Welcome to the 1st Annual LBI Experience Auction!

Join our LBI community on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Daymark in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, for apps, a cash bar and a live auction of dozens of unique experiences that make Long Beach Island the most coveted destination on the Jersey Shore.

The event will take place at the beautiful, new, upstairs banquet room of the Daymark.

Tickets purchased at How You Brewin in Surf City, or using our online system are $20, plus a $3.29 convenience fee.

Please follow the link below to purchase tickets now.

Thank you to these LBI businesses and organizations who are donated to our live auction event:

A pottery lesson and takeaway for four adults from Matt Burton of the m.t.burton Gallery & 19th Street Clay Studio of Surf City.

A private coffee tasting party from How You Brewin in Surf City.

A free week of summer camp from the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Loveladies.

Learn what it takes it be a lifeguard on LBI from a veteran Long Beach Township Lifeguard.

Sicily meets the Jersey Shore: Join native born Sicilian Annalisa Francesca Riccio for a two hour Italian lesson (up to four 4 people) at the Beach Haven Yacht Club, and will include learning how to make “un caffè” and prepare an “affogato”, a coffee based dessert.

A private ice cream party from Poppy’s Ice Cream in Barnegat Light.

Be a Barista for the day at How You Brewin in Surf City.

A family beach photo session with Ann Coen of Ann Coen Photography in Surf City.

A one hour Kayak Eco tour for up to six people from Acme Surf & Sport.

A one-hour SUP (Stand Up Paddle) lesson for up to four people from Acme Surf & Sport.

A one-hour group Surf lesson for up to two people from Acme Surf & Sport.

One three-hour sailing lesson for two adults from the Surf City Yacht Club.

Two tickets to the to the premier showing of the Oyster Farmer indie movie at Morrison’s Marina in Beach Haven.

A private ice cream making session, a meal & dessert for up to four people from the Woo Hoo in Beach Haven.

Four tickets to one sunset cruise aboard the Miss Barnegat Light, as well as the opportunity to serve as honorary “Captain” on the trip in the wheelhouse alongside the ship’s actual captain from the Miss Barnegat Light.

A private tour (up to four people) of one of the East Coast’s busiest commercial fishing seaports – Viking Village in Barnegat Light –  which will include a hands-on tour of one of the fleet’s newest scallop vessels, as well as an insider’s look at a fishing trip “pack out” and the inner workings of the dock. Tour will be followed by a coffee Q&A with Capt/Mayor Larson.

A private tour for four people of the award-winning New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven followed by a wine & cheese reception.

An evening cruise for four aboard the A-Cat Ghost out of Beach Haven.

A week of Marine Science Camp taught at the NJ Maritime Museum in Beach Haven by New Logic Marine Biologists and Environmentalists.

A beach wedding on LBI from Seaside Ceremonies NJ!

Create a wood mermaid session for one-two people from LBI Creative Minds in Schooners Wharf, Beach Haven.

A coffee “cupping” (roast/brew/taste different coffees) for up to six people from the Coffee Bouteaque in Schooners Wharf, Beach Haven.

Four all-access passes to the 2017 Lighthouse International Film Festival from the Lighthouse International Film Festival partners.

Ship Bottom Brewery experience for two. “Come for a tour, stay for a pour. Enjoy the sunset over Barnegat bay as you taste the best craft beer LBI has to offer. Our educated staff will walk you through the brew process and educate you on our hand crafted, small batch brews. Then take your favorite beer home in your very own growler! Cheers!”

Surf the Streets of SURF CITY, a family fun day for 4, Children, Adults or combo.

Start your day at How You Brewin with any sized hot or iced coffee of your choice – a great start to get you going. Walk across the street to Firefly Gallery, where you will make a keepsake mosaic, suitable for framing, Firefly staff will be on hand to help keep those creative juices flowing. Next stop, Surf Buggy Bike Shop, climb aboard a Surrey Pedal Bike (family sized) and explore the back streets from the Bay to the Ocean. Hungry yet? It’s up to Panzone’s Pizza, where two large pies are waiting for your family. Take aim its 18 holes of mini gold at Sandbar Mini Golf – do not loose your ball in the Lighthouse or it’s a stroke penalty. Time for dessert at Narwhal Frozen Yogurt, and a great sundae of your choice for each of you and a great way to end your day Surf City: Main Street LBI.

Nettie’s Cookin’ Now!
“Get cradled in my ladle of love”
Annette “Nettie” Palermo of Nettie’s Cookin’ Now is a local private chef, caterer and food blogger with a heart made for hospitality. In 2014, Nettie competed on TNT’s On The Menu food challenge show, had a recipe featured in A Taste of Home/Simply Delicious in 2015, and was featured in The Beachcomber in 2016. Her food blog ( is a recipe clearinghouse of deliciousness and tailors her menus to your particular dietary needs and pallet preferences. Enjoy a custom made menu and an interactive dinner for two.

“Be A SandPaper Reporter” Ready to see your byline in print? You will brainstorm with a SandPaper editor to come up with that perfect story for you to write, you will comb the island for your scoop. write your story, hand it in to edit and then see your name in print on your special SandPaper article. A Pulitizer can be in your future!

Shadow a Barnegat Light Lifeguard and learn what it takes to protect the visitors to our north end beaches.

Lorry’s Island End Motel in Beautiful Beach Haven Inlet will provide a “5 Day/4 Night Vacation” for up to 4 people (2 Queen Beds) any 4 Nights Sunday – Thursday between May 14 – May 25, 2017

-OR- the corresponding dates in 2018.

“Sunset Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga Class” for up to six people from Eileen Bowker, the Owner of Bowker’s South Beach Grill.

A one-hour “Dual Line Sport Kite Lesson”from World Renowned Kiter Lisa Willoughby, a Surf City Resident, and LBI FLY Executive Committee member.

Many thanks to the folks at Country Kettle Fudge in Beach Haven for donating “Make Your Own Country Kettle Fudge” – select one of their amazing flavors, beat the kettle and then bring home a l lb. box of your own fudge creation. Yum!