Monday, July 18, 2016

Anglesea Night Market debuts this Thursday

The first ever food truck festival to hit the Wildwoods, the Anglesea Night Market, debuts this Thursday evening, July 21, on Olde New Jersey Avenue.

The North Wildwood Entertainment District will host to a dozen trucks serving up a wide variety of gourmet delights, snacks, drinks and desserts.

Area restaurants will also be taking part, in addition to live music, yoga, displays from Morey's Piers' artBOX, and more.

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m, with a ribbon cutting ceremony kicking off the festivities.

A second Night Market is also scheduled for Thursday, August 18.

The Anglesea Night Market is being produced by Stallion Marketing LLC, organizer of the popular Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival.

For more information, check out the event's official website at www.angleseanightmarket.com.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Don't Call Me Francis to Perform at Crest's Centennial Park on July 23

PRESS RELEASE

One of the most popular and most requested party bands in the Delaware Valley is set to make an appearance at Centennial Park for the third straight summer.

Don’t Call Me Francis, long considered one of the top party bands in the region, returns to Wildwood Crest on Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

DCMF was voted the best band in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley in the Readers’ Choice Awards by the Camden Courier-Post newspaper for 12 consecutive years.

Don’t Call Me Francis brings a unique style to the stage, performing non-stop high-energy sets filled with the best party and dance music from the 1960s through today. The band regularly performs at nightclubs, corporate events, summer music series and more each year, and makes regular appearances at venues across the Jersey Shore every summer.

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, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes pop, rock and dance hits with Up Next on Wednesday, July 27; a Rolling Stones tribute by the Glimmer Twins on Saturday, July 30; and classic and progressive rock with Fuse Box Wednesday, Aug. 3.

For more information about Don’t Call Me Francis, log on to www.francisband.com.

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Third Thursday at artBOX set for July 21 and August 18


Morey's Piers' artBOX will be celebrating Third Thursdays events on July 21 and August 18 at Adventure Pier - from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The events will offer guests the opportunity to meet the talented team of artBOX artists and gain insight into their displays and unique styles.

There will also be live music, food and drinks, and a paint night hosted by Artists on the Rocks.

Wildwood 365 is excited to be a part of Third Thursdays, with editor Al Alven displaying photo art from the "Show Us Your Wildwood" gallery.

We hope to see you there!

Ribbon Cutting Set for Anglesea Night Market; Complete Truck List Finalized


PRESS RELEASE

In less than two weeks, a dozen food trucks will line Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood for a new event.

The Anglesea Night Market will debut on July 21 with a ribbon-cutting event and then a second date will held on Aug. 18. Both events will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m in the North Wildwood Entertainment District.

The complete list of food trucks includes Zinna’s Bistro, Cupcake Carnival, Loco Gringo’s Taco Express, Shore Shake, Eat-A-Pita, The Whirly Pig, Nick’s Roast Beef, The Taste Trolley, The Little Sicilian, Beast of the Street, Good Mood Food, and Cannoli World.

“This will be something new for the Wildwoods and we couldn’t be more excited,” said festival organizer Denis Brown. “It's also our hometown and we are happy to be doing something where we live.

This event is the first food truck event to take place in the Wildwoods. Stallion Marketing LLC which produces the Anglesea Night Market is also responsible for the Sea Isle City Food Truck events.

More information on the event can be found at angleseanightmarket.com. The event is sponsored by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority.

About Stallion Marketing

Stallion Marketing LLC is a event based marketing company focused in on events in South Jersey. Stallion Marketing LLC owns and operates the Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational, which took place June 24 to 26 and the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival, which happens Sept. 9 to 11. The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival was ranked top 10 in the country by VacationIdea.  Stallion Marketing LLC also consults with Morey’s Piers and the LPGA tour event in South Jersey. Stallion Marketing LLC is launching the Anglesea Night Market this year as well on July and Aug. 18.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Greater Wildwood Chamber members celebrate milestones

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce (GWCOC) today acknowledged members celebrating major milestone anniversaries this year.


Morey's Piers is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mariner's Pier.



Laura's Fudge, one of the most beloved and enduring institutions 
in the Wildwoods, is celebrating its 90th anniversary!



The Wildwoods Convention Center is already 15 years old.



Wildwood Old Time Photos, Shooters/Pirates of Wildwood 3D Miniature Golf 
is celebrating its 10th anniversary and 30 years on the Boardwalk.



Ed's Funcade is celebrating 40 years on the Boardwalk



The Original Fudge Kitchen - 45 years



Boardwalk's Best Gift & Variety is celebrating and Elby's Variety 
are celebrating their 10th and 15th anniversaries, respectively.

