Monday, November 19, 2018

North Wildwood Police Department accepting applications for Summer 2019 employment


The North Wildwood Police Department has employment opportunities for mature adults looking for positions related to the field of criminal justice.

We are extremely proud to be the starting point for many seasonal officers who were trained in North Wildwood and went on to continue their careers in law enforcement. Former SLEO II officers have gone on to have successful careers in various municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 summer academy. SLEO II applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of police work and are subject to a background investigation that will include a criminal history, driver’s license and reference checks. Applicants are then given an interview followed by a physical fitness evaluation and a mental health evaluation.

The physical fitness evaluation will be in line with the entry level requirements of the Cape May County Police Academy. Drug testing will also be held prior to and/or during academy training.

Should you desire additional information in reference to the application process, please contact Officer Eric Nevil via e-mail at or at 609-522-2030, ext. 1511.

Applications can be found on our website at and must be received before March 31, 2019. The City of North Wildwood is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holiday 2018 events in the Wildwoods!


Enjoy the 2018 holiday season in the Wildwoods with an exciting month filled with fun for the entire family.

With festive activities and holiday events, along with exciting year-round attractions, there are plenty of ways to create holiday memories in this resort town. Check in to the Wildwoods; then check out the many ways to make the holiday season special for you and your whole family.

A number of Wildwoods hotels are open during the holiday season, and a number of vacation rentals are offering low, off-season rates and specials.

Visit to see a list of places to stay in the Wildwoods.

Local wineries, craft microbreweries and distilleries offer local wines, beers, and spirits not found anywhere else and are located just minutes away.

Looking for something fun for the whole family? Take a day trip to the Cape May County Park & Zoo. Enjoy 85 acres of wildlife habitat with free year-round admission. You will discover more than 500 animals – including snow leopards, African lions, and bald eagles.

For more information on the Cape May County Park & Zoo, please visit

If relaxation is on your holiday bucket list, there’s plenty of “chill” activities to enjoy. Be awed by mother nature with a mesmerizing sunrise and morning stroll along the beach; grab your walking shoes and binoculars and spend a day wandering through a local nature preserve; or enjoy a relaxing bike ride on the famous Wildwoods’ Boardwalk or a romantic stroll along the water’s edge.

End the day with an awe-inspiring, spectacular sunset viewed from the banks of beautiful Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest.

The schedule of 2018 holiday events taking place in the Wildwoods includes:*

Saturday, December 1
Family Holiday Celebration
Kick off the holiday season with the annual Family Holiday Celebration at the Wildwoods Convention Center! It will be sparkling with holiday lights and filled with the sounds of holiday music as the FREE Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration continues from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a full day of shopping, crafts, face painting, local school children’s choruses & band performances, music, dance performances, a magician, FREE holiday movies and a special visit from Santa Claus.

Saturday’s exciting and fun-filled entertainment schedule for the Family Holiday Celebration is as follows:

9 a.m. – Margaret Mace Choir
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Face Painters
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Shopping Bazaar, Children’s Craft Making Table, Free Holiday Movies and Stocking Making Table
9:30 a.m. – Cape Trinity Catholic Choir
10 a.m. – Cape May Dance Company
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Balloon Twisting
11 a.m. – Wildwood Catholic High School
11:30 a.m. – Santa Claus Arrives
Noon – Magician Ken Northridge
1 p.m. – Glenwood School Choir
1:20 p.m. – Wildwood Middle School Choir
1:40 p.m. – Wildwood High School Choir
2 p.m. – Avalon String Band
3 p.m. – Crest Memorial School Choir
3:30 p.m. – The Turning Pointe Dance Studio
4:30 p.m. – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

You can also grab a seat and enjoy FREE holiday movie classics. The movie schedule is as follows:

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9:30 a.m. – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10:30 a.m. – Frosty the Snowman
11:30 a.m. – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
12:30 p.m. – Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
1:30 p.m. – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon version)
2 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas
2:30 p.m. – Polar Express (G)

Don’t miss your chance to take part in these fun-filled, FREE holiday events! Bring the entire family and share the holiday season with your loved ones in the Wildwoods. For additional information about the Family Holiday Celebration, please call 609-729-9000 or visit

Friday, December 7
Greater Wildwoods Jaycees Christmas Parade
The Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at 16th and Central Avenues in North Wildwood and will proceed south along Central Avenue and continue down Pacific Avenue through the Holly Beach Station Mall until Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood where it heads west towards New Jersey Avenue and back north to Oak Avenue. At Oak Avenue, it heads east toward Pacific Avenue ending at Byrne Plaza where the awards ceremony will be held immediately followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central Avenues). Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the parade will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. There is no fee to submit a float entry for the parade. Trophies will be awarded to winners in four different categories. Awards will be given in the following divisions: Community Service, Commercial, Marching Bands and Public Service, and Individual/Small Group.

