Tom Keown and Denise Distasio Keown


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 & LOCAL INFO:

IN THE NEWS: 05/16/2024

Parking Fees are in Effect from May 1st to October 1st Paying for Parking: Stone Harbor no longer accepts cash payments for parking fees. Parking fees are paid via the ParkMobile App. ParkMobile can be found in both Google and Apple App stores. Download the App!  If you do not have a smart phone or the ParkMobile App, you can pay for parking by phoning the ParkMobile Service Line (877-727-5304) when you park your vehicle, at which time you can pay using a credit card over the phone. 
 
Irrigation Schedule for Stone Harbor Read More
 
Avalon's Thursdays at Surfside Summer Concert Series 2024 Line Up
 
Cape May County MUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday, June 1st  Read More
 
GET YOUR BEACH TAGS ONLINE!  Both Avalon and Stone Harbor season beach tags are now available for purchase online.  Order a set for your family and have them shipped to your door!  Find them here

 

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Area Information & Activities:

  • May 13-19, Wetlands Institute's Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Celebration Located between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape May Peninsula plays host to one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Moving to the pulse of ancient rhythms, tens of thousands of shorebirds leave their winter homes in South America and fly north, dropping down onto the beaches of Delaware Bay just as horseshoe crabs climb out of the water to lay millions of eggs in the sand..Read More
     
  • May 16-19, Cape May Spring Birding Festival National Geographic recognizes Cape May, NJ as one of 10 World's Best Destinations for Bird Watching.  The unique co.mbination of diverse habitats within a condensed area attracts an amazing variety of songbirds and shorebirds to the area every spring and fall.  Witnessing Spring Migration in Cape May is something every birder should experience!  Click Here For More Info And Tickets!
     
  • Coast Guard Community Festival On May 18, 2024, the Coast Guard Community Festival will again be held at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. The gates to the base are open to the public to explore all the sights, ships, helicopters, food and shopping vendors, live music, kid-friendly activities and much more. It is another unique opportunity to mingle amongst our Coast Guard members, their families, and Recruits as well as attendees from Cape May County and beyond. The event is FREE!
     
  • Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall May 21.
     
  • Avalon Borough Council Meeting starting at 4:15 p.m. May 22 at the Avalon Borough Hall .
     
  • Stone Harbor Turtle Trot 5k/2-mile fun walk  Starts Sun May 26 Read More
     
  •  Stone Harbor Strawberry Festival Sunday, May 26 from 6-8pm St. Mary's Parish Hall 95th Street & 3rd Ave. Come and enjoy Sweet Jersey Strawberry Desserts & Springer's Ice Cream!
     
  • Avalon Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Monday, May 27th Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer tourism season in every seaside community. Avalon ensures that the true meaning of the holiday is recognized every year to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy daily. Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony May 27, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm . Stone Harbor’s Memorial Day Parade begins at noon going north from 99th Street and Third Avenue; then proceeds east down 96th Street – leading to the Women’s Civic Club on 96th Street and the beach, where a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held.
     
  • Stone Harbor Pickelball - May 24 - Sept 2: Organized play am - 12 pm daily. Free Play 12pm - 4 pm daily. Read More

  • Paul Green Rock Academy Concert Friday, May 31 at 7pm Surfside Park Get ready to rock with the students of the Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) as they perform live in Avalon! Led by master teacher and original founder of School of Rock Paul Green, PGRA is an advanced touring ensemble of young musicians between the ages of 10 and 18, who have been selected for their musical prowess, showmanship, love of performing, and ability to share the stage with professional musicians as they tour the world.

Recreation Departments: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor 
 
Borough Websites: Avalon    Stone Harbor
 
Chambers of Commerce: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor

 

IN THE NEWS 05/08/2024:

Avalon is expected to begin a sand back passing project on or around Monday, May 13, the borough said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Apr. 30. Crews will move about 55,000 cubic yards of sand to beaches in Avalon's north end that suffered erosion during winter storms. Read More

Avalon's Thursdays at Surfside Summer Concert Series 2024 Line Up

Get Ready for Summer Services:

Stone Harbor Bulk Trash Pick Up Stone Harbor Bulk Trash Pick Up, Monday, May 13th. Items may be placed curbside 72 hours prior.