WILD WEEKEND: 4th Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

Renowned sand sculptor Matt Long puts the finishing touches on one of his masterpieces

WHAT:
The 4th Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

* Registration is FREE and event is open to the public

WHEN:
Saturday, July 9, 2016
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:
On the beach at Heather Road

WHO:
Matt Long - Internationally renowned sand sculptor
Can You Dig It Sand Tools
Bull Bullard - Harlem Globetrotters star
Joe Fischer - The Hocus Pocus It's Joe Fischer Magic Show
The Mango Men - Live entertainment headliners


The Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival returns to the beach at Heather Road (just north of the old fishing pier) on Saturday, July 9.

The event will feature an amateur sand sculpting contest, along with amazing sand sculpture designs by internationally-renowned sand sculptor Matt Long.

Registration is FREE and begins at 9 a.m.

Live entertainment kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with The Hocus Pocus It's Joe Fischer Magic Show, followed the the headliners, The Mango Men.

This year, the festival has formed a partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters, who will be appearing at the Wildwoods Convention Center for four games from July 27 through June 30.

Globetrotters star Bull Bullard will make a special appearance at the festival at 11 a.m. to perform tricks and meet with fans. He will also assist in the judging of the amateur sand sculpting contest.

In addition, the festival will feature a custom sand sculpture to celebrate the Globetrotters' 90th anniversary.

For questions or additional info, call 609-523-0202 or visit www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com.

Mayor Rosenello Orders Flags Flown at Half-Mast for Fallen Dallas Police Officers

PRESS RELEASE

Mayor Patrick Rosenello announced on Friday, July 08, 2016 that the City of North Wildwood will lower all American flags to half mast, in honor of the victims of the Dallas Police Department who lost their lives on duty yesterday at a protest in Dallas.

According to media reports, five officers were killed and 11 were injured in shootings that occurred during a rally in Dallas last night.

Mayor Patrick Rosenello stated, “I am deeply saddened over the events that occurred during last night’s protest, and I want to make sure that the victims lives are honored properly, as we in North Wildwood stand here today in support of Dallas Police Department.”

Corcoran Family Announcement Regarding a Reward for the Return of the Stolen Flag – North Wildwood, NJ

PRESS RELEASE

Joe Griffies, Vietnam War Veteran and Radio Personality – WIBG 1020AM / 101.3 FM will be holding a press conference on behalf of the Corcoran Family, today, between 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. outside of 15th Street Volunteer Fire Company – 15th & Central Avenues, North Wildwood, NJ 08260.

The press conference will be regarding a reward for the return of the irreplaceable casket flag that was stolen this past weekend from their flag pole in North Wildwood.

Patrick Corcoran, 19, of the Torresdale section in Philadelphia, was among 74 sailors who perished aboard the Frank E. Evans Destroyer when it collided with an Australian aircraft carrier June 3, 1969, in the South China Sea.” (Burney, 2016)

After his death, nearly 50 years ago, a flag was presented to his family. For almost a decade, that flag has been flown at the Corcoran residence once a year on 4th of July, in remembrance of the loss of their family member. Now, that flag has gone missing, and in a plea to get it back, there will be a press conference today to reveal instructions where/how to return the casket flag, and to also announce a reward for its return.

Reference:

Burney, M. (2016, July 06). N.J. Shore Family Pleads for Return of Stolen Funeral Flag of Vietnam War Sailor. Retrieved from http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20160707_N_J__Shore_family_pleads_for_return_of_stolen_funeral_flag_of_Vietnam_War_sailor.html

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Calling All Canines: Morey’s Piers Hosts a Weekend of Tail-Wagging Events in September


PRESS RELEASE

Named the “best seaside amusement park in the world,” Morey’s Piers transforms into a doggie domain from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Pet-lovers and their canine companions will find Fido-friendly activities throughout the weekend, culminating in the return of the “Gone to the Dogs” puppy pool party on closing day of Raging Waters Water Park.

New this year, the Wild Half race series introduces the first-ever Doggie Dash. Pooches will set the pace for the 5K and 1 mile races taking place on Saturday, September 10. Both events kick-off at 9:00 am at the 25ft tall fire hydrant on Poplar Avenue.

Participants and their pups receive a complimentary event shirt, doggie bandana, bark-tastic dog tag, discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers for the weekend, and an after-party complete with music, food and pet-friendly activities.

Prices start at $30 for humans and $5 for dogs. Proceeds from the race will benefit Team Foster, a non-profit organization that pairs service dogs with veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities.

Every $5 dog entry fee will go directly to Team Foster, and Morey’s Piers will match it with an additional $5 donation per dog registration.

