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Kelli Rabke to Join Girls Weekend in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/17/18 Ocean City’s third annual Girls Weekend in April will feature a show titled “Defying Gravity” – about that special balancing act of motherhood and career that can sometimes seem like it breaks the laws of physics. The show stars Kelli Rabke, a Broadway star and Bergen County mom of two young children. Rabke will weave tales of motherhood, music, and the misadventures of life and love. She performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 on the Ocean City Music Pier. “Defying Gravity” is part of Girls Weekend, which is scheduled for April 6 to 8 this year. The event features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, a popular fashion show, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City.... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates Black History Month

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/9/18 Ocean City will be host to a variety of events to mark Black History Month in February.   The Ocean City Free Public Library joins the National African American Read-In on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The day will include community readings of African American literature. All readings will be held in the Children’s Activity Room:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Toddler Time (Ages 2-3), featuring African American authors and artists
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Story Train (Ages 4-5), featuring African American authors and artists
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Open Mic, everyone invited to participate by bringing a favorite short passage from a book, poem, or speech by an African American author to read aloud
The library will offer a free showing of the 2004 Oscar-winning biopic “Ray” at 5:30... Read More

Ocean City Announces 2018 Night in Venice Theme

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/31/18 Tickets on sale for OCTC Children’s and Broadway Series Ocean City will celebrate “TV’s Greatest Hits” this year during the 64th annual Night in Venice boat parade on July 28. The parade and decorated bayfront home contest are a highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, 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 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The “TV’s Greatest Hits” theme is optional but offers decades of possibilities for participants in the event. Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at www.ocnj.us/niv or... Read More

Summer Concert Series: Beach Boys, Hooters, Straight No Chaser, America and More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/24/18 Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier. This year’s complete lineup is still taking shape, but already booked are a great mix of returning favorites and new acts:

  • Aimee Mann: 7 p.m. June 18.
  • The Hooters: 7 p.m. June 19 and June 20
  • Get the Led Out: 7 p.m. June 25 and June 26
  • America: 7 p.m. July 16
  • Straight No Chaser: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. July 23
  • The Beach Boys: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. August 20 and August 21
Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The Beach Boys have played to sold-out crowds on the Ocean City Music Pier for the past three summers, and they’re making good on a promise to keep returning. They’ll perform... Read More

13 Tips to Truly Unwind and Recharge During Your Family Vacation

13 Tips to truly unwind and recharge during your family vacation The year is long and stressful. From juggling all the responsibilities of your workplace to keeping up with housework, running the kids to and from activities, balancing your social life and partaking in the pressures of holidays, back-to-school shopping and major events, sometimes it can feel like you never get a moment to slow down and relax. Between rushed minivan runs and cold cups of coffee on the overtime desk, you find yourself daydreaming about how it would feel to have a break from everything, to let go of all your stress for a little while. It’s time for a vacation, isn’t it? Unfortunately, when those one or two weeks of PTO finally... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Celebrations in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/10/18 Ocean City celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events this weekend: the annual King Ceremony on Saturday (Jan. 13) at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center and the King Day of Service on Monday (Jan. 15). The ceremony at 1 p.m. on Saturday brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. This year’s celebration includes a keynote address from the Rev. Marcia Stanford of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Ocean City and songs from Michelle Harris-Anderson, a former Miss Ocean City, former Miss Delaware and member of the Ocean City High School Class of 1989. Two Ocean City residents will be honored for their community service: Robert Rowell, a volunteer who has... Read More

Ocean City’s 2018 Calendar of Events Taking Shape

The shortest days of the year are behind us, and that means summer’s on the way. It’s not too early to think about planning for some fun in Ocean City this year. Here’s an early look at just a few key dates for 2018. March 24 and 31: Easter falls on April 1 this year and the GREAT EGG HUNTS on the beach are set for late March. April 6 to 8: Downtown Asbury Avenue welcomes another GIRLS WEEKEND. April 14: Humor and nostalgia join forces again as the DOO DAH PARADE and MR. MATURE PAGEANT go off on a Saturday afternoon and evening. April 28-29: The SPORTS MEMORABILIA SHOW is a new event for the Ocean City Music Pier. May 5: The SPRING BLOCK PARTY takes place on its traditional date on the first... Read More

Ocean City to Welcome 2018 With First Night and First Day

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/27/17 What better way to start a new year than by celebrating in Ocean City? Families here know that you don’t have to wait till summer to get sand in your shoes. Ocean City hosts popular First Night and First Day celebrations to mark New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Now in its 26th year, First Night includes a spectacular lineup of more than 75 shows and activities at venues throughout Ocean City during an alcohol-free celebration from 4 p.m. to midnight on Dec. 31, 2017. About 10,000 people will fill the streets and make New Year’s Eve feel like a summer night in Ocean City, before a midnight fireworks display rings in the year 2018. The fun continues on New Year’s Day with the all-day... Read More

19 Things to Do in Ocean City, NJ During Winter

things to do in ocean city, NJ during winter When people think about planning a vacation to the Jersey Shore, they usually plan to visit during the summer months. After all, there’s plenty of sun, warm water and things to do. But Ocean City, NJ doesn't hibernate once winter comes around. In fact, a family winter vacation at the beach can be ideal for people who are looking for fun-filled activities and fewer crowds. There's plenty to do at the beach in winter. Check out these 19 options.

1. Celebrate the Holidays

Even Santa knows it's fun to visit the beach for a winter getaway. He makes his first appearance in Ocean City at the end of November, right around Thanksgiving. Then, he usually comes... Read More