Saylor Ginsburg, Madison Peters, Brecklyn Foley, Willow Ferguson, and Cruz Ferguson at the Stone Harbor Easter Egg Hunt.

Abby Jamison, Sue Jamison, Amanda Jamison, Elsie Becker
at the Windrift Bridal Fair.

April 6

The Underground Railroad in Cape May

Lecture 1pm, Avalon History Center

Join the Avalon History Center for a fascinating presentation on how Cape May County played an integral part in the Underground Railroad.

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April 13

Stone Harbor Easter Egg Hunt

1pm, Stone Harbor Firehouse, 175 96th St.

Grab the kids and join the Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Department for its annual Easter Egg Hunt featuring prizes for all and photos with the Easter Bunny himself!

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Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep

9am-12:30pm, 8th Street Jetty

COA’s Beach Sweep is one of the longest-running cleanups of its kind in the world. Join Avalon and Clean Ocean Action for its spring cleanup. All ages are encouraged to volunteer for a morning of protecting our environment and marine life.

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AHLOA Community Connections

9:30am, Avalon Community Hall

Gather information from local organizations and clubs on summer programming and additionally learn about important information regarding Avalon’s future planning. This year’s featured presenters include

Dr. Lenore Tedesco speaking on the 50th anniversary of The Wetlands Institute and Borough Administrator Scott Wahl reviewing the construction ordinance changes.

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Stone Harbor Job Fair

10am-2pm, Coffee Talk, 299 97th St.

Plan for the summer and gain employment at one of the many participating retail and dining establishments throughout Stone Harbor. Stop by Coffee Talk with your résumé, meet business owners and learn more about summer employment opportunities. Check the website for a full list of participating businesses.

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April 20

Turtle Fest

9am-3pm, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.

Bring the kids and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and family-fun activities at the annual Turtle Fest. After breakfast, children can earn turtle bucks and cash them in for prizes, plus an egg hunt, arts and crafts, nature walks, creature feature and more! Advanced registration is required.

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Avalon Easter Egg Hunt

10am, 8-12th Street fields

This fun holiday event is broken into age categories so everyone has a chance to gather as many colorful eggs and prizes as possible. Head to the fields starting promptly at 10am and set off in search of these treasures in the grass. Note this event is canceled in the event of rain.

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Job Fair at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor 9am-1pm, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor,

9001 Sunset Drive

Stop by the newly renovated Yacht Club of Stone Harbor with your résumé for a wide range of seasonal and full-time employment options including kitchen, restaurant, sailing, summer camp and more!

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Job Fair at The Windrift

11am-3pm, Windrift Hotel Resort, 105 80th St.

Stop by the Windrift to inquire on seasonal employment opportunities in a variety of departments including restaurant, security, hotel management and more. Interested employees can meet with hiring managers from all departments with on-the-spot interviews.

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April 26

Avalon Garden Club Arbor Day

10:30am, 36th Street island and Dune Drive

Join the Avalon Garden Club in recognizing Arbor Day with a planting of a pin oak tree at 36th Street island and Dune Drive. The planting ceremony will include Mayor Martin Pagliughi, members of the clergy, Borough employees and club members. Avalon Community Hall will be the alternate location in case of inclement weather.

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Annette and Don Parker at the Avalon Dune Grass Planting.


April 27

Avalon Dune Grass Planting

8:30am, Avalon Community Hall

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to join the Borough of Avalon for its annual spring dune grass planting. The morning will begin at Community Hall for training and supply distribution. Following a morning of giving back to the environment and cleaning up our beautiful beaches, lunch will be provided. In the case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, April 28.

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April 28

Windrift Bridal Fair

11am, Windrift Hotel Resort, 105 80th St.

Meet the area’s top wedding vendors at the Windrift’s annual Spring Bridal Show. Enjoy spectacular ocean views from Level 2, passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and the perfect afternoon of planning your special day.

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John Kauterman’s winning entry to the Avalon History Center Photo contest, titled: Osprey Carries Striper


MAY 1-31

Avalon Historical Society

Photography Contest & Exhibit

Photo entries accepted in May, displayed through June, Avalon History Center

Amateur photographers are invited to submit their work in the annual Photography Contest hosted by the Avalon Historical Society. Hard copies of original photographs in the categories of Nature, Scenic, Portrait and Personality, and Avalon Places and People, plus a Children’s category (available for those 12 and under) will be accepted through the month of May and displayed at the Avalon History Center through June.

