By NYASHA HOLLEY
Summer is quickly approaching and with warmer weather comes endless amounts of events and activities to do in your free time. With the nearest beaches being a while away, why not save time and money by exploring your options right here in Cumberland County?
Known as “the world’s largest circus under the big top,” the Cole Bros. Circus comes to Cumberland County twice a year. Like previous years it will take place at the U-Sell Flea Market in Vineland, NJ on May 11th and May 12th. Tickets can be bought at http://www.tickets.com.
The Delsea Drive-In here in Vineland is currently the only drive-in movie theater in New Jersey. It has attracted many out of county customers and even customers from out of state. Due to the outdoor setting, every winter the company closes for a brief period of time and opens back up sometime in March. According to it’s website, the Delsea Drive-In originally opened in 1949 and after being closed for many years, in 1987, it was reopened in 2004. At the drive-in theater, there are two screens each airing two movies per night. Each weekend new movies are selected to air. Like your standard movie theater, bringing in outside food is not permitted. The Delsea Drive-In has a concession building with a wide selection of food, even catering to those who prefer healthier options.
The Glasstown Arts district is located on High Street in Millville, NJ. With entertainment, dining, shopping, and art galleries, there is something for everyone. While art galleries like the LaBottega of Art and TAWES Art studio are private, there are exhibitions that are open for view to the general public. The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts has two exhibitions galleries as well as the Cumberland County College Clay College, a ceramic studio. At CCC’s Clay College, residents and students learn how to mold and fire ceramics.
The Glasstown Arts district includes the Levoy Theater, which has become a popular attraction since it’s reconstruction a few years ago. Its stage has been graced by many performances from orchestras and bands to musicals/plays starring community members. For music lovers in the area, every third Friday of each month, the district is filled with the sound of live music.
If you’re looking for a new spot to dine, the Glasstown Arts district is home to a diverse selection of restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or Japanese, you’re sure to find both and many more unique dining options.
Each summer, high street has also been the designated spot for Millville’s annual car show for years now. One day during the summer, the street closes down for majority of the day while hundreds of antique cars line up on display. The whole community comes out to view and admire the automobiles while enjoying street entertainment.
You can find a list of events throughout the summer on their website “glasstownartsdistrict.com”