Miss New Jersey this Week, July Jubilee on the Way

(June 13-16)  The MISS NEW JERSEY Pageant returns to Ocean City this week with its Boardwalk Parade on June 13 and the Pageant, June 14-16 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Parade begins 7:30 p.m. Its route is from 6th to 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk. The event features 25 contestants who will dress depicting various nursery rhyme themes. It will be led by Katharyn Nicolle, Miss New Jersey. Miss Ocean City, Brenna Carnuccio, Junior Miss Ocean City, Kylie Clearkin and Little Miss Ocean City, Cassidy Diamond will ride in the parade. There will be music, marching groups, a calliope and even a unique Stanley Steamer in this outstanding event directed by Maribeth Neall. Pageant preliminaries are set for June 14-15 with the final on June 16 all at 7:30 p.m. in the Pier Auditorium. Popular comic, Dena Blizzard will emcee and there will be production numbers by the contestants and featured performers. Tickets are available by calling Mary Lou Cake, 609-315-1423. Tickets are $35 for preliminaries, $50 for the final with a package price of $100 for all shows.

NOTE: Restaurant Week continues through June 15 in Ocean City. Theme is Two Meals for One Great Price with participating Restaurant Association members offering deals on breakfast, lunch, dinners, ice cream, lemonade and more. Discover Ocean City’s fine eateries and the specialties that they offer. For information, visit www.oceancityvacation.com, www.eatinocnj.com, or call 1-800-BEACHNJ.

(June 25-29) JULY JUBILEE: We’re skipping ahead one week to remind you that the City’s popular July Jubilee Week of fun contests will be here soon. The events are set for Monday, June 25, daily through June 29 starting at 11 a.m. This is a program leading into the 4th of July that the late Elsie Gillespie suggested we start. She was president of the Chamber of Commerce and asked us to do something for folks who visit prior to the 4th of July. So we repeated contests from our popular Weird Contest Week that’s held in August. Who can resist sculpting something meaningful out of Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy? This contest kicks off the week on Mon., June 25 and is followed by French Fry Sculpting, courtesy of the Promenade, June 26. That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles is set June 27 (sculpting something out of a huge Ward’s Cookie) plus Super Hero Impersonation for those enamored with Spiderman, etc. On Thursday, June 28, we offer one of our newer contests. You are challenged to create something special out of paper clips. The program’s exciting finale arrives on Friday, June 29 with Xtreme Hermit Crab Wrestling (Extremely non violent). Hermit Crabs are placed upside down on their shells and the first one that turns right side up is the winner.
The contests are free and prizes are awarded. The events are divided into age groups 5 and under, 6-8 years, 9-12, Teens and Adults.

JULY 4TH events include the north end Gardens Civic Assn. Bike Parade starting at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot, Registration at 9 a.m., Parade at 10 a.m.; South Ocean City Improvement Assn. Bike Parade, Registration 9 a.m., Parade, 10 a.m.; Kite Flying Contest by Air Circus 5 to 9 p.m., at 9th St. Beach; Fireworks Spectacular from a barge off the 9th St. Beach at 9:30 p.m. All events are free.

(June 16) ESA Surfing Assn. Contest, registration 7 a.m. at the 7th St. Beach. First heat in the water at 8 a.m. Register morning of contest. If membership has expired or if you are a new member renew or join on the beach. (no wave date: June 23). Call 609-884-5277 or visit www.snj.surfesa.org.

(June 16) Johnson’s Popcorn Fathers Day FAMILY FUN FEST: Bands, Magicians and pony rides at 11th St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 609-399-1412 for information.

(June 16) BLOOMSDAY: The Ocean City Repertory Theater presents its annual staged reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses, held from noon to midnight at several locations in Ocean City. Free admission. Open to public. For complete information, call 609-457-6686 or visit www.ocrep.org.

(June 19) YOGA at the PIER: 6 p.m. at the Music Pier, join fellow yoga enthusiasts to celebrate the arrival of summer while helping your community. Live music performed by Gina Roche and Pamela Whitman. Proceeds benefit Clean Ocean Action. Sponsored by the Thomas H. Heist Insurance Agency. Call 609-517-5425 or yogadog@comcast.net.

(June 20) International SURFING DAY: Sponsored by Surfrider Foundation of South Jersey, 3 to 8 p.m. at 59th St. Beach. Includes a Beach Hunt, Eco Information, SUP and Kite Surf Equipment. Call, 856-498-9472 or visit www.southjersey.surfrider.org.

(June 22) Ocean City Exchange Club CRAFT Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 610-368-6656.

(June 22-23) American Cancer Society, RELAY FOR LIFE at Carey Stadium, behind High School, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Teams walk all night to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise money to fight against cancer. Call 1-800-227-2345 for information.

(June 23) ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW– Over 300 vintage vehicles displayed at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by members of the Antique Automobile Club of America. At 2 p.m. cars travel to boardwalk for a parade. Call 609-432-5347.

(June 23) The Ocean City SAILING FOUNDATION will hold an Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bayside Center, 5th and Bay Ave. Information will be provided on various sailing classes and a free15 minute sail on the Bay will be offered. Call John 609-226-9219.

(June 23) The World Renowned Philadelphia BOYS CHOIR and Chorale, America’s Ambassadors of Song, will perform at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. Doors open for general seating at 6:30 p.m. for 7 p.m. concert. The Choir sings a lively program of popular American and familiar classical music. Tickets are $10 or six for $50 if ordered early. ($15 at door). Children 12 and under are free. Call St. Peter’s at 609-399-2988.

(June 24) The OCEAN CITY POPS presents Grammy Award Artist DEBBIE BOONE at its opening Night Music Pier Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $25 at the Music Pier Box Office 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us.

(June 24) TONY CAMPOLO, Professor at Eastern University, Author, Founder of EAPE, 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free admission. Call 609-399-1915. Also at Tabernacle, 7 p.m. June 26, comedian and puppeteer, Taylor Mason. Tabernacle Changes: Michael Card Concert is July 1st (on some calendars listed differently.)  Kings Brass Concert is July 15, this is a change from an earlier July date. Joseph and Sue Martin Concert is July 29 at 7 p.m. The Buchanan concert is cancelled.

(Through June) Don’t miss the paintings of WANAMAKERS Department Store now on display at the Ocean City Arts Center, 17th and Simpson Ave. This acclaimed exhibit is a nostalgic and heart warming trip back to another time when folks met “at the Eagle” and enjoyed the amenities of a great institution.

(June 27) BROADWAY on the Ocean City Boardwalk lll featuring professional cast members of the Ocean City Theatre Company and Broadway Star, Annie Golden,
7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $18/$20. Call 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/box office.

OCEAN CITY’S CONCERT Series at the Music Pier includes the Bacon Brothers, July 9; Arlo Guthrie, July 16; Get the Led Out, a tribute to Led Zeppelin, July 23; Charles Thomas Drifters, July 30; The Machine, Pink Floyd Ultimate Tribute Band, Aug., 6; Little Feat, Aug. 20 and Mitch Ryder, Aug. 27. Call 609-525-9300.

(July 2) BEATLEMANIA NOW, an acclaimed tribute concert celebrating the Beatles 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $18. Call 609-525-9248 access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. Proceeds benefit Ocean City Post Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The Ocean City FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY continues offer an array of free entertaining and educational programs. Call 609-399-2434 or visit www.oceancitylibrary.org.

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