Restore the Shore Update: Community Gathering and Performance Space

Restore the Shore Update: Community Gathering and Performance Space

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 23, 2013
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With the goodwill and commitment of generous donors, the Borough of Seaside Heights has been able to get their boardwalk up and running in time for the summer season. While great progress has been already made to rebuild Seaside even stronger than it was before Sandy hit, much more work still remains to be done.

After an extensive needs assessment and conversations with the authorities in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, we have decided to dedicate the contributions made to MTV's Restore the Shore fund towards building a new community gathering and performance space for the residents and visitors of Seaside Heights.

The 3-season Events Center will be located in the heart of Seaside Heights at the reconstructed boardwalk and will provide an outdoor space for a variety of fun community activities including concerts, performances, graduations, community and cultural events, outdoor movies, and sporting events. In addition to the new Events Center, improvements will be made to the boardwalk to enhance the experience of visitors and provide opportunities for families to gather in rain or shine.

The community is invited to participate in the design of these spaces with a community design workshop to be held in September, and anticipated construction completion date is set to July 4, 2014.

Look forward to seeing the project's progress with us on the Restore the Shore Open Architecture Network page in the months to come.

A Special Thank You to Our Generous Contributors
Those who donated $500 or more to the recovery of Seaside Heights will be acknowledged with their names inscribed on a plank of the newly rebuilt boardwalk. These inscribed boards will be installed in time for the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2013. Donors will be able to located their boards on the boardwalk in the vicinity of the house featured on MTV's The Jersey Shore, located between Fremont and Kearney Avenues.

Thank you to everyone for your generous and heartfelt contribution to MTV’s Restore the Shore fund, created following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.