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Mayor’s update, March 22, 202

Date: March 22, 2020
Dear Friends,
I just finished a conference call with N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy’s staff and local mayors.
Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is already here in Ocean City, in Cape May County, in New Jersey and throughout the nation and world. Wishing it was not that way and attacking each other will not stop the virus whatsoever. Doing what has been asked of us will. 
I’ve listened to, and heard of many instances of, people turning on each other through social media. It’s sad and it’s wrong. I’m asking you all to stop. 
I have always taken pride in the fact that Ocean City comes together as a community in times of crisis — as we did... Read More

Mayors Update March 21, 2020

Date: March 21, 2020
Dear Friends,
N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order effective at 9 p.m. tonight advising all people to “stay at home.” He urged owners not to go to their Jersey Shore homes and to stay at primary residences. All events and gatherings must be canceled.
The order closes all non-essential businesses to the public. Essential businesses include grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, medical supply stores, gas stations, convenience stores, takeout restaurants, laundromats, liquor stores, banks, pet stores and office supply stores. The governor urged all businesses to make arrangements for employees to work from home, wherever possible. Construction work, construction supply stores and hardware stores may continue to operate.
Travel will be allowed only to these essential destinations, to take care of family, and to report... Read More

Restaurants open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ

UPDATED: Please be advised the following restaurants are open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ (If you know of others, please let us know and we will add them! We will continue to update!):

6th Street Pizza


Augie's (weekends)

Barefoot Market

Bennie's (weekends)

Blitz's Market

Bungalow Bowls

Cousin's Restaurant

Dead End Bake Shop


Drip N Scoop

Express Pizza

Hula Grill (weekends)

Johnson’s Popcorn (online ordering)

Jon & Patty's

Kessel's Korner


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Mayor’s Update – March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020
Dear Friends,
We are facing extraordinary times, and our world is changing in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago. But we must do everything in our power to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic before it’s too late. We must do what we can to protect every member of our community.
I am asking that everybody please stay at home, limit travel only to essential destinations, and practice social distancing if you have to go out.  These are guidelines that have been shared at every level from the federal Centers for Disease Control down to the Cape May County Department of Health. These recommendations include avoiding unnecessary travel to, from and within Ocean City.
In order for... Read More

Girls Weekend 2020 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2020 is cancelled.

It’s time to put yourself first! Girls Weekend Downtown on Asbury Avenue between 6th and 14th Streets will take place Friday-Sunday, April 3rd thru 5th!  A Fashion Show kick-off event will take place on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at PLAAY located at 910 Asbury Avenue.  A limited number of tickets for the Fashion Show are available for $20 each and they can be purchased in person at the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, City Hall Information Center (9th & Asbury), Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury), 7th St. Surf Shop (720 Asbury), Making Waves (836 Asbury) & Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury) or by calling (609) 399-1412.

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2020 Guide to First Night and First Day in Ocean City

2020 Guide to First Night and First Day in Ocean City WHAT: Ocean City marks the 28th anniversary of its popular family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year, and as many as 10,000 are expected to attend. First Night offers more than 70 opportunities to catch 35 different shows and activities at 22 venues throughout town. The lineup includes entertainment 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 wildly popular First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean. WHEN: First Night events run 4 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The First Day 5K starts at 1 p.m. and the First Plunge goes off at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.... Read More

Earlier than the Bird 2019


NOVEMBER 23rd – “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, Ocean City Coffee Company, and Starbucks 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., Starbucks and Drip N’ Scoop.  The best dressed shoppers will win free... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates Easter With Egg Hunt, Sunrise Service and Fashion Stroll

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/17/19 A full calendar of spring events continues on Easter Weekend in Ocean City with a free egg hunt on the beach, a sunrise service on the Ocean City Music Pier, and a piano concert and fashion stroll on the boardwalk. The second of two massive GREAT EGG HUNTS on the beach between 11th and 14th streets is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday (April 20). The free event invites children ages 7 and under to search for 100,000 eggs scattered in the sand and stuffed with candy and items from local merchants. Separate areas are set up for different groups: 2-and-unders (11th Street), 3-year-olds (11th Street), 4- and 5-year-olds (12th Street), 6- and 7-year-olds (13th Street), and special-needs children (14th Street). The event is sponsored by... Read More

2018 Holiday Events in Ocean City, NJ

Christmas Postcard-22018 Holidays Events in Ocean City, NJ

  NOVEMBER 17th - “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.  Win gift certificates and prizes from Downtown Merchants and look for Santa! For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. NOVEMBER 17th & 18th – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. NOVEMBER 22nd - 11th Annual Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot - down the "beautiful" OC Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Humane Society... Read More