dunk on Wildwood
Join the legendary Harlem Globetrotters in Wildwood as they celebrate their all new Spread Game Tour and take over Wildwood for the 10th year to play four games 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, through Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Wildwood Convention Center. This new tour will show the best of the Globetrotters’ exhilarating talent with ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag and rim-rattling dunks. Tickets are $23 to $83 and can be purchased online or the Wildwood Convention Center box office.
The Convention Center is located at 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Go to HarlemGlobeTrotters.com for tickets
Music and crabs in Cape May
After a year hiatus, the Craft Beer, Music and Crab Festival is back and better than ever.
One of Cape May’s most popular summer events returns 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Emlen Physick Estate. This family festival will include craft beers from local breweries like Cape May Brewing Company, food from Empanada Mama and others, live music from the HoneyHawks on the outdoor stage at 11 a.m., and much more.
Kid-friendly activities are also included such as acrobats from Mystery Circus arts, who will perform on highwires 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and adults will be entertained alike with other activities including close-up magic throughout the day.
Make sure to bring a chair. The Emlen Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Go to CapeMayMac.org
Giddy Up at Honky
Tonkin’ music show
The Emlen Physick Estate will be busy this weekend with another event that is sure to be successful.
Cape May Museums Arts Culture and the Rev Theatre Company from Auburn, N.Y., present “Honky Tonkin’: A Country Music Show” 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Estate.
The show will feature classic retro hits from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams and more. Bring blankets, chairs and your favorite cowboy boots for a little line dancing. Tickets cost $15 to $25 dollars and can be purchased at the door or online.
Emlen Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Go to CapeMayMac.org for tickets.
‘Wedding of the Sea’
ceremony and festival
St. Joseph Church in Sea Isle City will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption with its inaugural “Wedding of the Sea” ceremony and festival immediately following the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Aug. 15.
The community is invited to join a procession from the church to the beach. The procession will cross Landis Avenue and continue down 44th Street to the promenade. Then the procession will continue onto the beach and down to the ocean, where the pastor will be joined by two lifeguards and row a boat beyond the waves to toss a ceremonial wreath into the ocean.
After the wreath ceremony, everyone is invited to the inaugural festival that will include live music, food trucks, drinks, music and ice cream for all to enjoy. Commemorative T-shirts and tank tops will be available, and children will receive free balloons and bubble wands. The event is a BYO event.
Saint Joseph’s is located at 44th and Central Avenue. Go to STJosephSIC.org
Party with a Peach in Hammonton
Hammonton’s Peach Party takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, behind Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery. This event will feature live music by The Quixote Project, craft vendors, unique peach treats and the famous Peach Fuzz Baby Contest. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 15.
Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery is located at 212 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton. Go to NJHeartLand.org.
New Jersey Symphony
Orchestra performs at OCC
The N.J. Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 18, at Ocean County College. This year’s concert will feature José Luis Domínguez at the podium and music by John Williams, Pedro Elías Gutiérrez, Oscar Lorenzo Fernández and the late New Jersey composer, George Walker. Highlights will be performed from Florence Price’s “Nimble Feet” and Aaron Copland’s “Saturday Night Waltz.”
Ocean County College is located at 1 College Dr., Toms River. Go to NJSymphony.org.
Broadway at the Beach presents ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’
The Greater Ocean City Theater Company and Ocean City POPS’ Summer Broadway Series presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical comedy in which six mid-pubescents strive to win the spelling championship.
The shows take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, and 7: 30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center. Complete with audience participation, this is the show to see this summer. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online.
The Performing Arts Center is located at E. 6th St., Ocean City. Go to OCNJ.us for tickets.
‘Guys and Dolls’ brings Broadway to Millville
The Broadway musical classic “Guys and Dolls” comes to the Levoy Theater in Millville for a two-week run. Set in Depression-era Times Square, the show will take the audiences through a whirlwind of emotions watching a couple of city gamblers and the women who love them battle their relationships, betrayal and being poor. “Guys and Dolls” features classic numbers including “Luck Be a Lady” and “A Bushel and a Peck.”
Remaining showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Levoy Theater. Tickets range from $12 to $25 and can be purchased online or at the Levoy box office.
The Levoy is located at 126 N High St., Millville. Go to Levoy.net.
