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Artisans Here This Weekend, Miss New Jersey Next

The Artisans of Philadelphia will return to Ocean City this weekend for its 70th Annual visit. The Artisans have been in business for over 100 years. It is a “Family Fraternal Benefit Society” whose mission is to provide affordable insurance coverage to working people. The organization is also known for supporting charitable organizations in the Delaware Valley. On Sat., June 6th, the Artisans will hold its Miss Artisan Pageant 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. At this event, a young lady is selected to represent the group for the upcoming year. Professional entertainment is featured in the program. The public is invited, admission is free. Over the years, the Artisans have been generous supporters of the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard and City events including the Mr. Mature... Read More

43rd Annual Flower Show This Weekend

When Ocean City initiates a good event, we stick with it! This is true of the Baby Parade- over 100 years, Night In Venice, the Antique Auto Show and Boardwalk Art Show over 50, Martin Z. Mollusk Day, 44, the Block Parties in their mid 30s, the Doo Dah Parade 30, and First Night in its 20s.There are many more. This is just a sample. We are fortunate to have a corps of volunteers who have worked diligently to make these and other events a success. The OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW (May 29-31) is an example of how a good idea turned into a durable and appreciated festival. It was suggested by the late James F. Penland, a talented artist and Ocean City business man, who owned and operated the Connoisseur Shops... Read More

Memorial Weekend Features Fun Events, Solemn Ceremonies

Sometimes the meaning of Memorial Day gets diminished by a barrage of sales advertised on TV, etc. offering “unbelievable specials.”  In Ocean City this weekend there will be a number of serious tributes to our fallen heroes. There will also be plenty of family fun made possible by the sacrifices of our courageous men and women service personnel. (May 25) The meaning of MEMORIAL DAY 2015 will be underscored by our ANNUAL CEREMONY at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th Street and Wesley Ave. at 11 a.m. Participating organizations include American Legion Post #524, VFW Post #6650 and L/cpl George L. Dramis Marine Corps Detachment 676 and the City. The program will include a welcome by Michael A. Dattilo, special assistant to the Mayor: Invocation and also the benediction by Col. (Ret.) Edmund J.... Read More

Historical Museum Offers Antique Appraisals

Ever wonder what that antique or collectible you have at home is worth? Well wonder no more. On Thurs., May 21, The Ocean City Historical Museum will offer professional appraisals of your treasures. Bruce Dooley and Bill Booth of Elwood Antiques, veteran appraisers, will be featured. The program starts at 6 p.m. in the Senior Auditorium of the Community Center, 18th and Simpson Ave. Items will be appraised for $5, with a limit of three per person. Participants will be admitted at 6 p.m. Others will be admitted free at 6:45 p.m. but will not be able to have items appraised. For information, contact the Museum (609) 399-1801. FLOWER SHOW PERENNIAL FAVORITE IN OCEAN CITY For 43 years the OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW has been a favorite event here. The exhibition was the idea... Read More

Re: Youth Event, Martin Z. Mollusk, Mother’s Day Concert

(May 9) YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: A much needed and serious event follows the exploits of Martin Z. Mollusk this week…. But let’s talk about that first, it’s very important. The Ocean City Housing Authority has organized a public service festival designed to educate youth and help young people of the community. The program honors the memory of Maliha Chowdury, who died tragically last December. It will “give our youth the tools they need to cope and thrive” in these hectic and challenging times and will include educational sessions. All funds will benefit the establishment of a scholarship in Maliha’s name at Ocean City High School. Entry to the event is free. The program is being supported by local businesses and other donations. There will be food for sale on Saturday to help raise... Read More

Block Party Saturday with Many Events to Follow

Reminder: The City’s 32nd “Smile-Long” SPRING BLOCK PARTY is set for (Sat., May 2nd) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the downtown. We say “Smile-Long” because most folks really enjoy the mile long event that extends from 5th to 14th Streets on Asbury Ave. There will be over 350 Crafters, 100 specialty shops, restaurants, food vendors and live music. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. music by Bubba Mac’s Blues Band, Tidal Wave, the Robert Boney Ensemble, Big Daddy Band, Tony DeLuca and Keith Hickman is scheduled. At the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., there will be free pony rides for children. Also, popular magician and juggler, Chad Juros, will perform at that location. Downtown Merchants and Boardwalk Merchants will hold Table Sales all weekend. The Block Party is organized... Read More

Gala Spring Block Party Set for May 2nd

Ocean City’s 32nd SPRING BLOCK PARTY is just a week and a half away. The popular event will be held on Sat., (May 2nd) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mile long festival extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. along Ocean City’s Award Winning Downtown. There will be over 350 crafters with lots of unusual and practical items for sale. The downtown features over 100 specialty shops and some especially good restaurants. You can enjoy live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Big Daddy Band featuring Larry Conner will be at 6th St., Robert Boney Ensemble at 7th St., Tony DeLuca, a one man band at 9th St., the Tidal Wave Band at 10th St., Bubba Mac Blues Band at 13th St., and Keith Hickman will... Read More

Spring Events Blooming in Ocean City

Seems like spring finally arrived with the Doo Dah Parade on Saturday. The sun was shining, the Boardwalk was full of cheerful spectators, the bands played, the costumed characters cavorted and over 500 basset hounds brought smiles to young and old alike. Here are some of the events that are coming your way between now and the big May 2nd. Block Party and beyond: (April 15) The public is invited to join the Ocean City Free Public Library at 5:30 p.m. for the rollout ribbon cutting of its new BOOKMOBILE. The event will be held on the 17th St. side of the Ocean City Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave.  It will feature speakers from the Library Board and Staff. Refreshments will be served and you are welcome to tour the Bookmobile.... Read More

Who’s Who at the Doo Dah Parade

WHO WILL BEGIN PARADE:  The colorful Pitman Hobo Band will lead the Ocean City’s 30th Doo Dah Parade on Saturday, April 11th. The legendary Pitman organization has been with us all 30 years of the event. The Parade starts at noon at 6th and Asbury Ave., goes to 12th and Asbury, turns to the Boardwalk and ends at the Music Pier where there will be various ceremonies and the exciting PieAsco. The Hobo Band will be joined by two Dixieland Bands, a Bagpipe Band and the “School of Rock,” two high school pop bands. WHO WILL END THE PARADE: At least 500, easy going, ear flapping, tail wagging Basset Hounds in honor of the Tri State Basset Hound Rescue League that finds a home for abandoned bassets and rehabilitates them. Following the... Read More