The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Belmar, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation's interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Belmar
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Belmar:
The "Clay Bowl" Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
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'That's a realistic goal now': Ex-CBA star Brian Lynch has St. Rose boys' basketball aiming high
They are moments that still rank among Brian Lynch’s most cherished basketball memories.Like when current Christian Brothers Academy head coach Geoff Billet hit a three-pointer with eight seconds to play and, after a missed free throw, Greg Gaffney streaked downcourt and scored for CBA at the buzzer to beat St. Anthony back in 1995.“I remember exactly how that play unfolded with Greg going full court, where I was, the guy from behind who had to pass it out to him. I remember how I was standing. Everyt...
They are moments that still rank among Brian Lynch’s most cherished basketball memories.
Like when current Christian Brothers Academy head coach Geoff Billet hit a three-pointer with eight seconds to play and, after a missed free throw, Greg Gaffney streaked downcourt and scored for CBA at the buzzer to beat St. Anthony back in 1995.
“I remember exactly how that play unfolded with Greg going full court, where I was, the guy from behind who had to pass it out to him. I remember how I was standing. Everything,” Lynch said.
Fast forward to the intense early-season atmosphere in the St. Rose gym, as the Belmar native embarks on his second season as the Purple Roses’ head coach after establishing himself professionally as a player, and then a coach in Belgium, before he and his wife, International Tennis Hall of Famer Kim Clijsters, moved to the Jersey Shore from Belgium with their three children in 2020.
“Those moments when I was playing were incredible, so to be back getting involved with that kind of atmosphere, it’s extremely rewarding and fun to be a part of,” he said.
It doesn’t hurt that Lynch has one of the most talked about local teams in recent memory, with six transfers expected to catapult St. Rose in the hunt for what would be the program’s first-ever Shore Conference Tournament title. And with three of those transfers currently eligible, the No. 3 Purple Roses knocked off top-ranked Manasquan Thursday night, 56-48, in Belmar.
“From the very beginning he just seemed really excited about what he was doing,” said legendary former CBA coach Ed Wicelinski, who won 625 games and 14 Shore Conference titles, and was one of the first people Lynch reached out to after taking over. “I don’t get the sense it has anything to do with him. I get the sense that he is trying to build something and that is just a very nice thing.”
As a player, Lynch won three SCT titles in as many seasons at CBA, and was on the 1995 NJSIAA Non-Public A championship team, which remains the Colts’ last state championship. St. Rose last won a state championship in 1977.
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The Purple Roses showed they're ahead of schedule with the win over a Manasquan team looking to win a fourth straight NJSIAA sectional title and reach the Shore Conference Tournament final for the fourth straight time. It was their first win over Manasquan in nearly 12 years.
“We are a threat now”
Lynch, who played at Villanova, and Odell Hodge, a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year at Old Dominion, played together for a professional team in Bree, Belgium between 2005 to 2008 and have been close ever since.
“He was my teammate, he was my general manager when I was a coach. My wife and I are his son Jayden’s godparents,” Lynch said. “He used to say to me, 'I think my younger one (Jayden) has something, and I think at some point I think I might want to send him to high school in the U.S. to follow in my footsteps.' Because if he’s one of the better players in Belgium, what does that mean? Let’s test the waters in America where there’s a much bigger pool. So the plan has always been for that kid to come over here. I just never thought it would be with me.”
Jayden Hodge, now a freshman guard for St. Rose, is averaging 20.3 points through his first three games, while his brother Matthew, a junior, is averaging 12.6 points.
“Once they came my whole program changed, because now you have two major players there,” Lynch said. “That’s how this whole thing started. I think once people saw how good those kids were and how invested I was in trying to help players, I think it’s just a snowball effect. When you have good players, others want to go play with those guys.”
In addition to the Hodge brothers, sophomore Brian Ebeling is the son of Steinert High School Hall of Famer John Ebeling, who settled in Italy after several decades playing basketball overseas. And after sitting out 30 days in accordance with NJSIAA transfer rules, junior Gio Panzini (Red Bank Catholic), sophomore Evan Romano (Holmdel) and sophomore Peter Mauro (Gill St. Bernard) will join the team.
As good as the Purple Roses might end up being this season, the future looks incredibly bright.
And there are plenty of tests upcoming. In one week alone in January the Purple Roses open with the Patrick School and close with Roselle Catholic, among the top teams in the country, with a pair of division games in between, including second showdown with Manasquan.
