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Jackie Evancho to Join Ocean City Pops on July 29 At 10, Evancho took second on ‘America’s Got Talent’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/21/18 Tickets go on sale March 1 for a special Ocean City Pops performance on July 29 featuring the remarkable vocal talents of Jackie Evancho. The young singer first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She finished as runner-up in that competition and has continued to make history with achievements that include: youngest solo platinum artist, youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the United Kingdom, youngest person to give solo concert at the Lincoln Center and the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Evancho’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. She will perform with the Ocean City Pops orchestra 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the... Read More

Erik Estrada to Lead DooDah Parade and Host Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/14/18  Registration Now Open for Participants in Both Events Erik Estrada will be grand marshal for the 2018 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 14 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Estrada first captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide in his six-year run as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the TV series "CHiPs." He has also appeared in numerous other television and motion picture roles, including the new "Armed and Famous" reality series on CBS. His talent and charm will be a perfect fit for Ocean City’s pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. Estrada will host the fifth annual event and conduct on-stage interviews with... Read More

Guide to Planning the Perfect Beach Wedding

If you’re like many people, you’ve been dreaming of your wedding since you were young. You’ve imagined the dress, the cake, the flowers and, of course, the person you’ll be marrying. But one of the biggest things you probably imagined was the venue. Some people dream of getting married in a gorgeous church, while others prefer the glamour of a beautiful mansion or estate. Some want the simplicity of getting married in a field of wildflowers, and others want nothing more than the perfect beach wedding. There’s no denying the appeal of a beach wedding. It’s a naturally romantic setting, with the sound of the waves nearby and maybe even a stunning beach sunset as a backdrop. But how do you go about making this dream a reality? Sure, plenty of people... Read More

Kelli Rabke to Join Girls Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/17/18 Ocean City’s third annual Girls Weekend in April will feature a show titled “Defying Gravity” – about that special balancing act of motherhood and career that can sometimes seem like it breaks the laws of physics. The show stars Kelli Rabke, a Broadway star and Bergen County mom of two young children. Rabke will weave tales of motherhood, music, and the misadventures of life and love. She performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 on the Ocean City Music Pier. “Defying Gravity” is part of Girls Weekend, which is scheduled for April 6 to 8 this year. The event features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, a popular fashion show, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City.... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates Black History Month

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/9/18 Ocean City will be host to a variety of events to mark Black History Month in February.   The Ocean City Free Public Library joins the National African American Read-In on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The day will include community readings of African American literature. All readings will be held in the Children’s Activity Room:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Toddler Time (Ages 2-3), featuring African American authors and artists
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Story Train (Ages 4-5), featuring African American authors and artists
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Open Mic, everyone invited to participate by bringing a favorite short passage from a book, poem, or speech by an African American author to read aloud
The library will offer a free showing of the 2004 Oscar-winning biopic “Ray” at 5:30... Read More

Ocean City Announces 2018 Night in Venice Theme

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/31/18 Tickets on sale for OCTC Children’s and Broadway Series Ocean City will celebrate “TV’s Greatest Hits” this year during the 64th annual Night in Venice boat parade on July 28. The parade and decorated bayfront home contest are a highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The parade this year starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The “TV’s Greatest Hits” theme is optional but offers decades of possibilities for participants in the event. Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at www.ocnj.us/niv or... Read More

Guide to Choosing the Perfect Vacation Rental [Infographic]

Planning a vacation should be fun. Remove the stress of choosing the perfect vacation rental by using our helpful guide so you can enjoy your vacation with your family! (more…)... Read More

Summer Concert Series: Beach Boys, Hooters, Straight No Chaser, America and More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/24/18 Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier. This year’s complete lineup is still taking shape, but already booked are a great mix of returning favorites and new acts:

  • Aimee Mann: 7 p.m. June 18.
  • The Hooters: 7 p.m. June 19 and June 20
  • Get the Led Out: 7 p.m. June 25 and June 26
  • America: 7 p.m. July 16
  • Straight No Chaser: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. July 23
  • The Beach Boys: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. August 20 and August 21
Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The Beach Boys have played to sold-out crowds on the Ocean City Music Pier for the past three summers, and they’re making good on a promise to keep returning. They’ll perform... Read More

13 Tips to Truly Unwind and Recharge During Your Family Vacation

13 Tips to truly unwind and recharge during your family vacation The year is long and stressful. From juggling all the responsibilities of your workplace to keeping up with housework, running the kids to and from activities, balancing your social life and partaking in the pressures of holidays, back-to-school shopping and major events, sometimes it can feel like you never get a moment to slow down and relax. Between rushed minivan runs and cold cups of coffee on the overtime desk, you find yourself daydreaming about how it would feel to have a break from everything, to let go of all your stress for a little while. It’s time for a vacation, isn’t it? Unfortunately, when those one or two weeks of PTO finally... Read More