Ocean City’s Fall Block Party-INDIAN SUMMER Weekend began 38 years ago when there were few fall events in town. The first block party was just two blocks long. It grew quickly and now extends from 5th to 14th Sts. Saturday’s party will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature over 350 crafters offering an array of hand made products plus artwork and photography. There will be FREE PARKING on all City lots and at street parking meters.
The block party offers a variety of foods, entertainment plus free pony rides at the Tabernacle Grounds for children from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a Greek Food Festival, seafood, ribs, hotdogs, pizza, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, baked goods and more for sale.
A huge Fireworks display will follow the block party fired from the ocean off the 9th Street Beach at 9:30 p.m. Boardwalk stores will be open.
FIRST NIGHT Admission Buttons will be on sale at the Chamber of Commerce table near City Hall. First Night is Ocean City’s popular New Year’s Eve Celebration that offers 40 entertainment programs at various locations on New Year’s Eve from 4 p.m. till midnight. A fireworks display welcomes the New Year. Admission buttons are just $15 each, a great entertainment value, the best at the Jersey Shore.
In addition to the Block Party there will be a SEAFOOD CENTER at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Oct. 6-8 featuring local vendors. Ocean City merchants will hold table sales on the Boardwalk and in the downtown during the weekend from 6th to 14th Streets.
The second annual FREE Bubba Mac BOARDWALK MUSIC FESTIVAL is set for Sat. and Sun., Oct. 6-7 at the Music Pier and on the Boardwalk with live music starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The music pauses for the Fireworks display then resumes for a Bubba Mac Reunion Jam until 11 p.m. The jam includes both past and present band members.
On Sunday, Oct. 7 the Tony Marts All Stars have been added to the line-up at 2:30 p.m. The All-Stars feature Bob Campbell, Howard Isaacson, Danny Eyer, Rich Kurtz and Jimmy “Old School” Glenn. They will perform “The music that made Somers Point Famous.” The two Hour Concert features the classic hits of Bill Haley and the Comets, Conway Twitty, Duane Eddy, Del Shannon, Mitch Ryder, Bruce Springsteen and others. The Terry Showers Gospel group performs earlier from noon to 2 p.m. and Reggae favorites, Jah Works, after the Tony Marts Show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guest announcer will be Mike Guido of Atlantic Motor Group.
(Oct. 9) The Ocean City HISTORICAL MUSEUM will present “What Not to Do for Fire Prevention Week!” in the Ocean City Library Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. The program features Paul Anselm, historian, past president of the Museum and fire prevention expert. He will discuss the City’s Fire History. The talk will cover the development of the Ocean City Fire Department and the catastrophic 1927 Boardwalk fire.
(Oct. 12) Museum Movie Night: The Museum will screen “Dial M. For Murder” in the Ocean City Library Lecture Hall at 6 p.m. Grace Kelly co-stars in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, first released in 1954. The Kelly family has a long history in Ocean City and Grace summered here as a child and young lady. The film was ranked # 9 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre of Mystery.
Before and after the movie, visitors will have an opportunity to see a mini exhibit covering Grace Kelly’s career. Among the memorabilia will be a replica of Grace’s wedding dress. This will be the last opportunity to see it on public display. It must be taken out of exhibit for preservation reasons. There will be a $2 donation for the benefit of the Museum to see the film. Museum members should call (609) 399-1801 for information on complimentary tickets.
The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., FREE CLASSIC FILM SERIES Fall/Winter 2012-2013: Oct. 15: It Happened One Night: Oct. 22: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town; Nov.12: You Can’t Take it With You; Nov. 26: Arsenic And Old Lace; Dec. 10: It’s A Wonderful Life; Jan. 14: Obsession; Jan. 28: The Age of Innocence; Feb. 11: Roxanne; Feb. 25: The Color of Money. All films are shown in the Library Lecture Hall from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
A program “Coping With Loss of a Loved One” is scheduled for Oct. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Meeting Room N116. The program is run by Debra Y. Silver, MA, LAC, SAG, Compassionate Care Hospice Bereavement Coordinator. If family and friends are supportive but grief lasts longer than their support, or the support is simply not enough, please call (609) 442-0039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Library’s free programs, call Karen (609) 399-2434, Ext. 5238, email email@example.com or access www.oceancitylibrary.org.
(Oct. 11) HIRING OUR HEROES: This is a free job fair for veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and military and veterans’ spouses at the Ocean City Music Pier from 9 a.m. till noon. Employers and Veterans must register at www.Hoh.GreatJob.net to guarantee admission. Walk Ins welcome but space not guaranteed.
(Oct. 13) Till Death DO US PART, Late Night Catechism 3– 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. In this comedy, Sister is now offering her hilarious lessons on the sacraments of marriage and last rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. Classroom participation a must. So bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for quality time with Sister, the feistiest new couples counselor in town. Tickets $30-$35 available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609)525-9300.
(Oct. 14) The JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK: Join the Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers for its second annual HERO Walk. The 5K Walk raises funds and awareness to continue the mission to prevent drunken driving tragedies by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers. Registration begins 9 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Walk begins 11 a.m. For more information call
(609) 626-3880 or visit www.theherowalk.org.
(Oct. 20) The 27th Annual CLEAN OCEAN ACTION Beach Sweep, 9a.m.-12:30 p.m. Check in at Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace for clean-up supplies. All organizations, families and individuals are encouraged to participate in the state wide event to help keep beaches clean and safe and to protect the coastal environment. For more information, call (609) 525-9285.
(Oct. 20) The 3rd Annual Halloween DOG COSTUME CONTEST 10 a.m. at the 6th Street Practice Field off the Boardwalk. Categories include Scariest, Cutest, Most Creative, Most Original, Ugliest, etc. Trophies and Snack bags will be awarded. Entry fee is $10 per dog. Snacks and hot beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Ocean City PTA. Call (609) 517-5049.
(Oct. 20) The JUNIOR MISS Ocean City Pageant will be held 7 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets are $10, available at the Public Relations Office, second floor of City Hall or the Music Pier Box Office the night of the show. This is a scholarship Pageant for girls ages 12-15. Call 609-525-9300 for information.
The Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. is offering a full line up of theatre, dance and music EDUCATIONAL programs for Kids/Youth this fall. For a complete listing of these creative programs or to sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org , (609) 398-1118 or download registration packet in the education page at www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com.