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Two Exciting Free Air Shows Set For Ocean City

Some great aerial entertainment is coming your way. And it’s free!

In less that two weeks Ocean City will present two exciting and entertaining air shows in two days.

The first is the ANNUAL AIR FESTIVAL at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, 26th and Bay Ave. It’s set for Sat., Sept 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a ground display of a B25J Mitchell World War II Bomber plus a WW2 Grumman TBM Avenger. Bring your cameras. You will want to take photos of these legendary aircraft.

The airport runway will be covered by interesting aircraft. These will include Classics, Antiques, Ultralights, Warbirds and Homebuilts. There will also be military vehicles and antique cars on display.

There will also be air demonstrations, a paper airplane contest for children, face painting and refreshments. Helicopter and airplane rides will be available for purchase.

An exciting feature of the festival is the Model Airplane Demonstrations by the New Jersey Pine Barons RC Club of Mt. Laurel. Tiny jets will zoom past at speeds of 100 miles per hour. Model planes will ascend and plunge over the runway performing complicated maneuvers. It’s a fascinating sight.

The exhibit of parked planes will be judged and prizes awarded.  There will be free parking and a shuttle service to the Festival from the Shelter Road Lot off Bay and Tennessee Ave.

There will be a Bubble Exhibition by the Ocean City Board of Realtors, Paper Clip Sculpting and more. For information call (609) 525-9223 or visit www.ocnj.us.

On Sept. 14 a thrilling AEROBATIC AIR SHOW is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. with planes spanning the Beach and Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Sts. This free event features Team AeroDynamix Formation Sensation, the world’s largest air show team. Also featured are Bill Gordon and the Stearman.

The program also includes the Raiders Flight Demonstration Team, Jason Flood Pitts S1-T Aerobatics and more. Call (609) 525-9300 or visit www.ocnj.us.

REMINDER: More than 150 STREET RODS will be in town Sept. 5-7. An array of the colorful vehicles will be displayed on the Boardwalk and at the Tabernacle Grounds, Sixth and Asbury Ave. There will be a Boardwalk display of cars on Sat., Sept. 6th from noon till 4 p.m. Cars will enter the boardwalk at 5th St. and be displayed from 6th to 14th St.

The weekend includes a craft show at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, on Sat. Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The popular Van-Dells will present a music and variety show at the Pier on Saturday at 8 p.m. The band specializes in hits of the 50s and 60s. Admission is $20, the public is invited. Tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248 or on line at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

LOOKING AHEAD: On Sept. 21 the Boardwalk CORVETTES roll into town with over 400 entries including every model on the colorful car. The Corvettes will be displayed from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Boardwalk, rain or shine. For information, call (609) 457-0081. For registration access www.boardwalkcorvettes.com.

(Sept. 7) The Ocean City Pops presents OUR THREE TENORS II, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, one of the Pops most popular shows. Tickets are $20. Call (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Sept. 10) The Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents A NIGHT IN OLD VIENNA, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier featuring Chloe Moore and Stephen LaBrie. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of The Best of Johann Strauss, Jr., waltzes, polkas and inspirational marches. Tickets $15/$10 at the Music Pier Box Office, access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice  or call (609)525-9248.

(Sept. 14) Enjoy SEASONAL DELIGHTS, a program by the Ocean City Pops Orchestra 7:30 p.m. at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Award winning violinist Elena Urisote plays the enchanting Bruch Concerto and Trumpeter Steven Franklin performs the brilliant Tomasi Concerto. Tickets are $15 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, call (609)525-9248

(Sept. 17)  Jack Devine, a 32 year veteran agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and author of a recent memoir, “Good Hunting, an American SPYMASTER’S Story,” will be guest speaker at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st Annual Luncheon, noon, at the Flanders Hotel. Tickets for the luncheon are $40, available at the Museum, 1735 Simpson Ave. For more information, call (609)399-1801.

(Sept. 20) The Seventh Annual “Music FOR THE HEART” a night of song and dance to benefit the American Heart Assn. will be held 6 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $10. Call Chris, (609) 653-4677.

(Sept. 27) Operation First Response WALK FOR THE WOUNDED, a three mile walk on the Boardwalk, begins and ends at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Registration is 8:30 a.m., ceremony honoring our military, 9:30 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Special guest will be Phil Martelli, head coach of St. Joseph’s University Basketball team. There will be Music by Tidal Wave. Raise $50 and receive a long-sleeve shirt. Sponsored by Ocean City Home Bank, call (609) 399-0012 or visit www.walkforthewounded.org.

(Sept. 27) The MS CITY TO SHORE Ride, one of the largest in the country, raises $5.6 million to make a difference in the lives of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. The            scenic ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support and SAG rest stops. It’s a wonderful riding experience for a vital cause. For more information, call, 1-800-445-bike or visit www.mscycling.org.

September 8th –  Fall Classes begin at the Ocean Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., with many children’s art, adult and teen classes. Visit www.OceanCityArtsCenter.org or call (609) 399-7628.

(Through Sept.) The Ocean City Fine Art League’s themed exhibit is “The Beauty of Trees” this month. League is located at 608 Asbury Ave. Admission is free. Call (609) 814-0308 or access art@oceancityfineartsleague.org.

  REMEMBER TO SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED BEACHES

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