THIS WEEKEND: Block Party, Chocolate Championship, & Festivals

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun going on at the shore!

Fun Friday
Friday, May 2nd from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Crest Memorial School – 9100 Pacific Ave, Wildwood

Crest Memorial School will hold its annual Fun Friday event on Friday, May 2, in the school’s gymnasium and cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m. This yearly event features music, games, and prizes for the school community. Fun Friday originated as a way for students and teachers to spend a non-academic evening to raise funds for the Robin Thompson Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to Crest Memorial School Graduates. Over the years the event has shared funds with other causes. For the past few years, the funds benefit the Peg Rowland Scholarship Fund as well as the Robin Thompson Scholarship Fund. Thompson was a Crest Memorial elementary school teacher for many years before dying of cancer. Rowland taught fourth-grade at Crest Memorial for 20 years before her sudden death in 2012. Rowland was chair of Fun Friday until her death.

Students in grades 3-6 participate in relay games and activities in the school’s gym. Seventh- and eighth-grade students play a competitive kickball game on the school’s athletic field. Younger students play games of chance in the cafeteria. All participate in the food and carnival atmosphere that is the essence of the evening.
Fun Friday activities run until 8 p.m.

4th Annual Casino Night
Friday, May 2nd from 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 714 Beach Ave, Cape May

Wild, wild, west themed casino night at Cape May Convention Hall! Gambling tables, food, live entertainment, and lots of fun! The night will feature live auction prizes including 4 tickets to Justin Timberlake concert with Limo transportation, a four-night stay at Inn at Sawmill Farm Vermont, overnight stay in Philadelphia including hotel, restaurant, and Phillies ticket package, ultimate birthday bash for 25 guests at Morey’s Piers waterpark, professionally installed fire pit, and more.

Enjoy fabulous food by many local restaurants including Ravioli House, Little Italy, Two Mile Landing, Lucky Bones, Ricks Seafood, plus special celebrity chef Mia Chiarella of Gia!
Tickets are $50 in advance and can be purchased on the website or by calling Sue at 827-8895.

Borough-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 3rd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Crest Borough Hall – 6101 Pacific Ave, Wildwood

Bargain hunters are encouraged to spend the day in Wildwood Crest for the 12th annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale May 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature nearly 200 yard sale locations throughout the borough.

Maps featuring yard sale locations will be available beginning May 1 at the following locations: Wildwood Crest Borough Hall, 6101 Pacific Avenue; Crest Pier Recreation Center, 5800 Ocean Avenue; Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool, 8800 New Jersey Avenue; and many local businesses. The Borough-Wide Yard Sale is sponsored by the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works. Call (609) 522-7446 for more information.

Spring Block Party
Saturday, May 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Asbury Ave, Ocean City

The Spring Block Party will feature over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more! For more information, call (609) 391-0240.

Cycling the Cape for a Cause
Saturday, May 3rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Cape May Lighthouse – 215 Light House Ave, Cape May Point

This is a casual bike tour & walking tour at eco-friendly locations in the Cape May countryside. It is co-sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and The Kiwanis of Cape May and benefits Kiwanis Kids Programs and Chamber Community Outreach Programs. The event fee includes BBQ lunch at Lighthouse State Park, a commemorative wristband, and water bottle.

Derby Day Fun Day and Seafood Festival
Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 96th St, Stone Harbor

Fun on 96th Street! The Fun Day will include a clam pitching tournament, Decorated Derby Hat Contest, seafood, Chamber of Commerce Beer and Wine Garden, live music, and kids’ games and activities. For info, call (609) 368-1210.

Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show
Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 1048 Washington St, Cape May

The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., becomes an outdoor marketplace as vendors from throughout the Northeast display their wares. Free admission! For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Beach Plum Farm Spring Festival
Saturday, May 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Beach Plum Farm – 140 Stevens Street, West Cape May

Bring the whole family down to Beach Plum Farm for our very first Spring Weekend on May 3rd and May 4th! Come take a family hayride, participate in a scavenger hunt through the farm, learn how to plant a flower in your own painted flower pot, roast a delicious s’more, and more.

Sip on some local beer from Cape May Brewery and enjoy delicious food including a fresh Lamb Roast, asparagus fresh from the farm, mixed berry cobbler, and many more delicious treats. Don’t forget to pick up a signature Mason jar sweet tea while you’re here.

Enjoy music by the Sun Dogs Duo from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. While you are here check out our piglets, sheep, chickens, honey bees and meet ‘Blue’ the Pig! Be sure to stop at the farm stand to pick up your farm fresh produce, eggs, and honey. To learn more about Beach Plum Farm, visit

‘Pork & Pints’ 2nd Annual Friends of the Lighthouse Pig Roast
Saturday, May 3rd from 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Loyal Order of Moose Lodge – 569 Seashore Rd, Erma

Join the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse for this traditional pig roast at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, and you’ll not only have fun but will help raise funds in support of educational interpretation of the lighthouse. Enjoy beer, prizes, raffles and live music! The Roast is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse, 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

Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting
Saturday, May 3rd from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) – 1048 Washington St, Cape May

Taste, tour, vote! Inns, B&Bs and restaurants are vying for Cape May’s Chocolate Champion title and you’re the judge. Visit each competitor’s property, sample their signature chocolate dessert and vote for your favorites. Those who turn in completed evaluation cards will get recipes by email. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

5th Annual Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchant’s Association Bike Rally & Duathlon
Sunday, May 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association will be hosting the Bike Rally and Duathlon to benefit the Merchant’s Scholarship Fund at Amanda’s Field, Route 50, Petersburg, NJ.
The Duathlon consists of a 2 mile run, 9 mile bike and a 2 mile run. The bike tour offers a 16,40 or 62 mile loop rally along with loops at Amanda’s field for children and adults. All registered participants will be eligible for wonderful prizes, including bikes. Refreshments, games and much more will provide a great time for all. Details and registration available at the Tuckahoe Bike Shop (609) 628-0101 and the web at

For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

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