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Memorial Day Weekend in OCNJ

Are you as excited as we are too kick off Memorial Day weekend? There’s plenty of ways to welcome the summer season, and observe Memorial Day here in Ocean City, NJ, beginning on Friday!

Can you think of a better way to begin the long weekend than by dressing in a business suit, carrying a briefcase, and marching into the ocean to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance?” Welcome the new season and celebrate the annual Unlocking of the Ocean on Friday, May 25, at Moorlyn Terrace St. Beach at 12 noon. For more information call 609-399-6111.

The Memorial Beach Challenge and Kids Fun Run takes place Saturday, May 26, at from 6 am – 10 am at the 9th Street Beach.   Proceeds from the obstacle course challenge benefit The 31Heroes Project. For registration information and more details please call 856-905-0583 or visit memorialbeachchallenge.com.

Enjoy a free concert of show tunes and patriotic favorites given by the Bucks County Singers of Newtown, PA, at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk) on Saturday, May 26, at 3:30 pm.

On Monday, May 28, a Memorial Day Service will take place at 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Park (Between 5th & 6th & Wesley Ave). Rain location: Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Ave). For more information call 609-399-6111.

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

OCNJ Treasure Hunt

Know a child who loves searching for treasure in the sand? If so, they’ll have a wonderful time at the “On Cloud Nine” Treasure Hunt taking place this Saturday, 5/19.

Children ages 13 and under will have fun searching for buried treasures such as foreign coins that they can keep. They will also find raffle tickets for a chance to win larger prizes.  Registration starts at 9 am, and the hunt begins at 11 am at the Music Pier. Admission is $5.

The event is sponsored by The East Coast Research and Discovery Association (ECRDA), the Northeast’s largest treasure-hunting club. Since 1983, the ECRDA has promoted the hobby of treasure hunting among adults and children.

For more information about the children’s hunt and to learn about the adult hunt also taking place on 5/19 as well as 5/20 please visit www.ecrda.org or call 732-276-8251.

And if you’d like to walk for a great cause this weekend, there’s a couple different options here in OCNJ:

The American Heart Association Heart Walk is taking place on Saturday 5/19 at 10:30 am (registration begins at 9 am) at the Sports & Civic Center (6th and Boardwalk).  For more information call 609.399.6111.

Walk for Lupis Now is taking place on Sunday 5/20 at 10 am (registration begins at 9 am) at the 6th St. Practice Field (6th & Boardwalk). For more information contact info@walktoendlupusnowsj.org or call 1-866-517-5070.

Modern Muscle Car Invasion in OCNJ 5/12/18

Start your Saturday, 5/12, by finding out if summer is coming early! We’re crossing our fingers that the answer is “yes.”

Martin Z. Mollusk, OCNJ’s resident hermit crab, will look for his shadow starting at 11 am on the 9th Street Beach. For more information about this event call 609.399.6111.

After, car fans will want to check out OCNJ’s first ever Modern Muscle Car Invasion happening on the boardwalk between 5th – 14th Streets, from noon to 5 pm.  Modern muscle cars such as Fords Chevys and Mopars will all be on display.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of the day. For more information regarding this event visit www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com or email blinkerfluidproductions@gmail.com.

Download the Updated OCNJ App

Want to know everything that’s going on in Ocean City, NJ?  Planning out what to do on your OCNJ vacation has never been easier with the Ocean City NJ Vacation App.

You’ll be prepared for the beach with a full report on air temperature, as well as water temperature and swell height, tide info, and wind speed direction, gusts and chill!  With a business and restaurant directory, you’ll easily be able to decide where to dine and shop.  The map makes it easy to see where everything is located. If you want to know what fun happenings are going on, you’ll have access to a full schedule of events.

This month the app will be getting an upgrade and users will also be able to buy beach tags and concert tickets through the app.  Other new features coming your way include alerts to special events and sales at local businesses when you are in town.

The app is free, and is available through the App Store or Google Play. Find more info here.

OCNJ Sports Memorabilia Show

Are you a sports fan, an athlete, or do you collect sports memorabilia? If so, you’ll want to check out OCNJ’s new event, the Sports Memorabilia Show.  The show will take place at the Ocean City Music Pier (825 Boardwalk) this weekend, Saturday 4/28 and Sunday 4/29.

You’ll find events and table sales dedicated to athletes, fans and collectors. Celebrity guests will also be  there.  The show runs from 10 am – 4 pm both days.

For more information call 609.399.6111

Spring Weather is Arriving in OCNJ

It may not feel like it today, but we promise, Spring weather really is arriving in Ocean City, NJ! We got a nice taste of it this past Saturday – it was a wonderful day for cheering on the over 500 basset hounds that took over the boardwalk all dressed up!

