Monthly Archives: November 2016


The Ocean City Board of REALTORS® Fall community service project is still underway! They are collecting new or gently-used coats, sweaters, blankets, snow boots, hats, scarves, and more through December 9th.

The Warmth for the Winter Drive will donate these items to OCNJ’s Ecumenical Clothes Closet to provide for needy families. While all donations are greatly appreciated, this winter children’s coats and snow boots, and men and women’s sweatshirts and pants are especially needed. Monetary donations will also be accepted, and funds will be used to purchase items of need as requested by the Ecumenical Clothes Closet.

Clothing donations may be dropped off at the Board of Realtors office at 405 22nd Street. To arrange for clothing pickups, please call the office at (609) 399-0128. The office is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clothes are given out at the Ecumenical Clothes Closet at Fifth Street and West Avenue. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Any leftover clothing will be donated to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter.

For more information please contact Vicki Heebner at (609) 399-0128 or

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It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! What better way to start December than with the Downtown Holiday Dash One Mile Run and Christmas Parade?

Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash One Mile Run

Friday, December 2nd, 5:30 pm.  Grab your Santa suit (or any Christmas-themed attire), and get ready to race!  Prizes will be given to the five best costumes. Registration is $20.00 if received by Nov. 28th, or $25.00 on the day of race. Number pick up and race day registration begins at 4:30pm in the parking lot at 12th & Asbury Ave. All runners are eligible for door prizes. All participants must be present and have their race bibs to be eligible for prizes. Pets, bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, skis and sleighs are not permitted. The race is sponsored by the Ocean City Track and Field Boosters. Proceeds benefit the Boosters, and Food and Cupboard.  For more information or to pre-register call 609.398.8277.

2016 Christmas Parade

Friday, December 2, 6:30 pm.  A fun time for all! From 6th Street to 11th Street along Asbury Avenue, this annual tradition will feature marching bands, dance groups, special guests and, of course, Santa! Please visit for registration details.  For more information call 609.399.6111.

Ocean City is a sight to see in December.  There are holiday events taking place every weekend. More will be featured in next week’s blog.

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Late Fall Fun in Ocean City, NJ

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Late Fall is an excellent time to visit Ocean City, NJ. It’s easy take advantage of the gorgeous weather by going for a long walk on the boardwalk, enjoying a bike ride, or watching the amazing sunsets along the bay.  With fewer crowds in the off-season it’s nice to just relax and take in the peace and quiet. But, if you are looking for more, check out some of these favorite events:

Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza

Saturday, 11/19 from 8 am – Noon.  Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping with early bird specials. Shop in your pajamas for a chance to win a prize! Best dressed takes home free turkeys. Taking place in Downtown OCNJ, 6th-11th Streets on Asbury Ave. Free horse and carriage rides from noon – 3 pm. For more information, call 1.800.BEACHNJ.

Fast and Furriest 5K Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, 11/24 at 8:30 am. Bring family and friends to this 5K followed by a one mile fun run for children 14 and under! All proceeds benefit the Ocean City Humane Society. Race begins at 18th Street & Haven Ave. Race day registration begins at 7 am. Pre-register at

The Turkey Trot Surf Contest

Saturday, 11/26 at 9 am. Cheer on the surfers or get in on the action and catch a wave at the Seventh Street Beach.  Register online at under Recreation Activities – Fall Programs until Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. Contest-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the beach. Entry is $10 per person. Six divisions with three awards in each. No Wave date is Nov. 27. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 609.525.9304.

There’s always fun to be had in Ocean City, NJ. Next week’s blog will feature the Downtown Holiday Dash and Christmas Parade.


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Last month, the fourth phase of a multi-year Ocean City Boardwalk reconstruction project began. The construction is part of a five-year project to completely replace the boardwalk between Fifth Street and 12th Street. The work runs only in the off-season and began at Fifth Street in the Fall of 2013. It will finish at 12th Street in the off-season of 2017-18 — with additional boardwalk ramp replacements in 2018-19.

The boardwalk is currently closed between Eighth Street and 10th Street, and the work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017, although the section between Eighth Street and the Ocean City Music Pier is scheduled to open by First Night on Dec. 31.

Pedestrians and cyclists – that means detours! You will be detoured off the boardwalk at Plymouth Place (to Atlantic Avenue, to Ninth Street, to Ocean Avenue) and back on at 10th Street.  This route adds about 0.38 miles to a trip the length of the boardwalk (from 2.45 miles to 2.83 miles).

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Taking a trip to OCNJ Sat., Nov. 12th – Sun., Nov. 13th? Don’t miss the Christmas Craft & Fine Art Festival, taking place in a new location – the Ocean City Civic Center at 6th Street off the Boardwalk. Over 60 fine artists, crafters and photographers will be there selling handcrafted items such as Christmas décor, ceramics, American Doll clothes, jewelry and reindeer to stained glass, candles, pet apparel and treats. Fine art and photography can be framed while you browse. Gourmet foods are yours for the tasting. Every offering is handmade in the USA by the seller in the booth.

Show hours are 10 am – 5 pm.  A $3 donation and booth rental fees benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard and Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Parking is free at 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue. For information call 609-365-2239. On show days call 609-399-6111.

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