To sign-up, visit:

http://www.active.com/wildwood-nj/running/distance-running-races/wild-half-race-series-doggie-dash-2016

Dogs are also welcomed to tee off at the new Starlux mini golf course. “Putts for Mutts” will take place Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11 with $5 from each admission benefiting the Wildwood Police K9 Unit. Each guest will receive a commemorative “Putts for Mutts” golf ball and dogs will receive a souvenir gift.

Starlux Mini Golf prices start at $8 for nine holes, $12 for 18 holes and $16 for 27 holes for adults. Children 12 and under are $6 for nine holes, $10 for 18 holes and $14 for 27 holes.

The weekend culminates with the annual puppy pool party on Sunday, September 11 at Raging Waters Water Park from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, with event check-in to begin at 5:00 pm.

Celebrating the close of the water park for the season, canines have free rein to paddle along the river adventure, play in the fountain pool or fetch tennis balls in the activity pool. Water bowls and free dog treats will be stationed throughout Raging Waters during the event and each dog will receive a Morey’s Piers souvenir to take home. Owners will find food and beverage menu options at the Wrecker’s Beach Grill for purchase.

Admission is $20 per dog and $10 per person, with proceeds benefitting the New Jersey SPCA and the Cape May County Animal Shelter. Registration opens on July 8 at 9:00 am.

To register, visit: http://www.moreyspiers.com/events/event/gone-to-the-dogs

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

About Morey’s Piers

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tim McGraw Concert Puts Wildwood on Music Map


The following is an official release from the City of Wildwood about the Tim McGraw beach concert on the Fourth of July... PRESS RELEASE WILDWOOD – A July Fourth concert featuring country music legend Tim McGraw not only brought a star-spangled lineup of music to Wildwood’s world-famous beach, it also proved the city ranks as one of the top concert venues in the nation. “Our beach is the perfect place for a summer concert,” said Commissioner Pete Byron. “The Tim McGraw concert showed the city has the know-how to offer promoters and music lovers a first-class concert experience.” The city’s long history as a summertime music mecca took a hit with the advent of casino gambling and shows in neighboring counties. By bringing concerts to Wildwood’s wide beach, the city is putting itself back on the map as a premier summertime entertainment venue. “Tens of thousands of people enjoyed the Tim McGraw concert,” said Byron. “Not even the rain could dampen their enthusiasm or fun.” According to the commissioner, the Fourth of July concert also generated additional tourism dollars for local hotels, restaurants and merchants. “With the Fourth of July being on a Monday, people stayed over an additional day rather than drive home,” he said. “That generated a lot of opportunity for the local economy.” From a municipal perspective, the concert was flawless. City departments such as police, fire, beach patrol, beach services and public works were all called into service. “The concert would not have been possible without those departments who worked behind the scenes to make it a great experience,” Byron said. “The people who worked to make the concert happen deserve a loud round of applause.”

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wildwoods to Host Free Food Truck Event


PRESS RELEASE

The Anglesea Night Market will debut on July 21 and Aug. 18 and bring a food truck event to the Wildwoods for the first time ever.

Both events will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m in the North Wildwood Entertainment District, along Olde New Jersey Avenue.

A dozen of the best food trucks, gourmet food vendors, live music, art, yoga, and more. Confirmed food trucks for the first event on July 21 include Eat-A-Pita, The Whirly Pig, Nick’s Roast Beef, The Taste Trolley, The Little Sicilian, Beast of the Street, Good Mood Food, and Cannoli World.

“Food trucks continue to grow and bring large groups of people out,” said festival organizer Denis Brown. “We are excited to give the visitors and year round residents a chance to try some of these exciting trucks.”

Night markets have become huge events in major cities across the country, including Philadelphia, Pittsburg, and Richmond. The event is free and open to the public.

More information on the event can be found at angleseanightmarket.com. The event is sponsored by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority.

About Stallion Marketing

Stallion Marketing LLC is a event based marketing company focused in on events in South Jersey. Stallion Marketing LLC owns and operates the Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational, which took place June 24 to 26 and the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival, which happens Sept. 9 to 11. The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival was ranked top 10 in the country by VacationIdea.  Stallion Marketing LLC also consults with Morey’s Piers and the LPGA tour event in South Jersey. Stallion Marketing LLC is launching the Anglesea Night Market this year as well on July and Aug. 18.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fourth annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival July 9



Grab your buckets and shovels, head to the beach and get ready for some fun at the fourth annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 9.

Join hundreds of beach lovers at this family friendly event, which includes a FREE amateur sand sculpting contest, live music, magic show, beach games, an appearance by the Harlem Globetrotters and more.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. alongside the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road. Registration for the contest is free.

The Hocus Pocus It’s Joe Fischer Magic Show will begin the live entertainment at 10:30 a.m., followed by headliners The Mango Men, with their energized and “sand-castle-inspiring” summer- and beach-themed party music.