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May 4-5

Avalon Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale

Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 10am-2pm, Avalon Community Hall

Spring is the time for planting and the Avalon Garden Club kicks off a full month of floral fun with its annual Plant and Bake Sale. With two full days to browse and purchase and additionally enjoy a sweet snack, you will get the top pick of beautiful plants that will make your house the envy of the neighborhood! Receive a 10 percent discount by printing the “Presale Sale Form” on the club’s website!

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Melanie Heminghous, Linda Wilcox, TinaMarie Rossino, Alissa McGreevy, Leann Reider and Stephanie Fairbanks
at the Stone Harbor’s Spring Tide Festival & Boat Show.


May 4

Spring Tide Festival & Boat Show

11am-5pm, 96th Street

Stone Harbor celebrates the water surrounding the island with a fun day full of family-fun activities featuring boats, artisans, seafaring crafts and games, a beer and wine garden, and live music.

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Stone Harbor Merchants’ Spring Sidewalk Sale

10am-5pm, Downtown Shopping District

Double your fun in Stone Harbor on May 4 with shopping! Stone Harbor will be buzzing with excitement as you shop at the 2nd Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale. Merchants will be offering discounts both in front and inside stores throughout town, so spend the day in Stone Harbor for a fun spring day of shopping, music, food and fun!

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Author Talk: “Cape May County, New Jersey:

The Making of an American Resort Community” 1pm, Avalon History Center

Join Dr. Jeffery M. Dorwart, Professor Emeritus of Rutgers University and author of the book, “Cape May County, NJ: The Making of an American Resort Community.” Dorwart will touch on the history of the county and its discovery by Henry Hudson in 1609, then move forward to its emergence as a vacation resort.

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May 10

Brendan Borek Annual Golf Tournament

10am registration, Noon start, Stone Harbor Golf Club

Spend a day on the links for a great cause. The 14th annual tournament is set to benefit local pediatric cancer patients through the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Pricing includes greens fees, cart, lunch, gift and awards dinner.

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Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival

6:30-9pm, Avalon Community Hall

Enjoy more than 200 high-end wines and spirits, delicious hors d’oeuvres from the island’s finest restaurants, live music and an extensive silent auction featuring dining packages, golf trips, home décor, beach gear and more! Tickets are on sale now for $50, or at the door the day of the event for $60.

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Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival


Spring Fling Weekend in Avalon & Stone Harbor!

May 10-12

Native Plant Sale

9:30am-4:30pm, The Wetlands Institute,

1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.,


May 11

Avalon Volunteer Fire Department Plant Sale

8am-3pm, Avalon Firehouse,


Avalon Yard Sale

9am-3pm, map pickup at 8am at Avalon Community Hall,
Sponsored by Avalon Garden Club,


Avalon Lions Club Yard Sale

9am-3pm, Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for

Blind Children, 127 26th St.,


Avalon Paper Shredding Day

9am-2pm, Avalon Public Works,


Avalon Volunteer Fire Department Hoagie Sale

10am-2pm, Avalon Firehouse,


Avalon Police Department Bicycle Auction

Noon, Avalon Public Works,


May 11-12

Stone Harbor Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale

Stone Harbor Firehouse,

Bake Sale – Saturday – 8am to 2pm

Plant Sale – Saturday & Sunday – 8am to 2pm


Barbara Blake, Madelon Hoctor, Cynthia Schweidhardt, Betty Carusi, Peg Sutton, and Joanne Warner
with their flowers at the Stone Harbor Garden Club plant & bake sale.


May 18

Stone Harbor Garden Club Community Yard Sale

8am-2pm, 96th Street Women’s Civic Club

This annual event is open to the community and has a spot just for you to sell you wares! And if you would rather browse, enjoy a number of items for sale including housewares, beach gear, clothing accessories and more. If you would like to bring your own items to sell, sign up in advance by emailing Marilyn Halle at

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Hands-on demonstrations at The Wetlands Institute’s Spring Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival


May 18-19

Spring Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival

9:30am-4:30pm, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.

The Wetlands Institute is hosting its 7th Annual Spring Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival featuring a weekend full of conservation-based, hands-on, interactive activities for all ages to enjoy. Attendees will enjoy a variety of scheduled events including shorebird viewings, horseshoe crab workshops, horseshoe crab spawning survey demos and reTURN the favor guided walks, back-bay tours and more. Tickets are required for this event.

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