NYE at the Jersey Shore Vol. 4
The Jersey Shore is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Our inbox has been flooded with events from restaurants, clubs, casinos, you name it. So many events, we had to do it again. Up and down the shore, from Cape May to the Bayshore. Whether you’re looking for alcohol-free events, fireworks or dinner and drinks, we have you covered. Here are our additional picks. Happy 2018.
SHIP BOTTOM--Midnight Masquerade. Come to the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company's firehouse. The fire company is holding the Ship Bottom Bash NYE starting at 8 p.m. with a "Midnight Masquerade," an open bar and hor d'oeuvres. Music at 9 p.m. provided by James Cutlass and the Wisterias and the home grown sounds of Chevy Lopez and Funk Schway. Tickets are $65 at the door. Proceeds from the event will go to the fire company and the Alliance for a Living Ocean.
If you’re not a party all night type the event also includes a daytime bazaar with acoustic performances by Rob Connolly, Sahara Moon, Jimmy Brogan, and Ryan Zimmerman. There will also be local craft vendors, including Sunny Raes Kitchen, Ship Bottom Brewery and Raw Bar. The suggested donation for the daytime event, which starts at noon, is $10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lily Rose Cramer in her fight against cancer.
Want to ring in the New Year without alcohol? ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK - Island Beach State Park on New Year's Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a "First Day Hike" along the ocean and bay trails. The hike will be followed by a beach bonfire at dusk. Hot cocoa, coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. This event is pup-friendly as long as they are on leashes. Anyone interested should meet the park's Interpretive Center at A-16 on Shore Road. SEASIDE HEIGHTS – FIREWORKS! The Seaside Heights event will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., capped off with a fireworks display if the weather permits. Many local businesses and places to eat on the boardwalk will be open.
Bracelets for the event have been on sale since Black Friday for $5 at the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall and at participating arcades on the boardwalk.
Pick up your passport and visit each participating arcade to be eligible to win an adult gift basket and a children's gift basket both worth over $250. The participating arcades are Casino Pier, Coin Castle, Lucky Leo's and the Shake Shoppe. Visit each arcade and receive a free gift, as long as you have your First Night bracelet.
TUCKERTON--Tuckerton Seaport Come and celebrate New Year's Day at the Tuckerton Seaport with food and fireworks at the annual "Fire and Ice" event. There is no admission charge for the event, which starts at noon and is capped off with a 6 p.m. fireworks display over the lake. The event will feature food trucks, live music, craft beers and family-friendly programs. Food and beer prices are set by the individual vendors, which include the Pinelands Brewing Company. The fireworks are sponsored by the Pinelands 4th of July Committee. Bring beach chairs and blankets.
The Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum is located at 120 West Main Street in the heart of historic Tuckerton.
The event is supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. For more information, find the Tuckerton Seaport on Facebook or call 609-296-8868.
WHITESBOG - "First Day Hike" at Whitesbog in the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest on Jan. 1.
It's an easy to moderate hiking of 0.5 miles to 5 miles, depending on how far participants want to go with the guide. The hike will be followed by a potluck social in the Barrel Factory. The hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Whitesbog Village General Store.
Registration is required, call Terry @ 609-412-3394 leave message with name, phone or email and number of people attending. Children 10 and up with responsible adults and well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.
Restaurants/Bars Events for Foodies ATLANTIC CITY-- Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Are you feeling like a little steak for NYE dinner? Join Ruth’s Chris Steak House on New Year’s Eve! Price: Special Menu
3:00pm – 9:00pm
2020 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City NJ, 08401
BAYVILLE - The Cove Bar and Grill New Year's Eve party with no cover charge. Special menu and regular menu will be available. Upside performs at 9:30 p.m. A free champagne toast at midnight.
Martell's Water's Edge in Bayville hosts a New Year's Eve party. The $35 price includes a buffet, champagne toast and party favors.
Both restaurants are located on Bayview Avenue.
