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…