SEPTEMBER 21 Coastal Art Show

Join us during National Estuaries Week to celebrate the Coast with our art show. 5-6 New Jersey artists will display coastal themed art which includes but is not limited to the following: prints, pottery, water-colors, jewelry, metal work, hand-made soaps, basketry, and notecards. 25% of the proceeds will go to the American Littoral Society to fund coastal conservation.

Where: Building 18 Sandy Hook, NJ
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: Entrance is free.

SEPTEMBER 23 Seaside Equinox Walk
Called the equinox because it's one of two days in the year when daylight and darkness agree to equally share the 24 hours in a day. Truth or myth - you can balance a raw egg on its end. Not sure, but it's a great day for an early evening walk on the Hook.

Where: Guardian Park (site of 2 missiles on the lawn - Fort Hancock Historic District)
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free. Call to reserve.

SEPTEMBER 29, OCTOBER 6,4 Coastal Naturalist Series
Re-discover New Jersey's coast with professional naturalists. Class meets at Sandy Hook to explore the beach, bay, marsh, and maritime forest. Learn to recognize plants and animals found in coastal habitats. Series includes: coastal botany, birding for beginners (binoculars provided), and estuarine fish and invertebrate identification. Ideal for nature enthusiasts and educators. Participants will receive a copy of our coastal field guide.

Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook.
Dates & Times:
Monday, September 29, 5:30-8 pm
Monday, October 6, 5:30-8 pm
Saturday, October 4, 8:30-11am
Cost: $99

OCTOBER 30 Spooky Tales/Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock
Get into the Halloween Spirit on this moonlight walk around Historic Fort Hancock where ghosts have been known to linger. Cider and fall snacks will be provided.

Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook.
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $5 per person. Reservations required, call to reserve.

NOVEMBER 22 Surf Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hook
Join Jeff Dement, Tagging Director, for a day of surf fishing and instruction on the beach. He'll cover the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection, and "reading" a beach. All skill levels are welcomed. Rods, reels and tackle will be provided, but bring your own if you have it. Children under 18 are welcome with a supervising adult. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided but please bring your lunch.

Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
Time: 8:00am
Cost: $20 Member Family/Individual
$40 Non-Member Family/Individual

Space is limited. Please reserve by contacting Jeff at 732-291-0055 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .