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Archive for August, 2016

Ploppers Compete Friday, Many Events to Follow

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/31/16 (Sept. 2) Ocean City welcomes the coming of the fall season with an unusual contest, The King and Queen of Plop, also known as the Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal Pageant. Contestants are asked to demonstrate their unusual plops at the 9th St. Beach on Friday at 11 a.m. with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. Entry is free. Entrants are required to perform their plops in slow motion. For information, call (609) 399-6111. (Sept.4) Ocean City Pops features a JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE! 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $25/$20 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice; the Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248. (Sept. 5) OCNJ LABOR DAY RACE: 5 mile beach run, one mile fun run/walk. $20 pre-registration,... Read More

King and Queen of Plop set for Sept. 2

Our annual event to welcome the fall season, THE KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP or Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal, will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, starting 11 a.m. at the Ninth Street Beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall, always a lovely time of year, by plopping dramatically to the sand in SLOW MOTION. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Entry is free. Trophies will be awarded to the King and Queen. This year we are insisting plopping be performed in slow motion. Anyone ignoring this requirement will be disqualified. We will welcome back Ryan Carroll of Ocean City, the first King of Plop, who won... Read More

Little Miss Ocean City and Other Events Scheduled

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/17/16 (Aug. 15-19) WEIRD CONTEST WEEK (Wacky But Not Tacky) continues through Friday. “That’s The Way the Cookie Crumbles!” is scheduled for Wednesday. This unusual contest challenges participants to sculpt something interesting out of a giant 12-inch cookie. There will also be an “Ears Looking at You” Wiggle Your Ears Contest. On Thursday, contestants will be asked to sculpt something artistic out of paper clips. The popular contests conclude on Friday with Miss & Mister Miscellaneous, a talent competition for all ages, plus Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos, which requires boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age to make as much noise as possible by banging on supplied pots and pans. All contests start 11 a.m. in the loggia of the Music... Read More

Baby Parade, Miss Ocean City Pageant, Weird Week and More

  What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/10/16 One of the season’s premier events, THE 107th ANNUAL OCEAN CITY BABY PARADE, will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.  The route is from Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk. (Children’s entries only exit at 12th Street.) Last-minute registrations are being taken from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk.  Judging begins at 3:45 p.m. at the same location. The Ocean City Baby Parade was originally organized by Leo Bamberger, a Philadelphia photo engraver. The first committee consisted of the Philadelphia Commuters Club members, folks who had homes in both Philly and this family resort. Grace Kelly appeared in the parade and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio was grand marshal in 1983. Parents create elaborate displays... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show and Baby Parade Coming Soon

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/3/16

(Aug. 5-7) Ocean City's 54th annual BOARDWALK ART SHOW is set for Aug. 5 to 7 from 8th to 13th Streets on the Boardwalk.  Admission is free. This is an event where buyers can obtain quality art at reasonable prices.  Artwork in the following mediums will be for sale: oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media and photography. Artists will be displaying their work from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Artists from throughout the country participate in the event. Many offer scenes of Ocean City. The Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., is featuring abstract mixed media artist, SCOTT TROXELL, in its exhibit hall through August. The event is free and open to the public.... Read More