Halloween Events in Atlantic City and Region

Plus other community events ans happenings

By Mike Pritchard
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Halloween Events 

Thursday, Oct. 27

 Atlantic City Ballet - ‘Dracula’ 


Stockton Performing Arts Center, Richard Stockton College, Pomona. ‘

Dracula,’ an original work by Atlantic City Ballet artistic director Phyllis Papa, is a full ballet in three acts with a peculiar power of hypnotic fascination.

$35 Orchestra, $20 Mezzanine. 7pm. 

 Ocean City Halloween Parade

 Asbury Ave. from 6th–11th sts. 7:15pm. 525-9300.

 Atlantic County Library - Halloween Party

 Atlantic County Library main branch, 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing.

Party and grand march for children ages 3 and older. Children march around the library in costume and then play games and enjoy food and music. Registration is required.

Free. 3:30pm. Call 625-2776, ext. 6304.

 Friday, Oct. 28

 Community Arts Costume Party

 Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. Ocean City.

The Community Arts Project will hold its 5th Annual costume party, “Lost At Sea.” This is a Shipwrecked Ghost themed party and a great way to celebrate Halloween with friends. The party features food, refreshments, dancing, and a complimentary photograph.

$65. 7-11pm. 425-2687.

 Wildwoods Halloween Parade and Fun Fair 

The parade is scheduled to begin at 6:15pm at Wildwood and Pacific Avenues, proceeding south and ending at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk.

Halloween Fun Fair, 7-9:30pm, following the parade inside the center, featuring games, prizes and a ghoulishly good time for the entire family. All attendees are encouraged to join in the fun by wearing Halloween costumes.



Friday, Oct. 28 to Oct. 29

The Rocky Horror Show

Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine Street, Hammonton.

Stage Left Productions, the same company that brought audiences such acclaimed performances as Cabaret and The Who’sTommy, will perform The Rocky Horror Show, a cult classic since 1977. Outside props will not be permitted in the theatre; however, prop bags will be available for purchase at the door for $5. This event is recommended for mature audiences.

$20, 8pm friday, 11:59pm Saturday. 

Saturday, Oct. 29

Trick or Treat on Asbury Ave. 

6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Ocean City.

Downtown merchants will hold trick or treat from 2-4pm. The event is sponsored by the Upper Township Soccer Assn.

Free. 525-9300.

Atlantic City Aquarium Halloween Celebration 

Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City.

The Atlantic City Aquarium is offering the trick—a fully costumed diver—and the treat—cookies—as part of its Halloween celebration. There’s also a costume contest for kids in three age categories: infant to 1 year old, 2 to 5 years old, and 6 to 12 years, judged by the aquarium’s own mascot, Seaweed the Sea Turtle. Plus feeding time for the aquariums rays and an Exotic Animal Show.

Festivities begin at 11am. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children under three are free. 348-2880. 

Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run

Boardwalk at Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood.

5K and 10K run along with a 1-mile family walk, starting at 10am, rain or shine. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and vie for the prizes in the best dressed categories of Family, Youth, Infant, and Best All Around, with all proceeds benefiting the four Elementary Schools located in the Wildwoods. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children and teens 18 and under. All participants will receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt.


 Absecon Lighthouse - Haunted Tours

 Absecon Lighthouse , 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City.

Come visit the lighthouse to hear the “true” ghost stories that prompted a visit from SyFy’s Ghost Hunters. Guided tours of the grounds and tower will let you explore the lighthouse’s rich history and experience some spooky tales. 

Refreshments will be provided, including beer and wine.

Reservations are required; call 449-1360. Tour times are 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm. Tickets are $20, and must be reserved.

Ventnor Mother’s Club Halloween Parade

Dorset and Burke Avenues, Ventnor.

The parade will begin at 1:30pm, ending city Recreation Field where trophies will be awarded to the winning entrants. Ribbons and candy will be presented to each child that participates. The categories are Fancy, Scary, Toddler, Comic, Floats, Patriotic, Band and Original.

Free. 457-8107.


Sunday, Oct. 30

Wildwood Crest Trunk or Treat

Wildwood Crest Pier parking lot at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest.

