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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

4th of July, Night in Venice Will Be Here Soon

The 4th OF JULY is a little more than one week away, and NIGHT IN VENICE is early this year on July 11th, about two weeks away. Let’s review the basics of these important upcoming events: The 4th of July Fireworks are set for 10 p.m. They will be fired from the Ocean close to the Music Pier and will be visible from the beach and boardwalk. There will be two bike Parades starting at 10 a.m. The SOUTH OCEAN CITY Parade: registration at 9 a.m. at 40th and Asbury, starts at 40th and Central. Goes south on Central to the 52nd St. Playground. The GARDENS CIVIC ASSN. Parade: Registration at 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot with a route through the Gardens. Entry in both Parades is free. The annual... Read More

Autos on Saturday; Pops Opens; Unusual Contests to Follow

(June 20) An ANTIQUE AUTO Exhibition on the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., will showcase over 300 interesting cars. One of the longest running events of its kind in the East, the exhibit has been featured here for over 70 years. This is a fascinating event for all ages. It’s also ideal for “selfies.”  Pose by an ancient Rolls Royce and post your photo on facebook. Just don’t touch vehicles without permission of the owner. A Boardwalk Parade follows the exhibit at 2 pm. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.

(June 20) Our popular, professional soccer team, the Nor’easters, face the hard charging New York Red Bulls in a match to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s “Feed the Storm Drive.” Fans donating non-perishable... Read More

Miss New Jersey Pageant Will Be Here June 10th-13th

The Miss New Jersey Pageant returns to Ocean City this Wednesday through Saturday. But first a word about OCEAN CITY RESTAURANT WEEK which is now under way and runs through Sat., June 13th. Participating members are offering special, fixed dining selections which mean savings for you on many delicious specialties. Choose from an array of dining selections from participating members. Visit eatinocnj.com for details. MISS NEW JERSEY events kick-off on Wednesday, June 10th with its annual Parade set for 7 p.m. from Sixth to 14th Street on the Boardwalk. All 28 contestants will show their shoes and be dressed to salute the Parade’s theme “Pages through the Ages.” Cierra Kaler Jones, reigning Miss New Jersey will lead the Parade. Ocean City resident, Devon Vanderslice and Dana Piccoli of Beesleys Point, two former... Read More

Artisans Here This Weekend, Miss New Jersey Next

The Artisans of Philadelphia will return to Ocean City this weekend for its 70th Annual visit. The Artisans have been in business for over 100 years. It is a “Family Fraternal Benefit Society” whose mission is to provide affordable insurance coverage to working people. The organization is also known for supporting charitable organizations in the Delaware Valley. On Sat., June 6th, the Artisans will hold its Miss Artisan Pageant 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. At this event, a young lady is selected to represent the group for the upcoming year. Professional entertainment is featured in the program. The public is invited, admission is free. Over the years, the Artisans have been generous supporters of the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard and City events including the Mr. Mature... Read More