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TOMS RIVER







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

OCC Theatre Company presents Dividing The Estate
Sunday, March 16
2:00 p.m.
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
Horton Foote's "Dividing The Estate", about a rapacious Southern family tangling over finances, contains echoes of "A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "The Little Foxes". Matriarch Stella Gordon is determined not to divide her 100-year-old Texas estate, despite her family's declining wealth and the looming financial crisis. But her three children have another plan. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members of this hilariously dysfunctional family go head to head to see who might claim the biggest piece of the pie.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $22 adult/$20 senior/$10 students
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu

World of the Maya Travel Seminar to Mexico
Registration Deadline January 7, 2014
Sat., March 22 - Sund., 30, 2014
Ocean County College
Join us for the World of the Maya Travel Seminar to Mexico in March! This is a great 9 day/8night guided archaeological and cultural journey to some of the most impressive and beautiful Maya sites of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. With a Maya archaeologist as your guide, you will explore major archaeological sites, Spanish colonial towns, traditional Maya villages and markets, meet a practicing Maya shaman, swim in ancient Maya cenotes, and take a boat trip through an extraordinary nature reserve to see wild flamingos, hawks, and crocodiles. Our trip concludes with a stay on the white sandy beaches of the Maya Riviera at a sanctuary for wild sea turtles. Round trip airfare, shuttle to/from airport, all hotels, 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners, all admissions and guides included. Contact Prof. Kitchin for a full itinerary and/or application: ckitchin@ocean.edu
Location: OCC sponsored travel seminar to Mexico
Cost: $2769 double; $445 single supplement. Slightly higher for out of county residents.
Phone: (732) 255-0400
Website: www.ocean.edu

Accessibility: Requires light hiking and climbing uneven steps at some sites.

MasterWorks II: Lest We Forget: The 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion
Sunday, March 23
4:00 p.m.
Garden State Philharmonic
Join Maestro LaGruth and the Philharmonic as we pay tribute to the greatest generation and remember one of the most meaningful events of the 20th Century. Material selections to include: Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, Schonberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw and Brahms’ Requiem. The professional orchestra will be joined by the voices of the MasterWorks Chorus and other special guest vocalists.
Location: The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Cost: Adults $48/$42, Seniors (60+) $42/$38, Students (w/ID) $18/$12
Phone: (732) 255-0460
Website: http://www.gardenstatephilharmonic.org


Ladies Night Out
Friday, March 28
7:00 PM
Ocean County Artists Guild
Hear the sounds of Mary K. Lutton, Denise MIller and Gail Gilrane.
Location: 22 Chestnut Ave, Island Heights
Cost: Donation: $5.00
Phone: (732) 270-3111
Website: www.ocartistsguild.org


Select-A-Series presents The Jersey Four Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Saturday, April 5
8:00 p.m.
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
The cast of the Jersey Four will take you on a journey from the beginning of the Four Seasons #1 hits and Frankie Valli's solo career to present day Four Seasons shows. "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Rag Doll", "Walk Like A Man", are just some of the many hits you will enjoy from their great collection of songs.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $25 adult/$20 senior/$15 series-group/$10 OCC student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu


Sports in Ocean County
April 7, 2014 through October 17, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, and first Saturday each month. 1:00-4:00 PM
Ocean County Historical Society
Equipment, clothing, and other artifacts of Ocean County sports participants of past decades.
Location: 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: Donation as desired
Phone: (732) 341-1880
Website: www.oceancountyhistory.org

Accessibility: three steps to first floor exhibit area

Godspell
Friday - Sunday, April 11 - 13
April 11 - 12 at 7:00 PM; April 13 at 2:00 PM
Our Gang Players Inc
The show is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. A family show just in time for Easter so come out and support Our Gang Players in their 37th season!!!
Location: Surlight Theater- Beach & Engleside Ave - Beach Haven
Cost: Adults - $15 -- Seniors/Students - $ 12 - Children 12and under - $ 8
Phone: (609) 597-0553
Website: www.ourgang.org


