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Archive for Weekend Events

Two Theater Companies Present Valentine Shows This Weekend

The Ocean City Theatre Co. and the Ocean City Repertory Theater will both present Valentine’s programs this weekend. Michael Hartman’s O.C. Theatre group is offering a CABARET of BROADWAY LOVE SONGS on Sat., Feb. 12 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. starting 7:15 p.m. with a Dessert reception. The program begins at 8 p.m. The Show will feature an array of unforgettable love songs plus production numbers from West Side Story and Wicked. The Theatre’s professional cast of performers presented outstanding shows with the Ocean City Pops this past summer and recently during First Night. They return to offer the community a delightful Valentine. Tickets purchased before 4 p.m., Feb. 11 are $12 a... Read More

Martin Luther King Celebration Set for Saturday at High School

The City's Annual Service honoring Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.is set for 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 15 at the William and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center in Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Ocean City was the first community in Cape May County to hold such a ceremony. It was organized by the late Rozelia Cobb, a beloved teacher at Ocean City Intermediate School. Her work is carried on today thanks to the generosity of Wonderland Pier, the Sentinel Ledger and Keith Hartzell. Attorney Nathan Davis and Rev. Gregory Johnson will be guest speakers. Rev. Johnson will recite Dr. King’s inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech. Those to be honored with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. awards for their service to the community include Dwayne Wilson, Gary Jessel, Emma Davis,... Read More

Train Show, Parade, Sindia Day, Pops & More This Weekend

The JAY EGGLY TRAIN SHOW, one of the most popular of our Holiday events, is set for Dec. 4-5 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show is named after the late Jay Eggly, an Ocean City business man, who suggested that we start the exhibit. And how right he was. Train shows, Christmas and kids just naturally go together, and many adults have a warm spot in their hearts for the colorful, miniature models. The Ocean City Train Show and Sale features large working displays plus vendors that sell model trains, parts and accessories suitable for year around and holiday exhibits. A 10x20 ft. display will be exhibited by the South Jersey S Gaugers in the Solarium of the Music Pier with four to five models operating simultaneously. Loading... Read More

Quiet Festival, Veterans Day, Huge Crafts Show This Week

The QUIET FESTIVAL, this community's annual crusade for silent stuff, is set for Nov.11 through 14. The event, inaugurated 15 years ago, showcases quiet pastimes ranging from paper airplane flying and paper clip art to acoustic folk concerts and poetry readings. Admission to all programs is free. Official ceremonies will be held on Fri., Nov.12 at noon in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. It includes the traditional YAWN ALONG to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer, the inspirational Maple Pod drop, a tinkling concert by the world’s only Wind Chimes Band who will play jingle Bells and Brother Can You Spare a Chime, kites with Air Circus, a quiet song by Soprano Nancy Fox, leaf squeezing, feather dropping and bubbles galore. The Ocean City High School Sign Club will sign to the... Read More

Trail of Two Cities this Weekend, The Quiet Festival Begins Nov. 10

The Trail of Two Cities between Ocean City and Somers Point will be a nostalgic jaunt for many this year. The 15th Annual 5K run/walk across the antiquated bridges and causeway will be the last before the old spans are demolished to make way for the new, multi-million dollar sky scrapers that will change the landscape of Rt. 52. The old fashioned bridges that yawned open to let boats through and cause traffic back-ups will be a thing of the past. But the former causeway, with its proximity to the water and congenial view of the bay, has installed fond memories into the hearts of many visitors and residents alike over the years. Recognizing this, the Trail of Two Cities Committee has decided to dedicate its 2010 commemorative shirt to the past.... Read More

Halloween Parade Tonight! City Trick or Treat on Sunday!

Ocean City's 63rd Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE will be held today, Thursday, Oct. 28 starting 7:15 p.m. at 6th and Asbury Ave. and concluding at 11th and Asbury. The Parade is organized and presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club with Jeff Shirk directing the event. This popular parade attracts a large and enthusiastic crowd to the City. Hundreds compete for best costumes. The Hobo Band and various High School Bands entertain. There are colorful floats, cheerleaders and much more, eight divisions in all. Grand Marshal will be Reily Gunnels, long time Ocean City resident and a member of the 1960 Philadelphia Eagles NFL Championship team. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Eagles’ 17-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Reily’s wife, Kay, will accompany him in the convertible. Remember to... Read More

Fall Block Party, Big Fireworks Display on Saturday

Ocean City has developed a series of major fall special events and none is larger than its Indian Summer Weekend Festival, Oct. 9-11th. Centerpiece of the event is the mile-long block party that extends from 5th to 14th Streets along Asbury Ave. on Sat., Oct. 9. Over 400 juried crafters from throughout the east coast participate in the block party that features hand made products ranging from wind chimes and floral decorations to paintings and photography. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A huge fireworks display is scheduled on Saturday following the block party. The fireworks will be set off from a barge off the 9th St. Beach at 9:30 p.m. Block Party events also include a variety of foods highlighted by Greek specialties, ribs, sea foods, pizza, hotdogs, burgers,... Read More

Dave Mason, Yard Sale & More This Weekend, Block Party Next

I'd like to start this column with a reminder about SHAINA HORTON, a young Ocean City mother and friend to many, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. A fund raiser is set to help the family cope with expenses during a very trying period. Shaina is currently at Cooper Hospital and her condition is being monitored by the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The event will be held at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk, on Fri., Oct. 1 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening includes dinner, dancing, beverages, a silent auction and entertainment. Those who attend are invited to wear wigs to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $65 with all proceeds going to the Horton-Palermo Fund. For tickets and information, call... Read More

MS Bikers, Corvettes, Dog of Year This Weekend, Yard Sale Next

Over 7000 bikers will roll into town on Saturday for the annual MS BIKE-A-THON, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The event raises over $3 million to combat Multiple Sclerosis and assist clients and their families affected by the disease. This monumental event was started by Philadelphia anchor and news personality, Larry Kane. He had a meeting with City officials and some of his friends at the Plymouth Inn. About 30 signed up for the first ride. Larry promoted the bike-a-ton on his TV program. He built the ride into a huge fund raiser. It is dedicated to his mother who died from the effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Bikers will enter town about noon and be headquartered at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Also... Read More