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‘Market Madness’ Returns to Ocean City on March 12

‘Market Madness’ Returns to Ocean City on March 12

‘Market Madness’ Returns to Ocean City on March 12 After a successful debut in 2020, the Market Madness event will return to Ocean City on Saturday, March 12. Boardwalk and Downtown merchants in Ocean City will team up to put on a one-day sale 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event includes discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions from 40 different vendors. Food and drink will be available a la carte. Ocean City's Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association created the new event in 2020 as an early-season attraction, giving shoppers a summer preview, and it was not held live last year due to the pandemic Parking will be free in municipal lots adjacent to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, Eighth Street and Ninth Street. TICKETS... Read More

Health & Wellness Expo in June to Feature Vegan Bodybuilder

Health & Wellness Expo in June to Feature Vegan Bodybuilder

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/2/22 Health & Wellness Expo in June to Feature Vegan Bodybuilder The Ocean City Health & Wellness Expo will return on June 18, 2022 and feature a special appearance by Robert Cheeke, an athlete and advocate for plant-based diets. The Expo was launched in 2019 by the Ocean City Healthy Living Advisory Council but was not held in 2020 or 2021. The free event includes health food, fitness classes, speakers, vendors and more. It is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Cheeke will be the guest speaker for a featured presentation at noon on the day of the event. He grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon, where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15... Read More

Tickets on Sale for 2022 Summer Concert Series at Music Pier

Tickets on Sale for 2022 Summer Concert Series at Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/19/2022 Tickets on Sale for 2022 Summer Concert Series at Music Pier The 28th season of the Ocean City Music Pier Summer Concert Series is starting to take shape, and tickets are on sale now for three different shows in 2022. The series kicks off this year with a special pre-summer show featuring Janis Ian on her “Final Tour.” The legendary singer-songwriter just released a new album titled “The Light at the End of the Line.” The show will be on Friday, May 6, and will feature special guests including Tom Chapin and Livingston Taylor. Ian reflected on her 50-year career in a New York Times story published on Monday. Ian first became famous with hits like “Society’s Child” and “At Seventeen.” Two summer shows now on sale... Read More

Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 17

Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 17

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/12/22 Ocean City to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day The annual ceremony and a Day of Service will be on Jan. 17  Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.  The ceremony will start at 12 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event brings the community together to remember Dr. King through words, song and dance.   One of the highlights is always the recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson. The event will be followed by a complimentary soul food buffet luncheon in the Music Pier solarium.   Three citizens will be honored with our Martin Luther King Community Services Awards. OCNJ CARE volunteer and benefactor Bill... Read More

Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/5/22 Ocean City Announces 2022 Calendar of Events - Save the Dates for All Your Favorites Ocean City greeted the new year in style with spectacular First Night and First Day celebrations, and the city is planning a full calendar of special events for 2022. It’s not too early to start planning for family fun in the new year, including all of the biggest annual events. The city’s Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony will kick things off and bring the community together to honor Dr. King’s legacy on Monday, Jan. 17. The event will start at noon and move to the Ocean City Music Pier this year. The spring season opens with Girls Weekend from April 1 to April 3, and the OC Con Comic... Read More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Ocean City - The Events Offer a Chance for the Entire Family to Celebrate Together What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/22/21 Ocean City’s popular New Year’s Eve event will return for the 29th time this year, and families throughout the region are ready to celebrate. First Night offers more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different venues throughout town. The lineup includes entertainment and activities to satisfy every taste and age group. A fireworks display rings in the new year at midnight. The fun continues on New Year’s Day with a 5-kilometer run on the boardwalk and the First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean. The headliner for First Night 2022 is the Grammy-winning group Tavares. Top hits from Tavares include “It... Read More

Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night – Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family

Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night – Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/15/21 Admission Buttons on Sale for 2022 First Night - Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Entire Family It’s not too early to think about making plans for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve in Ocean City. The popular non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration features more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different locations in Ocean City from 4 p.m. till 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. A fireworks display rings in the New Year at midnight. All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s First Night celebration are on sale for $20. Purchase them online at firstnightocnj.com or by calling 609-399-6111. They are also available for purchase: At our City Hall Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue (9th Street entrance): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. At the Roy... Read More

Theatre Company Stages ‘Holiday Spectacular’ – Admission Buttons on Sale for First Night Ocean City

Theatre Company Stages ‘Holiday Spectacular’  – Admission Buttons on Sale for First Night Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/8/21 Theatre Company Stages ‘Holiday Spectacular’ - Admission Buttons on Sale for First Night Ocean City The Ocean City Music Pier stage will light up with the sights and sounds of the season as the Ocean City Theatre Company gives four performances of “Swingin’ Into the Holidays: Ocean City’s Holiday Spectacular” this weekend. Tickets are on sale now for the annual holiday show. The cast of professional singers and dancers will present a family–oriented, song-and-dance tribute to the holidays, directed and choreographed by Elizabeth Worley and Michael Hartman. Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit. Performances will be: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 12 The production... Read More

Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening – Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend

Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening – Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/1/21 Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Evening - Train Show at the Music Pier Highlights the Weekend Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter. The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street. This year’s parade will feature more than 60 entries, including the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Pleasantville High School Marching Band, and the Absegami High School Marching Braves. Characters from... Read More