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Press Releases

Learn more about OCNJ happenings with press releases from the Ocean City Chamber. From the latest OCNJ news to details on upcoming events, you’ll be in-the-know.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ocean City Arts Center Classes Begin September 10th

It's not too late to register for a favorite art class or try one of the many new classes at the Ocean City Arts Center.  Classes begin Monday, September 10 &17 and are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

OC Chamber to Roast Bill Elliott, Retiring Executive Director of Shore's Health Foundation

Friday, September 7, 2012

OCHM Announces Museum Movie Night

On October 12, 2012, the Ocean City Historical Museum will screen “Dial M for Murder” at the Ocean City Public Library’s Lecture Hall. Grace Kelly co-stars in this classic Alfred Hitchcock film which was originally release in 1954. Grace Kelly is considered by some to be Ocean City’s princess as well as Monaco’s. Join us as we enjoy one of her most mysterious films. Even if you aren’t a Grace Kelly fan, you’ll enjoy this film, which was ranked #9 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre of Mystery in June 2008.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

South Jersey's Finest Artists Exhibit at Ocean City Arts Center in September

The "South Jersey Plein Air Painters" and invited guest artists will exhibit their interpretations of the Jersey Shore at the Ocean city Arts Center throughout September.  A "Meet the Artists" reception, open and free to the public, will be held Friday, September 14, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Ginny Mulford, OCHS Teacher Signs Book at Sun Rose Words & Music

Retired longtime Ocean City High School teachers Ida Margolis and Ginny Mulford have collaborated on a children's book "Carrots for Charlie".  Ms. Mulford, the book's illustrator, will sign copies at Sun Rose Words and Music, located at 756 Asbury Avenue, on Wednesday, August 29, from 11 am to 1 pm. 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Join us for the King & Queen of Plop Contest

The King and Queen of Plop Contest, also know as the Fall Guy and Fall Gal Competition, will be held on the 9th Street Beach just south of the Music Pier on Friday, August 31 starting at 11 a.m.

Competitors are requested to demonstrate their best plop or Fall as a way of welcoming the new season to Ocean City. The event is scheduled for the beginning of the Labor Day

Weekend to obtain publicity for Ocean City at a key time. It is also an opportunity to draw attention to your business from the crowds on the beach and boardwalk.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Ocean City Chamber to Roast Bill Elliott, Executive Director of Shore's Health Foundation

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Orr at the Shore & The Bucket List Challenge

Meteorologist Kate Bilo fills in for Kathy Orr this week in Ocean City, New Jersey at the Music Pier.

If you think you've seen it and done it all in this shore town, think again. A new book called, "The Ocean City Bucket List, 100 Ways To Have A Real Ocean City Experience", may challenge that claim.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

National Night Out

National Night Out was established to heighten crime and drug prevention. Towns and Municipalities throughout the nation participate on this on the same night. Its is designed to improve relationships between the community and the Police Department, as well as helping neighbors get-to-know each other a little better.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Pamper Scamper Alert

Here’s how to get some images of babies participating in a very cute event….

Ocean City’s popular Baby Crawling Race, The Pamper Scamper, is set for Tues., Aug. 7 at the 6th St. Beach Volley Ball Courts opposite Wonderland Pier. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the races begin 9:30 a.m. The contest is free and prizes are awarded.

The race is for babies 15 months and younger. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Recreation Division with prizes donated by Ocean City merchants.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Tony Mart Presents a Smokin' Jam of Rock 'N Roll Classics

In its final 2012 show at the Ocean City Music Pier Series, Tony Mart’s will present a smokin’ hot jam Saturday, August 18th when the finest rock musicians and entertainers in South Jersey come together to perform the all-star “Music that made Tony Mart’s Famous” show, a tribute to the golden years of Rock ‘n Roll at the Jersey Shore.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

OC's 103rd Annual Baby Parade, August 9th

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- Ocean City’s 103rd Annual Baby Parade, the longest consecutively run in the nation, is set for Thursday, Aug. 9th. The colorful event begins at 10:15 a.m. Parade route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk.

Ocean City leads the world in holding the most Baby Parades. No other community or organization has held 100 parades, let alone 103. Grand marshals of this year’s Parade will be Fred and Susan Miller, authors of popular Ocean City history books.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pamper Scamper Alert

Ocean City’s popular Baby Crawling Race, The Pamper Scamper, is set for Tues., Aug. 7 at the 6th   St. Beach Volley Ball Courts opposite Wonderland Pier. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the races begin 9:30 a.m. The contest is free and prizes are awarded.

