Seastreak to upgrade its fleet

commodore-4Seastreak, the company that provides ferry service from to New York and Jersey City from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, announced a $24 million upgrade to its fleet of luxury vessels to commence with the construction of a new 600 passenger catamaran that will be delivered in late 2017.

The new vessel, which is being built by Incat-Crowther of Sydney, Australia, will include 520 interior seats with an additional 206 exterior seats located on the second and third deck.  The pilot’s house will be on the third deck, improving the views of passengers on the second deck.  There will be seven restrooms located inside the vessel along with ADA compliant accommodations.

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The Best of Boats and Baseball

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. Right, and the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.”2016052995212301

—George F. Will

By Greg Kelly

I first became a baseball fan back in 1969—a signature year for the New York Mets. And I’ve been talking to my children about the “Amazing Mets” since they were little. It has stuck with them.

My daughter Lauren went through a time where she watched all the games and got me back into watching regularly. My son Kyle has a real appreciation for baseball history and went to his first professional game before he was 10.

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Obama’s NY trip delaying Monmouth County Commuters, Tourists

IMG-20130929-00071President Obama’s long weekend jaunt to New York for a fundraiser and a show with his daughters will inconvenience Monmouth County commuters tonight and Tuesday, as well as tourists who wish to cruise between the Big Apple and the Bayshore tomorrow.

Seastreak Ferry announced potential delays or cancellations of its Pier 11 – Highlands/Atlantic Highlands trips at 6:10 and 7:10 Friday evening, Saturday afternoon’s 4:30 and 5:30 trips and Tuesday’s scheduled trips at 2:40, 3:40, 7:20 and 8:20 p.m.

Seastreak’s clothing optional cruises this weekend to Sandy Hook are not affected.

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Obama’s NYC trip to impact Seastreak riders

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President Obama will be visiting Lehman College in the Bronx today for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a non-profit spin off of a White House initiative intended to help men of color finish high school or find jobs.

Your Spouse’s commute could be impacted by the President’s travel.

Seastreak announced this afternoon that ferry delays and temporary closures of Pier 11 are expected between 2:45-3:45 this afternoon and again this evening between 9 and 10.

 

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

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• 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

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

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Monmouth County Post CardFriday, June 27

• 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

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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.

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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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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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