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.
Surfs Up! Surfing fans will want to head to Belmar for the New Jersey State Surfing ChampionshipsMay 6 and 7. The competition will divide surfers into age groups and amateurs as well as professionals who are also welcome to compete.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
October Fest at Atlantic Farms will benefit Autism Speaks. Tickets are $12 will all proceeds going to Autism Speaks. Admission includes petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, hay bale maze, farm equipment displays and trunk or treat. The farm is located at 1506 Atlantic Avenue in Wall Township.
Pumpkin Patch Bash is at Barlow’s Flower Farm every Wednesday to Sunday until Oct. 31. Tickets are $5 and include a corn maze, hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch for picking your own, a scavenger hunt and photo booth. Cider will also be available.