STONE HARBOR - Wed., July 4, 2012, Stone Harbor invites residents and visitors to join in a full day of fun activities at the 81st Street Recreation Field and beach in Stone Harbor, NJ.
Sand Sculpture Contest -
Bring your shovels and join in the Sand Sculpture contest on the beach at 83rd Street. Registration takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contestants can begin working on their creations and judging takes place at 11:30 a.m. Prizes and trophies go to the top three sculptures in each of the following age groups: 2–8 years, 9–15 years, 16 years and up, and family or group entries.
Hoys 5 & 10 Candy Scramble -
Even the strongest sweet tooth will be satisfied during this fun-filled race to collect wrapped candy strewn all about the soccer field. The event, limited to children ages six and under, begins at 10 a.m. and requires no registration.
Foot Races -
Stick around, because immediately following the Candy Scramble the Fourth of July footraces will commence. Racers will be divided into males and females in an all-out race for the finish line. No registration is necessary to participate, and prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category.
Phillies Home Run Derby -
Calling all heavy-hitters: head to the baseball field and register for the Phillies Home Run Derby between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., it’s time to step up to the plate and show us what you’ve got. Prizes will be awarded to the boy and girl with the most home runs in the following age groups: 7–9 years, 10–12 years and 13–15 years.
Slow Bike Races -
Back at the soccer field, Stone Harbor’s Slow Bike Races are a challenge of a different sort. Starting immediately after the foot races, the object of the Slow Bike Race is to ride the provided bike through the fixed course in the slowest amount of time – without any part of your body touching the ground. Sound easy? It’s harder than you think. Prizes and trophies will go to the slowest three finishers in this topsy-turvy event.
Decorated Bike Contest -
Dress up your bike, scooter or baby stroller for a chance to score a trophy for best decorated, most colorful or most original design. Registration, limited to those 18 years and under takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the 80th Street and Second Avenue parking lot. The decorated bike parade begins at 11:45 a.m.
Decorated Lifeguard Stand -
Even the lifeguards are getting into the patriotic spirit. Many of the lifeguard stands will be decorated and the guards will be competing for the best decorated stand. At 12 noon, the guards will lead beachgoers in a patriotic sing-a-long.
Fireworks and Concert -
When the sun goes down the excitement turns up. Bring your beach chairs and blankets to soccer field and enjoy a live concert by BLT at 7 p.m. followed by an All-American fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. sponsored by the Stone Harbor Fire Department. In the event of rain, all competitions will take place the following day, on Thu., July 5, 2011. The fireworks rain date is also Thu., July 5, 2011.