It may not feel like it today, but the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is right around the corner. The Jersey Shore will start rockin’ and won’t quit until Labor Day or thereafter for us locals. There are plenty of beaches within 10 miles to take the family for a day of fun in the sun. There are bay beaches in Union Beach, Keansburg, Port Monmouth, and Highlands and ocean beaches at Sandy Hook and Sea Bright. For a complete list of Monmouth County beaches click here. Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids are just a few miles away. Six Flags Great Adventure is less than an hour away. Here is a summary of family fun activities at the Jersey Shore for Memorial Day.
SeaStreak Yankees Baseball Package available May 29 and May 30 against the Cleveland Indians. Cruise your way to Lower and Midtown Manhattan on board one of SeaStreak’s luxurious catamarans. SeaStreak provides daily year-round ferry services from Atlantic Highlands and Conners, Highlands, NJ to Pier 11 Wall Street, East 35th Street and the World Financial Center in New York City. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, full service bar, rest rooms and complimentary parking, SeaStreak fast passenger catamarans provide the most civilized commute to New York City!
Keyport Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM. The parade route begins on Broad Street, turns left onto West Front Street ends at Fireman’s Park on West Front Street. Members of local American Legion and VFW posts representing the military, including the Color Guard, will lead the parade. There will be over 30 parade participants featuring marchers and floats with our local Civic, Church, Environmental and Community organizations, the Keyport Senior Center, Recreation Committee, Keyport Fire, First aid and Rescue units, Keyport Schools and more. Keyport’s downtown stores, restaurants and cafes will be open offering parade specials.
Munchmobile Hot Dog Showdown at Monmouth Park on Saturday, May 29th. Sponsored by the Star-Ledger. Kick off the summer with our two-day celebration of summer – Brats, Burgers & Beer. No advance tickets required. On the track, the $100,000 John J. Reilly and $100,000 Lamplighter Stakes highlight the afternoon. In 2009, local legend Joey P. captured the John J. Reilly for the third time in his extremely successful career.
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 7:00pm Paramount Theatre 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park. A Benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County. Tickets $49 to $249 Advance tickets: 732-775-7862 or e-mail email@example.com You can purchase tickets at The Stone Pony box office for all Paramount Theatre shows. The Stone Pony box office hours are Wednesday through Monday from 12-5 and all show hours.
Jersey Shore Pirate Adventures aboard The Sea Gypsy May 29-31 As a thank you to our troops they are offering a 20% discount with military ID.
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets Sidewalk Sale May 28th through May 31st from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Enjoy additional savings at participating stores during the annual Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale. Plus, enjoy live entertainment Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Noon – 3pm in Sand Castle Court. Tinton Falls
“Meet the Surflighters” Beach Haven, NJ The 2010 ensemble performs songs and dances from the coming season. A reception follows.
The Galleria Red Bank Farmer’s Market Sunday, May 30 9:00am to 2:00pm This farmers market, running every Sunday from May 9, 2010 – November 14, 2010 and offers fresh, locally grown produce from some of New Jerseys finest farmers as well as showcasing unique crafts and wonderful eateries. The Galleria Red Bank Parking Lot Corner of Bridge Ave and West Front St, Red Bank.
10th Annual Seaport Craft Show Sunday, May 30th in Highlands, NJ A wonderful array of specialty vendors and crafters lined up in Huddy Park from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Shop for unique Jewelry, handmade items and many other treasures. The Seaport Craft Show is held annually on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Contact: Carla Email: HBP@highlandsnj.com Call: (732) 291-4713
Allenhurst Outdoor Antiques Market May 30th 9:00am to 4:00pm. Chic Recycled Treasures in an old Fashion Outdoor Market. Large Pedestrian only zone next to Deal Lake, Downtown Historical Allenhurst with Food Vendors & all sorts of Vintage Merchandise. Bargains Galore.
Monmouth Park Family Fun Day Sunday, May 30th Family Fun Days are every Sunday and Holiday Memorial Day to Labor Day from 12 noon – 4 pm. All Activities are FREE and include:Pony Rides,Face Painters,Clowns,Bounce House, Live Music. Grandstand admission is $3, children 12 and under are always admitted free. Come out and see why Asbury Park Press readers named Monmouth Park one of the “Best Family Attractions in Monmouth County.”
Asbury Park Memorial Day Fireworks Monday, May 31 on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.
Memorial Day Ceremony at the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial May 31st at 11:00am in Holmdel. The guest speaker at this year’s ceremony will be Major General Glenn Rieth, of Ewing Township, NJ. The ceremony will also include the presentation of two scholarships to New Jersey high school seniors and the induction of two Vietnam Veterans into the Memorial’s “In Memory” Program. New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel.
Memorial Day Nike Missile Defenses Tour Monday, May 31, 2 p.m. Join a car caravan tour to visit the Nike missile sites on Sandy Hook. These supersonic nuclear missiles protected the NY metro area from the 1950s through the 1970s. Meet at Guardian Park Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit
Call now for your Comfort Inn Middletown reservations at 732.671.3400, our double-bedded guest rooms go very quickly. You can find all of our hotel information on our website here. We look forward to welcoming you and our fingers are crossed for good weather!