Archive for Holiday Events

Parade, Family Night, Haunted House, Free Concert This Week

Parade, Family Night, Haunted House, Free Concert This Week

Many entertainment events are scheduled this week plus the rescheduled WALK FOR THE WOUNDED which will be held on Sat., Oct. 31. The event raises funds through Operation First Response to assist wounded soldiers and their families. The walk begins at 12:30 p.m., registration starts at 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Enjoy food, ceremonies, music and a 3 mile stroll on the boardwalk. Raise $50 and receive a free, long sleeve T Shirt. Contact Tricia Ciliberto 609-399-0012 Ext. 1106 or visitwww.ochome.com. The City’s colorful HALLOWEEN PARADE is set for tonight, Oct. 29 starting 7:15 p.m. Route is from 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. This is the 62nd annual march sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club in cooperation with the City. There will be costumed characters,... Read More

Block Party, Fireworks, Entertainment and More This Weekend

Block Party, Fireworks, Entertainment and More This Weekend

Never has our INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND been packed with so much to do! In addition to the Mile Long Block Party on Saturday, a huge fireworks display has been set for Saturday evening preceded by entertainment. There will be shows at the Music Pier and Tabernacle, a seafood center at the Music Pier, Boardwalk table sales and downtown merchants will hold a sidewalk sale on Sunday. There will be FREE PARKING AT 5TH and Asbury next to the Fire House, free parking at the Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. in back of McDonalds and all Municipal Lots and parking meters will be free. I’d suggest entering the City by 34th St. or the Longport Bridges because of one lane traffic both ways on part of the 9th St. Causeway. There will... Read More

MS Bikers, Yard Sale, Underdog This Weekend, Block Party, Fireworks Next

MS Bikers, Yard Sale, Underdog This Weekend, Block Party, Fireworks Next

Over 7,000 bikers will roll into Ocean City for the annual MS Bike-a-thon on Sat., Oct. 3. The event raises over $4 million for the Delaware Valley MS Society which services those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis and searches for a cure. Bikers begin arriving at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk, before noon and will spend the day in Ocean City leaving Sunday morning on the return trip to the Philadelphia area. The event was started by Philadelphia TV anchor and author, Larry Kane. I had the pleasure of meeting with him to help plan the first ride. The initial bike tour had 30 riders, Larry and a group of his friends. The event is now one of the largest of its kind in the country. Larry’s mother... Read More

September 11th Ceremony, Street Rods This Weekend, Aviation Festival Next

September 11th Ceremony, Street Rods This Weekend, Aviation Festival Next

SEPTEMBER 11: Ocean City remembers victims of the September 11th tragedy and celebrates its heroes. The remembrance ceremony begins 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 6th and Wesley Ave. John Divel, Commander of American Legion Post #524 and active in many veterans’ organizations, will be guest speaker. Bagpipe music will be part of the ceremony. In the event of bad weather, the ceremony will be held in the Tabernacle Auditorium across the street. IT’S STREET ROD WEEKEND: Over 300 colorfully modified cars will be on display at the Sports and Civic Center parking lot, 6th St. off Boardwalk, Friday through Sunday (Sept. 11-13). On Saturday the cars will be on the Boardwalk from noon till 4 p.m. This week’s show is open to all street rods with no age restrictions and... Read More

Ocean City September Highlights

Ocean City September Highlights

Sept. 11: OCEAN CITY REMEMBERS the victims of the September 11th tragedy and celebrates it heroes. Remembrance ceremony begins at 11 a.m. John Divel, Commander of American Legion Post # 524 of Ocean City will be guest speaker. There will be bagpipe music. Sept. 11-13: THE ANNUAL STREET ROD WEEKEND, Over 300 colorfully modified cars will be on display at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk Friday through Sunday. On Sat. the cars will move to the boardwalk from noon till 4 p.m. There will be a craft show at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace on Sat., Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a Fashion Show in the Music Pier auditorium at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. Also on Sat., Sept 12 the... Read More

US Navy Country Band to Play Free Concert Sept 27

US Navy Country Band to Play Free Concert Sept 27

Country Current, the United States Navy’s Country Band, will be featured in a free concert at the Music Pier on Sun., Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The popular group has entertained here before to a full house. The talented seven member ensemble has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Now, the White House and the Wheeling Jamboree. They play all types of country music from contemporary country rock to traditional Blue Grass and Western Swing. Free tickets are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. 609-525-9300. Annex hours are Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free tickets are also available by sending a stamped, self addressed envelope to Community Services, 901 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226. Requests are limited to six tickets. The U.S.Navy’s Jazz Band is scheduled for... Read More

Night in Venice Weekend

Night in Venice Weekend

Ocean City’s 55th Anniversary of Night In Venice 2009 Event Information: Friday, July 24th, 5-9pm, Merchants of Venice Seafood Festival, 6-9th Streets on Asbury Avenue. Admission is FREE with an array of seafood for sale from over 40 vendors, entertainment for children and crafters. Saturday, July 25th, Night in Venice Boat Parade - Starts at 8pm at the Longport Bridge. Boats sail along the bay and in and out of lagoons through 23rd Street. Viewing the Parade: Grandstand seating is set up along the street ends. Seating is FREE but get there early! Tickets are also available to purchase to view the boat parade from the Bayside Center located at 5th Street & Bay Avenue. Children 12 and under are $3.00, adults are $7.00 for admission, gates open at 5:00 pm (sorry no parking; use of trolley... Read More

Night in Venice Began in 1954 as Part of the City’s 75th Anniversary Party

Night in Venice Began in 1954 as Part of the City’s 75th Anniversary Party

Fifty-five years ago, City officials decided to hold a boat parade and bay front home celebration as part of the City’s Diamond Jubilee or 75thAnniversary.   It was to be based on a similar event in Venice, Italy. Art Watkins, the City’s Public Relations Director and Jack Jernee, captain of the lifeguards, organized the event. Watkins had been a tour director and witnessed the Venetian regatta before coming to this family resort.   Thanks to Watkins and Jernee and with funding from the City, the modern Night In Venice was born in the summer of 1954. An earlier event, also called Night In Venice, was held in Ocean City in the early 1900s. It consisted of Philadelphia debutantes accompanied by bands sailing through lagoons and greeting bay front homeowners.   The modern version has been held every year since 1954 and never once... Read More

Information About 4th of July, Night in Venice and More

Information About 4th of July, Night in Venice and More

4th OF JULY FIREWORKS will be set off from a barge off the 9th Street Beach at 9 p.m. on Sat., July 4th. They will be visible along the boardwalk. The QVC network will be in town during the weekend filming segments about Ocean City that will be shown to millions throughout the country. The 4th begins with two bike parades, one in SOUTH OCEAN CITY, the other in the north end GARDENS area. Both start at 10 a.m. and are free to participants. The South Ocean City Parade forms at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 40th and Asbury Ave. The Parade route is from 40th and Central Ave. to 53rd and Central. It ends at the 52nd Street Playground where prizes are awarded and refreshments are served. Participants should be... Read More