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Great Channel Bridge: The Great Channel Bridge will be undergoing maintenance and repair work throughout the months of April and May.

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Townsend’s Inlet Bridge: The County of Cape May will close the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge on Monday morning, April 2nd, for necessary repairs as part of a rehabilitation project.

Reconstruction of Ocean Drive: Tentatively scheduled to start milling and base paving of Ocean Drive from 46th Street to 34th Street by Wednesday, April 18th. Also anticipated is the surface course paving from at least 62nd Street to 46th Street sometime during the week of April 23rd. 

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Arbor Day Celebrations
April 27, 2018

Stone Harbor: Hosted by the Stone Harbor Elementary School will be hosting the annual Arbor Day Celebration at 1:30pm. This event will be taking place on the playground at Stone Harbor School, 275 93rd Street.

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Avalon: The Avalon Garden Club celebration will take place on the 37th Street Dune Drive Island at 10:30am. Plantings this year will be in support of the fight against Breast Cancer.

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Spring Tide Festival
May 5, 2018

Boats, pirates, good eats, family fun, live music & more on 96th Street in Stone Harbor.

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Spring Kickoff Weekend in Avalon
May 11-12, 2018

Avalon’s annual Spring Kickoff Weekend event includes an annual yard sale, paper shredding day, hoagie and plant sale, bicycle auction, a Big Band dance, and a popular Wine & Spirits Festival presented by the Avalon Chamber of Commerce. 

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Native Plant Sale
May 11-13, 2018

The Wetlands Institute will hold its third annual native perennial plant sale in May. They have selected a beautiful array of plants that will bloom throughout the season and provide all the various food resources that butterflies, songbirds, hummingbirds, and other pollinators need to thrive. 

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Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival
May 19-20, 2018

The Wetlands Institute is pleased to announce their 6th Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival, a weekend packed with conservation-based, hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.

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Survivor Stone Harbor - Beach Opening Ceremony
May 26, 2018

Stone Harbor Beach Patrol, Police, Fire & Rescue, and OEM Departments will compete in a series of challenges for a chance to officially "unlock" the beaches for the 2018 summer season.

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Turtle Trot
May 27, 2018

The Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce invites you to “come out of your shells” and join the fun of the 19th Annual Stone harbor Turtle Trot 5K Race and Two-Mile Fun Walk...a Stone Harbor Memorial Day Weekend Tradition!

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Avalon Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 2018

Avalon will honor its service men and women, past and present, with its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, sponsored by American Legion Post #331 and the Borough of Avalon.

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Stone Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
May 28, 2018

Honoring the men and women of our military who have given their lives for our country. Ceremony at 96th St. & the beach in Stone Harbor. Firefighters ceremony at the firehouse at 11:00 a.m., and a parade on 96th Street beginning at 12 noon.

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Avalon Announces Summer Beach Movie Lineup
Summer 2018

The Avalon Department of Recreation has announced its Summer Beach Movie lineup for 2018. This summer’s lineup features some films that were huge hits at the box office that are brand new to the lineup of free movies to be shown Tuesday evenings at dusk on Avalon’s 30th Street beach.

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Avalon Announces Thursdays on Dune Concert Series Lineup
Summer 2018

The Avalon Department of Recreation announced the 2018 lineup of the Borough’s popular “Thursdays on Dune” concert series. Eight free concerts will be held in downtown Avalon in the heart of the business district from late June through August.

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2018 Information Guides

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

Avalon   |   Stone Harbor

2018 Seasonal Beach Tags

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

Avalon  |  Stone Harbor

Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)

The New Jersey Coastal Coalition has started a new Internet program called “Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)”. Hosted by Dan Skeldon and Palma Accardi, TFT is a weekly “Live Feed” that takes place on Facebook every Tuesday night at 7pm and focuses on flood mitigation. 

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Spring News - Stone Harbor

View the Borough's Spring Newsletter for information on recent Stone Harbor news, activities and happenings.

Stone Harbor, NJ News

Avalon Introduces Municipal Budget

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

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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

Municipal Aid Grant

The Borough of Avalon has secured a state grant for the reconstruction of 35th Street between Dune Drive and First Avenue.

Avalon Receives Municipal Aid Grant For Street Work - Read More

Recreation Departments

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

Avalon Recreation   |   Stone Harbor Recreation 

The Wetlands Institute

Weekends are a great time to see what's happening at The Wetlands Institute. Check out their events calendar for important details...take a look and join in for an adventure in exploration and discovery!

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Avalon Free Public Library

Movies, Creative Writing, Lecture Series, Workshops, Story Time and more.

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Local Area Information, News & Events

Whether you are looking to relocate or just visit Cape May County, NJ, be sure to take advantage of our varied seashore activities and things to do: relaxing beaches, dolphin and bird watching, fishing and boat trips, bicycling and surfing, plus the arts and history, tours, festivals, theaters, fine dining and much more.

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