BRICK-- Beacon 70. Celebrate New Year’s at Ocean County’s Newest Iconic Landmark. Enjoy a 5 Hour Premium open bar 9pm-2am. Lavish Buffet Dinner and DJs. For more info, call 848-232-4235.
$55.00 – $479.70
9:00pm – 2:00am
799 New Jersey 70, Brick New Jersey, 08723
BRIELLE--River Belle & River Queen New Year’s Eve Cruise. This Gala New Year’s Eve Cruise features a 4 Hour Cruise with Deluxe Cuisine, D. J. and Dancing, an Open Bar including a Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party Favors.
9:00pm – 1:00am
800 Ashley Ave. Brielle NJ, 08730
CAPE MAY--Union Park Restaurant. Join Union Park for your evening out.
$69.00 – $115.00
4:00pm – 5:45pm ($69.00 per person)
8:00pm – 10:00pm ($115.00 per person)
Executive Chef / John Schatz. 4:-5:45 $69 per person, 6-7:45 $95 per person , 8-10:00 $115 per person.
727 Beach Ave. Cape May NJ, 08204
EGG HARBOR--Joseph’s Restaurant. Join Joseph’s Restaurant on New Year’s Eve! Sunday Brunch from 9am-3pm. Sunset Dinner 3-5pm. Regular Dinner Menu 6-10pm with chef’s specials. Happy Hour also offered at the bar the entire day.
3:00pm – 5:00pm
72 Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor NJ, 08215
New Year’s Day Brunch at Joseph’s Restaurant! Enjoy their Breakfast Buffet.
Monday, January 1st, 2018: 8:00am – 12:00pm
72 Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor NJ, 08215
Manasquan--Blend on Main. Celebrate the end of 2017 at Blend and enjoy their Pre Fixed Menu during any one of the three exclusive seatings at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.
5:00pm – 11:00pm
152 Main St. Manasquan NJ, 08736
Monmouth Junction--Rasoi 3. Time to Celebrate your life again with a complete fun-filled night, Non-stop DJ, Premium open bar, Belly Dancers, Multi Cuisine-Lavish Dinner, Photo Booth, Unlimited Beverages, Party Favors, Free Car Parking, Limited Free Gifts, Live Ball Drop, Kids Entertainment and lots of fun & more.
$45.00 – $199.00
7:30pm – 2:00am
620 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
North Cape May--Rusty Nail Bar & Grill. Say hello to 2018 at The Nail’s Beach Bash this New Year’s Eve. The heat is on so put on your flip flops and Aloha shirts and dance the night away. Count down to midnight in the indoor sand pit, and watch as the beach ball drops at midnight. Admission includes open bar, appetizers, Champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment.
9:30pm – 1:30am
205 Beach Dr. North Cape May, NJ 08204
OCEAN GATE - Looking for something a little different? The Anchor Inn in Ocean Gate is holding a New Year's Eve one night early on Saturday, Dec. 30. There will be blackboard specials and a DJ who starts at 9 p.m. The restaurant is located at 400 Ocean Gate Avenue.
Ocean City--The Flanders Hotel. New Year’s Eve Dinner served from 4 to 9pm. Appetizer, Entrée & Desserts. For More Information Call 609-399-1000.
4:00pm – 9:00pm The Flanders Hotel--New Year’s Day Brunch. Enjoy a New Year’s Day Buffet at The Flanders Hotel. For More Information Call 609-399-1000.
$19.95 Monday, January 1st, 2018 from 9:00am – 11:00am
719 E 11th St. Ocean City NJ, 08226
Point Pleasant--Jake Baker’s Wharfside. Dinner Dance Party! Brian Kirk & The Jirks will highlight this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be an open bar all evening including a Champagne toast at midnight with party hats and horns.
8:30pm – 1:30am
101 Channel Dr. Point Pleasant Beach NJ, 08742
Rumson--Salt Creek Grille. Special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu 4 – 11 pm. Reservations highly suggested for all Holiday Hours.
Price: Special Menu
4:00pm – 11:00pm 9:00pm – 1:00am (Party)
4 Bingham Ave. Rumson NJ, 07760