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2016 A J Meerwald Calendar (click for schedule)

2016 Bayshore Center at Bivalve Calendar (click for schedule)  

Wooden Boat Restoration & Repair Work Parties & Workshops  

Bayshore Center at Bivlave is offering a hands-on work parties and workshop to learn how to restore the structure, improve the appearance, reduce the maintenance and prolong the life of wooden boats.  Bayshore Center has several small wooden boats which will be used for the workshop, among them, the Meerwald’s 16′ yawl boat.

Work Parties ~ Meet every Wednesday   10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshops ~ TBA

Second Friday – each month we celebrate a different Bay theme with an artists’ reception in the Bayshore Gallery, live music, a raw bar, Jersey Fresh Wine and beer, a lecture, featuring partner organizations and specials in the Oyster Cracker Cafe. Events run from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

 April 2016 – 2nd Friday  ~ MAGIC 

May 13 ~ TBA


Delaware Bay Day – the first Saturday in June, the people of the bayshore rise up to celebrate all things Delaware Bay through arts, music and folklife traditions. Jersey Fresh seafood is presented every way imaginable and contests, games, parades and fireworks top off the day. The festival is free to the public and there is something for everyone!

June 4, 2016


                 Craft Vendor       Demo Craft Vendor       Food Vendor       Non Profit Vendor       Business Vendor


Summer Saturday Series ‘By the Bay’ – Special family-oriented open houses at the Center with music, games, educational activities and specials in the Oyster Cracker Cafe.

July 16 and August 20 2016



Oyster Fest– held off-site the first weekend in November, this sit down dinner has oysters every which way plus a full array of landlubber fare. Evening events feature a live silent auction, the Best of the Bay, and great fellowship over a Jersey Fresh harvest extravaganza. This is BCB’s largest fund raiser and a great opportunity to get an update on the programs presented throughout the season.

November 4, 2016


Run for the Schooner – hosted by the Port Norris Rotary Club the first Saturday in April, this 5K and 1 mile Fun Run through the quaint historic community of Port Norris is the perfect opportunity to get back outdoors after a long winter. Proceeds support the educational programs of Bayshore Center at Bivalve.

April 2, 2016



Rising Tides Forum – an annual presentation of the bayshore’s hottest topics by a panel of experts and practitioners.

February 20, 2016


Storytelling – Held semi-annually with a different topic each time. ‘Old-timers’ gather with multi-generational audiences to share stories about this ‘Life Along the Bay’. A great participatory experience documenting and preserving stories for interpretation to future generations.

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00


For Schools:

Wild ABOUT Cumberland– a partnership event with Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries. connecting Cumberland County 4th graders with a sense of their ‘place’, introducing school children to their own habitat and the flora and fauna they share it with – especially through the lens of a bayshore winter.

March 22 & March 23, 2016

Wild About Cumberland 2016 – NEW DATE ADDED


Kids ABOUT the Bay – free for Cumberland County 5th graders – two days in October are set aside for a smorgasbord of bay-related education stations on the wetland, on the schooner and at the center using hands on games, crafts and demonstrations to connect our students to their place.

October 5 & 6 2016