Avalon Bulk Trash Pick Up.
Items may be placed curbside between May 3rd-12th, with collection beginning on Monday, May 13th, at 7:00am.

2024 Avalon Irrigation Regulations! The Avalon Borough Council has approved new irrigation regulations for 2024 and beyond. The purpose of these regulations is to preserve a valued natural resource and to avoid increasing the Borough’s water allocation permit or installing a new well. The amendments have been made to Chapter 14 of the Borough code and are mandatory.Read More
 

Avalon Spring Paper Shredding Day/Bulk Trash Collection
: The Avalon Department of Public Works invites Avalon property owners to visit our annual paper shredding day to be held Saturday, May 11th at the public works facility located at 13-15th street on Dune Drive. The event begins at 9:00am and will continue until 2:00pm, or until the machine is full of shredded documents. Avalon’s spring bulk trash collection program allows property owners to place bulk trash items curbside between May 3rd-12th, with collection beginning on Monday, May 13th, at 7:00am. Please remember construction and remodeling materials are not collected any time of year. For additional information, please contact public works at (609) 967-7697.

GET YOUR BEACH TAGS ONLINE!  Both Avalon and Stone Harbor season beach tags are now available for purchase online.  Order a set for your family and have them shipped to your door!  Find them here
 

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Area Information & Activities:

  • Spring Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival The Wetlands Institute is pleased to announce our Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Celebration Days! Located between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape May Peninsula hosts one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles.MAY 11 ALL DAY The Wetlands Institute  Read More
     
  • Sit and Be Fit at Avalon Community Hall Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at Avalon Community Hall. Classes are open to the public. For more information, please call 609-967-3066 or visit AvalonRecreation.org. *Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact event organizer to inquire or verify current schedule. MAY 10 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Avalon Community Hall Read More
     
  • Dance Toning at Avalon Community Hall: Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at Avalon Community Hall. Classes are open to the public. For more information, please call 609-967-3066 or visit AvalonRecreation.org. *Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact event organizer to inquire or verify current schedule. MAY 13 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Avalon Community Hall
     
  • Karl J Boehret Surf Fishing Tournament: Saturday: May 11, 2024 5:30 AM 3:00 PM Community Lodge 300 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Sea Isle City. Read More
     
  • A Day of Birding for Conservation New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding May 11, 2024 12am to 11:59pm. It’s that time of year again, when The Marshketeers gear up (literally!) for the NJ Audubon World Series of Birding. On Saturday, May 11, with optics in hand, we’ll criss-cross Cape May County in a caffeine-and-carb-fueled quest, searching for birds and raising critical funds for conservation.  Read More
     
  •  Coast Guard Community Festival On May 18, 2024, the Coast Guard Community Festival will again be held at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. The gates to the base are open to the public to explore all the sights, ships, helicopters, food and shopping vendors, live music, kid-friendly activities and much more. It is another unique opportunity to mingle amongst our Coast Guard members, their families, and Recruits as well as attendees from Cape May County and beyond. The event is FREE!
     
  • Stone Harbor Pickelball - May 24 - Sept 2: Organized play am - 12 pm daily. Free Play 12pm - 4 pm daily. Read More

  • May 24-27, International Kite Festival: On the beach at Rio Grande Avenue, Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Event begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean media event outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following the Unlocking of the Ocean include opening of the Kite Sales Tent, Friday Night Social via the local kite club and the 9:00 p.m. Illuminated Night Kite Fly. Saturday includes the Silent and Loud Auctions (open to all); and Saturday and Sunday include the flying of large inflatable kites, team flying, as well as family games from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday features the World Indoor Kite Exhibition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators! Visit SkyFestivals.com

IN THE NEWS - 05/02/2024:

Cape May County Commissioners Hold Groundbreaking for Tech Village Phase II at County Airport Published Thursday, April 25, 2024 ERMA, NJ --The Cape May County Board of County Commissioners recently celebrated the commencement of the second phase of the Tech Village initiative at the Cape May County airport. Read More
 
Friendly Reminder! Stone Harbor’s paid parking season returns on May 1st, and parking payments will continue to be managed by ParkMobile. We’ve made it easier to identify paid spaces! All paid street spaces have been marked with the ParkMobile logo. Hours for paid parking in the business district are from 10 am – 9 pm and 10 am – 5pm in the beach lots. Read More

