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Twelve months of exciting events…
JUNE 1: IGNITE! A WHEATONGATHER: A premier event celebrating exploration, experimentation, and fellowship on June 1, 2019. This fundraising event continues a time-honored tradition of championing the Glass Studio programs with a focus on the creative spark that fuels artistic vitality. Guest studio artist, Richard Royal, will be joined by Emanation 2019 artists Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Event programming will include an artist panel moderated by Emanation 2019 curator Julie Courtney, studio demonstrations, an onsite and online Silent Auction, museum tours highlighted by the Emanation 2019 exhibit, and a special exhibit mounted in The Gallery of Fine Craft. Evening activities include a special Emanation 2019 Artist Reception and Fundraising Dinner, both catered by Feast Your Eyes. Open to the Public: From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Glass Studio, watch artist demonstrations presented by Richard Royal and Emanation 2019 artists Tristin Lowe, Richard Torchia, and Allan Wexler. (Glass Studio demonstrations during "ignite!" are included with General Admission to WheatonArts on June 1, 2019. Rest of "ignite!" event activities for registrants only.) Ticket information and registration forms for the full "ignite!" event can be found at www.wheatonarts.org/support/ignite

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

1-2: 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

1-14: 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

1-30: STONE HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: 95TH Street & Second Avenue. Every Sunday Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. 8am – 12:30pm. www.shnj.org

1-2: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S COUNTRY CONCERT WEEKEND: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Get your boots on and come on out for some Country Dancing Fun at the Plaza featuring local country talent, bands and music. Food Trucks and retail vendors. Artisan Vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sales in Garden/Tent area. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

2-9: 7 MILE RESTAURANT WEEK: Stone Harbor & Avalon. More than 40 eateries with discounted breakfast, lunch & dinner specials! 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

6: WONDER’S BIRTHDAY BASH, GILLIAN’S WONDERLAND PIER: Ocean City. Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday and Gillians’ 89 years. Enjoy a birthday bash fireworks show! All rides will be only two tickets. Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos. www.gillians.com

7-8: NEW YEAR’S IN NORTH WILDWOOD MUMMERS BRIGADE & STRING BAND SHOW: North Wildwood. The top Mummers string bands and brigades from the Philadelphia New Year’s Day Mummers Parade. Bar Crawl. FREE. 609-522-2955. www.NorthWildwood.com

7-14: RESTAURANT WEEK: Ocean City. Fixed price specials at participating Ocean City restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and special treats for the whole family. Visit www.eatinocnj.com for list of participating restaurants and specialty shops. www.oceancityvacation.com

JUNE 8: WEDDINGS OF EAST ASIA: WheatonArts. Come out to WheatonArts for a FREE & enriching afternoon steeped in traditions with “Weddings of East Asia” on June 8, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center! Enjoy a full program of ceremonies, music, and dances associated with East Asian traditional weddings. Stage performances will capture various moments and abbreviated versions of several wedding ceremonies from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, The Philippines, Tibet, and Vietnam, as well as a special installation showcasing the Japanese wedding tradition of “one thousand cranes.” Admission to all WheatonArts exhibits and Artist Studio demonstrations are FREE and open to the public for the day, part of WheatonArts "Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!" The “Weddings of East Asia” performance is part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center’s “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project, presented in partnership with Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Major support for this partnership project has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Promotional image by Alman Li. 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

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

8-9: BOARDWALK CRAFT SHOW: Cape May Convention Hall. 609-884-9565. www.discovercapemaynj.com

15: SUMMER FUN FESTIVAL: Cape May. Along Cape May Harbor. 609-884-5508. www.capemaychamber.com

15-16: DOWNTOWN WILDWOOD’S SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: Byrne Plaza, Wildwood. Enjoy some of the best Food Trucks from the tri-state area along with Artisan and Seafood Related Vendors. Free Family and Kids Activities. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting and sale in Garden/Tent area. A live Band and DJ Music. www.woyftevents.com www.dooww.com

15-16: SKIMMER FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Sea Isle City. Seaside vendor market, food court, live music, amusement rides, children’s entertainment, antique auto show & parade, free guided historical trolley tours. 609-263-8687. www.visitsicnj.com

15-16 MILITARY TIMELINE: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Field camps, displays & exhibits depicting military life. www.hcsv.org

15-16 WINGS AND THINGS ART & FAMILY FESTIVAL: Naval Air Station Wildwood. Cape May County Airport. Demonstrations from assorted artists; chainsaw, carving and painting. Vendors. Face Painting and Balloon Artist. Music. Food. Refreshments. www.usnasw.org

17-20 NATIONAL MARBLES TOURNAMENT: Wildwood. 96th annual event. Official national competition marbles for boys & girls ages 8-14. The marble shooters are called “mibsters”. 304-337-2764. www.NationalMarblesTournament.org

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

21-23: NORTH WILDWOOD ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL: North Wildwood. Celebration of Italian-American heritage, food & music. Italian-American foods, vendors, FREE live entertainment, dancing, kids’ games, celebrities, meatball relay races, Little Miss Italy contest, olive tree signings and more! 609-408-5793.

22: HOPS FESTIVAL: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Savor the complex flavors of craft beer at this annual summer BBQ & music festival that kicks off summer at the Physick Estate. Families welcome! 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

22-23: QUILT & FIBER ARTS SHOW: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Displays of beautiful, locally made quilts! Demonstrations of knitting, crocheting, quilting, wool production and much more. www.hcsv.org

22-23: FANTASY FAIRE: WheatonArts, Millville. A family-friendly festival of medieval folklife & fun, presented in partnership with Mystic Realms. Visitors are welcome to dress in their favorite fantasy garb to enjoy retail vendors, family-friendly activities, performances, and more. Free with general admission. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

23: RUN THE VINEYARDS SANGRIA SCURRY 5K: Hawk Haven Winery, Rio Grande. www.hawkhavenvineyard.com Heading down the shore this summer? Join us for this awesome flat cross country style course as you run past vines, ponds, and through the wooded trail. Finish with a cool glass of refreshing Sangria! Live music. Food Vendors. Register here: website

24-30: STONE HARBOR FAMILY NIGHT: 175 96th Street. Every Monday. Open to the Public – Free for All. www.shnj.org

28-30: FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: Sea Isle City. Nearly a dozen food trucks from across the Northeast featuring different styles of cuisines from award winning food trucks. Crafters, family entertainment, live music, great drinks and more. 609-318-4504. www.seaislecityfood.com

29-30: HANDS ON HISTORY: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Enjoy family activities and crafts including papermaking, tin punch, pottery, face painting, historic games and dress-up, storytelling and more! www.hcsv.org

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