Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wildwood to Unveil Third Music Icon Mural

Third Wildwood Music Icon to be Honored

The newest mural commemorating the city's rich musical history will be unveiled Labor Day 2015.

The new addition to Wildwood's music icons mural program will honor a music legend that has brought his unique style of music to the city for the past 50 years.

"We are thrilled to be honoring this musical legend," said Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano. "For the past five decades, his style of music helped define the Wildwood summers through his singing and dancing."

While the identity of the legend to be honored remains a secret, it is known that he is a Philadelphia native who has sold over 200 million records and created a new dance craze in the early 1960s that survives even today.

According to the mayor, this year's musical icon mural joins the murals of legends Bobby Rydell and Bill Haley and his Comets. "The newest member to be honored with a musical legends mural has had an equally important impact on Wildwood's music and entertainment history."

The new mural is scheduled to be revealed on Monday, September 7 at 11 a.m. on the corner of Garfield and Pacific Avenues. The unveiling will take place rain or shine.

"We'd like everyone to turn out to take part in this unveiling," Troiano said. "This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event not only for Wildwood, but for our residents and visitors alike."

Friday, August 28, 2015

MONSTER weekend ahead - Truck races on the beach begin tonight!

The annual Monster Truck Beach Races begin tonight, kicking off a three-day series of events from Lincoln to Spencer Avenues.

The races, traditionally held in the Fall, will be taking place for the first time in late August.

The all-star lineup for this year's event will feature Bigfoot (OLD), Bigfoot (NEW), Avenger, Brutus, Black Stallion, Higher Education, Red Solo Truck, Equalizer, and Walking Tall, as well as Kid KJ with 4 mini-monster trucks for the half time show.

Qualifying races (not a full show) will be begin tonight at 7 p.m.

Races will take place tomorrow (Saturday, August 29) at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday will feature title races and tough truck races starting at 1 p.m.

Gates open one hour before each start time. Food and merchandise vendors as well as monster truck rides on the beach will be available.

For ticket information, call 609-522-4546 or visit

(Tickets will also be available at the gate, the day of each event, for an additional $2 per ticket for Friday night and an additional $5 per ticket for Saturday and Sunday shows.)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wildwood Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage schedule


The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2015.

All beaches will be open and protected by beach patrol staff through Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) and on the weekend after Labor Day (Sept. 12-13).

Due to limited available staff, four beaches will be protected from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 11: Crocus-Aster, Lotus-Myrtle, Miami-Louisville and Pittsburgh-Charleston.

Sunday, Sept. 13 will be the last day of the 2015 season for regular lifeguard coverage of the Wildwood Crest beaches. Response teams will be available for emergency calls on the weekends of Sept. 19-20 and Sept. 26-27.

As always, the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol strongly urges its beach patrons to swim at lifeguard-protected beaches only.

For more information, contact the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol at 609-522-3825.

This Fall at Morey's Piers... Zombies, Camping, Schnitzel and More!


Summer may be over but the fun continues this Fall at Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks in Wildwood, NJ.

From a thrilling zombie-themed 5K race and camping under the stars on Adventure Pier, to Oktoberfest menus at Jumbo’s restaurant, visitors will find a lively schedule of happenings at Morey’s Piers this September and October.

The Zombie Mud Run

On September 19, 2015, the undead are back to haunt the boardwalk of Wildwoods, NJ during The Zombie Mud Run, a post-apocalyptic 5K obstacle race along the beach and piers.  The thrilling zombie-themed race challenges runners to eat or be eaten as they face obstacles including huge sand mounds, slides and “quicksand” pits.

Combining both natural and manmade hurdles, the course will take participants through the ocean, under the boardwalk to the deep, dark, recesses of the unknown, down Morey’s Piers’ famed 60 feet tall six-lane water slide – WipeOut!, and a ride on Morey’s Great White wooden roller coaster. *Must meet all safety and height requirements to ride.

During the race, “Humans” will wear a flag football belt with three flags, representing their vital organs, which “Zombie” participants will try to “eat” by capturing the flag.  Whether you survive or get infected, everyone is invited to refuel at Wrecker’s Beach Grille located at Raging Waters Water Park located at the end of Mariner’s Pier. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase, including a selection of beers for those 21 years and older.