Avalon Police to Conduct Surplus Bicycle Auction
Saturday, May 11th: The Avalon Police Department invites you to attend the annual bicycle auction to be held Saturday, May 11th, at 12 Noon at Avalon Public Works, 13th Street and Dune Drive, Avalon. The bicycle auction allows the Borough to dispense of surplus property while allowing individuals to purchase a used bicycle for the summer. All bicycles are sold in as-is condition with proceeds benefitting public safety efforts in our community. An advanced viewing of the bicycles is available on site for one hour between 11:00am and 12 Noon.

Stone Harbor Bulk Trash Pick Up Stone Harbor Bulk Trash Pick Up, Monday, May 13th. Items may be placed curbside 72 hours prior.


Avalon Bulk Trash Pick up Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 8th

2024 Avalon Irrigation Regulations!

The Avalon Borough Council has approved new irrigation regulations for 2024 and beyond. The purpose of these regulations is to preserve a valued natural resource and to avoid increasing the Borough’s water allocation permit or installing a new well. The amendments have been made to Chapter 14 of the Borough code and are mandatory.Read More
 

Avalon Spring Paper Shredding Day/Bulk Trash Collection
: The Avalon Department of Public Works invites Avalon property owners to visit our annual paper shredding day to be held Saturday, May 11th at the public works facility located at 13-15th street on Dune Drive. The event begins at 9:00am and will continue until 2:00pm, or until the machine is full of shredded documents. Avalon’s spring bulk trash collection program allows property owners to place bulk trash items curbside between May 3rd-12th, with collection beginning on Monday, May 13th, at 7:00am. Please remember construction and remodeling materials are not collected any time of year. For additional information, please contact public works at (609) 967-7697. Read More

Area Information & Activities:

  • Stone Harbor Pickelball - May 24 - Sept 2: Organized play am - 12 pm daily. Free Play 12pm - 4 pm daily. Read More

  • Avalon Garden Club’s Plant & Bake Sale The Avalon Garden Club invites you to its much-anticipated Plant & Bake Sale this spring! Various flowers, herbs, and shrubs will be sold – and don’t forget the wonderful homemade baked goods that will also be on sale. Gardening experts from the Club will be on hand to provide advice and answer any questions. MAY 5 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Avalon Garden Club Greenhouse.
     
  • Spring in to Summer Market: Summer is coming soon and we are highlighting our businesses that help make your summer the best it can be - from beer to BBQ to boating - come enjoy a pop-up market in the Water Tower lot. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Downtown Stone Harbor,
  • Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring) From fall and winter into spring, The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month related to seasonal changes in nature. We provide the supplies and you create the learning! Possible activities related to migration, geology, outdoor exploration, nature crafts, simple science experiments and much more! MAY 5 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Wetlands Institute.
     
  • May 2-5, Atlantic Coast Indoor Band Championship Wildwoods Convention Center and Middle Township High School. Atlantic Coast Championships featuring 225 competitive scholastic and independent units from nine states in the mid-Atlantic region, with performers of all ages, as they compete in color guard, percussion ensemble, dance team, twirling, jazz band, and marching winds annual championships. Thurs: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (times are subject to change) For more information call 609.849.8553 or Read More 
     
  • Dance Toning at Avalon Community Hall: Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at Avalon Community Hall. Classes are open to the public. For more information, please call 609-967-3066 or visit AvalonRecreation.org. *Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact event organizer to inquire or verify current schedule. MAY 6 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Avalon Community Hall
     
  • The Wetlands Institute is pleased to announce our Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Celebration Days. Located between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape May Peninsula plays host to one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Moving to the pulse of ancient rhythms, tens of thousands of shorebirds leave their winter homes in South America and fly north, dropping down onto the beaches of Delaware Bay just as horseshoe crabs climb out of the water to lay millions of eggs in the sand. For a few weeks, the hungry shorebirds feed on these energy-packed eggs, doubling their weight before making their last migratory push north to breeding grounds on the Arctic tundra. May 11-19, 2024. Read More/Tickets
     
