A Message From Mayor Henry
Dear Old Bridge Residents,
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer, enjoying all the many beautiful outdoor spaces and recreation activities available in our wonderful township. I’d like to highlight some of the great events planned for August, including Salt Water Day. This popular tradition on the Laurence Harbor Beach Front runs all day on Saturday, August 10th from 2pm – 10pm, and offers food trucks, live music from Refugee at 4pm and Chicago 9 at 5:30pm, children’s rides, vendors and games for the entire family. There will be a Cornhole Tournament at 6pm with cash prizes, and a Beer Garden, where a $10 admission includes a mug and two tickets. The day will be capped off with a fireworks display over the harbor at 9:30pm. Parking is available at Saint Laurence Church after 6pm, and free shuttles will run every 15 minutes from Cheesequake Village, Metro Park South, Memorial School, Cliffwood Beach 7-11 and Diver Cove Lot.
The Cultural Arts Committee has planned a wide array of events for the month, including our second Annual Thursday night Summer Concert Series. All performances are free and will be held in Geick Park from 6pm-8pm – please bring lawn chairs. The line-up is as follows: August 1st: We May Be Right (Billy Joel Tribute Band); August 8th: Jerry Spathis, (50s Band); August 15th: The Alan Quinn Band (Swing/Sinatra/Motown/Rock); August 22nd: Crazy8s (Rockabilly) and August 29th: The Strictly 60s Band (British Invasion/Soul/Surf). Parking is available in the Old Bridge High School parking lot behind the administration building. Food trucks will be available as well.
Old Bridge Cultural Arts has also partnered with the Shoppes at Old Bridge (601 Texas Road and Route 9 North) to introduce “OB Arts” – a monthly art exhibit at the Shoppes. Works from local artists as well as special collections are displayed on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. I hope you come support these talented residents and the other businesses at the Shoppes.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many Township employees who work so hard to make these events possible, and would also like to thank our residents who come and appreciate them. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Mayor Owen Henry