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Baby Parade Today, Miss OC Sat., Weird Contests Next Week

LAST MINUTE REMINDER: Ocean City's 101st Baby Parade is set for today (Aug 12) starting 10:15 a.m. from 6th to 12th on the Boardwalk. Children from infants to ten years of age will be paraded in decorated strollers, carriages and floats. There will be bands, commercial floats. Ocean City’s Peaches Lukens, who has been active in charitable events and animal and environmental causes for years, will be grand marshal. A TWINS CONTEST follows the Baby Parade starting 6:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with registration at 6 p.m. Entry is free and there will be prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Twins will compete in various age groups from infants to adults. For information, call 609-525-9300. NIGHT IN VENICE FOOTNOTES: We received a nice call from Susan... 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

Craft Show, Ferko, Movie Premier This Week, Night in Venice Next

Some of the most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique handiwork at Ocean City's indoor-out door SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS Festival on Sat., July 17 at Carey Stadium and the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is produced by the South Jersey Artisans Guild, whose previous shows here have set all time attendance records. Crafters will offer an array on unusual specialties including fine art, photography, hand blown glass, wood sun clocks and thermometers, vintage textiles, gourmet teas plus many other products. Featured artist will be Joyce Gagen of Shamong, N.J. who specializes in shore birds and seashore art. The award winning painter has represented New Jersey with water colors at the White House... Read More

About Air Force Band, Talent Show and Doo Dah-Earth Day

We've been very fortunate to schedule numerous United States service bands for free concerts in Ocean City. This is because area residents support the concerts and give our talented service musicians a warm reception. On Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m., the AIR FORCE JAZZ BAND will entertain at the Music Pier. Although the concerts are free, the band requires that we issue free tickets. These are available at City Hall Annex open Mon.-Fri. from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 609-525-9300. The band consists of professional musicians. The group will play a variety of favorites ranging from the work of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington to contemporary jazz favorites. NOTE: The Music Pier is now not available from Moorlyn Terrace. The entrance to the Boardwalk at that location is receiving a... Read More

Parade, Family Night, Haunted House, Free Concert This Week

Many entertainment events are scheduled this week plus the rescheduled WALK FOR THE WOUNDED which will be held on Sat., Oct. 31. The event raises funds through Operation First Response to assist wounded soldiers and their families. The walk begins at 12:30 p.m., registration starts at 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Enjoy food, ceremonies, music and a 3 mile stroll on the boardwalk. Raise $50 and receive a free, long sleeve T Shirt. Contact Tricia Ciliberto 609-399-0012 Ext. 1106 or visitwww.ochome.com. The City’s colorful HALLOWEEN PARADE is set for tonight, Oct. 29 starting 7:15 p.m. Route is from 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. This is the 62nd annual march sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club in cooperation with the City. There will be costumed... Read More

US Navy Country Band to Play Free Concert Sept 27

Country Current, the United States Navy’s Country Band, will be featured in a free concert at the Music Pier on Sun., Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The popular group has entertained here before to a full house. The talented seven member ensemble has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Now, the White House and the Wheeling Jamboree. They play all types of country music from contemporary country rock to traditional Blue Grass and Western Swing. Free tickets are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. 609-525-9300. Annex hours are Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free tickets are also available by sending a stamped, self addressed envelope to Community Services, 901 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226. Requests are limited to six tickets. The U.S.Navy’s Jazz Band is scheduled for... Read More

About Little Miss Ocean City, Weird Contest Week and More

Last Saturday a new Miss Ocean City was selected at the Music Pier. Dana Piccollo will be taking over for Molly Lavin who was an outstanding Miss Ocean City. On Fri., Aug. 21, a new LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY will be crowned. Carley Boehning, the reigning Little Miss, will be featured with emcee Ashleigh Udavalos, first runner-up to Miss New Jersey from Millville. Carley, a talented dancer, like her good friend Molly Lavin, has represented the City admirably, attending many events and assisting with our contests. There will be 19 contestants in the 20th Annual Little Miss Ocean City Pageant and it should be a great show. The contest is sponsored by the Ocean City Recreation Division and set for 7 p.m. on Friday at the Music Pier. Tickets are $10, available... Read More

Miss NJ This Week, July Jubilee, Magician, Balalaikas Are Next

It’s Pageant Week in Ocean City. Twenty-five area title holders from throughout the State are in town to vie for the Miss New Jersey crown. Programs are set for the Music Pier auditorium, Thurs. through Sat., (June 18-20). The winner will receive over $20,000 in scholarship money and prizes. She’ll compete for the Miss America title in Las Vegas on Jan. 30, 2010. This is the 14th year the event will be held here. There was a Boardwalk Parade last night led by Ashley Fairfield, reigning Miss New Jersey. Preliminaries are set for tonight and Friday with the final on Sat., June 20. All programs start 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Mary Lou Cake, 609-315-1423. A ticket for all three nights is priced at $95. The final is $50 and preliminaries... Read More

LULU TEMPLE, RESTAURANT WEEK ARRIVE, FLOWER SHOW NEXT

LULU TEMPLE, a philanthropic organization that supports free children’s hospitals in Philadelphia and throughout the country, will visit Ocean City May 29-30. LuLu has been coming to Ocean City for 47 years and this weekend will be led by Potentate, Joel L. Ward. The charitable organization will celebrate its 125 Anniversary with a band concert 8 p.m. at the Music Pier on Friday and a Saturday parade on the Boardwalk at 1 p.m. from 6th to 12th Sts. The concert band was organized in 1891 and is the oldest of all the 191 Shrine Centers in North America. The free program will include varied selections of show tunes and patriotic music. It ends with a rousing rendition of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. The parade features floats, music and motorcycles. Ocean City’s RESTAURANT... Read More