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What’s Going On This Weekend In/Around Highlands


Clean Ocean Action: 9 – 12;00 Beach Sweeps & Bunker Tours, Recreation Beach, Snug Harbor Blvd Highlands

Seastreak Oktoberfest at the Beach 12:30 – 4:30pm Seastreak Parking Lot, Shore Drive This authentic festival will include live musicians, dancers, and performers and promises to bring some of Germany’s best beers, wines, and foods to a giant Bavarian-style tented beer garden on the beach each weekend in October!

Highlands Zombie Walk Parade Saturday at 2:00pm

Make-up artists will be available at 10AM in Huddy Park to complete your transformation! (Optional purchase)

The parade begins promptly at 2PM. Immediately following the parade, there will be a costume contest at Veterans Park with CASH prizes You must be registered to be judged in the following categories:
Overall Best Zombie Costume
Best Zombie Male
Best Zombie Female
Best Zombie Child

The Zombie Pub Crawl will be held from 3:00-700PM


Sandy Foot Society, Pumpkins in the Park (RSVP a must) Sunday at 9:30am – 11:00am Huddy Park

This is a great way to meet new Highlands’ mommy and daddy friends and have some fun! Please dress warm, bring a picnic blanket and your little ghost or goblin. They will provide pumpkins and crafting supplies. If it gets too chilly we can visit our friends at Waterwitch Coffee or et al 🙂
The target age range is elementary school and younger. Please RSVP

Seastreak Oktoberfest at the Beach 12:30 – 4:30pm  Seastreak Parking Lot, Shore Drive This authentic festival will include live musicians, dancers, and performers and promises to bring some of Germany’s best beers, wines, and foods to a giant Bavarian-style tented beer garden on the beach each weekend in October!

Sandy Hook, Fort Hancock Day 12:00pm – 4:30pm 26 Hudson Road Highlands, New Jersey

On Fort Hancock Day, volunteers from the Army Ground Forces Association (AGFA) in World War II uniform will bring Battery Gunnison and its 6-inch guns to life as they were in 1943. Visitors can watch or help AGFA members conduct gun drills at Battery Gunnison, track ships, see how an original Model 1900 six-inch gun (over 25 feet long and weighing 10 tons) was aimed and loaded, learn about Fort Hancock Army medical support, see machinists making parts for the historic M1900 6-inch rifles, and more.

Where the Superbowl Specials Are in Highlands



Off The Hook

Chubby Pickle


Oktoberfest is back in Highlands

oktoberfestWhat? Highlands 13th Annual Oktoberfest

Where? Veterans Park on Bay & Shrewsbury Avenues

When? Saturday, October 5th from 2 – 9 PM.

Admission and Parking is free. The rain date is October 6th from 2 – 8 p.m.

Food has been known to run out at this event, so go earlier than later.  Butch Greenwaldt )( (think Hofbrauhaus) will be preparing traditional German favorites hot off the grill such as bratwurst, knockwurst, kraut, potato pancakes, goulash, sauerbraten and Bavarian noodles.

A beer truck will also be there with Oktoberfest Beers, both light and dark, and Coors Light for the less adventurous.

Stars of Sandy Hook Program Presented June 22 & July 27

arcturusFor 249 years, people have found their way around this area from directions given by the light of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Others found their way to freedom from directions given by following the “lights” of the drinking gourd which were the stars of the Big Dipper. The STARS OF SANDY HOOK is a program that will help you find your way around the night sky from directions given by the light of the stars.

Join the NPS Saturdays, June 22 & July 27, at 8:30 pm at the Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters (Bldg. 84) for a ranger talk on how to read a star chart and how to find the most brilliant stars of the night by “Star Hopping”. After this presentation several telescopes will be set up in beach parking lot E to view the STARS OF SANDY HOOK.

Weather permitting, we will see Arcturus, the fourth brightest star; Vega, the fifth brightest star, and Saturn before it fades from the summer sky.

