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Quiet Festival, Craft Shows, New Mural, Veterans Day This Week – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Now through Nov. 15) The 10th Annual QUIET FESTIVAL, that has already been featured in AAA Magazine, and on national CBS Radio started yesterday and continues though Nov.15. All events are free. The schedule includes: (Wed. Nov. 9th) The Official Quiet Festival OPENING CEREMONY in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. at noon featuring a Yawn Along to Beautiful Dreamer, the Ocean City High School Sign Club, a Yo Yo Demonstration by Air Circus, the World’s only Maple Pod Drop, the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band performing Brother Can You Spare a Chime, Nancy Fox singing a quiet song, Quiet Festival Poems, bubbles, leaf squeezing, paper airplanes and more. (Thurs. Nov.10) Open Poetry reading with Bud Cole, Mark Soifer, the Bad Penny Poets and whoever wants to read, 7 p.m.... Read More

Street Rods Roll Into City: September 11 Ceremony set for Veterans Park

(Sept 9-11) Street Rod enthusiasts from throughout the East Coast will bring their colorful cars to Ocean City this weekend. They will display their vehicles on the Boardwalk and the 5th Street Parking Lot during the 34th Annual Shore Rod Run. Cars will be parked at the Sports and Civic Center 5th Street Parking Lot starting Friday afternoon Sept. 9th till 1 p.m., Sun., Sept. 11th. There will be a Boardwalk display on Sat., Sept. 10 from noon till 4 p.m. A Street Rod is any car manufactured prior to 1964 that’s been modified with more modern parts. Owners are creative about how they enhance their vehicles and often decorate with colorful, painted designs. The City sponsors the event which is administered by the Public Relations Office of the Department of Community Services. There... Read More

King and Queen of Plop Welcomes a Busy Fall Season

Ocean City will welcome the fall season with yet another Wacky But Not Tacky Contest, The King and Queen of Plop on Friday, Sept. 2. (Aug. 31) But before we get to that we should report that National Public Radio’s popular Show, “FROM THE TOP,” hosted by famed pianist, Christopher O’Reilly will tape a broadcast with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, today, 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show is scheduled as a regular feature of the Pops’ summer schedule. It will showcase outstanding young musicians from throughout the country and be broadcast on 250 NPR stations to more than 700,000 listeners. It can be heard locally on WRTI 90.1 FM, Sun., Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets to the Pops Show are $20/$15 and are... Read More

City to Celebrate Fourth of July with Bike Parades, Music and More

July 4th Weekend: A giant fireworks display, two colorful bike parades, a Broadway staged performance of Music Man and a Kite Flying Contest will highlight the City’s July 4th weekend events. The weekend kicks off on Sun., July 3 with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra and the Ocean City Theatre Company presenting theMusic Man. The show is set for the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave., on Sun., July 3 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be performances on July 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. plus a matinee on Wed., July 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office,609-525-9248 or from www.ocnj.us. Two Bike Parades are set for July 4th. The South Ocean City Parade begins at 40th and Asbury Ave. at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9... Read More

ENJOY ALL OF THE FREE, HOLIDAY HOOPLA IN OCEAN CITY

Here are some of the fun, free and fulfilling Holiday events coming your way... Consider shopping in your pajamas in downtown Ocean City on Sat., Nov. 20 between 7 a.m. and noon. You could win a turkey and gobble up substantial savings at the same time. “EARLIER THAN THE BIRD” deals will be offered by Asbury Ave. area merchants the weekend before Thanksgiving. “Get there between 7 and 9 a.m. for the best buys,” advises Marcia Shallcross, executive director of Main Street Ocean City. And wear your PJs. Turkeys will be awarded to those sporting outstanding pajamas!” In addition there will be free coffee give-aways at 9th and Asbury Ave. Shoppers will also be able to sign up in stores to win $25 gift certificates. Plus, from noon till 3 p.m. free horse and carriage... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show this Weekend, Baby Parade Aug 12

Some outstanding events are coming your way but first a word from our sponsor; OCEAN CITY was just named the BEST FAMILY BOARDWALK and the BEST BEACH in a poll released Sunday by The Press of Atlantic City. This resort has won many awards in the past few years including the Best Family Beach Resort in the Country by the Travel Channel. And now a few words about NIGHT IN VENICE. The Night In Venice Committee directed by Joe Canale and Director Emeritus Sue Canale is to be congratulated for presenting an outstanding Boat Parade and bayfront home celebration. Many boats were not in the water this summer for economic reasons. Wildwood and other communities cancelled their boat parades. But through the hard work of the committee, Ocean City was able... Read More

Philippine Celebration, Car Show, Pops, Boys Choir This Weekend

Ocean City's TRIBUTE TO THE PHILIPPINES will be held this weekend at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The highlight of the event will be the appearance of Imelda Papin, world renowned singer, movie star and TV personality who will appear at the Music Pier on Sat., June 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248, City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 525-9300, after hours call 609-364-4010. Joining Miss Papin, will be Ocean City’s Rene Sese, known as the Don Ho of the Philippines in America, Dick Velasco, famed Filipino balladeer, Ted Prior, popular Elvis performer, singing sensation, Margie Dailey, Flutist, April Talangbayan and dancer Betty Harshaw. The weekend will also feature a Two Day Crafts and Cultural Festival featuring Philippine products and the... Read More

Flower Show, Lulu Concert & Parade, Fun Fest, This Weekend

FLOWER SHOW: The City will hold its 38th annual Flower Show June 4-6 at the Music Pier at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. I had been Public Relations Director for less than a year, when businessman and artist, Jim Penland came to my office and said: “Mark, we ought to have a Flower Show.” “You’re right Jim,” I said, “But I don’t know much more than how to cut the grass, how do we have a Flower Show?” “We get the Garden Club to run it for us?” “Oh,” I said, “We have a Garden Club? Well, let’s see if they like the idea.” They did. And 38 years later we still have a Flower Show. It’s one of the best in the Delaware Valley and the Garden Club is still running it. The theme this year... Read More

Philippine Tribute Planned For June, More Events Set For May

A contingent from Ocean City traveled to New York recently to solidify the City's June 26-27 Sister-City Tribute to the Philippines, June 26-27. We met with Counsel General Cecilia B. Rebong and members of Filipino trade, commercial and social organizations. The Tribute will feature a Cultural and Craft exhibit in the Pavilion area of the Music Pier both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night at 8 p.m., Imelda Papin, Asia’s Queen of Sentimental Songs, will entertain in the Pier Auditorium. Papin recently performed in Las Vegas with Melissa Manchester. Tickets to her shows can run as high as $85. Thanks to sponsors, we are able to keep the price to $20, a real bargain for an international star of this stature. Major sponsor of the event will be Western Union with many... Read More