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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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Two Shell Guys Meet

Clam Shell Pitching Enthusiast, Joe McGettigan, met with Ocean City's legendary shelled weather prognosticator, Martin  Z. Mollusk,  at the Miss Crustacean Hermit Cab Beauty Pageant  last week to discuss the August 24th Martin Z. Mollusk World Championship Clam Drain Pitching Contest set for the beaches between 5th and 6th St. Clam Drains are manufactured Clam Shells that provide a standard shell for all competitors. They


Friday, August 9, 2013

A "Nation of Things" A New Poetry Book by Mark Soifer

At Sun Rose Words and Music and Amazon.com


“A Nation of Things,” the eighth book of poems by local poet, Mark Soifer, is now available from Amazon.com and Sun Rose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City.


Friday, August 9, 2013

An August Thanksgiving


OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- Ocean City will celebrate Thanksgiving twice this year. Later in November but first on August 24th when it will treat its loyal vacationers to an evening of

entertainment capped by a gigantic fireworks display. (Rain date, Sunday August 25th)


Friday, August 2, 2013

OCHM to Remember "Old Sailing Days"

The Museum’s Thursday Night Lecture series continues on August 8, 2013 at 7pm in the Stainton Senior Center (a part of the Ocean City Community Center - 1735 Simpson Avenue) with a performance by Matthew Dodd, noted historical musician. This event entitled “Songs and Stories of Old Sailing Days” will delight all ages. Dressed in1800's seamen's clothes, around a set of a ship's forecastle, Matthew takes listeners back to the days when men spent years "before the


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Two Popular Art Shows in Ocean City This Weekend

WHAT: The Ocean City Arts Center will present the City’s 51st Annual Boardwalk Art Show

WHEN: Fri. Aug. 2 through Sun., Aug. 4: Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: On the Boardwalk from 8th to 11th Streets


Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 - Curvaceous Crabs Cavort at America's Greatest Family Resort

Miss Crustacean Has Been Entertaining the Nation and Universe For Forty Years at Ocean City. Pageant will “stay put,” says NASCRAB

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- For 40 years The Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant has attracted hundreds of curvaceous crustaceans and their best friends to the 6th St. Beach in Ocean City. NASCRAB, its sponsoring organization, has never considered relocating to another venue.

“We would never move the Pageant to Las Vegas or any other location,” said Mark Soifer, founder of the pageant and chairman of NASCRAB, the National Association of Crab Activities at the Beach, a powerful, international organization that runs the event. “Don’t believe the rumors you’ve been hearing. We will stay put. Ocean City has the perfect family atmosphere for our family extravaganza. We know where we belong.”


Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Starting Time for OC Baby Parade

New Starting time 5 p.m.


Ocean City’s 104th Annual Baby Parade, the longest consecutively run in the nation, is set for Thursday, Aug. 8th.  The colorful event begins at a new starting time 5 p.m. Parade route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum Visits Ocean City

WHAT: New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum

WHERE: Parked on the North Side of the Community Center Library Complex, 17th and Simpson Ave.

WHEN: Thurs., July 25 through Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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.


Friday, July 19, 2013

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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Sunday, June 23, 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.


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.


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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