Summer is finally, officially upon us. Because the city can get a bit stifling over these warmest of months, we’ve put together a list of adventures worth doing outside of town, where you’ll find more trees and shores than sun-attracting concrete. Some are kind of unusual, many are kid-friendly and all are wildly entertaining.
If the thought of crabfries after a race makes you more excited than queasy, listen up: The Chickie’s and Pete’s 5K Boardwalk Run will be returning to the Atlantic City boardwalk for a second year on Saturday, August 22nd. Registration opens on Monday. Read more »
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G Philly will be down in Atlantic City this weekend to soak up all the beach, booze and boys at the annual Sand Blast Weekend. In anticipation of the party’s first go-round in Atlantic City, we’ve put together this field guide to help you get the most out of your gay (and lesbian!) down-the-shore frolics.
A new entertainment series, Broadway on the Boardwalk, kicked off in Atlantic City this week. The free show, taking place every Monday in July, brings actors from current Broadway shows to perform on the Kennedy Plaza section of AC’s Boardwalk. This week’s first go-round featured singers from Cabaret, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Motown: The Musical. Photos below:
Sunday was a more-exciting-than-usual day in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. At approximately 4 p.m., a young Philadelphia couple allegedly had sex in the ocean, according to Sea Isle police.
Matthew McPeak, 27, and Stephanie Wallington, 23, were taken into custody after police (and a bunch of shocked onlookers) observed them getting a little too frisky in the water. When police showed up and told the couple to get out of the ocean, Wallington had trouble tying her bikini back on, according to an eyewitness account reported by CBS 3.
After processing McPeak and Wallington at the station, police issued summonses for lewdness and released them. Neither McPeak nor Wallington could be reached for comment.
[Photo via Instagram user 19125er]
Wildwoods Beach will see an all-new music festival this summer, taking place a day after our 4th of July hoopla on the Parkway. The BeachGlow Music Festival is hosted by BeachGlow Concerts for Charity, the only non-profit EDM concert producer in the nation. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. More on the afternoon’s lineup from a press release I received today:
Celebrate the magic of the sea at Cape May’s Harbor Fest. The all-day event will have all the things you’d expect out of a seafest: food, beer, music, games, craft vendors, demonstrations, and, of course, activities for the kids.
The festival will go down on June 14th, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., at the Nature Center of Cape May (1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ) and it will, for sure, have something for everyone.
We are now officially four days into spring, but Mother Nature doesn’t appear to care one lick. And since we’re due to get more snow tomorrow (just a dusting, but still), I would like to say for the Internet Record that I am sick to death of being cold. I won’t go all the way and wish for full-on, 1,000-percent humidity summer weather, as my sister-in-law has done, but I’ll gladly take anything over 50 degrees at this point. Is that so much to ask?
Ocean Grove, a South Jersey community whose boardwalk was ripped to shreds by Hurricane Sandy, was denied relief aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Here’s why: Its oceanfront is owned by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, a nonprofit owned by the United Methodist Church. Private groups like those can’t receive FEMA funding, so tough luck, pardner. Ocean Grove lost its pier, a fishing club that stood on it, and much of its boardwalk. Total damage is estimated around $3.5 million. [NJ Spotlight]