Myriad Summer Activities in Harvey Cedars

Jun 21, 2017

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, funk, blues and more during the Wednesday evening concerts, which begin at 7. The opener is The Eagles tribute band Best of the Eagles, on July 12.

The rest of the lineup is No Discipline, July 19; Facedown, July 26;  Billy Walton Band, Aug. 2; Verdict, Aug. 9; Jenny Barnes and the Great Unknown, Aug. 16. At each concert, Island Surf & Sail will be offering free kayak demonstrations.

New this year is a skimboard camp, running Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., beginning June 26 and ending Aug. 30. The program takes place at the Gloucester Street Beach.

Students will learn how to hone their creative skills at the Van Grow Art Instruction Camp, which will run six consecutive weekly sessions, Monday to Thursday, beginning with the week of July 3. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Youngsters will explore various art media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, 3D design, weaving and fabric art. Participants will leave with between four to six finished projects.

Want to start off your morning in a state of relaxation? Through Labor Day weekend, Ashley Quinn of Liquid Bliss will conduct yoga Friday through Monday, beginning at 8 a.m. at the 80th Street beach.

There is also yoga at Sunset Park on Fridays, June 23 through Sept. 8., 8:30 a.m., for ages 50 and older.

Young athletes are welcome to sign up for a soccer camp running from Monday to Friday, July 10 to July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is coordinated by the Martyn Rushmore School of Soccer. Additional soccer camps are planned July 17 to July 21, July 24 to July 28, July 31 to Aug. 4 and Aug. 21 to Aug. 25.

Lacrosse camps are scheduled Monday to Thursday, Aug. 7 to Aug. 10, and Aug. 14 to Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is run by Brothers NJ All Star Lacrosse Camp.

Craft Day By the Bay is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 80 crafters will be on hand.

Local author Margaret Buchholz will give a slide show and talk at the High Point Firehouse on West 80th Street on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m.  p.m. The program is based on her book Josephine: From Washington Working Girl to Fisherman's Wife.

Children can learn the finer points of angling Saturday, Aug. 12, 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. 19.  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. 20. 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. 3, 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 log onto harveycedars.org. —E.E.

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