Monday, August 20, 2018

A glimpse of Wildwood on "Fear the Walking Dead"


One of those "Hey, I know that place!" moments...

Whether they realized it or not - and judging from the response we've received, many of YOU did! - viewers of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead" caught a glimpse of the Wildwoods last night.

During the episode, one of the show's main characters, Charlie, is attempting to preserve photos of family that lived in the house where her group is taking refuge. At about the 23-minute mark, she lingers over a photo of four people posing at Morey's Piers (Mariner's Pier, to be precise).

In the background, the Giant Wheel, Sea Serpent, Balloon Race and top of the Tea Cups structure are clearly visible (though depicted inverse from reality).

The photo is shown again around the 43-minute point.

While neither Morey's Piers or the Wildwoods are mentioned by name and didn't factor into the plot, it's always neat to see our local landmarks appear on television.

It also makes you wonder, who snuck that in there?

Perhaps one of the writers, producers or someone else associated with the show is a big fan...

Sunday, August 19, 2018

TODAY in the Wildwoods - Sunday, August 19, 2018


A rundown of today's events and activities in the Wildwoods...

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First Light:  5:48 AM       Last Light:  8:18 PM
Sunrise:  6:16 AM       Sunset:  7:50 PM

High Tide:  3:00 AM       Low Tide:  9:01 AM
High Tide:  3:34 PM       Low Tide:  9:50 PM                 


Weather Outlook  -  National Weather Service


Morey's Piers Hours   -  Full Schedule

Ocean Oasis Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Raging Waters Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM

Mariner's Pier:  12 PM to 12 AM
Surfside Pier:  12 PM to 12 AM
Adventure Pier:  2 PM to 12 AM


Today's Events

Baseball on the Beach
Experience beach baseball in the Wildwoods! Ages 9-13; Divisions 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U. Games will be held on 4 different fields on the Wildwoods Beach between Andrews and Rio Grande Avenues in Wildwood from 9 AM to 7 PM daily. For more information call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com.

Boardwalk Craft Show
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue, rain or shine. All handmade products. Hours today are 9 AM to 4 PM. For more info, call 609-522-0378 or 609-522-0198, or visit www.BoardwalkCrafts.com.

Fox Park Amphitheater Concert Series
Fox Park, Burk & Ocean Avenues in Wildwood. 7:30 PM. FREE. Bring a blanket or a beach chair. Featured artist is Cintron (Latin Soul, Salsa, Latin Jazz). For more info, call 609-522-2444 or visit http://www.WildwoodNJ.org.

Kids Karaoke Night at the Flow House
Flow House, Cedar Ave., Wildwood. The karaoke has prizes for the kids! 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  609.729.5600 http://www.flowhousewildwood.com.

Sunrise on Sunday Veteran Flag Service
A weekly ceremony every Sunday morning to raise the casket flag of a Veteran to honor and remember ALL Veterans, held at the Lou Booth Amphitheater at 2nd and Ocean Avenues in North Wildwood. Arrive 10 minutes before sunrise to participate in a 20-minute tribute and inspirational message at the most beautiful vista on the Jersey Shore. This location offers photo ops galore! The Flag Raising Ceremony is weather permitting as Veteran Casket Flags are not for all-weather. Cancellations will be posted within a half hour of the scheduled service on the Weekly Schedule page on http://www.SunriseOnSunday.com.

Wildwood Movies on the Beach
FREE Movies on the Leaming Avenue beach (weather permitting) starting at 8:30 p.m. but arrive early to get the best viewing location!  Bring your beach chair and/or blankets! This week's feature is Ratatouille.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers age 6-18 perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE to all spectators. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Yoga on the Beach
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer, bring a beach towel and join us on the Wildwood beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center at Burk Avenue (look for the yellow and black flag) for yoga classes at 9 AM. $5 per class. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.


Upcoming Events...

Saturday, August 18, 2018

TONIGHT: Last chance to catch the Globetrotters in 2018


The fourth and final game of the Harlem Globetrotters' annual visit to the Wildwoods takes place tonight at 7 PM at the Wildwoods Convention Center (Boardwalk at Burk Avenue).

After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans. Attendees can also meet the team on the court before the game with the purchase of “Magic Pass” - a 30-minute pre-show that begins at 5:30 PM.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000), www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Wildwood or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

The Box Office will be open from 10 AM to 8 PM today.

