Dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey maritime history! Welcome to the New Jersey Maritime Museum, located in Beach Haven on the southern end of Long Beach Island. We invite you to come visit us and explore the most extensive collection of maritime history and artifacts in the entire state of New Jersey!
The Surflight Theatre, is a beach-side theatre located in the community of Beach Haven, New Jersey, USA, on Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore.
Surflight produced up to nine mainstage theatrical productions per season, children’s theatre, a comedy and concert series, Surflight-To-Go Touring Educational Theatre and The Show Place Ice Cream Parlour.
The Beach Haven Library was built as a library, not as a home, as some people believe. The land and building were donated by the Pharo family, Beach Haven’s first residents. The library was built in 1924. The interior hasn’t changed much since then.
We have the most recent New York’s Times best sellers books, participate in Inter-Library Loans, have a Children’s section that includes small tables and chairs and a meeting room with a fireplace and a large table. We offer our patrons a DVD collection, and the most updated computers and a color laser printer. We are wireless, so please feel free to bring your laptop!
We pride ourselves with the relationship formed between the community and library staff. Therefore, we are able to provide informational lectures, book discussion groups, reading hours for young children and weekly knitting groups. Most requests for local organizations meetings are granted.
The Long Beach Island Museum was built in 1882 as the Holy Innocent’s Episcopal Church. It remained so until 1976 when it was purchased by the Long Beach Island Historical Association. The museum proudly stands in the center of Beach Haven’s Historic District. Its main objective is to keep the history of LBI alive through the preservation of artifacts and photographs inside the 130 year old building and through various programs and events promoting the rich history of Long Beach Island.
The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films and fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival offers three days of films, panels, Q&A’s, networking, parties and surfing, and draws some of the industry’s top film critics, producers and distributors. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film.
Alliance for a Living Ocean was created in 1987 to put an end to ocean dumping. Since that time, ALO has continued efforts to stop pollution and protect our coastal environment. Through the dedicated work of our volunteers, ALO strives to keep our oceans, beaches, and bays clean.
Join us in helping to promote and maintain clean water and a healthy coastal environment through education and action.
During the 1950s, library service to the residents of Long Beach Island was provided by the Ocean County Library’s book mobile. In 1956, a collection of books was placed in a small room in the Long Beach Township Municipal Building. This was the first branch of the Ocean County Library. The library was open daily in the summer months and once a week during the rest of the year….. Read More
To promote the arts and sciences on Long Beach Island and in the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating, and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages.
At Viking Village, we are dedicated to keeping all local and U.S. fishermen fishing and harvesting responsibly. We take pride in being leaders in a program emphasizing responsibly caught fish and scallops, ensuring minimal impact on the environment and fish habitat. We work closely with the National Marine Fisheries Service, including the Fisheries councils and play a major role in the management and cooperative research process.
ReClam the Bay is a local, non-profit environmental organization that promotes environmental involvement and education in a constructive and helpful way. Together we grow and maintain millions of baby clams and oysters.
The Barnegat Light Historical Society (BLHS) operates and maintains the Barnegat Light Museum (above) and organizes and promotes events to further the awareness of the history of Barnegat Light and Long Beach Island.