Posted by: Drew | April 20, 2008

Events for the Weekend of April 25, 26 and 27 2008 on the New Jersey Shore


April 25, 26 and 27

Sensational ’60s Weekend

The 3rd Annual Sensational 60’s Weekend kicks off from 7 pm – 11 pm on Friday night with a Sensational ’60s record hop featuring Jerry Blavat in the Wildwoods Convention Center ‘s Oceanfront Arena. Admission is $10 per person. Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm there will be a FREE Street Fair across from the Convention Center in Fox Park featuring LIVE entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, contests and a classic car show. Following the Street Fair starting at 7pm will be the Sensational ’60s Concert featuring The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards, The Miracles and Family Stone Xperience. Tickets cost $45 plus tax per person. Sunday will be your last day to sample the sounds of motown and the ’60s. Live music and entertainment will be held on 2nd & Old New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood from 12 noon – 3 pm. For more information please visit or call 609.729.4000.


Avalon Community Calendar

April 26, 2008 – Irish Concert – Barley Boys & Step Dancers – 8:00pm Community Hall – Sponsored by APAC.
The Irish band, Barley Boys and the Lynn Academy Irish Step Dancers provide a lively evening of entertainment and dancing. Bring your own food and beverage.

Cost: $15.00 (APAC Friends free)

Place: Avalon Community Hall. Call 967-3066 to reserve a table.

For a brochure of all APAC events, click here.

Sea Isle City

April 26

Environmental Commission Beach Clean Up, 10AM-12PM, 263-6000

Cape May County

Spring Beach Sweep Event

April 26 9:00am to 12:30pm

On Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Clean Ocean Action will be coordinating the 23rd Annual Spring Beach Sweep Event. This initiative brings together volunteers of all ages to walk New Jersey’s beaches to collect trash and debris. Each year, thousands of items of trash, including beverage containers, balloons, and plastic bags are removed from our State’s beaches. This helps to create a clean environment for people to enjoy, as well as to help protect the health of the beach ecosystem.

There are a number of sites scheduled for Cape May County, including the 30th Street Beach in Avalon. Stuart Cobb, the Americorps Watershed Ambassador for our area is coordinating this site, which is seeking volunteers. Any interested individual or group is asked to meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Avenue (30th Street & the Beach) at 9:00 am. Please wear hard-soled shoes, sunscreen, and bring gloves. The event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Join other people in your community and help make a difference during Beach Sweep 2008! For a complete listing of event sites, visit Clean Ocean Action’s website at . For questions regarding the Avalon site or the Americorps Watershed Ambassador Program, please contact Stuart at or at the Cape May County Planning Department at (609) 465-1082.

Spring gardening Workshop and Plant Sale at Local Libraries

April 26

The Cape May County Library is pleased to offer a Spring Gardening Workshop, the second of a four part series of workshops on gardening, conducted by Karen Williams, a local gardener and owner for twenty years of the “Flora for Fauna Nursery.”

The Spring Gardening Workshop will be held at the following libraries:
Saturday, April 26 – 10 a.m.
Upper Cape Branch Library, 2050 Route 631, Petersburg (628-2607)
Saturday, May 3 – 10 a.m.
Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas (886-8999)
Wednesday, May 14 – 6 p.m.
Main Branch Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House (463-5230)

With the arrival of spring, gardeners are excited to begin work on their grounds, but it can be overwhelming. The “Spring Gardening Workshop” presents techniques to keep the amount of work manageable.
Topics include:
• How to plant and care for your new species so they will be healthy and independent of a lot of supplemental water.
• Mulching and other forms of weed control, using knowledge about the biology of weeds to your advantage.
• Wildlife species; beneficial species and those likely to cause problems.

The spring workshop will conclude with a plant sale of locally grown plant species that are proven to thrive in this area. For additional information please call your local library.

Cape May

Vintage Dance Weekend


Kick up your heels as they did in Cape May during its Victorian heyday. Vintage dance instructor, Martha Griffin will teach you the traditional dances of the 19th century at a Vintage Dance Workshop, Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Then, put your newfound expertise to good use at a costumed Vintage Ball with live music of the period at 8 p.m. Saturday night. A Tea Dance, also with live music, is Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Victorian dress encouraged but not required. All events take place at the Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St. Full packages $75. Events may be purchased separately. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Cape May Sweet Treats House Tours

April 26th – 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Sugar and spice and everything nice will enhance the tourgoers experience on the Sweet Treats House Tours. Enjoy self-guided tours of five of Cape May’s Victorian inns on Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, and Sunday April 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will sample a different specialty sweet at each location and more treats at the Carriage House Tearoom Café on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. A trolley shuttle will be available and participants will receive complimentary recipe cards. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). Phone: 884-5404

Cape May Private Homes Tour

April 26, May 3 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

On Saturdays, April 26 and May 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. get a peak inside some of Cape May’s finest homes not normally open to the public on the Private Homes Tour. These tours showcase Cape May homes from the Victorian era to the 21st century. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the West Cape May History Committee and the Cape Island Questers. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children (ages 3-12). Phone: 884-5404

Wheaton Arts Glassblowers in Cape May

April 26 & 27 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Wheaton Arts glassblowers set up their kiln on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and demonstrate their time-honored craft. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. Free. This event is part of Spring Festival, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

2008 Home Décor & Garden Show

April 27th – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cape May City Elementary School
921 Lafayette Street

Free admission, parking available, music, home décor vendors, nurseries with flowers and plants, master gardeners, renovation assistance, food and much more. Please call the Cape May Chamber for more information 609-884-5508.

