Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wine and Dine Throughout the Five-Mile Island During Wildwoods Restaurant Week


Wine and dine in some of Wildwoods’ finest restaurants during Wildwoods Restaurant Week Sunday, August 23 through Friday, August 28, presented by the Wildwood Restaurant Association.

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

Over 25 of the Wildwoods’ top 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
- Bandana’s Mexican Grille - 5607 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood Crest – 609-522-5735
- Blue Water Grille - 3320 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-0303
- Boardwalk Bar & Grill – 3500 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-2431
- Boathouse Restaurant – 506 West Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood – 609-729-5301
- Cattle ‘n Clover Irish Steakhouse – 3817 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-3800
- Dog Tooth Bar & Grille – 100 E. Taylor Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-8383
- Flip Flopz Bar & Grill – 106 W. Spruce Avenue in North Wildwood – 609-522-3350
- Gia Restaurant – 7400 Ocean Avenue in Wildwood Crest – 609-729-5959
- 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 – 3500 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-8300
- Little Italy Restaurant & Market Place – 5401 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood Crest – 609-523-0999
- Neil's Steak and Seafood Restaurant – 222 E. Schellenger Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-5226
- 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
- Star Diner Café – 325 W. Spruce Avenue in North Wildwood – 609-729-4900
- Tavern on the Bay – 517 W. Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-3055
- 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
- Urie’s Waterfront Restaurant – 588 West Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood – 609-522-4189
- Vegas Diner – 1307 New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood – 609-729-5511
- Westy's Irish Pub – 101 E. Walnut Avenue in North Wildwood – 609-522-4991

For the full list of all participating restaurants and their menus, visit or call 609-729-9000.

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

The Wildwoods to Host First Ever Jus Nice Sneaker Convention


The sneaker community will unite at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, August 22 during the first ever Jus Nice Sneaker Convention. The event will not only be a first for the Wildwoods Convention Center, but also a first for southern New Jersey.

The 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 available. There will be lots of giveaways and raffles throughout the day, and the first 50 attendees will receive a free gift bag. Atlantic City's own Major Impacts DJ I-ROC will be spinning live throughout the event.

The convention will be held from noon to 5 p.m., and all ages are welcome. All ticket purchases will include one raffle ticket and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

For additional information about the first ever Jus Nice Sneaker Convention, please call 609-305-3658.

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Harlem Globetrotter sinks shot from 150 feet above Surfside Pier

In advance of their four-game set at the Wildwoods Convention Center (Wednesday - Saturday), Harlem Globetrotters Bull Bullard and Sweet J visited Morey's Piers earlier today.

Elevated 150 feet above Surfside Pier on AtmosFEAR, Sweet J hit an astonishing trick shot, becoming the first member of the world famous team to make a basket from an amusement ride.

Check it out...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jimmy Buffett tribute band at Centennial Park on August 1


Parrotheads are expected to be out in force when Parrotbeach, a premier tribute band performing the best of Jimmy Buffett and other island- and summer-themed music, performs at Centennial Park on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

This New Jersey-based, experienced five-piece band led by the talented Remy St. Martin does well to recreate the festive, party atmosphere of a Jimmy Buffett concert.

The band regularly performs Buffett classics such as “Margaritaville,” “A Pirate Looks At Forty,” “Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” “Changes In Latitude, Changes in Attitudes” as well other well known party hits connected to the summer season.

Billed as “your ultimate vacation destination,” Parrotbeach regularly appears at music festivals, corporate events, nightclubs, summer music series and casinos across the region. According to the band’s website, Parrotbeach has been called “the hardest-working full-time Buffett band on the circuit today.”

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 live music every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 5, as well as every Monday through Aug. 17 at Sunrise Park at Rambler Road at 7:30 p.m.

Other upcoming entertainment includes acoustic-style pop hits with Shannon & Jeff on Monday, Aug. 3; Billy Joel tribute band Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 5; and pop, dance and party hits with Big House on Saturday, Aug. 8.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

40 years ago tonight, KISS rocked Wildwood!

