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Plenty of Fall Events Scheduled for Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/28/16

Ocean City‘s October events range from the Indian Summer Weekend Block Party to the Halloween Parade, a “Nunsense” musical,  Welcome Night, the HERO Walk, a new Chili-Chowder Festival, the Pops’ John Williams Tribute and more.

(Sept. 30-Oct.1) Boardwalk and Downtown MERCHANT TABLE SALES, 6th to 14th Streets on Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.

(Oct. 1) The JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE concert by the Ocean City Pops that was postponed from Sept. 4 has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Customers holding tickets for the Sept. 4 show may use the tickets they already have. Additional tickets are on sale now. For more information or tickets, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. On Oct. 1, the Music Pier Box Office is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(Oct. 2) JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK: Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center at 6th and Boardwalk. The opening ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. The Walk begins at 11 a.m. on the boardwalk at 6th St.  This is a 5K Walk to promote the use of sober, designated drivers and reduce the number of drunken driving tragedies. The HERO Campaign also raises funds for important educational and awareness programs. This is a time to remember those who have been affected by a drunk driver. For more information, visit www.theherowalk.org  or call (609) 626-3880.

(Oct. 2) CHILI-CHOWDER FESTIVAL sponsored by the Ocean City Restaurant Assn. Noon to 4 p.m. at the Tennessee Ave. Soccer Complex to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City.  Tasting wristbands are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Enjoy a taste of Ocean City at this first-time event. For information, call 570-579-8500 or visit www.eatinocnj.com

(Oct. 7-9) NUNSENSE by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This musical comedy is winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Broadway Musical. NUNSENSE begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally poisons 52 of the sisters, placing the church in dire need of burial funds. They decide the best way to raise money is to produce a variety show in the school’s auditorium. Show features tap and ballet dancing and an audience quiz with comic surprises. Oct. 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.  Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for children 12 and under. Group rates available. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Oct. 8) FALL BLOCK PARTY and FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Annual Block Party, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th to 14th Streets on Asbury Ave. More than 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more.  In the evening, family entertainment on the Boardwalk with fireworks at 9 p.m. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 8-10) INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND: Seafood Vendors at the Music Pier. Boardwalk & Downtown Merchants Table Sales, 6th to 14th St. on Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.  For information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ

(Oct. 9) 5th ANNUAL SPOOKS N’ KOOKS COSTUME SURF CONTEST: Registration begins 9 a.m. at 7th St. Beach. Entry fee: 10 canned goods or $10 Shoprite Gift Card. Contest begins at 10 a.m. Divisions: Open long board, Short board, Women’s and 13 and under. Spectators welcome. All proceeds benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard. For information search Spooks N Kooks on Facebook.

(Oct. 9) 21 DOWN BUDDY WALK: Registration and Pre-walk party is held from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at OC Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. Enjoy snacks, face painting, music and other fun activities.  One mile Fun Walk begins at 2:45 p.m. For more information, call (609) 390-5645 or visit www.21down.org.

(Oct. 13) ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE by the Cape May County M.U.A.: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.  Learn about Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronic Disposal. Presented by Linda S. Crumbock, CRP Recycling Coordinator, 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall, Room 110. Free and open to public. For information, call (609) 399-2434 x5222.

(Oct. 16) MAKING STRIDES 5K WALK for breast cancer. Registration is 8:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. walk.  Information available at 1-800-227-2345 or online at www.makingstrideswalk.org/OceanCityNJ.

(Oct. 22) 49th ANNUAL OCEAN CITY FISHING CLUB INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT. Registration from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. at OC Intermediate School, 1801 Bay Ave. Teams $60 (up to 6) Individuals $15.  Lunch, awards and door prizes.  For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or call (609) 399-6111.

(Oct. 26) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT: New Location at Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. and Boardwalk. Meet local groups and business organizations. 6 - 8 p.m. Free Admission. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 27) HALLOWEEN PARADE: 7:15 p.m., 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Registration is Oct. 1 through Oct. 25.  Registration website www.ochp.blogspot.com.  Registration available only online.  No rain date.  Halloween Parade Hot Line 1-800-813-5580.

(Nov. 5) TRAIL OF TWO CITIES:  Run/ Walk over 9th St. Bridge-Causeway from Ocean City to Somers Point.  Register online at www.ocnj.us/race-events.  Day of registration 7 a.m./Run-Walk starts 8 a.m. Begins at 10th and Haven Ave. at the Ocean City Transportation Center and finishes in Kennedy Park, Somers Point. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Nov. 9) The Ocean City Environmental Commission in partnership with the City’s Free Public Library continues its lecture series by featuring the Cape May County Department of MOSQUITO CONTROL. Speaker will be Peter J. Bosak PhD, who will talk about Mosquito Biology and plans to control Mosquito Transmitted Diseases. 6:30 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Library, 17th and Simpson Ave.  Free admission.

(Nov. 10-12) QUIET FESTIVAL: Opening ceremonies , 11 a.m. Thursday at Mark Soifer Park  across from City Hall features  the inspirational “Yawn Along” to the  tune of “Beautiful Dreamer,” Quiet Kites, Maple Pod Drop, Paper Airplane Flying, the World’s only Wind Chimes Band, a Pin Drop, Bubbles Galore and more. Saturday 9 a.m. till noon at the Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., The QUIET PET CHALLENGE is set for mice, hamsters, turtles, rabbits, ferrets, birds, etc. Call (609) 399-6111 for information. All events are free to enter.       

(Nov. 11)  Annual VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(Nov. 12-13) CHRISTMAS CRAFT & FINE ART FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in new location-Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off the Boardwalk. Over 60 fine artists, crafters and photographers. For information call (609) 365-2239.

(Nov. 19)  EARLIER THAN THE BIRD Downtown Shopping Extravaganza, 8 a.m. till noon. Get out early and start your shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird specials. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.