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Archive for Weekend Events

EARLIER THAN THE BIRD, CRAFTS FESTIVAL, HOLIDAY EVENTS SET – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Nov. 19)  Shop early and gobble up the Savings during Downtown Ocean City’s EARLIER THAN THE BIRD Shopping Extravaganza this Saturday along Asbury Avenue. The best deals will be from 7 a.m.till noon. Shop in your pajamas and you may win a turkey if judged one of the best dressed. There will be free coffee and giveaways at 9th and Asbury Ave. Sign up in stores to win $25 gift certificates. From noon to 3 p.m. there will be free horse and carriage rides, free photos with Santa and free face painting and more in the shopping district. For information, call (609) 398 –GOOC. (Nov. 19-20) The second of two major November craft festivals will be held Sat.-Sun. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The HOLIDAY CELEBRATION of Fine Arts and... Read More

Quiet Festival, Craft Shows, New Mural, Veterans Day This Week – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Now through Nov. 15) The 10th Annual QUIET FESTIVAL, that has already been featured in AAA Magazine, and on national CBS Radio started yesterday and continues though Nov.15. All events are free. The schedule includes: (Wed. Nov. 9th) The Official Quiet Festival OPENING CEREMONY in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. at noon featuring a Yawn Along to Beautiful Dreamer, the Ocean City High School Sign Club, a Yo Yo Demonstration by Air Circus, the World’s only Maple Pod Drop, the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band performing Brother Can You Spare a Chime, Nancy Fox singing a quiet song, Quiet Festival Poems, bubbles, leaf squeezing, paper airplanes and more. (Thurs. Nov.10) Open Poetry reading with Bud Cole, Mark Soifer, the Bad Penny Poets and whoever wants to read, 7 p.m.... Read More

Trail of Two Cities Saturday, Quiet Festival Next

(Nov. 5) The 16th Annual TRAIL OF TWO CITIES race/walk over the 9th St. Causeway is set for Sat., Nov. 5 starting 8 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center. The event begins at 8a.m. and concludes at JFK Park in Somers Point. THE CAUSEWAY WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLES FROM 8 A.M. TO 9:30 AM. ON SATURDAY. Runners and walkers may register starting 7 a.m. at the Transportation Center. Cost per runner is $25. Buses will be available at JFK Park to bring participants to start of race from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Buses will also transport participants back to Ocean City at the conclusion of the race. Free refreshments will be available at the finish line. For information, call City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave.,(609) 525-9300 or New York Ave.... Read More

Kay Simon Loved Indian Summer Weekend in Ocean City

Kay Simon worked at our Information Center on the Boardwalk for over 35 years. Most of that time, her sister, the late Nancy Boyle, worked with her. Kay passed away recently at a nursing home in Florida. Kay and Nancy were Ocean City institutions. Both lavished personal attention on visitors. Nancy was attentive and business like. Dealing with Kay was like talking to a long, lost aunt. She had a special way about her that is impossible to translate into words. You had to be there. And thousands of people were. And they loved her. And they wrote letters to the mayor and newspapers about her kindness. And they looked for her year after year when they visited Ocean City. Three Indian Summer Weekends have passed since Kay Simon has been behind... Read More

MS Bike-a-Thon Saturday, Corvette Show on Sunday

(Sept 25) Over 400 CORVETTE cars will be displayed on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sun., Sept. 25th starting 11:30 a.m. The autos will date back to the Corvette’s first model in 1953 and extend to the present. The show is one of the largest on the East with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey participating plus entries from as far away as Ohio and Indiana. Registration is held from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., on Sunday morning. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will be accepting donations at that location. Cars depart for the Boardwalk at approximately 11 a.m. and park there till 4 p.m. The line of Corvettes extends from 5th to 14th Streets and beyond on... Read More

King and Queen of Plop Welcomes a Busy Fall Season

Ocean City will welcome the fall season with yet another Wacky But Not Tacky Contest, The King and Queen of Plop on Friday, Sept. 2. (Aug. 31) But before we get to that we should report that National Public Radio’s popular Show, “FROM THE TOP,” hosted by famed pianist, Christopher O’Reilly will tape a broadcast with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, today, 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show is scheduled as a regular feature of the Pops’ summer schedule. It will showcase outstanding young musicians from throughout the country and be broadcast on 250 NPR stations to more than 700,000 listeners. It can be heard locally on WRTI 90.1 FM, Sun., Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets to the Pops Show are $20/$15 and are... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City

Aug. 31: National Public Radio's popular show "From The Top", hosted by famed pianist, Christopher O’Riley, will tape a broadcast with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra 8 p.m., Wed. Aug. 31 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show is scheduled as a regular feature of the Pops summer program. Tickets are $20/$15 at the Music Pier Box Office. (609) 525-9248. The prestigious event is made possible thanks to a generous gift by Flora Baker. From the Top has become the preeminent showcase for young musicians. The Ocean City broadcast taping will feature 16 year old violinist Amy Semes from Broomal, Pa. performing the first movement of Henryk Wienawski’s Violin Concerto No 1 with the Pops; 18 year old trumpet player Jacob Hernandez of Philadelphia playing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets with Pops Artistic Director,... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show This Weekend, Baby Parade Aug. 11th

The 49th Annual BOARDWALK ART SHOW is set for Fri. to Sun., Aug. 5-7. Show hours have been extended and are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Arts Center Director, Rosalyn Lifshin says now artists will be able to exhibit in front of thousands of evening visitors. Pottery, handmade furniture and sculpture have been added to the show in addition to oil and acrylics. The exhibit offers visitors an opportunity to purchase outstanding artwork minus gallery commissions. Aug. 4-6: The popular ART OF SURFING Exhibition is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with hours 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thurs. and noon till 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. This free show features original art from surfing’s biggest names, plus live music and a... Read More

Ferko, Glenn Miller, Philippines Tribute This Weekend

July 21: The World Famous Ferko String Band will perform 8 p.m., Thurs., July 21 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $12, available at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248. Formed in 1922, the Ferko String Band established the most successful record of wins in the history of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. The Band has strutted away with first place 20 times and placed in the top five an amazing 82 out of 88 parades. Today the Band is as strong as ever with over 90 members ranging from 50 to 80 years of age. From New York to France, New Orleans to Italy, Texas to Hong Kong and all points in between Ferko has wowed audiences with its unique music and costumes. The band has a series of hit... Read More