Tuesday, June 28, 2022

West Wildwood rental property to offer "Pay What You Can" promotion for summer vacations

Vacationing is tough this year, but The West Side wants to help families on a budget...


WEST WILDWOOD - A rental property in West Wildwood named The West Side is offering a never before heard of promotion for Wildwood vacationers. With the cost of gas, food, and travel increasing, Wildwood vacations are becoming more difficult for many families. The West Side has created the “Pay What You Can” promotion to help and all reasonable offers are considered. 

The property located at 650 W Glenwood Ave was purchased at the end of May by Jim Schickling, a US Navy disabled veteran. The first floor includes 3 bedrooms with 2 queen beds, and twin bunk beds, plus a futon for sleeping arrangements. Two bathrooms make it easy for families to get ready. A dining room plus eat in kitchen, living room plus sunroom, front and back porches, off street parking, AC, wifi, Roku TV and more are included in the home. 

Schickling remembers his family trips to the shore as a kid, and knows that’s not something others should miss out on.

“When I put the property up for rent I saw things were different. There are many families that used to come to the Wildwoods for a week that can now only afford 2-4 days,” said Schickling. “I saw budgets were all over the place, and that’s why I decided to help with this promotion.”

Booking with the “Pay What You Can” promotion is easy. Guests simply visit the website, complete the contact form with dates and budget, and The West Side team will be in touch to find a trip. All reasonable offers will be considered and most dates are available for the promotion. Similar properties go for $279-$399 per night. Accepted bookings require payment within 24 hours of confirmation, renters must be over the age of 25, and no pets are permitted.

“We will review every message and see what we can do. I expect most people to be able to take advantage of this program,” said Schickling. “If we get a budget that is too small for the dates selected, we will suggest a shorter stay or alternate dates to help accommodate. I really want to make this work and if guests are flexible, so am I.”

The offer is only accessible through thewestsiderental.com/offer.

Renters not on a budget can instantly book on The West Side website or AirBNB, which “pays it forward” for the property to offer this promotion.

Monday, June 27, 2022

The Wildwoods crown the King and Queen of Marbles at the 99th Annual National Marbles Tournament


THE WILDWOODS - The Wildwoods concluded the 99th Annual National Marbles Tournament on Thursday, June 23 with the crowing of the King and Queen of Marbles.

Jessica Johnson of Wildwood was crowned "Queen" and Girl's National Marbles Champion, and became the first girl's champion from New Jersey to win the title. Johnson played her teammate, Evelyn Merino, also of Wildwood, in a best-of-15 game final match. Todd Kmiecik, of Middletown, Maryland, claimed the boys title against Wildwood's Marco Juarez.

Champion marble shooters from across the country gathered in the Wildwoods to compete in the 99th Annual National Marbles Tournament on Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23, all vying for the title of "King" and "Queen" of Marbles.

Players selected from local tournaments held in cities throughout the United States reunited in the Wildwoods, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, for four days of serious marble competition and fun on the island's award-winning beach and nationally recognized boardwalk. 

The "Mibsters" (male and female marble players ages 8-14) competed for national honors, college scholarships, as well as an array of other prizes and awards during the annual tournament.

More than 1,200 games of marbles were played throughout the tournament at Ringer Stadium, located on the beach at Wildwood Avenue in Wildwood, NJ, with the top eight shooters advancing to the semi-finals competition. Johnson, Merino, Kmiecik and Juarez competed in a "Best of 15" series for the championship.

The marbles game in which competitors will participate is called "Ringer." It is played by placing 13 marbles in the form of an "X" in a 10-foot circle, with players then alternating shots to knock marbles out of the ring. The winner is the individual who is first to shoot seven marbles out of the ring.

For additional information, visit www.NationalMarblesTournament.org message or call 412-913-1184.

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

Friday, June 24, 2022

Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival celebrates 10th year on Friday, July 8th


THE WILDWOODS - Families, friends and kids of all ages who love playing in the sand should start making plans to attend the 10th Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday, July 8 from 9 am - 2 pm on the beach next to the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road.

Grab your buckets and shovels and get ready to create works of art. Making sand castles at the beach has been a fun summertime family activity since the first shell washed ashore, and now this great American pastime returns to Wildwood Crest in the form of a festival for the 10th straight year.

Fun activities will be featured at this year's festival including a magic variety show at 10:30 am, beach games, as well as live music featuring the Mike Shackleton Band at 11 am.

