Learn more about OCNJ happenings with press releases from the Ocean City Chamber. From the latest OCNJ news to details on upcoming events, you’ll be in-the-know.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin Named Night in Venice Grand Marshal
Nastia Liukin will serve as grand marshal for the 62nd annual Night in Venice boat parade on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
Liukin was a five-time Olympic gymnastics medalist and the all-around champion at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She will work as an NBC Sports commentator for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Liukin is known to many from her appearances in “Dancing With the Stars” and numerous other television shows.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Now Open 'Encounters'
On Ocean City Boardwalk Offers Futuristic, Interactive Family Fun
New indoor attraction features laser obstacle course, alien-themed mirror maze and fast-paced Time Freak game suitable for all ages
OCEAN CITY, NJ (June 27, 2016) – Walk through the doors at Encounters on the Ocean City Boardwalk and you enter a world of super-spy challenges, perplexing mazes and adrenaline-boosting excitement.
Mark Benevento, President of Adventure Golf South who also owns the Haunted Golf and Congo Falls mini-golf courses on the Ocean City Boardwalk, said he saw an attraction like Encounters in Monterey, CA and knew he had to bring it to Ocean City.
“We wanted something exciting and different – something the whole family can enjoy,” said Benevento. “With three separate experiences, it’s fun for all ages, gets people actively engaged and creates great memories. It's the first of its kind on the Boardwalk.”
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Humane Society of OC Announces Annual Fundraisers
The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) will hold its annual golf tournament on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Harbor Pines Country Club in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The HSOC will then hold its first “Show Us Your Paws” parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with registration starting at 4:00 p.m. at 6th Street on the Boardwalk. Both events serve as HSOC fundraisers.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Mayor Gillian to Speak at Chamber Luncheon
Monday, April 11, 2016
Ocean City, NJ Wins Best Beach in America Contest
Voters nationwide have chosen Ocean City, NJ as the Best Beach in America.
Coastal Living magazine announced the winner of its “Best Beach” contest on Monday morning. Ocean City received more than 100,000 votes in the final round to win the title.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Ocean City Bike Advocates Receive Highest Honor
NJ Bike & Walk Coalition's 'Advocate of the Year' Awards Presented to BikeOCNJ at Annual Summit
New Jersey’s statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization has designated Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli and Ocean City bike advocacy group BikeOCNJ as the 2016 recipients of its Advocate of the Year Award. Selected by the Board of Directors of the NJ Bike & Walk Coalition each year, individuals and organizations are given the award in recognition of their excellence in the bicycle and pedestrian advocacy movement.
"This year's recipients truly distinguished themselves through their highly effective advocacy efforts," said Brian Stolar, Chair of the NJ Bike & Walk Coalition Board of Directors. "Mayor Lucarelli and BikeOCNJ were instrumental in seeing Complete Streets realized not only as a policy and planning principle, but also as a fully implemented practice that is making their communities safer and more vibrant."
Mayor Lucarelli and Bike OCNJ, represented by Co-chairs Thomas Heist and Drew Fasy, were presented with their awards at last Saturday's NJ Bike & Walk Summit at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
First Night Offers 8 Hours of New Year's Entertainment for Just $15
OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- First Night, Ocean City’s Gala New Year’s Eve celebration, offers a variety of entertainment for families and individuals for just $15 a person. After Dec. 15th, price will be $20. Buy your admission buttons now and take advantage of the discount.
The holiday gala features 76 entertainment programs at central locations from 4 p.m. till midnight. There will be a fireworks show at midnight, weather permitting.
“Where else can you find such varied and professional entertainment for just $15? The only place to enjoy such an event at the New Jersey shore is in Ocean City,” says First Night chair person, Michele Gillian. “OceanCity is the place to be on New Year’s Eve.”
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Ocean City Receives State Award for Complete Streets Excellence
OCEAN CITY, N.J.: This Family Resort recently received the State of New Jersey’s “Complete Streets Excellence Award.” The City was commended “for instituting an all encompassing program to provide a “safe, multi-modal transportation system that is accessible to all.”
The transportation system of “honoree communities” must accommodate transit-riders, pedestrians, and cyclists as well as motorists. Roads must be safe for children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities as well as able-bodied adults. New Jersey’s “Complete Streets Movement” seeks to institutionalize these principles in all state communities.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Michael Dattilo Named Citizen of the Year
Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the recipients of the Chamber’s 2015 Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards. The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s dinner Monday, November 16th at The Ocean City Yacht Club.