“Nice that now we are a threat to be able to beat good teams, to be able to have a chance to go to the finals of the Shore Conference,” Lynch said. “That’s a realistic goal now, so it’s been really cool.”
That Lynch would find himself coaching just a few blocks from where he grew up, in the gym where he played countless Jersey Shore Basketball League games back in the day, was not even on the radar screen a few years ago.
“I don’t think we had a plan. I think it just slowly came upon us,” Lynch said. “Things were going well for us in Europe. I had built up a good reputation for myself as a coach and obviously Kim with her tennis and academy and everything. But my parents were getting older and it was tough for them to come visit us. Kim brought up the idea of making a change and going back to the states. She had already lost her father to cancer so she knows what it’s like to lose a parent and she was like, ‘you don’t want to be away. We should be there.’ “
After taking over from former coach Frank Carmody last season, Lynch’s first team broke the .500 mark, falling in the opening round of the state tournament to Bishop Eustace. But with their influx of talent, the Purple Roses are rising fast.
“It’s been a lot of fun. It’s definitely different than what I was doing in Europe,” he said. “In Europe it was professional coaching so your recruiting guys coming out of college to come over and play for your team or Belgians that you’re playing with. You’re dealing with agents and contracts and it’s an everyday, 365-day job.
“This is much more pure. You coach the kids and you try to help develop the kids as a player, and you become a teacher, values, what you get out of basketball. It’s actually very, very rewarding and I have really come to enjoy it very much.”
St. Rose will play at CBA on Feb. 4, in what will undoubtedly be an emotional experience for Lynch. And if his players end up having the same kind of memories and friendships he developed playing in high school, he will have succeeded.
“I try to explain this to both teams I’ve had, that your high school basketball team is special,” Lynch said. “It’s kids you become very close with. It’s not like AAU basketball. Heck, it’s not like college, because even in college it starts to get semi-professional. You’re still an amateur, in a competitive environment with your buddies, trying to achieve something that is unique for your school, and there is something beautiful about that. Because I see and old teammate like Gaff or Sean Bradley, even if I haven’t seen them in 20 years it doesn’t matter. It stays with you.”
Stephen Edelson is a USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey sports columnist who has been covering athletics in the state and at the Jersey Shore for 35 years. Contact him at: @SteveEdelsonAPP; [email protected]
Christmas in July? Wall holiday light show creators offer patriotic program in Belmar
The engineers who produce the popular Christmas Light Show in Wall are trying their hands at a new celebration: Independence Day.The 15-minute laser lights and pyrotechnics show with a patriotic theme will take place July 1 at approximately 9 p.m. at Belmar's Taylor Pavilion, which is located on Ocean Avenue near Fifth Avenue. It will be followed by the borough's fireworks show.Brateris has teamed with his brother Brian Brateris, Trevor Ferguson and Mike Roberti to produce the Christmas Light Show — a Disne...
The engineers who produce the popular Christmas Light Show in Wall are trying their hands at a new celebration: Independence Day.
The 15-minute laser lights and pyrotechnics show with a patriotic theme will take place July 1 at approximately 9 p.m. at Belmar's Taylor Pavilion, which is located on Ocean Avenue near Fifth Avenue. It will be followed by the borough's fireworks show.
Brateris has teamed with his brother Brian Brateris, Trevor Ferguson and Mike Roberti to produce the Christmas Light Show — a Disney-quality display of lasers and pyrotechnics — each year since 2005. They’ve gained a devoted following of thousands of locals who turn out each December.
“We are extremely excited about this,” Dan Brateris said. “We’re also excited to do something when it’s warm out. The Christmas show is awesome, we love it, but man every day setting up is frigid."
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The show in Belmar, which is underwritten entirely by Jersey Mike’s Subs, is free and open to the public. Volunteers will be collecting donations beforehand and afterward for Rebuilding Warriors, a charity that supplies service/companion dogs to veterans who are amputees or have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury. The suggested donation is $25 per family.
“All of us our patriotic people — we have family and friends who are in law enforcement and the military, so doing this to bolster pride in America and also to support veterans is a natural fit for us,” Dan Brateris said. “We’re hoping we can collect $15,000 and pay for at least one service animal for a veteran.”
Brateris warned of potential road closures in the immediate area and recommends that onlookers arrive a few minutes early to alleviate traffic.
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“We’ll have some music ahead of time,” he said.
