Area Information

Area Information and Resources

Enthusiasts of the Arts are always looking for a way to satisfy their thirst for cultural enrichment, and THE STRAND theater has just the ticket. Hosting shows and musicals in NJ since 1922, THE STRAND is an expert on entertainment at the Jersey Shore. With fun field trip ideas for kids, theater camps, and activities for senior citizens, THE STRAND is a lot more than simply somewhere to see a show.

Learn all about what this community has to offer by visiting the resources below. Please contact us if you need additional information on our services.


Garden State Philharmonic

The Garden State Philharmonic is a cultural resource for the Jersey Shore and the surrounding region, performing the best in symphonic repertoire in a variety of venues, especially THE STRAND. Music lovers do not have to travel to the cities to enjoy live performances of fine symphonic music presented by a quality orchestra. Visit their site for a listing of concerts in New Jersey. Holiday concerts performed by the Garden State Philharmonic are enjoyed by all ages!

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

NJStateCouncilOnTheArtsThe New Jersey State Council on the Arts improves the quality of life in this state, its people and communities by helping the arts to flourish. Through its programs and services, the Council supports hundreds of non-profit cultural organizations in providing several thousand high quality events and programs that benefit NJ audiences in excess of 18 million people each year.

Discover Jersey Arts (DJA)

Discovery-NJ-ArtsDiscover Jersey Arts (DJA) is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts working in partnership with other cultural service organizations statewide including the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. The project’s mission is to increase the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. supports that mission by providing a central clearinghouse of information on the Garden State’s cultural scene. Whether browsing the site’s comprehensive event calendar, searching its directory of cultural organizations, discovering works by local artists in its virtual gallery, or catching up on what’s new this season in our Culture Vultures Arts Weekly and Jersey Arts Podcast, is the hub for what’s going on in NJ’s arts scene.

MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS takes pride in the fact that they offer residents and visitors of New Jersey a vessel to connect with the hidden treasures of the area. It is unique from any other online resource guide for New Jersey in that it never charges a fee for advertisers to announce their attractions, events, and activities for senior communities. With almost 360 pages, 6,000 links and thousands upon thousands of listings for things to do in New Jersey, is by far the largest website of its kind in New Jersey.

Jersey Shore Summer Guide

Learn about all the summer happenings at the Jersey Shore through this publication put out by the Asbury Park Press. Find local festivals, theater plays, attractions, and concerts in New Jersey all listed here so you don’t miss a thing during your visit to the Jersey Shore. is the new combined website of the Home News Tribune and the Courier News created to supply you with a local source of news and information in Central Jersey. This online community provides a place to share your stories and photos, and talk about what is happening in your community. Find news from more than 80 local communities in Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Union counties, as well as breaking news from the state, nation, and the world.

NJ Monthly Magazine

Turn to NJ Monthly magazine to discover what’s happening in the state of New Jersey. Get reviews and reports on the best of the best in the state of New Jersey. Theaters for rent can be found for your production or event along with area restaurants and attractions. Discover class trip ideas and activities for senior citizens all while learning about New Jersey and what the state has to offer you.


Jersey Shore Public Relations & Advertising Association

Born at the shore but statewide savvy, the Jersey Shore Public Relations & Advertising Association attracts communications specialists from the design, writing, marketing, public relations, and multimedia disciplines. They provide an opportunity for networking, professional development, information-sharing and building lasting relationships.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA)

The EDA is a self-supporting, independent state agency whose mission is to stimulate business development, job creation, and community revitalization throughout the State. Learn how the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Center can help N.J. manufacturers to compete globally by offering a non-confrontational alternative to more confrontational trade remedies such as trade restrictions, quotas, protectionism, and embargos and alleviate the adverse effects on workers, employers, and communities resulting from increases in foreign imports.


Lakewood BlueClaws

The Lakewood Blue Claws are a Single A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and host the most thrilling, hard-hitting minor league baseball action in all of the South Atlantic League! With lots of ways to check out the game - picnic areas, party decks, Sod Squad, and private suites as well as our affordable seating, it is a sensational way for the whole family to enjoy the best game in town.

Six Flags Great Adventure

Find the fastest rides, the coolest water park, the largest safari, and the most entertaining outdoor concerts and musical shows in New Jersey at Great Adventure. The name says it all. This is one of the area’s local attractions that update their fun every year to keep the thrills coming and the people coming back.


Ocean County, New Jersey

Learn all about Ocean County, New Jersey. Discover the towns within the county and what they have to offer residents and visitors alike. The Tourism Calendar of Events lists holiday concerts and plays in New Jersey along with many other local events.

Ocean County Parks

The Ocean County Park System consists of 27 park facilities, including dog parks, golf courses, fishing piers, and more throughout Ocean County, N.J. Wondering what some of the activities are for senior citizens to do in the area? They have a lot of suggestions for you, along with plenty of areas to hold a host of recreational activities for all ages for every season! Take a hike, a boat ride, a trip out of the county –or out of the state. Take part in the festivals, programs, and services offered by this valuable county resource.

Ocean County Tourism

Ocean County Tourism links Ocean County, New Jersey musicals and other area attractions with the Ocean County Government. Here you can find everything from Ocean County Christmas events to summer theater camp. Be sure to check this site for a guaranteed fun time at the Jersey Shore.

The Jersey Shore

Find ocean waves and sandy beaches that dazzle you all along the shores of New Jersey. Plays, musicals, and entertaining shows and attractions will move and inspire you. There are plenty of activities to do with senior citizens as well as the entire family at the Jersey Shore.

Township of Lakewood, NJ

From a well-known resort for the wealthy and a retreat for presidents to a vibrant, exciting place set amidst parks, lakes, and a quaint Victorian downtown, the Township of Lakewood offers old-world charm, a hometown feeling, and solid values along with 21st Century amenities.


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