The Philadelphia Flyers Community Caravan will be making a stop in Ocean City, New Jersey, tomorrow August, 8th from 11 am  – 2 pm at the basketball courts on the beach block of Sixth Street.

This family-friendly event includes an inflatable rink hosting alumni-run clinics and shoot-arounds, inflatable games and activities, tailgate games, a bungee run, interaction with Flyers Ice Girls and Fun Patrol members, and more.

It’s also your chance to meet a Flyer!  Three alumni – Brad Marsh, Todd Fedoruk and Doug Crossman – are currently confirmed to attend.

This free event is open to fans of all ages!

The Community Caravan is a new initiative developed to grow the sport of hockey and support active lifestyles for youth across the region.

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It’s no secret as to why September is a favorite month to visit Ocean City, NJ. The weather is great, the crowds have dwindled, and there’s still so much to do!   Plus, there are plenty of great rentals available, without the peak-season prices.

Beach Days

September may bring with it the most comfortable weather of the year (think warm with less intense sun, and less humidity), with the ocean temperature at its warmest.  So spread out your beach blankets, take a long walk in the sand, or catch up on your summer reading – you can take advantage of these beautiful beach days without the crowds.


There’s still plenty to do! The air show, car show, concerts and marathons are just some of the happenings taking place in OCNJ this September. Visit here to see a complete calendar of events.

Eating, Shopping & Entertainment

Enjoy your favorite restaurants with less of a wait. Downtown stores are open all year round, and you’ll still be able to shop in most boardwalk businesses without encountering too many lines. While the amusements do have reduced hours, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the rides.

If you are looking for a quieter time to visit OCNJ, but are still after the beautiful weather and things to do, September may be your favorite month too!

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Take a stroll on the boardwalk after dinner, and catch these fun events happening during the week this summer!

The Mummers will make an appearance every Tuesday night through August 31 on the Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk. Different string bands will strut the boards each week in colorful attire between Sixth Street and 14th Street from 7 pm – 9 pm. Don’t be surprised when you start dancing along!

You can listen to more music on Family Night, which are Thursday nights throughout the summer, on the OCNJ Boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Not only will different bands be set up – but entertainers will be there as well (you may see stilt walkers, magicians, get to participate in karaoke, etc.).  It’s a great time for all!

The OCNJ Boardwalk is fun every night of the week – but if you’re looking for something different, these events are not to be missed!


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OCNJ Bakeries

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In the mood for a fresh-baked pastry? You’ll find what you are looking for in OCNJ. For a complete listing of bakeries, please visit: http://oceancityvacation.com/places-to-eat/bakeries.html

Bennie’s Bread, 1159 Asbury Avenue, http://www.benniesbread.com/

Still featuring the same quality, hearth-baked Italian bread and rolls that made it an Ocean City landmark for the past 59 years, they have expanded their line of pastries, cakes and pies, all of which are baked on the premises.

Bob’s Donuts & Sticky Buns, 1368 Boardwalk, https://bobsgrilloceancity.com/

Watch the donuts being made! Choose from Honey Glaze, Vanilla or Chocolate icing with or without sprinkles, powdered, plain, or the crowd favorite Cinnamon and Sugar. Rather have a sticky bun? Those are freshly baked on the premises as well.  

Crazy Susan’s Cookie Company, 1345-A West Avenue, http://www.crazysusanscookies.com/

Have a cookie monster in your family? They’ll love this place! Check out the extensive cookie menu with creations from the traditional Chocolate Chip to the famous Crazy Turtle and many more!

