Friday, December 8, 2017

Dancing for a Clean Ocean!

Dancing for a Clean Ocean!

Over 250 guests danced under the stars at COA’s Dancing in the Moonlight on Saturday, December 2nd! 

Over the course of the night, the clouds cleared and the full, supermoon reflected over the ocean, shining brightly on the celebration on and ocean advocates! 

This event was organized in honor of the 20th anniversary of ending ocean dumping. While New Jersey used to be known as the “Ocean Dumping Capital of the World,” it is now a premier vacation destination and highly valued place to live. 

Jim Lobiondo and son Paul Lobiondo
of Windows on the Water and
Surfrider Beach Club with COA's
Executive Director Cindy Zipf
Guests enjoying the selfie station
The Lobiondo family, who owns Surfrider Beach Club, recognized this victory and graciously welcomed COA’s event which was held at the beautiful Windows on the Water venue. 

The evening kicked o with a cocktail hour sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Guests enjoyed music by the Stringbean Band, a famous Lusty Lobster Raw bar, specialty cocktails, and delicious passed hors’ d’oeuvres. Moon and star themed décor by For the Love of Details carried the theme and set the vibe for the night, especially at the fun selfie station. 
Chuck Cunningham, Doug Douty (Lusty Lobster), Bonnie Torcivia 

The party then moved upstairs to an elegant ballroom and heated roof top tent. Guests danced all night long to the Thom White Band!
Chef Pete Cruz’s delicious, sea and moon inspired dinner was a hit with guests, as was his one-of-a- kind donut dessert wall! 

Peeka & Art Tidesley, Laurie & Mark Jeffers, Lisa Luckett
 Additional funds were raised through a silent auction which featured gifts for everyone! Top items included a limited- edition copper fat re beach bike by Tito’s
Handmade Vodka, specialty pieces from local artists, wellness packages, and more.
Dancing in the Moonlight helped raise important funds for COA’s year-round work to protect the ocean. We hope you will join us at our annual party next fall!
Special thanks to the event’s sponsors, Bayshore Recycling, Shore Point Distributors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and the Tildesley family. 

View the full photo album!

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