Dragon Boat Festival
helps Gilda’s ClubThe Annual Gilda’s Club Dragon Boat Festival is back for its fifth edition. The race starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 11, at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing. All boats consist of 20 paddlers plus a drummer, so bring friends!
All are welcome to participate and be a part of a team. But even if you don’t paddle, enjoy food trucks, a craft beer garden and cornhole. All proceeds go directly to support programs at Gilda’s Club.
For more info, call 609-926-9266 or go to GildasClubSouthJersey.org.
Summer family musicals in O.C.Ocean City Theater Company’s Summer Children’s Series at the Ocean City Music Pier will feature five fully-staged family musicals 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from July 13 through Aug. 3.
On Tuesday, July 13, the series will feature a production of “The Three Little Bears: The Family Musical,” based on the international best-selling and award-winning fairytale “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.”
Those in attendance will see the story from the bears’ point of view with music and laughs! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged. To purchase tickets, call 609-399-6111 or go to OceanCityVacation.com/box office. The Ocean City Music Pier is located at 825 Boardwalk in Ocean City.
Friday Fireworks in Wildwood A free fireworks show will light up the night sky over the Wildwoods beaches and Boardwalk every Friday through Sept. 3.
Launched at 10 p.m. from Pine Avenue and the beach, the fireworks are visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk.
Rain date all season is 10 p.m. Sunday. For more info, go to WildwoodsNJ.com.
Cape May Music in the ParkCape May will once again host “Music in the Park,” a series of free outdoor concerts held at Rotary Park. Concerts start 7 p.m. Fridays through Mondays, through Sept 11. This week’s schedule is:
Friday, July 9: The Honeyhawks
Saturday, July 10: Gordon Vincent
Sunday, July 11: The Cape May Diamonds
Monday, July 12: Celtic Music with Charlie Zahm and Friends
Rotary Park is located at 400 Lafayette St., Cape May. For more info, go to CapeMayCity.com.
Cape May Stage opens ‘Ann’After a year of quarantine, Cape May Stage is back with optimism and laughs with shows Tuesdays through Sundays. Opening night will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8. First in line is “Ann,” a play about the legendary late Texas Governor Ann Richards. The play takes a deep look into the heartfelt women who refined the lives of those around her. “Ann” will continue to run until Aug. 2. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased in advance at CapeMayStage.org.
For questions email Marketing@CapeMayStage.org.
Galloway goes greenThe Green Market, hosted by Go Green Galloway, will once again return to the Village Green in Historic Smithville 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept 2.
Bigger and more varied than ever, the popular weekly event will include a rotating selection of past favorites plus exciting new vendors selling everything from local vegetables, plants and foods to a wide variety of crafts and artisanal products. Weekly giveaways will add to the fun and, for the first time, SNAP Benefits will be accepted. Cotton blue jeans will also be collected for recycling.
The Village Green at Historic Smithville is located at 615 E. Moss Mill Road in Smithville. Go to GoGreenGalloway.org.
Music and movies
in WildwoodByrne Plaza is the place to be if you are heading to Wildwood this summer. Thursdays feature live music as part of the Music in the Plaza series, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, The Beat Tells will perform.
Tuesday nights will feature Movies in the Plaza, and “Sleeping Beauty” will be shown 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13.
Byrne Plaza is located at 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. For more info, go to DOOWW.com
Free movies on the beach at Cape MayFree movies on the beach are back July 8, and are ready to roll! All movies start at approximately 8:15 p.m. next to the Cape May Convention Hall at Gurney Beach. This lineup will feature movies such as “Sandlot”, “Princess Bride,” “Robot” and more. Make sure to bring your favorite beach chairs and blankets.
For more info, visit CapeMayCity.com or call 609-884-9565.
Magic & Mystery House Tour at Physick EstateTake a step back in time to the Victorian Era this summer for the Magic & Mystery House Tour at the Emlen Physick Estate to learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious and the odd. Visitors will hear about the Great Lafayette, arguably the world’s greatest magician; Houdini, the astounding escape artist; Ionia, the Goddess of Mystery; and can decide for themselves whether Pepper’s Ghost is real, or just an Illusion.
Attendees will also learn about Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and more. Evening tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays in June; and Fridays and Saturdays in July and August. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 12. Go to CapeMayMac.org to purchase tickets or for more information. The Emlen Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.
East Lynne offers vaudeville, ‘Tales’Award-winning East Lynne Theater Company is thrilled to announce its upcoming summer and fall season with both indoor and outdoor performances. First up 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, is the French-influenced entertainment show “Vaudeville Variety,” a show that takes you back in time with humor and music. Tickets must be purchased in advance for social distancing, $25 for regular admission and $20 for students and military.
Then 4 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, enjoy “Tales in the Backyard” with social distancing allowing up to 30 people for $5 cash at the door. Both shows will be held at 732 Broadway outside at the West Cape May Borough’s Back Yard. For the fall season ELTC will return to The Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St.
Student workshop will also return for the first two weeks in August for ages 11 to 15 free of charge. Apply at EastLynneTheater.org to perform in a play 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.
SOMA opens third exhibit of yearSoma NewArt Gallery is announcing the opening of their third art exhibit with three new regional solo artists, Rye Tippet, Monica Nask and Marie Natale. The three solo artists will be displayed at SOMA NewArt Gallery from Saturday, July 10, to Aug. 8.
An “Opening Artists Reception” will held 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in which art lovers can attend the opening to enjoy the art, meet the artists and have a chat with them.
Located at 31 Perry St. in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. For more info, go to SomaGallery.net.
Cool Off With a Longport CopLongport police department will host “Cool off with a Cop” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at 35th Avenue Park.