This year, the Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to Ocean City resident, Michael Dattilo. Mr. Dattilo has worked for the City of Ocean City in numerous capacities for more than three decades. He is the former Business Administrator for the City of Ocean City. As the Business Administrator, he was the chief operating officer, overseeing the following departments: Law, Community Services, Public Works, Financial Management, Police Services and Fire & Rescue Services. Additionally, Dattilo served as the Department Head for the following Divisions: Emergency Management, Engineering / Project Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Purchasing.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
OCNJ Office of Emergency Management Statement - Joaquin 2
CITY OF OCEAN CITY, NJ OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATEMENT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015 ; TIME 4:00 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for our area.
Moderate to major coastal flooding is likely for the next few high tide cycles.
High tide along the bay front will occur at the following times:
· Thursday at 11:26 pm
· Friday at 11:52 am
· Saturday 12:50 pm
Monday, September 28, 2015
WHO: The Frankenstein Monster and his artwork
WHAT: Return to the Ocean City Free Public Library
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: In the Atrium of the Library by the steps to the art Center, 17th and Simpson Ave.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Clean Ocean Action to Receiver $2,200 From Beach Badge Jewelry Sales
Henry’s Fine Jewelry, 1236 Boardwalk, has created an on-going program to benefit the important environmental work of Clean Ocean Action. This past summer, the popular Boardwalk Jewelers, created an “Ocean City Beach Badge Bracelet.” A percentage of the sales generated by this popular item is donated to COA.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Meet Local Businesses, City and Local Officials and Numerous Organizations at “Welcome Night”
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is continuing their proud tradition of hosting “Welcome Night”. This year, “Welcome Night” will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at its traditional venue at the Ocean City Music Pier. Admission is free and all area residents are encouraged to attend. Fabulous door prizes provided by local businesses will be given out throughout the evening.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
OC Chamber to Host 2015 Business Summit
WHO: Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce
WHAT: Join theOcean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the Annual Business Summit for updates from the different business segment leaders on the 2015 summer season.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
OC Chamber to Roast GOCTC's Michael Hartman
Thursday, August 27, 2015
OC Board of Realtors Fall Golf Event to Benefit OC VFW Post 6650
The Ocean City Board of REALTORS® announces its Fall Golf Event, a fundraiser to benefit the Ocean City VFW Post 6650, at the Greate Bay Country Club, Egg Harbor Township, on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Early Bird rate of $120 per golfer is available now through September 15th and after 9/15 the regular individual player rate is $140. The ticket price includes golf, lunch, dinner, and award/auction event. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m., the Shotgun Start is at 12:30 p.m. and dinner with an awards ceremony and silent auction is at 6:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are available for $50 per person.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant Set for Wednesday, August 5th
The Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant, an event eagerly awaited by crabs and their best friends alike, is set for 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 5th at the 6th St. Beach. Entry is free. Registration starts at noon on boardwalk between 5th and 6th Sts.
The contest is sanctioned by NASCRAB, the National Assn. of Crab Activities at the Beach, an Ocean City Organization. Several years ago OceanCity was contacted by Virginia Beach, Va. asking permission to run a similar event and was granted a franchise.
Past winners of Miss Crustacean include Crabopatra, an exotic Egyptian Crab, Copa Crabana, a sultry show girl crustacean, Crab Salad, Taxi Crab and Pirates of the Crabibbean.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Register Now for Ocean City Baby Parade
Registrations are now being taken for Ocean City’s 106th Baby Parade set for Thursday, August 13th starting 5:30 p.m. Route is from 6th to 12 Sts. on the Boardwalk. It is the longest continuously running Baby Parade in the Country.
Photo engraver, Leo Bamberger, an organizer of Labor Day, founded the Parade in 1909. The event has featured many prominent grand marshals including baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio. Movie star Grace Kelley, a summer resident of Ocean City in her youth, was a big fan of the Parade.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Outrageous Rings Celebrates Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in honor of the grand opening of Ocean City’s newest business, Outrageous Rings, located at 1348 Boardwalk, in Ocean City, NJ. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
10th Ocean City Fine Art & Handcraft Festival
SATURDAY JULY 18, THE OCEAN CITY TABERNACLE
When shoppers wander through the color bursting aisles of the huge Jersey Shore Artisans Guild fine art and handcraft festival on Saturday, July 18 they will see this sign prominently displayed in every booth:
“WE GUARANTEE THAT EVERY ITEM HAS BEEN HANDCRAFTER BY US”
Show producer JoAnne Schaut, Director of the Artisans Guild, explains that today many craft items are produced overseas and imported through wholesalers. “That is not what we offer,” she explains. “Not only must the items be handmade in America but they must be sold by the artisan who created them and can answer questions about every piece”
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