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Boardwalk Art Show This Weekend, Baby Parade Aug. 13th

The 46th ANNUAL BOARDWALK ART SHOW is set for this weekend, Aug. 7-9 extending from 8th to 12th Streets on the boards. Several hundred artists from throughout the East coast will exhibit and sell their work. You’ll find outstanding artwork at reasonable prices. This is one of the longest running art shows of its kind in the country and was founded by former Ocean City artist and businessman, James F. Penland at the urging of Dr. Marcia Smith. Former Mayor Tom Waldman supported the event that eventually led to the establishment of the Ocean City Arts Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun. Call 609-525-9310. It took over 100 years to get here, but next Thursday Ocean City will celebrate its 100th... Read More

Ocean City Named Best Beach in NJ!

Ocean City, NJ was named #1 Beach in New Jersey, #1 Beach for Eco-Tourism, and #1 Beach for Day Trips through a survey conducted by New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (NJMSC), New Jersey Sea Grant (NJSG) and Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center (CRC). The results of the 2009 New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey were released today during the NJMSC/NJSG's 7th annual State of the Shore Media Event. Ocean City, NJ features 8 miles of white sandy beaches, a boardwalk, fishing, boating and a unique downtown shopping district. Numerous free events are scheduled throughout the year in Ocean City geared for families. Ocean City’s safe, clean family atmosphere, make it an ideal vacation destination whether for a day, a week, a summer or a lifetime! Visit www.oceancityvacation.com for all the... Read More

Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show Also Showcases Talented Pets

Today’s cartoon graphically depicts the drama and variety of the Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion competition set for 11 a.m. Sat. (April 11) at Carey Stadium. Poorly Drawn Dog, the larger pooch on the left, represents the talent portion of the event. As you probably know, pets can do amazing things. I have not yet taught our loveable poodle mix, Sweetie Pie, how to juggle eight biscuits like Poorly Drawn Dog. But if I hold a biscuit to her nose and say “Eat It!” she always obliges. On Saturday, you can expect dogs to dance, jump through hoops, sing, (well sorta make a noise that sounds like singing) and many that will roll over and over. Then there are those who will completely ignore fervent requests to perform because they are interested in... Read More

Carolfest, Tis the Season Set, Get First Night Buttons Now!

This Community’s CAROLFEST, featuring a cast of professional performers, is set for 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 20 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Admission is free. Show goers are asked to bring gifts of non-perishable food for the City’s Food Cupboard. Greg Gregory, a Somers Point businessman and talented comedian, will emcee and add his noted sense of humor to the program. Ted Prior and the El Live Christmas Band will play medleys of Christmas favorites including Winter Wonderland, Blue Christmas, Oh Tannenbaum, Jingle Bells, Frosty, Rudolph and more. Performers from Michael Hartman’s Tis the Season Holiday spectacular will entertain with a medley of Christmas favorites including The First Noel, Silent Night, Joy to the World and more. There will be a puppet show and special guest Bud Terry will team... Read More

Parade, City Hall Open House, Sindia Day Set for Saturday

Over 40 organizations will participate in Ocean City’s Christmas Parade set for Sat., Dec. 13 starting 10:30 a.m. The Parade route is from 6th to 11 Sts. on Asbury Ave. The Parade will be followed by the second annual City Hall Open House from noon to 1:30 p.m. City Hall is located at the corner of 9th and Asbury Ave. Offices will be decorated with unique wreaths and there will be entertainment and refreshments. The Christmas Parade will feature bands, floats and costumed characters. It will be led by the Elizabeth High School Marching Band. Other musical groups include the popular Pitman Hobo Band, Ted Prior performing an Elvis Christmas, entertainers from ‘Tis the Season, a Christmas gala set for the City’s Music Pier, Dec.19-21 and the world’s only Wind Chimes Band... Read More

Train Show, Santa Paws This Weekend, Holiday Concerts Set

This is the busiest holiday season in my memory for special events and music in Ocean City. The downtown Christmas celebration last Friday with Santa descending from the roof of City Hall was a huge hit. Children cheered (well more like screamed) at the sight of the airborne elf. Wonderland’s free train rides at City Hall Annex were crowded all day and will be open again this weekend. There will be free horse and carriage rides again from noon to 3 p.m. on weekends till Dec. 20-21 leaving from in front of City Hall. There will be photos with Santa in a lifeboat at the Music Pier the same weekends for a charge from noon till 3 p.m. Our colorful CHRISTMAS PARADE is yet to come! It’s set for Sat., Dec. 13th... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City

Sat., Oct. 18--- The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Devon Vanderslice, who has been an outstanding Junior Miss, will preside. Performers will include Little Miss Ocean City, Carley Boehning, Miss Ocean City, Molly Lavin and former Junior Miss Ocean Karli Scott. Fifteen young ladies will compete for $4,700 in scholarships and awards. Tickets are $10, available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 525-9300 or at the Music Pier Box Office the evening of the Pageant. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 18-19 --- Free Hayrides and Trick or Treat on the Boardwalk from 8th to 12th Sts., noon till 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19--- The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk starts10 a.m. at 6th and Boardwalk. This is a non competitive... Read More

Over 7000 Cyclists Roll into Town for MS Bike Tour

Over 7000 bikers will pedal into town on Saturday to raise money for research and people who have Multiple Sclerosis. This is the largest turnout ever for the event started 28 years ago following a meeting by organizers in Ocean City. Registrations have been cut off for the first time to ensure that all bikers are properly accommodated. This weekend’s gigantic tour is expected to raise $4.5 million for the society that makes life easier for 11,000 people with Multiple Sclerosis in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The tour was organized by former TV anchor and author, Larry Kane, whose mother died from the disease. Kane met with City officials at the Plymouth Inn to work out details of the tour. Just 30 bikers, including Kane, participated in the first ride. Bikers... Read More

Second Air Show, 400 Corvettes Set for this Weekend

What a great air show last Sunday. But there’s more to come! The popular, annual AIR FESTIVAL at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then the next day, Sun., Sept. 21, over 400 CORVETTES will roll into Ocean City for one of the largest shows of its kind in the country. But first, the AIR SHOW: The Airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes. A variety of antiques, World War II planes, Ultralights, Homebuilts, Classics and Warbirds will be parked for inspection and judged for prizes. Admission is free. There will be air demonstrations over the field including an advertising banner pick-up, a Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration and a glider take off at the end of the event.... Read More