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Night in Venice Boat Parade set for 6 P.M. on the Bay

The Colorful Night In Venice Boat Parade starts 6 p.m. on Sat., July 20th. The route is from the Longport Bridge, along the Bay front, through lagoons to Tennessee Ave. Grandstands will be set up from Battersea Rd. to 16th St. and at Tennessee Ave. along the Bay front for free viewing. The Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., will also be open as a picnic and viewing area with entertainment. Gates open at 4 p.m. with entertainment starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. Call (609) 525-9300.

Free Jitney service will run as in previous years from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will start at the Municipal Air Port, 25th and Bay Ave., proceed to the Aquatic and Fitness Center 18th and Simpson Ave. for pick ups and then run along the Bay Ave. to the Bayside Center. There will be free parking at the Airport and adjacent soccer field on Shelter Rd. off Tennessee Ave.

 

There will be a new SEE FOOD Weekend, Fri., July 19 to Sun. July 21 with restaurants and eateries throughout the City offering specials. Look for the SEE and ENJOY signs at participating restaurants. In light of the storm, we would like visitors to patronize all Ocean City Restaurants during the weekend. This event takes the place of the Asbury Ave. Festival.

Ocean City’s 4th Annual Tribute to the Philippines will be held at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 20-21. In addition, a special HEALTH FAIR is set for the Senior Room of the Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Music Pier Tribute will feature Filipino performers including dancers and instrumentalists, plus Yo Yo Demonstrations on Saturday only. Free Blood Pressure and Sugar Check ups will be offered on Saturday. The Tribute also offers an array of Filipino crafts, products, packaged foods and tourism displays. The event will be covered by GMA Pinoy TV, the largest TV Network in the Philippines and a major sponsor of the Festival. The network will be sending stories from Ocean City during the weekend to its stations in the U.S.A. and the Philippines.

On Sun., July 21, (as mentioned above) Philippine doctors, nurses and dieticians will present a free Health Fair at the Community Center Senior Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., that will feature an array of services including Shoulder and Back Massage, Body Mass Index, Lung Capacity, Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Testing plus healthy life style and nutritional alternatives.

(July 20) Annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim—Registration 8 a.m. at the 34th St. Beach Patrol Station, 34th and Beach. Race starts at 10 a.m.

(July 21) Ocean City Nor’easters v Baltimore Bohemians, 7 p.m. kick-off, Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk, $10 adults, $7 Youth (under 16). Watch the Nor’easter’s U23 team play Kirkwood at 4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 525-9999.

(July 21) Ocean City Pops presents “Fly Me to the Moon” celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Concert features vocalist Michael Martocci and Mr. Sinatra’s long time conductor, Vincent Falcone, Jr., sponsored by Johnson’s Popcorn. Tickets $20/$12 at Music Pier Box Office, call (609) 525-9248.

(July 21) Tim Zimmerman & King’s Brass Concert- Nine piece virtuoso ensemble at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 7 p.m., free admission. Call (609) 399-1915 or visit www.OCTabernacle.org.

(July 22) Dorothy Meets Alice, an Ocean City Theatre Co. production. This fun filled production follows Alice and Dorothy and their famous friends like Scarecrow, Mad Hatter and Lion on an exciting and entertaining adventure. Show starts 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. All tickets $10, call (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(July 22) Hot Tuna, 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier. An America blues rock band, Hot Tuna plays acoustic and electric versions of original and traditional blues songs. Hot Tuna’s latest album “Steady as She Goes” was released in April 2011. Hot Tuna was formed during a hiatus in Jefferson Airplane’s touring schedule during 1969. Tickets are $35 on sale through TicketMaster, 1-800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

(July 23-24) Ocean City Pops Broadway ABBA to Les Miz, 8 p.m. at Music Pier featuring songs From Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, etc. with Broadway singing stars Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights) and Jeremiah James (Carousel, Oklahoma). Sponsored by Manco and Manco in memory of Frank Manco. Tickets $20/$12.

(July 24) OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races, 34th St. Beach, 6:15 p.m. Women represent 15 Beach Patrols on the South Jersey Coast.

(July 24) Sounds of Hollywood, an Ocean City Theatre Co. production, relives some of the cinema’s most iconic, musical moments, 7:30 p.m. at Moorlyn Family Theatre, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. $15, general admission, Seniors and Children under 12 are $12. For tickets and information www.moorlynfamilytheatre.org.

(July 25) Dorothy Meets Alice (see July 22 listing).

(July 25) Ocean City Fishing Club Open House, 6 to 8 p.m. The Ocean City Fishing Club continues its year long celebration of the Pier’s 100th Anniversary by inviting visitors to tour its Pier and Club House at 14th St. and Boardwalk. Visitors will be able to make an optional donation of canned foods to support the Ocean City Food Cupboard. For more information, call (609) 398-0534.

(July 27) 10th Annual Chip Miller Surf Fest: 7 a.m. check in, 8 a.m. start at 7th St. Beach. $35 per surfer. Benefits amyloidosis research and awareness. Special memorial celebration for Gilby McMurray. For more information visit www.chipmiller.org or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

(July 27) Jersey Shore Artisans Guild Craft Show, one day only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carey Stadium and Civic Center just off Boardwalk at 6 th St. Juried crafters, artists, photographers and gourmet food specialists. Admission fee benefits O.C. Food Cupboard, Gilda’s Club South Jersey, Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Call (609) 399-9998 or visit www.oceancitycraftshows.com.

Book Signings: Sun Rose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Ave., holds frequent book signings. On July 18 The Fabulous Gabriel, author of The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe will be featured from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; on July 23 Sarah Peckkanen, nationally acclaimed author of books including The Best of Us, These Girls, and The Opposite of Me will be at Sun Rose from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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ALWAYS SWIM AT A GUARDED BEACH! PASS THE WORD!

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