Things to Do on a Budget in Monmouth & Ocean Counties this July 2014

Family-at-the-beach_summer-funSweet summertime! Time for trips to the beach, BBQs, fireworks, fairs, boardwalk fun, and so much more. Enjoy this time of year with the people you love spending time with – like your family and friends! Check out these free or inexpensive events below that are happening this month in a town near you.

Tuesday, July 1 – Saturday, July 5: It’s the Atlantic Highlands Firemen’s Fair! Bring the whole family to enjoy games, rides, food, and some good ol’ fashioned fun! Fireworks are on Friday, July 4 at 9:45 p.m. Fair starts every night at 6pm and is located at the Atlantic Highlands Marina, 2 Simon Lake Drive. Admission is FREE! For more information, call 732-872-8711.

4th of July Celebrations:

Tuesday, July 8: Head over to the MAC at Monmouth University (West Long Branch) and see AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! This show gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Season 13 Finalists including C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf. Tickets start as low as $46 – for more information, call 732-571-3483.

Thursday, July 10 – Sunday, July 13: If you’re looking for some family fun, head over to the Colts Neck Country Fair! There will be live music, food, games, contests, entertainment and of course, a firework display on July 10th. The fair will be held at Bucks Mill Park – for more information, call 732-462-8500.

Saturday, July 12 – Sunday, July 13: Looking to test your pallet while enjoying an amazing view? Check out Bradley Beach’s Annual Lobster Festival! Both days are completely free to enter and will take place from 11am – 9pm on Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday. Enjoy more lobster than ever before including broiled lobster, lobster mac and cheese, lobster rolls, and more. There will also be six bands, live DJ playing requests, over 100 craft and speciality vendors, beer & wine gardens, giant water slide, children’s activities including rides, face painters and sand art. For more information, call 732-897-1111.

Sunday, July 13: The 6th Annual American Girl and Teddy Bear Tea Party is the perfect mommy-daughter date! Children and their favorite adults will gather under tents on the lawn of the Eden Woolley House (Ocean Township). The dolls and their young owners are the main attraction. Children show off the outfits of their favorite dolls (or teddy bears) in a charming fashion show. They make a craft, hear an original story of the Woolley Sisters, and enjoy a tasty tea party. Tickets are just $30 and admit one child (5 years and older) and one adult. Reservations are a must. To make reservations and for more information, call 732-531-6040 or 732-531-2136.

Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27: There’s another fair in town – the Monmouth County Fair (Freehold)! The fair will have fireworks, 4-H events, animal shows & exhibits, rides, free stage entertainment, racing pigs, home & garden competition, and more. Fairgrounds are located on Kozloski Road – for more information, call (732) 842-4000.

Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3: Bring your family and friends out to this 4-day, action packed event, the 20th Annual Highlands Clam Fest! The festival will be featuring the freshest seafood from local restaurants, spirits, live entertainment, thrill rides, games and more. The event will be held at Huddy Park – for more information, call 732-291-4713.

 Have a wonderful summer!

Things to Do on a Budget in Monmouth & Ocean Counties this June 2014

Family on bikes outdoors smilingMemorial Day has quickly come and gone, but that just means that summer is finally here! Time to put that harsh winter behind and focus on the great weather, great food, great activities and great times with family and friends! As always, we’ll be featuring free or inexpensive activities throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties that everyone can enjoy.

Thursday, June 5: Enjoy an intimate performance with musicians, Kevin and Joe Jonas, formerly of the pop rock band Jonas Brothers. This time they aren’t singing their hit songs, but instead answering questions and talking with their fans in an intimate, interactive theater experience called Off the Record with Kevin & Joe Jonas. Off the Record is a chance for Kevin and Joe to interact with fans like never before. The live show will feature Q&A sessions, never-before-seen video footage, audience participation, and many other surprises that will give fans a rare up-close and personal look at the two Jonas brothers. Don’t miss this! The event will be held at iPlay America (Freehold) at 7pm. Tickets start at just $39. For more information, call 732-577-8200.

