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LeVar Burton to Highlight OC-Con, Girls Weekend Returns to Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 4/3/19

Two major events take center stage in Ocean City this weekend. “Star Trek,” “Roots” and “Reading Rainbow” icon LeVar Burton will be special guest at the OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Festival on Saturday and Sunday (April 6 and 7) at the Ocean City Music Pier. Girls Weekend will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore Friday through Sunday (April 5 to 7).

Now in its fourth year, the OC-CON FESTIVAL returns to early spring after being held in June last year. Burton, a star in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” will be a special guest for both days. Tickets are on sale now for exclusive photo and autograph sessions. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway or the 46th Street Welcome Center.

OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 5), and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (April 7). Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children with two-day passes available for $15 ($8 for children).

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Darren Sproles and Matt Stairs to Highlight Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/27/19
Two players who helped bring championship rings to Philadelphia will be part of the second annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday (March 30) at the Ocean City Music Pier. Philadelphia Eagles star Darren Sproles and former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions at the show.

The show will features vendors and table sales dedicated to athletes, fans and collectors. It also will include interactive sporting activities for kids. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for the show is $7 for adults and $3 for 12-and-unders with tickets available at the door. Admission includes a free Q&A session with Sproles (11 a.m.) and with Stairs (2 p.m.)  

Sproles is one of the NFL’s career leaders in all-purpose yards. Though he was injured early in the season, he was part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship team in the 2017-18 season. Stairs helped bring the 2008 World Series title to Philadelphia in 2008. He holds the record for most pinch-hit home runs in Major League Baseball history.

Sproles will be available for a meet-and-greet session at 11:45 a.m. Tickets for an autograph (on a photo or item you supply) and a selfie photo with the player are on sale for $40. A meet-and-greet with Stairs ($20 for autograph and selfie with the player) is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. A combination package that includes both players is available for $55. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the Route 52 causeway) to purchase tickets.

 

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New Acts Added to the 2019 Summer Concert Series at OC Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/20/19

From Broadway to Rock & Roll, the spectacular sounds coming from the Ocean City Music Pier this summer will cover a wide range of genres.

BROADWAY ON THE OC BOARDWALK X

On June 26th at 7:30 p.m., Broadway will truly come to the Boardwalk as professional performers appearing in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company's 2019 Summer Season take to the stage to bring Broadway favorites to life. The 10th edition of “Broadway on the Ocean City Boardwalk will welcome "home" two Broadway stars who got their professional start with the Ocean City Theatre Company.

Nicholas Edwards was seen in OCTC's productions of “Swing” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”  Currently, he is appearing on Broadway in the hit musical, “Frozen!” Nicholas was also seen in the National Tours and Regional Productions of “Sister Act.” “Les Miserables,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Christian Thompson was seen in OCTC's productions of “West Side Story,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” and “Peter Pan.” He recently made his Broadway debut in the new musical, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Christian also appeared in the 20th Anniversary National Tour of “Rent.”

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Girls Weekend in Ocean City Set for April 5 to 7

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/13/19

Book Accommodations and Get Fashion Show Tickets Now

The fourth annual Girls Weekend from April 5 to April 7 will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore early in the season.

The event kicks off with a fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Avenue). It features clothes and accessories for sale in Ocean City’s retail shops and modeled by local men and women, including members of City Council. The lighthearted event will be catered by local restaurants. Advance tickets ($20) are required and on sale now at City Hall, the Route 52 Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.), the 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave.), the Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury Ave.) and Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave.). Tickets also can be purchased online this year (click on the “Buy Now” button on the event blog).

Girls Weekend features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City. Accommodations package deals are being offered by the Flanders, Port-o-Call, Biscayne Suites, Wild Dunes Inn, Impala Island Inn, Ebb Tide Suites and the Ocean City Mansion bed-and-breakfast, among others.

For a detailed schedule of Girls Weekend events, accommodations and participating businesses, call 609-399-1412, visit the Girls Weekend blog or the Facebook event page.

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Darren Sproles and Matt Stairs to Highlight Sports Memorabilia Show on March 30

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/6/19

Two players who helped bring championship rings to Philadelphia will be part of the second annual Sports Memorabilia Show on March 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Philadelphia Eagles star Darren Sproles and former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions at the show.

The show will open a season of special events in Ocean City that will stretch through the new year. It features vendors and table sales dedicated to athletes, fans and collectors. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Sproles is one of the NFL’s career leaders in all-purpose yards. Though he was injured early in the season, he was part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship team in the 2017-18 season. Stairs helped bring the 2008 World Series title to Philadelphia in 2008. He holds the record for most pinch-hit home runs in Major League Baseball history.

