Harvey Cedars Schedules Summer Activities

Jun 27, 2018

Concerts, arts and crafts, yoga on the beach and sports are part of the summer schedule of events recently announced by the Harvey Cedars Activities Committee. Unless noted otherwise, all events will be held at Sunset Park.

You’ll get a mix of classic/alternative rock, reggae, blues and more during the Wednesday evening concerts, which begin at 7. The opener is Verdict on July 11. The rest of the lineup is Dead Reckoning, July 18; Billy Walton Band, July 25; E Street Shuffle Band, Aug 1; Jenny Barnes and the Great Unknown, Aug. 8; and Facedown, Aug. 15.

A skimboard camp runs Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., through Aug. 31. The program takes place at the Gloucester Avenue beach.

Want to start off your morning in a state of relaxation? Through Saturday, Sept. 1, Ashley Quinn of Liquid Bliss Yoga will conduct daily yoga sessions beginning  at 8 a.m. at the 80th Street beach.

Craft Day By the Bay is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 80 crafters will be on hand.

There will be a free screening of “A Plastic Ocean” on Thursday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at the High Point Firehouse, located on West 80th Street. The documentary focuses on causes and consequences of plastic pollution and shares solutions. Light refreshments will be available, and environmental organization representatives will be on hand to provide information.

The firehouse will also be the scene of free movie nights at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of July and August. Popcorn and soda will be available; donations to the fire company are appreciated.

An old house tour is planned Wednesday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and limited to 200. Reservations can be made at borough hall.

Young athletes are welcome to sign up for a soccer camp running from Monday to Friday, July 9 to July 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is coordinated by the Martyn Rushmore School of Soccer. Additional soccer camps are planned July 16 to July 20, July 23 to July 27, July 30 to Aug. 3 and Aug. 20 to Aug. 24.

Lacrosse camps are scheduled Monday to Thursday, Aug. 6 to Aug. 9, and Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are run by Brothers NJ All Star Lacrosse Camp.

Local author Margaret Buchholz will give a slide show and talk at the firehouse on Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. She will show photos and read from her upcoming book, Long Beach Island Chronicles (Down The Shore Publishing).

Get to know your local police with “Coffee with a Cop” and “Pizza With the Police.” Patrons can enjoy complimentary coffee on Friday, July 27, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Neptune Market, and Friday, Aug. 17, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the 1690 (formerly Oasis Grill).

In addition, free pizza will be served Tuesday, July 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pizza Shack.

Another book event takes place at the firehouse on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m. when Deb Whitcraft and Gretchen Coyle give a presentation of their newly released book, Beach Haven, from the Arcadia Publishing Images of America series.

Tuesday, July 31, is Kids Night at the Park, from 6 to 8. Activities include horse carriage rides, petting zoo and games for all ages. Fire trucks and first aid and police vehicles will also be on hand. Proceeds benefit the Harvey Cedars Lifeguard in Training Program.

Children can learn the finer points of angling Saturday, Aug. 11, when the LBI Fishing Club, police departments and other sponsors present “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs.” The fishing tournament for children ages 5 to 17 features instructional booths, surf casting tips, bait, lunch and door prizes. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Sunset Park, and the fishing begins at 9 a.m. at the Hudson Street beach.

Dog Day Race weekend kicks off with two events on Saturday, Aug. 18. The Blue Claw Craft Show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also at 10 a.m. is registration for the blue claw crab race, run by PBA Local 175. You can bring your own “competitor” or rent one. The action begins at 11.

The Dog Day Race takes place Sunday, Aug. 19. The 5-mile race starts at 9:30 a.m., and the course begins and ends at the High Point Firehouse. Registration gets underway at 7:30.

Catboat races are scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. The event begins with a skippers meeting at 12:30 p.m.

For registration and information on any of the events, call the activities committee at 609-361-7990 or visit harveycedars.org. —E.E.

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