The contest is being organized in conjunction with Can You Dig It Sand Tools and is directed by internationally known sand sculptor Matt Long. 

Long is a regular competitor at master competitions, including the World Championships of Sand Sculpting, and is an original cast member of the former Travel Channel Show Sand Masters. Long's career in sand sculpting began right here in South Jersey at amateur events like this one.

Long will begin creating his own massive sand sculpture at the festival site in the days prior to the event.

Registration for the contest is FREE and will begin at 9 am on the day of the event. Pre-registration can also be done by emailing matt@sandsculptor.com.

Sculptures will be judged on creativity, execution, composition and overall presentation. Prizes and awards will be presented to the top three winners in each category. There will also be a People's Choice award for Best on the Beach, where the winner is voted by spectator ballot. 

To ensure a level playing field, the contest will have six separate divisions ranging from solo youth and youth groups to solo adult and adult teams. For the sixth straight year, there will also be a pro-am division for participants with more sand sculpting experience.

For additional information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.

New! Downtown Wildwood makes Fridays extra fun at Byrne Plaza


THE WILDWOODS - Fridays in the Wildwoods are always fun, and Fun Fridays at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood will give you another reason to enjoy the kickoff of your weekend in the resort destination!

The Wildwood Business Improvement District has scheduled Fun Fridays on five Friday evenings in Byrne Plaza this summer. The dates are July 1, 15, 29 and August 5 and 19. Byrne Plaza is located just two blocks from the Wildwoods Boardwalk at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood.

Each Fun Friday will offer an assortment of vendors for your shopping pleasure. The Cove in Wildwood will be the official on-site adult beverage vendor and Bannon's Hot Dog cart will be selling their delicious hot dogs and cold drinks. The vendors will be ready by 6 pm so be sure to arrive early to shop and grab something to eat and drink before the live music begins.

If hot dogs are not your thing, Alumni Grill, 3421 Island Grill, Dragon House and Romeo's Pizza are just a few of the many Downtown Wildwood eateries nearby, offering something for everyone within walking distance from Byrne Plaza.

The non-food vendors will be selling original artwork - some framed, some on note cards, all extra special!

Each week, Deerwood Flower Farm will have bouquets of hand-tied cut flowers and mason jars of cut flowers. You will also find beautiful jewelry, serving trays, cutting boards, bags, belts and wallets, hand-blown glass pieces and more one-of-a-kind offerings.

A variety of live music is on the schedule, including:

July 1  -  Love Affair Band
July 15  -  Just In Time Trio
July 29  -  Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra
August 5  -  The John Walter Band
August 19  -  Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra

Fun Friday vendors and yard games will be set up by 6 pm and live music will play from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Gather your friends and family and bring your beach chair or blanket to Fun Fridays in Downtown Wildwood!

Parking is always FREE for Byrne Plaza events in the lots behind the shops; on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak and Schellenger Avenues, and on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues.

Stay in the know about all the great Byrne Plaza events as well as everything happening in Downtown Wildwood. Find us online at www.DOOWW.com, on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea, Instagram @wildwood_by_the_sea and Twitter @DoWildwoodNJ.

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

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Jersey Shore Spikefest hits the sand in the Wildwoods - Saturday, July 9th


THE WILDWOODS - Morey's Piers is proud to partner with Tri-State Roundnet to bring America's newest and fastest net game to the beaches of the Wildwoods during the Jersey Shore Spikefest - Saturday, July 9.

Inspired by elements of volleyball and four-square, Roundnet is quickly becoming one of America's fastest-growing sports.

Jersey Shore Spikefest will be held at Morey's PigDog Beach Bar, located on the beach at the end of Mariner's Landing Pier at Schellenger Avenue.

The game of Roundnet is played between two teams of two people. Players are positioned at four points around the net, with partners located at neighboring positions. One player serves the ball across the net to the opposing team member. The opposing team then has three hits to return the ball to to the net. After the serve, there are no boundaries of play.

Participants are free to run, set and spike the ball from anywhere around the net. Play continues until a team fails to return the ball or the ball hits a rim piece, at which point the point ends, and the other team receives one point.

For more information on Spikefest, visit www.MoreysPiers.com/event/spikefest.

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Gym at 10th Street to host open house this weekend

The new owners of the iconic North Wildwood fitness facility look forward to showcasing renovations and updates on Saturday, June 25 from 9 - 11 am...


