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News & Upcoming Local Events

Calendar is subject to change. Events are current at the time of posting; please visit their corresponding websites for the most up-to-date information, changes or cancellations.


  EVENTS: News

Clean Ocean Action's Fall 2018 Beach Sweeps
October 20, 2018

Since launching the region's first Beach Sweeps program in 1985, over 123,200 COA volunteers have participated and removed over 6.2 million pieces of debris from New Jersey's beaches and waterways. 

More - Clean Ocean Action's Fall 2018 Beach Sweeps

Fall Dune Grass Planting
October 20, 2018

Volunteers are needed to help plant dune grass, everyone is welcome to participate.

More - Dune Grass Planting 

Kids' Harvest Festival
October 27, 2018

Trick or treating in Stone Harbor's shops, enjoy a hayride, decorate a pumpkin & more. 96th St Shopping District.

More - Stone Harbor Kids' Harvest Festival

Trunk or Treat
October 27, 2018

Pumpkin decorating, funnel cake, caramel apples & more! Trunk or Treat will take place in the 29th Street parking lot adjacent to Avalon Community Hall. Cars must be parked by 4:45pm and can not leave until 7:00pm.

More - Avalon Recreation Department

Flu Shots
October 29, 2018

The Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Health encourages everyone to get a flu shot this year!

More - Free Flu Shots at Avalon Community Hall

October 31, 2018

Avalon and Stone Harbor Home Owners: Add your address to the Seven Mile Island trick or treat route no later than October 26th.

Trick-or-Treaters: Maps will be available after 12pm October 30th.

More - Seven Mile Island Trick or Treating

Big Band Dance
November 10, 2018

"Tony DeLuca"   ~  7pm at the Avalon Community Hall.

More - Avalon Big Band Dances

American Legion Post 331 Veterans Day Ceremonies
November 11, 2018

Avalon at 11:00am   |   Stone Harbor Post 331 at 12:00pm

More - Veterans Day Ceremonies

The Wetlands Institute

See what's happening at The Wetlands Institute... check out their events and join in for an adventure in exploration and discovery!

More - The Wetlands Institute Events Calendar

Library Happenings

Creative Writing, Workshops, Lecture Series, Story Time & more...

Avalon   |   Stone Harbor

Recreation Departments

Check out the wide variety of activities, programs and events offered by our local Recreation Departments.

Avalon Recreation   |   Stone Harbor Recreation 

2018 Information Guides

Special events, facilities, beaches, summer sports camps, local area activities, public works and more.

Avalon   |   Stone Harbor


  NEWS: Events

Avalon to Conduct Aerial Fertilization of Dune Grass Week of October 22nd

"Avalon residents should not be alarmed if they see an airplane “buzzing” the beachfront tentatively between the dates of October 22-26th, 2018. The airplane will be dropping non-toxic, pellet-form fertilizer on Avalon’s dune grass from 8th through 80th streets."

More - Avalon to Conduct Aerial Fertilization of Dune Grass 

NJDOT to Complete Mandated Safety Tests on Bridges  

On Tuesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 10th Cape May County Engineering consultants will be performing NJDOT mandated safety tests on the 96th Street Bridge (CR 657) and the Ocean Drive Bridge (CR 619).

More - NJDOT to Complete Mandated Safety Tests on Bridges

Put Your House on the Trick or Treat Route

Attention Avalon and Stone Harbor home owners...add your address to the Seven Mile Island trick or treat route no later than October 26th.

More - Put Your House on the Trick or Treat Route 

Stone Harbor Launches Participation in the "Recycle Coach" APP

"Not sure what can be recycled? When your trash and recycling days are? Bulk Trash Pick-up day? Recycle Coach provides accurate, up-to-date information on Stone Harbor recycling schedules in a handy, user-friendly mobile format."

More - Stone Harbor Recycle Coach

Portuguese Man O'War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast

"Please be alert when walking on our beautiful beaches and swimming in the ocean. There have been sightings of Portuguese Man O'War along the New Jersey Coastline and beachgoers are advised to know what the species looks like and use caution when one is encountered."

More - Portuguese Man O’War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast

Avalon Now Hosts Own Independent Weather Station for Storm Tracking, Historical Archiving

"The Avalon Office of Emergency Management has installed a new weather system that provides continual weather monitoring and maintains historical data for the Borough for many years to come. A new Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station has been installed on the radio tower adjacent to the public safety building."

More - Avalon's Independent Weather Station

Stone Harbor Beach Closures

Some Stone Harbor beaches are currently closed and will remained closed at this time. The damage caused by the recent weekend storm will need to be assessed to ensure that there are no safety concerns. 9/11/2018

More - Stone Harbor Beach Closures 

Townsend’s Inlet Bridge to Close September 17th, 2018 for Construction

"The County of Cape May has announced that the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will be closed to the public starting Monday, September 17th, 2018 and will likely remain closed through May 22nd, 2019. The purpose of the closure is to conduct four separate rehabilitation projects on the bridge, including major work on the Avalon side of the span."

More - Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Closure

Stone Harbor Point Closure Extended to October 1, 2018

"Black Skimmers, a state endangered bird, are having a successful nesting season at Stone Harbor Point! In fact, they are doing so well that their nesting season is going to last beyond Labor Day, which is typically when recreation vehicles are permitted back on the Point."

More - Stone Harbor Point Closure Extended

Off Season Residential Property Check Available To Homeowners 

"The Stone Harbor Police Department wants to ensure that all homeowners are aware that off season residential property checks are available. Since the Borough of Stone Harbor is a seasonal resort the Police Department can routinely inspect the exterior of your property to make sure that it is secure. This is a “Free” service that the department offers to property owners."

More - Off Season Residential Property Check Available To Homeowners | View/Print Participation Form

Reminder: New Overlay Area Code for Avalon, Southern New Jersey
Beginning in August, 2018 

"To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new area 640 code is being added to the same geographic area currently served by the existing 609 area code in New Jersey. This process is known as an area code overlay, and requires a new dialing procedure. In connection with this overlay, all seven-digit dialed calls between area codes 609 and 856 will be eliminated and will require a new dialing procedure."

  Call From    Call To   New Dialing Procedure
  609 or 640   609 or 640   Area code + 7-digit telephone number
  609 or 640   856 or any area code other than 609 or 640   1 + area code + 7-digit telephone number
  856   609 or 640 or any area code other than 856   1 + area code + 7-digit telephone number
  856   856   7-digit telephone number

More - New Overlay Area Code for Avalon, Southern New Jersey

Lowest Overall Tax Rate in Cape May County

"The Borough of Avalon has again achieved the lowest overall tax rate in Cape May County. New certifications were released by the Cape May County Board of Taxation."

Avalon Tax Rate

Avalon Municipal Budget 2018

The Avalon Borough Council formally introduced the 2018 municipal budget at the Wednesday, February 28th Council meeting.

More - Avalon Introduces Municipal Budget; Decrease in Tax Rate; Lowest Tax Rate in County

Stone Harbor Municipal Budget 2018

A special meeting was held on February 17th to review the 2018 municipal budget for the Borough of Stone Harbor.

Presentation of Stone Harbor Municipal Budget 2018 -  View Presentation

Annual Report - Stone Harbor Beaches

This annual report presents the status of the beaches and dunes within the Borough of Stone Harbor from October 2016 to October 2017.

2017 Annual Report On Condition Of Municipal Beaches - Read Full Report

Seasonal Beach Tags

Seasonal beach tags are available via mail, smartphone app or in person.

Avalon  |  Stone Harbor


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