The rain date for the parade will be Sunday, December 9. Should the parade be postponed due to rain, the start time will be 5 p.m., with lineup at 4:30 p.m. If the weather is uncertain, tune in to 98.7 the Coast or visit for confirmation.

For additional information about the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade, call 609-729-5501 or visit

Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8
NEW! Christmas on the Plaza
New for 2018, there will be a Christmas on the Plaza event at Byrne Plaza at Oak and Pacific Avenues in Wildwood. This event will feature a craft bazaar, children's entertainment, music and refreshments! Hours are Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

For additional information about Christmas on the Plaza, visit

Friday, December 7
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting
Also on Friday, December 7, it’s the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.! The festive ceremony will take place at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st & Central Avenues, in North Wildwood. The event includes music, refreshments, a free tour of the lighthouse and Santa Claus! Admission is free.

For additional information on the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting, call 609-522-2955 or visit

Saturday, December 8
Pinch the GrYnch Boardwalk 5K Run
The ‘Pinch the GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K Run is fun for all ages! The event starts at 10 a.m. – rain or shine – with registration at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in festive holiday outfits. The race route will run south on the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue, make a turn around and head north to 21st Street. Another turn will lead runners back to the Convention Center where refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded.

Registration is $30 per person or $15 if you donate a new, unwrapped toy for local children in need. For additional information or to register for the ‘Pinch the GrYnch’ Boardwalk 5K Run, call 609-849-8887 or visit

Sunday, December 16
Christmas Concert and Holy Nativity
There will be a Christmas concert & holy nativity featuring The Notre Dame de la Mer Parish's Adult, Contemporary, and Children’s Choirs accompanied by brass, strings, woodwinds, percussion, piano and organ under the the direction of Jonathan Delgado. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Saint Ann Church at 2901 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood. A free-will offering will be taken.

Enjoy the holiday season in the Wildwoods this year with these fun-filled, free family events!

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Christmas Parade & Santa Claus, Christmas on the Plaza with Ice Skating, Beer Garden and MORE in Downtown Wildwood - December 7th & 8th


Byrne Plaza, Downtown Wildwood’s new event space at Pacific and Oak Avenues, will be the final destination of the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade on Friday, December 7, 2018!

Spectators are invited to come to Byrne Plaza to watch the parade and enjoy Christmas on the Plaza while waiting for Santa to arrive and light the Byrne Plaza Christmas Tree.

Christmas on the Plaza will feature Family Entertainment, Ice Skating, a Beer Garden, Fire Pits, Craft Vendors and Food Vendors on December 7th, from 5 to 9 PM, and on Saturday, December 8th, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

The Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas parade will kick off at 6:30 PM on Friday at 15th and Central Avenues in North Wildwood, head through Downtown Wildwood on Pacific Avenue and end at Byrne Plaza after circling back via New Jersey Avenue.

Many Downtown Wildwood bars, shops and restaurants will be open and decorated for the holidays!

In addition to great shopping, delicious food and beverages, these establishments will also offer an excellent view of the parade.

Find up to date Christmas on the Plaza information at: facebook@christmasontheplaza.

For information about the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade or the 9th Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for Businesses, please contact the Greater Wildwood Jaycees at 609-729-5501 or visit

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Further details on Morey's Piers' "Runaway Tram Car" - new coaster for 2019

Courtesy of Jack Rouse Associates

Earlier today, Morey's Piers posted a sneak peek of their major new attraction for 2019 - a runaway tram car-themed roller coaster coming to Surfside Pier!

We have since learned some additional info, in addition to a glimpse at the concept art for the ride's layout, courtesy of designer Jack Rouse Associates of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The project's official description reads:

"What happens when the boardwalk's Sightseer tram goes haywire? Find out on this twisting, turning attraction that coaster fans of all ages are sure to love."

YES, Morey's Piers is getting a new coaster for its 50th anniversary season - with a Tram Car theme!