Saturday, June 7: Wear glow-in-the-dark accessories for Dorbrook Recreation Area’s (Colts Neck) first-ever Glo-in-the-Park 3k Fun Run night race! The 3k course will be glowing and ready for seasoned runners or first time racers. Register in advance or day of race for a minimal fee. The race waves will take place between 7:30pm-10:30pm. For more information, call 732-542-1642 ext. 23.

It’s time for the Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival! This FREE, rain or shine event will be held from noon – 8pm, attendees will enjoy 6 great bands with headliner: Rob Paporozzi & the Hudson River Rats! There will also be vendors, crafters, art, kids’ activities and above all, a ton of music! The event will be featuring a Beer Garden and downtown shopping. For more information, call 732-933-1984.

Sunday, June 8: The 44th Annual New Jersey Irish Festival is back at Monmouth Park (Oceanport)! Enjoy live entertainment on two different stages, pipe and drum band competition, Catholic Mass, food and craft vendors, Irish Step Dancing, family activities, 50/50 raffle, Ceili & Step Dancing, a human horse race, as well as a full day of live Thoroughbred racing! Gates will open at 10:00am, Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00am and the 1st post will be at 12:50pm. For more information, call 732-222-5100.

Friday, June 13 - Sunday, June 15: It’s back and better than ever – Belmar’s 28th Annual Seafood Festival! One of the largest seafood festivals in the nation. Visitors will enjoy great seafood, crafters, live entertainment, and more. Event times vary: 6/13: 4pm – 8pm, 6/14: 11am – 8pm, 6/15: 11am – 6pm. For more information, call  732-681-3700 ext. 214.

Sunday, June 15: Celebrate Father’s Day at 4JG’s Winery (Colts Neck) for a Pig Roast! Mark your calendars and treat your Dad with a special day together. Call in advance to reserve your space – reservations required at just $25 per person. The event will take place from noon – 5pm. For more information, call 908-930-8066.

Saturday, June 21: Bring the family out to the Middletown 350 Time Capsule Celebration and Parade! Celebrate Middletown’s birthday at this FREE family-friendly event featuring a parade, the burying of the Time Capsule, entertainment, and more! The parade begins at Middletown High School North at 11 a.m. and ends at the Middletown Arts Center. For more information, call 732-615-2260.

Saturday, June 21 & Sunday, June 22: It’s the Win & Wine Weekend at Monmouth Park (Oceanport)! Be sure to save the date – the best local New Jersey wineries will be pouring their featured wines. This is a great opportunity to plan a picnic with family and friends for the day! No advance tickets required. The event will take place from noon – 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 609-758-5400.

Friday, June 27 & Saturday, June 28: The NJ Surf Show & Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) presents the Saltwater Festival! The event was created to provide New Jersey and the East Coast the best offerings in surf, film, and art. An ambitious and remarkable lineup of artists, shapers, photographers and vendors headline the event, which shines a light on all the amazing men and women who inspire greatness and promote a positive reflection of what a surfer is, and can be. The theme of this year’s event is informally “East Meets West,” with some of the best creative spirits from both coasts involved. Times and ticket prices vary – for more information and to purchase tickets online, click on the link above. For additional questions, call 732-528-3149.

Have a GREAT summer & Happy Father’s Day!

Things to Do on a Budget in Monmouth & Ocean Counties this May 2014

familypicinicIt’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the great outdoors! During the warm weather months, you can visit your county’s local parks and enjoy a nice bike ride, a family hike, play basketball or even a have a quaint family picnic! It’s free, fun and a great way to stay active and get some fresh air. Check out some more free or inexpensive activities below that you can enjoy this month with your family and friends.

Friday, May 2 & Saturday, May 3: It’s Spring Lake’s Fashion Show Kick-Off Party at the Spring Lake Community House! Friday’s events will be held from 7pm -10pm and includes your entrance to the Fashion Show previewing 2014 fashions, open bar courtesy of Egan’s Liquors, swag-bag, photo booth, hors d’oeuvres and light fare. Saturday’s events are from 10am – 5pm which includes a special appearance by Dr. Christopher Godek of the Personal Enhancement Center, designer trunk shows, salon blowouts, make-up demonstrations, wine tasting, restaurant price-fixed menus, gifts, giveaways and so much more! Tickets are $50 per person – for more information, call 732-449-4530.

