Jun 01, 2017

Special Events for June 2017

June 8 through 11

2017 Bayshore Greek Festival – at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Church, 20 Hillcrest Road, Holmdel. Fun for the whole family at this longstanding traditional favorite event, with Greek food and pastries, music and dancing, specialty booths, amusement rides and games, cooking demonstrations, and more. Held rain or shine, with indoor and outdoor activities. Free parking and free bus shuttle. Hours are Thursday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., Friday from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m., Saturday from 1:00 to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visit www.GreekFestivalHolmdel.com.


June 10

Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. Rain date June 11. More than 100 classic cars, vendors, food, live music, and kid-friendly activities at this free event. Visit www.atlantichighlands.org/events/carshow.

Middletown Village’s First Walking Tour – 10:00 a.m. at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown. Wear comfortable shoes, as a colonial-garbed guide will take walkers on a 45-minute tour along Kings Highway, located in the heart of the Middletown Village Historic District. The village is among the oldest permanent English settlements in New Jersey, with the first land being purchased by settlers in 1664 from Popomora, an Indian chief. The historic district contains 99 properties, 12 of which have origins in the early 18th century. It’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes Marlpit Hall, with sections that date back 1686; Old First Church, a Baptist congregation founded in 1688; the Hendrickson Cemetery, where the oldest stone dates back to 1798; and a circa 1825 blacksmith shop that’s considered one of the oldest and best surviving shops in Monmouth County. The Middletown Village Historic District Tour will be available on the second Saturday of each month through September. All are also encouraged to stop by the Middletown Farmers and Makers Market at the Middletown Arts Center on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, June through September. Email townclerk@middletownnj.org or call (732) 615-2015.


June 11

Mah Jongg Tournament – at Monmouth Reform Temple, 322 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls. Do you love to play mah jongg? Come join the friendly, fun competition and bring your new 2017 card. Registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Mah Jongg at 9:00 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m., Mah Jongg from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and prizes at 3:30 p.m. Each round is four games and will be timed at one hour. There will be great auction baskets and prizes. Cost is $54 per person; limited seating, so register early by email at lsshapiro2@gmail.com.


June 16

Second Annual Lincroft Eats Food Truck Fest – 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Parking Lot 1, Lincroft. Enjoy live music, car show, craft vendors, and popular gourmet food trucks. Cost is $5 for adults; kids 12 and under are free. Be sure to bring your beach chairs and blankets to relax on the beautiful grounds of the Brookdale campus, in front of Monmouth Museum. Visit www.lincroftvillagegreen.org.


June 17

35th Annual Giant Ocean Grove Craft Show – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. between the beach and the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove. Thousands come each year to the huge open grass pathway for this free show to shop for unique, 100% handmade crafts and artwork exhibited by 300 artisans. Visit www.oceangrove.org/craftshow, email giantcraftshow@oceangrove.org, or call (732) 775-0035, ext. 119.


June 22

Learn about Nutrition – 7:00 p.m. at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown. Presented by Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright Fallon of Integrative Health and Nutrition and hosts of Nourish Noshes, a podcast on health and nutrition, and authors of Nourish, a community-supported cookbook. Visit www.mtpl.org or call (732) 671-3700, ext. 320.


June 24 and 25

14th Annual SkimBash 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the beach in Sea Bright. This annual skimboarding competition is part of Skim USA’s 2017 East Coast Pro/Am tour schedule. The points-accredited, high-energy, exciting event offers thrills for competitors and spectators of all ages. Skimboarders from beginners to professionals gather for the two-day event to show off their skills and compete for prizes. The Pro Division showcases the country’s best skimboarders, who compete for a cash purse. Families, teens, and young adults gather at Sea Bright’s beautiful beach to cheer on contestants and show their support for the local skimboarding community.


June 24

AAUW Northern Monmouth County Branch Used Book Bag Sale – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Old First Church, 69 Kings Highway, Middletown. Get ready for your summer reading. The 49th season of this popular book sale, which is open weekly on Saturdays, will close with a bag sale on June 24, where every shopper pays only $5 for each bag of books they fill. There will be a big selection of used books in good to excellent condition for all ages and interests, so make it a family affair. Proceeds provide university and college scholarships for women and girls, and support special projects locally to promote STEM education for middle school girls. Funds also provide leadership training for high school girls and offer workshop training in salary negotiations for college students and women returning to the work force. Donations of books are welcome and guidelines for donations are on the group’s website. Visit www.aauw-nj-nmcb.org or call (732) 933-4855.


June 25

Your Show of Shows: A Presentation by Barry Jacobsen – 2:00 p.m. at the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, 310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold. Your Show of Shows was a popular, live television variety show from 1950 to 1954, featuring comedians Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, with writers that included Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, and Carl Reiner. In the mid-1970s, Barry Jacobson worked for the creator of Your Show of Shows, Max Liebman, who at the time was semi-retired. Jacobson became an expert on the production and history of the show, and after Liebman died, took it upon himself to organize and donate artifacts that were in his office, many of which related to Your Show of Shows. Jacobson will show some of those artifacts, along with original kinescope clips of the TV program, and share insights into the show’s creation and personalities. Admission is $8 members, $10 non-members. Call (732) 252-6990 or visit www.jhmomc.org.