Bring insect repellant, lawn chair, red-colored flashlight, and binoculars (optional). This program is free, however space is limited. For more information and to sign up, call the Sandy Hook Visitors Center at 732-872-5970, or visit www.nps.gov/gate.


What to do at Sandy Hook June 9th

June 9th is NJNG’s tenth annual Ocean Fun Days at NJ Sea Grant Consortium on Sandy Hook.

Enjoy hands-on exhibits, classes, nature tours and children’s activities. Learn from marine scientists, researchers and environmentalists how to preserve our coastal resources so we can all continue to enjoy them for years to come.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain or shine

Activities include:

– Coastal Crafts
– Eco Tours and Workshops
– Energy Scavenger Hunt
– Children’s Games and Prizes
– Youth Fishing Clinics
– Beachcombing 101
– Face Painting
– Touch Tanks and Exhibits
– NOAA Marine Lab Open House*
– Giveaways!

Lunch can be purchased.

For additional Ocean Fun Days information, please visit www.njseagrant.org or call 732-872-1300, Ext. 19.

Where to get dressed up for Halloween in Highlands

Bahrs Oct 27th Come Dressed as your favorite musician? Fun, Prizes

Claddagh Oct 26 & 27th first, second and third prices for best costumes on both nights. No cover (Fri – Matt O’Ree/Sat Kathouse)

Chubby Pickle – Oct 27th
Off the Hook Oct 26th 13th Annual Halloween Party (Tim Williams Band)  Prizes, drink specials
Twin Lights Tap House Oct 31
Wind & Sea Oct 27th – 11th annual Halloween Bash – Cash Prizes for Best Costumes (DJ Encore)

FunFest Comes to Sandy Hook

Think you might want to learn how to Wind Surf? The NJ Wind Surfing & Watersports Association is sponsoring Fun Fest on Saturday September 22 Beach Area C – 9 – 4pm.

Schedule of Events:

9:00am – Windsurfing Introductory Lesson
9:00 – 11:30am – Stand-Up Paddleboard Introductory Lessons(every 30 min as needed)
10:00am – Kiteboard Q&A Session
10:00am – Windsurfing Introductory Lesson
11:00am – Windsurfing Introductory Lesson
12:00pm – Stand-Up Paddleboard & Kayak Race (followed by Awards)
12:30pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Intermediate Windsurfing Clinic, for established windsurfers
2:00pm – Windsurfing Slalom Race Skipper’s Meeting
2:30pm – Windsurfing Slalom Races (back & forth), 3 – 5 races TBD
3:30pm – Windsurfing Awards & Raffle

To Sign up

What to do on a Saturday Afternoon close to Highlands

If you are looking for something to do on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, and you like beer, taking a tour of the Carton Brewery in Atlantic Highlands would be a good bet. The tour is FREE and afterward you can sample their wares in their upstairs tasting room.

The building itself on East Washington St in Atlantic Highlands, is pretty nondescript, with no apparent signs.  If you didn’t know it was there, you’d probably drive right by it.

The Brewery is open for growler fills and tours every Saturday and Sunday (except when noted) from 12-5PM!

Some of the beers to sample are:

Monkey Chased The Weasel (Sour Ale 3.9 ABV made with local Mulberries)
http://cartonbrewing.com/beer/m … the-weasel

Boat Beer (Session Ale 4.2 ABV)

B.D.G. aka Brunch Dinner Grub (Country Ale, 6.0 ABV)
http://cartonbrewing.com/beer/b … inner-grub

Carton of Milk Stout (Milk Stout, 4.0 ABV – very Guinness like)

Comedy Comes To Highlands

Ok, there is always comedy in Highlands, but now its a night of comedians – (or at least comedians at law) at WindandSea on Shrewsbury Ave on May 24th at 9:30.  They are comedians. They are also are lawyers. Are they funny? You decide.. VIDEO

For Tickets call 732 872 2266