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8/26/15 Ploppers, Air Shows, Street Rods Coming Soon

Some exciting events and one goofy one are scheduled soon. The goofy one will be first. It's the King and Queen of Plop Pageant set for Friday (Sept. 4th) 11a.m. at the Ninth Street Beach. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season by performing dramatic plops on the beach. Winners will be named The KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP (or Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal 2015).
Participants will perform in slow motion to add to the drama and avoid injury. There will be categories in various age groups, male and female. Ribbons will be awarded to category winners. The two best entrants will be crowned King and Queen of Plop. Entry in the contest is free. Register starting 10:30 a.m. at Ninth St. Beach opposite Music Pier. Call (609) 399-6111 for... Read More

8/19/15 OC Pops, King and Queen of Plop and More

The OCEAN CITY POPS continue to provide outstanding concerts through August and September. On Sunday (Aug. 23) the Orchestra presents NIGHT AT THE OPERA when three thrilling singers join the Pops for an evening of wonderful arias and duets from the world of great opera. Sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth M. Bowden. 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets $15/10. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.
(Aug. 20) The Friends of the OCEAN CITY POPS will be "Puttin'on the Ritz" at their 26th Annual Summer Luncheon at Greate Bay Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Gift baskets, door prizes and silent auction items will be plentiful because of the generous donations of local businesses. Miranda Schumaker, 1st place vocal winner in this year's Esther Weil Student Competition and Lugi Mazzocchi,... Read More

8/12/15 Baby Parade Thursday, Little Miss Ocean City Friday

All of a sudden it’s the middle of August and time for the BABY PARADE! The 106th edition is set for Thursday, starting 5:30 p.m. The route is 6th to 12th St. on the Boardwalk. It is the longest continuously running Baby Parade in the world. Didn’t register yet? Entries are being taken the day of the Parade from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The Parade is open to children from infants to ten years of age. You will see colorful entries in Kiddie Cars, Coaches, Strollers, Express wagons and floats. Registration is $5 per child. Prizes are awarded and all entrants receive a memento for participating in the parade. There will be music by the Pitman Hobo Band, Atlantic City Fire Department Bagpipers,... Read More

Baby Parade, Weird Contest Week, Art Show Here Soon

Ocean City’s 106th BABY PARADE is set for Thurs., (Aug. 13th ) starting 5:30 p.m. Parade Route is from 6th to12th Streets on the Boardwalk. It is the longest, continually running Baby Parade in the country. Photo engraver, Leo Bamberger, an organizer of Labor Day, founded the Parade in 1909. Children from infants to ten years of age may enter. The colorful event features Divisions of children in fancy decorated Go-carts, Strollers, Coaches, Kiddie Cars, Express Wagons and walking. There is also a Comic Division, Small Floats Division and category for floats entered by businesses and organizations. The Parade is famous for its creative entries. You may see children dressed as princesses, aviators in crafted planes, Cinderella and even crabs and fish. Rousing music is provided by the Pitman Hobo Band plus... Read More

Art of Surfing Returns to Music Pier This Weekend

Ocean City is recognized throughout the country as an outstanding SURFING COMMUNITY. The High School has won over 20 regional championships sponsored by the National Scholastic Surfing Association. Its team has competed several times in the nationals against some of the best surfers in the world including contingents from Hawaii. Many surfing groups hold competitions and fundraisers here. The City accommodates enthusiasts by designating surfing areas at the 7th and 16th St. and Waverly Beaches. There are three shops in Ocean City specializing in surfing, 7th Street Surf Shop, Heritage Surf and Sport Shop and Surfers Supplies. This weekend (July 30 – Aug. 1) THE ART OF SURFING FESTIVAL will celebrate its 15th Anniversary at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with an exhibition that will be interesting whether or not... Read More

Ocean City is Fortunate to Have…

Ocean City is fortunate to have a historic FISHING CLUB. For the past three years its members have invited visitors to stroll the 635 ft. Pier, watch surfcasting demonstrations and take photos from a magnificent location. Visitors have also learned about the remarkable history of the Club. It is the oldest, continuously operating facility of its kind in the nation. It has hosted national surfcasting events and has given back to the City by supporting its Food Cupboard. There are two open house tours this summer. One held this Thursday (July 23) and one on August 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. They coincide with the City’s popular Family Nights on the Boardwalk. Please bring canned goods or non perishable foods for the Food Cupboard for entrance. For more information, contact George... Read More

Philippine Tribute Features State Yo Yo Championships

Ocean City will present its 6th Annual Tribute to the Philippines this Saturday, July 18th. Opening ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Michele Gillian, Executive Director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, will join Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr. of the Philippines. The two will discuss on-going cooperation and mutual projects.
Following opening ceremonies there will be entertainment on the Boardwalk in front of the Pier. This will include the Rowan University Filipino dancers, the Mutya Philippine Dance Company and the PCS Youth Company groups. Representing the City and American music will be Rock 'n Roll Hall Of Fame member Dick Richards and his Ready Rockers. Richards was the original drummer of Bill Haley's Comets and was also a featured actor on... Read More

Night in Venice Begins 6 P.M. on Saturday

NIGHT IN VENICE, Ocean City's colorful boat parade and decorated home celebration has been entertaining visitors and residents for 61 years. The current gala is set for this Saturday, July 11th starting 6 p.m. at the Longport Bridge. Boats will sail along the Bay and in and out of Lagoons from the Longport Bridge  to Tennessee Ave. Approximately 70 boat owners and 200 Bay residents are expected to compete for prizes. Optional decorating theme is "Dancing Under the Stars." Music will be featured with many entries. Spectators will be able to view the Parade from grandstands on Street ends from Battersea Rd. to 14th St. Seating is free. Visitors will also be able to watch the Parade from the Bayside Center, 525 Bay Ave., where there will be special limited bleacher seating, (you... Read More

Downtown Kick-starts July 4th with Patriotic Concert

The City’s DOWNTOWN will present a STAR SPANGLED SALUTE, noon, July 4th at the Mark Soifer Park, 9th and Asbury Ave., to kick off the resorts July 4th entertainment events. Talented performers from Michael Hartman’s Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will perform and energetic revue of patriotic songs. Enjoy the music in the park’s pleasant surroundings and be sure to shop and have lunch at one of the downtown’s popular restaurants. The City’s Award Winning Shopping District features over 100 family-friendly stores that offer personal service second to none. Stroll the Avenue for an outstanding shopping experience. The final event of the day will be a MUSICAL FIREWORKS Display fired from a barge at sea off the Boardwalk at 10 p.m. There will be two BIKE PARADES both starting at 10 a.m.... Read More