To participate as a “Human” or “Zombie,” runners must be 13 years of age or older and pre-register at

Registration ranges from $35.00 to $85.00 depending on the running category. All participants will receive a complimentary ride wristband valid for the amusement rides on all three piers. Registration opens at 7:00am with race times starting every 30 minutes from 9:00am to 11:30pm.

A Zombie Mud Run Junior will also be held for kids ages 12 and under.


Jumbo’s restaurant located Mariner’s Pier at Schellenger Avenue and the boardwalk celebrates Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sundays starting September 19 through October 11, 2015.

In addition to the regular menu, a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more will be available.  On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tastings flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s.

For more information, visit

Boardwalk Bunk-Down

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Morey’s Piers will host the Boardwalk Bunk-Down, an outdoor sleepover on the pier that combines the thrill and excitement of an amusement park with all the “sleeping under the stars” fun of camping.

Storage 1:Dropbox:Dropbox (Morey's Marketing PR):Boardwalk Bunk Down:Boardwalk Bunk Down Camping.jpgStarting at 11:00 am on Saturday, campers are invited to set-up their tents and sleeping bags on Adventure Pier before heading to Mariner’s Pier to enjoy a full day of rides and amusements.

At night, families can cuddle together under the Great White roller coaster for a movie under the stars and complimentary popcorn, or visit Morey’s S’mores Bar to toast marshmallows and indulge in the ultimate camping snack.

A variety of popular boardwalk games including the three point challenge basketball game and soccer challenge will also be open at night. The next morning, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, a complimentary continental breakfast (eggs, sausage, fresh bagels, assorted cereals, fresh fruit, donuts) and coffee station will help awaken the senses before it’s time to pack up and take home fond memories of a camping adventure at Morey’s Piers.

Tickets for Boardwalk Bunk-Down are $49 per person for early registrants who purchase bySeptember 1, 2015.  Regular registration is $55 per person and must be purchased beforeOctober 1, 2015. Discounted tickets of $35 per person are available for all season pass holders; must present valid season pass at event check-in.  No on-site registrations are permitted.

To register and purchase tickets, visit

All children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult; event not recommended for children under the age of three.  Check-in and camp set up are between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 3, 2015. All participants must provide their own tents and camping equipment. All camps must be packed up and cleared from Adventure Pier by 11am on Sunday, October 4, 2015. For more information, email or call 609-522-3900 ext. 1195.

Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks received a Tripadvisor 2015 Travelers’ Choice award for Top Water Parks in the United States and recently ranked number two out of America’s top 40 water parks, according to Foursquare. For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Don't Miss the Final Two Weeks of the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market and FREE Movies


The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID), sponsor of the Downtown Wildwood Free Family Movie Nights and the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, would like to invite everyone to join us for our final weeks of the Summer of 2015!

Downtown Wildwood Free Family Movies will begin about 8 p.m., as soon as it gets dark. Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy these last movies under the stars...

* Tuesday, August 25:  Despicable Me 2  (Crest Savings Bank Kids Night)
** Monday, August 31:  Frozen

* Crest Savings Bank will be giving a complimentary popcorn or candy to every child under 18 on 8/25.
** There will not be a movie on Tuesday, September 1.

The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market will be held for two more Saturdays - August 29 and September 5.

8 to 12:30:  20+ vendors selling the freshest farm goods, baked goods and much more
9 to 11:  Bill Caterini and Alicia Cacci Caprioni on the stage and strolling children's entertainment 

FREE PARKING behind the Farmers Market lot, both for events that take place at 3501 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. Be sure to visit our great Downtown Wildwood Restaurants and shops while you visit!

Restaurants offering Movie Night Specials and any weather-related updates will be posted on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea and at Like us on Facebook to stay in touch all year long.

Please contact Joanne Messer at 609-523-1602 with any questions regarding this Wildwood Business Improvement District press release.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Wildwoods launch new app

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) announced the the launch of the official mobile app of the Wildwoods today.

The FREE comprehensive app features "access to everything you need to know about the Wildwoods with the touch of a button!"

Included are "Where to" stay, eat and shop guides, events calendar, vacation planner, 10-day weather forecast, contests, and a direct link to the Wildwoods Sign EarthCam feed.