Morey's Piers will celebrate its 50th anniversary season in 2019 and, well... was there ever any doubt that they'd be doing something BIG to mark the occasion?

Today, Morey's posted the above image along with the following on their official Facebook page:

Run for your lives! To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we're letting something loose on Surfside Pier this summer. Our new family attraction will have you screaming "Watch the Runaway Tram Car Please!"

A "Runaway Tram Car?" This sounds uniquely WILDWOOD in the most absurdly delightful way possible!

Rumors of a major addition have been circulating for a while now, and were certainly stoked upon the announcement that the Flitzer would be permanently removed from Surfside Pier at the end of the recently-completed season.

With that work (and subsequent shuffling) now done, the footprint of a new attraction has taken shape.

An official announcement from Morey's Piers will be coming in the following weeks, likely after the new year.

Stay tuned, as this will undoubtedly be one big stories to follow over the offseason months...

Monday, November 12, 2018

Morey's Piers' Annual Holiday Sale offers deep discounts on Summer fun!


The Wildwoods, NJ – Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, launches its annual holiday sale today. From now through January 4, 2019 savvy shoppers can find savings up to 40% for a season of wild rides and water park admission.

The classic seaside attraction’s signature Wild Pass offers unlimited summer fun for $275, a savings of $85 from the retail value of $360. The Wild Pass consists of one ride wristband per day valid for rides on all three piers and all day access to both beachfront water parks: Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club and Raging Waters Water Park. Additional Wild Pass savings are available for age groups including children (under 42” tall), seniors and others.

The Wild Water Park Pass, a pass for water park admission only, is priced at $125 (regularly $190). The Wild Water Park Pass is good for one all-day water park wristband per day.

The Pier Wristband 10 Pack includes 10 individual all day pier passes for $410, saving Holiday Sale shoppers $160. The Wild Water Park 10 Pack includes 10 individual all day water park passes for $255, a savings of $195.

Gift givers will also find an array of thoughtful stocking stuffers, such as:

  • Winter Holiday Ticket Card: Features 75 ride tickets plus a booklet of valuable coupons such as discounts on water park admissions, games, food and more for $45.
  • Tram Car Ticket Book: Includes 25 one-way rides on the tram for $45.
  • Gift Cards ($25, $50, $100):  Can be applied towards any purchase at Morey’s Piers’ ticket booths, guest services, food and beverage outlets, Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters water parks and/or retail stores.

Online orders start on November 12 and can be purchased by visiting

Starting November 26, purchases can be made by phone at 1-866-MOREYS1 (phone lines open daily from 8:00am-8:00pm). In-person purchases start on December 17, Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the Starlux Hotel located at Rio Grande and Atlantic Avenues in Wildwood, NJ. Pricing does not include applicable tax or $2 standard shipping and handling fee.

For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit

About Morey’s Piers

Friday, November 9, 2018

Wildwood Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 and American Legion Post 184 to hold rally against Agent Orange


WILDWOOD - Vietnam veterans in Cape May County are fed up with the lasting effects of Agent Orange!

On November 18th at 10 AM, veterans will gather at the corner lot of Route 9 and Route 47 to gain attention to the issues.

Agent Orange not only affects the men and women of the Vietnam war, it continues to spread to their families through birth.

Over the years, the VA, the government, and health insurers have turned a blind eye to the issues, and have failed to recognize the detrimental side effects to the use of dioxin and Agent Orange. For decades, veterans have rallied for support of Agent Orange with no luck. With an unknown total of health issues Agent Orange and dioxin has caused, finding a cure is out of sight.

American Legion Post 184 Commander Harry Weimar will lead the rally on the 18th like he has done in years prior.

"This is about finding a cure, and admitting Agent Orange has affecting us, our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Many veterans have already died from Agent Orange, and there are even more that do not know they are even affected."

Veterans, community leaders, and local residents are welcome to participate on site to gather media attention, raise awareness to the public, and showcase "the last battle" against Agent Orange.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wildwood Crest employees donate more than $1,100 through ‘Pink Out’ fundraiser


– A “Pink Out” fundraiser coordinated by the Borough of Wildwood Crest Wellness Committee has donated $1,150 to Love of Linda, a Cape May County non-profit organization that raises funds for families dealing with the effects of cancer.

