Arts & Culture

Monmouth County


Metro Lyric Opera
40 Ocean Ave.
Allenhurst NJ 07711
Performs for Ocean & Monmouth counties. Education programs for kids & seniors.
(732) 531-2378.

Asbury Park

Asbury Baronet Theatre
205 4th Ave.
Asbury Park NJ 07712
Various shows, events.
(732) 775-5535.

Convention Hall & Paramount Theatre
1300 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park NJ 07712
The Boardwalk's famed Art Deco venues offer everything from rock concerts to opera to conventions.
(732) 502-4581.

Stephen Crane House Museum
508 Fourth Ave.
Asbury Park NJ 07712
Home of the author of the Red Badge of Courage and other novels, short stories, and articles.
(732) 775-2720.

Atlantic Highlands

The First Avenue Playhouse
1st Ave.
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
Dinner/dessert theater offering comedic, puppet, and marionette performances.
(732) 291-7552.


Clarksburg Inn
Rtes. 524 & 571 (Millstone Inn)
Clarksburg NJ 08510
Live theatre.
(609) 259-2558.


Eatontown Playhouse
37-13 Hwy. #35 N
Eatontown NJ 07724
Over the Rainbow Productions, Children's series, drama classes and voice lessons.
(732) 888-3411.

Fort Hancock

Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook unit of Gateway Nat'l Park
P.O. Box 530
Fort Hancock NJ 07732
Located near the tip of the Sandy Hook peninsula overlooking
the entrance to NY Harbor, this site has played a role in harbor
defense and navigation since 1764 when the Sandy Hook
Lighthouse was built. The Spermaceti Cove Life Saving
Station was part of the system established in the 19th century.
Fort Hancock, built in 1898, includes gun batteries, and over 100
other buildings. Grounds & Spermaceti Cove Visitor Center.
(732) 872-5970.

Fort Monmouth

U.S. Army Communications Electronics Museum
Exit 105 off GS Pkwy. Bldg. 275, Kaplan Hall
Fort Monmouth NJ 07703
Features communications electronics dating back to 1917.
Guided tours of museum and fort.
(732) 532-4390.


Battleground Arts Center
P.O. Box 1151
Freehold NJ 07728
Classical and popular concerts, symphony orchestra,
theater for all ages, youth programs, and home to Monmouth
Repertory Company. Children's workshops & drama day camp.
(732) 462-8811 Fax: (732) 462-8812.

Freehold Center for the Performing Arts
American Hotel 18 E. Main St.
Freehold NJ 07728
Drama classes for acting and theatre art skills for adults and children.
(732) 462-9093

The Metz Bicycle Museum
54 West Main St.
Freehold NJ 07728
Worlds finest collection of antique bicycles dating back from the
1850's to the 1950's. Also an extensive collection of children's
riding toys, kitchen and household gadgets, hand tools and farm
implements, antique cars and lots more. Call for hours, group tours available.
(732) 462-7363 Fax: (732) 845-4611.


PNC Bank Arts Center
Garden State Pkwy. Exit 116
Holmdel NJ 07733
A summer-long concert series of contemporary and classic rock,
dance, and opera. Ethnic festivals and other special events at outdoor
amphitheater. Picnic facilities and nature trail on the premises at Telegraph Hill Park.
(732) 335-0400.

Holmes-Hendrickson House
62 Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel NJ 07733
Built in 1754. Houses artifacts. Spinning and weaving demonstrations.
(732) 462-1466.

Longstreet Farm
Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel NJ 07733
This living-history farm restored to its 1890's period affords an authentic look
at rural life 100 years ago. Observe and question costumed employees on this
working farm. Tour the farmhouse on weekends and visit the rest of the farm daily.
(732) 946-3758.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial/Education Center
Adjacent to PNC Bank Arts Center Garden State Pkwy. Exit 116
Holmdel NJ 07733
Open-air pavilion honoring New Jersey residents who died or
are MIA as a result of the Vietnam conflict. Museum, exhibit,
educational, and resource center. Group tours available.
(732) 335-0033 (800) 648-VETS Fax: (732) 335-1107.


Steamboat Dock Museum
American Legion Dr.
Keyport NJ 07735
Steamboat, air marine, printing, and fire department exhibits.
Open Sun. and Mon. May thru Sept, or call for appt.
(732) 264-2102.


Brookdale Community Chorus
Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft NJ 07738
(732) 842-1900

Brookdale Community College
Performing Arts Center 765 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft
Lincroft NJ 07738
(732) 224-2521

Monmouth Museum
Brookdale Community College 761 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft NJ 07738
Art, science, nature, cultural exhibitions.
(732) 747-2266 Fax: (732) 747-8592.

Theater in the Barn
Thompson Park Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft NJ 07738
Summer theater at its best.
(732) 842-4000 Fax: (732) 842-4162.


