Category Archives: Lakewood

Tuxedos Offered at Toms River and Lakewood Locations During Prom Dress Drive

The Ocean County Library’s Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will feature tuxedo jackets, vests, shirts, and pants available at our Lakewood and Toms River Branches. These items were part of a generous donation from ‘Dress Me Up – A Unique Boutique’ in Forked River. Continue reading Tuxedos Offered at Toms River and Lakewood Locations During Prom Dress Drive


Celtic Crossings promises a wonderful evening of Celtic favorites with Ireland’s Phil Coulter, along with the magnificent Andy Cooney.
Phil Coulter is known as Ireland’s Musical Ambassador; his lyrics and melodies have captured the hearts of millions throughout the world. His career is decorated with 23 platinum discs, 39 Gold Discs, 52 Silver Discs, and two Grand Prix Eurovision awards.
Andy Cooney, with his outstanding tenor voice and dynamic stage presence, has captured the hearts of Irish music lovers from coast to coast. In 1994, Andy was christened Irish America’s Favorite Son by The New York Times, title he richly deserves.
MARCH 15 AT 7:30 PM


Nominations Being Accepted for Most Valuable Teacher Program

BlueClaws  & NJEA to honor Most Valuable Teachers before BlueClaws game on Tuesday, May 23rd
The BlueClaws honor Most Improved Students every year, but this year, the BlueClaws and the NJEA are partnering to honor Most Valuable Teachers at the game on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Teachers can be nominated by students, parents of students, fellow teachers, principals, or other administrators.

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Golf on the Field – TBC at FirstEnergy Park on July 16th

Where the Home Run meets the Hole-In-One.
FirstEnergy Park is being turned into a golf haven after the BlueClaws game on Sunday, July 16th. Fans that sign up to participate in the first TBC at FirstEnergy Park will be able to shoot at nine different holes, set up around the field, as part of a competition after the 1:05 pm game.

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Ocean County Library Seeking Prom Dress Donations

The Ocean County Library is seeking donations of gently used prom dresses beginning March 1 for their eighth annual Prom Dress Giveaway.

Donations can include gently used, modern dresses in both long and short styles, in a wide range of sizes. The library is not receiving donations of bridesmaid dresses, shoes, or jewelry. Distributing branches are also seeking donations of dress racks and mirrors. Continue reading Ocean County Library Seeking Prom Dress Donations

BlueClaws National Anthem Tryouts On March 22nd at FirstEnergy Park

The BlueClaws will hold their 2017 National Anthem tryouts on Wednesday, March 22nd at FirstEnergy Park. The auditions will run from 5 pm – 7 pm.
All interested participants must fill out an application prior to the audition. Applications are available in the BlueClaws Front Office or online by clicking hereThey must be returned in person to FirstEnergy Park by Saturday, March 18th. No email or fax submissions will be accepted.

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Ocean County Library to Offer Job Fair for Healthcare Workers

The Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Ave., will host a “Job Fair for Healthcare Workers” between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30th.

Job seekers will have access to over 20 employers looking for qualified individuals seeking part-time and full-time work. Some openings will include: Home Health Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants, Companion Caregivers, RNs and LPNs, Community Support Managers, Direct Care Staff, along with supervisory and administrative positions. Continue reading Ocean County Library to Offer Job Fair for Healthcare Workers

FanFest ’17 on March 18th; Single-Game Tickets On Sale For First Time

Opening Day at FirstEnergy Park may not be until April 13th, but the BlueClaws get things going in March at FanFest on March 18th! Kick off the BlueClaws season in style at FanFest, the first day single-game tickets go on sale to the general public.
FanFest runs from 10 am – 2 pm and includes free fun for the whole family. Because of the event’s proximity to St. Patrick’s Day, there will be an Irish-themed feel to the day, with food, drink, music, and additional fun.
As always, FanFest marks the first day that single-game tickets go on sale to the general public. Once again, tickets will be just $10 for adults and $7 for juniors/seniors, $3 savings off the single-game ticket price. In addition, post-FanFest single-game ticket sales will not begin until Monday, March 27th, meaning FanFest is the first and best chance to individually lock-up the best seats to the best games.
“FanFest is one of our favorite days on the calendar,” said BlueClaws General Manager Chris Tafrow. “We get to really open the ballpark to our fans for the first time and it’s another sign that Opening Day is just around the corner!”
Opening Day, presented by Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, is Thursday, April 13th at 6:35 pm. Opening Weekend also includes a Fireworks Friday game on April 14th, and a split double-header (separate admission) on Saturday, April 15th with nine-inning games at 1:05 pm and 7:05 pm.
Considering a Ticket Package? If you are considering a BlueClaws 2017 ticket package, now is the time to act! At FanFest, the best seats to the best games will be available for fans to reserve on a single-game basis. But until FanFest, the only way to secure those seats is through a 2017 BlueClaws ticket package (info here or below).
Also included in the fun at FanFest this year:
  • Each attendee will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda at the event.
  • Additional Irish-themed food, including corned beef & cabbage, will also be available.
  • Select Inflatable rides will be available for fans.
  • caricature artist will be available as well (small fee).
  • Mascot Buster along with Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese will be around for pictures and will be on the field as part of “Mascot Spring Training.”
  • Launch-a-Ball will be held with proceeds benefiting BlueClaws Charities (weather permitting).
  • Face Painting will be available on the concourse (small fee).
  • 2-for-1 ride coupons will be available for Dr. Bernard’s Kids Zone, valid throughout the season. Dr. Bernard’s Kids Zone is presented by Meridian Pediatric Network.
  • Vendors will have fun games and displays around the concourse.
As in years past, the BlueClaws will be collecting non-perishable food as part of a food drive that will benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Ocean County, a BlueClaws Charities Community Partner. Each fan that donates a non-perishable food item will receive two tickets to a BlueClaws game in April. In addition, the BlueClaws will be collecting gently used cell phones to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers.
More on BlueClaws Ticket Packages – Ticket plans start at just seven games and come with value-pricing and the BlueClaws Flexible Exchange Policy, meaning that if a fan can’t attend a game for any reason, their ticket-package tickets can be exchanged for any other game (exchange must take place before the original game). This benefit is only available to those with a ticket package! For more information on BlueClaws Ticket Packages, call 732-901-7000 option 3.
The BlueClaws are the Jersey Shore’s top stop for affordable, family entertainment. They have led the South Atlantic League and New Jersey in attendance in all 16 years of existence and this year will welcome their 7-millionth fan to FirstEnergy Park.



The watercolors are Steve Beals and the pastels are Ken Witkowski. The eMKayS consist of Matt Telliho (M), Ken Witkowski (K), and Steve Beal (S). The eMKayS will be providing you with a night of great music! This very special event brings the artists together with all of their talents during a night of art, music, and light fare in our beautiful GALLERY. Join us! Cash bar. Tickets are only $10 (plus $6 free per ticket). Seating is on first come, first sit basis.