M-W: 8:30 - 4:30
Thurs: 8:30 - 7:30
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30

(732) 222-8221
315 E. Main Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Committee Members

Frank Baricelli, Borough Historian

Barbara Bonforte
John Bonforte
Tom Cavanagh
Nadine Jeffrey
Robin Kelly
Brian Landrigan
Lynn Laurino
Rosanne Letson
Melanie Lipinski
Paula Lombardo
Mike Mac Study
Donna McMillen
Christine McSorley
Debra Sharkey
Barbara Sheppard
Ric Siciliano
Toni Sverpa
Sara Tobert
EJ Wright



Oceanport Centennial Celebration Plans The Oceanport Historical Committee has been working to get ready for Oceanport’s Centennial Celebration. The Committee would like to let you know about some of the activities they have planned, and the dates reserved so far so you can mark your calendars. Watch for Committee in the Memorial Day Parade this year – they will be the ones walking with some classic cars which date back almost as far as Oceanport does! The Historical Committee will see you at the Strawberry Festival, too! From May 29th through June 2nd this year, look for their table to take a look at some old photos of Oceanport, taste some candy that was popular in the 1920’s, and to have your picture taken in 1920’s garb. 

The Committee then officially kicks off their Centennial Celebration with a Wine and Cheese Under the Full Moon mixer to be held at the Oceanport Sailing & Yacht Club. This will be held on Friday, June 14. Join in on the celebration with a cocktail at sunset on the beautiful Shrewsbury River. Details to follow. 

Then the Committee will be joining the Oceanport Seniors on July 17th for an Ice Cream Social. They are looking forward to talking with the seniors and hearing about Oceanport past. 

On December 8th they will be holding a Holiday Home Tour. The Committee is asking for residents from the community to volunteer their homes for tours, and in addition to some of the beautiful newer homes in town, they would love to include some of the Borough’s classic older homes on the tour. This will be held from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm before the Borough’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. If you would like to volunteer your home for a tour please email the Committee at [email protected] 

Looking a bit ahead to 2020, the Committee will have an Oceanport Day at Monmouth Park. A picnic area will be reserved for Oceanport residents, and there will be a race named after our celebration called “The Oceanport Centennial Race”. It’s scheduled for Sunday, June 7, 2020, with a rain date of June 14, 2020. This will be a fun day for Oceanport’s families, so please plan to come! 

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, a Centennial Gala will be held at the Turf Room at Monmouth Park. This will be a Roaring ‘20’s themed event, with guests requested to dress either in semi-formal attire or in Roaring ‘20’s costume. So much excitement about this grand event! It will be a wonderful evening out right here in beautiful Oceanport! There are other activities planned, and as soon as they are finalized, it will be featured in The Oceanport Bulletin, on the Borough’s website, and on the Oceanport Residents Facebook page. Also, the Historical Committee is looking for sponsors for our Centennial Flags, which will be displayed on the light posts on Main Street in January 2020 after the Christmas wreaths are taken down. It would be a pleasure to have our local businesses and business owners and/or families in town sponsor a flag in honor of our Centennial. 

Please contact the Committee at [email protected] if you’d be interested in sponsoring a flag. To volunteer for the Holiday Home Tour, for any questions or suggestions, if you have any information or photographs to share, or to volunteer, please email at [email protected]

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