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Miss New Jersey, Jeeps and Fireworks This Week

The MISS NEW JERSEY PAGEANT returns to Ocean City this week. So do an army of Jeeps and a giant fireworks display.

The Pageant is set for June 12th to 14th with a Boardwalk Parade on Wed., June 11. All events begin at 7 p.m.

The annual Parade features all 24 contestants showing their shoes and dressed in colorful costumes. There will be music, marching units and other features in the popular event.

Preliminaries will be held June 12-13 with the finals set for Sat., June 14, at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. All programs start at 7 p.m. The winner will represent the State at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.

Ocean City will be represented by former Miss Ocean City, Devon Vanderslice and Sarah Ford, former Little Miss and Junior Miss Ocean City. Ticket prices are $35 for the preliminaries and $50 for the final. A three night package is available for $110. For tickets call (609) 315-1423. For more information on the Pageant visit www.missnewjersey.net.

On June 13-14, over 400 Jeeps will be displayed in Ocean City during the second annual JEEP INVASION Weekend. Give Dad a Weekend to Remember: On June 13, the Jeeps will be displayed on Asbury Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m. lining up on Asbury Ave from 6th to 9th Streets. On Sat., June 14 the Jeeps will line the Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Sts. Twenty vendors will be featured in the Saturday display. The New Jersey Jeep Assn. provides the rally that is sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants and Ocean City Tourism Commission.

June 14- FIREWORKS DISPLAY presented by The Ocean City NJ Boardwalk Merchants Association – two new fireworks shows for the 2014 Summer Season. Fireworks on Saturday, June 14, 10:30 p.m. off the Ocean City Boardwalk will be in celebration of the Jeep Invasion event and Father’s Day Weekend. Another exciting display will be on Wednesday, July 16th.

June 14 – The Ocean City Gardens Civic Association is holding a Flag Pole Dedication to those Veterans from the Gardens Section of Ocean city. It will be held on June 14th,2014, Flag Day, at 11AM at the Longport Toll Plaza in Ocean City. The American Legion, VFW, Mayor Gillian, Peggy Lloyd , Ambassador and former Congressman William Hughes, Sr.  will be in attendance and participate in the dedication. All are welcome. For additional information call 609-391-1657.

June 16-21 is RESTAURANT WEEK in Ocean City. Choose from participating members special dining selections from Price Fix (Prix Fixe) Menus! For details visit www.eatinocnj.com.

June 25: BROADWAY ON THE BOARDWALK V:  Watch Broadway come to life in this all new production that celebrates Broadway and the 7th Anniversary of Michael J. Hartman’s Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. The program features Broadway star Julia Murney.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wed., June 25 at the historic Ocean City Music Pier and is a perfect way to kick off the 7th season of the company. Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in “Wicked” after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Tickets are $25 for orchestra and $20 Solarium, available at the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248 (9249) or by calling (609) 525-9300 or from www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(June 20-21) Sports Cards & Collectibles Show –11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Music Pier. Vendors fill sell baseball cards, figurines, signed memorabila and more. For information, call (215) 359-7789 or visit www.sbsportspromotions.com.

The Theatre Company also announces that registration is now open for their 2014 Music, Theatre and Dance Summer Camps and Classes, call (609) 398-1118 or visit info@oceancitytheatrecompany.com.

(June 21) The renowned Philadelphia BOY’S CHOIR will perform 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be reserved by calling (609) 399-2748. For more information, call (609) 399-2988 or visit www.stpetersumcdc.org.

(June 21) ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW will feature over 300 vintage vehicles at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be a Boardwalk Parade after 2 p.m. For Information, call (609) 909-9424.

(June 21-22) RELAY FOR LIFE of Ocean City, 6 p.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. and Boardwalk. This is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that celebrates survivors, remembers those lost to the disease and lets us fight back. Participants walk in a loop while participating in games, activities and on-site fund raisers. For information, call (404) 653-8071 or visit www.relayforlife.org/oceancitynj.

(June 22) OCEAN CITY POPS Opening Concert with singer BOBBY RYDELL – 7-30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. See and Hear legendary singer Bobby Rydell perform his greatest hits from American Bandstand, the Ed Sullivan Show, the Milton Berle Show… Including “Volare,”  “Wild One,” “Swingin’ School,” etc. Tickets are still available in the Solarium for $25 at Ocean City Box Office on Boardwalk (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(June 22) A Benefit for the “Where Angels Play Foundation” sponsored by the Fire Fighters FMBA of Ocean City. Supports the construction of playgrounds in honor of youngsters who have lost their lives during senseless, violent, school attacks. One playground was recently constructed in Ocean City. Buffet and Beverages at DiOrio’s Café, Somers Point. Tickets $25.  For tickets, call (609) 525-9182.

(June 23-27) JULY JUBILEE – A Fun Filled week of Contests including French Fry Sculpting, Saltwater Taffy Sculpting, Paper Clip Sculpting, That’s The Way the Cookie  Crumbles and Beadamania. Entry free. Prizes Awarded. Contests begin at 11 a.m. daily at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Call (609) 525-3900.

(June 27) Legendary singer PEGGY KING, one of the few legendary stars of stage, screen, television and night clubs still performing today, will appear in concert at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. The free show is set for 7 p.m. in the main auditorium. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Peggy King has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been featured on stage and in movies with dozens of legends including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mel Torme and Andre Previn. She will appear with The All Star Jazz Trio on June 27th. For information, call (609) 399-2434, Ext.5238 or email Karen@oceancitylibrary.org.

NOTICE- Call today to reserve your child’s spot in one of the Ocean City Arts Centers 54 summer camps. Subjects are painting, drawing, cartooning, dance, pottery, sculpture, mosaics, music, guitar and more. Camp hours are 9 a.m. till noon and 12-30 to 3-30 p.m.

Most classes are for ages 6-11. There is a camp for pre-school children and a film and TV camp for pre-teens. For information, visit www.oceancityartscenter.org or call (609) 399-7628.

NOTICE: There will be a summer book sale in the Atrium of the O.C. Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., on Fri., June 27 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sat., June 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include Nonfiction hardbacks, Paperbacks, Large Print books, Children and Young Adult Books, plus specially priced Items, DVDs, CDS, Videos, Records, Puzzles.

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