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Archive for October, 2017

Quiet Festival and Trail of Two Cities Highlight Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/31/17 Ocean City once again will welcome the calmer season with its annual Quiet Festival. This year’s event will take place Nov. 4 and 5 and will celebrate all the resources of the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue. Within the Community Center, the Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City Historical Museum, Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center and Howard S. Stainton Senior Center each will be host to activities during the two-day festival. Some of the activities will include: Crossword Competition: Crossword puzzle devotees are invited to a friendly competition featuring three puzzles of progressive difficulty. Two finalists will compete on boards, so the public can see the silent showdown. Separate category and puzzles for 13-and-unders. Checkers Tournament: An all-ages elimination tournament... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates Halloween 2017

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/26/17 Ocean City rolls into late October on Thursday with its annual Halloween Parade. The event is a favorite on the fall calendar and features local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses and organizations costumed for the occasion. The parade starts at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 26 and proceeds down Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. To register to participate, call 800-813-5580 or visit ochp.blogspot.com. Watching the parade is, of course, free – with great spots to catch all the action from either side of downtown Asbury Avenue. The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual Halloween Costume Party is set for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Ocean City Yacht Club. Tickets... Read More

Chubby Checker Adds “Twist” to 2018 First Night Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/17/17 Volunteers Sought for Beach Sweeps This Weekend The legendary Chubby Checker will help Ocean City celebrate New Year’s Eve with performances on the Ocean City Music Pier as part of the family-friendly 2018 First Night festivities. Checker first performed “The Twist” on “American Bandstand” in 1960, and dancing has never been the same. The rock ’n’ roll icon has sold 250 million records and toured continuously in his career of six decades. Checker will be part of a spectacular lineup of more than 75 shows and activities at venues throughout Ocean City during the alcohol-free celebration on Dec. 31, 2017. All-inclusive admission buttons – good for entry to every venue throughout the night – are on sale now for a discounted $15. Visit firstnightocnj.com to purchase... Read More

October Brings Junior Miss Pageant and Halloween Events

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/10/17 Start Planning Now for Quiet Festival Nov. 4 and 5 Ocean City will host the 12th annual Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) at the Ocean City Music Pier. Twenty contestants will compete in interview, talent, evening gown and on-stage question. The 2018 theme is “Remember My Name” -- with a focus on the bright futures ahead for all of the contestants and reigning titleholder. After a dynamic year of service, Stella Schwartz will crown her successor at the conclusion of the pageant. Contestants, ranging in age from 12 to 15, are either year-round residents in Ocean City, attend Ocean City schools or are the daughters of Ocean City property owners. Contestants vying for the 2018 title include Emma Rodriguez, Abby Laursen, Maddyn... Read More

Fall Block Party and Fireworks on Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/3/17 Tribute to the ‘8-Track’ era runs Friday to Sunday A stretch of spectacular fall weather is expected to continue through the weekend, and that will provide ideal conditions for Ocean City’s premier autumn event: the Fall Block Party. More than 400 crafters, food vendors and entertainers will line a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Block Party helps draw tens of thousands of people to Ocean City for Columbus Day Weekend. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entertainers and bands will perform at various spots along the Avenue between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. This year, a Mummers band – The Pennsport String Band – joins the fun at 12th Street. Pony rides... Read More