Lucy closes this
for major renovation Famous Margate landmark Lucy the Elephant will temporarily close Monday, Sept. 20, disappear behind weatherproof scaffolding and will not be visible to visitors for approximately nine months as she undergoes major renovations. Lucy’s entire metal skin surface will be replaced with all new metal. So this is a perfect time to visit the legendary tourist attraction and also help them fund their mission to have Lucy look better than ever. The final times to tour Lucy will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. The target date to re-open Lucy is Memorial Day weekend 2022. Lucy’s Gift Shop will remain open during this project with access through the historic train station door on Atlantic Avenue. Lucy will be open every day until Sunday. Lucy the Elephant is located at 9200 Atlantic Ave in Margate. Go to LucyTheElephant.org.
in Wildwood The Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The event will feature meetings, seminars and voting. Fire trucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots, and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park. Apparatus and equipment display times are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The Firemen’s Parade will be held 2 p.m. Saturday along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 26th Avenue in North Wildwood. Congressmen Jeff Van Drew is the parade’s Grand Marshall. For more info call 800-852-0137 or go to NJSFA.com or NJFireExpo.com. Yum … Empanada
Challenge in A.C. If you like empanadas, then you definitely want to head to The Chelsea neighborhood of Atlantic City this month as The Chelsea Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Empanada Challenge returns for its second year. The month-long event will once again support local businesses in Chelsea while also highlighting the cultural diversity among 10 neighborhood restaurants. Empanada voters simply need to try an empanada from two or more participating restaurants anytime during the month of September and cast their vote online. Participating restaurants include Sabor Salvadoreno, Mr. Taco, Rincón Catracho and more. To cast votes and to find out all participating restaurants, go to, ChelseaEDC.org Antique, Glass and
Bottle Show at Batsto Batsto Village will once again host its annual Antique, Glass and Bottle Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Historic Batsto Village. The popular event will feature bottles, glass items, antiques and collectibles available for sale from a variety of vendors, as well as food and beverages. Parking close to vendor displays will be plentiful. There is no admission fee to enter. Batsto Village is located at 31 Batsto Road in Hammonton. Go to BatstoVillage.org. ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ at Cape May Stage Cape May Stage continues its return from the pandemic with optimism and laughs by offering Neil Simon’s famous comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” The play’s plot features a married man looking for some fun while his wife is out of town, and he arranges for three women to join him in his fun quest. Shows are 7 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21, at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May. Tickets, priced at $45, can be purchased at CapeMayStage.org. East Lynne Theater raises curtain on fall shows Check out the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company’s major fall production of “Dorothy Parker: A Certain Women” 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays to Saturday, Oct. 16. Tickets, priced at $20 to $35, can be purchased at the box office or online. The Cape May Presbyterian Church is located at 500 Hughes St., Cape May. Go to EastLynneTheater.org C.R.O.P.S. Market
comes to A.C. ACDevco and Chelsea Economic Development Corporation (Chelsea EDC) have partnered with C.R.O.P.S. to bring an outdoor market to the Chelsea neighborhood of Atlantic City. Running from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday through the end of October, vendors, entertainment and activities will be offered to the community at O’Donnell Park on Albany Avenue. Free parking is available at the Stockton University lot at Hartford Avenue and the Boardwalk. The C.R.O.P.S. Market @Chelsea will feature farm fresh produce, artisan products and community organizations sponsoring activities. In addition, each week will feature a different culture from the neighborhood, with dance, music and merchandise. For more info, go to ChelseaEDC.org. Concerts Under Stars
in N. Wildwood North Wildwood’s “Concerts Under the Stars” series continues this week with a free performance from the Sensational Soul Cruisers 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd and Ocean avenues, in North Wildwood. For more info, call 609-522-7722 or go to NorthWildwood.com. Oktoberfest at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood Morey’s Oktoberfest celebration on Morey’s Mariner’s Pier in Wildwood continues 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. The festivities kick off Friday with a ceremonial keg tapping of Warsteiner beer and the Morey family — clad in lederhosen. Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more. On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor biergarten located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night. For more info, call 609-522-3900 or go to MoreysPiers.com/events. Wildwood Crest
Music Series Just down the road, a free concert from Kevin Miller’s Smashed will take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Ave. in Wildwood Crest. Miller is the former drummer of the national rock act Fuel. Bring a blanket or beach chair. For more information, call 609-523-0202. Cruisin’ Main Street
in Hammonton Cruisin’ Main Street is back for its 27th year. The classic car show in downtown Hammonton will take place 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, on Main Street with plenty of activities for the entire family. Peruse hundreds of classic cars on display and enjoy ’50s music, games, contests and more. Admission is free. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 18. For more info, go to DowntownHammonton.com. Millville Art exhibit
and 10th anniversary In celebration of the 10th anniversary of ArtC, a dynamic organization that promotes and advocates for the arts and artists of southern New Jersey, there will be an art exhibit running from Friday, Sept. 17, to Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville. The opening reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and will include art exhibits from the Strobe Signature Artists, the Society of NJ Artists Group, Jack McGovern and Heather Warburton, as well as live music from Patty Lax. Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts is located at 22 N. High Street in Millville. For more info, go to RRCArts.com O.C. Fine Arts League debuts exhibit The Ocean City Fine Arts League features a Mixed Media Art Show and Exhibition for September. The art league is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and all of the show pieces are for sale. In addition to the current exhibit items, other gallery showcase pieces such as, glass, mixed media, pottery and more, are also for sale. The Ocean City Fine Art League is located at 711 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org OC Walk to Defeat ALS Ocean City will host the ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the 6th St. Athletic Complex. Participants will walk a 1.5 miles as part of a fundraising effort to battle ALS. Check-in for the walk begins at 9 a.m. The 6th St. Athletic Complex is located at 840 E. 6th Street in Ocean City. To register or donate, go to web.ALSA.org. Parachute Pyrotechnics
in Ocean City A highly-trained parachute team will put on a pyrotechnic display above Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The team will perform the jump from 6,000 feet above, igniting both white and multi-colored pyrotechnics, creating a dazzling show in the sky before landing on the 7th Street beach. The display will be viewable along the entire boardwalk. For more info, go to OceanCityVacation.com. Boardwalk Aerobatic Show in OC If Saturday’s Parachute Pyrotechnics show got you all revved up, you’ll surely love The Boardwalk Aerobatic Show 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Crowds will experience some incredible thrills courtesy of some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world, plus military demonstrations. The show is best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between 6th and and 14th Streets. For more info, go to OceanCityVacation.com. Getting There Exhibit
at Stockton “Getting There,” an art installation by Pittsburgh artists Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick, will be on display in the Stockton University Art Gallery through Nov. 14. Through paintings, video, prints and works on paper, Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick examine the contradictory fears and hypocrisies, ignored histories and punitive policies surrounding the challenge of migrants and refugees today. The Stockton University Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily: Monday-Saturday noon to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Masks are required indoors. For more info, go to Stockton.edu. Beacon Art Exhibit in Stone Harbor Artists Seek One, Caitlin Accurso and Jodie Maurer are on exhibit at Beacon Art in September. The artists bring their unique styles of graffiti/pop art, mixed media works, resin art and pein air impasto oil painting to South Jersey. The works of Seek One and Caitlin Accurso are on exhibit through the fall. Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery is located at 9410 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. For more info, go to BeaconArt.net.