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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.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pamper Scamper Alert

Ocean City’s popular Baby Crawling Race, The Pamper Scamper, is set for Tues., Aug. 7 at the 6th   St. Beach Volley Ball Courts opposite Wonderland Pier. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the races begin 9:30 a.m. The contest is free and prizes are awarded.

The race is for babies 15 months and younger. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Recreation Division with prizes donated by Ocean City merchants.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Curvaceous Crabs Cavort at America's Greatest Family Resort

Miss Crustacean Has Been Entertaining the Nation for Three decades and more at the New Jersey Shore

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- For 39 years The Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant has attracted hundreds of curvaceous crustaceans and their best friends.

On August 1, America’s most glamorous Crabettes will congregate at 1 p.m. on the 6th   St. Beach to vie for the “Coveted Cumber Rind Cup,” symbol of Crustacean Comeliness. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark, pizza crust for fiber and a dash of swamp water.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Art of Surfing Festival 2012

The Art of Surfing Festival is proud to present its 12th annual festival at the historic Ocean City Music Pier on Thursday August 2nd, Friday August 3rd, and Saturday August 4th this summer! The Festival is an event for the whole family. It features original art from surfing’s biggest names from local favorite, Aaron Bogushefsky “Bogy”, to our friends, Severson & Valiere, from Hawaii. The Festival hours are 5 PM to 11PM on Thursday, August 2nd, noon to 10PM on Friday, August 3rd and noon to 10PM on Saturday August 4th.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

OC's 3rd Annual Tribute to the Philippines



WHAT: Ocean City’s Third Annual Tribute to the Philippines

WHEN: Saturday July 21-Sunday July 22

WHERE: Three Locations


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unlocking the Secrets of the Blue Zone


Loma Linda off the blue waters of the Philippines is where people enjoy the greatest longevity in the world.  It is known as the “Blue Zone.”

As part of Ocean City’s third annual tribute to that country, a group of Filipino physicians and nurses will hold a free, health seminar, “Unlocking the Secrets of the Blue Zone.” The event will be held in the Ocean City Library’s Senior Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., Sunday, July 22 from 9a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ocean City's 3rd Tribute to the Philippines Features Trade Festival and Entertainment

A trade festival featuring Filipino crafts, products and services plus a 5 p.m. show with the Sounds of Manila, a popular Filipino band, will highlight the City’s third annual Tribute to the Philippines, July 21-22. The major sponsor of the event is Western Union.

The show will also include and array of prominent Filipino entertainers. National Yo Yo Champions, affiliated with Air Circus of Ocean City, will open the show with unique routines to dance music. The Yo Yo was invented in the Philippines and means “Return! Return!” in the Filipino language.

The trade festival will be held in the Pavilion area of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Filipino Nurses Associations from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will provide a free Health and Wellness seminar at their booth locations and offer free blood pressure and blood sugar tests. Hundreds of Filipinos are employed in hospitals throughout the Delaware Valley. The Philippines has become noted for its outstanding health care facilities. Entry to the Trade Festival is free.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ocean City Fine Art and Craft Festival - July 21

It’s always a fun way to spend a fun day, indoors and out.

The huge Ocean City Fine Art and Handcraft Festival will be presented by the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild on Saturday, July 21 in the Civic Center and Carey Stadium, just off the Boardwalk at 6th Street. Show hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

Browse through thousands of imaginative creations from furniture to fine art, jewelry to jigsaws, wind chimes to waterfalls, fancy candy to Raggedy Andy and gourmet treats galore.

Guild Director JoAnne Schaut explains, “Since we began in 2002, our July, November and March fairs have raised over $170,000 for area charities including the Ocean City Food Cupboard, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, American Red Cross and Salvation Army.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

OC Chamber President Receives ESGR's Seven Seal Award for Outstanging Support of Guardsman

Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce President, Brian Broadley, recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Seven Seals Award for Outstanding Support of Guardsman.

Indelible Moments.

Most Americans have distinct memories of where they were, September 11, 2001 when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center and America found itself at war with an elusive enemy half way around the world.

Weapons Shop Maintenance 3 Supervisor and National Guard Airman Emil Martinelli had just finished weapons  prepping the fighter jets at the 177th fighter wing. It was a typical day at the base and he was ‘putting in extra time’ as part of the support team for the pilots who were performing their routine morning training missions.

Then the announcement resonated through the base. “RED BALL.  BACK TO THE SHOP.” In civilian terms, “return immediately!”


