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4/25/08 Talky Blog and Upcoming Events…

April 20, 2008

Video blog from the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations from April 25th, 2008:

Topics include:

Topics include:
1. Upgrades to Golf Cart
2. New Beachrake
3. N.J. State Police climbs
Seaside Heights water tower.
4. Chaz-E to perform young Elvis
on Mother’s Day in Seaside Heights.
5. Seaside Heights to host Amityville Film Festival 7/16 as part of Free Movies on the Beach

May 2nd: LUNGS FOR LIFE: A BENEFIT TO ASSIST SEASIDE HEIGHTS POLICE CAPTAIN DAVE SZALKOWSKI. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Beachcomber. For information call 732-793-1800.

May 3rd: Seaside Heights Job Fair, 12 noon until 4 p.m, Webster Avenue and The Boardwalk. For information call 732-854-8000.

May 3rd: The Open Door Walk For Life, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Boardwalk

May 16-18th: Seaside Music Festival:This year, Summer Starts Sooner in Seaside, NJ! The weekend before Memorial Day Weekend- May 15th-18th- Seaside Heights NJ will be home to the first annual Seaside Music Festival. During this 4-day weekend, bands, music industry professionals, music fans, and those who just want to start summer sooner will flood the town for:

  • 12 venues
  • Over 200 local, regional, and national performers on 15 stages
  • The outside festival stage
  • Street vendors
  • BMX and Motorcycle stunt shows
  • VIP parties with special guest host Matt Pinfield
  • Meet & greets
  • The Shooboo shuttle to get around town with ease
  • Band beach BBQ and volleyball bash
  • Seaside Heights boardwalk rides and attractions
  • Other in-town events: surf competitions, benefit walks, fireworks, and more.
    Whether you’re into Rock, Alternative, Singer/Songwriters, Pop, Jam Bands, or Country and Americana, you’ll have the chance to party at the beach with friends, bands, music industry professionals, and kick off your summer a week early! Please note: This is showcase opportunity for exposure. The gig is a non-paying event. Website is

May 17th: 17th Annual MS Coast to Coast Bike Tour will be going through the Borough.

May 17th: Walk to D’Feet ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) 7 a.m until 1 p.m.

June 7th: Borough-Wide Garage Sale. Check back for more details soon.

June 19, 20, 21, 22: (tentative) 2008 Pro-FootVolley Tour. For information, visit

July 11th (Friday) AMITYVILLE FILM FESTIVAL kicks off Free Movies on The Beach in Seaside Heights.

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, but you’ll love our Amityville Film Festival. 2008 marks 30 years since the Amityville movie trilogy began filming at the above house, located in neighboring Toms River. Beginning at dusk, a triple feature will be shown of the movies filmed locally: The Amityville Horror, Amityville II, The Possession, and the mother of all horror franchise exploitation films: Amityville 3-D, The Demon. Raindate Sunday July 13th.

August 16th: “HOLIDAY, CELEBRATE!” MADONNA 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AND FILM FESTIVAL as part of Free Movies on The Beach in Seaside Heights.

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LOOKING NIFTY AT FIFTY: To celebrate the Material Girl turning the big 5-0 this day, a birthday party with cake and refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by a special triple feature of a selection of Madonna films: Desperately Seeking Susan, Who’s That Girl? and Swept Away. Event will include Madonna music, and a “Madonna Wannabe” look-alike contest as well. Inclement weather will move the evening’s events indoors to the Seaside Heights Community Center

Regular dates For Movies on The Beach:

Children friendly nights (Thursdays)

7/17: Muppet Movie
7/24: E.T.
7/31: Uncle Buck
8/7: Annie
8/14: Bee Movie
8/21: Harry Potter (#1)
8/28: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Kids over 13 night (Sundays):

7/20: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
7/27: Talledega Nights
8/3: Jaws
8/10: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
8/17: Grease
8/24: Apollo 13
8/31: Gone With The Wind

All movies start at dusk at the Hiering Avenue beach.

Times get progressively earlier as time progresses.
If weather or other factors affect movie nights, the
showing will be rescheduled to a different night as
soon as and if possible, with each decision on an
individual basis. Any changes will appear on our

August 22nd & 23rd: EVP Volleyball (different from similar-sounding AVP)

October 5th: Walk to Cure Diabetes 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 10-12: Italian Street Festival

October 12th: Columbus Parade

All times 9:30 p.m.

