AVALON - Cooler By A Mile                                                NEWSLETTER - August 2017
Thursdays on Dune - Babies On Parade!

The best has yet to come with Thursdays on Dune in August! With activities like the Baby Parade on August 3 and the Johnny Cash Tribute Band on August 17, there's no sign of summer slowing down on the Seven Mile Island. 

Avalon's Baby Parade will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3. Registration begins at 5pm at Z's deli, with judging at 6pm and the parade starting at 6:30pm. Miss Avalon and John O'Dea will lead this parade, marching down 21st Street to Veterans Plaza. Awards will be given to the Most Unique Costume, Best Riding Theme, Happiest Baby, Two of a Kind, Best Beach Baby and Dressed to the Nines. Eleven-Eleven band will begin at Veterans Plaza following the awards ceremony.

Cape May County Dept. of Tourism Launches Fall Campaign

Attention businesses! Join the Cape May County Department of Tourism and promote your shoulder-season events! Fill them in on your fall promotions and events, and the Dept. will list them, free of charge, at www.fallforthejerseycape.com. 

The post-season campaign is the perfect way for open businesses to reach visitors and residents and advertise promotions, discounts, events and more! 

Click here to submit your information, and for more information, contact Deborah Bass at

Lisa Cunningham Fine Art

Down the shore, locals and visitors alike hold value for the places they have traveled to and raise
their families in. Award-winning artist Lisa Cunningham channels this sentiment into her  pastel paintings of the special places in people's lives-- using color and light to evoke  cherished memories. 

Raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Cunningham became accustomed to drawing her natural surroundings and sharing her work with family and friends. After earning degrees in fine art and education at Keystone College and Kutztown University, she decided to paint house and  business portraits, often illustrating homes within the Seven Mile Beach and throughout Pennsylvania.  

Cunningham is dedicated to using her artistic talent to help others memorialize and celebrate the places that bring them joy. With soft pastels and the use of light and passion, Cunningham's artistic representations of people's homes and lifestyles are true treasures.  

Read more about Lisa Cunningham's process and commitment here.

Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, Inc.
2170 Dune Drive, 609-967-0100

Brendan Borek loved to surf and was known for spending hours on the beach waiting for the high tides which brought the best surfing conditions. It was only natural that his friends began to wish him "high tides" conditions throughout his battle with cancer. Following his passing, his family and friends continue to honor his spirit and feelings for community good through establishing Brendan's Fund. 

Since 1992, the fund has been supporting families with ill children. As of the fall of 2015, through the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund, services have been provided to the families of Cape May and Atlantic Counties by the Child Life Specialist Team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The fund continues to fulfill its mission with events all year long. 

Tuesday kicked of the annual week of summer fundraising with the annual Artists & Friends Art Show at the Avalon Yacht Club. Bonnie's Toppings hosted a fundraising event all day on Wednesday, and the fundraising continues today with Pancakes at the Fishin' Pier Grill in Avalon and Stone Harbor from 6:30am to 1:30pm. On Friday, Aug. 4, there will be a special "Crab Cakes at Sylvester's Fish Market" event to support the cause. On Saturday, Aug. 5, there will be a "Shop at the Spot" event where a portion of all proceeds from the day will benefit Brendan's Fund. 

Brendan Borek Memorial High Tide Fund represents the community coming together for a significant cause. To learn more about events and how to donate click here.

Avalon History Center Opens Classic Fishing Exhibit

If your family ever fished the bays in and around Avalon in the 1970's, chances are you either started or ended your trip at the Avalon Anchorage. Whether to rent one of their boats, fuel up your own, pick up bait and tackle, or - at the end of the day, weigh in a big catch - the Avalon Anchorage was a fisher's Mecca.

Join the Avalon History Center on Friday, Aug. 11 at 7pm, at the unveiling of the Avalon Anchorage Fishing Exhibit - featuring more than 400 classic photographs restored from owner Stanley Penska's collection. Photos, restored by Seven Mile Times, feature recordings of proud catches from the late 1970s and early 80s. 

Check it out! Click here for more information.   

Ocean Galleries Hosts Romero Britto
9618 Third Avenue, 609-368-7777

Ocean Galleries is hosting world-renowned pop artist Romero Britto for his first ever exhibition in Stone Harbor.  "Romero Britto- Brilliant World of Color" will include a comprehensive collection of Britto's artwork and sculptures striking in color and design. Guests will have the opportunity  to meet the artist on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 7-10pm and Sunday, Aug. 6 from 1-4pm.   

The "New York Times" has celebrated Britto's work for its "warmth, optimism and love." The artist's international perspective has influenced his vibrant, bold and colorful style, reflecting his own optimism for the world around him. Britto has been featured in over 100 countries and has also collaborated with Audi, Bentley, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney and more. 

Britto's exuberant  character has lent itself, in striking fashion, to his artwork-- making his pieces and personality a must-see this August.  Ocean Galleries stands for evoking happiness through art, and Roberto Britto upholds this belief through relatable  imagery and inspiring  colors.

"Roberto Britto- Brilliant World of Color"  will be on display from Friday, Aug. 4 through Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 10am to 10pm daily. All artwork will be available  for acquisition.  For more information, click here
Lure for a Cure: Honoring Edward Galante Sr. of Sundae Best

Sundae Best is an island classic - who hasn't waited in line for a scoop of their delicious ice cream with a surprise chocolate bite at the bottom of the cone? Edward Galante Sr. was the face and heart of Sundae Best for many years before he passed away. 

Family and friends are now hosting a fishing tournament titled "Lure for a Cure"  to honor his life on Saturday, Aug. 12 from
1-5pm. The fishing event will include two boats: the Miss Avalon, which will fish in the ocean and be open to 90 people, and the Avalon Lady, which will fish in the back bay and be open to 30 people. The tournament is also open to private 
boats and must follow the rules and timing of the Miss Avalon. 

Participants are asked to arrive at 12:40pm to prepare for departure at 1pm from 14th Street and Ocean Drive. Food and drinks are provided for both boats, as well as fishing essentials- rod, bait and tackle. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

For more information, click here

One of the best parts of the beach is, of course, the nightlife! The Seven Mile Beach has you set for fun and entertainment night after night! From bands to drink specials to Quizzo nights, the bars and restaurants on the island will surely keep you entertained. 

Click here for a guide of upcoming Avalon and Stone Harbor entertainment!

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What Do You Love Most About Avalon?

We know you LOVE Avalon, and we want to share that with the world! Our visitors and residents should be our greatest promoters and we need your help! 

Submit your short vidoes on what you love the most about Avalon to our Facebook video contest page and campaign for votes throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, the video with the most votes will receive a "Best of Avalon" gift basket and the top videos will be used in 2018 promotional commercials and social media!

So tell us, what do you LOVE most about Avalon? Enter using the Facebook link above!

Avalon's Beach Bulletin  
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