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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 6/22/16

(JUNE 25) Ocean City’s 66th annual ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW will be held at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th Street and Asbury Ave., from 9.a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 300 vintage vehicles will be displayed, followed by a Boardwalk Parade. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(June 27-July 1) A very popular free event, JULY JUBILEE, provides a week of fun contests leading into the Fourth of July Celebration. No registration required. All contests start 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

The contests challenge participants to sculpt something unusual out of the following: Mon. June 27, Saltwater Taffy; Tues. June 28 French Fries; Wed. June 29, “That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles” giant cookies, plus Super Hero and Super Villain Impersonation contests; Thurs. June 30, create artwork using Paper Clips; Fri. July 1, Beadamania, make yourself a bracelet or necklace from beads (non-competitive) supervised by the Potomac Bead Company. Call (609) 399-6111 for information.

JULY 4TH EVENTS: DECORATED BIKE PARADES: Gardens Civic Assn., 10 a.m., free registration 9 a.m. at Longport Bridge Parking Lot; South Ocean City Improvement  Assn. free registration starts at 9 a.m., Parade begins at 10 a.m., 40th and Asbury Ave.;  STAR SPANGLED SALUTE featuring Ocean City Theatre Co. Spotlight Performers Show Choir, noon, at Mark Soifer Park, corner of 9th and Asbury Ave.; KITE FLYING CONTEST, 9th St. Beach, free, at   6 p.m. sponsored by Air Circus; YO-YO DEMONSTRATION AND CONTEST at 8 p.m.; HULA HOOP CONTEST at 8:30 p.m.

MUSICAL FIREWORKS, 10 p.m. fired from a barge at sea off the Music Pier. For information: 1-800-BEACH-NJ, (609) 399-6111 or www.oceancityvacation.com. TIDAL WAVE BAND will perform in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, one hour prior to the fireworks and one hour after.

(June 24-25) BOOK SALE at Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Fri., 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atrium.

(June 25) Ocean City’s 3rd annual TALENT SHOW & COMPETITION: Talented people with backgrounds in vocal, dance, instrumental, drama, comedy and more will compete for prizes in front of a special guest panel of judges. 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $10 per person with proceeds to benefit the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co.

(June 26) Ocean City Pops presents THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK: Broadway performers Christiane Noll and Doug LaBrecque join the Pops to entertain you with the music of Arlen, Berlin, Mercer, Porter, Rodgers, Hart, Hammerstein and more. 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets $25/20 available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or call (609) 399-6111 or the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248.

(June 27)  HERMAN’S HERMITS featuring Peter Noone in concert- show time 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000 or at the Music Pier Box Office. Cash/checks only to Rose Relations.

(July 2) BEATLEMANIA NOW: 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk.  Recapture the mood and frantic intensity as BeatleMania Now performs live, on stage against a stunning background which evokes one of the most stunning decades of modern times…the 60s. Back by popular demand opening act FIRST LADIES OF ROCK & SOUL, a band of seasoned singers in a tribute to the “girl groups of the 60s.” The First Ladies of Rock and Soul will take you back to an era of musical joy. This is a VFW Fundraiser.  Tickets are $38 available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice  or (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or the Music Pier Box Office.                          .

(July 3) Ocean City Pops presents CELEBRATE AMERICA! Special guests for the evening include Broadway star Nicolas Dromard and conductor Brett Rowe. 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets $15/10, available at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, (609) 525-9248 at the Music Pier Box Office.  

(July 5) FROG and TOAD TYA: Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s book, “A Year With Frog and Toad” is a whimsical story of two best friends, the cheerful frog and curmudgeonly toad. The musical follows the two through four colorful seasons from hibernation to hibernation. Frog and Toad along with their playful, quirky, friends Snail, Turtle, the birds and more, enact many adventures from rushing down a hill in a runaway sled, to taking a picnic in summer. Children and adults alike will relish the joyful action, featuring catchy tunes, funny dialogue and memorable characters. A hit on Broadway, nominated for 3 Tony Awards including best musical. 10:30 a.m. at Ocean City Music Pier. All tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door. Call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or the Music Pier Box Office.

(July 6) SAND SCULPTING CONTEST - 9 a.m., 6th St. Beach. Bring buckets, shovels and your imagination. Free and open to all. For information, call (609) 399-6111.

(July 6) Ocean City Pops presents BROADWAY NIGHT at the Pops at 8 p.m. Featuring vocalists Jim Schubin (Sound of Music) and Joan Schubin. A delightful evening of the best music from Broadway. Great hits from Les Miz, CATS, Phantom of the Opera and more.  Also featuring first prize winner of the Philadelphia International Music Festival, violin virtuoso David Brill playing Tchaikovsky.  Tickets $20/15 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice  or the Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248.

(July 7) FRECKLE CONTEST - 6:30 p.m. at Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Registration begins 6 p.m. in front of the Pier. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(July 9) ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES FAIR, Stainton Senior Center at Ocean City Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave.  Free admission. Items from the best known antique and collectibles dealers in the region. China, glass, furniture, vintage collectibles, postcards, jewelry, textiles and more.  ponsored by the Ocean City Historical Museum. For information call (609) 399-1801.


Weekly Events
Every TUESDAY through the end of August (starting July 5)
FUNTASTIC TUESDAYS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters and Balloon Sculptors. 
MUMMERS NIGHT: Strutting on the Boardwalk 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 6th to 14th Sts. Sponsored by Preps Pizza, Henry's, Shirt Shack & Ocean Treasures.
BEACH WALKS - South End Location, 59th St. and Central Ave. (Entrance to Corsons Park) Tues.-9a.m., Wed.-6:30 p.m. North End Location OC/Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway) Tues. 6:30 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. Tickets purchased on-site. Adults $1, Children 50 cents.

EVERY WEDNESDAY (starting June 29)
FARMER'S & CRAFTER'S MARKET at Tabernacle Grounds, 6th & Asbury, 8 a.m.to 1p.m. 
BEACH WALKS, South End Location, 59th and Central Ave., Tues. 9 a.m., Wed.6:30 p.m. North End Location, OC/Longport Bridge Parking Lot, Tues. 6:30 p.m., Wed. 9a.m. Tickets may be purchased on-site. Adults $1, Children 50 cents.

EVERY THURSDAY through the end of August (starting July 7)
MARKET DAYS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters and balloon sculptors.
HISTORIC TOURS, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. pick-up 7th and Central Ave. $14 per person.
FAMILY NIGHTS -Entertainment on Boardwalk 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 6th to 14th Sts. Sponsored by Playland's Castaway Cove, Johnson's Popcorn, Shrivers and Gillian's Wonderland Pier.


EVERY SUNDAY through Aug. 14 (starting July 3)
CHARACTER NIGHTS ON THE BOARDWALK sponsored by Boardwalk Merchant. Mascots will sign autographs in front of the Music Pier starting at 6 p.m. Come join the fun. Sponsored by Jilly's, Surf Mall and Manco and Manco Pizza.