  • Karl J Boehret Surf Fishing Tournament: Saturday: May 11, 2024 5:30 AM 3:00 PM Community Lodge 300 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Sea Isle City. Read More
     
  • A Day of Birding for Conservation New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding May 11, 2024 12am to 11:59pm. It’s that time of year again, when The Marshketeers gear up (literally!) for the NJ Audubon World Series of Birding. On Saturday, May 11, with optics in hand, we’ll criss-cross Cape May County in a caffeine-and-carb-fueled quest, searching for birds and raising critical funds for conservation.  Read More

Recreation Departments: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor 
 
Borough Websites: Avalon    Stone Harbor
 
Chambers of Commerce: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor


IN THE NEWS - 04/25/2024:

2024 Avalon Irrigation Regulations! The Avalon Borough Council has approved new irrigation regulations for 2024 and beyond. The purpose of these regulations is to preserve a valued natural resource and to avoid increasing the Borough’s water allocation permit or installing a new well. The amendments have been made to Chapter 14 of the Borough code and are mandatory.Read More
 
Jersey Shore towns battle beach erosion: Cliffs of sand are cut out of the beach in Avalon, after months of storms and rough surf. Read More

Avalon Spring Paper Shredding Day/Bulk Trash Collection: The Avalon Department of Public Works invites Avalon property owners to visit our annual paper shredding day to be held Saturday, May 11th at the public works facility located at 13-15th street on Dune Drive. The event begins at 9:00am and will continue until 2:00pm, or until the machine is full of shredded documents. Avalon’s spring bulk trash collection program allows property owners to place bulk trash items curbside between May 3rd-12th, with collection beginning on Monday, May 13th, at 7:00am. Please remember construction and remodeling materials are not collected any time of year. For additional information, please contact public works at (609) 967-7697. Read More

Area Information & Activities:

  • “Introduction to Birding” at the Avalon Library: Have you been wanting to learn the in’s and out’s of birdwatching? Join Cape May Bird Observatory’s Program Coordinator, Adehl Schwaderer, to learn the basics of bird identification. If you are just getting into birding or want to see if it’s a hobby you’d like to try, this is the presentation for you! Apr 25, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Avalon Free Public Library 235 33rd Street Avalon.
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  • Avalon Garden Club’s Arbor Day Tree Planting: Each year, the Avalon Garden Club observes National Arbor Day by planting a tree in Avalon. This year, a “White Oak Tree” will be planted. Apr 26, 2024 10:30 am at 48th Street Beach Path Avalon.
     
  • Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring) From fall and winter into spring, The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month related to seasonal changes in nature. We provide the supplies and you create the learning! Possible activities related to migration, geology, outdoor exploration, nature crafts, simple science experiments and much more! Apr 27, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Wetlands Institute 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard. Stone Harbor.
  • April 27, Cape May County Zoo Critter Crawl: Join us on April 27th, from 6-8 pm for our special Critter Crawl Event! This AAZK hosted event is a great way to experience the zoo after hours! Explore the zoo with friends & family, meet and chat with zoo keepers, and gain some insight on what our animals do when the sun goes down.  All proceed from this event will support our American Association of Zookeepers which helps us host more events, buy enrichment for zoo animals, support zookeeper development, and raise money for conservation. Tickets

  • April 27, Cape May April Craft Show: Free.  10am-4pm at the Emlen Physick Estate on Washington St.!

  • Aquarium Feeding at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring) The Wetlands Institute opens up to the public for aquarium feeding on Saturdays during the fall, winter, and early spring months – so you can actually see how different creatures feed on others! Please note: Not all animals are fed every day. Read More.
     
  • Spring in to Summer Market: Summer is coming soon and we are highlighting our businesses that help make your summer the best it can be - from beer to BBQ to boating - come enjoy a pop-up market in the Water Tower lot. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Downtown Stone Harbor, May 4 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
     
  • Stone Harbor Zoning Board Meeting  Monday, May 6, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
     
  • Avalon Police to Conduct Surplus Bicycle Auction Saturday, May 11th: The Avalon Police Department invites you to attend the annual bicycle auction to be held Saturday, May 11th, at 12 Noon at Avalon Public Works, 13th Street and Dune Drive, Avalon. The bicycle auction allows the Borough to dispense of surplus property while allowing individuals to purchase a used bicycle for the summer. All bicycles are sold in as-is condition with proceeds benefitting public safety efforts in our community. An advanced viewing of the bicycles is available on site for one hour between 11:00am and 12 Noon.

