Sharks, Phanatics, and plenty of good seating at free upcoming events

     The Phanatic's fur protects him from sunburn, but you should probably bring along some sunscreen.

    The Phanatic's fur protects him from sunburn, but you should probably bring along some sunscreen.

    With today’s drizzle predicted to give way to glorious weekend weather, and Labor Day looming, it’s time to plan as many outdoor activities as possible. Two Jersey Shore towns are doing just that, offering two free events in the coming week.

    On Saturday, they’re gonna need a bigger boat, er, theater, in Neptune Township, as the recreation department sponsors a viewing of the 1975 Stephen Spielberg blockbuster “Jaws,” on a large outdoor movie screen at Riverside Park. That’s located, of course, along the Shark River, on South Riverside Drive.

    The PG-rated movie will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, and admission is free. Bring your own blanket and lawn chair, but the township reminds you to leave the booze and smokes at home, as neither tobacco products nor drinking are allowed in the park. Also, bring along a non-perishable food item to benefit area food banks, and help support Clean Ocean Action and Kick Cancer Overboard

    For more information or directions, contact the Neptune Township Recreation Department at (732) 869-1202.

    If salty sea tales aren’t your style, head down to Atlantic City as the Labor Day weekend kicks off and watch the Phillies take on the Mets on a massive, mobile screen.

    The game broadcast begins at 1 p.m., but the viewing party — featuring the Phanatic and the Phillies ballgirls, natch — begins at noon, on the beach at Arkansas Avenue. Organizers say there will also be sand sculpting lessons and trivia, and to wear your Phillies red to win prizes. 

    For more information about the Phillies on the Beach event, check here, follow the Phillies on Twitter, or Tweet #PhilliesAtTheBeach. 

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