The race is for babies 15 months and younger. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Recreation Division with prizes donated by Ocean City merchants.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Curvaceous Crabs Cavort at America's Greatest Family Resort

Miss Crustacean Has Been Entertaining the Nation for Three decades and more at the New Jersey Shore

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- For 39 years The Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant has attracted hundreds of curvaceous crustaceans and their best friends.

On August 1, America’s most glamorous Crabettes will congregate at 1 p.m. on the 6th   St. Beach to vie for the “Coveted Cumber Rind Cup,” symbol of Crustacean Comeliness. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark, pizza crust for fiber and a dash of swamp water.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Art of Surfing Festival 2012

The Art of Surfing Festival is proud to present its 12th annual festival at the historic Ocean City Music Pier on Thursday August 2nd, Friday August 3rd, and Saturday August 4th this summer! The Festival is an event for the whole family. It features original art from surfing’s biggest names from local favorite, Aaron Bogushefsky “Bogy”, to our friends, Severson & Valiere, from Hawaii. The Festival hours are 5 PM to 11PM on Thursday, August 2nd, noon to 10PM on Friday, August 3rd and noon to 10PM on Saturday August 4th.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

OC's 3rd Annual Tribute to the Philippines

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

WHAT: Ocean City’s Third Annual Tribute to the Philippines

WHEN: Saturday July 21-Sunday July 22

WHERE: Three Locations

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unlocking the Secrets of the Blue Zone

FREE  DAY, LONG HEALTH FAIR AT THE LIBRARY PART OF OCEAN CITY’S TRIBUTE TO PHILIPPINES

Loma Linda off the blue waters of the Philippines is where people enjoy the greatest longevity in the world.  It is known as the “Blue Zone.”

As part of Ocean City’s third annual tribute to that country, a group of Filipino physicians and nurses will hold a free, health seminar, “Unlocking the Secrets of the Blue Zone.” The event will be held in the Ocean City Library’s Senior Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., Sunday, July 22 from 9a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ocean City's 3rd Tribute to the Philippines Features Trade Festival and Entertainment

A trade festival featuring Filipino crafts, products and services plus a 5 p.m. show with the Sounds of Manila, a popular Filipino band, will highlight the City’s third annual Tribute to the Philippines, July 21-22. The major sponsor of the event is Western Union.

The show will also include and array of prominent Filipino entertainers. National Yo Yo Champions, affiliated with Air Circus of Ocean City, will open the show with unique routines to dance music. The Yo Yo was invented in the Philippines and means “Return! Return!” in the Filipino language.

The trade festival will be held in the Pavilion area of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Filipino Nurses Associations from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will provide a free Health and Wellness seminar at their booth locations and offer free blood pressure and blood sugar tests. Hundreds of Filipinos are employed in hospitals throughout the Delaware Valley. The Philippines has become noted for its outstanding health care facilities. Entry to the Trade Festival is free.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ocean City Fine Art and Craft Festival - July 21

It’s always a fun way to spend a fun day, indoors and out.

The huge Ocean City Fine Art and Handcraft Festival will be presented by the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild on Saturday, July 21 in the Civic Center and Carey Stadium, just off the Boardwalk at 6th Street. Show hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

Browse through thousands of imaginative creations from furniture to fine art, jewelry to jigsaws, wind chimes to waterfalls, fancy candy to Raggedy Andy and gourmet treats galore.

Guild Director JoAnne Schaut explains, “Since we began in 2002, our July, November and March fairs have raised over $170,000 for area charities including the Ocean City Food Cupboard, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

OC Chamber President Receives ESGR's Seven Seal Award for Outstanging Support of Guardsman

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce President, Brian Broadley, recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Seven Seals Award for Outstanding Support of Guardsman.

Indelible Moments.

Most Americans have distinct memories of where they were, September 11, 2001 when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center and America found itself at war with an elusive enemy half way around the world.

Weapons Shop Maintenance 3 Supervisor and National Guard Airman Emil Martinelli had just finished weapons  prepping the fighter jets at the 177th fighter wing. It was a typical day at the base and he was ‘putting in extra time’ as part of the support team for the pilots who were performing their routine morning training missions.

Then the announcement resonated through the base. “RED BALL.  BACK TO THE SHOP.” In civilian terms, “return immediately!”

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