The event includes adults bringing their Halloween-decorated vehicles to the Pier, where they will distribute candy from the trunks of their vehicles to children dressed for Halloween. The event includes other Halloween related activities, a DJ, refreshments and prizes awarded to the best decorated vehicles. Trunk or Treat is a free event, but vehicles must be pre-registered to take part. Registration forms are available at the Crest Pier Recreation Center.

6:30pm. 523-0202. 

Shore Mall Halloween Event

Shore Mall, Black Horse Pike, E.H.T.

Rock the Pumpkin comes to the Shore Mall with more than 3,000 pounds of candy. Not only will there be a ginormous amount of candy, there will also be jumbo inflatables, pumpkin bowling, face painting, lots of food...and a whole lot more. Bring your kids out, ages 3 through 12. Rock the Pumpkin is a sponsored by Shore Fellowship. F

ree. 5-8pm. 646-4693.

Trick or Trot 5k & 1 mile Fun Run

Boardwalk at Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace. Ocean City.

Halloween theme 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk on Ocean City boardwalk.

Registration begins at 7:30am. 624-1040.

Monday, Oct. 31

Haunted House

Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge, 1st and New Jersey aves., North Wildwood.

The Elks host a free Halloween Haunted House. Trick-or-treaters can walk through a “Haunted House” and receive treats from 5-8 pm.


Community events

Saturday, Oct. 29

ACFPL - The People, Places and Events of 1920s Atlantic City

Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City.

Three of Atlantic City’s foremost historians, Ralph E. Hunter, Sr., Nelson Johnson and Allen “Boo” Pergament are the featured guests in this special panel discussion.

Free. 2pm.

Indoor Flea Market 

 Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 724 Maple Ave. , Linwood.

Over 50 vendors, selling antiques, collectibles, coins, Avon, home made baked goods, Lenox, old LIFE magazines, sports memorabilia, jewelry, handbags, holiday items and so much more.

Free. 9am-2pm. 927-0569.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Atlantic Shore Cares Fundraiser

Bally’s Casino, Ocean Ballroom, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City.

The 2011 Atlantic Shore Cares fundraiser will benefit nine-year-old Christian Clopp of Mays Landing. In 2010, he was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma, an inoperable brain tumor located in the thalamus, the center of the brain where all signals are sent to the body. The fundraiser will provide moral support and financial assistance for Christian and his family.

Online donations and ticket purchase at $40/each available at 6-10pm. 

Wednesday, Nov. 2

History of Jazz Lecture Series

Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City.

The Ocean City Free Public Library hosts a History of Jazz Lecture Series presented by Michael Pedicin of the Somers Point Jazz Society. This six part series will present America’s true Art form - jazz.

Free. 7pm. 399-2434.



 Thursday, Nov. 3

Griffin Theater Company - ‘Letters Home’

Stockton Performing Arts Center , Richard Stockton College, Pomona.

These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances; the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from family and loved ones, combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan and Iraq.

$35 Orchestra, $20 Mezzanine. 7:30pm. 652-9000.

Art at Night: Poetry with Walt Whitman

Noyes Museum, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville.

Come enjoy the company of “Walt Whitman” himself as Darrel Blaine Ford performs the role of the man whose poetry he has studied for more than seven decades. Preceded by poetry readings by some of Stockton College’s best student poets.

General admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors & students, children 6 & under free. 6-7:30pm. 

Friday, Nov. 4 to Nov. 5

ELTC - ‘Sherlock Holmes’

The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. Cape May.

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Norwood Builder” in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials, just like the Sherlock Holmes’ radio series on NBC that premiered in 1930.

$25 general admission, $15 students. 8pm. 884-5898. 

Sunday, Nov. 6

Bay Atlantic Symphony

Stockton Performing Arts Center , Richard Stockton College, Pomona. The Marriage of Figaro

is often described as the most perfect opera ever written. Bay-Atlantic Symphony will present a cast of five soloists from Baltimore-based Opera Vivente. Figaro is paired with Mozart’s most operatic of all symphonies, and one of his most opulent—No. 36, Linz.

$25. 2pm. 652-9000.

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