  •  Stone Harbor Planning Board Meeting Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 4:30 Pm

Recreation Departments: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor 
 
Borough Websites: Avalon    Stone Harbor
 
Chambers of Commerce: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor


IN THE NEWS 4/17/2024:

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established national limits for six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in drinking water. The substances, known by the initials PFAS, are nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they barely degrade, are very heat resistant, and are nearly impossible to destroy, so they can linger for very long periods in air, water and soil. The Borough of Stone Harbor has been testing for these chemicals well in advance of the new regulation and to date, no PFAS has been detected in Stone Harbor’s water supply. The Borough will continue to monitor for these chemicals on a routine basis, however, we are confident that our water supply is safe and free of these forever chemicals. The EPA estimates that between only 6% and 10% of the drinking water systems will be affected by this regulation.
 
The week of April 15-19th will see street paving operations
in Avalon by the Borough’s contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems (APS). Here is the tentative schedule: Monday – Fine grading of soil aggregate base course on 6th Street, Mill and pave base course on 17th Street & Dune Drive. Tuesday – Fine grading of soil aggregate base course on 6th Street, Pave surface course on 17th Street, Pave surface course on Dune Drive (76th-78th). Wednesday – Pave base course on 6th Street. Thursday – Pave surface course on 6th Street, Pave surface course on 62nd Street
APS will notify all residents prior to paving of the streets.

 

The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the upcoming Liquor License Reform Seminar, set to coincide with the new reform policy. This pivotal event will take place at South 9 Bar & Grille in Cape May Court House, NJ, on Wednesday May 1, 2024 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM .


Buy Beach Tags online!
 Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags


Area Information & Activities:

  • Senior Center Bingo Venue Avalon Senior Center Address 3100 Dune Drive Avalon Starts Wednesdays  Apr 10 at 1:30pm

  • Sit and Be Fit Wednesday, April 10, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM  at the Community Hall 001 Avalon Ave.

  • Birding Cape May Point Saturday, April 13. Join CMBO naturalists for 2 hours of birding around beautiful Cape May Point! The “shoulder season” in Cape May is a wonderful time for birding and there’s no better place to do it than the Cape May Point State Park. With its diversity of habitat – beach, dunes, ponds, forest, and marsh – it’s the perfect spot for migrating waterfowl, songbirds and shorebirds to stop and refuel as the push of spring migration begins. Tickets/Read More

  • Clean Ocean Action - Avalon Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Register
     
  • Let's Play Ball - A History of Baseball in America Bat and ball games have been played in America since the late 1700s and between 1850 and 1870, it was thousands of part-time athletes who turned an informal game into a codified sport. Join us to learn about the origin of this uniquely American pastime. Starts Sat Apr 13 2024, 01:00pm EDT at the 9th Street Tennis Building Address Avalon.   
     
  • April 17, Business At The Beach Expo: The Expo is the place to shop for all your business needs and make important contacts. The premier business networking event in Cape May County allows you to network with potential customers and find out what’s new with products and services for your business at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is known for its quality attendance and friendly atmosphere. The event is free to attend. For more information CapeMayCountyChamber.com or call 609.465.7181
     
  • Earth Day Celecbration Cape County Park and Zoo Saturday Apr 20, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Our Earth Day Celebration is back and bigger than ever! Do you have a Earth friendly business and would like to participate as a vendor? Please call our office at 609-465-5271x 4139 for more information. Also seeking craft exhibitors. Cape May County Park and Zoo US-9 North Cape May Court House.
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission, Garden Club Celebrate Arbor Day Tuesday, April 26
    Please join Mayor John McCorristin, the Avalon Environmental Commission, and the Avalon Garden Club for the annual Arbor Day celebration in Avalon. Join us at the traffic island at 48th Street and Dune Drive on Tuesday, April 26th, at 10:30am.
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall Apr 16, 2024.
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 

IN THE NEWS 4/11/2024:

Stone Harbor: Now acceping applications for the following Summer 2024 seasonal postions: Sports Cliinic Coaches, Basketball League Coaches and Helpers, Office/Tennis Hut Staff. Send applications with cover letter to: recdirector@shnj.org Download Application

Fire Hydrant Flushing To Begin in Stone Harbor
the Week Of April 15th, Read More
 
Stone Harbor Public Restrooms At Water Tower Comfort Station Now Open. The HVAC issues have been resolved, and the restrooms are open to the public once again.

