Brick township is also locally known as Bricktown or simply Brick, it is located in New Jersey’s Ocean County. The township of Brick goes as far back as the arrival of settlers who began the city’s sawmill industry somewhere between 1742 and 1757. They were naturally attracted to the virgin woodlands in the region. Other industries that brought on a surge of new residents are the pinewood, turpentine and blog iron industries. Joseph W. Brick was a very prominent and active resident, hence, the city was named after him. For a long time, even after its solid development, residents never really had a place to hold government meetings, choosing to hold it for more than a hundred years in homes, business centers and churches until a town hall was built near Cedar Bridge and Moore Roads in 1953. Jewish farmers also found their way here and their presences fueled the city’s poultry industry. Developments along the city’s coastline and beaches resulted it in being advertised and known as ‘The Venice of the Jersey Shore’ and the coastline was dotted with resorts and out on its peninsula, Normandy Beach and Camp Osborn were constructed. Other important developments includes lodges like Barnegat Bay, Metedeconk River, and camps like Camp Freedom, Camp Burton and the New Jersey Episcopal Choir Camp. Although Brick has come a long way from being a farming community, it retains much of its historical and culturally-rich traits, making it a popular resort town and escapade for city dwellers. Long gone is the era whereby meetings, books, documents and pictures were kept in private homes, buildings and churches; today, Bricks boasts of a large number of homes, apartments, condominiums and commercial complexes that visitors can use for parties, wedding receptions, vacations, field trips, church retreats and outings, as well as venues for honeymoons. In 2006, the township was included into the list of America’s Safest Cities and Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns.
And when you make a trip to this charming city in New Jersey, you will get to head out for some fishing and crabbing at Mantoloking Bridge County Park, experience a boating expedition with professionals along Metedeconk River or have a bowling glow-in-the-dark birthday party at Lakewood Bowl and Recreation Center. You can also make yourself heady with all the inspiring artwork being sold at an attraction like Manasquan’s Main Street, bring your friends out for a fun day of shopping and dining at Asbury Avenue and if you feel like getting into shape when you are in town, check out the summer boot camp at Point Pleasant Recreation Center. BusRental.com, in the meantime, is ready to help you find a reliable charter bus for your events in Brick, which includes weddings, birthday parties, social gatherings, business functions, bachelor or bachelorette parties and exhibitions. Find out more about our reliable and professional bus rental services when you contact us!
Brick boasts of both old-school charm and modern city amenities, creating a very friendly, comforting and welcoming atmosphere around most of its points of interest. Its popular attractions range from skating centers to parks and museums to art galleries located throughout Brick and its surrounding cities. Read about them below.
When it comes to pirate-themed parties and tours, you can count on attractions like Jersey Shore Pirates and Pirates on the Manasquan to deliver. These fun attractions offers a unique boating experience along Metedeconk River while the kids take on pirate-themed activities, games and get their painted tattoos on on board a replica pirate ship while learning about pirates’ unique lingos and terminologies. Glowgolf, in the meantime, has glow-in-the-dark golfing experience to be had by people of all ages while Ocean Lanes has glow-in-the-dark bowling parties and an on-site pro shop. Alternatively, you can have your very own bowling party at an attraction like Lakewood Bowl and Recreation Center in Lakewood too. Give Ocean Ice Palace a call to find out more about their daily open public skating session or hockey tournament games, book yourself for the time of your life going on skateboards, bikes, scooters and rollerblades at Incline Club or paint the town red with a bachelor or bachelorette party at The Mansion.
Idiosyncrazies is located in Point Pleasant Beach and it offers visitors the chance to shop for handmade, fair-trade products like artwork, jewelry and coffee or you can check out Main Street Gallery Manasquan which is a unique art district with a gallery. Located along Manasquan’s Main Street, the gallery features artwork from more than 20 local artists, including aspiring ones and they feature a few common themes which is beaches, sailing and seashells. There are more handcrafted jewelry, oil paintings, refurbished fine artwork and porcelain at Weston Gallery, a large collection of paintings from local and regional artists at Spring Lake Gallery, lots of inspiring paintings, sculptures and artwork procured from all around the world at Torche’ Galerie, cutting edge artwork from accomplished painters and sculptures at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, and LIVE performances held at NYC Performing Arts Center. The latter attraction hosts dance programs and performances like jazz, ballet, contemporary dance, hip-hop and traditional tap dance.
Looking for delicious, authentic local cuisine or fancy yummy seafood to enjoy while visiting Brick? Worry not, there are lots to choose from. And they range from delicious Peruvian rotisserie chicken with green hot sauce from Super Pollo II, sumptuous pho and Vietnamese spring rolls from Pho Tastic Vietnamese Restaurant located along Route 70, homemade fries, coffee and tea from establishments like Taylor Sam’s, lip-smacking good seafood and lobster at F Cove Restaurant, and a large variety of traditional food like Arizona chicken sandwich to go with your drinks offered by Windward Tavern. And when it comes to shopping, you are really spoiled for choice. There are fun games and souvenirs to shop for at Close Encounter, a unique 4,000 square feet ice-cream shop, candy shop and arcade center at Shake Shoppe Arcade, and fun-filled day of shopping at more than 100 different retail outlets, stores and restaurants along Asbury Avenue.
FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood is home to the beloved Lakewood Blueclaws. Most games are held during spring time so, if you are here during spring, be sure to check out a game with the kids. There is, after all, stunning weekly fireworks to catch. The stadium can seat up to 8,000 sports lovers for its game so, be sure to book your tickets online before heading over. There’s also a gymnasium, fun and free recreational activities, boot camps and outdoor programs for people of all ages at Point Pleasant Recreation Center.
If you love history and learning about local culture, you are in luck! You can organize a day trip for a good learning experience at attractions like Sephardic Heritage and Museum, Ocean County Historical Museum or Spring Lake Historical Society. Sephardic features the history and plight of local Syrian Jewish Community through more than 30,000 pictures and artifacts while the Ocean County Historical Museum building is a historical one on its own and it has exhibits related to the history of both Ocean County and the state of New Jersey. The walking tours offered by Spring Lake Historical Society will take you around some of the most historical sites in Spring Lake and old-fashioned shops that has been around since the mid 1900s and it is totally inspiring! The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County educates patrons about the region’s rich Jewish traditions and heritage while the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday; it features three centuries worth of exhibits, letting visitors learn about what life was like in the region back then. Another alternative would be the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society which is located less than an hour’s drive away in Atlantic Highlands; it is a fun place to bring the kids to for field trips and summer camps.
Make no mistake about it but you will have a hard time choosing an outdoor attraction in Brick as it boasts of countless spacious parks and spotless, white, sandy beaches! You can head over to Mantoloking Bridge County Park for fishing and crabbing, have a picnic and go swimming at Brick Beach 1 and Brick beach 2, enjoy the beautiful, breathtaking beach of Washington Avenue Beach in Spring Lake, or make use of the boat launch areas and nature trails at Traders Cove Marina and Park. When it comes to marinas, there is another alternative which is Green Cove Marina, a family-owned marina with a pool, fuel dock and a place for the Atlantic City Boat Show. Visitors will also get to enjoy 150 acres worth of lush landscapes, campgrounds, ballfields, basketball court, tennis courts and a playground at Lakewood Pine Park, go fishing or enjoy a walk along the beach at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan, or bring the kids (and pets, if you have them with you) for a fun day out in the sun at Allaire State Park in Farmingdale.
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