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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.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Boardwalk Art Show to be Held August 2,3 & 4

Ocean City--The 51st Boardwalk Art Show, hosted by the Ocean City Arts Center, will be held August 2, 3, & 4 from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.  Applications for artists will be accepted through July 26.

More than 50 artists will display watercolor, oil, acrylics, original drawings, photograhs and hand-pulled pieces.  Awards include Purchase Award where the Center buys a piece; a $500 Best of Show Award; $350 Second Place; $250 Third Place; $200 Mayor's Choice Award for an Ocean City Themed piece; and Three Honorable Mentions at $100 each.  Prize money was increased in 2013.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Opening Ceremonies for OC's 4th Annual Tribute to the Philippines

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Opening ceremonies for Ocean City’s 4th Annual Tribute to the Philippines

WHEN:  Saturday July 20th at 10 a.m.

WHERE: In front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Winners Ocean City Freckle Contest

The City’ Annual Freckle Contest attracted over 70 contestants who competed for spotted glory in front of the Music Pier, July 11 at 6 p.m.

The good natured competition feature categories from 5 and under to Adults most of whom seemed to have a good time admiring each other’s freckles.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

OCNJ C.A.R.E. Benefit

Ocean City, NJ- Magical Mondays are held at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier on 6th street and the boardwalk in Ocean City. With the purchase of a $20 wristband on a Magical Monday guests can go on unlimited rides between the hours of 1-4pm. Proceeds from wristband purchases on Monday, July 15th will benefit OCNJ C.A.R.E. which is continuing to support Ocean City families and businesses affected by super storm Sandy.

Monday, July 8, 2013

2013 Winners OC Sand Sculpting Contest, July 3rd at 6th Street Beach

Seventy contestants participated in the City’s first Sand Sculpting Contest of the season which included a group from the Upper Township K.E.Y.S. Day Camp.

Family Division Winners: lst. Place, the Jones Family from Ambler, Pa. who sculpted an Independence Day Castle; 2nd. Place, the Herwig Family, Princenton, N.J., King’s Castle; 3rd Place: the Stafford Family of Woodbury, Snoopy on a Dog House.

Family Division Honorable Mentions included Adams Family, Shamokin Dam Pa., Loch Ness Monster; The Bay House Family, Harleysville, Pa., Ski Ball Machine; The Cook Family of Erie Pa., Volkswagon; the Kerfoot Family of Bloomsbury, N.J., a Sea Horse.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer Inn-to-Inn & Historic Tour

Ocean City, NJ- The Inn-to-Inn & Historic Tour presented by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Ocean City are every Thursday in July and August from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Tickets are $14 per person, which includes transportation by trolley and a guided tour.  Catch the trolley at the Ticket Booth located at the 7th Street and Central Avenue parking lot (metered parking is available).  Tickets are available at the Welcome Center on 9th Street and at the ticket booth.  Each tour includes an excursion to three inns, the Historic Ocean City Lifesaving Station or the Ocean City Historical Museum, and a sightseeing tour of the City’s historic district.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

OCHM Summer Lecture Series Announces

The Ocean City Historical Museum announces this year’s Summer Lecture Series.  These Thursday evening events start at 7pm and are free and open to the public.  Interested in Ocean City’s history or history in general, this is a great evening.  Come out and support the Ocean City Historical Museum.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

OC Historical Museum Announces New Exhibit

Partnering with the Ocean City Fishing Club, the Museum will host an exhibit on the history of the OC Fishing Club, which is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary.  This exhibit will highlight the founding of the club, its development and its role in Ocean City’s community, both in the past and today.  The exhibit will display historic rods, reels, photographs and a selection of the club’s trophies, including the illustrious Ocean City Fishing Cup.  Items from members of the Ocean Fishing Club have been placed on loan with the Museum to help round out the exhibit.  The exhibit will open July 12 with a special reception at 7pm.  For more information about the exhibit or the opening, contact the Museum at 609-399-1801.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ocean City Weight Loss Contest Weigh In

The six participants in the Ocean City weight loss contest will have their final weigh-in noon Sunday, June 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

On Jan. 1, six Ocean City residents had their initial weigh-in for the friendly weight loss challenge, which began between Ocean City Councilmen Scott Ping and Tony Wilson.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Farmers & Crafters Market Opening Wednesday, June 26th

Ocean City, NJ- The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Farmers & Crafters Market will have its opening day on Wednesday, June 26th.  Farmers will be on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th Street and Asbury Avenue and Crafters will be across the street in the Firehouse parking lot.  The market will be open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and will showcase Jersey Fresh farmers and a number of crafters with many handmade treasures and treats.   Our Farmers and Crafters Market will feature a great assortment of fresh Jersey produce, fresh flowers, and fresh herbs; all from local farms.  The Market will continue every Wednesday through September 4th.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Mosaic Memories

Community Art Projects (CAP), of Ocean City is presenting “MOSAIC MEMORIES “

From June 4 thru October 15th

 

Community Art Projects (CAP) invites locals and visitors to leave their mark in Ocean City and become part of a future Community Art Projects art installation. Grab a few friends, or your family and paint a tile at Glazed Over Studio, 854 Asbury Avenue from June 4th thru October 15th. Tiles are 4 ¼ inches and can be painted with any design or family name. Prices are $20 per tile or 2 for $35 – Create a Mosaic Memory. Painted tiles, artistically placed in a significant sculpture, will be placed in a central Ocean City location.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Moorlyn Family Theatre Opens for Youth Saturday Nights

Unite, a show designed for late-night youth on the Boardwalk, opens this Saturday, June 22nd at 10:30 pm.

The OTW Band with producer Seth Bazacas has planned an action-packed combination of music, audience involvement, and stand-up. Initially funded by the Ocean City Tabernacle, the event is free and will continue every Saturday night.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Farmers & Crafters Market Opens June 26th

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Farmers & Crafters Market will have its opening day on Wednesday, June 26th.  Farmers will be on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th Street and Asbury Avenue and Crafters will be across the street in the Firehouse parking lot.  The market will be open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and will showcase Jersey Fresh farmers and a number of crafters with many handmade treasures and treats.   Our Farmers and Crafters Market will feature a great assortment of fresh Jersey produce, fresh flowers, and fresh herbs; all from local farms.  The Market will continue every Wednesday through September 4th.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Beach Guided Walks Every Tuesday & Wednesday Will Start July 2nd and end August 28th

Ocean City, NJ Guided Beach Walks Every Tuesday and Wednesday will Start July 2nd and end August 28th

Volunteer Beachguides will take out groups and share information on various topics that may include: shells, birds, the ocean, beach vegetation, beach creatures and more. Guided beachwalks run for approximately one hour.

The beach scene changes everyday and creates an adventure and learning experience for all ages. Every beach walk is different. Group participants are encouraged to find items* along the way for discussion and learning. The guides will share knowledge and welcome questions. Our guides do their best to make the experience a pleasant memory for all.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ocean City Arts Center Summer Luncheon

The Ocean City Arts Center will hold its annual luncheon on Wednesday, July 10 at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.  The event begins with a social hour at 11:30 am followed by luncheon.  Reservations are $45 per person and are available by calling the Arts Center at (609) 399-7628.  This year's theme is inspired by the classic Rodgers and Hart song "Isn't it Romantic" and celebrates the Art of Romance and Romance in Art.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jeep Invasion

The  New Jersey Jeep Assn. (NJJA)  will be exhibiting custom jeeps, trail rigs and feature vendors June 14-15. The schedule is Friday, June 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 7th to 9th Streets on Asbury Ave; Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon at Shelter Rd. off Tennessee Ave. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., 5th to 14th St. on Boardwalk.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

OC Mayor to Address Ocean City Chamber of Commerce

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 P.M., at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.  Guest speaker is Mayor Jay Gillian.  The lunch is $20.00 and is open to the community. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 609-399-1412 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Miss NJ Parade June 12, Will Kick Off Pageant Week in OC

OCEAN CITY, N.J. ---The popular Miss New Jersey Parade will kick off Pageant Week on Wed. June 12 at this family resort. The Parade will be held at 7 p.m. with route from 6th to 14th  Sts. on Boardwalk. Twenty-three contestants from throughout the State will be featured in the event known for its unusual “dress up” themes.

This year contestants will portray sinister characters in a comical manner as they are driven down the Boardwalk in convertibles.

“The theme is “Villains Down the Venue,” reports Parade Director Maribeth Neal.

Rest easy parents. It will be all in good fun. Nothing that will make children uncomfortable or grown ups cringe.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

OC Mayor Gillian to Address Ocean City Chamber of Commerce

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:00 P.M., at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.  Guest speaker is Mayor Jay Gillian.  The lunch is $20.00 and is open to the community. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 609-399-1412 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff

Please Join Us!  

The Ocean City businesses, their employees, residents and the community as whole have all worked very hard to rebuild after the storm. We are excited for a successful 2013 season and are still working hard to let the world know that "We Are Ready!" Please join us on Friday, May 24th for the events listed below.  Please encourage your neighbors, employees, friends and visitors to stand with us in celebrating Ocean City, NJ!

Ocean City will be Joining the State-Wide Shore Community's  "Stronger Than the Storm" Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies on Friday, May 24 as well as holding its Annual unique Business Person's Plunge to welcome the new season and emphasize that "We Are Ready!"

Following are a list of the activities:  

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