Saturday, August 19, 2017

Today in the Wildwoods - Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wildwood City Wide Yardsale today, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Attention, all bargain and treasure hunters!

The Wildwood City Wide Yardsale runs today from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 29 homes in Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest taking part.

To view a map of officially registered locations, click HERE.

Printed copies are also available at Wildwood City Hall, 4400 New Jersey Avenue.

For more information, visit www.WildwoodYardsale.com.

Friday, August 18, 2017

ADVISORY: Friday Night Fireworks POSTPONED; rescheduled for Sunday night @ 10 p.m.


Tonight's Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach has been POSTPONED due to forecasted thunderstorms.

The show has been rescheduled for this Sunday night, August 20, at 10 p.m.

For further information on Friday Night Fireworks and other Boardwalk events/activities, visit www.DOOWW.com.


ADVISORY: Tonight's 2U concert at Centennial Park POSTPONED

This evening's scheduled concert featuring U2 tribute band 2U at Centennial Park has been postponed again due to the threat of thunderstorms.

The band is now scheduled to play on Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series show featuring Don't Call Me Francis is still set for 7:30 p.m. (Saturday, August 19).

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Morey's Piers Strikes Up the Oompah Band for Annual Oktoberfest Weekends

PRESS RELEASE

OktoberRest Stay Package Available at 
Blue Palms Resort and Starlux Hotel

This fall, Morey’s Piers brings a taste of Oktoberfest to the Wildwoods boardwalk with special German themed menus, an outdoor “biergarten,” live entertainment, a kids “Rootbier Garten” activity area and much more.

Oktoberfest festivities will take place at Mariner’s Pier located at Schellenger Avenue and the boardwalk for three consecutive weekends: September 22-24; September 29-October 1; and October 6-8.

New this year, Oktoberfest three-day ride wristbands valid from Friday-Sunday are available for purchase.

Online prices are $39.95 for guests 48” inches and taller; $34.95 for those under 48”and include a $5.00 food and beverage credit per wristband. For the first time Morey’s Piers is offering guests the Oktoberfest Pass to use throughout all three Oktoberfest weekends. Each ride wristband has a $10.00 food and beverage credit and is $59.95 for guests 48” inches and taller; $54.95 for those under 48”.

Specially priced Oktoberfest ride wristbands will be available for purchase online starting Thursday, August 24 through October 8 at www.moreyspiers.com/tix and include a bonus $5.00 food and beverage credit. Guests who purchase during the first 48-hours from August 24 to 26 will receive a double food and beverage credit for a total of $10.00 per wristband.

Boozy milkshakes from the Serpent Sweats food stand are a new treat for Oktoberfest. In addition to the regular menu, Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more.

On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment from The Oompah-Delics on Saturdays and Sundays. Additional bands will perform on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Beer lovers can purchase a souvenir 25 oz. bier stein for $19.95 at Jumbo’s biergarten which includes the first draft fill.

A kid’s zone with a “Rootbier Garten” will be set-up near the Wave Swinger from noon to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities including a pumpkin and cookie decorating station. Wristband holders 12 years old and under will receive a free souvenir root beer cup with first fill free. Prices per kid activity vary.

Available the weekends of September 29 and October 30, and October 6 and 7, Blue Palms Resort and Starlux Hotel are offering OktoberRest stay packages that include a two-night stay for up to four people (in one room), three-day ride wristband (valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to Morey’s Piers for up to four people and a $5.00 food and beverage credit on each wristband.

Prices start at $245 per stay at the Blue Palms Resort and $258 per stay at the Starlux Hotel. Rooms subject to availability; price does not include hotel tax. To book, call 609-522-0606.  For more information, visit http://hotels.moreyspiers.com/bluepalms/promotions.

Single day Oktoberfest ride wristbands purchased online start at $24.95 for guests 48” inches and taller and $19.95 for those under 48”and include a bonus $5.00 food and beverage credit per wristband. Ride passes are also available for purchase onsite: guests 48” and taller are $29.95 on Saturday and $24.95 on Friday/Sunday, guests under 48” are priced at $24.95 for Saturday and $19.95 on Friday/Sunday.

Pricing does not include tax/fees. For advance purchase, www.moreyspiers.com/tix.

Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5:00pm to 11:00pm on Fridays; 12:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturdays; 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. For more information on Morey’s Oktoberfest offerings, visit www.moreyspiers.com/Oktoberfest.

For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.

About Morey’s Piers

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Today in the Wildwoods - Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Mariner's Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Adventure Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Duffy String Band Parade
Tonight's boardwalk parade features Duffy String Band, kicking off from 16th Avenue at 7:30 p.m., and heading south toward the Wildwoods Convention Center. For more info, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Harlem Globetrotters
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters return to the Wildwoods Convention Center for four nightly games at 7 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday this week. For more information, click HERE or visit www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood.

Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Skills Clinic
The Globetrotters are offering a 2-hour Basketball Skills Clinic at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m. until noon daily. The clinic is led by Globetrotters players and is designed to take fans ages 6 to 12 behind the magic of the Globetrotters' skills, and participants will also learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy. For more info, visit www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood.

FREE Downtown Wildwood Movie Night 
Downtown Movie Nights continues tonight at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.) with Moana, at the Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market Lot at 3501 Pacific Avenue. Bring a blanket or beach chair. FREE parking is available behind the movie lot - enter on Oak or Schellenger Avenues. Come early and enjoy dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants before the show. For more info, visit www.DOOWW.com.

Kids Karaoke & FREE Movie
Kids karaoke (with prizes) and a free movie at Flow House, Cedar Avenue & Boardwalk, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Featuring Star Wars: Rogue One. For more info, call 609-729-5600 or visit www.flowhousewildwood.com.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
The Crest Summer Music Series rolls along with a Wednesday night performance featuring Street Life Serenade (Billy Joel Tribute) at 7:30 p.m. The concert series is held at Centennial Park, located at Ocean Avenue & Fern Rd. Show is FREE. For more info, call 609-523-0202 or www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE event. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Yoga on the Beach
Beach classes will be held this morning at 9 a.m. behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Bring a beach towel or mat, and look for the yellow and black yoga flag; classes are $5 each. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.


Coming Up...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FREE Downtown Movie "Moana" rescheduled for tomorrow night

Due to the threat of inclement weather, tonight's FREE Downtown Wildwood Movie showing of Moana has been postponed until tomorrow night, Wednesday August 16.

The movie will begin at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.) and will be held at the lot at Pacific & Schellenger Avenues.

Bring a beach chair or blanket. Plenty of free parking will be available behind the lot.

For more information, check out www.DOOWW.com.

Today in the Wildwoods - Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Mariner's Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Adventure Pier: 4 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Boardwalk Parade
Tonight's parade features the Main Stage Harmony Performers, kicking off from 16th Avenue at 7:30 p.m., and heading south toward the Wildwoods Convention Center. For more info, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Doo Wop Back to the 50s Neon Night Tours
See the best of the Wildwoods' Doo Wop Style landmarks, while a guide in Fifties attire recounts popular culture of the '50s and '60s. The tour boards outside the Doo Wop Experience, 4500 Ocean Avenue, at 8 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under. Call 609-523-1958 to reserve tickets or visit www.doowopusa.org.

* FREE Downtown Wildwood Movie Night - POSTPONED until tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16
Downtown Movie Nights continues tonight at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.) with Moana, at the Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market Lot at 3501 Pacific Avenue. Bring a blanket or beach chair. FREE parking is available behind the movie lot - enter on Oak or Schellenger Avenues. Come early and enjoy dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants before the show. For more info, visit www.DOOWW.com.

Trivia Night at Flow House
A night of trivia and fun at the Flow House Wildwood Bar & Grille, located at Cedar Avenue and Boardwalk, from 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Drink and food specials will be available. For more info, call 609-729-5600 or visit www.flowhousewildwood.com/live-entertainment.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE event. For more information, call 413-454-4523.


