Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/25/21 Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ The Ocean City Pops orchestra is having a great season under new Artistic Director and Maestro Vince Lee, and there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy this local treasure. The lineup for the rest of the season includes something for every musical taste. • Symphony Night at the Pops II (August 25): The musicians of the Ocean City Pops take center stage as featured soloists. The orchestra will be at its virtuosic best as Maestro Vince Lee leads some of the greatest and most-beloved music in history. • Kimber Sprawl — Girl From the North Country (August 29): New Broadway sensation and dynamite performer Kimber Sprawl blew away critics and audiences alike with her powerful performance in... Read More

It’s a Pageant Week in OCNJ … for Humans and Hermit Crabs

It’s a Pageant Week in OCNJ … for Humans and Hermit Crabs

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 8/17/21 It’s a Pageant Week in Ocean City ... for Humans and Hermit Crabs Congratulations to our new Miss Ocean City, 19-year-old Maddyn Randazzo, who was crowned Saturday on the Ocean City Music Pier. Another week of pageantry in Ocean City includes the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant on Wednesday, the Little Miss Ocean City Pageant on Friday and the Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant on Saturday. The original beauty contest for crustaceans returns as an evening event this year. In an annual tradition, Ocean City celebrates the beauty of hermit crabs with contestants vying for the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup. All families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in the competition on Wednesday, August 18. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. on the beach... Read More

Baby Parade Rolls Down Boardwalk for 111th Time on Thursday

Baby Parade Rolls Down Boardwalk for 111th Time on Thursday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/11/21 Baby Parade Rolls Down Boardwalk for 111th Time on Thursday The 111th annual Ocean City Baby Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 on the Boardwalk. The annual tradition offers a chance for parents to show off Ocean City’s newest generation. The parade features children ages 10 and under cruising the Boardwalk in themed strollers, wagons and floats. It starts at Sixth Street with children finishing at 12th Street and all other entries continuing to 14th Street. The parade is free to watch from either side of the boardwalk. Spectators are welcome to bring beach chairs to watch from the railing along the ocean side of the boardwalk. On the parade morning, the boardwalk will close to bicycle traffic at 10 a.m. In addition to the array... Read More

Boardwalk Art Shows and Pops’ Salute to Aretha Franklin

Boardwalk Art Shows and Pops’ Salute to Aretha Franklin

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 8/4/21 Boardwalk Art Shows and Pops’ Salute to Aretha Franklin The 58th annual Boardwalk Art Show will be held Friday through Sunday (August 6 to 8) on the boardwalk between Eighth Street and 13th Street. The celebration of the arts will include a newer event – the Art of Surfing Festival – Thursday to Saturday (August 5 to 7) at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Boardwalk Art Show features oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, prints and drawings on display and for sale. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Awards are given to the top entries in the show. For Ocean City visitors, this is an opportunity to view and purchase great artwork... Read More

Things to Consider When Planning a Beach Wedding

Things to Consider When Planning a Beach Wedding

You've decided on a beautiful beach wedding because it's the perfect setting to celebrate your love. Crashing waves, warm sand and scenic views will all complement your ceremony, but you also want everything to go smoothly. However, before you set a date, there are some things you need to consider when planning a beach wedding. Plenty of factors go into a wedding, and when you get married on the beach, you have even more to consider. To create the perfect beach wedding checklist, consider these tips: 1. Get Beach Wedding Permits Depending on where you're getting married, you may need a permit for a beach wedding — this may depend on the size of your wedding, how long your ceremony will be and if you need to reserve a section of the beach. Don't set a date... Read More

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses By: Daniel J. Munoz The Biden administration is revamping the loan forgiveness process for a popular Trump-era, COVID-relief program as it enters into its final days. Starting Aug. 4, businesses that received up to $150,000 from the federal forgivable loan program known as the Paycheck Protection Program can apply directly with the U.S. Small Business Administration for loan forgiveness. Of the 11.7 million loans totaling $800 billion since the program’s inception in March last year, approximately 90% were for loans of up to $150,000. Then-President Donald Trump approved the PPP as part of the mammoth Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in late March as a means to stabilize the national economy as the onset of the pandemic triggered mass business closures and record-high unemployment. Businesses can... Read More

Music Pier Shows Feature Elvis Presley Hits and Straight No Chaser

Music Pier Shows Feature Elvis Presley Hits and Straight No Chaser

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 7/28/21 Music Pier Shows Feature Elvis Presley Hits and Straight No Chaser Elvis Presley’s hits will roar to life on the Ocean City Music Pier stage on Friday and Saturday in the new Broadway musical comedy “All Shook Up,” starring Ocean City Theatre Company’s High School Jr Company. This madcap musical comedy based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” plays July 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and overflows with rock, gospel, romance and mistaken identities. The musical tells the story of a small-town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle-riding roustabout she falls for. Among the many hits that will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes are “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog” and “It’s Now or Never.” Tickets are $15 per person and... Read More

What to See and Do During the Offseason in Ocean City, New Jersey

What to See and Do During the Offseason in Ocean City, New Jersey

  Ocean City, New Jersey, is a popular vacation spot for many along the East Coast. In the summer months, the area is a lively place filled with visitors enjoying the many beaches and Boardwalk activities. With so many forms of entertainment, Ocean City is an excellent spot for a getaway with family or friends. But it isn't only a spring and summer destination — fall and winter have plenty to offer as well. The offseason in Ocean City is perfect for those who want to avoid the crowds, but still take a trip to the area. Whether you form a plan or make an impromptu decision to visit, you can enjoy the beauty of the beach town and its many activities. Table of Contents: Outdoor Activities Indoor Activities Annual Events Spend... Read More

2021 Night in Venice Results

2021 Night in Venice Results

2021 Night in Venice Results (Awards can be picked up at City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue, beginning at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 25th) BOAT RESULTS Boat Number, Name of the Boat, Family’s Name and Theme Best in show 25’ and over: #253, Boat Name: Shanti, Toner Family, Theme: Christmas Eve in July Best in show 24’ and under: #224, Boat Name: That What Sea Said, Young & Beiswinger Families, Theme: Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun! Best Lead Boat: #208, Boat Name: Carol B, ACT Engineers, Theme: Martin & Mollie Mollusk Best Commercial: #251, Boat Name: Salty, Mangos & More, Theme: Tropical Tiki Best Non-profit: #215, Boat Name: Reel Fun, OCTC Spotlight Performers Best Decorated 25’ and over 1st Place: #253, Boat Name: Shanti, Toner Family, Theme: Christmas Eve in July 2nd Place: #250, Boat Name: Diablo,... Read More