Do The Shore: June 8 to June 14

7 Mile Restaurant Week
Wednesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 12
Avalon and Stone Harbor
More than 30 restaurants within Avalon and Stone Harbor participating with discounted breakfast, lunch and dinner specials!

Beachcombing at the Cove
Wednesday, June 8 at 8:30 a.m.
2nd Street Pavilion on the Promenade, Cape May
A naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May helps you explore the ocean beach and dunes of the Cove. Offered on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at the 2nd Street Pavilion on the Promenade. $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-12). 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

Catch ‘O the Day
Wednesday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m.
The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor
Get your feet wet (or wear waders!) as you discover what swims in the back bays. Help us drag a seine net through the water to find crabs, shrimp, fish and more. Activity recommended for ages 8 and up. Younger children are welcome to attend and can assist in removing creatures from the net! (This activity is tide dependent and may not occur during low tide). Call (609) 368-1211 for more information.

Grace Kelly High Tea
Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th St., Ocean City
Tickets are now available for the second Grace Kelly High Tea set for the Flanders Hotel at 2 p.m. This year’s Tea will highlight Grace’s life as a princess in Monaco. Ken Cooper and Al Crescenzo will talk about her life as a princess. A replica of her wedding dress will be displayed as well as photos and artifacts pertaining to her reign. Tickets are $35 for members, $38 general admission. No tickets sold at the door. Call (609) 399-1801 for more information.

Middle Township Middle School Carnival
Wednesday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Middle Township Middle School, 300 Pacific Ave., Cape May Court House
Attractions and activities include: several bounce houses, two person inflatable obstacle course, two person inflatable giant slide, two person bungee run, dunk tank, high striker, face painting, sand art, several sport challenges (basketball shots, football tosses, baseball throws and soccer kick stations) and a host of carnival type interactive events, games and competitions for PRIZES! Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, BBQ chicken platter, French fries, snow cones, cotton candy, funnel Cake, popcorn sodas, bottled water, and more. Tickets for games and attractions can be purchased individually ($.50 each) or you can purchase a $10 wristband. Buy three wristbands and get the fourth one FREE. For more information, contact David Farrow at

Housing Our Heroes-South Jersey Regional Walk for Our Homeless Veterans
Thursday, June 9 at 2 p.m.
Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Come join us with National Commander Dale Barnett to assist our homeless and needy veterans! Take a casual walk on the “Boards” to highlight the tragedy for these veterans, help them gain financial support, and straighten the awareness of veterans’ issues! The walk will be a round trip from the Convention Center – 1 mile to Schellenger Ave, 2 miles to Poplar Street and 3 miles to “End” of Boards. Registration will take place from 2-4 p.m., and the shotgun start will go off from 4-6 p.m. The cost is in form of a donation of $20, and there is a shirt included.

Cape May Music Festival: Bay-Atlantic Symphony
Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Johann Sebastian Bach–Brandenburg Concertos 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Brandenburg concertos sat in a desk drawer for years and were only discovered 99 years after Bach’s death. Today they are some of the most popular works ever written. They are something of an auditory signature for Bach, loved by performers and audiences for their richness, power, beauty and brilliance. We feature four concertos conducted by Music Director Jed Gaylin and a vast array of Bay Atlantic soloists for this annual performance at the intimate First Presbyterian Church of Cape May. General admission is $25, seniors are $20 and students are $10.

Ocean City Restaurant Week
Friday, June 10 through Tuesday, June 14
Ocean City
Sit down and relax at one of Ocean City’s fine restaurants. Choose from participating members fixed price menus. Visit for more information.

Wildwood Beer Fest
Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 at 12 p.m.
Fox Park, Wildwood
The Wildwood Beer Fest is a beer tasting event to celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer. A ticket into the event grants you access to 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food, craft vendors and special exhibits. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket, and food and merchandise is available for purchase. We do ask that you drink responsibly – know your limits. Entrance will only be permitted to ticket holders 21 or older with a valid ID, no exceptions will be allowed. Designated Driver tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $5 each with a valid ID. For more information about getting involved please contact us at (609) 729-8870 or

Boardwalk Craft Show
Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Promenade, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Dozens of crafters offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you’ve been searching for and of course, a little something for yourself.

Explore the Shore
Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m.
NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
Discover the secrets of Cape May Harbor as we explore the shore and marsh. Join our naturalists as we hike the beach, pull a seine net (weather permitting), and encounter an incredible diversity of marine life. We’ll learn about the fascinating lives of the animals that inhabit our coastal and wetland habitats; including the fascinating and ancient Horseshoe Crab. Have an up-close experience with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and other local marine critters in our laboratory and learn why these animals are so important. Walk-ins welcome are welcome! Cost: $6 members; $8 non-members, children under 3 free.