Algonguin Arts Live Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees Drive
Manasquan NJ 08736
(732) 528-9211 Fax: (973) 635-7623

Main Street Gallery
125 Main St.
Manasquan NJ 08736
(732) 223-1268

The Premier Theater Company
169 Main St.
Manasquan NJ 08736
(732) 223-7122 Fax: (732) 223-7944

Monmouth Beach

Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
Ocean Ave. & Seacrest Rd.
Monmouth Beach NJ 07750
The original Monmouth Beach Lifesaving Station. Exhibits and events.
(732) 229-2204.


Monmouth Players
Sears & Monmouth Ave. P.O. Box 461
Navesink NJ 07752
Theater has performed in the area for over 40 years.
It is 's first community theater.
(732) 291-9211.


Township of Ocean Historical Museum

163 Monmouth Rd. (off Rt. 36)
Oakhurst NJ 07755
Museum contains a collection of historic documents,
artifacts and photos from Ocean Township, .
(732) 531-2136.

Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove Auditorium
Pilgrim Pathway
Ocean Grove NJ 07756
A variety of musical events in the summer.
(732) 775-0035 (800) 773-5689 Fax: (732) 775-5689.

Ocean Township

Jewelbox Theatre
Seaview Square Mall
Ocean Township NJ 07712
(732) 922-1243

Asbury Park

Monmouth Symphony Orchestra
Suite 608, 601 Bangs Avenue
Asbury Park NJ 07712
Seventy-five member orchestra performs throughout the county.
(732) 918-6676

Red Bank

Monmouth Civic Chorus
P.O. Box 16
Red Bank NJ 07701
Three concerts on subscription series with musical
accompaniments. Seasonal.
(732) 933-9333.

Arts Council/Count Basie Theater
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank NJ 07701
1,435-seat theater featuring year-round symphonic and popular
music, ballet, jazz, rock, and modern dance. Kids' programs.
(732) 842-9000.

Phoenix Productions Inc.
111 Monmouth Ave.
Red Bank NJ 07701
Live Broadway Musical Revivals.
(732) 747-0014.

Two River Theatre Company
223 Maple Ave.
Red Bank NJ 07701
(732) 345-1400 Fax: (732) 345-1414

Sea Girt

National Guard Militia Museum of NJ
Sea Girt Ave.
Sea Girt NJ 08750
This museum includes displays of artifact's and memorabilia with
specific significance to the militia and National Guard of New Jersey
which portray the many contributions of the Citizen Soldier to both
the State and Nation.
(732) 974-5966.

Spring Lake

Spring Lake Gallery
1110 Third Ave.
Spring Lake NJ 07762
Features a unique collection of vintage french posters.
(732) 449-2100 Fax: (732) 449-5042.

Spring Lake Theatre Co.
Third & Madison Ave. S.
Spring Lake NJ 07762
(732) 449-4530

West Long Branch

Luma Theatre-Stage 11

New Jersey Repertory Co. 179 Broadway
West Long Branch NJ 07724
Live theatre, new works.
(732) 229-3166.

Monmouth University
Center & Norwood Ave.
West Long Branch NJ 07740
Performances are held in the Lauren K. Woods Theatre
and in Pollack Auditorium.
(732) 571-3483.

Ocean County


Barnegat Historical Society Heritage Center
575 East Bay Ave.
Barnegat NJ 08005
This mini-community features historic structures moved
from other sites and now located along East Bay Ave.
(609) 698-5284.

Lippincott-Falkenburgh House, and the Edwards House,
barber shop, butcher shop.
Barnegat NJ 08005
Open Sat. 1-4. Seasonal.

Bay Head

Anchor & Pallet Gallery
45 Mount St. P.O. Box 96
Bay Head NJ 08742
Jersey scenes by local artists.
(732) 892-7776.

Gull Studio
70-72 Bridge Ave.
Bay Head NJ 08742
Jersey marine and general scenes by New Jersey artists.
(732) 892-3503.

M. Thompson Kravetz Gallery
517 Main Ave.
Bay Head NJ 08742
19th century American and European art on display, custom
framing. Call for appointment to tour the gallery.
(732) 295-4040.


Berkeley Twp. Historical Museum
759 Rt. 9
Bayville NJ 08721
1890 structure, home to the Berkeley Twp. Historical Society,
contains artifacts of the area's founding families and a
turn-of-the-century kitchen. Tours by request.
(732) 269-9527.

Pinelands Industrial Village
Bayville NJ 08721
(currently under restoration) includes working sawmill and cranberry bogs.

Beach Haven

Long Beach Island Historical Society Museum
Engleside & Beach Aves.
Beach Haven NJ 08008
Exhibits of island history and relics. Walking tours and historical
programs available. Call for appointment.
(609) 492-0700 Fax: (609) 492-3885.

Surflight Theatre
Beach & Engleside Aves.
Beach Haven NJ 08008
450-seat air-conditioned theater. Full stage musical theater
nightly with New York cast. Live children's theater (five performances a week).
Quality summer stock in residence here since 1950. Open May through December.
(609) 492-9477 Fax: (609) 492-4469.

