Posted by: Drew | May 25, 2008

Weekend Events for May 30th & 31st and June 1st at the Jersey Shore

Island Heights

Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program

Sunday June 1, 2008 is the 11th annual Barnegat Bay Festival. Once again it will be held at the beautiful Wanamaker Complex in Island Heights. It is a wonderful family event for Ocean County residents.

Environmental groups as well as state and local agencies provide excellent exhibits that focus on the environmentally responsible ways that we all can enjoy and protect the Barnegat Bay and its watershed. Free Festival fun for the entire family includes fish printing, marine crafts, seedling planting, and so much more. Attendees also enjoy decoy carving, casting demonstrations, interactive touch tanks and other educational displays exploring life along the Bay, past and present.

Festival-goers get up close and personal with the Bay, taking advantage of eco-tours such as kayaking through area creeks or the free scenic cross-bay boat trip with Ocean County naturalists aboard the educational pontoon boat. Artisans and crafters sell custom fishing rods, custom made skiffs, jewelry, marine art, photography; live music is provided throughout the day. We anticipate over 1,000 attendees.

This year’s festival is themed: Go Green! We All Want the Bay Clean…and is targeting hands-on and very personal ways each attendee can make a difference each and every day in their commitment to the environment.

Asbury Park

Friday, May 30

Talia Segal at Twisted Tree Cafe, 6-7 pm

Barry & the Penetrators, The Cool and Deadly, Del Jugo, 14 Points, Not In Public, Stolen Oregano at The Stone Pony, 7 pm, all ages

Sheli Aarden CD release party at Twisted Tree Cafe, 7-9 pm

Dead Confederate, All the Saints at The Saint, 8 pm

The Gaslight Anthem, Scream Hello, The Riot Before, Laserhead at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm, all ages
Bruce Foster at Salt Water Beach Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 31

Jessica Paris at Twisted Tree Cafe, 3-3:30 pm

Mike Montrey at Twisted Tree Cafe, 3:45-4:15 pm
Mef & Angela at Twisted Tree Cafe, 4:30-5 pm
George Wirth & Janey Todd at Twisted Tree Cafe, 5:30-9 pm
John Eddie, Trench, Mention 7, Laura Crisci at The Stone Pony, 7 pm
Last Resort, Kathouse Rhythm at The Saint, 8 pm
Barbara King & Bob Jennings at Salt Water Beach Cafe, 8:30 pm
Old #7 at Brickwall, 9 pm-midnight
Sunday, June 1
17th Annual GLBTI Pride Celebration at Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, noon-7 pm All-Ages Battle of the Bands with Mystical Fudge, Bleed the Arsonist, Morbid Visions at The Saint, 1 pm
Astronaut Jones at Twisted Tree Cafe, 2-3:30 pm
Musical: Daydreaming: Channeling Doris Day at Mattison Park, 5 pm, tickets: or call 732-455-3059
Christine Martucci Band, Kathouse, Bonnie Boland at The Stone Pony, 5 pm, free admission Battle of the Bands with Trip South, The Man With Dynamite Hands, Eternal Essence at The Saint, 7 pm

Bradley Beach

May 31st, 2008 @ 9am Town Wide Garage Sale (Tour the Town)

The Bradley Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Tour the Town Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, May 31st from 9AM-3PM. Raindate is Sunday, June 1st.

Forms are available at Borough Hall, 701 Main Street to sign up Monday thru Friday from 9AM-4PM exluding holidays. Fee is $10.00.

For more information, please call Marilyn Rosen at 732 774-9162. No refunds, please consider it a donation.

Sunday, June 1 – Go Fish – 10:00 am at Sylvan Lake- Rain date June 8

Long Beach Island (LBI)

Lunch of Puppy Pacer
Saturdays, Sundays, Weekends, Everyday, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays May 16, 2008 through August 6, 2008
Location: Long Beach Island New Jersey

See Spot, See Spot Run, Run Spot Run!! Puppy Pacer is a group established by Ross McGraw, an accomplished distance runner who is putting his endurance to use. Ross initially started Puppy Pacers at Long Beach Island (NJ), where he has spent every summer of his life and has competed in the Dog Day Race multiple times. If you are interested in having your pet take a test run and be evaluated by Puppy Pacers, please email

Organization: Puppy Pacer Contact Ross McGraw at 717.557.4801
Web Site:

Dates: May 28, 2008 through June 8, 2008
Location: Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach Aves.
Community: Beach Haven

The turn of the century story of cowboy Curly McLain and farm girl Laurey Williams tells of fun, love and romance in the Oklahoma territory. The premiere modern American musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration produced such memorable songs as Oh! What a Beautiful Mornin’, Surrey with the Fringe on Top, and Oklahoma! 8:00PM Show: May 28-31, June 4-7, 2:00PM Matinee: May 29, 30, June 1, 3, 5, 8

Organization: Surflight Theatre
Contact Info:
Phone: (609) 492-9477
Web Site:

Annual All Corvette Show

Sunday, June 01, 2008
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bay Village
9th Street & Bay Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 492-6820