Saturday May 17th
Wednesday June 25th
Wednesday July 2nd:
Friday July 4th
Wednesday July 9th
Wednesday July 16th
Wednesday July 23rd
Wednesday July 30th:
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Sunday August 31st:
Wednesday December 31st



One Life To Live films in Seaside Heights…

April 20, 2008

One Life To Live films in Seaside Heights: Cast and crew from the set of the ABC Daytime Drama One Life to Live were in Seaside Heights last week filming location shots as planned. The OLTL filming coincided with three beautiful days in a row, albeit it was chilly at night. Places used for the shooting were: Casino Pier, Playday Amusements, Lucky’s Arcade, The Kearney Avenue Lifeguard Building, The Kearney Avenue Bay Dock, The Four Winds Motel, and Adrenaline. The crew began to arrive on Tuesday March 15th, and did cabling of all locations, which was done by All Mobile Video of New York, using giant tractor trailers full of high-tech equipment. Filming began on Wednesday April 16th, and included a scene at the Kearney Bay Dock involving three OLTL regular characters arriving by boat. Evening included shots involving five very high profile characters in an amusement park scene. The scenes filmed Thursday April 17th and Friday April 18th were both at Kearney Avenue, where the LGHQ building and Lucky’s Arcade had been chosen due to their close proximity to each other and need to only cable one area instead of two. Some crew stayed at the White Pearl Hotel, although many stayed at Toms River’s Holiday Inn. The Aztec Motel was utilized as well, but mostly for hair and makeup during the Casino Pier shot, and for a cast and crew dinner inside the bar Wednesday night. A commissary tent for cast and crew was set-up at the municipal parking area at Fremont Avenue and Ocean Terrace, and held meals Thursday and Friday. Although we have been asked to keep the storyline and plot details we may have learned hush-hush, be assured that the film shot in Seaside Heights features some of the show’s most popular characters and involve a major current story line. Although we have great, exclusive photos and video of the very famous cast members, we do not wish to spoil the suspense of current cliffhangers, and therefore will keep them under wraps for now. After the scenes filmed in Seaside Heights have aired, which should be in mid-May, we are then free to release the footage, which is very interesting indeed. Keep watching!

Details of Gallery photos (from top left to right, click individual photos to enlarge)
1. One Life To Live Executive Producer Frank Valentini and Director Larry Carpenter review filming of key location shots.
2. A scene from One Life To Live is shot at the Kearney Avenue Lifeguard Headquarters Building.
3. One Life To Live Executive Producer Frank Valentini casts local extras on the Casino Pier.
4. One Life To Live Director of Photography Bob Bossoir.
5. Spectators line up to watch the filming of One Life to Live from Fremont Avenue and The Boardwalk.
6. One Life To Live interns C.J. Ferroni and Beth Armstrong are seen at the location set in Seaside Heights.
7. The Borough of Seaside Heights welcomes One Life To Live in a highly visible way.
8. The audio room of the One Life To Live location production trailer.
9. The monitoring room of the One Life To Live location production trailer.


Doug Woodfield soon to be New Jersey Amusement Association President…

April 20, 2008

Doug Woodfield of Playday Amusements in Seaside Heights has recently been elected President of the New Jersey Amusement Association.

Doug Woodfield soon to be New Jersey Amusement Association President: Doug Woodfield of Seaside Heights’ Playday Amusements will take the helm as President of the New Jersey Amusement Association at the May 12th Dinner Dance. The NJAA is a state-wide organization, that has representation from amusement facilities on all points on the map. Doug is a longtime active member of the NJAA, and a staple of the Games business along the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. Doug began with just a few stands and was just one of many when he began in the early 1970’s. As the years have progressed, Doug has expanded operations to become the biggest gamer on the Casino Pier, having acquired nearly all of the prominent locations. Doug’s presidency this year coincides with the NJAA’s honoring of another legendary Seaside Heights boardwalk businessman, “Lucky Leo” Whalen. Mr. Whalen will be saluted with the NJAA’s top honor as Person of the Year at its 2008 dinner dance, May 12th.

Greenrose Media rediscovers more lost Seaside Heights moments…

April 20, 2008

Joe Verderosa(right) from Greenrose Media is seen talking shop with ABC’s Brian O’Meara, Production Manager for One Life to Live. Joe came to the set last week to say hello, and drop off a DVD with some recently rediscovered footage of Seaside Heights, circa 1976.

Greenrose Media rediscovers more lost Seaside Heights moments: Once again, Greenrose Media has rediscovered some lost Seaside Heights moments. Recently, Greenrose owner Joe Verderosa recovered footage off an old 16 mm film reel and converted it to modern format. The tape is of a commercial of Seaside Heights, circa 1976. The target audience is Montreal, Canada, so the entire film is narrated in French. Even so, the vintage footage of Seaside Heights is classic, and will soon debut on the Borough’s website: http://www.seasideheightspublicrelations.

Seaside Heights to advertise along Garden State Parkway…

April 20, 2008

Seaside Heights will display this panel in a highly-visible location on the Garden State Parkway as part of an innovative new marketing idea.

Seaside Heights to advertise along Garden State Parkway: In an attempt to attract the attention of many, many captive audience members headed in our direction daily, the Seaside Heights Tourist Development Commission has purchased an advertising panel along the Garden State Parkway. The panel, which is illuminated at night, will be located at the Cheesequake Rest Area, a place that receives tens of thousands of passersby on a daily basis. The TDC membership all agreed that the sign was a good opportunity. The group is presented with many advertising possibilities, and it is their responsibility to decide how to best spend the allotment of money, which is raised via a special fee attached to Mercantile Licenses. The GSP panel will debut the new web address that has recently been acquired by the Seaside Heights Business Improvement District: