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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/16/19

Rescheduled Fire Department Open House Is Thursday

The Ocean City Boardwalk will be host to two major events this weekend – one a local tradition and the other a newer event for Ocean City.

The John R. Elliott HERO Walk and 5K Run on the Ocean City Boardwalk will take place on Sunday, October 20. A professionally timed 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the HERO Walk starts at 11 a.m. Ceremonies are at 10:30 a.m. The event raises awareness of the importance of sober designated drivers. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk. The course for both the run and walk is on the Ocean City Boardwalk. For more information, visit www.HeroCampaign.org or call 609-626-3880.

All Porsche models built since 1948 be on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, as part of the Porsche Boardwalk Reunion. There will be a special display area for 914s – the 50th anniversary of that model. The Ocean City Music Pier will be host to various tech sessions starting at noon. For more information, call (703) 992-4519 or visit www.boardwalkreunion.org.



The Ocean City Fire Department and IAFF Local 4032 will hold their rescheduled annual OPEN HOUSE at the station at 550 Asbury Avenue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. The event had originally been scheduled for Oct. 10, but was postponed due to the weather.

Everybody in the community is invited to this free event. It will feature a live burn demonstration, a “smoke house” where kids can safely learn to navigate a dark and smoky structure, tours of trucks, “stop-drop-and-roll,” hot dogs and pretzels.

The annual event coincides with national Fire Prevention Month and gives the community a chance to learn more about how the department works. Off-duty firefighters from the local firefighters’ union volunteer their time to produce the event.


Bingeing on Bolling (Oct. 18): The Ocean City Free Public Library will host Pamela Whitman’s Playmates Quartet performing the music of Claude Bolling at 7 p.m. on October 18 in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. Admission is free to the public. 

Ocean City Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Welcome Night (Oct. 23): Meet Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center. Free event. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. 

Halloween Parade (Oct. 24): The annual parade begins at 7:15 p.m. and travels Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street.  Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information, call 800-813-5580 or visit ochp.blogspot.com.

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep (Oct. 26): All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in this annual statewide event to help keep our beaches clean and safe and protect our coastal environment. Check in at the Ocean City Music Pier for cleanup supplies. The event is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ocean City Fishing Club’s 51st Annual Surf Fishing Tournament (Oct. 26): For updated information, visit oceancityfishingclub.com.

Traditional trick-or-treating (Oct. 31): Hours in Ocean City will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween – Thursday, Oct. 31.