During the Summer of 1975, the tale of a killer shark terrorizing a small resort town sent moviegoers into a frenzy, nationwide. For obvious reasons, Jaws resonated in the Wildwoods in a unique and enduring way.

The influence of the film that created and came to define the “blockbuster” genre was everywhere. Up and down the Boardwalk, shops sold Jaws apparel and posters, as the movie played to packed houses at the Blaker Theatre throughout the summer.

In the midst of the mania, an important chapter in the story of another emerging pop culture phenomenon was written. Despite gaining a reputation as a top-flight live act, KISS had earned moderate commercial success with the releases of its first three albums.

"Kisstory" and the Wildwoods collided 40 years ago tonight - July 23, 1975 - when Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley came to town and rocked Convention Hall. The performance was a make-up after a scheduled show several weeks earlier had been cancelled due to the band reportedly being involved in a car accident.

A band named “Mushroom” opened for KISS, which was at its blood-spewing, fire-breathing best in performing the hits from Kiss and Hotter Than Hell (both released in 1974) and Dressed to Kill (which came out earlier in 1975 and included the band’s eventual trademark anthem, “Rock and Roll All Nite”).

Unbeknown to the raucous audience at the time, the show was recorded and several songs would later be included onKISS’s fourth release – the double live album Alive! They included “Deuce” (the show opener and album’s first track), “Hotter Than Hell,” “Firehouse,” and “Black Diamond.”

Songs from the 16-track “Alive!” were also recorded that year at concerts in Cleveland, Detroit, and Davenport, Iowa.

The album, released on September 10, 1975, was a landmark release for a number of reasons.
For KISS, it was responsible for their breakthrough into the mainstream. “Alive!” went Gold, spawned the band’s first top 40 single (the live version of “Rock and Roll All Nite”) and essentially saved its record label at the, Neil Bogart’s Casablanca, from financial disaster.

Still regarded by many as KISS’s best album, it peaked at #9 on the album chart, and charted for 100 weeks (by far, the longest I the band’s history). In 2003, it was ranked #159 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

For the music industry as a whole, “Alive!” proved that live albums were a more than viable commodity.

Today, the former location of Convention Hall is the lawn that sits directly in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, between the Boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue (near Burk).

The next time you pass by, gaze over and try to imagine the history that took place on that very spot. From Elton John to Black Sabbath, Cheech & Chong to Alice Cooper, and Jim Croce to the Marshall Tucker Band, the venue played host to many legendary acts.

Thanks to that unforgettable summer night 40 years ago, the sounds from within will always remain “Alive!”

Crest Police to host National Night Out event


The Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will host a fun-filled evening of free activities for the entire family on Tuesday, August 4 as part of the National Night Out campaign.

The event will be held at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wildwood Crest National Night Out 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 Centennial Park area. The Cape May County SWAT truck, the Cape May County Sheriff K-9 Unit and the Cape May County Family Success Center will be included.

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Police Department's National Night Out festivities, contact the police department at 609-522-2456.

NEW EVENT - "Blues, Brews & BBQ" set for August 22

Fox Park will play host to yet another new event this summer, as the City of Wildwood presents "Blues, Brews & BBQ" on Saturday, August 22.

The festivities will run from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Thus far, we know that the event will feature live music, vendors and a mechanical bull.

Entertainment scheduled to play on stage include Blue Plate Specials, Filthy Rich, Blue Bone, George Bonds Band, and The Fins.

Stay tuned for further information...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Race set for Aug. 8


The Borough of Wildwood Crest will stage its annual 5K Beach Race Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8:30 a.m. The race will be held on a scenic out-and-back course near the water’s edge at low tide beginning and ending at the edge of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road. 

The event also includes an untimed one-mile fun run/walk.

Cost is $25 for the 5K run and $20 for the one-mile run/walk for those registered by July 31. Costs are $30 and $25 after July 31. 

Long-sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed to all registered by July 31 and as supplies last to those registered after July 31. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finishers in a variety of age groups. 

Refreshments will be served following the race and all registered participants will be eligible to win a variety of random door prizes.

The event will also include a team competition among the beach patrols from Wildwood Crest, Wildwood and North Wildwood.

