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Toms River is a Township in Ocean Co., NJ. On November 7, 2006, voters approved a change of the official name of Township of Dover (or, Dover Township) to the Township of Toms River.*

 
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BRICKTOWN
Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 76,119, making it the second most populous municipality in Ocean County behind Toms River Township.

After hovering for years in the top five, in 2006, the township earned the title of "America's Safest City", out of 371 cities included nationwide in the 13th annual Morgan Quitno survey.*
 
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS
Seaside Heights is a resort community, with a beach, an amusement-oriented boardwalk, and numerous clubs and bars, making it a popular destination. Seaside Heights calls itself, "Your Home For Family Fun Since 1913!" Peak months are July and August, but the season actually runs March-October.*


 
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OCEAN COUNTY NJ EVENTS   - THINGS TO DO IN OCEAN COUNTY NJ


Event: Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum Open
Description: A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich maritime heritage of the Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.
Business: Toms River Seaport Society and Maritime Museum
When: See website for opend days/hours
Cost: free
Street: 78 E. Water Street
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-349-9209
Email:
Website: http://www.tomsriverseaport.org

Event: OCC Concert Band presents World Tour
Description: Enjoy a first class seat in the Grunin Center when we take off for our "World Tour" with stops in England, Spain, Italy, Russia and Mexico...to name just a few! Once home in the good old USA, we will be stopping off in the land of cotton for some homegrown Dixieland music.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 5/2/2015 -
Cost: Adults: $20 - Seniors: $17 - Students: $10
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Grunin Family Series presents Yates Musical Theatre's "Sleeping Beauty"
Description: This show is packed with music, dance, comedy, action, and adventure as well as audience participation! "Sleeping Beauty" is the captivating tale of a Princess put under the spell of a slightly scary witch. Not until a Prince from a distant kingdom discovers the sleeping castle is the evil spell broken.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/25/2015 - 1pm
Cost: $12 all
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Bobbi Krantz
Phone: (732)255-0400 ext.2098
Email: rkrantz@ocean.edu
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Looking Back at the American Civil War 1865
Description: Be sure to mark your calendars for the final Civil War Commemoration. The Commemoration will include readings from the Ocean County Emblem; re-enactors; and accompanied by the Libby Prison Minstrels.
Business: Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
When: 4/16/2015 -
Cost: Free
Street: Ocean County Courthouse 1
118 Washington Street
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Tim Hart
Phone: 732-929-4779
Email: culturalheritage@co.ocean.nj.us
Website: http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/ch/

Event: Toms River Food Fest
Description: Toms River Food Fest- The public is invited to our free street festival featuring a variety of food from seafood to gyros to funnel cakes. In addition to the food vendors, there will be live music featuring local bands, free children's rides and a beer and wine garden.
Business: Toms River Township
When: 5/2/2015 - 11am - 7pm
Cost: Free to attend, vendors charge their own rates for food. FREE children's rides
Street: 33 Washington St.
Downtown Toms River
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Debbi Winogracki
Phone: 732-341-1000 ext. 8211
Email: dwinogracki@tomsrivertownship.com
Website: http://www.TomsRiverTownship.com

