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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

News About Block Party, MZM Day, City’s Latest Honor

LATEST HONOR: Ocean City has been named one of the Best 31 Beach Vacations by Coastal Living Magazine, a prestigious publication that covers the shore. Ocean City was the ONLY New Jersey beach community to receive the honor and was only one of three beaches that were noted as a “great value.” The first two pages of the article were devoted exclusively to Ocean City and highlights popular community businesses and family fun. The City was also featured in the May/June edition of AAA (Automobile Association of America’s) World Magazine. The colorful story of the Sindia and a profile of Ocean City’s Historical Museum were in the article. The Sindia was a four masted Clipper Ship sailing from Kobe Japan then beached off 15th Street in 1901. There is much lore... Read More

City Wide Yard Sale Saturday; Block Party May 1st

The City's Annual CITY WIDE YARD SALE is set for Sat., April 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be table sales at the Tabernacle, 5th and Asbury Ave. and City wide. The sale is held rain or shine. City Wide locations will be posted on a map that will be distributed Thursday through Saturday at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., the Chamber of Commerce Information Center, 9th and Simpson Ave. (across from TD Bank) and at the Tabernacle Grounds. The popular event is organized and directed by Marcia Shallcross, executive director of Main Street. Sponsors include Main Street, Downtown Ocean City, the City of Ocean City, the Ocean City Board of Realtors, the Boardwalk Merchants Assn. and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. The Ocean City TABERNACLE makes its... Read More

It’s Spring Training Time Again…Ah The Memories!

My favorite sport is baseball because the ball takes all of the punishment. You just stand up there at home plate and whack away with your bat. When you swing and miss you don’t feel any pain, maybe just some frustration. And let’s face it nobody has ever suffered a concussion from frustration. When I was a kid, we played three sports. It was football in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. That was it. There was no Little League or Midget Football. Our athletic field was a cindered lot on 4th St. that bordered the Chester Creek. We played touch football in the cinders after school. On weekends we’d walk three miles to Crozier Park and play tackle on a grassy field. The cindered lot... Read More

City Talent Show, Airforce Big Band Here in March

We've just received word that U.S. AIR FORCE BAND OF LIBERTY Jazz Band will perform at the Music Pier on Sat., March 6 at 7 p.m. One week later, March 13, the 7th Annual City Talent Show is set for the Pier starting at 6 p.m. The Air Force Jazz Band is currently touring the East Coast. You can expect an exciting program ranging from the traditions of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington to the contemporary jazz-pop sounds of today. The program is free but you must pick up complimentary tickets in advance. This has been the case with all of the Service bands we have hosted in the past. Free tickets will be available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call... Read More

City to Cement Sister City Relationship with Philippines Jan. 14

Ocean City will officially establish a Sister City relationship with the municipality of San Jose in the Philippines on Jan.14 when City Council adopts a resolution initiated by Mayor Sal Perillo. San Jose Occidental Mindoro, is described as one of the fastest growing City’s in the Philippines. It is a progressive, booming community and the area surrounding it is known for its agricultural, tourism and craft industries.  San Jose has already passed its resolution endorsing the cooperative effort. The City’s resolution will cement the relationship. The two communities will begin working on mutually beneficial projects. Ocean City will highlight products produced in the Philippines in June with a two-day crafts festival at its Sports and Civic Center. Area businesses and the public will be invited. The City will present a musical tribute to... 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

Shows, Rock Concert, Battle of Bands set for February

Want to take your special someone to a lovely entertainment program on Valentine’s weekend? We can help you. Want to hear a great rock band that was formed in Ocean City and is returning here for a reunion? No problem. Is a Battle of the Bands your cup of tea? Well we can provide that too. It’s all happening in Ocean City in February. THE RETURN OF KEYSER SOZE: This popular Ocean City rock band will reunite for one concert only at the Music Pier on Fri., Feb. 20 starting 6 p.m. Led by Ocean City singer-songwriter, Ed Shiffler, Keyser Soze gained exposure in the late 90’s and until a few years ago was playing frequently at such venues as the legendary CBGB’s in New York City, at the ‘Go Go... Read More