Race-day registration will be held at the Crest Pier Recreation Center from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packet at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on Friday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The 5K Beach Race is a rain or shine event.

For further information, log on to or call (609) 523-0202.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Saturday is Christmas in July - And Santa Claus is coming to town!

This Saturday, July 25, will mark exactly five months until Christmas, and the island will celebrate with a number of businesses taking part in "Christmas in July" festivities.

The biggest event will be the annual arrival of Santa Claus himself, who will once again ride with his helpers along the North Wildwood beach.
Candy canes will be given out and Jolly 'ol Saint Nick will pose for photos as the North Wildwood Beach Patrol Lifeguard Band plays all of your favorite holiday songs.

The fun starts at 1 p.m. along the beach at the 2nd Avenue Inlet area and will travel south to 26th Avenue.

For more information, call 609-522-7500 or visit

Check out our album from last year's visit from Santa!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Calling All Canines: Paddle and Play at Morey’s Piers “Water Bark” on September 13

Blue Palms Resorts Offers Pet-Friendly Stay Package


Morey's Piers & Beachfront Water Parks' famed puppy pool party returns to the boardwalk of Wildwoods, NJ. On Sunday, September 13, 2015, Morey's Piers "goes to the dogs," opening the gates of Raging Waters Water Park to dogs, with all proceeds benefiting the New Jersey SPCA.

The “Water Bark” will be open from 5:00pm to 7:00pm inviting canines 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.

“Gone to the Dogs has become an annual tradition for families and their four-legged friends and a staple in celebrating the close of an action-packed water park season here at Morey’s,” added Jack Morey, second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers.  “Watching these happy pups running, splashing, and tails wagging…they have as much fun as people do!'

Blue Palms Resort, located steps away from Mariner’s Pier and Raging Waters Water Park, is offering pet-friendly accommodations from September 11 through 14, 2015.  The “Wildwood Unleashed” stay package starts at $62 per night (Sunday & Monday), and includes a welcome “doggie bag” and pet-cleaning fee.  Two-night minimum stay is required; limited space available.

To book a reservation, call (609) 522-0606.

Prior to the event, pups and their families can enjoy the ocean and sand at Wildwoods Dog Beach, located on Poplar Avenue between Morey’s Mariner’s Pier and Surfside Pier. The designated dog beach area stretches one city block wide and 1,500 feet long, offers fresh water and dog clean-up bags, and is open every day from 6:00am until dusk. All dogs must remain on leashes.

For admission to Morey’s Piers “Water Bark,” owners must pre-register their dogs and purchase tickets at

The event is open to the first 225 dogs to sign up; animals cannot be registered onsite. Admission is $20 per dog and $10 per person.

(Dogs are only permitted at Raging Waters Water Park on Sunday, September 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and leashed at all times except while in the water. Owners must show proof of current rabies vaccination at admission, which can include a dog tag or rabies vaccination certificate. Check-in begins at 4:30pm near the Raging Waters entrance, located at the rear of Morey’s Mariner’s Pier at Schellenger Avenue and the Boardwalk in Wildwoods, NJ.)

For video of last year’s event, please visit:

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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Wildwood BID Announces Upcoming Movie Schedule


The Wildwood Business Improvement District, sponsor of the new Downtown Tuesday Free Family Movie Nights, has announced the following upcoming feature movie:

Tuesday, July 28thThe Lion King

Wednesday, August 5th – Toy Story

*In support of our local Police Departments, and the National Night Out events being held on Tuesday, 8/4, WBID has moved the Downtown movie to Wednesday, 8/5, for the 1st week in August.
Tuesday, August 11th – The Lego Movie

The Downtown Tuesday Free Family Movie will be shown every Tuesday evening until September 1st.  In the event of rain, the movie will be shown on Wednesday night.

The show begins as soon as it gets dark, which is at about 8:30 pm at this time of year. Popcorn, candy and drinks are sold during the movie and several Downtown Wildwood Restaurants are offering Movie Night Specials to attract movie goers to come to Downtown early for dinner!

