The Weekly LBI Events Are Courtesy Of The LBI Business Alliance.

Get excited for May with these weekly events!

Monday April 25th:

1. Monday Movie: “Morning Glory” 6:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County LIbrary in Surf City. Call 609-0494-2480 for more information.


Tuesday April 26th:

1. Storytime: 3:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 4-7. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

2. ReClam the Bay hosts an Open House: at the Ocean County Extension Center, 1632 Whitesville Road (Route 527) Toms River, NJ. For details or the speakers’ bureau call 732-349-1152 or visit


Wednesday April 27th:


1. Book Discussion: “The Inner Circle” by Brad Metzler. 2:30pm at the Beach Haven Library on Third Street. Call 609-492-7081 for more information.

2. Open Mike Readings: 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Open to all who would like to share poetry, essays, etc. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.

3. Secular Franciscan Chance Auction: 2pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall. All monies raised go directly to the needy in various ministries. Call Mary Hinds at 609-660-2124 for more information on donations and event.


Thursday April 28th:

1. Boxes and Bubbles: 10:30am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For babies and toddlers with their caregivers. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.


2. Bead Happy Hour: 5-8pm at Just Bead It in North Beach Haven. Come and learn new beading techniques and make cool spring jewelry! Call 609-492-2323 for more information.



Friday April 29th:

1. Annual Interfaith Sabath: 7:30am at St. Thomas of Villanova on 13th Street & Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. Father Steve Kluge of St. Francis will be the guest speaker and The Island Singers will also participate in the service. ALL ARE WELCOME. Please park on the North side of the church and enter via the right hand door at the top of the ramp on that side of the building.

Saturday April 30th:

1. Amergael celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Schmitter Party: at Speakeasy Pizzeria in Ship Bottom from 12 noon – 9pm. Cost is $10 and goes towards scholarships and food bank donations.


2. Fantasy Island Job Fair: 10am-2pm at Fantasy Island in Beach Haven. Hiring for various positions. Contact Melanie at 609-492-4000 ext 31 for more information and to schedule an interview.


3. Crazy Craft Drop-In: 3-m at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For kids of all ages. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.


4. Holocaust Remembrance Day Film Discussion: 2pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. The film is “Inheritance.” Call 609-494-2480 for more information.


5. Lighthouse International Film Festival Fundraiser: 6:30-9pm at daddyO in Brant Beach. Actor and producer P.J. Leonard of “The Fallen Faithful” will be attending. Wine tasting of Renault Winery wine and champagne will take place. Tickets are $44 each and available at Things A-Drift, Century 21 Mary Allen Realty, Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce, and at the door. Email for more information.


6. Day of Reflection: 10am-3:30pm at the Maris StellaRetreat & Conference Center in Harvey Cedars. “Praying With the Spirit Among Us – Wind, Breath, Fire.” Call 609-494-1152 or 609-494-1182 for more information.


7. Green Up Clean Up: ALO and the LBI Business Alliance join forces for an Earth Day clean up! Keep an eye out for signs in front of LBI businesses for trash pickup and cleanup headquarters! Just Bead It in North Beach Haven and Surf City, the Ship Bottom Boat Ramp, and many other locations will have trash bags, gloves, and data sheets for pick up. After party at Nardi’s to follow!





What’s Open:


Not sure what businesses are open on LBI? Visit for a listing of over 100 Long Beach Island Businesses along with their hours of business and contact information!



Worship on Long Beach Island


– Grace Calvary Church in Ship Bottom – 609-494-7777

– Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Beach Haven – 609-492-7571 or 609-492-2108

– Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach – 609-494-6888

– Island Baptist Church in Beach Haven – 609-492-7584

– Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island – 609-492-4090


Please Note: JCC Shabbat Services are Friday Evening at 7:30 pm in St.Thomas of Villanova Church in Surf City while the New Synagogue is being built


– Kynett United Methodist Church of Beach Haven – 609-492-0421

– St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brant Beach – 609-494-8813

– St. Peter’s at the Light Episcopal Church in Barnegat Light – 609-494-2398

– Terrace United Methodist Church in Beach Haven Terrace – 609-492-9843

– Zion Lutheran Church in Barnegat Light – 609-494-8676



Weekly Entertainment and Performances Found At:


– Bayberry Inn: (609-494-8848)

– Buckalew’s Tavern & Restaurant: (609-492-1065)

– Daddy O: (609-494-1300)

– The Gateway: (609-494-1661)

– Nardi’s Tavern: (609-492-9538)


Ongoing Events:


Barnegat Lighthouse is Open: The # 2 tourism destination in the State Of New Jersey is open on weekends and has reported a “full parking lot” and a great number of visitors in the past few weekends.


Prom Dress and Accessory Collection: Donate clean prom dresses and accessories in good wearable condition to Red Sails Salon in Surf City or Regenerate in Beach Haven. Shoes, handbags, and cocktail/special occasion dresses are all gratefully accepted for Southern Regional High School.