Wildwood Crest Wellness Committee coordinator Nick Holland of the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department spearheaded a T-shirt drive among borough employees in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Employees made donations in exchange for a pink T-shirt that could be worn to work each Friday during the month of October.

Holland presented the money collected through the effort to Terry Hall and Margaret Clark of the Love of Linda organization at the regular bimonthly meeting of the Borough of Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Oct 24.

For more information about the “Pink Out” fundraiser, contact the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department at 609-523-0202.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

South Jersey Gas to conduct natural gas renewal project in Wildwood Crest


– South Jersey Gas has recently informed the Borough of Wildwood Crest of plans to conduct a natural gas renewal project that will affect some streets in the borough beginning Monday, Oct. 29.

The work is scheduled to be complete by December.

According to a fact sheet about the project sent to the borough, South Jersey Gas will be installing excess flow valves (EFVs) on the natural gas lines. These excess flow valves are mechanical safety devices designed to automatically shut off the flow of natural gas in the event of a service line break or excavation damage.

Work is scheduled to take place along the following streets in Wildwood Crest: Pacific Avenue, Seaview Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, E. Nashville Avenue, E. Atlanta Avenue, E. Farragut Road, Ocean Avenue, E. Stanton Road, E. Stockton Road, E. Orchid Road and E. Heather Road.

According to South Jersey Gas, work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is a possibility work may be performed on some Saturdays during the same times.

To ensure safety, there will be lane closures with traffic control personnel directing motorists and pedestrians around all work. South Jersey Gas has stated, however, that residents and businesses will have access to and from their properties at all times.

South Jersey Gas will need access to properties because this work will require a temporary shutdown of natural gas service. Every effort will be made to restore service as quickly as possible. According to South Jersey Gas, typically all work is completed within eight hours but times may vary. Individual gas meters may need to be replaced depending upon their location, age and condition.

According to South Jersey Gas, excavations will be required at the gas mains located in the street. South Jersey Gas may also need to dig on individual properties if necessary. In most cases, a temporary repair will be made until final restoration occurs.

Openings in concrete may be temporarily patched with asphalt until final restoration with concrete occurs. Openings made in grass may not be restored until there is warmer weather to facilitate grass growth.

For more information about this project, residents can contact the Cape May County division of South Jersey Gas at 609-465-2900 and reference the SHARP II Wildwood Crest EFV project.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

North Wildwood City Hall to undergo ADA & landscaping improvements

Courtesy of North Wildwood Rec & Tourism


North Wildwood City Hall, which is widely recognized as one of the most attractive Municipal Buildings in the State of New Jersey, is slated to undergo extensive exterior renovations to bring the sidewalks and walkways into compliance with current ADA guidelines.

The renovation project will also include the complete overhaul of the landscape irrigation system, as well as new sod and plant beds around City Hall.

Due to the damage they are causing to the sidewalks and walkways, the project will also include the removal and replacement of several trees that are currently planted between the sidewalk and the curb. These trees will be removed and new ones will be planted on the front lawn of City Hall.

“We are extremely proud of just how beautiful North Wildwood City Hall is,” said Mayor Patrick Rosenello. “Our building, parks, and grounds department does an outstanding job of making sure that the City Hall landscaping is the crown jewel off our City.

"Working with our B, P & G Department, our City Engineer, a Landscape Designer, and a Professional Landscaping company, I am confident that these improvements will only add to this beautiful building,” added Rosenello.

The project is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks and will be completed around the New Year.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Halloween events in the Wildwoods - 2018


Halloween in the Wildwoods will be full of tricks, treats and fun events for all ages starting Saturday, October 13 with the Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run and continuing Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28 with Halloween weekend festivities.

Halloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, October 13, with the Wildwoods Boardwalk 5K Pumpkin Run. This fun and exciting family event is for all ages and offers a 5K run along with a one-mile walk, starting at 10 a.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center – rain or shine.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and vie for prizes in the best dressed categories of Family, Youth, Infant and Best All-Around. All proceeds benefit Wildwoods’ Elementary Schools located on the island. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for participants 18 years and under.

All pre-registered participants will receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt. For additional information visit or call 609-849-8887.

On Friday, October 26, is the 2nd annual Downtown Wildwood Halloween Movie & Treats event! Enjoy a Halloween movie and treats under the stars beginning at 6 p.m. at the Byrne Plaza in Wildwood on Pacific Avenue, between Oak & Cedar. Admission and parking are FREE! For additional information, visit or call 609-523-1602.