Sproles will be available for a meet-and-greet session at 11:45 a.m. Tickets for an autograph (on a photo or item you supply) and a selfie photo with the player are on sale for $40. A meet-and-greet with Stairs ($20 for autograph and selfie with the player) is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. A combination package that includes both players is available for $55. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by City Hall or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center to purchase tickets.

Admission for the show is $7 for adults and $3 for 12-and-unders with tickets available at the door.  Vendors interested in participating can call or email Lauren at 609-525-9282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Jon Anderson of Yes Joins 2019 Summer Concert Series

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/27/19

Tickets Go on Sale Thursday, Feb. 27

Jon Anderson, the original voice behind the progressive rock band Yes, will bring his 1,000 Hands Tour to the Ocean City Music Pier on July 29. Tickets for the show will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. A pre-sale is set for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 (use code BRE). For more information and ticket links, visit www.ocnj.us/SummerConcerts.

The 1,000 Hands: Past, Present, Future tour will feature Anderson fronting an 8-piece band and performing both classic Yes music and songs from Anderson’s new solo album, “1,000 Hands.” A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Anderson made his name with the band Yes and tracks like “Roundabout,” “Starship Trooper,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

The lineup for the rest of the Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier is nearly complete. The series brings a wide variety of contemporary performers to the stage in Ocean City with most concerts on Monday nights. Tickets are on sale for the following:

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OC-Con Festival to Feature LeVar Burton

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/20/19

Tickets Go on Sale Friday for Photo and Autograph Sessions

“Star Trek” icon LeVar Burton will highlight this year’s OC-Con Comic Book and Memorabilia Festival at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Now in its fourth year, the festival will return to early spring after being held in June last year. The event will help kick off Ocean City’s 2019 calendar of special events on April 6 and 7.

The star of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will be a special guest for both days, and tickets will go on sale Friday (Feb. 22) for exclusive photo and autograph sessions. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

OC-Con features meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, and the display and sale of comic books and memorabilia. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.

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Registration Open to Participate in Spring Events

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/14/19

Summer Concert Series Adds Richard Thompson

With the arrival of spring a little more than a month away, Ocean City is planning a full calendar of special events. Registration is now open for vendors, contestants and participants as the 2019 season kicks off.

March 30 - Sports Memorabilia Show: Collectors from the region will showcase sports cards and memorabilia at the Ocean City Music Pier. Vendors interested in participating can get more information from Lauren Sopko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 6-7 - OC Con Comic Book & Memorabilia Show: Ocean City’s tribute to comics and memorabilia returns to the Music Pier. Registration is open to artists, vendors, cosplayers and “superhero” runners and obstacle course racers. Visit www.ocnjcon.com for complete information.

April 13 - Doo Dah Parade: “I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden will lead this year’s parade as grand marshal. Individuals, groups, businesses and any other comic entries are invited to participate in the parade by signing up at www.ocnj.us/Doo-Dah-Parade.

April 13 - Mr. Mature America Pageant: The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 on the Ocean City Music Pier. The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. The pageant includes competition in talent, judge’s interview, poise and appearance, and on-stage question. Registration is now open for any contestant 55 or older who would like to participate. Visit www.ocnj.us/mrmature for more information and to sign up as a contestant.

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Tickets Go On Sale Friday for Katherine Jenkins with the Ocean City Pops

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/6/19

One of Great Britain’s all-time favorite singers, Katherine Jenkins, will join the Ocean City Pops Orchestra for a special concert on August 11, and tickets go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Friday (Feb. 8).

Jenkins was officially crowned the No.1 selling “Classical Music Artist of the Last 25 Years” by Classic FM. She made chart history when her last album, “Celebration,” became her 12th UK Classical No.1 album in 12 years. These record-breaking achievements cemented her position as the world’s most prolific artist in UK Classical chart history.

Jenkins most recently released “Guiding Light,” her 13th and most personal album yet. For her, the new album represents the culmination of a deeply emotional journey that began when her beloved father, Selwyn, died and when she became a mother. It is an album that speaks of life, hope, acceptance and a universal spirituality, and for Katherine there is a sense of a greater purpose to her performances. Jenkins also placed second in the 14th season of “Dancing with the Stars. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 for her music and charitable services.

The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace). Tickets are $40 to $75 and will be available starting Feb. 8 at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or at the welcome centers at City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Rt. 52 causeway and the municipal building at 46th Street and West Avenue.

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Tickets Go On Sale Friday for Mr. Mature Pageant, Broadway Series and Children’s Theater Shows

What's Happenin in Ocean City, NJ 1/30/19

Lou Gramm of Foreigner Joins Summer Concert Series

Even though the mercury is telling us otherwise this week, another exceptional season for Ocean City is approaching fast, and tickets go on sale starting Friday (Feb. 1) for a variety of great shows.

