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What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/21/16

It will be a busy weekend in Ocean City. We will be presenting two air shows and hosting the WALK FOR THE WOUNDED, MS BIKE RIDE and OCNJ HALF MARATHON.

The OCEAN CITY AIRPORT FESTIVAL, the annual free festival at Ocean City Municipal Airport, 26th Street and Bay Avenue, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event features a ground display of unusual airplanes, including a B-25J Mitchell Bomber and TBM Torpedo Avenger. The festival also features the N.J. Pine Barons Radio Controlled Model Airplane Show, a banner pick-up demonstration, a children’s paper airplane contest, an antique car and truck show, “Bubble Mania,” children’s bounce activity, food and more. Helicopter and model airplane rides are available for purchase. Additional parking at Shelter Road with FREE shuttle service provided. For more information, visit www.oceancityvacation.com or call (609) 399-6111.

The BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIRSHOW returns to Ocean City from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Planes can be viewed from the beach or boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street. The show features some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world. Call (609) 399-6111 for more information.

(Sept. 22) RUN FOR THE FALLEN: Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 will oversee eleven memorial stops of the 2016 Run for the Fallen, as it winds its way through town on Thursday September 22. The New Jersey Run for the Fallen is an organization of military runners who travel throughout New Jersey in memory of service members killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. At the end of each mile stands a memorial marker where runners pause to salute service members’ lives and the sacrifices made by their families. To view a detailed schedule of all stops in Ocean City on Thursday afternoon, visit njrunforthefallen.org.

(Sept. 24)  WALK FOR THE WOUNDED: 8:30 a.m. registration in front of the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. This is a three-mile walk on the Boardwalk to raise money for wounded soldiers returning from overseas. A ceremony honoring our military will be held 9:30 a.m. The walk will start 10 a.m. The Tidal Wave Band will play from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Operation First Response. For information, visit www.walkforthewounded.org.                                                                          

(Sept. 24) MS CITY TO SHORE RIDE: 7,000 Cyclists will raise $5.6 million. For more information, call 1-800-445-BIKE or visit www.mscycling.org.

(Sept. 25) OCNJ HALF MARATHON, 5K and 10-MILE NON-COMPETITIVE RUN/WALK. Half Marathon fee is $70 Sept. 21-23 until 4 p.m. No Race Day Registration for Half Marathon or 10 mile. For information, call (609) 398-6900 or online at www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.

(Sept.30-Oct.1) Boardwalk and downtown MERCHANT TABLE SALES, 6th to 14th Streets on Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.

(Oct. 1) The JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE CONCERT that was cancelled on Sept. 4 has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1 at the Music Pier. Customers holding tickets for the Sept. 4th show may use tickets they already have. Please direct all inquiries for refunds or exchanges to the Music Pier Box Office, (609) 524-9248 so that the staff can determine who will receive refunds and who will attend the new date. New tickets are available at ocnj.us/boxoffice or by calling (609) 399-6111.

(Oct. 2) CHILI-CHOWDER FESTIVAL: Sponsored by the Ocean City Restaurant Assn. Noon to 4 p.m. at the Tennessee Ave. Soccer Complex to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. For information, call (570) 579-8500 or visit www.eatinocnj.com.

(Oct. 7, 8, 9) NUNSENSE by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This musical comedy is a winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Broadway Musical. Oct. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $20 for students and adults, $18 for Seniors, $15 for kids 12 and under. Group rates available. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

(Oct. 8) FALL BLOCK PARTY and FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: The annual, popular Fall Block Party will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, family entertainment on Boardwalk with fireworks at 9 p.m. For information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 8-10) INDIAN SUMMER WEEKEND: Seafood vendors at Music Pier, (Sat.-Mon.) and Boardwalk Table Sales. For Information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 8-10) BOARDWALK & DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES, 6th to 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

(Oct. 9) 5TH ANNUAL SPOOKS ‘N’ KOOKS COSTUME SURF CONTEST: Registration begins 9 a.m. at the Seventh Street Beach. Entry fee is 10 canned goods or a $10 ShopRite gift card. Contest begins at 10 a.m. Divisions include: Open, Longboard, Short Board, Women’s and 13-and-Under. All proceeds benefit the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard. Search “Spooks N Kooks” on Facebook for more information.

(Oct. 26) Ocean City Chamber of Commerce WELCOME NIGHT: New location at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. and Boardwalk. Meet local groups and business organizations! 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

(Oct. 27) HALLOWEEN PARADE 7:15 p.m., 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. No rain date. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Registration is Oct. 1 through Oct. 25.  Registration website: www.ochp.blogspot.com. Registration available only online, none in person. Halloween Parade Info line 1-800-813-5580.

(Nov. 5) TRAIL OF TWO CITIES Run/Walk over 9th Street Bridge-Causeway from Ocean City to Somers Point. Registration 7 a.m./Run-Walk Start 8 a.m. Begins at 10th and Haven Ave. at the Ocean City Transportation Center. Finish at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. For more information, call (609) 399-6111. Register at lmsports.com.

(Nov. 10-12) QUIET FESTIVAL: Opening Ceremonies  11 a.m. Thursday at Mark Soifer Park across from City Hall features opening ceremonies, the Yawn Along to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer, Quiet Kites, Maple Leaf Drop, Paper Airplane Flying, the World’s only Wind Chimes Band, Bubbles Galore and More.

Saturday, 9 a.m. till noon at the Ocean City Library, the QUIET PET CHALLENGE is set for mice, hamsters, Turtles, Rabbits, Ferrets, Birds, etc. Participants judged for cuteness, most unusual quiet pet, best decorated display/habitat, best costume, Superhero themes, Swimsuit and Lettuce Eating Contest plus much more. Call (609) 399-6111 for more information. All events are free.                                                      

(Nov. 11) VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave.  Call (609) 399-6111.

Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. FALL CONCERT SERIES, Free Every Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall: Sept. 25: The Mary Newnam Quartet; Oct. 2: International Concert Violinist, Dr. David Podles; Oct 9th: The Deafening Colors; Oct. 16: Sonny and Perley; Oct. 23: Michael Pedicin Jazz Quintet; Oct. 30: Marc Black; Nov. 6: AC Connection Jazz Band; Nov. 13: Package Goods Orchestra. For more information and individual program flyers, call (609) 399-2434 X5222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also: Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. in meeting room N111 of the Library learn about  “New Jersey Security Freeze: A new way to fight Identity Theft” presented by Mr. Frank Murphy of the AARP Speakers Bureau. For more information, contact Julie Brown, (609) 399-2434 ext. 5222.