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.


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.

Bayshore Speaker Series

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Oysters and Wine: Growing in the Garden State

6:00 PM at Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Tickets available Here!
Wine AND Oysters paired to perfection by growers and New Jersey growers and Aquaculture farmers. With contributions from Cape May Salt Oyster Company, 40 North Oyster Company and the Garden State Wine Growers Association.
Get tickets here!


Thursday, April 26, 2018
True Grit: Gardening in Sandy Soil w. Mike McGrath

6:00 PM at Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Tickets Available Here!
You've heard him on the radio - now he's coming to Port Norris! Professional green thumb Mike McGrath talks about the
best tips for gardening in Southern New Jersey's sandy soil.
Get tickets here!

Thursday May 24, 2018
Unkept Promises w/ Judge Nelson Johnson

6:00-7:00 Reception, $20
7:00 Lecture, FREE
Reserve your seats, this is a limited engagement!
Judge Nelson Johnson is Nelson Johnson is an American lawyer, judge and author, best known for his New York Times bestseller,
Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City.
Get Tickets Here!



AJ Meerwald's 90th Birthday!
Saturday June 2, 2018

It's been 90 years since the Meerwald first took her first sail in the Delaware Bay and we're ready to celebrate! Join us for for food, music, fun and tributes to the Meerwald, at her home port in Bivalve at the Bayshore Center! Festivities start at 12:00 with a sail, and other sails throughout the day. The whole event culminates with our usual Bay Day Fireworks and Boat Parade - starting at dusk.

Get Sail Tickets for the AJ's Special Day HERE!

Schedule of Events

12:00-1:15 BIRTHDAY SAIL!

1:30pm-2:00pm Music

2:15-2:45pm Welcome & Acknowledgements

3:00-3:30pm Cutting of the Meerwald Cake!

3:45-5:00pm BIRTHDAY SAIL

5:30-6:45pm BIRTHDAY SAIL

7:30-9:30pm FIREWORKS SAIL

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