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Archive for Upcoming Events

Really Big Fireworks July 4th! Balalaikas Here July 3

Highlight of our 4th of July celebration will be a REALLY BIG fireworks display on Sunday, July 4th at 9pm. The Fireworks will be shot from a barge off the 9th Street Beach. This permits the use of larger fireworks because they are not being detonated close to land. The exhibition will be accompanied by music and can also be heard by tuning into WIBG FM, 94.3 on the dial. The annual Air Circus Kite Flying Contest will be held starting 5:30 p.m. at the 9th Street Beach on July 4. There will also be a concert on the Boardwalk by the rock band Tidal Wave while the kites are flying. Prizes will be awarded for kites judged Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer... 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

Quality Regional Craft Shows Now An Ocean City Tradition

Super promoter Norman Schaut sold Atlantique City, the world's largest Arts, Antiques and Collectibles Show, seven years ago when it was at the height of its popularity. To keep active and give back to his beloved community, Norman and his wife, JoAnne, decided to produce a series of quality seasonal craft festivals with all profits donated to local charities. Thirty eight shows and thousands of dollars in donations later, the Schaut’s find they have established a new tradition in this family resort. They have made it a center for quality craft shows on the East Coast. On March 27-28, the Schauts will unveil their latest extravaganza, the Spring Festival of Quality Crafts at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Quality is ensured as the Schauts make it a point to visit... Read More

Pet Fashion Show to Help Raise Funds for Humane Society

Our popular Woofin' Paws Pet Fashion show normally attracts over 100 entrants. An array of dogs, cats and miscellaneous creatures, obediently accompanied by their best friends, will compete for ribbons, Sat., April 3 starting 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off boardwalk. The event kicks off an array of Easter Weekend activities. Woofn’ Paws has always been a fund raiser for the Ocean City Humane Society. It takes on added significance this year as the Society has been working to capacity for months due to the Recession. The facility is completely filled with dogs and cats from owners who can no longer afford to care for them. A $5 entry fee for individual pets and a $10 fee for multiple entries in Woofin’ Paws supports the Society. Spectators are admitted free but may... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City's Seventh Annual TALENT SHOW is set for Sat., March 13 starting 6 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The event showcases outstanding area talent. Professional performers entertain between competitive categories. These categories include Instrumental, Vocal, Dance, Performance Art and Best of Show. Performers of all ages will participate. Professionals who will be featured but not compete include Elvis performer Ted Prior, Soprano, Nancy Fox, Irish performer, Frank McCall and singer Emily Carr. Admission is $5 with proceeds benefiting outreach programs of the Ocean City Fine Arts League and Ocean City special events. Another one of the City’s HUGE REGIONAL CRAFT FESTIVALS is set for March 27-28 at the Music Pier. The Spring Festival of Quality Crafts will feature leading artisans from Maine to Florida. Show hours are... Read More

Shelley Berman to be Guest of Honor at Doo Dah Parade

Comedian-Movie and TV Actor, Shelley Berman will be the honored guest at the City's 25th annual Doo Dah Parade set for Sat., April 17 starting at noon. Active in show business for over 60 years, Berman has appeared most recently on TV with roles on numerous shows including Boston Legal, Hannah Montana, CSI-NY and on HBO’S Curb Your Enthusiasm for which he received a 2008 Emmy nomination. Berman has also been featured in many movies including The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Jack Black, Meet the Fockers with Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller and You Don’t Mess with Zohan with Adam Sandler. He has also been in movies with Henry Fonda, Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Marty Feldman, Burt Reynolds and many others. Berman first soared to fame as a ground breaking... Read More

Carolyn Murphy Contributed, Much; MLK Program Set

Carolyn Boyd Murphy spoke softly, worked hard, and never discussed her many achievements. Born in the midst of the Great Depression, she was a child in that era when TV, air conditioning and supermarkets were unknown. When folks gathered around the family radio for news of the world and entertainment. When you were lucky to have a job. As a young adult, she began her career as a teacher at St. Augustine’s School and then took over the family’s electronic business when her father died. She and her late husband, Charles, operated Boyd’s Radio and TV for 50 years. Charles was the mechanical genius (he could fix anything) and Carolyn handled the business end. That, plus raising a family of three children, would have been a full time job for anyone. But... Read More

Get Your First Night Buttons Now! They’re Going Fast!

Our First Night celebration is definitely one of the best New Year’s Eve entertainment buys ever offered! Probably THE BEST! Where else can you enjoy 60 entertainment programs plus amusement rides and miniature golf for just $14 on the holiday? Where else indeed? No place else but in Ocean City, New Jersey, America’s Greatest Family resort since 1879 and counting. Admission buttons are selling fast. There’s just one week left until New Year’s Eve and the past three years we have sold out of buttons. This means you should buy yours as soon as possible. First Night admission buttons are available seven days a week from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. at First Night Headquarters, Downtown Gillian, 838B Asbury Ave. You can also order on line at www.firstnightocnj.com You can order by... Read More

Quiet Festival, Craft Show This Weekend, Holiday Specials Next

Ah, yes, it’s Quiet Festival Weekend, that time of year when those of us who enjoy silence and placid activities celebrate while the majority of the population completely ignores us. Yes, amid the Texting, Face booking, My Spacing, U Tubing and general hyper-activity, we take our stand (or seat) listening to the wisdom of sea shells, leaf squeezing, pin dropping, Yawning Along, maple pod dropping, flying kites and paper airplanes, inspecting clouds and relaxing to the inspirational tinkling of the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band. Here’s the Quiet Festival Schedule: Wed., Nov., 11- Ken Thorpe, Paper Air Plane enthusiast, visits 8th St. Playground After School Program at 3:30 p.m., shows children how to fly and make paper airplanes, does the same thing at 4 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 12 for After... Read More