August 23

ALLENHURST’S 73rd OCEAN DYE IS SCHEDULED: HERE ARE THE DETAILS ABOUT ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF THE SUMMER

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.  CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFO.

For the 73rd year, the tradition of dyeing the Allenhurst ocean green for Labor Day Weekend has been scheduled and TheBPlot and The Coaster have the details first …

  • Sunday, Sept. 4, at approximately 2 pm (CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFO)
  • Celebration begins with a bagpipe procession followed by the dyeing of the ocean, which lasts anywhere from 30 to 80 minutes depending on water currents.
  • The ocean dye has been sponsored by the Matarazzo family for three generations.
  • It is the longest-running public water dye celebration in the country.  (Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day river dye began in 1961.)
  • Everyone is welcome to watch from the Allenhurst boardwalk or oceanfront locations in Deal.  To access the public beach, there is the $10 standard daily pass fee, purchased only at the station on the northernmost section of the boardwalk.  The 2015 event saw a record number of celebrants.
  • Previous ocean dye stories here.  Hashtag your photos from the 2016 dye #ABCgreen!

PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS OCEAN DYE EVENTS…

Allenhurst's annual ocean dye continued to thrill locals in 2015.

“It’s the coolest thing ever,” said John Butler, Interlaken councilman, realtor with O’Brien Realty and manager of @Interlaken_NJ on Instagram. “You really have to see it to believe it. The ocean turns bright neon green and everyone jumps in! I swim in the green water for good luck. It’s such a fun day and always makes me feel lucky thinking about the great summer we just enjoyed at the beach with friends and family. It’s something so special, everyone should come.”

Allenhurst Ocean dye

2015

Allenhurst Beach Club Sandye; every Sunday before Labor Day the Lehmann family continues the terrific tradition of dying the ocean water green.

2014

Good luck from the Allenhurst Beach Club

2013

Allenhurst ocean dye

Allenhurst ocean dye 2015; Asbury Park in the background.

Richard@TheBPlot.com

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