Second Friday (April - November)

Come celebrate the Bay with live music, raw oyster bar, local wine and beer, lectures, and specials from the Oyster Cracker Cafe. Second Friday events run from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (April – November)


September 14, 2018
Program: Oysters, Oysters and More Oysters with Barney Hollinger
Musician:  C. Lynne Smith
New Exhibit: Sailing Through History: 90 Years of The Meerwald

October 12, 2018
Program: Arsenic and Old Lakes: A River Rerouted – NJ Council on the Humanities
Musician: Nismah Osman

November 8, 2018
Meerwald Downrigging!!!
Program: WWI – Cape May County Museum
Music: Carl Behrens
Help us downrig the AJ Meerwald

No tickets or registration required


Date: Friday November 2
Time: 6pm
Location:  The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course    – Vineland, NJ

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Please join us for Oysterfest 2018!  Our biggest fundraiser of the year.  The evening will include music, oyster tasting, and a sit-down dinner (and we promise not to forget the landlubber!!!).  Come learn about the Bayshore Center’s successes in 2018 and what we have planned for 2019.  This event will be the kick off the New Jersey Oyster Project and recognition of the amazing working being done by the Delaware Bay Shellfish Council and Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory.

Proceeds from Oysterfest go to support the Bayshore Center’s educational programing. 

Bayshore Speakers Series

Join us for our series of celebrated speakers bringing global issues home to the Bayshore. Environmentalists, scientists, magicians, poets and more bring the magic of our region to an exclusive audience.

Rising Tides: The Flow of Reality

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 7pm (Door open at 6:30pm)
Location: Haleyville-Mauricetown Elementary School

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Join filmmaker, Sandy Cannon-Brown for a screening of her documentary film “High Tide In Dorchester” about the realties of climate change, sea level rise and erosion in Dorchester County, MD. Film will be followed by BCB’s “Maurice River Cover: Exposed & Unprotected” a short presentation on similar realties here on the Delaware Bay. 

A Night of Revelry

Date: Friday, November 24
Time: 6:30
Location: Bayshore Center at Bivalve

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It’s the day after Thanksgiving and all the family is anxious to get out the house for some fun.  Join us at BCB for a night of revelry featuring:  Oni Lasana, Master Storyteller; The Durning String Band; local band, Train Wreck and regional poets.                 

Kids ABOUT the Bay

Free for Cumberland County 5th graders and home schooled 5th graders. These 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. This event is sponsored annually by Century Savings Bank.

October 3rd & 4th

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