BELMAR, NJ — An afternoon of swashbuckling action, songs of the sea and treasure hunting highlighted Belmar’s first-ever Pirate Walk.

The Belmar Business Partnership hosted the event held yesterday, June 25, in the borough’s central shopping district, where some 300 visitors were entertained by the Valhallas Pirates, known for its lively pirate re-enactments, and the Sea Dogs, a musical group that performed sing-along sea shanties.

Nearly two dozen Belmar businesses participated in the festivities, including Nostalgic Nonsense Vintage Clothing, whose owner Pat Tecza, a Belmar Business Partnership member who served as event coordinator.

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The event also featured a free gift auction with 22 prizes totaling nearly $2,000 in value donated by Belmar businesses — an effort organized by Kate Walters of Sweet Tease Café & Bakery — and a treasure chest hunt for buccaneers under age 10.


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