Saturday, May 3: Head on over to Wall Stadium Speedway for Fan Appreciation Day! There will be a party on the track where fans can meet the drivers and see the cars up close. Cars displayed include: Downs Ford Modifieds, Sportsman, Legends, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders. Tickets will be sold at a discounted price – for more information and times, call 732-681-6400.

Saturday, May 10: It’s Opening Day at Monmouth Racetrack (Oceanport)! The staff welcomes back Thoroughbred racing to the Jersey Shore with FREE Grandstand admission and half price Clubhouse admission. A shore tradition since 1846 and home to the best racing fans in the country, the Monmouth Park gates re-open for the 2014 season at 11:30am and the first port is at 12:50pm. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a VIP Season & Parking Pass! For more information, call 732-222-5100.

Sunday, May 11: Make a statement this year and surprise your mom with a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Laurita Winery (New Egypt)! Catered by Branches Catering, brunch will be served featuring a spread of exceptional dishes using many local seasonal ingredients. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of their 43 acres of beautiful vineyards surrounded by rolling hills and local farms while enjoying a wonderful and memorable meal with the mom you love! Space is limited, call 732-542-5050 to make reservations in advance.

Tuesday, May 13: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Ocean Counties are hosting their 15th Annual Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Event at Buona Sera Ristorante (Red Bank)! From 6:30pm-9:30pm, enjoy six different wine tasting tables, sample Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a surprise brew for the beer lovers. The night will also include passed hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, pasta and specialty stations, and a delectable desserts display that will round out this fantastic evening. There will also be Silent and Chance Auctions that will offer something for everyone! The attendees’ presence will enable BBBSMMC to sustain and expand their one-on-one mentoring programs for children in our community. For more information, click on the event link above.

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18: Enjoy a 2 day cycling adventure for the Bike MS 2014: Coast to Coast Tour! Choose your challenge, with route options for all cycling abilities all starting at Monmouth University (West Long Branch). You’ll travel through seaside towns, across inlets, through the Pine Barrens and finish in historic Cape May. There are route options for cyclists of every level, ranging from 25-170 miles. The ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike mechanics, full meals, and support vehicles. Invite your family and friends to cheer as you cross the finish line and enjoy a lunch at Monmouth University for the shorter routes or a wonderful evening celebration for those riding to the Pinelands. A fantastic dinner awaits you with great food, music, a beer garden, massage tent and fun. For prices and more information, call the MS National Society at 732-660-1005 ex.44321.

Saturday, May 17: It’s the Calendar for Kids of Monmouth County’s Family Fun Day at Pier Village (Long Branch)! The event is free of charge and will be held from 10am-2:30pm including outdoor family oriented activities, kiddie yoga, face painting, tumbling demonstrations along with family vendors and resources to help you have a happy and healthy family. This annual event has grown each year and is now one of Pier Village’s signature family events. For more information, click on the event link above.

Click on the links below for information on local events just for Memorial Day!

Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1: Three days of sun, sunsets, and evening stars featuring the best restaurants, non-stop music, and family fun – it’s the Red Bank Riverfest! Red Bank, considered the hippest town in the state of New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, is home to this three-day event. Additional attractions include a children’s palace and river cruises to enjoy the scenic views of the Navesink River. Times are as follows, Friday 5pm -10pm, Saturday 11am -10pm, and Sunday 11am – 6pm. For more information, 732-741-0055.

Have a great month!

Things to Do on a Budget in Monmouth & Ocean Counties this April 2014

family-spring-gardenSpring has FINALLY sprung! Alas, we can put this brutal winter behind us and focus on the warm weather that is here to stay for a while. We know many of you are eager to be able to get out of house and enjoy the many activities that the spring weather brings. Listed below are many free or very inexpensive activities that you and your family and friends can enjoy this April. As always, we welcome you to post a comment with your feedback, we’d love to hear how you liked any of the events we posted!

Tuesday, April 8th: Celebrate dining at the Jersey Shore and the kick off to the 2014 spring/summer season with a glance at signature dishes and new items debuting this season from some of the hottest restaurants in town! Join 94.3 The Point and Driscoll Foods at “Sample the Shore” event being held at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel (Asbury Park) from 6pm to 9pm. Admission is just $15 per person or two for $20 and will include sampling from more than 20 participating restaurants. For a list of all participating restaurants, click on the event link above. For more information, call 848-221-8082.

Wednesday, April 9th: The Southern Ocean County Community Foundation will be hosting the 19th Annual “Taste of Southern Ocean County Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction” for the benefit of our local food pantries. Since its inception in 1995, the Taste Dinner has enabled the foundation to distribute more than $550,000. The dinner features fabulous dishes that showcase the talents of local chefs who donate their time and talent to support this cause. The 2014 dinner, Evening in Venice, features flavorful dishes of this romantic paradise that have inspired chefs for centuries. This year the dinner will be held at Sea Oaks Country Club (Little Egg Harbor) from 5:30pm – 10pm and will be transformed into a Venetian splendor! For more information, click on the event link above.

Saturday, April 12th: Bring the entire family to the Searchlight’s Community Egg Hunt (Long Branch). Kids will enjoy carnival games, inflatables, air-brush tattoos, cotton candy, and of course the Easter Bunny will be hopping around! The event will take place from 11am – 1pm and admission is FREE! Parents, be sure to bring a bucket or basket for your kids to collect all their goodies. Also, be sure you bring a camera because there will be lots of photo opportunities. The egg hunt is open to children up to the 6th grade and registration is required – click on the event link above to get started!

In celebration of Earth Month, head on down to the InfoAge Science History Museum (Wall Twp) for an educational and interesting event titled, Observing Earth Beyond Hurricane Sandy.” Learn about the earth’s changing climate, while focusing on the risks and solutions. The event will be held from 2pm – 4pm and is open to the public but it’s encouraged that attendees give a $5 donation to the museum. For more information call 732-280-3000.

Saturday, April 12 & Sunday, April 13th: An all-time favorite of audiences since they first performed in 2000, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz presented by the Company of Dance Arts is a charming and whimsical presentation of this classic tale and will be performing at the Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) for a limited time! The beautiful lighting and set design, colorful costumes, and exciting choreography combine to make this production one that all will enjoy. The show will begin at 3pm on both days and tickets start at just $20. Bring the whole family for a fun filled day! For more information, call 732-842-9000.

Saturday, April 19th: Join the Allaire Village Easter Bunny and villagers to celebrate the holiday with the 10,000 Easter Egg Hunt! Once you enter through admissions, let the hunt begin – 10,000 eggs will be hidden in the village for children (up to age 12) to hunt for in order to fill their baskets. Don’t forget to bring your basket and start your fun – there will be larger prizes with special tickets hidden in select eggs. Admission opens at 12pm and the hunt begins upon entry. There will also be a homemade Bonnet Contest and a parade that will begin at 2pm in front of the General Store. The event will also include historic children’s games, militia demonstrations, children’s arts and crafts projects, face-painting and open-hearth cooking. Come and join the EGG-cellent fun! For more information, call 732-919-3500.

Friday, April 25th: Go for a run in the Asbury Park & Jersey Shore RunAPalooza! Registration is FREE and is now open for 2014 (click on the event link to register). Participants can sign up for either the Asbury Park Half Marathon or the Jersey Shore 5K. This event is organized by the Jersey Shore Running Club. For more information, call (609) 896-8000.

Saturday, April 26th: The Monmouth County Park System is hosting a FREE Spring Craft Show at Tatum Park (Middletown). Stop by anytime between 9am – 2pm and pick up the perfect homemade item for your garden or home! For more information, call 732-842-4000 ext. 4312.

How about a girls’ afternoon out? The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will hold it’s 10th Annual Spring Tea, which will take place from 2pm – 4pm and seating will begin at 1:30 pm at the West Park Recreation Center (Oakhurst). All food is prepared by museum volunteers and includes: tea sandwiches, breads, desserts and scones with whipped cream, butter and jam along with a variety of teas. There will be a gift auction, a boutique of hand quilted crafts and doll clothes, and entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for a fancy hat contest, so plan on wearing a hat to the event! Tickets must be purchased in advance and are just $25.00 per person – get your tickets today by calling 732-531-2136.

Sunday, April 27th: Looking for a “Sunday Funday” adventure? Why not head down to Bradley Beach for their Spring Restaurant Tour! From 11:30am – 3:30pm, the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Spring Restaurant Tour, featuring delicious samples of signature dishes from participating restaurants. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, and $25.00 the day of the event. For more information, call 732-776-2999.

Spring into fun this month – enjoy!

Things to Do on a Budget in Monmouth and Ocean Counties this March 2014

family movie nightSpring is just a few weeks away and we hope with some “luck of the Irish,” the brutal winter will be over and the mild weather is soon to come! Even though many of us are experiencing cabin fever, you can still enjoy a number of free and/or inexpensive activities this month in Monmouth and Ocean Counties with your family and friends.

Sunday, March 2: It’s Belmar’s 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Starting at 12:30pm, you and your family can enjoy one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in New Jersey. Men and women of the Jersey Shore join together and march up Main Street in Belmar in honor of St. Patrick. The parade is intended to be a showcase for the Irish Riviera and attendees will be entertained by marchers, bands, fire engines, and much more! For more information, call 732-280-2648.

Friday, March 7 – Saturday, March 8: The Walnut Street Theatre’s national tour of Driving Miss Daisy stops at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) for two performances. This classic play is a funny, timeless, searing, and ultimately hopeful meditation on growing old, relationships, and loyalty. This iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Era, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of Miss Daisy and her newly hired Chauffeur, Hoke. You can purchase tickets online as low as $20 – a great date night or girls night out! For more information, call 732-528-9211.

Sunday, March 9: Have you been dying to go to dinner in Belmar but can never make a decision? Head on out for a night on the town for Belmar’s 6th Annual Restaurant Tour! Some of the participating restaurants include: 10th Ave Burrito Co., Nichhio Ristorante, Ferderico’s, La Dolce Vita, Jersey Shore BBQ and so many more. Tickets are just $30 up until 3/8, or $35 the day of the event and takes place from 11:30am-4:30pm. For more information, call 732-681-3700 ext. 214.

Asbury Park will be hosting its 1st Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade route begins at 1pm on the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Ave and continues southwest towards downtown. The parade is a non-profit event, open to the public featuring marching bands, floats, neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, roller skaters, bagpipe contingents, scouting groups, dance groups, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials, commercial businesses, and anyone else who wants to join the celebration. All are welcome and FREE to attend. For more information, call 732-775-7676.

*Just a friendly reminder, to “spring ahead” for Daylight Saving Time starting at 2:00am on Sunday, March 9th. Turn those clocks ahead an hour!

Saturday, March 15: This St. Patrick’s Day, get ready to don your festive green attire and have a blast for FREE at Laurita Winery (New Egypt)! Whether you are celebrating your Irish pride or simply enjoying good times with family and friends, Laurita is the place to be. The Laurita Winery Market Place will be open and serving up delicious Irish fare such as corned beef & cabbage and traditional Irish lamb stew. Don’t miss this last opportunity for a green-themed hurrah and spend St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Laurita. Sláinte! FREE admission for all – for more information, call 609-752-0200

Sunday, March 16: Cirque Zíva is coming to Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) at 7pm for a fast-paced, technologically innovative and beautifully presented new acrobatic show. The large cast and spectacular set designs illustrate the best brand of artistic merit, high production value, and solid commitment to cultural exchange. The cast members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances each year and has toured through all 50 states and in over 65 countries across the world. Tickets start at just $15 – for more information, call 732-842-9000.