The Easter Messiah
Sunday, April 13 (Palm Sunday)
4:00 PM
Presbyterian Church of Toms River
Sanctuary Choir with full orchestra under the direction of Music Minister Joshua Melson.
Location: 1070 Hooper Ave., Toms River
Cost: Suggested donation: $10.00
Phone: (732) 349-1331
Website: www.pctr.org

Accessibility: handicapped accessible

MidWeek Jazz Presents Emily Asher's Garden Party
Wednesday, April 16
8:00 p.m.
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
Trombonist Asher's band has been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, experiencing success from New York City to Seattle to Israel. She'll be bringing her swinging small group to OCC for an evening featuring the music of her heroes, including Hoagy Carmichael, Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong and more.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $22 adults/$18 senior/$12 student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu


MasterWorks III: Lights…Camera…MUSIC!
Saturday, April 19
8:00 p.m.
Garden State Philharmonic
An evening of musical highlights from some of Hollywood’s greatest movies. Featuring the music of Steiner, Raskin, Arlen, Hermann, Williams and others.
Location: The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Cost: Adults $48/$42, Seniors (60+) $42/$38, Students (w/ID) $18/$12
Phone: (732) 255-0460
Website: http://www.gardenstatephilharmonic.org


OCC Repertory Theatre Company "Romeo and Juliet"
April 24, April 25, April 26, April 27, May 1, May 2
4/24, 4/25, 5/2 @ 7:30; 4/26, 5/3 @ 8; 4/27 @ 2
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
"For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." Innocent hearts . . . forbidden desire . . . sworn enemies. Love and hate, passion and death, conflict, quarrels and intrique. The greatest (most dangerous) love story ever told.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $18 adult/$14 senior/$5 OCC student with ID
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu


Select-A-Series presents William Michael's Broadway In Concert
Saturday, April 26
8:00 p.m.
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
William Michaels, considered to be "America's Baritone", made his Broadway debut as "The Beast" in "Beauty and the Beast" and later returned to play the role of Gaston. He also appeared at Lincoln Center in "South Pacific" and has performed as Javert in "Les Miserables", Billy Flynn in "Chicago", Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha" and in the title role in "Phantom" among his many other starring roles. A recipient of numerous awards, William's credits extend into the operatic world, playing leading roles in "Carmen", "La Boheme", "The Merry Widow" and others.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $25 adult/$20 senior/$15 series-group/$10 OCC student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu


Young People's Productions present ArtsPower's "The Monster Who Ate My Peas"
Sunday, April 27
1:00 p.m.
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
Based on the award-winning book, ArtsPower's newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn't want to eat his peas. When a crafy monster appears beneath his kitchen window, the boy is ready to make a deal with him. If the monster eats his peas, he will give him any of his possessions! Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $12.00 all
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu


OCC Concert Band presents "A Salute to American Composers"
Saturday, May 3
8:00 p.m.
Ocean County College
Ingredients for a great concert: Take one part John Phillip Sousa and add two parts Leonard Bernstein. Mix with Copland and Rogers and Hammerstein and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Bring along your appetite for a tasty evening of celebration! Directed by Anthony Tafrow.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $20 adult/$17 senior/$10 student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu


New Jersey Chamber Singers "A Baroque Feast" Concert in Red Bank
Saturday, May 17
8:00 PM
New Jersey Chamber Singers
New Jersey Chamber Singers’ 35th Anniversary concert, A Baroque Feast, draws inspiration from one of the most famous stories in music history. While employed in Arnstadt, the young J.S. Bach took an unauthorized leave of absence (for several months) to visit the great composer/organist, Dieterich Buxtehude in Lübeck. This journey was just over 250 miles by foot, each way. While there, Bach heard a beautiful cantata that influenced his compositional mind so much that he began writing cantatas in the style of Buxtehude. Joined by some of the Northeast’s best baroque instrumentalists, we will authentically perform Buxtehude’s cantata that changed music history, "Membra Jesu Nostri."
Location: Red Bank United Methodist Church 247 Broad St., Red Bank, N.J. 07701
Cost: $15 presale, $20 adults, $5 students
Phone: (732) 389-5426
Website: https://baroquefeastrb.eventbrite.com/


