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History. Culture. Environment. The Bayshore Center at Bivalve was founded in 1988 to “motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey’s Bayshore region through education, preservation and example.” First we restored the 1928 Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner AJ MEERWALD as a sailing classroom. Next we created the Bivalve Center – BCB’s Maurice Riverfront home where the restored 1904 Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves serve as a maritime center of national significance, homeport to the MEERWALD and the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center. Now we are an established educational institute, in our 25th year, with programs on the schooner, at the Bivalve campus and in the community – Commercial Township, Cumberland County and throughout South Jersey’s Bayshore region.

Join us as we celebrate and preserve the Bay and its people!

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OysterFest 2014

  oysters by martie

Saturday, November 1, 5:30pm

BCB’s annual fundraising event with a seafood feast, live and silent  auctions, art, music & more.


View Live Auction Items Here!


Holiday Marketplace ~ Dec 12

   Arts & Crafts Vendors Galore at 2nd Friday by the Bay

Vendor Application 2nd Friday Holiday Market Place

Last Sails of 2014

Now Hiring

Shipboard Education Coordinator position open immediately.

Other crew positions available starting 3/30/2015.

Apply Now!