Programs Aboard the AJ Meerwald!

Relax on the deck of the historic AJ Meerwald and watch the sun set as you sip wine,
feel the breeze and smell the water.  These romantic sails are like a mini vacation
away from the rat race. 

Bivalve 
    June 1                                             
    September 21
    Bivalve Wine and Cheese Sail Tickets Here       
         

Beach Heaven
    June 22
    Beach Haven Wine and Cheese Sail Tickets Here
 

New Castle
    July 27th
    New Castle Wine and Cheese Sail Tickets Here
 

Cape May 
    August 8
    August 15
    August 18
    August 25
    Cape May Wine and Cheese Sail Tickets Here  

The Meerwald’s Cultural Cruises are an extension of the highly successful Delaware Bay Speakers Series.  These multi-Cultural Cruises bring well known performers aboard the deck of the AJ Meerwald while the ship sails the local waterways.  This amazing program is sponsored by the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

Bivalve, NJ

Saturday September 22 - 1:00pm
Casa Villasenor Mariachi Band
Founded in the eighties by Pedro Villaseñor  Their folk dancers and mariachi performers have performed in the Kimmel Center, the 2015 papal visit to Philadelphia, NBC, the Hispanic Choice Awards, and countless other venues around the nation.

Sunday September 23rd - 1:00pm, 5:00pm
The Boys of County Bucks
Traditional Irish/Celtic band, the Boys of County Bucks, have been spreading the gospel of 'songs from the old country' to people around the tri-state area for years. The Boys blend a traditional Irish sound with a modern appeal to create a fun, warmhearted atmosphere for the whole family.

Saturday October 6th - 1:00pm & 5:00pm
Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band
A fun festive steel drum band and folk dancers who have been featured on The Wendy Williams Show, ABC’s The Chew, the Central Park Zoo, Dover Downs, Harrahs Casino and many other  festivals and venues in the Mid Atlantic region.

Sunday, October 7 - 1:00pm & 5:00pm
The Johnson Girls
A
n energetic all-woman mostly capella group performing folk music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore.  Nationally known for their sea chanties, they are regular performers at Mystic Seaport and have previously performed here at the Bayshore Center.

Greenwich, NJ

Saturday, September 29 - 1:00pm & 5:00pm
David & Ginger Hildebrand

The Hildebrands are with The Colonial Music Institute now in their 18th year of promoting and encouraging the understanding of early American history through music

Sunday September 30 - 1:00pm & 5:00pm
The Shell Back Boys  
A fun time band featuring guitars, percussion and vocals. With their unique renditions of sea chanties, their infectious sound guarantees audience participation.

**Funding for these programs was made in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State and
the Board of Chosen Freeholds through the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission.**

Bivalve, NJ

Saturday June 2nd
Join us to mark the AJ Meerwald’s 90th Birthday with sails from her home port, Bivalve, NJ.  Sign Happy Birthday, have some cake and enjoy a complimentary guided tour of our museum. The fun starts at Noon!

Birthday Sail times:
12 noon
3:45pm
5:30pm
7:30pm Fireworks Sail!

Birthday Sail Tickets Available Here!

“Seize the day!”  Life moves fast and its expensive!  Here is your opportunity to have a quick blast of fun and unplug from life.  Our $5 Fun sails are one hour and you to squeeze summer fun into your busy life.

Bivalve
June 7th - 6pm
September 20th -
5pm
Bivalve $5 Fun Sail Tickets Here!

Atlantic Highlands
June 20th - 6pm
Atlantic Highlands $5 Fun Sail Tickets Here!

What a better way to celebrate mom than taking her on a sail!  Skip the crowded restaurants and spend quality time on the water.

Burlington, NJ

Sunday May 13th - 10:00am
Mom & Me Kids’ Sail
This sail includes a reading of the book The Greatest Captain in the World written by our very own Capitan Johann Steinke and a light breakfast.
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Sunday May 13th - 1:30pm
Mother’s Day Music Sail 
The Short Fuse Duo will set sail on the Delaware to celebrate mom.  They focus on Blues and Classic Rock that mom will surely enjoy.
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Sunday May 13th 5:30pm
Mother’s Day Champagne Sail 
Let mom sleep in on her special day and spend the late afternoon sailing the Delaware River and toasting mom with champagne.

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Atlantic Highlands, NJ
If its good enough for mom its good enough for dad!  Celebrate Father’s Day by taking dad sailing in beautiful Raritan Bay.

Sunday June 17th - 10:00 am
Daddy and Me Sail
This sail includes a reading of the book The Greatest Captain in the World written by our very own Capitan Johann Steinke and a light breakfast.
Daddy & Me Sail Tickets Available NOW!

