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THE MACHINE Performs Pink Floyd at the Music Pier in OCNJ

Are you Pink Floyd fan?

Don’t miss America’s top Pink Floyd show by THE MACHINE, a fan-favorite at the Music Pier, produced by BRE Presents & Bob Rose.  This special 30th Anniversary performance concert begins at 7 pm this Monday, 8/27, at the Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace.

The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for the crowd, with a diverse mix of Pink Floyd’s hits and catalog, stellar musicianship, and a dramatic lighting and video show.

For tickets, please visit here or call 1-800-745-3000.

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!

 

Art of Surfing Festival & OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races

There are two fun events taking place this week in OCNJ revolving around the ocean!

If you love art and surfing, you’ll want to stop by the annual Art of Surfing Festival. This 18-year-old art festival gives surf artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.

This year’s festival takes place at the Music Pier Thursday, 8/2 – Saturday, 8/4.  Enjoy the art, meet the artists from across the country, listen to live music, take a yoga class, and attend a book signing by Gidget. Admission is free.  To see the full schedule please visit here.

On Thursday night, 8/2, from 6 – 8 pm on the 34th Street Beach, cheer on your favorites at the OCBP Women’s Lifeguard Invitational Races. Women representing 15 beach patrols on the South Jersey coast will be competing! For more information call 609.399.6111.

Have a great week!

Bike and Fish in OCNJ

Looking for a new bike? You may find one at the Ocean City Bicycle Auction taking place today, Monday, 7/16, from 10 am – noon at the Shelter Road Vehicle Compound (first left off of Tennessee Ave., behind the golf course).

Bid on over 100 unclaimed and abandoned bicycles and other items, such as surfboards and kayaks. Registration begins at 9 am and a driver’s license, passport or valid I.D. is required. All items are sold “as is/where is”, with no warranties applied or offered.  Bank checks with I.D., traveler’s checks and cash only will be accepted. The rain date is Tuesday, July 18th.  For more information call 609-525-9356.

Later in the week, if you have ever wanted to tour the Ocean City Fishing Club’s pier and clubhouse at 14th St. & Boardwalk, you’ll have your chance. On Thursday, July 19th , from 6 – 8 pm, and again on Thursday, August 2nd , the pier will be open to all.  This is a great photo taking opportunity! The club will be accepting canned good donations to support the Ocean City Food Cupboard.  For more information visit here.

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.

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.

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!