Coming Up...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Today in the Wildwoods - Monday, August 14, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Mariner's Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Adventure Pier: 4 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade Parade
Weeknight Boardwalk parades begin tonight when the Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade kicks off from 16th Avenue at 7:30 p.m., and heads south toward the Wildwoods Convention Center. For more info, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Wedding of the Sea
Norte Dame de la Mer Parish invites all to the vigil of the Assumption of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by the procession down to the beach and the Wedding of the Sea. Music and singing to begin at 4 p.m. Bishop Sullivan will start mass at 4:30 p.m. at St. Ann Church, 2901 Atlantic Ave. Immediately following the mass, all are invited to join the procession of Mary and her Mysteries of the Rosary through the streets of Wildwood, over the Boardwalk and down to the ocean. Beach transportation will be available for those in need. At the water’s edge, all will take witness to the Wedding of the Sea in which Bishop Sullivan will bless the ocean and all its inhabitants. Holy water bottles will be available for purchase in the vestibule of St. Ann Church. Please contact Jude Kelly at 609-972-9051 or Judekellylovescandles@gmail.com with any questions concerns, or interest in taking part of the celebration.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE event. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Yoga on the Beach
Beach classes will be held this morning at 9 a.m. behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Bring a beach towel or mat, and look for the yellow and black yoga flag; classes are $5 each. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.


Coming Up...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Today in the Wildwoods - Sunday, August 13, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: noon to midnight
Mariner's Pier: noon to midnight
Adventure Pier: 2 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Baseball on the Beach
Baseball returns to the beaches of the Wildwoods this weekend, for ages 9-12. Competition will be held on four different fields between Andrews and Rio Grande Avenues. Games will take place today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A second tournament will take place August 18-20. For more information, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com.

Fox Park Amphitheater Concert
Tonight's FREE outdoor all-ages show features Jimmy Lee & Night Fever (tribute to the Sound of Philadelphia) and Rainere Martin (tribute to Donna Summer). The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Park Amphitheater, located at Ocean & Burk Avenues. For more info, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodNJ.org.

North Wildwood Flea Market
Finds of all kinds, with tables stretched for 11 blocks along JFK Boulevard, from 2nd to 13th Avenues. The flea market will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 609-780-1200 or visit www.northwildwood.com.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE event. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Rebel Image Tattoo presents a full blown tattoo expo and show in the Wildwoods Convention Center. It's a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events - major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, and so much more. Today is the event's final day, running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $20 per day (children under 12 are free.) For more info call 609.972.6671 or visit www.WildwoodTattoo.com for a detailed schedule of events.

Yoga on the Beach
Beach classes will be held this morning at 9 a.m. behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Bring a beach towel or mat, and look for the yellow and black yoga flag; classes are $5 each. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.


Coming Up...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Today in the Wildwoods - Saturday, August 12, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: noon to midnight
Mariner's Pier: noon to midnight
Adventure Pier: 2 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Annual SOCS Survivors of Cancer Fundraiser
Annual beverage and buffet fundraising event for survivors of cancer, held at the The Blue Water Grille at the Bolero Resort (3320 Atlantic Avenue) from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. $20 donation. Your help supports local Cape May County canner patients in treatment. For more info, call 609-465-7655 or visit www.survivorsofcancer.org.

Baseball on the Beach - CANCELLED today
Due to current weather and water ponding on the fields, today's tournament has been cancelled. A revised schedule for tomorrow's (Sunday) games is expected to be released around noon today.
For more information, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com.

Concerts Under the Stars Series
North Wildwood's FREE outdoor concert continues at the Lou Booth Amphitheater (2nd & Ocean) this evening with Almost Cher (Tribute to Cher) at 8 p.m. The concert will be held, rain or shine. For more info, call 609-522-7722 or 800-882-7787, or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market
Open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market features a host of vendors selling farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, homemade baked goods, honey, wine nuts, soaps and much more. Live music from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., strolling childrens' entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast every week. FREE parking is available. For more info, call 609-523-1601 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Jus Nice Sneaker Convention
A gathering of the growing "SneakerHead" community offering the chance to buy, sell and trade some of the most unique and most sought after sneakers. Event is for all ages and will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center from noon - 5 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ Cree and sneaker legend Mayor will be in the house all day. For more info, 609-305-3658 or visit www.AlwaysDopeInc.com.

Wildwood Crest Summer Series
Tonight's FREE outdoor all-ages show features Jamison Celtic Rock (pop/rock with an Irish twist)! The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road & Ocean Avenue. For more info, call 609-523-0202 or check out www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE event. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Rebel Image Tattoo presents a full blown tattoo expo and show in the Wildwoods Convention Center. It's a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events - major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, and so much more. Today's event hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; tomorrow is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $20 per day (children under 12 are free.) For more info call 609.972.6671 or visit www.WildwoodTattoo.com for a detailed schedule of events.