NORTH WILDWOOD - Hundreds of hours of planning will come together this Saturday, June 25 from 9 - 11 am as the new owners of The Gym at 10th show off their upgrades. Stacie and Ron Tedesco purchased the much loved, iconic property this spring and with the open house plan to show the community how The Gym at 10th Street is both retaining what has made it a success and updating for the future. 

On Saturday, guests will have the opportunity to meet the owners, staff and fitness trainers, as well as take a personalized tour through the gym to see updates and new health and fitness offerings.

Group fitness class instructors of Zumba, Barre, Bootcamp, Pilates, Spin and more will be on site to promote the new daily classes at the gym and new personal training opportunities. The Gym at 10th is also happy to introduce a new partner nutritionist to the team who will be available during the open house. 

During the event, patrons will be able to participate in a free outdoor Bootcamp class that starts at 9:30 am, to get an idea of what group fitness is like at The Gym at 10th.

The purpose of the open house is to not only showcase the cosmetic changes made to the gym, but introduce the community to the new leaders and partners of The Gym at 10th. The Tedescos have taken on The Gym as a family, and together with their daughters have a goal to personally interact with as many members and prospective members as possible, to keep the community orientation of the gym.

From fresh paint and driftwood walls, to a new digital membership and booking system and an expanded roster of group fitness classes, the Tedescos have taken great leaps in building on The Gym at 10. 

Fresh cold brew coffee, healthy breakfast options and updates to the popular protein shake bar have been made as well, now with a new name of For Shore Energy Cafe, that will continue to expand in the next few months. New offerings will be made available for tasting this weekend.

"We know how loved The Gym is and we wanted to keep so many of its great features intact," said co-owner Ron Tedesco. "We are very much preserving what everyone loves about The Gym at 10th and bringing a fresh twist on the look, the offerings, and the membership options. I

t was our goal to bring the Gym up to the industry standards to that we can showcase that North Wildwood has an ideal fitness facility to maintian your health and fitness routine while at the Shore, which will bring in more guests from out of town to get a good workout and support the city's businesses afterwards."

The Gym at 10th is located at 1003 New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The Open House is this Saturday, June 25 from 9 - 11 am. Summer hours are Monday- Saturday, 4 am - 10 pm, and on Sunday from 7 am - 6 pm. 

Group fitness classes are every day for members and non members. Membership, class and daily passes can be found online at www.thegymat10th.com.

The Wildwoods host Battle on the Beach Flag Football Tournament - Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10


THE WILDWOODS - A Flag Football tournament unlike any other!

Morey's Piers is a proud sponsor of the Battle on the Beach Flag Football Tournament taking place on the Wildwoods' FREE beaches - Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. This awesome summer beach event features five versus five beach flag football for boys and girls 5-17 years old and adults.

This tournament is open to any youth travel, recreation or other team from any organization that meets the age standards. Premier, Travel and Recreation divisions will be established to accommodate any team that wants to join in the Battle on the Beach fun.

Divisions for tournament will be formed by age using the Spring 2021 age designations as follows:

  • Youth Divisions (based on child's age on May 1, 2022) - Age Groups: 5-7 years, 8-9 years, 10-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-17 years, 18+ years
  • The oldest person on the roster shall determine the age group for any team. Youth players can play up in older Youth divisions only. However, players may not play down.
  • Teams/Divisions are age-based only! All are welcome, teams can be co-ed, all boys or all girls. This will not determine the bracket you are placed in.

Rosters and proof of age will be required at registration; player cards will be accepted for travel teams; a copy of birth certificate will be required for all non-carded youth players. Trophies will be provided for first-place finishers in all divisions, medals for second.

Each team will receive ten multi-day passes valid for the weekend at Morey's Piers Amusements & Water Parks as part of their registration fee. Passes are good for admission to both Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Water Parks, AND all three Morey's Piers amusement piers (Adventure, Mariner's and Surfside Piers). 

Teams will also get two bonus days on Friday and Monday to enjoy the rides and water parks.

For more information or to register a team, visit www.moreyspiers.com/event/flag-football. For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Wildwoods celebrate July 4th Weekend with jam-packed family fun and entertainment


THE WILDWOODS - The Fourth of July weekend celebration in the Wildwoods is filled with events and live entertainment - many of them FREE to attend - and a fireworks spectacular unlike any other at the Jersey Shore. Whether you're visiting the Wildwoods for a long weekend or staying for the whole week, there's always fun to be had!

