Business Persons to Plunge on May 25

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/16/18

Wanted: Business Persons to Plunge on May 25

OCNJ Triathlon, HeartWalk and Metal Detecting Hunt This Weekend

In a long-standing Ocean City tradition, city officials will turn a ceremonial key to officially “unlock the ocean” for the season at noon Friday, May 25. That will clear the way for a newer tradition: The march of fully clothed business persons into the chilly Atlantic Ocean for the first swim of the summer (to the strains of the Ocean City High School marching band playing “Pomp and Circumstance”).

Event organizers are looking to make this year’s Business Persons Plunge the biggest and best ever. Everybody is invited to participate. It’s a chance to get some exposure for your business or organization or just to start Memorial Day Weekend with a splash. Groups and individuals can sign up in advance at

The Unlocking of the Ocean and the Business Persons Plunge take place on the beach adjacent to the Music Pier. Participants are encouraged to muster at 11:30 a.m. Call 609-399-6111 for more information.


Registration is still open for the OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon on Sunday, May 20. The low-key race includes a quarter-mile pool swim (timed separately), followed by a two-mile run, 16-mile bike and a final two-mile run. A kids’ course includes an eighth-mile swim, one-mile run, eight-mile bike and one-mile run. The pool swim must be completed between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. The run-bike-run starts at 9 a.m. Entry is $50 for adults and $25 for kids. To register through Friday evening, visit

A less strenuous event for a good cause will be the American Heart Association HeartWalk on Saturday, May 19. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sports & Civic Center, Sixth Street and Boardwalk. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111.

An annual beach metal detecting hunt adjacent to the Ocean City Music Pier takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. The ‘On Cloud Nine’ Treasure Hunt includes a special hunt open to children on Saturday morning for only $5 with loaner detectors available. An optional big silver hunt on Saturday and optional gold hunt on Sunday and two regular prizes each day are part of the fun. Visit for registration information or sign up at the Music Pier on the day of event. For more information, call 732-276-8251.


Tickets for all shows in the 2018 Ocean City Pops season are on sale now.

Now in its 90th season, the orchestra will share the stage this summer with a wide array of musical talents. The lineup promises something for everybody. For the full schedule, visit

Tickets are available at, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway and at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office on weekends (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


WALK FOR LUPUS NOW (May 20): 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start @ 6th St. practice field, 6th & Boardwalk. For more information contact: or call 1-866-517-5070.
MEMORIAL BEACH CHALLENGE (May 26): The main obstacle course challenge is a soft sand adventure race followed by a kids fun run. Staging at 9th St. beach. For registration information, visit or call 856-905-0583.

BUCKS COUNTY SINGERS (May 26): Bucks County Singers celebrate the summer season with a rousing concert of show tunes and patriotic favorites. Admission is free. 3:30 P.M., Music Pier Loggia, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE (May 28): 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, between 5th and 6th Streets on Wesley (Rain Location: Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue). For more information, call 609-399-6111.

NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE (May 28): Established by Congress, the event asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The moment of remembrance will take place on the Boardwalk as Greg Murphy of Buglers Across America sounds Taps to commemorate the moment.

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