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Archive for May, 2016

Memorial Day Service May 30 at Veterans Park

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/25/16 Ocean City’s annual Memorial Day Service will be held May 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, Fifth Street and Wesley Avenue, starting at 11 a.m. In the event of rain, the program will be moved across the street to the Ocean City Tabernacle auditorium. Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Michael Francis of the Air National Guard, veterans liaison to U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, will be guest speaker. He will talk about numerous assistance programs available to veterans. (May 27) The colorful BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE will be held on Friday at noon at the Ninth Street Beach by the Music Pier. It will be preceded by lifeguards and city officials who will meet there and turn a large wooden key to officially unlock the ocean for the summer... Read More

Business Persons Plunge Set For May 27

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/18/17 The colorful BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE will be held on Friday, May 27, at noon. It will be preceded by lifeguards and city officials gathering on the Ninth Street Beach by the Ocean City Music Pier. Their mission? To officially unlock the ocean for the summer season. This is accomplished by turning a large wooden key in the sand, the reverberations of which destroy any barriers that would keep either fish or bathers from Ocean City waters. Ocean City is not unique in relying on this ceremony. Atlantic City and other shore communities have also “turned the key” to free their waters. What’s unique is the celebration that follows the key-turning, the colorful Business Persons Plunge. Picture several hundred enthusiasts, some dressed in formal attire toting... Read More

Top Celebrity Vacation Spots

Top Celebrity Vacation Spots Americans love celebrities. They’re glamorous. They wear the best clothes, drive the best cars, and eat at the best restaurants. They’re trend setters. When they start wearing floppy hats, we all rush out to get the same. When they decide that floppy hats aren’t in anymore, we donate ours to the thrift store. Vacation spots aren’t any different. Certain places get hot with the glitterati and all of a sudden we want to go there, too. Perhaps we’ll inadvertently rub elbows with the rich and famous. Or at least our friends will be green with envy as they scroll through our Instagram feeds. We know a thing or two about vacations, so we thought we would showcase celebrities’ favorite beaches. With summer rapidly approaching, now is... Read More

Spring Block Party Set For Saturday!

What's Happening in OCNJ - 5/11/16 (May 14) THE SPRING BLOCK PARTY will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 5th to 14th Streets on Asbury Avenue. More than 350 crafters, food vendors, music, free pony rides for children and more. Pony rides at the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds and entertainment at cross streets runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public Service Booths will be located on 9th Street between Asbury and Central avenues. Event held rain or shine. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. (May 13-14) There will be BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES from 6th to 14th Streets on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave. (No outside vendors.) (May 13) A NIGHT OF ROCK ’N ROLL, an oldies concert at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, at 7... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk Day is Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/4/16 The 42nd annual Martin Z. Mollusk Day will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 on the Beach adjacent to the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. We have moved the event to a Saturday so that children of school age will be able to attend. Martin Z. Mollusk was first escorted to the beach on a pizza pie plate by me, Mark Soifer, his spiritual advisor and personal chef in 1974. Mayor B. Thomas Waldman and Commissioner Marilyn Moore jeopardized their reputations by attending the ceremony. On that historic day, a legend was established. It was that if Martin saw his shadow on the sand, summer would come a week early, much to the joy of bathers and business interests. Martin did see his shadow.... Read More