Beginning with a massive battle of the bands and ending with a first-class feast, this week at the shore is packed with lots of awesome festivities to officially welcome the month of May. Check out some of the highlights here.
Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships
Wednesday-Sunday, April 30th to May 4th
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center & the Middle Township PAC
This is an All-Chapter Championship contest for the Tournament of Bands indoor units from NJ, PA, NY, DE, MD, IN and WV. There will be a small admission fee for spectators. For more information, call (609) 849-8553 or visit http://www.njatob.org for a detailed schedule of events.
Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Party
When: Wednesday, April 30th from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Avalon Links Restaurant – 1510 North Route 9, Cape May Court House
Hearts thumping, hooves stomping and we are off to the races, at the Legal Secretaries of Cape May County for a Kentucky Derby themed Party! Join us for an evening of food, fun and a silent auction. Cost is $27 and includes hors d’oeuvres, soda, iced tea, coffee/tea.
All of the proceeds benefit the LS Scholarship which is awarded yearly to a Cape May County student majoring in paralegal studies. This event is open to the public and you do not need to be in the legal profession to attend. Please RSVP by April 25th to Michele Devine-Hartnett at 846-0969. For more info, check out the website, www.legalsecretariesofcmc.com.
4th Annual Casino Night
Friday, May 2nd from 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 714 Beach Ave, Cape May
Wild, wild, west themed casino night at Cape May Convention Hall! Gambling tables, food, live entertainment, and lots of fun! The night will feature live auction prizes including 4 tickets to Justin Timberlake concert with Limo transportation, a four-night stay at Inn at Sawmill Farm Vermont, overnight stay in Philadelphia including hotel, restaurant, and Phillies ticket package, ultimate birthday bash for 25 guests at Morey’s Piers waterpark, professionally installed fire pit, and more.
Enjoy fabulous food by many local restaurants including Ravioli House, Little Italy, Two Mile Landing, Lucky Bones, Ricks Seafood, plus special celebrity chef Mia Chiarella of Gia!
Tickets are $50 in advance and can be purchased on the website WildwoodCatholic.org or by calling Sue at 827-8895.
Borough-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 3rd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Crest Borough Hall – 6101 Pacific Ave, Wildwood
Bargain hunters are encouraged to spend the day in Wildwood Crest for the 12th annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale May 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature nearly 200 yard sale locations throughout the borough.
Maps featuring yard sale locations will be available beginning May 1 at the following locations: Wildwood Crest Borough Hall, 6101 Pacific Avenue; Crest Pier Recreation Center, 5800 Ocean Avenue; Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool, 8800 New Jersey Avenue; and many local businesses. The Borough-Wide Yard Sale is sponsored by the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works. Call (609) 522-7446 for more information.
Spring Block Party
Saturday, May 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Asbury Ave, Ocean City
The Spring Block Party will feature over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more! For more information, call (609) 391-0240.
Cycling the Cape for a Cause
Saturday, May 3rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Cape May Lighthouse – 215 Light House Ave, Cape May Point
This is a casual bike tour & walking tour at eco-friendly locations in the Cape May countryside. It is co-sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and The Kiwanis of Cape May and benefits Kiwanis Kids Programs and Chamber Community Outreach Programs. The event fee includes BBQ lunch at Lighthouse State Park, a commemorative wristband, and water bottle.
Derby Day Fun Day and Seafood Festival
Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 96th St, Stone Harbor
Fun on 96th Street! The Fun Day will include a clam pitching tournament, Decorated Derby Hat Contest, seafood, Chamber of Commerce Beer and Wine Garden, live music, and kids’ games and activities. For info, call (609) 368-1210.
Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show
Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 1048 Washington St, Cape May
The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission! For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Beach Plum Farm Spring Festival
Saturday, May 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Beach Plum Farm – 140 Stevens Street, West Cape May
Bring the whole family down to Beach Plum Farm for our very first Spring Weekend on May 3rd and May 4th! Come take a family hayride, participate in a scavenger hunt through the farm, learn how to plant a flower in your own painted flower pot, roast a delicious s’more, and more.
Sip on some local beer from Cape May Brewery and enjoy delicious food including a fresh Lamb Roast, asparagus fresh from the farm, mixed berry cobbler, and many more delicious treats. Don’t forget to pick up a signature Mason jar sweet tea while you’re here.
Enjoy music by the Sun Dogs Duo from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. While you are here check out our piglets, sheep, chickens, honey bees and meet ‘Blue’ the Pig! Be sure to stop at the farm stand to pick up your farm fresh produce, eggs, and honey. To learn more about Beach Plum Farm, visit http://www.caperesorts.com/experiences/capemay/beachplumfarm.
‘Pork & Pints’ 2nd Annual Friends of the Lighthouse Pig Roast
Saturday, May 3rd from 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Loyal Order of Moose Lodge – 569 Seashore Rd, Erma
Join the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse for this traditional pig roast at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, and you’ll not only have fun but will help raise funds in support of educational interpretation of the lighthouse. Enjoy beer, prizes, raffles and live music! The Roast is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse, in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
5th Annual Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchant’s Association Bike Rally & Duathlon
Sunday, May 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association will be hosting the Bike Rally and Duathlon to benefit the Merchant’s Scholarship Fund at Amanda’s Field, Route 50, Petersburg, NJ.
The Duathlon consists of a 2 mile run, 9 mile bike and a 2 mile run. The bike tour offers a 16,40 or 62 mile loop rally along with loops at Amanda’s field for children and adults. All registered participants will be eligible for wonderful prizes, including bikes. Refreshments, games and much more will provide a great time for all. Details and registration available at the Tuckahoe Bike Shop (609) 628-0101 and the web at wvvw.tourdetuckahoe.com.
‘Feasting on History’ 14th Annual Restaurant Gala
Tuesday, May 6th from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum – 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport
Historic Cold Spring Village ushers in the 2014 season with its signature fundraiser, Feasting on History. The annual restaurant gala is one of the most anticipated social events of the season and a great way to commemorate New Jersey’s 350th Birthday this year. The 14th Annual Restaurant Gala will be held at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport May 6 at 6 p.m. Over 45 of Cape May County’s favorite restaurants, wineries, and breweries, generously donate popular foods, signature dishes, wine, craft beers and desserts. Last year, nearly 800 guests enjoyed a night of food, music and networking while celebrating the mission of Historic Cold Spring Village. The presenting sponsor of Feasting on History is Sturdy Savings Bank. Additional support has been provided by the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Gaiss’ Market, Ford Scott & Associates Certified Public Accountants, and the Dog Friendly Billmae Cottage. This year’s event will also feature the first Feasting on History Silent Auction, where guests can bid on sports memorabilia, artwork, vacations, special event tickets and much more!
Tickets to Feasting on History are $75 per person, or $700 for a table of ten. Seating will only be reserved for groups of ten guests. For all other guests there will be open seating. Advanced ticket sales only. For tickets or sponsorship information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.
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