Mayor’s update, March 22, 202

Mayor’s update, March 22, 202

Date: March 22, 2020 Dear Friends, I just finished a conference call with N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy’s staff and local mayors. Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is already here in Ocean City, in Cape May County, in New Jersey and throughout the nation and world. Wishing it was not that way and attacking each other will not stop the virus whatsoever. Doing what has been asked of us will.  I’ve listened to, and heard of many instances of, people turning on each other through social media. It’s sad and it’s wrong. I’m asking you all to stop.  I have always taken pride in the fact that Ocean City comes together as a community in times of crisis — as we did after Sandy and so many other times. We live in an interconnected world.... Read More

Mayors Update March 21, 2020

Mayors Update March 21, 2020

Date: March 21, 2020 Dear Friends, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order effective at 9 p.m. tonight advising all people to “stay at home.” He urged owners not to go to their Jersey Shore homes and to stay at primary residences. All events and gatherings must be canceled. The order closes all non-essential businesses to the public. Essential businesses include grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, medical supply stores, gas stations, convenience stores, takeout restaurants, laundromats, liquor stores, banks, pet stores and office supply stores. The governor urged all businesses to make arrangements for employees to work from home, wherever possible. Construction work, construction supply stores and hardware stores may continue to operate. Travel will be allowed only to these essential destinations, to take care of family, and to report to essential work. Gov. Murphy... Read More

Restaurants open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ

Restaurants open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ

UPDATED: Please be advised the following restaurants are open for take-out and/or delivery in Ocean City NJ (If you know of others, please let us know and we will add them! We will continue to update!): 6th Street Pizza Arlene's Augie's (weekends) Barefoot Market Bennie's (weekends) Blitz's Market Bungalow Bowls Cousin's Restaurant Dead End Bake Shop Domino's Drip N Scoop Express Pizza Hula Grill (weekends) Johnson’s Popcorn (online ordering) Jon & Patty's Kessel's Korner Mario's Manco & Manco Pizza (delivery only) Ocean City Cafe Ocean City Coffee Company Piccini's Positively 4th Street Randazzo's Ready's Sack O' Subs Sunrise Café Wards Pastry  ... Read More

Mayor’s Update – March 19, 2020

Mayor’s Update – March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 Dear Friends, We are facing extraordinary times, and our world is changing in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago. But we must do everything in our power to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic before it’s too late. We must do what we can to protect every member of our community. I am asking that everybody please stay at home, limit travel only to essential destinations, and practice social distancing if you have to go out.  These are guidelines that have been shared at every level from the federal Centers for Disease Control down to the Cape May County Department of Health. These recommendations include avoiding unnecessary travel to, from and within Ocean City. In order for this request to have any meaningful effect, it... Read More

Simon and Garfunkel Tribute, Doo Wop Project Coming to Music Pier This Summer

Simon and Garfunkel Tribute, Doo Wop Project Coming to Music Pier This Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/11/2020 Tickets Go on Sale Thursday for Two Special Ocean City Pops Concerts The Ocean City Pops announced today two special concerts for the 2020 summer season: a tribute that re-creates the legendary 1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunion concert in Central Park and a celebration of doo-wop music. Tickets for both concerts go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 12. The “Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel” concert featuring the Ocean City Pops Orchestra is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Ocean City Music Pier. This reproduction of the iconic 1981 concert features award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. Lessack and Rodgers will perform all the masterpieces heard on the night that a half-million people gathered in Central Park to... Read More

Beach Therapy

Beach Therapy

If you need an escape from the busy schedule of everyday life, pack up the car and head toward the ocean. Treat yourself and indulge in some much-needed beach therapy for the whole family. There are so many benefits of a beach getaway everyone is sure to enjoy. Learn how the sun, sand and sea can boost your health, both physically and mentally, on your next family vacation to Ocean City, New Jersey. Physical Health Benefits of the Beach Anyone who's been to the beach knows how relaxing and fun a vacation can be. However, you may not know that a trip to the beach can also have numerous physical health benefits. As you're soaking up the sun, your body is producing vitamin D — the "sunshine vitamin" — which can help reduce the... Read More

‘Market Madness’ to Offer an Early Sample of Summer

‘Market Madness’ to Offer an Early Sample of Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/5/2020 Ocean City Businesses Team Up for One-Day Sale at the Flanders Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel (11th Street and Boardwalk). The one-day sale will feature select merchandise, goods and offers from 40 Ocean City vendors. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association are planning the event as an early-season attraction for Ocean City and a chance to preview what will be on the shelves this summer. Participating Stores will include: 7th Street Surf Shop, Liberty Escape Room, Air Circus Kite Shop, Making Waves, Ben... Read More

Night in Venice Announces Olympic Theme for 2020 Parade

Night in Venice Announces Olympic Theme for 2020 Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/26/2020 Registration Open for Participating Boats and HomesPlans for the 66th annual edition of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works, and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is now open. The parade this year starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020. This year’s theme – “The Olympics: Go for the Gold” – will be a nod to the Olympic Games. The theme is entirely optional but offers a chance to pay tribute to more than 120 years of competition among athletes from more than 200 nations. The 2020 Summer Games will run July 24 through Aug. 9 in Tokyo. The boat parade and decorated home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators... Read More

Fun Beach Facts

Fun Beach Facts

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