 
Stone Harbor: The roadwork scheduled for 96th Street has been delayed
due to this week’s unfavorable weather conditions. The updated schedule is below. Please plan accordingly. Work Schedule

They're Back, Laughing Gull are nesting:
  The Wetlands Institute reports that the first Laughing Gulls have appeared on Ring Island, near the Institute.  Commonly known as seagulls, the iconic birds are now arriving for the summer season.  Ring Island is a marshy island behind Stone Harbor that is the summer home of thousands of seagulls.
 
Buy Beach Tags online!
 Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags


Area Information & Activities:

  • Senior Center Bingo Venue Avalon Senior Center Address 3100 Dune Drive Avalon Starts Wednesdays  Apr 10 at 1:30pm

  • Sit and Be Fit Wednesday, April 10, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM  at the Community Hall 001 Avalon Ave.

  • Birding Cape May Point Saturday, April 13. Join CMBO naturalists for 2 hours of birding around beautiful Cape May Point! The “shoulder season” in Cape May is a wonderful time for birding and there’s no better place to do it than the Cape May Point State Park. With its diversity of habitat – beach, dunes, ponds, forest, and marsh – it’s the perfect spot for migrating waterfowl, songbirds and shorebirds to stop and refuel as the push of spring migration begins. Tickets/Read More

  • Clean Ocean Action - Avalon Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Register
     
  • Let's Play Ball - A History of Baseball in America Bat and ball games have been played in America since the late 1700s and between 1850 and 1870, it was thousands of part-time athletes who turned an informal game into a codified sport. Join us to learn about the origin of this uniquely American pastime. Starts Sat Apr 13 2024, 01:00pm EDT at the 9th Street Tennis Building Address Avalon.   
     
  • April 17, Business At The Beach Expo: The Expo is the place to shop for all your business needs and make important contacts. The premier business networking event in Cape May County allows you to network with potential customers and find out what’s new with products and services for your business at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is known for its quality attendance and friendly atmosphere. The event is free to attend. For more information CapeMayCountyChamber.com or call 609.465.7181
     
  • Earth Day Celecbration Cape County Park and Zoo Saturday Apr 20, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Our Earth Day Celebration is back and bigger than ever! Do you have a Earth friendly business and would like to participate as a vendor? Please call our office at 609-465-5271x 4139 for more information. Also seeking craft exhibitors. Cape May County Park and Zoo US-9 North Cape May Court House.
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission, Garden Club Celebrate Arbor Day Tuesday, April 26
    Please join Mayor John McCorristin, the Avalon Environmental Commission, and the Avalon Garden Club for the annual Arbor Day celebration in Avalon. Join us at the traffic island at 48th Street and Dune Drive on Tuesday, April 26th, at 10:30am.
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall Apr 16, 2024.
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 

In The News 4/3/24:

Thursdays at Surfside Summer Concert Series for 2024 schedule Read More
 
Avalon Borough Council Meeting Update: At the March 27, 2024 Avalon Council meeting, Business Administrator Scott Wahl delivered a summary regarding an evaluation of the B-1 business district and boutique hotels. The report provided by Colliers Engineering is available for reference: 2024 Colliers Avalon Downtown Study. Read More
 
96th Street Road Construction - Second Ave to Third Ave will begin on April 1st, concrete work will begin the week of April 8th for 1 week, Paving to start thew week ofr April 29th. Read More
 
Buy Beach Tags online!  Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags

Area Information & Activities:

  • Move & Groove Friday, April 5, 2024 9:00 AM  9:45 AM Community Hall 3001 Avalon Ave.Avalon, Every Friday Free Open to the Public
     
  • Sit and Be Fit Friday, April 5, 2024 11:15 AM  12:00 PM Community Hall3001 Avalon Avenue AvalonUnited  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Free Open to the Public 
     
  • The Stone Harbor Chamber hosts our annual in-person Job Fair on Saturday, April 6. Come in to town, stop in our Welcome Center at 212 96th Street to pick up a list of participating businesses and follow our facebook page for updates.
     