Beach Clean Up Day
Saturday, June 11 at 12 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Join Disney Pixar & The Wildwoods for a beach clean up day in celebration of Finding Dory! Check- in begins at 11:30 a.m. at Wildwoods Convention Center. Stop by the Finding Dory tent on the beach for free snacks from Pirate’s Booty, fun items, and passes for the advance screening. In theaters June 17.

Rock for Kids Music Festival
Saturday, June 11 at 12 p.m.
Moose Lodge, 569 Seashore Rd., Erma
Let music be the common thread and help us raise money to buy food and baby goods for the children in need in our community. Live music all afternoon provided by Erik Simomsen and Twelve 01, Bare Bonz, Loud and Clear, and more. Also there will be a car show, vendors & Chinese Auction. Entry fee includes all you can eat, soda/water, games, rides for the kids and fun for the whole family. Advanced ticket sales call: The Council Hall at (609) 884-9643 or Dan Gilliam at (609) 408-3004. The event’s rain date is Sunday, June 12. This festival is sponsored by The Knights of Columbus Stella Maris Council in Erma.

Show Us Your Paws Pet Parade
Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City
The Humane Society of Ocean City Barks on the Boards has now been transformed into The Show Us Your Paws Parade that will take place on June 11 at 4 p.m. It will be a true parade down the Ocean City Boardwalk with special guests. Prizes and costume categories!

Miss Artisan Pageant
Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
Artisans select a representative for the year. Ocean City Theatre Company singers will entertain with Broadway favorites. This event is open to the public and is free! Call (609) 399-6111 for more information.

Stone Harbor Farmers Market
Sunday, June 12 at 8 a.m.
Water Tower Plaza, 95th St. & 2nd Ave., Stone Harbor
Visit our award winning businesses at our annual market! Fresh fruits & vegetables, Fresh baked breads and cakes, fresh local seafood, cured meats, cheeses, homemade crepes, fresh baked pizza, fresh ground coffee, gourmet oil & vinegars, nuts, honey, flowers, nursery stock. Sundays from June 12-September 4 2016 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Beach Bop
Sunday, June 12 at 9 a.m.
Morey’s Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Morey’s Piers welcome your youngest scouts to a play date full of adventure for the entire family. Beach Bop is the perfect outing for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos along with Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. Some of the Beach Bop highlights include admission to Raging Waters Water Park, admission to Morey’s Piers amusement rides, a kid friendly lunch in Rendezvous Beach, live entertainment and commemorative Beach Bop patch (collect a new patch every year). For questions or to request a brochure, email or call (609) 522-3900 ext. 1129.

Jazz Vespers-Gina Roche
Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Returning to our Vespers stage in June, Gina Roche will be performing in Cape May. Singing and performing since the age of 16, Gina has a unique vocal talent that has taken her performances throughout the US and Caribbean. During her time performing in the Caribbean, Gina found a special connection to the music of Islands and Brazil. The Gina Roche Trio features Gina on vocals, guitar and Uke, Adam Faulk on piano and Keith Hollis on drums. Limited free parking is available. A $10 minimum donation is suggested. Wheelchair accessible. Call (609) 576-1841 or visit for more information.

Opera and Chocolate
Sunday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Peters Methodist Church, 8th & Central, Ocean City
“The Pirates of Penzance,” Operafest style!! A wonderful, rollicking frolicking group of pirates pursuing lovely British girls, and a Major General with Metropolitan Opera credits who plays the father of all those girls. Kenneth Young stars as the general, with a cast from our South Jersey Cape. The Operafest String Ensemble, conducted by Robert Snodgrass of Ocean City, accompanies these young singers. Directly following the hour long Opera, come into the Chocolate! A reception of chocolate desserts and more awaits you, and the room will be filled with music from our stars and guest artists. A silent auction will raise funding for the upcoming company season with trips to Germany and to New Mexico. For more information, call Nancy Fox at (609) 399-7291

Cape May Music Festival: 5th Annual George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert
Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Singers and instrumentalists look back with love on their musical partnerships with George Mesterhazy as they perform many of his arrangements, and look ahead to maintaining George’s and MAC’s tradition of bringing world class jazz to the wonderful community of Cape May music lovers. General admission is $25, seniors are $20 and students are $10.

Cape May Music Festival: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Advent, Franklin Ave. & Washington St., Cape May
New Jersey ‘s premier wind quintet returns to the Festival for another program from the classical repertoire. General Admission is $20, seniors are $15 and students are $5.