Anglesea Night Market & Food Truck Event
Thursday, June 30
Enjoy some of the best food from the region and everything North Wildwood has to offer! The event runs from 5 - 10 pm and will feature award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high-end crafters, live music, art and all the excitement of the North Wildwood Entertainment District. For more information, call 609-318-4504 or visit www.AngleseaNightMarket.com.

Music in the Plaza
Thursday, June 30
Enjoy a FREE concert from 7:30 - 9 pm at Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. Bring your dancing shoes, as well as a blanket or beach chair. This week's live entertainment is the "Chicago Nine." Come early for dinner at one of our many downtown restaurants and stay late to check out the local bars and ice cream parlors. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Boardwalk Parades
Thursday, June 30 and Monday, July 4
Enjoy the Boardwalk Parades throughout the summer with a variety of strolling musical entertainment. Parades run Monday through Thursday nights beginning at 7:30 pm starting at 16th Avenue marking south on the Boardwalk and delighting crowds along the route to its ending location at the Wildwoods Convention Center. On Thursday, June 30, the parade will feature a Philadelphia string band. On Monday, July 4, the parade will feature the Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade.

Downtown Wildwood Fun Fridays with the Love Affair Band
Friday, July 1
Start your weekend at Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood, at Fun Fridays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Bring your chair and enjoy the FREE entertainment outdoors in Downtown Wildwood. There will be a live band, food and drink vendors, lawn games and more. Friday, July 1st's entertainment is the Love Affair Band. Keep the party going and visit one of our great Downtown Wildwood restaurants and bars afterwards. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Friday Night Fireworks Spectacular
Friday, July 1
Kick off the weekend every Friday on the Wildwoods Boardwalk with Friday Night Fireworks at 10 pm! The fireworks will be launched from the beach at Pine Avenue and will be visible from anywhere on the Boardwalk. Or bring a blanket or beach chair to the Pine Avenue beach and watch the fireworks up close as they explode overhead for a thrilling experience unlike any other. Rain date is Sunday, July 3 at 10 pm. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Barefoot Country Music Fest 2022 ~ Essential Info & Policies

All information in this blog post has been collected from the City of Wildwood Police Department social media and releases. Please follow them at www.facebook.com/WildwoodPolice.

The Wildwood Police Department is working with multiple agencies across our state to make sure we provide a safe and secure environment for all attendees of this historic concert event. There will be additional information to follow in the coming days leading up to the concert.

Barefoot Country Music Fest 2020

The event will take place on the beach in Wildwood between Morey's Piers' Adventure Pier and Mariner's Landing Pier (Spencer Avenue to Schellenger Avenue) - Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, June 19. 

Social Media

The Wildwood Police Department and the Barefoot Country Music Fest will be the main sources of information for this event. Use the following links to get connected on social media:

City of Wildwood Police Department

Barefoot Country Music Fest
Instagram: @BarefootCountryMusicFes

Official BCMF App

The Barefoot Country Music Fest App is the official electronic guide to the festival, including helpful maps and updates to stay connected.

Check out www.barefootcountrymusicfest.com and be sure to download the app today to enjoy everything the festival has to offer and places to explore in Wildwood. Please review the rules and policies of the event at www.barefootcountrymusicfest.com/rules-policies.

Tips to Avoid Buying Fraudulent Wristbands

- Only buy from the BCMF official page
- If buying from others, try to buy from a friend or family 
- If buying from a stranger, verify wristbands by emailing info@bcmf.com

For additional tips when purchasing a wristband for the event, visit www.barefootcountrymusicfest.com/wristband-411.

Please contact the Wildwood Police Department at 609-522-0222 if you purchased a fraudulent wristband.

Prohibited Items

Fireworks, explosives of any kind, weapons, bladder-style backpacks, bota bags or other bags which do not meet the events approved bag requirements (see additional details below), firearms or weapons of any kind, drugs, drug paraphernalia, outside alcohol, food and drinks including water bottles, kites, coolers, umbrellas, metal or wood flag poles, audio recording devices, professional video or photography equipment, tents, framed backpacks, chairs of any kind including foldable, laser pointers, pets and animals.

Clear Bag Policy

Barefoot Country Music Fest has a clear bag policy to provide everyone with a safer festival experience, as well as to decrease the time it takes to get into the show.

Please take note of the following, prior making your way to the festival.

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" 

Official BCMF Logo clear tote, drawstring, fanny packs and plastic bags will be available through festival merchandise outlets

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or smaller)

Small clutch bags*, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, can be taken into the fest with one of the clear plastic bags.

