BELMAR, NJ — Serenity by the Sea Too is celebrating Independence Day with a "pop-up" extravaganza. The popular Belmar galleria at 1004 Main Street will host its first-ever Summer “Sip & Shop” Soiree, which continues today, July 1 through July 4.

Showcasing creations, crafts and unique merchandise of participating vendors, the event will begin at 10 a.m. each day, culminating with an exclusive evening of shopping, wine-tasting and light refreshments from 4 to 8:30 p.m. During the ‘Sip & Shop’ part of each day, a portion of sales will benefit Belmar First Aid Squad.

“As Belmar enters this exciting summer season, we are pleased to present this first in a series of our Summer Soiree events,” said Serenity by the Sea Too owner Sarah Taylor Izzo. “Stop by for some great shopping and vendors — all for a great cause. And while you’re here, enjoy a glass of wine, tasty nibbles and good conversation.”

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Here are the participating vendors, and when they will be “popping” during the five-day event.

Gia Andre with Woman To Women1 offers selectively chosen luxury apparel and other items — including many one-of-a-kind pieces — from around the world. Hand-beaded silk tops, kaftans and tunics from women in India, handmade shoes from Cape Town, South Africa, and linen pieces from Italy and Paris are among the offerings. She also has a sizzling selection of light and breezy summer wear. Sunday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 4.

Noreen Franco of J&N Soto Designs will showcase her extensive collection of one-of-a-kind home décor items, including decoupage bottles and vases. She gives old, used objects new life by crafting them into so many different intricately detailed pieces, including a new line featuring sealife. Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4.

Angela Lim of Small Blessings High Style Boutique offers a jewelry line bedazzling with mermaids, seashells, starfish and other symbols of the sea — many etched with messages of the surf and sand — as well as her love-inspired items of beauty. Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4.

Bob Michaels of Whimsical Woodworks handcrafts usable art made from cedar and copper. From birdhouses and mantles to custom lattice work and planters, Michaels makes quality and durability his priorities and will custom design pieces for your garden or patio. Wednesday, July 4.

More About Serenity by the Sea Too

Located directly across from Surf Taco between 10th and 11th Avenues, Serenity by the Sea Too offers a unique environment for a variety of activities and events held throughout the year.

In addition to its popular Pop Up Artisan MarketPlace presented every weekend, it features and hosts workshops, classes, walk-in artist showcases and special events throughout the week. For a full list of events, visit its Facebook page.

To learn more about becoming a vendor or featured artist, or hosting workshops, classes or parties for special occasions, call 973-699-1760 or email