Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Ocean Grove events’ Category

Small town America---Ocean Grove, New Jersey 2013. Independence Day and proud of it. Click left to enlarge Blogfinger photo ©

Small town America—Ocean Grove, New Jersey 2013. Independence Day and proud of it. Click left to enlarge Blogfinger photo ©

Paul Goldfinger photographs:  Blogfinger.net

Click on the music and then click on any one photo and then follow the arrows.   All photos by Paul Goldfinger ©.  Reproduce with permission only.

These are scenes from the famous Ocean Grove Independence Day Parade sponsored by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. The Grand Marshalls were the Calvary Chapel organization honored for their selfless volunteer effort in town after the super-storm Sandy hit on October 29, 2012.

THE BEATLES:

Read Full Post »

We were out of town today, July 14, 2021, for this year’s fish and chips dinner sponsored by the Women’s Auxiliary (one L)   We hope some of you got to enjoy this marvelous event replete with fun and fish oils.

For those who never saw it, this 2016 re-post will make you plan to go next year.  Note you can also see the 2019 post by searching the search box above.

Paul  and Eileen  at Blogfinger.net

By 6:30 pm there was a long line waiting to get in at the Auditorium Pavilion on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove. © Click to enlarge the photos

By 6:30 pm there was a long line waiting to get in at the Auditorium Pavilion on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove. © Click to enlarge the photos. Blogfinger.net

The assembly line was well oiled. This was the tartar sauce station. All photos by Paul Goldfinger of Blogfinger.net

The assembly line was well oiled. This was the tartar sauce station. All photos by Paul Goldfinger of Blogfinger.net

Paul Goldfinger photo at fish and chips. Ocean Grove.

You needed to be a red head to work here. It all smelled so good. Nothing like fried fish and chips right out of the fryer. ©

You needed to be a red head to work here. It all smelled so good. Nothing like fried fish and chips right out of the oil. ©  The cooks were professionals from Kearny, NJ, fish and chip mecca.

This is the sort of community event that breathes life into a town like OG.

FRED MOLLIN AND THE BLUE SEA BAND  from the movie Ratatouille 

Read Full Post »

Kazoo you too. Days Kazoo band, 2012 edition. Paul Goldfinger @Blogfinger photo ©
Kazoo you too. Days Kazoo band, 2012 edition. Paul Goldfinger @Blogfinger photo ©  Click image to turn the kazoos into tubas.  (Really—an all- girls tuba band for 2015.  Let’s do it.)   Re-post.

 

 

Heather says:     “THE DAYS ICE CREAM KAZOO BAND WILL BE AT THE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE IN OCEAN GROVE, NJ.   Ahem. Sorry for yelling, I’m just really excited!!”

Driving Jersey, a PBS series will soon feature the Ocean Grove parade and the Kazoo Band!

 

Read Full Post »

 

All photos by Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger in Ocean Grove. The US MARINE BAND   with John Phillip Sousa’s  “Washington Post March.”

 

Read Full Post »

 

Nov. 4 2012. Neighbors discuss the storm. Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

Nov. 4, 2012.  (6 days after Sandy)   Neighbors discuss the storm. Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

 

 

TONY BENNETT AND K.D. LANG

 

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

New Jersey Marathon in Ocean Grove. April, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

New Jersey Marathon in Ocean Grove. April, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

 

 

DYLAN:  “You’re a Big Girl Now:”

“Bird on the horizon sitting on the fence

He’s singing his song for me at his own expense

And I’m just like that bird oh oh

Singing just for you

I hope that you can hear

Hear me singing through these tears.”

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:    The 2020 edition of the NJ Marathon was cancelled.  This year it will be held on October 16 and 17, and it will be returning to OG.  Registration is now open.  Go to thenewjerseymarathon.com for more information.

 

NJ Marathon goes through Oceanport in 2018. Photo by Ed Murray of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. ©

 

 

Read Full Post »

No ugly ducklings here. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

No ugly ducklings here. Paul Goldfinger photo ©. July 4, 2012

 

BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES:   “Colonel Bogey”  Bridge Over the River Kwai

 

Read Full Post »

Ocean Grove Fall Flea Market. Sept. 10, 2016. All photos by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net ©

Ocean Grove Fall Flea Market. Sept. 10, 2016. All photos by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor@Blogfinger.net

September 10. 2016.  Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

The ad said “rain or shine,” but today at the OG Giant Fall Flea Market, there was a bit too much shine. It was hot—nearly 90 degrees, but nevertheless, a large crowd showed up, and there were sea breezes.

The Boardwalk Pavilion was crowded as a group had assembled to enjoy the simple pleasures of the shade along with cool air from the ocean.

I like the ambience of flea and farmers markets, while Eileen is more of a shopper. I, on the other hand, could visit every one of the 385 vendors here today and I would find absolutely nothing that I would want. But the photo ops—that’s another story.

If you are a photographer you can sympathize with me. At noon, with the light changing at every step and with my automatic meter being unreliable, I had to figure out exposures from moment to moment, and it was annoying to manually keep changing the settings.

Noon is the worst time of day to get good photos due to the harsh high-contrast light. I much prefer to shoot in the shade whenever possible. And then there are the flea market throngs, with a giant person stepping in the way just as a Jennifer Lawrence look-alike enters my field of vision.

Some people ask me why I photograph women.   The answer is quite obvious—what is more beautiful?  Even women enjoy looking at pictures of women, especially those unique types whose dress and manner are so graceful, interesting, and enticing.

And especially at the famous flea market on Ocean Pathway in the Grove, by-the-sea, where a photographer cannot deny girls in their summer clothes.

Flea Market  Gallery: First turn on the music.  Then  click on one then follow the large arrows.   To return to this page, click on the small X on the left.

WILLIE NELSON AND LEON RUSSELL  From the album One For the Road

Read Full Post »

Witches assemble on Heck Avenue for Halloween. 10/31/15. © Paul Goldfinger photograph

Witches assemble on Heck Avenue for Halloween. Under the levity is what?  10/31/15. © Paul Goldfinger photograph.

 

YO YO MA: ” Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The eternal vow”   by Tan Dun

 

 

Read Full Post »

August 20, 2016. Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

August 20, 2016. Ocean Grove. Mt. Carmel Way at Asbury Avenue.   Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger ©.  October 27, 2020 re-post.

 

The hills are alive with the sound of music.  Thanks to barricades from Neptune Township, the block party at Mt. Carmel Way came alive with food, fun and friends.    It began in daylight at about 6 pm and continued into the night.  The celebrants seem to be ignoring the ordinance which says you can’t eat between the  yellow lines.

These events occur around town towards the end of summer.   The most famous is the concert version on the beach block of Embury Avenue.

 

SHIRLEY AND LEE:

“Come on baby while the thrill is on
Come on baby lets have some fun
Come on baby let the good times roll
Roll all night long…”

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: