Ocean City Restaurant Week
Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16
Sit down and relax at one of Ocean City’s fine restaurants. Choose from participating members’ fixed price menus. Visit www.eatinocnj.com for more information.
Miss New Jersey Pageant
Wednesday, June 15 through Saturday, June 18
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Boardwalk Parade will be on June 17. Preliminary competitions and the finals will be at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information, call (609) 339-6111.
Starlight Fleet’s Open House & Community Day
Wednesday, June 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Dark Star Pirate Cruise, 6200 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest
Bring the kids and enjoy the afternoon, filled with touch tanks with live sea creatures, entertainment by the famous Dark Star pirates & the Sunset Lake mermaid, fun and educational discussions on the ocean and marine life, at the unveiling of the Fish House Market & Eatery! Complimentary food and beverages. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call (609) 729-7776 for more information.
Cape May Stage Presents “The Whipping Man”
Wednesday, June 15 through Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May
The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez takes place in Richmond, Va. in April 1865. The Civil War is over and Caleb Deleon, a Jewish Confederate officer is home after being severely wounded. His two former slaves care for him on the last night of Passover-the ancient celebration of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt, noting with particular satisfaction the parallels to their current situation. But the pain of their enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition, and deep buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever as the play comes to its shocking climax. Admission $38 adults; $33 seniors (62+); $18 students and active duty military. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.
East Lynne Theater Presents “Rodgers’ Romance”
Wednesday, June 15 through Saturday, June 18 at 8:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
An exciting New Jersey Premiere directed by David-Michael Kenney who first created this musical event for Sellersville Theatre in 2004 and reprised it at Act II Playhouse in 2007. Four singers present 24 songs by American greats Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein, accompanied by musical director Charles Gilbert. Harking back to a time before microphones, none will be used in this production, allowing the singers’ voices to be heard naturally in the excellent acoustics of ELTC’s performance space. The musical revue includes a trivia competition, with the winner of the night receiving a gift certificate to a local business. Admission: $32 general, $27 seniors (age 62+) or disabled, $17 full-time students and military; children 12 and under free. For more information, call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org.
Thursday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
A marine biologist leads tourgoers through Cape May’s beach and marsh habitats. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nature Center of Cape May. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Nature Center of Cape May. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Family Fishing Trip
Thursday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m.
NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May, 1231 New Jersey Ave., Cape May
A special Family Fishing Trip – bring the whole family! Join us on the Cape May Lady for a four-hour fishing trip. Sailing from South Jersey Marina; the trip includes your fishing rods, tackle and bait to bring home the big one! Please call the boat directly at (609) 780-7900 to make reservations, and ask about other Cape May Lady fishing trips. Cost is $35 adults, $25 children.
Cape May Music Festival-New York Chamber Ensemble Concert
Thursday, June 16 at 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Advent, 612 Franklin St., Cape May
The New York Chamber Ensemble performs at the Episcopal Church of the Advent as part of the Cape May Music Festival. General admission $20, seniors $15, students $5. Presented by 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.
The Second Annual Upper Township Farmers’ Market
Friday, June 17 at 3:30 p.m.
2053 Route 9, Mile Marker 24, Seaville
The Second Annual Upper Township Farmers’ Market opens Friday, June 17 and will be held Friday afternoons 3:30 to 7 p.m. through August 19. The UTFM’S emphasis is on local vendors providing organically grown produce, baked goods, jams, honey, plants and flowers, crafts and much more.
Jeep Beach Invasion
Friday, June 17 at 5 p.m., Fox Park, Burk & Ocean Aves., Wildwood
Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at 9 a.m., Schellenger Ave. Beach, Wildwood
Over 700 Jeeps of all makes and models will invade the Wildwoods Beach between Lincoln and Spencer Avenues. The event kicks off Friday night at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue across from the Wildwoods Convention Center starting at 5 p.m. with Jeeps on display, live music, a beer garden, food trucks and lots of vendors. Saturday is a ‘Show & Shine’ on the beach at Schellenger Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will feature the latest and greatest Jeeps, followed by obstacle course challenges at 1 p.m. and an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. The obstacle course re-opens on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and will feature a jungle themed beach parade at 10 a.m. The event is FREE for the public to attend; registration fee for Jeep participants. So bring your family and friends if you’re up for the ride! For more information call (609) 522-4546, or visit www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com or www.NJJeep.org.
Avalon Performing Arts Council 29th Annual Art Show & Sale
Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m.
Avalon Community Hall, Avalon Ave. & 30th St., Avalon
The Avalon Performing Arts Council is will host its 29th Annual Art Show & Sale. The Opening Night Preview Reception is Friday, June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Light food and beverages will be provided. The show continues Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year the Art Show will feature an Art Auction both days. It is the 2nd year the auction is being featured. Art Show, Sale & Auction will be held at the Avalon Community Hall. Admission is free both days. Donations are accepted. For more information, call (609) 967-3066 or visit www.avalonperformingarts.org.
Military Timeline Weekend
Saturday, June 18
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
An exhibition of various conflicts spanning several centuries including English Hundred Years War, Boer War, American Revolution and Civil War, World War II, Korean War and more! For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit www.hcsv.org.
Skimmer Festival 2016
Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at 9 a.m.