Fractured Prune Donut Shop, 1225 Asbury Avenue, http://fracturedprune.com/

Feeling creative? These donuts are hot and made-to-order. Pick your glaze and your topping. Or let someone else put the combos together, and go with a specialty donut. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

Mallon’s Homemade Sticky Buns, Inc., 1340 Bay Avenue, http://www.mallonsbakery.com

Well known for 14 varieties of Sticky Buns, Old Fashioned Cake Donuts, Glazed Cinnamon Swirls, Oversized Muffins, Chewy Cookies, Award winning Crumb Cake, Hand Rolled Bagels and more! Their Sticky Buns are made with only the finest ingredients, a specially blended flour with lots of butter, sugar, cinnamon and their own secret sticky topping!

Wards Pastry, 730 Asbury Ave., http://wardspastry.com/

A true old fashion bakery, they have been in business for over 75 years serving Ocean City residents and vacationers. They have cakes for every occasions as well as delicious pastries, cakes, bread, donuts and other goodies!

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OCNJ Ice Cream Parlors

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Ice cream is favorite summer staple, and ice cream by the beach is a must! Ocean City has a variety of ice cream parlors, each with its own vibe and popular offerings. Check out some of these spots – maybe you’ll discover your new favorite!  For a complete listing of ice cream parlors, please visit: http://oceancityvacation.com/places-to-eat/ice-cream.html

Aloha Soft Serve, 1320 Boardwalk, http://www.alohasoftserve.com

In the mood for DOLE Whip? Then head to Aloha Soft Serve! They also carry sundaes water ice, milk shakes, and over 20 toppings!

Aunt Betty’s Ice Cream Shack, 2100 Asbury Ave, http://www.auntbettysicecream.com/

Escape to the tropics and try the favorites: Shack Special, Betty’s Favorite, Gracie’s Glory or Simply a Hot Fudge Sundae. Here you will find Hershey’s Ice Cream, Via Veneto Italian Ice, old-fashioned waffles and ice cream sandwiches, homemade brownies and cookies, and quality name brand toppings.

Drip & Scoop, 960 Asbury, https://dripnscoop.com/

If you like coffee, and you like ice cream, then you’ll love Drip & Scoop.  They offer a delicious, yet simple menu.

The Hobby Horse, 800 Ocean Ave, http://www.hobbyhorseocnj.com/

This family-run ice cream parlor and café offers a variety of ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors.

Jilly’s Ice Cream Factory, 1172 Boardwalk, http://jillysoc.com/our-stores/eat/ice-cream-factory/

A must-try here is The ChiLLy JiLLy, a concoction of your favorite soft served ice cream mixed with your favorite candy, topping or fruit. Their staple items include 8 flavors of soft serve ice cream, 16 flavors of hand dipped ice cream and a selection of over 50 toppings.

Johnny B Goode Ice Cream Parlor, 1363 Asbury Ave & 3339 West Avenue, http://www.johnnybgoode.net/index.html

Would you like some family-friendly entertainment with your ice cream? Check out Johnny B Goode’s seasonal schedule which includes karaoke, a sock hop, and comedy & magic. Try a specialty sundae or ice cream on top of hot, fresh baked Belgian waffles! They also serve water ice, smoothies, and coffee.

Polish Water Ice, 830 Boardwalk & 1068 Boardwalk, http://www.polishwaterice.com/about/

This water ice is made fresh, several times daily. A favorite here is the Freeze – half ice cream, and half water ice.

Shriver’s Gelato, 846-848 Boardwalk, http://oceancityvacation.com/details/shriver-s-gelato.html

Craving gelato? Shriver’s is the only store on the Boardwalk featuring gelato made with imported Italian flavorings and ingredients.

Sundaes by the Ocean, 819 E 8th St

Want to put the toppings on yourself? Choose from ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, water ice, and soft serve ice cream and then choose your favorites.

Yoasis, 838 Asbury & 1244 Boardwalk, http://yogurt-oasis.com/

If frozen yogurt is your thing, you’ll want to try Yoasis. Choose from a variety of flavors and toppings!

