18th Annual Clam Fest
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.
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.
Haddonfield NJ from 5pm to 9pm