Little Miss Ocean City and Other Events Scheduled

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/17/16

(Aug. 15-19) WEIRD CONTEST WEEK (Wacky But Not Tacky) continues through Friday. “That’s The Way the Cookie Crumbles!” is scheduled for Wednesday. This unusual contest challenges participants to sculpt something interesting out of a giant 12-inch cookie. There will also be an “Ears Looking at You” Wiggle Your Ears Contest. On Thursday, contestants will be asked to sculpt something artistic out of paper clips. The popular contests conclude on Friday with Miss & Mister Miscellaneous, a talent competition for all ages, plus Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos, which requires boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age to make as much noise as possible by banging on supplied pots and pans.

All contests start 11 a.m. in the loggia of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Entrance is free. Contests are divided into age groups 5-and-under, 6-8, 9-12, Teens and adults. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Aug. 19) The LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY Pageant will be held starting 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Twenty-three young ladies from ages 8 to 11 will compete for the title. Admission is $10. The reigning Little Miss, Sarah Rodriquez, will crown her successor. Contestants will compete in various categories, including talent, poise and a question-and-answer segment.  Tickets available at the Music Pier Box Office: (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Aug. 21) Ocean City Pops presents SHOWBOAT in concert. Maestro Scheible conducts a stellar cast of singers (Elisa Matthews, Cody Austin, Dominic Inferrera  and Neil Nelson) plus a full choir, The Cape Shore Chorale, directed by Scott Breiner. This impressive combination will perform songs like “Make Believe,” “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Loving That Man.”  8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $20/$15, available at; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Aug. 21) Meet author BEATRIZ WILLIAMS, 2 p.m. at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. The New York Times, USA Today and International Best Selling Author will discuss her work. She has written 8 best sellers, with two published this year, “The Forgotten Room” and her latest “A Certain Age.” The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Books available at Sun Rose Words and Music.

(Aug. 22-23) GET THE LED OUT, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace: From the bombastic and epic, to the folksy and mystical, Get The Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists, (GTLO) recreates the songs in all their depth and glory with studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. Tickets are available at 1-(800)745-3000 or at the Music Pier Box Office with cash or check.

(Aug. 24) Ocean City Pops presents MAGICAL MOZART and MENDELSSOHN featuring the talented Alexander Bui on piano. Mozart’s timeless music continues to astound with its simple beauty. A variety of Mozart favorites will be performed. A rising star in the classical world, Bui returns as soloist for the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $15/$10 available at; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Aug. 26-27) CINDERELLA G2K: The Ocean City Theatre Co’s Middle School Junior Company presents CINDERELLA G2K. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with Rodgers and Hammerstein originality, charm and elegance. First televised in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, the R&H version of Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. It has remained immensely popular and has been re-created many times by entertainment superstars. As adapted for the  stage with great warmth and more of a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike will soar when the slipper fits. In this version, all the beloved songs and characters are present but the script has been condensed to accommodate young attention spans and the plot modified to highlight the important lessons of this tale. 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier. Tickets $15 adults, $12 for children 12 years or younger. Access Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

(Aug. 26-27) SUMMER BOOK SALE: Held in the Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. includes Hardbacks, Paperbacks, Audio items available.  Friday – 2 8 p.m. and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library.

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

(Aug. 29) LUCINDA WILLIAMS in concert-Show time 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier. Williams is an American rock, folk, blues and country music singer/songwriter. In 1988, she released a self titled album, “Lucinda Williams.” This release featured “Passionate Kisses,” a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which garnered Williams her first Grammy for Best Country Song in 1994. Tickets are available at or 1-800-745-3000 or the Music Pier Box Office for cash or check.

The FARMERS MARKET at the Tabernacle Grounds (6th and Asbury) on Wednesdays, plus crafters on Asbury Ave., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., continues through  September  7.

(Sept. 2) KING & QUEEN OF PLOP COMPETITION: Ocean City has an unusual way of welcoming the fall season. It’s the Miss Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy Contest also known as the King and Queen of Plop. The event will be held on the 9th St. Beach at 11 a.m. (10:30 a.m. registration).  Entry is free. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically and in SLOW MOTION to the sand. The Slow Motion requirement is a must. Those who ignore this requirement will be disqualified. Contestants performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop.

(Sept. 4)  Ocean City Pops presents JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE!  John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time with 50 Oscar nominations. This concert will feature an expanded orchestra and a special performance of one of John Williams’ most famous works, STAR WARS, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets $25/20, available at (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) 399-6111.

(Sept.7) Ocean City Pops presents BEST OF THE POPS: Featuring Broadway Arrangements, Marches, Classic Favorites and more! POPS Orchestra and soloists will be featured in this delightful concert. 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier. Tickets $15/$10 available at; (609)399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.

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

(Sept. 10) THE FIRST LADIES OF ROCK  &  SOUL Concert at the Music Pier. 8 p.m. Reserved seating $25. Tickets available at;  Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248.


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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