Celebrate Summer at these Open-Air Events Near Your Senior Citizen Apartments in NJ
Probably the best part of summer is being outside, enjoying the warmth and open skies. What better way to celebrate the summer season than by partaking in special activities and events only available during the glory season? Lucky for you, Ocean County offers plenty of great opportunities to get outside and revel in the fun. Barnegat67 is happy to present a list of some of the fantastic open air activities and events happening near your senior citizen apartments in NJ!
One of the absolute best parts of the Summer season are all the farmer’s markets, providing a gorgeous cornucopia of fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally. Do your weekly grocery shopping at the Downtown Toms River Farmers Market—you’ll find everything from baked goods, pickled goods, herbs and spices, and other hand-made specialties, such as soaps.
Location: Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn, 28 Hadley Ave, Tom’s River
Time: Every Wednesday 22 May- 20 November, 11am-5pm
Canines & Cocktails
If you have a furry friend living with you at your senior citizen apartments in NJ, you’ll be happy to know that you can take your pup with you to this event! Sip on a cocktail and enjoy live music with your four legged best friend every Monday.
Location: Jenks Inlet Bar at Point Pleasant Beach
Time: Every Monday night from 5pm-9pm
Beach and Boardwalk Concert Series
If you love live music, the Beach & Boardwalk Concert Series is a MUST. With FREE weekly concerts showing off fantastic classic rock cover bands, along with local favorites, you’ll have a blast tapping your feet at this extravaganza.
Location: Seaside Heights Beach Stage
Time: 7pm on nights scattered throughout the summer season.
Movies on the Beach
Bring a beach chair and blankets to get cozy on the beach for a sunset film! What could be better than a Sunday evening film in the sand, with the ocean providing the calming background sound. Bring some snacks and drinks and make a date of it!
Location: Carteret Avenue Beach
Time: Every Sunday evening at 8:30pm-11pm
Seaside Park Summer Concert Series
Another free summer concert series, the Seaside Park shows will be more low key than those at the Beach and Boardwalk shows—but just as much fun! Get out and enjoy the tunes and community atmosphere.
Location: Seaside Park Police Department Lawn
Time: Mondays 7:30 pm- 9:00pm through August
Country Music & BBQ Fest
If you’re a country music fan, you might be interested in attending the two day Country Music and BBQ Fest in Seaside Heights. Boot stompin’ fun and BBQ? What could be a better way to celebrate summer?
Location: Seaside Heights
Time: September 13-14, 11Am-9Pm
Girl’s Night at the Winery
Enjoy a night out with the ladies! Chat and sip on delicious local wine. Laurita Winery offers special wine deals for the girls on select evenings, at $5 a glass and 10% off bottles.
Location: Laurita Winery, New Egypt, NJ
Time: September 18, 6-9pm
Kiddie Beach Shows
If you’re looking for a fun event to take the grandkids, check out the Kiddie Beach Shows at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach. With magic, jugglers, and other circus acts, the kids will have a blast!
Location: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Time: every Monday at 7pm, through August
Wine on the Beach
Another great wine event is Wine on the Beach! Come sample NJ wines from more than 10 New Jersey wineries while your feet are buried in the white sands and the sound of waves washing the shore. Various restaurant will be offering food and family activities will be available, as well as live music to enjoy. You will also have the opportunity to browse local artisans and crafters. This is a great way to spend the day at the beach not far from your senior citizen apartments in NJ.
You’ll have to get a ticket for this one–$15 advance, or $20 day of.
Location: Seaside Heights
Time: September 7-8 at Noon-5pm
Who doesn’t love fireworks? Get your fix every Wednesday night in Seaside Heights! The bright bursts are visible everywhere on the boardwalk and from various positions on the beach. Choose a great spot and prepare to be dazzled!
Location: Seaside Heights
Time: every Wednesday through 28 August, at 9:30pm
Bonfires on the Beach
Few things speak to summer evenings like gathering around a fire underneath the stars. Enjoy the feeling of closeness as you gaze into the flames and listen to acoustic music. This is a family friendly event, so bring the grandkids and have fun roasting marshmallows to that perfect golden brown—or even indulge in a S’more or two!
Location: Seaside Heights North Beach
Time: Mondays, begins at dusk, approximately 7:30-9:30pm
Other Fun Outdoor Activities
Of course, there are other ways besides attending big events to enjoy the fabulous outdoors in the summer time! Here are a few suggestions to get the juices flowing:
One of the joys of living by the seaside is the opportunity of getting on a boat. Take a boat tour—there are a variety of options near Ocean County. For example, the River Belle Cruise and Dinner boat offers just that: dinner and a cruise—leaving from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Another great option is the River Lady Cruises in Tom’s River, NJ—also offering an evening ride with dinner.
If you want to get some exercise and movement, Nordic walking is taking the world by storm! A powerful, but super easy to implement, way of walking that is great for your body and emotional health, Nordic walking is an excellent way to get out into nature. Check out our article on great locations around Ocean County to take your walking poles!
Visit a Park
There are lots of wonderful parks in Ocean County where you can go for a stroll, have a picnic or feed the ducks. Check out Cloverdale Farm County Park, or Eno’s Pond County Park. If you want a bit of history while you get your outdoor fix, Monmouth Battlefield State Park could be just right for you—dating from the Revolutionary War, you can explore farmhouses and even pick some fruit from the orchard! For a few other ideas, check out our article on Fun Things to Do Around Barnegat67.
New Jersey is blessed with lots of great golf courses, and it’s the perfect way to get some exercise out in the fresh air, by yourself or with friends. Summer is the perfect time to take up golf lessons to perfect your swing! Check out our article on golfing opportunities near your senior citizen apartments here!
Take a Drive up the Coast
It’s always fun to take a road trip in the summertime. Day trips up and down the coast can be a great way to get out of town and enjoy the scenery. Roll down your windows and breathe in the sea air. Stop in little towns along the way to do some antique shopping. Find a great restaurant to have a fresh meal and a glass of wine. Follow your nose and enjoy the summer vibes!
Fly a Kite!
If you’re out of ideas, you can always go fly a kite! Flying kites can be a wonderfully meditative and enjoyable activity to partake in. Find a kite that you love—with bright colors and lots of trailers, or simple and monochrome—and get out to the beach or park to make your kite dance in the wind.
Summertime is all about enjoying the outdoors and relaxing into the easy life. Ocean County and neighboring county’s provide a plethora of fabulous outdoor activities and events to please every taste. Barnegat 67 offers senior citizen apartments in NJ so you’ll be close to all the fun. And, if you prefer to relax closer to home, Barnegat 67 offers a rooftop resident lounge where you can enjoy a book or a good conversation under the open air—and in your own home!
Whatever you do, be sure to get out and enjoy the summer season!