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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

June Meeting

We will host our first face-to-face meeting in over a year! Come out and hear about all of the fun we have planned for this summer. We will once again meet at St. Elisabeth's Chapel on 3rd Avenue. To be good guests and keep everyone safe, we will adhere to the procedures mandated by the […]

Membership Meeting

Please join us Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Elisabeth's Chapel, 5 Third Avenue. New members are always welcome!

Kite Night

***ATTENTION: Due to the weather, the Kite Night scheduled for 7/29 has been POSTPONED until Thursday, August 5.*** 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, August […]