M-W: 8:30 - 4:30
Thurs: 8:30 - 7:30
Friday: 8:30 - 12:30

(732) 222-8221
315 E. Main Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Committee Members

Frank Baricelli, Borough Historian

Debbie Blair (Wolf Hill liaison)

Barbara Bonforte

John Bonforte

Tom Cavanagh 

Nadine Jeffrey

Robin Kelly

Cathy Kornek (Maple Place liaison)

Brian Landrigan

Rosanne Letson

Paula Lombardo

Mike MacStudy

Melanie Patterson (Lion's Club liaison)

Debra Sharkey

Barbara Sheppard

Ric Siciliano

Sally Spies

Toni Sverapa

Sara Torbert

Victor Turback

EJ Wright



The Oceanport Historical Committee has been working to get ready for Oceanport’s Centennial Celebration. We are working on a book that will update "Oceanport in Retrospect", published in 1970 in honor of the Borough's 50th anniversary.  The Committee would like to let you know about some of the activities they have planned, and the dates reserved so far so you can mark your calendars.    

In cooperation with the Borough's DPW and due to the generosity of sponsors, we hung Centennial flags on the poles on East Main Street in January 2020.

We are working in conjunction with the schools to sponsor an Essay Contest speaking to life in Oceanport and it's history, and we are working to sponsor a student-produced Oceanport Historical Coloring Book.

Watch for Committee in the Memorial Day Parade on May 25th, 2020 – we will be the ones walking with some classic cars which date back almost as far as Oceanport does!  Please join us along the parade route.

We will celebrate Oceanport's Centennial at Monmouth Park on Sunday, June 14th, 2020, Picnic Area #1, with Oceanport Day and a race named in honor of the Centennial.

A Centennial Social is being planned to be held at the Blu Grotto restaurant/beer garden on August 13th, 2020, bringing residents together for a fun night of food and beverage while listening to the band Katfish Lucy.  Bring your lawn chair and come on out and have some fun!

We will participate in the Rec Committee's Summer's End on September 12th, 2020.  Look for our table - we hope to have our updated book reflecting Oceanport's history available for sale at that time.

On Saturday, October 17th, 2020, we will sponsor the Oceanport Centennial Gala.  This will be a Roaring ‘20’s themed event, with guests requested to dress either in semi-formal attire or in Roaring ‘20’s costume. It will be held in the Turf Room at Monmouth Park, and will be a grand event! It will be a wonderful evening out right here in beautiful Oceanport! 

There are other activities planned, and as soon as they are finalized, we will feature them in The Oceanport Bulletin, on the Borough’s website, and on the Oceanport Centennial Facebook page and on the  Oceanport Residents Facebook page. 

Historical Committee Meeting Schedule

11 Jun
Historical Committee Meeting
Date 06.11.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Jun
Historical Committee Meeting
06.25.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9 Jul
Historical Committee Meeting
07.09.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
23 Jul
Historical Committee Meeting
07.23.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13 Aug
Historical Committee Meeting
08.13.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centennial Celebration Plans - CLick for PDF