News and notes from down the Shore
The Philadelphia Flyers will be holding an open practice for the public at Boardwalk Hall this month. This will be the first time since 1982 the entire team will be making an appearance together in Atlantic City. Tickets to the practice are free but required. Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk Ave., (609) 348-7000, BoardwalkHall.com, free
Don’t miss this year’s Christmas Arts & Crafts festival in Ocean City. This two-day event will feature a visit from Santa and booths that offer handmade crafts, such as jewelry, fashions, baskets, and fine art—perfect for gift giving and the holiday season. Nov. 22-23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, (800) 822-4112, OCNJ.us, free
Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday is a new event for visitors of all ages. The festival will offer a variety of holiday-themed activities, including a 24-foot rock wall, Snowfest Express train rides, games, and an “iceless” ice skating rink. The carnival event will also give visitors the opportunity to take snow globe portraits and enjoy toasty treats. Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Avalon Elementary School Field, Avalon, (609) 967-3936, AvalonBoro.net, free
Comedian, writer, and actress, Wanda Sykes, will appear at the Borgata this month. In 1999, Sykes won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special for her work on The Chris Rock Show. She has appeared in several movies, and on several comedy specials and television shows, including her own shows, Wanda at Large, Wanda Does It, and The Wanda Sykes Show. Also named one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly, this show is one you won’t want to miss. Nov. 7 and 8, 9 p.m. at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, (609) 317-1000, TheBorgata.com, $59.50-$65
Television personality and medium Theresa Caputo will make a stop at Tropicana this month. Best known for her role on her reality television show, Long Island Medium, and for her bestselling novels, Caputo will provide some members of the audience with interactive readings. Nov. 30, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, (800) 345-8767, Tropicana.net, $78.82-$112.72
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 8 November, 2014).
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