Sunday June 17th 1:30pm
A Beer for Dad 
Take dad out for an afternoon sail and enjoy an ice cold beer served in a pint glass commemorating the AJ Meerwald’s 90th sailing.  Every time dad uses his Father’s Day glass he will be reminded of the special time spent on the bay.
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Sunday June 17th 6:00pm
Father’s Day Music Sail

String Bean Blues Duo will perform live on the deck of the ship for this special sail.  Stringbean is the pre-eminent Bluesman of the Jersey Shore. He is one who has always stayed true to the  roots of the blues.
Buy Father's Day Blues Cruise Tickets HERE!

NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz Teen Quartet
Liberty State Park, Jersey City NJ
Friday June 24th, 6pm
&
Saturday July 7th
, 6pm
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Leo Johnson Jazz Trio
Liberty State Park, Jersey City NJ
Sunday June 8th
6pm
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Radam Schwartz Jazz Trio
Liberty State Park, Jersey City Nj
Friday June 30 6pm
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Maxine Snow
Folk and Popular Music
Atlantic Highlands
Thursday June 21, 6pm

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 SOAR -  The SOAR Sailcloth Art Project 
A dance and art performance project from Slippery Rock University (SRU).  The convergence of ideas from biology, astronomy, history, dance and art might cause mixed terminology - "Soar" is a performance, not an exhibit, and the performers will be wearing art, not costumes.  The performance will be one the AJ Meerwald while docked. Viewing is from the dock and lawn.

Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Saturday June 23rd
, 4pm
No tickets required. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy!

 

 

Carl Behrens
Sing along with Carl as he plays music a la Jimmy Buffet
Cape May, NJ
Friday, August 10th
, 5:30pm
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Nismah Osman
Singer songwriter performs original s and popular music
Cape May, NJ
Friday, August 17th
, 5:30pm
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The Squares
A Cape May favorite performing folk and popular music
Cape May, NJ
Friday, August 24th, 5:30pm
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Jimm Ross
Cape May, NJ
Friday, August 31st, 5:30pm 
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Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Thursday June 14 - 6:00pm
Atlantic Highlands History Talk
Local History experts join us on the Meerwald to talk about Atlantic Highlands Maritime Heritage.
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Burlington, NJ

Friday May 11th, 6pm
Local History Talk with Carol Moore
Learn about the rich and deep history of the area including its connection to President Lincoln’s assassination.
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Beach Haven, NJ

Wednesday July 18th 6pm
Inferno at Sea

Join the authors Gretchen Coyle and Deb Whitcraft for a discussion of what was the great disaster of the 1930s, a horrific experience for all those aboard the ill-fated liner Morro Castle.
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Saturday July 21st 1:30pm
Maritime History

Learn about the history of Barnegat Bay and surrounding area with Gretchen Coyle and Deb Whitcraft of the New Jersey Maritime Museum
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Cape May, NJ

 

Thursday, August 9th , 1:30pm
The Science behind Fishing & Farming
Join Lisa Calvo, Aquaculture Extension Program Coordinator at
Rutgers Haskins Shellfish Research Laboratory and learn about aquaculture in New Jersey and how it impacts the seafood you love.
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Saturday, August 11th, 1:30pm
Pirate Sail
Join Pirates, Cathy & Joe Pantiliano and others for an exciting sail and learn pirate lore and history.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 1:30pm
Aquatic Creatures Sail
Join the Cape May Nature Center as they introduce you up close to creatures from the sea and marshlands of the area.

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Thursday, August 30th , 1:30pm
History around The Point
Join “The Keeper”, Rich Chiemingo,  from Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities
aboard the Schooner AJ Meerwald for a cruise around Cape May Point and learn about the Cape May Lighthouse, the WWII Tower and the Sunken Ship.  Sail originates from Cape May Ferry Terminal.
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Greenwich, NJ

 

Saturday September 30th, 8am
Raptor Sail
Join our knowledgeable birders aboard the Schooner AJ Meerwald for a relaxing sail along the the Cohansey River (from historic Greenwich, NJ).  Spot and identify a large variety of birds. Spotting scopes and continental breakfast are provided. Bring your binoculars and cameras.

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Bivalve, NJ

Sunday October 21, 11 amElbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse
Lighthouse Sail
Join “The Keeper”, Rich Chiemingo,  from Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities
aboard the Schooner AJ Meerwald for a cruise on the Delaware Bay to see some of the lighthouse structures that have been guiding mariners through the Delaware Bay for decades.  Possible sightings include East Point Light, Elbow of Cross Ledge, Old Cross Ledge and Miah Maull Shoal. Time and weather permitting we may see Fourteen Foot Bank. Sails originate from and return to our home port of Bivalve, NJ.

A box lunch from the Oyster Cracker Cafe can be purchased separately and must be ordered at least 2 days in advance of the sail. CAll 856-785-2060 to reserve yours!
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You and your children will love this two hour fun filled sail on the AJ Meerwald which includes a reading of the Greatest Captain in the World – Author Captain Johann Steinke, the AJ Meerwald.

Kids Sail!

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