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Block Party, Fireworks, Entertainment and More This Weekend

Never has our INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND been packed with so much to do! In addition to the Mile Long Block Party on Saturday, a huge fireworks display has been set for Saturday evening preceded by entertainment. There will be shows at the Music Pier and Tabernacle, a seafood center at the Music Pier, Boardwalk table sales and downtown merchants will hold a sidewalk sale on Sunday. There will be FREE PARKING AT 5TH and Asbury next to the Fire House, free parking at the Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. in back of McDonalds and all Municipal Lots and parking meters will be free. I’d suggest entering the City by 34th St. or the Longport Bridges because of one lane traffic both ways on part of the 9th St. Causeway. There will... Read More

MS Bikers, Yard Sale, Underdog This Weekend, Block Party, Fireworks Next

Over 7,000 bikers will roll into Ocean City for the annual MS Bike-a-thon on Sat., Oct. 3. The event raises over $4 million for the Delaware Valley MS Society which services those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis and searches for a cure. Bikers begin arriving at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, before noon and will spend the day in Ocean City leaving Sunday morning on the return trip to the Philadelphia area. The event was started by Philadelphia TV anchor and author, Larry Kane. I had the pleasure of meeting with him to help plan the first ride. The initial bike tour had 30 riders, Larry and a group of his friends. The event is now one of the largest of its kind in the country. Larry’s mother... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY THIS WEEKEND OVER 7,000 BIKERS will roll into Ocean City for the annual MS Bike-a-thon on Sat., Oct. 3. The event raises over $4 million for the Delaware Valley MS Society which services those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis and searches for a cure. Bikers begin arriving at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, before noon and will spend the day in Ocean City leaving Sunday morning for the return trip to the Philadelphia area. The event was started by Philadelphia TV anchor and author, Larry Kane. The initial bike tour had 30 riders, Larry and a group of his friends. The event is now one of the largest of its kind in the country. Larry’s mother was MS afflicted and after she died he established... Read More

What’s Happening

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD winning poet, Mark Doty and novelist Paul Lisicky will read from and discuss their work 7 p.m., Fri., Sept.25 at the Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. It’s not often that you get to meet a major poet and celebrated author on the same program. Admission is $5, call the Ocean City Art Center            609-399-7628       for reservations as seating is limited. The reading is made possible by a grant from the Ocean City Free Public Library. OVER 400 CORVETTES , one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, will be displayed on the Boardwalk Sunday, Sept 27 from 6th to14th Sts. Show hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a special display of “hot rod” Corvettes in front of the Music Pier,... Read More

Air Festivals, South Side Johnny This Weekend, Corvettes, Country Band Next

AVIATION WEEKEND: Our colorful and exciting Aviation Weekend is set for Sat. and Sun. Sept. 19-20. It includes a huge ground display of World War II Planes, Ultra Lights, Home Built, Classics and War Birds at the Municipal Airport on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will include a model airplane demonstration, tours of an FAA Twin Engine Plane, a Banner Pick-Up, a Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration and an opportunity to meet the performers in Sunday’s Aerobatic Air Show. There will also be a paper airplane contest for children at 11 a.m. between Hangers A and B, face painters for kids, airplane and helicopter rides for a fee. Greyhound dogs, refreshments and a mini playground for children The show on Sun, Sept. 20 is from 1 to 3 p.m.... Read More

September 11th Ceremony, Street Rods This Weekend, Aviation Festival Next

SEPTEMBER 11: Ocean City remembers victims of the September 11th tragedy and celebrates its heroes. The remembrance ceremony begins 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 6th and Wesley Ave. John Divel, Commander of American Legion Post #524 and active in many veterans’ organizations, will be guest speaker. Bagpipe music will be part of the ceremony. In the event of bad weather, the ceremony will be held in the Tabernacle Auditorium across the street. IT’S STREET ROD WEEKEND: Over 300 colorfully modified cars will be on display at the Sports and Civic Center parking lot, 6th St. off Boardwalk, Friday through Sunday (Sept. 11-13). On Saturday the cars will be on the Boardwalk from noon till 4 p.m. This week’s show is open to all street rods with no age restrictions and... Read More

Ocean City September Highlights

Sept. 11: OCEAN CITY REMEMBERS the victims of the September 11th tragedy and celebrates it heroes. Remembrance ceremony begins at 11 a.m. John Divel, Commander of American Legion Post # 524 of Ocean City will be guest speaker. There will be bagpipe music. Sept. 11-13: THE ANNUAL STREET ROD WEEKEND, Over 300 colorfully modified cars will be on display at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk Friday through Sunday. On Sat. the cars will move to the boardwalk from noon till 4 p.m. There will be a craft show at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace on Sat., Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a Fashion Show in the Music Pier auditorium at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. Also on Sat., Sept 12 the... Read More

US Navy Country Band to Play Free Concert Sept 27

Country Current, the United States Navy’s Country Band, will be featured in a free concert at the Music Pier on Sun., Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The popular group has entertained here before to a full house. The talented seven member ensemble has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Now, the White House and the Wheeling Jamboree. They play all types of country music from contemporary country rock to traditional Blue Grass and Western Swing. Free tickets are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. 609-525-9300. Annex hours are Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free tickets are also available by sending a stamped, self addressed envelope to Community Services, 901 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226. Requests are limited to six tickets. The U.S.Navy’s Jazz Band is scheduled for... Read More

About Little Miss Ocean City, Weird Contest Week and More

Last Saturday a new Miss Ocean City was selected at the Music Pier. Dana Piccollo will be taking over for Molly Lavin who was an outstanding Miss Ocean City. On Fri., Aug. 21, a new LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY will be crowned. Carley Boehning, the reigning Little Miss, will be featured with emcee Ashleigh Udavalos, first runner-up to Miss New Jersey from Millville. Carley, a talented dancer, like her good friend Molly Lavin, has represented the City admirably, attending many events and assisting with our contests. There will be 19 contestants in the 20th Annual Little Miss Ocean City Pageant and it should be a great show. The contest is sponsored by the Ocean City Recreation Division and set for 7 p.m. on Friday at the Music Pier. Tickets are $10, available... Read More