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Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier

Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/1/22 Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier Fireworks, Cop Chase 5K and Skato With Kato Also This Week After two years as a virtual event, the Ocean City Flower Show will return to the Music Pier from Friday to Sunday (June 3 to June 5). The 48-year-old tradition presented by the Garden Club of Ocean City features floral creations and displays from enthusiasts of all ages. Awards are given in a variety of categories for artistic design and horticulture. This year’s theme is “Careers – All That You Can Do.” The event also features a small sales pavilion. The public is invited to check out the beautiful displays. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.... Read More

Girls Weekend 2022 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2022 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2022 The 2022 Fashion Show is SOLD OUT!! The Fashion Show Kick Off returns on Friday April 1, 2022 at its new location, the Ocean City Yacht Club, located at 100 Bay Road.  Tickets are $25 each and include refreshments and lite fare!  Tickets are limited so do not wait and purchase them today!  Tickets can be purchase in-person at The Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, the City Hall Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Avenue), Bowfish Kids (956 Asbury Avenue), Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave) and 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Avenue).  Tickets can also be purchased online by click the BUY NOW button below.  Online tickets can be picked up at the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center or they can be picked up at the event the day... Read More

New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022

New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022

New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022 NJ businesses urged to prepare for new requirements that will ban single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products, and limits plastic straws Do you run a grocery store or retail outlet that distributes plastic or paper carryout bags to customers, or a food service business that provides plastic straws and polystyrene foam clam-shell takeout containers and other products? As part of the eco-friendly initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in the environment, New Jersey will soon ban single-use plastic carryout bags, polystyrene foam food service products, paper carryout bags in grocery stores at or larger than 2500-square-feet and will limit plastic straws to by-request-only. The ban will go into effect on May 4, 2022. The law,... Read More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/25/22 Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Concerts for Fourth of July The concerts are set for July 3 and July 4 in 2022  After a successful debut at Carey Stadium last summer, the Ocean City Pops will return to the venue with two free outdoor concerts to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2022. The legendary local orchestra will perform patriotic classics and audience favorites in honor of our nation’s birthday on July 3 and July 4 this year. The Carey Stadium concert in 2021 was a first for the Ocean City Pops, and it gave people of all ages a chance to hear what a true local resource we have here in town. Audience members brought beach chairs or blankets to sit on the artificial turf field... Read More

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

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 Happeningn in Ocean City, NJ 12/29/21 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 Ocean City’s popular First Night will return for the 29th time this year, and a full lineup of entertainment and activities remains on schedule for the Dec. 31 celebration. First Night offers more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different venues throughout town. The lineup includes something 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... Read More

Earlier than the Bird 2021

Earlier than the Bird 2021

  NOVEMBER 20th – “Earlier than the Bird” DOWNTOWN Shopping Extravaganza – 8:00am – 12noon. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials.  Enter to win gift certificates and door prizes from Downtown Merchants while you shop over 100 unique stores.  Be sure to stop at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro and Ocean City Coffee Company,  for free coffee in the morning and head over to Drip N’ Scoop for a free standard donut!  A printed flyer of store specials will be available at Jon & Patty’s, Ocean City Coffee Co., and Drip N’ Scoop.  The best dressed shoppers will win free turkeys awarded by the Turkey Mascot!  Hang around from Noon-3pm for... Read More

Return and Earn: An Incentive Program for Garden State Workers and Employers

Return and Earn: An Incentive Program for Garden State Workers and Employers

Return and Earn: An Incentive Program for Garden State Workers and Employers The new Return and Earn program will provide a $500 incentive for unemployed workers reentering the workforce and receiving job training from businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Employers can complete this form to express interest in this program and receive application information as it becomes available. The business subsidies will be capped at $40,000 per business. They must also provide job training that awards skill badges or industry-recognized certificates. The new hires must earn at least $15 an hour to be eligible for subsidies. New Jersey’s $12-per-hour minimum wage is set to increase to $15 in 2024. The $500 perk is in addition to any signing bonus offered by the employer. Job seekers interested in receiving one-on-one virtual career services should complete the service request... Read More

Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/25/21 Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ The Ocean City Pops orchestra is having a great season under new Artistic Director and Maestro Vince Lee, and there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy this local treasure. The lineup for the rest of the season includes something for every musical taste. • Symphony Night at the Pops II (August 25): The musicians of the Ocean City Pops take center stage as featured soloists. The orchestra will be at its virtuosic best as Maestro Vince Lee leads some of the greatest and most-beloved music in history. • Kimber Sprawl — Girl From the North Country (August 29): New Broadway sensation and dynamite performer Kimber Sprawl blew away critics and audiences alike with her powerful performance in... Read More

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses By: Daniel J. Munoz The Biden administration is revamping the loan forgiveness process for a popular Trump-era, COVID-relief program as it enters into its final days. Starting Aug. 4, businesses that received up to $150,000 from the federal forgivable loan program known as the Paycheck Protection Program can apply directly with the U.S. Small Business Administration for loan forgiveness. Of the 11.7 million loans totaling $800 billion since the program’s inception in March last year, approximately 90% were for loans of up to $150,000. Then-President Donald Trump approved the PPP as part of the mammoth Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in late March as a means to stabilize the national economy as the onset of the pandemic triggered mass business closures and record-high unemployment. Businesses can... Read More