: Mom, I'm Bored-What to Do at the Jersey Shore After Christmas!

Mom, I'm Bored-What to Do at the Jersey Shore After Christmas!

The schools at the Jersey Shore dismiss students early today for Christmas break.  And there's plenty to do before Christmas, but what about next week?

By Monday, you'll be hearing the kids repeating of oft spoken kids mantra, "Mom, I'm bored!"

So, here's a week long guide to 'What to do at the Jersey Shore after Christmas!'

The Affair at Cedar Bridge-Barnegat 2009 Monday - December 27th is the reenactment of the Affair at Cedar Bridge in Barnegat, on Old Halfway Road off Route 72.  It's a reenactment of the last skirmish of the American Revolution.  It begins at 2pm, and lasts until 4pm.  

The reenactment is a wonderful way for kids and adults to learn of the Jersey Shore's Revolutionary history.  You'll be outside, so bundle up!

Tuesday - December 28th is story time at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library.  Register here, or call 609-494-2480 for the Family Story time program which begins at 3:30.

Wednesday - December 29th take a drive up the Parkway to the Ocean County College's Novin's Planetarium.  They have three programs that are sure to spark interest in kids of all ages.  

At 11:30 it's The Stars from my Backyard, then at 1pm Wonders of the Winter Sky and at 2:30 Season of Light.  These programs are scheduled daily between Christmas and New Years.

  •     'The Stars from my Backyard' program offers the youngest Planetarium visitors discoveries from the incredible night sky.
  •     'Wonders of the Winter Sky' is a chance tosee some of the bright stars, constellations and other celestial highlights of the current night sky.  
  •     'Season of Light' is the feature presentation this year.  It's a look at holiday traditions from around the world that are meant to bring light into this darkest of seasons, as well as some possible astronomical explanations for the mysterious Star of Bethlehem.


Tucker's Lighthouse - Tuckerton NJThursday - December 30th at the Tuckerton Seaport  there are  family activities (these programs happen each day this week) and admission is only $5!!  Family craft activities in Tucker's Lighthouse -- winter themed make and take crafts!  All crafts are from 1 pm to 3 pm, but check with the Tuckerton Seaport.

Friday - December 31st, you've made it (almost)!  The big event happens in Seaside Heights on the Boardwalk. It's First Night Ocean County, a family way to celebrate the New Year.  The Boardwalk stands are open and there will be fun for the whole family from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm with fireworks at 5:00 pm

Barnegat LighthouseAnd of course throughout the week, the Barnegat Lighthouse is open from 8am until 4pm Monday through Friday.  For hiking and nature Cloverdale Farm Park in Barnegat is open during daylight hours, and there's nothing better than the Library (find an Ocean County Library branch near you)  on a cold winter day.

Now you have the weekend to recover, and it's back to school on January 3, 2011!

 

 
 
 
  

     
Comment balloon 13 commentsLaura Giannotta • December 23 2010 10:14AM

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Now, that is the palce to live if you are a family! Sounds fun! 

Posted by Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team (Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams) almost 8 years ago

Hi Laura, I choose Barnegat Lighthouse...I want to smell the ocean!  Merry Christmas Laura.

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) almost 8 years ago

Hi Laura:

Good information...

There's always something to do on the Jersey Shore, no matter what time of year!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) almost 8 years ago

Kathy - As Toula said, "There's always something to do at the Jersey Shore!"

Rene - It cold on the Island, but it's worth it!

Toula - It's a wonderful place we live!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

Laura...great ideas.  The newness usually wears off after 2-3 days and the kids don't know what to do!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 8 years ago

William - I might be pushing the 60 side of 50, but I still remember whining, I'm bored Mom!  That's until I realized she would put to to work on the 2nd round of the whine!  LOL

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

Nice job letting the folks know that just because Christmas will soon be over, there's still plenty to do at the Jersey Shore.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 8 years ago

Craig - let me whine in your ear one more time...Daddy/Mommy (they're interchangeable)...I'm bored!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

Laura...what a great list for your local folks AND all their out-of-state visitors. As an ex-teacher, perhaps you could add --make a digital report on all the local History--or--produce a You Tube video of your local trip; those should be worth some winter extra credit for them. Or it could stop the whines.
Have a very Merry Christmas.

Barb

Posted by Barb & Sal Dragotta, Macomb County Michigan almost 8 years ago

Barb - you're full of great ideas!  Thanks!  Merry Christmas to you too (and Sal too)!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

Monday December 27th - Shovel snow all morning !!! Drink Hot Chocolate and re-shovel after the snow plow goes by !!!*L*

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 8 years ago

Michael - I think that's what's in store for me too!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

Great localism....written especially for the looong holiday school vacation and the "what can I do NOW Mom?" crowd....

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 8 years ago

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