Late Sunday afternoon, April 29, it was cool and sunny on the Ocean Grove boardwalk. A gaggle of bikers surrounded walkers and proceeded north. In two days, on May 1, the summer bike rules take effect, and no bike invasions will occur at 4 p.m. again until October. A family in a 4-wheel contraption peddled by. They had rented the device on the AP boards and were heading south, checking out the Grove.
A group of people were gathered in the same area, waiting for a wedding on the beach. Clara Hess and Timothy O’Shea were to be married in a Jewish ceremony. A guest was holding a folded chuppah (wedding canopy). Some programs were available that described the event.
A basket of multicolored yarmulkas (skull caps) got caught in a breeze that sent them flying onto the OG beach (perhaps a first in this town). A woman in a low-cut gown bounced down the stairs and went hunting for the hats. For the recession, the bride and groom asked that everyone dance to John Botte’s song from Tremé. (see below) Then they were to head to the Parlor Gallery in AP for a reception. — Paul Goldfinger