Forked River

Lacey's Schoolhouse Museum
126 Main St. (Rt. 9) P.O. Box 412
Forked River NJ 08731
The museum houses items of local cultural interest including
artifacts created by local craftsmen, bottle and glass collections,
and Indian artifacts.
(609) 971-0467.

Island Heights

Ludlow Thorston Galleries
10 Central Ave.
Island Heights NJ 08732
(732) 929-1995

Artists' Guild
Ocean & Chestnut Aves.
Island Heights NJ 08732
Exhibits, workshops, and classes.
(732) 270-3111.


Lakehurst Historical Society
Old St. John's Church 300 Center St.
Lakehurst NJ 08733
Museum features memorabilia and history from the
Hindenburg, Lakehurst, and area towns.
(732) 657-8864 (732) 657-4141.


Strand Theater
400 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood NJ 08701
Beautifully restored historic theatre presenting top name
performers, concerts and theatrical events.
(732) 367-7789 Fax: (732) 367-7819.


Lavallette Heritage Committee
13 Camden Ave.
Lavallette NJ 08735
Festivals, concerts, and other events throughout the summer.
Heritage Day Festival in September. Arts & crafts show last Sunday of July.
(732) 793-3652 Fax: (732) 854-9038.


Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd.
Loveladies NJ 08008
Summer classes for adults and children in ceramics, painting,
sculpture, printmaking, and yoga. Evening lectures and ongoing
entertainment. Art exhibitions, craft gallery.
(609) 494-1241 Fax: (609) 494-0662.

Ocean Gate

Ocean Gate Historical Society Museum
Cape May & Asbury Aves.
Ocean Gate NJ 08740
Former 1909 Pennsylvania Railroad Station is now a
museum operated by the Ocean Gate Historical Society.
It contains clothing, railroad items & other memorabilia.
(732) 269-0104.

Point Pleasant

New Jersey Museum of Boating, Johnson Brothers Boat Works
West Lake Ave., Building 12 (mailing: 1700 Main St., S. Belmar, 07719)
Point Pleasant NJ 08742
Celebrates the works of boat builders. More than 1,000 artifacts,
including boats indigenous to New Jersey. Exhibits on hull construction.
Self-guided 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily during the summer, weekends off season.
(732) 295-2072 (732) 681-1165 ext. 1249 Fax: (732) 681-5477.

Surf City

Jane Law's LBI Art Studio and Gallery
2001 Long Beach Blvd.
Surf City NJ 08008
Original watercolors, oils, and wildlife sculptures. Art classes,
all ages and mediums.
(609) 494-4232.

Toms River

Colonel Charles Waterhouse Historical Museum
17 Washington St. 2nd Floor
Toms River NJ 08753
A visual forum for a better understanding of our nation's past through painting, illustration and sculpture. Open noon-4 p.m. weekdays and other days depending on season. Please call for additional hours. Donation.
(732) 818-9040.

Garden State Philharmonic
7 Hadley Ave.
Toms River NJ 08753
Concerts held in Toms River High School North & College.
Professional musicians & guest soloists. Youth orchestra & chorus.
(732) 349-6277 Fax: (732) 349-2401.

College Fine Arts Center
College Dr. (off Rt. 549)
Toms River NJ 08754-2001
Nationally known repertory companies represented here,
plus in-house theater company. Varied programs, shows,
and concerts are produced including extensive children's events.
(732) 255-0400.

Historical Society Museum
26 Hadley Ave.
Toms River NJ 08754
19th century Victorian house furnished with the society's
collection of antique, library and research center, and exhibit
area displaying local early industries.
(732) 341-1880 Fax: (732) 341-4372.

101 Washington St. Toms River
Toms River NJ 08753
Call for program & concert schedule.
(732) 349-6200.

Toms River Seaport Society Maritime Museum
Water St. & Hooper Ave. P.O. Box 1111
Toms River NJ 08754
Maritime memorabilia of . Working boat restoration museum
with boat display and a maritime library. Open Tues., Thurs.,
Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(732) 349-9209.


Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum
Leitz Blvd. & Wisteria Ln. P.O. Box 43
Tuckerton NJ 08087
Built in 1884. Replica of wireless station. Artifacts of Tucketon. Memorabilia of Quaker inhabitants. Little Lake Harbor.
(609) 294-1547.

Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main St. (Rt. 9) P.O. Box 52
Tuckerton NJ 08087
A 40-acre working Maritime Village with 13 restored and replicated buildings, including the Tucker's Island Lighthouse. These buildings preserve maritime history, heritage, and lifestyle of baymen and the New Jersey .
(609) 296-8868 Fax: (609) 296-5810.


Albert Music Hall Pinelands Cultural Society
125 Wells Mills Rd. Frederic A. Priff School, Rt. 532 & 125 Wells Mills Rd. (mailing: P.O. Box 657)
Waretown NJ 08758
Live concerts every Saturday night featuring bluegrass, country, folk, and music of the Pinelands.
(609) 971-1593.