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

50th Boardwalk Art Show - August 3, 4 & 5

Commemorative Painting Created to Celebrate Event

Ocean City--Local artist Nancy Palermo, known for her murals in the Ocean City Library and throughout the city, has created

a watercolor painting to celebrate the 50th Ocean City Boardwalk Art Show.  The painting depicts the many tents of artwork seen

each year as nearly 100 artists exhibit their artwork the first weekend in August on the Boardwalk.  In addition the work

shows the throngs of visitors who stop to view and purchase the art.  Ms. Palermo's painting may be seen at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, in the Community Center.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Night in Venice Mugs Feature Old Bridges New Super Span

This year’s Night in Venice commemorative mugs will feature illustrations of one of the City’s old bridges and the new super span that now accommodates traffic on the Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point.

The mugs will serve a double purpose as a remembrance of the resort’s 58th Annual Night In Venice Celebration and as a souvenir of the monumental new and nostalgic old construction.

The collector’s item mugs will be given to all who enter boats and homes in the bay front spectacular set for Sat., July 28 at 7 p.m. The Parade begins at the Longport Bridge and concludes at Tennessee Ave. and the Bay.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Governor Ed Rendell Signs at Sun Rose Words & Music

Tuesday, July 3, 11 am to 1 pm
Ocean City--Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signs his new book " A Nation
of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great", on Tuesday, July 3, 11 am to
1 pm.   The book chronicles some of the toughest fights of his career.  He also tells the stories of many
of today's elected officials that care only about their own careers and not about what might be best for our
Country.  He is bipartisan in his tales of representatives flip-flopping and pandering to their bases just to
get the votes.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tony Mart Celebrates its 2012 Reunion Party with The Billy Walton Band and Much More!

The” real feel” of summertime at the Jersey Shore will be experienced at the Tony Mart Reunion Party and concert this Saturday night, June 23rd, at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk between 8th and 9th Streets.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Beach Game Founders Seek to Further a Jersey Shore Tradition!

Clam Drain will select a winner to receive an Ocean City, NJ Prize package

Clamshell Pitching is a great South Jersey Shore tradition since at least the early 1900’s. The game is often compared to horseshoes, except clamshells are tossed into holes dug in the beach. Run an Internet search on the subject and one gets a sense of the rich, albeit quirky, under-documented tradition of the game!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ocean City Arts Center Pays Tribute to Wanamaker's Department Store in June

The area's finest artists will share their memories of Philadelphia's most famous department store "John Wanamaker's" at the Ocean City Arts Center throughout June.  The themed-show "I Remember Wanamaker's" has attracted more than twenty local artists who have painted their interpretations of the famous Philadelphia attraction.  The paintings include watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastels.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

First Freedom Gallery in NJ to be Dedicated May 14th in OC

The First Freedom Gallery to be installed in New Jersey will be dedicated 6 p.m. on Mon., May 14 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave.

The Gallery features replicas of historic documents including the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution and Bill of Rights plus seminal paintings such as Washington Crossing the Delaware. It serves as a perpetual reminder of the actions and events that formed the foundation of our country.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Legendary Locals of Ocean City"

Authors sign at Sun Rose Words and Music in April and May
Ocean City--Ocean City authors Fred and Susan Miller will sign their new book "Legendary Locals of Ocean City" at Sun Rose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Avenue, (609) 399-9190, Saturday, April 28, 11am to 1pm, and block party Saturday, May 5, 11am to 3pm. 


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Doo Dah is a Weekend of Events Celebrating Humor

If the old saying that “Laughter is the best medicine” is true, the upcoming Doo Dah Weekend in Ocean City will help you feel a lot better. And if you’re already feeling okay, it should make you feel really, really good!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Media Advisory - Dick Richards

WHO:  Dick Richards, long time Ocean City resident, musician and actor

WHAT: Will be honored prior to his induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Mayor’s Office, 3rd Floor of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave., Ocean City


Monday, April 9, 2012

Humorist Margie Ingram to Speak About Tickling Stress with Humor

Prominent Humorist Margie Ingram will speak on the topic of “Tickling Stress before it Tackles You” at the Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. on April 13 at 2 p.m. The program is part of the City’s Doo Dah weekend of Humor, April 13-14. Admission is free.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ocean City Arts Center Hosts Spring Performing Arts Recital Saturday, May 12

Pre-school children to Seniors will perform in the Ocean City Arts Center's Spring Recital Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Come be entertained by dance, guitar and piano students ranging in age from 4 years-old to teenagers.  Find out what the new exercise craze "Zumba" is all about by joining the Center's Adult Zumba class in a demonstration. Feel like you are watching "Dancing with the Stars" as the ballroom dance students strut their stuff to various songs. In between programs, listen to the sounds of the Lenny B. Duo, featuring the Arts Center's drum teacher Robert Boney and enjoy light refreshments.


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