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Miss New Jersey Pageant Will Be Here June 10th-13th

The Miss New Jersey Pageant returns to Ocean City this Wednesday through Saturday.

But first a word about OCEAN CITY RESTAURANT WEEK which is now under way and runs through Sat., June 13th. Participating members are offering special, fixed dining selections which mean savings for you on many delicious specialties. Choose from an array of dining selections from participating members. Visit eatinocnj.com for details.

MISS NEW JERSEY events kick-off on Wednesday, June 10th with its annual Parade set for 7 p.m. from Sixth to 14th Street on the Boardwalk. All 28 contestants will show their shoes and be dressed to salute the Parade’s theme “Pages through the Ages.” Cierra Kaler Jones, reigning Miss New Jersey will lead the Parade.


Ocean City resident, Devon Vanderslice and Dana Piccoli of Beesleys Point, two former Miss Ocean City’s, will compete for the title. There will also be numerous marching groups and special musical attractions in the Parade. Gary Sakas, the reigning Mr. Mature America, will be a special Parade guest along with Miss Ocean City, Junior Miss and Little Miss.

Former Miss New Jersey, Dena Blizzard, will emcee the Pageant. A TV and radio personality, Dena is now touring with her hilarious show. “One Funny Mother.” She has an excellent way of connecting with audiences and will add interest and humor to the programs.

The Miss New Jersey preliminaries will be held June 11th – 12, with the finals and crowning on June 13 at the Music Pier. For tickets access www.missnewjersey.net and click on “tickets.”

(June 13) OCEAN CITY POLICE CHASE, 5K RUN and 2 mile walk begin 8 a.m. Registration held at Carey Stadium, 6th and Boardwalk. Hosted by OCPBA Local 61. For more information, visit www.runtheday.com or www.ocpba.com.

(June 13)  EASTERN SURFING ASSN. South Jersey District Contest No. 3. Registration at 7th St. Beach begins 7 a.m. First heat 8 a.m. If your membership has expired or if you are a new member, you may renew or join at the beach. (No Wave Date, June 20) For more information, www.snjsurfesa.org.

(June 20) ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW: One of the longest running events of its kind in the East. Over 300 vintage vehicles displayed on the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boardwalk Parade follows exhibit after 2 p.m. For more information, call (609) 399-6111.

(June 20) The Ocean City Nor’easters vs. New York Red Bulls U23: FEED THE STORM NIGHT. The City’s professional soccer team and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey partner for the Feed the Storm Food Drive from 6-8 p.m. Fans donating non-perishable food items will receive $1OFF per item, maximum 2 items. The Nor’easters will play the Red Bulls Under 23 Squad in a Mid-Atlantic Conference match-up, 7 p.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th and Boardwalk. Purchase tickets at www.oceancityfc.com/tickets.

(June 21) On Opening Night, the Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents an EVENING WITH JUDY COLLINS, Grammy winning singer-songwriter known for her imaginative interpretation of Folk Standards. Hear hits like “Amazing Grace,” “Send in the Clowns” and many more. Sponsored by the Cape Bank Charitable Foundation, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets, $35/$25. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(June 21) MEET JUDY COLLINS on Opening Night at a dessert reception at the Flanders Hotel sponsored by John L. Curto and Paul and Dr. Mary Yuraschevich. $25 per person.  Reservations appreciated by June 16. Call (609) 398-0924. or access www.oceancitypops.org.

(June 22) LUCINDA WILLIAMS in concert, three time Grammy Award Winner kicks-off the 2015 Monday Night Boardwalk Concert Series at the Music Pier, 7:30 p.m. Opening the show will be Buick 6. Tickets are $39, all seats reserved, available by calling 1-800-745-3000 at ticketmaster.com or accessing the Music Pier Box Office at www.ocnj.us.

(June 22-26) The popular JULY JUBILEE, a week of unique, free, fun-filled contests for all ages leading up to the City’s July 4th Celebration. Schedule includes Mon: Sculpting Saltwater Taffy (we have had Ferris Wheels), Tues: molding French Fries into artwork (we have had Elvis in fries), Wed: That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles, chewing a 12 inch, chocolate chip cookie into something, (Whales and Road Signs have appeared) Event also includes a Super Hero and Super Villain dress up competition, Thursday: Paper Clip Sculpting (Would you believe the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge?) Friday: Beadamania, Participants make bracelet and or a necklace out of beads and take them home as souvenirs.

There are competitive categories for 5 and under, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12, Teens and Adults. For information, call Public relations (609) 399-6111.

(June 26-27) Friends and Volunteers of the Free Public Library Summer Book Sale: 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. More information at website, http://fvocfpl.wordpress.com.

(June 27) The PHILADELPHIA WIND ENSEMBLE: Philadelphia’s premier concert band entertains with audience favorites and marches. Also featuring Philly Orchestra trumpeter David Bilger in the flashy “Carnival of Venice.” Sponsored by John D. Pojawis, Jr., CPA. Presented by The Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc., 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $10. For information, call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(June 28) The Ocean City Pops GOES AROUND THE WORLD! Sensational Pianist, Joseph Mohan joins the Pops as they make a musical journey. Stops include Paris, Madrid, London, New York, Moscow and Rome! Sponsored by Manco and Manco in memory of Ensign John Elliott. 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $20/$15. For information call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

REMINDER: The Ocean City Board of Realtors annual PLANT SALE is set for (June 20) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a new location, the board’s office, 405 22nd St. Proceeds benefit the Waves of Caring of Ocean City. The sale features annuals, perennials, flowering bushes, hanging baskets, vegetables and flats at discount prices. Pre-sales start at the board’s office, Thursday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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