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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

43rd Annual Flower Show This Weekend

When Ocean City initiates a good event, we stick with it! This is true of the Baby Parade- over 100 years, Night In Venice, the Antique Auto Show and Boardwalk Art Show over 50, Martin Z. Mollusk Day, 44, the Block Parties in their mid 30s, the Doo Dah Parade 30, and First Night in its 20s.There are many more. This is just a sample. We are fortunate to have a corps of volunteers who have worked diligently to make these and other events a success. The OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW (May 29-31) is an example of how a good idea turned into a durable and appreciated festival. It was suggested by the late James F. Penland, a talented artist and Ocean City business man, who owned and operated the Connoisseur Shops... Read More

Memorial Weekend Features Fun Events, Solemn Ceremonies

Sometimes the meaning of Memorial Day gets diminished by a barrage of sales advertised on TV, etc. offering “unbelievable specials.”  In Ocean City this weekend there will be a number of serious tributes to our fallen heroes. There will also be plenty of family fun made possible by the sacrifices of our courageous men and women service personnel. (May 25) The meaning of MEMORIAL DAY 2015 will be underscored by our ANNUAL CEREMONY at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th Street and Wesley Ave. at 11 a.m. Participating organizations include American Legion Post #524, VFW Post #6650 and L/cpl George L. Dramis Marine Corps Detachment 676 and the City. The program will include a welcome by Michael A. Dattilo, special assistant to the Mayor: Invocation and also the benediction by Col. (Ret.) Edmund J.... Read More

Historical Museum Offers Antique Appraisals

Ever wonder what that antique or collectible you have at home is worth? Well wonder no more. On Thurs., May 21, The Ocean City Historical Museum will offer professional appraisals of your treasures. Bruce Dooley and Bill Booth of Elwood Antiques, veteran appraisers, will be featured. The program starts at 6 p.m. in the Senior Auditorium of the Community Center, 18th and Simpson Ave. Items will be appraised for $5, with a limit of three per person. Participants will be admitted at 6 p.m. Others will be admitted free at 6:45 p.m. but will not be able to have items appraised. For information, contact the Museum (609) 399-1801. FLOWER SHOW PERENNIAL FAVORITE IN OCEAN CITY For 43 years the OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW has been a favorite event here. The exhibition was the idea... Read More

Re: Youth Event, Martin Z. Mollusk, Mother’s Day Concert

(May 9) YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: A much needed and serious event follows the exploits of Martin Z. Mollusk this week…. But let’s talk about that first, it’s very important. The Ocean City Housing Authority has organized a public service festival designed to educate youth and help young people of the community. The program honors the memory of Maliha Chowdury, who died tragically last December. It will “give our youth the tools they need to cope and thrive” in these hectic and challenging times and will include educational sessions. All funds will benefit the establishment of a scholarship in Maliha’s name at Ocean City High School. Entry to the event is free. The program is being supported by local businesses and other donations. There will be food for sale on Saturday to help raise... Read More