Event: Ocean County Teen Arts Festival
Description: The Teen Arts Program is an arts-in-education project where area high school students have an opportunity to have their work critiqued by professionals in their field. Artwork displayed in a variety of media including basic drawing, caricatures & cartoon art, paper sculpture, pen & ink, and water color imagery.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/21/2015, 3/23/2015, 3/24/2015, 3/25/2015, 3/26/2015, more not listed.
Cost: Free
Street: Grunin Center Art Gallery
Ocean County College, College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Emerson String Quartet
Description: The Emerson String Quartet has more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys(r) (including two from Best Classical Album), three Gramopone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America's "Ensemble of the Year", and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/22/2015 - 2pm
Cost: $40 adult/senior - $30 series (Must purchase 3 events)
Street: Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: The Hit Men
Description: Featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, a performance by a group of amazing performers and superb musicians, superior vocalists, great arrangers and creative composers.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/11/2015 - 8pm
Cost: $40 adult/senior - $30 Series (Must purchase 3 or more events)
Street: Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Duquesne University Tamburitzans
Description: The Duquesne University Tamburitzans, America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company, is a unique ensemble of talented young folk artists dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/19/2015 -
Cost: $30 single/ $25 senior/ $20 performing art series/ $10 student
Street: Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: The New Dimensions
Description: The New Dimensions . . . Singing your favorite hits from the 50's through today!
When: 4/26/2015 -
Cost: $20 adult/ $10 senior/student
Street: Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: OCC Repertory Theatre Company presents August: Osage County
Description: "August: Osage County", the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts, is a dark, hilarious play set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma about the strong-willed women of the Weston family
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 3/21/2015, more not listed.
Cost: $15 single/ $5 OCC student/ Free high schools students with ID and adult admission.
Street: Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: OCC Repertory Theatre Company presents Comic Shorts
Description: If you like a good laugh, you'll love "Comic Shorts", Ocean County College's festival of new 10-minute comedies by some of the area's best up-and-coming playwrites. Director, Gary Shaffer ("Run For Your Wife," "Nunsense", "Move Over Mrs. Markham") returns to the Black Box Theatre to direct this fast-paced 90 minutes of non-stop fun!
When: 4/23/2015, 4/24/2015, 4/25/2015, 4/26/2015, 5/1/2015, more not listed.
Cost: $15 single/ $5 OCC student/ Free high school students with valid ID and adult admission.
Street: Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http:/www.ocean.edu

Event: Gelber & Manning
Description: MidWeek Jazz Series performance.
Business: Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College
When: 4/8/2015 - 8pm
Cost: $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student
Street: Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Laser Country
Description: Laser show set to all-American sounds of modern and classical country songs appealing to all generations from Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, and Rascal Flatts, to Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash.
When: 3/21/2015 -
Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors (60+), OCC Rewards Members with Card, $7 children (12 and under) Family Pack $35.
Street: Robert J. Novins Planetarium
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0342
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: 26th Annual NJ State Chili & Salsa Cook-off
Description: 26th Annual Chili & Salsa Cook-Off NJ's original and hottest cook-off! International Chili Society - sanctioned State competition. Live music, food, vendors, crafters and rides! Free admission.
Business: Downtown Toms River
When: 5/16/2015 - 11am - 5pm
Cost: Free Admission. Chili & Salsa Tasting Kits $6.00 before 5/14, $7.00 after.
Street: Washington Street
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Kim Dippolito
Phone: 732-341-8738
Email: kdippolito@downtowntomsriver.com
Website: http://www.downtowntomsriver.com

Event: Ocean County Historical Society presents Spring Victorian Tea
Description: Victorian Tea
When: 5/5/2015 -
Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $27
Street: 600 Main Street Bed & Breakfast
600 Main St.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-890-3200
Email:
Website: http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Event: Ocean County Historical Society presents Women Who Made a Difference
Description: A presentation by Doris Villa about famous and infamous women throughout the world with emphasis on Alice Paul, Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Bella Abzug & Bessie Coleman
Business: Ocean County Historical Society
When: 3/29/2015 -
Cost: Free
Street: Ocean County Historical Society
26 Hadley Ave.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-341-1880
Email:
Website: http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Event: Paula Kolojewski Art Exhibit.
Description: Kolojeski works in pastels and her subject matter includes sand and sea, along with wooded areas.
When: 4/1/2015, 4/2/2015, 4/3/2015, 4/4/2015, 4/6/2015, more not listed.
Street: Grunin Center Art Gallery
Ocean County College, College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Spring Victorian Tea
Description: Celebrate spring with scones, tea sandwiches, desserts, & fine teas at 600 Main, a Bed & Breakfast and Victorian Tea Room. Reservations open March 3 for the 12:30 or 3:30 seating. Speak to Cheryl--no messages--at 732-890-3200.
Business: Ocean County Historical Society
When: 5/5/2015 -
Cost: $25 members; $27 non-members
Street: 600 Main Street
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Barbara Reusch
Phone: 732-341-1880
Email: freusch@verizon.net
Website: http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Event: Women Who Made A Difference
Description: OCHS member Doris Villa speaks about famous and infamous women throughout the world, emphasizing Alice Paul, Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Bella Abzug and Bessie Coleman.
Business: Ocean County Historical Society
When: 3/29/2015 -
Cost: Admission free
Street: 26 Hadley Ave.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Barbara Reusch
Phone: 732-341-1880
Email: freusch@verizon.net
Website: www.oceancountyhistory.orghttp://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Event: Home of Sun and Fun: Seaside Heights, NJ
Description: Exhibition of photos, post cards, letters, artifacts of Seaside Heights Borough Administrator & author Christopher Vaz that traces the history of Seaside Heights from its incorporation in 1913.
Business: Ocean County Historical Society
When: 6/2/2015, 6/3/2015, 6/4/2015, 6/5/2015, 6/6/2015, more not listed.
Cost: Admission free: donations accepted
Street: 26 Hadley Ave.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Barbara Reusch
Phone: 732-341-1880
Email: freusch@verizon.net
Website: http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Event: The Crafty Woman
Description: Exhibit of creativity of Ocean County women from 1860s to 1940s as shown in sewing samplers, needlepoint, and quilts as well as tatting & bobbin lace
Business: Ocean County Historical Society
When: 3/24/2015, 3/26/2015, 3/31/2015, 4/2/2015, 4/4/2015, more not listed.
Cost: No admission: donations accepted
Street: 26 Hadley Ave.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Barbara Reusch
Phone: 732-341-1880
Email: freusch@verizon.net
Website: http://www.oceancountyhistory.org

