Float Me Out to the Ballgame

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”

—Yogi Berra

By Greg Kelly

imagejpeg_0 (1)Both of my children are baseball fans—pretty serious baseball fans. Each has a love and respect for the history and traditions of the game. They remember seasons, teams, players, games, and events. Me too.

So the game presents a superb opportunity for us to make a connection. We got the opportunity to do some very nice baseball bonding just recently when we attended a Met game at Citi Field. And while the Mets stunk up the joint (losing 9-0, with just three hits), we still had a grand time.

You see, to get the time and attention of my children nowadays is no small task. They’re getting older (my son, Kyle, will be 21 next March and my daughter, Lauren, turns 19 in November), so they have their work, their schooling, their friends, and their interests to pursue.

But when I told them we’d be going to a game, and on the ferry, they leaped at the opportunity. The Seastreak boat ride to the game offered up the comfort, relaxation, and time to talk and laugh with my kids (along with my sister, Shannon, who joined us and enjoyed herself very much).

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Posted: September 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, July 4-6, 2014

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By Greg Kelly

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, July 4

• Happy Independence Day! – MORE INFO

• Ocean Fest at Long Branch – MORE INFO

• Heroes’ Backyard Picnic Celebration at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

• Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO

• Ocean Grove 4th of July Parade – MORE INFO

  • Spring Lake 4th of July & 90th Birthday Celebration – MORE INFO

• Reading of the Declaration of Independence (Freehold) – MORE INFOInlet300X250

• Downtown Freehold Independence Day Concert & Fireworks – MORE INFO

• Asbury Park Independence Day Fireworks – MORE INFO

• Firecracker 5 Race (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO

• Butler at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

• Evening Boat Tours on Manasquan Reservoir (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Independence Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

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Posted: July 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, June 27-29, 2014

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• Wall Township Fair – MORE INFO

• Lionel Richie/Ceelo Green at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

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• Seining at Horseshoe Cove on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO

• Horse Rider Lesson (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Dinosaurs Here, There, & Everywhere (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO

• Glo in the Dark Sports Campfire (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• Crustacean of the Day on Sandy Hook – MORE INFO

• Jersey Shore Greek Festival (Ocean Twp) – MORE INFO

• Family Fireworks on the Navesink (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Canoeing in Sandy Hook Bay – MORE INFO

• Nancy Scharff God & Country Patriotic Concert (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Chazz Palminteri: A Bronx Tale at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFOHazlet sidewalk sale

• Bob Burger in Asbury Park Music Tellers Series! – MORE INFO

• Jesus Christ Superstar by Stone Church Players (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO

• Martha’s Vineyard Weekend Trip via Seastreak Ferry (Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Bonfire on the Beach (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

• D-Day Exhibit at National Guard Militia Museum (Sea Girt) – MORE INFO

• Sandy Storm Home Repair Outreach Event (Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Bridgefest 2014 (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Seastreak and NJDOT providing relief for Pulaski Skyway commuters

The northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway are closed for two years as the bridge is reconstructed.  The anticipated nightmare for commuters starts this morning.

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file photo by Art Gallaghernightmare for commuters starts today.

Seastreak, LLC, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation have partnered to provide a pleasant alternative for Central Jersey commuters to get to Hoboken or Jersey City and home again daily.

Seastreak  has two morning departures, 5:45 and 7:45, from the Atlantic Highlands Marina with stops at Paulus Hook in Jersey City and Hoboken.  There are three returning departures originating in Hoboken at 3:15 pm, 5:15 pm and 7:15 PM.  The fare for a one-way trip to or from either Hudson County terminal and Atlantic Highlands is $12. $5 gets you a ride to or from Jersey City and Hoboken.

The subsidized fare is a bargain.  Seastreak’s one-way fare to Manhattan is $26.  The fare for a trip on a NJTransit train from Middletown to Hoboken is $14.25, and the train takes longer.

