Neighborhood Party “A Farewell to Summer Tour” Saturday at Ocean Gate
Hold on to that summer feeling for as long as you can!
Whether it’s strolling the promenade or the beaches, savoring excellent cuisine in the open air, and attending live music concerts in a wide variety of venues.
But be sure to stop by Ocean Gate on Saturday, September 25 to say your summer farewell.
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On Ocean Gate Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., ‘A Farewell to Summer Tour’ sponsored by the Borough of Ocean Gate Recreational Department, will thrill the borough and give you eternal summer memories and for FREE.
Saturday’s block party organizer Rich Bazzanella who also owns Hot Rod Inkin in Ocean Gate, says the event will include all kinds of LIVE activities and music.
“We have 5 LIVE bands all day, I have a ‘Wolfman Jack’ impersonator, there is going to be a staging right in front of the Anchor Inn and then the block party is going to go from there all the way down to the Ocean Gate Yacht Club, âBazzanella told Townsquare Media News.
There will also be all kinds of vendors and tables set up during the block party.
âWe have hot dog trucks, we have a barbecue, we have the Anchor Inn, Linda’s Pizzeria, and the Ocean Gate Market that are all going to have food,â Bazzanella said.
As you fill your plate with great summer food, go for a little scare as we get a glimpse of the fall season.
âThe Ocean Gate Market is also sponsoring a scarecrow competition and the town is going to be decorated with scarecrows,â Bazzanella said.
If you would like to participate in this contest, you can do so in advance and go to the Ocean Gate Market to pick up a number. In turn, they’ll apply, then start building your creepiest scarecrow – or friend. .
The judging portion of the scarecrow contest will take place at noon.
All day long there will be LIVE music and bands to enjoy.
âThe bands are going to be Crash Gordon and Debra Dynamite with yours playing a little drums with them, we have the Razorbacks, Bullzeye, Hypertension in the evening and then Wilson ends it,â Bazzanella said. “We will (also) be running group swing competitions and line dancing competitions.”
Other fun events in the bouldering part include a setup for hot rods and a corn hole tournament whose leaderboard also includes prizes.
You are also encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs to the block party so you can sit back and watch the bands play.
âIt’s an all-day event and everything looks good,â Bazzanella said. “We want to thank Mayor Paul Kennedy for bringing all of our ideas to green and making this happen.”
As summer passes into fall, Bazzanella wanted to put on one more show and event for everyone to enjoy.
âOcean Gate Avenue doesn’t really have any festivals going on and if it does it’s Main Street USA, so we like to have a little fair and a festival that really showcases the city,â Bazzanella said. “The town really has a lot of history, it is the oldest Yacht Club in Barnegat Bay and people should really see it for what it is and so this festival really shines a lot of light.”
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