An exception will be made for medically-necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs that are not see-through, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

* A small clutch bag is defined as being "approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5"

Passenger Drop-Off Location

The vehicle passenger drop-off will be located at 3505 Atlantic Avenue. This location should be used for all transportation services. Please do not use Ocean Avenue or side streets near the event. We are expecting a lot of foot traffic and congestion in the area.

Beach Parking

Parking will be available for 4-wheel drive vehicles on the beach. The entrance for beach parking is located at Baker Avenue. Please take note that there is to be no "tailgating" in the beach parking area. There will be zero tolerance for consuming alcoholic beverages on the beach and boardwalk outside of the event area.

Bike Racks

Bike racks are located at the street ends of Baker Avenue, Roberts Avenue, Spicer Avenue and Garfield Avenue. Please do not lock bicycles to the boardwalk or beach access points near the event. If bicycles are blocking access are blocking access points, they will be removed.

Please review the Barefoot Country Music Fest's official website for additional information regarding the event:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Three-alarm fire causes extensive damage at Wildwood motel


WILDWOOD - On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at approximately 11:28 am, Wildwood City FD Squad Co. 3 and North Wildwood FD Ladder Co. 2 were dispatched to the Windward Motel, located at 5200 Ocean Avenue for the report of a structure fire.

Chief of Department Ernie Troiano III arrived on the scene and reported smoke showing from the second floor of the two-story motel. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a first alarm assignment, which recalls off-duty city firefighters and brings additional resources from Wildwood Crest FD, Rio Grande FD and Stone Harbor FD.

Companies began an aggressive attack on the fire. Firefighters fought heavy fire in the cockloft space, an open void space between the ceiling and roof, which extended the length of the building. A second alarm was transmitted, bringing additional companies from the Villas Fire Co., Erma Fire Co., Cape May City FD and Ocean View Fire Co. to the scene.

Firefighters cut a "trench cut" in the roof of the motel, which is utilized to keep the fire from spreading to uninvolved areas of the building. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the one wing of the building and prevented it from spreading to any of the surrounding buildings.

A third alarm was transmitted for additional manpower. It took firefighters about 1.5 hours to bring the fire under control. There were no injuries during the fire and damage is estimated at $500,000. The fire was investigated by the Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office and determined to be accidental, caused by welding work that was taking place on the second floor of the motel.

Green Creek FD and Cape May Court House FD provided coverage for the city during the incident. The City of Wildwood Police Department and Wildwood Crest EMS also assisted at the fire scene. Fire units operated on the scene for about 3.5 hours before cleaning.

Report released by Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Dunn @ 18:00 hours, June 14, 2002

The Wildwoods Convention Center hosts return of Sports Cards, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show - Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 3


THE WILDWOODS - The Wildwoods Convention Center will host the annual Sports Cards, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show in the Starlight Ballroom, Friday July 1 through Sunday, July 3 - an event perfect for collectors of all kinds and fun for the entire family.

Presented by RK Sports Promotions, the expo will feature more than 150 tables of the hottest collectibles, including old and new sports cards, toys, comic books, Starting Line-ups, McFarlane figures, non-sports cards, Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic the Gathering cards, Beanie Babies, videos, unopened waxpacks and boxes, supplies, autographed memorabilia, sets, posters, coins, t-shirts, Legos, Funko Pops, dolls and much more.

Show hours are 3 - 9 pm on Friday, July 1; 10 am - 9 pm on Saturday, July 2; and 10 am - 5 pm on Sunday, July 3. Admission is FREE. 

Appearing live on Saturday from 11 am - 1 pm will be Philadelphia Phillies legend and 1973 Rookie of the Year, Gary "Sarge" Matthews for pictures and autographs. There will be a small fee for autographs.

A second Sports Cards, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28.

For additional information about the event, call 732-422-9365 or visit www.RKSportsPromotions.com.

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

Monday, June 13, 2022

The Wildwoods host FREE weekly concerts throughout the summer season


THE WILDWOODS - The Wildwoods will host FREE concerts four nights a week throughout the summer. Grab your dancing shoes or bring a beach chair, because you won't want to miss all four evenings of FREE live music in the Wildwoods, sponsored by the Downtown Wildwood Special Improvement District, the City of Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood.

