Jed Gaylin2

Jed Gaylin has been leading the Bay Atlantic Symphony since 1997.

1. Veteran’s Benefit Party at Resorts

Show your support for our nation’s vets while enjoying food, drinks, door prizes and raffles at Resorts Casino Hotel’s Veterans Benefit Party 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. The event honors local VFW chapters, with proceeds benefiting the New Jersey Veterans Network. A DJ will be on hand to get the crowd dancing and cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20. Ocean Ballroom at Resorts, 1133 Boardwalk. 800-745-3000 or

2. Second Friday events at Bayshore Center

Listen to patriotic tunes while making your own Veterans Day wreath during the Bayshore Center at Bivalve’s Second Fridays by the Bay event, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Rich Chiemingo of Cape May MAC will perform patriotic tunes and military songs during “The Music of WW I Era,” and military veteran and guitarist “Fuddy” will fill the air with his tunes. Try your hand at a Veterans Day wreath-making project, open to all ages. 2800 High St., Port Norris. Go to

3. Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert at Stockton PAC

Your patriotic spirit will soar to new heights during the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s Veterans Day performance at Stockton PAC, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The concert opens with a moving rendition of Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and includes pieces such as “Armed Forces: The Pride of America,” “Washington Post March” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Stockton’s Performing Arts Center is on the main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Admission is free, but advanced reservation tickets are required.

4. WWII lookout tower tours

Cape May’s World War II Tower Lookout Museum and Memorial, located at Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard, will be open for climbs on Veterans Day from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is donations only for the holiday. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or go to

5. Tropicana fountain lighting

In honor of our nation’s military, Tropicana Atlantic City is lighting up its fountains within The Quarter green. Stop by to enjoy dining, retail and entertainment on Veterans Day and beyond. 2831 Boardwalk. Go to

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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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