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There are plenty of ways for you to stay involved and to take action.  Check out some of the many events we have going on throughout the year. Share with your friends and family, and help us protect and restore the Bay!

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

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Upcoming Events

Jul
22
Mon
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

We are proud to announce our third of many workshops to come this summer here at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter!

Come learn about how you can help combat pollution in the Barnegat Bay Watershed and construct a rain barrel to take home with you.

RSVP Required! See “Tickets”. Limited number available.

Although the program is free, donations are always appreciated to help keep this program alive! Donations can be made via cash or check on the day of event, or at https://www.savebarnegatbay.org/donate/.

Aug
2
Fri
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beach Ball-A-Palooza @ Bayfront Field

FREE event Beach Ball-a-Palooza on the bayfront hosted by Ocean County Parks & Recreation. Music by Jimmy and the Parrots, nature walks, Bay Boat tours on Pontoon Boats, games, crafts, nature walks, dancing, inflatables and community information. Bring a beach chair or blanket. FREE shuttle from parking at Cattus Island County Park.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Aug
17
Sat
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park Festival @ Huddy Park

The Toms River Artist Community is holding an outdoor Art in the Park event in Huddy Park. Come and see what your local artists have created. There will be paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and notecards on display, many items will be for sale.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Sep
7
Sat
Annual Pirate’s Day Festival @ Gazebo Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Pirate's Day Festival @ Gazebo Park  | Barnegat Township | New Jersey | United States

Wear your best swashbuckling outfit and have some fun at this year’s Pirate’s Day in Barnegat! There will be a Pirate Re-enactment Crew, Live Music and Vendor Fair as Pirate’s Day invades Historic Barnegat. Two stages, pirate-themed kids’ games and a vendor and craft fair fill the tree-lined streets in the center of town. As always, Pirate’s Day is a free event to attend and enjoy.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front  | Island Heights | New Jersey | United States

This FREE family event features sailboat races in the morning, crafters and vendors, great food vendors including food trucks, inflatable kiddie rides,  50/50, adult beverages for purchase is hosted by the Rotary Club of Toms River! This event benefits many local charities and high school scholarship program.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Sep
28
Sat
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park | Tuckerton | New Jersey | United States

Barnegat Bay has a rich history in duck hunting and decoy carving. This two day festival boasts exhibitors, contests, food, local vendors, and environmentalists that all originate with a passion for Barnegat Bay!

Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show at the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, NJ. The show will focus on bird books, decoy carvings, antique duck carvings, gunning decoys, quack decoy items. It will attract many visitors designers, artisans, artists, decoy handicraft and exhibitors.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Oct
5
Sat
Annual Fall Forestry Festival @ Forest Resource Education Center
Oct 5 all-day
Annual Fall Forestry Festival @ Forest Resource Education Center  | Jackson | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy the day and learn about the forest surrounding you. Some of the fun activities of the day will include: • Maple Sugaring • Nature Walks • Crafts • Forestry Displays & Demos * Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society • Classroom Presentations Given by Naturalist and Much, Much More! This is a FREE event for everyone. 

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Jersey Shore Makerfest and Green Fair @ Toms River High School North
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jersey Shore Makerfest and Green Fair @ Toms River High School North

In October 2015, the JSMF was started as an experimental, experiential, educational, and non-profit annual community event, a FREE and free-wheeling celebration of creativity and imagination that’s part MythBusters, science lab, county fair, and art studio. It consists of 70-100 maker booths and workshops, a drone/RC field, an EdTalk studio with live interviews and motivational presentations, competitive and instructional robotics arenas, and the annual town Green FairOver 350 makers and 13,000 attendees have joined us these past four years. Come be part of the fun and learning!

*Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park | Ocean Township | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy the Music of the Pines, Cultural Demonstrations & Lectures, Traditional Crafts & Crafts, Kids Crafts and Games, Nature & History Programs, Food, Free Shuttle Buses and more…Rain or Shine!

Learn how to become a “Piney from your head to your ….hiney!”

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Sep
1
Tue
Meet Dan Fagin, Author “Toms River”
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet Dan Fagin, Author "Toms River"

Throughout the month of August, members of the Barnegat Bay Book Club will have been reading “Toms River” by Dan Fagin. Join us for our fourth virtual event as we talk with Dan Fagin about his journalistic research to do with the chemical company Ciba-Geigy and the pollution left in its wake.

This event will take place in a Zoom meeting on September 1st at 6pm. This event will be recorded and posted to youtube.

“A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes frequently about environmental science, Dan Fagin is also a science journalism professor at New York University. His bestselling book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction, as well as the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the National Academies Science Book Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, among other honors. A rave review in the New York Times described Toms River as “great journalism” and “a new classic of science reporting.” Dan’s recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature and Slate.” –danfagin.com

Purchase the book and learn more about Dan Fagin https://danfagin.com/

Join the Barnegat Bay Book Club https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081534-barnegat-bay-book-club