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It’s Less Than Two Weeks Till Night in Venice. Register Now For Contests!

July 16: NIGHT IN VENICE is early this year: July 16, less than two weeks away. It’s time to register your boat or home for the annual competition. The Boat Parade begins 6:30 p.m. by the Longport Bridge and ends at Tennessee Ave. Optional theme this year is Broadway on the Bay. Entry is free. There will be cash prizes for all who enter boats plus trophies for boat winners and best decorated homes. Boat participants will receive $50 cash cards to enhance decorations providing they finish the Parade. Plus boat captains will be given a special gift and all boat owners will receive a free photo of their boat. All boat and home entrants will be given a decorative mug featuring the Broadway theme. Grand... Read More

City to Celebrate Fourth of July with Bike Parades, Music and More

July 4th Weekend: A giant fireworks display, two colorful bike parades, a Broadway staged performance of Music Man and a Kite Flying Contest will highlight the City’s July 4th weekend events. The weekend kicks off on Sun., July 3 with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra and the Ocean City Theatre Company presenting theMusic Man. The show is set for the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave., on Sun., July 3 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be performances on July 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. plus a matinee on Wed., July 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office,609-525-9248 or from www.ocnj.us. Two Bike Parades are set for July 4th. The South Ocean City Parade begins at 40th and Asbury Ave. at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9... Read More

BOYS CHOIR, AUTO SHOW, POPS OPENS, SERVICE BAND NEXT

(June 24) Ocean City Exchange Club CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music Pier Pavilion, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For vendor information, call 610-368-6656. (June 24) ROCK THE BOARDS 3 Concert, South Jersey's Bound By Nothing hosts music showcase starting 5 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show will feature some of the area's top original musical artists from different genres in a family- friendly atmosphere suitable for all ages. Visitwww.freshfromthevine.com or call             856-357-0000      . (This phone number is correct) (June 25) The Ocean City Sailing Foundation will hold an Open House, Sat., June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bayside Center, 525 Bay Ave. In addition to free sailboat rides, all of the Foundation's boats will be on display and instructors will answer questions about the sport of sailing and available classes. (June 25) The World Renowned Philadelphia... Read More

Miss New Jersey, Father’s Day Fest This Week, July Jubilee Next

REMINDER: The Miss New Jersey Parade will be held on Wed., June 15 starting 7 p.m. Route will be 6th to 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk. (June 16-18) Twenty-three title holders from throughout the State will compete for the MISS NEW JERSEY crown, June 16-18. The Pageant will be held in the Music Pier Auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. The winner of the Miss New Jersey Pageant will vie for the Miss America crown this coming January in Las Vegas. Returning as primary emcee will be Miss New Jersey, 1995, Dena Blizzard, a popular stand up comic, who has received national recognition for her humor based on the trials and tribulations of being a mother. She has emceed the event continuously in recent years and has become a favorite among Miss New... Read More

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

FLOWER SHOW, LULU TEMPLE CONCERT AND PARADE THIS WEEKEND

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

Memorial Day Weekend Events; Ted Prior Remembered

The Memorial Day Weekend begins at noon, Friday, May 27 at the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Mayor Jay Gillian plus former and present Lifeguards will meet for the traditional turning of the key to "open the ocean." Following the key turning, a large group of folks dressed in business attire, some toting brief cases, will do "their thing." It will be time once again for the Business Person's dramatic march into the Ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance. This spectacle will be led by Chairman John Walton of Century 21 Real Estate. John estimates a record turnout of 100 participants bolstered by a contingent of 46 children all of whom have vowed to become future business persons in Ocean City. This year's march that greets the new season... Read More

About Barks on Boards, Ocean Dip, South Side Johnny and More

BARKS ON THE BOARDS, the popular pet walk that raises money for the Ocean City Humane Society, is set for Sun., May 29 from noon till 2 p.m. on the Memorial Day Weekend. The event begins in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, between 8th and 9th Streets with registration at 11:30 a.m. The Pet Walk provides canines and their best friends a rare opportunity to enjoy the City’s famed ‘walk. Over 500 dogs toured the boardwalk last year. The only other time pets are allowed on the boards is during the Doo Dah Parade in April when over 500 bassets waddle for the benefit of the Tri State Basset Hound Rescue League. Only dogs registered for Barks on the Boards will be allowed on the ‘Walk. A Canine... Read More

Spring Block Party Sat, Memorial Day Weekend Coming Soon

The BLOCK PARTY is back! The City's popular mile-long Spring event is set for Sat., May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normally held the first Saturday in May, the party was scheduled one week later this year so as not to conflict with Mother’s Day. The event extends from 5th to 14th Streets on Asbury Ave. and features over 400 crafters, plus food vendors, entertainment, pony rides for children and public service displays. It is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. NOTE: Parking will be free on all City lots for Saturday only. The free parking closest to the block party will be at the Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. in back of Mc Donald's, at the Municipal Parking Lot, 5th and Asbury Ave. next to the... Read More