With a permanent home on the campus of Ocean County College, the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is a performing arts center devoted to bringing art and entertainment to the people of Ocean County and the Jersey Shore region.

The Grunin Center’s intimate venue, which hosts premiere performers worldwide, enables spectators to see once-in-a-lifetime performances by legendary artists, local musicians, and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Every season, performances of various kinds of music and theatre, cinema, and dance find their way to the Grunin Center stage.

The Grunin Center also serves as a home for young performers from a variety of educational performing arts groups, including students from Ocean County College’s performing arts and fine arts departments and participants in the Ocean County and NJ State Teen Arts Festivals, among others. The Art Gallery showcases the creation of local artists throughout the year by exhibiting numerous collections. In addition, the Garden State Philharmonic serves as the Orchestra-in-Residence at the university.

Background & History

A private family charitable organization situated in Toms River, New Jersey, the Grunin Foundation was established in 1989. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for all residents of our community by leveraging philanthropy to create economic success at the Central Jersey Shore. They do this by partnering with other institutions. Click here to learn more

Pandemic Precautions

The following are the current COVID-19 safety precautions in use at the Grunin Center:

All of their security precautions have been put in place with the safety of their customers, artists, and employees in mind. However, guideline updates occur often, and the safety procedures listed above are subject to change as new information becomes available.

Schedule & Office Hours

One hour before performance time, office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. While their team is now working remotely, they may be reached by phone at 732-255-0500 or, better yet, by email at [email protected] Browse next blog