Brateris and his cohorts approached Belmar with the idea. Dan Brateris praised Belmar officials as "incredibly helpful" and said everyone is eager to see how it turns out.
“We have a sophisticated software package that helps us visualize everything,” he said. “But the likelihood is the audience will see it (altogether for the first time) when we do.”
Jerry Carino is community columnist for the Asbury Park Press, focusing on the Jersey Shore’s interesting people, inspiring stories and pressing issues. Contact him at [email protected]
Explore The Seas and Stars In Belmar, NJ With This Astronomy Experience
There’s a way to not only see the ocean’s beauty at night but gaze at the stars too in Belmar, NJ.I found this website called Astronomy Events that takes passengers on a beautiful nighttime cruise on the sea and one of the places they offer you to sail in Belmar!The experience is pretty cool and a super fun and educational one too. You load onto the boat with your group and set sail for a nighttime astronomy lesson at sea.The entire ship gathers on the top deck of the boat and the astronomer on board will use...
There’s a way to not only see the ocean’s beauty at night but gaze at the stars too in Belmar, NJ.
I found this website called Astronomy Events that takes passengers on a beautiful nighttime cruise on the sea and one of the places they offer you to sail in Belmar!
The experience is pretty cool and a super fun and educational one too. You load onto the boat with your group and set sail for a nighttime astronomy lesson at sea.
The entire ship gathers on the top deck of the boat and the astronomer on board will use a light pointer and intercom system to show the guests all of the different types of constellations, planets, giant red stats, nebula, star clusters, and even the different galaxies!
It says on their website which is meteorcrruise.com, that nearly every single cruise will have meteors streaking across the sky.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience in our area. I know there are a lot of whale-watching tours in NJ and booze cruises, but I’ve never heard of an astronomy cruise before this!
If you’re looking into setting sail in Belmar and looking at everything the open sea has to offer, reservations can be made on their website, here!
It’s written on the homepage of the website that the 2022 season is filling really quickly, so if you’re interested in taking part of this experience, you should reserve your spot now.
This cruise sets sail from Belamar Marina in Belmar, NJ weekend evenings between the months of May through September from 9 pm to 11 pm.
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Monmouth County Judge Throws Out Developer's Lawsuit In Belmar
A Monmouth County Superior Court judge tossed a lawsuit from Sackman Enterprises, trying to force Belmar to accept their development plan.BELMAR, NJ — The town of Belmar is claiming victory over a developer in a battle to develop the St. Rose Catholic church parking lot, at Main Street and 8th Avenue.Last week, a Monmouth County Superior Court judge threw out a lawsuit filed by Asbury Park-based Sackman Enterprises. Sackman tried to obtain a court order to force the town of Belmar to accept their development plan for St...
A Monmouth County Superior Court judge tossed a lawsuit from Sackman Enterprises, trying to force Belmar to accept their development plan.
BELMAR, NJ — The town of Belmar is claiming victory over a developer in a battle to develop the St. Rose Catholic church parking lot, at Main Street and 8th Avenue.
Last week, a Monmouth County Superior Court judge threw out a lawsuit filed by Asbury Park-based Sackman Enterprises. Sackman tried to obtain a court order to force the town of Belmar to accept their development plan for St. Rose's.
Belmar Mayor Mark Walsifer called it a major win for the town. Walsifer said he and the town Council have rejected no less than six development proposals for the St. Rose parking lot, all because the buildings will either be too large or not have enough parking.
Belmar has long had a Seaport Redevelopment Plan, which allows development, but with the goal of maintaining Belmar's look and feel of a “true seaport village."
In 2021, Sackman Enterprises submitted a proposal to build 45 apartments and ground-floor retail in the St. Rose parking lot.
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However, the Belmar city council rejected it, saying Sackman was not going to build enough on-site parking for the number of apartment units.
In response, Sackman sued the town in June of this year. The developer sought to trigger an exemption to the required number of parking spaces by using New Jersey's Electric Motor Vehicle statute, which permits a credit of one parking space for every electric vehicle parking stall provided.
Many New Jersey developers build electric vehicle charging stations, which sometimes reduce their parking obligations required by the town.
"Essentially, Sackman Enterprises believed it could construct a larger, denser structure than what was compatible for the site by filling in the lack of parking with electric vehicle stalls," said the town of Belmar in a press release.
On Oct. 28, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Owen McCarthy categorically denied their complaint, throwing Sackman's lawsuit out of court.