Annual All Corvette Show – Bay Village Parking Lot.. Contact Jamie 492-6820 for additional information. RAIN DATE: JUNE 82008

McGuire Air Expo

Saturday, May 31, 2008 thru Sunday, June 01, 2008
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

McGuire Air Force Base
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
Phone: (609) 754-1919

McGuire Air Force Base will host the 2008 Air Expo – which is FREE to the public – on May 31 and June 1, 2008 as a thank you to the tri-state region that supports Team McGuire throughout the year. Headlining this year’s event will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that the F-22 and F-15 air demonstration teams are scheduled to perform. A large number of current and former military aircraft, including the base’s own KC-10 Extender, C-17 Globemaster III, and KC-135 Stratotanker will also be on display. Our “Above All…Be Inspired” theme captures Air Force members desire to inspire others and provides a fitting conclusion to this year’s Air Force Week in Philadelphia. The event and parking are FREE. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with performances running from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and static displays remaining open until 6 p.m. The public is advised to arrive early due to expected large attendance and security processing. All are subject to random security screening. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call the Air Expo Committee at (609) 754-1919.

Cape May County

May 31st 2008 May 31st -June 1st Historic Cold Spring Village Open House Weekend

11:00am to 3:00pm
720 Route 9
Cape May, 08204
(609) 898-2300, x.12

Karen Hollywood

Free Admission! Historic Cold Spring Village kicks off their summer season schedule of events with Open House Weekend. Visit select buildings for demonstrations of the crafts, trades, and lifestyles of a 19th century South Jersey farm community. Enjoy tea with the Friends of HCSV in the Spicer-Leaming House. Afternoon guided tours of the Village and Bradner’s Run Nature Trail. Sponsored by Garden State Dredging.

RMS Titanic Display at Upper Branch Library

2050 Route 631
Petersburg, 08270
Phone: 609-463-6350

“The RMS Titanic,” a display of memorabilia and information highlighting the RMS Titanic, an Olympic-class passenger liner that sunk on the night of April 14, 1912, during her maiden voyage are featured. The display is presented by Dawn Steelman of Woodbine during the month of May at the Upper Cape Library Branch, 2050 Route 631, Petersburg.

The Titanic struck an iceberg, and sank two hours and forty minutes later. At the time of her launching in 1912, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world. The sinking resulted in the deaths of 1, 517 people, ranking it as one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history and by far the most infamous.

For more information call 628-2607 or visit

May 31st 2008 2pm-3pm Enjoy Mermaids, Pirates and Sea Chanteys at Court House Library

Come and enjoy a lively musical presentation “Mermaids, Pirates, and Sea Chanteys” by folklorist and singer Nancy G. Cochrane at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The program will be held at the Main Branch of the Library, 30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

You will tap your toes and clap your hands as you hear some of the most infectious and well-loved sea chanteys ever to have graced the great clipper ships and fishing boats of the 18th and 19th centuries. The ballads tell of great high sea tales of travels from the Caribbean to Australia and around the world. This program precedes the Cold Spring Village’s “Celtic Festival” the following weekend where Cochran will be a strolling minstrel and puppeteer/storyteller.

Nancy G. Cochrane, Strolling Minstrel/Tunes and Tales, with a vocal sound reminiscent of Joan Baez, picks a 12 string guitar, autoharp, and dulcimer to accompany the best Celtic, Ethnic, and Early American tunes.

May 31st 2008 Wetlands Institute trip to see the wild ponies of Chincoteague

Phone: 609-368-1211

Enjoy a weekend adventure to see the wild ponies of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands May 31 and June 1 with the Wetlands Institute. Travel from the Institute aboard a comfortable bus, cross the bay on the Cape May Lewes Ferry and continue down the Delmarva Peninsula while enjoying films about the ponies. After lunch enjoy a nature boat trip to look for ponies and birds or visit the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Sunday morning enjoy a behind the scenes guided tour of the refuge to look for the wild ponies, the endangered Delmarva squirrel and other wildlife with time to explore the downtown area including the unique shops and restaurants. The trip includes a one-night hotel stay, transportation, one lunch, breakfast, and all scheduled admission fees. Cost is $200 for single room, $175 per person for double room and $150 per person for a triple room. Children, ages 8-12, are $150; no children below the age of 8 are allowed. The optional boat trip is $35. For more details or to sign up call the Wetlands Institute, 609-368-1211

Cape May

June 1st 2008 @ 8PM Cape May Music Festival Concert

Shtreiml is a Montreal/Philly based group founded in 2002. They feature a high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European Jewish Turkish music. Led by harmonica innovator Jason Rosenblatt, Shtreiml’s blues-rock infused set delivers a new look at some centuries old folk music.
8 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette Street. General admission $25, seniors $20, and students $10. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit


May 30th, 31st & June 1st Spring Thunder in the Sand Motocross Pro/Am

On the Beach between Schellenger & Spencer Avenues, Wildwood. AMA-sanctioned Pro-Am races for beginners to pros. Sat: Noon and Sun: 10 a.m. Admission fee. 609.523.8051 or