Have you been to OCNJ in the Spring? It’s a great time visit! The crowds have not yet fully formed, and the weather is perfect for taking a long walk on the boardwalk, enjoying a bike ride or watching amazing sunsets along the bay. And if you are looking to squeeze in some extra fun for the little ones, the amusements are open on the weekends. Plus there’s so much going on in the spring in OCNJ. Here are just a few of the upcoming events:

Sat. April 21 & Sun. April 22: Spring Festival of Guaranteed American Handcrafts and Fine Art 

Sat. April 28 & April 29: Sports Memorabilia Show

Sat. May 5: Spring Block Party

Sat. May 12: Modern Muscle Car Invasion

Sat. May 19 and Sun May 20: “On Cloud Nine” Treasure Hunt

Need a place to stay? Just head to our website, or download our app (Marr Agency), to search for available rentals.  You can select your desired travel date and filter by number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location, amenities, and price.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call a Marr Agency agent at 609.399.7036.

Now that we are officially in Spring mode, you know what that means…Summer is not far behind!!!

Reminder to Get Your Discounted Seasonal Beach Tags

The summer season is just around the corner! Do you have your OCNJ beach tags for the 2018 season? They are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and up visiting an OCNJ beach from June 2 – September 3 of 2018. If purchased by May 31, seasonal tags cost $20. They are available for online purchase here, but must be ordered by May 16th to allow time for delivery.

You can also purchase your beach tags at the following locations:

City Hall (9th and Asbury), Mon-Fri, 8:45 am to 4:30 pm; Sat-Sun 10-4
Rt. 52 Welcome Center, Mon-Fri, 9-4:30; Sat 9-4; Sun 9-2 (winter hours)
Henry Knight Building (12th and Haven), Mon-Fri, 9-4 (no holidays)
46th Street Welcome Center (46th and West) now open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. six days (closed Wed.)
Music Pier (Moorlyn Terr & Boardwalk) open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends beginning Palm Sunday weekend (3/24)
Aquatic & Fitness Ctr (17th and Simpson), Mon-Fri 5 am-9 pm; Sat 7-6; Sun 9-6 (no holidays)

Weekly, Daily and Military beach tags will be available at a later date for purchase in person.

Funds from beach tag sales help to offset the local municipalities cost of maintaining their beaches and providing lifeguards and other services such as trash removal, beach cleaning and the purchase of needed equipment and police protection.

For more information regarding beach tags please call 609-399-6111, ext. 9377 or visit: http://www.ocnj.us/beachtags/

Girls Weekend

Grab your girlfriends, and come over to OCNJ this weekend (4/6 – 4/8) – it’s Girls Weekend, and it’s going to be a great time! The fun starts on Friday, 4/6 at 7 pm with the Fashion Show Kickoff at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Ave) at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at City Hall, the Route 52 Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave), and the 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave).

Take a yoga class, run a 5K, create your own sign, painting, sea glass votive, floral crown, and more!  The event also features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers and shopping discounts. Reigning Miss America, Cara Mund will be in OCNJ to open and close Girls Weekend.

Find the whole schedule here

Discounted Ride Tickets Now on Sale for a Limited Time

Planning to hit the amusements this summer in OCNJ? Right now both Gillian’s Wonderland Pier and Playland’s Castaway Cove are having a great sale, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on those tickets!

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier:

Tickets never expire at Gillian’s, an amusement park with 31 rides and attractions.  Purchase discounted tickets online at https://www.gillians.com or in person through 4/2 from noon – 6 pm daily at Stainton’s Shops located at 810 Asbury Avenue, or Wonderland Pier located at 6th and Boardwalk.

Playland’s Castaway Cove:

Ocean City’s oldest amusement park has a selection of over 32 rides. Half-price ride tickets are on sale online at https://oceancityfun.com/ticket-sales/,  or in person through 4/8, noon – 5 pm daily at 10th and Boardwalk (under the pirate ship). Tickets never expire.

And you don’t even need to wait until this summer to use them! Rides are already open on weekends at Gillian’s, and they open on weekends at Playland’s starting April 7!

OCNJ Easter Events

Hop on over to Ocean City this weekend, because the Easter Bunny will be in town!

Breakfast with the Bunny takes place on Saturday, March 31, from 8 am – noon at Yianni’s Café, 841 Asbury Ave.

Then head over to the Great Egg Hunt, a much anticipated event for the little ones! The free event for children ages 7 and under takes place on the beach between 11th Street and 14th Street. Over 100,000 eggs will be scattered in the sand and stuffed with candy and items from local merchants. Rain date is April 1.  For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. 

On Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, enjoy a traditional non-denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. The service will take place at 6:30 am at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Spend your afternoon on April 1 dressed in your Easter’s best to stroll in the Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny in front of the Music Pier.  Judging begins at 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed for Children,Teen, Adults and Family. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Happy Easter!