Do The Shore: September 7 to September 13

Ocean City Pops – Best of the Pops
Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace
Ocean City Pops presents Best of the Pops, featuring Broadway arrangements, marches, classic favorites and more! POPS Orchestra and soloists to be featured. Tickets are $15/$10 at Music Pier Box Office; www.ocnj.us/boxoffice ; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

Cape May Stage presents “Barefoot in the Park”
Wednesday, September 7 to Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May
“Barefoot In The Park” by Neil Simon is the story of newlyweds in their first apartment in a fifth floor walk-up in Manhattan with colorful neighbors and winded delivery men and relatives. He is a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit looking for the latest kick. She wants him to be more spontaneous and “running barefoot in the park” would be a start. Performance schedule: Aug. 3-Sept. 9, Tuesdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. Admission: $38 adults, $33 seniors (62+) and $18 students and active duty military. Presented by Cape May Stage 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.

20th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration
Starting Friday, September 9
Throughout Cape May
Come to the City of Cape May, one of “America’s Best Food Cities,” according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine, ranking with cities such as New York and New Orleans, and experience the flavors of America’s First Seaside Resort during the 20th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, from Sept. 9 through Sept. 18, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). This annual 10-day extravaganza celebrates Cape May’s gourmet restaurants, local wines and beers, and talented chefs with wonderful flavors to enjoy. Discover why the American Bus Association calls it a “Top 100 Event in North America.” For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.

Waves and Wheels Festival
Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10
Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood
Waves and Wheels Festival is a new family-friendly event that will be held along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood on Friday, September 9 from 3-9 p.m. and on Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The festival is dedicated to all outdoor activities at the Jersey Shore – on the ocean, in the sand and over the land! Food trucks, refreshments, Reggae and modern surf rock bands will be featured all weekend long. Vendors from dozens of surf and skate shops in the area will offer discounted merchandise, as well as vendors featuring activities such as surfing, skateboarding, SUP, kayaking, fishing, biking, running and boating. For more information, visit wavesandwheelsfest.com.

The 3rd Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival
Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11 at 12 p.m.
Kix McNutley’s, 63rd & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
The 3rd Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival lineup features a mix of returning trucks and exciting new additions. The returning lineup includes Shore Shake, Kix Lincoln Grill, Zinna’s Bistro, Five Sisters, Eat-A-Pita, Waffle De Lys, Marie’s Seafood, Chick-N-Cone, Luigi’s Ice Cream, Nick’s Roast Beef, Philly Fry and Sum Pig. New trucks for this year include House of Cupcakes, My Four Sons and Empanada Sonata. The voting for best food truck will include local media critics and the people’s vote. The winners from those categories will all be in the running for the Best Overall Food Truck Award. The event will include live music throughout the weekend, crafters, family entertainment and more. The event hours are Friday: 12-8 p.m.; Saturday: 12-8 p.m.; and Sunday: 12-5 p.m. More information on the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival can be found at www.seaislecityfood.com.

Volunteers In Medicine of Cape May County 10th Annual Gala
Friday, September 9 at 6 p.m.
Sand Barrens Golf Club, 1765 Route 9 North, Swainton
Volunteers In Medicine of Cape May County (VIM) will host its 10th Annual Gala to honor and celebrate those in the community who have helped make the 15-year old clinic a reality. Cape Bank, a division of Ocean First Bank, will be returning as the Gala’s Presenting Sponsor. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oevres on the club’s open-air porch, followed by an elegant dinner and program. Tickets for the Gala cost $100; Tables for 8 guests can be purchased for $750. Proceeds from the event will provide medical care to those without health insurance at the VIM Clinic, located on Route 9 in Cape May Court House. For more information, to learn about sponsorship, to make a donation or to purchase tickets for VIM’s Gala, visit www.vimcmc.org, call (609) 463-2846 or email jmeiluta@vimcmc.org.

Brews By The Bay
Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Cape May Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Hosted by the Delaware Brewers Guild and the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival, Brews By The Bay is a two-state day-long celebration of great craft beer and offers samples from 40+ breweries hailing from New Jersey and Delaware. Begin at the Cape May Terminal starting at 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. then hop onto the ferry and head over to the Lewes Terminal where the rest of the event continues, from 4 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on this ultimate experience, featuring a souvenir glass included with ticket, amazing eats from food trucks and local restaurants available for purchase, yard games, live music, beautiful views of the Delaware Bay and more. This event is family friendly and dogs are allowed! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit brewsbythebay.ticketleap.com/2016/details.

Street Rod Weekend
Saturday, September 10 at 12 p.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk
Street Rod Week features classic cars on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk from noon to 4 p.m. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

The First Ladies of Rock & Soul
Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
The First Ladies of Rock & Soul concert at the Music Pier starts at 8 p.m. Reserved seating is $25. Enjoy this electrifying performance of the girl groups of the ‘60s! Purchase tickets at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, Music Pier Box Office or (609) 525-9248.

Gourmet Honey Tasting
Sunday, September 11 at 11 a.m.
Cape May Honey Farm Store, 135 Sunset Blvd., Cape May
Gourmet Honey Tasting will take place at the Cape May Honey Farm Store from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors to the store will have an opportunity to taste gourmet honey, chat with Rabbi Ron and his wife Leora, and learn about Jewish traditions related to honey and the Jewish New Year.

The Masterworks Choir & Orchestra Present Mozart’s “Requiem”
Sunday, September 11 at 4 p.m.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th St. & Central Ave., Ocean City
The Masterworks Choir and Orchestra of Ocean City will perform the Mozart “Requiem” at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Ocean City on Sunday, September 11. The deeply emotional and complex “Requiem” is one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire. The performance will take place on the 15th anniversary of “9/11/01.” It will honor the memory of those who perished on that day, and will honor as well our first responders who put their lives in jeopardy every day. John Gregory Bate is Musical Director and Conductor for the choir and orchestra. Featured soloists will be Nancy Fox, soprano, Florence Moyer, alto, Ben Perkins, tenor and Robert Snodgrass, baritone A freewill offering will be collected. The church is handicapped accessible.

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