Discounts are available for groups of 10+, Boy/Girl Scouts, corporations or non-profits; contact Globetrotters Group Sales at 800-641-4667.

For additional information, visit www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com.


Returning to the Wildwoods Convention Center this week, the Harlem Globetrotters present four nightly games and four afternoon clinics. The new arena configuration will have you closer than ever to the action. On the court, the Globetrotters bring a one-of-a-kind show that is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tri the Wildwoods ~ August 25th

Courtesy of www.franksfotos.net

PRESS RELEASE

The 15th Annual ‘Tri the Wildwoods’ will take place Saturday, August 25 along the beautiful beaches, streets and boardwalk of North Wildwood, with hundreds of athletes from across the country participating in this “rite of passage race.”

The Triathlon’s Sprint division will feature a ¼ mile swim, 10-mile bike race, and 3.1-mile beach/boardwalk run. The Sprint will begin at 6:30 AM. The Olympic division will feature a 0.6-mile swim, 18-mile bike race, and a five-mile run. The Olympic will begin at 6:50 AM.

The event will also include a 5K, or 3.1-mile beach/boardwalk run, strictly for runners, set to begin at 8 AM on Saturday, August 25, after the final wave of the triathlon has begun. The swim course and run course will begin at 15th Avenue and the beach in North Wildwood; the bike course will begin at 13th Avenue and JFK Boulevard in North Wildwood.

A Wild Child Triathlon will begin at 9 AM, which incorporates a swim and run course for children ages six through 14 and focuses on finishing rather than competing. Children can participate in either the “Little Kids” 100-meter swim and 0.5 mile run or the “Big Kids” 200-meter swim and one-mile run.

All registered children will receive a complimentary Morey’s Piers Amusement Park 1-Day Pass and a hat.

Tri the Wildwoods, a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, first took place in the Wildwoods in August 2004 and has grown to attract more than 1,500 runners a year from throughout the northeast as well as athletes from as far as Colorado, California, Ireland, Iceland and Canada.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group immediately following the race.

For additional information about Tri the Wildwoods events or to register, visit www.DelmoSports.com.

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Boardwalk escape rooms a hit in debut season


Earlier this summer, Cloak & Dagger Escape Rooms brought the interactive puzzle phenomenon to the Wildwoods for the very first time.

And, by all indications, the attraction has been a big hit!

Throughout the season, we have noticed a steady flow of visitors to the home of XD Dark Ride at 4008 Boardwalk, where the escape rooms share space with the immersive cinematic shooter (now in its third season).

"We've been very pleased with both how the escape rooms turned out, as well as the reactions from our guests," said Brian Martin of MSquared Productions, which operates both attractions. "It's exciting to bring this unique entertainment option to the Boardwalk."

Cloak & Dagger Escape Rooms features three fully-themed, playable options for individuals and groups: The Hillbilly Still, The Knights Quest and The Swindler's Escape.

Players must take advantage of clues that follow along with the storyline of each room to escape before time expires. Additional information is available and reservations can be made at www.cloakanddaggerwildwood.com.

XD Dark Ride and Cloak & Dagger Escape Rooms will be open every day through Labor Day, then weekends through the end of September.

"Any time something new and different is added [on the Boardwalk], you can never be certain how it will be received," continued Martin. "I'm happy to say that this has been a real success and we've seen lots of smiling faces all summer long.

"In fact, we can't wait to show everyone what we will be doing next year..."

For more info and updates, check out Cloak & Dagger Escape Rooms on Facebook and Twitter.

Wildwoods Restaurant Week ~ August 26-30


PRESS RELEASE

Wine and dine in some of the Wildwoods’ finest restaurants during Wildwoods Restaurant Week Sunday, August 26 through Thursday, August 30, presented by the Wildwood Restaurant Association and sponsored in part by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA).

It’s an opportunity to visit a new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try or revisit one of your old favorites.

Over 25 Wildwoods restaurants will participate in Restaurant Week – each offering a complete four-course meal including appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert for only $30 plus tax and gratuity.

