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Ocean Night

What is Ocean Night?

A collaboration between the NEC, Humboldt Baykeeper, and Humboldt Surfrider, Ocean Night is a monthly movie night at the Arcata Theater Lounge. Featuring everything from speakers to films, this event almost always has one environmentally themed film and one surf flick. All are welcome from 6:30-9pm, usually the first Thursday of the month, for only a $3 suggested donation. Entry is free to Baykeeper/NEC/Surfrider members. We hold several raffles throughout the night, where you can win merchandise, memberships, local goodies, and more! All proceeds are split between the NEC, Surfrider, and  Humboldt Baykeeper.

This month’s film details can be found on Facebook or in EcoNews.


As of April 2018, Ocean Night will be funded through sponsorships from businesses and other organizations. We are always looking for groups to sponsor Ocean Night!

Interested in sponsoring? There are benefits for your business/organization! Your business’s logo will be placed on all Ocean Night promotional materials. At the event, you can place your business’s promotional materials at the greeting table, and hear your business announced on stage throughout the night.

To sponsor, submit an Ocean Night Sponsorship Form. After you submit your sponsorship form, the NEC will contact you within a week. Sponsorship funds will go towards Ocean Night planning, publicity, and film rights. If you would like to sponsor one film, or split a sponsorship with another group, indicate so in your sponsorship form.
By sponsoring Ocean Night, you will help continue to educate on ocean-related topics, and help foster a new generation of surfers and coastal activists through film.

Ocean Night Sponsorship Packet 2018.pdf

Special Nights

There are two special Ocean Nights each year! December hosts Black and White Ocean Night, a classy Surfrider fundraiser that features live art, piano, and a photobooth with a professional photographer, as well as a special raffle. October is the NEC’s Coastal Cleanup Day wrap-up, where we thank volunteers, present on that year’s CCD successes, host a very special raffle, and play a cleanup-filmed theme. Don’t miss them!

Thank you Arcata Theater Lounge!

We could not host Ocean Night without the help and donations of the Arcata Theatre Lounge. Many thanks to the theatre and its staff for helping us to continue bringing you Ocean Night.