On Saturday, October 27, it’s the North Wildwood Trunk-or-Treat event from 5:30-7 p.m. on Olde New Jersey Avenue between 2nd and Walnut Avenues in North Wildwood. Parents are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and visit each car where families will provide treats from the trunks of their cars.

There will be no judging of the children's costumes, but prizes will be awarded to the best decorated car. Registration is free and forms are available at 900 Central Avenue in North Wildwood. Parking for visitors will be available in the municipal lot at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues. For additional information call 609-522-2955 or visit

Also on Saturday, October 27, the Greater Wildwood Elks will host a Halloween Haunted House where trick-or-treaters can walk through a "haunted house" and receive treats at the Elks Lodge located at 109 West 1st Avenue, in North Wildwood from 5-8 p.m. Admission to the haunted house is FREE. For additional information, call 609-729.-2170.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

North American Sea Glass Festival ~ October 27 & 28


The Wildwoods Convention Center welcomes the North American Sea Glass Association (NASGA) for its 13th annual North American Sea Glass Festival at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28.

The festival, a favorite for adults and children alike, will feature a variety of sea glass artisans and authors from around the country, magnificent sea glass collections from all over the world, the highly anticipated Shard of the Year contest, and presentations by marble and bottle experts, as well as lectures on sea glass sourcing, and beachcombing in Puerto Rico, post-Hurricane Maria. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with Shard Identification experts about their own beachcombing finds.

The event will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Wildwoods Convention Center, a beautiful facility located on the beach, is conveniently located and close to historic Cape May, as well as several other attractions, which makes the area an ideal destination for sea glass enthusiasts.

NASGA is a non-profit organization positively supporting sea glass collectors and the sea glass community with festivals, information, educational opportunities, commercial membership and more. The primary goal of NASGA is to establish a community of informed collectors and sellers of sea glass that are educated on the characteristics and significance of genuine sea glass.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Morey's Piers ushers in solar power


The Wildwoods, NJ – October 3, 2018 - Morey’s Piers today flipped the switch to power 36,300 square feet of maintenance buildings solely through 900-plus recently installed solar panels.  The installation of solar power signifies the Morey organization’s continued commitment to improve sustainability and conservation on its three piers.

The 901 P17 345-watt panels are installed on the four maintenance buildings located on Hunts Pier at 2710 Boardwalk.

According to Will Morey, second-generation owner, “The system will produce more than 410,000 kilowatts per year, realizing more than $53,000 in energy savings annually.  Over a 30-year period, this investment in solar power will reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 337 tons, the environmental equivalent of taking 12.4 million miles off the road or planting 126,000 trees.”

“We take our stewardship of this mile of pristine beach we enjoy so much very seriously, and the six-figure investment in this solar panel project was the right thing to do this year, no doubt,” said Jack Morey, second-generation owner.

Geoscape Solar designed the solar project and installed the panels. “Morey’s Piers has always been a New Jersey name synonymous with family,” said Lee Watson, chief operating officer and partner at Geoscape. “We were thrilled that Morey’s chose Geoscape Solar to partner with to achieve their long term financial and environmental goals. “

With a combined weight of 21 tons, the panels have been fitted onto the roofs of four maintenance buildings. Used year-round by a staff of 57 in season, the buildings house workshops for repairs, tests, painting, carpentry, and updates of all components of the rides and facilities throughout the three piers.

Jack Morey noted that the solar project complements the company’s environmental conservation and sustainability programs that include use of biodegradable products system-wide, recyclable plastics and reduced Styrofoam usage, along with energy-efficient lighting throughout, and a proactive recycling system with 30.82 tons of material recycled in 2017. Morey’s Piers is in the planning stages of undertaking additional efficiency usage studies to identify other areas to save both energy and waste.

About Geoscape Solar

After 10 years in solar installations, Geoscape Solar has grown into an industry leader in New Jersey. With local offices in Mount Laurel, Cape May and Florham Park, Geoscape Solar installs and helps finance solar energy systems for commercial properties, non-profit organizations and residential homes. Trusted for over a decade to design innovative systems that yield maximum output, Geoscape also offers creative financing options and deliver top quality installations. Named Sun Power's Top Commercial Regional Producer for 2017 and consistently making Solar Power World’s List of Top 500 Solar Companies. For more information, visit call 1-877-GEOSUN-1 or like us on Facebook.

