On Monday, July 1, the Stavola family and Ama Ristorante will host Rebuild Sea Bright Day with a Beach Bash and Clambake and a grand finale Fireworks Show, the biggest in New Jersey this year. Festivities begin at 12 noon and end with the fireworks display at 9 p.m. Rain date is set for July 2.
The Rebuild Sea Bright Day beach bash will be held at the Driftwood Cabana Club, owned by the Stavolas, who are opening their private beach club to the public for a day of food, fun and fireworks on the beach, including live entertainment and a clambake. The event is a fundraiser for the residents of Sea Bright, and proceeds will benefit both Sea Bright Rising and a Building Permit Relief Fund established by the Stavola family. In addition, an exclusive, one-night only dinner menu will be offered at Ama Ristorante, also to benefit the two Sea Bright funds.
Ticket holders will receive full access to Driftwood Cabana Club for the day, which includes use of the club facilities, pool with lifeguards, and beach. In addition to the clambake, there will be a children’s menu and two complimentary beverages from the Tiki Bar. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., live entertainment will be provided by local favorites Yasgur’s Farm Band and headliner Brian Kirk and the Jirks. The day will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show on the beach at 9 p.m. presented by Garden State Fireworks, which produced the annual Kaboom! show in Red Bank and the Macy’s Fireworks on the Hudson. The fireworks display, donated by the Stavola family, will be the equivalent of the Kaboom! show and the largest fireworks show in New Jersey this year.
Beginning at 5 p.m., Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, the popular oceanfront Italian restaurant, will hold a special reservation-only dinner, including wine and cocktails for $275 per person. Seats are limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those with earlier reservations are invited to stay at the Club after dinner to watch the fireworks display.
Tickets must be purchased first at seabrightrising.org before contacting Ama at 732.530.9760 to make a reservation. Tickets for both the Beach Bash and Fireworks show are $125 for adults; $25 for children 16 and under. Evening-only tickets (6 p.m. admission), which includes the live entertainment, one free beverage and fireworks show, are $75 for adults; $25 for children 16 and under. Combo tickets for the daytime beach bash, fireworks and Ama dinner are $335 per person. For tickets call Ilene Winters, Director of Sea Bright Rising, at 908.400.3617 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For the pay link to purchase tickets jump here.
“Many Sea Bright property owners continue to struggle with getting back into their homes and businesses; we feel an obligation to do what we can to help make that possible. We thank our members for helping to support this critical effort to support Sea Bright Rising and the Ama Ristorante Building Permit Relief fund,” said in a statement provided by the Stavola Family.
Driftwood Cabana Club & Ama Ristorante, 1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright 07760, 732.530.9760.
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