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)

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.

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.  There are also three large Centennial banners displayed in town – one at the intersection of Eatontown Boulevard and Port-Au-Peck Avenue, one in front of Borough Hall, and one at the Community Center.

We are looking forward to rescheduling most of the events we had planned for 2020 as a result of Covid-19, and we’re hoping to be able to add events as well.

The Committee is looking into being able to Oceanport's Centennial at Monmouth Park sometime in August 2020, Picnic Area #1, with Oceanport Day and a race named in honor of the Centennial.

We hope to be able to host our previously-planned Centennial Social at the Blu Grotto restaurant/beer garden on August 13th, 2020, bringing residents together for a fun night of food and beverage.  Stay tuned for details.

The Committee also hopes to be able to host a Family Fun Night at the Blue Grass Mini Golf sometime in August.  Information will be provided as soon as we have confirmation that we can proceed.

We have made the difficult decision to postpone Oceanport Centennial Gala, which we had scheduled for Saturday, October 17th, 2020 in the Turf Room at Monmouth Park.  We hope to be able to host this grand event in the spring of 2021.

The Committee plans to sponsor a prize for the best historical costume at the Oceanport Rec Committee’s Halloween parade and party in October.

Finally, back by popular demand will be our Holiday Home Tour in December.  Please reach out if you’re interested in having your home showcased in its holiday best for the tour.

There are other activities in the works, 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

27 Aug
Historical Committee Meeting
Date 08.27.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10 Sep
Historical Committee Meeting
09.10.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
24 Sep
Historical Committee Meeting
09.24.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8 Oct
Historical Committee Meeting
10.08.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12 Nov
Historical Committee Meeting
11.12.2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm