: 11am & 3:30 Daily
Atlantic sharks: 1:30pm Mon., Wed. & Sat.
General admission, watch the animals being fed by a staff member.
Location : Jenkinsons Aquarium
Address : 300 Ocean Avenue

Town : Point Pleasant Beach Borough

Phone : 732-899-1659

Contact : 732-899-1659 for more information

Website :  Jenkinsons Aquarium



Island Beach State Park Open
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Daily
Sept. - Apr. - 8am - Dusk
May - Aug. - 8am - 8pm
Park admission, enjoy trails, recreation area, Barnegat Bay access, Island Beach Northern Natural Area (659 acres) and Southern Natural Area (1,237 acres), fishing, waterfowl hunting, canoeing and kayaking, ocean swimming, shower facilities, picnicking, bicycling and horseback riding, sail boarding and surfing, scuba diving, interpretive programs, and Sedge Island Marine Conservation Zone.
Location : Island Beach State Park
Address : Route 35

Town : Seaside Park Borough

Contact : 732-793-0506 for more information

Website :  Island Beach State Park



Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum Open
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Tues., Thurs., & Sat.
10am - 2pm
A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich maritime heritage of the Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.
Location : Toms River Seaport Society
Address : 78 E. Water Street

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-349-9209

Contact : 732-349-9209 for more information

Website :  Toms River Seaport Society



Victorian Museum Tours
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Tues. & Thurs. & 1st Sat.
1pm - 3pm
Ocean County Historical Society preserves and exhibits Ocean County's history.
Location : Ocean County Historical Society
Address : 26 Hadley Ave.

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-341-1800

Contact : 732-341-1880 for more information

Website :  Ocean County Historical Society / Museum



Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum Open
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Daily
10am - 5pm
Located on Tuckerton Creek in Historic Tuckerton
$8 Adults, $6 Seniors, Children 6-12 $5, Children 0-5 and Members are free, brings the Jersey Shore's maritime traditions of the past and present to life through people, exhibits and hands-on activities.
Location : Tuckerton Seaport
Address : 120 West Main Street

Town : Tuckerton Borough

Contact : 609-296-8868 for more information

Website :  Tuckerton Seaport



Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey Open
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Wed. - Fri.: Noon - 4pm
Sat. & Sun.: Noon - 4pm
Free, Antique automobile museum
Location : Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey
Address : 1800 Bay Ave.

Address : Building # 13

Town : Point Pleasant Borough

Phone : 732-899-0012

Contact : 732-899-0012 for more information

Website :  Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ



Artist's Do Your Own Thing
Date(s) :
All Year Round
Thursdays
10am - 4pm
$3, work with others in a creative atmosphere, bring your own equipment.
Location : Ocean County Artists Guild
Address : 22 Chestnut St

Town : Island Heights Borough

Phone : 732-240-3111

Contact : 732-270-3111 for more information

Website :  Ocean County Artists Guild



Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament
Date(s) :
Apr. 1 - Nov. 30
12:01am - 11:59pm
$20 for whole season, Fish saltwater from the beach, inner tube, kayak or from a boat, Stripers, Fluke, Weakfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Kingfish, Tautog and Sea Bass once or everyday with unlimited weigh-ins at over 50 locations, $30,000 in cash and prizes.
Location : Greater Ocean County Area
Address : Greater Ocean County Area

Town : Greater Ocean County Area

Website :  Beach N Boat



Our Annual Wine Tasting Dinner
Date : 4/17/2014
7pm - 9pm
$55, sponsored by the Island Heights Cultural and Heritage Association.
Location : Caffe Italia
Address : 2414 E. Route 37

Town : Toms River Township

Contact : 732-929-2815 for more information

Website :  Island Heights Boro



Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit
Date(s) :
Apr. 1 - 28
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs.: 9am - 8pm, Fri.: 9am - 5pm
Art exhibit.
Location : Georgian Court University
Address : 900 Lakewood Avenue

Town : Lakewood Township

Phone : 732-987-2263

Contact : 732-987-2263 for more information

Website :  Georgian Court University



Diane Caravello Art Exhibit
Date(s) :
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8am - 8pm
Sat.: (when classes are in session): 9am - Noon
Art exhibit by a member of the Crestwood Artists Guild.
Location : Ocean County College - Arts and Community Center
Address : College Drive

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-255-0500

Contact : 732-255-0500 for more information

Website :  Ocean County College Arts & Community Center



Art Exhibits
Date(s) :
Gallery Hours: Mon.: 1pm - 9pm, Wed.: & Fri.: 1pm - 5pm, Tues. & Thurs.: 10am - 5pm, Sat.: 10am - pm
Display Case - Jeff Ruemeli's art exhibit using glass and wood to create art.
Meeting Room - Annual Waretown Elementary Student Art Show - Talented K - 6 grade students present their own interpretations of famous works of art and the arts of culture.
Location : Ocean County Library - Waretown Branch
Address : 112 Main Street

Town : Waretown (Ocean Township)

Phone : 609-693-5133

Contact : 609-693-5133 for more information

Website :  Ocean County Library



Laurita Idol Competition
Date(s) :
Thursdays
Apr. 3 - Apr. 24
7pm
Laurita Winery welcomes talented singers to an American Idol Contest - Laurita Winery Style. Prizes awarded.
Location : Laurita Winery
Address : 35 Archertown Road

Town : New Egypt (Plumsted Township)

Phone : 609-758-8000

Contact : 609-752-0200 for more information

Website :  Laurita Winery



Sports in Ocean County Exhibition
Date(s) :
April 7 - October 17
Open daily Mon. - Fri.: 10am - 3:30pm and on First Saturday of each month: 1pm - 4pm
Memorabilia highlights more than eighteen Ocean County sports since the late 1800’s, showing sporting events, championship teams, notable Olympians, World Series players, local athletes who’ve become professionals, and professional athletes who’ve chosen Ocean County for their post-career home, Admission: Donations accepted; no reservations required
Location : Ocean County Historical Society
Address : 26 Hadley Ave.

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-341-1800

Contact : 732-341-1880 for more information

Website :  Ocean County Historical Society / Museum



Six Flags Great Adventure Open
Date(s) :
Apr. 12 - 21, 26, 27: 10:30am - 8pm
Call or check website for times and admission prices
A 160-acre theme park with thrill rides, family rides, shows and special events and a 350-acre one-of-a-kind Safari Off Road Adventure animal park united as one property to become the world's largest theme park.
Location : Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Life Animal Park
Location : Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Life Animal Park
Address : Route 537

Town : Jackson Township

Phone : 732-928-2000

Contact : 732-901-7000 for more information

Website :  Six Flags Great Adventure



Celebrating 50 Years of the Ford Mustang
Date(s) :
Month of April
Wed. - Fri.: Noon - 4pm
Sat.: 10am - 4pm
Sun.: Noon - 4pm
Open Tuesday April 1 Noon- 4pm to Kick Off the Celebration.
Showcase of the American Icon to celebrate 50 Years of the Mustang, multi-generational collections presents Mustangs from beginning to today.
Location : Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey
Address : 1800 Bay Ave.

Address : Building # 13

Town : Point Pleasant Borough

Phone : 732-899-0012

Contact : 732-899-0012 for more information

Website :  Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ



Laser iPop
Date(s) :
Apr. 11, 12: 8:30pm
Apr. 15, 17: 4pm
$, Laser show to new music from today's pop charts mixed with classic pop music.
Location : Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Address : Ocean County College

Address : College Drive

Town : Toms River Township

Phone : 732-255-0400

Contact : 732-255-0343 for more information

Website :  Robert J. Novins Planetarium