Posted by: Drew | April 27, 2008

Weekend Events for May 2, 3 & 4 2008 at the New Jersey Shore


May 3, 2008 – Safe Boating Course – 9:30-5:30 – Senior Center – Sponsored by the Library

The Avalon Free Public Library is offering the Boater Safety Course on Saturday, May 3, May 17, June 21, and July 26. Class hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Senior Center. Members of the U.S. Delsea Power Squadron will be teaching the basics of safety such as seamanship, boat handling, boat types, rules of the road, navigation aids, regulations, adverse conditions, trailering and introductory piloting. Upon successful completion of the exam, the NJ Boater Safety Certificate will be issued. Classes are limited to 20 people. Registration is required by calling Frank Leone of the Power Squadron at 609-398-2649. Course is free. Payment of $25 for materials and license fees must be received for registration to be complete.

Cape May

Cape May Sweet Treats House Tours
May 3rd 1:00pm – 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 Saturday, May 3, 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).

Stone Harbor

Sail Into Summer Weekend

May 3rd & 4th 2008 – Boat Show & Seafood Festival
10am – 7pm

Rain or Shine
Fun for the whole family!
Treasure Hunts, Bouncy Bounce, Music and much, much more
Visit the boats on 96th Street & also in water at the Stone Harbor Municipal Marina on 80th Street
Interested in entering a chowder?

Bring it in a crock pot to tented are by 11:30am
Prizes awarded for the three most popular chowders Chowder Contest 12noon – taste a collection of local chowders and vote for your favorite!
Wide variety of foods from local vendors, beer and wine
For more information 368-6101


May 1,2,3 &4 2008

Tournament of Bands Weekend in Wildwood

The Wildwoods Convention Center and Middle Township High School. All-Chapter Championship contest for the Tournament of Bands indoor units from NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV and OH. Weekend universal passes cost $80 per pass or you can purchase individual tickets for $25 per contest. Cash only at the door. Call 856.935.4940 or for further information.

Anglesea Irish Society 5k Run

May 3rd 2008

A fun day to bring the family out for the 5k run or 1.5 mile walk.

16th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament

May 3rd 2008

Registration from 5:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. at the Anglesea Firehouse. Tournament will be held on the beaches of Wildwood Crest. Awards and prizes to be awarded at the conclusion of the event at the Anglesea Firehouse. Individual participant fee $9, Team participant fee $49. (6 person team) 609.886.1656

Ocean City

Walk MS 2008

May 4th, 2008

Ocean City Boardwalk Ocean City, NJ Sunday, May 4, 2008 Join nearly 300 walkers and be a part of this 4-mile journey on the boardwalk before the summer crowds hits. Meet hundreds of people along the way. Spend a Sunday with family, friends, food and fun as we walk to find a cure for MS! To join the planning committee, please contact Bekka Wise at 1.800.883.WALK or

Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales

May 2nd, 3rd & 4th
2nd – 4th – Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales – (No Vendors) 6th – 14th Sts. on the boardwalk and Asbury Ave.. For more information call 609-398-4662

Spring Block Party

May 3rd 2008

9am – 5pm from 5th – 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more. For more information call 609-525-9300 or 399-2269.

Long Beach Island (LBI)

Transportation to the Jersey Shore
Thursday, May 01, 2008 thru Thursday, July 31, 2008
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
(609) 296-8868

Visit two traveling exhibits combined with Tuckerton Seaport’s research and artifacts – see Ocean County Historical Society’s exhibit on the Trains of Ocean County which tells the story of How transportation changed tourism and the local economy. The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission’s “Down the Shore” exhibit highlights fun in the sun and the communities that grew around the shore vacation spots. What did the original shoobies and bennies wear to the beach? View clothing and artifacts that tourists of the early 1900s brought with them on the vacation to the Jersey Shore. General Admission: Adults – $8.00, Seniors 62 and older $6.00, Children 6 – 12, $3.00, Children 5 and under – free. Members free.

