In our ongoing effort to help deter the spread of Covid 19, Stafford Township has closed all community centers.

The Bay Avenue Community Center, Ocean Acres Community Center and the Jennings Road and Pine Street Recreation Centers will no longer host any of their regularly scheduled activities. Buildings will be professionally cleaned and sanitized. The situation is constantly being re-evaluated and a determination will be made for any scheduled reopening.

Should you have any questions regarding any Recreation Department activities you may contact any of our staff at 609-597-1000.


Please continue to follow this page for further updates and continue to obey the recommendations of local, state and federal agencies to help combat the spread of this virus.

Bay Avenue Community Center

The following groups and organizations meet at the Bay Avenue Community Center located at 775 E Bay Avenue in Manahawkin. Please contact Jennifer McBrien at 609-597-1000 ext. 8573 if you have any further questions.

 Group / Organization
Meeting Time and Day
Alanon 10 a.m. Thursday
AARP 1 p.m. 3rd Friday of the month, no meeting, June, July or August
Amergael 6:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of the month
Beach Haven West Civic Association 7 p.m. 3rd Friday of the month
Beginner Acrylic Painting
10 a.m. Monday
 Chair Yoga 2 p.m. Monday
Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 7 7:30 p.m. 2nd Friday of the month
Colony Lakes Homeowners Association 7 p.m. 1st Thursday of the month March-November
Duplicate Bridge Club 7 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Thursday
Exercise Sponsored by SOMC 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday
LBI Womens Club 12:30 p.m. 3rd Wednesday of the month
Ocean County 4-H Club 6 p.m. 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Senior Squares Social Club 10 a.m. Wednesday
SOCH Auxiliary 12 Noon 2nd Tuesday of the month
 Stafford Old Guard 8 a.m. 2nd Thursday of the month
Stafford Democratic Club 7 p.m. 2nd Monday of every month
Stafford Republican Club 6:30 p.m. 4th Monday of every month
Stafford Township Garden Club 1 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of the month
Stitchery Club 10 a.m. Monday
Tai Chi 9:45 a.m. and 11 a. m. Tuesday
Quilters Guild 12:00 noon 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
1:00 p.m. 3rd Wednesday of the month
7:00 p.m. 4th Thursday of the month
Village Harbor Fishing Club 7:30 p.m.2nd Friday of the month

Ocean Acres Community Center

The following groups and organizations are currently meeting at the Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Ocean Acres.
Group / Organization Meeting Time and Days
Irish Set Dancing 7 p.m. Monday (starting back up in September)
Ocean Acres Civic Association 7 p.m. 2nd Tuesday of the month, no meeting July or August 1-3 p.m. Wednesday Social Club
Old Barney Radio Club 7 p.m.1st Tuesday of the month
Girl Scouts of Ocean County Various Days and Times
Boy Scouts of Ocean County Various Days and Times
Stafford Township Athletic Associations Various Days and Times