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10/7/31 Block Party, Fireworks, Hero Walk Saturday

(Oct.10) The City’s popular Fall Block Party is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will extend from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. and feature over 400 crafters, food vendors, entertainment and public service displays.

Over 100 downtown stores, plus restaurants will be open featuring their specialties. Free entertainment is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It includes free pony rides and nationally acclaimed magician, Chad Juros at the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave.

Entertainment on the Avenue: The Big Daddy Band led by Larry Conner and Mike Bracey will perform at 6th St., Robert Boney, 7th St., Tony DeLuca, 9th St., Tidal Wave,10th St., the Bubba Mac Blues Band, 13th St. and Keith Hickman, 14th St. There will be public service booths at 9th St., opposite City Hall. 

The Chamber will also be selling First Night Admission Buttons at its Block Party Booth on 9th St. by City Hall. Buy them now for $15. Price goes up to $20 after December 15. You can also order at www.firstnightocnj.com or by calling 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Saturday evening will feature a spectacular FIREWORKS DISPLAY at 9:30 p.m.


(Oct. 10) THE JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO WALK postponed because of the storm is set for Saturday starting 11 a.m. on the Boardwalk. The HERO Campaign saves lives by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers during events that include alcohol. Help raise funds and awareness so that the HERO Foundation can continue its mission to prevent drunken driving tragedies. Access www.theherowalk.org or call (609) 626-3880.

(Oct. 9) The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. continues its free FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES with a Tribute to Sinatra and Burns performed by Frank Hartman and Albert Long. The series also includes A Tribute to Irving Berlin, Oct. 23; Ella Unplugged, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Oct. 30; The Beatles Revisited, Nov. 6; A Musical Performance by Alan Mann, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins and more on Nov. 13; and the Ocean City Pops on Nov. 20. Concerts begin 7:00 p.m. Concerts begin 7:00 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. For information, contact Julie, (609) 399-2434x5222 or www.oceancitylibrary.org

(Oct. 9) The Ocean City Firefighters have rescheduled their inaugural GLOW BALL GOLF for Friday due to the weather: 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. start at the Ocean City Golf Course, 25th and Bay Ave. There will be an after party directly following golfing at the Ocean City VFW, 15th and Bay Ave. Cost is $50/player. Contact Steve Constantino if you plan playing, (609) 602-2818. All proceeds benefit Operation First Response to assist wounded veterans returning home.     

(Oct. 9-11) The Ocean City Theatre Co. presents FOREVER PLAID, one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent history. It’s about four young musicians intent on forming a successful band, “Forever Plaid”. On their way to their first gig, they are killed in an accident with a school bus. This is where Forever Plaid begins. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10, 2 p.m., Oct. 11 at the Music Pier. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 senior citizens, $15 children 12 and under. Access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 399-6111.

(Oct.10-12) BOARDWALK & DOWNTOWN TABLE SALES (No Vendors) 6th-14th Sts. on Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

(Oct. 10-12)  INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND Seafood vendors at Music Pier, (Sat.-Mon.) and Boardwalk Tables Sales. 

(Oct. 10) SPOOKS n KOOKS 4th Annual Costume Surf Contest & Beach Clean Up (No Wave Date, Oct. 11). Registration 7:30 a.m. at 8th St. Beach (moved from 1st St. Beach). Open Longboard, Open Shortboard, Women’s Sup, Jr. 13-Under. Entry Fee 5 Canned Goods for Ocean City Food Cupboard. 

(Oct. 15) Ocean City Board of Realtors FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT: This is a fund raiser for O.C. VFW Post 6650, at Greate Bay Country Club. Individual Rate is $140. Ticket price includes golf, lunch, dinner and award/auction event. Registration starts 11a.m., Shotgun start 12:30 p.m. Dinner with Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. Tickets for awards dinner can be purchased for $50. Contact O.C. Board of Realtors, www.ocbor.com or 405 22nd St., or Damon Bready (609) 703-3030. 

(Oct. 17) 48th Annual SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club. Register on day of the Tournament from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave. Fee is $60 for teams up to six members, Individuals $15. For Tournament information, contact Kieth Van Laarhoven (609) 893-5916, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Bob Dever (267) 251-2306,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

(Oct. 17) Ocean City Historical Museum’s RAILROAD RUN (The Great Train Heist) This 5K Run/ Walk will follow the original railroad right-of-way down Haven Ave. Be careful! This year there will be robbers lurking in a danger zone to steal your gold. A fun event for the whole family. Registration is $20 per adult and $10 for children under 12. Registration forms available at the Museum 17th and Simpson Ave., Community Center Kiosks and the Welcome Center on the 9th St. Bridge. Registration begins 8 a.m. in the Stainton Senior Center,18th St. side of the Community Center. Race starts 9 a.m., rain or shine. For info contact the Museum, (609) 399-1801 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .           

(Oct.17) The JUNIOR MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, at 7 p.m. Eleven contestants between the ages of 12-15 will compete. Admission is $10, available at the door.

(Oct.18) MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK, New Location, 9th St. and Boardwalk. Registration 8:30 a.m. Walk begins 10 a.m.  By registering, fund raising and participating in one of non-competitive three-five mile walks, participants will help everyone in all communities touched by breast cancer. All Making Strides events are an important opportunity to unite, honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding ground breaking research, providing free vital information and support, and assisting people reduce their risk of the disease or find it early when it’s most treatable. For more information, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitynj.

(Oct. 23) An evening with SOUL SURFER BETHANY HAMILTON benefiting the Ocean City “Son Club” a free after school program for Ocean City children. This courageous surfer is nationally known for surviving a shark attack, continuing her surfing career and becoming an inspirational speaker. Event is set for the Flanders Hotel, 6:30 p.m. and includes a special presentation by Bethany, dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $150. Call (609) 399-1915 or access www.octab.org.

(Oct. 28) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT, 6-8 P.M. at Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Meet O.C. groups, businesses and organizations. Free event. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 29) 68th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE, starts 7:15 p.m. Parade route 6th to 11th St. on Asbury Ave. Register through Oct. 27 at www.ochp.blogspot.com. Registration available only on line. For information, call Halloween Parade Hotline: 1-800-813-5580. Parade is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Jeff Shirk is Parade Chairman.