Below is a list of some of the participating restaurants:

Adam’s Restaurant
1700 Boardwalk in Wildwood  –  609-523-1002

Alfe’s Restaurant 
3401 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-729-5755

Backfin Blues Bar & Grill
517 W Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-0243

Blue Water Grille
3320 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-0303

Boathouse Restaurant
506 West Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-729-5301

Carini’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
9854 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood Crest  –  609-522-7304

Cattle ‘n Clover Irish Steakhouse
3817 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-3800

Crest Tavern
9600 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood Crest  –  609-522-1200

Dog Tooth Bar & Grille
100 E. Taylor Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-8383

Duffer’s Restaurant
5210 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-729-1817

Duffinetti’s Restaurant & Lounge
4600 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-0002

Ice House Restaurant & Bar
4415 Park Boulevard in Wildwood  –  609-522-0033

Jersey Girl Drinks and Dining
3601 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-523-1800

Joey M’s La Piazza Cucina
3800 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-8300

MudHen Brewing Co.
127 W Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-846-7918

North End American Grill
206 Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood  –  609-435-5691

Pacific Grill
4801 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-523-2333

Pasto Pesto
3810 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-6272

Piro’s Village Restaurant
1901 New York Avenue in North Wildwood  –  609-729-0401

Poppi’s Brick Oven Pizza
4709 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-600-3964

Ravioli House
102 E. Bennett Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-7894

Schellenger's Restaurant
3516 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-0433

The Shamrock Café
3700 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-7552

The Star Diner
325 West Spruce Avenue in North Wildwood  –  609-729-4900

The Establishment at 100
100 Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood  –  609-523-8100

The Wharf Restaurant
708 W. Burk Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-6336

Two Mile Landing
1 Fish Dock Road in Wildwood Crest  –  609-522-1341

Urie’s Waterfront Restaurant
588 West Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood  –  609-522-418

Vegas Diner
1307 New Jersey Avenue  –  609-729-5511

For the full list of all participating restaurants and their menus, visit www.ChewWildwood.com or call 609-707-7295

The Wildwoods Restaurant Weeks are sponsored by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA).

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

TODAY in the Wildwoods - Saturday, August 11, 2018


A rundown of today's events and activities in the Wildwoods...

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First Light:  5:40 AM       Last Light:  8:29 PM
Sunrise:  6:08 AM       Sunset:  8:00 PM

Low Tide:  2:16 AM       High Tide:  8:32 AM
Low Tide:  2:22 PM       High Tide:  8:48 PM                 


Weather Outlook  -  National Weather Service


Morey's Piers Hours   -  Full Schedule

Ocean Oasis Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Raging Waters Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM

Mariner's Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Surfside Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Adventure Pier:  2 PM to 12 AM


Today's Events

Annual SOCS Survivors of Cancer Fundraiser
Annual beverage and buffet fundraising event for survivors of cancer, held at The Blue Water Grille at the Bolero Resort - 3320 Atlantic Avenue, from 2 PM to 6 PM. Admission is a $20 donation. Your help supports local Cape May County cancer patients in treatment. For more information please call 609.465.7655 or visit www.survivorsofcancer.org.

Baseball on the Beach
Experience beach baseball in the Wildwoods! Ages 9-13; Divisions 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U. Games will be held on 4 different fields on the Wildwoods Beach between Andrews and Rio Grande Avenues in Wildwood from 9 AM to 7 PM daily. For more information call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com.

Concerts Under the Stars Series
FREE live entertainment at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre, 2nd & Ocean Avenues, North Wildwood featuring Johnny Cash Tribute at 8 PM. Rain or shine. 609-522-7722, 800-882-7787 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.  

Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market
The Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market will take place every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. The market is located at Byrne Plaza, Oak and Pacific Avenues, Wildwood featuring farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, homemade baked goods, honey, wine, guacamole, herbs, nuts, organic tea, jams, jellies, jerky, jewelry, soaps, handmade non-food items and more! There will be live music from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., strolling children's entertainment and a live broadcast from 98.7 The Coast every week. FREE parking is available. Be sure to check out all the great shops and restaurants while you’re Downtown! For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Jus Nice Sneaker Convention
Attention sneaker community! The Jus Nice Sneaker Convention is a chance for the ever growing SneakerHead community to buy, sell, and trade some of the most unique and high in demand sneakers. This event is for ALL AGES and will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center from noon until 5 p.m. Come have a great time and get your shœ game rite! There will also be lots of giveaways and raffles throughout the event. Tickets will be available through http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office. For more information call 609-305-3658 or visit www.AlwaysDopeInc.com.

