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Fall Block Party, Fireworks and More This Weekend

The Popular FALL BLOCK PARTY/FIREWORKS and related events are set for this weekend. Preceding the Block Party on Friday, October 10, the Ocean City High School Football Team will dedicate their home game to BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.

The players will be wearing pink socks and the field will have pink ribbons painted on it. The Red Raider Football Association will honor family members of student athletes who have fought or are fighting Breast Cancer by making them honorary captains for the game. The School will donate $1 from each admission to Breast Cancer Awareness. To donate, call Tonia Nathan (609) 214-0010 or Marcia McCulley (609) 425-2911. 

The game is set for Carey Stadium at 7 p.m. and fans are asked to “wear pink.”  Painting the Field pink was started by Mike Lenhardt, City Supervisor of Grounds, to honor his wife Gina, who died from Breast Cancer.

(Oct. 11) The Ocean City FALL BLOCK PARTY features over 400 crafters. It is held in the City’s Award Winning Downtown, recently voted number one in South Jersey by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. In a statewide poll, Ocean City received more votes than any downtown in the entire State. 

The event is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and extends from 5th to 14th Streets on Asbury Ave. In addition to the crafters, there will be food vendors, music and free pony rides for children. The downtown, where the block party is held, includes over 100 specialty stores and many popular restaurants.

Free entertainment is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free pony rides for children at the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. plus Balloons with Chad Juros. The Big Daddy Band will play at 6th St., Robert Boney Band at 7th St., Tony DeLuca at 9th St., Tidal Wave Band at 10th St., the Bubba Mac Blues Band at 13th St. and Keith Hickman at14th St.

NOTE: Parking will be free on City lots and all meters.

Boardwalk stores will be open and in the evening there will be a spectacular FIREWORKS DISPLAY at 9:30 p.m. There will be SEAFOOD VENDORS Oct. 11-13 in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace as part of the City’s Indian Summer Weekend plus Boardwalk and Downtown Table sales. 

(Oct. 9) The Ocean City Fire Department and FMBA Local 27 OPEN HOUSE from 5-8 p.m., 550 Asbury Ave. (rain date, Oct. 14). Live Burn Demonstration, Smoke House, Tours of Trucks, Stop Drop and Roll, Hot Dogs and Pretzels! For information, call (609) 525-9182.                                                                

(Oct. 10-11) SHOUT! Takes audiences back to the 60’s, a Mod Musical presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co., 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. A perfect blend of music, theater and fun. Tickets are $20, $18 for Senior Citizens and children 12 and under. For tickets access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 525-9300.

(Oct. 10)  The BETTS FAMILY, three generations of Cape May County photographers, are exhibiting their work at the Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. through October. There will be a “Meet the Artist Reception on Fri., Oct. 10th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is your opportunity to meet mother, son and granddaughter and compare their photography. Call (609) 399-7628 for information or go to www.oceancityartscenter.org. 

(Oct. 11) 3rd Annual Spooks and Kooks COSTUME SURF CONTEST and beach clean-up. Open to all. Entry fee 5 canned goods or a clothing donation. Registration starts 7:30 a.m. on 1st Street Beach. Divisons: Longboard, Shortboard, & SUP events and 13 and under. Prizes and trophies for all. For more details, visit us on Facebook spooks N kooks or call (609) 741-1156. 

(Oct.12) The Music of ERIC CLAPTON will be performed at the Music Pier at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. by the Charlie Phillips Band. Tickets are $15, call (609) 525-9300 (cash or checks) or www.brownpapertickets.com, credit card only.

(Oct. 18) The JUNIOR MISS OCEAN CITY Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. in the Music Pier. It is a scholarship pageant for ladies ages 12 to 15 competing for the title. Admission $10, call (609) 525-9300.

(Oct. 18) The Ocean City Fishing Club’s 47th Annual FISHING TOURNAMENT is set for City beaches from 15th St. south. Event is open to all interested in fishing. Register day of tournament at Ocean City Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave. from 5:30 to 7 a.m. For information, call (609) 893-5916 or ocfcitasac@aol.com. 

(Oct.18) RAILROAD RUN, 5k Run/Walk: Sponsored by the Ocean City Historical Museum beginning 9 a.m. with registration 8 a.m. Starting point is the 18th St. side of the Community Center near Simpson Ave. Pre-registration is $20, day of the race $25 in addition to contributions secured by participants. All receive a commemorative item plus a booklet on the history of Ocean City’s Railroad. Register at the Museum in the Community Center Complex, 17th and Simpson Ave. or call Noel Wirth (609) 399-1801.

(Oct. 18-19) The Shirt Shack HAYRIDES on the Boardwalk, free, noon to 4 p.m. Get on and off at 6th and 12th of Boardwalk. 

(Oct. 19) MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer: This American Cancer Society’s Walk is the largest network of Breast Cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 5th St. and Boardwalk. For information call 1-800-227-2345 or www.makingstrideswalk.org/southjerseyNJ.

(Oct. 22) The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., is hosting a series of provocative and educational programs in lecture Room N110 featuring Eddie Shiffler on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. A fascinating explanation of the history of Tarot Cards and the secrets that the cards hold. Join the talented author and musician for an informative and entertaining evening.

(Oct. 24) The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company invites you to a spooktacular evening of fun at this year’s “Black and Orange” Halloween Party at the Ocean City Yacht Club from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $65 a person and $75 after Oct. 11. This will be a fantastic costume party with food, refreshments, dancing and prizes. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com or call (609) 398-1118. 

(Oct. 25-26) STAGE FRIGHT: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Invisible Man presented by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s 6-12 grade student ensemble. Sat., Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26 at 2p.m. in the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for children under 12. An entertaining adaptation of the Stevenson classic.

(Oct. 29) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce presents WELCOME NIGHT, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Meet local groups, businesses and organizations. Free event. Call (609) 399-1412.

HALLOWEEN INFORMATION 

On Oct. 30th, The Ocean City Exchange Club’s 67th Annual HALLOWEEN Parade, 7:15 p.m. 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave.  Register only online at www.ochp.blogspot.com. Call Hotline for information 1-800-813-5580. No rain date.

DOWNTOWN TRICK or TREATING will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1-3 p.m.

CITY WIDE TRICK OR TREATING will be held on Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.

NEVER SWIM IN THE OCEAN IF NO LIFEGUARDS ARE ON DUTY

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