Starting at 9 a.m. Friday, the box office will open for the Mr. Mature America Pageant featuring celebrity host Barbara Eden on April 13, Broadway musicals including “Mamma Mia” (July 9 to 12) and “Newsies” (August 6 to 9), and the Children’s Theater Series on the Ocean City Music Pier (five different shows on Tuesday mornings in July).

Barbara Eden will emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Eden starred in the iconic “I Dream of Jeannie” television series that launched in 1965 and went on to lead a colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career. Her talent and charm will be a perfect fit for Ocean City’s pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. Eden will host the sixth annual event and conduct on-stage interviews with contestants.

The Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Ocean City Theatre Company and professional cast members will team up to bring Broadway to the Hughes Performing Arts Center this summer.

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Barbara Eden to Lead DooDah Parade and Host Mr. Mature America Pageant

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/23/19

Registration Now Open for Participants in Both Events

Barbara Eden will be grand marshal for the 2019 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 13 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant.

Eden is one of America’s most endearing and enduring stars. Her iconic “I Dream of Jeannie” television series launched in 1965 and became an instant hit. The network series ran for five seasons (139 episodes) and has been airing on cable and in syndication for more than five decades. Her recently published memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle,” became a New York Times bestseller. The autobiography chronicle’s Eden’s colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career. She remains busy, appearing in a kaleidoscope of professional and personal activities. Her talent and charm will be a perfect fit for Ocean City’s pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. Eden will host the sixth annual event and conduct on-stage interviews with contestants.

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Ocean City to Celebrate MLK Day With Ceremony and Citywide Cleanup

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/16/19

Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.

The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School.

The ceremony brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Rev. Gregory Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church will bring back one of the event’s traditional highlights -- his recitation of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

Dr. Beverly Vaughn and the Freedom Singers from Stockton University will perform. The Rev. Marcia Sanford of Macedonia Methodist Church and the Rev. Stephen Connor of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will give a scripture readings.

Ocean City resident Sally Onesty will be honored with the Martin Luther King Award for her support of individuals and families battling the effects of addiction. Ocean City Intermediate School 8th-grader Ethan Meron and 7th-grader James Burke will be honored for their winning essays reflecting on the lasting impact of Dr. King.

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Ocean City to Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/9/19

Summer Concert Series Adds the Allman Betts Band

Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.

The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School.

The ceremony brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Rev. Gregory Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church will bring back one of the event’s traditional highlights -- his recitation of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

The Rev. Marcia Sanford of Macedonia Methodist Church and the Rev. Stephen Connor of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will give a scripture readings. Ocean City resident Sally Onesty will be honored with the Martin Luther King Award for her support of individuals and families battling the effects of addiction. Students from grades 7 and 8 at the Ocean City Intermediate School will be honored for their winning essays.

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Ocean City to Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/9/19

Summer Concert Series Adds the Allman Betts Band

Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.

The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School.

The ceremony brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Rev. Gregory Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church will bring back one of the event’s traditional highlights -- his recitation of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

The Rev. Marcia Sanford of Macedonia Methodist Church and the Rev. Stephen Connor of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will give a scripture readings. Ocean City resident Sally Onesty will be honored with the Martin Luther King Award for her support of individuals and families battling the effects of addiction. Students from grades 7 and 8 at the Ocean City Intermediate School will be honored for their winning essays.

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Ocean City’s 2019 Calendar of Events Taking Shape

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/2/19

The shortest days of the year are behind us, and that means summer’s on the way. It’s not too early to think about planning for some fun in Ocean City this year. Here’s an early look at just a few key dates for 2019.

  • March 30: The SPORTS MEMORABILIA SHOW returns for a second year at the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • April 5 to 7: Downtown Asbury Avenue welcomes another GIRLS WEEKEND.
  • April 6 to 7: The OC-CON COMIC BOOK and MEMORABILIA SHOW moves back to April this year.
  • April 13: Humor and nostalgia join forces again as the DOO DAH PARADE and MR. MATURE PAGEANT go off on a Saturday afternoon and evening.
  • April 13 and 20: Easter falls on April 21 this year and the GREAT EGG HUNTS on the beach are set for two weekends.
  • May 4: The SPRING BLOCK PARTY takes place on its traditional date on the first Saturday of May.
  • May 11: Come find out if summer is coming early at MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY.
  • May 24: An early Memorial Day Weekend starts with the UNLOCKING OF THE OCEAN AND BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE.
  • June 12-15: The MISS NEW JERSEY PAGEANT returns to the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • July 13: Mark your calendars for the highlight of the summer, NIGHT IN VENICE.
  • August 8: The 110th annual BABY PARADE travels the Ocean City Boardwalk.
  • Sept. 14-15: The OCEAN CITY AIRPORT FESTIVAL and the BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIRSHOW will be joined again by an evening PARACHUTE PYROTECHNIC SHOW.
  • Sept. 29: Start training now for the OCNJ HALF MARATHON.
  • Oct. 12: The FALL BLOCK PARTY includes and evening fireworks display over the boardwalk.
  • Dec. 31: No mystery to the date of Ocean City’s family-friendly FIRST NIGHT New Year’s Eve celebration.

