Craft Fair

Mark your calendars! Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 10am-3pm The craft fair will be held outside on St. Elisabeth's Chapel grounds, 5 Third Avenue, Ortley Beach, and our rain date is August 21, 2021. Allison's Custom Creations-Hand Painted Pots Banana Co. Swimwear-Men’s swim trunks and briefs designed in NJ Beach Glass Creations-Art work created using beach […]


Kite Night

Once again Friends of Ortley Beach will host our popular Kite Night! Grab a beach chair or blanket and watch beautiful large-scale kites on the beach. Mr. Softee’s ice cream truck will also be onsite. Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021 – Please note revised date Time: 5:30-8 p.m. Location: 3rd Avenue Beach, Ortley Beach This year’s Kite Nights […]


Membership Meeting

Join us on Zoom as we plan our events for the fall. New members welcome. Date: Thursday, September 23 Please note revised date Time: 7 p.m. Location: Zoom Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 861 0810 3305 Passcode: Shino Or call 1-929-205-6099 US (New York)

Membership Meeting

Please join us Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Elisabeth's Chapel, 5 Third Avenue. New members are always welcome!

Speaker Series: Toms River’s Nautical History

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021Time: 7 p.m.Location: Zoom During our last Speaker Series event of the year, Dan Crabbe will provide an overview of the Toms River Seaport Society and its Maritime Museum on Water Street. Then Erik Weber will dive into past nautical ages and uses of the Toms River from the pre-colonial era to the present. Dan Crabbe […]

Speaker Series: How to Write Your Story & Get it Published

Stories are built chapter by chapter and have a beginning, middle, and end. Whether it's a simple 30-second commercial or a 5-year mini-series on Netflix, an author has to engage their audience and make them wonder what will happen next. During our first Speaker Series event of 2022, Lavallette resident and local author Woody Keller […]

Ocean County Library Speaker Series & Meeting

Join us for this free Zoom presentation. Date: Wednesday, April 20 Time: 7 p.m. Steven Copp, the children/teen Librarian at the Upper Shores branch of the Ocean County Library system, will explain how one library card can open a world of possibilities! The Ocean County Library system has 21 locations to serve residents in 32 municipalities. Each […]

May Kite Night – CANCELED

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to lack of beach, the Kite Night scheduled for Thursday, May 19 has been canceled.   We hope to see you at our June Kite Night, scheduled for Thursday, June 16.   Read more information about the beach situation.  ------------------- Grab a beach chair or blanket and an ice cream cone from […]

Ortley Beach Townwide Garage Sale

Friends of Ortley Beach is once again sponsoring a townwide garage sale. Date: Saturday, May 21 Time: 8 a.m. to 12 noon A donation of $10 will get your address on the map that will be available to shoppers online and for pick up at local businesses. We will also place street signs in key locations […]

September Kite Night

Grab a beach chair or blanket and an ice cream cone from Mr. Softee to watch beautiful large-scale kites on the beach! The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. on 3rd Avenue Beach. Kite Nights are funded through a generous donation from Dakan Homes