The complete schedule can be viewed here.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: NJ DOT, Pulaski Skyway, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, December 27-29, 2013

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Friday, December 27

• Hunger Games Meets the Olympics (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

A Wind in The Willows Christmas at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Open Skating (Middletown) – MORE INFO

The Nutcracker Extra Performance (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Growing History for the Holidays (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• “A Day OFF from School is a Day ON at the MAC” (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Monmouth County Parks Weekend Things to Do – MORE INFO

• Library Lego Party (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• After-Holiday Sales at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO

• Open Swim (Middletown) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, December 20-22, 2013

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Friday, December 20

Free Family A Cappella Holiday Concert (Highlands) MORE INFO

A Christmas Carol (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO

Scrooge at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO

A Shop Around The Corner at First Ave. Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Handel’s Messiah (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Wearable, Usable, Functional Art Show & Sale (Belmar) – MORE INFO

Happy Holidays One-Act Plays at The Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Club MAC with Miss Maria & Friends (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• Community Christmas Caroling (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

Nicole Atkins at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

A Wind in The Willows Christmas at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Meet Kathy Wakile at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO

Wind in the Willows at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

• Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, December 13-15, 2013

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Saturday, December 14

• InfoAge Holiday Spectacular & Train Display (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO

• The Street Heat Sole & Style Expo (Manalapan) – MORE INFO

Scrooge The Musical at Premier Theatre (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

A Christmas Carol (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO

• Jungle Bell 5k Run/Walk (Lake Como) – MORE INFO

The Nutcracker at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

• Santa Train (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• Festive Flutes (Neptune) – MORE INFO

• Candlelight House Tour (Keyport) – MORE INFO

• CODA’s The Nutcracker at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• Christmas Lantern Tours at Allaire Village – MORE INFO

• McDermott’s Handy: A Celtic Christmas (Wall Twp) – MORE INFO

Scrooge at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO

A Shop Around The Corner at First Ave. Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Open Shoot Archery (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, December 6-8, 2013

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Saturday, December 7

Scrooge at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO

• Holidays Shopping Boutique (Rumson) – MORE INFO

• NYC Radio City Christmas Spectacular via Seastreak (Highlands) – MORE INFO

A Christmas Carol by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO

• Christmas from the Emerald Isle (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

Middlemen at NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

A Shop Around The Corner at First Ave. Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• AAUW Used Book Sale (Middletown) – MORE INFO

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Colts Neck) – MORE INFO

• Christmas Sing-a-Long (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

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Posted: December 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Kids ride free on Seastreak

Children aged 12 or under cruise to New York on Seastreak for free when accompanied by a full fare paying adult, under a promotion that lastsIMG_0965 through Memorial Day by the sponsor of our weekly Things to do in Monmouth County feature.

Seastreak is encouraging families to explore New York during the winter months. During these trips, Seastreak’s ferry service from Highlands and Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey will be docking at Pier 11 and at East 35th Street in New York City, which will provide access to attractions such as Grand Central Station’s Train Show or Radio City Music Hall during the holidays.

The scenery on the cruise to New York from Sandy Hook Bay is itself a fabulous attraction.

Seastreak has 13 departure times from New Jersey to New York on weekdays and five departure times on weekends.  A complete schedule is available online at http://seastreak.com/nynjschedules.aspx.

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Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County This Weekend

By Greg Kelly

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Saturday, November 2

• New Jersey Women’s Expo (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

• Watching Stars & Meteors (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Monmouth Players (Navesink) – MORE INFO

The Tricky Part at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Impolite Comedy at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Free Caregiver Retreat (Eatontown) – MORE INFO

• Woods Hollow Classic Mountain Bike Race (Middletown) – MORE INFO

• First Saturday in Asbury Park – MORE INFO

• Create a Decorative Thanksgiving Plate (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

• Beauty and the Beach 5-Mile (Long Branch) – MORE INFO155x300FallEvents2013

• National Theatre of London: 50 Years on Stage (WLB) – MORE INFO

• Stocking Stuffer Sale at Allaire Village – MORE INFO

• Trinity Hall H.S. Open House (Leonardo) – MORE INFO

Arsenic & Old Lace by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO

“Vintage Hitchcock” by NINE Theatricals (Hazlet) – MORE INFO

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Posted: October 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »