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Tuesdays in OCNJ

Ocean City, NJ, is fun every day of the week – but Tuesdays are simply Funtastic!

Funtastic Tuesdays take place from 10 am – 1 pm on Asbury Avenue in Downtown Ocean City.  The kids will enjoy entertainment, balloon sculptors, face painters and pony rides.

Here are a couple other reasons why Tuesdays in OCNJ are fantastic:

A fun children’s show takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am at the Music Pier in July, part of Children’s Theatre Series presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Upcoming shows include Junie B. Jones the Musical, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Sleeping Beauty, and Miss Nelson is Missing. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. For more information or to purchase tickets call 609-399-6111 or visit here.

If you plan to take a stroll on the boardwalk on a Tuesday night, don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing to the music.  The Mummers will make an appearance every Tuesday night through August 28 between Sixth Street and 14th Street from 7 pm – 9 pm on the boardwalk. Different string bands will strut the boards each week in colorful attire. It’s a fun time for all!

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Happy Fourth of July!

Ocean City, NJ, is a wonderful place to celebrate the Fourth of July! Not only do we have the beautiful beaches and boardwalk, but there are so many activities.  So grab your red, white, and blue, and enjoy some of these fun happenings:

Begin your day at the Farmers Market, open from 8 am – 1 pm every Wednesday through September 5 at the Tabernacle Grounds (6th and Asbury).

There are two July 4th  bike parades to choose from and they both begin at 10 am. Registration starts at 9 am at 40th and Asbury Ave for the parade sponsored by the South OC Improvement Association. And registration for the parade sponsored by the Gardens Civic Association begins at 9 am at the Longport Bridge parking lot.

Get a taste of old-fashioned apple and cherry pie during the Wacky Wednesday Pie Eating Contest taking place at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk) at 10:30 am. The contest is open to all ages, but limited to 150 participants.

Listen to the Ocean City Theater Company’s Spotlight Performers Show Choir as they present “A Star Spangled Salute” at 6 pm in front of the Music Pier.

Keep your eyes on the sky for beautiful kites – a kite flying competition begins at 7 pm followed by entertainment.

July 4th wouldn’t be complete without a spectacular fireworks display.  Get a great view from the boardwalk at 9 pm.

For more information on any of these events, please call 609.399.6111.

Marr Agency wishes you and your family a happy, fun and safe Fourth of July!

OCNJ is the #1 Happiest Seaside Town

Coastal Living Magazine has named Ocean City, NJ, as the number one happiest seaside town in America in its June 2018 issue, and we couldn’t agree more.

The magazine describes OCNJ as pure Americana with a family-friendly vibe, wonderful boardwalk, beautiful beaches and historic district full of Victorian bungalows. No wonder everyone always has a smile on their face.

Check out the whole story here.

Know what else makes us happy? Fresh fruits and veggies! The OCNJ Farmer’s Market opened today and will be open every Wednesday from 8 am – 1 pm at the Tabernacle Grounds (6th St. & Asbury Ave.) through September 5. For more information call 609.399.1412.

2018 Ocean City Antique Auto Show & Boardwalk Parade

If you are into antique cars, you’ll want to check out the 2018 Ocean City Antique Auto Show & Boardwalk Parade taking place this Saturday, June 23, from 9 am – 2 pm on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave.

Come and see over 300 vintage vehicles at this event, now in its 63rd year.  A fun time for all ages, this event is free to the 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.

Miss New Jersey Pageant 2018

Contestants arrived in Ocean City today to get ready for the 2018 Miss New Jersey Pageant.

The fun kicks off with a Boardwalk parade at 7 pm this Wednesday, June 13.  Cheer on all 28 contestants and current Miss New Jersey, Kaitlyn Schoeffel, as they don costumes and shoes matching this year’s theme “Women in History.”

The preliminaries start at 7 p.m. June 14 and 15, with the finals on June 16th , where Miss New Jersey 2018 will be crowned. It all happens at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk). For more information call 609-399-6111 or visit missnewjersey.net.  The website to order Miss New Jersey tickets is www.showtix4u.com

If you are looking for a great meal before the parade or preliminaries, now is the time to try some place new. Restaurant Week is in full force through Friday, 6/15.  Enjoy fixed price menus and specials at participating Ocean City restaurants. Visit www.eatinocnj.com for list of participating restaurants and specialty shops.

 

OCNJ Restaurant Week 6/8 – 6/15

Is delicious food one of the things you most look forward to on vacation?

In Ocean City, NJ, we have so many wonderful places to eat, and Restaurant Week is a great excuse to try many of them! It all starts Friday, June 8th, where participating restaurants will be offering special fixed priced menus and/or specials.  Whether you are craving seafood, a burger, a great salad, pancakes, or ice cream, you’ll find it all.

Restaurant Week will be going on through Friday, June 15.  Visit here to see a full list of participating restaurants and their menus.

Let the Summer Begin, Marr Agency is Checking Families in Every Saturday

We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. We are so excited Summer has arrived! We’ll be checking families in every Saturday this Summer and are looking forward to seeing you! 

Just a reminder that this Thursday, 5/31, is the last chance to order discounted seasonal beach tags. Visit here for more info. 

Didn’t get a chance to book your summer rental before the rush? No worries – there are still some great properties to choose from. 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.  

Please don’t hesitate to call a Marr Agency agent at 609.399.7036 if you have any questions or need help narrowing down properties. We are happy to assist you!

There are some great events coming up in OCNJ in the next couple of weeks, so mark your calendars:

The Ocean City Flower Show, Friday 6/1, 2 pm - 9 pm; Saturday, 6/2, 10 am - 9 pm; and Sunday, 6/3, 10 am - 4 pm. See beautiful commercial, amateur and kids displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Wonder Bear’s Birthday at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Thursday, 6/7, from 6 pm-10:30 pm.  All rides will be only 2 Tickets and at 9 pm see a birthday bash fireworks show to celebrate 88 years on the OCNJ boardwalk!  Rides open at 6:00 pm and Wonder Bear will be available all night for photos.  Taking place at 6th St. and the Boardwalk. 

OCNJ Restaurant Week, Friday, 6/8. Fixed Price Specials at participating Ocean City Restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and special treats for the whole family. Visit www.eatinocnj.com for list of participating restaurants and specialty shops. Sponsored by the Ocean City Restaurant Association.

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.