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Twelve months of exciting events…
APRIL 2 - DECEMBER 31: EMANATION 2019: WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts! Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800.www.wheatonarts.org

1-9: CAPE MAY’S SPRING CELEBRATION: Varied venues. Celebrate the season of Spring in with four weeks of events including a Private Homes Tour, Ghost Tours, food and wine events, a Sip Into Spring Festival and crafts show, living history programs, Armed Forces Day, Murder Mystery Dinners and much more. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

2-5: TOURNAMENT OF BANDS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Wildwoods Convention Center. 609-849-8553. www.njatob.org

3: MULTI CULTURAL EVENT: Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street. Celebrating art and dance. Collaborative program of Millville Schools, Riverfront Renaissance Center and Glasstown Arts District. FREE. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

3-5: MOREY’S WILD WOODSTOCK SPRING FESTIVAL: Mariners Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. Celebrating Morey’s 50th season featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, rides and more. 609-729-3700. www.MoreysPiers.com

4: UNITED STATES COAST GUARD CAPE MAY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: CMC Coast Guard Base Training Center, Cape May. 609-898-6900.

4: SPRING BLOCK PARTY: Ocean City. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music & more. Asbury Ave. 800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

4: SPRING TIDE FESTIVAL: Stone Harbor. Celebrating the water surrounding our island! Artisans, sea-faring family activities, beer & wine garden & live music. www.stoneharborbeach.com

4: ECO FAIR: WheatonArts, Millville. In partnership with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, This FREE outdoor event features handmade items from New Jersey artists, environmentally-themed speakers & workshops, upcycled crafts & family art activities, and locally grown flowers, vegetables, & herbs for sale. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

8: CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT: Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Glasstown Arts District. Percussionist Jody Janetta leads this ensemble with popular tunes from the ‘80’s. Free admission, but reservations are required. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

10: AVALON WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL: Avalon. Over 200 wines and flavored vodkas. Appetizers from the island’s finest restaurants. Silent Auction – items from the island’s top businesses. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

10-12: SPRING BOARDWALK CLASSIC CAR SHOW: The Wildwoods. Cars on display on the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday. 609-522-4546. www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com

11: SECOND SATURDAY WINE TASTING: Village on High, Millville – Glasstown Arts District. Admission includes food tastings. 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

11: MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY: Ocean City. Will OC’s hermit crab mascot see his shadow? Find out if summer is coming early. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

11: NJ AUDUBON’S WORLD SERIES OF BIRDING: Teams of birders seek to tally as many species of birds by sight or sound in a 24-hour period within New Jersey. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

16-19: NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY SPRING FESTIVAL: Cape May and Delaware Bayshore. Celebrate spring and enjoy a weekend in North America’s most famous bird watching destination. Nature walks, boat trips, indoor programs and keynote speeches by internationally recognized wildlife habitat experts. Registration required. www.njaudubon.org

17: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. The District comes alive with exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

17-18: MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND: Wildwood. A weekend of “Who Done It” in the Wildwoods. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

18: CAPTAIN KIDD PIRATE DAY: North Wildwood. Pirate parade followed by treasure hunt at 19th & the beach, North Wildwood. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

18: RUNWAY 5K/10K & ONE MILE FUN WALK: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. Run for History! Runners and walkers have a unique opportunity to compete on the runway and finish inside the museum. Music. Food. Refreshments after the race. www.usnasw.org

18-19: SHOREBIRD & HORSESHOE CRAB FESTIVAL: Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor. Guided shorebird walks along beaches & salt marshes, horseshoe crab night walks, view & participate in shorebird tagging with the International Shorebird Research Team, live horseshoe crab demos, face painting, and hands-on education & games. 609-368-1211. www.wetlandsinstitute.org

19: OCNJ TRIATHLON/DUATHLON: Ocean City. ¼ mile pool swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Includes a Kids’ course. 609-399-6111. www.ocnj.us/race-events

24-27: WILDWOODS INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL: The Wildwoods. Begins with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent. Followed by the illuminated night kite fly. The East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. FREE to spectators. 732-822-4884. www.SkyFestivals.com

25-27: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S BACON LOVERS FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Best Food Trucks from the tri-state area. Artisan and Bacon Related Vendors. Family and Kids Activities. Wine & Craft Beer tasting and sales in Garden/Tent area. Live Band and DJ Music. A Bacon Eating Contest & Best Bacon Dish Contest. www.woyftevents.com or www.dooww.com

26: TURTLE TROT: 5K/2 Mile Walk. www.stoneharborbeach.com

26-31 CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Cape May. 30th Annual Event. World-class orchestral & chamber jazz, Celtic and brass band music, and Bach’s Lunches. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

26-31: STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: 95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

31: OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW: Music Pier, Ocean City. (May 31, June 1-2) See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the historic Music Pier. 609-399-6111. www.oceancityvacation.com

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