A Seagull in the Hamptons by Emily Mann
Friday, May 02, 2008 thru Sunday, June 08, 2008
McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

World Premiere Adaptation A SEAGULL IN THE HAMPTONS Written and directed by Emily Mann Freely adapted from Chekhov’s The Seagull Tickets: $30 – $49 Berlind Theatre The wait is over! This season artistic director and resident playwright Emily Mann completes her cycle of Chekhov’s major works, with her own bold adaptation of The Seagull. Titled, A Seagull in the Hamptons, Mann brings this Russian masterpiece into the 21st century with bright contemporary language and a modern Hamptons setting. Ages 14 and up.

Artist Residency and Retreat Exhibition

Saturday, May 03, 2008 thru Sunday, May 18, 2008
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd.
Loveladies, NJ 08008
(609) 494-1241

Artist Residency and Retreat Exhibition ~ Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The third Residency and Retreat Exhibition presents the work of artists Desi Minchillo and Michele Marcesani. Each artist was selected to further their artistic development by living and working on the island during the past year as part of the LBIF Artist Residency and Retreat Program. In conjunction with this exhibition, families are invited to meet these artists and join a workshop that explores art and art making on May 10th in our main gallery.

Spring art show and reception
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Pine Shores Art Association
94 Stafford Ave.
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 597-3557

Pine Shores Art Assoc. members art show and reception.all welcome.

The Cashore Marionettes – Theater for Young Audiences

Sunday, May 04, 2008
1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Ocean First STAC Theater
1000 McKinley Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 489-8600

The Cashore Marionettes – Theater for Young Audiences. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & Students, $10 Children (12 & Under), $20 groups of 12 or more. Groups of 12 or more also benefit from receiving 1 complimentary chaperone or group leader ticket for every 15 tickets purchased.

Waretown Tennis Block Party
Sunday, May 04, 2008
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Waretown Lake
Route 532 & Wells Mills Road
Waretown, NJ 08758
(609) 693-5407

Day filled with food, tennis clinics, free children’s ID. Heads up for Safety booth and much more.. Admission: Free

Watercolor Demonstration with artist Bob Heyer
Monday, May 05, 2008
Pine Shores Art Association
94 Stafford Ave.
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 597-3557

Watercolor art demonstration by artist Bob Heyer, all welcome.

Watercolor Workshop with artist Bob Heyer

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 thru Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Pine Shores Art Association
94 Stafford Ave.
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 597-3557

Watercolor art workshop by artist Bob Heyer. $50. members / $75. non-members

Asbury Park

Thursday, May 1

Laura Warshauer, Amanda Duncan at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7 pm

Turtle Soup, Macpodz, The PMG at The Saint, 8 pm

Friday, May 2

Scott Thomas Webster at Twisted Tree Cafe, 6-7 pm

Eryn Shewell at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7-9 pm

Riotgod, Frankenstein 3000 featuring Earl Slick, West End Redemption at The Stone Pony, 7:30 pm, all ages

Six Day Bender, Outside the Box, Ryan Zimmerman at The Saint, 8 pm

Phenomenauts, The AKAs, Maldroid at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm, all ages

Saturday, May 3

Seth Adam at Twisted Tree Cafe, 3:45-4:15 pm

Amanda Thorpe at Twisted Tree Cafe, 4:30-5 pm

First Saturday: Community Fitness Walk begins at Berkeley Hotel, 5 pm, info:

Mash McClain at Twisted Tree Cafe, 5:30-6:30 pm

Divine Sign at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7-9:30 pm

Virago at Wish You Were Here, Cookman Ave., 7 pm

Juggling Suns, Woodfish, Green Underground, Quimby Mountain Band at The Stone Pony, 7:30 pm

Red Wanting Blue, The Obvious, The Fifth, Down With Digital at The Saint, 8 pm

Sunday, May 4

Steven Rodriguez at Twisted Tree Cafe, 2-3:30 pm

Open mic with Sheli Aarden at Twisted Tree Cafe, 4-7 pm

Vini Lopez & Steel Mill Retro, Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys at The Stone Pony, 5 pm

Asbury Park Historical Society Preservation Awards dinner at Synaxis restaurant

Fast Exit, Senium, Ever Changing Stone at The Saint, 8 pm

Bob Egan on piano at Moonstruck, 7 pm

Tuesday, May 6

Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience, Geena & the 45s at The Saint, 8 pm



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