More Summer Fun to Come in Somers Point

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Somers Point is hosting an array of beach concerts this summer. (Courtesy Suasion Communications Group)

The City of Somers Point will host “Connection Thursdays: Get Plugged In” Contemporary Christian Concerts on the Beach Series every Thursday during the month of August, featuring contemporary and traditional performances by local church bands.

The concerts are scheduled to take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue and are free to attend. There will be limited snacks and beverages available for purchase at each concert.

Connection Thursdays scheduled concert line-up:

August 1 – Mission Point Church

August 8 – Fusion Church

August 15 – Praise Tabernacle

August 22 – Fresh Start Church

August 29 – Mission Point Church

 

Gateway Playhouse

Gateway to The Arts Presents: Disney Spectacular:

Gateway Playhouse Musical Munchkins (ages 5-11) perform their final production of Disney Spectacular. The culmination of a five-week Summer Theater Program, Gateway to The Arts. Don’t miss this heartwarming show with some of Gateway Playhouse’s most talented stars to be.

Thursday, August 1 – 7 p.m.

Friday, August 2 – 11 a.m.

For more information and ticket sales, visit www.gatewaybythebay.org.

 

2019 AtlantiCare Concerts on the Beach

Fridays through September 6

Somers Point continues its annual Somers Point Beach Concert Series until Friday, September 6 at William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue. The concert series is free to attend every Friday at 7 p.m. during the summer, and is celebrating 27 years of great music and memories.

A special Labor Day Weekend concert is scheduled on Sunday, September 1. Attendees can look forward to performances by several award-winning international recording artists from a variety of different genres, including Country, Blues, Jazz and Classic Rock, among others.

August and September Concerts this summer include:

Friday, August 2: Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Phantom Blues Band

Premier appearance by one of the world’s greatest ensembles, who have performed with Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Etta James, Jimi Hendrix, and Taj Mahal. For more information, visit www.thephantombluesband.com.

Friday: August 9: The Jeremiah Hunter Band

Featuring original members of The Soul Survivors and Full House. For more information, visit www.kennyjeremiah.com.

Friday, August 16: New Orleans’ Funky Brassy Rock of Bonerama

Performing a Led Zeppelin Tribute and New Orleans Funk & Party Classics.

Friday, August 23: Allman Betts Bands

Launching the 50th Anniversary tour of the Allman Brothers Band Legacy, Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Barry Oakley Jr will be performing together on the Somers Point beach as the living legacy of the Southern Blues Rock phenomenon known as the Allman Brothers.

Friday, August 30: “BEGINNINGS”

A world-class tribute to Chicago, this is BEGINNINGS’ premiere performance at the Somers Point Beach Concerts.

Sunday, September 1: Three-Time Grammy winner Tom Hambridge

Hambridge produced and recorded with BB King, Buddy Guy, Rascal Flatts, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and is a New York Hall of Fame inductee. For more information, visit www.hambridgetunes.com.

Friday, September 6: CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band; The Dane Anthony Band

Multi-Award Winning Living Legacy of Louisiana Zydeco. The Dane Anthony Band is a premier northeast party dance band. For more information, visit www.daneanthony.com and www.officialcjchenier.com.

 

Victorian Vaudeville

Sunday, August 4 – 6 p.m.

The Somers Point Arts Commission along with support from The Somers Point Unique Experiences Club presents a free performance of REV’s Victorian Vaudeville on Sunday, August 4 at 6 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Park, 24 Broadway, Somers Point. REV Theater is a professional theater based at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has performed to rave revues in Cape May, Philadelphia and Connecticut.

Bring blankets or chairs and snacks to enjoy the performance! The event is free & open to public; handicapped accessible; if special accommodations are needed please call 609-653-4991, two weeks prior to the event.

Rain date is Monday, August 5 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.revtheatrecompany.org or somersptarts.weebly.com, email somersptart@gmail.com, and call 609-653-4991.

 

Kids’ Concert on the Beach

Monday, August 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Nae Breeks Pipes & Drums Band take traditional bagpipes and turn the music into a kids’ party of music on William Morrow Beach. Children can play interactive instruments, dance to sea chanties and even participate in a mini-parade around the beach.

For more information, please contact the Office of Community Education & Recreation (CER) at 609-927-2053, ext. 3101, or visit www.somerspointfun.com.

 

National Night Out – 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6

National Night Out will be held in Somers Point on Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue. The event, hosted by the Somers Point Police Department and the Municipal Drug Alliance, is free to the public and will feature live music, free refreshments, children’s activities and much more.

For more information on ‘National Night Out’ please contact Kate Mackenzie from the Somers Point Police Department at (609) 927-9088 ext. 105 or email at kmackenzie@somerspointpd.org.

Gateway Playhouse shows are in full swing.

Gateway to The Arts Presents: West Side Story

Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11 – 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

The culmination of six weeks of rehearsals and education. The students from the Rising Star’s Summer Program are featured in the classic Lenard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim Musical, West Side Story, at Gateway Playhouse. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some of South Jersey’s best up and coming young talent.

 

“The Little Mermaid” on the Beach

Monday, August 12 – 8:15 p.m.

Somers Point will once again be hosting its popular Kids’ Movie on the Beach. This year, families can enjoy the 1989 Disney classic cartoon, The Little Mermaid. Bring your beach chairs and blankets to William Morrow Beach for an evening under the stars and by the sea.

For more information, please contact the Office of Community Education & Recreation (CER) at 609-927-2053, ext. 3101, or visit somersptarts.weebly.com.

