Community Education & Recreation

//Community Education & Recreation
Community Education & Recreation 2018-04-17T14:49:39-04:00


265 42nd Street, Brigantine, NJ   609-264-7350, EXT 1
Jim Mogan, Director
Coordinator – Ed Stoltzfus – Brigantine CER Staff

 Community Center Hours of Operation (this does not include the Beach Fee Office, click here for hours):
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Brigantine Beach Community Center (BBCC) is located at 265 42nd Street, Brigantine, NJ.  The phone number is (609) 264-7350, EXT 1.  The BBCC is presently open 7 days a week. The BBCC coordinator is Ed Stoltzfus.

Brigantine, NJ is proud of it’s island town, it’s citizens and the services it provides. The Community Center and the Sports Complex right next door are two popular features of this city by the sea.

The BBCC is currently offering the following programs:


Senior Citizens age 60 and older and their spouses are invited to attend the Brigantine Senior Center.  The Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Each day a balanced lunch is served without cost.   A one dollar donation is suggested to enhance the program.  Meals are planned by a qualified nutritionist to supply at least one third of the day’s nutritional requirements.  Seniors are asked to make reservations for meals at least two days in advance.  Atlantic County Seniors Centers are dedicated to providing services that enhance the educational, social and recreational lives of our seniors. Activities may include Bingo, Exercise, Mahjong, Pinochle, Trips, Yoga and more.  Come out and enjoy the Center and while there you could lend your assistance by volunteering at the Center.  Atlantic County provides transportation for seniors to the senior centers and to medical visits and shopping.  The address and phone number is:  Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265  42nd Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203; (609) 264-7350 ext. 3004.  Linda Nace is the County Coordinator for the Senior Center.


Approximately 19 years ago, the City of Brigantine decided to initiate a volunteer program that would include delivering meals to homebound seniors and a senior shuttle bus.  As of today, we have over 26 volunteers who deliver twenty noon day meals.  We have 5 drivers who drive the shuttle bus on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This service operates at no cost to seniors and enables them to keep their appointments and do their shopping on the island. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers, past and present, for giving their own time to making Brigantine a more caring community.  There is always room for more.  Please give some thought to donating your time to these worthy causes.  Tom Shanley is the City coordinator for the Volunteer Program.


The Playroom is an indoor playground for children ages five and below and is located in the new Community Center.  The Playroom is open all year.  There are slides, pretend play, books, toys and all inside a clean and warm environment – perfect for those chilly days of fall and winter!  Daily hours of operation will be Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Adult supervision is required, no drop-offs. There is a $2.00 donation requested for each child.  The Playroom is a great place to have your next birthday or holiday party!  Call Jen for details: 732-580-2343.  We are in desperate need of volunteers to help keep the Playroom up and running.


The 4 wheel drive permits, gift certificates, beach tags and parking permits are on sale at the Brigantine Beach Community Center and prices vary by season.  Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, from September until May, when the Beach Fee Office opens with a schedule of  7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. until Labor Day. You will need to present a valid driver’s license, current registration and current insurance card for the vehicle needing a permit and need to fill out an age appropriate form. If you are obtaining a Senior Beach Tag, ID is required.  Call about rates at (609) 264-7350.


The Center has many different types of meeting rooms for our local organizations.  To make a reservation for a meeting please call the Center at 264-7350, EXT 1.


We have a variety of Adult education classes and activities that are open to the public.  Please consult our quarterly brochure (on the CER Activities page located under the Community tab in About Brigantine) or call the center at 264-7350, EXT 1.


The Pool Room is  reserved for Seniors from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  To make a reservation please call the Center at 264-7350, EXT 1.


Any individuals or groups who would like to use the Center for playing cards, board games, sewing groups, discussion clubs, book clubs, etc. can reserve a space in the BBCC by calling 264-7350, EXT 1. and making a reservation.


The indoor Tennis Court is available for rental on a first come basis.  Please call the BBCC at 264-7350, EXT 1 to make a reservation.


The Gym is available for community use whenever there is not a scheduled event.  You should call the BBCC to check the schedule at 264-7350, EXT 1.


The public may rent space in the BBCC for private parties, receptions, business meetings, real estate or financial seminars, educational courses and other private ventures.  For additional information concerning rentals please call the BBCC at 264-7350, EXT 1.

We use google calendar for all events.  You can turn on or off certain calendars by clicking on the arrow next to the agenda section at the top of the calendar.

Upcoming Event!

Come get to know members of the FBI, Brigantine Beach Patrol, Fire and Police Departments, Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office, NJ State Marine Police, U.S. Coast Guard, and even the county SWAT Team! When: 6-9pm Where: 26th Street Field