Bay Day 2018

On June 2, 2018, the Delaware Bay Watermen’s Memorial (DBWM) Committee Dedication Ceremony was held at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB). The DBWM Bell was installed on the floating dock. The DBWM Committee worked for five years to make this happen. Our first meeting took place on June 2, 2013 and it was a very proud moment, indeed, to see it all come together at last and to honor those watermen who died on the Delaware Bay.

It was truly a wonderful day! The turnout of folks was more than we anticipated. Each honored waterman’s name was read aloud and The Bell was rung simultaneously. Many people took turns reading names and ringing The Bell. Pastor Ronald Elwood McBride gave a blessing for The Bell and Lois Smith graced us with two songs. Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated this momentous occasion with us.

You may view The Bell and pay respects anytime during regular BCB hours. In addition to The Bell, there is an information storyboard. We hope you will find the time to visit the memorial. The full program is available on the DBWM website, which has a complete list of names along with many stories. The website will be ongoing. If you have names, stories, images or information to add, we will be happy to make that happen.

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Past Years

Delaware Bay Day 2014
Samuel J. Ricci, Sr. is the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honoree


Food, Fun & Fireworks in Bivalve, NJ

June 7, 2014
Delaware Bay Day, the free folklife festival celebrating the Bay and the Bayshore region, returns June 7th with events in Bivalve, Port Norris and East Point, NJ, with a schedule featuring new activities as well as the return of old favorites.

There is plenty of free parking in Port Norris and free shuttle buses to the festival site run all day.

Activities begin at 12:00 p.m. with an old-fashioned street parade from Port Norris to Bivalve.

Bay Day 2014 is dedicated to Donna Moore

Samuel J. Ricci, Sr. is the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honoree

Once in Bivalve, there will be plenty to see and do. Take a walk through the wetlands, and try your hand at Paint-A-Landscape. Kids can compete in the Bivalve Blue Crab Races, play mini-golf and other games, get creative in the crafts tent, build and float a boat, and enjoy the schooner playground.

Visitors can check out the exhibits in the Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center. Check out our new gift shop, "Floatsam & Jetsam" and the art gallery's current exhibit, "Hand Made". There will also be historical and educational exhibits, artists and craft demonstrators, and vendors of all kinds.

Great Entertainment under the Big Top:

2:00 p.m -Package Goods Orchestra
12:30 p.m. - The Chowder II Band
1:30 p.m. - Bay Days Dedication & Awards
4:00 p.m. - Lois Smith Jazz Quartet
5:00 p.m. Whittington Family Singers
6:00 p.m. - New Jersey Championship Oyster Shucking Competition!

Don't miss the excitement! There are three levels of competition - amateur, local and professional. Enter if you dare, or come out and cheer for your favorite shuckers. Call 856-785-2060 to enter.


BAY DAY - June 1, 2013

Thank you everyone who helped and came by to see us.

We won a trophy for our decorated car in the parade, special thanks to Robin, fantastic job.

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