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Ocean Grove Main Avenue near Nagle's. July 26, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

Ocean Grove Main Avenue.  July 26, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.  Re-post 


I remember the first time I ever visited this town, as if it were just yesterday. My spouse and I had the perfect day at the beach, enjoyed a fantastic dinner al fresco at the Sea Grass, then took a walk to the Boardwalk to smell that ocean breeze, hear those summer night’s crickets at work and then to walk back along the magically lit Main Avenue’s  trees to guide us to the Nagle’s line for an ice cream cone.

While waiting in line, our smiles widened as our spirits were in cloud nine listening to an older man singing songs to music played by a keyboardist, while in front of Nagles. People crowded around in their beach chairs, intently listening and appreciating this special slice of Ocean Grove heaven. We reached the window to retrieve our ice cream, and I made eye contact with the gentleman singing, as he sang to me–we both smiled at each other and I danced to his tune.

It was at that very moment…that soul to soul connected special moment that I blurted out to my spouse — that we were going to move into this town by the Spring.

On the first day of Spring, we bought our home and we continue to live happily ever after in this charming town.

I can’t exactly relive that most perfect simple day again, but we will try to create similar memories like those again and again.



KENNY VANCE and the PLANOTONES soundtrack of Looking For an Echo:


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Paul Goldfinger ©. Ocean Grove, N.J. Independence Day parade. 2015.  Click to enlarge.



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Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2009. © Blogfinger.net




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Jean and Jack Bredin of Ocean Grove. 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Jean and Jack Bredin of Ocean Grove. 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Blogfinger.net.



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Main Ave at Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo. 9/28/19.  Click to enlarge.


CAROLE KING describes true love in this wonderful song:



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The Great Auditorium. Paul Goldfinger photo. 12/13/14. ©

The Great Auditorium. Paul Goldfinger photo. 12/13/14. ©


SHE and HIM:    “The Christmas Waltz.”   From the album A Very She and Him Christmas.   In three quarter time.


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Nagles. July, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

Nagles. July, 2014.  Nighttime in Ocean Grove. Bewitched and bewildered. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © Click to enlarge.


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

A little girl in a long red t -shirt is standing in front of Nagle’s clutching an ice cream. She seems a little bewildered by all the people, especially in a nighttime setting when she might normally be in bed; and then Mom leans over and scoops her up to safety. Another magic moment in Ocean Grove.



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Boardwalk Pavilion. Summer, 2017. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net.  Click to see Harry’s head better—it’s right in front of us—the guy with the trumpet.


Link to a prior BF post about the summer band:

Summer band Jean Bredin

This group loves to play Broadway show music thanks to Harry Eichhorn.   Here is the original Broadway cast of Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein:

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Fuji blimp heading south over Wesley Lake and Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


FRANK SINATRA: “…..and don’t tell mama!”

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A new bride clutching a bouquet as the sun comes up during a 35 degree Saturday morning photo-shoot in the Grove. 10/31/20 Paul Goldfinger photo ©.


ANDREA BOCELLI  from his album Cinema.

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Ocean Grove boards. A cool 7 am on August 11, 2020. Paul Goldfinger photo.


KATHERINE HO:  From the soundtrack of Crazy Rich Asians. “Yellow”


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Nagles. Main Avenue. Ocean Grove. Jean Bredin photo © 3/31/20



AARON COPLAND    “Appalachian Spring.”


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Ocean Grove Summer Band in the Boardwalk Pavilion. 7/5/15. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff. ©

Ocean Grove Summer Band in the Boardwalk Pavilion. 8/5/15. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff. ©    Click to enlarge

Re-post from 2015.   “Around Town With Jean:”

“Harry Eichhorn’s Summer Band is a treasure. It is reminiscent of days gone by.
Where else can you hear a rousing song, feel the ocean breezes, then stroll for ice cream?”

–Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff.

Here is a link to a 2013 article which we posted about Harry :     Wild about Harry


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