What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/2/22
The annual event is scheduled for April 30 at the Music Pier
Former Philadelphia Phillies Coach Charlie Manuel and former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Seth Joyner will be part of the fourth annual Sports Memorabilia Show on April 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier. They will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions.
Manuel managed the Phillies from 2005 to 2013 and led the team to a World Series title in 2008 and five consecutive National League East titles from 2007 to 2011. He has been a player and coach in Major League Baseball for more than 40 years. Joyner was a Pro Bowl linebacker and fan favorite with the Eagles during a career that extended in Philadelphia from 1986 to 1993 and continued with the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos.
Vendors with merchandise and collector’s items representing a variety of sports and teams will be on display and for sale at the show. Save the date and check back for more detail on how to purchase tickets for meet-and-greets with Manuel and Joyner. Vendors interested in participating in event can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ocnj.us/sportsshow for more information.
Girls Weekend will kick off with a local Fashion Show on Friday, April 1, and this year the event will move to the Ocean City Yacht Club (100 Bay Road) to accommodate a larger audience. Tickets for the event are on sale now online and at the following locations: the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, the City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue), Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Avenue), Bowfish Kids (956 Asbury Avenue), Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave) and 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Avenue).
Shopping and dining specials, accommodation packages, wellness classes, and more will continue throughout the weekend of April 2-3. The event showcases Ocean City’s downtown shopping district along Asbury Avenue. More information on the fashion show and participating businesses, events and activities will be posted to the event blog: oceancityvacation.com/blog/girlsweekend2022.
Due to lack of potential contestants, the Mr. Mature America Pageant that had been scheduled for April 9 at the Music Pier will not be held this year. The city’s Community Services Department will consider ways to renew interest in the event before rescheduling it.
After a successful debut in 2020, the Market Madness event will return to Ocean City on Saturday, March 12.
Boardwalk and Downtown merchants in Ocean City will team up to put on a one-day sale 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The event includes discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions from 40 different vendors. Food and drink will be available a la carte.
Ocean City’s Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association created the new event in 2020 as an early-season attraction, giving shoppers a summer preview, and it was not held last year due to the pandemic
Parking will be free in municipal lots adjacent to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, Eighth Street and Ninth Street.