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. Second Friday events run from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 12 months a year.

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! 

Summer Saturday Series ‘By the Bay’ - CANCELLED for 2017

Special family-oriented open houses at the Center with music, games, educational activities and specials in the Oyster Cracker Cafe.

JULY 22, 2017 ~ MARITIME HERITAGE DAY including the 1st Annual NJ Maritime Alliance Meeting (Cancelled)

AUGUST  19, 2017  ~ HERITAGE DAY (Cancelled)

Fundraising Events:


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 our largest fundraiser and a great opportunity to get an update on the programs presented throughout the season. This event is sponsored in part by Century Savings Bank.

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.

Periodic Programs:

Rising Tides

An annual presentation of the bayshore’s hottest topics by a panel of experts and practitioners.


Held semi-annually (typically March and November) 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 18, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00

For Schools:

Wild ABOUT Cumberland

A partnership event with Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Wild ABOUT Cumberland connects 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. This event is held annually the third week of March.

March 21 & March 22, 2017

Wild About Cumberland 2017 Application 

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.

September 27 & 28