May 30th, 31st & June 1st Tall Cedars Convention

The Wildwoods Convention Center. Independent Masonic organization convention. Parade on Saturday beginning at 21st Avenue and Atlantic and proceeds south to Andrews Avenue. 10 a.m. For more information please visit
June 1st – 4th Annual Continuing Education Conference

Wildwoods Convention Center – The Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey will hold their 55th Annual Continuing Education Conference. This meeting is intended for Assessors, Appraisers and other public officials concerned with property tax assessment. For more information or to register for this conference please visit

Sea Isle City


JFK Boulevard Beach
Sea Isle City,
Phone: 263-3033 or 263-0050

Atlantic City

Treasures From The Collection: Museum of American Glass
Type: Tours & Exhibits
Dates: April 5, 2008 – January 5, 2009
Location: Regional Events
Address: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Phone: 1-800-998-4552
Admission: $10 Adults, $9 Senior Citizens and $7 Students. Children five and under are free
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm
Description: Since the founding of the Museum of American Glass 40 years ago, the museum’s collection has steadily grown to the current number of 15,000 pieces of American Glass.

BODIES…The Exhibition
Type: Tours & Exhibits
Dates: May 24, 2008 – August 22, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
Phone: 609-449-5150
Admission: $27 for Adults, $25 for Senior Citizens 65 and above, $24 for groups of 15 or more, $20 for Children 12 years of age and under and $14 for school groups of 15 or more. Renting of a headset for $6 gives you an audio tour of each of the specimens on exhibit.
Hours: Open daily 10:00am – 10:00pm
Description: The Exhibition features real, whole and partial human body specimens that have been meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process, giving individuals the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before.

Boogie Wonder Band
Type: Concerts
Dates: May 24 – May 29, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort
Phone: 609-340-7160
Admission: General Admission $30
Hours: Saturday show time 8:00pm, Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday show time 7:00pm and Tuesday show time 2:00pm

Kathy Griffin
Type: Entertainment & Shows
Dates: May 30 – May 31, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Phone: 609-317-1000
Admission: $54.50
Hours: Friday show time 8pm and 11pm, Saturday Show time 8pm and 11:00pm

Sheryl Crow
Type: Concerts
Dates: May 30, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Phone: 609-317-1000
Admission: $66, $81 & $96
Hours: Friday Show time 8:00pm

Wayne Newton
Type: Concerts
Dates: May 30 – May 31, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Harrah’s Atlantic City
Phone: 609-441-5786
Admission: $100
Hours: Friday and Saturday 9:00pm

Alicia Keys
Type: Concerts
Dates: May 31, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
Phone: 609-449-5150
Admission: $76, $96 & $151
Hours: Saturday Show time 8:00pm

Bill Maher
Type: Entertainment & Shows
Dates: May 31, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Phone: 609-317-1000
Admission: $45, $55 & $65
Hours: Saturday Show time 8:00pm

John Heffron and Henry Cho
Type: Entertainment & Shows
Dates: May 31, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino
Phone: 1-800-759-8786
Admission: Contact Ticketmaster 1-800-736-1420, or in person at The Trump Plaza Box Office

llya Averbukh’s Ice Show
Type: Entertainment & Shows
Dates: May 31, 2008
Location: Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Address: Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Phone: 609-348-7000
Admission: $50, $75, $100, $125, $150, $200 & $250
Hours: Saturday 7:00pm

Diahann Carroll
Type: Concerts
Dates: June 1 – June 6, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Resorts Atlantic City
Phone: 609-340-6300
Admission: General Admission $35
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Thursday & Friday Show time 7:00pm and Wednesday Show time 2:00pm

Ricky Nelson Remembered Tour
Type: Entertainment & Shows
Dates: Sunday , June 1 – Thurday, June 5, 2008
Location: Atlantic City
Address: Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort
Phone: 609-340-7160
Admission: Tickets are priced at $30
Hours: Shows nightly at 7pm. The show on Tuesday, June 3 will be a special matinee show at 2pm.
Description: Ricky Nelson Remembered is a unique tribute to their late father’s popular music including all his chart topping famous hits such as Ricky Nelson’s “Travelin Man”, Hello Mary Lou”, “Poor Little Fool”, “Im Walking” and “Garden Party”. The full production show starring the grandsons of TV’s Ozzie & Harriet Nelson also features a unique “Nelson Family” visual experience.

Ocean City

May 30 & 31 & June 01, 2008 Ocean City Flower Show

Ocean City Flower Show – See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace. Show times are Friday 2pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. For more information call 609-525-9300.

May 31 & June 01, 2008 Boardwalk Spring Family Fun Fest

Boardwalk Spring Family Fun Fest – Juried Craft Show, Face Painters, Bands, Pony rides at 11th St.. 9am – 6pm. For more information call 398-4662.

June 01, 2008 Michael Card Free Concert

Michael Card Concert Free Concert (offering received) Sunday, June 1st,7 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. For more information call 609-399-1915 or visit



  1. Awesome information site for the not so typical NJ shore attractions – nice job

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