JERSEY SHORE (WABC) -- Jersey Shore towns are going to court to block pop-up beach parties and vowing to stop a recurring problem before it begins again.
Officials from the affected towns say the parties wreak havoc on their area and are dangerous.
Towns like Seaside Heights are seeking court orders to stop promoters from throwing their parties.
Recently these events have been promoted on social media, drawing thousands to selected towns and overwhelming local police.
The mayor of Seaside Heights said the unwelcome warning is up because of scenes along the Jersey Shore last summer from Long Branch down to Wildwood that resulted in violence and chaos.
So far, due to the legal action, a party planned in Seaside Heights next week has been canceled.
The organizer posted on social media warning people who were thinking about showing up to the site that if they did they could be arrested.
The pop-up parties became more frequent following the COVID lockdowns as restrictions were lifted.
A pop-up last year in Long Branch led to multiple arrests, overloaded boardwalks and businesses forced to shut down and lose money.
Additionally, two people died last September during a pop-up rally in Wildwood.