Do The Shore: April 17 to April 23


The Music They Heard on the Titanic and Hits from Tin Pan Alley
Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
Cape May City Library, 110 Ocean Street, Cape May

Tin Pan Alley is a genre of American popular music that arose in the late 19th century from the American song-publishing industry centered in New York City. The genre took its name from the byname of the street on which the industry was based in the early 20th century. The phrase tin pan referred to the sound of pianos furiously pounded by the so-called song pluggers, who demonstrated tunes to publishers. Tin Pan Alley comprised commercial music of songwriters of ballads, dance music, and vaudeville, and its name eventually became synonymous with American Popular Music in general. For more information visit

Museum Presents Civil War Lecture
Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Museum of Cape May County, 509 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House

The Museum of Cape May County, in conjunction with the Cape May County Civil War Round Table, will present a free lecture Thursday, April 18. Presented by Mike Kochan, this lecture will delve into the details of one of the most famous naval battles in American history, the March 9, 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads that took place between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.A. Virginia. This battle was the first ever fought between two armored warships.

Sunk off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on Dec. 31, 1862, the wreckage of the Monitor was discovered on Aug. 27, 1973.  Since that time divers and volunteers, including Kochan, have worked tirelessly to document and raise artifacts from the wreckage.

This lecture will take place inside The Museum’s historic Smith Barn on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information about the lecture please contact The Museum at 609-465-3535 or visit

My Oyster with Author Bhadrena Restione
Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
Stone Harbor Library, 9516  2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor

This local author event describes the life and travels of Marilyn Bhadrena Restione. The book “My Oyster” is about falling in love with the world, of feeling the excitement of discovering different places and people, of learning and growing from each experience. Not your usual travel guide, it describes the enjoyment of finding a Neolithic village on the edge of the North Sea, of staying in a convent on the edge of Rome’s Circus Maximus, living for a while in an Indian Ashram, resting in a Greek grotto on Crete or walking with Chaucer’s bawdy pilgrims on their way to Canterbury. It is the story of one woman discovering how large and varied the world can be.

Marilyn Bhadrena Restione lives with a crazy dog in a small house on the edge of her beloved Atlantic Ocean. Born in 1928 she has played many roles in her life; inquisitive child, free-ranging adolescent, teacher, ‘Stepford Wife’, mother of three exceptional children, widow and at the age of 84, writer. Her first book, “A Treasure Hunt,” explored that journey.

Third Annual Family Fun Night and Bonfire
Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m.
Rio Grande Avenue & the beach, Wildwood

Join the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce for the third Annual Family Fun Night & Bonfire! The event will be held on Rio Grande Ave & the Beach in Wildwood on Friday, April 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entrance will be Rio Grande Avenue. Don’t miss out on a Game Garden, S’mores Pits, DJ music with food and beverage available for purchase, coolers welcomed but No glass containers (plastic only)!

Admission is $10 per person 12 years & older and $5 per person 11 to 3 years old & 2 and under FREE. Purchase your tickets the night of at the gate. Cash only. Gates open at 6:00 pm, SKIP the line and buy in advance from the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce 609-729-4000 or online. Rain date will be Saturday, April 20, 2018. Entertainment subject to change. All proceeds benefit the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit

Walking the Wildwoods for Suicide Prevention
Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m.
15th Street & the Boardwalk, North Wildwoods

The “Walking the Wildwoods” will begin at 9:30 a.m. on April 20, 2019 at 15th and Boardwalk in North Wildwood, NJ. We will be walking the length of the Boardwalk and back to 15th street.  The Walk is free and open to ALL.  There will be shirts available for purchase at $10 each.

Later in the evening – Cheers to Chrissy Beef & Beer. Come Celebrate Chrissy’s 26th Birthday and Remember her contagious smile with family and friends! The Cheers to Chrissy Beef & Beer will begin from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 20 at Keenan’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood.  Tickets are $25 per person.  There will be 50/50 prices and a Chinese auction!  For Tickets, Please Contact Shawn at 609-602-0560 or Tara at 609-602-9464. All Proceeds go to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Student Scholarships.

Cape May Easter Fashion Stroll
Sunday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette Street, Cape May

The Fashion Stroll will take place at Rotary Park, 400 Lafayette Street, Cape May.   Registration for the Easter Fashion Stroll will begin at Noon, and the stroll will begin at 1 p.m. Judging categories and age groups are: 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 and older, best dressed lady, man, couple, family as well as best Easter bonnet for youth and adult.  Treats, gift certificates and ribbons will be awarded to winning participants.

Easter Parade
Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m.
Historic Smithville Village, Smithville

Put on your Easter best and stroll the Village in style. Begins at the Smithville Inn at 1 p.m., awards are given for best outfits.  Begins at the Smithville Inn at 1 p.m., awards are given for best outfits.  Historic Smithville offers 60 shoppes, seven eateries, carousel ride, and train ride, paddleboats, arcade, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events! 

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