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Dawn Walk in Ocean Grove. By Bob Bowné. © Special to Blogfinger.

Dawn Walk. Ocean Grove.   August 7, 2015.  By Bob Bowné. © Special to Blogfinger.  Click to enlarge


Bob says, “Summertime and perfect for a pre-dawn stroll along the O.G. Boardwalk…..Don’t forget the bush hat!”



BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN   “Hello Sunshine.”   from his Western Stars album


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Flying high on the new Ocean Grove Boardwalk. (or checking his diaper.)  Paul Goldfinger photo © June 2015.      Click to enlarge.





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Ocean Grove boards on Oct. 1, 2017: bikes and dogs allowed whenever. Dogs can also go on the beach.   A woman with blue hair-is she blue?    Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click image to enlarge the picture.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor @Blogfinger

Notice the sign. In big letters it says WARNING!!!  NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY.  Isn’t that enough warning for those who might consider swimming?  So why do we need 3 exclamation points?  We don’t need even one.

Recently we heard from a surfer dude who wants red flags to be posted in October when the water is dangerous.   But maybe this sign is more than enough to try and discourage dopey daredevils.

And the sign says “No Diving!”  Is there any way  anyone could dive at this beach?  I suppose someone might walk over to the pier and dive in, but if anyone is so inclined, the little message on the bottom of this sign is not likely to be influential. And besides, it’s all sand under there. Maybe the sign should also say, “Don’t stick your head in the sand!!!”

The lady with blue hair smiled at us as she went by, but she was moving fast, and we don’t know why she smiled or why she has blue hair in Ocean Grove.   This is a rare sighting here, but maybe she was going to Asbury to attend a meeting of the Blue Hair Society.

And the girl on the bike?  She was on the beach and came up to get her bike—seemingly caught between the seasons.


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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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OG boardwalk. Sunday morning May 31, 2020. All photos by Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net.   Click to enlarge.  No police presence seen  at 9 am.


OG morning. Sunday 5/31/20. Day-badge sellers will handle money and badges using a “grabber.”   He is wearing a mask. The chains are to protect the seller from the public.


5/31/20. Sunday morning. 9 am.  Biking is illegal from 10 am to 3 am. Many bikes were on the boards at 9 am.  Will Neptune change the bike rules to agree with the limits in surrounding towns?  They are considering that.


5/31/20 am. Are motorized skateboards and bikes permitted on OG boards? All photos by Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net



9 am: A religious service with guitar music was going on near the boardwalk pavilion.  People were asking questions of the set-up crew.  I heard a few:  Why can’t we sit on the benches?   Can we go on the beach?  A CMA worker told two young men to go to Bradley Beach. Will there be a service in the Pavilion this morning?  Are there any germs on the benches?


JAMES TAYLOR from his album American Standard:  Sometimes distancing is too much to bear.


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Boys in their autumn clothes. Paul Goldfinger photo. Click to enlarge. October 27, 2019 ©  Click to enlarge.



CHARLES BRASWELL.  Original cast of Sondheim’s Broadway show  Company  “Have I Got a Girl for You.”


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June 4, 2018. Blogfinger photo. Ocean Grove boardwalk looking north near Seaview Avenue.  Click to enlarge the Trex boards.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©




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Debris was being loaded into a dump truck this morning. Jean Bredin photo Blogfinger staff. © Jan 31, 2018.




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The statement below is from John DiGiamberardino, Executive Director (COO)  Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.:

“The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) is excited to announce the commencement of a greater than $ one million reconstruction project for the North End boardwalk area from McClintock Street to Seaview Avenue. The project will begin in early January, 2018, and completion is targeted for May 2018. This represents the next phase of the Camp Meeting Association’s ongoing efforts to improve our boardwalk for residents and visitors alike.

“The Camp Meeting’s goal is to match the new decking material with that of the most recent renovations to the other sections which were installed since Superstorm Sandy.

“For your safety and awareness, there are certain things you should be informed of as the project gets underway. The electricity for boardwalk lighting to the area has been turned off, and the existing sections of boardwalk will be removed. For safety reasons, the entire section under construction will be closed to the public.

“You can expect construction traffic and construction noise, with the most significant noise taking place when pilings are being driven. A number of Ocean Avenue parking spots on the east side of Ocean Avenue will be closed from public parking in order to provide a temporary walkway for pedestrians.

“Together we can look forward to a beautiful new section of boardwalk in spring 2018!   Watch our Facebook page or sign up to receive our newsletter on our website (www.oceangrove.org) for updates on the project.”

Editor’s note:  The CMA announcement on January 10 did not include these details regarding safety and construction, so we appreciate this update from Rev. John.

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Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger. © Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger. © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge

FRANÇOIS PARISI    “Le Parc de Plaisir”  (Pleasure Park) From Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen

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