Springtime Activities In Southern Monmouth County!



Squan Plaza has several events planned as the weather warms starting with an Electric Car Show: An Earth Day Drive-n-Ride event on Sun., April 23 from noon to 3 p.m. It is sponsored by the Manasquan Environmental Commission in Partnership with Circle BMW. There will be a charge point electric car charging stations available. Ride/drive BMW i3s and talk with local environmental groups.

The second event at Squan Plaza is the annual antique, craft, flea market and bake sale which is at the plaza Fri., May 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 732.714.6519 to reserve a table at $30 or$40 with a car.


As wonderful as the beach is, take some time to get yourself some culture. The Garden State Philharmonic is playing The Magic of Mozart at the Spring Lake Theatre on Third Ave., Sat., April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Please note: Officials in Spring Lake have expanded the time bike riders can cruise the boardwalk. The new times are 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. replacing the previous 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.


Surfs Up! Surfing fans will want to head to Belmar for the New Jersey State Surfing Championships May 6 and 7. The competition will divide surfers into age groups and amateurs as well as professionals who are also welcome to compete.

What’s up at Patricks Pub?

Patrick’s Pub in Neptune City is one fun place. Not only good food and drink but a place to show off your talent with an open mic night every Wednesday and Karaoke Thursdays with DJ Butch. For those who want to just sit back and enjoy the music, there is live entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Aside from all the awesome entertainment, Patrick’s has some pretty awesome food deals, too! Head there Monday for $5 Burgers and the next day for $5 Taco Tuesday. Don’t miss out on Wednesday’s great deal: $14.99 prime rib dinner, and wing fanatics will want to check out Thursday night’s special at 60 cents/wing with a minimum order of 10.

OPEN NOW: William F. Larken Golf Course

Golfers get ready! The William F. Larken Golf Course at Colonial Terrace in Ocean Township will be open for business April 1. This is a 9 hole municipal course offering over 2600 yards of golf in a park like setting. Hours are 7 a.m. to dusk seven days a week. Special events and discounts are offered throughout the season.

Call 732.775.3636 or check out their website for more info: colonialterracegolf.com 

Weekend in Old Monmouth Tour

The annual Weekend in Old Monmouth Tour is set for May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., May 7 from noon to 5 p.m. with three new sites added to this year’s tour. They are: Crawford House c.1920 in Tinton Falls which commemorates three generations of the Crawford family who ran a butcher shop at the site in the town’s historic district; Spring Lake Historical Society Museum, which is dedicated to that town’s local history and connection to surrounding communities and Stephen Crane House c. 1778 in Asbury Park, which was home to the fames author of “The Red Badge of Courage.”

Participants can begin planning their routes on the county website at www.visitmonmouth.com

Allaire Village Christmas Lantern Tours

Allaire Village is hosting its annual guided Christmas Lantern Tours on Dec. 10, 16 and 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Allaire Historic Village is located at 4236 Atlantic Ave. in Farmingdale.
Come and enjoy this nighttime event at Allaire and learn what Christmas in 1836 was all about. The tour includes music, history and a little bit of theater. Admission is $14.50. No strollers allowed and not recommended for those under 5.

Calling Wine Tasters and Wine Makers!

Winemakers will have an opportunity to showcase their craft at the Handcrafted Wine Tasting and Competition at The Belmar Arts Center on Sat., Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $25. Members of the public can enter their own personally crafted wine or buy a ticket to be part of the tasting and judging.

Taste of the Shore

The Manasquan Elks is hosting the Scott Jansen Taste of the Shore on Mon., Oct. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 17 Stockton Lake Blvd.


Tickets are $35 and include food, beer, wine and soft drinks. Fine dining selections will be presented by 15 area restaurants.

All funds support the Special Children’s Committee. Call Linda Burke at 732.528.7322 or Mary Mercer at 732.449.2450.