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MAY EVENTS
Due to the COVID19 situation, please check all event dates & specifics with the event host…
Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales: 1-2: Ocean City. 6th-14th Streets on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com
 
2022 Cape May Music Festival: 1-29: Varied Venues in the Historic Landmark City. It’s a resounding return to an all-live music schedule for the longest running music festival in Cape May, with some exciting new additions. www.capemaymac.org
 
Carroll Gallery Exhibit: May 27-Oct. 31: Emlen Physick Estate. 1048 Washington St. Cape May. “The Victorian Tool Box: Necessities, Curiosities, Frivolities” See this exhibit of the tools that Dr. Physick and his staff would have used on the estate in the 19th and early 20th century, along with some of the luxury items the family used. Learn about the realities of working life for those who worked here to earn their living. Free admission. Open daily. www.capemaymac.org

Spirit Bands “Spring Tournament” Cheer Competition: 2. Wildwoods Convention Center. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No spectators. 856.783.7611.  www.spiritbrands.org
 
Spring Block Party: 2. Ocean City. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music & more. Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

NASW Museum Lecture Series: 5, 12, 19, 26. 500 Forrestal Rd., Rio Grande.  
Speakers and times to be announced. 
www.usnasw.org/events-2/
 
Spring Classic Car Show: 6-7. Downtown Wildwood. 609-778-7887 or www.wildwoodcarshows.com
 

Martin Z. Mollusk Day: 8: Ocean City.  Come and find out if summer is coming early.  11 a.m.at 9th St. Beach.  Hit recording artist Jackie Evancho will be on hand to assist with the festivities.  800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Modern Muscle Car Invasion: 8: Ocean City.  Modern muscle cars displayed on the Boardwalk, 5th-14th Streets.  12-5 p.m.  www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com
 
Jackie Evancho In Concert With The Ocean City Pops: 8: Ocean City.7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.  Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums with sales of over 3 million in the U.S. For tickets, call 609-399-6111 or  www.oceancityvacation.com
 

Spring Crafts & Collectibles Show: 8. Cape May. Shop and browse outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. among crafters and collectibles dealers from the tri-state region. www.capemaymac.org

NJ Audubon’s World Series Of Birding:
9. Teams of birders seek to tally as many species of birds by sight or sound in a 24-hour period within New Jersey. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

Live Concert: 11. Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Glasstown Arts District, Millville. An evening of Jazz with Jody Janetta and Friends. 7:00 p.m. Free. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

WWII Lecture: 14. Millville Army Air Field Museum,1 Leddon St. Presented in the Henry E. Wyble Library. 2-3 p.m. Limited Seating; Reserve Seat. 856-327-2347. www.p47millville.org.

NJ Audubon’s Cape May Spring Festival: 14-17. Cape May and Delaware Bayshore. Celebrate spring and enjoy a weekend in North America’s most famous bird watching destination. Nature walks, boat trips, indoor programs and keynote speeches by internationally recognized wildlife habitat experts. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

Spirit Bands “North American Spirit Tournament” Cheer Competition: 16: Wildwoods Convention Center. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No spectators. 856.783.7611. www.spiritbrands.org

Captain Kidd Pirate Day: 16. North Wildwood. Pirate parade followed by treasure hunt at 19th & the beach, North Wildwood. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon: 17. Ocean City. ¼ mile pool swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Includes a Kids’ course. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us/race-events

Third Friday: 20. Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com
 
Armed Forces Day Ceremony at the World War II Lookout Tower: 21. Cape May.  11 a.m. Pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have helped preserve our freedom at the World War II Lookout Tower on Sunset Boulevard. Free admission. Tower is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, near Cape May Point. www.capemaymac.org

Gardens of Cape May Tours: 21. Cape May. 1- 4 p.m. Here is your invitation to step past the frontage and explore the plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s most dedicated gardeners, and more. See both public and private gardens and bring back landscaping ideas to your own backyard. Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate gardens are included. $25 per person, including children ages 3-12. www.capemaymac.org

Wildwoods International Kite Festival: 22-25. The Wildwoods. Begins with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent. Followed by the illuminated night kite fly. The East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. FREE to spectators. 732-822-4884. www.SkyFestivals.com

Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony: 27. Wildwoods Beach south of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Noon. 609-729-9000. www.WildwoodsNJ.com
 
Crest Best Swim Fest: 28. Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest. 7:30 a.m. 609-849-8908. www.DelmoSports.com
 
Memorial Beach Challenge for 31 Heroes: 28.  Ocean City. The main obstacle course challenge is a soft sand adventure race followed by our kid’s fun run. Staging at 9th St. beach. 856-905-0583. www.memorialbeachchallenge.com
 
Family Movie Night:  28.  Sea Isle City.  8:00 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your beach chairs and blankets to enjoy this movie with the whole family to Excursion Park located at JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave. 609-263-8687.

Unlocking Of The Ocean And Business Persons Plunge:
  28: Ocean City.  Participants dress in business suits, carry briefcases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season.  Noon at Moorlyn terrace St. Beach.  800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

Regional Gymnastics Championship:  28-30. Wildwoods Convention Center. 609.704.9700.  www.usaigc.com www.oceancityvacation.com
 
Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market Season Kick-Off:  29.  Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave, Wildwood. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Every Saturday through Labor Day Weekend! 609.523.1602.  www.DOOWW.com

Memorial Day Weekend Boardwalk Craft Show: 29-30. Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave. Sat: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 609-522-0378 or 609-522-0198
 
Wildwood Crest Summer Kick-Off Concert: 30.  Centennial Park, Fern Rd. & Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest. 7:30 p.m. 609.523.0202.  www.WildwoodCrest.org

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