Archive for May, 2009


LULU TEMPLE, a philanthropic organization that supports free children’s hospitals in Philadelphia and throughout the country, will visit Ocean City May 29-30. LuLu has been coming to Ocean City for 47 years and this weekend will be led by Potentate, Joel L. Ward. The charitable organization will celebrate its 125 Anniversary with a band concert 8 p.m. at the Music Pier on Friday and a Saturday parade on the Boardwalk at 1 p.m. from 6th to 12th Sts. The concert band was organized in 1891 and is the oldest of all the 191 Shrine Centers in North America. The free program will include varied selections of show tunes and patriotic music. It ends with a rousing rendition of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. The parade features floats, music and motorcycles. Ocean City’s RESTAURANT... Read More

Ocean Dip, Barks on Boards, Memorial Service this Weekend

The traditional turning of the key to open the ocean followed by a joyful BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE into the sea, kick off the City’s Memorial Day Weekend events on Fri., May 22. City Beach Patrol members and officials will key the sand at noon on the Moorlyn Terrace beach near the ocean… and Voila! the waters will be ours for another season! Next, business folks dressed in spiffy attire will march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance. It’s their way of welcoming another season and the vacationers it will bring to this popular family resort. The originators of the plunge, Ed Shiffler, Matt Donovan and Jason Bowen, inspired by the walking antics of Monty Python and Company, will be back to march and bask in their grand achievement.... Read More

Ocean City Named Best Beach in NJ!

Ocean City, NJ was named #1 Beach in New Jersey, #1 Beach for Eco-Tourism, and #1 Beach for Day Trips through a survey conducted by New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (NJMSC), New Jersey Sea Grant (NJSG) and Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center (CRC). The results of the 2009 New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey were released today during the NJMSC/NJSG's 7th annual State of the Shore Media Event. Ocean City, NJ features 8 miles of white sandy beaches, a boardwalk, fishing, boating and a unique downtown shopping district. Numerous free events are scheduled throughout the year in Ocean City geared for families. Ocean City’s safe, clean family atmosphere, make it an ideal vacation destination whether for a day, a week, a summer or a lifetime! Visit for all the... Read More

Wellness Fest, Memorial Day, Flower Show, On the Way!

This will be a very healthy weekend in Ocean City. The WEEKEND OF WELLNESS or WOW EXPO is set for the Music Pier, May 15-16 and admission is free! Smack dab in the middle of all this, the American Heart Assn. will hold its annual HEART WALK on Saturday starting 10:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. The event attracts over 5,000 participants. Registration begins 9 a.m. at the Center and the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Call 609-223-3762 or On Sun., the OCEAN CITY TRIATHLON/DUATHON completes the Wellness Weekend starting 6a.m. at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., with swimming, running and biking plus a kids’ course. For information, call 609-525-9317 or Also on Sun., May 17, the Ocean... Read More