Do The Shore: Jan. 1 to Jan. 7


Happy New Year! Check out what’s happening at the shore this week!

Sunset Beach New Year’s Day Clean-up
Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Sunset Beach, 502 Sunset Blvd., Cape May Point

Start off the year by giving back at the New Year’s Day Sunset Beach Clean-up at Cape May Point. The clean-up will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers can meet at the end of Sunset Blvd at Delaware Bay. Volunteer sign-in will be at the flagpole. Cape May Point State Park will provide trash bags and gloves for volunteers. Sunset Beach Gifts will provide coffee and help with trash collection. The rain date will be Saturday, Jan. 4. For more information, visit NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May on Facebook.

Ocean City First Day 5K Run
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Ocean City Boardwalk

Start your year off on the right foot and participate in the Ocean City First Day 5K Walk and Run on New Year’s Day! Day of registration will take place at Music Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk between 8th and 9th Street between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The race will start at 1 p.m. and awards will be presented at approximately 2 p.m. at Music Pier. The entry fee will be $30 and donations will be made to First Night Charities. For more information, visit or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

New Year’s Day Shopping Extravaganza
Wednesday, Jan. 1
96th Street Shopping District, Downtown Stone Harbor

What better way to welcome the New Year than with some shopping! Head to Downtown Stone Harbor for great deals and discounts from all of your favorite shops and boutiques.

First Day Shopping Extravaganza
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Downtown Ocean City

Welcome the New Year by shopping for tremendous bargains in Downtown Ocean City on Asbury Avenue from 6th to 14th street. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

First Day at the Beach – Polar Plunge
Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City’s first dip in the ocean will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1. Participants should register in the Music Pier before heading to the beach to participate in Ocean City’s First Day at the Beach Polar Plunge. Registration is free but all participants must sign a waiver at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. For more information, visit or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Roller Skating at Convention Hall
Continues Friday, Jan. 3
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May

Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall with winter roller skating! Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates or they can rent them from our facility. The admission fee for Open Skate is $5 per person. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. Admission for non-skaters during Open Skate is $2. Skaters can take a break from the rink and enjoy soft drinks, water, and light snacks at the concession stand. For the full roller-skating schedule and more information, visit