John Gowdy, a New Jersey-based artist specializing in sand sculpture, sculpted
the main entrance of Monmouth Medical Center and the hospital’s
new logo at Oceanfest in Long Branch on July 4.
LONG BRANCH, N.J. - On Monday, July 4th, Monmouth Medical Center and The Unterberg Children’s
Hospital joined the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce and the City
of Long Branch to celebrate the 26th year of “Oceanfest at Long
Branch,” the state’s premier regional Fourth of July celebration.
“Oceanfest would not be possible without the generosity of Monmouth
Medical Center,” said Nancy Kleiberg, co-chairman of Oceanfest and
executive director of the Great Long Branch Chamber of Commerce. “Monmouth
Medical Center has been the premier Oceanfest sponsor since the event’s
Oceanfest, which takes place on the Oceanfront Promenade adjacent to Pier
Village from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., is a family-oriented event featuring
sand sculptors, all-day musical entertainment, original arts and crafts,
children’s entertainment and a world-class fireworks display.
Monmouth Medical Center nursing staff offered free blood pressure screenings
and stroke awareness information throughout the day, and volunteers distributed
thousands of promotional items, including sunscreen, flying discs, beach
balls and sand pails. Additionally, the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of Safe
Kids was on hand with games, prizes and safety information, including
car safety seat checks.