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What's Happening in Ocean City - September

September 2, 2011: Last Family Night of the Season starting 7:30 p.m. on the Boardwalk. Free entertainment

includes Stilt Walker Woody Duncan strolling the Boards, Magician Ricky Vale at 8th St., Shore Thing Band, 8th St., Karaoke Faz at 9th St., 1-2-3 Draw Band at 10th St.,. Jilly's DJ Party, 10th to 11th St., Photos with Santa on vacation 11th St., Big Daddy Band at 13th St.

 

Sept. 2: The Ocean City Historical Museum, 17TH and Simpson Ave., presents the Roaring 20's, What We Were Singing Then, on Sept. 2 with Drs. Richard and Rebecca Stanislaw. Pre-lecture reception, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., lecture 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call 609-399-1801 or visit www.ocnjmuseum.org.

Sept. 3: The Labor Day Weekend begins with the annual King and Queen of Plop contest on Fri., Sept.3 starting 11 a.m. on the 9th St. Beach adjacent to the Music Pier. This is Ocean City's way of welcoming the fall season, a contest that encourages folks to demonstrate dramatic falls or plops on the beach. Registration begins 10:30 a.m. at the beach. Prizes will be awarded. Entry is free. Call 609-525-9300.

September 4 begins a series of Farmer's Markets that will be held every Saturday in September and October. Fresh produce from area farms will be available at City Hall Annex Parking Lot, 901 Asbury Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call 609-398-4662.

Sept. 5: The American Legion Post Morvay-Miley 524 of Ocean City holds a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon at the Masonic Hall, 10th and Wesley Ave. All are welcome. Includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, milk, juice: Adults $5, Children $3.

Sept. 5: C.S. Lewis Drama: David Payne of London England will portray the famous British author, C.S. Lewis 7 p.m., Sun., Sept. 5 at the Tabernacle, 5th and Wesley Ave. This is yet another of the Tabernacle's fine free events.

Sept. 5, 7,8 Anything Goes, the final Broadway production of the season of the Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Co. is set for Sept. 5, 7, 8 at the Music Pier starting 7:30 p.m. This will be a great evening of fun in fully staged performances of Cole Porter's hit songs. Tickets are $20/$15 at the Music Pier Box Office 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us. Sponsored by Cape Bank and the Original Fudge Kitchen.

Sept. 6: Another event that welcomes the fall is the annual Mayor's Labor Day Race. This is a five mile beach race and one mile fun run/walk. Contact Lisa Rumer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 609-525-9317.

Sept. 8: Last day of Wednesday's Farmers Market, 6th & Asbury, 8am-1pm.

Sept 10-12: The Annual Street Rod Weekend features over 250 colorful, modified cars displayed at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk and on the Boardwalk, Sat.,. Sept. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. The weekend also includes a craft show on the Music Pier on Sat. and a fashion show by Gabrielle's on Sat., at 1:30 p.m. inside the Music Pier Auditorium.

Sept. 11: The Fabulous Grease Band performs in the Music Pier Auditorium at 8 p.m. with hits from the 50's through the 90's. Tickets are $20 at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or on line at www.ocnj.us.

The September 11th Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 6th and Wesley Ave. starting 11 a.m. honors the victims of the tragedy.

Sept. 11: The Humane Society of Ocean City presents its Funday at Playland's Castaway Cove on the Boardwalk from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy all rides for $10. Proceeds benefit the Society, a no-kill shelter named one of the best for its size in the country.

Sept. 12: The Ocean City Pops features the GAMP Concert Choir with tenor Justin Gonzalez. Talented pianist, Yang Boa, plays Beethoven with the Pops at the Music Pier, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10 at the Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us. Sponsored by New Jersey American Water Co.

Sept. 15: The Pops are back at the Music Pier ,7:30 p.m. featuring Strauss marches, polkas and waltzes. Tickets are $15 at Pier box office or online. Sponsored by Mack and Manco in memory of the venerable Frank Ruggieri.

Sept 17-18: The Red and White Weekend, an all class reunion of Ocean City High School, includes football game and Barbecue on Fri., parade on Sat. Call 609-703-4862 or visit www.ochsalumni.com.

Sept 18-19: The Ocean City Air Festival Weekend features a ground display of unusual and vintage planes, a model airplane flight exhibit, parachute drop and more on Sat. Sept.18 at the Airport, 26th and Bay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the performers who will be flying in the exciting Aerobatic Air Show on Sun., Sept. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. from 6th to 14th Sts. over the ocean and boardwalk. This event features the best stunt pilots in the world. Call 609-525-9223 or 609-525-9300.

Sept. 18-19: The Boardwalk Family Fun Fest will be held featuring a juried craft show, Face Painters, Pony Rides at 11th St. Fest hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sept. 19: The Ocean City Pops presents Chris Brubeck's Triple Play with the Pops at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave., 7:30 p.m., Sept.19. featuring music ranging from jazz to folk from blues to classics. Also featuring young cello virtuoso Binh Park. Tickets $15 at Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us.

Sept. 24: Annual Police Beach BBQ Fundraiser, 6-9pm, Deauville Inn, Strathmere, $25 per person, tickets available at Ocean City Welcome Center, 16 E. 9th Street, or at the door that evening.

Sept. 25: Join the Walk to defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) on the Boardwalk. Starts at Music Pier 10 a.m., registration 9 a.m., for information, call 215-643-5434 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.

Sept. 25: Over 7,000 bikers will visit Ocean City on Sept. 25 for the annual MS Bike-A-Thon that raises over $3 million to support the work of the Delaware Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society. Call 609-525-9300 for information.

Sept. 26: Ocean City hosts the Annual Boardwalk Corvette Show featuring over 350 cars with every model ever manufactured. One of the largest shows of its kind on the East Coast. Cars will be displayed on Boardwalk from 6th to 10th Sts. from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 3. For info visit www.boardwalkcorvettes.com.

Oct. 2: Operation First Response presents its Walk For the Wounded beginning at the Music Pier, with registration at 10 a.m. and 3 mile walk at 11:30 a.m. The walk draws attention to the plight of returning soldiers and raises funds to help meet the needs of their families. For information, contact Tricia Ciliberto, Ocean City Home Bank, Walk sponsors, 1-800-771-7990, Ext. 1106 or visit www.ochome.com.

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