Earth Day

1. Attend a beer benefit

Support two local nature organizations at Cape May Brewing Co.’s Earth Day Pint Night 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The event benefits the Nature Center of Cape May and the Cape May Bird Observatory. Try the “Birder’s Flight” for $5, featuring four nature-themed beers. One dollar will be donated for each pint or flight purchased. 1288 Hornet Road, Cape May. 609-849-9933 or

2. Browse an exhibit

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Linwood’s Nashville North Studios is hosting an art exhibit to celebrate Earth Day and the town’s Arboretum beginning Friday, April 21. Browse paintings, sculptures, and more by local artists. The opening reception will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. Free admission. Linwood Greene, Suite 8, 210 New Road. 609-504-5044 or

3. Participate in a clean up

Three clean ups are being held Saturday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. Ocean City is hosting its semi-annual Beach Sweep 9 a.m. at the Music Pier, 8th Street and the Boardwalk. Go to Also at 9 a.m., the city of Pleasantville is hosting its own clean up. Meet at the Recreation Center, 400 Brighton Ave., Pleasantville. Call 609-484-3648. A beach clean up will be held in Sea Isle City from 10 a.m. to noon. JFK Boulevard and the Promenade. Receive a free t-shirt and tree seedling. Call 609-263-2081.

4. Eat a vegan meal

The American Vegan Society is hosting a Millville Progressive Dinner to celebrate Earth Day. From 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, travel throughout downtown Millville sampling Earth-friendly dining options. Start with vegan hors d’oeuvres at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., then enjoy lentil soup and a chickpea-vegetable medley at 4 Seasons Pizza & Restaurant. End with tiramisu at Wildflower Vegan Café. $39 adults, $29 students. 856-694-2887 or

5. Watch a film

The Lighthouse International Film Society is hosting an environmental film screening 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Learn about marine conservation during the documentary “Ocean Frontiers III.” Refreshments included. Admission is $5. Reservations requested. Ship Bottom Volunteer Firehouse, 2006 Central Ave., Ship Bottom.

6. Try a Green cocktail

In recognition of Earth Day, Caesars Atlantic City is bringing specialty #CodeGREEN cocktails to its eateries through the end of April. Each cocktail is comprised of locally-sourced ingredients. For $10, stop by Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars for The Blue Gin Fizz, made using Jersey-grown mint and blueberries, Bluecoat gin, fresh lemon and lime, and finished with a splash of vanilla cream soda.

7. Shop in Cape May

Splash Gallery in Cape May is a member of 1% for the Planet, meaning at least 1 percent of the store’s sales are donated to nonprofit environmental organizations. Shop for unique, handcrafted items for family and friends, such as artwork and jewelry, while supporting Earth-friendly causes. 513 Carpenter’s Lane in Cape May. Call 609-846-7100.

—Jacklyn McQuarrie

Contact: 609-272-7415

I interned with a small magazine in Wildwood before starting at The Press in 2013. I currently handle our Hometown and At The Shore calendar of events submissions and enjoy interacting with the local community.

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