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‘Toy Story 4’ RV to Visit Boardwalk on Friday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/12/19 Bayside Family Day and Vinny Curry Football Camp Are Next Weekend Parents and kids who grew up with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the “Toy Story” gang will be excited to know that a “Toy Story 4”-themed RV will be on the Ocean City Boardwalk in front of the Music Pier from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday (June 14). The RV will feature photo opportunities for fans, film-themed prizes, carnival games and lots of family-friendly fun. Local “Toy Story” fans are invited to take part in the activities. Two film ambassadors will be on hand to share details about favorite characters — Woody, Buzz and Bo Peep — as well as new characters coming to the big screen, such as Forky, Bunny, Ducky and Duke... Read More

Star of Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ to Perform With Pops And Join Night in Venice Boat Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/5/19 Registration Open for Boats and Homes in the 65th Annual Event on July 13 The star of the Broadway version of Disney’s “Frozen” will be the featured performer for a special Ocean City Pops concert July 14 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Caissie Levy, who is currently starring as Elsa in the stage production of “Frozen,” also will join Chubby Checker and Kate Flannery as a special guest in the 65th annual Night in Venice boat parade on July 13. Tickets are on sale now for Levy’s show, and registration is open for anybody who would like to participate in Night in Venice as part of the boat parade or home decorating contest. Levy also has performed on Broadway in “Les Miserables,” “Wicked,” “Hairspray” and “Rent.”... Read More

Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier This Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/29/19 Eagles star Vinny Curry Brings Youth Football Camp to O.C. on June 22 The Music Pier will come to life this weekend with the rich colors and aromas of the 47th annual Ocean City Flower Show. The show features artistic arrangements in a wide variety of categories. Commercial, amateur and kids’ entries compete for honors. Show times are 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday (May 31), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday (June 1), and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (June 2). A sales pavilion will be open during the same hours. The show is sponsored by the Garden Club of Ocean City, and voluntary donations will be accepted at the door. Displays fall into artistic design and horticulture divisions, and orchids, roses, succulents, potted plants,... Read More

Ocean City to Unlock the Ocean for Memorial Day Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/22/19 The First Swimmers Will Take the ‘Business Persons Plunge’ In a long-standing Ocean City tradition, city officials will turn a ceremonial wooden key to officially “unlock the ocean” for the season at noon Friday, May 24. The free public event provides an early start to Memorial Day Weekend and welcomes a long-awaited summer. The Ocean City Beach Patrol will begin providing guarded beaches on Saturday, and boardwalk and downtown businesses will be open and ready for the holiday weekend. After a cool and wet spring, the forecast for the weekend looks sunny and warm. The “Unlocking of the Ocean” includes 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... Read More

Night in Venice to Celebrate 65th Anniversary on July 13 – Chubby Checker, Kate Flannery, Patina Miller to Join in the Fun

What's Happening in OCNJ 5/15/19 Plans for a festive 65th anniversary celebration of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works. Tickets for Night in Venice weekend shows go on sale Thursday (May 16), and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is open. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bay, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The parade this year starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. The “Celebrate! 65 Years of Night in Venice” theme is optional but offers a chance to reminisce about... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk Day and ‘Ballroom With a Twist’ This Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/8/19 Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot will seek his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, on the beach at Ninth Street. Martin Z. Mollusk has successfully predicted an early summer every year for more than four decades (sometimes, of course, with the creative use of flashlights by his handlers). Everybody is invited to join the fun as we collectively will the long-awaited arrival of summer. Special guests for Martin Z. Mollusk Day will be “Dancing With the Stars” professionals Emma Slater and Tristan MacManus, who will return to the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for a high-energy dance and hit-songs show titled “Ballroom With a Twist.” Saturday morning’s program also will include the debut of Mollie Mollusk,... Read More

Spring Block Party on Saturday in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/1/19 Ocean City’s premier early-season event, the Spring Block Party, returns on Saturday, May 4. The street festival features more than 350 crafters, food vendors, musicians and kids’ activities stretched out over a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The roadway is closed to all vehicle traffic for the event. The block party runs rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. More than 100 downtown stores will be open for business and have table sales out front. Pony rides for children will be available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue). Entertainment along the Avenue will include the Tidal Wave Band, the Pennsport String Band and a... Read More

Tickets for 2019 Ocean City Pops Season on Sale Thursday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/24/19 Weekend Brings Beach Sweeps and Table Sales Tickets for all shows in the 2019 Ocean City Pops season will go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 25. Now in its 91st season, the local orchestra will share the stage this summer with a wide array of musical talents. The lineup promises something for fans of every kind of music. Tickets will be available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway, the 46th Street Welcome Center and at the Ocean City Music Pier Welcome Center on weekends (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The season will include performances with special themes ranging from Broadway songs and full musicals, to patriotic classics,... Read More

Doo Dah Parade, Egg Hunt and Mr. Mature Pageant on Saturday in Ocean City

Barbara Eden will be grand marshal for the 2019 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on Saturday (April 13) and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant. Eden is one of America’s most endearing and enduring stars. Her iconic “I Dream of Jeannie” television series launched in 1965 and became an instant hit. The network series ran for five seasons (139 episodes) and has been airing on cable and in syndication for more than five decades. Her recently published memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle,” became a New York Times bestseller. The autobiography chronicle’s Eden’s colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career. Her talent and charm will be a perfect fit for Ocean City’s pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages... Read More