King and Queen of Plop set for Sept. 2

Our annual event to welcome the fall season, THE KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP or Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal, will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, starting 11 a.m. at the Ninth Street Beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall, always a lovely time of year, by plopping dramatically to the sand in SLOW MOTION. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Entry is free. Trophies will be awarded to the King and Queen.

This year we are insisting plopping be performed in slow motion. Anyone ignoring this requirement will be disqualified.

We will welcome back Ryan Carroll of Ocean City, the first King of Plop, who won the title in 2007 when he was 11 years old. Ryan will also be a contest judge along with other celebrity judges. The first Queen of Plop was Jaclyn of Voorhees, who was six when she won the title. Now she is a field hockey player who will be practicing and unable to attend.

Celebrity guest ploppers, who will not be competing for prizes, include vocalist Nancy Fox and her Plopping Diva; Suzanne Muldowney, as Shelly the Mermaid, plopping to a slow-motion dance; Mr. Mature America, who will serenade fair damsels causing them to swoon to the sands; Doug Jewell, the Pirate Plopper; and Nurse Perfect, of Martin Z. Mollusk Fame, who will check the blood pressure of contestants, if necessary. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Aug. 24) Ocean City Pops presents MAGICAL MOZART & MENDELSSOHN featuring the talented Alexander Bui on piano who will play Mozart’s timeless music including his Concerto No. 2. The Pops will present a variety of favorites.   8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.  Tickets  $15/10 available at; Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Aug. 25) LIFE OF ROY GILLIAN: The eighth lecture of the Ocean City Historical Museum’s Summer Lecture Series includes a biographical look at the life of Roy Gillian, founder of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier and former Ocean City mayor. The free presentation is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Ocean City Free Public Library’s Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.  This is the museum’s first documentary in more than 30 years. The museum will provide a special look into a man who has accomplished so much and made a tremendous contribution to Ocean City. Call the museum at 609-399-1801 with questions.

(Aug. 26-27) CINDERELLA G2K presented by The Ocean City Theatre Co’s Middle School Junior Company.  This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic was first televised starring Julie Andrews. In this version, all the beloved songs and characters have been condensed to accommodate young attention spans and the plot modified to highlight the important lessons of the tale. 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for children, 12 years and younger at or the Music Pier Box Office.  Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Aug. 28) Ocean City Pops presents DOOWOP WITH THE DUPREES. The Duprees are known internationally for their interpretations of beautiful love songs. “You Belong to Me” was their first million seller. The Pops will join the Duprees in an entertaining concert. 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets $25/$20 at ; Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609)525-9248.

(Aug. 29) LUCINDA WILLIAMS Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier. Williams is a versatile singer-songwriter. In 1988, she released an album featuring “Passionate Kisses,” a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which won Williams her first Grammy for Best Country Song in 1994. Tickets available at; 1-800-745-3000 or at the Music Pier Box Office for cash or check only.

(Sept. 3) The 25th annual OCHS FIELD HOCKEY ALUMNI GAME will be played at the Intermediate School Field, 20th and Haven Ave., at 10 a.m. The game will be followed by a family and team breakfast. Alumni T-shirts will be available for $25. Proceeds go to an alumni scholarship. Contact Marcia Shallcross McCulley ’89  at (609) 425-2911 or

(Sept. 4) Ocean City Pops features a JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE!  He is one of the greatest film composers of all time with 50 Oscar nominations. Concert will feature an expanded orchestra plus a performance of STAR WARS.  7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $25/$20 at;  the Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Sept. 5) OCNJ LABOR DAY RACE: 5-mile beach run and 1-mile fun run/walk. $20 pre-registration, $25 Race Day. ($10-14 years and under.) Benefits Ocean City Recreation Scholarships and programs. Register at For more information, call (609) 398-6900.

(Sept. 7) Ocean City Pops presents BEST OF THE POPS: Featuring Broadway arrangements, marches, classic favorites and more!  POPS Orchestra and soloists to be featured. 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier. Tickets $15/$10 at Music Pier Box Office; ; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Sept. 10) STREET ROD WEEKEND: Features classic cars on display on Boardwalk from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Sept.10) THE FIRST LADIES OF ROCK & SOUL concert at Music Pier, 8 p.m. Reserved seating $25. An electrifying performance of the girl groups of the ‘60s. Tickets at; Music Pier Box Office, or (609) 525-9248.

SEPTEMBER ART SHOWS: The Ocean City Fine Arts League, 608 Asbury Ave., will present A CASCADE OF COLORS celebration of the Fall Season starting Sept. 8. There will be a “Meet the Artists” Reception and Awards presentation on Fri., (Sept 9) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. All artwork is for sale. Call (609) 814-0308 or visit

The OCEAN CITY ARTS CENTER, 17th and Simpson Ave. has come up with another unique exhibit: the work of Chris Donovan, shoe designer. Chris became the winner of “Critique with Tom Gunn” and was featured on Bravo TV’s “Project Runway,” for which he won a $10,000 prize.

A selection of his award-winning shoe collection will be featured at the Center, Sept. 8 to 30. A “Meet the Artists Reception” will be held Fri., Sept. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

(Sept. 18) A special screening of a new film, “AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, THE BOYS OF ’36.” The Ocean City Free Public Library in partnership with PBS’s Community Reads is presenting the film.  The 2016 OC Reads book is “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. Community members are encouraged to read this book prior to the screening. The film is the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Their unexpected victory against not only Ivy League teams but Adolph Hitler’s elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the Great Depression.

The screening will take place at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Chris Maloney Lecture Hall and is free and open to the public.

OC Reads is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions about the book. For information, contact Julie Brown (609) 399-2434 ext. 5222.


Weekly Events
Every TUESDAY through the end of August
FUNTASTIC TUESDAYS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters and Balloon Sculptors.
MUMMERS NIGHT: Strutting on the Boardwalk 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 6th to 14th Sts. Sponsored by Preps Pizza, Henry’s, Shirt Shack & Ocean Treasures.
BEACH WALKS – South End Location, 59th St. and Central Ave. (Entrance to Corsons Park) Tues.-9a.m., Wed.-6:30 p.m. North End Location OC/Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway) Tues. 6:30 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. Tickets purchased on-site. Adults $1, Children 50 cents.
FARMER’S & CRAFTER’S MARKET at Tabernacle Grounds, 6th & Asbury, 8 1p.m.
BEACH WALKS, South End Location, 59th and Central Ave., Tues. 9 a.m., Wed.6:30 p.m. North End Location, OC/Longport Bridge Parking Lot, Tues. 6:30 p.m., Wed. 9a.m. Tickets may be purchased on-site. Adults $1, Children 50 cents.
EVERY THURSDAY through the end of August (starting July 7)
MARKET DAYS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters and balloon sculptors.
HISTORIC TOURS, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. pick-up 7th and Central Ave. $14 per person.
FAMILY NIGHTS -Entertainment on Boardwalk 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 6th to 14th Sts. Sponsored by Playland’s Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Shrivers and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.

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