Through May 5: After School Arts Enrichment Program Exhibition: At the LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences. Students from 9 local school display their work. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.


Saturdays March 5-May 28: Youth Arts Program for grades K-5: at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Class fees vary, call 609-494-1241 for more information.


Through May 16: “Top That!” Contemporary ake Toppers: m.t. burton Gallery in Surf City. Creations by more than 30 artists are shown. Call 609-494-0006 for more information.


April 17-24th: Easter Holy Week Services at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on Marine Street in Beach Haven. Begins Palm Sunday and continues through all of Holy Week. All are welcome. Call 609-492-7571 for more information.


Mah Jong: Every Wednesday afternoon through April 27th at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City from 12:30-4pm. Some experience is necessary. Contact the JCC office at 609-494-2480 for more information.


Food Donations Needed: The St. Francis Food Pantry in Brant Beach is acception donations of non-perishable foods as well as detergents, soaps, and shampoo.


Womens’ Council of Realtors: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Bayberry Inn, 13th Street & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom. Call Theresa Hill at 609-597-6464 for more information.


Pottery Class: With ceramics artist Matt Burton every Tuesday from 6-9 pm or Thursdays from 1-4 pm at the M.T. Burton Gallery, 19th Street & Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. For more information call 609-494-0006.


Seedling Sale: Variety of seedlings offered by the Garden Club of LBI. Visit for more information.


Fiction Writers Group: Forming in Beach Haven: Meets 2 Thursdays per month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Call Debi for more information 856-912-1369.


Knitting Group Meeting: 10am Wednesdays at How You Brewin on 8th Street in Surf City. Call 609-494-2003 or visit for more information.


Coming Soon:


May 3: Adult Writers Group Meets. 1-3pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.


May 5-7: Book Sale: At the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Thurs & Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-noon. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.


May 11: The Art of Origami: 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. For ages 8-18, call 609-494-2480 for more information.


May 14: Science Saturday Lecture Series: 11am at the LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences in Loveladies. Topic is business and residential stewardship. Call 609-494-1241 for more information.


May 19: PTA Spring Fling Fundraiser/Auction Dinner: 6pm at Brant Beach Yacht Club. Proceeds go towards the LBI School PTA.


June 3-5: 3rd Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival. Details coming soon.


June 11th: LBIFest at the Long Beach Township Municipal Complex and Bayview Park. Email us at for more information, and visit to see what last year’s event was all about. Join the 6,500 people who enjoyed last year’s festivities.


Health and Living Well on LBI:


– Blood Pressure Screening: 11am at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.


– April 19, 21, 26 & 28: Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution: 10am-2pm at the LBI Health Dept. in Haven Beach. Call 609-492-1212 for information.


– St. Francis Senior Services: Outreach workers are available to assist with a variety of senior needs. Call 609-294-1197 for more information.


– Senior Exercise Class & Line Dancing: At the St. Francis center in Brant Beach. Ladies exercise: Monday-Wednesday & Friday 9-10am, Lien Dancing: Thursday 9-10am.


– Child & Adolescent Health Programs: Physical exams and immunizations are available for infants and children through age 18 at the LBI Health Department. Call 609-492-1212 for more information.


– Well Baby Clinic: at the LBI Health Department in Haven Beach. Call 609-361-1000 ex 250 or 609-492-1212 for appointment and information.


– Walking/Running Program: Monday-Friday 8-9am in the St. Francis Center gymnasium, Brant Beach. Call 609-494-8861 for more information.


– Flu Shots Offered: by appointment a the LBI Health Department, 11601 Long Beach Blvd. in Haven Beach. Call 609-492-1212 for more information and pricing.


– GED, Adult Basic Skills and 2nd Language Classes: Free classes provided by the St. Francis Family Services at the St. Francis Community Center. Call 609-597-9399 for more information.


– Parents and Children Together Homework Program: Mondays 6-8pm at the St. Francis Community Center in Brant Beach. Classes are designed to teach parents the skills they need to help children with homework. For grades 1-12. Call 609-597-9399 for more information.


For Your Interest:


– LBI Woodcarvers Association: meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm. Call 609-296-5606 for location.


– LBI Swing Dance Club: Singles or couples, beginner or expert, country, latin, etc are welcome to meet at whichever establishment has the most suitable entertainment for the week. Call 609-494-9742 on weekends or email on weekdays.


– St. Francis Community Pool Donations Sought: Send to St. Francis Swimming Pool Fund, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008.


– Beach Haven Community Arts Program’s Commemorative Bricks: Bricks are placed in the paths at Veterans’ Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven. Donations are $50 and order forms are available at the Beach Haven Library, borough hall, Uncle Will’s Pancake House, or call 609-492-8362.