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest. 7:30 p.m. FREE live music for the entire family featuring 2U/Almost Journey at Centennial Park. All ages show. Bring a blanket or beach chair. For more info, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com.

Wildwood Navy Seal Challenge 
Think you have what it takes to be a Navy Seal? Then sign up for the largest obstacle course in South Jersey featuring Navy Seal Team Challenges, Individual Challenges, and Kids Challenges. Event will take place on the Lincoln Avenue Beach in Wildwood beginning at 6 PM. For more info call 609-522-8258 or visit www.WildwoodSeal.com.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers age 6-18 perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE to all spectators. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Rebel Image Tattoo & Villain Arts presents a full blown tattoo expo and show at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The three-day event will feature over 300 major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, unique vendors and much more. Hours today are 11 AM to 11 PM; tomorrow (Sunday): 11 AM to 8 PM. 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
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer, bring a beach towel and join us on the Wildwood beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center at Burk Avenue (look for the yellow and black flag) for yoga classes at 9 AM. $5 per class. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.


Upcoming Events...

Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 Wildwood Pizza Tour results revealed...


Last Friday, August 3, our friends from the Wildwood Pizza Tour conducted their 12th annual marathon taste test of every "legitimate" pizza place on the Boardwalk.

This year, slices were sampled at 25 different locations!

The winner? It was none other than Mack's Pizza, taking home top honors for the third time (to go along with 10 finishes in the top 5).

Check out the WPT's just-released 2018 Pizza Tour Results for this year's analysis, stats and additional rankings (best value slice, largest slice and... most controversial).

Baseball on the Beach ~ August 18-19


PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD
- Experience baseball in a brand-new way on the beautiful, white-sand beaches of the Wildwoods! The Baseball on the Beach tournament will be held Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19.

The ages of participants of Baseball on the Beach are 9-13 and divisions include 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U. The games will be held on four different baseball fields on the Wildwoods Beach between Andrews and Rio Grande Avenues in Wildwood.

Hours are 9 AM to 7 PM each day.

Baseball on the Beach is FREE to spectators!

For more information, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodBeachBaseball.com.

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

TODAY in the Wildwoods - Friday, August 10, 2018


A rundown of today's events and activities in the Wildwoods...

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First Light:  5:39 AM       Last Light:  8:30 PM
Sunrise:  6:08 AM       Sunset:  8:02 PM

Low Tide:  1:22 AM       High Tide:  7:39 AM
Low Tide:  1:26 PM       High Tide:  7:56 PM                 


Weather Outlook  -  National Weather Service


Morey's Piers Hours   -  Full Schedule

Ocean Oasis Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Raging Waters Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM

Mariner's Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Surfside Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Adventure Pier:  4 PM to 12 AM


Today's Events

Downtown Wildwood Fitness in the Plaza
New for 2018! Fitness classes will be held at Byrne Plaza in Wildwood (on Pacific Avenue, between Oak & Cedar) from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. Call 609-523-1602 for more info or check current schedule at www.DOOWW.com. FREE parking!

Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach
Enjoy the summer fireworks extravaganza on the Pine Avenue beach in Wildwood every Friday night at 10 p.m. Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! Hear the fireworks explode to a musical score that is played all along the Boardwalk and is simulcast on 98.7 The Coast. Rain/wind date is Sunday night at 10 p.m. 609.523.1602 or www.DOOWW.com.

Live Music at the Flow House
Relax and enjoy nightly live music, drink and food, on the "beach" at the Flow House, at Splash Zone Water Park. For more info, call 609-729-5600 or visit www.flowhousewildwood.com.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers age 6-18 perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE to all spectators. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
Rebel Image Tattoo & Villain Arts presents a full blown tattoo expo and show at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The three-day event will feature over 300 major national tattoo artists, live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, unique vendors and much more. Hours today are noon to 11 PM; tomorrow (Saturday): 11 AM to 11 PM; Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM. 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
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer, bring a beach towel and join us on the Wildwood beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center at Burk Avenue (look for the yellow and black flag) for yoga classes at 9 AM. $5 per class. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.


Upcoming Events...

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Globetrotters to help cut ribbon on new basketball court


PRESS RELEASE 
WILDWOOD – The public is invited to join city officials and members of the Harlem Globetrotters as they cut the ribbon on Wildwood’s newest addition to its lineup of recreation amenities at Fox Park.

