Saturday, June 23, 2018

TODAY in the Wildwoods - Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday Night Fireworks returns TONIGHT!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Movies on the Beach lineup announced


Yesterday, we noted that Movies on the Beach will be moving to Sunday nights this summer, beginning July 15.

Today, Seaside Events released the lineup for the six-week series:


July 15  -  Star Wars: The Last Jedi
July 22  -  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
July 29  -  Jaws
August 5  -  Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
August 12  -  Ready Player One
August 19  -  Avengers: Infinity War

Movies will be shown on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM at Leaming Avenue Beach, projected onto a 30 ft. inflatable screen.

Admission opens at 7:30 PM, with movies starting at dusk. Beach chairs and blankets are encouraged, while tents, umbrellas and flags will be prohibited.

On-site vendors will sell kettlecorn, ice cream, funnel cake and more.

For additional info, follow Wildwood Movies on the Beach on Facebook or visit www.wildwoodbeachmovies.org.

Curry Inne bringing Indian cuisine to former Juan Pablo's


In terms of changes, relocations and new businesses in the Wildwoods, it's safe to say that 2018 has been the most dynamic year in recent memory.

And the hits just keep on coming...

We can now confirm that Curry Inne will soon debut at the corner of Pacific & Garfield Avenues, in the space previously occupied by Juan Pablo's Margarita Bar.

The new entry will be - to our knowledge - the first Indian restaurant on the island.

Crews are presently completing interior work, and an opening date is expected to be announced soon.

Baker Avenue beach parking lot set to open this weekend


The City of Wildwood announced earlier today that its new beach parking lot at Baker Avenue will open for business this Saturday, June 23.

The lot will be open daily to vehicles with 4 wheel drive between 10 AM and 6 PM (weather permitting) through Labor Day Weekend.

Access to the beach parking area is located at Baker Avenue & Boardwalk.

The fee for parking is $10.00  per day, per vehicle (no re-entry allowed) and $20.00 per day for specific special events.

The beach parking area is restricted to a 100' x 800' designated lot and does not allow vehicles to travel to the oceanfront bathing area.

Wildwood Historical Society opens for 55th season



PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD
— In 1963, the Wildwood Historical Society was established by city historian George Boyer, who arranged a small exhibit on the second floor of city hall 55 years ago.

Through the years, generous visitors donated so many artifacts that the collection grew too big for the space. Since 1991, the George F. Boyer Museum has operated at 3907 Pacific Avenue.

The museum, which boasts a collection of thousands of historic Wildwood photographs and artifacts from Hunt’s Pier, Zaberer’s Restaurant, and dozens of doo-wop motels is now operating during their summer hours, Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM.

“The museum is a must-see for anyone who loves Wildwood,” said historical society president Al Brannen. “Visitors say that reliving happy childhood memories is the best feeling in the world, and that’s what we’re all about.”

The museum has photos of nearly every address in town from 1960, thanks to a donation of vintage city tax record photos. Visitors can see what their house or property looked like almost 60 years ago.

“This is my paradise,” said volunteer Kathi Johnson. “I look forward to coming to the museum more than going on vacation.”

Visitors can buy a piece of the Wildwood Boardwalk at the George Boyer Museum. Historical society volunteers brand pieces of weathered boards salvaged from the boardwalk in an ongoing fundraiser to purchase a new roof for the museum.

The boards sell for $15, and visitors can buy them on wildwoodhistoricalmuseum.com/shop or pick their own in the museum.

Another ongoing fundraiser is the Wildwood Historical Society brick campaign. Supporters can commemorate loved ones by purchasing an engraved brick to be placed in the museum’s walkway.

“It’s just nice to make people smile, and that’s what we do,” said museum manager Pam Bross.

Museum admission is free, but donations keep the Wildwood Historical Society in operation.

For more information, visit their website at wildwoodhistoricalmuseum.com or follow them on social media at facebook.com/wwhistoricalsociety, Instagram.com/wildwoodhistoricalsociety, or twitter.com/wwhistoricalsoc.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Boot Camp, Movies & Music in Downtown Wildwood!


PRESS RELEASE

Wildwood, NJ – Starting on June 25th, morning Fitness and evening Movies and Music will take place at Byrne Plaza – 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood!

In partnership with the Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID), Atilas Gym will host a Bootcamp style training program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.

This program will be made up of time-based interval circuits. All fitness levels can participate by working the circuits at their own intensity level. Each circuit will mix cardio moves with multi-joint strength exercises so you torch the maximum amount of calories while toning every inch.

The cost per class is $5.

Free Family Movies in the Plaza will be held on Tuesday nights at 8:30 beginning on June 26.