Event: Wonders of the Springtime Sky: Live Star Talk
Description: (Ages 8 and over) Join a Planetarium presenter for an in-depth tour of the current sky over NJ.
When: 3/28/2015
Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors (60+), and OCC Rewards Members with card, $7 children (12 and under), Family Pack $35.
Street: Robert J. Novins Planetarium @ Ocean County College
College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0400
Email:
Website: https://www.ocean.edu/content/public/for-the-community/planetarium.html

Event: Cosmic Colors: An Adventure along the Spectrum
Description: Take a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond!
When: 3/28/2015
Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors (60+) and OCC Rewards Members with card, $7 children (12 and under), Family Pack $35.
Street: Robert J. Novins Planetarium @ Ocean County College
College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0400
Email:
Website: https://www.ocean.edu/content/public/for-the-community/planetarium.html

Event: Celebrate Spring Pajama Night Party!
Description: An evening filled with crafts, treats, and giveaways. Wear your jammies and visit the planets and hear stories about characters found in the night sky, music, dancing and lasers.
When: 3/21/2015 -
Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors (60+) and OCC Rewards Members with card, $7 children (12 and under), Family Pack $35.
Street: Robert J. Novins Planetarium @ Ocean County College
College Dr.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact:
Phone: 732-255-0400
Email:
Website: https://www.ocean.edu/content/public/for-the-community/planetarium.html

Event: 3 Sails Jazz Festival
Description: 3 Sails Jazz Festival features classic, smooth, Latin, big band, funk, & contemporary jazz. Artist lineup subject to change. June 12: Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis, Bernard Purdie featuring Frankie Cicala, US Navy Commodores, DYAD, OCC Jazz Band. June 13: Paquito D’Rivera, TS Monk, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Don Braden, Tuffus Zimbabwe, Blue Plate Special.
Business: Ocean County College
When: 6/12/2015, 6/13/2015
Cost: Call for details. Two-Day Pass: $90, $35, $20; One-Day Pass: $60, $18, $12; Children under 12 Free with paid adult; ask about our VIP Package!
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Grunin Center Box Office
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Description: Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time and part of the world-famous Marsalis family including Ellis, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Branford has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist.
Business: Ocean County College
When: 5/30/2015 - 8pm
Cost: $40
Street: College Drive
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Grunin Center Box Office
Phone: 732-255-0500
Email:
Website: http://www.ocean.edu

Event: Swinging Saturday: Keith Marks!
Description: Join us on Saturday, March 28th from 1-3pm at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library to listen to the “funky Pied Piper of jazz flute”. He'll be playing some soul favorites like Ooh Child and some brand new hits including his trademark tune Foreign Funk. This remarkable musician is not to be missed! Sponsored by the Toms River Friends of the Ocean County Library.
Business: Ocean County Library
When: 3/28/2015 -
Cost: Free
Street: 101 Washington St.
Town: Toms River Township
Contact: Sandra Eckert
Phone: 732-349-6200
Email: seckert@theoceancountylibrary.org
Website: http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 

 
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