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Press Releases

Learn more about OCNJ happenings with press releases from the Ocean City Chamber. From the latest OCNJ news to details on upcoming events, you’ll be in-the-know.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Frankenstein to Visit Ocean City Library in October

Frankenstein, the world’s most famous monster, will visit Ocean City this October.

The appearance is made possible by actor-artist Ron MacCloskey who has gathered the most extensive collection of Frankenstein artwork ever shown at a single venue. It will feature some of the country’s most famous artists and illustrators.

The exhibit will be displayed the month of October in the atrium and adjacent area of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., and serve as its Halloween gift to the community.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ocean City Welcome Center Grand Opening

The new Roy Gillian Welcome Center, located on the Route 52 Causeway, will hold a Grand Opening ceremony on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 11:30 A.M.

The building of the new Roy Gillian Welcome Center was part of the $396 million New Jersey Department of Transportation rebuilding of the Route 52 bridges and causeway project. It is a replica of the early 20th –century Ocean City Yacht Club that was demolished in 1944.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

South Jersey Premiere of The Quest Movie on Sept. 22nd - Features OC Native Lance Miller

Ocean City, NJ— Ocean City native Lance Miller returns to the town where he grew up to attend a special screening of THE QUEST documentary, an emotional story about the history of Corvette racing and his father’s dream. This event takes place following the Boardwalk Corvette Show on Sunday, September 22nd at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk. The historic 1960 #3 Corvette featured in the film will be on display at 5:00 p.m., followed by the screening at 6:00 p.m. and a Meet & Greet with the filmmakers at 7:45 p.m.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fema Releases Updated Flood Maps for Cape May County

Earlier today city staff attended a meeting at the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management to review and discuss new “Preliminary Work Maps” developed by FEMA. FEMA considers these maps the best available flood hazard data and, once released, they will replace the Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps that were issued in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

OC High School Student Wins Junior National Shuffle Board Title for 2nd Time

Ocean City High School student, Alec Helm, has won the Junior National Singles Shuffleboard Championship for the second consecutive year.  The 16 year old Ocean City resident copped the crown during the annual competition in Lakeside, Ohio.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

NJ Lieutenant Governor to Address OC Regional Chamber of Commerce

Ocean City, NJ - The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2013, 12:00 P.M., at Ocean City Yacht Club, 1 Bay Road, Ocean City, NJ.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"Seals of New Jersey: An Overview"

On Thursday, August 22 at 5:30pm, join the Marine Mammal Stranding Center at the Ocean City Free Public Library for "Seals of New Jersey: An Overview" .  Come learn about the four species of seals that call New Jersey their winter home.

This FREE program is sponsored by Ocean City Home Bank.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles!

Have you ever seen a 12 inch in diameter chocolate chip cookie chewed into a work of art? Tomorrow, Aug. 14th, is your big opportunity to delete this item from your Bucket List! Stop by the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, in Ocean City at 11 a.m. for " That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles"  and watch eager contestants from five and under to teens and adults create sweet artwork out of the huge pastry.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Two Shell Guys Meet

Clam Shell Pitching Enthusiast, Joe McGettigan, met with Ocean City's legendary shelled weather prognosticator, Martin  Z. Mollusk,  at the Miss Crustacean Hermit Cab Beauty Pageant  last week to discuss the August 24th Martin Z. Mollusk World Championship Clam Drain Pitching Contest set for the beaches between 5th and 6th St. Clam Drains are manufactured Clam Shells that provide a standard shell for all competitors. They


Friday, August 9, 2013

A "Nation of Things" A New Poetry Book by Mark Soifer

At Sun Rose Words and Music and Amazon.com


“A Nation of Things,” the eighth book of poems by local poet, Mark Soifer, is now available from Amazon.com and Sun Rose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City.


