May 13, 2013 -
On Sunday, May 19, 2013, Sea Brighters Embracing Action will be hosting a fundraiser event from 12 noon until 3 pm at Ama Ristorante, 1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, New Jersey. Tickets are $ 55.00 per person and they are going fast.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the purchasing of beach necessities that were lost during Superstorm Sandy. This includes new lifeguard stations, lifeguard boats, uniforms, beach umbrellas and much more.
Please consider making a donation of a monetary gift, a gift certificate, or gift basket to enable Sea Bright to get the beach up and running for the 2013 season. There will also be an opportunity to individually sponsor a lifeguard chair, lifeboat or umbrella. The name of your business or organization will be prominently displayed on the object you wish to sponsor.
or call 212-450-7412 if you wish to sponsor an item, or make a monetary donation. Checks should be made out to "Sea Bright Partnership Inc.", which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The Borough sincerely thanks Sea Brighters Embracing Action for their efforts in helping to organize this event.
- All Sea Bright residents interested in applying for upcoming grants and other state funded programs should register with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA). Registration will ensure that you are notified when grant applications and other information becomes available. NJDCA Assistance
- All Sea Bright businesses interested in applying for upcoming grant programs should register with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority(NJEDA). Registration will ensure that you are notified when grant applications become available. NJEDA Assistance
- Pay your Sea Bright Taxes and Utilities online.
- Seeking 2013 volunteers for the Sea Bright's Recreation and Beautification committees. For more information, please contact Borough Hall at (732) 842-0099.
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Sea Bright was formed by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shrewsbury River on the other, Sea Bright, New Jersey, is the southern half of a barrier beach which is the Sandy Hook Peninsula. Only an hour and ten minutes from New York City, this sandy stretch of the Jersey Coast has a heritage centuries old.
While Sea Bright's formal history starts in 1869, there was, in the early 1840's, a small cluster of wooden shacks nestled among the tall grass-topped sand dunes of the barrier beach. This was the fishing village of Nauvoo. Long an enigma to local historians and often misinterpreted as an Indian word, the origin of "Nauvoo" is Sephardic Hebrew. It is clearly the same word that Mormon leader Joseph Smith gave to the Illinois town he founded in 1839. Meaning literally "beautiful of pleasant place," Nauvoo (N.J.) might well have been named by Smith as he visited Monmouth County in 1839. In an event, moved by Mormon influence, Nauvoo was the name chosen by local fisherman for their tiny settlement on the Jersey Coast.
One of the earliest accounts of the barrier beach, published a dozen years before Sea Bright's existence, describes a steamboat journey from New York to the Ocean House, a low rambling wooden structure situated on the beach opposite the mouth of the Navesink River. Built in 1842, this first hotel on the sandy strip offered "excellent fishing, fine sea bathing and capital accomodations" for three hundred patrons. At the Ocean House one "found a number of beach carriages", as they are called, awaiting the arrival of the boat from New York to take passengers to Long Branch.