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Top Celebrity Vacation Spots

Top Celebrity Vacation Spots Americans love celebrities. They’re glamorous. They wear the best clothes, drive the best cars, and eat at the best restaurants. They’re trend setters. When they start wearing floppy hats, we all rush out to get the same. When they decide that floppy hats aren’t in anymore, we donate ours to the thrift store. Vacation spots aren’t any different. Certain places get hot with the glitterati and all of a sudden we want to go there, too. Perhaps we’ll inadvertently rub elbows with the rich and famous. Or at least our friends will be green with envy as they scroll through our Instagram feeds. We know a thing or two about vacations, so we thought we would showcase celebrities’ favorite beaches. With summer rapidly approaching, now is... 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

King and Queen of Plop set for August 30th in Ocean City

By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist OCEAN CITY, N.J.: How does Ocean City greet the coming of the fall season? By plopping,what else? For the past five years this family resort has held the KING & QUEEN of PLOP Contest. Participants demonstrate dramatic plops on the sand to illustrate their enthusiasm for the fall, a beautiful time in Ocean City with many special events. On Fri., Aug. 30, a group of “right proper ploppers” will vie for the title of the King and Queen of Plop or Mr. Fall Guy or Miss Fall Gal. After the winner is announced contestants hold hands and perform a “mass plopping” as a goodwill, no sore loser gesture. Contestants may register starting 10:30 a.m. at 9th St. Beach. Contest starts at 11 a.m. Entry is free and prizes... Read More

28th Annual Doo Dah Parade Set For April 13

(1) One of TV’s first singer celebrities, (2) a syndicated cartoonist, (3) an 79 year old woman baton twirler and (4) 500 basset hounds will all be the stars of Ocean City’s 28th Doo Dah Parade on April 13 th. “Perky” Peggy King of Philadelphia who starred on the George Gobel show in the early days of TV will be grand marshal. Prior to that she toured with the country’s leading big bands including Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flannigan and Ray Anthony and appeared with Mel Torme’. During her career she made guest appearances on many of the most popular shows of the era including American Bandstand, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Ed Sullivan Shows. King will be joined by John McPherson, the syndicated cartoonist of... Read More

Ocean City: A Perfect Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend

Valentine’s Day will be here soon and Ocean City is the perfect place to spend the Valentine’s Day Weekend. Michael Hartman’s Ocean City Theatre Company will present A Cabaret of Broadway Love songs and sumptuous dessert reception of Sat., Feb. 16 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6 th and Atlantic Ave. A really sweet time is guaranteed. Hartman’s performers will provide some of the most enchanting, unforgettable melodies ever to grace “The Great White Way.” You don’t have to go to Broadway any more to enjoy Broadway quality shows. Hartman has brought them to Ocean City. His productions with the Ocean City Pops and First Night, his many other shows here during the year, feature quality New York entertainers and have received outstanding reviews. Much of it’s due to Hartman’s producing, direction... Read More

Block Party Weekend Oct. 6-8; First Night Admissions on Sale (Free Parking Throughout the City)

Ocean City’s Fall Block Party-INDIAN SUMMER Weekend began 38 years ago when there were few fall events in town. The first block party was just two blocks long. It grew quickly and now extends from 5th to 14th Sts. Saturday’s party will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature over 350 crafters offering an array of hand made products plus artwork and photography. There will be FREE PARKING on all City lots and at street parking meters. The block party offers a variety of foods, entertainment plus free pony rides at the Tabernacle Grounds for children from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a Greek Food Festival, seafood, ribs, hotdogs, pizza, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, baked goods and more for sale. A huge Fireworks display will follow... Read More

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

Philippine Tribute & Craft Show This Week, Night in Venice July 28

The City’s Third Annual TRIBUTE TO THE PHILIPPINES is set for this weekend plus the popular regional craft show sponsored by the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild. Then next weekend, July 28, Ocean City presents its 58th Annual Night in Venice Boat Parade and Bay Front Home Celebration. This event is preceded by the Merchants of Venice Seafood Festival, July 27 in the downtown. The Philippines Tribute consists of three programs: A two day craft and cultural festival will be held in the Pavilion of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. This event is sponsored by Western Union. It consists of craft exhibits, tourism displays, free blood pressure and sugar readings by Filipino nurses and exhibits of assorted packaged... Read More