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Hermit Crab Fun in OCNJ

Have a hermit crab?

Your crustacean is invited to participate in the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant taking place at the Sixth Street Beach on Wednesday, August 15th .  Families, kids of all ages, businesses and organizations may enter their crustacean in this annual beauty contest.  The winner will receive the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup and get to walk down a flowery runway! Registration is free and starts at 5:30 p.m.  The contest begins at 6 p.m.

And you may want to schedule in some training sessions for your hermit crab friend. Following the beauty pageant some of the fastest crabs in the universe will compete for the King of Klutz Plaque. Plan to cheer them on! For more information call 609-399-6111.

109th Annual OCNJ Baby Parade

We’re pretty sure you’ll go goo goo and ga ga over this parade!

One of America’s longest running baby parades takes place this Thursday, 8/9, on the Ocean City boardwalk between 6th St.  and 12th St. from 10:30 am – 12 noon.

There will be bands, special guests, and a ton of adorable babies in themed strollers, wagons and floats. Specialty and overall awards will be presented.

Children ages 10 and under may participate. The entry fee is $5/child. For more information or to participate, please visit here.

Enjoy the cuteness!

 

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.

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.

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.

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/

Marr Agency Launches New Website

Marr Agency has just launched a brand new website, with bigger, brighter pictures and more search capabilities, just in time to make booking your summer rental easier than ever!

And right now is a wonderful time to start your summer rental search if you haven’t already! Search by the week you wish to arrive, number of bedrooms needed,  number of occupants in your party, your price range, and/or by location.  Or you can browse through our rental property catalog.  You’ll even be able to pay your rent online.

The website also features all of our Exclusive Marr Sales Listings. You can also search all listings by property type, price range, bedrooms, square footage, and new listings, and view upcoming open houses .

As always, a Marr Agency agent is available to assist you at 609-399-7036, if you have any questions or need help narrowing down properties for your stay. We even recommend choosing a day to visit Ocean City and seeing your top choices in person!

Check it all out here: http://marragency.com/