 

Beatlemania Now

Thursday, August 15 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 17 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20 – 8 p.m.

As seen on Broadway and around the world, Beatlemania Now, called “Extraordinary!” by The New York Daily News, is coming to Gateway Playhouse. Legendary Promoter, Pat DiCesare, who brought The Beatles to Pittsburgh, PA in 1964, said Beatlemania Now is the “best tribute band on the planet.”

For more information and ticket sales, visit www.gatewaybythebay.org.

 

The Green Thumb Garden Club’s 2019 Garden Contest Winners Celebration

Thursday, August 22 – 7 p.m.

The winners of the Green Thumb Garden Club’s 2019 Somers Point Garden Contest will be recognized at Somers Point City Hall by the City Council. Winners and members are invited to attend.

The Green Thumb Garden Club applauds and thanks all participants who shared their variety of gardens that have all helped beautify Somers Point. Gold sponsor Shore Medical Center is recognized and thanked for its generous support of this year’s garden contest.

For more information, call Sally Pietrofitta at 609-927-4147 after 5 p.m.

City Council will honor Green Thumb Garden Club members at a meeting in August.

Kelly Briggs In Concert – This Is One of Those Moments

Sunday, August 25 – 3 p.m.

Broadway’s Kelly Briggs (Les Miserables, Cats) performs his one-man concert, ‘This Is One of Those Moments’ with musical director Gregory Allen. Kelly is a winner of 10 Broadway World Awards, a New York Nightlife Award, and a Backstage Bistro Award. Don’t miss this musical journey of some of your favorite songs, available for one night only at Gateway Playhouse.

For more information and ticket sales, visit www.gatewaybythebay.org.

From Classics to Jazz with South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble

Monday, August 26 – 7:30 p.m.

For 21 years, the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble (SJAWE) has been delighting audiences across the region with its concert music. In 2017 SJAWE celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington. DC.

This concert at Gateway Playhouse is free to the public, with limited seating available. For more information, visit www.gatewaybythebay.org.

“The Tony Mart Experience”

Tuesday, August 27

“The Tony Mart Experience” will take place at the Gateway Playhouse, 738 Bay Avenue, Somers Point on Tuesday, August 27. Carmen Marotta and the Tony Mart Performers will highlight the 1950’s and 1960’s nightlife, along with live music. A special tribute to the memory of Bob Campanell will also take place.

This is a ticketed event and is expected to sell out. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the Somers Point Beach Concerts, or at the Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road.

 

The Green Thumb Garden Club Kick-off to 2019-2020 Year

Tuesday, September 3 – 7 p.m.

The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. to kick-off its 2019-2020 year. Linda Keyser will present a program on “Greenhouse Gardening in the Yukon Territory.” Annual dues of $10 will be collected. New members are welcome. The club meets at the Senior Citizen Center at the corner of Ambler Road and Massachusetts Avenue in Somers Point.

For more information, call Sally Pietrofitta at 609-927-4147 after 5 p.m.

 

Good Old Days Festival

Saturday, September 7 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Annual Somers Point Good Old Days Festival will say farewell to summer in Somers Point from 11 – 6 p.m. Saturday, September 7 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park – an event which the City of Somers Point anticipates thousands will attend. There will be antique cars on display, children’s entertainment including carnival games, inflatables, a magician, pony rides, karate demonstrations, as well as K-9 demonstrations, over 20 vendors and community groups, food and treats including hot dogs and hamburgers fresh from the grill. Attendees will enjoy musical performances, on two different stages.

For more information about the Good Old Days Festival, visit www.spgoodolddays.com or contact Sean T. McGuigan at 609-402-5062 and seantmcg@comcast.net.

 

Richard Somers Day

Sunday, September 8 – 2 p.m.

The City of Somers Point and the Somers Point Historical Society will sponsor the annual Richard Somers Day on Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m. at the Richard Somers Memorial Park, 801 Shore Road, Somers Point. Each year, a memorial remembrance is held for local Barbary War naval hero Richard Somers and the crew from the Intrepid. In case of rain, the memorial will be held in the Council Chambers of the Somers Point City Hall, 1 West New Jersey Avenue, Somers Point. Tours of Somers Mansion and the Somers Point Historical Museum are available preceding and after the program.

For more information call 609-927-2900.

 

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Wednesday, September 11 – 8:30 a.m.

The City of Somers Point will host its annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at Patriots Park, Bethel Road and 1st Street, on Wednesday, September 11.

 

More Murder and Mayhem in Somers Point

Thursday, September 19 – 7 p.m.

The Somers Point Historical Society will present a program, “More Murder and Mayhem in Somers Point” on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. You will be “entertained” by some of the bizarre and interesting stories from Somers Point’s past. The program will be held at the Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road.

For more information, call 609-927-2900 or visit www.somerspointhistory.org.

 

Somers Point Historical Society Mini-Trip

Saturday, September 28

The Somers Point Historical Society will be hosting a mini-trip to local World War II sites on Saturday, September 28. The trip will take place via van, and will visit the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and Fire Control Tower No. 23 in Cape May.

Cost is $38 for non-members and $35 for members of the Somers Point Historical Society. The complete itinerary is online plus the trip policy. Pay online, at the Somers Point Historical Museum, or mail to SPHS, 625 W. Connecticut Ave., Somers Point. Make checks to Somers Point Historical Society.

For more information, call 609-927-2900 or visit www.somerspointhistory.org.