Five newly reconstructed tennis courts and a new basketball court will be officially opened Tues., Aug. 14 at 3 PM.

“These courts have been completely redone,” said Director of Recreation Rich Hans. “And during the planning phase, we opted to convert one of the six tennis courts that was on site into a basketball court.”

And who else to help cut the ribbon to open what city officials hope will be a lifetime of fun for residents and visitors alike than the Harlem Globetrotters.

“I reached out to the Harlem Globetrotters and asked if they’d like to cut the ribbon,” said Mayor Ernie Troiano. “True to the Globetrotter legacy, they were more than excited to participate with our kids and our community. We’re very grateful that this world-renowned organization accepted our invitation.”

According to Hans, in addition to the new asphalt basketball court, two of the tennis courts can also be used for pickleball games and another tennis court can also be used for basketball. 

“The tennis courts were badly in need of reconstruction,” said the mayor. “They are used year-round by residents, visitors, and our local high school tennis teams.  By redoing them and adding the basketball court we are giving more people, including kids, a safe place to play and enjoy their Wildwood days.”

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

End of Summer Beach Bash & Bonfire ~ August 24th


PRESS RELEASE

Join the Wildwoods in saying ‘sayonara’ to summer at the Wildwoods End of Summer Beach Bash and Bonfire from 6-10 PM on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood on Friday, August 24.

Don’t miss out on the Game Garden, s’mores pits, and fun for the whole family!

Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Coolers are welcomed but glass containers are not permitted.

Guests are invited to bring a blanket or beach chair and gather around the giant bonfire to watch the Friday Night Fireworks Spectacular at 10 PM.

Admission to the Beach Bash and Bonfire is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Purchase your tickets the night of at the entrance gate at Rio Grande Avenue.

Tickets will be cash only and gates will open at 6 PM.

For additional information on the End of Summer Beach Bash & Bonfire contact the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, call 609-729-4000.

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

Wildwood Historical Society has busiest summer ever


PRESS RELEASE

DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD
— This summer has been the busiest season for the Wildwood Historical Society’s George F. Boyer Museum in its 55-year history, thanks to an influx of visitors who learned about the museum online or by word-of-mouth.

The museum, located at 3907 Pacific Avenue, sees well over 100 families on rainy days, according to museum manager Pam Bross. Dangerously hot days also see many visitors seeking activities in an air-conditioned environment.

Visitors come to the George Boyer Museum seeking information about properties they owned, people and places they remember, events they attended, and more. Others come to learn about the history of Wildwood as a whole.

Videos from the 1910 through the 1970s are played back-to-back during the museum’s open hours, 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Saturday, until Labor Day.

“We show videos about amusements and the entertainment from back in the day,” President Al Brannen said. “We show people their favorite amusements and rides. People love to see memories from the Castle Dracula, Golden Nugget and Jack Rabbit rides from the boardwalk.”

The Wildwood Historical Society’s gift shop has expanded this season, too. Visitors can support the museum by purchasing ball-caps, books, coasters, mugs, key chains, postcards, and even a genuine piece of the Wildwood Boardwalk.

The Wildwood Historical Society George F. Boyer Museum’s Facebook page, which posts historical tidbits every day, recently reached over 8,000 followers.

Museum admission is free, but donations keep the Wildwood Historical Society in operation. The Wildwood Historical Society is a nonprofit that is independent of the City of Wildwood.

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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

TODAY in the Wildwoods - Tuesday, August 7, 2018


A rundown of today's events and activities in the Wildwoods...

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First Light:  5:36 AM       Last Light:  8:34 PM
Sunrise:  6:05 AM       Sunset:  8:05 PM

High Tide:  4:30 AM       Low Tide:  10:29 AM
High Tide:  4:58 PM       Low Tide:  11:31 PM         


Weather Outlook  -  National Weather Service


Morey's Piers Hours   -  Full Schedule

Ocean Oasis Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Raging Waters Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM

Mariner's Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Surfside Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Adventure Pier:  4 PM to 12 AM


Today's Events

* NOTE: There will be no Downtown Movie Night at Byrne Plaza tonight due to National Night Out festivities. See below for NNO activities and locations in North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest...