Users also have the option of receiving exclusive updates and notifications on their mobile devices.

The WildwoodsNJ app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

For more info:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Nino's Family Restaurant now open; grand opening set for Tuesday, August 25th

Nino's Family Restaurant's new location - the former home of Groff's Restaurant at Boardwalk & Magnolia - opened on August 10.

The public is invited to the restaurant's Grand Opening next Tuesday, August 25. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., followed by a complimentary food sampling.

For updated info, photos and more, follow Nino's on Facebook.


From the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce:

Nino's Family Restaurant recently opened a second location in Wildwood at Magnolia Avenue & the Wildwoods Boardwalk. Cape May Court House is home to Nino's year round location.

Owner Frances Malusa and her family are no strangers to family friendly dining in Cape May County and, more specifically, the Wildwoods. They have been in the restaurant business for 22 years. 

The year-round location at 16 South Main Street in Cape May Courty House has been serving satisfied customers for many years. 

Nino's Family Restaurant in North Wildwood was a local favorite but is no longer open due to damage from super storm Sandy.

The Maluso family prides themselves on serving quality fresh Italian American dishes prepared in a simple and unique way with pride and friendly service. 

Nino's Family Restaurant's philosophy is very simple: genuine food at a fair price.

Families are welcomed as Nino's offers a children's menu, early bird menu served from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and their full menu along with daily specials. Gluten free pasta is available.

At this time, the Wildwoods Boardwalk location is a BYOB establishment. 

Nino's offers free parking and is open from 3 p.m. to close.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rolling Stones tribute band at Centennial Park on August 22nd


Some consider the Rolling Stones the greatest rock 'n roll band in the world. Fans of the Stones can get a taste of why this weekend at the Jersey Shore.

The Glimmer Twins, a tribute band that amazingly recreates the look and feel of a Rolling Stones concert, are set to play at Centennial Park on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

An eight-piece band, the Glimmer Twins are keen to give their audiences a close-up view and feeling of one of the many historical Rolling Stones performances from the band's heyday. The Glimmer Twins possess an uncanny ability to capture the raw energy of a Rolling Stones show, while playing all of the band's hits recorded over their illustrious career.

The strong resemblances to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their prime coupled with the attention given to every detail, both musically and visually, help the Glimmer Twins deliver a classic Rolling Stones experience to their audience.

The Glimmer Twins have appeared in venues all across the country and regularly perform up and down the East Coast to rave reviews. The Philadelphia Daily News once said the Glimmer Twins "demonstrate the dramatic difference between a cover band that plays the tunes and a tribute band that lives them."

Saturday's event is a FREE, all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair. Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of live music every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park through September 5.

Other upcoming entertainment includes oldies, Motown, Doo Wop and contemporary pop hits by the Star Band on Wednesday, Aug. 26; dance and party favorites by the Chatterband on Saturday, Aug. 30; and barbershop quartet-style American hits with the Cape Harmonies on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

For more information about the Glimmer Twins, log on to

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, log on to or call 609-523-0202.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Rubber Ducky Regatta to be held at Morey's Raging Waters tonight

For over 20 years, the local chapter of the United Way has hosted one of the most colorful and celebrated community events in Cape May County.

It's the annual Rubber Ducky Regatta, and during this summertime affair, thousands of rubber ducks take to the water for a race around Morey's Piers' Raging Waters Water Park to support the Impact Fund.

This year's version will take place tonight at 6 p.m., after the water park closes.

The Rubber Ducky Regatta is the county's largest and longest-running community focused special event. Its success is due in large park to a number of area businesses and sponsors, including longtime partner and host, Morey's Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, and title sponsor South Jersey Industries.

Additionally, a host of prizes are donated by local vendors to accompany the winning ducks.

Top prizes for 2015 include a Wildwood vacation courtesy of Senior Excursions Inc., a $500 ShopRite gift card, season passes to Morey's Piers, a flat screen television and more.

The event is FREE to attend and enjoy.

