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Tickets for Jon Dorenbos Magic Show and Southside Johnny on Sale This Week

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/31/17 Ocean City’s box office opens on Wednesday (Feb. 1), and one of the most anticipated shows is also one of the most unlikely: a 14-year NFL veteran performing magic. Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will share his mind-blowing magic talents in a single show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, on the Ocean City Music Pier. The world discovered Dorenbos during his run to the top of the NBC television competition “America’s Got Talent.” (See video of his performance in the finals.) He placed third overall in the contest after surviving many elimination rounds. Dorenbos says magic saved his life, and he has a story to back it up. When he was 12 years old, his father murdered his mother. He openly shares this childhood tragedy... Read More

Hooters, Temptations and Beach Boys to Play Ocean City this Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/25/17 Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 26) for the first wave of shows in the 2017 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier. The series will include the Temptations (June 26), the Hooters (July 17 and 18) and the return of the Beach Boys (August 21 and 22). The Hooters will bring back a lot of memories for the folks who caught the Philadelphia-based band’s live shows on the Jersey Shore or listened to WMMR-FM in the 1980s. The band will reprise big hits like “All You Zombies,” “And We Danced” and “Day by Day,” and they’ll introduce newer material as well. The shows will be at 7 p.m. on July 17 and 18. The Temptations show will include founder and... Read More

Ocean City Seeks Contestants for Mr. Mature Pageant

What's Happening in OCEAN CITY, NJ 1/18/17 We’re in the midst of what is statistically (over time) the coldest week of the year for our region. That means summer is coming and no longer going. It’s time to start planning vacations (oceancityvacation.com) and purchasing discounted seasonal beach tags (ocnj.us/beachtags). Ocean City’s calendar of events kicks into high gear on the first weekend of April with two second-year events, Girls Weekend and the OC-Con Comic Convention (April 1-2). This year, the Mr. Mature Pageant will move to the evening of the Doo Dah Parade on April 8 to cap off a day filled with humor and nostalgia. Entries are open for contestants in the pageant. Mr. Mature celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older. The pageant, now in its... Read More

Martin Luther King Day Events in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/11/17 Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two events this weekend. The DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CEREMONY starts at 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 14) at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. The DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday (Jan. 16) with sign-ups at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center. Both events embody the spirit of unity and community taught by Dr. King. One highlight of the ceremony is a recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church. The event also includes a variety of music and reflections on Dr. King’s work.... Read More

Ocean City’s 2017 Calendar of Events Taking Shape

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/4/17 The shortest days of the year are behind us and we crossed over into a new year this weekend – and that all means it’s not too early to think about planning for some fun in Ocean City this year. Here’s an early look at just a few key dates for the first half of the year. • April 1-2: Two events that debuted last year – GIRLS WEEKEND and the OC-CON COMIC CONVENTION – return bigger and better. • April 8: Humor and nostalgia join forces as the MR. MATURE PAGEANT moves to DOO DAH PARADE WEEKEND. All pageant contestants will be part of the parade. • April 16: The EASTER FASHION PROMENADE will welcome the Philly Keys, a dueling piano show, in front of the... Read More

25th Annual First Night Ocean City Set For Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/28/16 It's the best and most economical New Year's Eve entertainment value at the Jersey Shore. Continuous, professional family programs from 4 p.m. till midnight for just $20 per person. First Night includes more than 75 shows and activities all at convenient Ocean City locations. And it will be capped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the ocean to ring in the New Year. Enjoy the rides at Gillian's Wonderland Pier, a musical tribute to Neil Diamond at the Ocean City Music Pier, children's shows by the Ocean City Theatre Company, outdoor ice-skating near the Ocean City Civic Center, nationally acclaimed magician Chad Juros and Japanese Drummers at Ocean City High School, and a "One Man and One Dog Comedy Show" at Ocean City Primary... Read More

Get Your First Night Buttons Now Before They Sell Out

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/21/16 BUY YOUR FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS NOW! All-inclusive admission buttons to this popular New Year’s Eve event have sold out in recent years. First Night is our gala New Year’s Eve Celebration that has provided professional, family entertainment here for 25 years. First Night Ocean City offers a wide variety of family entertainment from 4 p.m. until midnight. The night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the ocean. There are more than 70 programs available including a Neil Diamond Tribute, rides at Wonderland Pier, ice-skating, children’s shows, Abbott and Costello impersonators, nationally acclaimed magician Chad Juros, the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Sounds of Broadway and the list goes on and on. Enjoy a wonderful evening in a non-alcoholic environment. The pool at the Ocean City... Read More

Special Christmas Show Set for this Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/14/16 (Dec. 16-17) 2016 HOLIDAY SHOW: The Ocean City Theatre Company will present "A Very Ocean City Christmas" at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. This will be a high-energy, family-oriented song-and-dance tribute to Christmas. The holiday will come to life with a brand new journey through holiday favorites. New for 2016 are musicians from the Ocean City Pops orchestra, who will join the production. Professional triple-threat performers from New Your City will be featured in a show choreographed by Michael Hartman and Erika Wasko. With dazzling costumes, familiar songs, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit and offer a heart-warming experience for an audience of all ages. Enjoy this family musical revue on December 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec.... Read More

First Night Celebration is Just Around the Corner

Ocean City’s gala New Year’s Eve celebration, FIRST NIGHT, is just three and a half weeks away. First Night admission buttons are now on sale for $15. The price will be raised to $20 on December 15. The event offers professional family entertainment from 4 p.m. until midnight with a giant fireworks display scheduled to welcome the New Year. This is the BEST ENTERTAINMENT VALUE AT THE JERSEY SHORE. Admission buttons are available now at: the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave.; the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street Causeway; and at Stainton’s, 810 Asbury Ave. Welcome 2017 in a safe non-alcoholic environment. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ or access www.firstnightocnj.com, where you will find the entire entertainment schedule and also be able to purchase buttons online. Entertainment... Read More