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Huge Corvette Show on Boardwalk Sunday

(Sept. 22) Over 350 CORVETTES will roll into Ocean City on Sunday. The huge show will include all Corvette models ever produced. The Boardwalk Corvette Club reports the display will stretch from 5th to 14th Streets on the boardwalk. The exhibit is scheduled from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. No bikes will be permitted in the area during this time. The Boardwalk Corvette Club will also have cars exhibited on the concrete area in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Show's theme this year is "Jersey Strong." Corvette T Shirts will be sold at this site. Proceeds benefit local charities. The Ocean City Humane Society will also have a sales table at the Music Pier. They will sell items to benefit the "no kill" shelter named one of the... Read More

Sept. 11 Ceremony, Two Free Air Shows Set for This Week

(Sept. 11) The City’s annual SEPTEMBER 11TH Ceremony will be held on Wednesday starting 6 p.m. at the Fire House grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave.  Keynote speaker will be Mayor Jay A. Gillian and there will be an invocation and remarks by Rev. Brian Roberts, St. Peter’s UMC. The L/Cpl. George Dramis Marine Corps  Color Guard will present the colors, Julia Mary Wilson will sing the National Anthem and the Flag Salute will be led by Bob Marzulli, Commander of the American Legion Post and Michael Morrissey,  Commander of the VFW. Ocean City Chief of Fire and Rescue Services, Christopher Breunig, will open the program with the Striking of the Four Fives. Laying of the wreath will be by City Police and Fire representatives. Wreath was donated by Spinning Wheel Florists. Amazing Grace... Read More

Street Rods Arrive in Time for Smokey Joe’s Cafe

(Sept. 6-8)  STREET RODS, colorful, classic cars, return to Ocean City this weekend. The vehicles arrive starting Friday at noon and depart Sunday at 1p.m. following an awards ceremony. They will be on display at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., a new location this year. On Saturday the Street Rods will be displayed on the Boardwalk from noon till 4 p.m. The Street Rodders will arrive just in time to enjoy Ocean City Theatre Company’s performances of “SMOKEY JOE’S Café, set for Sept. 6-7 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, 7:30 p.m. Call (609) 525-9300 for information. This Pop Music classic by legends Leiber and Stoller features over 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded including Love Potion #9, On Broadway, Downtown, Hound Dog, Stand by Me and... Read More

King and Queen of Plop set for August 30th in Ocean City

By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist OCEAN CITY, N.J.: How does Ocean City greet the coming of the fall season? By plopping,what else? For the past five years this family resort has held the KING & QUEEN of PLOP Contest. Participants demonstrate dramatic plops on the sand to illustrate their enthusiasm for the fall, a beautiful time in Ocean City with many special events. On Fri., Aug. 30, a group of “right proper ploppers” will vie for the title of the King and Queen of Plop or Mr. Fall Guy or Miss Fall Gal. After the winner is announced contestants hold hands and perform a “mass plopping” as a goodwill, no sore loser gesture. Contestants may register starting 10:30 a.m. at 9th St. Beach. Contest starts at 11 a.m. Entry is free and prizes... Read More

Fireworks, Shell Pitching and Plopping Coming Your Way

Residents and visitors will enjoy an additional FIREWORKS SHOW this season, a gigantic display ignited from a barge off the 9th Street Beach on Sat., Aug. 24. The event is a thank you to everyone who supported us this season in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. It also recognizes the quick action by the City and the work of our many volunteer groups like OCNJ.CARE that made a quick recovery possible. The event begins 7:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, reports Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. It will begin with a program of non denominational “prayer and song” by local clergy and choirs. At 8 p.m., there will be continuous entertainment on the Boardwalk featuring bands, strolling entertainers and costumed characters. At... Read More

An August Thanksgiving in Ocean City

A THANKFUL RESORT WILL CELEBRATE WITH FIREWORKS & MORE Ocean City will celebrate Thanksgiving twice this year. Later in November but first on Saturday, August 24 when it will treat its loyal vacationers to an evening of entertainment capped by a gigantic fireworks display. “We have a lot to be thankful for,” declared Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. “First we were able to bounce back quickly from Hurricane Sandy, thanks to immediate and decisive action by the City and the efforts of an army of volunteers headed by OCNJ.CARE. Assistance Centers were set up immediately in order to feed and clothe those in need. By New Year’s Eve we were able to host10,000 visitors during our popular First Night Celebration. “We are fortunate to have very loyal... Read More

Unusual Events Plentiful in Ocean City This Week

August 7th: Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant followed by the King of Klutz Crab races. Event starts 1 p.m. in the volley ball section of the 6th St. Beach. Glamorous Crabettes, many on colorful displays, vie for the Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup, symbol of Crustacean comeliness. Past winners include such legends as Crabunzel, Crabopatra, Copacrabana and Pirates of the Crabibbean. Winner creeps down a flower bedecked runway while all sing “Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean.” The Pageant is followed by the rollicking, King of Klutz Races with about 150 crabathletes creeping and clunking over an 8 ft. plywood oval. The winner is declared the King of Klutz and receives a plaque that says so. Entry is free in both contests. A Sand Sculpting Contest precedes Miss Crustacean starting 9 a.m. on... Read More

Peggy Lloyd Named Grand Marshal of City’s Baby Parade

OCEAN CITY, N.J. She won’t be 100 until Sept. 10th. But that’s okay. Ocean City has named Peggy Lloyd grand marshal of its 104th Baby Parade on Aug. 8. It will give her a well deserved, pre-100th Birthday celebration during the popular event. Lloyd may be approaching 100 but is as energetic as ever. This past week she climbed up a ladder and trimmed the Holly Tree in her back yard. In the winter she shovels the snow off her sidewalk. She is often seen walking the beach and her daily routine up to recently included an 8 mile bike ride to the end of the Boardwalk and back from her Gardens home. The petite, lady was ski instructor during World War ll in Newfoundland. She worked for the USO at a... Read More

Artisans Guild Craft Show Will Attract Crowds on Saturday

(July 27) The popular Jersey Shore ARTISANS GUILD CRAFT SHOW attracts hundreds of visitors to Ocean City. Created by City residents, JoAnne and Norman Schaut, all proceeds from the event are donated to local charities.  The one-day show features outstanding crafters, photographers, artists and gourmet food specialists. It will be held at Carey Stadium field and inside the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Featured artist is Diana Hydock of Freeland, Pa. who specializes in contemporary mixed media, framed collages, clay, paper and Garden Sculptures. Her subjects include shore scenes, animals and flowers. Visitors will also find unusual crafts such as matching girl and doll dresses, shell art, hand crafted wood/rope chairs, handmade concrete items such as bird baths and benches and beaded wired glass and metal serving pieces.  Hours... Read More