We hope to see you at Raging Waters (behind the Giant Wheel at Mariner's Pier) tonight!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wildwood Honors Beach Patrol Chief

Left to Right: Commissioner Pete Byron, Wildwood Beach Patrol Chief 
Steven Stocks, Commissioner Tony Leonetti and Mayor Ernie Troiano


City Commissioners honored Wildwood Beach Patrol Chief Steven Stocks for his 30 years of service to Wildwood and to the people who enjoy its wide, sandy beaches and pristine ocean.

During the August 12 Board of Commissioners meeting, Stocks was called before a room filled with residents and co-workers to receive a plaque from the city.

"Chief Stocks does an extraordinary job," said Commissioner for Public Safety Tony Leonetti.

"He keeps the department humming. He has the respect of the lifeguards and with that comes their willingness to be the best. We have the safest and best beaches. Chief Stocks and the Wildwood Beach Patrol are second to none."

In thanking the commissioners, Stocks said he wanted to take the opportunity to thank the beach patrol's "partners in safety, the Wildwood Fire Department and Wildwood Police Department, who also do an outstanding job."

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash set for this weekend

The 6th Annual Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash will be held weekend (August 14-16) at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The three-day expo and show, presented by Rebel Image Tattoo, will feature appearances by major national tattoo artists (along with stars of the Spike series Ink Master), live tattooing, art exhibits, contests, side shows, and more.

Hours for the event are as follows:

Friday:  Noon - 11 p.m.
Saturday:  11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday:  11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Admission is $20 per day or $40 for the entire weekend.

For more information and an updated schedule of events, call 609-972-6671 or visit

Follow the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash on Facebook and Twitter.

FREE Movie Night - rescheduled from last night

As a reminder, Movies on the Beach and Downtown Wildwood Movie Night will be presented tonight, after being postponed yesterday due to weather.

Start time for both will be 8:30 p.m.

Movies on the Beach, set up just south of the Wildwoods Convention Center, will feature Grease.

Downtown Wildwood Movie Night, located at Pacific & Schellenger Avenues, will be screening The Lego Movie.

Conditions look to be excellent, with temps in the high-70's / low-80's this evening.

Grab a blanket or some beach chairs and enjoy a night out with the family under the stars!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Results of the 9th Annual Wildwood Pizza Tour are in...

Our friends at the Wildwood Pizza Tour embarked on their annual marathon review of "every legitimate pizzeria" on the Boardwalk this past Friday night, August 7th.

The ninth edition saw the tour's five original reviewers - Chris, Brian, Mike, Frank and Tim - sample slices from 23 different locations.

How did YOUR favorite(s) stack up with the WPT gang?

HERE are the official results!

Downtown Movie Night rained out; Lego Movie rescheduled for tomorrow night (Wed, August 12th)

The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) has a announced that tonight's scheduled presentation of "The Lego Movie" has been cancelled due to weather.

The movie will be shown tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 12, at 8:30 p.m. at 3501 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood.

Check out yesterday's announcement of the remaining schedule for movies this summer!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Upcoming Downtown Wildwood Movies: Cars, Despicable Me 2, and Frozen!


The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID), sponsor of the Downtown Wildwood Free Family Movie Nights, has announced the movie titles for the remainder of the season:

Tuesday, August 18th - Cars
Tuesday, August 25th - Despicable Me 2
Monday, August 31st - Frozen

Come to Downtown Wildwood early and have dinner at one of the great Downtown Wildwood restaurants. The movies will be shown on the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market lot at 3501 Pacific Avenue, and will start at about 8:15 p.m. (as soon as it gets dark).

Bring your beach chairs or a blanket and enjoy a family movie under the stars in Downtown Wildwood!

Also, don't miss Crest Savings Bank Kids Night at the Downtown Wildwood Movies!

On August 18th & 25th, Crest Savings Bank will be giving a complementary popcorn or candy to every child under 18.

Restaurants offering Movie Night Specials and any weather-related updates will be posted on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea and at Downtown Wildwood Free Family Night Movie information can also be found at the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market, which is held every Saturday until Labor Day, at Pacific & Schellenger Avenues, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

FREE parking is available for both the Downtown Wildwood Movie Night and the Farmers Market in the lot behind the Pacific & Schellenger Avenues property.

Please contact Joanne Messer at 609-523-1602 with any questions regarding this Wildwood Business Improvement District press release.