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Archive for Upcoming Events

Boardwalk Art Show this Weekend, Baby Parade Aug 12

Some outstanding events are coming your way but first a word from our sponsor; OCEAN CITY was just named the BEST FAMILY BOARDWALK and the BEST BEACH in a poll released Sunday by The Press of Atlantic City. This resort has won many awards in the past few years including the Best Family Beach Resort in the Country by the Travel Channel. And now a few words about NIGHT IN VENICE. The Night In Venice Committee directed by Joe Canale and Director Emeritus Sue Canale is to be congratulated for presenting an outstanding Boat Parade and bayfront home celebration. Many boats were not in the water this summer for economic reasons. Wildwood and other communities cancelled their boat parades. But through the hard work of the committee, Ocean City was able... Read More

Hermit Crab Pageant, Races, Aug. 4, Baby Parade Aug. 12

It is truly a clawsome event! A fascinating array of Hermit Crab hopefuls will compete for the title of MISS CRUSTACEAN 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 4 at the 6th St. Beach. They will follow in the claw steps of such glamorous past title holders as Crabunzel, Crabahontis, Crabopatra, Crab Mc Muffin, Taxi Crab, Copacrabana, Crab Salad and Pirates of the Crabibbean. The winner captures the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup, a large trophy with a cucumber stuck inside. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark and pizza crust for fiber. In addition, the victor gets to waddle down a flower bedecked runway as adoring throngs sing the Pageant’s theme song, Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean. They will be led by Shelly, the... Read More

Capt. Noah Grand Marshal of Night in Venice, Seafood Fest Fri.

Captain Noah, award winning TV children's program personality, will be grand marshal of the Night in Venice Boat Parade this Sat., July 24 starting 7:30 p.m. by the Longport Bridge. The genial Captain and his wife, Mrs. Noah, hosted the highly rated Channel 6 TV Show in Philadelphia for 27 years before retiring in 1994. Captain Noah and his Magical Ark was syndicated in 22 markets. It was the product of husband and wife team, W. Carter and Patricia Merbreier. Generations were entertained by Wally the Walrus, Maurice the Mouse and thousands sent their pictures to “Friendly Captain Noah.” Mrs. Noah was the Ark’s puppeteer and Philadelphia TV organist, Larry Ferrari, provided the music. An ordained clergyman and Police Chaplain, Carter Merbreier began his TV career on “Thought For The Day,” an inspirational... Read More

Some Enchanted Evening is Night in Venice Optional Theme

The optional theme for NIGHT IN VENICE, Sat., July 24 is "Some Enchanted Evening." For the past five years we have suggested a theme. That’s because folks kept calling the Public Relations Office and asking for ideas. So we obliged. However you are free to use any theme you wish for the 56th annual Decorated Boat Parade and Bay front home competition. Everyone who enters receives a free commemorative mug. The mug was designed by Kathy Caraballo of Community Services. Sue Canale, our super volunteer, suggested the theme. Boat participants will receive their mugs at the Captain’s meetings held the night before and the day of the Parade. Those who enter bay front homes may pick them up at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300. The Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. on... Read More

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