A more complete schedule is available at www.ocnj.us/Events2019.

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Fun, Family and Fireworks for First Night in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/26/18
The Spinners and Other Great Entertainment Highlight Lineup

 

The legendary Spinners will perform Grammy-nominated hits like “Working My Way Back to You” and “The Rubberband Man” in three shows at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Fabulous Greaseband will get the crowd dancing with three shows of their own at the Ocean City Civic Center. Families can swim at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, ice-skate on an outdoor rink, or skateboard at Ocean City’s new park while a DJ spins tunes.

These are just a few of the 30 different shows and activities at 22 venues throughout town as Ocean City marks the 27th anniversary of its popular family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year on Dec. 31, 2018. The lineup includes entertainment to satisfy every taste and age group. A spectacular fireworks display will cap off the evening of fun and ring in the new year at midnight.

All-inclusive admission buttons are on sale now and available at firstnightocnj.com and at locations throughout town.

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Ocean City Plans Festive First Night Celebration

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/19/18

Admission Buttons for the Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve on Sale Now

 

Ocean City marks the 27th anniversary of its popular family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year, and as many as 10,000 are expected to attend. First Night offers more than 70 opportunities to catch more than 30 different shows and activities at 22 venues throughout town. The lineup includes

entertainment to satisfy every taste and age group. A fireworks display rings in the new year at midnight. The fun continues on New Year’s Day with a 5-kilometer run on the boardwalk and the wildly popular First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean.

WHEN: First Night events run 4 p.m. to midnight on Monday, Dec. 31. The First Day 5K starts at 1 p.m. and the First Plunge goes off at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

ADMISSION BUTTONS: Buttons ($20) are good for all events. Children age 2 and under are free. They are on sale now.

  • Online: Visit firstnightocnj.com.
  • By phone: Call 609-399-6111.
  • In person: Buttons can be purchased at the Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway, at City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue) and at the 46th Street Welcome Center (46th and West).

Pickup at will-call will be available daily at the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street entrance). On New Year's Eve, City Hall will-call will be open until 9 p.m. (First Night will not use the Stainton's location this year.)

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‘Annie’ Continues With Three More Shows at Music Pier

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/12/18
Admission Buttons for Family-Friendly First Night on Sale Now

The Ocean City Theatre Company opened a five-show run of the beloved musical “Annie” with two great performances this weekend, and tickets are on sale for three more shows on the Ocean City Music Pier on Friday and Saturday.

The original Broadway production of “Annie” won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances and has subsequently been produced all over the world. The original production is one of the 20 longest-running shows in Broadway history, and after more than four decades, it continues to be one of the most successful musicals on stage. 



With music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, “Annie” is directed by Shannon Agnew, choreographed by Elizabeth Worley and music-directed by Erin Whitcomb. The show will feature local youth, as well as a cast of professional actors from New York City. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever-optimistic “Tomorrow,” the show is perfect for the holiday season.

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Christmas Parade Brightens Asbury Avenue on Friday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 12/5/18

Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter.

 

The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street.

 

This year’s parade features the Ocean City High School Band, Pitman High School Band, Mainland Regional High School Band and the Pennsport String Band. Miss New Jersey Jaime Gialloreto will participate. The cast of Ocean City Theatre Company’s “Annie” also will join the lineup, singing selections from the popular musical. Mays Landing Dance Works, Starstruck Dance Academy and the Ocean City Junior Raiders Cheer squad also will provide entertainment. The combined choirs of the Upper Township Elementary and Middle Schools will be in the parade and sing in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue after the event.

 

As part of the annual tradition, Santa Claus provides a finale to the parade, greeting boys and girls by horse-and-carriage.

 

For more information, call 609-399-6111.

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Holiday Activities Highlight the Weekend in OCNJ

What's Happening in OCNJ 12/28/18

FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS DISCOUNT ENDS FRIDAY

All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s popular and family-friendly First Night New Year’s Eve celebration are on sale now, and a $5 discount on the purchase price ends on Nov. 30. The price is $15 through Friday and goes up to $20 on Saturday, Dec. 1. The buttons are good for more than 70 shows and activities at venues throughout Ocean City. If you’re planning to attend with your whole family, you can save big by acting this week.

They can be purchased online at www.firstnightocnj.com or by calling 609-399-6111. They’re also available at the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street causeway, City Hall’s Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue or the Welcome Center at 46th Street and West Avenue.

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