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Crest Recreation announces Trunk or Treat winners

crest-trunk-or-treat-2016-first-placeWILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department hosted a large crowd at its annual Trunk or Treat Halloween season family event Sunday, Oct. 30. The event was held in the parking lot of the Crest Pier Recreation Center.

Adults decorated the backs of their vehicles for Halloween and distributed candy to children dressed in Halloween costumes. Approximately 850 people attended the event, which included 21 decorated vehicles.

The Wildwood Crest Police Department and Department of Public Safety also participated in the event.

Winners of the vehicle-decorating contest were awarded prizes. They included:

First place – Wally and Susan Jurusz, Wildwood Crest.

Second place – Robin Wertz, North Wildwood.

Third place – Breinn Byron, Wildwood Crest.

Fourth place – Dennis Schlereth, Cape May Court House.

For further information, call (609) 523-0202.

Live music, fireworks, family entertainment at Crest Seafarers Celebration

seafarers-1Spectacular beachfront fireworks, a wide variety of terrific live music, enjoyable family entertainment, an appearance by a member of the United States Olympic Team and much more will highlight the FREE Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Seafarers Celebration begins at 9 a.m. with a massive street festival along the beautiful banks of Sunset Lake, located along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road and Miami Avenue. The event will feature scores of craft vendors, live music, delicious varieties of food and other fun entertainment for the entire family.

seafarers-fireworksLive music includes performances by Stellar Mojo (rock, dance, party hits), Big Bleu (Motown, oldies, pop) and the Star Band (oldies, pop, dance hits). (See below for the specific live music schedule.)

A performance by the Vahalla Pirates, magic shows, a live turtle exhibition, roving street performers, children’s pie-eating contests, bounce houses, face painting and more also highlight Saturday’s Seafarers daytime activities lineup.

In addition, Wildwood Crest native Joe Maloy, who was the top American finisher in the men’s triathlon race at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, will make an appearance at the event.

The daytime portion of the Seafarers Celebration at Sunset Lake concludes at 5 p.m.

showtime-dance-band-2016The action then moves to Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. The Showtime Dance Band, a 12-piece dance, oldies, Motown, disco and pop band, will perform on the Centennial Park stage from 6 to 8 p.m. The annual Seafarers beachfront fireworks show will go off from the beach at Fern Road at 8 p.m. to conclude the day’s activities.

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

 

2016 SEAFARERS CELEBRATION LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, SEPT. 24

Sunset Lake – New Jersey Avenue from Rambler Road to Miami Avenue

10:30 a.m. – Star Band (oldies/pop/dance hits)

1 p.m. – Stellar Mojo (rock/dance/party hits)

3 p.m. – Big Bleu (Motown/oldies/pop)

Centennial Park – Fern Road and Ocean Avenue

6 p.m. – Showtime Dance Band (dance, oldies, Motown, disco, pop hits)

Live music show Saturday in Crest canceled due to storm threat

WWC_withtaglineThe live music performance by U2 tribute band 2U scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Wildwood Crest Centennial Park has been canceled due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has announced.

For further information, call (609) 523-0202.

Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage

WCBP headquartersThe Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2016.

All beaches will be open and protected by beach patrol staff through Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day) and on the weekend after Labor Day (Sept. 10-11). Due to limited available staff, five beaches will be protected from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 9: Buttercup-Lavender, Rosemary-Forget-Me-Not, Stockton-Stanton, Toledo-Denver and Trenton-Newark.

Sunday, Sept. 11 will be the last day of the 2016 season for regular lifeguard coverage of the Wildwood Crest beaches. Response teams will be available for emergency calls on the weekends of Sept. 17-18 and Sept. 24-25.

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.

Jamison Celtic Rock at Centennial Park Aug. 20

Jamison Centennial Park 2WILDWOOD CREST – Jamison Celtic Rock, one of the most popular Irish pop/rock bands of the Delaware Valley, is set to play at Centennial Park Saturday, Aug. 20, as the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series continues.

Jamison Celtic Rock has become a favorite of the Irish, the Irish at heart and many more across the region over the past decade. A five-piece band formed out of Northeast Philadelphia, Jamison mixes dynamic reels with rock, modern pop, hip-hop dance beats and more – all while never straying far from their Irish roots. While Jamison drops traditional and more modern Irish favorites into their shows, the band also performs many pop and rock favorites from Pink to Pink Floyd and from Rihanna to Rush, all with a style that makes each song seem as if it were crafted in the basement of a Dublin pub.

But perhaps the best way to describe a Jamison performance is to say you certainly don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this talented group of musicians.

In addition to rocking pubs, taverns and nightclubs, Jamison has appeared live on Fox Good Day Philadelphia and CBS3 television’s Talk Philly, has headlined many Irish festivals and parades across the region and makes many appearances at the Jersey Shore each 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 rhythm all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24; the best songs of Elton John with Bennie & The Jets on Saturday, Aug. 27; and progressive and classic rock with Sass faction on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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

 

The Benderz to perform at Centennial Park Saturday

BenderzWILDWOOD CREST – The Benderz, a five-piece touring cover band based in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, is set to make its Centennial Park debut on Saturday, Aug. 13, as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

Performing some of the top pop, rock and dance hits of yesterday and today, The Benderz brings a high-energy, interactive party to every one of its shows. The band regularly performs at many of the top nightclubs and restaurants in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, including many dates along the Jersey Shore in the summertime.

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 rhythm and blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17; Irish-themed pop and rock hits with Jamison Celtic Rock on Saturday, Aug. 20; and all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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

The Benderz at Centennial Park Saturday

BenderzThe Benderz, a five-piece touring cover band based in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, is set to make its Centennial Park debut on Saturday, Aug. 13, as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

Performing some of the top pop, rock and dance hits of yesterday and today, The Benderz brings a high-energy, interactive party to every one of its shows. The band regularly performs at many of the top nightclubs and restaurants in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, including many dates along the Jersey Shore in the summertime.

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 rhythm and blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17; Irish-themed pop and rock hits with Jamison Celtic Rock on Saturday, Aug. 20; and all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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

Live music performance 8/6/16 postponed

WWC_withtaglineThe live music performance scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest has been postponed due to the threat of storms. The Showtime Dance Band will instead perform at the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. More details on the Seafarers event to be announced.

Crest Police to host National Night Out event

Crest National Night Out 4The Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will host a fun-filled evening of free activities for the entire family on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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 p.m.

Wildwood Crest National Night Out festivities will include live music, 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 about the Wildwood Crest Police Department’s National Night Out festivities, contact the police department at (609) 522-2456.

Rolling Stones tribute band at Centennial Park Saturday

glimmertwinsheaderSome consider the Rolling Stones the greatest rock-and-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 Saturday, July 30 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 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 Sept. 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 Harmonaires on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

For more information about The Glimmer Twins, log on to www.theglimmertwins.net. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.