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Last Minute Reminders for First of the Year

FIRST NIGHT is a unique opportunity for families and individuals to obtain eight hours of professional entertainment on New Year’s Eve.  for just $15 per person. It is definitely the Best Entertainment Value at the Jersey Shore providing over 70 entertainment programs and fireworks at midnight. Also included are rides at Wonderland Pier from 5 to 9 p.m., plus miniature golf at Gillian’s Adventure Golf from 2 to 9 p.m. The program is varied and appeals to all ages. There will be magic shows, musicals, comedy, a Mummers’ string band, Broadway music, the Grease Band, Trout Fishing in America, Michael Hartman specials and much more. The Ocean City Science Club directed by John Herrmann will offer First Night button holders the opportunity to observe and see the “real stars” at the... Read More

Get Your First Night Buttons now for New Year’s Eve

Everything is set for a great First Night program on New Year’s Eve in Ocean City. The Venues are ready, our volunteers are eager and City streets are in fine shape. Pass the word. First Night has a great entertainment program scheduled for you and your friends. There’s an impression in some places that all of the Jersey Shore remains devastated. Ocean City is very fortunate that its business community has made an amazing comeback and that the boardwalk is in good shape. And more good news, the Army Corps of Engineers will rebuild our beaches in January. We are more than prepared to entertain our First Night and First Day visitors. This is not to say that some of our residents are not in need, especially in obtaining housing. OCNJCARE and... Read More

See the Real Stars at First Night Through a Telescope!

A new feature has been added to First Night thanks to the Ocean City High School Science Club and Dr. John Herrmann, its Astronomy teacher. All visitors to First Night, our outstanding New Year’s Eve Celebration, will have the opportunity to see the “real stars” at the High School’s new observatory located on the 5th St. side of the school grounds near the football field. The Observatory will be open to all FIRST NIGHT Button Holders from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Visitors will be able “to enjoy the wonders of the heavens during the holiday season,” says Dr. Herrmann. The Science Club will offer First Nighters telescope observations and photography of Jupiter and its moon, the waning of the gibbous moon and other celestial wonders. Who knows, we may even get... Read More

Christmas Parade Friday, First Night Buttons on Sale

Last week Santa descended from the roof of City Hall to greet his admirers. This week he will enter town on a Retail Merchant’s Association float as the grand marshal of the City’s annual CHRISTMAS PARADE. The event is set for Friday, Dec. 7 starting 7 p.m. Santa will float from 6th and Asbury Ave. to 11th and Asbury, then return to the mini park at 9th and Asbury Ave. to greet his friends, pose for photos and distribute treats to children. The Pitman Hobo Band, Ocean City High School Band and Pennsport String Band will serenade Santa in the manner to which he has become accustomed. Mayor Jay Gillian and First Lady Michele Gillian will represent the City administration along with Councilmen Tony Wilson, Pete Guinosso and Michael DeVlieger. The Ocean... Read More

Ocean City Pops Presents Joy to the World on Saturday

The Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents “JOY TO THE WORLD” on Sat., Dec. 1, a symphonic celebration of the joyous sounds of Christmas. The program will be held in the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. starting 7:30 p.m. Heraldic trumpets, dazzling bells and triumphant choirs join the Pops in this annual holiday tradition. Tenor Cody Austin, 11 year old violinist Joseph Hsai and the Cape Shore Chorale will be featured in the program conducted by William Scheible, the Pops Musical Director. Musicologist Richard Stanislaw will narrate the concert. Tickets are $15. Call (609)525-9300. The show is sponsored by Norman and JoAnne Schaut. The City’s special events continue as the town swiftly recovers from the aftermath of super storm Sandy. OCNJCARE, the outstanding citizen’s volunteer group and FEMA are helping those... Read More

Big Family Event on Friday, OCNJ CARE Continues It’s Vital Work

Ocean City held three special events last weekend. The Trail of Two Cities 5K Race and Walk over the Causeway drew over 600 participants on Saturday. The “Earlier than the Bird “promotion attracted a steady stream of early shoppers and children for fun with Santa in the afternoon. The tribute to Ocean City’s legendary Elvis performer, Ted Prior, drew an appreciative crowd. It’s important that we continue our special events like the Old fashioned Family Christmas Celebration set for Friday beginning 2 p.m. It sends a message to the world that Ocean City is still a vital community. But even more important is the on-going work of OCNJ CARE and its partners in helping residents who have suffered severe hardships in the wake of the brutal storm.  Here are some telling numbers... Read More

Three Events Scheduled for This Weekend in Ocean City

Three events are scheduled for this weekend in Ocean City: The Trail of Two Cities 5K Race/Walk across the Causeway, The Earlier than the Bird Shopping “Extravaganza “ and a Tribute to Ted Prior, Ocean City’s legendary Elvis performer. That we are once again able to hold our events, that people were walking, jogging and cycling on the Boardwalk on Saturday is a good sign. We are gradually returning to normal. But there are still plenty of people in the community in need of assistance. OCNJCARE is a group of community volunteers with partner organizations that continues to help residents obtain the resources they need to recover. At this point the pressing need is for cash donations to assist people find temporary housing and to cover disaster related injuries.  You can help... Read More

Quiet Festival This Week, Vet’s Day Nov. 12, Bridge Race Reset for Nov. 17th

Ocean City’s Annual QUIET FESTIVAL is set for this week starting Wed., Nov. 7th. The Festival kicks off with the Annual Yawn Along Ceremony on City Hall Lawn at noon. The program starts with a performance by the Ocean City Sign Club signing to quiet music. The World’s only Wind Chimes Band and the Yawn Along singers will yawn to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer. And there will be Maple Pod, Pine Cone and Pin Dropping. There will be bubbles, paper airplanes and a Yo Yo demonstration by Doug Jewel l of Air Circus. The program will be dedicated to down town merchants who suffered considerable damage to their stores during the recent storm. They are all working hard to reopen. Please remember to support our merchants and restaurants during the... Read More

Welcome Night, Parade, Haunted House, Dog of Year This Week

(Oct. 24) WELCOME NIGHT is our first major event this week. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you, your friends, acquaintances and all interested in the community to the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, for a free, pleasant evening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The idea is to acquaint you with City groups, organizations and businesses. They will have representatives at information tables and be available to answer questions. There will be refreshments, give-aways and plenty of pertinent information for you to digest. So come on out. Bring the children. Have a good time. The Chamber has presented this event for over 40 years. (Oct. 25) The City’s 65th Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE is set for 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. Presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club in... Read More