Bring your beach chair or blanket and check out this great schedule:

June 26  –  Coco 
July 3  –  Lego Batman 
July 10  –  Ferdinand
July 17  –  Paddington 2
July 24  –  Tangled
July 31  –  Despicable Me 3
August 14  –  The Lorax 
August 21  –  Aladdin

Free weekly Music in the Plaza kicks off on Thursday, June 28. Check out this line up – all concert time are 7:30 to 9 PM on Thursday nights, unless otherwise noted: 

June 28  –  Dirty Dozen Dance Band 
July 5  –  The Juliano Brothers 
July 12  –  Chicago 9 
July 18  –  The Chatterband – WED.
July 19  –  The Infernos
July 26  –  Stellar Mojo
August 2  –  The Business 
August 9  –  South Philly String Band
August 16  –  Roundhouse Band 
August 23  –  Bullzeye 
August 30  –  Hi Fidelity Band & The Hi Fi Horns

Check out the Wildwood Business Improvement District online at www.DOOWW.com, where you’ll find the complete list of events scheduled for Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood.

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TODAY in the Wildwoods - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wildwood Crest again offers extensive outdoor fitness class schedule


PRESS RELEASE 

WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Department’s popular outdoor fitness class schedule is already underway and there is still more to come.

Outdoor Zumba classes are held each Monday and Saturday at Centennial Park at 8:30 AM through Saturday, September 8.

New Boot Camp fitness classes are held each Sunday at Centennial Park at 8:30 AM through Sunday, September 2.

Beach Pier Fitness Classes are set to begin Saturday, June 30 and will run through Sunday, August 26. Classes are held at 8:30 AM each day on the Beach Pier at Heather Road.

The Beach Pier Fitness Class schedule for 2018 is as follows: Sunday – Tai Chi; Monday and Friday – Pilates; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – Aerobics/Interval Training.

Sunset yoga classes are set to begin Monday, July 2, and will be held every Monday through Thursday at 7:30 PM through Thursday, August 2.

Classes take place along the berm at Sunset Lake at Miami and New Jersey avenues. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel.

Cost is $5 for any one Wildwood Crest fitness class. A punch card good for any 20 classes can be purchased for $80.

No pre-registration is necessary. Attendees should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing.

Call 609-523-0202 for more information.

Seaport Pier grand opening postponed due to construction delays


We have received word that the grand opening of Seaport Pier, originally scheduled for this Friday, has been postponed.

The following announcement comes from the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce:

The Seaport Pier Grand Opening scheduled for Friday, June 22 at 4 PM has been cancelled due to construction delays.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. The owners and operators of Seaport Pier are committed to making this new attraction perfect for all of our guests.

We will celebrate this wonderful addition to the Wildwoods and the Wildwood Boardwalk in the very near future.


On Deck: Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer


The expansive Wildwood beach will host another of its "spectacle events" this weekend, when Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer returns on Saturday and Sunday.

Over 1,000 teams will take to the sands for the LARGEST sand soccer tournament in the world, with competition stretched out between Poplar and Spencer Avenues.

Believe us, it's quite a sight - and a lot of fun!

Games will take place between 8 AM - 6 PM both days, and are FREE to spectators.

For additional information, visit www.CapeExpress.com.

For tournament inquiries, email beachblastsoccer@comcast.net.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

TODAY in the Wildwoods - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Movies on the Beach moving to Sunday nights, will begin July 15th


Seaside Events, which will be running Movies on the Beach this summer, announced today that the popular series will moving from Thursdays to Sundays.

They will begin on July 15 and run through August 19.

(The full schedule is expected to be released on Tuesday, June 26.)

Movies will be shown on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM at Leaming Avenue Beach.

Each week, a "new and popular movie rated G, PG or PG-13" will be projected onto a 30ft inflatable screen.

Admission opens at 7:30 PM, with movies starting at dusk. Beach chairs and blankets are encouraged, while tents, umbrellas and flags will be prohibited.

On-site vendors will sell kettlecorn, ice cream, funnel cake and more.

Follow Wildwood Movies on the Beach on Facebook for additional details and updates.

On Deck: North Wildwood Italian-American Festival


North Wildwood's annual celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music takes place this weekend - Friday, Saturday & Sunday - along Olde New Jersey Avenue.

The festival will feature over 40 authentic Italian-American food and merchandise vendors, children's games, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, face painting, grape stomping, olive tree signings, raffles, live entertainment and more.

A procession in honor of Saint Anthony will take place on Friday at 6 PM, with Bobby Rydell serving as Grand Marshal.

Festival hours are:

Friday, June 22  -  4 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, June 23  -  10 AM to 10 PM
Sunday, June 24  -  10 AM to 6 PM

For more details call 609-408-5793 or visit http://www.NorthWildwood.com or www.kofc2572.org.