Membership Meeting

We will hold our next Membership Meeting via Zoom. Paid members will receive an email with log-in instructions. If you are not a member but would still like to participate, contact Julie Shino for log-in instructions.

Kite Night

3rd Avenue, Ortley Beach 3rd Avenue, Ortley Beach

You asked and we listened! We're having one more kite night this summer! Grab a beach chair or blanket and watch beautiful, large-scale kites on the beach. Date: September 17 Time: 5-7 p.m Location: 3rd Avenue Beach, Ortley Beach Please remember to practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart from others. As per the… Read More »Kite Night

October Meeting and Election

Join us via Zoom as we discuss our schedule of events for the fall and hold our election for Secretary. Prospective members are invited, but only members who have paid 2020 dues may vote. Log-in instructions will be emailed.

Speaker Series: Sea Side Park Memories and Remembrances

A century ago, steam-powered locomotives crossed the Barnegat Bay into Seaside Park, turned north, and traveled through Ortley Beach. Sea Side Park, as it was then known, was one of the hubs of activity on the peninsula, with large hotels welcoming summer guests disembarking at the train station, several movie theaters to entertain children, meat… Read More »Speaker Series: Sea Side Park Memories and Remembrances

Beach Sweep

3rd Avenue, Ortley Beach 3rd Avenue, Ortley Beach

Friends of Ortley Beach will again support Clean Ocean Action's annual Beach Sweeps this fall. Join us with feet on the beach and hands in the sand on Saturday, October 24 at 3rd Avenue Beach in Ortley Beach. Registration for the Fall 2020 Clean Ocean Action (COA) Beach Sweeps is now open. Registration is required.… Read More »Beach Sweep

Microplastics and Grass Root Straws

This month's Speaker Series will feature Erika Bernal, leader of the Plastic Wave Project, and Ortley Beach resident Bob Farrell, who helped develop a biodegradable straw. They will explain what microplastics are, why they are detrimental to our environment, and alternatives to these plastics. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, a trip to the beach… Read More »Microplastics and Grass Root Straws

Bead Along with Missy Faul

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Zoom - *** ZOOM info will be posted closer to the event date. *** Bead along with Missy Faul of Missy Faul Jewelry Designs. Missy has designed and sold fashionable and practical mask holders during the past few months. Take this opportunity to learn how to… Read More »Bead Along with Missy Faul

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Ortley Beach and the Environment: Past, Present, and Future

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Zoom Hailey Conrad will walk us through the history of environmental exploitation in Ortley Beach and the inspiring success of the 1960s environmental movement. Then she will contextualize present environmental challenges facing Ortley Beach, and talk about what she views as the future of the town… Read More »Ortley Beach and the Environment: Past, Present, and Future

Ocean Wind Off-Shore Wind Farm

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Zoom Ørsted, with the support of PSE&G, is constructing Ocean Wind, New Jersey’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. The farm, which will be located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey, will create enough electricity to power half a million homes. Learn how this… Read More »Ocean Wind Off-Shore Wind Farm

Speaker Series: Vegetable Gardening in Containers

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Zoom Video LOG IN INFORMATION Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84202721262?pwd=ZWRIY3FhSWppdXBQdkVtOURsUjVtZz09 Meeting ID: 842 0272 1262 Passcode: Shino Or call 1-929-205-6099 Please join us for our next Speaker Series event, “Vegetable Gardening in Containers.” Many of us on the barrier island are unable to plant vegetable gardens due… Read More »Speaker Series: Vegetable Gardening in Containers

April Meeting

Join us for the first Friends of Ortley Beach meeting of the year. Learn about the exciting plans we have for the upcoming summer! Date: April 24, 2021 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Zoom Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84374727869?pwd=YjArSTY0OHVPUDRreDE5cXU2d0svZz09 Meeting ID: 843 7472 7869 Passcode: Shino Or call 1-929-205-6099

Speaker Series: Seashore Gardening

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Zoom Video Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/92385725130Meeting ID: 923 8572 5130Or, call 1 646 876 9923 US (New York) Join us for our last Speaker Series Event until the fall. Living so close to the seashore can wreak havoc on our gardens! Rutgers Master Gardener Dr. S. Ann… Read More »Speaker Series: Seashore Gardening