Registration Now Open for 2021 Night in Venice

Registration Now Open for 2021 Night in Venice

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 5/12/21   Night in Venice will return to Ocean City for the 66th time at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021. Registration is now open to all boat and bayfront home owners who want to participate in this year’s celebration.   The optional theme will be “Honoring Our Heroes,” a salute to all those who helped us get through the year. Participants are also encouraged to use last year’s planned “Olympics” theme. A fireworks display will light up the bay and cap off the festivities.   The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provide a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk to Seek His Shadow on Saturday 5/5/21

Martin Z. Mollusk to Seek His Shadow on Saturday 5/5/21

Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot will seek his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, on the beach next to the Music Pier (between Moorlyn Terrace and Ninth Street). Martin Z. Mollusk has successfully predicted an early summer every year for more than four decades (sometimes, of course, with the creative use of flashlights by his handlers).   Martin’s prediction this year will be more important than ever, because we know everybody is anxious for the arrival of summer after a year of so many sacrifices.   The Martin Z. Mollusk Day program also will include the life-sized Martin Z. and Mollie Mollusk mascots. Together, the Mollusks make up the first family of “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”   The winners of the 2021 Martin Z. Mollusk Coloring Contest will be... Read More

Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

With COVID-19 Numbers Trending Decisively in the Right Direction, Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions Changes Include Removal of All Percentage Capacity Limits for Indoor and Outdoor Businesses, Lifting of Prohibition on Indoor Bar Seating, and Removal of Outdoor Gathering Limit Changes Effective in Two Phases – On Friday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 19  Today, Governor Murphy will sign an executive order that makes the following changes effective Friday, May 7 (some of which were previously scheduled to take effect on Monday, May 10): Outdoor gatherings limit – The limit will increase to 500 persons, up from 200. Large venue outdoor capacity – The maximum capacity allowed will increase to 50% for venues with 1,000 fixed seats or more, as long as six feet of distance is maintained, up from 30% capacity for... Read More

Ocean City Block Party Table Sales Set for the Weekend

Ocean City Block Party Table Sales Set for the Weekend

Downtown and Boardwalk merchants are throwing a party. “The Best of O.C.” will be on display for this weekend’s Ocean City Block Party Table Sales. The event will not include the outside crafters and vendors that highlight the traditional Spring Block Party, but store owners will display their local merchandise on tables set up outside their storefronts and offer discounts and specials.   The table sales will be open throughout the weekend of May 1 and 2. The forecasts for the weekend call for sunny and warm weather, so it’s a great chance to get down to the shore and enjoy all that Ocean City has to offer.   In Ocean City’s own take on Groundhog Day, our crustacean mascot will seek his shadow on Martin Z. Mollusk Day (Saturday, May 8) to see... Read More

Table Sales and Sports Memorabilia Show Highlight Weekend in OCNJ

Table Sales and Sports Memorabilia Show Highlight Weekend in OCNJ

Downtown and Boardwalk merchants are looking forward to outdoor table sales throughout the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. They will display their local merchandise on tables set up outside their storefronts and offer discounts and specials. They will set up again for the weekend of May 1 and 2, when they also will hold a Virtual Spring Block Party with online deals. Vendors with merchandise and collector’s items representing a variety of sports and teams will be on the Ocean City Music Pier on Saturday, April 24 for the annual Sports Memorabilia Show. The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This modified event will be vendor-specific and will not include the autograph signings by sports heroes that fans have come to love in past events. Capacity limits, mask... Read More

Ocean City Gets Ready For Another Season

Ocean City Gets Ready For Another Season

The forecast for the weekend looks sunny, and Ocean City is gearing up for another great season. Boardwalk and downtown shops, amusements and restaurants are open. Discounted beach tags are on sale at locations throughout town, and the streets are coming back to life.   Ocean City Spring Block Party is keeping it local this year! Local Merchants in Downtown OCNJ and Ocean City Boardwalk will be having table sales Saturday & Sunday, April 24th & 25th and Saturday & Sunday May 1st & 2nd! Join us in our Block Party celebration and supporting our local merchants!   The Mr. Mature America Pageant had been tentatively scheduled for this weekend, and it’s not too early to start preparing for the rescheduled date on Sept. 12, 2021. This event celebrates the achievements of men 55... Read More

Prepare Your Application for the Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Prepare Your Application for the Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Prepare Your Application for the Emergency Assistance Grant Program Grants up to $20,000 are available for small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in these grants, you will need to pre-register between Monday, April 19th at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday, April 29th at 5:00 p.m. If you do not pre-register, you will not be eligible for these grants. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Wednesday it will begin accepting applications in May for a number of the recently announced programs that are aimed at providing $85 million in grants to various types of small businesses. The programs include $25 million for microbusinesses (5 or fewer employees), $15 million for small businesses (6 to 50 employees), $10 million for child care... Read More

Girls Weekend 2021 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2021 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

                                    Visit the Facebook Event Page for the most up to date information on Girls Weekend 2021! The full list of specials posted below!   Girls Weekend 2021 Participating Stores: LEH- in-store special will be 20% off our exclusive LEH bundles featuring our soaps, and our specialized Face Care, Foot Care, Argan Oil, Coffee, and Beach Scents product lines We Make It Personal- Transform a handwritten recipe into a cutting board or engrave a picture of your favorite pet onto a plaque! Check out our website for different options.  Engraving is FREE! 20% off all Willow Moon Candle Sets & Perfume. Diamond Barre Fitness- Join us for a high energy, low impact total body workout. Strengthen, lengthen & tone the body! Beginner friendly, all levels, ages 15 (with parent consent) & up. Mask & socks required to... Read More

Restaurant Revitalization Act – Important Info

Restaurant Revitalization Act – Important Info

$28.6 Billion in Relief for Restaurant Industry American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”)—Restaurant Revitalization Act (“RRA”) Summary KEY Points •   A good deal of money is obtainable! •   Grants are non-taxable! •   All of your independent restaurants/beverage establishments will surely qualify! •   The ARPA provides $28.6 billion in grants designed to support the recovery of small and medium-sized food and beverage businesses. The grants will be awarded by the SBA (the federal Small Business Authority), and individual businesses are eligible to receive up to $5 million in grants, while businesses with up to 20 locations are eligible for a maximum of $10 million. •   The RRA grants are not treated as taxable gross income by the IRS. •   Eligible Entity— any restaurant is eligible if it’s consider a place where public or patrons can gather for the primary purpose of being served food... Read More