About the Grunin Center

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Ocean County College, is a performing arts center dedicated to providing art and entertainment to Ocean County. Featuring premiere acts from across the globe, the Grunin Center’s intimate venue allows patrons to experience once-in-a-lifetime performances from venerated artists, hometown musicians, and unique entertainers. The Grunin Center is also the home to young performers from various educational performing arts organizations, including OCC students from the performing arts and fine arts programs, and the Ocean County and NJ State Teen Arts Festivals. Our Art Gallery highlights local artists by displaying several collections throughout the year. Additionally, the Garden State Philharmonic is the Orchestra-in-Residence.

Box Office Hours and Phone
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm,
Friday 10am – 1pm

Payment Policies
We accept cash, credit, and debit cards. Ticket Processing Fees apply to all orders. All sales are final.

College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754


Directions to the Grunin Center

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From the North: Garden State Parkway to Exit 89. Follow signs for Route 70 East/Airport Road. Left on Route 70 East. Continue 1/3-mile, turn Right on Shorrock Street. Road curves left and becomes Beaverson Blvd; continue to end. Turn Right on Brick Blvd. (Route 549 South), continue 2.5-miles, turn Right on College Drive (lake and OCC monument on right).

From the South: Garden State Parkway to Exit 82. Route 37 East towards Toms River/Seaside Heights. Continue approx. 1 mile (2 traffic lights). Use the jughandle at the intersection to turn Left onto Route 549 North. Continue 3 miles, use the jughandle to turn Left onto College Drive. Local Access Road from the West: Route 9 to Church Road, east. Continue 1.5 miles. Turn Right onto H. George Buckwald Drive. This access road ends at College Drive near Lot #2.

From the West: Route 70 to Lakehurst; at second traffic circle, Right onto Route 37 East to Toms River/Seaside Heights. Continue 7 miles. Use the jughandle at the intersection to turn Left onto Route 549 North. Continue 3 miles, use the jughandle to turn Left onto College Drive.


Free Parking Available in the Lot off the intersection of North College Drive and Buckwald Drive.


Donation To Benefit The Arts

Local Donors Jay and Linda Grunin Benefactors of the Arts in Ocean County

During Ocean County College’s 47th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 22, Jeremy Grunin, Executive Director of the Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation, announced a $5.75 million donation to Ocean County College.  The donation will establish the Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on the College’s Main Campus in Toms River.

The Grunin Foundation

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is a private family philanthropic fund based in Toms River, NJ. Their aim is to make Toms River the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through root-cause focused investment in health care, education and the arts.

For more information regarding The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation visit: jayandlindagruninfoundation.org