Saturday, May 27, 2017

Keansburg Memorial Day Parade: Sunday May 28th

Parade begins at The intersection of Raritan Avenue and Center Avenue and will step off at 1:30. The parade then heads down Center Avenue to Main Street, where it makes a right turn, proceeds down to Church Street, where it makes another right turn, continuing to Carr Avenue and then ending at the American legion.

The Parade ends at Keansburg's American Legion Post 273 for some after parade activities, hot dogs and burgers.

Keansburg cemetery also known as Palmer Wood cemetery or Old Truax Burying Ground dates back to before the Civil War.

The oldest plot found on record: Truax Samuel Sr  1717-1792.

This historic resting ground is being cleaned out of the decades of over growth and lack of maintenance for years.  Thank you to to the Keansburg Public Works and volunteers organized by the Keansburg Museum and Historical Society for leading this effort.  There will be a memorial service at the Old Truax Burying Ground during Keansburg's Centennial Celebration Weekend.

There is also a wall of honor at the museum with pictures of those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  The Keansburg Historic Museum (59 Carr Ave) is open on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4PM.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Over 5,000 People Invade Keansburg!

Keansburg is becoming NJ's Best Kept Secret on the Bayshore!

Over 5,000 people attended Keansburg's Summer Festival Kick Off Event: "A Taste of Spring" held on Saturday May 20th. Everyone had an opportunity to enjoy a diverse selection of food from the Food Trucks and Craft Beer from Belford Brewery while listening to music from local musicians in the Battle of the Bands.  There was a Car Show hosted by IR Performance located on Carr Ave. in Keansburg.

Thank you to The Keansburg Recreation, Keansburg's Mayor and council, the Borough Manager, the Department of Public Works, the Police Department, the Keansburg EMS, all of the Keansburg's Recreation Members and Volunteers, The Newpoint Comfort Fire Department, The Food Trucks, Vendors, Belford Brewery, the participating Bands, Shark Sense Inc., our residents and all of the out of town guests that made this event so successful! We look forward to seeing everyone at our future events!

Hear what some people from Staten Island have to say:

If you attended the event - see if a picture of you made its into our video ...

#keansburg #newjersey #nj #monmouth #events #beach #festivals #centennial

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 20th is Super Saturday in Keansburg!

Super Saturday in Keansburg - The Summer Season is being Kick Started with a day full of Community Festivities!

7th Annual Titan 5K Race 7:30AM

The 7th Annual TITAN 5K will take place May 20, 2017 on a fast and flat course in Keansburg, NJ with the support of our community, volunteers, KSD athletic department and student-athletes and local police departments. This fun race features great prizes for overall group winners and medals for all age groups male and female. With lots of refreshments and fun after- this celebration of our United States Veterans can't be missed!

All proceeds go directly to help support United States Soldiers as they transition back to civilian life. Your continued paricicpation is the reason we have given so much in the name of liberty. Race begins at 9am for both walkers and runners. RACE DAY Registration begins at 7:30am.

Beach Sweep & Cleanup 9AM

Join Keansburg Volunteers and High School Football Players from the Keansburg Titans, Raritan Rockets, Holmdel Hornets, Keyport Raiders. who will be cleaning our beaches and surrounding areas in preparation of a spectacular Summer Season in Keansburg.  Since there will be over 120 volunteers the meeting point has changed to the Municipal Parking Lot by the Go-Carts.  Thank you to The Bayshore Community Bank for sponsoring this event.

A Taste Of Spring hosted by Keansburg Recreation - 

The Bayshore's 1st Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest! 2-8PM

Keansburg Recreation Hosts:

Please join us for a great day which will include Food Trucks, A beer garden & A Battle of the bands and ...

IR Performance Car Show: High Performance imports will be on display.

* FREE Admission
* FREE Craft Beer Tasting
* FREE Food Sampling
* FREE Live Music All Day
* FREE Parking 500 Cars
* FREE Shuttle Service

A Moment of Gratitude

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their Time efforts and resources to turn the page in history as we Celebrate Keansburg's Centennial and making Keansburg the Newest Gem of in the Jersey Bayshore! Thank a volunteer the next time you attend an event and let them know you appreciate what they are doing to improve the quality of life in Keansburg.

Go out of your way to Shop a Keansburg Business or use a service from one of the many providers who support all of the events, activities and fundraisers done in the borough to offer the programs for our youth.  No one likes empty store fronts or watching businesses close - you can be part of the solution by dining or ordering a meal at one of Keansburg's restaurants once a week and shopping at a neighborhood pharmacy or shops on Church Street or Main Street.  "Great things are happening in Keansburg!"

Spread the Word

Visit the The Keansburg Connections Inter-Active Community Calendar and share some of the activities and events coming up. There are over 50 Summer Beach Activities planned as well as other organization events throughout the Borough all year.  You can select the Category of the events you want to see on the bottom of the calendar and have the ability to share the event and even get a reminder as an option.  Organizations are encouraged to post their events here so this becomes the go-to resource for event planning and sharing.

