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Artisans Show This Weekend, Miss New Jersey Pageant Next Week

The ARTISANS, based in Philadelphia, will visit Ocean City for its 66th consecutive family weekend June 10-12. This group has supported Ocean City longer than any other organization. The Artisans have scheduled a show of live music and comedy at the Music Pier, Sat., June 11 starting 7 p.m. It will feature comedic musicians Gary and the Kid and Groucho Marx performer, Ron MacClosky who will host a Lucky Guess Game Show. Those picked to participate compete for cash prizes. MacClosky has appeared here for years in the Doo Dah Parade, at Martin Mollusk Day and the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant. The game show is his latest entertainment project and is growing in popularity. The Organization is led this year by Tom DiLauro, Most Excellent Master Artisan. He will greet the... Read More


Dancing With The Flowers is the theme of the Artistic Design Division of this resort's 39th Annual FLOWER SHOW set for this weekend, June 3-5 in the Music Pier auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Division will feature arrangements such as The Dancing Waters in Class 1, Water Viewing; Dancing the Jitterbug in Class 2, Novice; Disco Fever in Class 3, Suspended; Balinese Dance in Class 4, Oriental; Tea for Two in Class 5, Tea Tray; Conga Line Dancers in Class 6, Expressive and Class 7, Shadow Boxes. There are other artistic categories for all ages and levels of skill. These are descriptively explained in the flower show schedule, available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 609-525-9300 and at local flower shops. “This show accommodates everyone,” says Donna Leone who heads the Artistic... Read More

Mother’s Day and Yard Sale This Weekend; Block Party Next

But first a word from MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK: If today is Wednesday, May 4; then tomorrow will be Thursday, May 5... which is, you guessed it! The 37th annual Martin Z. Mollusk Day. Martin is over 100 in Hermit Crab years. He has arthritis in two claws and sometimes forgets to take his meds. But that will not stop him from creeping on to the 9th St. Beach on Thurs., May 5 at 11 a.m. in an attempt to see his shadow. If he sees it, summer will come one week early to Ocean City much to the joy of visitors, merchants and the general populace. There is much good natured Hoopla in store for the audience. Martin will receive a physical check up prior to his creep, the Ocean City Band will... Read More

Meadowlark Lemon leads Doo Dah Saturday after Basset Olympics, Comedy Revue Friday

Meadowlark Lemon, the legendary Clown Prince of Basketball, famous for his skill and humor as a member of the Harlem Globe Trotters, will be grand marshal of the City’s 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade on Saturday. Meadowlark traveled over 5 million miles and participated in more than 16,000 basketball games in 100 countries as a 25 year member of the Globe Trotters. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2003 and received the NBA Lifetime Achievement- Jim Bunn Award in 2,000. He is also a member of the International Clown Hall of Fame, a tribute to his comedic talents. At 78, Meadowlark still plays basketball with his own team, has a ministry and is active in numerous charitable organizations. He is frequently in movies and on television. Just three... Read More

The Orgins and Development of the Doo Dah-Earth Day Weekend

Over the past 26 years, the Doo Dah Parade has expanded into a Weekend Celebration of Mirth and Earth. What began as a take-off on California’s spoof of the Rose Bowl with unusual brigades has developed into a unique celebration of humor available only in Ocean City. One element that has added to the event is the honoring of legendary comedians who serve as grand marshals in the Parade and appear in a comedy show. These have included Carol Channing, Mickey Rooney, Soupy Sales, Edie Adams, Bill Dana, Larry Storch, Shelly Berman, Dr. Irwin Corey, Charlie Callas, Zacherly, Frank Gorshen, Joe Franklin, Jay North (Dennis the Menace) and this year the Clown Prince of Basketball and America’s Ambassador to the World, Meadowlark Lemon. We also honored W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello and... Read More

Easter Weekend, Doo Dah-Earth Day Events in Ocean City

This year our Doo Dah-Earth Day Weekend comes before EASTER WEEKEND. Here's a rundown on what to expect. Ocean City Easter events kick-off with a fashion competition for pets. Events begin on Sat., April 23 at 11 a.m. with the Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. The contest is open to any pet that will not eat another pet. Categories include Best Dressed Dog, Cat, Miscellaneous, Bathing Suits, Intelligent Pet Tricks, Most Patriotic, Best Bonnet, Cutest Tail Wagger and Pet-Owner Look Alike. Ribbons will be awarded. Best of Show receives the Dean Schofield Woofin’ Paws Plaque for Perfection. A $5 entry fee for individual pets and a $10 fee for multiple entries (no limit) benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. Register for the contest at the field starting... Read More

Earth Day Program Moved to City Hall Annex During Parade

The City's EARTH DAY CELEBRATION has been moved to the City Hall Annex Parking Lot, 901 Asbury Ave. The date has been changed to Sat., April 16th so that attendees can also enjoy the City’s 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade that will roll by the Annex Parking Lot at noon time. The Earth Day program will be held from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. before, during and after the Parade. It will include environmental displays, Green Giveaways, Children’s activities and entertainment. There is one other change in the Doo Dah Weekend Schedule. The HUMOR PROGRAM featuring internationally acclaimed humorists, Dr. Joel Goodman and Margie Ingram has been moved to the Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. on Fri., April 15 at 2 p.m. Admission if free thanks to a grant from the Ocean City Free... Read More

Two Theater Companies Present Valentine Shows This Weekend

The Ocean City Theatre Co. and the Ocean City Repertory Theater will both present Valentine’s programs this weekend. Michael Hartman’s O.C. Theatre group is offering a CABARET of BROADWAY LOVE SONGS on Sat., Feb. 12 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. starting 7:15 p.m. with a Dessert reception. The program begins at 8 p.m. The Show will feature an array of unforgettable love songs plus production numbers from West Side Story and Wicked. The Theatre’s professional cast of performers presented outstanding shows with the Ocean City Pops this past summer and recently during First Night. They return to offer the community a delightful Valentine. Tickets purchased before 4 p.m., Feb. 11 are $12 a... Read More

Martin Luther King Celebration Set for Saturday at High School

The City's Annual Service honoring Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.is set for 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 15 at the William and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center in Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Ocean City was the first community in Cape May County to hold such a ceremony. It was organized by the late Rozelia Cobb, a beloved teacher at Ocean City Intermediate School. Her work is carried on today thanks to the generosity of Wonderland Pier, the Sentinel Ledger and Keith Hartzell. Attorney Nathan Davis and Rev. Gregory Johnson will be guest speakers. Rev. Johnson will recite Dr. King’s inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech. Those to be honored with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. awards for their service to the community include Dwayne Wilson, Gary Jessel, Emma Davis,... Read More