Morgan Sackman of Sackman Enterprises said the judge's ruling is contrary to their understanding of how New Jersey's electric vehicle credits work. She said NJ's electrical vehicle credits are meant to be used as an incentive for developers.
"The fact that the state’s electrical vehicle incentives are not recognized on a local level is contrary to what Sackman Enterprises believes is a state-level program and should be considered," she said. "Furthermore, it is a sad reality that the town would not recognize a green initiative being promoted by the state. This is one of many obstacles we have had to deal with in delivering a beautiful project to the borough of Belmar and much-needed rental product during a housing shortage."
"Overall, this is an excellent win for the borough of Belmar and all its residents," said Mayor Walsifer. "It serves as a message that the Mayor and Council stand with all Belmar residents and will enforce the provisions of the Seaport Redevelopment Plan as they are written."
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New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is back after two-year hiatus
Gabriela L. Laraccahttps://www.app.com/story/entertainment/dining/2022/05/10/belmar-nj-new-jersey-seafood-festival-returns-may-20/9644721002/
Craving warm and buttery lobster rolls? Sushi? Fried clam strips? Coconut shrimp?You can have them all at the New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar, which returns for the first time in two years after a COVID hiatus. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the festival takes place at Pyanoe Plaza from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22.Event Coordinator Mary Brabazon, who ...
Craving warm and buttery lobster rolls? Sushi? Fried clam strips? Coconut shrimp?
You can have them all at the New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar, which returns for the first time in two years after a COVID hiatus. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the festival takes place at Pyanoe Plaza from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22.
Event Coordinator Mary Brabazon, who has been handling the festival for years, is eager for its return.
"We're delighted to bring the event back. It's much needed for the vendors and the community," Brabazon said. " ... We're hoping for a great weekend."
Beyond the seafood, the festival will feature live music, shopping opportunities at nearly 60 local craft vendors, a drink tent hosted by Belmar's 10th Ave. Burrito Co. (featuring wine, beer and margaritas) and more. Hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Among the restaurants taking part include Coney Waffle of Belmar, Red Bank, Asbury Park and Long Branch; Brandl of Belmar; Point Lobster Bar & Grill of Point Pleasant Beach; Hoagitos of Belmar and the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township; and Simply Southern of Belmar.
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Point Lobster Bar & Grill's will be serving classic lobster rolls, which are served hot.
"[There is an] amazing outpouring of attendees, not just locally but from all over," said co-owner Shannon Godwin. "We see a lot of repeat customers who have attended for years, and they travel this particular weekend just for the festival."
Hoagitos, known for their creative sandwiches, will be serving up shrimp po boys (with fried shrimp, arugula, tomato, pickled onion and house remoulade) and the Dude Ranch sandwich (with panko-fried chicken breast, bacon, arugula, tomatoes, onion, bread and butter pickles and homemade buttermilk ranch).
Simply Southern, which has taken part in the festival since 2003,will be featuring Mom's Crab Cakes, a homemade secret family recipe by co-owner Rasheed Simmons' mother Rita.
Simply Southern also will be selling their new fish empanada (with white fish, seasoning and a side of peach-mango hot sauce), and their dessert take on hush puppies (made with sweet potato, topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of homemade apple butter sauce).
"It's a great honor that they brought the festival back after COVID, and that we get to be a part of it," Rasheed Simmons said. "We hope that we can help bring it back to its glory days, and be a part of that success. We want to bring people back to town, and to be honest, we all need it from a business perspective."
The festival will be chock full of fried Oreos and other sweet treats.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected.
Live musical performances will take place daily. From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, the Pat Roddy Band takes the stage. Saturday starts with Beach Music Studios Kids Rock Band from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the Danny White Band from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Holme takes the stage from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and Tommy B & The Deep Blue Sea plays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Jim Barone's Elvis Presley Tribute Band performs from 2 to 5 p.m.
Dates and times are subject to change, depending on the weather.
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Aside from additional space, the festival moved from Silver Lake Park to Pyanoe Plaza in 2019 because it is closer to downtown businesses and the NJ Transit station. It is also more accessible to those with disabilities. Moving the festival location was Mayor Mark Walsifer's idea, Brabazon said.
Pyanoe Plaza is located on Main Street between 9th and 10th avenues.
Admission to the festival is free and does not require registration. Dogs are not permitted on the festival grounds. For more information, visit belmar.com.
Gabriela L. Laracca joined the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey in 2021 and eagerly brings her passion for cuisine and culture to our readers. Send restaurant tips to [email protected]