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Can’t get enough of the beach and OCNJ?  It’s not too late to plan your OCNJ vacation!  With many rental properties still available during the last two weeks of August (8/19 and 8/26), you’ll have plenty of time to create those summer fun memories before the kids head back to school. Enjoy the beach, cool ocean breeze, boardwalk, bike rides, great food, and gathering on the porch before the summer season ends.

Visit our website, http://marragency.com/search-properties/ 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 or need assistance narrowing down properties, a Marr Agency agent is happy to help. We can be reached at 609.399.7036.

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OCNJ Candy Stores

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An Ocean City, NJ vacation is not complete without a trip to the candy store!  Your friends, family and co-workers will thank you for bringing home a sweet taste of the shore. And of course you need to some too…who can resist homemade fudge and salt water taffy?

You’ll want to check out all of these wonderful candy stores:


Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy & Fudge

1100 Boardwalk

For over 125 years, Fralinger’s Salt Water taffy has provided seashore visitors with their original Salt Water Taffy! Other favorites include macaroons, peanut brittle, peanut chews and chocolate fudge.


George’s Candies

700 Boardwalk

Not only will you find a variety of candy, but they also serve breakfast and ice cream, and carry a wide array of toys and gifts.


Original Fudge Kitchen

800 Boardwalk

For over a quarter of a century they’ve been hand whipping delicious creamy fudge in 21 flavors.


Rauhauser’s Candies

721 Asbury Ave

Founded in 1965, this third-generation family owned store makes 300 varieties of chocolate!


Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy & Fudge

9th Street and Boardwalk

The oldest business on the Ocean City Boardwalk. When you visit you can see the salt water taffy and other confections being made.


Steel’s Fudge

1000 Boardwalk

Founded in 1919, Steel’s Fudge is said to be the oldest existing original, family owned candy and fudge business in the United States. Their salt water taffy, popcorn and macaroons are handmade from the original recipes.

For a complete listing of candy stores, please visit http://oceancityvacation.com/places-to-eat/candy-stores.html

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Calling all car lovers – The 2017 Ocean City Antique & Classic Automobile Show & Parade is taking place this Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9 am – 2 pm on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave, Ocean City.

A fun time for all ages! Come and see over 300 vintage vehicles at this event which has been running for over 60 years.  This event is free to public, with a registration fee for automobile owners. To register, please visit jerseycape.aaca.com. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Trophies will be presented at 1:30 pm, and there will be a boardwalk parade at 2 pm.

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Are you hungry for a delicious dining experience? There are still a few more days left to enjoy OCNJ’s Restaurant Week where participating restaurants offer pre-fixed menus.  With so many amazing restaurants participating, it will be hard making a decision on where to go.

Restaurant week is a great way to try something and/or somewhere new. Click here for a list of restaurants and their specials http://eatinocnj.com/rvmembersm1.htm.  Hurry – this is happening now through Friday, June 16.

Also, you won’t want to miss The 2017 Miss New Jersey Parade, scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 14, on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Always a fun time, the contestants will show off their creative shoes and outfits. 

Preliminary competitions, and the finals at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk will take place through Saturday, June 17. For more information call 609-399-6111.   

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Summer is just about here! Schools are letting out and families are heading down to OCNJ.  But before they arrive, here are some ways you can prep your property to ensure your renters have an enjoyable, carefree stay:

Turn on utilities: If you had your cable, hot water, or any other service turned off during the off-season, check that they are all turned back on before your first renter’s stay.

Service your air conditioner: It can get hot out on the beach, and your guests will look forward to cooling down inside their rental home. Service now to make sure the air conditioner is in good working order.

Spring cleaning: Your property should be at its best inside and out for your renters. Here are some spring cleaning tips to make sure your home is in top-notch condition:  http://marragency.com/spring-cleaning-check-list-landlords/

Power wash the exterior: First impressions matter! Your renters want to stay in a home that is well taken care of – and that starts with the outside.

By following this checklist, you will help to avoid any headaches later on.  Properties that are well maintained result in happy customers, which makes for repeat rentals!

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