Flyers, Imagination Movers, America Coming to Ocean City

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/11/18

Annual Bike Auction Is Set for Monday, July 16

The Philadelphia Flyers Community Caravan will roll into town on Thursday (July 12) and give the community a chance to meet former stars, including Bernie Parent, Larry Goodenough and Bob Kelly.

The free event is open to the public and part of a multi-stop family-fun series developed to promote the sport of hockey and support active lifestyles for youth across the region. The Caravan brings an inflatable rink for alumni-run scrimmages and skills competitions, inflatable games and activities, Flyers giveaways for fans of all ages, tailgate games, a bungee run, interaction with Flyers Ice Girls and Fun Patrol members and more. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the basketball courts outside the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk.

The family fun this week starts at 10:30 a.m. July 11 with Wacky Wednesday. This week’s contest is French Fry Sculpting. The contest is free and open to all ages. Register on the morning of the event at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace.

The annual Freckle Contest takes place at 6 p.m. July 11 in front of the Music Pier. The free contest invites the fair-skinned and sun-dappled of all ages to compare the number of freckles on their faces. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers bring their interactive, family-friendly rock concert to the Ocean City Music Pier at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14. The show includes some high-flying (toilet paper that is), smoke ring-skying (can you say, “Vortex!”), and new song stylings for everyone to enjoy. Meet-and-greet passes are available. Tickets are $23/$20/$18. Call 609-399-6111, visit or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.

Classical Night Fever takes over the Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Motor Booty Affair, a popular ’70s disco/funk tribute band, will join the Ocean City Pops Orchestra to transport the audience on a journey through some of the best disco hits of the 1970s. Tickets are $30/$25. Call 609-399-6111, visit or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.

On Monday, July 16, the 2018 Summer Concert Series continues with America. The classic rock icons best known for their rich vocal harmonies and breezy acoustic folk rock sound will bring their world-renowned hits to the Music Pier. Don’t miss favorites like “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Sister Golden Hair” and more. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $65. For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.

The Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company present “A Chorus Line” from July 10 to 13. The musical captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. July 10, 11 and 13; and at 2 p.m. July 12. Tickets are $25 to $30. Show is at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Adult content — so discretion is advised. Call 609-399-6111 or visit

Weekend events include an Antiques and Collectibles Fair. Shop among some of the best-known antique and collectible dealers in the region. Look for china, glass, furniture, vintage collectibles, postcards, jewelry, textiles and more. Free Admission for the show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.  For more information, call 609-399-1801.

The 39th annual T. John Carey Master’s Swim will go off at 10 a.m. July 14. The one-mile ocean swimming race is open to all ages and follows a course parallel to the beach. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the beach patrol station, 34th Street and the beach. For more information, call 609-525-9200.


The City of Ocean City will hold its annual Bicycle Auction 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue, which intersects Bay Avenue near 23rd Street).

The Ocean City Police Department lets anybody bid on used bicycles that have been deemed by police to be abandoned or unclaimed. Approximately 115 bicycles and other items (including unclaimed kayaks and surfboards) will be for sale.

In a typical auction, successful bids range from $1 to $350 — the event provides a great opportunity to purchase bikes at low cost.

Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m., and a driver’s license, passport or valid ID is required to register.

All items are sold “as is/where is” with no warranties implied or offered. Accepted forms of payment are bank checks with ID, traveler’s checks and cash.  No credit cards will be accepted. Rain date is Tuesday, July 17.

For further auction information, call 609-525-9356 Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See complete information and procedures.


Tickets are on sale now for a Master Dance Class with Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy on July 28. The famous dancer will be in town as one of the grand marshals for the Night in Venice boat parade that night. He will provide instruction for intermediate to experienced dancers (individuals or couples). Sessions are at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. July 28 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The $65 ticket includes a meet-and-greet with Chmerkovskiy and a Q&A session.

Born in the Ukraine, Chmerkovskiy moved with his family to Brooklyn and fell in love with dancing after his father opened a youth-oriented dance studio in New Jersey. He joined the cast of professional dancers on “Dancing with the Stars” in Season 2 and has competed in 17 seasons. He has made it to the final round five times. In 2014, he partnered with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis to win his first “Dancing With the Stars” title. He also has starred in Broadway productions of “Burn the Floor” and “Forever Tango.”

Chmerkovskiy also joins fellow “Dancing With the Stars” winner Laurie Hernandez to greet fans on July 28. A session at 11 a.m. July 28 ($30) provides an opportunity to get a photo and an autograph with the stars.

Hernandez is the first U.S.-born Latina to make the U.S. gymnastics team since 1984. She brought home gold and silver medals from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. After winning her “Dancing with the Stars” title with Maks’ brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, she published her first book, “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond,” which hit the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Call 609-399-6111, visit or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.

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