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August 2 – 5th

18th Annual Clam Fest
Call 732-291-4713

Bring the whole family down to Huddy Park on Bay and waterwitch avenues in Highlands NJ for the biggest clam fest in New Jersey! The event is so big it has to go on for 4 consecutive day! Each day the fest will feature the freshest seafood from local restaurants, live entertainment, rides, games, contests, a beer, wine and sangria garden and more! The event will run Thursday from 6pm – 11pm, Friday 6pm – 11pm, Saturday 12pm – 11pm and Sunday 12pm – 8pm. Don’t miss this 4 day clam fest filled with events for the entire family to enjoy!

Sunday, August 5
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is an annual sporting and multicultural event held at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park to celebrate the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar. In addition to serving ethnic foods and showcasing performances, the two-day festival hosts more than 170 dragon boat teams from across the United States and Canada, making it one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the United States. Depending on the division, teams compete for cash prizes and other awards. The event takes place on August 4 and 5. Sunday’s entertainment includes traditional Chinese dance (10:30am) and original music and pop and jazz classics by composer Napua Davoy (noon). Racing begins at 9am; the day’s happenings end at about 5pm.

Monday, August 6 
Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Skip the packed indoor theaters and outrageous snack lines and take in a film alfresco in Coney Island. Cinephiles will enjoy watching Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on a 40-foot screen on the beach with the Wonder Wheel off to the side, lighting up the night. In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team are implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin and must go rogue to clear their name. The film begins at dusk; moviegoers should enter the beach at West 10th Street.

Brick Children’s Community Theater (BCCT) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the summer production of Annie at Brick Township High School at 346 Chambers Bridge Road. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays (August 3, 4, 10 & 11) at 7:30 pm and Sunday August 5th at 3 pm which will feature a sign language interpreted performance. Tickets ($10-&15) can be purchased by visitingwww.bcct.org. Join BCCT this summer for this fun musical revival about little orphan Annie who warms the hearts of audiences with her hard knocks beginnings in the 1930’s as she and her all star child cast of friends set out to find her parents.

Established in 1992, BCCT is a non-profit, award winning community theater group dedicated to the children of Ocean and Monmouth counties. Voted “Best Community Theater in Ocean County” Reader’s Choice Award by the Asbury Park Press four years in a row, BCCT is also the recipient of three Perry Awards, New Jersey’s premiere community theater award. 

August 3

First Friday
Haddonfield NJ from 5pm to 9pm

Come out to Haddonfield NJ to celebrate the first Friday in August! From 5pm to 9pm the streets will be filled with vendors, entertainers, artists and more! Sidewalk sales, in-store special events, refreshments and more! Come out for a night of culture, art, entertainment, food and more!


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