Sea Isle City
The festival includes a seaside craft market with 400 vendors, food court, live music, amusement rides and children’s activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JFK Blvd. & Promenade. Event is free! On Saturday night at Excursion Park from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a Skimmer Family Dance Party which will include popular dance songs that will delight young and old alike. The festival’s amusement rides will also be available on Saturday evening for a small fee. The festival will continue on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, with an Antique Auto Show along the Promenade north of JFK Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. While history-buffs and car-enthusiasts are enjoying the many vehicles entered in the Auto Show, The Snake Brothers Band will fill the air with lively music on the Promenade at JFK Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Mayor Leonard Desiderio will present trophies to the winners of the Antique Auto Show. Then, each of the vehicles entered in the show will cruise along Pleasure and Landis Avenues during the festival’s annual Antique Auto Parade – which will bring this year’s Skimmer Weekend to a spectacular close. Visit www.visitsicnj.com to see a full schedule of events. Call (609) 263-8687 for more information.
7th Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Maritime Festival
Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at 10 a.m.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 111 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood
The Festival is a celebration of South Jersey’s rich maritime history and features artists, crafters, food, music, authors, historians, museums and tours of the historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. Rain or shine. Admission to the festival is free. There is a $6 adult and $3 child admission to tour the lighthouse. For more information, call (609) 522-4520 or visit www.herefordlighthousefestivals.org.
Wildwoods Restaurant Week
Sunday, June 19 through Tuesday, June 21
Wine and dine in some of Wildwoods finest restaurants. All participating restaurants will offer a complete four-course meal, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for $30 (plus tax and gratuity.) For more information call (609) 522-1261 or visit hwww.WildwoodByTheSeaRestaurantWeek.com for a list of participating restaurants.
World Giraffe Day
Sunday, June 19 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 North, Cape May Court House
Special giraffe related programs, activities and Zoo Keeper Talks are planned throughout the day. Get up to the minute details on the AAZK Facebook site, www.facebook.com/CMCZAAZK. Free admission! For more information, call (609) 465-5271.
Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours
Sunday, June 19 at 10 a.m.
Excursion Park, Sea Isle City
On Father’s Day, Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours will be offered every half-hour in front of Excursion Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours will be led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, who will point-out notable landmarks and explain how Sea Isle has grown over the years.
Morey’s Piers Father’s Day Celebration
Sunday, June 19 at 11 a.m.
Morey’s Surfside Pier, 2501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Celebrate Father’s Day with the entire family. While there’s always fun for everyone at Morey’s Piers, Dad gets some extra TLC on the piers this day with FREE admission to rides and slides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.! For more information, call (609) 522-3900 or visit www.MoreysPiers.com.
Sunday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 95th St. & 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor
Enjoy sweet Jersey strawberry desserts and Springer’s Ice Cream. For more information, call (609) 368-5922 or visit www.stmarysstoneharbor.org.
Fox Park Amphitheater Concert – Mahoney Brothers
Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Park, Burk & Ocean Aves., Wildwood
Enjoy a free concert at Fox Park! Bring a blanket or a beach chair. Featured artist is the Mahoney Brothers with “Beatles Show.” For more information, call (609) 522-2444 or visit www.wildwoodnj.org.
93rd Annual National Marbles Tournament
Monday, June 20 through Tuesday, June 21 at 8 a.m.
Wildwood will once again host the official National Marbles Competition for boys and girls ages 8-14. Competition runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. For more information, call (304) 374-2764 or visit www.nationalmarblestournament.org.
Sea Isle City Farmers Market
Tuesday, June 21 at 8 a.m.
Excursion Park, Sea Isle City
Join us on Tuesday, June 21 for the opening of this season’s Farmers Market in Sea Isle City. The market will run on Tuesdays through August 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables, gluten-free items, cakes, pies, cookies, beach plums, honey and more! For more information, call (609) 263-9090.
Sea Isle’s Beachcomber Tour Guides
Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m.
29th Street Beach, Sea Isle City
Sea Isle’s Beachcomber Tour Guides will begin their 2016 tour season on June 21. Led by volunteers who share a passion for the beach and aquatic life, Beachcomber Tours are one-hour excursions that are as informative as they are enjoyable. At a cost of only $1 per person, the family-friendly environmental walks along the sand give tour-takers the opportunity to explore the beach and learn interesting facts about the surrounding environment. Tours take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays on the 29th Street Beach through August 23, and on Thursdays on the 94th Street Beach in the Townsend Inlet Waterfront Park through August 25. No pre-registration is required – simply show up and join the fun! For more information, call (609) 263-9643.
Doo Wop Back to the ‘50s Neon Night Tours
Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m.
Doo Wop Experience Museum, 4500 Ocean Ave., Wildwood
The Wildwoods are home to the highest concentration of mid-century doo wop architecture in the country! Tour leaves from the front of the Doo Wop Experience Museum every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. during the summer season. Riders can relive the exciting 1950s and 1960s in the Wildwoods-by-the-Sea. See the best of the Wildwoods’ doo wop style landmarks while a knowledgeable guide in ‘50s attire recounts the popular culture of the era. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. For more information, call (609) 523-1958 or visit www.doowopusa.org.