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Miss NJ Pageant Here Through Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/15/16 The Miss New Jersey Pageant gets underway in Ocean City on Wednesday, June 15. The Pageant's parade is set for the Boardwalk starting at 7 p.m. from Fifth Street to 14th Street. Contestants will compete in the Pageant with preliminaries (June 16 and 17) and finals Saturday (June 18). All events start at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-866-967-8167 or online at www.missnewjersey.net. (Until June 16) RESTAURANT WEEK continues in Ocean City.  More than 25 restaurants will offer fixed-price menus during the promotion. Some include two meals for one price, others discounted prices. To see a list of restaurants and menus, visit www.eatinocnj.com. (June 19) Ocean City Pops presents OPENING NIGHT FEATURING DEANA MARTIN, popular entertainer and daughter of Dean Martin. She... Read More

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyqxueeuSpo[/embed] What's Happening in Ocean City 6/8/16 (June 10-16) RESTAURANT WEEK: Relax at one of Ocean City's fine restaurants and enjoy an outstanding meal. Choose from participating Ocean City Restaurant members fixed price menus. Visitors will be able to sample a variety of eateries at discounted prices during Ocean City Restaurant Week from Friday (June 10) through Thursday (June 16). More than 25 participating restaurants will offer special prix fixe (fixed price) menus during the promotion - some include two meals for one price, others offer discounted prices. To see a list of restaurants and menus, visit eatinocnj.com. The promotion provides a good opportunity to try new places and or return to old favorites in Ocean City before the peak summer crowds arrive. Visit www.eatinocnj.comfor more information. (June 11) SHOW US YOUR... Read More

Flower Show This Weekend at Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/2/16 The OCEAN CITY FLOWER SHOW will be staged for the 44th time Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Admission is free. This year’s theme is “Island Hopping.” Show hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The complete schedule and additional information about the show can be accessed http://gardenclubocnj.wordpress.com. (June 2) WONDER’S BIRTHDAY BASH at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, 6th and Boardwalk, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event features a free fireworks display at 9 p.m. All rides 2 tickets. Wonder Bear, the park mascot, will be available all night for photos. (All of June) The Ocean Arts Center, 17th... Read More

Memorial Day Service May 30 at Veterans Park

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/25/16 Ocean City’s annual Memorial Day Service will be held May 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, Fifth Street and Wesley Avenue, starting at 11 a.m. In the event of rain, the program will be moved across the street to the Ocean City Tabernacle auditorium. Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Michael Francis of the Air National Guard, veterans liaison to U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, will be guest speaker. He will talk about numerous assistance programs available to veterans. (May 27) The colorful BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE will be held on Friday at noon at the Ninth Street Beach by the Music Pier. It will be preceded by lifeguards and city officials who will meet there and turn a large wooden key to officially unlock the ocean for the summer... Read More

Business Persons Plunge Set For May 27

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/18/17 The colorful BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE will be held on Friday, May 27, at noon. It will be preceded by lifeguards and city officials gathering on the Ninth Street Beach by the Ocean City Music Pier. Their mission? To officially unlock the ocean for the summer season. This is accomplished by turning a large wooden key in the sand, the reverberations of which destroy any barriers that would keep either fish or bathers from Ocean City waters. Ocean City is not unique in relying on this ceremony. Atlantic City and other shore communities have also “turned the key” to free their waters. What’s unique is the celebration that follows the key-turning, the colorful Business Persons Plunge. Picture several hundred enthusiasts, some dressed in formal attire toting... Read More

Spring Block Party Set For Saturday!

What's Happening in OCNJ - 5/11/16 (May 14) THE SPRING BLOCK PARTY will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 5th to 14th Streets on Asbury Avenue. More than 350 crafters, food vendors, music, free pony rides for children and more. Pony rides at the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds and entertainment at cross streets runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public Service Booths will be located on 9th Street between Asbury and Central avenues. Event held rain or shine. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. (May 13-14) There will be BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES from 6th to 14th Streets on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave. (No outside vendors.) (May 13) A NIGHT OF ROCK ’N ROLL, an oldies concert at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, at 7... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk Day is Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/4/16 The 42nd annual Martin Z. Mollusk Day will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 on the Beach adjacent to the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. We have moved the event to a Saturday so that children of school age will be able to attend. Martin Z. Mollusk was first escorted to the beach on a pizza pie plate by me, Mark Soifer, his spiritual advisor and personal chef in 1974. Mayor B. Thomas Waldman and Commissioner Marilyn Moore jeopardized their reputations by attending the ceremony. On that historic day, a legend was established. It was that if Martin saw his shadow on the sand, summer would come a week early, much to the joy of bathers and business interests. Martin did see his shadow.... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk Day and Block Party Coming Soon

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/27/16 (April 30) CLEAN OCEAN ACTION BEACH SWEEP, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Check in at the Music Pier for clean up supplies. All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in this annual statewide event to help keep our beaches clean and safe and protect our coastal environment. Call (609) 399-6111, xt. 9711. (April 30) GREAT STRIDES WALK: 10 a.m. registration at the 6th St. Practice Field, off the Boardwalk. 11 a.m. Walk. Great Strides is a family oriented event with a healthy 5K Walk, children’s activities, food and festivities. The walk benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is its largest national fundraiser. For information, call (610) 325-6001. (May 2-31) The Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., presents a unique exhibit, BOARDWALK  CATS, the... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk Day on the Horizon

  Weather prognosticators and vacationers alike experience a tinge of excitement as Martin Z. Mollusk Day on May 7 nears.  Will the city’s relatively famous hermit crab see his shadow, thus assuring the populace that summer will arrive one week early? Born along the Great Zambezi River in Africa, Martin was deserted at an early age. Forced to fend for himself, Martin adopted the surname “Mollusk” from a sign he noticed on a passing commercial boat that read “Mollusks for Sale, $1.99.” The  “Z” stands for Zambezi, the river that coddled him. He selected the name Martin because it goes well with Mollusk. In his teens, he stowed away on a “red eye flight” to Tepid Swamp, Louisiana where he attended Tepid Tech, a school noted for environmental studies. There he majored in... Read More