Ocean City

Doo Dah Parade

Thursday April 24 , 25, 26

This City’s 23rd Annual Doo Dah Parade, a celebration of humor, is set for Sat., April 26 starting at noon. The Parade is followed by the popular pie plastering party known as the PieAsco.

Registration for both events is being taken at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., from
9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To register by phone call 609-525-9300 or email

All who participate in the Parade receive a commemorative, “I Was A Hotdog For a Day In Ocean City, N.J.” T Shirt and a hot dog lunch from major sponsor Dietz and Watson.

The fun Parade is open to brigades and individual marchers. Past entrants have included Alphabet Soup Brigades, Beach Chair Drill Teams, Pooper Scooper units, clowns,
costumed characters, impersonators of legendary comedians and members of their fan clubs, bands, floats and of course, Elvis.

Ten years ago the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue League joined the Parade. Over 500 of the friendly, nonchalant hounds will waddle this year. Greyhounds also participate. Actually no dog is turned away as long as it is accompanied by a best friend, a leash and a pooper scooper.

One of the Parade honorees this year will be the late Charles Schulz, creator of the lovable beagle, Snoopy. Beagle owners are invited to bring their pets to the Parade. The one that most personifies Snoopy will receive a special award at the reviewing stand.

The fifth annual Doo Dah PieAsco will be held following the Parade in front of the Music Pier. Super Smoosher Soupy Sales will preside. Folks sit in grandstands and when Soupy gives the signal, they smoosh each other with shaving cream pies, the kind he used on his legendary TV show.

It is all very civilized, sort of. Every PieAscoite receives a signed certificate from Soupy suitable for framing. If you want to smoosh contact City Hall Annex.

There are three days of Doo Dah activities including a free Film and Light Verse Night at the Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave, 7 p.m. Thurs., April 24. It will feature the award winning documentary film on Suzanne Muldowney, AKA Underdog.

On Fri., April 25, the rollicking Basset Hound Olympics are set for the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., at 1 p.m. At 7 p.m., world renowned humorist Dr. Joel Goodman will speak and entertain at the Library. Both events are free.

On Sat., April 26, the Parade starts at noon. and there is a Doo Dah Comedy Show in the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 available at City Hall Annex and the door.

For information on Doo Dah activities, call 609-525-9300

Ocean City Tabernacle Choral Festival

April 26, 2008

Choral Festival, 150 Voices from area choirs, Saturday, April 26, 7 pm

March For Babies

April 27, 2008

8 am in front of Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk. A 5-mile walk the length of the boardwalk, checkpoints every mile, light breakfast and lunch.. For registration information call 856-667-2220, e-mail: or visit

Long Beach Island – LBI

he 3rd. Annual Little Egg Harbor Senior Citizen Informational Expo

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
9:00AM to Noon

The Community Center
319 W. Calabreeze Way
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Phone: 609-296-7241 ext. 253

This Free Senior Citizen Informational Expo is presented by Little Egg Harbor Township and will have vendor giveaways from Local Services, Ocean County Services, such as The O.C. Connection, State Informational Services and more!
Thursday, April 24

Lou Reed at the Paramount Theatre, 7 pm

Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim at The Stone Pony, 7:30 pm, all ages

Laura Warshauer at Twisted Tree Cafe, 8 pm

John Rose at Brickwall, 8-11 pm

Anima Pop, The Nightbirds at The Saint, 8 pm

Nicky Click, Scream Club at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm

Friday, April 25

Jo Wymer at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7-9 pm

Richie Scarlet Band, Trimm, Claire’s Well at The Stone Pony, 7:30 pm

Zanzibar Scuf, Kill the Alarm, Lunch Money Criminals, Crooked Crow at The Saint, 8 pm

The Koffin Kats, Speed Crazy, The Hand Me Downs at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm

Jay & Rob at Brickwall, 9 pm

Jackknife Betty at Georgie’s

Saturday, April 26

Asbury Park Citizens On Patrol Flea Market at Sunset Park, 8 am-4 pm, vendor info: 732-312-7359

Clean Ocean Action beach sweeps

Planting of specimen Copper Beech tree by Asbury Park Historical Society and Environmental Shade Tree Commission in Library Square Park, 1st & Grand, 10 am

Eddie Bodine at Twisted Tree Cafe, 3-4:15 pm

Allison Blackwell at Twisted Tree Cafe, 4:30-5 pm

Backbeat at Twisted Tree Cafe, 5:30-6:30 pm

Dan Toye at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7-9 pm

Splintered Sunlight, Arverne, Lemon Juice at The Stone Pony, 7:30 pm

Everlounge, Maybe Pete, Soraia, Joe Colledge at The Saint, 8 pm

The Cops, The Walk Ons at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm

Christine Martucci Band, Josh Zuckerman, Kelly Carvin, Geena & Dragster, Aster Phoenyx at The Circuit, 9 pm

Old #7 at Brickwall, 9 pm

Sunday, April 27

Asbury Park Homeowners Association Vintage House Tour, info at 2nd Round Battle of the Bands All Ages Matinee featuring Catalyst, Before the After Party, The Eighth and more at The Saint, 1 pm

Autumn Again, Headstart On Yesterday, The Badtown Redemption, This Horse and Carriage, The Filter Effect, Deliverance at The Stone Pony, 2 pm, all ages

Brian Dolzani at Twisted Tree Cafe, 2-4 pm

Danny Nova, Chef George & The Short Order at The Stone Pony, 6 pm 2nd Round Battle of the Bands featuring Big Baby Ernie, Dalloway, Scarred For Life, Almost There and more at The Saint, 7 pm


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