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May 2018

Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony – Wildwood

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Andrews Avenue Beach, Andrews Avenue
Wildwood, NJ United States
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Free

  Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony It's time to get your feet sandy! Come join us to officially start the summer season at 12 noon on the Andrews Avenue beach next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to 'unlock' the ocean, along with tourism and city officials, guest speakers and more than 300 elementary school children with kites in the air. This event is FREE to attend. 609.729.9000

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Little Egg Harbor Township Free Movie Nights

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on August 24, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on September 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 W Cala Breeze Way
Tuckerton, NJ 08087 United States
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Free

  Little Egg Harbor Township Free Movie Nights 2018 Schedule Friday, May 25, 2018 Friday, June 15, 2018 Friday, July 27, 2018 Friday, August 24, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018

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Waretown Founder’s Day

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Frederic A. Priff Elementary School, 139 Wells Mills Road
Waretown, NJ United States
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Free

Township of Ocean Founder’s Day May 26th 9am-3pm at the Frederic A. Priff Elementary School 139 Wells Mills Rd. Waretown, NJ 08758 Free Children’s Inflatable Rides, Trackless Train Over 130 Craft, Business and Food Vendors Demonstrations by Ocean Township Police Dept. Waretown Volunteer Fire Dept. Waretown First Aid Squad WBNJ 91.1 FM and Local talent entertaining you on stage.  Children’s Cupcake Decorating Contest 2018FIREWORKS ON THE BAY AT 9PM VIEWING AREA WILL BE AT THE END OF BRYANT RD NEW…

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Michael’s Kids Club

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

$2

Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 or $5 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Mothers Day Card May 5 Flower Bouquet May 12 Pineapple Craft May 19 Flamingo Craft May 26   Sloth Craft June 2 Cactus Project June 9 Father's Day Card June 16 Bug Project June 23 Sun Catcher/Ornament…

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Barnes and Noble Statewide Story Time

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2018

      Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm.       Llama Llama Loves to Read Storytime Saturday May 05, 2018 11:00 AM Llama Llama is becoming a reader and can't wait to show his mother everything he's learned. Join us…

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Cattus Island Nature Walks – Toms River

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

Cattus Island, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd
Toms River, NJ 08753 United States
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Cattus Island Nature Walks Be a part of a 38-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale and Pete McClain. Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. DATE: Saturdays and Sundays (excluding May 19 & 20) TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm May 12 & 13 Mother’s Day Stroll May 26 & 27 Herps; A Search for Reptiles…

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Point Pleasant Memorial Day Bike Parade

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Point Pleasant Boro Point Pleasant Boro, NJ United States + Google Map

Line up at 10:30 at Community park, open to ages 2-12. Memorial Day ceremony starts at noon.

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Cattus Island Nature Walks – Toms River

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

Cattus Island, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd
Toms River, NJ 08753 United States
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Cattus Island Nature Walks Be a part of a 38-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton and Betty Cooper, Dorothy Hale and Pete McClain. Be prepared to discover the fascinating and diverse wonders of the natural world. DATE: Saturdays and Sundays (excluding May 19 & 20) TIME: 2:00 – 3:00pm May 12 & 13 Mother’s Day Stroll May 26 & 27 Herps; A Search for Reptiles…

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Barnegat Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Barnegat Light Barnegat Light, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony6:00PM, assemble at West 11th Street, 6:30PM, parade begins. It will conclude at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park with a memorial ceremony. Ocean County Emerald Society Bagpipe Band will be featured, 494-9196

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Brick – Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
brick Brick, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

The Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28.  The Parade steps off at 10am from the former Foodtown and marches on Chambers Bridge Road to the Municipal Building where a ceremony will follow.  The Parade is hosted by the Township of Brick, VFW Post 8867 and American Legion Post 348.

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Lacey Township Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lacey Township Lacey Township, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

May 28th -Memorial Day Parade Lacey Township Veteran's Commission is sponsoring Memorial Parade on Monday, May 28, 2017 at 10:00 am. If anyone is interested in marching in the parade or speaking at the Memorial Ceremony and would like to present a wreath. Please email laceyclerk@laceytownship.org with your name, group and contact telephone number. The parade begins at the Lacey United Methodist Church located at 203 Lacey Road, heads west along Lacey Road, and ends at the Lacey Township Municipal…

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Lakewood Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lakewood Lakewood, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

2018 Township of Lakewood Memorial Day Parade Its that time of year again- we are gearing up for the 2018 Memorial Day Parade! The parade is scheduled to take place Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00am. 

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Little Egg Harbor Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Little Egg Harbor Little Egg Harbor, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Little Egg Harbor Township, American Legion and VFW sponsored parade starts at 10 AM.

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Barnes and Noble Story Time – Brick

May 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2018

Barnes and Noble – Brick, 44 Brick Plaza
Brick, NJ United States
Free

Come and hear assorted children’s stories read by our enthusiastic booksellers.

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Plumsted Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Plumsted NJ Plumsted, NJ United States + Google Map
Free

Memorial Day Parade Event Date: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 1:00pm The Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place at 1 pm on Monday, May 28th.

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