Office of the Mayor

City Hall, 233 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Sea Isle City, NJ  08243
9am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio
Phone 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245
Fax 609-263-2142

Assistant to the Mayor
Pattiann Ponichtera
Phone 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245
Fax 609-263-2142

Mayor's Message - June 21, 2018

Now that school is out for the summer and our town is filled with people who are eager to enjoy the fresh salt air, I once again would like to remind everyone about the importance of bicycle safety.  To help keep all bicyclists safe – as well as pedestrians and motorists – the City has launched a new Bicycle Safety Initiative, which we feel will make a positive impact on our community. You may have already noticed the road signs around town that read “Bicycles Must Follow Motor Vehicle Laws” – which, in a small way deliver a very big message that many bicyclists don’t realize.  For example, New Jersey Law requires bicyclists to stop at stop signs, yield to pedestrians, ride single-file on the right side of the road, and have a light on their bikes at night.  Additionally, new bicycle lane markings have been painted along the Promenade, which indicate that bicyclists should stay to the center of the Promenade, thus giving pedestrians the chance to safely step onto the Promenade from the beach and the street. We also are distributing Bicycle Safety Brochures at the Welcome Center and at Police Headquarters – so pick-up a copy today, and see how much you know (or don’t know) about bicycle laws!

As is the case each year, Sea Isle City is a hub of free family entertainment this summer. In the weeks and months ahead, plan on spending a great deal of time at the Excursion Park Band Shell, where the City’s Division of Tourism has created a summer line-up of bands, movies, dance parties and other events that your family won’t want to miss. As you may have heard, this year we have added a second night of live music at the Band Shell on Thursday evenings, and we’ve also scheduled a Classic Movie Night on Mondays, which will feature vintage films from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s – all in addition to our popular Concerts Under the Stars on Saturday Nights, Family Dance Parties on Tuesday nights and the other great events that are waiting for you throughout the summer.  For more information about the free family entertainment being offered in Sea Isle City, go to, download our Mobile App, or stop by the Sea Isle City Welcome Center at 300 JFK Boulevard.

And speaking of free entertainment, I hope you can spend Independence Day in Sea Isle City, because July 4th will feature several great events that your family will enjoy.  The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. with the City’s annual Independence Day Junior Olympics Competition at Dealy Field, which is hosted by a small army of volunteers from the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, who do an outstanding job leading children through the event’s running, jumping and throwing contests. Then, as nighttime draws near, don’t miss The Patriot Brass Ensemble at the Excursion Park Band Shell, featuring the music of John Philip Sousa and other toe-tapping American classics.  Later on, be ready to “ooh-and-aah” during Sea Isle’s annual Independence Day Fireworks Display, which takes place at 9:00 p.m. To learn more about our July 4th entertainment line-up, see the special Independence Day section in this newsletter.

This week’s “Shout Out” goes to Senator Jeff Van Drew, who greatly assisted Sea Isle City’s residents and visitors when Garden State Parkway officials had planned to close Exit 17 overnight just hours before the start of this year’s Memorial Day Weekend. My thanks go to Senator Van Drew for ensuring that Sea Isle’s Parkway exit remained open during that crucial time. Thank you, Senator!

Smile…You’re in Sea Isle!

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio



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