About Morey’s Piers

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the 2015 best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic in 2015, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit or phone 609-522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

REMINDER: Expect a text message from President Trump this afternoon


This afternoon at 2:18 PM EST, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every cell phone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

To simplify, President Trump will text you this afternoon.

There is no reason to be alarmed, and no action to be taken. Again, the messaage will simply be sent out as a test on a nationwide level (as opposed to local severe weather, flood, Amber Alert notifications, etc.).

FEMA will also test its Emergency Alert System by broadcasting the same message two minutes later at 2:20 PM on TV and radio.

The test was originally scheduled to be sent out on September 20, but was postponed due to severe weather emergency responses taking part in various parts of the country.

The text of the message to be sent out, in case you're curious (or will have your phone off) will read:
THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.”

Monday, October 1, 2018

Wildwood Crest Reacreation Fall Programs


The following is a listing of fall programs offered by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department:

Crest Recreation Trunk or Treat family event Oct. 29
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will host its annual Trunk or Treat family event for the Halloween season on Monday, October 29, at 6 PM at the Crest Pier Recreation Center. Children will dress up in their Halloween costumes and collect candy from vehicles decorated for the Halloween season. The event includes DJ entertainment, hayrides on the Wildwood Crest Bike Path, food and more. The event is free, except a small fee is required for hayrides. Owners of all participating vehicles will receive a gift and prizes will be awarded to the best-decorated vehicles. Vehicles must be registered by Friday, October 26. Call 609-523-0202 for more information.

Wildwood Crest Tiny Tumblers gymnastics program
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will host its Tiny Tumblers gymnastics program on Monday afternoons beginning October 10. Classes are open to children age 3 through grade 1. Children will attend one of two one-hour sessions each Monday, at 3:30 PM or 4:45 PM. Fee is $50 for eight sessions. Registration forms are available in person at the Crest Pier Recreation Center or online on the Recreation page at Call 609-523-0202 for more information.

Crest Recreation Adult Weight Train Class
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department offers its weight train class every Wednesday at 10 AM at the Crest Pier Recreation Center beginning October 10. This workout for adults is designed to teach the fundamentals of set weight training with a blend of low-impact cardio exercises. Beginners to advanced are welcome. Fee is $5 per class. A punch card good for any 20 Wildwood Crest fitness classes can be purchased for $80. No pre-registration is necessary. Call 609-523-0202 for more information.

Crest Recreation Adult Fitness Class
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department offers its adult fitness class every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM at the Crest Pier Recreation Center beginning October 9. This exercise class for the “Baby Boomer” generation incorporates a blend of low-impact aerobic dance steps and light weight sculpting. The workout can be easily modified to accommodate all fitness levels. Beginners to advanced are welcome. Fee is $5 per class. A punch card good for any 20 Wildwood Crest fitness classes can be purchased for $80. No pre-registration is necessary. Call 609-523-0202 for more information.

Crest Recreation Zumba Dance Class
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department offers its Zumba dance class every Saturday at 9 AM at the at the Crest Pier Recreation Center. Classes are open to men and women age 15 and older. Fee is $5 per class. A punch card good for any 20 Wildwood Crest fitness classes can be purchased for $80. No pre-registration is necessary. Call 609-523-0202 for more information.

Crest Recreation Aqua Flow Workout Class
The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department offers its aqua flow workout class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 AM at the Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool. This instructed water aerobics class is open to all adults. Fee is $5 per class. A punch card good for any 20 Wildwood Crest fitness classes can be purchased for $80. No pre-registration is necessary. Call 609-523-0202 for more information.

Crest Pier October open recreation hours
Open recreation hours for Crest Pier Recreation Center for the month of October are as follows:
Monday: 6-9 PM for high school and adults
Tuesday: 3-6 PM for grades 1-8, 6-9 PM for high school and adults
Wednesday: 3-6 PM for grades 1-8, 6-9 PM for high school and adults
Thursday: 3-6 PM for grades 1-8, 6-9 PM for high school and adults
Friday: 3-6 PM for grades 1-8, 6-8 PM for high school and adults
Saturday: 11 AM-2 PM for grades 1-8, 2-5 PM for high school and adults (island residents only)
* Note: Open recreation schedule is subject to change due to holidays, special events, etc. … Sunday open recreation hours will return this winter.

A full listing of all fall programs and activities is available on the Recreation page of the borough website at