The contest is organized in conjunction with Can You Dig It Sand Tools and 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 Travel Channel Show Sand Masters. Long’s career in sand sculpting began right here in South Jersey at amateur events like this one.

Contest registration for the fourth annual Wildwood Crest Amateur Sand Sculpting Festival will begin onsite at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Sand pits will be assigned, with carving starting at 10 a.m. sharp. To ensure a level playing field, the contest will have seven separate divisions ranging from youth solo/groups to adult solo and teams. There will also be a pro/am division for more experienced adult sculptors.

Sculptures will be judged on creativity, execution, composition and overall presentation. Prizes and awards will be presented to first through third places in each division. There will also be a People’s Choice award for Best On The Beach, with the winner voted by spectator ballot.

“Wildwood Crest is not just one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been to, but it also has some of the finest beach sand in the world for sculpting,” Long said. “We’re very excited about how this event has grown in popularity over its first three years and we expect an even bigger and better festival on July 9.”

The Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival has also formed a partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters, who will be appearing at the Wildwoods Convention Center for four games from July 27 through July 30.

Globetrotters star Bull Bullard will appear at the festival at 11 a.m. to perform tricks and meet with fans.

He will also assist in the judging of the amateur sand sculpting contest. In addition, the festival will feature a custom sand sculpture to celebrate the Globetrotters’ 90th anniversary. For more information on the Harlem Globetrotters, log on to www.harlemglobetrotters.com/wildwood.

Prior to contest day, on Thursday and Friday, July 7-8, Long will be carving one of his masterful castles at the site, providing an opportunity for those interested to stop by, ask questions and pick up some professional tricks and tips.

New to this year’s festival are two sand sculpting clinics on Wednesday, July 6, during which Long will provide instruction and tips to amateur sand sculptors. The separate clinics will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The clinic is free and all ages are welcome. To pre-register contact Long via email at matt@canyoudigit.com.


For further information, email Long at matt@canyoudigit.com, log on to visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

Information is also available on the Wildwood Crest Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest page on Facebook.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Chatterband at Crest’s Centennial Park, Saturday, July 2

PRESS RELEASE

The Chatterband, one of the Delaware Valley’s longest-running and most popular dance/party bands, will perform Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park.

The Chatterband has been entertaining music lovers of all ages throughout the region for nearly 40 years.

A nine-piece band featuring an exceptional horn section and a variety of singers, the Chatterband performs many of the most popular dance and party songs ever recorded, from the 1970s through today.

The band regularly plays anything and everything from classic disco hits to rock anthems to the most popular songs of Frank Sinatra to today’s latest pop and dance tunes.

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, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes pop, dance and funk hits with Stellar Mojo on Wednesday, July 6; oldies, disco and Motown with Purple Reign on Saturday, July 9; and all the hits of Heart with tribute band Kick It Out on Wednesday, July 13.

For more information about the Chatterband, log on to www.chatterband.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Crest again honored as one of New Jersey’s Favorite Beaches


PRESS RELEASE

Wildwood Crest finished as the runner-up to Ocean City in the New Jersey’s Favorite Beaches contest for the second straight year, contest organizers announced Thursday in a ceremony at the Ocean City Music Pier.

The contest is a project of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium.

The contest, conducted through online voting, was created in 2008 as a Top Ten Beaches survey to encourage stewardship and pride in the state’s beaches while promoting a little healthy competition among the state’s beach towns, according to the NJSGC.

The contest was changed this year to New Jersey’s Favorite Beach. Winners were selected from each of four coastal counties in the state – Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth.

Approximately 10,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest, which was open from May 1 through June 15. Ocean City received the most votes and was named New Jersey’s Favorite Beach. Wildwood Crest finished second to Ocean City both overall and in Cape May County.

“We pride ourselves on having one of the safest, cleanest and best beaches not only in New Jersey but also across the country and even the world,” said Don Cabrera, Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation.

“We are extremely appreciative and humbled that so many people thought enough of our beach to vote for us in this contest. We congratulate Ocean City for winning this contest and all of our neighboring beach towns for all they do to make the beaches in Cape May County such an asset to our visitors and residents alike.”

Today: Celebrate KONG's 1st Birthday at Surfside Pier


Morey's Piers will be hosting a first birthday part for last year's big addition - KONG - this afternoon at Surfside Pier from 1 - 3 p.m.

Guest can enjoy a complimentary ride on KONG, music from gorilla-dressed tribal drummers, and complimentary cupcakes and bananas.

There will also be a cookie decorating station and birthday hats for kids.

During the celebration, the Kong & Co. retail shop will be offering a 20 percent off sale on single items and more.