Boardwalk ParadeThe Original Hobo Band of Pitman performs tonight, with parade stepping off from 16th Street in North Wildwood at 7:30 PM and proceeding south to 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 and glowing neon marquees of the 1950's and 60's on this informative cultural tour. The tour leaves from the front of the Doo Wop Experience Museum (4500 Ocean Avenue) at 8 PM. Admission fee is $13 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under. To reserve tickets, call 609-523-1958. For additional info, visit www.doowopusa.org.

Evening Yoga on the Beach
New for this summer, evening yoga classes will be held on the beach at Maple Avenue every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Cost is $5 per class. Park for FREE at Maple & Ocean Avenues while attending class. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.

Fat Tuesdays on Pacific Avenue
NEW for 2018 - A FREE weekly Mardi Gras-themed block party along "The Block that Rocks" in Downtown Wildwood, Pacific Avenue between Spicer and Lincoln avenues, from 6 to 11 PM. Featuring live broadcasts from Philly Bill Culp, face painting, balloon sculpting, string bands, food and merchandise vendors, and more. For more info, visit www.specialeventsnj.com.

National Lighthouse Day
Today marks the 229th anniversary of the signing of the 1789 Lighthouse Act. Admission to Hereford Inlet Lighthouse will be FREE from 9 AM to 5 PM. A ceremony will be held on the grounds at 2 PM, with special guests from the United States Coast Guard and NJ State Police Marine Units. Historic information will be shared and a special announcement will be made. For more information, call 609-600-1561 or visit www.HerefordInletLighthouse.com.

National Night Out - North Wildwood
Bill Henfey Park, 8th & Central Avenues in North Wildwood, from 5:30 to 10 PM. A yearly event that offers an ideal opportunity to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships in a continuing effort to build a better City and safer America. City departments will set up displays around the block, representing police, fire, public works, beach patrol and recreation. Enjoy a FREE barbeque, games, various activities for children, hourly giveaways, and more. A movie will begin at dusk.. Sponsored by the City of North Wildwood Police Department. For more info visit http://www.Facebook.com/NW-National-Night-Out or call 609-522-2030 ext.1503.

National Night Out - Wildwood
Held at Fox Park (Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues) in Wildwood from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. A yearly event that offers an ideal opportunity to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships in a continuing effort to build a better City and safer America. FREE games, food, prizes, dunk tank and much more! Bring the entire family out for a fun night. Sponsored by the Wildwood Police Department. For more info, call 609-522-0222.

National Night Out - Wildwood Crest
he Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will host a fun-filled evening of free activities for the entire family as part of the National Night Out campaign. The event will be held at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Festivities will include DJ entertainment, food, games, prizes, giveaways and more for the entire family. Moon bounces, a face painter and a dunk tank will be included in the fun. Representatives from the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Corps, Beach Patrol and Recreation Department, as well as a handful of Cape May County agencies, will all partake in the event. Emergency vehicles from a variety of departments from both Wildwood Crest and Cape May County will line the Centennial Park area. For more information, contact the police department at 609-522-2456, www.WildwoodCrestPolice.org or www.WildwoodCrest.org

Trivia Night at the Flow House
A night full of trivia at the Flow House Wildwood Bar & Grille, located at Cedar Avenue & Boardwalk starting at 6 PM. Drink and food specials will also be available. For more info, call 609-729-5600 or visit www.flowhousewildwood.com.


Wildwood Talent Showcase Dancers age 6-18 perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE to all spectators. For more information, call 413-454-4523.


Upcoming Events...

Monday, August 6, 2018

SPLASH FLASH SALE: Morey's Piers Offering a “Beat The Heat” Water Park Sale


As temperatures heat up this week, Morey’s Piers is hosting a "Splash Flash Sale" offering guests 30 percent off water park admission + $5 in food and beverage credits to use in the water parks.

The sale is valid now and through Wednesday, August 8 at 11:59 PM.

Admission options:
  • Water Park Pass: valid at both Raging Waters & Ocean Oasis Water Parks: $31.50 (retail $45).
  • Same Day Combination Amusement Ride + Water Parks (BEST VALUE): valid for all three amusement piers and  both water parks on the same day: $52.50 (retail $75).

Passes do not expire. Food and beverage credits are only valid for the 2018 season.

For more information on the sale visit www.moreyspiers.com/heat.