Fireworks at Tropicana
The free firework series at Tropicana will start 10 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 4. This dazzling, 10-minute show will be displayed from the beachfront and will include vivid effects such as grand illuminations.
Tropicana is located at 2831 Boardwalk Ave., Atlantic City. Go to AtlanticCityNJ.com.
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 Park
Cape May will once again host “Music in the Park,” a series of free outdoor concerts held at Rotary Park. Concerts 7 p.m. Fridays through Mondays through Sept 11. This week’s schedule:
Friday, Aug. 13: John Clark Band
Saturday, Aug. 14: Herb Moore Trio
Sunday, Aug. 15: Maddie Hogan
Monday, Aug. 16: Blondage Rocks
Rotary Park is located at 400 Lafayette St., Cape May. For more info, go to CapeMayCity.com.
Galloway goes Green
The 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.
Coming to downtown is 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. Patrons can enjoy boot camp circuit training 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., zumba 8 to 9 a.m. and yoga 9 to 10 a.m. All fees range from $5 to $10.
Byrne Plaza is located at 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Go to DOOWW.com
Free movies on the
beach at Cape May
Free movies on the beach are back 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, next to the Cape May Convention Hall at Gurney Beach in Cape May. This week’s movie is “Princess Bride.” Make sure to bring your beach chairs and blankets.
Go to CapeMayCity.com, or call 609-884-9565.
Music and Movies in
Plaza in Wildwood
Byrne 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, Aug. 12, Winslow: An Evening with the Eagles will perform.
Tuesday nights will feature Movies in the Plaza, and the film to be shown 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, is Pixar’s animated flick “Onward.”
Byrne Plaza is located at 3400 Pacific Ave. in Wildwood. For more info, go to DOOWW.com.
Sundays in the park Music Series
Wildwood brings back Sundays at The Fox Amphitheater Park, a free concert series for all to enjoy. Each concert takes places 7:30 p.m. every Sunday until the end of August. Starting 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Forever Tina will roll into the park. Make sure to bring a chair and beach blanket.
The Joe Stamile Amphitheater at Fox Park is located on Ocean Avenue between Montgomery and Burke avenues.
Magic & Mystery House
Tour at Physick Estate
Take 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 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 Theater offers
various summer shows
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company is thrilled to announce its upcoming summer and fall season with both indoor and outdoor performances. On Thursdays at 4 p.m. enjoy “Tales in the Backyard” to Aug. 26, with social distancing allowing up to 30 people. The show is $5 cash at the door.
The show will be held at 732 Broadway outside at the West Cape May Borough’s Back Yard.
Student workshops 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.
Harbor Gallery Exhibit feature
Artists of the Month
Local Artists of the Month Emily Arenberg and John Safrit will show off their paintings and resin creations at The Nature Center for whole month of August. The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
The Nature Center is located at 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. Go to NJAudubon.org.
Beach Wrestling Catapults to Morey’s Pier
This August, many athletes will flock to the beaches surrounding Morey’s Piers for a fun-filled sports tournament with amusement rides. And at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, the wrestling tournament comes to town offering premier beach wrestling.
Go to MoreysPiers.com.
Farmers Market at Downtown Wildwood
This weekly Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday and is spread across two Pacific Avenue fields between Schellenger and Oak avenues.
The Farmers Market features 60 quality vendors selling baked goods, farm goods and specialty foods. Homemade items such as soaps and candles are also available, and don’t forget to pick up a free DOOWW magnet while there.
The Farmers Market begins at Byrne Plaza located at 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Go to DOOWW.com.
Beach baseball hits Wildwood
Step up to the plate and enjoy the biggest hit of the summer, The Wildwood Beach Baseball Tournament is back 1 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 15., behind the iconic “Wildwoods” sign. Beach Baseball will also feature a Home Run Derby at 6 p.m. Friday. Families and spectators can enjoy food and buy merchandise that will be present at each tournament.
The baseball beach is located at Ocean Avenue and Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood. Go to WildWoodBeachBaseball.com.
O.C. Arts Center exhibits ‘Death of Liberty’
Artist Sydnei Smith Jordan brings her solo show “Death of Liberty” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 28, to the Ocean City Arts Center. This show will take attendees on a journey from abduction to slavery to freedom with images depicting strength, determination, perseverance and dignity. This exhibit will focus on Harriet Tubman.
The Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City. Call, 609-399-7628.