The weekly movie titles, restaurants offering Movie Night Specials and any weather related updates, will be posted on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea and at

Downtown Tuesday 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 and Schellenger Avenues, from 8 until 12:30.

FREE PARKING is available for both the Downtown Wildwood Movie Night and the Farmers Market in the parking 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.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Morey's Brunch Bunch invites kids to mingle with their favorite characters


On Sunday, July 26, Morey's Piers invites children to enjoy brunch fit for a princess or super hero at Joe's Fish Co. on Surfside Pier.

Brunch will feature an assortment of fresh fruit, donuts, cereal, fresh bagels, eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee. Guests can endulge in brunch while mingling and taking photographs with beloved characters. Other activities include arts and crafts, games, and dancing.

Each guest will receive an all day pass to Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis Water Parks.

Kids can splash around in one of three kiddie play areas, go wild on the six-lane Wipeout! slide or journey through the water park along the River Adventure.

Tickets are $45 for children and $40 for adults and must be purchased by July 20. Seatings are available at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Brunch is recommended for children ages two to 12; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information and to book, visit or call 609-522-3900 x-1195.

Blackthorn to perform at Fox Park tonight

Blackthorn will bring its high-energy brand of Celtic rock to the stage tonight at 7:30, as the Fox Park Amphitheater Concert Series continues.

The popular quintet is still going strong after over 20 years at the forefront of the Philadelphia music scene; they've long been a favorite at the Jersey Shore, particularly here in the Wildwoods.

The show is FREE - bring a blanket or beach chair for seating.

Fox Park is located at Ocean & Burk Avenues, directly across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Amphitheater concerts are presented every Sunday evening through the end of summer.

Next week's show will feature Countdown to Ecstasy (Steely Dan Tribute).

For the full list of concerts and dates, check out the Wildwoods' Calendar of Events HERE.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Upcoming Downtown Tuesday Movie Night Titles & Restaurants Specials

The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) has announced the titles for the next two weeks of Tuesday Movie Nights at the Downtown Farmer's Market location (Pacific & Schellenger):

Tuesday, July 21:  The Goonies

Tuesday, July 28:  Lion King 

Downtown Tuesday Movie nights run every week, through September 1.

Movies begin at dusk (around 8:45 p.m. this time of year).

Several restaurants and eateries in the area are running specials in conjunction with these movie nights, including:

Ø  Bonelli's Market (4000 Pacific Avenue)
Free 12 oz. soda with purchase of Gaetano, Formia or Old World Hoagie
* Cash or credit card only, open until 8 p.m.

Ø  Duffinetti's Restaurant & Lounge (4600 Pacific Avenue)
10% off the Children's Menu with purchase of Adult Dinner

Ø  Neil's Steak & Seafood House (222 E. Schellenger Avenue)
Free Water Ice with Dinner purchase

Ø  Panda Chinese Food (3108 Pacific Avenue)
Free Egg Roll or 12 oz. soda with Dinner purchase of $10 or more

Ø  Schellenger's Restaurant (3516 Atlantic Avenue)
Free Water Ice with Dinner purchase

Journey tribute band at Crest’s Centennial Park July 25

Enjoy the music of one the world’s most popular pop/rock bands of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s when Almost Journey, a Journey tribute band, takes the stage at Centennial Park on Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Consisting of four talented musicians, Almost Journey regularly performs many of Journey’s most popular hits, such as “Wheel in the Sky,” “Lights,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” “Faithfully” and more. 

Formed a little more than four years ago, Almost Journey has quickly become one of the top tribute bands on the entertainment circuit, featuring the music of a band that has had 18 Top 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts during its long and distinguished career.

Based out of New York, Almost Journey was created by members of 2U, a long-running U2 tribute band that is one of the most popular and recognizable tribute bands on the East Coast.

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 Sept. 5 and every Monday at Sunrise Park at Rambler Road from through Aug. 17.

Other upcoming entertainment includes acoustic rock with Simo & Dobbs on Monday, July 27 at Sunrise Park; classic rock with No Limit on Wednesday, July 29 at Centennial Park; and Jimmy Buffett’s greatest hits with Parrotbeach on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Centennial Park.  

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