Did you attend Neptune High School at its former location on Main Street in Ocean Grove?

If so, we invite you to be a part of the building’s 125th Anniversary festivities in 2023. Whether you want to volunteer to help plan the celebration or just attend the events, we invite you to submit this form so we can keep you in the loop.

We look forward to welcoming you back into the building!



  • Playwrights at Night - October
    Wed, Oct 05
    JSAC - Herbst Theater
    Oct 05, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    JSAC - Herbst Theater, 66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
    Support local theater with an evening of local Jersey Shore playwrights and actors reading recent works in progress before they hit the stage! If time permits, we'll have a Q&A session with the playwrights. Save your seat with an $8 donation now or donate at the door.
  • JSAC Movie House Presents: "Clue" (PG)
    Fri, Oct 28
    JSAC - Palaia Theater
    Oct 28, 7:00 PM
    JSAC - Palaia Theater, 66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
    Join us at the JSAC for a screening of "Clue"! Tickets are $10/pp. Six blackmail victims are invited to a mansion by a man who knows a dark secret from each of their pasts. Each is handed a weapon, then the blackmailer is killed. Can the guests uncover the murderer before they all become victims?
  • JSAC 3rd Annual Halloween Craft & Trunk or Treat
    Sat, Oct 29
    JSAC South Parking Area off Lawrence Ave
    Oct 29, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    JSAC South Parking Area off Lawrence Ave, 66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
    Visit the Jersey Shore Arts Center on October 29th for Trunk or Treat! This free event will take place in our South Parking Area from 2pm to 4pm. Perfect for kids of all ages!
  • JSAC Free Movie Thursday: "Imagine: John Lennon" (R)
    Dec 01, 7:00 PM
    JSAC - Palaia Theater, 66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
    A documentary exploring the life of the Beatles' John Lennon, utilizing clips of home movies and interviews with family members. Pre-show begins at 5:30. Indoor movie series - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. AVAILABLE AUGUST 5TH.
  • JSAC Presents: "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (G)
    Thu, Dec 15
    JSAC - Palaia Theater
    Dec 15, 7:00 PM
    JSAC - Palaia Theater, 66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
    The Muppets' version of the Dickens holiday classic about a miser who's visited by three ghosts features Kermit the Frog as the penny-pincher's hardworking and loyal employee. Tickets are $10/pp for adults and $5/pp for kids.
  • Cafe Artiste - ON HIATUS
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    LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC • Light Café Menu • $5 AT THE DOOR

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The Jersey Shore Arts Center would be nothing without our founder, the late Herb Herbst.

Herb Herbst

1926 - 2017

   The JSAC Mission...

"The Mission of the Ocean Grove Historic Preservation Society, Inc. is twofold: to save and restore the beautiful and historic building (the “old” Neptune High School) that is currently home to the Jersey Shore Arts Center, and to operate the Arts Center in support of local artists and arts educators. The Jersey Shore Arts Center provides affordable programs, events, professional opportunities and work space for artists and arts related educators who in turn develop opportunities for the broader Jersey Shore community to experience and engage with the Arts."


The building that the Jersey Shore Arts Center operates out of was built in 1897 and is still being restored.


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