New Jersey Chamber Singers "A Baroque Feast" Concert in Lavallette
May 18, 2014
4PM
New Jersey Chamber Singers
New Jersey Chamber Singers’ 35th Anniversary concert, A Baroque Feast, draws inspiration from one of the most famous stories in music history. While employed in Arnstadt, the young J.S. Bach took an unauthorized leave of absence (for several months) to visit the great composer/organist, Dieterich Buxtehude in Lübeck. This journey was just over 250 miles by foot, each way. While there, Bach heard a beautiful cantata that influenced his compositional mind so much that he began writing cantatas in the style of Buxtehude. Joined by some of the Northeast’s best baroque instrumentalists, we will authentically perform Buxtehude’s cantata that changed music history, Membra Jesu Nostri.
Location: St. Pio of Pietrelcina Church 103 Washington Ave Lavallette NJ 08735
Cost: $15 presale, $20 adults, $5 students
Phone: (732) 389-5426
Website: https://baroquefeastl.eventbrite.com/


The Presidio Brass Returns!
Sunday, May 18
4:00 PM
Presbyterian Church of Toms River
Premier California brass quintet performs American and classical favorites.
Location: 1070 Hooper Ave., Toms River
Cost: Suggested donation: $10.00
Phone: (732) 349-1331
Website: www.pctr.org


MidWeek Jazz Presents Bob Milne
Wednesday, May 28
8:00 p.m.
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
Ragtime and boogie-woogie specialist, Bob Milne, will be making a solo appearance in Toms River for a not-to-be-forgotten evening of stomping solo piano.
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $22 adults/$18 senior/$12 student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu


MasterWorks IV: Mahler and LaGruth!
Saturday, May 31
8:00 p.m.
Garden State Philharmonic
Not since Beethoven has a fifth symphony so completely captured the human spirit. With rapturous strings and heaven storming brass, Mahler paints a picture of the triumph of life! Come enjoy Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in c# minor and unique and engaging banter of Maestro LaGruth.
Location: The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Cost: Adults $48/$42, Seniors (60+) $42/$38, Students (w/ID) $18/$12
Phone: (732) 255-0460
Website: http://www.gardenstatephilharmonic.org


Strawberry Festival and Follies
Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2014
June 7 at 7 PM, June 8 at 3 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
Come see a hilarious variety show full of skits, sketches, music and bagpipes! After the show enjoy a delicious, fresh strawberry dessert. It’s all part of the Strawberry Festival at Christ Lutheran Church in Whiting. Tickets go on sale Sunday, May 11, 2014. Call the church to reserve your tickets.
Location: 40 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12.
Phone: (732) 350-0900
Website: www.christlutheranwhiting.com


MidWeek Jazz Presents Bucky Pizzarelli with Jerry Bruno and Ed Laub
Wednesday, June 11
8:00 p.m.
The Arts and Community Center of Ocean County College
A true living legend, guitarist, Pizzarelli, makes a triumphant return to MidWeek Jazz in a trio setting with Ed Laub and Jerry Bruno. They don't come any bigger or better than Bucky!
Location: College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
Cost: $22 adults/$18 senior/$12 student
Phone: (732) 255-0500
Website: www.ocean.edu - tickets.ocean.edu
 


 

(Most Listings by OC Cultural and Heritage Commission, other submitted independently)


For more events, things to do, business directories, and more, visit our local affilate web sites:

Toms River Online - Toms River is the county seat. The dowtown area has many great events: Chili Fest, Wooden Boat Fest, Ice Cream Fest, and much more.

Bricktown Online - Brick NJ is one of the safest communities in America (it frequently wins awards for this). Brick offers water access, a great series of concerts in the park ("Summerfest"), and many great restaurants and shopping centers.

Bayville NJ Online - Bayville is an area within Berkeley Township in Ocean County,and home to Central Regional High School.

Seaside Heights NJ Online - America's original fun town -- featuring a big boardwalk, fantastic beach, and lots of nightlife.

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