Coming Up...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Today in the Wildwoods - Friday, August 11, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Mariner's Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Adventure Pier: 4 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Baseball on the Beach
Baseball returns to the beaches of the Wildwoods this weekend, for ages 9-12. Competition will be held on four different fields between Andrews and Rio Grande Avenues. Today features a home run derby. Games will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A second tournament will take place August 18-20. For more information, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com.

FREE Movies on the Beach
Tonight's feature is The Sandlot, on the beach at Leaming Avenue. Movie starts at dusk. Bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy the show on a giant 30-foot inflatable screen. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the show. For more information, call 609-224-4682 or visit www.boardwalkentco.com/movies.

Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach
The weekly fireworks extravaganza launches from the beach at Pine Avenue at 10 p.m. The show is visible from almost anywhere on the Boardwalk, and many places around the island. Rain date is Sunday night at 10 p.m. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE event. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Rebel Image Tattoo presents a full blown tattoo expo and show in the Wildwoods Convention Center. It's a weekend full of incredible artistry and fun events - major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, and so much more, starting today from noon - 11 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $20 per day or $40 for all 3 days (children under 12 are free.) For more info call 609.972.6671 or visit www.WildwoodTattoo.com for a detailed schedule of events.

Yoga on the Beach
Beach classes will be held this morning at 9 a.m. behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Bring a beach towel or mat, and look for the yellow and black yoga flag; classes are $5 each. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.


Coming Up...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Report: Major Boardwalk revamp in the works


A major structural overhaul of the Boardwalk is in the planning stages, according to a report today from The Press of Atlantic City.

While no specific details or timetable has been made public, Wildwood and North Wildwood officials are looking into solutions to replace sections of rotting wood and concrete supports.

As the report notes, renovation will be no easy task and is likely to be done in phases, perhaps over the course of several years. The estimated cost to replace just one block of boards is $800,000 to $1 million.

One section of boards that will not need refurbishment is the stretch between Oak and Schellenger Avenues, which was replaced with Ipe wood (including screws and no nails) back in 2009 and 2010.

Materials to be used in future replacements remains unknown.

We will continue to follow this story and further developments in the weeks and months to come...

Cape May Horror Writer to Publish Short Story Collection


PRESS RELEASE

Horror writer Mark W. Curran, a former resident of Wildwood, is set to publish his Cape May-themed short story collection, 'The Witches of Wildwood: Cape May Horror Stories and other Scary Tales from the Jersey Shore' on September 15, 2017.

The book, scheduled to be released in hardback, contains ten stories and a novella all set entirely in Cape May County, with Wildwood as the central setting.

Curran, a writer and filmaker now residing in Los Angeles, called Wildwood his home during the 1980's when he worked as a musician playing drums in local Wildwood clubs such as Cozy Morley's Club Avalon in and The Club Lincoln on Atlantic Ave, all since demolished.

 "The eighties were an interesting time in Wildwood," Curran recalls, "we were winding down from the heyday of the thriving sixties and seventies, a cultural shift was taking place, the decaying structures of previous seasons were crumbling. A perfect setting for horror and suspense."

Curran incorporates many familiar local haunts into his stories, including Wildwood's famous boardwalk, Fun Pier, Mack's Pizza, and references to the town's celebrated doo-wop motels and googie architecture.

 Among the stories are tales of modern day witches, zombies, haunted attractions, and even a Jersey Devil.

 "Though the stories are classified as horror, there are strong suspense and fantasy elements in the writing, as well as a healthy dose of humor. It's fun reading for all ages, even if you are not a horror fan," Curran says.

About The Book:

Last Anglesea Night Market of the summer tonight, 4 - 10 p.m.

The fourth and final Anglesea Night Market food truck festival of the summer will take place this afternoon, and well into the night.

The event takes place along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Anglesea Night Market features a collection of award-winning food trucks and gourmet food vendors, in addition to high end crafters, live music, art, yoga and more.

See accompanying graphic for a list of tonight's trucks.

FREE jitney service to the North Wildwood Entertainment District starts at 6 p.m., and will run along Surf Avenue from 1st to 26th Avenues. It will then turn up 26th Ave. to New Jersey Ave. and head down New Jersey Ave. to the festival area.

For more information, call 609-318-4504 or visit www.AngleseaNightMarket.com.