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Busy Week of Events in Ocean City

Plenty of events to choose from this week in Ocean City: Thurs. Oct. 30: Ocean City’s Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club has for years been one of the best in the region. You’ll see an array of colorful costumed characters vying for prizes in different divisions. The Ocean City and Mainland High School bands will be featured. Plus the famous Pitman Hobo Band, known for their amusing antics and great music, will entertain you. There will be floats and other special entries. The Parade starts 7:15 p.m. Route is from 6th to 11th Streets on Asbury Ave. through Ocean City’s Downtown, voted the best in South Jersey. Boy Scouts will be collecting canned and dried food along the route for the Food Cupboard.... Read More

About Welcome Night, Halloween Parade and More

Ocean City’s Annual WELCOME NIGHT sponsored by Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is set for Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Here you will meet groups, businesses and organizations throughout the City and learn what they have to offer. Admission is free and there will be refreshments, give-aways and door prizes. Call (609) 399-1412 for more information. HALLOWEEN Related Events: The City’s 67th Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE is scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 30th starting 7:15 p.m. Parade route is from 6th to 11th Streets on Asbury Ave. The event has been presented all 67 years by the Ocean City Exchange Club and is one of the longest running Halloween Parades in the Tri-State area.  Jeff Shirk chairs the... Read More

Trail of Two Cities, Dog of Year Event – Both November 1

The 25th Annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for Sat., Nov. 1 starting 8 a.m. The popular event begins at the Transportation Center, 9th and Haven Ave. in Ocean City and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point. The run/walk is open to all ages from 9 and under to 70 plus. Pre-registration received by Oct. 29 is $25. Day of race at the Ocean City Transportation Center is $30 starting at 7 a.m. No mail-ins after Oct. 29. Immediate families of up to four people can register for $75 up to Oct. 23. Families must pre-register with a separate form completed for each family member. Long sleeve commemorative shirts are guaranteed to the first... Read More

Fall Block Party, Fireworks and More This Weekend

The Popular FALL BLOCK PARTY/FIREWORKS and related events are set for this weekend. Preceding the Block Party on Friday, October 10, the Ocean City High School Football Team will dedicate their home game to BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. The players will be wearing pink socks and the field will have pink ribbons painted on it. The Red Raider Football Association will honor family members of student athletes who have fought or are fighting Breast Cancer by making them honorary captains for the game. The School will donate $1 from each admission to Breast Cancer Awareness. To donate, call Tonia Nathan (609) 214-0010 or Marcia McCulley (609) 425-2911.  The game is set for Carey Stadium at 7 p.m. and fans are asked to “wear pink.”  Painting the Field pink was... Read More

Frankenstein Exhibit Starts Wed., Hero Walk Sunday

Last October Ron MacCloskey, a life–long Frankenstein fan, exhibited his collection of portraits and cartoons of the world’s most famous monster at the Ocean City Free Public Library. This October, the Library will feature an all new exhibit from MacCloskey’s collection starting Wednesday, Oct. 1 and running through the month in its Atrium. Among over 50 portraits is one of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. “He loved old Horror Movies, especially Frankenstein,” Priscilla told MacCloskey. Also in the exhibit is a cartoon by internationally syndicated artist of the “Close to Home” strip, John McPherson, who was grand marshal of Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade two years ago. In addition to the exhibit, MacCloskey will present “The World of Frankenstein, a Fan’s Tribute to the Monster.” This is an original show written... Read More

Walk for Wounded, MS Bikers on Saturday

Ocean City’s Award Winning Boardwalk hosts numerous charitable events benefiting organizations that combat Heart Disease, Cancer, ALS and many other non-profit, public service foundations. Several years ago, the Public Relations office researched the total amount all these groups raised in Ocean City. It was $30 million. It has grown since then. Two such events will be held in Ocean City this Saturday, Sept. 27th the WALK FOR THE WOUNDED and BIKE MS CITY TO SHORE 2014 RIDE. The Walk for the Wounded, Operation First Response, is a three mile walk on the Boardwalk that begins and ends at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. It benefits our wounded service personnel. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., a ceremony honoring our military at 9:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.... Read More

Over 350 Corvettes to Pack Boardwalk on Sunday

One of the largest Corvette Shows in the East will brighten Ocean City’s Boardwalk on Sunday, Sept. 21. Over 350 Corvettes, including every model ever manufactured, will be exhibited from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from 6th to 14th St. on the Boards. Local Corvette owners and many from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey will participate plus scattered entries from as far away as Ohio, Indiana and Florida. The show is held rain or shine. Registration will be from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Airport on Sunday. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will accept donations at that location. There will be a special display of Corvettes in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, where the Boardwalk... Read More

September 11th Ceremony Thurs., Air Shows To Follow

The City will hold its September 11th   Patriot Day Ceremony on Thursday starting 7p.m. at Ocean City Fire Headquarters, 550 Asbury Ave. The program includes Striking of the Four Fives, James Smith, Deputy Fire Chief of Ocean City Fire and Rescue Services; Presentation of the Colors, L/Cpl George L. Dramis, Marine Corps Color Guard; Flag Salute, Bob Marzulli, Commander, American Legion Post 524 and Michael Morrissey, Commander, VFW Post 6650; National Anthem, Julia Mary Wilson; Retire the Colors. Invocation, Rev. John Jamieson, Ocean City Fire Department Chaplain; Introduction of dignitaries, Michael Dattilo, Ocean City Business Administrator; Keynote speaker, Ocean City Chief of Police, Chad Callahan; Laying of Wreath, Ocean City Police and Fire Department representatives; Amazing Grace, Jack Meehan Bagpipes; Remarks and Benediction, Rev. Gregory Johnson, Shiloh... Read More

Two Exciting Free Air Shows Set For Ocean City

Some great aerial entertainment is coming your way. And it’s free! In less that two weeks Ocean City will present two exciting and entertaining air shows in two days. The first is the ANNUAL AIR FESTIVAL at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, 26th and Bay Ave. It’s set for Sat., Sept 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a ground display of a B25J Mitchell World War II Bomber plus a WW2 Grumman TBM Avenger. Bring your cameras. You will want to take photos of these legendary aircraft. The airport runway will be covered by interesting aircraft. These will include Classics, Antiques, Ultralights, Warbirds and Homebuilts. There will also be military vehicles and antique cars on display. There will also... Read More