E-Newsletter
July 30, 2020
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...


Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, we are forced to cancel most of the events that were scheduled for this year’s Fall Family Festival Weekend in September. Because huge crowds gather each year for the festival’s vendors market, food court and family-friendly activities, we simply do not feel that they can be held in a safe manner. However, as was the case during this year’s Skimmer Festival in June, we still plan to hold our Fall Festival Antique Auto Show on Sunday, September 20, along the Promenade, which can be held with social distancing. After the awards are presented to the winners of this year’s auto show, we will then have the annual Fall Festival Antique Auto Parade at 1:30 p.m. on September 20.
 

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
From The Members of City Council...

At the start of the July 28 City Council meeting, Mayor Desiderio spoke about the importance of wearing face masks and social distancing in public – and how it is virtually impossible to enforce these directives. The Mayor also stated that this topic is a “matter of personal responsibility” and “being mindful of other people and their health is just the right thing to do.”
 
City Council echoes the Mayor’s comments in the hope that everyone in Sea Isle City – and elsewhere – will follow all CDC safety directives, wear face masks, and practice social distancing.

PROJECT UPDATES
Beach Replenishment
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Decorative Lighting
Utility Imporovements
Roadwork and More


COVID TESTING
Information From The Cape May County
Department of Health

The Cape May County Department of Health and Complete Care Health Network have partnered to open drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics, by appointment only . CLICK HERE to learn more.

This week, the Cape May County Health Department announced the location of additional testing sites, which are by appointment only. CLICK HERE to learn about those locations.
 
 For additional info, visit the Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net or follow them on Facebook.

BEACH REPLENISHMENT
Beach Fill Project Making Steady Progress

Dredging has been completed in the mid-town portion of the Beach Replenishment Project (28th Street to 52nd Street); and work has begun in the southern part of town, where the contractor will add sand to the beaches from approximately 74th Street to Townsend Inlet. A “sub-line” pipe has been installed on the 84th Street Beach (the sub-line delivers sand from the ocean dredge to the beach). For nearly 2-weeks, work has been taking place north of 84th Street (from the sub-line on 84th Street north to 74th Street); work is expected to be completed north of 84th Street within the next few days. Afterwards, dredging operations will return to 84th Street and move southward to Townsend’s Inlet.

For additional information about this project – including daily beach closures – please refer to the “Beach Fill” link on the home page of www.seaislecitynj.us .

STAY ACTIVE THIS SUMMER
Sports Clinics, Art & Marine Science Camps, Fitness Classes, Tennis & Pickleball, and More

People of all ages can stay active this summer by enjoying a variety of outdoor fitness classes, sports clinics, art camp and marine science camp for kids – and more! Go to the “Recreation” page at www.seaislecitynj.us and click the “Camps and Clinics” link for info about contracted sports clinics and educational camps; click the “Programs” link for info about Beach Yoga and Boot Camp on the Beach; or click the “Facilities” link to learn about our tennis courts, pickleball sessions and other facilities. To speak with a member of Sea Isle City's Recreation Office, please phone (609) 263-0050 or (609) 263-6163. 




MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Join Us on Friday Evenings

Free “Movies Under the Stars” take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell each Friday night at Dusk through September 4. These family-friendly movies are free (sponsored by Sea Isle City’s Division of Tourism). Bring a beach blanket or folding chair so you can relax on the park’s lawn in comfort – and please practice social distancing at all times! For additional info, phone the Tourism Office at 609-263-8687.

  • July 31: "Aladdin” (2019)
  • August 7: "Dora and the Lost City of Gold"  
  • August 14: "The Addams Family"
  • August 21: "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"
  • August 28: "Frozen II"
  • September 4: "Dolittle"

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
Free Event at Trinity Church August 1 & 8

Trinity Community Church, located at 85th Street and Landis Avenue in Sea Isle City, will host “A Musical Evening in the Garden” under an open-air tent behind the church on Saturday, August 1, and Saturday, August 8, starting at 7:00 p.m. each night. This free event will include singing, story time for children, and meditation. The public is invited to attend; please bring beach chairs and face masks. For additional information, phone Cecilia at 609-231-6799.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT MOVIE
Watch "Playing With Fire" on August 4

Due to the Coronavirus, Sea Isle City’s 2020 National Night Out festivities have been cancelled. HOWEVER, this year’s NNO family movie ( “Playing With Fire” starring John Cena, John Leguizamo and Keegan-Michael Key) will run as scheduled starting at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, August 4, at the Excursion Park Band Shell, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue. Movie-goers are reminded to bring blankets or beach chairs – and to practice social distancing at all times.

BLOOD DRIVE
Give Blood on August 5

The Knights of Columbus of Saint Joseph Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of Seb Russo on Wednesday, August 5, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Auditorium, 44th Street and Central Avenue. To make an appointment, please visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or phone 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). According The Red Cross, there is an “urgent need for blood” – so please make an appointment to donate!
 
MOBILE PEP RALLY
Flyers Event in Sea Isle City August 10

The Philadelphia Flyers organization will hold a socially-distanced Mobile Pep Rally in Sea Isle City on Monday, August 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Mobile Pep Rally will travel along Park Road / Fish Alley (JFK to 48th), 48th Street (Park to Central), Central Avenue (48th to 36th), 36th Street (Central to Cini), and Cini Avenue (36th to JFK). The event will feature Flyers alumni and cheerleaders, free giveaways, music, “Gritty” the Flyers mascot, and other participants. Spectators who gather along the Pep Rally’s route are asked to practice social distancing at all times. For more information, please phone Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation at 609-263-0050.

BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS
Nominate a Property You Admire

The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission is now accepting nominations for their 33rd Annual Beautification Awards. Local properties (businesses or private homes) that have shown improvement in their overall appearance, display attractive architecture and landscaping, or have maintained an eye-catching appearance will be considered for this yearly honor. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to nominate a property they feel should be considered for a 2020 Beautification Award – and property owners can even nominate their own homes or businesses. Nomination forms are available at the Sea Isle City Welcome Center’s walk-up window, in the lobby of City Hall, and online at www.seaislecitynj.us (click the “Forms / Tourism” link on the home page). Nomination forms must be submitted by September 9. Winners will receive hand-painted plaques and gift certificates to Seagrove Nursery in Ocean View. For more info, please phone (609) 263-3537.


DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Would You Like to Speak With a City Official?

If you have questions or concerns, there is no need to wait for an upcoming City Council meeting to express your thoughts. You can contact the head of any City Department to obtain the answers you need. For a complete list of contact information, visit our Municipal Website, www.seaislecitynj.us , or phone City Hall at 609-263-4461.

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