  • April 8, Eclipse Viewing Aboard Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Get ready for an extraordinary experience! On April 8th, 2024, you have the opportunity to witness the Solar Eclipse from a unique perspective! During our regularly scheduled 2:30 pm crossing from Cape May to Lewes, or our 2:45 pm crossing from Lewes to Cape May, a partial eclipse will be visible from our upper decks, weather permitting.. Event info available here
     
  • Harbor Hop Family Run & Walk, Stone Harbor. 5K run, 1 Mile run, 1 Mile walk. April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am $25 – $35 Register Read More
     
  • Senior Center Bingo at the Avalon Senior Center Address 3100 Dune Drive Avalon Starts Wed April 10 2024, 01:30pm.
     
  • Sustainable Jersey Atlantic-Cape May Hub event focuses on local actions to protect Natural Resources. This free event is scheduled for April 11 from 6 to 8 pm at Atlantic Cape Community College, Cape May Courthouse campus, and will outline actions towns can take to preserve and protect our local environment. Read More
     
  • Clean Ocean Action - Avalon Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. Register
     
  • Let's Play Ball - A History of Baseball in America Bat and ball games have been played in America since the late 1700s and between 1850 and 1870, it was thousands of part-time athletes who turned an informal game into a codified sport. Join us to learn about the origin of this uniquely American pastime. Starts Sat Apr 13 2024, 01:00pm EDT at the 9th Street Tennis Building Address Avalon.   
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall Apr 16, 2024.
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 
     
  • April 17, Business At The Beach Expo: The Expo is the place to shop for all your business needs and make important contacts. The premier business networking event in Cape May County allows you to network with potential customers and find out what’s new with products and services for your business at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is known for its quality attendance and friendly atmosphere. The event is free to attend. For more information CapeMayCountyChamber.com or call 609.465.7181

IN THE NEWS: 3/28/2024

Weighing Options for 97th Street Playground: On March 21, 2024, deteriorating conditions led the borough to remove playground equipment from two of its playgrounds, located at 82nd and 97th streets.

Aviation Museum Honored with 2024 Collaboration of the Year:
Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is thrilled to announce that AvSTEM Day has been selected as the NJ STEM Month 2024 Collaboration of the Year. This esteemed accolade, awarded by the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, recognizes organizations that collaborate to deliver exceptional STEM programming, both locally and beyond. AvSTEM is short for the study within the fields of Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read More

Buy Beach Tags online!  Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags

 

Area Information & Activities:

  • March 29-April 7, Easter Week Events At CMC Park & Zoo Get ready for a wild Easter celebration at the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Families are invited to join us for an Easter Extravaganza beginning Friday, March 29th and running until Sunday, April 7th. This ten day event will feature an array of exciting activities that promise a day filled with laughter, adventure, and, of course, a touch of springtime magic.  The main highlights of the event include: Easter Bunny I Spy, Easter Scavenger Hunt, HOPstacle Course, Easter Bunny Appearance,  Princess Characters Meet and Greet  Read More

  • Avalon Recreation Easter Egg Scramble Saturday, March 30th 10am, 8th Street Playgounds - 12th street field. Read More
     
  • Easter Bunny Express, Cape May Seashore Lines, Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30.  Read More
     
  • The Stone Harbor Chamber hosts our annual in-person Job Fair on Saturday, April 6. Come in to town, stop in our Welcome Center at 212 96th Street to pick up a list of participating businesses and follow our facebook page for updates.
     
  • Harbor Hop Family Run & Walk, Stone Harbor. 5K run, 1 Mile run, 1 Mile walk. April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am $25 – $35 Register Read More
     
  • Clean Ocean Action Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. Register
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 
     
  • April 17, Business At The Beach Expo: The Expo is the place to shop for all your business needs and make important contacts. The premier business networking event in Cape May County allows you to network with potential customers and find out what’s new with products and services for your business at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is known for its quality attendance and friendly atmosphere. The event is free to attend. For more information CapeMayCountyChamber.com or call 609.465.7181

 

 

 

 

 

 



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