Check the Events section of this guide for
arts, entertainment and athletic event details.
Contact the Greater Long Branch Chamber
of Commerce for information at 732-222-0400
exotic, yet familiar and accessible. The rooftop deck
is a sophisticated indoor-outdoor oasis where exotic
cocktails, superb cuisine and open-air lounges create
romance under the stars.
There is a lot of activity at the ocean, in West End along
Brighton Avenue and along Broadway. Seven Presidents
Oceanfront Park, at the north end of the beach, is a
sprawling county park, named to honor the several
United States presidents that vacationed in Long Branch
in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The park offers a
snack bar, sheltered picnic area, universally accessible
playground, volleyball courts, outdoor showers and
changing areas, guarded swimming, fishing, surfing
and a launch area for lightweight car-top vessels such
as kayaks and canoes that can be carried to the water.
A skateplex located at the north end of the park features
a 75’ x 150’ rink for inline skating, hockey and lessons
and a skatepark for both skateboarders and inline
skaters with a bowl and a series of quarter pipes,
wedges and fun boxes. For more information visit
www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000.
Art in the Park at West End Park in late May transforms
the corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues into one of
the largest outdoor art happenings in the state: an art
and artisanal crafts fair sponsored by the Long Branch
Arts Council and Long Branch Historical Association
that emphasizes unique and original works over
commercially produced craft sale merchandise.
Long Branch is host to OceanFest, the largest
Independence Day celebration in New Jersey,
presented by the Greater Long Branch Chamber of
Commerce and the City of Long Branch. Crowds
descend upon the city’s oceanfront promenade from all
over the Mid-Atlantic region for an all-day, family friendly
festival that combines the best parts of everyone’s
favorite community and cultural events, capped off
with the most spectacular fireworks display you’ll see
anywhere along the Jersey coast. Long Branch is also
the host city for the New Jersey Marathon, with events
for all ages and abilities.
Long Branch is off Exit 105 of the Garden State Parkway
and served by NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line
trains and Academy Bus Line. Visit www.njtransit.com
or call 732-462-3333 for mass transit schedules and