Saturday, March 22: Spend some quality time with your mom at the 2014 Ocean County Moms Fair! This is an entire fair dedicated to Ocean County mothers and a great day to come out and meet local businesses and organizations that cater to Ocean County moms. The fair will be held at the VFW in Brick from 11am-2pm and is FREE if you register online in advance or $5 at the door. For more information, click on the link above.

Saturday, March 29: Bring the kids to enjoy an April Fools Party at The Music Man -Singing Ice Cream Shoppe (Lavalette). You will experience an old-fashioned ice cream shoppe with a twist! Waiters who are your performers, will sing and perform an upbeat broadway revue for all the guests while you enjoy our sweet and tasty sundae creations. This is family entertainment for all ages. While orders are delivered, music is playing and the wait staff begins to involve our customers in fun spoofs, getting at least one person from each table sing, dance or shout for their ice cream! Shows run for about 15-20 minutes at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm – for more information, call 732-854-2779.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy spring!

Things to Do on a Budget in Monmouth and Ocean Counties this February 2014

44B1BDBF45EE25F244F73714255CBWith record breaking temperatures this winter, it’s time to make your way out of hibernation and have some fun even if there is snow on the ground. It’s the month to celebrate “love,” so grab your loved ones and enjoy some quality time with one another. Check out these free and/or inexpensive activities happening right here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

February 8 & 9 and 15 & 16: Romance is in the air! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at 4JG’s Winery with wine tastings and of course chocolate – the perfect pair! The Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail event takes place for two consecutive weekends from 12pm-5pm (127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck). For more information, call 908.930.8066.

Sunday, February 9: Looking for a winter getaway? Check out Monmouth County’s First Ever Vacation Expo presented by Sickles Market and Excel Travel. From 11am-3pm, head over to Sickles Market (1 Harrison Ave, Little Silver) and check out cruise lines, exotic destinations, yacht charters, adventure holidays and more. Plus, Excel Travel will be offering an EXTRA $100 OFF any vacation package booked at the event. For more information, call 732.571.1960.

The Monmouth County SPCA will be hosting their annual Valentine’s Brunch to help raise money for homeless animals. Enjoy brunch, refreshments, live music and gift auction prizes! Event will take place from 11am-2pm at McLoone’s Pier House at Pier Village (1 Ocean Ave, Long Branch). Tickets include one Mimosa or Bloody Mary, a huge chance auction with incredible prizes for people & pets, a “Smooch a Pooch” Kissing Booth, 50/50 raffle and more! Hurry – purchase tickets online because this event sells out fast. For more information, call 732.440.1558.

Monday, February 17 – Wednesday, February 26: It’s Red Bank’s 1st Annual Restaurant Week! In a town known for its food, lovers of the Red Bank restaurant scene will have even more to cheer about! The first-ever celebration will feature $30 prix fixe dinner menus at many of the borough’s outstanding restaurants plus promotions and discounts at great eateries and food retailers (event excludes Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22). For more information, call 732.741.9211.

Tuesday, February 18: “Oh, the things you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper – Seussical! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences features thirteen actors and enhanced production values. Seussical is TheatreworksUSA’s biggest show ever! Purchase tickets online or at the door for just $10 or $12 — the show will take place at 12:15pm at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre (400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch). A perfect family event! For more information, call 732.263.6889.

Friday, February 21- Sunday, February 23: A celebration of great food and wine at the Jersey Shore, it’s the Jersey Shore Wine Weekend! The events will take place all weekend at Ocean Place Resort and Spa (1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch). With a special hotel offer, breakfast and spa credit, enjoy a couples’ or girlfriends’ weekend getaway! Check out the link above for a the schedule of events. For more information, call 732.571.4000.

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2: Get your girlfriends together for Ocean Grove’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend! Book your choice of participating hotels and enjoy activities like a yoga class, champagne tasting, cooking class, wine and cheese tasting, massage/facial and so much more. Rooms starting at just $84, you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to take a break from your husbands and boyfriends, and enjoy a weekend filled with activities, entertainment, and relaxation with your girls! For more information, call 732.774.1391.

Have a great month!