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8:00 am

NJ Sandcastle Contest – Belmar

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmar, Main Street
Belmar, NJ United States
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Free

The 33nd Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest will be on July 17th at Belmar’s 18th Avenue Beach from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The competition is free. FREE TO ENTER AND FREE TO COME AND SEE! Registration begins at 8am and Judging begins at noon. Awards to be presented at 1pm Here are the categories:...

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9:00 am

CHEAP Movies in Hazlet at Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Cinemark Hazlet 12, 2821 NJ-35
Hazlet, NJ 07730 United States
$1

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Ten Weeks of Cheap Movies for Kids! $1 per person, per movie, at the theatre box office on day of movie OR See all 10 for $5! Get a ten-week series punch card at the theatre box office, while supplies last, at participating theatres.   New Jersey Cinemark locations participating in...

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9:30 am

Story Time at Belmar Library

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

One event on August 7, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on August 14, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on August 21, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on August 28, 2019 at 8:30 am

Belmar Public Library, 517 10th Avenue
Belmar, NJ United States
Free

Join us for a weekly story time on Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:00.

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10:00 am

Story Time at Booktowne – Manasquan

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Booktowne, 171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ United States
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Free

Story Time with Miss Jan every week, 10AM on Wednesdays at BookTowne. Perfect for 2-5years old.

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Story Time at Booktowne – Manasquan

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Booktowne, 171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ United States
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Free

Story Time with Miss Jan every week, 10AM on Wednesdays at BookTowne. Perfect for 2-5years old.

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Michael’s Summer Camp – Camp Creativity

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

$3

    This summer Michael's Summer Camp, Camp Creativity is offering a 7 week program where kids can create crafts focusing a new theme each week.    Michael's Summer Camp, Camp Creativity Michael's Camp Creativity Classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am - 12 pm. The cost is $3 per 30 minute session for ages...

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11:00 am

Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay at Bayshore Waterfront Park

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until August 23, 2019

Bayshore Waterfront Park, 719 Port Monmouth Rd
Port Monmouth, NJ United States
Free

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  11 a.m.-12 p.m. from June 24-August 23  Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth  Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. It will be a fun time for everyone as we find out what lives and...

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4:15 pm

Schoolage Story Time – Howell

July 17 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Howell Library, 218 Old Tavern Road
Howell, NJ United States
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Free

Contact: 732-938-2300 June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime. July 3 - Straw Rockets - Craft. Color a rocket template and use straws to make it soar. July 10 - Moon Rock - Craft. Use your imagination and paint a garden of moon rocks. July...

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6:00 pm

Annual Operation Pol-Ice Cream in Howell

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ice Cream on 9, 2300 US Highway 9 South
Howell, NJ 07731 United States
Free

It's back again!! The 3rd Annual Operation Pol-Ice Cream is here! Come on out on Wednesday, July 17th, from 6pm-9pm to spend some time with the Howell Officers and have some ice cream! The 1st 100 kids (under 12) will get a ticket for a free scoop of ice cream!

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6:30 pm

Touch A Truck – Neptune Township

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Neptune Middle School, 2300 Heck Ave
Neptune Township, NJ United States

July 17 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Raindate 7/18) Get up close and personal with many of the town's favorite vehicles. Location: Middle School Parking Lot

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7:00 pm

Fair Haven Dock Summer Concerts

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

One event on July 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Fair Haven Dock, Fair Haven Road
Fair Haven, NJ 07704 United States
Free

Concerts take place on the Fair Haven Dock at the end of Fair Haven Road and begin at 7:00pm. Light concessions will be available for purchase.   Fair Haven Dock Summer Concerts Schedule 6/26: The Wag 7/10: Pat Murphy 7/17: We'll Be Fine and at 8:30pm - Don't Fall Far 7/24: Band of the Two...

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7:30 pm

Downtown Freehold Summer Concerts

July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 22, 2019

Downtown Freehold Freehold, NJ United States
Free

Sublime summer evenings are the perfect backdrop for upbeat and entertaining music. Our Thursday’s ROCK! Summer Concert Series features widely known groups and local talent that attract audiences from the greater-Freehold area and beyond. The free Thursday night concerts in June, July and August. Concerts start at 7:30 pm.   2019 Downtown Freehold Summer Concerts...

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8:00 pm

Wednesday Bonfires on the Beach in Asbury Park

July 17 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Free

Bonfires on the beach, a beloved summer-long happening in Asbury Park, are open to all and will be held weekly on Fridays at 7pm in May and June, Wednesdays at 8pm in July and August and Fridays at 7pm in September (subject to change based on weather and special events). Each week the bonfire will...

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Free Movies in Long Branch at Pier Village

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Pier Village Long Branch, NJ United States
Free

Bringing back Hollywood Films at our Outdoor Cinema on Festival Plaza every Wednesday through Labor Day.  Make your reservations today at one of our many restaurants featuring al fresco dining for a prime dinner and a movie viewing spot or bring your favorite chair and blanket and relax on our grassy plaza under the stars. ...

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8:30 pm

Springwood Movies in the Park 2019

July 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on July 17, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Springwood Park Asbury Park, NJ United States
Free

Bring your lawn chair or blanket to Springwood Park! Free popcorn, no admission charge! Movies start at approximately 8:30pm and are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. July 3 - Incredibles 2 July 17 - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse July 31 - Black Panther

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Free Movies in Downtown Freehold

July 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Hall of Records, E Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
Free

Come on down to Downtown Freehold June - August with our new Movie Night event! We have so many movies all ages will love! So don’t miss out, we cannot wait to share this experience with you all very soon. Movies will be held at the Hall of Records on Wednesdays from 8:30 pm -...

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Spring Lake Summer Movies and Concert on the Beach

July 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 7, 2019

One event on July 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Free

Join us on July 10th at the North End Pavilion for a Concert on the Beach featuring "Friend Zone Band" from 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Rain date: 8/14). Movies on the Beach on Wednesdays at the North End Pavilion. All movies start at dusk! Spring Lake Movies on the Beach 2019 Schedule 7/17 - Small Foot...

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