Friday, August 9, 2013

An August Thanksgiving


OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- Ocean City will celebrate Thanksgiving twice this year. Later in November but first on August 24th when it will treat its loyal vacationers to an evening of

entertainment capped by a gigantic fireworks display. (Rain date, Sunday August 25th)


Friday, August 2, 2013

OCHM to Remember "Old Sailing Days"

The Museum’s Thursday Night Lecture series continues on August 8, 2013 at 7pm in the Stainton Senior Center (a part of the Ocean City Community Center - 1735 Simpson Avenue) with a performance by Matthew Dodd, noted historical musician. This event entitled “Songs and Stories of Old Sailing Days” will delight all ages. Dressed in1800's seamen's clothes, around a set of a ship's forecastle, Matthew takes listeners back to the days when men spent years "before the


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Two Popular Art Shows in Ocean City This Weekend

WHAT: The Ocean City Arts Center will present the City’s 51st Annual Boardwalk Art Show

WHEN: Fri. Aug. 2 through Sun., Aug. 4: Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: On the Boardwalk from 8th to 11th Streets


Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 - Curvaceous Crabs Cavort at America's Greatest Family Resort

Miss Crustacean Has Been Entertaining the Nation and Universe For Forty Years at Ocean City. Pageant will “stay put,” says NASCRAB

OCEAN CITY, N.J. --- For 40 years The Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant has attracted hundreds of curvaceous crustaceans and their best friends to the 6th St. Beach in Ocean City. NASCRAB, its sponsoring organization, has never considered relocating to another venue.

“We would never move the Pageant to Las Vegas or any other location,” said Mark Soifer, founder of the pageant and chairman of NASCRAB, the National Association of Crab Activities at the Beach, a powerful, international organization that runs the event. “Don’t believe the rumors you’ve been hearing. We will stay put. Ocean City has the perfect family atmosphere for our family extravaganza. We know where we belong.”


Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Starting Time for OC Baby Parade

New Starting time 5 p.m.


Ocean City’s 104th Annual Baby Parade, the longest consecutively run in the nation, is set for Thursday, Aug. 8th.  The colorful event begins at a new starting time 5 p.m. Parade route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum Visits Ocean City

WHAT: New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum

WHERE: Parked on the North Side of the Community Center Library Complex, 17th and Simpson Ave.

WHEN: Thurs., July 25 through Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Boardwalk Art Show to be Held August 2,3 & 4

Ocean City--The 51st Boardwalk Art Show, hosted by the Ocean City Arts Center, will be held August 2, 3, & 4 from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.  Applications for artists will be accepted through July 26.

More than 50 artists will display watercolor, oil, acrylics, original drawings, photograhs and hand-pulled pieces.  Awards include Purchase Award where the Center buys a piece; a $500 Best of Show Award; $350 Second Place; $250 Third Place; $200 Mayor's Choice Award for an Ocean City Themed piece; and Three Honorable Mentions at $100 each.  Prize money was increased in 2013.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Opening Ceremonies for OC's 4th Annual Tribute to the Philippines


WHAT: Opening ceremonies for Ocean City’s 4th Annual Tribute to the Philippines

WHEN:  Saturday July 20th at 10 a.m.

WHERE: In front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace


Monday, July 15, 2013

Winners Ocean City Freckle Contest

The City’ Annual Freckle Contest attracted over 70 contestants who competed for spotted glory in front of the Music Pier, July 11 at 6 p.m.

The good natured competition feature categories from 5 and under to Adults most of whom seemed to have a good time admiring each other’s freckles.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

OCNJ C.A.R.E. Benefit

Ocean City, NJ- Magical Mondays are held at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier on 6th street and the boardwalk in Ocean City. With the purchase of a $20 wristband on a Magical Monday guests can go on unlimited rides between the hours of 1-4pm. Proceeds from wristband purchases on Monday, July 15th will benefit OCNJ C.A.R.E. which is continuing to support Ocean City families and businesses affected by super storm Sandy.


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