Congratulations to a Keansburg Business

Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids is in contention for a 2017

 New Jersey BESTIE Award 

Friday, May 12, 2017

News - Press Releases

Keansburg has more to celebrate this year than its Centennial. There are over 50 new events planned to take place this year on the beach. The events include festivals, bull riding rodeos, free movies and concerts, beer gardens, food truck events, fireworks, and much more. Gratitude Migration is returning for its third year with an anticipated 3,500 attendees camping on the beach in a three-day festival in July. The NY/NJ Baykeeper will be offering free kayak rides on the Bay in August. Keansburg’s free beach was rebuilt since Sandy and the low waves from the Bay make it perfect for young families. Our CentennialWeekend in October will be three days of concerts, a parade, carnivals, a petting zoo, beer gardens, fireworks and many family-oriented activities throughout the town. Public transportation makes getting to the beach, amusement and water parks inexpensive and convenient.

The newly formed Keansburg Business Alliance has reenergized the commercial growth with new restaurants, as well as a Muay ThaiGym and Wrestling Club.

The Raritan Bay Brewery will be opening in the Fall of 2017 and the Pier 260 Restaurant is starting construction this month and scheduled to open by the summer of 2018. This $3 million project is a three-story restaurant and roof top bar that will have panoramic views of the Bay and New York skyline. There is currently over $70 million in projects under construction with $50 million on the drawing board. The Borough Council is also providing tax abatements and/or exemptions for the construction of commercial or industrial structures for five years.

On July 5, 2016, The New York Post reported “Keansburg,NJ is the No. 1 Bargain Beach Town in the country, according to a report byRealtyTrac.” DrSketchy Asbury Park is spearheading the Keansburg Mural Project where six unique artists will be adding art and beauty by way of murals to Keansburg. The town has passed ordinances for more strict code enforcement to help improve and stimulate visual improvement to some of the Super Storm Sandy-affected areas still recovering.

We are open for business and invite you to visit our town and see for yourself the tremendous opportunities and potential offered by our community. See why our once troubled community is becoming the best-kept secret and newest gem in the Bayshore. Subscribe to our blog, for more information, updates and opportunities.

Keansburg Economic Community Development Coordinator

Read the Article here: 

Photo of $65M Water Front Project
186 Apartment Units / 10,000 Sq Ft of Retail
 Available Summer 2018

Pier 260 Restaurant - Opening Summer 2018

NY Skyline View from Keansburg Beach
Photo: Bill Jones Photography, Keansburg

Monday, May 8, 2017

Festival to Kick Off Summer in Keansburg

The Summer is going to Sizzle in Keansburg this year!

Over 50 Events on our FREE Beach including 2 weekends of Bull Riding on the Beach!
FREE Movies on Tuesdays / Free Concerts on Fridays

Our first event "A Taste of Spring" combines Selected Food Trucks, Craft Beer Tasting, A High Performance Car Show and The Battle of the Bands all at one event! May 20th 2-8pm.

FREE Admission & Parking / Beachway & Main Streets
Hosted By: The Keansburg Recreation Committee
The Car Show is Hosted by: IR Performance

The Car Show is Hosted by: IR Performance

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Keansburg Mural Project

is looking for funding through KickStarter

Six unique local artists are looking to add art and beauty by way of murals to Keansburg an area that has seen hard times since Sandy. Support our efforts to decorate and beautify abandoned and empty commercial buildings with murals done by local artists.

By making a donation you are not only helping us improve the esthetics of Keansburg but also get the following based on your donation level.  Art supply donations are also appreciated!

Level: Buddy
Amount: $20
Reward: A quick sketch of you.

Level: Our Buddy
Amount: $50
Reward: Welcome to watch the Art happen.

Level: Super Buddy
Amount: $100
Reward: Detailed sketch of you.

Level: Sponsor Buddy
Amount: $150
Reward: Special thanks painted on a mural.

These are some of the buildings being considered.  Note: some are still awaiting approval from the property owners.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gratitude Migration will hold a FREE Keansburg Community Potluck BBQ

In gratitude for the incredible collaboration that was Summer Dream 2016 and in preparation for the upcoming adventures of Summer Dream 2017, Gratitude Migration invites our friends from the Keansburg community to join us for a potluck BBQ. We gather and appreciation & the spirit of collaboration.

Saturday, May 6 at 12 PM - 3 PM
Join us at Sparky's House
73 Shore Blvd Keansburg, NJ 07734

Gratitude đź’›'s Keansburg

In gratitude for the incredible collaboration that was Summer Dream 2016 and in preparation for the upcoming adventures of Summer Dream 2017, Gratitude Migration invites our friends from the Keansburg community to join us for a potluck BBQ. We gather and appreciation
& the spirit of collaboration.

If you are a 
đź’›Business owner
đź’›Community member

And you'd like to talk to us about 
đź’›Volunteering for 2017
đź’›Partnering with your business
đź’›Getting more involved in other ways
đź’›Helping us create more community impact 

Or you want to hang and hear more about what we're all about. 

Come on down!

Join us at Sparky's House
73 Shore Blvd Keansburg, NJ 07734

We'll provide the burgers and dogs please bring a salad, side or drinks. 

See you Saturday!