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Super Bowl Champion Eagles Players to Visit Ocean City’s New Sports Memorabilia Show on April 28-29

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/18/18

American Handcrafts Festival and Beach Sweep on Tap This Weekend

Four members of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will greet fans as part of the new Sports Memorabilia & Collection Show on April 28 and April 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Running back Corey Clement, Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks, former Eagles tight end Brent Celek and linebacker Mychal Kendricks will be part of the show. Brooks and Celek will be featured in a motorcade down the Ocean City Boardwalk from Sixth Street to 14th Street at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

 

Clement will be available to sign autographs and pose for photos (for a fee TBA) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 28 and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. April 29. Brooks and Celek will be available 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 28. Kendricks is slotted for 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.

The show will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and 29 and feature sports memorabilia displays and vendors. Admission is $3 per day for adults and $1 for children ages 12 and under.

For more information on the show, call 609-399-6111. More details on the celebrity appearances and tickets sales will be announced at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.

THIS WEEKEND IN OCEAN CITY

The 2018 Spring Festival of Guaranteed American Handcrafts and Fine Art will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 21 and 22) on the Ocean City Music Pier. The show is believed to be the only one in the region where every offering is made in the U.S. by the artisan in the booth.

It features jewelry, glass, watercolors, oil paintings, beach and bay photography, copper garden fountains, candles, soaps, lotions, leather goods, gourmet food items, baked treats, wood carvings, floral arrangements, seashore décor and more. The $3 admission benefits the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard, Atlantic City Rescue Mission, and Gilda’s Club South Jersey. Free parking is available just off the Boardwalk at Eighth Street, Moorlyn Terrace and Ninth Street.

For more information, call Director JoAnne Schaut at 609-365-2239. On show days, call 609-399-6111.

Ocean City marks Earth Day on Saturday (April 21) with its semi-annual Beach Sweeps event. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Ocean City Music Pier for supplies and assignments in a beach cleanup 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 32nd annual event is sponsored by Clean Ocean Action and Ocean City. Pre-register at www.cleanoceanaction.org.

The Ocean City Environmental Commission invites everybody to celebrate a family-friendly Earth Day. The free event is open to the public and will take place 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 21 at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center within the Ocean City Community Center at 18th Street and Simpson Avenue. The morning's activities will focus on the younger generations. Participants will be invited to make crafts out of recycled products such as plastic bottles, paper towel rolls and cardboard. Music, videos and books will be age-appropriate and focus on “reduce, reuse, and recycling.”

TICKETS ON SALE FOR ‘THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ’

L. Frank Baum’s classic novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” took the world by storm in 1900, and for more than a century has inspired storytellers and composers on Broadway (“Wicked and “The Wiz”), in Hollywood (“The Wizard of Oz”) and on the radio (“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”).

Relive all the great music in a single concert event 7:30 p.m. August 12 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets ($20 to $25) for “The Wonderful Music of Oz” go on sale Thursday at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

Defy gravity and travel over the rainbow on a musical journey down the yellow brick road with a cast of New York's top vocalists, including Kelli Rabke, Blaine Krauss and Scott Coulter. The show also features John Boswell on piano.

MORE SPRING EVENTS

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EARTH DAY (April 21):

2018 SPRING FESTIVAL OF GUARANTEED AMERICAN HANDCRAFTS AND FINE ART (April 21 and 22): A show where every offering is guaranteed to be made in the U.S. by the artisan in the booth. Features jewelry, glass, watercolors and oil paintings, beach and bay photography, candles, soaps, lotions, leathergoods, gourmet food items and more. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. The $3 admission benefits the Ocean City Food Cupboard, Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Gilda's Club South Jersey. For more information, call JoAnne Schaut at 609-365-2239.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS WALK (April 28): 10 a.m. registration and 11 a.m. start at the Sixth Street practice field near the boardwalk. For more information, call 610-325-6001.

BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES (April 28-29): No Vendors. Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.

SPORTS MEMORABILIA SHOW (April 28-29): A weekend of events and table sales dedicated to athletes and fans. Perfect for collectors. Ocean City Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.

MARCH FOR BABIES WALK (April 29): 11 a.m. registration and 12 p.m. start at Sixth Street basketball courts near boardwalk. For more information, visit www.marchforbabies.org or call 856-874-9050.

SPRING BLOCK PARTY (May 5): Ocean City’s premier spring event features more than 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more. The block party covers a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue from Fifth Street to 14th Street and runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

ROCK ON THE BOARDWALK (May 5): CSN Songs will pay tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in a special concert 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Celebrate Block Party Weekend with songs such as “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Ohio” and “Love the One You’re With.” Tickets are $30 at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway. All proceeds benefit the Morvay-Miley Post 524 American Legion of Ocean City.