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September 11th Ceremony Features Sculpture, Street Rods This Weekend

The City will honor the September 11th victims and their families at “A Day To Remember Ceremony” on Tues., September 11 at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the 6th St. Firehouse across from the Tabernacle Grounds. It will feature the unveiling and dedication of a new Memorial Sculpture that features the I-beam from the World Trade Center. The City worked with the Community Arts Project (CAP) and artist Jose’ Chora to design and build the memorial after Mayor Jay Gillian requested the I-Beam from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “We are honored to unveil the new community sculpture in Ocean City. We hope it will serve as a reminder and tribute to the spirit and sacrifice from the... Read More

Plop Contest, Gospel Show, Hairspray, Race, Highlight Weekend

As usual, the summer has whizzed by. As usual, there will be plenty to do at America’s Greatest Family Resort all through the beautiful fall season. (Aug. 31) The Labor Day Weekend kicks off with the King and Queen of Plop Contest, aka Miss Fall and Mr. Fall Guy, on Friday, 11 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Competitors are requested to demonstrate their best plop or fall in slow motion as a way of welcoming the new season to Ocean City. Entry in the contest is free and is open to all age groups. Prizes will be awarded and all contestants will receive a Right Proper Plopper Participation Certificate. In addition, we will have celebrity ploppers who will not be eligible for prizes but are participating to increase... Read More

King and Queen of Plop to Welcome Fall Season, Aug. 31

Ocean City has an unusual way of welcoming the fall season. Four years ago, we initiated the Mr. Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy contest also known as the King and Queen of Plop competition. The event will be held on Fri., Aug, 31 at 11 a.m. on the 9th Street Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically (and in slow motion) to the sand. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. After the winners are announced, all contestants will hold hands and perform a mass plopping, as a goodwill, no sore loser gesture. Contestants may register starting 10:30 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach. Entry is free and... Read More

Weird Week Continues, Little Miss on Friday, Little Feat on Mon.

Ocean City’s unique, WEIRD CONTEST WEEK, “Wacky But Not Tacky” continues through Friday. On Wed., Aug. 15, it’s That The Way the Cookie Crumbles,” starting 11 a.m. at the Pavilion of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Contestants are asked to sculpt something meaningful out of giant cookie produced by Ward’s Bakery. On Thurs., Aug. 16 it’s Clip Art, produce a work of art from paper clips PLUS the Wiggle Your Ears Contest PLUS, we will present the IMMY Award to Ocean City for Imagination to Doug Jewell of Air Circus. Last year’s winner, Jerry Lukas will be on hand to demonstrate cartooning. The grand event concludes on Fri., Aug. 17 with Little Miss Chaos and Little Mr. Chaos, children from 3 to 5 bang on pots and pans and... Read More

Baby Parade Thursday, Weird Contest Week Next

Ocean City’s 103rd Annual BABY PARADE, the longest consecutively run in the nation, is set for Thurs., Aug. 9th. The colorful event begins at 10:15 a.m. Parade route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk. Grand Marshals of this year’s Parade are Fred and Susan Miller, authors of popular Ocean City history books. The parade competition is open to children from infants to 10 years of age. They parade down the boardwalk in decorated go carts, coaches, express wagons and small floats featuring imaginative themes that range from nursery rhymes to Philly sports teams. The Ocean City Baby Parade was founded by Leo Bamberger, one of the organizers of Labor Day. It is now directed by Susan Canale, who heads a committee of 40 volunteers. Musical groups scheduled include... Read More

Miss Crustacean’s in Town, Baby Parade, Pamper Scamper Next

For 39 years the MISS CRUSTACEAN Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant has attracted hundreds of curvaceous crustaceans and their best friends. On Aug. 1, America’s most glamorous Crabettes will congregate at 1 p.m. on the 6th Street Beach to compete for the “Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup,” symbol of Crustacean Comeliness. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark, pizza crust and a dash of swamp water. In addition to the coveted cup, the victor gets to waddle down a flower bedecked runway as adoring throngs sing the Pageant’s theme song, “Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean.” The new Miss Crustacean follows in the footsteps of such legends as Crabunzel, Taxi Crab, Crabopatra and Crabahontis. The Pageant is followed by the rollicking Hermit Crab Races with about 150... Read More

Night in Venice This Week, Miss Crustacean, Baby Parade Next

Now is the time to register for NIGHT IN VENICE if you haven’t already done so. Night In Venice will be held this Sat., July 28 starting 6 p.m. The Parade begins at the Longport Bridge and ends at Tennessee and Bay Ave. To enter boat or home competitions, register at www.ocnj.us/NIV or stop at Room 214, second floor of City Hall, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 609-525-9300 or email msoifer@hotmail.com. After hours, call 609-364-4010. There is a Merchants of Venice SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, Fri., July 27 in the downtown from 5 to 9 p.m. with entertainment and rides for the children sponsored by Comcast. Viewing the BOAT PARADE: Free Grandstand Seating is provided along the Parade Route and there is a free shuttle service available from the... Read More

Arlo Guthrie at Music Pier Plus Many More Events Set

As the 100th Anniversary of WOODY GUTHRIE’S birth draws near, tributes to the folk troubadour, humanitarian and rambling man are planned from as far away as Austria and Germany with hundreds of thousands participating. Ocean City will present its own tribute on Mon., July 16th, when ARLO GUTHRIE, Woody’s renowned son accompanied by talented family members, entertain at 8 p.m. in the Music Pier Auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Woody Guthrie wrote about 3,000 songs, one of which, This Land Is Your Land, has become immensely popular and is sung widely in this country and throughout the world. Arlo at 65 continues to perform. He is one of the nation’s great folk singers and an entertaining story teller like his father. His talking-singing blues classic, Alice’s Restaurant, is always enthusiastically greeted at Guthrie concerts.... Read More

Ocean City’s Third Tribute to the Philippines Features Trade Fesitval and Entertainment

OCEAN CITY’S THIRD TRIBUTE TO THE PHILIPPINES FEATURES TRADE FESTIVAL AND ENTERTAINMENT OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- A trade festival featuring Filipino crafts, products and services plus a 5 p.m. show with the Sounds of Manila, a popular Filipino band, will highlight the City’s third annual Tribute to the Philippines, July 21-22. The major sponsor of the event is Western Union. The show will also include and array of prominent Filipino entertainers. National Yo Yo Champions, affiliated with Air Circus of Ocean City, will open the show with unique routines to dance music. The Yo Yo was invented in the Philippines and means “Return! Return!” in the Filipino language. The trade festival will be held in the Pavilion area of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Filipino Nurses Associations from Pennsylvania and New Jersey... Read More