FREE Downtown Wildwood Music in the Plaza
Every Thursday, June 23 - September 1
A live band and dance party takes place every Thursday night this summer at Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue. Bring your chair or blanket. The event takes place 7:30 - 9 pm weekly. Parking is FREE. For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Wednesdays & Saturdays, June 25 - September 17
The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series will take place at Centennial Park, located on Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, in Wildwood Crest. Concerts start at 7:30 pm. Bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy FREE live music for the entire family. For more information, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.WildwoodCrest.org.

Concerts Under the Stars Series
Saturdays, July 2 - September 17
Enjoy FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheater at 2nd & Ocean Avenues in North Wildwood at 7:30 pm. For more information, call 609-522-7722, 800-882-7787 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Fox Park Amphitheater Concerts
Every Sunday, July 3 - August 28
Bring a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a FREE concert at Fox Park, at Burk & Ocean Avenues in Wildwood at 7 pm every Sunday night throughout the summer. For more information, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodNJ.org.

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

Friday, June 10, 2022

North Wildwood's Anglesea Night Market kicks off for Summer 2022 on Thursday, June 30th


THE WILDWOODS - The popular Anglesea Night Market series in North Wildwood will kick off on Thursday, June 30 and will continue on Thursday, July 14, 28 and August 11. The Night Market takes place down Olde New Jersey Avenue in the Entertainment District of North Wildwood from 5 - 10 pm, and features over 14 unique food trucks.

Food trucks scheduled to participate include: The Little Sicilian, Cousin Maine's Lobsters, El Gringo Loco, Beast of the Street, Chank's Pizza Cones, House of Cupcakes, Nick's Roast Beef and Pirate Pete's Soda Co., among many more.

A wide variety of crafters and merchandise vendors will be on hand in addition to the food trucks during each one of the events. Indulge in eclectic eats, cocktails from area bars and pubs, crafters and all the excitement of the North Wildwood Entertainment District at the Anglesea Night Market!

For additional information and an updated vendor list, visit www.AngleseaNightMarket.com. For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Wildwoods host Sun, Sand & Soccer at Cape Express Beach Blast - Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26


THE WILDWOODS - Soccer players of all ages will have a blast on the Wildwoods' beaches during the Beach Blast Soccer Tournament - Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. 

A second tournament, More Beach Blast Soccer, will take place on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.

Beach Blast is a five-on-five barefoot on the sand soccer tournament on the beach hosted by the Cape Express Soccer Club of Cape May County, with divisions for boys and girls U8 to U19, men's, women's and co-ed open. 

The tournament takes place on the FREE, clean and expansive beaches of the Wildwoods in an event filled with soccer and beach fun, surrounded by the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk and amusements.

Beach Blast brings over 1,000 youth and adult soccer teams from all over the East Coast to the Wildwoods to compete in the barefoot soccer tournament. Games are played throughout the weekend with fields located on the beach between Spencer and Poplar Avenues. 

There is an entry fee for participants and teams. The event is free for spectators, so don't miss this non-stop exciting action on the beach!

For more information on the Beach Blast 5v5 Sand Soccer Tournament, visit capeexpress.com.

For additional info about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Back bay waterfront redevelopment: Wildwood pushes forward for landfill permits


CITY OF WILDWOOD - The city today authorized a $625,400 contract to Appalachia Hydrogeologic & Environmental Consulting LLC and David A. Stires Associates to prepare permits and plans to close the back bay landfill and make way for the development of parcels of property.

"This is the first mayor step in obtaining the necessary permits to allow the city to appropriately close the landfill and open up adjoining property for residential and commercial waterfront development," said Mayor Pete Byron.

The engineering and environmental services will acquire an anticipated 8 specific permits to close the landfill in addition to a multitude of associated plans including soil erosion and sediment control, air monitoring for odor, gas and dust, shoreline stabilization and groundwater monitoring.

The plans will also include habitat restoration for critical wildlife, recreational and public access to comply with NJDEP regulations. The contract also calls for researching and identifying funding sources to assist the city in the closure costs, which is estimated to be $12 to $14 million.

Of the roughly 18 acres of landfill, the city is expected to have 7 acres prepared for development in addition to potentially 2.5-offsite acres. Once the city has secured the necessary permits, which is expected to be 6 months from the application filing, the contract services will include assisting in preparing an RFP as well as evaluating the respondent's proposals.

Byron noted that previous efforts to attract developers were unsuccessful in light of the lack of detailed information related to the total costs for the landfill closure as well as the identified potential areas of development.

"Having the permits in-hand makes the site far more valuable for potential developers and it positions the city to maximize its future growth in ratables," he concluded.